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    • IlliSprings asked gus a question

      With you and Barbara being in charge of RTX every year, do decisions on events, panels,etc... only go through the two of you, or are there more people involved in the decision making process?

      Answered: May 9, 2016

      Bethany has taken over my RTX responsibilities so I am not involved nearly as much as I have been in the past. Barbara and Bethany take care of RTX panels. Bethany evaluates and decides what events RT attends.

    • Tower of Joy

      2 years ago

      gus Elite Staff

      Eddard Stark's recollection of the events at the Tower of Joy are probably my favorite passage in the entire "A Song of Ice and Fire" series. The television version played out slightly differently than it did in the books. If you enjoy Game of Thrones and have four minutes to spare you can listen to the passage as it is in the book here:


      My second favorite passage in the series of books is probably Septon Meribald's speech about war and broken men.



    • Scuttler_Main asked gus a question

      You said to come here if i had questions about the posdcast feed. Was wondering how I could fix this problem I am on an iphone if that helps at all! Thanks for the help

      Answered: May 2, 2016

      Awesome question.

    • Podcast a little late today

      2 years ago

      gus Elite Staff

      The podcast will be up a little late today. We wanted to add the interview that Geoff and I did with Duncan Jones and Robert Kazinsky to it and that is taking a little longer than expected. Podcast will still be up later this afternoon.


      --edit 2:20pm--

      We are going to release the podcast without the interview segment. The interview will be released as a bonus segment along with next week's podcast. Sorry for the delay.

    • PAX East 2016 Recap

      2 years ago

      gus Elite Staff

      I wanted to sit down and write a recap of all the things I saw at PAX East this year and I had a realization. I’ve been to just about every PAX since the first one back in 2004 and I’m sure I’ve talked about the things I see at the show, but I’ve never actually talked about what it is like to work at the show. So, armed with that realization, I’ve decided not to write about the games I saw at PAX East, but instead give you an insight as to what it is like to work at PAX East.


      I arrived on Thursday evening and flew out on Saturday afternoon, so it was a whirlwind tour. This year’s PAX East was an extra important one for us because we were going to be showing off our new 50’x50’ booth for the first time. In the past we always had a 10x20 booth that looked less than professional. We really wanted to have this new booth show us in the best possible light.

      Thursday

      Before I got to Boston, we had a team of people head out earlier to help oversee booth assembly and stock the store. Bethany Feinstein, Emily McBride, and Rachel Novak all showed up on Wednesday and worked with Freeman to get the booth set up.


      I landed in Boston around 6:00 p.m. on Thursday and texted Bethany, asking if the booth was finished and ready for the show. PAX East opens at 9:00 a.m. on Friday for press attendees, so I was hoping she’d say they were finished and I could just go show up for dinner. Bethany sent me a photo showing that was not the case, so I decided to head to the convention center to help out.


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      I checked into my hotel, dropped my bag off, and got to the convention center around 6:45. Emily needed some help getting our point of sale system for the store online so I got to work on that.


      We typically use two iPads to run all of our sales. When I tried to turn them on, they both needed to be charged. We only had one charger so I plugged one in to charge and decided to take a look at the internet. The event did not have wireless internet access for exhibitors, so we had a wired ethernet drop. After confirming with the internet provider that we could use our own router to create our own WiFi network, I got to work on that, only to discover that we had a router but no power supply for it. I unsuccessfully searched for a router at a few stores near the convention center, so I had to take a taxi to a store further away from the convention center to buy one. I purchased the router, headed back to the convention center, and got to work setting it up. I configured the security on it and confirmed it worked by connecting my phone.


      I took a look at the iPad I had been charging and it was able to turn on now, so things were looking up. For some reason I couldn’t get the WiFi to activate on it, so I rebooted it and discovered the WiFi was still disabled. I didn’t know what happened, but for some reason all wireless functionality on that iPad was broken. Bluetooth and WiFi were both greyed out and could not be enabled. I panicked a bit because if our second iPad was also broken we’d have no way to process store transactions. I plugged in the other iPad to let it charge a bit while I helped out with various tasks in the booth. When the second iPad finally booted up, I was able to get it on the WiFi and launch the point of sale system. Typically we like to have two units, but at least we had one functional iPad.


      There was also a slight problem with the videos we were going to be playing on the TVs in our booth. We had several displays showing highlight reels of Rooster Teeth content; the reels were only 40 minutes long, and when they ended someone had to manually use the remote to restart the reel on the TV. It wasn’t an ideal solution, so I offered to take the video and re-export a new version where I looped the 40 minutes over and over into a 400-minute reel.


      After a bit more work, we were able to call it a night and finally went to dinner at 10:00. We were all so exhausted that we retreated to the hotel immediately after eating. I stayed up a bit longer trying to fix the iPad by upgrading the iOS and doing a system restore, but the wireless functionality never came back. I also started an export of the video reels, but that was going to take four and a half hours to complete. I finally hit the sack around 1:30 a.m. and set an alarm for 6:15 a.m. to check on the video export.

      Friday

      I woke up at 6:15 a.m. and was pleased to see the video exported fine, so I decided to copy it to the USB sticks that fed the video to the televisions. The next part of this story gets a little technical, I apologize. I realized that the USB sticks for the TV had to be formatted with a FAT32 filesystem. FAT32 only allows for files up to four gigabytes in size. The file I had exported was just over seven gigabytes, so I could not use that file on those USB sticks. The reason the highlight reel was only 40 minutes long was that was the longest our editor was able to make the video and keep the file under four gigabytes. I texted Bethany and let her know I failed to fix the iPad and failed to fix the issue with our video reels. I arranged to get the USB sticks to her team when they headed to the convention center at 7:00 a.m., and then went back to sleep.


      I officially got out of bed around 10:00 a.m., showered, and began consolidating all the assets I needed for our panel. Our panel was at 1:00 p.m., and I had some images and a video to show so I wanted to make sure everything was on my laptop and that it all worked properly. I also had to make a document with all the talking points I needed to hit, and spent some time organizing everything.


      At about 11:00 a.m. I realized I had a problem on my hands. Normally, in a panel, the presenter shares visuals by plugging a laptop into an HDMI cable that sits on the stage. Guess what? I didn’t have the correct adapter to convert the port on my laptop to HDMI. I did a quick Google search and found a store near my hotel that might have the adapter I needed. I walked to the store and discovered they didn’t. By this point it was noon, so I had an hour to find the adapter and get to the panel. I jumped in a cab and had the driver take me to the same store I purchased the router the night before. The whole ride to the store I kept kicking myself for not having thought of this during my last trip to that store. I arrived at the store, purchased the adapter, and caught another cab back to the convention center. Fortunately traffic wasn’t too bad, and I finally walked into the convention center at about 11:40 a.m.


      I immediately walked to the theater our panel was in and headed backstage. Everyone who was supposed to be on the panel was waiting there, which was good because I hadn’t had time to check and make sure everyone knew where the panel was. We talked for a few minutes, went over the things we were going to talk about, then headed out to the panel. The panel went off without any problem and we wrapped it up a little after 2:00 p.m.


      When the panel was over, I realized I hadn’t eaten all day and was getting pretty hungry. My next commitment was at 3:00 p.m., so I had a little bit of time to find something to eat. Unfortunately every dining option in the area was packed and had long waits. I settled on some food from a vendor in the convention center and ate it as quickly as I could so I could make my meeting.


      At 3:00 p.m. I met with some of our partners, and we wrapped up around 3:30 p.m. After that I had another appointment to play Overwatch at the Microsoft booth, so I headed to their booth and got one game in (my team won).


      I had to be back in our booth from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. to sign autographs and take photos with people, so I had a few minutes to spare. I found a quiet corner to call my wife and talk to her briefly.

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      4:30 p.m. rolled around, so I headed back to the booth and finished the day there trying to meet and talk to as many people as possible. The times like this in the booth are my absolute favorite thing about events. The day was long and I was exhausted, but the energy people bring to the booth really helps keep me going.


      The floor closed at 6:00 p.m. and I ran to a meeting with some people from YouTube. We had a couple of drinks with the YouTube folks, then went and had dinner and spent the rest of the night hanging out with Mega64.

      Saturday

      On Saturday the floor opened at 10:00 a.m. and I had to be there to sign autographs from 10 to 11:30 a.m. I woke up bright and early, and headed down to the convention center. I’m always a bit sluggish in the morning, but I was extra tired Saturday for some reason. I met as many people as I could until 11:30, then I had to run to another meeting. That meeting wrapped and I headed back to the Microsoft booth to play Gears of War 4. I played one round (my team lost), then I had to find a quiet spot to eat and have a drink.

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      I headed over to the Westin and found a quiet spot at the bar, and ended up sitting next to two people I knew. I had to interview Duncan Jones and Robert Kazinsky about the Warcraft movie at 2:15 p.m., so I decided to work while eating at the bar. I know quite a bit about Warcraft, but I wanted to make sure I was as prepared as possible for the interview. I researched the publicly known details about the movie and wrote up a bunch of questions to ask. While I was working, a very nice Rooster Teeth fan bought me a drink. Thanks, it helped fuel my research.


      1:45 p.m. crept up before I knew it, so I ran back to our booth to make sure everything was in order for our interview. I met up with Geoff, went over all of the questions, and met Duncan Jones and Robert Kazinsky. We got our microphones and headed on stage. We chatted for maybe 15 minutes, then wrapped up the interview. It was really great to get to meet those guys, and they were super nice and easy to talk to.


      Our guests took off, and Geoff and I had to run to the airport. I had a 4:00 p.m. flight, so went to the airport directly from the convention center and headed back to Austin.


      This ended up being much longer than I expected. If you read this far I hope you found it interesting. I thought you might want a little bit of insight as to what we experience when we go to an event.

    • AliShlaibeq asked gus a question

      Hi Gus. Wanted to know if you will be attending Supanova Melbourne 2017 and why you didn't attend this years one?

      Answered: Apr 25, 2016

      We are trying to focus our energy into RTX Australia in Sydney.

    • Reptiledisfunction asked gus a question

      What is the laptop you use during the patch? I need a new work one.

      Answered: Apr 25, 2016

      I typically use a MacBook Air. This past week I experimented with a Surface Pro 4.

    • obot626 asked gus a question

      Have you ever been to Sweet Maple or Stacks for breakfast in San Francisco? If you haven't you should go (you just mentioned going to SF on the podcast haha)

      Answered: Apr 25, 2016

      No

    • Sam97769 asked gus a question

      How did you get into Rooster Teeth? And how would I? (What Qualifications are required and recommended?)

      Answered: Apr 25, 2016

      I started it.

    • Arbiter9 asked gus a question

      Do you have a recipe for the marinade you made in the steak-off? Looks awesome and I love grilling.

      Answered: Apr 25, 2016

      Yeah I do.

  • Comments (32271)

    • kraziflame FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 years ago

      I know you may not remember nor care because it was something you had casually said but you asked when you'd finally be able to watch movies opening day from the convenience of home. The Interview has brought this honor whether or not you enjoyed the shenanigans around it being aired or not.

      - The Future

      • RagArk

        3 years ago

        As much as I want them to give us that convenience, I feel that the loss out ways the "pros" of having us watch it via the web and not the theatre. I also imagine that the want/need for watching movies in a theatre is still very existent.

      • kraziflame FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        3 years ago

        I agree with the piracy being a reason this may not take off the the twitter user that Gus shared with us had a valid point if the movie was only released in america maybe id say about half of those thefts were from over seas of people just trying to see it. And id thought they had said that The Wolf of Wall Street had been the most pirated movie of 2014 but I don't have my own fact checker so hey lol.

      • RagArk

        3 years ago

        I don't think that is going to happen. From what I hear from ScreenPlay, they stated (Brandon stated) that 1 billion people illegally downloaded the movie. I checked out the rental of the movie on "opening night." It was $6 to rent it for 24hrs. Now, if 1 billion people didn't pay for it, that's already a loss of 6 billion dollars. Of course, the number may not actually be that high. But there is a loss in there somewhere. And that's the reason why they won't allow us to watch it from the convenience of our home. There are plenty of people downloading it illegally. The Interview is a clear example of why it won't work.

    • Gamefreak162

      3 years ago

      Merry Christmas Gus.

    • lachlan92 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 years ago

      So happy to see you wore that Manly Sea Eagles jersey I gave you on the RT Podcast

    • Hazmat11296

      3 years ago

      Megwin from the Japanese youtube channel you mention is married.
      www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fs86bwvMBro

    • Jpastrano

      3 years ago

      Hi Gus

    • rody406

      3 years ago

      Love how you talk about being a little Phil Collins in the RT channel on Slacker Radio.

    • uofmfan

      3 years ago

      Hey Gus,
      I'm not new to the site, but new to posting on it. I just started a sponsorship last month and am going to try to be more active on here. I'm going to be moving to Arlington, Texas this February and will be looking for an apartment over the holidays. I was thinking of spending New Years in Austin. Any ideas for fun places to spend the evening? I've never been to Austin so any advice is greatly appreciated!
      Thanks so much,
      Mike Stafford

    • Khriswan

      3 years ago

      I know it is not your job, but I think you would like to know that Podcasts 297 and 300 (video) are not available on the page, at least for no sponsors. ( they'r up on youtube) so there is not really a problem. I just want you to know.

      By the way, you are the best. Greetings from argentina.

    • judexer FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 years ago

      Gus,

      Don't know if you've seen this or not but i haven't heard of it in the Podcast or on the Patch. It's worth a read if you haven't seen it already
      www.techspot.com/news/58953-google-fiber-gigab...

    • sleepyguyy

      3 years ago

      Gus, I can't remember if it was you or Burnie who asked about if there was a rock somewhere that looked just like your face. And while this video doesnt pretain to our universe, It reminded me of that comment www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GEebx72-qs&featu...

    • Definitely21

      3 years ago

      It's an honor, sir.

      • jipps FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        3 years ago

        word

    • artemisDisciple

      3 years ago

      It sucks that you died, I had you pegged as the guy who survives, just because you would be like "fuck this, there's no way I'm getting killed by one of you assholes"

    • stablepaddock

      3 years ago

      Gus you are an absolute insp. Many a parent has told me I'll love kids but you're a solid and successful reason why I'll be happy without the need of an offspring. You're awesome, and I love seeing you in the RT Shorts! Hope you've got plenty of time for winding down and hangin with Esther c:

    • SunsetDawn FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold 2017 Guardian Hype

      3 years ago

      Sorry I had to rig your horrible murder and bloody death in TLR. Nothing personal.

    • Ahlivianne

      3 years ago

      Gus you are a gem and I hope to see more of your beautiful poetry

    • Madiniwa Arting

      3 years ago

      Gus you beautiful flower, you were my favourite on Ten Little Roosters. You will be sorely missed, but the charm of your poetry will bring me solace in this time of loss. RIP precious goddess.

    • Iceberg13

      3 years ago

      Hi!
      Just wanted to say, you're awesome! Keep doing what you're doing! smiley0.gif

    • Knifemom FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Wears Black

      3 years ago

      Hello Gus! I hope you have a fantastic week! It's sad that we won't get to see you anymore in Ten Little Roosters, because I loved your acting as I was watching it! I was really, really hoping that you would be the one to survive everything, but I guess that's not happening. Ah, well, I guess someone else will get to live until the end. Thanks for being so fun and awesome in the episodes in which you appeared in Ten Little Roosters!

    • Kobias

      3 years ago

      Out of curiosity, do you play Warhammer 40k? If not then as a btw its in the same universe as the game Space Marine.

    • Ltoneil

      3 years ago

      Hey, it was great to see you in Brisbane today, thanks for coming all the way from America. It was great to meet you, excited for next one. :)

    • twatkat

      3 years ago

      Hey, I hope this doesn't seem rude, I just kind of see you as the guy with all the info on RT, and I was just looking on Cast and Crew because I've been thinking, I've been looking over the RT Podcasts and the cast pages and, I noticed that Michael hasn't been particularly present, and he's not been on for I think 8 months, also not listed on the cast page.

      Given that I'm new to this I was wondering what happened, or at least where I might find the info for that.

    • MrharryCaulf

      3 years ago

      UK

    • MrharryCaulf

      3 years ago

      Do you go to insomnia

    • Megas77

      3 years ago

      lol i guess you became a meme somewhere down the line Gus Congratulations

      www.memecenter.com/fun/4159357/smile

    • swaciswag

      3 years ago

      Thanks for coming to Adelaide Gus, love your work and loved the panel. Would be a pleasure to have you back soon.

    • sakiko21

      3 years ago

      Hello Mr.Sarola, sorry to bother you but I just got a V9.com Search Project virus from the site or one of the ads featured on the RT website. Any Idea what that is about?

      Thank you for your time.

    • HOWtwoROCK

      3 years ago

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      I was gonna post these on your birthday but I Gus its little early

      Post edited 11/17/14 8:50AM

    • Funster5031

      3 years ago

      www.dropbox.com/s/leta4vtnkoq0vc4/IMG_2014111...

      my fav part of toyjoy meet up. GUs answered my skype call for me.

    • dereckc1 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Whovian, Stargate fan,

      3 years ago

      Wanted to thank you Gus for being at the ToyJoy meet & greet tonight, and hope you enjoy the bottle of Jack.

    • Sierra_004 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 years ago

      Gus! When do we get get a Podcast King Gus Bobblehead?

    • r3dray88

      3 years ago

      LONG LIVE KING GUS!!

    • leprakhauns FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 years ago

      If Gus was cloned, would Gus hang out with Gus?

      • RagArk

        3 years ago

        Yes. However, I don't know if he can stand himself.

      • leprakhauns FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        3 years ago

        An all Gus Podcast. All Gus all the time.

        Go to a red light district and it would be Gus Gus Gus.

      • swadZ Head Hunter

        3 years ago

        How would that work on the podcast

    • swadZ Head Hunter

      3 years ago

      You

    • LEGOEPIC

      3 years ago

      you'll love this, trust me.
      www.youtube.com/watch?v=12NYNog6LAI

    • Jaybles522 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 years ago

      www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_ywDP2mJzM

      College Humor made this video about how deep sea fish are terrifying. Check it out, podcast made me think of it.

    • HOWtwoROCK

      3 years ago

      Hey Gus I'm preparing to send some vita games your way. wait for them. If you have any favorite genre let me know before hand

      • RagArk

        3 years ago

        It was a reference to an AHWU with Millie.

      • HOWtwoROCK

        3 years ago

        You need to keep up with your knowledge of Gus "The Assman" Sorola. You're slipping

        Post edited 11/17/14 12:04PM

      • HOWtwoROCK

        3 years ago

        didn't you watch the podcast? Gus stated a fan sent him a Vita for remote play. So by proxy he can play vita games on his vita, that he has.

      • RagArk

        3 years ago

        Didn't you hear Geoff? Nobody has vitas.

      • HOWtwoROCK

        3 years ago

        hmm interesting. I'll consider it. Radius but I doubt they get vita games

      • Radius55 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Site Admin

        3 years ago

        Considering that RT often gets early access games direct from the publishers and review copies directly sent to them you might want to either consider a different gift or send the games somewhere else. Operation Supply Drop is a good candidate.

    • Gautzsch

      3 years ago

      You should do a lets play with the original cast of RVB in masterchief collection and roleplay as your own characters!

      • niriall FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold THE META

        3 years ago

        Wow its almost like doing voice work for hours consecutively without a script wouldnt be hard or anything.

    • Antti

      3 years ago

      You should get this Youtube channel banned, it have got alot of wiews of all the RTTA and other videos what he have stolen :/

      www.youtube.com/channel/UCXd7S3AeGRCnazCyTEtq... (cheech marin)

    • mikeender20

      3 years ago

      I love the patch! I would love to hear a board game related podcast by you guys!

      Thanks for all the great content!

    • ginopuppy

      3 years ago

      found some old pictures from Katsucon 12. It was the only time I ever met you guys. I thought I'd pass them along. ginopuppy545b626b48a4c.jpg
      My friend Tikki is in this first one.
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    • rody406

      3 years ago

      Where's yesterday's podcast. Should be out by now, right?

    • madcncdoctor FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 years ago

      Thought you'd like this edit of podcast #295 youtu.be/EPZvYLLWZos

    • spengar

      3 years ago

      anyway to get in a civilizations beyond earth game with you good sir?

    • Jakobaker FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Jakobaker

      3 years ago

      Hey Gus!
      Today a app called Spoiler Shield is free on iOS, it's a add on to social media that blocks post containing TV shows and stuff that you can select. I saw it and though of you guys because I know you guys have internet jerks who like to spoil for you.

    • void165

      3 years ago

      So, the chive has a pic of you!

      thechive.com/2014/10/26/you-gotta-herp-bef...

      • JakeHCoker

        3 years ago

        Haha I was just about to post that!

    • Hippowties

      3 years ago

      Who won?

      • KWierso AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

        3 years ago

        It was me.

    • jantheman78 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Journalist... I hope

      3 years ago

      Thanks for hosting the contest Gus gave me a jolt of excitement today.

    • MWiggins28

      3 years ago

      MY body is ready

    • DakotaWashin

      3 years ago

      I am ready

    • Com4nderkill

      3 years ago

      Herro!

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