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GamingHey Reddit, we’re Game Attack, one of those Rooster Teeth brands. We launched our YouTube channel in October after splitting away from ScrewAttack.

Jan 9th 2017 by CraigSkitz • 29 Questions • 811 Points

Hey Reddit, we’re Game Attack, one of those Rooster Teeth brands. We launched our YouTube channel in October after splitting away from ScrewAttack.

At Game Attack we release new original videos every day on our YouTube channel. We play a lot of party games like Mario Party and Gang Beasts, have some fun with our Let’s Plays, have a random ass podcast called the Try Hard Podcast and even play the occasionally crappy mobile game. At the end of the day, we’re a bunch of dudes who enjoy turning our love for video games into entertainment for you.

Game Attack's Reddit Page - https://www.reddit.com/r/GameAttack/

Craig Skistimas - Dude who runs things /user/CraigSkitz/

Shaun Bolen - Master Mutha Suck /user/ShaunMcLane

Bryan Baker - Beard Man /user/Bryan_GameAttack

Proof: https://i.redd.it/lbd5gds9ks7y.jpg

UPDATE - This is been SUPER fun but we have to get back to work. We'll come back later to answer some more questions but in the meantime, if you're new make sure to sub to our channel (https://www.youtube.com/GameAttack) for new videos daily at 8am CT. Remember that #DEATHWEEK is next week! We appreciate your guys for allowing us to do what we love!

Q:

What're your favorite shows to record?

A:

Anything that takes longer than 90 seconds for Bolen to talk about his wiener.


Q:

Hey Guys,

RT's broadcast department misses you. When are you gonna come visit again so we can test some new crazy fun wild effects?

P.S. We promise not to give Gavin anything else that might permanently blind Bolen while you are here.

-RT Broadcast Michael

A:

Dear Michael,

We love you guys too. We'll be there soon. When we do return, we will party.

Love, Craig


Q:

when will you get pc's for more multiplayer games?

A:

ha! you gotta ask our bosses about that.


Q:

Y'all eat ass??? I'm genuinely curious...

A:

this must be Sam's alt account..


Q:

How far ahead do you usually record before things launch?

A:

Right now we're about two weeks ahead from a shooting standpoint. We generally have things ready to go way ahead of time which is amazing and a stark contrast to when we were at SA.


Q:

Will you guys be covering the Nintendo Switch reveal like the teaser trailer video? Also you guys are awesome!

A:

Yeah, we're planning on doing a live stream during the press conference on Thursday. CAN'T WAIT!


Q:

If you were a soup, what kind of soup would you be?

A:

one with a really complex base for it's broth that will hit you with some enhanced flavors as you suck it down... or vegetable beef barley.


Q:

What would it take to pursue a career with gameattack?

A:

send us your videos and we'll take a look. We're all about hiring from the community. We want some hard working fools to join us and grow this bad boy.


Q:

I know Craig and Bryan/Chad (even Sam and Bolen as well) have been around long enough to see a number of changes in the whole online communities thing since Screwattack itself was founded all the way back in 2006.

Are there things that you feel should be more important with web based things that aren't these days anymore, things you dislike being around, or that you wish would come back? Like smaller disconnects between the "on screen talent" (for lack of a better term and the community, people being afraid to try/do their own thing instead of going with what worked for other people, etc. And did they sort of contribute to your visions of what you wanted Game Attack to be/want it to be say 5 years ago?

Apologies for the long, convoluted question, and hopefully it's well worded enough to make sense. Game Attack's doing awesome so far, keep up the good work!

A:

It's MUCH easier for people to have a voice now and days compared to a decade ago. Previously the only way to connect was through email or forums. Now there's so much more. I love having the ability to connect so quickly.


Q:

GameAttack were one of my highlights in last year's Extra Life stream. How do you think you can top the japanese gameshows this year and have you started planning anything crazy?

A:

When people think of GA we want them to think of fun. We do our best to bring it every time we have the opportunity, whether that's in video or live at an event. We do our best to be creative and think outside of what others do. As for Extra Life 2017, our first focus in RTX 2017 and kicking that ass.


Q:

Nice try Jeremy... How many times do I have to say no?

A:

umm... Matt Bragg.


Q:

Back up plan? Hustle hard. Then keep hustling til we make it succeed.

Advice for starting your own channel? Do it in a way that you truly enjoy. Don't let the praise go to your head, and don't let the hate go to your heart.

A:

that's deep Bryan.


Q:

Having been a follower of Screwattack since '06 its refreshing to see you guys go back to your roots and make content that you find enjoyable.

Y'all have had an internet presence for a LONG time now. Whether it be your forums and blogs (v3 represent) to your recent YouTube ventures as well as personal channels., its undeniable the effect y'all have had on the gaming internet with shows like Top 10, Video Game Vault and Hard News.

With all this being said, your biggest thing back in the day IMO was the acquisition of g1/user created content and hosting it on your platform for more people to see, whether it be shows like Nametags, Jew Wario, and famously, AVGN. Will we ever see a return of hosting user made content on your platform? With YouTube being your main focus how can you guys reach out and be more community involved with g1s, similar to how active y'all were on the forums and blogs with Screwattack.

Also will we ever see a return of more scripted content like Clip of the Week and Metal Gear Ben?

(Ps will there ever be another eating challenge)

A:

Thanks for the kind words. I do agree: SA has had a real positive impact on the internet and gaming community. It's something I'm very proud of.

All the things you mentioned were staples of SA back in the day so we'll leave it to them to continue that tradition. We want to forge new trails at GA.


Q:

I am an independent professional wrestler in the Midwest, would any of you, Funhaus, Or AH accept a challenge to face me in the squared circle?

A:

pics?


Q:

Any collab plans with other RT channels you can give us any hints about?

A:

We're going to collab with anything who wants to collab with us regardless of if they're with RT. We love everyone... most of the time.


Q:

Any plans to do potentially do full play throughs (Lets Watch style) of games?

A:

We actually are doing an extended playthrough of Dark Souls starting next week! We're calling it "Death Week" and I'll be playing with Bolen serving as my captain. I've never played Dark Souls so it should be pretty interesting.

With that said, Death Week is a big test for us, so if it's successful we'll certainly look at doing things like it more frequently. If it's not you'll never see anything like it again... ever. EVER!


Q:

Will we ever see Game Attack play some Bubble Bobble or Rainbow Islands?

Also, I tweeted Craig about where I could find a Slamball jersey with his name on it. Would the RoosterTeeth merch department consider doing a Game Attack jersey in that style? I notice the Bandits and Game Attack share a similar colour scheme?

A:

Bubble Bobble or Rainbow Islands... why those games in particular? ha ha

I doubt RT would be interested in selling a SlamBall style jersey. After all, SlamBall hasn't been relevant in 12 or 13 years.

As for the color scheme, it's just a coincidence.


Q:

So, is SGC still on?

A:

RTX is on and we'll be there so whether it's "SGC" in name, the SGC spirit will be there.


Q:

Why is chad such a podcast slut?

A:

dude... i know.


Q:

Any plans for another My Vids Don't Suck contest?

A:

nope! that's a SA thing. If they want to do it they're more than welcome to.


Q:

Do you guys have any guests you want to try to look into doing videos with?

A:

Well work with anyone and everyone as long as they're not dicks.


Q:

Craig, what are some of your all time favorite videos you've filmed over the last 10 years on Screwattack and/or Game Attack?

A:

I love the old Clips we did. I came up with this show called "Reboot or Retro" that I handed off to Jared which never really took off either. I love the idea but it just didn't hit for whatever reason.

GA is a totally different beast. It feels very much like when SA started. Every day is different and exciting and we all genuinely enjoy shooting with each other. My personal favorite video at GA we've made is also probably one of our least: the Tap That App about the Kim Kardashian game. The original cut was apparently so offensive seven members of SA who watched it left the room because they didn't want to watch it anymore. I laughed my ass off when I heard that.


Q:

The 6% is the female viewership.

A:

Our analytics show that 94% of our audience is dudes and 6% is women.


Q:

Any plans on working with James (AVGN) in the future? I would love to see him in a Four Play.

A:

I'd love to work with James. Getting him out of Philly is pretty tough these days though.


Q:

What are your thoughts on the Cow Chop boys?

A:

Seem like good dudes. Only really spoke with them a couple guys but would love to shoot some stuff with them.


Q:

Hey yall! I had an awesome time meeting Craig at rtx sydney last year, can we get any hints as to whether Game Attack is gonna be coming down this year? :)

A:

Nope. As much as we'd like to we didn't get the invite. We'd love to do but until people bombard @RTXSydney with requests for us I don't know if we'll return. Hopefully that changes next year - i LOVED Sydney. Seriously. LOVED it.


Q:

Why are you guys much more deserving of /u/madmattbt and /u/fh_elyse as team members than Funhaus?

A:

Purple is the color of royalty. They deserve purple.


Q:

Hey guys, been a fan of the Screwattack/Game Attack community for about three years now, I was wondering if you plan on doing any fighting game lps? maybe call it Salty Runback?

A:

Sam and Bolen suck too bad at fighting games and Chad takes it too seriously. I'm just average nowanddays.


Q:

I've been a FIRST member for a while, and I watch on YT too, but I was wondering which place to watch is more beneficial for you guys?

A:

for us, our YT channel but it's GREAT that you're a FIRST member