In October 2020, Derrick Bitner of GameXplain left the channel to pursue a new venture. Ash Paulsen and Steve Bowling would leave that November for the same reason. A short time later, Jon Cartwright (who had left GameXplain earlier that year to join Nintendo Life) announced that he would be handing over his personal YouTube channel over to "some amazing people putting something really special together".
That special thing would be revealed and launched, on November 9, 2020 in the form of Good Vibes Gaming, a channel dedicated to spreading positivity and good vibes to the gaming community. Because, lets be honest — theres too much negativity in gaming discourse these days. The cornerstone program of the channel is Todays News Tonight, a week-nightly show where Bitner, Paulsen, Bowling, and a Special Guest discuss the day's gaming news. They also produce reviews, analysis videos, and video essays on various gaming topics.
Tropes News Tonight include:
- Famous Ancestor: Ash has one in his father, Rob Paulsen.
- Podcast: "Today's News Tonight" serves as one.
- Running Gag
- Special Guest: The number of "Today's News Tonight" episodes without one can be counted on one hand. Among their more notable guests are: Tim Rogers, Imrhan Khan (from Kinda Funny Games), Shesez (of Boundary Break fame), SomecallmeJohnny, Scott The Woz, and Chuggaaconroy.
- Spiritual Antithesis: To GameXplain. The channel's creators cite that they were burned out by GameXplain's approach of releasing over a dozen short news and analysis videos every day, and wanted to try a "less is more" approach to content creation.