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i dunno what they're bitching about. some racing wheel? whatever. [game podcasts]

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So you have a long commute to work on the bus. Or you have a boring drive. Or you're sitting doing work/school/gaming/drinking and masturbating while using your own tears as lubricant, and you need something to listen to. Music is good, but hey, listening to people talk about videogames is a pretty fun thing to do (if they aren't incredibly stupid).

Enter PODCASTS, the ever-available AM radio shows that cover any topic you can imagine. But we only care about video games because, hey, we're fucking nerds. It's what we know and it's awesome to listen to people give opinions that we can promptly throw out and disagree with. Most podcasts even enjoy when you email them to tell them important things or ask trivial questions! It's a big ol' conglomerate of mismashed topics and ideas.

There's a shitload of podcasts you can dive into: video games are a pretty saturated podcast topic, which means you have a lot to cover, and it can be potentially very very intimidating if you don't know where to start. BUT THAT'S WHY WE HAVE AN OP

The Essentials
Here's a list of podcasts you should start with. They're widely listened to and will give you stuff to talk about on a regular basis in this thread. They're also a good launch-off point for what you may want to explore listening to later.
Giant Bombcast
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AIRS: Tuesday - Weekly
LENGTH: 1.5 - 2.5 Hours
CREW: Jeff Gerstmann, Ryan Davis, Brad Shoemaker, Vinny Caravella
LINK: Giant Bombcast Homepage


Rebel.FM
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AIRS: Thursday - Weekly
LENGTH: 1.5 - 2.5 Hours
CREW: Anthony Gallegos, Arthur Gies, Tyler Barber
TOPIC: Games Played, New Releases, News, E-Mails, Special discussion topics
LINK: Rebel.FM Podcast Homepage

Geekbox
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AIRS: Wednesday - Weekly
LENGTH: 1 - 1.5 Hours
CREW: Ryan Scott, Ryan Higgins, Andrew Fitch, Karen Chu, Mike Cruz
TOPIC: Any and all things geeky (comics, cartoons, TV shows, movies, games, etc.)
LINK: Geekbox.Net


Idle Thumbs Newsblast
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AIRS:
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LENGTH: 1 - 1.5 Hours
CREW: Chris Remo, Jake Rodkin, Nick Breckon, Steve Gaynor
TOPIC: Games Played, News, New Releases, E-Mails, 4 hour long tangents... wait what?
LINK: Idle Thumbs Podcast Archive

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AIRS: Sunday - Weekly
LENGTH: 1.5 - 2.5 Hours
CREW: Greg Leahy, James Jones, Jonathan Metts, Jon Lindemann
TOPIC: Games Played, News, E-Mails, Special discussion topics
LINK: Nintendo World Report Podcast Homepage


Hittin' Home
We really like listening to podcasts. Some of us like video game podcasts so much, we actually have our own. Isn't that exciting? I bet it is. And without being bias, it really seems like most podcasts with forumers in them are actually pretty good. So if you want to here some friendly voices, and want to expand your repertoire, here's a good list of casts to check out.
BonusEXP
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AIRS: Sundays
LENGTH: 1-2 hours
CREW: Andy Stahl, David Thompson, Pat Bell
LINK: Bonus EXP Homepage


The Battle BroCast
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AIRS: Pretty Much Whenever
LENGTH: 1.5-2 hours
CREW: Mike Blais, Max Whitaker, Craig Erven
LINK: Chocobros.com

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AIRS: Fortnightly (Thursday nights)
LENGTH: 1-2 hours
CREW: Aaron Robinson (me), Damien Wilkens (the guy who actually does all the work)
LINK: Itunes Feed Archive



The Other Stuff
Those podcasts aren't all that's out there, though. Hell, this list isn't even all that's out there. Here's an alphabetical list of the rest of what people listen to: if you have something to add, let me know so we can throw it up.
A Life Well Wasted
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If Ira Glass from This American Life was fucking insane over games, you would have ALWW's Robert Ashley. Robert was a longtime guest on 1UP's GFW Radio, and since the 1UP mass-firings, he's been hard at work on his own show, which - explaining the show's infrequent episode release schedule - is a solo production entirely. That's not to say the man's lazy; far from it, Ashley's gaming podcasts are some of the best in terms of content, editing, and sheer love and passion for the hobby. Go from the death of EGM and stories of print's golden years, to universities archiving entire MMO worlds, to the world's best selling pinball designer.

AIRS: Once every few months
LENGTH: 1 - 2 Hours
CREW: Robert Ashley, various interviewed guests
TOPIC: All things gaming with in-depth interviews on rarely covered, interesting topics
LINKS: alifewellwasted.com




The Brainy Gamer
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AIRS: Monthly - Frequent
LENGTH: .5 - 1.5 Hours
CREW: Michael Abbott
TOPIC: 'Thoughtful conversation about video games', lengthy interviews with people from every facet of the game development industry
LINKS: BrainyGamer Podtrac Archive Brainy Gamer Podcast Homepage



CAGcast
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AIRS: Thursday - Weekly
LENGTH: 1.5 - 2 Hours
CREW: CheapyD, Wombat, Shipwreck
TOPIC: Games played, News, New Releases, and a HEAVY focus on Game Deals
LINK: CAGcast Homepage




CO-OP
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AIRS:
Tuesday - Weekly
LENGTH: 30 Min - 2 Hours
CREW: Matt Chandronait, Ryan O'Donnell, Jason Frechette (J-Fresh), Robert Bowen, Jason Bertrand, Cesar Quintero
TOPIC: In-depth round table discussion on new releases, interspersed with small skits
LINK: Area5.TV's CO-OP Homepage



EA Podcast
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AIRS: 2 to 3 a Month - Infrequent
LENGTH: 1 - 1.5 Hours
CREW: Jeff Green, Samantha LePierre
TOPIC: Discussions and interviews on all things EA Games.
LINK: EA Podcast




Gamers with Jobs – Conference Call
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AIRS: Wednesday - Weekly
LENGTH: 1 - 1.5 Hours
CREW: Robert Borges, Shawn Andrich, Sean Sands, Julian Murdoch, Cory Banks
TOPIC: Games Played, News, New Releases, E-Mails
LINK: GWJ Podcast Homepage




Gamespy Debriefings
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AIRS: Wednesday - Weekly
LENGTH: 1 Hour
CREW: Anthony Gallegos, Ryan Scott, Will Tuttle, occasional Rebel.FM/IGN guests
TOPIC: Games played, News, New Releases, E-Mails
LINK: Gamespy Podcast Homepage



HotSpot - GameSpot
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AIRS: Tuesday - Weekly
LENGTH: 1 - 2 Hours
CREW: Richard Torres, Brendan Sinclair, Kevin VanOrd, Tom McShea, various Gamespot editors
TOPIC: Games Played, News, New Releases, E-Mails
LINK: HotSpot Homepage



Joystiq Podcast
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AIRS: Weekly - Friday
LENGTH: 2 Hours
CREW: Chris Grant, Justin McElroy, Ludwig Kietzman
TOPIC: Games Played, News, New Releases, E-Mails
LINK: Joystiq.com Podcast Homepage



KOXM Podcast
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AIRS: Weekly - Friday
LENGTH: 1 - 1.5 Hours
CREW: Ryan McCaffrey, Dan Amrich
TOPIC: All things Xbox 360
LINK: KOXM Podcast Feed



Major Nelson Radio
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AIRS: Weekly - Saturday
LENGTH: .5 - 1.5 Hours
CREW: Larry Hyrb, Eric Neustadte
TOPIC: All things Xbox 360
LINK: Major Nelson's Podcast Homepage



MobCast
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AIRS: Weekly - Monday
LENGTH: 1 - 1.5 Hours
CREW: Damian Lynn, Dan Hsu, Michael Donahoe, Greg Ford, Brett Bates, Jason Wilson, Aaron Thomas
TOPIC: Interviews with games industry folk, Games Played, News, E-Mails
LINK: BitMob's MobCast Homepage



Podtoid
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AIRS: Wednesday - Weekly
LENGTH: 1.5 - 2 Hours
CREW: Jim Sterling, Anthony Burch, Topher Cantler, Aaron Linde, Samit Sarkhar, Brad Nicholson, Adam Dorphe
TOPIC: Games played, News, New Releases, E-Mails, special discussion topics
LINK: Destructoid.Com's Podtoid Homepage



Out of the Game
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AIRS: Bi-Weekly
LENGTH: 1.5 Hours
CREW: Shawn Elliott, N'Gai Croal, Jeff Green, Robert Ashley, Luke Smith
TOPIC: General interests of the group: News, Games, Movies, TV, Books, Journalistic Integrity, etc
LINK: Out of The Game LibSyn Homepage



One Life Left
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AIRS: Weekly - Tuesday
LENGTH: 1 Hour
CREW: Ste Curran, Simon Byron, Ann Scantlebury
TOPIC: Gaming News, discussion, interviews.... BRITISHBRITISHBRITAINTEPQMTGVCDS
LINK: OneLifeLeft.com



PCGamer Podcast
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AIRS: Weekly - Thursday
LENGTH: 1 - 1.5 Hours
CREW: Dan Stapleton, Evin Lotty, Andy Bowman
TOPIC: PC Gaming, Interviews with games industry
LINK: pcgamerpodcast.com/



Penny Arcade Podcast
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AIRS: Once every few months
LENGTH: .5 - 1 Hour
CREW: Jerry Holins, Mike Krahulik
TOPIC: General gaming; ideas for the PA Comic
LINK: Penny Arcade Podcast RSS Feed



Rock Paper Shotgun
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AIRS: Monthly - 2 to 4 per Month
LENGTH: 1 - 1.5 Hours
CREW: Kieron Gillen, John Walker, Jim Rossignol, Alec Meer
TOPIC: All things PC
LINK: LibSyn.com's RPS Wireless Show Homepage

TalkRadar
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AIRS: Weekly - Friday
LENGTH: 2 - 3 Hours
CREW: Chris Antista, Brett Elston, Mikel Reparez, Tyler Wilde, Charlie Barrett, Henry Gilbert, Lizzy Quevas
TOPIC: Top 7 (Gamesradar Feature), News, Random gaming/ Popculture discussion, Community Segment
LINK: GamesRadar's Talkradar Compendium Homepage


CURRENT 1UP Podcasts
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- 4 Guys 1 Up
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AIRS:
Weekly - Friday
LENGTH: 1.5 - 3 Hours
CREW: David Ellis, Matt Leone, Jeremy Parish, Scooter Libby,
TOPIC: Games Played, News, New Releases, E-Mails, Special discussion topics
LINK: 1UP's 4Guys1UP Homepage


- Retronauts
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AIRS: Monthly - At least 2 per Month
LENGTH: 1 - 1.5 Hours
CREW: Ray Barnholdt, Jeremy Parish, Chirs Kohler
TOPIC: Games that are old. Remakes/re-imaginings welcome
LINK: 1UP Retronauts Homepage



- Sports Anomaly
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AIRS: Weekly
LENGTH: .5 Hours
CREW: Todd Zuniga, Greg Ford, Andrew Fitch, David Ellis
TOPIC: Everything sporting, and their associated games
LINK: 1UP Sports Anomaly Homepage



ARCHIVED 1UP Podcasts
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- GFW Radio
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LENGTH: 1 - 2 Hours
CREW: Jeff Green, Shawn Elliott, Ryan Scott, Anthony Gallegos, Robert Ashley, Sean Molloy
TOPIC: All things PC Gaming, and whatever the fuck Shawn Elliott's twisted mind is into that week
LINK: 1UP GFW Radio Homepage



- 1UP Yours
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LENGTH: 2 - 3 Hours
CREW: Garnet Lee, Shane Bettenhausen, John Davison, Luke Smith, Bryan Intihar, Mark MacDonald, David Ellis, Andrew Pfister
TOPIC: Games Played, News, New Releases, E-Mails, Special discussion topics
LINK: 1UP's 1UP Yours Homepage



- Listen UP
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LENGTH: 1 - 2.5 Hours
CREW: Garnet Lee, John Davison, David Ellis
TOPIC: Games Played, News, New Releases, E-Mails, Special discussion topics
LINK: 1UP Listen UP Homepage



- 1UP FM
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LENGTH: 1.5 - 2 Hours
CREW: Phillip Kollar, Nick Suttner, entire 1UP Staff
TOPIC: Games Played, News, New Releases, E-Mails, Special discussion topics
LINK: 1UP's 1UP.FM Homepage



- The 1UP Show (Video Podcast)
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LENGTH: .5 - 1 Hour
CREW: Matt Chandronait, Ryan O'Donnell, Jason Frechette (J-Fresh), Robert Bowen, Jason Bertrand, Cesar Quintero, entire 1UP Staff
TOPIC: In-depth round table discussion on new releases, interspersed with small skits
LINK: 1UP's 1UP Show Homepage



- Legendary Thread (World of Warcraft)
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LENGTH: 1 - 1.5 Hours
CREW: Jeff Green, Ryan Scott, Damian Lynn, Karen Chu, Sean Molloy
TOPIC: All things World of Warcraft
LINK: 1UP Legendary Thread Homepage




CURRENT IGN Podcasts

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- Gamescoop
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AIRS: Weekly - Friday
LENGTH: 1 Hour
CREW: Daemon Hatfield, Greg Miller, Craig Harris, various IGN editors filling in 4th, 5th, and sometimes 6th chairs
TOPIC: News, New Releases, E-Mails
LINK: Game Scoop RSS Feed Game Scoop IGN Blog IGN Podcast Homepage



- Three Red Lights
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AIRS: Weekly - Wednesday
LENGTH: 1 Hour
CREW: Eric Brudvig, Charles Onyett, Hilary Goldstein, Ryan Geddes
TOPIC: All things Xbox 360
LINK: Three Red Lights RSS Feed



- Podcast Beyond
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AIRS: Weekly - Thursday
LENGTH: 1 Hour
CREW: Greg Miller, Ryan Clements, Chris Roper
TOPIC: All things PS3
LINK: Podcast Beyond RSS Feed IGN Podcast Homepage



- Command Prompt
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AIRS: Weekly - Tuesday
LENGTH: .5 - 1 Hour
CREW: Jeff Haynes, Steve Butts, Charles Onyett, Jason Ocampo
TOPIC: All things PC
LINK: Command Prompt RSS Feed IGN Podcast Homepage




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  • T4CTT4CT BAFTA-NOMINATED NAFTA-APPROVEDRegistered User regular
    edited December 2010
    shamelessly stole pancake's OP but I'm gonna restructure it later I think

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  • tofutofu Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Title request: Brad Shoemaker hate thread

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  • T4CTT4CT BAFTA-NOMINATED NAFTA-APPROVEDRegistered User regular
    edited December 2010
    done

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  • DiarmuidDiarmuid Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Man, I thought Jeff would be the stubborn dick in the GOTY discussions (and he has been, up to a point), but Brad has gone all out to fight everyone on everything. It's impressive.

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  • tofutofu Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    T4CT wrote: »
    done

    now it will be easy to find!

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  • AntihippyAntihippy Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Objection!

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  • Mr. GMr. G Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Nobody can say that the part where Brad and Jeff were playing VVVVVV while Ryan and Vinny talked about Risk Factions wasn't awesome.

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  • KuratosuKuratosu Registered User
    edited December 2010
    I caved and ended up listening to the Day 2 Bombcast. Good lord Bradley!

    For 1 hour!

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  • JintorJintor Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    I like Brad

    but sometimes

    Man, brad

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  • BiopticBioptic Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    I think the point stated in the last thread was well made - 'Game of the year' discussions are a useful tool to promote debate and retrospectives with the benefit of hindsight, but they're fucking useless as soon as it boils down to "I think X deserves top spot in this category compared to Y". Honestly, who cares? You're not limited to buying and playing one game, and if several are worthy of accolade then so much the better.

    And whilst it might seem slightly prickly of me, the Bombcast in particular isn't really balanced and broad enough to have an overall 'game of the year' discussion with any real meaning. Which is fine - I don't think any podcast has that broad of a base, but others usually disclose their nature explicitly (will only discuss PC games, or Ninendo games, or portable games etc).

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  • Mr. GMr. G Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    All that Day 2 really accomplished is letting everyone know that yeah Mass Effect 2 is totally taking home the gold from them

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  • JintorJintor Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Bioptic wrote: »
    I think the point stated in the last thread was well made - 'Game of the year' discussions are a useful tool to promote debate and retrospectives with the benefit of hindsight, but they're fucking useless as soon as it boils down to "I think X deserves top spot in this category compared to Y". Honestly, who cares? You're not limited to buying and playing one game, and if several are worthy of accolade then so much the better.

    And whilst it might seem slightly prickly of me, the Bombcast in particular isn't really balanced and broad enough to have an overall 'game of the year' discussion with any real meaning. Which is fine - I don't think any podcast has that broad of a base, but others usually disclose their nature explicitly (will only discuss PC games, or Ninendo games, or portable games etc).

    The Bombcast's mandate of 'a bunch of guys I like to listen to who play a shittonne of games' is enough for me.

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  • AntihippyAntihippy Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    I don't know what you guys are so down about.

    This kind of debate is exactly what i want from GOTY discussions. Talking about why whatever deserves to be in that category and standing for your own choice.

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  • Mr. GMr. G Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    If the Bombcast wasn't absolutely hilarious I would never listen to it

    Which is what I want in all podcasts, so most of the ones I listen to are from comedians

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  • T4CTT4CT BAFTA-NOMINATED NAFTA-APPROVEDRegistered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Antihippy wrote: »
    I don't know what you guys are so down about.

    This kind of debate is exactly what i want from GOTY discussions. Talking about why whatever deserves to be in that category and standing for your own choice.

    this i like and is what i listen to these casts for

    it's when someone becomes totally insufferable to listen to that it becomes a problem

    which is what happened with Brad today

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  • aBlankaBlank Registered User
    edited December 2010
    Bioptic wrote: »
    And whilst it might seem slightly prickly of me, the Bombcast in particular isn't really balanced and broad enough to have an overall 'game of the year' discussion with any real meaning.

    I'm confused to what this means... what does it take to have a game of the year discussion with real meaning then? I can't figure out what you mean by balanced/broad.

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  • AntihippyAntihippy Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    T4CT wrote: »
    Antihippy wrote: »
    I don't know what you guys are so down about.

    This kind of debate is exactly what i want from GOTY discussions. Talking about why whatever deserves to be in that category and standing for your own choice.

    this i like and is what i listen to these casts for

    it's when someone becomes totally insufferable to listen to that it becomes a problem

    which is what happened with Brad today

    I dunno man.

    Never really got to that point for me. I find it interesting as they debate the definition of add ons.

    I think what makes it drag on for so long is because neither ryan or jeff played either DLC so there's no majority vote on the category.

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  • MongerMonger I got the ham stink. Dallas, TXRegistered User regular
    edited December 2010
    T4CT wrote: »
    Antihippy wrote: »
    I don't know what you guys are so down about.

    This kind of debate is exactly what i want from GOTY discussions. Talking about why whatever deserves to be in that category and standing for your own choice.

    this i like and is what i listen to these casts for

    it's when someone becomes totally insufferable to listen to that it becomes a problem

    which is what happened with Brad today
    That entire argument was circular on all sides, and nobody really played enough of everything to weigh in properly. I kind of wished they would just disregard the category or something about halfway through.

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  • KelorKelor Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    I still find it goddamn criminal that Steven Heck from Alpha Protocol didn't even get a nomination for character of the year.

    But then Jeff killed the discussion for that game on a previous podcast, so it doesn't come as much of a suprise.

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  • CenoCeno pizza time Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Brad has always been insufferable during their GOTY discussions. He wouldn't budge on GTA4 having any redeemable points at all in 2008, all he focused on were the good points of Uncharted 2 in the UC vs Batman debate (giving no attention to Batman at all).

    He strikes me as the guy who comes into the room knowing what his picks are, and he won't be swayed at all one way or the other. He just caves in if he's completely outnumbered.

    I haven't listened to any of the deliberations yet. Mostly because I'm in Hong Kong right now, and won't get the opportunity to really listen to any of the podcasts until tomorrow night. Goddamn, that sixteen-hour flight is an endurance run in and of itself. Also, they lost our luggage.

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  • FatsFats Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    aBlank wrote: »
    Bioptic wrote: »
    And whilst it might seem slightly prickly of me, the Bombcast in particular isn't really balanced and broad enough to have an overall 'game of the year' discussion with any real meaning.

    I'm confused to what this means... what does it take to have a game of the year discussion with real meaning then? I can't figure out what you mean by balanced/broad.

    Presumably, you need to play every single game on every system and figure out how to directly compare, say, Civilization 5 to Mass Effect 2.

    Basically, there is no way to make it meaningful.

    Fats on
  • Kuribo's ShoeKuribo's Shoe Kuribo's Stocking North PoleRegistered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Kelor wrote: »
    I still find it goddamn criminal that Steven Heck from Alpha Protocol didn't even get a nomination for character of the year.

    But then Jeff killed the discussion for that game on a previous podcast, so it doesn't come as much of a suprise.

    if there's any justice he'll at least pick up the Northie

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  • AntihippyAntihippy Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    This should win a northie.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpRkT9JxdnE

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  • BiopticBioptic Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Fats wrote: »
    aBlank wrote: »
    Bioptic wrote: »
    And whilst it might seem slightly prickly of me, the Bombcast in particular isn't really balanced and broad enough to have an overall 'game of the year' discussion with any real meaning.

    I'm confused to what this means... what does it take to have a game of the year discussion with real meaning then? I can't figure out what you mean by balanced/broad.

    Presumably, you need to play every single game on every system and figure out how to directly compare, say, Civilization 5 to Mass Effect 2.

    Basically, there is no way to make it meaningful.

    Exactly - one person can play and enjoy Minecraft, Red Dead Redemption, Starcraft II and 999: 9 Hours, 9 Persons, 9 Doors, but it's not meaningful to make comparisons between them. And I'm saying that Giant Bomb isn't large or broad enough to even attempt it - and that I don't believe any organisation that actually has something interesting to say currently does either.

    Which is fine - Giant Bomb is an entertainment podcast by very funny and intelligent people, and frequently offers interesting insight into a broad range of games. I'm just questioning whether time spent going back and forth at the micro-level comparing tiny aspects of two games is better spent than broader discussion on more games - I think the artificial construct of a 'Game of the year' becomes more of a barrier than a handy framework beyond a certain point.

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  • tofutofu Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Dumb things Brad Shoemaker has said:

    "The setting is incidental to the quality of the storyline. Characters etc. don't matter at all."

    tofu on
  • T4CTT4CT BAFTA-NOMINATED NAFTA-APPROVEDRegistered User regular
    edited December 2010
    yes a list

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  • AntihippyAntihippy Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Context of the quote?

    can't be bothered to listen again now.

    Speaking of dumb things the GB crew have said, jeff's comparison of how limbo and SMB are basically the same thing is dumb.

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  • T4CTT4CT BAFTA-NOMINATED NAFTA-APPROVEDRegistered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Antihippy wrote: »
    Context of the quote?

    can't be bothered to listen again now.

    context not relevant to list

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  • AntihippyAntihippy Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    It is for me to decide if it's dumb or not.

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  • StiltsStilts Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    So...I'm at 59 minutes and they're still going back and forth on DLC.

    When does this end?

    You'd think that someone would point out, "Hey, all we're doing now is basically saying, 'I respectfully disagree.' Maybe we should just skip this category? Or call it a tie?"

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  • tofutofu Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Antihippy wrote: »
    It is for me to decide if it's dumb or not.

    He was saying something about the setting and characters in Minerva's Den being lame but the story itself is fantastic

    When you take out settings and characters I guess you're left with plot twists??

    tofu on
  • AntihippyAntihippy Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Actually (if I remember correctly) he meant that you don't need to like the setting of BS2 to like MD?

    But yeah, whatever.

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  • tofutofu Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Either way, I don't think there is ever a proper context for that statement

    tofu on
  • EggPuppetEggPuppet Registered User
    edited December 2010
    can I hate brad shoemaker for non-podcast-related reasons or am I in the wrong thread for that?

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  • T4CTT4CT BAFTA-NOMINATED NAFTA-APPROVEDRegistered User regular
    edited December 2010
    thread title fixed

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  • JC of DIJC of DI I think we're fucked up. I know I am.Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Bioptic wrote: »
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    And whilst it might seem slightly prickly of me, the Bombcast in particular isn't really balanced and broad enough to have an overall 'game of the year' discussion with any real meaning.

    I'm confused to what this means... what does it take to have a game of the year discussion with real meaning then? I can't figure out what you mean by balanced/broad.

    Presumably, you need to play every single game on every system and figure out how to directly compare, say, Civilization 5 to Mass Effect 2.

    Basically, there is no way to make it meaningful.

    Exactly - one person can play and enjoy Minecraft, Red Dead Redemption, Starcraft II and 999: 9 Hours, 9 Persons, 9 Doors, but it's not meaningful to make comparisons between them. And I'm saying that Giant Bomb isn't large or broad enough to even attempt it - and that I don't believe any organisation that actually has something interesting to say currently does either.

    Which is fine - Giant Bomb is an entertainment podcast by very funny and intelligent people, and frequently offers interesting insight into a broad range of games. I'm just questioning whether time spent going back and forth at the micro-level comparing tiny aspects of two games is better spent than broader discussion on more games - I think the artificial construct of a 'Game of the year' becomes more of a barrier than a handy framework beyond a certain point.

    You realize that none of these websites are ever actually saying "THIS is the best Game of the entire year hands down fuck anyone who says otherwise!"

    It's like, "Hey - we're website X and here's what we think was the best game we played." Which, if you respect and appreciate that website's opinions on things usually can be interesting.

    Like just because I didn't play VVVVVV doesn't mean that I can't say "Hey, I think Mass Effect 2 was the best game I played this year."

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  • Frosty the Snow PlowFrosty the Snow Plow Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Man, I was ready to defend Brad even after that bullshit circular hourlong argument...

    Until he said Limbo was better than Super Meat Boy

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  • EggPuppetEggPuppet Registered User
    edited December 2010
    Man, I was ready to defend Brad even after that bullshit circular hourlong argument...

    Until he said Limbo was better than Super Meat Boy

    Limbo is better than Super Meat Boy. Even a Brad clock is right twice a day.

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  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Limbo's kinda lame

    Super Meat Boy is amazing

    Brad is being dumb

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  • Frosty the Snow PlowFrosty the Snow Plow Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    I'm usually the artsy fartsy type who just eats up atmospheric games.

    But Limbo is in no way somehow more substantial than Super Meat Boy. That's insane.

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