Anyonelse rather the guys just stayed in the office for E3?

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#1 Posted by Adrian79 (218 posts) -

Nothing to do with the unfortunate robbery tho I do sympathize with them for that.

I understand that there needs to be at least one or two guys from the team actually there to get a hands-on with new tech/games etc, but it occurred to me while watching all the conferences yesterday that I enjoy hearing the guys reactions as they happen and I find conferences much more entertaining hearing their commentary rather than the constant waffle and PR speak of company officials. I do like the post-show podcasts etc but the guys just sitting on the couch watching the stream feels more...personal I guess.

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#2 Posted by TooWalrus (13379 posts) -

Noooooooooo. The live commentary is great, sure, but I enjoy the guest-filled late-night podcasts a stupid amount, and they can't do them when every game dev is six hours away in LA.

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#3 Posted by Brandino (270 posts) -

Their E3 coverage and interviews they do is one of many reasons a lot of us love GB. Yeah, the robbery sucks but it's kind of their job to go coverage E3, it's a video game site. E3 is the video game superbowl.

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#4 Posted by matti00 (677 posts) -

Yeah, the real reason for going is the nightly marathon round table paragraphs with the kings and queens of the video game industry. It don't get more personal than that my friend, some of the best video game related content all year, on any site.

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#5 Posted by EXTomar (5047 posts) -

What I think they should do is have both a crew that goes and stays. It is a good way to get "outside the bubble" and "BS check" if you keep some people away.

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#6 Edited by Zero_ (2039 posts) -

Yeah totally get what you're saying. I enjoyed the banter they had for the PlayStation and Xbox reveal and kind of missed it here. Would've been great to see their reactions to all that Sony stuff.

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#7 Edited by jmfinamore (1092 posts) -

The post-show live shows that they do for E3 and the other trade shows are probably the best and most interesting content that they make. It would be a real bummer to see it go.

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#8 Posted by afabs515 (1619 posts) -

I really wanted to see Jeff and Vinny's reaction immediately after that PS4 reveal. Yes, the robbery sucked for everyone on this site. But they should definitely be there in person. No better way for them to experience the atmosphere and give us complete and honest reactions.

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#9 Posted by zudthespud (3337 posts) -

I love the E3 content more than any other stuff on the site.

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I mean, it's just masterful.

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#10 Posted by Chibithor (585 posts) -

I love their live commentary stuff, so yeah. Though I get why they'd both want and have to go and I had fun watching everything anyways, so whatever. Their coverage should be great either way

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#11 Posted by buckybit (1517 posts) -

I wanted to raise my hand and say "yes - stay at home". But everyone else, in this thread is right. Their best stuff is born out of this event.

Also, it IS the biggest event. They n e e d to stay in touch with publishers, PR and peers and developers. And they need to 'cover' it on location, to stay relevant for their audiences?

... and then, there is the business side of things? Highest traffic, highest stream audiences ...

I would be ok, if it's just Jeff with his iPhone and a Twitter & Twitch account. I would pay for that, but only for that.

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#12 Edited by Humanity (14586 posts) -

When is that stuff coming though? The recorded things? Is that footage they will put together after they get back to the office? I seem to recall last years E3 being all organized with a custom intro and segments. This year, maybe because the equipment theft, it seems like there isn't any video footage apart from trailers.

Am I remembering things wrong? Is all the stuff get put together later?

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#13 Posted by SomeJerk (4077 posts) -

I get it. It's opposite day!

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#14 Edited by pjpk (29 posts) -

Sorry for such a stupid question, but this is my first E3 as a subscriber (only found them this year!) and I've heard so much about amazing E3 content but can't actually find it. Any Giant Bomb stream I try to watch seems to be Gamespot and I can't find a schedule of when the guys are actually on anywhere.....where am I meant to be looking? :(

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#15 Edited by StarvingGamer (10915 posts) -

Noooooooooo. The live commentary is great, sure, but I enjoy the guest-filled late-night podcasts a stupid amount, and they can't do them when every game dev is six hours away in LA.

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#16 Edited by pweidman (2535 posts) -

@pjpk said:

Sorry for such a stupid question, but this is my first E3 as a subscriber (only found them this year!) and I've heard so much about amazing E3 content but can't actually find it. Any Giant Bomb stream I try to watch seems to be Gamespot and I can't find a schedule of when the guys are actually on anywhere.....where am I meant to be looking? :(

Their cameras, and other stuff I'm sure, got burgled the first night they got to LA. They have little means to work with. Damn shame, this is. You can still catch video bombcasts w/all kinds of guests at 8:00 the next two nights I believe.

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#17 Posted by MideonNViscera (2269 posts) -

I've only watched the trailers Marino has posted, so sure, leave em at home.

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#18 Posted by ToTheNines (1290 posts) -

No.

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#19 Edited by StarvingGamer (10915 posts) -
@pjpk said:

Sorry for such a stupid question, but this is my first E3 as a subscriber (only found them this year!) and I've heard so much about amazing E3 content but can't actually find it. Any Giant Bomb stream I try to watch seems to be Gamespot and I can't find a schedule of when the guys are actually on anywhere.....where am I meant to be looking? :(

Right now, it's mostly here and here. I don't know if you're aware, but most of their recording equipment was stolen from the studio space they rented, so I imagine we won't be seeing much of any video content until after they get back and get their gear situation sorted out. The best part of GB's E3 coverage, though, is their late night livestream recap episodes with special guests. Day 0 didn't happen because of the theft, but they managed to get enough of a kit together to stream last night and the archive of that is here. Their next stream should be starting tonight at 8PM PDT. Guest stars to include Tim Schafer and Brad Muir.

@humanity said:

When is that stuff coming though? The recorded things? Is that footage they will put together after they get back to the office? I seem to recall last years E3 being all organized with a custom intro and segments. This year, maybe because the equipment theft, it seems like there isn't any video footage apart from trailers.

Am I remembering things wrong? Is all the stuff get put together later?

Last E3 some edited segments started to trickle out around day 2 IIRC, but the bulk of it hit the site after E3 finished.

But yeah, they got all their shit jacked. Who knows how much editing equipment they actually have access to currently.

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#20 Posted by Nev (665 posts) -

Yeah, kind of. I know I'm in the minority with it, but I've never liked their E3 or PAX coverage. I tried to watch the 2010 and 2011 coverage, and found it really really tough to watch. Just isn't for me, I suppose, but it's a once a year thing, so I can't really complain - especially since I know most of the user base loves the content.

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#21 Posted by pjpk (29 posts) -

@pjpk said:

Sorry for such a stupid question, but this is my first E3 as a subscriber (only found them this year!) and I've heard so much about amazing E3 content but can't actually find it. Any Giant Bomb stream I try to watch seems to be Gamespot and I can't find a schedule of when the guys are actually on anywhere.....where am I meant to be looking? :(

Right now, it's mostly here and here. I don't know if you're aware, but most of their recording equipment was stolen from the studio space they rented, so I imagine we won't be seeing much of any video content until after they get back and get their gear situation sorted out. The best part of GB's E3 coverage, though, is their late night livestream recap episodes with special guests. Day 0 didn't happen because of the theft, but they managed to get enough of a kit together to stream last night and the archive of that is here. Their next stream should be starting tonight at 8PM PDT. Guest stars to include Tim Schafer and Brad Muir.

Thanks so much for this - those archives are exactly what I was looking for. I had heard about them getting robbed but didn't realise someone had nicked all of their kit!

Guess I'll have to set my alarm for 4am for the next few days!

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#22 Posted by Cybexx (1536 posts) -

I'm really enjoying all the Interview Dumptruck content they are able to record and Vinny's Day One video is amazing. That and the live show guests are fun, tonight is apparently Brad Muir and Tim Schafer.

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