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#51 Posted by hockeymask27 (3696 posts) -

It can never be long enough. I dont have any friends who that inside baseball when it comes to games so I could listen to there stories forever.

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#52 Posted by YetiAntics (1520 posts) -


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#53 Posted by Bucketdeth (8252 posts) -

Jesus Christ... I can understand if it was too short, but too long, really? I'm sure out of your entire week you can fit in 3-4 hours of podcast.

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#54 Posted by Fredchuckdave (10126 posts) -

Then go listen to other podcasts that are of a suitable length? Or just listen to half one day and half the next, I'm sure you have more than 3 hours of time to listen to podcasts over the course of an entire week.

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#55 Posted by Nick (862 posts) -

Listening to the bombcast is like watching an episode of Seinfeld with some game talk mixed in.

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#56 Posted by gla55jAw (2776 posts) -

This seems like a ridiculous request. I listen to podcasts when I drive, workout, play games, and basically instead of TV. You're allowed to split it up. I don't think anyone just sits around and listens to a podcast straight through. You can make it last for a week if you just listen to a little here and there.

For me, I would rather hear them talk about the non video game stuff, because it's more interesting. I really would not enjoy a 90 minute "video game of the week" talk by the guys. There are plenty of other podcasts you can go to for that.

What's next if that happens, Quick Looks that are actually quick? Bah.

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#57 Posted by Itwastuesday (1221 posts) -

working as intended

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#58 Posted by Shaunage (892 posts) -

Petition to increase the Bombcast to five hours starts here.

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#59 Posted by AuthenticM (4300 posts) -

Fuck no.

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#60 Posted by Bucketdeth (8252 posts) -

@shaunage said:

Petition to increase the Bombcast to five hours starts here.


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#61 Edited by Hawkerace (301 posts) -

Double all the content, I love mondays...podcast.. tnt.. fridays. Double it up, or double it down. Delicious.

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#62 Posted by DaMisterChief (612 posts) -


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#63 Posted by guiseppe (2843 posts) -

I love the long podcasts. Just try to listen to it in section. Split it into two files or something.

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#64 Posted by JaredA (852 posts) -

I like them on the longer side. Having the podcast be 3 hours is perfect for me. My job involves lots of driving around and it's nice to be able to listen to it throughout the day.

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#65 Posted by myketuna (1878 posts) -

It can never be long enough. I dont have any friends who that inside baseball when it comes to games so I could listen to there stories forever.

So true.

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#66 Posted by LucidDreams117 (459 posts) -

"Giant Bombcast is ridiculously long"

Does. Not. Compute.

If anything, I hate it when it's sub two hours. How do you not have time between this Tuesday and the next to listen to it?????

Bomb Crew, don't listen to this guy. You keep recording on. REC button on full indefinite hold!! NOTHING STOPS THE BOMBCAST TRAIN!!

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#67 Edited by iceman228433 (743 posts) -

Longer the better keep it going boys.

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#68 Posted by LucidDreams117 (459 posts) -

Bring the 5 hour petition my way. I too will sign!

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#69 Posted by MC_Hify (384 posts) -

I rarely listen to podcasts in one sitting. Just listen to it throughout your week in sections.

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#70 Posted by Morningstar (2375 posts) -

The longer the better. I wouldn't mind a 4 hour one.

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#71 Edited by Akyho (2119 posts) -

I like others here. I listen to it on my 15 minute commute to do the weekly food shop. So 10 mins waiting for the bus. 15 mins travle. 20 to 30 mins to go to the shop and then catch the next bus. another 15 mins I am home. So that is half the bombcast done.

If I dont bang it on while in the house. the next time I go out to either food shop or somthing else. I get another hour to two hours.

Infact I couldnt help myself and listened to it while playing far cry 3....and I am still listening to emails while doing this post.

And while it may be 3hrs long and you want 90s mins....why not just stop at 90mins? You will be getting the same content as these guys would just rush news and emails. So its fully in your power to make it 90mins.

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#72 Posted by rynbeed (147 posts) -

Like most have said, it can't be long enough.

I mostly get to only listen to it on my 15-20min commute, so about the time I am done with one week the next has already be loaded up. It's far more interesting to the radio so I prefer it and it's at times tri-hour length.

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#73 Posted by AlexanderSheen (5150 posts) -

@iceman228433 said:

Longer the better keep it going boys.

That's what she said.

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#74 Posted by probablytuna (4880 posts) -

I want the Bombcast to be longer.

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#75 Posted by Ekami (285 posts) -

This doesn't seem to be going that way he wanted.

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#76 Posted by namesonkel (414 posts) -

Around 3 hours is perfect in my opinion.
Long enough for it to last a good while, short enough for you to be able to listen to one each week.
Sometimes I pause it, and if I don't finish it there's always next week.

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#77 Edited by Ekami (285 posts) -

Solution: Jeff does those gaming minutes! You should be able to fit them in while you have a family and job unless you have too much of one of those.

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#78 Posted by Ekami (285 posts) -

Alright everybody I've solved this thread and I would like that to be acknowledged by everyone

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#79 Posted by AyKay_47 (295 posts) -

How hard is it to carry it around with you and listen during down time?

On your commute, waiting in line, taking a shit, lunch break, cooking, cleaning, literally any fucking task that doesn't require that you focus your absolute attention on it can be accompanied by a podcast.

You are asking to be given less of a distraction from all the monotonous shit in your life. Fucking why?

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#81 Posted by big_jon (6432 posts) -
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#82 Posted by savingpvtbryan (8 posts) -

I don't mind the length, I just wish there was some way they could do chapter markers or timestamps or something. There are times I just don't have interest in what they are talking about or want to avoid spoiling something.

I'm totally with you. I don't mind the length per se, sometimes I just want to cut to the chase.

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#83 Posted by eccentrix (2005 posts) -

@gla55jaw said:

I don't think anyone just sits around and listens to a podcast straight through.

I do. I don't do anything I don't need focus and/or sound for, so I set some time aside to listen to a podcast with Twitch.tv on mute to keep my eyes busy. I used to play Minecraft, but I finished the giant hole I was digging and didn't want to start another one.

If you want the podcast to be 1.5 hours then just pretend there's two podcasts a week.

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#84 Edited by YapaPanda (175 posts) -

I am the exact opposite. I love long podcasts and I love it when they don't talk about games cause what do I care what they have to say about games. I pay them to do stupid things on video and audio.

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#85 Posted by Oscar__Explosion (2948 posts) -

I am the exact opposite. I love long podcasts and I love it when they don't talk about games cause what do I care what they have to say about games. I pay them to do stupid things on video and audio.

This right here for me. Love Giant LONGcasts and I love hearing them talk about non-gaming topics.

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#86 Edited by wwfundertaker (1533 posts) -

Im happy with the length of the bombcast and what topics they discuss. Its what makes giantbomb different from other sites.

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#87 Posted by HeyImPhoenix (175 posts) -

What exactly is a bombcast/podcast?

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#88 Edited by MonetaryDread (2754 posts) -

@savingpvtbryan said:

Does anyone else have this issue or is it just me?

The great thing about a podcast is that you do not need to listen to the whole thing at one, or have to listen to the whole thing, or listen to it on a weekly basis.

A lot of people enjoy the Bombcast because it is filled with tangents and the general feeling of disorganization. The second you try to fit the podcast into an hour and half then you have to remove those tangents, implement strict editing, and being militant to a certain structure. If the Bombcast implemented even one of those techniques then what made the podcast special disappears.

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#89 Posted by granderojo (1899 posts) -

I listen to the bombcast multiple times most weeks so no it's not too long.

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#90 Posted by Firepaw (3051 posts) -

Long-cast is long.

But not long enough, I want that shit hooked straight up to my ears all day long!

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#91 Posted by ShadowConqueror (3413 posts) -

I like the podcast being long. Our arguments cancel each other out and the status quo remains.

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#92 Posted by Christoffer (2325 posts) -

They shouldn't cut down the podcast. If I wanted short and concise opinions on games I watch the Quick Looks and read the reviews. I don't think you can cut out 1.5 hours of shenanigans and still expect it to be just as entertaining.

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#93 Edited by Nekroskop (2831 posts) -

How about they make it 5 hours long?

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#95 Posted by MistaSparkle (2285 posts) -

Are you fo real?

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#96 Edited by Fattony12000 (8264 posts) -

Fuck that noise. 4 hours minimum.

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#97 Posted by theveej (932 posts) -
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srsly though, just pretend its 2-3 smaller podcasts

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#98 Edited by Subjugation (4963 posts) -

I really hope this isn't a serious request. I can understand that you are busy; congratulations on holding down a job and a family. You have to understand, however, that it is just the slightest bit ... I'm not sure pretentious is the word I'm looking for, but that's what comes to mind, that you suggest they change the content that the vast majority of the audience loves the way it is just to suit your personal situation. Maybe you just need to accept that you are in a different place in life now and you'll have to adjust. Sorry man. Plus, all you have to do is allot half an hour a day to finish the podcast every week. You don't have to finish it in one sitting. I almost never do. Being a full time student doesn't allow enough time.

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#99 Posted by TooWalrus (13391 posts) -

Needs to be LONGER! I listen to podcasts while driving, cooking... showering. There's too many hours in a day and not enough BOMBCAST to cover it!

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#100 Edited by buft (3410 posts) -

I listen to mine on the go with podkicker, it saves the position of my podcast when i stop listening, even if i listen to multiple podcasts it saves my progress on each individually, usually i listen to maybe 5-6 hours of podcast a week. I have kids too so i know what you are getting at, its a difficult balance but usually i just have a one earphone set up while doing the chores round the house, washing dishes, hoovering that kind of thing.