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#51 Posted by TheElliotBee (62 posts) -

This week's episode has exactly what you're looking for.

#52 Posted by moregrammarplz (41 posts) -

I wasn't as attached to Ryan as a lot of people were (still breaks my heart that he isn't around anymore), so I've listened to every Bombcast since.

Vinny still has that amazing energy he's always had. Maybe even moreso. Brad has recently backed off of the DOTA talk, which is great.

Jeff is still Jeff. He seems a little tired and run-down sometimes, which is completely understandable. When he gets a spark of energy in him, though, he's great.

I love Drew as a person but I wish he'd play more games that I was interested in. I know he's the chief video duder so his time to play games is limited, but I get kind of bored when all he's done that week is play some virtual reality racing game. Though this week he played some Beyond, which was great. He had some cool stuff to say about that. It would be nice if they'd bring another video guy or an intern or something. Take even a little bit off his shoulders so he has time to play one non-simulation game a week.

#53 Posted by SomeDeliCook (2341 posts) -

Is it weird that I only started listening AFTER it happened?

#54 Edited by RobotHamster (4177 posts) -

It's a little different but still amazing, and the most recent one was really awesome even though Jeff was out. Like everyone else I miss Ryan too but it's still great and I'm sure he'd definitely approve of how it is now.

#55 Posted by iragequit (334 posts) -

It's good, it's different. I think I enjoyed it most a couple of months ago when the whole crew was still on the cast and they were discussing cyborgs vs humans. Then Patrick left town and Ryan died. We're in the quiet before the launch storm, if not for MS's back pedalling there would not have been a lot of compelling content recently. A lot of factors came together in a short span to hurt the cast.

That being said, the cast will find it's way back. If I may, I would liken it to Howard Stern losing Artie Lange. Ryan's wit will be missed, but the crew will find a way to fill the void and the show will be just as good, in a slightly different way.

#56 Posted by believer258 (12203 posts) -

@oldirtybearon: You should absolutely listen to the latest, it ought to be required listening for any Giantbomb fan. Vinny hosts!

#57 Posted by Ben_H (3439 posts) -

This week's episode has exactly what you're looking for.

SO GOOD

#58 Posted by vegetashonor (660 posts) -
#59 Posted by fox01313 (5089 posts) -

It does seem different but the rest of the crew has been doing a good job with it. I'd say jump in on September & go from there as they've got the groove back plus recently you get to hear Vinny host one of the bombcasts which is quite amusing.

#60 Posted by Aarny91 (3914 posts) -

Is it weird that I only started listening AFTER it happened?

Nah not really. I used to listen all the time, and stopped for at least 2 years, but now I'm back to listening mainly because of what happened. I'm going slowly back through the archive of podcasts and it's great.

#61 Posted by Rotnac (820 posts) -

Vinny should get more opportunities to host the bombcast. Overall though I'd say the podcast has pretty much been on track now for some time and Jeff seems to be getting a better hang at the hosting thing every week.

#62 Posted by SquareTheRoot (39 posts) -

I would just like to say, if you guys are reading this: Of course the bombcast is different. Obiviously, to expect it not to be after such a horrific loss is bonkers. But is it for the worse? I guess some people are likely to say so. But if this post and the responses are indication of anything it is that it becomes kinda what you want it to be. If you go in with an attitude of "it's probably a lot shittier", guess what, you're probably going to find all kinds of stuff that is different and therefore you'll think it's less good. But if you just take it for what it is, and try not to go in with any specific expectations I think you will find it enjoyable just as you found pre-Ryans-passing bombcast enjoyable. Keep doing what you do Jeff, Vinny, Brad, Drew and the rest and don't worry 'bout it. Cause you being you is exactly what everyone wants, even if they don't know it.