#1 Posted by Brianofthewoods (25 posts) -

Im somewhat new to Giant Bomb and really love the podcast and was wondering if its worth going back and listening to the 300+ episodes, i understand that it references past episodes less than something like TalkRadar but is it worth the time to listen to them all?

#2 Posted by Subjugation (4720 posts) -

Do you like quality entertainment? Deep, thought provoking discussion?

#3 Posted by Slab64 (1054 posts) -

is it worth posting in the old "is it worth listening to the old podcasts?" thread you made before this one? because this one is a poll, its obviously superior

#4 Edited by cyraxible (687 posts) -

Yes, they're still hilarious, the discussion is still good, and despite that they're talking about older games it is still interesting.

Only once you run out of the backlog what do you do then? :(

#5 Posted by JordanaRama (183 posts) -

If you decide to do so, you are in for a treat.

#6 Posted by IAmADwagon (49 posts) -

Yes, yes it is.

#7 Posted by Cramsy (1166 posts) -

@cyraxible said:

Yes, they're still hilarious, the discussion is still good, and despite that they're talking about older games it is still interesting.

Only once you run out of the backlog what do you do then? :(

spam the bombcast waiting room

#8 Edited by jking47 (1209 posts) -

Oh man this poll is the best. EDIT: WHO THE FUCK RUINED THE PERFECT YES, IT WAS GLORIOUS!

And if you had not guessed it yet the answer is yes. While some of the stuff might be outdated, hearing the guys talk about older stuff is always great, and they never stop being funny IMO.

#9 Posted by mosespippy (4119 posts) -

It depends on what you come to the bombcast for? Is it for timely news and talk of the latest video game releases? Then no, don't go back. If it's for Jeff and the crew telling dumb stories of Chris with the white car or HAM radio then yes, go back and listen to old episodes. It also depends on what sort of available time you have. 600 hours is a lot and will likely take you the better part of a year to get through.

#10 Posted by IAmADwagon (49 posts) -

@Cramsy said:

@cyraxible said:

Yes, they're still hilarious, the discussion is still good, and despite that they're talking about older games it is still interesting.

Only once you run out of the backlog what do you do then? :(

spam the bombcast waiting room

There's a bombcast waiting room? I've only ever heard of the bombcast watitng room.

#11 Posted by jking47 (1209 posts) -

@IAmADwagon said:

@Cramsy said:

@cyraxible said:

Yes, they're still hilarious, the discussion is still good, and despite that they're talking about older games it is still interesting.

Only once you run out of the backlog what do you do then? :(

spam the bombcast waiting room

There's a bombcast waiting room? I've only ever heard of the bombcast watitng room.

Dunno what you guys are talking about but there is a Bombcast Watitng Room

#12 Posted by Little_Socrates (5675 posts) -

If you have the time, go ahead.

I've been plowing away at a rate of about one a day for the last few weeks, and I'm still enjoying it. I've been listening since late 2010; I'm pretty sure my first Bombcast is the one where they start talking about Fable III, which was an amazing place to start.

If you just want the funniest bits, dig through thepunishert's YouTube channel or listen to the This Year podcast collections. If you go the This Year route, listen through the three or so years of the Hotspot, also, 'cause that's still some great Jeff/Ryan/Brad/Vinny/Rich action.

#13 Edited by laserbolts (5319 posts) -

Absolutely. In my opinion the bombcast was better when it was the original 4.

#14 Posted by Brianofthewoods (25 posts) -

Sounds good, I'll put away some time during the holidays to get started

#15 Posted by Slag (4250 posts) -

I'd argue 2010 was the best year of the bombcast so far.

They all hold up really really well. Perfectly well if you remember the games and stories of the time.

It's pretty neat to go back and hear speculations on the future and compare it to what actually happened

#16 Posted by IrrelevantJohn (1062 posts) -

Yes. Also did you really need to make 2 topics for the very same question?

#17 Posted by Scrumdidlyumptious (1640 posts) -

The earlier Bombcasts used to be even better than it is now.

#18 Posted by benpicko (2005 posts) -

@Subjugation said:

Do you like quality entertainment?

If you answered yes to this, go right ahead and listen.

@Subjugation said:

Deep, thought provoking discussion?

This, however, is nowhere to be found. Please try elsewhere.

#19 Posted by seanord (108 posts) -

Drop a BOMB ON IT!!!

#20 Posted by Brianofthewoods (25 posts) -

@IrrelevantJohn: i accidentally posted the non-pole one, forgot to delete it

#21 Posted by JasonR86 (9657 posts) -

Sure. What else are you going to do?

#22 Posted by TranceQuina (149 posts) -

I'm actually listening to older stuff year by year and writing down time marks so I can eventually splice together personal "Bombcast Highlights" files to listen to or maybe show to other gamer friends of mine.  Also gonna splice together all the DSi Ware and WiiWare stuff at some point. 
 
But yeah, I still get lots of enjoyment out of older Bombcasts.  Great laughs and discussions to keep me occupied at work.

#23 Posted by Shaunage (700 posts) -

There are some I've listened to five times. It's always a quality discussion, and it's always pretty funny.

#24 Posted by jewunit (1056 posts) -

I enjoy listening to the old Game of the Year podcasts. I occasionally listen to older podcasts when I finish games that they talked about in depth.

#25 Posted by JazGalaxy (1576 posts) -

If you're interested in listening to old bombcasts, I'd reccomend going to http://www.thisyearcollection.org/ and listening to their "this year" collection for the bombcast.

Basically the site aggregates the "best moments" of different podcasts by year and lumps them into one big several hour long podcast.

It's the best way to go back and experience The Hotspot if you've never heard it.

Obviously, "Best of" is entirely subjective

#26 Posted by jking47 (1209 posts) -

@TranceQuina said:

I'm actually listening to older stuff year by year and writing down time marks so I can eventually splice together personal "Bombcast Highlights" files to listen to or maybe show to other gamer friends of mine. Also gonna splice together all the DSi Ware and WiiWare stuff at some point. But yeah, I still get lots of enjoyment out of older Bombcasts. Great laughs and discussions to keep me occupied at work.

Holy shit man, that is an epic undertaking. If you ever finish it, please be sure to post it on the forums (or just send it to me ^-^) for everyone to enjoy. That would be pretty damn awesome to have on hand.

And I suspect if you tried you could turn it into a group project on the forums here and relieve a little of your personal workload. Just a thought.

#27 Posted by WiqidBritt (578 posts) -

you could possibly get by with highlights on youtube.

#28 Posted by Turambar (6739 posts) -

@jking47 said:

@TranceQuina said:

I'm actually listening to older stuff year by year and writing down time marks so I can eventually splice together personal "Bombcast Highlights" files to listen to or maybe show to other gamer friends of mine. Also gonna splice together all the DSi Ware and WiiWare stuff at some point. But yeah, I still get lots of enjoyment out of older Bombcasts. Great laughs and discussions to keep me occupied at work.

Holy shit man, that is an epic undertaking. If you ever finish it, please be sure to post it on the forums (or just send it to me ^-^) for everyone to enjoy. That would be pretty damn awesome to have on hand.

And I suspect if you tried you could turn it into a group project on the forums here and relieve a little of your personal workload. Just a thought.

There;s a pretty comprehensive playlist of just such a thing on youtube, though sadly its only for 2008 and 2009. If you compile something past those two years, it'd be great if you can upload it.

#29 Posted by BigBoss1911 (2434 posts) -

Which episode was it when Rich Gallup guested?

#30 Posted by ZanzibarBreeze (3070 posts) -

@jking47 said:

If you ever finish it, please be sure to post it on the forums (or just send it to me ^-^) for everyone to enjoy. That would be pretty damn awesome to have on hand.

Yes.

#31 Posted by jking47 (1209 posts) -

@ZanzibarBreeze: Oh wow, thanks! did not realize that site existed. Looking around it a bit, that is very cool.

#32 Posted by cthomer5000 (767 posts) -

Yes, but i would suggest starting with the episode Brad and Vinny join. It's pretty rough early on IMHO.

I say this as someone who started checking out the site in early 2011, and only started listening to the earlier stuff about 6 months ago.

#33 Posted by panvixyl (325 posts) -

Just go listen to all the "Best Of" compilations on youtube. Or the "This year" recaps on iTunes.

#34 Posted by h83r (468 posts) -

@ZanzibarBreeze said:

@jking47 said:

If you ever finish it, please be sure to post it on the forums (or just send it to me ^-^) for everyone to enjoy. That would be pretty damn awesome to have on hand.

Yes.

I actually came to post just this! To anyone interested in listening back to the old stuff, the This Year Collection podcasts are perfect. I would also suggest listening to the Hotspot compilations as well. They're definitely well worth it and very similar in tone to the Bombcast.

#35 Posted by g6065 (273 posts) -

@IAmADwagon said:

Yes, yes it is.

I voted no.

Then I listened to this.

I officially retract my vote.