#1 Posted by Thayne24 (21 posts) -

So i have been very against the subscription, and have been pissed! Then by chance i realized there was a new short bombcast in my itunes.
 
"whats this" i said
 
and after listening to the first 10 min. i realize these guys aren't trying to be dicks, in fact they are trying to do their best.
 
ya. so sorry i'll subscribe :)
 
sadly i can only do monthly as i'm going to a 3rd world country in 2 months for 2 years. but that 10 bucks is worth it to me to support these guys

#2 Posted by Mcfart (1537 posts) -

o.o

#3 Edited by Noodles (539 posts) -
@Thayne24 said:

" So i have been very against the subscription, and have been pissed! Then by chance i realized there was a new short bombcast in my itunes.  "whats this" i said  and after listening to the first 10 min. i realize these guys aren't trying to be dicks, in fact they are trying to do their best.  ya. so sorry i'll subscribe :)  sadly i can only do monthly as i'm going to a 3rd world country in 2 months for 2 years. but that 10 bucks is worth it to me to support these guys "

They are a company that runs websites that have pretty much NO ads. I'm suprised they can even stay afloat as-is! But mad props to them for doing so and bringing us fucking awesome content for years now.
#4 Posted by DystopiaX (5291 posts) -
@Noodles said:
" @Thayne24 said:

" So i have been very against the subscription, and have been pissed! Then by chance i realized there was a new short bombcast in my itunes.  "whats this" i said  and after listening to the first 10 min. i realize these guys aren't trying to be dicks, in fact they are trying to do their best.  ya. so sorry i'll subscribe :)  sadly i can only do monthly as i'm going to a 3rd world country in 2 months for 2 years. but that 10 bucks is worth it to me to support these guys "

They are a company that runs websites that have pretty much NO ads. I'm suprised they can even stay afloat as-is! But mad props to them for doing so and bringing us fucking awesome content for years now. "
they had 4 million dollars in investment capital as seed money that they used to get all this shit up.
#5 Posted by Kombat (2205 posts) -
@Noodles said:
" @Thayne24 said:

" So i have been very against the subscription, and have been pissed! Then by chance i realized there was a new short bombcast in my itunes.  "whats this" i said  and after listening to the first 10 min. i realize these guys aren't trying to be dicks, in fact they are trying to do their best.  ya. so sorry i'll subscribe :)  sadly i can only do monthly as i'm going to a 3rd world country in 2 months for 2 years. but that 10 bucks is worth it to me to support these guys "

They are a company that runs websites that have pretty much NO ads. I'm suprised they can even stay afloat as-is! But mad props to them for doing so and bringing us fucking awesome content for years now. "
To be honest, Whiskey Media's CEO (Shelby Bonnie) is a billionaire and could probably keep the company going for quite a while all on his own. But an unprofitable company is not a successful company.
#6 Posted by DystopiaX (5291 posts) -
@Kombat said:
" @Noodles said:
" @Thayne24 said:

" So i have been very against the subscription, and have been pissed! Then by chance i realized there was a new short bombcast in my itunes.  "whats this" i said  and after listening to the first 10 min. i realize these guys aren't trying to be dicks, in fact they are trying to do their best.  ya. so sorry i'll subscribe :)  sadly i can only do monthly as i'm going to a 3rd world country in 2 months for 2 years. but that 10 bucks is worth it to me to support these guys "

They are a company that runs websites that have pretty much NO ads. I'm suprised they can even stay afloat as-is! But mad props to them for doing so and bringing us fucking awesome content for years now. "
To be honest, Whiskey Media's CEO (Shelby Bonnie) is a billionaire and could probably keep the company going for quite a while all on his own. But an unprofitable company is not a successful company. "
And I don't think he cares about it that much.
#7 Posted by Noodles (539 posts) -

I'm not saying that I'm suprised that GiantBomb can stay afloat. I'm just suprised that we aren't bombarded with ads, when, for all intents and purposes, we should be. At the end of the day Whiskey Media is a company, not our internet BFFs.
 
 
I wish Brad was my internet BFF.

#8 Posted by SethPhotopoulos (5046 posts) -
@Noodles said:
"I wish Brad was my internet BFF. "
I want more than BFF
#9 Posted by Death_Unicorn (2838 posts) -
@DystopiaX: He does have his own private Whiskey Media office!
#10 Posted by EdIsCool (1122 posts) -
#11 Posted by ch13696 (4582 posts) -

What short podcast? I didn't get one.

#12 Posted by DanielJW (4915 posts) -
@ch13696: Go to the Bombcast page. They have 45 mintue-ish podcast talking about the subscriber stuff. 
#13 Posted by ReyGitano (2467 posts) -
@Thayne24 said:
" So i have been very against the subscription, and have been pissed! Then by chance i realized there was a new short bombcast in my itunes.  "whats this" i said  and after listening to the first 10 min. i realize these guys aren't trying to be dicks, in fact they are trying to do their best.  ya. so sorry i'll subscribe :)  sadly i can only do monthly as i'm going to a 3rd world country in 2 months for 2 years. but that 10 bucks is worth it to me to support these guys "
I've said it before; I feel like the people who are angry haven't actually sat down and listened to that podcast.
#14 Posted by ch13696 (4582 posts) -
@DanielJW said:
" @ch13696: Go to the Bombcast page. They have 45 mintue-ish podcast talking about the subscriber stuff.  "
Oh that one? I thought he was talking about a new one.
#15 Posted by mikemosha90 (113 posts) -

Yup.

#16 Posted by JJWeatherman (14553 posts) -
YEAH!!..... OWWW!!
 
(That was the best Jeff Gerstmann impression I could achieve over the internet via text)
#17 Posted by seanbooker (205 posts) -
where is this short bombcast? how do I get it? I did subscribe for the yearly plan.
#18 Edited by JJWeatherman (14553 posts) -
@Angel_Gamer said:

" where is this short bombcast? how do I get it? I did subscribe for the yearly plan. "

It's just the most recent Bombcast. It's Ryan, Jeff, and Dave talking about the subscription plan.
#19 Posted by JeanLuc (3565 posts) -
@SlashseveN303 said:
" @Thayne24 said:
" So i have been very against the subscription, and have been pissed! Then by chance i realized there was a new short bombcast in my itunes.  "whats this" i said  and after listening to the first 10 min. i realize these guys aren't trying to be dicks, in fact they are trying to do their best.  ya. so sorry i'll subscribe :)  sadly i can only do monthly as i'm going to a 3rd world country in 2 months for 2 years. but that 10 bucks is worth it to me to support these guys "
I've said it before; I feel like the people who are angry haven't actually sat down and listened to that podcast. "
This is pretty much how I was. I was mad and angry, but then I listened to the podcast and realized I was being selfish and stupid.
#20 Posted by Philzpilz (225 posts) -

See that bombcast didn't make it all make sense. It made me think the business people behind this are being stupid.
 
You don't put Jeff and Ryan out to shill for this thing which you know will be unpopular; however justified they may have thought it was, the internetz go crazy for anything.
You put a suit out there to explain it all, and then you don't make the guys talk about it, except in hushed voices and doing that kinda "aww shucks face" with the hissing noise people make then they realise they're doing something bad but can't stop it.
 
Net result; The GB crew look like they care about the community, the suits no-one knows about look bad for like a day, we hit the 5000 mark and everyone can say how stupid it all was to begin with, and how relieved they are.
If Jeff and Ryan start talking about how great it is that now everyone can listen to the bombcast, they'e going to sound like idiots giving how hard they tried to justify it.

#21 Posted by johnnydough (5 posts) -
@Philzpilz said:
" See that bombcast didn't make it all make sense. It made me think the business people behind this are being stupid.  You don't put Jeff and Ryan out to shill for this thing which you know will be unpopular; however justified they may have thought it was, the internetz go crazy for anything. You put a suit out there to explain it all, and then you don't make the guys talk about it, except in hushed voices and doing that kinda "aww shucks face" with the hissing noise people make then they realise they're doing something bad but can't stop it.  Net result; The GB crew look like they care about the community, the suits no-one knows about look bad for like a day, we hit the 5000 mark and everyone can say how stupid it all was to begin with, and how relieved they are. If Jeff and Ryan start talking about how great it is that now everyone can listen to the bombcast, they'e going to sound like idiots giving how hard they tried to justify it. "
I think it was actually a really good way to explain the entire setup.  It was three guys that we're all familiar with, and they did a really good job of explaining what their options were and why they decided to go with the subscription model.
 
If it was a suit that came on and did an announcement, it would have been cold. With Jeff, Ryan and Dave explaining it, it was like a conversation with some friends.
 
This isn't something the crew should shy away from or speak about in hushed tones. This is a company, they need to make money, they have a solution that works to keep Whiskey Media funded and independent. This is all a good and happy thing. I don't think it's really that unpopular either, from the sounds of it a lot of us have been dying to throw some money toward this site. The stuff they do isn't cheap, and they deserve some monetary respect for that.
 
If you don't like it the subscription model, that's fine, don't subscribe. It's really that simple. Worst case is they'll split the podcast. You'll still get two hours of bombcast and they'll change the formatting so that getting the last half a week late won't be a big deal.
#22 Posted by trophyhunter (5800 posts) -

You mean the guilttripcast?

#23 Posted by AlisterCat (5469 posts) -

Alot of people feel betrayed a lied to, and they have listened to that podcast. They dont trust the people running the site anymore. I whole heartedly disagree with all of that stuff, but that's just how it goes. Some people are really suspicious and apprehensive of change and things they don't like.

#24 Posted by ajamafalous (11809 posts) -
@Philzpilz said:

" See that bombcast didn't make it all make sense. It made me think the business people behind this are being stupid.  You don't put Jeff and Ryan out to shill for this thing which you know will be unpopular; however justified they may have thought it was, the internetz go crazy for anything. You put a suit out there to explain it all, and then you don't make the guys talk about it, except in hushed voices and doing that kinda "aww shucks face" with the hissing noise people make then they realise they're doing something bad but can't stop it.  Net result; The GB crew look like they care about the community, the suits no-one knows about look bad for like a day, we hit the 5000 mark and everyone can say how stupid it all was to begin with, and how relieved they are. If Jeff and Ryan start talking about how great it is that now everyone can listen to the bombcast, they'e going to sound like idiots giving how hard they tried to justify it. "

Absolutely true.
 
@AlisterCat said:
" Alot of people feel betrayed a lied to, and they have listened to that podcast. They dont trust the people running the site anymore. "
This is the biggest problem, and it's nearly a direct result of the first quote.
#25 Posted by Philzpilz (225 posts) -
@photosandtext: I have no problem understanding this is a business, I just think they ran this bit poorly.
 
Why are we on GB? If i want trailers or reviews there are dozens os sites, and it's not like there aren't enjoyable podcasts elsewhere. We're here because we like the environment, and we like the guys. The crew is the selling point of GB, and an important part of the crew is their image, which they should be protecting as a property, and this podcast didn't do a good job in.
#26 Posted by avivbarami (4 posts) -
@Philzpilz said:
" See that bombcast didn't make it all make sense. It made me think the business people behind this are being stupid.  You don't put Jeff and Ryan out to shill for this thing which you know will be unpopular; however justified they may have thought it was, the internetz go crazy for anything. You put a suit out there to explain it all, and then you don't make the guys talk about it, except in hushed voices and doing that kinda "aww shucks face" with the hissing noise people make then they realise they're doing something bad but can't stop it.  Net result; The GB crew look like they care about the community, the suits no-one knows about look bad for like a day, we hit the 5000 mark and everyone can say how stupid it all was to begin with, and how relieved they are. If Jeff and Ryan start talking about how great it is that now everyone can listen to the bombcast, they'e going to sound like idiots giving how hard they tried to justify it. "
Dude this is my first post on GB (although I was here pretty much from the get go),
and I just logged in to say:
This.