#1 Posted by RedRoach (1380 posts) -


#2 Posted by Tylea002 (2382 posts) -

If they did an all emails show every week, I would be a happy man.

Talking information about watcha been playing is fine, if you want to talk about video games, but it has the least laughs.

#3 Posted by Winternet (8265 posts) -

Calls. Wait, they don't have calls on the bombcast. Man, they should have calls on the bombcast.

#4 Posted by LikeaSsur (1692 posts) -

The first 20 minutes always has the most potential to be hilarious. I can't remember the date, but one time they talked about a Pokemon tournament where the 2nd place guy became first because the current leader was disqualified for throwing poop in the hotel. That conversation degraded quickly, and it was gold.

I was laughing so hard I had to pull over.

#5 Posted by Bell_End (1234 posts) -

what ya been playing is my fav bit. i usually stop listening when it comes to the emails

#6 Posted by phrosnite (3511 posts) -

C.

#7 Posted by rachelepithet (1645 posts) -

Nothing fits this community more than listening to people drink.

#8 Posted by HubrisRanger (514 posts) -

I miss the Wii/DSiWare rundowns so much. Yes they were long, and sometimes the comedy was a bit of a stretch. But it also was responsible for some of the funniest bits ever, far more consistently than it had any right to be.

"You wanna buy a watch? They're covered in sauce!"

#9 Posted by DeF (5236 posts) -

@HubrisRanger said:

I miss the Wii/DSiWare rundowns so much. Yes they were long, and sometimes the comedy was a bit of a stretch. But it also was responsible for some of the funniest bits ever, far more consistently than it had any right to be. "You wanna buy a watch? They're covered in sauce!"

I almost died laughing once while I was shoveling snow off my car, listening to Jeff read the WiiWare/DSiWare releases in slow motion. Breathing was hard enough due to the cold but added laughter with no end in sight was scary :D

Scary good.

That said, I chose "ketchup talk" ... how else would I learn how to make tortillas?

#10 Edited by aquamarin (670 posts) -

"News of the World."

"E...emails."

"No, Brad. Not emails. News."

I like News for the guys' opinions on silly things that developers, publishers or the platform holders have done in the past week. The stories often inspire doom and gloom discussions regarding the the future of certain aspects of gaming. I love dire forecasts and speculation on subjects such as MMOs, DLC, microtransactions, DRM and online services to name a few. I will often rewind a heated discussion of a juicy news item five times over, sometimes I just can't get enough.

#11 Posted by BisonHero (8640 posts) -

To give a more specific example, my favourite segment was when Duke Nukem Forever was finally released, and we got to hear Jeff give his Duke impression for a good portion of the podcast, and they talked about how extremely dated the whole idea was, and talked about alternate endings it should've had where Duke decides to commit suicide because no one likes his horrible misogynist personality anymore.

#12 Posted by Orangefreak92 (73 posts) -

WHAT. THE FUCK. ARE YOU SAYIIIIIIIIIIIIIING?!

#13 Posted by Toxin066 (3403 posts) -

When Brad and Vinny appeared on the Nintendownload express, if that counts.

#14 Posted by CatsAkimbo (703 posts) -
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Nintendo download descriptions were always great and included my favorite bombcast moment of all time. I wish they'd bring it back!

#15 Posted by SmasheControllers (2951 posts) -

GI Joe talk is still my favorite off-topic talk on the bombcast of all time.

#16 Posted by JRock3x8 (286 posts) -

funny i was just going to post this thread - only more open ended

there are so...so many for me - I've been listening since the day Jeff was let go from Gamespot.

the beverage taste tests were always great but the one that stays with me to this day is alex conniving ryan into drinking some god awful energy drink which ryan then begins choking on and starts calling alex all manner of foul names while alex calmly explains the roller coaster high and crash that ryan will soon experience. Priceless.

more generally though, I just love listening to these guys shoot the bull. From listening to many other podcasts, I can't imagine how hard it is to make that all come off sounding that polished and well rehearsed but these guys are clearly just winging it and that's why it's so great.

#17 Posted by HandsomeMuffin (117 posts) -

Whenever the GG button forced Ryan to read an email.

#18 Posted by Godlyawesomeguy (6421 posts) -

Definitely the non-game related catch up at the beginning.

#19 Posted by Village_Guy (2817 posts) -

Nintendo Downloads... sorry everybody, but that was the best :(

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#20 Posted by Oldirtybearon (5330 posts) -

The pokemon poop scandal is still the funniest goddamn riff I've ever heard from Giant Bomb. I was crying from laughter.

#21 Posted by Hizang (9359 posts) -

I liked the drink/food taste tests, the bird nest one is just great.

#22 Posted by dropabombonit (1541 posts) -

Love the non game stuff, usually the funniest bits of the podcast

#23 Posted by Zero_ (2018 posts) -

The GOTY discussion between Uncharted vs Batman in 09 still is my favourite moment. Felt like the play 12 Angry Men

#24 Posted by FinalDasa (2540 posts) -

Emails has consistently been the best party. Non-gaming chat always has a lot of potential and Ryan and Jeff have a great back and forth about a lot of topics.

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#25 Posted by Subject2Change (2971 posts) -

The start of the most recent one had my nearly in tears. Jeff's "Brad" impression recently as well. There has been a lot of funny times, it's usually them just talking about non game related stuff though.

#26 Posted by Ninja_Welshman (529 posts) -
@Oldirtybearon

The pokemon poop scandal is still the funniest goddamn riff I've ever heard from Giant Bomb. I was crying from laughter.

AGREED!! Was listening to this biking home after a 12 hour night shift and was in stitches all the way home. Must have look like a nutter to any passers by.
#27 Posted by MistaSparkle (2283 posts) -

I liked that meat virgin e-mail they got a WHILE back. Or the crazy shotgun guy one too haha!

#28 Posted by Demoskinos (16513 posts) -

So what We have deducted is that we want less videogame talk and more crazy non- sequitur bullshit? SOUNDS GREAT!

To answer the question though Johnny V's "Horsey" story on his first E3 cast fucking had me on the floor.

#29 Posted by Dany (8018 posts) -

WATCHA' Been playin' (DAWG)?

#30 Posted by Kung_Fu_Viking (753 posts) -

I can't pick a favourite because I like most of the segments a lot so I'll say my least favourite (yet still fine in the grand scheme of things) is new releases, but it's so short and the rest of the show is so good I can hardly complain!

#31 Posted by BaneFireLord (3105 posts) -

Out of those segments, the "catchup part" is always entertaining. Even though it's not technically related to the question, I just want to say that the "Ryan's A Narc!" bit is on par with the "Haze" HotSpot bit for funniest podcast moment of all time.

#32 Posted by Zekhariah (700 posts) -

@Tylea002 said:

If they did an all emails show every week, I would be a happy man.

Talking information about watcha been playing is fine, if you want to talk about video games, but it has the least laughs.

Jar time is pretty much that though. Not super frequent, but it does tend to include interesting questions and answers that tend to go all the way down any rabbit holes that appear.