Oh my god!
Oh my god!
I'm about 58min in, after wading through the flames and looking over the comments here and over at Leigh's blog and her own responses, I can only shrug and think "eh..I've heard worse". I'm curious if a lot of these angry monkey fisted mobs have ever really hung around friends (or just people in general), had some drinks, sugar water, and shot the shit for an hour or so? If you were to record it and listen to it the next day, you'd most likely hear something very similar.
All I've heard on this Bombcast a side from the usual is a group of people who either know each other or don't, talk, crack jokes, rant, argue, and talk shit like any group of people would after a long day of running around, chugging energy drinks, sugar water, alcohol, etc. So Leigh was a little more blunt, uppity, maybe even a little full of herself, but the girl was hyped up and buzzed. You can't tell me you've never been full of yourself after a few drinks, tokes, redbulls, whatever.
If I had to say anything about her, I'd just suggest she lay off pointing out she's a Journalist so often but again I don't know her, I have no idea if this was because of how she wasn't aware of it or if this is a common thing with her.
So in closing..lighten up guys.
the women was sooo annoying she was totally hogging the podcast
Brian Eckberg should be pulled onto a podcast.
Oh yeah, wasn't a fan of Leigh either.
Probably one of the worst podcasts. Tell that dumb gal that just because someone is trying to get a point in edge wise doesn't mean you raise your voice and yell over them. Her voice is like fingernails on a chalk board!!!!
Yeah, I agree, Leigh was very controlling and selfish with her thoughts. The podcast was going great before she decided that she was the only one with an opinion worth hearing. I don't blame the guys that left early.
Also, it seemed like she was kinda mean :/
Edit: Wow, i just read through the comments, and it seems some people agree with me. Even Leigh :p.
Edit 2: I just can't stress how bad I think she was. The first bad Bombcast EVER. It's painful to listen to, but for some reason I just can't stop D:
"Giant Bomb Cast- 1UP Yours edition, LOL."
Although she was a bit loud and off-topic, I don't think there would be these vicious personal attacks against her if she was a man. Totally uncalled for.
I wish I could say I expected better from the users at Giant Bomb.
Eh, Leigh was a hot chatty mess, sure, but a lot of you guys are being ridiculous with how vulgar your attacks are. Grow the fuck up.
I enjoyed the podcast. Leigh needs to come back, this time without getting Sparked!
The comments on this podcast = the cancer of our internets
Edit: Leigh Alexander appologized on her blog So I think that makes things pretty ok
I've never found myself yelling "shut up" so much at something like a podcast. Like please stop talking you talk to much jesus christ shes making this podcast unlistenable. stop talking...stop talking...stop talking...stop talking...STOP TALKING PLEASE
Leigh Alexander.....oh jesus make her stop talking!!!!!!!!!!!!
Please give a 3 day notice if Leigh is going to be on again. This way I can makae sure not to download that Bombcast.
leigh definitely went off topic alot and did have some problems with etiquette but i thot alot of what she had to say was interesting. I wouldnt want to see all podcasts going in that direction but she definitely made this one interesting
" Anyone notice that we have this other side to girls in the larger gaming culture in terms of some women who take this assumed stance of authority simply because they're a female? Often times it tends to stir the pot and confuse the issue. "
" Who the hell is that girl?! I've heard her for the first extremely annoying time. I won't call her names but I think I could be entitled to. During the whole podcast she: - said crap about Capcom and their new RE idea - said crap about Bioware and their 'nerdness' - said crap about all people who didn't understand the genius of MGS and Kojima (only she did) etc. The only thing she talked good about were Nazis. She's not an analyst. She's anal. And one more thing girl: When Sir Jeff Gerstmann speaks You shut the fuck up! "
Leigh brought up some good points, but her constant yelling and talking over other guests made this Bombcast almost.... as Teddy would say, UNBEARABLE!
Oh yes, I want to be clear, my feelings about her being on the podcast have nothing to do with her being female, or her being a Sony fan, or really, her opinions on anything.
It was her delivery. That's cool that she apologized, and I'm significantly less angry now that I've waded through a good 10-15 pages of comments to see that most people are on the same side as me, and the link to her blog.
But seriously. This has nothing to do with me being misogynistic, or hating women, or anything. Have women on the podcast, by all means. But when guests come on the podcast, they should talk to you like a normal human, not like they're some crazy 14 year old.
"No! No! No! Hey! Hey! Listen! No, hey! Hey! Hey! No! Hey, no! Listen, no! No, listen, hey!"
Hey Navi, why don't you shut the fuck up for 10 god damn seconds and let the non-speed-taking adults have a fucking turn?
See, I got mad again. Sorry. I'm not mad anymore.
" Giant Bomb Cast- 1UP Yours edition, LOL. "
An hour into the podcast, the level of rant coming from Leigh isn't something I can just brush off. It was the quick string of one polarized opinion after another that really just made it frustrating to listen to given her dominance in the podcast. It's a shame that she had some really good points but it was just ruined by some unreasonable stuff.
Anyone notice that we have this other side to girls in the larger gaming culture in terms of some women who take this assumed stance of authority simply because they're a female? Often times it tends to stir the pot and confuse the issue.
Giant Bomb Cast- 1UP Yours edition, LOL.
Okay. Who was that girl? And why didn't anybody have the balls to say Zip it!
"@robio said:Right there with you man... "
"20 minutes in she still won't shut up"
sexy nazis wtf?
Also, I would totally want to see a new 2D Castlevania on a console as well. I've been wanting to see that since forever, but they just keep pumping out those handheld games.
Just think of how awesome it would look with hand drawn sprites and all that shit in 720p.
Go White Knights go!
The best part of all this Leigh hate is that internets is bat-shit crazy and it's 38 pages of hating already.
But I feel bad for Ulf because he got to say like 12 words during the whole thing, and you could hear him starting to say something a few times but he got cut off.
So in conclusion, more fucking awesome swedes in future podcasts thanks!
I went out to buy some food (10 minute walk each way) and put this on my mp3 player. I got my food, came home, and realized I forgot to stop at the ATM which I had to do today. So I walked back to the bank, walked back home, and she was just finishing up her rant. Ugh. Please, everyone else on the podcast talks with each other, sometimes at the same time, but they're not in competition.
Leigh? "No! No! Let me make my point! I'm going to talk louder! Listen to this! Stop talking while I'm talking or I'll just repeat the first word of the sentence over and over until someone let's me make my point! Don't you dare assume you have an opinion on this subject, only I do! Listen! Listen! Listen! No! No! Listen! Listen! I think this! Listen!"
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH. Her arrogance is not appreciated. I like the Bombcast because the guys are hilarious and have interesting discussions. I don't want a lecture from a person who thinks louder is a better argument. I even agree with her on a lot of the stuff, but wtf, she does not play well with others.
Alright podcast. I know it's already been made clear, but sorry Leigh. I just couldn't stand her. First time I almost decided to just stop listening to a bombcast but I was able to make it through.
Sorry, but, I really liked Leigh.
Carrie Gouskos used to go off on rants on the Hotspot.
Remember when Rich, Bob, and Jeff ganged up on her about the word "gamer."
I think Carrie and Leigh have a few things in common.
They both like Japanese RPGs
They're both MGS fans on a podcast with few MGS fans.
They both have a *gasp* feminine sensibility in an obviously male dominated industry.
They both are very intelligent and insightful.
Rich Gallup just did a better job at keeping the podcast on point. Heck, Rich was even able to keep Jeff reigned in. If not in the recording process, then in the editing room.
Nothing against Leigh, but she really needs to learn some etiquette when it comes to discussion. I found her to be extremely rude when she would butt in and not stop talking until she regained control of the floor. If she is to appear again I would tell her to show some restraint and learn some manners.
Every single point that I clicked to within an hour time-span was Leigh blabbering about endlessly. I understand that she is from Gamasutra and not an actual developer or anything, so she'll be a critic along with the GB crew rather than talking about a game that she's making or whatever...but nonetheless...when there are three other guests, as well as four regular hosts...and every time I click...I hear her voice...
" Leigh Was a different take on most things, I do think these multiple guests are kinda hard to understand, But I Do think Leigh, was a different take..I just wish that she wouldn't of interrupted pretty much everyone, I mean brad was pretty much quiet for the whole podcast "
Goddamn outgoing women.
Doesn't everyone know the First Law of Podast Thermodynamics? The more guests you have, and the more intoxication involved (alcohol, taurine, E3 tiredness), the greater the probability of an absolute clusterfuck? It was neither the worst Bombcast (post-PAX panel drunken shenanigans), nor the worst show-stopping bit of ranting (drunken Scotsman on ListenUP at GDC), so...maybe people should be less douchey.
I couldn't finish this podcast because that woman won't FUCKING SHUT UP.
JUST SHUT UP WOMAN, STOP TRYING TO TAKE OVER THE PODCAST WITH ALL YOUR BORING BACKSTORY AND BIG WORDS.
I listened to the whole show and I really liked it. Given you might not want to have so many special guests on one show and I wouldn't want the Bombcast to always feature new people, but I really liked what Leigh Alexander brought near the end.
Bombcast fans need to stop going overboard with their comments in here. This ain't a console war, its a podcast. It was a pretty good one. You can like it or dislike how it went but for the love of God dont start using phrases like "Best Bomcast EVAR !!!!" or "Ihated so much that I almost committed suicide.
Grow Up Internet Bipolar A-Holes !
Leigh Was a different take on most things, I do think these multiple guests are kinda hard to understand, But I Do think Leigh, was a different take..I just wish that she wouldn't of interrupted pretty much everyone, I mean brad was pretty much quiet for the whole podcast
i'll take Tor over Leigh i meant. not in general
"Generally I like it when industry guests stop by. But, please. Please! PLEASE!!! Do not have Leigh return to the show. She rambles and spouts her thoughts the instant they pop in her head. At some point she said she just wanted to understand someone else's point of view, yet she wouldn't stop talking to hear that the guy from Capcom was trying to respond to her. She is the equivalent of a female Tor Thorsen. I was ready to give up on the show when she finally left. Thank God for small favors. "
Generally I like it when industry guests stop by. But, please. Please! PLEASE!!! Do not have Leigh return to the show. She rambles and spouts her thoughts the instant they pop in her head. At some point she said she just wanted to understand someone else's point of view, yet she wouldn't stop talking to hear that the guy from Capcom was trying to respond to her. She is the equivalent of a female Tor Thorsen. I was ready to give up on the show when she finally left. Thank God for small favors.
" Leigh Alexander does not need to breathe, she fakes it so people think she's human so they invite her on podcasts, than she reveals her true self and rapes your ears with an unending string of wack ass punditry. Kill it with silver Jeff, kill it with silver. "
maybe leigh needs some more boning in her life...
seriously though, i don't mean that. she can talk, but she does have some fascinating, if very long-winded thoughts. her ideas on kojima's ideas of game design and virtual worlds were actually pretty interesting.
two podcasts in a row though, and no Vinny... come on guys
That lady is killing me.
THE SWEDES ARE BACK! :D
What the hell is Gamasutra? Anyway yeah I did find that woman a tad too much at times but it wasn't as horrendous as everyone says it is. As soon as she admitted to being an anime fangirl I sort of just realized "Ok it makes sense now" and ignored her. There were parts that still made me chuckle, like Jeff's tirade that Second Life players are bad people. Also I listened to it on a long train ride and then finished it in subsequent cab rides/line wating. So I had nothing else to do anyway.