Giant Bomb's very first HUMP.
Yay Dave, this is hi-laiours.
coke zero is zero
I was a little concerned at first about my subscription. The idea behind it was to support this awesome indie site, not to give money to CBS. But, Dave answered my question honestly, and with good reasoning. Our subs give them the power to continue to do their own thing.
I hope he doesn't mind me quoting a little bit of him here, 'cause it made me feel a lot better, and maybe will for one of the people who reads this: "The more subscriptions Giant Bomb has, the less influence anyone has on its editors. It's that simple. Outside of the features you receive, you're essentially supporting Jeff to be Jeff, because he has an army of paying customers behind him that can't be upset. I can't convince you that this is a good thing, you'll just have to watch the site and make your own decisions. I'm going to continue building the best, most honest websites I can. I did that before at CNET, I did it on my own, then at Whiskey and will do it in the future at CBS. I've been doing this almost my entire life, there's no other way I know how to build."
Oh yea, setting up a new dev environment is always annoying. The easy stuff like your terminal and text editor config files you can usually drag and drop if you have them backed up somewhere, but there's always things you forget, and a bunch of software you need.
That guy's "coupons" idea bothers me. Once Giantbomb starts giving coupons for games, they've edged a little bit from covering games, to selling games. I'd not be comfortable with that.
As an aside, us monthly members should be the ones to get shirts, and have gold icons, cause we give more per year! :P
(That's actually why I chose that instead of annual, myself.)
I demand a Dear Esther endurance run! Broken into 15-20 five minute episodes :)
i agree with vinny they should do tnt from that room it looks like it would work well.
haha getting wasted w/ giant bomb dudes would be the coolest thing. No chance of me going to pax east though. Maybe pax prime though.
Why is it that callers for any kind of radio show are always so obnoxious?
That cracked me up so much. Min 53 Sec 00
Ryan- "alright man thanks for calling in"
Caller- "Hey, thanks for having me" Ryan- " Not at all". LOL
giantbomb, you guys are killing me. when will you STFU about how you can do good stuff in the future and just get back to making good stuff.
Umm .. they're answering user questions .Chill the fuck out sir .
So many pretty blinking lights at Ryan's battlestation :D
Goddamn that set looks awesome. Loving this.
I interpreted the hot-air balloon at the end to indicate something to the effect of "...And then Dave, Ryan, Jeff, and Vinny all got high after the show. The end."
@thebigJ_A: The thing with monthly vs annual payment is what that does for them. A big pile of cash is better than little bits of cash a month. Monthly means for real big stuff, you need to use credit, and hope those monthly payments keep coming in, which is not guaranteed. The cost of interest on loans and financing is especially high right now, so the yearly payment, while being a little less overall, actually saves more money than the slightly higher cost of monthly subs.
Don't get me wrong, monthly's are great and a fantastic option for eg. students who may not be able to afford the whole year in one hit. From a purely mathematical side, they are not great for planning and booking things like a Pub for E3 12 months in advance (deposit or full payment required), large purchases, and they add a lot of risk to loans and contracts (higher interest, higher deposits demanded etc). If all their subs were monthly, it would only take a couple bad financial things to occur for them to possibly lose everything - like a further economic crash, large scale war or a massive change in copyright laws on the internet.
So you can see in the larger picture why the shirts are being used to promote the yearly option, as that bulk payment now is worth more than 'potential' monthly income for a year. The shirts are available for everyone from the store anyway, so its not exclusive, its just a clever way to keep the company afloat.
Sorry for the long post, I've seen a few people saying similar to you and thought a real reason might be better than a rude response. ;P
Did anyone catch what the first caller and Jeff both got that Ryan congratulated him on?
OMG that was totally Justin from Gamebreaker.tv and darthhater.com who called in. I'm probably the only one here who knows who he is, but damn who's next Garry Gannon calling in?
btw check out gamebreaker.tv for you MMO news. I started watching the Republic which is their SWTOR show about six months ago and it has become next to GB my go to site for video game stuff.
Jeff im Dissapointed at you. Easy Comeback Missed.
Jeff: Diet Coke is for Babies
Ryan: Shut Up! You're for Babies
*Jeff: I'm for Making Babies. Know What i mean. Yeah!
Living in Boston, I really ought to go to PAX East one of these years...
love this !!!
I would like to see the process of building up a website. I really enjoyed the photoshop and after effects stuff for the GOTY video. I'm ready for some dreamweaver action.
Video podcast, hells yes!
Uh, why the hot air balloon?
OMG that was totally Justin from Gamebreaker.tv and darthhater.com who called in. I'm probably the only one here who knows who he is, but damn who's next Garry Gannon calling in?btw check out gamebreaker.tv for you MMO news. I started watching the Republic which is their SWTOR show about six months ago and it has become next to GB my go to site for video game stuff.
I know who he is,. he also called in on the retro show.
Get that balloon to talk more!
This is so well produced.
Do you guys reckon you can do a video podcast of the regular Bombcast?
All is good and well, but all I care about is Kiki and her needs.
Hi, I'm a longtime fan and I would like to perhaps look into investing in a premium membership.... "NOT AT ALL!!!"
That set is silly awesome.
Kiki! Wow, the marketing chick from Video Toaster.
A whole conversation about Sublime Text 2 on my favorite videogame website? I am aroused.
"Melty Blood Vs Clay Fighter"
Kickstart this now!
No Vinny at PAX east? bummer
Hey guys. Guys. Vinny drives a Prius.
Im gonna go with audio version, nice studio though.
Loving the new studio space. Can't wait for the shenanigans that'll come from this!
hey I also use sublime text 2 (with its vim mode) and it owns.
that's a lot of buttons
This was fucking AWESOME!!! Do more, do more!!!
@Morningstar said:Downloading this at 17k, something is very, very wrong.Downloading this at 3mb/s is pretty amazing.
Downloading this at 17k, something is very, very wrong.
Downloading this at 3mb/s is pretty amazing.
You're a bad person. But watching this in HD streaming through university-grade Internet-juice is also pretty amazing.
Irish Spring pissed me off back in the day. The damn commercials always had a dude with a jack knife slicing off a piece of the bar of soap and I was always like "WTF did he need to do that. You can smell the bar just fine!!"
Are you guys in the old Buzz Out Loud set?
Creepy Dave Stare.