#1 Posted by Hells (68 posts) -

Pre CBSi merger I would have scoffed at this idea, but now that they fall under the same umbrella of Gamespot... What is the likely hood of this happening?

(Also a Bombcast x 8-4 Play podcast would be quite awesome)

#2 Edited by Triumvir (462 posts) -

They haven't mentioned it and they would have done so by now. I'd venture that that shiny CBSi money you are talking about is going toward setting up website infrastructure and buying video recording equipment. Besides, September also has PAX Prime and the BLLSL, and the new site is going live in October. They're just dudes, not super men.

Maybe next year.

#3 Posted by Demoskinos (14583 posts) -

Jeff mentioned that they have the money to do it but from what I gathered Jeff didn't sound super keen on the idea anyways.

#4 Posted by mewarmo990 (832 posts) -

Would be cool... but I doubt it. Interest among the GB crew in Japan has never been especially high. I always hoped they would bring someone on who is familiar with Japanese games/language/media. (me! pick me!)

I also don't think the CBSi financial angle necessarily works out in favor of this - Gamespot is already covering TGS, so why pay for two crews to fly overseas?

#5 Posted by wemibelec90 (1563 posts) -

No real need for them to. The information comes out at the same time for everyone else and they can always point to Gamespot for their coverage if asked. I'd rather have them in the office working on more Quick Looks or premium content.

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#6 Posted by bonkers (34 posts) -

No, that would require an exertion of effort.

#7 Posted by AlexanderSheen (4932 posts) -

Jeff: "MAN? WE GOTTA GO BACK TO JAPAN!" - TNT: Ridge Racer Unbounded & Burnout Revenge! @0:59:42

Brad: "At the same time TGS is so, kinda eeeeeeh..." - TNT: Ridge Racer Unbounded & Burnout Revenge! @1:00:00

If they go, they just gonna use TGS as an excuse to go to Japan.

#8 Posted by Hells (68 posts) -

@AlexanderSheen said:

Jeff: "MAN? WE GOTTA GO BACK TO JAPAN!" - TNT: Ridge Racer Unbounded & Burnout Revenge! @0:59:42

Brad: "At the same time TGS is so, kinda eeeeeeh..." - TNT: Ridge Racer Unbounded & Burnout Revenge! @1:00:00

If they go, they just gonna use TGS as an excuse to go to Japan.

They could just send Drew with a camera and let him go wild with whatever he could find. His Trip to North Korea and the show he did when he got back was some of the best content this site ever produced. Imagine if he could have took live video and he had the rest of the crew with him.

#9 Posted by JasonR86 (9611 posts) -

I doubt it. They can cover it almost just as well from the US.

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#10 Edited by Yummylee (21295 posts) -

Alex will most likely upload any trailers, they'll talk about announcements on the bombcast, but that'll probably be the extent.

#11 Posted by Jeff (3425 posts) -

@wemibelec90 said:

I'd rather have them in the office working on more Quick Looks or premium content.

We had the option to go this year but decided against it in favor of what you're talking about here. Between feeling out what's likely to be at the show and not finding anything totally mind-blowing and not having the infrastructure in place to go to TGS without essentially shutting down the site for a week, it didn't make much sense to go.

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#12 Posted by Hizang (8533 posts) -

It was great back in 2008 when they all went, but only because some of them had not been in ages or at all.

#13 Edited by Jazzycola (662 posts) -

TGS isn't really all that relevant anymore unless you're interested in covering the next KH, Final Fantasy, Monster Hunter, or any other historic Japanese title which I don't really think any of the staff has or ever will be interested in covering. Half the titles at TGS probably won't ever make it to the US anyway and if they do journalists would probably see it at E3 or GDC.

#14 Edited by Hunter5024 (5551 posts) -

The year they did go was pretty awesome. It was nice to hear about some Japanese antics, even if there weren't very many games to cover. I hope they go next year now that they got some of that CBSi money, and they'll be a little bit more set up (goddesses willing).

#15 Posted by rachelepithet (1350 posts) -

Nothing happens at TGS anymore. They couldn't even keep that MGS Ground Zero news quiet until the show.

#16 Posted by wjb (1641 posts) -

The only thing I would look forward to them going to TGS is random stories on the Bombcast.

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#17 Posted by Dany (7887 posts) -

I doubt it because Jeff and co hate going to press events it seems.

#18 Posted by TruthTellah (8571 posts) -

@Dany said:

I doubt it because Jeff and co hate going to press events it seems.

Yeah, those jerks just seem interested in making more entertaining content for the site. Assholes.

#19 Posted by Enigma777 (6057 posts) -

TGS is a shell of it's former glory.

#20 Edited by jakob187 (21645 posts) -

@Triumvir said:

They haven't mentioned it and they would have done so by now.

...except they literally JUST posted up the BLLSL date in the last...week?

There's a possibility for anything!

Nevermind...Jeff shut it down. = (

#21 Posted by Dany (7887 posts) -

@TruthTellah said:

@Dany said:

I doubt it because Jeff and co hate going to press events it seems.

Yeah, those jerks just seem interested in making more entertaining content for the site. Assholes.

They rarely go to conventions

#22 Posted by Bob_Loblaw (110 posts) -

Next year would make more sense with maybe an early look at PS4 along with the second wave of Wii U games on the cards. I wonder if Microsoft will make another push for the Japanese market with Durango or have written that off as a lost cause?

#23 Posted by TruthTellah (8571 posts) -

@Dany said:

@TruthTellah said:

@Dany said:

I doubt it because Jeff and co hate going to press events it seems.

Yeah, those jerks just seem interested in making more entertaining content for the site. Assholes.

They rarely go to conventions

Those monsters! *snuffs out a cigarette on Drew's pristine face*

#24 Posted by AuthenticM (3700 posts) -

What about next year ? Next-gen consoles will probably be there, so is a lot a their games.

#25 Posted by cthomer5000 (749 posts) -

@Demoskinos said:

Jeff mentioned that they have the money to do it but from what I gathered Jeff didn't sound super keen on the idea anyways.

Yeah. I think it was in a subscriber only video. He put off a real 'maybe next year' vibe about Gamescom and TGS. But money didn't seem to be the issue.

#26 Posted by Korolev (1700 posts) -

Until TGS regains its status, there's no point in going. Don't get me wrong here, Japan still makes good games. It's just that... well, you can't deny that Japan's gaming industry seems to be in a bit of a slump lately. They're not making as many interesting or new games as they used to. You can say (correctly) that the US and European Games industry also recycles a lot of ideas (Call of duty, indie platfomers), but Japan has been doing more of that stuff recently. Even Japanese developers lament the status of the industry over there.

Again, yes, I know that Japan still makes good games - like Dark Souls. But they're not making as many good games as they used to. Besides, virtually everything they showcase over there is showcased over here (at least for mainstream titles). I mean, Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes debuted its trailer at PAX - not TGS. Because TGS is dying and there isn't that much point in going.

#27 Posted by Rorie (2710 posts) -

TGS was always the most exhausting show to cover. Massive jetlag, a horrendous commute to the show every day, and a punitively large crowd, not even mentioning the language barrier for everything. I went twice and I think that's enough for one lifetime.

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#28 Posted by Sparky_Buzzsaw (6103 posts) -

Giant Bomb: Tokyo Griftin'.

I want to see an Eastern Bloc convention. Glorious. Just... glorious.

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