So, when I play certain games like Need for Speed or 2K, I prefer to listen to the Bombcast or the 8-4 Play podcast. I enjoy the random discussions they have so I was wondering if the old Bombcasts are worth it to go back and listen to. I only been listening to them for about 3 years or less, so I missed a lot.
Listen to the "This Year" Compilations
God yes, they're worth going back to. As far as I'm concerned it's one of the few podcasts that you can actually listen to long past the posting date and still derive the same amount of fun if not more from it.
My absolute favorite:http://www.giantbomb.com/podcasts/giant-bombcast-12-09-2008/1600-55/?podcast_id=55
I'd also recommend the old Hotspot podcasts, they have a lot of the same crew and are just as funny. This year collection has highlight recaps that are fantastic.
Right around the time I discovered Giant Bomb was in 2011. I began listening to the bombast and eventually decided to go back and listen to the older episodes. So, let me tell you from experience that they are definitely still worth going back and listening to if you're interested.
Agreed with those who say it's worth it. When I was working in an indian kitchen last year doing prep work and dishwashing while everyone spoke a different language I discovered the Bombcast and it really saved me. I went through 2008, 2009, 2010 and half of 2011 at that job in just a year.
If you listen to a lot of old podcasts sequentially it puts you in a weird state of mind
As someone who is going through and listening to all the old podcasts for the first time, before getting the recent ones, it's super weird. In a few months time when I finally reach the 2013 podcasts and there's no more Ryan to listen to, I'm going to be depressed all over again.
I forget what game I was grinding in, Demon's Souls or Nier or something, but I went back and listened to all the bombcasts starting from when it was Arrow Pointing Down. It's worth it, some really funny discussions, and a lot of them have nothing to do with video games so it doesn't feel too dated.