#1 Posted by falling_fast (2472 posts) -

(this thread isn't really about suggesting actual workable ideas as it is about posting pie-in-the-sky borderline-nonsense, for fun)

1) Brad dresses up as Joshua Norton (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Norton) and, with Drew accompanying him with a camera, walks the streets of San Francisco interviewing random people about video games.

2) Vinny, Jeff, and someone from Atlus USA get together and record retrospective commentary tracks for each and every episode of the persona 4 endurance run.

3) CBSi sponsor a young programmer from the giantbomb community to go to an eastern monastery for a year and learn the Way of John Carmack from the man himself. accompanied by a documentary crew.

4) Jeff, Ryan, Brad, Vinny, Patrick, Dave, Drew and Alex are each given two years to make some sort of (reasonably simple) game (of whatever kind they want) in their spare time, and on their own. At the end of two years, all the games get the quick look treatment on the big live live show: live of that year, and are released for free download. A panel of judges comprised of Brad Muir, Matthew Rorie, Greg Kasavin and John Drake are given one month to decide which game they think is the best one. The premium content part of this would be getting monthly interviews with the contestants, and getting to see the judging ceremony at the end.

anyways, yeah. post your own ideas.

#2 Posted by EarlessShrimp (1777 posts) -

I think birthday cake should be sent to all premium users. mmmmm birthday cake.

#3 Edited by Dagbiker (7022 posts) -

I like number 4, but instead of 2 years I say 24 hours, and just make them use RPG Maker. Also make it live stream for charity.

5) The Bombcasts Girl Friends play scary games with cameras pointed at them.

#4 Posted by EarlessShrimp (1777 posts) -

@Dagbiker: how long would the game be if it was made in 24 hours? Maybe give them like a week or two before the big live show?

#5 Posted by Rafaelfc (1731 posts) -

6) a feature where Patrick acts like the cryptkeeper (tales from the crypt) and plays random weird-ass horror games!!

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#6 Posted by FlarePhoenix (423 posts) -

7) Vinny and Jeff doing a commentary on their commentary of their commentary of Persona 4

The possibilities are endless!

#7 Posted by Rafaelfc (1731 posts) -

8) Imagine a feature where Ryan plays every Mario game in it's entirety (or as close as he can get) up to Super Mario World

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#8 Posted by gelatinabomination (196 posts) -

@Rafaelfc: Fuck and yes.

#9 Posted by Maajin (1131 posts) -

I'm gonna blow your minds right now guys...

9) New Endurance Run

#10 Posted by Rafaelfc (1731 posts) -

@Maajin said:

I'm gonna blow your minds right now guys...

9) New Endurance Run

as much as i'd love a new endurance run, I don't think it should be premium content (and I'm a subscriber) keep the goodness free!

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#11 Posted by DizzyMedal (419 posts) -

@damnable_fiend said:

4) Jeff, Ryan, Brad, Vinny, Patrick, Dave, Drew and Alex are each given two years to make some sort of (reasonably simple) game (of whatever kind they want) in their spare time, and on their own. At the end of two years, all the games get the quick look treatment on the big live live show: live of that year, and are released for free download. A panel of judges comprised of Brad Muir, Matthew Rorie, Greg Kasavin and John Drake are given one month to decide which game they think is the best one. The premium content part of this would be getting monthly interviews with the contestants, and getting to see the judging ceremony at the end.

anyways, yeah. post your own ideas.

No Alexis? :(

#12 Posted by Phatmac (5915 posts) -

Ugh, these are all horrible ideas. I have one that is actually in the spectrum of reality. I'd love for their to be a weekly(or more often) Giant Bomb Talk Radio show every Friday. These shows are usually great for call-ins with premium members and this kind of video shouldn't be too hard to do. It's also more personal and more about the community than the bombcast so it can be far different from what they already do.

#13 Posted by The_Nubster (2488 posts) -

@Phatmac:

@damnable_fiend said:

(this thread isn't really about suggesting actual workable ideas as it is about posting pie-in-the-sky borderline-nonsense, for fun)

#14 Posted by RenMcKormack (1087 posts) -

Ryan and Jeff bid on storage lockers in the Bay Area that may or may not be full of arcade machines.

#coinopkings

#15 Posted by Maajin (1131 posts) -

@Rafaelfc said:

@Maajin said:

I'm gonna blow your minds right now guys...

9) New Endurance Run

as much as i'd love a new endurance run, I don't think it should be premium content (and I'm a subscriber) keep the goodness free!

Yeah, I agree. But just because I like your Decap Attack avatar.

#16 Posted by Sploder (918 posts) -

Jeff hires me as his protege and I film it.

#17 Posted by Ravenlight (8057 posts) -

@damnable_fiend said:

1) Brad dresses up as Joshua Norton (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Norton) and, with Drew accompanying him with a camera, walks the streets of San Francisco interviewing random people about video games.

YES! I would purchase another subscription if this actually happened!

#18 Posted by Demoskinos (16114 posts) -

Wet T-Shirt contest starring the bomb crew. YOU KNOW YOU WANT IT.

#19 Posted by iAmJohn (6142 posts) -

That John Carmack one is fanfuckingtastic, not gonna lie.

#20 Posted by Dagbiker (7022 posts) -


10) Vinny builds a pinball machine out of spare parts.
11) Jeff goes to bars and trys to pick up eokwn usingvhis knowledge of oldb video games.
#21 Posted by chilibean_3 (1791 posts) -

@Rafaelfc said:

6) a feature where Patrick acts like the cryptkeeper (tales from the crypt) and plays random weird-ass horror games!!

Bahahaha! This one is pretty good. But it does remind me of Bodega and Lemon's pretty good horror game video series.

#22 Posted by ModernAlkemie (369 posts) -

12) A giantbomb subplot where Brad develops an intense addiction to huffing cans of compressed air. A series of confessional-style videos will be put out as premium content culminating in an intervention led by Cool Baby.

#23 Posted by gelatinabomination (196 posts) -

@ModernAlkemie: "And now, a very special Bombcast..."

#24 Posted by Sauson (565 posts) -

@Rafaelfc said:

6) a feature where Patrick acts like the cryptkeeper (tales from the crypt) and plays random weird-ass horror games!!

I'm willing to pay an unreasonable sum of money to see this.

#25 Edited by IzzyGraze (866 posts) -

@Sauson said:

@Rafaelfc said:

6) a feature where Patrick acts like the cryptkeeper (tales from the crypt) and plays random weird-ass horror games!!

I'm willing to pay an unreasonable sum of money to see this.

Yeah, in all seriousness a horror series starring Patrick would be a great premium content addition. Do really old ones games and new ones. And do it random PC game style by having the play session be 1-2 hours each. They could even do scary levels from games like the mansion from vampire the masquerade blood lines. Terrifying Tuesdays!

#26 Posted by Veektarius (5244 posts) -

@Dagbiker: I don't know if i care, but why do you want Jeff to pick up ewoks? I don't think he even likes Star Wars.

#27 Posted by SerHulse (709 posts) -

I was actually thinking about this not too long ago:

13) Jeff and Vinny play 1 game in every years version of Madden, all the way up to the current one, maybe people can bet who would win.

#28 Edited by Yummylee (23186 posts) -

14) This is kind of left-field, but here me out: We have Ryan review films adapted from video games, and there'll be all this funny editing courtesy of Vinny himself and just AWW it'll be awesome. I can't come up with a title, but you get the idea...

I miss TANG. Still GB's best, and one of their most original, features thus far.
#29 Posted by The_Nubster (2488 posts) -

15) Every Friday, the crew goes through a bottle of the liquor they have and just talk. The Drunkcast.

#30 Posted by Emperor_Norton (47 posts) -

Bradley Shoemaker impersonating ME? Nay, I cannot endorse this. I will suffer no pretenders to my gilded, slightly rusted throne. Treasonous hogwash, I say!

#31 Posted by Little_Socrates (5834 posts) -

@damnable_fiend said:

1) Brad dresses up as Joshua Norton (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Norton) and, with Drew accompanying him with a camera, walks the streets of San Francisco interviewing random people about video games.

4) Jeff, Ryan, Brad, Vinny, Patrick, Dave, Drew and Alex are each given two years to make some sort of (reasonably simple) game (of whatever kind they want) in their spare time, and on their own. At the end of two years, all the games get the quick look treatment on the big live live show: live of that year, and are released for free download. A panel of judges comprised of Brad Muir, Matthew Rorie, Greg Kasavin and John Drake are given one month to decide which game they think is the best one. The premium content part of this would be getting monthly interviews with the contestants, and getting to see the judging ceremony at the end.

Don't really need the Joshua Norton part, I actually just think that would be entertaining to see random candid video game interviews.

@Rafaelfc said:

6) a feature where Patrick acts like the cryptkeeper (tales from the crypt) and plays random weird-ass horror games!!

I actually think this might happen, though I also think Patrick might not actually be the horror fan we all imagine him to be. He's a big fan of the genre in the same way I am, but he's not about to start a horror fanzine for anything other than our entertainment.

@Rafaelfc said:

8) Imagine a feature where Ryan plays every Mario game in it's entirety (or as close as he can get) up to Super Mario World

@SerHulse said:

13) Jeff and Vinny play 1 game in every years version of Madden, all the way up to the current one, maybe people can bet who would win.

I would totally watch these two and be happy with them.

Also, can we please just get different versions of "The Gerstmann Hall of Fame" for all staffers pleeeeease? I don't just like that feature idea, I love it!

(Can't wait to be premium again tomorrow for the BLLSL. And not see this anymore.)

#32 Posted by Video_Game_King (36567 posts) -

Four words: Giant Bomb Knife Fight.

#33 Posted by Mento (3103 posts) -

"It Came from the Gamespot Closet" - Jeff (and co) dig up the weird shit he bought in Japan years ago, still in Gamespot storage. Like with Game Room, at the end of every episode Jeff feebly defends his purchasing decisions.

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#34 Posted by Dagbiker (7022 posts) -

@Veektarius said:

@Dagbiker: I don't know if i care, but why do you want Jeff to pick up ewoks? I don't think he even likes Star Wars.

My fucking phone corrected my broken English into even worse broken English.

#35 Posted by Sooty (8195 posts) -

still find it insane that Let's Plays are premium content. (Random PC Game, etc)

#36 Posted by Fattony12000 (7890 posts) -

12 hour livestream of Vinny makin' cables.

WHAT!?

#37 Posted by SSully (4583 posts) -

A feature called MOBA's R Us. It's where one, or multiple of the respective crew attempts to break into League of Legends, DOTA 2, or another MOBA and records the whole thing.

Switch up the Jar time videos to another member. Nothing wrong with Jeff, just another person to ask questions to would be cool.

#39 Posted by Napalm (9230 posts) -

@Video_Game_King said:

Four words: Giant Bomb Knife Fight.

The Knife v. Bat Initiative. I like where this is going.

#40 Edited by skelington_ (294 posts) -

An extended, no holds barred, Roman colosseum-esque play-through of Johann Sebastian Joust, accompanied by a system through which users can place real-time bets on who will be the last man standing. We'd all feel like Caesar.

#41 Posted by Apparatus_Unearth (3456 posts) -

Nudes.

#42 Posted by BabyChooChoo (5123 posts) -

@EarlessShrimp said:

I think birthday cake should be sent to all premium users. mmmmm birthday cake.

Can I get it on vinyl?

#43 Posted by Apparatus_Unearth (3456 posts) -

@chilibean_3 said:

@Rafaelfc said:

6) a feature where Patrick acts like the cryptkeeper (tales from the crypt) and plays random weird-ass horror games!!

Bahahaha! This one is pretty good. But it does remind me of Bodega and Lemon's pretty good horror game video series.

Did they ever finish that?

#44 Posted by chilibean_3 (1791 posts) -

@Apparatus_Unearth said:

@chilibean_3 said:

@Rafaelfc said:

6) a feature where Patrick acts like the cryptkeeper (tales from the crypt) and plays random weird-ass horror games!!

Bahahaha! This one is pretty good. But it does remind me of Bodega and Lemon's pretty good horror game video series.

Did they ever finish that?

I don't think they did. Psh. Interns, you know?

#45 Edited by RandomInternetUser (6805 posts) -

Is there a page I can see every single game release for a specific year? If not, that. SO CRAAAAAZY (This concludes my passive-aggressive rant about Giant Bomb seemingly not having this feature when it seems really obvious to have this feature. If I'm wrong and have just failed to find it, please direct me to it then proceed to shame me.)

So, for silly ideas... gladiatorial combat? With foam weapons.

Edit: I really like the idea of a horror game series. There are many, many awesome and free horror game mods/indie horror games out there that would be so fun to watch Patrick and Ryan play.