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Posted by SunKing
@DukeTogo: Yeah, that was pretty funny :D
Posted by Waggle

You guys weren't kidding, she's fucking annoying.
RAAAAGE!

Posted by Jothel
@Artemis_D: a lot of the people here complaining i've not seen before, but moist people here have genuine causes for annoyance, someone constantly talking, with an annoying voice does not make a good listening experience, especially when she spends most of her time cutting people off, if you enjoy that then byall means praise her as some people have but most people have genuine reasons, seriously are you even listening to this?
Posted by pause422
@DukeTogo said:
" I used to like Leigh from her blog page.  Now I can't stand her and I want to never hear her again.  She sounds like she's on something, talking a mile a minute.Shut the fuck up.Skip the first 40 minutes of this cast people. "
Everyone just get over it...as if there hasn't been a bad bombcast before from the main cast and not a guest(remember when Jeff/Ryan were drunk to high hell and Rich was there and he really didn't like any of it whatsoever?) Exactly, get over it.

Leigh is fine, and yes, she was talking a mile a minute because she was hyped on fucking energy drinks. She realizes she talked too much too.
Edited by RenegadeSaint

Wow, she really hates "nerds" and the things they enjoy.  I wish she'd let some other people talk.

Posted by KingOfIceland
@SmokePants said:
" Jeff, Ryan, Vinny, Brad, we're probably not winning you guys over by insulting your friend, but you have to OBJECTIVELY know she is simply a bad fit for your podcast. I put it to you to avoid hurting any feelings while maintaining the fantastic chemistry and light-hearted humor that your podcast is known for. "
Seconded. She just doesn't mesh well enough with the cast, although I'm not going so far to calling her names and whining about her.
Edited by anamanaman

Yikes... Leigh took over. She must have spoken 3x more words than everyone else combined.  Some hard core web 2.0 technoblabber for half the show. Also some very weird comments attacking the world for the lack of MGS4 appreciation (it got a 94 on metacritic...).


Good show despite. We getting a day 3 bombcast too?
Posted by DukeTogo

Ok, here's your homework.

I want to see someone edit this cast by removing all the parts of her.  I want to see just how short it would be.

Over/under - 20 minutes.

Posted by Llama
@KingOfIceland said:
"
@SmokePants said:
" Jeff, Ryan, Vinny, Brad, we're probably not winning you guys over by insulting your friend, but you have to OBJECTIVELY know she is simply a bad fit for your podcast. I put it to you to avoid hurting any feelings while maintaining the fantastic chemistry and light-hearted humor that your podcast is known for. "
Seconded. She just doesn't mesh well enough with the cast, although I'm not going so far to calling her names and whining about her. "
I'd love to be OBJECTIVE about it, but she sounds too much like many of my ex'es, so instead of writing a constructive comment i just go MAD WITH RAGE. But yes, you're right
Posted by viklanderviking

The nazi discussion was just insane...but i laughed so hard.

Edited by EpicSteve

Guys, seriously, I love your podcast. I've listened to every episode since Giantbomb started, even the old Skype Arrow Pointing Down stuff. Goddamn, don't have her on again. She's interesting, but talks way too much. Just skip to about 1 hr 45 min, bombcast doesn't really start until then.

Posted by DukeTogo

Ryan - "I'm going to take off these headphones".

Smart man.

Posted by Metal_Mills
@EpicSteve:
It's the fact she interrupts people too much. When people talk she just goes "WAIT NO NO NO WAIT" and keeps going or just cut right in. When there are so many people on a podcast, give others ago.
Posted by DukeTogo

The Metal gear discussion and it's "Meta" connection is the most nerdy thing I've heard.  Talk about the pot calling the kettle black.

Posted by Trilogy

Her voice is not bothering me too much but some of the things she says is possibly the dumbest things I've heard from a gaming podcast. Talking a lot isn't necessarily a bad thing but when the things you say are straight up idiotic it's a different story.  

Posted by Jeffsekai
@EpicSteve said:
" Guys, seriously, I love your podcast. I've listened to every episode since Giantbomb started, even the old Skype Arrow Pointing Down stuff. Goddamn, don't have her on again. She's interesting, but talks way too much. Just skip to about 1 hr 45 min, bombcast doesn't really start until then. "
Agreed, and thank you.
Posted by hide

This is the Leighcast, I lasted 40 minutes. GOOD-DAY.

Posted by DukeTogo

It's funny how you can tell the guys are just as annoyed when they start to not let her butt in.

I like how she's so into Metal Gear and thinks she's the only person that get's it, yet she pronounces his name "Heedio" and spouts shit like MGS was a failure and under-appreciated.

Edited by Interlink

Jeez Leigh, can you let others talk? Crap. I like your blog, but seriously...get a grip.

And for the record, you want RE to have romance, you like the RE: Degeneration movie, and you think Metal Gear is subtle? I think you revealed quite a bit about yourself, dear.

Posted by Jothel
@EpicSteve said:
" Guys, seriously, I love your podcast. I've listened to every episode since Giantbomb started, even the old Skype Arrow Pointing Down stuff. Goddamn, don't have her on again. She's interesting, but talks way too much. Just skip to about 1 hr 45 min, bombcast doesn't really start until then. "
this is exactly true, well said, this isnt't anything against your site guys, every other guest has been amazing, again well said EpicSteve
Posted by Broman6015
Posted by Metal_Mills

http://sexyvideogameland.blogspot.com/2009/06/no-more-sparks-on-podcasts.html

She agrees she sucked on the bombcast. lol ouch.

Posted by DukeTogo

"Miss Positive"

Posted by pwr905

While I didn't find her as annoying as some others, I do think it's cool that she can admit she was drunk/etc, and apologize.

Posted by DukeTogo

1:42:00  The guys just start talking shit over her.  Now it gets good.

Posted by anamanaman
@Broman6015: Thanks for the link. Yeah, we should go easy on her. Everyone talks nonsense every once in a while. No more Leigh bashing people.
Posted by SmokePants

It's obvious that the guys are frustrated, but doing their best to mask it. It doesn't matter whether you agree with her or like her; the fact is that she's talking over people and dominating the conversation and that makes for a frustrating listening experience for anyone with their brain in the "ON" position.

Edited by supercubedude
Posted by Arckaine

She was pretty nutty but totally right about the console/virtual world discussions.

Posted by Llama
@Metal_Mills said:
" http://sexyvideogameland.blogspot.com/2009/06/no-more-sparks-on-podcasts.htmlShe agrees she sucked on the bombcast. lol ouch. "
I feel bad for badmouthing her now :(
Edited by DukeTogo

1:45:30  Blessed peace at last.  Put a chair in front of the door.

Posted by Aas
@Metal_Mills said:
" Dammit Jim, I'm a doctor not a bombcast! "

I'm giving it all she's got, captain!
Posted by soul101

holy shit! please, please, never  have Leigh Alexander on the podcast ever again.  That chick is like a stupid 12 year old girl on speed. Someone might want to tell that "faux high-brow" moron to keep her shit in check when she is on YOUR podcast.  Maybe next time she can tell Miyamoto that MARIO is too shallow a game........idiot!

Posted by DukeTogo

Those dudes were downing Sparks for the last few days, look at the day 0 videos for proof.  They weren't batshit crazy like she was.

No excuse, just more BS.

Posted by Artemis_D
@Jothel:   I'm listening, and I agree for the most part; but seriously... a lot of people are making a bigger issue out of it than necessary.  And on a lot of occasions, I think she made some valid points.  She has a lot of strong opinions, and that's fine.

It's just a little irritating browsing through the comments, and everything is just negative.  I guess I'll just have to accept that the bigger the Giant Bomb community becomes, the more it becomes like everything else on the Internet...
Posted by Trilogy

At least she apologized.

Posted by robio

In an alternate reality Brad stands up at 1:37:45 and shout, "I'm taking back the Bombcast you scum sucking demon betch" and slaps her in the face with his dynamite powered robo fists of kung fu trademarked glory.

Edited by wiII
First Bombcast I was skipping through sections.   Was hoping for nice rundown on Day 2 but so far it has been an hour of nothing.  Oh, I think I just got to some substance, yep START the podcast at  1 hour  17 mins.  Then go back and listen to "The Leigh Alexander Show" AKA the first hour and seventeen.  WAIT, shes back and talks about metal gear for another 20mins starting at at 1:28, ahhhhh.  Only at the end does she relize she has been talking non-stop and apologizes.
Posted by SmokePants

I hope her ego is not such that she tries to get back on to redeam herself. Even a 100% improvement on her part would be unlistenable.

Posted by Gr1mace

This Bombcast was made of awesome and win. 

Posted by MatthewMeadows

Some of your responses are fucking disgusting. I understand people saying she's butting in, but personal attacks against her are fucked up.


Rant over: Still love 99% of the Giant Bomb community :)
Posted by AltDimension

Summary of today's podcast: More games need Boneing

Edited by Trilogy
@Artemis_D said:
" @Jothel:   I'm listening, and I agree for the most part; but seriously... a lot of people are making a bigger issue out of it than necessary.  And on a lot of occasions, I think she made some valid points.  She has a lot of strong opinions, and that's fine. It's just a little irritating browsing through the comments, and everything is just negative.  I guess I'll just have to accept that the bigger the Giant Bomb community becomes, the more it becomes like everything else on the Internet... "
People just love their bombcast and I totally agree with them. You make valid points, people make a huge deal out of it. It's probably best if it gets left alone from here on out (like that's going to happen).

Her apology counts for a lot in my book and I hope others take that into consideration as well. I love this site not only for the amazing crew that runs it but also the community that isn't full of constant bickering like most sites (especially ones of the gaming variety). I hope it can stay that way.
Posted by Cammy
@Artemis_D said:
" @Jothel:   I'm listening, and I agree for the most part; but seriously... a lot of people are making a bigger issue out of it than necessary.  And on a lot of occasions, I think she made some valid points.  She has a lot of strong opinions, and that's fine. It's just a little irritating browsing through the comments, and everything is just negative.  I guess I'll just have to accept that the bigger the Giant Bomb community becomes, the more it becomes like everything else on the Internet... "
I think that most people come to the site for the staff for the most part (content is good though guys!) so when someone breaks the mold most people take a negative approach, she already stated she had a littlle to drink, and I know that when i'm drinking I tend to ramble on, and her opinions, although different, are also valid.
Posted by Kill

I agree with everyone else. I understand it's bad to be so negative about another human being but frankly, this is unlistenable and I skipped more than I listened.

I'd prefer she didn't "apologise" on her blog, as it makes it worse, especially the passing responsibility to the Sparks. It's like a drunk pretending they don't remember the night before to avoid all responsibility. Very immature.

Skip this one, folks.

Posted by SuperJoe

Did Drew have to wipe all the spit off Leigh's mic?

Edited by freecajunlove

Only 30 minutes in and.....

Yes, she talks too much. My main complaints are

---Playstation bias- saying that Sony's 1:1 controls are more finished/real even though they only showed tech demos and a "not finalized" control is just dense. Sidenote, Natal could recreate Sony's motion controls with two different colored gloves...

---Claims to be an objective journalist, but then rants about how she is done with Resident Evil, is more of a Sony fan, and prefers Eastern style games.

---She is the anime fangirl from high school that would correct when you mispronounced Japanese names in front of her, and would look through your Maxim magazines and point out all the parts of the women that were airbrushed.

ME NO LIKEY....

Posted by DoMakeSayThink

This woman is really really annoying

Posted by bretthancock

I love Jeff ripping on all the virtual worlds, sums up how I feel exactly!  I don't remember her name but she made me almost turn this off on several occasions.  Learn how to let other people speak for longer then 10 seconds before cutting them off to interject your point AGAIN.

Posted by logson
@soul101 said:
" holy shit! please, please, never  have Leigh Alexander on the podcast ever again.  That chick is like a stupid 12 year old girl on speed. Someone might want to tell that "faux high-brow" moron to keep her shit in check when she is on YOUR podcast.  Maybe next time she can tell Miyamoto that MARIO is too shallow a game........idiot! "
Dude, totally. Females and constructive criticism are PLAYED.

Great Bombcast.