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Edited by Tesla

Ooooooh yeah!

Posted by Tryenamy

Excited to hear what you thought of the Microsoft press conference. 

Posted by vr00m
@Tesla said:

Ooooooh yeah!

I agree with this.
Posted by Getz

Ah, I was wondering if they were gonna record the stream of this. I guess audio is better than nothing.

Posted by Puchiko

was watching it live and for some reason the video kept constantly resizing when I watched it full screen.

Posted by chu52

E and stepto? Here to talk about sony ?

Posted by Jolt92
Posted by boxoflawls

sweet. I download the audio to listen while i run.

Thanks Guys!

Edited by MannAlive

I loved the conversation between Jonathan Blow and the XBox Live guys. On the one hand you have the realities of running a service with 40 million uses and on the other an independent genius trying to create cool things in the constraints of all that. Didn't expect to hear all that. Really cool show.

Posted by Cirdain
@boxoflawls said:

sweet. I download the audio to listen while i run.

Thanks Guys!

show off
Posted by brocool

sack up

Posted by buft

boom! and my day is saved

Posted by vibetown

boomtown.

Posted by datarez

Glad to see Mr. Caffeine made an appearance.

Posted by PieGuy

Been waiting, bloody GMT!
 Yays =D

Posted by RVonE

@boxoflawls said:

sweet. I download the audio to listen while i run.

Thanks Guys!

Really? I tried that once but I just can't concentrate on listening to what they're saying. Also, I need some good pulsing music to run and keep pace.

Posted by Slaker117

Mr. Caffeine was easily the worst part of E3. And I fucking hate Kinect, so that's saying something.

Posted by dr_mantas

@boxoflawls said:

sweet. I download the audio to listen while i run.

Thanks Guys!

Well I listen to it while cycling. Woop-di-doo.

Posted by RE_Player1
I'm not bashing anyone so please don't yell at me, when does the second part with regular guys start? I really don't want to listen to the MS employees again and I went to sleep when Jeff and the others came on.
Posted by Winternet

J Blow giving them the business. Props.

Posted by Andris

Niiice!!

Posted by golguin

I watched the whole thing and was able to level grind Shadow Complex to an S rank.

Edited by wolf_blitzer85

@RE_Player92 said:

I'm not bashing anyone so please don't yell at me, when does the second part with regular guys start? I really don't want to listen to the MS employees again and I went to sleep when Jeff and the others came on.

I want to say around half way through. Once they start the actual bombcast, it goes on for a damn long time, so there is still plenty of E3 talk.

Don't worry, you were the only one bothered by their corporate shilling and everyone except for Blow and Whitta tiptoeing around MS. There were some interesting things about the back end of the 360 that was cool to listen to at least, so the first half wasn't a total loss.

Edited by RVonE

@mantasradzas said:

@boxoflawls said:

sweet. I download the audio to listen while i run.

Thanks Guys!

Well I listen to it while cycling. Woop-di-doo.

I listen to it while couching. And with couching I mean sitting on the couch.

Edited by Trace

Despite the endless complaints and rampant vitriol from the chat last night, I was quite interested to see e and Stepto get hit with more complicated questions than what they usually face on Major Nelson's podcast. The answers they ended up giving, while not always what I was hoping to hear (especially regarding ads and the main gist of Blow's certification complaints), certainly helped stir up an 'inside baseball' discussion that I found entertaining.

They're pretty cool gentlemen, and I think numerous users were too quick to cast them off as corporate shills, which is unfortunate.

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Posted by ShaneDev

I love that Gary recycled his Homer car joke from the Tested podcast to much success.

Edited by Slaker117
@PsEG: I don't think they were shills necessarily, but their mindset was annoyingly stubborn at times. There was too much "that's just the way things are" when I would rather know why the things have to be that way in the first place.
 
@ShaneDev: I'm pretty sure that he's used that joke multiple times on Tested as well.
Posted by jonnyboy

No Leigh Alexander this year?

Edited by MannAlive

@wolf_blitzer85 said:

Don't worry, you were the only one bothered by their corporate shilling and everyone except for Blow and Whitta tiptoeing around MS.

I wouldn't call that shilling. Those guys are down in the trenches working on Live everyday. They're as proud of their work as any game developer is and are going to give their perspective of what they're trying to do.

Posted by abdo
@jonnyboy: I sure hope so.
 
Guess I'll just wait until I get home and watch the stream instead. Feels better putting a face on a voice when there's people I haven't heard before.
Posted by springtoast

Good listening while waiting for Nintendo's con.

Posted by Nardak

Mr Caffeine...words just fail me.

Posted by Hexogen

3 hours? Hoooooly shit. I'm interested in hearing what everyone has to say, but considering there is going to be another podcast daily for the next three days, it's a bit much to listen to. Hopefully the rest are shorter.

Posted by RedSox8933

This was a great show.

Posted by Cirdain

I'd like more game talk next time :)

Posted by Marokai

I'm afraid to listen for blood pressure-related issues. Is there really that much corporate shilling going on here that everyone just let slide? I don't need to hear constant Microsoft whoring from them and if I wanted to hear that I'd go back and re-watch the Microsoft press conference. I also don't need to get my blood pressure up (again) because the bombcast guys were (apparently) completely neglecting in their duties at actually having a straight and honest discussion about E3. 
 
Someone please let me know if there's a relaxing and enjoyable straight-talk conversation about E3 here, and not something that's going to give me a stroke when I hit age 30.

Posted by rottendevice

Holy cow! Jonathon Blow!

Posted by Afroman269

Grumble grumble MS employess grumble grumble.

Posted by aidros

Couldn't stay awake for the second part! It was nearly 3 AM here when they got the regular crew back, gonna pick up at that spot probably.

Posted by CharlesAlanRatliff

51 minutes in and I'm loving it so far (watching it on Justin.tv). My favorite Bombcasts are always the ones from GDC or E3 where you get a bunch of people from different parts of the industry and just talk. Also glad to see the Xbox Live guys on here, as they always seem like really cool guys who know their shit when it comes to games. I really enjoyed their PAX panel and it's good to hear more from them.

I've never listened to Jonathan Blow talk before, but he's fascinating to listen to. I hope to see more Bombcasts like this soon!

Edited by MjHealy

I wasn't patient enough to wait for this audio version to go up so I already got my E3 Bombcast shot with the archived livestream.

Also, in regards to the actual podcast, the first half wasn't much fun. The background is interesting to a degree but they just talked about the same stuff over and over. The Microsoft were OK but they kept bringing the conversation back around to Microsoft. Shit gets real when Jeff et all enter the room.

Posted by mutha3
@Marokai said:
   Someone please let me know if there's a relaxing and enjoyable straight-talk conversation about E3 here, and not something that's going to give me a stroke when I hit age 30.
The corporate shilling ends about an hour and 15 minutes in. The two microsoft dudes leave around then.
Posted by Marokai
@mutha3 said:
@Marokai said:
   Someone please let me know if there's a relaxing and enjoyable straight-talk conversation about E3 here, and not something that's going to give me a stroke when I hit age 30.
The corporate shilling ends about an hour and 15 minutes in. The two microsoft dudes leave around then.
Thanks mate.
Posted by Vetterli

3 hours and 21 minutes of pure beauty.

Edited by Curufinwe

Xbox guy Stepto complaining about ads inside the PSN Store when their entire 360 dashboard is infested with ads might be the most ridiculous thing you'll hear this whole week of E3.

Posted by Stahlbrand

This was great Bombcast entertainment, and it was nice hearing E and Stepto talk with the Bombers.

Now I can catch the last 20 minutes.

Posted by pillowpants
@mutha3 said:
@Marokai said:
   Someone please let me know if there's a relaxing and enjoyable straight-talk conversation about E3 here, and not something that's going to give me a stroke when I hit age 30.
The corporate shilling ends about an hour and 15 minutes in. The two microsoft dudes leave around then.
Thanks dude, I'm 40 min in and the MS shills are wearing on me.
Posted by c0l0nelp0c0rn1

The reason why I feel that my space is getting "horned-in" on is because we're not getting new hardcore franchises. We're not getting a new franchise, it's just CoD, Halo, Gears. I'm a little bit sick of it, but not to the point where I want to see them go away. I want the new to coexist with the old.

Posted by Curufinwe

"There is an overwhelming sentiment in the chat to move on from Microsoft."
 
Gary Whitta - the people's hero.

Posted by falling_fast

I am super thrilled that they got Jonathan Blow!