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Edited by dropkickpikachu

Finally!

Posted by Brake

Brad has a total radio voice.

Edited by Kowalo

I just made some Team Fortress 2 items, so this is pretty interesting to me.

Edited by alternate

So is this the original or did you have to tape it again?

Edited by MariachiMacabre

@kowalo said:

I just made some Team Fortress 2 items, so this is pretty interesting to me.

Which ones? As a guy who plays too much TF2, let's see if I have any of yours.

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Posted by ILikePopCans

@alternate: Original. He used audacity to fix it

Edited by MariachiMacabre

@kowalo said:

@mariachimacabre: I don't have any items in the game, only a couple in the workshop. My most recent one being The Fine Adjustment.

Ha. Funny enough I was just looking at that in the Workshop. I really like the look of it. Nice work.

Posted by dreamtheateropeth

Great interview. Thanks Brad.

Posted by face15

Nice. Very interesting to hear a bit about how this whole crazy thing works.

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Edited by Hassun

Brad's dulcet tones carrying me to a land of fantasy.

Posted by AlmostSwedish

Dumptruck is the best thing on the site.

Posted by silentman0

YOU DON'T HATE THE BEAR-DERHOSEN?! I'm sorry about all the bad things I've said about you, Brad.

Posted by Brad

So is this the original or did you have to tape it again?

It's the original, I futzed around with it a good bit in Audacity and got it sounding decent. In the future I'll probably use a better mic than the dinky gaming headset this one was recorded on.

Posted by ColumnBreaker

Beep beep.

Edited by Y2Ken

I am super pumped to finally hear this. The stuff people can do with marketplace and the such like is really cool. The idea that item creators can make a living from it is really neat. Now if only I had the art skills and ingenuity to design some cool gear myself...

@kowalo That's a cool design, a new Engie PDA would be great to see.

Edited by alternate

@brad: thx for letting me know. I think that was for the best, trying to re-tape with the same Qs would have been awkward I imagine.

Edited by Sil3n7

Brad "The Golden Voice" Shoemaker

Posted by Nanne

This was really great. Looking forward to more similar content.

Edited by GuardianKnux

Excellent work Brad. Also, that jam at the beginning. Man that's good. Sounds like a lost Sonic level or something

Edited by OGred

really crazy how this dude can live in sydney with that money :o

Posted by golguin

I know there are a few giant bomb dudes that make items. Another dude is called "Frump" on steam.

Posted by jimmyfenix

THAT INTRO

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Edited by X19

Interesting stuff!

Posted by Ghostmut

Benny Boy!!!!!

Posted by megalowho

That intro is slappin'

Edited by Irvandus

That was super cool.

Posted by development

Poll: is Brad better at having a radio voice or being tired?

Posted by ManMadeGod

Excellent work Brad. Also, that jam at the beginning. Man that's good. Sounds like a lost Sonic level or something

Reminds me of The Mask for the SNES

Edited by Fram

@brad you need to record / sell some audiobooks STAT.

Posted by JJWeatherman

Brad, your voice is somehow way more awesome when you're just talking to yourself. And here I didn't think it could get any better. You should do these more often. Of better yet, start your own Jar Time-esque series.

Posted by notha

@kowalo said:

@mariachimacabre: I don't have any items in the game, only a couple in the workshop. My most recent one being The Fine Adjustment.

isn't is quite difficult to get an item added to the official store? as in, there's a lot of competition?

Posted by MariachiMacabre

@notha said:

@kowalo said:

@mariachimacabre: I don't have any items in the game, only a couple in the workshop. My most recent one being The Fine Adjustment.

isn't is quite difficult to get an item added to the official store? as in, there's a lot of competition?

There are a lot of items on the workshop. And Valve hasn't added any community items (barring the recent community-only robo hat update.) in a while now.

Edited by Zevvion

Brad, your voice is somehow way more awesome when you're just talking to yourself. And here I didn't think it could get any better. You should do these more often. Of better yet, start your own Jar Time-esque series.

I second this man's suggestion.

Edited by Iodine

Poll: is Brad better at having a radio voice or being tired?

yes

Posted by Zero_

How long's the video? When I click play, it says it starts at 0:00 but it cuts right into him talking about item drops.

Posted by OGred

@zero_: 35min. & that's the beginning of the audio (i think)

Edited by sb5k

Holy shit... im straight and i listen to the bombcast all the time, but i just came when i heard that intro! Brad's voice just made love to me.

Edited by mithhunter55

I want to do this, compiling resources to study right now.

Posted by Andorski

This sounds like a test interview for Brad's application to work at NPR.

Posted by fetchfox

Yes, I've been looking forward to this! Glad you were able to make the audio presentable brad.

Posted by Dexter25ca

I hear a lot of mouse clicking in the second half of the interview. Brad, are you playing Dota while doing this? :D

Posted by Aleryn

Didn't know much of anything about custom gear in DOTA before this. Very informative and fun to learn about. Thanks Brad!

Posted by Hyuzen

Ok GB, that is the theme song for the dumptruck, right there. You even got the correct backing up sounds! Don't change a thing.