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Posted by Devil240Z

Is this gonna be how it is from now on? If so this show has lost all appeal for me.

Posted by cooljammer00

What's premium about this week's episode? I can't listen right now

Edited by EdReedFan20

FYI for non-subscribers, go to the podcast tabs and go down to Bombin' The A.M. The non-subscriber version now has ads (like the non-subscriber version of The Bombcast). This week's episode does not have video because it was recorded yesterday and it sounds like they didn't have the ability to capture it. The reason why it was prerecorded was because Patrick has to go to Seattle on Friday with his wife for some event. Also, it sounds like they are switching to Skype for their video chats (and it sounds like it is going much, much better). Finally, because they now have ads (only in the non-subscriber version), they can not just cancel an episode like they would sometimes do before. So it seems that, like the Bombcast on Tuesdays, Bombin' The A.M. will show up EVERY Monday and Friday.

Edit- You can hear construction in the background throughout the podcast. I guess Alex was in the NY office for this.

Posted by rmanthorp

@devil240z: Nope - it's still going to be live video in the future - this is just for today while Patrick is out.

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Edited by cooljammer00

I guess they finally figured out Bombing the AM is basically East Coast Bombcast with one notable member missing. Shame. I always liked watching the video, and I guess that's dead? Tough to do ads on a live video show unless they're gonna start doing mid roll ads which are terrible, or pull a Rod Serling and start telling us about cigarettes in the middle of the show

Posted by Undeadpool

Wow, they miss video ONE WEEK and apparently no one can be bothered to hop on Twitter or check out any other source of info before posting about how the videos are dead and everything sucks.

Wouldn't want to miss out on being the first doomsayer in line for the apocalypse, after all.

Posted by cooljammer00

@undeadpool: I was fully aware they recorded an episode for Friday. I just was surprised they did a non traditional episode the same day they changed the format of the show to introduce ads and whatnot

Posted by Undeadpool

@undeadpool: I was fully aware they recorded an episode for Friday. I just was surprised they did a non traditional episode the same day they changed the format of the show to introduce ads and whatnot

Ahhh, apologies for comin' out of the gate so aggressive (though you weren't the only one carrying the sandwich board of doom), but there's nothing on here to indicate the video is "dead." It IS a couple of changes all at once, though.

Edited by cooljammer00

@undeadpool: Like I said, I'm just curious as to how they'll introduce ads to a show that has been traditionally video based. Will they just do mid-roll ads, like on a bunch of Youtube shows? Will they take time out to talk about their sponsors, in a weird Wayne's World scenario? I wouldn't mind seeing them pull a Rod Serling and talking about the smooth taste of Chesterfield Cigarettes.

edit: And considering their history of issues with Google Hangouts, what are the odds they do just dump the video portion of the show? If you didn't have to put on a shirt to do your job, wouldn't you take that opportunity the first time it presented itself?

Edited by Elvicerator

@cooljammer00: Anyone who's a non-subscriber that watches videos on Giant Bomb already sees ads before the video, right? I don't see why they would need to add advertising to the video portion of the show. My guess (which could be completely wrong) is that subscribers get the the video version of the show with no ads the way we've been getting it all this time. And non-subscribers get the video version of the show with advertising the way they've been getting it all this time. It should just be the audio part that's changing.

Posted by rekon

Is this gonna be how it is from now on? If so this show has lost all appeal for me.

Uh, wow. You really enjoyed watching Alex and Patrick that much?

Edited by Undeadpool

@cooljammer00: Your logic...is...INFALLIBLE!

I sense NEW premium content!

Posted by Nightriff

Anyone wish they had different feeds for the different premium stuff? I hate that I have to maintain my premium podcast feed considering all I'm interested in is the Wrestling and movies podcasts, yet I have to clear out all the podcasts that I don't care about (ad free Bomb and now ad free BitAM, Alt F1).

Considering I only want the podcasts that only happen (if we are lucky) once a month, they should have a better system set up for those that only want specific podcasts.

Posted by Nocturnal

Hear, hear! I totally agree with Alex's opinion on Destiny. It's not even worth playing...