Bored in Class - Giantbomb in Japan, Rich Gallup ftw

I'll admit it - I get a little giddy when Wednesday rolls around.  The Giantbomb Bombcast© gets released, and we all have something like 2 glorious hours of listening.  I've checked out other podcasts, and they just don't compare.

In other podcasts, you've got a few guys just talkin' about their topic, and they'll shoot the breeze a little.  But it's all boring, or the humor is waaaay flat, and you laugh - not funny haha, rather, funny boohoo.  And you want to turn that business off and get another.

So you've got the Bombcast:  four dudes that talk games...and stuff.  But it's not boring - it's hilarious.  Think Conan O'Brien, but without the random humor.  And now we've got these same guys walking around (read: let loose) in Tokyo, Japan.  And we get to hear their amazing stories as they experience the zaniness of Japanese culture and shopping.  What a cool opportunity to go to Japan with your gamer friends and just hang out for a week.  Just listening to the minutia that these guys go through (the weird soccer management game floor, the creepy doll shop, pwning and gettin' pwned at SFIV, etc.) is hilarious.  Now we're getting the Bombcast pretty much every day.  And that is Awesome.

So while these guys are out in the Land of the Rising Sun, Rich Gallup and some folks at 38 Studios release this video.  And it's Awesome.  It makes me think of the craziness that would happen back at that old website when these guys all worked together.  In fact, back in the beginning of Giantbomb, their videos were a little crazy.

Whatever happened to that?  Was it simply a bunch of crazy-nervous energy as GB was launching?  Was it simply to show off all the capabilities of a fully functional battlestation?  Hey, I'm all for the reviews and interviews on GB,  but every now and then I think it'd be nice to see some of that crazy content you know they're holding back.  Let's see some more Spicy Chipotle!  Let's see some more Luchadeer!  Let's see some crazy chase scenes!

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Posted by Pierce

I'll admit it - I get a little giddy when Wednesday rolls around.  The Giantbomb Bombcast© gets released, and we all have something like 2 glorious hours of listening.  I've checked out other podcasts, and they just don't compare.

In other podcasts, you've got a few guys just talkin' about their topic, and they'll shoot the breeze a little.  But it's all boring, or the humor is waaaay flat, and you laugh - not funny haha, rather, funny boohoo.  And you want to turn that business off and get another.

So you've got the Bombcast:  four dudes that talk games...and stuff.  But it's not boring - it's hilarious.  Think Conan O'Brien, but without the random humor.  And now we've got these same guys walking around (read: let loose) in Tokyo, Japan.  And we get to hear their amazing stories as they experience the zaniness of Japanese culture and shopping.  What a cool opportunity to go to Japan with your gamer friends and just hang out for a week.  Just listening to the minutia that these guys go through (the weird soccer management game floor, the creepy doll shop, pwning and gettin' pwned at SFIV, etc.) is hilarious.  Now we're getting the Bombcast pretty much every day.  And that is Awesome.

So while these guys are out in the Land of the Rising Sun, Rich Gallup and some folks at 38 Studios release this video.  And it's Awesome.  It makes me think of the craziness that would happen back at that old website when these guys all worked together.  In fact, back in the beginning of Giantbomb, their videos were a little crazy.

Whatever happened to that?  Was it simply a bunch of crazy-nervous energy as GB was launching?  Was it simply to show off all the capabilities of a fully functional battlestation?  Hey, I'm all for the reviews and interviews on GB,  but every now and then I think it'd be nice to see some of that crazy content you know they're holding back.  Let's see some more Spicy Chipotle!  Let's see some more Luchadeer!  Let's see some crazy chase scenes!

Posted by Coltonio7

Dude, I didn't know there was someone out there who shares my mind.

Posted by RenegadeSaint

The BombCast is the only podcast I listen to.  I just don't have time for anything else, and it's the best out there.