By Trace 9 Comments
A few days ago, user Droop created a thread asking who the userbase would like to see on Giant Bomb's E3 Bombcasts. You spoke up. Secretly, I was listening. I also had Excel open.
This only leads to problems.
I went through the thread, tallying up all the names I could recognize, ignoring some abstract or unclear votes in the process. When I was done, I had a pretty clear picture of who the community wanted to hear from at E3.
It's extremely unlikely that this will factor into who Giant Bomb actually invites in any way or form, nor do I expect it to have any influence. The point is to show off which industry folk you, as the community, would like to hear from the most next week. It's who you love...in a mostly platonic manner.
Enough rambling. Here's the breakdown.
The Top Requests
1. Justin McElroy
Justin's tale of a misguided and spoiler-heavy pitch for a Sherlock Holmes game was perhaps the funniest part of last year's E3 Bombcasts. Combined with his role on My Brother My Brother and Me, a podcast that rivals the Bombcast in comedic quality, it's clear his humor resonates in the hearts and minds of the Giant Bomb community.
Also, if you haven't heard MBMBaM before, go check it out. F'serious, it's a great podcast.
2 (Tie). Adam Sessler
Numerous users have clamored for Adam to ditch X-Play and G4 and run straight into the loving arms of Giant Bomb, but his recent interest in E3 Mysteries makes him an irresistible choice.
I also saw him really drunk at PAX Prime 2011, but that's not important.
2 (Tie). John Vignocchi
Johnny V's star appears to be falling a little bit, but the userbase still loves him! Johnny's antics, most especially with Adam Boyes, have been regularly enjoyed by the staff and users alike. He's good at making a fool of himself and burning down tuxedo factories nationwide.
4. Brad Muir
5. David Jaffe
Opinions. David Jaffe has them. It also didn't hurt that he followed a somewhat polarizing pair of guests last year in e and Stepto, but users love his willingness to knock the PR bullshit aside and get straight to the point.
6. Rich Gallup
He used to work for Curt Schilling. Now Rich Gallup needs work. Most of us would love it if he decided to work at Giant Bomb.
Just admit it, we want Button Mashing back. It'll never happen.
7. Paul Barnett
8 (Tie). Geoff Keighley
Geoff Keighley runs a tight, high-quality ship at GameTrailers and on Spike. It'd be rather interesting to see him speak a little less professionally on a Bombcast.
8 (Tie). Leigh Alexander
Some people just want to watch the world burn.
Tied for Tenth
Johnny V cohort Adam Boyes, Jeff Green (Dad I'm gay), financial analyst extraordinaire Michael Pachter, horse stabber Peter Molyneux, and Tim Freaking Schafer round out a lengthier top ten with a handful of requests each.
Lesser Loved Lads
All of the following people received a few requests, but either the community in large isn't quite as interested in them, has forgotten about them, or just doesn't think they'll actually show up for a Bombcast.
- Cliff Bleszinski, former CliffyB
- Griffin McElroy, MBMBaM cohort
- Ken Levine, Bioshock herder
- Matt Rorie, puppy lover and likely Golden Duder
- Gary Whitta, writes that thing
- Ice-T, mothafuckas
- Jim Sterling
- Mega64, awesome comedy troupe
- Will Smith, fresh prince
Because I feel like it, here's a sampling of a few of the people or things that only received one request. I'm sure we just forgot about them, because on its own, this would be a pretty awesome line-up. Sorry about that.
- a horse
- Andy McNamara
- Burnie Burns
- Carrie Gouskos
- Casey Hudson
- Cheap Ass Gamer dudes
- Dan Teasdale
- Dave "LangZone" Lang
- Erik Wolpaw
- Frank O'Connor
- Kevin "Captain Immy" Pereira
- Kotaku dudes
- Kudo Tsunoda
- Robert Bowling
- Scott "CEO of Earth" Sharkey
- Sean Coonce
- Shigeru Miyamoto
- Suda 51
- Tak Fujii
- Triple H