State of the Game and GiantBomb

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#1 Posted by VikingKong (7 posts) -

So if anyone else has listened to the SotG with Brad at Pax East, it's all but announced that SotG is going to be under contract with GiantBomb. You can listen to the podcast here: http://s3.majorleaguegaming.com.s3.amazonaws.com/files/sotg/SotGEPPAX12.mp3

I'm pretty excited about this! SotG is great, but has kinda lost it's footing after being picked up and then dropped by MLG. It also seems like a really neat way to tie SC2 and Giantbomb, especially given how much Brad loves the game.

#2 Posted by StarvingGamer (7918 posts) -

Oh wow, really?

GiantBomb is the new eSports!?

WTFUUUUUUUUUUUUU (I thought it was randomly weird when I saw JP sitting in the audience for the PAX panel and that Brad was going to be on SotG)

#3 Posted by VikingKong (7 posts) -

Yeah, JP talked about how they're going under contract and they can't quite announce it yet, but that Brad was there for a reason. Also he signed his post on TeamLiquid with GLHB. It's not totally announced, but it's looking very very likely.

You should listen to it yourself. It's a pretty short podcast this time, and quite interesting. Really good Q&A session too.

#4 Posted by Ravenlight (8040 posts) -

Madness. Not bad for a first post.

#5 Posted by StarvingGamer (7918 posts) -

@VikingKong: Yeah, SotG is one of the few podcasts I listen to with any regularity. I've been going crazy for the past few weeks checking their site over and over waiting for a new episode to go up. Hopefully this means they will get back to something approximating a consistent schedule?

#6 Posted by Pazy (2560 posts) -

Ive been waiting for this for a while. Im a casual fan of State of the Game, I tend to watch a lot more Starcraft 2 than I play, but the idea of Brad being there makes it so exciting! I just wish they had a video already, but I cant wait for it!

#7 Posted by EthanML (451 posts) -

My two internet lives crossing over....my brain cannot handle this right now.

#8 Posted by YI_Orange (1124 posts) -

They didn't say they were coming under Giant Bomb. It's probably more like CBSI.

#9 Posted by owack6 (213 posts) -

Not really sure what this means for GB or STOG, are we going to see an STOG at the bottom of the site, is brad gonna be on the podcast?

#10 Posted by Panpipe (472 posts) -

@EthanML: DUDE. I KNOW.

The Eff. I must listen to this podcast immediately.

#11 Edited by Hennet_sim (339 posts) -

More e-sports on the site is always a good thing :D

* Edit I did not listen to this at them time but there is not really that much to go off of though I would still hope its E-sport coverage on the site.

#12 Posted by Zero_ (1973 posts) -

... wait, what?

#13 Posted by alternate (2679 posts) -

Likely just hosting them, maybe letting them use the studio. 8-4 are apparently not being hosted by 1up any more. CBSi super-podcast hub?

#14 Posted by Panpipe (472 posts) -

Aren't they all on webcams though? What's the point of hosting at CBSi?

#15 Posted by Drebin_893 (2894 posts) -

CBSi seems more likely than Giant Bomb.

#16 Edited by EthanML (451 posts) -

@Panpipe: Given the drop in the production quality of the show since JP stopped using the MLG studio, it seems it actually does make a pretty big difference having all that proper equipment etc for hosting.

#17 Posted by MentalDisruption (1618 posts) -

Holy shit. It's like my two favorite internet worlds are colliding.

#18 Posted by GunslingerPanda (4606 posts) -

Is InControl still on there every week?

I'll start watching again when either they drop him, or he actually wins a match.

#19 Posted by FLStyle (4532 posts) -

@Drebin_893 said:

CBSi seems more likely than Giant Bomb.

Especially now that Slasher freelances for GameSpot.

#20 Posted by Mijati (877 posts) -

You know, when Brad announced he was on SOTG and JP mentioned that it won't be indy any more CBSi came straight to my head. Glad that my intuition appeared to be right!

#21 Posted by mrbunglesc2 (4 posts) -

is anyone interested in another gb forum tournament? due to work i never got to play in any of the previous ones. i do not have any experience organizing a tourney but I have nearly unlimited free time so if anyone else would with more experience would like to take the initiative i will gladly do as much as I can to help

#22 Posted by EthanML (451 posts) -

@mrbunglesc2: Thule (the guy who always organised them) did another one on both NA and EU not too long ago and I think it was reasonably successful so hopefully we can do another soon, I know I'm always up for them.

#23 Posted by Hennet_sim (339 posts) -

@mrbunglesc2: The last one we did had some people if there is interest in it I am sure we can start a new one

#24 Posted by endless_void (706 posts) -

I don't come to GB as much as I used to so if true then this is fuckin awesome.

#25 Posted by raiz265 (2232 posts) -

ill jizz all over my pants if this is true

#26 Posted by Jeffsekai (7025 posts) -

We #esportsnow?

#27 Edited by Ben_H (3294 posts) -
@alternate said:

Likely just hosting them, maybe letting them use the studio. 8-4 are apparently not being hosted by 1up any more. CBSi super-podcast hub?

This isn't really possible given one host lives in Korea, one lives in Arizona, JP switches between Texas and New York, Tyler lives in Texas (soon to be Oakland because of his wife), and Day9 lives in LA. 
 
I figured this when I saw Brad was gonna be on SOTG.  Brad and JP seem to go back a bit, JP did arrange the showmatch on the first TNT for SC2 between Huk and Machine.
 
Also, I left a post on the TL SOTG thread with info about what's happened here with the purchase and whatnot since apparently a lot of people were out of the loop and/or were basing things off speculation rather than info. There were concerns that the show would be censored and whatnot.  I saw a few other familiar GB names post in there too.
 

@Jeffsekai

 said: 

We #esportsnow?

You mean #ESPORTSnow? 
 
Edit: I TOTALLY forgot. When I watched the pre-PAX panel video I saw JP sitting behind Dave in the staff/friends section.
#28 Posted by csl316 (7977 posts) -

I was too lazy to post this earlier, but it was neat.

Pretty sure I saw JP sitting in the GB panel's audience, as well.

#29 Posted by NickL (2246 posts) -

@StarvingGamer said:

Oh wow, really?

GiantBomb is the new eSports!?

WTFUUUUUUUUUUUUU (I thought it was randomly weird when I saw JP sitting in the audience for the PAX panel and that Brad was going to be on SotG)

Honestly JP being at the GB panel and brad being on the SOTG panel wouldn't be that weird even if this wasn't happening.

Brad and JP seem to be pretty good friends and they have played SC2 together on JP's stream several times.

#30 Posted by Ketchupp (672 posts) -

@GunslingerPanda said:

Is InControl still on there every week?

I'll start watching again when either they drop him, or he actually wins a match.

Amen.

#31 Edited by Ben_H (3294 posts) -
@Ketchupp said:

@GunslingerPanda said:

Is InControl still on there every week?

I'll start watching again when either they drop him, or he actually wins a match.

Amen.

He quit for about a month and the show turned for the worse so they got him back. Whether you like it or not, the show doesn't work without him. He's the person who provokes responses because two of the hosts are really quiet and he's the one who can get good responses out of them. I personally used to hate him but now I actually like him a lot, his stream is probably one of the better ones to learn Protoss on because he knows how to explain everything better than most players because of how long he has done coaching.
#32 Posted by NaDannMaGoGo (338 posts) -

Yeh I'd like to see InControl fuck off too. Overall he's just a jerk. Everything offensive or stupid he ever does is supposed to be "funny" meanwhile you say one bad thing about him - he can't take it. His replies in the SotG Thread on TeamLiquid are pathetic to no end, especially his constant "Pay us money you bitches or stop bringing up any valid issues about the show. It's free, we get nothing for it blabala"

That's especially stupid considering that all InControl really got is some questionable internet fame from that show. Without it he wouldn't be able to take remotely as much money for coaching and his stream would generate less money too.

But it's not just that, he also isn't an especially good player. Not just that but his replies are mostly just really stupid and he seems to pander to the young teenage audience by constantly bashing Blizzard and the game about everything. The discussion when some of the new HotS units and changes got announced, just so bad. He just called everything stupid - period. Shitty reasons and whenever he "argued" with Artosis he'd insult him instead of actually arguing.

Sure, he does have his funny moments too and sometimes he does offer an interesting standpoint. But mostly not. And the reason he "keeps the shows pace" sometimes is mostly because JP just isn't exactly the best host at times and more often then not the show needs more variety of top players offering their ideas.

Either way, I hope this change will finally mean we can get decent audio quality on that show for a change. If that's the case I might finally listen to it once again.

#33 Edited by ManMadeGod (1552 posts) -

@StarvingGamer said:

@VikingKong: Yeah, SotG is one of the few podcasts I listen to with any regularity. I've been going crazy for the past few weeks checking their site over and over waiting for a new episode to go up. Hopefully this means they will get back to something approximating a consistent schedule?

At the panel they said that their new contract obligates them to create 3 episodes per month.

#34 Posted by Grimluck343 (1146 posts) -

But JP currently works for MLG, right? Would he work for both CBSi and MLG? I doubt they would really use the studio space since all of the hosts are so spread out across the country (and the world in the case of Artosis), so what would be the benefits to signing with CBSi? Money?

#35 Posted by Winternet (8002 posts) -

JP, I believe, is a fan of the duders just like us so that's why he went to the panel. But, if this is true . . wait, I don't even know what that means.

#36 Edited by Ben_H (3294 posts) -
@Grimluck343 said:

But JP currently works for MLG, right? Would he work for both CBSi and MLG? I doubt they would really use the studio space since all of the hosts are so spread out across the country (and the world in the case of Artosis), so what would be the benefits to signing with CBSi? Money?

I don't see an issue with the conflict of JP working for two different companies at once. Artosis casts for both GSL and MLG, who had a deal fall through (hence why GSL partners with IPL now). 
 
I imagine JP would sign with CBSi just so he can better fund the show, provide better mics for the hosts, better streaming capabilities (maybe CBS can pay to get Tyler and Artosis more stable internet so they don't have as many hiccups). Plus, there's the old adage of if you can find a way to get paid doing something you love, then do it and that's reason enough for JP to do it. Just look at what Day9 does with his show.
#37 Posted by Dtat (1623 posts) -

Is this for real?! Will we at some point see Day 9 on the Giant Bombcast? O_O mother of god. This is fantastic

#38 Posted by Ben_H (3294 posts) -
@Dtat said:

Is this for real?! Will we at some point see Day 9 on the Giant Bombcast? O_O mother of god. This is fantastic

It isn't confirmed but 90% is likely to be the case. JP said Brad was on the PAX SOTG for a reason and in the same episode confirmed that they are now no longer indy.
#39 Posted by Winternet (8002 posts) -

NASL season 3 is being shown on Gamespot, so SotG will go there as well?

#40 Edited by Spectreman (232 posts) -

I think it´s Gamespot the new host to the show.

Incontrol is good for discussion. Help to brake the sometimes too much polite way of other starcraft people.

And I don´t know if he is going to continue to be a pro player. Maybe he had reach a wall and the overall level of other player is too much above.

#41 Posted by MacEG (253 posts) -

@Dtat said:

Is this for real?! Will we at some point see Day 9 on the Giant Bombcast? O_O mother of god. This is fantastic

Jeff (from Giantbomb, not SoTG) would eat Day9 alive. It would be the greatest podcast in the WORLD.

State of the Bombcast. WHATUP

#42 Posted by StepwiseDuchess (79 posts) -

This is going to be great. I hope that JP will occasionally appear at the GB offices and utilize dat green room for SotG.

#43 Posted by FLStyle (4532 posts) -

"CBS Interactive has struck exclusive partnerships with several eSports organizations (MLG, TwitchTV, NASL?), more: http://bit.ly/J3Z0zG"

Apparently MLG is making a formal announcement tomorrow, this is much bigger than we realised apparently.

#44 Posted by Wunder_ (1167 posts) -

@FLStyle: new eSports focused site would be my guess, but who knows. Seems too big for Giant bomb/Gamespot to handle, especially with Twitch signing on o_o;

#45 Posted by Winternet (8002 posts) -

@FLStyle said:

"CBS Interactive has struck exclusive partnerships with several eSports organizations (MLG, TwitchTV, NASL?), more: http://bit.ly/J3Z0zG"

Apparently MLG is making a formal announcement tomorrow, this is much bigger than we realised apparently.

This can turn to be interesting.

#46 Edited by FLStyle (4532 posts) -

@Wunder_: I think you're onto something there. I suspect GB and GS are going to have nothing to do with it, GB is busy just trying to buy equipment to get back up to full speed and I think the GS website doesn't really have the infrastructure and isn't in a state where they can just change it so much so quickly.

#47 Posted by captain_clayman (3318 posts) -

interesting. too bad i'm not interested in starcraft at all (never played it). maybe i'll give it a shot one of these days. probably won't tickle my fantasy.

#48 Posted by TheSouthernDandy (3760 posts) -

@NaDannMaGoGo: Granted I haven't seen the complaints but judging by how the interenet usually behaves he probably has a point. I like him, he makes that show way more entertaining and while i get people not liking him, you can't deny he pushes hard to advance the SC2 scene. When he left the show suffered for it. He's great at keeping discussions going and asking good questions.

This is great news though I hope SotG is hooking up with Giant Bomb.

#49 Posted by jakob187 (21640 posts) -

Giant Bomb: slowing completely their mission of global domination.

I'm not going to lie: just the notion of Giant Bomb actually ACHIEVING world domination at this rate gives me a big fat stiffy.

This is really cool "news" though.

#50 Posted by Simio (60 posts) -

Sundance DiGiovanni (MLG CEO) just tweeted this:

"Look for details of our CBSi / gamespot deal tomorrow morning. - this is the beginning of the next chapter of something big."

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