I really hope Giantbomb goes to TGS this year.

#1 Posted by trophyhunter (5800 posts) -

Actually I don't really care if they go to TGS but I do want them to go to Japan. 
The Bombcasts of the talking about the really crazy stuff they did are the best. 
Them talking about their arcade experiences and buying Japanese toilets, I still think are some of the best podcasting they ever did.

#2 Posted by N15PCA (52 posts) -

I don't think it's going to happen. 
#3 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -

thatd be fun i guess

#4 Posted by Drebin_893 (2918 posts) -

It will happen.

#5 Posted by RobotHamster (4172 posts) -

It better happen.

#6 Posted by Xtrememuffinman (958 posts) -

It'd be fun, but won't happen.

#7 Posted by Afroman269 (7387 posts) -

It would be nice but I doubt they will go unless they actually see anything of value from going to TGS.

#8 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19354 posts) -

Would be cool, but if anyone gets sent for TGS, it definitely won't be the entire crew.

#9 Posted by trophyhunter (5800 posts) -
@FluxWaveZ said:
" Would be cool, but if anyone gets sent for TGS, it definitely won't be the entire crew. "
well it's really all or nothing
#10 Posted by gakon (1952 posts) -

Their concern is whether or not the content they can produce is worth the investment, so when you say "I don't really care if they go to TGS but I do want them to go to Japan" that really removes most of the incentive for going in the first place.  From what I remember hearing on the bombcast, there aren't enough new games or new builds of games for it to be worth their while.  This is the same reason they don't go to Leipzig or CES.

#11 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19354 posts) -
@trophyhunter said:
" @FluxWaveZ said:
" Would be cool, but if anyone gets sent for TGS, it definitely won't be the entire crew. "
well it's really all or nothing "
How do you know?  If they want to cover the show, they could possibly send someone to shoot video and someone for interviews or stuff.  They don't always go everywhere together.
#12 Posted by trophyhunter (5800 posts) -

Geeze I don't know everyone here hated fun so much

#13 Posted by Fbomb (1168 posts) -
@trophyhunter said:
" Geeze I don't know everyone here hated fun so much "
Hate that sort of stuff passionately. Fun. It's just F-U hiding behind an N.
#14 Posted by Jadeskye (4367 posts) -

if i had the cash i would personally finance a GB trip to TGS.

#15 Posted by demontium (4709 posts) -
@N15PCA said:
"I don't think it's going to happen.  "

They probably can now. The ads will get them the funds (however I cannot see the ads, so then again maybe not). 
 
Its up to them, but if its a budget iddue (which I bet it is) then they should start up another line of merch.
#16 Posted by Green_Incarnate (1789 posts) -

Did they go last year, the year before? Someone remind me.

#17 Posted by trophyhunter (5800 posts) -
@Green_Incarnate said:
" Did they go last year, the year before? Someone remind me. "
last no
year before yes
#18 Posted by Aaox (1657 posts) -

I remember the last coverage they did being awesome. I want to see some more of that. But for actual video game news, TGS seems kind of weak, I guess. There's not really any merits to going, and it does cost some significant cash. I guess the pros don't really outweigh the cons.

#19 Edited by trophyhunter (5800 posts) -
@Aaox said:

" I remember the last coverage they did being awesome. I want to see some more of that. But for actual video game news, TGS seems kind of weak, I guess. There's not really any merits to going, and it does cost some significant cash. I guess the pros don't really outweigh the cons. "

Well that's why they have ads now
#20 Posted by RandomInternetUser (6789 posts) -

I would love for them to go to TGS.

#21 Posted by Marz (5655 posts) -

Too expensive to fly the whole crew and camera crew there.    They would have to send one giantbomb guy, camera guy and producer(drew)

#22 Posted by Bribo (605 posts) -

If they want the scoop on the Nintendo Fingermabob, they pretyy much have to.
#23 Posted by trophyhunter (5800 posts) -
@Marz said:
" Too expensive to fly the whole crew and camera crew there.    They would have to send one giantbomb guy, camera guy and producer(drew) "
there would be no point in sending just one guy
#24 Posted by alternate (2711 posts) -

Last year means they will never go to TGS again - unless they totally change the dates to space it from E3.  Very little new content last year and GB managed to post almost as much content at home as the sites who had an actual presence in Japan.
 
Sure the podcasts and videos would be fun for us but I doubt it is much fun for the people flying all that way - a holiday it ain't.

#25 Posted by jkz (4032 posts) -

Might be a tad expensive. But seeing Vinny in Japan would be...well, beyond words.

#26 Edited by alternate (2711 posts) -
@demontium said:

" @N15PCA said:

"I don't think it's going to happen.  "
They probably can now. The ads will get them the funds (however I cannot see the ads, so then again maybe not).  Its up to them, but if its a budget iddue (which I bet it is) then they should start up another line of merch. "
Increased and new revenue stream mean they get to continue with the budget they have, not increase it.  Funds have all been going one way for 2 years and while the investors will all be in it for the long haul the medium term goal will just be to cover their own costs.
 
Actually I suspect the choice was to spend the travel budget going to TGS or send the whole crew to PAX and have a panel.
#27 Posted by LiquidS (971 posts) -

Vinny being the top camera guy + Ryan being arguably the best on camera. 
Production can occur back in the US. 
$3,000-$6,000 for the trip and expenses, so unless it made sense financialy then there would be no point or like the trip to Liverpool last year they get a developer to pay for everything. 
Im also a fun hater.
#28 Edited by trophyhunter (5800 posts) -
God I'm disgusted with you people. 
You've all lost your sense of fun, your not the ones paying for it geeze.
Everyone take the stick out of your asses and search the hole for where the magic went.
#29 Posted by gakon (1952 posts) -
@alternate said:
" @demontium said:

" @N15PCA said:

"I don't think it's going to happen.  "
They probably can now. The ads will get them the funds (however I cannot see the ads, so then again maybe not).  Its up to them, but if its a budget iddue (which I bet it is) then they should start up another line of merch. "
Increased and new revenue stream mean they get to continue with the budget they have, not increase it.  Funds have all been going one way for 2 years and while the investors will all be in it for the long haul the medium term goal will just be to cover their own costs.  Actually I suspect the choice was to spend the travel budget going to TGS or send the whole crew to PAX and have a panel. "
Nah, they went to PAX and TGS in 2008, and getting to Seattle costs way less than getting to Tokyo.
#30 Posted by MikkaQ (10294 posts) -

As fun as the podcasts were, the actual TGS show is pretty useless to visit, none of them understand anything being said, and some other news source is going to translate any significant announcements within a couple hours, so there's really not a lot of reasons to go, as far as I can see. 

#31 Posted by Aaox (1657 posts) -
@trophyhunter said:
" @Aaox said:

" I remember the last coverage they did being awesome. I want to see some more of that. But for actual video game news, TGS seems kind of weak, I guess. There's not really any merits to going, and it does cost some significant cash. I guess the pros don't really outweigh the cons. "

Well that's why they have ads now "
You make a good point, sir.
#32 Posted by CoolDrMoney (1978 posts) -

They aren't going back to Japan after that Arab guy assaulted them in 2008

#33 Posted by alternate (2711 posts) -
@CoolDrMoney said:
" They aren't going back to Japan after that Arab guy assaulted them in 2008 "
?  don't remember that, was it on the podcast?
#34 Posted by demontium (4709 posts) -
@alternate said:
" @demontium said:

" @N15PCA said:

"I don't think it's going to happen.  "
They probably can now. The ads will get them the funds (however I cannot see the ads, so then again maybe not).  Its up to them, but if its a budget iddue (which I bet it is) then they should start up another line of merch. "
Increased and new revenue stream mean they get to continue with the budget they have, not increase it.  Funds have all been going one way for 2 years and while the investors will all be in it for the long haul the medium term goal will just be to cover their own costs.  Actually I suspect the choice was to spend the travel budget going to TGS or send the whole crew to PAX and have a panel. "
Yeah. Guess it was kinda of PAX or TGS; who knows, I don't really know much about GB's financial status, but I am sure its stable with what little advertising they get.

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