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Edited by MisterCrow

Like the content, especially on slow Monday mornings but man, not a fan of that name at all.

Edited by SomberOwl

Excited for this when I watch it later today! It's a good replacement for I Love Mondays. Although I still miss I Love Mondays.

Edited by GenghisJohn

You can totally listen to music when not in a car in SR4

Edited by RenMcKormack

@mistercrow: THE NAME IS PERFECT Morning Show Morning Zoo archetype. As long as its not naming convention of "Some Stuff with these Guys"

Edited by thatdutchguy

Hey, Kleptok and the Wolf at it again !

Posted by Herk

Wow, sorry. Didn't know using adblock was that bad.

There, it's off!

Edited by patrickklepek

@herk said:

Wow, sorry. Didn't know using adblock was that bad.

There, it's off!

It's actually okay if you're really careful about white-listing websites you frequent.

Posted by Aoi

So just throwing this out there for Alex. The huge difference between the launches of Final Fantasy XIV then and now is the previous game was an empty, rushed out, awful think that was pushed out the door a couple years before it was ready. It got the entire team fired, and a new crew was brought on board to fix it.

Now it's launching as a genuinely good game (well, good MMO, YMMV when it comes to that genre) but they appear to have underestimated the interest in it, because they're having massive congestion issues with the servers, something that's also pretty normal for the genre in general.

The generalized comment bugged me a bit, since they actually bothered to launch a good game this time, and it wasn't just another pile of rushed garbage.

Oh, and Shadow of the Eternals didn't even make 330k, much less 400, Alex :P

Posted by Herk

@patrickklepek: I'll do that!

Like Alex said, I've just been thinking about my own user experience so far. This was an eye-opener!

Posted by chocolaterhinovampire

Love this stuff

Posted by Portis

When you guys first said you were going to be doing this, I thought it was going to be lame as fuck. I only say that because I don't normally like podcasts that are Skyped (or Google...+'d?) The only other one I'll listen to is the Playerone podcast, which you had an epic guest spot on Patrick, loved those stories they told about you :P

But anyway, I wanted to say that I love Bombin' the A.M. As much as a joke as the name is (I like the name), it really does feel like a morning radio show. Alex, please do more morning zoo sound effects.

You guys rock!

Edited by Unilad

@patrickklepek.Patrick, dude, can you just come back to SF. Whilst I don't mind this new video push, you need the rest of the gang to bounce off. I'm not saying you're not entertaining on your own, but you were superb working with, and acting as a contrast to Jeff, Vinny, Brad who sometimes concentrate more on comedy than news/factual exchange. You also worked really well with Drew (Iceland etc).

ps. don't take this as criticism, because it sure isn't.

Much love.

Posted by SolongWrex

@herk said:

Wow, sorry. Didn't know using adblock was that bad.

There, it's off!

It's actually okay if you're really careful about white-listing websites you frequent.

That's what I used to do, but I've never really spared a thought for the middle ground between awful sites and my favorite sites, namely sites that I'll visit occasionally if they show up on Reddit or something. Your conversation made me realize that they, too, deserve a bit of ad money when I use their content, however infrequently.

So now I'm allowing ads by default and only blocking them on sites that are obviously shady. Probably not the smartest move, security-wise, but such is the price of the Internet.

Posted by jiggajoe14

@patrickklepek bring up your weapon wheel in SRIV and you can switch between the radio stations there when not in a car.

Posted by Athadam
@unilad said:

@patrickklepek

.Patrick, dude, can you just come back to SF. Whilst I don't mind this new video push, you need the rest of the gang to bounce off. I'm not saying you're not entertaining on your own, but you were superb working with, and acting as a contrast to Jeff, Vinny, Brad who sometimes concentrate more on comedy than news/factual exchange. You also worked really well with Drew (Iceland etc).

ps. don't take this as criticism, because it sure isn't.

Much love.

Rather than Patrick coming back to SF, a more realistic solution would be for the SF crew to make a "home" online live show that includes both Alex and Patrick. It should be in a format that is able to not only effectively convey the exchanges between the crew but to also let the audience know the staff in a more "personal" level - since they are at home and can do whatever they want.

Basically, I don't see why Jeff/Patrick are the only people who do Jar times.

Posted by MisterCrow

Why is Alex called "The Wolf"?

Posted by MeatSim

The morning just got bombed.

Edited by mrangryface

I didn't even know ad blocking was a problem. I never use blockers because I don't go to sites where ads are an actual problem. Maybe i'm just old enough to remember how bad it can actually be- and by comparison most modern websites are a light touch with ads. I'm also happy to pay a small membership to get an ad free version of a site.

Edited by BlackLagoon

I don't think the GTA issue has to do with PSN, rather it has to do with the PS3 getting hacked a while ago. Because while Sony did an astounding job putting the cat back in the bag, securing a console people said was now permanently blown open, there are still people out there who kept the old firmware and has been modifying it to work with PSN and newer games. It's these people who have access to the actual program files, and there's really nothing Sony can do about it without breaking compatibility with existing PS3s.

Edited by kiwi_whisker

I disagree with the idea that I must sit down, allow ads and be fine with that. We, the ad blocking consumer are applying market pressure by disabling these ads and the industry must respond with consumer satisfying services. Maybe we move to a model of the internet where subscripts, In-service-purchase and trial modes (like the app world) are used to solve the problem.

I get that you guys need money to survive - and largely this site has OK ads (I have a sub so I haven't seen them in ages). But "shut up and like our site with these ads" isn't going to fly in a free-market.

Edited by patrickklepek

@unilad said:

@patrickklepek

.Patrick, dude, can you just come back to SF. Whilst I don't mind this new video push, you need the rest of the gang to bounce off. I'm not saying you're not entertaining on your own, but you were superb working with, and acting as a contrast to Jeff, Vinny, Brad who sometimes concentrate more on comedy than news/factual exchange. You also worked really well with Drew (Iceland etc).

ps. don't take this as criticism, because it sure isn't.

Much love.

If there was a way to do it all, I would, man.

Edited by Ravenlight

Thanks for raising awareness for AdBlock's funding campaign!

Edited by CptBedlam

Really enjoying this show, guys.

As for the adblock topic, I don't feel guilty for having it on by default, sorry Alex. I do white-list sites I visit regularly, however, and I think that's the way to go. Without it, the internet as a whole is a fucking chore to browse.

That campaign is something else though... I would never support that.

Posted by Humanity

I have Adblock on by default. If that makes me scum then so be it. I like Giant Bomb and am a gold member - I also actually have AdBlock set to off for GiantBomb, not that it makes any difference. Mostly I hate ads on video content like YouTube pre-rolls which is why I leave it on.

Like both Patrick and Alex said, the ad system is completely broken. The sooner companies find a better way or come up with a completely new system the better. Maybe millions of people using free AdBlock software will start budging companies into a new ad revenue direction. I'm not using this as justification, it's just my opinion on the matter. People say if you don't support Xbox Live then don't pay for it, well if you don't support ads because the system is broken then don't watch them.

Edited by Video_Game_King

I never did get my Scoop sound :(.

Edited by ajroo

I love starting my week off with "Bombin' in the AM with Scoops and the Wolf".

This has become one of my fav shows in the entire universe. Thats saying a lot considering some of the great stuff coming out of the "Moons of Saturn Network."

Seriously though, Keep up the great work guys!

Edited by Swaboo

Cutting off Alex at the end was hilarious.

Edited by Oginam

@patrickklepek Really glad to hear someone talking about Sony's infrastructure and network stuff. That is such a giant question mark still that Sony has said zero about and has been years behind MS. Live is still the best unified, cross-game infrastructure out there and it took years to get it there. Sony isn't just going to imagine one out of thin air and they only have a little time to address that before launch (pretty sure they won't though). I'm sure it isn't as bad as the WiiU's, but I also didn't think the WiiU's network would be that bad either...

Edited by K9

Why should I allow ads to be blasted to my psyche when virtually every single content I read and watch about are products to be bought and sold in the first place? Must I fully give in to the apparatus that where I love and hate things simply because its what I have been told others love and hate? Must I condition myself to be purchasing a wide variety of goods and services when those exact goods and services sustain social control over me; making my life a life of toil and fear?

Nope, not happening. As long as adblock is there I'm never turning it off. If the two of you ever lose this current job hopefully you will be able to find a new profession that will allow you to hold a more nobler and dignified position on ads other than adblock = piracy.

Posted by Sydlanel

I mostly agree with your position about adblock... I usually have no issue with watching an ad a few times...
BUT it often happens that some websites bombard me with US based ads which don't even apply to me. Even then, whenever I find the ads respectable, I whitelist the website because I find it logical to do so, but in some places, particularly GameTrailers, where not only do they show a ~40 second ad for ANY video, but sometimes it will randomly reload the web just as the video starts, so you are forced to watch the ad twice!

I honestly never had an issue about it until lately too though, it seems that in the last few months the ADs are reaching some crazy invasive levels.

Anyhow, always good to hear you guys out. Have fun at PAX.

Posted by Draxyle

My feelings on ad-block; the more we block ads, the more our content and our advertising will cease to be separate entities, and the little guy will simply disappear. This is not a good thing.

The annoyances of pre-roll video ads and banner ads aren't worth destroying large sections of the internet to block.

Great show though, it's nice to have something to look forward to for early Monday morning.

Posted by Seikenfreak

Been enjoying FF14 a bunch! Have had the usual launch MMO issues but I hope Brad gives it a fair chance.

Edited by CaLe

I'm inured to things I like disappearing.

Edited by MooseyMcMan

In terms to open world crime game soundtracks, Saints Row IV has "What is Love."

By default, best open world crime game soundtrack. Not even a good song, it just makes me laugh.

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Posted by Deckard

I don't block ads because I am against content creators or I don't like paying for things. I block them because they're aggressive and distracting when trying to read articles. How is online journalism going to be taken as seriously as print if even decent long-form articles are accompanied by large, garish ads? If I like a site enough to go there every day, I most likely pay for it (Giant Bomb, Washington Post, etc.). If I can depend on sites having less obtrusive ads and more subscription models, I'll get rid of it.

P.S. On the flip-side, Adblock should have a little class. The crowd-funding thing is super gross.

Edited by RonGalaxy

The name of this feature is bad... In a bad way. And that's not what your beard looks like Patrick. Don't even think for a second that's what your beard looks like

Edited by Crembaw

The AdBlock crowdfunding is coming on a bit strong, and I agree it is foolhardy to dream of a world without ads. But if ads are how most websites make their money then maybe they should shift their revenue format.

I refuse to allow ads because they promote the hits-based revenue system which has in some part twisted the way we perceive content on the internet and the movement of information upwards. Companies don't have to cater to me, that's their right. But I also have the right to not participate in their vulgarity. I pay for the extra content on Giant Bomb because I believe in the web site. But IGN does not need my patronage to be successful - and if they do then that is a problem with their system, not my viewing habits.

Patrick I like you a lot, but honestly fuck you in this one case for trying to posit a 'correct' way to use AdBlock. A company has got to convince you to patronize it. Profit off viewership should not be a foregone conclusion. In the real world, that is through goods and services. But The Internet is not traditional goods and services and treating it as such is an exercise in futility. The idea that The System Is Broken but You Have to Participate is such an intellectual farce that it doesn't even bear addressing. If the system is broken, you make new systems or choose to participate in different ones -- just like Giant Bomb did. Sites without the ad model are popping up all the time with increasing rapidity and eventually, although definitely not soon, it will become far more difficult to sit on your high, precarious horse.

Obviously there's no winning here, though, because clearly everyone is too right to even consider other sides, myself included. So fuck you too, Alex.

Posted by faxon
Edited by Cold_Wolven

Alex's scolding of adblock made me uninstall mine.

Posted by thisiseric

Calling it piracy is a tad disingenuous. Piracy implies unauthorized use of exclusive rights which isn't relevant to parsing ad html. I don't agree to nor see EULAs requiring me to look at ads.

Edited by Batalskar

Hey BG crew, I am a paid subscriber. If u turned ads on, on my account (IE: I can see them! OMG!!!) would that generate more revenue for the site? If so, please do so at your earliest convenience.

Posted by RonGalaxy

Also, I don't get how that stuff with rock star is sonys fault. The game was available to preload, it doesn't matter how tightly locked that data was, it was physically capable of being loaded onto a hard drive; some ass hole with the know how will find a way to decode it. Maybe rock star shouldn't have allowed for preloading so early

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