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Posted by CornRPeople2

You could call this a pilot episode... YAY BAMSAW!

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Posted by HammondofTexas

This is probably the best and most informative Bombin' the A.M. so far. Rami's perspective on things is completely different than the typical wackadoo game devs we typically get to hear from on this site. Don't get me wrong though, love me some wackadoos!

Posted by patrickklepek
Posted by gaftra

Great episode, Rami is super interesting to hear from. His stuff at the GDC was fascinating and this is just as good.

Posted by JJOR64

Is there audio sync issues or is it just me?

Posted by HammondofTexas

@jjor64 said:

Is there audio sync issues or is it just me?

The Google Hangout was super laggy, Rami being in the Netherlands, and when the call lags it defaults back to audio to keep the call alive

Posted by Jertornas

Happened to me to JJOR64 at about 10-15 seconds in it stopped playing for about 10 seconds and then it was out of sync. I had to hit pause and play again to get it back in in sync.

Posted by BisonHero

@patrickklepek said:

Credit to Sebastiaan ter Burg for taking this photo of Rami Ismail.

Man, when is that photo from? Because having watched the GB GDC livestream, and then having talked to Rami in person at PAX East, his hair and beard sure look different compared to the photo!

Posted by Flavbot

Rami really took over this episode. I mean it as a good thing. He's becoming one of my favorite developers, what a well spoken and passionate guy.

Posted by Anwar

Is that the dude who pretty much told Paul Barnett in a very polite manner how not to screw over the consumer during the GDC livestream on GB? I'll probably watch this then.

Edited by Chop

Rami came from nowhere (from my perspective) and has quickly become one of my favorite people to listen to. Dude is great.

Posted by ILikePopCans

Man I did not like this. This relates to my main problem with guests (mainly game developers) is that they turn the show into a live dumptruck. I don't mind interviews, but BitAM's are short bombcast to me, not interviews so it is very disappointing to me when guests are the focus of the show. It would be cool if you do maybe a BitAM and a interview focus video also, but that of course is unrealistic.

Posted by ZironZ

I don't mind the interview approach when they have guests. It's not like they have much news to talk about on these Monday shows.

Posted by Thiago123

@anwar said:

Is that the dude who pretty much told Paul Barnett in a very polite manner how not to screw over the consumer during the GDC livestream on GB? I'll probably watch this then.

Yes, and yes. Rami seems to be quickly rising as a leader in the 'indie' scene for his support of the community and intelligent/articulate commentary on the state of development/publishing. (I seem to like /s). Not that I am a developer, but I tend to stop and listen when he's talking. It also helps that vlambeer puts out great games.

@chop said:

Rami came from nowhere (from my perspective) and has quickly become one of my favorite people to listen to. Dude is great.

He has been on joystiq podcasts at events like GDC and Gamescom for quite sometime, glad that Giant Bomb is getting some time with him as well.

Posted by AMyggen

@ilikepopcans: I feel the opposite, especially when these interview Bombin' videos only happen about once a month. It's a good way to shake things up imo.

Edited by BigD145

It's hard to get a personal view on a game with 100 people working on it.

*sigh* You Apple people and your lack of mp3 players with FM tuners which have been out for over a decade. Seriously, Apple is way behind the times.

Edited by Nomin

Heil Rami!

Posted by magicwalnuts

Wow, I could listen to this guy forever. Super interesting stuff he was talking about.

Posted by MariachiMacabre

Guys like Rami are why I love the indie scene so much. I love being personally and emotionally invested in a game. I really like rooting for these smaller companies making great, original games.

Edited by ripelivejam

bought his goddamn game three times so far.

Posted by Mysterysheep

It's funny, I live in Ireland and had no idea there was an indie game development scene there, let alone an event on in Dublin with Rami at it. Rami is definitely being proactive with his indie support when, as a person from the Netherlands, knows more about the scene in my country than I even do.

I gotta get up on my knowledge.

Posted by Hassun

http://didramigetrandomchecked.com/

Let it be known that the wallpaper in the room looks fantastic, @vlambeer's mom.

Posted by Deltan

Happened to me to JJOR64 at about 10-15 seconds in it stopped playing for about 10 seconds and then it was out of sync. I had to hit pause and play again to get it back in in sync.

Same issue.

Listening to it nevertheless, fantastic stuff. :)

Edited by rmanthorp

Sweet wallpaper!

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Posted by fustacluck

Just to add to the chorus of plaudits, this is probably my favourite in what has been a very good series of videos/podcasts. Every time I've heard Rami speak on video games, it's been some of the most interesting and eloquent discourse out there, so any more of the same would be extremely welcome.

Posted by TurboMan

This was a really good episode. Good job.

Posted by AMyggen

The iOS/Android stuff was really interesting.

Posted by Vrikk

Just look at those desktop icons on that man's laptop. Have you no shame?!

Posted by Flavbot

@rmanthorp: It's indeed very elegant. Anyone know where I can buy it?

Posted by BeachThunder
Posted by Luck702

Great wallpaper Mrs. Ismail

Posted by spilledmilkfactory

Egyptian Call of Duty sounds way fucking cooler

Posted by ArbitraryWater

Super interesting discussion in this one. Rami seems like a really smart dude.

Edited by Seikenfreak

@ilikepopcans said:

Man I did not like this. This relates to my main problem with guests (mainly game developers) is that they turn the show into a live dumptruck. I don't mind interviews, but BitAM's are short bombcast to me, not interviews so it is very disappointing to me when guests are the focus of the show. It would be cool if you do maybe a BitAM and a interview focus video also, but that of course is unrealistic.

Have to sort of agree with this. I don't mind guests but what I like about it is them having an extra person on the show and giving their input on the usual format.

  1. The guest is on, they briefly talk about something directly related to that person.
  2. They move on to what they've been playing which includes the guest. I find it interesting to hear what games a developer finds interesting and why.
  3. Then move on to news or other current events and get the guest's input on those subjects
  4. Viewer questions. Either specifically for the guest or other random questions with the guest's input.
  5. And then they give the guest a chance to plug their stuff alongside the other usual closing comments.

I look at the show as a video form Bombcast with Patrick and Alex. This felt a little too Dumptruck-y. I'd be fine with a separate video for that.

....Or make Bombin' in the A.M. a 2 hour show because I can't get enough GB content in general.

Keep up the good work!

Edited by AssInAss

@seikenfreak said:

@ilikepopcans said:

Man I did not like this. This relates to my main problem with guests (mainly game developers) is that they turn the show into a live dumptruck. I don't mind interviews, but BitAM's are short bombcast to me, not interviews so it is very disappointing to me when guests are the focus of the show. It would be cool if you do maybe a BitAM and a interview focus video also, but that of course is unrealistic.

Have to sort of agree with this. I don't mind guests but what I like about it is them having an extra person on the show and giving their input on the usual format.

  1. The guest is on, they briefly talk about something directly related to that person.
  2. They move on to what they've been playing which includes the guest. I find it interesting to hear what games a developer finds interesting and why.
  3. Then move on to news or other current events and get the guest's input on those subjects
  4. Viewer questions. Either specifically for the guest or other random questions with the guest's input.
  5. And then they give the guest a chance to plug their stuff alongside the other usual closing comments.

I look at the show as a video form Bombcast with Patrick and Alex. This felt a little too Dumptruck-y. I'd be fine with a separate video for that.

....Or make Bombin' in the A.M. a 2 hour show because I can't get enough GB content in general.

Keep up the good work!

I can see this being more for a Dumptruck, but this was kind of a slow news day and I really liked hearing about gaming in South Africa and Turkey, so I didn't mind it so much. Also, I got to hear my username out loud, so I'm biased XD

Also, I spotted him here in UK at the EGX Rezzed. He's a cool person to follow.

Posted by CitizenJP

Rami is such a wise sage.

Posted by ChrisTaran

It's western focused, because we are westerners.

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Posted by ThomasCro

MAN! That wallpaper is perfect!!

Edited by Fushichou187

Great way to kick off the week. Love me some Scoops & The Wolf and .5 Vlambeer makes it even better. Very happy he and JW have avoided aforementioned cardboard box death thus far. They make amazing games.

Posted by wavioli

@mysterysheep: it was more of a developer event, and Rami only showed up cos we asked him over! Awesome of him to come though, and on really short notice (he read the email on friday, and was ona flight saturday morning) there are a few indies around ireland, im one fifth of bitsmith- bithsmithgames.com, other notables are batcat games, lopoly, snozbot, pewter games, six minute, digit, exgamer studios, haunted planet. Theres probably loads more that im forgetting. Tis a really new industry here so theres not too many games out yet, but that will change soon!

Posted by Hadoken

Great show, this guy is genuinely interesting.

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@anwar said:

Is that the dude who pretty much told Paul Barnett in a very polite manner how not to screw over the consumer during the GDC livestream on GB? I'll probably watch this then.

The same. More diplomatic than Jonathan Blow's feedback for E from Microsoft, but still very spot on.

Posted by Chango

Really, really enjoyed this episode. Rami is always a great pleasure to listen to.

Edited by eazeapeazea

I think it's OK for a show to change its format once in awhile. It keeps the show from becoming stale and predictable like so many other video/radio shows.

Edited by ptys

When did gaming get so serious? Sometimes I feel people use them as a soapbox for their own personal agenda on impressionable youth, I'm still just interested in Mario and Zelda myself.

Posted by Jimbo7676

@ptys: Those games you like still exist. Just because people are creating things that are more serious or have a message does not mean Mario and Zelda are going away. Games are just getting bigger and maturing as a medium. It is a good thing and will only lead to more games. Jeff put it very succinctly in the talk he did at NYU which is worth a watch.

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