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#1  Edited By Fitzgerald

Not sure if giant bomb is taking "feedback" from subscribers but here we go...

I subscribe to the bombcast on the podcast app on my iPhone. I know I can download the ad-free version somehow manually but it's easier to just do it the automatic, ad-sponsored way. Besides, the ads are usually funny!

That said, I don't like the redbox ad. Reason? There's no special deal in the call to action. No "bomb" code or whatever that gives me 10% off my next whatever. What's the point?

Can you guys drop the Redbox ad for something else?

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The point is that they get paid. That is the actual purpose of having ads. You can't expect every single one to give you a special deal.

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At least its better then Draft King add's

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I'm only pissed that canada had redboxes for a while and the they closed shop!

Never used it anyways, I just use my library when I need my renting fix!

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@fitzgerald: Depending on what app you use for your podcasts, you just have to copy the premium URL (and login) and you're good to go like you were using the regular ad supported feed.

As for the ad, an ad is an ad. Doesn't matter if it's got a promo code or not, it does what it needs to. At worst, all you have to do is skip 30 seconds and you're back to the podcast.

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#7  Edited By Ericjasonwade

There was an episode a couple months back about them talking about ripping off Redbox (they weren't condoning it) and now they have ads for them. Just kinda funny.

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I actually feel better knowing that I don't have to actually do anything and gb got paid for the ads time and not some stupid code.

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Better than shilling for corrupt as fuck gambling sites.

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#11  Edited By mike

They just can't win. Offer a Premium ad-free experience, nope, too difficult to bother with. People complain about Draft Kings, so now we have a Redbox ad and people are complaining about that, too.

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you get a video game relevant ad and you bitch?

Really?

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#13  Edited By mikemcn

You're out of touch, i'll take codeless redbox ads over legal-loophole-gambling anyday. It's a relevant service, why should there be a bonus code?

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#14  Edited By Ericjasonwade

Does anyone use gamefly?

They should give us a discount on that!

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I'm now wondering if this is an expertly worded piece of sarcasm.

I sure do hope so.

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@soulcake: I've never understood the issue that ye have with gambling web sites (I'm assuming you're from the US, apologies if I'm wrong). What's the problem with them?

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You have a premium account and this is still a problem? You HAVE THE POWER to not hear the ad but you still chose to listen to that version of the show? The time you took to write this post could've been spent on setting up the premium feed on your device. Incredible.

@paulmako said:

I'm now wondering if this is an expertly worded piece of sarcasm.

I sure do hope so.

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@mike said:

They just can't win. Offer a Premium ad-free experience, nope, too difficult to bother with. People complain about Draft Kings, so now we have a Redbox ad and people are complaining about that, too.

I live in Europe, I'm going to go start a tread that none of the ads are useful to me because of my geographical location. I DON'T EVEN HAVE REDBOX HERE!!

@fitzgerald - I've said this before on other threads complaining about ads - the bombcast and beastcast sell ad space via Midroll. Midroll sell that space to whoever wants to buy it, giving options like pre-roll, mid-roll and post-roll, how long the campaign will last, etc, etc. If you've a problem with there being Redbox ads or Draft King ads go complain to Midroll.

Also you can ad premium feeds to podcast players to get the premium ad free versions of a podcast automatically, it takes mere seconds to set up.

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You must have missed the beastcast where they said to go up to the Redbox and shout offercode "BEASTCAST" at it.

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You're allowed to complain about this, but you 100% shouldnt have and it made you look bad by doing so. Not trying to be mean, just a heads up for next time.

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Yes, I stood at a redbox shouting beastcast at it. The voice detection thing is kinda broken, but eventually it worked.

Walked out with this sweet copy oh Halo The 5: The Battle for Arizona.

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#23  Edited By newmoneytrash

i wish i had a redbox tho they seem rad

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#24  Edited By bill_mcneal

@damodar said:

You must have missed the beastcast where they said to go up to the Redbox and shout offercode "BEASTCAST" at it.

I tried that. The only thing it got me was being asked to leave.

[edit] and I much prefer the Redbox ads. I kind of miss the Stamps.com ones though.

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I'm only pissed that canada had redboxes for a while and the they closed shop!

Never used it anyways, I just use my library when I need my renting fix!

The worst part is that they offered us a free 2 day rental every single Thursday (it might have been Tuesday- it's been a while) night, and they still couldn't get people to use their service.

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We should shut this down. Op isnt even replying.

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Man, your life must be good if the lack of bonus code in an ad warrants a complaint.

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#28  Edited By Risby

@fitzgerald: I'm subscribing to the premium version on my podcast app in my iphone, downloads automatic etc. Very convinient.

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@damodar said:

You must have missed the beastcast where they said to go up to the Redbox and shout offercode "BEASTCAST" at it.

I tried that. The only thing it got me was being asked to leave.

Hence saving you 100% of the standard redbox fee. Code worked.

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Complaining about WHAT ad it is?

Its not like they can pick and chose what ads they should have. They get offers to do ads, and take them. What a weird thing to complain about.

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95% of the offers in podcast ads only work for Americans, so for the rest of us this is the experience had when listening to most podcasts.

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#32  Edited By avantegardener

@atwa said:

Complaining about WHAT ad it is?

Its not like they can pick and chose what ads they should have. They get offers to do ads, and take them. What a weird thing to complain about.

Actually THAT IS EXACTLY what they are supposed to do, they do have some input with marketing about what they are willing to shill, apparently 'Giraffe Kings' is so lucrative, its hard to turn down that scrilla for this slightly skeasy product, they probably buy a certain number of weeks sponsorship at a time.

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Does anyone use gamefly?

They should give us a discount on that!

Gamefly is still around? Good for them!

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@mike said:

They just can't win. Offer a Premium ad-free experience, nope, too difficult to bother with. People complain about Draft Kings, so now we have a Redbox ad and people are complaining about that, too.

Well, person is. I think the overwhelming majority is okay with the Redbox ad. I mean, there is always going to be somebody who has a critique to offer, and if "no free offer code" is the worst there is to say about Redbox, then I think they're doing pretty, pretty good.

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Why yes, they're just going to refund all of Redbox's money and give it back to them in like a box or something because you don't like it

Do you have any preferences for their next ad? Which company would you like Giant Bomb to do a partnership with? Would you like your name on the offer code this time? Better let them know now before they do the next podcast and Fitzgerald has a problem with it

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Well surely this can't be serious. I mean, whining about ads for stupid reasons is nothing new but this one is a bit much to the point where it feels like satire.

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#38 FinalDasa  Moderator

They should add a service where I pay half the premium price and only get ads with special codes.

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#40  Edited By Fitzgerald

What's the podcast app you iOS guys are using to download the premium feed automatically?

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Obviously they should have ads about MLG, Mtn. Dew and Doritos. That's about as relevant to video games as you can possible get.

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#42  Edited By cerberus3dog

@fitzgerald: you can just use the podcast app and search for the rss premium feed. Should be something like this:

https://username:password@www.giantbomb.com/podcast-xml/premium/

EDIT: I think now it is premiumbombcast not just premium,

https://username:password@www.giantbomb.com/podcast-xml/premiumbombcast

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#43  Edited By bed

@fitzgerald said:

What's the podcast app you iOS guys are using to download the premium feed automatically?

I'm using Overcast which in my experience, is 100000000x better than the nightmarish default podcasts app.

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The point of those offer codes isn't to give you a deal. The point is to track you and where you are coming from. People act like they're so concerned with their privacy on the internet, but are willing to sacrifice that privacy when it means getting 10% off crunchyroll, apparently. The redbox ads are some of the least shady ads they've done.

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You know that 10% off a redbox would be like 15 cents right?

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That's a weird complaint. You do realize that with all the companies that offer a 10%, the discounted price is basically the regular price, since these discounts are pretty much always active and easy to find?

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I'm okay with Redbox because as far as I know they aren't legally nebulous like Draft Kings.

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I don't own an Iphone but when i listen tot he podcast on my PC i can just add the premium podcast to itunes , and the probgram i use for my phone (samsung kies) can also get the premium podcast directly. I assume iphones use some version of Itunes so i can't believe that there's no way to get the premium podcast on there

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#50  Edited By ArtisanBreads

@bartok said:

I'm okay with Redbox because as far as I know they aren't legally nebulous like Draft Kings.

Yes exactly. Hearing them do Draft Kings was worse.

I don't get what offer you want on Red Box. It's dirt cheap.