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#251 Posted by Hooogs (27 posts) -

I find myself missing out on one of the best features more often than not these days, and will enjoy a video format. Thank you for the hardwork!

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#252 Posted by twitterlegend (62 posts) -

Cool but...who has time to watch a three hour live show in the middle of the day no less? Seriously who are you people? College students? The unemployed? Stay at home parents?

It's an uncommon scenario but I'm homeschooled and always have access to a computer and a second monitor. I always throw up iTunes with the podcast playing in it on there anyway and have been wanting a video component for it for a while now!

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#253 Posted by MerxWorx01 (233 posts) -

@draltor: in a perfect world the person you crashed into wouldn't notice because they would be to busy watching the bombcast.

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#254 Edited by VACkillers (1286 posts) -

would have been really awesome if it wasn't locked down for premium members only and the podcast will still be free.... considering the show has been always been free since the dawn of giantbomb and yes i know only the video livestream is for premium members, but seems like a bit of a cash grab to me, theres no reason to have this locked in a premium membership except that they can.

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#255 Posted by ripelivejam (10908 posts) -

i realized my schedule works out that i can catch these live! (as long as they adhere to THEIR schedule, lolz)

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#256 Posted by zombiepenguin9 (582 posts) -

I tend to listen to the Bombcast while doing other things (driving, cooking, etc...), but this will be great for GotY.

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#257 Posted by TGJessie (211 posts) -

If the first one is anything to go by, these videos will be going up at 4 in the morning for me. I have to figure out if it's worth waking up for it between now and then...

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#258 Posted by InternetFamous (92 posts) -

@hassun: This was the reason I stopped watching the Rooster Teeth podcast. When they went to the livestream video podcast format, it completely tanked the quality of the podcast for me.

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#259 Posted by LRobert16 (2 posts) -

It is the best time to be alive!

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#260 Posted by sebconn (4 posts) -

4AM AEST time. Bugger.

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#261 Edited by pakattak (267 posts) -

How much control over the feed do you have Drew? It would be super cool if you put up what game or subject the boys are discussing at the time.

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#262 Posted by Firepaw (3053 posts) -

Cool, I had fallen off listening to the Bombcast for a while now, but I am back in after watching/listening to the test episode.

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#263 Posted by harinosho (701 posts) -

I almost never watch anything live on the site, so I'll have to pass on this and stick to audio and refer to recorded video if their was anything visual.

Would be nice to have time stamps now since this is going to be a thing.

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#264 Posted by Hassun (7883 posts) -
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#265 Posted by Brother_Leb (8 posts) -

I like this a lot! Probably won't be able to watch as often as listen, but still pumped. Keep up the good work bombers!

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#266 Posted by Regular_Kirk (226 posts) -

@regular_kirk: they all get archived don't they?

Yep, they will be but my question is who's going to be watching a three hour show live?

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#267 Posted by Regular_Kirk (226 posts) -

@regular_kirk: People who live in a different time zone than you?

What timezone would this work for? If it's 11AM Pacific that's still going to be the middle of the day in the U.S. no matter where you are. I'm on the east coast so it'll be live from 2:00 PM to 5:00ish?

I'm not saying they shouldn't do it. It would just be a surprise to me if there was a big audience for the live show. I'm guessing more people will watch it after it's been archived.

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#268 Posted by Regular_Kirk (226 posts) -
@jamin724 said:

Awesome though I hope this doesn't go the way of beyond where they start talking about visual things because I won't have time to watch these. Sticken with the audio

I'm betting we'll get a lot of Brand Jeff saying, "Dan. Dan! Not everybody can see what you're doing. Use your words!"

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#269 Edited by ShadowSwordmaster (1110 posts) -

I'm ready for the madness.

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#270 Posted by FrodoBaggins (867 posts) -

@regular_kirk: not everyone is in the same timezone as you and not everybody works 9-5? I'm not saying there's a massive audience that will watch live but surely it must drop on for some.

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#271 Edited by Szlifier (1400 posts) -
@frodobaggins said:

@regular_kirk: not everyone is in the same timezone as you and not everybody works 9-5? I'm not saying there's a massive audience that will watch live but surely it must drop on for some.

Europe is very happy about this schedule.

If you can't make it there's always that chat archiving site.

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#272 Posted by SirPsychoSexy (1430 posts) -

So strange seeing the Bombcast in video format after 8 years of listening. However I am really digging it.

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#273 Posted by GenericGirlName (2 posts) -

@regular_kirk: My work hours are flexible and I can work from home literally whenever I want. I probably wont purposefully work from home just to watch this, but I will totally be able to watch the hour that overlaps with when I usually eat lunch. or am working from home for any other reason. If any of my coworkers were into GiantBomb I could see some of them playing the live stream in the background and listening to it just like a podcast while doing other work, I know plenty of coworkers who listen to podcasts while they work as long as they aren't in meetings or something. Lots of people don't live the same life as you with the same hours/location/work setup etc. it shouldn't be that hard to grasp.

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#274 Posted by AMyggen (7632 posts) -

@szlifier said:
@frodobaggins said:

@regular_kirk: not everyone is in the same timezone as you and not everybody works 9-5? I'm not saying there's a massive audience that will watch live but surely it must drop on for some.

Europe is very happy about this schedule.

If you can't make it there's always that chat archiving site.

I can never remember the url to that site! :p

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#275 Posted by AMyggen (7632 posts) -
@frodobaggins said:

@regular_kirk: they all get archived don't they?

Yep, they will be but my question is who's going to be watching a three hour show live?

Giant Bomb fans, we have for years, heh.

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#276 Edited by samurai1000 (41 posts) -

@mister_v said:

So 7PM GMT? Awesome!

Cool, works for me. Something to watch when getting in from work.

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#277 Posted by Nodima (1972 posts) -

@regular_kirk said:

Cool but...who has time to watch a three hour live show in the middle of the day no less? Seriously who are you people? College students? The unemployed? Stay at home parents?

It's an uncommon scenario but I'm homeschooled and always have access to a computer and a second monitor. I always throw up iTunes with the podcast playing in it on there anyway and have been wanting a video component for it for a while now!

Service industry people whose days regularly don't start until 3/4/5PM Central Standard Time nor do they end until 10/11/12PM CST.

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#278 Posted by blake_brown (164 posts) -

I feel like the Theater of the Mind has always been an advantage with the Bombcast and all other notable podcasts. I don't understand you kids and your need for these newfangled video podcasts. I don't see the benefit.

I think the only upside for me personally will be that these video versions will provide an excuse to revisit episodes in the future.

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#279 Posted by duke_of_the_bump (223 posts) -

@regular_kirk said:

@dukeofthebump said:

@regular_kirk: People who live in a different time zone than you?

What timezone would this work for? If it's 11AM Pacific that's still going to be the middle of the day in the U.S. no matter where you are. I'm on the east coast so it'll be live from 2:00 PM to 5:00ish?

I'm not saying they shouldn't do it. It would just be a surprise to me if there was a big audience for the live show. I'm guessing more people will watch it after it's been archived.

This may come as a shock to you, but not everyone lives in the US.

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#280 Posted by journeys (38 posts) -

Wish when it's just the smaller group you would use a smaller table so drew is closer versus like he is in another room, it's kind of odd watching you turn your head to go look for him on the other side of the room. But I am guessing the table is one size and can't be split. I liked how the had the wheels of steel operator was at the table with the 1up team back in the day or more like the old radio setup of the old G4 Feedback video podcast. Any way still nice to have a video version.

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#281 Posted by afields101 (94 posts) -

Welcome to the View Bombcast edition

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#282 Posted by enemymouse (471 posts) -

HOLY SHIT THAT'S TODAY!

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#283 Posted by Regular_Kirk (226 posts) -

@regular_kirk said:

@dukeofthebump said:

@regular_kirk: People who live in a different time zone than you?

What timezone would this work for? If it's 11AM Pacific that's still going to be the middle of the day in the U.S. no matter where you are. I'm on the east coast so it'll be live from 2:00 PM to 5:00ish?

I'm not saying they shouldn't do it. It would just be a surprise to me if there was a big audience for the live show. I'm guessing more people will watch it after it's been archived.

This may come as a shock to you, but not everyone lives in the US.

Mind blown!

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#284 Posted by Obsoneti (12 posts) -

@regular_kirk:I think it's probably the only time that could work for the bomb crew honestly. The podcast has in the past gone on longer than three hours (and that's without breaks etc. added in) so doing it any later might not be feasible.

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#285 Edited by gasbreakdip (6 posts) -

@vackillers: How is this a cash grab in any way shape or form? They're doing this to offer something fresh and new to premium members. That's it. They're just trying to diversify. Your free podcast still exists in exactly the same form. You're like the type of guy who hates that your "console exclusive" is also available on other platforms, as if MORE people playing your precious game is a bad thing.

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#286 Posted by Vastaux (36 posts) -

@regular_kirk: works perfectly for me in the UK. 6pm-9pm, just as I'm winding down and getting some gaming time in I can watch this on the side... when I get premium that is. If it works for me it probably works for a lot of Europe also.

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#287 Posted by VACkillers (1286 posts) -

@gasbreakdip: It's not... I was totally wrong about it.. I thought no one would be able to see it period unless you were a premium member.... but its only live for premium, free for everyone else... I miss understood exactly what they were doing..... but no im not that type of person who hates console exclusivity when its on other platforms. I'm a PC gamer, not a console gamer but either way, I was wrong and very happily wrong at that!

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#288 Posted by Mr_Creeper (2428 posts) -
@nodima said:
@twitterlegend said:
@regular_kirk said:

Cool but...who has time to watch a three hour live show in the middle of the day no less? Seriously who are you people? College students? The unemployed? Stay at home parents?

It's an uncommon scenario but I'm homeschooled and always have access to a computer and a second monitor. I always throw up iTunes with the podcast playing in it on there anyway and have been wanting a video component for it for a while now!

Service industry people whose days regularly don't start until 3/4/5PM Central Standard Time nor do they end until 10/11/12PM CST.

Also people, like me, who work from home.

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#289 Posted by BisonHero (10501 posts) -

I watched it live only because I happened to not be working that day, and I got very little out of it. Good camera work by Drew and everything, but there's nothing visually for me to care about. It's a really dull talk show with no visual segments. I still plan to continue listening to the audio podcast while I'm off doing something else; it just seems like a better use of the 2-3 hour period instead of sitting there glued to a video stream of guys talking around a poker table.

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#290 Posted by Corwag (157 posts) -

@jeff 's prediction from years ago came true. I starting watching the live stream, but it quickly became background noise at a point, negating the point of a video podcast.

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#291 Posted by Sqwrly (6 posts) -

Where do we go to watch this live? I couldn't find it on the site last week to watch live.