Would you like a subscriber only video edition of the Bombcast?

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Poll Would you like a subscriber only video edition of the Bombcast? (123 votes)

I'm a subscriber and I would love that! 42%
I'm not a subscriber and that would make me subscribe! 3%
I'm not a subscriber, and that would be cool, but would not make me subscribe! 6%
I don't think there should be a video version of the Bombcast! 33%
I don't even care! (see results) 16%

In this week's Bombcast Jeff joked about a video version of the Bombcast for $9.99, but would subscribers actually like a video version of the Bombcast? I'm not a subscriber (and this wouldn't make me subscribe), but I was wondering if people would actually be interested in the guys filming themselves doing the weekly Bombcast. No extra parts and they still just talk to each other (and not the camera), but you can see the guys do the stuff.

Bear in mind, we would probably notice the edits.

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I've enjoyed whenever they had video in the podcast room; so, it would be a nice addition if we could have that.

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No thanks. I don't need a video of them just talking.

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Hell yes.

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No thanks. I don't need a video of them just talking.

But imagine the faces that Vinny makes? Or the absurd gestures Jeff makes? And don't forget Brad checking his phone to look at pictures of spiders living on that spot on your back you can't scratch!

So much to see!

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#5  Edited By Rick_Fingers

I wouldn't take advantage of it because I like having podcasts, but it's a cool feature to have and is popular for the Tested guys I think

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Subscriber only? No. No I wouldn't.

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#7  Edited By tescovee

I bet the reason they don't do it is because of bandwidth, a 3 plus hour show

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I wouldn't mind either way, but I'm not going to watch them. Maybe on special occasions.

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If there was a choice between downloading the podcast and watching it I certainly wouldn't mind. Though I much prefer it as a PODCAST,something to listen to when I'm doing something else.

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#10  Edited By Rabbykayn

I listen to it in my car on the way to work, so I wouldn't have much use for a video edition.

Also the last time they tried toying with a subscriber function to the bombcast it blew up in their face. They were going to start making it so the first two hours were free but the last hour was for premium only and the reaction was not pretty.

Granted the video would be a "new" feature, so it's an easier sell.. whereas hacking off an hour and making it premium content is working in the opposite direction.

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#11  Edited By SharkEthic

Why would anyone watch that?

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#12  Edited By winsord

Video versions of podcasts usually just ruin good podcasts. Either they sit there entirely still and there's no point to having the video, or they start getting too into physical or visual things and it ruins the audio version of the podcast. RoosterTeeth switched to video a while back and it completely ruined their audio version, and Tested has offered video for a long time but there's rarely anything interesting going on on camera (it made more sense when they were livestreaming it). Besides, I don't know that switching a three hour plus podcast to video would bring in more traffic, which is what it's usually done for. Too much work for little to no benefit, or possibly loss.

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No thanks. I don't need a video of them just talking.

Bingo.

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@winsord said:

Video versions of podcasts usually just ruin good podcasts. Either they sit there entirely still and there's no point to having the video, or they start getting too into physical or visual things and it ruins the audio version of the podcast. RoosterTeeth switched to video a while back and it completely ruined their audio version, and Tested has offered video for a long time but there's rarely anything interesting going on on camera (it made more sense when they were livestreaming it). Besides, I don't know that switching a three hour plus podcast to video would bring in more traffic, which is what it's usually done for. Too much work for little to no benefit, or possibly loss.

Agree, and in no way do I want GiantBomb becoming more like RoosterTeeth.

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Nope. The bombcast stays as it is. If you want to watch them talk about video games (or anything else for that matter), there's unprofessional fridays.

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@morningstar said:

No thanks. I don't need a video of them just talking.

But imagine the faces that Vinny makes? Or the absurd gestures Jeff makes? And don't forget Brad checking his phone to look at pictures of spiders living on that spot on your back you can't scratch!

So much to see!

I really don't need to see them huddled in a podcast booth. I've seen video versions of podcasts before, and the video is the most superfluous thing about them.

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Only if they're naked.

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I listen to the Rooster Teeth podcast and it really went downhill when they switched to video, and I don't just mean the audio quality.

Plus, I listen on the go. When I'm at a computer I avoid consuming content I can bring with me, so I wouldn't watch the video version anyway.

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Fuck no, I don't listen to the podcast inside anyway.

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but podcasts arent supposed to have video...it would be taking a really simple setup and making it unnecessarily complicated for them. wheres the "i'm a subscriber, NO." poll option?

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Every piece of video content they do is effectively the bombcast.

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I actually hate video podcasts -- at least the ones where it's just people talking, like the Bombcast usually is. I just consume them like regular podcasts, but have to lug around my iPad to do so. So I don't really care.

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Anything that allows me to see more Drew is fine by me... <3

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I usually listen to the bombcast while doing other things (commuting, exercising, etc.), so I would never watch it.

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Please, no. It seems completely pointless and a drain on resources, and once you introduce a camera to a previously audio-only format, you're naturally going to start playing to the camera in ways that makes listening to the audio versions less enjoyable. It also makes editing more of a hassle, for little reward.

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#26  Edited By Sanity

Na, id still most likely just listen to it in audio form.

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No, it's too long and boring enough as it is, video wouldn't help any but waste time and bandwidth.

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I like video podcasts, and maybe I'd watch it occasionally, but I'm good with having the Bombcast be audio only.

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#29  Edited By Clonedzero

Creeper cam.

You guys are weird sometimes.

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No not really. I'd still listen to it without watching anyway