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Posted By Rorie

@julius: I would say that that would be considered an insult, sure. Flag it if you see it.

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Posted By BeyondStrange

Can we bypass the silliness and focus on how how Harvest Moon is the best?

Seriously, there are cows.

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I'm listening to this now and I genuinely don't see why anybody's having this argument on this podcast at all

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@skillface said:

@hippocrit said:

Brad is a good interviewer.

Also, why is everyone so sensitive? The bombcast can be more than just silliness. And as gamers get older we should take interest in the wider gamer culture, not just the games themselves. It's not feminist or political bullshit. It's real life, because real life women and trans people of all races and orientations like games too. They should feel included.

This is a really great comment and I echo all of it.

Gonna have to grow up at some point, duders.

Thirding hippocrit. I see people throw such fits when social issues that don't involve them directly come up. Sorry it inconveniences y'all? It's a pretty real issue! Feel like y'all are being excluded? WELCOME TO WHAT THE REST OF US FEEL EVERY DAY OF OUR LIVES.

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Posted By CronoDyne

@djm389:

Even Harvest Moon and Nintendo 64 can't stop all of us from arguing.

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Posted By Qblivion

@benpicko said:

I'm listening to this now and I genuinely don't see why anybody's having this argument on this podcast at all.

People are literally upset that they talked about gaymerX for like 10 minutes and said how it is cool that there is an inclusive thing like that around.

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@djm389 said:

Can we bypass the silliness and focus on how how Harvest Moon is the best?

Seriously, there are cows.

ALPACAS OR BUST, BUD

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Posted By jiggajoe14

This is a pretty chill and entertaining episode so far. The wrestling talk was great. I remember when it was revealed that Rikishi was the guy behind the wheel. So, soooooooo dumb.

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Oh man, this N64 chat is speaking directly to me. I also loved Tetrisphere, and played the hell out of Extreme-G. But if you wanna talk deep cuts, we need to get some Body Harvest talk on the bombcast.

Drew mentions Gang Beasts.

Dan: "What the hell is Gang Beasts?"

The future of Giant Bomb is bright indeed.

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There was a discussion on the bombcast about a year ago about a topic that I didn't care for and I skipped around while listening to it and I don't see why I can't say that I did this here as well. Nothing mean about me skipping parts that I don't want to listen to. Just saying.

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Posted By hippocrit

@gasparnolasco: it's fine for you to not want it in your bombcast but there may be many women and LGBT bombcast fans who are finally getting something that THEY want out of it. And I wouldn't be surprised if they generally don't voice their opinions for fear of backlash.

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Posted By Rorie

@anwar said:

There was a discussion on the bombcast about a year ago about a topic that I didn't care for and I skipped around while listening to it and I don't see why I can't say that I did this here as well. Nothing mean about me skipping parts that I don't want to listen to. Just saying.

Blame a large number of people who loudly use the "I DON'T CARE ABOUT THIS" type of comments to derail conversations between other people who do care to discuss a piece of content on the site. It's considered disruptive posting and we'll delete it. If you find something not worth listening to, feel free to skip it and move on.

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Posted By FajitaBoss

haven't finished the podcast, but ohh boy some of the comments in here. I'm happy to see a bit of diversity and different topics on the podcast.

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Loving the N64 talk, would love more (in video form as well). I'm using this puppy to call attention to my plea for more N64 talk.

(Enjoyed the podcast -- all of it. Brad, if you're out there reading this, you're a natural in the host's chair. Impressed!)

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Posted By McLargepants

I love me some Bradcast, once he gets to shine he really does. Also sometimes this community is weird. Keep it up Brad!

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FreezyFrog sounds like a bad rapper's name to me.

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Posted By Murdoc_

Soda Popinkskis is pretty cool, I'm surprised the GB staff didn't know about it. Sad to hear Dan hangs out in Fratville aka Polk st though.

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Posted By BeyondStrange

Rorie just said what I was trying to say better than I ever could, so I am going to try to get us back to what we really SHOULD be talking about.

In addition to cows and as @lokilaufey: pointed out, Alpacas, there are silk worms. How many video games have silk worms, everybody? Silk worms!

Also, in one of the games, you could marry a mermaid.

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Okay, I have expressed my distaste for some of the comments around here, but I also have some concerns I'd like to put out there.

I do believe Giant Bomb needs to bring in guests and such for podcasts and in general more often. A more diverse group of opinions and views is never a bad thing. However, I still felt the backlash of the hiring of Dan and Jason was way off base, and I don't think they needed to hire a more diverse staff member just to pander to some sort of "quota."

Anyway moving on from that, I'm concerned about GB overreacting to that backlash. I don't want the content to start feeling contrived just for the sake of diversity. I've never felt the crew having some sort of "straight white dudes only" agenda, the staff has kind of just been put together that way due to the crew generally consisting of old friends who have worked together in the industry for a long time.

I subscribed to this site because of the content, and the people making that content. It is a gaming website heavily based on humor and video stuff, and I believe Dan was hired because he fit right into that mold, and was probably the most qualified to do so. The rapport the GB crew has together is the reason I subscribe and the reason this is my favorite place on the internet. I just would hate to see them overcompensate to "Hire-Gate" by bringing in new folks each week to appease the general public and to stay "politically correct" (I couldn't think of a better term).

Anyway, this was in no way directed at Samantha Kalman or this podcast. She seems to know her shit, and she definitely didn't make an appearance to get some sort of agenda out there, as some people seem to be implying. Would like to see her make more appearances in the future. I'm just voicing a general concern. And maybe I'm totally off-base here. Like I said, we do need more diverse guests and more varying opinions around here, I'm just worried about GB changing how they do things. But the stuff with Dan has been great so far, and GB East has been killing it this week, so I'm probably just going on about nothing.

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@cronodyne said:

@keynwar:

I referred to Kalman as an activist, which she is. I referred to Sarkeesian and Allen as militant feminists, which they are. Before insulting me, try and understand my actual argument.

what's your definition of "militant" here? when i think of anita sarkeesian and samantha allen i lean towards "popular and intelligent women with well thought out opinions" not "militants."

i mean come on lol they make youtube videos! yeah anita sarkeesian's youtube videos are constructed to make a point about the representation of women in video games, but i wouldn't dismiss her as "militant" for that! maybe i would classify some of the violent threats that sarkeesian and allen get for speaking up as militant but i certainly wouldn't put that label on them!

unless of course you were trying to make a point about their passion and relative fortitude when faced with an un-receptive audience of angry gamers, then i'd agree with you there!

edit: also great to see samantha kalman on the cast! fun episode and hopefully we can get her on again soon

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Posted By realkman

@djm389 said:

O My problem with the critics like Anita, Samantha Allen, and others is they often seem to say "because I feel not included, this entire group of people are evil careless jerks". She (and Danielle on Bombin' in the AM) talk about the gender stuff, but in a way that isn't preachy.

Maybe you missed part of Anita's personal story.

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Posted By Shaanyboi

BRADCAST VOL. 2!

Kudos to the mod team for clearing out as much of the garbage as they can. Mention the word "inclusivity" and someone's bound to start stomping their feet.

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Posted By DarkbeatDK

DON'T LISTEN TO SAMANTHA'S LIES!

We don't eat mayonnaise with our fries in Europe... We eat salad mayonnaise. It's kinda like your Miracle Whip.

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Posted By CustomOtto

@cronodyne: waiting..................................

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Posted By Rorie

@rorie:

Users can't express WHY they don't like a particular piece of content? I thought this was an all inclusive community free to express our likes and dislikes? GiantBomb has grown and refined its content specifically because of the approval and disapproval of its fans. That's why we don't have Whisky Media Hour anymore. That's why we still have Unprofessional Fridays. For a staff member to even suggest that discussing what we want out of the site we follow (and in most cases pay for) shows a sad sign of things to come on this site.

If fans don't want specific content on the sites they follow, then they are free to express themselves. It's up to others to respectfully disagree and not call them "vile" or other dick-like names.

Well, again, you can thank a number of people who use those type of comments to derail discussions. You can feel free to explicitly state why you dislike a piece of content, so long as it doesn't involve personal attacks and at no times violates any community rules. But as far as the "I don't get why anyone wants to talk about this" kind of stuff, it's considered disruptive and will lead to moderation. It's been a huge problem over the last couple of weeks and we're cracking down.

If you feel like you don't want a certain type of content on the site, there's any number of ways to get that opinion to an editor. The Bombcast itself has an email address, in fact.

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Posted By Rorie
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Posted By TrafalgarLaw

Anyone care to give me timestamps on microbial science and palate talks?

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Posted By CustomOtto

@fluttercry: you realize your counter to calls for inclusivity is "put this stuff away on another site"?

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This sounds like an issue that should be taken to a PM between the two of you, if you want to talk about two women who don't appear on the podcast, and one of whom is only mentioned briefly. It's off-topic.

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I'm happy to hear Samantha on the Bombcast. It's cool to hear about different game conventions like GaymerX out there helping expand fan and developer diversity. Keep the guests coming!

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Posted By Rorie

As I've said, these types of posts are going to be deleted. Feel free to reach out to the moderators if you have concerns with moderation policies, or the editors if you have concerns about site content.

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Posted By ultrapeanut

This is a great podcast so far (~1hr in), and I'm looking forward to listening to the rest while Euro Truck Simming later. The dynamic of this is really enjoyable.

@hippocrit said:

@gasparnolasco: it's fine for you to not want it in your bombcast but there may be many women and LGBT bombcast fans who are finally getting something that THEY want out of it. And I wouldn't be surprised if they generally don't voice their opinions for fear of backlash.

This is where I'm coming from. Any inclusion of a woman in the mix, after years of almost nothing but white dudes, and people start popping off for fear of the entire site becoming swamped with -- gasp -- OTHERS.

Guess what? I'd be glad to see "contrived" additions of women and other marginalized people in the podcasts, videos, and every other aspect of the site. That's the only way the fix the fact that a small percentage of the community gets 95% of the attention. Just because that's suddenly down to 93% (totally scientific numbers™, checkit) doesn't mean they're "overreacting" to totally valid criticism.

Showing up on the Bombcast or Bombin' the AM still doesn't equal what a paying job would (though tbf Danielle's apparently doing fine in that regard, and deservedly so). The jobs are still heavily skewed in favor of white men.

If you feel uncomfortable listening to her, well, welcome to the world of everyone who's not like you whenever most mainstream discussions of video games occur. We've learned to live with other people having a voice, and you're surely big enough kids to do so as well.

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SAM ZERO GET HYPE

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@gasparnolasco: You used a pretty offensive word for little people there, FYI.