Giant Bombcast
Giant Bombcast
Giant Bomb
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I LOVE RYAN DAVIS
Listening to the old days, 08-12 era. Edit: it’s 2023 and all the old podcasts are riddled with ads. Every 10-15 minutes there is an ad break. I stopped listening after Jeff left and the original crew was officially all gone. I suppose they don’t even want old content to be worth listening to, good job to animated corpse of GiantBomb, I’ll pretend like the Canon ended in early 2022.
nate ahoy
When did Jan & others become so intolerant...
Decided to give new cast a chance and gave up after a few episodes. Jan & Bakalar are the worst about this but others don't help. Has become less about games and more about virtue signaling.
JediMaster Daddy
Ok
Ok
carloy
This show is not good.
I'm not a bitter old fan from 10+ years ago. I'm just someone who likes game discussions that are insightful and entertaining. This show very rarely provides that. The first half hour is unlistenable. The current crew is a charisma black hole, which is why adding a single normal person like Minotti or Bailey turns them into an instant fan favorite. Grubb is alright, but Jan, Bakalar, and even Dan Ryckert are just not fun to listen to. The game discussions are pretty bad. Jan and Bakalar are just not good at talking about games. Grubb is generally good at it, but doesn't play more than an hour of most games. He also insists on playing everything on a handheld PC like the Steamdeck, which is like a film critic watching every movie on their phone. Dan can be good at it, but has very little structure imposed on him here, which usually leads him to be an active hinderance to real game discussion. Once again, the crew's general lack of interest in games is highlighted when actual gamers like Bailey or Minotti show up as guests. The contrast is stark. It's just beyond obvious that adding a guest makes the regulars on the show look bad, across several different metrics. That should be evidence enough that the show is not in a great place.
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ada djohariah
God’s favorite podcast
The GB crew is always loads of fun to listen to. I look forward to it each week.
KFillinger
Not Your Father’s Giant Bomb
Been listening since around 2014 and really enjoy the current crew. I really enjoy the current podcast crew plus Minotti and Bailey as regulars in the rotating chair. The only reason this isn’t getting 6 stars is there isn’t enough Tamoor on the cast. I get the man is busy but he had me as a regular listener of KFGD while Greg was on leave.
Baltazaire
Best gaming pod
Been a fan pretty much since the beginning so I’ll never turn my back on GB. Altho it’s sad to see so many new people come and go after a couple years. Update: everyone is gone and they can’t make a good podcast to save their lives. It’s as bad as it used to be good. Ryan is rolling in his grave. Get rid of Jan, he acts like a child and doesn’t manage a thing
stoney101z
What happened???
What happened???
DJkkkifiyyckycy
Bada bing bada boom
Yo what is up with these reviews. Seems like each of these peeps have been personally offended by every member of the crew or something. I love the bombcast, I catch it every week and have for several years. The core crew right now of the Grubb, Bakalar, Jan is great and the rotating 4th (or 5th) guest is always such a fun time. I generally don’t listen to long podcasts, but this (and Waypoint RIP) is the exception.
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MakeRussSayFarty
Rest in Peace Giant Bomb
Giant Bomb no longer exists, and "they" insist on deleting Ryan and Jeff's legacy. The actual bombcast episodes exist on the internet. Download them and preserve it for posterity.
writtenfromtoilet
Irreverent clowns
I’m 20 minutes in, waiting for some semblance of a discussion of video games to begin.
wutreviews33
Good crew but too long
I like this crew and their dynamic together, but there is no one on this earth I want to listen to for 2.5 hours. With a show that long it’s inevitable that half will be filler and rambling. Give me a tight 30mins or 1hr focused on the game content and I’ll be back for sure.
ActorGuy123
Missing Episodes
Many older episodes are missing
rtfeasel
It’s sad now
Jeff Bakalar needs to go. I just can’t take listening to him any longer. He adds nothing, is so smug, wastes so much time with his self-fellating rants - dude loves to hear himself talk, is STILL quoting I Think You Should Leave… what a coincidence. Dude is awful, don’t even get me started on the constant hockey time wasting stuff. Jeff Grubb, Dan, and even occasionally Jan are great. Overall, the show is aimless. There’s no cohesive vibe. I really wish everyone the best, but until Bakalar is gone, so am I.
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Chris Hashemi
A worn skinsuit built on passions of those long gone
The show has become a self-praising circle of rotating desperate casts with no consistency or direction. The brand and essence of Giant Bomb as built by the friendship and unique interactions between those groups mostly held up until the start of this decade but is now just a flimsy name that hosts vapid hour-long personal life discussions, never-ending praise for maybe 2-3 games a year in a diverse industry, and rotating guests constantly banking on personal relationships to whoever are the current hosts. It's exhausting and if public view count trends on YouTube are anything to go by, your audience agrees. Like recent bombs including Indiana Jones now ask - does Giant Bomb mean anything anymore? A word of advice - never do those audio transitions on Giant Bomb at Nite again. How far along the chalkboard-scratching auditory spectrum were you trying to land? Mission accomplished.
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Madckn
Bummed at what GB had become
^ sad
Ricktor Johnson
For Jan
You gotta get outta here man
Joe La Zanya
Great back catalogue and good hosts but lacking in comparison to earlier versions
I have a deep and enduring love for the history of this show and a lot of the cast that has been alongside it through the years. This iteration is no exception, but I just can’t help to compare it to how strong the show has been in the past. I love the hosts and the conversation but I have a great admiration for past times around the podcast table more. Keep up the good work. Wish I could rate it higher..
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Nukatronic
Show has become terrible
I was a fan for many years, once jeff gerstmann left it was over. Jeff bakalar is annoying, dan is fun but in small doses. Jeff grub is amazing and needs to distance himself from the failing giant bomb. Jan is also awesome and needs to leave also and do his own thing. Everyone else good was fired or left leaving botton of the barrel boring content.
emojesus69
Wow…
My how the mighty have fallen…
Johnanomous
Don’t waste your time
If you aren’t interested in west coast social and political hot takes mixed in with your video game news dont listen to these guys. They were good years ago and have completely alienated a huge part of the gaming demographic.
Blake898
I’m done (RIP Giantbomb)
This feels less like a familiar community and more like some new ownership’s unloved asset I can accept when people move on, but when people are let go, it is impossible to invest in Giantbomb when some faceless entity could terminate a content creator at a moment’s notice. I tried to stick with giantbomb after Jeff Gerstmann was let go ….now there is a new owner, and new layoffs. I wish Giantbomb could just be owned by people creating its content, but that is obviously a fantasy. Meanwhile, Nextlander and Jeff Gerstmann’s podcast are killing it… if you want to experience some semblance of Giantbomb, go there instead.
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CharlieKf
Sad to see GB come to this
Considering how influential Giantbomb has been and what a blast the show used to be, listening to it now is just depressing. I don’t know if it was the poor corporate decisions or just the old staff wanting to try different things (a lot of the old podcast crew can be found on other, independent podcasts/streams), but the show lacks the cohesion and direction it used to have.
Frakovski
RIP
Rest in Peace GiantBomb. Cause of death = Woke Mind Virus.
Gay man g
Boring irrelevant banter
30 minutes into a typical episode and they’re discussing things like what they ate that week or buying a new toilet. I suppose this would be bearable if they were funny, but it’s just typical irrelevant banter you would hear in a workplace break room. No idea why this is popular, listen to ACG if you actually want to hear people talking about video games.
Zeke90000
Run GFB
I still enjoy the podcast for the most part but it has definitely fallen a long way from what it used to be and the recent events and layoffs really doesn’t give me hope it’ll get better. Hopefully everyone stays employed.
fjkjvbj
Don’t miss this one!
This is a fantastic podcast for you! The cast is full of intellectual content creators that are extremely passionate about their art. They speak to so many different audiences and have a great community of listeners going back to 2008. They are known for discussing games media, but you will find that it is so much more than games being covered. This is not another IGN or GameSpot, for better or worse (you decide). They contribute to charities to help children in need and they truly care about their audience, not just ad revenue. You can become a premium member on their website if you want to support them (I have no affiliation with their company, I’ve just listened and watched for more than 10 years). Even as some of the cast members move on to other things, like Patreon, the GiantBomb podcast and crew are still amazing (and so are the original founders, Brad and Jeff). They often go off on tangents, some cast members more so than others (Thank you Dan and Paul!). They are what I would call a family. I hope you enjoy listening as much as I do! Cheers! *Don’t forget to check out their Voicemail Dump Truck (EXIT FLU).
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Sublimer968
Giant Bomb is dead
I only started listening to GB in 2014 or 2015 so I’m definitely not an OG but this show has gone down hill so far in recent years and it’s definitely not the same show it once was. Jeff, Alex, Brad and Vinny all leaving was the nail in the coffin for me. RIP Giant Bomb.
Look An Alien
No chemistry = slog
It all feels so forced now, rip. Great back catalogue
CpnHowdy11
Lost its Luster
While I still like everyone on the show, most episodes have no rudder and feels more “fly on the wall” of loose conversations instead of a full show. Jan’s great, but a non-existent host, which causes endless cross-talk and non-sequeters. I can’t focus on what is being discussed for most episodes, so I just bail.
FarrisTheWheel
Love it
My favorite podcast
UpUpDownDown81
Was a good podcast
Used to love this podcast then they shed all the good members and finally Jeff leaving (being fired) was the last straw. RIP to Giant Bomb it was alot of fun.
JakeO85
All good things come to an end
4 minutes of ads before a super long musical intro… they actually start speaking at about 5min in. Jeff gone. Brad and Vinny gone for a while now. It was already hard enough losing Ryan. Now, I just don’t see what reason there is for this podcast to exist. Clean. CLEAN?! Why? I came for the personalities. They are now gone. Unsubbed.
digitaldemigod
New
Still pretty good. Jess is insufferable but I throw no shade. All people aren’t for everyone and 1 out of 7 ain’t bad. Recommend.
FeelsMid
Show used to be my favorite
10 years of my favorite show. This is not the same. Everyone scraping for time on air and repeating themselves. This show has become a clone of Kinda Funny content. Sad. Jan, stop pointing out segues. That is bad radio.
Cateraaade
Gosh, this used to be a really great podcast
GB has had its time in the sun, but now its really just a shell of what it used to be.
Lyudmila Pavlichenko
No longer good
No humor. They hate the games, gamers and game creators. I’m not into their political ideologies or the other nonsense. What’s the point of listening? My old review: The show is amazing. Funny. Smart. Intelligent. Best interviews. Jeff is the smartest & funniest man in games podcasting. Drew the kind tech genius. Brad the beautiful voice with a heart of stone. The rest of the crew is great. Dan creeps me out. He is the grown up version of the movie big, a 12 year old in an adult body. (He's disabled, so be nice) If you like adults with adult opinions that talk video games, this is it.
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jnb58
Verbal diarrhea
Meaningless chatter with no talk of video games
Bresnahan 1775
Solid pod
The video version is even better! The conservative trolls review bombing don’t even really listen to this show.
RickySB
(keep) rollin’
The apple has rolled too far away from the tree. Back up, back up, tell me what ya gonna do now
Sydenhamspaniel
Remember when they spoke about games?
Couldn’t stop listening to the podcast because we wanted to see how long before they actually talk about games. Seems like it took over an hour. Feels like without Jeff this podcast has no one keeping the podcast moving. Just going to listen to nextlanders as it’s old school giant bomb
What's inside?
Disgusting leftist trash!!
I have listened to Giant bomb for over 10 years and loved every minute. However Jeff has become a bitter old man and everyone else they have on spouts leftist garbage all podcast. His new podcast he started it with a 15 min diatribe on Covid and how he wears a mask and his kid cannot get vax’d… Good Lord will he ever learn? I listen to a gaming podcast to get away from the world and politics. It’s no wonder every GOOD personality left. So now the powers that be ring on recycled Gamespot backup hitters. Of course the start talking about being muslim and not being able to fly and how now there are two Women at giant bomb!! Who cares????!!!! Ryan would be rolling in his grave if he knew what had happened to his beloved site! RIP giant bomb it was a good run!! I’m off to listen to Nextlander!
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TEEK5
Everything video games
the back catalogue of this podcast is amazing
AlexLOVESrdio
This is not Giant Bomb
It is now just a collection of posers and idiots who don’t know what they are talking about.
Jef (Honk Honk)
If you’re not leftist…
They don’t want you listening. They think you’re a domestic terrorist. Show is usually great, but virtue signaling was too much. Made me vote Orange. Unborn babies have their own heartbeat detectable with current technology as early as 5 1/2 weeks. That’s only going to move earlier and earlier along with advancements. The baby also has its own unique DNA 🧬 Science yo Mark wahlberg is a national treasure
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Rub311
Ben Pack
Ben Pack This is a tribute To Ben Pack
DERPCANNON9000
I love GB
What are the qualifications for being a 3AM boy?
209Magic
14 years of Entertainment...
As the title indicates, I've been a fan of Giant Bomb since it's inception. I don't think I've missed a single epsiode for 14 years. I've been along for the ride through the heartbreak of losing Ryan and the split between east and west. I've had the joy of experiencing the lovable crew members like Dan and Drew, and suffered through some of the worst like Patrick and Austin. When you listen to the same group of people for so long, you develop this kind of weird 3rd person relationship, so you're able to take the good with the bad and in the end appreciate them for who they are. But there's been a shift lately that I just can't stomach and it's making the show an aggrivating and unenjoyable slog. From Jeff's weekly covid scare rants (the rest of the country has moved on Jeff, you should to) to the general disdain for the games industry and all of its fans, it just doesn't feel like a gaming podcast at all anymore. Jeff (and now Jess) seem to hate anything AAA or remotely popular among fans, and trash on the games in a way that so resentful and bitter, as if they're actively trying to make any fans of the games feel badly. But then they'll spend 40 mins ironically praising some indie title because of its quirky dialogue and "it's so bad it's good" art style. There's very little news shared on the show without a heavily one-sided and close minded view. Nothing is vetted and every rumor about bad work places, or misconduct is treated as fact. This coming from the podcast that'll spend 20 mins on a d*ck joke, would get themselves and guests drunk at E3, and a host that can't f-bomb go f-bomb three f-bomb words without f-bomb saying f-bomb. Either the co-hosts don't care enough, or don't want to rock the boat by disagreeing with Jeff, but there's zero balance or pushback. You get one perspective and one only. If you disagree, you're made to feel like an awful person. Best of luck to the other hosts. Jan, you're the last ray of sunshine in this group, don't let the relentless cynicism beat you down. Jeff B. I miss your chemistry with Vinny and hope you find your way back into his arms one day. Matt and Jason, you were both always consistent and a great addition to the show. I'll be over with Nextlander and Sacred Symbols from here on out. Peace out.
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Supertom11
Down hill
Use to be great, but have went downhill since brad Alex vinny Abby and dan left. Couple of the new people are ok but some are dreadful. Nextlander is better.
big_appetite
How the mighty have fallen...
This used to be one of my favorite podcasts, but now the hosts cant help themselves from being completely toxic, political, and hypocritical. Dont waste your time with this one.
Vaughnvelocity
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