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Giant Bombcast

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Giant Bomb discusses the latest video game news and new releases, taste-test questionable beverages, and get wildly off-topic in this weekly podcast.
558: Boattle Royale
Nov 13 • 185 min
Hitman 2! Tetris Effect! Battlefield V! The games of Fall are upon us, followed by a raft of rocky stories in the games biz, questionable emails about food, towel habits, edible Mario enemies, and the return of Banjo & Kazooie (who never really left).
557: Piranha Plant Did Nothing Wrong
Nov 6 • 156 min
This week we’re coming in hot off of Extra Life to talk The Quiet Man, more RDR2 adventures, the Black Ops season pass, the Diablo mobile kerfuffle, Deltarune, bulk video games, and bizarre cupcake strategies.
556: The Experience of Going Viral
Oct 30 • 169 min
GameSpot’s Lucy James joins in to help us break down Red Dead Redemption 2, Diablo 3 on Switch, the PlayStation Classic lineup, Overwatch esports, coffee ‘n Corn Flakes, enhanced gaming positions, and attending a London Raiders game.
555: Super Mario Bros. Review
Oct 23 • 185 min
With releases heating up, we’re here to rate all the season’s most important games, including Soulcalibur VI, Return of the Obra Dinn, and Black Ops 4. Plus: new old-game consoles, working at Rockstar, the goings-on at Oculus, and a lengthy look back at t
We’re Sorry: Ten Years of The Giant Bombcast
Oct 21 • 235 min
This year the Giant Bombcast turned 10. To celebrate, we got ourselves the gift of a special bonus episode. We asked fans to submit their favorite Bombcast memories, and we’ve compiled some of them, in addition to behind-the-scenes stories and anecdotes,
554: A Nice Skin Deal
Oct 16 • 183 min
This week we dig as deep into Black Ops IIII as humanly possible, ponder the correct boss order in Mega Man 11, puzzle at the oddities of PSN name changes, say the words “Borderlands 3,” and have a lengthy oatmeal chat!
553: Hot Dogs and Helmut Kruger
Oct 9 • 171 min
Hitman 2! Super Mario Party! Dead or Alive 6! Shady keyloggers! Destiny raids! New Switches! Xbox streaming! Harry Potter! Dead goats! Butter on Poptarts! This podcast has it all!
552: Uncle of the Year
Oct 2 • 166 min
Mike Mahardy gallups in with the dirt on Red Dead Redemption 2 and Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, before we move on to other current games like Forza Horizon 4 and Phantasy Star Online. Also: Sony’s cross-play about-face, Skrillex’ current whereabouts, and a l
551: Digital Didgeridudes
Sep 25 • 161 min
It must be the Fall because we have a stack of games to discuss, including Forza Horizon 4, Timespinner, Valkyria Chronicles 4, CrossCode, Ring of Elysium, and more. Also: the Telltale closure, the PlayStation Classic, and never, ever washing your jeans.
550: Sauce Shaming
Sep 18 • 163 min
This week we run through a stack of Nintendo news, check out Capcom beat-em-ups, remember the Intellivision, ponder the recent pinball switcheroo, break down a good air juggle, and puzzle at the name of the New York System.
549: Reboot the Pearl!
Sep 11 • 157 min
Games! They’re coming out and we’re talking about them, including Spider-Man, Destiny 2: Forsaken, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, and COD’s Blackout mode, along with pre-TGS news, a Fall Out Boy field report, and a check-in with our intrepid East Coast corres
548: The Shush-Shush Lad
Sep 4 • 167 min
We wrap up an action-packed PAX by running down Artifact, Windjammers 2, and Streets of Rage 4, go deep on Spider-Man for PS4, think over Tim Kitzrow’s career options, sample some coffee soup, and get very opinionated about Raichu.
547: Smash Bros. Tournament Hygiene
Aug 28 • 175 min
This week we take a trip to Donut County, join the Strange Brigade, talk about more games hidden in ceilings, argue about Punch-Out, and ponder the nature of the phrase “Streets of Rage 4.”
546: Declaration of Hot Dogs
Aug 21 • 167 min
Noted European Gary Whitta stops by to help us make sense of Gamescom, esports careers, Windjammers 2 (?!?), expensive graphics cards, the future fate of Alameda, and the best misters.
545: School Meat
Aug 14 • 177 min
This week we climb into the gnomish time machine to discuss Battle for Azeroth, talk through the Doom Eternal and Red Dead 2 game reveals, ponder the asset-thieving weirdness of Jazztronauts, and figure out the best way to open a door!
544: Watch Streaming or Eat Delicious Pizza
Aug 7 • 175 min
Ben and Jan return from Vegas with an Evo field report, we all get way into Dead Cells, a bunch of business gets talked about, and the name “Bernie Stolar” is said a surprising number of times, all on this week’s Bombcast!
543: Don’t Truckshame Your Dad
Jul 31 • 174 min
We talk at leeeength about the No Man’s Sky NEXT update, along with this week’s procedural platformer Chasm, tons of Nintendo sales data, cryptojacking, everyone’s blood types, B-tier handhelds, and even more shower time.
542: Submarineway
Jul 24
With the dry summer in full effect, we talk about our hopes for No Man’s Sky NEXT, Dead Cells, and whatever that new Phantasy Star game is, along with Nintendo lawsuits, mobile money laundering, Street Fighter 6, and the return of shower habits.
541: Yerb Up!
Jul 17 • 155 min
This week we have Ben’s further Octopath travels, the new (old) Tempest, another trip to the Danger Zone, E3 emulator war stories, a Sonic/Tinder field report, the king of Kings, and the violent legacy of Panic Park.
540: Sailor Bruno Mars
Jul 10 • 164 min
This week Jeff returns from Anime Expo with a travelogue you won’t want to miss, plus Pocket Rumble, Jan’s NJPW experience, the ArenaNet controversy, BioWare romance options, and one very questionable hoodie.
539: Summer Dump Zone
Jul 3 • 155 min
What do Wreckfest, Fighting EX Layer, clickers du jour, Google game streaming, Metal Gear Solid 4, the impending Sonic the Hedgehog motion picture, and the NorCal apocalypse have in common? They’re all discussed on this podcast!
538: Dashing Carburetor of the Owl
Jun 26 • 152 min
As the summer heat sets in, cool off with some coooool topics like Lumines Remastered, The Crew 2, Mario Tennis Aces, Xbox and Nintendo’s, uh, brandmance, and the latest from Akon, Tony Hawk, and Socks the Cat.
537: Kick Merlin out the Casino
Jun 19 • 164 min
We’re back from E3 with… a big long wrap-up of E3, followed by Onrush, Yoku’s Island Express, Royales of multiple varieties, data cap woes, handheld memories, and more!
Giant Bomb @ Nite - Live From E3 2018: Nite 3: The Podcast
Jun 18 • 296 min
Here it is: our final show featuring a slew of amazing guests such as Janina Gavankar, Austin Creed, John Drake… and whatever the hell this last segment is.
Giant Bomb @ Nite - Live From E3 2018: Nite 2: The Podcast
Jun 15 • 246 min
We’re joined by Xbox boss Phil Spencer, Mortal Kombat boss Ed Boon, Waypoint boss Austin Walker, and many more.
Giant Bomb @ Nite - Live From E3 2018: Nite 1: The Podcast
Jun 13 • 246 min
Night one features your Giant Bomb editor check in, Xbox and Nintendo indies, 505 Games, and some friends from other press outlets.
536: We Should Make a Lu Bu Game
Jun 12 • 159 min
As E3 opens, listen to us run down all the games Jeff saw during the pre-show judges week, plus our highly accurate expectations for the show!
535: Our Crazy Apocalypse
Jun 5 • 147 min
With days to go till E3, New York’s own Alex Navarro swoops in to help us make sense of Fallout 76, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Yoku’s Island Express, OnRush, Atari boxes, and Mortal Kombat Gold?
534: Forklift Academy
May 29 • 170 min
Back on up to the loading dock for the latest scuttlebutt about Blazblue: Cross Tag Battle, Street Fighter’s 30th-ish anniversary, the return of PixelJunk, PUBG lawsuits, the future of PlayStation, and pre-E3 thoughts big and small.
533: We’ve Got the Truck Stick!
May 22 • 165 min
“Scoops” Klepek is in the studio to help walk us through the Black Ops IIII reveal, hands-on with Dreams, the li’l Neo Geo, hard zombie times, and the tyranny of electric sidewalk scooters.
532: Hard Onboard
May 15 • 159 min
The good ship E3 has sprung a few leaks, and Will Smith is here to help us bail as fast as we can. Also: State of Decay 2, Frostpunk, the new Dota Battle Pi… uh, Pass, the Rage 2 announcement, Star Fox Karts, and your emails!
531: Domestic Beers and Zoolander
May 8 • 165 min
Try to hold your pee long enough to listen to us talk about E3 hopes and dreams, VR lightsabers, Nintendo Switch Online, Super Ubi Bros., tragic pinball developments, and the magic of the renaissance faire.
530: Olympic Uno
May 1 • 165 min
Late-game thoughts on God of War, the legality of loot boxes, all kinds of Nintendo goings on, Lunchable heating strategies, memories of lousy music teachers, and a dawning awareness of E3 await in this week’s Bombcast!
529: POLICE USE NUNCHAKU
Apr 24 • 167 min
This week we dig into cardboard video games, God of War, Swords of Ditto, Call of Duty’s multiplayer-only future, Valve’s Campo Santo, Neo Geo nostalgia, the great domain-name scam, college martial arts, and a big giant list of E3 maybes.
528: Boy!
Apr 17 • 150 min
This week we talk about the early hours of Kratos and his son’s new adventure, some hardcore boat action, some hardcore “action,” the proper way to enjoy a PB&J sandwich, and way more.
527: LINE NOISE!!
Apr 10 • 165 min
In the wake of PAX and Wrestlemania, we check in on Extinction, Far Cry 5, Ni no Kuni II, Boss Key’s battle royale, the return of Sam Fisher, GBA excellence, serious piñata management, and the whereabouts of Richard Grieco.
526: Ultra Mario
Apr 3 • 152 min
This week we’re all about old and new arcade games, consoles that did and didn’t exist, and rampant E3 speculation, with a dash of new releases like Minit, Ni no Kuni 2, and Far Cry 5 for good measure!
525: The Chocolate Mystery
Mar 27 • 165 min
The Giant Bomb Gang gathers to talk about Far Cry 5, gentleman’s club buffets, Ni no Kuni II, Jason’s powered skateboard, new Fortnite records, the latest video game news, your emails, and more!
524: Rez 2
Mar 20 • 143 min
Mark MacDonald and John Ricciardi swoop in to chat about the state of Japanese games (besides Rez 2, which does not exist), Sea of Thieves, the Fortnite craze, Ubisoft’s newfound freedom, and world-traveling World Warriors.
523: Realistic Wad of Flesh
Mar 13 • 173 min
We’ve braved the light drizzle outside to go in on hot topics like Fortnite mobile, Black Ops IIII, Dota subscriptions, the Nintendo Direct, Burnout Paradise Remastered, Into the Breach’s continued dominance, and the mysterious egg beer.
522: Shuckin’ Drive
Mar 6 • 156 min
This week Into the Breach is the only thing most of us can think about, but we manage to mix Battlefield: WWII, Hunt: Showdown, Vermintide 2, free Yakuza, Capcom vs. Capcom, good platformer physics, and bad Chrono Trigger into the show for good measure.
521: On the Devil’s Level
Feb 27 • 156 min
This week we’re obligated to dive deep on the entirety of Metal Gear Survive, plus Into the Breach, Hunt: Showdown, Activision moving and shaking, Switch homebrew, illicit GameStop goings-on, and the class conflict of PapaPriority.
520: Nice Meme, Jeff
Feb 20 • 145 min
This week on the podcast train, we give up our seat for Metal Gear Survive, hold the door for Burnout Paradise Remastered, glance suspiciously at Atari’s cryptocurrency, and strike up a friendly conversation with your emails.
519: Jim Davis Get Paid Dot Biz
Feb 13 • 157 min
We’re on a globetrotting search for lasagna and bootleg Burger King, along the way encountering Monster Hunter: World, the Analogue Super NT, Metroid Prime 4 rumors, Bone Thugs-n-Zelda, and the latest on Billy Mitchell’s MAME adventure.
518: I’m Known for My Viscous Dips
Feb 6
Ben returns to the office to find we all got way into Dragon Ball and Monster Hunter in his absence. Only lengthy discussions of hockey jersey numbers, arcade high score controversies, Sword of Sodan, and the Mario movie can return us to normalcy.
517: Master Roshi’s Adult Bookstore
Jan 30 • 153 min
We can finally talk about Dragon Ball FighterZ and Monster Hunter: World, and we do just that! Also: Celeste, the Sea of Thieves beta, the Anthem delay, old gaming jargon, snakes on a boat, and dubious investment opportunities.
516: God-Damn ROMs
Jan 23 • 162 min
The news is popping off this week with Nintendo Labo, Xbox’s widened Game Pass, game industry moving and shaking, John Cena’s movie career, and… PlayStation shoes, plus games like Monster Hunter and Dragon Ball we can barely talk about!
515: The Bionic Beaver
Jan 16 • 163 min
This week we’re hot in pursuit of moose and squirrel, but along the way we run into Street Fighter V: AE, Horizon DLC, Nintendo’s tiny Direct, horrible Silicon Valley beverages, Canadian computers, and thoughts on the state of the arcade scene.
514: Carpe Light Gun
Jan 9 • 152 min
Rorie pops in to talk about Jeff’s Reno trip, the latest in VR and TV, some exciting website updates, a Ben check-in, X-Men on the Genesis, and recapturing the magic of arcade light gun games.
513: 2018 Stick
Jan 2 • 168 min
We’re ringing in the new year with chat about a bunch of old years that include Apple II gaming, Usenet archives, Trumpet Winsock, and vector monitors. Oh, there are some new games too. Happy 2018!
Game of the Year 2017: Day Five Deliberations
Dec 29, 2017 • 398 min
This is it! On the fifth and final day we deliver Best Super Mario Odyssey Capture, Best Cast of Characters, Worst Game (That We Played), and Best Game.
Game of the Year 2017: Day Four Deliberations
Dec 28, 2017 • 263 min
It’s day four of the awards, and that means it’s time for Best Debut, Best Styyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyle, Best New Character, and Best Story.
Game of the Year 2017: Day Three Deliberations
Dec 27, 2017 • 335 min
On the third day of Game of the Year, my true love gave to me Best World, PLEASE STOP, Best Wolfenstein II Moment or Sequence, and Best Sequence.
Game of the Year 2017: Day Two Deliberations
Dec 26, 2017 • 314 min
Day two brings cheer, nog, Best Multiplayer, Hottest Mess, Best Surprise, and Best Music.
Game of the Year 2017: Day One Deliberations
Dec 25, 2017 • 249 min
Ye olde video game arguments commence with 2017’s Old Game of the Year, Best Shopkeeper, Most Disappointing Game, and Best Looking Game.
Seasons Greetings From Giant Bomb
Dec 22, 2017 • 10 min
A message of thanks, and some quick housekeeping on our upcoming Game of the Year schedule.
512: Nectar From Hector
Dec 19, 2017 • 153 min
Procedural building maintenance can’t stop us (for long) from talking about the greatest of the Jaguar, competitive Catherine, how to Get Over It, eggs any style, crypto-gamer-cash, and your final emails of 2017.
511: Baby in a Jar
Dec 12, 2017 • 122 min
It may be December, but there’s plenty of news in the wake of the Game Awards and PSX. Also: PUBG on Xbox, the Monster Hunter World beta, Fighting EX Layer, Slurpee opportunities, and more!
510: Ken’s Alpha Hair
Dec 5, 2017 • 161 min
We take a break from GOTY deliberations to talk about… other video games, the Mario cereal, improv teams, Mega Men, old arcade boards, and undercover narcs!
509: Tom Nook’s Grim Rictus
Nov 28, 2017 • 179 min
Our impossibly full studio brings you a chaotic discussion of the games of the day, live trivia play, the dire state of loot boxes, the meats of the Mushroom Kingdom, and the ongoing mystery of the fingernail bandit.
508: Xfinity Heavy Industries
Nov 21, 2017 • 165 min
Loot boxes keep rearing their randomized heads all through this podcast, but we also manage to chat at length about our GOTY cram lists, Battle Chef Brigade, the perilous fate of the Trap Trebek, baby shampoo taste tests, and definitely not what the best
507: Mon Martha
Nov 14, 2017 • 143 min
This week we’re cramming in games new and old, from Battlefront II and Mario Odyssey to Nier and Horizon, with a dash of EA acquisitions, Mario movies, Xbox One X sales, prank call analysis, discarded Sega hardware, and a brand new producer!
506: CornFights.com
Nov 7, 2017 • 170 min
This week it takes us two hours to talk through all the big new releases flying to and fro, and that’s before we even get to Blizzcon news, industry downsizing, trophies 4 cash, the perfect Street Fighter, and historic Monopoly scams.
505: Put the Suit Jacket On, It’s Time!
Oct 31, 2017 • 180 min
Greg Chiller… sorry, Miller joins us for a terrifying Halloween show full of Wolfenstein II, Mario Odyssey, Sony’s Paris Games Week showing, the fate of the Visceral Games, and some really bad costumes.
504: Tell Kent’s Wife Where the Stuff Is
Oct 24, 2017 • 194 min
Virtual Reality’s own Will Smith joins us to gab about Fire Emblem Warriors, PUBG hacks, secret Switch firmware, new Hitman stuff, old Xbox games, more storage units, and the recent allegations roiling the industry.
503: Virtual Kevtris
Oct 17, 2017 • 166 min
This week’s scrappy show covers Gran Turismo Sport, The Evil Within 2, Super NES wizardry, the shocking closure of Visceral Games, the latest VR goings on, runaway segment music, and your emails!
502: Bad Wood
Oct 10, 2017 • 169 min
We’ve come through the smoke and flame to talk about Shadow of War (and its loot boxes), the truth about Mugman, Street Fighter V’s Arcade Edition, many much Gundam Versus, shower spiders, Erik Estrada, and disturbing genetic facts.
501: Wavy Tube Physics
Oct 3, 2017 • 175 min
The spookiest month begins with indie favs like Steamworld Dig 2 and Cuphead, a Destiny 2 raid post-mortem, Forza progression woes, Red Dead 2 trailer impressions, bootleg Star Fox 2 carts, and your b-mails!
500: Half Jax
Sep 26, 2017 • 167 min
After pondering the advanced age of this podcast, we get back to business with Ruiner, Hob, Destiny 2 raid prep, Battle Royale beef, hopes and dreams for Borderlands 3, and thoughts on our tolerance for cold nuggs.
499: The Huge Dudes
Sep 19, 2017 • 164 min
Ben and Jason gives us a deep dive on Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, we try to shake our endgame Destiny 2 addiction, the words “Grand Theft Auto VI” are spoken, and Tokyo Game Show looms!
498: Cat Spanker’s Alley
Sep 12, 2017 • 172 min
This week it’s hard to talk about anything besides Destiny 2, but we also touch on Fortnite’s Battlegrounds, the second coming of the NES Classic, bad YouTube behavior, worthless video game systems, Mario’s embrace of the bourgeoisie, and Kinects in casin
497: Tasteful but Stupid
Sep 5, 2017 • 148 min
PAX pox and heat waves can’t stop us from convening for some real early Destiny 2 impressions, more on Mario + Rabbids, a quick PAX indie roundup, musings about mobile Puzzle Fighter, and the grave injustice of SNES cart reproductions.
496: SiN Is My Half-Life
Aug 29, 2017 • 169 min
This week we talk about kinky rabbids, the Half-Life that wasn’t, martial arts Dark Souls, the Switch voice chat boondoggle, the crime of butter on sandwiches, and your emails!
495: Sludge Trudgin’
Aug 22, 2017 • 180 min
We’ve played a ton of games and now we’re talking about ‘em! Among them are Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, Sonic Mania, Agents of Mayhem, Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, Monster Hunter: World, Dauntless, and MatterFall. Also: Gamescom! Also: scorpions!
494: Fievel Fight
Aug 15, 2017 • 168 min
This week we round up as many new releases as we can, like Sonic Mania, Starcraft Remastered, and Matterfall, run down the end of the International, ponder card games, weigh in on scorpions and Riff Raff, and try on our best accents.
493: Boosh! It’s a Mess
Aug 8, 2017 • 142 min
We ruminate on Hellblade’s intimate handling of psychosis, gush about Mossmouth’s new game reveal, take sides in the Splatfest civil war, lust after crates full of miniskirts, and check in with Scottish Ben, all on this week’s Bombcast!
492: Plug Into TV
Aug 1, 2017 • 128 min
GameSpot’s Peter Brown pops in to chat about retro topics big and small, from the mini-Genesis boondoggle to prototype Ataris and five-figure Super Mario carts, along with the hottest games of the day like Tacoma, Pyre, Sundered, and maple syrup corndogs.
491: Just a Bowl of Dough
Jul 25, 2017 • 180 min
Fresh off the state fair, noted Australian Ben regales us with tales of ’90s bands and corndogs before we sink our teeth into Pyre, Splatoon 2, Kingsway, Fortnite, the Pokemon Go kerfuffle, the pitfalls of nostalgia, and a quick lesson on some slang from
490: Sometimes Pepperoni, Sometimes Hot Dog
Jul 18, 2017 • 148 min
A strange odor wafts through the halls of Giant Bomb, so we huddle in the podcast studio to chat about Splatoon 2, the Ataribox, all the action at EVO, the end (?) of the Miiverse, and the unexpected return of Casey Hudson.
489: Cash 4 Wrestling
Jul 11, 2017 • 126 min
The dog days of summer are upon us, and with them quick impressions of the new Fire Pro, more gushing over Battlegrounds, some light Splatoon 2 chat, the whereabouts of Bobby Kotick, reflections on old tweets, and a totally authoritative discussion about
488: bigbomb@giantguy.ben
Jul 4, 2017 • 149 min
Hey, instead of blowing up your video game hands with fireworks, have a safe and sane 4th here. With us. And your emails?
487: Call of the Night Rooster
Jun 27, 2017 • 145 min
This week our SNESs are tiny and our Battle Passes leveled. Jeff checks in with Saturn modding. Brad checks in with PS VR. Ben finished Nier a thousand times. It’s a podcast!
486: The Episode After E3
Jun 20, 2017 • 145 min
Friend of the site Gary Whitta joins us to recap all our favorite stuff from last week’s expo, along with a celebration of IO Interactive’s new freedom, a gut check on Anthem, musings on the Ataribox, and our hopes for the glorious return of… avatars.
Giant Bomb at Nite - Live From E3 2017: Nite 3: The Podcast
Jun 16, 2017 • 300 min
E3 wraps up with a momentous range of guests from every nook and cranny of the games industry.
Giant Bomb at Nite - Live From E3 2017: Nite 2: The Podcast
Jun 15, 2017 • 269 min
Night two of E3 rolls on with professional wrestlers, world travelers, a cadre of knuckleheads, and players known and unknown.
Giant Bomb at Nite - Live From E3 2017: Nite 1: The Podcast
Jun 15, 2017
The first night of Electronic Three begins with a cavalcade of guests from every corner of the industry. Beers will be chugged! Vapes will be vaped!
485: The E3 2017 Sealed Envelope
Jun 13, 2017 • 124 min
As this year’s show floor opens, let’s run through everything Jeff saw at judges’ week and our probably wrong predictions about what we’re gonna see at the show!
484: Dirty Dusted Grandpa
Jun 6, 2017 • 172 min
Our last regular show before E3 sees us diving deep into Tekken 7, dissecting the Switch’s weird online offering, pondering all the movers and shakers at the show, taking knife-vs-bat offworld, and tapping the wokest clicker ever made.
483: Sega Flair Vs. Virtua Hogan
May 30, 2017 • 165 min
This week we stretch our Arms, crash into the Danger Zone, try and fail to play Friday the 13th, ponder the Far Cry 5 reveal, do some E3 speculatin’, blast through a lightning round, and entertain the idea of a new Seaman?!
482: Mega Duck Hunt
May 23, 2017 • 146 min
Jeff’s back from LA with a bunch of thoughts on Destiny 2, then we turn to Far Cry 5, more turmoil at IO, Injustice 2, some very disturbing Rabbids, weird old consoles, and a few difficult questions.
481: Rupert Grint’s Ice Cream Truck
May 16, 2017 • 166 min
It’s easy to forget E3 looms on the horizon with Farpoint, Battlegrounds, The Surge, Ubisoft’s 2017 lineup, Alan Wake’s delisting, Vanquish’s PC release, IO Interactive’s shocking betrayal, and live pinball to talk about!
480: Bad Ball Feel
May 9, 2017 • 175 min
This week we check in with basketball games new and old, spend some time with Prey, dig into Persona 5 romance, do a little Spaceplanning, catch up on the hottest E3 leaks, and ask the new guy some pressing questions.
479: McCree Overlord
May 2, 2017 • 181 min
We welcome our towering new member Ben Pack to a whopper of a podcast overflowing with Persona, Dota, Guilty Gear, Battlegrounds, Darksiders, corporate brand research, X-Pac, and only the most legal money-laundering schemes.
478: Twelve Deaths a Year, Mostly by Heat Stroke
Apr 25, 2017 • 177 min
This week: COD goes back to WWII, Jeff goes to Vegas, Brad goes to Polecat country, Jason goes all Omega Force, and Rorie goes to the magical land of mismatched socks.
477: The Husband Who Owned Himself
Apr 18, 2017 • 135 min
A couple of Thumbs swing by to dish on a bunch of game dev stuff, a deep dive into Zelda systems, the Full Throttle remaster, hot Admiral Ackbar gifs, and the legal rights of trees.
476: Pinkies out for Duke
Apr 11, 2017 • 159 min
Hot topics this week include Battle(grounds) Royale, those Scorpio numbers, Nier’s cyber-metafiction, questionable showering habits, Star Trek time travel, and remote car kill switches.
475: Hey, What’s Parappening?
Apr 4, 2017 • 149 min
This week GameSpot duo Peter Brown and Justin Haywald talk us through Persona 5’s weird launch, Portland game hunts, news about Scorpio news, the end of Mad Catz, an unsettling discussion about Parappa, and scrappy breakfast cereals.
474: “Fun!”
Mar 28, 2017 • 199 min
The critics agree: this week’s podcast features a “stellar cast” including Supergiant’s Greg Kasavin, some fast and furious game-industry chat, and plenty of action news with Destiny, Call of Duty and StarCraft!
473: I’ve Always Cared About Science
Mar 21, 2017 • 178 min
We spend way too much time pondering the mystery that is Mass Effect: Andromeda before moving on to more pleasant subjects like Disney NES games, Quake Champions, a better Toukiden, neighborly noise complaints, and Danny O’Dwyer’s DNA.
472: Weird-Looking Space People
Mar 14, 2017 • 118 min
GameSpot’s Peter Brown and a mysterious world traveler join us for a Nintendo Switch road report, some PAX highlights, more deep dives into Breath of the Wild, and the John Carmack lawsuit of the week.
471: And Baby Makes Three
Mar 7, 2017 • 183 min
After a weekend spent with the Switch and/or Breath of the Wild, we’ve got a lot of thoughts and they’re mostly positive! Not so much Ghost Recon: Wildlands, but hey. It’s a podcast!
470: Switch Stance
Feb 28, 2017 • 161 min
We’re joined by Steve Lin from gamehistory.org as well as Mark & John from the 8-4 Play podcast to talk about Mark’s rules for RE7, the Nintendo Switch, preserving SNES carts, Peter Moore’s EAxit, and more!
469: Meme Money, Meme Problems
Feb 21, 2017 • 138 min
This week we can’t stop gushing about Horizon: Zero Dawn, but we manage to take a break for some early Switch impressions, a list of exciting hedgehog facts, Erik Wolpaw’s Final Fight One review, and a surprise announcement from the Internet’s favorite re
468: It’s Always Sunny Above the Clouds
Feb 14, 2017 • 164 min
This week, we pull ourselves out of childhood arcade nostalgia long enough to talk about E3 going public, the end of Steam Greenlight, Zelda DLC, Drew’s piloting adventures, old game magazines, and what shoes everyone’s wearing.
467: X-Plane 11 Is…
Feb 7, 2017 • 141 min
This week we reflect on the madness of the Super Bowl, the many features of PS4 firmware 4.5, the unexpected excellence of Nioh, the Ghost Recon: Wildlands beta, and one very wrong opinion about Bojangles.
466: SCART Cables for Everyone
Jan 31, 2017 • 163 min
Jason’s getting destroyed in Injustice 2, Drew’s on a new version of X-Plane, Jeff’s got things to say about Double Dragon IV, and Peter Brown’s cleaning up his video signals in this week’s installment of the Giant Bombcast!
465: Skeleton Crew
Jan 24, 2017 • 134 min
Seasonal illnesses aren’t enough to stop us from putting people in front of microphones and talking about video games. One of them is even Resident Evil 7!
464: Season of the Switch
Jan 17, 2017 • 174 min
Nintendo has finally unveiled all the details on their forthcoming portable/console hybrid, Jeff’s back from playing it, and Noclip’s Danny O’dwyer joins us to talk about it!
463: A Tokyo New Year
Jan 10, 2017 • 162 min
Drew’s back from Japan with tales to tell, plus we reflect on the cancellation of Scalebound, some early thoughts on Gravity Rush 2, the hacking of the NES Classic, Paul Walker’s Agent 47, and Mario secrets hidden by the mists of time.
462: Got the Shaky Jakes
Jan 3, 2017 • 162 min
We’re back in the studio for the first Bombcast of 2017 with thoughts on all the Dead Risings, World of Warcraft past and present, the mystery of Double Dragon IV, the great 3DS shortage, and the stealth-ish launch of Frog Fractions 2.
Game of the Year 2016: Day Five Deliberations
Dec 30, 2016 • 229 min
This is it! Our fifth and final day brings with it Overwatch Character of the Year, Best Story, Worst Game, and, of course, Best Game of 2016.
Game of the Year 2016: Day Four Deliberations
Dec 29, 2016 • 153 min
We’re getting down to it on day four, with winners declared for Best Music, Best Multiplayer, Xbox One Backwards-Compatible Game of the Year, and Best Moment or Sequence.
Game of the Year 2016: Day Three Deliberations
Dec 28, 2016 • 175 min
We’re back on the mics and ready to argue about 2016’s Best Remaster, Best Fake Computer, Best Surprise, and the always cheery PLEASE STOP.
Game of the Year 2016: Day Two Deliberations
Dec 27, 2016 • 210 min
On the second day of Game of the Year, my true love gave to me… Best New Character, Best VR Experience, Most Disappointing Game, and Best-Looking game.
Game of the Year 2016: Day One Deliberations
Dec 26, 2016 • 196 min
It’s that time of year again! Our annual Game of the Year deliberation podcasts kick off with 2016’s Old Game of the Year, Best Debut, Hottest Mess, and Best Styyyyyyyle.
461: Movie Theater Ghosts
Dec 20, 2016 • 169 min
Our last regular podcast of the year sees us catching up on Q4 games, reminiscing about movie theater memories, musing about the latest Switch leaks, walking down Agent 47’s memory lane, and digging through a big old pile of emails.
460: Molten Cheese Core
Dec 13, 2016 • 147 min
Dan Ryckert’s last (regular) Bombcast includes chat about cramming for GOTY, breaking your lease, the impending release of Super Mario Run, the new Dota sequel, cheese-filled meat, and a deep dive about life in the great state of Minnesota.
459: Something Happened
Dec 6, 2016 • 203 min
This week it’s a December to remember, with news flowing from the Game Awards and PSX, The Last Guardian and Dead Rising 4 hitting the streets, and crappy Windows 10 error messages enraging people across the land.
458: East Meets West
Nov 29, 2016 • 186 min
The gang’s all here for game of the year, so what better time to cram everyone into the same podcast studio and chat about the games of today, the arcade cabinets of yesterday, and the Pringles-eating strategies of always.
457: Everyone’s a Robot
Nov 22, 2016 • 177 min
We’re back in the studio with Will Smith for an in-depth Hitman lesson, more on Watch Dogs 2, less on Sleeping Dogs 2, and discussions on theme park ethics, Hello Games, the Mass Effect series, and a scientific analysis of drinking lava.
456: The Littlest Mac
Nov 15, 2016 • 150 min
As Q4 marches on, we’re splitting our time between Watch Dogs 2 and Dishonored 2 this week, and filling in what remains with Nintendo Switch pricing rumors, the mysterious whereabouts of Frog Fractions 2, and reflections on Street Fighter III, vector moni
455: Would You Like Fries With That?
Nov 8, 2016 • 168 min
Pull up to the drive-through for a heaping helping of shooters, with seasoned insights on COD: Infinite Warfare and Titanfall 2, early thoughts on the PS4 Pro, late appreciation for Hitman, hands-on with the NES Classic, and the latest in our award-winnin
454: Where the Mold Grows
Nov 1, 2016 • 176 min
This week: Shooters! Everyone’s playin’ ‘em, especially Titanfall 2, Battlefield 1, and Gears 4. New Nintendo Switch info, Bethesda’s reviews policy, Hello Games hacks, the end of the Wii U, disc rot, road trips, and hygiene habits all round out the best
453: Big Beautiful Baked Potato
Oct 25, 2016 • 172 min
The NX is now the Switch, and it’s also nearly all anyone can talk about, but we also manage to hit Titanfall 2, the Red Dead 2 trailer, video game (car) engines, the trials of PC-building, Zelda dubs, the ugly truth about Mario’s age, and the last word o
452: A Board-Certified Medical Podcast
Oct 18, 2016 • 171 min
Let our team of accredited physicians ease your pain with the finest treatments money can buy, including Red Dead Redemption 2, more Gears of Four, a little PSVR followup, tidbits from Steam Dev Days, back massages, eyeball massages, and more of Dan’s wed
451: 5.3 Million Scovilles
Oct 11, 2016 • 168 min
Verlin Smith returns from his travels in the wild, wild west of virtual reality to talk Oculus Connect and PlayStation VR, the new Mafia, Dragon Quest Builders, way too much about pepper spray, Dan’s crappy superpowers, and the Great Pacific Garbage Patch
450: Fun at the Movies
Oct 4, 2016 • 177 min
Betwixt the best and worst of cinema, we find a way to cram in talk about new-old Call of Duty, the return of Marcus Fenix, the highs and lows of Paper Mario: Color Splash, grumpy Miyamoto, serious hacking, and a field test in the neverending war of bat v
449: Roomful of Narcs
Sep 27, 2016 • 160 min
Yet another week of mysterious illness can’t stop us from talking about Forza Horizon 3 on PC, this year’s Destiny expansion, excitable chihuahuas, tropical animals, Palmer Luckey’s malignant memes, mo’ fighting game problems, and the true value of the Su
448: A Chance Encounter With Methed-Up Billy Idol
Sep 20, 2016 • 183 min
We gather a tight crew and discuss the magic of Rec Room, the power of Rez Infinite, the beauty of Forza Horizon 3, the impending release of Gears of War 4, the curiosity that is Metal Gear Survive, and whether or not outlaws will drive cars once driving
447: Onccce a Mannnnn
Sep 13, 2016 • 184 min
This week we grapple with strange new realities like PS4 Pro, Super Mario Run, and a world where Warcraft Adventures is playable by human beings. Free-to-play communism, Frank West memories, extreme ReCore jank, bike lust. It’s all here!
446: Ranking of Zeldas
Sep 6, 2016 • 159 min
Dan’s back from New York and we’re all back from PAX, so let us commence discussion about highlights from the show, mobile Lumines, the 3DS Direct, the end (?) of Firefall, early-access DLC, the Bay Area wasteland, and… more about Adam Jensen’s metal be
445: Irish Tax Loophole
Aug 30, 2016 • 193 min
This is the true story of five dudes picked to sit in a room and start getting real about cheap foreign insulin, the brothers Myst, the No Man’s Sky refund kerfuffle, Rocket League pangs, the Q4 video game outlook, large anime men, and Adam Jensen’s metal
444: Cricket Mouthfeel
Aug 23, 2016 • 182 min
Alexa Ray Corriea shows up to sell us on anime. Brad retaliates with Dota. An accord is struck over Bound, the new Deus Ex, that slim PS4, Tekken 7’s precious moments, “Metal Gear” Survive, and exotic energy bars.
443: Hideo Kojima Jr.
Aug 16, 2016 • 181 min
We’re down two regular members, but Rorie has the conversational strength of 10 men, and he brings it to bear on No Man’s Sky, Grow Up, “Metroid Prime” on 3DS, the new THQ, the International 6, Final Fantasy delays, console clickers, and video game body h
442: Hair Products and Turkey Bacon
Aug 9, 2016 • 149 min
The holy trinity of Iron Galaxy returns to bless us with discussion of No Man’s Sky and the process of releasing a game in 2016, Abzu, the Hitman future, purging your game collection, West Coast road trips, the whereabouts of Yoot Saito, and, of course, w
441: Mr. Eyeballs’ Booger Sugar
Aug 2, 2016 • 145 min
GameSpot’s own Peter Brown pops in to chat about Abzu, Rimworld, life on the flea market circuit, Final Fantasy Tactics preservation, No Man’s Sky’s no-show, Rocket League in Overwatch, Vita homebrew, the future of Advance Wars, and Game of the Game of th
440: The Live One
Jul 26, 2016 • 149 min
We’ve made history by broadcasting the first live podcast live on the Internet ever in history. Ever. This discussion of Headlander, Quadrilateral Cowboy, Sonic the Hedgehog, the Nintendo NX, Segagaga, Stranger Things, 16-bit sound hardware, laserdiscs, C
07/19/2016
Jul 19, 2016 • 158 min
That li’l NES. Famous elusive targets. Famous.af. Sega CD memories. EVO chat. The future of SNK. The truth about Dan’s bladder. Ten minutes of HOT INSIDE SPOILERS. This Bombcast has it all!
07/12/2016
Jul 12, 2016 • 179 min
On our journey to Meat Mountain, we cross through the Lang Zone and do battle with Videoball, Raw Data, Pokemon Go, Inside, a free-to-play Evolve, the Saturn’s DRM, Adam Boyes, and perhaps the most inadvisable bracket ever conceived.
07/05/2016
Jul 5, 2016 • 201 min
Fresh off of defeating an alien menace, Will Smith joins us to chat about buying gunpowder in bulk, the great pizza exposition, and video games like Inside, Pokemon Go, Uncharted 4, and the greatest hits of the Jaguar.
6/28/2016
Jun 28, 2016 • 138 min
With no headphones and a batch of mysterious emails, we’re practically flying blind this week through discussions of Inside, Asemblance, Umbrella Corps, that awful Cheeto/macaroni thing, more crappy buffet pizza, and the tragic loss of Ustream.
06/21/2016
Jun 21, 2016 • 172 min
Now that we’re as far from the next E3 as we’re ever going to get, it’s time to reflect on everything we saw at this year’s show, as well as a few of the downloads we ran into along the way.
Giant Bomb LIVE! at E3 2016: Day 03: The Podcast
Jun 21, 2016 • 234 min
We wrap things up with good people like Ed Boon, Gio Corsi, Josh Holmes, Adriel Wallick, and Thom Glunt. Then we really wrap things up with “good” people like David Lang, John Vignocchi, and EA Canada’s Adam Boyes. Then we really REALLY wrap things up and
Giant Bomb LIVE! at E3 2016: Day 02: The Podcast
Jun 16, 2016 • 268 min
A second night of live shows ensues as we chat about what we saw at E3 before welcoming Phil Spencer, Tim Schafer, Cliff Bleszinski and more!
Giant Bomb LIVE! at E3 2016: Day 01: The Podcast
Jun 16, 2016 • 259 min
We get together to briefly discuss our first day of E3 games before the cavalcade of guests takes over for the night.
The Giant Bombcast E3 2016 Sealed Envelope Spectacular
Jun 14, 2016 • 129 min
Last week, we sat down and talked about what we (thought we) knew about E3. Now that show’s in full swing, let’s rip open this envelope and see how we did!
06/07/2016
Jun 7, 2016 • 169 min
The good ship E3 has sprung more than a few leaks, and we’re bailing water as fast as we can with the help of New York’s Alex Navarro. Agents of Mayhem! Dead Rising 4! More Injustice! More Wolfenstein! More… Destiny? The games of tomorrow, today!
05/31/2016
May 31, 2016 • 148 min
With less than two weeks till E3, we’re playing as much Overwatch as we can while mulling over Xbox leaks, the No Man’s Sky delay, id games new and old, fruit trees, grow operations, a long meditation on meditation, and an unexpected blast from Dan’s past
05/24/2016
May 24, 2016 • 158 min
Doom still rules the roost around here, but Overwatch is making some inroads, as are the latest E3 shakeups and leaks, the hottest pachinko tips, Drew’s island adventures, Dan & Jason’s fighting school, and a few unsavory bathroom emails.
05/17/2016
May 16, 2016 • 133 min
Danny “the Irish guy” O’Dwyer joins us to discuss the glory that is the new Doom, obscure piratical references, the end of Disney Infinity, some E3 expectations, office dental care, Kansas City dirtbags, and the ultimate fate of poo particles. Don’t ask.
05/10/2016
May 10, 2016 • 159 min
We’ve gathered ‘round the microphones to see Nathan Drake off into the sunset (again), chat about the Overwatch beta, ponder Gearbox’s next move, puzzle at shooter versus shooter, parse a Dota pop quiz, and contemplate a few hamburgers long past.
05/03/2016
May 3, 2016
The mics are hot and we’re ready to talk! This week it’s NX delayishness, Call of Duty future-fatigue, Battleborn bafflement, the great fruit debate, and even more of those #vapefacts you crave.
04/26/2016
Apr 26, 2016 • 143 min
The gang’s all back from PAX and unnervingly battered and bruised, but even wrestling injuries can’t stand in the way of talk about the best of the show, Housemarque’s latest, the end of the Xbox 360, the uncertain whereabouts of Frog Fractions 2, and, um
04/19/2016
Apr 19, 2016 • 180 min
This week we’ve got breaking news about the new PlayStation 4, hands-on with Supergiant’s third game, sordid strife at Rockstar, mobile esports, baseball memories, fanny pack tips, and more. This podcast is so hot we need the Benz!
04/12/2016
Apr 12, 2016 • 177 min
Bonfire Watch 2016 is on! In between trips to the Steam forums, we touch on early Star Fox Zero impressions, unearthed Neo Geo prototypes, the Ratchet reboot, entering the Gungeon, Nintendo’s “friendly” market research, a variety of vape flavors, and the
04/05/2016
Apr 5, 2016 • 176 min
Another week, another VR launch. Also! Quantum Break, Killer Instinct season 3, Dark Souls III, the new Street Fighter V patch, that Doom beta, Nintendo dismissals, Final Fantasy announcements, Oculus uncertainty, and your emails!
03/29/2016
Mar 29, 2016 • 162 min
In between the launches of two VR headsets, we manage to… only talk about VR a little before delving into remastered adventure games, Street Fighter patches, early Dark Souls releases, some reminiscing about the good old days, and a whole bunch of Ninte
03/22/2016
Mar 22, 2016 • 186 min
With our glorious and/or horrible VR future nearly upon us, it’s time to take stock of all the headsets and games we tried at GDC, along with a bunch of regular old flat games, the strange future of the console business, the best in chips, a stack of your
03/15/2016
Mar 15, 2016 • 195 min
Our podcasting compatriots from 8-4 join us for another GDC check-in that includes a Division deep dive, gushing over Stardew Valley, a lot of game industry movin’ and shakin’, mobile clashes of various kinds, and more than a few trips down memory lane.
03/08/2016
Mar 8, 2016 • 208 min
This week’s show is packed to the gills with No Man’s Sky, The Division, Microsoft studio closures, the weird future of the Xbox, the strange saga of the Coleco Chameleon, some Street Fighter emails, the cleanliness of San Francisco sidewalks, and more!
03/01/2016
Mar 1, 2016 • 183 min
Another week, another super-pricey head-mounted doohickey. Also: thoughts on the Xbox Spring Showcase, Dota strife, the end of the PlayStation TV, Mass Effect rides, Mike Haggar’s campaign platform, and nighttime bathroom habits.
02/23/2016
Feb 23, 2016 • 152 min
Jeff returns from prehistory to talk about Far Cry Primal. Brad can’t stop daggering devils. Dan still likes Twilight Princess. Drew is a photochemical process. Aw man did you see that wolf?! #skate4
02/16/2016
Feb 16, 2016 • 187 min
The launch of Street Fighter V has brought out some strong feelings on this podcast, but we didn’t forget to hit XCOM 2, Firewatch, Quantum Break exclusivity, Fallout DLC, marital hijinks, unlikely fighting game match-ups, and the latest updates from the
02/09/2016
Feb 9, 2016 • 153 min
We “mourn” the passing of Super Bowl City before looking ahead to cheerier topics like the trials of XCOM 2, the wide-open expanses of Firewatch, the ongoing mystery of Godus, and the distressing meaning of the dark shower.
02/02/2016
Feb 2, 2016 • 173 min
This week from the new studio: Jason mourns the last Street Fighter V beta; Dan has begun to bear Witness; Brad really likes the mood lighting; Jeff has thoughts on Mario. All this plus your emails!
01/26/2016
Jan 26, 2016 • 130 min
We’ve been doing a lot of Witnessing and we’re very excited about it, but that doesn’t mean we forgot about Sony reorgs, mysterious Konami vans, fighting game failures, in-game crosshairs, questionable root beer, or mobile apps made by certain controversi
01/19/2016
Jan 19, 2016 • 169 min
Come for the handy tips on bathing your infant, stay for the lively chat about drinking at work, “getting” Resident Evil, plumbing the Darkest Dungeon, busting up Hitman, dredging up the Ninja Turtles, and chugging a 40 faster than anyone you know!
01/12/2016
Jan 12, 2016 • 175 min
We come perilously close to probing the mysteries of a dwarven fortress before retreating to the relative comfort of safer topics like XCOM 2, SNL movies, VR pricing, Valve retirements, desert buses, grocery haulists, rap skits, and… M*A*S*H?
01/05/2016
Jan 5, 2016 • 159 min
We’re *yawn* back from break and, uh, feelin’ refreshed in 2016! Time to remember how to talk as we chew the fat about Oculus Rift preorders, esports sales, Mario Maker websites, Steam breaches, Hall & Oates, and a year without Assassin’s Creed.
Giant Bomb’s Game of the Year 2015: Day Five
Jan 1, 2016 • 279 min
All threads converge on our final day of discussions, in which we’ll name the Best Use of FMV, Animal of the Year, Incremental/Idle Experience of the Year, and Best Game.
Giant Bomb’s Game of the Year 2015: Day Four
Dec 31, 2015 • 210 min
Four days in, Game of the Year stops for nothing! We’ve made it to Best Story, Best Styyyyyyyyyyle, Worst Game of the Year, and PLEASE STOP.
Giant Bomb’s Game of the Year 2015: Day Three
Dec 30, 2015 • 226 min
We’re at the halfway point in our week-long deliberations, with Best Debut, Best Multiplayer, Best Moment or Sequence, and Hottest Mess rounding out day three.
Giant Bomb’s Game of the Year 2015: Day Two
Dec 29, 2015 • 260 min
Our mammoth second day of GOTY deliberations gets rolling with categories including Best Music, Most Disappointing Game, Best Short-Time Game, and Best New Character.
Giant Bomb’s Game of the Year 2015: Day One
Dec 28, 2015 • 150 min
The gang’s all here to kick off our year-end deliberations with discussions on 2015’s Old Game of the Year, Best Surprise, Least Necessary HD Remaster, and Best Looking Game.
12/22/2015
Dec 22, 2015 • 177 min
The year’s almost over, so let’s quickly run over a little bit of news and dive headfirst into your emails and tmails! Tmails?
12/15/2015
Dec 15, 2015 • 152 min
As the holidays draw nigh, GameSpot’s Mary Kish joins in for a chilly chat about Nintendo patents, produce rankings, Star Wars saturation, the long-awaited release of Nuclear Throne, smelly VR, Pokemon pooping, more foreign movie titles, and the perils of
12/08/2015
Dec 8, 2015 • 166 min
It’s December. Where’d all this news come from? Oh well, time to break down all the goings-on out of the Game Awards and the PlayStation Experience with the help of one very special Irish guest. All this plus new offices, KGB spies, erstwhile hooahs, and
12/01/2015
Dec 1, 2015 • 215 min
The gang’s all here in what may be our longest and most chaotic episode ever. Black Friday strategies! Just Cause 3! NX release speculation! Lara Croft’s prepping tips! Very old emails! This week we’ve got it all.
11/24/2015
Nov 24, 2015 • 183 min
Hot topics this week include airsoft, stuff in Jeff’s garage, the new Bloodborne DLC, PlayStation 4 PlayStation 2 emulation, messing with the Steam Link and Controller, Xbox 360 memories, and more emails about synthetic weed than you ever thought possible
11/17/2015
Nov 17, 2015 • 213 min
Battlefront! Fallout! Tomb Raider! StarCraft! The games of holiday 2015 are upon us, but that doesn’t keep us from other important topics like old Bruce Lee games, Nintendo’s first post-Iwata Direct, the fate of System Shock, seafood pizza, a bunch of gam
11/10/2015
Nov 10, 2015 • 179 min
Fresh off of Extra Life, Chicago’s favorite son swoops in to chat about the biggest games of the season, open-world quality assurance, 6 billion dollar acquisitions, forced eSports, questionable parenting tips, a whole bunch of business minutes, and the j
11/03/2015
Nov 3, 2015 • 173 min
Drew’s back from Europe! Jeff’s bummed about Need for Speed! Dan’s a wrestling manager! Brad can’t really talk about Tomb Raider! Questionable tax advice! The mystery of Half-Life 3! Applebee’s vs. Chili’s! IHOP vs. Waffle House! Sweet ‘nade bro!
10/27/2015
Oct 27, 2015 • 179 min
Between fall video games shipping and Sony holding press conferences, we almost missed this week’s podcast! Luckily we rode our bears here from Paris to touch on all these topics, plus the quirks of Canadian money, the horrors of Bayou Billy, educational
LA Podfest 2015 Edition
Oct 21, 2015 • 93 min
Live from Los Angeles, it’s our show from the LA Podfest! Well, it was live when it happened. You’ll just have to trust us.
10/20/2015
Oct 20, 2015 • 153 min
A harrowing two-week journey without any video producers has begun, but we’ll survive by recruiting one Matthew Rorie to chat about water-cooled laptops, nasty time capsules, NES memories, not much Halo (yet), the NX timeline (again), the wonders of arcad
10/13/2015
Oct 13, 2015 • 193 min
Danny O’Dwyer joins us as we uncover the 10 Hottest Spots in Lisbon and discuss our adventures in amateur level design, disappearing Darth Vader, the FOB rebalance, the saga of Finicky Larry, mods for the console version of Fallout 4, that New Xbox One Ex
10/06/2015
Oct 6, 2015 • 172 min
It’s an indie-stravaganza this week with Undertale, The Beginner’s Guide, Read Only Memories, and Indivisible, along with a little much-needed Tony Hawk catharsis, some now-outdated Far Cry speculation, thoughts on wrasslin’ and Rock Band, and… yeah, OK
09/29/2015
Sep 29, 2015 • 161 min
Just as fall is starting to heat up, let’s talk about all the games we HAVEN’T played yet! Like Tony Hawk 5! And Lego Dimensions! And Destin…yeah, no, we’ve been playing way too much of that. Anyway, whatever. Video games! They’re back!
09/22/2015
Sep 22, 2015 • 140 min
We’ve got some new podcasting equipment, and we talked directly into it for your listening enjoyment! Just in time for Destiny: The Taken King, Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer, Tokyo Game Show: Not Much Happened, Video Games: A Few Got Delayed, Email
09/15/2015
Sep 15, 2015 • 164 min
Should Drew buy a Wii U? What’s the best emoji of 2015’s freshman class? Just how good IS Super Mario Maker? Does Forza 6 still have cars? All these and other burning questions will be explored on this week’s edition of… what’s this podcast called again
09/08/2015
Sep 8, 2015 • 140 min
Roughly 75 percent of this podcast is about Metal Gear Solid V, but we somehow manage to sneak in a tidbit here and there about Marty O’Donnell and the future of Destiny, new PS4 firmware business, Dan’s adventures in pants-buying, and the video game mona
09/01/2015
Sep 1, 2015 • 149 min
All anyone wants to do is play Metal Gear, but we also manage to squeeze in some chit-chat about Lara Croft Go, Mad Max, the HTC Vive, crowdfunded preorders, Christmas games, E40’s 40s, and getting too old for PAX.
08/25/2015
Aug 25, 2015 • 165 min
We talk about airplanes and drive-ins and video games and Metal Gear! Someone said “Sad Factory” and that was pretty funny! See you at PAX!
08/18/2015
Aug 18, 2015 • 186 min
We’ve got thoughts on movies new and old, and by golly, you’re gonna hear ‘em. Also: video game tattoos, way too much Metal Gear, doping in electronic sports, and Dan’s unexpected spiritual awakening. Don’t forget to tip your server!
08/11/2015
Aug 11, 2015 • 182 min
This week! Jeff’s clicking sakuras, Brad visited Tacoma, Jason’s sneaking in Galak-Z, and Dan’s boldly going… somewhere. Also: WOW expansions, Mafia announcements, Time Magazine covers, Dr. Dre albums, a vigorous conversation about nuts, and your emails
08/04/2015
Aug 4, 2015 • 161 min
Hot off the presses, straight from the streets, we’re here with the latest chatter about Microsoft’s Gamescom showing, the savage spaceship abuses of Galak-Z, Rare’s economy-sized 30-pack, the Konami surveillance state, and the weirdest changes to hit Des
07/28/2015
Jul 28, 2015 • 176 min
We console our sadness about the broken Street Fighter V beta by, um, talking a lot about Street Fighter, along with the new King’s Quest, the end of Ouya, way more Rocket League, super healthy living, super unhealthy clicking, and the war of humans again
07/21/2015
Jul 20, 2015 • 138 min
When Brad’s away, you’ll get to play… a new episode of the Giant Bombcast, that is! Join Jeff, Dan, Drew, and Jason for another installment of the world’s only video game podcast as we discuss Street Fighter V’s post-release purchasing plans, Rising Thu
07/14/2015
Jul 14, 2015 • 185 min
We come together to talk about the untimely passing of Nintendo’s Satoru Iwata before moving on to lighter topics like Rocket League, EA’s Jade Raymond, The Magic Circle, face-scannin’, the dissolution of KojiPro, and… look out everyone, Kratos is MAD!!
07/07/2015
Jul 7, 2015 • 194 min
Bellies full with deep-fried candy bars, we’re ready to dig deep into the Nintendo PlayStation, weird Minecraft news, the dubious allure of Fallout Shelter, multiple weird Japanese fighting games, Nintendo’s tough investor talk, hot pepper facts, and much
06/30/2015
Jun 30, 2015 • 175 min
This week: a lot of PlayStation Vue gets vued, we all played Batman, dances get very expensive, Dan definitely shouldn’t play with fireworks, and Driveclub will never, ever be spoken of again. All this, plus your emails!
06/23/2015
Jun 23, 2015 • 172 min
We’ve dragged ourselves from the smoldering wreckage of E3 to wrap up some lingering topics from the show, including impressions of Horizon: Zero Dawn, Black Ops 3, Rise of the Tomb Raider, and MGS5, the incontinent effects of VR, that new Xbox One UI, fi
E3 2015: Giant Bomb’s Day 3 Live Broadcast
Jun 20, 2015 • 203 min
Given the way E3 2015 ended, we’re not sure if it’ll even be possible to have an E3 2016.
E3 2015: Giant Bomb’s Day 2 Live Broadcast
Jun 18, 2015 • 152 min
E3 continues to burn down Los Angeles as we bring in a big ol’ range of people working on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, Tony Hawk 5, Volume, Destiny, Below, Rock Band 4, and professional wrestling!
E3 2015: Giant Bomb’s Day 1 Live Broadcast
Jun 17, 2015 • 155 min
We collect a wicked assortment of guests and cover virtual reality, Microsoft’s Hololens, Def Jam Icon, the number of explosions found in Just Cause 3, Halo 5’s new warzone mode, playing soccer in a prison camp, how the heck the Xbox One is emulating 360
The Giant Bombcast E3 2015 Sealed Envelope Spectacular
Jun 16, 2015 • 166 min
We plow through all the remaining games Jeff saw at judges’ week before launching into a bunch of predictions about what already happened at E3!
E3 2015: The Giant Bomb E3 2015 Attack Plan
Jun 12, 2015
Where are we? When are we streaming? What’s going on in Los Angeles next week? Get all the answers right here!
06/09/2015
Jun 9, 2015 • 169 min
With E3 close on the horizon, Jeff starts spilling the beans on stuff like Fortnite and Metal Gear Solid 5, Fallout 4 makes itself known, the rebirth of Digital Eclipse turns a few heads, a long-overdue mattress update appears, then we all get knighted. S
06/02/2015
Jun 2, 2015 • 162 min
Hey, who splattered ink all over this podcast? We’re diving deep into Splatoon, E3 sandwiches, XCOM with swords, impressions of Batman: Arkham Knight and Lego Dimensions, killer shadows, and the great Amiibo caper of 2015.
05/26/2015
May 26, 2015 • 180 min
Straight out of the emergency backup recording shelter, we’ve cobbled together our thoughts on The Witcher 3, Mad Max (the game), Eurovision 2015, that Star Citizen leak, new-old Need for Speed, Dan’s childhood machinations… and Destiny: House of Wolves
05/19/2015
May 19, 2015 • 161 min
Bay to Breakers may have scoured the landscape clean, but we were safely cowering in our suck buckets the whole time! Now we’re back to go in-depth with The Witcher 3, ponder Mario & Luigi & Puzzle & Dragons, try to get excited about another A
05/12/2015
May 12, 2015 • 184 min
This week, it’s Kirkhope vs. Wise! Sword vs. whip! Dan vs. figs! The Giant Bombcast is all about strife… and also dabbling with The Witcher 3, pondering the Desert Golf endgame, drinking in The Old Blood, cohabitating with Notch, and spending even more
05/05/2015
May 5, 2015 • 215 min
This week! We say later to Letterman, Drew gets back into Dirt ‘n Destiny, Brad and Jeff cast their lot in the Great Composer Showdown 2015, Dan’s never seen Law & Order. Westerado! Project CARS! Avalon mysteries! Billy Corgan! Nuclear missiles!
04/28/2015
Apr 28, 2015 • 226 min
Vinny and Alex party-in-the-sky their way from New Yawk to San Francisco so we can chat about the Silent Hills that wasn’t, Valve’s paid-mod calamity, the fully formed Broken Age, the Telltale fast food tie-in, video game knockoffs, lady MCs, the future o
04/21/2015
Apr 21, 2015 • 184 min
Giant Bomb Action News is live on the scene with the latest on high-speed chases (onscreen and off), Star Wars of all kinds, Mortal Kombat hacks, Titan Souls, still more Bloodborne, celebrity governors, our expert E3 strategies, and the uncertain whereabo
04/14/2015
Apr 14, 2015 • 186 min
Mortal Monday may be over, but we’re still here to talk about MK past and present, the martial absurdity of WMAC Masters, the return of (FMV) Guitar Hero, the travails of video game preservation, a crash course in Irish, the Oestreicher origin story, and
04/07/2015
Apr 7, 2015 • 178 min
We interrupt your regularly scheduled video game podcast for a special report on DMX’s latest legal troubles. Now back to way more Bloodborne chat, the latest direct from Nintendo, Drew’s trip south of the border, the death of OnLive, and a belated elegy
03/31/2015
Mar 31, 2015 • 186 min
What’s the haps, daddy-o? This week the Giant Bombcast is spinning all the platters that matter, like that brand new hit record Axiom Verge, more Bloodborne, the Wrasslemania fallout, the mystery of Puzzle & Dragons, the modern Kickstarter landscape,
03/24/2015
Mar 24, 2015 • 178 min
Bloodborne is out, we’ve played a lot of it, and we’ll now discuss it in excruciating detail! Also: Pillars of Eternity, The Handsome Collection, Nintendo on mobile, the Kojima future, eau de burgers, Rorie’s frequent pee breaks, and tips for taming your
03/17/2015
Mar 17, 2015 • 205 min
As St. Patrick scourges the land, we hunker down in our bunker to discuss adventures in civic planning, the glut of dumb cop-show games, Final Fantasies of all stripes, Ori and the Delightful Difficulty, the return (?) of Joe Montana, further uses for liq
03/10/2015
Mar 10, 2015 • 157 min
We’ve clawed our way back from the great white hellscape that is Boston to wrap up the business out of PAX and GDC before turning our attention to more pertinent topics. Can you take a 3DS into North Korea? Where’s Chris Cashman these days? And who the he
3/3/2015
Mar 3, 2015 • 200 min
Fresh from Japan, 8-4’s John Ricciardi and Mark MacDonald are here to talk about, well, Monster Hunter and Destiny! Wait, where are you goi…um, and also the state of games in Japan, VR VR VR, the (non-)revival of old PC games, the whereabouts of Koji Ig
55/2015
Feb 24, 2015 • 176 min
This week, Simon says “Bleed… and then listen to our chatter about Dan’s adventures in San Angeles, all about The Order, the Kirby curse, award-winning middleware, the magic of unaffiliated local TV, and the many endings of Red Dead Redemption. OK, you
02/17/2015
Feb 17, 2015 • 164 min
After a weekend honoring our founding fathers, we’re back with the straight dope on Evolve, Tekken vs. Soul Calibur, sidewalk-poop-as-entertainment, the game of the (last) generation, 40 years of SNL, the trials and tribulations of Peter Molyneux, and our
02/10/2015
Feb 10, 2015 • 181 min
This week! Mortal Kombat oldsters, the clumsy climbing of Grow Home, Jeff’s adventures on the Chinese Internet, the updating of automotive firmware, and how to obtain membership at the Super Elite Zelda country club. Please apply the Giant Bombcast direct
02/03/2015
Feb 3, 2015 • 177 min
Our very favorite Irishman Danny O’Dwyer joins us to shake off Super Bowl hangovers and talk about European American Football, the down low on Dying Light, SOE’s sudden independence, the dangers of Mendocino County, and the most learned analysis of Ninten
01/27/2015
Jan 27, 2015 • 144 min
Everyone’s back from San Antonio and other parts unknown to run down PAX South before addressing the pertinent issues of the day, like that new Majora’s Mask, Dying Light, Norm MacDonald’s storied career, multiple Resident Evils, the plight of the noble l
01/20/2015
Jan 20, 2015 • 193 min
This century is 15 percent over, and it’s high time we pondered the important questions! For instance: What are Colin Quinn’s current whereabouts? Is Gat out of Hell any good? What the heck is up with Rock Band? When, where, and what is Nintendo’s next ha
01/13/2015
Jan 13, 2015 • 194 min
Video games, and the people who love them! Herein lies discussion of The Talos Principle, emulated Marios, Internet video archival strategies, Drew’s adventures in spacefaring, the magic of Puyo Puyo Tetris, and illicit uses for your cough syrup.
01/06/2015
Jan 6, 2015 • 158 min
Welcome to 2015! We’re getting our obvious Back to the Future II jokes out of the way nice and early so we can move on to more important topics like holiday hijinks, Dan’s debilitating disease, console network outages, the white whale that is Mike Tyson,
Giant Bomb Game of the Year 2014: Day Five
Dec 30, 2014 • 254 min
No brakes on the GOTY train! We’re plowing through to the Best Game of 2014, but not before we also name Best Horror Game, Worst Game, and the coveted PLEASE STOP.
Giant Bomb Game of the Year 2014: Day Four
Dec 29, 2014 • 94 min
We’re coming down the home stretch, but there are still winners to select for Hottest Mess, Best Moment or Sequence, Best Local Multiplayer, and Best Styyyyyyyyyyle!
Giant Bomb Game of the Year 2014: Day Three
Dec 28, 2014 • 109 min
The deliberations rage on, with winners for Best New Character, Best Early Access Experience, Best Console Exclusives, and Best Debut emerging from the fray.
Giant Bomb Game of the Year 2014: Day Two
Dec 27, 2014 • 149 min
Game of the Year continues! It’s time to hash out the winners of Best Story, Best Music, Best Short-Time Game, and Most Disappointing Game.
Giant Bomb Game of the Year 2014: Day One
Dec 26, 2014 • 145 min
Our annual awardstravaganza commences with deliberations on 2014’s Old Game of the Year, Best Surprise, Best-Looking Game, and, uh, Most Likely To Be Frog Fractions 2!
12/23/2014
Dec 23, 2014 • 179 min
With the rest of the team out for the holiday break or feverishly finishing up our Game of the Year content, Jeff and Matthew sit down to take a handful of your questions on a variety of topics.
12/16/2014
Dec 16, 2014 • 167 min
A couple of tall, dark and handsome clowns blow into town to tell the tallest tales of comically large telephones, Jeff’s history with the Dark Carnival, the latest Surge surge, the “truth” about the Wa “brothers,” November hardware sales, the likely wher
12/09/2014
Dec 9, 2014 • 174 min
Who went and gave the video game industry permission to break all this news in December? We convene our eight-seat roundtable of experts to discuss all the latest happenings at the Game Awards and PlayStation Experience, along with the passing of Ralph Ba
12/02/2014
Dec 2, 2014 • 225 min
The holidays are almost upon us, and we’re cramming every last person we can into this podcast just for you! The entire current Giant Bomb staff is here to discuss the games of the day, the perils of home ownership, why you’d want a mortgage, living in ge
11/25/2014
Nov 25, 2014 • 211 min
We’re reconvening the drink council for a very important test before moving on to the regular business of, uh, talking about whatever. There’s a new Geometry Wars! Master Chief Collection is still broken! Smash Bros. came out! Little girls hate Quick Look
11/18/2014
Nov 18, 2014 • 198 min
Rorie substitutes in for Drew to chat about the latest Age of Dragons before we move on to kneecap last week’s shoddy releases. There’s no talking in the library, but plenty of talk about Far Cry 4, the new GTA V, Corbin Bernsen’s directing career, PlaySt
11/11/2014
Nov 11, 2014 • 173 min
The fourth quarter is HEATING UP, and Giant Bomb Action News is on the scene to report on Assassin’s Creed: Unity, the Master Chief Collection, “new” Blizzard games, the Mario Stack Rank, the return of one Mr. Hawk, and the true identity of the rap game K
11/04/2014
Nov 4, 2014 • 178 min
Dan’s back from his Kansas City odyssey to regale us with tales of… well, you’ll see, plus the annual Call of Duty check-in, Freddie Mercury’s Sunset Overdrive, the true value of Donkey Kong Country, Dennis Dyack’s re-return, the latest Canseco mishap,
10/28/2014
Oct 28, 2014 • 147 min
We’re fresh (?!) off of Extra Life to recap strategies for stayin’ up all night, Drew’s globetrotting adventures, more on Sunset Overdrive, the not-very-mysterious identity of Quartermann, Xbox price drops, and the gastric processes of vampires.
10/21/2014
Oct 21, 2014 • 198 min
With Drew wrapping up his odyssey on the other side of the world, Jason’s back to keep the podcast party going with more on Bayonetta 2, Sunset Overdrive, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, Killer Instinct Season 2, Axl Rose’s favorite pinball phrases, some byg
10/14/2014
Oct 14, 2014 • 170 min
With the Destiny raid completed, we sit back and, um, chat about the Destiny raid… Wait, come back! Jason A. Striker joins us to talk Bayonetta 2, The Evil Within, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, the new New 3DS, more on AC: Unity resolutions, nice bounty
10/07/2014
Oct 7, 2014 • 203 min
We’re back from Black Rock City with all the latest on art cars, sex tents, desert drugs, and video games! Matthew “Matt” Rorie joins us to chat Driveclub, Alien: Isolation, even more on the Destiny endgame, beaver butts, the 900th P, and Dan Ryckert’s fe
09/30/2014
Sep 30, 2014 • 184 min
Quarter four is upon us and it’s all games all the time around here, with in-depth chattin’ about Shadow of Mordor, Forza Horizon 2, Super Smash Bros. 3DS, and Gauntlet. Well, fine, you can also hang around for our favorite hangover avoidance strategies.
09/23/2014
Sep 23, 2014 • 132 min
It’s an Irish invasion as GameSpot’s Danny O’Dwyer joins us to talk about the right way to enjoy Destiny, the wrong way to parse English accents, whatever the hell Final Fantasy is now, and the perils of programming video games. It has been two (2) weeks
09/16/2014
Sep 16, 2014 • 181 min
Destiny still rules the video game talk around these parts… but then, who just listens to this podcast for games? Especially when you can also hear about hot topics like dying on Mars, drinking on battleships, the John Carmack Tweet of the Week, and TWO
09/09/2014
Sep 9, 2014 • 132 min
Destiny is here and it’s time to talk about it. Once we’ve gone over our first few hours with Bungie’s latest, stick around for further discussion of Drew’s introduction to local wrestling, Dan’s recipe for bathtub chicken, and the popularity of Giant Bom
09/02/2014
Sep 2, 2014 • 132 min
Join us as we mop up the last little bit of PAX Prime business before moving on to more pressing discussions about eating bugs, Sony’s TGS news, Frasier Pinball, the marvels of food science, and how to survive the apocalypse.
08/26/2014
Aug 26, 2014 • 132 min
Not even the earth shaking beneath our feet can stop us from talking about bad Mario Kart tournaments, Infamous: First Light, the feasibility of Star Citizen, the Amazon/Twitch deal, Smash Bros. leaks, and another of Dan’s awful, awful stories.
08/19/2014
Aug 19, 2014 • 132 min
With Dan out at SummerSlam, Matt Rorie joins us to… have a lengthy conversation about professional wrestling, not to mention discussions of platform exclusivity, the Gamescom meat grinder, John Romero’s return to shooters, and how to protect your virtua
08/12/2014
Aug 12, 2014 • 208 min
Jeff is back in the office…just long enough to tell us about his budding career as a pro Blitzball player. Brad played games other than Dota. Drew did battle in Golden Gate Park. Dan’s been hanging out with the riff raff again. All this, plus your scari
08/05/2014
Aug 5, 2014 • 186 min
Newly minted Sony company man John T. Drake has completed his cross-country trek just in time to discuss the mystery of Matt Kessler, the riddle of Dan Ryckert, the curse of historic Barkerville, and the dilemma of Dwayne Johnson.
07/29/2014
Jul 29, 2014 • 194 min
We’re live from the great state of Silicon Valley, USA with a hot list of summer tips to keep your water usage cool and conservational! Then you can beat the heat with the latest on Firefall, Destiny, Velvet Sundown, The Last of Us Remastered, and the end
07/22/2014
Jul 23, 2014 • 222 min
Brad’s fresh off a plane from The International 4 to talk about rare couriers! Oh, and also Dota 2. Drew is a Ghostship Snowpiercer. Jeff plays too much bingo. Dan Ryckert doesn’t know how to cook. Plus your incredible edible emails!
07/15/2014
Jul 15, 2014 • 150 min
Sentris developer Samantha Kalman drops by to chat with us about GaymerX2, the value of programming, the Nintendo 64’s forgotten lineup, electronic sports, the secret identity of Freezyfrog, microbial science, and Dan Ryckert’s odd, odd palate.
07/08/2014
Jul 8, 2014 • 135 min
July rages on with discussion of important games like horseshoes. Also we discuss Cliff Blezinski’s new operation, Gearbox’s new hobby-grade meta-growth video gaming product, Destiny’s ninety different versions, Mighty No. 9’s hat-passing techniques, and
07/01/2014
Jun 30, 2014 • 125 min
Brad returns from vacation to discuss his handheld travel adventures while Jeff and Drew wax poetic about the news of the week, shooting Nazis in their privates, buying Japanese PSN games, and your emails. This week: Why can’t Jeff stop playing Marvel Her
06/24/2014
Jun 24, 2014 • 133 min
Drew and Jeff are joined by a pair of guests as we discuss table flipping arcade games, the mysterious appearance of Vince, EA’s UFC, Primal Rage 2, floppy disk versions of Strider, and “football.”
06/17/2014
Jun 17, 2014 • 143 min
E3 2014 has come and gone, and we’re left to pick up the pieces with further ruminations on No Man’s Sky, Battlefield Hardline, Far Cry 4, and Destiny, along with Drew’s weekend combat experience, Danny’s Irish plague, Rorie’s E3 at home, and the one emai
E3 2014: Day Three LIVE!
Jun 13, 2014 • 225 min
We close out the show with our impressions and a lineup of guests that includes Ed Boon, Zoe Quinn, Geoff Keighley, Alexa Ray Corriea, Josh Sawyer, Abbie Heppe, Rami Ismail, Paul Barnett, and more!
E3 2014: Day Two LIVE!
Jun 12, 2014 • 199 min
We’re joined by Some Brothers McElroy, Cara Ellison, Casey Lynch, Mikey Neumann, Beef O’Brady, Seth Killian, Wes Phillips, Jeremy Hoffman, Chris Charla, Mike Mika, Dennis Wedin, Nathan Vella, Kris Piotrowski, Greg Rice, Rayme Vinson, Abbie Heppe, and more
E3 2014: Day One LIVE!
Jun 11, 2014 • 164 min
We’re joined by Palmer Luckey, Shuhei Yoshida, Phil Spencer, Dave Lang, Adam Boyes, Greg Kasavin, Sean Murray, John Mamais, and a host of additional luminaries as our first day of E3 2014 wraps up!
06/10/2014: E3 Preview and Predictions!
Jun 10, 2014 • 149 min
We gather together the week before E3 to cover the games Jeff saw during his pre-show sojourn and make a bunch of very half-cocked predictions. Listen in to see just how wrong we were!
E3 2014: Day Zero Wrap-Up!
Jun 10, 2014
The press conferences are over and we’re wrapping up with friends from 8-4, Harmonix, and more!
06/03/2014
Jun 3, 2014 • 157 min
It’s the week before E3 and we’re just going to shout “Pushmo World” over and over again. OK, well, maybe we’ll talk a bit about Batman: Arkham Knight, Mortal Kombat X, Sonic Boom, Mario Kart 8, Battlefield Hardline, Forza Horizon 2, PSO2’s English chance
05/27/2014
May 27, 2014 • 158 min
Games, games, games! We’re talking about Watch Dogs, we’re talking about The Order, we’re talking about Driveclub, we’re talking about The Evil Within, Lego Batman 3, UFC, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, Evolve, the process of packing and moving, French v
05/20/2014
May 20, 2014 • 193 min
We break down the latest details in the Grand Giant Bomb Expansion Plan and then cover the Kinectless Xbox One, the relevance of E3, Nintendo’s Wi-Fi Connection (or lack thereof), Rockstar, Superhot, Far Cry 4, that Halo stuff, Night Trap, and your emails
05/13/2014
May 13, 2014 • 166 min
Greg Kasavin and Danny O’Dwyer join us as we talk about Super Time Force, Sunset Overdrive, releasing a game, Eurovision, butt holes in your wall, and how many pillows is enough pillows.
05/06/2014
May 6, 2014 • 160 min
The Giant Bomb Gang reconvenes to discuss the proper lineage of Datel’s cheat devices, that Kevin Spacey Call of Duty thing, Sony’s grip of indie announcements, DIsney’s Marvel thing, the ambitions of Zenimax’s legal team, and all that.
04/29/2014
Apr 29, 2014 • 160 min
We get ourselves into a room and discuss landfill diving for old video games, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, James Bond making out with imaginary ladies, firebombs, the new Skylanders, Colorado’s view of Dave Lang, Vinny’s hometown, and more!
04/22/2014
Apr 22, 2014 • 141 min
We briefly celebrate the anniversary of the Game Boy and get into a little Trials Fusion before trying to figure out what the heck is happening over at Naughty Dog, what the heck is happening over at Bungie, and what the heck is up with Spider-Man on the
04/15/2014
Apr 15, 2014 • 122 min
A trio of Giant Bomb compadres compare notes on PAX East 2014, Wrestlemania 2000, tank simulators, Trials Fusion, Snoop Dogg’s latest release, Johnny Gat’s latest cameo, drinking soda in front of a camera, and more stuff!
04/08/2014
Apr 8, 2014 • 137 min
Brad returns from the wilderness of his mind to talk with us about Dark Souls II for the PC, that new Batman game, Amy Hennig’s new Star Wars gig, the fine art of launching missiles, the appeal of Dynasty Warriors, our PAX East plans, Amazon’s new Fire TV
04/01/2014
Apr 1, 2014 • 158 min
Illness befalls the Giant Bomb office and Vinny, Drew, and Jeff must soldier on to discuss Facebook’s purchase of the Oculus Rift, Diablo III’s new adventure mode, Elder Scrolls Online, the budding conflict between Liverpool and Manchester by way of Japan
03/25/2014
Mar 25, 2014 • 153 min
We clear away the post-GDC haze to discuss Sony’s virtual reality plans, Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, Arrowhead’s new Gauntlet reboot, hot firmware updates, Infamous: Second Son, and another batch of profoundly terrible listener mail.
03/18/2014
Mar 18, 2014 • 198 min
We get a Chicago double as Patrick Klepek comes home to the Giant Bombcast for GDC week! Also, he brought Iron Galaxy’s Dave Lang with him, and we discuss Luftrausers, Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes, Dark Souls 2, and real steps you can take to make Wind
03/11/2014
Mar 11, 2014 • 166 min
Drummer, professional traveler, and apparent Grim Reaper John Drake joins us to discuss the horrible things he’s seen on the road, the release of Titanfall, the continued non-release of Driveclub, the release of Amy Hennig, the release of Jack Tretton, th
03/04/2014
Mar 4, 2014 • 160 min
Your favorite Australian fashion podcast returns with a special video-game-themed episode! Thong talk alongside discussion of South Park, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2, the Diablo III patch, Loadout, and more? Sounds like a good time, mate! Koala bears.
02/25/2014
Feb 25, 2014 • 211 min
Things heat up as the release calendar intensifies, forcing us to discuss hot new releases such as Thief, Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2, Epic Pinball, and Tyrian.
02/18/2014
Feb 18, 2014 • 177 min
Vinny leaves his home in search of information about the upcoming human/cyborg conflict while Jeff stays home to type “start” into a Twitch chat window over and over again. Drew flies a plane. Oh, and Brad Shoemaker rushes in to talk about that DLC for Th
02/11/2014
Feb 11, 2014 • 208 min
The podcast gang reforms to discuss Super Metroid. Oh, and also Bravely Default, more horrific workplace nudity, Dungeon Keeper (not that one, the other one), Jeff’s trip to the DICE Summit, Titanfall on the Xbox 360, the business of arcade games in laund
02/04/2014
Feb 4, 2014 • 189 min
Will Smith and Dave Snider join us as we swap tales of games, space battles, and workplace nightmare scenarios. Everything a good woodworking podcast needs.
01/28/2014
Jan 28, 2014 • 157 min
Vinny practices The Castle Doctrine while Jeff makes a serious attempt to become a Strider. Meanwhile, Drew gets into something wild while Brad continues to suffer from a crippling MOBA addiction. Also, we talk Nintendo, getting “Genesis big,” Las Vegas,
01/21/2014
Jan 21, 2014 • 179 min
Giant Bomb checks in this week with timely coverage of Dark Souls, Broken Age, OlliOlli, Beyond 2000, cataloguing your classics, how to kill the teens of Maniac Mansion, and the precise number of Atari 2600s a person should own.
01/14/2014
Jan 14, 2014 • 202 min
The health experts at Giant Bomb finally wade into the flu vaccine debate, then we discuss the deeper nuances of Action Biker for the Commodore 64, some of this Dota 2 business, and end up talking about Ryu’s magical/not-magical abilities some more.
01/07/2014
Jan 7, 2014 • 178 min
It’s CES week, so you know that means it’s time to talk televisions! Get down and dirty with our resolution resolutions for 2014… or should we say 2014K????? Because 4K televisions, you know? Anyway, video games.
12/31/2013
Dec 30, 2013 • 112 min
This episode of the Giant Bombcast was filmed live in front of a webcam audience. The audio is pretty rough for the first five minutes, then it gets better. But it’s still not as good as it sounds when we’re in a studio, because we weren’t in a studio. Th
Giant Bomb Game of the Year 2013: Day Five
Dec 27, 2013 • 201 min
The final day is upon us, so sit down and get angry as we determine Giant Bomb’s Best Horror Game, “Please Stop,” Worst Game, and Best Game. Best game!
Giant Bomb Game of the Year 2013: Day Four
Dec 26, 2013 • 116 min
Day four is here and it’s time to talk about 2013’s Hottest Mess, Best Moment or Sequence, Best Use of a Licensed Song, and the Biggest News.
Giant Bomb Game of the Year 2013: Day Three
Dec 25, 2013 • 97 min
Strap in and prepare yourself as we get set to debate Best Exclusive Launch Game, Apology of the Year, Best Trend, and Best Debut.
Giant Bomb Game of the Year 2013: Day Two
Dec 24, 2013 • 141 min
Giant Bomb’s deliberations continue as we determine the winners of Best Story, Best Music, Most Disappointing Game, and Best New Character.
Giant Bomb Game of the Year 2013: Day One
Dec 23, 2013 • 124 min
We convene to determine the winners of 2013’s Old Game of the Year, URL of the Year, Best Surprise, and Best-Looking Game as this year’s Game of the Year presentation commences!
12/17/2013
Dec 17, 2013 • 156 min
We close out the year in “typical” podcasting with one that’s loaded up solid with your emails.
12/10/2013
Dec 10, 2013 • 176 min
The crew convenes just before beginning the long trek to determine Giant Bomb’s Official and Binding Game of the Year for 2013 to talk about Peggle 2, Starbound, Doki-Doki Universe, and other such video games.
12/03/2013
Dec 3, 2013 • 131 min
“Eastside” Alex Navarro comes to town to discuss cold weather and trampolines, but the rest of us are on-hand to discuss video games! (Also, Thanksgiving.)
11/26/2013
Nov 26, 2013 • 211 min
Atlus gets serious about another generation of video game consoles, Drew goes for a run. Brad and Vinny think about earning PP while Jeff lives the life of a pirate.
11/19/2013
Nov 20, 2013 • 210 min
“Scoops” of the popular morning show, Scoops & The Wolf, joins the team for a special video-game-themed episode, where we discuss current generation video game devices, like the Sony PlayStation 4, Microsoft Xbox One, and Nintendo Wii U.
11/12/2013
Nov 12, 2013 • 168 min
Brad talks about Dota 2, Jeff shares his years of industry knowledge, and Drew recalls his weekend adventures. EVERYTHING IS UNDER CONTROL!
11/05/2013: That’s a Tuesday!
Nov 5, 2013 • 174 min
The Giant Bomb Gang reflects on its marathon livestreaming weekend while discussing deep Windjammers strats, Call of Duty For Ghosts, Kameo, that ill-advised pizza order, how to give candy to children, and a distinct lack of Diretide.
10/29/2013
Oct 29, 2013 • 163 min
Drew gets deep into video game nudity while Vinny explores his piratical side. Jeff and Brad steal a big-rig full of beer and attempt to smuggle it into Dota City before sundown.
10/22/2013
Oct 22, 2013 • 150 min
With Jeff out of town we get a chance to savor topics including Beyond: Two Souls, the PS4, The Stanley Parable, and our legitimate concerns about the Holodeck. It’s the most grande Bombcast ever!
10/15/2013
Oct 15, 2013 • 161 min
Jeff warns the team of the dangers of pipe dope while Vinny misses his winDOw. Brad and Drew atTempt to find new wAys 2 receive the signal.
10/08/2013
Oct 8, 2013 • 170 min
Vinny attempts to live out his solo crime saga while Jeff bangs his head against Grand Theft Auto V’s online component. Meanwhile, Drew learns a valuable lesson about a different kind of automotive thievery. Brad buys a Wii U in preparation for the inevit
10/01/2013
Oct 1, 2013 • 198 min
The gang reconvenes to discuss Brad’s Grand Theft Auto V vacation, Jeff’s love of thunderstorms, Steam’s odd future, Drew’s descent into ArmA III, the power of alcohol, Vinny’s voicework career, and the idea of playing Dota 2 on a controller.
09/24/2013
Sep 24, 2013 • 193 min
With that pesky Brad Shoemaker out on vacation, we can finally get down and dirty with the rest of the team’s favorite game, Dota 2. Grand Theft Auto V, America’s Cup, fireworks, SteamOS, and way more video games are also discussed.
09-17-2013
Sep 17, 2013 • 168 min
Jeff has some things to say about Grand Theft Auto V while Vinny attempts to talk Brad off the ledge after a dismal Dota 2 weekend. Meanwhile Drew looks on from his jet simulator, disapprovingly.
09-10-2013
Sep 10, 2013 • 188 min
Vinny returns from vacation with a secret. Brad ponders the fate of open-world video games. Drew crashes a Jetski. Jeff looks on, disapprovingly. Dota 2 gets caught up in a liquor store heist gone horribly wrong.
09-03-2013
Sep 3, 2013 • 143 min
Jeff, Brad, and Drew go over their final PAX notes to discuss Samurai Gunn, Grand Theft Auto V, Steamworld Dig, games for the Vita, extreme PAX panel injuries, D.O.T.A. II, potential butt energy, and a hot grip of your emails on this emails-focused podcas
08/27/2013
Aug 27, 2013 • 183 min
This week’s podcast gets down and dirty on the real with further discussion of submarines, Saints Row IV, Lost Planet 3, Splinter Cell, trying to buy a hybrid, Final Fantasy XIV-2, bathroom design, how to handle dust, and all the Dota 2 that you can possi
08-20-2013
Aug 20, 2013 • 201 min
The gang gets together to discuss John Cena’s catchphrase, the magic of Disney Infinity, the even-more-magic of krokodil, Dota 2, Gone Home, Ultima Forever vs. Plants vs. Zombies, War Thunder, GTA Online, and the value of pretending to be into football.
08-13-2013
Aug 13, 2013 • 232 min
The Giant Bomb Podcast Gang reconvenes to talk about Microsoft’s inability to commit, Vinny’s ability to Pikmin, introducing new people to the Oculus Rift, and a new multiplayer online battle arena video game called Dota II.
08-06-2013
Aug 6, 2013 • 211 min
We pile five-deep into a room to discuss the finer points of Uncle Luke, the magic of iRacing, Bioshock Infinite’s add-ons, what it’s like to speak directly to the Ultimate Warrior, beeeeeees, Atlus, and why you should NEVER bet on DBZ. Dota 2.
07-30-2013
Jul 30, 2013 • 163 min
The cast and crew of Giant Bomb dot com get together to discuss the PAX 10, Drew’s trip to an aircraft carrier, Ridiculous Fishing, Phil Fishing, Reel Fishing, real fishing, and Valve’s hot new online strategy game, Defense of the Ancients II.
07-23-2013
Jul 23, 2013 • 220 min
We let Zartan burn as we discuss the right time to release DLC, getting/being old, Rockapella, this “Dota 2” game, and that evil Nintendo salesrabbit.
07-16-2013
Jul 16, 2013 • 158 min
Bombcast! continues with some bootleg high-pitched music, video games to play when you barely feel like playing video games, and… Dota 2. Yeah, again.
07-09-2013
Jul 10, 2013 • 126 min
Giant Bomb comes together to remember our dear friend and colleague, Ryan Davis.
07-02-2013
Jul 2, 2013 • 158 min
Jeff, Brad, and Drew sit back and spin a yarn about surfing, the Saints, Don Mattrick, the infinite power of cloud magic, and… sure, numbers stations. Why not?
06-25-2013
Jun 25, 2013 • 178 min
We talk The Biggest Little City, The Last of Us, the fate of Phantasy Star Online 2, virtual Slurpee machines, Ken Levine’s Logan’s Run, bricked PlayStation 3s, Microsoft’s shocking Xbox One DRM policy revision, and more!
06-18-2013
Jun 18, 2013 • 187 min
Before we ship Patrick off to the hot streets of Chicago, we get the gang back together to reflect on the events of E3 2013.
E3 2013 Day Three
Jun 14, 2013 • 184 min
E3 2013: case closed.
E3 2013 Day Two
Jun 13, 2013 • 171 min
We bring Cliff Bleszinski, Jonathan Blow, Vince Zampella and the Respawn team, John Drake and Eric Pope from Harmonix, and Double Fine’s own Brad Muir in for questioning.
E3 2013 Day One
Jun 12, 2013 • 185 min
Special guests from Naughty Dog, Polygon, Gearbox, Game Informer, and more join us for our first nightly wrap-up from E3 2013. Includes bonus pre-show banter!
E3 2013: The Sealed Envelope
Jun 11, 2013 • 94 min
Recorded prior to Monday’s dramatic press conferences, Jeff shares more of his Judges’ Week experiences, while the whole staff makes predictions that are, in hindsight, hilarious.
06-04-2013
Jun 4, 2013 • 218 min
We stress out about E3s past and future, free-to-play games, Kickstarter, and more! Mostly E3, though.
05-28-2013
May 29, 2013 • 208 min
Vinny dives into the sordid world of voice-acting for toys and grapples with gophers, Jeff shares his first weekend with the Oculus Rift, and we all discuss FUSE, Valve economics, next-gen aftermarkets, The Swapper, the dark side of Star Trek, and more!
05-21-2013
May 21, 2013 • 187 min
Hot on the heels of Microsoft’s Xbox One reveal event, we talk at length about the forthcoming next-gen console battle. Also Star Trek. And spiders. Go Bears!
05-14-2013
May 15, 2013 • 202 min
With Jeff out of the office on pre-E3 business, we spend an inordinate amount of time on Durango speculation while also finding the time to talk Metro: Last Light, Wolfenstein: The New Order, Prison Architect, and more!
05-07-2013
May 7, 2013 • 206 min
Ryan mistakes Bob Hoskins for dead; Jeff loves Riff-Raff; Vinny loves sleep; Brad loves Dota 2; Patrick loves Ellen; the gang learns what the best console is; the Shmoo is real.
04-30-2013
Apr 30, 2013 • 195 min
Patrick’s back from Iceland with three solid hours of Bjork stories.
04-23-2013
Apr 23, 2013 • 199 min
Brad discovers a use for interns in Dota 2; Patrick prepares for Reyjkavik; Ryan endorses the Neti pot; Jeff is assaulted by the Neti pot; Vinny hangs drywall.
04-16-2013
Apr 16, 2013 • 158 min
Vinny finds new homes for old possessions; Jeff fantasizes about his own Coke Freestyle machine; Patrick considers a new hat; Ryan is sleepy; Brad is named Bombcast Ombudsman.
04-09-2013
Apr 9, 2013 • 194 min
Vinny returns with harrowing tales of airplanes, babies, and bathtubs; Patrick combines his love of BioShock and Lost into a… Singularity; Jeff tries to make sense of Defiance; Brad falls down a Dota 2 hole; everyone mourns the passing of LucasArts.
04/02/2013
Apr 2, 2013 • 143 min
After back-to-back PAX East and GDC, it’s a decidedly low-key week on the Bombcast. We fight off the malaise with spoiler-free BioShock Infinite talk, Ouya impressions, Metal Gear Solid V thoughts, and more!
03-26-2013
Mar 26, 2013 • 138 min
Ryan, Jeff, and Patrick return from PAX East 2013 exhausted, excited, and looking forward to the shenanigans promised by GDC 2013. Now! Who wants pie?
03-19-2013
Mar 19, 2013 • 196 min
We talk about “smart” watches and the inevitable Cyborg Wars while occasionally slipping into a little Gears of War: Judgment, Monster Hunter (!?!?!), and mooooore.
03-12-2013
Mar 12, 2013 • 195 min
We’re downright feverish in our discussions of Mass Effect 3 DLC, God of War: Ascension, SimCity, Starcraft II: Heart of the Swarm, Thief, and more!
03-05-2013
Mar 5, 2013 • 187 min
Ryan returns from Disneyland; Jeff and Vinny reinvent bath-time and mealtime; Brad falls down an apocalyptic rabbit hole; everyone has allergies.
02/26/2013
Feb 26, 2013 • 187 min
Jeff. Vinny, Brad, and Patrick talk over Metal Gear Rising, Crysis 3, the PlayStation 4, having a body full of foreign objects, Tomb Raider, and more.
02-19-2013
Feb 19, 2013 • 142 min
Everything new is old again as the Giant Bombcast feels the crushing weight of the unrelenting passage of time! With special guest star Dave Snider!
02-12-2013
Feb 12, 2013 • 185 min
The pitfalls of potholes, rumored Durango specs, Hit Clips and MiniDiscs, The Witcher 3, Bald Paul Walker, JJ Abrams vs. Gabe Newell, the delay of Rayman Legends, Impossible Studios’ final mission, and if we sell enough GRIT then we can get a bike!
2013 Relaunch PSA
Feb 8, 2013 • 4 min
We’re relaunching giantbomb.com on February 12, 2013! Here’s how that may impact our beloved podcast listeners.
02-05-2013
Feb 5, 2013 • 209 min
We might as well rename it the “Fast and Furious”…cast.
01-29-2013
Jan 29, 2013 • 192 min
We go spelunking in The Cave, compare the relative merits of the Underworld and Resident Evil film franchises, dig into the bureaucracy of SimCity, question the very nature of reality with Antichamber, and pour one out for THQ on this week’s Bombcast!
01-22-2013
Jan 22, 2013 • 183 min
After spending no less than a half-hour talking about Yelp, the gang finally gets down to business with Letterpress, Ni no Kuni, Halo 4 spoilers, Kentucky Route Zero, Antichamber, and, of course, Beverly Hills Cop.
01-15-2013
Jan 15, 2013 • 192 min
We talk flu watch, dog food, contentious furniture ownership, Black Ops II, Twin Peaks, Devil May Cry, and more!
01-08-2013
Jan 8, 2013 • 190 min
Everyone’s back in the office and ready to grapple with the big issues of 2013, including Jeff Goldblum, Hundreds, Barkley Shut Up and Jam: Gaiden, Halo déjà vu, the fate of THQ, the cost of doing next-gen business, Nvidia’s Project Shield, fried chicke
01-01-2013
Jan 1, 2013 • 111 min
Everyone’s still on vacation, but nothing stops the Bombcast! Not even dodgy Skype calls, illegal drinks, and the death of Dick Clark!
Giant Bomb Game of the Year 2012: Day Five
Dec 28, 2012 • 147 min
We close out our Game of the Year 2012 deliberations with our picks for Dumbest Motion-Controlled Moment, Best Trend, Biggest News, Worst Game, and finally, our pick for overall Game of the Year.
Giant Bomb Game of the Year 2012: Day Four
Dec 27, 2012 • 122 min
We choose winners for the WarioWare Spirit Award, Best Multiplayer, Best Download Game, Best Story, and Most Disappointing Game of 2012.
Giant Bomb Game of the Year 2012: Day Three
Dec 26, 2012 • 69 min
We make some hard decisions concerning Skrillex, Nolan North, good-looking games, bad trends, and browser-based games on day three of our 2012 deliberations.
Giant Bomb Game of the Year 2012: Day Two
Dec 25, 2012 • 85 min
Listen in as we hash out our choices for Walking Dead Episode of the Year, Best Debut, Best Surprise, Miiverse Community of the Year, and Best Use of a Licensed Song.
Giant Bomb Game of the Year 2012: Day One
Dec 24, 2012 • 123 min
We kick things off with our picks for 2012’s 2011 Game of the Year, Best Moment/Sequence, Best New Character, Best Music, and Best Classic Revival.
12-18-2012
Dec 18, 2012 • 99 min
Patrick learns first-hand about the karmic repercussions of sports-team trash-talking, Brad gets an iPhone 5, Ryan sees The Hobbit, and we read as many listener emails as we can stand.
12-11-2012
Dec 11, 2012 • 176 min
Now that Brad has finally finished Mass Effect 3, we spend a solid hour going over that trilogy’s conclusion, while also discussing FTL, ZombiU, Far Cry 2, 999, Phantom Pain, and more!
12-04-2012
Dec 4, 2012 • 169 min
After his two-week absence, Patrick returns to us with harrowing tales of Sports Assholes, while we also tackle topics including The Walking Dead, Far Cry 3, “the new Wii”, Bungie’s Destiny, and the 2012 Levia-thon, going on now at your local Reaper deale
11-27-2012
Nov 27, 2012 • 185 min
We’re back from Thanksgiving break with tales of Funky Barn, Wii U retail experiences, pocket watches, Kickstarter, Assassin’s Creed III, Far Cry 3, The Walking Dead, Persona 4, PlanetSide 2, big-ass monitors, and more!
11-20-2012
Nov 20, 2012 • 193 min
We give thanks for a short work week, Home Run Pies, Assassin’s Creed III, Hitman: Absolution, the Wii U launch, the evolution of Mario, PlayStation All-Stars, Mass Effect 3, Starcraft II: Heart of the Swarm, Grand Theft Auto V, and more!
11-13-2012
Nov 13, 2012 • 189 min
We report in on our first week of Wii U ownership with a scathing treatise on the music of New Super Mario Bros. U, plus we share our latest thoughts on Halo 4, Black Ops II, Curiosity’s life-changing secret, and the sexual enigma that is Michael Keaton.
11-06-2012
Nov 6, 2012 • 221 min
Ryan and Patrick throw down the Assassin’s Creed gauntlet with Brad, Vinny learns the hard way about infant incompatibility with Daylight Savings, Jeff plays a bunch of Halo 4, and more!
10-30-2012
Oct 31, 2012 • 207 min
We talk Need for Speed: Most Wanted, Assassin’s Creed III, The Walking Dead, Dust: An Elysian Tail, Zynga layoffs, and the current state of ethics in game journalism.
10-23-2012
Oct 23, 2012 • 138 min
When they’re not still going on and on about XCOM, the guys manage to squeeze in some talk about Dance Central 3, Skylanders: Giants, Doom 3 BFG, The Walking Dead, the horrors of Kinect, and more!
10-16-2012
Oct 16, 2012 • 185 min
With Ryan out of commission, Jeff takes the helm to discuss Brad’s Mass Effect 3 deadline, XCOM: Enemy Unknown, Dishonored, Forza Horizon, expired soda, Dance Central 3, couch treasure hunting, Jeff’s Internet woes, Halo 4 leaks, and more!
10-09-2012
Oct 9, 2012 • 196 min
Vinny returns to regale us with the pleasures of air-travel with a six-month old, Brad returns to Albion in Fable: The Journey, Jeff plots out his raid on Tokyo, Patrick chooses his own adventure in Dishonored, and Ryan gets overwhelmed by the alien scour
10-02-2012
Oct 2, 2012 • 169 min
We download our collective consciousness into Cybertown to air our grievances with Resident Evil 6 and NiGHTS, while also spending an inordinate amount of time discussing the TurboGrafx-16, the Ataris Lynx and Jaguar, Merlin Racing for the Nuon, Elexis Si
09-24-2012
Sep 25, 2012 • 154 min
We talk Halo 4, Hell Yeah, Borderlands 2, Transformers: Fall of Cybertron, Sleeping Dogs, Dead or Alive 5, FTL, Torchlight II, Tokyo Jungle, Far Cry 3, and more!
09-18-2012
Sep 18, 2012 • 167 min
The Giant Bombcast: your home for classic bing bong, Borderlands 2, Torchlight II, Oregon Trail in Space, franchise maths, Wii U, BioWare, and more!
09-11-2012
Sep 11, 2012 • 190 min
CHINA DON’T CARE.
09-04-2012
Sep 4, 2012 • 183 min
With PAX Prime 2012 now in our rearview, we try to retrace our steps to figure out where it all went so horribly awesome.
08-28-2012
Aug 28, 2012 • 167 min
We prep for PAX with yelling lessons from Sam Kinison, waterbeds, new cars, Rock Band Blitz, Darksiders, Dick’s, Guild Wars 2, Nolan North’s upcoming Burn Notice spin-off, Nintendo Power, Masocore Mario, and much more!
08-21-2012
Aug 21, 2012 • 194 min
With Patrick Klepek fresh from his Hawaiian honeymoon we discuss superior BBS software, Sleepy Dawgz, Dust: An Elysian Tail, Pitfall!, Windows 8, Transformers: Fall of Cybertron, Assassin’s Creed III, XCOM: Enemy Unknown, OnLive, and more!
08-14-2012
Aug 14, 2012 • 193 min
Brad Shoemaker returns to the fold and we’re joined by Will Smith from Tested.com for the latest on Mars, TechNeck, Windows 8, MakerBot, dodgy pronunciations, Darksiders, New Super Mario Bros. 2, LaserDiscs, Pokémon, After Earth, and more on this week’
08-07-2012
Aug 7, 2012 • 172 min
This week we do battle with dodgy technology to bring you “Brad Shoemaker”, the triumphant return and immediate retirement of Energy Drink Taste Tests, Iron Brigade for PC, the future of Persona, life after Mass Effect 3, and more! #crackinwise
07-31-2012
Aug 1, 2012 • 178 min
We discuss the 3DS XL, grinding coins in New Super Mario Bros. 2, Dumbo rides, California Extreme, Snoop Lion, the drunken value of half a hot dog, and more!
07-24-2012
Jul 24, 2012 • 168 min
It’s our 300th podcast! To celebrate this most momentous occasion, we talk about…video games. And other nonsense. You won’t want to miss it!
07-17-2012
Jul 17, 2012 • 173 min
We prepare for the end-days with Jim-Bakker-endorsed food buckets, ham radios, suburban crime, chemtrails, hummingbird masks, modem sounds, the Gizmondo, cable TV, the Commodore 128, CPS2 games, Dyad, Olympic sex, and more!
07-10-2012
Jul 10, 2012 • 124 min
Let’s get a little buzzer going up in here as Drew Scanlon joins us to talk numbers stations, the proper way to operate a HAM radio, The Secret World, Downloads of a Nintendo persuasion, and how to figure out if the computer that’s recording your podcast
07-03-2012
Jul 3, 2012 • 176 min
We prepare for the Molotov cocktail of American holidays with fireworks fantasies, Cisco on Cisco on Sisqó, the unexpected legacy of Spec Ops: The Line, One Winged Angel vs. Freebird, the end of Radical, the state of Sega, launch-day server woes, and mor
06-26-2012
Jun 26, 2012 • 180 min
It’s like a bucket of confetti for your ears as we talk zombies, Globetrotters, Law & Order, LEGO Batman 2, Quantum Conundrum, Phantasy Star Online 2, The Amazing Spider-Man, Spec Ops: The Line, beer delivery technology, Spencer’s Gifts, and more!
06-19-2012
Jun 20, 2012 • 175 min
We talk Microsoft Surface, fresh Wii U hands-on impressions, the Diablo III real money auction house, the ideal ratio of alcohol to Amnesia: The Dark Descent, the categorical failures of Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor, and, of course, our inevitable guest a
06-12-2012
Jun 12, 2012 • 129 min
With E3 2012 mostly behind us, and our bodies brimming with coconut water and Portillo’s, we step up to the plate with a Japanese curveball of StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm, car adventures, Jason Rubin, Tomb Raider, and more.
E3 2012 Day Three
Jun 9, 2012 • 208 min
We close out the show with IGN’s Greg Miller, 343 Industries’ Frank O’Connor, Josh Holmes, and David Ellis, Hello Games, Eric Pope, Alex Rigopulos, and John Drake from Harmonix, Justin McElroy and Russ Frushtick from Polygon, and, of course, MAGIC.
E3 2012 Day Two
Jun 7, 2012 • 250 min
We’re joined by Geoff Keighley, Ed Boon, Rich Gallup, Rocco from Mega64, Iron Galaxy’s Dave Lang, Sony Computer Entertainment’s Adam Boyes, Disney Interactive’s John Vignocchi, Stephen Totilo, DrinkBox Studios, Alphonso, and, of course, Hawkman.
E3 2012 Day One
Jun 6, 2012 • 202 min
We end our first day on the show floor with Jake Solomon and Garth DeAngelis from Firaxis, Mikey Neumann from Gearbox, Cowboy from Naughty Dog, Chris Tilton, Cards Against Humanity’s Max Temkin, Will Smith and Norm Chan, and David Jaffe!
Pre-E3 2012: The Sealed Envelope
Jun 5, 2012 • 133 min
We send a message to the future with our (now hilariously out-of-date) pre-show predictions, as well as the last of Jeff’s Judges’ Week secrets.
E3 2012 Day Zero
Jun 5, 2012 • 140 min
We burn the midnight oil wrapping up the day’s press conferences with Jeff Green, Brad Muir, Michael Pachter, Ben Gilbert, and Alexander Sliwinsky.
Pre-E3 2012 With Paul Barnett
Jun 1, 2012
BioWare’s Paul Barnett is a regular fixture of Giant Bomb’s E3 coverage. Apparently Paul has more important things to do this year, so we check in with him before we take off for the big show.
05-29-2012
May 29, 2012 • 181 min
We spend even more time talking Diablo III while also finding the time to discuss drinking and old age, getting your car towed, home owners associates, Hitman, Way of the Warrior 2, Amnesia: The Dark Descent, the 38 Studios aftermath, Ecto Cooler, and Who
05-22-2012
May 22, 2012 • 161 min
We’ve got spit-roasting pigs with Peter Dinklage, long babies, the finer points of eating your friend’s leg, The Last of Us, XCOM Enemy Unkown, Diablo III, Dragon’s Dogma, annular solar eclipses, BREAKING NEWS, the dire state of 38 Studios, and mor
05-15-2012
May 15, 2012 • 155 min
It’s the secret cow level of podcasts as we discuss Diablo III, Max Payne 3, game delays, the fate of 38 Studios, and more!
05-08-2012
May 8, 2012 • 174 min
Unemployment enthusiast and master sleuth Adam Sessler joins us this week to talk GameSpot TV, Infinity Ward vs. Activision, arts vs. crafts, AdamSessler.com, The Money Machine, Minecraft, hot tubs, Thunderbird, and more!
Giant CODcast: Black Ops II
May 2, 2012
We interrogate Jeff about his recent visit to Treyarch and his first impressions of Call of Duty: Black Ops II.
05-01-2012
May 1, 2012 • 168 min
Close the shades, lock the door, and enjoy this May Day Bombcast in private as we discuss The Walking Dead, Trials Evolution, Asura’s Wrath, and more. Your pal Clippy, of course, just likes to watch.
04-24-2012
Apr 24, 2012 • 127 min
Ryan’s out and we have no idea how any of this works, but we still manage to get Johnny on the phone near the end. Oh, and we talk about Prey 2, God of War, Prototype 2, Bloodforge, and more Fez!
04-17-2012
Apr 17, 2012 • 151 min
New father Vinny Caravella returns to the Giant Bombcast with champagne wishes and baby-deathwatch dreams! We also talk a whole lot about FEZ, Kickstarter, The Witcher 2, and more.
The Walking Dead
Apr 11, 2012 • 52 min
Ryan and Patrick are joined by Telltale’s Richard Iggo and writer Gary Whitta to discuss The Walking Dead.
04-10-2012
Apr 10, 2012 • 156 min
Still exhausted from PAX East 2012, our laconic commentators muster up all they’ve got to discuss Capcom’s latest, the non-ironic appeal of Bud Light Lime, gong ownership, and more.
PAX East 2012
Apr 10, 2012 • 94 min
We make friends, enemies, and plenty of ska music during our Saturday night panel at the Penny Arcade Expo East 2012!
04-03-2012
Apr 3, 2012 • 180 min
It’s All-You-Can-Eat Soup, Salad, and Breadsticks night on the Giant Bombcast as special guest Giancarlo Varanini traces his storied career, Brad laments the Kinect Star Wars experience, Patrick and Ryan talk horror, and much more!
03-27-2012
Mar 27, 2012 • 174 min
This week’s discussions of Kid Icarus, Dragon’s Lair, Operation Raccoon City, Guild Wars 2, Journey, Asura’s Wrath, pizza tycoons, and Prey 2 will not leave you indifferent!
03-20-2012
Mar 20, 2012 • 150 min
Coming to you, live, from Television City in Hollywood, it’s The Giant Bombcast!!!
03-13-2012
Mar 13, 2012 • 204 min
We celebrate Chili Day with loads of Mass Effect 3 talk, some Street Fighter X Tekken, thatgamecompany’s Journey, and, of course, plenty of Pokémon poop-flinging tactics.
03-06-2012
Mar 7, 2012 • 153 min
We burn the midnight oil with GDC 2012, Indie Game: The Movie, Mass Effect 3, Street Fighter X Tekken, I Am Alive, Steele Battalion: Heavy Armor, Fable: The Journey, Halo 4, Trials Evolution, Max Payne 3, and Assassin’s Creed III.
Mass Effect 3 Edition
Feb 29, 2012 • 48 min
The Master of Mass Effect Casey Hudson stops by to give us the full briefing on Commander Shepard’s final mission.
02-28-2012
Feb 28, 2012 • 158 min
Giant Bomb’s own Dave Snider joins us to talk mechs, head tracking, and fools going wild on livestreams.
02-21-2012
Feb 21, 2012 • 158 min
Join us for some compelling post-Presidents-Day discussion of flight sticks, Dear Esther, Syndicate, Assassin’s Creed III, Karateka, The Darkness vs. Alan Wake, Hoarders vs. Storage Wars, Laugh-In vs. Hee-Haw vs. You Can’t Do That On Television, and more!
02-14-2012
Feb 14, 2012 • 190 min
Join us for a laid-back vibe session with Valentine’s Day stab wounds, The Darkness II, virtual pinball wish lists, the highs and lows of the Vita launch, Blizzard vs. Valve, and that whole, crazy-ass Double Fine/Kickstarter thing.
02-07-2012
Feb 7, 2012 • 153 min
We deliver insightful coverage of Jedi ghosts, in-depth Super Bowl commercial analysis, the superiority of off-brand Zelda, Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, good stupid vs. bad stupid in Resident Evil, Final Fantasy naming conventions, and more!
01-31-2012
Jan 31, 2012 • 188 min
Ranger Rick’s Tumblr, Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, close encounters with Dan Aykroyd, Soul Calibur V, Final Fantasy XIII-2, Resident Evil: Revelations, Jeff’s space-garbage-and-murder-slingshot election ticket…yeah. It’s a weird week.
01-24-2012
Jan 24, 2012 • 152 min
What do chewy tannins, Chicago sports, warm fronts, makin’ cables, Steven Tyler, the Crypt Keeper, SSX, and Resident Evil 6 all have in common? You’ll have to listen to this week’s episode of the Giant Bombcast to find out!
01-17-2012
Jan 17, 2012 • 192 min
A penny for your thoughts on Skyrim bugs, Star Trek Online, Hitman: Absolution, SOPA, and more.
Giant Bomb’s GOTY 2011: Supplemental
Jan 12, 2012 • 26 min
Electronic Arts’ Paul Barnett explains his top 10 games of 2011, brought to you by the letter D.
Amalur Edition
Jan 11, 2012 • 49 min
Ryan and Brad sit down with Big Huge Games’ Ken Rolston and Joe Quadara to discuss Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, dungeon masters, Curt Schilling’s fastball, and more!
01-10-2012
Jan 10, 2012 • 150 min
Go green with this week’s Giant Bombcast as we welcome Jeff and Patrick back to the show and discuss Star Wars: The Old Republic, Guild Wars, Skyrim, and the great Petaluma pizza drought. There won’t be a heart left beating!
01-03-2012
Jan 3, 2012 • 146 min
We ease back into things for the Deuce Dizzy with talk of earthquake preparedness, Game of the Year behind the scenes, townhouse barbecuing, cutting the cable, and, you know, maybe some games!
Giant Bomb’s GOTY 2011 Deliberations: Day Five
Dec 30, 2011 • 239 min
We finish out our regular categories before facing off in a tense game of Russian roulette as we whittle down Giant Bomb’s top 10 games of 2011.
Giant Bomb’s GOTY 2011 Deliberations: Day Four
Dec 29, 2011 • 98 min
Things turn straight-up Real World ugly as discuss our choices for Best Download-Only Game, Best Co-Op, Best Story, Most Disappointing, and Best Remake/HD Update. WHO WILL GET VOTED OUT OF THE HOUSE???
Giant Bomb’s GOTY 2011 Deliberations: Day Three
Dec 28, 2011 • 93 min
Supplies begin to run low and panic sets in as we frantically decide Best Competitive Multiplayer, Best Use of Nolan North, and more!
Giant Bomb’s GOTY 2011 Deliberations: Day Two
Dec 27, 2011 • 102 min
Things heat up on day two as we choose our winners for Skylander of the Year, Best Debut, Best Surprise, Best Sky Game, and Best Use of a Licensed Song.
Giant Bomb’s GOTY 2011 Deliberations: Day One
Dec 26, 2011 • 96 min
We kick off our annual verbal knife fight with 2011’s 2010 Game of the Year, Best Mission/Level, Best New Character, Dave’s Eastern Bloc Game of the Year, and Best Music.
12-20-2011
Dec 20, 2011 • 151 min
Just in time for the holidays, we discuss Skyrim on the PlayStation 3, Trine 2, the Japanese Vita launch, the future of full-motion video, and our first days with Star Wars: The Old Republic. Plus, emails galore!
12-13-2011
Dec 13, 2011 • 191 min
We work out the kinks in Vinny’s diabolical plan to clone the Beatles, talk Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning with Brad, reminisce about rap tapes, and generally spend way, way too much time discussing the Spike TV VGAs on this week’s Bombcast!
12-06-2011
Dec 6, 2011 • 175 min
Vinny makes his triumphant return with tales from the suburbs, Patrick cruises Internet chat rooms, Brad catches Black Friday Fever, Ryan hates giant laptops, Jeff craves Texas toast, and everyone plays Saints Row: The Third.
11-29-2011
Nov 29, 2011 • 161 min
Alex Navarro joins us for post-Thanksgiving discussions of Rodian roadies, finding asylum in Raider Nation, hair security, shark punching, the great Zelda switcheroo, Mario Kart 7, tugging’ vs. dumpin’, Spec Ops: The Line, and more!
11-22-2011
Nov 22, 2011 • 168 min
Tested.com’s Will Smith brings his signature word pronunciations, Patrick goes back to NASbraska, Jeff talks high-level Blitz play, Brad runs HDMI cables, and Ryan gets serious about Ultranationalism in this week’s Bombcast!
11-15-2011
Nov 15, 2011 • 177 min
Nearly three hours of Skyrim, Uncharted 3, Assassin’s Creed: Revelations, Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, Need for Speed: The Run, and more!
11-08-2011
Nov 8, 2011 • 166 min
Get all cozy with a nice, piping-hot 40, and join us for some heated conversation about our experiences with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Saints Row: The Third, RAGE, Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception, and much more!
11-01-2011
Nov 1, 2011 • 174 min
We nurse our fun-size Halloween hangovers with the Bat-man, Rocksmith, Battlefield 3, Uncharted 3, horror movies, and, of course, an inappropriate amount of candy.
10-25-2011
Oct 25, 2011 • 149 min
We make breakthroughs on Brad’s crippling Altoids addiction and Jeff’s crippling Skylanders addiction, while also covering Batman’s ethics, Rocksmith, learning to type the old-fashioned way, Battlefield 3, Uncharted 3, BlizzCon, and more! Je m’appelle Tra
10-18-2011
Oct 18, 2011 • 161 min
We talk Transformers, Skylanders, Resistance 3, Rage, Skyrim, Max Payne 3, Russian Martian Bears, Double Fine Happy Action Theater, Dance Central 2, Just Dance 3, Batman, Batman, and, you guessed it, Batman, all on this week’s Giant Bombcast!
10-11-2011
Oct 11, 2011 • 161 min
It’s Muppets vs. monsters, Wipeout vs. Wipeout, and Forza 4 vs. Trackmania 2 on this week’s Giant Bombcast. We also cover the multiple layers of griefing in Dark Souls, Dead Rising canon, bad comic book games, and more. And Brad Shoemaker is here!
10-04-2011
Oct 4, 2011 • 158 min
Ol’ Vinny “Two Pens” Caravella gives us the whole Dark Souls rigmarole, Jeff returns from Vegas with the latest on Syndicate, Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, SSX, and Need for Speed: The Run, and we misinterpret Occam’s Razor in the grossest way po
09-27-2011
Sep 27, 2011 • 174 min
With Jeff in Vegas, Ryan, Vinny, Patrick, and Brad explore the limits of microphone clipping, Total Recall technology, marathon Gears of War 3 horde sessions, the mystery of From Software, AMC’s Breaking Bad featuring Rage from id Software, and the raw, u
09-20-2011
Sep 20, 2011 • 145 min
Gears of War 3 is out today! So we talk about Gears of War 3. A lot. Turns out, we have no idea what a cog actually is! We’re a little more knowledgable about TrackMania 2, Burnout CRASH!, Resident Evil 4, and Renegade Ops, though.
09-13-2011
Sep 13, 2011 • 137 min
We recover from the Second Annual Big Live Live Show: Live! with Infinite Vinnys, technology acronyms for idiots, ManiaPlanet’s insane potential, Johann Sebastian Joust, the new 360 dashboard, The Gunstringer, the dire state of the 3DS, Syndicate, and m
09-06-2011
Sep 6, 2011 • 147 min
Pickles, Daggerfall, Warhammers, Driver: San Francisco, Dead Island, Resistance 3, Rock of Ages, and, oh, did we mention? The Second Annual Whiskey Media Big Live Live Show Live is happening this Friday!
08-30-2011
Aug 30, 2011 • 141 min
We escape the gravitational pull of the PAX Firefall booth with no shortage of inscrutable inside jokes, as well as some thoughts on Fez, Word Fighter, Charlie Murder, Borderlands 2, Super Monday Night Combat, and much more!
08-23-2011
Aug 23, 2011 • 175 min
We kick off Comedy Relief 2011 with Richard Belzer, Judy Tenuta, The Witcher 2, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, TrackMania 2, free-to-play fighting games, Tetris Battle Gaiden, Street Fighter III, Ridge Racer Unbounded, and much much more!
08-16-2011
Aug 16, 2011 • 162 min
Jeff returns from his exile of silence to weigh in on the Summer of Disappointment, Patrick scratches an itch, Brad goes free-to-play, and Ryan catches the MOBA bug, plus Steam trading, Creative Suite: Global Offensive, and more in this week’s Bombcast!
08-09-2011
Aug 9, 2011 • 139 min
It’s natural 20s for everyone as Patrick and Ryan testify about their time with The Witness, Vinny continues to be bewitched by The Witcher, and Brad gets physical with fruit. We also discuss the Borderlands 2 kerfuffle, Pandaren Brewmasters, and more!
08-02-2011
Aug 2, 2011 • 163 min
We blow your shirt clean off your back with over two-and-a-half hours of alcohol-fueled, nitro-burnin’ funny podcast action! Scantron standardized tests! From Dust! Secret Caravella Podcasts! Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet! AND MORE!!!
07-26-2011
Jul 26, 2011 • 156 min
Email chaos continues to infect the Giant Bombcast as we try and discuss Vinny’s tortilla-craft, Jeff’s dysfunctional relationship with Catherine, Brad’s affection for Starfox’s vocal stylings, the fate of Mega Man, From Dust, Demolition Man, and more!
07-19-2011
Jul 19, 2011 • 131 min
Ryan reinvents the remix as we discuss Doom 3, Garcia Hotspur’s Pepsi endorsement, socks and pillows, public pools and gas station bathrooms, and, of course, Bastion.
07-12-2011
Jul 12, 2011 • 162 min
Patrick tells the tale of his first California Extreme, Jeff hates Applebee’s, Vinny gets disturbed by American McGee, Brad gets carried in Starcraft, and Ryan’s a goddamn narc.
07-05-2011
Jul 5, 2011 • 94 min
The boys recuperate from an amnesia-inducing holiday weekend with Puzzle Agent 2, Galaga Legions DX, thatgamecompany’s Journey, and more!
06-28-2011
Jun 28, 2011 • 164 min
We celebrate a special birthday with a 100-foot lava man, wizard beef, controversial pie, the world’s worst lapdance, Swery, and everyone’s favorite, the United States Supreme Court. It’s a party, y’all!
06-21-2011
Jun 21, 2011 • 164 min
The steamiest podcast heats up just in time for summer as we jam on inFamous 2, Origin.com, bad milk and worse steaks, Trenched, fake rumors about blood ninjas, Ocarina of Time, Wii U, stealing Redboxes, and more…girl.
06-14-2011
Jun 14, 2011 • 132 min
As if you didn’t get enough Giant Bomb podcasting action last week, this week our E3 2011 PTSD is compounded by the release of Duke Nukem Forever, which, it turns out, is an actual game. Sorta. You know what? You should probably just listen.
E3 2011 Day Three
Jun 10, 2011 • 180 min
No one man should have all this podcast!
E3 2011 Day Two
Jun 9, 2011 • 277 min
By jove! What an extraordinarily long podcast!
E3 2011 Day One
Jun 8, 2011 • 265 min
Mega64. Naughty Dog. Double Fine. David Jaffe. Rich Gallup. Four hours and twenty four minutes of the rawest, realest developer conversation you will ever hear.
E3 2011 Day Zero
Jun 7, 2011 • 201 min
We welcome several special guests—including Braid creator Jonathan Blow, e & Stepto from Xbox, and Gary Whitta—while also covering the Microsoft, EA, Ubisoft, and Sony press conferences.
05-31-2011
May 31, 2011 • 169 min
It’s our last regularly scheduled Bombcast before the crew ships off to Los Angeles for E3! We cover men’s haircuts, L.A. Noire, Call of Duty Elite, StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm, PlayStation Vita, and, of course, E3.
Pre-E3 2011 Edition
May 26, 2011 • 71 min
Special guest Michael “Pach-Man” Pachter joins Ryan, Jeff, and Patrick for this pre-E3 Bombcast full of predictions, hopes, fears, and more!
05-24-2011
May 24, 2011 • 152 min
Brad messes around with his Windows Phone 7 phone, Jeff waxes rhapsodic about BioShock Infinite, Vinny buries himself in Witcher backlog, Ryan goes to a parade, and everyone stresses hard on E3 in this week’s Bombcast!
05-17-2011
May 17, 2011 • 160 min
It’s brown apples for everyone as we discuss the finer points of mustaches, sailboat brunches, the rich tradition of running through the park drunk and naked, and more. We also spend way, way too much time discussing Rockstar’s latest, L.A. Noire.
05-10-2011
May 10, 2011 • 156 min
We build a scatological birdhouse in this week’s Bombcast, discussing Lorne Michaels’ royalties, Sony’s E3 press conference, the burden of fruit trees, the controversial popcorn issue, foot food, and, of course, lobthtuh monthtuth.
05-03-2011
May 3, 2011 • 155 min
We re-open old Fable III wounds, get serious about Mortal Kombat fiction, spend an inordinate amount of time figuring out how to bring pizza to space, try and make sense of Jet’s publishing/foreign language business, and more in this week’s Bombcast!
04-26-2011
Apr 26, 2011 • 151 min
Brad returns from Mexico with magical tales of free pool bars, Ryan dares Vinny to stop playing Dragon Age II, and Patrick helps us digest what has been an action-packed week in news in this week’s edition of the Giant Bombcast!
Portal 2 Spoilercast!
Apr 24, 2011 • 30 min
Ryan Davis sits down with Valve’s Erik Wolpaw, Jay Pinkerton, and Chet Faliszek to discuss the inner workings of Portal 2. WARNING! Do not listen if you haven’t finished Portal 2 yet. You will ruin Portal 2 for yourself.
04-19-2011
Apr 19, 2011 • 149 min
We get messy with Grandma’s Cookies as the conversation leans towards less tawdry fare, like Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes, Bethesda’s open-world first-person shooter factory, vendor trash, Wii HD, and—surprise surprise—Mortal Kombat and Portal 2.
04-11-2011
Apr 12, 2011 • 145 min
Jeff, Vinny, and Dave take to the microphones to discuss the stupidity of kayaking, Capcom’s recent announcements, that Persona 4 anime, and more.
04-05-2011
Apr 5, 2011 • 141 min
Brad returns from his self-imposed exile, and we dazzle him—Rip-Van-Winkle-style—with tales of Mega Man Universe, the cancellation of The Agency, the rise and fall and re-rise of Majesco, GameStop going digital, Stardock confusion, and much more!
03-29-2011
Mar 29, 2011 • 144 min
It’s your boy, the big dog pitbull, dropping’ bombs on ‘em with Zojirushi action journals, Dragon Age II economics, the 3DS launch, Pac-Man Battle Royale, Fight for Relief, Resident Evil, Duke Nukem delays, and more! Yo, rewind that!
03-22-2011
Mar 22, 2011 • 108 min
The World Champions of Podcasting are back at it again! Get your fill of Dragon Age II, premium Japanese thermoses, Philip K. Dick’s insatiable appetite for amphetamines, Crysis 2, our first week with the Nintendo 3DS, and much more!
03-15-2011
Mar 16, 2011 • 82 min
The brave few that made it back from the Penny Arcade Expo with any serious longterm damage gather to discuss the games at the show along with our shiny new Nintendo 3DS, Prey 2, and the best way to smith up some rocks.
03-08-2011
Mar 8, 2011 • 135 min
We’ve got BurgerTime pathos, Shanghai McGee, Suda51’s boner, the far-flung future of the Gathering of Juggalos, Beyond Good & Evil HD, spoiler Pokemon, Tiny Iwata, and more! Oh, and Max Schaefer stops by to talk about all things Torchlight. Strap it o
03-03-2011 (GDC 2011)
Mar 6, 2011 • 106 min
Jeff and Brad lure a fresh batch of guests into the Giant Bomb bar, including Jeremiah Slaczka, Ben Gilbert, John Vignocchi, John Bellomy, John Drake, and more! Listen in to this noisy podcast as we discuss Chicago, Japan, Tron threesomes, and GDC 2011.
03-02-2011 (GDC 2011)
Mar 4, 2011 • 88 min
Jeff and Brad are joined by guests for the first of our two podcasts from Game Developers Conference 2011. Hang out with us as we chat with Adam Sessler, John Pearl, Chris Remo, Patrick Klepek, and more!
03-01-2011
Mar 1, 2011 • 116 min
Brad and Jeff went to the Microsoft showcase and have a lot to say about Batman: Arkham City, Gears of War 3, ketchup, and Vinny and Alex are here, too! WARNING: Nintendo downloads are also discussed.
02-22-2011
Feb 22, 2011 • 131 min
Vinny punishes himself with 10 more inexplicable hours of Demon’s Souls, Jeff tries to buy the publishing rights to RBI Baseball, Brad celebrates American royalty on Presidents Day, Ryan denounces saxophones, and everyone yells on this week’s Bombcast!
02-15-2011
Feb 15, 2011 • 141 min
Jeff and Ryan return from DICE with tales of chest models, Hollywood agents, outer space, and Facebook! We also discuss You Don’t Know Jack, Stacking, Killzone 3, Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Duke Nukem Forever, and more!
02-08-2011
Feb 8, 2011 • 140 min
Our expert team of broadcasters bring you the Super Bowl wrap-up coverage you crave, hitting other hot topics like, Dead Space subtitles, Stanley Kubrick and Terry Gilliam vs. Buckaroo Bonzai, Bionic Commando Rearmed 2, wizards, and more along the way!
02-01-2011
Feb 1, 2011 • 135 min
Despite a compromised immune system, Ryan reclaims his rightful hosting duties, doing his best to keep it focused on Dead Space 2, Bionic Commando: Rearmed 2, the Sony NGP, and MMO pricing structures, and away from Jeff’s insane Nintendo agenda. Ningenda?
01-25-2011
Jan 25, 2011 • 140 min
With Ryan planted firmly on the bench, Jeff steps into the role of host and there’s nothing you can do to stop him. Nothing! Also, the 3DS and PSP2 are totally discussed in exhaustive detail and/or speculation! Can you possibly afford to miss this?
01-18-2011
Jan 18, 2011 • 126 min
Alex Navarro tags in on this week’s conversations about DC Universe Online’s shortcomings, whatever “Macho Man” Randy Savage is up to these days, the unexplored qualities of the Charlie Sheen movie The Chase, Final Fantasy XIII-2, and much more!
01-11-2011
Jan 11, 2011 • 140 min
Jeff takes a break from his go-kart training to join our discussions of kill room aesthetics, earthquakes, Predator tech support, Mel Blanc oral reports, Borderlands sadism, ilomilo pronunciation, crank calls, crypto, and 3DS redesigns. Plus, a contest!
01-04-2011
Jan 4, 2011 • 108 min
Ryan, Vinny, and Brad are joined by a very special flaxen-haired guest in this, our inaugural Bombcast of 2011! We return from our holiday break with heartwarming tales of family togetherness and… actually, it’s mostly just games.
Giant Bomb Game of the Year 2010: Day Six
Dec 30, 2010 • 151 min
And lo, the sixth seal was broken, and it revealed our Best Game Room Release, Best Motion-Controlled Game, Worst Game of the Year, Most Disappointing Game, Best Multiplatform Game, and our 2010 Game of the Year!
Giant Bomb Game of the Year 2010: Day Five
Dec 30, 2010
Our descent into madness is almost complete as we enter day five of our deliberations, where we choose winners for The Northies - Best Performance by Nolan North, Best Competitive Multiplayer, Best Ending, the Take a Break Award, and Best PS3-Only Game.
Giant Bomb Game of the Year 2010: Paul Barnett’s Top 10
Dec 24, 2010
EA Mythic’s Paul Barnett brings some holiday cheer and his top 10 games of 2010.
Giant Bomb Game of the Year 2010: Day Four
Dec 24, 2010 • 62 min
We pass the point of no return in our deliberations, which today include Character We’d Most Like to Party With, Dave’s Eastern Bloc Game of the Year, Worst Trend, Best Story, and Best DS-Only Game.
Giant Bomb Game of the Year 2010: Day Three
Dec 24, 2010
Who will be the first to snap as we enter day three of our Game of the Year deliberations, which include Most Ridiculous Use of FMV, Most Improved Franchise, Most Egregious Use of Product Placement/In-Game Advertising, Worst Accent, and Best Wii-Only Game
Giant Bomb Game of the Year 2010: Day Two
Dec 24, 2010 • 115 min
The battle continues with Best Downloadable Add-On, Best Co-Op, Best Download-Only Game, Best-Looking Game, and Best Xbox 360-Only Game.
Giant Bomb Game of the Year 2010: Day One
Dec 24, 2010 • 91 min
We open up our deliberations with 2010’s 2009 Game of the Year, Best New Character, Best Original Song, Best Debut, and Best PC-Only Game.
12-21-2010
Dec 21, 2010 • 113 min
Hey 2010! Put your head between your legs and kiss your ass goodbye with this all-emails edition of the Giant Bombcast!
12-14-2010
Dec 14, 2010 • 162 min
We match three with PopCap’s own Jeff Green, who joins us for this week’s discussions of adult-themed Bejeweled, our Doritos Game of the Year, Andy Serkis’ one-man show, inventing ancient artifacts for Uncharted 3, and much more!
12-07-2010
Dec 7, 2010 • 144 min
Get your meat-eaters license, it’s another episode of the Giant Bombcast! This week we put Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood to rest, address annoying save mechanics, catch up with Wesley Snipes, and more. There really are Bombcasts for every occasion!
11-30-2010
Nov 30, 2010 • 139 min
We return from the Thanksgiving break ready to discuss milk and Pepsi, Ezio’s posse, expert Foley work, Rosetta Stone-induced panic, Tron, Japanese smooth jazz, Brad’s introduction to drifting, speed stacking, and more!
11-23-2010
Nov 23, 2010 • 147 min
We put the Bomb in Bombcast with Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood’s paranoid multiplayer, our collective Fable III disappointment, the dilating effect of Pac-Man Championship Edition DX, Drifting 101 in Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit, and more!
11-16-2010
Nov 16, 2010 • 144 min
Brad returns from Seoul, Korea with a head cold and StarCraft II stories aplenty, Jeff and Vinny conside Ice Cube’s Russian and Sam Worthington’s Alaskan accents, Ryan sharpens his blades for Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood, and we consider potential
11-09-2010
Nov 9, 2010 • 128 min
With Ryan on the IR list, we lure Alex Navarro out of his van with some candy to talk about zombie reproduction, Fable III’s wrinkle in time, the highs and lows of the Kinect launch, Call of Duty: Black Ops, the cancellation of NBA Elite 11, and more!
11-02-2010
Nov 2, 2010 • 147 min
Ladies and gentlemen, here’s the starting lineup for the 2010 World Champions, your San Francisco Giant… Bombcast! We check in from the riots to discuss Fable III, cell phone distraction in James Bond 007: Blood Stone, The Force Unleashed II, and more!
10-26-2010
Oct 26, 2010 • 139 min
Shirtless masseurs, pancakes prepared by drunk firefighters, the Fallout fixing powers of the command console, the seasonal potential of Costume Quest, the end of the line for rhythm games, plus the very worst kind of cake, all in this week’s Bombcast!
10-19-2010
Oct 19, 2010 • 156 min
We bring in Alex Navarro to help us discuss the insane torrent of new releases, including Super Meat Boy, Kirby’s Epic Yarn, Costume Quest, Fallout: New Vegas, EA Sports MMA, Vanquish, Game Dev Story, and much more!
10-12-2010
Oct 12, 2010 • 145 min
We hold the tomato sauce AND the crust on this week’s Bombcast, leaving plenty of room for funky coleslaw, Medal of Honor, Tron: Evolution - The Video Game, Rock Band 3, MODOK’s fighting style, and many other delicious, wholesome toppings!
10-05-2010
Oct 5, 2010 • 142 min
The Giant Bombcast heads to Kidsylvania to do battle with an army of Nazi zombies, Claptraps, fruit dealers, the Taliban, lambent Ice-Ts, and more! All in stunning 3-D!!!
09-28-2010
Sep 28, 2010 • 125 min
We accidentally burn the Bombcast to the ground with our red-hot discussions of Civilization V, Minecraft, Dead Rising 2, the fate of old computer parts, and other nonsense!
09-21-2010
Sep 21, 2010 • 166 min
It’s the first meeting of the Giant Bomb Civilization V Support group as we spend a considerable amount of time discussing Sid Meier’s latest, as well as more thoughts on Halo: Reach, Dead Rising 2: Case Zero, the Tokyo Game Show, and more!
09-14-2010
Sep 14, 2010 • 181 min
We spend a whole lot of time talking about Halo: Reach and the history of the Halo franchise, get ridiculously excited about Pac-Man Championship Edition DX, and much more in this three-hour, free-as-all-hell episode of the Giant Bombcast!
Let’s Talk About Memberships!
Sep 8, 2010
Giant Bomb’s Ryan Davis and Jeff Gerstmann sit down with Whiskey Media’s Dave Snider to talk about our new membership program.
09-07-2010
Sep 7, 2010 • 121 min
We recuperate from an amazing weekend at the Penny Arcade Expo and reflect on our time with Duke Nukem Forever, Portal 2 co-op, Mortal Kombat, Torchlight II, a menagerie of awesome and inventive indie games, and much more!
Live! PAX 2010
Sep 6, 2010 • 92 min
Enjoy the audio from Giant Bomb’s live podcast panel at PAX 2010, featuring special guests John Vignocchi, Michael Pachter, Gary Whitta, and Jeff Green!
08-31-2010
Aug 31, 2010 • 119 min
Giant Bomb newsman Brad Nicholson takes a quick break from the free weights and joins our merry band this week to discuss Bayonetta, Shank, Halo: Reach, the Xbox Live price hike, the latest installment in the award-winning myNotebook franchise, and more!
08-24-2010
Aug 24, 2010 • 136 min
Vinny makes some bad food decisions, Jeff gets blinded by the speed of Quake, Ryan buys a bunch of LaserDiscs, and Brad, against all odds, continues obsessing on StarCraft II, in this week’s edition of the Giant Bombcast!
08-17-2010
Aug 17, 2010 • 144 min
With Vinny out on special assignment, we’re joined by none other than Jeff Green for this XXL edition of the Giant Bombcast, where we discuss the joys of unemployment, Kane & Lynch 2, BioShock Infinite, the state of id Software, Dance Central, and muc
08-10-2010
Aug 10, 2010 • 133 min
Arachnophobia rears its ugly, murderous head this week, and yet we soldier on with discussions of NBA Jam, Batman, Pokemon, and of course, StarCraft, StarCraft, StarCraft.
08-03-2010
Aug 3, 2010 • 133 min
Though Brad spends an inordinate amount of time talking about StarCraft II this week, we still find time to talk a little truck, debate the console future of Battlefield 3, discuss John Riccitiello’s hair-suit, and much more. Good luck, have Batman!
07-27-2010
Jul 27, 2010 • 137 min
Vinny and Ryan recount their weekend adventures in arcade-hunting, Brad exhibits a Pavlovian response to the very mention of StarCraft II, and Jeff goes toobin’ with Toobin’.
07-20-2010
Jul 20, 2010 • 131 min
We’re joined by a very special guest on this week’s Bombcast, where we talk about our classic arcade experience at California Extreme 2010, the dark arts of Limbo, the fate of 1 vs. 100, bad video-game television shows, and much more!
07-13-2010
Jul 13, 2010 • 134 min
Dave sits in while Brad recovers from a non-fish-can-related food injury and we do some competition-grade jaw-jacking about Singularity, Puzzle Agent, EVO 2010, Internet awfulness, vinyl collectors in space, pre-LC, the laziness of zombies, and more!
07-06-2010
Jul 7, 2010 • 142 min
We return from celebrating America’s Birthday with all our fingers and toes miraculously intact to christen Giant Bomb’s new San Francisco offices with plenty of hot, sweaty talk about Crackdown 2, Singularity, illegal fireworks, and more!
06-29-2010
Jun 29, 2010 • 140 min
We talk about Sherlock Holmes, EVE Online, Uplink, Risk: Factions, APB, Transformers: War For Cybertron, DeathSpank, and more, before being driven absolutely mad by the sounds of deliberately broken electronics in our final Sausalito-based Bombcast!
06-22-2010
Jun 22, 2010 • 118 min
We return to our regularly scheduled Bombcast with a little E3 wrap-up. Jeff and Brad indulge their compulsive Mortal Kombat needs, Ryan considers Kinect achievements, and Vinny keeps the Bombcast blue!
E3 2010 Day Three
Jun 18, 2010 • 177 min
E3 2010 is over! As the Lakers win the Finals and LA riots outside, we produce plenty of our own chaos with special guests Dino Ignacio, Paul Barnett, Leigh Alexander, Eric Pope, Chris Tilton, and alcohol.
E3 2010 Day Two
Jun 17, 2010 • 178 min
This is one for the books. Nearly three hours of Jeff Bridges, regrettable impressions, even more regrettable wagers, Spec Ops: The Line, Rock Band 3, Dance Central, SOCOM 4, Fable III, Gears of War 3, Halo: Reach, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Def Jam: Raps
E3 2010 Day One
Jun 16, 2010 • 98 min
With day one come to a close, we rap about the Nintendo and Sony press conferences, Zelda, our hands-on experiences with the 3DS, Jack Tretton, Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit, and more Mortal Kombat than the law will allow.
E3 2010 Day Zero
Jun 15, 2010 • 76 min
We run down the day’s events, including the Microsoft, Electronic Arts, and Ubisoft press conferences, plus some first-hand Kinect experiences and the oversized Activision soiree at the Staples Center.
E3 2010 Day Minus One
Jun 14, 2010
We snare a wood nymph and bring it back to the Bomb House to tell us all about Microsoft’s Cirque du Soleil show, the Kinect reveal, and the Xbox 360 slim. Also, white smocks for everyone!
06-08-2010
Jun 8, 2010 • 128 min
In our last regular Bombcast before E3 2010, we discuss overconfident drum reveals, Kid Rock’s authenticity, Ice-T on the internet, Infamous 2, Kevin Butler’s E3 presence, Activision’s independence, Gene Simmons, Hulu on the 360, PSP fire sales, and more!
06-01-2010
Jun 1, 2010 • 123 min
We return from our glorious three-day weekend rested and ready for lengthy discussions about Red Dead Redemption, Alpha Protocol, Crackdown 2, Killzone 3, J Allard and Robbie Bach’s departures from Microsoft, Insomniac’s multiplatform deal, and more!
05-25-2010
May 25, 2010 • 129 min
Jeff returns with tales of Tron: Evolution, Pirates of the Caribbean: Armada of the Damned, and mini-cheeseburgers. We also dig into Red Dead Redemption’s slow start, Blur’s kart comparisons, Killzone 3, the trajectory of J Allard, and much more!
05-18-2010
May 18, 2010 • 121 min
Get ready for a little three-man dance as Ryan, Vinny, and Brad shed light on what makes Damnation so awful, the dry heat of Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands, the Bruckheimerian appeal of Split/Second, the ongoing Korean Starcraft scandal, and more!
05-11-2010
May 11, 2010 • 130 min
We’re joined by two very special guests as we discuss Skate 3, Alan Wake, EA’s multiplayer offensive, in-game advertising, Michael Ironside’s LittleBigPlanet 2 audition, Marvel vs. Capcom 3, and much more on this week’s Bombcast!
05-04-2010
May 4, 2010 • 119 min
Gerstmann goes off on headshots, Vinny gets Dieseled, Brad defends his slap-worthy sunburn, Ryan succumbs to the madness of the Mickey Rourke Whopper, and we still find the time to talk about some damn games on this week’s Bombcast!
04-27-2010
Apr 27, 2010 • 131 min
We tackle Just Cause 2 mods, Super Street Fighter IV, Starcraft haircare products, Halo: Reach, the cameraman in Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days, the intellectual property rights for RZA’s mocap, the fool’s promise of another GoldenEye game, and more!
04-20-2010
Apr 20, 2010 • 122 min
Jeff tells us all about the games of Captivate 2010 and we reflect on last week’s Xboxalypse, plus discussions of Nick Nolte’s role in South Korea’s Starcraft scandal, Nolan Bushnell’s glorious return to Atari, and, you know, other stuff! Bombcast!
04-13-2010
Apr 13, 2010 • 137 min
We discuss high-score tactics in Yar’s Revenge, Bleszinski vs Bieber, the birth of Respawn Entertainment, the exciting conclusion to our Splinter Cell: Conviction wager, the potato turducken, and, if you can believe it, much more!
04-06-2010
Apr 6, 2010 • 134 min
Tested.com’s own Will Smith and Norm Chan join Ryan and Vinny to discuss the finer points of technology vs. science-ology, iPad return policies, OCD in Just Cause 2, the most expensive game of Scrabble ever, Liar’s Day highlights, and more!
03-30-2010
Mar 30, 2010 • 139 min
Jeff returns from the Beast Coast and Brad recovers from a bad case of Banana Mouth just in time to discuss UFC Undisputed 2010, PAX East highlights, Just Cause 2, and more edge-of-your-seat console firmware conversations than you can possibly handle!
03-23-2010
Mar 23, 2010 • 151 min
It’s your favorite Farmer’s Almanac with the latest on the Nintendo 3DS, Dragon Age: Awakening, God of War III, Command & Conquer 4, Dawn of War II: Chaos Rising, Super Street Fighter IV, David Cage’s take on one of our favorite Flash games, and more!
03-16-2010
Mar 16, 2010 • 136 min
We recover from GDC 2010 to bring you the latest on Splinter Cell: Conviction, Mafia II, Medal of Honor, Final Fantasy XIII, Yakuza 3, Hunted: The Demon’s Forge, Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light, Modern Warfare 2 DLC, PlayStation Move, and much more!
GDC 2010 Day Two
Mar 13, 2010 • 95 min
We’re joined by Mega64 and 5th Cell for our second and final GDC 2010 Bombcast, where we spend more time talking about Tommy Tallarico, new objects for Scribblenauts 2, and, surprise surprise, Lincoln Force than we do the actual Game Developers Conference
GDC 2010 Day One
Mar 12, 2010 • 100 min
A rotating cast of characters from 343 Studios, Irrational Games, 38 Studios, and Capcom—among others—join us for some chaotic conversation in our first podcast from GDC 2010.
03-09-2010
Mar 9, 2010 • 145 min
We are joined by special guest “Vinny Caravella” as we warm up for GDC 2010 with close calls with Bam Margera, the scrum master certification process, the literal definition of Phoenix Down, Ryan’s Abe Lincoln action game, and much more!
03-02-2010
Mar 2, 2010 • 154 min
We break into our regularly scheduled podcast to talk about today’s Infinity Ward news, then it’s on to a sleepy discussion of Metroid: Other M, God of War III, Battlefield: Bad Company 2, and something that qualifies as much, much more!
02-23-2010
Feb 23, 2010 • 146 min
A smokey-voiced stranger pulls up a chair and joins in on our discussions of Heavy Rain, StarCraft II, C&C4, Dragon Age, Prince of Persia, Borderlands, Just Cause 2, Bad Company 2, Alan Wake, Fallout: New Vegas, and more. Damn, that’s a lot of games!
02-16-2010
Feb 17, 2010 • 133 min
Topics open for discussion in this week’s support group include Vinny’s crippling Mass Effect addiction, Jeff’s irrational fear of Myst, Ryan’s inappropriate Wii Shop music fixation, and Drew’s… well, Drew’s thing is off-limits for now.
02-09-2010
Feb 9, 2010 • 127 min
We turn in our guns and our badges for this episode about fake websites, BioShock 2, the end of Xbox Live, the fourth Sonic the Hedgehog game, the most delicious Pokemon, Holodays, modern monocles, intern abuse, and more! We don’t care what the commission
02-02-2010
Feb 2, 2010 • 132 min
It’s Groundhog Day, so you know what that means: endless conversations about Mass Effect 2 and Star Trek, with just enough Brian Doyle Murray peppered in to keep things interesting. What is this, Miami Beach?
01-26-2010
Jan 26, 2010 • 128 min
We prove our love of talking about Star Trek Online and Mass Effect 2, while also touching on Bad Company 2, Spec Ops, Tony Hawk’s next RIDE, and more. We also answer the question, “who in this picture’s the duck, and who’s wearing the powdered wig?”
Mass Effect 2 Edition
Jan 20, 2010
We sit down with BioWare’s Casey Hudson to discuss Mass Effect 2’s sci-fi inspiration, DLC, sexy aliens, the BioWare doctors, and more.
01-19-2010
Jan 19, 2010 • 129 min
We shake things up quite literally with weird Japanese drinks, Dark Void, our ideal Star Trek game experience, multiplayer Assassin’s Creed, FPS hindsight, meat virgins, video game baby names, and much more in this week’s Bombcast!
01-12-2010
Jan 12, 2010 • 136 min
We fortify this week’s Bombcast with coffee additives as we discuss the finer points of snuggies for golems, slow-motion breakdancing, The Legend of Darksiders, Fallout 3 and Mass Effect 2 spoilers, BioShock 2, the appeal of 3D, NBA Jam, and more!
01-05-2010
Jan 5, 2010 • 126 min
We return from the holiday break ready to discuss important topics like the right way to say 2010, Vinny’s Steam sale bender, Brad’s first impressions of Fallout 3, the return of Wrex, the legacy of NBA Jam, and much more in this week’s Bombcast!
Game of the Year 2009 Deliberations
Jan 1, 2010 • 223 min
We spend nearly four hours debating which games deserve to win Giant Bomb’s 2009 platform awards, as well as our overall Game of the Year, in this mammoth Bombcast.
Game of the Year 2009, Day Five
Dec 31, 2009
We finish off this metric Willennium with our picks for 2009’s Best New Non-Player Character, Best Performance By Nolan North, Most Disappointing Game, Best Competitive Multiplayer, and Weirdest game.
Game of the Year 2009, Day Four
Dec 30, 2009
In today’s Game of the Year update we talk about downloads, Soulja Boy, big-ass ramps, classic revivals, and more!
Game of the Year 2009, Day Three
Dec 29, 2009
What do Eastern Europe, villainy, terrible games, DLC, and guilty pleasures all have in common? Listen here to find out!
Game of the Year 2009, Day Two
Dec 28, 2009
We explain our choices for Best Debut, Best Co-Op, Best Use of Zombies, Best Graphics, and Best Ending for Giant Bomb’s Game of the Year 2009.
Game of the Year 2009, Day One
Dec 27, 2009
We discuss the nominees for 2009’s 2008 Game of the Year, Most Divisive Game, Best Song In A Non-Rhythm Game, Best Late Title Card, and Best Original Soundtrack, and how we came to our winners.
12-22-2009
Dec 23, 2009 • 125 min
With videogames all curled up in their holiday hibernation, we turn to you, the listener, to help us pad out two hours of freeform nonsense in this all-email holiday edition of the Bombcast! Special thanks to coffeesash for the holly-jolly holiday theme.
12-15-2009
Dec 15, 2009 • 136 min
It’s nothing but drunk Santas, MKII arcade machines, fluid dynamics, James Cameron’s Avatar, Swedish cowboys, Akham Asylum Too, the limits of Drew’s Halo knowledge, and Game of the Year preparations in this week’s Bombcast!
12-08-2009
Dec 8, 2009 • 139 min
Gather ‘round the ole Bombcast for tales of pagan Christmas tree rituals, suicide eff bombers, enemy trains, Le Saboteur, dice rolls in Star Wars: The Old Republic, Medal of Honor’s modern warfare, the most common achievement names, and so much more!
12-01-2009
Dec 1, 2009 • 132 min
All the tryptophan and cheese-covered car keys in the world can’t stop us from going on about cursing at the end of the world, Assassin’s Creed II, underestimating kids, Dragon Age: Origins, and the bittersweet return of Metro City mayor Mike Haggar.
11-24-2009
Nov 24, 2009 • 146 min
Let the Giant Bombcast guide you through this hectic holiday week with conversations on turkeys full of toothpaste, the pros and cons of Fresno, Assassin’s Creed II, light-gun semantics, the last days of Pandemic, and more! Brought to you by Corningware!
11-17-2009
Nov 17, 2009 • 130 min
We celebrate the last big week of the holiday release season with discussions of the Dragon Age, New Super Mario Bros. Wii, more Modern Warfare 2 chatter, Super Street Fighter IV, the fate of Chicago Ted in Left 4 Dead 2, Assassin’s Creed II, and more!
Modern Warfare 2 Edition
Nov 13, 2009 • 72 min
It’s a Giant Spoilercast as we discuss many of the specifics of the single-player experience in Modern Warfare 2.
11-10-2009
Nov 10, 2009 • 114 min
Brad has fun in Chinatown, Jeff flashes his firmware, Ryan gets Rabbid, Vinny returns a changed man, and we all talk a lot of Modern Warfare 2 in this week’s edition of the Giant Bombcast.
11-03-2009
Nov 3, 2009 • 143 min
Friend of Giant Bomb Jared Rea sits in for discussions of Jeff’s pretty robot girlfriend, the perceived benefits of gold rhythm game controllers, the parallels between Sailor Moon fighting games and jazz music, Hideo Kojima’s love of Twilight, and more!
10-27-2009
Oct 27, 2009 • 135 min
It’s a show for the over-sophisticated and the under-sophisticated as we discuss trucks and villains in Uncharted 2, Prototype’s shelf life, the bitter gift of Demon’s Souls, Modern Warfare on the Moon, Xbox Experience 3.0, deep-fried sandwiches, and so m
10-20-2009
Oct 20, 2009 • 133 min
The Giant Bomb staff sounds off on Brutal Legend, Borderlands, The Beatles: Rock Band vs. Guitar Hero 5, wrestlers vs. cars, Infinity Ward’s Modern Warfare 2 PC drama, and DOMO DOMO DOMO DOMO DOMO DOMO DOMO DOMO DOMO DOMO DOMO DOMO DOMO DOMO DOMO!
10-13-2009
Oct 13, 2009 • 147 min
Capcom’s Adam Boyes and freelance troublemaker John Vignocchi join the crew for some rowdy, champagne-fueled shouting about the downfall of Midway, Demon’s Souls, Forza 3, Chuck D, Brutal Legend, New Super Mario Bros. Wii, and more in this week’s Bombcast
10-06-2009
Oct 7, 2009 • 134 min
With the taste of Modern Warfare 2 on our lips we set our sights on the PSPgo, the world’s largest pinball expo, the acrimony of Work Time Fun, Uncharted 2, Lego Bowie, night-vision goggles in TrackMania 2, the PlayStation Threemote, and much more!
09-29-2009
Sep 29, 2009 • 142 min
The Giant Bombcast rocks out with more Arkham Asylum conversation, our first DJ Hero hands-on experience, Jeff’s undying love of video pinball, our TGS 2009 highlights, Super Street Fighter IV, our continuing Splinter Cell: Conviction drama, and more!
09-22-2009
Sep 23, 2009 • 145 min
We hold it down stateside with Gears of War energy drinks as we discuss ODST and the future of Halo, TrackMania 2, the failings of Scribblenauts, Modern Warfare 2 perks, the realities of Rock Band Network, life after the Endurance Run, and more!
09-15-2009
Sep 16, 2009 • 143 min
The first four missions of Halo 3: ODST, Need for Speed: SHIFT, the best way to scratch an Xbox 360 disc, the awesomeness of sleep, and Courtney Love’s internet insanity are just a few of the topics on this week’s edition of the Giant Bombcast!
09-08-2009
Sep 9, 2009 • 113 min
We look back at some of our personal highlights from PAX09, discuss the relative merits of The Beatles: Rock Band and Guitar Hero 5, and warn of the perils of playing Doom on a plane, and much more in this week’s edition of the Giant Bombcast.
PAX Edition
Sep 5, 2009 • 97 min
We kick it Sea-town style with Kotaku’s Stephen Totilo, 38 Studios’ Rich Gallup, Obsidian Entertainment’s Matthew Rorie, Harmonix Music Systems’ Alex Navarro, and Blizzard Entertainment’s Bob Colayco in this surprisingly orderly PAX edition Bombcast!
09-01-2009
Sep 1, 2009 • 147 min
The fantastic foursome is back in effect with the outlaw economics in Borderlands, playing like an a-hole, life after the PS3 Slim, The Bat-Man, The Final Destination, DJ AM, Marvel vs. Disney, and more! Brought to you by the Vietnam Corporation!
08-25-2009
Aug 25, 2009 • 133 min
With Jeff on vacation we bring Drew to the table for discussions of the subtle art of people getting sliced in half, sequence breaking in Shadow Complex, Jim Raynor vs. the devil, Pandaren Brewmasters, the PS3 Slim, and, of course, Peter Molyneux’s balls.
08-18-2009
Aug 18, 2009 • 119 min
Since we’re not allowed into Germany for reasons we’d rather not discuss, we stay home and chat about Shadow Complex, the strategery of Brütal Legend’s multiplayer, the Wolfenstein timeline, Brad’s exciting QuakeCon trip, Limerick Island, and much more!
08-11-2009
Aug 11, 2009 • 131 min
This week we welcome arcade enthusiast and friend of Giant Bomb Jared Rea to the table for conversation about EVO cliques, Korean rhythm games, Guitar Hero 5, Spielberg’s Halo, 50 Cent in Modern Warfare 2, Michael Cera in everything, and more!
08-04-2009
Aug 4, 2009 • 133 min
This week’s Bombcast covers the life and death of The Matrix Online, the storied history of Sierra On-Line, the games that Gearbox is (and isn’t) making, the psychology of holiday game releases, swords, and other pressing topics of the utmost importance!
07-28-2009
Jul 28, 2009 • 133 min
Brad returns from the glorious Carolinas for discussions of bo-rounds, ‘Splosion Man, the correct pronunciation of Sidhe, King of Fighters XII, San Diego Comic-Con, Microsoft’s Halo plans, candy bars, PAX 09, and other nonsense!
07-21-2009
Jul 21, 2009 • 126 min
We recover from Friday night’s funcaholism in tonight’s episode of Everybody Loves Bombcast with Wii Sports Resort, Evo 2009, the correct pronunciation of Karateka, toast guns, Shadow Complex, night vision goggles, Rock Band Network, and more!
07-14-2009
Jul 14, 2009 • 127 min
We cover the infinite beards of California Extreme, the wrong way to move into a new apartment, UFC vs. EA, and the glorious returns of Monkey Island, MechWarrior, and Command & Conquer in this week’s edition of the Giant Bombcast!
07-07-2009
Jul 7, 2009 • 127 min
A slow-ass news week leads to discussions of open-world fatigue, Brad’s honorable ancestry, Tales of Monkey Island, 1 vs. 100, Asteroids: The Movie, a sequel to Super Mario Bros. 2, and air horns. So very, very many air horns.
06-30-2009
Jun 30, 2009 • 128 min
What do Chris Cashman, Starcraft rap songs, Fallout/Doom crossovers, the fury of the BioWare doctors, different approaches to motion controls, and the future of Midway all have in common? Listen to this week’s Giant Bombcast to find out!
06-23-2009
Jun 23, 2009 • 107 min
We chop it up with Dave on the topics of Martian gorillas, necklaceness versus necklessness, Bobby Brown, modded Tiger Woods controllers, more Natal nonsense, Activision’s grisly corporate ladder, among others. Caution: HOT!
06-16-2009
Jun 16, 2009 • 128 min
Jeff has conflicted feelings towards Vince Vaughn, Vinny loses sleep to Trash Panic, Brad gets incensed at this week’s DSiWare offerings, and Ryan recovers from too much weekend fun in this week’s episode of your favorite in-flight shopping magazine.
06-09-2009
Jun 9, 2009 • 77 min
We try to keep things brief as we collect our thoughts on E3 2009 and discuss Jack Tretton’s affinity for steaks, stock E3 conversations, spider ants, gun scorpions, the power of sequels, and what we’re playing now that the show’s over.
E3 2009 Day Three
Jun 5, 2009 • 123 min
We close out the show with special guests from Pandemic Studios and Mythic Entertainment.
E3 2009 Day Two
Jun 4, 2009 • 138 min
We’re not gonna lie: guests from Capcom, GRIN, Gamasutra, and Jellyvision make this hands-down the craziest Bombcast ever.
E3 2009 Day One
Jun 3, 2009 • 117 min
We’re joined by Obsidian’s Matthew Rorie as we discuss the Nintendo and Sony press conferences, much of Activision’s offerings, Mass Effect 2, Left 4 Dead 2, Supreme Commander 2, and more!
MicroCast @Activision 06-02-2009
Jun 2, 2009
Jeff and Ryan give a quick update from the Activision booth.
MicroCast 06-02-2009
Jun 2, 2009
Jeff and Ryan discuss what they think they know about Nintendo’s upcoming press conference.
E3 2009 Day Zero
Jun 2, 2009 • 89 min
We reflect on the Microsoft, Electronic Arts, and Ubisoft press conferences. Also, pizza!
Microcast 06-01-2009 AM
Jun 1, 2009
Jeff and Ryan discuss what they think they know about Microsoft’s upcoming press conference.
05-29-2009
May 29, 2009 • 137 min
We get ready for E3 with an overview of our show schedule, some announcement speculation, our most anticipated games, plus the usual Bombcast digressions and shenanigans.
05-26-2009
May 26, 2009 • 133 min
We hint at Giant Bomb’s plans for the big show and discuss the diminishing returns of teasing a teaser, how to punish rage-quitters, ICP’s wrestling league, Bionic Commando truth and reconciliation, our appetite for Fallout 3 DLC, and much more!
05-19-2009
May 19, 2009 • 118 min
We kick off this week’s Bombcast with an all-natural sugar rush before crashing into discussions of 50 Cent’s Dead Sea Scrolls, Mike Tyson DLC, Tatsunoko Vs. Capcom, Kojima’s next, the latest 3D Realms drama, the end of Factor 5, and more!
05-12-2009
May 12, 2009 • 129 min
This week we’re joined by Treyarch community manager Josh Olin, who stops by to chat about the upcoming map pack for Call of Duty: World at War. We also discuss PopCap’s rise to prominence, dog-monkey versus monkey-dog, Duke Nukem, and much more!
05-05-2009
May 5, 2009 • 132 min
Giant Bomb designer Dave Snider sits in for Vinny for our special Cinco de Mayo episode as we discuss some upcoming site features, the next PSP, the lineage of terrible Ninja Turtles games, 50 Cent on the Moon, and much, much more!
04-28-2009
Apr 28, 2009 • 129 min
Jeff returns from London just in time for a deluge of UK snacks and to talk about Bethesda’s 2009 lineup, the importance of exclamation points, Scratch: The Ultimate DJ, Six Days in Fallujah, Marvel vs. Capcom 2, dream sandwiches, and more!
04-21-2009
Apr 21, 2009 • 130 min
It’s dinosaurs vs. grizzly bears vs. great white sharks vs. Pink Floyd’s The Wall The RTS vs. HAGs vs. rotten eggs vs. Vin Diesel vs. John Madden vs. Weekend at Bernie’s III vs. the FREAKING MOON on this week’s edition of the Giant Bombcast!
04-14-2009
Apr 14, 2009 • 122 min
The Bombcast maintains its status as the flyest video-game podcast around with frank discussions of skull-based vodka, drinks disguised as soy sauce, Bionic Commando, torture porn, Will Wright’s Stupid Fun Club, week two of DSiWare, and much more.
Capcom Edition
Apr 9, 2009
Adam Boyes and Chris Kramer from Capcom US come by to discuss downloadable games, working with Japan, the Capcom-Unity, and of course, Fox Hunt.
04-07-2009
Apr 7, 2009 • 139 min
With Brad out of the office, we invite gamecop Giancarlo Varanini to fill the fourth chair as we drink bird-nest-based beverages, recount Jeff and Vinny’s nightmare weekend in Houston, appraise the initial DSiWare offerings, and more.
03-31-2009
Mar 31, 2009 • 144 min
Ryan and Vinny fight a losing battle against the GDC fever as we address Jeff’s Punch-Out!!-induced inner turmoil, Brad’s excitement over the ill-named League of Legends: Clash of Fates, cloth maps, Don King, suave bananas, and more!
BioWare Edition
Mar 30, 2009
Ryan and Brad sit down with Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk at GDC 09 to discuss both Dragon Age: Origins and BioWare’s origins.
GDC 09 Day Two
Mar 27, 2009 • 102 min
Day two sees Harmonix’s own Alex Navarro, John Drake, and Sean Baptiste, Tigon Studios’ Ian Stevens, and Pandemic’s Drew Marlowe join the fray.
GDC 09 Day One
Mar 26, 2009 • 115 min
We discuss some of the highlights from our first day at GDC 09 with an all-star panel of game developers, including EALA’s Amer Ajami and Greg Kasavin, Mythic Entertainment’s Paul Barnett, 2K Boston’s Joe Fielder, and Turn 10 Studios’ Che Chou.
03-24-2009
Mar 24, 2009 • 141 min
It’s a death march of weird accents and terrifying candy as we’re joined by Ulf Andersson and Gunnar Johansson from GRIN. We also discuss OnLive, Max Payne 3, BioShock 2 subtitle shenanigans, and much more in this epic edition of the Giant Bombcast.
03-17-2009
Mar 18, 2009 • 124 min
The Bombcast gets frappadocious this week with discussions of MadWorld’s racial insensitivity, the douche-reduced Army of Two sequel, Criterion’s April Fools prank, plus an inordinate amount of GI Joe talk. Once a man!
03-10-2009
Mar 10, 2009 • 129 min
With Ryan back in the saddle, the Giant Bombcast returns from the brink with delicious Mexican vanilla soda, the quieter side of Sgt. Slaughter, extensive and unnecessary Ghostbusters references, the winners of our Noby Noby Boy contest, and much more!
Who You Gonna Call? Edition
Mar 9, 2009
You’re right, no human being would stack books like this. And the flowers are still standing! What about the Twinkie? Yes, have some. Dogs and cats, living together… mass hysteria! What did you do, Ray? I love this plan! I’m excited to be a part of it!
03-03-2009
Mar 3, 2009 • 135 min
With Ryan out on vacation, we have no idea what we’re doing this week. Seriously, I don’t even know if what I’m writing here will show up anywhere. But in case it does, we’re talking about space bugs, Halo Wars, Chun-Li: The Movie, Saskatoon, and more!
EVE Online Edition
Feb 26, 2009
Brad, Jeff, and Ryan sit down with Noah Ward, lead game designer for EVE Online, to discuss the upcoming expansion and just what makes this no-holds-barred space MMO tick.
02-24-2009
Feb 24, 2009 • 127 min
This week’s Bombcast is citrus fresh with the unbridled insanity of Noby Noby Boy, 50 Cent’s gangsterous return to video games, the relationship between Ubisoft, Canada, and cheese, NSFW Flash games, an exciting new Giant Bomb contest, and more!
02-17-2009
Feb 17, 2009 • 107 min
We celebrate a year of podcasts by drinking bubble gum and discussing Street Fighter IV, Halo Wars, Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon, Vinny’s strong distaste for Flower, the comedy goldmine of the full frontal in The Lost and Damned, and more!
02-10-2009
Feb 10, 2009 • 128 min
We get circuit-bent on Jolly Rancher soda and discuss the need for an achievements czar, the identity of Rico Suave, played-out headlines, bikini protocols on Coney Island, Vinny’s imaginary Left 4 Dead mode, second-person shooters, and more!
02-03-2009
Feb 4, 2009 • 124 min
The Bombcast avoids Olympic controversy with discussions of Killzone 2, Prince of Persia DLC, E3 2009, Need for Speed, Madden NFL 10, the next Jason Bourne game, Xbox 360 avatar perks, the Atari Jaguar, Resident Evil 5, and much more!
01-27-2009
Jan 27, 2009 • 128 min
Enjoy the muffled sounds of madness as we discuss the emerging EAverse, Operation: Anchorage, inappropriate applications of fried chicken, appropriate applications of evil cat people, the Bernie Madoff of EVE Online, Street Fiver, and more!
01-20-2009
Jan 21, 2009 • 139 min
We celebrate Inauguration Day with a UK drink taste-test, copious discussions of Street Fighter IV, Skate 2, Knothole Island, our collective frustration over the PS3, the cinematic influences of Metal Gear Solid 4, and more. Have fun at dinner!
01-13-2009
Jan 14, 2009 • 136 min
We’re joined by former EGM editor Giancarlo Varanini for discussions of the Windows 7 beta, the future of Tony Hawk, the escalating madness surrounding Bob’s Game, Serena Altschul on PCP, McRib virginity, and more!
01-06-2009
Jan 6, 2009 • 108 min
The Giant Bombcast returns for the 200Crime with mustaches, AustraliaBux, Dave Snider’s fun facts about Washington, D.C., a talkbox, the awesome Crank 2: High Voltage trailer, Lego Rock Band, the Killzone 2 demo, and much more!
Game of the Year 2008 Edition
Dec 30, 2008 • 162 min
We let you inside our GOTY deliberation process as we debate the relative merits of Burnout Paradise, Grand Theft Auto IV, Metal Gear Solid 4, Gears of War 2, Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts and Bolts, Dead Space, Braid, Left 4 Dead, Fallout 3, and Fable II.
12-23-2008
Dec 24, 2008 • 122 min
Our last proper podcast of 2008 includes our pleas to euthanize Sonic the Hedgehog, hot sandos, cyborg zombies, the last Christmas song, predictions for 2009, and more. Be sure to come back next week for our special Game of the Year podcast!
12-16-2008
Dec 16, 2008 • 126 min
We share our thoughts on the Spike TV Video Game Awards, drink Dissidia potions, make fun of PlayStation Home, try to make sense of Noby Noby Boy, speculate on Niko Bellic’s fate in The Lost and the Damned, and more!
12-09-2008
Dec 10, 2008 • 74 min
Following some heinous technical difficulties, it’s take two of this week’s Giant Bombcast! With Jeff as our one-man house band, we discuss Prince of Persia, Square Enix and Eidos, turning a DSi into a talkbox, Crackdown 2, Michael Phelps, and more!
12-02-2008
Dec 2, 2008 • 126 min
We recover from our tryptophan poisoning with discussions of the screechy announcer from You’re In the Movies, Assassin’s Creed 2, the future of Midway, Nathan Drake’s chain wallet, the winner of our Gears of War 2 Zune contest, Anime Vice, and more!
11-25-2008
Nov 25, 2008 • 84 min
Jeff sits down with Dave and Harmonix’s Alex Navarro to discuss the rules of “F-U” Uno, the 2008 Video Game Report Card, Fallout 3 DLC, Dave’s Zombies Ate My Neighbors nightmare, and… oh, right. Rock Band 2.
11-18-2008
Nov 19, 2008 • 116 min
It’s the video-game podcast that eats like a meal, where we discuss Left 4 Dead, Halo Wars, our Gears of War 2 Zune giveaway, the romantic relationship between dinosaurs and automobiles, Brad’s dad, and more. And we do it all with robot voices!
11-11-2008
Nov 12, 2008 • 112 min
This week’s topics include Resistance 2, Mirror’s Edge, other people’s property in LittleBigPlanet, Fallout 3’s cultural sensitivity, the used-game scourge, Infinity Ward’s bolt-action beef, and more!
11-04-2008
Nov 5, 2008 • 116 min
We shake off Halloween and do our best to avoid politics with in-depth discussions of Vinny’s DJ ghosts, Brad’s internet-savvy ant farm, the NXE, The Beatles, Marcus Fenix at home, impossible achievements, and more!
10-28-2008
Oct 29, 2008 • 137 min
We get juiced up on goji berries to discuss the current tsunami of new releases, including Dead Space, Far Cry 2, Fallout 3, LittleBigPlanet, and Guitar Hero World Tour, as well as Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe, John Carmack’s rockets, and more.
Giant Bombkast: Ed Boon Edition
Oct 24, 2008
Jeff, Brad, and Ryan sit down with Mortal Kombat co-creator Ed Boon to discuss MK’s place in the world of fighting games, the state of arcades, the potential for Mortal Kombat Vs. Street Fighter, and more.
10-21-2008
Oct 21, 2008 • 108 min
We return to the glorious US of A to discuss the current deluge of hot, hot games, including Fable II, SOCOM: Confrontation, Saints Row 2, LittleBigPlanet, and much more!
10-12-2008
Oct 12, 2008 • 107 min
We wrap up our business in Tokyo with talk of cosplayers, Kingdom Hearts, more terrible Swedish candy, capsule toys, and more.
10-10-2008
Oct 10, 2008 • 89 min
With the second day of the 2008 Tokyo Game Show behind us, we discuss Halo 3 Recon, White Knight Chronicles, Let’s Tap, Yakuza 3, the current state of TGS and video-game trade shows in general, and much more.
10-09-2008
Oct 9, 2008
Brad, Jeff, and Ryan wrap up the first day of the 2008 Tokyo Game Show with some of their personal highlights.
10-08-2008
Oct 8, 2008 • 81 min
Giant Bomb’s J-pop ecstacy nightmare continues as the boys take a trip to Akihabara.
10-07-2008
Oct 8, 2008 • 70 min
We’re live from Tokyo in this very jet-lagged edition of the Giant Bombcast! Topics of discussion include Speed Racer, Street Fighter IV, beef bowls, Vodka Drunkinski, Marcus Fenix’s face scars, and more!
Red Alert 3 Edition
Oct 3, 2008
Jeff and Ryan are joined by EALA’s Amer Ajami and Greg Kasavin in this bonus podcast to discuss some of the finer points of Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3.
09-30-2008
Oct 1, 2008 • 122 min
Giant Bomb designer Dave Snider joins Ryan, Brad, and Vinny to discuss Warhammer key parties, making bootleg versions of Eye of the Tiger in Guitar Hero: World Tour, droopy pipes, Return to Castle Greyskull, and much more!
09-23-2008
Sep 24, 2008 • 114 min
What do the first weekend of Warhammer Online, the Jenny McCarthy virus, Ice-T’s MySpace page, The Sims: The Movie, Metal Gear Solid Existence, and Need for Speed: Burnout all have in common? Listen to this week’s Bombcast to find out!
09-16-2008
Sep 17, 2008 • 124 min
The Giant Bombcast celebrates this great country of ours with discussions of Fable II, The Force Unleashed, Rock Band 2, bees, strict NATs, Transformers tech specs, Hawaiian juice, and much more!
Spore Edition
Sep 13, 2008 • 69 min
The Giant Bomb crew pontificates about Will Wright’s intergalactic life simulator, Spore.
09-09-2008
Sep 10, 2008 • 127 min
We celebrate the ninth anniversary of the Dreamcast and discuss Crysis Warhead, BioShock on the PS3, the musical mystery behind Killer Instinct 3, the rumored launch of the New Xbox Experience, the current state of PC piracy, and much more!
09-02-2008
Sep 3, 2008 • 76 min
We get back to our regularly-scheduled podcast and discuss the candy-filled fun of Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise, vent about Mercenaries 2: World in Flames, speculate about Capcom’s next fighting game revival, and more!
PAX08 Edition
Aug 31, 2008 • 78 min
We wrap up day two of the 2008 Penny Arcade Exposition with special guests Rich Gallup, Alex Navarro, and Matt Rorie, as well as an inordinate amount of cursing. Cover thine virgin ears!
08-26-2008
Aug 26, 2008 • 127 min
This week’s podcast includes Denis Dyack’s sinister machinations, our absentee highlights from Leipzig, Ryan Payton’s departure from Kojima Productions, the rumors about potential Halo 4 rumors, Brad’s mysterious disappearance, and much more!
08-19-2008
Aug 19, 2008 • 103 min
This week’s topics include Too Human, the terrible parents behind professional Guitar Hero players, the current state of Alan Wake, why we’re not at Leipzig, and more!
08-12-2008
Aug 12, 2008 • 119 min
We discuss Bionic Commando: Rearmed, Blizzard’s diabolical pyramid scheme, goatees, Hitler, and much, much more!
08-05-2008
Aug 6, 2008 • 128 min
We drink some hemp milk, hate on Soul Calibur IV’s giant fake boobs, and review the E3 Critics Awards.
07-29-2008
Jul 29, 2008 • 72 min
We get back to the business of talkin’ ‘bout games, with topics including the latest from Telltale, more Activision Blizzard merger drama, MK vs. DC at Comic-Con, Geometry Wars 2, the eagle-punching potential of a new Karateka, and more!
07-22-2008
Jul 22, 2008
Giant Bomb is go! With the user submissions piling up, the guys take a quick break to discuss the new site and answer some of your questions.
07-17-2008: Electronic Three Edition
Jul 18, 2008 • 111 min
We close the books on E3 2008 with our thoughts on Red Alert 3, The Agency, Left 4 Dead, The Force Unleashed, Saint’s Row 2, and much more!
07-16-2008: Electronic Three Edition
Jul 17, 2008 • 150 min
With the second day of E3 under our belts, we share our thoughts on Rock Band 2, Prince of Persia, Wii Sports Resort, Alpha Protocol, Killzone 2, Soul Calibur IV, Borderlands, Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe, The Who, and much, much more!
07-15-2008: Electronic Three Edition
Jul 16, 2008 • 110 min
After a seemingly endless day at Electronic Three, we discuss Gears of War 2, the Nintendo, Sony, and Activision press conferences, Dragon Age: Origins, upcoming games from Capcom and EA, Fallout 3, and much more!
07-14-2008: Electronic Three Edition
Jul 15, 2008 • 77 min
The Giant Bombcast joins forces with the Boss of Bosses for our first day wrap-up of E3 2008.
07-08-2008
Jul 9, 2008 • 120 min
This week’s Bombcast topics include comic books, The Force Unleashed, Unreal Tournament III, Sega Channel, everyone’s favorite raccoon shylock, piñata whacking, Donkeykong Man, Denis Dyack’s latest antics, Peter Molyneux’s Whammies, and more!
07-01-2008
Jul 2, 2008 • 107 min
In this week’s edition the boys discuss Diablo III, their boggling obsession with J Allard, the war of words between Treyarch and Gearbox, the latest PS3 firmware update, Denis Dyack’s internet shenanigans, Fruit Stripe Gum, and much more!
06-24-2008
Jun 25, 2008 • 88 min
With Vinny out of the office, Ryan, Jeff, and Brad discuss the six degrees of GuitarFreaks, the inevitable return of Razor Callahan, the truth about World of Lost Vikings, and the cure for a young child’s fear of paintings.
Giant Spoiler Snakecast 06-19-2008
Jun 19, 2008 • 62 min
The Bomb Squad does its best to spoil Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots in this special edition of the Giant Bombcast. Seriously, if you don’t want to hear MGS4 story details, TURN BACK NOW. HERE THERE BE MONSTERS.
06-17-2008
Jun 17, 2008 • 89 min
The Bombcast crew talks up the latest Tecmo drama, the massive Intellisponse survey leaks, yelling at the Nintendo DS, west-coast basements, the semantics of Mega Man, and more.
06-10-2008
Jun 10, 2008 • 90 min
This week we discuss Nolan Bushnell’s Boogie Nights, Call of Duty 5, Harder, Faster, More Challenging Portal, Levelord’s involvement in Duke Nukem Forever, Metal Gear Solid 4, and more!
06-03-2008
Jun 3, 2008 • 115 min
The Giant Bombcast welcomes two new additions in this exciting episode, which includes discussion of disgusting Swedish treats, hands-on with Street Fighter IV, our begrudging excitement over Neopets, Itagaki’s dramatic departure from Tecmo, and more!
05-27-2008
May 27, 2008 • 75 min
This week we discuss the latest Xbox Live Arcade drama, the high cost of pretending to rock out in Guitar Hero: World Tour, Prince of Persia casting news, the return of Oddworld, the continued ESA exodus, the future of Mega Man, and more!
05-20-2008
May 21, 2008 • 118 min
We stay medicated in this four-player podcast as we discuss tattoo placement in Gears of War 2, a surprising musical omission in Haze, product placement in MGS4, the various uses of a rapier, Richard Pryor tapes, and much more!
05-13-2008
May 13, 2008 • 103 min
We give ourselves heart murmurs with too many energy drinks as we discuss the nuts and bolts of Banjo-Kazooie, the mashup potential of Guitar Hero IV, Super Mario Bros. 4, Lego Pulp Fiction, the semantics of Hell, and more!
05-06-2008
May 7, 2008 • 108 min
We hit the redline with the latest from Sony, a treatise on Card Sharks, free Rock Band songs, modular solutions for virtual modern living, the future of X-COM, Dr. Dre Kart Racing, and plenty of GTA4. That’s how you play the game!
04-29-2008
Apr 30, 2008 • 67 min
Jeff and Ryan fight a losing battle against sleep depravation in this very special, very felonious, very short episode of the Giant Bombcast.
04-22-2008
Apr 23, 2008 • 101 min
Jeff and Ryan are joined by a very special guest this week as we discuss MKVDC, the troubled Metal Gear Online beta, the multi-instrument future of Guitar Hero, the state of Games for Windows Live, and much more!
04-15-2008
Apr 15, 2008 • 89 min
It’s Nintendo week on the Giant Bombcast as we discuss all the hot new games that were shown at last week’s media summit in San Francisco. We also discuss the return of Interplay, get angry at Wired and meddling marketers, and more!
04-08-2008
Apr 8, 2008 • 106 min
This week we give you all we’ve got with discussions of the stuff that plants crave, Kazooie’s Funtime Party Assassins, Ikaruga, what the X in Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X. stands for, and more.
04-01-2008
Apr 1, 2008 • 85 min
Get on the yellow bus with Jeff and Ryan for another edition of the Giant Bombcast! This week we turn our eyes towards Cinnabon: The Drink, the end of superbike confusion, the problems with Liars’ Day, the off-road future of Burnout, and much more!
03-25-2008
Mar 25, 2008 • 78 min
It’s a veritable menagerie of idiots in this week’s Giant Bombcast as we’re joined by Alex Navarro for discussions about Grand Theft Auto IV: Greater Toronto Area, 50 Cent II: The Dollar, synthoids, the Harlem Globetrotters of pizza, and more!
03-18-2008
Mar 18, 2008 • 93 min
The Giant Bombcast continues its slow-motion explosion with Jeff and Ryan’s thoughts on Lost: Via Domus, Rainbow Six Vegas 2, an Ice Cube side-scroller, Guitar Hero: Beatles, Ed Boon, the flavor of Scottish girders, technofear, and more!
03-11-2008
Mar 11, 2008 • 102 min
In our inaugural episode of the Giant Bombcast, Ryan and Jeff discuss delicious WoW-inspired energy drinks, the hidden depth in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, the brilliant filmography of Mark Dacascos, and much more.
Arrow Pointing Down Podcast 03-04-2008
Mar 5, 2008 • 100 min
As promised, the latest episode of the Arrow Pointing Down Podcast, featuring Internet celebrities Ryan Davis, Jeff Gerstmann, and Alex Navarro! Join us as we discuss the top news stories in the world of video games, new releases, and drinks!
Arrow Pointing Down Podcast 02-24-2008
Feb 25, 2008 • 72 min
Your new favorite podcast that is sometimes, tangentially about video games is back! This week we bask in the afterglow of GDC, guzzle horrible energy drinks, contemplate legal action against McDonald’s, and so very much more! Join us, won’t you?
Arrow Pointing Down Podcast Beta
Feb 18, 2008 • 88 min
Welcome, and thank you for participating in the soft launch of the Arrow Pointing Down Podcast! This week, Ryan and Jeff ramble pointlessly over Skype about Gatorade, HD-DVD, GDC, and more!