S/D: Gaming podcasts mostly blow goats. Which ones do not?

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Okay, kids, knowing full well that at least one ilxor runs a gaming podcast, which shows do you actually find worth hearing?

The New Jack Mormons! (kingfish), Thursday, 21 February 2013 07:18 (seven years ago) link

Ones I currently make an effort to catch:

-Idle Thumbs
-Giant Bombcast
-Vidjagame Apocalypse (all ex--TalkRadar folks)

And probably a few more I'm forgetting. I just found GI's, which is a nice companion show.

The shows have a similar format but I tend to like the personality mixes.

The New Jack Mormons! (kingfish), Thursday, 21 February 2013 07:27 (seven years ago) link

I listen to the one an ilxor runs, and, because I've followed it through all it's incarnations, Weekend Confirmed.

EZ Snappin, Thursday, 21 February 2013 14:38 (seven years ago) link

I think they stopped making the Eurogamer one? I used to like that.

My buddy made one called A Life Well Wasted that was pretty well regarded, but he stopped making episodes. He has a new one coming out next month though.

pun lovin criminal (polyphonic), Thursday, 21 February 2013 17:27 (seven years ago) link

Sorry, just saw this pop up on SNA.
Indoor Kids is, or can be, pretty good. However you may take that with a grain of salt because I am not really a 'gamer'.
But at least check out the 2-part Dan Harmon episodes re: Skyrim. They're worth a listen.

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 21 February 2013 17:39 (seven years ago) link

bombcast is great. that's my fill of gaming related media right there tho. can't imagine listening to more--when am i gonna find time to actually play games????

adam, Thursday, 21 February 2013 17:57 (seven years ago) link

I listen to em while playing

The New Jack Mormons! (kingfish), Thursday, 21 February 2013 18:20 (seven years ago) link

i always feel bad turning down the music and stuff in games. someone worked hard on that! and what if it's awesome?

euro truck simulator has a built-in mp3 player function (the "radio") so spotify usage is allowed there.

adam, Thursday, 21 February 2013 18:31 (seven years ago) link

The bit in the newest Gameological podcast where his mother talks about Facebook games just made me laugh a lot. (I don't know which podcast is run by an ilxor so I feel a bit uncomfortable naming any of them in case it's that one). I don't even hate Major Nelson in truth, it needs to be an episode where they're covering games I actually care about but when it is, there are often plenty of interesting bits between the awkward PR monologues.

JimD, Thursday, 28 February 2013 17:24 (seven years ago) link

two weeks pass...

My buddy made one called A Life Well Wasted that was pretty well regarded, but he stopped making episodes. He has a new one coming out next month though.

It's out!


Interviews with me work John Romero (Doom, Wolfenstein 3D, Quake), Nick Smith (aka Ulillillia), and more.

polyphonic, Wednesday, 20 March 2013 17:56 (seven years ago) link

wait what? theres one run by an ilxor?

Bob-omb The Videogame Industry! (Will M.), Wednesday, 20 March 2013 18:11 (seven years ago) link

aw man now i have to listen to a podcast

Nhex, Wednesday, 20 March 2013 18:41 (seven years ago) link

I forgot to delete "me work"

polyphonic, Wednesday, 20 March 2013 19:12 (seven years ago) link

wait what? theres one run by an ilxor?

Game Informer has a podcast.

The New Jack Mormons! (kingfish), Wednesday, 20 March 2013 22:03 (seven years ago) link

I took the plunge and became a paid subscriber to Giant Bomb, as their video chicanery I've found to be worth it.

The New Jack Mormons! (kingfish), Wednesday, 20 March 2013 22:05 (seven years ago) link

Hadn't got around to trying ALWW yet but this has convinced me to get on with it - http://www.wired.com/gamelife/2013/03/a-life-well-wasted-work/

JimD, Thursday, 28 March 2013 11:35 (seven years ago) link

Here;s the creator of ALWW getting drunk with Giant Bomb guys:


Hockey Drunk (kingfish), Saturday, 30 March 2013 10:16 (seven years ago) link

three months pass...

Aw FUCK. Ryan Davis of GiantBomb died last week on his honeymoon. He was only 34.


Ze Meadow Morals Squad (kingfish), Monday, 8 July 2013 18:37 (seven years ago) link

Super sad. Ryan was the best.

Allen (etaeoe), Monday, 8 July 2013 19:03 (seven years ago) link

They just posted a memorial podcast, in proper Irish wake stylee


Ze Meadow Morals Squad (kingfish), Wednesday, 10 July 2013 04:52 (seven years ago) link

six years pass...

Dusting off this thread to recommend some gaming podcasts that I think are good.

First, the Insert Credit Show is back after a three-year hiatus. It's got that Tim Rogers on it! And it has a fun format that keeps the conversation interesting.

You probably already know about How Did This Get Played? but I'll rep it here anyway. Not just bad games, but "weird" ones, and I like that it allows them room to talk about stuff like Seaman and Getting Over It. Keep Games Weird, I say.

Dev Game Club is a show where two veteran devs play through a classic/influential title in a book club kind of format. It's fun to listen to a series while playing through the same game, as I recently did with Chrono Trigger. The hosts are a little dry, but full of insight.

The Short Game is a show about games that respect your time. Naturally, they cover a lot of indie titles.

american primitive stylophone (zchyrs), Thursday, 21 May 2020 19:46 (five months ago) link

I've been enjoying the Gaming Ride Home podcast. 15 minutes of game news per day. It's from an ex-Game Informer guy.

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Thursday, 21 May 2020 19:53 (five months ago) link

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