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 (ten 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 (ten 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 (ten 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 (ten 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 (ten 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 (ten years ago) link

I listen to em while playing

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

wait what? theres one run by an ilxor?

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

aw man now i have to listen to a podcast

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

I forgot to delete "me work"

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

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


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

Super sad. Ryan was the best.

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

eleven months pass...

Alex/Vinny/Brad are all out at Giant Bomb :(

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Tuesday, 4 May 2021 18:29 (one year ago) link


had fallen off listening in the last few years but still sad to see; must have spent thousands of hours listening to them. hope vinny is still on camera/audio wherever he goes, not sure anyone else has ever radiated such an earnest, kind, comforting presence on the internet.

devvvine, Tuesday, 4 May 2021 19:13 (one year ago) link

Fuck's sake. I signed up shortly before Abby left and since then it seems everyone I signed up for has been leaving.

Is there some corporate fuckery behind this, or is it just happening naturally? Polygon seems to have a similar problem of losing its coolest contributors on the reg.

Daniel_Rf, Wednesday, 5 May 2021 08:58 (one year ago) link

They were already bleeding subscribers, and this probably won't help on that front. They haven't replaced anyone who has left with a new employee in quite some time.

Also, the new corp apparently didn't even know they existed when the CNET purchase went through.

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Wednesday, 5 May 2021 18:00 (one year ago) link

i'm guessing they had incentives that vested 6mo after the buyout which would be exactly right now. gerstmann might have longer since he's the head but i wouldn't be surprised to see him step down too after figuring out what to do with the site

ciderpress, Wednesday, 5 May 2021 18:08 (one year ago) link

Vinny said that it wasn't a six-month thing.

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Wednesday, 5 May 2021 18:13 (one year ago) link

Jeff's wife is pregnant so I think staying on healthcare is a major reason he's staying, plus protecting the jobs of those who are still there.

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Wednesday, 5 May 2021 18:17 (one year ago) link

ahh ok. still looks like a 'clash with new ownership' thing though when they all leave at once but i could also imagine it being a fatigue thing with those particular 3, they've been doing this for a long time

ciderpress, Wednesday, 5 May 2021 18:18 (one year ago) link

xp w/Polygon, I notice a bunch of them get promoted up to the bigger in-network sites like Verge

Nhex, Wednesday, 5 May 2021 18:35 (one year ago) link

I listen to Kotaku Splitscreen and Triple Click, they're not bad though I wouldn't necessarily go to the mat for them.

Tahini Coates (Leee), Wednesday, 5 May 2021 21:09 (one year ago) link

xp w/Polygon, I notice a bunch of them get promoted up to the bigger in-network sites like Verge

That was the case with Allegra, but I don't know anyone else? Karen Han left for Slate, Ashley Oh was just let go, Brian David Gilbert left to focus on personal projects. Polygon-adjacent Merrit K has vagueposted a bit on twitter abt the working environment not being great. Still gonna keep checking in as long as Pat and Simone are there.

Daniel_Rf, Thursday, 6 May 2021 10:50 (one year ago) link

You're probably right. I didn't realize how many had left (damn, even BDG!? I'm not even 100% a fan but still shocked)

Nhex, Thursday, 6 May 2021 14:59 (one year ago) link

Triple Click has been pretty good, not least because Jason Schreier (likely the only investigative journalist in gaming) is a regular.

Songs About Lurking (Sanpaku), Thursday, 6 May 2021 20:11 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

Hello universe! Welcome to Nextlander, a new podcast and streaming project from @vinnycaravella@bradshoemaker, and @alex_navarro. If you want to learn all about what we're doing and how you can support us, check out our Patreon! https://t.co/sMp2KJA3Tt

— nextlander (@nextlander) June 7, 2021

ciderpress, Monday, 7 June 2021 17:04 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

Most recent Splitscreen gets pretty intense and emotionally raw.

Action Bell (Leee), Tuesday, 27 July 2021 17:23 (one year ago) link

one year passes...
four months pass...

What's the podcast version of photogenic? Because the hosts of Nextlander are not that. I don't always agree with Triple Click's opinions, but its hosts are much easier to listen to (even Jason Schreier!).

Rabbity Gainsborough (Leee), Monday, 23 January 2023 17:13 (two months ago) link

Are there any others out there as...fun...as Insert Credit?

bain4z, Monday, 23 January 2023 20:29 (two months ago) link

i started writing a response here but forgot to finish it lol.

the only one i listen to other than insert credit is no cartridge, which is pretty great even though i don't play most of what they talk about. also they do a bunch of anime episodes which are good when i cherry-pick the ones i am most interested in.

Kompakt Total Landscaping (Will M.), Friday, 27 January 2023 22:23 (two months ago) link

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