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 (eight years ago) link
Super sad. Ryan was the best.
― Allen (etaeoe), Monday, 8 July 2013 19:03 (eight 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 (eight years ago) link
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
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
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
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
Most recent Splitscreen gets pretty intense and emotionally raw.
― Action Bell (Leee), Tuesday, 27 July 2021 17:23 (eleven months ago) link