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15 hours ago, rafaqat said:

 

to be fair they talk about usb c and then mention usb 3.0 and usb 3.1 ending with the host saying "oh I don't know it's a fucking mess I can't keep up with it all"    I can't believe the team don't know the difference between USB 3.0 and USB 3.1.  What a bunch of squares!

 

I wouldn't expect him to give me a break down of all the various USB standards there are but knowing what the generic term is really isn't a big ask for someone in his field. 

 

The problem with Ben is he can't sit there and let someone else talk, he needs to be the center of attention with his most common tactic being to insert his 'humour'. The amount of times he has interrupted Jeff & Brad, especially during the Bombcast, to add absolutely nothing of value is staggeringly high. He is a frequent recipient of comments like 'That's a thing', 'it sure is' or other simple social cues that politely tell someone to shut up. There is no one else, on either coast, who actively takes away from the content they are in.

 

Now for good Giantbomb content, seeing as you asked others, I enjoyed Abby's Birthday Party stream, the BeastCast, Battlefront 2 stream and the most recent Demo Derby. There is good stuff there; Brad & Will tech pod is also great right now.

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42 minutes ago, rafaqat said:

 

Awesome.  What did they talk about that you enjoyed?  

I've just checked and I only made it 30 mins into the Ben-free episode. Turns out it's not just Ben that is the problem. He's just the most obvious one. Hurr hurr. 

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1 minute ago, Stoppy2000 said:

I've just checked and I only made it 30 mins into the Ben-free episode. Turns out it's not just Ben that is the problem. He's just the most obvious one. Hurr hurr. 

 

It sounds like you need to drop giant bomb altogether. If there's no joy in it there's plenty of other stuff that might take your fancy.   I've been listening to old retronauts episodes on games that I loved, to hear their take on them 

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16 minutes ago, rafaqat said:

 

It sounds like you need to drop giant bomb altogether. If there's no joy in it there's plenty of other stuff that might take your fancy.   I've been listening to old retronauts episodes on games that I loved, to hear their take on them 

Retronauts is ok... my main gaming podcast of choice is The Retro Hour. It's so well polished compared to quite a lot of other retro shows. 

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To get away from all the Ben hate, I was personally overjoyed to find no Mike Mahardy on the Beastcast this week. He really is the Ben of the East, for different reasons. 
 

I just avoid any west coast stuff now. Have done since Ben joined. No point in me moaning about him constantly. I’ll just avoid him. If the east end up hiring Mike full time to replace Dan then I’ll be out. Which is fine. Will free up some listening time for other stuff. 

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8 hours ago, Chindie said:

*Ben shouts off mic 'hilariously' for 14th time this episode, hurrhurrhurr*

Brad - '...so yeah as we were saying...'

 

That's what gets right on my tits. I don't mind it when Alex of Jeff does it but with Ben it's just fucking annoying. 

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23 minutes ago, Pockets said:

To get away from all the Ben hate, I was personally overjoyed to find no Mike Mahardy on the Beastcast this week. He really is the Ben of the East, for different reasons. 
 

I just avoid any west coast stuff now. Have done since Ben joined. No point in me moaning about him constantly. I’ll just avoid him. If the east end up hiring Mike full time to replace Dan then I’ll be out. Which is fine. Will free up some listening time for other stuff. 

 

Mike should be fairly unobjectionable but is annoying in a way that's somehow completely different and more subtle than how Ben is annoying.

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3 hours ago, Stoppy2000 said:

Retronauts is ok... my main gaming podcast of choice is The Retro Hour. It's so well polished compared to quite a lot of other retro shows. 

I'll check that one out. I like retronauts and the hardcore gaming 101 podcast but both are a bit hit and miss. 

 

I don't mind Mike. He's very bland though. 

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2 hours ago, Trumpets said:

 

Mike should be fairly unobjectionable but is annoying in a way that's somehow completely different and more subtle than how Ben is annoying.


He’s just exactly the kind of person you’d expect to find on a video games podcast. He talks in way too much detail about a specific game (usually some enormo-corporate shooter) and has no self-awareness about how fucking boring he is. 
 

The other week he started on about something and I used the skip 30 second button on him about 7 times in a row and each time he was there droning on. 
 

He seems perfectly nice, but so fucking boring. 

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9 hours ago, dave7g said:

 

There's an awful lot of Pokemon talk going around the podcasts these days. Am I the only one that does not give a fiddler's fuck about it? Jan is creeping into Ben - DOTA territory. 

It's almost like there's been some Pokemon games out recently along with a big Pokemon style mmo just released on Steam... 

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On 01/02/2020 at 08:36, Mr. Gerbik said:

To be honest, I didn't! I was thinking of the Futurama character or getting drunk. I just googled it... The pitfalls of English not being my primary language, will edit it immediately. Apologies.

 

I don't think there is any reason to apologise for using the word bender.  It has multiple uses and meanings.  Unfortunately it is the sign of the times that someone will be offended and imo overly sensitive.  It was clear what you meant i.e. not a homophobic slur.

 

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So this week I listened to the Bombcast and managed to make it to the end.  I lost count of the amount of times Ben distributed the natural flow of the conversation.  I'm really amazed Jeff tolerates it. 

 

 

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On 01/02/2020 at 08:46, rafaqat said:


you could actually write something positive in thread?

 

anything you’ve enjoyed on Bombcast recently?  Any game they talked about in the last podcast grab your interest through the chat? 

 

 

I honestly find it very hard to enjoy the Bombcast, unless Ben is absent.  Its a crying shame as I used to really enjoy it.  Everytime I see a quicklook I fancy checking out Ben is usually on it and I immediately press stop.  Even the ranking of fighers is ruined.

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I would suggest by far the most common usage of bender nowadays has the 'binge drinking' meaning. 

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21 hours ago, APM said:

It's almost like there's been some Pokemon games out recently along with a big Pokemon style mmo just released on Steam... 

 

Recently, 4 months ago.

 

Ok

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Eh we're just generally too old for Pokemon, but if you're what, 30 or under pokemon is possibly the most influential/important game you ever played. 

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52 minutes ago, dave7g said:

 

Recently, 4 months ago.

 

Ok

That knock off thing came out on PC the other day, TemTem or something like that, and the DLC for sword / Sheild got nnounced, so it's kinda back in the news, nowhere near as much chatter as DOTA gets though.

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40 minutes ago, MikeBeaver said:

That knock off thing came out on PC the other day, TemTem or something like that, and the DLC for sword / Sheild got nnounced, so it's kinda back in the news, nowhere near as much chatter as DOTA gets though.

 

Yeah, there is DLC but it's all over most of my pods of choice. To me it's complete death, I'm sure others enjoy hearing about it.

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1 hour ago, replicant said:

 

I don't think there is any reason to apologise for using the word bender.  It has multiple uses and meanings.  Unfortunately it is the sign of the times that someone will be offended and imo overly sensitive.  It was clear what you meant i.e. not a homophobic slur.

 

 

"You're a huge bender".    Sorry but that can't be taken in the context of drinking lots on a night out.  That's "going out on a bender".   Mr Gerbik apologized and I'm fine with moving on but lets not try to hand wash it away as meaning a heavy drinking session and that no one should be offended and that they're overly sensitive,

Once again, I'll thank Mr Gerbik for just explaining what he meant and apologizing.  I realise that English isn't his first language. 

 

 

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No Ben on the Bombcast this week. This is the first episode I’ve listened to for a whole, how long have they had the BlueChew (chewable generic viagra) ad? Maybe it’s a sign of the aging GB demographic but Jeff and Brad’s ad read was a lot more interesting that the mattress companies that usually sponsor them.

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Yeah, really enjoyed this week's Bombcast. Apart from the chewing gum for yo dick and them thinking about replacing Ben with rapper Too Short, it wasn't a particularly outstanding or memorable one, but it was fun to listen to. Just taking the giant one out makes such a huge difference, nobody was interrupted, everyone go their turn, blissful harmony, peace on Earth.

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Agreed. Very nice listen. Good to hear them discuss the news in a more serious way for a change without being interrupted by an attention seeking child every 4 seconds.

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HURR The Irony, HURR more like the IRONMANY HURRR Does Iron man Iron his clothes? HURRR HUURRR

 

 

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I noticed how involved Jason was this week, he seemed really happy. Normally I forget he's even there!

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3 hours ago, PeteJ said:

I noticed how involved Jason was this week, he seemed really happy. Normally I forget he's even there!

 

He is probably delighted to see Ben absent from Bombast.  He can finally talk without being inter-hurr hurr- rupted.

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