Games games games! We dig into Tetris 99, Anthem, Crackdown 3, and Far Cry: New Dawn, along with the momentous Nintendo Direct, Activision layoffs, the future of Fortnite and Apex Legends, and our thoughts on tiny sandwiches.
We're playing a ton of Apex Legends around here, but also finding time for God Eater 3, Devil May Cry V, Astroneer, Dota Auto Chess, Kingdom Hearts III, the news, your emails, and the current whereabouts of Kevin McCallister.
Respawn drops a new game out of nowhere and we spend a bunch of time talking about it, plus a smaller Switch, IRC memories, a world of Dr. Mario, a visit to the Strangereal, and a fresh serving of new-console speculation.
This week we welcome back Brad and his adventures with Resident Evil 2, Anthem, wrestling news, leftover chicken wings, and the wild ride that is Kingdom Hearts III.
This week we recap Jeff's trip to check out Mortal Kombat 11, Travis Strikes Again, Artifact, the different ways to consume coffee, and FREE MONEY!
This week: strange goings on at Gearbox, Bungie's latest bid for independence, SNES on Switch, Onimusha Warlords, God Eater 3, Bloodborne, Momodora, and your emails!
The 2019 deluxe model of the Giant Bombcast includes power steering, personalized climate control, and eight cylinders of high-octane video game discussion.
It's 2019, but the office is still closed, so we holed up at the edge of the world to talk about some of 2019's upcoming video games, your voice mails, and... that Tumblr account?
This is it, our discussions around Best Story, Best Ongoing Game, Best Looking, Most Disappointing, and our top 10 games of the year.
Our first day of awards includes Best Styyyyyyyle, Best Music, Best Debut, Hottest Mess, and Best Moment or Sequence.
Day three sees us rounding out 2018 with discussions of the year end's heavy hitters. On to the awards!
It's day two, and we're plowing through another huge chunk of 2018's most notable games on our way to the awards.
Our 2018 awards feature begins at the beginning, with a deep dive on the list of games that mattered to us this year.
We're here with the final "normal" Giant Bombcast of 2018, so let's get into some Smash Bros. unlocks, Earth Defense Force 5, Heroes of the Storm, slinging $100 copies of Kingdom Hearts III, Battlefield V, and your chicken skin-related emails!
This week we plow through the news bounty that dropped during the Game Awards, Smash Ultimate, the new Monster Boy, Ashen, Hades, and that new Sonic movie, uh, "artwork."
Just Cause 4! Red Dead Online! The Epic store! Canvas bags! Ultraviolet poo! It's a Bombcast!
The gang's (almost) all here to get GOTY-ready and talk up the PlayStation Classic, Darksiders III, Kingdom Hearts lore, hot dog strategies, pizza strategies, our new-console wish list, and more!
This week we dig into new Pokemon of all sorts, the Dota card game, the mystery of Fallout 76, Sony's E3 absence, the maybe forthcoming new consoles, co-op Tetris, lucrative class-action windfalls, and horse-punching.
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).
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.
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.
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
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,
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!
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!
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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."
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
We're joined by Xbox boss Phil Spencer, Mortal Kombat boss Ed Boon, Waypoint boss Austin Walker, and many more.
Night one features your Giant Bomb editor check in, Xbox and Nintendo indies, 505 Games, and some friends from other press outlets.
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!
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?
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.
"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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
It's day four of the awards, and that means it's time for Best Debut, Best Styyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyle, Best New Character, and Best Story.
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.
Day two brings cheer, nog, Best Multiplayer, Hottest Mess, Best Surprise, and Best Music.
Ye olde video game arguments commence with 2017's Old Game of the Year, Best Shopkeeper, Most Disappointing Game, and Best Looking Game.
A message of thanks, and some quick housekeeping on our upcoming Game of the Year schedule.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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
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.
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
Hey, instead of blowing up your video game hands with fireworks, have a safe and sane 4th here. With us. And your emails?
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!
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.
E3 wraps up with a momentous range of guests from every nook and cranny of the games industry.
Night two of E3 rolls on with professional wrestlers, world travelers, a cadre of knuckleheads, and players known and unknown.
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!
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!
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.
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?!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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!
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
We get together to briefly discuss our first day of E3 games before the cavalcade of guests takes over for the night.
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!
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
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
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!
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
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
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.
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!
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.
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
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
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.
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!
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
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!
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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!
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
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.
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
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
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
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!
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
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
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
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.
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!
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!
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
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
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
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
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!!
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
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!
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
Given the way E3 2015 ended, we're not sure if it'll even be possible to have an E3 2016.
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!
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
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!
Where are we? When are we streaming? What's going on in Los Angeles next week? Get all the answers right here!
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
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.
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
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
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
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!
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
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
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
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
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,
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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,
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.
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!
The deliberations rage on, with winners for Best New Character, Best Early Access Experience, Best Console Exclusives, and Best Debut emerging from the fray.
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.
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!
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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,
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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!
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.
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
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
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."
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
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!
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
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!
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!
The press conferences are over and we're wrapping up with friends from 8-4, Harmonix, and more!
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
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
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
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.
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.
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!
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
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!
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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,
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
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.
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's deliberations continue as we determine the winners of Best Story, Best Music, Most Disappointing Game, and Best New Character.
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!
We close out the year in "typical" podcasting with one that's loaded up solid with your emails.
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.
"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.)
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.
"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.
Brad talks about Dota 2, Jeff shares his years of industry knowledge, and Drew recalls his weekend adventures. EVERYTHING IS UNDER CONTROL!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Giant Bomb comes together to remember our dear friend and colleague, Ryan Davis.
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?
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!
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: case closed.
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.
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!
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.
We stress out about E3s past and future, free-to-play games, Kickstarter, and more! Mostly E3, though.
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!
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!
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!
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.
Patrick's back from Iceland with three solid hours of Bjork stories.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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?
We talk about "smart" watches and the inevitable Cyborg Wars while occasionally slipping into a little Gears of War: Judgment, Monster Hunter (!?!?!), and mooooore.
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!
Ryan returns from Disneyland; Jeff and Vinny reinvent bath-time and mealtime; Brad falls down an apocalyptic rabbit hole; everyone has allergies.
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.
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!
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!
We're relaunching giantbomb.com on February 12, 2013! Here's how that may impact our beloved podcast listeners.
We might as well rename it the "Fast and Furious"…cast.
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!
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.
We talk flu watch, dog food, contentious furniture ownership, Black Ops II, Twin Peaks, Devil May Cry, and more!
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
Everyone's still on vacation, but nothing stops the Bombcast! Not even dodgy Skype calls, illegal drinks, and the death of Dick Clark!
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.
We choose winners for the WarioWare Spirit Award, Best Multiplayer, Best Download Game, Best Story, and Most Disappointing Game of 2012.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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
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
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!
The Giant Bombcast: your home for classic bing bong, Borderlands 2, Torchlight II, Oregon Trail in Space, franchise maths, Wii U, BioWare, and more!
CHINA DON'T CARE.
With PAX Prime 2012 now in our rearview, we try to retrace our steps to figure out where it all went so horribly awesome.
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!
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!
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’
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
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!
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!
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!
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
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
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
We burn the midnight oil wrapping up the day's press conferences with Jeff Green, Brad Muir, Michael Pachter, Ben Gilbert, and Alexander Sliwinsky.
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.
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
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
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!
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!
We interrogate Jeff about his recent visit to Treyarch and his first impressions of Call of Duty: Black Ops II.
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.
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!
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.
Ryan and Patrick are joined by Telltale's Richard Iggo and writer Gary Whitta to discuss The Walking Dead.
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.
We make friends, enemies, and plenty of ska music during our Saturday night panel at the Penny Arcade Expo East 2012!
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!
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!
Coming to you, live, from Television City in Hollywood, it's The Giant Bombcast!!!
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.
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.
The Master of Mass Effect Casey Hudson stops by to give us the full briefing on Commander Shepard's final mission.
Giant Bomb's own Dave Snider joins us to talk mechs, head tracking, and fools going wild on livestreams.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
A penny for your thoughts on Skyrim bugs, Star Trek Online, Hitman: Absolution, SOPA, and more.
Electronic Arts' Paul Barnett explains his top 10 games of 2011, brought to you by the letter D.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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???
Supplies begin to run low and panic sets in as we frantically decide Best Competitive Multiplayer, Best Use of Nolan North, and more!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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
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!
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!
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
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
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.
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
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!!!
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!
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.
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.
The boys recuperate from an amnesia-inducing holiday weekend with Puzzle Agent 2, Galaga Legions DX, thatgamecompany's Journey, and more!
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!
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.
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.
No one man should have all this podcast!
By jove! What an extraordinarily long podcast!
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.
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.
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.
Special guest Michael "Pach-Man" Pachter joins Ryan, Jeff, and Patrick for this pre-E3 Bombcast full of predictions, hopes, fears, and more!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
Jeff, Vinny, and Dave take to the microphones to discuss the stupidity of kayaking, Capcom's recent announcements, that Persona 4 anime, and more.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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?
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?
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
EA Mythic's Paul Barnett brings some holiday cheer and his top 10 games of 2010.
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.
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
The battle continues with Best Downloadable Add-On, Best Co-Op, Best Download-Only Game, Best-Looking Game, and Best Xbox 360-Only Game.
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.
Hey 2010! Put your head between your legs and kiss your ass goodbye with this all-emails edition of the Giant Bombcast!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!!!
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!
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!
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!
Giant Bomb's Ryan Davis and Jeff Gerstmann sit down with Whiskey Media's Dave Snider to talk about our new membership program.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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
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.
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!
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'.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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 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.
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
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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
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?
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?"
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
In today's Game of the Year update we talk about downloads, Soulja Boy, big-ass ramps, classic revivals, and more!
What do Eastern Europe, villainy, terrible games, DLC, and guilty pleasures all have in common? Listen here to find out!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
It's a Giant Spoilercast as we discuss many of the specifics of the single-player experience in Modern Warfare 2.
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.
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!
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
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!
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
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
We close out the show with special guests from Pandemic Studios and Mythic Entertainment.
We're not gonna lie: guests from Capcom, GRIN, Gamasutra, and Jellyvision make this hands-down the craziest Bombcast ever.
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!
Jeff and Ryan give a quick update from the Activision booth.
Jeff and Ryan discuss what they think they know about Nintendo's upcoming press conference.
We reflect on the Microsoft, Electronic Arts, and Ubisoft press conferences. Also, pizza!
Jeff and Ryan discuss what they think they know about Microsoft's upcoming press conference.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
Ryan and Brad sit down with Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk at GDC 09 to discuss both Dragon Age: Origins and BioWare's origins.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
We wrap up our business in Tokyo with talk of cosplayers, Kingdom Hearts, more terrible Swedish candy, capsule toys, and more.
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.
Brad, Jeff, and Ryan wrap up the first day of the 2008 Tokyo Game Show with some of their personal highlights.
Giant Bomb's J-pop ecstacy nightmare continues as the boys take a trip to Akihabara.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
The Giant Bomb crew pontificates about Will Wright's intergalactic life simulator, Spore.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
We discuss Bionic Commando: Rearmed, Blizzard’s diabolical pyramid scheme, goatees, Hitler, and much, much more!
We drink some hemp milk, hate on Soul Calibur IV’s giant fake boobs, and review the E3 Critics Awards.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
The Giant Bombcast joins forces with the Boss of Bosses for our first day wrap-up of E3 2008.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
Jeff and Ryan fight a losing battle against sleep depravation in this very special, very felonious, very short episode of the Giant Bombcast.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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?
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!