reviewed: Giant Bombcast
It's not Giant Bomb anymore... something new though...
They can say it is all they want but it's not. The name GB wasn't what made the site special and the name is worthless now as far as its history and value. People loved GB for the people on it, the core people that each had 20-30 years of experience each were what made it special. There personalities blended so well together in a way that can only occur when lifetime friends get together. Even adding new people like they did after Ryan's passing worked b/c you still had core people involved that had those longtime friendships. New amazing interactions came from the new blood of 1-2 people being added to the group at a time but you still had the core, the foundation to keep it going. Covid did the most damage to GB as you lost the interaction being as good once hanging out over video chats instead of in a studio. So when CV hit, the Nextlander crew leaving and finally Jeff you lost what was GB. If you don't believe me go watch some of the old episodes pre 2019 and you see what was lost. Make me sad b/c it was special. When Jeff left I figured I'd be done but once announced Dan was coming back I knew I had to give it a shot. I like Jeff Grubb from his podcasts with "Mitch", still do and enjoy Voidburger a lot as well but it's just become another generic gaming site now like IGN, Gamespot where it's a constant revolving door of people. Dan isn't on the podcast enough so I only check out episodes if he's on usually and even then less and less. Once the Nextlander guys left I knew my days were numbered and from the forums seems many others are as well as I see so many cancellations of premium. Seems like most people only stuck around with Jeff just b/c of loyalty and hope but the site wasn't doing any better then either. Thankfully I can still support Jeff G and Nextlander through Patreon and get my fix their, from the judge of both of their Patreon numbers most of the old Premium membership from the last 5-10 years have as well. I had my premium account since the old Whiskey Media days and kept it till Jeff left, was some amazing memories, people and trips I've been involved with over time and it will be missed immensely! I wish for the new staff they could do something with the name GB out of respect for old and to show they're new and to help them as well Maybe like a Degrassi thing... GB the new Generation. I get why they can't though. I will still watch some of the shows online, read through the forums for the people I used to chat with till I figure out where everybody else went but I'm done with the podcast. The one thing I will say that I can't stand is how the podcast is a revolving cast every week, they could have 2 podcasts like before with a set cast of each so you can't get to know the personalities and enjoy the one you mesh with the most. Other than that, I don't want to get into nitpick stuff that I don't like about the podcast and what's being done with it. I just know it's not for me anymore.
Reviewed on Apple Podcasts