Former Giant Bomb Staff Launches New Nextlander Podcast and Streaming Project
Longtime video game site Giant Bomb recently went through a hell of a change while three key staff left after spending more than a decade there. Just over a month after the exodus, Vinny Caravella, Brad Shoemaker, and Alex Navarro all created Nextlander, which is a “new podcast and streaming project” tied to a Patreon. The first episode of the podcast is live on some podcast services and the first stream will be later today.
Hello universe! Welcome to Nextlander, a new podcast and streaming project from @vinnycaravella, @bradshoemaker, and @alex_navarro. If you want to know all about what we do and how you can support us, check out our Patreon! https://t.co/sMp2KJA3Tt
– nextlander (@nextlander) June 7, 2021
The Twitter account description says the crew will “play games, talk to the store and have fun,” which is a lot like what they did during their time at Giant Bomb. The Patreon is a bit more detailed as it delves into their past careers, their expertise, reveals that the podcast will air every Thursday and touches on their Twitch channel, claiming that they will broadcast “the most important and interesting releases, as well. than a bunch of older games “throughout the week. There will be” additional podcasts, behind-the-scenes material, a Discord community, and more “that will be exclusive to their patrons.
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The first episode of the podcast is a quick introduction to the crew and a mission statement. Caravella said he believed they could “do it effectively” and do it in a way that “served the public in the best way. [they] thinks. ”He also stressed that being sustainable was also a key element, pointing out that a large company sometimes doesn’t make the best decisions for the small parts of that company. Nextlander is all there is so there n There is no such corporate oversight. Shoemaker also pointed out that the money they need to live is drastically different from the amount of money people have to bring in to “meet year-to-year growth.” other “and that continued growth is not only good for everyone. Such goals seem to align with independence.
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Video game press veteran Jeff Gerstmann initially launched Giant Bomb in 2008 and recruited former GameSpot employees who worked alongside him during his tenure there. This included Caravella, Shoemaker, Navarro, and Ryan Davis (who sadly passed away in 2013). Giant Bomb is currently restructuring under the name Gerstmann mentionned he “uses this as an opportunity to rethink what this site is.”