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Edited by BoricuainExile

Hey Brad, this may help you a bit at least with the consoles. http://computer.howstuffworks.com/power-network.htm, I believe NETGEAR has devices that support up to 500mbps. Connects from an available port on your router and to the power line adapter and then to the other device plunged to the outlet near your consoles, then just plug from your console RJ45 to the one in the device. I have wireless on the 2nd floor of the house and Ethernet over power on the consoles in the basement (wireless doesn't get to the basement), I have no issues streaming NETFLIX on my PS3 and XBOX360.

Posted by CastleD

One of the best Bombcasts in a while. The guys had a lot of energy coming off vacation and it stayed consistently solid throughout, even if they barely talked about video games.

Posted by PerfidiousSinn

We're doing this in this topic too.

Edited by DoctorWelch

I'm surprised the song changed while the image didn't.

Posted by indieslaw

Game(s) of the Generation is a pretty good idea. Like, I'd like to see it done in the same way as Encyclopedia Bombastica. Like, here's this game, here's what it did, here's why it matters. The watershed-moment games, I would like to see a series throughout the year that took that look back. Why does Bioshock matter, why does COD:MW matter, what the hell have we been up to for the past 7 years. That'd be great.

Posted by Tebbit

@Rooster said:

@Tebbit said: Edit: And while I'm on this tangent, why do they call it Chicken-Fried Steak, when there is nothing chicken related in the actual food? It's basically just crumbed schnitzel.

It's called that because the steak is prepared and cooked in the same / similar way one would prepare and cook chicken to be fried. Pretty simple business.

While that's oddly specific, and inconsistent with other foods that are also prepared and cooked in a similar fashion, my hunger for chicken prevents me from arguing further.

Posted by OneManX

Yeah Popeyes is great... KFC never hits the spot, but the grocery here makes pretty good fried chicken, or... I can not be a savage and just make my own spicy fried chicken.

Posted by Peanut

@jakkblades said:

@Peanut said:

The Barkley game shit is the EXACT reason why Patrick needs someone to tell him when he needs to stop. I got it after 2 minutes and it didn't fucking STOP!

And stayed funny.

Yeah, sure it did.

Edited by bybeach

I finally listened to a podcast today, seems to happen when I get my indoor winter projects going. This one is painting the kitchen, a lot to prepping and next priming

What I have to say though is that these guys have gotten very good at their presentation. The subjects were both entertaining and above alll informative. Wish the best for the various components of THQ.

As for fried chicken, I've heard the thing about how KFC chickens are treated but especially on a culinary level, I say that sh*t just waaaaay too greasy, grosses me out to eat their chicken anymore. I usually go to Pollo Loco for a chicken poblano burritto, but I make my own best fried (baked) chicken wings. Utilize a convection oven, no stick aluminum foil and a light spray of olive oil. Use a combo of coatings including Panko, and a chicken bbq intended seasoning and maybe a little white pepper. Served with Tatertots,a veggie and gravy.

Look forward to the next podcast, or listen to the best/worst of for 2012, missed a lot of that. Thank You for the excellent podcasts, helps keep the feet moving.

Posted by SpunkyHePanda

All your mess-talking about Popeyes only makes me more hungry for Popeyes, so the joke's on you. Wait, no, it's still on me.

Posted by lawgiver

Hobbit imax 3d looks like garbage Patrick? really? My eyes must be broken I thought it looked amazing!

Posted by jakkblades

@Peanut said:

The Barkley game shit is the EXACT reason why Patrick needs someone to tell him when he needs to stop. I got it after 2 minutes and it didn't fucking STOP!

And stayed funny.

Edited by Rooster

@Tebbit said: Edit: And while I'm on this tangent, why do they call it Chicken-Fried Steak, when there is nothing chicken related in the actual food? It's basically just crumbed schnitzel.

It's called that because the steak is prepared and cooked in the same / similar way one would prepare and cook chicken to be fried. Pretty simple business.

Posted by Adam914

Anyone know the hobbit book Patrick was talking about

Edited by Tebbit

It constantly freaks me out when they mention "biscuits" on this podcast, because until I googled "biscuit" and found out that it means something totally fucking different in America, I always assumed they were talking about the UK meaning of biscuit, a.k.a. a cookie.

And I asked myself: Why in the fuck would you want to eat a biscuit with anything savoury?

NOW I KNOW. God damn Americans.

Edit: And while I'm on this tangent, why do they call it Chicken-Fried Steak, when there is nothing chicken related in the actual food? It's basically just crumbed schnitzel.

AND why do they call it Country gravy? This is perhaps a slightly more defensible position, as I've always called it White Sauce, which while more descriptive, is equally fucking stupid.

I really need to go to sleep.

Posted by MormonWarrior

I like KFC. Their chicken is tasty. And their coleslaw is about the only kind I like. I lived in Florida for a year and tried Popeye's and Church's and stuff and didn't like it as much.

WHAT OF IT?

Now if you want to talk about their other nasty sides or biscuits I'm with you. But their regular chicken is good stuff.

Posted by Bucketman

There was totally a Arkenstone in the Hobbit Brad. The hell

Posted by triviaman09

I love how the guys shit all over Family Guy every chance they get, and then turn around and praise something like Barkley Shut Up and Jam Gaiden.

Posted by ManMadeGod

Could not believe Vinny name dropped Zorn's chicken! I love eating there.

Posted by Dark_Lord_Spam

@HerbieBug said:

Uh, Patrick, retcon doesn't mean what you think it means, i don't think. :/

It absolutely does. Tolkein laid a fair amount of inconsistencies and wrote himself into corners that he ended up disliking later, so a huge amount of his personal notes are just retcons to the Rings universe that allowed him to say everything made sense.

@colmarr said:

Arkenstone is in the hobbit book. it is just called "Heart of the Mountain". It is one key item that ends the war in the end.

If I'm not mistaken, the term itself does appear in the book. Otherwise, I have no idea how I'd recognize it so immediately when the movie brought it up.

Posted by preacha

@Quantris: Tapes will continually be used as a preferred backup medium in our lifetime, heck they are up to LTO6 now.... Cloud storage may sometime replace the commonplace backup system throughout corporate environments (especially in a DR situation) but what will backup the Cloud server? why of course tapes!

Posted by colmarr

Arkenstone is in the hobbit book. it is just called "Heart of the Mountain". It is one key item that ends the war in the end.

Posted by preacha

Fuck you guys! I wish I had the option of Popeye's in Australia! There's too much KFC here!!!! :(

Posted by HerbieBug

Uh, Patrick, retcon doesn't mean what you think it means, i don't think. :/

Posted by Gregomasta

anyone else glad the end of the year stuff is over with? hopefully these guys can relax and get back to enjoy games and sillyness.

Posted by Quantris

Tape is still used extensively for long term archival / backup. I don't think anybody believes that optical media will ever be used for that; there does seem to be a trend developing towards high-replication cloud storage but IMO tapes will stay around to supplement that too.

Posted by NateDogg

I like Popeyes. Spicy blend. Fuck KFC.

Biscuits are great. The mash potatoes/gravy are great and they have mac and cheese.

Posted by IzzyGraze

Listening to them talk about Amiga games must be what it's like for people who don't play video games and are listening to someone talk about video games. Good for people who love that stuff but yeah...

Posted by AngelN7

Oh man I love Brad "Obviously I'm hyperbolizing a bit here... Oh , oh What?! Noo"

that part what hilarious.

Posted by Bernoulli

What movie were they talking about at around the 1 hour mark. Where they reference the holiday podcast and spoilers? They never mentioned the name, something about pulling back a curtain and "oh god" ?

Posted by Sooty

"That game spoke to me"

this pretention

Posted by big_jon

I liked when they talked about movies more.

Posted by Greencapt

@MusiM said:

1. The Last Unicorn is pretty sweet.

2. Popeye' spicy chicken is awesome for chain fried chicken. KFC is dog shit. You know why the famous bowls are so good? Because you can't taste the damn chicken!

3. I'm from Oklahoma. You merely came to the fried chicken. I was born in it.

Gotta agree with the MusiM here- maybe west coast Popeye's is horrible and to be fair some of their stores (like any fast food joint) can be downright nasty BUT done properly their spicy chicken is the best of the chains. Plus the Cajun rice is the shit.

We also have a grocery chain around here called Publix which does a damned decent fried chicken in their deli. Whodathunkit?

Posted by SatelliteOfLove

Bombcrew droppin' truth BOMBS about mediocre Popeyes.

Bojangles/Zaxby's/Chik-fila > >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Popeyes.

Posted by MiniPato

@Peanut said:

The Barkley game shit is the EXACT reason why Patrick needs someone to tell him when he needs to stop. I got it after 2 minutes and it didn't fucking STOP!

HEY LET ME DESCRIBE TO YOU A JOKE FROM A GAME IN AN LOUD, OVEREXCITED VOICE! DOESN'T THAT MAKE THE JOKE MORE FUNNY?!

Edited by Peanut

The Barkley game shit is the EXACT reason why Patrick needs someone to tell him when he needs to stop. I got it after 2 minutes and it didn't fucking STOP!

Posted by happymeowmeow

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"IT'S THE MOST FUTURE PROOF OPTION THERE IS right now"

Posted by MusiM

1. The Last Unicorn is pretty sweet.

2. Popeye' spicy chicken is awesome for chain fried chicken. KFC is dog shit. You know why the famous bowls are so good? Because you can't taste the damn chicken!

3. I'm from Oklahoma. You merely came to the fried chicken. I was born in it.

Posted by chilibean_3

I love the idea of just hijacking wig bowling and making it TNT. I love this site. So damn much.

Posted by namesonkel

Horrible, horrible deep fried shit sounds great.

Posted by Colourful_Hippie

@DoctorWelch: I'm excited for change too but the side business that may happen around games like how season passes (not always bad but you know what I mean) may only be the beginning just scares me. I'm probably just going to stick to PC for the foreseeable future because it will probably take a bit longer for that shit to leak over from the console side to PC.

Posted by DoctorWelch

@Colourful_Hippie said:

Listening to those next gen predictions kind of makes me want to stop playing video games.

I completely understand how you can feel that way, because I wanted to feel that way as well. At the same time though, I've been extremely bored and exhausted with the current state of games, and I'm really excited to see what changes in the future.

Plus, considering you're on Giant Bomb, there are always going to be small teams of people out there making games that you will love. And regardless of what happens with the AAA games and production, its going to only get easier and easier for small teams to make games that are bigger and bigger. So, even no matter what happens I think games will be okay.

Posted by NPfeifer

"Do you want to talk about video games?"

"Nah."

*win*

Posted by notdavid

How far do I have to fast forward to avoid the Barkley spoilers?

Posted by Krystal_Sackful

>Vinny: Is there an Arkenstone in the book

>Brad: No

There's nothing worse than someone claiming to be an expert while not remembering one of the most important parts of the entire story.

Posted by Bell_End

@SirDancelot said:

Is ripping DVDs you've never watched and will never watch the new buying Steam games you'll never play?

yep. the technical term is 'wasting money'

Posted by Double

I dig the new intro theme. Also, Popeyes is fantastic, red beans and rice is my go-to side item.

Posted by Majkiboy

@infinite_zero00: Can't argue with you there, also can't argue with Brad, just wanted to point things out :).

Posted by camp7203

10-9 episode shows as 10-2 on Itunes. Just a heads up!

Posted by SirDancelot

Is ripping DVDs you've never watched and will never watch the new buying Steam games you'll never play?