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Posted by heatDrive88

Good fucking GOD. I'm dying here and I'm only like 5 minutes in.

VIDEODROOOOOME JAMES WOOOOOOODS AHHHHH

Posted by Vod_Crack

@wrecks said:

Jeff's Red Dead hate is so fucking bizarre. The mechanics in that game were fantastic.

I actually just finished it for the first time. There's a lot to like but there are large sections of that game that are FUCKING BORING. The pacing was all over the shop. It was awesome, then boring, then awesome, then boring. I feel like the GTA games did a much better job of maintaining fun and excitement throughout.

Posted by Psychohead

Fuck yeah, new theme! That shit is bouncin'. Love it.

Posted by wrecks

@Vod_Crack said:

@wrecks said:

Jeff's Red Dead hate is so fucking bizarre. The mechanics in that game were fantastic.

I actually just finished it for the first time. There's a lot to like but there are large sections of that game that are FUCKING BORING. The pacing was all over the shop. It was awesome, then boring, then awesome, then boring. I feel like the GTA games did a much better job of maintaining fun and excitement throughout.

Don't think I was bored once while playing. All I remember is loving everything about it. It has been a few years now though.

Posted by captain_max707

That intro got my HYPED

Edited by Yummylee

@Vod_Crack said:

@wrecks said:

Jeff's Red Dead hate is so fucking bizarre. The mechanics in that game were fantastic.

I actually just finished it for the first time. There's a lot to like but there are large sections of that game that are FUCKING BORING. The pacing was all over the shop. It was awesome, then boring, then awesome, then boring. I feel like the GTA games did a much better job of maintaining fun and excitement throughout.

The Mexico portion of the game, for as beautiful as the landscape is, was definitely super boring (minus when you first arrive and the music plays). Everything else around it, though, was absolutely superb and I'm probably in the minority here but I even loved the multiplayer at that.

Edited by Bourbon_Warrior

@Vod_Crack said:

@wrecks said:

Jeff's Red Dead hate is so fucking bizarre. The mechanics in that game were fantastic.

I actually just finished it for the first time. There's a lot to like but there are large sections of that game that are FUCKING BORING. The pacing was all over the shop. It was awesome, then boring, then awesome, then boring. I feel like the GTA games did a much better job of maintaining fun and excitement throughout.

There are some slow parts but Jeff is giving his impressions from playing up to the first mission.

Posted by Vod_Crack

@wrecks said:

@Vod_Crack said:

@wrecks said:

Jeff's Red Dead hate is so fucking bizarre. The mechanics in that game were fantastic.

I actually just finished it for the first time. There's a lot to like but there are large sections of that game that are FUCKING BORING. The pacing was all over the shop. It was awesome, then boring, then awesome, then boring. I feel like the GTA games did a much better job of maintaining fun and excitement throughout.

Don't think I was bored once while playing. All I remember is loving everything about it. It has been a few years now though.

You thought the herding was fun? Doing it three times? Fun?

Posted by Bourbon_Warrior

@Vod_Crack said:

@wrecks said:

@Vod_Crack said:

@wrecks said:

Jeff's Red Dead hate is so fucking bizarre. The mechanics in that game were fantastic.

I actually just finished it for the first time. There's a lot to like but there are large sections of that game that are FUCKING BORING. The pacing was all over the shop. It was awesome, then boring, then awesome, then boring. I feel like the GTA games did a much better job of maintaining fun and excitement throughout.

Don't think I was bored once while playing. All I remember is loving everything about it. It has been a few years now though.

You thought the herding was fun? Doing it three times? Fun?

Herding was awesome, even if you failed you saw like 20 cows run off a edge like lemmings. Plus that was the first time I saw the majesty of a thunder storm in that game.

Posted by Encephalon

Right there with you, Brad! The Fly fucked me up!

Posted by Vod_Crack

@Bourbon_Warrior said:

@Vod_Crack said:

@wrecks said:

@Vod_Crack said:

@wrecks said:

Jeff's Red Dead hate is so fucking bizarre. The mechanics in that game were fantastic.

I actually just finished it for the first time. There's a lot to like but there are large sections of that game that are FUCKING BORING. The pacing was all over the shop. It was awesome, then boring, then awesome, then boring. I feel like the GTA games did a much better job of maintaining fun and excitement throughout.

Don't think I was bored once while playing. All I remember is loving everything about it. It has been a few years now though.

You thought the herding was fun? Doing it three times? Fun?

Herding was awesome, even if you failed you saw like 20 cows run off a edge like lemmings. Plus that was the first time I saw the majesty of a thunder storm in that game.

Different strokes I guess!

Posted by Vod_Crack

@Yummylee said:

@Vod_Crack said:

@wrecks said:

Jeff's Red Dead hate is so fucking bizarre. The mechanics in that game were fantastic.

I actually just finished it for the first time. There's a lot to like but there are large sections of that game that are FUCKING BORING. The pacing was all over the shop. It was awesome, then boring, then awesome, then boring. I feel like the GTA games did a much better job of maintaining fun and excitement throughout.

The Mexico portion of the game, for as beautiful as the landscape is, was definitely super boring (minus when you first arrive and the music plays). Everything else around it, though, was absolutely superb and I'm probably in the minority here but I even loved the multiplayer at that.

I actually didn't mind Mexico too much. The multiplayer was okay though!

Posted by NTM

New theme song sounds pretty good.

Posted by prestonhedges

@Vod_Crack said:

@wrecks said:

Jeff's Red Dead hate is so fucking bizarre. The mechanics in that game were fantastic.

I actually just finished it for the first time. There's a lot to like but there are large sections of that game that are FUCKING BORING. The pacing was all over the shop. It was awesome, then boring, then awesome, then boring. I feel like the GTA games did a much better job of maintaining fun and excitement throughout.

You're wrong. You're just seeing everything that annoys you about those games in this one. Happened to me with GTA IV. Hated that goddamn game.

Posted by Spitznock

Geez laweez I'm digging the new theme.

Posted by LeeroyPinkerton

New intro music! :o

Posted by mbr2

WHAT IS GOING ON!? JEFF GOLDBLUM NOW!? Giant Bomb is like a 2 year delayed version of Idle Thumbs.

Posted by bloodsoul5

new intro is amazing

Posted by MattGrant

Red Dead Redemption is one of my favorite games! Jeff doesn't have the same opinion as me! THAT IS SO OFFENSIVE!!!

Posted by OneLoneClone

I won my C64 in a videogames contest....best game was Archon, by far. For Amiga, Altered Destiny and Blood Money were pretty good.

Posted by mrfluke

an hour in, definitely the most 4th wall breaking podcast in a while as they are totally talking about comments

Posted by DarkbeatDK

Let me tell you of old games... Have you ever seen Space Harrier on the MZ-700?

Posted by Kevin_Cogneto

For my money, The Fly has one of the greatest movie soundtracks in the history of cinema. Before the Requiem for a Dream score completely copied its style, before Howard Shore began endlessly churning out Lord of the Rings music, before David Cronenberg disappeared up his own ass, The Fly original soundtrack was always there for me, being amazing.

Posted by edgeCrusher

Standee's are awesome! I bought Quake III for Dreamcast back in the day, and the store owner gave me the promotional standee for free, because he had no space or desire to build that shit and display it in his shop. I had it in a corner of my room for a bunch of years. Until it fell apart. I hate Quake III for the record.

Posted by Yummylee

Hawt damn, this is a pretty great bombcast right here. Talking about all of the GOTY lists (especially Max's) and the process behind the TV show parodies -- absolutely hilarious.

Edited by Lucien_Lachance

In regards to the Hobbit conversation, there was totally an Arkenstone in the book. It's kind of a pivotal thing. I don't know how Brad could have missed it. Unless he just watched the animated version.

Posted by Ryan3370

Dat Bombcast

Posted by prestonhedges

@DarkbeatDK said:

Let me tell you of old games... Have you ever seen Space Harrier on the MZ-700?

Still has more colors than the ZX Spectrum.

Posted by Kingpk

That theme makes me want to buy some glowsticks and drop some E for some reason.

Edited by kerse

Love the new theme.

Edited by BaconGames

I just want to look back and remember what the hell they talked about for 1 hour and 40 minutes before getting to news:

  • Being back in the office, Vinny and Brad putting up a gang of content
  • The Fly/Jeff Goldblum/Watching Cronenberg movies at way too young an age
  • Sleeping Dogs DLC, Red Dead Undead Nightmare, Jeff is shitty on Red Dead
  • Jeff's quest into old British game stuff, C64
  • games on tapes, loading games through audio jack
  • Lemonade Stand
  • Hundreds and mobile resolution "classicism"
  • GOTY behind the scenes
  • how to revamp or rethink GOTY and game of the generation
  • Top 10 scuttlebutt and behind the scenes
  • movies (The Hobbit, Parasite, Crash, Looper, Jeff ripping movies, Another 48 Hours/The Hangover)
  • Wednesday movie releases, January movies, Undercover Brother weirdness
  • Charles Barkley Shut Up And Jam: Gaiden
  • movie theater posters and standees

  • Halo 4 gondola bullshit, Assassin's Creed Brother
  • Damn. I felt like they went on for far longer than it actually was compared to the same time frame in past Bombcasts.

    Seems I'm the only one who definitely does not like the new theme compared to any of the ones in the past. Not a big deal though.

    As far as Jeff with Red Dead Redemption, the only point about that is it's kind of a bummer he's not another voice on the bombcast that's really enthusiastic or appreciative of a game well received by a lot of people. I think when you really love Red Dead and Jeff doesn't, there's nothing more to it than thinking "wouldn't it be nice if he did" and there was more love for Red Dead from the site. That's it, nothing more than that. He isn't wrong and there's nothing elusive about his opinion and it's not worth arguing or getting worked up about.

    I think it speaks more to Jeff being such a well-loved personality and important editorial voice that there's disappointment in the lack of convergence between the audience's enjoyment and Jeff's not getting into it. That and when a game that wins GOTY awards gets love and representation from someone you really trust for games editorial, it feels good doesn't it? The next best thing is effectively voicing what it is about a game that isn't good or they don't like, which Jeff has done with Red Dead in the past but I think this happens to be an extreme example because of some additional off hand dismissals of the game and just how much people consider that game to be really great.

    Posted by AngriGhandi

    Geez, the tone of this next-gen discussion is downright apocalyptic.

    What's the video game equivalent of a bug-out bag? Because I'm beginning to think I need one.

    (Also, collusion)

    Posted by novacircuit

    Love my weekly fix of Giantbomb!

    Posted by Redhorn

    Yes! The real Bombcast starts here.

    Posted by jackbugs

    Great stuff as always dudes.

    Did Brad just say the Arkenstone wasn't in the Hobbit (novel) though?

    Ain't no particular defender of Tolkien or whatever, but that thing was crucial to the Battle of the Five Armies.

    Central to the theme of greed as well, which Jackson I reckon is going to keep amping up into the next two films.

    Anyway back to listening. Also, Red Dead game of generation, yes.

    Posted by DarkbeatDK

    @gladspooky said:

    @DarkbeatDK said:

    Let me tell you of old games... Have you ever seen Space Harrier on the MZ-700?

    Still has more colors than the ZX Spectrum.

    Yeah... But can you SEE what's going on?

    Posted by Terramagi

    Man, I can't wait until Patrick beats Barkley.

    The ending sequence is one of the greatest moments in human history.

    Posted by AV_Gamer

    Funny: I also watched some of Deep Cover over the weekend, at 60fps. I also didn't like The Fly, because I saw it when I was too young. And I don't like Red Dead, because they didn't bring it to the PC.

    Posted by Deusx

    Man, that new intro is great.

    Posted by prestonhedges

    @DarkbeatDK said:

    @gladspooky said:

    @DarkbeatDK said:

    Let me tell you of old games... Have you ever seen Space Harrier on the MZ-700?

    Still has more colors than the ZX Spectrum.

    Yeah... But can you SEE what's going on?

    Well, yeah. He's harrying. He's harrying space. He's harrying it real good.

    Posted by JYoung

    New Video Feature: bend Jeff over and MAKE him play Red Dead until he likes it, before all this Game of the Generation stuff happens.

    Posted by Phatmac

    I love that they completely ignored Pokemon X/Y.

    Edited by DarkbeatDK

    @gladspooky said:

    @DarkbeatDK said:

    @gladspooky said:

    @DarkbeatDK said:

    Let me tell you of old games... Have you ever seen Space Harrier on the MZ-700?

    Still has more colors than the ZX Spectrum.

    Yeah... But can you SEE what's going on?

    Well, yeah. He's harrying. He's harrying space. He's harrying it real good.

    Is he? Is he really? And where IS he? Who even KNOWS what the music sounds like in the game??? My point is; you and I knows what Space Harrier looks like, but would someone who didn't know what it is supposed to be, be able to visually interpret the game?

    Posted by Victor018

    If you can't slam with the best, then jam with the rest.

    Posted by Woodroez

    @Phatmac: That announcement was made today, the Bombcast was recorded Monday. Pretty poorly timed this week, missing Pokémon and the Steam Box.

    Edited by ArtisanBreads

    @wrecks said:

    @Vod_Crack said:

    @wrecks said:

    Jeff's Red Dead hate is so fucking bizarre. The mechanics in that game were fantastic.

    I actually just finished it for the first time. There's a lot to like but there are large sections of that game that are FUCKING BORING. The pacing was all over the shop. It was awesome, then boring, then awesome, then boring. I feel like the GTA games did a much better job of maintaining fun and excitement throughout.

    Don't think I was bored once while playing. All I remember is loving everything about it. It has been a few years now though.

    A good amount of Mexico, story wise, really wasn't good. But parts of it were. Rickets was awesome.

    Otherwise it's perfect, to me. Love the gameplay so much. Story was so great and the dialogue is next level stuff. Best ending to any game. Graphics and atmosphere, etc etc. It's my game of the generation for sure.

    Jeff can have his tastes but it's funny I was listening to the GTA IV GOTY podcast and he throws so much behind GTA. This is GTA on horses. It's awesome.

    Anyways, SEGA totally needs to buy Relic. They bring up EA having the Warhammer license but Creative Assembly and SEGA do now. How funny would it be if SEGA was an RTS powerhouse now? Making 40k and Warhammer fantasy.

    Posted by Bubislegend

    Super amped for this.

    Posted by rjayb89

    I need the porniest of porn.

    Posted by MattClassic

    Videodrome is actually one of my favorite movies of all time

    Posted by DrDarkStryfe

    TNT: Bowling would be amazing.