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Posted by ThePickle

"...because it's part of Red Dead."

Fuck you Gerstmann. Honestly. Don't like the game, that's fine, but don't pretend you even bothered with that game, and don't pretend like GTA 4 was a better playing game.

Posted by NoelVeiga

@scaramoosh: Hate to say this, but Metal Gear had a pretty decent PC version, so you kinda wasted your money.

Posted by scaramoosh

I do not like RDR until it comes to PC.

Posted by ThePickle

@Vod_Crack said:

@Milkman said:

@Vod_Crack said:

@gladspooky 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.

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.

I loved that goddamn game so there you go!

Agreed. Love GTA IV and liked Red Dead but didn't love it for exactly that reason. The pacing is absolutely horrible and every time that game made me do another fucking cattle herding mission I wanted to shut that shit off and never play it again.

Yep! There was a reason why it took me ages to finish that game.

His problem wasn't with the pacing though, it was with how the game played. This is why he won't play Undead Nightmare. That may be better paced than the base game, but it's not his issue, which is why it's so confusing and frustrating. The game plays better than GTA IV. If he didn't like it, that would be fine, but he was championing GTA IV as the second coming.

Also, and this is something Jeff does a lot, but he speaks in such ridiculous hyperbole. It just irritates me. Really, they need to change EVERYTHING about the game? Like, how you use the left stick to move and the right stick to look?

Posted by Vod_Crack

@ThePickle: I know, I was just bringing my perspective to the table. Everyone knows Jeff is just being silly with regards to his criticisms towards Red Dead Redemption.

Posted by scaramoosh

Jeff is also forgetting the Spectrum cost like £100 and the commodore 64 cost £600 and this was like 1982.

Posted by Sil3n7

YOU GUYS BETTER LIVE STREAM BOWLING.

Posted by Majkiboy

The Arkenstone is totally in The Hobbit and it actually plays a big role in the conclusion of everything. Weird if you forgot, a hint: what does Bilbo do when he sneaks out of the mountain?

Posted by Darkecho117

@Majkiboy: I thought it was weird when he mentioned that

Posted by courage_wolf

@DougQuaid said:

Warhammer X Warhammer 40k! Make it happen!

Games Workshop would loose their shit if anyone tried to do that. That would be a "We are revoking the Warhammer video game licenses forever" situation.

Posted by Fistfulofmetal

LIVE STREAM WIG BOWLING. DO IT.

Posted by Colourful_Hippie

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

Edited by Shingro

If people are looking for an in depth look at the hilarity of Tales of Game's Presents Chef Boyardee's Barkley, Shut Up and Jam: Gaiden, Chapter 1 of the Hoopz Barkley SaGa. The Squadron of Shame did it as a mission a few years back, the Squadron has moved on to other websites (wordpress, g+, etc.) However the archives are still up and it's an amazing talk with plenty of examples of the great works inside the game. (If you want to find another amazing episode, the Pathalogic one is top notch)

Edit: Ah, silly me, here's their old website where the files are still hosted http://www.squadronofshame.com/

Posted by Zamir
Posted by teslaarcade

Best Bombcast EVER

Posted by XannerZ

Hi Guys,

Didnt see anyone pick up on this in the comments so I thought Id throw in...

The Warhammer 'fantasy' licence is currently held by Sega through Creative Assembly.

EA only ever had rights to produce a Warhammer MMO.

Thus Warhammer X Warhammer 40k still couldnt happen under EA.

But a creative assembly fantasy battles game should be sweet!

Posted by PatPandaHat

Man, fuck all this Popeye's-hate. That spice is fucking awesome.

Posted by Itwastuesday

@PatPandaHat: Yea, I don't know what they must be doing to the Popeye's in SF.

Posted by LegendaryChopChop

Popeyes is fucking amazing.

Posted by Devise22

Who did the new opening theme song guys? Sounds great.

Posted by kingopork

I kind of wish Patrick didn't tell me every joke he could of think of from shut up and jam. Really took it off my must play list now that I know a good chunk of the jokes from a short game.

Posted by xite

I love how half of this podcast is basically movie discussion with a brief aside about Barkley, Shut Up and Jam: Gaiden.

Posted by Wastrel

Where did Vinny post the GOTY scripts? Or is it...for British eyes only?

Posted by infinite_zero00

@Majkiboy: As I was listening to the podcast, I was preeettty sure that the Arkenstone was in The Hobbit book, mayhaps Brad just skimmed over some of the book while reading it. Other than that, I have to agree with his assessment of the movie, I thought it was overly Hollywooded for my taste.

Posted by SirDancelot

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

Posted by camp7203

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

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 Double

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

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 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 notdavid

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

Posted by NPfeifer

"Do you want to talk about video games?"

"Nah."

*win*

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 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 namesonkel

Horrible, horrible deep fried shit sounds great.

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 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 happymeowmeow

"Our porn is the porniest!"

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

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 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?!

Posted by SatelliteOfLove

Bombcrew droppin' truth BOMBS about mediocre Popeyes.

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

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 big_jon

I liked when they talked about movies more.

Posted by Sooty

"That game spoke to me"

this pretention

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 AngelN7

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

that part what hilarious.

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 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 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 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.