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Posted by falling_fast

they talk about Twin Peaks. well shit, even more incentive to listen, now.

Posted by Shortbreadtom

@Dallas_Raines: And did you see their hair?! What the fuck! I am boycotting this podcast because of the way they changed Brad's character.

Posted by gbrading

Earlycast! And they apparently talk about Twin Peaks? Colour me excited.

Posted by Jedted

I kinda wanna watch the rest of Twin Peaks, i checked out the first episode but never got around to seeing the rest of it.

Posted by CaLe

The dent in my wooden floor can attest to the sturdiness of the GameCube.

Posted by flanker22

fuck ryan davis this is TOO EARLY

Edited by falling_fast

I hate microtransactions so much. Just charge me a real one-time price, and don't have that bullshit.

I refuse to play free games 99% of the time for that reason.

Posted by NeoCalypso

what the hell, do these guys do anything but play ios games anymore?

Posted by fox01313

All of the THQ talk in this reminds me of the fate of the Wizardry PC games where the group owning it fail to reissue or do anything with, hope that doesn't happen to THQ IPs.

Posted by Atwa

Factual inaccuracies about Twin Peaks here, you don't get to know who killed Laura in season one.. 
 
David Lynch is even acting in season 2, so he didn't leave.. also season 2 aired just a few weeks after 1, so its pretty inaccurate all around here. 

Posted by Animasta

@NeoCalypso said:

what the hell, do these guys do anything but play ios games anymore?

when games start coming out they will start talking about them.

Posted by stringbacon

24 season 3 is great, what are you talking about? The stuff in Mexico drags, sure, but the last third or so of the season is the high point of the series.

Posted by Draxyle

They didn't even get to emails before tossing around the wonderfully terrible hypothetical questions.

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I tried to play black ops 2's single player and ughhh. the characters are terrible, and everything that is happening is retarded. It's like I'm playing Rogue Warrior with better graphics and gameplay and less Mickey Rourke. They should go back to making games that are actually good like Call of Duty 4.

Posted by Aegon

I don't want to get flamed, but I'm finding that 3 hour podcasts take up a bit too much of my time. I was one of those people who would be happy if the podcasts got longer and longer, but now it just seems like the amount of time to get through these things, despite all the funny/interesting moments is a bit too much. I wanna do other stuff. I like listening to podcasts while not doing much else other than eating and maybe some web browsing. I guess other people do it while they drive or work out or whatever. It might not be fair of me to want a long podcast and then complain when it's long consistently, but it's just how I feel. I guess it doesn't really matter if most people are happy with how it is.

Edited by whatisdelicious

@Aegon: I totally understand what you mean. I've made a couple threads in the past asking how other people feel, and yeah, a lot of people vehemently disagree. I find that the only real time I can manage to listen to a podcast is if I'm either driving to work (and not carpooling) or at the gym (without my housemates), and honestly, there are some weeks where I can't even manage to finish a Bombcast by the time the next one comes out. I used to have way more time when I was living at home (especially over summers) but now I just don't. As much as I like the Bombcast, I don't like my Zune being a Bombcast device.

But honestly, there's nothing we can do. Enough of the audience have plenty of spare time to listen to a three-hour podcast in one go that we're the minority and it doesn't make sense to shorten it. It's how I feel about a lot of Quick Looks too. Oh well. Still makes the drive to work fun.

Posted by Phoenix87

I have to see a picture of this legendary couch!!!

Posted by Tha36thchamber

@Aegon: I'm with you. The only time I get to listen to the podcast is driving to or from work, and sometimes when it's just me running into town. Being a husband and father, I can't just put on a pair of headphones to listen to a podcast and ignore the family. I'll do it from time to time, but to me it just seems rude to wear headphones and listen to my ipod while the rest of the family is around.

I thoroughly enjoy the Bombcast. I like listening to the crew's different interpretations of games and gaming news. And if they want to keep it 3 hours long, I'll listen to as much as I can get in.

Actually, listening to the Bombcast makes me wish I could have these types of discussions with my friends about games. Unfortunately, out of most of the people that I know in real life, I am the only one who plays games on a regular basis.

Posted by falling_fast

giantbomb back of the box quote for DMC "It's Grody"

Posted by JSwan13

I don't like the new theme song

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Posted by Boopie

yaaay longcast ftw thanks so much guys

Posted by jettpack

i love the new synthy bombcast theme

Posted by MattClassic

Mmmm... Chicken parts.

Posted by TheHT

@Aegon said:

I don't want to get flamed, but I'm finding that 3 hour podcasts take up a bit too much of my time. I was one of those people who would be happy if the podcasts got longer and longer, but now it just seems like the amount of time to get through these things, despite all the funny/interesting moments is a bit too much. I wanna do other stuff. I like listening to podcasts while not doing much else other than eating and maybe some web browsing. I guess other people do it while they drive or work out or whatever. It might not be fair of me to want a long podcast and then complain when it's long consistently, but it's just how I feel. I guess it doesn't really matter if most people are happy with how it is.

sounds like all that needs to change is you, duder. you don't have to listen to the podcast in a straight shot or anything. listen when you can, and if you want to do something else, do that and come back to that podcast later.

Posted by ModernMoriarty

Yeah, they're slightly mistaken about Twin Peaks - Lynch stays until about a third of the way through S2, which is when the murderer is revealed and caught. He doesn't cut ties completely, and he even appears as an actor in some episodes, but he doesn't write or direct again until the final episode. Some people say that the show suffered because the mystery was solved, and it certainly does go downhill terribly after that, but only IMO because they lost Lynch as the showrunner (he wasn't happy that the network had forced him to resolve the murder - even though its a rare case of studio execs being right IMO). If they could have kept him around properly, I think the show would have been fine.

Because the resolution to the murder (indeed the whole first third of S2) is absolutely excellent, and if it had gone unsolved much longer, it would have heavily undermined Dale Cooper's status as an ace detective. So I had no problem with the murder being solved, only that it took them *forever* to get their act together again properly. Twin Peaks still had a lot to offer, and the eventual direction that the Windom Earle arc took was great, and led to one of the best season finales of any show ever made (courtesy of the returning Lynch). But it happens far too late, and by that time the show had collapsed utterly into an impossibly, excrutiatingly boring soap opera that was hardly any better than watching Dallas or Dynasty or something equally awful.

Posted by buzz_clik
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Posted by Phished0ne

@buzz_clik said:

"now................thats all i remember" One of my favorite Red Dwarf scenes. Have you seen any of the new series? its actually pretty good.

Posted by falling_fast

I would give money to a kickstarter Lego Mortal Kombat game. that would be hysterical

Posted by ModernMoriarty

The new series of Red Dwarf seems to be the best since S6, which admittedly isn't hard given the awful, disgraceful lows that S7 and onwards sank to, but it actually does seem legitimately good again. The problem is that the cast look so old and tired now - it kind of kills it for me.

Posted by heavymetalwaffle

I started watching Twin Peaks on Netflix and I'm halfway through the second season. After reading the description I'm worried about spoilers, are there any big ones in this cast?

A better understanding of where I'm at:

Posted by Elktap

What was the deal with those 20 minutes of Black Ops 2/CoD discussion. I zoned out for about 10 minutes after it started and couldn't believe it was still going when I was paying attention again. It seemed like Brad and Vinny just left the room during that whole thing and Ryan left half way through as well. For a moment I thought I had mistakenly downloaded some old ass Podcast.

Posted by buzz_clik

@Phished0ne: I bumped into half an episode the other night. Some solid gags there! Definitely made me curious to check out the whole thing.

But man, duders look old. And I swear the Kryten prosthetic head design gets wonkier with every season - what happened to his nose?

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Posted by Dryker

Haven't listened yet, or read a single comment. But let me guess... it's a Devil-May-Crycast. Can't wait! After all, five stars is a big deal. Especially this late in the cycle.

Posted by buzz_clik

@ModernMoriarty said:

The new series of Red Dwarf seems to be the best since S6, which admittedly isn't hard given the awful, disgraceful lows that S7 and onwards sank to, but it actually does seem legitimately good again. The problem is that the cast look so old and tired now - it kind of kills it for me.

I actually liked VIII well enough. I mean, not to the point that I think any of it stands up to the golden age of Red Dwarf, but I still thought solid steps were made in the right direction after the ponderous and protracted twaddle that VII seemed to be. Man, that series was just so bloated and tonally screwed up.

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Posted by tyler1285

@heavymetalwaffle: Nah man they only really talk about season 1, and they have seemingly forgotten about the breakdown of the different seasons.

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Kingdom Rush is the only IOS game I've ever enjoyed.

Posted by falling_fast

@heavymetalwaffle said:

I started watching Twin Peaks on Netflix and I'm halfway through the second season. After reading the description I'm worried about spoilers, are there any big ones in this cast?

A better understanding of where I'm at:

nope. no spoilers for you. also, I think that the episode where IT happens is the last episode involving David Lynch. it's all downhill from there until the awesome/batshit insane finale, which David Lynch came back for

Posted by NekuCTR

One thing I have against Patrick. He talks about drinking beer way too much. Makes him sound like a damn college freshman.

Posted by nail1080

@NekuCTR said:

One thing I have against Patrick. He talks about drinking beer way too much. Makes him sound like a damn college freshman.

LOL it's weird because he looks like a lightweight

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Man, how is this not the podcast thumbnail?
Posted by falling_fast

@alanm26v5 said:

Man, how is this not become the podcast thumbnail?

wow...

Posted by Vigil80

Oh hell yes, a 3+ hour podcast. Love it. Maybe the guys are recharged after the holidays.

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Posted by Phished0ne

@buzz_clik: Yeah, there is some weird bell-curve thing going on with the wonkyness factor of the head designs throughout the years. Started out really wonky, got better then got wonky again. RD is probably one of my favorite sitcom-style shows ever. Even the bad seasons were still solid it never got extremely terrible in my opinion, just rote. But keeping things from getting boring is especially hard in a sitcom-style show. Such great characters and funny interactions between them.

I nerded out so hard when they announced Back To Earth, brought back so many memories of staying late with my parents watching Red Dwarf on PBS. I went into full-on mark mode when they announced Season X, after thinking Back To Earth was fairly promising. It would be cool if they made at least one more series and attempted to close the story arc in some final way.

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@nail1080 said:

@NekuCTR said:

One thing I have against Patrick. He talks about drinking beer way too much. Makes him sound like a damn college freshman.

LOL it's weird because he looks like a lightweight

he is of Irish descent :]

Posted by Rodin

In regards to kingdom rush, the in game store was only recently added in comparison to how long that game has been out, also that last level is not all that hard at all.

Posted by BaconGames

I will FIGHT ALL COMERS WITH A BLADE over the season 2 of Twin Peaks. Except for some of the final episode (which didn't really feel like a proper finale), I adore the entirety of both season 1 and 2. It really all comes down to characters though, because season 2 is only really worthwhile if you care about who's in that town.

If anyone is turned off by Jeff and Ryan not watching season 2 of Twin Peaks, I say fuck that, I loved it. Again, specific and I don't doubt they felt deflated after the mystery was "solved", but personally the character stuff doesn't waver and I think it's absolutely worth going through to the end. Personally I think the big misconception about Twin Peaks is that it's nothing but the mystery, which I think is patently false for me and frankly sells the show more than a bit short. This is of course someone who would say Twin Peaks is their favorite dramatic TV of all time but still, I went into Twin Peaks with Jeff's opinion in mind and didn't find it deflated whatsoever.

Back to the bombcast, while I've understood where Patrick has come from on CoD for a while now, that Black Ops II monologue/discussion went on for WAY too long.

Posted by cruxking

still loving the new opening theme. props to whomever did that.

Posted by Alorithin

Patrick hates Gaben. I want his immediate resignation.

Posted by RE_Player1

@BaconGames: I love the show but season 2 did drag on a bit.