Vinny had a band called 'stank fish'. I just know it.
I've just started watching and the audio is clipping like cray-zee. Sure, I can turn it down, but it's still really grating to listen to when the audio starts to distort when everyone's yelling.
Jesus shitballs, did this vid not go through the compressor?!
I feel like if either Brad or Vinny weren't in the profession that they are currently in, they would be as worried as everyone else is about spoilers.
Exactly. Brad doesn't care because he's used to playing things before they're out and for free no less, but you and I don't get that same privilege. I don't want to know what happens in a story before I play it, even if it's something that Brad thinks is inconsequential.
Like telling somebody that Assassin's Creed is set in the future, not the Crusades, is a spoiler. Yes, you find out in the first five seconds of the game, but where it is in the game doesn't matter. If I didn't know before playing, then it's a spoiler. Telling me that it's like five hours before I play as Connor in the AC III is totally a spoiler. And telling me that before I've gotten a chance to experience it just because Brad already has and doesn't think it's a big deal absolutely robs me of the enjoyment of discovering it for myself.
The most frustrating part is that Brad understands this. He does. That's why he never talks about the turning point boss in DmC. "You just have to see it for yourself. It's amazing." He's deemed that one worthy of not being spoiled, but if he doesn't think something is that cool, he'll go right ahead and spoil it.
If you are that sensitive about discovering every little nuance of a game for yourself, you have no business consuming most of the content on this site. As much as I agree that getting shit spoiled for you sucks, at some point the bombcrew has to talk about specifics of a game and they can't have a natural conversation about something if they are constantly making sure that nothing that comes out of their mouth could be classified as a spoiler. There are times when they cross the line and say something that really should have been kept from people who have not played the game, but by and large, I think they're pretty good about saying inconsequential stuff that doesn't really matter.
At the end of the day I accept that if I'm listening to a podcast where they talk about a game, I expect to hear stuff about said game that I did not know before. And besides, some of the best Bombcast moments in recent memory have happened because they were talking spoilers.
I didn't know I was able to watch these. Whatever though, I'm loving this. Great vid.
"I need some new moves for my fists." -Bradley Shoemaker
I don't remember how to... SHIT.
I can't remember how to... FUCK!
I still can't watch videos! Dammit!
Brad was super annoying and bitchy today.I get what he was trying to say about all the sequels but dude go in with an open mind at least!
I'm generally getting annoyed with his attitude lately, he seems to be getting more and more arrogant and single-minded about his opinions, which makes his 'sleepy disinterest' shtickwhen other people are talking in some videos/podcasts to be even more irritating.
he's easily i think the most cynical/jaded one out of the staff, dude needs to play different genres of games or seek out the different games... people give patrick shit, but at least hes branching out and seeking out different genres to keep his views healthy. and isnt as dismissive as brad.
Brad: Devil May Cry 2 is the worst thing to happen to video games
*5 seconds later*
Brad: I've never played Devil May Cry 2
I'll be honest I was pretty bored throughout this video. It has all the frustration of a Breaking Brad video with very little of the charm of an endurance run. Idle talk about whatevs can't really hold my attention for very long. I enjoy listening to you guys but the video itself almost made it feel tedious. At some point this might as well be a podcast. I think I'm going to wait until Brad gets to DMC2 to start watching again. Thanks for the video!
Reminds me of how he described Alan Wake as very "Twin Peaksy" and later admitted that he had never seen a single episode of Twin Peaks.
By the way - good to know that quoting is as jacked as it has ever been. It made me nostalgic for BBCode.
I enjoy watching brad fumble his way through DMC.
Yeah, I hate to agree with you guys, but I do.
He seemed really disinterested in the game most of the time, was beating everything in the most detached way possible, pushing through it, etc. And he used that time to mostly be negative about other games, both old and new.
I think it really put me over the line when he said "If Dark Souls looked this good, maybe I'd play it." That's just ridiculous. I mean, I accept that the staff isn't particularly interested in that series, but that just makes him sound petty and dismissive for no real reason.
I'm not particularly interested in seeing Brad shit on games. If I wanted that, I'd go to 4chan.
Whole lot of sensitive ass people in here.
its like an endurance run
Brad may not cry, but he sure as shit can whine.
Seriously, stop spoiling completely unrelated games - even jokingly :'( Sometimes people want to be as clean as possible when going into a game, and not everybody has played every game from years ago...
Seriously, don't. I hate it when people can't discuss interesting stuff because somebody, somewhere, hasn't played a ten year old game or seen a twenty year old movie.
Agreed, although respect for seriously big turns or events in fiction should be left alone. Like Tyler Durden and Jack being the same person is a pretty big goddamn spoiler that everyone should experience like a virgin. To rob someone of that is a pretty big goddamn travesty.
A lot of other stuff that gets danced around, though? Not a big deal at all.
Oh man that's some grainy video, looks way outside of native ISO range.
Hey I would watch "Just playin' with ya", even though I have played both Witcher games.
I totally disagree with Brad. I was one of those entitled people screaming spoilers when he wrote that arkham city preview. When he says people often don't know what they're talking about when they scream "spoilers!", he's right, but that's exactly why he should take care when discussing narrative moments! Of course people don't know anything, but in a game that's at least partly story driven, the narrative is a key component of the experience. By assuming it doesn't matter because "it happens in the first 30 minutes" he's depriving people of that experience.
@bd_mr_bubbles: Yes he did :)
I'm enjoying this series. Really looking forward to Just Playin' Witcher.
Also, I always thought GameFAQs had a decent baseline rule abut posting spoilers. If it's on the back of the box, if it's in the trailer, if it's on the dust jacket, then it's probably fair game. There are exceptions I think, but as a general rule I'm ok with that.
this game is really stylish but I just don't enjoy playing it. picked up the HD collection at around the time it came out and just wasn't feeling it. got bayonetta at the same time too and felt the same way so hack n slash games just arent for me
Arrrgh... calling the R1 button "Right bumper". That's so wrong, Bradford. Stop acting like an Xbox kiddie - you've been playing games longer than that. Although you do seem to have, at best, a 3 month memory at times.
Great video regardless of the quirks! Never thought I'd want to see Brad play such a challenging, skill based game, but this is oddly compelling. I'd like to see him hop around and play all the games though; the first Devil May Cry is pretty rough nowadays. Especially compared to DmC. What were they thinking, putting jump on Triangle?
I must know what game you go to Mexico in!
I think i know...
Very excited for this series, I hope he plays through DMC3, which is truly the best of the trilogy. Also, I don't really agree with too much of the Brad hate going on in the comments, yeah he seems not to care for a lot of things and it's hard to impress him, but my main problem with Brad is his PC snob-ism. He seems to place framerate and graphics above all else and is always the first to "LOL this is shit clearly the PC is the superior version" which really gets under my skin (See the Farcry 3 Quick Look for a recent example of this at it's most snotty).
That aside, I love hearing Brads input on things, even when it's soley so I can disagree with him. Every member of the bombcrew (except maybe Vinny, but that's because I'm just as insane as he is when it comes to games) has a little thing about them that gets to me but why would you want everyone to be perfect, uninteresting robots.
@vinsanityv22: When he said "right bumper" he meant "right bumber" not "R1." He's playing the 360 version of the HD collection.
This is the craziest codec conversation I've ever seen.
@rockman10: This is always my favorite (and pretty much only thing) to see when I'm driving to Lex to see friends