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Edited by drockus

The amount of times Jeff shuts down Drew and Brad on their opinions of Destiny is little ridiculous. Yeah, he's the bossman, but let them have their own opinions. It makes me wish Drew and Brad did the review of this game. Just really didn't like the way Jeff dominated this conversation, with little respect for his compatriots.

Posted by Moonshadow101

"WHAT WOULD GIVE THEM THAT IDEA?"

New best podcast moment

Posted by AMyggen

@drockus: Sounded like a discussion to me, really, and not him shutting anyone down or anything.

Posted by MattClassic

Pears are goddamn delicious and I'm gonna eat one while listening to the Bombcast just to spite you pear-hating weirdos.

Posted by freakin9

Addam's Family is definitely my most played pinball table as a kid. Never realized it was super successful, nice that I wasn't alone in loving it. Sick table, glad they're finally adding it to Pinball Arcade. Though it sucks that pinball tables are a bitch to maintain, makes me not want to buy an actual table even though I definitely would if it wasn't a chore to keep running.

Edited by MEATBALL

Love that description. :D

Edited by Roboculus92

Drew may have hope for the future but as for me, I say let it be.

Posted by AllThatBacon

HOLY SHIT BRAD YOU'RE ALWAYS GETTING HAIRCUTS WTF

Posted by Bipa

I almost feel scared to admit it here, but I really like Destiny. It feels good to get that off my chest.

Posted by Fram

Hard pears = best pears.

Posted by Calmgamer

I like both Pears and Destiny. I also liked this podcast.

Edited by ripelivejam

@bipa said:

I almost feel scared to admit it here, but I really like Destiny. It feels good to get that off my chest.

THOUGHT CRIMINAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Edited by Brackynews

It's Markus "Passhun" not "Person", Mr. Shrewmater.

Posted by Yesiamaduck

I went to all my classes you jerks! Drew - 2014

Edited by eccentrix

Why are there only three podcast advertisers in existence? And what happened to Stamps.com? I haven't heard from them in months.

Edited by BigD145

FIVE YEARS OF BLOCK RECOLOR CREEP

Posted by bboymaestro

Porn satellite radio talk at the beginning. Gorgeous.

Posted by Matiaz_Tapia

Depends on the pear. I usually don't like the grainy kind, but can always appreciate a hard and crispy pear. The best part is that you can eat the core, so unlike apples and oranges, you can just grab a pear and not worry about having to go back to a dumpster afterwards. Granted you removed the stem beforehand.

Unrelated to the species, prickly pears are my favorite, tho the opposite can be said about ease of consumption.

Edited by Pepsiman

@eccentrix said:

Why are there only three podcast advertisers in existence? And what happened to Stamps.com? I haven't heard from them in months.

They ran out of stamps to send people after NatureBox used them all up to send free trial snacks to Bombcast and Idle Thumbs listeners. ( ≖‿≖)

Posted by BaconGames

Why are there only three podcast advertisers in existence? And what happened to Stamps.com? I haven't heard from them in months.

It's probably an economy of scale thing. If you paid attention over the years they would occasionally discuss how little confidence there is in podcast advertising, some of it from the numbers and some of it from advertisers being slow to adapt to new media.

That skittishness for advertising still probably blankets the current market so the few that choose to do it, and allocate budgets and feel confident in it, are on a number of similar podcasts for quite a long period. To that last point, podcast ads are bought out for multiple weeks so in that way a small group has a wide net and are around for a while.

All those things coming together are why it may seem like a good ROI once podcasts ads started to pick up.

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@bipa said:

I almost feel scared to admit it here, but I really like Destiny. It feels good to get that off my chest.

THOUGHT CRIMINAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!

PAID SHILL, OBVIOUSLY!

Edited by development

Brad... I think we need a "no talking about death" rule. I wanna laugh, not be depressed.

Edited by Fram

Man, Destiny talk is quickly reaching Dota-level meaninglessness for me. It has become this weird nexus point for a whole bunch of issues, which this piece sums up incredibly well.

Edited by ike7779

Another great bradcast!

I do love the controversy around that Metro QL. If it was my game I would probably be pretty riled up too, but as it sits I can appreciate the energy and honesty in it.

And I was initially pretty disappointed with the early pouty Destiny criticism, but in the podcast you guys made probably the best argument about its faults I've heard so far.

Also P90X yoga is worst yoga =/ but your quick discussion around yoga made me want to get back into it.

Posted by Coolarman

Welp I am now doing Yoga.

Thanks Dan Ryckert.

(I am having a great time)

Edited by Bipa

@stryker1121 said:

@ripelivejam said:

@bipa said:

I almost feel scared to admit it here, but I really like Destiny. It feels good to get that off my chest.

THOUGHT CRIMINAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!

PAID SHILL, OBVIOUSLY!

What are you talking about friend? I'm just a fellow games player enjoying Destiny™ from Activision™ and Bungie™ available now for only $59.99. Make sure you pick up the "Expansion Pass"™ and "Embrace your Destiny!"™.

Posted by kozmo7

Oh god, the sky diving talk has triggered my paralyzing fear of heights. I felt my stomach churn during that!

Posted by DCam

Coding tests for game development are not all that related to corporate coding tests, if you are applying for actual engine or gameplay positions. If you are applying to be a server programmer for battle.net's website there might be more in common.

For a game dev job they will expect you to know more about low-level issues than for an average corporate job. "Mechanical sympathy" being the current buzzword for this. Secondly, they will expect you to know more linear algebra, and it's application in matrices to 3d graphics, than you would need for a corporate job.

You should try to have some completed games, using unity or something similar, including all he "support structures" and not just the gameplay. Things like level select menus, achievements, high scores, save/restore and so on. These ancillary bits are a surprising volume of code, and they want to know that you will do more than just the fun stuff.

Posted by theManUnknown
Edited by Sammo21

I do pretty well at Crucible in Destiny...not sure what the complaints are. You simply have to know your class and play it right. This isn't me shit talking, it just is what it is. The only thing in the multiplayer that's massively OP is the Hunter's Blade Dancer special (faster movement, lock on attack, 1 hit kills, damage mitigation, etc). Besides that, you can get around or deal with the rest. In fact, the only map I think sucks is Bastion on Mars (large, open Mars map) which simply shouldn't be in the Clash playlist. Besides that, everything's cool.

Destiny has no story; it is simply a hodge podge of back of the box synopsis about a handful of topics. That's my biggest gripe about the game as a whole. However, Diablo 3 is the opposite where's there's a plethora of story but its all the most dumb, generic shit Blizzard has ever put out.

Also, hearing Jeff be so negative about Destiny but then admit he doesn't pay attention to playing Diablo 3 and that he continues to play the WWE card game its like... :| OK...cool man.

Posted by advocatefish

I had the same feeling Jeff had, "I'd rather be playing Diablo 3". The thing about that is that i could only buy one.

Posted by vucubcaquix

Jeff and Brad are too chicken to jump out of a plane. @danryckert I bet you can convince @alexisg and Danny O'Dwyer to go for it.

Posted by LazyEkans

Yo, I totally agree with Brad, in that the worst part about Radio Lab is their editing. From that annoying intro for their "shorts" and the way they would sometimes repeat audio clips for emphasis (I don't know if they still do that). Get on with the show, fools!

Also, Brad, I am glad you are a rational human being and I am glad Dan hates hippie stuff.

Posted by Esahk

I think we have to consider the possibility that Dan is not an idiot, but an enlightened yogi.

Posted by StraightGrizzly

SOMEBODY GET ZODIAC MF ON THE BURNER PHONE! @danryckert HAS IN FACT SEEN A PEAR.

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Posted by Fawkes

Juicy Pear is the only Jelly Belly flavor that is as terrible to get as licorice. Ignoring crap like those "Beanboozled" flavors of course. Although some of those are better than Juicy Pear.

Edited by BasketSnake

I don't want to draw any comparisons to Tom Berenger's SNIPER but the bombcast is crazy as a jungle, almost 3 CLICKS to the end and if one of the guys lose their mind and start trash talking a game they like then the others will TAKE HIM OUT!

Posted by Aegon

@brad I think the Japanese bathtub question guy might be talking about something he heard on the 8-4 podcast. There was definitely a conversation on Japanese bathtub culture in a fairly recent episode (within the last couple of months). I feel like maybe Marc McDonald or someone else mentioned a Netflix doc on the subject? Don't know if that memory has been implanted due to the question or is real.

Posted by Libb

@kananon: At this point, it's more the Ron and Open Mic show, but Ron Bennington is an amazing enough person to carry that trainwreck on his own.

Posted by Manachild

John carmack's tweet of the week needs to continue.

Posted by reticulate

Awww yeah, Hambo shout-out.

Edited by AMyggen

@aegon said:

@brad I think the Japanese bathtub question guy might be talking about something he heard on the 8-4 podcast. There was definitely a conversation on Japanese bathtub culture in a fairly recent episode (within the last couple of months). I feel like maybe Marc McDonald or someone else mentioned a Netflix doc on the subject? Don't know if that memory has been implanted due to the question or is real.

Yeah, I think you're right. Mark listens to the Bombcast, so maybe he can help with an email or something!

Posted by Palmlykta

...YEAH!

Posted by PurpleEye

this show is amazing. So much laughing ;) Tgu hi he tfu John Carmack twitter of the week :D It should be regular thing :D

Posted by slindz

@drockus said:

The amount of times Jeff shuts down Drew and Brad on their opinions of Destiny is little ridiculous. Yeah, he's the bossman, but let them have their own opinions. It makes me wish Drew and Brad did the review of this game. Just really didn't like the way Jeff dominated this conversation, with little respect for his compatriots.

Really? I didn't get that impression at all.

Also Jeff mate, if you want a non-chewy pear, Nashi pears are the shit!

Posted by Lunnington

Why do the bombcasters not know about Master difficulty in D3?

It goes Normal, Hard, Expert, Master and then you have Torment unlocked if you get any character to 60. I guarantee they won't be thinking that game's easy if they play it on Torment.

Edited by AMyggen
Posted by Lunnington

@amyggen: I dunno about his D3 character but if you want the game to be more challenging it's very easy to make it more challenging. Torment has 6 levels. I think Jeff said he joined a group of other people and did Torment 3.

Posted by KyleBsure

For anyone else who couldn't care less for more Destiny talk you can start this one around the 68 minute mark. :D

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