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Posted by StraightGrizzly

I think Brad and Jeff are really overreacting in regards to the movement physics in The Witcher 3. I get that it is a matter of preference, but I think most people would get used to it. Not that you should have to, but it's not that big of a deal. Not enough of a reason to not play the game.

Also, they didn't do Gwent justice. Gwent is EXCELLENT.

Posted by Redfoxe

Please Dan, stop with the 'rasslin

Posted by AMyggen

@straightgrizzly: Brad did say he got used to it after some time, same with Dan. It's Jeff who was so turned off it, but he'll give it more of a go and see if he gets used to it from the sound of things.

Edited by BisonHero

@straightgrizzly: If the animations in a game feel unresponsive in any way, that game has probably already lost Jeff forever. It's why he picks fast dual blades/fast shortsword in almost every RPG he can. I'm pretty sure "slow animations you have to commit to" is also why he never gets very far into a Monster Hunter or Dark Souls, and it seems like Bloodborne gets a pass because you can just be super mashy with the short form of the saw for most of that game as long as you dodge smartly.

Posted by ripelivejam

so star citizen talk makes me want to dip back into elite dangerous which is fascinating as hell but pretty impenetrable, and with much courage try or at least follow more closely eve online, which is fascinating as hell and damn crazy fuckshit impenetrable. I wonder if i only like space sims on paper or am getting too old for them, much as i loved tie fighter back in the day. Might try just floating around taking in sites in elite dangerous and just try to enjoy myself.

Posted by karubah

Just my two cents about making Destiny better:

-More unique bounties. The concept, while note completely unique, would me more fun with more of them added to the game. And I don't know about anyone else, but I find it kind of fun figuring out how to group the daily bounties together so they can be completed as easily as possible.

-More strikes with greater variety.

-Sparrows with guns mounted to them.

-The ability to trade consumables with other players.

-Space combat. We have jumpships, but other than aesthetics what are they good for?

-More weapon variety(types of weapons, loadouts, color schemes, etc.)

-In-game codex

-More missions centered around reviving the Traveler

Edited by adirtyburger

I'm building a PC right now and I'm buying part by part. The card I was going to get was a 970. What was the other one @brad and @jeff were talking about? I think they only used an abbreviation but I couldn't find it googling.

Edit: I don't know how to mention people.

Posted by mashzapotato

I'm building a PC right now and I'm buying part by part. The card I was going to get was a 970. What was the other one @brad and @jeff were talking about? I think they only used an abbreviation but I couldn't find it googling.

Edit: I don't know how to mention people.

you mean the titan x? That's over double in price from a 970.

Posted by MATATAT

Fuck Lane.

Posted by ectoplasma

I have to say, I don't have too many problems with the movement in W3. I don't mind it. I'd appreciate if he didn't autorun by pushing the stick without pressing another button but else... The movement is just not very "videogamey". If you purpusefully strut through the city on horse or on foot it usually works out fine. If you try to get everywhere as fast as possible the movement really starts to suck, your horse gets stuck on small objects etc pp.

Posted by JohnNobody

I'm with Jeff on Star Citizen, I'll believe it when I see a product.

Edited by MeatSim

"I'm basically the Dirty Harry of 2015" - Dan Ryckert

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Edited by Pugg

...is Lane (Laine?) the Dio to Dan's JoJo? That's what I instantly imagined when Dan described him.

Come to think of it, I'm preeetty sure that Dan is JoJo. Being macho and striking cool poses, then getting shit on by someone else, but ultimately shitting on them way harder. Mario Party.

Posted by CLiC

This is essentially what Star Citizen is right now.


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Posted by pickassoreborn

Something to complement the Eurovision chat from the Bombcast - when they entered the domain of VR in 1996 with a virtual scoreboard. Coolest thing is when the hostess walks through the fucking thing because, well, she can.

Edited by Brackynews

I WANT DAN RYCKERT TO BE A SPY IN EVE

WHOS WITH ME

guys...?

Posted by xerseslives

The amount of undue hate that Chrono Cross gets is just comical at this point.

It was an easy 10.

Posted by danryckert

I just checked Facebook, and Lane has literally hundreds of photos of his 311 poster and 311 lighter collections.

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Posted by firecracker22

Dan, it's Geralt, Ge(t)-ralt, not Gerald.

I'm sorry. Don't mean to be nitpicky. Just been hearing that alot, from different people, lately. Just had to vent it somewhere.

Posted by 90sVibe

Is anyone else having trouble running the podcast?

I have tried 9 times and counting and it won't play for me. I have re-booted my pc etc... but I can't get the audio to run.

Thanks if anyone has any suggestions :)

Posted by waggs1981

I'm still waiting to hear Jeff's opinion of the F 'n' F free add-on that Dan played. Jeff kept saying he was going to play but it seems like he forgot about it.

Posted by MEATBALL

Is it just me or are Bombcasts mostly just depressing and/or frustrating to listen to these days? They used to be a weekly highlight, super entertaining and almost always hilarious. Now it's mostly just a bunch of dry apathy or negativity.

I'm glad the Beastcast started up last week, Vinny's pep should hopefully help that cast be awesome - the first episode was excellent.

Posted by CaptainThunderpants

Wish i could download on android

There's an app called Podcast Addict that I use to download podcasts and is the best podcast app. Unless you were talking about downloading something else.

Posted by zladko

Can't quite put into words what Dan calling Geralt Jerald is making me feel.

Posted by adirtyburger

@mashzapotato: No he said it's the Ti version of cards. He said the benchmarks were coming out. What the hell does that mean?

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@mashzapotato: No he said it's the Ti version of cards. He said the benchmarks were coming out. What the hell does that mean?

It means that they're reconfiguring the cards, lower prices for the same power. That's why its best to wait

Posted by ripelivejam

I just checked Facebook, and Lane has literally hundreds of photos of his 311 poster and 311 lighter collections.

fuckin LOL

Posted by Time_Muffin

At first I thought Dan was going for the close but mellow NPR vibe, then I realized he was just trying to eat the mic. Also, you have to keep the mouth moist; 3 hours is a long time if you have a lot to say.

Posted by BrianMcBride

The amount of undue hate that Chrono Cross gets is just comical at this point.

It was an easy 10.

Completely agree I LOVE this game... graphically it was so far ahead of the other squaresoft RPGS... IIt has my favorite OST of all time... I didn't like it at first, I was expecting Chrono Trigger 2... There is a reason they didn't name it that, it is not as much a sequel but more of a companion game. Once I looked at it like that my outlook on the game did a complete 180. You start off thinking this has almost nothing to do with Chrono Trigger and at the end it left me just saying oh wow... The battle system was super innovative and their were a ton of characters who had their own independent way of speaking basically the same information... Way too much hate... great game!

Posted by MrPlatitude

I think when you guys were talking about a Mass Effect game that had a conversation with a guy on the ship to establish your choices you were actually thinking of KOTOR2.

Posted by D_W

On the topic of Chrono Cross getting a 10... I've never heard anyone have anything good to say about that game.

Posted by 2HeadedNinja

@90svibe said:

Is anyone else having trouble running the podcast?

I have tried 9 times and counting and it won't play for me. I have re-booted my pc etc... but I can't get the audio to run.

Thanks if anyone has any suggestions :)

Try a different browser, try to download the MP3, try the Bombcast Navigator ... if none of that works the problem is probably on your side :)

Posted by Anders_tn

It should be mentioned that in the old day's of Eurovision (I think they changed it just before or after the millenium) everyone had to sing in their native language. If you think it's ridiculous now you should look at some of the old ones.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKGQdapez3E

Posted by Sepulturafanboy89

@mrplatitude: if I'm not mistaken you actually were asked questions of events from the first mass effect in Mass effect 2 to establish your choices. It was in a small ship or chopper if I'm remembering correctly,

Posted by scantenii

I have really been liking Prison of Elders. The fact that it is a set 5 rounds means that it is a lot easier to predict how long a game will last. I have actually been enjoying farming the ether chests to get the treasure keys too. For some reason it doesn't feel like a pain to me. Probably because the chests seem to give a decent amount loot. One thing I don't like is how they have seemed to decrease the value of the drops for the old Public events. I feel like they should have left it alone. I think that you already liked Destiny, you will probably like this DLC.

Edited by DrMantisTabogganMD

@mrplatitude: In Mass Effect 2, Miranda asks you about your actions in ME1 at the beginning of the game.

Posted by Sarumarine

They have the wrong Eurovision flaming piano up there....

Easy mistake to make though, it is Eurovision after all.

I am digging the fact there are multiple flaming pianos that came out of Eurovision, haha.

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Edited by MechaMarshmallow

I WANT DAN RYCKERT TO BE A SPY IN EVE

WHOS WITH ME

guys...?

Heck, I just want to see Dan try and play eve!

Either he'll be blown up and robbed for all he has, or he'll become the greatest swindler of all time, making of with a billion dollars of loot and cackling like a madman.

Posted by Anders_tn

As a programmer I can tell you that the issue of names and symbols is a common one. Essentially if you try to store names accurately in any computer system you eventually end up saying anything goes because the various countries, combined, has a nearly infinite amount of special characters. Furthermore, like you rightly pointed out, there are several countries where your name can contain any recognizable symbol used within that language.

http://www.kalzumeus.com/2010/06/17/falsehoods-programmers-believe-about-names/
http://www.solidether.net/2008/jul/22/last-name-first/

Edited by JasperKazai

The question segment Brad thought about is in ME2, but it's not quite as comprehensive. Miranda asks Shepard some questions at the beginning, but it's only to establish your character's background (i.e. attack survivor etc etc stuff that didn't actually happen in the game). Also, she asks what councilor you appointed at the end of ME1, but that's because there was a mistake with the ME1 save system where it saves before that moment, so it was never recorded.

KotOR 2 had a question system to set up the events of the first game. It was when you first meet Atton on Peragus. You establish whether Revan was male or female and whether they were Light or Dark. It barely affects anything in the game, though; just a few lines in some conversations.

Posted by Viking_Funeral

My father has the worst case of Ryckert syndrome. It's exactly as Dan describes it. Now I'm afraid we might be related now.

Posted by JRock3x8

Holy crap Dave Lang has been doing a podcast for 37 episodes and I just found out about it now?!?!?

Posted by DasaKamov

That email about a kid called Le-a (Ledasha) is actually a racist urban legend that's been doing the rounds for years.

http://www.snopes.com/racial/language/le-a.asp

Snopes is awesome. Urban legends like that seem to be the preferred way for racists to spread their propoganda while at the same time trying to wash their hand of the "racist" label; i.e, "I'm not racist; this is true! My neighbor's-uncle's-brother's sister-in-law once got a random e-mail from a complete stranger that PROVED that ethnicity-X is inferior to MY ethnicity!"

Posted by Tortoise

It seems like everything positive they say about Witcher 3 could just as easily refer to Witcher 2. You can get that for like $3 now.

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Posted by dr_mantas

@dasakamov: If you try to use actual statistics to prove anything, they get called fake statistics, or wrong somehow. Truth doesn't matter in ideological battles.