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Posted by Red_Piano

The screenshots of Dark Souls 2 they put out with the information about the new stuff looks identical to the PC game as it is already, so I don't know if the screens aren't the new graphics or something, but I see no reason to care about it.

Edited by burgavo

Great podcast Duders, thanks.

Also the goosebumps thing @drewbert talks about while thinking of gross stuff (I have this when thinking of styro-foam cups or the texture the rim of paper coffee cup gets after driking from it), Isn't that just a (Pavlovian) conditioned response?

Anyway happy thanks, presidents, labor, independence, holliday!

Posted by Jensonb

I've always seen or heard that visceral reaction referred to as "physical revulsion" but that very well could just be a colloquialism

Posted by Humanity

In reference to Jeff's talk about just getting a PC - ports have maybe gotten better but developer support is still as piss poor as it ever was. On PS4/XB1 you actually have people working on a patch specifically for your system. If you have game halting issues with your game on the PC well then good fucking luck. Open up Google and welcome to the next 3-24 hours of your life being wasted as you read contradictory forum posts, install and uninstall beta drivers, reboot your PC over and over again all while generally murmuring curse words under your breath.

When stuff works, gaming on the PC is a beautiful experience. When stuff doesn't work and you have no idea how to fix it then it's a goddamn nightmare. Don't come to the PC thinking all your performance woes will be magically resolved if you throw enough money at Newegg because if the developer didn't optimize their game then that 980 won't mean a thing.

Posted by AlexGBRO

@skyfire543: maybe they should increase the dificulty

Edited by Bill_P

Drew's usage of dramatic pauses and intonation is getting more and more peculiar by the week.

Posted by Gamebeast23456

Alien 3 doesn't have a Director's Cut, per se. David Fincher won't do a director's cut because he has, as you guys said, completely disowned the film. There is an Assembly Cut that has a more fleshed out version of the film that I also think makes it into a pretty good film. And, in the Alien trinity, I consider it an equal in it's own way.

Edited by LegendaryChopChop

I'm glad I'm not the only one who remembers the Super Mario sodas. I remember having them before I went to go see the movie, and well...

Edited by pyrodactyl

@humanity said:

In reference to Jeff's talk about just getting a PC - ports have maybe gotten better but developer support is still as piss poor as it ever was. On PS4/XB1 you actually have people working on a patch specifically for your system. If you have game halting issues with your game on the PC well then good fucking luck. Open up Google and welcome to the next 3-24 hours of your life being wasted as you read contradictory forum posts, install and uninstall beta drivers, reboot your PC over and over again all while generally murmuring curse words under your breath.

When stuff works, gaming on the PC is a beautiful experience. When stuff doesn't work and you have no idea how to fix it then it's a goddamn nightmare. Don't come to the PC thinking all your performance woes will be magically resolved if you throw enough money at Newegg because if the developer didn't optimize their game then that 980 won't mean a thing.

Exactly what I was thinking the whole time they were talking about that. The guys often forget that when you have to choose one version of a game, getting the PC version is a roll of the dice every time. It might look slightly better and run slightly faster than the PS4 version if you spent enough cash on your rig OR it might be a broken, laggy mess full of game breaking bugs for no discernible reason.

Just listen to Patrick's experience with Far Cry 4 on the last Bombin' in the AM. For him that game was a fucking unplayable pile of hot trash with game breaking scripting errors everywhere.

Posted by pyrodactyl

@skyfire543 said:

I'm like Jeff and Brad and only pick warriors, so hearing that Brad is just holding down auto attack and tanking damage in Dragon Age is super disappointing. Managing threat, buffs, and your basic attack skills, along with managing the rest of your party to support them can be super fun if you play a dude/lady with a sword and a shield. If all you have to do in Inquisition is hold down attack and tank damage that seems like a design problem.

It's not really like that though. Actually with the new armor mechanic that gives you an additional health bar with certain skills and the taunt skills (and your specialization) there is a whole lot more to to as a tank warrior in this game than "hold the attack button" ... I may dislike the K&M controls and the tactical view, but the skillsets for most classes are rather fun.

There is a great amount of depth in there but you have to play on the higher difficulty to see it. On normal it's way too easy to stay in third person view the whole time and babysit cooldowns. On hard you have to manage treaths on your support characters, make sure your tank keeps his armor up, use the abilities of multiple characters to disable foes and combo off each other.

Now add friendly fire on top of that and you now have to micro manage every AoE attack so it doesn't destroy your own guys. The game becomes really demanding that way but when you pull off a tough encounter perfectly you feel like a god.

Posted by EmuPrime

@lunnington: Mello Yello has always been Coke's Mountain Dew equivalent. Vault was an energy drink/soda hybrid, like MDX.

Posted by dr_mantas

I've got an UUURGE to SSSSUUUUUURGE!

Posted by Chicken008

@garnsr said:

My iTunes is currently downloading 1300 Giant Bomb podcasts. I don't know if it's just iTunes, or something with GB pushing these to me again.

Yea, every Giant Bombcast was added to all the other feeds. It sucks!

Posted by Hassun

Ironic that they go from talking about better PC ports to Far Cry 4's PC port which is problematic to say the least.

Posted by Nyhus

If it hadnt been for the giant bombcast I would never have found out that Urge is really Surge without some shit in it.

Posted by BasketSnake

Sidepocket for game boy is the shit. Jeff don't know nothing. §

Posted by Redhotchilimist

There has been an Event Match mode in Super Smash Bros. for 13 years. I love it, but It is no replacement for Subspace Emissary/Adventure Mode.

Edited by jackburtonme

Is Taco Bell "magic" generally recognized as safe by the FDA?

Posted by ichthy

@brad I can't believe you forgot to mention that the Dota event is tied to the arcana. I don't think that's as insidious as some people have made it out to be, but it's still fucking genius of Valve. Tie a special even to an expensive ass item where the potential payout is more items.

Posted by siavashh

Hey guys, I just became a premium but I wanna access the podcast with the ads! I love the ads! Are there like two versions available to me or do I have to sign off and download the version with the ad?

Posted by misterbuns

Dan! I love love LOOOOVED the Mario soda! God if I can remember what any of the flavors actually were, but Toadstool and Luigi were my favorite. I want to say Yoshi was apple? The can design was so cool.

Posted by SolitaryHero

I think there's a Youtube video of FuriousPete drinking a really old Crystal Pepsi. Pretty sure it made him vomit!

Posted by kcin

The taste of dirt thing that Jeff describes in old soda is likely exactly right, as any rotten vegetable matter all tastes exactly the same: like actual dirt. It's not super gross to me, it's just unpleasant.

Posted by BillyMaysRIP

@siavashh: The page you're on currently, and the Bombcast link on the frontpage have the ads. In order to listen to the Premium Bombcast, you have to look under the Podcast dropdown on the site header.

Posted by Lelcar

Jason A. Striker needs to be a regular on this podcast. I understand the nature of his work and how busy he is, but he's a pretty essential personality in my opinion. Whenever he's on screen (or voice) he's fantastic.

Posted by ElSenorJalapeno

I wonder how many listeners the Bombcast actually has... Jeff made it sound like it was a LOT more popular than the site.

Posted by MeatSim

I would bring back Sprite REmiiiiiiiiiiiiiiix.

Posted by Homelessbird

Regarding Jeff's comments on abridged GTA, I wish the bombcast cut out all the food talk and just talked about video games. :)

I couldn't think of anything I'd like less.

Posted by ez123

Geometry Wars 2 was $10, not 15.

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Posted by zombie2011

@bill_p said:

Drew's usage of dramatic pauses and intonation is getting more and more peculiar by the week.

That is the one thing that annoys me about Drew. It takes him so long to finish a sentence, he will just pause mid sentence for a couple seconds for no reason.

Edited by ripelivejam

@elsenorjalapeno: i started with the bombcast before visiting the site proper and have heard quite a few others have done the same, so it wouldn't surprise me.

Posted by Kevin_Cogneto

While we're pining for unachievable third party Smash Bros. characters, my vote is for A Boy and His Blob.

Edited by Duluoz

I think Jeff has lost the ability to play games without sprint functions. Regardless of how fast you actually move in the game, if you can't toggle into some limited arbitrarily faster movement then its not worth playing.

Posted by Luck702

Can somebody give me the name of that endless frogger game they talked about? I really don't want to scrub through 3 hours of podcast to find it. Thanks <3

Posted by Milkman

"They want to fuck horses."

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Posted by joeshabadoo

MK Wii and MK 8 tilt controls are fucking awesome and fun and work fine, fuck all yall

Posted by EmuPrime

I'm with Brad in that even as someone that enjoys fast food, stay away from Jack in the Box. I've gone there multiple times and the most positive thing I can honestly say is that the tacos are a decent value.

Posted by Luck702
Posted by Luck702
@milkman said:

"They want to fuck horses."

Jeff said what we were all thinking. Bronies are not to be trusted alone in a horse stable.

Posted by Winsord

@curious_george said:

Why do Brad and Jeff always seem to pick warrior/soldier classes and then complain about simple or boring combat? DA:I combat isn't the best but it's far from boring either. There's only so many different ways you can slash someone with a sword. If you want deeper or more involved combat in an rpg it's usually the best bet to pick a mage or rogue type class--something with a more dynamic moveset to begin with.

They both will also almost always put the game on Normal, when they should probably be playing on at least hard. They usually give the reason that they should play it on Normal for reviews, which is one thing, but they do it when they play games in leisure too. The warrior class in DA:I is quite interesting if you choose to do interesting things with it, like using the taunts, and going with the Reaver advanced class so you have to balance high DPS and health.

Posted by Voidoid

I'm a scholar of SiN Episodes but I hear the first SiN was a lot better.

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@luck702 said:
@milkman said:

"They want to fuck horses."

Jeff said what we were all thinking. Bronies are not to be trusted alone in a horse stable.

Man, this was a bit disappointing coming from Jeff. I'm assuming he's just joking, but holy crap - there are people out there who actually believe this nonsense. It's like saying every single southerner sleeps with his sister.

Edited by Nasar7

Things to eat at Taco Bell

1. Mexican Pizza

2. Chalupas

3. Crunchy Tacos

4. Burrito Supreme

Posted by Demoskinos

Just a suggestion for Brad and Jeff if the combat in Dragon Age is boring you should really consider bumping the difficulty up. Hard mode poses a nice challenge and even the trash mobs can pose a threat if you're not careful especially early on.

There is way more reason to be tactical on higher difficulties and I think in turn that makes the combat way more fun.

Posted by R3DT1D3

Brad hasn't won anything in the Dota 2 Nemesis event because it's an auto-loss if he plays carry :P In all seriousness, the event has made me take a break from playing unranked just due to the terrible attitude of people trying to get free sets. At least with past events like Diretide and Frostivus, the losing team still got something for their troubles.

Edited by MormonWarrior

@brad "Is that (a quesarito) like a real item from Mexican culture?"

Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww holy crap. Neither quesadillas nor burritos are a real item from Mexican culture at all. Combine the two? Yeah sure why not. Incredible statement from Brad. :)

Also, Surge just tastes like lime Otter Pops or something. And it has less caffeine than Mountain Dew, but only just so.

Edited by BadNews

The moment Jeff started talking about the MLP fan base I laughed so hard i got a headache. Glad he understands the fans of the show on a deep level.

Posted by reticulate
@sravankb said:

@luck702 said:
@milkman said:

"They want to fuck horses."

Jeff said what we were all thinking. Bronies are not to be trusted alone in a horse stable.

Man, this was a bit disappointing coming from Jeff. I'm assuming he's just joking, but holy crap - there are people out there who actually believe this nonsense. It's like saying every single southerner sleeps with his sister.

Guys I found the horse-fucker.

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