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Posted by dudeglove

Is the bombast skipping for anyone else? Maybe I should re download?

iTunes version is borked.

Posted by MATATAT

I'm glad Jason I'm not the only one who doesn't like the Uncharted series. Same with Last of Us, I enjoyed the story much more than I enjoyed Uncharted, but just the gameplay I just think is so boring.

Posted by micemoney

WMAC Masters came on after the Mega Man cartoon on saturday morning -- right after the Fox Kids saturday morning line up. Was always super stoked when it came on and dreamed of owning that goddamn belt with those medallion things. "The Machine" aka Hakim Alston went on to appear in the first Mortal Kombat movie as "that one black dude that fought Liu Kang in Mortal Kombat". Surprised that didn't get mentioned.

Fuck man..Fox Kids was bout dat lyfe.

Posted by Humanity

@bisonhero: I can't really speak for those bands because I don't know them. This isn't some sort of slight against them either, I just don't really listen to a lot of "rock" music anymore and when I did it used to be bands that would now be considered classic rock I guess. I'm sure My Chemical Romance has some more guitar heavy sounding songs. The Black Keys I do know and they have some good old school sounding solos that are going to be plenty of fun to play I bet.

Posted by Jedted

Damn, this brings back memories. I remember the stories being not great but the fighting was AWESOME.

Posted by BisonHero

@humanity said:

@bisonhero: I can't really speak for those bands because I don't know them. This isn't some sort of slight against them either, I just don't really listen to a lot of "rock" music anymore and when I did it used to be bands that would now be considered classic rock I guess. I'm sure My Chemical Romance has some more guitar heavy sounding songs. The Black Keys I do know and they have some good old school sounding solos that are going to be plenty of fun to play I bet.

So I'll admit, this song was actually reasonably fun to play:

But boy, those lyrics. And a lot of their other stuff is just kinda dumb. They're far from my first choice for a Guitar Hero/Rock Band game.

Anyway, I guess they don't have to bother mentioning as many rock acts from the 60s-90s in this Guitar Hero announcement, because frankly the older teens/20-something/30-somethings who have already messed around with the GH or Rock Band series probably already know whether they're in or they're out for another guitar game, so maybe the marketing team is basically ignoring them. And they seem more like the age range that would care about those artists.

So maybe they're just really trying to entice the like 6-18-year-old demographic with the most current artists they possibly can so they can try to widen the appeal of this new game a little bit or something.

Posted by DryvBy

One of the best ones I've listened to. Great job!

Posted by Bezerker85

Not sure if the guys read all the comments, but if you all are in need of GC mics for MP6 & 7, Gamestop sells them for 25 cents each and the Fruitville Station store in Oakland (13 miles from the office) has at least 3 of them for sale.

Posted by AlphaZro

Is it me or does Jeff sound more and more like a Hermit? That whole movie theater thing is weird...kinda makes me wonder how happy would he be if everything was available day and date online so he would not have to leave the house anymore.

Posted by divergence

Is this who/what Riff Raff is, essentially?

I've never heard of RIff Raff until this podcast and I'm pretty sure you are 100% correct.

Posted by Please_Love_Me

Every time micro-transactions are mentioned Brad sounds like Nicholas Cage in 8MM.

Posted by Jedted

@alphazro: I think he just doesn't like people that much. I don't know, maybe it's something to do with getting older.

Posted by LegendaryChopChop

So, who's trying the OK Cupid lines?

Posted by BisonHero

@bezerker85 said:

Not sure if the guys read all the comments, but if you all are in need of GC mics for MP6 & 7, Gamestop sells them for 25 cents each and the Fruitville Station store in Oakland (13 miles from the office) has at least 3 of them for sale.

My friend, I think you have yourself a golden opportunity to send the GB guys a relatively inexpensive Giant Bomb Mailbag.

Edited by allodude

Technically Skrillex used to be in a band. Does that mean he's a musician? Is your mouth, an instrument?

Posted by Dussck

@ottoman673: yea he beat Bloodborne by asking the viewers what to do every step of the way. That's what I mean by not really playing a game like most people do, it's just to get it off his list of "games to finish" as soon as possible so he could play GTA5 on PC and MKX.

Same thing happened to Alien Isolation here, some games just need time and patience and are not fit for completing in one sitting. That's why they like Shadow of Mordor and Ubi games.

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Posted by metalliccookies

No Drew makes me sad :(

Posted by tikimorpher

I know hes said its gross before but Jeff finally getting indignant about microtransactions in games because it happened to a franchise that he cares about is wonky to me.

Posted by mems1224

@alphazro: how is he a hermit? Movie theaters fucking suck.

Edited by Slang_N_Bang

I just go to theaters at the earliest showing, then there's no kids and the tickets are way cheaper. Theaters for me still beat a big ass TV by a significant margin.

Posted by ViciousAnchovy
Posted by Dancio

@munkyau: Yes, had the same problem with mine, some precious seconds were lost here and there :-(

Posted by ripelivejam

There's only times nowadays where the movie is a big enough spectacle that i want to see it in a theater, like Interstellar (still kick myself for not seeing that in proper imax)

Edited by idkicarus

On the topic of phrases, anyone else notice how many sentences Dan ends with "or whatever"?

Posted by Novis

I think this Bombcast is telling me to burn an orphanage down.

Posted by Mr_Creeper

"POPS and CLICKS."

Dammit, I love the Bombcast.

Posted by dbene

I just go to theaters at the earliest showing, then there's no kids and the tickets are way cheaper. Theaters for me still beat a big ass TV by a significant margin.

yeah plus the fact that you are getting to see the movie early.

Posted by dbene

I think it's wild how many people beat games like Bloodbourne this quickly after the game has released. I play and beat a ton of games, but I play more on a rotations basis and usually the earliest I might defeat a game after release is at minimum 3weeks or a month. I am shocked at how many gamers beat a 60 hour game in like a week.

Posted by Nymbel

That Ryan from Dublin seems like an asshole!

Posted by BBOYS2231

I completely forgot about WMAC Masters! I loved that show. I had some of the action figures. I had this rock 'em ,sock 'em robot type thing where you could fight with other people.

Posted by adirtyburger

When Jeff said "Well he's engaged and look at you". I wish Drew would have walked in the door to ask if he was his mom again.

Posted by Robopengy

Brad doesn't have time for movies or most games. What EXACTLY does he DO all day?

Posted by Please_Love_Me

I know hes said its gross before but Jeff finally getting indignant about microtransactions in games because it happened to a franchise that he cares about is wonky to me.

He's exactly the same way with remakes or sequels to classic games that he likes but is super dismissive about ones he doesn't care about.

Edited by OtterChaos

Whooo my email was read on the podcast, it was the one asking about Jason and his path to giantbomb. Weird feeling to hear it.

Posted by doomsder

You guys need to stop recording these podcasts on Audacity and start using an actual DAW. The fuck happened lol.

Posted by TheSquarePear

Brad doesn't have time for movies or most games. What EXACTLY does he DO all day?

Play DOTA

Posted by MasterBrief

Anyone else get the audio jumbled around at points? At first I thought it was intentional to edit out a name or something but then it happened a few more times and it didn't make sense.

Posted by NoodleUnit

TONY HAWK MOTHERFUCKING FIVE

Posted by Duke_Ferris

Just a small correction: Bruce Lee's daughter (and the host of WMAC) was named Shannon Lee, not Linda. Linda was Bruce's wife and Shannon's mother. I only know this because I went to high school in Los Angeles with the Lee's.

Posted by golguin

@brad said:

@somejerk said:

Reminder that Bloodborne trophy stats are freaking amazing to look at. Absolutely unexpected amounts of people have conquered a boatload of bosses and gotten into the final half/third of the game, along with over a million sales in ten days it bodes very well for the future.

Just F the Frenzy mechanic boosting with Insight to degrees of instagib bullshit, and the bosses who seemingly script themselves into NG+8 mode.

(and BB boosted sales like a mofo around the world, especially in Japan.)

Didn't realize insight made frenzy worse. I'm pushing 60 insight at this point, probably why I hated Nightmare of Mensis so goddamn much. Still haven't found anything worth spending insight on though.

If you dive deeper in the Chalice Dungeons you'll start to use your Insight to buy stuff. Use it to buy Chalice materials, items geared towards PVP, and Chalice exclusive clothes. The depth 5 Chalice Dungeons have the extremely powerful gems that people want for PVP.

Edited by DrJota

Moon Pajamas!!!

Posted by Nights

Really, Dan? I've never heard a more ignorant approach to music than what just spewed out of your mouth. Yes, people who create electronic music are musicians. I hate Skrillex, but love electronic music and just because they compose and produce their music via a computer doesn't mean they're not musicians. "They don't rip guitars like all of the bands from the 70s and 80s that I like so how can they be artists?" You sound like a dinosaur.

Definition: A musician (or instrumentalist) is a person who plays a musical instrument or is musically talented, or one who composes, conducts, or performs music. Musicians can specialize in any musical style, and some musicians play in a variety of different styles

Posted by Jake5253

about the Bloodborne talk.. I hate to be that guy, but the Nightmare of Mensis area is honestly one of the best areas. I loved the castle environment, the minibosses, and the tough brain dudes.The "frenzy glow" in the initial area can be avoided by running and using the giant ass rocks as cover. The boss at the end of that level is also one of the best in the game.

Posted by ThankYouGiantBomb

@masterbrief: Yup, I'm hearing it too. And it seems like a lot of people are hearing it.

Edited by dr_mantas

Domhnall Gleeson was great in Frank and Ex Machina.

In fact I recommend people see Ex Machina, which is a really smart Sci-fi film.