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Posted by billnyethesciencepie

*FLEX

Posted by picklecannon

WOOT BOMBCAST

Edited by MordeaniisChaos

WOOT! 
 
I have to say, I wish these guys would pick games that they have all experienced to some extent. And I also think that just because its called an "add on" that doesn't mean it has to add to the core story, mythos, or whatever else. The core product shouldn't have any effect. The category is the best add on, which means a piece of content that adds to the product not the experience. I think that if your finished with a game, you want nothing more of it, and then you think the DLC for that is better than the game that you STILL WANT TO PLAY, then that is a significant point. And Jeff's comment that most users will have beaten the game was kind of out of line. It may be true, but that doesn't matter. It's the quality of the add on that is in question, not how tired of the core game you may or may not be. 
It's pretty clear that everyone thinks Shadow Broker is better because they enjoy Mass Effect more, and they completely ignore the point of the category. It's about the ADD ON, not the experience around the add on. It feels like they just defaulted to Minerva. I mean, if you want to get into the outside experience of a game, you could argue that Shadow Broker is just more of the same reason I really really really hated what Bioware did to Mass Effect in ME2. More focus on the generic combat (shooting), and stripped down story (a bunch of filler and some really concentrated great story), and less on the great things about the first game, like a feeling of progress, and feeling like what you do in one place has more than an information effect. Mass Effect is a competent shooter, but in a market SATURATED in FAR better games, if you take it with a grain of salt, its not enough to really consider either game good enough from a gameplay perspective to even factor that in. But that stuff isn't important. It's the experience of the add on, not the experience of the game as influenced by the add on. That's not to say the new information and stuff isn't a part of it, but I'm saying that the fact that you get more isn't better than getting a better story. Bioware forgot how to make a story flow with ME2, they just cram that shit into a couple of small sections, and the rest is just filler, it's just characters. Which in a franchise that was founded on the opposite, then you take in the big picture and I think Shadow Broker just continues that crap.

Posted by boylie

Perfect timing! I have work to do, and nothing to listen to. *Puts on headphones*    

Posted by Doctorchimp

MORE ARGUMENTS I LOVE IT

Posted by ResidentGangster

Aww yeah, favorite time of the year!

Posted by Depth

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Posted by Indiana_Jenkins

I HEARD SOMEONE GETS PUNCHED IN THIS ONE!

Edited by buckybit

... can't wait 'til the download is finished - started streaming! :D 
 
... more mouthly sound effects! pew! peew!

Posted by Ghost_of_Perdition

It's here!

Posted by mm665

YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

Posted by Rincewind

Best looking game is Uncharted 2

Posted by misterpope

hooray for arguments

Posted by damswedon
WHY DO MUMMY AND DADDY KEEP ON FIGHTING!!!!
Posted by DeavonW

Where is my turbo-man doll??????
Posted by transience

best downloadable? Pac-Man vs. Super Meat Boy vs. Limbo could be a bloodbath on this podcast!
 
can't wait to listen.

Posted by buckybit
@damswedon said:
" WHY DO MUMMY AND DADDY KEEP ON FIGHTING!!!! "
hahaha :)
Posted by AllanIceman

These GOTY podcasts are the best thing about GB's coverage. Love hearing the process.

Posted by supercubedude

An hour of add on talk? Jesus fucking christ...

Posted by endless_void

Whoo!!!!!

Posted by LiK

Sex

Posted by OldManLight

Bombcast = work tolerable

Posted by UberExplodey

GEEEEAHHH

Posted by Droop

So much content!

Edited by Chawenger

Love it! 

Posted by Tesla
@OldManLight said:
" Bombcast = work tolerable "
Posted by Guyzea

SINBAD Vs ARNOLD

Posted by eloj

Yeaaaaah. LET THE WHINING COMMENCE!

Posted by Hailinel

Will the text and video winners match the podcast today? :P

Posted by L1B3RATION

awesome!

Posted by Fattony12000

Phew! Brad is fighting his corner something fierce!

Posted by Mystyr_E

Best Podcast Villain of 2010: Brad? 
 
man, he's really arguing for Minerva, isn't he?

Posted by mm665
@Fattony12000 said:
" Phew! Brad is fighting his corner something fierce! "
And i love every second of it.
Posted by KidA

I think I have to side with Brad about the DLC thing

Posted by benu302000

From this day forward Brad Shoemaker shall be known as "Stone-Wall Shoemaker."

Edited by damswedon

Haha Jeff just guessing the ending to Minerva's Den is great.

Posted by Brodehouse

Man, I'm surprised at how pedantic Brad is being.  Some of the arguments he makes in favor of his choice can be used against his choice itself.

Posted by Milkman

I love how Brad doesn't back down for shit. It's awesome.

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Edited by 234r2we232

Brad. You need to play BioShock 2.
 
Jeff, kinda strange to call a game bad that you gave 4 stars and had tons of positive bullet-points for... eh.

Posted by lokilaufey

Brad is damn stubborn. Jeeeeeeeeeesus.

Posted by Tapeworm

Brad is great at debating.  His diction and syntax are superb.  Very entertaining.

Edited by m0nk3y80y

Brad, you can totally kill the last Sasquatch in Undead Nightmare. I just finished it a couple days ago and I definitely put a bullet in that poor guy brainpan.  

Posted by Discorsi

Yes Brad had to do a lot of fighting but I found his arguments way better then day 1's. Although it is still pretty hard to hear them argue over games not all of them have played.

Posted by remixrunixlp

BRAD, SPEAK THIS MUCH DURING NORMAL PODCASTS! IT'S HILARIOUS.
 
JEFF VS. BRAD 2010 - GAME OVERRRRRRRR

Posted by GilbertMordinAndSullivan

Oh God I'm an hour in and this shit is heated.

Posted by AndyS

OK, I'm skipping a lot of this one because it's sounding full of spoilers on DLC I'm wanting to play in the neat future :(  Gah.  I want to play all three of these things, just haven't had time.

Posted by RuneseekerMireille

I'm disappointed about Vinny caving in about Shadow Broker. Having played both, I can say that I enjoyed SB more, and wished it had won. 

Posted by fluxbit
@Fattony12000: Brad's such a wallflower, normally... I'm amazed he's arguing so fiercely.  Moreover, I'm amazed he's going toe-to-toe with Jeff.
Posted by damswedon
@remixrunixlp said:
" BRAD, SPEAK THIS MUCH DURING NORMAL PODCASTS! IT'S HILARIOUS.  JEFF VS. BRAD 2010 - GAME OVERRRRRRRR "
Posted by Scribbly

Brad: I could've sworn that I killed that sasquatch.