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Posted by WarOnHugs

Today I saw the Lang Zone, and it was glorious.

Posted by Daze

All we need is someone from the Northern Territory, South Aus and Tasmania to complete the Aussie picture, even if they don't really count.

Also you just know a mathematician is gonna call out the physicist in the next email.

Posted by BluPotato

The bombcast is becoming a mouthpiece for beefs in international relationships and amongst the scientific disciplines.

Posted by iragequit

This was one of the best Bombcasts in some time, thanks in no small part to Dave Lang.

Also, are we at the point where the emails are now just trolls trolling trolls? They make for some great conversations but I fully expect to hear Jeff read off an email that ends with 'I got in one little fight and my mom got scared.'

Posted by Nadril

Man, I miss a few bombcasts and come back to emails about phantom shitters, Australians, and Scientists with beef.

The fuck?

Posted by dekinblues

Oh snap. Is it just me or did GB/Jeff remove a piece of this. Could have sworn there was an extra Dave Lang story when I listened to this Tuesday. A pertinent one...maybe it'll be back tomorrow?

Posted by SharkMan

oh my goodness! that manager poop story made me laugh so hard i had no air in my lungs anymore and choke.

Edited by Bistromath

The Lang Zone is real.

Posted by Suits

Might as well call the last section 'beef mails'

Posted by CharAznable

Dave Lang dropping science during this podcast. Great stuff.

Posted by Christoffer

This was a great one, 'nuff said

Posted by Drakir

Lets hunt down that T-shirt guy! :)

Posted by TheKing

Fuck Windjammers! Give me Shenmue 3 on PS4! Suck a dick Lang!

Shenmue crazy for life!!!!

Posted by heatDrive88

How the hell did the emails section get so fucking heinously amazing all the sudden over the past few weeks?

Edited by BisonHero

Brad is craaaazy if he thinks a faux-Symphony of the Night Kickstarter would be even more successful than a faux-Mega Man Kickstarter. Craaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaazy. SotN is very much a cult classic that there aren't a ton of English copies of, and is far more obscure than Mega Man.

Also, glad Jeff called Brad out for thinking that "Heroes of the Storm skins make the characters unrecognizable" when Dota and League have the exact same problem.

Posted by kerse

I'll never understand saying that summoning is cheapening the experience of the game when it comes to the Souls games. I usually play through them by myself the first time, but playing these games with people is a ton of fun and I pretty much play NG+ and any new characters I make exclusively summoning people, its just a ton of fun.

Posted by paulunga

Vlad from Romania? Seriously?

Posted by Hayt

Good to hear from Patrick "Ostensibly Groaning Into The Mic" Klepek again.

Posted by Roy42

I hate to seem like I'm piling on here, but I agree with a lot of what's been said here. I stopped listening to the Bombcast for several months (before all of the summer business) because I was increasingly sick of Patrick's dismissiveness and hyperbole, especially when it was paired with straight-up factual errors. I have no problem with disagreement, but something about Patrick's tendency to speak with an authoritative/dismissive tone about matters of opinion (and/or stuff he doesn't know a whole lot about) really gets under my skin. A little humility goes a long way for me.

Let's not pretend that Patrick is the only person at Giant Bomb to speak with an authoritative/dismissive tone about their opinion even when they know little to nothing at all about the subject at hand, of course.

Edited by kozmo7

Giant Bomb, I am loving the recent content being covered by these podcasts lately. Having these guests come in and talk inside baseball about their slice of knowledge in the gamming community is SUPER interesting. Thank you!

Posted by topgunmv

Kind of getting tired of the Australia/flip flop emails.

Posted by fisk0

On this whole "why would they go with flipflops or go barefoot when every animal is out there to kill you" thing, the pictures I've seen of Australia's rich wildlife are spiders hiding inside things, like toilet rolls, cups and all kinds of stuff. I'd probably feel safer going barefoot or at least using footwear which I can clearly see there's nothing venomous inside than putting my foot inside a shoe at that point.

Edited by mrfluke

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Patrick shooting on Peacewalker made me groan. He has no clue what he is talking about.

It's a part of the MGS HD Collection. He has no excuse not to familiarize himself with this gem of a game.

Everyone should. HIs impression that it was "monster hunter like" just goes to show how little he knows about the game at the same time he is dusting it off as being irrelevant.

It's simply not indie or weird enough, man. If it was a browser game it might get a fair shot on "Worth" Playing.

I have to admit that part made me groan as well. As much as Patrick likes to champion keeping an open mind about gaming, he's incredibly dismissive about anything relating to Metal Gear in such a heavy handed and ignorant way it makes me wonder if he has an evil twin or something. It's jarring to see a guy that promotes experimentation and novel game design be so incredibly down on a beloved franchise simply because he doesn't care for it. I guess I shouldn't care that someone doesn't like a thing that I like, but man it does kinda sting - especially since Peacewalker was one of a few really worthwhile titles to own on the PSP.

I've never said this before, normally I like what Patrick Klepek does, but he sounds kinda bit self-centered and self-indulgent in this podcast, dismissing many things as if he's always right. But again, maybe because he hasn't been in the podcast for quite sometime, or maybe it's just the Lang zone that's distorting everything.

I wanna keep an open mind. However, if this goes on, it might be the beginning where I stop listening to bombcast, or start skipping them. And I really hate to say this, I hope that maybe I'm just not in good mood (but I'm in good mood right now), or maybe Patrick just want to vent out something.

Always be introspective and be a better person, okay!

I hate to seem like I'm piling on here, but I agree with a lot of what's been said here. I stopped listening to the Bombcast for several months (before all of the summer business) because I was increasingly sick of Patrick's dismissiveness and hyperbole, especially when it was paired with straight-up factual errors. I have no problem with disagreement, but something about Patrick's tendency to speak with an authoritative/dismissive tone about matters of opinion (and/or stuff he doesn't know a whole lot about) really gets under my skin. A little humility goes a long way for me.

Agreed, I've felt this way many times. And it's one of the reasons why I've never quite taken to his contribution to the podcast and other features on the site.

joining the crowd it seems, yea, stuff like exactly what all you all are talking about is why the only patrick content i take in, is worth reading, and worth playing, His hyperbole and dismissiveness when hes ready irritates me to no end, hence why i havent watched bombin the am in months.

Edited by krabboss

@roy42 said:

@grantheaslip said:

I hate to seem like I'm piling on here, but I agree with a lot of what's been said here. I stopped listening to the Bombcast for several months (before all of the summer business) because I was increasingly sick of Patrick's dismissiveness and hyperbole, especially when it was paired with straight-up factual errors. I have no problem with disagreement, but something about Patrick's tendency to speak with an authoritative/dismissive tone about matters of opinion (and/or stuff he doesn't know a whole lot about) really gets under my skin. A little humility goes a long way for me.

Let's not pretend that Patrick is the only person at Giant Bomb to speak with an authoritative/dismissive tone about their opinion even when they know little to nothing at all about the subject at hand, of course.

Yep. The shit everybody is complaining about Patrick doing is done by every other GB member except Vinny and Drew. Patrick is not even close to the worst when it comes to speaking out his ass about things he doesn't understand.

Honestly not sure why everybody is crying a fucking river because he said the game wasn't played in the US because it was geared to a Japanese audience. It totally WAS geared to a Japanese audience. It's a co-op game. The story is barely there and what's there isn't very good.

Posted by ripelivejam

so patrick is the devil and vinny is infallible, as always. oh how i missed comments on bombcasts with patrick in them.

Edited by valeo

Lang is a lot better when he isn't full crazy and only a little crazy.

Posted by davidh219

The ads are SO funny, omg.

Posted by WolfHazard

Patricks sucks Vinny rules. Where are my up votes?

Posted by Minalear

Wonder what it would take to get Pepsi Man into Divekick...

Posted by MrKlorox

Sounds like Vinny listens to a lot of improv4humans. His "guy in the background" character reminds me of Matt Besser's. Like a whisper-yelling dumb Kermit the Frog.

Posted by darkest4

The world needs Dave Lang to have a weekly podcast. He has a great sense of humor and has awesome stories. Plus he provides the perspective of a big shot asshole we don't get to hear often.