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Posted by Coolarman

God Dan has some of the craziest stories i have ever heard.

Dude has clearly seen some shit

Posted by Strife777

You know, I didn't think it could get worse than the egg whites story, but this glasses business.... boy.

Dan sure is a character.

Posted by Yagami

Anyone know where I can watch that DOTA game Brad was talking about at 1h8mins in? Would love to watch!

Posted by AMyggen

Great podcast, Drake continues to be the best guest fourth chair for the podcast!

Posted by Beomoose

Oh god that ending.

Posted by LiquidPrince

Barkerville.ca? It has a Canadian domain?

Posted by sl1ppyfist

If at any point you take Dan Rykert's advice on food, you've fucked up.

Posted by burgavo

"I'm not a dork. I didn't go to magic tournaments, I went to pog tournament John" : Daniel Joseph Ryckert.

Great podcast Guys, good to hear fom the spectre of death John Drake again, although now I am starting to worry about random inexplicable deaths at Sony, you might want to keep that guy in the air as much as posible guys.

Posted by Mcfart

Square space so confident of bombcast marketing they don't need no tracking ids for them leads!

LOL

Posted by retsub101

I miss small business man. :(

Edited by hollitz

Dan: "You hear about it on TMZ."

Please don't watch or read TMZ, Dan. I can let the food stuff slide, but don't be a monster.

Posted by Savitry

oh god oh no Brad has deposed Jeff

Edited by ptys

I have concerns about the whole PlayStation enterprise considering they are hiring chuckle-heads like Adam Boyes, John Drake and Matt Kessler?.. It's like Kaz Hirai is a fan of the Bombcast or something, lol.

Edited by Blackout62

I, for one, welcome out new Brad/Drew overlords.

Also, between Soda Popinski's and Patxi's, with the arrival of Dan Ryckert all my favorite establishments are getting outed to the greater gaming public. If the bookstore on Van Ness gets known I will be pissed.

Posted by lun49gameon

Ohh my. The part where Dan talks about how drew convinced him to buy a savio vega machine /sausalito maker was just too much.

Edited by Schnoo

Dan finally got something right, transformers are stupid cartoon robots for little children.

Posted by hollitz

ALSO!

PS Plus misinformation.

All of the games are now available at the same time, at the start of the month. You literally have to visit the store once to download all the stuff. You actually don't even have to turn on the console to do it. You can log in online, add to cart, and then purchase your free games.

Posted by david_maurer

As far as a physical version of Hearthstone is concerned, Hearthstone is actually a digital version of the World of Warcraft card game that lasted from 2006-2013. It was cancelled so they could invest the money into Hearthstone.

Posted by bushlemon

How does Dan Ryckert exist?

Also this is the most I have laughed at a Bombcast in a fair while

Edited by Hassun

@mattbodega: Give us all the dirt! The beans! The works! The whole banana!

@danryckert's story about his eyes made me very sad.

Another great Bombcast, thanks to our regulars and of course John T. "T-1000" Drake.

Edited by Fattony12000
Posted by WooDooUK

Congratulations guys, you nailed it this week! Loved it.

Edited by 2HeadedNinja

This was fucking awesome! ... God, I love each and everyone of you!

[edit:] @johndrake Knowing you will be the germany makes me really sad I don't want go go to gamescom ... The opportunity to shake your hand (and give you a hug for this podcast) would be awesome :)

Posted by Shortbreadtom

Dan "I'm a Happy Fella" Ryckert

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Posted by AMyggen

@sccdemir said:

@shortbreadtom: Dan ''Brad :D Muir'' Ryckert

That reminds me, been a pretty long time since we've seen :D in some GB content. He needs to finish Massive Chalice so he can be on a Bombcast/UPF/whatever again!

Posted by Excast

We need to have a Fear Factor style eating competition between Dan Ryckert and Matt Kessler.

Posted by MooseyMcMan
Posted by Shortbreadtom

RE: Physical Hearthstone, I'd say probably not. There are too many token cards if anything, as well as cards that change minions to other stuff. You also have to remember the order of deathrattles, secrets etc in order of when you play them, and you have to remember that stuff over several turns. You add on top of that keeping track of buffs, debuffs, stat changes, temporary effects like freezing, and the random nature of a bunch of cards (can you imagine rolling 8 dice for avenging wrath?)... the point is, there's just enough stuff to be aware of and keep in mind that it would either be painfully slow, or it would need a bunch ancillary tokens or coins that I don't think it would be fun to play with physical cards.

Posted by SirOptimusPrime

RE: Physical Hearthstone, I'd say probably not. There are too many token cards if anything, as well as cards that change minions to other stuff. You also have to remember the order of deathrattles, secrets etc in order of when you play them, and you have to remember that stuff over several turns. You add on top of that keeping track of buffs, debuffs, stat changes, temporary effects like freezing, and the random nature of a bunch of cards (can you imagine rolling 8 dice for avenging wrath?)... the point is, there's just enough stuff to be aware of and keep in mind that it would either be painfully slow, or it would need a bunch ancillary tokens or coins that I don't think it would be fun to play with physical cards.

To be fair, Magic does almost all of this in a live setting easily (flip cards mimicking the change/choose cards, buffs and debuffs being measured in Magic with pen&paper), minus stuff like Avenging Wrath and Deadly Shot which could be just as easily solved if the max creature board was a nice die roll. Just as fair, that would make physical Hearthstone almost as hard as Magic which isn't the end goal of the game anyways.

Posted by CaLe

I did the same thing Dan did about the glasses!!!! I blame Clark Kent!!! I also pointed a laser directly into my eye and stared at it for like 10 seconds. I'm a real dumb ass.

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Posted by HS_Alpha_Wolf

Can we please get some Volcano Lair tshirts??? shutupandtakemymoney.gif

This 100%. I started the Bombcast on my way to work this morning and this was my thought exactly. If nothing else, can we get this as the member shirt for next year?!!

Posted by HS_Alpha_Wolf

@vitefish said:

I don't know how Giant Bomb continues to get ad revenue on these podcasts when their advertisements sound sarcastic as fuck.

Their ad reads are the reason I enjoy them so much, and I have used the offer codes on a couple of different items so far for this reason. I would much rather they continue doing their style rather than do a boring ad read like you get on other podcasts.

Posted by SomeJerk

Love this so much. Love having a guest there. So good.

Posted by Stamps1723

"What is this, Fear Factor?!" God, I love a Matt Kessler story.

Edited by sccdemir

@amyggen: Yes. He mostly does stuff on Idle Thumbs these days.

Edited by Roger_Klotz

Never change Dan.

Posted by Jensonb

@mattbodega: DOTA 2 better or worse than Path of Neo?

Also, I'm confused, I went to that Barkerville website they mentioned...That place is in Canada. Which I don't find surprising because it's a .ca...But they were acting like it was in California...I don't get it.

Posted by jetimus

"Taco Bell is still maybe the best food I've ever had"

Posted by pickledscoot

@jetlag: Was the mannequin show Today's Special? I remember that as well.

Posted by NoVisAnima

Regarding the Broken Age documentary, firstly you can go and watch that for $10. It is so exactly what Brad said he was looking for the episodes after part 1 came out have had the total sales and revenue of the game at the end. For the backers there have been 30min+ interviews with everyone on the team.

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Posted by reflex

@bushlemon: This is the best Bombcast I've listened to in quite awhile, Dan has been such an amazing addition.

Posted by MooseyMcMan

Also, I am 100% pro-well done steaks. Seriously.

Edited by EmuPrime

Oh man. Hashtag drakenessawaits? There would be so many confused Uncharted fans.

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

Ok I'm just going to say it: I fucking hate The Last of Us, it's so generic.

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Posted by barringgaffner

It's frustrating to me when people are bitching about Dan's opinions/eating habits/etc.. because it seems to me that MOST of the staff that work at Giant Bomb seem fairly uncultured in the traditional sense, as well as most of them having terrible taste in food. Isn't that some small part of why they make up an interesting bunch?

Drake.. you know what isn't fun to listening to? mean spirited poking fun at Dan. You know what IS fun to listen to? Dan's stories and opinions.

Posted by SuperJoe

drake dot believe