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Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

@shortbreadtom: I will say it look nice, other than that it was just another "man protects child that is immune to the disease" story.

Posted by avantegardener

Dan, you Sir are winning me over.

Posted by EchoEcho

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.

That's not strictly true. Blizzard was up front about the fact that Hearthstone was not going to be a digital version of the original WoW TCG, but an entirely new game. It borrows some of the basic concepts from the physical TCG, but the two don't play identically.

Edited by Chicken008

Good show this week. I love Dan's stories.

Posted by Bill_P

So much shilling, yet so good. This John Drake guy could do well in PR.

Posted by stryker1121

At the 40 minute mark and this ep is very much Drake heavy, to my discontent. I know people like him but I'm not a fan - his smarmy PR-ness rubs me wrong.

Posted by DedBeet

Like Drew said: Dan Ryckert, never change.

Posted by AMyggen
Posted by Bistromath

Drake is the voice of reason and aspartame.

Posted by FoxMulder

Oh man, John Drake is the best. He needs to be on every month to call out Dan on his collective shit from the past month!

Posted by stryker1121

@amyggen said:

@stryker1121: It only gets better from there.

Better as in less Drake? Actually switched off the stream to listen to some music as I work.

Posted by AMyggen
Posted by PolygonSlayer

Them saying there is a backward compatibility problem with PS1 and PS2 games surely is just a way for them to make you pay premium for those titles through a streaming rental service. The PS4 can easily emulate PS1 and I would argue also PS2 games. The fact that they are saying they will offer streaming of those consoles in the first place is evidence enough that they have working emulators (also obviously PS1 being fully software emulated on PS3, PSP and Vita) to be able to stream them out, it's not like they got a rack of old consoles streaming feeds out to people.
If they offer PS1 and PS2 games on that live stream, but don't offer people to just run them locally through a disc (or download) I'm calling bullshit on this whole thing.
It doesn't really affect me personally since I still got those old consoles, but I think it's a pretty shitty thing if they don't offer local emulation.

Posted by Syndrom

Drake is one cool guest. Enjoy all content he is in. Also i love the addition of Dan to the team, he is great.

Posted by roughneck117

Patrick is great, Dan is great, Alex is great and Drake is great. The rest of them though, not really feeling it. Wish the bombcast was made of those four and and not the other four.

Posted by dvdwalker8

Another hilarious episode. Dan's stories are the best and always bring a big dumb smile to my face. He knows who he is, what he likes, and what makes him happy and that is awesome. He certainly brings joy to my life with the way he is so I say he's pretty great.

Drake is always fun to listen to as well. Sounds like he will still be traveling quite a bit though. I wish PS4 had something coming out this year that made me want to buy one before a Xbox One but it doesn't. I'm looking forward to Sunset Overdrive on One in October and will get a couple other multiplatform games for that console in the Fall.

Glad to see Dan enjoyed Apes and Guardians of the Galaxy. Wonder if he'll see Turtles since he's the same age as I am and would totally have been able to watch the cartoon at the time. I haven't eaten Taco Bell in years. I don't trust the local store and I have three better options for Mexican food in my area.

Thanks for the laughs, guys.

Edited by CyleMoore

These just keep on getting better and better.

Posted by Antsmifff

I love Dan. Never change!

Posted by Entreri10

Love the back and forth between Drake and Dan in this episode., still waiting for him to show up in NY for a surprise Vinnyvania

Edited by bakonon

If Drake were on every Bombcast, just to call Dan out on his life at every turn, I would think Dan a worthy addition. Without Drake being the voice of reason and the others just letting the Dan-isms slide, it's a little stomach churning.

Posted by Mr_Creeper
Posted by RVonE

@johndrake's recounting of the adventures of Matt Kessler (@mattbodega) makes me more and more convinced that Matt should really come home to Giant Bomb.

Posted by superslidetail

#CansecoVsRyckert14

Posted by Sydlanel

I feel John Drake's struggle. And I don't say that lightly.
Too bad his pleas for reason will go unlistened.

Posted by AMyggen
Posted by soulcake

If i was Dan i punched snarky Drake right in the nose or made a kickstarter / harmonix pun but is just Dan, to cool to care. Dan is amazing addition to the bomb crew. ( why all this fake hate towards ''the new guy'')

Posted by bluefoxxy

I'd LOOOOVE to use this Squarespace you speak of Brad, but I don't know of any URL to put in to give y'all credit.

Posted by raiz265

jesus christ who is that person

Posted by monkeystick

@raiz265 said:

jesus christ who is that person

Our lord and savior!

Posted by Droop

Dan is a wonderful specimen of the human race.

Posted by lokilaufey

Another hilarious episode. Dan's stories are the best and always bring a big dumb smile to my face. He knows who he is, what he likes, and what makes him happy and that is awesome. He certainly brings joy to my life with the way he is so I say he's pretty great.

I am highly entertained by the people who get SO MAD at Dan for being what he is. I wonder if it's his comfort with his stupidity (that he is well aware of) that annoy people so much? Like, I WISH I was this okay with my dumb choices to be able to look back at them and go: "Wow that was actually really funny let's tell these stories on videos and podcasts that hundreds of people will hear."

@vitefish: I actually plan on using Squarespace and have recommended Stamps.com to multiple people because of the podcast. The ads genuinely make me laugh and it makes me remember the advertised much better.

Edited by Bill_P

@sydlanel: Yeah he made a really good fist of it, but came pretty close at times to being mean. It's really hard to be the one to give someone else a shake-up without hurting their feelings too much. Dan's a nice guy, his passion and enthusiasm are greatly appreciated, but there's no reason why he couldn't learn to be more aware of his fellow human beings.

Posted by theanticitizen

I nearly choked when John called Japanese pogs "manko", which is a pretty dirty word in Japanese

Edited by Dan_CiTi

>Taco Bell

>Remotely anything but barely average to awful

There's a local place here called Mighty Taco that is not very good, but it is basically a good version of Taco Bell.

Also the glasses thing.....

Mind blowing...........................................................oh my god. Unbelievable. It's almost like he didn't know that fake glasses exist. Imagine glasses with glass like a window!!

Posted by Ford_Dent

Man I absolutely love Dan's presence on the podcast now, and the back and forth between him and Drake was funny and all-round excellent.

I hope all future ads are Brad and Drew discussing their plans to overthrow Jeff. A worthy successor to Small Businessman.

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Posted by Ztime2112

My God Dan is the greatest thing to happen to the world. Don't stop.

Posted by Efesell

@dan_citi said:

>Taco Bell

>Remotely anything but barely average to awful

There's a local place here called Mighty Taco that is not very good, but it is basically a good version of Taco Bell.

Also the glasses thing.....

Mind blowing...........................................................oh my god. Unbelievable. It's almost like he didn't know that fake glasses exist. Imagine glasses with glass like a window!!

I probably did not know that fake glasses were a thing in 1st grade.

I probably tried to do lots of things that would cause real lasting harm also.

Posted by TheMasterDS

For the documentaries for 3 games I'm thinking... Donkey Kong Country, Diddy Kong Racing and Conker's Bad Fur Day. All had pretty interesting backgrounds we don't really know enough about. DKC was a pioneer, a contemporary of Toy Story. Diddy Kong Racing only became what it was because Nintendo had a Holiday window with no games scheduled for it so an off beat racing project had to become a holiday hit. Conker is a crazy thing to come out a Nintendo second party, how that happened would be neat to see.

I'd be also interested in Banjo-Kazooie because Stop N Swap and It's Mr Pants because it was being developed during the buyout as DK Coconut Crackers and the decision to put the website's mascot in it was odd.

Edited by Vod_Crack

Dan Ryckert is so fucking stupid; he's great.

Posted by Beinhart

This Weeks Podcast maked me laugh so hard just perfect and man I like Dan more from Week to Week he seems like a good honest Guy that fits great in the Bombsquad . Also nice to see Drake around ,hope it happens often now and last but not least as much as im loving Jeff ,Brad seems the right Host as long as he grows a little more Balls ;) thx Guys

Posted by Homelessbird

@danfess: Yeah, too bad there's no way to end this nightmare of fun and exciting content now

Guess we'll just have to live with it

Posted by onarum

oh my god, Dan's glasses story just killed me, god damn I couldn't stop laughing, and at the same time I just want to bitch slap him for eternity for how stupid what he did was, being someone that had to use stupid glasses since I was 10...

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Posted by sub_o

For the documentaries for 3 games I'm thinking... Donkey Kong Country, Diddy Kong Racing and Conker's Bad Fur Day. All had pretty interesting backgrounds we don't really know enough about. DKC was a pioneer, a contemporary of Toy Story. Diddy Kong Racing only became what it was because Nintendo had a Holiday window with no games scheduled for it so an off beat racing project had to become a holiday hit. Conker is a crazy thing to come out a Nintendo second party, how that happened would be neat to see.

I'd be also interested in Banjo-Kazooie because Stop N Swap and It's Mr Pants because it was being developed during the buyout as DK Coconut Crackers and the decision to put the website's mascot in it was odd.

Interesting.

For my choice of documentaries, I'd go for:

  • Last Guardian
  • Deadly Premonition
  • Resident Evil 4

Mainly I want to know how does the internal team handles multiple restart, changes in direction, and just plain weirdness.

Posted by flanker22

mainstream = casual

Posted by MakeWitheFunny

I'm pretty sure that someone from EA is listening to the bombcast, cus Wing Commander 3 just went free on Origin. :)

Edited by Murdoc_

Anyone get the feeling Jeff is going to come back and announce that he's moving to NY or something?

edit: Goddamnit, Dan. Can we get Drake on all the time, he needs to keep Dan in check.

Posted by xenolon

Goddammit, Dan.