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Posted by madlands

how is dan not dead yet

Posted by divergence

you definitely have to listen to this one all the way to the end. Dan, I'm speechless. Sure, the incidents may have been spread pretty far apart but 4 months ago seems pretty recent. :) lol geez

Posted by GiantLizardKing

@dweezilx said:

Taco Kentucky Hut. THE BEST

We call it Kentaco Hut around these parts.

Posted by Xel

Wasn't Jeff's favourite MGS game MGS3? What made him switch to MGS2?

Posted by TotalHell

I love Dan, but Papa John's is awful garbage.

Posted by Homelessbird
Posted by Homelessbird

@sydlanel said:

You guys are tremor noobs (yes, c'mon, under 7 it's a tremor). Here in Chile, we get the real deal.

Honestly, 6.0 is like nothing around here, but guess you guys don't build for it either, so that explains how fatal a rather small quake can be around there.

Also, unless your house was built in a very specific way, standing in a doorway isn't the safest way to go. If it gets really bad, normally ducking under a sturdy table is best.

Also, I enjoy some MGS, and I have played all of them, but NO Dan. MGS has a dumb anime plot, comparable to something like Xenosaga (Xenosaga being the less bullshitty game). So much that between ZOE and MGS, Zone of Enders is Kojima's least anime game.

Also, MGS4 and Ground Zeroes went so far up their own tasteless asses that I'm actually questioning if I play MGS5.

The guys on the cast may not be experts, but trust me: we build for earthquakes in California. Trouble mostly arises from a) old buildings that aren't up to code and b) earthquakes that occur directly under things.

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@mooseymcman: But have you seen The Duellists?

Also MGS3 is by far the best Metal Gear game ever made.

@brad's Crazy Train solo voice changer sounds pretty damn amazing.

I do not think Dan Ryckert should be allowed to drink alcohol anymore...

WHAT THE FUCK AM I DOING!?Dan Ryckert

Posted by MooseyMcMan

@hassun: Nope! How many trucks are in it? Based on that description, I'm going to say none.

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I'll just leave this here: http://youtu.be/EQ8ViYIeH04

Posted by mortal_sb

@slindz said:

@fistfulofmetal said:

Dan's drunk stories aren't really funny to me... kinda sad actually :\

You take life too seriously then

getting blackout drunk and not remembering shit isn't really funny. the results (gifts, sink) may be, but other than that.. if your goal is to get "blackout drunk", then you have an alcohol problem.

Posted by L33T_HAXOR

@darthender said:

The greatest story in video games is Planescape: Torment.

This.

Metal Gear had a pretty good story until the end of MGS2 where it jumped the shark, like ten times over.

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@homelessbird: Yeah I assumed, I was mostly joking.. (not about the intensity though, we get tremors over 6 on a monthly basis)

@mortal_sb said:

@slindz said:

@fistfulofmetal said:

Dan's drunk stories aren't really funny to me... kinda sad actually :\

You take life too seriously then

getting blackout drunk and not remembering shit isn't really funny. the results (gifts, sink) may be, but other than that.. if your goal is to get "blackout drunk", then you have an alcohol problem.

Hmm yeah I kind of force myself to wonder if Dan is just saying it for shock value, or just for laughs, and maybe I am a bit serious with that topic. But yeah, I find it a but sad and depressing... even if it's he's playing a character I find somewhat annoying.

Jeff's story though... really? made some dude drink piss?

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MGS2 redeemed the franchise for Jeff????

Are you fucking kidding me???

The ending wasn't a "brilliant mind-fuck" it was pathetically incoherent garbage.

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Posted by clockwork5

Dan!! Hearing that your folks met at the Red Balloon made my week. That is amazing!

Posted by mrsmiley

@slindz said:

@fistfulofmetal said:

Dan's drunk stories aren't really funny to me... kinda sad actually :\

You take life too seriously then

getting blackout drunk and not remembering shit isn't really funny. the results (gifts, sink) may be, but other than that.. if your goal is to get "blackout drunk", then you have an alcohol problem.

Yeah I'm with you. I once almost dated a girl up until she said she enjoys getting so drunk she doesn't remember who she had sex with the night before. People like that have issues. That sucks. I hope Dan can find fulfillment in something other than alcohol. :/

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@tinygrasshopper:

ebay did buy Skype, but they accidentally didn't buy the technology that Skype ran on. Then Microsoft bought the whole thing and reengineered it so the NSA could spy on it properly.

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My goodness Dan. Please tell me you're drinking a lot less these days. The only people I know to get that drunk have some really fucked up problems in their lives yet you appear to have had such an incredible career with loving family and friends to support you. Stop smoking while you're at it. I want you to live as long as possible ya loveable idiot because you are awesome. Freaking game journalists, bunch of alcoholics. The Ryckert stories continue to be a highlight in this ever expanding podcasting empire. The music makes me want to call it the Ryckert Rampage.

Metal Gear Solid games are just 'goofy'. All I know is I love those games because of the story and characters. Game play is kind of uneven and inconsistent in every single one of them though they always manage to throw in some really crazy new mechanics for the sake of being crazy and that's another one of those things I love. Some cool side content as well. I'm with Dan and Brad, those games are all great. They make me want to give a big ol' thumbs up to video games in general. Thanks for the podcast every week.

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Moe as fuck.

Posted by Homelessbird

@sydlanel: Oh yeah. You Chileans have crazy quakes. Californians like to act all weathered about the shaking of the earth, but we're wussies compared to you folks.

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BEST HIRE EVER

Posted by artofwar420

DAN U SO MOE.

Posted by Murdoc_
@mezmero said:

My goodness Dan. Please tell me you're drinking a lot less these days. The only people I know to get that drunk have some really fucked up problems in their lives yet you appear to have had such an incredible career with loving family and friends to support you. Stop smoking while you're at it. I want you to live as long as possible ya loveable idiot because you are awesome. Freaking game journalists, bunch of alcoholics.

Seriously? I hope this was made as a joke. However you want to live your life is super cool, but a lot of people live their lives quite a bit different. Have you ever been to SF or any major city in america? Smoking and drinking are a way of life and has nothing to do with "fucked up problems". I come from a small town, so I get it, most people who do drink are depressed as hell, so maybe that's where you're coming from.

But smoking, drinking, even recreational drug use is a social aspect in SF and has nothing to do with problems in someones lives.

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The Giant Bombcast: Sorry Dad

Posted by Oi_Blimey

Metal Gear is anime. Sorry Dan.

Posted by rabbithearted

You know, since Dan came to GB he seemed like a fun dude to get really drunk with.

I no longer think that. I would not want to be peed on.

Posted by Murdoc_

"Hulu Plus: Pay us to watch advertisements"

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@murdoc_: I doubt everybody in San Francisco are drinking until they unconsciously pee on presents they bought for their families. I never said Dan should stop drinking. I just think for a dude as cool as he is some moderation could save him some unwanted grief. It's not some inhumane or uncivil thing to suggest that people maybe try avoiding getting blackout drunk around their loved ones.

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Posted by kantrip

Nope. I'm out. Kinda getting Dan'd out with the silly stories and such.

Posted by MalekMouzon

Fantastic episode....although I really have to pee now.

Posted by Milkman

"Metal Gear Solid is the best story in the history of video games."

Posted by Fitzgerald

UUUUGGGGGHHHHHHH.

Jeff likes Diablo 3 and Metal Gear Solid 2.

You're hilarious Jeff, but sometimes you're just so damn wrong! Dan and Brad's points about mgs3's well-written story were spot on. Conversely, MGS2 has a story that is BULLSHIT from this line onward: [spoiler]I live on, through this ARM![/spoiler]

Guess good story writing is just something Jeff doesn't care about.

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Posted by EmuPrime

Only other game I can think of that used the analog buttons was Zone of the Enders. I remember one of the subweapons fired a spread shot that was more concentrated the harder you pushed. Really didn't make much of a difference.

Posted by Jesus_Phish

"Car bombs are delicious". Man, that sounds so fucked up to me.

Edited by ThePickle

"take this mister eyeballs"

"crazy eyeball man"

also Smash Bros is the best fighting game around gerstmann. just because it doesn't require a PhD in ridiculous button combinations to play doesn't mean it's not a fighting game.

Edited by Chance_S

Was driving when I fished the podcast. What was the website for the survey we are supposed to do?

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@slindz said:

@fistfulofmetal said:

Dan's drunk stories aren't really funny to me... kinda sad actually :\

You take life too seriously then

getting blackout drunk and not remembering shit isn't really funny. the results (gifts, sink) may be, but other than that.. if your goal is to get "blackout drunk", then you have an alcohol problem.

When it's someone else getting that drunk, it's funny as shit. Plus, people need to stop being so judgemental.

Posted by MeatSim

Drunk Dan pees on peoples stuff, sober Jeff makes people drink pee.

Edited by Patman99

I used to think that Jeff's stories would never be topped but Dan has proved me wrong. Dan, you are great.

Posted by Moonshadow101

"...Adjunkticater..."

"Adjudicator?"

"Sure."

Every podcast it's a wonderful journey of Dan learning English.

Posted by Milkman

Getting black out drunk doesn't make you an alcoholic. These comments are ridiculous.

Posted by billyok

I enjoy how Dan says "Just three!" like that's a low number.

Posted by paulunga

The greatest story in any game? Plancescape Torment.

Posted by DallyDoll

I love that Dan is our Kansas ambassador. KenTacoHut is very real. There's one right by my house!

Posted by Robopengy

If you're going down the more sponsors root, stay away from Lootcrate! I heard about them from another podcast and they ended up being super lame!

Posted by Murdoc_

@mezmero: I defended him without hearing the story, I retract my defense.

Also, while we're at it, stop eating Taco Bell, Dan.

Bring back John Drake, I think he might be able to help.

Posted by jackburtonme

That Dan theme music!

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First Metal Gear Solid, then Half-Life. Jeff is killing me. MGS AND HALF-LIFE FOR LYFE.

Posted by AMyggen

If you're going down the more sponsors root, stay away from Lootcrate! I heard about them from another podcast and they ended up being super lame!

Heh, I remember Idle Thumbs having a bunch of ads for that shit some time ago.

Jeff's little story about his comment about wanting Tekken for the Dreamcast getting lost in translation in Japan, and him believing the misinformation when it got back to him, was pretty amazing.