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Edited by ripelivejam

@matatat: does it matter if the ads are as hilarious as this? :D

Posted by Milkman

Super glad to hear that Brad turned the corner on Last of Us. I'm going to assume that he's is going to like it even more after he finishes it. I think the whole "the gameplay is horrible!" is a really overblown. Maybe I'm just more forgiving of this stuff but we've seen these kind of complaints about Infinite and Last of Us this year, I just really don't get it at all. I'm not sure how you (and this is a general "you") can complain about the gameplay of those games and then praise games like Brothers and Gone Home (two games I like a whole lot).

My taste in games and Jeff's seem to be further away than ever before as he just seems like to be down on almost everything this year. It's been a weird year though, obviously, so I can't say I blame him too much, considering.

Posted by Giraffeking

Is it just me or does Squarespace and Stamps.com sponser like every podcast? I was also waiting for an onnit ad after

Posted by Flappy

Nothin' like a bombcast to go with my pizza!

Posted by narcosis219

As awesome as that ad was, I thought premium membership meant I don't have to put up with ads?

Edited by SatelliteOfLove

"I'm not a wizard, and that is NOT fucked up!"

Posted by SerHulse

As awesome as that ad was, I thought premium membership meant I don't have to put up with ads?

You don't.

Posted by RonnieBarzel

Even though I've started to become used to the new lineup, I would be lying if I said hearing the GOTY podcasts later this month won't make me miss Ryan all over again. His voice of moderation really guided those discussions in years past.

Edited by subliminal_kid

Get that fedgov largess!

Posted by Bishop113

I played through The Last of Us first on Survivor and I absolutely hated the game. The story wasn't impressive either because of the repetition in the gameplay.

Posted by Smallville123

I'm a premium member but I actually like the ad version of the bombcast better. Is that weird??

Posted by wrecks

The Last of Us is 2013's Red Dead Redemption.

Posted by Max_Cherry

"Pump Up The Volume" is fucking 23 years old already.

Posted by Perkunas

@brad My Bloody Valentine's new album m b v was recorded in analog because Kevin Shields (the principal songwriter) believes it sounds better.

Posted by csl316

My dad's got a museum quality stamp collection so fuck Stamps.com but I'm still compelled to visit Stamps.coooooommm!!!!!

Posted by alexthebehemoth

Modern black metal/crust punk/generally odorous live show type bands have recently been distributing quite a few releases on cassette tape. Besides the nostalgia, it does compliment the typically lo-fi recordings with an analog warmth.

Yay, Tuesday.

Posted by SunnyKaram

I played through The Last of Us first on Survivor and I absolutely hated the game. The story wasn't impressive either because of the repetition in the gameplay.

You can't play The Last of Us on survivor till you've beaten the game once. Silly Xbot.

Edited by Phoenix87

I feel so bad for Vinny. He couldn't lock his door as a kid. WTF?

Posted by Bishop113

@sunnykaram: Which is why I played it after my sister beat it.

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Edited by VaddixBell

I kinda had the same feeling as Brad in terms of the gameplay. I wasn't all for the gameplay but after a while, I thought it was brilliant. One criticism the bombcrew commonly have about some games is that they give you all these systems and you don't use them or need them, whereas in TLOU, all these systems and weapons you need to use in normal and higher.

I think Jeff needs to stick with it and get accustomed to the gameplay a bit more and gets a bit more into it. After you get to Pittsburgh, it's phenomenal the rest of the way.

Posted by Milkman

@wrecks said:

The Last of Us is 2013's Red Dead Redemption.

Nah, Red Dead had to go up against Mass Effect 2. I have a feeling that Last of Us is going to end up winning it out this year because everyone seems to range from like to love on it besides Jeff and there's really no strong competition.

Posted by JackTheMaverick

Pretty sure Tom Scholz of Boston still records in analog. I've heard many stories about him being anti-CD and anti-digital, because of the pristine quality of an analog master recording being lost in the conversion.

And I'm not against ads delivered in the manner the Bombadeers deliver them.

Posted by INCSlayer

I think the ads are my favorite part about the podcasts now. I want ads every week.

QFT

Posted by mobius006

@wumbo3000 said:

I think the ads are my favorite part about the podcasts now. I want ads every week.

QFT

No I agree... #teampremium+ads

Posted by MJHAYLETT

@bishop113: No you didn't as you have to beat it on any difficulty first to unlock Survivor Difficulty

Posted by MikeLemmer

I approve of any ads that involves mailing heads.

Posted by Schlorgan

Speaking of Oscar bait: The Last of Us. Heyoooooo! Xp

Edited by Bishop113

@mjhaylett: Which again is why I played it after my sister finished it.

Edited by Chtasm

This week's sponsor is a bitch and a half to cancel. I don't recommend trying them at all.

Edited by Lurkero

How the heck is a website like Stamps.com making money? And I highly doubt that Giantbomb contains their target audience. Do that many people really buy more than one set of stamps a year? At least the Bombcast could make the advertisement enjoyable though.

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@milkman said:

@wrecks said:

The Last of Us is 2013's Red Dead Redemption.

Nah, Red Dead had to go up against Mass Effect 2. I have a feeling that Last of Us is going to end up winning it out this year because everyone seems to range from like to love on it besides Jeff and there's really no strong competition.

All I was really referencing is Jeff's indifference to contempt for a game that is pretty universally praised, same as RDR.

Posted by ildon

I think my dad had the same receiver Drew bought. I looked up a pic of it.

Edited by AngriGhandi

Saying the (free, optional) add-on of GTA Online should disqualify GTA V from being game of the year - even though GTA V is good enough to be game of the year without it - is like saying MGS4 couldn't have been anyone's game of the year in 2008 because of Metal Gear Online.

Or like saying a game with a fantastic 8-hour story mode is "too long" because it has a 500 wave horde mode.

It makes no sense! -Tell me how it makes any sense.

...

YOU CAN'T

(╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻

Edited by WeaponBoy

I'm so conflicted about these ads. I know I can listen to the premium version and avoid the ads, but they're kind of funny and I'm happy that GB can make some money off of the podcast.

They're also weirdly depressing. I think I'd just prefer if they were utterly awful marketting-shitlord extravaganza.

Edited by rangers517

I hope they choose TLOU for GOTY, but honestly, from listening to them talk about all these games, I feel like Bioshock Infinite was the game they all really liked and agreed on about how much they enjoyed it.

Posted by Hansolol

Russian Spanish? Romanian. Romance language in Eastern Europe. Boom.

Edited by hollitz

I didn't like Link to the Past so I have no nostalgia for it. But I did enjoy Link Between Worlds. Kind of surprised that Vinny isn't enjoying Tearaway more. Then again, I've seen him play Dark Souls and I know how he feels about nice things.

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Posted by arawk

Cue all the comments about people complaining about a 30sec ad...I absolutely hate ads but 1. this is hilarious and 2. The more money GB gets the better. /endrant

Now...gimme dat sweet bombcast...I need to laugh and look like an even more awkward gaijin on this train!

Posted by JammyJesus

I really hope the people that advertise with GB understand what they are going to get.

Posted by indieslaw

I kinda feel like stamps for physical mail is a weird fit for a tech/gaming podcast. I'm not sure who the target audience for stamps is exactly, but I'm not convinced that it's us.

Posted by ripelivejam
#followthemoney

Edited by bkbroiler

@wrecks said:

@milkman said:

@wrecks said:

The Last of Us is 2013's Red Dead Redemption.

Nah, Red Dead had to go up against Mass Effect 2. I have a feeling that Last of Us is going to end up winning it out this year because everyone seems to range from like to love on it besides Jeff and there's really no strong competition.

All I was really referencing is Jeff's indifference to contempt for a game that is pretty universally praised, same as RDR.

I agree with you. Sometimes that guy Jeff is a weirdo! Gotta love 'im, though!

Edited by Milkman

I kinda feel like stamps for physical mail is a weird fit for a tech/gaming podcast. I'm not sure who the target audience for stamps is exactly, but I'm not convinced that it's us.

Stamps.com advertises on just about every podcast. I don't think I've ever listened to a podcast that didn't at some point have a Stamps.com ad.

Edited by DougQuaid

I was looking for casual pizza, j/o session and stamps. This episode delivered.

Edited by MrKlorox

Sounds like Jeff's been listening to a lot of internet.com\search?q=ComedyBangBang

Posted by Party

Sigh. Is The Last of Us going to get the shaft during the GOTY discussions because of Jeff?

Posted by Orks

oh swass, what a great album.

Posted by BoringPat

Am I the only one who see a silhouette of a head of a man wearing a swiming cap in the header image? Have I gone crazy?