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Posted by FluxWaveZ

I'm surprised there was no mention at all of EVO 2012 on the latest Bombcast, so I'm glad it'll be discussed on 8-4. Also interested in hearing the Persona region lock discussion.

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Posted by NTM

What is this? Another podcast or something?

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Posted by TadThuggish

@NTM said:

What is this? Another podcast or something?

Nope.

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Posted by mracoon

Didn't even realise it's been two weeks since the last podcast.

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Posted by Hailinel

@NTM said:

What is this? Another podcast or something?

Not sure if serious.

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Posted by Anwar

Gamespot Spoilercast and now this. Get my podcasting on today.

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Posted by Smokey_Earhole

@Eight-Four Play said:

Ouya, Gaikai, Blooblah, Hodfarg and more.

Now you're just making words up.

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Edited by NTM

@Hailinel: I'm serious, I've never listened to it. I never cared to though. I was just wondering what it was. Then again, I guess I could just listen to it and see. My Eyes are Wide Shit though. Ha ha. Ughhh.

Edit - whoops. That didn't work out...

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Posted by Hailinel
@NTM

@Hailinel: I'm serious, I've never listened to it. I never cared to though. I was just wondering what it was. Then again, I guess I could just listen to it and see. My Eyes are Wide Shit though. Ha ha. Ughhh.

Edit - whoops. That didn't work out...

Giant Bomb has been hosting 8-4 Play for several months now.
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Posted by Death_Burnout

I thought the 'oh yeah' joke was mine :(

OF COURSE IT WASN'T IT'S TOO EASY

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Posted by mnzy
@NTM said:

What is this? Another podcast or something?

It's only for Ham Operators.
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Posted by VicRattlehead

@NTM: its a dancecast about dancing

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Posted by nickux

cvxfreak is starting sound a lot like the Resident Evillllllll voice. Always glad when he's on.

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Posted by NTM

@Hailinel said:

@NTM

@Hailinel: I'm serious, I've never listened to it. I never cared to though. I was just wondering what it was. Then again, I guess I could just listen to it and see. My Eyes are Wide Shit though. Ha ha. Ughhh.

Edit - whoops. That didn't work out...

Giant Bomb has been hosting 8-4 Play for several months now.

I know, and like I said, I just never cared to listen to it.

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Posted by csx009

gigaflops

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Posted by sixpin

Hey, Rob is on here. I know that guy. What a weird surprise.

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Posted by buckybit
ComicCon matchup nobody missed at EVO. Also, Dude in picture.
ComicCon matchup nobody missed at EVO. Also, Dude in picture.
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Posted by FLStyle

@FluxWaveZ: <Rant> Like I keep telling people, with the exception of Brad and Starcraft events, the Giant Bomb staff won't talk about competitive gaming events, they won't even acknowledge that they exist. Only after they've been to it will they talk about it, which in Jeff's defence he almost did this year (according to the last 5 minutes of the Wreckateer QLEX - http://www.giantbomb.com/quick-look-ex-wreckateer/17-6321/). Even Drew who was in the chat watching Marvel last weekend for an hour didn't bring it up during his first bombcast in who knows how long. </Rant>

Wooo new Eight-Four, let''s do this!

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Posted by TheHT

Yaaaaaaaaaaaayy. I came to the sad realization a few days ago that this podcast is every other week. But this is the week, so yaaaaaayy.

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Posted by mrpandaman

I love how they say like they'll go another 10 min then go another 30 min or so. Also the podcast seemed a little more relaxed and tangential which made for a bit more energetic and fun podcast.

It's crazy how Korea just came in and surprised everyone at EVO this year. It's always better for the scene when new competition drops in as it provides a higher bar of competition.

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Posted by FluxWaveZ

@FLStyle: But they talked about EVO at least a little bit last year, didn't they? Or wait, maybe that was 3 years ago...

But yeah, I was surprised even Drew didn't mention it when he was in the chat with us watching some of it. Guess they just don't care about it, like you said.

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Posted by FLStyle

@FluxWaveZ: I honestly don't know:

  • Maybe like the 8-4 guys they had guys constantly saying, "You guy's don't know what you're talking about" and they got sick of it.
  • Maybe they're down on video games compared to their fresh faced 2009 selves when Giant Bomb was first finding its footing.
  • Maybe they bought into the sensationalistic articles of the Cross Assault incident and don't want to talk Fighting Game Community.
  • Maybe if they talked about the other EVOs they'd just be repeating themselves so they're waiting on Jeff going for something more to talk about.

I like to think it's the last one, but you'd have to ask them to be sure.

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Posted by Chango

Yeahhhhhhhhhh

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Posted by MeatSim

That Resident Evil 6 demo also left a bad taste in my mouth. I hope it was just a poorly put together demo.

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Posted by mnzy
@FLStyle said:

@FluxWaveZ: I honestly don't know:

  • Maybe like the 8-4 guys they had guys constantly saying, "You guy's don't know what you're talking about" and they got sick of it.
  • Maybe they're down on video games compared to their fresh faced 2009 selves when Giant Bomb was first finding its footing.
  • Maybe they bought into the sensationalistic articles of the Cross Assault incident and don't want to talk Fighting Game Community.
  • Maybe if they talked about the other EVOs they'd just be repeating themselves so they're waiting on Jeff going for something more to talk about.

I like to think it's the last one, but you'd have to ask them to be sure.

Jeff said he didn't watch any EVO this weekend. That's probably the main reason...
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Posted by FLStyle

@mnzy: The above reasons apply for why Jeff didn't watch it as well. It's like general summaries (Read: guesses) of their attitudes towards it.

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Posted by Davin

I clicked on this because of the power of Macho Man compelled me to.

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Posted by Draxyle

Great podcast! Couldn't have opened with a more appropriate song either.

The Atlus thing is definitely weird. I can't imagine it being worth it considering the inevitable backlash they're getting. The people who love Atlus are the kind of people who would commonly import the niche titles from Japan in the first place. Of course they would resent the very idea of region locking.

They were open and honest about their reasons though, unlike any other publisher tasked with the same concerns. Unfortunatly, it's Europe who gets screwed out of this deal as usual. Atlus really aught to open an EU branch.

Here's hoping this sets no precedent either way.

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Posted by Scrumdidlyumptious

Short one this week =(

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Posted by Enns

Loved the Monster Hunter talk. GB staff hates it, so it's nice to hear more about the up coming game.

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Posted by FuzzYLemoN

@mnzy said:

@NTM said:

What is this? Another podcast or something?

It's only for Ham Operators.

It's just UVB-76 for three hours.

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Posted by sweaty_betty

nobody like this....

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Posted by chasechasechase

Does anyone know what the close-out song was? Before Macho Man.

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Edited by Kosayn

Enjoyed the OUYA talk - It's a very exciting development. In a proper world, we don't build our computers and then set all sorts of arbitrary limits on what they can do for us.

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Posted by ComradeKhan

I've had that exact picture of Randy Savage as my avatar for over a year and then it shows up here right after I changed it two days ago... wierd.

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Posted by sprsk

@chasechasechase: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncP4FDLyKaY From the PC version of spelunky.

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Posted by chasechasechase
@sprsk

@chasechasechase: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncP4FDLyKaY From the PC version of spelunky.

Thanks Justin!
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Posted by ShenaniganZ

sooooo im kinda put off on how much they dislike microsoft.....am i the only one?

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Edited by Tennmuerti

100-200ms is very noticable for gaming. First person shooters (onlince obv.) 200 is pretty much the glass ceiling after which not only is the latency noticable it is in fact detrimental to how well you even perform. And these are games that have been on trying to minimise the impact of latency for years and years. Get past 300 and even MMO's can suffer. Anything requiring twitch reflexes will feel slightly less responsive at 100-200 (fighting games for example)

This shpiel that 100-200ms feels the same as playing on your own machine is nonsense (sorry to be harsh) them's the ropes. A. it is nowhere near LCD response time (8-16ms). B. it is an additional fifth of a second to the existing resopnse time of the hardware. Something under a 100 can maybe squeeze by as feeling the same. Ultimately however it is how far you are from the server and the nodes you have to go through (a lot of people in motropolitan areas can enjoy an under 50ms latecny to nearby servers)

Without fancy compression you would need at least a 4gigabit for a smooth 720p stream (which is why the compression tech is so important). However compression degrades image quality inevitably. And any connection hiccups or interupts will screw you over. And then you also get into regions where people have internet download caps.

Onlive had the same pitch. It's essentially trying to sell an always online (drm) gameplay very similar to what Diablo 3 does in terms of playing restrictions, only adding to that the outide processing needs and huge internet video traffic.

Certain people can get some use out of such systems, but it's so far a niche. It will however be interesting to see just how Sony uses it with or to help their existing digital infrastructure.

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Posted by IrrelevantJohn

@ShenaniganZ: Just remember they do work in Japan...

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Posted by dropabombonit

Good to hear some EVO talk on this podcast. GET HYPE!

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Edited by ShenaniganZ

@IrrelevantJohn said:

@ShenaniganZ: Just remember they do work in Japan...

yeah i know. I feel like because they work in japan its very cliche or stereotypical that they would feel that way.

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Posted by mrfluke

i gotta say, jj has grown on me, before in the earlier episodes, really didnt like jj, but now jj is pretty awesome,

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Posted by 2plus2equals5
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Dayyyyy bow bow, uuuuhhhhhhhhhh.

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Posted by Chango

I really wish they would name the music they play in the show-notes, as they do play some fantastic music and I would very much like to own it.

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Posted by SJSchmidt93

@Chango said:

I really wish they would name the music they play in the show-notes, as they do play some fantastic music and I would very much like to own it.

They do... but a week later.

http://8-4.jp/blog/?lang=en

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Posted by dr_mantas
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Posted by amardilo

Oh Yeeeeaaaahhhh!

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Edited by FreedomTown

These 'gaming competition' events are retarded, why is this podcast even on GB, it is bad, very bad. No humor, annoying gamer girl, mediocre typical gaming podcast.

That is all. Stay tuned for further angry posts.

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Edited by sickVisionz

Another good podcast. They are at their best when Mark is away. They keep saying how awesome of a host he is but I think they've been fooled into thinking that dominating the conversation and saying fuck every 4 seconds = host of the year.

Hiroko, Alex, and Rob were pretty good. I hope the last two come back more often, especially Rob. He and Brad are like the only southerners I've ever heard associated with the gaming industry.

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