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Great bombcast. Danny is an absolute pleasure to listen to. Really courteous, well-spoken dude.

"Fleshy receptacle" sounds like the name of a piece of fruit in Pikmin.

Hot dang, you're right.

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Interesting reading all your sleep paralysis stories. I don't think I've ever had anything of quite that intensity, but I do get what my parents described as night terrors. It happened way more often when I was a little kid. I would get into this half dreaming state. As a kid it was a recurring waking dream of a giant metal ball rolling on a wooden track. It was accompanied by a sound quite similar to a grocery bag blowing in the wind. I would manage to make my way into my parents' room, at which point I would wake them up and babble on that it was "too fast, too fast." They eventually figured out good ways to deal with it, but the first few times it threw them for a loop.

I don't get that particular dream any more, but once or twice a year I'll get the same sort of waking dreams. It's never really sinister things, but it still feels very intrusive and I feel helpless to get out of it. I usually just moan and thrash around in bed, aware that these are dreams but lacking the presence of mind to get out of bed and shake it off. A few that I remember: a bunch of little people playing soccer on my bed, walls appearing that had the Xcom half shield/full shield cover icons on them, and most recently a bunch of simple 2D shapes trying to collect in my bed while I kicked at them. It sucks, but I'm glad they don't occur very often, and I'm lucky that I don't have anything quite as sinister as some of you guys have described.

Oh hey, also there's a game that they played. I think I'm a bit less negative on it than they were, but yeah, not something I'll be picking up. I like the design of the second monster that they encountered, I like the daughter's narrative, and boy the dad's voice acting is hilarious.

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Dan's voice is everywhere in this. While I fully agree with the removal of video reviews, his conversational style would have fit those well. And good on him for the cute screenshot captions.

Here's hoping that online play in particular is better for the Wii U version. Mario Kart had pretty good online, but a lot of lag was covered up by smoke and mirrors there. I get the feeling online play won't come anywhere near the local multiplayer experience this time around.

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A beautiful bunch of nonsense. Really impressed by everyone's work surrounding the PAX Rumble.

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I'm blanking, but wasn't there a game once that had boob physics toned down for the western localization? Don't get me wrong; I doubt that they'll do that for this even if it gets localized, but this reminded me of that.

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This video was incredible. Stardust is like pro wrestling's John Drake, and Steve Austin is a really strong speaker. Nice to have weird stuff like this on the site.

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I appreciate Dan taking a moment to set the brightness in the way that the game suggested. It's a small touch, but it's important for a horror game.

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Really cool video. I appreciate how open and in-depth Patrick was willing to get. Great work all around, folks.

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I might be ready to love a Mario Kart again. The Wii one left an awful taste in my mouth, but this looks neat! I'll probably grab it. Thanks for running this, Alex.

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"Jana's a professional Spelunky watcher."

You and me both, Jana. You and me both.