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Posted by carpe_dmt

For once I'm in complete agreement with Dan. He's playing this game the same way I do; I know all the characters and their moves, and specials, but I'm still mashing the buttons to do them with complete disregard. I'd probably be worse at the game if I tried to press buttons precisely when I wanted the attack to commence. Instead it's all, "OKAY he's doing the uppy-swipey-spin slashey move, now start mashing the buttons for the smashy-axe-to-head throw combo"

Edited by shodan2020

Lizardman!!! More Lizardmaaaaannnn!

Seung Mi Na and Yoshimitsu, FTW. :) This totally reminds me of my college days. The Dreamcast was a sizable chunk of those memories.

Posted by snow_blind

I'm surprised no one harvested this tidbit yet:

Posted by alwaysbebombing

Jason's quips against Dan were great.

Posted by Jack_Lafayette

"Rocky sucks." - Dan Ryckert, traitor to America

Edited by noizy

Next Encyclopedia Bombastica confirmed. Super Street Fighter 2: Jason's Revenge. CC @unastrike

Edited by Veektarius

I played a whole bunch of this game in college, too, but I bet I only have muscle memory for Siegfried, Mitsurugi and Taki.

It's a shame the series has fallen out of favor with the revival of 2d fighters, which I never enjoyed all that much. That said, sequelizing fighting series is hard, especially if you aren't very good with the story modes.

Posted by MB

Is the voice audio just slightly out of sync for anyone else on this video? Had the same problem with this week's UPF.

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Posted by Zabant

Jason Saltfarmer

Posted by SpaceCouncil

I hope this spawns a fighting game tournament in the office

Posted by CorporalGregg

I think Dan has time messed up. 99 to 03 in the dorms? I'm the same age as Dan so he would have graduated high school in 02...

Edited by shatteringlast

I really want to challenge Dan in this 8v8 random thing.

Posted by jasewescott

any chance of a MvC2 Bombastica?

Posted by Renz0r

\o/ team Jason!

Posted by heatDrive88

That was fucking insufferable to watch.

Posted by Kingpk

Dan doing Curly noises is the best.

Posted by Mayor_McCheese

Dan is playing Voldo correctly.

Posted by Marblez3
Posted by Genfuyung

We need more features with Jason.

Posted by Ascara89

Felt for Jason playing with a hyper competitive Dan. Was still great to watch it though

Posted by Mechanized

Jason was so mad early in the video. lol

He had a nice comeback though.

Posted by dudeglove

good god

Posted by Rejizzle

Lizardman!

Posted by fwitness

@kapelan: It's not so much hate as much as it's "not a good fit." I think he's an amazing guy, and dammit if he hasn't achieved what he wants out of life, and will likely to continue to. Hell, I'd be proud if I could achieve my goals the way he does.

It's just not something I personally enjoy watching. I think Jeff put it best when he said that if someone declares they hate pickles, that doesn't mean they are saying the pickles are objectively bad. It just means it's not something for them. The cool thing about Jeff was that he then went on a funny rant about how pickles actually are indeed objectively bad. :) That's a good way to address things that are interesting, and make it fun as well.

Posted by ebinBraveheart

@marblez3 said:

@ebinbraveheart: You must play games with odd friends.

Odd for busting each others balls? That's kinda typical male friendship behavior all around the world. But if you prefer getting treated with silk gloves, more power to you I guess.

Posted by BoundfortheFloor

7 minutes in and I'm out

You're a better man then I. Could only made it six minutes.

Posted by sccdemir

@snow_blind: Hahaha I just came in here to ask someone to turn that part in to a gif. I love you. That's going on my hard drive.

Posted by fwitness

@noizy: Yes! Someone start a poll or something! SF2 Jason Vs Everyone.

Posted by csl316

We need more features with Jason.

Although I agree because Jason's super great, his infrequent appearances make each one feel like a special event.

Edited by paulunga

Yes! That's EXACTLY how I wanted this to start. I spent way too much time in that cutscene editor myself. XD

Edit: I could probably still beat them with Kilik. I kept remembering all kinds of good moves while Jason was playing with him. f + X, X, X for example. Or maybe it was f, f + X. Something like that.

Posted by Undeadpool

This is like watching a man fight his mirror-world opposite.

I ADORE this.

Posted by Tblockkiller

Dan is so hard to watch in this video.

Posted by TechnoSyndrome

Maybe it's Dan's fault but this looks just as shitty as every other Soul Calibur.

Posted by elflaconeri

Jason really must have been rusty, 8 minutes of pain before we see his first sidestep.

Edited by DanielDannyDan

you can tell jason and dan have worked together for a long time, this is hilarious

Edited by august

@danryckert Since you joined the site I've been meaning to ask you to do a Soul Calibur quick look and also for you to replace all the characters in the intro with Lizardman. Because that's what I always did.

So this is amazing.

Edited by Xeirus

@foomanfat said:

I've never had friends that do this. I guess I'm part of a weird group of people that don't think it is fun/funny to annoy other people. Different strokes, I suppose.

It's called friendly banter. You dudes need to chill.

Posted by Sweetz

I enjoyed this a lot, thanks Dan and Jason!

Posted by Debigulator

no spawn no sale

Edited by ebinBraveheart

@foomanfat said:

I've never had friends that do this. I guess I'm part of a weird group of people that don't think it is fun/funny to annoy other people. Different strokes, I suppose.

Hey man, I'm not saying there's anything wrong or weird with that at all. I just hope people wouldn't attack Dan for behavior that is completely typical and encouraged between close friends (in some circles anyway).

Posted by KurlBurl

Lizardman.

Edited by flasaltine

Can't you guys tell Dan was just fucking around?

Posted by Bagel

This video is great. Would love to see more Jason+Dan content. It helps that Soul Calibur is probably the best fighting game series!

Edited by Acornactivist

Dan's tendency towards the annoying and (seemingly) unprofessional used to bug the crap out of me. But he is unabashedly himself, and that's exactly what I love about Giant Bomb, and always have. GB is rooted in the personality of it's people, and Dan is NOTHING if not personality.

Also, it's become pretty clear over time that, as goofy and incomprehensible as he can be, he is great at what he does, and he knows what he's doing.

I love Dan as part of the Giant Bomb crew! YAH DAN.

Also, I also love Jason's frequency of on screen appearances. We get a fair amount of "pop in" from him as the voice of God, but then when his face shows up it's always exciting.

Posted by Krathoon

I did not realize you could edit the intro sequence.

Edited by foomanfat

@ebinbraveheart: No worries, man. I understand they're fast friends and have a certain dynamic. It's just, from my outside point of view, it can seem aggressively one-sided and get kind of uncomfortable to watch, especially since I don't recall anyone else in the office being that way.

It's all hugs from over here, though. No beef intended to any of y'all. :)

Posted by danryckert

@corporalgregg: I was still playing it when I was in the dorms in 02/03.

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