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Posted by patrickklepek

(Yes, we're aware Kirk's video is weird. He had to chime in on an iPad, and it was basically a live GIF.)

Edited by Morningstar

Cool stuff. Will download it and watch after I finish the game.

Posted by Excast

Hey Patrick, why is Kirk's video so weird? It's like he is on an iPad or something. It's basically a GIF.

PS. Is Justin smoking pot in the beginning of the video?

Posted by Aiasdair

@morningstar: That is a great idea. I thought I would have to remember to fish this out when I'm done with the game. Thanks for the tip

Edited by MildMolasses

is Justin getting blazed the whole time?

Edited by Tennmuerti

@excast said:

PS. Is Justin smoking pot in the beginning of the video?

It's probably a hookah. Basically flavored tobacco filtered through water.

Edited by adoggz

yo excast, you wouldn't know whats up with the Kirk would you? he looks like some kind of animated jpg, is the Kirk using a tablet or something?

Posted by weslash

shit i thought this was gonna be something good :(

Posted by Scrawnto

@excast said:

PS. Is Justin smoking pot in the beginning of the video?

It's probably a hookah. Basically flavored tobacco filtered through water.

It could be an electronic cigarette. The one my mom has looks sort of like that. He mentioned he was using one of those on the Tobacco episode of the history of medicine podcast, Sawbones, which he does with his wife.

Edited by Ghost_Cat

RoboGif Kirk is a good Kirk.

Also, this was a GREAT interview. So many subjects/topics were covered for one game (hell, sounds so crazy that I might have to get it after all).

Edited by bunkerbuster05

You guys are silly. It's an electronic cigarette.

Posted by Aiasdair

@morningstar: That is a great idea. I thought I would have to remember to fish this out when I'm done with the game. Thanks for the tip

Edited by Tennmuerti

@scrawnto said:

@tennmuerti said:

@excast said:

PS. Is Justin smoking pot in the beginning of the video?

It's probably a hookah. Basically flavored tobacco filtered through water.

It could be an electronic cigarette. The one my mom has looks sort of like that. He mentioned he was using one of those on the Tobacco episode of the history of medicine podcast, Sawbones, which he does with his wife.

Yea that's a good possibility too. And now that I re watched the opening bit that's seems like the most likely case.

Just the way he was holding it made me instantly think of a hookah.

EDIT: yea at 22 mins he takes it out on screen and you're right it's an e-cigarette.

Posted by brianb722

@tennmuerti:

Looks to me like he's drinking out of a drink out of a straw.

Edited by JackSukeru

When I saw this I was at first disappointed that I hadn't played the game and wouldn't be able to watch it, but then I remembered I wasn't going to play the game anyway so I shouldn't care about having it spoiled.

Let's do this!

Posted by Cashewual

I flippin' love Justin and all the Mcelroys.

Posted by Jayzz

@excast said:

PS. Is Justin smoking pot in the beginning of the video?

It's probably a hookah. Basically flavored tobacco filtered through water.

you cant fool us, Justin Mcelroy

Posted by Nodima

Hookah does give you a VERY limited purview of what being stoned is like, though. Suddenly the whole Justin McElroy world view makes a little more sense.

Edited by Christoffer

I will listen to this even if Justin isn't an expert and his advice should never be followed. Also, I haven't played the game, but I don't think I will, so I'll go right ahead.

Posted by jarowdowsky

Does look a bit like mine and thought I saw a whiff of the water vapor at one point. If anyone is considering trying them out, fucking excellent. You're still getting the nicotine but all the other downsides go away and it's helped me cut back a LOT -

Oh and loved the spoiler cast, great stuff. If I could be allowed one recommendation, as a personal request, don't jump cut back and forth when someone is laughing or quickly responding in a conversation. Really breaks the flow because of how quickly you're jumping.

However I guess that's maybe being done automatically by the capture? If it is can you build in like a .5 second delay to avoid the rapid cuts?

Hell, just a personal preference though and again, great work @patrickklepek :)

Posted by BrandonPckrfn

God, I would give so much monies to see Justin come work at GB. He is one of my favorite people ever.

Posted by vikingdeath1

My resume has only one thing.

Videogame Expert.

Posted by patrickklepek

Oh and loved the spoiler cast, great stuff. If I could be allowed one recommendation, as a personal request, don't jump cut back and forth when someone is laughing or quickly responding in a conversation. Really breaks the flow because of how quickly you're jumping.

I wish Google+ had more video controls. Apparently YouTube Live does, but we don't have access to that.

Posted by jarowdowsky
Posted by development

This is awesommmeeeee

Edited by cloudymusic

I managed to catch most of this yesterday while it was being recorded (thanks Google+ notifications!), I feel like a cheater.

Posted by rmanthorp

Couldn't watch this fast enough. This is FANTASTIC! I can't push enough for more spoilercasts!! (Rev3's spoiled games is amazing as well) Like, I play videogames to completion and I'd like to know what peoples thoughts are unchained, especially when it comes to a game with a important story and that is happening more and more these days.

Fantastic Work, @patrickklepek @alex Kirk and of course the amazing McElroy brother. <33

GIVEMEMOREE :D

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Posted by Korolev

Good that he's using an e-cigarette. Ideally, no smoking at all would be best, but an e-cigarette is far, far, far, far healthier than tobacco cigarettes. Nicotine isn't harmless, but out of all the things in a tobacco cigarette, it is the least harmful substance (if you don't count the addiction, that is).

Posted by tr00matt

I actually really loved Beyond Two Souls because I got pretty immersed in it, but I would agree that the story felt really disjointed. There is definitely a lot to like though. Some of the dumb storytelling is honestly no different that a lot of what's on tv or in film these days. I feel like it's kind of forgivable, although I wish it were better. I guess that's what I'd say about Beyond, "I wish it were better."

Posted by justinmcelroy

For those asking, it's a Vamo V3 with a Mini Vivi Nova tank. I believe I was using Halo's Belgian Cocoa flavor at the time, if that knowledge in some way enhances your enjoyment of the video.

LYLAS,

Justin

Edited by mbdoeden

@justinmcelroy said:

For those asking, it's a Vamo V3 with a Mini Vivi Nova tank. I believe I was using Halo's Belgian Cocoa flavor at the time, if that knowledge in some way enhances your enjoyment of the video.

LYLAS,

Justin

Actually, it's pretty cool seeing someone else use an e-cig considering when I'm seen smoking mine I live with "What the fuck is that?" and/or "Why don't you just smoke?"

Huh, so it does enhance my enjoyment of the video. Odd.

On topic, I honestly feel like you could replace every mention of "David Cage" with "Hideo Kojima" in this video and it wouldn't be out of place. Specifically the points about needing an editor, co-writer, or just a goddamn "is this ok, y/n?" guy.

Posted by jsnyder82

@nodima: Uh, I'm just assuming you've never been stoned before, because hookah won't do it.

Posted by EndlessMike

MBMBAM

Posted by dr_mantas

If I haven't played the game but spoiled myself the story because I will never buy it on PS3, and it won't come out on PC, is this worth listening to?

Edited by bkbroiler

Wait a minute, JUSTIN IS A SMOKER? MY WORLD VIEW IS SHATTERED. Can't wait to listen to this. Great line-up!

Posted by SomeJerk

Kinda lost for words, in a great way. Thank you Patrick, despite working separate from the other folks and offices you make these miracles. Games Journalism 3.0 maybe? I've only got love for this stuff.

Posted by MeatSim

Never plan on playing this game, so yea I will watch this.

Edited by Tennmuerti

I'm kinda surprised (but not really) that the Witcher series was never brought up, as imo it's the current pinnacle of narrative choice.

Posted by Tennmuerti

If I haven't played the game but spoiled myself the story because I will never buy it on PS3, and it won't come out on PC, is this worth listening to?

Yep, it's an interesting listen because of the different personalities and thoughts flying around. Worked really well imo, better then a lot of other talks of this spoiler format do.

Posted by Mandrewgora

ohh guess i should beat this before watching.

Posted by yeah_write

Justin, Kirk, Patrick, Alex! Some of my favorite games writing personalities in one video. This is like when Amy Poehler or Will Ferrell come back for a skit on SNL. Awesome. Thanks for wrangling this together @patrickklepek

Also, nice to see how many others in the GB community listen to MBMBAM. That podcast is freaking hilarious.

Edited by spiketail

@dr_mantas said:

If I haven't played the game but spoiled myself the story because I will never buy it on PS3, and it won't come out on PC, is this worth listening to?

Yep, it's an interesting listen because of the different personalities and thoughts flying around. Worked really well imo, better then a lot of other talks of this spoiler format do.

Second opinion: Do you care enough to have it spoiled? In the same boat; not having a PS3, doubt it'll come out on PC and probably won't buy it if it did, but the fact that Patrick wrangled some interesting folk to discuss it makes it interesting. Half-listened to this while playing some Deathspank: ToV and I thought it sounded interesting enough that I should listen to it without the distractions.

@patrickklepek: Thanks for putting this up! Hope more like it eventually happens on whatever games that get covered.

Edited by ToTheNines

If you think the story was dumb in Heavy Rain it's NOTHING compared to Indigo Prophecy (Fahrenheit) holy shit that story was dumb.

Posted by teenmother

Beyond was worse than Heavy Rain, honestly. It felt really tame compared to the insane shit that happened in HR, but the ending was great.

Alex looks good though.

Posted by OmniscientCajun

... I don't know how to frame my response to this video (similar to how I feel about the game). I love that you, Patrick, corralled the Wolf and others and put it together - difficult often, to get a cohesive, generous discussion without people in the same room. It did feel more critique than spoilercast though.

Semantic nomenclature aside, I enjoyed hearing what most of the parties had to say (I did feel that some spoke much while saying very little). Out of what was said, I tend to fall somewhere around Alex's opinion on the game, my feelings probably more favorable than his overall though.

My distaste for certain parties aside, I'm glad I listened - it refreshed my feelings on the game a bit, solidified some opinions, made me rethink others. A lot of time was devoted to ripping on David Cage, but then again, you kind of have to a little, with such auteurship at work in his projects. Would like to see more content in this vein going forward!

Edited by Anjon

Hasn't "the ghost is your twin!" been a twist in quite a few prominent horror films? I know at least, and I think that was a remake of another one. I want to say it was "The Uninvited", but I'm not sure. I just remember thinking it was kind of clever at the time, which made me think it's use in Beyond was a cheap ripoff.

Edit: Found it! It was The Unborn.

Posted by LegendaryChopChop

My personal GOTY of 2013. Thanks for putting this up.

Edited by Quantical

I wish GB would just kidnap Justin and force him to be part of it all.

(by all I mean GB obviously)

Posted by Ehker

I just finished this game in the morning. Good timing. :D

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