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Posted By LibrorumProhibitorum

@amyggen said:

@librorumprohibitorum said:

Like the Mario Party Party video, the video is going weirdly out of sync on HTML5 settings, and there's weird smearing every now and again.

I don't get any of that.

edit: Scratch that, I saw the smearing once. Not the sync issue though.

Got the smear a few times but wasn't paying enough attention to notice sync issues. I totally believe it though.

It's hard to notice sync issues here because it's pool and there are only so many sound cues to go off of, but it went way out of sync for me eventually!

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Posted By ninnyjams

@zabant said:

It's time for another episode of "In what way is Dan Ryckert grossly ignorant of the world outside of America!"

Also!

Today's episode features guest star Jeff "snucker" Gerstmann.

Let's not pretend Dan Ryckert understands anything in America, either.

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Posted By Godlyawesomeguy

I reeeaaaallly hate pool as a game. I also suck at it.

Those two sentiments could be related.

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Posted By ZHabermann

I'm sorry in America can you not pronounce "oo"?
It's not pronounced "u" it's two fucking Os
The hell is wrong with you?!
I expect better from you Giant Bomb!

IT'S NOT SNU-KER! IT'S SNOOKER

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Posted By ThatOneDudeNick

I have this in my cart right now. I'll watch this first...

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Posted By AMyggen

@chilibean_3 said:

@amyggen said:

@librorumprohibitorum said:

Like the Mario Party Party video, the video is going weirdly out of sync on HTML5 settings, and there's weird smearing every now and again.

I don't get any of that.

edit: Scratch that, I saw the smearing once. Not the sync issue though.

Got the smear a few times but wasn't paying enough attention to notice sync issues. I totally believe it though.

It's hard to notice sync issues here because it's pool and there are only so many sound cues to go off of, but it went way out of sync for me eventually!

I take your word for it! The site has had trouble with this with the auto uploads before, and they usually fix it with a manual upload the next day (today). Probably the same thing that happened here.

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Posted By frytup

I'm sorry in America can you not pronounce "oo"?

It's not pronounced "u" it's two fucking Os

The hell is wrong with you?!

I expect better from you Giant Bomb!

IT'S NOT SNU-KER! IT'S SNOOKER

Geez... see previous examples of numerous "oo" words not pronounced that way. Are you new to English spelling? It often makes very little phonetic sense.

Anyway... Dan is such a perfect example of middle America it makes me smile. Not dumb, just ignorant. And, yes, it explains quite a bit about our country.

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Posted By Corvak

Lunar Pool reference. This is a legit pool quick look.

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Posted By mbdoeden

@frytup said:

@zhabermann said:

I'm sorry in America can you not pronounce "oo"?

It's not pronounced "u" it's two fucking Os

The hell is wrong with you?!

I expect better from you Giant Bomb!

IT'S NOT SNU-KER! IT'S SNOOKER

Geez... see previous examples of numerous "oo" words not pronounced that way. Are you new to English spelling? It often makes very little phonetic sense.

Anyway... Dan is such a perfect example of middle America it makes me smile. Not dumb, just ignorant. And, yes, it explains quite a bit about our country.

As someone from "Middle America", this is a spot on description of Dan.

Also, I am genuinely entertained when UK people get all hussy about American pronunciations. It's such an inconsequential (and ultimately hypocritical) thing to complain about.

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Posted By Jesna

I'm sorry in America can you not pronounce "oo"?

It's not pronounced "u" it's two fucking Os

The hell is wrong with you?!

I expect better from you Giant Bomb!

IT'S NOT SNU-KER! IT'S SNOOKER

Hook. Look. Book. Took. Nook. Crook. Rook. Shook.

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Posted By MooseyMcMan

I'm glad this website now has a decent person who realizes that 9-ball is terrible and not the way to play billiards.

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Edited By YummyTreeSap

Yes, oo can be and often is pronounced /ʊ/ in any American dialect I know of, and I don't think it's terribly different for a lot of words in British English. I don't know anyone who would, for example, say the word foot with a /u/ sound (i.e. what you would hear in threw, too, spruce); it would always be more or less the /ʊ/ sound. But then there are variations even among American English speakers, even from the same area. I know some people who pronounce roof as /ruf/ and others who say /rʊf/, and then some who interchange between the two without even thinking about it.

English is weird, yo. While Jeff certainly has had some rather peculiar pronunciations in the past, this is hardly the affront any of you are making it out to be.

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Edited By Wikitoups

Dan is soooo right with doing better drunk when playing pool. I played pool last night with a couple of beers in me and I was playing much better than when I was playing sober!

Edit: also I wanna play this on pc!

Edit x2: DO A QUICK LOOK OF ACTUAL POOL!!!!

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Edited By Fuwano

100% pure, uncut pool.

Edit: And of course they made the same joke in the first minute of the program.

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Posted By A_E_Martin

I watched this using the progressive HD setting, and noticed frequent smearing and occasionally the screen would go white/light grey for a split second. Tried the YouTube version with the same results.

I noticed similar problems with the Mario Party Party video, so I'm gonna direct this at @drewbert and @rorie .

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Posted By Mr_Creeper

The purest, most uncut of pools.

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Posted By JimiPeppr

I call the three-player game that Dan described "cutthroat" which I think is much more cool than "cannonball."

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Posted By YummyTreeSap

@mooseymcman said:

I'm glad this website now has a decent person who realizes that 9-ball is terrible and not the way to play billiards.

Y'all crazy; 9-ball is superior.

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Posted By aquacadet

Batman: The Horse is the best part of that Mr Show episode.

Also people call that 3 player pool game cutthroat not whatever the hell Dan called it right?

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Edited By dOm_CaTz

@a_e_martin: Same with the streaming option, something must have been borked in the recording process or its on my end, not sure.

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Posted By prokofjev

Pool Nation is a great pool game.

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Posted By mcmax3000

I like the look of this game. The camera angle, and the lines showing which directions the balls will go afterwards remind me of Monkey Billiards in Super Monkey Ball, which is by far my favourite video game pool experience.

I'll most likely pick this up when the Xbox One version comes out.

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Posted By cloudymusic

This game sure does look pretty.

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Posted By Texus

Dat ball and felt rendering tech is legit, and I'd say that pool was like 97-98% pure. Also 9-ball is the superior pool

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Posted By LarryDavis

Yo @drewbert/ @unastrike there seems to be something up with video compression, I'm getting full-screen artifacts now and then on both this and Mario Party Party, on High/Progressive for reference.

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Edited By President_Barackbar

Batman: The Horse is the best part of that Mr Show episode.

Also people call that 3 player pool game cutthroat not whatever the hell Dan called it right?

Yeah I also call it cutthroat, but I wouldn't be surprised to hear its called different things in different places.

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Posted By KarlPilkington

@jesna said:

@zhabermann said:

I'm sorry in America can you not pronounce "oo"?

It's not pronounced "u" it's two fucking Os

The hell is wrong with you?!

I expect better from you Giant Bomb!

IT'S NOT SNU-KER! IT'S SNOOKER

Hook. Look. Book. Took. Nook. Crook. Rook. Shook.

Tell that to someone from Liverpool.

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Posted By CornBREDX

9 ball sucks when you play a shark who only lets you go once and then runs the table.

Also, snooker and potting are very much pool terms. I grew up in California and I am familiar with these pool terms.

Also, pool is a sport as much as skateboarding, video games, chess, and poker. Take that for what you will.

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Edited By czarship

MuffPi is now online

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Posted By smmrbowski

@czarship said:

MuffPi is now online

I couldn't believe that went by without comment. Missed opportunity.

Also I feel like I've heard Dan say many things are good when you're just the right level of drunk. I love Dan.

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Posted By Dan_CiTi

Britain & Ireland = European? Never got that.

Also restaurants with bars are considered bars? That place seemed more like a nice restaurant.

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Posted By eccentrix

How do you play pool regularly without learning what snuckering is?

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Edited By MikaelBoogart

Best pool movie ever.

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@jesna said:

@zhabermann said:

I'm sorry in America can you not pronounce "oo"?

It's not pronounced "u" it's two fucking Os

The hell is wrong with you?!

I expect better from you Giant Bomb!

IT'S NOT SNU-KER! IT'S SNOOKER

Hook. Look. Book. Took. Nook. Crook. Rook. Shook.

Tell that to someone from Liverpool.

Liverpool? Home of the scouse accent? No. No sir. Scousers do not get to claim legitimate pronunciation of anything in the english language.

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Posted By A_Faceless_Name

That Pigeon was a Prinny was it not doods?

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Posted By MikaelBoogart
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Posted By buzz_clik

I don't know how they don't understand that the double o sound is "OO" and not "uh". It's insane.

Looker. Cooker. Booker.

Hey, don't get me wrong, I'm an Aussie and I say snooker with the "oo" as in "booth" but I can see where the weird pronunciation comes from. They're wrong, but I understand why they're saying it that way.

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Edited By bacongames

Fuck them, I'd love to go to a bar like that. Assuming the drinks aren't stupid expensive, I love fancier places to drink. There's a time and a place for dive bars, at least good ones, but mostly the absent or subdued exposure to shitty people makes them a-okay in my book.

EDIT: Shit, now I want to play virtual pool against Hitler. MAKE IT HAPPEN VIDEO GAMES.

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Edited By Wolvspa

Props to Dan for being so unintentionatlly funny in these videos.

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Posted By mlarrabee

So, uh, is there, uh, like a Clean Faces mod, but for pool balls? I want the balls to be more pure, 'cause...

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Edited By Seijur0

Grrrrrrr, jumping the cue is NOT a masse shot.

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Posted By WrathOfGod

@danryckert showed restraint and skipped the Rusev "accolade" reference, and I thought we wouldn't get a wrestling shtick in this video, but then Royal Rumble happened.

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Posted By Nime

This is like the sixth time we've heard Dan say "hey I think this is really one of those things that you need a specific level of drunk for."

Dan I think you might be a casual alcoholic.

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Posted By MachoFantastico

Not quite pure enough for me.

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Posted By dezvous

Wow they did a really nice job with the materials and lighting.

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Posted By RagingBrain

"Sometimes you need to hit it soft."

TRUTH!

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Edited By Sanj

Those are some nice lookin' balls.

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Posted By BasketSnake

But what about yahoo pool?

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Posted By AssInAss

I love the photorealism.

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Posted By NeoZeon

@neozeon said:

I know they said it a lot in the quick look but...that camera man. Might buy this thing right now if I could get some kind of tilt view to see what the hell is going on after the shot.

It was a design decision not to include a top-down view, they were really going for the 'realistic' approach:

"Since our new pool game is very much focused on the “Pure” part of the title, we’ve gotten rid of the artificial features and mechanics such as a power bar and top-down views to create a more authentic game for both beginners and masters alike."

From: http://blog.eu.playstation.com/2014/07/29/pure-pool-cues-ps4-release-tomorrow/

I could applaud that but adding the ability to look slightly higher when lining up your shot so you can have a better chance of seeing where it ended up would have been a godsend and still been realistic.

Not trying to start a little comment battle or anything, I appreciate the info and the source, but I guess I just really want a good pool game and that camera made me sad...