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Posted by BeachThunder

This game allows you to cheat, right?

Posted by Yummylee


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Posted by Mijati

There's so much content this week, it's fantastic. All really high quality too. Loving this new phase of Giant Bomb.

Posted by impartialgecko

@yummylee said:



Posted by KarlPilkington

RIP to everyone who died in the Grenoble Nuclear disaster.

Posted by onkel
Posted by Dussck

Was hoping for this! I'm probably one of the biggest cycling maniacs on earth, but there's no way I would ever want to play this :P

Posted by metalliccookies

BEASTS on bikes :D

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Edited by forkboy

I'm actually playing the PC game made by the same mob, Pro Cycling Manager 14. It'd be ace if it wasn't constantly crashing. But then I do like sports management sims. I even like Out of the Park & I know bugger all about baseball.

And a couple of uninteresting facts for you: the rider Alex selected, Jakob Fuglsang, his name translates into English as Birdsong. So there you go. And the reason why the cyclists ride in a big group is because if you're in the middle you feel the effects of wind resistance up to 40% less than if you were riding at the front with nobody hiding you from the wind. So that means you can ride at a higher pace with less effort.

Posted by fitzcarraldo

This game allows you to cheat, right?

I see what you did there.

Posted by Osiris

Amazed by how little you guys know about the the tour de france when you had a great team for years. :D I was never a huge fan of it either, but my dad always had it on and I did like watching the last part of races.

Posted by Jensonb

It's three weeks, for the avoidance of doubt. So happy to see them doing this, I'm only casually interested in Le Tour (unlike my dad, who's a huge fan and has been over to France to follow it at least twice - I went with him once, unfortunately it was 1998 and the number one team was a bunch of cheats. As was the winning team the next seven years, but that's a different story), but it's such a goofy video game series, it's perfect for Quick Looking. In all honesty though, why would you play the 2014 edition for any reason other than a Quick Look? You can't play as Sir Bradley Wiggins. So what's the damn point?

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Posted by fisk0

Huh, that thing with the sticks opening up menus that kept happening to @vinny, must be a common issue on Dual shock 3 controllers - it started happening with one of mine a couple of months ago, seems like something is short circuiting so that certain directions on the sticks suddenly correspond to face buttons. When playing Battlefield 4 and Defiance I'd suddenly start throwing grenades and open up menus when trying to aim or do melee attacks. Sometimes the controller would get crazy in the XMB just randomly scrolling around and starting apps.

Posted by Borklund

RIP to everyone who died in the Grenoble Nuclear disaster.

Oh you little round-headed t-word you

Posted by audioBusting

All I know about competitive cycling, I learned from an anime.

Edited by forkboy

@jensonb: I dunno, maybe you watch cycling all season long rang than just for one race & so are happy with the chance to get to play as a Fabian Cancellara or Peter Sagan.

Also, pretty sure if you play as Team Sky you can change the riders on the team if you are so desperate for Wiggo.

Posted by smcn

I just listened Bicycle Race for the first time in a long time because of this video description. Holy shit is that song weird. And there's a bike-bell breakdown in the middle of it.

Posted by cyberfunk

Is Oprah the final boss?

Posted by hustlerlt

Finally I know what this game is about! Now I feel tired.

Posted by Jensonb

@forkboy: You know, I'm kinda just kidding. Chill out.

Posted by TNG

@forkboy: The PC version is Cycling Manager 2014 and it is more about the managing aspect, isn't it? I remember trying out the demo for an older version and finding it difficult to get into and lacking a decent tutorial

Also, I found the lack of mankini-wearers running up the hill in the climbing stage disturbing... is that DLC?

Posted by leejunfan83

I like the change of pace

Posted by banicabolnica

Daaaaamn I didn't know Vinny was so funny doing quick looks, this should have happen sooner! :D

Posted by mortal_sb

@vinny the tour de france lasts 22 days and they ride 3700 km.

Posted by aagaard

Daaaaamn I didn't know Vinny was so funny doing quick looks

You must be new here. Welcome to the site.

Posted by Zujx

I commend you both for finishing a race without committing suicide

Then again I watched the whole thing

Lovin all the new content vinnie and Alex

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So much content. I love how Vinny and Alex can now freely covering non-triple AAA games.

This is what they've been promising.

Posted by Doskias

@adam1808 said:

@yummylee said:




Posted by VibratingDonkey

That guy at the end wanted to break free but had no escape from reality.

Posted by forkboy

@jensonb: One can reply without being enraged you know. It should hardly be necessary to point out in 2014 that sometimes tone is difficult to convey purely in text, and you'd hardly be the first person to sincerely declare this year that no Wiggo = no point. Which, yeah, it is like hearing "Belgium are out of the World Cup so why are they even bothering with the final?"

@tng: Yeah, the tutorial in PCM 14 is better than the last one I played (which was 12) but it's still kind of confusing at times. I've apparently totally forgotten how to do team time trials. I usually start off with the difficulty on easy, pick one of the best teams and then use a custom field to eliminate all the other good teams & replace them with crappy Continental teams just while I get my head around the nuances. So I'd say this year is more accessible than the past, but more accessible than inaccessible does mean there's still a steep learning curve.

Posted by VibratingDonkey

That guy at the end wanted to break free but had no escape from reality.

Posted by Pr1mus

I don't know what i like best between the horrible graphics, the lack of collision with other riders or the 20 feet draw distance.

Posted by VibratingDonkey

I think the comments broke down.

Posted by BlackLagoon

Yay, racist Vinny is back!

Posted by JoeBlank

I really like cycling and I really like video games, but I don't think I would ever want to play a cycling-centric video game.

Posted by Leadcat

Loving everything coming out of Giant Beast so far. Great job Vinny and Alex!

Edited by BenderUnit22

Loving the complete American ignorance. And I don't mean it in a demeaning way, just, when I think "what would a typical American know about the tour the France", it's pretty much this.

Edited by wrecks

Blood doping mini-game?

Posted by csl316

Yep, didn't take too long before they just start talking about air conditioning and Tom Cruise.

Edited by hrn212

Two Americans talking about European geography. - Should take that show on the road. lol

Posted by freakin9

Why get some exercise when you can videogame bike?

Posted by cooljammer00

Queen? Classic, but I would have gone with Be Your Own Pet's "Bicycle, Bicycle, You Are My Bicycle"

Edited by xite

"Please let me touch your butt." - Alex Navarro, Giant Bomb

Posted by todomachi

Me suis toujours demander si j'étais le seul francophone à lurker par là?