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Posted by meteora3255

I love Nintendo Land, it gives me a reason to break out the Wii U when company is over.

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Posted by isawachuck

WOOO!!!

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Posted by sigspec

Neat

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Posted by KyleBsure

Hooray! I missed this earlier. Time for some good watching,

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Posted by CrimsonJesus

Sweet! Time to kill a Friday night.

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Posted by afterland

The best part about adding Dan is the crew is finally playing Nintendo games.

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Posted by MEATBALL

Nintendo Land!? Fuck yes!

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I think the music for Corgi Simulator is the Kerbal Space assembly music?

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Nintendoland? Awesome! Such an underrated multiplayer game.

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Posted by monkeystick

I like the part

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Posted by TheManWithNoPlan

There it is!

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Posted by bistromath

Brad takin' it over.

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Posted by Manhattan_Project

Every time LA comes up it is abundantly clear how little most of them know about it. Just go listen to Anthony Bourdain or Bill Simmons, two guys who hated LA with a passion until they actually spent time getting to know it. Simmons ended up vowing to never move back to Boston.

Koreatown alone is worth visiting LA for. Holy shit, that food!

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Posted by Nime

It took me way too long to realize the Corgi spaceship simulator was an homage to Cowboy Bebop. The smiley faces ripped straight out of Ed's computer gave it away though.

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@afterland said:

The best part about adding Dan is the crew is finally playing Nintendo games.

As somebody who just picked up a WiiU after a long Nintendo drought, the timing of this is PERFECT.

Edit: Ghost Rorie was unstoppable!

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Posted by dancingpolkabear

Woah where is Mr. Jeff?

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Isn't the music in Corgi Simulator from another game? KSP maybe?

"Put him in the bird shit" - Dan, Dan is fucking cool.

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Edited by Zemmiphobiac

Corgi Simulator is a reference to Cowboy Bebop :D

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Posted by T_wester
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Posted by hawkinson76

L.A. born and raised. Proud home owner. Very happy to live here.

That said, I cringe whenever I see tourists, especially on those horrible tour buses I see in Hollywood/West Hollywood/Beverly Hills. I'm so sorry, this really isn't a good place for tourists, especially foreign tourists. Come for the beaches and Disneyland, but for god's sake stay away from Hollywood.

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Posted by Grelik

"Oh! Look at those pictures of me being great!"

Ahhhh Dan is so awesome.

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Posted by Centurypunk

@hawkinson76: LA is nice to live in, but visit a city with public transportation if you want to travel around America without driving coast to coast

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Posted by chrissedoff

Hey, weren't they drinking Newcastle Brown Ale? I love that stuff!

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Loved how Rorie was obviously super dismissive of Nintendoland until he obliterated them.

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Nintendoland... almost forgot about it in lieu of Mario Kart 8. Which is the new go-to local multiplayer game for Wii U owners.

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Posted by Usernameandemail

@hawkinson76: fix your public transportation system. Signed Australian tourist.

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Posted by Nzwei

Man, Drew is great. He just digs this stuff so much :D

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Posted by Fiyenyaa

Now maybe it's because I spend an awful lot of time playing games that are just maps, maybe it's because I'm European, but how on God's green Earth can you confuse Crete and Italy with Denmark? Good grief.

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Posted by Mitch0712

I'm starting the vid and I hear Kerbal Space Program music?

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Posted by notdavid

This "Brad is the host now" thing was funny for a bit, but please don't take the joke too far. I love the dude, but one of his most endearing traits is his lack of energy. Someone like Drew or Dan would be a better ringleader in Jeff's absence.

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Posted by NecroNeko

Drew - "But I'm being CUTE!"

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Posted by ptys

The best part about adding Dan is the crew is finally playing Nintendo games.

Absolutely!

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Posted by altairre
@notdavid said:

This "Brad is the host now" thing was funny for a bit, but please don't take the joke too far. I love the dude, but one of his most endearing traits is his lack of energy. Someone like Drew or Dan would be a better ringleader in Jeff's absence.

I don't think it's a joke.

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Haha that was some amazing ghost play, @rorie

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Posted by MooseyMcMan

I may have to watch this again, despite seeing this live. Believe it or not, but being a mod during live chats isn't conducive for actually watching the live show!

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Posted by posh

@notdavid said:

This "Brad is the host now" thing was funny for a bit, but please don't take the joke too far. I love the dude, but one of his most endearing traits is his lack of energy. Someone like Drew or Dan would be a better ringleader in Jeff's absence.

he's good, you're wrong

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Edited by pinner458

Huh, Jeff seems to be around for Unprofessional Fridays less and less these days... And Bombcasts now that I think of it..

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Huh, Jeff seems to be around for Unprofessional Fridays less and less these days... And Bombcasts now that I think of it..

Sucks man. It totally does. I wonder if he's feeling worn out? It seems like he's a little more reserved these days, and without him around I don't really think I can enjoy Giant Bomb as much as I used to considering Vinny is also pretty much gone and the joke of "Giant Bomb New York" took him away.

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Unprofessional Rorie: Will Interrupt You

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@notdavid said:

This "Brad is the host now" thing was funny for a bit, but please don't take the joke too far. I love the dude, but one of his most endearing traits is his lack of energy. Someone like Drew or Dan would be a better ringleader in Jeff's absence.

I agree with you all of the way. Something is very wrong about Brad in the chair. It's excusable when Jeff is absent, but the day that Brad gets the chair and Jeff is there is a day that I feel like another big part of Giant Bomb has changed and gone down the wayside.

I "like" Brad, but god damn is he more than a little deadpan. It was part of his charm to be the baritone-talking man who is obsessed with subpar games (my opinion, of course), but man, it's just a bore to listen to the Bombcast with him fronting it. I haven't really felt intrigued to listen since he "took over". As I've stated previously, Brad is one of the few that I felt never really fit into the sense of humor that was a pivtol part of the Giant Bomb community back when it was the Jeff and Ryan show (I miss those days so much. I love you Ryan.)

But anyway, Drew I don't see leading, he's best as an aside. Dan, though, I can see easily becoming a large part of the site and even the leader some day since it seems like Jeff is burnt out.

Dan is easily the best thing to happen to the site in a few years of unfortunate changes with Ryan's untimely death, Vinny moving out, and even Patrick not being around. Him and Rorie being fixtures is great, it's just a shame that so much else is going on that seems so weird.

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Man, I've got a wicked case of Mud Run.

Edit: I've never seen Nintendoland before. Hopefully everyone made the same joke when the WiiU came out.

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@pinner458 said:

Huh, Jeff seems to be around for Unprofessional Fridays less and less these days... And Bombcasts now that I think of it..

Sucks man. It totally does. I wonder if he's feeling worn out? It seems like he's a little more reserved these days, and without him around I don't really think I can enjoy Giant Bomb as much as I used to considering Vinny is also pretty much gone and the joke of "Giant Bomb New York" took him away.

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Posted by Homelessbird

Every time LA comes up it is abundantly clear how little most of them know about it. Just go listen to Anthony Bourdain or Bill Simmons, two guys who hated LA with a passion until they actually spent time getting to know it. Simmons ended up vowing to never move back to Boston.

Koreatown alone is worth visiting LA for. Holy shit, that food!

Yeah. As someone who grew up in LA, and worked in the hotel industry there, I can totally understand why you would get a bad impression of it from only going for E3. But you're right, it's actually a really awesome city.

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Posted by ColonelT

He's in the red! Upper ring!

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Posted by HatKing

@manhattan_project said:

Every time LA comes up it is abundantly clear how little most of them know about it. Just go listen to Anthony Bourdain or Bill Simmons, two guys who hated LA with a passion until they actually spent time getting to know it. Simmons ended up vowing to never move back to Boston.

Koreatown alone is worth visiting LA for. Holy shit, that food!

Yeah. As someone who grew up in LA, and worked in the hotel industry there, I can totally understand why you would get a bad impression of it from only going for E3. But you're right, it's actually a really awesome city.

Definitely, if your only experience with a place - not even LA, specifically - is a stay at a packed hotel during a work-related convention, then you're probably not really getting to know the place in any sort of genuine way. I find that most cities where people live have something to offer, otherwise people probably wouldn't live there.

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Posted by andrewf87462

Another great job hosting by Brad. It's good to know that he can step up and take charge when Jeff's away.

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Edited by SKUupin

All dogs are lap dogs, Brad. Also, that's not what nonplussed means.

Aside from his truly egregious understanding of the culinary arts I think I'm warming up to Dan. Good feelings all 'round.

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Posted by LegendaryChopChop
@notdavid said:

This "Brad is the host now" thing was funny for a bit, but please don't take the joke too far. I love the dude, but one of his most endearing traits is his lack of energy. Someone like Drew or Dan would be a better ringleader in Jeff's absence.

@mister_v said:

@legendarychopchop said:

@pinner458 said:

Huh, Jeff seems to be around for Unprofessional Fridays less and less these days... And Bombcasts now that I think of it..

Sucks man. It totally does. I wonder if he's feeling worn out? It seems like he's a little more reserved these days, and without him around I don't really think I can enjoy Giant Bomb as much as I used to considering Vinny is also pretty much gone and the joke of "Giant Bomb New York" took him away.

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I'm glad Jeff is getting some vacation time, but I mean more or less his presence seems more subdued in general in the past few months. I mean, maybe it was because he needed some time off.

I hope, anyway, I pray that this won't end with Jeff leaving the site in the next few years or something like that.

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Posted by budgietheii

The best part about adding Dan is the crew is finally playing Nintendo games.

Yeah, bless Dan for taking the time with local multiplayer, a lot of people are too fast to dismiss them these days.

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Posted by metalliccookies

I must say Brad is a fine host :D both on this and the podcast :) keep up the good work