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Thursday Night Throwdown 08/19: Monday Night Combat

Well is it Thursday or Monday? Make up your damn mind already!

Thursday Night Throwdown gets dissonant this week with Monday Night Combat, the recent surprise Xbox Live Arcade hit that has been lazily--and fairly accurately--described as a mashup of Defense of the Ancients and Team Fortress 2. Apparently we picked the right game this week, as our friends list has been full up since Monday! If you didn't make the cut, our condolences, though you can still watch as we buy turrets, gun down annoying mascots, and show you the moneyball on our live video stream! If you'd like to crack wise with other like-minded Giant Bomb users, feel free to hop on over to the Official Giant Bomb Justin.tv Channel.
 
UPDATE:  Thursday's Monday Night is over! Thanks to everyone who watched and played, and if you missed it, peep the archived version below.
   
  


   
  

   
  

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Edited By MetalBaofu
@ooo27 said:

" Hey guys thanks so much for watching and participating. Here's a free Monday Night Combat code   MMTX8-788PV-J8844-RGC4C-V8CWY    Whoever redeems it first gets it! "

Nice...I never react fast enough to get first come first serve stuff like that, but congrats to whoever got it. :)  
 
Edit: The congrats goes to Bionicicide it seems.
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Edited By CptBedlam

Damn, too late for the code ...will there be more?-)

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Posted By JamesBoyce
@Spunkrake:  Basically they'll invite you into a game eventually if you're in MNC and on their friend's list as far as I know, good luck! :)
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Posted By Spoonman671

The stream kind of blows this week.

Online
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Posted By patrick

I fail to believe PATD - Dance Dance was just referenced.

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Posted By Milkman
@Olivaw said:
" Sync issues, audio drops, and total video catastrophes.  Yep, this is a TNT alright.  You'd think that a bunch of people who run live demos for a living would learn how to run a live demo without so many problems! "
They're on a new set.
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Posted By crusader8463
@Milkman said:

" @Olivaw said:

" Sync issues, audio drops, and total video catastrophes.  Yep, this is a TNT alright.  You'd think that a bunch of people who run live demos for a living would learn how to run a live demo without so many problems! "
They're on a new set. "
What excuse do you want to make for every other live stream they have done with the same problems? All I know is that if they keep up this continued focus on doing nothing but streaming content, then they need to get all those "top men" they have around there on fixing all these problems they have every time they do this stuff.
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Posted By Claude

Intern Steve it is. I hope Lemon learns to give Ryan shit.

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Posted By Milkman
@crusader8463 said:
" @Milkman said:

" @Olivaw said:

" Sync issues, audio drops, and total video catastrophes.  Yep, this is a TNT alright.  You'd think that a bunch of people who run live demos for a living would learn how to run a live demo without so many problems! "
They're on a new set. "
What excuse do you want to make for every other live stream they have done with the same problems? All I know is that if they keep up this continued focus on doing nothing but streaming content, then they need to get all those "top men" they have around there on fixing all these problems they have every time they do this stuff. "
Well, then don't watch? I'm not here to make excuses for them. They have their problems, sure. But the problems with the streams are never really that big of a deal to me. When they moved into the new office, they had problems but they've had it under control for a while.
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Posted By bongzilla
@FoxMulder: ahhh gratzie
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Posted By ImperiousRix

Had to eat dinner... hopefully I'll get into another game?  Prolly not.

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Posted By oddjob

Nice setup guys!

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Posted By Sergotron

Good stuff.

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Posted By armaan8014

Crotch zoom!

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Posted By LordCrom

Love the new set!
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Posted By Ravenousrattler

I was so close to playing today, got the invite but within a second the room filled up

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Posted By OneKillWonder_

Had a lot of fun playing those final two matches. Thanks guys!

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Posted By crusader8463
@Milkman said:
" @crusader8463 said:
" @Milkman said:

" @Olivaw said:

" Sync issues, audio drops, and total video catastrophes.  Yep, this is a TNT alright.  You'd think that a bunch of people who run live demos for a living would learn how to run a live demo without so many problems! "
They're on a new set. "
What excuse do you want to make for every other live stream they have done with the same problems? All I know is that if they keep up this continued focus on doing nothing but streaming content, then they need to get all those "top men" they have around there on fixing all these problems they have every time they do this stuff. "
Well, then don't watch? I'm not here to make excuses for them. They have their problems, sure. But the problems with the streams are never really that big of a deal to me. When they moved into the new office, they had problems but they've had it under control for a while. "
I'm not saying the content is bad, but it just seems like such a silly problem to be going on for this long.
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Posted By Aetos
@ooo27 said:
"Hey guys thanks so much for watching and participating. Here's a free Monday Night Combat code   MMTX8-788PV-J8844-RGC4C-V8CWY    Whoever redeems it first gets it! "

It was cool of you guys to answer questions in the chat. Good luck with your future and current projects! :)
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Edited By Vorbis

Had no idea Azo was the animator, remember watching his videos about a year ago.
 
TNT was great and the game also, but it's a shame it's an exlcusive, looks like I'm missing out. XBL gold for one game is abit much.
 
Edit: New set lacks luchadeer.

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Posted By MadBootsy

I enjoyed slammin' Bradley. Thanks for having me, fellas!

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Posted By FlappyHands

That was a great TNT. I enjoyed it much more than I first anticipated.

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Posted By FLStyle

I especially enjoyed Brad and his four-man army surviving all thirty rounds, great job!

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Posted By BlackMantis

I got to play those last two matches as well. My crappy internet connection dropped out right at the end, but I had a great time. Cheers guys!

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Posted By SpoonyBard

Hey, I was in on the last two matches (longshotty) and it was a blast guys!  Thanks for the great time Giant Bomb and fellow GB users!  
 
P.S. I was that juiced up Tank that killed the moneyball on the very last match lol 
 
P.P.S I noticed that GB users know what they are doing when playing games like this.  This community knows how to use teamwork, I love that!
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Posted By Scyllz

"yeah the assassin secondary gun is really weak.." (kills guy with it)

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Posted By Mystyr_E

didn't do so hot but least I got to kill Brad :D, didn't have my assassin custom class though, went 23 - 3 with that sucker once

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Edited By EDfromRED

Had a blast guys thanks! : )
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Posted By CableCarrier
@SpoonyBard: I was also in those matches. You're a pretty badass Tank, sir.  
 
But yeah, I had a lot of fun during those matches, particularly the second one. I liked how we were on the precipice of total defeat during most of the match but still managed to hang on until overtime. (I was one of the guys attacking the red moneyball at the end. Juiced tank does crazy damage to that thing)
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Posted By ImperiousRix

Thanks for playin', guys.  Shame I could only be in one match, but what-evs... 
My Assault ruled the one match we were in.

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Posted By Dracomaster01

Had a great time playing with everyone. A lot more teamwork happened than I expected which is great. Also going through the Blitz mode was a ton of fun.

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Posted By Vendetta

"Don't pet a burning dog."
- Sergeant Larry Shawn "Pappy" Patrick, USMC

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Posted By bummey

Aaaaggh! I can't believe I missed this. I was playing Monday Night Combat, too.
 
Support supremacy. Represent.

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Posted By Vendetta

5 guys = godly burgers.

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Posted By Spence_5060

This was a great TNT. Was the first one that I actually got to participate in too. Had a great time and will be looking forward to future TNTs.

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Posted By the_purgatory_station

new set looks really nice guys

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Posted By m1k3ines

i think there is something wrong with the archived version. i didn't watch the live version, but the guys mics were a few seconds late from the video while the in-game audio was properly sync'd

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Edited By zaglis

The new itern was pretty good.
For starters he was not annoying.

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Posted By beef_melody

The more I see of this game, the more impressed I am.  I hope the developers give it the future support it deserves because its a lot of fun to watch.

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Posted By chogi

is whiskey building an in-house streaming solution? i kinda get a vibe that there's a little bit more to ryan saying that "people had to join justin.tv for chat.. FOR NOW"

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Posted By dpp

Damn, I missed it!

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Posted By ItsAJackal

Game looks great, wish I could have seen some sniper play.

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Posted By MagikGimp

Jeff's right, a great game to watch.