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#2 Edited by MindBullet (701 posts) -

Jeff once again with the groundbreaking games coverage and white hot scoops! All hail

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#3 Posted by forteexe21 (2024 posts) -

Jeff beating Polygon to the real reviews that matter! SCOOOOOPPPPSSS!!

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#4 Posted by bybeach (6343 posts) -

That is great.

With Jeff of course directly going to where There may be Dragons.

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#5 Edited by Joker369 (1008 posts) -

Giant Bomb always breaks the real news.

To compare, I licked an iPod Nano, a Logitech Harmony remote, a Fitbit, and an LG Watch Sport.

Quality journalism right there...

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#6 Posted by RazielCuts (3290 posts) -
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The original licker of things! But that is quite hilarious and also a very Nintendo thing to do.

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#7 Posted by Sin4profit (3501 posts) -

Well hell, now i HAVE to taste one. I wonder if it's the same stuff they use to prevent animals from chewing on things.

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#8 Posted by WynnDuffy (1289 posts) -

The original licker of things!

Excuse me

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#9 Posted by ripelivejam (13140 posts) -

i worry now for griffin mcelroy's cottage industry :(

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#10 Posted by Bones8677 (3535 posts) -

@joker369 said:

Giant Bomb always breaks the real news.

To compare, I licked an iPod Nano, a Logitech Harmony remote, a Fitbit, and an LG Watch Sport.

Quality journalism right there...

These are the investigations that matter. :)

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#11 Posted by soulcake (2712 posts) -

they should coat those Amiibos to stop certent people from ruining there mouth.

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#12 Edited by sammo21 (5968 posts) -

@razielcuts: I still think it is weird and hilarious that one photo basically gave her a career in the industry.

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#13 Posted by Redhotchilimist (2954 posts) -

Hahahhah

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#14 Posted by whitegreyblack (1950 posts) -

The Giant Bomb Meme Factory (TM) just don't quit. I think they're gonna have another winner on their hands.

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#15 Posted by Nux (2890 posts) -

Ha! This is fantastic.

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#16 Edited by Napstar (187 posts) -

Now I want to taste it.

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#17 Posted by TheManWithNoPlan (7830 posts) -

But where will I get my tasty new cartridges now. The 3ds can only satiate me for so long!

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#18 Posted by WynnDuffy (1289 posts) -

There's gonna be some Switch flavoured vape juice now isn't there?

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#19 Posted by dudeglove (13710 posts) -

Please do not lick industrially-produced products.

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#20 Posted by dreadpan (40 posts) -

Great job, Nintendo. Now teens are just going to have contests on who can keep a Switch game in their mouth the longest without vomiting.

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#21 Posted by TheWildCard (694 posts) -

That is amazing. I'm tempted to go lick previous system cartridges now.

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#22 Edited by pompouspizza (1556 posts) -

This thread is so hot! Also that's great!

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#23 Posted by Casepb (643 posts) -

@dreadpan: Pretty sure that's already on 1-2 Switch.

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#24 Edited by OurSin_360 (6137 posts) -

Another reason not to buy the switch smh, Nintendo Nintendo Nintendo...

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#25 Posted by Zevvion (5965 posts) -

@razielcuts said:

The original licker of things!

Excuse me

I would like to participate in this discussion by supplying an image of the actual original licker, unfortunately that image is probably against forum rules.

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#26 Posted by ShaggE (9237 posts) -

This is the best.

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#27 Posted by xanadu (2034 posts) -

Sometimes the internet works together to uncover vital truths that would otherwise be unknown.

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#28 Posted by sfw44 (274 posts) -

Nice, good to know.

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#29 Posted by officer_falcon (526 posts) -

Is it just a coating or is the actual material developed to taste bad?

Because if it's just a coating, stick with me here, what if the actual cartridge tastes good? So good that during QA Nintendo discovered too many of the testers putting the cartridges in their mouths. So instead of sourcing a different material they just coated the batches with the bad tasting coating. We'll need to test the cartridges under repeated lickings to determine what it really tastes like underneath it all.

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#30 Posted by dgtlty (1219 posts) -

This will encourage so much cartridge licking.

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#31 Posted by BojackHorseman (690 posts) -

@razielcuts said:

The original licker of things!

Excuse me

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Excuse me

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I'll show myself out.

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#32 Posted by Lego_My_Eggo (1315 posts) -
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#35 Posted by fledeye (256 posts) -

Jeff has been quoted by the BBC in Britain today.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-39141371

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#36 Posted by Naoiko (1676 posts) -

It's amazing how something some simply silly as Jeff putting a cartridge in his mouth has turned into a new story.

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#37 Posted by WynnDuffy (1289 posts) -

Drew spoke to the press about his meme.

Jeff spoke to the BBC about the taste of Switch games.

What on earth is going on this year?

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#38 Posted by LtGrimdark (79 posts) -

Is it just a coating or is the actual material developed to taste bad?

Because if it's just a coating, stick with me here, what if the actual cartridge tastes good? So good that during QA Nintendo discovered too many of the testers putting the cartridges in their mouths. So instead of sourcing a different material they just coated the batches with the bad tasting coating. We'll need to test the cartridges under repeated lickings to determine what it really tastes like underneath it all.

This, of course, would be the most logical course of action. Any volunteers who already got their Switch and are willing to lick for science?

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#40 Posted by RetroMetal (870 posts) -

Jeff even made local news here in NC.

http://www.wxii12.com/article/heres-why-nintendos-switch-game-cartridges-taste-so-terrible/9083991

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#41 Posted by jakob187 (22947 posts) -

How has the GIF of Jeff putting that cartridge in his mouth not been turned into a meme of him putting all kinds of random shit in his mouth?

I feel like the internet is falling behind.

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#42 Posted by MrBGone (55 posts) -

Just licked my zelda. Yuck

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#43 Posted by LiquidPrince (17073 posts) -

Well that's just super stupid.

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#44 Posted by ripelivejam (13140 posts) -

i want to hug this thread. or vomit because of it.

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#45 Posted by GalacticPunt (1509 posts) -

I... I have to lick a Switch game... just once to know what this terrible taste is.

This is my curse. This is my mission.

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#46 Posted by probablytuna (5008 posts) -

@galacticpunt: First thing I did was to lick the Zelda cart. It's not actually that bad, just a real immediate bitter taste.

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#47 Posted by csl316 (14956 posts) -

Twice in a month, GB staffers have been interviewed by major news outlets.

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#48 Edited by sparkysanxion (186 posts) -

Nintendo Switch cartridges 'taste so bad'

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-39141371

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#50 Posted by AdequatelyPrepared (2522 posts) -

I got to convince my pre-ordering coworker to have a lick. So that has to count for something right?