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As far as I know Jeff B's role at Red Ventures is a sort of content strategy role overseeing GameSpot and Giant Bomb.

Off the top of my head: Brad and Jeff have been journeying through Balan Wonderworld, Alex got vaccinated, and Vinny had a pretty intense (and successful) surgery. There's also been a couple excellent DOOM Eternal Playdates and a new AC Syndicate Playdate.

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I’ve thoroughly enjoyed Jeff B’s presence on the Bombcast since the show’s start. Happy to see he’s been brought over to Red Ventures!

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@brian_: The movement feels a bit floaty for sure. And yeah, the game goes nuts with the flashing reds and blues and yellows. I'm glad they have a message about it when loading in but that doesn't feel like quite enough of a warning for what's coming.

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Narita Boy launched this week and I've been playing it as part of PC Game Pass. I'm absolutely floored by the way this game looks and sounds. Combat is pretty simple but there's a nice punchiness to it. Some of the early goings were pretty rough for me since I was having a very difficult time getting my bearings and figuring out where to go. It was frustrating enough that I nearly stopped playing, but the game's aesthetic made it impossible to put down and sure enough I finally solved the issue I was having, after probably 20 minutes of running back and forth. Since then it's been pretty smooth sailing, and I'm hoping to see the game through.

How's everyone else feeling about Narita Boy?

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Awesome write-up. I just started playing Monster Hunter World myself and can already see myself spending loads of time with it.

I can definitely vouch for replaying old favorites. The video game industry is constantly looking ahead to the next big release, but I've had so many relaxing nights revisiting single player games. I built my first gaming PC last August, which opened up a whole new world of games for me, but I've spent way more time playing older games than newer ones. The familiarity is comforting in a way.

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I liked this game quite a bit! Been wanting to do another playthrough. I’m glad it sold as well as it did.

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Sorta. I've definitely bought Skyrim and GTA V several times. But having a PC makes it very easy to duplicate purchases, since a lot of my favorite console games can be bought for ultra cheap on PC, either due to sales or just the games being old. Plus, there's Game Pass which kinda halfway duplicates some of my library.

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GTA San Andreas had my favorite cheats. Flying cars, armed pedestrians, super high bike jumps. I liked the one that would cause all NPCs in the world to fight each other. Combined with the armed pedestrians cheat it became a civil war apocalypse survival game.

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I’m with you on Outer Wilds. It’s the only game I really strongly disliked playing that I still recommend to everyone who likes games. For the right kind of player it’ll become their favorite game, as it has for many people. But man those flying controls... I’m also just not the type of person who is good at deciphering obtuse puzzles, and the time loop mechanic made it all the more frustrating for me. I would get to the end of a cycle having learned nothing, or I would have the anxiety of “am I wasting my time here, because I missed something that happens earlier in the cycle?” Just wasn’t my thing at all.

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I used to use games to escape from stress, but that would only make things worse (typically when the stress involves something that needs to be done, but I put it off to play games instead). And I find it impossible to play games at all when depression is hitting me.

At this point I’d say it’s settled back into being a hobby for me, as it has been for most of my life.