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When this show was announced, I was one of the people who expressed disappointment, or at least I thought it likely wasn't going to be something that I could enjoy or get into. Well, I'm glad I made the time to watch the first ep because I actually really liked it, not just because of the great editing touches but also for the discussions. I feel like this show has to potential to teach me a lot about the internet and a whole bunch of other interesting things. So two thumbs up! Looking forward to the next one.

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Yeah, this is a weird one for me as well. Some of Two Minutes to Late Night's covers are incredible, but does this really need to exist, and on Giant Bomb?

And unless I'm missing something, why is the new Weezer album so panned? I can't find any really scathing reviews for it. I have no affinity for Weezer, but seems like a strange place to start.

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I don't know what to say.

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@dan_citi: There have been multitudinous times when Giant Bomb has been quite down on, or at least didn't go to bat for, games that were GOTY contenders elsewhere, or did really well on community lists/rankings - they brought up The Witcher 3 specifically and were almost apologising for the fact that nobody except Vinny liked Dark Souls in 2011. But many of those games at least got a mention, they were acknowledged. Fallout 4 wasn't.

I know what Jeff's stance on FO4 was and I fundamentally disagree with it, just as I disagree with his hot take on Skyrim being the root cause of every broken game shipped since November 2011. I'm obviously personally biased because I didn't give a shit about how the game launched on consoles because I was playing on PC, and while I had technical issues they didn't stop me from loving the game. And I wasn't really into GB around that time (dropped out around early 2015, came back 2017) but I've gone back to one of their FO4 discussions and Austin was willing to go to bat for that game. My point was that I think it's a game that deserves a mention, but yes I do understand there was some extra context.

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@nottjim: From what I remember, they were determined to assess the product as a whole rather than just focus on the singleplayer, and Jeff hated (hates?) GTA Online.

A reminder that you can love the GB personalities without loving their taste in or opinions on games. I'm used to Jeff shitting on games I really care about, but Vinny picking holes in Breath of the Wild and the way he described the content in Skyrim actually hurt my soul a bit. My personal GOTY wasn't even mentioned on multiple occasions - Vinny and Brad listed like 20-25 games from 2015, and not one of them was Fallout 4? That's just...wrong.

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OOOKKEE OO KEE OO KEE

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I'm pumped for this. I played HZD at the time and adored it, kept meaning to go for a second playthrough but never got around to it, and PC version is a great excuse to jump in again.

The game looked gorgeous on PS4, but playing at a higher frame rate sounds glorious. And there were some slow load times, so a PC version makes a ton of sense.

Yes, the RDR2 port was more feature-dense in terms of graphics options. It was also massively broken. It's the worst experience I've ever had with a game from a technical standpoint, and I've played every Elder Scrolls/Fallout game at launch since Oblivion. RDR2 crashed constantly, wouldn't hide the cursor, could never get the lighting settings right, had frame rate dips, sometimes the FOV slider did nothing - just the worst.

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@conmulligan: Has there ever been a bigger difference in quality between a generation's controllers? I absolutely love the DS4, but by god the DS3 was one of the worst. The mushiness of those triggers still gives me nightmares.

Nothing to say about the stream, because I'm only now about to watch it. Just wanted to amplify the statement.

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I have been programmed to view children and their upbringing in a certain way; my mother is a psychologist who has worked with kids her whole life, and my sister is a school teacher and has also worked in nurseries. I know these are pixel facsimiles of humanity, but there are moments in this that give me a weird feeling of unease.

Like, that baby in the crib has probably spent only ~2-5% of its waking life interacting with humans, so I'd basically expect it to grow up and be feral.

Also, at 54:05, the toddler got "bad manners" points for getting naked when a stranger was in the house. Game, it's a toddler, right? It's supposed to be a child no older than 2-3. It's not bad manners, it's just spontaneous fun weirdness, kids do that sort of shit all the time - it's not something that needs to be discouraged.

I dunno, weird thought. Enjoy the series, Abby is always hilarious.

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I don't know which is more sad: spending ages crafting a character model in a first person game like Skyrim, or you're immediately wearing a helmet that obscures those finely crafted facial features; or getting titillated over a video game that has an uncensored topless bike rider whose breasts you can almost never see because the game has a behind-the-back camera.

Actually, now that I think about it, I'm pretty sure I know which one of those is the most sad.

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