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Unprofessional Fridays: 05/31/2019

Just because most of our stuff is packed away doesn't mean we can't keep it unprofeshhhh!

The end of the week is here! You made it! Let's sit back, relax, and close the week out in style with some video games.

May. 31 2019

Posted by: Jan

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I'll Keep Coming.

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I know it was kind of said jokingly, but before Death Stranding, Troy Baker basically had his face in Advanced Warfare and Second Son, at least.

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Man, Ground Zeroes is so so good. If only the outposts in Phantom Pain were this well thought out. Hopefully that was the fault of Konami pushing that game out the door and Death Stranding's open world will be far more interesting.

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This is as full Brad as Brad has gone in a while. Love hiding from the light... in the light.

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More like keep it unproFRESH

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Jim Sterling played Dragooned a year ago, i knew it looked familiar.

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Some classic Shoemaker gameplay during the Ground Zeroes segment

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@genericbrotagonist: Phantom Pain had a good chunk of really well laid-out outposts as well that you visited during story segments. The smaller outposts in the open world were interesting to navigate as well but had to be deliberately less engaging to allow you to move by them without issue. Even still, the placement of buildings, soldiers, and sightlines lent themselves well to pretty interesting opportunities.

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Maybe me pretty happy to hear our little GB ska fan group mentioned.

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Man, Ground Zeroes is so so good. If only the outposts in Phantom Pain were this well thought out. Hopefully that was the fault of Konami pushing that game out the door and Death Stranding's open world will be far more interesting.

I hope and wouldn't be surprised if DS's open world is literally empty. We already know that combat isn't something that DS is about.

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Jeff randomly managing to pick the Ryu character out of 40 different ones for the fighting game mode of Dragooned was pretty amazing. The science is strong in him.

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I knew Dragooned was from the same "developer" as the legendary game The Demon Rush, but I didn't know Cherry Venus was in it. Is Brooks Cracktackle there, too?

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snitch-com

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The reason CoD is not doing great on PC is because it doesn't feel and run like a PC game at all (for years now) and weapons are not balanced for mouse+keyboard, they don't seem to care at all. Plus the fact that there is way more competition on PC with arguably better shooters.

Also, Foo Fighters are awesome.

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Came for the Death Stranding Giant Bomb Reacts™ video. It's both surprising and unsurprising how flat their reaction was. In a time where Activision is announcing that their newest game is just Modern Warfare again, seeing Kojimas super off the way antics is extremely refreshing and exciting.

Also man Ground Zeros really holds up - the movement and graphics looks extremely sharp this many years later. It's a shame he had to leave that tech behind at Konami because Horizon Zero Dawn looked nice but the movement was sometimes really clunky. Decima was definitely not as good as whatever it was they cooked up for Phantom Pain.

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foo fighters fuckin suck shit

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In typical Brad fashion. Playing a game he hasn't played in a long time by starting with a harder difficulty. Proceed to ignore the on-screen tool tips and gets frustrated not being able to get past the starting area.

I still remember that short interview they did Hideo Kojima during the Phantom Pain preview coverage. It was clear that they did not play Peace Walker. Which is why the timeline for Ground Zeroes did not make sense to them. https://www.giantbomb.com/shows/kojima-on-ground-zeroes/2970-17022/free-podcast

Looking at Jeff's face during the Death Stranding video. His dismissive attitude towards Hideo Kojima games always finds a way to bubble up.

The Foo Fighters is awesome band. The last time I saw them live was Austin City Limits Music Festival in 2015. Dave Grohl played with a broken leg and kept rocking.

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Dragooned was generated by an AI, right?

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@genericbrotagonist: Yeah Phantom Pains bases feel like the framework but without the added details and forethought that would have made more challenging and interesting. Especially when it comes to stealth it feels lacking in many parts compared to GZ. It must have been soul crushing to see all that hard work be rushed out the gates before it was done.

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Idk, I think that death stranding trailer looks great. Granted, I'm kinda willing to give him the benefit of the doubt, I mean how many amazing games does he have to make?

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uuUUUUUUREEEERRRGH

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foo fighters fuckin suck shit

Cue Tim Allen disappointed/confused hybrid-grunt

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@genericbrotagonist said:

Man, Ground Zeroes is so so good. If only the outposts in Phantom Pain were this well thought out. Hopefully that was the fault of Konami pushing that game out the door and Death Stranding's open world will be far more interesting.

Exactly! Ground Zeroes has always been my favorite part of MGSV.

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by christ GB are bad at Sonic games. They need a Sonic editor

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I absolutely adore Ground Zeroes, and I'll be honest, I thought it was well worth the $40. Very fun gameplay (seriously the best stealth in any game ever), and so much replayability.

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Snake SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSANKE !!!

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*looks at In This Episode*

Man, the latest MK11 patch got REALLY weird! Really though, now we need the Dragooned characters for the next Kombat Pack.

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Dragooned is on sale for $2.49 every other week, so Jason bought it for four times the price he should've done so. Now that he's broken that seal, he should check out their Skylight Freerange series of RPGs set in a realistic Canada when they're on sale again.

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@humanity said:

Came for the Death Stranding Giant Bomb Reacts™ video. It's both surprising and unsurprising how flat their reaction was. In a time where Activision is announcing that their newest game is just Modern Warfare again, seeing Kojimas super off the way antics is extremely refreshing and exciting.

I feel like if you've already been exposed to so many of Kojima's past trailers and antics that you already see parallels of his style throughout the Death Stranding stuff. I mean yeah sure this is a different kind of outlandish, weird shit but Die-Hard Man might as well be another MGS boss. Also they're all keen on playing the game too as well (and so do I).

This trailer got me interested in playing this game unlike any of the past trailers, but I totally agree that this game seems way more refreshing than other upcoming stuff that's on the horizon because Kojima feels like the only guy out there that can keep me guessing on what his games will entail.

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I found MGS V to be relatively easy, but if this is how most of the crew played it....ooof....

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@colourful_hippie: Yah the uniqueness of it is what I like the most. Kojima is kind of like an indie developer that has a lot of these wild ideas but he continuous to receive triple-A budgets which makes his off-the-wall games that much more exciting.

I'm playing Outer Wilds right now and this game is amazing in it's ingenuity. It is genuinely so clever that it puts a lot of big productions out there to shame. That said you can feel it is a small team effort. I can only imagine how it would have turned out if these guys had a Kojima budget to work with.

Also I get that they have their own tastes and favorites like Mortal Kombat and whatnot. Like a stream or two ago Jeff fired up Super Mario on his Mister and was very excited because now you could put cheat codes in - I could really not fathom what was that exciting about replaying Mario for the millionth time except now you could toggle star mode on. But thats the sort of stuff Jeff gets excited about these days and hey good for him, but it does seem like sometimes the gang is a bit less enthused about modern releases - while personally I am looking forward to the next game and rarely revisit the past.

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"Ray's a little cutie!"

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I too very much enjoyed seeing much more from the Jan cam this ep!

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i somehow spent over 50 hours in Ground Zeroes. Great little game.

Death Stranding is very exciting.

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Jan had a good run but is officially canceled after admitting to going to a Warriors watch party.

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@yummytreesap: 'I strengthen my mind so that I never have to think of the Foo Fighters'

-jeff

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I will pre-order the collectors edition on Amazon as soon as they have it. Then get the digital on PSN too.

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dude yeah I held off on the latest trailer, but WHOOPS, there it is in my Unpro Fri. Alright then yup straight up doing what I swore not to do ever again and pre-ordering those death strands.

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I hope they keep the logo off the table going forward for the bombcasts. It was cool at first, but it sometimes gets in the way and messes up the focus on the cameras.

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Jan while watching a Kojima trailer:

"It's still going!"

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I own a copy of The Return of Bruno on vinyl and sometimes I quietly put it on during game night and wait for my friends reactions. He does a cover of Secret Agent Man and it's awful.

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Giant Unprofessional Bombcast

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How the fuck can you hate the Foo Fighters? "Y'all ever see a take so bad you are forced to immediately go to sleep?"