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Giant Bombcast 560: NO HAND SHAKE

The gang's (almost) all here to get GOTY-ready and talk up the PlayStation Classic, Darksiders III, Kingdom Hearts lore, hot dog strategies, pizza strategies, our new-console wish list, and more!

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Nov. 27 2018

Posted by: Brad, Jan

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I love the McDonalds on Market and 2nd, I went there once for nuggs and felt like I had entered another world.

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who the heck is bruce?

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I read 'Ban Anime' as 'Bananame' and it's all I can do to not see banana shaped anime characters in my brain.

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Make gyro-aiming a more widely accepted option in next-gen controllers you cowards!

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Hearing the whole crew back together has got me really looking forward to this years GOTY discussions. Also it has already been a year time is a cruel and and scary mistress.

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Raising the volume high enough to hear Jason / Jeff makes everyone else way way too loud. :(

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Please put up some graphics noting what titles they are discussing! I want to skip the spoilerish part on Darksiders III.

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@ 9:15 Does Ben say "bletz-craig"? It's blitzkrieg dude, come on!

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What's up with that "white castle crystal" bit that keeps getting joked about on recent episodes?

What is it?

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PS Classic launches on December 7th? I guess that date will continue to live in infamy.

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Barret shouldn’t be censored in a release of the original game. Update him in the remake if he's actually "problematic" (which I don't agree with to the point he _needs_ changing)

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@kingbonesaw: Wait what, what the fuck what? This just raises more questions.

Also, why crystals?

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My boy Alex with that fire that dog. reference

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I love when someone says the name of a random game and Jeff responds, "I was holding a copy of that just a few days ago."

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Yeah, The Haunted Island, a Frog Detective Game is probably my GOTY now.

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I'm likely going to get personally attacked for saying this but can we PLEASE get Abby to stop SCREAMING over the top of everyone else? It ruined GOTY stuff for me last year (especially during the Nier discussion).

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I found this real life photo of Dan walking around in Utah:

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The crew have often talked about having issues with the suspend/resume feature on the consoles but for me it's been my favourite feature of this generation and I can't remember a time I've ever lost progress using it. The only examples I can think of being pushed back out to menus is if you use it within multiplayer lobbies but thats to be expected.

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GTFO Brad

Gosh I love these East meets West podcasts. My favorite of the year. Hope it’s all hands on deck for UPF

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@dazzap said:

Edited By DazzaP

I'm likely going to get personally attacked for saying this but can we PLEASE get Abby to stop SCREAMING over the top of everyone else? It ruined GOTY stuff for me last year (especially during the Nier discussion).

Yes hopefully this can be nipped in the bud before it gets too out of control.

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Man, the crew are so disconnected from what's actually going on in the VR space. I realize they aren't that interested in it on a personal level, but these sweeping generalizations about the PC ecosystems being stagnant are just the complete opposite of what I'm seeing.

I imagine their initial forays into it with VRodeo probably coloured their judgement -- most of the launch games were complete garbage -- but I really wish they would do a deeper dive into it. Echo Combat was just released, Stormland is coming out pretty soon, Oculus is starting to consolidate their mobile and PC divisions with the release of a standalone headset, pics of Valve's new headset were just leaked a few weeks back, The Samsung Odyssey+ just came out and completely removes the need for external sensors, and there are lots of really great indie games that aren't just minigame collections.

Compared to the PSVR which has like 3 full, actual releases (Tetris Effect, RE7 and AstroBot) and is using tech that's nearly 2 generations old, I'm kind of baffled they see that as the more compelling option.

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Jan should be the one playing Kingdom Hearts

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@camwil: admittedly I don't know that I would characterize it as screaming but there was a lot of talking over each other with a seeming high percentage coming from her. Similar to last year when the whole team was together. It's disappointing because she can have often have great/funny stuff to say but it's harder to enjoy it when she just tries to force her way in on top of someone else.

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still cant hear Jason.

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Brad, the PS4 is absolutely busted open in that way. Saves have been hackable for a good while now. It's not as wild west this time as the 360/PS3 era, but with a copy of Save Wizard you can give yourself, say, nigh-infinite materials in Monster Hunter World, or more money than you can ever spend in RDR2.

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I just use rechargeable AA batteries for my XB1 controllers. If the controller’s dead then I just pop in new ones quick and I’m back playing quickly. PS4 on the other hand I have to play corded if the battery runs out during a play session and that’s just a pain.

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Jeff still wants to ride the Dumbo

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@itsahme: It's the name of the winter storm/blizzard that hit a lot of the upper midwest and great plains over the weekend. It caused a lot of flight cancelations, including the one Dan was trying to take from Kansas to SF.

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Jason, they did explain the conspiracy and the breaking of the seals and who was behind it in the first Darksiders game. We know who broke the seals and why as well as War's role in the conspiracy. From the wikipedia page "Abaddon was sent to hell and offered a choice by an unknown entity: to serve in Heaven or rule in Hell; choosing the latter, he becomes the Destroyer, and now guards the unbroken Seventh Seal. The Destroyer plans to lay siege to Heaven. Uriel leads the Angels against him and is defeated. The Charred Council is shown to have been aware of the conspiracy, but knew the Horsemen would not act without proof. Thus, the Council allowed the Apocalypse to start early, summoning War themselves, knowing he would track down and kill the conspirators to clear his name."

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Yes Vinny!
I just got back into the Pokemon Card game.

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"THEY BLEW UP GOKU? NOOOOOOO"

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It's just strange for me every time they start to talk about food. Pizza is not a healthy food for a grown ass man. Maybe it's just an american thing really ...

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I’m not sure for the rest of the Midwest but in Michigan we had one Hot Dog on a stick that was in our version of The mall of America.

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@deerokus said:

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I'm surprised and interested by the lack of nostalgia the squad have for the PlayStation or the interest they had in it at the time, maybe there was a difference between the US and UK there? PS1 basically single handedly made video games a pop culture phenomenon and most people in their 30s are probably very nostalgic for it. It's the NES of mid-90s UK.

Now I think about it, a lot of the classic games on the system were British in a way that never happened again after that, this may be related in some way.

Sure, most of it doesn't stand up well today, of course.

As someone who grew up in the UK during the 90s, I do agree that the PS1 had a pretty strong cultural impact in the country. Though I don't have much nostalgia to revisit it (outside of the music and 'culture' around it e.g. Wipeout).

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Did jeff just say cheese dick?

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Not that it really matters, but isn't Ben in his late 20s? The N64 came out in 1996 so he would have been 6/7-years-old. He definitely wasn't a teenager.