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Giant Bombcast 579: BATS NOT BALLS

Sony details the next PlayStation out of nowhere and it isn't even the most contentious topic of the week! Respawn's Star Wars, Janina Gavankar's Horizon leak, genuine Sanwa parts: this podcast has it all.

The Giant Bombcast is the world's most beloved video game podcast, and now it's available in video form.

Apr. 16 2019

Posted by: Brad

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D: that animated background!

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Animated podcast art: Truly we have entered the next generation

Also that thing is so dumb I kind of love it.

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We don't get enough animated backgrounds on this site.

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Ball vs Bat

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we should just replace all of our trains with tiny underground tunnels built by elon musk. problem fixed.

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FYI: Ray tracing is already in UE4 as of 4.22!

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the one time I play the non-video version and it's worth it.

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that thumbnail moved, I must be trippin'

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Here we go with the constant buffering again...

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Sigh... I can't watch this anymore. Too much damn buffering...

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@russha: I'm in the middle of building a scene to test it out, right now!

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Maybe I'm hearing disdain that isn't there but man it bums me out so much hearing them talk about legal weed like it's a bad thing. It's like yeah I guess I should just say fuck it and give into big farma and the opioid epidemic instead of using a very natural remedies that works very well for my pain/health ?. Sorry if I'm reading to much into it but it makes me sad to think reefer madness is still a thing in this day and age.

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Don't mess with trains freinds.

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As someone who used to live near train tracks: DO NOT mess with trains.

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a young girl just died in my town from not looking for a train at a crossing.

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Bats not knives.

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People like to shit on friend codes but who's laughing now? Not JeffGerstmann69, that's for sure.

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That thing is gorgeous.

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I will never give up Disc Jam

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Oh man, Midway get on it and release a BOOMSHAKALAKA arcade stick for 4 player NBA JAM.

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Ben can wear the Capcom Home Arcade around his neck like Flavor Flav. He'll be the coolest dude at Evo.

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So happy that PSVR will be compatible with the PS5 and that VR is a big deal for Sony going forward. I was afraid they might release a VR HMD in like 2020, which would be a year or two before the next huge leap in tech would be available for affordable HMDs... Tech such as very high res screens and wireless tech. Them maybe planning for 2022 would mean we get a seriously high quality HMD that we can feel great about for years to come, like when we buy a good TV.

We might even see varifocal lenses at that point, and almost definitely eye tracking.

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I would hang that CAPCOM arcade stick on the wall.

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Gerstmanning is surely the best solution

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If it could house an IL Eurojoystick I'd be interested in that arcade stick...

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@cyrusraven: I think their issue is mostly regarding the people who are way too into weed. That's at least the vibe they've usually projected.

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Fun fact - most of the Palm trees in L.A. aren't native and are dying off due to disease/parasites. They're too expensive to replace so most won't be around in a few decades.

As they consume a shitton of water from 100s of feet around them and don't fight pollution like actual trees. Fuck a palm tree.

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I may have missed it but it didn't sound like they mentioned the PS5 would have a physical disc drive as well.

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Adding a sword hilt to the Capcom console sounds a bit silly....

But you could definitely add a guitar strap to that MFer and swing it around like a sweet-ass keytar!

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Sony can't say, because if it causes worse problems than they thought customers will be pissed. BTW, there is NO WAY to test all those games and find every potential issue. Sony doesn't know.

The big dumb Capcom logo is awesome.

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@cyrusraven: Medicine is great. There's just no other 'medicine' that has a really annoying fan club that thinks it cures every illness, that thinks people that aren't sick should use it, that gets mad any time people don't like it, has a frankly pretty ridiculous culture around it, etc etc etc. And if you want to say "that's not me at all" then great. You're not part of the reason people like me (and maybe some staff on this site) have small to negative enthusiasm for legal weed. You just don't crowd out the people that are shitty about it.

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The part about the giant Capcom logo felt like listening to an old school Bombcast segment from the basement era, felt really good.

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Jeff talks about how the PS5 is backwards compatible and how that will help keep people in the PS Ecosystem because they've already spent money. I would've agreed with him if it weren't for what happened with Microsoft going into this gen.

Clearly enough people jumped ship, including myself because of their colossal fuckups. I spent thousands on Xbox 360, from physical/digital games, DLC, Xbox Live and of course multiple repairs/new 360's. Bought a PS4 on launch and never looked back.

I doubt anyone will ever repeat the disaster that was Microsoft this gen, but you never know. I mean they wouldn't launch a disc-less Xbox One at too high of a price right?

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@elite49: The Xbox One backwards compatability was only introduced two years after launch though. It had already lost most of the potential transitional benefit as people had already made their choice without the feature being in the picture. It's a very different story when it's there from the start.

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absolver on the issues list for psn name change? nope. guess i'm not a'changin it.

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@charaznablecustom: That's part of the problem though is all I'm saying. Fuck the culture around the substance both the "dead head" this is the only thing anyone should be doing and the near 80 years of "reefer madness" propaganda. An adult should be able to look at this substance and say could this help me physically/mentally and fit into my life in a healthy way. Then try it if they want to and either say yes it does and continue use in a way that helps them or say no it doesn't or no not for me and discontinue use without any stigma around it either way. When someone bases there opinion about this substance purely based on the "culture" or propaganda around it that's just ignorant and harmful either way. One should use there own judgement about where and if it fits into there own life.

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@cyrusraven: Yeah, but you just did the same thing about opioids.

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PS5 + Sony Vaio = PSV....

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@jetlag: Maybe but you don't see people dying/wasting away with cannabis use so...

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Why would "Esketit" be controversial isn't that just Lil Pump's way of saying "Let's get it!" How is that in any way inappropriate unless you are like extremely adverse to hip-hop culture infiltrating your company ... which seems possible with CBS.

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After hearing the podcast, I wasn't expecting that capcom fightstick whatever it is to look so....unremarkable?

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update on my Space Jam-related insolence: I was not kicked out of the house (I've got my own place), but I did expect my dad to pull over and somehow turn the seat of the car around so we could "rap" about how drugs are bad.

also, sorry for burying northern Cali! I grew up in some of the scuzzier parts of Sacramento and wanted to poke fun at the abundance of illicit substances in my childhood, but that was probably more who I grew up around, rather than where.

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@jetlag: Plus I have had opioid prescriptions in the past and I know how each one effects me personally and I would choose the plant over the pill ever single time.

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@cyrusraven: but you're still doing the same thing. Your pointing out the bad things about it and ignoring all the people who basically can't live without it. And you know pain, right? Well weed doesn't work for everybody. And opioids give a lot of people their lives back.

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@jetlag: Fair enough I understand if your situation calls for something stronger than weed mine does not. I just want people to have more choices than either aspirin or opioids you know. Weed falls nicely into the mid spectrum for a lot of people.

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How did this episode not get titled "Goku Bulgogi"

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I love when I send an email and don't proof it. Whoops! Sorry for the typos! It was very much typed in a feverous "they gotta know how cool this shit is!" as soon as I got home from a long day at work. Ah well.

Tetris 99 is rad regardless and it's great that you guys are still playing it.

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Whoa, wasn't expecting a PSA. Telling people to not race trains is an absolutely necessary thing, now, but I was surprised to hear it here.

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From playing HQ for a while (and only winning once, less than a dollar), I can clarify a couple things.

- They launched an HQ Sports, with a regular female host, with the typical prize being $1000.

- They also launched HQ Words, at least in beta. It was Wheel of Fortune-esque. Another regular female host, another $1000 prize, but mainly split between the top three finishers that can guess the words the fastest. I dropped that game hard when one of the words, the clue being Jobs, ended up being INFLUENCER.

- Both of these games launched within the normal HQ app.

- I've come across a number of HQ clones from other companies, but none of them really gained the traction of the original. I played one for a while, but they had a season finale of sorts and went on a break. I never returned.