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Giant Bombcast 585: The Hentai Highway

Before E3 arrives, we spend a little more time dipping into the games of the day like Void Bastards, Mortal Kombat 11, and Dauntless, saying farewell to the Ouya, pondering decade-old buffalo sauce, and digging into that hot new fantasy show everyone's talking about.

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

May. 28 2019

Posted by: Brad

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yuri on ice IS yaoi on ice

ironically

also, is gematsu that obscure a publication that both casts refer to it so incredulously?

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uh

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Titles like this one make me excited for Tuesday evening

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TRUCK DAY!

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I really don't get why there aren't more yaoi and so on porn games. Make 'em! Peferably bad ones cause bad games (in the right way) often are the best games.

Sex sells. Video game industry is missing out. - Back to sleep I go.

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no premium video option?

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@yagami said:

I really don't get why there aren't more yaoi and so on porn games. Make 'em! Peferably bad ones cause bad games (in the right way) often are the best games.

Sex sells. Video game industry is missing out. - Back to sleep I go.

What makes you say its lacking? VNDB has 1,105 (1,018 rated 2.0 relevancy or above) yaoi entries, which tbf is less than the 1,960 (1,087 rated 2.0 relevancy or above) yuri entries (though, interestingly, there are more Male x Male romance entries (760, 691 2.0+) than Female x Female (620, 491 2.0+)). I imagine a yaoi VN is less likely to be localized than a yuri one due to fujoshi being less of a thing in the west (to my knowledge), if you're talking about english only.

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Yo! F GOT. I don't care for it. Can't stop stumbling into it no matter where I go. D:<

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Yay, more Mortal Kombat ...

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@s5n8k3: Everyone's trying to exploit search algorithms so it's fucking everywhere atm. I liked the show for the most part but I'm done as fuck with it now.

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The title of this podcast probably isn't the best for anyone trying to view/listen at work.

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How long is it until the premium video goes up?

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A Dark Souls-esque, George R. R. Martin influenced video game sounds amazing, I hope that it happens.

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I've got a raging throner for this one.

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a lot of sexual innuendo on this site lately... I thought we were a family friendly site...

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I remember in the early days of the internet seeing an article on a porn chess game where it was like Battle Chess except the pieces would have sex. I think it was a series of Something Awful articles that covered porn games. Can't imagine who that game is for. Who needs to get horny while playing chess?

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Helluva title/thumbnail combo

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yuri on ice IS yaoi on ice

ironically

That's the doujinshi. The show itself is shounen ai at best.

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Yeah Jason, how you going to get me that Raiden side art for $300, 99% to own the 1up machine

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Anyone have a link to that Mortal Kombat yell?

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oh @jeff, I got that Teenage Engineering synth you're talking about (the OP-1 I presume, not the newer OP-Z) back when it was $850 (or maybe $800?) and I love that damn thing. The interface is beautiful, slick, and has tons of personality. A few of it's limitations can be annoying once in awhile (don't let the built-in speaker fool you, I often used headphones or a even a little speaker I could wire to it to be able to hear the bass much better...one time I used that speaker to do weird feedback shit), but most of them are a lot of fun. The hardware is gorgeous and definitely solid/well-built. Learning how it works is super neat, the PDF manual out there is very useful. I'm no great piano player/musician, but I can knock out little melodic ideas on it. The sequencers (used for both synth and drum engines) are very fun to play with too...they even have a semi-useful/kind of insane one that works like an Etch A Sketch.

It sucks they raised it to $1300 when they did a new run or whatever, because they couldn't get the old parts at the same price (I think) and people were selling it second hand for similarly ridiculous prices, because there isn't anything quite like it out there. It's beyond all of those classic Casio toy keyboards, but still more limited than great full-on DAW things like Maschine, Ableton Push, Akai's stuff, etc. It exists in this super neat middle ground.

I definitely recommend their newer device, the OP-Z (cheaper than OP-1's current and original price.) It is not a "sequel" to the OP-1 but it definitely has some nice features and the sound engine to me is mostly more appealing (though technically you could record audio and resample it in the OP-1) and some other details I like. I don't have one of my own yet but my brushes with it have been rad.

I have one of their calculator-sized synths (Pocket Operator, which comes bare-ass but I got a rubber case for it) with the wild Game & Watch-esque displays and those, as you would guess are pretty fun too...maybe you could dip your toes in their world with one of those!

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What's up with 57:00? GB West moving?

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@brad: "What anime do you like if your into ballrom dancing?"

"Welcome to the ballroom" would be the most obvious one, but I actually doubt it was represented there.

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@cjschris: i think that was just Brad emphesizing how much can change in 1,5 years, not necessarily pointing to a tangible GB change.

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Mortal Bombat Kast

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The auto-chess is such a weird situation. Making competing products while working together. Anyway, I'll play a proper Valve auto-chess game! Sounds way more interesting than Artifact ever did.

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REALLY hope people don't get hung up on Giant Bomb liking what they want if they push hard for Mario Maker 2!

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Jeff's Funko tears give me strength.

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@yagami: There's a TON, but most of them aren't translated from Japanese

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Finally some Dreams talk! There are so many amazing things on there that gets buried because everyone clicks thumbs up on dreams that feature a character they recognize, eventually the real good stuff will surface easier. But Ike been making stuff I never thought I’d be able to make. It’s a great tool (and still only in early access!)

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Yes Jan!
I got back into the Pokemon Trading Card Game this year too!

And there's actually an item card called "Giant Bomb" coming in the next card set.

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The Hentai bus is jumpin' and everybody's comin'

New York through San Fransisco

No handchecks at this disco

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That Jeff death stranding poker face.. He knows!

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@mekani said:

@brad: "What anime do you like if your into ballrom dancing?"

"Welcome to the ballroom" would be the most obvious one, but I actually doubt it was represented there.

The plot of that show is very long in the neck.

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@janman I just got into the Pokemon TCG last week and was so stoked to hear that I am not alone.

I bought the Battle Mind theme deck at Walmart and felt so ashamed of myself that I had to use the self checkout. But then I crushed someone online with it and it felt so good.

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@jeff That Teenage Engineering synth you talked about is called the OP-1, and it used to cost $699, but ever since the manufacturer that produces the screen stopped making them, the price and rarity has shot up significantly (also not worth it at all at that price). The OP-Z, while doesn't have a screen, is a way better deal and arguably more fun/capable.

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@arkkazeal: I felt the same shame when I bought my booster packs.

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At the 54 min mark, you can clearly tell that Jeff has that special Death Stranding knowledge. I bet he's played it!

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@janman What was the Final Fantasy-Like VS game you mentioned on the show? I can't find it! Sounds rad.

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There are still plenty of delays happening in the movie business. Just look at the progress of New Mutants, or to a lesser extent Dark Phoenix.

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Really funny for an Overwatch League guy trying to act like the guy who cares about the integrity of esports when OWL is the most blatant attempt to milk the bubble for as much as its worth.

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The Night King!?

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@ghost_cat: AND you can hook up an iOS device to the OP-Z and use it as a screen!

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I am a HUGE fan of Wrath Unleashed and I've never heard anyone else talk about it.

When Ranking of Fighters first started I put a request in the comments for it. Wasn't sure if it was eligible because it's not a "pure" fighting game but I figure since stuff like Deadliest Warrior is on there it should make it on the list somewhere(near the top preferably lol.)

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I'm calling it now: even though Jeff, Brad and Ben all shrugged their shoulders, said "I don't know" and even went so far as to speculate that it might launch with next-gen consoles, they'll STILL say something to the effect of, "Yeah, we knew Death Stranding was coming out this year on the PS4. We had heard rumours." Every friggin time.

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I can perfectly recall the smell of my brother's dorm room when I play Mass Effect 1, because I was staying with him over a long weekend while he was in college and played through the game during that time. (I didn't have my own Xbox 360, so at the time it was the first time I had access to it.) It's not a bad smell per se, but definitely a distinct one.

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Lower framerates are not cinematic, please stop saying that. Or if you're going to, please specify what "cinematic" means, because those Fatal Blows and fatalities look much, much better and more impactful at 60FPS. They are objectively an improvement over the original release

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"All right, Jan, hit us!"
"I couldn't find it"
"WHAT THE FUCK"