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Giant Bombcast 591: WOLF MERLIN WOLF

The Bombcast is back with field reports from Super Mario Maker 2, Teppen, and Apex Legends Season 2. Then we wade back into the ever-growing auto chess swamp, ask if Nintendo is falling behind the competition, and, in what must be a first, we deliberately avoid the topic of Juggalos.

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

Jul. 9 2019

Cast: Jeff, Ben, Jason, Jan

Posted by: Jan

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Nintendos online service is a joke, but I got it for Tetris 99 and MM2 so idk maybe I'm the asshoole.

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was there no video today?

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Oh great Ben is on this one. Guess I'll have to listen to a beautiful, homunculus human being that makes me laugh share his thoughts on stuff for a couple hours. Guess I'll leave a comment about it.

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janman  Staff • 

Hey folks! Some of our services for encoding and publishing videos are currently experiencing an outage so the premium and free versions of the video are still processing.

We don't have an ETA of when they'll be back up but we'll monitor the status so we can try to push those videos out ASAP!

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SethMode • 

Oh great Ben is on this one. Guess I'll have to listen to a beautiful, homunculus human being that makes me laugh share his thoughts on stuff for a couple hours. Guess I'll leave a comment about it.

Some of the people in the comments really fucking suck, and the worst part is they think they're providing "constructive criticism" or "just offering their opinions" when in fact they're just being dicks.

Also, I agree with you. +1 to Ben.

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@janman said:

Hey folks! Some of our services for encoding and publishing videos are currently experiencing an outage so the premium and free versions of the video are still processing.

We don't have an ETA of when they'll be back up but we'll monitor the status so we can try to push those videos out ASAP!

Was wondering why it said just over an hour. Thanks for the update.

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Compared to the first Mario Maker, the levels people are making in the sequel are so much better from the get-go. Really liking this game a lot!

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What the hell, is the episode really only 1hr 18min?! I don't mind it being short, but I'm just shocked since it's like always over 2hrs.

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Uh, there's no item combining in DOTA Underlords? What's Ben talking about?

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"I'm high on drugs." -Ben Pack, 2019

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Edited By Fram • 

RETURN OF THE PACK

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@dang3rdoom: I will see your "triple for a Premium Membership" and raise you a bajillion-gajillion Premium Memberships to put Ben on all content.

I win.

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bybeach • 

Don't know what it is, but without even knowing about the video issues, I really enjoyed 'listening' to a podcast', as opposed to necessarily watching it.

Also don't get why some people are being so weird and pointed, Ben covering the Fair was for me really funny and entertaining. And everything else seems good and fine.

But say it was otherwise, (for me), I (personally) do not see the point of being so publicly negative. Nothing commends it.

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Looks like it's gonna be a Tuesday with no Bombcast... like a Bigfoot sighting! You've heard tales, but never seen it yourself.

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Tr0n • 

In This Episode list should be spoiler tagged.

Cmon guys, basics.

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Pig in Blanket is Sausage wrapped in Bacon. Bloody Heathens

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The complaints about Catherine Fully Body Edition are being addressed in the English release. More info here. In short, the English release will not deadname a character in the credits.

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giant bombcast more like giant shortcast am i right? right?!

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Basing off the filename alone, Brad isn't there. No episode number, no podcast art, can't skip around or it'll break and restart. Great another bombcast I have to skip on my commute.

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@aproposshadows: Just a thought, but maybe try not to be such an ass about people who might read the things you write?

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Wow, first time I duck into comments on a podcast in a while and man, some people need to back their hate train up. You're allowed to have your opinion but show some decorum at least.

Common courtesy and common sense - lack the first and it makes people question whether you possess the second.

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Did everyone on the crew bounce off of Bloodstained already? They went from seemingly positive to not chatting about it at all this week. I 100 percented it the other day and it's feeling like a big game of the year contender for me. Would have loved to hear their full experience!

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Whoa this comment section is wild

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@tr0n said:

In This Episode list should be spoiler tagged.

Er, how is anything a spoiler in the Table-of-Contents equivalent?

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If you ask for a pig in a blanket in my home state of WV you'll get a hot dog wrapped with biscuit dough (baked, of course). We fancy.

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@bybeach: I've also found the audio only version more entertaining somehow. I think it's harder to focus on the discussion when you can see 2-3 people staring off into space and not moving.

The fair story this week was solid content. I could easily go without hearing about shitty mobile games as the medium has shown practically zero growth since its inception, except in its ability to extract money from whales for the least amount of effort.

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I think the thing that people don't realize is that when you hate on GB member X, you are only accomplishing two things:

Ensuring staff interact less with the community (most staff already admit they never read comments/chat)

Mods further limit free speech here (not really an issue right now, imo)

Like others, I've been frustrated with how the crew play games at times or the sound/video quality, but before I leave my opinion I ask myself if this will help them in anyway. Some GB/combos get on my nerves at times so I just don't watch that video. No need to leave a comment about it. Jeff isn't going to read your comment and think "Oh, shit! We should fire him/her!" He'll probably say "We need more mods and to mute that member."

I expect YouTube GB comments to be awful, but I expect comments here to be more thoughtful and constructive. This site works on the basis that GB crew are open and honest with the community. The community being shitty back to them only damages that. I'm aware it's a loud minority but this seems bad lately. Like Patrick Klepek joining levels of bad.

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They couldn't afford voices for Tom and Jerry?

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Starting the podcast out with 30 minutes of dumb shit is par for the course and that’s fine, but I really wish you guys would add timestamps. I love listening to the whole podcast, but sometimes I want to skip ahead easily.

Also, this episode makes me appreciate the way Brad structures the show and keeps it moving.

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Oh, no. Calling an announcer "shoutcaster"? Is this an epidemic among youngins in general or is it specific to certain degenerate corners of the internet?

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What's with all the hating on Ben in the comments? He's the best addition to GB since Austin Walker (damn I miss him). And if you are gonna be a hater atleast spell check your comments so you don't look like even more of a jerk. Just saying. :/... Also... FUCK SHITTY D-PADS!

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Do Americans not thank their bus drivers?

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@rich666 said:

What's with all the hating on Ben in the comments? He's the best addition to GB since Austin Walker (damn I miss him). And if you are gonna be a hater atleast spell check your comments so you don't look like even more of a jerk. Just saying. :/... Also... FUCK SHITTY D-PADS!

I like Ben quite a bit, my only complaint is more of a site-wide one where there is a lot of misinformation passed along during nearly any type of content they produce instead of just saying "I am not sure" or "I don't know". Far too many guesses about facts, other than that the site is great!

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I don't know if it gets corrected but you don't have to be online to playNES online games.

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Giant Bomb is literally so good, they ended the gaming section of this podcast with D-pad talk that is, seriously prophetic.

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@jaymorris@zoefromonline:

It seems to be a regional thing. Specifically, the bacon-wrapped variant seems to be a UK thing. Pretty much everywhere else a pig in a blanket is always sausage wrapped in a pastry or pancake. Bacon-wrapped sausage is more like "pig in a pig," anyway. And speaking as a meat-lover, and someone who's had it both ways, the pastry-wrapped variant is ABSOLUTELY superior. Something about that combination is just fantastically delicious.

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bruno0091 • 

@jaymorris@zoefromonline:

It seems to be a regional thing. Specifically, the bacon-wrapped variant seems to be a UK thing. Pretty much everywhere else a pig in a blanket is always sausage wrapped in a pastry or pancake. Bacon-wrapped sausage is more like "pig in a pig," anyway. And speaking as a meat-lover, and someone who's had it both ways, the pastry-wrapped variant is ABSOLUTELY superior. Something about that combination is just fantastically delicious.

You're describing a poor man's sausage roll, with your version of 'pigs in blankets'

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This thing really loses its way without Brad

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If you are Texas. You should try the kolaches.

I always thank the driver when I use VIA Park-N-Ride to go to school or Spurs home games. People should thank the bus driver. Unless they are super late, rude for asking for directions or decided to make a long pit stop on their route.