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Giant Bombcast 599: Podcasts Are for Vampires

Some old friends show up in the studio to talk about playing the Avengers game, the greatness of Control, merging Destiny characters, new iterations of old arguments, and the week's fraught events in the game industry.

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

Sep. 3 2019

Posted by: Brad

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Amingo • 

Aww shit this is like when Goku finally arrives at the fight.

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49th • 

I don't trust this Jeff guy

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The return of 3 hour Bombcast

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Jeff, the Lifebringer, the Allfather

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Coming out of Fire Emblem, I was pretty sure that nothing else would top it for me this year. Then Control happened. Holy shit, what a game!

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Can someone help me I am looking for word of the tweet deck being removed or whatever, or are they fixing something? I like the small amount of Twitter it exposes me to and is a nice distraction sometimes p.

Where has the tweet dick gone!

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JEEEFFFFFF!!!! incredible to see you back!

Please follow in papa Vinny's footsteps and share father/husband stories. Some of the best content is because of those stories.

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See, Jan's PAX story about the little girl does confirm that PAX is the same as parenting :P

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Welcome back, Jeff. I meant to make an "RIP Jeff" joke when you took leave, but it still applies.

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Matt's mic is so freaking loud! Makes it hard to enjoy this episode as I have to constantly turn down my volume every time he talks. Wish you guys would do mic checks before or something to address issues like this.

Otherwise, great show. Nice to have Jeff back.

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Can someone help me I am looking for word of the tweet deck being removed or whatever, or are they fixing something? I like the small amount of Twitter it exposes me to and is a nice distraction sometimes p.

Where has the tweet dick gone!

https://www.giantbomb.com/forums/bug-reporting-33/gb-twitter-feed-not-updating-1871154/

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Man all this Control talk is really making me want to dump $60 on a bespoke 10-12hr single player action game...

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Why was Brad laughing at the oculus co-founder molesting a woman?

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🎉JEFF🎉JEFF🎉JEFF🎉JEFF🎉🎉JEFF🎉JEFF🎉JEFF🎉JEFF🎉🎉JEFF🎉JEFF🎉JEFF🎉JEFF🎉🎉JEFF🎉JEFF🎉JEFF🎉JEFF🎉

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@ripelivejam: it's one of the best games I've ever played. One of the few games I will play again after finishing because the moment to moment game play is so exhilarating and immensely satisfying to smash everything. The hype is real.

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They mention doing an after show- did that ever happen? I can't seem to find it.

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@frytup: thanks I kept searching for info and this eluded me prob because it's from a week ago. It's the only exposure to social media I really get is reading their tweets so I miss it in a "I don't engage in social media but whatever" kinda way.

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@pinballrj said:

Why was Brad laughing at the oculus co-founder molesting a woman?

Sometimes a person laughs at something horrible because it provokes an intense emotional response and laughing is more comfortable and less vulnerable than crying or shouting.

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So glad to have Jeff back!

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I really liked Jeff at the hotspot. He is a great addition to the team. :)

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@olivaw said:

@pinballrj said:

Why was Brad laughing at the oculus co-founder molesting a woman?

Sometimes a person laughs at something horrible because it provokes an intense emotional response and laughing is more comfortable and less vulnerable than crying or shouting.

Nervous laughter at how obscene and brash someone's actions are should not be misconstrued as condoning it. Behavior that is way past acceptable feels absurd and can cause someone to laugh or chuckle at how ridiculous the actions are.

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I don't know about this new Jeff guy. We already have a Jeff on the Beastcast. Having two might be confusing for some folks. We should call this new one Brett.

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In the off chance that Jeff reads this given his currently busy lifestyle and hasn't already heard about these, you can get cat claw covers. A popular brand is called Soft Paws but there are tons of options that might be better. They're little rubber covers that come in various sizes that you can apply over your cat's individual nails to stop them from scratching, and shouldn't cause any problems as long as they're the right size, so they won't impede retraction or mess with their movement at all. They last a few weeks and come off naturally as the nail grows.

They were being pushed heavily by vets and the animal shelter in my town because they're trying to put an end to outdoor cats due to how much damage they cause to bird populations. They're a popular temporary option for outdoor cats to at least get used to being indoors. I definitely think there's better options for most people in terms of protecting furniture and all that in the long term (proper training), and if your cats are real outdoor cats that roam for hours and get into fights and stuff, you don't want to leave them defenceless, so they should keep their claws.

But if you're concerned about the baby getting injured it might be worth the peace of mind until baby Gerstmann gets a little older and the cats get more used to being around the baby. If you're unsure about application or correct sizes I'm sure your vet or even some pet groomers could help you out. But again, it's not right for every cat so really you'd know best.

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Of course the first Bombcast with Jeff back has me in tears...

And yes, please sign me up for your Bond game about fuckin'.

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I learned to drive in a manual transmission car, drove it for about 6 months, and never drove a manual again. When moving to an automatic, I never thought about it, I just used my left foot for brake, and my right for gas. EVERYONE who ever notices, knocks me for it, but I have literally an impeccable driving record and have never had a problem result from it (unlike most of the people who would knock me for it). Plus: https://www.yahoo.com/news/why-most-drivers-should-brake-with-their-left-foot-115959573142.html

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Welcome Jeff, the new hire!

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I am glad Jeff's back. That said, he seems to be overhyping Control. It didn't seem that great in the quick look, neither in the gameplay videos I've watched.

Also if your PC sounds loud, it's most likely because your fans are old and in need of replacement and not because the components are old.

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@sintes said:

I am glad Jeff's back. That said, he seems to be overhyping Control. It didn't seem that great in the quick look, neither in the gameplay videos I've watched.

I think it's one of those games that you have to experience for yourself. That's my takeaway, at least.

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This is the first time I’ve agreed with Jeff so much on a game in a while. Control just took RE2’s place as my GOTY and will probably keep that since there isn’t much else I’m interested in this year.

Also, the crew really handled that serious discussion admirably. Everyone has their own stories of personal tragedy and you hate hear about these stories of abuse, yet it’s important to acknowledge and call out shitty behavior. My heart goes out to everyone involved who is going through turmoil.

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@sintes said:

I am glad Jeff's back. That said, he seems to be overhyping Control. It didn't seem that great in the quick look, neither in the gameplay videos I've watched.

Also if your PC sounds loud, it's most likely because your fans are old and in need of replacement and not because the components are old.

A new card with raytracing is probably one of the reasons.

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If anyone needs that QVC2 footage I can hook you up.

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Man all this talk about Control makes me even more mad about them keeping it hostage on that crap store. Can't wait to play it next year.

Welcome back Jeff!

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Jeff looks BEAT. Welcome to fatherhood buddy.

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Listening to the allegation story was very frustrating. They all seem to talk about it broadly and have conversation around it, which makes it hard to actually know what they are talking about. Have they come in support of these women? Have the condemned harassment online? Have they talked about mental health which they all suffered before and after?

I have no idea

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@giese333 said:
@olivaw said:

@pinballrj said:

Why was Brad laughing at the oculus co-founder molesting a woman?

Sometimes a person laughs at something horrible because it provokes an intense emotional response and laughing is more comfortable and less vulnerable than crying or shouting.

Nervous laughter at how obscene and brash someone's actions are should not be misconstrued as condoning it. Behavior that is way past acceptable feels absurd and can cause someone to laugh or chuckle at how ridiculous the actions are.

Yes, to be abundantly clear, this was a "taking bad behavior to the point of absurdity" sort of thing. Groping someone is bad enough, but groping them when they're quite literally blindfolded is just... what?

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Wolfenstein: Youngblood had short missions. Checkpoints weren't really needed.

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Yeah! Nice to hear that Jeff is enjoying Control.

And the iTunes feed is still broken by the way.