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Giant Bombcast 602: Easy Chicken

A zillion games came out last week and we're here to talk about like 12 of them! Let's check in on Apple Arcade's lineup, Link's Awakening, and Borderlands 3. Then let's get into the news... is Valve going to have to let you resell your games? Weird! The small Switch is out now. Weird! All that plus a Last of Us II release date on this week's Giant Bombcast.

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

Sep. 24 2019

Cast: Jeff, Ben, Jason, Jan

Posted by: Jan

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I don't know what that podcast image is but it looks tasty AF

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In regards to the Valve lawsuit, there's two things I can foresee happening almost IMMEDIATELY. Echoing what Jeff said, the Steam Market as we know it would no longer exist, and/or the economy would shift SIGNIFICANTLY. With everything being stupid expensive or stupid cheap.

Second, and a much more widely impacting result, steam sales as we know them will be gone. No longer will you see AAA games(that valve pays for) for $7. They would lose so much money(especially if people can then pay out to their bank accounts). Similarly, I bet we would see things like Humble Bundle change greatly.

I get it as a consumer rights thing, but for the community as a whole forcing Valve to do this is bad news for a lot of people. You're GOING to buy more games on Steam, so having that money in your wallet is sort of a moot point. As for reselling games, if you have games you don't want you've either got them for next to nothing(if not free) or likely got more than your money's worth.

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Damn, one hour and a half? This has got to be the shortest bombcast in years.

edit: oh wow, the bombcast item on the previous page (with all the podcasts) displays one hour and thirty minutes, when it's actually two hours and forty minutes.

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Is that thumbnail image the roll that Jaan was talking about. That is a gross amount of crab.

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Oh God! Is that crab?

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Jeff's rendition of trapped in the closet was pretty good

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No Brad to keep the guys on track? Ohh boy!

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Did Jeff ever talk about Gears 5?

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Oh wow. Jeff's Piccolo joke caught me so off guard. Something so specific we wouldn't have heard a year and a half ago.

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@janman the music video to "Trapped in the Drive-Thru" by Weird Al is animated.

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No Brad to keep the guys on track? Ohh boy!

NUMBERS STATION TALK!

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@unastrike@benpack RE: Daemon x Machina --

I thought you two would like to know - the "swarm missile" anime trope that you both love has a colloquial term amongst old school anime fandom: the "Itano Circus", named after Ichiro Itano, the renowned animator who popularized the visual while working on Macross and other shows like Space Runaway Ideon. Check this out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BzXfVgYCxWI

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@mrbubbles: Funny... I was thinking the exact opposite in that it looks Nasty. To each their own I guess..

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I can't believe Voodoo Vince came up again. My aunt and uncle worked on that game, and I thought it was really fun.

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get more sleep ben you are always tired

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Dai Bombcastu!

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Free Video audio is pretty blown out, kinda rough to listen to for long periods

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Hey @janman, the audio in the video versions sounds very blown out. A lot of crackling and spiking levels that makes it rough listening to. The audio only versions are totally fine though.

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Did people just forget CoD used to be Battlefield? Call of Duty United Offensive had big maps and vehicles. Still the best Call of Duty in my opinion, with one of my favorite multiplayer levels ever: Foy.

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As a consumer this sounds great and I hope the French government wins the lawsuit.

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Oh cool, we're gonna see some live commentary on The Last of U -- or listen to Ben's story I guess.

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Link’s Awakening is still my favorite Zelda, but also fuck the Eagle’s Tower

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It seems the audio quality is better on the free version than the Premium version.

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When you're on a chicken bender,

Grab a box of chicken tenders.

buck buck BUUUUCK.

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Audio is peaking bad on all the video versions. The audio only version is fine though.

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Oh no, I got bummed out just a tiny bit when you guys talked about the slow down and stuttering in Link's Awakening. I'm still really looking forward to playing it when I get the time, but that was a little disappointing to hear. :(

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@geirr said:

Oh cool, we're gonna see some live commentary on The Last of U -- or listen to Ben's story I guess.

No one in the room is a TLOU fan. Literally the only interesting thing they could have said, since none of them played much of the game or cared to remember it, is "hey its joel." Which they said. This is not the crew who are going to have much to say about new TLOU2 footage.

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true

@test0r said:

Audio is peaking bad on all the video versions. The audio only version is fine though.

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Oh man I am so Thankful Jan is on Giantbomb. Man the first thing that popped to my head when JEff mentioned MEchs+pokemon. I was like Wait i played that in Medabots ROkusho/Metabee Version for the gba, it was very good. Jan instantly: Medabots?!

Ty Jan Ty (you speak to me)

edit: Man this French court decision is so nuts. btw I also have Dota 2 beta access

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EDIT: The displayed duration is not correct. ... and you call yourself 'giant'.

Also, whoever is doing the release doesn't know how to name/tag the file, it doesn't even have the episode number in it.

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@the_nubster said:
@geirr said:

Oh cool, we're gonna see some live commentary on The Last of U -- or listen to Ben's story I guess.

No one in the room is a TLOU fan. Literally the only interesting thing they could have said, since none of them played much of the game or cared to remember it, is "hey its joel." Which they said. This is not the crew who are going to have much to say about new TLOU2 footage.

I saw "hey, it's Joel" more like a gentle reminder to maybe focus on TLOU2 instead of reading whatever was being read, since it's not often the crew interrupts one another so directly. Hell, he even said it again a minute or two later.

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Doing the sony presser during the podcast did not work at all. Makes for terrible audio content, and the sound mixing meant it made for poor video content too.

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@geirr said:
@the_nubster said:
@geirr said:

Oh cool, we're gonna see some live commentary on The Last of U -- or listen to Ben's story I guess.

No one in the room is a TLOU fan. Literally the only interesting thing they could have said, since none of them played much of the game or cared to remember it, is "hey its joel." Which they said. This is not the crew who are going to have much to say about new TLOU2 footage.

I saw "hey, it's Joel" more like a gentle reminder to maybe focus on TLOU2 instead of reading whatever was being read, since it's not often the crew interrupts one another so directly. Hell, he even said it again a minute or two later.

Jeff knows how to corral a conversation if needs be. If he cared enough, he could have more firmly directed Ben back to the topic at hand. Besides, a live reaction to a video on a podcast that is meant to be audio-first is bad podcast content.

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@geirr: Ben really had to remind people once again how much of an awful disaster FO76 is. Even though he has never played the game at all.

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I'm on android so I guess my opinion is irrelevant, but making you actually pay attention to the game and listen to the audio they created doesn't bother me in the least. I guess those unwilling to do so should have the option not to, but if you want to give a game half of your attention, there are thousands of phone games out there for you.

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Yow. What is up with the audio quality?

Sounds like someone eating a bag of chips.

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@geirr said:
@the_nubster said:
@geirr said:

Oh cool, we're gonna see some live commentary on The Last of U -- or listen to Ben's story I guess.

No one in the room is a TLOU fan. Literally the only interesting thing they could have said, since none of them played much of the game or cared to remember it, is "hey its joel." Which they said. This is not the crew who are going to have much to say about new TLOU2 footage.

I saw "hey, it's Joel" more like a gentle reminder to maybe focus on TLOU2 instead of reading whatever was being read, since it's not often the crew interrupts one another so directly. Hell, he even said it again a minute or two later.

Jeff knows how to corral a conversation if needs be. If he cared enough, he could have more firmly directed Ben back to the topic at hand. Besides, a live reaction to a video on a podcast that is meant to be audio-first is bad podcast content.

Well cherry-picking what to "react to" on video on an audio-first podcast makes it all "bad content" then, doesn't it? And throwing in a "Hey it's Joel" won't make audio people any wiser.
Of course I only listen to the video version, maybe reacting to some of the Sony videos is cut from the audio version.

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@tkbox: Oh right, no wonder it didn't stick to memory.

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@zoofame said:

Live reactions are terrible podcast content. Tons of dead air mixed with even more annoying cross-talk. It kills the momentum of the conversation.

I know chat was begging you to cover the Sony event but please stop doing them during podcasts.

This.

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Im sitting here watching Battlefield ape CoD, then CoD go and ape Battlefield.

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Small correction: Sony does allow games to override Spotify audio if they want, because Dark Souls Remastered does it and it's annoying. If I'm gonna bash my head against the wall trying to get past a certain section of level over and over I'd like to do it while listening to a podcast, but nah.

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+1 to no more live reactions on the podcast. It's bad content. If a stream is that important, do a proper live reaction video and record the podcast before, after, or around it. It's not like they haven't taken breaks that were as long as that State of Play before.

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Going to a news story during the biggest game of the stream lead to a weird listen, like that couldn’t wait 2 minutes? Ben just steamrolled through it

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One of the most boring podcasts they’ve had, and ultimately I don’t know how much longer I can keep consuming the west coast content.

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What on earth was the portion where they are commenting on a live streaming video? That was terrible.

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the best seasonal games are a new GOTY category.

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