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Giant Bombcast 662: Turn the Musou Crank

We're settling into the new post-console-launch normal with more time on the PS5 and XSX and their games, the closing chapters of Yakuza: Like a Dragon, the million-moblin action of Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, Kingdom Hearts except a rhythm game, Street Fighters and Mortal Kombats old and new, Nintendo and the RIAA getting litigious again, plus the rarely seen but always refreshing three-mails.

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

Nov. 24 2020

Cast: Jeff, Brad, Ben, Jason, Jan

Posted by: Brad

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How dare you! Machine Gun Kelly is the voice of a generation!

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I actually *have* been meaning to watch Evangelion. Did Ben just spoil it? Do I still watch it?

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The Yakuza enemy you don't want coming to your party is definitely the Pornogra-Pharaoh

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base flavor mt dew is just orange juice, look at the ingredients. to correct the live wire people, that's the candy orange like fanta flavor of dew.

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Finally finished Watch Dog Legion and is was a step down from 2.

The twist can be seen miles away

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Re Street Fighter 6: And planning 3 games out before you've released the first...

I'm fairly sure Square did this with Final Fantasy IX, X, and XI just as FFVIII was coming out. I definitely remember grainy footage coming out of all three (in progressively less developed states) that must have been recorded at some event or other in 1999. That's AAA development for you.

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@cruel: No, he was basically meming. You're good dude.

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Jeff, don’t watch Evangelion.

You will thank me one day!

Also, I can’t believe the myth of Switch players don’t buy 3rd party games is still on.

Multiplatform games sell better on the Switch recently, especially in Japan.

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I'm loving the new MK11 movie skins. So ya is playable again!

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Melody of Memory is 100% just a 3D take on Theatrhythm. I've enjoyed what I played so far.

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The storage space on PS5 doesn't bother me at all. I'm always a bit mystified when I hear game press and enthusiasts complain about it. I guess it's more of a problem when you feel obligated to get every new game on day one (or pre-release, for press) and try playing them all at the same time? I don't think it's a big issue for "normal" use.

I survived with my launch PS4's 400-ish GB space for 7 years, without ever using external drives. It currently has 5 larger games (AC Ezio Collection, FF7 Remake, Ghost of Tsushima, Injustice, Yakuza Kiwami 2), 4 mid-sized games (Cities Skylines, Last Guardian, Yakuza 7 JP Demo, Guilty Gear Xrd), and 6 other smaller games. Total storage used: 285 GB. Also, I was only actively playing 2 of those. And I ONLY play on Playstations - no other games installed on PC/Xbox/Switch.

Granted, I do not play Call of Duty or any huge GAAS games.

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@peffy: GB is really into trash talking the new machines at the minute. I just ignore it.

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@peffy said:

The storage space on PS5 doesn't bother me at all. I'm always a bit mystified when I hear game press and enthusiasts complain about it. I guess it's more of a problem when you feel obligated to get every new game on day one (or pre-release, for press) and try playing them all at the same time? I don't think it's a big issue for "normal" use.

I survived with my launch PS4's 400-ish GB space for 7 years, without ever using external drives. It currently has 5 larger games (AC Ezio Collection, FF7 Remake, Ghost of Tsushima, Injustice, Yakuza Kiwami 2), 4 mid-sized games (Cities Skylines, Last Guardian, Yakuza 7 JP Demo, Guilty Gear Xrd), and 6 other smaller games. Total storage used: 285 GB. Also, I was only actively playing 2 of those. And I ONLY play on Playstations - no other games installed on PC/Xbox/Switch.

Granted, I do not play Call of Duty or any huge GAAS games.

It's not just the press and enthusiasts complaining about the storage space. I can only speak for myself, but I've seen others on forums I frequent and personal friends of mine lament the 500 GB size as well. Like, you even say that there are cases where that may be an issue. At least try to sympathize, man.

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evangelion's theme is better than evangelion but name an anime that doesn't apply to i guess

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eagerly awaiting jan's mayoral run

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what is this street fighter 3: third strike smack talk BS on this podcast I used to listen to and now am too offended to continue? I feel betrayed

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@jeff

If Jeff is going to make the bad decision to watch Eva at least watch the relatively inoffensive versions that are the 1.11, 2.22, 3.33 movie remakes. They're slightly less dramatic teen angst, convoluted, but also incredibly animated.

....but more importantly please don't watch any Eva at all.

or if you do end up watching please document that very premium experience.

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I looked up Brendan Fraser on datpiff and was really hoping to find him on there.

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Jason's right, fuck Nintendo. Melee is almost 20 years old, let people mod the game.
Nintendo keeps getting worse. With Iwata gone Nintendo is just another shit mega corp.

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Brad you don't need to be reticent or ashamed, you can like Age of Calamity all you want, it's a really good game. I know you carry enormous baggage from your time as Musou editor-in-chief, but you can be free now little bird.

All seriousness, I'm having a ton of fun with it. I'm playing on the hardest difficulty and it's challenging in the right ways. It requires that you use all your resources properly, and if you try to mash you get punished swiftly. The reason I think that is enjoyable is because of how much more Age of Calamity focuses on actual reactive combat encounters compared to the first Hyrule Warriors, which was just "be everywhere all the time, have a unit in the right place at the right time, if you don't you're boned".

Compared to the first Hyrule Warriors, combat is much more satisfying, characters have unique movesets that are way more interesting, and the art style and BotW aesthetic carries it a lot visually, despite the sketchy performance in spots. Although to be fair, it's mostly just the maps with grass.

I also am really enjoying the story. I think the direction they take it in is a lot more interesting than what it could have been, a 1 to 1 retelling of the memories of BotW would be boring.

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Don't listen to the haters, Jeff.

If you have any like or appreciation of Anime at all, then EVA is required viewing to get that true Anime experience. Like someone said, you can watch the (Not) movies, which aren't as dramatic, especially when it comes to the main character, Shinji. But I say watch the original series if you can, just to see what everyone is talking about. If its not your thing, fine. But such a classic Anime deserves a chance.

oh, and try not to watch the Netflix version if you can. The original with its music and original voice actors does matter.

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As for Street Fighter 6, I've been hoping they would borrow some of the art design from Arc System Works. You can get the hand drawn art style but the fun visual elements that comes with the new Guilty Gear and Dragon Ball Fighter games.

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Hiw can anybody say not to watch Eva. It's not just required anime viewing it. It's one of the most necessary viewing for anybody understanding niche culture. In the same category as Twin Peaks and Mortal Kombat in regard to its necessity to pop culture. None of these franchises are presenting original ideas. But they are ultimately the blueprint for creators moving forward.

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I support the "jeff watches Eva" movement. It's kind of like required viewing and real taste of what anime can be. Also if he does watch it he needs to watch The End of Evangelion movie afterwards as I see it as the true ending, and plus it's epic as shit. Still one of my favorites.

On an apparently less popular vote, I still think he or Dan needs to give "dragon ball z: abridged" a shot, it starts off a little weak but get to be super well made and funny within the first season.

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Whenever I think of Eva, at least in the context of GB, I think of the Pax East panel where Jeff asked if it's the show where (I'm paraphrasing) the characters 'wanna fuck they moms.'

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DRAGON’S DOGMA 2!!!

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@kazzerscout: I wouldn't go that far. Their complaints about PS5, regarding UI and storage options, are valid concerns, I just feel like they are maybe exaggerating the importance of those issues. And I do hope Sony gets firmware updates ready ASAP to fix those issues. I don't remember if they had major complaints about Series X/S.. I zone out when they talk about it because I don't care.

@azuregale: If you're talking about PS5, it's not 500 GB, it's 667 GB. People who use gaming forums, and people who are premium GB members like us, are the enthusiasts I was speaking of. I do sympathize. It would be lovely if every console had 2 TB (but the price wouldn't be lovely). I'm just saying, I don't think it's a big issue for "normal" use, by which I mean "average" use. I consider myself in the above-average use category, and I NEVER had a problem with PS4's 400GB storage. Would the majority of console owners need to have more than 4-5 big games installed at once? In any case, once Sony gets the expansion drive support/issues sorted out, this will be a non-issue (other than the added monetary cost).

@topcyclist: Nah, pretty sure the team, and other press people, are angry/disappointed about the storage right now, because I remember several of them saying they filled up the PS5's storage on the first day, and had to figure out what to delete. But yes, I absolutely agree with your overconsumption point. I limit myself to 3 "big" games at a time. I hope that 300GB games don't become the norm, though. Both Spider-Man games are about 25% smaller on PS5, probably thanks to SSD and better compression (Cerny talked about this in his lecture, IIRC).

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@jeff donny and marie osborne joke was criminally under appreciated.

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Edited By knoxt

One year ago this week, my father died suddenly of a heart attack- and it has been again without question the toughest year of my life; however along with all the other terrible stuff that followed, compounding problems for me and the rest of the world, but this website has been a constant. One of the more meaningful things to me was, after a year ago's cast, probably in some fugue state I mentioned the just-happened-loss in the coments, and expecting nothing but the usual type text>post to void>alone, Jan reached out in the comments to offer condolences and, of course, a lot of other commenters with wonderful souls followed suit. It's a comment, to a comment, on the internet, between strangers, but dudes and ladies of GB, I just want to say thanks again a year later, to Jan, the entire staff, and community for, aside from art, games, and my cat, being some of the most theraputic and helpful and even productive hours spent with all of you guys crackin' wise as I worked with the pandemic-casts going in the BG

GB infinite chat too for the lost sleep hours, allowing me to test out horrible jokes until- a laugh happened. It took nearly a year, but I've been laughing this last month- and I don't know, but if I had to guess, that's a good sign- and I can't be certain about the levels on which GB has helped me get back to that- all I know is that it has.

Thank you, no, really, GB, Half the reason I appreciate this site is that it too appreciates it's own community back just as much, down to individuals. That's pretty incredible, and I just remembered it's time to renew the sub :].

Good luck have batman.

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I'm typically not the kind of person neither that has to have 8 games installed to hop around with, but i will say that a key feature of the PS5, that Sony showcased in their pre-release video, is how easy and fast it is to jump from one game into a game with your friends. If you're that kind of person that has their own solo games to play but also wants to hop into parties with friends and play games with them, there's a decent chance that the storage limit will be hit. Same goes for Xbox and gamepass. Sure, you don't have to have all these games installed, but the intention is that you're amazed by the amount of games on offer and give multiple ones of those a whirl.

When both consoles actively suggest that it's users will be jumping from game to game, and one game can take up more than 30% of the usable space, i don't think it's too farfetched to be grumpy about the experience. However, it did lead to a good pricepoint for these consoles.

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Saying Evangelion is required viewing is like the lamest way to get anyone to watch that thing.

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I watched Evangelion recently, always heard stuff about it, but never watched it. I was wowed, it was really unexpected and really really good. Then I started watching theories, explanations, there's like multiple 40+ minute video essays about the show, and those are really good too.

The music and the animation is top notch also.

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