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Giant Bombcast 670: We Call It Cluedo!

The white smoke of GOTY has cleared, and what better way to truly kick off 2021 than with Hitman 3--and Danny O'Dwyer! Also: Frog Fractions, the Blizzard/Vicarious Visions merger, a KOTOR reboot, the Xbox Live pricing snafu, one very tall vampire lady, and half a ton of raw, unfiltered PlayStation.

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

Jan. 26 2021

Cast: Jeff, Brad, Jason

Posted by: Brad

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Saddam's dirty work, it seems!

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Love it when Danny can stop by. Thanks for making the time, O'Dwyer!

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Damn Brad is full Grey and Danny is Grey and Jason, What year is this?

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Edited By 99bajakid

I didn't have hitman2 on PC, so luckily it really worked out for me. I just bought hitman 3, and purchased hitman 2 for like 10 bucks at launch. Hitman 3 is freakin' amazing too, holy shit.

It's sad the PS5 cant run Hitman 3 in native 4k, it's a beautiful game.

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The Satellaview Zelda games are really cool. My dream is a Link to the Past collection for Switch (and this fabled Switch Pro) that included Link to the Past, Link Between Worlds (A.K.A. Triforce of the Gods 1 & 2) as well as the Ancient Stone Tablets game all rolled in there. But as Brad stated it is a bit harder than just throwing a few roms on a cartridge; You'd have to find a great way to repurpose all of that spoken dialogue into the game that was graceful and didn't require some real-time based nonsense. Maybe a simple text-only version of that stuff and a talkie mode? As long as the version of A Link to the Past does not have the shitty SFX (but could still have the newer translation) of the GBA version, I think that would be awesome.

That other one that is an "All-Stars" version of TLoZ1 belongs somewhere else, probably just on the Switch SNES Online thing with minor clean up. Call it Super Legend of Zelda or something.

While it is nowhere near as infamous, the Satellaview stuff seems to be up there with Mother 3 for Nintendo to bring back but they just don't for whatever arbitrary reasons when they seem to spend a bunch of time on nonsense no one asked for.

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Didn't Jeff say that they were hesitant to put Bastion too high on their GOTY due to their relationships lists in a podcast in just the last few weeks?

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@mamacint: it won best music, best debut, best download only game and was number 3 on the top 10 list in 2011

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KOJIMA x KOTOR ?

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I hate to break it to ya Jeff and Brad, but Resident Evil Resistance actually did quite well and is still played and supported today. So in the case of the Resident Evil 3 Remake, the attached multiplayer game worked out for Capcom.

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Was having a rough day but that episode really cheered me up, would love to see Danny around more too. Thanks guys!

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@av_gamer said:

I hate to break it to ya Jeff and Brad, but Resident Evil Resistance actually did quite well and is still played and supported today. So in the case of the Resident Evil 3 Remake, the attached multiplayer game worked out for Capcom.

What is your source for it doing quite well? Because according to Steam Charts, a tiny minority of people who bought the game even tried it and this month its peak is barely over 200 players.

https://steamcharts.com/app/952070

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Gonna say it now... play the escalation in Dubai if you have Hitman 3 Deluxe. So good.

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Yes! Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors' theme is fantastic! So happy Danny O'Dwyer mentions it. :D

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It's sad the PS5 cant run Hitman 3 in native 4k, it's a beautiful game.

Oh don't worry. The PS5 version still looks amazing according to Digital Foundry. But what does DF know anyway. Nice try though.

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Hitman 3 is so awesome. It's like they build every mission after a action/spy movie archetype.

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@99bajakid: Sony is marketing ps5 as a 4k / 8k console and it cant even run that game in native in 4k. Pretty funny.

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Knightrider theme song FTW!

also, Speedball 2 Theme song FTW!

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"We can't think of any games that didn't get the exposure they would have if E3 happened" seems like major survivorship bias.

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Speaking of Hitman 3, I have been having alot of problems with that game. Visual bugs, progression bugs and also the stuff they talk about on the podcast.

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Danny looks awesome with the gray!

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@murlin: I realize that sometimes they speak off the cuff about things but that one in particular sort of blew my mind a little.

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"Next-gen" sounds like an absolute joke so far.

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Best TV show theme songs:

Orange is the New black (never seen the show but theme song is pumpin)

Duck Tales

X-Files?

Chip N Dales Rescue Rangers

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Best TV show tunes,

Dr. Who

Knight Rider

The Sopranos

Batman TAS

MaGuyver

Simon & Simon

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I’ve yet to hear anything that gets you pumped more than the X-Men theme

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The best opening theme song for a show to me is the Conan theme song for the cartoon series. It gets you pumped.

@john_wiswell said:
@av_gamer said:

I hate to break it to ya Jeff and Brad, but Resident Evil Resistance actually did quite well and is still played and supported today. So in the case of the Resident Evil 3 Remake, the attached multiplayer game worked out for Capcom.

What is your source for it doing quite well? Because according to Steam Charts, a tiny minority of people who bought the game even tried it and this month its peak is barely over 200 players.

https://steamcharts.com/app/952070

I have the PlayStation version of the game, not the PC. And while I don't know the overall number of players on the PS, I can tell you from experience that when I was playing it, I could always easily get into a game, and I didn't have many player repeats; That goes for both survivors and masterminds. This was also months after the game came out. I got it during one of the many PS sales last year. And regardless, I'm sure more than 200 people bought Resident Evil 3 Remake. The Resistance multiplayer game is included, unless Capcom changed this and separated the games.

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It's driving me nuts that you can't shoulder switch the camera in Hitman 3. I really hope that's just an oversight that they will patch soon, because the game feels really weird without it. I'm so used to it being a staple in Hitman 1 and 2 that I thought the L3 on my PS5 controller was broken.

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I find it amazing that Blizzard has become so incompetent they need to absorb a great studio out of desperation.

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@duxa: Regina Spektor rules (OITNB theme).

That is all.

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Hey, it's Europe's Danny O'Dwyer!

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It's driving me nuts that you can't shoulder switch the camera in Hitman 3. I really hope that's just an oversight that they will patch soon, because the game feels really weird without it. I'm so used to it being a staple in Hitman 1 and 2 that I thought the L3 on my PS5 controller was broken.

Oh god me too, I almost brought it up but didn't want to sound too nitpicky. Why in the world they felt the need to remove that I have no idea, I used it all the time.

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@zinkn said:

Speaking of Hitman 3, I have been having alot of problems with that game. Visual bugs, progression bugs and also the stuff they talk about on the podcast.

Is anyone finding the game to look incredibly washed out? It's impossible to see any detail in some of the darker corners of Dartmoor, for example, just a flat ugly grey. I compared it on PS5 and Series X and it seems to be roughly the same on both. Setting the color space to full on the Xbox sort of helped, but of course that comes with its own set of problems on a television.

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1:29 I've been playing ONI during this podcast. Sad to hear they've sold to tencent.

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My daughter is about the same age as Jeff’s, and it’s simply goddamn INSANE how she motors through my phone if she gets her hands on it. I had to put it in airplane mode whenever she’s around because she called several local businesses from the lock screen. But I could seriously watch her for hours as she navigates to the search bar, types in stuff, and scrolls through the search results. It’s equal parts amazing from a design perspective and scary from a “how many accidental purchases is this portending” perspective.

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Bojack Horseman

Cowboy Bebop

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My PS5 also makes noise, a lot more compared to the XSX.

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Battle Royale is set in 1997

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The only silver lining of a staffer leaving is that we get more podcast guests to fill the void for a bit. Appreciate it's a big ask for the team to get people to carve out a few hours of their week for them, but would really like to see more regular friends of the site appearing on the Bombcast and Beastcast. Danny, Ron Funches, Will Smith etc. are all great whenever they're on.

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PSCHYE! That show had a banger intro IMO.

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In all the times Jeff interviewed Phil Spencer, he never once asked him why Xbox was the only console where online multiplayer for F2P games was locked behind a paywall.

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@av_gamer: On the Xbox, the percentages for the Achievements are very low outside of the tutorials.

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Just to clarify, Peter Moore was CEO at Liverpool, not the chairman. He wasn't involved in appointing the manager or anything like that, and in fact Klopp was in place before Moore joined. He was purely on the business side of things, so as Brad suggested he would have been responsible for endorsement contracts and things of that ilk. The chairman is/was Tom Werner of Red Sox fame.

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@ape_dosmil said:

Just to clarify, Peter Moore was CEO at Liverpool, not the chairman. He wasn't involved in appointing the manager or anything like that, and in fact Klopp was in place before Moore joined. He was purely on the business side of things, so as Brad suggested he would have been responsible for endorsement contracts and things of that ilk. The chairman is/was Tom Werner of Red Sox fame.

And I believe the main owner at Liverpool is John W Henry, who amongst other things is behind iRacing!

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@kiwillian: This kind of negativity is not needed :(

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@napstar said:

@kiwillian: This kind of negativity is not needed :(

I was just going to leave this but it's really bugging me. How is my comment negative?