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Giant Bombcast 691: Ska Wallet

We have formed a dark alliance this week to talk about Dark Alliance, Game Builder Garage, Cyberpunk 2077 coming back on PSN, a Pokémon MOBA, band fighting discourse, and even more!

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

Jun. 22 2021

Cast: Jeff, Matt, JERF, Jan

Posted by: Jan

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Wait it’s Wednesday already?? I could have sworn it’s still Monday

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had this on the background, and thought Jeff asked "did YOU ever dress up in a sonic costume" to Jan, and when he replied "kind of, more phallic", for a brief time, i had to live with the understanding that Jan was a porn star in his past

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I got my PS5 on launch day ordering from Sony with the email invite they sent when the release was kicking off, and I just got another invite to order one on the 23rd, maybe it's a sign that PS5s will be easier to get soon. Or anyone who wants one should check with friends who may have gotten one from Sony, if Sony's sending to people who already have one.

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Imma Fix Wolves

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Hey! Final Fantasy IX is my favorite of the series! =[

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jeff gerstmann go on cumtown

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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order didn't give me all my trophies again, I think it's because it doesn't need to upload/download the save via the game like FF7R/Miles Morales/Borderlands 3 had you do. It simply reads the PS4 save file without too much fuss.

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I had a level removed from Mario Maker because I called it "Sliding up and down Bowser's shaft". "Enter Bowser's tight back door" did stay up, though.

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Is the audio ok? Scared me when it popped a few times

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Cats are the best.

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Cumtown Bombcast crossover, when? Then go on Chapo.

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I've seen this sentiment that Sony was effectively "thrown under the bus" when CDPR said "hey ask them for refunds" and it always strikes me as this weird way to look at Sony as blameless in this whole debacle. They let that game through cert, they happily took peoples money knowing what it looks like. Arguing that CDPR probably promised that a day one patch would take care of it still means they sold a game that would be effectively broken for users that didn't have an online connection.

Make no mistake CDPR takes the lion share of the blame here for just not pushing this game back another full year but Sony fucked over their customers by selling it and then acted huffy and puffy about it when people wanted refunds for their broken product.

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I like Rorie's special guest.

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I don't agree that Sony was thrown under the bus. Sony let this game pass cert.

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@zinkn said:

I don't agree that Sony was thrown under the bus. Sony let this game pass cert.

Passing cert just means it doesn't hard lock or kill your console, has nothing to do with actually being good

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@garnsr: I also got another email from PS Direct saying I can order a PS5 starting today. So I hope you're right. And shoutout to Jan for finally being able to get one himself.

The GB guys must have been living in another universe, because FFIX was very well received as a throwback to the classic 16-bit FFs in terms of its art design, story, soundtrack, and cast of characters. At the time it was considered by many the best of the 32-bit era FF titles. Overtime it has now become debatable between the three, since a lot of love for FFVIII has recently surfaced. Personally, I liked all three and think FFIX was the best, with FFVIII and FFVII coming in close second and third place. But of course, the GB guys have made it no secret that they could careless about FF.

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Thank you, Bombers, for letting me get my Gizmondo story out to the world.

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I swam in high school, and the story they give about shaving your legs is mostly a myth. The weight is negligible, and the hydrodynamic benefits are mostly inconsequential. The real benefit is that your skin is more sensitive after the layer of dead skin is removed, which gives swimmers a better feel for the water. Personally, I always felt swimmers did it as a pre-meet ritual, and the benefits were almost entirely psychological.

For my part, I managed to avoid shaving my legs because no one I swam or played water polo for ever took it that seriously. It just always seemed like a hassle, and particularly in high school I already had an eminently mockable appearance; didn’t feel like adding to it.

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@judgementkazzy: oh hey, I used to work 20 feet from Tribune tower. They're now turning it into awful condos that no one will buy.

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Jeff talking about Jan getting him interested in pokemon, while I recently went out to a target and got a bunch of Pokémon cards and downloaded the trading card game online

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Thanks for buying Bruce Willis Jeff ;)

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Did they not install the screw into the stand?

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I shaved my legs for the first time just this week and honestly, totally recommend it. Feels great in sweatpants.

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Glad that Rorie thinks Dead Space 3 is the best one. That game is a great co-op game and is super underrated.

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@stanek1 said:

@judgementkazzy: oh hey, I used to work 20 feet from Tribune tower. They're now turning it into awful condos that no one will buy.

I get so bummed out when I walk past it now. Not that it was ever as pretty on the inside as it was on the outside, but it deserves better than this.

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@judgementkazzy: yep, it's a real shame. Love to have outside real estate companies come in and fuck with a City's historical look/skyline.

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The Aquabats would ruin KISS.

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I'm glad the country/city beefs are back, classic Giant Bombcast.

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Dead Space 3 analogous to Re6

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You guys have to double up some gaffers tape, put it on the PS5 stand, then attach it to the PS5. It won’t move anymore if you do that.

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The cast list is missing two - Rorie's cat and Jeff B.'s dog :p

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The PS5 stand seemed fine in the vertical position with the screw. The screw-less horizontal position is barely adequate, even if you aren't plugging in cables constantly.

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TMBG still makes music for adults. The kids albums are great, but not what they primarily put out.

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As someone who has always been a front-pocket wallet carrier, I cannot corroborate Rorie's claim about it rubbing off leg hair. My leg hair is in tact. Maybe your pants are too tight or something.

I don't get why everyone is dunking on the name Redfall... it doesn't seem particularly bad to me. It's not a good name, but I don't think it's bad enough to warrant all the takes I've seen about it. It's no Warface.

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shredded lettuce should never be anywhere near a burger. the only place I know who does this is McDonald's and that's only because they cheaped out on using leaf lettuce sometime in the 90's

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Monitor latency really isn’t that much better than a VRR tv is these days. LG OLEDs are down to about 5ms. They are really misinformed on this.

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The best thing about this new Dark Alliance game is that it prompted a re-release of the OG Dark Alliance game. Apparently it's out later in the year with online coop through Steam. Will be a fun nostalgia thing for me for sure!

@av_gamer

The way i remembered the FF9 launch, was that it released at an annoying time for that game. FF9 was released on 14 november 2000, while the PS2 released 3 weeks earlier. Sure, you could play that PS1 game on your PS2, but with launchgames like Ridge Racer V, DOA2: Hardcore, Timesplitters and Armored Core 2 i wanted to see what next-gen was all about.

Nowadays, people look back on that game as one of the better ones for sure and especially Vivi and Steiner are highly regarded characters.

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If you say 'Ska Wallet' really fast it sorta sounds like 'Skywalker'

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@garnsr: same for me. the most recent batch they had I joined the queue via the email and got one for my dad. Seemed they got all of the kinks worked out of the system they had as it went real smooth.