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Giant Bombcast 704: Da Droid Become Human

On this episode we talk about Kena: Bridge of Spirits, taking pictures in Toem, more loops in Deathloop, determining what game is over and underrated, and MILK!

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

Sep. 21 2021

Cast: Danny, Jason, Jeff B., Jan

Posted by: Jan

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As always videos will take a hot minute to populate! Just wanted to get the audio up earlier for folks that only listen to the audio!

Alternate episode names:

  • BIG ROT
  • Smeagle Shots
  • Dildo Warehouse
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"Spice up the bunch with the D" was my alternate episode title choice.

Excited for the return of B-Mails and Voicemail Dumptruck!

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Love me a Jancast! Jan's already got that host energy in the bag. Super excited to hear we're getting the triumphant return of Ben Pack next week - looking forward to that too. Of course congrats and best wishes to Jeff G and the fam! Still a threat.

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Time stamps when?

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BACK THAT TRUCK UP BEEP BEEP

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I wonder if jeff will be so busy for the next few months that he wont play deathloop as much and come GOTY talk just kinda fall on the Meh side and be surprised when people fight for it. I heard its very dishonored and he didnt like that game.

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@topcyclist said:

I wonder if jeff will be so busy for the next few months that he wont play deathloop as much and come GOTY talk just kinda fall on the Meh side and be surprised when people fight for it. I heard its very dishonored and he didnt like that game.

I don't want to put words into Jeff's mouth, but honestly? If that's the way he does end up feeling about it, I'd kinda be with him. I don't know that I've ever turned on a game as hard or as fast as I've turned on Deathloop.

If you'd asked me after the first 5-7 hours of that game what I thought, I'd've been sure it would have been near the top of my GotY list. But after spending another 5-7 hours finishing it, I'd be surprised if it makes the list at all, unless it's for Most Disappointing. It's one of the most maddeningly frustrating wastes of a cool concept I've seen in some time.

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God damn some of those transitions lol. Great stuff. Jan rules. I want Jason to host one! But he probably doesn't want to, anxiety bros unite.

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Jan you did a really good job. This was a fun episode to listen to. A+

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This is what happens when you have a DJ segueing between topics.

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Youtubist.

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Cracking the Cryptic is the best.

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Jan killed it again as a host, fantastic energy this week guys!

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Came here to say, Jan was on fire in this episode.

Great show, everyone.

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Tiny hands are having a good month, they also heavily feature in this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1NdGBldg3w

No tinier hand, but it does feature tiny microphone.

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I love Jason’s heel turn as The Overrater, as well as the fear everyone is going to soon have of Jan’s powerful segues.

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@topcyclist said:

I wonder if jeff will be so busy for the next few months that he wont play deathloop as much and come GOTY talk just kinda fall on the Meh side and be surprised when people fight for it. I heard its very dishonored and he didnt like that game.

I don't want to put words into Jeff's mouth, but honestly? If that's the way he does end up feeling about it, I'd kinda be with him. I don't know that I've ever turned on a game as hard or as fast as I've turned on Deathloop.

If you'd asked me after the first 5-7 hours of that game what I thought, I'd've been sure it would have been near the top of my GotY list. But after spending another 5-7 hours finishing it, I'd be surprised if it makes the list at all, unless it's for Most Disappointing. It's one of the most maddeningly frustrating wastes of a cool concept I've seen in some time.

That's why I said I wonder, wasn't putting my stake that He must feel this way or something, lol. He definitely said verbatim in several videos that he did not like dishonored series much (hinted he was busy with personal stuff) so I'm not putting words in his mouth unless we're supposed to contextualize it that he liked it some other way in another video IDK (and had plenty of time to game).

Anyway, I can see your death loop take really...taking off lol. Most people scream about how good a game is online after first reactions, many do not finish them within the first week or so. SO most discourse is from a great first start which death loop has at least from the humor and so forth concept seeming "cool". Now dishonored were a stealth game and its disheartening to hear more takes from the general population, "from what Jan and crew or critics usually say" that the "good" thing about a new stealth game is that it lets you go "loud" if you want and you can reset, it's very "forgiving" etc. That works for most if not all gamers since From my experience pure stealth gets knocked points cause it's not loud. People prefer action and find waiting for guards etc boring (wish games would just have a toggle to speed up the world so guards walk faster). Kinda why Dan likes MGS vs splinter cell. MGS allows you to shoot out like a shooter, Splinter cell forces more stealth, which I liked in the first few games. Personally found the gun-ho approach of splinter cell's more recent entries annoying since i still try to go stealth and feel like I'm forcing my genera into a game that wants to sell to the shooter crowd.

The point is I hope death loop is more dishonored 2 even if some of the general public doesn't like the open stealth nature of dishonored. I never had that paralysis from choices dan and jeff said they have playing those games. I found you can unlock most of the abilities in one playthrough that you want and it's short enough you can replay to get the others, plus the many options to enter areas was fulfilling. Add to that YouTubers like stealth gamer show stealth can be fulfilling as action shooters if you play like hitman setting up situations and what not. bit of a rant but I hope I enjoy the game now that I'm seeing more sides to how good this 10/10 critical game is.

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Julia Roberts. Julia Roberts was in Eat Pray Love. I had to stop the podcast and come here to say this or I was going to die.

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And I second everyone on the Jan energy. If Jeff G. wants to step aside, I think he’d be a great replacement. He’s personable, has interesting opinions, and, let’s face it, he ain’t old (I’m 46 so it takes one to know one). I always like that he brings a totally different set of games into the mix.

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I'm glad that Jeff gave a shoutout to Cracking the Cryptic. And I too play Sudoku (and other numbers & logic puzzles) as a stress & anxiety reliever.

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...Return of the Dump Truck...holy shit

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I've been smiling like a butchers dog with that dumb truck!

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Great podcast! Thanks everyone!

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@janman has one of those dividers behind him they would give in school to write a test.

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@dannyodwyer hits it on the head ~ 1:08:30. The SEC doesn't care about sexual harassment. The SEC cares because Activision hid its bullshit investigations into employees from its investors. So executives who covered up the harassment were denying information to investors, who would theoretically be less likely to invest in the company if they knew about its toxic masculinity/party culture that enabled sexual harassment/assault.

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Great job hosting Jan

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Jancast

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Jan's having way too much fun.

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Ben Pack's return to the Bombcast is the best news I've heard all year 😄

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@unastrike you were killing it on this episode, had me laughing so much

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Jan just killed it. Great bombcast, can't wait for Ben next week.

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It'll be fun to hear from Ben again. Get him some of the hot Red Venture contract money to do Going Rogue season 2. Vinny available or willing to contract?

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@jerf Great shoutout to Cracking the Cryptic!

I love how you get into that community and suddenly you learn that they call puzzle makers 'setters' like they are 'setting' a trap for you to dismantle. And then he gets extremely excited about how the sudoku unwraps and he says typical british things like 'oooh.. simply stunning.. this is marvelous!' and you can almost see tears in his eyes being amazed by the genius behind it.

And you have like 'legendary setters' that are just friendly random old people from countries around the world. Like you wouldn't assume that there's a community that looks up to these people as brilliant minds :D

They also do other puzzles btw, and they have released a bunch of sudoku games on steam

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I don't usually post anything. But I just wanted to say that I'm excited for the Voicemail dump truck. Welcome back, B-pack. We missed you. Also, stop giving Jeff B such a hard time. Hockey is awesome... If I wanted to watch shitty football. I'd watch a lousy soccer match.

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Jan is in the top 5 humans of all time.

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Jeff Gerstmann in: Fatherhood 2

Edit: DUMPTRUCK HYPE

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Awesome work, Jan. I’m so excited about Ben coming back for this.

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To just repeat others, Jan killed this! :)

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Hey Jason I know a guy who makes Jason masks that you would LOVE!!!

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DUMPTRUCK

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@jerf I'm here to say that those of us from Delaware ALSO know what 'Mischief Night' is. I know our state barely matters. But, we know it. Well... at least North Delaware.

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Re: Timestamps. Someone in the youtube comments nicely put some up.

Gosh I wish they would tell me how much more a month I needed to pay to have them put chapters into these 2+ hour podcasts ala Nextlander does. I'd even just take "show me what to pay to get timestamps added officially/in the description for the pod....like literally every single other 90+ minute podcast I listen too/follow that covers a range of topics does.

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So happy to hear Ben is back! His weird ass humor brought me so much joy. Also, Ben's and Jeff's chemistry is magical.

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Killin it! Happy to hear about Ben

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I love Cracking the Cryptic. It's just cool to watch an expert solve crazy puzzles and love every minute of it while he's doing it. It's contagious

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Great news about Ben. Having him back on, in any capacity, really makes me happy - hopefully this time around he'll get the love from the community he rightfully deserves.

Also, Jan is really turning into a great host!

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This is probably unfair, but there was something about Jan, being an American, and not knowing about Wichita that threw off that whole overrated/underrated segment and his answers for me. As soon as they got to Witcher 3 I was like, 'yeah, dude like that probably would find it overrated' lol.