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Giant Bombcast 724: Gaba-Ghouls

This week Jess talks about her preview with Ghostwire Tokyo, Jeff takes shrooms in Dying Light 2, getting old in Sifu, and we breakdown this week's whirlwind of news!

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

Feb. 8 2022

Posted by: Jan

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janman  Staff

Apologies for how late this went up, videos should be up very very shortly!

Alternate names were:

  • Basic Parkour Principles
  • Invest in Pipes
  • Gaming Racists
  • Weird Old Men
  • Block Chain Pivot
  • Amico Defense Force
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@janman I'd rather you attend your personal stuff first. Bombcast video can wait.

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You’ve nothing to apologize for, Jan. Family and friends come first. <3

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I'm definitely enjoying this version of the theme song. Much more fully formed, I guess, than the previous version. Thumbs up Vektroid!!!!

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Love the new theme. Great show ya'll!

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"In The Corn Zone" also could've worked.

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Here in the midwest we call them BUTCHERS, delis are just the counters in grocery stores that do meats/salads/etc

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No worries, Jan! Also, the new theme is sounding better! I can hear the core tune throughout more easily now.

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Intro is just pure noise now, what happened

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As Bakalar and Jess could probably tell you, Staten Island is secretly really New Jersey. Hence the shared expertise on Italian deli meats.

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Don’t really care about the intro in podcasts and it’s okay I guess but this is all of a sudden mixed way too loud in comparison to the rest and my ears almost exploded. Since I’ve got problems with my ears already it would be great if the Bombcast wouldn’t destroy them more thank you.

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I´m sorry to say it, because people worked hard on it, but the new theme is extremely annoying.

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@donpureevil: Yeah, not entirely sure what they are going for. Must be some sort of new genre type I'm not aware of!

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New theme is great! Carrying the motif across the whole thing makes it feel much more familiar without compromising the vibe. I said it in another thread but it sounds how Nidhogg 2 looks and feels and it is awesome.

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Thanks, Jan!

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Jan does need to apologize for the Machine Gun Kelly thing. Jeff is 1000% right it's time for Bad vs Evil 2

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As a former resident of Champaign-Urbana, Jess is absolutely right about the difficulty of finding Boar's Head meat there. It's bizarre! I think I remember finding a Schnucks on the Champaign side that at least carried the Boar's Head peppered salami. I can't remember if they also carried the deli meats, though. It wasn't convenient for us to go to compared to our nearby Meijer.

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I had no idea that’s what ghabagoul (sp?) is.

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Royce da 5'9 seriously doesn't get enough credit. Dude is amazing. Book of Ryan got completely ignored. Cocaine and Power are two amazing and impactful songs.

Then his next album starts with anti-vaxx shit. Dammit man!

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ARCADE PIT WEEKLY FUCK YES!!!!

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Have you considered that your theme song should be music instead of just random noises?

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What plays in my head every time I hear the word "gabagool."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZp6zxh2yjE

Also +1 for the theme song if we're doing this debate again.

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Hey Jason, I live within walking distance of The Big Chicken. If you wanna grab some tendies and mac n cheese, hit me up.

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I can’t believe how many of you don’t seem to understand that GB sought out a musician whose cover of the Bombcast theme is pretty much the aesthetic of Hypnospace Outlaw/Cruelty Squad put into audio form.

It’s like you aren’t even paying attention.

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My hack for working out: "Treadmill shows" find a show you want to watch or rewatch without your significant other and only allow yourself to watch it on a treadmill. Walk, run, anything in between doesn't matter but if you want to see what happens next you gotta get on the treadmill.

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In Metro Detroit, Boar’s Head is here in most stores, and most grocery stores have a deli.

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Man, the Eminem disrespect is getting mad lately. MTBMB side A and B are great. & couldn’t disagree more about the good for 1 listen thing. Maybe that’s the issue you’ve got? I actually didn’t like them first time but they’ve grown on me over multiple listens to where I’d actually listen to it over his old stuff now. Always a sign of a great album for me.

I wouldn’t say no to a new Bad Meets Evil album still. Royce is the man.

Also Eminem beat MGK so hard he changed genre. So that was a weird take. I actually though MGK’s diss track was pretty good though to be fair. Better than Nick Cannons for sure.

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Jan, MGK definitely lost to Eminem because he stopped rapping.

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@mfnick: uh huh

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWnqzQFGH5A

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Here's the best explanation for the "gabagool" Italian accent:

How Capicola Became Gabagool: The Italian New Jersey Accent, Explained

tl/dr: Most Italian Americans in NY/NJ area are descendants of Southern Italians who immigrated in the late 1800s/early 1900s. At the time Italy was unifying as a country and the Italian language was unifying as well, but those changes weren't complete. The unusual accent is a version of regional dialects that were spoken at the time.

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All aboard the last train to Trancentral

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Welp, I guess I'm old now as even thought it seems to be less painful to my ears, the new theme still seems like just noise to me.

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I didn't know who MGK was before the Eminem beef and I am currently an MGK fan.

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wowwww I haven't thought about Happy Puppy in like 25 years!!!

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@eye_writ said:
@gbstu123 said:

Welp, I guess I'm old now as even thought it seems to be less painful to my ears, the new theme still seems like just noise to me.

Theme song remix sucks. Glad the scenesters and midlife crisis dudes are enjoying it.

Oh good, the edgelords have weighed in too. Looks like everybody's got an opinion on the new theme.

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The new theme.... Oof

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Pistol Whip and Thrill of the Fight are other great VR games that give you a great workout. I would think Jeff would really dig Pistol Whip.

What Tommy and crew were aiming for is/was? admirable. It's just hard to release a console when you aren't a massive company. I once wanted one, but with the price hike and the lack of games it turned to a no. I love retro games getting modern versions and thought it would get a lot. I do hope it manages to make it to market though. I would hate to see all that R&D on a new console, and it does seem rad with the controllers, be thrown away.

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It’s so weird because Jeff G. Is and always has been my favorite BombCaster but he hates everything I like/love 😂😂

Thanks for the content y’all!

Jesse from Oklahoma !!

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You can use any Chromium (or WebKit) browser to play Stadia games, so Edge works fine. No need to actually have Chrome installed.

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While discussing American locales for the next GTA, as much as Hawaii is an interesting possibility, I think they’re really overlooking Texas. It would have to be a bit like San Andreas where they include multiple cities and fudge the driving distance to make them closer, but I think a GTA 6 that featured Houston, San Antonio, and Austin all within reach of each other could be an interesting setting for the game. At the very least, I’m sure the Rockstar devs would be eager to skewer Texans, since the exaggerated Texan seems like such a major American archetype in international fiction.

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Can't believe they ended up talking about a corn zone but no one made a cornhole joke. Was perfect for it.

To me, Dying Light (the first one) was first and foremost a co-op game - had a lot of fun parkouring and grappling around the city while bashing in zombie heads with a friend. But it wouldn't have been nearly worthwhile playing alone. (Although, side note, it did have a couple of frustrating missions that forced you to play alone for no good reason. Those missions were dumb as hell and really ground the fun to a halt IMO.) I get that Jeff G simply doesn't play games that way, and I'm sure there are people in the audience that appreciate hearing whether or not these types of games are worth playing solo. I do see the value in that perspective. But it's weird to not even address the co-op part of the game other than saying "the game has co-op too." Because I think it's what the game is intended to be. Just seems like a blindspot they have.

Ah yes, Detroit, famous for... not being a city? What? That made no sense.

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Damn Jeff, I love Relapse. I loved Eminem going back to dark humour. Recovery and most of his albums after were a mistake.

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New theme is a bit jarring but I will probably get used to it.

More pit on giant bomb is very exciting. It was a great combo last time!

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its so annoying when they talk about NFTs. Its pretty hypocritical to talk shit about NFTs when your whole job is streaming video.

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cool music is cool and so is the intro theme

honestly i am scared of the idea of rockstar being like "this time the protagonist is a woman" just because i am scared of the idea of rockstar writing women or about women because i am scared of rockstar writing anything because rockstar is bad at writing. but the only enjoyment i have had from a rockstar video game is wandering around the detailed worlds avoiding anything and everything the video game actually wants me to do so maybe they shouldn't listen to me.

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in between bombcasts i forget that they changed the theme song to penis music so every time im like "this isn't the bombcast wtf"

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