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Quick Look: Dawn of Man

Join the GBE crew as we travel back in time to the Paleolithic Era and learn a thing or two about history along the way.

Sit back and enjoy as the Giant Bomb team takes an unedited look at the latest video games.

Mar. 21 2019

Cast: Alex, Dan, Abby

Posted by: Abby

In This Episode:

Dawn of Man

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Dan’s History Timeline:

Caveman - Renaissance - Present

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I want Dan as my history professor.

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I feel like I've learned so much via Dan questions

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Giantbomb science strikes again!

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"Did cavemen ever ride horses? Did all cavemen live in caves? Were cavemen the Renaissance?"

"They had math and palaces in 2000 BCE."

"BUT WAS THAT BEFORE THE RENAISSANCE?! Hey did they have horses and catapults in the Renaissance? Would it be legal to name my kid 'Gorkel' without any last name?"

The only way this video could be more Peak Dan is if he stopped midway through to eat popcorn out of the trash.

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Alex: There's a whole tech tree in he-
Dan: Get Tesla tanks!

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...Dan's knowlege of primitive man seems to be based solely on Planet of the Apes...

...and now they all seem confused about what BCE/BC is. This hurts my history loving soul.

And yet, I'm still watching.

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Pangea!

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Dan is the reason why Let Me Google That For You exists.

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Morn of Dan

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was the renaissance BC?

We need a series built around specific topics Dan knows literally nothing about, and videogames that teach him

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Googling in the middle of a quicklook is a great idea to counter Dan's inquisitive soul.

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Dan is doing a bit, right?

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Oh my god

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Dan, instead of going to see wrestling, go to a museum, any museum. Jesus Christ.

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I was cracking up watching this because of my 10 year old's frustration at Dan's ignorance of human history.

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This reminds me of Banished

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All meat's good, says the man who lives off of movie theatre hot dogs and pop.

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You don't get to laugh at Dan asking if the Iron Age is the same as the Renaissance when you just asked if Pangea and the stone age were at the same time.

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Dan is dumb yall, and shame on Alex and Abby not being able to tell Dan what the Renaissance was.

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While this game has more meat to it I found that it's lacking some of the depth the previous game (Planetbase) had. It's just a very simplistic "city" builder where you'll never really be pressed for resources. The setting is fun though.

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Dan asking if male cattle produce milk might be a new low/high score for his absurd questions.

The fact that it's been a life-long question for him and he never thought to google it himself tells you everything you need to know, though.

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Can we get a "This Is The Run" of MindMaze from Microsoft Encarta??

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As an archaeologist in real life, I was thoroughly infuriated by all this. Not the game though.

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BC (Before Christ) is the same as BCE (Before Common Era). The latter came much later though as in only in the past 25 years and only as a result of a lawsuit having to do with the separation of church and state.

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Damn it Dan

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Kansas high schools really failed Dan (College failures are on him, based on all his stories).

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Two thoughts on this.

1) Why is Alex stuck saying "inevitably" over and over? I had never heard him say that before. Is it a calendar word of the day thing?

2) My favourite part of Dan being weird about history is how much he exposes everybody else's ignorance, like a really, really weird Socrates. I mean, how do people not have at least a range off the top of their heads for when Renaissance is? Or how far BC would the Iron Age be? Or how ludicrously far removed that is from Pangea? Am I being weird and European thinking most people should remember those things? Would I be disappointed if we did that here? Or is US people not studying history at all a thing?

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1) Why is Alex stuck saying "inevitably" over and over? I had never heard him say that before. Is it a calendar word of the day thing?

I came back here to posit that perhaps he had a bet with someone regarding how many times he could say it in a single video. I get that we all lean on verbal crutches to varying degrees, but it's kind of an unusual one, and as you said, seemingly out of nowhere. A lot of the things didn't really seem that inevitable to me...

Anyway, I guess I should be glad I don't have people examining which words I happen to overuse.

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@jamesm: Oh, yeah, any given person off the street is gonna go "but ehm..." a million times when they are on camera, or finish every sentence the same way. I'm just saying it because Alex is a pro and typically doesn't, so there must be something that triggered it, right?

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This quicklook is amazing!!!!!!!!!!!

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When Gorkal Ryckert comes to this site in twenty years... He will learn the truth...

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BCE, yet another creation of man to try to escape religion

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You guys are weird.

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@jamesm: Oh, yeah, any given person off the street is gonna go "but ehm..." a million times when they are on camera, or finish every sentence the same way. I'm just saying it because Alex is a pro and typically doesn't, so there must be something that triggered it, right?

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Oof. New mantra...

I will not be baited by Dan. I will not be baited by Dan. I will not be baited by Dan.

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I think Pangea was like hundreds of millions of years ago.It was nowhere near this timeline. Seriously...

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This seems like a really chill colony builder, hopefully the combat side of it isn't too involved.

Dan's lack of playing Civilisation as a child really shows during this. Thankfully google auto complete is there to fill in the gaps.

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NoelVeiga

2) My favourite part of Dan being weird about history is how much he exposes everybody else's ignorance, like a really, really weird Socrates. I mean, how do people not have at least a range off the top of their heads for when Renaissance is? Or how far BC would the Iron Age be? Or how ludicrously far removed that is from Pangea? Am I being weird and European thinking most people should remember those things? Would I be disappointed if we did that here? Or is US people not studying history at all a thing?

Truly Dan is the wisest of us, for at least he knows that he knows nothing.

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Dan's ignorance has a starring role in this Quick Look, and I love it.

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@offdutyninja: Same, might have to get this. Banished is phenomenal!

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@pete0r: The combat is basically drag click 10-15 villagers, move them to where the enemy is approaching, win.

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I am disappointed by the ratio of caveman talk to actual caves in this video.

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Would love to watch Alex play more games like this, wish the crew played more games in general (on video of course).

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Da(m)n. Well, at least he's asking stuff.

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A typical black-and-white getting-milk-out-of thing.