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The Giant Beastcast: Episode 190

What a program folks! We've got the sights AND the sounds. Erica and Lena join us to talk about creating art for The Shrouded Isle and the music for Celeste. We also dive in into the puzzling nature of Destiny 2, the news, and your emails.

The Giant Bomb East team gathers to talk about the week in video games, their lives, and basically anything that interests them. All from New York City!

Jan. 11 2019

Cast: Vinny, Dan, Abby

Posted by: Vinny

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Beastie time. :)

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Guest-cast is the Best-cast.

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Oh my gosh, Erica AND Lena?? What a delight! I'm a huge fan of both their work, it's always cool to hear a little behind the scenes on what making that stuff is like.

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"You didn't do that thing? Your Belly Savalas thing?"

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Alexios and Kassandra have the same dialogue, I don't understand the vitriol.

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Edited By Tarmae • 

Heeeelllllll Yea! Just started playing Celeste last night (games with gold for this month btw!) and I love the Lena [@kuraine] drop in! also Erica [@aurahack] is one of my favorite twitter follows for amazing art. Thank you both for being amazing, keep that shit up. <3 [Thank you beasties for having them on, was wonderful!]

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The toy talk reminded me of the xmas morning I woke up to METROPLEX - YEAH!

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Delight to hear Erica and Lena on this, not to mention Dan's turnstile story!

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Loved it, thank you Erica and Lena! Lots of great stories. Yes, handsy mechs are best.

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As someone that learned mahjong specifically to 100% Yakuza 0 I can tell you that it was in fact not worth the time

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Dan's turnstile story had me crying.

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Man maybe I should make some GB art sometime..

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Erica and Lena are my friends and they are both extremely hard working! Love having them on GB content!

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"Totally fine" is a fairly accurate review of Avatar.

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Good guest cast! Lena bringing more CrossCode talk is what this website needs.

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"It's been 16 years since Spyro, right?"

And in that moment I felt the weight of time crush me like a mace. 20 years!!

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There was a period of time after my dad built a pull-up bar in the backyard I would try to do some every time I left or returned home. At the beginning, I couldn't even do one, and I was overweight, probably technically obese, and I still worked my way up to being able to do multiple full pull-ups for the first time in my life. It was a really satisfying progression, I just needed to persist through the parts where I would just exert myself without getting to one.

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i feel that mahjong pain with trying to play it in the yakuza games ... also hanafuda

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I actually just got into FF14 because of the mahjong!

I haven't played mahjong in a few years but back when I learned this article (and further series on the blog about tile efficiency and defense) helped a lot:

https://osamuko.com/complete-beginners-guide-to-online-mahjong-part-1-how-to-play/

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Yay, Erica and Lena! And talking shop too, this episode is rad.

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Great guests! Always good to see/hear Erica.

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Both of the guests were an absolute delight. Side note: I'm glad someone was finally able to fairly accurately describe why Destiny 2 Y2 has been so great. The constant content trickle with puzzles and things that unlock on completion of events has been brilliant, even if Bungie misstepped with the latest puzzle.

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"Dog pee sparks joy" - Vinny Caravella

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I take it they missed the huge Bungie news?

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I work at the same place that Erica used to work in Quebec. I never got to know her as we never worked on the same project (and she left shortly after I arrived), but I wish I did because she comes across as super chill! Great guests, great episode!

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AuthenticM

I take it they missed the huge Bungie news?

I'm guessing so, since they usually record on Thursday's. Probably broke just after or during recording.

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Erica and Lena were fantastic! Hope they can stop by again sometime

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Haven't listened yet, (way behind. Still only on the holiday special)

But I'm guessing they missed the Bungie news? That's a shame. By next week it'll be old news.

I may tune into the bombcast next week to hear Jeff and brad discuss it.

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GBE….you guys take it easy on that Spency Boy. He's got an image to keep up(Big Boss Microsauce or the like, lol). BTW, he had a gaming tee on at the Mexico City XBOX event recently......of course.

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@sethmode said:

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@authenticm said:

AuthenticM

I take it they missed the huge Bungie news?

I'm guessing so, since they usually record on Thursday's. Probably broke just after or during recording.

It broke as we recorded. We saw the news literally on our way out the lobby door and I screamed at myself for not being able to talk about it considering I gushed about D2 for like 25 minutes lmao

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I wish Alex would stop forcing his opinion on Dan in regards to AC Odesseyand let him form his own impression. We get it, you hate that game, no need to beat our head with it every time that game is being brought up.

Still love ya Alex!

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faridmon • 

Oh and that Destiny story was intriguing as fuck. Well done whoever who was telling that story (Erika was it?)

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The Giant Guestcast woooo let's gooo!

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@faridmon said:

faridmon

I wish Alex would forcing his opinion on Dan in regards to AC Odesseyand let him form his own impression. We get it, you hate that game, no need to beat our head with it every time that game is being brought up.

Still love ya Alex!

What you mean Dan and Red Dead 2?