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The Giant Beastcast: Episode 192

It's hot in our studio, but Nintendo puts a bit of a chill in the air. Also, it sounds like that Resident Evil 2 remake is very good? There is also news of the world, your emails, and hockey talk!

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. 25 2019

Cast: Vinny, Alex, Dan, Abby

Posted by: Vinny

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It’s the beastcast ya’ll

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hey everybody it's friday

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I forgot it was Friday. It's an excellent suprise, time for the Beastie. :)

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Somebody please explain to me why this still gets listed as premium on my phone

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I remember seeing this on another topic, but a Hitman level taking place at a convention would be cool. Think of all the costume opportunities!

Also, a level taking place at a lakeside campsite. Along with that, a bonus mission where you can enact all sorts of slasher-movie-style assassinations.

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Very happy to hear about returning video series, especially Mass Alex 2 next week!

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Both of my kids have SEs. They love them.

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Dan might appreciate this since he’s brought up not wanting to hunt down a sensor bar multiple times now: For the Wii menu plug in a Wii Classic Controller into your Wiimote and you won’t have to plug in a sensor. The right analog stick controls the cursor and everything else works as you’d like expect. You’re welcome! lol

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you're pretty much spot on alex

fuck graham linehan

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Dang, Nintendo shutting down the ability to download your purchases is a real awful move.

Digital is too tethered to the companies that host them.

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Sad no Beast in the East 2 annoucement :(

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There was definitely blood in Star Wars. Also, I love how Nintendo gets a pass on all the bullshit they do.

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That streamer's endurance is admirable, but I wish it had been to benefit an LGBT support charity other than Mermaids. They spread a lot of sexist ideology in the U.K. schools, and their grasp of the medicine & procedures involved in their purview is Autism Speaks-level.

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Can't wait for next week's return of Shep Shep! Let's GOOOOOOOO!

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Fuck yea HBomberguy.

Between Hbomberguy (Channel Link), Contrapoints (Channel Link), and Philosophy Tube (Channel Link), its been excellent to see people supporting creators who have great messaging and content.

Always love when the venn diagram intersects with Giant Bomb, as it does quite often. Love this community.

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Jesus Christ Dan.

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Dans ability to bend over and let any company fuck him is astounding. yes I buy shit in the mindset that it is now mine, wtf are you talking about.

They also said a few levels that are in past hitman games.

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@indigozeal: It really is sickening how people are choosing to avoid how problematic they are as an organisation, and highlights how anyone who speaks out against them gets labeled as a 'terf' by people trying to out woke each other.

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Abby mentioned Mario RPG was a game on N64, hopefully she meant Paper Mario, otherwise Mario RPG is a SNES game.

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what about the gta heists?

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To add to the resident evil discussion, I would love to see the same treatment applied to Code Veronica X.

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@indigozeal: What sexist ideology?

@supersambo how is the phrase "trying to be woke" any different from the fallacious right wing accusation of "virtue signalling"? hbomberguy has a video on this term you should watch btw

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@jedikv said:

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Dang, Nintendo shutting down the ability to download your purchases is a real awful move.

Digital is too tethered to the companies that host them.

True in general, but Nintendo is particularly bad about this. It's 2019, and they're still so ridiculously tentative about their relationship to the online world.

I mean, come on. Nintendo makes a very healthful profit and maintaining file storage servers really doesn't cost that much for a company of their size.

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The Beast is here.

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There is also a film adaptation of In Cold Blood from 1967 that is very good.

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Hey @alex! Wanted to let you know there is a really cool tabletop game that is similar to the idea you had for a wrestling video game.

https://ndpdesign.com/wwwrpg/

I've always thought this would be really cool if someone could turn this system in to a video game. Hopefully someday!

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Any update on the movie you guys were creating?

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Now I want Abby to do a Stardew Valley play through with Vinny. I think if she starts doing romance options she's going to fall in love with that game. Obviously it's amazing.

Also N64 is the most overrated console and i say that as a guy that was in high school when it was out. it was great at the time but don't go back. It does not hold up.

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Now I want Abby to do a Stardew Valley play through with Vinny. I think if she starts doing romance options she's going to fall in love with that game. Obviously it's amazing.

Also N64 is the most overrated console and i say that as a guy that was in high school when it was out. it was great at the time but don't go back. It does not hold up.

That's a great idea!

Sequel to Betting the Farmville!

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The VC version of Chrono Trigger is the only post snes release that runs perfectly. RIP.

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My Wii is plugged into my PVM right now, very versatile machine.

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@supersambo: Is it possible that you could cite some of the problematic things you are referring to? I tried to find some via a cursory search and found it very difficult outside of like, two stories and one had a very strongly argued rebuttal.

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Just wanted to shout-out The Expanse. I'm currently re-reading the series before the new book comes out and it's fantastic.

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I don't blame anyone for not remembering it, because it was one of the most forgettable parts of a mostly forgettable game, but the wrestling thing has already been done in Hitman Absolution. It's where you take down the roided up Danny Trejo-looking character during one of his matches.

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@indigozeal: What sexist ideology?

If you look at their training materials, Mermaids has a narrow view of the behavior that's acceptable for males & females, and it aggressively advocates for treating gender non-conforming behavior with medical interventions that frequently aren't medically recommended or are outright illegal for their target age group (i.e. minors). They've also repeatedly demonstrated in public forums and training sessions a remarkably bad grasp of basic biology (the infamous "42 pairs of chromosomes" comment) and don't seem to have an understanding of how the treatments they're recommending work or what they do. (Mermaids is a parental advocacy group; it doesn't have any significant input from the medical community in the field and has an outright antagonistic relationship with certain parts of it.) Transition is the right path for some people, but it's a significant medical challenge, and you have to be upfront with what's involved, particularly when dealing with minors, and make sure what you're recommending is right for the individual. Mermaids is reckless and aggressively ignorant in one of the worst possible arenas for those qualities.

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@indigozeal: I asked the other poster as well, but would it be possible for you to direct me to some kind of citation for what you're talking about? I found a recording with the 42 chromosome thing that I had heard before, and one article from The Times, but literally everything else I can find are from sites that are either outright transphobic, seem to teeter on transphobia, or are at the very least TERF adjacent, and none of those feel particularly trustworthy to me.

This isn't a challenge of you or anything and I'm not trying to pick a fight or anything (I know how the internet can make things sound), I'm just genuinely curious.

For the record, I live in the US and honestly had never heard of Mermaids prior to HBomberguy's stream, so most of this is news to me.

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My brother just got that same Elmore Leonard book, I'm excited to borrow it at some point.

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I've always had an attention span problem with books, and audiobooks fixed that for me. I'll put on a book and pick up a clicker or platformer and all parts of my brain are satisfied.

Can't wait for more Deep Space Navarro.

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@supersambo: Yeah that's gonna be a yikes from me, dude. Just live and let live.

The dehumanizing language you're using here tells me that there is ZERO material difference between "virtue signalling" and the accusation of "trying to be woke". It's just a cudgel used against people doing the right thing.

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mermaids is indeed incredibly problematic if you believe stories from noted liar and bigot graham linehan, who is absolutely the biggest voice in this debate, along with countless other uk celebrities

its important to be aware that the uk is undergoing a massive culture war in the attempt to distract politics away from economic arguments (because someone has told celebrities they'll be taxed to oblivion and sent to gulags, our celebs aren't too bright), to cultural arguments and scaremongering in an attempt to keep the tories in power and continue to dismantle our schools, nhs etc

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Who is this skateboarding Nick Henry?

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My blocklist is always open to new members but I'm disappointed to see this kind of vitriol tossed around the GB community and not just some rando youtube comment section.

Please either reassess your hateful views or leave, you won't be missed.

(Edit: For clarification this is not directed at criticisms towards the charity, idk their merits, but towards the transphobia in this thread. Do better.)

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should video the beastcast