00:00:00

The Giant Beastcast: Episode 202

Gentleman Jack Gallagher comes by to finally put an end to this bathroom line cutting nonsense. We also talk about Satisfactory, Sekiro, and Yoshi's Crafted World.

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!

Apr. 5 2019

Cast: Vinny, Alex, Dan, Abby

Posted by: Vinny

RSS iTunes

73 Comments

Avatar image for sukibhamra
SukiBhamra

127

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 2

User Lists: 0

Edited By SukiBhamra

3hours!!! hell yeah

Avatar image for kidman
kidman

579

Forum Posts

21

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 1

I wonder if they talk about Bioware situation - I was expecting it from Bombcast, but only got some Frostbite jokes.

Avatar image for billmcneal
billmcneal

1415

Forum Posts

8738

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 18

User Lists: 14

Dan is a monster at wrestlemania restroom lines

Avatar image for cammy
Cammy

177

Forum Posts

30

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 1

User Lists: 0

Edited By Cammy

3 hours! Gentleman Jack! Dan is a toilet nightmare!

Edit: Dan, you get items to cure the Dragonrot, why not use it to progress side quests?

Avatar image for tennmuerti
Tennmuerti

9465

Forum Posts

1

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 1

User Lists: 7

Edited By Tennmuerti

Sekiro gets into the bigger/wilder bosses a bit more as the game progresses. That said all my favorite fights were still against similar humanoid enemies, every time.

Dragonrot advances when you die die. And it only temporarily stops npc side story progression until cured, it does not kill them (the two early npc's that do die, do so naturally in any case and that is what threw people for a loop in regards to this)

Also I will be super interested to her Vinny's experience with the main boss of the area he just got to.

Because that is where, up to that point I was still in the exact same mindset as Vinny when it came to boss fights, chipping them out over time, (especially since the dream sequence boss encouraged that approach directly).

But at the top of that tower is where I had to break away from that "chip down" mentality as the primary means of fighting in Sekiro, (not completely, but significantly so). Because moving away and giving that boss space he starts to chip you back very quickly. Where as as soon as I became aggressive in my attack, hugging his face and forcing out parries, suddenly the fight went from a long drawn out grueling slog to over in almost a blink of an eye. It seemed clearly designed to punish my dart in'n'out playstyle vs. tough enemies, and was at the same time clearly made to be very vulnerable to the in his face aggressive strike+parry pressure.

In a way that was my Sekiro "oh" moment. That was also the final push to start breaking those ingrained DS series habits.

Avatar image for mb2814
mb2814

94

Forum Posts

80

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

Edited By mb2814

@alex The two new Persona dancing games for PS4 released last year. Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight and Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight. Persona 4: Dancing all Night is available on PS4 also. That version of the game was available through a special bundle of the other games.

Avatar image for splodge
splodge

2951

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

Eating over four pounds of cheese a day for a week would kill you.

Avatar image for humanity
Humanity

21132

Forum Posts

5738

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 40

User Lists: 15

@tennmuerti: yah I think Vinny is very much in the kind of honeymoon phase of Sekiro where it is challenging but rewarding, but soon he will start encountering bosses that don’t let him fight the way he describes and actually force you into a very specific and sometimes difficult to execute style instead. I have a weird love hate relationship with Sekiro. I like a lot of the trappings around it - love the level design and all the cool samurai aesthetic. Some bosses I just find not fun to fight or demanding of a play style that I was never good at and continue to not be good at.

Also while it makes perfect sense in this game I inherently hate multiple boss life bars.

Avatar image for maxxcanti
MaxxCanti

223

Forum Posts

23274

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

Is Alex making up Persona games? I don't remember a new fighting game being announced.
The only new "spin off" Persona game that hasn't released in North America is Persona Q2. That's coming in June.

Avatar image for nickhead
nickhead

1300

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 2

User Lists: 9

I am a Metal Gear Survive apologist.

Avatar image for mb2814
mb2814

94

Forum Posts

80

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

@maxxcanti: There are rumors of a Persona 5 fighting game. It was part of a leak.

Avatar image for splodge
splodge

2951

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

The lovely egg-treat I would have growing up, Egg in a Bup:

Butter a few slices of good bread, slice into small squares.

Get your favourite mug.

Boil an egg or two so that its a mostly runny yolk.

Put the buttered bread bits into the mug, sprinkle a bit of salt and pepper in there.

Scoop the whole egg in, and mix it all up.

Egg in a Bup.

Avatar image for authenticm
AuthenticM

4399

Forum Posts

12323

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 1

User Lists: 2

What is the bathroom story that Dan is talking about in the beginning? Did this come up elsehwere on the site? Where?

Thanks

Avatar image for octocoq
octocoq

168

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

that’s one beefy beastcast

Avatar image for hiimzev
hiimzev

102

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

dan sucks

Avatar image for hiimzev
hiimzev

102

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

@kidman: yeah super disappointed they didnt talk more on that Tuesday. Especially because they use Kotaku religiously for stories

Avatar image for garwalk
garwalk

418

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

@authenticm: A few episodes ago of the Beastcast. You know how a lot of public restrooms in large places like sports arenas have separate entrances and exits? At big events like Wrestlemania there can be a long line of people at the restrooms in between matches. Dan skips the line by going in the other entrance, universally understood to be the "exit" even if it isn't marked, because he's a jerk.

Avatar image for bladeofcreation
BladeOfCreation

2019

Forum Posts

27

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 1

User Lists: 3

I seriously hope Dan gets kicked out of Wrestlemania for cutting the line. That would be incredible. (It won't happen, of course, because Dan never has to pay a price for his shitty behavior, but it would be amazing to hear about.)

Avatar image for wiseblood
Wiseblood

899

Forum Posts

24218

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

Edited By Wiseblood

Hearing Dan's fears about egg yolks having a chicken fetus in it, next time the coasts get together I really want Jan to introduce Dan to balut.

Avatar image for manylumberjacks
ManyLumberjacks

38

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

After all the trouble he went to in order to perceive what an egg white is, I am baffled that dan did not then investigate the yolk at any point

Avatar image for drachmalius
Drachmalius

885

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 5

New Super Mario Bros. co-op is great Vinny. You just need 4 stoner college students in a room laughing their asses off jumping on each others heads. Playing solo recently was a bummer for me after such escapades.

Avatar image for superjoe
SuperJoe

1379

Forum Posts

3149

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 3

User Lists: 4

The thing that made me laugh the hardest on Giant Bomb is that gyrocopter moment from the Ravaged Quick Look. I almost passed out because I couldn't breathe.

Non-Giant Bomb, first thing that comes to mind is Zach Galifianakis playing a double-sided flute on SNL's What's Up With That. Also every scene that features Brian Austin Green dancing or rapping on 90210.

Avatar image for toxicantidote
ToxicAntidote

1328

Forum Posts

2660

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 8

@danryckert Correction: Duke Nukem Forever was released before Borderlands 2. Duke Nukem Forever was in 2011 and Borderlands 2 was 2012. =)

Avatar image for authenticm
AuthenticM

4399

Forum Posts

12323

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 1

User Lists: 2

@garwalk said:

@authenticm: A few episodes ago of the Beastcast. You know how a lot of public restrooms in large places like sports arenas have separate entrances and exits? At big events like Wrestlemania there can be a long line of people at the restrooms in between matches. Dan skips the line by going in the other entrance, universally understood to be the "exit" even if it isn't marked, because he's a jerk.

holy shit lmao. Goddamn it, Dan.

Thanks for telling me.

Avatar image for jshprd
jshprd

4

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

Dan officially the Tyrone biggums of cheese.what Dan wouldn’t do for cheese.

Avatar image for vegeta897
vegeta897

37

Forum Posts

15

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

Woo, second longest Beastcast after #131 which is only 1 minute longer.

Avatar image for hammondoftexas
hammondoftexas

1271

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

Dan Ryckert is a bad person.

Avatar image for buckr0gers
buckr0gers

98

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

@superjoe said:

The thing that made me laugh the hardest on Giant Bomb is that gyrocopter moment from the Ravaged Quick Look. I almost passed out because I couldn't breathe.

Non-Giant Bomb, first thing that comes to mind is Zach Galifianakis playing a double-sided flute on SNL's What's Up With That. Also every scene that features Brian Austin Green dancing or rapping on 90210.

100% with you on that gyrocopter "flight". I was laughing almost as hard as Brad was that whole time. It was amazing.

Non-Giant Bomb... the scene in "Airplane!" where everyone is lining up to smack the hysterical lady. Gets me every single time. :)

Avatar image for someoneproud
someoneproud

950

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

Started NG+ in Sekiro today and I'm just melting everything, feels sooo good. I don't feel like anything (without a flute) has any chance of killing me anymore and this time last week I was getting rinsed consistently.

Avatar image for kyle650
kyle650

5

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

Getting a second TV for the living room and playing games side by side with my girlfriend was definitely one of the best decisions I've made in the past few years. I'd highly recommend it.

Avatar image for mattoncybertron
mattoncybertron

419

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

Thanks guys! Thanks Jack!

Avatar image for bsmittel
Bsmittel

148

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

Edited By Bsmittel

The whole Dragon Rot thing reminds me of the fake out from Hell Blade, while it's not flat out false "If you die too many times your game is ruined" like the latter, there is so many Dragonblood Droplet's through out the game that's it seems kind of inconsequential to really be focusing and worrying about it like I was through the first 1/3 rd of the game.

Avatar image for mystyr_e
Mystyr_E

1475

Forum Posts

24

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 93

User Lists: 4

well good news for the Setsuna guy: average playthrough is 22 hours, not 80

Avatar image for heatdrive88
heatDrive88

3564

Forum Posts

529

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 3

User Lists: 2

HELL YES Gentleman Jack!!!!

Avatar image for mrbubbles
mrbubbles

1553

Forum Posts

123

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 10

hell yeah 3 hour beastcast

Avatar image for bladeofcreation
BladeOfCreation

2019

Forum Posts

27

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 1

User Lists: 3

Games media personalities: PAX isn't the type of show where developers announce stuff.

Game company: *announces stuff directly to cheering fans*

Games media personalities: What a weird decision to announce a game at PAX.

Games media personalities: *also does a panel where people wait 3-4 hours to get the best seats*

I always find it weird when people in the position of Jeff or Vinny seem confused as to why a company would announce a game at a--gasp!--FAN CONVENTION. Devs show new stuff at PAX all the time. Usually not in the form of straight up AAA announcements quite like this, but they're always showing new gameplay and that sort of thing.

Avatar image for hassun
hassun

10228

Forum Posts

191

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 2

Welcome back Gentleman Jack!

Avatar image for cristianarg
CristianARG

150

Forum Posts

71

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

somebody said persona?

#personagotrobbed

Avatar image for rocket_punch
rocket_punch

6

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

@vinny hey Vinny. Noticed some high pitched whining in the background coming from Abby's mic. I didn't see anyone mentioning it. Premium version audio podcast 55 to 56 min for reference.

Avatar image for fawkes
Fawkes

433

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

@nickhead said:

I am a Metal Gear Survive apologist.

There are dozens of us!

Avatar image for zoofame
zoofame

834

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

Talk about a podcast you can sink your teeth into! Gentleman Jack was a delightful addition and thankfully the wrestling talk was kept to a minimum at the start. Jeffy B's self-deprecating Mortal Kombat story was hilarious, as is Vinny's continuing misadventures in co-op Nintendo games.

Just wanted to say I noticed you were all extra conscientious of not talking over each other in this episode and it made a big difference. There were a few times in past episodes when someone would interrupt and just kinda steamroll over the person they interrupted without letting them finish their thought. I don't know if it was a deliberate change but I'm glad either way.

Avatar image for zoofame
zoofame

834

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

Edited By zoofame
Avatar image for mrputz
MrPutz

44

Forum Posts

10

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

rip Dan Ryckert. Exploded from the inside by a liquid wheel of easy cheese.

Avatar image for kingpk
Kingpk

1458

Forum Posts

130

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 3

User Lists: 2

Edited By Kingpk

"I don't care enough to look it up." - Dan Ryckert.

Our modern culture in one quote.

Avatar image for cheesus
Cheesus

81

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

I honestly hope Dan gets kicked out of Wrestlemania.

Avatar image for xeteh
Xeteh

90

Forum Posts

1

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

Can we as a people stop sending in emails where they have to talk about food because I cannot handle Dan talking about it.

Avatar image for butterstick1
butterstick1

121

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

Edited By butterstick1

@someoneproud: I didn't think I'd be saying this but NG+ is wayyy too easy.

Avatar image for genessee
Genessee

937

Forum Posts

16

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 10

Methinks Dan wouldn't take well to balut.

Avatar image for jetlag
Jetlag

609

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

Cheese and eggs. This podcast was made for me. And eggs aren't dairy.

Avatar image for cikame
cikame

3691

Forum Posts

10

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

Metal Gear Survive is a good game.
Put 50 hours into it, enjoyed the multiplayer, it's not mindblowing but it's a nice forgiving survival game with a campaign (making it unique in the genre), and has excellent gameplay mechanics thanks to its MGS5 roots.