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The Giant Beastcast: Episode 203

The seasons are changing and the Beastcrew is here to talk flowers, sunshine, and pollination. JUST KIDDING! We're talkin' games, baby! Specifically Falcon Age, Division 2, Risk of Rain 2, and Satisfactory.

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. 12 2019

Cast: Vinny, Alex, Dan, Abby

Posted by: Abby

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Mus • 

Whoop whoop Beastie time.

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This dog is ready for some Beastin'.

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I was also about 6-7 years old when I started questioning religion and the use of it. It makes me smile so much to hear Max's walking down a similar road. =D

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Abby needs to open the Apparel crates you get when you complete missions. It's in a separate tab in the inventory to the stat-changing equipment.

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Vinny has a smart son. Great intuition and deductive reasoning.

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For anyone as confused as me as to what that name is that Jeff drops at the end, it's "Awkwafina".

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Alex's audio definitely felt way too loud compared to everyone else in this episode and was hard to listen on earphones to due to the clipping (is that the right term?).

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Abby should consider a whippet or a smaller lurcher (sighthound cross) as a pet, same look and lovable dumb vibe of a greyhound but well under 20kg and regularly in need of adoption

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@stone_ocean6: A lot of people have suggested this, but it is important to me to rescue and not shop for a dog! Also I just like big dogs.

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@stone_ocean6: A lot of people have suggested this, but it is important to me to rescue and not shop for a dog! Also I just like big dogs.

extra props and respect to you for this - going the rescue route is def the more humane choice, and is worthy of recognition

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I've sunk soo much time into satisfactory, haven't played a game so obsessively since Stardew. Built a friggin' huge factory but then realised it could be much more efficient and now I've a compulsion to tear it all down but it's gonna be work.

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After watching the Satisfactory cross-coast stream I reinstalled Factorio for the first time in 3 years to start a fresh game. I made some coffee and ended up spending 9 hours straight, not realizing it until the sun came up through my window. I'm at a point now though where I spend more time planning out layouts on graph paper and a spreadsheet than I do actually in game. It's like the crack cocaine version of all the Zachtronics games.

Anyway, I think I heard Alex mention things being haunted several times in this episode and now I'm dying to know if there was a story behind that or why it was on his mind because it's hilarious.

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I don’t think I’ll ever fully understand the line of what is “too sexuallized” in an American’s perspective

Honestly not trying to start anything, just hearing that Abby considered Mia “sexualized” I was like really? (But there is a character in the second game that I can understand the complaint on)

It’s so different that it’s fascinating, as this isn’t even about how japan loves these sort of designs, as there’s cosplayers in Brazil and Russia that love this sort of design and even the more risqué stuff,

But ultimately I’m glad she’s enjoying the series, and I think she’ill love Franziska von Karma and her character.

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when it comes to controller handling the Switch is the first one that I get constant cramps trying to play in mobile mode. I also think the placement of the "minus" button cannot be pressed without pushing down on the analog stick. I finally found the perfect controller setup for me: Xbox Elite with the under triggers set to the LB and RB. this lets my index fingers sit on the triggers, my middle fingers on the under triggers for LB and RB.

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@zoofame: If you opt into the beta branch you can play version 17.x There's a fair amount of changes to the game. New UI. Updated map generator and many other things I am not super familiar with. The standard branch is still on 16.x

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Edited By Avioto • 

@ybbaaabby Ace Attorney on PC definitely has controller support! It's working perfectly for me anyways.

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@noizy: Do older saves work with beta branch versions? Or do they end up breaking? I'm just putting the finishing touches on a clean vertical conveyor setup that connects my lower and upper factories that was a pain to build and I don't want to redo all that.

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Vinny's recounting of the conversation with his kid about the illuminati and god made me laugh so hard I spilled my coffee.

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I thought you guys had quit, hadn't gotten an new podcast in iTunes in weeks but I just figured out you banned my VPN, which is one of the biggest ones. Not a big deal, glad you're still at it.

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For the record, there were a ton of wrestling shows in Jersey last weekend. There is other wrestling besides WWE.

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@mrfluke: If you're a man, I would recommend having empathy for a woman's perspective, since us men can never know what's it's like for a woman to experience these images. Listen to women on this issue. Also, it's not just an American thing.

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This episode is an effing wreck. I love it.

Also, props to Vinny's son for asking the REAL questions! :)

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I walk past many people who live outdoors in Hawaii every day, and I think these guys are heavily overrating how delightful it would be.

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Edited By mrfluke • 

@eazeapeazea: and your quite right, women hear the most vile sexist stuff from us dudes, not disputing that specific point one bit at all and please don’t take what I said out of context,

What I’m saying is this sort of design of character being generally look down upon I find in my experience to be present in American culture more than others, I have friends who are cosplayers that love the more extroverted designs of game characters.

One woman’s perspective is not the end all be all, and like I said I’m not here to start anything, I’m just curious to know what was so bothering to this design

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Surprised abby didn't get PW on Switch, I'm sure the PC port is fine but it's a great commute game. I used to play it a lot on the bus going to and from college, perfect for that.

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What's the video Vinny references with Dan and the government? I've not heard of this.

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@mrfluke: I feel like it's cooled a lot in recent years, at least in the gaming community. Like five years ago pretty much everyone was against it, but then many decided horny isn't necessarily a bad thing. Not to say Abby is wrong for disliking those kinds of designs, some just don't feel comfortable with it and that's fine too. Also I do think a person who isn't completely used to anime character designs would absolutely see Mia as sexualized, considering the ridiculous amount of cleavage in a professional setting.

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@merxworx01: I am not 100% sure. I loaded some old saves and they seem to work. But science has been re-worked, some input/output ratios changed, so some of your factories might get off balance. Eventually 17.x will be in the main branch and if you are still playing you'll be forced into it. You can always read up about it if you want to hold off or take the plunge. Satisfactory is what hooked me back in at the moment.

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This made a three hour drive slightly less hellish. Vinny's parenting stories are terrific.

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@ybbaaabby: Thats fair. I have a rescue lurcher and adopting her was the best decision I ever made. I hope you get your dream greyhound someday Abby

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@noizy: thanks for the response. I'll just bite the bullet and try it out. Worse comes to worse it will give me an excuse to rebuild more cleanly knowing what I now know.

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yall sound like real great grandparents talkin bout DEM VILLENT VIDJAS

fyi

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@merxworx01: You can always copy your save (make a backup) and try it with that one. Enjoy.

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"If I can't get on a fucking cruise ship, you can't open a fucking window" is an all-timer.

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Abby you misread the Breath of the Wild VR trailer, it says "You do not need to start a new save file to enjoy this VR experience". You'd have to be insane to spend 50 hours playing BOTW while holding a switch up to your face.

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I love that beastcast moment where the podcast and the pic for the video collide.

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@ybbaaabby

re : ace attorney

If you click and drag the mouse, while holding the button, the little magnifying glass cursor works like you want it to. If you just click then it disappears. They really should have added a tool tip.

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also, Labo VR specifically doesn't have a strap because they would have received an older age rating if it had one.

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Factorio vs Satisfactory

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@hassun: The devs should team up and just make Satisfactorio.

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@mrfluke: Assuming you're European, you got boobs and we got guns. That's the long and short of it.

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@mrfluke: Assuming you're European, you got boobs and we got guns. That's the long and short of it.

Caribbean, but noted! (we got a bit of both, and our culture is more extroverted with this stuff hence the disconnect for me)

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@mrfluke: Mia is, like, 30% cleavage.

When a woman says a character is overly sexual, what they mean is that the character just seems to exist in her form as a means to excite men. Not that hard to understand.