00:00:00

The Giant Beastcast: Episode 206

Things are moving so fast! I think our Sonic news is already outdated, Twitter has probably exploded again, and we probably know how Chewbacca poops. These video games!

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!

May. 3 2019

Cast: Vinny, Alex, Dan, Abby

Posted by: Vinny

RSS iTunes

87 Comments

Avatar image for shrinerr
shrinerr

290

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

shrinerr • 

man, i know that Chewbacca line is a joke, but RIP Peter Mayhew

Avatar image for smilebomb
SmileBomb

14

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

SmileBomb • 

This Beastcast opens up with Chewbacca turd humor and the original actor for the character dies the same day of recording. What timing.

Avatar image for antihero
antihero

64

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

antihero • 

@smilebomb: @shrinerr: Yeah, unfortunate timing indeed. I don’t normally check the podcast comments but did in this case to see what people say about the joke.

Avatar image for garwalk
garwalk

243

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

garwalk • 

Holy crap Jeff has a lot of friends!

Avatar image for bathala
bathala

1622

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

Avatar image for bigwinnerx
bigwinnerx

301

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

bigwinnerx • 

Playing Chewbacca by Supernova in tribute. RIP.

Avatar image for laner
Laner

100

Forum Posts

48

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 1

User Lists: 0

Laner • 

I am so over the MK talk.

Avatar image for drfat32
DrFat32

166

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

DrFat32 • 

@laner:

Yip, over 2 hours in the last 2 Bomcasts and I'm guessing more her. I may just skip past.

Avatar image for humanity
Humanity

18950

Forum Posts

5260

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 37

User Lists: 14

Humanity • 

@drfat32 said:

@laner:

Yip, over 2 hours in the last 2 Bomcasts and I'm guessing more her. I may just skip past.

It's a game where you punch people. Sometimes kick.

Avatar image for shaanyboi
Shaanyboi

1694

Forum Posts

3224

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 1

User Lists: 5

Avatar image for obcdexter
obcdexter

980

Forum Posts

3

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 12

obcdexter • 

Yes, Vinny, Andrew Bowen (former star of 'MadTV' and, of course, fmv-masterpiece 'Fox Hunt') does indeed do a great job at voicing Johnny Cage(s).

Avatar image for reap3r160
reap3r160

269

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

reap3r160 • 

Safe search on Vinny...safe search on....

Avatar image for meierthered
MeierTheRed

5977

Forum Posts

1667

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 2

Avatar image for rounderob
Rounderob

41

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

Rounderob • 

Loving all the MK talk, so much crazy lore there.

Avatar image for mellotronrules
mellotronrules

2625

Forum Posts

26

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

for people who have issues with earbuds falling out of your ears:

comply foam tips are your friend. they stick like glue, and allow you to hear more at lower volumes (which is better for your ears).

also- at the risk of sounding like an old man- no amount of online trash talk is 'acceptable.' unless you're on my friend list, you're getting muted. but then again, i don't really play online competitive games.

Avatar image for superslidetail
superslidetail

455

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 7

Haha Vinny's story about his kids are always great.

Avatar image for wrecks
wrecks

2680

Forum Posts

1152

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 13

wrecks • 

Irony personified.

Avatar image for redic
Redic

133

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

Redic • 

Ugh now we got all the Cookie Run defenders in the comments

Avatar image for faridmon
faridmon

226

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

faridmon • 

Fucking hell, I am very certain that MK talk is all made up and none of it happens in the game BECAUSE IT SOUNDS BUNCH OF NONSENSE.

I agree with Abbey to a point, the art style just makes everyone so macho and, hence, unappealing.

Avatar image for tennmuerti
Tennmuerti

9465

Forum Posts

1

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 1

User Lists: 7

Edited By Tennmuerti • 

WTFast has been around since the early World of Warcraft days in one itteration or another and has never seriously taken off.

Because it's essentially the "gamer" equivalent of get a bigger dick pills scam, that stays afloat because there is a sucker born every minute.

PS: A lot of the questions Vinny has about what happened to missing characters is answered either in the Krypt or through the VS. interactions between characters at match start.

Avatar image for hassun
hassun

10031

Forum Posts

191

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 2

Avatar image for sharbok
Sharbok

44

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

Sharbok • 

It's crazy that the beastcast still try to defend Randy Pitchford after he has shown over and over he is a shitty person.

Avatar image for slaughts
slaughts

111

Forum Posts

76

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 1

slaughts • 

Maannnn I wish there was video so I could see what Vinny saw and the face reactions of everyone when he typed in "BigDickDaddyDom"

Avatar image for garwalk
garwalk

243

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

garwalk • 

More MK Lorecasts please!

Avatar image for so1337
so1337

270

Forum Posts

9

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 4

so1337 • 

Dan Ryckert, on Metal Gear: "One of the greatest stories ever told."

Dan Ryckert, on Mortal Kombat: "One of the greatest stories ever told."

Read more stories, Dan. What the fuck.

Avatar image for escapee
escapee

52

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

escapee • 

Tried WTFast several years ago when I saw my ping tank from 60 to 180 in League. Ran trace routes and I could see where it was hitting a bad node, so figured why the hell not. It did work, my ping returned to normal, but I suspect it won't make a difference for those who don't have the sort of obvious packet-path issue I did.

I can't imagine the "tech" behind this is "owned" by anyone though, just seemed like a series of proxies to me.

Avatar image for matiaz_tapia
matiaz_tapia

684

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

Avatar image for doombot13
doombot13

345

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

Avatar image for slinkdickens
SlinkDickens

83

Forum Posts

1

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

I'm guessing the news about Peter Mahew didn't break when they were recording this week's Beastcast.

Avatar image for sharrage
Sharrage

1

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

Edited By Sharrage • 

Internet still sucks out here in rural Kentucky. Our best option is a 4G LTE router that gets between 1 and 2 bars, and we're somewhat lucky. I would love to be able to pay $60 for 100 down.

Avatar image for i_speel_my_dreenk
I_speel_my_dreenk

280

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

Edited By I_speel_my_dreenk • 

Vinny's Max story and the Mario Party reveal was amazing!

I can't believe no one else got the Obama/Sonic thing

Avatar image for mattoncybertron
mattoncybertron

403

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

the corrections trumpet's subsequent cancellation and holding that note fucking destroyed me, the attention to completely arbitrary and dumb details is just one of the things I love about this place. thanks, love y'all!

Avatar image for dan_citi
Dan_CiTi

5250

Forum Posts

306

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 4

Edited By Dan_CiTi • 

Abby is so right in that MK has the most boring character designs ever.

Avatar image for curryspiced
CurrySpiced

1432

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

Edited By CurrySpiced • 

I was considering getting Borderlands 3, but at this point I just don't know. I'm sure there are probably a lot of good people at Gearbox working very hard, including I guess Johnny V now, but man do I not want to give any money to Randy Pitchford.

Avatar image for ohsnapkins
Ohsnapkins

7

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

Edited By Ohsnapkins • 

I really liked the part where they casually skimmed over guidelines meant to address online racial hate, as though this isn't like a real problem and maybe taking a light-hearted approach to the discussion is just normalizing it further.

Nothing like a room full of people of one colour, laughing about this stuff that will rarely impact them (Abby's totally valid, gender-based negative experiences aside).

Avatar image for grondoth
Grondoth

535

Forum Posts

1

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

Grondoth • 

“Do you have any theories at least?”

“There is one, but it's very thin.”

“Try me,” Obama thinly smiled. Morgan had the feeling that the president's eyes were boring through his skull. He had the complete attention of one of the most powerful people on the planet now, and it made Nathan's hands sweat.

“We were testing several artifacts that were seconded to us by the U.S. Air Force. We were told that their presence at CERN was to be considered classified, along with their origin.”

Obama chuckled. “You mean the Chaos Emeralds?”

http://sonicommunity.forumotion.com/t5866-immortality-protocol-cy-fox-book-01
Avatar image for blackichigo
blackichigo

436

Forum Posts

4

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 1

@ohsnapkins: Well it's not like they can really give any first-person experience and being hurt by being called the n-word. A person can really only speak to their own personal experiences. It's hard to really fault them for that.

Avatar image for sparky_buzzsaw
sparky_buzzsaw

8934

Forum Posts

3727

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 39

User Lists: 32

Avatar image for datajack
Datajack

160

Forum Posts

54

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

Datajack • 

@curryspiced: Speaking of Johnny V, that recent twitter post with Boogie was quite the disappointment.

Avatar image for milkman
Milkman

19304

Forum Posts

-1

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 2

User Lists: 3

Milkman • 

Alex, I understood your Obama fan fiction joke. Just want you to know.

Avatar image for guip1408
guip1408

174

Forum Posts

105

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 113

User Lists: 145

guip1408 • 

"Ben Hanson is my Casey Malone" - Dan Ryckert 2019

Avatar image for spoodie
spoodie

66

Forum Posts

16

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

spoodie • 

"Now I am become Jeff, destroyer of AirPods."

Avatar image for jetlag
Jetlag

550

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

Jetlag • 

If I could fix any movie I'd get the Stairway to Heaven license for Wayne's World so the guitar store scene makes sense.

Avatar image for tennmuerti
Tennmuerti

9465

Forum Posts

1

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 1

User Lists: 7

Edited By Tennmuerti • 

@escapee: The thing is because it's using proxies, the game is reporting the ping to the proxy not to your pc, making it look smaller, since it's not the real ping.

Avatar image for ohsnapkins
Ohsnapkins

7

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

Edited By Ohsnapkins • 

@blackichigo: No, it's really not. I'm not part of the LGBT+ community, but I deal very carefully in any discussion around issues related to hate against that group. Same thing with other races i'm not a part of, or sexual orientations, or whatever else it may be.

Saying "well they never experienced it so...." is basically arguing that human empathy isn't a thing, and that unless you've personally experienced it, it's impossible to be measured in your discussion of it. That's ridiculous.

Avatar image for moloxus
Moloxus

3

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

Moloxus • 

"Mechsquisite Corp." BattleTech play-through needs to happen...

Avatar image for jstaunton
JStaunton

489

Forum Posts

6

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 1

Avatar image for escapee
escapee

52

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

escapee • 

@tennmuerti: There was a definite difference in-game though, from unplayable to fine.

Avatar image for blackichigo
blackichigo

436

Forum Posts

4

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 1

Edited By blackichigo • 

@ohsnapkins: First I'm a black person so I have complete authority on whether or not people should feel okay with bringing up subjects like this /sarcasm.

But what did you want them to say or do? Do we really need a 20 minute after school special on why racism and the n-word is bad. I feel like the people that need to hear that message probably aren't listening to this podcast.

Clearly everyone in that room knows racism is wrong and nearly everyone felt uncomfortable even bringing it up. So I understand them completely, trying to lighten the mood by making fun of the "solutions" brought up.

Avatar image for milkman
Milkman

19304

Forum Posts

-1

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 2

User Lists: 3

Milkman • 

I really liked the part where they casually skimmed over guidelines meant to address online racial hate, as though this isn't like a real problem and maybe taking a light-hearted approach to the discussion is just normalizing it further.

Nothing like a room full of people of one colour, laughing about this stuff that will rarely impact them (Abby's totally valid, gender-based negative experiences aside).

Good lord, people really hear whatever they wanna hear with this show sometimes.

I can assure you that everyone on the Beastcast thinks that racism is bad. You can breathe easy.