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The Giant Beastcast: Episode 208

Video games about raging, rats, and... um...robservations? Abby has exclusive ocular news, Dan reveals his personal recommendation engine, and everyone is wrong about proper bowl and plate use. Join us!

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. 17 2019

Cast: Vinny, Alex, Dan, Abby

Posted by: Vinny

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Whoa, I thought the thumbnail was Mike from MST3K / Rifftrax for a sec.

Anyway, yay beastcast!!

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Abby’s quest for weird and colorful glasses glasses should definitely go through zenni optical and Bunnyeyez. I wear lots of colorful outfits and Zenni is so cheap that I got something funky for nearly every outfit w/o even touching $200

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So, the system lists "3 comments" but I only see two.

Hey engineers! You need to stop the zero-based iterations!

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Now I'm curious what Abby said she did when eating at a burger king lol

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whoah. abby- try giving 'dookie' a spin...pop punk CLASSIC.

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As an older gentlemen, I very much enjoyed that stroll down music memory lane.

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I'm dying to know what Abby said that got beeped, even if the beeping was just for comedic effect.

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Abby is playing Rise of Industry?

Might i suggest Anno 1800? Get the industry building but in a nice city building management game.

It is the best Anno in a long time.

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Beast me up daddy.

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@vinny@ybbaaabby There's a way to hide the progress bar on videos. The browser extension Giant Bomb QoL has an option to hide the progress bar specifically for This Is the Run.

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Trigger warning 1:56:00

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Gotta know what Abby said that got bleeped out!

EDIT: I'm hearing it was probably a GOT spoiler!

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BRMC puts on a good live show.

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Brand new premo member and lovin it!

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@brink22: Ok that makes more sense to me because they have gone down some gross body stuff before so when I heard the beeps I was like "uh, this ain't unexplored territory for y'all"

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Growing up, my cousins ate cereal out of drinking cups. Always found it weird

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Holy Shit the correction said they served Fro Yo at Culvers. It is Custard, dammit!

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the great molasses flood is alex's spirit animal

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This plate/bowl discussion is cursed, I'm super flabbergasted like Vinny

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I'm living that bowl life-style. Everything in a bowl! Even the big stuff after you cut it up into little pieces.

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Bowl. Forever.

My forever bowl.

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Plates for everything, even soup.

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Freddy the 13th

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Vinny is 100% correct on plates/bowls.

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I saw Green Day in 09 and it was pretty good. They played all of Dookie!

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@youeightit: SAME. Although I bet the beeping and not knowing will always be funnier, just because we get to imagine the worst.

That said, stop censoring Abby Vinny! The people want to know!

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I’m with Vinny, plates > bowls.

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Dookie hasn't held up that well.

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I think I was 24 when I first got a cellphone. That’s partially because I’m old, and also because I grew up in rural Michigan, and went to college in a different rural area of Michigan, so if I would have had a phone it wouldn’t have been able to get service most of the time. My parents did have a giant-battery bag cellphone (in the late 1990’s) as a backup when our landline went down, or when we were using dial-up internet.

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I'm with vinny on the great bowl/plate debate. Plate all the way unless it's a liquid.

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Vinny thank you for censoring the GIANT BEASTCAST this week. Whatever Abby said I don't wanna know :D

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I never knew it was possible to put water on your toothbrush after you put the toothpaste on, similarly how can so many people think you should use bowls more often than plates? The things you learn from video game podcasts.

Abby really seems to live the "if it happened before I was born I have no idea" lifestyle. I was blown away a few months ago when she didn't know about renting video games, even having worked with guys who grew up in the 80's.

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Wait. Jeff. Jeff is in this. Jeff should be added...in the little text...to the right.

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Is byoogle down for anyone else or is it just me?

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I really hope that Predator game won't just be a 5vs1 Evolve kinda thing. Far too few games do the three way multiplayer thing these days, and I think it could be a great fit for a Predator game - two human teams fight each other to capture some objectives that in time unlock a stash of stronger weapons, while the Predator hunts both teams.

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Jeff Backalar Talks Over Giant Bomb Talks Over the E3 Press Conferences, plz.

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@anderswarming: Yeah. Bakalar isn't GB staff, but he's basically the backup host for this podcast. He needs like honorary staff or something.

I'm also extra bummed he's not gonna be at E3. It's always sad for me when there's a beastcast without Bakalar.

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@anderswarming: Yeah. Bakalar isn't GB staff, but he's basically the backup host for this podcast. He needs like honorary staff or something.

I'm also extra bummed he's not gonna be at E3. It's always sad for me when there's a beastcast without Bakalar.

Yah I feel the same. A Beastcast without Bakalar just doesn't feel the same, he has amazing chemistry with the crew. It's kind of crazy how in the first couple of episodes when they introduced Jeff for the first time and said he's from CNET I automatically thought "who is this CNET guy, why are they bringing in some stiff from the tech review website???" How wrong I was.

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I think Abby would recognize George Clinton's voice if she played San Andreas (Bounce FM). I'm a little sad that GTA only takes place in serious current time now. Vice City and San Andreas radio stations were like music encyclopedias that introduced me to all kinds of weird genres (thanks to Lazlow).

Best concerts: Judas Priest (pure spectacle) and Slayer (insane stamina of those guys)

It might be deja vu but I think Vinny told that concert story on a podcast before. Great story nonetheless.

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What was the Netflix show they mentioned that was like too many cooks?

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Really love the continued bit by Alex, Dan, and Bakalar that Days Gone isn't worth anyone's time.

Between that, the "it looks like shit" banter leading up to it (from both crews) and the highly questionable scores from IGN and (especially) Gamespot, it's like some folks wanted it to fail. You guys established it's a "B" game, and sure it has issues, but acting like it's a pile of shit with Dan eliciting a groan anytime Vinny brings it up is annoying as hell. Let the man play what he wants without y'all ganging up on him.

He's obviously drawn to it much like what seems to be the majority of us folks outside the "professional enthusiast" bubble who enjoy it for its setting, cool survival aspects, and story, and I personally would hope...especially now, as result of strong sales...SIE Bend Studio will be given a chance to improve upon the rocky, yet impressive foundation they've built for what could be a great franchise. A game that, despite its blemishes is closing in on RE2 as my favorite release this year and is an honest to god breath of fresh air in a sea of generic futuristic shooters that seem to plague the market.

I usually don't get worked up to where I feel the need to defend something outside of the annual bashing of WWE2K, but shit, guys...it's lame. Thankfully the West Coast ignored the game altogether (for whatever reason). But yeah, they don't like it, who cares, if you do, keep at it Vin-man...and play at your own pace, there's definitely fun to be had!

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#teamvinny

#teamplate

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@zinkn: agreed, we need to know the truth

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Anybody know what the deal is with what Abby said when she got bleeped?

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Days Gone is pretty cool. I just want to throw another yes get Mike on mic as well, that is all.

Oh, and Keanu Weeves

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I had a stroke at the Mad Max critique in this episode. I'm blacklisting it from ever being played for my ears again.