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The Giant Beastcast: Episode 223

Big episode with some big games like Control, Man of Medan, Remnant, Astral Chain, and Heave Ho! Also, Mike Mahardy is willing to fight any animal who crosses his path.

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!

Aug. 30 2019

Cast: Vinny, Dan, Mike, Abby

Posted by: Abby

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Just in time!

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Week of the whale podcast thumbnail

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EDIT: According to Vinny this is fixed now.

Getting a case of deja vu, it's like episode 220 all over.

Get the non-premium version if you want to escape the time-loop.

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@zinkn: Because you're listening to the wrong episode. See above.

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Hey, the podcast was uploaded to the Giant Bombcast feed instead of the Beastcast one, FYI.

Edit: I also think they uploaded 220 again? Abby said 220 and this intro sounds familiar.

Edit2: yup, yup this is definitely 220, hah. Likely won't be fixed for a little bit since it goes up so early. People are right, the free feed's got the right episode.

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Hey, the podcast was uploaded to the Giant Bombcast feed instead of the Beastcast one, FYI.

Edit: I also think they uploaded 220 again? Abby said 220 and this intro sounds familiar.

Edit2: yup, yup this is definitely 220, hah. Likely won't be fixed for a little bit since it goes up so early. People are right, the free feed's got the right episode.

Wow, What a mess, Thanks for clarifying.

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Thanks for clearing this up duders, I'm sat here listening to the premium hella confused. Free one it is.

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I think this should.... be fixed now? Sorry for the confusion.

@eloj said:

Getting a case of deja vu, it's like episode 220 all over.

Get the non-premium version if you want to escape the time-loop.

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I thought Abby was letting Vinny take a backseat this week and doodle Division 2 maps. Kinda disappointed if I'm being honest. :-P

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@vinny: Everything seems all good now!

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Weird that there's no coverage of Astral Chain on either podcast, or a quicklook this week. That game's getting good press on other sites.

Edit: I stand corrected; Dan touched on it a brief bit in the beastcast.

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Instead of Bjork, get Matt Besser to sit next to youse guys dressed as her like on Comedy Bang Bang.

@abby @dan If youse guys really want to do another RE Play date might I suggest either Operation Raccoon City or the Darkside/Umbrella Chronicles, they’re the kind of endearing bad that youse guys can riff on whilst playing.

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@vinny said:

I think this should.... be fixed now? Sorry for the confusion.

@eloj said:

Getting a case of deja vu, it's like episode 220 all over.

Get the non-premium version if you want to escape the time-loop.

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Small businessman on the money once again

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Man of Medan Play date?

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@dedbeet said:

Weird that there's no coverage of Astral Chain on either podcast, or a quicklook this week. That game's getting good press on other sites.

Dan talks about Astral Chain on this podcast.

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Also, human sized Koala???

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Dolphins literally assault humans, it’s often taken as people making a stupid joke but Dolphin to human se xual assault is very very real. They even have consensual sex with humans who have sex with them and can recognize them on site. There’s a whole story about a guy who was in a multi year consensual relationship with a Dolphin from a couple years back.

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That is not how scaling works in Remnant this is how it works described by Ben Cureton - Principal Designer of Remnant. https://www.reddit.com/r/remnantgame/comments/crs0i3/level_scaling_information/

Short story for CO-OP is that the game scales up to the strongest persons equipment level which honestly I am not a fan of as dropping in and out with a friend is just not possible or using your main. I made a separate character that I use to do my co-op campaign. I wish they had done it like Dark Souls 3 where they scale you down to the host if you are stronger. Though they have done playing through a co-op better than Dark Souls as you can go through their whole campaign without having to progress in yours as well which you could not so doing a new game plus could be restrictive in dark souls until you unlocked all the areas again.

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Flying talk - i had a year where I took 30 plus flights in the year and had zero fear whatsoever. A year later and I am terrified on every flight. Brains are weird.

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Holy crap. Cannot wait for the animal part of the email segment to be animated someday.

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So was Alex not on the podcast this week because of the heave ho quick look lol

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All this weed is making my hat blurry

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This is such a fun episode. I miss Alex and Jeff but this crew together is great.

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Dan: "Is this what it's like when I say things?"

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"Dogs like being...owned." - Abby

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How spoilery is the Control talk?

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"Whale Orbison" - Vinny

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Omg Dan's weed story.

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Vinny vs. a baby

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What game did Mike say he liked a bunch? My memory is real garbage.

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vinny fighting a giant baby is the darkest concept ever raised on a podcast on this website

This is an a+ tier pod

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Seriously, GB should absorb Mike Mahardy. He's perfect for GB.

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@darkecho117: not spoilery at all. they do a good job of talking about it.

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Also if someone can do a mock up of vinny / skate orbison I will send you 1000000 internet points

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For movie + dev combo:

CyberConnect2 and Macross: Do You Remember Love?

A gorgeously animated mech action game, and then instead of bursting into QTEs, a song starts playing and it becomes a rhythm game set to the action. It's basically my dream.

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Whale Orbison is my new favorite character in anything.

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@epidehl said:

For movie + dev combo:

CyberConnect2 and Macross: Do You Remember Love?

A gorgeously animated mech action game, and then instead of bursting into QTEs, a song starts playing and it becomes a rhythm game set to the action. It's basically me dream.

You are a video game prophet.

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Lmao, I love Mike but that dude needs to start going to an MMA gym or something! Him vs Seth Rollins would look like a child trying to fight their dad. But I couldn't tell if he was being serious or not :P

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Vinny = Aquaman?

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Mike's monkey answer for the fight was a spit take.

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I reckon a human could probably kill a human sized snail or slug.

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Mike had me dying in that last email.