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The Giant Beastcast: Episode 244

It's a very special day! Beastcast Day!! Listen up on a hot fresh episode all about Kentucky Route Zero, DOOM, and The Sims 4 Tiny Living. We also discuss Half Life Alyx, the back of the new Xbox, and Werner Herzog.

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!

Jan. 24 2020

Cast: Vinny, Alex, Mike, Jeff B., Abby

Posted by: Abby

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Ooh it's on.

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Happy Birthday Abby!

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It's BEAST TIME!!!!!
Happy Birthday Abby!!!!

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Happy birthday, Abby from Brooklyn

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Happy Birthday, Abby!

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Happy Birthday Abby!

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Happy Birthday Abby

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Happy Birthday, Abby!

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Hey, it looks like the premium feed may not have updated.

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Forgot to update the premium feed again

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Beastcast and a playdate per week isn't that a bit low on the content front from east.

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Podcasts going to the wrong feed for weeks, getting ads in the premium podcast, videos stuck in limbo between the stream archive going up and the rendered version getting posted...

Whatever is going on with the backend of the site needs a swift kick in the head.

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@zoofame: I haven't heard any ads in premium. Are you talking about the Beastcast?

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Interesting, my mom and Abby share the same birthday. Happy Birthday!

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@vinny Leave your PS4 in rest mode. Downloads and updates when you're not using it.

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@zoofame said:

Podcasts going to the wrong feed for weeks, getting ads in the premium podcast, videos stuck in limbo between the stream archive going up and the rendered version getting posted...

Whatever is going on with the backend of the site needs a swift kick in the head.

There has definitely been some problems. They haven't updated the premium feed either which is all I use which seems a bit lame.

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@zoofame said:

Podcasts going to the wrong feed for weeks, getting ads in the premium podcast, videos stuck in limbo between the stream archive going up and the rendered version getting posted...

Whatever is going on with the backend of the site needs a swift kick in the head.

There has definitely been some problems. They haven't updated the premium feed either which is all I use which seems a bit lame.

Sorry, is it showing up now?

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I love you Vinny but sometimes your hosting is frusterating. You guys hate talking about any game week to week, even if you enjoy it and play it a lot, but listening to 20 minutes a week plus about what Jeffs kid wants to watch Jeff play is super entertaining I guess.

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@vinny: I decided to just go listen to the regular one and skip through the ads and I haven’t heard any yet so I think Premium is somehow in the regular slot??

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@vinny: It is now in the premium feed.

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I love you Vinny but sometimes your hosting is frusterating. You guys hate talking about any game week to week, even if you enjoy it and play it a lot, but listening to 20 minutes a week plus about what Jeffs kid wants to watch Jeff play is super entertaining I guess.

Noted. Thanks for the love. I'll leave you to discuss it out with the other vocal camp of people that hate hearing about the same game every week. Somewhere, in the eye of that feedback hurricane will be podcasting tranquility and I will live there.

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@humanity said:

@vinny: I decided to just go listen to the regular one and skip through the ads and I haven’t heard any yet so I think Premium is somehow in the regular slot??

Nah, they are doing some new dynamic ad stuff where it should insert ads if there are any and it's all done in the backend. If there currently aren't any then none will show up. We have to build in the breaks regardless. I'm still curious, honestly, to see it all working in action. Very new, very fancy.

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Happy Birthday, Abby! Also, you're doing great Vinny, keep up the good work!

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The fair catch free kick is if you fair catch on put you technically have two options

1) the one everyone always does which is just go on offense

2) attempt a basically uncontested field goal

It basically exists because it was in the very early rules and the only reason it is still a rule in the NFL (the NCAA got rid of it) because it hasn't been attempted successfully so no one cares enough to just get rid of this rule that pops up every few years

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Happy burfday Monsuier Russell

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I love this crew thanks guys and also happy bday abby

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Happy birthday Abby!

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I wish a very happy birthday to Abby.

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Happy Birthday Abby!

I remember that Luigi's Mansion 3 Godzilla boss Abby's talking about. You've gotta split into Gooigi to get double the pushing power to get the orb to hit the boss consistently. There's nothing in the game to help you figure this out and I also died several times before I did.

This is a perfect example of my biggest gripe with LM3: there's so many tools to solve puzzles that playing through that game was a repeating cycle of losing 5-15 minutes thinking I needed to find something that would allow me to get past an obstacle when I already could have overcome it, I just didn't try the right tool (usually cause I forgot I could do that - air blast for example).

I still like that game overall, but this has been frustrating.

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Happy B day Abby!

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Vinny may have already seen 'em, or be past kevlar, but CapnBub's Accessory Pack and Symmetrical Kevlar Arms are my must have XCOM 2 cosmetic mods. CapnBub's is damn near professional quality.

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@garr123: that's the one I've got, CapnBub's. It's great.

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Happy Birthday, Abby! 🎉

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So Vinny, with your current interest in X-Com 2, what are the odds of Exquisite Corps Season 2 happening?

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Vinny with your continued interest in X-Com if you want to see a bunch of different crazy mods that might interest you and also might be able to pick up some tips and tricks check out ChristopherOdd on YouTube.

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Happy Birthday Abby! And CODMW is 146GB on my PC.

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heyy! Jeff mentioned my 3AM update tweet ;)

also, Happy B-Day Abby!

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@vinny said:
@stephen_von_cloud said:

I love you Vinny but sometimes your hosting is frusterating. You guys hate talking about any game week to week, even if you enjoy it and play it a lot, but listening to 20 minutes a week plus about what Jeffs kid wants to watch Jeff play is super entertaining I guess.

Noted. Thanks for the love. I'll leave you to discuss it out with the other vocal camp of people that hate hearing about the same game every week. Somewhere, in the eye of that feedback hurricane will be podcasting tranquility and I will live there.

Talk about whatever you want to Vinny.

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Hey, everyone. I like the Beastcast a lot.

Happy Birthday, Abby.

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If Alex doesn't play the first Nier someday, I will riot. It's a little grindy but you've played much worse, it holds up. I hate asking people to go back to the PS3 though, as a first gen HDD console, it has NOT aged well.

Happy Birthday Abby!

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Why are the last few episodes just called "/audio.mp3" in the rss feed as opposed to the regular episode name? Seems to break all my podcast programs.

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War of the Chosen adds so much awesome content, you'll wonder how you ever got along without it. Can't wait til you make the switch to hear how it feels without the massive downtime between releases.

Also the ending is great and sets up a VERY clear path to a 3rd game.

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This is for Jeff, I'm not sure if I would recommend Unravel 2 for you and your son. It's harder than it looks. My son is 7 and a half years old and there were plenty of parts he would get stuck at and not know how to proceed. It is co-op, but at times it can require some quick reflexes and a lot of button combos. I liked vinny's idea of revisiting Mario Odyssey

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Re: Bakalar's CoD's Frequent Monster Patches (the size of entire video games)

A point I'm surprised no one brought up, which is still a very real problem is... Broadband internet in the US sucks ass; regional monopolies, price gouging, poor service coverage and slow speeds, and data caps. This is especially true for anyone who doesn't live near a decent-sized city or on either coast.

Both Giant Bomb West & East live in large metro areas, some with access to fiber, where this isn't an issue, but for the rest of the US, this is a problem.

Auto-updating multiple oversized game "patches" could easily, and routinely, cripple your service or blow your data cap, incurring added fees. And that's just for Call of Duty.

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Couple suggestions for kids:

Yoku’s Island Express

Splatoon

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I’m so excited for Kentucky Route Zero. I haven’t played it in any capacity and I’m psyched to finally check it out on my Switch.

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@vinny said:
@flappyhands said:
@zoofame said:

Podcasts going to the wrong feed for weeks, getting ads in the premium podcast, videos stuck in limbo between the stream archive going up and the rendered version getting posted...

Whatever is going on with the backend of the site needs a swift kick in the head.

There has definitely been some problems. They haven't updated the premium feed either which is all I use which seems a bit lame.

Sorry, is it showing up now?

Thanks, Vinny!

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Happy Birthday Abby!