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The Giant Beastcast: Episode 309

Big thumbs up for so far for Hitchhiker, Alex plays some NieR Replicant, and Bakalar continues building an actual arcade in his house. We've also got the news, including a new entry in the children's/assassination book genre, and your emails!

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. 22 2021

Cast: Vinny, Alex, Jeff B.

Posted by: Vinny

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Woof!
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Bakalar already has pinball arcade in his house

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Did some planting this week and definitely found some cicadas just waiting like an inch under the surface.

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@vinny When Alex mentioned a god falling to earth in Drakengard and you asked if it was a chained god... Was that a Malazan joke?

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Why is it called Village when there’s only one house -Lawl didn’t play demo

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I like Too Human. There I said it

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@eldredpe said:

@vinny When Alex mentioned a god falling to earth in Drakengard and you asked if it was a chained god... Was that a Malazan joke?

Sure was... sure was..

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@bathala: Yeah I don't know where he got the 'one house' impression.

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All the 311 talk I was totally expecting to hear the John Oliver line, "311 the Beatles of rap rock"

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During the talk of Vinny magically growing long locks, disappointed that no one referenced the children’s movie horror show “The Peanut Butter Solution”

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@jeffbakalar I graduated from a Baltimore high school in 2004, and I can confirm that you're remembering Brood X accurately. I think Maryland is the epicenter of them, or at least it sure felt like it. My friends and I were working on a student film that we had to rush production on to finish before they emerged in force, and our graduation was shunted indoors in mid-June humid helltimes. Fun!

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Less three eleven talk please because all it does is remind me of Colin Moriarty who has 311 fandom as pretty much his second defining personality trait after misogyny

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"Call of duty has a tiny bit of aim assist" what the actual fuck. its like a huge magnet is attached to every player on consoles.

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@vinny said:
@eldredpe said:

@vinny When Alex mentioned a god falling to earth in Drakengard and you asked if it was a chained god... Was that a Malazan joke?

Sure was... sure was..

As someone who is currently rereading Malazan this makes me very happy.

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I would play the heck out of Resident Evil: Bob Villa hahaha

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Vinny is right Battlefront is literally Battlefield but Star Wars

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@vinny: as Master of the deck I hereby decree you blessed. Go forth, Storyteller, and may the deck could be better for it.

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There’s a Stephen King story called “Word Processor of the Gods” where whatever a guy types on his Wang word processor comes true. He gets a new job, wife, etc.

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Tomato sauce or red sauce are all popular terms for Ketchup in UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.

Pasta sauce is what a US audience would commonly call red sauce.

Source: I have called these things by these names.

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So I'm not gonna get this 100% accurate but I wanna say Ending E was more or less a joke ending where the Drakengard protagonist go through a portal or something and end up in NYC fighting fighter jets on his Dragon and the blood of his dragon or something else from his world ends up causing the disease which ultimately leads to the extinction of humanity. So yeah technically its part of the Drakengard extended cinematic universe but mostly just as a framing mechanism to setup the world state of the Nierverse with the super plague.

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Is Trader Joe's doing native advertising? Why even read that email?

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I love how Alex bitches about the RE demo not having a village part even though it has that exact thing in it, if he had read literally any news on it or watched a single video or read the description on the store page he'd know and not make a fool of himself lol. I guess being a games journalist and reading gaming news don't go hand in hand.

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@schindigg: par for the course for him. He comes in with preconceived notions and judgements before any experience. Most recent example being It Takes Two. Completely dismissing the gameplay because he’s offended by the story intro.

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@madlaughter: God forbid they talk about a band because someone you don't like also is a fan of them.

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Correction: even though you can just directly download stuff, itch has had an optional standalone client for a while now. I'm assuming the Epic itch app just launches that.