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Playdate: GBE: Megadate 05/13/2016

We battle the forces of darkness in DOOM, Hearthstone, and Galak-Z. All with new mics! [Demons hate those]

The crew of Giant Bomb invites you to join us for some fun times with video games.

May. 13 2016

Cast: Vinny, Alex, Austin

Posted by: Vinny

In This Episode:

Doom

Hearthstone

Galak-Z

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WOOO no shirt Friday!

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Oh, man! GBE playing Doom!

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WOOO no shirt Friday!

Wait, isn't this a premium video?

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Do we all have to take our shirts off to watch this?

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For those maybe wondering, here's the deck I sent @alex

http://static.giantbomb.com/uploads/scale_super/10/102177/2851055-ap.jpg

He made some substitutions, some of which I like. I'm not done tweaking it yet. For instance, not sure if I'll keep A Light in the Darkness.

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the sound of these new mics are fantastic in my new MDR-7506's

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Why isn't Jeff backelar ever on these?

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Oh shit. Are those new mics some RE20s? Nice nice.

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Why a controller for Doom?

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@chalkcharmer: Mouse-control for cameras can be really snappy and jittery. For the sake of the viewer/production, and to have a generally smoother look, they preferred showing the game w/ a controller.

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@riven53:

Because he doesn't work for Giantbomb?

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Unknown Gnome

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Fuckin lost it at "Rent Treznor". Good shit.

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They're just not going acknowledge the sick mics on camera? Did they get sick of Austin beard scratching and breaking the old mics? :-)

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DOOMs back yall.
Hail Satan.

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They're just not going acknowledge the sick mics on camera? Did they get sick of Austin beard scratching and breaking the old mics? :-)

That's a hot pre-show exclusive.

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Glory Kill~~

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Yes Vinny, they SHOULD make a new space game. Or something with cowboys, or space cowboys.

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Is this very quiet for anyone else? Really good quality audio but I can't hear very well and unfortunately I am on a macbook and can't turn the volume up any higher or I would.

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I love that they worry about Doom's performance but leave 8X Transparent Multisampling enabled.

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@korwin: You know the weird thing is that I am getting almost 0 frames (or at least not anything noticeable) of difference between no AA and any other type of AA for this game, SMAA or 8xTSAA

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Edited By TGJessie

Is it just me, or is this video kinda quiet? (As compared to, say, the UPF.)

EDIT: Nevermind, like, three posts up says the same. Maybe should have read the comments properly.

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I could watch these three play Hearthstone all day.

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I am become mega.

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@efesell: Of course! GBUnarchive hadn't updated yet when I posted.

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@cypher: I don't really buy that. Why did Brad use KBM for a quicklook then?

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@korwin said:

I love that they worry about Doom's performance but leave 8X Transparent Multisampling enabled.

Hahaha! It consistently blows me away when they somehow overlook anti-aliasing for being the resource hog that it generally is. Obviously there are all kinds of different forms of AA that make exponentially different degrees of a performance impact out there but if you're worried about performance then that should be one of the first things you go and check out and I feel like everyone who works for this site should really know that by now. Maybe just a live stream oversight, but it's a consistent one.

It doesn't really bother me, just surprises me and provides me a good chuckle when I see their settings screen and want to reach through and tweak things hahaha.

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@chalkcharmer: because some people would rather play with a controller than kb/m. Not really some shocking revelation.

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Love it. I was kind of drunk when I watched this live yesterdaty. And watching it now... I hate myself.

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@dezvous said:
@korwin said:

I love that they worry about Doom's performance but leave 8X Transparent Multisampling enabled.

Hahaha! It consistently blows me away when they somehow overlook anti-aliasing for being the resource hog that it generally is. Obviously there are all kinds of different forms of AA that make exponentially different degrees of a performance impact out there but if you're worried about performance then that should be one of the first things you go and check out and I feel like everyone who works for this site should really know that by now. Maybe just a live stream oversight, but it's a consistent one.

It doesn't really bother me, just surprises me and provides me a good chuckle when I see their settings screen and want to reach through and tweak things hahaha.

To be fair, I think Austin mentioned it for a second there, but yes! AA is always my first choice for a bit of extra performance, probably even to my detriment sometimes. Often I'd rather play at 1440p60 than have even the slightest bit of post processing.

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@riven53 said:

Why isn't Jeff backelar ever on these?

I wish he was, but I totally get why he isn't seeing as he doesn't work for GB and has his own stuff to take care of.

I really do like how laid back he is and enjoy his presence on the Beastcast quite a bit.

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Probably should not have watched this right after the Doom QL, probably should've broken it up with Unprofesh or something. Ended up doing a lot of Doom in a row. I mean, I guess it's fine since I watched most of the QL when I was dead tired last night and drifting off but still.

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@riven53: We'd love to have Jeff on more often, but that dude has a full time job! Any time you see him appearing on our stuff is time he's donating (and time he can't be working on his own projects for Cnet).

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All this breaking of limbs, I think the plot twist is that the Doom Guy is Steven Seagal.

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Edited By exogen

@cypher: it's the post-processing making the camera look jerky, not because of mouse control lol.

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@austin_walker: I think you mean working on his own clickbait reviews where he gives Uncharted 4 only 17 Sully's(Sullies?) out of 23 total Sully's. It's a travesty!

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I really like this format of show. Thanks guys.

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@austin_walker: thanks for the clarification. Didn't realize he is part of a different operation. The 3 amigos are always good.

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Edited By BrainScratch

I just went back to the last video they did with the old microphones to compare the audio with this video and, oh my god, the audio in this video is like miles ahead better, it's so much better that the audio on previous videos sounds likes something from the old century where we think "how could have we been fine with that?!"

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@mems1224: It is to me. A fast paced shooter like this? Nah. Not really even a contest IMO. But hey, to each their own. Just not as enjoyable to watch, again IMO.

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I was never a Doom guy. but I'm glad a premise as patently absurd as "Demons invade Mars" has been grandfathered in to modern video games.

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@chalkcharmer: why is it not enjoyable to watch? A kb/m won't automatically make someone better at a game.

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I will say one thing about Doom 4 (hah!) it looks wonderful.

Well, two: the "visceral" kills are quick and dirty rather than mastabatorily lurid that gets real old real quick thruout the game.

I miss Real Windfury. Im glad HS has it.

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Fuckin lost it at "Rent Treznor". Good shit.

Quips so good, make you stop the video to laugh.

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Man that x8 AA really makes things chug. Esp. on a 700 series card.

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Oh yeah! Getting lost! Now we're playing real D00M!

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Shadow Warrior 2 gonna be better than Doom I bet

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I love new content just like everyone else. But it is really nerve wracking to see you guys struggling with technical stuff all the time. I wish some of the premium money would go into better hardware, like new computers / GPUs regulary. I mean the new mics are a start tho.

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I really like the format of this show, having the crew at the same table gives more focus to the game on display. Unprofessional Fridays sometimes devolve into couch talk with the person playing forgotten.