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Giant Bombcast Giant Bomb Game of the Year 2010: Day Four

Dec. 24th 2010

We pass the point of no return in our deliberations, which today include Character We'd Most Like to Party With, Dave's Eastern Bloc Game of the Year, Worst Trend, Best Story, and Best DS-Only Game.

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Edited By MrGtD • 

They mentioned Alan Wake but they didn't mention his buddy Barry! 
 
they better mention Doc Brown

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Episode 200 of the Bombcast! Keep it up guys.

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Did Brad just say  Sarging?

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I still think that York should have gotten guy to party with, and Deadly Premonition should have won best story. Argh.    
 
Wait...They didn't even mention it?! How do you have a discussion about best story without even mentioning Deadly Premonition?! That's a game that all of them played, and the story is easily the best part of that game, and arguably the only decent part. I mean, I can understand if they didn't give it the award, but to not even mention it? I'm disappointed. But whatever.  
 
Wait, never mind, they do jokingly bring it up, but I'm still disappointed, but whatever, they're entitled to their opinions, no matter how much I disagree with them.

Also, I still think Red Dead Redemption had the worst ending of the year. Almost ruined the game for me. 

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This is the best week ever.

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@General_D23: Yeah I forgot it did, and Picross is definitely a much better and more unique game experience.
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Can't get this to download off itunes.

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Edited By Siriusface • 

the file would be on the servers right? so we(ie someone cleverer than me) can find it? 
 
EDIT: IT'S ALIVE! HURRAY!

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how will it all END ?   
 (play dramatic music)

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Edited By Norusdog • 

still can't believe you all gave in to minerva's den...one person can't decide...it TOTALLY invalidates the selection...everyone was against it..but you gave in to the biggest complainer (sorry brad, normally love ya but 99% of your argument made no sense.)
 
whatever hope not to see it again.  As "best addon" is meaningless because of it.

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Edited By roughneck117 • 
@Norusdog:  Hey duuuudeeee, let it go man, let it go. I agree with you that Shadow Broker should have won, but they picked Minerva's Den so just let it go. Breathe in, breathe out...slowly. 
 
In other news, did they record this all in one day? If so, man that must have been one looooong fucking day for them.
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The pre-order retail exclusive is my most hated trend.
As I live in the UK and that makes it literally IMPOSSIBLE to get some content.
Gamestop?!!! WTF is Gamestop!!!

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@Norusdog: I think the fact that he so thoroughly sold them all on it was proof enough. I don't think it was a matter of "complaining" at all, hell he made me want to pick up Bioshock 2 just to play it, and I LOVED Lair of the Shadow Broker.
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I thought Vinny of all people would understand Mass Effect 2. 
 
ALL final reapers look like 'squids', that's the design of their ships. The human looking machine was an unfinished reaper, and that's why all reapers are slightly different shapes, as each ship is made from a different race.  
 
What did you think? That he'd fly around like superman!?  
 
P.S For the fourth time, SHHHHH Brad!

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Brad's complaint about Mass Effect 2's story is bullshit, it had an amazing story, and alot of small stories around it with great characters
 
Calling the story bullshit because of an end boss that he didn't like is just stupid
 
Also, continuing to disagree with Brad on everything

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I would like to party with Francis York Morgan. I was in the middle of typing that when Vinny mentioned it, but yeah. Totally Francis York Morgan. I don't know if it would be a "party", but goddamn would that not be a great time.

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People need to stop whining in the comments, just listen, smile, be happy they do this for our entertainment and not take things so serious. Would all the people complaining be happier if they never did this every year? Doubt it, and if they did then go to a different site. Less QQ more Intellectual thinking.

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Edited By Waffles13 • 

Uh... What happened to Assassin's Creed Brotherhood?
 
I get that Jeff wasn't very hot on the story, but it's pretty clear that they just forgot it. Good or not, it certainly was significant. Moreso than Alan Wake, I'd say.

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Edited By whitesox • 

Hey guys, asked this yesterday, and I got some helpful answers, so I'll ask again.
 
I just started playing Mass Effect 2 and would like to avoid story spoilers until I have finished the game.  The "Best Story" category seems like the place for that to happen.
 
So I ask to those that have listened to the podcast, are there any Mass Effect 2 spoilers within?

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Jeff: I put my keys in my bag with my video game and it broke. I now hate everything.

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no AC: Brotherhood.....no Castlevania Lords of Shadow, hell even Nier had an awesome story and they at least deserve mentions

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If only they knew of Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors. :(

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Ryan, it's not BAUN VAVAUNT, it's Bon vivant. 

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Edited By Rmack • 
@whitesox:  No real spoilers, but they do talk about the final boss a bit. You could always skip forward a little bit when they mention it.
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the story of mass effect 2 does get disqualified because of human shaped robot
brad and vinny understood the story and i would guess jeff didnt care as much as them

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Hell yeah, Picross 3D! 
I'm still playing that game.

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Oh great Brad is uppity again about Mass Effect

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don't care for brad

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Edited By Venatio • 

I wasn't really into the ending of RDR, I loved the story but I still think Mass Effect 2 was better
 
And the ultimate ending in RDR was kind of a letdown because:
 

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@Rmack said:

" @whitesox:  No real spoilers, but they do talk about the final boss a bit. You could always skip forward a little bit when they mention it. "

Eh, that's imprecise.  I'll have to come back to this after I finish the game.  Off topic, how long is ME2?
 
Thanks for the help.
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Laughable Best DS-only Game deliberation but happy Picross 3D won.

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Brad has real problem with games not letting him have the "best" ending.

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I fucking hate eco-boxes as well.

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Yea it was pretty weird that you had to fight a giant terminator at the end of Mass Effect 2.

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Any Alan Wake spoilers?

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@roughneck117:  whether or not I agree with it is really not the issue...I haven't played either.  It's HOW the game won.
 
and it's obvious he didn't convince them of anything..they gave in because the argument went on FAR too long.
 
hence why that entire category should be scrapped because having ONE person whine until he got what he wanted totally renders the ENTIRE PURPOSE of these "debates" invalid and pointless.
 
Frankly I don't care which one is better..it's HOW the decision was made (more like given into) that is the issue here.
 
and I see it started again with ME2 with him even though everyone agree'd before that argument started that Red Dead was the winner.
 
wow..seeing a totally, uncool, side to him now.
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@Norusdog said:
" @roughneck117:   wow..seeing a totally, uncool, side to him now. "
I couldn't agree more.  It's not even good debate it's like "Nah that's cool and all but this is still garbage so it's garbage nyeeeeeh"
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Edited By MusiM • 

I haven't finished listening to this podcast yet but on the topic of story concerning Red Dead, Red Dead's story drive was pretty much the exact same as Mass Effect 2, with the main differential being that Mass Effect 2 allows for different outcomes.  John Marston travels the land to find characters that will help him.  Those characters have Marston do favors which pretty much just tells their story.  Maybe you guys will get to that point in a few minutes, maybe not.  It just seems splitting hairs when you spend half the game doing favors for the B characters in Red Dead and downing Mass Effect 2 for having what I would argue to be bigger and better characters that are more involved in the overall story of the game.  

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Vinny: "I haven't played any of those!" 
Jeff: "Dude, Picross wins." 
 
The credibility is through the roof in the DS category. I love it.

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You guys must have really been running out of steam in this recording.  How could you leave out Chuck Green for "Party With" category?  Beer helmets for everybody bro and then we'll go joy riding on motocross bikes with chainsaws.  Sounds like THE party to go to.  All other categories were accurately judged.  Awaiting more great content!

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Brad needs to shut the fuck up, all his arguments are absolutely baseless.
 
and to you guys who said end of RDR > ME2:  negative. Riding around spamming a button to ride a horse while listening to mundane banter between you and your kid for TWO hours was awfullllll, it's too bad the damn kid didn't get murdered at the end for all the grief it caused me.

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Edited By Norusdog • 
@DefaultProphet: exactly..at least the other guys could give concrete reasons behind why they felt the way they did..agree with those reasons or not.
 
Brad on the other hand was just "it's garbage because I said it is"
 
and seriously, if winners are going to be chosen simply due to brad's disagreeing without any logical reasoning to back it up..then just give up with this..He's really souring this entire thing
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Vinny: Quiet resolve, logical argument.
 
Brad: BRAD MAD, BRAD SMASH. HURRR DURRR.
 
Jeff: WTF, let's just move on because dudes PICROSSSSSSSSSS.
 
Ryan: Ryan Davis is Kevin Costner in "Swing Vote"

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Quote from Brad's own Five Star review of Mass Effect 2:

 

The story gains momentum and intrigue from this fundamental shakeup, and you get a more colorful cast of characters to work with thanks to the relative lawlessness you're operating in. There's a breakneck pacing to working on the fringes of the galaxy, and of galactic society, that really grabbed me and pulled me right along for the ride. 
 

 http://www.giantbomb.com/mass-effect-2/61-21590/reviews/


To then turn around and say this game doesn't belong on the list of best story of the year...  And then in this podcast you say it's story is disjointed!  You have ZERO credibility and I have lost all respect for you.
 
ME2 has the best story of 2010, hands down.
 
I am done with these GOTY podcasts.  Too much emotion and personal agendas, not enough honesty and integrity.