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Giant Bombcast 02/02/2016

This week from the new studio: Jason mourns the last Street Fighter V beta; Dan has begun to bear Witness; Brad really likes the mood lighting; Jeff has thoughts on Mario. All this plus your emails!

The Giant Bombcast is the world's most beloved video game podcast, and now it's available in video form.

Feb. 2 2016

Posted by: Brad

Episode Notes:

Due to not one but two recording failures, we had to pull the last few minutes of this episode from a room mic. Pardon our dust!

Also, as of last week the show is now also available on Soundcloud.

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ive always wanted this

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earlycast

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Yay! Tuesday!

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wooooooooooooooo

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Happy to have Tuesday arrive.

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Can't wait for that good shit.

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Holy crap those show notes!

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Yay! It's Tuesday Anime Funtimes!

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Needs more Geo City gifs

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In time for the commute home this week. Fantastic!

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When is http://www.giantbomb.com getting its visitor counter?

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Alright, Jason is on!

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Recording failures on the West as well?

Based on the image, I'm assuming Jeff is going to talk about The Blacklist again?

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Wonder if there'll be any XCOM 2 talk.

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animated jiffs!

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This look like some GOTY flowover.

@fink said:

Needs more Geo City gifs

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For some reason that Under Construction gif section immediately sent me back to the late 90's websites (which is strange since I was a child then).

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ohhh snap

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Haha those gifs are great :D

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Yeah Red Reddington!

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Oh yes, it seems there will be some Blacklist talk. Thanks to Jeff I'm hooked on this show.

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Enjoyed this week's conversation on The Witness (and color) much more than last week's. I appreciate the technical discussion on color and how it can affect one's gameplay experience.

It is a nice departure from the coverage I have seen across games media. The overflowing hyperbolic praise has such a religious fanaticism to it that it almost turns me away from wanting to play it.

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All show notes should include at least 2 (two) GIFs pulled directly from old angelfire websites.

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Any XCOM 2 talk ?

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Not that I'm so proud of it or anything, but since it was a discussion that opened the show, I just thought I'd share a list I made a long time ago.

The top ten all time colorblind offenders.

1. The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks
(The Spirit Flute) By far the most infuriating polygonal monstrosity I have ever encountered. Six notes, and to my eyes, about two colors. The instructional notes don't even look like they're the same color as on the flute. It's hard enough to blow on the DS even if you know what notes to select. Imagine spending nearly an hour desperately trying combinations.
2. Bust-A-Move
There are enough color based puzzle games to fill its own top ten list, but this one has always stuck out as the toughest. In some versions of the game, the colored bubbles are nearly fully transparent, with slight hues to them. Fucking impossible.
3. Metroid Prime
(Space Pirates) There was a corridor about 2/3 of the way through this game where a number of space pirates attack. They each have different colored shoulderpads or something too subtle, which correlate to the weapon they are weak to. I had to memorize the order of all enemies to traverse it. What an exercise.
4. Silent Hill: 0rigins
(pill puzzle) Survival horror games are huge colorblind offenders. Just like puzzle games, I could go on and on. Not even the brilliant Resident Evil 4 is innocent of this crime. This puzzle in the lackluster Silent Hill prequel game where you had to arrange multicolored pills under low light using a guide that did not match the tone the actual pills had was the absolute low point.
5. Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake
(follow the guard with a green Helmet) Aside from expecting you to know Morse code and other batshit things, trying to find the one solider in the base with a 3 pixel wide green helmet was pretty damn cruel.
6. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
(minimap) Green yellow and red dots can fuck off. Forget asking or giving a friend directions, because they'll only end in shouting matches.
7. BioShock 2
(Hacking) The hacking minigame was one of my favorite parts of the original Bioshock. All it took was one look at the new hacking screen for me to say "no sale."
8. Guitar Hero
Yes, I know the note highway works like a traffic light, but I could not even start the game. I COULD NOT PASS THE MENU! Party's over.
9. Hamburger
(Just kidding - It's LEDs!) No GB entry for this one. I never know if my controller batteries are charged, or if my consoles are off or just sleeping. Stop mixing green and red! Blue. Use blue. I've got a Nyko wiimote charger that displays green and blue. See, that's how you do it!
10. Mario Kart
(green & red shells) I suppose this one must be a blessing in disguise. I've gotten so accustomed to not knowing if my projectile will track on to its target, or fling hopelessly into oblivion. This has trained me to wield the most fearsome green shell in the sport of Karting Marios.

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@halfdane1975: Probably not, they got their copy of the game late (yesterday I believe).

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TUUESDAY!!! YEAOHH!!

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For those that would rather not hear a lot of details on The Witness before they play it its about the 35 minute mark where they stop talking about it. They don't say anything to spoil puzzles but they started to talk about things I'd rather discover myself so I skipped ahead.

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I'm too stupid for The Witness :(

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I so hope SFV's netcode turns out good.

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Thank you for this

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@zxlpx said:

For those that would rather not hear a lot of details on The Witness before they play it its about the 35 minute mark where they stop talking about it. They don't say anything to spoil puzzles but they started to talk about things I'd rather discover myself so I skipped ahead.

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you can play it

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Brad sounds like his 'P's' seem more strong than normal, like he's spitting on the mic. Noticed it last week too.

Edit: No it's everyone. Like the pop shields are too close.

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I love that Raymond Reddington is this weeks bombcast picture!

"James Spader is, and always will be cooler than Keifer Sutherland!"-Jeff

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That's some pretty hot .gif action there.

Now all we need is the Diablo flames.

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Image: One thing’s for sure -- we’re all going to be a lot thinner.

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This podcast seems pretty short on Ross Perot impersonations.

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Looks like someone found a .gif file from 20 years ago.

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I wonder how long until they start doing the video podcasts that jeff hinted at a while ago

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Witness, Street Fighter V, and Mario. 3 things I don't care about, booo! Yet I'll listen to it all and love every second, damn this site!

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That The Witness discussion was so good! It covered all the kneejerk reactions (which each bomber expressed in their own way) I see everywhere, and kind of probed around the edges of why those frustrations are there in the game and what it all means. I really hope Dan can edge away from the kind of thinking that makes him say it's "up its own ass" and approach it honestly like how it was created.

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I want to be Jeff's color coach

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major the witness spoilers 0:01:20 - 0:01:53

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I didn't know the show notes supported GIFs. THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING.

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The dismissive attitude people who are into games have toward anime (and related) reminds me of how the "cool kids" back in school used to treat people who were into video games.

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@decaped: I think Dan is already approaching it honestly. Just his approach happens to be different than your own.

I personally consider J. Blow to be a bit pretentious in his interviews, so I wouldn't be surprised if he integrated that into the audio logs.

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I didn't care for some of the audio logs, but the one from the astronaut I thought was actually really beautiful.