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Giant Bombcast 03/29/2016

In between the launches of two VR headsets, we manage to... only talk about VR a little before delving into remastered adventure games, Street Fighter patches, early Dark Souls releases, some reminiscing about the good old days, and a whole bunch of Nintendo talk.

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

Mar. 29 2016

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Woo! Bombcast is up! First?

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Is this podcast vr supported?

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Hey, pretty early for same-day recording!

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? when did this go up

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Edited By stordoff

First comment was 7 seconds ago. I might check GB a little too frequently...

Edit: Never knew GB used Synologys for their archives. Seems oddly appropriate that my GB content (downloads + Endurance Run remasters) also ends up on one now.

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Second?

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I hope its a 10 hour podcast about them talking about their 10 hour VR live stream

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Fourth. I want to thank everyone who made this possible.

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TUUUESDAY!!!

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ayyy

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The Giant Tentaclecast is what I want.

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First time a Souncloud notification has ever reminded me about the Bombcast. Hell yeah

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YEAAAAAAA

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Giant Bomb: Riftface cental

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Wooooo! Commuting home with a smile!

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Play more Splatoon.

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woah soundcloud

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The amount of effort put into that fake NX controller was kind of disturbing.

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VR, Street Fighter V and The Division are for 2016's Bombcasts what MGSV, Witcher 3 and Destiny were from 2015's.

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Oh man jeff is having issues with his 2500k, i hope my 3570k will be able to handle vr, i was going to wait the couple months for broadwell e to upgrade, but damn i may have to upgrade sooner ._.

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I appreciate you guys don't spend forever on VR. I do like hearing about it but I'm on VR overload right now with the two headsets launching and all.

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Part of me was upset that they didn't have the Bombcast up for my commute home from work. But now that it's here I'm just stoked to have something to listen to for the drive to work! And there's the 11 hours of content to watch from yesterday.

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This week's VR talk ends mercifully at 28:35.

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No Overwatch talk? Damn, I was hoping for another Jeff rant about how stupid the internet is.

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If they're gonna keep talking about VR, and how there's no "real" games for it yet, I wish they would play Budget Cuts. It's short, but it's the first "videogame-ass videogame" I've played in VR.

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@windfall259: I doubt they give a fuck about another one of those dumb controversies.

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WOAH, you guys got Soundcloud now? One more podcast I don't have to download like a scrub WOOT!

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Jeff's creeper voice always cracks me up. "Show it......"

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My life for VR.

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Real question: When will the bombcast be filmed for VR so we can watch as if we are at the podcast table?

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A+ DOTT coverage. I approve whole-heartedly.

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What's the source for that image? DOTT FTW!

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@stordoff said:

First comment was 7 seconds ago. I might check GB a little too frequently...

No such thing :)

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I've been playing Clash Royale in an emulator (MEmu) on PC. The precision of a mouse and a large screen is quite useful.

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@noizy said:

I've been playing Clash Royale in an emulator (MEmu) on PC. The precision of a mouse and a large screen is quite useful.

might have to try this. i mean it's not like i could have any less self-respect! :D

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"Skinner box" typically refers to the experiment on variable reward schedules where there is a random chance at receiving a reward based on a certain input, thereby conditioning a subject to perform an input regardless of if they are in any way rewarded. Random chests in both Dota 2 and Clash Royale absolutely 100% fit this definition, as the benefits of a purchase may be equal to or less than the cost based solely on a roll of the dice. Even if the average perceived benefit of a purchase is greater than zero, that doesn't matter in operant conditioning. In Clash Royale, the amount of time saved is constant, but the value of that time is not, since what you get in the chest affects what you do with that extra time.

Since Brad admits to not understanding this tidbit of high school psychology, it's understandable he would call accusations of "skinnerboxing" patently ridiculous, but the experiment does raise a valid point about the dangers of doing things for a chanceat an equal or greater reward rather than the reward itself.

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My first PC: IBM PS/1 486sx25 w/ 4MB RAM and a 120MB HD. Think I was in 9th grade.

The machine that gave me all my LucasArts playtime and no dates throughout high school. :)

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straight to business two weeks in a row :[

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@brad The exact wording of the statement you guys read on air said that the multiplayer for the "international version" was not enabled yet. And the trick you have to go through to get the JP version to run in English makes me think that you're basically enabling the download of the "international version", not just playing the JP version with an English translation. So I'm guessing (but can't verify) that the JP version does in fact have online enabled right now.

Edit: This is about Dark Souls 3.

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Overview video of the Flappy Bird SMW code injection

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@drewbert / @jeff: I'm almost certain it was done by hand, not a tool-assessed/modded controller. (Edit: Brad corrected that in the podcast)

It's a similar technique to getting to the SMW credits in sub-2minutes, by hand.

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Dan spoilering things in Stardew again, surprise

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Thank you for this as someone that has no intrest in VR at all its nice to know what parts to skip.

This week's VR talk ends mercifully at 28:35.

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@ilikepopcans said:

Dan spoilering things in Stardew again, surprise

Timestamp?

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everyone get a http://vrcover.com/ if you get a vr headset, the foam will get gross FAST if you plan on sharing it around with people, jeff is completley right, think greasy controller X10 because you are putting a grease sponge on your face.

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Dan spoilering things in Stardew again, surprise

Spoiling things in..

This is where we are?

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Very much hoping Jeff and the gang show it

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I want to have the power to change the music in any restaurant I'm in to whatever I wish.