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Giant Bombcast 461: Movie Theater Ghosts

Aboard the station Bombcast we observe the dark business of mock reviews, hot dog techniques, and why Quick Looks are so darn quick.

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

Dec. 20 2016

Cast: Jeff, Brad, Drew, Matt, Jason

Posted by: Drew

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Stitches is still alive. The song Jeff is thinking of is "Bricks in Yo Face". His last album was last year I believe. With all this info, now whatcha gonna do wit it?

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woo!

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woo!

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#Lastcast2016

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Ahhh, beloved Bombcast.

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Sorry to all those Crytel employees. Horrible time to lose your job.

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Final cast! Thankfully there will be daily 3-hour sessions to help me get through the holiday season next week!

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I hope they talk about video games!

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Jason's Ghost Stories should be a new feature on the podcast!

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Sweet.

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There's part of an creepy old abandoned mall hidden underneath a nearby multiplex. I bet it's where all the cool ghosts hang out.

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I feel like I have been holding onto the idea of the movie theatre experience for longer than a lot of people but I went to see Rogue One on Friday night and the guy one over from me threw up multiple times into his drink cup and eventually onto the person in front of him and refused to leave the theatre even when a manager showed up to kick him out. so I say lets burn the whole thing down.

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Always sit in the back row. The only theaters I'm willing to deal with these days are those with assigned seating.

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I'm not "Anti-Denuvo" or whatever, but FYI Denuvo does use online activation servers from what I understand. This generally occurs in the background so you don't notice it, but the game might need to go online to reactivate after a hardware change or once every few days or weeks.

It is not 'always online' though.



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I love the Bombcast! It's got a nice beat and it's easy to dance to!

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For the record, ghosts aren't real. Kids, don't quite a job because of a ghost please.

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That's why Rorie's hair always looks like a lawnmower attacked it.... <3

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Brad's mic seems too hot and I keep turning up the volume to hear Jason but then get blown out by Jeff and Brad.

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WE NEED TAILS FROM THE SUPPORT E-MAIL ADDRESS!!!!!

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Jeff, I really appreciate having those podcasts during the holiday. It is always great to have some original content and they always make my year, so thank you.

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@emperor_norton said:

There's part of an creepy old abandoned mall hidden underneath a nearby multiplex. I bet it's where all the cool ghosts hang out.

vallco mall in cupertino ca has a nice subterranean section, though it's pretty well lit.

it's also about the most depressing place you can go to.

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OH Jason, I wish you would speak up Sir. I am similarly afflicted with a deep voice and people can't hear me half the time either. The struggle is real.

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Jeff complains about the lack of content in Super Mario Run after stating he doesn't like the Special Coin challenges. There are 72 of these challenges.
Just because you don't like the extra content doesn't mean it's not there.

Also, SteamWorld Dig is the 2nd SteamWorld game, Heist is the 3rd.

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Why do people immediately think 'ghost' whenever their senses are unreliable? Hallucinations are common, are not just visual, and anxiety doesn't help matters.

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Taking Denuvo out might mean a gog version is coming, do they still require no drm?

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Good RidDANce! Real interested to see Dan with Vinny and Alex though, can't wait to see the new hires too.

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Next Far Cry confirmed to take place on Oestriecher island

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Oh, that last GOTY video podcast will be delicious.

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I wonder if some of the most entertaining quicklooks, like for Ride To Hell Retribution, would have happened with the current more "picky" policy they have now

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I'm with Rorie. I've been cutting my own hair for the past three or so years and while it was a challenge at first (I don't just use one number and go to town), when you get the hang of it, it's pretty awesome.

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and um...so making new graphics on a game isn't adding anything to the game and is just an attempt to make you not notice the "game" is the same? Um....are not the graphics PART of the game? An update to them is worth the same as an update to any other part of the game....

hmm what happened with the shadow complex quicklook??

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Goodbye sweet prince (Dan).

My regret is that Vinny never had to deal with Old Dan, because holy fuck that would have been fucking hysterical.

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I love watching rorie systematically remove items from his body to become more and more comfortable. I imagine that if you give him 2 days it'll just be Rorie in boxers.

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re: that Nidhogg 2 email, it sounds like the person writing is running with the assumption that art and visuals are inherently less ... important? than the mechanics and gameplay - and at worst they are just a cover.

A sequel to a game generally must have updates to the gameplay in some fashion, but to dismiss the obviously incredible amount of work put into the new art betrays a deeply cynical view of games and creative endeavors in general.

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@gcg: New Dan is actually Old Dan, wake up sheeple!

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Everytime Brad says that Dead Rising 4 feels more generic, I keep substituting in "Western", as in Western game devs.

It's an association that I've held subconsciously for a while now.

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I am disappointed that they are skipping PAX South again. San Antonio hosting a Royal Rumble that weekend was not enough. Some good old fashion coastal bias. Texas is not perfect but neither is any other state.

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No such thing as ghosts.

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you mention the gamespot style of approaching games, and refer to it as "reviewing it like a book" by breaking down each of its properties. When people do that with books, I actually think of it as reviewing it like a video game. You see this a lot on goodreads and it's pretty infuriating.

that's my story. ok cool

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I would love to have the bombcast theme as my ringtone

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Oh God don't start covering comic books, you are one of the last video game websites that still exclusively covers video games!

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@purpleoddity said:

Why do people immediately think 'ghost' whenever their senses are unreliable? Hallucinations are common, are not just visual, and anxiety doesn't help matters.

Man... can't we just have our fun spooky ghost stories? Of course you can reason it out but "ghosts" is the fun answer.

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Was that a Star Wars Gangsta Rap reference from Drew in the Rogue One talk?

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re: that Nidhogg 2 email, it sounds like the person writing is running with the assumption that art and visuals are inherently less ... important? than the mechanics and gameplay - and at worst they are just a cover.

A sequel to a game generally must have updates to the gameplay in some fashion, but to dismiss the obviously incredible amount of work put into the new art betrays a deeply cynical view of games and creative endeavors in general.

You see a lot of 'graphics don't matter' sentiment in gaming, and appreciation of art over more 'substantive' pursuits is everywhere in society. The saying "all style, no substance" I think often discounts the effect that visuals can have on us.

Oddly we revere music as having emotional or substantive impact but we don't have a saying that says "it's just a vibration" or something shallow. Any kind of art has the ability to move us and doing it well requires a lot of skill and work, but we unfairly judge some over others. I have no love for poetry but I at least accept its value to others.

I also think that's why I don't care about 'games' so much as experiences that often resemble games, and why a game with a strong visual style interests me more than one with the best gameplay.

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@mrlostman13 said:

@purpleoddity said:

Why do people immediately think 'ghost' whenever their senses are unreliable? Hallucinations are common, are not just visual, and anxiety doesn't help matters.

Man... can't we just have our fun spooky ghost stories? Of course you can reason it out but "ghosts" is the fun answer.

You're right. My girlfriend does say that I 'hate fun'. I don't contest it, I am a PhD student and reasoning is my day to day occupation. :P

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@chicken008:

When you can play all the games, replaying levels over and over and over in a game you don't enjoy would seem quite tedious?

If something isn't fun, new not fun is better than replaying not fun.