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Giant Bombcast 549: Reboot the Pearl!

Games! They're coming out and we're talking about them, including Spider-Man, Destiny 2: Forsaken, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, and COD's Blackout mode, along with pre-TGS news, a Fall Out Boy field report, and a check-in with our intrepid East Coast correspondent.

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

Sep. 11 2018

Cast: Jeff, Brad, Matt, Jason, Jan

Posted by: Jan

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Early Bombcast is the best Bombcast.

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For me, there can only be one Judge.

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Ready for that SamSho talk!

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I want to know what Jeff thinks of Blackout!

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I saw Fall Out Boy this weekend with Rise Against. Not my choice, but it was a fun show. And that is my field report from Wrigley Field.

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If it don't click, it aint my pick!

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Rich Gallup?! Im in, baby!

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Backwards hat Jason 10/10

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@csl316: I saw Fall Out Boy last Thursday with Machine Gun Kelly. Girlfriend's choice.

What an odd pairing, but still fun? I got to see MGK try to talk shit about Eminem live, so that was cool i guess?

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I think I'm going to be checking out the beta for that Blackout mode in Black Ops 4.

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The Rich Gallop bit exceeded my expectations.

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Glad to see Rich Gallup, looking kinda shaky though. Hope it’s nothing serious.

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I stopped listening to the bombcast about a year ago. But I saw Rich so I have to listen to this one

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Wow, they're even having trouble with stealth in Spider-Man?

Spider-man has the easiest stealth of any game I've ever played. Like, I litterally do not know how it could be made any easier. I guess maybe the one or two final stealth missions reaches the point where it's the difficulty level of a normal stealth game's second level.

At that point, you're basically asking for stealth to be taken out of games like these, which would make me sad personally. I think stealth segments are a fun break from swinging and fighting.

They even timed all the routes so you only have to wait like 1 second before everyone's backs are turned to you. So even lack of patience isn't really an excuse.

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Oh man Rich Gallup.

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Rich Gallup is just sublime!

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I wonder what the gamespot opinion was. I like Rich, I hope he lands on his feet.

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@thepotatoman: yeah, I've not finished the game but it is as basic as modern stealth games get so far for me.

also all of the classes in Borderlands 1 were kind of awful besides the soldier turret dude being good and the sniper lady was OK. 2 had muuuuch better variety overall especially after all the DLC. I mean, there wasn't a overpowered turret anymore that numbed the difficulty away, but the gameplay was definitely more varied and interesting. The problem with 2 is that starting a new character was pretty excruciating overall as the opening parts of that game are very boring and dragged out (tried not to use a glacial pun) and really needed a "skip me ahead at least 90 minutes" button.

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Jan putting a picture of Rich Gallup in an empty seat and then moving it around when Rich was talking was an inspired decision.

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Jan, you are the reason why people should watch the video version of these podcasts.

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Awesome hearing from Rich, hope everyhing works out sooner rather than later but I'm sure it will. Gbwest killing it as always!

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My man Rich. Hope you find an awesome job as soon as possible.

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Oh yeah, time for the Gb.

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Destiny starts 39:07, ends 57:19

The usual "I want to like Destiny but they need to fix X Y Z, it could be amazing if they just fixed these, I really want to like it, but oh man, those things, you know", nothing you haven't heard 10,000 hours of already

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That last email is something else

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No mention of Belgium sueing cause they refuse to comply with the new lootbox ruling?

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The Switch will not be WORSE in any way despite the quality of the Cloud Save System - BECAUSE it currently has NONE and is still selling very good.

/SaltyBrad

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I have no idea what Rich was trying to allude to. Anyone know the details?

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Hey, real talk: let's get a new version of the theme song for 2019. Same tune, new mix?

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@csl316: I saw Fall Out Boy last Thursday with Machine Gun Kelly. Girlfriend's choice.

What an odd pairing, but still fun? I got to see MGK try to talk shit about Eminem live, so that was cool i guess?

Mine was also girlfriend's choice (FOB and RA high school nostalgia). MGK played a Weezer song, said he wrote a song inspired by it, and started his song that sounded exactly the same. Honestly, I was surprised by the presentation because there was a full band with decent musicians. But it was confusing, to say the least.

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I don't think Nintendo will ever have cloud saving for the Pokemon RPG games. They still only have 1 save file.

Also nice to hear from Rich!

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@banoffee: Just wait for GOTY / Best of 2018 deliberations.

#TimeIsAFlatCircle

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@brad@jeff I drove past people waiting for said Fall Out Boy concert (I was out raiding during the Pokemon Go Moltres Event), and there were people also doing Fortnite dances even just lining up, before they knew they would be putting Fortnite on the video boards. Awkward. Also, supporting them that night at Wrigley Field, we're Rise Against, and Machine Gun Kelly. I was disappointed to hear that Kevin Owens didn't show up to powerbomb MGK off a stage again.

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I'm still confused what opinion Rich could have had in the Gamespot days that would get him fired several jobs later.

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I'm really curious what Rich did 8+ years ago at Gamespot that would justify his termination now. I hope he lands on his feet. I didn't follow GS at all back then, so I don't know what it could be.

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1:19:00

Whoa whoa whoa, I work on the floor under Big Huge Games. I thought they just made mobile stuff, what's this about a console game and being related to 38 studios? I had no idea.

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@mobiusfun: It's a totally alright actionish RPG as well! Prior to that I think I only knew Big Huge from the Catan 360 game (I think?)

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@hiimzev: I get your frustration, but chillax man. He just happens to jibe with that game a whole lot. It's not my favorite game either and I have serious problems with it and with how they went about treating their audience. And the pricing, oh yes.

Brad's a good guy though, come on. He doesn't deserve that. He's just passionate about it.

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I agree with the emailer, fuck cub fans.

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I hope project judge is dubbed!

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@dan_citi said:

@thepotatoman: yeah, I've not finished the game but it is as basic as modern stealth games get so far for me.

also all of the classes in Borderlands 1 were kind of awful besides the soldier turret dude being good and the sniper lady was OK. 2 had muuuuch better variety overall especially after all the DLC. I mean, there wasn't a overpowered turret anymore that numbed the difficulty away, but the gameplay was definitely more varied and interesting. The problem with 2 is that starting a new character was pretty excruciating overall as the opening parts of that game are very boring and dragged out (tried not to use a glacial pun) and really needed a "skip me ahead at least 90 minutes" button.

Siren was also super OP in Borderlands 1. I've tried to finish B2 multiple times, but I just can't make it past the first 1-2 hours of that game. I get really bored and nothing hooks me.

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wait so Rich got fired because of some stuff from years ago?

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Rich Gallup back for another edition of the Gallup Poll!!

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As I listened to Rorie talk about BFA, I definitely found myself agreeing. I enjoyed the (Horde) main story stuff, but have kinda hated everything else. The rep grind feels like it's taking twice as long as Legion's, even with all the rep follower missions. It feels like the only reward for doing island expeditions is getting to do them, so I stop after I get my weekly clear.

It really just seems like "Legion But More Drawn Out." And also buggier! I started playing WoW after a long break like a month after Legion came out, and it felt relatively polished by then. But I keep seeing a lot of broken world quests a month after BFA came out, which is kind of a bummer. Maybe I'll check out Uldir in raid finder once all the wings are out, but I'm not that motivated to resub once my sub runs out.

...Which sucks because I bought a game card, so my sub doesn't end until Halloween.

Edit:And sorry for rambling so much about WoW, but the story is just a bummer. Going to war because... the alliance might attack us? Our paranoid, zombie warchief burns down a giant tree and tries to kill all the elves? Yeah the overall narrative just leaves me numb to the story so I don't have that going for me. At least with the REALLY DUMB stuff involving Illidan last expansion, it was at least building up to a logical goal. "DEMON BAD LETS KILL THEM."

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guest GB is always good.

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@dushanan: I definitely understand that as a Horde player your motivation seems kinda shit at the moment. I definitely think I’ve had the better luck with the arc with the Jaina storyline; have absolutely loved that stuff!