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Playdate: Midweek Multiplayer Madness: Star Wars Battlefront II

In a Galaxy far far away, we battle with YOU the community!

The crew of Giant Bomb invites you to join us for some fun times with video games.

Jan. 30 2020

Cast: Jeff, Brad, Ben, Jason

Posted by: Jan

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Star Wars Battlefront II

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Hell yeah. Battlefront 2 has had a really great comeback recently and I'm glad to see it get featured again. They made a ton of really smart changes and the modes/classes are super diverse (well, some eras more than others lol)

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nice, I love Matt Rorie's Community Co-Op Corner

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Glad you guys are covering this. This is easily my favorite multiplayer FPS right now.

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Watching this stream actually made me want to get back into Apex again, weirdly enough.

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Glad y'all threw down on this wonderful Thursday!

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Turns out I just like listening to people talk about Star Wars on the internet.

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I really wish Brad would take a second to look at some of the other games that have come out since Tie Fighter before dismissing them outright. I know Ace Combat hasn't had the greatest track record in recent years, but I jumped into it for the first time with AC7 and it blew me away.

Pretty much everything Brad described as things he liked about Tie Fighter, I would say AC7 does far better. And unlike, say, Freespace 2 (which is one of my favourite games of all time) it's relatively easy to get into, and ISN'T padded out by endless dogfights or a lot of patrol or escort missions. It's a tight 10-15 hour campaign and I loved every minute of it.

Also, as Austin Walker would say, the soundtrack fucking SLAPS!

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I always thought the little chain around Vader’s neck was to keep his cloak from falling off

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Appreciate them looking into this! I wasn't aware this game got better.

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imagine - a multiplayer live show, on this, a thursday night

what a thing

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Ah man I missed this would’ve loved to participate I love this game it really got its shit together

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Is it just me or is Jeff's mic knackered?

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Roger, Roger

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Thanks Giantbomb, now i want to play this game again.

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@jeff: if I'm recalling correctly, one of the 'LEGO Star Wars' games does actually have the Palpatine character constantly laughing while you're playing as him. Someone got it right, is what I'm saying here.

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Brad dropping those prequels quotes all over the place. Highly appreciated.

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I came late to Jedi Fallen order and Played and Beat on Xbox one X and have encountered none of the issues Brad say he has with the game

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Wheres the baby yOda?

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There's No Time!

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@xdeser2: I just wish it wasn't so grindy still. Getting rank 4 star cards and all the guns/attachments for all classes is still a major chore. I also don't like how Capital Assault is limited to the prequel era. Was it really too much work that they couldn't have made it for the other eras?

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@president_barackbar sequel era is getting supremacy next week, OT era is getting it later in february

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Fuuuck John Williams is a god

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By the way it’s:

- V

- IV

- VII

- VI

- III

- VIII

- IX

- I

- II

from best to worst, in that order

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@octocoq:

V - III- IV- VI - II - I - VIII - VII - IX

I fixed it for you. :P

No, way that 9 is any better than those other movies. Even for an non-SW fan that movie is straight up unwatchable. That's why Vinny walked out of it. And 7 is extremely unoriginal, it hurts.

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I recently reinstalled this as well. Nice to see them stick with the game to make it better, rather than just give lip service.

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I just want Jeff to know the Phoenix New Times is the best free alternative paper in Arizona. The best stories about medical marijuana, band show reviews, and some times horrible political corruption. All the news that fit to print.

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@basanakin: Where did Vinny mention walking out of it?

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Did Star Wars steal Jeff's lunch money when he was in elementary school? LOL damn

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Jeff's jacket tho

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How would anybody come out of watching the Prequel Trilogy thinking Attack of the Clones is the best and Revenge of the Sith is the worst? Attack has nothing good about it and the first 15 minutes of Revenge is better than all of Attack.

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Ok here's my idea for a movie Cara Dune and Jyn Erso team up and well that's all you need.

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I would haunt Donald Trump as a force ghost. Maybe the Zuck on weekends.

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Man, Jeff and Brad not respecting Ace Combat hurts.

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terrible ranking, Ben :P it’s

V > VIII > IV > VI > VII > IX > III > I > II

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@steveurkel: If they add a capture the flag mode, that should be the flag.

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Community game night is great. Please do more :)

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Did Jeff say NURBS?!

As in Non-Uniform Rational Bezier Splines?!

As in No-one-Understands Rational Bezier Splines?!

I'm sure no one at EA is smart enough to program NURBS!

There are CAD software that are sold for 100s-1000s of dollars just because they can do the calculations!

Holly smokes! Where did he hear that?!

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I originally purchased this game when it came out. I was so turned off by the loot box BS, I shelved it.

I fired it up recently and played the single player. It's not bad and easy on the eyes. The story is ham fisted but the action in between is fun.

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Thanks for this vid. It made me give BF2 a chance and I LOVE it.

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Oh neat, TNT is back!