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Quick Look: MLB The Show 17

Jeff and Vinny bring their best sports lingo to the chat room and play some good old baseball and good new baseball.

Sit back and enjoy as the Giant Bomb team takes an unedited look at the latest video games.

May. 8 2017

Cast: Jeff, Vinny

Posted by: Jason

In This Episode:

MLB The Show 17

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THE RETURN OF GIANT BOMB SPORTS TEAM

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Been looking forward to this! Thanks.

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Is it just me or did we lose the Embiggen setting?

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@billymaysrip: Awww yeah sports team!

Happy to see the inter-office communication is taking shape, even if there is still some work to be done to iron out the audio.

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Maybe some criticism.

When you guys made the Ekranoplans QL the voice of both Drew and Vinny seemed "on point" in terms of quality. What I mean with that it created the illusion that they both sounded like they were sitting next to each other. No real idea how Drew/Vinny did that (considering you guys don't do this now) but I assume one of them got the audio-source (their voices without the noise from the other commentator+the game) of both the West- and the Eastcoast and muxed them together. Now since the source does seem to come from Westcoast, Jeff seems way more clear-sounding than Vinny.

Similar with the Late Shift QL a few days ago, but since the source came from Vinny it was him who had the superior sound recording.

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weird change of heart on cross coast quick looks jeff had.

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I'm really happy that we're getting more Quick Looks with Jeff and Vinny together, they're always great and some of my favorites, but the audio quality for Vinny's mic on this one was rough.

But anyway, I rather have Jeff/Vinny QLs with audio issues than not having them at all.

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Hell yeah, the Giant Bomb Sports Team as returned.

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Hope we get more of these Jeff and Vinny QL, they're are just so good.

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Nothing makes me laugh harder than Jeff interacting with strangers in online games.

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@jupham: It's now accessible by hovering on the right most icon, so the one with full screen

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Oh man, that "8 Bit Filter" mode is a fantastic look - definitely not 8 bit and more like a Sega CD or 3DO game, but still really appealing.

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Been thinking hard about picking this up. Just started following baseball again and playing this game would help familiarize myself with players, teams, and their general skills. Plus the retro stuff seems like a good time while drinking.

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omg! the original sports posse!

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In 1987 we used to always have Ken Griffen Jr baseball cards and he was on a Minnesota team I thought then is this the same Ken Griffen? I have probably 50 lbs of baseball cards from the late 80s early 90s and once I got a snes and then a pc I never looked at them since. I had no idea half these teams existed. RBI baseball is the best baseball game why don't they make more of Those?

Big Cs and hot Ds

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weird change of heart on cross coast quick looks jeff had.

I wonder if it's more a case of the technology finally catching up with Jeff's standard for making it work. Seems like there's no lag at all between the two of them and what they're seeing on screen at the same time. They may as well be side by side with how seamless it is.

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Whatever you guys normally use to make it sound like the guy across the country is right there in the office with you didn't seem to work this time.

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SPORTS TEAM ASSEMBLE!

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I feel embiggened!

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Dingers! Screwballs! Sports Team!

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Vinny calling in from the intercom at LaGuardia airport.

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weird change of heart on cross coast quick looks jeff had.

There's a part of me that is dreaming that this is a case of them trying out the technology and realizing it's easier to do cross coast stuff more often. Which means that there is hope for the p5 endurance run later this year. I know it's a pipe dream but let me dream dammit!

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What a season, what a season?

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@jupham: embiggen moved to the center.

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Wow, this is game is all sorts of weird. LOVE IT.

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@geirr: you are perfectly cromulent as you are.

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My Dad still won't watch baseball now since the Expos moved to Washington.

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@fugoy said:
@ripelivejam said:

weird change of heart on cross coast quick looks jeff had.

There's a part of me that is dreaming that this is a case of them trying out the technology and realizing it's easier to do cross coast stuff more often. Which means that there is hope for the p5 endurance run later this year. I know it's a pipe dream but let me dream dammit!

Whilst Atlus' streaming policy is what it is, I think a P5 Endurance Run is out of the question.

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I'm super excited if we've entered an era of cross-coast content.

But yes, it'd be nice if there weren't such a notable quality difference in their audio! I have no idea if that's an engineering nightmare to do.

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In 1987 we used to always have Ken Griffen Jr baseball cards and he was on a Minnesota team I thought then is this the same Ken Griffen? I have probably 50 lbs of baseball cards from the late 80s early 90s and once I got a snes and then a pc I never looked at them since. I had no idea half these teams existed. RBI baseball is the best baseball game why don't they make more of Those?

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Probably not? Ken Griffey Jr started pro in 89 and never played for Minnesota AFAIK...also the name's different, unless it's just misspelled.

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Vinny it sounds like you're using a comedy "bad quality radio caller" filter.

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Really appreciating the return of Vinny + Jeff content.

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@stordoff said:
@fugoy said:
@ripelivejam said:

weird change of heart on cross coast quick looks jeff had.

There's a part of me that is dreaming that this is a case of them trying out the technology and realizing it's easier to do cross coast stuff more often. Which means that there is hope for the p5 endurance run later this year. I know it's a pipe dream but let me dream dammit!

Whilst Atlus' streaming policy is what it is, I think a P5 Endurance Run is out of the question.

They've already laxed the policy significantly and it's only been a month into the games release. It's not out of the question that it may change completely by the end of the year.

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This is the nexus, an infinite loop. These current video game characters now look good enough that they can serve as FMV stand-in's for a pseudo oldschool game intending to present players that might one day look as good as real ballplayers.

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GET OUT OF THE BASEBALL BASEBALL MAN

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@fugoy said:
@stordoff said:
@fugoy said:
@ripelivejam said:

weird change of heart on cross coast quick looks jeff had.

There's a part of me that is dreaming that this is a case of them trying out the technology and realizing it's easier to do cross coast stuff more often. Which means that there is hope for the p5 endurance run later this year. I know it's a pipe dream but let me dream dammit!

Whilst Atlus' streaming policy is what it is, I think a P5 Endurance Run is out of the question.

They've already laxed the policy significantly and it's only been a month into the games release. It's not out of the question that it may change completely by the end of the year.

Also, considering there are hundreds of videos of the last two months, including all boss fights, from both the English version and videos half a year old from the Japanese version it seems the whole thing is more bark than bite.

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All the talk of the Mars Nutz in this QL made me want a Snickers.

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I will always accept a little bit of sound issues for cross coast QL's!

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@dray2k: If I remember something Vinny said on a Beastcast correctly, the Ekranoplans QL and some other cross-coast QLs were made with two locally recorded audios files that were then edited onto the video later. That leads to a lot cleaner audio, but I can imagine it takes a lot more work to edit the video than just recording the call, and considering they were down 2 production team members until Abby started today I'm not surprised they took a shortcut.

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Interestingly, Jupiter might have been a location option even if they hadn't included all the planets, as Jupiter, FL is the Spring Training home for the St. Louis Cardinals.

I loved MLB The Show 2011, I probably put 100+ hours into RTTS. And as a Mariners fan the Ken Griffey Jr. nostalgia is really appealing to me here.

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@steveurkel: He just played for Seattle and Cincinnati.

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I love this Vinny and Jeff stuff. Keep it coming!

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I'm curious why they don't do what I see a lot of others do, where Vinny would record his audio locally and then they can be synced up in editing. It would get rid of the fuzzy audio.

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@alistercat said:

I'm curious why they don't do what I see a lot of others do, where Vinny would record his audio locally and then they can be synced up in editing. It would get rid of the fuzzy audio.

Yeah, I wish they would do that, but I think they're pretty committed to not having to edit this stuff. The poor, over-the-internet sound of Vinny's audio almost makes me not want to watch these kinds of QLs. Almost.

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bit off topic but with the coverage of that hunger games like game the GB crew likes so much i can see it going the way of rocket league when GOTY comes up. Does early access even get in the pick for GOTY. Hitman was done by the time GOTY came but if it wasnt would they have been forced to not include it even though they liked it enough to put it at 1? Anyway not sure if they should slow down on that game before they burn out on a fairly good game for GOTY. Also people can stop worrying that Persona 5 is getting scrubbed for GOTY Vinny and the crew always do a great job of acknowledging a game's merits even if they cant put it on their high 10 list. Vinny did great enough showing the merits of Witcher 3 that it got mentioned for its game and dlc in a prior year even when most of the crew didnt finissh it. So Persona 5 will get mentioned most likely but i expect 10 on the list with jeff's pick horizon 2, zelda BoTW at 3 since i can see disagreements on fun and inventory, and Battlegrounds at 1 cause they all like it.