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The Giant Beastcast: Episode 01

Austin Walker joins us as we deliver updates on Splatoon, Danny Trejo, and Jeff's Australian accent. We also dig into topics ranging from streaming Adult Only games to the current online gaming environment.

The Giant Bomb East team gathers to talk about the week in video games, their lives, and basically anything that interests them. All from New York City!

May. 29 2015

Posted by: Vinny

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Under 2 hours, nice!

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Under 2 hours, the world is ending!!!!

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This doesn't update in my Podcast app but I'll just listen on the website!

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Woah! You got Austin Walker to be on the cast? That's so cool! I look forward to listening to it today.

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BEASTCAST TIME!!

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Woah! You got Austin Walker to be on the cast? That's so cool! I look forward to listening to it today.

+1

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Austin Walker? Yes! Looking forward to listening to this when I get home from work.

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Got to love a job that allows me to listen to the Beastcast the second it is released :)

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Put it in my ears!

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MEANWHILE, ON THE WEST COAST...

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Hmm, looks like the RSS hasn't updated yet. Anyone got any idea how long that usually takes?

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Forgot that the Beastcast was coming today! Woohoo!

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Awesome, round 2

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OH YEA THE BESTCAST!"!£!$"!%

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Watch_Dogs totally came out on WiiU. Pretty much in-line with the shitty last-gen versions. So did acouple Assassin's Creeds, Black Ops 2 and CoD: Ghosts, Arkham City and Arkham Origins, a handful of other third party games. Most were bad ports.

The Deus Ex: HR port though.... that was fucking ace. Genuinely the best console version of that game.

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hey ho, something for the weekend, thanks guys

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@mx said:

Hmm, looks like the RSS hasn't updated yet. Anyone got any idea how long that usually takes?

Since it's taken this long I'm guessing it's not going to update until they get into the office to fix this manually.

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I fucking love your intro song. please let it run a bit longer!

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Amazon Guy is the best!

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@amyggen said:
@mx said:

Hmm, looks like the RSS hasn't updated yet. Anyone got any idea how long that usually takes?

Since it's taken this long I'm guessing it's not going to update until they get into the office to fix this manually.

Rorie should have fixed it now. There was something wrong with the way it was tagged on the backend, but it should be fine now.

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Nice! Austin Walker's just the best. If the Beastcast keeps up the quality of guests then it might be my new favourite thing.

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fuck yeah austin walker. hire that guy!!!!

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An Aberdeen Football Club reference. Heady days for Giant Bomb.

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@mattyftm said:
@amyggen said:
@mx said:

Hmm, looks like the RSS hasn't updated yet. Anyone got any idea how long that usually takes?

Since it's taken this long I'm guessing it's not going to update until they get into the office to fix this manually.

Rorie should have fixed it now. There was something wrong with the way it was tagged on the backend, but it should be fine now.

Seems to be working now!

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Ahh, another cast. :) Love it.

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I would be more than happy with these 4 guys being the permanent format. Just saying :D

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THE Austin Walker?! :O

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Listening to Vinny join on the rule "no talk about Hatred" that Alex and Patrick agreed on last year was a big let down, i don't really care much about that game but i would have loved to hear his opinion about it and the concepts around. Plus decisions like that kinda remind me the feeling that they think about the shows in a commercial sense (promoting or not games) instead of speaking freely, and i don't like that feeling at all, i like some degree of illusion :(

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Austin Walker! I love that dude!

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@cagliostro88: I mean, if they don't want to to talk about that game they're free to not talk about it. It's not about whether or not to give anything "promotion", it's about not wanting to talk about something they find to go against their personal values.

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East coast, Beast coast.

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That was a great e-mail about online play.

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While I think it is childish to not study a game further than its trailer and make your own opinion of it, instead listening to the myriad of games journalists who all seem to share opinions identically on things (suuuure there's not a secret forum for them somewhere?), Hatred is still a modern take on Postal and pretty gross just on being a game of taking out civilians for no good reason.

I'm never forgetting the Utøya massacre, photos from helicopters and survivor accounts. That's what I can't shake as I'm watching streams of it, but make it zombies and let's go!

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@amyggen: i know, but i never heard before Vinny say "i don't wanna talk about it" at a direct question about a game. It kinda breaks the spell, and make me thinks about "why". Plus this attitude of "complete radio silence" just envigorates the aura around what in reality seems to be just a mediocre twin shooter with nothing that is so upsetting to deserve it. I mean, after hearing he didn't want to talk about it i went to gamespot and watched Danny and Andy play it, laugh at it, doing stuff that is no even close to the hilarious but gory things Vinny himself does to npcs in various games. At best this game seems could have provided me some entertainment throught a quicklook of the classic bad game where Vinny does stupid stuff, at worst a simple i don't care would have been enough. I thought last summer teached us all that the policy of complete silence only worsen things when they can be teared easily through and forgotten if faced directly

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@cagliostro88: Sign of the times we live in when Gamespot has perhaps the most mature and rational approach to dealing with a controversial game release.

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@cagliostro88: Haven't played it and it wasn't the focus of the topic. This isn't an agenda. If it's worth talking about I don't have a problem going into it.

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Vinny being back in my ears makes me happy.

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@vinny: Thanks for clearing that up :) the fact that Alex told us on the forums last year that he didn't want to talk about it anymore on this site and your answer to Jeff made me think you took the same stance. But i'm very glad i was mistaken!!!

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Streisand effect.

Hatred wasn't on my radar, now I had to check out a gameplay video. Looks stupid. Like a top down version of Grand Theft Auto that takes itself too seriously.

*shrug*

Anyway, loving this podcast. I can't help but think Jeff might be Snider for a few seconds before his name is mentioned. They have very similar voices.

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Wait is Austin Walker the new hire?

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Goddammit, @vinny, not sure if you're just messing around with that ending or if you're serious!?

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@johnnymcginley: The dude is a full time PhD candidate, so I highly doubt it! :)

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Hell of a way to announce a new Hire!

I think? Where they joking....

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Vinny's southern Amazon corporate suit is hilarious!

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I want Vinny to use his Amazon executive character for game of the year.

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Alright ... so what? Is Austin the new guy? I'm so confused now.