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The Giant Beastcast: Episode 103

Giant Bomb's newest producer Abby joins us to talk about the fate of IO Interactive, Mass Effect: Andromeda, Assassin's Creed, and an exclusive look into what possessions Dan treasures enough to lock away in his personal vault!

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. 12 2017

Posted by: Vinny

Episode Notes:

Here is a shot of that awesome Chain Chomp cake Monica made for Mike!

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First Abby / First Post / First Comment

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Gotta get down on Friday!

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Yay!

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1. Welcome Abby!

2. That Chain Chomp looks delicious.

3. Every time I send in an email, I jump ahead to try and see if they read it, but I never know where emails start and I just end up starting from the beginning again.

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Welcome Abby! Glad to have you in the Podcast!

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Woooo! Just in time for the morning commute. Looking forward to another episode of the #1 podcast on the internet!

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HOT DUNKS!

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It's the best time to be listening to podcasts.

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Don't banish Abby!

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So @alex wait if Vinny is Stannis during the siege of Dragonstone does that mean Abby is Davos smuggling in onions? Is video producing a lot like onions?

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Welcome to the show, Abby!

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WOW! That's a cool cake!

And great to hear Abby on the podcast!

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Welcome Abby!!

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Happy birthday Beasters!

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I only listened to the first 10 minutes so far and this is already great, Abby fits the vibe of the GBeast team really well!

Also, that cake looks really cool.

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Welcome, Abby. Don't take any of Ryckert's shit.

edit: oh no, Dan accidentally pushed Bakalar's Jeffrey button.

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That cake looks so good.

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Alex is right, True Lies is not a good movie at all. It's pretty bad actually.

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Vinny sounds like Garnett Lee in this episode.

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THE FINAL ABBY

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Eternal Darkness is incredible if you think Resident Evil holds up or the original silent hill then Eternal Darkness holds up much better. No tank controls or fixed camera or terrible voice acting here folks. Dan you have no idea what you are talking about! Also they should rerelease Paper Mario TTYD.

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Giant BAbbycast!

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Hello Abby!

I've got a 3 hour bus ride ahead of me, time to make an otherwise terrible bus ride into an amazing one by listening to the bestcast.

Here's to many many many fantastic years with Abby on the crew!

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But what does Dan's vault smell like?

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@vuk49 said:

Eternal Darkness is incredible if you think Resident Evil holds up or the original silent hill then Eternal Darkness holds up much better. No tank controls or fixed camera or terrible voice acting here folks. Dan you have no idea what you are talking about! Also they should rerelease Paper Mario TTYD.

Truth. Eternal Darkness was probably the first time I experienced genuine terror playing a video game (second was probably Silent Hill 2, which I'm sure I played for the first time shortly after). Graphically, Silent Hill 1 doesn't really hold up super great, and the original Resident Evil felt outdated even by the time Resi2 rolled around. Of course, that's just my opinion!

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Dan ought to watch eXistenZ. That'd probably make for a good Film & 40s, honestly.

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@hassun: Taco Bell, man sweat, and alligator beef jerky.

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Don't banish Abby! More Abby on the Beastcast!

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Welcome Abby!

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Dan's right, Assassin's Creed has always controlled like shit, fuck those games.

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Dan's wrong, it's too bad some people can't grasp the controls in the early games, Assassin's Creed is a great franchise.

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Vinny sounds like Garnett Lee in this episode.

Now I can't wait to get to work to give this a listen. Garnett always had a great podcasting voice.

I wonder if he's still with Amazon... Let's go check Google!

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Vinny gets a radiohost voice when he gets sick just like Alex. THESE ARE THEIR REAL VOICES PEOPLE, DONT BELIEVE THE LIES

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Aw.

YISS.

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Welcome Abby!!!

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This episode is 5 Hot Dunks out of 5. Abby's great, hope she becomes a regular.

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Abby "Hot "Not Abigail" Dunks" Russell.

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Man, Vinny sounds incredibly sexy. He should have a cold all the time.

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@toysoldier83: minor issue, but that was the siege of Storm's End.

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Die in a fire, Square Enix. It looks like they won't be happy until they've killed of every Western IP / franchise from Eidos (e.g. Deus Ex, and Thief); and the ludicrously high expectations you have (see: Tomb Raider).

Meanwhile, SE's Japanese divisions take absurd amounts of time (and $$$), sitting on franchises like FF and KH, just to faff about, producing trailers for games not even released.

I hope IO and Hitman find a new home.

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Hi, Abby!

I wonder how many people out there played all the yearly Assassin's Creed games. I was good after finishing 2, personally, though I did check in briefly with Black Flag. Like, I don't think the gameplay in those games was deep enough and fun enough to warrant a decade of Assassin's Creed games, a new one every year.

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@redhotchilimist: I was way into them and played them back to back from AC 1 to AC 2, to Brotherhood, to whatever was after that, to AC 3, which was where my interest started to wane. I liked what I played of Black flag but was pretty burnt out by then, never finished, and haven't gone back since.

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"Giant Bomb's producer newest producer..." might be a typo in the description.

Real excited to listen to Abby for the first time though.

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Dan is Right and Wrong, imo. AC is a great franchise, putting aside all the bullshit that comes from adam's apple and aliens. As for controls, I clearly remember Altair (1st game) controlling pretty well, although, when Ezio came is first games had new mechanics and sometimes when trying to move through roofs he would randomly leap of it, just because you tilted the analog a bit to right/left.

I didnt play 3, and I'm glad i didnt since the tree stuff was not fully realized, but they fixed by 4, and i loved Black Flag, i didnt put it down until i finished the game.

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The Steve Coogan character you were trying to think of is the legendary Alan Partridge. The other guy from The Trip was Rob Brydon.

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Hitman - I felt a bit tired and/or burned from some of the more recent releases and hearing that it was episodic game me more reason for hestiation.

By the time everybody started talking bout how great it was, I was playing other things and there was a weird mix of wanting to wait until the game was complete vs. knowing I was missing out on the limited duration events (I forgot what these were called.)

I now plan on buying the game, but not until I clear out my massive backlog or it becomes really cheap (buying out of principle, but expecting I will not have the time to ever play it.)

It's unfortunate, given that this game was highly praised, but the release process really missed the mark.

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I'm getting out of my seat for Dom Joly.

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Hell yeah, Vinny. Give no quarter to shit talking AC.