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The Giant Beastcast: Episode 119

Is Mario a true hero or just a sad vessel that enables us to go on fun adventures together? Also, Goodbye Miiverse, hello Travis Touchdown, and who is LAY-RA Croft? What? Here we go!

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!

Sep. 1 2017

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Mus

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Ahh yeah, time for the Beastie. :)

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Was worried we weren't getting an episode this week when I didn't see it on the website sidebar!

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Nothing stops Vinny

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Is Bakalar Back-alar?

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Are there any true heroes or are they all vessels to live vicariously through?

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I would love a play date with GTA heists. Always felt a like GB slept a little on GTA Online

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No More Heroes is the only game that has even made me consider getting a switch. I wish it was coming to ps4.

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I can get behind this shutter island-esque view of mario

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I was going to get that Mario Rabbids game but I hate using my Switch so much. Those controllers make my hands cramp.

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I'm glad I'm not the only one confused about "Absolver" and "Observer."

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Considering how they addressed Yakuza Kiwami, it has my lowered my hopes for another Beast in the East series. Kinda odd they are doing the quick look for it... so that probably means they don't care to spoil it if they aren't planning on doing another Beast in the East.

Its pretty sad so many people are adverse to reading subtitles.

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DAN! "Radiation from the sun?!?!?!"

JEEEBUUSS!!!

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Again...

Original Xcom games are trying to do strategic squad based tactic simulation, while new version are board game versions of those games. Things like, light level effects, blind fire, stances and stamina are completely gone from the newer games.

Also, (DOS) versions available from Steam (and most places) come with the difficulty bug. This bug causes difficulty level to set down to very easy after the first mission. Things like UFOextender fix this while allowing higher resolutions and more modern aspect ratios.

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Remember Patrick Klepek and "Laura" Croft? Good times...

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Fun fact for @danryckert about radiation. You associate it with glowing green because of Radium paint which does in fact glow green. Most forms of radiation are invisible in air. In water, though, like in the cooling pools of nuclear reactors, a phenomenon called Cherenkov radiation causes the reactor to glow pale blue. It's essentially a light version of a sonic boom.

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Please do a GTA Online heist video. Please.

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I cant speak for the other classes, but Canadians are known for their great snipers. I believe one holds the record for longest kill shot at a distance of 2 miles.

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Vinny keeps the intro fresh

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Lara, like Lark. Not Laura or Sarah.

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I generally stay out of internet arguments and let people believe want they want to... but Lara Croft pronunciations push me to the brink and I almost feel like arguing about it.

Oh hell, I can't hold back. They say her name in the games!!!! A lot!!

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Dammit, sounds like Beast in the East is now off the table. Such a goddamn shame, it was one of the best new features in a while.

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Dan I'm almost positive the ferris wheel at Chernobyl doesn't actually run and that was just an artistic move from Drew.

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Well at least I'm glad that @Alex is trying out Kiwami. The main story is way shorter than Yakuza 0, so if they are thinking about doing another Beast in the East, this one could be way shorter.

The side quests are not as funny as Zero though.

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I think Alex needs to call HR on Abby after the end of this episode.

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LAH RAH

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Anyone else think that GB East should do a series exactly like " The Exquisite Corps" except instead they play Mario + Rabids? Maybe then the play through wouldn't be such a train-wreck.

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WHAT THE FUCK JUST HAPPENED? DID I JUST GET JOHN CENA'D?!

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For XCOM 2 is the same deal as Enemy within. If you get "War of the Chosen" the newest expansion, it folds into the campaign from the vanilla XCOM 2. It's also super fun! They made very smart additions.

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@sub_o said:

The side quests are not as funny as Zero though.

The new Majima Everywhere sidequests are comedy gold....

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#teamalex

hoodies are some of the finest pieces of clothing ever conceived, especially zip up hoodies. don't let millenials with questionable taste steer you away from the truth, people.

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@sub_o said:

Well at least I'm glad that @Alex is trying out Kiwami. The main story is way shorter than Yakuza 0, so if they are thinking about doing another Beast in the East, this one could be way shorter.

The side quests are not as funny as Zero though.

Some of them still stand out but the earlier games stuff way more generic Zany Scam encounters in to fill out the substory list.

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Everyone except Abby is right about Lara Croft.

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Did anyone listen to Alex say "we'll take...an...extended look at Kiwami later on.." (paraphrasing)?

Sounds to me like they'll do it, just not now.

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@puchiko said:

The new Majima Everywhere sidequests are comedy gold....

Yeah, you're right. It's basically the funnier Mr. Shakedown. And it's the kind that I always seek after, rather than just running away.

@efesell said:

Some of them still stand out but the earlier games stuff way more generic Zany Scam encounters in to fill out the substory list.

Yeah, there's just too many of 'This is an obvious scam' side quests. Some of them are nice callbacks to Yakuza 0's side quests.

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Lara is pronounced Lah-ruh by language rules. Localized pronunciations aren't invalid but it does not make it correct.

Think about the word nuclear and how some pronounce it nu-cu-ler. We understand the meaning so it's not invalid but it's not the original pronunciation.

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@alistercat: It confuses me that there was ever a debate around this.

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@danryckert

How is it weird that Bowser Jr. has a cellphone. There was a Bowser phone item in Mario Party 2 or 3 that you could call either Bowser or the Koopa Kid.

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I haven't listened to either bombcast in a few months but I am interested in the mario xcom game so gonna give this one a listen :)

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If the Beastcast had episode titles, this one would be "I've been meaning to love a boat".

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SUPER

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Starting to want a Switch after the few good exclusives It's getting. By the way, loving the podcast so far beasts! Keep up the great work!

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"Maple syrup damage"

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not surprised that Dan doesn't understand why this SNES Classic retail pre-order bullshit is awful

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not surprised that Dan doesn't understand why this SNES Classic retail pre-order bullshit is awful

Artificial scarcity/rarity is Mega Corporations bread and butter. Dan loves Mega Corporations.

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That Ubisoft guy still looks like John Lithgow.

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Call of Duty is *not* screamo

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Yakuza's not even worthy of a mention in the news even when 3 or 4 new games have been announced, plus a new Fist of the North Star on top of that, huh. I expected the bombcast to let me down, but this betrayal...

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Fall and hoodies are the best.

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I know nobody in the media or anything likes Xbox anymore but it is pretty ridiculous it's been two episodes and NO mention of xbox one x preorders, how well its doing or anything. Got a PS VR mention but no xbox one x stuff?

Oh and here's a tip, the Xbox One UI is pretty easy and simple to understand. However when you admittedly NEVER use the system, it's no surprise it can be a little confusing. That's how it is when you try and use anything you don't use. Don't blame the UI, blame yourself.