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The Giant Beastcast: Episode 167

We chat about No Man's Sky, a bit more Warhammer 40K, a touch of Assassin's Creed Origins, some of that XCOM, a little Overcooked! 2, and a heap of bull riding!

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!

Aug. 3 2018

Posted by: Vinny

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Let's go!

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Haven't listened yet but I wish Vinny liked fantasy Warhammer as much as 40k. Total War: Warhammer 2 needs some love, especially with the Mortal Empires campaign. Am I first?

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happy beer day

Dan has alot skiil, and luck is one his skills

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I want a giantbomb t-shirt of the "Accidental Neo".

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Danner Saga 2028

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I Agree with Alex. Witches are Humans! I mean the Catholic church burned a lot of humans cause they thought they where "Witches"

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Ahh some more digging in the ol genital hole this Beastcast I see.

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Great to hear the east side tradition of coming up with cool features is continuing. :-D

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I don't think iv ever heard Alex more passionate about anything than he is about witches

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I'm with alex, they are all people!

Also: Balls

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Dan's super power is weaponized luck.

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Holy hell could this one turn into a massive "We are sorry, we respect all religions and did not mean to imply anyone's beliefs are not to be respected and valued" corrections at the top of next weeks show.

Not sure if there is a big Wicca community among the GB fan-base but I know a few myself who would find the entire discussion around witchcraft/wizardry to be extraordinarily offensive. I doubt they meant it to be, but I highly suspect at least a few corrections in next weeks show will be sent trying to address the issue.

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Controlabull!

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Def Jam Alex sounds a lot like Morty.

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It's Friday!!!!!

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Witches are definitely people.

Night hags on the other hand are not.

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Stop trying to break Alex. He can only take so much.

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I hope when they do the GTAO stuff they know or now know to do the first Heist not on camera as it's a tutorial with only 2 people. We don't need to see that stuff.

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Is "Witches vs. People" the new "Knife vs. Bat?"

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Balls.

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I wonder if there's a middleware for modeling animal genitalia physics. Maybe called SpeedDick?

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Vinny just blew my phone up around the 20 minute mark.

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Witches are like Vampires, they don't exist and can be like whatever you want.

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It wouldn't mind seeing a MTG "Unplugged" feature/stream of some sort. Or any tabletop stuff for that matter.

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Haven't listened yet, but someone in the Unofficial Giant Bomb Facebook Group posted that Vinny is leaving.

This is a joke, right?

A good way to tell if such a thing were true is this: Does the podcast have like 500 comments? If no, then nothing shocking or upsetting to the Giant Bomb community was said.

As of the time I type this, there are 19 comments, so without having listened to the podcast at all, I can say with high confidence that everything is business as usual.

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To whoever was asking about where to get in on wrestling, if your willing to pay for the network(or if you already pay for Hulu because its on there as well) Maybe just watch NXT if you want to go the WWE route, the main roster product is not worth the 2 to 5 hours of your life a week.

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@heelbill: That game is really good. I am a fan of Total war games and when that came out I was excited with the possibility of having hero units capable of decimating entire units. Since Rome II they added Agents like special hero capable of granting experience to your troops though they wouldnt be in combat, and now they can in TW:Warhammer II. (I like that game very much)

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Icon, the worst Def Jam game?

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Dan Ryckert, hero of earth.

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https://youtu.be/Y71gCy1nSgs

This is immediately what I thought of when that Kaepernick news came out.

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Maybe the people picking the music don't care about football that much, maybe there are so many hundreds of names in the NHL that the lyric didn't stand out, maybe they arn't deep into rap music, maybe they're unaware of the Capernick situation.
Doesn't seem that crazy to me.

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To whoever was asking about where to get in on wrestling, if your willing to pay for the network(or if you already pay for Hulu because its on there as well) Maybe just watch NXT if you want to go the WWE route, the main roster product is not worth the 2 to 5 hours of your life a week.

Signed!

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@bladededge: There is certainly a distinction between witches and non-witches in fiction. Harry Potter uses the term "Muggle." Sabrina The Teenage Witch made drew a huge distinction between witches and "mortals," and that's what Abby's talk of this game reminded me of that: a difference between a witch realm and a mortal/"normal human" realm. That the game makes the distinction of witch/human is interesting. But I've never before heard people argue that (even fictional) witches aren't humans. For one thing, I can think of one instance in Harry Potter where witches and wizards are explicitly stated as being human. Witches are just people with power that most/normal/mortal/etc. humans don't have.

When you get into the fact that there are real people who follow certain religions that identify as witches, then obviously that's a different story.

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I need to watch the end of Mario Party Party 5 again.

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@bladeofcreation: That was what I was getting at mostly. The conversation turned in a direction that felt too me like, I dunno. If they had had a long joking discussion about how 'faith isn't real, prayer doesn't work duh" mixed with "Are people who believe in god and pray human?" I know I'd have felt insulted.

I don't mean to speak for a religion/group I am not a part of. I just know I've a few friends over the years who are Wiccan who have spoken about off-handed comments and assumptions made about them/their beliefs that the pod-casts' conversation reminded me of.

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@elite49 said:

I hope when they do the GTAO stuff they know or now know to do the first Heist not on camera as it's a tutorial with only 2 people. We don't need to see that stuff.

I feel the opposite, I wish they were already putting stuff up. It just seems weird to me that the people on the video game website are playing a game together in order to get ready for content and not filming/streaming that. I think last week Abby made a reference to Vinny being a bad driver in GTA and I felt like I had missed out on something.

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Just wanna give a shout to Vinny real quick: loved the update on the GTA feature. I don't think this sort of in-depth explanation is necessary for every series, but in this case I think it was great to get out there and just say, "Yes, we are doing this. Here's why you haven't seen it yet." Getting some "inside baseball" on such a tricky series to get recorded is pretty cool!

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Alex got capital-G Gaslit.

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bummer you gave another shot out to Cnet on the podcast, easily one of the worst websites of all time

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Abby kind of turned into a female Christopher Walken near the end there.

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ugh, I just got back from watching 2 episodes of Kerbel, that's prime Beastcast

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BEASTCAST!!!! B*TCH!!! There's my contribution :-)

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Alex is right about people performing magic also being human what the heck are the rest of y'all on

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Red headed step-child, whoops Vinny.