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The Giant Beastcast: Episode 168

Aug. 10th 2018

Mike Mahardy joins us to discuss Dead Cells, We Happy Few, and Madden NFL 19! There they are, there are the video games... just emerging from their slumber. We've also got the news, your emails, and much more!

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The Giant Beastcast

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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!

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Let's do this.

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“Speaking of tossed salads... [sole female coworker]” is a pretty weird joke to make, Vinny.

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Yeah well she said it was her favourite euphemism in a previous ep

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Favorite Podcast from the entire universe is back to make my weekend

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Ayyy, Mike Mahardy, nice! Definitely gonna give this a listen!

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Best podcast in the known quantum universe! Mahardy is cool people glad to see him on the POD

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Oh nice, a Mike Mahardy appearance!

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Alex talked about issue with Madden IDK if anyone else is playing the Origin version but if you go full screen & 4K the picture either goes completely black or the color is burnt out. It’s not a tv thing because much more powerful games run that way perfectly fine. I’ve been playing the Origin Premier version so it’s not like the issue is wide spread enough for it to provide results on Google. I play on a 4K Oled not a 4K monitor so maybe that’s the issue?

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vinny may love hollow knight if he wants a bit more lore & seriousness in his dead cells

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Mahardy is like Matt Hardy after you DELETE a couple t's!

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@stryker1138: 99% of the time I would agree with you but this is definitely a call back to a previous episode.

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Beast. Cast.

BEASTCAST!

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@katiedey: I really hate the meta humor of Dead Cells, I liked the game way more before the protagonist became Deadpool.

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Mike's floss looks questionable when not in motion.......

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Because Phil had only been with IGN for about 6 months I thought his plagiarism was due to him being inexperienced, but seeing that he has a track record for this is shitty.

And I hope IGN is a place where Phil could have asked for more time to review the game instead of resorting to plagiarism.

@stryker1138: I'm very surprised there was no reaction from the rest of the crew. LOL

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Bummer to hear about We Happy Few. I had some high hopes for that.

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Mike's airplane passenger bits were both so good!

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Mahardy is like Matt Hardy after you DELETE a couple t's!

"Broken Mike Mahardy" actually got said out loud during one of those GBE wrestling game streams, lol.

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I CANNOT wait for the Giant Bomb/Ninja Turtles fan art cross over.

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Someone needs to do fanart of Dave Lang as Krang's body and Kessler as the Brain. That is too perfect.

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@stryker1138: I came here to say this basically. What the hell vinny.

I don’t think it matters that she’s a female employee but saying “speaking of tossed salad, my coworker isn’t in today...” is hillarious and terrible.

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@bigspoon said:

Bummer to hear about We Happy Few. I had some high hopes for that.

Other outlets like Polygon really love it, so who knows.

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@bigspoon: just because some reviewers dont like it doesnt mean it is a bad game. still give it a shot if it interests you to see. games are like movies where something can review terribly but still be a ton of fun. just depends on your taste.

people put way too much emphasis on game reviews.

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Dan is going to tag-out with Mike Mahardy and go on to work on his wrestling career I get the feeling.

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Now I want to hear them call it Alexy Quest just to get that "NO! NO absolutely not!" reaction from Alex. Fantastic way to end a pod-cast.

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@bigspoon said:

Bummer to hear about We Happy Few. I had some high hopes for that.

I would take Dans first impressions with a grain of salt only because he has very extreme points of view about things. Thats not to say the game is good, I don't know because I haven't touched it, but in this particular case I would maybe look for a second opinion.

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“Speaking of tossed salads... [sole female coworker]” is a pretty weird joke to make, Vinny.

She was the only one who burst out laughing and then was actively doing a bit about the "other" meaning of tossed salad during the Fraser discussion in a recent episode.

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Speaking of Luigi murder...

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Austin is clearly the Frasier. He was the intellectual of the podcast and now has his own spin-off.

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last min of corrections gave me a good giggle fit "and now this asshole loves DragonBall"

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The FIFA13 WiiU review plagiarised was originally written by Chris Scullion who now writes under the moniker of Tired Old Hack and on his podcast from earlier this week he gets seriously annoyed at the whole affair as this person took an opportunity to progress in the business at others expense.

His video game review and article site is really good and well worth a visit.

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Mike Mahardy looks like PewDiePie and Joey Fameli did the fusion dance. I can't get it out of my head.

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Has anyone made a VR game that you play as a QB throwing balls, at runners in practice or in a game situation? Seems like VR might suit that better than just a first person football game.

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“Speaking of tossed salads... [sole female coworker]” is a pretty weird joke to make, Vinny.

Abby doesn't seem like the kind of person who gives a shit about "dirty" jokes. If she did, she wouldn't be constantly making them herself.

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@stryker1138 said:

“Speaking of tossed salads... [sole female coworker]” is a pretty weird joke to make, Vinny.

Abby doesn't seem like the kind of person who gives a shit about "dirty" jokes. If she did, she wouldn't be constantly making them herself.

Wasn't this a reference to the tossed salad and scrambled eggs discussion?

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@stryker1138 said:

“Speaking of tossed salads... [sole female coworker]” is a pretty weird joke to make, Vinny.

Abby doesn't seem like the kind of person who gives a shit about "dirty" jokes. If she did, she wouldn't be constantly making them herself.

Agreed. This is also the podcast that had about 30 minutes of discussing Alex's balls recently.

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