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The Giant Beastcast: Episode 21

Alex returns to Giant Bomb East from the Far East and has some tales to share with the Beast. We also learn the stunning conclusion of NBA 2K16's story, learn about Steam Machines, and learn how to get someone to see a Minions game.

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!

Oct. 16 2015

Posted by: Vinny

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Best part of waking up for work on Friday!

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Alex! You have Head-eagles! Take the auxiliary hall pass and see the nurse immediately!

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thancs guys!

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Awesome.

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That is a beautiful and majestic beast in the podcast thumbnail. The bird is cool too I guess.

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75% chance of bird poop

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Very excited for this episode! :D

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Gotta save this for when I go running after work! Alex returns, the original Navarro experience!

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Welcome back, Alex!

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dammit i demand a video like when Drew went to N Korea!

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*hugs Vinny*

It's Friday folks! Nothing better than getting off a weird grave shift and having your weekend start by listening to the Beastcast.

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I need to know the context of that pic

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Edited By KgKris

The "Kyoto to the Bay" song Vinny is thinking of is:

"Rather Be" by Clean Bandit (ft. Jess Glynne)

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that video of the frog show alex tweeted was pretty amazing

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"Kyoto might actually be the nicest city I've ever spent any time in."

I lived in Kyoto for 1 year and I support this message!

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Alex is the true hawkman.

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I hate myself for it but I love any and all Bakalar puns

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There's something different about Alex, but I can't put my finger on what it is...

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There is lots of English language stuff in Hong Kong as Hong Kong was part of the British Empire until 1997. If you watch Police Story era (1980s) Jackie Chan movies you can see a lot of weird British things in the background like red telephone boxes, portraits of the Queen and road signs which are identical in design and font to how they are in the UK.

They drive on the left in Hong Kong too which I'm sure was a nice surprise to Brits and Aussies who played Watch Dogs and found that when their character opened the door of a car it was actually on the drivers side instead of having to do that GTA thing where you subconsciously get in on the passengers side and then have to watch the animation of your guy climbing over the seat to sit in front of the steering wheel.

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Goddamnit the cat cafe stuff, and specifically Vinny's reaction, is cracking me up. I'm trying to work here!

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Neat hat.

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I cannot wait to hear what Akex thinks of the story in NBA 2K16

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Oh boy it's good.

I cannot wait to hear what Akex thinks of the story in NBA 2K16

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I <3 Vinny's Serial Reference.

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That is the greatest thumbnail ever! Glad you're back Alex!

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One of D Walker's high tier weapons is a fulton ballista. You shoot it like a grenade and just fultons anything it hits. Only issue is that it only has 6.

You can fulton helicopters with this, tho you don't get to keep them.

Very useful for side ops that require you to extract things!

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I can't wait to have animal cafes, Vinny and Backalar can suck it for being against that.

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@matiaz_tapia: Don't forget that D-Dog can also attach fultons to dudes as well.

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Did the Beastcast theme song start off as kind of ironic, badass Wild West rock thing, but now it's becoming the legit theme now? I've gotten so used to it.

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lol at people that would assume america would actually give us health care.

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Keep playing Life is Strange

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@matiaz_tapia: This! still haven't sprung for the upgrade as I'm stock in the hell that is Episode 45, but maybe it'll make me like the D-Walker more.

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@betaband: Cut yourself some slakalar, dude. I'm sure you're a good person.

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@matiaz_tapia: Don't forget that D-Dog can also attach fultons to dudes as well.

Is this before knocking them out? Because if so, that is blowing my mind! I didn't know about either of these things...

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Quiet's Bloody outfit has an effect on guards that makes them more afraid of her than normal.

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Man when I lived in Japan manga and anime were pretty popular but there was a definite age group to it. I used to see kids and pre-teens into them. The elders were not so much into it. Its funny I was part of this group that got weened off of anime and manga... I read so much. I was even burnt out on porn for years...these guys don't know when to stop lol.

Also Karaoke and drinking and smoking after work was a huge thing.

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Cats aren't mean; you're mean to cats.

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FILE PHOTO: Alex Navarro is Joining Hawktaku

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I thought the frog costume guy was the craziest thing I was going to hear about this week, but then they got to the NBA 2k16 story. Wow.

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Gotta to love Fridays.

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Welcome back Alex, your Japanese adventure sounds awesome.

There's a Cat Cafe here in England where you can actually adopt a cat if you wish, now I'm not a fan of cats myself but its a pretty awesome idea.

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@cloudymusic said:

I thought the frog costume guy was the craziest thing I was going to hear about this week, but then they got to the NBA 2k16 story. Wow.

That NBA 2K16 story was so mindblowing. I kinda have to see it now.

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I look forward to this more than the regular bombcast now, so much so I want this to be on Tuesdays! Fridays are cool too, it really doesn't make a difference I guess.

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Japan travel stories time!

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Happy to see Alex is backalar