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The Giant Beastcast: Episode 63

Dan Ryckert drops into the rotating chair to discuss such fine video game related topics as highway cheese, murder parks, and Abzu. We also get into Telltale's Batman, Escape Rooms, and toilets. Join us!

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. 5 2016

Posted by: Vinny

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are they gonna show it

(yes)

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WEEEIII!

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I guessed right.

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Ryckert to GB East, no surprise there. Good luck and Godspeed!

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I NEED TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENED ON THE DAN RYCKERT SHOW

That follow up question from Vinny and the hesitation before Dan answers... Those poor neighbors below, their windows are probably coated in it.

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It is time.

It's only until PAX guys.

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its only a month thank god.

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Ryckert to GB East, no surprise there. Good luck and Godspeed!

Only for a month, though.

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ive been waiting for august 5th since dan posted that twitter and people figured out august 5th gb nyc but I must have missed something else where he said he was going to new york but is it just for a visit or considering helping out the gb east crew for a while?

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Dan and Vinny! :wub:

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Why isn't the premium version shown on the front page by default anyway? That would be nice.

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Yay Dan!

Will be really cool to seem in in more Beast stuff.

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Double dose of ryckert eh?

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Dan is only going through with the "loser leaves town" stop for only a month? What is this, WWE?

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So in true wrestling fashion, the 'loser leaves town' thing is only gonna last for a month before being overturned eh?

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There was also a Silver Dollar City in Gatlinburg, TN; at some point in the mid-80s Dolly Parton bought an interest in it and it was renamed to Dollywood, which is a big tourist attraction today.... Dan's description of the Branson park jibes with what I remember. Though Dollywood has been expanded considerably since the name change.

The one time we went to TN Silver Dollar City was in '82, right after we visited the Knoxville World's Fair; the same one Bart/Nelson/Milhouse drove to in Bart on the Road. Ooooh, serendipity.

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OMG Brie is NOT a fancy cheese !

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Bestcast.

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They weren't kidding about that Silver Dollar City logo. That's where teens are getting murdered.

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Oh, stupid me didn't even realize what was going on with the bit during Unprofessional Fridays. I thought it was just a skit. Well, now we know Dan just intentionally threw that game and still beats Jason in fighting games.

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Oh, the guy from that Kansas newspaper?

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Huh, Dan's on the podcast. Fancy that!

Gonna be fun having him around the Beast for a little while.

EDIT: I'm so happy Alex got to talk some deep Civ VI. Could have listened to that all day, I'm so looking forward to falling into the Civ-hole.

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Wow! Dan is on the Beastcast. What a surprise... not.

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I'm glad Dan's staying there for just a month, I would really miss the chemistry he has with the West crew. This is the best of both worlds, we get him for a bit interacting with the East crew (Vinny-Dan content, yall!) and then he returns to the West to go back to the usual video features we all know and love.

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Dan is my hero after his TellTale post the walking dead rant.

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this

@kvel2d said:

Why isn't the premium version shown on the front page by default anyway? That would be nice.

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HA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I CALLED IT!!!!!!!!!!! 2 MONTHS AGO!

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Best time to be playing podcasts

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@laner: Branson is totally a slightly shittier Dollywood. Not that Dollywood is great, by any stretch of the imagination.

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When I was 8 I was road tripping from DC to Houston with my grandparents and cousin (we made the trip every summer). We stopped in Branson for a weekend. It sucked ass. On the last day, when we were heading out, we stopped at Silver Dollar City for some good soft-serve ice cream they had at the front of the park. My grandpa hit a curb in the parking lot and jacked up the underside of the van something terrible. We were stuck in Branson for the next two weeks. Screw you, Silver Dollar City.

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We just got back from Branson, MO as a family vacation with my parents, wife and my kid. We all had a blast. Granted, it's tailored to old people 60+ or kids 8 and under

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Just wanted to point out that Dan was great on the beastcast and all the people going crazy about him not meshing well with them were wrong.

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@laner: Can I just say that Gatlinburg is a shithole. I don't get to say that enough.

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I'm glad Dan's staying there for just a month, I would really miss the chemistry he has with the West crew. This is the best of both worlds, we get him for a bit interacting with the East crew (Vinny-Dan content, yall!) and then he returns to the West to go back to the usual video features we all know and love.

this.

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I'm really in the mood for some premium Beasting.

Great fun having Dan Ryckert over as well.

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The Monster meets The BEast.

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Not everyone has premium. If someone new shows up at the site they could think the beastcast is premium only. At least that's what I think.

this

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Why isn't the premium version shown on the front page by default anyway? That would be nice.

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Really cool of Dan to reinforce the GB East crew.

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@tsefon said:

OMG Brie is NOT a fancy cheese !

I can't help but think that Dan thinks any cheese you don't spray out of a can is fancy cheese, so the barrier for entry is pretty low.

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2.5 hours that's what I'm talking bout!

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Giant Cheesecast is on a roll so far. Should be a good month!

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@vinny About your question about saving Overwatch loot boxes for an event-

http://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20746654483

Loot box contents are determined when you get one, so you can't save a bunch and get the event stuff from them.

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Hi Dan!

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I would play Vinny's Escape Room (Everywhere?) scenario.

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I'm a monster.

I love motion smoothing on our television. Not all TVs do it the same/as well, some of the low end TVs are particularly bad about how the implement it or giving no options for control, but we'll nearly always leave it on - clarity, evens out poor framerates or jumpy shots, you can tweak if for various situations, often gives you a better view of the moving components in gaming, etc. I fully realize it doesn't give you the "classic" look of 24 FPS, but I generally prefer it from a "viewing the image" perspective.

I'm a monster. But a monster with a beautiful picture.