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Breaking Brad

The Student... Becomes the Master: Part 03

Third time is the charm right? We're gunning and wall-running for your spot S. Fukuda!

Can we break Brad Shoemaker's will and send him packing? We put him up against some difficult video games to find out.

Mar. 14 2019

Cast: Jeff, Brad, Ben

Posted by: Jan

In This Episode:

Titanfall 2

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Edited By bathala • 

:promoves

:bosslight

👍🏼

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:postisdead

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sekou • 

I was a doubter, Brad. I really was. Hell of a job, my dude.

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shawnlreed • 

Great job, Brad! You are the master now!

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Grondoth • 

They already did left4dead with loot

Vermintide

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The best part of the whole video is Brad realizing how good Titanfall 2 multiplayer is.

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@brad Thanks for getting that spoiler warning in before talking about the story! Now that I've started playing Apex, I'm thinking of going back and finally playing Titanfall 2.

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7 hours of quality video/stream time spent on this tutorial. Giant Bomb is the best.

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As a TF stan, I like Apex because it's got some of that flavor... but it doesn't reach the heights of double jump to wall run to knee slide to embark to punching some guy as a huge mech

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Good work Brad, we all knew you could make it!

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Oh, AND a name drop of BT, my favorite edm/electronica artist? GB you continue to impress

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At 1:03:40 - talking about how Pilots can double jump because they have the jump pack. I laughed about that in Apex because all the legends also have the same double jump pack that Pilots do, but can't double jump (for gameplay reasons obviously, just a funny observation.)

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It's kind of shocking that Brad didn't play Titanfall 2 back in the day. If he likes Apex then he should love TF2. Almost everything in Apex is from TF2 but they made it worse in Apex. Weapon ammo, recoil, general weapon feel, melee, general character movement , character abilities, gameplay and control options, graphics, game stability, and netcode are all worse in Apex then they were in TF2. I know its a short list, but Apex is the worst game that Respawn has made.

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There's something so soothing about the repetition in these streams.

Great job Brad! :promoves

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Brad: "33:65 is the time to beat, Lastimosa is a jerk..."

Ben: "Hey, he's very encouraging!"

Brad: "He's... got his 'way' about him..."

This challenge has infected Brad's brain in a beautiful way

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This is the most I've seen of Titanfall 2 multiplayer and it looks 3x better than Apex. Where the hell was I when this came out!?

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When Brad went into multiplayer I figured it was going to be just spawn-die-spawn-die. But holy crap, he actually did damn good for someone who had only played 1 match beforehand. He got multiple pilot kills and a titan kill. Nice job.

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Well played Brad. You got there in the end.

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So happy for Brad. Jeff's face right before the finish line. GREEEEAT STUFF YALL!

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chango • 

Hell yeah. Congrats, Brad! Really enjoyed watching this series.

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SeriuzBiznus

There's something so soothing about the repetition in these streams.

Great job Brad! :promoves

I couldn't agree more. I know it's rough for Brad, but this edition of Breaking Brad was very relaxing in a weird way.

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Edited By LeraA • 

Brad gets a trophy AND they snuck in some MiSTer info. I think Brad gets to go ahead and buy the boards as a reward for his superior performance. Treat yourself!

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Brad BT stands for "bad time", it's what you'll have when you play a Respawn game.

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Good stuff Brad! Wooooooo~!

Also the AI director already tunes the experience based on the players involved. Doing that with loot would just completely invalidate the experience of getting new loot with new stats. Loot needs a chance to be more powerful and more useful than the old stuff to matter, or it needs to invite significant gameplay changes with additional traits and buffs. So many modern loot games just think numbers are the be-all-end-all, but that's not really the case.

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Sessh • 

Always bet on Team Brad! Well done, man.

This also got me to finally go ahead and buy a copy of Titan Fall 2 myself.

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That 4th level Brad picked is easily the hardest one on Master. Just finished 100% the game last weekend and that was the only part of the campaign that I really struggled with.