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Unprofessional Fridays: 03/17/2017

Rorie fights killer robots, Brad jams discs, Jeff breaks the law, and Jason can't put his phone away.

The end of the week is here! You made it! Let's sit back, relax, and close the week out in style with some video games.

Mar. 17 2017

Cast: Jeff, Brad, Matt, Jason

Posted by: Jason

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Woot

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Sometimes I try and match the color of my straw to the beverage I'm drinking.

Thanks for the video! Happy St. Patricks!

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Don't like my IQ?

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Happy St. Patrick's Day, Bombaduderinos.

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Missed this live, but I know that screenshot and now I'm excited.

That U.S. Sonic CD soundtrack is fucking fantastic. VGMpire did an episode with the composer, Spencer Nilsen, which was full of all sorts of cool stories.

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Jason drops by at 7:30...

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Sonic CD is the only good Sonic game.

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Sonic CD is actually one of the worst 'good' Sonic games. Only classic game i'd play CD over is 1.

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Is Colt 45 malt liquor? In its double malt form it is the best malt liquor.

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I'm admittedly oversensitive about this, but I'd prefer not have horror characters on the background screen for the entire show unless it's Halloween. I find it unnerving and distracting and, perhaps I'm being presumptuous, but I'm not sure it would be enhancing anyone's enjoyment of the show.

To be honest, I think that screen could go away entirely given what it's been used for so far.

Anyway sorry to complain, cool set of games this week.

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WOOOOOOOOOOOOOO it's UPF

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Rorie was pretty close, Lyon is a city in france.

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@sweetz: I agree that the screen could go away. I'm not a horror fan myself, so I get that, but it's also really distracting in general. I don't mind for a few minutes before the show really starts to get going, but after that I wish they'd do away with. I'd even be okay with it up for a minute or two when someone's switching seats. But after that...yeah. It was really annoying a week or two ago when they had a gif running on it the whole time.

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@jeff, was the arcade you went to the Funspot up in NH? I finally got to go there last summer when I was visiting a friend and it was just really cool.

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@sweetz: was is a leprechaun? seems pretty festive.

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I liked the screen during GOTY, when it was just a fireplace. I think it would work good just as a landscape piece that could be changed up.

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Screen shot made this show 10/10

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@sweetz: I agree that having a giant face (especially gifs) on the screen the entire time is distracting and annoying. Humans are naturally drawn to faces. But maybe they could develop the screen idea, something more soothing. Like a lava lamp or aquarium type effect.

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GIANT BOMB HOCKEY JERSEYS
WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

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Just came home from the night shift, great to see this upload :D

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Disc Jam is pretty fucking great

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yay me and @brad drink the same vile poison!!! #dietcoderedplz

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So in the fall/winter the store could get sleeveless shirts and tank tops? Everyone going to choose 69 as their number for the jerseys.

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I'm really excited about a new VRodeo, it's been too long!

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Black top and jeans must be a popular look around CBSi.

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@rorie

The John Wick VR game is pretty much what you think of when you hear "overpriced wave based VR shooter". It has 3 locations in which you just stand in one location while enemies come running towards you... I got it through a Humble Bundle a while back and it's really disappointing. It has pretty much nothing to do with the John Wick coolness, except for the fact that there are a few very short scenes in which you talk to the hotel receptionist...

So please don't spend any time on it.... I would recommend Arizona Sunshine if you want to see a shooter which has actual levels which you go through and more than one gameplay mechanic.

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What a tease. Sonic CD's intro is the screenshot for the video, but they don't even play it. Son of a bitch

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The one handed joke about Nier going right over Rorie's head had me laughing heartily.

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"Baby makes 3 stars." Lost it, thanks Rorie.

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Really love Jeff's continued appreciation of Quake.

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w00p

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Super pumped for the Hockey jerseys. As someone who routinely buys authentic sports uniforms, I'm gonna be getting one for sure.

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I always found IQ tests to be bollox, I'm sure there is a way to accurately judge how smart a person is, but I don't think it's with these tests people do. I remember having to do one before joining the Army, however you could revise for it and go in prepared... what's the point then? So I read the examples of what puzzles I'd be getting, I then made a load of my own puzzles from examples of theirs, I did them over and over, I went in to do the test and I scored really highly. However if I didn't do that and actually had to think on the spot, I'm betting I would have scored way lower.

I just found the whole thing pointless.

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Aaall theeese fraaames!

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Now all they need to do is get rid of the background noise, it sounds like the Mics are picking up a PC or vents or something.

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@ivdamke: that a wasn't a joke. There is an automatic mode for people who aren't skilled/disabled.

Nothing wrong with nier pexpletive gave it bad reviews on steam because it has some resolution problems but just use borderline gaming to fix them. I was playing it at 4k but getting about 45 fps which felt wrong so went to 1440 then 1080 since it doesn't seem to look that much better.

Nier is incredible. Ithe feels a lot like devil may cry in terms of sword combat. I can't wait to get some new weapons and see how crazy it gets.

I played lawbreakers and somehow it looks worse than the first few alphas. Thathe ui is absolutely terrible. Quake champions is going to be so much better than anything since 2000 when quake 3 came out I hope there hasn't been any good first person multi-player arena shooters in 15 or so years.

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I'm tempted by a fancy-ass hockey jersey. Dunno whether or not I'd be able to stretch, but I'll certainly consider one if it gets done. Also I'd agree on not having faces on there the whole show, it kinda throws my brain off a bit. But I do like the TV as a background piece, has a lot of potential and it's nice to throw things up on that the crew can directly point at.

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I played Sonic CD for the first time about a month ago. I really disliked it, the level design is just strange and not in a good way.

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I listened to the Sonic CD US soundtrack on repeat for years before ever playing the game. I think it was a Toys R Us preorder bonus with Sonic Spinball or something.

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I will go into further debt to buy a GB hockey jersey.

Rorie, please get some Giant Bomb fitness gear in the store.

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@sweetz said:

I'm admittedly oversensitive about this, but I'd prefer not have horror characters on the background screen for the entire show unless it's Halloween. I find it unnerving and distracting and, perhaps I'm being presumptuous, but I'm not sure it would be enhancing anyone's enjoyment of the show.

To be honest, I think that screen could go away entirely given what it's been used for so far.

Anyway sorry to complain, cool set of games this week.

It is also a leprechaun for St Patricks Day.

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@sweetz: Should be used exclusively for Saltybet or competitive vaping videos.

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Gotta see those jerseys. I have 4 giant bomb shirts and my girlfriend still doesn't know why, jersey probably won't fly under the radar

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At 1:53:38, in Lawbreakers, doesn't that sound *exactly* like Mercy from Overwatch's killed voice sample?

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I don't want to be a negative Nancy, but all the games were pretty boring this week. I miss Drew.

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@smallville123: If you ever have any suggestions feel free to send them my way! I don't usually pick games for UPF but I'll probably get a few in there until we staff back up.