Video Notes

At about 1:54, we had an issue with our audio recorder and had to switch to the on-camera mics. It is a little echoey, but should still be listenable for the last few minutes. Sorry about that!

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Posted By mtfikhan

Abby the turnaround is GLORIOUS. Thanks.

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Edited By ip007

Oh, this went up pretty quick!

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Posted By sissylion

There is freedom within Buffalo Wild Wings, there is freedom without Buffalo Wild Wings.

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Posted By Boonsong

Oh shit here we go

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Posted By NickFoley

What timezone is the site pulling those post times from?

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Posted By clagnaught

I still don't know the context of Dan going to BWW so much, but I think it's worth sharing this:

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Edited By frytup

Someone get Taco Bell PR on the line. Their brand ambassador has been poached.

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Posted By sammo21

I really wish I liked Nier: Automata. I gave it about 5-6 hours and was totally not feeling it: the story, the combat (especially), etc all did nothing for me.

Having put about 3 hours into Destiny 2 last night and I have to say I love it.

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Edited By JohnyMyko

Wait, are American beers already "flat" by nature or something? Because getting beers early on only to drink it a long time after it's poured is usually considered a terrible idea where I live.

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Posted By danryckert

"New" love??

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Posted By nomtank

Dan's life is the hellscape I strive for my life to become.

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Posted By pakattak

three minutes in and it's already amazing.

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Posted By forteexe21

Swerve! After getting married at Taco Bell, he betrayed them for Buffalo Wild Wings. Dan just can't stop stabbing everyone in the back.

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Posted By rht992

Its cool to see Jason on the mic! Nice show fellas

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Posted By Nethlem

After marrying at Taco Bell, Dan is already working on his wedding anniversary celebration with Buffalo Wild Wings. Looking forward to McDonald's hosting the delivery of Dan's and Bianca's first-born, free nuggets for everybody!

Somebody really should get Dan one of those "eSport progamer" shirts with sponsorship badges from different fast food places, preferably some fancy design out of South Korea :D

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Posted By VierasTalo

@hkr: the fuck kind of monstrous Caesar salad features french fries

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Posted By dprotp

we stopped by the same bdubs after the show, and after getting a shit ass "pizza" from gameworks

We were in there for a good 30+ minutes for takeout and that still felt way too long, I can't imagine what Dan did holy shit

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Posted By frytup

Wait, are American beers already "flat" by nature or something? Because getting beers early on only to drink it a long time after it's poured is usually considered a terrible idea where I live.

Dan drinks crap beer. It doesn't really matter.

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Posted By PatMacPatsteen

Jeff with a hat - thumbs up
Ben's outfit - thumbs up

Camera work - thumbs up

Triple threat right off the bat! That is all, thank you for your attention.

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Posted By AlwaysBeClothing

Thanks to the God of Pain for doing camera work and posting this so quickly, wow!

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Posted By Cheesebob

A Crowded House cover is the best way to start any panel!

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Posted By mezmero

The allusions to brand-sirening in the caption and thumbnail make me not want to watch this.

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Edited By danlongman

@mezmero: it's Dan's schtick but I do understand what you're saying. Need to lay off a bit of the 'brand' garbage

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Posted By SkinnerSweet

Is there going to be an audio only version for this?

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Posted By ThePickle

Wait, are American beers already "flat" by nature or something? Because getting beers early on only to drink it a long time after it's poured is usually considered a terrible idea where I live.

Nah, looks like they just left it out too long

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Edited By theapx

Surely they mean Lost Planet 3, instead of 2?

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Posted By BachoGrande

"That place [Buffalo Wild Wings] is my Black Lodge"

I love you Alex.

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Posted By cooljammer00

I'm so glad @ybbaaabby got the Sixpence bit on camera, and that she got this cut and posted so quickly. Kudos!

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Posted By cooljammer00
@theapx said:

Surely they mean Lost Planet 3, instead of 2?

Nah, Lost Planet 2 was the one where you had AI squadmates with fake internet handles over their heads as if you were playing online constantly.

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Posted By theapx

@cooljammer00: I did play it online constantly. So i guess it wasn't a thing i would notice.

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Posted By CrimsonJester

Jeff is usually pretty good at making sure these do not become the Dan show... this was not one of those times :(

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Posted By cooljammer00

I've only ever been in that one, but I will corroborate that the BWW near the WSCC is pretty nice, all things considered.

Also, in a vague personal anecdote from later on that night, Dan Ryckert probably does not learn his lesson about the drinking.

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Edited By god33321

That ending is incredible holy shit.

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Posted By HB

I literally just checked this video out to see if Jeff was there, hence his wife was okay. I'll watch later. Glad all is good Jeff.

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Posted By Cashewual

I very much enjoyed this, kudos to Abby for posting this so soon!

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Posted By BladeOfCreation

I've enjoyed Buffalo Wild Wings the handful of times I've gone.

I'm super happy they had the discussion about PUBG's GoTY status on air. Jeff's stance is exactly what myself and others argued in the recent forum topic on this.

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Posted By jedikv

What was yelled out right at the end?

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Posted By eazeapeazea

Sigh, the "how can we give you more money" question is the most transparently sychophantic thing you can ask. Don't do it.

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Posted By TanookiSuit

Alex's reaction at the end, haha.

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Posted By danlongman
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Posted By Solidair3

I'm with you, Dan. Mario Sunshine is so goooooooood

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Posted By superslidetail

Alex' face at the end...classic

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Edited By Dr_Insane

Seems they turned these more into just a live bombcast now, which is okay but between these tamer panels now, the splitting up of extra life to mostly smaller home streams and the lack of Big Live Live Show I do kinda miss the extra big dumb live spectacle we'd get at least once a year.

PS I agree with the guy who said they should allow members a way to give Giantbomb more money.

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Posted By Xylase

@crimsonjester: Yeah, this definitely felt like Dan and Jeff talking to each other for 2 hours with the others occasionally commenting on something they said.

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Posted By NoHeadStark

No Vinny?!? Boooooooo. And Abby not being able to be on stage sucks too :(

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Posted By Chillicothe

5 minutes in, and already deep in "Goddammit, Dan...just...God. Dammit." territory.

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Edited By hassun

MGSV spoilers

1:18:30 - 1:19:25

Dan is really shooting himself in the foot by judging games on how much time he spends with them.

It massively disadvantages concise experiences and gives a huge advantage to endless/multiplayer games.


As for GotY in general, I'd much rather Giant Bomb just invents awards for the games they want to highlight instead of sticking to specific rules about what is and isn't eligible for a rigid set of awards. Categories like the Soulja Boy Award were great and I love to see more like it.

Sure, the Giant Bomb Game of the Year is more prestigious than those and the only one that perhaps matters more than others (insofar any of them matter at all) but I also have no problem with them changing the ruleset on the fly.

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Edited By MonkeyKing1969
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Cover this with some gold spray paint...and I think we have our GOTY award.