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Posted By bassman2112

@buzz_clik said:

Can't unsee: A tiny tiger riding on the back of the main tiger in that image.

God dammit, you are right

And it is awesome.

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Posted By Deusx

NONE OF THEM OPERATE LIKE THIS!

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Posted By Ghostiet

@deerokus said:

@vinsanityv22 said:

Jeff and Ryan tackling DOA is great, but man... FIFA and Pro Evo came out too. Which means Jeff and Vinny - the GB Sports Club/"Footballsmen" - HAVE to tackle another sport-related Quick Look! Can't wait for that. This is just filler until we get to the next sports QL.

Yes. I NEED to see Jeff trying to play Be A Pro (for those unfamiliar with FIFA, this is a mode where you play as a single player in a match). Preferably in 11vs11 multiplayer.

Jeff's like Pele, if Pele was from space. Which doesn't make any fucking sense, because I'm pretty sure Pele is from space.

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Posted By scarycrayons

@Andy_117 said:

This looks much more tasteful than I remember Dead or Alive being. It makes me think the developers said, "yeah, okay, so our series is known for boobs, so lets put those in, but let's not make them so prominent you can't focus on the mechanics of the game." During gameplay, anyway. The cutscenes and victory screens maybe not so much. But it's definitely a step forward.

Dead or Alive 2 was basically pornography. This just looks like a fighting game with a boob fetish. Ain't nothin' wrong wit' dat. It's sufficiently self-aware for it to not be an overriding issue.

You should take a look at DOA2 (and 3 and 4) again, nothing much has changed at all in terms of tastefulness. DOA2/3/4 are just as fighting-focused as this game is, and in the fighting games, the 'physics' were never actually that bad. People were just weirded out at the time because character model physics hadn't been done before at all, and DOA1 looked really tacky.

DOA being known as 'softcore porn' is a weird case of 'everyone says it, so that's what everyone sees'. They disregard the 99.9% of the game which is technical fighting in stylish environments with a 50% male cast, and focus their thoughts entirely on the 0.01% where a partially-nude Kasumi clone is shown in a cloning vat for a few seconds in the intro movie.

It also has pretty much the only remaining urban legend that plenty of people still genuinely believe since the days of 'Mew is under a truck in the Japanese version of Pokemon Green' and 'the nude code in Tomb Raider'.

"The higher you set your age to, the more the breasts bounce! If you set your age in the options to 99, they bounce SO MUCH!", and "In DOAX on Xbox, if you complete the game really fast, you can unlock a way to play nude!". The age thing was never true (setting your age/country was just for your profile), and the 'nude code' for DOAX was an EGM April Fools joke. It amazes me how many people are still convinced that both of these are true, I was watching some DOA5 streams last night and the 'age = 99' thing kept popping up in the chat from people who were absolutely convinced it was real.

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Posted By DJ_EuroGhost

"Did you just armbar her to death?"

Ryan please, that is obviously a kimura ;)

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Posted By PerfidiousSinn

So everyone is talking about how the game looks and not how this has the best gameplay in the whole DOA series.

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Posted By dropabombonit

Man that timeline is something else

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Posted By Zereta

Did I just get sold on a Dead or Alive game?

Oh wow.

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Posted By ktynn

I don't understand their reaction to the girl with the bikini near the end, who touches herself and smiles at the camera.

How is that gross? It's just entertainment, it's tasteless yeah, but i can't see how you can be grossed out by something like that...

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Posted By BulimicBalzac

@ktynn: The gross flopping tits, the dead anime eyes, and the fake glee over their touching themselves. I pose to you this question: What is more disgusting than a virtual fuck doll. ( I know no actual fucking/sexual intercourse).

Sweaty, floppy, and dead eyed stare.

If your a person who wants to get a boner over creepy anime tits, than I have a proposition for you! Find a porn site Jesus. There you can see all the horrible things you need and you don't have to play a glorified video game fuck doll.

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Posted By Char12

Is it weird that I want to lick the sweat off Mila?

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Edited By bybeach

You know I'm old, and I don't get the yelling and screaming about this game. it has it's characters and aesthetics. It apparently has a convoluted and developed story and timeline. It is of course a soap -opera of sorts, but I get a kick out of it, including the sexual weirdness. Some posters are also stating it does it's job admirably as a fighting game. Duly noted. The little bit I saw here(As much as I'm probably ever going to see) cracked me up and intrigued me. What beaten path are we not following here? And the tiggers!!!!!

When I was young there was a soap opera satire done called Mary Hartman-Mary Hartman-Mary Hartman!

Wierd happens! It has happened already.....

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Edited By DedBeet

@ktynn said:

I don't understand their reaction to the girl with the bikini near the end, who touches herself and smiles at the camera.

How is that gross? It's just entertainment, it's tasteless yeah, but i can't see how you can be grossed out by something like that...

I think it may have something to do with it being all CG instead of a real girl. Jeff has stated many times that he finds CG eroticism distasteful.

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Posted By bkbroiler

I thought maybe that timeline was separated out by character? Like the characters are in columns and the line connects the order in which you play them. So the horizontal stuff at the beginning is when you play as one character and then come back to them later.

I've only seen half this quick look, so unsure of how accurate that is.

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Posted By MachoFantastico

Lost it when Jeff started talking about his experiences with boobs... HA!

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Posted By PandaShake

Eh, one only thinks its creepy when they're on camera anyways

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Posted By SupberUber

I have to make the tiger come out every morning. It's the only way I'm able to get through the day.

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Posted By beard_of_zeus

Is it weird that I kind of want to get this? The story mode looks bananas! Plus, I actually have an affinity for the DOA fighting system, and like Jeff said, this seems pretty accessible (which is key for me when it comes to a fighting game). I played DOA Dimensions on the 3DS, and had a good time with that. I think the last game in the series I tried before that was DOA2 on the PS2, but I don't remember much.

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Posted By InvaderSkooj

Jeff Gerstmann: Boob Researcher

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Posted By Mumrik

@algertman said:

tits!

Tits 5!

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Posted By Splid
@beard_of_zeus: Nothing weird about it :) I've always liked the series and kind of respect them for sticking to their guns...and by guns i mean TITS! then again. I also like Bloody Roar. Maybe I'm odd.
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Posted By beard_of_zeus

@Splid said:

@beard_of_zeus: Nothing weird about it :) I've always liked the series and kind of respect them for sticking to their guns...and by guns i mean TITS! then again. I also like Bloody Roar. Maybe I'm odd.

Yeeeeeeeeah, Bloody Roar! I played so much of the second game on PS1 and a bit of the one that came out on Gamecube. Bakuryu the mole was definitely my favorite of the series. Clearly, we are kindred fighting game spirits.

If I see a sale sometime soon, I'll probably get DOA5. I hesitate to buy anything at full price at this point, games seem to get cheaper pretty quick. I was looking on Amazon @ DOA5 and noticed that Tekken Tag Tournament 2 from last week is already at $50.

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Posted By Tsuchikage

I, too, have touched boobs and can confirm that they do not move like they do in the Dead or Alive games.

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Posted By vinsanityv22

Man, I love me a good fighting game story mode! That soap opera kinda stupidity, I mean. There are very few reasons to start a fight that don't come off seeming stupid... but stupid AND entertaining, though. It's probably the pro-wrestling fan in me that appreciates the melodrama, but still - I dig what DOA5's story mode is bringing to the table! How can you not enjoy stuff like... I don't know, two people in a mall, and one bumps into the other, knocking down their cell phone -- IT'S ON!

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Posted By yukoasho

@Lnin0 said:

Shame on you DOA...why can't you be grounded in reality and your roster filled with small chested woman just like all the other fighting games.

There's a difference. You don't see hilarious male-gaze camera angles in other fighting games' win poses.

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Posted By TruthTellah

*upon mentioning boobs, the best Giant Bomb exchange in months emerges*

Jeff: "Ryan... there's more research that I could have done on this topic, and there's more research I hope to do in the future..."

Ryan: "Okay..."

Jeff: "But I... have had boobs in my hands before."

Ryan: "Mhm."

Jeff: "I have studied some of them relatively close."

Ryan: "Sure."

Jeff: "One time... I even fooled around with some boobs that had implants in them. It was ridiculous."

Ryan: "Wow."

Jeff: "But none of them operate like this."

Ryan: "You've never seen a boob...

Jeff: "None of them operate like this!"

Ryan: "...You've never seen a boob that lives by the rules of Dead or Alive."

Jeff: "No... So, I am convinced now that the Dead or Alive series is not set on Earth. These are not humans. That there's some sort of alien... That's gonna be the eventual reveal..."

Ryan: "Like their... their biology is completely different..."

Jeff: "Exactly."

Ryan: "The gravity of their planet is different. It just so happens that all of these other things are super similar to Earth."

Jeff: "Yeah. It's just an astounding coincidence, but... the boobs are crazy."

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Posted By insane_shadowblade85

@TruthTellah said:

*upon mentioning boobs, the best Giant Bomb exchange in months emerges*

Jeff: "Ryan... there's more research that I could have done on this topic, and there's more research I hope to do in the future..."

Ryan: "Okay..."

Jeff: "But I... have had boobs in my hands before."

Ryan: "Mhm."

Jeff: "I have studied some of them relatively close."

Ryan: "Sure."

Jeff: "One time... I even fooled around with some boobs that had implants in them. It was ridiculous."

Ryan: "Wow."

Jeff: "But none of them operate like this."

Ryan: "You've never seen a boob...

Jeff: "None of them operate like this!"

Ryan: "...You've never seen a boob that lives by the rules of Dead or Alive."

Jeff: "No... So, I am convinced now that the Dead or Alive series is not set on Earth. These are not humans. That there's some sort of alien... That's gonna be the eventual reveal..."

Ryan: "Like their... their biology is completely different..."

Jeff: "Exactly."

Ryan: "The gravity of their planet is different. It just so happens that all of these other things are super similar to Earth."

Jeff: "Yeah. It's just an astounding coincidence, but... the boobs are crazy."

I refreshed the comments section and saw this the EXACT MINUTE Jeff and Ryan had this conversation. FATE!

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Posted By Generiko

Kevin Nash played Bass in the Dead or Alive movie.

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Posted By Cowman

@Generiko said:

Kevin Nash played Bass in the Dead or Alive movie.

Wait! what!? Like Diesel Kevin Nash?

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Edited By Winsord

This actually looks kind of fun. I'm not very good at fighting games, so maybe it's just that it seems kind of easy to get into, but the fighting system just looks fun. I still don't care much for the DoA character design, but the story seems hilariously ridiculous and they at least look a little less creepy now. Maybe I'll pick this up when it gets cheap.

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Posted By smikey

They seem to have downplayed the incestuous triangle undertone around Kasumi, Ayane, and Hayate. If only slightly.

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Posted By Galiant

So there might be a competent fighting game underneath, but why are they going to such lengths to alienate a lot of people by being totally creepy and stupid about everything beyond the mechanics?

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Posted By bluefoxxy
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Boobs guys... boobs.

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Posted By Vegetable_Side_Dish
@Galiant said:

So there might be a competent fighting game underneath, but why are they going to such lengths to alienate a lot of people by being totally creepy and stupid about everything beyond the mechanics?

I can absolutely guarantee you DOA sells more this way. 
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Posted By Chumm

@scarycrayons said:

DOA being known as 'softcore porn' is a weird case of 'everyone says it, so that's what everyone sees'. They disregard the 99.9% of the game which is technical fighting in stylish environments with a 50% male cast, and focus their thoughts entirely on the 0.01% where a partially-nude Kasumi clone is shown in a cloning vat for a few seconds in the intro movie.

That's a lovely defense, except for the part where you can pick from 4 different pairs of panties for Sarah to wear under her dress. Not over it, under it. For when you want her to kick real high. It's practically a hentai game, which is fine if you're into that sort of thing, but don't pretend like DOA is at all comparable to the objectification of women in games at large.

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Posted By Max015

@Chumm said:

@scarycrayons said:

DOA being known as 'softcore porn' is a weird case of 'everyone says it, so that's what everyone sees'. They disregard the 99.9% of the game which is technical fighting in stylish environments with a 50% male cast, and focus their thoughts entirely on the 0.01% where a partially-nude Kasumi clone is shown in a cloning vat for a few seconds in the intro movie.

That's a lovely defense, except for the part where you can pick from 4 different pairs of panties for Sarah to wear under her dress. Not over it, under it. For when you want her to kick real high. It's practically a hentai game, which is fine if you're into that sort of thing, but don't pretend like DOA is at all comparable to the objectification of women in games at large.

Hey while I agree that DOA is certainly a fan service heavy series it is certainly not tantamount to a hentai game.

Arguing either end of the spectrum is foolish really, if I'm honest I wish it was less ridiculous with it's boob physics and bust sizes, but it is a long way from porn.

The Xtreme series is much less worthy of defense specifically for being poorly made games and for appealing almost exclusively based on titillation.

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Posted By Madar4

Looks good, long since I played DOA 4.

I guess the DOA series lives in a other parallel world, almost same world as us...

Just some small differences....like Melon Physics.

Talking about bikini limited edition....um, don't forget DOA: Xtreme Beach Volleyball.

Amazing fighting there, Great Success...Team Ninja! /Clap