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Giant Bomb & Waypoint



  • I still have ten or so episodes of season 3 that's actually the 4th one to go before I can listen that postmortem and get to the next season. I'll catch up, eventually.
  • Do you know how many haters have come out against the clap over the year and how ruggedly I've had to pour my soul into defending it and now ppl with a $50,000 a month patreon are doing the clap and where's that leave me huh????
  • Suddenly everyone wants the clap.
  • I thought you in particular would be enthused by the clap, Dave.
  • I just heard Dan talk about getting cups and popcorn containers from the trash at the cinema in order to get the free refills and I retract anything positive I have previously said about him.
  • edited July 2017
    I just heard him say he doesn't know what breakers are and I was like "are you a pod person???" but I was also like "maybe he's just the luckiest man on earth who has never had to deal with anything even APPROACHING a trouble or dilemma."
  • edited July 2017
    Just unpaused the podcast and he immediately asked if you can eat a penny because they have zinc and also food has zinc.

    I have to return to asking if he's actually Andy Kauffman?
  • I never grabbed them out of the trash but if someone left them sitting on the floor or in their seat I would grab them and take them to the bathroom to wash them out. This was when I was but a youth of course.

    Garbage is a bit too far though.
  • Other people's refuse is still garbage.
  • I was like "gross but okay he was probably a teenager" and I heard the part where he definitely still does it as a 30 year old man and again I ask IS THIS ALL AN ACT.
  • The last time I did something like that I was like... 12 or something and didn't really give a shit at that age. At a certain point I literally started just taking my backpack into the movie theater with stuff from the grocery store across the road.


    Thinking about it, it's not really that bad. I would be wary of taking something directly out of the trash, but if it was on top... maybe not so bad. For popcorn you could maybe argue that someone only had their hand in the tub and ideally they'd only be touching the popcorn itself. Since you're not eating that obviously maybe not so bad, but also maybe they sneezed into the tub or some shit. So that's kinda sketchy.

    A cup is mostly sealed, sure you could have some backwash, but if you're washing it out with hot water and soap that's really not that much different than any other cup. It seems a bit more excusable at that point. I mostly only remember going for cups because I didn't really like popcorn that much when I was younger.

    Still doing it even when you have money to buy stuff is... a bit strange though.
  • I thought that Beastcast 109 was the hardest I would be the hardest I would ever laugh at anything on the internet. That is, until I listened to Beastcast 111.

    Abby has been such an amazing addition to the team. The chemistry between Abby and Vinny is great, I will never get tired of hearing people dunking on Jeff, Dan continues to find new ways to constantly baffle and astound, and they've made surprisingly judicious use of the voice modulator so far, the Beastcast just has everything right now.

    I'm also now convinced that Dan's character is, to at least some degree, an act. He demonstrated way too much self-awareness during the Jeremiah segment for it to be plausible that he doesn't at least on some level understand what he's doing. I don't think that he's making up stories and inventing facts about himself, but I think on some level he's aware that the things he says and does are not normal, and he plays up the lack of self-awareness angle for entertainment. I think his character is a healthy dose of genuine child-like naivete mixed with just enough savvy to know when to play it up a bit.
  • Ditch Dan and hire Jeremiah imo
  • He is from Kansas City and he loves wrestling. I am pretty sure that sums up Dan's steeze.
  • Yeah Kuiper I think you're right, like I legit think he doesn't know a decent amount of stuff, but he's probably knows more than he suggests. It's just that any opportunity he gets to say something like "what is cheese made of?" he'll take it because he thinks it makes for good situations.

    And it generates a lot of buzz, you don't see people talking too much about the other members in such a ridiculous fashion.
  • I knew Jeremiah and Margaret were something that was coming but I wasn't prepared for what that actually meant. Jeremiah might be the funniest thing I've heard on either cast for a while.
  • I'm glad Abby is bringing in the important Howard the Duck conversations.
  • Giant Bomb playing Kingdom Hearts sure will be interesting. I wonder who will be on that?
  • edited July 2017
    I bought the kingdom hearts compilation recently and began to question my life choices. I remember liking the first one and played through it all but 2 I got like halfway through and wanted to try finishing it.

    Im already expecting the comments to be a shitshow since the staff will probably comment on the controls being kinda crap. I played some of the first one when it was on PS3 not super long ago and it felt pretty jenky by today's standards. Internet nerds gon' get all butt hurt.

    It still always kinda boggles my mind how people can't divorce the fact that most games age pretty poorly from their fondness for the material and going back to them reminds you that they have issues. If it's not all rainbows and roses then you're attacking their beloved media and you're a bad person for doing so.
  • Personally I like the newer KH mobile stuff because they improved the controls a lot. Story is still anime poop though. I guess Birth by Sleep is the most "alright" story. It at least doesn't involve giving your younger self time traveling abilities. Only body swapping.
  • Why not both? I'm pleased to announce Kingdom Hearts 3: The Third Birthday
  • Not before Birthday 26/5‰
  • edited July 2017
    The sleepy time Kingdom Hearts play is basically just a bet to see which one falls asleep first.
    By the end Ben loses it already
  • I stopped the most recent podcast when I got to my desk so maybe this was addressed immediately after I paused it, but the part where they're like "perhaps the new trend is all games will have idle component......." it's like bro?? we've been here for years??? tales of fucking berseria has an idle boat.
  • They just go on to say how someone, I think from the Call of Duty team, said that everything will just have RPG elements standard now or something.
  • Ok. Brad and Ben sounded like the worst but Jeff + Anime. Now thats must see tv.
  • It was mostly bad. Jeff can play off just about anyone, but there's only so much he can do with Ben. I think Ben thinks he's maybe a Brad but he's more of an Alex.
  • Did they talk about Nick Robinson at all on the bombcast?
  • No, they talked about Dota instead.
  • The only enjoyable thing about GB West is Jeff and that has been a real bummer for 2017. Also Ben being on 90% of their quicklooks has been an even worse tragedy.
  • Counterpoint: I think Ben is perfectly fine (although I'll concede that GBEast is the real powerhouse nowadays.)
  • I'm starting to find Ben somewhat boring but I don't really mind if he's there or not.

    I'm assuming they held off on the Nick Robinson thing because they wanted to see how it all panned out before they maybe comment on it. GB doesn't seem to be inclined to do "hot takes" on sensitive issues until they see where it ends up.
  • Patrick Klepek was actually working at Giant Bomb when Nick Robinson was interning there, which came up on the Waypoint podcast. I believe Patrick had actually been writing an article for the site but they're now holding off on reporting that until Vox's internal investigation runs its course.
  • For anyone who hasn't heard yet, Nick is no longer at Polygon.
  • He also put out a totally bullcrap "apology"
  • I guess maybe better than nothing but it was definitely lame and weakly retrospective.
  • I'm sure Jeff has issued a gag order to the staff because he's an asshole in that specific way.

    The Exquisite Corps has a really great Last Time On. I hope Abby continues to call Vinny "Sir" when it's her turn again.
  • Oh boy watch the new KH thing if you want to hear Rorie read you emails. This show makes me think of a poor child who got a bad game and the parent is just tolerating them playing it.
  • My least two favorite GB boys gets an immediate pass.
  • Eh I'm willing to see if they address it but at the same time I don't really know what they'd say other than it happened.
  • Woah wtf, his brother is Porter Robinson, I did not know that until someone mentioned it in a comment for that UPF.

  • I shouldn't be surprised since it's VICE but also I didn't know who the *Graz voice* Bodega Boizzzzzzzzzz were.
  • I should have known Dan would be the worst X-com player, especially with him only concerned for his own character.
  • If you didn't hear, Austin Walker went and guested on Spawn on Me again, episode 186. Enjoy.
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