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He certainly didn't give that impression on the Bombcast. All he did is pick holes in it.

 

Oops, I read Jeff B. You are right, Gerstmann was negative.

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He was, and PSO2 doesn't really count as it's a port of an old game and he's pretty negative about it also anyway.

 

The truth is that he doesn't really like games anymore, but rather than admit that to himself his ego drives him to look for any tiny niggles he can find in a game and massively inflate them as an excuse for why he didn't like it. It isn't him, it's the games.

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Yeah, I agree with that and it’s frustrating to listen to. I’d like to say that he enjoys retro games but I’m not sure that’s true either really.

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Jeff certainly feels like he’s obliged to play a bit of everything because of what he does and I think as a result he plays very little of everything and has a very short attention span. He’s also probably not taken a proper break from games in years and the combinations of all that really shows.

 

It can be very frustrating hearing him moan about a game he’s clearly not played for more than 45 minutes.

 

 

I had a brief listen to the Bombcast today and you know things are in trouble when it’s worse for Brad not being there.

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Yay! Another Gaint Bomb email.. :mellow: straight in the trash. 

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Has anyone been watching former regular contributor Gary Whitta's Animal Crossing-based talk show? The guests he gets are insane, has already had Elijah Wood, Danny Trejo as well as the more expected guests like Mary Kish. 

 

Next episode, Sting and Shaggy

 

https://www.youtube.com/user/gwhitta

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Bakalar Jr Reacts is my new favourite video series

 

 

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On 14/05/2020 at 20:51, HarryBizzle said:

Jeff certainly feels like he’s obliged to play a bit of everything because of what he does and I think as a result he plays very little of everything and has a very short attention span. He’s also probably not taken a proper break from games in years and the combinations of all that really shows.

 

It can be very frustrating hearing him moan about a game he’s clearly not played for more than 45 minutes.

 

 

I had a brief listen to the Bombcast today and you know things are in trouble when it’s worse for Brad not being there.


This is a good assessment. I still get triggered just thinking about how incredibly wrong he was about outer wilds. He spent more time complaining about it than he spent playing it. 

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7 hours ago, Moz said:

This is a good assessment. I still get triggered just thinking about how incredibly wrong he was about outer wilds. He spent more time complaining about it than he spent playing it. 

 

I think Outer Wilds is a good example of him playing new games because he has to. He said on one of the GOTY podcasts that before he started he'd heard that it 

 

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and so he ran through as quickly as possible, and subsequently completely missed the fact that you have a translator & so had a completely miserable time with the game. I genuinely don't understand how you can play the game without the translator, but aside from that running through it as quickly as possible is such a weird approach to take that it could only be because he felt obliged to play it.

 

Personally I think the strongest stuff they put out is now their retro content, them taking the piss out of Marketing execs saying hello to fellow gamers at every year's E3, and longer playthroughs of weird or interesting games like Vinny & Brad's Astroneer series or Jeff's descent into Garfield madness. If they focused on that sort of thing and abandoned their GOTY slogs and Quick Looks I reckon the site would be better for it.

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My favourite stuff at the moment is Astroneering, Mass Alex and Abby's Dead Space play through. There's a clear Vinny pattern there, but I've watched him play things alone and it's really dull, so it's down to the interplay between him and other people.

 

I guess what I'm saying is Vinny should be on everything they do, and they should do much more multi-episode plays of games. Get rid of quick looks, they've been boring for years. Don't care if it's retro or modern games, but these days I only seem to be interested in things that can sustain multiple episodes.

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@Scribblor Vinny playing COD MP with Jeff B, Abbey and Dan and not being able to tell friend from foe due to his colour blindness was tragic and awesome in equal amounts.

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Ron Funches is on the Beastcast again and it’s fantastic. 

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I'm sure Ron is a great guy but everyone jumping over themselves to laugh at everything he said was annoying. He didn't say anything particularly funnier than Bakular.

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On 27/05/2020 at 09:34, Moz said:


This is a good assessment. I still get triggered just thinking about how incredibly wrong he was about outer wilds. He spent more time complaining about it than he spent playing it. 

I think he had an absolutely valid opinion on that one. I played it when it came out and fucking hated it. If you don't land on the breadcrumb trail that the game has it's just a mess of irritating controls and stupid user interface. It wasn't until I revisited it in December and followed the advice of someone on here to go to the moon and find everything there first that I found the amazing game that's there underneath the bullshit. 

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There's one mandatory conversation in the whole game. It tells you to go to the Attlerock. It happens right before the loop starts, so you can't die or trigger the loop without seeing this:

 

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But you don't need to go there first, you can just fly straight to the end of the game and finish it if you want. I didn't resolve half of the story content on the Attlerock until much later on because I was in a hurry to explore and find all the musical signals. The joy of stumbling across things by accident and not knowing what they are yet is something games have become terrified of, and it's maddening. There were a couple of moments later on where I couldn't figure out where to go, but at the start you can literally go anywhere and make progress.

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Jeff Gerstmann playing every game made in the last 10 years: "This looks bad. It just looks... bad. The controls are bad. Just, the way it controls, the controls are bad. This just doesn't look good. It looks kinda bad. Just the way this game looks and plays... I dunno... it's kinda shitty. This is just not good. The controls feel bad."

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Jeff really should transition to some sort of retro videogame podcast thing. He'd be amazing on a Cane and Rinse type show as long as they didn't cover any game released since Ryan Davis died.

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13 minutes ago, Marzipan Travolta said:

Jeff really should transition to some sort of retro videogame podcast thing. He'd be amazing on a Cane and Rinse type show as long as they didn't cover any game released since Ryan Davis died.

That would be brilliant because he absolutely loves retro stuff, genuine enthusiasm. And he knows a shitload about retro stuff. And he has loads of industry anecdotes for a lot of that retro stuff. I would love that.

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Yes, love listening to him talk about old games and the video game industry of yore. Game Tapes is great for that, so are the recent episodes of The Hot Spot

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Brad's hair is currently majestic.

 

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17 hours ago, SqueakyG said:

Jeff Gerstmann playing every game made in the last 10 years: "This looks bad. It just looks... bad. The controls are bad. Just, the way it controls, the controls are bad. This just doesn't look good. It looks kinda bad. Just the way this game looks and plays... I dunno... it's kinda shitty. This is just not good. The controls feel bad."

I know what you mean, but sometimes he just unloads all that pent up rage on something that makes me laugh like a drain.

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Does anybody here subscribe?

 

I’ve become a regular listener to the beastcast and they’ve been advertising the premium as being on sale ending this week.

 

Given the content I’m already getting for free, and the current situation, I’m keen to support. However, there needs to be some content on there I’m interested in for me to make the jump. 

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@Marvin Morris I've been a subscriber for 5 years or so and I hardly watch any premium content. I subscribe because I enjoy the Beastcast and I want to support them to make further episodes. 

 

If you enjoy it, pay for it.

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37 minutes ago, Marvin Morris said:

Does anybody here subscribe?

 

I’ve become a regular listener to the beastcast and they’ve been advertising the premium as being on sale ending this week.

 

Given the content I’m already getting for free, and the current situation, I’m keen to support. However, there needs to be some content on there I’m interested in for me to make the jump. 


They do a trial. Personally, I’ve never really been interested in any of their video content. 

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2 hours ago, Marvin Morris said:

Does anybody here subscribe?

 

I’ve become a regular listener to the beastcast and they’ve been advertising the premium as being on sale ending this week.

 

Given the content I’m already getting for free, and the current situation, I’m keen to support. However, there needs to be some content on there I’m interested in for me to make the jump. 

 

Despite moaning a lot in this thread I've paid for Premium for a few years now. The most recent Best Of Giant Bomb video has clips from Premium videos:

 

 

Personally I think it's entirely worth it just for their Contradiction playthrough. Episode one and episode two are free, three and four are premium.

 

VinnyVania is fantastic (Vinny playing through every Castlevania game in order) and the Playdates that the Beastcast guys do are generally always fun, as long as Vin-dog's there. Breaking Brad is always great, and Unprofessional Fridays is also a really good show, some of the older ones where Vinny plays random old PC games like Bioforge are absolutely brilliant. As you can probably tell from this thread, their content took a bit of a dip last year but it's as strong as ever now that they're all stuck at home pissing about playing games with each other.

 

Also I thought their live playthrough of Mario Party 5 was Premium but apparently not. And I think I might watch it now!

 

Oh, I nearly forgot This Is The Run, that was great. Vinny and Dan try to play through old games in one run. The Contra: Hard Corps and Altered Beast runs are really funny.

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Endurance runs of Shenmue and Persona 4 are great too. 

 

Steal my Sunshine is fantastic, although it went on too long. 

 

I enjoy Mass Alex, Clue Crew, UPF, and a lot of the lockdown streams. 13 Deadly Sims was hilarious in parts.

 

And, as previously mentioned, Vinnyvania, This Is The Run and Breaking Brad. Personally I stay away from any solo streams, but I enjoy a lot of their other stuff.

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