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Giant Bomb |OT 16| All Your Favorite Personalities Will Be Back Soon

Owlowiscious

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Oct 27, 2017
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The more game review writing in these OTs the better.

We review more games than Giant Bomb does lmao
first time seeing ispoiler

fuck off with that shit, wow that hurts my eyes and brain.

edit: checked options, don't see an optiont o turn that off. well, that sucks. anyways, hope you don't think i'm attacking you personallly. i'm swearing at the feature, not you
 

Young Liar

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Nov 30, 2017
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wow i just got through the upf section where rorie plays that cop game up to jan's story. that's gotta be up there for some of the most awkward, uncomfortable moments where i didn't know if i should laugh or not.

i actually enjoy rorie whenever he's on because of his no-filter tangents, but with his love of the ghost recon games and this recent showing, dude sometimes just exudes that nice white gamer guy with blinders on energy.

glad to know chat during that time was pretty good!
 

Nora

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Oct 25, 2017
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i actually enjoy rorie whenever he's on because of his no-filter tangents, but with his love of the ghost recon games and this recent showing, dude sometimes just exudes that nice white gamer guy with blinders on energy.
oh he is that 100%. he's said some shitty things in the past but he always gets a pass because that's just that no-filter rorie for ya!!!
 

DixieDean82

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Oct 27, 2017
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Brad and Will talking about Eneloops on the podcast. I can confirm they're fantastic. I've used them in my Xbox controllers for years.
 

Nida

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Lynnwood, Washington
I went to Subway after work tonight. Guy comes in and orders behind me. I zone out a bit, and then he says Borderlands 3 and my ears perk up. The guy making his sandwich asks if it's like Grand Theft Auto. The customer then says "No it's a looter shooter." which is something I did not think I'd ever hear spoken aloud in person.
 

Nerokis

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Oct 25, 2017
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I never miss an episode of Opening Arguments. I've dropped off the other ones for lack of time, but I used to like Mueller She Wrote and Amicus. Are there others I should be listening to?

I can't imagine listening to stuff at 2x speed! I feel like it would trigger my anxiety.
Opening Arguments seems cool! I'll check it out.

I listen to Above the Law, Lawyerist, and Amicus. There's also stuff like I Am The Law, which is great for getting a quick look into various law careers; Justice in America, which looks at the criminal justice system as a whole (lots of shade directed at prosecutors); and More Perfect's first couple of seasons were also good.

Haha, I'm so used to 2x speed now. It's what I do to spend less time listening to news podcasts. :P

On a different note, just finished going through A Link to the Past again. Such a damn fine game. Kind of feel like pulling up the randomizer stream GBEast did now that I'll remember all the stuff Dan was getting so excited about.
 

Twin Tails

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Oct 25, 2017
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I went to Subway after work tonight. Guy comes in and orders behind me. I zone out a bit, and then he says Borderlands 3 and my ears perk up. The guy making his sandwich asks if it's like Grand Theft Auto. The customer then says "No it's a looter shooter." which is something I did not think I'd ever hear spoken aloud in person.
why didn’t you correct them and say it’s actually a shlooter
 

mnz

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Oct 25, 2017
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It's not Agent 47 who is woke, but compare newer levels and NPCs to older ones and you'll see a difference.
 

mnz

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Oct 25, 2017
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but the commentary about the excessively wealthy falls flat when the main character is presented, often uncritically, as a tool of the rich and powerful.
The whole thing only works because it is played straight. Every character and NPC is actually serious, but put together it creates an absurd world. Kinda like a Monty Python sketch is making fun of what it is portraying.
 
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Patapuf

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Oct 26, 2017
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but the commentary about the excessively wealthy falls flat when the main character is presented, often uncritically, as a tool of the rich and powerful.
I wouldn't say the 2 recent games present that uncritically. While 47 himself doesn't question much, the people surrounding him do.

The story isn't that deep, it's not an in depth critisism of capitalism, but especially in hitman 2 the choice of targets seems deliberate.
 

bomma man

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Oct 25, 2017
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If there is a Hitman 3 they have to make a level based on St James Island surely... or a mission to kill high profile pimp for the rich and famous being held in the Manhattan Correctional Facility...
 

ket

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Jul 27, 2018
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I wouldn't say the 2 recent games present that uncritically. While 47 himself doesn't question much, the people surrounding him do.

The story isn't that deep, it's not an in depth critisism of capitalism, but especially in hitman 2 the choice of targets seems deliberate.
I'd say only one character questions 47's role in the world and that's only in the beginning of Hitman 2016. The games don't delve that deep into why what 47 does is good/bad (which is fine imo).
 

Patapuf

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Oct 26, 2017
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I'd say only one character questions 47's role in the world and that's only in the beginning of Hitman 2016. The games don't delve that deep into why what 47 does is good/bad (which is fine imo).
It's been a while but isn't Hitman 2 almost entirely focused on hitting back at their former employer? Unless i completely misunderstood that story.

And the little charactergrowth 47 has in that game is focused on his sense of self/justice. Which is completely warped, but still.
 

ket

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Jul 27, 2018
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It's been a while but isn't Hitman 2 is almost entirely focused on hitting back at their former employer? Unless i completely misunderstood that story.

And the little charactergrowth 47 has in that game is focused on his sense of self/justice. Which is completely warped, but still.
Hitman 2 begins with 47 working with the game's version of the Illuminati and ends
with 47 & Diana betraying the Illuminati.
 

ket

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Jul 27, 2018
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Pitch: A Drew Scanlon feature where Drew has to play the new Nancy Drew game but can only use Dan as a guide.
 

Patapuf

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Oct 26, 2017
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Hitman 2 begins with 47 working with the game's version of the Illuminati and ends
with 47 & Diana betraying the Illuminati.
right, i filed that under questioning what you do and since the illumanity are all part of the rich and powerful i think it's fair to say the game is a jab against them.

Especially since the game joyfully shows off how shitty they are. The general builds automated war drones, the drug lord exploits the local population, during their big Illumanity meeting they discuss how to exploit climate change economically etc.
 
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Jintor

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Oct 25, 2017
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within the bounds of being a hitman hired by rich people to kill other rich people, hitman is pretty woke
 

Hella

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Oct 27, 2017
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A goose could do everything Agent 47 does, really. Well, except for the shooting, but that's not really a dealbreaker.
 

kiguel182

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Oct 31, 2017
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Agent 47 isn't really a character. It's more of a vessel for you to see all these evil people and be able to kill them.

The social commentary on those two recent games is pretty clear and on the nose. Rich people are fucking us up. Here is a sandbox to kill them in elaborate ways.
 

Antiwhippy

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Oct 25, 2017
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That's just what they want you to think man. Just because he has a barcode on his head you see him as a product man. Look through the capitalist veil that the MAN has put over us man. He's preventing us from seeing each other as we truly are man.
 
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So Game of Thrones won most outstanding drama at the Emmys. As much as I attest to it winning with its final season being lousy for the most part, they probably gave it to GoT simply for being the biggest and most popular show of the decade right? It seemed like they were rewarding the phenomenon more so than the actual craft that went into the season.