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Giant Bomb |OT 17| I'd Like To See His Old Man Pecker

Hamchan

The Fallen
Oct 25, 2017
3,440
Isn’t the new Star Wars game a soulslike? They’re not big fans of that genre. Not enough to put it on a GOTY list.
 

Brian Damage

Member
Nov 1, 2017
6,899
UK
I don't know if it's a soulslike more than it is a game that went to the "Darksiders School of Cannibalising Other Games' Mechanics", and it remains to be seen if it ends up being more than the sum of its parts.
 

DixieDean82

Member
Oct 27, 2017
2,427
There more I read about Jedi: Fallen Order the more optimistic I'm getting. I think it's going to be really good.
 

dtraposo

Member
Oct 25, 2017
993
i mean GB seems to mostly dislike death stranding so maybe if the new star wars game turns out to be great then yeah it could be on the goty list. it's the last big release of the year after all (well, there's also shenmue 3 on Nov 19th but yeah I don't see that getting on the list).
Who could forget WATTAM
 

MassiveNights

Member
Oct 25, 2017
2,605
Not signposting the consequences of choices is a creative/design risk that can backfire. Not really fair--at all--to blame Abby because she didn't look up a guide before playing.

The reaction to Abby's (and, GB's) thoughts on DE has been gross to witness. It's toxic fandom, 100%.
I'm not blaming her. That's a weirdly loaded phrase. It's not even an Abby specific issue. However, I think it's apparent just how much better GB's content becomes when they put effort and thought into what they are covering critically.

Look at the recent Death Stranding conversations vs basically any other release this year. It's not a surprise that their best discussions come as a result from many of them playing many hours of a game, you know, like a video game site, rather than one staff member muddling with something outside of their genre comfort zone for a few hours then sticking out a 30-minute video talking about how problematic it is.

I'm not pretending there isn't a toxic element to some of the backlash, I don't think Vinny was out of order with what he said on the Beastcast for example. But sometimes GB are massively overreaching when they try to bring critical thought to something.
 

she_esh

Member
Sep 12, 2018
6,947
Ireland
Just laughed out loud at Death Stranding after pressing o to examine Norman's figures and him pointing to them like he's two years old.
 

J_Viper

Member
Oct 25, 2017
10,477
Yeah but Titanfall's 2 campaign had maybe the most imaginative level design ever in an FPS. I just can't see a game of theirs being monotonous.
I believe this is a different team though

There are still some very talented folks on this project, but everything they’ve shown hasn’t sparked an ounce of excitement.
 

Antiwhippy

Member
Oct 25, 2017
26,157
A review of movies I watched on the flight back

Detective Pikachu

It's aight. Watching Pokemon interact in the world is fun but good Lord that ending is dumb. CG Mewtwo is also creepy AF.

Once upon a time in Hollywood

I... Don't get it? It feels like 3 random stories with a random ass conclusion to tie everything together in the end except not really? It's cool to see DiCaprio and Brad Pitt bro out I guess.

Spiderverse

Really enjoyed this surprisingly. Rajkot awesome animations and also really heartfelt in a way I've never felt from any other Marvel movie. Really liked washed up Peter Parker and miles' relationship at the end too. That part worked really well for me.
 

BearPawB

Member
Oct 25, 2017
1,035
I ended up redbox ing death stranding so I could at least get some time with it

I actually think the opening hours were pretty great.
I'm still early. And have really only done one or two journeys it's been mostly cutscenes. But I've been having a good time.

My wife is going to be very upset if something happens to my BB
 

Blitzrules240

Member
Oct 25, 2017
19,767
Midwest
Antiwhippy

If you know about the Charles Manson murders (which you might or not), that's really where Once Upon A Time In Hollywood makes it's impact especially in that final act which sure is something.

Looks like you saw a good haul of movies. Spiderverse was the best movie of 2019 (for me).
 

kambaybolongo

Member
Oct 25, 2017
9,914
Not surprisingly, Jeff way hyperbolized the BB stuff.

They’re surgically removed from still mothers and the pod tricks them into thinking they’re still in their mother’s womb.
 

BearPawB

Member
Oct 25, 2017
1,035
Not surprisingly, Jeff way hyperbolized the BB stuff.

They’re surgically removed from still mothers and the pod tricks them into thinking they’re still in their mother’s womb.
That's not the part he had a problem with

It's more about
the dead mothers
than anything about the BB.

I also think it's a dad thing. Being a new dad myself almost anything with a baby hits me harder.

That new pet semetary movie despite sucking was really hard to watch
 

Willin

Member
Oct 28, 2017
412
Today I was walking by the rivers when I accidentally ran into a ghost while I was trying to throw vials of my own urine at them and the whole area got flooded with printer ink. While I did get attacked by a giant squid I managed to escape by jumping on some rocks but I fell off a cliff. The baby I keep in a jar was really upset so I rocked him for a bit until he calmed down. Once he was settled I drank myself some Monster™ Energy and continued my job delivering underwear to a prepper.
 

Antiwhippy

Member
Oct 25, 2017
26,157
Antiwhippy

If you know about the Charles Manson murders (which you might or not), that's really where Once Upon A Time In Hollywood makes it's impact especially in that final act which sure is something.

Looks like you saw a good haul of movies. Spiderverse was the best movie of 2019 (for me).
I have the general outline of the Manson thing but I don't get how it ties into the rick Dalton and the other Hollywood story other than some crazy coincidental stuff.
 

eddy

Member
Oct 25, 2017
1,115
GTFO is supposed to come out this year. They had an "open alpha" event over Halloween weekend, so that seems a bit ambitious.


From what I've seen it's basically "Left 4 Dead: Aliens".

 

funky

Member
Oct 25, 2017
7,415
Not surprisingly, Jeff way hyperbolized the BB stuff.

They’re surgically removed from still mothers and the pod tricks them into thinking they’re still in their mother’s womb.
Also they are killed after 1 year of use.


Props on Sony for clearly giving Kojima creative freedom. But also maybe KP could have used one guy in that room to say "What the hell"
 
Oct 25, 2017
3,644
That's not the part he had a problem with

It's more about
the dead mothers
than anything about the BB.

I also think it's a dad thing. Being a new dad myself almost anything with a baby hits me harder.
Also given the difficulties Jeff and his wife went through in lead up to the birth i feel it would resonate more for him and thus an increased level of disgust.
 

Karspankey

Member
Oct 25, 2017
8,240
does death stranding have good sounds?

haven't started it yet because i am stupid

mgsv had good sounds

like the text to the left

tiiiktiktiiiiiktiktiktik

or the helicopter door opening sounds

whhhhEEhhhWHOMP
 

Curufinwe

Member
Oct 27, 2017
4,336
Abby didn't just say she didn't like the game, she implied it was morally weird because she made a character intentionally dumb then didnt understand that would impact on the dialogue choices. I haven't played the game but it was just a bad Quick Look. Sometimes Giant Bomb are wrong and that is ok.
As the first response to your post showed, for some parts of the fanbase it's never, ever OK to admit GB got anything wrong.
 
May 5, 2018
5,134
does death stranding have good sounds?

haven't started it yet because i am stupid

mgsv had good sounds

like the text to the left

tiiiktiktiiiiiktiktiktik

or the helicopter door opening sounds

whhhhEEhhhWHOMP
Jeff talked about how much he liked the not MGS Codec sounds for each of the characters that call you. So yeah sound design is top notch.
 

ThurstonLess

Member
Jan 14, 2019
271
Wow the 65" is way too big for our space. It's comical. But it was only a few hundred more than the 55", and I think it's smart to futureproof.

Owners of this TV -- any recommendation for HDR settings? It's so bright that our eyes hurt when we watch lol. Is turning that down simply the 'OLED Light' setting? I read not to adjust the 'brightness' setting itself because that changes the actual picture.
 

Joeku

Member
Oct 26, 2017
16,200
Good thing the Internet went down across one provider all over the province. Got sent home from my first shift so now instead of training I get to try to recuperate.

does death stranding have good sounds?

haven't started it yet because i am stupid

mgsv had good sounds

like the text to the left

tiiiktiktiiiiiktiktiktik

or the helicopter door opening sounds

whhhhEEhhhWHOMP
The jingles are unique per character which is great, but the overall UI is kinda bloated and not as snappy as MGSV.
 

Praxis

Member
Oct 25, 2017
2,766
UK
Anyone else just find Norman Reedus annoying?

I don't know what it is, I'd just rather be looking at pretty much anything else on earth.
 

Karspankey

Member
Oct 25, 2017
8,240
Wow the 65" is way too big for our space. It's comical. But it was only a few hundred more than the 55", and I think it's smart to futureproof.

Owners of this TV -- any recommendation for HDR settings? It's so bright that our eyes hurt when we watch lol. Is turning that down simply the 'OLED Light' setting? I read not to adjust the 'brightness' setting itself because that changes the actual picture.
Yeah, you want to turn down the OLED light. I'm gonna miss the brightness of my TCL when I get my OLED! Thing can get up to 1,200 nits in certain parts!

For settings, you can refer to this RTINGS guide


Just don't mess with the white balance stuff
 

Flipmenex

Member
Oct 27, 2017
1,060
I'm really enjoying Death Stranding. I thought the opening hours were strong. Kojima writing is still goofy. Someone once said his scripts are just Wikipedia pages of concepts he's interested in and it's still kinda that.

I'm sure the game will hit a lull soon as it becomes more repetitive with with less story development, but i'm strangely enjoying just delivering stuff and traversing the landscape.
 
Oct 25, 2017
3,644

kambaybolongo

Member
Oct 25, 2017
9,914
Also they are killed after 1 year of use.


Props on Sony for clearly giving Kojima creative freedom. But also maybe KP could have used one guy in that room to say "What the hell"
Eh. I don’t even think that’s extreme compared to shit you do in other video games, forget tv and movies.

It’s certainly provocative but that’s not a bad thing.
 

Mezentine

Member
Oct 25, 2017
3,691
Wait the 80s song video is actually original content? I assumed it was just splicing together the segments from the different Bombcasts.

There goes my Saturday morning lol
 

Karspankey

Member
Oct 25, 2017
8,240
Oh wow, there is such a feeling of momentum with the movement in Death Stranding. Almost ran off of a cliff just now :p