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Basileus777
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(08-13-2017, 06:55 AM)
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Any Olympics where any stadiums need to be built will inherently be a drain as these venues will never be worth the cost to build them.
oti
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(08-13-2017, 06:59 AM)

Originally Posted by Joeku

So the Olympics are a net positive to cities in nations that already can handle the infrastructure needed and thus are already tourism and travel central.

No city that isn't already a global travel hub is going to land the Olympics and then be great from then on unless they were already on that path.

The sad conclusion therein is that is doesn't affect anything positively and can only fuck up more destitute regions, and thus gives the world a sad digestible piece of entertainment for a month that eventually just fades out to nothing.

Athens turned the baseball stadium (such a great idea to build a baseball stadium in any nation other than Japan and the US) into a refugee camp. At least that's something.

If the IOC won't reform the games it will just be rich dictators or tyrans trying to better their image who'll be interested in hosting. I'm sure Azerbaijan for instance can't wait to throw their oil money at the games.
Joeku
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(08-13-2017, 07:01 AM)
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Originally Posted by oti

Athens turned the baseball stadium (such a great idea to build a baseball stadium in any nation other than Japan and the US) into a refugee camp. At least that's something.

If the IOC won't reform the games it will just be rich dictators or tyrans trying to better their image who'll be interested in hosting. I'm sure Azerbaijan for instance can't wait to throw their oil money at the games.

You say that like it's not a net negative on the world's collective conscience.

Cuz it is.
oti
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(08-13-2017, 07:03 AM)

Originally Posted by Joeku

You say that like it's not a net negative on the world's collective conscience.

Cuz it is.

The Games stand for piece and unity in fiendly competition. That's what they are.
Joeku
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(08-13-2017, 07:08 AM)
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Originally Posted by oti

The Games stand for piece and unity in fiendly competition. That's what they are.

I agree, that's what they should be.

But the scam underneath has been shining through a lot as of late. Having them set in an obvious human rights-denying oil state will shatter what little respect is left of them. At least Tokyo and LA can handle it pretty much as is.
oti
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(08-13-2017, 07:12 AM)

Originally Posted by Joeku

I agree, that's what they should be.

But the scam underneath has been shining through a lot as of late. Having them set in an obvious human rights-denying oil state will shatter what little respect is left of them. At least Tokyo and LA can handle it pretty much as is.

I don't want to see the Games hosted by Azerbeijan. But if the IOC body doesn't change, they'll just keep filling up their pockets and killing slave workers who build the stadiums. It's like the FIFA. Way too powerful of an organisation and everyone just looks away.

What I want from the Games is to downscale significantly. It does not need to be the biggest and most expensive event every time. But the Gamnes reflect ther world we live in and that's what the world wants. Bigger, better. Always.
Joeku
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(08-13-2017, 07:26 AM)
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Originally Posted by oti

I don't want to see the Games hosted by Azerbeijan. But if the IOC body doesn't change, they'll just keep filling up their pockets and killing slave workers who build the stadiums. It's like the FIFA. Way too powerful of an organisation and everyone just looks away.

What I want from the Games is to downscale significantly. It does not need to be the biggest and most expensive event every time. But the Gamnes reflect ther world we live in and that's what the world wants. Bigger, better. Always.

I in no way disagree. I'd rather it be simple, clean, and wholesome. It's supposed to be the best of the world coming together in good sport.

Let's hope it hews as close to that as it can.
Basileus777
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(08-13-2017, 07:44 AM)
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I'm playing Hellblade and I like a ton about it, but man the controls are poor. Maybe a controller would work better, but the way you have no camera control during fights is a pain, especially in smaller areas where you can easily get stuck in spots where the game won't let you evade. And the slow movement speed gets a bit obnoxious in certain segments. They don't really do themselves a favor by overloading the early parts of the game with puzzles that kill the pacing either.
BTA
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(08-13-2017, 07:57 AM)
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I don't know if watching this Megadate is the best idea when I'm already worked up/anxious over my PSN account lockout.

But jumping + laughing along with them does relieve some tension, so there's that. Some of these games...
Joeku
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(08-13-2017, 07:59 AM)
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Originally Posted by Basileus777

I'm playing Hellblade and I like a ton about it, but man the controls are poor. Maybe a controller would work better, but the way you have no camera control during fights is a pain, especially in smaller areas where you can easily get stuck in spots where the game won't let you evade. And the slow movement speed gets a bit obnoxious in certain segments. They don't really do themselves a favor by overloading the early parts of the game with puzzles that kill the pacing either.

To the camera in combat, and this is going to maybe sound like bullshit, but the game wants you to be able to get fucked occasionally. You're always locked on to something at least, and I eventually found myself able to time my blocks to back-attacks based on the voice warnings consistently; it was just a matter of getting used to the timing. So...get used to listening to the voice sample saying "...Behind you!"

The puzzles early on are by far the weakest; the later on they get, the more clever and weirder they get too. It improves as the game goes on.
nckillthegrimace
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(08-13-2017, 08:05 AM)
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Originally Posted by BTA

I don't know if watching this Megadate is the best idea when I'm already worked up/anxious over my PSN account lockout.

But jumping + laughing along with them does relieve some tension, so there's that. Some of these games...

I'm sorry about your account, but it can't hurt to relax with the video.
BTA
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(08-13-2017, 08:07 AM)
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Originally Posted by nckillthegrimace

I'm sorry about your account, but it can't hurt to relax with the video.

I mean, it's more that scary stuff can definitely make me anxious too, despite enjoying it a lot when it's someone like them playing a game or when I'm with friends!

Though, this stuff has cheap enough scares that these aren't properly creeping me out in the way that an unsettling atmosphere and such usually would.
Death Metalist
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(08-13-2017, 08:25 AM)
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Data West
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(08-13-2017, 08:32 AM)
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help me i installed wwe tapmania
darkwing-buck
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(08-13-2017, 08:35 AM)
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Jeff it's late, what are you doing.

ASMR Jeff
ShadowSwordmaster
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(08-13-2017, 08:35 AM)
Damn you, Gerstmann.
Data West
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(08-13-2017, 08:36 AM)
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Those hills definitely look computer generated
darkwing-buck
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(08-13-2017, 08:38 AM)
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Whats jeff playing this on?

I tried the arcade version once at my local barcade. It's pretty cool.
darkwing-buck
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(08-13-2017, 08:45 AM)
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Jeff speaks like the Devil.
Hasney
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(08-13-2017, 10:16 AM)
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Originally Posted by darkwing-buck

Jeff speaks like the Devil.

He hooked his mic through his guitar amp so he can whisper and not wake his wife but still be heard. First time he did it I tuned in during a C64 game and thought the game was trying to do shitty voice.
BreezyLimbo
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(08-13-2017, 10:31 AM)
Jeff plays guitar?
Hasney
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(08-13-2017, 10:32 AM)
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Abby went to the PROGRESS wrestling show with Dan and Alex in a venue that had double the fire safety capacity, a single urinal and stall, broken AC and a dude who wasn't caught on a dive to the outside and his ankle ended up backwards.

I hear it was a great show still. Wonder if it will lead to a Powerbombcast.
Strax
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(08-13-2017, 11:33 AM)
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Originally Posted by Death Metalist

Blood and Bacon, the farmer that sounded like Jeff.

Originally Posted by Karspankey

Blood and Bacon

Thx

edit: lol at the game selling 550000 copies.
Tiamatsword22
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(08-13-2017, 11:43 AM)
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Originally Posted by BreezyLimbo

Jeff plays guitar?

He's held a bass and that's pretty close.

Hasney
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(08-13-2017, 12:02 PM)
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Originally Posted by Tiamatsword22

He's held a bass and that's pretty close.

oti
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(08-13-2017, 12:14 PM)
Second-best content of the week is here.
https://youtu.be/RE7NbqZguo4
Human Trashcan
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(08-13-2017, 12:16 PM)
"The ACLU is gonna come after Giant Bomb for banning hate speech"

Ben with the weirdly prescient commentary
Twin Tails
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(08-13-2017, 12:19 PM)
the best feature finally happened
rorie reads support emails
Real Hero
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(08-13-2017, 12:21 PM)
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rorie actually making this one good
Zaph
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(08-13-2017, 12:22 PM)
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Giant Bomb #32 | I'm not into commitment, I just want a hard fuck
oti
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(08-13-2017, 12:31 PM)
OK. Ben and Rorie combo should be the default for this feature. Chill.
Human Trashcan
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(08-13-2017, 12:32 PM)
I played Kingdom Hearts when it came out and I was a dumbass kid and I don't remember any of it

but this game seems uhh extremely bad
Real Hero
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(08-13-2017, 12:34 PM)
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Originally Posted by Human Trashcan

I played Kingdom Hearts when it came out and I was a dumbass kid and I don't remember any of it

but this game seems uhh extremely bad

it is that's why they are doing a joke feature with it
Meguro
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(08-13-2017, 12:35 PM)
KH1 has not aged well in the slightest.
KH2 however totally has.
Just don't think too hard about the story.
broncobuster
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(08-13-2017, 12:38 PM)
Rorie is the secret MVP of GBWest.
KZXcellent
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(08-13-2017, 12:39 PM)
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Bring back Brad.
Human Trashcan
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(08-13-2017, 12:43 PM)

Originally Posted by Real Hero

it is that's why they are doing a joke feature with it

I still think that's a bad idea. even I wish they'd shut up during cut scenes at least. it just seems mean-spirited and a waste of time when they could be doing something more than an ironic gimmick feature that seems borderline spiteful.
The ๖ۜBronx
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(08-13-2017, 12:44 PM)
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If you guys could shuffle East/West would you at all? As much as I usually enjoy the longer content from East more I still feel Brad and Jeff just work as a pair. Not to say they aren't great when everyone's together, that's the best, but for as long as there's a split I still like the people where they are over another combination.

Originally Posted by Human Trashcan

even I wish they'd shut up during cut scenes at least.

This is a pet peeve of mine with almost anyone showing a game. Even if it's a more loose style of playing, or a bad game, I'm still going to enjoy it far less if I have no idea what's going on for a 15hr series.
Twin Tails
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(08-13-2017, 12:46 PM)
send all your gb hate to support@giantbomb.com.
Real Hero
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(08-13-2017, 12:47 PM)
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Originally Posted by Human Trashcan

I still think that's a bad idea. even I wish they'd shut up during cut scenes at least. it just seems mean-spirited and a waste of time when they could be doing something more than an ironic gimmick feature that seems borderline spiteful.

I agree, 'feature where we make a point to ignore the game' for an entire play through is a bit much
KZXcellent
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(08-13-2017, 12:49 PM)
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Originally Posted by Human Trashcan

I still think that's a bad idea. even I wish they'd shut up during cut scenes at least. it just seems mean-spirited and a waste of time when they could be doing something more than an ironic gimmick feature that seems borderline spiteful.

If they actually keep up with it I think the feature will get better later on. All the "main" games in the series play a lot better than KH1 and are easier to figure out. Given GB's usual performance in games I expect KH1 to be a nightmare for them without a guide. This is before the series decided to hold your hand and make levels really linear.

It's sad that I knew they would make it kind of a joke feature and run a lot of lame bits as soon as I saw they put up Episode 1.

Originally Posted by The ๖ۜBronx

If you guys could shuffle East/West would you at all? As much as I usually enjoy the longer content from East more I still feel Brad and Jeff just work as a pair. Not to say they aren't great when everyone's together, that's the best, but for as long as there's a split I still like the people where they are over another combination.

Thinking about it I probably wouldn't. The dynamic East has going is perfect and you would lose out if you moved any of them. GBW just needs to add another new person to replace the hole left by Drew and Dan. We have Ben but he hasn't been enough to move the needle for me.
KZXcellent
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(08-13-2017, 12:52 PM)
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oops, double
Zocano
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(08-13-2017, 01:09 PM)
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Originally Posted by Meguro

KH1 has not aged well in the slightest.
KH2 however totally has.
Just don't think too hard about the story.

Having replayed both very recently, I disagree (just finished KH2 FM a handful of days ago).

I still think KH1 is the "better" game but they are both fairly similar in quality. I think KH2 has a bit more fleshed out combat but is watered down by the triangle spammy reaction commands and also the infinite combos that most bosses in 2 have versus 1 which, while having them, isn't as crazy about it. Also KH1 has actual large and somewhat complex levels but KH2 does not at aaaaalll.
Aarglefarg
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(08-13-2017, 01:09 PM)
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Munny is my second favourite fake currency, after gil, and I will call other currencies by these names.
oti
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(08-13-2017, 01:12 PM)
*important cutscene starts*
Rorie: "This is the perfect time to tell my life's story."
Meguro
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(08-13-2017, 01:16 PM)

Originally Posted by Zocano

Having replayed both very recently, I disagree (just finished KH2 FM a handful of days ago).

I still think KH1 is the "better" game but they are both fairly similar in quality. I think KH2 has a bit more fleshed out combat but is watered down by the triangle spammy reaction commands and also the infinite combos that most bosses in 2 have versus 1 which, while having them, isn't as crazy about it. Also KH1 has actual large and somewhat complex levels but KH2 does not at aaaaalll.

Can't say I agree at all.
The large worlds hurt KH1 because they are incredibly boring. I don't even wanna think about Tarzan in KH1.
KH2's combat is also on a completely different level and spamming reaction commands kinda doesn't work on anything above normal.
Zocano
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(08-13-2017, 01:20 PM)
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Originally Posted by Meguro

KH2's combat is also on a completely different level and spamming reaction commands kinda doesn't work on anything above normal.

I played through critical mode. Aside from the Roxas fight towards the end, I could tune out pretty well.
Meguro
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(08-13-2017, 01:22 PM)

Originally Posted by Zocano

I played through critical mode. Aside from the Roxas fight towards the end, I could tune out pretty well.

Then I bow down to your superior gaming skill because I couldn't.
Real Hero
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(08-13-2017, 01:25 PM)
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Originally Posted by oti

*important cutscene starts*
Rorie: "This is the perfect time to tell my life's story."

everyone did that in every episode so far
hamchan
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(08-13-2017, 01:26 PM)
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Originally Posted by The ๖ۜBronx

If you guys could shuffle East/West would you at all? As much as I usually enjoy the longer content from East more I still feel Brad and Jeff just work as a pair. Not to say they aren't great when everyone's together, that's the best, but for as long as there's a split I still like the people where they are over another combination.

East is perfect right now. Would not want to risk changing them at all.

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