Giant Bomb Bomb-All

I had a huge grin on my face during the last Blue Bombin' as I didn't expect Austin to be there. Austin calling Dan out and forcing him to think deeper about the crazy bullsh*t he says was great. When Dan is acting like Dan Ryckert and not playing up a character, I like him quite a bit.

I haven't been watching many of the PUBG streams. What's going on in them?

Chaz wrote:

I haven't been watching many of the PUBG streams. What's going on in them?

Dan ignores his teammates and basically cowers in fear while grabbing every item he can. He's not always terrible but he's usually good for the worst teammate on two runs per episode.

Oh yeah, that sounds about right. I'd love to see more of Jeff shooting him when he's being dumb.

Jeff threw some shade at him on the Bombcast this week.

Anyone got good episodes of Murder Island to recommend, including the one where Jeff shoots Dan? The only one I've watched was Vinny teaching Abby how to play.

Jeff bore salt at that. "I think three of the four players there could get a chicken dinner" or something.

I've won 12 chicken dinners now, about half in squad and at least two of which I basically did nothing except Not Actively Submarining The Teammates Who Were Doing Work. Jeff-Brad-Vinny-[Alex/Abby] would eventually win a chicken dinner by accident if nothing else. Dan actively making bad decisions makes that very unlikely.

The Nintendo segment on the new Beastcast had me rolling. So funny.

maverickz wrote:

The Nintendo segment on the new Beastcast had me rolling. So funny.

It was a good roast that's hard to enjoy because of how true it is. It's too bad Nintendo won't listen to stuff like that.

Abby's reaction at the end of Film and 40s doing They Live has rocketed her to the top of heap of the "Best Giant Bomb Person" rankings.

The Xcom feature has pretty much gone how I expected it to go.

Did you watch today's or just last week's (with Dan at the wheel)?

I've watched all of them including today's.

JeremyK wrote:

The Xcom feature has pretty much gone how I expected it to go.

JeremyK wrote:

I've watched all of them including today's.

I'm caught up now. Yeah, pretty much exactly as expected.

Spoiler:

Maybe once they lose this game, they just move straight on to XCOM 2. Since it'd be canon then.

Just a PSA, I noticed that the Giant Bomb Aftershow is being seeded into the Giant Bomb Presents RSS feed. It's Jeff & Ben taking online questions & live calls immediately following the weekly Bombcast recording session. Usually runs about an hour or so.

Free to Subscribe to on iTunes, etc. Quite enjoying it thus far.

Does anyone know if Jeff made it to Pax, or more importantly, how his wife is doing?

UpToIsomorphism wrote:

Does anyone know if Jeff made it to Pax, or more importantly, how his wife is doing?

1. His wife is ok, "it's benign". According to this announcement on Twitter.
2. He's going to PAX.

Yea!

Chaz wrote:
JeremyK wrote:

I've watched all of them including today's.

I'm caught up now. Yeah, pretty much exactly as expected.

Spoiler:

Maybe once they lose this game, they just move straight on to XCOM 2. Since it'd be canon then.

I read the comments of today's Ryckert episode and it sounds like another doozy. Almost scared to watch it. lol

Oh lord.

It actually managed to make me mad. Not fun.

Ha! I like the rotation. Alex is very capable, Abby tries, but is inexperienced, and I'm pretty sure Dan is a tool of the aliens.

You all got me going into that with the right mindset, so thanks. I was expecting something much more petty and vindictive that what happened, which looked to me (not knowing X-Com at all) the sort of sad and pathetic thing you've been hoping that one guy in your tabletop group would grow out of since you were both 22.

For someone who, I don't know if this is common knowledge, really likes wrestling, he doesn't seem to understand how "heeling" actually works.

This is the stuff behind a paywall, right. As curious as I am I dumped my subscription *because* of Dan.

Eh, that wasn't nearly as bad as his previous outing.

He played better, but his awful behavior has hit the tipping point. I mean...the thing is, this is a riff on an exquisite corpse, right? What Dan is doing with trashing the squad is almost exactly antithetical to that. What's next--the neat little side thing that Swery is doin' work goes away because another Dan Ryckert gets killed so it's time to rename him to Dan Ryckert, too? I don't feel like he's treating it as a group effort, but rather as something where "he" has to shine or it's Not Fun For Him. It's super frustrating and while I'm probably a GB lifer (my subscription goes through like 2020 or something) I'm pretty close to noping out on Dan Ryckert build-his-brand content.

I'm reminded of that D&D game they tried to run...

DSGamer wrote:

This is the stuff behind a paywall, right. As curious as I am I dumped my subscription *because* of Dan.

It's basically a version of one of the four Ryckert jokes, but just to slake your curiosity, in their series where they all trade off playing the same X-Com save:

Spoiler:

They all made units based off themselves, which, natch, get killed. Ryckert started the latest ep by selecting the highest ranked remaining unit, and recreated himself, and tried to recreate another of himself over the Brad unit. He played, like his last session, doing stupid stuff for the sake of protecting his unit, and then gave his unit a bunch of consumables at the end.

It wasn't funny, it was childish and weak, and no one can blame Ed for noping out, or you for noping out, because it's just a drag.

People are all over him in the GB comments section too. It will be interesting to see if it's a wakeup call for Dan that the act is starting to annoy people to the point where they are considering tuning out.

Reading these comments, it makes me wonder how Giantbomb performance reviews are done. Does game performance count? Is Jeff ever going to have to take Dan aside and have a conversation about his professional behavior while playing a video game? I bet their job introduces some odd HR scenarios.