Giant Bomb Bomb-All

JeremyK wrote:
maverickz wrote:
JeremyK wrote:

Oh, I don’t see how that would change my point drastically but ok. I think we can leave it at you disagree with me and move on with our lives.

You wanna hug it out?

Roll a persuasion check.

Rolling dice is for RPGnubs. Real players just describe it and the Good DM(TM) just goes with it.

"I hug JeremyK. He likes it. The hug lasts just a second longer than one would expect. Neither minds."

maverickz wrote:
JeremyK wrote:
maverickz wrote:
JeremyK wrote:

Oh, I don’t see how that would change my point drastically but ok. I think we can leave it at you disagree with me and move on with our lives.

You wanna hug it out?

Roll a persuasion check.

Rolling dice is for RPGnubs. Real players just describe it and the Good DM(TM) just goes with it.

"I hug JeremyK. He likes it. The hug lasts just a second longer than one would expect. Neither minds."

Tarot Cards are the only valid randomization method.

Just building off what mav, Chaz, and Thin have said, it's less about how Dan or anyone else feels, and more about how he has to bring things to a screeching halt as he shouts about how he's always just wanted something explained but no one has ever been able to do it, even as it becomes painfully clear that he has absolutely no interest in understanding any explanation offered and sucks up all the attention while having nothing of interest to say.

Some of his recent dismissive comments about Night in the Woods and story in general has me really dreading the GotY story talk is going to grind down to arguing about how transformative it is that Mario gets a new hat, and the ramifications this holds for the shy guys. I'm also a bit bitter that is doesn't sound like any of them played LiS: Before the Storm.

SpacePPoliceman wrote:

Just building off what mav, Chaz, and Thin have said, it's less about how Dan or anyone else feels, and more about how he has to bring things to a screeching halt as he shouts about how he's always just wanted something explained but no one has ever been able to do it, even as it becomes painfully clear that he has absolutely no interest in understanding any explanation offered and sucks up all the attention while having nothing of interest to say.

This 100x. Plus his inane living habits that pop up all over the place. The man knows how to draw attention to himself, even if it just drives everyone involved insane.

SpacePPoliceman wrote:

Just building off what mav, Chaz, and Thin have said, it's less about how Dan or anyone else feels, and more about how he has to bring things to a screeching halt as he shouts about how he's always just wanted something explained but no one has ever been able to do it, even as it becomes painfully clear that he has absolutely no interest in understanding any explanation offered and sucks up all the attention while having nothing of interest to say.

This x10

SpacePPoliceman, Abby played Before the Storm and really liked it.

Vector wrote:

SpacePPoliceman, Abby played Before the Storm and really liked it.

I missed that, but I should have figured that of Russell's good taste. I hope she stumps hard for The Tempest for Best Moment.

SpacePPoliceman wrote:

Just building off what mav, Chaz, and Thin have said, it's less about how Dan or anyone else feels, and more about how he has to bring things to a screeching halt as he shouts about how he's always just wanted something explained but no one has ever been able to do it, even as it becomes painfully clear that he has absolutely no interest in understanding any explanation offered and sucks up all the attention while having nothing of interest to say.

Some of his recent dismissive comments about Night in the Woods and story in general has me really dreading the GotY story talk is going to grind down to arguing about how transformative it is that Mario gets a new hat, and the ramifications this holds for the shy guys. I'm also a bit bitter that is doesn't sound like any of them played LiS: Before the Storm.

I share some annoyance with him on occasion (he said he would played NitW but skipped Nier because he prefers hipster cats to robots talking about philosophy. Isn't half of Metal Gear just robots talking about philosophy?) but let's be real. These are 2-3 hour podcasts. Nobody has an unvoiced opinion after them. He's a bullsh*tter, and I get more amusement than annoyance.

Also perhaps telling that I have no idea what LiS stands for.

LiS = Life is Strange

So what's this HQ Trivia thing

CptDomano wrote:

So what's this HQ Trivia thing

An iPhone game, and awesome, and terrible.

TheCounselor wrote:
CptDomano wrote:

So what's this HQ Trivia thing

An iPhone game, and awesome, and terrible.

“He cannot say that!” “We do not have a brand deal with Gamers with Jobs! Under no circumstances can he say that.”

Courtesy of a great CEO meltdown

Daily Beast Story about HQ CEO

For as much hate as there is for Dan, sometimes he pulls off something amazing.

https://t.co/E9f71UkjtT

yo any interest in predicting the GB top 10 GOTY list this year? I am interested.

Well there's a bunch of no-brainers.

Zelda, Mario, Nier, Yakuza,& PUBG will all feature in the Top 5. I think PUBG will take it.

Cuphead & AC: Origins will make the cut.

Mario XCOM, Night in the Woods, and Horizon will all be acknowledged but won't have enough traction to chart.

Abby might squeak in Dream Daddy as a personal pick at the bottom of the list. Couple other GB'ers seem to have favorable opinions as well.

Curious what other personal faves will be passionately fought for, but I'm drawing a blank atm.

I’ve got a GB prediction list and will post it tomorrow. I need to add PUGB to my list.

I didn't get that at all from Dan, but I do like him as a person. While he's not the brightest person, he seems to earnestly want to learn and improve himself. I think it's not necessarily fair to hate someone because of their level of intelligence, and he has other strengths. I'm incredibly envious of his ability to meditate as long and consistently as he does, he has amazing social skills, and he obviously has a big passion for life.

As for the whole D&D thing, I wish I had a chance to sit down and explain it to him, because the rest of the group are damn awful at explaining things to him. I love them, but they use terrible metaphors and often only partly understand the subjects themselves. When they all played D&D before, it was a nightmare watching Rorie trying to blindly fumble his way through DMing it.

Squee9 wrote:

yo any interest in predicting the GB top 10 GOTY list this year? I am interested.

I'll join in if anyone organizes anything, but I'm not going to be as proactive as last year. I just want to relax and see if NieR: Automata makes it past #10 on the list. If it doesn't make the list, I'm unsubscribing in solidarity with Alex quitting his job.

Nier will be somewhere between 4 and 7 and all of its fans will screech loud enough to shatter glass because those Philistines only said it was a top ten game this year.

1) PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS
2) Super Mario Odyssey
3) Zelda: Breath of the Wild
4) Destiny 2
5) Cuphead
6) Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
7) NieR: Automata
8) Horizon Zero Dawn
9) Assassin's Creed: Origins
10) Pyre

That's my prediction. I'm not very confident on AC: Origins, Pyre, and Horizon and those spots are almost always replaced with someone's baby. NitW, Splatoon 2, Tacoma, Dream Daddy, and LiS: BtS seem like good candidates.

Edit: Dream Daddy and Life is Strange as dark horses as well.

Don’t forget Dream Daddy.

I don’t think Destiny will be that high.

Vector wrote:

1) PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS
2) Super Mario Odyssey
3) Zelda: Breath of the Wild
4) Destiny 2
5) Cuphead
6) Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
7) NieR: Automata
8) Horizon Zero Dawn
9) Assassin's Creed: Origins
10) Pyre

That's my prediction. I'm not very confident on AC: Origins, Pyre, and Horizon and those spots are almost always replaced with someone's baby. NitW, Splatoon 2, and Tacoma seem like good candidates.

I'm thinking Zelda will end up higher than Super Mario. The only person who was really high on it was Dan, and he was also high on Zelda.

I'm also wondering if Abby is gonna choose Dream Daddy as her last stand. I do think HZD is gonna get on there somewhere over Assassin's Creed. Jeff gave that a 5 star review. My hope is that they don't put Destiny 2 on there to make room for good games. I'm afraid Brad will fight for that one, unfortunately.

1) PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS
2) Super Mario Odyssey
3) Zelda: Breath of the Wild
4) NieR: Automata
5) Cuphead
6) Night in the Woods
7) Destiny 2
8) Horizon
9) Dream Daddy
10) Nioh

+1 to your top 3*

I think NieR is going to be in there at the end.

I don't see AssCreEgypt staying on the list since none of them have actually finished it and Vinny hasn't played at all. No one to keep it on the list.

Horizon might not be on there at all, frankly. No one is in love with it anymore and they mostly all played it a long time ago.

I get the feeling Dan is going to blow the list up by sticking by something terrible.

I also think that Jason might manage to sneak Nioh on there.

*Unless it's Zelda, Mario, PubG. Which it might be.

EDIT: Oh sh*t I forgot Yakuza 0. Ok, blow the whole above list up.

oilypenguin wrote:

EDIT: Oh sh*t I forgot Yakuza 0. Ok, blow the whole above list up.

tuffalobuffalo wrote:
oilypenguin wrote:

EDIT: Oh sh*t I forgot Yakuza 0. Ok, blow the whole above list up.

:)

YUP

IMAGE(http://i.imgur.com/qq1oSjo.gif)

I love Yakuza 0 but Dan hated playing it and seemed confused by the story.

I feel NieR will be on the list but lower due to everyone agreeing that the story goes places but takes a long time to get there and no one enjoyed playing it. Similar to Wolfenstein 2 but a shorter experience that nearly everyone completed. Destiny 2 is greatly enjoyed by all even for only a week. Jeff's telling that he got 60 hours of great fun out of it that the rest of the Beastcast agreed with is a probably a hint. Cuphead could be this years Bastion and rise to the point where it challenges PUBG, Mario, & Zelda but I think Destiny ultimately will be slightly higher.

Vector wrote:

Dan ... seemed confused

FTFEver

Vector wrote:

I love Yakuza 0 but Dan hated playing it and seemed confused by the story.

I could see having a tough time following it fully with three people talking and trying to keep it pacy enough for the audience. There's a lot of reading to be done if you want to follow the story, a lot of mechanical stuff is left unexplained and the minigame content is hard to really engage with if you're trying to keep things tight.
(Also insert the usual anti-Dan arguments here.)

Vector wrote:

I feel NieR will be on the list but lower due to everyone agreeing that the story goes places but takes a long time to get there and no one enjoyed playing it.

I'm also pretty sure it will end up on the list (unlike GWJ's ) As to where, I have no idea, although I agree it'll probably be lower. It may end up a little higher than I'd predict just because I think most of them do have a certain amount of respect for it. Brad left his opinion out on the last Bombcast, so I'm not sure where he falls.

I think NieR and Destiny 2 have me most excited for the discussions just because I have no idea where they'll land.