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We should definitely keep watching it, then. I'm sure it all turns out fine

I wish GB would put more thought into some of their features. This isn't the first time a series has been hindered by lack of forethought.

I had hoped that the format of the series would be Vinny would playing a bunch of XCOM on his own before the feature (like Alex has done) and be a knowledgeable party that could guide them when needed. Instead, he contributes to the lack of knowledge and reinforces bad behavior. Alex should have been in Vinny's role since he clearly is taking it more seriously. It's fun to see people fail when they make an effort to do well, it's not fun to see them fail because they can't be bothered to understand the basics of the game.
When Abby miss-clicks, Vinny shouldn't be immediately blaming the game along with her, but helping her acknowledge that she could have done better.

GB features are great in concept but I feel like they sometimes play too loosely with the execution.

It's the same as in Beast from the East. Dan got frustrated and cranky while Alex was guiding them around and explaining how the game actually worked.

I grew to really dislike Steal my Sunshine. It just wasn't that interesting after a while.

Overall, I'd like to see some more Quick Looks. They've really prioritized features and series over game coverage and, while I like them, I don't feel I get to see as many neat games I used to.

I've really enjoyed every classic adventure/fmv game they've had a feature with.

Vector wrote:

Overall, I'd like to see some more Quick Looks. They've really prioritized features and series over game coverage and, while I like them, I don't feel I get to see as many neat games I used to.

I'd bet part of that is because they have so much more competition to their quick looks in various let's play on streaming services.

bnpederson wrote:
Vector wrote:

Overall, I'd like to see some more Quick Looks. They've really prioritized features and series over game coverage and, while I like them, I don't feel I get to see as many neat games I used to.

I'd bet part of that is because they have so much more competition to their quick looks in various let's play on streaming services.

You're definitely right. I just really only go to GWJ, Giant Bomb, Veloxi, and the Steam page for information on a game.

JeremyK wrote:

I've really enjoyed every classic adventure/fmv game they've had a feature with.

I don't how people feel about This is the Run but I find it to be awesome. It's well thought out, lean, to the point and they really make an effort to learn the game. It's such a contrast in terms of enjoyability to something like Exquisite Corps.

Man, have I got some exquisite corps to catch up on.

While I like a bunch of the series they're doing now, it's almost too much content. I can't keep up.

If you're a subscriber you can test out Giant Bomb TV, a 24/7 stream of giant bomb videos as voted on by the chat. It's only subscriber-only because it's beta but there's premium content available on there.

If you're not a subscriber you can view the YouTube channel it's hosted on but can't chat or vote.

Today's Exquisite Corps episode:

Spoiler:

Good playing from Abby! Even though her and Vinny initially struggled to remember the absolute basics of the game, they eventually got in the groove and did well considering the difficulty of the mission. Props to Abby for taking her time and making good decisions. It was enjoyable to watch.

All Systems Goku continues to be the best. This week, the boys unknowingly recreate the age-old fandom debate vis-à-vis Chi-Chi, with Jeff taking the position that she is the worst and needs to get on board with her husband's world-saving antics, and Dan, displaying a surprising amount of sympathy, correctly infers that she wound up married to Goku as a young and naive woman with no idea of what that would mean for her future life and prospects in real-world terms.

I love this show. So much so that I am willing to forgive it the fact that it periodically comes to a screeching halt as it devolves into twenty minutes of incoherent jibber-jabber about wrestling.

Iridium884 wrote:

Vin's latest tweet

Ruh Roh.

Jesus Christ you gave me a heart attack.

I thought he was leaving GB!

I miss the jibber jabber about wrestling so it's an added bonus for me.

The new episode of Ranking of Fighters was a lot of fun. I'm glad that they've brought this feature back.

I bailed on the DBZ cast. I haven't watched it, and it's impossible to follow that way. It does kind of make me want to watch the show, but I haven't found a source.

Buy it on amazon, there are no other ways to do it.

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Even doing that, there's no way I'm watching that much dragon balls.

hbi2k wrote:

All Systems Goku continues to be the best. This week, the boys unknowingly recreate the age-old fandom debate vis-à-vis Chi-Chi, with Jeff taking the position that she is the worst and needs to get on board with her husband's world-saving antics, and Dan, displaying a surprising amount of sympathy, correctly infers that she wound up married to Goku as a young and naive woman with no idea of what that would mean for her future life and prospects in real-world terms.

It occurred to me (not having seen any DBZ in nigh onto 2 decades) that Chi-Chi is, in some ways, a prototype for many of the conscientious wife characters of the anti-hero era that the Bad Fans got so ugly about...except DBZ considers Chi Chi someone to ridicule.

Liking All Systems Goku, the fighters thing, the sims thing, and Alex or Abby installments of Exquisite Corps. I hope Ben and Abby return to the dating games--it's nice to get a survey of games I wouldn't have seen otherwise. Dan seems to think "I play an old game I am predisposed to like" is a great hook, but not for me.

SpacePPoliceman wrote:

Liking All Systems Goku, the fighters thing, the sims thing, and Alex or Abby installments of Exquisite Corps. I hope Ben and Abby return to the dating games--it's nice to get a survey of games I wouldn't have seen otherwise. Dan seems to think "I play an old game I am predisposed to like" is a great hook, but not for me.

I feel like a bit of it is the whole team realizing Dan works in either a group setting where he can be managed or by himself where he can go off and those who like that watch it.

Dan's at his most infuriating to people who don't like Dan when he's Dan-ing it up and there's no way to stop him. Exquisite Corps is a fantastic/terrible example of that, 13 Deadly sims is an example of Dan being there but not being in control, so it's okay.

SpacePPoliceman wrote:

It occurred to me (not having seen any DBZ in nigh onto 2 decades) that Chi-Chi is, in some ways, a prototype for many of the conscientious wife characters of the anti-hero era that the Bad Fans got so ugly about...except DBZ considers Chi Chi someone to ridicule.

Dan compares her to Skyler White, and it's not a terrible comparison.

Chi-Chi is a LOT more sympathetic when you've seen Dragon Ball. At that point, it's less the character that's ridiculed and more the conventions of the sort of fairy tales her character archetype comes from.

She's the standard princess-as-reward, except that this story keeps going after the happily-ever-after. It's low-key not pretty.

I've never watched Dragon Ball Z but that podcast is fun. I especially like that I don't know, and don't care, if they're bullsh*tting.

I watched it in 1996 or whenever it first aired on Cartoon Network. This is a fun way to revisit without having to axtually dedicate any real time to it.

The recut version of the show has actually moved along pretty well, at least as far as the podcast has covered. I'm having second thoughts once they actually get to Namek, though.

I started catching back up on the Exquisite Corps the past couple of days and just watched Dan's first episode after the holidays. I'd seen comments about Dan doing something frustrating, but I still spent like the first 10-15 minutes screaming at my screen WHAT ARE YOU DOING? It is so frustrating when they make such obvious, glaring mistakes like with the power station or the soldier dismissals. I wonder if it'd be better if they did this live? I wish they'd put these things out more frequently just so we can get to what feels like their inevitable failure sooner.

It's like Abby wanting to stop some mind control in the following episode, only to fire on a different Sectoid, seemingly on purpose.

I changed my mind, I got some Dragon Balls and I'm watching them, and this is some pretty great anime bullsh*t.

Now that Dan's decided he likes this, how do we get him to stream Asura's Wrath? It's exactly this kind of stuff, and would be hilarious.

Chaz wrote:

I changed my mind, I got some Dragon Balls and I'm watching them, and this is some pretty great anime bullsh*t.

Now that Dan's decided he likes this, how do we get him to stream Asura's Wrath? It's exactly this kind of stuff, and would be hilarious.

I don't know but that game needs added to back-compat post-haste.

Dan freaking out on twitter about the Ginyu Force is pretty much exactly what I expected.

That ridiculous sh*t is so him.

Also:

Give that one some time to build up. Laughed till it hurt toward the end.

mother of god.