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Giant Bomb discusses the latest video game news and new releases, taste-test questionable beverages, and get wildly off-topic in this weekly podcast.
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We all ponder lucrative careers as Fortnite players and/or makeup influencers before instead discussing the ESA's turmoil and the future of E3, additional time with Rage 2, Oculus Quest, more Mario Maker, and the fate of Jean-Luc Cougar.
This week we dive into Rage 2's vaguely pink wasteland, Mordhau's medieval kombat, loot box legislation, Tetris downloads, the new Ghost Recon, the old Final Fantasy, that jerk Bulbasaur, and what makes a hoodie a hoodie.
It's a little slow on the new games dropping front but we talk about Ben and Jan's trip to the movies, what's legal in Denver, Xbox's Community Standards, the Video Game Hall of Fame, and more!
MK11 continues to dominate the office, but we also mix in Forager, the latest spate of video game labor issues, Mario styli, cartridge fetishism, controller evolution, Steven Tyler's knife, and... that trailer.
We've really got Mortal Kombat on the brain this week, but we also make time for Steamworld Quest, Iron Man VR, the latest pre-E3 console news, strangers in hotel rooms, influencer influencers, and the mysterious case of the flying crab.
Sony details the next PlayStation out of nowhere and it isn't even the most contentious topic of the week! Respawn's Star Wars, Janina Gavankar's Horizon leak, genuine Sanwa parts: this podcast has it all.
After the requisite Wrestlemania wrap-up, we drive dangerously, test our falconry skills, hit max level in D.C., go to MiSTer school, ponder the Smurf reproductive system, and listen to one very special Soundcloud.
With PAX in the rearview mirror, we get serious about E3 speculation and the future of game consoles and streaming, then even more serious about Power Rangers, then even MORE serious about owning a Dig Dug machine.
This week we die more than twice in Sekiro, pop back into The Division 2, and play more of BaBa Is You. We also share stories about Jan's time on a farm, whether or not Jason's eye is fine, and fondly remember "YOUR SOUL IS MINE".
Google finally takes the lid off Stadia, its streaming platform, and we're excited and terrified. Also: MK11, BaBa Is You, Hypnospace Outlaw, chameleons, a ranking of chips, super cocaine, and Rich Gallup!
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Comments (71)

Louis Aurig

More and more people ask every year for the ESA to handle loot boxes. No one wants the government to intervene, but the industry isn't giving them a choice. Video game companies have been scamming people, and ignoring cries for a fix. Video game companies are destroying the gaming company. They had their chance to stop the flood, but refused. Soon, we're all going to be underwater.

May 22nd
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Cowardlyboot

I've tried but I just can't tolerate the sound of Ben Pack swallowing air.

May 19th
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Andrew Mowbray

Man do I love me some Wil Smith

May 15th
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Jeremy Seal

Rage 2. The worlds most okay-ish game.

May 15th
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Jeremy Seal

Titanfall 2's multiplayer is still great. What is that dude talking about?

May 11th
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Louis Aurig

They're going to fix Sonic, and it'll bomb just as hard as it would before.

May 8th
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Coyle Edmondson

mortal combat discussion part 2

May 2nd
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Jeremy Seal

I'm a republican who loves the environment. Rolling coal is really stupid, but rednecks usually do stupid crap.

May 1st
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Louis Aurig

I was poor, and only ever had the 3 button controller for Genesis. I thought the 6 button was rare.

Apr 3rd
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Louis Aurig

Reach did not have Halo 3s multiplayer. that's ODST.

Mar 20th
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Jeremy Seal

Don't wear Crocs in that disgusting city. There's no telling what you step in on a daily basis.

Mar 14th
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George Williams

Lmao he wouldn't say the most disappointing list. So salty

Jan 25th
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George Williams

George Williams Also you're expected to slog through Rd2 but mhw nah fuck that game

Jan 25th
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macade vineyard

while I like to shoot things in video games too. I do think games can be more then just blowing shit up.

Jan 24th
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Elliott Smith

idk if it's just me but I feel like a lot of game journalists are starting to become more and more worried about violence in games. It's just stupid fun.

Jan 23rd
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Louis Aurig

They DID have a dance competition for Fortnite!!

Jan 21st
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Elliott Smith

Borderlands 2 VR has walk controls. You don't have to teleport. This is the same issue the IGN reviewer had when he didn't even look into the options screen. Come on, guys.

Jan 15th
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The Guy

I enjoyed the vast majority of this ep guys, thanks but have a few concerns. My major gripe with this episode was Abby, sorry Abby. She had many flawed views on games, especially her arguments on why GoW being sexist/misogynist. I mean these views are just...off the mark shall we say. Quite insulting to the devs, really. Also, what seemed to shine through is that the team don't spend enough time playing games to appreciate them, in order to give objective, full reviews. Overall, did enjoy the debates.

Jan 14th
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Abraham De La Rosa

"why you thought they were going to deliver what you wanted when what you wanted was completely different then what they delivered in the previous game in the series " that is how I feel about every triple a sequel you've ever discussed. Why does this apply to red dead but not every other sequel.

Jan 10th
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Elliott Smith

Like it or not, but the fact that they were so negative about Fortnite for on going game is crazy. It's been the biggest game of the entire year and the devs are supporting it better than any game out there right now. Sad that the " it's cool to hate fortnite " made it's way into this podcast.

Jan 10th
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Zach Snader

Elliott Smith This straight up did not happen. If anything they were bullish on Fortnite and the support it gets from Epic. Even Jeff was onboard with Fortnite as a top choice. 🤔

Jan 15th
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Abraham De La Rosa

, I wish Abby would have fought harder for The Sims there were very clear arguments against destiny but no one really made an argument against The Sims. There just weren't additional Arguments for it coming from other people but Abby's Arguments for it were brilliant. The Sims should have been on the top three

Jan 10th
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