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On 02/09/2019 at 09:31, Zael said:

Vinny regularly talks about how being a dad has changed how he plays games. Things like not really wanting to play games that require a lot of time to play or aren't friendly to 30 minute sessions. 

 

I remember him saying that's resulted in him gravitating more towards massive open world games, because they're essentially To-Do lists in videogame form.  He was saying he quite happily can sit down and spend half an hour crossing a couple of icons off the map and then close the game.

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12 hours ago, Zael said:

Vinny regularly talks about how being a dad has changed how he plays games. Things like not really wanting to play games that require a lot of time to play or aren't friendly to 30 minute sessions. 

 

<cough>Division 2</cough>

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On 31/08/2019 at 10:51, Novelty Bobble said:

Heave Ho! is genuinely an all time great quick look. 

Crying with laughter here :lol: Classic GB, east coast is :wub:

20 hours ago, idiwa said:

 

<cough>Division 2</cough>

"As a dad I ain't got time for the 20 hour campaign in Yakuza, 30 to 40 if I do side quests - I do however have plenty of time for 300+ hours of Division 2!"

31 minutes ago, Flub said:

Jeff on the Bombcast tonight.

Yes! 

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That said I think as game it holds up incredibly well for its age. It looks really clean and polished, there's all sorts of weird attention to detail in the gameplay and systems that are still really impressive and it's a lot more fun to play than MGS 3 for me. It's interesting to see how it influenced the whole story-driven blockbuster action game style that dominated the market for a long time. And it's fun to watch the GB play through knowing what's coming up. 

 

But if you haven't played it by now I wouldn't say you're hugely missing out watching the Scanlon run instead of playing. The mental story twists, stupid humour and over the top cutscenes and characters are what make that game a weird sort of broken classic. 

 

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Then I feel compelled to add my vote. MGS2 has a fantastic beginning, but soon splutters into a convoluted, self-indulgent and tedious mess. It also falls deeply into that age-old MGS curse of not being able to walk ten feet before being interrupted by the shrill ring of your codec, and 75% of them are conversations that you really didn’t need to hear. 

 

Metal Gear Scanlon is very funny, though. So I’d recommend that. 

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Additionally - I forgot to mention this in my first post but @Garibaldi reminded me - like in the majority of Metal Gear games, most of the time you're watching a cutscene or codec conversation instead of playing the game anyway. Might as well go the whole hog and watch the gameplay bits also :)

 

And Metal Gear Scanlon is hilarious

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4 minutes ago, SweatyTravolta said:

Ugh, Rorie is a thousand times worse than Ben

No. You leave Rorie alone :angry:

 

How can you not love how he suddenly starts talking about having had some good tomato soup a few weeks back, or needing to buy socks but it's become unexpectedly difficult as he keeps accidentally wandering into random orgies.

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Ok, serious answer: Rorie may be weird and ramble on, but he's himself. He's not desperately trying to be funny all the time, which would otherwise make everything he says seem really forced and cringy. If Ben would just be himself on the Bombcast and not so desperately try-hard, he would be perfectly fine also. Still not a good hire because even after all this time he still can't describe even the most basic games in a somewhat coherent manner, but he wouldn't be actively annoying to so many people.

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I know I've complained about Ben a few times before, but listening to this week's Bombcast I'm still astounded what a huge difference his absence makes. After the usual random intro banter, Jeff and Brad are having an informative, insightful, and entertaining chat about Gears 5 with Rorie occasionally asking a useful question. There's nobody interrupting every ten seconds to make a forced pun, the conversation isn't completely derailed every time Jeff tries to explain something, no constant incessant hurring throughout the talk. Breath of fresh air. 

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1 hour ago, Mr. Gerbik said:

Jeff and Brad are having an informative, insightful, and entertaining chat about Gears 5 with Rorie occasionally asking a useful question.

But it's a question that they'd already answered five seconds earlier right? That's the reason I hate Rorie because of all his performances on any live stream. Spends all his time with his head in a laptop just to occasionally ask them to do something in a game they've just done, or play a game they've just finished playing or anything else utterly useless. It's not just because he's checking chat either, he must be browsing porn or buying more alcohol online because other people manage to monitor chat and contribute just fine.

 

Glad to hear he's good on this bombcast though. Such a rare treat after the millennial invasion of late.

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4 hours ago, SweatyTravolta said:

That's the reason I hate Rorie because of all his performances on any live stream. Spends all his time with his head in a laptop just to occasionally ask them to do something in a game they've just done, or play a game they've just finished playing or anything else utterly useless.

 

I love that so much, it's fucking hilarious.  My attention drifts over to him when the rest are talking and I immediately start laughing because you can see from the look on his face that he's on another planet and it's only a matter of time before he pops back to Earth for a check-in

 

 

 

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I like Matt Rorie, Boss of Bosses, because I'm an old man and he reminds me of the good old days. He's a fun live wire when he does appear and it's nice to have a very different personality on the shows. He's a well meaning guy, just very much in his own world and I am all about that. I like seeing him on. But then I also like Ben, so maybe I'm part of the problem here.

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