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Giant Bombcast 12-01-2009

by Derek Lavigne in GamesDecember 2nd, 2009 @ 12:59 am

Giant BombcastWith Brad out of the office, site designer Dave Snider sits in on the podcast this week. A recap of the holiday break takes up the first part of the show with tales of food and holiday events. Assassin’s Creed 2 has been on the docket for many of the GB staff and Vinny took the time with family to throw in some old games like Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter 2.

Talk then turns to the month of December being slow on the new achievements and what everyone’s plans were on catching up on missed titles. Jeff mentions Ratchet & Clank: A Crack In Time is at the top of his list as well as possibly finding time to give Demon’s Souls another shot. Ryan hopes to get into Left 4 Dead 2, which the other guys recommend he does as soon as he can.

News of the World mentions the recent announcements of Mercs Inc. and Final Fight: Double Impact, the latter of which leads down a rabbit hole of discussions on Metro City mayor Mike Haggar. The guys then take a couple minutes to stop and laugh about the absurdity of the King of Fighters movie trailer and the upcoming Avatar movie  New releases and emails close out the show as per usual.

Covered games and topics: Turkey, 2012, Assassin’s Creed 2, GRAW 2, Ratchet & Clank, Mike Haggar, Demon’s Souls, Maggie Q, blue people.

All the tryptophan and cheese-covered car keys in the world can’t stop us from going on about cursing at the end of the world, Assassin’s Creed II, underestimating kids, Dragon Age: Origins, and the bittersweet return of Metro City mayor Mike Haggar.

Runtime – 2:12:04

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6 Responses to Giant Bombcast 12-01-2009

  1. TJ' says:

    This podcast was probably the most achievement talked podcast I've ever heard. I enjoy achievements/trophies but they are pretty much useless.

    • Ross Adams says:

      With achievements I'm not really bothered about the points/score but the challenge some of them represent is something I really enjoy. I think Crackdown is one of the best example., It had some really inventive achievements the encouraged you to go out of your way and experiement with the sandbox of the game.

  2. Kire PDX says:

    TJ – I think of achievement scores more in terms of ranges. If I get a friend invite from someone that has less than 6K, that tells me something about their experience (if not necessarily their skill). Also, if they have something between 6K and maybe 25K, that's a range comparable to me. Above that, then it's probably someone more serious about gaming.

    This is definitely not a definitive kind of ranking, but the gamer score can be a quick shorthand for someone's level of interest.

    I'm still having a hard time figuring out how to measure trophies. I feel like my achievement score more accurately represents my gaming interest than my trophies do, if only because almost every 360 game I've played is represented, whereas most of the PS3 games actually aren't.

    Ultimately, though, you're right, the browser history is more informative than either of them. They just both serve as quick assessments.

  3. TJ' says:

    I guess Im not a fan of listening to how many useless points these guys get I guess. My fear is people playing Terminator:Salvation for the easy points/trophies instead if an original awesome game like Demon's soul!

  4. JonCole says:

    I have obtained 1000 gamerscore in Terminator: Salvation and I haven't played Demon's Souls. Be afraid.

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