BRB Boom 29: Because Boobs

It’s time, once again, to put boom in your boom and listen to BRB Boom. This week, Dogsdie, Smelly Pirate and Yoshifett nerd out about achievements, game prices, downloadable games, the deal of the week and other topics that affect today’s gamer.

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  1. Shacks

    Assassin’s Creed was a great game to a point. At the time is was very different from anything else and for that it was very refreshing, but the gameplay lacked a lot. After a couple hours you had done everything the game offered and that made it constantly repetitive.

    Assassin’s Creed II was head and shoulders above the first game, but it wasn’t without problems, mostly that there was literally no replay value. Once you beat the game you could not go back through and play old missions unless you restarted the game, which really sucked. The story in the second game was probably the best of all, I will give it that.

    Brotherhood was the best thus far. The story is well done (Yoshi start paying attention to it), the gameplay was great and the missions were a lot of fun. A lot of the side missions were fun too and there was a lot to do. I didn’t care for the Leonardo missions though, those pretty much sucked. There is a lot of cool outfits to unlock also, including Raiden’s ninja outfit from MGS4.

    I would say the one Assassin’s Creed game you can pass on is Revelations. HERE is a review I wrote for it awhile ago if you care to read it Yoshi. You said you don’t like Altair, so maybe you should play Revelations for that. You play small chunks of his later life after what happens in the first game. It does humanize him a lot more and makes him a better character altogether.

    Yeah, I love the Assassin’s Creed games. sunglasses

     

    Great show guys! thumb

  2. zombiesauerkraut

    I will never buy a full downloadable game because I like having the physical box and disc too much. I never thought of swapping discs as ‘effort’, I actually enjoy having a look at the cover and popping in the disc, feels like a fuller experience, like putting on an LP instead of just pushing the next button on your iPod. Also, my hard drive is too small. What does annoy me is having to uninstall one game, then installing a different game for 10 mins, because if I play straight from the disc my 360 sounds like it’s going to start levitating.

    I’m pretty big on replaying games and getting all the achievements. I thousand-pointed Assassin’s Creed…TWICE! Changed my gamer tag when I moved back State side. So yeah, fun game, but that’s pretty disgusting. Those flags are frickin’ brutal. Keep it up, Yosh.

    Nice-ass Prof. Frink impression :) And From Rape to Murder She Wrote feat. Angela Lansbury lol…I was laughing till you guys reminded me of my own mortality; she used to babysit me. F death AND cancer!

    Great show, guys!

  3. zombiesauerkraut said
    I will never buy a full downloadable game because I like having the physical box and disc too much. I never thought of swapping discs as ‘effort’, I actually enjoy having a look at the cover and popping in the disc, feels like a fuller experience, like putting on an LP instead of just pushing the next button on your iPod. Also, my hard drive is too small. What does annoy me is having to uninstall one game, then installing a different game for 10 mins, because if I play straight from the disc my 360 sounds like it’s going to start levitating.

    I’m pretty big on replaying games and getting all the achievements. I thousand-pointed Assassin’s Creed…TWICE! Changed my gamer tag when I moved back State side. So yeah, fun game, but that’s pretty disgusting. Those flags are frickin’ brutal. Keep it up, Yosh.

    Nice-ass Prof. Frink impression :) And From Rape to Murder She Wrote feat. Angela Lansbury lol…I was laughing till you guys reminded me of my own mortality; she used to babysit me. F death AND cancer!

    Great show, guys!

     

    Wait, Angela Lansbury used to babysit you? This is huge news!

  4. Shacks

    smelly pirate said

    zombiesauerkraut said
    I will never buy a full downloadable game because I like having the physical box and disc too much. I never thought of swapping discs as ‘effort’, I actually enjoy having a look at the cover and popping in the disc, feels like a fuller experience, like putting on an LP instead of just pushing the next button on your iPod. Also, my hard drive is too small. What does annoy me is having to uninstall one game, then installing a different game for 10 mins, because if I play straight from the disc my 360 sounds like it’s going to start levitating.

    I’m pretty big on replaying games and getting all the achievements. I thousand-pointed Assassin’s Creed…TWICE! Changed my gamer tag when I moved back State side. So yeah, fun game, but that’s pretty disgusting. Those flags are frickin’ brutal. Keep it up, Yosh.

    Nice-ass Prof. Frink impression :) And From Rape to Murder She Wrote feat. Angela Lansbury lol…I was laughing till you guys reminded me of my own mortality; she used to babysit me. F death AND cancer!

    Great show, guys!

     

    Wait, Angela Lansbury used to babysit you? This is huge news!

    I think he means the TV was the babysitter. toothysmile

  5. zombiesauerkraut

    LOL I wish! She used to be a fox back in the day! No, I’m afraid Shacks is right. I was just being a dumb-ass, smart-ass…ass, as usual. I am distantly related to Napoleon, if that’s any consolation. Otherwise, sorry to get your hopes up =)

  6. Shacks

    zombiesauerkraut said
    LOL I wish! She used to be a fox back in the day! No, I’m afraid Shacks is right. I was just being a dumb-ass, smart-ass…ass, as usual. I am distantly related to Napoleon, if that’s any consolation. Otherwise, sorry to get your hopes up =)

    Wasn’t he short?

  7. zombiesauerkraut

    They say he was shorter than Dustin Hoffman, but taller than Paul Revere. I’m 5′ 7”, so it could be true…

  8. stingo

    zombiesauerkraut said
    They say he was shorter than Dustin Hoffman, but taller than Paul Revere. I’m 5′ 7”, so it could be true…

    That was after the unfortunate concrete incident. He was 6’2″ before that, and 5’6″ afterward.

  9. zombiesauerkraut

    Well, obviously. The IN-famous concrete mixing incident that ultimately caused the collapse of the First French Empire. A little known fact about Napoleon is that, next to a ruthless warlord, he was also a brilliant sculptor and is accredited with every known bust of his liking except for one. For his last creation he vowed to create a bust that would rival the hugeness of the Great Sphinx. As all busts were traditionally made from clay, Bonaparte faced the issue of finding an oven large enough to fire a thirty ton clay head. It is for this reason that he decided his greatest work would be made entirely out of concrete. Unfortunately, he was thwarted yet again when he realized the viscosity of concrete made it very difficult to mix. After snapping off his favourite horse whip into the mixture, Bonaparte had had enough, and full of hubris conceived that the experience he’d obtained in his younger years as a grape stomper would suffice in taming the foul concoction. But as the saying goes, concrete is thicker than blood, and after a matter of minutes, the first pair of concrete boots was born. Thanks to his superior sculpting skills, Napoleon was quickly able to chisel his legs free. But to his horror, the alkaline quality of the concrete had left his limbs permanently pruned, now popularly known as the phenomenon: pieds de l’empereur. His infliction was not physically debilitating, or even painful, but it looked really, really gross. So Napoleon was left no other choice than to amputate 3/4 of his lower legs, which he did himself, of course, as he was a skilled sculpter. This sudden decrease in height made it impossible for Napoleon to mount his horse without aid, and when his fellow officers fled in fear at the battle of Little Bighorn, Napoleon was hit by an arrow, entering through his left ear and exiting through his right. A sad tale, but one with a strong moral…

  10. zombiesauerkraut said
    Well, obviously. The IN-famous concrete mixing incident that ultimately caused the collapse of the First French Empire. A little known fact about Napoleon is that, next to a ruthless warlord, he was also a brilliant sculptor and is accredited with every known bust of his liking except for one. For his last creation he vowed to create a bust that would rival the hugeness of the Great Sphinx. As all busts were traditionally made from clay, Bonaparte faced the issue of finding an oven large enough to fire a thirty ton clay head. It is for this reason that he decided his greatest work would be made entirely out of concrete. Unfortunately, he was thwarted yet again when he realized the viscosity of concrete made it very difficult to mix. After snapping off his favourite horse whip into the mixture, Bonaparte had had enough, and full of hubris conceived that the experience he’d obtained in his younger years as a grape stomper would suffice in taming the foul concoction. But as the saying goes, concrete is thicker than blood, and after a matter of minutes, the first pair of concrete boots was born. Thanks to his superior sculpting skills, Napoleon was quickly able to chisel his legs free. But to his horror, the alkaline quality of the concrete had left his limbs permanently pruned, now popularly known as the phenomenon: pieds de l’empereur. His infliction was not physically debilitating, or even painful, but it looked really, really gross. So Napoleon was left no other choice than to amputate 3/4 of his lower legs, which he did himself, of course, as he was a skilled sculpter. This sudden decrease in height made it impossible for Napoleon to mount his horse without aid, and when his fellow officers fled in fear at the battle of Little Bighorn, Napoleon was hit by an arrow, entering through his left ear and exiting through his right. A sad tale, but one with a strong moral…

    Sadly, your quest to have the longest “Take-me-out” in Boom history has been…COMPLETELY SUCCESSFUL!

  11. zombiesauerkraut

    lol Cheers! I can’t say that I feel I deserve any praise for simply stating a few historical facts, but at this point in my life, I’ll take what I can get. YOLO! 

  12. stingo

    @zombiesauerkraut Very well played. Kudos!

  13. zombiesauerkraut said
    They say he was shorter than Dustin Hoffman, but taller than Paul Revere. I’m 5′ 7”, so it could be true…

    All this makes me want to hear is a cover of The Beastie Boys “Paul Revere” done by Dustin Hoffman, in the voice of Napoleon.

     

    MAKE IT HAPPEN UNIVERSE!

  14. zombiesauerkraut

    You’re pretty good at impressions, DogsDie. Why don’t you try doing an impression of Dustin Hoffman doing an impression of Napoleon singing Paul Revere? Of course, you’d have to do a French accent, and I wouldn’t wish that upon my worst enemy. Nonetheless, I feel a parody song coming on… =)

  15. zombiesauerkraut said
    You’re pretty good at impressions, DogsDie. Why don’t you try doing an impression of Dustin Hoffman doing an impression of Napoleon singing Paul Revere? Of course, you’d have to do a French accent, and I wouldn’t wish that upon my worst enemy. Nonetheless, I feel a parody song coming on… =)

    Correction: what you feel is actually the first verse of a parody song being written, never finished, and not ever coming near being recorded.

  16. Roburt

    and after that sincere and beautiful real talk… came my dumbass quote.

     

    anyways, this is by far and away the only mormon podcast i listen to

  17. zombiesauerkraut

    smelly pirate said

    Correction: what you feel is actually the first verse of a parody song being written, never finished, and not ever coming near being recorded.

     

    Oh, yeah, you’re right. That is what I’m feeling; inevitable, bitter disappointment yet again at the hands of one DogsDie. What happened to you, man? Yo ass used to be beautiful! (anybody?…quote, anybody?)

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