BRB Boom 49: Swamp Nuts

It’s time, once again, to put boom in your boom and listen to BRB Boom. Boom. This week, Yoshifett has ventured into the Dirty Deep South to join his brother from another (Mormon) momma, Smelly Pirate to reminisce about old times, baboons in heat, watersliding thugs, playing next-gen consoles in a cabin in a wood, The Last of Us and a whole lot more.

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  1. ThaJM

    Perfect song to compliment the first half of the show:

    Btw, i’m picturing the two of you recording this episode on a bunk bed. I can only hope my friendships last as long as the one between the two of you!

  2. sheezcrafty

    Sony fan person here, willing and able to rant like a fool. The reason why the reviews for The Last of Us are “vague” is the same reason why reviewers couldn’t say why Spec:Ops The Line was so brilliant. Revealing the things that make the game amazing would be a disservice.

    I’m about 4 hours into The Last of Us, and I can see that each person’s play through will be very different. The reviewers probably felt that the game will be a very unique experience for everyone. So saying “The game is great because……” , well it’s arrogance.

    With me the game has me 100% committed to seeing it through to the end, and it’s not going to be pleasant, it’s probably going to be heart wrenching, but like being caught in an apocalypse you have to go on. That’s what this game is saying. The world says “Quit, there’s no way out, you’re beaten, give up.” That’s not what humans are, we keep going even though all evidence says that we’re not going to win. Whether that’s a good thing or a bad thing, who knows.

    Hope you guys give it a chance.

    Good cast as usual. I always get the impression that the real fun happens on Twitter, I don’t play that tune. Hence my comment laziness.

  3. OzMudbone

    Keep the show alive 🙂 still listening to every episode. Ily x

  4. Brooksy068

    I thought I would let you know about the charter school. Below is a definition i found. It might be able to explain it better than i can. After that i’ll give you my thoughts on the whole thing.

    charter schools are primaryor secondary schools that receive public money (and may, like other schools, also receive privatedonations). They are subject to some of the rules, regulations, and statutes that apply to otherpublic schools, but generally have more flexibility than traditional public schools. Charter schools are expected to produce certain results, set forth in each school’s charter. Charter schools are attended by choice. In exchange for flexibility, charter schools receive less funding than public schools in the same area – typically, they receive only ‘head’ funds (a certain amount per student) and do not receive any facilities funding which typically pays for a public school’s maintenance and janitorial needs. Although charter schools provide an alternative to other public schools, they are part of the public education system and are not allowed to chargetuition. Where enrollment in a charter school is oversubscribed, admission is frequently allocated by lottery-based admissions systems. However, the lottery is open to all students.

    Now I’m not sure what it like outside of the metro Detroit area but around here there arnt many charter schools in the suburbs. The Detroit public school system is broken as well as the Pontiac public schools. People think these charter schools are the answer…but they’re not. The ones ive seen have horrible turn over rates for the teachers and the students tell the teachers to F off every day with no consequence.
    I’m going to get political for a second. These charter schools tale kids out of the public schools so the public schools don’t make the money they need because of decreased enrollment. The public schools lose money and theyhave to lay off teachers and close the schools in some cases. Charter schools are also non union. In my opinion I think its a way for the republicians to break the teachers union. Our wonderful governer just signed a bill allowing for many more charter schools to open in michigan. The really bad thing is the only schools hiring right now are charter schools.
    Anyway…sorry for my rant. Hopefully I don’t get too many haters. That was a good show but I was unclear if there was any taint bumping going on

  5. shrink

    Love the show.

    Don’t stop recording. Ever.

    I typically save this podcast for when I have a stressful day on tap, because no matter the topic, ya’ll are stupid funny and my mood is lifted.

  6. zxqueb

    I’ve been listening to you guys since early Brown, but haven’t really bothered to make an account and post on the forums. Tonight I wanted to do so for two reasons. First, to let you know that I have really enjoyed your show. You three have great chemistry and amuse me on my drive to or from work. Thanks for that!

    Second, Yoshi’s comment on used games and entitlement… I don’t think it’s a particularly entitled attitude to believe that you should be allowed to sell or buy your games. I guess I was particularly put off by the comment “oh well, I guess you can’t buy it.” If I want to buy a car, but can’t afford a new one, I can go and buy someone’s used one while they upgrade to a new one. And if I have a car and want to trade it in to help to finance the next car I buy, I trade it in or sell it to someone else. Why video game publishers feel that they are outside this sort of commerce is sort of beyond me. Personally, I tend to buy most of my games new, but I offset the cost by selling those games I have finished with for someone else to enjoy.

    At any rate, keep up the good work on the show, guys! You have something special here.


  7. ThaJM

    Reading through the previous comments about used games i’d like to chime in as a gamer who mostly buys used games. I believe the sales of used games indirectly support sales of new games.

    I’d say that most gamers would prefer to buy their games at the moment of release. However, some gamers might not be able to sustain regular purchase of new games at release. That’s where the used market comes in. After playing through the game, the gamer has the option of selling it over to another gamer. At this point a few things happen:

    1. The 1st hand purchaser has recouped a portion of his money that could potentially be used to purchase another game.

    2. The 2nd hand purchaser gets the game at a price he feels more comfortable with.

    3. The game gets more exposure.

    Now the issue in my eyes is that the 2nd hand purchaser is more likely to continue buying used games instead of ever buying a game 1st hand. The exception of course are multiplayer games, which is why those games seem to have sales figures head and shoulders above single player only games.

    The developers and publishers should instill the importance of first hand at release sales to more gamers. I find that most gamers don’t take into account how much those purchases influence the gaming industry.

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