BRB UK 77: BP Mexican Gulf-Style

With Eurogamer Fever well and truly eviscerated Dan, Tim and Jon return to the real world to talk videogames you can actually play.

This week, we prattle on about:

  • Simply Games being simply crap with PS4 pre-orders
  • Tim bought a Vita…
  • …but he hasn’t played Animal Crossing yet
  • The Steam Controller
  • Nintendo 2DS, examined from afar
  • Knack
  • Dying Light
  • GTA Online isn’t really living up to the name

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  1. I’m in agreement that Dan needs a wrestling style theme tune, may I suggest Rule Britannia on a Kazoo? 

    The barrel design in the GTA crew is beyond amazing, got one on my guy too. The character creation system in GTA Online is pretty pants, what’s wrong with having some menus and sliders instead of an inherited features system? I actually love having the option of character creation in games, I probably spend more time making wrestlers in WWE games than I do playing matches.

    As sad as I am for not being Phenomenal any more, I love being part of BRB barrelbigsmilebarrel

  2. Aurochs

    Great episode, thanks guys; everyone was on form for this one. Also possibly the smoothest segue in podcasting history from Jon!

    GTA online is still amazing when it works, but there are just so many tiny little annoyances that do their best to break your enjoyment. Like the bizarre pulling you out of the world to start a mission, even if you’re the only person there, or half of the time after a mission when you vote to return to freemode it will split a team up into random sessions, stuff like that. It’s still a truly great game and a lot of fun, and I imagine they’ll keep adding content for a while so hopefully it has a lot of playability!
    (and who should I bother for an invite to the BRB crew?)

    Also, yay closest guess. Dan’s tirade at the end may have messed up the counting :p

  3. teppischfresser

    My name means something different today, so I’m careful about explaining the meaning. I am going to tell you what it means, then give the explanation. Carpet Eater.

    Hitler was known to have many mental breakdowns, especially as Allies moved ever closer to Berlin. In one of his tirades he actually through himself onto the floor and began chewing the carpet. Many Nazis began to refer to Hitler as ‘Teppichfresser’ behind his back. Here is a quote from the Rise and Fall of the Third Reich:

    “Hitler was in a highly nervous state. On the morning of the twenty-second [of September 1938] I was having breakfast on the terrace of the Hotel Dressen, where the talks were to take place, when Hitler strode past on his way down to the riverbank to inspect his yacht. He seemed to have a peculiar tic. Every few steps he cocked his right shoulder nervously, his left leg snapping up as he did so. He had ugly, black patches under his eyes. He seemed to be, as I noted in my diary [Berlin Dairy] that evening, on the edge of a nervous breakdown.

    “Teppichfresser!” muttered my German companion, an editor who secretly despised the Nazis. And he explained that Hitler had been in such a maniacal mood over the Czechs the last few days that on more than one occasion he had lost control of himself completely, hurling himself to the floor and chewing the edge of the carpet. Hence the term “carpet eater.” The evening before, while talking with some of the party leaders at the Dreesen, I had heard the expression applied to the Fuehrer — in whispers, of course.”

  4. teppischfresser said
    Carpet Eater.

    on more than one occasion he had lost control of himself completely, hurling himself to the floor and chewing the edge of the carpet.

     …Likely story… hmmm

     

     

    winky2

  5. steroidtulip

    Great show chaps . GTAV online is flawed but still fun . Can’t believe Dan didn’t even snigger when he said , ” a theme tune for entering the ring “. Standards are slipping !!!

  6. steroidtulip

    Just joined the BRB crew on GTA  . Westside blood !

  7. Ridcullys Hat

    Sorry haven’t been around for a bit chaps, having a family crisis and been tied up in medical matters. Great cast as always and on the subject of GTA online, I’ve had no end of trouble with that damned game. Only managed to get on at the weekend. Since then however its been all good and with the little bonus rockstar are giving us it’s not bad. Gameplay wise I’m enjoying it as well but not alot of people I know are playing so I end up driving about dodging bullets and idiots that think its funny to start fights randomly. Still fun running them over though.

  8. Ridcullys Hat said
    Sorry haven’t been around for a bit chaps…

    I genuinely wondered where you’d gone, hope everything’s okay?

  9. Ricardo Kirkabon

    Jon’s right, most of science is just magnets. 

  10. Ricardo Kirkabon

    “Jon’s right” there’s a curious turn of phrase…

  11. I am very sorry to hear that Ridcullys Hat. I hope that all works out for the best and a measure of the person that you are that you mind turns towards helping others as a result. A pleasure to have you as part of the BRB community, sir.happy

  12. Tim said
    I am very sorry to hear that Ridcullys Hat. I hope that all works out for the best and a measure of the person that you are that you mind turns towards helping others as a result. A pleasure to have you as part of the BRB community, sir.happy

    Hear hear thumb

  13. Dangerous Brian

    Great show people, keep it up! *snigger*

     

    Coleman said

    I’m in agreement that Dan needs a wrestling style theme tune, may I suggest Rule Britannia on a Kazoo?

    You may suggest it, someone get on this quick!

    As sad as I am for not being Phenomenal any more, I love being part of BRB barrelbigsmilebarrel

    Congrats, by the way!

     

    richardkirke said
    “Jon’s right” there’s a curious turn of phrase…

     

    He actually is too, that’s the most curious part…

     

    Ridcullys Hat said
    Sorry haven’t been around for a bit chaps, having a family crisis and been tied up in medical matters.

    Sorry to hear that dude, hope it all works out.

  14. Dangerous Brian said

    Coleman said

    I’m in agreement that Dan needs a wrestling style theme tune, may I suggest Rule Britannia on a Kazoo?

     

    You may suggest it, someone get on this quick!

     

    I’m on it! winky2

     

     

  15. bigandy18

    Hey guys, great podcast again!

    Only problem with it is you mentioned Brink!! That game!!!! My girlfriend and I waited around 6 months for this new immersive first person experience. She bought it for my birthday and I was up at 6am delighted to get my teeth into this new experience and then Brink happened…. We played it for a grand total of an hour and had it traded in by 10am. Probably the biggest let down I’ve experienced in my time as a gamer.

  16. steroidtulip

    Been playing GTA V  for a few days now . I get robbed , beaten up and my car keeps getting nicked . I can walk out my own front door for all that !!!!bigsmile

  17. Ridcullys Hat said
    You can set your car to only people on your friends list or crew etc….

    I only figured that out last night, I could have saved so much time not getting my car stolen and having to break it out of the impound. angry

  18. Ridcullys Hat

    Ridcullys Hat said You can set your car to only people on your friends list or crew etc…. I only figured that out last night, I could have saved so much time not getting my car stolen and having to break it out of the impound. 

     

    I’ve only had to get mine out of impound once but that’s because I left it somewhere stupid. Didn’t mind getting it back though, just climbed the wall and shot off. Blowing it up for fun was alot more difficult. Ended up with more carnage than a termintaor movie and a load of plod after me. Still, its always fun diving into a bush and watching them walk past me.thumb

  19. Ridcullys Hat

    Why did my quote go random? I really should stick with medical stuff and avoid any technology.

  20. steroidtulip

    I stole a chopper , no stars !Fantastic I think . Fly to a store to do it over . Step out , run over ; B\*stard flew off in it . Moments like that make online brilliant !

  21. I met up with a bunch of friends and we thought we’d go rob a store. four of us in the store acting casual with this intention of all pulling out weapons at the same time. just then some random runs in with a shotgun and shouts “YOLO MOTHER F’ER”, shots the clerk and runs away leaving us to deal with the police. Has to be my favourite random moment yet. 

  22. Ridcullys Hat

    I met up with a bunch of friends and we thought we’d go rob a store. four of us in the store acting casual with this intention of all pulling out weapons at the same time. just then some random runs in with a shotgun and shouts “YOLO MOTHER F’ER”, shots the clerk and runs away leaving us to deal with the police. Has to be my favourite random moment yet. 

     

    I was trying to show a friend how to rob a store and as the clerk is about to start emptying a register, my friend decided to shoot at the clerk. All normal yes? Nope! The clerk runs out the back and my friend chased him, kills him and doesn’t realise that we have to law bearing down on us. I scarper as I have no idea where he’s gone and grab the nearest car as ours is riddled with bullets and is smoking. About 5 minutes later, my mate turns up in an infernus and we go for a drive in the mountains. Where I hide in bushes and he tries taking on a 4 star level of badass plod. I survive and tell him to at least let the clerk empty the till before going Tarantino.

  23. Ridcullys Hat said
    I met up with a bunch of friends and we thought we’d go rob a store. four of us in the store acting casual with this intention of all pulling out weapons at the same time. just then some random runs in with a shotgun and shouts “YOLO MOTHER F’ER”, shots the clerk and runs away leaving us to deal with the police. Has to be my favourite random moment yet. 

    Thor damn I wish I had more time to play online. Stupid responsibilities, getting in the way of game time. angry

  24. Ridcullys Hat

    I’m looking forward to going back to responsibilty soon. Mainly as I’m now walking about the town thinking about how I can carjack the nearest car and how to get away. I’m playing way too much gta.hmmm

  25. Ridcullys Hat said
    …I’m playing way too much gta.hmmm

    We should start a GTA Online specific thread if it’s not already on here, ‘Tales from Los Santos’

  26. Ridcullys Hat

    Ridcullys Hat said …I’m playing way too much gta. We should start a GTA Online specific thread if it’s not already on here, ‘Tales from Los Santos’

     

    Sounds like a plan

  27. steroidtulip

    who else is in the BRB crew ?

  28. Ridcullys Hat

    You’ve probably seen me chipping about. I get on when I can though, mainly when the little ones are settled in bed.

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