Podquisition 52: Round The Twist

It’s Jimdependence Day! To celebrate a full year of The Jimquisition going independent, you’ve got a full extra episode of Podquisition to enjoy.

It’s got sexual tension with CPR dummies, it’s got stories, it’s got singing, it’s got references to old 90s kids shows! It’s everything you want and more.

We dedicate the episode entirely to questions from YOU, the listener, and boy did it lead to one heck of a fun show.

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Rikeus
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Rikeus

Huh, I had no idea Round the Twist was even known outside of Australia. One of my favorite shows growing up

Maddy
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Maddy

As things I did in-game that made me uncomfortable…most of Spec Ops: The Line, especially the “Open Fire” ending.

Ran Yakumo
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Ran Yakumo

I know that feel, the first time i played it to the end i straight up shot myself.

Erokoneko (scritty)
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Erokoneko (scritty)

Goddamnit Gavin, now i need to clean my keyboard again D:<

Leon the Brave
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Leon the Brave

Oooooohh, ffffffuck yes! Every single book in TES wound make a fantastic anthology! 😀

Jesse Young
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Jesse Young

Yes! A Round The Twist reference!

Used to love watching that show when I was younger!

PanelHopper
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PanelHopper

On the subject of gaming moments that made me uncomfortable: the final 10 mins of The Last of Us. When Joel made his final choices, including some of the people he kills, I literally said out loud: “no Joel, you’re wrong” and refused to fire for a few minutes…I still finished the game, because I wanted to see the ending but it made my skin crawl.

Kra
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Kra

I must say I greatly enjoy Gavins musical interludes. He should have his own segment, musical interlude, in which he could sing about games he was playing. (I’m sorry for suggesting more work for Gavin, I know it’s not easy to play/create music, but if it was possible…)

FiachSidhe
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FiachSidhe

I love Round the Twist!

Mr. Figgles
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Mr. Figgles

I think the last time I got goose bumps from a game was in Bioshock Infinite when you get in the elevator at the very beginning and it flys up to Columbia with the music playing

Gwyon Bach
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Gwyon Bach

Yes, Australia is listening, and Gav just made us all orgasm 🙂

Mr. Figgles
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Mr. Figgles

It’s midnight, drinking a beer, listening to this extra podquisition, and downloading Dragon Quest Heroes (new Jimquisition finally got me to get the damn thing).

Mr. Figgles
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Mr. Figgles

Ghost possessed real dolls are the best

Mr. Figgles
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Mr. Figgles

I have to agree with Gavin on Gears of War being the best game to eat. Once again he proves to be the best part of this pod cast (and not just because he looks kinda like a younger Robert Carlyle). I now have started listening to more Kate Bush because of him.

Asari
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Asari
Is it bad that I had an idea for a movie about Jim? I really wanted to share it, but I didn’t know where to. The character “Jim Sterling” rises to power, taking over video game journalism, media, and eventually a nation until he becomes the thing he once hated and decides to fake his own death and take his operations underground to develop (here’s the twist) “Fistshark Marketing” with all the money he still had. His son, Jim Sterling Jr., works there and he has to hide from him since he is with the other upper management because he… Read more »
Drake Sigar
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I’m an
insane eccentric millionaire and wish to fund this project. Who’s going to play
Jim Sterling Jr?

Asari
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Asari
Well here’s the interesting thing: Jim Sterling Sr. would be in all the promotional material and there wouldn’t be any indication of Jim Sterling Jr. But after the twist, Jim Sterlling Jr. would be Jim Fucking Sterling in the flesh and shock the audience with his appearance, thinking that Jim Sterling Sr. was supposed to be the archetype or representation of him instead of his missing and presumably dead father. Like, just imagine people watching in the theaters when “Jim Sterling” closes a door after making a deal to start funding a marketing firm in Boston. And then BAM! A… Read more »
Rupert Jelley
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Rupert Jelley

Which videogame would you eat is a lot like BBC Fighting Talk’s ‘Sportspeople as Biscuits’ question. Gavin’s answer wins, btw!

Dave Dogge
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Dave Dogge

I miss Rick Mayall when I first watched The Young Ones I laughed so hard I was in physical pain even well after the show was over it made me laugh. Just a word on internet radio novels / plays / serialized radio plays call them what you will.. Wormwood (Cthulu like set in a small American town) and We’re Alive (zombies in the USA) are both truly excellent.

Drake Sigar
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Could never quite get into The Young Ones. Bottom was my god. Cheese & Onion flavoured condoms for the win.

Lisette Baxter
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Lisette Baxter
It’s difficult to explain to the generations that came after Gen X just how different & influential those UK alternative comedians like Mayall & Alexei Sayle were from comedy of the previous decade. I was born in 1967, and as a kid in the 1970s, comedians on tv were very much in the Tommy Cooper mould; the older white bloke telling ‘mother-in-law’ jokes & appearing on Morecombe & Wise. Apart from Monty Python, there weren’t a lot of comedians who rejected the sexist, racist tropes that seemed to be the stable of stand-up comedy. Then the 80s happened & suddenly… Read more »
David Sayers
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David Sayers

Happy Jimdependence Day! Keep the smiles comin’! 😀

I have a question: It’s been a recurring subject on this podcast how terrified Laura is of her mother finding out about some of her more ‘out there’ content, so to Jim and Gavin, is there any work that you put out there online that you would never, in a million years, want your closest friends, family or significant others to see?

Sophie
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Sophie

I really enjoy the Ico and Bioshock novels.

Congrats on a year! I look forward to many more. 🙂

sillyskeleton
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sillyskeleton

There’s an Ico novel?? I’d be really interested in reading that.

Sophie
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Sophie
sillyskeleton
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sillyskeleton

*gasp!* I’m soooo getting that!!

Forrest Kayssen
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Forrest Kayssen

I’d have to say the last thing that gave me goosebumps was when you (Redacted) in Undertale, reload your save to change the past, and then have (Redacted) tell you that they are fully aware that that all just happened. I just know we’re going to get a whole load of games that use similar meta references in the future, and I will love to see it done well. It certainly affected how I did everything else in Undertale.

Geekhobby
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Geekhobby

I feel like Christmas came early–an extra Jimquisition and podquisition!? Sweet

Huttj509
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Huttj509
Something I think really helped for me for Kid Icarus, well, i’m a lefty. Any game with a stylus, first thing I do is look for control options. KI:U has LOADS of control customization! You can put almost any control anywhere! I found it VERY easy to find a control scheme that worked for me (I go no-stylus in that game, something like move-stick, aim XABY, shoot R). I’m not sure I’ve seen that level of control options since Goldeneye, and these weren’t hidden behind silly names that told you nothing about the controls or how it assumed you’d hold… Read more »
Rafael R Piñero
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The last scene that gave me goosebumps? The ending of the main quest of Skyrim. And the end of the Tuchanka level in ME3.

JVF
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JVF

I’d recommend reading the Witcher books, I thought they were really quite good. Though not all of them have official English translations yet, but the fan translations aren’t bad at all.
However English isn’t my first language so don’t take my word on that.

GloatingSwine
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GloatingSwine

The two short story collections and the first three of the “main” plot are out now.

Sadly, the translation of the first two that were released (The Last Wish and Blood of Elves) isn’t very good, it doesn’t preserve the wit or snark of the dialogue which is one of the things Sapkowski is known for. The more recent translations are much better though.

JVF
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JVF

Good to have a more educated opinion on this, thanks!

Dylan Courtney
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Dylan Courtney

burning a bible isnt a good way to go about a exorcism, but i like how your mind went bible=burn

CCV
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CCV

Congrats on the first year of independence. Here’s to the future.

And god said, Let there be Jim! And he was good.

JVF
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JVF

That round the twist theme by Gavin though.

Vohaul86
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Vohaul86

Yeah, almost got a nostalgic tear in my eye. 20+ years when I saw the series last time and heard that song? (Last time this happened when hearing BBC’s Eyewitness’ theme a couple of years ago.)

Alex Wheatley
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Alex Wheatley

Happy Jimdependence Day, everyone!
A year of awesome work, Jim. Don’t ever stop.