Podquisition Episode 101: Red Dead Erection (aka Grimer’s Pisslips)

On a rip-roarin’ episode of Podquisition, we discuss Red Dead Redemption 2 and the disappearance of clever naming conventions.

Also, we chat more Mafia III, more Pokermans, and more other stuff. I know there’s other stuff. I can’t remember any of it.

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George
Guest
George

All of the talk of controllers and shooting and being too big for your hands…Its a bit saucy.

Spurious K
Guest
Spurious K

I really have to disagree with both Jim and Laura this week on a critical issue:

Mr. Blobby was not a man in a suit.
Mr. Blobby was The Great Satan bound into physical form and unleashed on the British peoples in the name of light entertainment.

His destructive fury and horrific screaming could not adequately ascribed to a mere man in a suit.

Terriosaurus Hex
Guest
Terriosaurus Hex
Spurious K
Guest
Spurious K

Seriously just look at him, that thing is not in any way human. Why the BBC thought they should release him on to an unsuspecting world is just baffling. Though it was 1992, the same year Tori Amos… OH SHI-

Michael Alexander Seiler
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Michael Alexander Seiler

You gotta watch out, next thing you know you´re in a dark cellar with a wall full of black and white photos connected with threads and circled with red marker.

Thomas Hayes
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Thomas Hayes

It was a simpler time.

Chicken008
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Chicken008

The problem with Red Dead Redemption 2’s name is that it implys that it is a sequel, which is silly if you played the first game. Red Dead R______ would be best.

And I’m pretty sure Pokemon’s hidden stats aren’t hidden any more.

CaitSeith
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CaitSeith

Some still are. There are two types of hidden stats. One now can be seen in an in-game graph, but the other still is hidden.

sillyskeleton
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sillyskeleton

I don’t see the big deal, personally. Red Dead Redemption is the name people identify the franchise with, just as Grand Theft Auto represents its own series.
No one expects a new GTA to tie directly into the previous game, so why not do the same with RDR?

Chicken008
Guest
Chicken008

This name would be the equivalent of calling a GTA game “Grand Theft Auto Vice City 2”.
The franchise is called “Read Dead” and they specifically chose Redemption to make a sequel to.

Terriosaurus Hex
Guest
Terriosaurus Hex

J…I am disappoint. You allow all manner of images and words posted. But disallowed my Mr Blobby image post. I am confused. Why? Did I do image wrong?

Wolfie
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Wolfie

It might have to do with the automated system he has in place, maybe. I know it hates links.

Anton
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Anton

You can upload images, though.

Terriosaurus Hex
Guest
Terriosaurus Hex

Oh, wait…I think I got it now, thanks! 😉

Wolfie
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Wolfie

Prymula. Real talk? Was it necessary to post a whole bunch of rapid-fire posts? Just sayin.

Anton
Guest
Anton

It’s real-time reaction jurnalizm.

Michael Prymula
Guest

classic moron

Michael Prymula
Guest

I prefer several smaller posts as opposed to one really long post mentioning everything said in the podcast that I wanted to address.

Lies That Bind
Guest
Lies That Bind

It’s pretty inconsiderate to everyone else

Michael Prymula
Guest

not really no.

InfamousDS
Guest
InfamousDS

Yes, it actually is. This isn’t Twitter, condense your thoughts first.

Michael Prymula
Guest

you’re not a mod, quit acting like one dumbfuck.

Lies That Bind
Guest
Lies That Bind

You don’t have to be a mod to tell people why you shouldn’t make a wall of text on a comments thread and then act like a child when they do like theyre the ones being the asshole.

Michael Prymula
Guest

dumb motherfucker, you’re the asshole and child here.

InfamousDS
Guest
InfamousDS

If I was a mod, I would have deleted your posts as spam and not complained in response. I would have also banned you by now for your uncivil behavior toward others whenever they provide any opinion which does not 100% exactly match your own.

SilentPony
Guest
SilentPony

Uh who we talking about? I’m confused. Who’s Prymula? ’cause it sounds like a fire monkey pokemon…

Wolfie
Guest
Wolfie

The Artist Formerly Known as Diamond.

SilentPony
Guest
SilentPony

aww so its not a firemonkey…

Anton
Guest
Anton

Well… maybe. We don’t know he’s not.

Michael Prymula
Guest

I like to put anyone in room 101 who unironically uses stupid fucking terms like “SJW”, “White knight”, etc.

I like autotune, like Todd in the Shadows has said, it’s not inherently bad and it’s a tool to be used with music like anything else, an artist who uses it is not inherently lazy or talentless.

Michael Prymula
Guest

I’d love to put Hour of Victory in room 101. one of the worst FPS games ever made.

Michael Prymula
Guest

Just wanted to address the whole I.R.A. controversy, if you do all of Burke’s missions, he reveals that he’s actually not sending those vehicles you steal for him to the I.R.A., that was a lie, he’s actually selling them to give money to his daughter, so that makes the controversy very laughable, you’d think the people raging against this game for “supporting” the IRA would’ve at least done their research, but I guess that’s too much to ask these days.

Michael Prymula
Guest

Uh Jim, you do realize Mafia 2 had Playboys in it as well? It didn’t reek of “desperation” to me at all.

Michael Prymula
Guest

30 minutes? that’s nothing, I spent longer then that trying to get some of the collectibles in Mafia 3(namely that one album cover in Downtown that doesn’t show up on the map until you’re almost right on top of it)

Michael Prymula
Guest

Conquest is the Battlefield mode you were thinking of Gavin. TotalBiscuit has always been baffled as to why that mode is so popular.

Michael Prymula
Guest

Battlefield 1 looks like dogshit.

A number of people actually hated the campaign, Total Biscuit most notably despised it.

I liked the previous campaigns though.

CaitSeith
Guest
CaitSeith

Let’s forget TB for a second. What about you? Do you hate the campaign?

Michael Prymula
Guest

Haven’t played it(don’t want to waste my money on that game) but i’ve watched a playthrough on Youtube and it looks like shit, it’s fucking ridiculous how one guy can run up a mountain in a suit of steel armor and take on 20 guys at once without dying(and survive a fucking plane being dropped on him), the game just looks way too silly for it tackling such a serious subject matter.

CaitSeith
Guest
CaitSeith

It sounds like a typical modern military shooter to me. Not sure why WWI is bound to be taken any more seriously than World War II (or war in general).

Michael Prymula
Guest

Steam controller looks like shit, Xbox One controller works best for me.

RuleSpider
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RuleSpider

Looks like shit as one who has one and uses it a lot can’t agree more. But in terms of controlling a third person 3D game or First person 3D game it’s unmatched controll 😉

Michael Prymula
Guest

I doubt most people are too upset at not being able to play the first Titanfall, the servers are mostly dead anyways.

Miguel Cunha
Guest
Miguel Cunha

Disappointed there wasn’t some bob dylan talk.

Remus
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Remus

“white people can’t have an opinion on racism”

ABSOLUTELY

RIDICULOUS

people have to stop saying that. Your point if valid, or it isn’t. The color of your fucking skin shouldn’t fucking matter. If a white person is talking bullshit, correct him/her. Don’t fucking say it’s impossible for me to have a valid opinion.

Now they didn’t say exactly that here. But they get close, and a shit load of people are absolutely saying that and it’s one of the only supposed “SJW” things that pisses me off.

SilentPony
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SilentPony

Yeah but you’re white. You can’t have opinions.

Gavin Dunne
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Gavin Dunne

I don’t think we said anything of the sort. We mentioned that in a game about a particular situation it’s a good thing to also listen to the perspectives of people in the aftermath of, or in, that situation. I really don’t see how this is a controversial opinion to have?

Michael Prymula
Guest
Hey Gavin, did you finish Mafia 3 or did you get bored and not bother finishing it? I do get why people would find it repetitive, though I personally never got tired of it, I especially loved the mission where you ambush a Klan really and get to kill a racist radio host. Also about the I.R.A. thing, if you do all of Burke’s side-missions, he reveals that he was actually lying to you about sending the cars and boats to the I.R.A., turns out he was actually selling them to give the money to his daughter Nicki due to… Read more »
Remus
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Remus
I got a little agitated because I see this type of argument pop up a lot to flat out refuse to listen to people. And the statement “other people will also have views on this which are interesting” is an unnecessary one to me. It weakens your view, nobody in their right mind thinks you are trying to talk for the entire world on the concept of racism. So in my personal opinion simply mentioning “this person has an interesting person aswell” would have been enough, or better. I think internet discourse is suffering from being 50% disclaimer and it… Read more »
Mulecenter78
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Mulecenter78
I kinda got the same impression from those couple sentences although I thought Gavin was preaching exactly what he is mentioning here, other people have interesting opinions. I thought Laura’s comment was what you were referencing, hers sounded like a disclaimer which did rub me a bit wrong. I get that, maybe, taken as a whole, a person who hasn’t had their personal life affected by racism directly will have their opinions influenced by this and so their opinion might be less informed. However, the part that makes me skeptical is when people try to apply this to specific opinions,… Read more »
SilentPony
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SilentPony

To be fair Gavin, you did kinda’ imply that as three white people we should take your opinion on the racial depictions in Mafia III with a grain of salt. As if as a white dude, you saying ‘this is racist’ isn’t entirely true or honest. That there is a level of inherent fallacy in your opinion.

Gavin Dunne
Guest
Gavin Dunne

Nope, I didn’t imply that. I can’t speak for Laura but my interpretation of what she was getting at with the ‘we are 3 white people’ comment was simply that there are other people who would have a different and perhaps more familiar & knowledgeable experience of racism than we do & hearing their views on this topic could be interesting. I honestly think you may be over-reacting a bit to this? If you think that I’m someone who supports shutting out peoples’ opinions just for being white, you must not know me very well 😛

SilentPony
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SilentPony

But I want to Gavin, can’t you see that?! But you just won’t let me in!!

You’ve got spikes man…You’ve got spikes.

Nada Namae
Guest
Nada Namae
Sure, you can have an opinion about something you’ve never experienced first hand or by proxy. But chances are high it’s a shit one, especially among gamers due to the age distribution. I don’t blame anyone for not wanting to sieve through that sludge river of stupid kids who never invested a shred of empathy or thought but still think they not only need to be part of the conversation but just flat out know better. And correcting them? I don’t want to be around them, much less waste my life pointlessly engaging them. Yes, that’s unfair. Even a bit… Read more »
George
Guest
George

Your last sentence undermines your argument and is borderline narcissistic…Either bigotry is unfair or it’s not.

You as an individual are not so special as to decide whom has to unfairly put up with bigotry and who doesn’t.

Rachel McVeigh
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Rachel McVeigh

It is not to say that white people can’t have an opinion on racism but that their experiences may not allow them to understand how important or effective the depiction of racism is.

The reviews of Mafia 3 by the likes of Tanya Depass or Tauriq Moosa have a different perspective on how the racism was depicted and their experience of the game.

SilentPony
Guest
SilentPony

Oh Jim, idea! You do the best/worst games of the year? And I think the most bland too.
You should do a bottom 5 greenlight trailers and top 5 Best of greenlight list. What potential games look best and what shit is the most shit.

Remus
Guest
Remus

I haven’t looked at anything GO related, can you get Zapdos and the like already, an Mewtwo and Mew?

Andrew Barloq
Guest
Andrew Barloq

I don’t believe so, you can really only get like 142 Pokemon, or something very close to that.

Jackus
Guest
Jackus

Mr. Sterling, you probably already heard but I thought you might be interested in Samsung issuing a DMCA take down of videos of a GTA V mod that turns Note 7s into grenades. Sorry I don’t have Twitter and didn’t know how else to get the word out.

SilentPony
Guest
SilentPony

You could just stand on a crowded street corner with a megaphone. It’s basically the same as Twitter.

SilentPony
Guest
SilentPony

Right okay let’s do this:
Sunless Seamen, Turcock, Smegma Man, Mass Errect, PackingMen, Studs: Zombies without a gag reflex, TitsFall, Call of Cunthulhu, Cuckers Bad Fuck Day, Dragon Ass, Skyrim Job, Rollher Cuntster Tycoon, Cocks for the Old Public, Silent Humps, and of course Body Harvest

galactix100
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galactix100

Nice to see you didn’t take the easy option with Ass Effect.

SilentPony
Guest
SilentPony

Too obvious. Can’t be cliche

galactix100
Guest
galactix100

Scatman: Arkham Shitty/Arkham Shite. Pokemon Blow. Inside writes itself.

SilentPony
Guest
SilentPony

Bonerhands, Until Dick, Aliens: Colon Marines, Last of Hunks

Wolfie
Guest
Wolfie

Horizon Zero Broads, Uncherried, State of Laid, Beyond Two Holes, The Long Fuck, Shadow of Whoredor, The Bitcher series.

SilentPony
Guest
SilentPony

Maybe the Muncher Series?
Dark Holes/Whores, Team Fuckers 2, BattleFeelers, Clash of Clams, Horny Birds, Dick Nukem, Perfect Dark Meat

Anton
Guest
Anton

Dick Fuckem*

SilentPony
Guest
SilentPony

Ah, good call.
Bioshag, the Domination of Issac, BroFuck, Dick in a Box,

Anton
Guest
Anton

Bioshag is already a thing.

Bioshag Trinity, specifically.

I’m really ashamed that I know that.

SilentPony
Guest
SilentPony

What, like a Brazzer’s porn parody?

Anton
Guest
Anton

No, some people online used game assets to make 3d-rendered porn.

SilentPony
Guest
SilentPony

Oh yeah, I’ve *heard* of those. But they’re just like…3 frame gifs. Hardly worth a name

Anton
Guest
Anton

No, this is like an hour-long film. With voice acting. It’s disturbing when you think about it.

SilentPony
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SilentPony

Actually I just looked it up – in Incognito mode – even though i live alone. Gotta say, yeah totally fucked up, especially the part she apparently fucks Booker.
But…impressive. Not like in a sexual way, but in a ‘someone animated this and got other people to work on it unironically’ way.
Like that Lord Inquisitor movie…just with more tits.

Still, not my thing. But in fairness, lets go with BioHump instead.

Anton
Guest
Anton

How about BioShocker?

SilentPony
Guest
SilentPony

Bioshocker is good. A little close to systemshock, but still solid.

Anton
Guest
Anton

Can’t believe I didn’t think of it earlier, but BioCock

galactix100
Guest
galactix100

Gears of Whore, God of Whore, Dark Holes, Mirror’s Edging, Head Space, Rainbow Sex, Superhot

Wolfie
Guest
Wolfie

Banjo-Kablowie. Saints Blow. Left 4 Head. Ride to Hell: Seduction, Anal Wake, Starcraft: Lewdwars.

SilentPony
Guest
SilentPony

StarCock: LewdWanks God! Do I have to do everything?!

Wolfie
Guest
Wolfie

Rise of the Boob Raider

SilentPony
Guest
SilentPony

Oh a Trump game. Nice!

Wolfie
Guest
Wolfie

I told my sister I want a Trump grabbing stick; just a fake hand on the end of a stick that you can press a lever and it’ll open and close. Gotta grab that pussy!

galactix100
Guest
galactix100

I’m just imagining a novelty overly large version that’s just the size of a normal hand.

SilentPony
Guest
SilentPony

Trump’s GumboLarge Mini Hand Poon Pincher

galactix100
Guest
galactix100

Groping Trump Hand: Bigly Edition

SilentPony
Guest
SilentPony

HUGE Edition

Anton
Guest
Anton

Erection Rigging Simulator

Za_Docta
Guest
Za_Docta

Buttholefleet Gothic: Armada

galactix100
Guest
galactix100

For those who are too low energy to do it themselves

Anton
Guest
Anton

Metal Gear Flaccid: Snake Fluffer

Anton
Guest
Anton

Poon Raider

Anton
Guest
Anton

“Her Ass Effect Made My Mass Erect”

SilentPony
Guest
SilentPony

Who Tali or Miranda? ’cause…damn…

Anton
Guest
Anton

Miranda. Mass Effect 2 camera NEVER stops looking at her ass.

SilentPony
Guest
SilentPony

Its a fine genetically perfect butt, that’s for sure. Tali ain’t bad, and honestly neither is Samara’s or Kaidan’s.

Za_Docta
Guest
Za_Docta

Erm, Ashley anybody?

SilentPony
Guest
SilentPony

Ashley is the Ann Coulter of hot Mass Effect ass

Nitrium
Guest
Nitrium

Neither have anything on Kelly Chambers.

SilentPony
Guest
SilentPony

Meh. She’s too…bubbly. She’s like every little sister ever.

Nitrium
Guest
Nitrium

Did you see her at the end of ME2 (when you call her to your chambers)? Was it like your little sister? ;-).

Wolfie
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Wolfie

Sorry mates, gotta go with Kelly on this one as well. Though Tali is my second. I actually didn’t care that much for Miranda.

galactix100
Guest
galactix100

Room 101’s shite now. Genuinely fucking awful.

Rafael R Piñero
Guest

I use Bandicam. I hate FRAPs huge files. It works okay for me. Of course I need to upgrade my PC which is holding me back, but that is not Bandicams fault.

Terriosaurus Hex
Guest
Terriosaurus Hex

Le sigh. Would a rose by any other name smell as sweet? The internet is full of pedantry.

galactix100
Guest
galactix100

It’s kind of a shame that the NX reveal is likely going to be completely overshadowed by Red Dead 2.

Andrew Barloq
Guest
Andrew Barloq

Eh, at this point Nintendo deserves it.

SilentPony
Guest
SilentPony

I’m just amazed the NX is still a thing. I would have thought Nintendo would have had the sense to pack it in and get into the toy making business.

galactix100
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galactix100

Now that it’s been revealed I’m actually more interested in it. I just hope it’ll have some good 3rd party stuff because I couldn’t give less of a fuck about Mario/Zelda. Also the RDR 2 trailer turned out to be shit so not so overshadowed in the end, at least for me.

SilentPony
Guest
SilentPony

It…it just looks so fucking goofy!

galactix100
Guest
galactix100

In a kinda good way though. I like the idea and the multiple ways the controls function is fucking clever.

SilentPony
Guest
SilentPony

It is, my worry is lots of glitches will flip controller functionality during gameplay or certain setups simply failing, cutting out entire swathes of the library

galactix100
Guest
galactix100

There are still a lot of unknowns but it’s the most interested I’ve ever been in Nintendo, especially now they’ve got a lot of 3rd parties on board. My biggest concern from that trailer is using the detachable controls on their own. If they’re too big/small they’ll be fucking awful

Andrew Barloq
Guest
Andrew Barloq

Yup, and it appears they have 1 analog stick and 4 face buttons… that will be difficult to translate to a lot of games without very specialized “detached controller modes”.

galactix100
Guest
galactix100

It can only really work for things like 2D games where there’s no need for camera controls.

InfamousDS
Guest
InfamousDS

It seems like the single player games will use all 8 buttons and both sticks, while the local multiplayer will let you hand a friend the second pad where they get their own buttons.

It’s kinda neat actually.

Wolfie
Guest
Wolfie

To be honest, though, I kind of trust Nintendo to be the most reliable with something like that as compared to Sony or Microsoft.

SilentPony
Guest
SilentPony

I still remember the Wii and how terrible they are at innovative control systems.

Wolfie
Guest
Wolfie

By the sounds of the other ones, it wasn’t that bad. I don’t know for sure, but it sounded like at the time that it was the best of the three in regards to motion control.

Kyle Pierce
Guest
Kyle Pierce

It looks better than the Wii U at least. Hopefully the Wii U will get a price drop as well.

Nada Namae
Guest
Nada Namae

To escape from the hordes of 13 year old industry analysts who think they’re the target audience for absolutely everything? Yeah, fuck off with your kiddy crap Nintendo, I want another crippled PC to play Call of Duty on.

Seriously, every time a new console releases I want to get on the metaphorical tower with a sniper rifle to make the world a better place.

Michael Alexander Seiler
Guest
Michael Alexander Seiler

This might come as news to you but… consoles are toys.