Podquisition Episode 102: Pounded In The Butt

On a poundin’ episode of Podquisition, your WILD CARD Jim Sterling is revealed to be appearing in an actual Chuck Tingle game.

Also, some AAA publishers don’t like him very much.

Elsewhere, we talk about Owlboy, Battlefield 1, and naturally dissect the Nintendo Switch. WILD CARD!

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Loon of Nature
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Loon of Nature

Someone at Nintendo was on the knife’s edge of calling it WiiGO (or, We On The GO)

Bum
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Bum

Pounded in the butt by recursive storytelling.

David Sayers
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David Sayers

Throughout my teenage years I always looked younger than my age, and I always found being asked for ID humiliating, so I get the frustration in the stories of Laura and Jim. However, having recently started working at a prominent UK electronics retailer, you guys do realise sales assistants can go to prison for ‘using common sense’ if we turn out to be wrong right? Giving the benefit of the doubt seems like it should be the easiest thing in the world when you’re not the one legally liable for it, so therefore if there is doubt, then there can… Read more »

ATBro
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ATBro

I was pounded in the butt by “Podquisition Episode 102: Pounded In the Butt”.

Allan Weallans
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Allan Weallans

I’m glad when people disagree over a game. A game that can arouse passions to that degree is a treasure. In fact, I’ll take that further: I think a game where everyone generally has the same impression of it is doing something wrong. Like “How can you give it this score when a completely different person gave it a different score?” That complaint is nothing less than stealth advocacy for boring games. Games that put “playing it safe” above all other concerns. Games that have no substance over which to even have any kind of contention. And I’m not saying… Read more »

Xyra
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Xyra

The BF1 stuff is hilariously sad. I brought up that EA launched Titanfall 2 awkwardly close to BF1 and that it probably would eat into the playerbase numbers for TF2, to get a barrage of ultra defensive posts in reply that BF1 was trash garbage and their personal numerical review as if those numbers mean anything to me. I get that TF2 has mech stuff and sci fi acrobatics but BF1 is a mega hit for EA so far. It seems naive to think it has zero impact on the smaller scale game with less marketing. I hope the best… Read more »

Kamakazie
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Kamakazie

Jim, are you secretly Chuck Tingle?

Kyle Pierce
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Kyle Pierce

Jim should try out Discord. It’s probably the best available free chat device right now.

Sperium3000
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Sperium3000

I’m really looking forward to playing Civ 6… Once there’s a sale and I can afford it. Meanwhile I started playing 5 again. Pretty good once you have all the expansions (Which I got in a bundle sale). Fuck Atilla, that crazy W I L D C A R D.

Muddy Scarecrow
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Muddy Scarecrow

Ugh, this goddamn Battlefield 1 thing. And just when I was starting to think we’d gotten past the whole “this guy said this game was bad therefore it’s bad” thing. I also think people just want to automatically hate it because it’s an EA game, which is something I’m seeing with Watch Dogs 2. After all the game play I’ve been seeing it looks so much better than WD1 and it actually looks like a game I’ll be happy to own and play multiple times. But no, everybody just wants to hate it already saying “Oh, Ubisoft burned one too… Read more »

Mark Davenport
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I suppose as a Kinect user I have never really thought much about a share button.
At this point I am so used to calling out “Xbox take a screenshot” or “Xbox record that!”.

Still would be handy if it’s a time I cannot really call out.

Polishfury5000
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Polishfury5000

Man, I forgot Shadow Warrior 2 was coming out, had so much fun with the first one. How’s the swordplay in this one, Gavin (or anyone else who’s tried it)?

My favorite thing in the first was just speccing talents and chi into a melee build and completely ignoring guns whenever possible. Sure I had to drop the difficulty sometimes, but it was a silly good time.

Celine
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Celine

I am a bit perplexed with this trend of congratulating Laura for being the first to report on new tech launches and releases before the publishers do it. I do understand Laura herself being happy after she had been proven to be correct after accusations of lying about PS4 etc. However, I don’t see why being the first to report the technical specs of new console version or whatnot is hailed as a triumph of investigative journalism. I remember Jim talking years ago (maybe in his Escapist video) that games journalists should not pull their punches on publishers in fear… Read more »

Horrigan
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Horrigan

just wanted to that the walking dead thing was, thnk god, faithful to the comic version, where Glen is killed in episode 100 – to suggest that is because they wanted to outdo the “red wedding” is just wrong frankly it would have been insulting to the readers and fans of the comic book if they had saved Glen – the comic book is a lot more brutal and vicious at times, ten the TV show and I really doubt there is any connection to Game of Thrones also the fake out with killing Abraham first, and then Glenn was… Read more »

Toby Gleeson-Stack
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Toby Gleeson-Stack

That Irish presenters thing is true.
All the greats leave. Terry Wogan, Graham Norton, Zig and Zag….

SilentPony
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SilentPony

Okay so Laura, I finally found your little audio drama. Took me a bit. Not under Laura K Buzz, or Laura Buzz or Laura or just One Small Town but under Laura Kate’s One Small Town and even then it was the third file I found. #1 was “ThisMorning: Residents of Fort Pierce wondering: How did one small Florida town produce two violent extremists?” Listened to it. And…its okay. The writing is cute. Sorta’ Nightvaleish but from a first person almost journal/diary like perspective. And the idea if clever. Fucking clever clever clever. People can fly if only they risk… Read more »

Chris
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Chris

I really like the Xbox One, Jim, Laura, and Gavin. Not my favorite, but a very good console and not a bit toss, in my humble opinion.

diamond
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diamond

Really surprised there was no discussion at all of the voice actors strike.

SilentPony
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SilentPony

Wait a second. JIM! Mr Wild Card. You’re Well Aced! From Candice DeBeBe’s incredibly trick lifestyle!

You’re the Candice DeBeBe of video game journalism!

Jack Trevor
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Jack Trevor

There is one thing that may hurt that Chuck Tingle game:

Zoe Quinn is working on the game.

Nothing against her personally but to say she’s not exactly a popular figure. I may be laying it a little thick, but I wouldn’t be surprised if we starting hearing more online abuse stories.

Jack Trevor
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Jack Trevor

Joke’s on everybody because Angry Joe also likes Battlefield 1. Saw his video on it and his opinion pretty mirrors TotalBiscuit’s and Jim’s opinion.

Michael Campbell
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Michael Campbell

Hah, this feels like it’s the one time I didn’t ask about what they thought of Civ 6 (because now I’m too busy playing Civ 6), and lo, they discussed Civ 6 😛

Mandrake42
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Mandrake42

In regards to the female protagonist thing. One thing I notice is that a lot of the people who rage most about the inclusion of female characters will defend an all male cast with “That’s the story the developers wanted to tell”. As soon as there is a hint that one of the protagonists may not have a penis though, suddenly it’s PC/SJW pandering. What happened to “That’s the story the developers wanted to tell”?. Anyway, I could actually see a good female protagonist in a Red Dead Style game, maybe someone in the style of Calamity Jane as portrayed… Read more »

Doodpants
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Doodpants

When Laura said that the first question was from James Stinton, all I could picture was Jim Sterling submitting the question, while wearing fake glasses and a moustache. “Hello, my name is James, uh, Stinton…”

Mandrake42
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Mandrake42

Another possible twist on the Red Dead 2 trailer is that, maybe those aren’t the seven you are hunting, but the seven who are hunting you. Being on the run could be a neat twist.