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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Liminal
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Liminal
So guess after all I said (and you ignored) you decided you want to be a homophobic straight white man supporting a product that profits of the exploitation and misrepresentation of gay men….ie. Using 10 year old school yard bullies type humour for laughs. I recommend everyone report that kickstarter for violating their second community guideline…not that it will do any good, since KS themselves are actively promoting homophobia. (But there is no collusion right and this is totally about justice and what is right) To ZQ, guess making gay men the punchline isn’t punching down? Of course you’d be… Read more »
Terriosaurus Hex
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Terriosaurus Hex

The weirdest thing is. I thought I was the only one who saw Dark Souls as the “hey, you wanna do this hero thing properly?” Which is why I always lean towards the sword and shield combo, it feels like really saying “oh. You want to be a hero then? This ain’t gonna be pretty…” Seriously, dark souls is the closing oppressive statement of those who want to be “the special” ….

Aisha clanclan
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Aisha clanclan
I’m finding more and more game critics to be less useful . For example reviews aren’t out in time to be able to cancel pre-orders . The gap between User and critic review scores is becoming bigger . The fact Jim did not like a game is limited use to me and not really what reviews are for . Your supposed to telling me if a game is technically good or bad despite your personal taste . And with so much info about a game on the Internet before release I can be my own games journalist thats what google… Read more »
Rachel McVeigh
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Rachel McVeigh
I think you have a fundamental misunderstanding of what reviews are. Reviews absolutely include the opinion of the reviewer, as well as the technical aspects of the game. That is why there are so many gamers reviewers, if it were just about the technical aspects, then you’d just need one or two people, writing, ‘this game as bugs & this game doesn’t have bugs’ over and over. The role of the person who reads reviews is to find a couple of reviewers that have similar tastes to them, so the reviews can help them more. For example – I don’t… Read more »
Aisha clanclan
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Aisha clanclan
I see reviews as a buyers guild but what can happen when a critic stick their personal taste in is good or bad get inaccurate scores . But reviews can be very misleading from not learning how to play the game that misrepresents a game jim does this a lot Or as an example dark souls that is a very marmite game that no reviewer really explains properly. But talking about metacritic is a good place for views you ignore the 0 out of 10 reviews as their trolls . But I really think google is the best tool to… Read more »
Rachel McVeigh
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Rachel McVeigh
Metacritic is a terrible place for reviews because gamers, for the most part, don’t know how to critically review a game. Good reviewers don’t misrepresent a game, they are the reviewers opinion of a game based on the time they spent with it, the more time they have to review a game the better the review will be. That is why the need early code so they can spend time with the game & give gamers a propery idea of what the game is like before it is out. Reviewers like people are individuals, they may like things you didn’t… Read more »
Aisha clanclan
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Aisha clanclan

I don’t use trailers I watch gameplay it’s easy to find uncut gameplay of any game before release and judge for yourself but if you can’t find any it means the Dev is hiding something.

But I would agree good reviews don’t misrepresent but their aren’t many good reviewers .
YouTuber need to keep a balance between entertaining and factual to keep the viewers or patreon money coming in .
And sometimes they don’t succeed.

Rachel McVeigh
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Rachel McVeigh
If you can find uncut gameplay before release it means that a journalist has found it or played it and has put it online. Devs don’t put it there themselves. Any gameplay that devs upload are part of their marketing & is tailored for that. I assumed that is the type of gameplay you were refering too since you said you can be your own journalist with google. Not bending to your opinion of a game doesn’t mean a reviewer is bad. You need to read their words, look at how they broke their experience down, not just scroll down… Read more »
Aisha clanclan
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Aisha clanclan
Gameplay footage I mean the proper stuff not 2min hype built trailers can come multiple place from journalists,fans at trade and game show to the Devs themselves putting up unedited footage . I respect your view but I’ve been burned to many times by critics seen to many good games destroyed or bad one hyped up cos of bribes . so I treat them the same as developers and publishers. I would welcome critics getting a kick up the ass with no review copies as if they want me to wait for their review the quality of their work better… Read more »
Wolfie
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Wolfie
“Metacritic is a terrible place for reviews because gamers, for the most part, don’t know how to critically review a game.” To provide an anecdote, just look at the Steam reviews of the Early Access game, Space Engineers. I have almost 950 hours in it. Others with hundreds out hours, even one person who had 1100 hours in it, are taking to reviewing and the game and our opinion? It’s bad. We don’t recommend it. it’s three years in development with no real sign of being finished over the horizon, with buggy stuff such as wheels and rotors and pistons… Read more »
Rachel McVeigh
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Rachel McVeigh
Ultimately that is my big issue with user reviews. Some people put alot of time into the game & write insightful opinions on them, others are like 10/10 I could build a spaceship or 0/10 it’s for noobs. That is why I’m not a fan of metacritic, individual reviews might be could, the reviews on the whole could generally terrible and then it throws all the terrible & good reviews together in a pile & gets an average. At least with Steam, I can see how many hours a reviewer has played the game for & decide whether or not… Read more »
Rachel McVeigh
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Rachel McVeigh
My issue with Rockstar saying they wanted to tell a masculine story & that is why there were no women protags in GTA 5, is that I didn’t think that GTA 5 had a masculine story. I played the entire game waiting for the masculine specific story of all 3 protags and it didn’t really come up, so I was a bit disappointed in the story. Maybe Michael, feeling isolated from his kids, his wife is cheating on him & he is feeling useless since he retired, but women experience this too. Franklin is a worse CJ & CJ as… Read more »
Terriosaurus Hex
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Terriosaurus Hex
The.way I saw it was that it was all about the mix of male toxicanicity with the lure of capitalism, they satirise everything with unflinching detail and the stupidity that comes with these concoctions, it may appear familiar because it’s so often a common reality. They always seem to want to show the ugliest side of humanity in a Darkly comic way, which perhaps they are not sure of how to portray the dark side of femininity with heartfelt satire…which may be either due to a fear of losing player-bases or just not having a writer on the team qualified… Read more »
Rachel McVeigh
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Rachel McVeigh
‘The.way I saw it was that it was all about the mix of male toxicanicity with the lure of capitalism’ I can agree with that, it describes all GTA games. I suppose when they called it out as a ‘masculine story’ I was expecting somthing different. I said to myself ‘they can’t mean the usual GTA dark satire on toxic masculinity & the corruptive powers of capitalism, cos that is what they’ve always done’ but then when I played it, it turned out, that yeah, that is what they meant, so it just seemed like another bullshite excuse. GTA 5… Read more »
Terriosaurus Hex
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Terriosaurus Hex
Yeah, very true, I think it’s often a lack of explorative empathy that hinders people from writing different gender’s and resorting to their own limited bubble of understanding. You can talk to a thousand different people and wont gain any deeper knowledge without actually listening from an open mind. It is curious with Rockstar’s style for their writing, in one sense, they could be intentionally writing these females from an oblivious male viewpoint, but then again that sounds a bit like a weak excuse to continue doing the same, maybe their writers are focusing too much on the societal satire… Read more »
Rachel McVeigh
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Rachel McVeigh
Sorry to hear you weren’t feeling well. Glad you’re better. I liked you made up word 🙂 That is a really interesting point about explorative empathy. I think that is why it’s even more important the media ingeneral gets more diverse. I’m not a man, but I think with all the men I’ve seen in media & all the men in my life, I think I could write a decent male character. I’m hoping more good female & minority characters in games & film (T.V. I think is much better, when it comes to this) will help writers develop this… Read more »
Terriosaurus Hex
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Terriosaurus Hex
Actually was thinking about bringing up Bonnie (Heh! New sitcom title there) from the first, but it has been so long since playing that game, i couldn’t trust the memory to be precise enough to mention. After going through Breaking Bad recently, it is definitely true that TV can do characterisation far better than 2-3 hour film limits, there is so much that no film could do that show justice. Games don’t have to be limited by time, but are limited by a lack of direction and the need to trust the player to take in the story without the… Read more »
Rachel McVeigh
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Rachel McVeigh
Bonnie is the stand out character for me in Red Dead: Redemption. I’ve watched alot of Westerns so while I really enjoyed the game and it’s characters, most were just rehashes of established Western character tropes and while that could be said of Bonnie as well, she was more than the some of her parts. I think that one of the big obstacles to good character develop that games have, that T.V. doesn’t is the player. Writers & devs need to make sure the player understands the story, while trying to give them the gameplay that they claim to want.… Read more »
Liminal
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Liminal

If male toxicity is bad then why is Jim not only supporting but actually taking part in the kind of male toxicity that breeds on schoolyards and bullies gay boys to the point of suicide.

Oh yeah because of money and Jim doesn’t give 2 shits about anything, he just is out for himself.

Terriosaurus Hex
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Terriosaurus Hex
If what you say is really a pressing issue, then why don’t you go to the source of the problem instead of commenting on the sites of the bottom line of people that have any potential connection to indirectly supporting a very vague problem? Oh, that’s right, because it’s the EASIEST most RISK FREE option for you. At best, this is a cowardly attempt at trying to look like you care. At worst you are intentionally trying to emotionally manipulate others by using a subject you do not care about for whatever agenda you are hoping to fulfill. If it’s… Read more »
Liminal
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Liminal
All I see is people like you justifying someone else’s hypocritical and bad behaviour because he’s your fav and can’t possibly be problematic or one of many sources (because unlike the simpletons like you who simplifying the fight against toxic behaviour so it’s a cool trend and utterly unfit for purpose there often is more then one source and fighting against the toxicity Quinn and their trendy San Fran gang needs to be done as well as the other sources or else they continue to promote the new acceptable form of toxic and punching down because it profits off them… Read more »
Terriosaurus Hex
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Terriosaurus Hex
And you think I am defending him? Some loyal fan unable to comprehend your wise words on how everything is just as shit you want it all to be? You talk of bullying as you yourself earnestly belittle those you see online as if you lack the necessary self-awareness to stop and think that you are merely perpetuating a cycle of hate and jealousy to confirm certain cynical beliefs. What do you really hope to achieve from this? I am truly curious. As an average observer without such devotions to any ideal or person, your talk is rather highlighting of… Read more »
Liminal
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Liminal

You are defending him by attacking me for criticizing the promotion of a massively homophobic and regressive attitudes of a immature heterosexual straight guy.

If you actually have something intelligent to say, I’m still waiting, because you don’t even seem to have the intelligence to know what you are arguing against….again you are a fraud that cares about no issues, don’t you dare try to claim what I do and should care about.

Josshu
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Josshu

I respect that you guys were annoyed with age restriction policies, but those employees were just doing their jobs. Trust me, thats one of the policies that bosses can terminate employees on the spot for. In Laura’s case, the guy probably carded her because one of the most common rules is that if a person LOOKS under 40, you have to card them.

Yeah those guys were being annoying by refusing the sale, but its reasonable for them to be unwilling to literally risk their jobs for single sale.

Aisha clanclan
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Aisha clanclan

Fully agree I work in Tesco I’m the one who gets the fined and loses his job if you don’t check this .
As you guys missed the point look up a term called sale by proxy.
We have all done it growing up one of are mates is 18 the rest are underage so we send in the 18 year old to by alcohol .
I can still be sacked for that .

The joke is it’s not a crime to try and buy under aged but it is for me to sell to the under aged .

Samuari Steve
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Samuari Steve

Yeah, i nearly did lost my job for not IDing someone and it took my manager (god bless her) a lot of defending to make sure this didn’t happen, even though the person in question was over age. I’ve even had to ID people I went to school with and knew for years.