Terriosaurus Hex
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Terriosaurus Hex

So is talk of Bloodborne still fair game then? It wasn’t 2016!!! And I need somebody to make me feel like I’m still in with the modern cool gamers!
*Looks mournfully at unfinished Bloodborne save file*

Oh well, looks like it’s just me and you and a bottle of rum tonight again.

*Sobs quietly*

drownedsummer
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drownedsummer

Have you considered using martial arts?

Terriosaurus Hex
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Terriosaurus Hex

I have now 😉

Allan Weallans
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Allan Weallans

I think what Gav was talking about was probably the ITV documentary Exposure using footage from Arma II and claiming it was an IRA film from the 80s.

Terriosaurus Hex
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Terriosaurus Hex

Oh yeah, I forgot about that incident! These television peoples and their unlearned ways…

CaitSeith
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CaitSeith

Cue for flood of comments correcting Laura about Ni No Kuni.

By the way, have you noticed that Tales of Symphonia, Ni No Kuni, Xenogear Chronicles and Final Fantasy XV have free-roaming in their combat encounters and party members acting on their own; and yet the 4 games manage to feel different? It’s like they are experimenting different ways to break from the traditional ATB without sacrificing its sense of strategy.

Sperium3000
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Sperium3000

When Jim started talking about Twilight Princess and motion controls I was praying to Budha we didn’t have to go the Skyward Sword road once again, but of course, it’s always the cool thing to do to bash Skyward Sword. Can’t wait for Breath of The Wild to come out and *it* becomes the new reviled game while people go “You know, Skyward Sword wasn’t really that bad”.

Uzuki
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Uzuki

Same. I’m the first in line to point out the flaws of SS, it’s personally one of my favs in the Zelda series, but the good it does waaaay out way the negatives. Plus I kinda tune out the “The motion controls are shait” complaints because it seems like everyone has had different experiences with the controls.

Graham
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Graham

Reasonably new to the podcast but I felt the first ten or fifteen were pretty rough this episode, possibly due to lack of stuff going on at the moment. Definitely picked up from then though.

Contrary to Jim, I’m actually very excited about the VR stuff, hopefully we get some fleshed out experiences and superhot comes to PSVR.

And in disagreement with Gavin, I fucking hated clockwork mansion, clever as it was. Doing a stealth, non lethal run with bad guys who look both ways and can’t be shut off in the traditional manner is annoying as shit.

diamond
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diamond

The main problem with VR is that it’s so expensive that only the upper-middle-class can really afford it(at least that’s the case with the Rift and the Vive).

Nitrium
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Nitrium

I borrowed an Oculus Rift DK2 and was pretty impressed with the potential gaming experience it offered. However, when the consumer version shipped I thought it was far too expensive for mainstream appeal (and too pricey for me). Might get one in a few years when the prices have come down (which they probably will, if smartphones and LCD TV’s etc are anything to go by).

CaitSeith
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CaitSeith

I got the feeling that will be fixed in a couple of years; unless a VR-only genre becomes popular enough to keep VRs away from the bargain bin.

Daniel F.
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Daniel F.

I disagree a bit with Jim on Twilight Princess. I played the non-motion version first and I found the wii version annoying. But I see your point and I think Mario Galaxy did it far better (for the main gameplay, I know people hated the mini-games) since the motion control is for the spin attack and collecting the money bits which is quick and simple

Daniel F.
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Daniel F.

A Sting titan? I’m imagining Sting’s scene in Dune when he was in a speedo and stepping out of a steam shower.

diamond
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diamond

Yeah I couldn’t give less of a fuck about VR if I tried, just seems like a huge waste of money to me.

Watch Dogs 2 had some great moments, my favorite bit was when you got to control the Spider Tank.

Games i’m looking forward to this year:

Hitman(physical release is coming soon)

Gravity Rush 2

Resident Evil 7

Mass Effect Andromeda

Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3

Spider-Man

Halo Wars 2

Sonic Mania

Dreamfall: Chapters

Days Gone

Last of Us 2

Yakuza 0

Ghost Recon Wildlands

Crackdown 3

Agents of Mayhem

Shenmue 3

Detroit: Become Human

Earth Defence Force 5

Metal Gear Survive

Prey

Project Sonic 2017

Shadow Warrior 2

Space Hulk Deathwing

State of Decay 2

Star Wars Battlefront sequel

Uncharted: the Lost Legacy

Evan Thompson
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Evan Thompson

Shadow Warrior 2 is out….. (?) im only looking forward to mass effect and resident evil. RE’s demo was so good im excited

diamond
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diamond

I know Shadow Warrior 2 is out, but it’s only out on PC at the moment, it does not come out on consoles until later this year(same with Space Hulk Death Wing), and since my graphics card is nowhere near powerful enough to handle that game, i’m going to have to wait until then.

Evan Thompson
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Evan Thompson

Oh, i only play on pc so i stopped paying attention to console releases 😛

diamond
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diamond

I’m surprised to see PC-only gamers that are fans of Jim, since he’s not PC-focused like TotalBiscuit is.

SilentPony
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SilentPony

Not that I mind, but if you have nothing to talk about, why did you bother with this week’s cast? Couldn’t you have taken the week off, done some more videos or something? Or try a three-way game instead of just raw audio?
I’d rather watch Jim, Laura and Gav play 20mins of Killing Floor 2 then listen to them talk about how they have nothing to talk about for an hour.

George
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George

I liked the episode because Gavin’s idea was pretty cool.

But there is merit in what you’re saying.

diamond
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diamond

But they didn’t talk about nothing, they did actually have interesting stuff to talk about.

SilentPony
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SilentPony

Meh? It just felt like noise, filler. Just “Hey we’ll stumble onto a topic and get to that 60min mark. Just keep talking, and someone who do something.”
And if they’re gonna phone it in, no pun intended, then just change it up! Why waste the chance to try something new just because you feel obligated to do a 60min podcast?

diamond
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diamond

Didn’t feel that way to me at all, you want a PQ episode with nothing but filler? Try and make it through episode 39 without falling asleep.

Didn’t feel like they were “phoning it in” to me at all.

drownedsummer
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drownedsummer

It depends how you view the podcast but 39 features Max Scoville who I can happily listen to.

diamond
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diamond

Max was fine, I just felt like it was a missed opportunity since he never talked about anything game related.

drownedsummer
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drownedsummer

Did he need to?

diamond
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diamond

Would’ve helped liven up the episode.

drownedsummer
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drownedsummer

Liven up an already entertaining episode?

diamond
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diamond

I found it very boring and repetitive.

Chris Schwartz-Brown
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Chris Schwartz-Brown

Did you hear that from Yahtzee or did you manage to think it up all on your own?

diamond
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diamond

Did you make that comment on your own or did somebody type it for you? Dumb motherfucker.

Chris Schwartz-Brown
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Chris Schwartz-Brown

I like how you just repeated the gist of my comment despite that making no sense in this context, but then added profanity to it to prove how cool you are! Brilliant!

drownedsummer
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drownedsummer

Generally though it is just the three of them discussing things for an hour or so with that occasionally being about games.

Jim Sterling
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At this point we publish things specifically to irritate you, SilentPony.

SilentPony
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SilentPony

But you’ve talked about all three of you playing games together before. So why not embrace the new year with a new format? Like a once a month game playing podcast, similar to the little contest you had with Yahtzee. Compete in, I dunno, Left 4 Dead 2 and see who can kill the most zombies by smashing them with the gnome or do a GTA heist, but you can only communicate in movie lines.

drownedsummer
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drownedsummer

Yeah but they’ve not talked about it in the context of doing so as an alternative to the weekly podcast or stated last week it will be quiet let’s do something different.

BAH!
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BAH!

Jim can’t even be bothered to switch the chat program they use. Do you really think they’re going to put in that much effort to shake things up a bit?

Gurphardt
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Is someone forcing you to listen to these or something?

SilentPony
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SilentPony

No, but I am a backer and I think Jim is at his best when he’s talking about video games, especially if he’s also playing them.
Is it really so wrong and offensive to everyone to suggest new ideas? To be like “Hey, you seem to be struggling a little, why not try X or Y to freshen things up?”
And is everyone going to ignore my opening “Not that I mind”?!

Gurphardt
Guest

Well you seem to have some sort qualm quite frequently, so maybe it’s cognitive bias on our part but that’s just how you come across. Personally I really enjoy it when Jim and Laura and Gav goof off, and have for pretty much the entire run of the podcast.

And just a heads up, if follow up “not that I mind” with “why did you bother,” it comes across as really backhanded and spiteful.

SilentPony
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SilentPony
Its not backhanded nor spiteful! It barely even registers as a complaint. Asking “if your heart wasn’t in this, why bother doing it or why not change the format a little to spice things up?” is a perfectly legitimate thought, and should not be considered insulting, especially given the actually hurtful shit people throw at Jim regularly. If I were Jim, or any other creator, I’d take a jackass like me complaining about something being boring or too much Dark Souls over death threats, name calling or God knows what else people say over at Reddit. Its my personality to… Read more »
Gurphardt
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I don’t think anyone else sees it that way.

Terriosaurus Hex
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Terriosaurus Hex

To be fair, you never seem happy with anything. Maybe there is no intended malice, I wouldn’t have assumed any myself, but it doesn’t give a great impression when there is only regular criticism and no hint of appreciation. There are many pathways to finding happiness/contentment, but you seem to be having trouble finding any at all. Might be worth looking into what is causing that, because I have doubts it is the exterior world not being entertaining enough. I mean that as a friendly gesture based on personal experience, not an attempt to belittle or dismiss.

drownedsummer
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drownedsummer

But they aren’t struggling and there’s also plenty of content out there that Jim has done where he’s shown he can be very entertaining without discussing games.Neither were they making a token effort either.

Baron T
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Baron T

I know it was early in the morning, but you made a grave error when talking about the Russian hacks. Whenever you talk hacking, you should really get your facts straight and consult an authority.

Which would be Hackerman.

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Jabberlove
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Jabberlove

I was about to complain that none of you mentioned anything from The Beginner’s Guide in your amazing moments of 2016 but I guess that actually came out in October 2015. Huh, that doesn’t seem possible. My sense of the passage of time has really become screwed up this year… or last year I guess…or maybe it was the year before that… OH GOD! SO MUCH TIME, SO MANY GAMES, SO MANY MOMENTS… LOST… LIKE TEARS…IN RAIN…

Landy Alexander
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Landy Alexander

Sorry Jim but Bloodstained is now q1 2018. I was looking forward to it but a significant delay doesn’t bode well.

diamond
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diamond

Yeah it could end up being another Mighty No 9.

drownedsummer
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drownedsummer

Unsung Story seems like the next possible Might No 9. As it has gone from being a single player game intended as a spiritual successor to Final Fantasy Tactics to being a PVP game and has recently obtained funding external to Kickstarter with many backers wanting refunds.

If Blood Stained is just taking more to time to ensure it is good then the delay isn’t necessarily bad.

RifleAvenger Sashiro
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RifleAvenger Sashiro

From what I heard of the Japanese version of Persona 5 the game turned out alright, and if delays equaled a drop in quality that game should have been hot shit.

A Mighty #9 scenario usually comes with other nastiness going on to back up the suspicions, like the stuff you mentioned about Unsung Story (or the number of changes M#9 underwent from its initial announcement).

Maddy
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Maddy

Not really, though? The pushed back date was put there because they said they wouldn’t have been able to deliver on all stretch goals so fast, and they’re still posting development diaries and whatnot regularly.
And the demo was good.

Polishfury5000
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Polishfury5000

When was the original release date? I thought it was Q4 2017,and if it was, moving it out of the usually overbloated holiday season isn’t a bad idea for a more niche title like this. 2016 seemed especially bloated, and I know Jim has said that he wished titanfall and watch dogs had waited for a post holiday launch for better exposure.

So maybe’s there something to waiting for the quiet winter months to launch a new IP. Just speculation, could be garbage, but it’s demo’s have been on point so far. Gotta be worth some doubt benefit.

CaitSeith
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CaitSeith

Laura, your definition of turn based combat is way too broad.

GloatingSwine
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GloatingSwine

Lords of the Fallen 2 is being made just by Ci Games. Deck 13 are making The Surge which is the future/robot souls one.

Will either of them reach the lofty heights of adequacy that LotF did? We wait with bated breath to find out.

kimiyoribaka
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kimiyoribaka
I recently got a chance to go back and play the original crash bandicoot. I didn’t mind the running towards the camera bits, since those levels were kept fairly simple (they complicated them in the second game though). The parts I was most annoyed with were the ones where the trail leads directly away from the camera so that crash’s back blocks most of the view. There’s also several places where the only way I could find to move forward without getting hurt was to wait multiple minutes for the enemy patrols to line up well with the timed obstacles.… Read more »
Batmatt
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Batmatt

Warped is the best of the Crash Bandicoot trilogy. Try to play it, it’s worth it. The first one is kind of a case of “it was good at the time” and while the second is largely better, the third one is clearly the best of them all and a legitimately good game that still holds on.

Neto
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Neto

Can’t say I’m looking forward to any games this year so far. Not because I don’t think any of them look good, but because I’m a poor bastard who can’t afford consoles or a good gaming PC. Well, maybe there will be a good indie or two, at least. Who knows.

Andrew Barloq
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Andrew Barloq

Jim, your Eve of Destruction: Redux video was so funny that I was very tempted to buy it after watching it. More than we can say for most Steam shovelware I suppose.

drownedsummer
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drownedsummer

I was tempted by Raven’s Cry for the same reasons and Two Worlds is a glorious mess. However it is far too expensive for what it is.

Nitrium
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Nitrium

I actually DID buy Raven’s Cry. Never got round to playing it though.

Andrew Barloq
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Andrew Barloq

The one Jimpression that actually sold me on a game was Paint the Town Red, the voxel barfight game Jim did a couple years ago. It’s great for a laugh and to blow off some steam on occasion.

drownedsummer
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drownedsummer

I bought Dex & Paper Sorcerer after watching Jim play them.

kieron George
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kieron George

Ni no Kuni isn’t turn-based!

You’re doing Gavin a disservice, turning him away from it.

It’s real-time with cooldown.

BAH!
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BAH!

So “active turn-based”, like FFVI?

InfamousDS
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InfamousDS

More like FF10 on Wait Mode, where enemies keep going and you can stop them from going but everybody stops while you make decisions.

CaitSeith
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CaitSeith

Not really. Think more like Xenogear Chronicles battle inside a closed arena. You control only one character with freedom of movement while the others act on their own; but you have to select to auto-attack, block, or use a special ability. You can also change the character you control at mid-battle and choosing a target pauses the battle.

Also you can choose to between making the character itself to fight, or to use one of their familiars (the “Pokemon”-like thingy).

drownedsummer
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drownedsummer

The main focus is on the familiars. Well until right near the end when you get an exceptionally powerful spell.

BAH!
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BAH!

You mean “Xenoblade Chronicles”? Because I’ve dumped dozens of hours into that game, and I still haven’t figured out how to switch characters mid-battle.

CaitSeith
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CaitSeith

Typo. I forgot to put an “except” in that part.

drownedsummer
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drownedsummer

I disagree Gavin. The last good game was Repton released in 1985.

Terriosaurus Hex
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Terriosaurus Hex
It may not be best to get hopes up for the crash bandicoot remaster as it’s not naughty dog or Sony doing this one, instead it’s published by Activision and developed by Vicarious visions, whom, when not porting everything including movie cash-ins to Nintendo DS, they been chained to the Skylanders property for the last few years. As good as crash was (at the time), I think it needs more than a cynical spit ‘n shine to hold up, and companies less linked cynical cash grabs in control of the IP. Anyhow, I don’t mind that non-vid-game talk, it’s the… Read more »
DreamingTheseDays
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DreamingTheseDays
I’m with you on Crash Bandicoot although I believe Vicarious Visions will do a fine job for the remaster. I think what I was disappointed in was that the ‘huge’ comeback is a remaster of the first three games and a level/appearance in Skylanders. I was really hoping for a brand new Crash as I don’t think the linear 3D platformer will go down well with critics and most younger and non-nostalgic older gamers in 2017 because we’re in 2017 and not 1996! I genuinely hope that it does well enough to push Activisionless (just a little bit of satire… Read more »
Terriosaurus Hex
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Terriosaurus Hex

2d crash does make sense, though I am unsure how it will stand up to modern platformers…Stuff like Mario and ratchet haven’t hung around not bothering to improve with the times, whereas the platforming of old crash is a bit light and breezy on mechanics, movement and general skill-based challenge. I hope Vicarious do find a way to add a bit more life to the games for modern audiences. 🙂

Polishfury5000
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Polishfury5000

It’s funny that we’re getting a few Dark Souls inspired games the same year we finally get a new Berserk game, which is a series that Dark Souls took a fair bit of inspiration from.

Berserk is my most anticipated this year, and I’ll be interested to see what the gang thinks of it. Granted, it’s Dynasty Warriors style gameplay (and that’s usually just Jim’s jam), it’ll still be cool to hear what they all think of the series that Dark Souls 1&3 pads themselves with references to.

Benj
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Benj

“Just Jim’s Jam” needs to be the title for an ad hoc series of retro-reviews of Jim’s favourite older games. I’d totally watch/read that.

BAH!
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BAH!

That first five minutes is why I listen to Podquisition. Not the only reason, obviously, but the main one. You guys are on point this episode despite (or perhaps because of) the lack of video game news.

Jamesworkshop
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Jamesworkshop
SilentPony
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SilentPony

Couldn’t she be bi? Aren’t we all just assuming sexuality based on a single kiss? And isn’t that like a hate crime or something?

Mitchell
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Mitchell

Miss the part of the podcast where they discuss the clarification of Tracer as gay, not bi?

SilentPony
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SilentPony

The only person who can define Tracer is Tracer. She has agency you know. Until she confirms it, its all speculation.

Benj
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Benj

Damn, you really want to keep that fantasy threesome option open don’t you?

SilentPony
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SilentPony

Oh no, I don’t give a shit about Tracer or Overwatch. I just think its funny some video game character get ‘agency’ and control over their own sexuality and are free to determine who they are, while others are rigidly written and can only be one way, and its offensive to even consider an alternative.

Benj
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Benj

You do realise that Tracer doesn’t actually exist right?

Her creator/ writer saying “she’s a lesbian and not bisexual” is functionally identical to Tracer saying it herself since everything she says is decided by the writers anyway.

drownedsummer
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drownedsummer

Well actually the lead writer of Overwatch can also provide the confirmation and has done so on twitter. A link to that tweet won’t be approved as I’ve already tried that once.

YoDude
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YoDude

She’s not even that attractive guys. Her hair is stupid.

Her girlfriend though. Redheads. Mm.

drownedsummer
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drownedsummer

And lead writer of Overwatch confirming it.

Samuari Steve
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Samuari Steve

Ive not listened to it yet, but I’d like to know where Jim got my holiday photos that he’s using for the episode picture?

drownedsummer
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drownedsummer

Have you checked to make sure there wasn’t a mix up and you’ve got a load of pictures of a man fucking some Pogs?

George
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George

I enjoyed this episode a lot. Great idea Gavin.

drownedsummer
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drownedsummer

I would like to add a big note of thanks for Laura who has managed to edit this as normal while in the midst of moving house.

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