Podquisition Episode 115: Del Toro’s Angry Bedtime

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On a jovial episode, we celebrate Resident Evil 7 being really quite nice, and wonder exactly what the deal is with Life of Black Tiger.

Elsewhere, Kojima and Del Toro live together in a one-bedroom flat, and the crew talks about bad interviews.

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slavameba
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slavameba

I don’t feel like Kojima is lying, more like playing with us, leaving clues, like a serial killer. Also he is mai waifu.

George
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George

Great episode! There was some laughs and even though first person games are not my thing, it’s great to hear about good art and hear artistic people talk about it. 🙂 In regards to the last question. My 2 cents…because why not? This is an open forum…. 2 of the best game I played but that I have a hard time recommending… Lollipop Chainsaw…I love it. I love the humour and look but I understand the criticism of the combat and why some people would have a problem with the writing and some of the questionable jokes. Castlevania: Harmony of… Read more »

Cameron Ward
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Cameron Ward

I hope this Black Tiger thing and Sony’s drug trip of crappy downloadable games becomes a Jimquisition. Black Tiger is only the third time this has happened and it’s becoming insane…also look up Solbrain Knight….it’s another asset flip…on PS4….

Bum
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Bum

Black Tiger and that Skylight game aren’t on the UK playstation storefront. I’d say that sony are testing the waters by putting the absolute garbage releases on the US store first before risking going international with it, but…thinking about it, it’s probably just that the release dates are different internationally.

McJohnstable
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McJohnstable

That Kojima Del Toro roomies bit was great.

Doublep
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Doublep

Laura’s interview has to wait for a game to be announced… Half Life 3 confirmed?

SilentPony
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SilentPony

We have now reached peak Sterling. We have Jim, right, not bothering to do a voice impression, pretending to be Kojima, just saying Kojima like a Kojima pokemon, and then responding to himself, again not bothering to do a voice, as Del Toro and it goes on for several minutes.
And I can’t tell if it’s genius or if I should call a doctor.

diamond
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diamond

The Wii U version of Revelations had some control issues and other technical faults, but the 360 and PS3 versions worked just fine, so it’s not a case of not translating well, it’s the case of the Wii U getting a shitty and inferior port. I think Jim would’ve enjoyed Revelations 2 more if he had waited until the whole game came out on disc(which is what I did) instead of playing it episode by episode and trying to review each one separately. RE6 did not feel like “desperate flailing” to me, it felt like Capcom was trying to make… Read more »

Allan Weallans
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Allan Weallans

“Del Toro’s Angry Bedtime” is like, the best FistShark bit Jim’s ever done and it wasn’t even on FistShark. I laughed quite hard.

I’ll give the same answer to “best game I’d find difficult to recommend” I always do, and that’s X3: Terran Conflict. Engage me in any kind of conversation about that and I’ll spend ages doing nothing but complaining about what’s wrong with it. But it’s still one of my all-time favourites.

Magical Dragon
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Took me a while to get that joke bc that’s… that’s not how you pronounce Mads :’)

The correct way is to leave the “d” silent.

Merilethal
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Merilethal

del Toro’s role is no surprise. In the Death Stranding panel a month ago, it was stated that Gulllermo was only body scanned. Kojima stated that GDT’s busy with other projects. Someone else will be doing the voice and motion capture.

Oliver Mendes
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Oliver Mendes

I’m going to isolate Laura’s reaction to Life of Black Tiger and just listen to it on a loop.
Laura: “Oh, oh, oooh. Wow! Oooh~”
Jim: “That’s just the first bit of it!”

Terriosaurus Hex
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Terriosaurus Hex

It hasn’t been mentioned by anyone, so I don’t know if you peeps know, but one of the two writers from Spec Ops: The Line (Richard Pearsey) was brought in for Resi 7 creation. Which is also considered a horror by some, isn’t it? Anyway, just thought it was worth noting for some reason.

SilentPony
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SilentPony

Okay this is weird. I uploaded the podcast to my phone, and for whatever reason my music app autofound a piece of cover art.

Vedanta, by Wasifuddin Dagar and Bahauddin Dagar…its oddly fitting.

SilentPony
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SilentPony

I wonder if Sony would just say quality of those shit game is an alternative fact. Boosh! Topical!

Steamed Boot
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Steamed Boot

Regarding the Mass Effect recommendation discussion towards the end of the show:

Anyone who hasn’t played the Mass Effect trilogy but is interested in checking out Andromeda, should really go watch Noah Gervais’ “A Thorough Look at Mass Effect” video.

Not only is it some of the best commentary I have ever encountered, it will bring you up to speed on the story. The video is a bit of a time investment but it’s much quicker than playing through the whole series.

Neto
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Neto

“The longest thing I’ve worked on…” Hehehehehehehehehe.

I have to be the only person in the world who doesn’t like RE 4, I guess. Nice to hear RE 7 returns to the classic style, though. I’ll probably never play it, but it’s good to know it wasn’t shite.

Terriosaurus Hex
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Terriosaurus Hex

Those titles aren’t available in the UK PSN store that I can see so far. Is Sony just trolling the US’s lower bar of quality control? I thought that only extended to food, health, politics, employment, education, tolerance, film and literature. Not the vidja-games too!

Rachel McVeigh
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Rachel McVeigh

Best game I’d hesitate to recommend is Shadow of Memories on the PS2.

I thought it was a really clever game, with interesting visuals & game mechanics. It is also very frustrating, some of the puzzle solutions are insane and getting all 8 endings basically requires a walkthrough as doing 1thing out of order can throw off the ending you’re going for.

Andrew Barloq
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Andrew Barloq

Goddammit Sony… 🙁

Chicken008
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Chicken008

PSN is becoming just like Steam, Sony lets anything on that platform.
Look at the game “Planet 2000”, it was released the same week as Life of Black Tiger.

Polishfury5000
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Polishfury5000

Man, I don’t want the PSN store to get flooded with Steam Greenlight caliber garbage. I remember last gen when XBL opened it’s Indie store up. There was so much crap to wade through before you found the gems. There is a part of me, though, that’s excited about the potential of getting a deluge of “so bad they’re entertaining” titles. I’ll happily invite over friends, pass the controller around, pad my trophy collection, and just make a drinking game of it. Take a swig anytime you see an unaltered asset, a broken hitbox, awful scenery clipping, or fall through… Read more »

ChlorofomBug
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ChlorofomBug

Hey Laura are you feeling better? we miss you on twitter!

Austin_sj
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Austin_sj

Something to distract me after finding out a relative has cancer, hope it’s a funny episode

drownedsummer
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drownedsummer

Well that answers the question if this will be available at 1530 GMT