Podquisition Episode 117: Easy D

The Podquisition crew seeks Easy D in a new episode that features Nioh discussion, Fire Emblem Heroes, and Conan‘s intimate regions.

Also, Wii Us aren’t being made anymore, E3 is open to the public, and Brazzers gives Metal Gear Solid some Easy D!

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Mike C
Guest
Mike C

Love Laura but instantly fast forward the Fire Emblem Heroes talk. Great episode just don’t care about Mobile Slot machine games.

Forrest Kayssen
Guest
Forrest Kayssen

Fire Emblem Heroes looked like a really decent game, and the gatcha mechanics weren’t too obtrusive.

I just wish I knew literally anything about Fire Emblem. I uninstalled after a day. definitely not the game for me.

Jpkurihara
Guest
Jpkurihara

If you couldn’t get into Heroes, you’ll probably never get into any of the games.
Imagine Heroes with Hit chances, random criticals, weapon swapping, buying and durability, perma death and battles 5 times bigger than the ones in game.

Forrest Kayssen
Guest
Forrest Kayssen
My issue with the game was that it was fanservice with no real story. As in, not targeted at somebody who has never played any of the games before. Although, one of the major reasons I’ve never picked up the games is because I’ve assumed they’re not for me. Not from a mechanic or gameplay point of view (I liked FFTactics and Tactics Ogre, and hate losing people in battles anyway), but because RPGs that are primarily about wars between nations often bore the hell out of me. Either the opposing nation is obviously evil and the main character eventually… Read more »
Jpkurihara
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Jpkurihara

Nah, you’re right. Morality in FE is blindingly black and white most of the time. Some villains raise good points but the lot I’ve seen are dicks.

Brandon
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Brandon

Jim I have to say, if you didn’t care for the other Nintendo mobile efforts, I’d still definitely give this one a shot. It’s EASILY the best of the three, easily

Jak
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Jak

More videogarmesjurnaljism, polititics, SJW-LGBT-Stuff and dogs please.

But the cat was a no-go, sorry.

Allaiyah Weyn
Member

I for one am sick of politics. It’s all anyone talks about anymore.

Michael Prymula
Member

SJW is a stupid term no one should ever use unironically.

Jak
Guest
Jak

Okay, so did you just used “it” ironically there?

Michael Prymula
Member

yeah

Jak
Guest
Jak

Good, me neither.

Sperium3000
Member

I love how opinions on graphics these days are so divergent as to be ridiculous. Angry Joe says Yakuza 0 is super ugly, other guy I watch says it looks fucking great, Maxmillian_Dood says Nioh looks super pretty, Gavin says it looks shitty.

Michael Prymula
Member

Joe didn’t say it was ugly and I don’t recall Gavin ever saying it looked bad.

Sperium3000
Member

Joe said the environments of Yakuza 0 were PS2 level, it’s in his review, rewatch it and you shall see. And Gaving said the environments in Nioh looked shitty in this very podcast. Relisten to it.

Michael Prymula
Member

He didn’t say the whole game looked bad though, he said that the cutscenes looked really good, it was just some of the environments he was less then impressed with, and I can see where’s coming from, some of the environments looked like they were straight out of Yakuza 1 or 2.

Sperium3000
Member

Jesus Christ… Sure, ok.

Michael Prymula
Member

What? I’m only repeating what Angry Joe said in his review, you made it sound like he said the entire game looked like a PS2 game, when that’s not at all what he said, I was just correcting you, not sure what’s so wrong with that.

Sperium3000
Member

Ok.

Chris
Member

Remember, if Diamond has an opinion, no one is allowed to have any contradictory ones. Especially if he has a youtuber to back him up.

Chris
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Chris

When he doesn’t have a youtuber to back him up, he also has sales figures/money raked in, or failing that, his friends agree with him so that makes him right.

Anton
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Anton
I think it’s a large part of it is caused by how fast graphics tech advances. I’m a pc gfx supremacist, yet I frequently play some very old games with some very archaic graphics; to me, nothing modern really looks “ugly”, because I still remember the original Doom (still looks great!), and PS1/N64-era 3d graphics (legitimately fugly stuff). At the same time, I would imagine that people who got into gaming more recently are much more likely to look down their nose at graphics that don’t hold up to whatever the latest standard is. I’m sure art and personal taste… Read more »
Michael Prymula
Member

I think there are some sixth-gen games that still look good, but I think any game from the PS1 era that features human characters has aged horribly.

Sperium3000
Member

Damn kids and their “For Quays”. In my time, we had 8-bit standard definition graphics and we LOVED IT.

Chris
Guest
Chris

in their defense, the 8 bit 16 bit era meant you had to kind of keep things in line art direction wise and could abstract a lot of things. Now if bananas are painted into a box (flat texture) it sticks out like a sore thumb next to hyper realistic humans.

FireroseNekowolf
Member

Now with a 16-color palette!

Jack Trevor
Member
Jack Trevor

I echo Laura’s thoughts on Fire Emblem. The biggest thing I’ll add is it is the most sensible game under the Nintendo brand. As in, everything in this game actually makes sense.

Jack Trevor
Member
Jack Trevor

Team Ninja being culturally sensitive is both nice and hilarious. This from the company that changed up an entire character just for the sake of sexing her up. A fact they openly admitted in the art book of Ninja Gaiden 2.

Still nice to see 2017 is off to a great start. In January no less.

Chris
Guest
Chris

which character? out of curiousity

Jack Trevor
Member
Jack Trevor

It is Sonia. As Andrew said.

Barloq
Member

I’m going to guess Sonia, who was brought over from the NES Ninja Gaiden games and turned into a busty sex doll in NG2.

Gary Hall
Member

Best parts of the show Laura’s cat meowing its arse off, Gavin doing donald trump and having cyber sucking steve bannon’s penis. Jim talking about the phantom peen. Between this and snl having steve bannon being death

ENAY
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ENAY

Yes clearly this episode has been sponsored by cat meowing.

superforsooth
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superforsooth

Gav’s impression was… disturbingly spot on.

Otherhand
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Otherhand

It’s a good impression of the SNL Trump, but Alec Baldwin’s impression isn’t that much like Trump. Baldwin makes him sound too much like a man and not enough like a dainty 8-year-old boy.

Chris
Guest
Chris

I find it too painful to listen to anything Trump says so both Colbert, and Gav’s trump impression don’t sound accurate to me (as in sound wise… words wise sounds about right). Does he really sound like Gav?

George
Member

I thought the jokes in this episode were top notch!

Also, the political jokes were funny! Although, I will say that I’m glad that I like in a Constitutional Monarchy.

Thanks again for putting on a great show.

EDIT

To all the people compelling: There was nothing wrong with the cat. Christ! It’s a podcast about video games and sexy stuff with 3 friends not a bloody CBC documentary.

FireroseNekowolf
Member

To all the people moaning about the cat:

More! More! Your agony brings me joy! /I kid, but then again, I live with four cats, so yeah.

Otherhand
Guest
Otherhand

That’s why it hurts! That sound is, for me, the equivalent of a parent hearing a baby crying. I’m primed to react to it over all other noises.

Ezaviel
Member
Ezaviel

I felt the final bit in that porn was the best, when they parody the game over radio call.

Chris
Guest
Chris

Hey JIM! I saw your tweets about the parapod. Would this week be a good jumping in point?

Hey GAV! I got back from my honey moon two weeks ago (I was in Japan). I bought two Band-Maid albums while there and I love them (especially the new album, Just Bring It). Sooo.. mostly just thanking you for the recommendation 50ish episodes again.

Hey LAURA! …I didn’t have anything to bring to your attention so… Hi! (I bet in 3 days I’ll actually remember something of relevance)

Polishfury5000
Member

In terms of the Parapod, you’d probably want to start at the first episode of a particular series. Series 3 is all about conspiracies, and episode 4 is the new one.

Series 1 is ghosts, and series 2 is mysteries. They’re all comedy gold, but (in my opinion) series 2 is where they hit their stride.

Terry-Osaurusus Hex XI
Member

Also, cos im bored and lonely. But mostly bored. And lonely….Have a cat GIF!! Do Gifs even work here? Look at this amazing cat ninja! Good work, sonny Jim! Start small.
https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5ed1383062ecb0e8719bd6c090f211070a2f9961d7f66b09e00506caf40e31f3.gif

Terry-Osaurusus Hex XI
Member
Austin_sj
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Austin_sj

Meow

Daniel Robert Campbell
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Daniel Robert Campbell

That cat is in need of some loving. Hard to pay attention to the people with it constantly meowing. That with the cell phone notifications…common guys. You’re supposed to be professionals.

Chris
Guest
Chris

Professional musician, professional video game reviewer/leaker, professional video game reviewer/pundit/boglin watcher. No professional podcaster to be seen!
PS. I’m just having a laugh mostly cos the cat didn’t bother me. I’m sorry it bothered you though!

SilentPony
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SilentPony

I said last week what a treat it was not to have anyone talking about nut sack size. And ya I just had to push it, Laura

MrInsecure
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MrInsecure

Cat: LAURA. LAURA. LAURAAAAAAA.
Laura: WHAT.
Cat: …Danger Zooone.

James Haynes
Member

conad the ballbarian

BrentD15
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BrentD15

Anyone else hear a kitty meowing in the background? :3

Appretaur
Guest
Appretaur

Honestly, I didn’t until Laura mentioned it, since I don’t have the volume blaring loud. Now, when I look for it, sure, it makes me wonder why she calls herself Laura K Buzz instead of Laura K Meow…

Appretaur
Guest
Appretaur

What is Easy D to me? The capacity to encounter and catch Dhelmise more often than 10% of the time at that fishing spot in Pokemon Sun/Moon.

Barloq
Member

I definitely was not getting it 1/10 times in that spot… the only low encounter rate Pokemon in Moon that I seem to be able to beat the odds with is Oranguru. -_-

Appretaur
Guest
Appretaur

Well, it’s effectively 1/10 if you know to reenter and exit the doorway right behind you so that the special flourish above those rocks reappears each time; without that flourish, the encounter rate becomes 1/100. That’s what Serebii says about its appearance In-depth Details, anyway…

Barloq
Member

Oh I was aware of that, but the odds were not in my favour on that one. Ended up just trading my excess Orangurus for a Dhelmise. 😛

Chris
Guest
Chris

I got dhelmise after 30 minutes of entering and exit. No problem!

TWO. FUCKING. HOURS! Trying to catch a fucking shellder. 10% encounter mys fucking ass! Bullshit shellfish mother fucker. I gave up, went into pokemon Y and just put it in my bank. Fucking hell.

I CAUGHT A BAGON (1% encounter rate) IN LESS FUCKING TIME THAN SHELLDER!

FERN.H.W.
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FERN.H.W.

I love cats, but wow that is the most persistent creature in the planet. I’m not even mad that’s impressive.

prh99
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prh99

All that ending needed was sounds like coughing or cursing for getting it in his eye for the money shot lol.

SilentPony
Guest
SilentPony

Everyone keeps telling Laura to get her pussy under control, but I was just too emotionally enthralled with cock jokes and sex talk straight out of the gate.

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