Podquisition Episode 118: Skeleton Warnings

https://soundcloud.com/jimquisition/podquisition-episode-118-skeleton-warnings

(Yep, Soundcloud embeds are proper fucked on the site now. Just click the link)

The nature of skeletons, rabbit sex antics, and the highness of the woman in the song about a woman being high. What more could you want?

Videogame talk? We got that as well. Thoughts on For Honor, reactions to the Breath of the Wild season pass, and more Nioh bollocks.

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ENAY
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ENAY

First JonTron, then Boogie2988. I can’t wait for Jim Sterling to get red pilled. I’m hoping sooner rather than later.

qorl123
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qorl123

Wha…what do you mean?

Nitrium
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Nitrium

The Red Pill is “the painful truth of reality” (as opposed to Blue Pill which is “blissful ignorance of illusion”). So I guess ENAY is saying Jim is living in a fantasy world or something. Maybe he’ll clear it up.

Alexander Douglas Miller
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Alexander Douglas Miller

Of course the term red pill normally means “what we believe” vs the blue pill meaning “what you believe”, like a cult member telling a member of another cult that they’re deluded. Pot, Kettle, black.

ENAY
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ENAY

Jim has actually become a borderline SJW at this point, something which until recently he has been very proud of not being.
He’s a funny and intelligent guy though so I have a lot of faith that he is going to wake up soon and come to his senses and stop virtue signalling.

Rachel McVeigh
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Rachel McVeigh

the concept of ‘virtue signalling’ relies on the fact that you don’t think people have empathy for others and are only saying nice things to be liked rather than because they actually believe that people shouldn’t be racist, homophobic pricks .

Not all people lack empathy. Jim definitely doesn’t lack empathy

qorl123
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qorl123

People like enay sure have a grim view of human society, don’t they.

BAH!
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BAH!

As a whole, we *are* kinda shit…

ENAY
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ENAY

Actually I have a positive view on the matter, you just made up that fact just there by yourself. “People like” ? The human society grimness isn’t coming from me.

09philj
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09philj

Empathy is overrated. You don’t need to feel somebody’s pain to alleviate it.

Rachel McVeigh
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Rachel McVeigh

Empathy doesn’t necessarily mean you can feel someone’s pain, it means you can the understand and share the feelings of another.

You need to understand a person’s emotions to help alleviate the issue, because if you don’t then you don’t see the pain someone is feeling you see them as an inconvenience or complaining for no reason.

the ability to have empathy for each other and other animals is one of the defining aspects of humanity

krazykain
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krazykain

got any more alt right cliche’s you wanna spout?

Anton
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Anton

Shouldn’t you be at the Daily Stormer?

qorl123
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qorl123

Oh I see, you’re one of THOSE guys.

Benj
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Benj

It’s a shame that “smug cynical cliches masquerading as enlightened aloofness signalling” doesn’t have the same snappiness.

Chris Schwartz-Brown
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Chris Schwartz-Brown

I sincerely hope this is an attempt at being ironic, or else you have never, ever read or listened to or watched anything Jim has ever created before. This kind of shit is just depressing, and why I think the internet has pretty much doomed us as a society. See also: the modern Republican party.

ENAY
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ENAY

Naturally I’ve seen almost all of JIm’s content, which is why it pains me to see him fast becoming a virtue signaller on twitter. He should just stick to what he’s good at, videogame jurnaliszm.

Chris Schwartz-Brown
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Chris Schwartz-Brown

Ahh, okay that makes sense. You’re an idiot. That explains it. Thanks for clearing that up.

ENAY
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ENAY

Insults are your only defense? Well that’s this end of this discussion then. Come back when you’ve discovered rational thinking.

Chris Schwartz-Brown
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Chris Schwartz-Brown

It wasn’t an insult, just a realization that I was talking to someone who uses “virtue signaling” unironically and therefore is, objectively, an idiot. Come back when you grow out of this internet tough guy, misogynist troll phase.

OctopussGrift
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OctopussGrift

This is what I don’t get about this whole virtue signaling thing, you just made a big show of being offended by a person insulting you and how rational you are isn’t that basically what virtue signaling is?

Nitrium
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Nitrium

Red Pill is “the painful truth of reality” (as opposed to Blue Pill which is “blissful ignorance of illusion”). So I guess ENAY is saying Jim is living in a fantasy world or something. Maybe he’ll clear it up.

Terriosaurus Hex
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Terriosaurus Hex

Spoken like the truly indoctrinated. Astounding.

Jim Sterling
Guest

Sorry friendo, no intention of being a nazi now or ever.

09philj
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09philj

Oh I don’t know, it seems alright to me, because I’m a Nazi, apparently. (But that’s only according to right wing extremists and TERFs, so I feel it may not be an accurate assessment.)

thatdamnrat
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thatdamnrat

Wouldn’t right wing extremists be the absolute authority on what constitutes a Nazi?

09philj
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09philj

Ah, but these ones don’t like to think that they’re Nazis, and if they’re not Nazis I must be a Nazi.

ENAY
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ENAY

That’s good to hear. Although I do hope you’re not become one of those “everyone who I disagree with is a nazi”.
By the way, JonTron, and Boogie2988 are not nazis, just incase you were thinking that.

George
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George

GET OFF THE WEED! GET OFF THE INTERNET! GO OUTSIDE FOR A WALK!!!!!

Oliver Mendes
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Oliver Mendes

This podcast got real furry real fast

Cinebeast
Guest

and yet not fast enough

twigcollins
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twigcollins

“If you get into it in a way that you shouldn’t, it’s quite fun.” – Jim Sterling

This may be my favorite thing you’ve said yet.

JackieGoOutside
Guest

I didn’t mind Laura’s cat…

Jennifer
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Jennifer

I have no idea what you’re talking about regarding Dark Souls and blocking. I blocked my way through the whole of the first game. It’s better than trying to use the broken dodge button. It gives a very different experience, certainly – Ornstein and Smough are trivial if you take down Ornstein first that way, and Gwyn is basically impossible (I ended up cheesing him with Iron Body and a face-race with my Black Knight Greataxe) – but I find it odd you’d think it was a bad strategy.

Anton
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Anton

I agree. Dark Souls has always had perfectly viable blocking. The comment here seem to be based on Bloodborne.

Jennifer
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Jennifer

I haven’t played Bloodborne, just seen a let’s play of it. As far as I can tell the shield option there is the plank shield, an obvious joke item, so it seemed odd when Jim mentioned not blocking bosses, specifically. “Don’t use joke items against bosses” seems so obvious it wouldn’t need to be said. But yes, fair enough, I probably just didn’t keep up with the context being discussed.

George
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George

The cat puns were so torturous…and it was awesome…the pain was wonderful. hahaha

Also, This news of a season pass in Breath Of The Wild is a big turn off and just adds more reasons for my coming retirement from consoles …although I will still get Breath Of The Wild (minus the season pass) as my last hoorah, it still looks cool after all.

The Chairman
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The Chairman

24:27 “And it is *very* moddable.” Well, at least it’s got that going for it. The Mini is kind of a hard sell with the games pre-installed; sure, it’s got the Marios (except for Lost Levels; Japan’s SMB2), and Zeldas, and even a few 3rd party hits from Konami & Capcom, but there are some odd omissions. For example, the US version has Final Fantasy as an exclusive, the Japanese version gets Final Fantasy III as an exclusive, but no region gets Final Fantasy II.

Nitrium
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Nitrium

Yeah but if you’re going to hack it and load it full of illegal pirated warez, then you might as well save yourself a lot of money and just build a Raspberry Pi based Nintendo compatible console with ALL of the games for $35. Oh and it emulates Amiga, Apple II, Atari, 3D0, Gamecube, Dreamcast, Megadrive, Playstation 1 and 2, Wii etc too.
http://lifehacker(DOT)com/how-to-turn-your-raspberry-pi-into-a-retro-game-console-498561192

diamond
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diamond
I for one am very excited for Sniper:Ghost Warrior 3 and Ghost Recon Wildlands. Other games coming out in April and May:ATV Renegades, Flatout 4, Stardew Valley collectors edition, Micro Machines World Series, Syberia 3, Valhalla Halls Definitive edition, Little Nightmares, LEGO City Undercover, The Silver Case, ArmaGallant: Decks of Destiny, the new Prey game, Injustice 2, Portal Knights, Birthdays the Beginning, RiME, MXGP3: Motocross, Redout and Sonic Mania. Metro Last Light sectioned off Ranger mode(which was apparently due to an agreement with THQ) I enjoyed that photo of Jim and the NES Classic, partially because two of the games… Read more »
boylandtheliberator
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boylandtheliberator

Shes so high isn’t that by tal bachman, Nintendo always made unusal decision. Surprised the y have survived the console wars

Lies That Bind
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Lies That Bind

Four Year Strong are an actual band. They play pop punk and are quite good.

Also the crash trilogy comes out in June too! Whooo!

Also remember when Metro:LL had a hard mode as a pre-order incentive? Ha ha

diamond
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diamond

Not a pop-punk fan, I personally despise bands like Good Charlotte, Fallout Boy and Simple Plan.

Lies That Bind
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Lies That Bind

Well as everyone knows all pop punk sounds like that.

Polishfury5000
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Polishfury5000

I would hesitate calling those bands pop-punk. They’re closer to alt-rock, or a mainstream emo.

Proper pop-punk is just punk rock without all the angst, and none of those bands really have a punk rock sound.

Lies That Bind
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Lies That Bind

Semantics. Regardless of how you classify the bands he’s describing they don’t make good music in general. And pop punk is probably the most angsty genre in music. (besides maybe deathcore)

Polishfury5000
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Polishfury5000

Yeah, I agree those bands don’t do anything for me. Don’t agree on the angst though.

Pop-punk is just harmless punk rock. It’s more refined and not as raw. There can certainly be traces of anarchy in pop-punk bands, but it’s usually not a running theme.

What would you consider an angsty pop-punk band?

Lies That Bind
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Lies That Bind

Early blink comes to mind as well as their contemporaries from around that time. Green day, yellow card, new found glory. Then you have the new wave of bands like aforementioned four year strong, menzingers, and the wonder years which all capture that youthful sound.

Polishfury5000
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Polishfury5000

I agree with all those, and good pick on the menzingers, enjoyed last year’s album.

I still toss those into the ol mix from time to time. Just some harmless fun to listen to.

Lies That Bind
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Lies That Bind

I concur. It’s not my favorite genre by any margin but it’s fun to spin once a blue moon and listen to the new and upcoming bands on the scene. Menzingers just released a new album dealing with the pains of turning 30 that I thought made a different take on their sound in case you were interested. Unless that’s the album you meant that came out last year and I’m waaay behind on release dates.

Polishfury5000
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Polishfury5000

I’m really behind too. I looked out of curiosity, and the album I liked was 2014.

Going to have to check out that new one, though sounds like it’ll hit weirdly close to home.

An album about turning 30 that came out the week I turned 30 is a type of omen that I don’t know if I can deal with lol.

Lies That Bind
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Lies That Bind

Fair enough dude lol

Nitrium
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Nitrium

Is Greenday pop-punk? The Prodigy?

Polishfury5000
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Polishfury5000

I’d say Greenday’s early stuff was, like pre-Dookie

Landy Alexander
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Landy Alexander

Damn it jim! I have by browser to block things tagged ‘contains skeletons’ and then I get basically assaulted with this bullshit without even a warning.

craze
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craze

an hour twelve!? is that allowed anymore???!!!

thank god for podquisition

Anton
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Anton

I never got the sentiment that Overwatch provides any significant depth to its universe. Yeah, there are some pretty cool character designs, but they serve no purpose other than provide a blank canvas for thousands of tomes of erotic fan fiction.

Yeah, generic manly viking men are lazier, but ultimately it all seems to amount to the same thing.

InfamousDS
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InfamousDS

I played Overwatch for about a month and a half. I know nothing about any of the characters except that Soldier 76 and Reaper used to be normal-ish thanks to my Origins Edition forced buy-in on PS4.

If a game can’t take the time to tell me about the people I’m playing, i can’t take the time to go look it up on my own. There’s no initial investment to pique my interest.

Anton
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Anton

Sounds like you’ve never experienced Destiny’s Grimoire cards, AKA the greatest plot delivery method ever conceived by man.

Sperium3000
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Sperium3000

I could argue with you, but instead I’ll ask you to visit this site where you’ll find my argument instead.

InfamousDS
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InfamousDS

I lived vicariously through my brother, who didn’t even bother to make a Bungie account to read his cards.

Sperium3000
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Sperium3000

I wouldn’t call it lazy. I mean, it’s supposed to be historic accurate to what those warriors were back in ye old times. And as someone who is a bit of a history buff, I legit love the designs in For Honor. Though I say that having my favorite being the female Raider, who is this big beefy viking lady. She can pillage MY village, if you know what I’m sayin’.

09philj
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09philj

I think devs often underestimate the capacity of their audience to keep up with their world building. Only RPG writers seem happy to go light on the explanations and let players gain their own understanding of the world through dialogue and observation.

Jerry
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Jerry

Fucking soundcloud makes you log in to download now. So annoying.

astra
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astra

For gav

Oni ki works as super armor instead of stamina
When they’re out theyll still attack but your hits stagger them and interrupt their moves

Gorantharon
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Gorantharon

Unless when they don’t.

There’s some bosses, for instance, who can still use moves that grant them hyper armor even during no ki and the only thing you can do is learn by experience.

There might be an internal deign logic to it, but several of Nioh’s systems are like that, where they have exceptions that aren’t necessarily obvious.

Parry are also a bit of a “can I not parry taht or does my timing suck?” thing.

astra
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astra

The only moves like that are ones that create yokai realms
Not just for bosses. All Oni will eventually use that and interrupting that would just be broken lol

And i never parry so i can’t comment there lol

Gorantharon
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Gorantharon

I’m not talking about the ki recharge moves. Those make perfect sense.

Several of the bosses have very short wind up moves and if they get to start them you can’t interrupt them although their ki is gone.

Hino-Enma charge and grab for instance, which she can definitely initiate between swings of some of the slower stances / weapons.

The mechanics are just inconsistent.

Neto
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Neto

My reaction to Gav’s saying “skeleton warriors” was pretty much to yell SKELETON WARRIORS much like Jim did. That’s how you know you’re watching too much Jimquisition.

Warning: this comment contains skeletons.

Kyle Pierce
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Kyle Pierce

SKELETON WARRIORS!!!

Sperium3000
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Sperium3000

Skeleton Man! Part man, part skeleton!

SirRichard
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SirRichard
I disagree with the notion that Nioh doesn’t explain things well; it does, and in fact I was really baffled by Gav and Laura saying it doesn’t explain what the Living Water skill (ki pulse when dodging) does because the description is literally just “Allows you to ki pulse even when dodging”. That seems pretty clear-cut to me! There’s fairly detailed tutorials, the skill screen has videos showing how attacks are performed and what they do, it’s like night and day with explaining things compared to Dark Souls. I switch weapons occasionally, although that’s usually because I don’t want to… Read more »
Jabberlove
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Jabberlove

The problem is it doesn’t explain that it does the ki pulse automatically when you press the dodge button. It says it ALLOWS you to ki pulse while dodging, I still got the skill fortunately, and found out what it actually does, but I assumed you had to press the dodge buttong, then the ki pulse button to get it to work, which sounds incredibly cumbersome and difficult to pull off. And even when it does work the ki used for dodging is still subtracted so new players might not be able to tell that its working all that well.

Gorantharon
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Gorantharon
Many of the skill descriptions are pretty bad. Like the magic shots that read as if they make your projectiles have elemental effects, not that they are projectiles. Jabberlove mentions the Ki pulse dodge, as it does not say dodge triggers ki pulse, but that you can do a ki pulse while dodging. That’s two different mechanics. Parry is almost obscure in what you can parry, as many moves you can’t, but the game’s not in any hurry to tell you which. Soul Matching inheritance has limitations on which traits can be passed on, but the game flat out only… Read more »
Appretaur
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Appretaur

Does Jim disqualify games from Jimquisition Awards on the basis of them having season passes the same way he does for fee to pay elements? If he doesn’t, I’d have to wonder why he’s only willing to punish one specific type of corporate greed made at the player’s expense but not the others.

Anyway, I’m looking forward to the next Nintendo-focused JQ so very much…

diamond
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diamond

Because season passes aren’t staring you in the face and they are only one time purchases, so they don’t technically count. MTs are infinite and psychologically trying to pummel you into buying them.

I’m looking foward to seeing Jim bash Nintendo some more myself, if only to see the butthurt fanboys crawl out of the woodwork to suck the Big N’s cock.

SilentPony
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SilentPony

I never understood fanboyism for companies. Games sure, defend what you like, but companies? Especially ones like Konami, Ubisoft, Games Workshop, and Nintendo. You know, the ones that treat their customers with contempt and scorn, wanting their money and then getting shitty at the customers for wanting something in return for the money.

diamond
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diamond

I don’t get it either, it’s possible to like the games a company distributes while still criticizing the company itself.

Appretaur
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Appretaur
The idea of thinking only in terms of how good the games are instead of how good the publisher is sounds like a very good way to go. We really should be demanding better from the company because we want to love the games they could be making, as we are paying customers who have been paying for these games for decades. I think there’s an explanation as to why so many gamers attach their identity to defending all of Nintendo rather than just the specific Nintendo games they like: It’s Smash Bros. that encourages that behavior as hard as… Read more »
Anton
Guest
Anton

What’s not to get? These corporations are gods controlling the video game universes that people love to obsess about. I would imagine that most people would rather think that these companies are benevolent gods, and defend that sentiment at the cost of a realistic perspective.

TL;DR – massive amounts of denial.

George
Guest
George

Oddly you sometimes see it with Apple and the non video game side of Microsoft as well. It’s weird.

I listen to a lot to radio and poscasts and one writer on a show called “Tapestries” here in Canada described the phenomenon as an almost religious experience for these people.

Allan Weallans
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Allan Weallans
I don’t know how I feel about this any more. I was fine with season passes (caveat: fine with buying them after playing the game, since that’s the point when I’ll know if I want more or not – I’ll have no truck with pre-order season passes) but after Laura read out the details of BotW’s season pass, I have to think I should be a bit more wary about buying season passes without knowing what’s in them. I bought a FFXV season pass, after finishing the game the first time, but now I’m more excited about the stuff they’re… Read more »
BAH!
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BAH!

Maybe because season passes are not inherently greedy in concept? And I’d question your ability to reason if you think it is.

Appretaur
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Appretaur
Not *inherently* greedy, sure, but it is based on a foundation of trust that often does not get fully honored by many companies that do roll with season passes. It’s more often used for greed than not, and as Jim explained in the podcast, Nintendo could have been differently forward-facing in a similar way as to how it’s taken usually shitty ideas and done them better – but the kind of content that’s planned to be gated behind it suggested to Jim that Nintendo did indeed want the season pass *first* the way AAA publishers do. From my perspective personally,… Read more »
BAH!
Guest
BAH!
I agree that offering a season pass as a pre-order method (especially when the game itself isn’t even out yet) is VERY not-good. But I’m merely commenting on the idea that, as a general concept, season passes are somehow equally bad as microtransactions in premium-priced(!) games- which is Jim’s criteria in the first place. They’re not. I just hate it when people apparently assume a season pass is a limited-time offer meant specifically for pre-ordering content. It’s not, and it’s infuriating that people are dumb enough to think it is. Also, Mario Kart 8’s SP was offered as a “promise”,… Read more »
Appretaur
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Appretaur

Right, well, I see that now – that as a general concept, season passes are not as equally bad as microtransactions in premium-priced games. And I’ve this thread to thank for putting that into perspective. 😉

BAH!
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BAH!

Any time. I’m always glad to passive-aggressively berate people into accepting my point of view.

galactix100
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galactix100

Season passes are just an alternate way of purchasing dlc, you have to pay for it no matter what which is fair enough. Microtransactions are different because they’re there purely to squeeze more money from the consumer, usually charging the player for stuff that’s freely available in the game already.

Polishfury5000
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Polishfury5000
Quick tips for Nioh, in reference to what was mentioned in the podcast: -The demons will fall over if you destroy their horns. Either a quick ranged shot, or a high arcing attack can do so. -Those stats you chose at the beginning don’t matter at all. You aren’t locked into sticking to the weapons that you chose, it just gives a permanent +1 to your base stat. It is objectively best to choose the weapon/guardian attributed to Heart, Body, and Spirit because every build will use those stats. -It’s a good idea to have a second weapon to learn… Read more »
Jabberlove
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Jabberlove
Some other quick(ish) tips – For some equipment sets it is far more fruitful to farm revenants from BLOODY GRAVES who have purple rarity items than it is to try your luck at the forge – Revenants of other players drop other players’ items, this can include whatever amazing things they’ve made through Reforging and Soul Matching, so it is worth killing the ones wearing all purple since they are the ones who probably spent the most time on their equipment. -Killing revenants is surprisingly simple, even if it is intimidating at first. They don’t learn patterns or change their… Read more »
SirRichard
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SirRichard

To add a tip on: do invest in Onmyo! The Devigorate and Weakness talismans do work on bosses, and Devigorate (lowers attack) is exceptionally useful on anything even somewhat meaty. There’s also a spell that launches your Guardian Spirit forward for a multi-hit attack, which can tear chunks out of bosses weak to their element. Explore what that screen has to offer!

Jabberlove
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Jabberlove

Also, once you unlock the Onmyo adept training after the 6th mission, the Sloth talisman will make anything including bosses move and attack significantly slower.

Jabberlove
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Jabberlove

“Tits are ass”
-Jim Sterling 2017

Jabberlove
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Jabberlove

Can we please get some episodes of a proper f*cking length again soon!? Each episode of podtoidquisition should be a movie unto itself, with the video track missing, the plot missing, the direction missing, and many other things missing… Really it should only be movie-like in terms of its length, and its production budget. Speaking of which, when is Adam Sandler coming back on?

Kyle Pierce
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Kyle Pierce

Link doesn’t work for me.

SilentPony
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SilentPony

You using a mobile device? I found mobile versions don’t work, but desktop do.

Kyle Pierce
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Kyle Pierce

No, but I found the issue. Noscript was blocking it.

InfamousDS
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InfamousDS

I know the song Jim is talking about at the start of the episode.

I don’t know anything except the same bits he knows.

Turquioze Goldscraper
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Turquioze Goldscraper

“She’s So High” by Tal Bachman. Once he talked about Cleopatra, Joan of Arc and Aphrodite, it came right back to memory… AND IT’S STUCK THERE! DAMN YOU JIM F’N STERLING, SON!!

InfamousDS
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InfamousDS

I never knew the singer/artist, so that wouldn’t have come back to me even if that person was singing it live.

galactix100
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galactix100

Buying hard mode eh? Hearing that’s unlocked my soft mode. I’ll admit that may have fallen down a bit, couldn’t keep it up, the joke lacked stamina which is even more disappointing when you consider how short it was.

I’m talking about dicks by the way.

SilentPony
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SilentPony

I’m going into this one with an open mind Jim. Better be more For Honor and less rabbit porn.

And Sound Cloud is terrible. I’d advise everyone just get the podcast off iTunes.

Jim Sterling
Guest

I honestly don’t know why you listen anymore.

SilentPony
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SilentPony

FOR HONOR!!

Anton
Guest
Anton

I tend to think that it’s actually kinda fun to be a contrarian on this site, because unlike most other gaming sites, the vast majority of regulars here will actually try to respond with reasoned arguments, rather than shit-flinging.

Of course, we do also have a dedicated shitflinger here (one frosty upvote for the person that guesses correctly XD )

diamond
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diamond

If you’re referring to me you’re dead wrong there.

SilentPony
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SilentPony

I liked Fallout 4 *Flees to flame-proof bunker!*

Anton
Guest
Anton

I mean…it was alright. I had fun with it. I think the issue with F4 is that it doesn’t leave as much of an impression as its predecessors.

SilentPony
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SilentPony

I enjoyed the base building and saving survivors.

Anton
Guest
Anton

I built the crap out of my Red Rocket hangout; that thing is my pride and joy.

Couldn’t be bothered to do it again with the other 41234134 settlement locations.

SilentPony
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SilentPony

Oh you should see my map. Nearly every settlement is a fortress, every survivor is kitted out with upgraded gear and weapons, and a legion of robots roam the land as my caravans. Every settlement is connected to every other settlement.

There are barely any enemies on the map at any given moment because there’s always a dozen kill droids nearby to gun them down.

Anton
Guest
Anton

If I ever go back to F4, I might do that too; definitely putting in some materials cheat mods, tho, I’m not scrounging for any more fucking tin cans ever again.

InfamousDS
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InfamousDS

Once I hit like 10,000 steel in my base I only started picking up things I had less than a few hundred of. The perk which lets you specifically see materials you need is infinitely useful for that.

I don’t hate the game, I hate the protagonist.

Anton
Guest
Anton
*spoilers* I feel like most major characters were pretty hateable. You had the protag, who was the most boring character in the game. Then there was Shaun – “sorry we sent a professional assassin after you, dad…. we’re cool now, right?”. Maxson was a (post)neo-nazi douche, but I guess that actually fits in with the original portrayal of the Brotherhood, so I’m pretty ok with it. There was the Railroad, whose grand plan to save the synths was to rescue a handful of them and BLOW UP THE REST. And then there was the ultra asshole. The route of all… Read more »
diamond
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diamond

I liked Cait and Piper.

Anton
Guest
Anton

Yeah, they really nailed the Irish stereotype with Cait.

diamond
Guest
diamond

Strongly disagree there. You want to see a REAL Irish stereotype? Check out Sean Devlin in The Saboteur.

Anton
Guest
Anton

Ya don’t say, laddie-bucko

SilentPony
Guest
SilentPony

Cait…she’s the Jack ripoff right?

diamond
Guest
diamond

Rip-off of Jack who?

SilentPony
Guest
SilentPony

Mass Effect Jack

Rachel McVeigh
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Rachel McVeigh

I thought it was weird that they went with the Irish version of Kate but not the Irish pronunciation and that they used the American spelling of Shaun. Really confused me until she told me her name herself.

InfamousDS
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InfamousDS
Since we can spoil now: I just hated that the PC’s grand plan was “Befriend all these people, find out a thing that benefits my own goals, and hey: fuck these friends now. They get to die, and so does everyone associated with them.” I managed to write a better alternative to “murder everyone” within an afternoon after seeing that the ending was basically the same for all choices. And then I heard about the deleted content leak where you could side with the Brotherhood, take over the area by force after displacing the leader, and force a tenuous peace… Read more »
Jabberlove
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Jabberlove

Did that actually work? Did it feel like things were different? I stopped settlement building after my first massive undertaking (building a wall around Sanctuary Hills) appeared to accomplish nothing.

SilentPony
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SilentPony

It works great if you wanna feel like progress is being made. Like you’re actually making the commonwealth safer. Robots with miniguns, flamers, hammers, saws, lightning guns, every make up and build from giant bulldozers pots, to hover bots, to sneaky assassin pots, to sniper bots, Khorne Berserker bots, and everything in between.

And it means whenever a settlement is under attack, there’s usually an extra 15 heavily armed defenders nearby to swarm the mutants, bandits, or whatever.

Jabberlove
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Jabberlove

I haven’t ever actually gotten around to finding Shaun so no spoilers please, but it really bothered me that the main character never seemed to consider that he was refrozen after the baby was taken. I may need to try upping my starting Intelligence if I can, but why does he keep referring to Shaun as a baby? He doesn’t know how long ago Shaun was taken.

Anton
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Anton

I like to think that my Lone Survivor did not even consider such possibilities, as he made it his life goal to collect every single tin can in the wasteland, to build the most useless settlement shit that he possibly could. I called it my “father of the decade” character class.

Anton
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Anton

I’m just impressed you didn’t say “I disagree”

Jabberlove
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Jabberlove

Ok, so does diamond get the upvote? Because he kind of guessed correctly, but he also kind of said it WASN’t HIM. I actually find it kind of hilarious. I’m amazed and disappointed Jim hasn’t banned him yet. He’s clearly contributing to the toxicity of the comments, but he always thinks he’s on Jim’s side.

InfamousDS
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InfamousDS

If that person, themselves, responds to you… do they get the upvote?

Anton
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Anton

Only if they own it.

Jabberlove
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Jabberlove

So, then I guess I get the upvote? Because he didn’t own it.

SilentPony
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SilentPony

Over my dead body!

Jabberlove
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Jabberlove

I already guessed right an hour ago.

InfamousDS
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InfamousDS

I just think its hilarious this is the biggest discussion on the page, and half of it is about Genocide Simulator 4: The Deadbeat Dad Edition.

Jabberlove
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Jabberlove

IT’S NOT GENOCIDE OK! GHOULS AND SUPER MUTANTS AREN’T PEOPLE! HOW CAN IT BE GENOCIDE IF THEY AREN’T EVEN PEOPLE!?
TRUMP 2287!!

Anton
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Anton

#BuildThatSettlementWall

InfamousDS
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InfamousDS

But they used to be.

Jabberlove
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Jabberlove

If the opinion wasn’t stupid, openly spiteful of reality, and approaching defense of genocide I probably wouldn’t have put a Trump campaign ad at the bottom.

InfamousDS
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InfamousDS

If the joke I made had been more obvious, it would have had a meme attached. I just wish I knew what meme would have worked.

Also I was avoiding my real response, which I won’t bother explaining why I couldn’t write because by explaining it it defeats the purpose of not writing it.

Jabberlove
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Jabberlove

Oh god, we’re getting too meta for me to follow without putting on my thinking cap, and that things always chafes…

InfamousDS
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InfamousDS

I’m so meta, Google indexes me!

Anton
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Anton

Awww…. snap?

SilentPony
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SilentPony

…oh God. We ALL built giant walls around our Settlements! We’re monsters!

SilentPony
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SilentPony

Oh OH! Is it me?! Am I frosty enough?

Anton
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Anton

Not even close

Jabberlove
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Jabberlove
Since we got on the topic of Fallout 4, I’ve been meaning to tell you for some time, since it came up in something you did awhile ago, you still can’t get Codsworth to call you Chungus. But they updated the names he can say and he will do “Chun” or “Chunk” (still no “Gus”). So he can say some close things like, “Chun Humungus” or “Chun Goose.” I noticed “Chun” in the list when I was trying to come up with a funny combination of names for my character. I went with “Dick Plissken,” Snake Plissken’s Wasteland descendant. It… Read more »
CaitSeith
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CaitSeith

Probably nothing good in the Escapist. And with Greg in the hospital, the place will be as boring as it has never been.

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