Tank Soul
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Tank Soul

Looking forward playing Switch games on my PC! Bring on the emulator’s!

Appretaur
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Appretaur

I won’t be pirating anything about the Switch even though I doubt I’ll
ever get the Switch either. But I do legitimately wish I could buy
Breath of the Wild on Steam, as I never had a Wii U either. Nintendo
could have had that much of my money at least, were it not bent on
gating itself off behind entire consoles… :/

Swamp Lobster
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Swamp Lobster

Controversial opinion: I feel Jim calling out Nintendo for shutting down fan-games was extremely vindicating for me as someone who wants to make one himself, ESPECIALLY considering that, out of all the corporations that have shut down fan-games, Nintendo is the most consistently vicious about.

Wolfie
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Wolfie

What really irritates me is the people who are justifying it! Who actively argue in favor of Nintendo because… reasons? That legitimately kind of pisses me off, because they shouldn’t be defending Nintendo. It doesn’t NEED defenders, it has lawyers for that.

Not to mention the fact that, no, Nintendo does NOT have to shut down every fan game because it uses their assets. They could easily give their blessing, and still be fine. Guess what people, no, it’s not a floodgate. It’s not a matter of “if you allow one, you have to allow them all.” That’s fucking bullshit.

MJC
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MJC

Actually it is a matter of that. Go look up how trademark law works and then come back. I don’t necessarily like fan games getting shut down, but I’d rather rally against the fucked up laws Nintendo has to follow than Nintendo themselves on this one.

George
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George
But couldn’t Nintendo simply buy the fan game? Or threaten legal action if and only if the fan did not comply with Nintendo’s corporate policies? There are things in place that would respect trade law, allow Nintendo to profit, create new ideas and respect fans and even allow the fans to profit as well. There is a win win for everyone. Nintendo simply doesn’t want to pursue any of those options. Also, as Jim noted in the last JImquisitoin Nintendo itself plays fast and loose with copy write laws already why should others respect them if they are only willing… Read more »
Jecht342 .
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Jecht342 .

They could if they wanted to. Perhaps they’ve actually considered that but just haven’t found any of them worth while.

Swamp Lobster
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Swamp Lobster

AM2R, the kind of Metroid game Metroid fans have been asking for, isn’t “worth while” apparently.
lmao stop excusing Nintendo for their bullshit, dingus.

Jecht342 .
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Jecht342 .

I’m not making a judgement here. I haven’t played it. But Nintendo might not have wanted to pay for that.

Here’s a question for you: why couldn’t they have just made it without infringing on the copyright? You can’t copyright gameplay mechanics. They could have just built their own metroidvania game. Others have done so.

Swamp Lobster
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Swamp Lobster

“Why couldn’t they have made a fan game not a fan game. That way I’d actually respect it.”

Fuck off with this pedantic, moral knight bullshit and admit you respect people screaming at video games for a living more than you do what basically amounts to interactive fanart.

diamond
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diamond

Apparently not that either, he said in one of his previous posts that he has “very little respect” for most Youtubers, man that guy is a real [♪SKELETON WARRIORS♫].

Chris Schwartz-Brown
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Chris Schwartz-Brown

Do you notice no one is talking to you? Probably because rather than actually contributing to the argument you’re using sexist and homophobic slurs.

Richard Ward
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Richard Ward

They could just provide a license with tight controls to the developers of the fan game. That way they haven’t abandoned defending the trademark, so if they don’t fancy licensing it to someone then they just don’t.

Gorantharon
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Gorantharon

You are completely correct, they could, but that would either have to be a very tightly defined contract, so it could be given out to several games, or you’d need to tailor it to very single project asking to use the IP.

That’s a lot of legal workfor little to no gain for the company. You could argue it builds the brand recognition, but you coudl also argue that the company wants to have control over how the brand develops.

diamond
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diamond

this is not remotely similar to the Fine Bros thing.

Wolfie
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Wolfie
I’m not going to lie, legal stuff confuses me. But as I understand it, this isn’t a matter of trademark, so much as it’s a matter of intellectual property, which is different than trademark. But either way, again, as I understand it, Nintendo can still give their blessing to promote fan games. That does not mean some other company can suddenly start saying “well, we’re gonna use Nintendo trademark, too!” No, because Nintendo still clearly intends to use its trademarks. It’s not like, say, Fox owning certain Marvel properties, and only releasing movies just to keep the contract alive. Nintendo… Read more »
Swamp Lobster
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Swamp Lobster

Equating people making a fan-game for free to people who to the fine bros. How much of a rancid [♪SKELETON WARRIORS♫] are you, fucko?

Jecht342 .
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Jecht342 .
What if we just agree with Nintendo? I think Nintendo does a lot of shady shit, but shutting down fan games seems fair to me. They are using your IP to make their own game and distributing it for free. Not only can you make a solid argument for that potentially hurting their sales, you have to defend your copyrights to keep holding them. That’s a problem with the law, not Nintendo. If you don’t do it, some company can come along tomorrow and make their own Pokemon and cite the fact that you let another one go as their… Read more »
Swamp Lobster
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Swamp Lobster

So what you’re saying is “We should protect peoples right to scream at video games but also Nintendo’s in the right to shut down fan-games because -slippery slope fallacies-”

Just admit you think fan-games are worth less than pawn scum, you pseudo intellectual neckbeard.

Jecht342 .
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Jecht342 .
No, I think commentary is clearly covered under fair use, which means it’s legal to use footage of their games. That’s how the law works. YouTubers are legally protected, but YouTube has shitty policies that over-enforce the law so legal content can be shut down or money can be taken from those video. Nothing protects you from a company if you are just using their IP to make your own product. There is no legal protection. You don’t have a legal right to do it. On both cases, I’m siding with the law, and in both cases, I think the… Read more »
Swamp Lobster
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Swamp Lobster

Yeah, that’s what I said, you respect people screaming at video games for a living than someone making games for free out of love for a franchise. The difference here is that I summarize what takes textwalls of pedantic bullshit for you to say in order to appear smart and ethically sound when you’re really just a pseudo-intellectual hypocrite.

Jecht342 .
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Jecht342 .
Can you read? I mean, you are responding, so one assumes, but you keep saying I respect one group more than the other. That’s not actually the case. I think a lot of YouTubers are idiots. I pay attention to Jim and that’s about it, but I mostly avoid people who can be described as YouTubers. I don’t have a lot of respect for YouTubers in general. However, they do have legal protections. You can dismiss US law as “pedantic textwalls” but it protects news and commentary. ON the other hand, I have a lot of respect for people who… Read more »
Swamp Lobster
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Swamp Lobster

“I’m not respecting one group more than the other, I’m just saying one’s allowed to scream at video games but if if you make a non-profit game with mario in it, you’re the scum of the earth and the creators of AM2R are idiots for not removing the context of what’s supposed to be, as hinted in the title, a remake of Metroid 2.”

Again, fuck off with the condescending, pedantic-ridden moral knight bullshit.

Jecht342 .
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Jecht342 .
You are a hypocrite. You are accusing me of making value judgments here and moral judgments, but that’s what you’re doing. I’m just saying one thing is legal and the other is not. However, you are saying one should be okay because you approve of it, whereas the other one is just “people screaming at video games for a living.” You’re making value judgments, I’m not. You’re being some moral knight here, not me. And I said that I have a lot of respect for people who make fan games, and you interpret that as me saying they are the… Read more »
diamond
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diamond

You’re the only hypocrite here dumbfuck.

You’re the one that needs help.

Jecht342 .
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Jecht342 .

You should also go back and watch Jim’s video on this. His point was that Nintendo was being hypocritical for treating their property one way and other people’s property another way. You are doing the same exact thing, just in reverse.

diamond
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diamond

not really no

diamond
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diamond

can you read? I doubt it.

You don’t have a lot of respect for Youtubers? No wonder you’re such a moron. Fuck off, what are you jealous that they make more money then you?

diamond
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diamond

you are wrong

Wolfie
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Wolfie
I’ve heard the “potentially hurting sales,” and I find it to be a weak argument at best, with very little to stand on. And as for the “defending copyright,” again, as I understand it, you can still allow people to use your intellectual property and still be protected. You do not have to viciously and unapologetically defend it 100% against every and anything. Law is typically not zero tolerance, there is leniency and context is taken into consideration. Some fan who uses your stuff with your blessing is simply not the same as a rival company violating your copyright by… Read more »
Jecht342 .
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Jecht342 .
I actually agree with you that the idea that it would hurt sales is weak. However, when you take it with the defending copyright argument, it’s stronger. And, I would point out that this is a remake of a game Nintendo does still sell. I mean, if you put out your free and illegal version of the first Halo, would you expect Microsoft to let that go when they are selling the thing in the form of the MC Collection? As for defending your copyright, you do have to do that to keep it. It’s kind of a dumb part… Read more »
Wolfie
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Wolfie
Actually, let’s look at that. MC Collection consists of 4 games, each anniversary editions, so I’ll use those dates. MC Collection itself came out in 2014. The earliest, Halo 1 anniversary edition, was released in 2011, so let’s use that as the cutoff date. MC Collection is on sale on the Microsoft store for $30. That’s $7.50 per each game, the earliest dating back to 2011. Metroid II was released for the GameBoy in 1991. It’s currently on available in the 3DS Virtual Console for $4 per 2011. That’s half the price of each game in MC Collection. Now before… Read more »
Gorantharon
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Gorantharon
You don’t forfeit it, but you have to realise that if you allow one element of your IP to be used without explicit permission you do get into problems when you try to disallow a use by someone else. Mario will still be a Nintendo property, but if you allowed a fan made Mario game to exist without making contractual arrangements then the next one coming along can argue that they should be afforded similar leeway and unless they hurt the IP they have a case. Sure, Nintendo could hand out a permission to use the IP in the case… Read more »
Gorantharon
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Gorantharon

>Law is typically not zero tolerance

The problem here is that IP law in some countries, especially the US, is problematic. You either defend your IP against ALL uses to keep control or allow anyone to make some use of it.

Essentially, they have to make a contract with every user of their IP, stipulating the exact allowed uses. or someone else can come along and try to use elements of your IP on the basis that you loosened control over it the last time you allowed unsupervised use.

The joys of precedent law.

diamond
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diamond

No it’s fucking bullshit, you don’t see Sega doing this shit with Sonic fan games.

Miles Saintborough
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Miles Saintborough

No, but they did force the fans that made the Streets of Rage remake to yank the game offline, which pissed me off a lot cause I loved those games and Sega has done fuck all with the IP. At least there’s mirrors to get a copy. Why they give Sonic a free pass is beyond me.

diamond
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diamond

With Streets of Rage it was probably because the remake came out shortly after the IOS version of SoR, so it was just another case of Sega trying to drive people to their stuff, I guess with Sonic they figure people will buy the games no matter what, so it’s pointless trying to stop fan-made stuff.

Gorantharon
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Gorantharon

Um, SEGA has issued takedown notices towards anyone making videos about Shining Force, that inlcuded videos just discussing the games with no gameplay shown, actually destroying channels for no better reason than bumping their own trailers of a new release in the search rankings on Youtube.

They’re really not much better, just a different kind of assholish.

diamond
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diamond
I’m well aware of that, but that’s not what I was talking about, I was only talking about fan games, not DMCA claims, and my point is that you never Sega take a hardline stance against say Sonic fan games like Nintendo does against Metroid and Pokemon fangames. I think Sega are far better then Nintendo, as unlike the big N, they haven’t really been copyright claim happy since the Shining Force incident, the bad publicity they got stopped them from ever pulling that shit again. Plus like Jim said Sega haven’t blacklisted him, they said the reason why was… Read more »
MJC
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MJC

Here’s a suggestion: Don’t make a fan game in the first place. Make your own original idea inspired by whatever it is you wanted to make a fan game of.

diamond
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diamond

here’s a suggestion for you, don’t be a dickhead.

Swamp Lobster
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Swamp Lobster
Here’s a suggestion, don’t defend corporations that don’t need some random whiteknight protecting them. This shit is exactly the kind of shit that makes me cringe. You people are literally going “Corporations are in the right for shutting down love letters to their IPs but GOD FORBID they shut down videos of my youtuber of choice screaming at video games #WTFY” Shove your selective reaction shit up your ass if you’re not just as offended when fan-games get shut down as you are when random internet reviewer gets screwed over by Nintendo. It’s so fucked up how you people respect… Read more »
Jecht342 .
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Jecht342 .
So, even if someone has a different opinion they shouldn’t express it? And if we think a company is wrong for doing one thing, they must also be wrong for doing something completely different? Even if in one case the law is on their side and in the other case the law is against them? Fan games are illegal. At least distributing them is. However, using Nintendo’s footage from trailers or taking your own footage from their games and using it is legal, if it is covered on fair use. This isn’t even complex legal jargon. It’s just that on… Read more »
Swamp Lobster
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Swamp Lobster
“So, even if someone has a different opinion they shouldn’t express it?” Oh here we go with the typical “zomg how DARE you censor him by criticizing what he said :'(” bullshit, because it’s not “having a different opinion” when it doesn’t blindly whiteknight Nintendo when groups like Sega have let fans do fan-games without any problems from either party.. This will be fun >Implying shutting down fan-games, no matter the context, is different from shit like Nintendo’s Content ID bullshit. >You should be able to scream about games on the internet and get a profit out of it, but… Read more »
Jecht342 .
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Jecht342 .
I never accused you of censorship, and I get annoyed at those people who scream “CENCORSHIP!” at the drop of a hat. However, you said no one should defend them because they are a corporation. That’s dumb as hell. Here’s what you’re not getting: Nintendo does own their IP, so those games are infringing on it. However, the YouTubers own those videos, as long as they fall under the fair use exemptions. I’m the one arguing the logically consistent point here, not you. I think the person who owns the content has rights over it. When the YouTuber is having… Read more »
diamond
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diamond

idiot, quit sucking Nintendo’s dick

Chris Schwartz-Brown
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Chris Schwartz-Brown

And once again, right to the homophobia rather than bothering with an argument.

Andrzej Sugier
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Andrzej Sugier
I’m with you on this one Chris. Even if it’s not malicious, creators of fan games DO benefit greatly from the original IP recognition. A recognizable brand is a product, one that takes a long time to create, and can be very,very expansive to maintain. It shouldn’t be such a weird idea, that some companies are not so keen to then share that product with others, especially for free. Some companies are, some are not, but you have no right to expect them to. It’s kind of like making Chinese knock-off brands, so people take interest in the first place,… Read more »
Chris Schwartz-Brown
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Chris Schwartz-Brown

Oh, I don’t actually care about the fan game issue. I just wanted to call diamond out on being a piece of shit troll.

Andrzej Sugier
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Andrzej Sugier

Well, it IS a case I can get behind.

Eric
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Eric

I can’t listen to these any more…. Used to one of the highlights if my week, rapidly degenerating into A: people who can’t even be assed to be interesting anymore and B: the Roosterteeth podcast in that it’s not even about video games for half of it anymore. Very disappointing.

diamond
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diamond

Fuck off loser, Jim and the others are plenty interesting.

Tank Soul
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Tank Soul

Why do you have to attack everyone who has a different opinion to you? Your a regular bitter little troll arn’t you?

MJC
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MJC

You’re here shitting on the podcast and then calling somebody else a troll? Pot calling the kettle black, anyone?

Tank Soul
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Tank Soul

I didn’t write the original comment, was just defending Eric’s right to have one. I think it was a fair criticism, less video game talk in the podcast then there used to be. It was hardly offensive and Jim and the gang DO want feedback, since they mention it every week.

diamond
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diamond

They want actual constructive criticism though, and that really wasn’t it.

I see that happen a lot with Total Biscuit, where a lot of the criticism is just plain bad.

drownedsummer
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drownedsummer

It isn’t but also isn’t a comment from someone who hates Jim either or the podcast.

Chris Schwartz-Brown
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Chris Schwartz-Brown

“bad criticism”, you mean like just calling someone a sexist or homophobic slur and then not bothering to say anything else constructive.

Yeah, those kinds of posters are fucking awful, aren’t they.

diamond
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diamond

Damn right, I don’t know why people who hate Podquisition even bother commenting on here.

diamond
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diamond

you’re the only “bitter troll” I see here dumbfuck, I just don’t see why people who hate Jim even bother posting on here.

George
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George
You do make a good point. For a video game podcast sometimes there is not much video game talk but I respectfully disagree. I think that there is still enough talk about video games in most of this series. I would also say that the Podcast needs to (occasionally) expand beyond its original mandate to stay interesting and relevant. I don’t mind when they stray off into “whatever” territory as long as it’s entertaining and even if it does go into more of the serious stuff (ex Stanley Parable podcast) I think that’s fine. Perhaps in the future Laura may… Read more »
George
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George

And I thought I would put this in as an afterthought.

Sorry to presume the roles of the people in the show. Based on what I’ve heard you guys talking about. It looks (to me) like Laura is the Director/Editor and Jim is more so in a Producer role. I don’t know if you guys have codified that but that’s the premise of my comment.

drownedsummer
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drownedsummer

I think that’s suggesting more structure and organisation to it than it actually has though. While Laura does put together a basic topic list I don’t it’s much more than that. Considering that they’ve barely touched on user questions for several of the recent episodes. None of that’s a criticism of the podcast but is generally just three people discuss things for an hour or more.

Laura does the sound editing which I’ve always found curious that one member of the team who does audio mixing on a weekly if not quite possibly daily basis isn’t the one doing that.

drownedsummer
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drownedsummer

This has always been a podcast where a lot of the discussion isn’t about videogames.

Gurphardt
Guest

SLAMMIN’ that disagree button

Kyle Pierce
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Kyle Pierce

Wish From Software would make a Berserk game.

Christoph Brinkmann
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Christoph Brinkmann

Pretty sure there’s at least one winner on here who’s going to say “Well Nintendo is a Japanese company and the people who made Binding of Isaac are Americans, so Nintendo couldn’t have known the problems they had” or some such rubbish.

Internet works over in Japan, kid(s.) They could’ve looked that up and found the answer in a matter of seconds.

Allan Weallans
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Allan Weallans

I’ll eat anything you’ve mentioned, but I’ll tell you what, people who put mushrooms in a fry-up can get fucked. Actually people who put mushrooms in anything are wrong and should feel ashamed of their words and deeds.

Or rather I should say, I’ll eat anything you mentioned in the bit about breakfast. I don’t particularly want to eat a dildo cake or a, er, ‘used’ banana.

Rachel McVeigh
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Rachel McVeigh

Mushrooms in a fry-up is an Ulster Fry. At least every time I’ve been in Northern Ireland and got an Ulster Fry it came with mushrooms.

I love how all the regional frys are similar (sausage, bacon, toast, eggs, black & white pudding) but then have like 1 or 2 extra items that shocks a person from a different region.

drownedsummer
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drownedsummer

I keep reading that as Oyster. Admittedly I would eat that.

Otherhand
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Otherhand

But mushrooms are a normal part of a fry-up in England too! Recently I’ve had people insisting “shitehawk” is only Irish too, and that was part of my childhood (and I’m fairly old).

Rachel McVeigh
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Rachel McVeigh

oh ok – I always thought mushrooms with fried soda bread/bread ment an Ulster Fry.

A Southern Irish Fry doesn’t generally have mushrooms although you can have them.

I wonder if anyone really knows the difference.

Terriosaurus Hex
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Terriosaurus Hex

Were you attacked by a gang of disgruntled mushrooms in your crib? I have never seen such shroom hate before. We must delve deeper!

Allan Weallans
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Allan Weallans

I could say something about having been a Sega kid and subconsciously relating mushrooms with Nintendo, but the truth is I hated mushrooms long before that.

That said, maybe I was a Sega kid because the Mushroom Kingdom sounds like something out of my nightmares.

Terriosaurus Hex
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Terriosaurus Hex

Those fly agaric shrooms do certainly make things a little more… challenging. So the fear/hate is marginally better justified. 😉

Andrzej Sugier
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Andrzej Sugier

Heh, I remember sitting at a restaurant with an associate of mine, having a polite conversation. and when a waiter brought a mushrom soup,he suddenly went “Fuck mushrooms. I fucking HATE mushrooms. They can eat shit and die”, and carried on like nothing happened.

So, either thinly veiled mushrom hate is a thing among some people, or I’ve met Allan Weallans IRL

Michael Campbell
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Michael Campbell

I love black pudding and grilled tomato 😛

SocialJusticeMageZERO
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SocialJusticeMageZERO
Jim Sterling
Guest

Where the heck is this from!?

Otherhand
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Otherhand

I can’t link because the message will go to the pit, but if you look for “mon” on Wikipedia, you’ll find it.

Toby Gleeson-Stack
Guest
Toby Gleeson-Stack

From wiki:
Japanese family crest for kabuki actors “Kotobuki Ebi”, depicting a Japanese spiny lobster using a kanji “壽” (kotobuki, the old glyph of “寿”, happiness)

Drake Warnock
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Drake Warnock

Jim, speaking as one of the two people who listen to this, the only reason why we’d ever not want to hear about your back or any other problem you’ve had is because we feel sad when sad things happen to you.

Otherhand
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Otherhand

As the other person who listens, I have to admit that I sleep through most of it. It’s safe to whinge as far as I’m concerned too, given that it’s only 50/50 if I’ll hear that bit.

Toby Gleeson-Stack
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Toby Gleeson-Stack

The Irish breakfast has white pudding as well as the black pudding.

I love both

Otherhand
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Otherhand

You should probably make it clear to international listeners who’ve just been introduced to a pudding made of blood that white pudding isn’t what they’re thinking it is.

Toby Gleeson-Stack
Guest
Toby Gleeson-Stack

Unless it actually is! (dramatic musical sting)

David Sayers
Guest
David Sayers

As someone who eats the fried tomato on a full-English I am appalled by the lack of representation on this podcast.

Blood pudding can get fucked though. I don’t care what it tastes like, it looks like a bowel-cancer shit.

Chicken008
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Chicken008

Why does everyone want 1-2 Switch to be a pack in? I’d rather have the option of spending an extra $50 than have it forced upon me.

MJC
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MJC

They want it to be a pack in at the same $300 price, not a pack in for a higher price.

drownedsummer
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drownedsummer

Because it’s a blatant tech demo like Playstation Worlds, which should also not have been sold seperatly. Granted I’m glad it isn’t for when I eventually buy a Switch it isn’t even large enough to be used as a coaster.

Geebun
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Geebun

Nobody wants the console to be more expensive because it’s included. It would just be a smart business decision for it to be included. It could easily be the Wii Sport or Nintendoland of the generation. It gives you something to play out of the box, it’s multiplayer to show your new console to your friends and it showcases the new technologies the console has to offer.

I’m sure some people will buy it at its launch price but it seems way too gimmicky and limited to be a 40$ standalone title for me.

diamond
Guest
diamond
I think Nintendo will be a much better company once they inevitably go third-party, cause as a console manufacturer I have to say they’ve really sucked since the latter days of the Wii and they are already making the same mistakes with the Switch that they made with the Wii U:http://www(DOT)polygon(DOT)com/2017/2/17/14260808/nintendo-switch-online-platform-worries Thanks for not judging people for pre-ordering Jim, I pre-order because it’s convenient for me. A few weeks ago some clerks in my local Gamestop were talking about how they had three Switch pre-order cancellations(wasn’t sure if they were cancelled due to customers cancelling them or due to Nintendo… Read more »
drownedsummer
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drownedsummer

People have been suggesting Nintendo will go the way of Sega for over a decade and it still hasn’t happened and likely won’t.

Uldi
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Uldi

As long as their hand-helds are so dominate, Nintendo will be fine.

George
Guest
George

I would love to see them dive further into handhelds

drownedsummer
Guest
drownedsummer

Yeah I can’t see them killing specific handheld support.

George
Guest
George

I don’t either, but like Laura said,it all depends on how the Switch sells. If t feels great it will replace the 3DS and if not? Well….who knows?
Although, I would not be surprised if a new “3DSwitch” is released in a few years in either case.

diamond
Guest
diamond

Not necessarily so.

drownedsummer
Guest
drownedsummer

If handheld sales make up for shortfalls in console sales that would be the case.

diamond
Guest
diamond

You don’t know that for sure as you’re not psychic, just cause it has not happened yet does not automatically mean it never ever will. If the Switch fails Nintendo’s shareholders will not be happy and that will likely be the end of their days of making consoles.

So no it is not “very unlikely” at all, people who believe that Nintendo is somehow untouchable are deluding themselves.

George
Guest
George

And they’re already experimenting with developing things for mobile and Apple. That Fire Emblem game and Mario Run…

diamond
Guest
diamond

Exactly, that’s why it would make sense for Nintendo to go in that direction.

drownedsummer
Guest
drownedsummer

They’ll more than likely continue doing so but it’s just going to be a third market and not a replacement for an existing one.

Chris Schwartz-Brown
Guest
Chris Schwartz-Brown

Except they still make more than enough money on their handhelds not to. All they’ll do is release a new handheld, pull back from home consoles for a while, and they’ll be fine. Unlike Microsoft and Sony they don’t lose huge amounts of money on console sales, and they have large amounts of operating capital on hand. Basically, there’s no reason to believe they’re in trouble except that you, personally, don’t like them.

drownedsummer
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drownedsummer

And neither do you but you’ve not mentioned that have you.

diamond
Guest
diamond

Never said they were “a certainty” just that they are very likely, I don’t envision the Switch doing well and I think it’s very likely it will be Nintendo’s last console.

drownedsummer
Guest
drownedsummer

You said inevitably go third party. You’re free to envision the Switch not doing well but it’s doubtful it will be their last console and such statements are not any different from the exact same statements made about all their previous consoles which didn’t turn out to be the case then either.

diamond
Guest
diamond

Not really doubtful at all considering their games lineup for the year is looking very bad combined with their boneheaded decisions like only letting you have ONE fucking NES or SNES game per month.

Nobody really said that about their previous consoles.

drownedsummer
Guest
drownedsummer

Yes it is doubtful because it would based on more than just the initial performance. Yes, they have said it about previous consoles as it’s been a consistent statement for sometime regarding Nintendo. A statement that never ends up occuring.

diamond
Guest
diamond

Fanboy detected.

drownedsummer
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drownedsummer
Why because I’m criticizing the flaws in your statement and pointing out that if such a decision was made it be would based on just a single element of performance and not based on multiple factors over time?. You do realise there are flaws in your statement right? I’m not stating that out of a love for Nintendo. I was reasonably interested in the Switch well Breath of the Wild at least until the launch price, the lack of anything else that appeals at launch, that the fact that Nintendo have once again focused on making a gimicky machine instead… Read more »
diamond
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diamond

You do realize your statement was bullshit?

Just cause Nintendo has “capital” does not mean they can keep making consoles infinitely, as Haedox has said in his videos, Nintendo has shareholders to answer to, and if the Switch does not deliver on sales I don’t see them allowing Nintendo to make another console.

You don’t seem to know what “fanboy” means you complete moron.

Defending films and games I like that other people do not like does not make me a “fanboy” you fucking idiot, but blindly defending corporations that only want your money certainly does.

drownedsummer
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drownedsummer
And when in exactly in any of that did I blindly defend a corporation? I made two points. 1) That suggestion of Nintendo going the way of Sega is nothing new and has been stated rather consistently with each new console generation. If your stating it’s bullshit then are you claiming this is a new point and has not been made before about Nintendo? Could it happen? Possibly but as I stated above I would suspect it would be based on a consistent series of financial failures in terms of consoles. As much as you want to dismiss it the… Read more »
drewbrew
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drewbrew

So… what was the song they were singing at the beginning?

drownedsummer
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drownedsummer

On the subject of pre-orders. So I think perhaps pre-order culture has reached the point of being very fucking silly. I walked past Waterstones and noticed them advertising Philip Pullman’s return to the Northern Lights setting with a new trilogy…. out in October not even a cover for it yet.

I’ll order it on Amazon a week before release thanks.

Nitrium
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Nitrium

People will pre-order anything. AMD’s new Ryzen CPU is all but sold out everywhere due to pre-order madness. Who would have thought AMD still had so many fans? Why would anyone buy an expensive CPU without a single official review or benchmark (the NDA doesn’t lift until March 2nd)?

drownedsummer
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drownedsummer

Does it do virtualization?

Nitrium
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Nitrium

I believe all AMD CPUs have “AMD-V”, which works with VMWare,
Ryzen is a pretty interesting CPU: 8 physical cores, 16 threads, and a similar (if not higher) IPC than Intel’s best, at about the same price as Intel’s current high-end 4 core 8 thread chips.

InfamousDS
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InfamousDS

I can see why it would be sold out. The number of cores alone, not counting threads, makes any kind of data exchange trivial.

drownedsummer
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drownedsummer

I’m basing it on project I did at work where I used Microsoft’s Virtual PC to emulate XP, which was very intermittent and was put down to the base machine using an AMD chip. When we tried it with machines using Intel chips it worked without any problems. It could just be that the AMD chips didn’t work well with the MS software though which considering it’s freeware wouldn’t surprise me.

George
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George
Haven’t listened to the whole episode yet. Just got through the beginning. Jim, I just want to say congratulations on the dismissal. I’m sure it’s a load off. Also, regarding talking about your life and chronic pain, I liked those talks. I also have chronic pain due to an injury. I’m actually going into surgery this Tuesday after a year since the original injury. It was nice to hear about another person’s experience with it and inspiring to see another person still keep going and working and doing his best in spite of it. Thank you and I hope that… Read more »
Dream gazer
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Dream gazer

I can’t remember the specific details of the Isaac thing, but I recall problems with the game being discussed on another podcast recently. Something to do with balance issues or bugs after the most recent update in the PC version that resulted in a lot of negative feedback and made the game less fun for a lot of players. Apparently the devs are working on this currently.

It’s very possible that they’ve delayed the game in order to work out those issues before release. Seems silly to not announce it if that’s the reason though.

Chapomon
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“Rubber up, kids. You don’t have it, it’s just a banana.” -Jim Sterling

Actually, rubber up banana if you’re sharing it with friend. 🙂

InfamousDS
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InfamousDS

Right, so I posted this joke thing on the preview video about how the podcast would be Jim celebrating and it not being posted in the morning because Laura couldn’t edit out the celebrating. That was before it actually posted.

I knew a lawsuit was hard on anyone, but… damn. Now I feel bad for making fun.

drownedsummer
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drownedsummer

Considering Jim’s statement which was written after this was recorded Jim’s reaction isn’t that surprising.

InfamousDS
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InfamousDS

As I don’t have a Twitter, and couldn’t check it at work even if I did, I wasn’t aware they recorded before normal (the day before) until you said so. I had no way of knowing the timeline within the means available to me.

drownedsummer
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drownedsummer

The timeline’s mentioned in the podcast though. Jim mentions writing a statement about it after they finish recording. The only part I got from twitter was Laura asking for questions on Tuesday.

So far at the point of just over an hour in the reason for the early recording hasn’t been mentioned yet.

InfamousDS
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InfamousDS

Unless the order of events is wrong in my mind, you told me they recorded early 2 hours before the podcast was posted and after I had already made the joke post (as it was a response to the joke).

drownedsummer
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drownedsummer

The statement was already up though at that point where Jim’s tone was one of weariness and not jubilation.

InfamousDS
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InfamousDS

Yes, 2 days before the podcast and 1 day before it is normally recorded. 24 hours is a long-time to reflect on something, even as large as this. He had posted the preview for the Jimquisition the same day as they normally record, and it implied he was done being somber and was ready to turn a negative into a positive.

drownedsummer
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drownedsummer

Sorry I didn’t mean for that to turn into a heated discussion. I generally like the weird tangent discussions we occasionally have.

So changing the subject entirely I’ve restarted FF15 and hit level 33 at the end of chapter 2 and killed the Bandersnatch near Hammerhead at level 22.

InfamousDS
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InfamousDS

Let me know if it still spawns in the dungeon where you are supposed to fight it. I was curious, but got impatient and left Leide. The combat music in Duscae was just too tempting.

drownedsummer
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drownedsummer

Which dungeon is meant to spawn in? Discovering it comes as quite a shock early on if you decide to wander around Leide picking up food stuff and then stumble on a level 38 monster when you’re probably 30 levels below it at the first point you can fight it.

InfamousDS
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InfamousDS

Malmalam Thicket, the dungeon that a certain someone wants to go see when they go tripping with the gang. I need to replay XV and NOT do quite literally everything available in chapters 1 and 3. I missed out on a few story sequences thanks to having already been to places and did the things.

Also the Scepter is just badass. It combines all the other Royal Arms together in its combos, and it’s warp strike utterly destroys Spiracorn Horns, making for very easy money.

SirRichard
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SirRichard

The lawsuit ending about a week or so after the announcement of Steam Greenlight’s execution date is…poetic, I guess is the word. The most ridiculous and extreme shithead developers born out of Greenlight have their shittiest and most desperate move to silence a critic shut down, and any avenue to repeat it closed, right as the bastard den that spawned them burns down. Like the end of a saga.

Super Bomberman R isn’t a re-release of anything, it’s a new game. I know the Switch launch isn’t up to much and Konami is Konami, but be fair, credit where it’s due.

Benj
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Benj

Next week Konami will declare bankrupty and give all their IP away to Kojima productions.

diamond
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diamond

I think Nintendo will be a much better company once they inevitably go third-party, cause as a console manufacturer I have to say they really suck, and they are already making the same mistakes with the Switch that they made with the Wii U:http://www(DOT)polygon(DOT)com/2017/2/17/14260808/nintendo-switch-online-platform-worries

Alex Wheatley
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Alex Wheatley

I worked a few years as a Secondary school teacher, and was utterly appalled that the kids in my class were born *after the year 2000*. They were old enough to be wearing blazers and ties at work *but literally didn’t exist when the new millennium came in*. That made me feel seriously old.

Jabberlove
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Jabberlove

Jim I found something you’ll love in Berserk and the Band of the Hawk. During those loading screens you can control Puck and make him attack the “Now Loading…” text hilariously.

J Resurrección
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J Resurrección

Laura saying “video games” to try to talk about video games always reminds me of good old Holmes from golden age of podtoid.

SilentPony
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SilentPony

In honor of your victory Jim, I am not going to complain about anything in this podcast.
Also I might play some Bloodborne tonight.

Nemrex
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Nemrex

This is gonna sound awfully self-defeating, but when I finish a Dark Souls game for the first time I turn down the in-game volume and listen to a podcast for the second playthrough.

For some reason, Sunbroing while listening to people talk about games/paranormal/life/butts is just very zen for me.

SilentPony
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SilentPony

I’d actually be worried to try that because of the sound make-up and cues in the game. A demon dog running up behind me and I can’t hear it?! Woof!

Anton
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Anton

I do that, but with music.

SilentPony
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SilentPony

I’m gonna nerd myself out, but…I do that with YouTube 40k Battle reports and episodes of MLP

drownedsummer
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drownedsummer

There’s also What if the Emperor had a text to speech device. I really should have ordered those Horus Heresy books a few days ago instead of this morning.

SilentPony
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SilentPony

Oh? Which books?

drownedsummer
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drownedsummer

Battle for the Abyss, Mechanicum & Tales of Heresy. I finished Legion last night.

SilentPony
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SilentPony

Abyss is good, never read Mechanicum and Tales of Heresy has some interesting little stories to it. You’ll enjoy that one!

drownedsummer
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drownedsummer

I’m slightly apprehensive towards Abyss as I didn’t enjoy Galaxy in Flames as much as I did the first two. Still good but one I enjoyed the least out of the first seven I’m taking a break after book ten as I only started reading them in December.

If you’ve not watched it I’d recommend checking out If the Emperor had a text to speech device on Youtube.

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