Podquisition Episode 126: Peter Molyneux Bangs Peter Moore… David Cage Watches

It’s easy as one, two, six!

This week, Buster Keaton faces the ultimate challenge, Pathfinder Ryder needs a damn cellphone, and Bayonetta is on PC now.

Also, the Scorpio is still a thing, The Sexy Brutale is brilliant, and Peter Moore is so naughty!

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  • Jamesworkshop

    You don’t really get many games like Bayonetta on PC but it has kind of lost that thunder, I feel, having come out so soon after Automata.
    Major plus point on the price point of it though.

    • Chris Schwartz-Brown

      Platinum are getting pretty good about their PC ports though. I quite enjoyed Metal Gear Rising on the PC, and I heard okay things about their Transformers game on there.

    • RedWolf

      It’s just a shame that the chances of us getting a PC port of the fantastic Bayonetta 2 are pretty much zero, since it’s a Nintendo exclusive.
      Then again, Nintendo are branching into mobile games, so it’s not impossible…

      • Allan Weallans

        I said this in relation to something else recently, but remember Mass Effect was originally an Xbox 360 exclusive published by Microsoft.

        I don’t know what kind of deal EA had to work out to let them publish it on PC (I don’t think their purchase of BioWare alone would do that), but they did.

        • Anton

          Problem is, Nintendo is way more protective of their IP.

        • RedWolf

          Fair point. It would be a good business move for Nintendo to license a PC port of Bayo 2, but how many good business moves have they made recently?

      • drownedsummer

        Those are two different things though. While they may be making mobile games their first party games or ones they funded so they were exclusive are will remain so.

  • Tank Soul

    Ahhhhahahaha havnt even started listening and i pissed myself reading the title. Best title ever….

  • Tank Soul

    I can just imagine David cage shouting “Eeeeemotions” in a staggered, drawn out voice just before he cums

  • Jamesworkshop

    The Sexy Brutale (Bizarro World Hitman)

    • GloatingSwine

      Unhitman.

  • Martin Birch

    I’m definitely buying The Sexy Brutale this weekend. The concept makes me think of Ghost Trick which is still an all-times favourite of mine. If it’s anywhere near as good as that was then I’ll be very happy indeed…

  • Raging Raving

    Wonder if Crackdown 3 will end up being cancelled as well, hope not..

    • galactix100

      I’ve been thinking it has since other than the announcement 3-4 years ago we’ve heard nothing.

      • Raging Raving

        Yeah to be honest I won’t be surprised.

        • galactix100

          That said a quick search turned up very recent articles saying that news is coming. Maybe MS are saving it to show off the Scorpio at E3.

    • drownedsummer

      Although we’ll still be getting Sea of Thieves for some reason.

  • iThinkMyCatIsAFlea

    If Peter Molycube did bang Peter ‘on-disc dlc’ Moore and somehow Moore became pregnant, ‘cos unscience, do you think they’d name it Peter or Petra?

  • Andrzej Sugier

    Can someone explaining to me why Bayonnetta just came to PC? Like, at this moment? What motivated them to port their old title and sell it for cheap? Do they try to capitalise on Nier’s success? Dom’t get me wrong, it makes me very happy, but its such a confusing move.

    • SilentPony

      Nintendo is probably wanting Bayonnetta Triple-D for the Nintendo Switch, so they’re dipping a toe into the waters to see if Bayonnetta is still ‘ironically’ sexist, therefore outrage free.

      • George

        I would not be surprised if there was some kind of deal with Nintendo regarding this.
        Bayonetta has a strong cult following and exposing more people to original game works kind of like advertising.

    • Janio

      Probably somebody need some cash ? Who knows so stranges its just showed up. Lets hope Bayonneta 2 from wii can get ported to PC some day.

  • Rueben Jones

    The sprinkler I pictured was Willem Dafoe’s head on a skeleton made out of garden hose, but with Gavin’s luxurious hair.

  • SilentPony

    Okay I’m 15mins and I have no idea what you’re on about. Did you like hit record early and this is still pre-show randomness?
    It feels exceptionally non sequitur this week.

    • Chris Schwartz-Brown

      You mean it sounds like basically every other episode? Why do you still listen?

      • SilentPony

        Because despite their best efforts to the contrary, when this video game podcast actually talks about video games it’s very interesting.

        • darksteel6

          Yes I tend to tune out for the first 10 minutes or so when they go on random tangents that have nothing to do with video games.

        • drownedsummer

          As someone who has also listened to every episode those moments are also some best of moments of the podcast and have been a staple element of it since the beginning.

          • SilentPony

            Its gotten worse. There’s more filler, more random tangents. It used to be “Oh, video game butts!” and “I wonder what Elcor see Asari tits as?”
            Now its jizz sandwiches and non-sequiturs.

          • drownedsummer

            So exactly as it always has been then? You’re expecting something which is never going to be delivered the podcast has always featured such humor and has from the start and always will. How much they end up discussing such things is going to vary episode from episode but it’s always going to feature .

          • SilentPony

            No, its gotten worse. Like I said the sex talk used to be about video game character. Who they wanted in what holes, who has a better butt, who’s more hung Nathan Drake or Shepard, etc…
            Now its just Hasbro after Dark with obscure toy lines, clown spunk, and obscure 80s British New Wave Retro-Neo bands everyone never cared about.

            Its. Gotten. Worse.

          • drownedsummer

            It really hasn’t and what does it matter if when they do go off on a random tangent it’s not game related? There are plenty of episodes and not just recent ones where the tangents have not been related to gaming.

          • YoDude

            Jesus. Do you know how to be a fun human being? Is that progtamming on locked away on your hard drive somewhere?

            They’re Web personalities chilling. It’s their show.

            Idgaf if you pay a million split even between their patrons you still don’t get to tell them what to do.

            Christ. All of you super serious video game dudes make me want a cigarette.

  • Terriosaurus Hex

    We can’t have an adult joke involving a sprinkler just yet.

    It’s before the watershed.

    *Soggy tumbleweed*

    I shouldn’t comment this early.

  • Jabberlove

    29:35 Jim, The Witness was not a straightforward puzzle game. You did not even notice the environmental puzzles when you played it.

    • darksteel6

      Still sounds like a dull game.

      • Sir Alexander XXVII

        I totally get why but personally I feel like the Witness has achieved a perfection in game design few games have. The idea of line based puzzles is so simple yet the game manages to keep it interesting and introduce new things all the time. The way it teaches you how things work without any text is a complete opposite to the way some games have to explicitly tell you what to do all the time.
        You still have to be a fan of simple logic based puzzles to enjoy The Witness of course. There is more to it but I doubt someone who only looks for the puzzles that require a creative solution will enjoy it all that much.

        • darksteel6

          Yahtzee’s review pretty much convinced me that the game was not for me at all.

      • Jabberlove

        It was a dull game, and in many ways infuriatingly lacking in payoff. But Jim missed half of what the game was about.

  • InfamousDS

    I’ll share my suicide prevention tip: Have bills or other non-personal obligations. Adult Responsibility is a surprising motivator for holding on to life, if for no other reason than the realization that if you give up now, your shit stays behind to make life even worse for those who just lost you.

    I mean, it’s why I’m not dead yet.

    • Terriosaurus Hex

      A dog or a cat also. Actually, best start with a pot plant first, just in case of relapses. But definitely not a kid.

      • InfamousDS

        I have a dachshund. 90% of the reason I can drag myself out of bed is that he is soft and warm, and loves to meet me at the door when I get home.

        • SmaMan

          I’ve become a cat parent of two over the past year. Living on my own is kind of a new thing for me, (closest friends/relatives being 5hrs away) and living with them has made me feel a whole lot happier than when I was by myself.

    • Paul!

      Exercise, eat healthy and take vitamins. Those are the first things that people should start doing when they feel depressed.

      • Anton

        Those things require the motivation that depression robs you of.

        • InfamousDS

          And yet, I’ve somehow managed to not drink a 20 ounce soda in almost 14 months and have kept my calorie count in check on most days for 10 of them.

          The moral is that weight loss doesn’t help everyone. You have to be excited for the accomplishment itself, which is dulled a bit when its a choice of “die painfully and early, die of old age, or die in a way of your choosing that is still early”.

          • Paul!

            I just bring it up because they are physical things that can be done relatively easily when compared to trying to force yourself to view life differently, or waiting for something to happen to you that you can get excited about.

            I wasn’t even thinking about weight loss, I was thinking more about getting nutrients to your body and brain.

          • InfamousDS

            I’ve found that 100% juice gummy candies or just fruits in general are very mentally soothing while not being horrible for you. I guess that’s closer to what you are referring.

          • Anton

            Holy shit, I love those things. Great pick-me-ups when I’m not feeling muy bueno.

          • InfamousDS

            Miracle of modern science that. Gelatin, juice, and maybe some sugra for body and sweetness. Can practically make it homemade if you aren’t as lazy as I am.

          • Anton

            I’m very lazy, and triply so when the depression returns.

          • InfamousDS

            It feels amazing talking to kindred spirits. DAMN YOU PODQUISITION FOR BEING ACCURATE ABOUT FINDING LIKE MINDS!!!!11!!!11

          • Paul!

            Yeah, it’s just as simple step in the right direction.

        • George

          It is a clinically proven treatment for depression. It usually takes a therapist or doctor directly confronting the patient, through. As well as some kind of support network consisting of people willing to challenge the depressed person.

          • Anton

            I’m not saying that it doesn’t work; I’m saying that exercising, dieting, or doing anything that helps with depression can be very difficult for those afflicted.

          • darksteel6

            My motivation is seeing my rewards for the people I give money to on Patreon, I often pay people like Rap Critic, Rocked Reviews, Cartoon Hero and currently Rowdy C to review stuff that i’m interested. I love that I actually have a say in what some content creators review, to me that’s more then enough motivation to keep going.

    • Nitrium

      Really? Debt and bills are like number 14 on this list of common CAUSES of suicide!
      http://mentalhealthdaily(DOT)com/2014/07/23/15-common-causes-of-suicide-why-do-people-kill-themselves/

      • InfamousDS

        I call it “guilt prevention”. The bills themselves may cause stress enough to kill, but since suicide is by design selfish, taking the time to think over the consequences can actually make you stop from doing it.

        • Nitrium

          That suicide is “by design” selfish is also incorrect. Many people take their own lives to EASE the burden they perceive as having on their family, e.g. someone who is terminally ill or severely disabled. Also there can be an insurance fraud angle (see Arthur Miller’s play “Death of a Salesman”), again suicide to help your family, not yourself.

          • InfamousDS

            I know where, how , and the time of day I would like to do it most. If I take the leap, it won’t be because anything good is happening to my family afterward. Just because some people have found a way to game the system so that the shitty aftermath is less shitty does not change the fact they are escaping their own problems on their own terms.

            A selfish action doesn’t exclude or ignore the selfless reason for doing it in the first place.

          • Nitrium

            By that argument literally EVERYTHING you do is technically selfish. Which makes the whole word “selfless” redundant. Name me one thing anyone can do that ISN’T selfish according to you based on your interpretation.

          • InfamousDS

            There are lots of things which are not selfish. Starting a family, giving to charity, sharing, and even simple things like talking to people around you.

            Suicide only benefits the doer. They may turn to extra-personal options to make it less about themselves, but it is 100% about themselves.

          • Nitrium

            Starting a family is totally selfish. Isn’t it something you do to make YOU happy? Remember that you aren’t giving the choice to your offspring if they even want to be here! Ditto giving to charity – it’s something you do to make YOU feel better about yourself.

          • InfamousDS

            At this point I can only assume you will go out of your way to deconstruct any argument I make to make to me look wrong.

          • Nitrium

            Not at all. I’m just extending your own argument that taking your own life is by definition necessarily a selfish act. That just isn’t true, unless you subscribe to the notion that everything one does as inherently selfish.

    • Lies That Bind

      Learning and practicing how to change your thinking is a big help too. Therapy is a great tool. Also pets and music.

      • YoDude

        Music though. Anything that gets you moving or relaxing.

        I have a rough day, listen to something loud, metal or punk. Feel so much better.

    • Benj

      Speaking as someone who volunteers at the Samaritans (the UK suicide prevention phoneline) I really don’t think that owing people money is a good strategy for most people dealing with suicidal feelings, though I’m very happy if this has worked well for you.

      There is a kernal of truth to what you said though. Taking on responsibilities and having regular activities or commitments can give people the sense of purpose and connection to the world to keep on going.

      Getting a pet, joining a club or taking up a new hobby (expecially if it involves exercise) seem to work well for people but not everyone with severe depression will be able to motivate themselves to do something like that.

      The two most important things are to try and praise yourself for the small victories and above all TALK TO SOMEONE!

    • YoDude

      I’ve never seriously considered it. But I’ve dealt with it it’s effects twice in my life.

      In highschool I was sort of dating this girl who tried to kill herself by raiding the medicine cabinet at her dad’s. This happened hours after I gave her an impassioned speech about how much she meant to me and how much everyone loved her. She got cold feet and called for an ambulance after taking it all. She explained she didn’t care if she died, but it didn’t feel right to did like that.

      My best friend and now roommate struggled with depression and wasn’t suicidal, but stopped caring. We were out off our gourds and seen a cabbie getting robbed downtown.

      I’m a little dude compared to aggressive types. So naturally I suggested calling the cops. My friend went sprinting up to help anyways. And I followed cause I wasn’t letting him go alone. He literally got into a fistfight with this knife wielding crazy dude. After the fight broke off and we were walking back home my buddy explained that he flat out didn’t care what happened. He just felt like it was the right thing to do. He didn’t care what happened.

      I’ve seen both those things happen up close, dealt with depression personally. But I still don’t know what to tell seine when they’re suicidal.

      When I reached the darkest point in my life a few years ago I didn’t want to die. I did stupid shit and went to concerts daily. But I never wanted to kill myself. I couldn’t let myself “lose” like that.

      My rambling point is I don’t think there’s a real way to influence people when they’re like that. They’ll just act how they like.

      Now a days when I get sad I do what I did then. What I tell people to do when they struggle.

      You just have rro keep going. I know it’s not helpful. But you have too. There’s everything to lose in death. Regardless of an afterlife all we know and experience is here now. You can’t let it all go. You have to keep fighting until you’re a pulp. A literal pulpy mess.

      Even if you’ve lost everything so far you’re still alive, and that’s a game you’ve been winning since your mom shot you out of her vagina.

  • Chris Schwartz-Brown

    I’m glad they acknowledge what I’ve been thinking all week about the Scorpio thing. None of this means anything until they have games on it, and if the Xbone so far has been any indication Microsoft has completely failed this generation.

    • Polishfury5000

      I agree 100%. The exclusives I’ve played have been ok, but I haven’t experienced one killer app this gen from Microsoft. Scalebound was the only thing keeping my attention on the Xbone. Now that it’s gone there’s just the yearly halo, Forza, and gears instalments. Those are still ok, but they don’t do what they used to for me.

      If I’m going to upgrade any system to a 4k machine, it’ll probably be my PlayStation. Even if the PSpro turns out to be weaker, it’ll still have prettier versions of exclusives I adore.

      • darksteel6

        There’s been several killer apps IMO, Dead Rising 3 and 4, Sunset Overdrive, Gears 4, Re-Core, Halo Wars 2, Halo 5, D4, Killer Instinct, Quantum Break, etc

        • Polishfury5000

          Glad you liked them, my experience with those ranged from decent to boring. None of them individually were reasons for me to buy the system.

          Each their own.

        • drownedsummer

          I was really thankful when D4 got released for PC.

  • Terriosaurus Hex

    With the serious stuff, i would like to recommend a very helpful site with a great welcoming and supportive community for anybody experiencing issues with life called elefriends. It can’t garuntee to fix your problems, but you get to meet and talk with a lot of others in various situations whether you desire to seek or give support or just waffle nonsense, and the mods are pretty on the ball with anybody in serious need. Due to the nature of the site, the rules are understandably very precise and enforced. Am not sure how many this would even resonate with, but just in case. Also check out Mind. Org. (Obvious reasons for spaces there) which has a lot of other help and advice available.

  • GloatingSwine

    Peter Moore is no longer a videogames man, he’s the CEO of Liverpool Football Club now.

  • Byron Morley

    Would be good if you added someone to the show that likes RTS, puzzle and strategy games, so many good games out there right now that you guys never touch on that i’d love to see mentioned or discussed. rimworld, sins of a solar empire, oxygen not included , factorio, just to name a few. Thank God for Jim!

    • Ashur Arbaces

      RTS, TBS, puzzle, niche graphic adventure games, point and click adventure games, Paradox ‘grand’ strategy, visual novels, MOBAs etc. This podcast really misses out on so many games. But I don’t think it’s worth getting new regulars on over it cause you would need like 20 more people to get some decent coverage for everything. They could bring on some guests though.

  • Anton

    I was briefly excited for the Scorpio, but then I remembered that there is nothing at all I’m excited to actually PLAY. It feels absolutely weird to say, because I used to be a huge (YUGE) fan of Halo, Forza, and Gears series. Well, Halo has been milked to death, and Gears 4 was the definition of “barely good enough”. Forza games are (and probably will remain) fun, but the “not-quite-simulator” racing genre is so overdone these days that it’s completely lost any draw. Every time I boot up Horizon 3 these days, I just find myself wishing that there was a new Burnout game in the works.

    The Scorpio situation in general shows that MS still doesn’t understand why they’re losing console ground. They needed the hardware advantage when X1 and PS4 first launched, not after Sony has doubled their sales. At this point, what they’re offering is a more expensive version of a console with a smaller install base and a vastly inferior lineup of exclusive games compared to PS. How is this supposed to help their case?

    P.S. Inb4 diamond shows up and says “I disagree”

    • darksteel6

      I don’t see myself buying a Scorpio, but I do think it looks rather impressive. I think XB1 has plenty of good games on it(before mentions the games being available on PC, they still might as well be exclusive to XB1 since most are not on Steam and are instead on the Windows store, which many people rightfully despise).

      I think Halo is still a damn good franchise, I thought Gears 4 was pretty damn awesome. Not really a racing fan, so Forza’s not my bag.

      I was always highly skeptical about Scalebound, so it being cancelled didn’t exactly make me shed any years.

      PS4 has had it’s high profile cancellations too, anyone remember Deep Down? That game was supposed to be one of the huge titles coming to that system, but we haven’t heard a thing about it for years, so it’s pretty safe to say it’s cancelled at this point.

      MS understands plenty, they have one major advantage over PS4 in backwards compatibility, and that’s not something Sony can ever really overcome thanks to their boneheaded decision to make the PS3’s cell processor’s architecture so incredibly complicated to develop for that it ensured true BC will never be a thing on PS4.

      People forget that for several months in a row last year MS was actually outselling Sony, and I see that happening again when the Scorpio launches. Sony managed to catch up to MS last gen despite MS’s huge lead, so i’m sure the same can be true for MS as well, i’m not ready to count them out just yet.

      I wouldn’t call their lineup “inferior” just different.

    • BAH!

      It’s funny, because one of the things I’m actually looking forward to with the scorpio is getting solid, consistent performance. I halted my play of Fallout 4 and Witcher 3 because I want to experience them on better hardware (without spending the $800+ it would take to upgrade my PC). I’m not even some kind of snob about that shit, but I was – and still kind of am – interested to see just what the difference will be.

      As for games, I’ve got what I need. I want what Sony’s offering, make no mistake, but I already have more than I can play as it is. If I’m going to drop yet more more money, it might as well be on something that better plays what I already have. At least then I know I’ll use it.

      Also, it’s water-cooled with a *literal* supercharger on the radiator fan. How is that not awesome?

      Also, evidence seems to suggest that Diamond changed accounts? And if that’s the case, he’s managed to be significantly less obnoxious than usual with his new one.

      • Anton

        That is a good point; if you don’t have a good PC, then the Scorpio makes a good case for being a third-party machine. Still, I feel that the PS4 Pro is close enough in power, AND it’s only $400, AND it has a way better library. If I were shopping for a console right now, it would be and instant win for Playstation.

        The Scorpio isn’t water-cooled, btw. It uses a vapor-chamber heatsink, something you see on factory-spec Nvidia cards. It’s marginally better than a solid heatsink, but it’s still a pretty compromised cooling solution, redeemed only by its small form factor.

        • darksteel6

          What about those who already have a PS4 and also want an Xbox, or those who simply prefer the Xbox controller?

          • Anton

            The Xbox controller is better, but not by enough that someone would base a console decision over it.

            And if you already have a PS4 for multiplats, there is really very little value added by also having an Xbox. I would know, I was stupid enough to buy both (and a high-end PC), and all I do with the X1 now is watch Netflix. It’s fucking GREAT for Netflix.

          • darksteel6

            I disagree on that, I prefer playing my games on Xbox One cause they install on their a lot faster then on PS4, and also some multiplat games on XB1 come with free games that the PS4 version does not have, so it’s a better value proposition(I.E. Fallout 4 comes with Fallout 3, Just Cause 3 comes with Just Cause 2, Siege comes Rainbow Six Vegas 1 and 2, etc).

        • BAH!

          If you’ve not yet made the jump into this generation, then PS4 is almost definitely where you’re going to go. But I’m already pretty heavily invested in Xbox, and I *really* like the backwards compatibility.

          Also, MS is now going to offer refunds for digital purchases, so that’s cool.

        • Otherhand

          Yeah, I wouldn’t get the Scorpio. Without doubt, it’s the most powerful model. Without doubt, the PS4 Pro is disappointingly specced. But I have a great PC for games, it already plays tons of them at 4k with no problems, and in time I can replace the gfx card if I want. I doubt there will be a single XBS exclusive that will make me the slightest bit envious, because MS is going to need PC sales to bolster this niche machine. They’ll be “Microsoft exclusives”, as so many are nowadays.

          If I had to buy either, I’d get the PS4 Pro for its library. Come to that, I could just buy a normal PS4.

      • darksteel6

        All very good points, not to mention Microsoft is way more open with modding then Sony is, I remember Jim said he stopped playing Fallout 4 on PS4 when he heard about Sony being overly restrictive with mods and starting the game over on XB1.

        Also sometimes XB1 versions of games come with free copies of other games that originally came out on 360. For example Just Cause 3 comes with a free copy of Just Cause 2, Fallout 4 comes with a free copy of Fallout 3, Rainbow Six Siege comes with free copies of both R6 Vegas games, Quantum Break gives you a free copy of Alan Wake, Gears 4 gives you free copies of ALL previous Gears games etc.

      • drownedsummer

        darksteel6. As diamond responded to me on his new account even though I was calling him diamond.

  • George

    Wait! Jim you “pretend” to fuck pogs? The fantasy is ruined!

    But as a suggestion,
    The political humour is funny, Jim and I enjoy it. However, you may want to look into a recent interview with Dave Chappelle by the CBC. He briefly talks about his views on Trump and comedy. Just a humble suggestion though… 🙂

    And as I’ve said before, You should move to Canada, you will never have to elect a head of state ever again. 😉

    And on a serious note to everyone: Anyone who is having trouble with suicide or thoughts of suicide. Please talk to your doctor. You would be surprised what you can accomplish with just that.
    Or remove your social media presence. Sometimes it helps to remove the offending stimulus.

  • darksteel6

    I loved all the quests in Andromeda.

    Scorpio is sounding pretty good.

    Xbox One has plenty of games, Gavin is talking out of his arse LOL

    Last Xbox One game Jim reviewed was Dead Rising 4.

    I don’t have the mind for point and click games either, that’s why I often used Gamefaqs for game series like Law and Order and CSI.

    Surprised Jim didn’t talk about the whole G2A thing.

    high school may not have been the best years of my life, but they weren’t terrible either, it helped that I went to a school for special needs kids.

    • drownedsummer

      Badgering?

    • galactix100

      Scorpio’s specs mean nothing if there’s no games, if you already have an xbone it’s hardly worth the upgrade without. It’s been a while since xbone had a top tier exclusive for a while, if at all and the upcoming exclusive line up is barren since nothing has a confirmed release date.

      • darksteel6

        There are not “no games” though, that’s just flat out untrue.

        • galactix100

          Other than maybe Crackdown 3 and Sea of Thieves MS has fuck all coming up this year unless they’ve got half a dozen AAA exclusives up their sleeves which is unlikely since these days everything that’s ‘announced’ at E3 is ‘leaked’ well before and keeping secrets doesn’t fit into the AAA marketing practice.

          • darksteel6

            There’s still plenty we don’t know, I for one am not ready to jump to conclusions.

          • galactix100

            I’m not jumping to conclusions either, I’m basing my argument on the facts we have too hand and those facts aren’t painting a pretty picture for MS.

          • darksteel6

            We don’t know anything about E3’s lineup yet though, so there’s still plenty of room for surprises this year.

          • galactix100

            We’d likely start hearing rumors and leaks by now because the AAA industry subsists off starting hype early and perpetuating it for as long as possible. Even if it was just ‘hey we’ve got a great super special show lined up’ we’d have heard murmurs by now.

          • darksteel6

            I highly doubt that myself.

    • jonowee

      XB1 may have “plenty of games” but the exclusives are few and not attention grabbing for consoles. Why bother with XB1 when you can play most of the non-multi-platform games on PC or on PS4 where there are more interesting and frequent console exclusives that Sony has invested in. What has Microsoft invested in lately, same old Forza, same old Gears, more Dead Rising. Thank god ReCore got released, soften the blow of Scalebound’s axing .

      • darksteel6

        Because the XB1 exclusives that are available on PC are usually only available through the Windows Store which a lot of people hate for very good reasons? Also the store is only on Windows 10, which a lot of people like myself do not have because there are a number of things about it that turn us off. I’m sticking with Windows 7 until the bitter end.

        For me more Gears and Dead Rising is not a bad thing at all, I could easily say the same about Sony, same old Uncharted, same old Killzone, same old Infamous, Same Old Ratchet and Clank, etc

  • Peter O’Hanraha-hanrahan

    I’d love to tell kids that shit improves after school but I live in the setting of Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace so I’d just be lying to them. I’d say its probably true unless you live in a complete shit hole.

    They can try and gentrify Romford as much as they like but it won’t change the fact that when the sun goes down the violent pissheads and bored sociopaths stalk the streets. The only recognizable change I’ve noticed is now they end up smashing up slightly fancier shops.

    I’ve seen full grown adults act more childish than any school kids ever did,
    I’ve seen worse violence and brutality in my adult years than I ever did
    as a kid and I didn’t have a problem free childhood either.

    Essex was a mistake, I’d gladly accept being turned to dust if it meant the rest of these cunts went with me.

  • King Calamity

    I was very interested by the name “The Sexy Brutale”, but I did lose interest when I saw how the game looked, then I became interested again when I saw how Jim scored it.

    Also, I was just thinking last week how I want Gav to make a rap song with Jim on as hype man.

    • drownedsummer

      Technically the two of them already kind of made a rap song together.

  • drownedsummer

    I listened to this while in a hotel room in Maidenhead after watching Norman Lovett live and at the end of it got him to sign a copy of The Scar by China Mieville as I had nothing else suitable on me.

  • Michael Campbell

    I enjoyed it 😛

  • Lies That Bind

    Really sweet episode guys. It was a nice listen for a drab lonely night.

  • Oliver Mendes

    I’m really glad Jim mentioned what his situatition was like growing up. For me I never once experienced bullying at school even for all the obvious low hanging fruit people couldv’e gone for, it was all at home where that kind of thing happened to me. So it always felt weird when people would talk about bullying and talking about it to your parents or knowing it was over when you got home. No offense to Laura or Gav, of coruse, it’s just good to have another perspective on that kind of thing.

  • Daracus

    Wonderful podcast. Thank you.

  • EXTREMEPOSTY O

    After the death of my girlfriend , wanting to see my nephew grow up has kept me going. At the very least i’d recommend to live out of spite of people that don’t accept you,, because fuck assholes, butches and bullies.

  • Anton Caligari
  • Wolf

    Peter Moore left EA recently to shack up as CEO of Liverpool F.C. Fyi. Hopefully hell announce a bigname striker with a bicep tattoo.

    Nice end to the pod guys, nothin to add, just good to hear.

  • Jack Spence

    The podquisition hasn’t let itself go. In my house, we call him Gav ‘the big love’ Dunne.

  • SocialJusticeMageZERO

    Thank you for that ending. I’ve felt empty and dead inside for years, and hearing three of my favorite internet people saying such positive, encouraging things brought a few tears to my eyes. You three are such wonderful, beautiful people. Thank you.

  • Fallen Prime

    CHRIST. I fell off the wagon last semester, but I am FINALLY caught up with the Podquisition.

    The ending discussion about coping with suicidal thoughts and depression really resonated with me. Not for my sake, but for a friend’s whose life I had to save from their own attempt on it just this past week.

  • Mathew

    If Platinum is bringing their games onto steam, that means they are going to port MadWorld. Finally, something to actually look forward to.

  • Kurt Jaissle

    I just wanted to thank you three for making my week brighter. I have been going through a really hard time with anxiety and depression. It is very hard to find people who can understand.

    Thank you.

    P.S. Keep the butt stuff coming.

  • Gabe Meyer

    Late to the discussion, but I truly and earnestly don’t care about 4K. I just want a minimum of 60fps, so that when I press a button to do a thing, the thing happens. =/ Honestly, I just hate input lag.