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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Gabe Meyer
Guest

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.

Kurt Jaissle
Guest

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.

Mathew
Guest

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

Fallen Prime
Member

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.

Phoebe Ross
Member

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.

Jack Spence
Guest

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

Wolf
Member

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.

Anton Caligari
Member

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EXTREMEPOSTY O
Guest

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.

Daracus
Guest

Wonderful podcast. Thank you.

Oliver Mendes
Member

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.

Concubinary Code
Member

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

Michael Campbell
Member

I enjoyed it 😛

drownedsummer
Guest

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.

King Calamity
Guest

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
Guest

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

Peter O'Hanraha-hanrahan
Member
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… Read more »
darksteel6
Guest

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.

jonowee
Member

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
Guest
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… Read more »
Anthony Pace
Member

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
Guest

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

Anthony Pace
Member

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
Guest

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

Anthony Pace
Member

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
Guest

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

Anthony Pace
Member

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
Guest

I highly doubt that myself.

drownedsummer
Guest

Badgering?

George
Member
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… Read more »
Anton
Guest
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… Read more »
BAH!
Member
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… Read more »
drownedsummer
Guest

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

darksteel6
Guest
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,… Read more »
Anton
Guest
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… Read more »
Otherhand
Guest
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… Read more »
BAH!
Member

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.

darksteel6
Guest

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

Anton
Guest

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
Guest

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).

darksteel6
Guest
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… Read more »
Byron Morley
Guest

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
Guest

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.

GloatingSwine
Member

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

Terry Osaurusies XI
Member
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,… Read more »
Chris Schwartz-Brown
Member

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
Member

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
Guest

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

drownedsummer
Guest

I was really thankful when D4 got released for PC.

Polishfury5000
Member

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.

InfamousDS
Guest

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.

YoDude
Guest
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… Read more »
Benj
Guest
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… Read more »
Concubinary Code
Member

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

YoDude
Guest

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.

Nitrium
Member

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
Guest

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
Member

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
Guest

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
Member

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
Guest

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
Member

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
Guest

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
Member

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.

Paul!
Guest

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

Anton
Guest

Those things require the motivation that depression robs you of.

George
Member

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
Guest

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
Guest

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.

InfamousDS
Guest

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!
Guest

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
Guest

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.

Paul!
Guest

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

Anton
Guest

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

InfamousDS
Guest

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
Guest

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

InfamousDS
Guest

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

Terry Osaurusies XI
Member

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
Guest

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
Guest

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.

Jabberlove
Guest

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

darksteel6
Guest

Still sounds like a dull game.

Jabberlove
Guest

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

Sir Alexander XXVII
Guest
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… Read more »
darksteel6
Guest

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

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