Fallen Prime
Member

DUDE. I got Violator on CD for my car radio. It is my FAVORITE driving album right now.

GANJAxxTHExxCURE
Guest

Podquisition – At Least They’re Not Fucking

Eric
Guest

19 and a half minutes in and we start talking about video games.

Rachel McVeigh
Guest

I never understood the argument that the mini NES controller cable was short so you could sit on the floor like when you were a kid.

I never sat on the floor to play games when I was a kid. I sat on the edge of my bed or on a spare chair I asked my dad to bring up to my room.

Sitting on the floor was always shite.

Jack Philipson
Member

Clearly the best first song for driving is 2-4-6-8 Motorway by the Tom Robinson Band.

Drake Warnock
Guest

Putting away the ol’ greasy helmet is my new favorite euphemism for masturbation.

John Crank
Guest

Is there any reference that can be linked to about Gavin’s story about the guy from Gorgoroth? I thought it was awesome but I cannot find any corroborating information. I’m not a black metal fan but I’ve followed this Gaahl guy for years and felt that VICE interview was a tragically weak piece of journalism. Please link any evidence that this dude turned around a gay-bashing home invasion into a kidnapping and torture-bleeding of his would be abusers. If that story was true, it would be a triumph for free thinking people.

troabarton
Guest

So when is Gavin going to get a pet so we can have a Petquisition between it, Bartleby, and Smudge? A bird perhaps?

Michael Campbell
Member

Oh, geez. I made the mistake of looking up that Youtube family. Man, fuck those guys so hard.

theImp
Guest

Small Switch gaming tip: a French dev just released Wonder Boy: The dragon’s trap

I am curious how you like the full preservation of the original game mechanics in combination with the modern graphics/music.

YoDude
Guest

That Gorgoroth story is wicked though. Way better than the other BLACK METAL stories I know. Like of Necrophobics singer tying up and bull whipping his family for fun.

theImp
Guest

It’s highly amusing to hear three white people complaining about a company being inconsiderate of their culture for a change. Quite a huge portion of the world population is quite comfortable sitting on the floor, among them the Japanese.

darksteel6
Guest

Sitting on the floor is fine if it’s a carpeted floor like my room has, but sitting on a hardwood or stone floor? Fuck no, there’s no way in hell i’m doing that.

theImp
Guest

Will definitely agree there!

So, to play the nes classic, you only need to get proper carpeting 🙂

George
Member
“It’s highly amusing to hear three white people complaining and getting so angry about a company being inconsiderate of their culture, for a change.” Japan is a first world, industrialized, capitalist, former imperial colonialist power. Given that, it is utterly stupid of you to suggest that a Japanese company being inconsiderate of other peoples cultures is, “amusing.” Especially when one of the members of the podcast is Irish. Read up on your fucking history please. Afterthought: I am partly of Japanese decent. My Great Grandfather was an officer in the Imperial Japanese Army during WWII. Even the remote suggestion or… Read more »
theImp
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Well, this one got turned into a WWII discussion fast. I am quite well aware of history, thank you. Remembering history valuable, but if you let it anger you during a light-hearted discussion about a present day Japanese company fucking up product design for a western audience, I respectfully suggest you have started using history to walk down a road which could lead to anger and misery for yourself and others. Since this needs some clarification: the amusing bit is that a western audience is puzzled by a non-western company releasing a product with such an obvious (to them) flaw.… Read more »
George
Member

You Said, “It’s highly amusing to hear three white people complaining and getting so angry about a company being inconsiderate of their culture, for a change.”

You are the one making bullshit excuses for a company.

You are the one implying that race or culture is somehow relevant here. I’m calling that bull shit out.

theImp
Guest
Not making any excuses at all. I rather thought that the word “inconsiderate” would be a hint of me thinking the very opposite, since to me it is obvious that any company doing business in a foreign country would be wise to damn well understand the culture of the country it is operating in. You are confusing “explanation” with “excuse”. If you find my pet theory bullshit, please do point it out, I’d be happy to hear what part of it is wrong 🙂 For example, the designers of the nes mini could be Americans, for all I know, or… Read more »
theImp
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Not making any excuses at all. I rather thought that the word “inconsiderate” would be a hint of me thinking the very opposite, since to me it is obvious that any company doing business in a foreign country would be wise to damn well understand the culture of the country it is operating in.

You are confusing “explanation” with “excuse”. If you find any of it bullshit, please do point it out, I’d be happy to hear what part of it is wrong 🙂

Terry Osaurusies XI
Member

“you don’t get Japan” is hardly a new deflection of criticism. Especially trying to work in not-so-subtle claims of racism alongside it. If you are insulted by their criticism of a damn piece of wire, then who is really the emotional one? Put it back in the deck.

theImp
Guest

Relax! No claims of racism, just amusement at differences between cultures…

Chris Schwartz-Brown
Member
If this many people are ‘not getting it’ than the problem is probably with you rather than all the people ‘raging’ about it. And it has nothing to do with culture that sitting on the floor as close to a wide screen TV as the NES Classic’s controller requires you to do is bad for your eyes and also just a shitty way to take in a piece of media. Or are you so racist that you assume everyone in Japan live in tiny huts with tiny old fashioned TVs and thus don’t understand the concept of 40+ inch wide… Read more »
Goldenweek
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Interesting that you seem to equate small size with being backwards and/or old.

Chris Schwartz-Brown
Member

Ah hello sock puppet account. I see you are apparently still arguing this.

theImp
Guest
It is a simple fact that many Japanese have small living spaces (with most modern conveniences, varying from tables with electric heating, to keep the legs warm, to the most modern of TV sets and rice cookers) and that they prefer sitting and even sleeping on the floor (on a futon). I’d estimate that the average viewing distance to TV’s in Japan is between 1 and 2 meters (admittedly, this is anecdotal). On top of that, Japan is a notoriously low-consuming nation (relative to its wealth). This means that if a TV is perfectly functional, the chances are it will… Read more »
theImp
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Huh? It is a simple fact that many Japanese have small living spaces (with the most modern conveniences, varying from tables with electric heating, to keep the legs warm, to the most modern electronics) and prefer sitting or even sleeping on the floor. I’d estimate that the average viewing distance to TV’s in Japan is between 1 and 2 meters (admittedly, this is anecdotal), so moving that little bit closer to the screen poses no problem. Japanese are perfectly well aware of how westerners live, but there is a huge gap between knowing because you have heard about it and… Read more »
darksteel6
Guest

He wasn’t insulting the Japanese you moron.

theImp
Guest

No, which was precisely my point. Calling someone Nintendo’s lapdog for preferring to sit on the ground when playing with the nes was, within the context (sorry for using that charged word 😉 ) of that conversation and with the expected audience, absolutely not intended to be insulting.

Doesn’t take away from the impression that it did sound rather disparaging towards entire cultures of people who do sit on the floor regularly (Indian, Japanese, some Latin Americans).

theImp
Guest
Well, this one got turned into a WWII discussion fast. I am quite well aware of history, thank you. History has its place, but if you let it anger you during a light-hearted discussion about a present day Japanese company fucking up product design for a western audience, I respectfully suggest you have started using history to walk down a road which will lead only to anger and misery. Since, obviously, this needs some clarification: the amusing bit is that a western audience is puzzled by a non-western company releasing a product with such an obvious (to them) flaw. That… Read more »
YoDude
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I can’t begin to describe how angry my inner SJW gets reading the words “three white people complaining”. That just sounds gross.

And for the record, all companies are headed by facsimiles of human beings who dgaf about anything bug money.

So they all don’t give a fuck regardless of race.

darksteel6
Guest

SJW is a very stupid term.

Joshua Lopez
Guest

I’m so glad that gavin has something to do with seven days long gone

ThinkingClass
Guest

Good episode :-).
Hearing the subtle Mitchell & Webb Look reference made the bit between my butthole and ballsack tingle.

Thanks Jim n gang.

Wolf
Member

Taint

Fred Davis
Guest

In the UK we call that “the smelly bridge”.

YoDude
Guest

“Jungle bridge”

Wolf
Member

MOSHING machines live longer with galgeroth. Come on Jim, was there for the taking

Jacob the Screaming Horse
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Jacob the Screaming Horse

I went and checked out Jim’s helmet on Twitter and I don’t regret a thing!

Kev' Bryant
Guest

See, I picture Jim on MY left….

Chris
Guest
I’m curious how huge Jim’s hands are because I don’t consider myself as having dainty lady hands or anything and the joy cons are pretty comfy for me, yet for Jim they seem to be an eternal hurdle between him and game enjoyment. On that subject: Why don’t game companies release different sized official controls? I mean, I find it hard to believe there would be a universally comfortable control. Ignoring the fact kids have much smaller hands, there seems to be pretty dramatic variation in adult hands. Like for me the two most comfortable controls on the market are… Read more »
darksteel6
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For me the Xbox One and 360 controllers are the best by far, Dualshock controllers are alright, but are a little on the light and flimsy side, the Wii U’s tablet is an unwieldy piece of crap controller, and the Joycons look even worse.

Chris Schwartz-Brown
Member
I imagine game companies want to simplify their production process as much as possible and don’t want to take the risk of one size being more popular and people not being able to find controllers they want and thus not buying systems or peripherals while other sizes sit on the shelf. They likely market test and find a size they think will be acceptable, not good necessarily but not terrible, for the most people and just stick with that. Obviously there are misses, the Joycons seem too small for a lot of people, I found the Wii-U gamepad uncomfortably large… Read more »
darksteel6
Guest

I’ll take the duke over the Wii U’s dumpster fire of a controller.

JackieGoOutside
Guest

Oooo, I love the Witchers’ soundtracks! I’ll definitely have to look into this new soundtrack.

kimiyoribaka
Guest

I’ve always seen the whole “being a fan of songs rather than bands” thing as a natural consequence of not having the same tastes as the bands themselves. Even back when I was using only a single local radio station for my music, I still was more of a fan of songs, often not even knowing which songs were from which bands.

darksteel6
Guest

I was that way even before the advent of Youtube, this is especially true with rap and hip-hop artists, there’s usually a select few songs from an artist I like, and the rest just don’t do much for me.

Chris
Guest

I’ve always been a “fan of the song” over fan of the band person. I didn’t think it was strange at all since my wife is like that too. Like, I personally struggled all my life to have favourite albums though eventually found a few (favourite albums being defined by ones i can sit and listen through every song without wanting to skip). But like… those albums don’t define my entire musical taste. I like a bit of everything

JackieGoOutside
Guest

Yeah, that’s why we have the phrase one hit wonder because only one or maybe three of their songs are really worth anything to someone. The bands you like all their CDs and songs of are the special ones.

YoDude
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I’m like that with certain genres. I like all genres if music. My favorite and u guess “musical identity” are generally in the more “extreme metal” genres. Those bands tend to be the “fan of the band” thing for me. Likely because in Death Metal a band has a sound set that you hear consistently. Like for example, I’m a fan of a few Cage the Elephant songs. A few Weezer, a few pop/rap tunes. But when it comes to say The Black Dahlia Murder, or Arsis, Carcass. Whole discography. I can tell you specifically my favorite Era and what… Read more »
darksteel6
Guest

I find far too much Death Metal to be virtually interchangable, far too many DM vocalists go for the cookie-monster-on-crack vocal style where you can barely understand a damn thing they’re singing about, that’s why I’m not so big on bands like Meshuggah or Cannibal Corpse, I prefer Melodic Death Metal like In Flames(i’m one of those weird people who thinks that band got better when Anders started doing clean singing and not growling) Dark Tranquility and Sonic Syndicate.

YoDude
Guest

Aah. One of them who like when the singer of In Flames started swapping Obituary tees for Avenged Sevenfold trucker caps.

That’s cool.

JackieGoOutside
Guest

Yeah, I getcha.

Honestly, if it weren’t for the internet, I probably wouldn’t like as much music or as many different kind of music as I do. I would have been stuck liking only what was available to me, probably continuing dismissing certain genres because the music on the radio or available in stores is but a puddle of what any genre can provide compared to the ocean of the internet.

darksteel6
Guest

Same here, i’ve discovered so much music from Youtube’s recommended videos.

YoDude
Guest

Yeah. Agreed. Without YouTube I’d never have found real gems of obscure punk and metal.

Especially given before I got into music the way I have I only had the radio with its selection of 4 Tragically Hip songs and Pop stations lol.

JackieGoOutside
Guest
I can see how maybe people may fall into a niche of music on the internet, but only because the niche of music on the internet goes way, way deeper than anything provided in your record stores or on the radio. IMO, it’s very easy to write off certain genres of music based on what’s on the radio or provided in record stores. I used to think I hated rap but then the internet happened and it turns out the stuff on the radio? A puddle compared to the ocean of rap and hip hop out there. I wouldn’t have… Read more »
Peter O'Hanraha-hanrahan
Member

Recommend giving Lady Dynamite a go the next time you’re stuck staring at all the stuff on netflix it is seriously underappreciated.

Best thing Mitch Hurwitz has been involved with since Fox era Arrested Development. Wonderful central performance from Maria Bamford, genuinely hilarious scripting and a lot of heart too.

darksteel6
Guest

Bojack Horseman is also a great choice.

Loon of Nature
Guest

Frustum Culling has reached the shores of Podquisition, I’m overjoyed :V

gasmaskangel
Guest

The best driving music is Sabaton at the maximum possible volume.

ThinkingClass
Guest

* tongue firmly in cheek*

wrong! The best driving song is “girlfriend in a coma” by The Smiths. Do your research next time!

Wolf
Member

However the cover by Million Dead really is a great driving tune

Chris Schwartz-Brown
Member

The best driving music is clearly some Daytona USA.

Rooooolllliiinng staaarttt!!!

Chris Schwartz-Brown
Member

I think this comment thread is entirely too peaceful and civil. So…

Ahem.

Breath of the Wild has some demonstrable issues that probably bothered some players more than others and therefore likely ranks differently to some players than others.

That and the only reason Laura likes it so much is because she played it while fucking Jim’s wife 😛

George
Member

They probably scissor while Jim fucks Gavin. I picture a Roman style orgy.

YoDude
Guest

That’s actually kinda hot.

Chris Schwartz-Brown
Member

As long as Gavin stays on the right side of Laura. He needs to be reminded of his place

gasmaskangel
Guest

You are history’s greatest monster.

Chris Schwartz-Brown
Member

That’s right. I’m also the one who sneaks into your room every night and puts Nigel Farage into your mouth.

ThinkingClass
Guest

So that’s how he gets there.

Allan Weallans
Member

Gavin was right. You other two, stop bullying him and pretending you sit in a different arrangement.

I’m gonna watch the Beverly Hills Cop trilogy tonight. I bought them on DVD years ago and I think I only watched them once.

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