Podquisition Episode 129: Link Does A Gaper

We talk about the “cheeky” DLC coming to Breath of the Wild, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe‘s majesty, Little Nightmares, and probably other games too!

Elsewhere, Laura’s gonna do a wee, and Gavin’s joined the ranks of the beggarati.

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Aidan Long
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Aidan Long

In terms of the previous Darksider’s protagonists, I agree that War was mostly just gruff, but I think Death’s stoicism was what made him interesting. It reminds me of Jotaro Kujo in the way that Death doesn’t show much emotion, but when he does you pay attention and it reveals something about his character. That being said, I’m glad that they’re going the opposite direction with Fury because it makes for more variety.

RipTide
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RipTide

I really, really hope Nintendo doesn’t discontinue their handhelds in favor of just the Switch. That is nothing against the switch itself, I plan to maybe get one eventually, but why I want normal handhelds to continue is I want handheld games to continue. Handheld games are often smaller experiences with a lot of good break points and that is what I want in a mobile game, something I can easily drop at a moments notice. A game like Breath of the Wild is defiantly not that. With huge games like that I always need to feel like I accomplished… Read more »

Rafael R Piñero
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Listening to the podcast while uploading a video to the Tubes. It is taking forever. Gotta tweak those encoding settings again.

Fistic Glory
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Fistic Glory

Good show. A little sad to see you’ve all had some issues with Little Nightmares. I just finished it yesterday and thought it was quite superb. Fantastic art-style, great atmosphere and quite intense at points. I agree that there’s some odd moments of camera perspective that make walking in a straight line harder than it perhaps should be, although when you’re a tiny person up on a high ledge, it does add an almost believable element of doubt – similar to how people standing on the edge of a cliff seem frightened they’ll spontaneously lose their footing and clumsily fall… Read more »

Chris
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Chris

Hey Gav, (if you read this) is there any particular reason you hate the name joycon? I wanted to ask on twitter but its REALLY hard not to accidentally sound passive aggressive on that platform for some reason.

Appretaur
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Appretaur

I fully expect the Switch to sell at least a sizeable fraction of what the Wii sold because of something I theorized previously where many consumers who mistakenly thought that the Wii U was some vague variation of the Wii rather than a next-gen successor would now be perceiving the Switch as literally the first Nintendo console since the Wii. It would be surprising if it actually sells very close to the Wii, though, or even beyond that.

padaco
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padaco

“SwiMotes”. haha that’s a way better name than Joy Cons and Jim came up with it in like a second.

Doublep
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Doublep

What sort of SJW podcast is this, saying “fuck everybody” without specifying that clear consent should be expressed? Most of Neogaf is probably confused by this 🙂

Allan Weallans
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Allan Weallans

I need a new jacket. I do quite like the one I have, but I got given quite a nice hat and the jacket doesn’t match it at all. Anyway, the “game stories without agency” example I always bring up is Eternal Sonata. You can argue about whether or not it’s a good story, but it is a story with three different levels of fictionality told through four or five different medial forms. Imagine trying to do that in anything other than a video game. I mean, it’s not like the “frame tale” device is unique to games (did you… Read more »

darksteel6
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darksteel6

That article sounds like it was written by Roger Ebert.

I don’t see Dark Souls ever coming to the Switch.

None of the Switch exclusives look interesting to me.

I don’t see the Switch continuing to sell well throughout the entire year.

Sony were idiots for quitting on making first-party titles for the Vita.

I liked Mad World’s end-credits.

drownedsummer
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drownedsummer

Random point. So how long has Amazon video been the Steam Greenlight of streaming services? I noticed the other day how much shite is on there while waiting for American Gods.

CaitSeith
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CaitSeith
Graeme Vaughey
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Graeme Vaughey

Aw, I was hoping to hear your views on Little Nightmares, but none have finished it yet. It is really really short, so it must just be a busy month for all of you.

SilentPony
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SilentPony

You can’t say a Dark Souls game is artificially hard to extend the run time! That’s literally a crime against humanity! Its punishable by death! I should know, the kill-teams are still after me for saying that years ago!
Dark souls can do no wrong, ever. Its exactly as hard as it needs to be and you just need to git gud.
All Dark Souls games are stunning and brave and we should all get on our knees in thanks for the hours spent in repetitive action.

Fred Davis
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Fred Davis

“That’s what you gotta do!? 5/10.”

GhostUrsa
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GhostUrsa

I’ve got Dark Souls 1 digitally on the Xbone right now. Allows me to play the game at home and at work. Jim, if you are having a hard time getting it, there maybe something wrong with your xbox/account.

Fred Davis
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Fred Davis

I REALISED SOMETHING IMPORTANT!

You know how you said there were only two other movies, besides Ratchet & Clack that had games based on the movies based on the games? And they were Street Fighter and Dragonball Evolution?

There’s another: Space Jam, which had a space jam game, and the movie was based on the previously made game: Basketball.

Terriosaurus Hex
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Terriosaurus Hex

‘First-party xbone games’ bring forth emotions similar to the phrase ‘republican charity workers’ for some weird reason.

Alayen Eisenfell
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Congrats on the successful Patreon launch Gavin! I’ll be sure to chip in once I can 🙂

Marcusss
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Marcusss

You know what feature would be AWESOME for hard mode of BotW? Option to completely remove the position marker on the map. I would love that.

InfamousDS
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InfamousDS

The Zelda DLC boils down to: “Two cool new features, but otherwise more of the same pointless shit as before with the added benefit of being harder now. If you want, it’s all optional which is totally not an excuse and we are for realz being sincere about it.” The cool features are the exploration tracker and Korok Mask, as they both directly alleviate some of the frustration inherent in the game’s design, and don’t require save file/profile fuckery. The rest is just more of the same, enemies have their regional ranks upgraded so they are even harder to kill… Read more »

Marcusss
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Marcusss

People were hating on the ME3 ending but I was already hatin’ on both ME2 and ME3 ending… songs. I was always hoping they would come up with something that would top Faunts, but it never happened.

Wolf
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Wolf

Id like to say that gav sounds like hes dying but i think he literally said about 4 things the whole episode. Get a chicken burger and some ibuprofen down ya boy!
And then probably some sleep

Jamesworkshop
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Jamesworkshop

Fury’s design makes me think of Hunted: The Demon’s Forge.

Jamesworkshop
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Jamesworkshop

May the 4th be with you.