Podquisition Episode 131: Kissy Kissy Penis

The Podquisition crew gain reality-warping powers and use them irresponsibly.

Elsewhere, more Prey talk, discussions about The Surge, and Ubisoft gets its E3 games out early.

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Sean
Guest
Sean

So many shows sync up song lyrics perfectly with the visuals (Sons Of Anarchy being one example) that it pisses me off that record companies can be so pedantic. But it’s nothing new. The music industry has been on this train for decades.

vexer
Guest
vexer

I wonder if that’s why Ride to Hell got pulled from Steam, as I know it uses the Rival Song song “Pressure and Time”.

Matthew Seddon
Member

Has nobody broken it to them yet that Irn Bru is Scottish?

Fred Davis
Guest
Fred Davis

What happened to Jim Won’t Give Ian His VR? That was arguably some of your best work.

Chris
Member

Maybe Jim finally came to his senses? We can only hope Jim’s VR is on its way to a better home right now.

Fred Davis
Guest
Fred Davis

I guess it was inevitably as all podcasts ultimately end this way – with the terrorists winning ;__ ;7

drownedsummer
Guest
drownedsummer

Jim stated he didn’t know how regular it would be.

Christo Hammond
Member

I agree. According to the comments, however, that is VERY arguable.

Anton
Guest
Anton

Alan Wake needs to be around forever, because that is the closest thing we have to playable Stephen King. The gameplay could have been better, sure, but overall it’s such a great, ahem, *cinematic* experience (god I hate using that word).

Sperium3000
Member

Why? Just because David Cage uses it wrong doesn’t mean it’s not applicable. Like, Platinum games are cinematic, and they’re great for it.

Anton
Guest
Anton

It’s just disgusting by association, nothing inherently wrong with it.

Neto Houraisan
Member
Ugh, Alan Wake is easily my most hated game of all time (up to this point, at least). I’ve raged at several games for various reasons, but no other game has made me feel just as straight up miserable while playing it as Alan Wake did. The story was also total shite with a completely nonsensical ending. So to the fact it’s getting pulled, as much as I’m usually against this sort of move from the industry, I can’t help but to think “good riddance”. Fuck that game. Also, it would be hilarious if Laura goes into E3 expecting them… Read more »
FireroseNekowolf
Member

Yeeeaaah, about that…

Ahhh, I’m gonna need you to, uh, get into this box. Please don’t ask questions.

Sperium3000
Member

Hey, apropo of nothing, can someone tell me how to switch your avatar image on wordpress? I’ve seen people do that even as a guest and I don’t know how.

Saygah
Member

IKR – I’ve signed up for Gravatar and everything!

BAH!
Member
BAH!

I’m signed in through my Google account, and I went through that to change my avatar. It’s still a pain in the ass.

Molerat
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Molerat
A little late sadly with the warning for Alan Wake, seeing as it has already been removed from GOG and I assume Steam as well. Monday the 15th seems to have been the last day it was on sale. You also have the other end of the spectrum where the Devs do patch out the offending music, but then do it the lazy way with steam and patch it out of copies of the game purchased when the music was included. I recall one of the GTA games doing this, but I’m unsure which since I never played those games.… Read more »
vexer
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vexer

That was San Andreas, Vice City also had songs removed, but with that game if you bought it before the music got patched out, you got to keep the original version of the game.

Molerat
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Molerat

That’s good to know. Either I originally misheard when it first happened, or was mistaken in my memory then.

diehardfast
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diehardfast
I hope Remedy can sort out the Alan Wake thing soon, cause that really is a damn good game and it’s a real shame it has to leave Steam because of ridiculous music rights issues. Far too many things have been screwed over because of music licensing issues(I.E. TV series like The Drew Carey Show not getting all of its seasons on DVD, The Steam, 360 and PS3 versions of San Andreas and Vice City having certain songs removed) Hope you can get your Xbox One fixed, cause Phantom Dust is an underrated gem that deserved better, I hear that… Read more »
Asuterisuku
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Asuterisuku

Could be Dying Light, but it could also be Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst.

Christo Hammond
Member

Wow, that was long. Thankfully I made it to the Andrew Dice Clay bit ’cause I had no idea who he was. Thanks for mentioning Ford Fairlane, that movie is solid fucking gold. Definitely on my ‘watch every coupla years’ list. Great impression, JS, I would have loved a ludicrous quote. Good episode. Thanks very much.

Chris
Member

Oh hey, hi Diamond again.

Asuterisuku
Guest
Asuterisuku

Psst. Jim. You don’t need an Xbox One to play Phantom Dust; it’s on Windows 10 as well.

diehardfast
Guest
diehardfast

Too bad the Windows store sucks apparently, i’ve seen no reason to get Windows 10 yet, the changes they’ve made do not sound very good to me.

Asuterisuku
Guest
Asuterisuku

You may be right, but it’s still a better option than bothering with a console that has no system selling exclusives.

diehardfast
Guest
diehardfast

Considering how much some people hate the Windows store, one could argue that something like Halo Wars 2 might as well be console exclusive.

Also I personally view exclusives as inherently anti-consumer and I don’t really consider Sony having so many exclusive games as a good thing despite how much I enjoy some of them.

Lies That Bind
Member

I don’t know if this is the case for Jim’s Xbox but mine wouldn’t turn on either. It turns out it was an issue with a faulty power brick and once that was replaced it was fine.

Sperium3000
Member

Don’t mock the OCs too much, people. Let’s be fair, we’ve ALL been 12-to-15 years old at some point.

YoDude
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YoDude

Given the average video game comments most still are.

Eye Skewb
Member
Eye Skewb
Hey Jim. This wordpress thing kind of sucks. I logged into the forum. I created a username by using my gmail account. I wanted to update my avatar picture. WordPress directed me to gravatar. WordPress doesnt recognize my gmail as being in its system. When i try to make a wordpress account, it tries to get me to setup a website. I dont want a website. I want a fucking profile picture on the forum that I like to comment on. Clearly, their shitty marketing is not your fault. They are trying to push gravatar as a thing and wordpress… Read more »
Anton
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Anton

My big issue is the lack of live updates that Disqus had. I prefer the more lively chatroom interface.

Nitrium
Member

This is clearly inferior to Disqus. It was always going to be, because Disqus is pretty much the best forum system around. No image uploads, no sorting of posts by popularity, no live updates… this is OBJECTIVELY [ducks] just not as good.

drownedsummer
Guest
drownedsummer

There is also the lack of direct registration and logging in with social media then actively links to that profile. I see that as the biggest problem with the new comments section.

d brown
Member

When I registered here using my gmail account, it automatically showed the avatar I use for gmail. Do you have an image uploaded for your gmail account? If not, simply do it there, then it should show up here.

TheIntern
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TheIntern

Alien: Covenant was a horrible disappointment. It seems like Ridley Scott wanted to really continue the concepts of Prometheus, Fox said he had to make an Alien film, so he decided to piss all over both properties as a show of supremely petulant spite. I gave Prometheus a chance but Ridley’s reputation is garbage as far as I’m concerned.

vexer
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vexer

Considering how mediocre Prometheus was, I can’t blame Fox for not wanting Covenant to be anything like it.

YoDude
Guest
YoDude

I seen it. I recall it being pretty decent. But I’ll be honest I seen it while somewhat stoned and that can even make Spin Off Doctor movies be watchable.

Eye Skewb
Member
Eye Skewb

HEY GUYS good news! I know you were all worried, but fear no more. EyeSkewb is still alive and well and has secured his name on this forum by going out of his way to make a fake email account in order to secure the usernname with which I Identify physically mentally and sensually.

YoDude
Guest
YoDude

Cool.

EyeSkewb
Guest
EyeSkewb

Stilll listening to the episode. Only commenting to try to build myself into whatever new comment system this is, and to secure my name as I am the only EyeSkewb and shall remain so for as long as I continue to exist in this realm.

Saygah
Member

Kevin the Hedgehog
Raised by monkeys
Powers: super strong poke, gravity manipulation, fast motion, karate, harsh skin
Likes: manipulation, scheming, Poking, Bruno Mars, piano pieces
Dislikes: mean people, bullies, parents, meat

drownedsummer
Guest
drownedsummer

Is American Nightmare also effected? I don’t recall that being mentioned at all.

Galactix100
Member
Galactix100

I think that’s getting pulled too.

drownedsummer
Guest
drownedsummer

I looked on Steam shortly after posting that comment. I think only Alan Wake is effected.

Sperium3000
Member

Blame Poets of The Fall for having music that is too good to last.

Anton
Guest
Anton

Those guys have produced some ridiculously good music.

vexer
Guest
vexer

Yup, their songs in Alan Wake were pure awesome, i’m dissapointed that their song Labyrinth didn’t get put into Quantum Break like Remedy wanted.

Sperium3000
Member

They’re the children of the elder god, don’tcha know.

drownedsummer
Guest
drownedsummer

Not heard them I have encountered someone who has written erotica about them though.

vexer
Guest
vexer

I really hope Max Payne 2 does not also get pulled from Steam, as that game also has music from Poets of the Fall in it.

drownedsummer
Guest
drownedsummer

I think it was just the Roy Orbison music which led to the issue.

Barloq
Member

Deviantart, never change, this is golden:
Andrew the DEMONIC Hedgehog
Age: 16
Likes: Sonic
Hates: Everything
Element: Fire
Powers: Supersonic Mode

Galactix100
Member
Galactix100

Never mind Deviantart, I found a wiki for fan characters. They come with backstories and everything. A surprising, or perhaps unsurprising, number of them were attempts to clone Shadow that fucked up.

Also depending on where you look I’m either a bounty hunter working for Jango Fett or a bisexual, rockstar Deadshot.

Galactix100
Member
Galactix100

Jim why’d you have to call Irn Bru Irish? Are you trying to instigate sectarian violence?

Fallen Prime
Member
Fallen Prime

Feedback for the new comments, since your Twitter says Justin’s on the case once more: is there a way to sort the order of comments? Disqus had a feature that let you see top rated comments first; would that be possible with the new system?

Also Sonic Forces sounds like the gateway to the universe’s cringiest fever dreams.

drownedsummer
Guest
drownedsummer

Can we get both Barnaby & Smudge on the same podcast?

InfamousDS
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InfamousDS
I might look into getting a Switch sooner rather than later if the Rabbids crossover both exists, comes out soon, and looks alright. At least a release date before Odyssey. I’m always game for an RPG, except for Soulsborne and Persona. Likewise, Alan Wake is one of the best games of the last generation. Go and play it now, anyone reading this who hasn’t. Though I think the deadline for digital was today, so time is limited. All-in-all, a good episode guys. DISCLAIMER: I have blocked the entire comments section to avoid dealing with a serial arguer and their sock-puppet… Read more »
Barry Evans
Member

Holy hand grenade! im the first to comment! might have a posh wank tonight to celebrate! thank god for m…….for Jim always thank god for Jim!

Sperium3000
Member

Still blocked? Oh hey, I’m not! Coolio.

mg_salad
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mg_salad

I was going to make a mara(smt) joke, but this comment system doesn’t have images.

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