Podquisition Episode 136: Mario The Soul Catcher

On this week’s episode, Nintendo tries to clarify that Mario doesn’t possess anybody. It’s worse than that.

Elsewhere, we chat about the weather, Wolfenstein, and more Nintendo bollocks.

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Thomas Szaban
Guest
Thomas Szaban

Soup catcher? What is that?
The SOUUUUUUUUULLLLLLLLL CATCHERRRRRR.

Robert
Guest
Robert

I’m sure by now you’re aware of the reason for inverted colors. What I can attest to is what a difference various color options make. You can’t understand how annoying it is to have so many color-based loot systems in games that don’t account for people like myself who have such a hard time distinguishing to them. When devs like Gearbox and CDPR include color blind modes for their games, it’s a personal and wonderful thing, and allows me to enjoy the respective looting and tracking monsters in Witcher vision, without the constant annoyance of second guessing. Unfortunately simple color… Read more »

Chris Universe
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Chris Universe

Maybe you’ve already heard this at this point, but there is actually a legitimate reason for Nintendo adding inverted colours and greyscale options to the Switch: enabling either option can sometimes help people with visual impairments such as colour blindness to more easily view the screen. It’s also not exclusive to the Switch; PC’s has had the options for decades, as do phones nowadays. I get that when you first hear about it it sounds kind of silly, but for the people out there who this helps it might mean the difference between being able to comfortably play a game… Read more »

Laura
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Laura

Invert colours is an accessibility accomodation which is profoundly helpful for people who have visual disorders including, for example, some kinds of colour-blindness.

I still love you guys, but laughing uproariously about it was not exactly this team’s coolest moment.

Mewshuji
Guest
Mewshuji

Muzzy was a thing in the States too. Seems to have fallen off the face of the Earth in 2009~11 or so.

SithDuck
Member

Theres plenty of air conditioners on Amazon for £90-800. Apparently only the ones over £250 actually do anything.

Laura is pretty much right about the Xbox live crossplay thing. Phil explained it on the Giantbomb Night Show.

George
Guest
George

Gavin, I was about to type how cool and wonderful the summer here on The Great Lakes was, it’s quite nice…well apart from the fact that the water is quite high and a little scary…

ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ
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ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ

SCENE: MARIO STANDS ON A BATTLE FIELD OF THE GRIM FUTURE OF THE WARHAMMER 40K UNIVERSE
OPPOSITE HIM, THE BATTLE SCARRED BLUE PLASTEEL-CARBOTANIUM POWER ARMOR OF AN ULTRAMARINE WARRIOR
BEFORE THE ULTRAMARINE CAN REACT, MARIO TOSSES HIS BOGGLE-EYE DEAMON-HATTE AT THE ULTRAMARINE AND VANISHES

A BROWN MOUSTACHE APPEARS ON THE ULTRAMARINE’S HELMET AND THE BLUE TURNS TO RED
THE NEWLY MADE ULTRAMARIOMARINE LEAPS GAILY INTO THE AIR

ULTRAMARIOMARINE: Let’s a-get this a-party Astartes!

Appretaur
Guest
Appretaur

This makes me imagine the early WarCraft 3 cinematic in which Arthas commits his infamous assassination as having played out with Arthas wearing the Mario cap with the eyes. Maybe the hat itself was another corrupting creation of the Lich King and it’s found its way into the disjointed multiverse that makes up Mario Odyssey, and Mario isn’t quite the soul-capturer on top of things that he thinks he is.

“The headpiece that you bear was forged and empowered to steal souls. Yours was the first one it claimed.”

“Then I’ll-a make do without one. What-a is the Lich King’s will?”

Lucas
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Lucas

what an amazing way to open the podcast, Thanks Jim!

Tyson Vanover
Member

I don’t think we will be seeing trading in Pokemon Go any time soon. I have been noodling over how they might implement it and there are a couple of big glaring reasons why they might not. The biggest is the 3rd party cash market problem, especially in a game targeted (ostensibly) at kids. As soon as trading can happen, multiple real money exchanges will almost certainly pop up, and they tend not to have the most above board business practices. As soon as money can be made by selling high value Pokemon then the hacking will shift from annoying… Read more »

Doublep
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Doublep

“The ability to make your controller vibrate so you can find it”…
So you can find it… yeah sure…

InfamousDS
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InfamousDS

I wasn’t going to comment again, but I’m sick of people calling Zelda an open-world RPG. It is not. It has no RPG mechanics aside from the most literal interpretation of “playing a role in a game”. No EXP and no leveling system alone disqualify it. If we include no permanent combat item upgrades since every damn weapon is made of felt and cold piss, no skill upgrades and before you say it the tutorial/tablet and food/armor set bonuses do not count as upgrades because there is no player choice in the former and there are so many hurdles to… Read more »

delta1z2
Member

Robot Roll Call!
Cambot!
Gypsy!
Tom Servo!
Crooooooooooooooooooooooww!

#3 kiss girl
Guest
#3 kiss girl

Finland mentioned! Let us meet at the marketplace!

Kardinal
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Kardinal

It’s captured because Mario throws his cap to do it. They weren’t annoyed, they made a stupid pun, hence the “well, actually”

SilentPony
Member

So Laura, any thoughts on Beyond Good/Evil 2 being in ‘Day 0 development’?

Wolf
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Wolf

WHOS GOT LONG LEGS GAV?!?!? Ffs im not gunna sleep tonight. #fuckyouskype

Stephen
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Stephen

The reason I got out of Pokemon Go was too much database management. Egg hatching worked fine, which is what I got most of my joy in it from, but the need to grind dozens of pidgey into candy and evolve a few others for exp after a walk just got to me too much. As for Sony’s ‘reasoning’ for not doing . You’re speculation feels more likely than their explanation, which when it wasn’t being ludicrously corporate amounted to “We need to nanny our players more than Nintendo.” (Actually someone called them on that in an interview, specifically mentioning… Read more »

Ratslayer
Guest
Ratslayer

Muzzy taught English in Russia. It feels so weird remembering that green fuck…

phantomrachie
Member

Muzzy was also used to teach Irish

InfamousDS
Guest
InfamousDS

I just had to do a fire drill in the rain, because weather is apparently the topic of the day.

Sanrei
Guest
Sanrei

As someone who actually lives in the Conn. town of Niantic that the company that makes Pokemon GO is indirectly named after, I do not know how to feel about Gavin’s comment. We do have quite a lot of Pokestops though for such a non-urban area, so who knows? Great Podcast as always.

Eric the Orange
Guest
Eric the Orange

Oy ya what?! I live on the surface of the sun and it’s 3000K. Come at me mates.

Terry-Osaurusus Hex XI
Member

You’d be surprised how many neo-nazi groups splinter due to disagreements on who they consider still equal humans or power struggles between aspiring leaders. Look into it if you can stomach it, it’s like badly managed crime syndicates or, dare I say, Christianity and other major religions.