Podquisition Episode 137: Physical Contact Speed

The SNES Classic will definitely be a better situation than… oh. Oh it wasn’t. Okay then.

Elsewhere, we look at some console shovelware, we examine publisher lies, and talk some other bollocks.

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Camilo
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Camilo

A press person lies about in some announcement, I will no longer believe anything that person says. Fuck lying for hype.

yes
Guest
yes

Which solitare game is that??

Asuterisuku
Guest
Asuterisuku

I’m thoroughly convinced that the supply problems Nintendo keeps having in the US isn’t actually a problem with Nintendo; Any of the supposedly scarce things, I can walk into a store and buy here in Canada.

poop
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poop

GOD BLESS YOU GUYS FOR SWITCHING TO DISCORD

MJBarr
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MJBarr

Hey Jim, I’m noticing a “scorecardresearch” script flag in my noscript now here, which is apparently linked to soundcloud. Not sure if it has the potential to do its survey popups/whatever it does (I have scripts off all the time except when I enable them if you cant tell), just FYI (and of course its linked to soundcloud anyway so not your thing to fix anyway, unless I guess theres something other than soundcloud to use that isnt shit)

Maddy
Member

I want a Jimquisition Fidget Spinner <3

Outtaytoro
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Outtaytoro

If you do a Jimquisition about the lies by the industry, please use the exact quotes. I’ve heard you a couple of times being really angry at things that are just wrong, but you get so riled up about them (sometimes understandably), without ever referencing the original story. I think, sometimes it would do you good, to not go into the podcast not knowing anything and just getting secondhand information from Laura. I’ve really got nothing but respect for Laura, but getting your information filtered by only one person is never a good idea. The only thing I’ve ever found… Read more »

A small black-and-white cat
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A small black-and-white cat

I think you’re talking apples and oranges when you try and pool the pathological Molyneux/Murray brand of fib with the Watch Dogs demo and Ancel’s kind of misdirection. The first is something beyond games: a psychological issue about needing to be liked. The second is unfair, and a misunderstanding of the development process; you cannot predict the final product with 100% accuracy, especially years ahead of the unknown technology it will eventually run on, but the final Watch Dogs was pretty close to target nonetheless (or was on my PC, anyway). The last? You were right when you said Ancel… Read more »

Chris
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Chris

I forgot to mention it a few weeks ago, but I want to congratulate everyone on podquisition on setting their personal record for longest time without an intro at 54 and a half minutes. Well done!

George
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George

I 100% agree with both Jim and Laura with regards to lying and press. And Laura you are right when you say that you can’t see a difference. There is no difference at all. I understand the scale of lying. There is the little white lies about “oh you look nice today” and such. BUT interpersonal lies are not what we are talking about. The sliding scale should not exist with Companies or Governments. Those men and women at E3 are the representatives of multi-billion dollar companies that employ thousands of people, have huge environmental impacts, huge economic impacts and… Read more »

LauraLLaurason
Member

Just want to say the apology at the top was a class act. I’m not surprised by it – it’s exactly why I love you guys – but it was nice to have that reaffirmed.

And yes, everything else in that Switch update was pants.

David
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David

Why do Ubisoft and Ancel himself keep having such trouble understanding the idea that people want Beyond Good and Evil 2? Us: “We want Beyond Good and Evil 2.” Them: “Let’s not make it.” Us: “But we wanna give you money for it tho?” Them: “So let’s say we make it…” Us: “Yes…” Them: “Release trailers for it…” Us: “Yeeeeeeeessss…” Them: “Then not make it.” Us: “NO!” Them: “Okay! Okay! I hear you. We’ll make it…” Us: “Really?” Them: “IF you buy Rayman instead.” Us: *pinches nose* “Just. Make. Beyond. Good. And. Evil. Sodding. 2.” Them: “Understood.” Us: “Really?” Them:… Read more »

SilentPony
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SilentPony

Always remember, BG/E 2 was in Day 0 development after E3. That demo they showed was, at best, just re-purposed game mechanics from another game. At worst, 100% unrepresentative of the game entirely.

Its probably safe to say the game is a failure. We know enough about AAA dev cycles to see where this is going. Glitches, bugs, day 1 patches, DLC carved into a dozen different editions, boring repetitive gameplay, lacking heart and soul, abandoned and forgotten within a month.

Unknown
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Unknown

Did you deliberately not talk about Alex Mauer?

Moax
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Moax

I like the fact that Nintendo doesn’t make many classic edition consoles.

It makes it limited edition, honest limited edition, not usual video game “limited edition”, where you can still buy the limited version for the next 6 years.

I know you all want them but with out the production being limited… It’s not a limited edition.

And yes, I can buy a switch right now and could buy a nes classic up until April this year, Argos and physical shops are your friends.

John Hagg
Member

I think what Laura is saying is that if the SNES Classic isn’t readily available that she wouldn’t really have a problem with it! 😛 Love you guys!

machine_dirty
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machine_dirty

Hearing procedural generation used as a selling point for BGE2 worries me, I hope to god it’s not another No Man’s Sky, and yes, Ubisoft definitely does lie far too much and it annoys me when people just accept it(though considering our illegitimate president lies on a daily basis and people blindly accept that too, I guess I shouldn’t be surprised).

Stephen
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Stephen

Was looking forward to this one after the first UK wave of SNES classic sold out within a couple of hours of preorders becoming available. My view on lies in gaming PR: Lie to us about plots as much as you like to make spoilers less… spoily – Tell me that a villain isn’t going to return while planning their return, that sort of thing, but don’t bloody lie about features, releases, or press plans – No comment on rumour as policy, no comment on future press plans as policy, and when you make a statement more than no comment… Read more »

InfamousDS
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InfamousDS

Reggie: So, you want an SNES classic? Well first we have to route the pre-order to an offshore account, then invest in a housing trust, then take the dividends to reinvest in war bonds, cash those in to paper currency, trade that currency for gold bouillon, buy stake in a Saudi Arabian oil baron, take those dividends to come back to GameStop andddddddddd it’s gone.
Me: What?
Reggie: It’s gone. Sorry, you weren’t fast enough and the down payment is nonrefundable. NEXT IN LINE, PLEASE!

John
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John

So, I reckon over the past while there’s been a heavy trend toward a lot of Nintendo focused discussion. I know this is because Laura does a lot of the work in arranging the topic list, and she’s a big fan of Nintendo and that’s all well and good. But it does make the podcast a little less interesting for those of us who are less excited about nintendo releases. I don’t mean this as a nasty criticism, particularly because Laura obviously puts a lot of work into the podcast and keeping things on track and so on. But I… Read more »

Chicken008
Member

SNES is an initialism, not an acronym.