Podquisition Episode 138: Rectal Urgency

Your pal Jim Sterling is back from gall bladder surgery after having to cancel last week.

It’s time to talk about Crash Bandicoot, terrible PS4 developers, and loads of other bollocks!

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Christoph Brinkmann
Guest
Christoph Brinkmann

Always love it when Sony does something dumb. Not because I’m part of the console war but because the Sonybots love calling MS “Micro$oft” (because oh yes that’s just so clever – you replaced the “s” in “Microsoft” with a dollar sign, I bow down to your amazing cleverness /sarcasm) all the while somehow apparently missing the fact that Sony is a for profit company too.

squid spitt
Member

In reference to the Nintendo/Switch section and third parties NOT giving a Shit about Nintendo overall! I think its mostly down to the immaturity of Nintendo themselves – and their Fans since the N64 & on? I can understand in the Golden era of 8/16-bit that many game designers made games intended for kids, but that’s because it WAS kids that were playing games in those days! SEGA & SONY & MS have made gaming machines with 1st party titles that have evolved and matured over the years and 3rd party’s see this and reciprocate with their own style definition… Read more »

Kirk Hammer
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Kirk Hammer

There’s always this tone of bafflement whenever people who only played Nintendo games as kids talk about stuff that other people grew up with – “People are nostalgic for a game series *I* didn’t play? INCONCEIVABLE!” Like Laura’s article on LPVG about Crash Bandicoot was literally just “anyone who likes this series is deluding themselves”. Yes, Crash Bandicoot 1 has some flaws but shitting on it just because it’s not the game YOU played as a kid is just childish. Also I can fill in the blanks on the “Nintendo didn’t do as well in the UK” part – Nintendo… Read more »

phantomrachie
Member

Castlevania is a top notch show. Even if you don’t normally like animated stuff I’d still recommend it.

Very well written ( not a huge shocker with Warren Ellis), great animation, voice acting is on point & there is so much going on in each scene. It also is not afraid to show demons doing things that most shows would shy away from, I won’t spoil but I had to rewatch a couple of scenes to make sure I’d seen what I’d seen.

Fallen Prime
Member
Fallen Prime

What’s going to happen to this podcast if/when Soundcloud goes under? They’re in pretty dire straits right now.

Jack
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Jack

Aww, sweet, Jim’s back, and they’re talking about the remake of some of my favourite games of all time and my favourite game of the last few months, Crash Bandicoot: The N.Sane Trilogy! *listens* Oh. 🙁 Damnit guys, what’s the point of video game critics if you refuse to validate my already fully-decided opinions? In all seriousness, Super Mario 64 is easily way better than Crash Bandicoot 1, but it seems a little weird to me that it gets virtually no criticism for the way it obnoxiously kicks you out of the level every single time you die. Crash may… Read more »

Adunad
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Adunad

Back in April I had some gallbladder issues, lots of pain, but not quite what Jim had, since I just got some morphine and was sent on my way. I had been on an LCHF diet (Low Carb, High Fat) for about two weeks when it happened, and since then I’ve made sure at least one meal a day has enough fat for the gallbladder to empty out so no stones have time to form. Luckily, I’ve had no issues since. You might wonder how I wouldn’t get enough fat on a “high fat” diet, but I’m currently testing ways… Read more »

TildaTheBearrr
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TildaTheBearrr

Podquisition really inspires me by showing that I, a person who talks once in a blue moon, could theoretically be successful in podcasting. Thanks Gav! Although I would need the sweetest voice on the Earth for that…

(Jk jk love y’all, get well soon Jim xxx)

HelixShade
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HelixShade

On a side note Jim, there’s been some more stuff on the old Brash Games Chestnut. Beholden –

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nEanjKgpdU

machine_dirty
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machine_dirty

I never really played any of the original 3 Crash games back in the day(though I did play Wrath of Cortex and liked it enough to 100% it) so I had no real nostalgia for them, but I was still eager to check them out, and I really enjoyed all three of them. I actually found the boulder levels pretty easy, for me the Crash 1 level I hated the most was “The Lost City”, as it’s one of the longest levels in the game and it’s one you have to beat without dying to get a colored gem, that… Read more »

Remus
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Remus

Wrestling is one of those american things I don’t understand at all. I know the podcast can’t be all gold but that was a long section I didn’t care for in the slightest

Austin_SJ
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Austin_SJ

Jim streets back alright!

Some guy
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Some guy

“Crash was not considered great back in the day”

I can’t be the only one who thought “do some research” when I heard that…

And welcome back Jim.

InfamousDS
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InfamousDS

Castlevania is 4 episodes long and ends on a teaser, since it is based on Castlevania 3. Laura is right in that it was a movie, as there is only 1 set of real opening credits and the rest were just clearly edited in.

FucKonami.

Stephen
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Stephen

Glad to hear Jim’s back in action. For Crash, I have no real nostalgia for the series (Playing the series… Twice… as a kid, and one of those times was CTR, the other was Warped, I was mostly PC gaming with Crash), and these games are holding up a lot better than I expected. Especially the use of boxes. Really like how much use they get out of boxes in the level design. The camera is bullshit, obviously, but only a couple of death levels that took two attempts at (With going for enough perfects to ramp up my lives… Read more »

pg.
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pg.

“Crash was never a great series”

fuck off…

Stephen Mc Devitt
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Stephen Mc Devitt

You’re right, Jim. Spyro was always the better platformer trilogy. I hope it gets remastered despite how ambitious it would be to remastered with so many assets, textures, maps, music, dialogue, etc. I’d love to see Crash Team Racing remastered because the original was legitimately good.

If Sony won’t respond back whether or not to give permission for someone to make changes and improvements to Shadow of the Colossus for PS4, then he should just go ahead with his ideas anyway. Sony won’t care because they’re more into making PlayStation Store into the next Steam Greenlight.

SilentPony
Member

Oh also Conker’s Bad Fur Day is the best mascot platformer ever.

Neto Houraisan
Member

Honestly, I think a lot of people are exaggerating the difficulty and frustration levels that Crash has. As someone who’s played the original trilogy on an emulator recently (sue me), I can say it’s definitly no Super Meat Boy or the Dark Souls of platforming or whatever. Brace yourselves for a mini-review! While Crash 1’s controls were indeed not very good, they do improve greatly in 2 and 3. Also, in most of the famous boulder levels and such, the camera zooms out considerably, so you can easily see the obstacles ahead of you (there are times, however, where you… Read more »

SadOldGuy
Member

Glad you are doing better Jim. As a fellow gall bladder less person, I know EXACTLY what they mean by “rectal urgency”. ALWAYS KNOW WHERE THE TOILET IS!!!!!! I once spent two hours waiting for a tow truck after crashing it trying to get to a toilet, which I of course failed to do.

SilentPony
Member

My grandma is dying of gall bladder failure. It turned gangrenous, and is basically melting and leaking into her body, spreading toxins and disease everywhere.
Real Nurgle shit.
Glad your got the little bastard out Jim.

Sarklor
Member

Welcome back Jim. Sounds like your gall bladder went out in the most *spectacular* way it could short of literally exploding. Mind yourself.

Anton
Guest
Anton

That new intro is delightful. Grats on still being alive, Jim!

BubbleButt
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BubbleButt

Can I just take the time to say that I think it’s really shitty that the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy released without any subtitles whatsoever? It’s ridiculous, honestly.