Podquisition Episode 143: The Dark Souls Of Eyes Wide Shut

Orgies are discussed, as is the way of things.

Elsewhere, we talk about developers who tell naughty lies, Jim Sterling becoming Undertale canon, Sonic Mania, Agents of Mayhem, and more.

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Mel
Guest
Mel

PODTOID?!

itsChimpanzee
Guest
itsChimpanzee

I’ve only been watching the Jimquisition for 18 months or so. What episode is Jim referring to in the podcast when he talks about Microsoft using journalists to advertise games at their press conference?

aargut
Member

The precedent that Ninja Theory’s done by releasing Hellblade…i can’t stress enough how important that is without being utterly redundant. It gives me hope, but not too much.

Zachary Vega
Member

I enjoy the content produced by TotalBiscuit. I enjoy the content produced by H3H3. I enjoy the content produced by Jim Sterling. I enjoy the content produced by Laura Kate Dale. I enjoy the content produced by Gavin Dunne. I will fight white supremacy, Fascism and Imperialism until the day I die. I support equality for all peoples, races, religions and sexual orientations. With all the being said, I ideologically line up with none of the content providers I enjoy 100%. I have never felt the need to harass someone because of this or alienate the people who do not… Read more »

YoDude
Guest
YoDude

Fuck Nazis.

Chris
Member

How about this. When you are marching down the street holding Nazi paraphernalia and chanting about ‘Jews will not replace us!’ and ‘Blood and soil!’ and people in your crowd are wearing Nazi armbands and t-shirts with Hitler quotes on them, IT’S OKAY TO CALL YOU A FUCKING NAZI. Jesus Christ with this fucking ‘not all conservatives are Nazis’ bullshit. No, but you know who are? The fucking Neo-Nazis who self identify as such and who marched through the streets of an American city brandishing fire arms and torches and screamed about how God damned proud they all are of… Read more »

Octopus Grift
Guest
Octopus Grift

Having heard Jim’s new Game of Thrones motto “Monday is Coming”, I was thinking about GoT mottos for Gavin and Laura. The one I came up with for Gavin is a riff on Greyjoy “We do not do requests” and Laura’s is a riff on Tully “Butts, Butts, Butts” or as an alternative a riff on house Martell “Butts, Butts, Butts”

Stephen
Guest
Stephen

Sonic Mania plays closer to Sonic 3&k to 2 to me, though you have to unlock the Sonic 3 invincibility flash – particularly how much variety there is in the level design. You* always used to be able to skip the Chemical Plant zone rising water moving blocks set piece with skilled play by jumping at just the right point if you’re going fast enough on the run up to it, and I’m fairly sure that’s always been deliberate reward for having a high skill threshold, but here you can skip it by accident due to how large and how… Read more »

chapomon
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chapomon

So is that line about Jim actually in the PS4/Vita version of Undertale? I pre-ordered my collector’s edition late so I won’t get to play it til December so it’s going to be burning my curiosity. Sonic Mania is on the Switch? I might have to pick that up now rather than waiting to get a PS4 or for the PC version.

Patrick Hogan
Member

Sorry people flipped out over your article Laura. Hope this mole hill come mountain sinks quickly cause it is ridiculous that you were attacked over it.

George
Guest
George

Fuck Nazis
Fuck Communists
Fuck White supremacists.
Fuck racial identity.
Fuck to the idea that one’s skin colour affects how you perceive the world.
Fuck identity politics.
Fuck it all.

It’s a disgusting view of reality.

MuddyScarecrow
Member

The Nazi thing is more weird and upsetting when I think about how Nazis are such an overused enemy in video games they’re put on the same level as zombies. Nazis and zombies: the two things we love killing in video games. And now it’s controversial?! Now we’ve got people getting offended at the idea of killing people who kill other people for fun/racial purity?! What the fuck happened to this planet?! Give it another ten years and soon putting zombies in your game is controversial because you’re callously slaughtering the living challenged.

machine_dirty
Guest
machine_dirty

Crackdown 3 got delayed til early next year, so looks like Agents of Mayhem will have to do for now.

Oh and I want to say fuck you to all those people who harassed Laura just because she interviewed TotalBiscuit(who BTW did not lead hate mobs or any of the other malicious lies people have been spreading about him), I have to say I really lost respect for Feminist Frequency for going after Laura like that.

Terry Osaurusies XI
Guest
Terry Osaurusies XI

In Bruges is brilliant, but I totally agree about Requiem for a Dream, once you know the last 15 kind of that film, it’s a lot harder to feel like rewatching it. In fact, I tried once a while ago, but as it progressed, my mind was realising that it didn’t want to feel that shitty at that moment, so changed to something else pretty quick like. With psychosis, I actually have some experience with in the past during particular troubling states of mind. Luckily haven’t had it in a while now, though I remember distinctly how it felt and… Read more »

Anton
Guest
Anton

Hellblade conveyed its story incredibly well, but they seriously screwed the pooch with the pacing of the first half. They could have taken out most of the “find the rune” non-puzzles, and the game would have been better for it. I know they needed to pad for time, but I will always take a shorter, well directed experience over one that uses filler to achieve a “X amount of content” checkpoint. The game gets better and better over time as the focus narrows in on story and combat, but boy does it start off on the wrong foot. On a… Read more »

SadOldGuy
Guest
SadOldGuy

Laura, Gav, and Jim. In the year and a half or so since I started following you, you have brought me so much joy. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Wellsy487
Guest
Wellsy487

In case you read this Laura. I’m sorry for what has happened. That type of shit should never be allowed.

I don’t know everything that happened, but it doesn’t matter. No one deserves to be attacked like you have been.

I think I speak for any decent person when I say: fuck those pricks, you’re doing a great job.

James Haynes
Member

The Dark souls of jumping jacks.

1.3 update for No Man’s Sky is pretty good at least potentially, but honestly nearly every feature has a progression breaking bug involved. I like the design changes but as a piece of coding, it doesn’t look like it was tested properly.

1.32 update for NMS just went up on steam that does fix about 80% of the original 1.3 issues.

drownedsummer
Guest
drownedsummer

Despite not listening to it yet as I was busy playing West of Loathing I’m aware of events surrounding this episode and just want to wish Laura all the best.