Podquisition Episode 149: Iwata In The Machine

Iwata is the Ghost in the Machine now, which cements his coolness.

Elsewhere, the PS Vita has a bad time, the Atari Box is a thing, and that Assassin’s Creed gold head is horrible.

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Also, check out Laura Kate at Kotaku UK!

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FaxHound
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FaxHound

Slightly ironic that after Jim’s discussion about picking your words carefully he then proceeds to brand video game executives he disapproves as appearing to be “cock jockeys”. This isn’t intended as a dig, as I consider Jim to be a mature and progressive voice in the world of video games, but perhaps his discussion of his less enlightened days (and we’ve surely all had those) caused a subconscious short-circuit leading him to misspeak. It took me a while in my late teens to stop using the word “gay” as a synonym for lame. I always maintained that I wasn’t using… Read more »

Dj_Ziio
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Dj_Ziio

I would love to read the PSVita article by Laura Kate but I can’t find it on Kotaku. Am I looking in the right place and it hasn’t been uploaded yet, or should I look elsewhere? A Google search turned up a lot of her articles, but not the one I’m looking for. Also, I’m pretty sure Sony said there was no market for mobile gaming because cell phones are ubiquitous with a EDC device. I believe they even mentioned that Nintendo had found a niche market with a home console that had the ability to do mobile. Its difficult… Read more »

Roger Civit
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Why did you post it this way? How can I download it now? I use to listen to it in the car, as a podcast I download in advance because of bad reception. WTF, JIM.

AntarcticOasis
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AntarcticOasis

Great little episode this one – for me, best one in a month. I come for the personalities, I stay for the bollocks.

Kirk Hammer
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Kirk Hammer

Wait, so there’s no 15-minutes of “Isn’t it funny how we’re wasting the listener’s time?! We should talk about videogames but let’s go on about deer penises or something!?” at the start this week, and it’s the week that we’re missing *Gavin*, the guy who usually either sticks to the point or stays out of the discussion if it’s something he’s not into? I was worried this week would be all over the place but instead it’s a really good episode.

Terry-Osaurusus Hex XI
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If I’m paying 60 000 people currencies for a pair of headphones, they had damn well better allow me to hear the private, intimate thoughts of others, news articles from the future AND alien civilization communications. Otherwise, donate them to the homeless. They would really appreciate a corporate-branded gold-plated pair of twat-muffins.

chapomon
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As someone who backed and played Plague Road, my brief thoughts on it is that it feels a bit unfinished and while the base for the combat is good, it gets really repetitive very fast. Overall, I thought it was a slightly below average game. That said, I love the utilization of the Vita’s features. The ability of being able to use the touch screen to push options and being able to use the touch screen, if you want, to during combat to move and navigate the options is very well executed. Sometimes when you want to move your character… Read more »

machine_dirty
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machine_dirty

I played Borderlands 2 on Vita and I thought it was a pretty decent experience, certainly not as good as console/PC but not unplayable either, biggest problem wasn’t the framerate, it was that the game would sometimes randomly turn itself off for no apparent reason. So no I don’t think the Vita died cause of Borderlands 2, it was because Sony just didn’t make enough original first-party titles for it, Killzone Liberation, Uncharted Golden Abyss and Resistance Burning Skies were all pretty solid games and it’s a shame there weren’t more like those. I don’t see the Atari Box doing… Read more »

drownedsummer
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drownedsummer

Well, I can now advise that at least one pornstar has started to listen to Podquisition.