Podquisition Episode 151: Gavin Said Something Brilliant

Gav said something great on this episode and I can’t remember it for the show title quote, nor can I find it again amongst all this GREAT chat.

Rest assured though, Gav is back, and he is good. Also, Shadow of War, the Switch explosion, and Assassin’s Creed: Origins!

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BAH!
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BAH!

@55:20

Welcome to anime, Laura.

William Shelton
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William Shelton

Is anyone finding it difficult/ impossible to listen to this in browser on mobile?

dr7sun
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Best thumbnail yet

Michael Prymula
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Michael Prymula

I’m guessing the brilliant thing Gavin said was “Loot of the Rings”

Scott C Stewart
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confused how did this meme thing with gav get started I thought he always enjoyed ubisoft games or at least really enjoys the assassin creed games.

SithDuck
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Rocksteady IS Warner Bros not 2k. So Gav said 2 things.

Oliver Mendes
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I went from 50mb/s to 6. 6mb/s shitty rural mountain internet.

Ayon Windsor
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Ayon Windsor

In the last third Gavin came up with this argument: “I mean, just how frustrating is that for the developers who work on the games. Do you know, it’s one thing for us, the consumers, we’re pissed off about it because it costs us our money but that’s their lives work that’s being just tainted and shit all over.” I’ve heard this so often. Time and time again. I agree with the sentiment and I do believe that there are those very same people, however, different than a whole while back I am now a lot more wary. There may… Read more »

Dragmire
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Dragmire

Friends ribbing each other for a laugh and the audience repeating it as if they were as close as as the cast is something I see fairly often and it never fails to feel strange to me. The jokes work between friends because both people know each other well and understand the limit for how far the joke goes and what is considered too far. Large audiences have people that assume that they are on that social level(*) or believe that their 1 little joke on a personal scale is fine while ignoring the other large quantity of people doing… Read more »

Steven White
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You know what I haven’t heard a word about anywhere. The Switch’s stony silence. There’s nothing while on the dashboard, nothing while in the shop, it’s actually unsettling. You know where I expect that? Those crappy 50-in-1 machines loaded with the worst versions of things you recognize.

machine_dirty
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machine_dirty

I quite like most of Uwe Boll’s films.

Evil Within 2 is also out this week.

I’m actually doing a speech on Microtransactions for my college class tonight, looking forward to doing it.

Lex
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“Gavin said something br…” What!?

GAVIN IS A BOUNDLESS FOUNTAIN OF INSIGHT AND DELIGHT!

I’m still creasing up at his “ErectoPlasm” sex-aid pun from the episode where everyone got a bit too excited at the prospect of being bed fellows with Slimer.

Chris
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I feel about Souls games the way that Gav describes feeling about Cuphead. I am rubbish at them, I am probably never going to play one all the way through, but I love that they exist and am happy for the people who get joy from them. Now that’s for people who get joy from them as games. If your joy only comes from knowing other people aren’t as good or that they are suffering or struggling then fuck right off. That goes for Souls fans, it goes now for Dark Souls fans, and it goes for fans in general.… Read more »

MuddyScarecrow
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I feel when it comes to difficulty in games there’s something that more people need to grasp that they sadly aren’t: different people are good at different kinds of games. You can have somebody who can barely last five seconds in COD multiplayer but who doesn’t miss a single note in Guitar Hero or Rhythm Heaven. Someone can be a complete dunderhead with Tetris but absolutely destroys in any given bullet hell game. Thinking somebody is bad at all video games just because they suck at one of them is really narrow minded and just pays disrespect to video games… Read more »

Neto Houraisan
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You know, even though it’s such a meme now, a game where you actually talk to nazis and expose their bullshit through argumentation wouldn’t be a bad idea. You could convince the more innocent “just following orders” soldiers to realise how shitty their cause is and avoid killing them, while having some who are so blind they won’t change their world view no matter what you say, leaving armed combat as the only option. Maybe the last boss could be a Fallout-esque confrontation against some leader who legitimately thinks he’s doing what’s better for the country, and you have to… Read more »

GzG92
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Publisher’s Note: Purchase of the hundred-plus-dollar Complete Edition will only get you like half the stuff left out of the base game; the rest you’ve still gotta use microtransactions, retailer/energy drink/snack food/cell phone service-exclusive DLC, etc. to get.
Sincerely, Warner WeWouldLiterallySendSomeoneToYourHouseInTheDeadOfNightToSlitYourThroatAndHaveSexWithTheNeckHoleIfItMeantWeGotEvenASingleDollarMoreOutOfYourWorthlessFuckingLife I mean Brothers.

Anton
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Anton

Video games have a surprising capacity to inspire passion for history. Teenage me got hooked on WW2 (and then WW1) books after playing through COD2 (silly, right?). The early AC games had a similar effect for crusade and renaissance eras. Just this year, I got into Japanese history thanks to Nioh. Really hoping that AC origins re-ignites my passion for stabby historical tourism, but I’m giving it a wide berth when it releases. For one, there hasn’t been a good AC game since Pirates (I mean Black Flag); for another, I’m convinced that Ubi will stick in microtransactions after reviews… Read more »