Podquisition Episode 155: The Spice Girls

On this week’s podcast, we talk about turn-of-the-millenium British pop culture to alienate most of you.

After that, we chat Sonic Forces, more Assassin’s Creed, the Xbox One X, and some other bollocks.

You can listen/download directly here and get the RSS feed here.

Also, check out Laura Kate at Kotaku UK!

Also also, check out Miracle of Sound’s channel and Patreon page!

SonicAbortion
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SonicAbortion

You don’t have to be British to know the Chuckle Brothers, I know em from that weird promotional Hitman video

Aotrs Commander
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Aotrs Commander

Hi! I may be more-or-less the only one who understood a fair bit of the first 8-9 minutes (except for the stuff about Eastenders and whatnot since I don’t soaps). Chucklevision ended in 2009, apparently (says wiki) – didn’t think it was that long since I’d last randomly caught an episode by chance and thought “wow, that’s still running, good job lads!” – but considering it ran for 22 years, you gotta salute ’em for effort. (Esepcially considering the older one (Barry) would have been 65 at that point, and they were still doing the same sort of slapstick as… Read more »

Speederino
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Speederino

Since you were talking about mascot platformers, I’d just like to quickly recommend A Hat in Time. That’s going overlooked now that Odyssey is out, but it is absolutely worth your time and easily the best 3D platformer I’ve played in years.

Not counting Odyssey, which I’ve yet to play :p

rosebubble
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i really like to see telltale go back to making more classic styled point and clicks their sam & max games were fantastic and i love to see more

Nitrium
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Nitrium

It was Tori Amos who was solely responsible for making the 90’s (and beyond) so cynical. I heard that somewhere.

Octopus Grift
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How do you bring up the Spice Girls and not talk about the Nutmeg Song?

Kirk Hammer
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Kirk Hammer

It’s funny that Jim should be talking about sincerity and a lack of cynicism when it comes to Sonic the Hedgehog because both he and Laura do the same thing a lot of people do when talking about “modern Sonic” – saying “oh it’s so cringey” as if that’s self evident reason to condemn it. When people say that they found a Sonic-related piece of media “cringy” they never actually seem to specify *why* they found it cringy, or what that even entails. What part of it made you cringe? Why did you cringe? Is that “cringing” embarrassment, derision –… Read more »

Waspseducer
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Telltales recent output was sort of tossed under the bus in this episode, but i consider the third season of the walking dead to be among the best games Telltale has ever made.

Oh, and i really hope Mass Effect makes a comeback.

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Oliver Mendes
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Funny how the newest Sonic game people seemed to like was mae by fans instead of SEGA. And even then SEGA had to screw that up on the PC.

InfamousDS
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InfamousDS

I think it is safe to say the Xbox One is a bit toss.

MuddyScarecrow
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Crush 40 remind me a lot of the band from Miami Connection. I’m 100% positive that those ninja fighting rock stars believe entirely of their messages of being friends for eternity loyalty honesty or being against the ninja.

drownedsummer
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I’m amused at the discovery that Pat Butcher (Pam St Clements) and a few other older British celebrities have done a documentary in America involving them going around American states where they have legalised cannabis and trying it.

Terry-Osaurusus Hex XI
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You won’t alienate me; your bestest most loyalest British fan/stalker!

drownedsummer
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drownedsummer

That was well timed I just finished doing the dishes.