Podquisition Episode 29: Black Widow Motel

Conrad Zimmerman joins the crew this week to talk about E3 and how it destroys everybody’s hopes and dreams. We reminisce about E3s past – more specifically, that time Destructoid operated out of the notorious Black Widow Motel.

Elsewhere, we chat about Hyrule Warriors coming to 3DS, Dark Souls 3, and Gavin goes for a piss when we bring up amiibo again.

Also, one of us is very sick this week. They do an admirable job and deserve applause. Lots of applause.

Sam
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Sam

I love guests! You should get more guests! Four is a good number for a podcast.
You should get Movie Bob and have a “ex-escapist, now self employed” party.

Keideki
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Keideki

Hato means pigeon. Its a play on words for pigeons.

WizardryPony
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WizardryPony

Jim Sterling! I am going to continue spamming this thing until you acknowledge it’s existence somehow. A game similar to Yooka-Laylee, but made by guys who are fans of Rare. Lobodestroyo. Check out the Kickstarter video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNHTwWv8cuA

Yeah I'm Just Gonna Be That Guy
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Yeah I'm Just Gonna Be That Guy
The word “Hatoful” is a bit of a weird one. In the Japanese title, it is “hātofuru” (the ā means the a sound is held for twice as long). It’s basically a pun. Hātofuru is a word that, in Japanese, appears to be English in origin, but actually originated in Japan. Converted back into English, it means “heartful”. Hātofuru can also be an approximation of the word hurtful. The final layer of the pun is that hato (note without the ā), means pigeon or dove. So yeah, maybe translating it as heartful would have been a better idea. Heartful Boyfriend.… Read more »
Matt
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Matt

I’ve been looking everywhere but I can’t find the pictures that Jim mentioned of him and Jonathan in the style of Conrad’s Twitter pic. I’d really love to see it, does anyone know where I can find it? Do Conrad or Jim still have a copy?

Conrad Zimmerman
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I don’t think I do. I believe they were posted to a deviant art account originally, but a search there did not result in finding any of the images. It did, however, turn up a consolation prize: Jonathan Holmes fighting a Xenomorph.

http://pre02.deviantart.net/1820/th/pre/f/2013/043/2/4/aliens_vs_jonathan_holmes_by_huskelbullen-d5upcac.png

Matt
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Matt

This has to be one of the best consolation prizes I have ever received.

THECHAIRMAN
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THECHAIRMAN

RE: Laura & Gavin on Hatoful Boyfriend:

IIRC, Hatoful is a double entendre; it means pidgeon in Japanese, and sounds like ‘heartful’.

Yeah I'm Just Gonna Be That Guy
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Yeah I'm Just Gonna Be That Guy

However, as I explained in my own needlessly long comment, pigeon is “hato” alone, and “heartful” isn’t a real word (except in Japanese, it’s a real word in Japanese).

EOCB
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EOCB

Due to how katakana works, it can be interpreted as both “Heartful” and “Hurtful”, this becomes more relevant in the later parts of the story.

I cried.

Lavender6ooms
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Lavender6ooms

I was kind of surprised that Laura said Sarah, from The Walking Dead season 2, deserved a punch. I always saw her as a character with some kind of severe anxiety disorder, and when certain things happened to her in the course of the game that agitated her condition further I really sympathized with her character and did my best to protect her.

Matt
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Matt

SPOILERS

When Sarah is absolutely frozen in fear after she and Luke get trapped in that house, isn’t slapping her the way to get her to make it out of there alive? As far as I remember, trying the gentle route just leads to Clem not getting through to her, but if you slap her in the face and shout at her about how she needs to pull herself together, she ends up making it out and follows Luke up.

ShotgunChoda
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ShotgunChoda

I kinda hope the Pokemons amiibo thing happens now. I’d embrace the ensuing chaos.

Jeremy Quest
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Jeremy Quest
Actually Desura was making most of its money comin’ from Linux users because Desura was the only platform furnishing games for Linux. And frankly to me it’s not greenlight that sealed their fate but the arrival of steam on Linux. I litteraly stopped using Desura once Steam linux came out. And before it was bought out Desura were fairly upfront during community conferences of linux users and devs that 75% of their cash was coming from linux users given that they were the only buisness giving it a try …. Sooo yeah to me the real big problematic event was… Read more »
Dave Dogge
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Dave Dogge

Lets just hope that Dark Souls / Bloodborne don’t become the new FIFA with yearly releases.

zerocommzero
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zerocommzero

I doubt it. Remember Bloodborne was an exclusive so it really shouldn’t count as a Souls release in that regard. I’m sure those who don’t have a PS4 are happier that the wait won’t be even longer. Besides early 2016 is still almost a year away.

DragonDawn85
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DragonDawn85

Talking about moments in games that set off my emotions, I’m surprised no one mention The Witcher 3. The Red Baron’s story, seeing how damaged he was and how broken he was by the end, and then doing the Botchling/Luberkin ritual? That broke my heart to watch that poor, broken man have to face the reality of all his mistakes in an attempt to salvage what he could to save his family.

Wellsy487
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Wellsy487

That was the best episode so far. Gavin needs to drink in every episode, and I loved Conrad being on this show, reminded me of the old Podtoid podcasts. I hope Laura doesn’t have her soul crushed this E3, it will be fun to watch her hate rise with the game industry over the years. Keep the four of you on this podcast guys it worked really well.

LexHollow
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LexHollow

About the 700+ Pokemon Amiibo thing: assuming the rumour is true, it’s likely that the 700+ will be cards rather than actual Amiibo (similar to the upcoming Animal Crossing cards which function like Amiibo). Possibly they’ll tie it in with the Pokemon TCG? It would make sense.

Conrad Zimmerman
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That’s an excellent point. I had, at one point in the discussion, meant to bring up the card thing but the conversation just rolled past it. And it didn’t occur to me at all when we got to the Pokémon listings. You are probably right on the money.

Kalgar
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Kalgar

Damn. I would pay inordinate sums of money for a Hawlucha Amiibo…

RaylaxKai
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RaylaxKai

Yeah, I don’t know if NFC chips can be small enough, but if it’s possible I would not be surprised to see a set of Pokémon TCG cards with amiibo chips inside them.

To speculate further – a new console Pokémon TCG? You can get random cards ingame through booster packs like the old GBC one, or scan in amiibo-enabled cards for specific ones if you have them. That could be pretty awesome. Unlikely, but awesome.

ANTI-SANTA
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ANTI-SANTA

Haha, you silly Americans and your black widows. Come to Australia, where the black widow mutated into another species that’s even more deadly. They’re called Red Backs 😀

Lucas
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Lucas

The image used actually appears to be a red back. Wildlife over here are all jerks.

ANTI-SANTA
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ANTI-SANTA

Black Widows have a red spot too, but it’s mostly on their underbellies, not so much on their backs.

Billy
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Billy

Black widows have that cute red hourglass on the underside of their abdomens. Red backs, as the name implies, also have a red stripe on the upper side.

Vonchiefer
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Vonchiefer

That was amazing!

Greg
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Greg

I’m a little baffled by the Hatoful Boyfriend news, because Holiday Star already exists. You can buy it in English, right here:
http://www.dlsite.com/eng/work/=/product_id/RE107643.html

I suppose maybe this is going to be an enhanced version, since the commercial version of Hatoful Boyfriend was also an enhanced version of a pre-existent thing. Anyway, I’m hyped. And it’s coming to the Vita! As is Hatoful Boyfriend, actually! So many pigeons on my Vita.

Chris
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Chris

Did the sames guys who did hatoful boyfriend also do the other dating game called “I love my brother!”

…which is not an incest game but a game where you date printers? (yes as in the printer brand “brother”)? Or wait… does I love my brother even exist? Was it some kind of wonderful photoshop…?

Greg
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Greg

That is a real thing; you can even play it online if you want, although it hasn’t been translated into English, and Chrome’s auto-translation produces things like “And next to me, which has been by chance vacancy I was supposed to be bra man-kun is coming”

http://ima.goo.ne.jp/brother/

It’s not by the same person; in fact, from the copyright, it seems to have been produced by the printer company itself.

monsterfurby
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As owner of the Steam curator group “Arachnophobia Watch”, I rate this podcast AAAH AAAH AAH AAAAAH AAAAAAH out of ten.

greg
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greg

Awesome! Could we Conrad a regular? … where is the paetron goal for that?

Greg
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Greg

… and so, we discover the problems inherent in not having an account system. I think you and I are going to have to fight now.

Greg
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Greg

I agree with Greg. More Conrad!

And after that, even more Conrad! Then more Greg.

Freeman
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Freeman

Hey Jim UPS is trying to contact you for a package I sent that they’re having a tough time delivering for some reason.

Just FYI

Edwin Jackson
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Edwin Jackson

Well done to Gavin for getting through it when he was so sick and only using the toilet once, Podcaster of the year contender!

Freeman
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Freeman

Hey Jim I tried sending you something and I got an email from UPS saying your PO box wasn’t valid and they were trying to contact you for alternate address…

Freeman
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Freeman

Sorry for the double-post. My internet timed out and I didn’t think it went through after I refreshed.
Go ahead and delete this Jim.

Parnhammm
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Parnhammm

I have only heard Conrad from FistShark, he sounds so different on this. Does Nick change mess with the audio a lot on there Jim? Really great episode!

Conrad Zimmerman
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I don’t know to what extent Nick plays with my audio, but my mic is (for reasons I can’t figure because I know plenty of people with the same device who have not had this problem) incredibly hot, so I know there’s some adjustment being done when he gets it.

And thanks for listening to FistShark!

Parnhammm
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Parnhammm

I see! Was genuinely surprised at the difference between the two audio tracks. Might just be the fact that it is two different editors as well though.

FistShark is brilliant, so out there and different. Incredible that it is improvised as well. “Dumpster full of Spines” is probably one of the funniest shows I have ever heard. Hopefully talking about the show on here will give a boost to the Patreon, deserve it.

Chris
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Chris

Can you recommend me a good episode? I tried listening to an episode ages ago and didn’t get it ten minutes in. I’m starting to suspect it’ less the show is not good or i didn’t get it, but rather I picked a bad starting point.

Well… I like think I would get it, since I enjoy a lot of Jim’s comedy…. like the e3 article he made

Conrad Zimmerman
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I won’t rule out the possibility that the show simply isn’t any good (and there are definitely some running gags going on), but I’d be happy to supply you with a few of my favorite episodes to try. Dumpster Full of Spines (ep 8): The title bit is a fan favorite, but I also like this one because it’s the first introduction of Miley Cyrus (who is turning into a beautiful young woman, and such a talent). Samheinous (ep 12): Our Halloween episode. Prepper Camp (ep 25): Quite possibly the most offensive episode (certainly the most sacrilegious), we try to… Read more »
Fox
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Fox

Accidentally doubled on the rss.

Jackgar Prime
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Jackgar Prime

Yaaaay, Conrad! Looking forward to listening to this one!

Erich FrommHell
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Sod games. I woke up this afternoon to the news that Lord Summerisle has left us. 🙁 R.I.P.

Edwin Jackson
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Edwin Jackson

He is Immortal! The dark prince will rise again but it’s sad he gone from us at present =(