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?

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’.

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.

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.

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.

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 😀

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.

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?

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…

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!

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.