Podquisition Episode 53: LINKLE!

CONTENT WARNING: This show contains woolly liberal politics. If you are offended by progressive politics, please be advised!

On this show, we get a bit too dark and political for a bit, before discussing the most crucial matter of the day -LINKLE! She’s like Link, but better, because she’s called Linkle.

Also, there’s more obligatory Fallout 4 chat, we talk about the frustrating nature of Star Wars Battlefront, and loads more bollocks besides!

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NacMacFeegle
Guest

lol I almost didn’t watch this episode because of the warning attached to it. I prefer the episodes where you guys don’t do so much of the social justice talk.

Bubble Bass
Guest
Bubble Bass

This might surprise you but I’ve actually seen a lot of tv commercials for Rise of the Tomb Raider. Mostly on places like adult swim but I’ve seen it plenty of times on major networks like ESPN during big football games too. I agree that going exclusive was a dumb idea but for what it’s worth Microsoft does seem to be marketing it hard, at least on US television.

Rafael R Piñero
Guest

Project $10 got a $40 upgrade.

Jordan Mann
Guest

I think the issue with Steam OS being slower to run games than Windows is due to games being ported poorly to Linux. Which takes some of the blame away from Valve but really doesn’t help…

RuleSpider
Guest
RuleSpider
Besides most of the comparisons were made with games PRIMARLY made with directX using the news version of directX which is version 12 which is now finally able to not only make use of hyperthreading and multiple cores, but is also able to make use of those things with games made in previous versions of directX that didn’t do it. Vulkan is a new version of OpenGL that aims at the same goal and it still not out yet. So the comparison was made with a multicore hyperthreading able technology versus a version of OpenGL that’s the classical one which… Read more »
Jordan Mann
Guest

I don’t think you can get too mad at Jim and Laura. They’re writers coming at this as from a pure gamer perspective. Two groups who don’t necessarily need to know much about Linux.

It doesn’t exactly help either that most news articles about it are shy on information. If all you see is “Games run worse on SteamOS”, you’re likely to believe the blame to be on Valve.

RuleSpider
Guest
RuleSpider
I’m not mad I am disappointed, let’s not put in my mouth a force of expression I didn’t put it in. Disappoitement is not being angry … On the other hand, no it is especially because they are wrtiting about video games for a living, that giving a little fly about technicalities and how the run of technology is going is a bit naturally expected from them. Especially from technology innovators that DO NOT rely on patents which is the equivalent of copyright when it comes to industrial process worthy ideas … Facing with a group of innovators that says… Read more »
prh99
Guest
prh99

It also doesn’t help GPU makers aren’t big on supporting Linux in general. Linux driver lag way behind Windows both in terms of release and optimization.

RuleSpider
Guest
RuleSpider

This one is completely untrue nowadays. Most of the missing features of Nvidia drivers inside Linux drivers are just uneccessary fluff that’s bloating the GUI manager of the card in the windows world, but all of the calcultation Oomph is at full disposal.

Ironically AMD who declares being supportive of open source, and that put significant efforts in community driven projects, can’t for the love of fuck pul out good drivers for Linux for some weird moon technology reason that’s in fact complete PR bullshit …

wvstolzing
Guest
wvstolzing

Ryder … from Grove Street?

Daryl Corey
Guest
Daryl Corey

Thoughts on this episode. Most GGers I know and have seen love Linkle and are annoyed with the feminists crapping on her for not being good enough or a Ms.Male Character trope and other mindless complaints. I never said anything bad about Jim being Polyamorous so I will still occasionally disagree on sexy women in games. Also loved Jim’s pick for the politician fighting game that final attack is insane.

Ventrus
Guest
I think some of the snark brought up around your Fallout Video feedback was a bit too universally dismissive. I disliked that Jimquisition video and have quite a difference of opinion to the point that was made, but I would not say you were a degenerate. I’m a fan and like giving support to your patreon account, and would like to think that I can disagree but also understand your points. The discussion at the start of this podquisition never really referenced or acknowledged any criticisms on that video that may have been valid, or understandable. I guess what I’m… Read more »
Yamato
Guest
Yamato

That’s unfair to valve though, the performance is worse because both AMD and Nvidia don’t care about their linux drivers.

RuleSpider
Guest
RuleSpider
Not true they do give a shit and most of the stuff that’s not supported by linux drivers are unnecessary fluff that no one is using even in the windows world so why bother integrating technologies that no one gives a fly about especially to users of a system where they have already far more interesting options to perform the same tasks. Once again as I have explained in another comment. Direct X12 is able to rearragne the work schedule of a game coded in previous versions of DirectX to make use of multiple cores and hyperthreading which all previous… Read more »
Oridan
Guest
Oridan

The word you were looking for is “Polyamorøs”. I think.

The Norwegian language doesn’t really have umlauts, by the way.

Apollo Justice
Guest
Apollo Justice

Yeah. Umlaut-language would be german.

Axersia
Guest

Hey Jim, how do you I join your kinky BDSM sex club? I checked the Mississippi personals on Craigslist, and it’s all men wanting to have sex with other men to get closer to their Dear Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I don’t think that’s you.

Maddy
Guest
Maddy

Oh dear, that ending made me smile and blush <3

Sperium3000
Guest
Sperium3000

What’s Gavin’s irrational beef with the name Ryder?

Erich Fromm Hell
Guest

In Ireland, the word ‘Ride’ is slang for sexy time.

Sperium3000
Guest
Sperium3000

Ooooooh.

Axersia
Guest

Isn’t that true anywhere in the world, though? I mean, I don’t know what it’s like to grow up in Ireland, but when I heard the lyrics “ridin’ her like a pony” in 2 Live Crew’s “Face Down, Ass Up,” I assumed he meant sticking his penis into her vagina or anus.

Erich Fromm Hell
Guest

Yeah, I suppose it is sometimes used elsewhere, but it’s just very ubiquitous here. Especially growing up.

Huttj509
Guest
Huttj509

Rather appropriate for Mass Effect.

this is a name
Guest
this is a name

her left arm looks 1/2 as short as her right one in that pic

Sperium3000
Guest
Sperium3000

The funny thing is that I knew it’s a perspective thing and she’s actually holding an arm back so her cape makes it look shorter, but now that you said that I can’t look at the picture and not thing Linkle was born with a deformity.

Billy Bissette
Guest
Billy Bissette

Not only is her left arm behind her, the cape is covering the upper half of the arm. The picture is a 3D render, and the original model maker most likely literally just mirrored the model making both arms identical within floating point tolerances for error.

Sperium3000
Guest
Sperium3000

Steve Jobs was a Sirian refugee?

Andrew Davis
Guest

His parents were.
🙂

Sperium3000
Guest
Sperium3000

ooooooh.

Joe Joeson
Guest
Joe Joeson

Syrian.

A Sirian refugee is somebody desperate to escape the omnipresence of Apple’s Siri. Which while appropriate for ol’ Steve he took the cowards way out and died.

Mathias Kristiansen
Guest
Mathias Kristiansen

I feel guilty for liking this joke 😀

Laura Blades
Guest
Laura Blades

Does anybody know what area Gav is talking about taking companions to comment on having multiple partners?

Maddy
Guest
Maddy

Good song. Good song.
https://youtu.be/Mynzbmrtp9I

Erich Fromm Hell
Guest
BonesMcKay
Guest
BonesMcKay

I collect the pokemon plushies. My girlfriend has her romance novels. We’re both awful.

SomeoneElse
Guest
SomeoneElse

I’m thinking that Cloud being in Smash may have been a combination of the fan poll Nintendo did and that he’s technically cameo’d in several GB games.

Chicken008
Guest
Chicken008

I like Linkle, more original than something like Lin.
Seems a lot of UK people dislike the name.

Chip Biscuit
Guest

Seems a lot of people globally dislike it. I’m fine with it, even if it isn’t a radically different name than Link.

BAH!
Guest
BAH!

You know who Linkle reminds me of? The Ranger from Dragon’s Crown, except without the ridiculously large thighs.

SomeoneElse
Guest
SomeoneElse

Hopefully, she has an alternate outfit that looks less like the Ranger’s.

BAH!
Guest
BAH!

Less? Or more?

Chris
Guest
Chris

I liked the elf’s design. I thought she was sexier than sorceress and the NPCs. Of course, her thighs were ridiculous, but EVERYONE had ridiculous proportions (men included) so it all fit together alright.

Goregeous
Guest
Goregeous

Lick…my wrinkle…linkle. Goddammit Gav, that’s not leaving my head anytime soon. XD

Goregeous
Guest
Goregeous

Hell yes, you three make my week, every week these days. Love ya Jim, Laura, Gav! Just hit play 😉

trollnystan
Guest
trollnystan

I was all excited too then realised the colour scheme is the same as the Swedish flag and gives me a bad nationalistic taste in my mouth. Damn you, Vault-Tec colour scheme! *shakes fist*

Dragonzeanse
Guest
Dragonzeanse

I’m quite happy Linkle is a thing. I want to see her playable in the next LOZ (probably won’t happen). To be honest, I never cared about Link’s gender (it never really mattered, did it?). Female Link kind of makes sense to me considering he never really had a written personality. Makes you wonder how many more characters could get that change.

Dragonzeanse
Guest
Dragonzeanse

I am quite happy to see Linkle is a thing. I want her playable in the next LOZ.