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English, Mind Games, 1 seasons, 553 episodes, 2 days 19 hours 48 minutes
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Audio home of The Jimquisition, featuring its lovely little podcast, Podquisition - starring Jim Sterling, Laura Kate, and Gavin Dunne!
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Podquisition 476: The Best Kind of Feedback

The bar has been raised yet again. Games we played this week include: Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth (10:50) Helldivers 2 (16:30) Mouthwashing (31:10) Deep Rock Galactic: Survivor (34:25) Final Fantasy Rebirth (40:45) Destroy All Humans 2 Reprobed (47:15) Hardcoded (49:20) --- News things talked about in this episode: MS to address rumors around console exclusivity (56:10) https://www.theverge.com/2024/2/12/24070445/microsoft-xbox-business-update-event-future-february-15 French worker unions call for strikes at Ubisoft (58:10) https://www.pcgamer.com/unions-call-for-strikes-at-ubisoft-studios-in-france-to-protest-wages-we-cannot-tolerate-being-treated-as-expendable-to-mitigate-their-bad-decisions Microsoft layoffs hit Toys For Bob hard (1:04:05) https://www.eurogamer.net/microsoft-layoffs-affect-86-staff-at-spyro-crash-bandicoot-studio The FTC seems irritated by Microsoft’s layoffs (1:01:30) https://www.polygon.com/24065269/ftc-microsoft-activision-deal-layoffs-appeal Voice acto
15/02/20241 hour 12 minutes 7 seconds
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Podquisition 475: A Quiet Place

A crisis averted. Games we played this week include: Silent Hill: The Short Message (7:15) Yakuza: Like a Dragon (27:30) Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth (37:25) Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League (39:03) --- News things talked about in this episode: Rumors swirl around possible changes to Xbox first-party exclusivity (53:20) https://www.gamedeveloper.com/business/report-microsoft-rethinking-exclusivity-plans-to-bring-starfield-and-indiana-jones-to-ps5 Development of The Day Before was allegedly a shitshow (1:02:10) https://www.eurogamer.net/new-the-day-before-report-alleges-employees-fined-for-making-mistakes Square Enix has decided it wants to make better games (1:04:05) https://www.eurogamer.net/square-enix-reviewing-overall-game-development-to-improve-quality --- Buy official Jimquisition merchandise at thejimporium.com Find Laura at LauraKBuzz on Twitter, Twitch, YouTube, and Patreon. All her content goes on LauraKBuzz.com, and you can catch Access-Ability on YouTube ever
08/02/20241 hour 9 minutes 55 seconds
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Podquisition 474: Horny Goat Jokes

We’re just not qualified. Games we played this week include: Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth (10:30) Metroid Dread (26:50) Granblue Fantasy Relink (32:50) Interaction Isn’t Explicit (35:30) Go Mecha Ball (40:30) Celeste 64 (51:50) --- News things talked about in this episode: Microsoft lays off 8% of its game division despite 49% revenue increase in Q2 (59:05) https://www.theverge.com/2024/1/25/24049050/microsoft-activision-blizzard-layoffs Eidos Montreal staff laid off, previously unannounced Deus Ex game canceled (1:05:05) https://www.polygon.com/24054575/deus-ex-game-canceled-layoffs-eidos-montreal SEGA of America to drop 61 employees in March (52:15) https://www.gamesindustry.biz/sega-of-america-to-lay-off-61-employees Early Suicide Squad players had the game finished for them (59:40) https://variety.com/2024/digital/news/suicide-squad-kill-the-justice-league-game-pulled-offline-1235890502 Bloodborne Kart won’t be Bloodborne Kart anymore (1:10:00) https://www.eurogamer.net/blo
01/02/20241 hour 15 minutes 3 seconds
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Podquisition 473: Phlegm Filter

What a terrible strain. Games we played this week include: Piñata Smashlings (5:35) Turnip Boy Robs a Bank (16:15) Last of Us Part II Remastered (28:15) Palworld (33:35) Home Safety Hotline (48:05) Luck Be a Landlord (53:30) --- News things talked about in this episode: MiG Switch flash cart could lead to bans for second-hand game buyers (59:05) Rockstar and Remedy logo thing got settled late last year (1:05:05) https://www.eurogamer.net/take-two-and-remedy-in-trademark-dispute-over-r-logo Developer Piranha Bytes seemingly dropped by Embracer Group (52:15) https://www.pcgamer.com/embracer-owned-elex-studio-piranha-bytes-is-trying-to-save-itself-from-closure-dont-write-us-off-yet/ Riot lays off more than a tenth of its staff (59:40) https://www.riotgames.com/en/news/2024-rioter-update After selling off all their previously acquired IP, Square Enix things it needs more diverse offerings (1:10:00) https://www.ign.com/articles/square-enix-president-says-the-company-wants-to-release-f
25/01/20241 hour 14 minutes 9 seconds
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Podquisition 472: Lad of Sauces

Sounds like a cozy spot, doesn’t it? Games we played this week include: Luck be a Landlord (4:25) The Super Mario Bros. Movie (17:20) Last of Us Part II Remastered (24:30) The Gnorp Apologue (33:15) Legend of Grimrock (39:25) Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown (39:25) The Shopping List (49:40) The Witcher 3 (51:20) Pokémon Scarlet/Violet (51:55) Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name (53:40) --- News things talked about in this episode: UK retailer GAME ends trade-ins because locations are increasingly in Sports Direct stores (43:30) https://www.eurogamer.net/uk-retailer-game-to-cease-video-game-trade-ins-staff-say Rockstar and Remedy Games in a legal tiff over their logos (49:30) https://www.gameinformer.com/news/2024/01/16/rockstar-parent-company-take-two-files-trademark-dispute-over-remedys-logo Lost Boys latest studio hit by Embracer layoffs (52:15) https://www.pcgamer.com/embracer-owned-lost-boys-interactive-reportedly-undergoes-sizable-layoffs/ GameShark re-emerges
18/01/20241 hour 17 minutes 27 seconds
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Podquisition 471: Weather or Naught

Just because you’re miserable doesn’t mean we all should be. Games we played this week include: God of War: Ragnarok (7:45) Luck be a Landlord (15:50) Grand Theft Auto V (22:25) Lies of P (23:15) Buckshot Roulette (26:40) Pokémon (30:10) Orc Massage (33:25) --- News things talked about in this episode: Another round of layoffs hits Unity, Twitch, and Bossa Studios (43:30) https://www.theverge.com/2024/1/8/24030695/unity-layoff-staff-25-percent https://blog.twitch.tv/en/2024/01/10/a-difficult-update-about-our-workforce/ https://www.gamesindustry.biz/bossa-studios-lays-off-one-third-of-its-staff Netflix considering plan to insert ads into its published games (49:30) https://www.wsj.com/business/media/netflix-eyes-ways-to-make-money-from-videogames-in-potential-pivot-705bd3b3 SAG-AFTRA makes AI deal for game voice workers seemingly without consulting them (52:15) https://www.pcgamesn.com/sag-aftra-ai-voice-actor-reaction Lawsuit claims discrimination at Activision-Blizzard against old,
11/01/20241 hour 11 minutes 59 seconds
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The Trashgirl Diaries: J'accuse!

Let the accusations commence!
10/01/202449 minutes 27 seconds
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Podquisition 470: Crone's Unease

The future is inevitable. Games we played this week include: Tekken 8 (23:35) Grand Theft Auto V (26:50) Midnight Suns (40:55) --- News things talked about in this episode: Switch flash cartridge announced, internet immediately links Gary Bowser to it (14:55) https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/jailed-nintendo-hacker-gary-bowser-denies-link-to-new-switch-flash-cart/ Square Enix will commit even harder to AI in 2024 (47:10) https://kotaku.com/square-enix-president-artificial-intelligence-ai-games-1851133573 As Kotick leaves ABK, former employees point out how he made games worse (1:21:50) https://www.pushsquare.com/news/2024/01/former-call-of-duty-dev-says-decisions-made-by-bobby-kotick-made-our-games-worse --- Buy official Jimquisition merchandise at thejimporium.com Find Laura at LauraKBuzz on Twitter, Twitch, YouTube, and Patreon. All her content goes on LauraKBuzz.com, and you can catch Access-Ability on YouTube every Friday. Follow Conrad at ConradZimmerman on Twitter/Inst
04/01/20241 hour 1 minute 29 seconds
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Podquisition 469: Suddenly Seasonal

Oh, yeah, that thing is about to happen isn’t it? Games we played this week include: Vampire Survivors (18:35) Midnight Sons (19:40) Grand Theft Auto V (25:24) Pokémon Scarlet/Violet (33:25) Granblue Fantasy Versus Rising (41:15) Diceheart (53:20) Slay the Princess (1:00:00) --- News things talked about in this episode: Ransomware group releases trove of material stolen from Insomniac Games (1:07:15) https://www.cyberdaily.au/culture/9959-snikt-rhysida-dumps-more-than-a-terabyte-of-insomniac-games-internal-data Internal Sony documents give candid view of concerns over ABK acquisition (1:19:15) https://www.windowscentral.com/gaming/microsoft-could-disrupt-and-threaten-playstation-business-sonys-alleged-xbox-fears-laid-bare-in-massive-hack ABK studios are ending hybrid work (1:21:50) https://www.eurogamer.net/abk-workers-alliance-responds-to-activision-blizzard-ending-hybrid-working ABK settles California worker discrimination suit (1:24:20) https://www.wsj.com/tech/activision-blizzard
21/12/20231 hour 32 minutes 20 seconds
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Podquisition 468: Accident Prone Planning

Back to the drawing board. Games we played this week include: Vampire Survivors (18:35) Grand Theft Auto V (26:40) Thirsty Suitors (33:55) Persona 5 Tactica (39:25) --- News things talked about in this episode: E3 officially pronounced dead after years on life support (41:15) https://kotaku.com/is-e3-dead-2023-canceled-esa-1851092261 Zelda producer thinks older style Zelda games are worthless garbage now (49:10) https://www.ign.com/articles/zelda-tears-of-the-kingdom-interview-nintendo-eiji-aonuma-hidemaro-fujibayashi The Day Before imploded a few days after (53:05) https://www.eurogamer.net/the-day-before-publisher-apologises-for-game-as-steam-refunds-open Union workers at Zenimax get historic win over use of AI (1:02:30) https://www.gamedeveloper.com/business/zenimax-union-strike-tentative-agreement-over-ai-usage-in-workplace --- Buy official Jimquisition merchandise at thejimporium.com Find Laura at LauraKBuzz on Twitter, Twitch, YouTube, and Patreon. All her content goes on Laur
14/12/20231 hour 7 minutes 56 seconds
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Podquisition 467: A Vas Difference

Talk to your doctor. Games we played this week include: In Stars and Time (11:20) While the Iron’s Hot (26:25) PS Access Controller (36:10) Gangs of Sherwood (45:05) Pinball M (1:04:15) --- News things talked about in this episode: Layoffs at New World Interactive and Codemasters (1:12:40) https://www.pcgamer.com/the-embracer-spiral-continues-as-insurgency-sandstorm-studio-new-world-interactive-lays-off-employees/ https://www.gamesindustry.biz/f1-developer-codemasters-affected-by-layoffs Electronic Arts frees a few more accessibility patents (1:15:15) https://www.gamesindustry.biz/ea-shares-more-accessibility-patents You could have a branded Yorkshire Tea controller (1:18:45) https://www.eurogamer.net/you-can-get-yorkshire-tea-xbox-and-playstation-5-controllers-for-150 --- Buy official Jimquisition merchandise at thejimporium.com Find Laura at LauraKBuzz on Twitter, Twitch, YouTube, and Patreon. All her content goes on LauraKBuzz.com, and you can catch Access-Ability on YouTube ever
07/12/20231 hour 20 minutes 12 seconds
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The Trashgirl Diaries: Phantom Rectum

A spooky mystery slides in through the back door.
06/12/202350 minutes 43 seconds
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Podquisition 466: Rubber Baby Tuggy Bumps

Such pain. Games we played this week include: In Stars and Time (16:00) Loop Hero (27:25) Dave the Diver (31:00) Knuckle Sandwich (42:00) Lonovo Legion Go (49:50) Yakuza 0 (53:05) Deadly Premonition (54:50) Laika Aged Through Blood (1:07:50) --- News things talked about in this episode: Layoffs at Unity, Free Radical and Fishlabs (1:12:40) https://www.polygon.com/23980876/unity-layoffs-weta-digital https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/embracer-ceo-confirms-timesplitters-studio-faces-closure-before-christmas/ https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/embracer-lay-off-around-50-people-at-chorus-and-galaxy-on-fire-developer-fishlabs Full-screen ads interrupt gameplay in Assassin’s Creed, Ubisoft claims technical error (1:15:15) https://www.pcgamer.com/assassins-creed-players-started-having-their-games-interrupted-by-full-screen-pop-up-ads-but-ubisoft-says-it-was-a-technical-error-and-quickly-patched-it/ Court docs reveal Google wanted to acquire Epic with the help of Tencent (1:18:45) https:
30/11/20231 hour 29 minutes 14 seconds
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Podquisition 465: Consummate Professionalism

We get the job done. Games we played this week include: PS Portal (5:40) Liyla and the Shadows of War (13:40) Karmazoo (17:05) An Arcade Full of Cats (23:40) FlipWitch: The Forbidden Sex Hex (25:55) AMC’s The Walking Dead: Destinies (34:45) Quantum Break (49:00) Dave the Diver (59:25) --- News things talked about in this episode: Sexual bias case against Niantic moving forward (1:07:00) https://www.theverge.com/2023/11/22/23972339/niantic-sexual-discrimination-lawsuit-gender-bias-arbitration Epic rollout of age-restricted content in Fortnite has not gone well (1:08:40) https://www.pcgamer.com/epic-admits-fortnites-new-age-ratings-didnt-hit-the-mark-says-a-new-system-is-coming-soon-as-part-of-a-big-in-game-event/ Unity releases early access AI tools for developers (1:17:15) https://www.gamesindustry.biz/unitys-push-for-responsibly-sourced-ai-tools SEGA allegedly threatened its unionized workers with layoffs (1:15:45) https://kotaku.com/sega-sonic-union-layoffs-persona-yakuza-185102630
23/11/20231 hour 31 minutes 34 seconds
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Podquisition 464: Rapscallion Behavior of the Nineties

It would take so little to change the tone. Games we played this week include: Like A Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name (9:55) Karmazoo (18:40) Alien Hominid Invasion (36:10) Backpack Hero (45:55) Bladestorm (51:05) --- News things talked about in this episode: Call of Duty Modern Warfare III only given 16 months dev time (1:02:05) https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2023-11-09/cod-modern-warfare-3-faces-bad-reviews-after-rushed-development Strauss Zelnick said a bunch of troubling stuff about AI, pricing (1:08:25) https://www.inverse.com/gaming/gta-6-generative-ai-take-two-ceo https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/gta-6-publisher-ceo-thinks-videogame-prices-are-very-very-low-for-what-they-offer Nintendo continues to suggest Switch 2 coming next year while not confirming its existence (1:14:15) https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2023/10/nintendo-president-reiterates-switch-software-support-into-fy2425 Layoffs hitting Free Radical, Humble Games, and Unity (1:15:45) https://www.
16/11/20231 hour 42 minutes 36 seconds
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The Trashgirl Diaries: Hard Fun

Your humble Trashgirls talk hard stuff!
15/11/202351 minutes 8 seconds
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Podquisition 463: Missed Connections

Like (smuggling) ships passing in the night. Games we played this week include: Alan Wake II (5:05) Thirsty Suitors (17:05) Robocop: Rogue City (35:05) Dave the Diver (38:55) WarioWare: Move It (1:07:50) --- News things talked about in this episode: Out of the blue, a live-action Zelda film is announced (52:10) https://www.theverge.com/2023/11/7/23951339/the-legend-of-zelda-movie-live-action-nintendo Microsoft going all-in on AI game dev tools (55:35) https://www.gamesindustry.biz/microsoft-and-inworld-team-up-to-create-ai-game-dev-tools Nintendo denies anyone has seen Switch 2 (1:07:05) https://www.eurogamer.net/nintendo-addresses-switch-2-reports-denies-it-has-briefed-developers SEGA executive wants Sonic to surpass Mario as a franchise (1:10:40) https://noisypixel.net/sega-wants-sonic-games-movies-surpass-mario/ Epic Store still losing money, expected to own half of PC market by now (1:14:30) Ubisoft lays off another batch of employees (1:16:00) https://www.eurogamer.net/ubisoft-m
09/11/20231 hour 23 minutes 11 seconds
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Podquisition 462: Looking for Daddy

Somebody is going to need to step up. Games we played this week include: Alan Wake II (6:10) Dave the Diver (47:22) Robocop (54:14) Spin Rhythm XD (1:07:50) Lords of the Fallen (1:09:25) --- News things talked about in this episode: Bungie lays off a hundred employees, delays projects (1:15:55) https://www.theverge.com/2023/10/30/23938990/bungie-sony-layoffs-delays-destiny-final-shape-marathon Microsoft warns it will soon disable unlicensed peripherals on Xbox (1:03:20) https://variablemag.com/games/microsoft-banning-unauthorized-xbox-controllers-and-accessories/ Nintendo announces new restrictions on events involving their products (1:22:45) https://www.nintendo.co.uk/Legal-information/Community-Tournament-Guidelines-2467744.html Ubisoft Chief People Officer announces her departure (1:24:10) https://www.gamesindustry.biz/zen-studios-reportedly-has-more-than-30-redundancies --- Buy official Jimquisition merchandise at thejimporium.com Find Laura at LauraKBuzz on Twitter, Twitch, You
02/11/20231 hour 28 minutes 58 seconds
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Podquisition 461: The Bad Pop

That part isn’t supposed to do that. Games we played this week include: Super Mario Bros. Wonder (8:15) Sonic Superstars (38:45) Sorry, We’re Closed (40:10) Ebenezer and the Invisible World (44:25) Vampire Survivors (49:25) Meta Quest 3 (49:50) Smash Drums (51:05) Metal Gear Solid Master Collection (52:55) --- News things talked about in this episode: Game about drunk driving pulled from eShop for 3+ age rating (1:01:05) https://www.techradar.com/gaming/nintendo-switch/drink-and-drive-simulator-pulled-from-switch-eshop-after-releasing-with-a-pegi-3-age-rating Skull Island devs were given a year to develop, most of it crunch (1:03:20) https://www.theverge.com/2023/10/20/23925326/skull-island-rise-of-kong-development-gamemill-entertainment Doug Bowser says Nintendo of America employees too happy to want a union (1:09:05) https://www.inverse.com/gaming/doug-bowser-super-mario-bros-wonder-switch-2-nintendo-union Embracer Group cuts staff at Zen Studios (1:13:20) https://www.gamesindustry
26/10/20231 hour 18 minutes 44 seconds
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The Trashgirl Diaries: Has Porn Gone Woke?!?!?

We ask the hard questions... hard like an erect penis (boner).
25/10/20231 hour 4 minutes 4 seconds
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Podquisition 460: Let's Get Wet

Utterly drenched. Games we played this week include: Super Mario Bros. Wonder (8:30) Sonic Superstars (18:30) Amanda the Adventurer (37:15) Spider-Man 2 (39:50) Lords of the Fallen (47:30) --- News things talked about in this episode: Microsoft acquisition closed, Kotick expected to leave by end of year (1:17:05) https://www.forbes.com/sites/conormurray/2023/10/13/activision-blizzard-ceo-bobby-kotick-set-to-leave-in-december-heres-what-to-know-about-his-controversies/ Microsoft promises not to interfere with union organizing for a couple months (1:21:30) https://blogs.microsoft.com/on-the-issues/2022/06/02/employee-organizing-engagement-labor-economy/ PS5 Slim needs a $30 stand to go vertical (57:55) https://www.thegamer.com/sony-playstation-5-slim-vertical-stand-sold-seperately/ Modders have already made Mario Wonder flower say naughty words (1:27:15) https://www.ign.com/articles/super-mario-bros-wonder-mod-turns-talking-flowers-foul-mouthed-nintendo-quickly-takes-action --- Buy off
19/10/20231 hour 28 minutes 9 seconds
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Podquisition 459: Live Reptile Birth

This is all on the up and up, we promise. Games we played this week include: PS5 Access Controller (8:30) Elemental Survivors (22:15) Warhammer 40k: Darktide (33:50) Stardew Valley (36:55) GWAR: Rumble in Antarctica (40:30) Forza Motorsport 2023 (44:10) A Tiny Sticker Tale (55:00) Whisker Squadron: Survival (57:05) Another Crab’s Treasure (58:50) --- News things talked about in this episode: Bungie sued for wrongful termination by former HR manager (1:17:05) https://www.ign.com/articles/former-bungie-hr-manager-is-suing-for-wrongful-termination-after-she-reported-potential-racial-bias BioWare accused of underpaying severance for laid off workers (1:21:30) https://www.eurogamer.net/former-dragon-age-staff-seek-further-compensation-following-layoffs Recently unionized QA workers for BioWare all lost their jobs (57:55) https://www.polygon.com/23903782/dragon-age-dreadwolf-qa-workers-laid-off-keywords-studios Game developer union forms in Poland, including staff at CD Projekt Red (1:27:
12/10/20231 hour 28 minutes 8 seconds
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Podquisition 458: Semi-Conscious Life

I want something else. Like a bed. Games we played this week include: El Paso Elsewhere (8:30) Amanda the Adventurer (30:00) Model Builder (35:00) Deep Rock Galactic Survivor (49:30) Forza Motorsport 2023 (56:20) Dynasty Warriors 9 (1:02:10) Helldivers (1:05:30) --- News things talked about in this episode: Epic lays off 16% of workers, gutting studios and seeking to liquidate assets (1:17:05) https://www.gamesindustry.biz/epic-laying-off-more-than-800 Hatoful Boyfriend dev claims two years of royalties unpaid by Epic (1:21:30) https://www.gamesindustry.biz/hatoful-boyfriend-dev-accuses-epic-of-unpaid-royalties Fortnite to implement individual age ratings for all third-party content (57:55) https://www.theverge.com/2023/10/3/23899988/fortnite-creative-age-ratings Team 17 also lays off workers (1:27:15) https://www.gameinformer.com/2023/10/02/worms-dredge-publisher-team17-is-the-latest-to-be-hit-by-layoffs Naughty Dog quietly severing developer contracts early https://kotaku.com/naug
05/10/20231 hour 40 minutes 14 seconds
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Podquisition 457: Absentee Landlord

Worship that? Never. Games we played this week include: Payday 3 (12:30) Amanda the Adventurer (18:25) Rewind or Die (24:30) Sniper Killer (26:40) Train Sim World 4 (34:00) Pinball Wicked (36:55) Xenotilt (38:55) Trombone Champ (41:10) Halls of Torment (46:50) --- News things talked about in this episode: CMA withdraws major objections to Microsoft acquisition of ABK (52:42) https://gamerant.com/microsoft-activision-acquisition-cma-preliminary-approval/ More layoffs at Embracer Group, including Crystal Dynamics (50:45) https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2023/09/embracer-group-more-tough-decisions-to-come-as-crystal-dynamics-suffers-layoffs Capcom issues statement on Microsoft desire to acquire them (57:55) https://www.eurogamer.net/capcom-would-gracefully-decline-an-acquisition-offer-from-microsoft SAG-AFTRA votes to approve voice actor strike (1:00:00) https://www.reuters.com/world/us/hollywoods-video-game-performers-authorize-strike-if-labor-talks-fail-2023-09-26/ --- Buy official
28/09/20231 hour 12 minutes 30 seconds
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Podquisition 456: Extra Vocal Support

It’s really important you know that they’re on your side. Games we played this week include: Lies of P (16:00) Solar Ash (17:35) F-Zero 99 (20:20) Nun Massacre (27:10) No One Lives Under the Lighthouse (27:35) Blood Wash (31:40) Trombone Champ (39:55) Gloomhaven (42:05) MythForce (47:05) --- News things talked about in this episode: Microsoft leaks everything, like, everything, on FTC website (52:42) https://www.theverge.com/2023/9/19/23880165/xbox-leak-ftc-documents-new-xbox-series-x-controller-next-gen Ubisoft Montreal workers get screwed by sudden “return-to-office” demands (1:13:15) https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2023/09/11/xbox-mastercard/ Unity makes a crap “apology” for runtime fees, but has not reversed course yet (1:37:30) https://www.eurogamer.net/unity-apologises-for-confusion-and-angst-over-fee-changes Terraria developer Re-Logic donated $200k to alternative game engines Godot and FNA (1:25:35) https://www.gamesindustry.biz/re-logic-donating-100000-to-godot-and-fna-in-respon
21/09/20231 hour 34 minutes 52 seconds
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Podquisition 455: Calm Collected Critique

Everyone is being very reasonable about differences of opinion. Games we played this week include: Starfield (13:35) Stardew Valley (20:15) Lies of P (24:40) Pokémon Scarlet/Violet (56:50) Night at the Gates of Hell (58:15) The Booty Creek Cheek Freak (1:04:55) --- News things talked about in this episode: Unity to introduce ‘Runtime Fees’, charging devs for every install of a game (1:13:05) https://www.eurogamer.net/unity-reveals-plans-to-charge-per-game-install-drawing-criticism-from-development-community An Xbox credit card is coming (1:36:10) https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2023/09/11/xbox-mastercard/ ReedPop officially pulls out of E3 after putting on zero events (1:37:30) https://www.gamesindustry.biz/reedpop-and-esa-part-ways-over-e3 --- Buy official Jimquisition merchandise at thejimporium.com Find Laura at LauraKBuzz on Twitter, Twitch, YouTube, and Patreon. All her content goes on LauraKBuzz.com, and you can catch Access-Ability on YouTube every Friday. Follow Conrad at Conra
14/09/20231 hour 44 minutes 31 seconds
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Podquisition 454: Cronenboring

It’s a good scene and all, but… Games we played this week include: Starfield (14:30) Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon (45:05) Goodbye Volcano High (54:25) Halls of Torment (1:01:10) Sea of Stars (1:02:55) --- News things talked about in this episode: Volition closed by Embracer Group (1:03:30) https://www.polygon.com/23853963/saints-row-volition-closure-layoffs Baldur’s Gate 3 wasn’t meant to be quite that horny (1:03:35) https://www.pcworld.com/article/2055007/baldurs-gate-iii-game-bug-made-its-characters-too-horny.html Charles Martinet doesn’t know what his new job is (1:23:15) https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2023/09/charles-martinet-on-his-new-role-as-mario-ambassador-i-dont-know-what-that-is-yet --- Buy official Jimquisition merchandise at thejimporium.com Find Laura at LauraKBuzz on Twitter, Twitch, YouTube, and Patreon. All her content goes on LauraKBuzz.com, and you can catch Access-Ability on YouTube every Friday. Follow Conrad at ConradZimmerman on Twitter/Instagram/Blu
07/09/20231 hour 15 minutes 15 seconds
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Podquisition 453: Door Trekkin

Painful payoff. Games we played this week include: Star Trucker (8:00) Pizza Possum (11:20) Immortals of Aveum (13:25) Bomb Rush Cyberfunk (24:00) Jackbox Party Pack 10 (32:00) Sonic Superstars (39:55) WrestleQuest (43:40) S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 (52:20) Black Myth Wukong (54:10) Homeworld 3 (58:35) Billie Bust Up (1:00:45) Space Boat (1:03:16) Sea of Stars (1:05:15) Goodbye Volcano High (1:08:20) --- News things talked about in this episode: Bethesda didn’t give Starfield review code to many UK publications (1:12:40) https://www.eurogamer.net/eurogamer-and-bethesda-starfield Black Myth Wukong developer’s CEO has made some weird, sexually inappropriate posts (1:15:50) https://www.resetera.com/threads/black-myth-wukong-developers-sexist-culture-and-sexually-explicit-remarks.474300/ Mortal Kombat 1 adds audio descriptors for fatalities (1:23:15) https://www.pushsquare.com/news/2023/08/mortal-kombat-1-ps5-has-gruesomely-descriptive-audio-fatalities Microsoft’s Xbox X/S parity requirements begi
31/08/20231 hour 30 minutes 46 seconds
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Podquisition 452: Doorway to Heaven

Oh, did you expect it to be opened first? Games we played this week include: Atlas Fallen (5:50) Baldur’s Gate 3 (6:45) SnowRunner (23:25) Vampire Survivors (30:25) PowerWash Simulator (38:30) --- News things talked about in this episode: MS to sell 15 years of streaming rights for ABK games to Ubisoft if merger succeeds (40:50) https://www.businessinsider.com/microsoft-submits-revised-activision-blizzard-takeover-deal-2023-8 Charles Martinet announces retirement from voice acting for Nintendo (45:50) https://variety.com/2023/digital/news/mario-voice-actor-retires-charles-martinet-nintendo-1235701097/ --- Buy official Jimquisition merchandise from the Jimporium at thejimporium.com Find Laura at LauraKBuzz on Twitter, Twitch, YouTube, and Patreon. All her content goes on LauraKBuzz.com, and you can catch Access-Ability on YouTube every Friday. Follow Conrad at ConradZimmerman on Twitter/Instagram/BlueSky and check out his Patreon (https://patreon.com/fistshark). You can also peruse
24/08/202351 minutes 29 seconds
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The Trashgirl Diaries: Just Lobster Things

The PSP gets its due. Lobster stuff happens.
20/08/202355 minutes 47 seconds
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Podquisition 451: Reflected Shame

The answer was inside yourself all along. Games we played this week include: Baldur’s Gate 3 (13:50) 30XX (34:50) Stray Gods (42:00) Atlas Fallen (52:25) Vampire Survivors (54:50) --- News things talked about in this episode: Failed Embracer Group deal discovered to have been with Saudis (58:50) https://www.axios.com/2023/08/14/saudi-arabia-savvy-games-embracer-group Pokémon Company announces tournament in Honolulu at the worst time (1:10:20) https://www.gamespot.com/articles/pokemon-company-makes-donation-for-hawaii-relief-after-honolulu-2024-world-championships-announcement/1100-6516845/ New Xbox policy to ban players sure gives a lot of leeway (1:16:02) https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2023/08/15/xbox-enforcement-strike-system/ --- Buy official Jimquisition merchandise from the Jimporium at thejimporium.com Find Laura at LauraKBuzz on Twitter, Twitch, YouTube, and Patreon. All her content goes on LauraKBuzz.com, and you can catch Access-Ability on YouTube every Friday. Follow Conrad
17/08/20231 hour 10 minutes 6 seconds
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Podquisition 450: Pundemonium

Peak comedy, that’s what this is. Games we played this week include: Vampire Survivors (7:45) Clash: Artifacts of Chaos (18:50) Halls of Torment (19:40) Venba (28:35) What the Golf? (34:50) My Friendly Neighborhood (36:35) Techtonica (44:20) Fall Guys (46:25) --- News things talked about in this episode: Devolver announces delays in a very Devolver way (48:00) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkvgkZH6hYc Microsoft makes its final appeal to UK’s CMA over their blocking of Activision merger (1:10:20) https://www.ign.com/articles/microsoft-sends-final-submission-to-cma-as-activision-blizzard-buyout-saga-enters-endgame Yes, Baldur’s Gate 3 has done very well (1:16:02) https://gamingbolt.com/baldurs-gate-3-sold-over-2-5-million-in-early-access --- Buy official Jimquisition merchandise from the Jimporium at thejimporium.com Find Laura at LauraKBuzz on Twitter, Twitch, YouTube, and Patreon. All her content goes on LauraKBuzz.com, and you can catch Access-Ability on YouTube every Friday.
10/08/20231 hour 57 seconds
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Podquistion 449: X Husband

He's also divorced from reality, for what it's worth. Games we played this week include: Pikmin 4 (4:10) Zeno Clash (10:10) Clash: Artifacts of Chaos (16:35) Venba (23:05) Double Dragon Gaiden: Rise of the Dragons (29:05) Sony Assist Controller Support (47:10) --- Buy official Jimquisition merchandise from the Jimporium at thejimporium.com Find Laura at LauraKBuzz on Twitter, Twitch, YouTube, and Patreon. All her content goes on LauraKBuzz.com, and you can catch Access-Ability on YouTube every Friday. Follow Conrad at ConradZimmerman on Twitter and check out his Patreon. You can also peruse his anti-capitalist propaganda at mercenarycreative.com.
03/08/202353 minutes 39 seconds
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Podquisition 448: Wet Around the Collar

Sometimes you just have to stick your arm in that hole. Games we played this week include: Pikmin 4 (7:45) Exoprimal (42:52) YEAH! YOU WANT "THOSE GAMES," RIGHT? SO HERE YOU GO! NOW, LET'S SEE YOU CLEAR THEM! (48:10) Spirit Hunters (54:50) Army of Ruin (56:05) Binding of Isaac: Repentance (59:05) --- News things talked about in this episode: Games media being used by film studios to fill marketing holes caused by strikes (1:01:25) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvFZjo5PgG0 GLORBO (1:10:20) https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2023/07/redditors-prank-ai-powered-news-mill-with-glorbo-in-world-of-warcraft/ Ubisoft poorly communicates their plan to prune inactive accounts (1:16:02) https://www.eurogamer.net/ubisoft-is-suspending-inactive-accounts-disabling-access-to-game-libraries --- Buy official Jimquisition merchandise from the Jimporium at thejimporium.com Find Laura at LauraKBuzz on Twitter, Twitch, YouTube, and Patreon. All her content goes on LauraKBuzz.com, and you can catch Acces
27/07/20231 hour 24 minutes 26 seconds
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Podquisition 447: RoboCop’s Hoopty

Obviously, the police just need more funding. Games we played this week include: Viewfinder (10:20) Frostpunk (18:55) Exoprimal (23:30) My Friendly Neighborhood (43.10) Gravity Circuit (53:30) --- News things talked about in this episode: UK games industry trade group agrees to guidelines regarding kids and loot boxes (58:20) https://www.eurogamer.net/uk-games-industry-to-restrict-access-to-loot-boxes-for-children Deadlines pushed back on closing date of Microsoft acquisition of ABK, UK authority decisions (1:12:10) https://www.theverge.com/2023/7/19/23797238/microsoft-activision-blizzard-merger-agreement-extension https://www.gamesindustry.biz/uk-regulator-extends-deadline-on-final-decision-over-microsofts-acquisition-of-activision-blizzard Sony deal ensures Call of Duty remains on PlayStation for a decade (1:02:25) https://twitter.com/XboxP3/status/1680578783718383616 GTA 6 leaker deemed unfit to stand trial (1:03:15) https://www.reuters.com/technology/teen-hacked-uber-revolut
20/07/20231 hour 19 minutes 40 seconds
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The Trashgirl Diaries: Chocolate Cheese Turd

Cheese, chocolate, turds, and more!
16/07/202358 minutes 51 seconds
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Podquisition 446: Don’t Listen Up My Skirt

Show some respect. Games we played this week include: The Last Hope (11:20) NieR:Automata (29:00) Pokémon Sleep (31:30) Bitzee (42.55) Common’hood (48:40) Aliens: Dark Descent (53:45) --- News things talked about in this episode: Judge rules FTC cannot delay Microsoft acquisition of ABK, CMA still hanging on (1:01:05) https://www.eurogamer.net/microsoft-wins-crucial-ftc-case-on-activision-blizzard-acquisition https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2023-07-11/ftc-leaning-toward-appealing-microsoft-activision-loss https://www.theverge.com/2023/7/12/23792245/uk-cma-microsoft-activision-blizzard-deal-negotiations The number of legally unobtainable games is staggering (1:12:10) https://gamehistory.org/87percent/ Nintendo hasn’t made much headway in terms of gender gap (1:21:55) https://www.axios.com/2023/07/06/nintendo-pay-gap-women Yuji Naka sentenced for his financial crimes (1:23:35) https://gonintendo.com/contents/22870-yuji-naka-sentenced-to-2-5-years-in-prison-for-insider-tradin
13/07/20231 hour 28 minutes 52 seconds
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Podquisition 445: May Be Nice

Our position is now in question. Games we played this week include: Everybody 1-2-Switch (1:05) NieR:Automata (24:10) Playdate (36:35) The Last Hope (54:45) --- News things talked about in this episode: So many things have leaked because of poor redaction by FTC (1:04:55) https://www.eurogamer.net/sony-court-documents-removed-after-redacted-details-spotted Microsoft wanted to buy Square Enix in 2019 (1:01:05) https://www.eurogamer.net/microsoft-considered-square-enix-buyout-court-documents-reveal Microsoft’s lawyer keeps saying unannounced things as though they’re public knowledge (1:04:07) https://www.theverge.com/23768244/ftc-microsoft-activision-blizzard-case-news-announcements https://www.ign.com/articles/sony-expected-to-release-a-playstation-5-slim-later-this-year-priced-39999-microsoft-says Satya Nadella claims he doesn’t like console exclusives (1:06:50) https://www.ign.com/articles/microsoft-ceo-if-it-were-up-to-me-id-get-rid-of-exclusives Ubisoft announces its first blo
06/07/20231 hour 21 minutes 5 seconds
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Podquisition 444: Power Loader Legs

Little, but mighty. Games we played this week include: Choo Choo Survivor (13:35) Pikmin 3 Deluxe (25:00) Final Fantasy XVI (31:40) Dr. Fetus’ Mean Meat Machine (58:30) --- News things talked about in this episode: Evidence in FTC hearings provide inside look into console manufacturers (1:04:55) https://www.eurogamer.net/microsofts-pledge-to-keep-call-of-duty-on-playstation-sparked-concern-at-bethesda-email-shows https://www.eurogamer.net/xbox-exec-matt-booty-wanted-to-spend-sony-out-of-business https://www.vg247.com/microsoft-bought-bethesda-zenimax-stop-starfield-playstation-exclusive https://www.eurogamer.net/in-private-playstation-didnt-seem-concerned-about-xbox-exclusivity-for-call-of-duty-at-all https://www.eurogamer.net/microsoft-says-we-have-lost-the-console-waras-ftc-hearing-gets-underway https://www.vg247.com/ps6-release-date-indiana-jones-exclusivity-game-pass-everything-learned-from-day-one-of-ftc-trial https://www.eurogamer.net/sony-says-it-wouldnt-share-ps6-details-with
29/06/20231 hour 21 minutes
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Podquisition 443: Sandwich Subversion

You just can’t depend on anything these days. Games we played this week include: Chocobo GP (8:30) Lies of P (14:20) Street Fighter 6 (20:28) Kapital Punishment 22XX (27:10) Aliens: Dark Descent (35:15) --- News things talked about in this episode: Geoff Keighly wants you to know he wanted a woman at Summer Games Fest (46:50) https://kotaku.com/summer-game-fest-geoff-keighley-women-diversity-1850553957 After Redfall flop, Microsoft says they won’t close Arkane, honest (49:50) https://www.eurogamer.net/saints-row-owner-embracer-announces-comprehensive-restructuring-program-to-close-studios-cut-jobs Internal Microsoft email from 2019 has executive saying they want to put Sony out of business (53:55) https://twitter.com/stephentotilo/status/1671304215006773257 FTC is pointing to MS acquisition of Bethesda as evidence they would make Call of Duty exclusive (56:10) https://www.ign.com/articles/ftc-xbox-making-starfield-and-redfall-exclusive-powerful-evidence-against-activision-blizzar
22/06/20231 hour 3 minutes 47 seconds
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The Trashgirl Diaries: Andrew F*ck

Andrew F*ck is a game developer and the inventor of pineapple juice. We also talk about Final Fantasy XVI.
18/06/202358 minutes 22 seconds
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Podquisition 442: Bring on the Bafflement

When faced with absurdity, return it in kind. Games we played this week include: Choo Choo Survivor (15:10) Street Fighter 6 (31:02) Ollie Frog: Toad Skater (48:50) Station to Station (50:05) Venba (51:30) Lies of P (53:50) Final Fantasy XVI (59:45) Cassette Beasts (1:11:45) --- News things talked about in this episode: FTC files case to block Microsoft acquisition of ABK until scheduled hearing in August (1:14:30) https://apnews.com/article/microsoft-activision-blizzard-xbox-ftc-ab5dd455ed5a2785983d8373915e3531 Embracer Group closing studios and canceling games after $2bn deal falls through (1:17:10) https://www.eurogamer.net/saints-row-owner-embracer-announces-comprehensive-restructuring-program-to-close-studios-cut-jobs Bioware announces and immediately canceled a collectible statue of floating dead FemShep (1:22:45) https://kotaku.com/mass-effect-shepard-dead-statue-bioware-pull-femshep-1850532001 --- Buy official Jimquisition merchandise from the Jimporium at thejimporium.co
15/06/20231 hour 30 minutes 11 seconds
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Podquisition 441: Rik Merlin

A film out of time. Games we played this week include: Amnesia: The Bunker (19:00) Infernax (28:50) Street Fighter 6 (33:10) Outriders (40:50) Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (44:05) --- News things talked about in this episode: Bobby Kotick allowed to make wild claims about abuse allegations and unions in Variety interview (49:34) https://www.pcgamer.com/activision-blizzard-ceo-audaciously-claims-that-sexism-and-harassment-problems-were-made-up-by-an-aggressive-labor-movement-trying-to-destabilize-the-company/ Microsoft seems willing to pull out of UK over CMA refusal to allow merger with Activision (1:00:15) https://www.vg247.com/microsoft-withdraw-activision-uk Yuji Naka likely to do time for financial crime (1:01:35) https://kotaku.com/yuji-naka-prison-square-enix-sonic-final-fantasy-1850501221 Nintendo set to launch game reported to have performed very poorly in focus testing (1:03:15) https://www.polygon.com/23746686/1-2-switch-sequel-release-date-nintendo-party-game
08/06/20231 hour 17 minutes 41 seconds
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The Trashgirl Diaries: A Twink Between Girls

Zelda and sauce in the Trashverse!
07/06/20231 hour 23 minutes 55 seconds
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Podquisition 440: Buried by Boobs

These milkers won’t stop. Games we played this week include: Lord of the Rings: Gollum (12:30) Demon Throttle (34:00) Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (40:25) Outriders (49:05) Michael Jackson’s Moonwalker (54:40) --- News things talked about in this episode: People Makes Games publishes deep investigation of Disco Elysium dispute (57:45) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGIGA8taN-M Microsoft appeals CMA decision rejecting ABK merger (1:00:15) https://www.gamesindustry.biz/how-microsoft-hopes-to-defeat-the-cmas-block-against-its-abk-acquisition Last of Us multiplayer game put on the backburner (1:06:15) https://www.gamesindustry.biz/how-microsoft-hopes-to-defeat-the-cmas-block-against-its-abk-acquisition Valve removes Dolphin emulator page from Steam after DMCA request from Nintendo (1:08:55) https://dolphin-emu.org/blog/2023/05/27/dolphin-steam-indefinitely-postponed/ --- Buy official Jimquisition merchandise from the Jimporium at thejimporium.com Find Laura at LauraKBuzz
01/06/20231 hour 16 minutes 50 seconds
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Podquisition 439: Sudden Discord

We didn’t see it coming. Games we played this week include: Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (12:10) Boomerang Fu (49:05) Warhammer 40k: Boltgun (52:20) --- News things talked about in this episode: Activision-Blizzard pays a pittance for not disclosing loot boxes to PEGI (56:30) https://www.thegamer.com/activision-blizzard-fined-diablo-immortal-loot-boxes-pegi/ Nintendo sued for loot boxes in Mario Kart Tour (1:03:15) https://kotaku.com/nintendo-class-action-lawsuit-loot-box-mario-kart-tour-1850462828 Niantic gets backlash for rolling back Pokémon Go remote raids which aided disabled players (1:08:02) https://www.ign.com/articles/pokemon-go-developers-respond-to-remote-raid-criticism-announce-shadow-raids --- Buy official Jimquisition merchandise from the Jimporium at thejimporium.com Find Laura at LauraKBuzz on Twitter, Twitch, YouTube, and Patreon. All her content goes on LauraKBuzz.com, and you can catch Access-Ability on YouTube every Friday. Follow Conrad at ConradZi
25/05/20231 hour 16 minutes 50 seconds
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Podquisition 438: Fluids of the Realm

It’s not tears, exactly… Games we played this week include: Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (4:05) Humanity (57:00) Alundra (1:02:20) --- News things talked about in this episode: Saudi Arabia makes another big investment in Electronic Arts (1:03:45) https://tech4gamers.com/call-of-duty-warzone-introduces-pay-to-win-dlc/ EU approves Microsoft acquisition of ABK; UK regulators hold firm against it (1:04:15) https://www.eurogamer.net/eu-approves-microsofts-687bn-activision-blizzard-bid Years after launch, only sequel-exclusive mode for Overwatch 2 got canned without release (1:08:02) https://www.gamespot.com/articles/overwatch-2s-pve-mode-is-being-scrapped-blizzard-explains-what-happened-and-why/1100-6514242/ Xbox’s Phil Spencer expected reviews of Redfall to be significantly better (1:10:50) https://www.thegamer.com/redfall-mock-reviews-ten-points-higher-says-phil-spencer/ Sony did not appeal Australian court requiring it to reimburse FIFA customers over gambling laws (1:15
18/05/20231 hour 26 minutes 20 seconds
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Podquisition 437: Expanded Lore

Our Gods are many-armed. Games we played this week include: Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (6:50) Redfall (32:30) Breathedge (44:25) Final Fantasy II (50:15) --- News things talked about in this episode: Call of Duty Warzone DLC goes hard on pay-to-win feature (56:50) https://tech4gamers.com/call-of-duty-warzone-introduces-pay-to-win-dlc/ --- Buy official Jimquisition merchandise from the Jimporium at thejimporium.com Find Laura at LauraKBuzz on Twitter, Twitch, YouTube, and Patreon. All her content goes on LauraKBuzz.com, and you can catch Access-Ability on YouTube every Friday. Follow Conrad at ConradZimmerman on Twitter and check out his Patreon (patreon.com/fistshark). You can also peruse his anti-capitalist propaganda at pinfultruth.com.
11/05/20231 hour 4 minutes 59 seconds
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Podquisition 436: Attention Misdirection

Very focused, just not on the right things. Games we played this week include: Redfall (13:00) Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (25:05) Jedi Survivor (29:10) Lollipop Chainsaw (38:25) Final Fantasy (53:25) --- News things talked about in this episode: Vampire Survivors to be adapted into animated series (56:50) https://www.theverge.com/2023/4/28/23702522/vampire-survivors-animated-tv-show Next Forza game will feature accessibility features for visually impaired players (58:55) https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2023/04/27/forza-motorsport-accessibility-features-blind-driving/ --- Buy official Jimquisition merchandise from the Jimporium at thejimporium.com Find Laura at LauraKBuzz on Twitter, Twitch, YouTube, and Patreon. All her content goes on LauraKBuzz.com, and you can catch Access-Ability on YouTube every Friday. Follow Conrad at ConradZimmerman on Twitter and check out his Patreon (patreon.com/fistshark). You can also peruse his anti-capitalist propaganda at pinfultruth.com.
04/05/20231 hour 5 minutes 10 seconds
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Podquisition 435: Cat Nightmare

Sleep paralysis has a brand new bag. Games we played this week include: The Machine (10:45) Dead Island 2 (15:00) Shadows of the Damned (24:25) 2021 Moon Escape (46:20) Dango Dash (49:40) Final Fantasy IV (53:15) --- News things talked about in this episode: UK regulators decide not to allow Microsoft to merge with Activision-Blizzard (56:50) https://www.cnbc.com/2023/04/26/britain-blocks-microsoft-acquisition-of-activision-blizzard.html Horizon Forbidden West patched with features for those with thalassophobia (1:06:55) https://www.theverge.com/2023/4/18/23688151/horizon-forbidden-west-patch-thalassophobia-mode Hasbro sent Pinkertons after a YouTuber who received expansion cards before release (1:09:00) https://www.polygon.com/23695923/mtg-aftermath-pinkerton-raid-leaked-cards --- Buy official Jimquisition merchandise from the Jimporium at thejimporium.com Find Laura at LauraKBuzz on Twitter, Twitch, YouTube, and Patreon. All her content goes on LauraKBuzz.com, and you can catc
27/04/20231 hour 15 minutes 11 seconds
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The Trashgirl Diaries: Tomussy

Your resident Trashgirls get tongue deep in tomatoes while discussing such Grasshopper classics as Killer7, No More Heroes, and Shadows of the Damned. Also, more obligatory Final Fantasy talk!
25/04/202352 minutes 41 seconds
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Podquisition 434: Paleo Pranks

We disbelieve. Games we played this week include: Vampire Survivors (10:00) Renfield: Bring Your Own Blood (12:30) Killer7 (20:00) Gunsuit Guardians (40:20) Wildfrost (42.00) VHS Slaughter (46:25) No More Heroes (51:55) --- News things talked about in this episode: YouTuber Pointcrow aggressively targeted by Nintendo over Breath of the Wild mod video (1:06:10) https://www.dexerto.com/legend-of-zelda/pointcrow-pleads-with-nintendo-to-reverse-copyright-strikes-ahead-of-totk-release-2115124/ SEGA to acquire Angry Birds developer Rovio for nefarious purpose (1:10:25) https://www.theverge.com/2023/4/17/23686155/sega-sammy-acquires-rovio-angry-birds-developer-mobile-games Latest Peppa Pig game tells kids the Queen is dead (1:12:10) https://kotaku.com/peppa-pig-game-world-adventures-queen-british-reaction-1850243700 --- Buy official Jimquisition merchandise from the Jimporium at thejimporium.com Find Laura at LauraKBuzz on Twitter, Twitch, YouTube, and Patreon. All her content goes on
20/04/20231 hour 20 minutes 24 seconds
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Podquisition 433: A Sticky Spot

And not from an elastic member. Games we played this week include: Vampire Survivors (6:15) Kenshi (13:25) Road 96: Mile 0 (20:40) It Comes In Waves (28:00) Spiritfall (35:35) Gunsuit Guardians (39:00) Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (50.55) Dredge (53:25) --- News things talked about in this episode: Sony tries to use Redfall port cancellation to stop Microsoft merger via the CMA (54:20) https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/642e9aee7de82b0012313735/SIE_response.pdf Microsoft trots out another mobile streaming agreement (56:10) https://twitter.com/XboxP3/status/1645668066578276352 That Mario movie seems to be doing alright for itself (57:15) https://variety.com/2023/film/news/super-mario-bros-movie-box-office-records-opening-weekend-1235577764/ Controller patent application from Sony suggests heat-based haptic features (1:14:55) https://exputer.com/news/industry/sony-elastic-improve-haptic-feedback/ --- Buy official Jimquisition merchandise from the Jimporium at th
13/04/20231 hour 8 minutes 59 seconds
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Podquisition 432: Making Backups on the Porcelain Server

Shit joke, innit? Games we played this week include: Burnout Takedown (13:45) Dredge (19:25) Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (26:50) Flame Keeper (32:35) Tokyo Mob (39:35) Unnamed Roguelike (41:25) 1-Bit Arena / 1-Bit Jetpack (45:30) The Murder of Sonic the Hedgehog (46:55) --- News things talked about in this episode: Saudi Arabia making large investments into domestic games industry (52:50) https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2023-04-03/saudi-arabia-is-investing-38-billion-to-become-a-video-game-hub Monster Energy sues game developer over spurious trademark infringement claim (54:30) https://www.thegamer.com/monster-energy-goes-after-glowstick-entertainment-for-using-the-word-monster/ E3 is dead (1:04:50) https://nordic.ign.com/news/65605/e3-has-been-canceled Sony adding accessibility tag features to PlayStation store (1:14:55) https://www.polygon.com/23668607/ps5-accessibility-options-settings-store-games-playstation --- Buy official Jimquisition merchandise from
06/04/20231 hour 22 minutes 12 seconds
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Podquisition 431: My Grain Is Bad

Sneaks up on ya. Games we played this week include: Tax Heaven 3000 (3:05) Boneraiser Minions (13:45) Have a Nice Death (22:50) Before Your Eyes (32:20) Core Fault (34:10) Shining Gadget (35:35) Factory Farming (36:20) Resident Evil 4 Remake (40:55) Pizza Tower (50:45) --- News things talked about in this episode: Confusion arises over discarded plans for PS5 version of Redfall (55:20) https://www.destructoid.com/redfall-ps5-microsoft-arkane-purchase-zenimax-xbox-exclusive/ UK’s Competition and Markets Authority expected to allow Microsoft merger (57:25) https://www.eurogamer.net/microsofts-activision-blizzard-takeover-will-not-result-in-a-substantial-lessening-of-competition-says-cma US Senator in Microsoft’s home state raises suggestion that Sony has the real monopoly (59:32) https://subscriber.politicopro.com/article/2023/03/cantwell-calls-out-sonys-gaming-monopoly-in-exchange-with-us-trade-rep-tai-00088607 Bobby Kotick promises not to be vindictive toward Sony over merger dis
30/03/20231 hour 8 minutes 45 seconds
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The Trashgirl Diaries: The Discomfort Configuration

The Trashgirls return to discuss Resident Evil, shifting cultural perspectives, and the terrible things a Tonberry might do to you at night.
28/03/202351 minutes 49 seconds
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Podquisition 430: A Champion In Our Midst

Podquisition 430: A Champion In Our Midst Have you heard the news? Games we played this week include: Boneraiser Minions (9:35) Vampire Survivors (23:15) Pokémon Scarlet/Violet (24:45) Aliens Infestation (34:45) Anemoiapolis (38:10) Void Scrappers (44:05) Bloom (51:05) You Cannot Go Back (55:50) --- News things talked about in this episode: Ubisoft implementing machine learning to write NPC dialogue (58:55) https://kotaku.com/ubisoft-ai-writing-scriptwriting-ghostwriter-machine-1850250316 Sony claims the loss of Call of Duty would be irreparable to their business (1:06:50) https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/6411a823d3bf7f79daa1123b/Sony_Interactive_Entertainment_s_response_to_the_provisional_findings.pdf But Microsoft believes that Sony can replicate Call of Duty if they try (1:09:45) https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/6418811b8fa8f547c1112371/Microsoft_s_supplemental_response_to_the_notice_of_possible_remedies.pdf EU regulators push back date of their
23/03/20231 hour 24 minutes 40 seconds
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Podquisition 429: Distance Between Us

Make sure people know what they mean to you before it’s too late. Games we played this week include: France Horn (8:50) Bloom (11:20) Resident Evil 4 Chainsaw Demo (16:40) Dome Keeper (32:50) Core Fault (37:55) Fatal Frame Mask of the Lunar Eclipse (44:35) Generations (53:20) Down the Oubliette (56:00) BROK the InvestiGator (58:20) --- News things talked about in this episode: Microsoft takes out ads in UK papers to promote Activision-Blizzard merger (56:00) https://www.theverge.com/2023/3/8/23631142/microsoft-really-wants-call-of-duty Microsoft makes more deals promising to keep Call of Duty non-exclusive for ten years (59:20) https://news.microsoft.com/2023/03/14/microsoft-announces-partnership-with-cloud-gaming-provider-boosteroid-to-bring-more-games-to-more-players-around-the-world/ https://twitter.com/XboxP3/status/1635989326202011655 Microsoft claims confidence in ability to bring Call of Duty to Switch (1:04:00) https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/64088cf9d3bf7f2
16/03/20231 hour 21 minutes 55 seconds
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Podquisition 428: Positive Feedback

Podquisition 428: Positive Feedback He’s trying. Games we played this week include: b360 (15:50) Ratcheteer (18:35) Dome Keeper (20:55) Final Fantasy IX (27:20) Recommendation Dog (33:50) Reel Steal (35:50) A Joke That’s Worth 99 Cents (39:05) Wo Long (41:15) Super Princess Peach (43:20) GameKid (48:05) Super Corporate Tax Evader (50:15) --- News things talked about in this episode: Square Enix reportedly planning to replace CEO Yosuke Matsuda (56:00) https://kotaku.com/final-fantasy-square-enix-ceo-nft-crypto-blockchain-1850184312 Yuji Naka admits to insider trading (57:50) https://www.timeextension.com/news/2023/03/yuji-naka-admits-guilt-during-insider-trading-case ABK acquisition expected to be cleared by EU regulators (59:20) https://www.polygon.com/23604013/blizzard-entertainment-mike-ybarra-qa-meeting Microsoft releases survey results suggesting few CoD players will jump ship from PlayStation (1:04:00) https://www.axios.com/2023/03/06/microsoft-key-call-of-duty-sony-uk-cma
09/03/20231 hour 16 minutes 36 seconds
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Podquisition 427: Mr. Chimney Pot

It's all about those family values. Games we played this week include: Ragnarock (08:25) Octopath Traveller 2 (15:39) Humanity Demo (44:28) Tentacular (49:05) Resident Evil Village VR (49:55) Kirby Return to Dreamland Deluxe (52:08) Laura's Playdate Corner (1:00:00) Battleship Godies (1:00:48) Forrest Byrnes: Up in Smoke (1:03:35) Fantavision (1:06:08) Sector's Edge Beta (1:20:31) --- News things talked about in this episode: Final Fantasy XVI Producer uses "Gamer Pride" to Justify Accessibility Option Choices (1:09:45) https://www.gamespot.com/articles/final-fantasy-xvi-producers-pride-as-a-gamer-influenced-new-take-on-difficulty-settings/1100-6511849/?fbclid=IwAR2eKM3uCCLPgO6_B3nhRAQSN0-Qp3Cfangbkv_yxSD4KCTqduefvLR7KaI Atomic Heart Contains a Racist Cartoon (1:23:33) https://www.eurogamer.net/mundfish-apologises-after-racist-cartoons-were-discovered-in-atomic-heart?fbclid=IwAR2SD5OvQIZT0CVt7VYUz1yDJpA3g0GDfNyE0ARCTspZwzj-WZ4LOFMRqwA Beyond Good & Evil 2 studio reportedly under in
02/03/20231 hour 39 minutes 17 seconds
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Podquisition 426: What Are We Doing Again?

After a while, it all runs together. Games we played this week include: Rez Infinite (08:15) Horizon: Call of the Mountain (10:00) What the Bat? (11:45) Thumper (12:35) Tetris Effect Connected (13:05) Theatrhythm Final Bar Line (13:30) Townsman VR (24:45) Tales From the Galaxy’s Edge: Enhanced Edition (25:15) Moss 1 & 2 (26:30) Kayak VR Mirage (27:50) Jurassic World: Aftermath Collection (29:10) Atomic Heart (30:30) Cities VR (40:40) Gran Turisimo 7 (41:15) Atelier Breaker (44:40) Wanted: Dead (47:50) Snak (50:15) Sasquatches (52:40) --- News things talked about in this episode: Microsoft makes deals with Nintendo and Nvidia in attempt to placate antitrust regulators (56:00) https://www.theverge.com/2023/2/21/23608634/microsoft-activision-blizzard-deal-nintendo-nvidia-partners Microsoft says ABK acquisition will not happen without Call of Duty (57:45) https://www.latimes.com/business/technology/story/2023-02-21/microsoft-says-no-to-activision-merger-without-call-of-duty Mike Ybarr
23/02/20231 hour 14 minutes 20 seconds
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Podquisition 425: The Duke Lives

A very special friend returns. Games we played this week include: Redtape (15:45) Wanted: Dead (21:00) Spellcorked (35:00) Inventory Hero (40:00) Satisfactory (44:30) Metroid Prime Remastered (49:00) Commodore 64 Games (59:10) --- News things talked about in this episode: Saudi Arabia believed to have increased investment stake in Nintendo (1:19:00) https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/saudi-arabia-has-reportedly-increased-its-stake-in-nintendo-again/ Metroid Prime Remaster doesn’t credit original Metroid Prime team (1:20:15) https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2023/02/metroid-prime-engineer-let-down-by-exclusion-of-original-credits-in-remaster Bobby Kotick expected to stay in CEO role at Activision Blizzard if Microsoft merger fails (1:20:15) https://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/activision-ceo-kotick-will-stay-in-unlikely-event-microsoft-merger-fails Sony claims Microsoft demands for documents in FTC case are harassment (1:24:55) https://www.axios.com/newsletters/axios-gaming-5
16/02/20231 hour 41 minutes 48 seconds
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Podquisition 424: Fruit Deception

Never trust a banana. Games we played this week include: Hi-Fi Rush (11:55) Final Fantasy XII (29:30) Final Fantasy XV (35.40) Star Sled (42:55) Saturday Edition (45:30) Tomodachi Life (53:40) --- News things talked about in this episode: UK regulators determine Microsoft and ABK merger might be bad for consumers, make demands (1:00:55) https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2023/02/uk-regulators-come-down-hard-against-microsofts-activision-acquisition/ https://twitter.com/stephentotilo/status/1623320803738517504?s=20&t=XSLimLtI9cihZE4jOiLQfQ Bobby Kotick suggests UK opposition to Microsoft merger could ruin its economy (1:05:50) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMhgIxo1Xi0 Unannounced single-player Titanfall/Apex Legends game gets axed, 50 employees affected (1:10:10) https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2023-02-01/electronic-arts-cancels-secret-apex-legends-game-in-development --- Buy official Jimquisition merchandise from the Jimporium at thejimporium.com Find Laura at LauraKBuzz o
09/02/20231 hour 16 minutes 26 seconds
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Podquisition 423: Fake Meat Metrics

Welcome to your home for the hottest reviews of imitation beef. Games we played this week include: Dead Space (2:20) Hi-Fi Rush (27:00) Forspoken (45:00) --- News things talked about in this episode: Ubisoft Paris workers perform strike action, plan more (1:00:55) https://www.axios.com/2023/01/30/ubisoft-workers-strike-paris Xbox exec claims Last of Us TV success means FTC should leave merger alone (1:02:20) https://kotaku.com/last-us-tv-xbox-activision-blizzard-acquisition-sony-1850051036 All three console manufacturers expected to pass on E3 show (1:08:15) https://www.ign.com/articles/xbox-nintendo-sony-skipping-e3-2023 Run-up to Sony VR2 launch doesn’t seem to be going well (1:14:40) https://kotaku.com/playstation-vr2-price-preorder-sony-ps5-virtual-reality-1850052811 --- Buy official Jimquisition merchandise from the Jimporium at thejimporium.com Find Laura at LauraKBuzz on Twitter, Twitch, YouTube, and Patreon. All her content goes on LauraKBuzz.com, and you can catch Acce
02/02/20231 hour 24 minutes 22 seconds
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The Trashgirl Diaries: Hat Of Paradise

A brand new show comes to the Jimquisition Podcast Outlet! Our lovely Trashgirls Stephanie and Elsa try to stick to the script as they discuss everything around the topic they set out to discuss. Collector's editions, sausage boxing, Dragon Age, and the beloved Stranger of Paradise hat... what more could you want?
01/02/202353 minutes 3 seconds
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Podquisition 422: Freakin' Dragons

We’re seeing them. Games we played this week include: Forspoken (7:45) Cyberpunk 2077 (33:10) Hyper Meteor (46:10) Zipper (47:10) Theatrhythm Curtain Call (53:00) --- News things talked about in this episode: Yves Guillmot tried to walk back “ball is in your court” comment to workers (1:01:45) https://kotaku.com/ubisoft-assassin-s-creed-mirage-far-cry-delay-canceled-1850001343 Ubisoft Paris workers will be striking (1:02:50) https://www.eurogamer.net/ubisoft-paris-unions-call-for-strike-on-friday Games industry layoffs are brutal (1:04:05) https://www.gamesindustry.biz/unity-lays-off-nearly-300 https://kotaku.com/microsoft-layoff-xbox-343-halo-bethesda-coalition-1850002600 Study finds self-regulation is inconsistent at labeling games with loot boxes (1:15:15) https://osf.io/asbcg/ Workers at Activision-Blizzard studio Proletariat drop bid to unionize following CEO pressure (1:20:55) https://www.gamesindustry.biz/proletariat-unionization-vote-request-dropped --- Buy official Jim
26/01/20231 hour 30 minutes 9 seconds
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Podquisition 421: Your Choice of Crabs

One option seems less desirable. Games we played this week include: Melatonin (5:00) Hades (10:40) Cyberpunk 2077 (19:45) Omaze (38:40) Demon Quest 85 (41:35) Chibi-Robo! (45:25) A Short Hike (51:10) The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (46:50) --- News things talked about in this episode: Ubisoft delays Skull & Bones again and ends development on three unannounced games (1:05:35) https://www.gameinformer.com/2023/01/11/ubisoft-cancels-three-unannounced-games-skull-and-bones-delayed-again Beyond Good & Evil 2 allegedly still in development despite other cuts at Ubisoft (1:09:50) https://www.eurogamer.net/beyond-good-evil-2-still-in-development-ubisoft-insists Ubisoft stock plummets, Yves pressures staff to take responsibility (1:13:40) https://kotaku.com/ubisoft-skull-bones-delay-assassins-creed-far-cry-cuts-1849975925 Workers being called to strike at Ubisoft Paris (1:15:25) https://twitter.com/SolInfoJeuVideo/status/1615263954955116546 Activision acquisition now coming under fire from Goo
19/01/20231 hour 36 minutes 11 seconds
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Podquisition 420: There Goes Tokyo

Go go go Zilla. Games we played this week include: Satisfactory (11:20) Flipper Lifter (14:00) Echoic Memory (16:20) Chained Echoes (19:00) Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem (30:45) Baba Files His Taxes (35:15) Hades (36:40) The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (46:50) --- News things talked about in this episode: Sony announces an accessibility controller (57:15) https://blog.playstation.com/2023/01/04/introducing-project-leonardo-for-playstation-5-a-highly-customizable-accessibility-controller-kit/ Majora’s Mask devs used in-game dialogue to express unhappiness about crunch (1:03:45) https://www.eurogamer.net/majoras-masks-most-infamous-line-is-actually-all-about-crunch Microsoft didn’t mean to file claim FTC lawsuit was unconstitutional (1:05:30) https://www.eurogamer.net/microsoft-admits-unconstitutional-ftc-lawsuit-claim-was-a-mistake Vampire Survivors dev talks about how their mobile version happened (1:17:40) https://www.vg247.com/vampire-survivors-developer-talks-mobile-port Bloobe
12/01/20231 hour 23 minutes 6 seconds
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Podquisition 419: Medical Surprises

Fun with bodies. Games we played this week include: Pick, Pack, Pup (15:30) Lost Your Marbles (18:00) Tamagotchi Pix Party (22:30) Satisfactory (31:55) Super Lesbian Animal RPG (37:15) Lil’ Gator Game (41:25) Spelunky 2 (50:45) Dragon’s Dogma (52:30) --- News things talked about in this episode: Zenimax QA union formally recognized by Microsoft (53:45) https://www.eurogamer.net/microsoft-recognises-300-person-zenimax-testers-union Microsoft’s responds to FTC suit attempting to block ABK acquisition (59:30) https://www.eurogamer.net/microsoft-claims-ftcs-lawsuit-against-activision-blizzard-buyout-is-unconstitutional Square Enix dropping Bravely Default live service game, reiterates all-in position on blockchain (1:13:20) https://www.hd.square-enix.com/eng/news/2023/html/a_new_years_letter_from_the_president_3.html Yuji Naka formally indicted on charges of insider trading (1:17:40) https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/yuji-naka-indicted-in-square-enix-insider-trading-case/ ---
05/01/20231 hour 21 minutes 49 seconds
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Podquisition 418: It Was A Year

Thanks for spending some of it with us. --- Buy official Jimquisition merchandise from the Jimporium at thejimporium.com Find Laura at LauraKBuzz on Twitter, Twitch, YouTube, and Patreon. All her content goes on LauraKBuzz.com, and you can catch Access-Ability on YouTube every Friday. Follow Conrad at ConradZimmerman on Twitter and check out his Patreon (patreon.com/fistshark). You can also peruse his anti-capitalist propaganda at pinfultruth.com.
29/12/20221 hour 17 minutes 3 seconds
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Podquisition 417: Yuletide Perils

One for you, one for me. Games we played this week include: High on Life (13:30) Vampire Survivors Moonspell DLC (50:40) Potion Craft (56:50) Blacktail (1:10:10) --- News things talked about in this episode: Expensive Dual Sense Edge has less battery life than standard PS5 controller (1:07:40) https://www.theverge.com/23518070/sony-ps5-dualsense-edge-gamepad-battery-life Tesla cars can now play your Steam library (1:11:30) https://www.eurogamer.net/tesla-rolling-out-steam-integration-in-cars Activision COO leaving to run the ape JPEG company (1:15:10) https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-12-19/activision-s-departing-coo-to-lead-startup-behind-bored-ape-nfts Chocobo Racing GP abruptly announces end of services (1:21:20) https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/phil-spencer-claims-playstation-wants-to-grow-by-making-xbox-smaller/ Self-described “video gamers” file suit to prevent Microsoft acquisition of Activision-Blizzard (1:23:15) https://kotaku.com/microsoft-activisio
22/12/20221 hour 38 minutes 52 seconds
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Podquisition 416: Rollin’ with Roiland

Aw geez. Games we played this week include: High on Life (5:45) Yum Tum Cookstar (28:55) Clumsy Rush Ultimate Guys (33:15) Armored Core IV (37:25) Crisis Core Reunion (43:05) Potion Craft (54:00) Octopath Traveler (1:04:25) --- News things talked about in this episode: Twitch drops anti-LGBTQ hate group from its list of supportable charities (1:07:00) https://www.eurogamer.net/twitch-removes-hate-group-from-approved-charities-following-backlash Activision countersues California Civil Rights Department, implies collusion with unions and media (1:10:20) https://www.axios.com/2022/12/08/activision-lawsuit-california-civil-rights-department FTC files to block Microsoft acquisition of Activision-Blizzard (1:15:10) https://www.eurogamer.net/ftc-suing-to-block-microsofts-69bn-activision-blizzard-acquisition Phil Spencer accuses Sony of attempting to grow by eating Microsoft’s dinner (1:20:10) https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/phil-spencer-claims-playstation-wants-to-grow-by-maki
15/12/20221 hour 42 minutes 15 seconds
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Podquisition 415: Strep Yourselves In

All doctors are bastards. Games we played this week include: Callisto Protocol (6:00) Marvel’s Midnight Suns (27:55) Mirror Forge (39:35) The Devil In Me (49:45) Gungrave (56:25) The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (1:06:20) Void Scrappers (1:12:45) Beautiful Mystic Survivors (1:15:55) --- News things talked about in this episode: Microsoft agrees to bring Call of Duty to Nintendo for 10 years after Activision-Blizzard acquisition (1:20:10) https://www.eurogamer.net/microsoft-agrees-10-year-deal-to-bring-call-of-duty-to-nintendo-if-activision-blizzard-buyout-goes-through https://www.eurogamer.net/ftc-reportedly-softens-stance-on-blocking-microsoft-activision-blizzard-merger QA unions formalized at Blizzard Albany and Zenimax studios (1:26:00) https://www.polygon.com/23490063/activision-blizzard-albany-qa-union-vote-win https://kotaku.com/microsoft-zenimax-bethesda-elder-scrolls-fallout-union-1849855756 Polygon’s games industry unionization explainer (1:29:35) https://www.polygon.co
08/12/20221 hour 47 minutes 44 seconds
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Podquisition 414: Consummate Professionals

Keep your head. Games we played this week include: Pokémon Scarlet and Violet (14:10) Evil West (21:30) Gungrave VR (51:20) Gungrave G.O.R.E. (56:15) Roller Drama (1:00:45) What the Bat? (1:13:40) Among Us VR (1:16:40) --- News things talked about in this episode: Latest Super Mario Bros. movie trailer provides more plot and character details (1:23:45) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnGl01FkMMo Australia now looking to regulate loot boxes (1:30:20) https://www.eurogamer.net/australian-mp-proposes-loot-box-regulation-bill Microsoft likely to make concessions on CoD exclusivity to avoid antitrust concerns (1:31:55) https://www.eurogamer.net/microsoft-likely-to-make-eu-concessions-in-activision-blizzard-deal-soon https://www.politico.com/news/2022/11/23/exclusive-feds-likely-to-challenge-microsofts-69-billion-activision-takeover-00070787 UK gaming startup announces gaming console specifically for dogs (1:34:55) https://www.axios.com/2022/11/28/dogs-video-games-joipaw --- Buy offic
01/12/20221 hour 38 minutes 21 seconds
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Podquisition 413: Fappy Holiday

May all your issues be joyful. Games we played this week include: Gingrave G.O.R.E. (14:40) Pokémon Scarlet and Violet (27:15) The Evil Dead: The Game (1:06:10) Ghost Lore (1:09:15) God of War Ragnarök (1:11:05) --- News things talked about in this episode: Microsoft offered to let Sony have Call of Duty for a decade after acquisition (1:15:25) https://www.eurogamer.net/microsoft-says-it-offered-sony-10-year-deal-to-keep-call-of-duty-on-playstation Activision loosens multiplayer requirements, allowing non-contract phone plans for online gaming (1:17:45) https://www.eurogamer.net/activision-blizzard-eases-sms-verification-requirements-for-call-of-duty-and-overwatch Cooking Mama Cookstar publisher gets judgment in suit against developer (1:19:50) https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2022/11/cooking-mama-ip-holder-sues-planet-entertainment-for-sale-of-cooking-mama-cookstar Yuji Naka arrested on charges of insider trading (1:23:45) https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20221118/p2a/00m/0n
24/11/20221 hour 40 minutes 55 seconds
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Podquisition 412: Ol’ Blue Eyes

The fan base is fucking insufferable. Games we played this week include: Sonic Frontiers (9:30) Pokémon Scarlet and Violet (16:00) Fallout 4 (34:10) God of War Ragnarok (38:45) Ghost Song (44:20) Sonic Forces (54:50) --- News things talked about in this episode: Translated tweet from Sonic Frontiers director suggests game shipped unfinished (59:45) https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/sonic-frontiers-is-a-global-playtest-and-there-are-still-improvements-to-be-made-director-says/ ZA/UM dispute raises questions about company sale and employee mistreatment (1:03:00) https://www.eurogamer.net/fired-disco-elysium-director-claims-new-owners-took-control-of-zaum-through-fraud Microsoft did make a streaming-only Xbox, literally shelved it (1:07:00) https://www.eurogamer.net/phil-spencer-says-xbox-shelved-game-streaming-box-because-it-was-too-expensive Sony files patent for means of tracking digital ownership with NFTs (1:08:25) https://gamesual.com/news/sony-patent-tracking-history-
17/11/20221 hour 16 minutes 15 seconds
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Podquisition 411: Milk That Pig!

Someone will buy this premise. Games we played this week include: God of War Ragnarok (13:20) Sonic Frontiers (20:50) New Tales from the Borderlands (49:45) The Last Oricru (55:25) --- News things talked about in this episode: Oculus Founder Palmer Luckey built a VR headset designed to kill the user (1:09:20) https://palmerluckey.com/if-you-die-in-the-game-you-die-in-real-life/ Activision-Blizzard attempts further stalling tactics, withholding (1:19:55) https://www.gamesindustry.biz/activision-blizzard-files-motion-to-impound-albany-union-vote-ballots Bobby Kotick supported election denier candidate in House race (1:21:40) https://kotaku.com/bobby-kotick-activision-mike-garcia-republican-election-1849754755 Activision-Blizzard drags feet on every issue in first Game Workers Alliance bargaining session (1:34:15) https://gameworkersalliance.com/2022/11/03/november-2nd-2022-bargaining-session-update/ League of Legends characters’ queer status will be erased in some markets (1:37:1
10/11/20221 hour 45 minutes 29 seconds
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Podquisition 410: Penetrating New Markets

Gotta pay those bills. Games we played this week include: God of War Ragnarok (11:40) Bayonetta 3 (20:40) Signalis (40:00) New Tales from the Borderlands (58:20) Super Lone Survivor (1:04:45) --- News things talked about in this episode: PlayStation VR 2 alone priced higher than PS5 console at $550 (1:08:00) https://kotaku.com/s5-psvr2-price-release-date-horizon-call-mountain-1849731902 Players are finding it easier to get Overwatch 2 skins by playing World of Warcraft (1:10:30) https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/its-faster-to-earn-overwatch-2-skins-through-playing-wow-than-the-actual-game-players-suggest Burger King promo skin for Call of Duty unavailable in US and UK getting high prices on eBay (1:13:15) https://www.eurogamer.net/call-of-duty-fans-spend-30-on-in-game-burger-king-skins Digital charm in Overwatch 2 priced higher than a real-world counterpart (1:14:20) https://www.vg247.com/overwatch-2-charm-cheaper-real-life-than-in-game Disc release of Call of Duty contains pract
03/11/20221 hour 27 minutes 43 seconds
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Podquisition 409: All Business

We’re professionals, after all. Games we played this week include: Hot Tentacle Shooter (3:40) BOSSGAME: The Final Boss is My Heart (11:15) FAITH: The Unholy Trinity (17:10) Batman: Gotham Knights (24:10) Potionomics (35:05) Donut Dodo (42:50) Cultic (46:30) A Plague Tale: Requiem (49:55) Vampire Survivors (53:10) --- News things talked about in this episode: Another charge of unfair labor actions by Activision Blizzard is filed (56:30) https://www.eurogamer.net/activision-blizzard-facing-new-charges-from-abk-workers-alliance-over-unfair-labour-practices Activision Blizzard marketing deal with Sony prevents Call of Duty from appearing on Game Pass (59:45) https://www.eurogamer.net/sony-imposes-restrictions-on-call-of-dutys-ability-to-be-in-game-pass-xbox-claims Microsoft is working on their own mobile app store (1:03:10) https://www.theverge.com/2022/10/19/23411972/microsoft-xbox-mobile-store-games Overwatch 2 custom game modes need better/any moderation (1:04:55) https://www.eur
27/10/20221 hour 14 minutes 47 seconds
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Podquisition 408: Silicone Babies

So lifelike. Games we played this week include: Stories of Blossom (9:10) Scorn (12:30) Cryohazard (28:50) Alice is Missing (32:45) A Plague Tale: Requiem (38:35) Vampire Survivors (46:45) Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard (52:35) --- News things talked about in this episode: Bayonetta performer Helena Taylor raises controversy over voice actor pay (1:01:40) https://www.theguardian.com/games/2022/oct/18/an-insult-video-game-voice-actors-speak-out-to-demand-fair-pay https://www.eurogamer.net/bayonetta-3-voice-actress-jennifer-hale-asks-fans-to-be-kinder-following-abuse Streamer Adriana Chechik breaks back jumping into foam pit at TwitchCon (1:07:45) https://www.eurogamer.net/streamer-who-broke-back-at-twitchcon-out-of-hospital-following-second-surgery Netflix considering expansion into game streaming (1:13:30) https://techcrunch.com/2022/10/18/netflix-to-expand-into-cloud-gaming-opens-new-studio-in-southern-california/ Activision only requiring phone verification for PC player
20/10/20221 hour 30 minutes 28 seconds
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Podquisition 407: Seize the Means of Malarky

The only thing you have to lose is your dignity. Games we played this week include: Hazelnut Hex (10:30) Condemned: Criminal Origins (14:20) A Way Out (27:40) NieR:Automata The End of YoRHa Edition (34:10) NeuroDeck (35:50) Fallout: New Vegas (40:20) Fallout 4 (46:35) Too Human (55:30) Red Faction: Armageddon (1:00:00) --- News things talked about in this episode: Chris Pratt’s incredible voice in The Super Mario Bros. Movie finally revealed (1:04:25) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KydqdKKyGEk Scant additional details about ZA/UM Studio departures emerge (1:07:45) https://www.gamepressure.com/newsroom/fans-have-the-right-to-know-disco-elysium-co-creator-talks-zaum-l/z04ad7 Activision/Blizzard implementing verification process requiring players to have contract phones (1:11:10) https://www.cnet.com/tech/gaming/call-of-duty-modern-warfare-joins-overwatch-2-in-requiring-phone-number-verification/ Bug in Overwatch 2 causes accidental purchases, Activision/Blizzard refuses to refund
13/10/20221 hour 32 minutes 54 seconds
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Podquisition 406: Lucozade Lifestyle

Our secret agenda is laid bare. Games we played this week include: Dreamlight Valley (16:00) Return to Monkey Island (22:00) BioShock 2 (30:30) FRANKEN (35:05) The Binding of Isaac (37:00) Trombone Champ (38:00) Middle Earth: Shadow of War (39:25) --- News things talked about in this episode: Activision Blizzard found to have withheld raises from unionizing workers https://www.washingtonpost.com/video-games/2022/10/03/activision-raven-union-raises-nlrb/ Key writers and artists on Disco Elysium were quietly pushed out of ZA/UM last year (47:55) https://www.eurogamer.net/disco-elysium-dev-reveals-some-team-members-left-involuntarily PC ports of PlayStation titles will arrive at least a year after console release (57:05) https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/playstation-games-will-wait-at-least-a-year-before-their-pc-release-except-for-live-service-titles/ Stadia is dead (1:00:10) https://blog.google/products/stadia/message-on-stadia-streaming-strategy/ Saudi Arabia wants to ow
06/10/20221 hour 12 minutes 59 seconds
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Podquisition 405: REJOICE!

Love it when a plan comes together. Games we played this week include: Trombone Champ (16:30) High Speed II: The Getaway (26:30) Scratching Memory (29:45) My Time at Portia (32:15) BioShock 2 (33:20) Dreamlight Valley (38:00) Mail Time (46:05) CorpoNation: The Sorting Process (47:00) Railbound (49:30) BLINNK and the Vacuum of Space (50:15) Sonic Frontiers (51:30) Prodeus (57:30) Shovel Knight Dig (1:01:30) --- News things talked about in this episode: Alleged GTA VI hacker arrested in UK (1:04:00) https://www.eurogamer.net/suspected-grand-theft-auto-6-hacker-set-for-court https://www.eurogamer.net/suspected-gta-hacker-teen-held-in-youth-detention-centre Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot seems happy with his company culture (1:08:00) https://kotaku.com/ubisoft-ceo-assassin-s-creed-far-cry-toxic-harassment-1849583341 ReedPop announces new format for E3, with separate days for press and public (1:12:00) https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/e3-is-back-in-a-new-form-in-june-2023-and-here-are-the
29/09/20221 hour 21 minutes 31 seconds
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Podquisition 404: The Genital Line

Cross it. Games we played this week include: The Secret of Monkey Island / LeChuck’s Revenge (10:00) Return to Monkey Island (16:35) My Time at Sandrock (22:20) Thymesia (29:00) Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty (35:40) Ring of Pain (37:30) Wayward Strand (42:35) You Suck at Parking (47:00) Aliens Fireteam Elite (53:40) The Outbound Ghost (56:20) Soulstice (58:00) --- News things talked about in this episode: Twitter account leaking info exposed as YouTuber breaking embargoes (1:02:00) https://www.eurogamer.net/youtuber-slips-up-reveals-he-was-behind-insider-twitter-account-which-leaked-ubisoft-details-and-more Massive leak of GTA VI in-development content hits the interwebs, FBI is on the case (1:05:00) https://www.eurogamer.net/fbi-investigating-hacker-who-claimed-to-have-breached-rockstar-and-uber Microsoft, like a fox, suggest they’d be crazy to take Call of Duty off the PlayStation platform (1:13:25) https://www.gamesindustry.biz/microsoft-activision-acquisition-expected-to-face-deepe
22/09/20221 hour 30 minutes 16 seconds
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Podquisition 403: The Queen’s Dead Special

We’re being very respectful. Games we played this week include: Wayward Strand (13:30) My Time at Sandrock (20:20) Fall Guys (21:35) Ashigaru: The Last Shogun (24:30) Steelrising (27:35) Ayn Odin Pro (43:10) Justice Sucks: Tactical Vacuum Action (50:30) Splatoon 3 (53:15) The Last of Us Part II (54:10) HoloCure: Save the Fans! (1:03:50) Let’s Tap (1:07:30) --- News things talked about in this episode: Unreleased Meta Quest headset found in hotel trash a month before public reveal (1:13:00) https://kotaku.com/meta-quest-pro-vr-oculus-quest-2-facebook-zuckerberg-1849524690 Babylon’s Fall shutting down after less than a year as a live service game (1:16:30) https://hanging-garden.babylonsfall.com/news/pages/63034abc74473009630079 Yves Guillemot calls decade of workplace abuse and cover-ups at Ubisoft a “stumble”; also Tencent owns most of them now. (1:19:40) https://www.eurogamer.net/two-years-on-from-its-workplace-crisis-ubisoft-boss-says-company-stumbled --- Buy official Jimquisi
15/09/20221 hour 30 minutes 55 seconds
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Podquisition 402: We Are The End

Just let us photosynthesize a little longer. Games we played this week include: A Plague Tale: Innocence (10:20) Vampire Survivors (19:30) Arcade Paradise (22:20) The Last of Us Remastered (28:00) Immortality (32:10) Red Steel (37:40) --- News things talked about in this episode: Supposed Silent Hill remake screenshots leak (40:00) https://www.vg247.com/silent-hill-2-remake-screenshots-reportedly-leaked Microsoft is *so committed* to keeping Call of Duty multiplatform (43:10) https://www.theverge.com/2022/9/2/23334619/microsoft-sony-call-of-duty-playstation-letter-commitment-activision-blizzard Of course, Call of Duty will be a day one Game Pass release, but it’ll be on Playstation same day (45:30) https://blogs.microsoft.com/on-the-issues/2022/09/01/gaming-everyone-everywhere/ UK regulators will perform an in-depth investigation into Microsoft acquisition of Activision Blizzard (47:00) https://www.eurogamer.net/uks-competition-regulator-to-undertake-in-depth-investigation-of-mi
08/09/202256 minutes 54 seconds
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Podquisition 401: This Virgin Knows How To F You

Did you feel that? It’s the sensation of a rug being pulled out from under. Games we played this week include: Vampire Survivors (12:30) Steel Rising (21:30) Arcade Paradise (30:10) The Last of Us Remastered (41:15) Jetpack Joyride 2 (51:00) Control (56:20) We Are OFK (1:03:10) A Plague Tale: Innocence (1:07:40) Alien Isolation (1:11:15) Opoona (1:15:50) Mad Dog McCree (1:17:30) Wii Sports (1:19:30) --- News things talked about in this episode: Bizarre lawsuit tries to claim all of Sony’s profit from PlayStation Store in UK as “overcharging” (1:22:30) https://news.sky.com/story/sony-playstation-being-sued-for-5-billion-amid-claims-it-ripped-off-nine-million-consumers-12678949 Xbox boss Phil Spencer wants to see fewer platform exclusives, honest (1:27:20) https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-08-24/microsoft-xbox-s-chief-see-progress-with-regulators-on-deal-for-activision Denuvo is pitching their anti-piracy software to third-party publishers on Switch (1:29:30) https://www
01/09/20221 hour 39 minutes 49 seconds
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Podquisition 400: Eight Years

This has gone on far too long. Games we played this week include: Cult of the Lamb (31:15) Saints Row (34:45) Cursed to Golf (43:30) Vampire Survivors (53:20) Wario Ware: Smooth Moves (1:02:00) House of the Dead Overkill (1:03:40) --- News things talked about in this episode: No news is good news. --- Buy official Jimquisition merchandise from the Jimporium at thejimporium.com Find Laura at LauraKBuzz on Twitter, Twitch, YouTube, and Patreon. All her content goes on LauraKBuzz.com, and you can catch Access-Ability on YouTube every Friday. Follow Conrad at ConradZimmerman on Twitter and check out his Patreon (patreon.com/fistshark). You can also peruse his anti-capitalist propaganda at pinfultruth.com.
25/08/20221 hour 19 minutes 59 seconds
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Podquisition 399: Lord of the Ants

Jordan’s here with the new hot diet. Games we played this week include: Rollerdrome (7:05) The Mortuary Assistant (16:15) Cult of the Lamb (26:45) Kirby’s Dream Buffet (53:30) --- News things talked about in this episode: Nintendo brought up on another labor board complaint. (1:01:00) https://kotaku.com/nintendo-switch-labor-complaint-nlrb-lawsuit-union-1849396722 Picture painted of Nintendo QA shows it to be the same as the rest of the industry (1:02:15) https://kotaku.com/nintendo-of-america-sexual-harassment-sexism-aerotek-1849414921 Microsoft accuses Sony of buying exclusivity from Game Pass (1:05:30) https://kotaku.com/microsoft-sony-xbox-game-pass-playstation-ps-plus-1849400688 Reggie Fils-Aime reveals Nintendo was working on a universal accessibility controller (1:08:00) https://www.eurogamer.net/nintendo-was-working-on-platform-agnostic-accessibility-controller-reggie-fils-aime-says --- Buy official Jimquisition merchandise from the Jimporium at thejimporium.com Find La
18/08/20221 hour 15 minutes 47 seconds
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Podquisition 398: Multiple Murder Basements

Feels like home. Games we played this week include: Turbo Golf Racing (18:55) Cult of the Lamb (26:35) Metal Gear Solid V (32:00) Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered (34:50) The Mummy Demastered (38:00) Demon Throttle (43:10) Escape Academy (46:20) --- News things talked about in this episode: Bridget of Guilty Gear now canonically trans (49:20) https://kotaku.com/guilty-gear-strive-evo-2022-bridget-dlc-trans-rights-1849386887 David Cage thinks people are being very mean to him (50:10) https://www.eurogamer.net/david-cage-defends-response-to-allegations-of-unhealthy-studio-culture-at-quantic-dream-in-new-interview Tencent seeking to be largest shareholder in Ubisoft (59:10) https://www.reuters.com/markets/europe/exclusive-tencent-plans-raise-stake-assassins-creed-maker-ubisoft-sources-2022-08-04/ GameStop NFT marketplace sells stolen indie games, now there forever (1:01:40) https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2022/08/indie-devs-outraged-by-unlicensed-game-sales-on-gamestops-nft-market/ Ac
11/08/20221 hour 10 minutes 40 seconds
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Podquisition 397: Landlords Are Petty Dictators

It's not enough to just have power over someone's life. Games we played this week include: Stray (15:45) Multiversus (22:35) Xenoblade Chronicles 3 (38:50) Vampire Survivors (46:55) Frogun (51:30) LIVE A LIVE (54:00) --- News things talked about in this episode: First hints of what Disco Elysium devs are doing found in job listings (54:50) https://www.eurogamer.net/disco-elysium-dev-seeks-artists-with-a-love-of-sci-fi-and-video-games Former Xbox exec Peter Moore says Microsoft encouraged console wars (55:50) https://www.ign.com/articles/xbox-encouraged-console-wars-peter-moore Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is latest first-party Nintendo release to leak in advance of release (58:00) https://www.eurogamer.net/xenoblade-chronicles-3-leaks-playable-on-steam-deck-before-switch-release Resident Evil Village getting accessibility update, but third-person mode pushed to paid DLC (59:10) https://www.eurogamer.net/resident-evil-village-will-receive-free-accessibility-update-alongside-dlc Ubisoft
04/08/20221 hour 16 minutes 46 seconds
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Podquisition 396: Howdy, Partner!

The character of the summer has arrived. Games we played this week include: Xenoblade Chronicles 3 (7:30) Stray (17:15) As Dusk Falls (29:50) My Time at Sandrock (34:50) LIVE A LIVE (39:10) Hell Pie (48:00) --- News things talked about in this episode: Blizzard Albany QA make moves to organize another union (51:25) https://www.vice.com/en/article/wxndpx/revealed-documents-show-how-roblox-planned-to-bend-to-chinese-censorship Nintendo didn’t ask for Bayonetta 3 ‘Naive Angel’ mode, wanted sexier Link costume (56:05) https://nintendoeverything.com/bayonetta-creator-says-nintendo-never-asked-to-make-the-series-less-risque/ Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is latest first-party Nintendo release to leak in advance of release (58:00) https://www.eurogamer.net/xenoblade-chronicles-3-leaks-playable-on-steam-deck-before-switch-release Twitch implements features to address hate raids, needs to do more (1:02:50) https://www.eurogamer.net/twitch-streamers-positive-about-new-raid-feature-in-response-to-
28/07/20221 hour 15 minutes 52 seconds
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Podquisition 395: Scorcher

We know we said it was hot previously, but we’ve learned a lot since then. Games we played this week include: PowerWash Simulator (9:20) Metal Gear Solid V (20:05) Jekyll vs. Hyde (33:20) The Quarry (37:40) Monster Boy: The Dragon’s Trap (41:50) OVERWHELM (44:10) Billie Bust Up (47:30) Road Redemption (49:15) --- News things talked about in this episode: Blizzard Albany QA make moves to organize another union (52:20) https://www.polygon.com/23270111/blizzard-albany-activision-blizzard-union-vote-nlrb John Riccitiello calls devs who don’t heavily monetize, “fucking idiots” (56:40) https://www.pocketgamer.biz/interview/79190/unity-ironsource-john-riccitiello-marc-whitten-merger/ BioWare drops BioWare Points, makes DLC items purchasable with them free (1:01:30) https://www.reddit.com/r/Games/comments/vy92np/ea_will_be_removing_bioware_points_as_of_october/ Modders have added online multiplayer, graphics to leaked beta of Skate (1:02:45) https://www.vice.com/en/article/jgp89y/play-s
21/07/20221 hour 7 minutes 36 seconds
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Podquisition 394: Industrial Fan

This podcast is too damned hot. Games we played this week include: Unplugged (11:30) The Thing (15:00) Resident Evil 4 VR (21:00) Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series (24:45) Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak (27:30) Vampire Survivors (31:00) Satisfactory (34:00) Evil Dead: A Fistful of Boomstick (34:55) Kill.Switch (37:00) TMNT: Shredder’s Revenge (38:40) The Quarry (39:25) Spirit Hunters: Infinite Horde (41:10) --- News things talked about in this episode: Bayonetta 3 will have nudity options (49:00) https://www.polygon.com/23206846/bayonetta-3-naive-angel-mode-nudity-options Developer blasts NFTs at convention panel on stage paid for by NFT companies (51:40) https://www.pcgamer.com/developer-turns-future-of-gaming-talk-into-a-surprise-attack-on-conventions-nft-and-blockchain-sponsors/ Ubisoft promises it’s only taking your DLC away after Ass Creed Liberation debacle on Steam (55:00) https://www.eurogamer.net/assassins-creed-liberation-hd-steam-notice-states-game-will-become-inaccessible-
14/07/20221 hour 16 minutes 22 seconds
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Podquisition 393: Dirty Tools

And you thought this show couldn’t get filthier Games we played this week include: The Suffering (10:55) The Quarry (22:20) The Simpsons: Hit & Run (29:00) Mighty Goose (35:20) Satisfactory (36:35) Shadow Hearts (40:45) Drakengard (46:05) Darkwatch (48:25) Bujungai (50:50) Pupperazzi (53:50) Disc Room (54:05) Mercenary Kings (55:35) --- News things talked about in this episode: Itch.io launches bundle of nearly 800 games in support of abortion access (1:00:10) https://itch.io/b/1472/indie-bundle-for-abortion-funds Politicians in the Netherlands are eyeing a loot box ban (1:00:45) https://www.eurogamer.net/dutch-political-parties-back-gaming-loot-box-ban Blockchain-based games marketplace swipes name and design from itch.io (1:01:35) https://www.pcgamer.com/owner-of-itchio-accuses-newly-launched-alternative-w3itchio-of-theft/ As Ubisoft turns off online features, players will lose access to paid DLC (1:05:30) https://www.pcgamer.com/ubisoft-to-pull-online-from-older-games-which-a
07/07/20221 hour 13 minutes 31 seconds
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Podquisition 392: Medicinal Mishap

We’re sorry for the first five minutes. Games we played this week include: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge (5:00) Dynasty Warriors 3 (12:45) PlayStation Plus (20:25) Satisfactory (25:50) Warhammer 40k: Tau Fire Warrior(29:40) Live A Live (35:00) Vampire Survivors (39:00) Gitaroo Man (40:20) Dead Cells (46:20) Portal 1 + 2 Switch (48:55) --- News things talked about in this episode: MMO Studio behind The Day Before using unpaid labor for development (49:35) https://kotaku.com/the-day-before-fntastic-volunteers-steam-wishlist-1849113533 Yves Guillemot takes a one-third pay cut, still makes half a million annually to ignore misconduct (54:25) https://www.eurogamer.net/ubisofts-chief-exec-takes-sizeable-pay-cut-after-companys-poor-performance --- Buy official Jimquisition merchandise from the Jimporium at thejimporium.com Find Laura at LauraKBuzz on Twitter, Twitch, YouTube, and Patreon. All her content goes on LauraKBuzz.com, and you can catch Access-Ability on You
30/06/20221 hour 46 seconds
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Podquisition 391: Insecticons Assemble

For the moment, anyway Games we played this week include: Street Fighter 6 (12:30) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge (21:40) Satisfactory (28:40) Terra Nil (32:55) The Last Worker (34:50) Tinykin (36:45) Ynglet (38:30) Nomad Survival (39:55) 20 Minutes Until Dawn (46:15) Overrogue (50:10) Exhausted Man (51:30) Endling: Extinction is Forever (53:30) Ultrakill (56:00) Agent 64: Spies Never Die (57:25) Cult of the Lamb (58:00) Fall Guys (1:01:30) --- News things talked about in this episode: Activision Blizzard has determined Activision Blizzard did nothing wrong (1:04:10) https://www.eurogamer.net/activision-investigation-claims-no-widespread-harassment-at-activision Activision Blizzard shareholder vote for transparency seemingly brushed aside (1:07:00) https://www.washingtonpost.com/video-games/2022/06/21/activision-blizzard-shareholder-meeting-vote/ Shareholders also vote to keep Bobby Kotick on the board (1:08:45) https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/activision-blizz
23/06/20221 hour 17 minutes 14 seconds
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Podquisition 390: I Know You!

A big fish come back to the pond Games we played this week include: Agent 64: Spies Never Die (13:25) Gloomwood (15:20) Anger Foot (20:40) Binary Domain (23:25) Melatonin (29:20) Spirit Swap (31:50) Typing of the Dead Overkill (33:05) The Textorcist (35:50) Lost in Play (39:45) Elden Ring demake (43:30) Getsugumaden (44:50) Satisfactory (47:45) Turbo Golf Racing (51:45) --- News things talked about in this episode: Fake E3 week sure was a week. --- Buy official Jimquisition merchandise from the Jimporium at thejimporium.com Find Laura at LauraKBuzz on Twitter, Twitch, YouTube, and Patreon. All her content goes on LauraKBuzz.com, and you can catch Access-Ability on YouTube every Friday. Follow Conrad at ConradZimmerman on Twitter and check out his Patreon (patreon.com/fistshark). You can also peruse his anti-capitalist propaganda at pinfultruth.com.
16/06/20221 hour 4 minutes 48 seconds
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Podquisition 389: Now That’s What I Call An Ingot!

A dream realized. Games we played this week include: MIYOO-Mini (14:20) Warped Kart Racers (18:30) Satisfactory (23:20) Hardspace Shipbreaker (26:15) Binary Domain (30:25) --- News things talked about in this episode: ESA is saying E3 will return to an in-person event in 2023 (40:30) https://www.washingtonpost.com/video-games/2022/06/07/esa-e3-2023-summer-game-fest-nintendo-direct/ Nintendo pirate given 40 month prison term (46:25) https://kotaku.com/nintendo-piracy-case-bowser-xecuter-team-prison-pirate-1849026479 Classified military information is being leaked to settle disputes over a video game (50:15) https://www.pcgamer.com/more-classified-military-intel-gets-posted-to-war-thunder-forums-because-thats-just-what-happens-now/ Dragon Age QA contractors vote in favor of forming a union (53:05) https://www.eurogamer.net/dragon-age-contractors-vote-to-form-union --- Buy official Jimquisition merchandise from the Jimporium at thejimporium.com Find Laura at LauraKBuzz on Twitter
09/06/202258 minutes 14 seconds
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Podquisition 388: Pride Watch 2022

We’re waiting with baited breath. Games we played this week include: Core Keeper (7:10) Satisfactory (11:00) Card Sharks (17:10) Pac-Man Museum+ (24:20) Hardspace Shipbreaker (30:30) Pocket Crystal League (33:45) Days Gone (37:20) --- News things talked about in this episode: Sony planning to ramp up number of PC releases in coming years (45:05) https://www.eurogamer.net/playstation-expects-nearly-50-of-game-launches-to-be-pc-and-mobile-by-2025 EA won’t make a statement on abortion or trans rights, but isn’t stopping individuals (47:20) https://kotaku.com/ea-roe-v-wade-abortion-trans-rights-fifa-apex-legends-1848977494 https://www.eurogamer.net/ea-execs-individually-speak-out-on-womens-and-trans-rights Microsoft’s corporate culture maybe hasn’t undergone the dramatic improvements they claim (55:10) https://www.businessinsider.com/microsoft-toxic-culture-ceo-satya-nadella-sexual-harassment-pay-disparity-2022-5 Phil Spencer says Microsoft will recognize Raven QA union following ac
02/06/20221 hour 6 minutes 27 seconds
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Podquisition 387: Milton Keynes

You can get in, but can you get out? Games we played this week include: Pokémon Go (7:45) Vampire Survivors (8:40) Riddled Corpses (14:45) Trek to Yomi (21:45) Steam Deck (24:40) Days Gone (25:45) Jurassic World Evolution 2 (31:50) Roller Champions (34:45) Lost Epic (40:00) --- News things talked about in this episode: Raven QA workers successfully vote in favor of unionization (45:00) https://www.eurogamer.net/qa-testers-at-activision-blizzard-studio-raven-software-successfully-vote-to-unionise Activision-Blizzard worker committee forms, sends list of demands to management (50:50) https://www.washingtonpost.com/video-games/2022/05/24/activision-blizzard-breastmilk-harassment/ Sony sexual discrimination case lives on in new suit filed following dismissal (55:30) https://www.axios.com/2022/05/20/playstation-gender-discrimination-lawsuit-returns Sony restricting subsidiary companies from making statements supporting reproductive rights (57:50) https://www.eurogamer.net/sony-report
26/05/20221 hour 17 minutes 13 seconds
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Podquisition 386: Someone’s Enzymatic Dalliance

Don’t rain on our brown parade. Games we played this week include: Steel Assault (14:25) Ravenous Devils (24:00) Evil Dead: The Game (25:10) Pokémon Go (34:55) Steam Deck (36:15) Fight Knight (42:20) --- News things talked about in this episode: Organizing QA contractors for BioWare will not be forced to return to offices (45:10) https://www.theverge.com/2022/5/9/23063933/bioware-keywords-studios-contractors-unionize-return-office Nintendo of America’s Doug Bowser is “troubled” his contractors aren’t happy (46:35) https://www.axios.com/2022/05/12/nintendo-contractors-investigation PlayStation boss Jim Ryan wrote a weird and bad email to staff about abortion rights (48:20) https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-05-12/sony-playstation-staff-fume-over-ceo-s-abortion-comments Images claimed to be from new Silent Hill project leak (59:55) https://www.eurogamer.net/looks-like-silent-hill-concept-art-has-leaked Fall Guys going free-to-play, coming to PS5, Switch and Xbox (1:04:3
19/05/20221 hour 8 minutes 41 seconds
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Podquisition 385: Tales Of British Trains

Take the good, take the bad, roll it up and there you have the rail system. Games we played this week include: Steam Deck (9:50) Vampire Survivors (14:45) Revita (26:22) Nightmare Reaper (31:30) Evil Dead: Regeneration (40:40) Sonic Lost World (49:10) Death Trash (56:50) --- News things talked about in this episode: Reggie Fils-Aimé distancing himself from contractor claims against Nintendo of America (59:30) https://www.eurogamer.net/reggie-fils-aime-distances-himself-from-nintendo-contract-worker-reports Activision-Blizzard’s continued anti-union messages just keep getting sadder (1:03:00) https://www.washingtonpost.com/video-games/2022/05/09/activision-union-vote-begins/ Blizzard names a new VP in attempt to quell discrimination claims (1:04:35) https://www.eurogamer.net/blizzard-hires-new-vice-president-of-culture-amid-ongoing-company-controversies VR technology must be stopped (1:07:25) https://www.pcgamer.com/scientists-add-mouth-haptics-to-vr-complete-with-spiders/ ---
12/05/20221 hour 12 minutes 25 seconds
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Podquisition 384: We’d Rather Be Playing Vampire Survivors

Just being honest. Games we played this week include: The Stanley Parable Ultra Deluxe (7:55) Vampire Survivors (13:45) Peglin (26:25) Nintendo Switch Sports (29:40) Revita (36:45) --- News things talked about in this episode: Dragon Age QA team seeking to form a union (43:30) https://kotaku.com/bioware-keywords-studios-qa-union-mass-effect-dragon-ag-1848847955 Square Enix selling off studios and IP to fund its crypto future (47:50) https://www.eurogamer.net/square-enix-sells-off-western-studios-and-ip-including-tomb-raider-and-deus-ex Reggie Fils-Aimé calls himself a “big believer” in blockchain (54:55) https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2022/04/reggie-fils-aime-is-a-big-believer-in-blockchain-and-play-to-own The global chip shortage is expected to continue on (56:30) https://www.eurogamer.net/nintendo-hit-by-worker-complaint-over-right-to-unionise https://twitter.com/katiecasper/status/1518763066661425152 Yuji Naka claims Square Enix knowingly released Balan Wonderland in unfin
05/05/20221 hour 4 minutes 9 seconds
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Podquisition 383: Corsets For Everyone

No more slouching for us! Games we played this week include: Elden Ring (6:10) The Force Unleashed (13:20) Nobody Saves the World (18:40) Lost in Random (25:40) Chernobylite (28:00) Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion (32:30) The Stanley Parable Ultra Deluxe (40:10) --- News things talked about in this episode: Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg alleged to have helped bury story about Bobby Kotick restraining order (45:20) https://www.wsj.com/articles/sandberg-facebook-kotick-activision-blizzard-daily-mail-11650549074 Activision names two women to board despite their best effort not to (50:50) https://www.axios.com/activision-blizzard-board-women-lulu-cheng-meservey-bc7824aa-cfa8-4ab9-ab9b-392e8af8a543.html Raven QA testers gear up for vote to formalize union (53:15) https://www.eurogamer.net/call-of-duty-qa-testers-getting-closer-to-unionisation-regardless-of-activision-blizzard-wishes Nintendo responds to claim of union busting (56:40) https://www.eurogamer.net/nintendo-hit-by-worker-complai
28/04/20221 hour 13 minutes 15 seconds
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Podquisition 382: That’s Not Yogurt!

Careful what you reach for. Games we played this week include: Two Point Hospital (8:50) Nobody Saves the World (13:15) Cho Aniki (25:50) Pix’n Love Rush (31:00) Pokémon Go (32:40) --- News things talked about in this episode: Sonic Origins needed a table to explain its launch DLC (39.55) https://www.ign.com/articles/sonic-origins-fans-arent-happy-with-locked-off-dlc-content Nintendo of America alleged to have violated worker’s right to unionize (45:30) https://www.axios.com/nintendo-nlrb-complaint-3bb227c7-40c3-40c5-9578-5190e595a00e.html Activision Blizzard surveyed players to gauge interest in crypto and NFTs (50:45) https://gamerant.com/blizzard-nft-survey-online-store/ Square-Enix still determined to shove the blockchain into their games (1:00:35) https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/square-enixs-president-reiterates-desire-to-make-play-to-earn-blockchain-games/ Hideo Kojima up to his bullshit again, this time about a rumored acquisition by Sony (1:02:45) https://www.eu
21/04/20221 hour 18 minutes 17 seconds
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Podquisition 381: Take a Deep Breath

No gods, no underwater masters Games we played this week include: Pokémon: The Trading Card Game (11:10) Roombo First Blood (17:40) House of the Dead Remake (19:55) Yu-Gi-Oh! Worldwide Edition: Stairway to the Destined Duel (28:30) Skul: The Hero Slayer (30:50) LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (32:05) Tearaway (39:30) Luigi’s Mansion Dark Moon (49:10) --- News things talked about in this episode: California Governor alleged to have interfered in DEFH suit against Activision Blizzard (52:40) https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-04-13/california-lawyer-says-governor-interfered-with-activision-suit Activision-Blizzard pay bump for QA feels oddly like a union busting tactic (58:10) https://www.theverge.com/2022/4/7/23015033/activision-blizzard-full-time-qa-game-tester-20-dollars-hourly ABK workers walk out over company changes to vaccine policy (1:05:35) https://www.polygon.com/23010343/activision-blizzard-vaccine-mandate-demands-abetterabk Bungie announces remote work for
14/04/20221 hour 22 minutes 39 seconds
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Podquisition 380: Finding the Perfect Bush

We’re taking this show to a new level. Games we played this week include: Elden Ring (8:30) Weird West (17:40) Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines (28:55) Resistance Burning Skies (34:40) Despotism 3k (39:30) Chibi-Robo Zip Lash (46:22) --- News things talked about in this episode: Undead Labs employees allege discrimination and abuse despite Microsoft buyout (51:55) https://kotaku.com/state-of-decay-3-xbox-series-x-s-sexism-microsoft-undea-1848728682 Ubisoft stops development of Breakpoint, tells NFT buyers they “own” a piece of history (56:20) https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2022-04-06-ubisoft-ends-ghost-recon-breakpoint-development-working-on-nfts-for-other-titles NFT game using Formula One license shuts down after they can’t renew the license (1:03:35) https://kotaku.com/f1-formula-1-one-delta-time-nft-crypto-cursed-shut-down-1848748953 Ron Gilbert returning to Monkey Island for new sequel due this year (1:05:30) https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2022-04-05-ron-gilbert-
07/04/20221 hour 12 minutes 16 seconds
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Podquisition 379: A Real Wrestler

Games we played this week include: Guardians of the Galaxy (9:10) Shredders (11:25) Elden Ring (14:45) Kirby and the Forgotten Land (17:00) Skul the Hero Slayer (33:40) Tunic (36:10) Ghostwire Tokyo (40:35) Culdcept Revolt (46:50) --- News things talked about in this episode: Wattam developer Funomena likely to close following abuse allegations (1:02:15) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2022-03-29-wattam-developer-funomena-reportedly-closing-following-allegations-of-workplace-abuse Another sexual harassment suit filed against Activision Blizzard (1:04:25) https://news.bloomberglaw.com/daily-labor-report/activision-faces-new-suit-from-worker-alleging-rampant-sexism Judge ready to approve $18m settlement of EEOC case against Activision Blizzard (1:08:00) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2022-03-29-judge-prepared-to-approve-activision-blizzards-usd18m-sexual-harassment-settlement-with-eeoc Microsoft fine with Activision Blizzard workers forming union if Activision Blizzard is (1:
31/03/20221 hour 22 minutes 50 seconds
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Podquisition 378: Suing the Council

We demand restitution. Games we played this week include: Tunic (12:30) Final Fantasy Origin Stranger of Paradise (30:30) Inscryption: Kaycee’s Mod (35:15) Skul: The Hero Slayer (38:10) Chocobo GP (39:30) Retroid Pocket 2 Plus (43:45) Game Pass on Steam Deck (45:25) Rune Factory 5 (47:45) New Little King’s Story (52:00) Soul Sacrifice Delta (55:30) --- News things talked about in this episode: People Make Games report on abuse at indie studios (58:50) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDPzZkx0cPs Ori and the Blind Forest dev Moon Studios also accused of employee mistreatment (1:04:20) https://venturebeat.com/2022/03/18/despite-its-beautiful-ori-games-moon-studio-is-called-an-oppressive-place-to-work/ More litigants sign on to sexual discrimination lawsuit agains Sony (1:06:45) https://www.axios.com/sexism-playstation-lawsuit-sony-e0f42c61-8467-4940-884a-1885eb8189ff.html Bandai Namco Mobile switching to four day work week (1:07:40) https://medium.com/@BANDAINAMCOMobile/bandai-namco
24/03/20221 hour 13 minutes 56 seconds
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Spoiler(ish)cast: Elden Ring With Gavin Dunne

Miracle of Sound Gavin Dunne rejoins the cast for a one-off Elden Ring special. Yes, we promised it years ago, and we delivered! Enjoy!
17/03/202257 minutes 50 seconds
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Podquisition 376: What the North Gets You

Big homes, low ceilings Games we played this week include: Steam Deck (9:40) Rune Factory 4 (21:20) Babylon’s Fall (24:35) Retroid Pocket 2 Plus (36:45) Are You With Us? (43:45) Uncharted Golden Abyss (45:00) Aperture Desk Job (50:45) --- News things talked about in this episode: Vita software made to run on Switch (49:15) https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/a-new-tool-claims-to-run-ps-vita-software-natively-on-nintendo-switch/ Forza Horizon 5 sign language features arrive four months after release (51:45) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2022-03-01-forza-horizon-5-adds-sign-language-support-today Activision Blizzard attributes failure to hire women executives to MS acquisition (52:25) https://www.axios.com/embattled-activision-facing-increased-attrition-18d74c45-d570-4a61-abcd-fed77be7243d.html Family of Activision Blizzard employee blames company for their suicide, files lawsuit (54:20) https://www.washingtonpost.com/video-games/2022/03/04/activision-blizzard-employee-su
10/03/20221 hour 1 minute 9 seconds
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Podquisition 375: It's Just Soup

Why’d you have to go and make things so complicated? Games we played this week include: Steam Deck (11:15) Pokémon Legends Arceus (22:10) Elden Ring (23:50) Roboquest (49:20) Gran Turismo 7 (53:05) Undead Knights (54:45) Infernax (57:25) --- News things talked about in this episode: Intellivision Amico looks about to cut bait (1:00:30) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2022-03-01-intellivision-cuts-fundraising-campaign-for-amico-short-setting-alarm-bells-ringing Nvidia hit by crippling cyber attack (1:05:35) https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-02-25/nvidia-is-investigating-cyber-attack-but-business-uninterrupted Valve open to having Microsoft Game Pass available on Steam (1:07:05) https://www.pcgamer.com/uk/valve-has-no-plans-for-a-steam-pass-but-would-help-microsoft-put-game-pass-on-steam/ Pokémon Scarlet/Violet announced (1:11:10) https://scarletviolet.pokemon.com/en-us/ Ubisoft does, at least, protect its employees affected by Russian invasion of Ukraine (1:15:45) h
03/03/20221 hour 26 minutes 1 second
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The Spin-Off Doctors Monster Hunter

Wake us when it's over. -- Buy official Jimquisition merchandise from the Jimporium at thejimporium.com Follow Conrad at ConradZimmerman on Twitter and check out his Patreon (patreon.com/fistshark). You can also peruse his anti-capitalist propaganda at pinfultruth.com.
02/03/20221 hour 2 minutes 39 seconds
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Podquisition 374: Vampire Wine

A not-so-subtle blend. Games we played this week include: Nintendo Switch Sports (10:55) Infernax (17:10) Dying Light 2 (19:55) A Little to the Left (22:40) RoboQuest (26:35) Skul: The Hero Slayer (31:50) Pokémon Legends Arceus (38:30) Horizon: Forbidden West (39:10) Pinball Heroes (40:20) --- News things talked about in this episode: Activision Blizzard’s lawyers paint union members as “footloose and fancy free” (44:35) https://twitter.com/_TechJess/status/1496136624358494208 Accusations made against Activision Blizzard for union-busting practices at Raven Software (47:45) https://www.polygon.com/22939657/activision-blizzard-raven-software-union-nlrb-hearing Bobby Kotick has been covertly funding Republicans through businesses (53:35) https://www.nme.com/news/gaming-news/activision-blizzard-ceo-donated-to-republican-causes-3164956 Rainbow Six tournament in UAE, where homosexuality is illegal, is canceled (58:40) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2022-02-23-ubisoft-scraps-plans-
24/02/20221 hour 18 minutes 48 seconds
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Podquisition 373: Order of Operations

One, then two? Two, then one? Games we played this week include: Horizon: Forbidden West (2:55) Infernax (16:25) Dreamscaper (27:15) Pokémon Legends: Arceus (34:05) God of War (39:05) --- News things talked about in this episode: Microsoft suggests they’re only going to keep the good employees at Activision Blizzard (41:30) https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/microsoft-is-watching-activisions-execs-so-the-right-people-are-in-power-after-its-acquisition/ Roblox has a sexual content problem, along with being a predatory child labor engine (43:25) https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-60314572 Ubisoft isn’t doing a damn thing in terms of the demands of its workers (44:45) https://twitter.com/ABetterUbisoft/status/1493231476980293636 Team17’s NFT push has pushed employees to push back on company direction (50:15) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2022-02-14-team17-exec-promises-change-following-last-weeks-report Ubisoft internal discussion of NFT project got considerable negat
17/02/20221 hour 48 seconds
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Podquisition 372: The PS Vita Special

A tribute. Games we played this week include: Pokémon Legends: Arceus (14:10) Sifu (33:20) Silent Hill Book of Memories (39:10) Killzone Mercenaries (41:35) God of War Chains of Olympus (44:30) Unbound Saga (44:55) Unit 13 (45:55) --- News things talked about in this episode: Pokémon Legends Arceus sells 6.5m copies in a week, probably because it’s good (18:30) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2022-02-04-pokemon-legends-arceus-sells-6-5m-copies-in-seven-days Google rumored to be dropping Stadia, trying to shop its tech around (46:40) https://www.vg247.com/stadia-reportedly-deprioritized-inside-google-which-aims-to-secure-deals-under-google-stream-label Microsoft is rolling out the anti-trust defense propaganda, points cheeky fingers at Apple (50:15) https://blogs.microsoft.com/on-the-issues/2022/02/09/open-app-store-principles-activision-blizzard/ Ubisoft is licensing their characters to third-party NFT producers (56:44) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2022-02-09-ubisoft-rab
10/02/20221 hour 12 minutes 37 seconds
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Podquisition 371: Personal Best

Well, we almost made it. Games we played this week include: Pokémon Legends: Arceus (6:45) Pupperazzi (27:15) Bloodborne PSX (33:45) Terraria (42:50) Megaman Zero (44:20) --- News things talked about in this episode: Team 17 announces and abandons Worms NFTs in under 24 hours (48:14) https://www.pcgamer.com/overcooked-and-going-under-devs-revolt-against-publisher-team17s-nft-plans/ EA slowing its roll on NFTs (1:01:20) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2022-02-02-ea-seemingly-backtracks-from-earlier-nft-enthusiasm Troy Baker pulls out of his terrible NFT deal (1:03:10) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2022-01-31-troy-baker-u-turns-on-voice-nft-project Atari’s Loot Box NFTs are self-parody (1:05:15) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSQIdTE3Npo Sony set to acquire Bungie, leverage its live service experience (1:11:50) https://www.bungie.net/en/Explore/Detail/News/50988 https://www.vg247.com/sony-plans-to-release-10-live-service-games-by-2026 Techland very nicely asks players no
03/02/20221 hour 36 minutes 25 seconds
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Podquisition 370: A Classic Jinkies Scenario

Just find a damned ledge already. Games we played this week include: Pokémon Legends: Arceus (5:40) Gods Remastered (17:50) Labyrinth Legends (20:30) Pupperazzi (26:30) Dante’s Inferno (29:00) Super Star Path (35:45) --- News things talked about in this episode: Raven Studios QA are forming their union Game Workers Alliance, ignored by Activision Blizzard (39:45) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2022-01-26-raven-software-union-bid-pushes-on-despite-activision-blizzard-missing-deadline-to-respond Kotick demonstrates typical disrespect to employees in all-hands meeting on Microsoft merger (43:55) https://www.washingtonpost.com/video-games/2022/01/20/bobby-kotick-activision-blizzard-chat-layoffs/ The next three Call of Duty games reportedly have to come to PlayStation (47:05) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2022-01-26-next-three-call-of-duty-games-reportedly-heading-to-playstation-despite-microsoft-acquisition LEGO game developer TT Games reported to have harmful crunch culture
27/01/202251 minutes 1 second
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Podquisition 369: Proper Sausage

Have a meaty one. Games we played this week include: The Procession to Cavalry (18:00) Buck Up and Drive (26:35) Super Bomberman R (32:28) Galaga Plus (38:35) The Anacrusis (39:10) Anvil (40:25) Forza Horizon 5 (41:20) Halo Infinite (45:30) Deep Rock Galactic (49:05) Blaster Master Zero 2 (51:45) The Gunk (58:35) Shadowman Remastered (1:00:55) Into the Pit (1:01:50) Baldur’s Gate Dark Alliance (1:05:45) --- News things talked about in this episode: Microsoft to buy out Activision Blizzard (1:07:00) https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/xbox-is-reportedly-nearing-a-deal-to-buy-activision-blizzard/ Microsoft announces well-timed internal review of sexual harassment and gender discrimination (1:19:10) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2022-01-18-microsoft-to-review-its-sexual-harassment-and-gender-discrimination-policies Bobby Kotick’s golden parachute is predictably obscene (1:22:05) https://twitter.com/gamesbizuk/status/1483435864378290179 Kotick alleged to have attempted bury
20/01/20221 hour 51 minutes 5 seconds
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Podquisition 368: Uncomfortable Number Two

There are many barriers, even dangers, but we have no choice. Games we played this week include: Grim Valor (13:30) Terraria (18:30) Pokémon Brilliant Diamond (22:50) Uncanny Valley (27:45) Red Faction Guerilla (35:15) Shin Megami Tensei V (39:20) Breakneck City (42:30) --- News things talked about in this episode: LEGO puts Overwatch 2 release on hold (43:30) https://www.pcgamer.com/lego-halts-overwatch-2-set-while-it-re-evaluates-partnership-with-activision-blizzard/ Activision Blizzard claims they’re talking to Raven QA strikers, but… (48:30) https://twitter.com/RebelComicNerd/status/1479161800537034752 https://twitter.com/RebelComicNerd/status/1480673705391009794 Xbox relationship with Activision Blizzard has changed in light of allegations, won’t say how (56:30) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2022-01-11-xbox-has-changed-how-we-do-certain-things-with-activision-following-misconduct-reports Phil Spencer thinks cross-platform gaming should include cross-platform bans (1:02:
13/01/20221 hour 17 minutes 8 seconds
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Podquisition 367: Wetter Is Better

Time to get soaked. Games we played this week include: Super Mario 3D Land (7:10) The Pedestrian (15:30) The Short Games Collection #1 (19:40) Connection Rehaunted (25:45) Olija (29:50) Mini Trains (33:00) Tracks Toybox Edition (33:25) Flight Simulator (33:40) Aliens: Fireteam Elite (36:15) Mario Party Superstars (38:30) --- News things talked about in this episode: Women of Treyarch issue statement committing to better working conditions (41:15) https://twitter.com/Treyarch/status/1473355739246710785 Riot Games settling 2018 discrimination suit for $100 million, agrees to reforms (43:30) https://www.washingtonpost.com/video-games/2021/12/27/riot-discrimination-100-million-settlement/ Square Enix CEO issues patronizing letter regarding their blockchain plans (47:15) https://www.hd.square-enix.com/eng/news/2022/html/a_new_years_letter_from_the_president_2.html Ken Levine’s new game reportedly in development hell after nearly 8 years (54:05) https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/the-next-vid
06/01/20221 hour 2 minutes 33 seconds
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Podquisition 366: See You Next Year

Thank God it’s over. Games we played this week include: Aliens: Fireteam Elite (7:20) Earwax (13:45) Backbone (17:50) The Short Games Collection #1 (21:55) Bloodroots (31:40) Hot Wheels Unleashed (34:30) Dandy Ace (37:10) Lemnis Gate (39:40) Curse of the Dead Gods (44:00) --- Buy official Jimquisition merchandise from the Jimporium at thejimporium.com Find Laura at LauraKBuzz on Twitter, Twitch, YouTube, and Patreon. All her content goes on LauraKBuzz.com, and you can catch Access-Ability on YouTube every Friday. Follow Conrad at ConradZimmerman on Twitter and check out his Patreon (patreon.com/fistshark). You can also peruse his anti-capitalist propaganda at pinfultruth.com.
30/12/20211 hour 8 minutes 16 seconds
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Podquisition 365: The War on Christmas Special

Santa Claus is coming. Are you ready for him? Games we played this week include: The Artful Escape (7:00) Serious Sam 4 (14:01) Firegirl: Hack ‘n Splash Rescue (18:15) Nightmare Creatures (22:45) A Year of Spring (26:00) Hot Wheels Unleashed (29:00) Dodgeball Academia (35:10) Enter the Gungeon (36:10) --- News things talked about in this episode: Workers are leaving Ubisoft in droves. (37:30) https://www.axios.com/ubisoft-assassins-creed-great-resignation-aef86e61-75a8-4446-8ad6-f2c58bd0b730.html Ubisoft NFT program has not been a hit, but they’re committed. (41:00) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-12-20-ubisoft-appears-to-have-sold-a-grand-total-of-15-nfts https://decrypt.co/88880/after-backlash-ubisoft-calls-gaming-nfts-a-major-change-that-will-take-time Peter Molyneux, on the other hand, is raking it in. (46:00) https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/peter-molyneuxs-next-game-has-sold-40-million-in-nfts Bungie having its own bad work conditions moment, HR head resigns positi
23/12/20211 hour 4 minutes 20 seconds
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Podquisition 364: Sharp, Shiny and Small

Ouch! Games we played this week include: Solar Ash (7:00) Firegirl: Hack ‘n Splash Rescue (13:30) Loop Hero (23:30) Shovel Knight: Pocket Dungeon (33:00) Monster Rancher DX (40:20) Lawn Mowing Simulator (52:45) --- News things talked about in this episode: Support the A Better ABK Strike Fund (56:00) https://www.gofundme.com/f/abk-strike-fund Activision Blizzard trying to squash unionization effort with promises to do better (58:30) https://www.washingtonpost.com/video-games/2021/12/09/activision-union-strike-fund/ Twitch Boost feature is as useless as expected (1:08:55) https://kotaku.com/twitchs-pay-to-win-boost-feature-doesnt-actually-help-p-1848216696 Roblox growth and policies can endanger kids, not just exploit them (1:11:00) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-12-14-roblox-accused-of-being-unsafe-environment-for-children Peter Molyneux is also doing a blockchain thing (1:17:00) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-12-13-peter-molyneux-is-creating-a-blockchain-busin
16/12/20211 hour 25 minutes 24 seconds
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Podquisition 363: Ghosts of Flavor

Seltzer is nonsense. Games we played this week include: Pokémon Brilliant Diamond (10:55) Gunfire Reborn (15:35) Kill It With Fire (21:50) Dauntless (23:40) The Binding of Isaac: Repentance (27:30) Mindscanners (30:10) Paradise Lost (37:05) Space Warlord Organ Simulator (41:10) Lawn Mowing Simulator (45:35) Townscaper (46:50) --- News things talked about in this episode: Former Activision Blizzard employee comes forward in press conference (48:20) https://kotaku.com/sexually-harassed-activision-blizzard-employee-holds-pr-1848180146 Walkout staged at Raven software following QA layoffs (51:50) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-12-06-raven-software-employees-walk-out-following-layoffs-in-the-qa-team State treasurers getting involved in Activision Blizzard (56:35) https://www.axios.com/state-treasurers-pressure-activision-over-misconduct-352fe2e6-64d4-4f30-ba7e-39e0e13419de.html PlayStation exec fired after amateur pedophilia sting (1:00:05) https://www.cnet.com/tech/gaming
09/12/20211 hour 27 minutes 1 second
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Podquisition 362: The Saddest Animals

No, not gamers. Games we played this week include: Ender Lillies (14:30) Death’s Door (19:20) Pokémon Brilliant Diamond (24:30) Gunfire Reborn (33:00) Warlock of Firetop Mountain (38:30) --- News things talked about in this episode: GTA San Andreas gets remastered with fog to hide how it looks (44:45) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-11-30-gta-trilogy-san-andreas-adds-ground-fog-option-to-improve-visuals Activision Blizzard protest organizer leaves company, decries Kotick on way out (47:30) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-12-01-activision-blizzard-protest-organiser-leaving-company Nintendo’s gender equality in management is pretty bad (49:30) https://kotaku.com/less-than-5-percent-of-managers-at-nintendo-hq-are-wome-1848137143 Twitch to identify ban evaders with machine learning (57:00) https://safety.twitch.tv/s/safety-news/detail?language=en_US&post=Using-Machine-Learning-to-Curb-Ban-Evasion Sony patent emerges for mobile phone controller clamshell (1:01:00) ht
02/12/20211 hour 8 minutes 9 seconds
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Podquisition 361: Text of No Merit

Courtesy of Dwight J. Ingle Games we played this week include: Binding of Isaac: Repentance (10:35) Dead Estate (16:50) Death’s Door (19:00) Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks (23:05) NERF Legends (26:25) Bloodrayne Revamped (27:05) --- News things talked about in this episode: Exiting Activision Blizzard boss Jen Oneal offered equal pay after resigning (31:45) https://www.ign.com/articles/blizzard-jen-oneal-mike-ybarra-equal-pay-after-resignation All three console manufacturers distance themselves from Activision Blizzard (35:20) https://www.fanbyte.com/news/nintendo-issues-internal-response-to-activision-blizzard-reports/ https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-11-17/playstation-chief-criticizes-activision-response-to-allegations https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-11-18/xbox-chief-says-he-s-evaluating-relationship-with-activision Activision Blizzard employees petition for Kotick’s removal and stage walkout (41:50) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-11-19-more-tha
26/11/20211 hour 9 minutes 54 seconds
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Podquisition 360: Face the Music

On the Third Day, A New World Record, Out of the Blue. Games we played this week include: Grand Theft Auto Trilogy Definitive Edition (13:30) Halo Infinite (27:15) Kill It With Fire (33:20) Skyrim (40:15) Shin Megami Tensei V (44:20) Binding of Isaac: Repentance (48:40) Dead Estate (49:30) Pokémon Brilliant Diamond (55:45) --- News things talked about in this episode: Bobby Kotick knew about sexual assault years ago (1:00:20) https://www.wsj.com/articles/activision-videogames-bobby-kotick-sexual-misconduct-allegations-11637075680 Elder Scrolls V confirmed launching exclusively on Xbox/PC (1:12:20) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-11-15-xbox-boss-discusses-the-elder-scrolls-6-console-exclusivity Nintendo acknowledges JoyCon drift (1:12:50) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-11-15-doug-bowser-says-nintendo-are-making-continuous-improvements-to-joy-con-controllers Chip shortages delay Steam Deck (1:14:10) https://www.pcmag.com/news/valve-delays-steam-deck-launch-by-2-mon
18/11/20211 hour 22 minutes 22 seconds
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Podquisition 359: Obvious Comedy Discourse

Have we said something to offend you? Games we played this week include: Lost in Random (8:25) Inscryption (14:15) Forza Horizon 5 (22:50) Popeye (31:50) Animal Crossing: New Horizons (38:15) Dying Light (39:15) Resident Evil Revelations 1&2 (39:55) Dorfromantik (41:15) Binding of Isaac: Repentance (43:00) --- News things talked about in this episode: Ubisoft staff seek public support for better working conditions with petition (45:30) https://t.co/dqmQV96FOm EA wants to make NFT games too (48:00) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-11-04-ea-says-nfts-will-be-an-important-part-about-the-future-of-our-industry Nintendo can’t stop leaking games (58:05) https://kotaku.com/pokemon-brilliant-diamond-and-shining-pearl-leak-early-1848012271 --- Buy official Jimquisition merchandise from the Jimporium at thejimporium.com Find Laura at LauraKBuzz on Twitter, Twitch, YouTube, and Patreon. All her content goes on LauraKBuzz.com, and you can catch Access-Ability on YouTube every Friday.
11/11/20211 hour 7 minutes 59 seconds
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Podquisition 358: Moral High Ground

The time has come. Games we played this week include: Happy Game (14:05) Unpacking (18:25) What the Golf (22:20) Lady in a Leotard with a Gun (26:00) Netflix Games on Android (33:50) Inscryption (38:10) MARS (41:10) Head Over Heels (47:50) Moon (49:10) --- News things talked about in this episode: Actiblizz commits to some changes that ABK were pushing for (54:00) https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/28/technology/activision-blizzard-diversity-workplace.html Bobby Kotick takes a PR pay cut (56:25) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-10-28-activision-blizzard-boss-bobby-kotick-asks-for-huge-pay-cut-until-company-woes-sorted Valve isn’t allowing NFTs on Steam (59:15) https://www.nme.com/news/gaming-news/steam-is-removing-nft-games-from-the-platform-3071694 Ubisoft commits to contribute to global ruin with blockchain games (1:00:20) https://www.gameinformer.com/2021/11/01/ubisoft-reveals-plans-to-develop-blockchain-games-and-nfts Facebook rolling back account login requirement for
04/11/20211 hour 15 minutes 45 seconds
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Podquisition 357: Spook Central

The horror is real (and somewhat itchy). Games we played this week include: Nuclear Blaze (3:15) Inscryption (7:30) Guardians of the Galaxy (13:20) Zombies Ate My Neighbors! (22:30) The Wine (26:30) Legend of the Mystical Ninja (29:30) Hentai vs Evil (31:00) Crysis 2 (32:30) --- News things talked about in this episode: Resident Evil VR doesn’t account for people with boobs (34:00) https://www.reddit.com/r/OculusQuest/comments/qd8zbf/chest_items_a_practice_in_boob_punch/ Judge in sexual harassment lawsuit against Activision Blizzard denies move to pause proceedings (37:30) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-10-25-judge-rejects-activision-blizzards-attempt-to-pause-california-sexual-harassment-lawsuit Activision Blizzard skipping Blizzconline, conveniently avoiding uncomfortable questions (39.15) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-10-26-next-years-blizzconline-on-pause-as-activision-blizzard-looks-to-reimagine-event Warner Bros reportedly working on crossover fighter(40
28/10/202157 minutes 9 seconds
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Podquisition 356: The Moon Goddess Strikes Back

Can we interest you in a chalice? Games we played this week include: The Good Life (12:45) Back 4 Blood (19:30) World War Z Aftermath (21:35) Lego City Underground (24:15) Tanuki Sunset (32:40) Dusk (43:20) Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes (46:15) Nuclear Blaze (52:20) --- News things talked about in this episode: Twitch addresses contents of their massive leak (58:10) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-10-07-twitch-confirms-data-exposed-in-major-leak Twitch also had a do not ban list (1:00:00) https://kotaku.com/report-yes-twitch-once-had-a-do-not-ban-list-1847884492 Mercury Steam not crediting former staff for work on Metroid Dread (1:03:40) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-10-14-mercurysteam-responds-to-complaints-some-metroid-dread-devs-were-left-out-of-credits FIFA 22 pitch line feature causing issues for visually impaired players (1:08:30) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-10-19-fifa-22s-customisable-pitch-lines-are-causing-an-accessibility-problem
21/10/20211 hour 33 minutes 48 seconds
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Podquisition 355: You're Toast!

Yes, you, specifically. Games we played this week include: Rallyallyally (5:45) Morse (8:05) Neuronet: Mendax Proxy (9:45) Back 4 Blood (11:50) Paper Trail (16:00) D*Fuzed (17:50) You Suck at Parking (19:55) Fantasian (23:45) Grindstone (26:40) Metroid Dread (31:50) --- News things talked about in this episode: EA exec confronted regarding loot boxes in FIFA interview, uses weasel words. (43:00) https://www.eurogamer.net/amp/2021-10-05-the-big-interview-ea-fifa-and-loot-boxes Twitch leak exposes years-long security flaws (46:45) https://www.theverge.com/2021/10/7/22714160/twitch-hack-security-data-breach-problems Microsoft investigating alternate approaches to “right to repair” (49:30) https://www.vg247.com/microsoft-xbox-right-to-repair-consoles Conflict over Activision EEOC settlement could destroy California labor lawsuit (54:30) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-10-12-latest-activision-blizzard-legal-twist-sees-californias-recent-usd18m-objection-questioned Ubisoft emp
14/10/20211 hour 17 minutes 46 seconds
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Podquisition 354: Leprechaun Lore

Gold provides many powers. Games we played this week include: Flynn: Son of Crimson (6:45) Nightmare on Elm St (9:05) Nier Reincarnation (13:30) Unsighted (18:10) ZombieRollerz (27:45) Missing Orpheus (30:00) Monster Train (32:10) Mighty Goose (37:20) Alan Wake Remastered (39:45) Super Monkey Ball Banana Blitz (42:25) --- News things talked about in this episode: Twitch testing paid boost feature (44:45) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-10-04-twitch-testing-new-paid-boost-feature Twitch source code leaked online (48:40) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-10-06-twitch-source-code-leaked-by-anonymous-hacker Sony adds game trials to PS5, starting when download begins (1:00:30) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-10-02-sony-adds-game-trials-feature-to-ps5 Sony buys Bluepoint, will shift studio focus to new products (1:01:50) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-09-30-sony-buys-demons-souls-remake-developer-bluepoint-games Bloomberg reports on 4K Switch dev kits, N
07/10/20211 hour 9 minutes 59 seconds
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Podquisition 353: Lonely and Horny

But what else is new? Games we played this week include: Kena: Bridge of Spirits (6:40) Flynn: Son of Crimson (8:40) Deltarune (10:00) Deathloop (20:00) Dandy Ace (24:00) Eastward (33:15) Skatebird (37:00) Toem (39:20) --- News things talked about in this episode: Activision quickly settles federal labor lawsuit, denies wrongdoing again (41:10) https://twitter.com/Kellen_Browning/status/1442635053469556745?s=20 https://twitter.com/Kellen_Browning/status/1442670747487408134?s=20 Netflix buys Oxenfree developer to make Netflix games (45:00) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-09-29-netflix-acquires-oxenfree-developer-night-school-studio Illumination’s Mario Bros movie gets cast (48:40) https://variety.com/2021/film/news/super-mario-bros-movie-cast-chris-pratt-1235072946/ Twitch reportedly working on features to prevent hate raids (58:30) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-09-27-twitch-reporting-launching-new-security-tools-to-combat-hate-raiding Twitch partnering with War
30/09/20211 hour 26 minutes 24 seconds
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Podquisition 352: Fantacast

What could these mystery flavors be? Games we played this week include: Kena: Bridge of Spirits (19:10) Flynn: Son of Crimson (23:55) Castlevania: Grimoire of Souls (26:20) Zen Pinball (31:00) Skatebird (34:00) Wasted (40:05) Deltarune (44:40) Croc (48:50) --- News things talked about in this episode: Bugsnax / Octodad developer moves all staff to four day work week (49:20) https://www.axios.com/bugsnax-developer-four-day-workweeks-9dbea139-cda0-4c93-83ca-d921e3eecd7b.html Judgment delivered in Epic v Apple suit (51:20) https://www.theverge.com/platform/amp/2021/9/10/22662320/epic-apple-ruling-injunction-judge-court-app-store https://twitter.com/stephentotilo/status/1437129077111074824 Twitch brings suit against hate raid coordinators despite knowing little about them (53:10) https://kotaku.com/twitch-sues-hate-raid-organizers-1847653161 Former Tripwire CEO does swift rebrand after resigning in disgrace (58:00) https://twitter.com/Gameonysus/status/1436805531633475584 Konami wan
23/09/20211 hour 11 minutes 54 seconds
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Podquisition 351: Polyquisition

Love is in the air (and on all the surfaces) --- Go check out Laura’s wife Jane at twitch.tv/janeiac or support her at patreon.com/StonedMonkeyRadio The links to her Twitter and Facebook, as well as all her work, including Podcasts, Livestreams, YouTube, Soundcloud, Spotify, Blog posts, T shirts with a spookkake ghost and more can be found at streamerlinks.com/Janeiac Buy official Jimquisition merchandise from the Jimporium at thejimporium.com Find Laura at LauraKBuzz on Twitter, Twitch, YouTube, and Patreon. All her content goes on LauraKBuzz.com, and you can catch Access-Ability on YouTube every Friday. Follow Conrad at ConradZimmerman on Twitter and check out his Patreon (patreon.com/fistshark). You can also peruse his anti-capitalist propaganda at pinfultruth.com.
16/09/20211 hour 14 minutes 13 seconds
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Podquisition 350: Dolla Dolla Bills

Chase that paper. Games we played this week include: Totally legal games (9:00) Encased (21:25) House of Ashes Demo (24:10) Apocalypse (31:15) Wasteland Golf Club (36:45) Life is Strange: True Colours (43:10) The Medium (48:20) No More Heroes 3 (49:45) --- News things talked about in this episode: Tripwire CEO steps down after expressing support for Texas abortion ban (51:55) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-09-06-developers-distance-themselves-from-publisher-tripwire-after-boss-says-hes-proud-draconian-texas-anti-abortion-law-allowed-to-stand https://www.tripwireinteractive.com/#/news/tripwire-appoints-new-interim-ceo-alan-wilson Paradox Interactive employees allege mistreatment in survey (59:15) https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-09-06-employee-survey-at-paradox-interactive-alleges-gender-discrimination-and-mistreatment Sony backpedals on PS5 upgrade fee for Horizon Forbidden West, but such fees are the future (1:01:15) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-09-
09/09/20211 hour 17 minutes 16 seconds
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Podquisition 349: Well-Rested and Refreshed

Oh, you’ve got a new podcast to listen to? Must be fucking nice. Games we played this week include: Psychonauts 2 (6:00) Rustler (15:00) No More Heroes 3 (22:10) Aliens: Fireteam Elite (30:45) Lake (32:25) --- News things talked about in this episode: Unity employees are concerned about the company’s defense department contract work (34.15) https://www.vice.com/en/article/y3d4jy/unity-workers-question-company-ethics-as-it-expands-from-video-games-to-war EA exec claims toxic environments are ‘inevitable’ in large publishers (44:15) https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/ea-exec-says-toxic-environments-are-inevitable-inside-large-publishers-but-you-have-to-take-action/ CD Projekt Red hires CyberPunk 2077 modders (47:55) https://kotaku.com/kickass-cyberpunk-2077-modders-become-cd-projekt-red-de-1847590961 Apple will now let alternate payment systems be offered, but not through the App Store (49:40) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-08-27-apple-settles-lawsuit-to-let-develope
03/09/20211 hour 7 minutes 31 seconds
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Podquisition 348: Educated in the Arts

We are cultured, worldly sophisticates. Games we played this week include: Road 96 (9:30) The Ascent (14:30) Aliens: Fireteam Elite (17:20) Twelve Minutes (23:55) Psychonauts 2 (29:25) Train Simulator (37:50) --- News things talked about in this episode: Roblox exploits child labor for profit (39:15) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gXlauRB1EQ State of California expands suit, claims Activision may have destroyed evidence of abuse (44:30) https://www.axios.com/activision-blizzard-lawsuit-temporary-workers-4a8fa284-a003-4c56-819c-43c7c2d3f3ca.html Electronic Arts is releasing patents on accessibility features (49:20) https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-08-23-ea-shares-five-innovations-via-accessibility-patent-pledge-wants-other-devs-to-do-the-same The market for retro games might be as full of fraud as every speculative market that came before. (53:25) https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/report-alleges-auction-and-grading-fraud-is-behind-recent-surge-in-retro-game-pri
26/08/20211 hour 14 minutes 2 seconds
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Podquisition 347: Shrimp Are Perfect

But disrespect the Moon Goddess at your peril. Games we played this week include: Road 96 (6:20) The Ascent (12:15) Boyfriend Dungeon (19:40) Back 4 Blood beta (26:15) Button City (30:25) Dodgeball Academia (33:00) Vampyr (36:15) Garden Story (37:10) Fortnite: Impostors (42:10) --- News things talked about in this episode: Among Us devs speak out about Fortnite's controversial Impostors mode (45:15) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-08-18-among-us-devs-speak-out-about-fortnites-controversial-impostors-mode Riot misled staff about their right to speak out on harassment and discrimination, California says (49:00) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-08-17-riot-misled-staff-about-their-right-to-speak-out-about-harassment-and-discrimination-state-of-california-says Activision Blizzard accused of routinely deadnaming trans staff (43:05) https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2021/08/13/activision-blizzard-trans-deadnamed/ Watchdog launches investigation into Ubisoft Singapore over allege
19/08/20211 hour 3 minutes
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Podquisition 346: You’ve Got Questions

A week of listener questions because we love you. -- Buy official Jimquisition merchandise from the Jimporium at thejimporium.com Find Laura at LauraKBuzz on Twitter, Twitch, YouTube, and Patreon. All her content goes on LauraKBuzz.com, and you can catch Access-Ability on YouTube every Friday. Follow Conrad at ConradZimmerman on Twitter and check out his Patreon (patreon.com/fistshark). You can also peruse his anti-capitalist propaganda at pinfultruth.com.
12/08/20211 hour 6 minutes 55 seconds
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Podquisition 345: Give Us A Boost, Would Ya?

But for God’s sake, wash your filthy hands. Games we played this week include: The Great Ragtime Show (8:35) Cooking Mama Cookstar (16:45) The Evil Within 2 (23:30) Train Simulator (30:10) Castle Crashers (32:50) Samurai Warriors 5 (34:55) Neo: The World Ends With You (41:30) News things talked about in this episode: More Activision/Blizzard, More Problems (37:30) https://www.vice.com/amp/en/article/7kvm8g/activision-it-worker-secretly-filmed-colleagues-in-office-bathroom https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-07-31-more-activision-blizzard-allegations-emerge-as-former-dev-calls-for-industry-unionisation https://kotaku.com/activistion-blizzard-faces-second-lawsuit-over-first-la-1847415904 https://kotaku.com/blizzard-president-j-allen-brack-is-stepping-down-1847412696 https://kotaku.com/what-really-happened-at-that-blizzcon-panel-according-1847408469 But we haven’t forgotten about Ubisoft (53:40) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-07-28-ubisoft-employees-sign-open-letter-slamm
05/08/20211 hour 6 minutes 51 seconds
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Podquisition 344: We Demand Applause

Because apparently that’s a thing that just works. Games we played this week include: Pure Maiden Captures Uncle (0:30) Pokémon Unite (10:45) Mini Motorways (16:30) Microsoft Flight Sim (19:20) Samurai Warriors 5 (21:50) Spelunky 2 (31:30) Cooking Mama Cookstar (32:05) Silent Hill (35:30) News things talked about in this episode: California files suit against Activision for discrimination (37:30) https://news.bloomberglaw.com/daily-labor-report/activision-blizzard-sued-by-california-over-frat-boy-culture https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-07-26/activision-blizzard-staff-sign-petition-supporting-labor-lawsuit https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-07-28-activision-blizzard-boss-bobby-kotick-tells-staff-companys-initial-response-to-discrimination-lawsuit-was-tone-deaf -- Buy official Jimquisition merchandise from the Jimporium at thejimporium.com Find Laura at LauraKBuzz on Twitter, Twitch, YouTube, and Patreon. All her content goes on LauraKBuzz.com, and you can catch Ac
29/07/20211 hour 7 minutes 31 seconds
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Podquisition 343: Checking In

We never just ask how you’re doing. Games we played this week include: SNKRX (3:20) Pokémon Unite (6:05) Scarlet Nexus (20:00) Offworld Trading Company (23:40) Pairanormal (26:10) Greedfall (30:20) Geometry Arena (32:30) The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword HD (38:20) News things talked about in this episode: Ubisoft sued by French game workers union for institutional sexual harassment (42:15) https://www.pcgamer.com/french-game-workers-union-sues-ubisoft-for-institutional-sexual-harassment/ Ukranian warehouse full of PS4s used to farm FIFA game currency (46:15) https://www.engadget.com/ps4-farm-fifa-ultimate-team-accounts-cryptocurrency-182654013.html Valve announces handheld Steam Deck gaming devices (48:40) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-2021-valve-steam-deck-spec-analysis Prototype designs for Wii remotes dredged from last year’s Nintendo leak (53:50) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-07-21-nintendo-leak-reveals-early-wii-remote-ideas Hackers allege the
22/07/20211 hour 1 minute 4 seconds
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Podquisition 342: The Gays Can Do Whatever They Want

Rules are rules. Games we played this week include: Mundaun (12:30) SNKRX (17:20) Myst: VR Edition (21:40) Scarlet Nexus (25:00) Rising Hell (33:30) There is No Game: Wrong Dimension (37:50) News things talked about in this episode: Resident Evil Village PC port performance issues linked to DRM (8:10) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXZGCwAJpbM Ubisoft is concerned they might have problems hiring and keeping talent (38:55) https://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/384905/Ubisoft_worried_inappropriate_behavior_could_hurt_staff_hiring_and_retention.php Tencent gets patent on digital goods inheritance (45:50) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-07-14-tencent-obtains-patent-for-digital-asset-inheritance Microsoft adds spending limit controls for child accounts (51:35) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-07-14-xbox-app-now-lets-you-set-spending-limits-for-child-accounts Kojima doesn’t like the “Director’s Cut” subtitle for Death Stranding (54:25) https://twitter.com/HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN
15/07/20211 hour 5 minutes 22 seconds
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Podquisition 341: Professional Unwrappers

If we go missing, check under the piles of Skeleton Warriors cards. Games we played this week include: Doki Doki Literature Club Plus (11:20) Fury Unleashed (19:40) Rising Hell (22:15) Scarlet Nexus (25:20) Terminator Resistance (34:20) News things talked about in this episode: Ubisoft making live service Assassin’s Creed, installs alleged abusers to run project (38:55) https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-07-07/assassin-s-creed-infinity-to-offer-live-online-game-service Switch revision announced without rumored 4K upscaling (47:35) https://www.thegamer.com/switch-oled-model-dock/ More reports from indie developers on challenges of working with Sony (56:05) https://www.pushsquare.com/news/2021/07/report_how_playstation_is_failing_indie_developers Tencent deploying facial recognition to limit unsupervised children’s game time in China (59:45) https://uk.pcmag.com/games/134366/tencent-will-use-facial-recognition-in-china-to-prevent-late-night-gaming-sessions -- Find Laura
08/07/20211 hour 8 minutes 2 seconds
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Podquisition 340: Let’s Get Physical

Yes, the pinball thing is still very much a thing. Games we played this week include: Doki Doki Literature Club Plus (6:10) Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance (12:50) Chicory (16:00) Fury Unleashed (21:40) FF7 Remake (27:20) Neo: The World Ends With You (33:20) Skul: The Hero Slayer (38:00) Mario Golf Super Rush (45:40) Going Under (48:55) Monster Hunter Stories 2 (51:40) Sky: Children of the Light (52:35) Life in the Crow House with Jonathan (1:08:00) (https://dtersegno.itch.io/life-in-the-crow-house) News things talked about in this episode: Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2 military simulation event did a bit of a racism (57:00) https://www.thegamer.com/sniper-ghost-warrior-contracts-2-press-event-military-training-experience-arab-middle-east/ https://twitter.com/CIGamesOfficial/status/1408023427664027653 Indie publisher bemoans fees and process allegedly imposed by PS Store (1:01:35) https://www.thegamer.com/sony-charging-devs-200k-placement-PlayStation-store/ Chris Avellone sui
01/07/20211 hour 13 minutes 54 seconds
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The Spin-Off Doctors: Mortal Kombat (2021)

Get over here and listen to this nonsense!
30/06/20211 hour 8 minutes 11 seconds
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Podquisition 339: Dangers of Vending Machine Proximity

This podcast is not brought to you by Snapple (yet; call us). Games we played this week include: EDF World Brothers (17:00) FF7 Remake Intergrade (32:15) Flower (39:40) Infamous: Second Son (41:50) News things talked about in this episode: Marvel's Avengers bug displayed users’ IP addresses on screen while playing. (47:30) https://www.polygon.com/22545442/marvels-avengers-bug-ip-address-cosmic-cube-update Developer of Abandoned pleads with people to believe he’s not Hideo Kojima. (51:35) https://www.pushsquare.com/news/2021/06/abandoned_dev_appears_on_camera_to_denounce_silent_hill_hideo_kojima_speculation Bobby Kotick gets $155m pay package approved by shareholders.(1:04:10) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-06-22-activision-blizzard-boss-bobby-koticks-usd155m-pay-package-approved-by-shareholders Among Us devs talk about the consequences of their surprise success. (1:07:40) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-06-20-among-us-devs-admit-they-felt-burnt-out-and-overwhelme
24/06/20211 hour 23 minutes 38 seconds
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Podquisition 338: A Town Called Voorhees

Unlike E3, these people know how to set appropriate expectations. Games we played this week include: Skatebird (15:30) Final Fantasy Origin (19:15) Tunic (26:00) Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart (29:40) Earth Defense Force: World Brothers (37:15) Umarangi Generation (49:00) Going Under (51:05) Button City (54:10) Unbeatable (54:40) News things talked about in this episode: Cyberpunk returning to PSN, Sony suggests not buying the base PS4 version (1:10:25) https://www.gamesradar.com/cyberpunk-2077-returning-to-playstation-store-next-week-but-sony-says-ps4-problems-persist/ Ubisoft continues to be shit, but didn’t show Beyond Good & Evil for once. (1:11:45) Debate sparked by announcements of physical-only game releases (1:17:55) https://www.videogameschronicle.com/features/opinion/new-limited-physical-release-announcements-set-a-worrying-precedent/ -- Find Laura at LauraKBuzz on Twitter, Twitch, YouTube, and Patreon. All her content goes on LauraKBuzz.com, and you can catch Access-Abi
17/06/20211 hour 35 minutes 25 seconds
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Podquisition 337: Pinball Justice

Not the ball draining we signed up for. Games we played this week include: KeyWe (13:00) Crue Ball (20:25) Demon’s Tilt (24:00) Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart (26:40) Virtual Pinball (39:25) Yoku’s Island Express (41:00) World’s End Club (42:30) Kung-Fu Kickball (43:05) Backbone (44:40) News things talked about in this episode: David Cage reportedly throws tantrum in court (49:30) https://twitter.com/BobToasters/status/1400478443326816263 Injustice 2 Mobile rewarded beating up bi-sexual character for Pride Month (57:35) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-06-04-injustice-2-mobile-dev-apologises-for-pride-event-that-challenged-players-to-beat-up-a-queer-woman The E3 Media Portal set up by ESA assumes everyone is male (1:01:30) https://twitter.com/KonaYMA6/status/1402294951816404999 Ubisoft to offer remote work options for some positions (1:07:20) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-06-09-ubisoft-moving-to-hybrid-approach-to-working-from-home Playdate portable gaming consol
10/06/20211 hour 19 minutes 19 seconds
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Podquisition 336: Moon Goddess

Bask in the glow of her power. Games we played this week include: Necromunda: Hired Gun (17:20) Knockout City (32:10) BioMutant (36:50) Ghosts n Goblins Resurrection (44:10) The Wild at Heart (51:15) Fortnite (54:10) Maneater (58:10) Mass Effect 3 (59:25) West of Dead (1:03:10) News things talked about in this episode: Ubisoft actually acknowledges political themes exist in Far Cry 6 (1:08:40) https://news.ubisoft.com/en-us/article/jzZzBMLk8k4XAWgNpXfju/the-politics-of-far-cry-6 Borderlands 3 crossplay will not include PlayStation (1:11:40) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-05-27-randy-pitchford-blames-playstation-after-borderlands-3-crossplay-blocked EA made $1.62bn from Ultimate Team in its last financial year (1:15:30) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-05-27-ea-made-usd1-62bn-from-ultimate-team-in-its-last-financial-year Women now own more than 40% of PlayStation consoles (1:14:15) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-05-27-theres-loads-of-interesting-playstati
03/06/20211 hour 20 minutes 19 seconds
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Podquisition 335: Epilatastic

Oh, you thought we were done with skin care? Games we played this week include: Psychonauts (6:15) BioMutant (8:00) Mass Effect 2 (28:10) Dark Pictures Anthology - House of Ashes (35:30) News things talked about in this episode: Ubisoft makes wild claims regarding improvements to company culture (41:40) https://news.ubisoft.com/en-gb/article/6eNE6mnqcXT2qWS2vFWpZV/a-year-of-change-at-ubisoft Hackers get transphobic error messages into Little Big Planet (50:15) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-05-22-sony-disables-littlebigplanet-servers-due-to-the-severity-of-the-recent-attacks Twitch introducing additional identity tags (53:00) https://blog.twitch.tv/en/2021/05/26/celebrate-yourself-and-your-community-with-350-new-tags/ Derided Gucci branded content for Roblox nonetheless explodes in resale value (59:20) https://www.polygon.com/22446454/gucci-garden-experience-roblox-purses-ugc-price-marketplace Roblox rebrands as “not a game” in wake of Epic v. Apple lawsuit https://devf
27/05/20211 hour 11 minutes 24 seconds
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The Spin-Off Doctors: In The Name Of The King 3: The Last Mission

The last Uwe Boll film left to do before we can move onto some hopefully better flicks, In the Name of the King 3: The Last Mission is aptly named. It's also fittingly horrid.
25/05/202149 minutes 16 seconds
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Podquisition 334: Covered in Gamer Goo

Do not attempt the stunts performed on this show in your own home. Games we played this week include: Resident Evil Village (13:45) Mass Effect Legendary Edition (22:20) Monster Sanctuary (32:00) Dragon Quest Builders 2 (34:00) The Outer Worlds (35:30) Pine (41:15) News things talked about in this episode: Ubisoft still hasn’t addressed the system of abuse at their studios (45:15) https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-05-18-ubisoft-has-reportedly-made-minimal-changes-following-abuse-allegations Ubisoft also has a bad art contest you shouldn’t enter (52:20) https://www.thegamer.com/assassins-creed-valhalla-tattoo-competition-ubisoft-spec-work/ Unused Lady Dimitrescu voice file found to be very hot (56:25) https://www.thegamer.com/cut-lady-dimitrescu-voice-line-good-girl/ Epic v Apple devolves to porno finger-pointing (57:45) https://twitter.com/thedextriarchy/status/1394701570080743427 Redacted testimony points to Xbox Game Pass coming to Switch (1:01:45) https://twitter.co
20/05/20211 hour 8 minutes 12 seconds
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Podquisition 333: Ask Not For Whom the Bell Dongs

It dongs for thee. Games we played this week include: Resident Evil Village (05:15) Dragon Quest Builders 2 (19:00) Train Simulator (31:10) Bunny Bunny Dig Dig (33:30) Wind Waker HD (36:50) World’s End Club (43:00) Dex (48:00) Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion (51:45) News things talked about in this episode: Is it porn for this banana to be naked? (56:00) https://twitter.com/thedextriarchy/status/1391782615909273600 Returnal update corrupted saves, people who downloaded asked not to play (1:01:50) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-05-07-returnal-reinstating-pre-rollback-fixes-in-new-patch-tomorrow Humble Bundle brings back charity sliders... for now (1:03:50) https://blog.humblebundle.com/2021/05/05/an-update-on-bundle-sliders/ Ubisoft pivoting towards more free to play titles (1:06:15) https://www.vg247.com/2021/05/12/ubisoft-free-to-play-strategy/ Epic pushed for Microsoft to drop Xbox live requirement for F2P games (1:10:30) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-05-05-e
13/05/20211 hour 19 minutes 27 seconds
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Podquisition 332: Moldy Singlets

Not to be confused with Microsoft and their exceptional line of products. Games we played this week include: Before I Forget (07:40) Cadillacs & Dinosaurs (19:45) Pokémon Snap (21:45) Undermine (28:25) Returnal (33:45) Disc Creatures (45:20) Tin Star (48:40) News things talked about in this episode: Epic v Apple court proceedings begin (50:30) https://twitter.com/thedextriarchy/status/1389595740519940101 Epic data on user-acquisition costs related to “free” game distribution leaked (1:02:20) https://www.pcgamer.com/epic-spent-more-than-dollar11m-on-free-games-in-the-first-nine-months-of-giveaways/ Info on quite how huge financially Fortnite has been (1:06:30) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-05-04-fortnite-earned-usd9bn-in-two-years How much Epic paid for six months of Borderlands 3 exclusivity (1:07:05) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-05-04-epics-fully-loaded-borderlands-3-deal-cost-usd146m-for-six-months-of-pc-exclusivity Sony agreed to cross-play when it could
06/05/20211 hour 34 minutes 47 seconds
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Podquisition 331: Babygirl Boots

On the march and looking fab. Games we played this week include: PHOGS! (10:55) Ballistic Ecks vs Sever (18:35) Congo The Movie: Secret of Zinj (20:25) The Longing (24:20) Pathway (29:20) Steven Seagal is the Final Option (31:50) Road Runner Death Valley Rally (35:50) Train Simulator (39:00) Hypnospace Outlaw (42:00) The Nightmare Before Christmas: The Pumpkin King (46:00) Judgment (49:55) Miitopia (53:15) News things talked about in this episode: Humble Bundle is significantly changing its revenue split system (1:01:10) https://blog.humblebundle.com/2021/04/23/a-note-about-sliders-and-our-bundle-pages/ Pokémon Go introduces sponsored branding balloons (1:08:10) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-04-27-pokemon-go-will-now-occasionally-float-sponsored-gifts-in-hot-air-balloons-around-your-screen First Monster Hunter Rise update adds price tag to character cosmetic changes (1:10:50) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-04-27-monster-hunter-rises-first-big-update-lands-tomo
29/04/20211 hour 28 minutes 26 seconds
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Podquisition 330: Anterior Logic

Assess advantages afforded our arthropod associates Games we played this week include: Portal Reloaded (5:30) Disco Elysium: The Final Cut (13:30) Later Alligator (18:15) PS3 Emulation (22:35) Princess Farmer (30:10) Narita Boy (36:00) Resident Evil Village Demo (38:55) The Longing (41:35) News things talked about in this episode: LEGO Luigi teased in emotionally manipulative manner (49:40) https://www.ign.com/articles/lego-mario-firmware-update-makes-him-start-calling-for-luigi Nintendo suing a modder coincidentally named Bowser. (54:45) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-04-17-nintendo-suing-switch-hacker-gary-bowser Sony does a U-Turn on closing down the PS3 and Vita stores (56:15) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-04-19-playstation-u-turns-on-playstation-3-and-vita-store-shutdowns Troll fabricates story about Path of Exile ban, claims it was an academic demonstration (1:00:40) https://www.pcgamer.com/how-a-reckless-lie-caused-huge-internet-drama-for-path-of-exiles
22/04/20211 hour 18 minutes 19 seconds
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Podquisition 329: The Legend of F*ck*ss Jones

Push your way into the depths of our bottomless lore Games we played this week include: Say No! More (9:15) Outriders (26:30) Adios (31:20) It Takes Two (35:20) Monster Hunter Rise (40:00) Balan Wonderworld (41:45) Narita Boy (51:15) Rain on Your Parade (52:55) Pac-Man 99 (58:45) Helltakers (1:00:55) Twerk Hero (1:02:30) Train Simulator (1:05:00) News things talked about in this episode: Nintendo doesn't want you to see unlicensed Bowser Dong (1:16:00) https://www.dailydot.com/irl/bowser-penis-patreon-nintendo/ Sony reportedly putting all its eggs in its biggest baskets (1:16:50) https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-04-09/sony-s-obsession-with-blockbusters-is-stirring-unrest-within-playstation-empire Meanwhile, Nintendo emphasizes an increased focus on new properties (1:17:40) https://www.gamesradar.com/uk/nintendo-to-focus-on-creating-original-games-according-to-its-president/ Bigotry sliders are the future (1:19:35) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-04-08-intels-
15/04/20211 hour 27 minutes 20 seconds
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Podquisition 328: Scratch ‘n Self-Improvement

Smell your way to a better life. Games we played this week include: UnderMine (9:30) Outriders (15:15) Cooking Mama: Cookstar PS4 (21:20) Gato Roboto (28:00) Disco Elysium: Final Cut (34:30) Monster Hunter Rise (36:50) Narita Boy (43:10) Oddworld: Soulstorm (47:00) News things talked about in this episode: Pokémon Go's Flower Happinny event more evidence the game is 100% lootboxes (50:00) Pac-Man 99 continues trend of Battle Royaling legacy properties (54:00) https://www.polygon.com/22371536/pac-man-99-battle-royale-nintendo-switch-online-exclusive-release-date Yet another study links loot boxes and gambling (57:00) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-04-03-link-between-loot-boxes-and-problem-gambling-robustly-verified Brazil is looking to ban lootboxes in video games as harmful gambling (1:04:50) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-04-07-brazilian-authorities-to-investigate-loot-boxes -- Find Laura at LauraKBuzz on Twitter, Twitch, YouTube, and Patreon. All her content g
08/04/20211 hour 13 minutes 30 seconds
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Podquisition 327: On the Bleeding Edge

No, we haven’t lost touch with the culture and are now desperately scrabbling for relevance. Why do you ask? Games we played this week include: Loop Hero (7:00) Nova Drift (15:15) Monster Hunter Rise (20:00) The Creature in the Well (34:15) UnderMine (34:45) News things talked about in this episode: Cooking Mama Cookstar comes to PS4 despite license issues (40:35) CDPR doing parallel AAA development, promises things (49:30) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-03-30-cyberpunk-2077-developer-cd-projekt-red-moving-to-develop-multiple-aaa-projects-at-same-time Balan Wonderworld unpatched version contains epilepsy trigger bug (52:15) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-03-26-square-enix-warns-players-to-patch-balan-wonderworld-to-avoid-epilepsy-trigger -- Find Laura at LauraKBuzz on Twitter, Twitch, YouTube, and Patreon. All her content goes on LauraKBuzz.com, and you can catch Access-Ability on YouTube every Friday. Follow Conrad at ConradZimmerman on Twitter and check out hi
01/04/202156 minutes 38 seconds
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Podquisition 326: Much Mince

How do you solve the problem? Games we played this week include: Fall Guys Season 4 (7:30) UnderMine (13:40) Taishogun Rise Of Emperor (20:30) Loop Hero (30:30) Apocalypse (37:00) Skeleton Warriors (41:40) Genshin Impact (47:00) News things talked about in this episode: Bobby Kotick getting $200m bonus while laying off hundreds again (50:10) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-03-20-as-activision-blizzard-boss-bobby-kotick-is-poised-to-earn-a-bonus-worth-millions-of-dollars-staff-brace-themselves-for-layoffs-across-europe Spider-Man content for Marvel’s Avengers still months away (55:00) https://www.ign.com/articles/marvels-avengers-spider-man-ps5-ps4-exclusive-not-before-summer -- Find Laura at LauraKBuzz on Twitter, Twitch, YouTube, and Patreon. All her content goes on LauraKBuzz.com, and you can catch Access-Ability on YouTube every Friday. Follow Conrad at ConradZimmerman on Twitter and check out his Patreon (patreon.com/fistshark). You can also peruse his anti-capitalis
25/03/20211 hour 4 minutes 10 seconds
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Podquisition 325: This Episode Is Not an NFT

But we’ll tell you where you can stick your token. Games we played this week include: Werewolf: The Apocalypse Earthblood (13:25) UnderMine (21:00) War Tortoise - Idle Shooter (28:45) Prey (33:50) Persona 5 (37:30) News things talked about in this episode: Yes, Pokémon Go eggs are loot boxes, even if you think they’re fun (40:00) https://kotaku.com/pokemon-gos-eggs-arent-lootboxes-theyre-fun-presents Halo art found its way into the Snyder Cut of Justice League (56:35) https://www.pcgamesn.com/justice-league-halo Devotion returns to sale digitally two years after delisted for Winnie the Pooh joke (58:30) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-03-15-devotion-returns-to-sale-digitally-two-years-after-it-was-delisted Microsoft clarifies exclusivity plans for future Bethesda games (59:05) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-03-11-phil-spencer-says-future-bethesda-games-will-be-exclusive-to-platforms-where-game-pass-exists -- Find Laura at LauraKBuzz on Twitter, Twitch, YouTube,
18/03/20211 hour 7 minutes 21 seconds
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Podquisition 324: Oh My God We’re Back Again

We’re gonna bring the flavor. Games we played this week include: Outriders (13:20) Anthem (27:15) Absolute Drift: Zen Edition (37:30) Curse of the Dead Gods (42:20) Pokérom (52:10) Werewolf: The Apocalypse Earthblood (58.30) God's Trigger (1:03:30) Blood Roots (1:06:20) Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (1:07:20) News things talked about in this episode: Six Days in Fallujah publisher now says project is "inseparable from politics" (8:00) https://twitter.com/VicturaGG/status/1368924485676527623 Marvel's Avengers developer tries to explain away increased grind (1:09:30) https://www.reddit.com/r/PlayAvengers/comments/ly2ld5/more_clarification_and_details_on_the_recently/ Microsoft confirms "some" Bethesda games will be full Xbox and PC exclusive (1:17:45) https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2021/03/09/officially-welcoming-bethesda-to-the-xbox-family/ Denuvo anti-cheat coming to PS5 https://www.siliconera.com/ps5-denuvo-is-now-part-of-the-ps5-tools-and-middleware-program/ -- Find Laura at LauraKB
11/03/20211 hour 25 minutes 31 seconds
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Podquisition 323: The James Le Gros Appreciation Corner (w/ Mari of GeekRemix)

We don’t have time to really get into it, but he’s thoroughly underappreciated. Games we played this week include: Littlewood (4:30) Calico (12:10) World of Warcraft (14:40) Outer Wilds (16:45) Touhou Luna Nights (25:30) The Medium (31:15) Little Nightmares 2 (35:35) Bowser’s Fury (36:50) Persona 5 Strikers (37:55) News things talked about in this episode: BioWare stopped work on Anthem overhaul (39:35) https://blog.bioware.com/2021/02/24/anthem-update/ Epic acquires Fall Guys developer Mediatonic (46:50) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-03-02-epic-acquires-fall-guys-developer-mediatonic Hogwarts Legacy is getting a "trans character creator" (53.40) https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-03-02/harry-potter-video-game-will-allow-for-transgender-characters The Sinking City dev accuses publisher Nacon of cracking the game to re-release it on Steam (58:50) https://frogwares.com/how-nacon-cracked-and-pirated-the-sinking-city/ Post Malone and Pokémon: It was just about t
04/03/20211 hour 15 minutes 27 seconds
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Podquisition 322: Painting Corner (w/ Casey Explosion)

A steady hand and an even stroke can handle even the tiniest brush. Games we played this week include: Nioh 2 (5:50) Curse of the Dead Gods (10:55) Persona 5 Strikers (16:50) Factorio (22:55) Per Aspera (26:05) Control (28:45) Dinosaur Planet (36:00) News things talked about in this episode: Stadia can’t fix bug in Journey to the Savage Planet because they fired the developers (44:00) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-02-23-stadia-struggling-to-fix-journey-to-the-savage-planet-bug-after-firing-developer Paradox dropped Hardsuit Labs as the developer of Bloodlines 2 (45:55) https://www.polygon.com/2021/2/23/22296919/vampire-the-masquerade-bloodlines-2-delayed-hardsuit-labs-fired-paradox-interactive Hogwarts Legacy gets attention for designer’s old YouTube channel (55:00) https://www.pcgamer.com/hogwarts-legacy-lead-designer-criticised-for-reactionary-youtube-videos/ Dying Light 2 developer struggling under CEO management style (59.55) https://www.thegamer.com/techland-report
25/02/20211 hour 24 minutes 8 seconds
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Podquisition 321: Lies Our Teachers Told Us

Turns out none of the things they taught are true. Games we played this week include: Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury (18:00) 1001 Spikes (24:00) Lizard Lady vs. the Cats (28:20) Deep Rock Galactic (33:30) Steel Sword Story (37:15) Wilmott's Warehouse (40:00) SSX [2012] (40:55) Persona 5 (45:00) Sunset Overdrive (48:30) News things talked about in this episode: Six Days in Fallujah back from the dead (9:30) https://www.polygon.com/platform/amp/2021/2/15/22279600/six-days-in-fallujah-interview-iraq-war-politics https://twitter.com/tha_rami/status/1361409118146334720 Stadia studios praised by leadership just before being shut down (52:10) https://kotaku.com/stadia-leadership-praised-development-studios-for-great-1846281384 Microsoft offers to help devs make games more accessible (56:25) https://www.trustedreviews.com/news/gaming/microsoft-announces-game-accessibility-testing-program-for-pc-and-xbox-4123269 -- Find Laura at LauraKBuzz on Twitter, Twitch, YouTube, and Patreon.
18/02/20211 hour 1 minute 24 seconds
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Podquisition 320: More Than Meets the Brown Eye

Get your Rodimus primed, then Wheeljack until you Starscream. Games we played this week include: Goldeneye 007 XBLA (7:55) Grey Skies: A War of the Worlds Story (19:45) Pokémon Let’s Go (29:50) Monster Hunter World (33:55) News things talked about in this episode: Former Rare devs give insight into canceled Goldeneye 007 XBLA remake (12:00) https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2021/02/ex-rare-devs-open-up-about-the-canceled-goldeneye-007-remake-for-xbox-360/ Silent Hill composer silenced after teasing a new project (37:00) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-02-05-silent-hill-interview-pulled-after-composer-tease-set-tongues-wagging Mass Effect Legendary Edition cutting back on the butt (41:35) https://metro.co.uk/2021/02/02/mass-effect-remaster-interview-changing-femshep-but-not-the-ending-14008330/ Riot Games, CEO Nicholas Laurent sued for harassment by former assistant (50:15) https://www.washingtonpost.com/video-games/2021/02/09/riot-games-laurent-lawsuit/ ESA reportedly looki
11/02/20211 hour 14 minutes 55 seconds
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Podquisition 319: No Erotic Implications

There’s nothing sexual about this podcast. It’s educational. Games we played this week include: Cockhead (11:25) Hitman III (24:45) The Medium (32:25) Dom Rusalok (41:00) Destruction All Stars (45:15) Double-Kick Heroes (53:10) News things talked about in this episode: Blizzard says it’s “unworkable” to interview diverse candidates for every position (55:35) https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-01-27-activision-blizzard-says-interviewing-diverse-candidates-for-every-opening-unworkable Google is killing off its Stadia game development teams (1:00:40) https://www.theverge.com/2021/2/1/22260803/google-stadia-game-development-studio-shut-down-jade-raymond Resident Evil 8 devs lean into the thirst for their giant vampire lady (1:03:30) https://www.theverge.com/2021/2/1/22261405/resident-evil-village-tall-lady-dimitrescu-height Goldeneye 007 remake leaks (1:06:05) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-01-30-cancelled-goldeneye-007-xbla-remaster-revealed-in-full-with-2-hour-pla
04/02/20211 hour 12 minutes 35 seconds
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Podquisition 318: Sure Would Forest

A merry band are we. Games we played this week include: Deep Rock Galactic (23:35) Monster Hunter World (26:00) Cyber Shadow (38:35) Babysitting Mama (41:15) Unworthy (46:30) The Red Lantern (48:00) News things talked about in this episode: Redditors inflate Gamestop stock value to an outrageous degree (4:05) https://www.wired.com/story/gamestop-stock-wall-street-bets-short-squeeze/ Capcom includes weak statement against lootbox mechanics in annual report (35:35) https://wccftech.com/capcom-shares-anti-gacha-lootbox-statement-in-2020-annual-report/ Dead by Daylight 2 confirms accessibility options after designer has outburst on stream (53:20) https://www.polygon.com/2021/1/21/22243029/dead-by-daylight-colorblind-mode-announcement-controversy-ui Ninja, obviously, doesn’t feel it’s his responsibility to educate his audience (1:05:00) https://www.gamespot.com/articles/ninja-thinks-parents-should-parent-their-kids/1100-6486705/ Euro Truck Simulator 2 developer comes out against hav
28/01/20211 hour 23 minutes 26 seconds
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Podquisition 317: Shots To The Face

Get ready to be covered in the fluid of your choice. Games we played this week include: Double Kick Heroes (14:35) Deep Rock Galactic (18:05) Monster Hunter World (24:15) Sea Salt (37:20) The Red Lantern (42:35) Cooking Mama: Cookstar (50:05) News things talked about in this episode: Bloomberg report further examines Cyberpunk 2077 development woes (53:00) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-01-16-new-report-details-cyberpunk-2077s-development-troubles-almost-entirely-fake-e3-demo-and-cut-content Zelda 64 beta version unearthed and full of mysteries (1:01:00) https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/a-zelda-64-beta-version-has-been-discovered-and-fans-are-pulling-it-apart/ Find Laura at LauraKBuzz on Twitter, Twitch, YouTube, and Patreon. All her content goes on LauraKBuzz.com, and you can catch Access-Ability on YouTube every Friday. Follow Conrad at ConradZimmerman on Twitter and check out his Patreon (patreon.com/fistshark). You can also peruse his anti-capitalist propaga
21/01/20211 hour 8 minutes 22 seconds
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Podquisition 316: A Righteous Claim of Nobility

We’re joined by Sophie (aka TheymerSophie / CurioVids) to witness the coronation of Loardy Sterling. Games we played this week include: Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1+2 (6:40) Cooking Mama: Cookstar (9:50) Wrestling Empire (22:30) Dead Space (30:30) Curse of the Dead Gods (33:30) Only Cans: Thirst Date (38:00) Umurangi Generation (42:55) Monster Hunter: Rise (44:55) Pokemon Liquid Crystal (55:05) Observer (57:05) Ghostrunner (58:50) News things talked about in this episode: CDPR under investigation by Polish consumer protection agency (1:00:30) https://www.ign.com/articles/cyberpunk-2077s-launch-and-ongoing-fixes-investigated-by-consumer-protection-agency Lucasfilm announces game projects with Ubisoft and Bethesda (1:04:40) https://www.wired.com/story/lucasfilm-games-star-wars-ubisoft-indiana-jones-bethesda Razer is making ridiculous face masks (1:09:20) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-01-13-of-course-razers-face-mask-has-rgb-lighting-and-voice-amplification Twitch reworks Pogcha
14/01/20211 hour 23 minutes 13 seconds
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Podquisition 315: Luck You

A new year, a bold new direction for Podquisition. Games we played this week include: Pummel Party (12:30) Dead Space (20:45) Mass Effect: Andromeda (22:35) Cloudpunk (26:30) Yakuza: Like a Dragon (35:10) Carto (39:25) Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (42:45) Hades (49:45) Curse of the Dead Gods (51:30) Microsoft Flight Sim VR (58:40) News things talked about in this episode: MS tried to buy everyone at the start of Xbox (1:02:30) Find Laura at LauraKBuzz on Twitter, Twitch, YouTube, and Patreon. All her content goes on LauraKBuzz.com, and you can catch Access-Ability on YouTube every Friday. Follow Conrad at ConradZimmerman on Twitter and check out his Patreon (patreon.com/fistshark). You can also peruse his anti-capitalist propaganda at pinfultruth.com.
07/01/20211 hour 15 minutes 37 seconds
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Podquisition 314: Smell Like You Drunkenly Boned A Bonfire

Oh, don’t act like you haven’t considered it. Games we played this year include: Final Fantasy VII Remake (14:00) Deadly Premonition 2 (21:10) Ooblets (25:20) TemTem (27:20) The Last of Us Part 2 (29:05) Streets of Rage 4 (31:55) No Straight Roads (34:20) Call of Duty: Warzone (37:45) Resident Evil: Resistance (39:00) Extreme Meatpunks Forever (40:20) Tonight We Riot (42:00) Maneater (1:00:20) Find Laura at LauraKBuzz on Twitter, Twitch, YouTube, and Patreon. All her content goes on LauraKBuzz.com, and you can catch Access-Ability on YouTube every Friday. Follow Conrad at ConradZimmerman on Twitter and check out his Patreon (patreon.com/fistshark). You can also peruse his anti-capitalist propaganda at pinfultruth.com.
01/01/20211 hour 11 minutes 22 seconds
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Podquisition 313: Hounded in the Village Square

It’s hard to be this correct all the time. Games we played this week include: A Plague Tale: Innocence (16:55) Catherine: Full Body (20:10) If Found (23:20) Metal Gear Solid 4 (28:30) Mass Effect Andromeda (34:35) Wilmot’s Warehouse (37:35) Railway Empire (38:55) Microsoft Flight Sim (40:00) Noddy’s Playtime (41:30) News things talked about in this episode: Everybody is giving refunds for Cyberpunk (6:15) PS5 now helpfully warns you’re playing a PS4 game (48:25) Nintendo leak includes report of company actions against 3DS hacker (48:55) eSports takes child labor a step further (43:50) The KFConsole does exist (56:50) Find Laura at LauraKBuzz on Twitter, Twitch, YouTube, and Patreon. All her content goes on LauraKBuzz.com, and you can catch Access-Ability on YouTube every Friday. Follow Conrad at ConradZimmerman on Twitter and check out his Patreon (patreon.com/fistshark). You can also peruse his anti-capitalist propaganda at Pinfultruth.com
24/12/20201 hour 2 minutes 14 seconds
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The Spin-Off Doctors: Star Wars Episode One - A New Hope

The doctors are in! While we were meant to do Sonic ages ago, some things happened and we had to go with something else. Since most people know all about it, we went with something broad to get back into the swing. We did Star Wars. How original.
18/12/202056 minutes 49 seconds
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Podquisition 312: Now That’s Punk!

We feel confident saying, by way of comparison, that this podcast is very, very punk. Games we played this week include: Demon's Souls (21:05) Nullpointer (24:40) Visual Out (27:05) Grindstone (29:15) Dead to Rights: Retribution (32:25) Calico (38:10) Spinnortality (44:30) Dicey Dungeons (47:15) Observer (50:45) Among Us (54:45) Fall Guys (58:15) News things talked about in this episode: Cyberpunk has too many dildos (2:00) CDPR offers refunds on last-gen Cyberpunk without informing retailers (13:00) CDPR paying out staff bonuses previously tied to review scores (18:45) New Fortnite mode appropriates Among Us (1:03:19) EA’s entire library added to console version of Xbox Game Pass (1:05:13) Mass Effect trailer indicates canon ending for original trilogy (1:06:45) Omen wins ‘worst commercial’ at The Game Adverts (1:10:30) Twitch to ban hate content…in February (1:14:35) Find Laura at LauraKBuzz on Twitter, Twitch, YouTube, and Patreon. All her content goes on LauraKBuzz.com, and you
17/12/20201 hour 20 minutes 17 seconds
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Podquisition 311: Vom Control

It’s important to have certain conversations before you get started. Games we played this week include: Yakuza: Like a Dragon (6:00) Factorio (8:50) Wilmot’s Warehouse (12:30) TemTem PS5 (15:00) Spider-Man: Miles Morales (16:30) Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity (19:50) Fall Guys (27:40) Doom Eternal Switch (31:25) Marvel’s Avengers (32:55) News things talked about in this episode: Dragon Age voice actor Greg Ellis produces in-character rant against ‘cancel culture’ (35:30) Monster Hunter movie pulled from theaters in China for offensive ‘joke’ (41:15) Twitch removes blind playthrough tag (45:35) Cyberpunk 2077 review backlash (47:35) Find Laura at LauraKBuzz on Twitter, Twitch, YouTube, and Patreon. All her content goes on LauraKBuzz.com, and you can catch Access-Ability on YouTube every Friday. Follow Conrad at ConradZimmerman on Twitter and check out his Patreon (patreon.com/fistshark). You can also peruse his anti-capitalist propaganda at pinfultruth.com.
10/12/202057 minutes 40 seconds
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Podquisition 310: Erith’s Favourite Son

Richly deserved recognition at last. Games we played this week include: Call of Duty: Cold War (8:55) Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity (13:15) Hades (22:00) Bugsnax (27:30) Animal Crossing: New Horizons (29:05) Demon’s Souls (30:30) Pokémon Sword/Shield (33:55) Ghostrunner (36:05) Worms Rumble (38:00) News things talked about in this episode: Uri Gellar is now fine with Kadabra after two decades of dwindling fame (43:15) Elliot Paige comes out as trans (1:00:10) Find Laura at LauraKBuzz on Twitter, Twitch, YouTube, and Patreon. All her content goes on LauraKBuzz.com, and you can catch Access-Ability on YouTube every Friday. Follow Conrad at ConradZimmerman on Twitter and check out his Patreon (patreon.com/fistshark). You can also peruse his anti-capitalist propaganda at pinfultruth.com.
03/12/20201 hour 10 minutes 47 seconds
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Podquisition 309: Celestial Bodies

The conspiracy is finally unmasked. Games we played this week include: Hades (12:20) Call of Duty: Cold War (15:50) Spider-Man: Miles Morales (17:00) Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity (26:30) River City Girls (37:30) Super Mutant Alien Assault (38:40) Yakuza: Like a Dragon (40:35) Sackboy: A Big Adventure (45:00) News things talked about in this episode: Capcom ransomware attack (50:20) Square Enix commits to permanent work-from-home option (55:00) Amazon PS5 shipping issues (1:06:30) Find Laura at LauraKBuzz on Twitter, Twitch, YouTube, and Patreon. All her content goes on LauraKBuzz.com, and you can catch Access-Ability on YouTube every Friday. Follow Conrad at ConradZimmerman on Twitter and check out his Patreon (patreon.com/fistshark). You can also peruse his anti-capitalist propaganda at pinfultruth.com.
26/11/20201 hour 6 minutes 32 seconds
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Podquisition 308: Corpse Play

It would be very inappropriate to laugh right now. Games we played this week include: Demon's Souls (10:58) Hades (22:25) Bugsnax (27:30) Spider-Man: Miles Morales (35:34) Astro's Playroom (43:40) Fall Guys (47:00) Godfall (49:10) News things talked about in this episode: Hostage hoax at Ubisoft Montreal (54:50) Ubisoft shuffles another executive around (57:40) MS says Bethesda games will continue to be multiplatform (1:00:40) FIFA 21 adds new ways to blame consumers for spending. (1:03:36) Find Laura at LauraKBuzz on Twitter, Twitch, YouTube, and Patreon. All her content goes on LauraKBuzz.com, and you can catch Access-Ability on YouTube every Friday. Follow Conrad at ConradZimmerman on Twitter and check out his Patreon (patreon.com/fistshark). You can also peruse his anti-capitalist propaganda at pinfultruth.com.
19/11/20201 hour 13 minutes 24 seconds
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Podquisition 307: Big Boy's Sack Adventure

All things can finally go back to the way they were. Games we played this week include: Pokémon Go (6:40) Hades (13:45) Fall Guys (15:50) Astro's Playroom (18:53) Spider-Man: Miles Morales (21:40) Sackboy's Big Adventure (26:00) Bugsnax (26:45) Demon's Souls (28:33) Devil May Cry V: Special Edition (29:20) Tetris Effect (30:40) Saints Row: The Third (33:10) Fuser (36:05) News things talked about in this episode: Ubisoft is still awful (41:35) PS5 has some good accessibility settings (45:15) Find Laura at LauraKBuzz on Twitter, Twitch, YouTube, and Patreon. All her content goes on LauraKBuzz.com, and you can catch Access-Ability on YouTube every Friday. Follow Conrad at ConradZimmerman on Twitter and check out his Patreon (patreon.com/fistshark). You can also peruse his anti-capitalist propaganda at pinfultruth.com.
12/11/202052 minutes 3 seconds
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Podquisition 306: The Void of Uncertainty

If you're looking for comfort, we're out of stock, but we can offer a great deal on distraction. Games we played this week include: Xbox Series X impressions (9:35) Yakuza: Like a Dragon (17:05) Death Stranding (21:05) Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity demo (25:30) Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime (33:35) Cloudpunk (36:20) News things talked about in this episode: Ubisoft is still awful (03:25) PS5 controller features can be disabled (41:00) Marvel's Avengers gets a foreboding price drop (43:25) Hitman 3 VR support absent from PS5 version (45:50) Clive, the hero we need right now (49:05) Find Laura at LauraKBuzz on Twitter, Twitch, YouTube, and Patreon. All her content goes on LauraKBuzz.com, and you can catch Access-Ability on YouTube every Friday. Follow Conrad at ConradZimmerman on Twitter and check out his Patreon (patreon.com/fistshark). You can also peruse his anti-capitalist propaganda at Pinfultruth.com.
05/11/202053 minutes 52 seconds
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Podquisition 305: Chimps going hog wild

This is what fandom does to people. Games we played this week include: Jackbox Party Pack 7 (10:22) Vigil (22:46) ScourgeBringer (26:24) Little Hope (35:55) Fall Guys (43:11) Pokemon Sword & Shield Crown Tundra DLC (44:08) News things talked about in this episode: Cyberpunk 2077 gets delayed despite studio crunch (46:17) Streamers paying publishers to stream games (52:50) Control and Hitman 3 on Switch via streaming (1:04:41) Watch Dogs Legion bricks reviewer's Xbox One consoles (1:05:48) Minecraft Steve's dick meat is gone (1:07:29) Phil Spencer wants a little dongle (1:08:03) Find Laura at LauraKBuzz on Twitter, Twitch, YouTube, and Patreon. All her content goes on LauraKBuzz.com, and you can catch Access-Ability on YouTube every Friday. Follow Conrad at ConradZimmerman on Twitter and check out his Patreon (patreon.com/fistshark). You can also peruse his anti-capitalist propaganda at Pinfultruth.com.
29/10/20201 hour 13 minutes 19 seconds
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Podquisition 304: Expert Testimony

We've got the scoop on where you can go to get more insightful commentary than you'll find in this podcast. Games we played this week include: Blaseball (00:00) Among Us (15:59) Oneechanbara Origins (25:00) Hades (26:52) Ikenfell (31:55) Amnesia (39:40) Day of the Tentacle (47:14) News things talked about in this episode: 2K Games continues to insert ads into released games (48:14) Marvel's Avengers pushes back its content (53:35) Find Laura at LauraKBuzz on Twitter, Twitch, YouTube, and Patreon. All her content goes on LauraKBuzz.com, and you can catch Access-Ability on YouTube every Friday. Follow Conrad at ConradZimmerman on Twitter and check out his Patreon (patreon.com/fistshark). You can also peruse his anti-capitalist propaganda at Pinfultruth.com.
22/10/202059 minutes 53 seconds
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Podquisition 303: Kirby vs. Gandhi

The debate rages on. Games we played this week include: Hades (7:43) Fall Guys Season 2 (11:32) Ikenfell (19:55) Silent Hill 4 (32:33) Among Us (37:30) Phasmophobia (43:40) I Am Dead (46:55) News things talked about in this episode: CDPR's crunch and its defenders (49:37) Find Laura at LauraKBuzz on Twitter, Twitch, YouTube, and Patreon. All her content goes on LauraKBuzz.com, and you can catch Access-Ability on YouTube every Friday. Follow Conrad at ConradZimmerman on Twitter and check out his Patreon (patreon.com/fistshark). You can also peruse his anti-capitalist propaganda at Pinfultruth.com.
15/10/20201 hour 6 minutes 18 seconds
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Podquisition 302: Milkworms

This week's episode is brought to you by Milkworms, the fabric you can drink. Games we played this week include: Hades (11:27) Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time (21:13) Blaster Master Zero (25:58) Super Mario 35 (31:05) Rogue Company (37:01) BPM (38:04) The Solitaire Conspiracy (40:34) News things talked about in this episode: Mobile game Genshin Impact bans the words 'Kong' and 'Taiwan' because China (43:30) Ubisoft did a workplace survey and it's not good (46:12) Minecraft Steve steps out (56:25) Find Laura at LauraKBuzz on Twitter, Twitch, YouTube, and Patreon. All her content goes on LauraKBuzz.com, and you can catch Access-Ability on YouTube every Friday. Follow Conrad at ConradZimmerman on Twitter and check out his Patreon (patreon.com/fistshark). You can also peruse his anti-capitalist propaganda at Pinfultruth.com.
08/10/20201 hour 47 seconds
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Podquisition 301: Hades Is Good

Everybody on this episode thinks Hades is very, very good. Please believe us. Games we played this week include: Hades (3:51) News things talked about in this episode: Microsoft's big buyout of Bethesda (30:35) Michel Ancel leaves Ubisoft ahead of allegations (35:37) CDPR crunches again on Cyberpunk 2077 (53:11) EA advertises loot boxes to kids (59:05) Pokémon Go is getting less friendly (1:00:50) Find Laura at LauraKBuzz on Twitter, Twitch, YouTube, and Patreon. All her content goes on LauraKBuzz.com, and you can catch Access-Ability on YouTube every Friday. Follow ConradZimmerman on Twitter and check out his Patreon. You can also peruse his anti-capitalist propaganda at Pinfultruth.com.
01/10/20201 hour 13 minutes 9 seconds
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Podquisition 300: The 300th Episode

Mystery abounds in this, the 300th episode of Podquisition, as the gang looks back on the best of the last six years of gaming. Find Laura at LauraKBuzz on Twitter, Twitch, YouTube, and Patreon. All her content goes on LauraKBuzz.com, and you can catch Access-Ability on YouTube every Friday. Conrad is actually worse at self-promotion than Jim is, but find them at ConradZimmerman on Twitter for now and maybe he'll write something more practical later.
24/09/20201 hour 39 minutes 19 seconds
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Podquisition 299: Monopoly Cowboy

It's a wild west, rootin-tootin', individual ownership of property adventure on this week's show. Games we played this week include: Spelunky 2 (6:10) Super Mario 3D Collection (15:10) Astroneer (22:25) Fall Guys (24:45) Kingdoms of Amalur Re-Reckoning (30:00) Paradise Killer (31:35) News things talked about in this episode: Apple lawyers call out Epic lawsuit as a marketing stunt (34:00) Ubisoft (a company with a barely acknowledged history of systemic worker abuse) continues to find novel ways to be terrible (38:30) 505 Games accidentally does the impossible with Control Ultimate Edition (48:37) Microsoft muddies their messaging on Xbox Series S/X (51:10) Find Laura at LauraKBuzz on Twitter, Twitch, YouTube, and Patreon. All her content goes on LauraKBuzz.com, and you can catch Access-Ability on YouTube every Friday. Conrad is actually worse at self-promotion than Jim is, but find them at ConradZimmerman on Twitter for now and maybe he'll write something more practical later
17/09/202059 minutes 21 seconds
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Podquisition 298: A Relatively Nice Time

We had a relatively nice time with video games this week. Games we played this week include: Fall Guys (10:30), Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1+2 (16:00), Paradise Killer (21:20), Kingdoms of Amalur Re-Reckoning (32:45), The Last Campfire (39:55), and Spinch (42:45).
10/09/20201 hour 28 minutes 50 seconds
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Podquisition 297: Tiny Lego Train (with Special Guest Tanya DePass)

Tanya DePass joins the crew to discuss Marvel's Avengers, No Straight Roads, and Ubisoft's latest nonsense. Check out Tanya at cypheroftyr.com!
03/09/20201 hour 17 minutes 21 seconds
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Podquisition 296: Alexander Candlebum

A musical gets a wax-based controversy. A senator refuses the charitable call. Also, Spiritfarer, Fall Guys, and No Straight Roads.
27/08/202059 minutes 14 seconds
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Podquisition 295: Scary Astronaut

Astronauts are scary. Also we have Fall Guys, Mortal Shell, Rad, Spiritfarer, and all that nonsense between Apple and Epic.
20/08/20201 hour 22 minutes 59 seconds
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Podquisition 294: The Giant Robot Bollock

A gigantic robot bollock. Also, Fall Guys, Marvel's Avengers, loads and loads of indie stuff. And Control being stupid about next-gen.
13/08/20201 hour 9 minutes 54 seconds
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Podquisition 293: Swamp Crotch Gulch

We ponder the hard questions asked of Westworld. Also, we talk about Fall Guys, Frog Fractions 3, and things Conrad Zimmerman played.
06/08/20201 hour 17 minutes 33 seconds
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Podquisition 292: Queasy

Just because someone's feeling queasy that doesn't mean we can't talk about games.
30/07/20201 hour 6 minutes 46 seconds
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Podquisition 291: I'm Not The Prince Of Wales

Sometimes we need to remember that we are not royalty in the Regency Crisis. Elsewhere, we discuss the latest horrors of the game industry, as well as Ghost of Tsushima, Paper Mario: Mr. Origami Man (mild spoilers at 54:00-55:00), and something else that I forgot.
23/07/20201 hour 11 minutes 56 seconds
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Podquisition 290: Mad As Hell

Angry crew in this one, friends.
16/07/20201 hour 21 minutes 3 seconds
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Podquisition 289: I Had Hope

Learning lessons about love in the year 2020.
10/07/202059 minutes 37 seconds
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Podquisition 288: The Joy Of Don Lemon

Don Lemon judges from afar, the Bad Boy of YouTube makes his mark, and we play some rubbish like Ninjala and stuff.
02/07/20201 hour 1 minute 6 seconds
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Podquisition 287: A Fun Zombie Horror Game

Donald Trump pulls horrible faces in our dark imagination. Elsewhere, things are bloody awful but at least we have a totally bleak and miserable game to cheer us up!
25/06/20201 hour 8 minutes 50 seconds
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Podquisition 286: Hardline

Cops fighting alligators? At last! Also, The Last of Us Part 2, Night of the Consumers, and Colt Canyon.
18/06/20201 hour 20 minutes 4 seconds
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Podquisition 285: Smooth Sexy Eggs

Eggs get wild here. Also lots of games in the Black Lives Matter Humble Bundle. Don't want to miss when we talk about accessibility. BioShock. We didn't see the PS5 reveal when we did this. Egg Pod.
12/06/20201 hour 9 minutes 6 seconds
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Podquisition 284: A Conversation With Shawn Alexander Allen

Shawn Alexander Allen of NuChallenger joins the crew to discuss the game industry and the world. Originally recorded a week prior to release instead of a day prior, which is why some of the topics are already outdated in this ridiculously fast-paced world.
10/06/20201 hour 23 minutes 8 seconds
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The Podquisition "Special" One-Man Turkey-Boy Episode

A regular Podquisition has been recorded but I'm waiting to be able to post it. Until then, I didn't want you to go without any delicious audio, so I recorded a mistake for you to enjoy! Your ol' pal Jim Sterling tried to record Podquisition. Alone. It went as well as you expect. I want to say it really picks up in the final act when Justin arrives and the Turkey Boy is born, but I really don't know.
06/06/202053 minutes 1 second
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Podquisition 283: That's Cats

Cats, sharks, firefighters, and Franz Ferdinand.
28/05/20201 hour 8 minutes 34 seconds
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Podquisition 282: Welcome To Night Fail

A mouse has eaten a cat, and a cloud with loads of teeth is laughing at a river made of eagle's laughter. It's proper weird! Elsewhere, we talk about Slay the Spire, Basingstoke, Beyond Good & Evil, and Galactus (the big lad).
21/05/20201 hour 4 minutes 58 seconds
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Podquisition 281: When In Doubt, Toss A Brick

Megatron from the Cash & Carry joins the crew to talk about next-gen letdowns, Tonight We Riot, and Dominique Pamplemousse.
14/05/20201 hour 10 minutes 47 seconds
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Podquisition 280: Dick Swiss, Soldier Of Fortune

Dick Swiss, Soldier of Fortune is here to investigate Nena's inflatable oversight. You will love the grappling fun of Dick Swiss! Also, we talk about Streets of Rage 4, movie theater silliness, and wacky Nintendo leaks.
07/05/20201 hour 3 minutes 17 seconds
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Podquisition 279: The Face Masks And The Furious

The PQ Crew feel superior about face masks, there's more elderly dating, and that naughty old Predator is on the prowl.
30/04/20201 hour 3 minutes 23 seconds
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Podquisition 278: Brown Mischief

Washing hands, cooking with Mama, and saving Midgar.
23/04/20201 hour 2 minutes 58 seconds
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Podquisition 277: I'll Push You Into Some Pigs One Of These Days

Bible studies, journalistic trespass, and the Bible all get discussed today. Some videogames too! Games like Final Fantasy VII Remake maybe? Maybe!
16/04/20201 hour 38 minutes 35 seconds
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Podquisition 276: Remove Yourself From The Internet

Fan mail has gotten interesting during these UNCERTAIN times. Also Final Fantasy VII Remake, Resident Evil, Totally Reliable Delivery Service. Also also, the PS5 controller looks cute.
09/04/20201 hour 13 minutes 22 seconds
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The Spin Off Doctors: Jumanji: The Next Level

Have you ever seen a hippo do a poo?
08/04/20201 hour 8 minutes 29 seconds
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Podquisition 275: We've Also Mentioned Tiger King

Thought you could escape mentions of Tiger King? We have mentioned it as well! Briefly, but we did it! We also discuss Resident Evil 3, Bleeding Edge, Saints Row 4, My Time in Portia, and HEY TIGER KING IS WEIRD!
02/04/20201 hour 10 minutes 40 seconds
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Podquisition 274: Moon Juice

The world may be going to hell, but the Moon will always have juice. Also on the docket is Doom Eternal, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, The Automatic Naughts, and Call of Doodoo Woozoo.
26/03/20201 hour 13 minutes 38 seconds
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Podquisition 273: Toilet Paper

How has the Podquisition gang been during this weird scary time? Well, they're still here to tell you if your favorite games are great or perfect, so there's that. Let's talk about the PS5 for a bit!
19/03/20201 hour 8 minutes 47 seconds
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Podquisition 272: The Gulag Economy

Coronavirus killed Podquisition. Also, we talk about Call of Duty: Warzone's Gulag policy, Nioh 2, and Roller Champions.
12/03/20201 hour 18 minutes 59 seconds
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Podquisition 271: Synchronized Peeing

CaseyExplosion joins the crew for this week's show as your old pal Jim Sterling is sick with flu. Don't worry though - the big sick idiot turns up partway through to complain about being ill. Join in the fun and frolics in a nice long episode!
05/03/20201 hour 39 minutes 25 seconds
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Podquisition 270: Tic Tacs

Hidden Tic Tac truths are revealed, Devil May Cry 3 is good, Dreams is full of nonsense, and Laura played a ghost dating game.
27/02/202059 minutes 21 seconds
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The Spin-off Doctors: Detective Pikachu

Secrets and mysteries abound as Ryan Reynolds pretends to be a yellow mouse for a minute.
23/02/20201 hour 34 minutes 17 seconds
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Podquisition 269: The Nudest Podcast In Town

Swing by the studio and demand we take our clothes off! Podquisition gets a new groove as we try out a studio space and discuss Spec Ops: The Line, Sonic the Hedgehog, and house clothes.
20/02/20201 hour 9 minutes 19 seconds
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Podquisition 268: Travel

Your old pal Jim Sterling is in Philadelphia now, though arriving did not come without a hefty price. Also, we discuss The Dark Crystal's bad game, pattern recognition in a game about trains, and other videogame nonsense.
13/02/20201 hour 14 minutes 5 seconds
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Podquisition 267: Videogames Inside Tables

Frankly, I think this one was really good. Anyway, we talk about monkey films, arcade tables, the official rap song for The Binding of Isaac, Wattam, and more. Oh, and at some point we remember to talk about the return of a certain game "developer."
30/01/20201 hour 18 minutes 12 seconds
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Podquisition 266: Luma Temtem

This podcast is definitely not off the rails. Also, Disco Elysium, TemTem, and Terminator: Resistance.
23/01/20201 hour 13 minutes 58 seconds
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Podquisition 265: Baby Butterbiscuits

Baby Butterbiscuits wants his ba ba! Also, we talk about Life is Strange 2, Disco Elysium, Assassin's Creed, and the next generation of consoles.
16/01/20201 hour 6 minutes 45 seconds
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The Spin-Off Doctors: Demon Knight

We take a brief detour from our scheduled Detective Pikachu episode, since we forgot to do a non-game film for the new year. Enjoy Demon Knight, a terrific Tales from the Crypt movie that features Billy Zane going full Billy Zane.
14/01/20202 hours 19 minutes 20 seconds
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Podquisition 264: Cats Are Not Dogs

We definitely don't spend a large portion of the time talking about Cats and whether it is great or perfect. Nope, not this podcast.
10/01/20201 hour 5 minutes 49 seconds
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Podquisition 263: Looking Back On 2019

With 2019 having concluded, 2020 envelops us in its warm tendrils. Let's look back at the past horrible year before we deal with another horrible year.
02/01/20201 hour 47 minutes 17 seconds
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Podquisition 262: Urban F*cking Champion

Yakuza, Pokemon, the Xbox Series X and the Game Awards all get talked about. Also, the greatest Urban Champion fan game in the world.
19/12/20191 hour 9 minutes 42 seconds
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Podquisition 261: Sticky Coffee

Talking about coffee problems, David Lynch, Aliens, Assassins, and... Urban Champion.
12/12/20191 hour 1 minute 10 seconds
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Podquisition 260: Eggs

Eggs are amazing, and they get their dues - AT LAST - in today's videogame podcast. Also, we talk about Shenmue 3, that new Darksiders game, and Conrad's true gamer trial.
05/12/20191 hour 19 minutes 53 seconds
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The Spin-Off Doctors: Doom Annihilation

JOAN DARK and HECTOR SAVAGE fight one expensive monster suit in an otherwise dreary missed opportunity. Everything is here for a hilariously bad b-movie, but sadly the pacing is just too dull.
04/12/20191 hour 47 minutes 14 seconds
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Podquisition 259: The Skin Zone

Fats Crendle performs some of his pool tricks before we discuss D4, Kingdoms of Amalur, Pokemon, and Google's utter nonsense.
28/11/20191 hour 7 minutes 37 seconds
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Podquisition 258: Deadly Jimquisition

One of us is reeling from being on the cover of an extremely limited edition of Deadly Premonition. It's... pretty amazing. Also, lots of great chat about Yaga, Pokémon, Bum-Bo, and that whole Half-Life VR thing.
21/11/20191 hour 29 minutes 53 seconds
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Podquisition: That Disney Plus Thing

We talk about Disney Plus for a bit because that'll help the old SEO won't it? Also, Death Stranding, Sword & Shield, and other things!
14/11/20191 hour 19 minutes 48 seconds
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The Spin-Off Doctors: Dead Rising Endgame

Somehow, Billy Zane is in this film. Nothing else worth mentioning is, but we mention it all anyway.
13/11/20191 hour 43 minutes 47 seconds
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Podquisition 256: No Ekans?

No Ekans? What on EARTH are they thinking with Pokémon Sword & Shield? Also, Disco Elysium, Blizzard being rubbish, and other things!
07/11/20191 hour 19 minutes 26 seconds
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Podquisition 255: Tulips In Knickers

On today's packed episode we do more slander, we discuss Modern Warfare, The Outer Worlds, Disco Elysium, Oxygen Not Included, WWE 2K20, and loads more.
31/10/20191 hour 18 minutes
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Podquisition 254: The Jokerman

Joker is not a hero. If you think he is, you're an idiot. Also, we talk about things like The Avengers, Control, Sea Salt, and all sorts of early preview games that Laura played.
25/10/20191 hour 20 minutes 23 seconds
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Podquisition 253: Jeff Beezos

Imagine all the good we could do with that sweet Bezos dough. Anyway, let's talk about Blizzard's continued rubbish, Overwatch's shoddy Switch port, The Witcher 3's good Switch port, and Children of Morta.
17/10/20191 hour 5 minutes 30 seconds
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Podquisition 252: Revolution Of Our Time

This podcast is never political. Promise. We chat about Basingstoke, Ghost Recon Breakpoint, and Pokemon a lot. We never mention Hong Kong. Promise.
10/10/20191 hour 14 minutes 32 seconds
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Podquisition 251: Naruto Honk

Time for our New 52 reboot! Conrad Zimmerman joins the gang as we discuss taxes, giving up on life, and Untitled Goose Game. Also, Code Vein, Risk of Rain 2, and Gearbox's union issues!
03/10/20191 hour 18 minutes 35 seconds
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Podquisition 250: Miracle Of Sound

After five years of service to the world of inane videogame chatter, Gavin "Miracle of Sound" Dunne is stepping back from our silly podcast. It's been a pleasure and a privilege, and we hope you enjoy Gav's final Podquisition as co-host in this double-length episode.
26/09/20192 hours 1 minute 14 seconds
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Podquisition 249: All Night Ass Douche (With Guest Ashens)

The one and only Ashens joins the crew this week to talk about the asstastic douching of Borderlands 3's script, alongside Blasphemous, card games, and Boglins!
19/09/20191 hour 15 minutes 39 seconds
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Podquisition 248: Fap Titans (With Guests Mari & Stacy)

This episode should have been called something else, but we couldn't call it what it should be called. This is as safe-for-work as we can make it. Mari and Stacy from Geek Remix/Pixel Squirt joins us for talk of Deadly Premonition, World of Warcraft, and some very sexy videogames.
12/09/20191 hour 15 minutes 59 seconds
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Podquisition 247: Chamberlain Is Friend To Gelfling! (With Guest Ellen Rose)

Ellen Rose from Outside Xtra joins the crew as we discuss Control, Astral Chain, and how awesome The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance is. Also, NBA 2K20's gambling, and a little dose of that good Deadly Premonition.
05/09/20191 hour 18 minutes 31 seconds
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Podquisition 246: Norman Peedus (With Guest CaseyExplosion)

Norman Weedus does a wee-wee. Elsewhere, we discuss videogames and mosquitos with guest star CaseyExplosion!
23/08/20191 hour 3 minutes 9 seconds
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Podquisition 245: A Jester Being Sick On Himself

It's just Jim and Gav in the house today, but we find plenty to chat about. Horror movies, social media, and sometimes even videogames!
15/08/20191 hour 7 minutes 47 seconds
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The Spin-Off Doctors: Grandma's Boy

The goofs never start when Grandma's Boy is in the house! How will the Boy cope when Grandma does her Grandma things? Let it end. Let it all end.
09/08/20191 hour 50 minutes 16 seconds
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Podquisition 244: Flappy Bird Kegels (With Guest Mike Bithell!)

We're joined by Mike Bithell, developer of Thomas War Alone, Subsurface Circular, Volume, and the upcoming John Wick Hex! We discuss the videogame blame game, the ESA's almighty screwup, and playing Flappy Bird with a vagina. At least the last one's lighthearted.
08/08/20191 hour 7 minutes 52 seconds
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Podquisition 243: Bethesda Being Bethesda

Bethesda has been crapping the bed more than usual, between accidental Doom DRM and a whole confusing mess over Wolfenstein's microtransactions. Elsewhere, games were played and stuff happened!
01/08/20191 hour 6 minutes 23 seconds
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Podquisition 242: Mysterio's Dark Berries

Mysterio gets out his dark, dark berries and we all watch on in dismay. We also talk about Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3, Dragon Quest Builders 2, casinos in GTA V... and Bloody Boris.
25/07/20191 hour 6 minutes 7 seconds
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Podquisition 241: Sleepy Tired Time

The gang are all a bit sleepy, but that won't stop them talking about The Crow. Or that dead NCR guy. Or how sleepy they are!
18/07/20191 hour 7 minutes 51 seconds
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Podquisition 240: The Legend Of Ol' Nailfoot

Spider-Man: Far From Home happened, some gum problems got solved, a rusty nail sparks a legend, and Man of Medan gets previewed. Also, the first rumblings of the Superheavyweight Supervillain.
11/07/20191 hour 2 minutes 39 seconds
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Podquisition 239: Mick Foley

Mick Foley is a pretty cool dude! Also, we chat about The Sinking City's bizarre charm, Gav gets into Bloodstained, and Crash Team Racing is put through its paces.
05/07/20191 hour 7 minutes 53 seconds
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The Spin-off Doctors: Blubberella

Oh this one's bad. This one should be tried for war crimes. This is Uwe Boll's most hateful, humiliating, pathetic film ever. This is Blubberella, and it is for those who do not fear Hell.
02/07/20191 hour 21 minutes 6 seconds
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Podquisition 238: Surprise Mechanics

Obviously we discuss EA trying to rebrand loot boxes as "surprise mechanics" because OBVIOUSLY! Also, Crash Team Racing, Bloodstained, Hollow Knight, Fallout 4, and The Sinking City!
27/06/20191 hour 2 minutes 49 seconds
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Podquisition 237: HBO's Roomful Of Dicks

How many dicks did HBO stuff into a locker room? And what do we think of games like Judgment, Cadence of Hyrule, and Bloodstained? Find out, for God's sake!
20/06/20191 hour 1 minute 10 seconds
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Podquisition 236: The Electrical Entertaining Exposition

In a bumper edition of the show we talk about all the highs and lows of E3 2019. From Final Fantasy VII to Cyberpunk to Bethesda's whole mess.
13/06/20192 hours 3 minutes 21 seconds
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Podquisition 235: Judgment

Early thoughts on Judgment, mockery of Todd Howard's nonsense, and Gav doing lovely singing. Also, we promise The Thrills will not be performing.
06/06/20191 hour 10 minutes 2 seconds
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Podquisition Episode 234: The Baby Is A Ghost Modem

The gang checks out that hot new Death Stranding trailer. Also, we discuss Kingdoms of Amalur, Lapis x Labyrinth, and Pokemon watching you sleep.
30/05/20191 hour 10 minutes 44 seconds
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Podquisition 233: Game Of Thrones Is Exactly Like Street Fighter The Movie

Game of Thrones and Street Fighter: The Movie have a lot in common. Also, Rage 2, Team Sonic Racing, A Plague Tale, and more!
23/05/20191 hour 6 minutes 39 seconds
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Podquisition 232: Poking My Mysterio

Gotta love that Mysterio rub. Also, Rage 2 and other things!
16/05/20191 hour 9 minutes 24 seconds
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The Spin-Off Doctors: Bloodrayne - The Third Reich

They couldn't even be bothered to find a guy who actually looked like Hitler.
11/05/20192 hours 34 seconds
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Podquisition 231: Detective Pikachu

This week, Laura tells us all about Detective Pikachu, which she saw. Gavin surprisingly played Bloodborne. Jim did very little with his wretched life.
09/05/201959 minutes 27 seconds
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Podquisition 230: Sonic's Man Fingers

Sonic the Hedgehog is upsetting.
03/05/20191 hour 5 minutes 38 seconds
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The Spin-Off Doctors: Black Mirror - Bandersnatch

We bander all the snatches and learn that we were the Black Mirror all along.
28/04/20191 hour 29 minutes 58 seconds
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Podquisition 229: Days Gone Is Zombies

Days Gone is fine. It's just a zombie game. Elsewhere we discuss Boxboy, audio hardware, and someone played Bloodborne yet again.
25/04/20191 hour 5 minutes 40 seconds
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Podquisition 228: You'll Have A Four Minute Gap That You Can Run And Pee

Soundcloud didn't have the characters available for me to call this episode "I Put Off Watching John Wick For Five Years Because I Didn't Want To See A Dog Get Hurt."
18/04/20191 hour 23 minutes 25 seconds
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Podquisition 227: F*ck Live Services

Gavin is unhappy about "lively" rumors concerning Dragon Age 4. Meanwhile, Laura played Labo VR, and other things happened!
11/04/20191 hour 24 minutes 56 seconds
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Podquisition 226: Wet Meat Mouth

The mouths are wet with meat this week. Also, more Sekiro talk, nostalgia, difficulty, and BRAIN TALK.
05/04/20191 hour 27 minutes 30 seconds
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Podquisition 225: A Fly Going Up Your Bum

Fears about flies and bumhole terrorize the gang this week. Also, plenty of Sekiro talk, and some other stuff too!
28/03/20191 hour 20 minutes 27 seconds
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The Spin-Off Doctors: Hi-Score Girl

The movie boys become series boys to look at Hi-Score Girl, a Netflix original anime. ANIME BOYS!
22/03/20191 hour 27 minutes 23 seconds
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Podquisition 224: Puppet Master

One of us watched Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich. It was... an experience. Also, lost voices, Stadia, The Division 2, and much more!
21/03/20191 hour 9 minutes 1 second
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Podquisition 223: In My Medical Opinion, You're F*cked

One of us is remarkably under the weather but we're still bringing you hot chat. Let's discuss a bit of the ol' coke, more DMC5, and other things!
14/03/201955 minutes 11 seconds
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Podquisition 222: Devil May Cry

Devil May Cry 5 is very, very, very good. Also other things!
07/03/20191 hour 4 minutes 34 seconds
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Podquisition 221: Podcast Like It's 1999

The UK hits of 1999 and beyond take center stage on this videogame podcast about videogames. Also, we chat about Anthem, and probably some other stuff.
28/02/20191 hour 11 minutes 53 seconds
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Podquisition 220: What The F*ck Is Anthem Talking About?

This week's quite game heavy. We talk about the latest Fallout 76 hilarity, we talk about Gav's experience with Anthem, we chat Metro Exodus, Far Cry, and more. Wow, games!
21/02/20191 hour 12 minutes 29 seconds
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Podquisition 219: The Comrade Comedy Hour

What a blessed union we make on this podcast.
15/02/20191 hour 12 minutes 52 seconds
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The Spin-Off Doctors: Pokemon The Unown Entei Adventure Of Kidnapping Third Movie

Be the best that you can be, and if a mustachioed dog kidnaps you, play along.
08/02/20191 hour 15 minutes 51 seconds
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Podquisition 218: Gag Reflex

This week is a zesty one! We talk about movies, vibrato, throats, and maybe sometimes games like Apex Legends and other stuff.
07/02/20191 hour 4 minutes 22 seconds
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Podquisition Episode 217: I'm Mickey Mouse

Mickey Mouse joins us as a special guest, definitely, for Kingdom Hearts III.
01/02/20191 hour 6 minutes 24 seconds
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The Spin-Off Doctors: Halo Legends

Who the heck is discussing Halo Legends in 2019? We the heck!
25/01/20191 hour 34 minutes
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Podquisition 216: Trans Rights

On this week's episode, we talk about Hbomberguy's historic Donkey Kong 64 stream for trans charity Mermaids. Also, Resident Evil 2, and some other things!
24/01/20191 hour 8 minutes 9 seconds
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Podquisition 215: Dog Tugging

Scurrilous rumors abound as a result of a dog with a very nasty habit. Elsewhere, we talk about Travis Strikes Back, Onimusha, New Super Mario Bros. U, and OTHER THINGS!
17/01/20191 hour 2 minutes 35 seconds
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The Spin-off Doctors: Treasure Of The Four Crowns

What can even be said about this hot nonsense? Treasure of the Four Crowns is a very special B movie in which dinosaur attacks barely warrant a mention and everything has to explode. It's a real... head turner.
11/01/20191 hour 36 minutes 43 seconds
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Podquisition 214: Little Shop Of Horrors Without The Plant

How do you do Little Shop of Horrors without the plant? One self-aggrandizing drama teacher tried it. Also, we wrap up 2018's games and look forward to 2019's games. As you do.
10/01/20191 hour 32 minutes 52 seconds
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Podquisition 213: A No Deal Christmas

It's almost Christmas time, so enjoy that. We also talk about Gris, Below, Pokemon battlin' and other stuff. Special thanks to "Ned Reid" for letting us use his wonderful 8 Bit cover of "Messing With The Best" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pe1M5lNe1wE
20/12/20181 hour 7 minutes 41 seconds
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The Spin-Off Doctors: Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World

There was a very brief period of "nerds are cool now" in the late 2000s and early 2010s. We all got over it pretty quickly, but boy did it make for some poorly dated films. Anyway, here's a movie about a bad human being getting everything he wants.
19/12/20181 hour 51 minutes 24 seconds
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Podquisition Episode 212: Long Live The Sonic Flesh

We need to talk about Sonic's horrifyingly muscular legs. Also, Smashed Brothers, BioWare, Street Fighter V ads, and other things!
13/12/20181 hour 9 minutes 28 seconds
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Podquisition Episode 211: Rise Up

We live in a society! Let's rise up together for an episode that discusses more Fallout nonsense, The Binding of Isaac card game, and the PlayStation Classic!
06/12/20181 hour 4 minutes 15 seconds
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The Spin-Off Doctors: Pixels (Our Final Pixelscast)

The best thing about yearly traditions is when they end. This will be the final word on Pixels, as we produce our third podcast about Adam Sandler's masterpiece.
30/11/20181 hour 25 minutes 49 seconds
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Podquisition 210: Take Me Home, Canvas Bag

We had to talk about the Fallout 76 canvas bag scandal. Also, more Pokemon, more mockery of Bethesda, and some sad dissection of Darksiders III.
29/11/20181 hour 11 minutes 19 seconds
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Podquisition Episode 209: Pokemon Is Late Stage Capitalism

A podcast of two halves, almost. Jim and Laura talk Pokemon Let's Go, then Jim and Gav dump hard on Fallout 76. The whole gang joins in for in-game gambling though.
23/11/20181 hour 22 minutes 13 seconds
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The Spin-Off Doctors: Castlevania Season 2

Netflix is back with more Castlevania. Twice as long, and ever better, so let's get into it!
16/11/20181 hour 19 minutes 57 seconds
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Podquisition Episode 208: Take Me Home, Country Roads

So how about that Fallout 76? I should point out, this podcast was recorded after only a few hours with the game, before your old pal Jim was utterly sick of it. Expect a more generous appraisal here, and that's saying something, because this appraisal isn't generous at all! Elsewhere, Pokemon Let's Go, a bit more Red Dead Redemption 2, and some o' that Spyro!
15/11/20181 hour 9 minutes 53 seconds
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Podquisition Episode 207: Fuck You & The Horse You Rode In On Simulator

The Quiet Man gets eviscerated like it deserves, Gav has more troubles with Red Dead, and HAPPY DRUMS GAME!
08/11/201857 minutes 44 seconds
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Podquisition Episode 206: DeltaTaleUnderRune

This week Gavin has a list of questions regarding Red Dead Redemption 2's more questionable elements. Also, Rockstar did a naughty thing! We discuss Deltarune, of course. Timestamp there is 46:09 - 57:30 if you totally want to avoid it!
02/11/20181 hour 8 minutes 51 seconds
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The Spin-Off Doctors: The Lawnmower Man

There are movies that have dated quite badly... and then there's this tale of broken ethics and jawdropping CGI.
30/10/20181 hour 48 minutes 29 seconds
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Podquisition Episode 205: Red Dead

Unsurprisingly, Red Dead Redemption 2 gets a lot of airtime. Also, plenty of our evil liberalisms, and a bit o' Dark Souls.
25/10/20181 hour 16 minutes 49 seconds
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Podquisition 204: Honey, I Married The Anime

This is definitely a podcast about videogames, not anime. Anyway, we talk about The Missing, Warriors Orochi, Switch NES 'romhack' fun, and of course that Red Dead Redemption 2 stuff.
19/10/20181 hour 5 minutes 20 seconds
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The Spin-Off Doctors: It Came From The Desert

This awful movie about moderately giant ants looks at a SyFy Original and wishes it could be that funny... and it's not like SyFy Originals set a very high bar.
12/10/20182 hours 13 minutes 48 seconds
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Podquisition Episode 203: Assassin's Bean

Because Rowan Atkinson would do well in an Ubisoft game.
11/10/20181 hour 8 minutes 13 seconds
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Podquisition Episode 202: You Are Already Drunk

Fist of the North Star, Assassin's Creed: Odyssey, Wandersong, and Monster Party!?
04/10/20181 hour 11 minutes 11 seconds
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Podquisition Episode 201: We Need To Talk About Bowsette

Bowsette, Nintendo Switch Online, shrinky horseballs, and Bowsette.
27/09/20181 hour 3 minutes 43 seconds
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The Spin-Off Doctors: Arcade

Ready Player Dumb.
26/09/20181 hour 46 minutes 46 seconds
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Podquisition Episode 200: It Is The 200th Episode!

We've somehow made it to 200 episodes of this weekly gibberish! We raise a glass of Fantarito and Cyberpunk beer, we go round the twist, we reminisce, and we talk about some of our favorite games of the past four years.
20/09/20181 hour 37 minutes 37 seconds
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Podquisition Episode 199: The Spidered Man

GOD DAMN IT, PETER PARKER, GET ME PHOTOS OF THAT SPIDER-MAN!
13/09/20181 hour 5 minutes 3 seconds
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The Spin-Off Doctors: Chasing Ghosts

A documentary about some fascinating men. And also Roy Shildt.
12/09/20181 hour 54 minutes 43 seconds
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Podquisition Episode 198: The Stink Of Desperation

On this week's episode, we talk about Spider-Man, and Laura's played some interesting games around London Town. Also, Gav is The Mistered Bright Sides.
06/09/20181 hour 9 minutes 39 seconds
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Podquisition Episode 197: I'm Glad The Cardboard is Still Doing Well

All the hots from Gamescom, including Cyberpunk 2077 and Man of Medan. Plus, more Shenmue, Donut County, and other stuff!
30/08/20181 hour 22 seconds
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The Spin-Off Doctors: Tomb Raider 2018

A competent movie. Let's talk about a competent movie.
28/08/20181 hour 33 minutes
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Podquisition Episode 196: The Stay Frosty Generation

Stay frosty! This week we talk about Shenmue, Ghost Recon, and all sorta of games we're looking forward to.
23/08/20181 hour 12 minutes 5 seconds
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The Spin-Off Doctors: Rampage

You'd think a movie about a GIANT WOLF would be less predictable.
16/08/20181 hour 35 minutes 11 seconds
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Podquisition Episode 195: Wee Crappy Poo

Turns out the whole gang had major issues with We Happy Few, aka We Unhappy Many. Oh dear.
16/08/20181 hour 2 minutes 7 seconds
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Podquisition Episode 194: ASBESTOS

On this week's asbestos-fueled podcast, we talk about We Happy Few, Dead Cells, Flipping Death, and Rise of the Tomb Raider.
09/08/20181 hour 5 minutes 7 seconds
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Podquisition Episode 193: It Ain't Getting Better For None Of Us

Hangovers are just the beginning of the aging process. Also, Deus Ex, God of War, Titan Quest, Hello Neighbor, Pure Electric Love, and Rick & Morty.
02/08/20181 hour 13 minutes 17 seconds
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Podquisition Episode 192: Fighter Hornblowing

What is up with those weird "sexy" games on Switch? Let's find out!
26/07/20181 hour 2 minutes 21 seconds
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The Spin-Off Doctors: Ready Player One

The least believable parts of this flick are the actual fantastical elements.
25/07/20182 hours 20 minutes 46 seconds
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Podquisition Episode 191: Sammy's Super T-Shirt

We uncover ancient movies about shirts while playing Octopath, Yakuza, and a game about sushi love.
19/07/20181 hour 3 minutes 37 seconds
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Podquisition Episode 190: Hot Gollum Action

Laura's off this week with feeling poorly, but we hold down the fort with Gollum and loads of impenetrable telly talk.
12/07/20181 hour 5 minutes 39 seconds
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The Spin-Off Doctors: Alone In The Dark 2

No. Just, no. No no no.
10/07/20182 hours 2 minutes 54 seconds
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Podquisition Episode 189: Cup o' Jim

With all the calm of a morning TV show, we rouse you from your slumber with our soothing chat. Also: Octopath Traveler, Sushi Strikers, Metro, and more!
05/07/20181 hour 6 minutes 37 seconds
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Podquisition Episode 188: Super Mario Sodomy

Porn? In MY Mario? Also on the docket: Figment, Mario Tennis Aces, and Rabbids.
28/06/20181 hour 2 minutes 37 seconds
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The Spin-Off Doctors: Dante's Inferno

They call it "an animated epic." That's putting it strongly.
26/06/20181 hour 16 minutes 23 seconds
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Podquisition Episode 187: Shit And Dead Animals

Fortnite and Paladins are on Switch and introducing old people to the new hotness. Elsewhere, childhood horrors and Waluigi problems.
21/06/20181 hour 9 minutes 31 seconds
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Podquisition 186: The E3 One That We Did

The gang chats all things E3, including Fallout 76, Smash, The Last of Us Part 2, Anthem, and all the bollocks in between.
14/06/20181 hour 12 minutes 46 seconds
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Podquisition Episode 185: Chicanery & Shenanigans At The F*ckboy Circus

We talk about Anor Londo, Another World, and catch up on Nintendo's free-to-start Pokemon mindblower. Also, Agony is a terrible videogame.
07/06/20181 hour 2 minutes 59 seconds
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Podquisition Episode 184: Legokemon

This week we look at a lot of new Pokemon announcements, have a spirited discussion about Detroit, and we all played that there Dark Souls.
31/05/20181 hour 37 minutes 56 seconds
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The Spin-off Doctors: Jumanji - Welcome To The Jungle

Okay, none of us were prepared for how bloody good this was. Seriously better than it has any right to be.
30/05/20182 hours 17 minutes 49 seconds
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Podquisition Episode 183: Bodyslammed In My Butt

On today's show, Laura discusses Detroit: Become Human, which she has played, as well as Dark Souls Remastered. Elsewhere, we chat about Pokemon, bodyslams, and the PS4's lifecycle.
24/05/20181 hour 2 minutes 39 seconds
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Podquisition Episode 182: Nintendo Gotta Nintendo

We naturally give Nintendo a bit of a kicking for their Switch Online plans, as well as chat about Bloodborne (shock!), Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition, and loads more!
17/05/20181 hour 3 minutes 36 seconds
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The Spin-off Doctors: The King Of Kong

We wipe our butts, we lose our luggage, and we lament as Brian Kuh is Brian Kuh.
15/05/20182 hours 14 minutes 37 seconds
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Podquisition 181: Electric Six Dungeon

On a stuffed episode of Podquisition, we talk about Nintendo Labo, Tacoma, Dark Souls, mental health, Spotify's Electric Six obsession, and much more.
10/05/20181 hour 39 minutes 9 seconds
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Podquisition Episode 180: Harold & Kumar Go To White Kratos

It's almost all God of War, but we throttle some Harry Potter in there somewhere.
03/05/20181 hour 5 minutes 6 seconds
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Podquisition Episode 179: Welcome To POD

Jim Sterling sings the theme tune to make up for being unable to do the rest of the show. Laura and Gav therefore host POD, all of the podding without the 'quisitioning.
26/04/20181 hour 1 minute 30 seconds
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Podquisition Episode 178: UBOS

The gang has to rely on USER GENERATED CONTENT and the Ultimate Book of Spells to make a lean news week into a fun podcast!
19/04/20181 hour 27 seconds
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Podquisition Episode 177: We're Now A PUBG Clone

We mentioned frying pans too many times, now our podcast copied PUBG! Elsewhere, we chat about Extinction, Gav's Warframe experience, and more Pokemon shenanigans. Also, some silliness about a loose-lipped NIS boss!
12/04/20181 hour 3 minutes 46 seconds
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The Spin-off Doctors: Far Cry 5 - Inside Eden's Gate

Ubisoft does a wank for thirty minutes.
10/04/20181 hour 55 seconds
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Podquisition Episode 176: Nintendo Switch Blight Town

We all know Dark Souls is coming to Nintendo Switch, but we also realized something this week... if Dark Souls is coming to Switch, so too is Blight Town. In addition to that horror, we talk more Far Cry 5, chat about Minit, and give Octopath Traveler some love. Also, Laura played Dark Souls remastered.
05/04/20181 hour 6 minutes 47 seconds
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Podquisition Episode 175: Type O Piss Cassette

The gang gives Far Cry 5 a good going over, and some hot takes threaten to boil the abundant piss.
29/03/20181 hour 3 minutes 46 seconds
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The Spin-off Doctors: Castlevania

Your movie boys hang out with Dracula on Netflix n' that.
28/03/20181 hour 33 minutes 47 seconds
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Podquisition Episode 174: Nintendo's Cardboard Dildo

This week, the gang talks some more Kirby, chats about Sea of Thieves, and dabbles in movie chat.
22/03/20181 hour 1 second
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Podquisition Episode 173: Kirby's Valentines Vomit

Kirby does some loving sick as we discuss Kirby Star Allies, Ghost of a Tale, Ni no Kuni II, and how news media needs to clean up its own act before talking about violent videogames.
15/03/20181 hour 9 minutes 49 seconds
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The Spin off Doctors: Sonic The Hedgehog - The Movie

Do not listen to this episode, please.
13/03/20182 hours 35 minutes 32 seconds
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Podquisition Episode 172: Celeste

This week we talk a lot about Celeste, the latest Assassin's Creed DLC, Detention, Kirby Star Allies, and more. Also, let's laugh at The Sun's latest attack campaign... on people who can read books properly.
08/03/20181 hour 1 minute 35 seconds
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Podquisition Episode 171: Neg Neg Neg Neg Neg

On today's energetic episode, we talk about Super Seducer and the "dating guru" who used the DMCA to prove his manhood. Elsewhere, we chat about Metal Gear Survive's wankery, PAX runners buying games media, and the difficulty in archiving game experiences.
01/03/20181 hour 10 seconds
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The Spin-off Doctors: Hitman - Agent 47

"You're locked in here with me" and other cliches!
27/02/20181 hour 39 minutes 52 seconds
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Podquisition Episode 170: Carry On Up The Bayonetta

This week we talk about Metal Gear Survive, Bayonetta, and how crap YouTube is. So, a good week!
22/02/20181 hour 9 minutes 7 seconds
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Podquisition 169: What They DID To Zhang He

Naturally, Jim laments Dynasty Warriors 9 for a long time alongside Laura. Elsewhere, Gav still hasn't reached the Second Dream.
15/02/20181 hour 7 minutes 57 seconds
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The Spin-off Doctors: Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children

Really good for a high school fan-film!
13/02/20181 hour 43 minutes 42 seconds
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Podquisition Episode 168: Gav's Piss Story

This week, we have a story about public urination. Elsewhere, we chat about Warframe and blackmail, Monster Hunter World, and Iron Maiden. As ya do.
08/02/20181 hour 6 minutes 3 seconds
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Podquisition 167: You Don't Have To Be A Hard Penis

On this week's show, we chat about Monster Hunter World, Sterdust's next appearance on February 10th, Gavin's Warframe experience, and the story mode of Genital Jousting.  Also, there's a mistake made with a lot of CBD oil.
01/02/20181 hour 21 minutes
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The Spin-off Doctors: Resident Evil The Final Chapter

At last... at long last... the story of how Alice is better than everybody in the whole world concludes.  For now.
30/01/20182 hours 12 minutes 50 seconds
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Podquisition Episode 166: Black Mirrored

The gang talks about television a lot, but finally gets around to videogames at some point.
25/01/20181 hour 10 minutes 36 seconds
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Podquisition Episode 165: Warframe, Baby!

The gang chats Warframe, Pokemon, and some other stuffs!
18/01/20181 hour 46 seconds
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The Spin-off Doctors: Far Cry

MEMORY FRAGMENT UNLOCKED!
17/01/20181 hour 23 minutes 37 seconds
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Podquisition Episode 164: Down To Clop

There's too much sex for us to do, and clopping's just the start of it. Elsewhere, Laura's discovery of Battle Chef Brigade is energetic, Gav goes back to Nier, and Jim reminds us of the virtues of Rayman Legends. Oh and we had no idea what that Switch Direct was about!
11/01/20181 hour 3 minutes 17 seconds
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Podquisition Episode 163: Heavy Metal Lighthouse Siren

The gang get ready to ROCK... on a lighthouse. Or something. Also, videogames!
04/01/20181 hour 22 minutes 1 second
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The Spin-off Doctors: Dead Space - Downfall

It's not fit for purpose.
02/01/20182 hours 5 minutes 5 seconds
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Podquisition Episode 162: Krampus Simulator 2018

The gang discusses the ultimate Krampus power fantasy.  Elsewhere, we talk about Blossom Tales, PUBG, and Gorogoa!
28/12/201759 minutes 31 seconds
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Podquisition Episode 161: Mr. Crimble's Christmas Crumble Kids

Holiday traditions to delight and amuse! We spend a lot of time talking about Xenoblade Chronicles 2 while Gav plays some Tomb Raider in 4K. Also, what we're looking forward to in 2018.
21/12/20171 hour 22 minutes 53 seconds
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The Spin-off Doctors: The Wizard

I love the Power Glove. It's bad.
19/12/20172 hours 32 minutes 30 seconds
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Podquisition Episode 160: Norman Reedus Has A Neck Baby

On this week's episode, we talk about that wacky Death Stranding trailer, and react IN REAL TIME to Patreon's surprise reversal. Elsewhere, we chat about an old RPG, a less old RPG, and some other things!
14/12/20171 hour 9 minutes 7 seconds
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Podquisition Episode 159: MONADO BOY!

Fancy meeting you here, MONADO BOY! We discuss Xenoblade Chronicles 2, an unexpected Portal spin-off, and the tragedy of amiibo cereal.
07/12/20171 hour 1 minute 46 seconds
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The Spin-off Doctors: Pixels Movie Commentary

We actually sat through and commentated through this whole horrible trainwreck. What a treat. What a goddamn treat.
05/12/20171 hour 55 minutes 30 seconds
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Podquisition Episode 158: STERstruck

As Sterdust prepares to dazzle Jackson on January 6, we deal with the post-release lull and talk bollocks. EA can't stop being rubbish, Skyrim is on Switch, and other things!
30/11/20171 hour 10 minutes 40 seconds
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Podquisition Episode 157: F*ck The FCC

It's Thanksgiving, which means very little is happening. However, since EA messed up loot boxes so royally, we have much to discuss there. Also, the FCC is rubbish, Skyrim's alright on Switch, and Gav likes the new Thor film.
23/11/20171 hour 2 minutes 12 seconds
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The Spin-off Doctors: In The Name Of The King II - Two Worlds

King Chad of the Larp Kingdom defends his styrofoam fortress from a cartoon wyvern NOT A DRAGON A WYVERN!
21/11/20171 hour 34 minutes 47 seconds
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Podquisition Episode 156: Darth Vendor

It's difficult to talk about anything other than the sheer mess that has been Star Wars Battlefront II. We discuss 2017's most controversial game while refreshing its subreddit waiting for EA DICE's ill-fated AMA to start. Also, Hand of Fate 2, DOOM for Switch, and some other stuff!
16/11/20171 hour 13 minutes 52 seconds
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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.
09/11/20171 hour 10 minutes 27 seconds
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The Spin-off Doctors: eXistenZ

It's about things going in butts, basically. Also videogames, to a lesser degree.
07/11/20172 hours 3 minutes 42 seconds
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Podquisition Episode 154: Trick Or Treason

Halloween may be over, but this assortment of monsters is still ready to spook ya with gaming nonsense! This week we mostly talk about the games we've been playing, chiefly Super Mario Odyssey, Wolfenstein II, and that Assassin one.
02/11/20171 hour 7 minutes 27 seconds
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Podquisition Episode 153: Moons Deep In The Mario

This week, Mario Odyssey takes center stage, but we chat plenty about Assassin's Creed Origins as well. One of us weren't allowed to play the latest Ubisoft game, because U-play wouldn't let them.
26/10/20171 hour 14 minutes 28 seconds
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The Spin-off Doctors: Street Fighter - The Legend of Chun-Li

Oh screw everything. Time for another mistake. Let's talk about a film that is definitely not a comedy like Rush Hour. All it has are those Billy Zane eyes.
24/10/20172 hours 3 minutes 49 seconds
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Podquisition Episode 152: That Would Be An Ecunemical Matter

We went far too long without a Father Ted reference. Anyway, we chat more Shadow of War, discuss The Evil Within 2, and dump on WWE 2K18 a little. Also, you damn right we chatted about Activision and Visceral.
19/10/20171 hour 8 minutes 20 seconds
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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!
12/10/20171 hour 12 minutes 6 seconds
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The Spin-off Doctors: Onechanbara - Bikini Samurai Squad

This podcast was a terrible mistake and we're all very sorry.
10/10/20171 hour 17 minutes 13 seconds
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Podquisition Episode 150: Fart Porn Specialist

On this week's classy 'cast, we discuss very specific pornography. This is a videogame podcast. We also talk about Golf Story, Pinball FX3, and Hob, as well as lots of other stuff!
05/10/20171 hour 3 minutes 1 second
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Podquisition Episode 149: Iwata In The Machine

Iwata is the Ghost in the Machine now, which cements his coolness. Elsewhere, the PS Vita has a bad time, the Atari Box is a thing, and that Assassin's Creed gold head is horrible.
28/09/20171 hour 4 minutes 36 seconds
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The Spin-off Doctors: Heavenly Sword (2014)

On its own, Heavenly Sword is a fairly mediocre and badly animated CG movie. Contextualized, it's AMAZINGLY awful. What they managed to do while having access to the source material is an incredible testament to how badly you can screw up when you clearly don't give a damn.
26/09/20172 hours 3 minutes 26 seconds
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Podquisition Episode 148: The Slimer Fleshlight

The PQ Crew asks very important Ghostbusters questions. Also, we chat about the grind of Destiny 2's endgame, Final Fantasy IX is nice, and the Outsider dies. Oh, and Mario's nipples are a thing.
21/09/20171 hour 5 minutes
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Podquisition Episode 147: Does Mario's Hat F*ck?

Björk visits the studio, remasters are happening, and there's loads of obvious Destiny 2 talk. Oh, and we also have to confront horrible truths about sentient hat.
14/09/20171 hour 11 minutes 27 seconds
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The Spin-off Doctors: Tomb Raider: The Cradle Of Life

What happens when one Nobel Prize isn't enough? This happens.
12/09/20171 hour 33 minutes 57 seconds
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Podquisition Episode 146: Knack Is The Bing Of Mascot Platformers

This week we talk about the big games we stuck our hands into, chiefly Destiny 2 and Knack 2. Also, Game of Thrones, Mario isn't a plumber, and this podcast is haunted.
07/09/20171 hour 8 minutes 30 seconds
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Podquisition Episode 145: Noctis' Mons Pubis

Final Fantasy and Assassin's Creed team up to make sick happen, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is finally here, and we're definitely not loading our Raspberry Pi with SNES games.
31/08/20171 hour 3 minutes 30 seconds
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The Spin-off Doctors: BloodRayne 2: Deliverance

Uwe Boll's awfulness returns for another ill-advised dip in the BloodRayne ocean. This time, vampire cowboys.
29/08/20171 hour 19 minutes 11 seconds
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Podquisition Episode 144: Harold The Giraffe

We'll never find out why Harold the Giraffe is allowed in schools. Elsewhere, we detail the sad fate of McBusted, The SNES Classic preorders are an unsurprising mess, and some videogame stuff happened!
24/08/20171 hour 8 minutes 44 seconds
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Podquisition Episode 143: The Dark Souls Of Eyes Wide Shut

Orgies are discussed, as is the way of things. Elsewhere, we talk about developers who tell naughty lies, Jim Sterling becoming Undertale canon, Sonic Mania, Agents of Mayhem, and more.
17/08/201757 minutes 40 seconds
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The Spin-off Doctors: Tron

The boys go into the diiiiiigital woooorld and see what's happening when computers are evil and stuff.
15/08/20171 hour 33 minutes 38 seconds
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Podquisition Episode 142: A Trail Of Blood And Spunk

I didn't wanna call today's episode what it is. You can thank Gav and Splatoon 2 for that. Otherwise, let's chat about Shadow of War's loot boxes, the curse of Hellblade, and how millennials destroyed vinyl LPs.
10/08/20171 hour 16 minutes 5 seconds
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Podquisition Episode 141: Drawing Geralt's Bath Sausage

Builders get their knobs out, everybody knows this. It's part of the construction gig. Elsewhere, The Witcher 3 has a coloring book, GameStop hates its employees, and Warframe gets some discussion.
03/08/20171 hour 21 minutes 45 seconds
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The Spin- off Doctors: Resident Evil Retribution

I think that's the right one. Seriously, these Resident Evil movies have become impossible to sort out. Anyway, it copies Dawn of the Dead and Aliens, so let's see how that works!
01/08/20171 hour 12 minutes 33 seconds
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Podquisition Episode 140: Bird-Faced People Eating Arses

This week, we describe social media in terms of a Hell painting, and give our thoughts on Splatoon 2 and Pyre. Meanwhile, Gav's played more Destiny, and Pokemon Go had an event that... well... didn't quite go.
27/07/20171 hour 6 minutes 43 seconds
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Podquisition Episode 139: Grandma Nintendo

There is no potential for Grandma Nintendo as a character. Meanwhile, we focus surprisingly on videogames this week, how about that!? Destiny 2 thoughts, Unity Engine, and the AtariBox, plus more!
20/07/20171 hour 2 minutes 44 seconds
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The Spin-off Doctors: Pokemon The Movie 2000

Okay, I got Pokemon wrong. We're doing Pokemon The Movie 2000, not The Return of Mewtwo. That's a different one. At any rate, here's the next Pokemon movie. It's got magic birds in it.
18/07/20171 hour 6 minutes 8 seconds
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Podquisition Episode 138: Rectal Urgency

Your pal Jim Sterling is back from gall bladder surgery after having to cancel last week. It's time to talk about Crash Bandicoot, terrible PS4 developers, and loads of other bollocks!
13/07/20171 hour 3 minutes 28 seconds
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The Spin-off Doctors: Tekken

You know... this really isn't all that bad. At least it's an actual movie.
05/07/20171 hour 47 minutes 1 second
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Podquisition Episode 137: Physical Contact Speed

The SNES Classic will definitely be a better situation than... oh. Oh it wasn't. Okay then. Elsewhere, we look at some console shovelware, we examine publisher lies, and talk some other bollocks.
29/06/20171 hour 2 minutes 39 seconds
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Jim Won't Give Ian His VR: Episode 3

I should point out that Ian and I are friends, because otherwise this episode would come off really harsh. More than normal. But anyway, let's hear about human wreckage, being Jason Voorhees for a joke, and Benjamin Button as a film critic.
28/06/201754 minutes 12 seconds
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Podquisition Episode 136: Mario The Soul Catcher

On this week's episode, Nintendo tries to clarify that Mario doesn't possess anybody. It's worse than that. Elsewhere, we chat about the weather, Wolfenstein, and more Nintendo bollocks.
22/06/20171 hour 2 minutes 49 seconds
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The Spin-off Doctors: Assassin's Creed

The worst movie we've done. Period.
20/06/20171 hour 28 minutes 46 seconds
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Podquisition Episode 135: F*ckable Bowser E32017

It's E3 time! Podquisition talks about the press briefings and news, as well as how choice Bowser looks now. Be it Microsoft, Nintendo, Sony, Ubisoft, or EA, we've got all the bollocks for ya!
14/06/20171 hour 8 minutes 53 seconds
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Podquisition Episode 134: Ubisoft Is A Glazed Sh*t Donut

Ubisoft's new logo looks like a coiled dog turd in the summer heat, so it's the perfect logo, really. Elsewhere, Greenlight is dead, Splatoon 2's headset shenanigans are perfectly Nintendo, and did we mention Greenlight is dead!?
08/06/20171 hour 22 minutes 43 seconds
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Podquisition Episode 133: There Will Be No Seaman Puns In This Week's Title

Is Seaman coming back? We can only bloody hope. It'll be more interesting than Far Cry 5 outrage. Elsewhere, we talk about the lifespan of jokes, and we chat about Rime, Friday the 13th, and Tekken 7.
01/06/20171 hour 13 minutes 26 seconds
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Podquisition Episode 132: I Could Crush You From The Testicles Outwards

A day early, but still a dollar short, your Podquisition crew talks literal bollocks for a good while before trying to talk about some videogames. Elsewhere, Mario + Rabbids is a thing, as is Destiny 2, and so is avacado toast!
24/05/20171 hour 7 minutes 14 seconds
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The Spin-off Doctors: House of the Dead II

The Spin-off Doctors: House of the Dead II by Jimquisition
23/05/20171 hour 53 minutes 49 seconds
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Podquisition Episode 131: Kissy Kissy Penis

The Podquisition crew gain reality-warping powers and use them irresponsibly. Elsewhere, more Prey talk, discussions about The Surge, and Ubisoft gets its E3 games out early.
18/05/20171 hour 2 minutes 15 seconds
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Podquisition Episode 130: Two Minutes To Midnight

Gav joins Iron Maiden and a scary ghost haunts the Podquisition. Elsewhere, we chat about Prey, Bethesda's putting its trademark foot down again, and something something Vanquish.
11/05/20171 hour 4 minutes 27 seconds
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The Spin-off Doctors: Alone In The Dark

Christian Slater is the Ruby Tuesday's of acting in this miserable Uwe Boll shitheap.
09/05/20171 hour 39 minutes 50 seconds
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Podquisition Episode 129: Link Does A Gaper

We talk about the "cheeky" DLC coming to Breath of the Wild, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe's majesty, Little Nightmares, and probably other games too! Elsewhere, Laura's gonna do a wee, and Gavin's joined the ranks of the beggarati.
04/05/20171 hour 14 minutes 1 second
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Jim Won't Give Ian His VR: Episode 2

The comment section becomes a dysfunctional police station as Ian Boldsworth bites back.
02/05/20171 hour 8 minutes 13 seconds
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Podquisition Episode 128: Have A Look At My Night Trap

So they're rereleasing Night Trap. That's a thing that is happening. Also, we talk about Outlast 2 and Flinthook, Platinum Games is making waves on PC, and Gavin's still playing Zelda.
27/04/20171 hour 15 minutes 36 seconds
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The Spin-off Doctors: Ratchet & Clank

So Ratchet & Clank sure is a movie, huh. Yep. Conrad's supplemental, along with visual aids, can be found here: http://conradzimmerman.com/spin-off-doctors-supplemental-ratchet-clank/
25/04/20171 hour 56 minutes 34 seconds
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Podquisition Episode 127: Prepare To Dine

Gavin upsets canon and has to be taken to one side, while we lament a generation that won't watch Beverly Hills Cop III. Elsewhere, the SNES Classic might be a thing, there's more Switch bollocks, and Namco Bandai prepares to dine.
20/04/20171 hour 3 minutes 43 seconds
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Jim Won't Give Ian His VR: Episode 1

Comedian and podcaster Ian Boldsworth wants Jim Sterling's virtual reality headset. Jim Sterling doesn't want to give it to him. Witness the beginning of one man's attempt to psychologically break someone in the name of free stuff.
18/04/20171 hour 38 minutes 45 seconds
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Podquisition Episode 126: Peter Molyneux Bangs Peter Moore... David Cage Watches

It's easy as one, two, six! This week, Buster Keaton faces the ultimate challenge, Pathfinder Ryder needs a damn cellphone, and Bayonetta is on PC now. Also, the Scorpio is still a thing, The Sexy Brutale is brilliant, and Peter Moore is so naughty!
13/04/20171 hour 4 minutes 5 seconds
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The Spin-off Doctors: Mortal Kombat Annihilation

"That tattoo, I've seen it before. On a woman and a robot. They both tried to kill me." Mortal Kombat: Annihilation is, in a word, glorious. Let the Spin-off Doctors tell you why, and peruse some hot gif action while you listen: http://conradzimmerman.com/spin-off-doctors-supplemental-mortal-kombat-annihilation/
11/04/20172 hours 30 minutes 43 seconds
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Podquisition Episode 125: Battle Of The Ultimate Music Boys

We gather the best boys in music for a showdown that will live on forever... or for a week, anyway. As if that wasn't enough (and it should be), we talk more Zelda, we deal with that Yooka-Laylee thing, and Seattle was pretty cool!
06/04/20171 hour 31 minutes 45 seconds
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Podquisition Episode 124: I Still Like PeeBee

Podquisition is up a day early because Jim will be cleaning up some dirty in Seattle. Settle in for the usual slop. Game talk, interruptions, Andromeda. Oh, and some... "preview" words of warning regarding Yooka-Laylee.
29/03/20171 hour 17 minutes 49 seconds
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The Spin-off Doctors: Brainscan

Ed Furlong and T. Ryder Smith team up to create a movie that could have been a B movie classic if it didn't get everything so very wrong. Nevertheless, a personal favorite and an interesting curio for those into game-themed cinema. Yes indeed.
28/03/20171 hour 36 minutes 10 seconds
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Podquisition Episode 123: Welcome To The Fockers, Son!

Things get interesting in this one, holy moly! Let's talk about Nier: Automata, Horizon's music, Mass Effect: Andromeda, and then let's get really weird!
23/03/20171 hour 12 minutes 33 seconds
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Podquisition Episode 122: What The Cuck Is This Anal Bum Party?

This episode's suffering will be legendary, even in Hell. There are no rails in sight as we hurdle from sincere divulgences to Metacritic mayhem, angry people, and extramarital shenanigans. Somehow, we also get a lot of game chat, from more Zelda thoughts to a hot take on Nier: Automata and more!
16/03/20172 hours 1 minute 17 seconds
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The Spin-off Doctors: In The Name Of The King - A Dungeon Siege Tale

Somehow we managed to bag two Matthew Lillard movies in a row. This time around, he's much more in his element as the evil Duke Fallow... but what is that accent? Elsewhere, King Burt Reynolds has ninjas, Ron Perlman wants the chicken, and we make this movie sound 10,000 times more interesting than it actually is.
14/03/20171 hour 49 minutes 4 seconds
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Podquisition Episode 121: I Have A Rubber Fish Helmet

Unsurprisingly, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and the Nintendo Switch are the big topics of discussion. Also, rubber fish helmets!
09/03/20171 hour 14 minutes 36 seconds
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Podquisition Episode 120: Breath Of The Wild 12/10!

Laura has access to a Nintendo Switch, so tune in for impressions of the console, as well as the 12/10 rated Breath of the Wild! Also, more thoughts on Horizon: Zero Dawn, and some of the most alarming tangents you'll hear in a videogame podcast.
02/03/20171 hour 28 minutes 56 seconds
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The Spin-off Doctors: Wing Commander

Oh hello there, it's time to have a bad time. We call this time the Bad Time Time. Wing Commander is not a very good movie, but we watched it anyway. A 1999 movie that looks like it was made in the 1980s, featuring a plot that makes no sense, a lack of antagonists, and the worst space navy in the universe, it's one of those films that might have been entertainingly bad if it wasn't just plain bad. Anyway, your Movie Boys try and make it interesting for you.
28/02/20171 hour 52 minutes 29 seconds
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Podquisition Episode 119: Bohemian Like You

We got singing! We got Horizon: Zero Dawn impressions! We got immediate reactions to the lawsuit dismissal (this was recorded that very day). Suffice to say we got a damn show, kids!
23/02/20171 hour 8 minutes 31 seconds
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Podquisition Episode 118: Skeleton Warnings

The nature of skeletons, rabbit sex antics, and the highness of the woman in the song about a woman being high. What more could you want? Videogame talk? We got that as well. Thoughts on For Honor, reactions to the Breath of the Wild season pass, and more Nioh bollocks. You want more? We have AT LEAST SOME OTHER THINGS!
16/02/20171 hour 12 minutes
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The Spin-off Doctors: Resident Evil - Afterlife

Alice is better than everybody who was ever in a Resident Evil videogame. Remember that! More undead gibberish is here, with only Good Wesker providing any sort of relief. How will your Movie Boys cope? Well, one of them sorta liked it!
14/02/20171 hour 44 minutes 54 seconds
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Podquisition Episode 117: Easy D

The Podquisition crew seeks Easy D in a new episode that features Nioh discussion, Fire Emblem Heroes, and Conan's intimate regions. Also, Wii Us aren't being made anymore, E3 is open to the public, and Brazzers gives Metal Gear Solid some Easy D!
09/02/20171 hour 3 minutes 15 seconds
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Podquisition Episode 116: F*cking Embargo For Nioh Went Up

Nioh's review embargo lifted by some of us were too busy playing Nioh to notice. Enjoy some first thoughts about Nioh, everybody! As well as that, we discuss the Nintendo Switch's apparent online price, chat about Resident Evil 7's early DLC, and say some other shit. Also it's just Jim n' Gav this week. It's quite the laid back little chat.
02/02/20171 hour 6 minutes 30 seconds
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The Spin-off Doctors: The Angry Birds Movie

Look, you can't not talk about The Angry Birds Movie and avoid a political discussion. I mean... you can... but we couldn't. And it's not so much discussion as it is gleefully reveling in our SJWishness and if you don't like it, you'll have to listen to another show. I mean it's gleeful. Also, this movie is crap.
31/01/20171 hour 44 minutes 26 seconds
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Podquisition Episode 115: Del Toro's Angry Bedtime

On a jovial episode, we celebrate Resident Evil 7 being really quite nice, and wonder exactly what the deal is with Life of Black Tiger. Elsewhere, Kojima and Del Toro live together in a one-bedroom flat, and the crew talks about bad interviews.
26/01/20171 hour 5 minutes 16 seconds
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Podquisition Episode 114: Switch

The Nintendo Switch is the big news of the week, so we chat about that for the most part. Also, Yakuza 0 is great and the Assassin's Creed movie is rubbish.
19/01/20171 hour 7 minutes 23 seconds
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The Spin-off Doctors: Max Payne

Marky Mark avenges his dead family with zero film noir charm and plenty of pointless angel monsters. Your movie boys look at this wannabe Dark Knight sequel and questions the many questionable decisions involved.
18/01/20171 hour 48 minutes 45 seconds
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Podquisition Episode 113: Industrial Sexpionage

Sexy espionage is on the loose, Mario does a poo for McDonald's, and Pornhub has an interesting offer for a certain special boy. Elsewhere, we talk some more about the Nintendo Switch, we discuss the true adult fear, and we actually SAY the words Star Citizen.
12/01/20171 hour 5 minutes 2 seconds
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Podquisition Episode 112: You Disgusting Apes

It's the first Podquisition of 2017, and that means... there's not much news to talk about. Nevertheless, your intrepid crew managed to talk a load of bollocks for an hour, so that's good!
05/01/20171 hour 4 minutes 18 seconds
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The Spin-off Doctors: Street Fighter II - The Animated Movie

The Movie Boys are back to discuss Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie. Let us enjoy this classic anime, or at least that one bit. Guile is useless, M. Bison is naughty, and Sagat can heal up a scar in a really short amount of time.
03/01/20171 hour 42 minutes 50 seconds
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Podquisition Episode 111: There's No Audience In Animal Penis Discussion

Is there an audience for animal penis talk? We find out as the hard questions get asked! In a reflective episode, the crew talk about 2016, looking back on the games they liked and naming the podcast's collective ultimate game of the year! Also, playing games with vaginal clenching. What a laugh!
29/12/20161 hour 12 minutes 39 seconds
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Podquisition Episode 110: Gay

It should come as no surprise that the Podquisition gang has plenty to say about Tracer's recent queer revelations (good stuff, obviously). Outside of that, Gavin tries to infiltrate the show with sly music talk, the Nintendo Switch got some new patent details, and one of us doesn't think Super Mario Run is very good.
22/12/20161 hour 6 minutes 43 seconds
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The Spin-off Doctors: Super Mario Bros.

As a Christmas treat, your lovable Movie Boys pick one of the most anticipated movies to cover in their hot analysis. Join us as we take a merry look at Super Mario Bros.
21/12/20161 hour 58 minutes 18 seconds
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Podquisition Episode 109: I Had A Plastic Cock (And Mum Didn't Care)

A discussion about Wicked Willies becomes a Jim Sterling origin story, hasty rewrites result in a superior Final Fantasy XV porn parody, and Gav's Music Corner leads to some lovely Cardiacs discussion. Elsewhere, there's talk of Super Mario Run, a changed opinion on The Last Guardian, and Nintendo pretends it invented Minecraft first.
15/12/20161 hour 21 minutes 6 seconds
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Podquisition Episode 108: President Of The Giant Bird-Dog People

This week, the team chat about The Last Guardian and Dead Rising 4, plus the disagreement over Dishonored 2 continues. Elsewhere, Gav chats music, we make fun of The Game Advertisements, and something something Telltale Games.
08/12/20161 hour 12 minutes 9 seconds
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The Spin-off Doctors: Postal

Your movie boys are here to discuss Postal, a movie that's shocking in more ways than one. Sure, the content is offensive, but Uwe Boll made a... competent videogame movie? Let's discuss the jokes and the goofs in this violent jawdropper, while comparing it to how unfunny Pixels is.
06/12/20162 hours 22 minutes 26 seconds
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Podquisition Episode 107: David Cage In A Power Rangers Porno

Superbunnyhop joins Jim and Laura to discuss a Power Rangers porn spoof that has a David Cage-looking guy in it. Elsewhere, we talk about Final Fantasy XV, amazing pizza feats, and more bollocks about No Man's Sky.
01/12/20161 hour 10 minutes 53 seconds
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Podquisition Episode 106: Boglins & Fleshlights

On this week's sort-of-a-bit Thanksgiving episode, the gang discusses glang words for naughty bits and some of them are really rank. Gavin gets his words in on Watch Dogs 2, the gang debates Dishonored 2, and there's a lot of chat about what Pokemon Sun/Moon does right/wrong. Also Boglins and fleshlights... the winner's choice!
24/11/20161 hour 36 minutes 7 seconds
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The Spin-off Doctors: Pixels

Despite already suffering through the movie once for a special livestream, your movie boys watched Pixels again - sober this time - for a feature-length evisceration. Watching it twice without chemical help? It's so, so much worse. Enjoy your Thanksgiving punishment, as two distressed men pull Adam Sandler's dumpster fire to pieces while taking time to provide extensive rewrites that would have made it so much better... or at least something.
22/11/20163 hours 40 minutes 23 seconds
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Podquisition Episode 105: Vaginas Are The Weed Of Videogames

The biggest news on everybody's "lips" is that a vagina's being patched out of Watch Dogs 2. This is important! In other news, we have Jim Trinca on the show! He's sick. So is the other Jim. We make it work. Also, GAME makes legal threats, Judge Dredd, and news from your pal Sterling's trip to New York!
17/11/20161 hour 28 minutes 29 seconds
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Podquisition Episode 104: Weed Wuh-Wuh-Weed Wuh-Wuh-Weed

On this episode, who knows what happened? Your main host bails halfway through because of BUSINESS but the memes have our bases covered. Happy second anniversary, Podquisition! What a great celebration we had!
10/11/20161 hour 20 minutes 13 seconds
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The Spin-off Doctors: Warcraft

Two very confused men pick apart two hours of namedropping and excessive CGI to produce a shambles of a podcast. Considering what we were working with, it's amazing how well we pulled through. Next episode is Pixels. Help us all.
08/11/20162 hours 5 minutes 45 seconds
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Podquisition Episode 103: Titanf*cked

On another bloody episode, we talk about why Titanfall 2 is good and why it'll probably fail, we chat Skyrim, and we hate that fox in World of Final Fantasy. Also - Boglins, Australia, and animals ripping other animals to bits.
03/11/20161 hour 43 minutes 46 seconds
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Podquisition Episode 102: Pounded In The Butt

On a poundin' episode of Podquisition, your WILD CARD Jim Sterling is revealed to be appearing in an actual Chuck Tingle game. Also, some AAA publishers don't like him very much. Elsewhere, we talk about Owlboy, Battlefield 1, and naturally dissect the Nintendo Switch. WILD CARD!
27/10/20161 hour 41 minutes 32 seconds
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The Spin-off Doctors: Silent Hill Revelation 3D

Get ready for the HOT BEAN FACTS on this beautiful struggle of an episode. Spider mannequins, inept detectives, and Jon Snow all feature in this delicious trawl through the treasure chest that is Silent Hill Revelation 3D! Also, Malcolm McDowell wearing a net.
25/10/20161 hour 55 minutes 31 seconds
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Podquisition Episode 101: Red Dead Erection (aka Grimer's Pisslips)

On a rip-roarin' episode of Podquisition, we discuss Red Dead Redemption 2 and the disappearance of clever naming conventions. Also, we chat more Mafia III, more Pokermans, and more other stuff. I know there's other stuff. I can't remember any of it.
20/10/20161 hour 34 minutes
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Podquisition Episode 100: Lesbian Pussy Cider Rum

Podquisition's made it to 100 episodes! To celebrate, the gang make liquid mistakes as Laura drinks pussy rum and Jim becomes a live mixologist. Also, Gavin played Gears of War 4. We chat about Cuphead, more VR bollocks, the music of Pulp, and loads more. It's a 100-episode nonsense spectacular!
13/10/20161 hour 57 minutes 37 seconds
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The Spin-off Doctors: Resident Evil Extinction

Dr. Isaacs and his mother lived alone in a small house on a hill... Your favorite Movie Boys are back to look at the third film in the Resident Evil movie franchise... and it's not great. Idiot crows, a girl called K-Mart, and the Worst Wesker are all to be found in this wannabe Mad Max.
11/10/20161 hour 34 minutes 5 seconds
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Podquisition Episode 99: You Gotta Shoot The Clown Babies

It's the 99th episode of Podquisition and we celebrate by doing the same thing we always do - talk bollocks. This week, we discuss PlayStation VR and the need to shoot clown babies with Move controllers. There's also more sad hope for Beyond Good & Evil 2. As if that wasn't enough, Gears of War 4 thoughts and Gavin playing Splinter Cell: Blacklist. Yay!
06/10/20161 hour 30 minutes 23 seconds
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Podquisition Episode 98: Full Sexual Intercourse

Sociopolitical commentary happens on this episode. You have been warned. But seriously, let's talk about law and order... On the show we discuss that Brazzers Overwatch thing, More NX bollocks, Ubisoft possibly breaking UK pornography laws, and Virginia followups. You'll need plenty of stamina for this one!
29/09/20161 hour 22 minutes 25 seconds
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The Spin-off Doctors: The Last Starfighter

The Last Starfighter comes to us from a simpler time, before Tori Amos took our innocence. Let's enjoy this 80s masterpiece, and lament the fate of an arcade playing cosmic doormat.
27/09/20162 hours 9 minutes 42 seconds
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Podquisition Episode 97: Tiger Dong

Would you eat an animal penis? That is the hot topic of the day, as the gang attempts to navigate the tricky world of knob munching. Elsewhere, we talk about why Dead Rising 4 will be good despite the hate, we chat about Nintendo's continued NX coyness, and there's some discussion of some other stuff, probably!
22/09/20161 hour 24 minutes 44 seconds
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Best Of Podquisition Volume 1

Laura spent ages putting together a compilation of the best bits from the first fifty episodes of Podquisition! From Link pissing out of his arse to a bathtub full of poo, all the stupid idiocy from this terrible podcast's first year are yours to enjoy again. Drink down that Booty Sweat! (PQ fanart by eatcat - http://eatcat.deviantart.com/art/Podquisition-577620922)
17/09/20161 hour 41 minutes 25 seconds
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Podquisition Episode 96: Power Of The Russian Masters

(Forgive the audio quality this week, we had to use the backup Skype call recorder). Steve Burns joins Jim and Laura to discuss Justin Roiland's virtual reality escapades, the PS4 Pro, and Kane & Lynch 2. Also, angry Russian energy drinks and breathing through our skin!
15/09/20161 hour 21 minutes 40 seconds
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The Spin-offDoctors: Tomb Raider

Lara Croft is a littering, rude, privileged thug. That much we can ascertain from Angelina Jolie's licensed vehicle, Tomb Raider. Join your favorite movie boys for a rundown of this ol' movie - one of the better produced, but ultimately less fulfilling films we've gotten to look at.
13/09/20161 hour 35 minutes 45 seconds
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Podquisition Episode 95: I Basically Jelqed My Penis

Podquisition is the only videogame podcast where you'll learn advanced penis exercises. Also, we talk about Nintendo's presence at Apple's keynote, Nuka World, and how Laura was totally right about the PS4 Slim. No PS4 Pro talk though. Stupid Sony putting on a show after our recording.
08/09/20161 hour 24 minutes 3 seconds
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Podquisition Episode 94: PS4 Slim

It's the trial of the century as Laura answers charges of 3D printing a working PS4 Slim! Also, we talk about the PS4 Slim even though it's definitely not real. Elsewhere, there's some more Mankind Divided chat, we talk about Attack on Titan, and SEVERAL OTHER THINGS!
01/09/20161 hour 27 minutes 35 seconds
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The Spin-Off Doctors: Dead Rising Watchtower

Dead Rising Watchtower is a strangely faithful film that attempts quite valiantly to be canon. Sort of. Rob Riggle steals the show and we learn all about the Internet Movie Firearm Database. What a time!
30/08/20162 hours 14 minutes 39 seconds
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Podquisition Episode 93: 50 Minutes Of Deus Ex Is Enough

If you don't want to hear about Mankind Divided for 50 minutes, then you didn't ask for this podcast. When we're not chatting about that, we discuss the little known (but wonderful) game Valley, the PS4 Slim that Laura totally touched, and other stuff!
25/08/20161 hour 27 minutes 39 seconds
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Podquisition Episode 92: F*ckblinkers Dot Com

When you're having sex with a plastic arse but don't want to think about the implications of its disembodiment, there's only one site to turn to! Also, more No Man's Sky bollocks, a good laugh at Konami's Metal Gear Survivor announcement, we learn about names for a bit.
18/08/20161 hour 32 minutes 35 seconds
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The Spin-off Doctors: Dead Or Alive

Join Jaime Pressly, Holly Valance, and Kevin Nash on DOA Island for one of the most surprising movies we've ever reviewed. DOA: Dead or Alive is surprisingly not terrible. In fact, it's actually rather funny.
16/08/20161 hour 51 minutes
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Dramatic Reading: To The No Man's Sky Haters

I'm sorry. I promise I'm about done specifically talking about No Man's Sky for a while, I just couldn't resist this.
15/08/20162 minutes 33 seconds
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Podquisition Episode 91: The Crab Ones Are Always Jackasses

The battle stations are readied as The Jimquisition comes under fire from No Man's Sky's most infuriated defenders. Are they as bad as the crab animals in the game itself? No. They are not. In addition to loads of NMS talk, we discuss The Elder Scrolls VI, Nintendo's NX bollocks, and our personal comedy pretensions!
11/08/20161 hour 12 minutes 47 seconds
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Podquisition Episode 90: The Smell of Moby's Dick

Just what IS that dirty Moby up to? It's got nothing to do with Mobius Final Fantasy, though that gets a mention too. Elsewhere, we talk about how Aug lives totally matter, Niantic's lack of communication over Pokemon Go, and other things as well, friend!
04/08/20161 hour 29 minutes 54 seconds
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The Spin-off Doctors: Final Fantasy - The Spirits Within

Complete nonsense. Absolutely, thorough, infuriating nonsense. That's the best way to describe Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within. It's a shorter running time this week because the film has about ten minutes of plot running through 90 minutes of gibberish. Despite that, this is actually one of our most entertaining episodes. A triumph, considering what we were working with.
02/08/20161 hour 9 minutes 32 seconds
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Podquisition Episode 89: The Sound Of 25 Years Of Sonic

Sonic the Hedgehog had a great weekend... the same can't be said for anybody watching his 25th anniversary livestream. We talked about that fun little circus. Also discussed this week - Gavin's mangled music, We Happy Few, the Sega Genesis, and loads of other bollocks.
28/07/20161 hour 27 minutes 48 seconds
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Podquisition Episode 88: Pain

The gang's back together! Laura returns to discuss Pokemon Go, the NES Mini, and Dead Rising. Also, we talk about pain. So much pain. All of the pain that we have.
21/07/20161 hour 2 minutes 58 seconds
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The Spin-off Doctors: Silent Hill

Your Movie Boys take their first trip to the Town That Takes, discussing the sexiness of Pyramid Head, the stupidity of our protagonist, and the problems with casting an uncreepy child as a creepy child.
19/07/20161 hour 56 minutes 31 seconds
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Podquisition Episode 87: I Need More Bulbasaur Candy

Laura's still on a break, which means Jim gets to teach Gavin all about Pokemon Go! But first, Gav needs to learn about Pokemon. Like... the entire premise of Pokemon. Elsewhere, we get first Jimpressions of the HTC Vive, there are more YouTuber money shenanigans, and Laura delivers zingers from far away.
14/07/20161 hour 44 minutes 51 seconds
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Podquisition Episode 86: This Great Gambling Website

On this week's show, we're joined by LEGENDARY podcast boy Justin McElroy to discuss - what else? - that whole CSGO gambling stuff. We have other stuff, too! Boglinwatch 2016 changes forever, we talk a little more about Playdead's Inside, aaaand Jim basically fawns over Justin a lot. What a great boy!
07/07/20161 hour 19 minutes 49 seconds
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The Spin-off Doctors: Prince of Persia

It's time to enjoy the adventures of the Definitely Persian Prince of Persia. Oh, and Ben Kingsley's back, putting in another full-effort performance.
05/07/20161 hour 49 minutes 26 seconds
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Podquisition Episode 85: Hosing Off The Anus

Please forgive the poor audio quality this week. Laura can't leave us alone for one minute... Holly Green joins the crew to discuss Orion's shenanigans, shady sponsorship deals, and Fallout. Loads and loads of Fallout. Oh, and poop stuff. Messy poop.
30/06/20161 hour 56 minutes 17 seconds
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Podquisition Episode 84: Shitey No. Nein

Boglinwatch 2016 gets a load of new developments, and two thirds of the cast talk about their injuries. Speaking of injuries, Mighty No. 9 was released. It was sad. Elsewhere, we talk about Scorpio backtracking, YouTube sponsorships, and Destructoid making (IN MY OPINION) a big mistake. Oh, and here's that video Gav wanted you to watch - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cx8sl2uC46A
23/06/20161 hour 28 minutes 42 seconds
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The Spin-off Doctors: Resident Evil Apocalypse

Alice is definitely better than Jill Valentine. Resident Evil Apocalypse NEEDS you to know that. Let's see what else this wonderful mess has for us.
21/06/20161 hour 31 minutes 48 seconds
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Podquisition Episode 83: Link's Jizz Enema Murderboner

Laura has the hottest scoops LIVE from E3! Learn how she had to sneak into Ubisoft’s press conference, hear her firsthand impressions of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Oh, and she was almost kidnapped. Elsewhere, we laugh at the usernames of Overwatch’s Reaper players, Link’s amiibo has a jizz problem, and there is no Beyond Good & Evil 2.
17/06/20161 hour 53 minutes 28 seconds
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Special: E3 2016 Jimpressions

Your ol' pal Jim Sterling got together with fellow movie boy Conrad Zimmerman to discuss each E3 press conference of 2016. Original a five-part video series on YouTube, we've compiled our recordings as one full podcast for your listening delight. Hear our thoughts on Electronic Arts, Bethesda, Microsoft, Ubisoft, and Sony!
15/06/20161 hour 57 minutes 16 seconds
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Podquisition Episode 82: Pre-Pre-Pre-Pre-Pre E3

E3 hasn't started yet but the leaks and the outings are in full swing. We chat about Watch Dogs 2, rumors of The Evil Within 2, and Agents of Mayhem. Elsewhere, The Sims gets representation and there's more VR bollocks!
09/06/20161 hour 35 minutes 25 seconds
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The Spin-off Doctors: Need For Speed

Aaron Paul ditches meth for misogyny in this ill-advised theatrical adaptation of Need for Speed. It's basically just a car film but with very few races, too many characters, and some of the stupidest character motivations in cinema. Also this may be our most meandering episode. The drugs like me.
07/06/20162 hours 3 minutes 38 seconds
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Podquisition Episode 81: Sh*tty Bum Wiggle

Wigglin' this way, wigglin' that, nobody knows which toilet we're at! Podquisition tackles the news of the day, including No Man's Sky death threats, new console rumors, and the emotional vapidity of games. Also, Jim set all his clothes on fire, ha ha ha ha.
02/06/20161 hour 18 minutes 56 seconds
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Special: Dark Souls III Spoilercast

Your ol' pal Jim is joined by Laura and Gavin to discuss Dark Souls III without the spoiler tags applied. Let's talk bosses, locations, and why a certain king can go eff himself!
29/05/20161 hour 2 minutes 37 seconds
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Podquisition Episode 80: A Hobgoblin's Knobhole

The world is not ready for JimGav, the horrific new Podquisition host. It's quite a spectacle. Overwatch obviously commands much of our time, but we also badmouth that crap new Turtles game, and discuss the latest failings of Oculus. Oh, and we talk about LOTS OF OTHER THINGS!
26/05/20161 hour 7 minutes 55 seconds
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The Spin-off Doctors: Double Dragon

What happens when a videogame turns into The Warriors for children? Robert Patrick gets amazing hair is what! Double Dragon is one of the more curious videogame movies out there, and it's oddly worth watching. Let's see what the Movie Boys have to say about it!
24/05/20161 hour 41 minutes 31 seconds
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Podquisition Episode 79: Barbie Girl

You can brush our hair and undress us anywhere! The gang discusses Homefront: The Revolution which means we also sing Aqua songs for your pleasure. There's plenty of gushing about Doom, we talk about *that* bad gameplay video, and we discuss the upcoming Tetris trilogy. Oh, and that Assassin's Creed film got a trailer, I suppose.
19/05/20161 hour 26 minutes 41 seconds
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Podquisition Episode 78: Nathan Drake F*cking An Apple

We discuss some scenes you may have missed in Uncharted 4 - a lot of sex is involved. Also, we chat about Battleborn, Disney Infinity's extinction event, and give you an E3 drinking game that may not be good for you.
12/05/20161 hour 25 minutes 37 seconds
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The Spin-off Doctors: Wreck-It Ralph

SIR!? SIR, I DO BELIEVE I AM ABOUT TO WRECK THIS! Is Wreck-It Ralph a thinly cloaked champion of the status quo, designed to consolidate the power of the 1% and disenfranchise the rest of us? According to the Movie Boys, yes, Yes it is, We ruined Wreck-It Ralph. Sorry.
10/05/20161 hour 19 minutes 48 seconds
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Podquisition Episode 77: Radiohead

A sad Radiohead time is delivered to your ears this week and we're sorry about that. Fortunately, we also bring VR talk, Uncharted 4 impressions, talk of Watch Dogs 2, and Fragments of Him. So that's nice!
05/05/20161 hour 25 minutes 56 seconds
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Podquisition Episode 76: Skid Pricarus

If you're one of those people who did a sad over certain negative Star Fox Zero reviews, you won't like this episode. Not at all. Recorded early, we miss a lot of the stupid news that hit, but we've still got great chat on offer. Glow-in-the-dark skeletons, PAX East experiences, and monster truck incidents all get discussed. Also Aliens.
28/04/20161 hour 3 minutes 2 seconds
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The Spin-off Doctors: BloodRayne

A movie in which Billy Zane outclasses Ben Kingsley and Meatloaf steals the show. Uwe Boll's tits n' guts travesty is... quite surreal. Let us enjoy this totally unhinged mess of vampiric nonsense, shall we? It's time for BloodRayne to ruin our day.
26/04/20162 hours
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Podquisition Episode 75: The Masturbatorium Chronicles

Enter the Masturbatorium, but make sure you bring a towel! This week we talk about fine wines, Dark Souls board games, and Guitar Hero MMOs. There's also time to chat about Mirror's Edge Catalyst, GameStop's publisher plans, and Boglinwatch 2016 developments.
21/04/20161 hour 11 minutes 39 seconds
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Podquisition Episode 74: Boglinwatch 2016

Boglinwatch 2016 continues with hot new developments and there's wanking afoot on Demios. Elsewhere, we talk about dating middle aged men in pubs, guns that look like toys, and the rubbish that was Batman vs. Superman. Oh, and Dark Souls III. Loads of Dark Souls III. Not sorry.
14/04/20161 hour 10 minutes 6 seconds
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The Spin-off Doctors: Mortal Kombat

It might be the best videogame movie ever made. It might also have a lot of unfortunate implications. It's Mortal Kombat! Why must we mourn Art? Where did Christopher Lambert get his wig? Should Goro have gone out like that? This is a movie with a lot of questions. Let's enjoy!
12/04/20161 hour 34 minutes 27 seconds
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Podquisition Episode 73: Jizzing Brown Paste On The Moon

This week's Podquisition is the most scientific yet, as we get the FACTS about ejaculating on the Moon. It's pretty upsetting! We've all played Dark Souls III now, so expect chat about that, alongside some impressions of Enter The Gungeon, and thoughts on the failed Rock Band 4 PC crowdfund. Also, Boglinwatch 2016 continues...
07/04/20161 hour 23 minutes 30 seconds
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Podquisition Episode 72: The VR Daughter Faceplant Special

Virtual Reality is finally here, but we're too busy laughing at a kid falling over to notice. It's really funny. Elsewhere, we talk about butt nontroversies, Fallout 4 DLC, and pledge to bore you with Dark Souls talk forever. Also, Boglinwatch 2016 has a terrible development. (Faceplant gif source: http://www.theverge.com/2016/3/10/11196388/virtual-reality-table-gif)
31/03/20161 hour 12 minutes 42 seconds
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The Spin-off Doctors: Pokemon: The First Movie: Mewtwo Strikes Back

What does Pokemon: The First Movie: Mewtwo Strikes Back have to say about Adolf Hitler? This is a question your resident Movie Boys have the answer to! Pokemon tears can heal the dead, Minnesota is the link between realities, and Team Rocket just can't deliver the goods. This movie is out of its damn mind.
29/03/20161 hour 27 minutes 38 seconds
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Podquisition Episode 71: We Have Dark Souls III

Grab an Estus Flask and settle in for some spoiler-free Dark Souls III discussion, as two thirds of the cast give their thoughts. One of us shouldn't even HAVE it! Boglinwatch 2016 officially begins, the alleged NX controller looks utterly terrible, and Hyrule Warriors Legends is a thing... if you get it on the New 3DS.
24/03/20161 hour 25 minutes 39 seconds
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Podquisition Episode 70: Real Oddworld Farts

Leading the news this week is the announcement that your old pal Jim will be voicing a character in the newly announced Oddworld: Soulstorm! Will he voice farts? Who knows? Elsewhere, Laura has a piper y'all need to pay, Gav's been playing The Division, we have early Jimpressions of Quantum Break, and there's chat about PlayStation VR. What a fun time!