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The Pie and Mash Toss (Part One)

This episode is B’s 2018 debut – he was on our final episodes of 2017, but hasn’t been on the show since.  We talk about E3, the Nintendo Switch (there’s a surprise), and how this summer has been re-assuringly quite for AAA titles (so far) which helps us to get through our collective backlog of games.

Content Warning

There are a two swears in this episode. I’ll list them here so that you can avoid them if you want to

or if you have little ones listening along

  • “Cheap bastard”

When we’re discussing Call of Duty Black Ops, B calls himself a cheap bastard.

  • F-Bomb one

When B is talking about his November schedule, he drops an F-bomb (around the 1 hour 17 minute mark)

  • F-Bomb two

When B is talking about Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee!, he drops a second F-Bomb (around the 1 hour, 19 minute and 30 second mark)

Show Notes

We discuss what it would be like if the olympics took place at Brighton Pleasure Beach, and the possible range of British-specific sports which could be brought to the Brighton based olympics, some of which are:

  • Olympic Queuing
  • The Deep Fried Eating Challenge

see a link in the external links section for an explanation of this

  • Donkey Races

We had B back on the podcast – Sqidgey had locked him in the dungeon for mentioning the Switch so much, the last time that he was on. We talk about E3, the Nintendo Switch (there’s a surprise), and how this summer has been re-assuringly quite for AAA titles (so far) which helps us to get through our collective backlog of games.

Sqidgey mentions his recent difficulties in playing battle royale-type multiplayer games – mainly revolving around communication issues between players. We also talk about how Squidgey, B and myself don’t play a lot of online multiplayer games; we play a lot of in-person (same console or LAN based) multiplayer games, though.

We also have a discussion about Mario Tennis Aces and how folks were complaining (at the time we recorded the podcast) that it’s not a tennis simulation, even though it’s not marketed as a tennis simulation. In fact none of the Mario series of video games are simulations – with the exception of Mario Paint.

We then have the revelation that I, apparently, played Bayonetta on easy mode (through my judicious use of the “mash the bloody buttons” tactic).

Squidgey talks to us about his newest purchase: A Picade kit

see a link in the external links

Which is essentially a Raspberry Pi Modelb 3B+, an 8 inch screen, an arcade stick, and kit to build a case around it which resembles an old-school arcade cabinet. It currently looks really cool, and Squidgey already has some plans for modifying it, but check out some of the photos he’s taken of it:

We then talk about the very few Resident Evil games that Squidgey _HASN’T_ played:

  • Resident Evil on the Gameboy Colour
  • Resident Evil 2 on the Game.Com
  • Resident Evil 2 on the Gameboy Advance

seriously, this is a thing. Check the external links of interest

We also discuss a recent homebrew system for the Nintendo Switch, and how it has a piracy warning and copy protection system. This leads us on to a discussion of how the Nintendo Switch’s protection system was originally cracked, and who usually finds these exploits

spoiler alert: it’s never the pirates who figure it out first

In this part alone, we almost beat our current total number of games mentioned in a single episode. This episode’s running total is 58 games, and our highest so far was 63 in 58 minutes

see the Links of Interest section for a link to that episode

Spoiler Break Music

We used an extra piece of music in this episode of the podcast (during the spoiler break). It’s an amazing, chilled out electronic track called “Spectrum (Subdiffusion Mix)” by Foniqz. The full version of the song is available at BandCamp

there’s a link in the “Music” section

B’s Recent Games

  • Mario Tennis Aces
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3
  • Fortnite

Squidgey’s Recent Games

  • Tekken 7
  • Nier: Automata

GaProgMan’s Recent Games

  • Metropolis Street Racer
  • Shenmue
  • Phantasy Star IV
  • Command & Conquer: Red Alert

Games Mentioned

  • Mario Tenis Aces
  • Mario Tennis (series)
  • Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3
  • Street Fighter (series)
  • Wii Tennis
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3
  • Call of Duty (series)
  • Fortnite
  • Player Unknown’s Battle Ground
  • R/C Stunt Copter
  • Jurassic World: Evolution
  • Mario Paint
  • Surgeon Simulator
  • Shaq Fu
  • Tekken 7
  • Nier: Automata
  • Dark Souls
  • Bayonetta
  • Vanquish
  • Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
  • Nier
  • Resident Evil (series)
  • Battle Arena Tonshinden
  • Mortal Kombat 3 (Playsation)
  • Soul Edge / Soul Blade
  • Tekken (series)
  • Crash Bandicoot (series)
  • Pandemonium
  • Bishi-Bashi Special
  • Hyper Bishi-Bashi Championship
  • Metropolis Street Racer
  • Phantasy Star Online Ive’s Enhancement Pack
  • Super Mario Bros.
  • Pokken DX
  • Doom (2016)
  • Wolfenstein 2
  • West of Loathing
  • Knights of Pen & Paper
  • Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Shenmue
  • Command & Conquer: Red Alert
  • Age of Empires
  • Age of Mythology
  • Doom (series)
  • Quake (series)
  • Lumines Remastered
  • Captain Toad
  • Sonic Mania
  • Red Dead Redemption II
  • Battlefield (series)
  • Kingdom Hearts (series)
  • Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee!
  • Horizon: Zero Dawn
  • Diabolo 3
  • XCOM 2

Links of Interest

External Links of Interest

Music

Links to the music used in the podcast can be found below. Definitely check them out, because they’re amazing tracks by awesome musicians.

Comments

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Until then,

Game on!

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