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Content Warning

Whilst not as sweary as the previous episode, we do have an early fart

that I kept in for comedic reasons

and a few swears peppered throughout the episode. All of the swears have been bleeped, but it’ll be worth listening through this one to make sure that you’re OK with little ones hearing it

I’m working on making it less sweary, honest

Before We Begin

I’m working on a project called #helloSquidgy, and need as many listeners and contributors to send in recordings of them saying:

Hello Squidgey

before December 27th, 2018.

Another thing to point out is that during the edit phase, I had to occasionally rip out certain frequencies

the mics we use pick up everything, including the sound of the central heating

otherwise you’d be unable to hear what we’re actually saying. That’s why there are parts that suddenly have no lower frequencies.

One final thing: remember to stick around to the very end of the episode for a wonderful stinger from The B

almost every episode has a stinger, make sure to go back and listen to them all

Notes

Things start off with a bang

kind of

as we find out that Squidgey is trapped in the corner.

Who else is with us? Why it’s G and The B. Or as Squidgey points out: “G #dontCallMeAudrey

We jump straight into what I’ve been playing, and it’s something that Squidgey likes to call “Asian Genocide Simulator”

to be fair, he got that name from Chief Problems

Which leads to Squidgey and G pointing out my hypocrisy, since all of the games in the the entire Warriors Orochi series essentially the same story to them

which I explain in my usual, eloquent manner

But it’s ok, because that’s about Asian culture, and that’s the one thing I’m interested in that’s not programming

G explains, using a pretty bad impersonation of me.

And… I mean… But you have to

… Ok, he’s right.

But then I turn that around and make it into an excuse to teach you a little about the Three Kingdoms period of Chinese history and the Kamakura to Sengoku periods of Japanese history. I’d recommend both the History of Japan and Samurai podcasts, if you want to learn more

check the External Links section

Which naturally leads us to a discussion about stapling bread to a tree

talk about a segway – and this totally happened

He’s a bit of a silent reader of Reddit, you see and recently found a subreddit all about stapling bread to trees

check the External Links section

And it turns out that Squidgey has been playing Warriors Orochi 4, which sounds like it has the strangest storyline ever.

It turns out that Squidgey has recently had to buy a new PS4 because his old one broke. Which is one of the reasons why he has Warriors Orochi on both Xbox One and PS4. The other being that he pre-ordered it on Xbox One and got all of the bonus features.

Squidgey tries to talk us through Warriors Orochi 4’s story, but I’m still confused about it

and I’ve heard this episode about 5 times – due to how I edit it

Zeus and Odin get involved at one point.


Seriously, the story is so bonkers that I didn’t believe it. Which is why it doesn’t have a spoiler alert


Also, apparently I can’t say the word

pantheon

But it does mean that I get to talk about why Sanada Yukimura is the greatest character in video games

and based on a real person, too

and how in real life he was an absolute boss.

Also, I foolishly call Sanada’s Ten Braves “the Sanada Nine People”

which is silly of me

you’d think that I should know a thing or two about this kind of stuff.

Then suddenly both Diabolo3 and the Nintendo Switch make another appearance. I’ve been wondering whether I should rename the podcast to the Diabolo 3 and Nintendo Switch Podcast… granted the title isn’t as catchy as The Waffling Taylors Podcast, but still

if you have a more catchy title, tell us on Twitter or Facebook

Don’t worry dear listeners, even though Squidgey’s PS4 died, his character with the wings is still around

Squidgey's Diabolo 3 Character
How cool do these wings look!

Then everyone makes fun of how I talk.

Diabolo 3 for

But then we have the great British Switch Off

which sounds like I’m shutting something down


essentially, I want all of the listeners to get in contact with us (Twitter or Facebook will do) and tell us just how many times each of us talked about the Nintendo Switch in this episode and the previous one

here’s a link to the previous episode


Which leads us into a conversation about the wonderful Lego series of games from Traveller’s Tales, and we get confused as to which one was the first Lego game that was a talkie. We settle on it being Lego Batman 2, but I’m still not sure.

We then talk about Lego DC Super Villains, and how it looks like a kiddy version of Suicide Squad to me and launches me into a tirade about that train wreck of a movie, and we find out just much I missed the point with Harley Quinn’s character – as presented in all of the DC properties.

To which G, The B and Squidgey school me on the DC universe and characters within it

seriously, I totally got Harley Quinn wrong

And Squidgey then recommends a movie to us: Justice League – The Flash Point Paradox. From the sounds of things, it’s really rather good. Which brings us back to “With Great Power”

But The Be saves the day by bringing us back to a discussion about Sonic R that I then totally Bogart and use as an excuse to talk about why Sonic games don’t work in 3D

spoiler: it doesn’t work because it’s 3D

And finally we get to

Gaming Confessions

The B is up first and he tells us all about how it took until the release of the Resident Evil Remake, and how the first Resident Evil game that he completed was Deadly Silence

i.e. the Nintendo DS port of the first game in the series

Meaning that it took until around until 2007 for him to complete the first game, he hasn’t completed Resident Evil 2 or 4, but has finished a number of the others

sounds like him and Squidgey have a lot to catch up on

Next up is G, when he tells us precisely how many of the recent Bethesda role playing games (from Morrowind onwards) that he has completed

you’ll be shocked at how many he’s actually completed, folks

And that he didn’t even like … you’ll have to listen to find that one out.

And then

And then

He drops the wonderful saga of his friend coming around to his house to play Oblivion. You’ll definitely want to hear how G tells this one. It’s a doosy

and G really knows how to tell a story

Remember: #helloSquidgy

GaProgMan’s Recent Games

  • Warriors Orochi 2

Squidgey’s Recent Games

  • Warriors Orochi 4
  • Borderlands Pre-Sequel
  • Borderlands 2
  • Dark Chronicle
  • Diabolo 3

And s a reminder from part one:

G’s Recent Games

  • Destiny 2
  • Epistory
  • Aer: Memories of Old
  • Strange Brigade
  • Gesundheit!

The B’s Recent Games

  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Super Mario Party

which is what The B referred to as the “B*$t#rd Cheating Friendship Destroyer”

  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider
  • Spider-Man (2018)

Games Mentioned

  • Warriors Orochi (series)
  • Borderlands Pre-Sequel
  • Borderlands 2
  • Dark Chronicle
  • Diabolo 3
  • Dead or Alive (series)
  • Warriors of Troy
  • Soul Calibur (series)
  • Blade Storm
  • Lego DC Super Villains
  • Lego Indiana Jones
  • Lego The Hobbit
  • Lego Lord of the Rings
  • Lego Batman 2 DC Heroes
  • Crysis
  • Lego Star Wars
  • Fifa (series)
  • Sonic R
  • Team Sonic Racing
  • Sonic the Hedgehog (series)
  • Resident Evil (series)
  • Morrowind
  • Oblivion
  • Skyrim
  • Rage
  • Metal Gear Solid (series)
  • Fallout 3
  • Fallout 4
  • Fallout: New Vegas
  • The Witcher

it’s Reddit though, so proceed with caution

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

Leave a comment in the section on this page and let us know what you liked, what you didn’t like and which games you’d like to hear us waffle on about next time.

Until then,

Game on!

Jamie is one of the Waffling Taylors. He spends a lot of time blogging about things sometimes related to programming and sometimes not.