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Content Warning

We start with a skit which includes a short swear

which I’ve bleeped out

but was needed for the joke, so I’ve kept it in. Followed, pretty swiftly, with a euphemism. There are also a number of Uranus “jokes” in this one, too.

Also, Squidgey’s “E3 2019 in a Nutshell” bit has a number of swears

As always, I’ve bleeped all swears in the episode.

Notes

After a brief musical introduction, written by Squidge, and calling out the Arcade Attack dudes

they’re an awesome bunch, and you should totally listen to their show

… but after you listen to this episode

we jump into the episode proper.

G

a.k.a #dontCallMeAudrey

joins us in the Technodrome to talk about Post-E3 thoughts, and to finally talk about The Cupboard of Shame. That’s right folks, we’re finally going to talk about something we mentioned back in G’s first episode with us

Something Something Hacker Edition

and we’re thrilled for you to hear what we’re going to be placing in the cupboard of shame.

But first, we talk about our recent games. Which Squidge interrupts with a little bit of homeboy yoga

I was there, and I’m still not sure what homeboy yoga is

Mostly #dontCallMeAudrey has been playing games which allow him to wander the wastelands. But he’s also been having some Daddy-Daughter time

which we all agree is super important – especially if you have a daughter

and introducing her to some wonderful games which are suitable for her age bracket. Including the absolutely gorgeous Gris

here’s the trailer

and the ridiculously fun Gesundheit!

Because of that, though, he hadn’t managed to play the new Borderlands 2 DLC. But not to fear dear reader, Squidge had been playing it.

Most of last night and the day before… I’ve been farming Uranus in the arsenal

– Squidge

He then refused to explain what that no-context quote meant.

for a grand total of about 15 seconds

The DLC was free right up until two days before this episode dropped, so you’ll have to get in your Time Cast Pod Machines

talk about a callback

and go back in time, if you want to get the DLC for free.

And in a change of pace, I’ve been playing a number of games. They were both oldies but goodies, although I had a lot of trouble buying Baldur’s Gate from GoG. But that was only because I already owned it on GoG.

Even though I hadn’t mentioned the name, I’d been playing Doom using the Doomsday Engine

which I’d highly recommend, by the way

right before Squidge and G start making fun of me for having died on the first screen of the OG The House of the Dead game.

E3 Thoughts

Then it was time to talk E3 – and we did. Which started with Squidgey’s prepared

read: “stolen from Reddit”

statement: “E3 2019 in a Nutshell”, followed by a pair of killer zings from G.

And of course we talk about Cyberpunk 2077, and Keanu’s “not so great at live shows” performance. G lets us know that he was into Cyberpunk before it was coolTM

read: “back when the table top game was released”

But he then laments how much the limited collector’s edition of the game will cost.

They’ve finally started treating PC gamers with respect and releasing good collector’s editions. And now, unfortunately, you’ve gotta pay for it – apparently.

– G

Which lead us to talking about just how long Shenmue 3 has taken to make. And how I was wondering whether I could hack the OG Shenmue.

G then drops the Keanu Walking To Music twitter feed on us, which I promptly check out whilst we’re recording

which may or may not lead to a DMCA takedown for this episode

This one is quite possibly my favourite:

Enter: The Cupboard of Shame

And finally the time came to talk about the Cupboard of Shame with G introducing a title into it. But not before G explains the horrors of getting older.

Here are the rules of The Cupboard of Shame:

  • Something you ashamed of having bought
  • Something you didn’t think that you’d like, but you enjoyed way too much

You’ll remember that we originally brought up Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball with Chief, back in Time Cast Pod Machine Part 3

and here’s a link to that

well, I’m going to re-embed the trailer here, so that you can live it all over again:

And I’m not going to apologise for making you watch it again

assuming that you watched it

And whilst G is buying time, trying to think of an entry I make one heck of a zing about my podcasting career.

We also agree that Gods & Monsters (from Ubi) is essentially just a very thinly veiled rip off of The Legend of Zelda.

He finally ends up choosing Steep. And here is the trailer which convinced him to buy it:

I hope you’ll agree that it really is a very pretty game, but anyone who has played it will realise that it has no substance to it. Other than:

Go down the mountain very fast, then fast travel back to the top of the mountain

Which is a far cry

nudge nudge, wink wink

from one of the greatest snowboarding games of all time: 1080° Snowboarding. Squidge sums it up quite nicely with:

It’s a concept, not a game

– Squidge

G then tells us a wonderful tale of the very first time he saw anyone playing Skate, which leads to a quote from Squidge which I’m seriously considering having made into a T-Shirt

see if you can spot it

Squidge then sets up how he’s going to add his games into the Cupboard of Shame, right before I cut him off with the end of the episode.

To hear his choices, you’ll have to come back next week

Games Mentioned

  • Destiny (series)
  • Rage (series)
  • Far Cry (series)
  • Borderlands (series)
  • Gris
  • Castlevania (series)
  • Gesundheit!
  • Harvest Moon (series)
  • Doom
  • Baldur’s Gate
  • The House of the Dead
  • Elder Scrolls (series)
  • Final Fantasy (series)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2
  • Banjo Kazooie
  • Smash Bros. (series)
  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Shenmue (series)
  • Dead or Alive: Xtreme Beach Volleyball
  • Steep
  • Gods & Monsters
  • 1080 Snowboarding
  • Skate

G’s Games

  • Destiny 2
  • Rage 2
  • Gris
  • Gesundheit!

Squidgey’s Games

  • Borderlands 2 DLC

Jay’s Games

  • Doom
  • Baldur’s Gate

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.