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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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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:
smooth – santana ft. rob thomas pic.twitter.com/zDjAJx2NYO
— keanu reeves walking to music (@keanuwtm) June 10, 2019
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
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
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
- Destiny (series)
- Rage (series)
- Far Cry (series)
- Borderlands (series)
- Castlevania (series)
- Harvest Moon (series)
- 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
- Gods & Monsters
- 1080 Snowboarding
- Destiny 2
- Rage 2
- Borderlands 2 DLC
- Baldur’s Gate
Links of Interest
- G’s episodes:
- Time Cast Pod Machine
External Links of Interest
- Jay & Jay Media
- yuricannes helped us to realise the header image for this episode, and has supremely amazing skills
- Gris trailer
- Doomsday Engine
- Keanu Reeves Walking to Music
- Always Be My Maybe on Netflix
- 1080° Snowboarding
- Our Facebook page
- Us on Twitter
Links to the music used in the podcast can be found below. Definitely check them out, because they’re amazing tracks by awesome musicians.
- Intro music is Behind the Lines by Ian Sutherland (BandCamp)
- Outro Music is I N e e d Y o u 私の側て by G.K (BandCamp)
- Spoiler Break music is Spectrum (Subdiffusion Mix) by Foniqz (BandCamp)
- Pallet Cleanser music is Breath Deep Breath Clear (Wu Chi) by Siobhan Dakay (ccmixter)
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.