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Podcast 469 - The Not So Divided Show (Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, Metroid Prime: Federation Force, and More!)

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, Metroid Prime: Federation Force
, Golf with Your Friends
, Nioh (Beta)
, Playstation 4 Slim,

**We apologize for the delay getting this episode posted.**

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided has finally arrived and thanks to Nick's unexpected absence this week, the discussion of the game remains united in praise. Brad tells us all how he really feels about Nintendo's latest bastard child, Metroid Prime: Federation Force and the latest beta of Nioh is discussed as well. It's 2016 and the deluge of games has begun.


Podcast 469 - [download]


This Week's Discussion Topics:

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
Metroid Prime: Federation Force
Golf with Your Friends
Nioh (Beta)
Playstation 4 Slim
and more...

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  • GonzoLewd 3 years ago

    Nintendo Life gave Federation Force an 8/10, so it's gotta be good, right? :3

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  • Whistlebotom 3 years ago

    Hey, ya'll,

    Thanks for reading my comment last week about IP and their uses. One thing I forgot to mention was that the benefit of working in an already established world acts as a sort of short hand between the creator and audience. If I make something with the Sherlock Holmes name on it, you can assume that it will be a detective story starring a logic-loving investigator and his/her audience-surrogate partner. As a creator, working in other people's worlds gives me a base to build upon and as an audience member, it gives me expectations. I think this is why we so often see tribute games; it takes some of the work load off those creators.

    That said, the breaking of expectations is often what I enjoy about fan-fiction or new takes on video games. Sometimes they're successful (like with Fallout 3), and sometimes the idea of them is just exciting (like with Breath of the Wild), and sometimes they're dreadful (like recent Castlevania games). While familiarity is comforting, I'd much rather have developers move onto new things after 2 or 3 games and give those old IPs to new developers so that they can break them in interesting, exciting ways.

    Lastly, I am the creator of the Dark Souls rap and I have something special for ya'll: https://soundcloud.com/xarhini/4pp-community-track

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    • GonzoLewd 3 years ago

      omg that was brilliant

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    • Nick Henderson 3 years ago

      As someone who is goin through some shit right now, this made my day. I'll see what we can do to work it into the next podcast. I wonder if it would be possible to put together an "abbreviated" version that we could use each week? Just a thought. :)

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  • whistlebottom 3 years ago

    Flattered to hear this silly thing brightened your day. Hope that things turn around for you soon.

    One of the main reasons I wasn't quicker on making something like this is that, aside from breaks, ya'll never use segment music for anything else? That's fine of course, as this was made less with the intention of you guys actually using it and more as a joke response to a repeating joke.

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