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Podcast 539 - The "Hot Gollum" Show (Hunt: Showdown, Metal Gear Survive, Shadow of the Colossus, and More!)


We may have skipped a show but we have definitely got some good stuff for you this week including impressions of Metal Gear Survive and an exciting new game from Crytek, called Hunt: Showdown! Krispy delivers an insightful analysis of Agro from Shadow of the Colossus and Nolan's new dog wreaks havok in a moment of sheer panic.

This Week's Discussion Topics:

Feedback from Our Last Episode
Metal Gear Survive
Shadow of the Colossus (Remake)
Hunt: Showdown (Alpha)
and more...

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  • Sir Thomas Thipple 1 year, 7 months ago

    Why did my question go unanswered? WHAT HAVE I DONE TO BE FORSAKEN?!

    But seriously, I liked the convo about Shadow of the Colossus. Too often do conversations around that game turn into fellating it to death and slinging shit at everyone that dares to levy even the slightest criticisms towards it. It's a dope game, but discourse still needs to be able to occur. Love the show. Keep it up.

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    • Sir Thomas Thipple 1 year, 7 months ago

      Also no, mud-monkey is not a slur (as far as I know). Mr. Mackey says it in the episode of South Park where someone poops in a urinal and the mystery to find out who did it turns into a 9/11 conspiracy. Mackey’s not the kind of guy to say something racially charged, so I trust him.

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  • GonzoLewd 1 year, 7 months ago

    Butters is officially the best 4PP dog, Manti and Hyde ain't shit.

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  • NecroTechno 1 year, 7 months ago

    In regards to Krispy's comments on SotC...

    When Krispy made a comment that pointed out that people come to the defence of Agro for emotional reasons, I don't think that necessarily undermines Agro's importance. And when the discussion turned to say that the core themes of SotC would strip the horse away, I don't quite agree with that. I believe the game makes important statements about loss, romantic love as well as companionship.

    By how split the audience reception has been on how Team Ico implemented Agro's controls obviously shows that this is an issue in itself, but I do like to think that Agro has an important place in SotC's thematic elements, and is not just a tool for traversal.

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  • Mr.GreenToS 1 year, 7 months ago

    Since everyone quickly shut down Chris before he could explain why Final Fantasy 15 is much better to play now than at launch, I wanted to share some of the free updates and patches the devs have added to the game, excluding the paid DLCs:

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  • Mr.GreenToS 1 year, 7 months ago

    *Added a new ability to drive anywhere instead of being stuck on roads.
    *Changed chapter 13 to go much quicker while showcasing more.
    *Added New Game +.
    *Added in chapter select after beating the game.

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    • Mr.GreenToS 1 year, 7 months ago

      *Added several new outfits and themed events.
      *Let you finally listen to the portable music player on chocobo rides as well as adding tracks from Nier Automata.
      *Added in an entire multiplayer mode that has no microtransactions with fully customizable player and story with cutscenes.
      *Added in the ability to swap and play as any other team mate in battle.

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      • Mr.GreenToS 1 year, 7 months ago

        Also the devs are already working on a new patch that will add in a new dungeon, a 1st person mode, a brand new end game weapon, and letting you control a boat.

        (Sorry for my reply format being split up into 4 comments, I had issues posting my big reply and the only way to post it was to split it up like so.)

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  • TheMetalButton 1 year, 7 months ago

    After hearing the response form my question on your work experiences after podcast shows, I have to say kudos for some of the sacrifices you idiots make entertaining the community podcasting.

    Forever yours,

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  • 4thHorseman 1 year, 7 months ago

    Yes, Broly and Bardock are disappointing but expected. Broly is too popular to ignore and Bardock...well, he is papa Goku essentially.

    Also, he is a super saiyan. When Frieza blows up the planet, Bardock is sent back in time. There he fights Friezas ancestor Chilled, and turns Super Saiyan.

    I believe its insinuated that he is the "legendary super saiyan".

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  • Scaarecrow 1 year, 7 months ago

    W O W
    Will there be more Subnautica talk this episode?!

    I understand there are people on both ends of the spectrum, and some have issues with SotC controls, but a lot of Krispy's argument made it seem like the controls are objectively bad rather than just personal experience. He mentions that people will come to defense from an emotional standpoint for Agro, but I personally wasn't crazy affected by him falling.

    I still see value in Agro from a gameplay perspective beyond pure traversal with how this game is trying to convey scale and an epic journey. I see value from a story perspective beyond his ending because Agro becomes the only living thing to bear witness to what Wander is actually doing. Not to mention we don't know it's exact connection to the lady you're trying to save.
    Even if you disagree with the feeling because of frustration, the game does convey that Wander has a connection with the horse for some reason in various ways.

    Nolan mentioned it himself, but I also didn't have many issues with the controls when it came to Agro on my first playthrough. I could understand wanting tweaks to the controls because it annoys you, but I'm unsure how that leads to completely removing Agro or downplaying it's overall importance ONLY because of the controls.

    On a final note 'DORMIN' the shadow dude giving you instructions, his name backwards is NIMROD: "A mighty hunter in opposition of the lord" but can also mean fool of course~

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