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Pondcasts Thread [Podcats Thread]

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  • RMS OceanicRMS Oceanic Registered User regular
    This week's Revolutions taught me Audible has different libraries in different countries and I couldn't listen to the book he recommended. Boourns

    Oh also the Balkans.

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  • Indie WinterIndie Winter die Krähe Rudi Hurzlmeier (German, b. 1952)Registered User regular
    I like many others have fallen off of MBMBaM

    but this bit? it is a good bit

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  • Indie WinterIndie Winter die Krähe Rudi Hurzlmeier (German, b. 1952)Registered User regular
    edited May 18
    I still think a Louie Zong animated MBMBaM show might be the best way to actually refine and grow the brothers' format in this post yahoo answers era

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  • StiltsStilts Registered User regular
    edited May 18
    If y'all haven't been listening to the Vacation Bible School podcast (hosted by Jason Kirk from the Shutdown Fullcast), I highly recommend checking out the latest episode about Leviticus.

    Learn how to use this truly bizarre book against fundamentalist bigots! Discover that God once explicitly commanded us to become a socialist commune every 7 years!

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  • Indie WinterIndie Winter die Krähe Rudi Hurzlmeier (German, b. 1952)Registered User regular
    shift+f1 stuff:

    look, I was never much of a grosjean fan, I basically considered him a slightly (ever so slightly!) more exciting hulkenberg

    but hearing about his indie car success makes me view him in a new light, maybe F1 just wasn't his game and he was actually destined for a whole different series

    good on him, if he shines brightest away from formula then I'd be overjoyed to cheer him on

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  • A Dabble Of TheloniusA Dabble Of Thelonius It has been a doozy of a dayRegistered User regular
    I've started listening to Lions Led by Donkeys, a podcast discussing military disasters, incompetence and weird history. It's low budget but quite good. It's very much just sitting listening to 2 (sometimes 3) guys shoot the shit about some fascinating stuff.

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  • TefTef Registered User regular
    I've started listening to Lions Led by Donkeys, a podcast discussing military disasters, incompetence and weird history. It's low budget but quite good. It's very much just sitting listening to 2 (sometimes 3) guys shoot the shit about some fascinating stuff.

    Their series on the Japan-Russia war was very good

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  • A Dabble Of TheloniusA Dabble Of Thelonius It has been a doozy of a dayRegistered User regular
    edited May 19
    Tef wrote: »
    I've started listening to Lions Led by Donkeys, a podcast discussing military disasters, incompetence and weird history. It's low budget but quite good. It's very much just sitting listening to 2 (sometimes 3) guys shoot the shit about some fascinating stuff.

    Their series on the Japan-Russia war was very good

    I'm only a few episodes in but the hillariously bad nazi Armor special and Q&A ep are my favorites so far

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  • rhylithrhylith Registered User regular
    I am here for waypoint giving praise to Evil Within 2 this week. That game was kind of ignored and overlooked since it came out in such a stacked year but I will always go to bat for it.

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  • PoorochondriacPoorochondriac Ah, man Ah, jeezRegistered User regular
    rhylith wrote: »
    I am here for waypoint giving praise to Evil Within 2 this week. That game was kind of ignored and overlooked since it came out in such a stacked year but I will always go to bat for it.

    I loved the game deeply as I was playing it, and my fondness for it has only grown with time, and it's real satisfying to hear people gush about it still

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  • Speed RacerSpeed Racer Scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratchRegistered User regular
    It sounds like it has basically nothing to do with evil within 1?

    I wonder if it would've done better if they'd just rebranded it as a new game I stead of a sequel to a mediocre disappointment

  • turtleantturtleant Gunpla Dad is the best.Registered User regular
    My only real problem with ED2 is that the difficulty right at the start is real rough. The first like 2 hours of the game are significantly harder than the rest.

    Which isn't a unique problem for sure. Same thing happened to me in RE8.

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  • PoorochondriacPoorochondriac Ah, man Ah, jeezRegistered User regular
    It sounds like it has basically nothing to do with evil within 1?

    I wonder if it would've done better if they'd just rebranded it as a new game I stead of a sequel to a mediocre disappointment

    I quit Evil Within 1 within an hour, couldn't stand it. Evil Within 2 is quite possibly in my top 10 games ever. Absolute night-and-day difference in quality, across the board. It's almost perverse that they have to share a name

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  • rhylithrhylith Registered User regular
    It sounds like it has basically nothing to do with evil within 1?

    I wonder if it would've done better if they'd just rebranded it as a new game I stead of a sequel to a mediocre disappointment

    They definitely wanted to go with the batshit twist reveal of 1 as the framework for the story of 2.
    you’re in the spooky matrix.

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  • -Tal-Tal Registered User regular
    i definitely feel an urge to suffer through psychobreak before i can allow myself to play psychobreak 2

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  • PoorochondriacPoorochondriac Ah, man Ah, jeezRegistered User regular
    -Tal wrote: »
    i definitely feel an urge to suffer through psychobreak before i can allow myself to play psychobreak 2

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  • StiltsStilts Registered User regular
    It sounds like it has basically nothing to do with evil within 1?

    I wonder if it would've done better if they'd just rebranded it as a new game I stead of a sequel to a mediocre disappointment

    It has only the barest connections to the first game, yeah

    At most, you could just look up a plot summary on Youtube of EW1 and that'll be more than enough. EW1 is just an absolute slog to play.

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  • StraightziStraightzi Here we may reign secure, and in my choice, To reign is worth ambition though in HellRegistered User regular
    EW2 is full of flashbacks to the first game that will make you think they're closely connected but actually all of those scenes are original to the sequel

  • CoinageCoinage Heaviside LayerRegistered User regular
    I've recently been listening to the archives of Oh No Ross and Carrie. People will believe absolutely fucking anything, won't they?

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  • Undead ScottsmanUndead Scottsman Registered User regular
    Coinage wrote: »
    I've recently been listening to the archives of Oh No Ross and Carrie. People will believe absolutely fucking anything, won't they?

    Yep. Scientists recently discovered a gene that explains why. It's a gene that causes a cognitive imbalance and it's only found in humans, lemmings and moths.

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  • Moth 13Moth 13 Registered User regular
    Coinage wrote: »
    I've recently been listening to the archives of Oh No Ross and Carrie. People will believe absolutely fucking anything, won't they?

    Yep. Scientists recently discovered a gene that explains why. It's a gene that causes a cognitive imbalance and it's only found in humans, lemmings and moths.

    Well shit...

  • Mortal SkyMortal Sky queer punk hedge witchRegistered User regular
    A lot of conspiracy/cult/paranormal/alt-med/etc stuff ONRaC covers basically boils down to "special knowledge that makes YOU part of something IMPORTANT"

    you can get a lot of people absolutely hooked on that feeling, even/especially people who think they're too good for it - just look at how much sway guys like J*rdan P*t*rson or W*m H*f had in the Reddit lifestyle sphere for a while

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  • I needed a gnome to post.I needed a gnome to post. boom Registered User regular
    Worm Hoof got to reddit????

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  • JarsJars Registered User regular
    conspiracy theories are viewpoint reinforcing ego boosts. you know the ***truth*** and all those sheeple out there don't

    it's not surprise they are very addicting

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  • PoorochondriacPoorochondriac Ah, man Ah, jeezRegistered User regular
    Jars wrote: »
    conspiracy theories are viewpoint reinforcing ego boosts. you know the ***truth*** and all those sheeple out there don't

    it's not surprise they are very addicting

    I think that's true for some/many people, yeah

    But conspiracy theories for a lot of other people are a way of seeing order in chaos and happenstance. Uncertainty is scary for a lot of folks, and something that says, "There IS a pattern, you don't need to be scared of the unknown any more" is very appealing.

    For some folks, tragedy on a wide-enough scale short-circuits their brain. It's easier to believe in a cabal of all-powerful bad guys than to believe that tragedy is unpredictable, that it can just happen, that life is more fragile and unpredictable than they realized.

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Jars wrote: »
    conspiracy theories are viewpoint reinforcing ego boosts. you know the ***truth*** and all those sheeple out there don't

    it's not surprise they are very addicting

    I think that's true for some/many people, yeah

    But conspiracy theories for a lot of other people are a way of seeing order in chaos and happenstance. Uncertainty is scary for a lot of folks, and something that says, "There IS a pattern, you don't need to be scared of the unknown any more" is very appealing.

    For some folks, tragedy on a wide-enough scale short-circuits their brain. It's easier to believe in a cabal of all-powerful bad guys than to believe that tragedy is unpredictable, that it can just happen, that life is more fragile and unpredictable than they realized.

    For some folks they go deep into a conspiracy hole, don't trust the banks to hold their gold, hide it in the roof, and then lose it all when a once in a lifetime tornado destroys their roof specifically.

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  • -Tal-Tal Registered User regular
    another factor is that not everybody in these groups is necessarily a die-hard believer, but the social aspects of the group are very important to them and they are willing to go along to maintain that

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  • JarsJars Registered User regular
    edited May 20
    Jars wrote: »
    conspiracy theories are viewpoint reinforcing ego boosts. you know the ***truth*** and all those sheeple out there don't

    it's not surprise they are very addicting

    I think that's true for some/many people, yeah

    But conspiracy theories for a lot of other people are a way of seeing order in chaos and happenstance. Uncertainty is scary for a lot of folks, and something that says, "There IS a pattern, you don't need to be scared of the unknown any more" is very appealing.

    For some folks, tragedy on a wide-enough scale short-circuits their brain. It's easier to believe in a cabal of all-powerful bad guys than to believe that tragedy is unpredictable, that it can just happen, that life is more fragile and unpredictable than they realized.

    For some folks they go deep into a conspiracy hole, don't trust the banks to hold their gold, hide it in the roof, and then lose it all when a once in a lifetime tornado destroys their roof specifically.

    I read a book called acts of god about how the US likes to attribute environmental disasters and the destruction they cause to happenstance, rather than choices we make about things like building patterns

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  • VeldrinVeldrin Sham bam bamina Registered User regular
    Jars wrote: »
    conspiracy theories are viewpoint reinforcing ego boosts. you know the ***truth*** and all those sheeple out there don't

    it's not surprise they are very addicting

    I think that's true for some/many people, yeah

    But conspiracy theories for a lot of other people are a way of seeing order in chaos and happenstance. Uncertainty is scary for a lot of folks, and something that says, "There IS a pattern, you don't need to be scared of the unknown any more" is very appealing.

    For some folks, tragedy on a wide-enough scale short-circuits their brain. It's easier to believe in a cabal of all-powerful bad guys than to believe that tragedy is unpredictable, that it can just happen, that life is more fragile and unpredictable than they realized.

    For some folks they go deep into a conspiracy hole, don't trust the banks to hold their gold, hide it in the roof, and then lose it all when a once in a lifetime tornado destroys their roof specifically.

    Wait

    Didn't you lose your house roof in a tornado...?

  • MechMantisMechMantis Registered User regular
    Veldrin wrote: »
    Jars wrote: »
    conspiracy theories are viewpoint reinforcing ego boosts. you know the ***truth*** and all those sheeple out there don't

    it's not surprise they are very addicting

    I think that's true for some/many people, yeah

    But conspiracy theories for a lot of other people are a way of seeing order in chaos and happenstance. Uncertainty is scary for a lot of folks, and something that says, "There IS a pattern, you don't need to be scared of the unknown any more" is very appealing.

    For some folks, tragedy on a wide-enough scale short-circuits their brain. It's easier to believe in a cabal of all-powerful bad guys than to believe that tragedy is unpredictable, that it can just happen, that life is more fragile and unpredictable than they realized.

    For some folks they go deep into a conspiracy hole, don't trust the banks to hold their gold, hide it in the roof, and then lose it all when a once in a lifetime tornado destroys their roof specifically.

    Wait

    Didn't you lose your house roof in a tornado...?

    I believe he is accurately describing what happened to his then-roommate.

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  • LalaboxLalabox Registered User regular
    Evil Within 2 is definitely improved by being about a dude who's had experience with this weird matrix and who is also traumatised by his last time through this weird matrix

    Evil Within 1 is still bad and not really worth playing, but i think it would take some incredibly deft writing to hit the good character beats that 2 hits if it were a standalone game and not a sequel to this other game

  • LalaboxLalabox Registered User regular
    It's just a good sequel where you don't have to actually experience the original

  • -Tal-Tal Registered User regular
    edited May 20
    Here's my beef with how patrick klepek talks about psychobreak. He says it's like if shinji mikami made resident evil 4 again in 2014 but resident evil 4 whips ass and is amazing to play in 2021.

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  • LalaboxLalabox Registered User regular
    Evil With 1 contains no rip, no roaring, and only the barest traces of adventure

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  • Undead ScottsmanUndead Scottsman Registered User regular
    -Tal wrote: »
    Here's my beef with how patrick klepek talks about psychobreak. He says it's like if shinji mikami made resident evil 4 again in 2014 but resident evil 4 whips ass and is amazing to play in 2021.

    Are you sure that was a qualitative statement and not just Patrick talking about design styles?

  • -Tal-Tal Registered User regular
    -Tal wrote: »
    Here's my beef with how patrick klepek talks about psychobreak. He says it's like if shinji mikami made resident evil 4 again in 2014 but resident evil 4 whips ass and is amazing to play in 2021.

    Are you sure that was a qualitative statement and not just Patrick talking about design styles?

    I'm not sure how similar the design styles can be if psychobreak is apparently intolerable to play and resident evil 4 is one of the best video games

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  • Indie WinterIndie Winter die Krähe Rudi Hurzlmeier (German, b. 1952)Registered User regular
    edited May 20
    so I had this notion to write a really bigass philosophical post about My Thoughts re: cults/conspiratorial ingroups, the three Viennese schools of Psychotherapy and their analysis of the base driving force behind men's actions, the mixed curse and blessing of our sapience and the ever present need, particularly expressed via dissection of capitalist and fascist ideologies, to resolve the anxiety of death

    but then I figured, eh, fuck it, I should only dedicate that kind of highfalutin analysis into things that actually matter, like Fallen London lore implications

    basically it comes down to people's sense of self revolving around an integrated concept of meaning and power in order to handle perceptions of helplessness in the face of material and metaphysical inferiority, and while these coalesce into different forms based on innumerable factors, the nature of highly unequal western socio-economics together with a glut of unsupervised information distribution means

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Registered User, ClubPA regular
    MechMantis wrote: »
    Veldrin wrote: »
    Jars wrote: »
    conspiracy theories are viewpoint reinforcing ego boosts. you know the ***truth*** and all those sheeple out there don't

    it's not surprise they are very addicting

    I think that's true for some/many people, yeah

    But conspiracy theories for a lot of other people are a way of seeing order in chaos and happenstance. Uncertainty is scary for a lot of folks, and something that says, "There IS a pattern, you don't need to be scared of the unknown any more" is very appealing.

    For some folks, tragedy on a wide-enough scale short-circuits their brain. It's easier to believe in a cabal of all-powerful bad guys than to believe that tragedy is unpredictable, that it can just happen, that life is more fragile and unpredictable than they realized.

    For some folks they go deep into a conspiracy hole, don't trust the banks to hold their gold, hide it in the roof, and then lose it all when a once in a lifetime tornado destroys their roof specifically.

    Wait

    Didn't you lose your house roof in a tornado...?

    I believe he is accurately describing what happened to his then-roommate.

    Yuuuuuuup

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  • Undead ScottsmanUndead Scottsman Registered User regular
    edited May 20
    -Tal wrote: »
    -Tal wrote: »
    Here's my beef with how patrick klepek talks about psychobreak. He says it's like if shinji mikami made resident evil 4 again in 2014 but resident evil 4 whips ass and is amazing to play in 2021.

    Are you sure that was a qualitative statement and not just Patrick talking about design styles?

    I'm not sure how similar the design styles can be if psychobreak is apparently intolerable to play and resident evil 4 is one of the best video games

    Similar? I was suggesting Patrick was referring to how design styles have changed in the last seven years that Evil Within 2 has not picked up on.

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  • DepressperadoDepressperado I just wanted to see you laughing in the pizza rainRegistered User regular
    MechMantis wrote: »
    Veldrin wrote: »
    Jars wrote: »
    conspiracy theories are viewpoint reinforcing ego boosts. you know the ***truth*** and all those sheeple out there don't

    it's not surprise they are very addicting

    I think that's true for some/many people, yeah

    But conspiracy theories for a lot of other people are a way of seeing order in chaos and happenstance. Uncertainty is scary for a lot of folks, and something that says, "There IS a pattern, you don't need to be scared of the unknown any more" is very appealing.

    For some folks, tragedy on a wide-enough scale short-circuits their brain. It's easier to believe in a cabal of all-powerful bad guys than to believe that tragedy is unpredictable, that it can just happen, that life is more fragile and unpredictable than they realized.

    For some folks they go deep into a conspiracy hole, don't trust the banks to hold their gold, hide it in the roof, and then lose it all when a once in a lifetime tornado destroys their roof specifically.

    Wait

    Didn't you lose your house roof in a tornado...?

    I believe he is accurately describing what happened to his then-roommate.

    Yuuuuuuup

    lmao

    who puts their gold in the attic?

    1) gold is mad heavy
    2) you bury treasure ya dingus

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