Gentlemen's Lunchtime Association

Like a book club, but with video games.

Next video game book club: Quake

We’ll be playing Id Software’s “Quake” as our next video game book club game for the podcast. I’ll put a vod up on youtube when I’ve done my playthrough.

 

I’m currently about 1/3rd through editing the latest podcast. The next one will be a special “live” recording from Japanese Animation Mitchell’s home. We might also do some E3 reaction broadcasts if I can convince everyone that it won’t be garbage.

 

If you have any indie or classic games that you would like to hear us discuss on the podcast then please leave us some comments. The more free the games are, the more likely we will play them.

Interview with the developers of “Yo! Noid 2: Enter the Void”

You may have already heard the interview as part of episode 71 of the “Gentlemen Discussing Vidya” podcast.
I’ve now turned that interview into a video with footage from the game, as well as the original “Yo! Noid” and a few other bits and bobs.

“Yo! Noid 2: Enter the Void” was developed as part of a community game-jam.
Taking aspects of the lore from Domino’s Pizza commercials featuring “The Noid” as well as the original “Yo! Noid” on the Nintendo Entertainment System, the team behind the game managed to craft something unique and fun to play which has a great sense of humour.

You can download the game and find links to the contributors’ various websites here.
I’d really urge you to go and play it. A single character casual playthrough won’t take much more than 30 minutes and it’s well worth it.

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Episode 71 – Dippy Tenga Egg

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This episode: the natural oils of a horse, an interview with the developers of Yo! Noid 2: Enter the Void, chode ray tubes, a lego person giving birth, and Daddy Bowser. Plus: remember Tay Zonday? He’s dead now. Feel old?

  • 3:20 – Warmup
  • 13:02 – The video game book club: Yo! Noid 2
  • 30:52 – Interview with Yo Noid 2’s developers
  • 1:04:50 – The news, but better
  • 1:40:09 – Garfield Eats
  • 1:46:18 – Riddles of the Spink (final episode)
  • 2:12:03 – Entropy

Edited by Catsman. Thanks to the Yo! Noid 2 crew.

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Next video game book club

We recorded a podcast today! Expect it whenever the editing is done. We discussed “Yo! Noid 2: Enter The Void”.

Our next book club video game will be “Wario Land 4” for the Gameboy Advance. Play along with us if you want to see how our opinions differ from yours. We’ll likely upload the results of some streams to YouTube over the next couple of weeks.

It sounds like we’ll also be discussing “Baba Is You” by Hempuli which can be purchased on PC, Switch and probably other consoles that I don’t own. It’s about £15 and it’s very good. It’s a big brain puzzle game that makes me think harder than any game has done in a long time (possibly ever).

Updates on the podcast

Some of you may be aware that we’re thinking of ways to re-vitalise the podcast. We haven’t been going regularly for a while and we’re trying to get a schedule going to bring it back to about monthly. Catsman has noted that the news section is often a drag (it’s longer and much worse while recording and I axed about half of it during last episode’s edit).

In the interest of reducing the news section to something more fun and manageable while still trying to have some set topics to talk about, we’re going to bring back the Video Game Book Club. We’ll decide a game to play each month and will talk about it on the next podcast. I’m aiming to stream these games (and I encourage others to do so) and I’ll likely upload my playthroughs to our youtube channel so people who can’t/don’t want to play can at least experience the games we talk about in some format.
We’ll be letting you know which games we will be playing in advance so that you can play them too and see if your views align with ours. Feel free to comment with your thoughts on the game announcement posts or in the comments sections of the podcasts we discuss then in.

“Yo Noid! 2: Enter the Void” will be our first book club game of the new season. Here’s an almost download link: https://dustinbragg.itch.io/yo-noid-was-ahead-of-its-time
Yo Noid! has a rich history with the GLA. Woolyshambler will defend it to the death and it, as well as The Noid himself, has been discussed multiple times on previous episodes of GDV. It’s an advertising game that released in Japan as “Masked Ninja Hanamaru” but was re-purposed to try to get people to buy more Domino’s Pizza.

I also realise that we haven’t done comments in a while and I keep meaning to go back through the last five or six episodes to grab them.

We’ll maybe be bringing back some other old sections and things may get a bit experimental in terms of format. Please look forward to that. As I often say: “Exspecs the unexspecsted!”
I’ve also decided that multi-track recording session editing is not a sustainable lifestyle choice and I will have to stop.

If you’d like to get involved in the podcast or just generally talk to us, then the best way to contact us these days is to hop in our discord: https://discord.gg/rpWaRYn

Episode 70 – 10,000 Marios versus The Sun

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People who talked during this podcast: Catsman, Mooglepies, RSN_Bran, Rustyheadphones, Specs and Woolyshambler (AKA Happyman).

In this episode, the Gentlemen discuss The Beano, Tetris, Remakes and Video Game Movies.

Timestamps:

  • 00:00:00 Pre-intro
  • 00:03:56 Intro
  • 00:06:27 News
  • 00:40:12 Tetris Talk
  • 00:43:21 Riddles of the Spinx
  • 01:08:47 Catsman’s conundrum – Remakes that we want to happen
  • 01:24:41 Moviewatch
  • 01:27:55 Outro

News:

Doug Bowser takes over from Reggie Fils-Aimé as Nintendo of America CEO

Fallout watch:
Bethesda cracks down on Fallout 76 accounts with illicit “developer room” items
New Fallout 76 patch reintroduces old problems
Fallout 76 can’t differentiate between illegal item duplication and just crafting multiple items
Duplicated items are purged from player accounts
Player gets stuck in a locked DLC area and can’t leave

Nike shoes brick with app updates
Fortnite Live event in Norwich
Pokémon beta stuff
Xbox live on switch
Kirby has a skeleton
Metro Exodus on the Epic Store

This podcast was edited by: Specs
Just a note on the editing: I got some good feedback about the multi-track editing that I did last time. I streamlined the process and did the same for this podcast, but it still takes WAY too long to do it this way and I think that I will probably stop because it’s such a massive work of editing.

PS: Woolyshambler (AKA Happyman) has been putting together a series of podcasts about Pokémon, which you can check out at our YouTube channel.
Watch us stream at https://twitch.tv/thecatsman
Join our Discord at: https://discord.gg/uvV97rH

Episode 69 – Very Nice

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People who talked during this podcast: Catsman, Mooglepies, OkayHero, RSN_Bran, ShinyMissingno, Specs and Woolyshambler (AKA Happyman)

We discuss the games of last year as well as our hopes (and eventual crushed dreams) of the future; Specs trials his new gameshow format and Woolyshambler (AKA Happyman) walks out of his own window; Specs dreams about Catsman and then we discuss magical pornography. It all ends with post-burger music.

Timestamps:

  • 00:00:00 Intro
  • 00:02:03 Game of the year talk
  • 00:17:58 What are we looking forward to?
  • 00:28:53 Specs’ Spectacular Quiz
  • 00:47:44 Megaman 11 and general Megaman talk
  • 01:02:15 News
  • 01:52:28 Deltarune chat
  • 01:56:06 Hamburger music and outro

Hamburger music was “And My Name’s Booster” from Super Mario: RPG and “Astral Alley” from Night in the Woods

News from this podcast:

The Vatican’s Pokémon Go Like App
Sony censorship
Snoop and Spyro
Playstation Classic is bad
Nintendo sues romsite for $12million
SWAT death
Millenial Monopoly
Carlton and backpack kid sue Fortnite
Fake Girl Gamers in Overwatch
DS games can be played online again

Fallout 76-watch:

Beta deletion bug
Can’t uninstall bug
Tied to framerate
No modchecks
Bag controversy
Support ticket data leaks

Randy Pitchford pornography (Thanks to “The Piff Pod”, I stole their audio from episode 75 and abridged it for our section on this).

PS: Woolyshambler (AKA Happyman) has been putting together a series of podcasts about Pokemon, which you can check out at our YouTube channel.
Watch us stream at https://twitch.tv/thecatsman
Join our Discord at: https://discord.gg/uvV97rH

This podcast was edited by: Specs

Please give me some feedback on the editing in this podcast. I edited it differently from how we normally do it in order to artificially make it so that nobody talks over each other (unless for artistic purposes). If enough people tell me that this is worthwhile then I may consider continuing to do it, but it was a pain in the arse to do.

Next recording is tentatively 15:00 GMT on 17/02/2019.

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