GWJ Conference Call Episode 182

Conference Call

Dragon Age: Awakening, The PAX East Report, Star Craft 2 Beta, iPad Impressions & The Future, Your Emails and more!

This week Julian returns with tales of PAX, the iPad and his germaphobia. If you want to submit a question or comment call in to our voicemail line at (612) 284-4563.

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Show credits

Music credits: 

Intro/Outtro Music - Ian Dorsch, Willowtree Audioworks

"Chloe" (James 106) - 0:27:34
"Arpeg" (Tom Quinn) - http://thomashquinn.googlepages.com/ - 0:50:55

Comments

Did the podcast regress back to the 90's? Rabbit described everything as "The Bomb" and Certis used the word "Rad". I think we should be told.

I've heard rad used in many places in recent months. Combined with the multiple year success of the Totally Rad Show on Revision 3 it would seem "Rad" is making a comeback.

"The bomb" though? Shameful.

We're bringing it back kicking and screaming.

It's only one small step from "Rad" to "Hey Nonny Nonny", and then I'm afraid I shall have to call the police.

"Rad" is 80's, not 90's!

I've been using it pretty much nonstop since then, usually ironically and in conjunction with an f-bomb. I recognize that this does not make me cool in any way.

My worst 80's leftover is, "Totally!" I can't break it.

Does that mean I can start saying "choice" again?

(Useage: "That porsche is totally choice.") Ferris Bueller used it. How bad could it be?

It would be mint.

lostlobster wrote:

(Useage: "That porsche is totally choice.") Ferris Bueller used it. How bad could it be?

I use the "It is so choice. If you have the means, I highly recommend it" line all the time about various things.

I use "rad" all the time. Love it.

"The bomb," though, is terrible. I'm adding that to the banned words list, along with, "visceral" "compelling" and "Rob is correct."

I propose that we start calling things of which we approve 'boss' again.

I want to to bring back "bitchin" and "groovy," myself.

Also: thanks for making this podcast just an hour long. Tight editing for the win, right?

I gotta say, Certis completely made up for his lame use of "the bomb" and "super good" with his "Werther's Original floating across the screen" joke. I lol'd.

On Tabletop gaming on the IPad:

What excites me the most about this concept is that this will introduce the ability to play a tabletop game with someone not there.

Catan on 360 is fun enough, but the notion of sitting down at a table with a friend/spouse and playing Smallworld with a friend in California will just be amazing.

MeatMan wrote:

I gotta say, Certis completely made up for his lame use of "the bomb" and "super good" with his "Werther's Original floating across the screen" joke. I lol'd.

Bah. The "old people like Werther's originals" joke for the week got used by the Giantbomb guys last Tuesday

Does this all mean that I can start shopping for Parachute Pants again?

It could be that I'm playing too much M&B Warband, but left shoulder keeps getting sore (for some stupid reason, I lean thinking it'll make the horse turn faster) and there's a blister on my right elbow from leaning against my chair's armrest too much. Of course, this is all on top of the sore back I get if I game on my couch for too long, too.

Rat Boy wrote:

It could be that I'm playing too much M&B Warband, but left shoulder keeps getting sore (for some stupid reason, I lean thinking it'll make the horse turn faster) and there's a blister on my right elbow from leaning against my chair's armrest too much. Of course, this is all on top of the sore back I get if I game on my couch for too long, too.

This is just immersion. Riding a horse is hard work.

Elysium wrote:

Does this all mean that I can start shopping for Parachute Pants again?

Do you have a seven-leaf clover, mastery of the septuple head spin, and backup from Notoriously F.A.T?

LobsterMobster wrote:
Rat Boy wrote:

It could be that I'm playing too much M&B Warband, but left shoulder keeps getting sore (for some stupid reason, I lean thinking it'll make the horse turn faster) and there's a blister on my right elbow from leaning against my chair's armrest too much. Of course, this is all on top of the sore back I get if I game on my couch for too long, too.

This is just immersion. Riding a horse is hard work.

Does that mean they're implementing swollen asses with the next patch?

The 360 controller is sometimes better but it has the worst dpad ever

Elysium wrote:

Does this all mean that I can start shopping for Parachute Pants again?

Only if you wear them with Adidas high tops.

MeatMan wrote:
Elysium wrote:

Does this all mean that I can start shopping for Parachute Pants again?

Only if you wear them with Adidas high tops.

This. THIS. I want this to happen and I want pictures as proof and maybe video.

Also, you have to sing Rebel Yell wearing said garments.

Demiurge wrote:
MeatMan wrote:
Elysium wrote:

Does this all mean that I can start shopping for Parachute Pants again?

Only if you wear them with Adidas high tops.

This. THIS. I want this to happen and I want pictures as proof and maybe video.

Also, you have to sing Rebel Yell wearing said garments.

Or be breakdancing.

So I wanted to comment on the games/music/podcast association thing because I have one that relates to the GWJ podcast itself.

For some reason I associate the podcast with the band Breaking Benjamin. I must have started listening to the podcast and the band at the same time and yeah, my brain has somehow linked the two together. So much so that for some reason I imagine Certis looks like Benjamin Burnley, the band's singer.

My brain is broken.

Demiurge wrote:
MeatMan wrote:
Elysium wrote:

Does this all mean that I can start shopping for Parachute Pants again?

Only if you wear them with Adidas high tops.

This. THIS. I want this to happen and I want pictures as proof and maybe video.

Also, you have to sing Rebel Yell wearing said garments.

I'm still waiting for footage of Goodjers singing from The Beatles: Rock Band. Surely you all played that at the last Rabbitcon.

iPad Gaming: I think there is a lot of potential for some awesome stuff to come out in the next 6-12 months.

I think card based board games using iPhone/iTouch integration would be swell... say Dominion. I'd love to see Ad Astra, Cutthroat Caverns, Cosmic Encounter, etc. in this mode.

As far as music and gaming go, Del tha Funkee Homo Sapien is my secret weapon in Mario Tennis. Any time I'm stuck on a tough match, I toss in some "I Wish My Brother George Was Here" and go back and win it in one.

If im banned from calling things "the bomb" after spending my entire pax in the retro arcade, there is no kindness left in the world.

Comparing Starcraft to Command and Conquer at all is blasphemy. Heathen!