GWJ Conference Call Episode 281

Conference Call

Syndicate, Vita Hands-On & Games, SSX, SOL Exodus, The Connective Tissue Between Games, Your Twitter Topics, Emails and more!

This week Julian, Shawn and Cory are joined by Jonathan Downin as they talk about caving and buying the Vita.

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Show credits

Music credits: 

Intro/Outtro Music - Ian Dorsch, Willowtree Audioworks

FFVII - No Such Thing as the Promised Land - SGX - http://sgxmusic.com/ - 40:19

DDR (4F73R M3) - SGX - http://sgxmusic.com/ - 1:02:04

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This week's rundown, sponsored by GWJ Guangzhou Winery and Juice Industries Ltd. (currently in litigation with this site to earnestly win back its global trademark rights)

00.01.16 Vita!
00.24.18 Syndicate
00.31.37 Soul Exodus
00.40.47 Connective Tissue between Games
00.53.20 Twitter questions
01.02.31 Your Emails

It was fun listening to Shawn attempting to say "Space Sim" :p

Is it just me that has a problem with the RSS feed? I'm getting a "file isn't on server" error. The show it's in the feed, just won't download.

MannishBoy wrote:

Is it just me that has a problem with the RSS feed? I'm getting a "file isn't on server" error. The show it's in the feed, just won't download.

We had a file error when it was first uploaded, but that's long since been cleared up. Maybe re-download or re-subscribe?

I can't take this anymore. The method used to represent threedimensional objects in a drawing, or in a computer game like Syndicate, is called isometric projection.

Isometric.

Isometric.

ISOMETRIC, Julian.

Isomorphism is something completely different.

Has Julian left his Vita on a train yet?

Craymen Edge wrote:

It was fun listening to Shawn attempting to say "conkwisstador" :p

FTFY

That FFVII music really takes me back. Midgar was such an awesome environment. It seemed so big!

I think that organ that made Shawn get a Vita is not the spleen.

More likely the spine.

Or a partial lack thereof...

Certis wrote:
MannishBoy wrote:

Is it just me that has a problem with the RSS feed? I'm getting a "file isn't on server" error. The show it's in the feed, just won't download.

We had a file error when it was first uploaded, but that's long since been cleared up. Maybe re-download or re-subscribe?

Thanks. Got it.

On Origin: They have beta cloud saves. I cut it off due to it's tendency to overwrite my BF3 config file manual changes.

Listening to the Conference Call talk about the Vita has pushed my Want Meter to maximum. But I'm not sure how many games I would play on it... all I see on the horizon for myself is Street Fighter x Tekken :/ When someone puts out a big RPG or Monster Hunter I think I'll bite, but until then my interest is just gadget lust.

Forte wrote:

Listening to the Conference Call talk about the Vita has pushed my Want Meter to maximum. But I'm not sure how many games I would play on it... all I see on the horizon for myself is Street Fighter x Tekken :/ When someone puts out a big RPG or Monster Hunter I think I'll bite, but until then my interest is just gadget lust.

I understand Street fighter X Tekken isn't coming for a while.

This is my first time owning a console of any kind since release day. I feel like a kid with a new toy. I don't see any sort of "oh man, I should have got an Ipad" stuff in my future as of yet.
So on release day I bought

Vita Wifi (got a free 4GB card)
Uncharted
Ultimate marvel vs capcom 3
Lumines: electronic symphony (digital)
Hot shots golf (came free with uncharted and marvel)
Dynasty warriors next*
game card holder (7 bucks)*
"travel case" ~20ish*
32GB memory stick*

I'll let you do the math I can't be bothered to do at the moment.

*I work at a Slavestop discount

I don't feel bad for dropping the cash for one second. It would have been worth it to just play Lumines.

This is the first thing I've carried around commuting or something to turn heads and get questions asked the way the Vita does. So if you can't tell, I feel very good about buying a Vita.

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I'm not sure if this is spam or mocking. Or both? Right? Right.

Just got to the start of the emails and I've got 2 comments:

The Nintendo points you get for putting in your game codes, as of December or January can be used to also buy special selected games that change on a monthly cycle. I picked up Majora's Mask on the Wii VC in January via this method for a measly 150 points, which is what you get for registering 3 retail console, or 5 retail portable games. Granted, the selection is limited to 3 or so games a month, but I've gotten a game through it already.

Next, when gaming on the PC with just a couple friends, we just use the Steam client chat which has always on and push to talk modes. It's not perfect, but unlike other clients, it's already there so no installing new software.

xonan wrote:

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Huh.

Forte wrote:

Listening to the Conference Call talk about the Vita has pushed my Want Meter to maximum. But I'm not sure how many games I would play on it... all I see on the horizon for myself is Street Fighter x Tekken :/ When someone puts out a big RPG or Monster Hunter I think I'll bite, but until then my interest is just gadget lust.

I'm certainly expecting big RPGs. This is the first launch console where I've gotten 5 games and still wanted more. I have 3 more coming up before the end of June that I want. My list doesn't include Persona 4 or the new Vanillaware game because they lack official release dates. I also have almost 15 PSP games loaded on it from my Go and PSP3000, and this is the source of my RPGing for the moment. (Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky is a definite buy, btw, for anyone who likes JRPGs.)

Have:
Hotshots Golf (Very addicting, love the daily tournaments.)
Rayman Origins (The very best demo for the screen you can have. Looks great.)
Plants vs Zombies (I was initially regretting buying this, but then I found you can turn off the touch screen controls and use the D-pad.)
Super Stardust Delta. (Not as flashy as the PS3, but still tons of fun.)
Escape Plan (I haven't played it yet, too busy with the others.)

Want:
Uncharted (I'm waiting because I know this game will be available for years...)
Touch my Katamari
Hustle kings? Maybe...

Next 4 months:
Disgaea 3. I'll finally get to finish it.
Gravity Rush. Played the demo, it's great. Can't wait for it to come out.
Resistance: Burning Skies. I love this franchise...

Demiurge wrote:
xonan wrote:

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mrtomaytohead wrote:
Demiurge wrote:
xonan wrote:

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Huh.

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YOU HAVE UNLOCKED INFINITE CERTISES.

*GASP!*

No heat in Mechwarrior? That's not funny, man! Don't even joke about that.

While Uncharted and Rayman look awesome, I just had to see how good old Persona 3 looks on the big screen. Now I'm hooked on that crack again. I do recommend playing your old favorites. The screen makes them so much better and there are obviously no performance issues. And I've noticed that PSP games are very battery-friendly.

grobstein wrote:

That FFVII music really takes me back. Midgar was such an awesome environment. It seemed so big!

Speaking of which: how does the music get chosen, and where does it usually come from?

Demiurge wrote:
xonan wrote:

Right?
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Huh.

Mm hm.

I actually know the difference between isometric and isomorphic in my brain. It just sometimes seems to get lost on the way to my mouth.

rabbit wrote:

I actually know the difference between isometric and isomorphic in my brain. It just sometimes seems to get lost on the way to my mouth.

It's related to orthogonality.

Looks like folks are starting to form a cue to take shots at Rabbit.

Michael wrote:
grobstein wrote:

That FFVII music really takes me back. Midgar was such an awesome environment. It seemed so big!

Speaking of which: how does the music get chosen, and where does it usually come from?

Music is chosen from a highly adapted process that is an advanced form of the method used to predict the outcome of microsecond-specific experiments performed using Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland.

BTW, have any music suggestions?

Jonathan Downin wrote:
Michael wrote:
grobstein wrote:

That FFVII music really takes me back. Midgar was such an awesome environment. It seemed so big!

Speaking of which: how does the music get chosen, and where does it usually come from?

Music is chosen from a highly adapted process that is an advanced form of the method used to predict the outcome of microsecond-specific experiments performed using Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland.

BTW, have any music suggestions?

I heartily recommend anything by Lemon Demon. I won't speak for him, I doubt you'd have any problems getting permission to use a song from him.

Ultimate Showdown is as close as he gets to overplayed, but it would go well on the show. My personal favorite is The Machine.

Jonathan Downin wrote:
Michael wrote:
grobstein wrote:

That FFVII music really takes me back. Midgar was such an awesome environment. It seemed so big!

Speaking of which: how does the music get chosen, and where does it usually come from?

Music is chosen from a highly adapted process that is an advanced form of the method used to predict the outcome of microsecond-specific experiments performed using Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland.

BTW, have any music suggestions?

If you consider snippets created from musically-inclined community members I could send you a submission.

grobstein wrote:

That FFVII music really takes me back. Midgar was such an awesome environment. It seemed so big!

Excellent pick off the Voices of the Lifestream remix album

doubtingthomas396 wrote:

I heartily recommend anything by Lemon Demon. I won't speak for him, I doubt you'd have any problems getting permission to use a song from him.

He also did a song about Bill Watterson's avoidance of his fans which is the only Calvin & Hobbes related song I've ever heard. Also, I think he's the same person behind Potter Puppet Pals.

EDIT: Re: Nintendo Merch. Certis, make sure you check out the Fangamer booth at PAX East. Those guys make some amazing merch.

shoptroll wrote:
doubtingthomas396 wrote:

I heartily recommend anything by Lemon Demon. I won't speak for him, I doubt you'd have any problems getting permission to use a song from him.

He also did a song about Bill Watterson's avoidance of his fans which is the only Calvin & Hobbes related song I've ever heard. Also, I think he's the same person behind Potter Puppet Pals.

He did an extended version of it on his latest album. It's awesome. Nails celebrity worship culture in a way that Lady Gaga's Paparazzi can't touch.

And yes, he is the Potter Puppet Pals guy.

Awesome to see anyone else who knows about the lemonic demonade.