GWJ Conference Call Episode 313

Conference Call

XCOM: Enemy Unknown, Dishonored, MineZ, Super Crate Box Vita, Boss Battles, Your Emails and more!

This week Shawn, Julian, Elysium and Charlie talk XCOM, Dishonored and to dogmatic trope that is boss fights.

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Chairman_Mao's Timestamps
00.01.59 League of Legends
00.05.52 DayZ and other Arma fun
00.07.34 MineZ - Survival horror Minecraft
00.09.23 Black Mesa
00.10.55 X-Com
00.30.07 Pandaria update
00.32.58 Super Crate Box
00.34.54 Pinball Arcade
00.36.14 Dishonored
00.57.46 This week's sponsor--audible.com--and this week's recommendation: a sickly-Certis-Certified Gardens of the Moon
00.59.24 This week's topic: Boss Battles!
01.13.02 The FINAL GWJ Donation Drive 2012 Update
01.15.15 Your emails!

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Show credits

Music credits: 

Main Menu music - Dishonored - http://www.dishonored.com/ - 58:54

Main Theme - XCOM: Enemy Unknown - http://www.xcom.com/enemyunknown/ - 1:12:34

Intro/Outtro Music - Ian Dorsch, Willowtree Audioworks

Comments

Certis wrote:

I think we say "and" quite a bit.

I wish I could favorite this.

Boss battles are awesome!
They also make sense in shmups, and Metroidvania's,

Another enjoyable podcast, thank you. Listening to you guys talk about Dishonored, I'm surprised there were no comparisons made to Assassin's Creed. Ignoring the story bits, if you hadn't said the name "Dishonored" I would have just assumed you were talking about AC based on the game play descriptions.

So I'll ask the question, how does this game compare to AC?

So I'll ask the question, how does this game compare to AC?

You run along rooftops.

Hmmmm. Other than that there is some aspect of open world stuff but the stealth is much more focused on not being seen than blending in. The powers in Dishonored are much more over the top as well.

Minarchist wrote:

Spite typos are the best typos.

I call them "spyposd".

Late on this, but iTunes only grabbed the first 4 seconds of the show. Did anyone else have this issue?

EDIT: Disregard. Tried again and it looks like it grabbed everything. Weird.

Gravey wrote:
Minarchist wrote:

Spite typos are the best typos.

I call them "spyposd".

I first misread as "sprite typos." Obvs. better than polygon typos.

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Was this the episode where an email was about game character costumes?

Here is my home made Raiden costume.

That looks awesome! The hat is perfect.

Thanks, it was pretty simple to put together. I uploaded it to a site called

Www.coolest-homemade-costumes.com

It has a section or video game characters and some of the costumes people have made are immense

Julian, what controller do you use on a PC? I've had no trouble with Logitech controllers and GameMaker games like Spelunky and Super Crate Box.

I had to comment on this one. I'm a HUGE fan of Shadow of the Colossus, Demon's Souls, and Dark Souls, mainly because they make boss fights such a great integral part of the game. But I agree that other games, when they do have boss fights, often get them horribly wrong.

Infamous had very lame boss fights, and I found the last boss to be particularly difficult. But it didn't feel clever, it just felt like a pain in the butt.

shoptroll wrote:

Julian, what controller do you use on a PC? I've had no trouble with Logitech controllers and GameMaker games like Spelunky and Super Crate Box.

Not to steal Rabbit's thunder, but this is one of the best purchases I've made all year. The wired 360 controller works like a dream for PC games.

kincher skolfax wrote:

Not to steal Rabbit's thunder, but this is one of the best purchases I've made all year. The wired 360 controller works like a dream for PC games.

Thanks for reminding me to steal Demyx's wired 360 controller to try on my PC and see how well that works with some of the older titles on my PC. I'm kinda in the market for a new controller (or two) since I always forget to run the XBox controller emulator whenever I fire up something like Saint's Row 3 which doesn't recognize DirectInput devices. Plus, based on the Big Picture web page it doesn't sound like my controllers will work with that either.