GWJ Conference Call Episode 553

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Music credits: 

Young Love - BoxCat Games - http://box-cat.com/ - 27:03

Passing Time - BoxCat Games - http://box-cat.com/ - 40:53

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00:00:56 GoFundMe for Dr. Awkward
00:03:34 Nintendo Switch
00:09:00 Tabletop Role-playing
00:11:54 Divinity: Original Sin 2
00:15:40 Prey
00:27:03 The Gaming Afterglow
00:40:53 Your Emails

"It's awesome, go buy it!"
Me when people tell me to buy Prey:
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I'm glad everyone is having fun and enjoying it, but Prey seems terrifying and my poor heart could not take it.

Totally agree with Julian on not playing stuff that doesn't click. I completely agree. Life is too short, gaming time too precious, for us to keep beating our heads on a wall.

Wait, Sands was complaining about how his surname got turned into a unit of measure on Twitter but he was the one who invoked it during the podcast?

Rat Boy wrote:

Wait, Sands was complaining about how his surname got turned into a unit of measure on Twitter but he was the one who invoked it during the podcast?

I thought it was Certis who coined the phrase? Gee thanks, RatBoy, now I have to go back and listen to episode 552 again.

Eleima wrote:
Rat Boy wrote:

Wait, Sands was complaining about how his surname got turned into a unit of measure on Twitter but he was the one who invoked it during the podcast?

I thought it was Certis who coined the phrase? Gee thanks, RatBoy, now I have to go back and listen to episode 552 again. ;)

No, Certis came up with it, but Elysium was complaining that it was mentioned in the podcast this week even thought he's the one who mentioned it.

Here's a link to the thread to support Dr_Awkward and his family as he fights cancer.

https://www.gamerswithjobs.com/node/...

I echo the feeling of the barren expanse that is the Nintendo Switch game library and store. It's like the Old West town that is booming during the BotW gold rush and then has tumbleweeds after a couple months

EbonyPegasus wrote:

I echo the feeling of the barren expanse that is the Nintendo Switch game library and store. It's like the Old West town that is booming during the BotW gold rush and then has tumbleweeds after a couple months

One thing to note when Sean/Julian (can't remember whom) was complaining about the sparsity of the Coming Soon section of the eShop is that it only seems to highlight *some* upcoming games. Other ones just pop up on the store with no fanfare.

I was listening on my way to work today and was really taken by surprise by the Thread of the Week, plus the fact that you kicked off the show with it. Really above and beyond guys.
Missy and I so much appreciate the support. Thank you.

My 2 fav confused, over-it dads, lol
Sir. your description of your first night of Minecraft actually prompted me to pick it up. I'm looking at my life and it's actually pretty awesome.

Love you, Tim

I was listening to this episode and started laughing during the Switch discussion in which the comment was made to the effect that this far, everyone had been using it in the dock. The reason I laughed is that I realised that at that moment I was playing in portable mode while sitting on my sofa...right in front on my big TV with the dock attached to it!

I took the Switch with me during a remote island deployment recently and played a ton of it there. In fact, I'd estimate that my usage is probably 75% portable this far.

I've never particularly been a Nintendo fan, but I'm really pulling for this little gem of a device to take off. It's like a super-charged 3DS with the option to play in console mode.

Actually, that's a good question. Do you guys regard this as a handheld with a console mode, or a console with a handheld mode? I wonder if that particular subjective viewpoint will influence game reviews in the future.

Coldstream wrote:

I've never particularly been a Nintendo fan, but I'm really pulling for this little gem of a device to take off. It's like a super-charged 3DS with the option to play in console mode.

And for me it's a portable Wii-U with a much better pro controller.

I don't think you will have to pull that hard. The main "gimmick" they used this time is something that many will find useful and won't interfere with those who don't care about it. It's a win-win. The only thing I see as a possible barrier is the accessory sticker shock but I'm hoping those prices lower over time.

Am I the only person who has no sympathy for "lost hours" on wipes? You have free time to sit down and play a videogame, you already win.

If those 200 hours were good, then surely the game is good and the next 200 hours you put in will also be good. Or you can move on to another game. If it was communicated that the wipe was going to happen, isn't it your own fault for getting attached to progress you knew you weren't going to keep?

Maybe I'm a bad person.

Mermaidpirate wrote:

If it was communicated that the wipe was going to happen

I think this is probably the key. A lot of early access doesn't necessarily make it clear what will happen until later in the process or right before the wipe happens.