New World

GWJ Conference Call 782

New World (PC), Storybook Brawl (PC), Voice of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars (PS4/5, Xbox, Steam, Nintendo), Hot Wheels Unleashed (PC), Timberborn (PC/Mac), Hot Wheels Unleashed (PC).

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Amanda, Glendon and Rich are joined by scholar, gentleman, and Honey Heist Bear David Bauer (Karnak from the forums) to discuss the development of language in gaming.

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00:02:17 New World
00:13:20 Storybook Brawl
00:18:16 Voice of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars
00:27:12 Hot Wheels Unleashed
00:28:50 Timberborn
00:37:50 Development of Language in Gaming
01:03:10 GWJ Donation Drive Update

The language warning was not what I expected.

Rat Boy wrote:

The language warning was not what I expected.

HOW BOUT THEM APPLES

I saw Timberborn on Steam the other day, it looked really charming. I'm not a big early access guy but might have to check it out.

One of the hosts -- Glendon, I think? -- asked if it mattered that everything is cards in Voice of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars. I don't think this was mentioned in the episode, but VoC isn't just a Square game, it's a Yoko Taro game. For those that don't recognize him, he's the guy behind Drakengard and Nier. I would fully expect that once you get to the end of the full game, "everything is a card" will be deeply symbolic, maybe in a way that makes you question the meaning of existence.

TIL about the TRUE meaning of "blood is thicker than water"... a bit like how people say "it's just a few bad apples" to mean "isolated, non-representative cases", when the whole saying means the opposite: that it "spoils the whole barrel".

Fascinating discussion on language, too. Most of my thoughts are in D&D politics territory, but in terms of gaming, I constantly grapple with using inclusive language for newbies (itself a loaded term, depending on spelling) versus shorthand descriptors for people more familiar with games. Do only the first, and a post becomes 10x longer, do only the second and it's a hyphenated jargon-fest.

It made me wonder if you could have a living glossary of gamer terms to refer to, like a wiki that GWJers could edit and contribute to, which would probably devolve into constant arguments over what exactly is a Souls-like. OK maybe it's a bad idea. Most folks probably google terms these days anyway.

Amoebic wrote:
Rat Boy wrote:

The language warning was not what I expected.

HOW BOUT THEM APPLES

For real though, I don't want to be the reasons someone get's asked the question "daddy, what's a stripper?"

Amoebic wrote:
Amoebic wrote:
Rat Boy wrote:

The language warning was not what I expected.

HOW BOUT THEM APPLES

For real though, I don't want to be the reasons someone get's asked the question "daddy, what's a stripper?" :D

And I want to apologize to everyone who was shouting “Crimson Topaz!” at me while I got distracted by Pixie Crunch and failed to mention the stripper-iest sounding apple of all.

Amoebic wrote:
Amoebic wrote:
Rat Boy wrote:

The language warning was not what I expected.

HOW BOUT THEM APPLES

For real though, I don't want to be the reasons someone get's asked the question "daddy, what's a stripper?" :D

"Well how do YOU think paint gets removed from walls?"

Jonman wrote:
Amoebic wrote:
Amoebic wrote:
Rat Boy wrote:

The language warning was not what I expected.

HOW BOUT THEM APPLES

For real though, I don't want to be the reasons someone get's asked the question "daddy, what's a stripper?" :D

"Well how do YOU think paint gets removed from walls?"

I found the dad

TheHarpoMarxist wrote:

And I want to apologize to everyone who was shouting “Crimson Topaz!” at me while I got distracted by Pixie Crunch and failed to mention the stripper-iest sounding apple of all.

Crimson Topaz and Pixie Crunch sounds like the names you get from one of those "Your stripper name is" things on Twitter.

Rat Boy wrote:
TheHarpoMarxist wrote:

And I want to apologize to everyone who was shouting “Crimson Topaz!” at me while I got distracted by Pixie Crunch and failed to mention the stripper-iest sounding apple of all.

Crimson Topaz and Pixie Crunch sounds like the names you get from one of those "Your stripper name is" things on Twitter.

LOL. Yeah, actual stripper names are usually more thoughtful and less generic.

Spoiler:

FUN FACT: My burlesque name was originally Dick E. Lovejoy, which is also basically my actual name... but then I changed it to Silverfox Mulder.

Being a proud (Upstate) New Yorker, I felt compelled to find a list of the NY state apple cultivars. We may not have the output of Washington state, but we have quite a few heritage varietals and the horticultural labs at Cornell have created some of the most popular hybrids in apples eaten today. Also, the names on the list are a veritable rogues gallery.

NYS Apple Varieties

WHAT IS PEANUT BUTTER WHISKEY, AND WHY HAVE I NEVER HEARD OF IT BEFORE??

Tasty Pudding wrote:

WHAT IS PEANUT BUTTER WHISKEY, AND WHY HAVE I NEVER HEARD OF IT BEFORE??

The only thing standing between you and it right now is a spoon.

Amoebic wrote:
Amoebic wrote:
Rat Boy wrote:

The language warning was not what I expected.

HOW BOUT THEM APPLES

For real though, I don't want to be the reasons someone get's asked the question "daddy, what's a stripper?" :D

reminds of that olive oil commercial where a girl asks her mom “what’s a virgin?”)))

also shout out to @Karnak and all fellow linguistically inclined goojers. this episode was right up my alley.
thanks a ton y’all))

Wonderful episode! Really enjoyed the discussion and the after chat!

1. Can "Humanity has, I dunno, f*cked off?" become a new gaming sub-genre, cause I want more of that.

2. The asshole with "NON WOKE" on their license plate that I see on the highway near my office can get cancer of the dick.