Episode #17: The James Cameron Submersible

In this episode, we discuss anime dubs, 4K televisions, and supercomputing clusters… and we also talk about video games, I guess? [Recorded February 26th, 2017]

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Featuring:
Merve
Science is Bad
BannerThief

Editor:
The Kappa

Timestamps:
0:15Introductions and Minions
3:45 – What We’ve Been Playing, Pt. 1
31:15 – Dubbing Anime
35:25 – What We’ve Been Playing, Pt. 2
38:45 – Why We Bought Our Gaming Hardware, Pt. 1
45:25 – Hair, Facial Expressions, and Body Language
49:05 – Digimon, Bad Jokes, and Persona
52:15 – Why We Bought Our Gaming Hardware, Pt. 2
55:35 – A Very Weird Killing Fantasy
57:40 – The Xbox One vs. the PlayStation 4
59:10 – Final Fantasy and Japanese Games on PC
1:02:50 – Sniping, Gore, and The Offspring
1:05:40 – Games Launching This Spring
1:07:25 – Console Upgrades, Mass Murder, and Batman
1:12:25 – Resident Evil
1:16:10 – Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality
1:23:05 – The Future of Consoles, Pt. 1
1:33:40 – Sci-Fi Technology… and Masturbation?
1:39:40 – The Future of Consoles, Pt. 2
1:44:00 – The Drakengard/NieR Series
1:46:00 – David Cage and Women
1:48:30 – Closing Thoughts and Utter Nonsense

Download Link: https://archive.org/details/avocadogamescast_ep17

Linkdump after the jump. Please refer to the linkdump for spoiler warnings.

Introductions and Minions (0:15)

  • Here are the results of the Minions poll. Rubbery wins in a landslide!
  • The “salt monster” from Star Trek that BannerThief referenced is semi-officially known as the M-113 creature. (Source: Memory Alpha on Wikia)

What We’ve Been Playing, Pt. 1 (3:45)

  • Launch trailer for Battlefield 1. (Source: Battlefield on YouTube)
  • Story trailer for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. (Source: Call of Duty on YouTube)
  • Launch trailer for Darkest of Days, in which you travel between the American Civil War and World War 1. (Source: GameTrailers™ GameTrailers.com on YouTube)
  • Steam store page for Dark Souls III. Appropriately for our discussion, it won the “Love/Hate Relationship” Award in the 2016 Steam Awards.
  • Steam store page for Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair.
  • Correction: The subreddit Merve was talking about that compares real life to an MMO is /r/outside.
  • Launch trailer for Yakuza 0. (Source: Machinima Trailer Vault on YouTube)

Dubbing Anime (31:15)

WARNING: Spoilers for When Marnie Was There

  • A dub vs. sub comparison for Cowboy Bebop. (Source: CowboyBebopHD on YouTube)
  • The “island is actually a peninsula” gag has been featured at least twice on The Simpsons, first in “Lisa on Ice” (Source: Niels Desmet on YouTube) and then in “Simple Simpson” (Source: Simpsons Wiki on Wikia).

What We’ve Been Playing, Pt. 2 (35:25)

  • Correction: Yakuza Kiwami, the remake of the first game in the series, is already out in Japan and will be releasing in the West this summer. (Source: Wikipedia)

Why We Bought Our Gaming Hardware, Pt. 1 (38:45)

Hair, Facial Expressions, and Body Language (45:25)

Digimon, Bad Jokes, and Persona (49:05)

Why We Bought Our Gaming Hardware, Pt. 2 (52:15)

A Very Weird Killing Fantasy (55:35)

  • No links here.

The Xbox One vs. the PlayStation 4 (57:40)

  • Until Dawn trailer. (Source: PlayStation on YouTube)

Final Fantasy and Japanese Games on PC (59:10)

WARNING: Spoilers for Final Fantasy VII and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Sniping, Gore, and The Offspring (1:02:50)

Games Launching This Spring (1:05:40)

Console Upgrades, Mass Murder, and Batman (1:07:25)

Resident Evil (1:12:25)

Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality (1:16:10)

The Future of Consoles, Pt. 1 (1:23:05)

Sci-Fi Technology… and Masturbation? (1:33:40)

  • No links here.

The Future of Consoles, Pt. 2 (1:39:40)

The Drakengard/NieR Series (1:44:00)

  • A lore summary of the Drakengard/NieR series. (Source: ValkyrieAurora on YouTube)

David Cage and Women (1:46:00)

Closing Thoughts and Utter Nonsense (1:48:30)

  • Correction: John Rhys-Davies holds politically conservative views, but we can’t find any record of him using the term “Muslim scourge.” (Source: Wikipedia)

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