Episode 390
Wed, Oct, 22 2014
Hatred, Forza Horizon 2, John plays World of Warcraft, Shadow of Mordor, Matt and John talk about stuff.
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hahhaa. Oops. I am not chewing gum for very long. Dude, I just quit chewing. It's nicotine gum. Cut me some slack.
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Haha, just started AO #52 after and John is complaining that someone is breathing loud into the mic while he is happily chewing ...
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Was looking forward to this episode (as with all episodes) but couldn't last more than 25 min as you were chewing gum with your ...
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October 22, 2014, 10:00:31 PM
I enjoyed the TV discussion. Oh, and Matt is a truly great guy in person. Genuine article. His wife MJ is a sweetie as well.

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[October 20, 2014, 09:57:36 AM] CoastalMichelle: we also changed his hair. he was big on that.

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31  Video Game Outsiders Discussion / General VGO Discussion / Re: VGO 377 on: June 18, 2014, 11:02:54 PM
The show is here:

updating feeds ASAP.
32  Video Game Outsiders Discussion / Introductions / Re: Hi from Porthcawl South Wales, UK on: June 14, 2014, 05:27:16 PM
Hi, Leslie! Nice to see you over here. Lots of good people here too. Smiley
33  Video Game Outsiders Discussion / General VGO Discussion / Re: Episode #376 - E3 SPECTACULAR!!!!!!! on: June 12, 2014, 07:26:20 AM
Correction on something, I misunderstood Matt when he asked about playing nintendo stuff on the pc. I didn't know he meant Wii U specially. Although I am sure at some point someone will find a way to make that work too.

Don't worry about it. Matt's question about playing Nintendo Wii U games on a PC was stupid.
34  Video Game Outsiders Discussion / General VGO Discussion / Episode #376 - E3 SPECTACULAR!!!!!!! on: June 11, 2014, 09:14:15 PM

2014 E3 SPECTACULAR and Watch Dogs, 1001 Spikes, and tons of Voice Mails. FUN! FUN! FUN!
35  Games, Games, Games / Arcade Outsiders Podcast / My Funspot Adventure with Greg from Arcade Impossible on: June 08, 2014, 08:20:37 PM
Check it out. We had so much fun. Not kidding. It was stupid fun. I think the video turned out great. 90 minutes of hanging out with me and my pals. Hope you like. Smiley

Highlights include:

1 - Brian Kuh (from King of Kong ) interview in our cabin
2 - Skate Boarding
3 - Paddle Boating with some Party Secrets
4 - Gas station eggs with soy sauce
5 - Funspot tour
6 - Arcade games

Check it out here:

36  Video Game Outsiders Discussion / General VGO Discussion / Episode #375 is giving you the Death Stare on: June 04, 2014, 09:33:48 PM

MARIO KART 8 ZOMG!!! Wolfenstein The New Order, Watch Dogs, John goes to Funspot, and so much more!

37  Games, Games, Games / Game Date / MARIO KART 8 TOURNAMENT - VGO! on: June 03, 2014, 12:30:30 PM
I made a Mario Kart 8 tournament. Come join us!

Video Game Outsiders Mario Kart 8 tournament 4024-7012-1135
38  Video Game Outsiders Discussion / General VGO Discussion / Re: VGO 374 on: May 28, 2014, 09:26:12 PM

How does "Watch Dogs" connect to "Assassin's Creed?"

If you've been reading the description of "Watch Dogs" while thinking, "This sounds an awful lot like a modern-day 'Assassin's Creed,'" you're not alone. "Watch Dogs" has a lot in common with Ubisoft's time-hopping open-world series, and if you paid very close attention during "Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag," you may know why.

In theory, "Watch Dogs" is essentially what you'd get if you brought the "Assassin's Creed" franchise into the present. Like the "Assassin's Creed" protagonists, Aiden explores a meticulously accurate city, securing individual neighborhoods and completing side missions as he goes. The game allows (and occasionally demands) parkour platforming, precise stealth and intense combat for a variety of plot missions and side quests. The setting is mostly realistic, while the story is steeped in conspiracy and intrigue.

The biggest "Assassin's Creed" connection, however, is right from one of the games. Although "Assassin's Creed IV" takes place mostly between 1715 and 1722, players also spend a bit of time in today's near future, exploring the offices of Abstergo, a puppet corporation controlled by the villainous Templars.

After completing the game's main story, players can hack into the computer of Olivier Garneau, one of Abstergo's higher-ups. Olivier receives a message from the Blume Corporation, offering to install the CtOS operating system at Abstergo's facilities.

Depending on Olivier's response, this could be the beginning of a strong connection between "Watch Dogs" and "Assassin's Creed." Either way, it's direct confirmation that the two games take place in the same fictional universe. If "Watch Dogs" becomes as successful a franchise as "Assassin's Creed," then expect to see more connections between the two series.

A final piece of food for thought: One of the primary themes of "Watch Dogs" is what happens when unethical, powerful collectives can track your location and movements at all times. The Observatory, sought by the Templar Laureano de Torres y Ayala in "Assassin's Creed IV," posed exactly the same question. Fans could discuss the parallels for years to come.
39  Video Game Outsiders Discussion / General VGO Discussion / Re: VGO 374 on: May 28, 2014, 09:04:11 PM
The show is up!!!

Form each portion loosely into a 3/4-inch-thick burger and make a deep depression in the center with your thumb. Season both sides of each burger with salt and pepper.

40  Video Game Outsiders Discussion / General VGO Discussion / Re: I wish on: May 27, 2014, 08:27:35 PM
ha! Thanks Smiley
41  Video Game Outsiders Discussion / General VGO Discussion / Re: VGO 373 on: May 18, 2014, 07:14:26 AM
I'm sorry, I think I wasn't clear about what I was trying to convey.

I didn't mean that I or anyone else was or should or even might be offended by Michelle's comment.  It was obviously not meant with any sort of ill will whatsoever and if someone did get offended by it...jeez, it was a freaking porn segment so...relax.

Perhaps, an example would help.  Remember that scene in There's Something About Mary where the bad guy is lying to Mary about working with mentally handicapped children and he keeps calling them retards?  It's pretty funny, right?  But why is it funny?  It's funny because the guy is so uninformed that he thinks the appropriate way to refer to people that are actually mentally retarded is retards.

When my friends do something stupid, I call them retards.  When one of my male friends dresses up just a bit too stylishly, I call him gay or (if I'm feeling especially saucy) perhaps even a f**.  I have a really short female friend that I occasionally playfully call a midget.  But, she's not really a little person; she's just kind of short.

I do not call gay men f**s or people with Down Syndrome retards or black people n*****s.  I don't do that not because it's not politically correct but because I'm empathetic and don't want to hurt people.

Unless I'm mistaken, Michelle wasn't talking about porn with people that are shorter than average but porn with actual little people.  She used the term midget not in a playful way to tease someone but as if it was the correct term to use to refer to little people.

I also used to think that it was the appropriate term to use for little people.  I didn't know the word's history nor was I aware of the fact that some in the little people community consider it to a be a hate term on par with words such as f****t and n****r.  I was ignorant of this until I read that article.

I think these words are totally fine when used for playful teasing among friends or by comedians for humor.  If anything, humor disarms the dehumanizing nature of such words.  I just think that most people don't know that midget is considered to be a dehumanizing word for little people in the same category as the more well known ones.  I certainly didn't.

My comment wasn't about political correctness, humor, or little people but rather about ignorance.

Please stop. The show is about fun at all times. Nobody meant any harm with what was said. It's a podcast with a sense of humour and does not attack anyone. Everything is in the spirit of fun and laughs.

This guys gets it. Smiley
42  Video Game Outsiders Discussion / General VGO Discussion / Re: VGO 373 on: May 15, 2014, 02:37:22 PM
It seems almost ANYTHING is offensive these days to a group of people... I hold no ill spirits for any section of people (who don't harm others), born into something by choice... or not. However, I'm not gonna stop saying midget... or retarded... or anything else. IMO we've become too politically correct as a society and can't laugh at anything anymore.

This is a good read:
"Political correctness restricts and restrains humor," Brooks reportedly tells Smiley. "Humor has to be very crazy and very free and very liberated. And dangerous!"

How you use a word, the context of it, I think is very important... at least to ME and those I choose to surround myself with. If someone has a sign, and is picketing in front of a "little people" fundraiser, yelling "KILL ALL MIDGETS THEY CREEP ME OUT".. that's one thing. But uttering the term "midget porn" and giggling at it, if that offends someone, it's not my problem. It's theirs. Smiley If anything it offends my senses the human race has become that sensitive!

I'm still getting hate Tweets about "Indian Babies". Smiley
43  Video Game Outsiders Discussion / General VGO Discussion / Re: VGO 373 on: May 15, 2014, 11:06:49 AM
a certain (perhaps small) segment of the population.

I see what you did there.
44  Games, Games, Games / Game Date / Re: Mario Golf The VGOpen on: May 13, 2014, 10:17:51 AM
Oh, really!?! I might have to get this game. Is it TRULY great?
45  Video Game Outsiders Discussion / General VGO Discussion / Re: Hearthstone VGO Tourney on: April 30, 2014, 07:38:32 PM
I'll put together some prizes. I'm getting better at sending them out. I sent out three last week for Arcade Outsiders. Smiley
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