Episode 386
Wed, Sep, 17 2014
DESTINY, DESTINY, DESTINY, Professor Layton and Phoenix Wright, Azure Striker Sunvolt, Michelle is HOT
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Re: Episode 386 - it's cl...
September 17, 2014, 11:51:58 PM
Thanks for the notes, bmull!
Episode 386 - it's clearl...
September 17, 2014, 11:43:52 PM
VGO #386   9/16/14The all Destiny Outsiders !Intro: Old-ass website problemsPuerto Rico road trip and forestry trainingMatto "Th...
Re: John Stories
September 13, 2014, 09:46:18 AM
Never forget: MJ
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September 11, 2014, 05:00:46 PM
Awesome! Glad you liked it.

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[September 21, 2014, 06:55:52 PM] CoastalMichelle: i like ted's song better than john's... that's probably not a good thing. 

[September 21, 2014, 06:00:04 PM] JediOfLight: Wow, both of these songs are pretty good in their own way...

[September 21, 2014, 04:38:11 PM] Tedakin: not as much as this one tho....

[September 21, 2014, 03:19:57 PM] Tedakin: Hah i actually love that song.... 

[September 21, 2014, 02:37:35 PM] CoastalMichelle: ugh, christian rock

[September 21, 2014, 08:35:36 AM] blkdog7:

[September 21, 2014, 08:35:20 AM] blkdog7: john doesn't know why. But he likes this song

[September 20, 2014, 07:36:35 PM] JediOfLight: Thanks Sworen, I'll keep that in mind when I get there. Still loving Destiny...

[September 20, 2014, 07:26:07 PM] Sworen: so I was able to eek out level 25 just by upgrading the gear I have

[September 20, 2014, 07:25:47 PM] Sworen: aslo upgrading items that do have light actually provide slightly more light

[September 20, 2014, 07:21:50 PM] Sworen: vanguard marks are pretty easy to earn, you can only get a 100 a week though

[September 20, 2014, 07:20:16 PM] Sworen: the blues with light on them are kinda common

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31  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
32  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.
33  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.

34  Video Game Outsiders Discussion / General VGO Discussion / Re: I wish on: May 27, 2014, 08:27:35 PM
ha! Thanks Smiley
35  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
36  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
37  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.
38  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?
39  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
40  Video Game Outsiders Discussion / General VGO Discussion / Re: VGO 371 on: April 30, 2014, 07:06:10 PM
Show is here

41  Video Game Outsiders Discussion / General VGO Discussion / VGO #370 hates Titanfall on: April 23, 2014, 07:56:28 PM

Rusty's Real Deal Baseball 3DS, Elder Scrolls, Hearthstone on the iPad, Dark Souls, Twitter Questions, Voice Mails and more!
42  Video Game Outsiders Discussion / General VGO Discussion / Re: VGO #369 has an identity issue on: April 19, 2014, 08:00:15 AM
Yeah, it was sort of a VGO / AO mash-up. NO WORRIES.
43  Video Game Outsiders Discussion / General VGO Discussion / VGO #369 has an identity issue on: April 16, 2014, 09:31:30 PM

VGO and Arcade Outsiders mash-up episode! LOADS of fun! In this episode we hang out with Owen Rubin who worked for Atari and designed Major Havoc and Space Duel. That’s right, an EPIC Owen Rubin interview!
44  Games, Games, Games / Computer and Web Games / Re: Elder Scrolls Online on: April 05, 2014, 08:48:35 PM
**April 4th** -- At they have a 20% off voucher. I just found this and it works! Don't know for how long though.
It is for both editions.. get the Digital Imperial Edition for $64 or the Standard Edition at $48. Use voucher code: 8KM88H-PPN6L5-SJ9GRU

Now, I just have to wait for the 20-30gb download to finish up ;p

FUCK!! I wish I would have seen this! I just paid full price. UGH
45  Games, Games, Games / Computer and Web Games / Re: Elder Scrolls Online on: April 04, 2014, 09:41:53 PM
I should be playing this weekend. I got lots to accomplish this weekend, the weather should be nice, but I'm gonna try! Cheesy
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