Here it is! In this episode, talk about E3 predictions, American Gladiator, and Metal Gear Solid!
Sorry that it is so late. This was recorded on Saturday. Unfortunately, VinceNotVance is currently going on hiatus from his Giant Bomb account and will hopefully be back in a month. In the meantime, I did hosting duties. In Vince's place is GB member Sleepy_Insomniac who is also the top contributor to the Deadly Premonition wiki page. Hopefully you enjoy our newest episode by AjayRaz, me, Apathylad, and Sleepy_Insomniac! Thanks for listening!
Sleepy_Insomniac reads a bit of pseudo-listener mail from a guy who does drug but is in love with a cop. The advice that follows is concise and are words to live by.
Kefka's Theme - Final Fantasy VI (or Final Fantasy III if you prefer)
Ace829 takes the reins as the temporary host of the Naked Cartoon Podcast since VinceNotVance is on temporary leave to focus on his studies. So filling out the crew this week are apathylad, AjayRaz and Sleepy_Insomniac, the last of which says, "Never forget, bitches" in either the most painful or so unfunny-it's-funny way. Facepalm or double over, and move on folks.
Apathylad tells everyone about Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops, the crappy controls and where it rests in the Metal Gear timeline. Shoot that giant red thing, serpiente!
AjayRaz goes into a Best Buy to buy a copy of Grand Theft Auto IV, but he already owns a copy!? Apparently he owns every version of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas too; I wonder if he has the first edition with the Hot Coffee stuff in it. Red Faction: Guerilla talk ensues and apathylad talks a bit about the now-expired promotion with Darksiders. Demolition, destruction and death!
Sleepy_Insomniac has also been playing Peace Walker, and heartily recommends it to those who don't understand the Monster Hunter way of gaming. Also, can you get any enjoyment out of "playing" Wii Fit Plus? The Sun Salutation says so!
An awkward and ham-handed transition into what Ace829 has been playing results in the epic tale of beating Final Fantasy I on GBA without a map and the less honorable way of exploiting equipment glitches in the PSP version. Red Mage is pimp.
Ace also brings the boom with Backbreaker demo impressions and the rest of the crew discuss what a good sports game (more specifically, a good wrestling game) is to them. Psst, the best one is Fire Pro Wrestling. Hulk Hogan also talks about Pikachu.
Sleepy_Insomniac finds himself alone in his appreciation for American Gladiators, mostly because the rest of the crew have committed the crime of never having seen an episode.
Never has a better segue graced a podcast's E3 predictions. AjayRaz can't follow the maelstrom that is the E3 news cycle.
How does Sony top an untainted Final Fantasy XIV: Online announcement? How 'bout Final Fantasy XV: Online!? No? How 'bout Final Fantasy Versus XIV: Online!? RIIIIIIDGE RACER!? I know YOU haven't seen THIS before!
Do we want Leigh Alexander back on the Bombcast? What if she were drunk with Michael Pachter? Light discussion about the reaction to last year's E3 debacle... ENGAGE!
We wonder what Kojima wants with the finer points of cutlery as apathylad brings up yet another puzzling countdown from the insane mind behind Metal Gear. Leaks aren't just for pipes, they're also for agitating Ace's E3!
The F-Bomb is dropped as Sleepy_Insomniac opens Kojima's countdown in his browser. Zone of the Enders 3? Your guess is as good as his.
More Metal Gear talk revolves around Raiden and his role in Metal Gear Solid 2. Someone makes the stance that Metal Gear Solid 3 is the best one and Ace considers skipping most of the series and just playing Metal Gear Solid 4 with no prior knowledge. How's Metal Gear Online? How's SOCOM?
American McGee's work-in-progress, Alice 2, pops into the discussion out of the blue and rounds out what apathylad is looking forward to at E3.
Ace829 looks forward to what Nintendo has to offer and the crew reminisces over 2008's Wii Music grand finale. Nintendo made invisible drums mainstream. Additionally, Ace says Mirror's Edge is a perfect fit for Project Natal. Has he wall-jumped over the deep end? One hundred forty-nine US dollars. Think about it.
In other motion control news, the PlayStation Move is shuffled away in favor of LittleBigPlanet 2 and... Nintendo franchises.
If you've never seen shit before, just look at Pokemon Black/White's new starters. Break out the graphs and calculators as Ace thinks about throwing food at Pikachus.
This is end of episode! Ace is still gay. (No he's not.)
Now that I got that out of the way I just wanted to say that despite being a total noob to not only the Street Fighter franchise, but to 2D fighting games altogether I fucking love this game. It feels so satisfying playing with fellow Giant Bombers like Symphony, jlrm01, Sleepy Insomniac, Xeiphyer, and Sidescroller while having fun and improving my game. They all convinced me that this game would be awesome and they were right...so far.
My main fighter is Ken, but he’s a temporary until I can get used to the controls and general feel of the game. It was so hard trying to get where I am right now even though I still suck. I couldn’t Hadoken properly for the first 2 hours of online play until I figured out how to stop pressing punch at the same time as the Down Forward motion. Shoryuken was a bitch to learn until I realized I was doing it wrong. I kept pressing forward down instead of forward down forward. So yeah I’m getting the hang of it. I still cannot comprehend the complex combos or the ultra combos or the super combos. You have no idea how great it felt when I could properly Shoryuken. It was like taking my first baby steps. Hell, I even made Symphony proud.
The character that became the bane of my existence thus far? Ibuki.
I can’t follow her moves AT ALL. I don’t know how to counter that multiple neck snap or her million kunai throws. I can feel the doom spreading all over my face when the opponent selects her. I can handle other characters fine, but if I face her it’s almost a guaranteed perfect KO against me. I feel so lost fighting her. WAHHHHH
Anyway, this game is still awesome. I lose almost every game but I feel like I’m inching closer. The feeling you get when you realize “Hey, I just figured out a way to possibly win!” It feels good to know you improved at the end of the day. You understand don’t you? Don’t you!?
Anywho, Super Street Fighter IV is fun as hell. Buy it.