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Edited by Bicycle_Repairman

I hope for some crazy interesting photos!

Posted by BillyMaysRIP

Alex's tweets have been hyping me up for this! I'm pumped!

Posted by Reisz

Welcome back Wolf!

Posted by csl316

Man, Bombin' is scoring some high-end interview guests.

Posted by Alex
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Posted by AMyggen

@alex: That seems so weird!

Great episode.

Posted by Unilad

Totally China.

That place is the jungle. Stick to Hong Kong!

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

China don't give a fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck

Posted by Herk

Hey Scoops, Iceland is a part of Europe!

Edited by CitizenJP

Awoo.

Posted by SharkMan

@alex said:

For those interested in learning more about World Joyland, here's a link to all the photos my girlfriend took of the place while we were wandering around there. http://imgur.com/a/hYQIf

Also, here's a video of that stage show that was performed to like eight people.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8vk6X8ktJk&feature=youtu.be

the world in the last picture, doesn't look quite right. Also looks like the most popular theme park in china, did you guys go when it was closed or something?

Posted by wibby

Great show guys thanks !

Edited by heatDrive88

Empty theme parks are just so weird and creepy, I just can't fathom it.

Posted by Tunesmith

"Shanghai doesn't have many western expats" - Alex must've not ventured over to the Puxi side of the city and Xin Tian Di, enormous population of Caucasians there, many working in the various tech companies in the city (Ubisoft, 2K, Blizzard, CCP to name a few gaming companies).

Posted by Alex

@tunesmith: I realize there are actually quite a lot of Western people living in the city, but I hardly saw any of them as I walked around. I might have just not ventured into that neighborhood, as you said.

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Edited by ptys

Interesting what Alex has to say about Shanghai. I worked on a doco a few years ago about the demolition of the Hutong in Beijing before the 2008 Olympics, definitely some people in China that care about preservation, but their appeals came just a little too late.

New Beijing | Reinventing A City

Posted by ADeeyore

Ningbo is where my family was originally from! You know... before the whole civil war thing...

Posted by johncallahan
Edited by Sweetz

Regarding the built up, uninhabited areas of China that Alex mentioned, I think these things are fascinating (and crazy).

Basically China is doing all this insane construction to artificially inflate their GDP. Right now they're still surviving by deferring debt, but eventually they're going to crash and crash hard - and we (meaning US and Europe) will all suffer as a result of how many companies were bailed out by Chinese investment during the 2008-2011 economic downturn.

Here's a good segment on this:

Posted by doe3879

I really dislike the camera swapping. I assume it's an automatic thing from Google.

I just rather see all the people involved in the conversation with a some highlight of the person speaking.

Edited by kadash299

CHINA


DONT


CARE

Edited by cthomer5000

Welcome back @alex! Great episode, thoroughly enjoyed the China adventure discussions.

Edited by Sparklehorse

Man, I can't wait till I hear about the cultured Wrestle-Mania fan's journey to China.

Edited by ajroo

World Joyland is a famous for being built for less than 50 million bucks in an era when Disney spend 200 million, alone, on the new "Pixar: Radiator Springs Racers" ride.

Its also famous for always being empty and having cheap knock offs of Disney toys in the gift shops.

The typical China building project, it attempts to copy the west at a fraction of the price, and even hired American companies to design the park. Unfortunately, unlike the west, the most Chinese people cant afford to go to Theme Parks so attendance is continually sparse.

You would be happy to know, Alex, all the major rides and rollercoasters were purchased from international companies and have the standard safety features.

Posted by ArbitraryWater

Alex's adventures in World Joyland sound absolutely surreal.

Posted by TheOtherGuy

The Awesome Games Done Quick speed run is still going for at least another day or two!

There was a pretty wild Goldeneye two-person run with one guy controlling movement and another guy controlling the aim; set a world record time. It'd be worth it to watch it on the Twitch archive, if not for the gameplay, for the runners' intensity (Oh baby!).

Posted by ViciousBearMauling

Dark Souls ain't that hard when your using PYROMANCY


Just kidding Patrick, keep on trucking.

Posted by PimblyCharles

Looking forward to trying out this Mr. X

Edited by StraightGrizzly

This show is consistently two guys talking about games they haven't played.

It's great!

Posted by AMyggen

@ajroo: Holy shit, only 50 million? How is that even possible if they uphold safety standards etc.?

Pictures of that place is amazing btw.

Posted by ichthy

Huh, didn't know those escape rooms were a thing. There's one here in Vancouver.

Posted by noizy

@straightgrizzly said:

This show is consistently two guys talking about games they haven't played.

It's great!

University is a bunch of people talking about books they haven't read. It's also great.

Posted by JZ

Alex played real life 999?

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@noizy said:

@straightgrizzly said:

This show is consistently two guys talking about games they haven't played.

It's great!

University is a bunch of people talking about books they haven't read. It's also great.

And that's just the professors.

Posted by noizy

@noizy said:

@straightgrizzly said:

This show is consistently two guys talking about games they haven't played.

It's great!

University is a bunch of people talking about books they haven't read. It's also great.

And that's just the professors.

Oh SNAP!!!

You know what they say: A classic is a book more often quoted than read.

Posted by HerbieBug

Those escape room things sound like guaranteed way to get me to have a panic attack. I would lose it within 30 minutes in that scenario I think, even if I knew I could leave by quitting at any time. o__o

I loved this episode, guys. Alex, Patrick, and Drew; you guys should do a trip sometime. I think that would be great. For the site, sort of like the Iceland thing. That video was so good. :)

Posted by Sparklehorse

"Shanghai doesn't have many western expats" - Alex must've not ventured over to the Puxi side of the city and Xin Tian Di, enormous population of Caucasians there, many working in the various tech companies in the city (Ubisoft, 2K, Blizzard, CCP to name a few gaming companies).

Ya, that quote made me kind of upset. Both Beijing and Shanghai have a ton of (western) expats. Granted, during his limited stay there, I'm sure he didn't have the chance to see too many.

Edited by ripelivejam

Gloriously Large Jeffrey implores your pants to the floor!!!

Edited by TournamentOfHate

Oh guys there was so many more awesome moments from AGDQ. The guy who played Super Punch-Out! blindfolded right after Mike Tyson's Punch-Out! and he BEAT THE WHOLE THING!

Also, Banjo Kazooie composer Grant Kirkhope was on when they ran that game, and Dave "Zoid" Kirsh was on during Metroid Prime. Here's all the archived links to all the runs.

So yeah awesome episode guys, those China stories were bonkers. So I'm wondering, if you guys don't mind me asking, why weren't you at Ryan's funeral?

Posted by Bistromath

D-double Lich Kings?

Posted by development

I loved hearing about Alex's crazy experience. Those pictures are fucking ridiculous.

Posted by thefozz26

Thanks for the heads up on the release of Banner Saga, got it cheaper before the deadline today. Seems awesome after 3 hours so far

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