Hosts: Paul, Shamus. Episode edited by Issac.
00:00 Poll Results
I don’t know why Google forms is so bad at generating these images. For the record, the next-to-last option is “My preferred listening situation is not listed here.” I wish I’d left a write-in field for this one. I’m curious if there’s a single major listening scenario I’m overlooking, or if the “none of the above” option represents 77 different obscure and individually specific listening habits.
I didn’t vote, but here my answer would be “All of them.” I listen to the final show before posting, but I’ve never really gone back to listen to past episodes.
11:00 Issac’s Level
The level is here, for the curious. It’s for the game mode Trouble in Terrorist Town for Garry’s Mod.
11:49 Netflix is even more anarchic than Valve?
22:41 YouTube’s Trending Tab
Paul made a pretty good case that maybe Google’s behavior isn’t as obnoxious as it seems at first glance, but I’m interested to hear what other people think about it. Also, as far as I can tell this video did NOT reach the trending page.
35:10 Anthem. Again!
Aside: I like this YouTube channel, although it’s called “LegacyKillaHD”. That seems strangely incongruous with the tone and content. Based on the name, you’d think the channel was compilations of PvP kills or something, not news / analysis.
45:53 Mailbag: Phantom Menace
Hello Shamus and Paul,
This month marks the 20th anniversary of the Phantom Menace, the first of the Star Wars Prequel Movies.
I’ve read lots of articles looking back at it and how the fans’ opinion of it has changed over the years. Some started legitimately enjoying it while others still see the bad but enjoy it due to the campy acting and pretty visuals.
My question is, how did you view the Phantom Menace back in 1999 and has your opinion changed since then?
A lot of the articles and video documentaries also talk about how ‘the generation that grew up with the prequels’ is remembering them more fondly than fans who grew up with the Original Trilogy. Do your kids think differenly about the prequels as well? How do they view things like Jar Jar, all the Senate scenes etc. ?
Please don’t flip out and fight about TLJ in the comments. This is getting ridiculous.
Also, I’m pretty sure Paul was thinking of Machete Order.
1:05:02 What? The show is over! Why are you still listening?
The Best of 2013
My picks for what was important, awesome, or worth talking about in 2013.
The true story of three strange days in 1989, when the last months of my adolescence ran out and the first few sparks of adulthood appeared.
Are Lootboxes Gambling?
Obviously they are. Right? Actually, is this another one of those sneaky hard-to-define things?
Game at the Bottom
Why spend millions on visuals that are just a distraction from the REAL game of hotbar-watching?
Overused Words in Game Titles
I scoured the Steam database to figure out what words were the most commonly used in game titles.