The Negative World Podcast celebrates its tenth episode by doing nothing special at all! Celebrate with us in much the same way by listening to it!
Warerare starts us off by asking what E3 represents for us. We are discussing not so much the even itself as we are discussing how we feel about it. Yes, grown men talking about their feelings. The Negative World podcast has taken estrogen and is liking it.
Guillaume, who DOES know the proper pronunciation of Cthulhu thank you very much, discusses licensed games simply to have an excuse to use the music from the moon level of Duck Tales as a transition.
Finally Paleo flat out asks us to justify paying for the Virtual Console when it's so easy and so free to get these games elsewhere. Is the answer "just because"? Listen and find out!
As usual, the music comes from Negative World's owner and dictator, Zero.
But Nazi Bastards would have felt sooooo good to say!
Haha, for real though. Thanks for the shout out. I didn't expect my post to be so directly interpretated so that was pretty cool. I am surprised that there was no one else who really had much experience with emulators. But I dunno. My parents would always sell my old consoles and games for new generation upgrades so I started emulating in the PS1/64 era as my only way of accessing games I missed playing and missed entirely.
But a number of features I listed are definitely things I don't care for. I too want my games in fully pixelated glory for instance. And I do have strong moral values about it. I may have Super Metroid available for free, but I bought it because I'd rather support the work as well as have it on my teevee.
My emulation habits have changed pretty dramatically since the VC. But until it actually gets the robust support in deserves I will still find the need to emulate. I'd rather not, no. But sometimes I want to remember if Pirates of the Dark Water was actually as cool as I remembered (it was a great beat em up) or show somebody that wacky ass Micheal Jackson's Moonwalker game.
You guys did fine though and brought up many great points. I really agreed that the VC provides the more authentic experiance and that really counts for something. Some good ideas in there for the format to grow as well. And good lord it needs a demo system. Did you guys know that you can watch little 30 second previews to VC games? The only way to see them is by getting deep in there and looking up specific games and pull up their info. You'll realize something is hilariously wrong though when you watch the LttP preview and it's just Link cutting fucking grass the whole time, haha. I don't know WHAT these people are smoking!
I'll probably put it on if I'm playing Minecraft later in the week. Can't miss the chance to listen to that Ducktales song!
Oh, as an FYI, I decided I'd better stop following NW on Twitter. There was just too much cursing, and apart from not enjoying that language personally, with my line of work I really should be keeping all public avenues I use rather clean. I don't want you guys to conform to some standard you don't want to, but if that aspect ever changes let me know and I'll probably jump back on the follow.
@-JKR- That'd be me, sorry lol. I don't have much to say, I don't really think about it... sorry again. I can cut it down if you guys want.
EDIT: Just skimmed through my timeline, yeah, there's two consecutive tweets with swearing in them, but overall I don't think it's that bad. There's a third one down there, but I was quoting someone. Then there's no more swearing throughout the entire month of May (I got tired of scrolling down the timeline after that). I dunno :P
It's okay, I know that's just part of many people's daily language. It's just a word, no biggee! I just understand the way it works out there in the world, and if I want to be the next Walt Disney I have to watch stuff like that. :)
Well that was fun to listen to just as it was to be a part of it.
I'll be posting about the Negative World podcast on PK Gaming today and hopefully get some more people to listen... maybe... I'm not sure how many people actually read PK Gaming since they rarely comment, but I KNOW I'm getting lots of hits.
I'll post it on my facebook and twitter as well.
Anyways, I'm gonna say it right now before it's too late:
I want to reserve a spot on the 100th episode. :V That won't be for a while though...
EDIT: Just finished listening, great episode you guys! I dunno but I think I like the 3-person format better?
I used to play Duck Tales but it was when I first started playing video games and I hardly remember it. I do remember it being made by Capcom (because I was obsessed with Mega Man at the time as well) and the treasure hunting/cane pogo'ing action. I also rented Dark Wing duck a few times, it was one of my favorite cartoons growing up. Sad you guys didn't mention Chip & Dale's for NES, that game was one of my favorites too. Oh yeah, and Mickey's Magical Quest for SNES, that was such a fun game and I still get cravings to play it today. I never owned these games mind you, I would rent them (mom would rent them for me lol) or play at a friend's house.
I used to use an emulator for the SNES just to play the games I had missed out on (Earthbound, Kirby's Dream Course, Kirby's Avalanche, etc.) and if those games were available today (I've already bought Dream Course for VC) I would totally be up on that. I think Nintendo created the VC to sway pirates from using emulators, giving us some (one?) of the features of emulators such as the save states.
You guys make the wait for e3 even harder now, thanks a lot! ;) Ugh, the hype is building within, must distract myself with pokemanz. I am like Paleo, I like to be surprised by watching the conference live if I can, or later if I can't. This year is going to be one of the craziest, with new Zelda, new Pikmin (Pikmin 2 is in my top 3 favorite games of all time), Project Cafe, Kirby, Mario 3DS, 3DS in general, *brain explodes*
I think Lovecraft said that the name is unpronouncable with the human tongue but we can attempt close approximations, this makes a wide variety of names incorrect but close enough, I have always pronounced it CATH-OO-LOO.
I really enjoyed participating in this podcast as I have all the others and its great to see its appreciated, I think the part was left out where I discuss my E3 ritual of taking the days off work, enjoying a few bottles of red wine (the conferences start at 5pm in the UK) and some pizza during the conferences and playing my favourite games throughout the days in the run up. I treat E3 like my own personal holiday and get really quite selfish to make sure that I get to enjoy the days as much as possible. If it isn't obvious already, I fricking love E3
@Paleo_Orca Yeah I am exactly like that, plus I listened to it direct through the browser and kept closing the tab by mistake so its possible I missed some bits.
Did someone say Cthulhu other than me because I didn't really understand what I did wrong with the pronounciation, I thought that was how most people said it. Maybe it didn't come across clearly enough with my accent.