Escapist Expo: Q&A With The Escapists

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I had a really good time watching this, I wanted to go, but my wallet said no to travel to the other side of the globe, so if you're planning on doing another one, now's the time to confirm or deny so I can start saving for that.

I know everyone said it, but really, the chemistry between Jim and Yahtzee was incredible, now i want Jim to appear in full body, pantless and Yahtzee doing that creepy dance with the boxers with eyes on it, if it was him to begin with.

Susan Arendt:

Henriot:
Is the live podcat going to be filmed, or we just getting podcat?

Just plain podcat.

Discovered that this morning, put it on my ipod for the train trip... Oh my gosh, the looks I got from laughing on the packed train!

I spent a little too much time last night watching all these videos. It clocked over 2 am and I think the My Favourite Game video went up and I couldn't stop myself. Thank you so much for recording all this content; wee hours of the morning and I'm either being drawn in by the amazing conversations between Ben and Jim, or bursting out laughing at a quiet comment from Mark or the over the top sexual jokes...

So thank you Susan, for being a part of the team that put this together (and MCing), and thank you Escapist.

Artorius:
lol the bit with jim's kratos door thing was just soo frigging funny.
it seems escapist expo was awesome :)

Best mental image right?

Susan Arendt:

Henriot:
Is the live podcat going to be filmed, or we just getting podcat?

Just plain podcat.

Are you going to make escapist branded furniture now?
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I gave up at 1:03, too much shrieking & bizarre baby language for my tastes.

catalyst8:
I gave up at 1:03, too much shrieking & bizarre baby language for my tastes.

What? What are you talking about? "Bizarre baby language"?

Susan Arendt:

catalyst8:
[...]

What? What are you talking about? "Bizarre baby language"?

I'm referring to various "Get your bootie moving[...]". I've possibly misspelt bootie, but 'booty' in the sense of loot is even more nonsensical.

catalyst8:

Susan Arendt:

catalyst8:
[...]

What? What are you talking about? "Bizarre baby language"?

I'm referring to various "Get your bootie moving[...]". I've possibly misspelt bootie, but 'booty' in the sense of loot is even more nonsensical.

You've never heard an ass referred to as a booty?

Bad Jim, bad bad sir Jim, Kotor 2 is made by Obsidian not Bioware :p

Nice video and very good stuff there.

Hate to sound like a broken record but these panels are just great.

Yahtzee and Jim seem to compliment each other really well. They also seem to get off on the same humour and media references.

Maybe it's also because they are dressed somewhat similar but I'd love to see a show with both of them. Probably would turn out shit for some reason or the other, but it's still something that sounds great in my head.

Also, on the subject of names in video games, I really wish the games industry would allow for that to happen.
I think the games industry as such is happy that there aren't any "superstars" any more in the games creation world because that would drive wages up. (IMO a reason why they make it harder for people to be known)

Especially (for me personally) I would love to follow some of the modellers that work in the industry.
I realise that it's rarely one person that has a say in anything in the games industry but on the other hand I'm sure there are loads of super talented guys who go from studio to studio and no one really knows that it was their skill that led to a game ending up looking as it does.
A shame really.

I just wanted to say that I was having a horrific day until I watched the Q&A, it has swung my day around and made me feel better. Thank you!

Susan Arendt:

catalyst8:

Susan Arendt:
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[...]

You've never heard an ass referred to as a booty?

My apologies if I've spoken out of turn.

The famous quote variously attributed to Wilde & Shaw springs to mind, for example I've certainly heard of an arse being referred to as an ass in the US dialect (or a donkey in English English) but not as booty. That is at least not without thinking it was a misspelling of another children's word 'botty', or that the meaning was indeed the one defined in the OED for treasure. That it's spelt exactly the same way as another word for loot is peculiar, especially because the dictionary has no reference whatsoever to 'booty' but as a mass noun to describe 'valuable stolen goods, especially those seized in war', hence my current confusion with bootie, botty, & booty (as opposed to booty meaning loot).

Would you be good enough to explain the etymology to me if you know it, please? As I said in the sense you use it it exists neither in my Oxford nor Cambridge dictionaries, nor even in the on-line OED.

Quijiboh:
The power play for laughs between Yahtzee and Jim was awesome.

I love how they seem to be competing with one another, yet they seem to get along amazingly well. It's an awesome combination.

This was great. But every time I see an Irish guy with a bunch of non-Irish I can't help but think "Wow, is that really what we sound like?"

I feel bad for poor Corey. I really enjoy Critical Miss, and I'm certain that he plays games as well, but there just doesn't seem to be much that he can ever add to the conversation due to the fact that he just draws the comic. He just looks like a sad, dejected puppy up there with the rest of those big personalities, but maybe he's just shy. Either way it certainly doesn't seem like he can ever get a word in edge-wise (as seen when Susan cuts him off from one of the questions when he clearly was just about to respond to it).

Anyways, another great discussion, thanks for posting!

catalyst8:

Would you be good enough to explain the etymology to me if you know it, please? As I said in the sense you use it it exists neither in my Oxford nor Cambridge dictionaries, nor even in the on-line OED.

http://oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/booty--2

When that guy asked about their loves and hates in their respective industries, I was really kind of hoping that Dr. Mark would speak. I'd love to know what he can't stand about the psychology industry.

RJ 17:
I feel bad for poor Corey. I really enjoy Critical Miss, and I'm certain that he plays games as well, but there just doesn't seem to be much that he can ever add to the conversation due to the fact that he just draws the comic. He just looks like a sad, dejected puppy up there with the rest of those big personalities, but maybe he's just shy. Either way it certainly doesn't seem like he can ever get a word in edge-wise (as seen when Susan cuts him off from one of the questions when he clearly was just about to respond to it).

Anyways, another great discussion, thanks for posting!

I assumed he is the type of person that Jim was talking about, the programmers who get up on stage, are clearly not used to being there, and are surrounded by more vocal and crowd-acclimatised people of the industry. In this case it was a panel, and a web comic artist, who we don't tend to see or hear, as apposed to everyone else on the panel, besides Dr.Mark (who was also a bit quiet). Anyone, besides the supremely confident, would be a little reserved. It didn't help much he was in an awkward place.

Anyway, this was a good end to the day. I haven't laughed so much for some time. I was among those that had my uncertainties about Jim when he first appeared, and now I find those were his "properly" first videos, in that format, I better understand why they weren't quite up the standard I'm used to seeing from the Escapist. He threw himself straight into a high exposure environment, and improved vastly in a very short amount of time. Now I think him nothing short of brilliant.

This is the first time I've ever seen Bob "in person", or heard him "live" and unscripted, so that really rounded off the video for me. It's satisfying to put a face to the opinions I've come to respect.

I felt there was a lot of mutual respect from this panel, and they were all amiable and thoughtful, which is to say, they all seem like people you wouldn't be -too- happy to outrun when the end comes, and the Morlocks feed indiscriminately.

NezumiiroKitsune:

RJ 17:
I feel bad for poor Corey. I really enjoy Critical Miss, and I'm certain that he plays games as well, but there just doesn't seem to be much that he can ever add to the conversation due to the fact that he just draws the comic. He just looks like a sad, dejected puppy up there with the rest of those big personalities, but maybe he's just shy. Either way it certainly doesn't seem like he can ever get a word in edge-wise (as seen when Susan cuts him off from one of the questions when he clearly was just about to respond to it).

Anyways, another great discussion, thanks for posting!

I assumed he is the type of person that Jim was talking about, the programmers who get up on stage, are clearly not used to being there, and are surrounded by more vocal and crowd-acclimatised people of the industry. In this case it was a panel, and a web comic artist, who we don't tend to see or hear, as apposed to everyone else on the panel, besides Dr.Mark (who was also a bit quiet). Anyone, besides the supremely confident, would be a little reserved. It didn't help much he was in an awkward place.

No need to feel too bad for me, I am a very shy kind of guy and these panels made me very nervous as they were the biggest groups I've ever spoken in front of. That and I really am not that critical of a person when it comes to media, these guys make a living off of scrutinizing all the little bits of games and I mostly just draw simple jokes. They were all so nice though and meeting up this weekend was one of the coolest experiences in my life.

But yea, being on the side kinda sucked. It made it hard to really get at the mic.

paulgruberman:

catalyst8:

Would you be good enough to explain the etymology to me if you know it, please? As I said in the sense you use it it exists neither in my Oxford nor Cambridge dictionaries, nor even in the on-line OED.

http://oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/booty--2

Thanks for that. I admit it didn't occur to me to check North American slang. So etymologically 'probably an alteration of body or botty'. So I wasn't wrong after all, 'a child's word for a person's bottom'.

catalyst8:

paulgruberman:

catalyst8:

Would you be good enough to explain the etymology to me if you know it, please? As I said in the sense you use it it exists neither in my Oxford nor Cambridge dictionaries, nor even in the on-line OED.

http://oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/booty--2

Thanks for that. I admit it didn't occur to me to check North American slang. So etymologically 'probably an alteration of body or botty'. So I wasn't wrong after all, 'a child's word for a person's bottom'.

If you only take into account the origins of words and not current usage (for example: http://oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/booty%2Bcall?q=booty+call ), then I hope you're not surprised at frequent problems with miscommunication.

Thanks for the upload : )

Susan Arendt:

Henriot:
Is the live podcat going to be filmed, or we just getting podcat?

Just plain podcat.

Podcat?

iPodcat

image

Yeah I'm late to the joke, but hey, cute kitty!

Irridium:

Susan Arendt:

Henriot:
Is the live podcat going to be filmed, or we just getting podcat?

Just plain podcat.

Podcat?

iPodcat

image

Yeah I'm late to the joke, but hey, cute kitty!

ALL THE SQUEE!

Irridium:

Susan Arendt:

Henriot:
Is the live podcat going to be filmed, or we just getting podcat?

Just plain podcat.

Podcat?

iPodcat

image

Yeah I'm late to the joke, but hey, cute kitty!

They've got a new mascot now.

image

I lol'd when I heard Paul and Graham mentions The Last Remnant's battle system, I played maybe 10 hours before getting stuck and giving up on that game. They are so right, the intercept and interference system in that game makes no sense.

I'm so using Gav's autotune voice-babble-thing whenever I rant against autotune.

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