Escapist Podcast: 114: Ellen Page and Day One: Garry's Incident

114: Ellen Page and Day One: Garry's Incident

This week, the podcast crew talks about Ellen Page in Beyond: Two Souls and the end of the Wii. We also talk about our favorite "so bad its good" game and YouTube star TotalBiscuit's recent problems with the developers of Day One: Garry's Incident.

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I think there is something wrong with the rss feed upload the file is just the first few minutes repeating over and over eventually just getting to the point where it just garbles up words

I don't know if it's just me but the audio version for iTunes is corrupted and keeps skipping for me after 3 minutes. Please look into it.

Oh yes, I would definitely recommend Deadly Premonition as a "So Bad, It's Good" game!

I feel like I should embed the Unskippable videos just as a taster to the game's majesty.

And if that doesn't sway people, here's a couple of bits from our very own Jim Sterling, when he reviewed it initially, over at Destructoid.

Deadly Premonition is like watching two clowns eat each other. It's perverse, it's wrong, and yet it's so fucking funny

Deadly Premonition is beautiful. No, not graphically. Graphically it's atrocious. It's a beautiful trainwreck, and it's well aware of the fact. Despite this game being quite like everything ever made, there's nothing quite like the game itself. There is absolutely nothing in this industry that can compare to how weird and wonderful the whole experience is. Judged as a piece of entertainment, as a game that consistently surprises and amazes and leaves jaws hanging, I have no choice but to say that Deadly Premonition goes above and beyond. This game is so bad, it's not just become good. It's pretty close to perfect.

Hey

Orange12345:
I think there is something wrong with the rss feed upload the file is just the first few minutes repeating over and over eventually just getting to the point where it just garbles up words

crazy_coug99:
I don't know if it's just me but the audio version for iTunes is corrupted and keeps skipping for me after 3 minutes. Please look into it.

Hi guys,

I've emailed IT to have them look into the issue; thank you for your patience while we work to get this resolved.

I must be in a minority, but I really enjoyed Beyond: Two Souls. Objectively as a game it falls on its face, but the story and characters engrossed me completely. I pretty much played the whole game in one sitting, and was legitimately disappointed when it was over.

Hummmm, the video is De-syncing from the sound, the sound is getting ahead of the video for me, not sure why, another thing to check out I guess.

The real trick in JFK re-loaded is not to knock the First Lady's hat off, but to knock one of the traffic cops' motorcycle helmets off without killing them. Seriously, they just get really agitated and point a gun everywhere; it's kind of funny.

Andy Shandy:
Oh yes, I would definitely recommend Deadly Premonition as a "So Bad, It's Good" game!

I feel like I should embed the Unskippable videos just as a taster to the game's majesty.


And if that doesn't sway people, here's a couple of bits from our very own Jim Sterling, when he reviewed it initially, over at Destructoid.

Deadly Premonition is like watching two clowns eat each other. It's perverse, it's wrong, and yet it's so fucking funny

Deadly Premonition is beautiful. No, not graphically. Graphically it's atrocious. It's a beautiful trainwreck, and it's well aware of the fact. Despite this game being quite like everything ever made, there's nothing quite like the game itself. There is absolutely nothing in this industry that can compare to how weird and wonderful the whole experience is. Judged as a piece of entertainment, as a game that consistently surprises and amazes and leaves jaws hanging, I have no choice but to say that Deadly Premonition goes above and beyond. This game is so bad, it's not just become good. It's pretty close to perfect.

Dear Andy, when you post videos, please please PLEASE make sure they're spoiler'd if they are on auto-play. (Which all Escapist videos are, for some reason or another). If I didn't wake both of my upstairs neighbors just by clicking on this thread, it'll be a damned miracle.

Thanks.

The Gamasutra article is, quite frankly, silly. Sure the success of your game is your livelihood as an independent game developer. but comparing that to what a Youtube content producer does is apples and oranges. When you create a game experience, you have to accept that some people aren't going to like it, and maybe those people are going to be well known and influential.

Had Wildgames taken down every single monetized video, it would have been their right to do so as there was no complete stated agreement that monetization was not allowed. Even TB can only argue that monetization was heavily implied. The thing is, they didn't do that. They targeted the one monetized video that was first on search results and happened to be very negative. That just isn't acceptable.

Well, I just so happen to have just what you all want.

Very good Podcast today. Youtube's policy on copyright does seem to be a bit unfair for the content creators.

I know they can't just let copy righted things like that go on their site, but there's got to be a way they can make sure no one is gaming the system like that.
:/ Unless they just really don't have enough employees to do it.... Though, you'd think they could have a message sent to the person running the channel warning them about the copy right issues first, and then if they don't respond in a day or two they could go ahead and do what they have to do.

At any rate, hope you all have a great Halloween!

CrazyCapnMorgan:

Andy Shandy:
Oh yes, I would definitely recommend Deadly Premonition as a "So Bad, It's Good" game!

I feel like I should embed the Unskippable videos just as a taster to the game's majesty.


And if that doesn't sway people, here's a couple of bits from our very own Jim Sterling, when he reviewed it initially, over at Destructoid.

Deadly Premonition is like watching two clowns eat each other. It's perverse, it's wrong, and yet it's so fucking funny

Deadly Premonition is beautiful. No, not graphically. Graphically it's atrocious. It's a beautiful trainwreck, and it's well aware of the fact. Despite this game being quite like everything ever made, there's nothing quite like the game itself. There is absolutely nothing in this industry that can compare to how weird and wonderful the whole experience is. Judged as a piece of entertainment, as a game that consistently surprises and amazes and leaves jaws hanging, I have no choice but to say that Deadly Premonition goes above and beyond. This game is so bad, it's not just become good. It's pretty close to perfect.

Dear Andy, when you post videos, please please PLEASE make sure they're spoiler'd if they are on auto-play. (Which all Escapist videos are, for some reason or another). If I didn't wake both of my upstairs neighbors just by clicking on this thread, it'll be a damned miracle.

Thanks.

Apologies. I had no idea the Escapist videos autoplayed. D:

How long has that been happening for?

Andy Shandy:

CrazyCapnMorgan:

Andy Shandy:
Oh yes, I would definitely recommend Deadly Premonition as a "So Bad, It's Good" game!

I feel like I should embed the Unskippable videos just as a taster to the game's majesty.


And if that doesn't sway people, here's a couple of bits from our very own Jim Sterling, when he reviewed it initially, over at Destructoid.

Dear Andy, when you post videos, please please PLEASE make sure they're spoiler'd if they are on auto-play. (Which all Escapist videos are, for some reason or another). If I didn't wake both of my upstairs neighbors just by clicking on this thread, it'll be a damned miracle.

Thanks.

Apologies. I had no idea the Escapist videos autoplayed. D:

How long has that been happening for?

About a month or so, I believe. One day, I went to click on the video to play it like I always had and I found that I paused the video instead. Every video after that, I never clicked on again.

The audio version, at least the one I'm downloading on iTunes, does not work. It just loops over and over the same 2 minutes through the whole thing.

Schuyler is in a VERY small minority for thinking that Cameron somehow fucked up the Alien franchise. Most people agree that Aliens was better than Alien, a bunch prefer the first one and then there's apparently an extremely small minority who think that Aliens is horrible.

Honestly, I had my jaw on the floor when I heard him insist that Cameron fucked up the franchise. It's like saying that the Godfather 2 is a horrible sequel.

Around the 45min mark, Heather makes a good point with a good idea but TB is too much of a pompous prick to do something so right. Otherwise, great podcast :)

If wild games studio didn't want to pentially get bad reviews, then perhaps they shouldn't have given review copies to anyone.

But yeah, I didn't know about Garry's Incident untill this whole mess with totalbiscuit. Now if the devs hoped that it would make me want to play the game then they need to take their pills, because not all publicity is good and that little stunt is how you make gamers dislike companies.

Heck I might even have bought the game after hearing that it had some problems, but then they went and flagged TB's video.... now I just hope they go out of business.

I would like to say that I loved JFK: reloaded.
Here's a link for it:
http://www.fileplanet.com/192027/190000/fileinfo/JFK-Reloaded-v1.1-(Free-Game)

WMDogma:
Hey

Orange12345:
I think there is something wrong with the rss feed upload the file is just the first few minutes repeating over and over eventually just getting to the point where it just garbles up words

crazy_coug99:
I don't know if it's just me but the audio version for iTunes is corrupted and keeps skipping for me after 3 minutes. Please look into it.

Hi guys,

I've emailed IT to have them look into the issue; thank you for your patience while we work to get this resolved.

Add me to the list, I have the same issue (and to be honest, I stopped listening after hearing about the whole "smirky smurf" thing for the fourth time XD ). Glad to know you're looking into it, guess it'll be up on Monday, right? *crosses fingers*

So has this been fixed yet? I don't want to download it yet another time after already wasting two downloads of it in my rather slim data plan already :(

Just downloaded it again - still skipping. :(

I have a feeling like the issue does not reach them, since most contributors do not read the forums.

I've mentioned this elsewhere, but there were similar shenanigans with Miranda Lawson / Yvonne Strahovski and the whole rule34 scene with Mass Effect.

I wouldn't be pleased, were I in Ellen Page's shoes, but I wouldn't be surprised by it. I agree that it is one step beyond photoshopping, but no more than that. The internet has provided examples for such behavior over and over.

A small blurb for Greg Tito...the Blade Runner adventure game for PC back in the day was actually quite good (Westwood I think?).

The only decent Alien's related game was the old coin-op brawler (AvP) back in the 90's. If they ever make a true Alien survival horror game, it'd be good, but Jim covered that story, and it ain't pretty.

Also in total agreement with Greg on that GTA review. However, I love Saint's 2-4, both for story and the sense of fun.

I guess this must be the spooky Halloween edition since all I get is a loop of people disjointedly talking about smurfs for an hour. Either the feed is messed up, or I'm having an acid flashback.

So is this still messed up? Will we get a fix or will we have to skip this one? When a senior editor is on it, I'd expect something like this to be fixed quicker, tbh :(

I just redownloaded it, and same issue. It's Thursday and this still isn't fixed, how disappointing. :(

rofltehcat:
So is this still messed up? Will we get a fix or will we have to skip this one? When a senior editor is on it, I'd expect something like this to be fixed quicker, tbh :(

Eleima:
I just redownloaded it, and same issue. It's Thursday and this still isn't fixed, how disappointing. :(

The issue regarding the RSS feed and iTunes download of the podcast are now fixed; the problem was larger than we thought so our IT team had to deploy some extra fancy tech-wizardry to solve it. We apologize for the inconvenience!

WMDogma:

The issue regarding the RSS feed and iTunes download of the podcast are now fixed; the problem was larger than we thought so our IT team had to deploy some extra fancy tech-wizardry to solve it. We apologize for the inconvenience!

I think the tech-guys rarely get the credit they deserve for making everything run smoothly, so please pass on my gratitude and thanks in the name of every RSS/ITunes-User.

Sorry, but there is no argument with TotalBiscuit issue. It's his job to critique. That's what he does. The job of the developer is to make a game. If they fail, it is because they did a bad job, not because someone gave you bad press. That bad press was justified, by the way. Game is incredibly bad and broken. So if they were to lose their livelihood, all they have to blame is themselves, not a critic who simply did his job. Why are you even considering this? What those devs did was absolutely unacceptable. I would go as far as say that livelihood of making games should be taken away from them. I dont want more scum occupying gaming industry.

Sorry to be late to the party. but I just listened to this podcast.

I want to point out that in the original AVP comic (printed around 1990) a predator (Dechande???) does in fact befriend a human female who is marked by him. That was simply referenced in the movie. Movie was meh, but the comic was great!

 

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