Ep. 330 - Squadala

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@“Jaffe”#p158408 If you would like us to get gold cables please consider increasing your donation to patreon.com/insertcredit

```[Lucille Bluth voice]``` I mean it's one audio cable Alex Jaffe, what could it cost? [Ten dollars?](https://www.audioeden.com/products/view/siltech-royal-signature-emperor-ii-2-5m-speaker-cables---demo) ```[/Lucille Bluth voice]```

@“Gaagaagiins”#p158416 The next person to subscribe at the $30,000 level gets to replace the buzzer noise with the sound effect of their choice for a year

Brandon coming in hot with another anti-recommendation this week, helpfully telling the audience what they shouldn't like.

@“superbrainbow”#p158437 hmm, I don‘t quite agree, since I said prometheus was “not that bad,” where the general consensus seems to be "it’s real bad"

I think things got befuddled on the subject of Beat Takeshi and his video game exploits. So, in an attempt to clear the air:

**Takeshi's Challenge (Takeshi no Chousenjo)**
This is the one you know about and is the legendary kusoge, yadda yadda. Terrible hang gliding stage. Shamisen.
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**Family Trainer: Totsugeki! Fuuun Takeshi Jou**
This is the powerpad game that Frank alluded to. It is actually an adaptation of the television show and is not simply a product of Takeshi's cruel humor.
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I have a 32 page, single spaced document for all of the thoughts I have about Magic: The Gathering as a new player.

maybe it‘s just my specific reference point but for me the GameCube was always a Smash Bros machine and little else. i def played other games on it, but in my mind it’ll always be the thing you plug four controllers into and beat up your buds. tho i guess by that same measure the N64 is a GoldenEye machine.

(full disclosure i didn't own either of these systems when they were new, having jumped ship to Sony by that point)

I would love to know what picture Tim shared with everyone to pair with Squadala, but I also like the Podcast Mystery of not knowing.

I always think of the Sega Saturn as the fighting game console even if a bunch were imports. The controller was just one of the best. I find myself getting a version of it on every console:

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The 8bitdo one for Xbox Series X pairs quite nicely with Street Fighter 6. I've been able to pull off moves easily on classic mode and I haven't noticed any phantom inputs. I haven't had a chance to put the Switch one to test.

@“Magnanimous”#p158462 I cannot reveal this mystery. Maybe later.

@“exodus”#p158329 lol what with my recent 3DS audio distortion even over my bookshelf speakers, I thought I was going crazy when I heard the distortion on insert credit as I listened at like 1am

Another pokemon note, Ken Sugimori could be a candidate for Dragon Quest. Let the man have some fun.

If Horii concludes the Dragon Quest series, would that be a first in the medium? I mean I know the franchise will in all likelihood keep going because it makes money, but it sure would be nice if it just ended with some dignity intact and it could exist as a finshed and accomplished body of work wouldn’t it

I think I will learn a magic trick.

what if a guy approaches you trying to do a magic trick but instead of using poker cards he uses magic the gathering cards???

for @exodus and anyone wanting to try virtual boy games, borrow a quest 2 and install the emulator try side quest (great name for sideloading).

It’s like having the dream virtual boy that never existed outside the creators mind.

Mario’s tennis is really good.

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@“yeso”#p158498 If Horii concludes the Dragon Quest series, would that be a first in the medium? I mean I know the franchise will in all likelihood keep going because it makes money, but it sure would be nice if it just ended with some dignity intact and it could exist as a finshed and accomplished body of work wouldn’t it

Mother, but that might only be because Itoi figured it's way easier and more profitable to sell Mother merch than to make Mother games

I just wanted to say thanks to this podcast I started watching both Sopranos and Skibidi Toilet. Both important cultural milestones.

Gracias Insert Credit.

@“Coffinwarehouses”#p158456 I'm sure I played Melee more than every other GameCube game I had combined in terms of just hours, but I did still play a ton of Mario Power Tennis, Mario Kart Double Dash, and Super Mario Strikers. It was a great time to have friends and family members who were into games.

The GameCube was the best multiplayer system I ever had, by a landslide: all those games that I listed that work well both at casual and dedicated levels of play, Animal Crossing having interesting asynchronous interactions, 4 controller slots built in, one of the first (that I know of) wireless control setups with the Wave Bird, and the console is portable as heck.

So, if I had to give a "genre" for the GameCube, I'd say couch multiplayer, even if it's maybe not a real genre.

@“rearnakedwindow”#p158549 I vibe so hard with this post.

The GameCube ruled. The genre I associate with it is _fun_.

@“whatsarobot”#p158554 I think so, too. A number of my friends who never even owned a GameCube say it is one of their favorite systems of all time just for all the good times we had playing it together.

I think a lot of hardcore game-liker people underrate it. It's tougher to go back to because while there are some great single-player games on there (Wind Waker, Metroid Prime, Pikmin 1, weirder stuff like Twin Snakes and (the better version of) Killer 7, the first release of Resi 4, and others for sure), it's obviously not as stacked the PS2 or something. Also, I realize certain people (I'm guessing Tim and Brandon fit in this category, at least to an extent) had already grown out of Nintendo at this point, and yeah, if you don't like Nintendo, the 'Cube is not going to do much for you. But for me, this was a great console in its day and even now.