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Extremes
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Date Posted

December 23,2008

Cast Length

1:15:34

Hosts

Chris Remo, Jake Rodkin, Nick Breckon

Guests

Steve Gaynor

Official description Edit

Last week, Thumbs invited 2k Marin's Steve Gaynor to help pre-record a low-key cast on nuclear plant sims, traffic sims, sewage construction sims, bus sims, boat sims, and ghosts. Riveting stuff.

Games Discussed: Edit

Persona 4, Minotaur China Shop, Hitman: Blood Money, The Last Express, Penumbra, Sim City iPhone, Retro/Grade, Cities XL, Sonic & the Black Knight, Three Mile Island, Energy Czar, Ship Simulator 2010: Extremes


Synopsis Edit

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YouTube Timestamps Edit

  • 00:32— Theme
  • 01:03 — Intro - Don't call him Hot Scoops
  • 01:50 — Podcast From the Past - Or at least more in the past now that it's been a few years
  • 02:29 — Persona 4 - Slow story build-up
  • 06:12— Persona 4 - Grind a sweet ghost
  • 07:10— Quitting Games - Because you're not a real gamer
  • 07:53 — Hot Scoop - A searing knife of catch-phrase repetition
  • 08:30 — Jake's Been Awake for 36 Hours - And spins us a yarn
  • 09:21 — Minotaur China Shop - From the makers of Off-Road Velociraptor Safari
  • 11:16 — QWOP - Procedurally generated animation
  • 12:04 — Minotaur China Shop - Engaging Insurance Rage Mode
  • 13:05 — Minotaur China Shop - An incredible simulation of being large and unwieldy
  • 14:36 — Minotaur China Shop - Special moves
  • 15:40 — I Like Doves - What do you think about their tails?
  • 15:50 — Hitman: Blood Money - Screwing up that pin-drop moment
  • 16:45 — Hitman: Blood Money - Attempting to drop crates (and pianos) on people
  • 19:58 — Hitman: Blood Money - Throwing coins at people while they're watching
  • 20:44 — Hitman: Blood Money - A literal murder simulator
  • 21:53 — Hitman: Blood Money - Hard and soft failure states
  • 23:36 — Hitman: Blood Money - The suburban level
  • 25:56 — The Last Express - Exploring small spaces
  • 29:41 — Animal Crossing - Your own little half-mile by half-mile town
  • 30:33 — Penumbra - Interacting with hand-scale objects
  • 31:29 — Peter Molyneux - The Emily Dickinson chair game
  • 33:09 — Peter Molyneux - His Nobel Prize-winning game
  • 33:25 — Spore - Custom figurines
  • 34:49 — Rock Band - Steve's creepily accurate avatar/figurine
  • 35:39 — Spore - Feasibility of creating accurate figurines
  • 37:07 — Jake is barely awake - And a snappy gamer
  • 37:52 — SimCity (iPhone) - Basically SimCity 3000
  • 39:27 — SimCity (iPhone) - Controls
  • 40:56 — SimCity (iPhone) - Render speed
  • 42:08 — SimCity (iPhone) - Sewage
  • 43:18 — SimCity (iPhone) - Now with traffic jams!
  • 44:50 — Goatse - Chris sees it everywhere
  • 46:29 — Cities XL - The MMO city-building game
  • 51:02 — European Gamers - They like sims, I guess
  • 52:30 — Break
  • 52:29 — Sonic the Hedgehog - Not just about running fast
  • 53:28 — Best Buy - The Guitar Hero: World Tour warehouse that sells camcorders
  • 54:55 — Old, Dry Sim Games - Run a nuclear reactor using only Morse code
  • 59:42 — Ship Simulator Extremes - And it's creepy trailer
  • 1:01:30 — Gaming on the Periphery - There are people from all over making all sorts of games
  • 1:02:12 — Bus Driver - Be a bus driver, but not in a Crazy Taxi sort of way
  • 1:03:30 — The Put-Upon Bus Driver Trainee - Chris' harrowing anecdote
  • 1:05:02 — Master Drive and Slave Drive - Chris' other harrowing anecdote
  • 1:08:18 — Reader Mail - Retro/Grade - Parallels with Slaughterhouse-Five and development history
  • 1:13:13 — Outro - This podcast is an audio-log found in a post-apocyliptic wasteland

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