Posted By Austin Yorski about 9 months, 3 weeks ago
BT Podcast 55: Suck My XBone, 9.3 out of 10 based on 21 ratings
This is the image we are talking about at 25:17.
Want to listen to a man lose his mind?
Things discussed this week include the Xbox One, Halo, Saya no Uta, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Divekick, Double Switch, Hannibal, Fallout: New Vegas, and Analogue: A Hate Story.
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Austin Yorski is a jack-of-all-trades around BT. He goes by Austin or Yorski (but not both) and has a degree in literature/religion from Florida State University. Also, he can collect all 120 stars in Super Mario 64 whilst blindfolded.
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I agree about various movie and game companies absolute BULLSHIT when it comes to piracy and used games.
the oh oh OH!!! we´re losing money and its your fault OHHHH!!!!
Okay first of the technology that the “stealing miserable thieves” as you like to call anyone who download is using isn´t exactly what you might call new technology nor is it something that has come out of the blue.
There have, in my opinion, not been just been one, but SEVERAL warning bells on where things where going and neither of them have exactly been quite.
Let´s list them and in the magnitude of there sound shall we?
First warning Netscape 1994 sound magnitude like a school bell.
This is really where it more or less started with Netscape the internet became accessible for every man and woman out there.
Still it was relatively slow and you had to pay for every minute you where on.
So yeah it is excusable why various companies didn´t think much about it.
Second Napster 1999 sound magnitude like a Fire Alarm.
When Napster came, it was a clear sign that things had changed, the internet was now more then fast enough to shearing music online.
This should more or less have been a start sign for every music movie and game company out there, that they should start focusing on the digital market.
Since there was no sign that the internet was slowing down and given the popularity of Napster, a lot of people with a little brain would be able to see where things where going.
Third and final warning 2001 the launching of The Pirate Bay sound magnitude like an Air Raid Siren.
The piratebay really should have served as the final warning, just like a true air raid siren once they sound you know its time to listen and act.
With the advent of Torrent it showed beyond a shadow of a doubt that the internet had become more then fast enough to download both music,movies and games and any excuse NOT to immediately jump on the wagon of the digital market disappeared.
One of the few guys who actually noticed the warnings was Netflix and Valve 1997 and 2003 and they lunched their answer to this new age with Netflix and Steam.
What is the result? Business for them is booming (though i still won´t pay anything for the halfass version of netflix we got here in Denmark).
So again i agree when you say, there´s only SO much bullshit you can take, before you get more then enough and just tune their whining and wailing out.
We´re losing money buhu and your evil because you won´t give us more time!! Yes maybe you do and maybe we are but in the end, it´s your damn fault why? Because you didn´t just have one or two years of warning (if you did you might be able to use the excuse that you needed more time) with Napster taken into account you have had 14 years to get on the horse and give us the service we want.
But you didn´t and now you have made You made your bed, now lie in it.
Xbox One: Now they have 359 more tries to get it right again.
The most worrisome part about the Xbox One is a combination of the following:
It is designed for your cable to run through it meaning it knows what you are watching.
The kinect can detect faces, emotions (happy, sad, neutral), your heart rate – which it then links to your (mandatory) online xbox live account, so it knows exactly who you are. Including age, sex, and your credit card number.
And the Kinect can never be turned off or removed without disabling the entire thing (and probably your TV if is wired to pass through its HDMI).
The mandatory internet connection will guarantee that that data they collect about you will make it back to their servers.
Using your IP address they can figure out where you are located in the country down to a couple city blocks.
When you combine these things, you get a system that at all times can detect every single piece of media you consume, and how you (and anyone in the room) reacts to it – down to the second.
IF YOU AND A FRIEND WATCH AN EPISODE OF THE BIG BANG THEORY THEY WILL KNOW EXACTLY WHO WAS WATCHING, HOW LONG YOU WATCHED IT, AND EXACTLY WHICH JOKES YOU LAUGHED AT (none of them). They will know if you are watching the commercials, leave the room, or start just dicking around on the internet while they play.
This kind of direct marketing data would be worth tens of BILLIONS of dollars to Microsoft. Just look at how much Facebook is worth using only data that people have to go out of their way to give them. Not to mention the fact that people will be giving them hundreds of dollars just to opt into their anti-consumer marketing scheme.
You better believe that Microsoft will sell that data, and use it them selves to advertise directly to you (and possibly over the top of Live TV). Plus, that data could be subpoenaed and used against you in court (The defendant SAYS he was at home watching TV with his wife, but our data proves he was there alone). It could even be used as blackmail if someone at Microsoft had a motivation to dig up your activity.
Microsoft using your activity to discretely gather marketing data at all times is one of the most disgusting, invasive, and anti-consumer actions ever taken by an electronics company.
OH MY GOD, SAYA NO UTA.
Funny enough, I just finished Saya no Uta today. It was a unique experience and I can very well say that I enjoyed it greatly.
Saya looking underage didn’t bug me…though if it did, there’s quite a bit more in it to worry about.
Anyway, while Saya no Uta is undeniably a horror title, is it strange that I found it to be more of a love story instead?
Austin, If Saya’s song disturbs you, watch Koi Kaze
and know fear.
Incest, Pedophilia, this anime got it all! And no, it is not a hentai.
…I thought with all the Japanese stuff available in the US, you would have gotten used to this kind of stuff.
I love that you took my disgust as a challenge
All I’m saying is that, well…
…Xenophilic-Pedophilia is not on the top 10 list of “disturbing” tropes in Japanese media.
How many dudes have I shot?
In the last 4 years I have shot 1.495.557 dudes.
In the same 4 years I have cut down 2.114.891 dudes.
And I have shoved a halberd up the rectums of 122 lizardmen.
I like to keep count.
Makes you think does it not.
I for one actually enjoyed the reveal because it was a good joke. Maybe I’m the only one who didn’t expect anything from the reveal.
Seriously laughed hard at the start of the podcast Austin losing his shit but I can’t help feel really disappointed with Austin, Johnny and the rest who ranted like crazy people because they acted dumber than Microsoft. Do you know what the word “reveal” means?!?!? Did Microsoft or Sony promise to show all the games that’s going to be on the console? it’s a reveal and it’s nothing new. Do people remember when the PS3 and Wii were first revealed people said there were interesting games and the consoles are boring. Heck do you guys even know E3 exists! I know you do so calm your shit and wait for E3. Instead of rambling like a maniac consider how does the game industry expect some feedback from gamers only to see you lose your shit over a small thing and how will this affect the gaming market. Then again the episode wouldn’t be that insanely funny so I digress.
By the way I watch films with my friends and talk to them at the same time. Just saying.
Yes we know what “reveal” means and yes they know what E3 is as well, as this is a gaming website. MS chose to show their console during this press conference so they have to bring some games to demonstrate its power and capabilities. At least Sony showed us some games to promote the system. It doesn’t matter what will be displayed at E3 because they had this chance to impress us and they failed. Their criticisms are well founded and don’t even think that is just to hate on MS.
you misunderstood my point. My point isn’t about their criticism but rather there is no reason to be pissed off at the Xbox 1 reveal. It’s completely idiotic and short minded to say that the reveal is not what we wanted and the video games they showed don’t really count. E3 is where you consoles AND games get the spotlight so saying it doesn’t matter just because it failed to impress YOU is just immature. As an example go watch PS3 E3 conference 2006 and look how bad it was and then look at the biggest PS3 titles in 2008.
“Heck do you guys even know E3 exists! I know you do so calm your shit and wait for E3.”
I mentioned E3 a few times, acknowledging that they will have a lot more to show us then. We will cross that bridge when we get there, but I can only react to what they showed. I apologize if we weren’t clear on that point.
i’m sorry I wasn’t trying to hard on you guys. The whole gamer attitude of rant first think later got to me. We’ll just blame on Johnny.
Hey, now. That’s… probably what I would have done as well if I got to the idea first.
I love how the whole Nintendo controversy has been swept under the rug just because of how big of a mess Xbox One is.
sometimes you just have to sit down, and shoot some dudes… dood
I can only imagine Johnny’s complete and utter confusion as this comment goes over his head. Thank you for that mental image.
I particularly look forward to Saya no Uta. I’d heard that it was seriously twisted, so I was quite excited when I heard that it was confirmed to come to America. My copy arrived in the mail a few days ago. Can’t wait!
I absolutely love New Vegas. The writing I think is leagues ahead of the Elder Scrolls games. Benny is amazing, and since I got the pre-order I had the comic that came with it following Benny and the Kahns prior to them shooting you in the head.
The only good thing I saw from the Xbox reveal was the controller, maybe I will get one of the controllers if it will work for the PC.
*sigh* Well I’ll just chunk Saya once it arrives in the mail. Thanks guys. I was looking forward to Gen Urobuchi’s writing.
I yelled “Spoilers!” like a hundred times (plus the time-stamp in the caption). Also, an English patch has been available for 4 years, so I thought it was enough warning.
Yeah I tried jumping ahead but I still didn’t manage to skip when you talked about the final twist. (I actually landed right at that part.)
I kinda saw the final twist coming after he said that the guy sees all normal stuff evil weird and all weird things normal. Still sounds like a fun play through.
I sort of figured that was where it was going as well. I do think I will still play through the game because I’m interested to see how the situation affects the main character and level of insanity that things reach.
So, did MS even think about how many people will be jacking up their electric bill just by having a stupid game system always-on? Screw that, I have a laptop full of games and movies that I can turn on when needed and off when not. What’s wrong with you MS?! You know what? You’re not just drunk, you’re so bloody detached from reality and humanity that we need to move you to another dimension just to send you home. Add in all the other stupid things this console is trying to do and it’s no wonder Sony and Nintendo are looking so much more enticing.
Ok, rant over
no be proud of your terrible peopleness this is the best podcast ever
“this is the best podcast ever”
Thanks! I knew this episode was going to rub some people the wrong way, but I’m happy as long as we are entertaining as many listeners as we can.
I think I came to the realization why the senior engineer from EA was so pissy at Nintendo, the Xbox One IS EA’s 3DO mark II. I have a feeling that EA has their hands deep in MS’s business decisions regarding the Xbox One and they just want to downplay their involvement so that if the Xbox One fails, they can pretty much walk away blameless and Microsoft can look like the worse company (for once).
It makes sense. EA announcing ‘the end of online passes’ is clear now because the Xbox One has a MANDATORY online pass system for all used games apparently, essentially taking EA’s business practices and applying it to every game released for the system, under the guise that Microsoft was the company that wholly determined it. I dunno, it just FEELS like in the process of Microsoft trying to talk to third-parties about building the Xbox One, somewhere along the lines, EA turned the tables and essentially influenced Microsoft to make a console their way.
Or maybe I’m just a crazy conspiracy theorist.
Also guys, closest thing I could find to bluegrass dubstep: A Mumford and Sons Dubstep Remix.
It’s only crazy when it DOESN’T make sense.
all the names for the new xbox said on this podcast are all better names for the xbox one
I was just saying the same thing to a few friends
It’s truth in advertising at least, it’s one box with an X on it. One ugly Box.
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