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LurkerPrime
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(07-11-2017, 09:16 PM)
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Originally Posted by LiK

Decided to jump back into the podcast and I'm bummed Rob Zachny joined. No offense to him, I respect his opinions but I cannot stand his voice. He always sounds out of breath and it makes me feel the same. I remember skimming through GWJ podcast whenever he was on and now I'm doing the same thing whenever he talks here. Ah well.

Huh, just today I was thinking the polar opposite... he's pretty much the perfect podcaster. He has a good voice, tons to say in an entertaining way, and he's a really clear speaker. It's an unbeatable triple threat.

Also he likes obscure RPGs and strategy games which is like, the path to my heart.
LiK
(07-11-2017, 09:17 PM)
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Originally Posted by JoeyJungle

I have no idea what you're on, I love The Zac! He has the best podcasting voice!

Originally Posted by LurkerPrime

Huh, just today I was thinking the polar opposite... he's pretty much the perfect podcaster. He has a good voice, tons to say in an entertaining way, and he's a really clear speaker. It's an unbeatable triple threat.

Also he likes obscure RPGs and strategy games which is like, the path to my heart.

I tried guys. But I cannot stand his voice. I like his opinions and writings but something about his voice is just unlistenable to me. Maybe I'll try again in the future. But for now, I'm just skimming lol

Edit: maybe I'll try speeding up the podcast when he talks.
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Brakke
(07-11-2017, 09:18 PM)
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I love Rob's podvoice, too. He has a certain deliberate pace, almost sounds like a trained radio voice. Not sure what it is in the cadence, it's like dude really pronounces his commas or something.
Lijik
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(07-12-2017, 03:42 AM)
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Rob has this like NPR cadence that i find grating in more conversational casts (no offense to Rob ofc dude talks the way he talks lmao). It really bugged me in Idle Weekend where he's 50% of the conversation but here its bothered me a lot less than I thought it would when he joined waypoint.
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spiritfox
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(07-12-2017, 04:17 AM)
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I want Rob to read me bedtime stories.
HamPster PamPster
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(07-12-2017, 02:53 PM)
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Does Rob sound like hamburgers? No?

Then he's fine
xuchu
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(07-12-2017, 10:54 PM)
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They fucking did it boys and girls. They tasted that sweet chicken dinner:

https://www.twitch.tv/videos/158571608
jediyoshi
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(07-13-2017, 05:33 AM)
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Patrick and Austin popped onto Gary Whitta's PUBG stream
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/158741919
Brakke
(07-13-2017, 06:39 AM)
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I'm so ready for everyone to move on from PUBG. Coverage is saturated.
Quasar
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(07-13-2017, 06:56 AM)
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Originally Posted by LiK

Decided to jump back into the podcast and I'm bummed Rob Zachny joined. No offense to him, I respect his opinions but I cannot stand his voice. He always sounds out of breath and it makes me feel the same. I remember skimming through GWJ podcast whenever he was on and now I'm doing the same thing whenever he talks here. Ah well.

Whereas I'm just a bit bummed by its impact on Three Moves Ahead.
leng jai
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(07-14-2017, 12:22 AM)
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Rob is fine on Waypoint but when it's just him and Danielle on Idle Weekend it always makes me drowsy listening to it.
Catvoca
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(07-14-2017, 12:24 AM)
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I really like Rob on the podcast and think he balances the discussion a lot but I also have zero interest in the types of games he plays. Whenever Austin asks him about the PC strategy game he's playing this week, I find myself tuning out.
The Technomancer
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(07-15-2017, 01:33 AM)
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The cold open on this podcast is incredible
Incandenza
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(07-15-2017, 02:47 AM)
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Originally Posted by The Technomancer

The cold open on this podcast is incredible

"I have goopsbumps right now"
Lijik
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(07-15-2017, 02:55 AM)
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Originally Posted by The Technomancer

The cold open on this podcast is incredible

for some reason Overcast isnt pulling the ep for me, so I finally just decided to listen to it off a browser and im so glad i did. Im floored
LurkerPrime
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(07-15-2017, 03:11 AM)
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So Waypoint Radio is hosted on acast.com now? I only noticed the switch because my RSS feed's view history got reset.

Kinda hilarious it's named Vice Gaming's New Podcast there.


Edit: Wait, is the RSS feed strictly for streaming the Woopcast through that other site now? (For those sick dynamic ads.) No way to download an mp3 from there? What an awful change...
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spiritfox
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(07-15-2017, 04:11 AM)
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Is the podcast not up yet?

Edit: the RSS isn't updated.
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tchocky
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(07-15-2017, 04:21 AM)
The video version of the podcast is worth watching to see Patrick wanting to die during the incredible opening.

https://www.twitch.tv/videos/159106056
Jintor
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(07-17-2017, 09:10 AM)
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dani's asmr voice at the beginning there was very, uh, asmr.
Antiwhippy
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(07-18-2017, 12:32 AM)
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Man, I was hoping for austin to be in to talk about EVO. :<
HamPster PamPster
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(07-18-2017, 02:26 PM)
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I'm curious why Patrick hates how Kingdom Heart plays. Maybe he finds it too mashy?
Lindsaymv
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(07-18-2017, 02:43 PM)
I've only played Kingdom Hearts 1 but I kind of agree. I had a great time with it overall but lots of things about the combat irked me at the time. I'm sure they've improved as they went on and I want to pick up some of the remaster at some point but I get why Patrick might feel that way.
Jeffrey
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(07-18-2017, 03:11 PM)

Originally Posted by HamPster PamPster

I'm curious why Patrick hates how Kingdom Heart plays. Maybe he finds it too mashy?

For me the jump feels had. The weapon feels squishy and not great. The whiffle bat in the beginning of 2 is accurate.

Also having to cancel your combo because the final hit smacks enemies away is annoying lol.
convo
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(07-18-2017, 03:26 PM)
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Originally Posted by Lindsaymv

I've only played Kingdom Hearts 1 but I kind of agree. I had a great time with it overall but lots of things about the combat irked me at the time. I'm sure they've improved as they went on and I want to pick up some of the remaster at some point but I get why Patrick might feel that way.

Patrick should do interviews with KH speed runners to see what people find fun in the combat of these games. Because boy there's a whole new world of things i didn't know about and they can hold a conversation about the gameplay mechanics. The speed runners of these games probably have even less of an idea what the story of the games are than Patrick if he can even remember it being convoluted since they don't bother with cutscenes anymore. I have completly drained the story out of my head and it couldn't matter less with my enjoyment of these games nowadays. I think several mods on Gaf could write an article about the KH combat system and its various forms.
LurkerPrime
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(07-20-2017, 07:05 AM)
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Man... Five boats! FIVE!!

PUB keeps shocking me with every video.


And major props to the producer on that same PUB vid. The boat music, and its timing, was incredible stuff. Straight outta Final Fantasy.
bigkrev
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(07-21-2017, 05:44 PM)
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Vice Sports apparently just laid off their whole staff

Stay safe everyone
Fancolors
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(07-21-2017, 06:48 PM)
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Man, I hope their Disney XD deal boosts their audience. Their YouTube channel viewcount is criminally low.
BUNTING1243
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(07-21-2017, 07:10 PM)
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Originally Posted by Fancolors

Man, I hope their Disney XD deal boosts their audience. Their YouTube channel viewcount is criminally low.

who?
mnz
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(07-21-2017, 07:18 PM)

Originally Posted by BUNTING1243

who?

http://www.neogaf.com/forum//showthread.php?t=1391967
kulapik
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(07-21-2017, 07:23 PM)
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Originally Posted by bigkrev

Vice Sports apparently just laid off their whole staff

Stay safe everyone

They're apparently pivoting towards video so I think Waypoint is safe in that matter
Mafro
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(07-22-2017, 12:20 AM)
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Mike Diver has been let go https://twitter.com/MikeDiver/status/888528871418601472
Catvoca
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(07-22-2017, 12:27 AM)
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Originally Posted by Mafro

Mike Diver has been let go https://twitter.com/MikeDiver/status/888528871418601472

Woah. I guess it makes sense. He was around before Austin even arrived at Vice and I never really felt like he fit into the vibe of the site.

Oh shit, I forgot there were a bunch of layoffs at Vice today. Always a bummer to see people go like that. Seems like it was very sudden too.
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xuchu
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(07-22-2017, 12:29 AM)
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Originally Posted by Mafro

Mike Diver has been let go https://twitter.com/MikeDiver/status/888528871418601472

That sucks :( looks like there's a lot of restructuring going on there.
The Technomancer
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(07-22-2017, 02:03 AM)
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Originally Posted by kulapik

They're apparently pivoting towards video so I think Waypoint is safe in that matter

I guess, but like part of why Austin left Giant Bomb was because he wanted to run a site that was about writing
MadLaughter
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(07-22-2017, 02:05 AM)
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One thing that kind of twists the knife a bit is that Mike Diver recommended Austin Walker to whoever was looking for an EiC, if I'm remembering the anecdote right.
spiritfox
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(07-22-2017, 04:08 AM)
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Oh man that sucks. I hope Mike manages to get a new job quickly.
BUNTING1243
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(07-22-2017, 04:29 AM)
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Originally Posted by mnz

http://www.neogaf.com/forum//showthread.php?t=1391967

oh weird

Originally Posted by Mafro

Mike Diver has been let go https://twitter.com/MikeDiver/status/888528871418601472

no matter how many good people are there vice is and will always be an absolutely horrible, twofaced company
Jintor
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(07-22-2017, 04:45 AM)
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this week's condiment war was amazing not just because of how fiercely it was fought but because it was apparently fought in ignorance of the next european splatfest which is mayo v ketchup
spiritfox
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(07-22-2017, 04:49 AM)
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Originally Posted by Jintor

this week's condiment war was amazing not just because of how fiercely it was fought but because it was apparently fought in ignorance of the next european splatfest which is mayo v ketchup

Wait, it was not because of the Splatfest? Wow.
Jintor
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(07-22-2017, 04:59 AM)
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it might have indirectly inspired alex's initial tweet that drew the battlelines on Waypoint but I don't think he mentioned it specifically so even though they were talking about splatoon 2 moments before it didn't actually have anything to do with it

nonetheless, that audio will surely be deployed as a weapon in the inevitable destruction to follow
Joeku
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(07-22-2017, 05:23 AM)
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Originally Posted by Jintor

this week's condiment war was amazing not just because of how fiercely it was fought but because it was apparently fought in ignorance of the next european splatfest which is mayo v ketchup

...This the is realest "both sides" shit. Fuck all of that.
TheBrainninja
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(07-22-2017, 05:27 AM)
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Originally Posted by Mafro

Mike Diver has been let go https://twitter.com/MikeDiver/status/888528871418601472

Oh no! I liked Mike! Especially since I think he was manning the helm before the Waypoint rebrand? Best of luck to him, hard time to be a writer.
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(07-22-2017, 05:28 AM)
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Originally Posted by Joeku

...This the is realest "both sides" shit. Fuck all of that.

splatfests are real and they are my friend
kulapik
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(07-22-2017, 11:25 AM)
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Seems like almost all the firings were outside of the US. Guess they want to focus on the main branch.
sheaaaa
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(07-22-2017, 06:06 PM)
Mike Diver wrote a lot of good stuff on Waypoint and as someone who couldn't care less for streams and personalities I think I'll be visiting the site a lot less.
Aarglefarg
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(07-23-2017, 02:28 PM)
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Sad news about Vice downsizing.

But I am so happy that The Awkward Steve Duology was mentioned on the podcast and that I bought it. I hadn't heard of it before. Here's their article: https://waypoint.vice.com/en_us/arti...he-smithsonian

A large part of the second part of the duology, Beach, was really sweet and even inspiring.
Catvoca
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(07-23-2017, 10:46 PM)
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Holy crap the condiment war was hilarious. Shit got heated so fast.
SatelliteOfLove
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(07-23-2017, 11:28 PM)
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Vinny shenanigans + Austin/Patrick Story Time + PUBG == Wonderment

edit: spoke too soon, IT GETS BETTER

Originally Posted by Mafro

Mike Diver has been let go https://twitter.com/MikeDiver/status/888528871418601472

Yeesh, Twitter Shitbirds out in force in that one.
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Salarians
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(07-24-2017, 06:47 PM)
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Originally Posted by Catvoca

Holy crap the condiment war was hilarious. Shit got heated so fast.

get the fuck off my show

this motherfucker

who are you
Anno
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(07-24-2017, 06:49 PM)
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Rob will end up being on the right side of history, though. Ketchup is such a bad condiment.

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