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Episode 140

The Indoor Kids

Hot Lap with Malik Forte

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The Indoor Kids #140: Hot Lap with Malik Forte

Today Kumail and Emily welcome Malik Forte, the brand new games editor for Nerdist.com! We’re also joined by Matthew Burnside for a discussion of XBox One games, SXSW, movies that are uncomfortable to watch with your parents, the Street Fighter movie, and much more.

The Polygon essay by Chris Plante about the Street Fighter movie: http://www.polygon.com/features/2014/3/10/5451014/street-fighter-the-movie-what-went-wrong

GAMES:
Titanfall, Nidhogg, Tales From The Borderlands, The Wolf Among Us, Mario Kart, Uncharted, Infamous: Second Son, Call of Duty, Gears of War 3, Gears of War: Judgement, Saint’s Row IV, Towerfall, Rayman, Battlefield 4, Dark Souls II, Dark Souls, Demon Souls, Ninja Gaiden, NBA 2K14, South Park: The Stick of Truth, Final Fantasy 7, Bravely Default, Threes, Street Fighter: The Movie: The Game
MOVIES:
Veronica Mars, The Hobbit, Jerry McGuire, Nation Lampoon’s European Vacation, Sleepwalkers, Grand Budapest Hotel, Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Street Fighter, JCVD
TV:
True Detective, House of Cards, Orange Is The New Black, Portlandia, Flower Deranger
BOOKS:
The Bible
MUSIC:
Kylie Minogue

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11 comments

  • Hey guys, I am a huge fan of Dark Souls 2 but I would actually not recommend you buy it if you don’t have a lot of time to play. The campaign is like 40+ hours and consistently difficult. It takes a LONG time to get good enough. I quit Demons Souls and Dark Souls 1 half way through because I was overwhelmed. They claim Dark Souls 2 is more accessible but it really isn’t.

  • Titanfall is the first proper entry into the next gen contest and it looks like an amazing one. Xbox should now sell a hell of a lot of Xbox Ones as it’s bundled with it now.

    Plus that article about the Street Fighter movie is fascinating. It’s interesting to finally read what was going on behind the scenes to make that movie as bad as it was. I remember wondering why there weren’t many of the special moves in the movie.

    @Alec I think Kumail may be saying kumite which refers to a martial arts tournament like in the Mortal Kombat movie or in the awesome Jean Claude Van Damme movie Blood Sport.

    Thanks guys, it was a great show as usual.

  • Dark Souls isn’t *that* bad. It’s hard, but if you can beat Ninja Gaiden you’ll be fine with it.

    It can be hard to get used to at first because the combat is different. It’s sort of like Punch-Out! If you dive in and go on the offensive you’ll tire yourself out and get killed in two seconds. You need to be more deliberate and tactical. You need to stay on the defensive then get your shots in when an enemy whiffs an attack.

    It also doesn’t do the best job of explaining its systems, which makes it more inaccessible than it has to be. Like how certain weapons work best with certain stats, or how it’s super important to upgrade your weapons. But if you read up on the mechanics beforehand you’ll have an easier time of it.

  • One of the things I love about the South Park game is that on top of the funny South Park references it is also full of often very inside gaming jokes.

    Also, link to the dog rolling down a hill video pls? For some reason it is not tagged under “Movies” in the episode description :P

  • Great episode guys – the new game editor seems like a cool guy. And special thanks for bringing that article about the Street Fighter movie to our attention – fascinating read about a combination of my two favourite subjects – massage parlours and JCVD’s sex life, I mean, video games and movies!

  • Did i hear you guys right ? i think you said that the South park game developer is Oblivion ? actually its Obsidian. Its easy to get the two confused not only are they 2 long ish word starting with OB and ending in N and have 4 syllables each but Obsidian is a games studio that made Fallout New vegas, which was a sequel to Fallout 4 which was made by Bethedsa which in turn made a game called Oblivion – the elder scrolls game before Skyrim.