This week on Jump Kick Punch, Brandon, Josh, and Zack engage each other in a series of conversations covering a startling range of sophisticated and intellectual topics in the world of modern video games. Lawsuits! Feminism! Racism! Orgyism! Yes, all the bases are covered in this highly philosophical podcast, so you’d best ready your thinking caps and smoking jackets. Oh, and SPOILER WARNING if you haven’t played Metroid: Other M and are planning on it! TOTALLY SERIOUS on that one.
0:00:57 – Someone at Sprint is probably going to get sued for their new commercial that more than slightly resembles Tom’s favorite game franchise…
0:07:42 – Portal is now “recommended reading” at a major college, which leads to a discussion about other games that might make for welcome additions to a variety of courses and curriculums
0:29:10 – MAJOR SPOILERS for Metroid: Other M abound in a discussion about some new character developments for Samus Aran, which leads into a discussion about the presentation and development of female protagonists in games across the board
0:46:41 – Regarding those MAJOR SPOILERS, our boys discuss the differences (and token preferences) between Japanese developers and American developers when approaching both gameplay and narrative experiences
0:57:15 – Intermission!
0:57:51 – Someone out there in the internet thinks that a PAX Prime orgy would be a wonderful idea! You might think that they are either incorrect or gross, but the answer is that they are both
1:09:05 – Capcom has promised to never make another racist game, and it’s all because of Resident Evil 5! That’s pretty cute, the way they totally overlook their other borderline-racist games…
1:25:47 – A new Telltale game is coming? And it’s a crossover? With WHICH four franchises? What in the fuck?
1:40:18 – Listener emails! First comes a letter from Lee, inquiring about our thoughts on the rumored PSP Phone…
1:56:05 – Andrew writes in to ask if we have any interesting or funny stories about our bosses or coworkers! Sure, okay. We didn’t like our jobs anyway.