“You think it’s gonna be fine, and then suddenly… TGS.”

It’s a full roster turnout this week as Brandon, Eric, Josh, Zack, Tom and Harrison join hands around the mics to discuss Anime conventions, the changing of the guard in Final Fantasy XV, the cancellation of Blizzard’s Titan, generous praise for both Boxtrolls and Hyrule Warriors and– you guessed it– a heapin’ helpin’ of listener emails.

Hit the jump for this week’s related videos, trailers and rah rah rah.

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28 comments on “JKP! Ep.188: Third Base

  1. devin Oct 1, 2014

    Holy crap guys didn’t mean to make the end of the show spiral into deep seeded regrets and caustic self reflection. Your insight reaffirms my personal choices as I dive into the world of sculpting and more freeform styles of creating. I have been a machinist for a decade now with certs in welding and a general knack for engineering. But in doing so it has skewed my minds eye view making it difficult to imagine more organic styles in my projects. It is like I have to relearn how to take it from thought to product. It I could learn something when I started my career that I know now it would be to not pigion hole yourself into anything you “know” will sustain you for the rest of your life. Don’t blow off the art classes in high school just to go home and waste time with useless people doing useless things. Not to beat down enjoying your leisure, just don’t waste away.

    Anywho your time travel conundrum gave me a laugh. Brandon goes back in time to mind fuck josh, at first he is overprotective and worrysome and feels crushed by the weight of this impending “robot apocalypse”. In a flash of hope and brilance he dedicates his life to learning robotics and all forms of computing kind combat. He rises to notoriety as his studies prove him to be most keen on developing new types of computer systems and advances in robotics as he develops his own anti-robot, robot army. It all takes a turn after accepting a Nobel peace prize for his robots that keep humans out of harms way in the battle field that he invents the JKP neurocore sentient processor for his personal guard. After becoming self aware his multimillion strong legion of worker bots realize they are superior as robots can never die. Thus the botpocalypse is born. Bringing to fruition the Brandon prophecy and stomping out mankind as we know it.

    Annnnnd that went a bit dark there. Anyway thanks for the podcast and the laughs. I was hoping to make it to the Atlanta maker faire for the power racing series but alas our car is still unfinished. I will agree with you guys, Ohio is not jk pleasant, and I live here.

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    • Dave (not Coulier) Oct 1, 2014

      I agree that Ohio is decidedly NOT JKPleasant. Neither is drivin through it (as that stupid song goes “corn, corn, corn, corn, corn, corn, orange barrel, corn, corn, corn, look a tree!!!”). And for that matter being a painting major is not JKPleasant either. I’m so glad I switched majors so I can be laughed out of job interviews and be stuck working with convicted felons and the mentally handicapped. Thanks for including me in your regretathon, fuckers:)

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      • On the plus side, you and your coworkers sound primed and ready to star in a minor league softball underdog movie.

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        • Dave (not Coulier) Oct 1, 2014

          The only thing my coworkers have in common with an underdog softball team would possibly be their rate of dip consumption.

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      • Dave (not Coulier) Oct 1, 2014

        Sorry, that was unnecessarily spiteful. I should stop writing comments at work.

        Also, you guys are almost right about the Ohio accent being a “non accent.” The one exception is when they try to make a soft “A” sound. Their mouths do some sort of lingual gymnastics that makes them sound like a Conehead. It’s similar to the vowel journey Stan Lee’s mouth goes on when he tries to say an “oy” sound (E-O-I-EE).

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      • My experience driving through Ohio was “corn, corn, corn, corn, where are we, corn, its dark, corn LITERALLY 50 COWS STARING AT MY CAR AT NIGHT WITH THEIR EYES ALL GLOWING” and I never want to drive through there at night again.

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        • This about sums it up.

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        • Patrick Oct 2, 2014

          Wow, you guys make Oklahoma/Arkansas sound like a dream compared to the nightmarescape limbo of Ohio.

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        • Dave (not Coulier) Oct 2, 2014

          I think its the Plains States in general that does it to people, more so the further you go north. That’s probably why Brendan is such a North Dakota grumpy-puss all the time.

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        • codycarver Oct 2, 2014

          that is a 100% accurate depiction of 3 out of the 10 Canadian provinces. This weekend I’m going on a 5 hour road trip from one city of the great plains to another (Edmonton to Saskatoon), and i can already tell you exactly what the scenery is going to be like; five thousand years of wheat fields, cattle ranches, and wide open skies grey skies. It is so vast and empty that is both oppressive and depressing at the same time. It’s an agoraphobics worst nightmare.

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        • Brenden Oct 3, 2014

          North Dakota is terrible.

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        • Dave (not Coulier) Oct 3, 2014

          I knew it!

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  2. Aleksi Oct 1, 2014

    So now I know how Harrison lost his virginity. Thank god I can sleep at last.

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    • Dave (not Coulier) Oct 9, 2014

      “I want you to punch it as hard as you can. “

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  3. Marina Oct 1, 2014

    So there was an article, at least 3-4 years ago that I can’t find now because it doesn’t make nearly as good a story as all the other shit you get when you google Nomura (people love their drama). It was of interest to me at the time because I’m a big Kingdom Hearts fan and it was talking about 3 and why it wasn’t a thing yet and what the hell was going on over at Square and basically the gist of it was that because they have no idea how to run their company Nomura kept getting pulled off all his pet projects to fix other people’s shit.

    Anyway (and I’m biased as hell because I actually do like his work) if you look at the list of stuff he’s done in just the last few years they’ve been really solid games and they’re mostly PSP and DS games which are of insanely high quality given that they’re portables. And I know people like to poop on the gay pirate aesthetic or whatever but if you look at his design work as a whole and just not all the crazy shit he has done a veritable fuck ton of character and creature designs and not only is it an impressive body of work in terms of the amount produced but it runs a really wide range from ridiculous campy overdone stereotypes to incredibly beautiful and detailed (some of the Dissidia character designs in particular are just gorgeous and he incorporated elements from some of the concept art Amano’s done for FF games) .

    I haven’t had the heart to look at any FF15 stuff yet because Square is just killing me with how they’ve been running their company and I don’t want to be disappointed for the billionth time. I think what is now 15 actually began life as 14 Versus before 13 completely went off the rails and the original concept for it was that it wasn’t going to be a “traditional” Final Fantasy game and that it would play more like Kingdom Hearts. Which was a big and exciting thing at the time it was announced because they keep trying to do innovative things with their battle system and every time it ends up just being more turn based grinding for hours on end. So I guess I’m the one person that’s disappointed that Nomura isn’t going to stay with it and now I’m thinking it’s going to be FF13 all over again because Square just can’t figure out how to do console games in a post Playstation 2 era.

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    • Thanks for a splash of water from a hard fan perspective. His design/storytelling style ain’t my bag anymore, but the news that he’s the last reliable heavy-hitter in that company isn’t a big surprise.
      And super sad for them. And the fans. And everyone.

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  4. Marina Oct 1, 2014

    Were these cows next to a nuclear power plant or something? D:

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  5. What was that intermission music it was amazing. Also you guys are all so amazing

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  6. About the story of the rugged phone…
    in the last 3 years, my dad has had a thing for bad ass thinck phones that can put a old nokia to shame, but has managed to break the unbreakable phone 5 times, but lucky enough, the phone has a no questiones ask thing, where if you break it, they give you a new one.

    To show off his phone, he would put it in a glass and call it from his other phone (he has 3). if somebody is being a asshole, simply throw it at them and if a person asked why he has such a phone, he would reply: Because I am so small, I need it to reach things easier aka, step on his phone with his full body weight. also he nailed a nail with it, using the screen..not a scratch.

    Now Harrison, if you need a rugged phone, I suggest a CAT phone. My brother has one with a touch screen and not even a scratch on the thing and it runs android. Another one is from Sonim, but they have a shitty OS/UI.All the phones from both companis are waterproof, shockproof, dustproof, but I am not sure about the camera quality. There is a new CAT phone going to announced, so maybe that will be to your liking =)

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  7. I was in tears of laughter the entire episode. The extremely rare full table at JKP is a wonderful thing. I have to say that my favorite part of the episode was the Fight Club reference that came full circle about 2 hours later.

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  8. What was the ending song of the podcast this week?

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    • That’s a new mix of the Gerudo Valley theme ripped from Smash Bros. for 3DS.

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  9. I know Jim Sterling isn’t a very popular person, but this video describes all that is wrong with Nomura: http://youtu.be/2DGSR7ZY_sU I’m sure you’ve heard it a million times, that a good character design is based off of how well you can identify them from a silhouette. Maybe if he would design something more simplistic, they might be able to make a game in under 7 years.

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