TSM Episode 82: The XY Factor

This selection provides us with what are perhaps the best starters in Pokemon history.

Generation VI has been announced. Excitement BUILDING!

Produced 2013.01.13

The lucky drawing takes place with a free game going to one lucky Lusipurr.com donator, with only six entrants eligible in the drawing! Also, SiliconNooB and Lusipurr note the continuing violent games controversy by violently expelling ‘Paradise Gas’.

9 comments on “TSM Episode 82: The XY Factor”

  1. The curious thing about reading length is that it makes the podcast variable
    (that is, it affects our news and the rest of it). Last week, we had a short reading (and we’ll have a shortish reading next week), but this week was quite long. Moreover, the last two weeks will also be very long.

    On the upside, this is probably a boon for those with long commutes–or, even those with short commutes, as they can listen to the podcast both going to work and on the way home.

    I’ve really enjoyed doing the readings (in fact, I think if anyone is ever going to do a movie of this book, I should be given the lead role), but I will also enjoy getting back to normal and having our news unbroken by a long series of Battaglian declamations, Reillean thunderings, and Levyite threats.

    I expect our listeners will feel the same way–but we can always point back to this fourteen-week long series and say, “Look! We did it! We read an ENTIRE BOOK!”

    I’m not really sure that this is an accomplishment, but it is certainly another first for a video game news podcast. Lusipurr.com: once again, leading the way forward.

  2. I’m planning on cutting each of the reading segments from the podcasts to make an audio book without all the drunken Australian rambling in between the chapters.

  3. Should the next gen Microsoft and Sony consoles be released around the same time, it will make for an interesting sales race. Just a quick glance at the recent releases for their current systems shows that the 360 is severely lacking in exclusive titles. If this continues, why would one buy a next gen Microsoft system? The way I see it is that the 360 only had a sales lead because it hit stores a full year in advance as well as had the built in “feature” know as the red ring of doubling sales.

    On a side note, I think GameStop has no clue what a sleeper hit is. Dishonored, Hitman Absolution, and Far Cry 3 are probably the last games one would call a sleeper hit.

  4. @James: At this point, the only reason to buy a Microsoft console is because one is an XBot, so firmly devoted to the system (peculiar in itself, given how recent its arrival is, and the awful nature of its parent company) that one cannot brook the notion of any thing else being better in any way.

    Xbox Foreverrrrrr durrrrr

  5. “Just a quick glance at the recent releases for their current systems shows that the 360 is severely lacking in exclusive titles. If this continues, why would one buy a next gen Microsoft system? The way I see it is that the 360 only had a sales lead because it hit stores a full year in advance as well as had the built in “feature” know as the red ring of doubling sales.”

    That rationale is just as applicable to the latter years of this current generation, and still fools are throwing good money after bad to replace multiple dead systems.

    The truth is that a large portion of Americans will buy the Microsoft console just because it is ‘Merican, in much the same way as Japanese gamers will invariably favour Sony and Nintendo.

    Moreover, many 360 owners are now as tied to the Microsoft infrastructure as their own self-worth is to their ‘achievement’ score…

  6. Yup, my Mass Effect Machine is now my Broken Nothing Machine because I have the trilogy on PS3. And my XBox has been broken for a very long time and I haven’t cared. It was busted when ME3 came out and I just played that on my friend’s machine.

    And I don’t know, SN. I was an achievement whore, but after realizing the PS3 was better, it was very easy for me to drop all those points and become a trophy tramp.

  7. @Ethos: Trophies are incomparably better than achievements, anyway!

  8. Fact. Would you rather have a pointless point counter like in Mario or awesome leveling up like in awesome RPGs?

  9. @Ethos: Levelling up is better because RPGs! Though I still think I should get an automatic level boost. Being L.6 sucks.

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