TSM Episode 618: Defamation and Slander

WE WILL ALWAYS USE THIS PICTURE WE WILL NEVER USE ANY OTHER PICTURE THIS IS THE ONLY PICTURE FOR CHRISTMAS
Pokemon Christmas, every year. Every single year. WITHOUT EXCEPTION.

Download Link: Released 2020.12.28

Akademician and SiliconNooB settle down for a winter evening’s podcast, with sundry observations on select news, commentary on Christmas holiday gaming, and a stern rebuke to CERTAIN READERS who would dare to slight The Day Tonight’s journalistic principles.

7 comments

  1. First of all, you are correct in your presumptions about my state so I may have had some delusions when commenting. While I was at least 95% convinced the author had played the game, my remaining suspicion was because if I remember correctly the review was not supposed to be for Pikmin, Pikmin Again, or Still More Pikmin, but for Pikmin New Play Control.

    I have heard your arguments in support of Ethos, his journalistic integrity, the quality of the content on The Day Tonight, and I’ve always held Ethos’ writing in high regard, so I wish to retract my earlier aspersion. Besides, I’ve never played Pikmin so I wouldn’t really know.

  2. @Tanzenmatt: The review (and associated screenshots) are indeed for Pikmin on the Wii, for apart from the controls and widescreen adaptation, the game is otherwise unmodified. This is indicated at the bottom of the post in the ‘Platform Reviewed’ section.

    I will leave it to Ethos to determine whether or not your apology is sufficiently grovelling. There may be additional acts of recompense necessary, such as shaving your head, wearing sackcloth, or public statments intended to humiliate and debase you so as to mortify the overweening sense of pride that led to this deeply distressing incident.

    But we hope that, in a spirit of Christmas forgiveness, we can all move on from this lamentable moment and, if not forgive, at least repress the strongly negative emotional reaction.

  3. I’ve debased myself by admittion temporary inebriation, by beer, brandy, bourbon & benedictine.

  4. I never felt like an apology was necessary in the first place, but now that one has been offered, I feel overcome with greed and a desire for a large platter of apologies!

    Or was that a large platter of perogies?

  5. @SN: Thank you for that trenchant and concise judgement!

    @Ethos: Apologies taste better!

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