Gentlemen's Lunchtime Association

Like a book club, but with video games.

Episode 76 – Consultations with Clowns

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In which we discuss: Clowns, Donkey aligned characters, Socks the Cat Rocks the Hill, our favourite video games of the year, pornography statistics, clowns and more.

People who talked in this episode: Catsman, Rustyheadphones, Shinymissingno, Specs and Woolyshambler.

Timestamps:

  • Pre-intro bants – 00:00:00
  • Intro, general nonsense and Shiny’s conundrum – Who is Donkey? – 00:03:33
  • Socks the Cat Rocks the Hill (book-club game discussion) – 00:11:53
  • Games of the year – 00:27:20
  • Riddles of the Spinx (quiz) – 01:14:24
  • Pornhub statistics and general news – 01:35:54
  • Outro followed by nonsense – 01:52:12

Links to the news we discussed:

Here’s links to my reviews of Ring Fit Adventure and Urban Reign if anybody wants to watch them.

I’ve marked segments with various clown sound effects from video games. Guess all the clowns and win a Spoint!

It sounds as though our next book-club game will likely be Disco Elysium and we’ll probably put together a feature length episode discussing it.

Next episode will be recorded live from the city of a thousand tears (that’s eye tears and not claw tears).

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This episode was edited by Specs. Sorry, I didn’t tag it as a podcast and therefore it didn’t go out to itunes and various other podcast grabbers for the first couple of weeks after it had been uploaded.

 

A Visit From The Mechanic

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Non-Denominational Holiday Wishes from Gentlemen Discussing Vidya, Ladies’ Brunch Club and lunchtime.org.uk. Have a great winter season, everyone!

Written, recorded, voiced and art edited by Specs with help from ShinyMissingno. Special thanks to Catsman and the GLA Discord for the original Graham’s Car lore and further expansion of said lore.

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The majority of the sound effects in this recording were taken from the BBC Sound Effects Library and are being used under the RemArc license.

Episode 75 – Pokémon NO!

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I apologise to that one listener who doesn’t like Pokémon because we talk about Sword and Shield at length in this podcast. We also play Specs’ revamped quiz, discuss Shenmue 3 and Half Life: Alyx and strangely enough, we don’t talk about Fallout 76. I hope you all like the new intro theme.

People who talked in this episode: Specs, Shinymissingno, Woolyshambler, RSN_Bran and Mooglepies.

Timestamps:

  • 00:00:00 Intro
  • 00:02:29 Pokémon talk
  • 00:41:05 Quiz – Riddles of the Spink
  • 01:11:57 Shenmue 3 talk
  • 01:20:35 News including Sonic Movie, Half Life Alyx and Google Stadia
  • 01:32:48 Outro

Catsman wasn’t here so we didn’t talk about Socks the Cat. That means it’s still our book-club game. Watch our playthrough here. We also didn’t talk comments but we’ll do that again at some point.

No Spoints for guessing the segment marker sounds this time.

I don’t think that we’ll be recording in December so the next podcast is likely to be a live recording from Catsman’s house. I might put some nonsense out as a non-denominational holiday gift though.

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This episode was edited by Specs. Maybe multitrack editing isn’t so bad.

 

Specs’ Ring Fit Adventure Review

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Hello everyone! I’ve put a lot of effort into making a review of the recently released Ring Fit Adventure for the Nintendo Switch. Rather than just dump it into the void, I felt that I wanted to advertise it a bit and therefore I post it here as well as youtube in the hopes that someone still reads this blog and might give me a pity view.

What follows is really just a transcript of the above video but after the bulk of the text, I’ll also be writing some up to date impressions since I’ve played a little more since the video review was finalised.

Just a disclaimer: I bought this game myself (it wasn’t a review copy) and I have no affiliation with Nintendo or their partners; neither am I affiliated with any news media corporations. All footage in the video was either captured by me or taken from Nintendo’s pre-release footage of the game. Images in this article which are not of my own creation have source references where I believe them to be necessary.

I completed the entire game in an any% manner and at the time of publishing this review, I had finished about 4 of the New Game + worlds that unlock after the main adventure is completed. I haven’t read any reviews from professional games journalists, but given how much exercise is necessary to complete this game, I doubt any of them experienced as much of it as fully as I did.

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Episode 74 – Wherein Flying Monkeys Unionise

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We have a real treat for you with this one: Not only did I decide to do a multitrack recording, leading to improved audio quality, but we also managed to get the voice of Mario from the popular video game series Super Mario Bros to do the intro for us!

People who talked in this episode: Specs, Catsman, Shinymissingno, Woolyshambler and Mooglepies.

Timestamps:

  • 00:00:00 Pre-intro bantz
  • 00:02:42 Intro
  • 00:03:21 Comments
  • 00:08:00 News – Including (but not limited to) Blizzard Controversy, Large File Sizes for games, Video game dev drama and an update on Fallout 76
  • 00:30:29 Quiz – Find the Fuckle
  • 00:41:11 Rituals in games
  • 00:48:42 DeviantArt roulette
  • 00:53:55 Book club game discussion: Liero and Soldat (sorry, video wasn’t saved from Twitch but we might play it again in future)
  • 01:01:52 Discussion of double foods
  • 01:05:15 Outro

I think this is the shortest podcast but it’s packed with content. I think it’s a really good one.

I’ve chopped up the segments with voice samples from a popular video game character. If you can tell me who it is then you will win the coveted prize of 1 Spoint.

Our next book club game for discussion will be Socks the Cat Rocks the Hill. We’ve already played it and it’s watchable here
We’ve been playing a lot of multiplayer stuff on Sundays recently so if you want to join us then please feel free.

 

Check out highlight videos and more at https://youtube.com/TheGLAStream 
Watch us stream at https://twitch.tv/thecatsman
Join our Discord at: https://discord.gg/uvV97rH

 

This episode was edited by Specs. Remember last time I did this that I said I wouldn’t multitrack record and edit again? What was I thinking‽

 

Please tell us which version of Sonic CD’s music you think is better.

Next book club game: Socks the Cat Rocks the Hill

This game has recently come to our attention and we feel that it should be played as a book club game. You can find it at archive.org.

This was developed for the SNES and Megadrive but wasn’t released until recently when a prototype was found and made available. Many political figures are caricatured throughout as Socks the Cat tries to warn the Clintons about a nuclear threat.

Click here to watch the recording of the stream I made of me playing the game.

We’ve just recorded podcast episode 74 and I plan to have it released within the week.

As always, you can join our discord at https://discord.gg/uvV97rH
Check us out on youtube at https://www.youtube.com/user/TheGLASTREAM
And watch us on Twitch at https://twitch.tv/thecatsman

GDV Episode 73 – Tom Cruise’s Middle Tooth

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In a very business focused episode of GDV, we talk news, fan comments, licensed video games and Quake. We also find the time for a quiz show and a discussion of Tom Cruise’s anatomy.

People who talked in this episode: Specs, Catsman, Mike (formerly of GYP fame), Woolyshambler and Mooglepies.

Timestamps:

  • 00:00:00 Pre-intro bantz
  • 00:03:06 Intro
  • 00:03:50 Comments
  • 00:07:35 News – Including, but not limited to: TF2 hat economy, GTA online casino, Donkey Kong MDMA
  • 00:17:08 Licensed video games
  • 00:53:09 Quiz – Riddles of the Spink Reboot
  • 01:11:02 Book Club Game Discussion – Quake (Here’s my playthrough of it)
  • 01:46:32 End and Outro

I’ve chopped up the segments with various game sound effects. If you can tell me what they all are in order then you will win the coveted prize of 1 Spoint.

Our next book club game for discussion will be Liero. We’ve already played it and it’s watchable here
We’ve been playing a lot of multiplayer stuff on Sundays recently so if you want to join us then please feel free.

 

Check out highlight videos and more at https://youtube.com/TheGLAStream 
Watch us stream at https://twitch.tv/thecatsman
Join our Discord at: https://discord.gg/uvV97rH

 

This episode was edited by Specs. Sorry for the lateness. We recorded a couple of months ago but then it didn’t get edited due to work/life commitments by me and Catsman.

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