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Audio home of The Jimquisition, featuring its lovely little podcast, Podquisition - starring Jim Sterling, Laura Kate, and Conrad Zimmerman!

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Audio home of The Jimquisition, featuring its lovely little podcast, Podquisition - starring Jim Sterling, Laura Kate, and Conrad Zimmerman!

    Podquisition 423: Fake Meat Metrics

    Podquisition 423: Fake Meat Metrics

    Welcome to your home for the hottest reviews of imitation beef.

    Games we played this week include:
    Dead Space (2:20)
    Hi-Fi Rush (27:00)
    Forspoken (45:00)

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    News things talked about in this episode:
    Ubisoft Paris workers perform strike action, plan more (1:00:55)
    https://www.axios.com/2023/01/30/ubisoft-workers-strike-paris

    Xbox exec claims Last of Us TV success means FTC should leave merger alone (1:02:20)
    https://kotaku.com/last-us-tv-xbox-activision-blizzard-acquisition-sony-1850051036

    All three console manufacturers expected to pass on E3 show (1:08:15)
    https://www.ign.com/articles/xbox-nintendo-sony-skipping-e3-2023

    Run-up to Sony VR2 launch doesn’t seem to be going well (1:14:40)
    https://kotaku.com/playstation-vr2-price-preorder-sony-ps5-virtual-reality-1850052811

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    Find Laura at LauraKBuzz on Twitter, Twitch, YouTube, and Patreon. All her content goes on LauraKBuzz.com, and you can catch Access-Ability on YouTube every Friday.

    Follow Conrad at ConradZimmerman on Twitter and check out his Patreon (patreon.com/fistshark). You can also peruse his anti-capitalist propaganda at pinfultruth.com.

    • 1 hr 24 min
    The Trashgirl Diaries: Hat Of Paradise

    The Trashgirl Diaries: Hat Of Paradise

    A brand new show comes to the Jimquisition Podcast Outlet! Our lovely Trashgirls Stephanie and Elsa try to stick to the script as they discuss everything around the topic they set out to discuss. Collector's editions, sausage boxing, Dragon Age, and the beloved Stranger of Paradise hat... what more could you want?

    • 53 min
    Podquisition 422: Freakin' Dragons

    Podquisition 422: Freakin' Dragons

    We’re seeing them.

    Games we played this week include:
    Forspoken (7:45)
    Cyberpunk 2077 (33:10)
    Hyper Meteor (46:10)
    Zipper (47:10)
    Theatrhythm Curtain Call (53:00)

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    News things talked about in this episode:
    Yves Guillmot tried to walk back “ball is in your court” comment to workers (1:01:45)
    https://kotaku.com/ubisoft-assassin-s-creed-mirage-far-cry-delay-canceled-1850001343

    Ubisoft Paris workers will be striking (1:02:50)
    https://www.eurogamer.net/ubisoft-paris-unions-call-for-strike-on-friday

    Games industry layoffs are brutal (1:04:05)
    https://www.gamesindustry.biz/unity-lays-off-nearly-300
    https://kotaku.com/microsoft-layoff-xbox-343-halo-bethesda-coalition-1850002600

    Study finds self-regulation is inconsistent at labeling games with loot boxes (1:15:15)
    https://osf.io/asbcg/

    Workers at Activision-Blizzard studio Proletariat drop bid to unionize following CEO pressure (1:20:55)
    https://www.gamesindustry.biz/proletariat-unionization-vote-request-dropped

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    Find Laura at LauraKBuzz on Twitter, Twitch, YouTube, and Patreon. All her content goes on LauraKBuzz.com, and you can catch Access-Ability on YouTube every Friday.

    Follow Conrad at ConradZimmerman on Twitter and check out his Patreon (patreon.com/fistshark). You can also peruse his anti-capitalist propaganda at pinfultruth.com.

    • 1 hr 30 min
    Podquisition 421: Your Choice of Crabs

    Podquisition 421: Your Choice of Crabs

    One option seems less desirable.

    Games we played this week include:
    Melatonin (5:00)
    Hades (10:40)
    Cyberpunk 2077 (19:45)
    Omaze (38:40)
    Demon Quest 85 (41:35)
    Chibi-Robo! (45:25)
    A Short Hike (51:10)
    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (46:50)

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    News things talked about in this episode:
    Ubisoft delays Skull & Bones again and ends development on three unannounced games (1:05:35)
    https://www.gameinformer.com/2023/01/11/ubisoft-cancels-three-unannounced-games-skull-and-bones-delayed-again

    Beyond Good & Evil 2 allegedly still in development despite other cuts at Ubisoft (1:09:50)
    https://www.eurogamer.net/beyond-good-evil-2-still-in-development-ubisoft-insists

    Ubisoft stock plummets, Yves pressures staff to take responsibility (1:13:40)
    https://kotaku.com/ubisoft-skull-bones-delay-assassins-creed-far-cry-cuts-1849975925

    Workers being called to strike at Ubisoft Paris (1:15:25)
    https://twitter.com/SolInfoJeuVideo/status/1615263954955116546

    Activision acquisition now coming under fire from Google, Nvidia (1:18:55)
    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2023-01-12/google-nvidia-express-concerns-to-ftc-about-microsoft-s-activision-deal

    The EU has their own antitrust concerns about Microsoft acquiring ABK (1:20:15)
    https://www.reuters.com/technology/microsoft-faces-eu-antitrust-warning-over-activision-deal-sources-2023-01-16/

    The Bored Ape game is hilariously convoluted and bad (1:22:00)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7LiVBCZ69Q

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    Find Laura at LauraKBuzz on Twitter, Twitch, YouTube, and Patreon. All her content goes on LauraKBuzz.com, and you can catch Access-Ability on YouTube every Friday.

    Follow Conrad at ConradZimmerman on Twitter and check out his Patreon (patreon.com/fistshark). You can also peruse his anti-capitalist propaganda at pinfultruth.com.

    • 1 hr 36 min
    Podquisition 420: There Goes Tokyo

    Podquisition 420: There Goes Tokyo

    Go go go Zilla.

    Games we played this week include:
    Satisfactory (11:20)
    Flipper Lifter (14:00)
    Echoic Memory (16:20)
    Chained Echoes (19:00)
    Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem (30:45)
    Baba Files His Taxes (35:15)
    Hades (36:40)
    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (46:50)

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    News things talked about in this episode:
    Sony announces an accessibility controller (57:15)
    https://blog.playstation.com/2023/01/04/introducing-project-leonardo-for-playstation-5-a-highly-customizable-accessibility-controller-kit/

    Majora’s Mask devs used in-game dialogue to express unhappiness about crunch (1:03:45)
    https://www.eurogamer.net/majoras-masks-most-infamous-line-is-actually-all-about-crunch

    Microsoft didn’t mean to file claim FTC lawsuit was unconstitutional (1:05:30)
    https://www.eurogamer.net/microsoft-admits-unconstitutional-ftc-lawsuit-claim-was-a-mistake

    Vampire Survivors dev talks about how their mobile version happened (1:17:40)
    https://www.vg247.com/vampire-survivors-developer-talks-mobile-port

    Bloober Team won’t be touching the plot in their Silent Hill 2 remake (1:13:35)
    https://www.dreadxp.com/interview/bringing-the-fear-interview-with-anna-jasinska-from-bloober-team/

    The Last of Us television series seems to be a critical darling (1:16:15)
    https://www.rottentomatoes.com/tv/the_last_of_us/s01/reviews

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    Buy official Jimquisition merchandise from the Jimporium at thejimporium.com

    Find Laura at LauraKBuzz on Twitter, Twitch, YouTube, and Patreon. All her content goes on LauraKBuzz.com, and you can catch Access-Ability on YouTube every Friday.

    Follow Conrad at ConradZimmerman on Twitter and check out his Patreon (patreon.com/fistshark). You can also peruse his anti-capitalist propaganda at pinfultruth.com.

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Podquisition 419: Medical Surprises

    Podquisition 419: Medical Surprises

    Fun with bodies.

    Games we played this week include:
    Pick, Pack, Pup (15:30)
    Lost Your Marbles (18:00)
    Tamagotchi Pix Party (22:30)
    Satisfactory (31:55)
    Super Lesbian Animal RPG (37:15)
    Lil’ Gator Game (41:25)
    Spelunky 2 (50:45)
    Dragon’s Dogma (52:30)

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    News things talked about in this episode:
    Zenimax QA union formally recognized by Microsoft (53:45)
    https://www.eurogamer.net/microsoft-recognises-300-person-zenimax-testers-union

    Microsoft’s responds to FTC suit attempting to block ABK acquisition (59:30)
    https://www.eurogamer.net/microsoft-claims-ftcs-lawsuit-against-activision-blizzard-buyout-is-unconstitutional

    Square Enix dropping Bravely Default live service game, reiterates all-in position on blockchain (1:13:20)
    https://www.hd.square-enix.com/eng/news/2023/html/a_new_years_letter_from_the_president_3.html

    Yuji Naka formally indicted on charges of insider trading (1:17:40)
    https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/yuji-naka-indicted-in-square-enix-insider-trading-case/

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    Buy official Jimquisition merchandise from the Jimporium at thejimporium.com

    Find Laura at LauraKBuzz on Twitter, Twitch, YouTube, and Patreon. All her content goes on LauraKBuzz.com, and you can catch Access-Ability on YouTube every Friday.

    Follow Conrad at ConradZimmerman on Twitter and check out his Patreon (patreon.com/fistshark). You can also peruse his anti-capitalist propaganda at pinfultruth.com.

    • 1 hr 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
358 Ratings

358 Ratings

samuelg96 ,

Keeps it real

It’s the weekly goods
Thanks Jim, Laura + Conrad!

open minded Dr ,

I like it but…

Has become repetitive.

Greavs01 ,

Lost its way

This used to be my favourite podcast but I can’t get through an episode now. Laura is the only one with a real interest in games. Conrad never plays anything and rarely has anything meaningful to contribute, the show needs a 3rd host who actually plays games. The “who’s played what” section is more often than not Laura simply talking what she has played with no interaction from her cohosts. It’s lost it’s spark, and needs a major overhaul to bring it back to form. I never thought I’d stop listening (I had previously gone back and listened to their full back catalogue I liked it so much) - it just isn’t the show it used to be. Steph, Laura it’s time to get your heads together and sort this mess out. You had plenty of temp hosts when Gavin left that could have filled his slot permanently, maybe revisit some of those. Or Laura, it might be time to go your own way!

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