“Honey, I think that we need to break up,” the distressed woman stated.
“What? Why?!” the woman’s girlfriend shouted at her.
The woman cautiously responded, “I feel like our chemistry is off somehow. Something just hasn’t felt right since this relationship started.”
Suddenly, the conversation between the two froze. A third woman appeared. She opened a menu in thin air, and began to hit options frantically. She pressed one final button, prompting a ball of ethereal light shot from the menu into the two dating women. The third woman closed the menu and disappeared as fast as she had materialized. The scene started where it left off.
The first woman rubbed her head, feeling out of sorts. She opened her eyes and looked at her girlfriend. She began to feel in a way that she had never felt before. She grabbed her girlfriend’s hand, seeing her for the first time in a new way.
“I don’t know what I was talking about. I love you. I’ve always felt special with you. I don’t want to live a life without you,” she professed to her girlfriend, smiling.
The girlfriend smiled right back at the woman. A giant stream of saliva dribbled out of her mouth and poured onto the ground. The woman furled her brow and quizzically considered what just happened. She had never seen her girlfriend do that before.
The scene froze again, and the third woman reappeared, She pulled the menu out of thin air a second time, feverishly punched some buttons. The balls of light materialized and shot into the two dating women. The woman and the menu both disappeared, and the scene proceeded for a second time.
The woman had no recollection of the spittle incident, just remembering smiling with her girlfriend after rescinding her initial desire to end their relationship. She went in to kiss her girlfriend. As she planted her lips onto her girlfriend’s, her girlfriend’s lips felt wooden and stiff. The girlfriend barely moved her lips, yet still felt the passion that the woman had admitted to feeling. The scene paused for a third time.
Unlike real life situations, games in the current era have the ability to be adjusted and fixed to be a more complete experience. But how does that influence the initial playing of the game? Does updating a game give it a completely different ending feel compared to games of previous generations? That’s the question we posed to ourselves this week, ever-curious about the inner workings of gaming. We covered a multitude of games, such as Anthem, Ape Out, WarGroove, and more. Lastly, we took your comments and poll results and wrapped them up in a nice Sword Chomp sub...with a delicious side of some spicy mustard. Enjoy this incredibly fun and introspective episode!
Intros - 0:27
Sassy D Merch ad - 2:39
Margarita vs Margarita - 6:16
Game Patches - 12:25
Anthem - 1:00:04
WarGroove - 1:08:06
Apex Legends listener comments - 1:33:44
Polls - 2:03:38
Super Smash Brothers Ultimate - 2:11:43
Ape Out - 2:16:32
Wrap-up - 2:35:00
Recorded March 8, 2019