Street Fighter (1994)

Pop some corn and grab a Bison Brand Soda™ for our conversation about the 1994 hit movie Street Fighter! “Hit movie?” I hear you ask, snide derision coloring your tone as you scrunch your nose at the notion. But, as we discuss in the episode, this movie made $100 million globally! And what a wild ride it is. Ming-Na Wen kicks some serious ass, Raul Julia chews some scenery, Jean-Claude Van Damme is on a ton of cocaine, and Kylie Minogue is a cutie patootie. There was so much to unpack with this movie, but we walked away with a greater appreciation for it than we’d expected to. We also announce the winner of our Hitman 3 giveaway, talk about The Batman for quite a bit, and Joey has a poop story you didn’t ask for and probably don’t want to hear!

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We’re on Twitter: @Losperman (Joey) and @bigbadron (Ron)

00:01:45: Hitman 3 giveaway winner! Congrats, Jeff!

00:05:15: Sony acquires Jade Raymond’s Haven Studios

00:08:23: CD Projekt Red announced a new installment in The Witcher series of games

00:19:00: Joey’s gross poop story

00:28:00: The Batman discussion [spoilers start now]

00:41:40: [End The Batman spoilers]

00:41:44: Paul’s still punking it up in Night City

00:46:55: Ron hasn’t been up to much

00:48:57: Joey finally finished Find Love or Die Trying and is continuing to plug away at Persona Q; he also started Persona 4 Arena ULTIMAX and has joined Tab in returning to Minecraft

00:56:10: Street Fighter (1994)! Our discussion is all over the place so timestamps seem… useless!

01:28:10: The Washington Post article:

01:53:25: Ming-Na Wen on Conan:

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Video Game Vacation Destinations

It’s spring break, party people, and we’re here to party it up by *checks notes* talking about video games and imagining what it would be like to go on actual vacations to fictional places! If you’ve listened with any regularity, you must surely realize now that we are sad people leading sad lives, so escape with us into fantastical landscapes as we do our best to find respite in the fantasy of beautiful seaside resorts, spacious castles, and sprawling metropolises. Virtually see the sights! Delusionally savor the flavors! Take in every Chocobo chirp and Bob-omb blast in these magical, completely made-up locations with us, and send us your fantasy video game vacation destinations, too! We’d love to read them on the show. We also plug a couple of timely bundles (links below), talk about what we’ve been playing, and more.

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We’re on Twitter: @Losperman (Joey) and @bigbadron (Ron)

00:02:30: Details for our second ever official giveaway! Listen for how to enter a physical copy of Hitman 3 for PS5

00:07:30: The Bundle for Ukraine:

00:10:25: The Bundle of TTRPGs for Trans Rights in Texas: (@ 00:12:30, Joey is thinking of Questlandia)

00:14:24: New Mario Kart 8 DLC maps and Persona 4 Arena Ultimax are out this week

00:23:56: Yes, the PXLS gang is still playing Halo Infinite

00:27:35: Paul is still cruisin’ the mean streets of Night City with his chooms

00:28:48: Ron has been truckin’ along in American Truck Simulator and l33t haxxing in Quadrilateral Cowboy

00:37:00: Joey’s been finishing up Horizon Forbidden West

00:39:40: Video game vacation destinations! Featuring:

00:40:02: Galdin Quay (Final Fantasy XV)

00:45:40: The American Southwest (Red Dead Redemption 2)

00:53:47: The Citadel (Mass Effect)

01:00:05: The Queendom of Zeal (Chrono Trigger)

01:07:50: Night City (Cyberpunk 2077)

01:15:12: Toussaint (The Witcher 3)

01:20:00: Castle Dimitrescu (Resident Evil Village)

01:24:15: Los Santos (Grand Theft Auto V)

01:32:23: Iki Island (Ghost of Tsushima)

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The Baes that Got Away

As Rafiki says in The Lion King, “it is time.” We announce the winners to our first official giveaway! “Winners?” I hear you say with a puzzled look on your beautiful face. “But I remember clearly from last week’s episode that you used the singular to describe the number of winners there would be,” you point out. You are correct, dear listener, but there is a plot twist! Tab has generously donated a code to the pot, so we have two codes that we give away on this week’s episode! We would name the winners in the show notes here but we kind of want it to be a surprise for them. To everyone who entered, and especially those who wrote nice, supportive emails, thank you so much! It’s been so much fun giving away codes to a game we love. We have another giveaway to announce next week (for a physical PS5 game), so stay tuned for more info on that. As for this week’s show, Paul and Joey lament the fictional romances that were not to be on a little segment we’re calling The Baes that Got Away. What’s the shelf life on “bae,” anyway? Are we already not using it anymore? Regardless, we’re chatting about characters in games with some kind of romance element (Mass Effect, The Witcher 3, Stardew Valley, etc.) that we weren’t able to romance. We also talk about the Sony State of Play, Joey’s Lady D print, and more!

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We’re on Twitter: @Losperman (Joey) and @bigbadron (Ron)

00:07:04: Joey gets a wholesome print from Lady D herself, Helena Mankowska

00:12:30: Winners of the Horizon Forbidden West giveaway!

00:16:46: Happy MAR10 day!

00:17:26: Sony’s State of Play, including:

00:18:08: Trek to Yomi

00:20:27: Exoprimal

00:23:35: Forespoken

00:25:16: TMNT Cowabunga Collection

00:29:00: Valkyrie Elysium

00:33:17: Perso- ahem. JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure All Star Battle

00:40:43: The gang is still playing Halo Infinite

00:44:27: Paul has found love in Night City (Cyberpunk 2077)

00:44:55: Begin Cyberpunk 2077 side quest spoilers

00:58:26: End Cyberpunk 2077 spoilers

01:02:28: Begin romance spoilers for Cyberpunk 2077

01:08:17: End romance spoilers for Cyberpunk 2077

01:09:58: Joey has found more dino danger in Horizon Forbidden West

01:14:29: The Baes That Got Away!

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Horizon Forbidden West Fest

It’s our first big giveaway, babyyyyyy! Should we be as excited to give away a code as we are? I can’t answer that. The fact remains that we are, in fact, very excited. We’re usually the gamers trying to win codes, not the ones giving them away! But here we are, with a shiny new download code for Horizon Forbidden West (PS5/PS4), ready to send it along to a listener. We cover how you can enter in the episode, but don’t worry: you don’t have to like and subscribe and smash any bells. We would appreciate those things (well, except the bells – there are no bells here), but our goal with this giveaway is for it to be easy and equitable. And to share a game we love, which we talk all about in this episode! Talking points include faces, fun robo dino stuff, air, and much more. It’s more interesting than it sounds! We also briefly chat about the Pokémon Scarlet and Violet announcement and more!

Contact us:

We’re on Twitter: @Losperman (Joey) and @bigbadron (Ron)

00:06:00: Horizon Forbidden West code giveaway details

00:08:30: Pokémon Scarlet and Violet are announced for later this year

00:14:37: Joey finally gets his sparkly purple armor in Halo Infinite

00:17:04: Horizon Forbidden West!

01:08:36: Slight spoiler about a side quest

01:10:08: End slight spoiler

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