Hey Poor Podcast Episode 118: My Dinner With Pikachu


“This is why we fight, Charmander. It’s not so that we can win. It’s so that, for however brief a moment, we can inflict pain on a world that will not let us end.”

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On this week’s episode of the Hey Poor Podcast, an innocent discussion about Pikachu’s new found ability to speak English in Pokemon The Movie: I Choose You becomes a tale of nihilism, despair, and the fruitless belief that something good is coming. Because videogames! Join I “Detective Pikachu (English Dub)” Coleman, Nathan “Gigafarts” Terencio, and Jay “Archie Peglio” Petrequin as we dunk on Justice League, try and fail to get Neir: Automata’s garbage PC port to work, wish that Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon could be more fun than they are, and discuss the endless bitter saga of EA being terrible. All this and more, on the only podcast that features Pikachu asking of a cruel God: “Where is my blast? From whence comes my off again?”

Games/Films/Etc of the week: Justice League, Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, Steven Universe: Save The Light, Xenoblade Chronicles 2, Ayo: A Rain Tale, Final Fantasy XV Multiplayer DLC, Pokemon the Movie: I Choose You!, Rage Quest, Nier: Automata’s broken-ass PC port, Fallout: New Vegas

Audience Questions: humor that always works, non-controversial gaming opinions, favorite Thanksgiving food

The News: EA ruins Battlefront II and blames it on Pink Darth Vader, Paladins tries their hand at loot box badness, EA doesn’t think singleplayer games can succeed, Pokemon centers are coming to the US

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I. Coleman
I Coleman believes that videogames are the most important, most fascinating, and most potentially world-changing entertainment medium today. When not saying dorky, embarrassing crap like that, I is a game designer, science fiction author, and former reviews editor for the now-defunct GamerSyndrome.com with years of experience writing for and about games.

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