Shackcast Episode 060: Mrs. Elliot and The Village Persons

The Shackcast is back with a special guest appearance from a Shacker! Listen to all of our impressions from PAX West 2019.


Welcome to the Shackcast, the official Shacknews podcast of Shacknews. On the 60th episode of the Shackcast, Asif is joined by Blake, Ozzie, and Greg from the Shacknews staff as well as Shacker Landrosradick and overall swell guy Sexy Bill the Cameraman. We talked about everything we saw at PAX West 2019. Asif gushes over FFVII Remake and Greg pours cold water all over that hype train. Things get heated when Greg says he doesn't know who Missy Elliot is. We talk about a ton of other games too ranging from Skater XL, Luigi's Mansion, Link's Awakening, Shovel Knight Dig, Avengers, and much more. 

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Thanks to Tacos Chukis in Seattle, Washington for their unofficial sponsorship of this episode. and be sure to check out all of our PAX West 2019 coverage.


Asif Khan is the CEO and majority shareholder of Shacknews. He began his career in video game journalism as a freelancer in 2001 for Asif is a CPA and was formerly an investment adviser representative. After much success in his own personal investments, he retired from his day job in financial services and is currently focused on new private investments. His favorite PC game of all time is Duke Nukem 3D, and he is an unapologetic fan of most things Nintendo. Asif first frequented the Shack when it was sCary's Shugashack to find all things Quake. When he is not immersed in investments or gaming he is a purveyor of fine electronic music. Asif also has an irrational love of Cleveland sports.

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    September 7, 2019 9:00 AM

    Asif Khan posted a new article, Shackcast Episode 060: Mrs. Elliot and The Village Persons

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      September 7, 2019 9:12 AM

      Who's got the keys to the jeep?

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      September 7, 2019 2:25 PM

      Show starts with Blake criticising American Beauty for being too hammy.

      "Too straight out of drama club for me."

      "More ham than a... New York ham factory."

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      September 7, 2019 2:52 PM

      7min in, after talking about Kobe Bryant, Asif starts the show.

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      September 7, 2019 3:33 PM

      13min they start talking about Missy Elliott.

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        September 7, 2019 3:36 PM

        They also talk about the Seattle Convention center and apparently how it's their favorite convention center?

        🤷🏻‍♂️ I always thought it was super small and while it's located downtown, it's so close to the I-5 that the traffic on Pike is bad and there's barely any parking.

        It has a Taco Del Mar, tho.

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      September 7, 2019 3:44 PM

      24min Asif points out that the game is called Luigi's Mansion 3 yet the game takes place in a hotel.

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      September 7, 2019 3:54 PM

      35min Asif announces he will be reviewing Monkey Ball Banana Blitz on the Switch.

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      September 7, 2019 3:56 PM

      36min 50sec Asif talks about playing the Link's Awakening remake. He likes it a lot.

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      September 7, 2019 4:06 PM

      45min they talk about Snoop Dogg and weed.

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        September 7, 2019 4:09 PM

        49min 20sec Blake talks about his Buddy Christ water bottle. They talk a little bit about George Carlin.

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      September 7, 2019 4:11 PM

      about 52 minutes in, Asif starts the Worst Shacker Power Ranking

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        September 7, 2019 4:14 PM

        52min 26sec

        ASIF: I don't know who number three is. Umm... Number two is Wikus

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          September 7, 2019 4:25 PM

          Asif goes on to explain that I got a number two for using emojis in reply to a thread where shacker krym3 informs us that his mother died. For the record, here is my reply:


          but in the Shackcast at 53min

          ASIF: Our friend Sam lost his mom, uh, this last week. And he posted a thread about it. Wikus replied with emojis.
          ASIF: And like, they were weird! It wasn't just like a sad face. Fine. It was like, five emojis and one of them was like, the 'okay' symbol or something. It was weird.
          GREG: Oh is that the racist symbol?

          Okay uh, first off, the man with the briefcase I was legit sad to read the OP's announcement and didn't really have words that felt right at the time. So, I communicated with the three above emojis:

          1) 🙁 sadness
          2) 🤗 a hug
          3) ❤️ love you bro

          You claimed in the shackcast that I wasn't sad. I was clearly sad! You also claimed I used the 'okay' symbol. I clearly didn't!

          Please remove me from number two power ranking, Your Honor.

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        September 7, 2019 4:30 PM


        GREG: Who is A Mr. Bean? Do you guys know who that is?
        LANDROSRADICK: Yeah, AMRBean I see him on the Civilization Discord.
        GREG: Yeah I'd like to throw his hat in.
        ASIF: Okay, he's number three then.

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          September 7, 2019 4:34 PM

          54min 20sec

          ASIF: And Number One jorell kovin because you keep recreating your account every time we ban you! It's like, shit-poster whack-a-mole!
          (LAUGHS IN THE ROOM)
          ASIF: This fuckin' guy--this fuckin' guy! I created a monster when--the new Chatty with the delete function? Has created a loophole for banned shackers.
          GREG(?): Oh no!
          ASIF: You could just delete your account. And then recreate it. And you're un-banned! And then you're like, why did I get banned? And he replies to us! Why did this thread get nuked? Because you circumvented the ban!

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            September 7, 2019 5:25 PM

            hahahahaha, I thought that was what was happening but I wasn't sure.

            paging trapnsuit

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          September 10, 2019 6:11 AM

          Greg must be butt hurt from when I called out his Frontpage Shitpost. What a business! Charge people $1000 for bullcrap and make fun of your customers.

          I miss Gamefly...

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      September 7, 2019 4:38 PM

      57min Blake wants to put uh... Shaquile O'Neal on blast? Because he wanted someone to post an animation about one of his stories?

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      September 7, 2019 4:45 PM


      They talk about Witcher 3 on Switch.

      1hr 3min 30sec
      Greg doesn't like Witcher 3 because the combat mechanics are kinda tedious, the game is like "PLAY THIS WAY" and he doesn't want to play that way so the game is like "OKAY, WELL YOU'RE GONNA HAVE A BAD TIME".

      Wikus sidenote: Yeah, Greg. Game is overrated.

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        September 7, 2019 4:58 PM

        1hr 4min

        ASIF: I'm curious how many shackers will end up double-dipping. Because portable could be good for some--but I know like, the CrustaR's of the world are gonna be like,

        "It sucks! Switch is terrible! There's no way you should buy this!"

        (SOMEONE OFF MIC): CrustaR's posts are never that long!

        ASIF: Yeah. Yeah! He'll be like...

        lol, bad. :CrustaR

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        September 7, 2019 7:44 PM

        Game you don't like != "overrated"

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      September 7, 2019 5:07 PM

      1hr 9min they talk about skating games.

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      September 7, 2019 5:16 PM

      1hr 12min they talk about playing Gears 5 Horde mode

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      September 7, 2019 7:11 PM

      1hr 43min Asif talks about FF7 remake

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      September 7, 2019 7:23 PM

      1hr 49min

      LOL Asif is clearly out of touch and out of his mind.

      Earlier in the same conversation: "This is a brand new game."

      Later in the same conversation: "What?! They're gonna charge more than fifty bucks?!"

      Asif insists that sixty dollars will get you the entire Final Fantasy 7 game from start to finish, ie future installments will NOT be sixty dollar games.

      Asif, what are you smoking?

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        September 7, 2019 7:25 PM

        1hr 52min

        They make a comparison to Life is Strange, but that's

        A) a much smaller, cheaper game to make and
        B) Square Enix Europe. Square Japan DGAF about their European operations.

        Asif, it is going to be sixty dollars for each installment.

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          September 7, 2019 7:26 PM

          Btw, the wager, for the record, is ten tacos.

          Asif is going to owe Greg ten tacos.

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        September 7, 2019 7:30 PM

        I really wanted to believe... :(

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          September 7, 2019 7:32 PM

          It looks like the most expensive, lavish fuckin thing Square Japan has produced since ... well I guess since FF15.

          And uh, Square Japan made sure to charge money for every single tiny piece of FF15 from like seven different angles.

          If this game is only the Midgar segment, then the following segments are also going to be full-price games. Make no mistake.

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            September 7, 2019 7:49 PM

            Yeah, I ran into Sam at PAX West and she confirmed what Greg said. I can’t vote for this as GOTY because that price seems absurd.

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              September 7, 2019 7:57 PM

              Well March 2020 is a stacked month of multiple GOTY contenders so it's not like you'll be hurting for choices.

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                September 7, 2019 8:22 PM


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                  September 7, 2019 8:36 PM

                  Don't worry, there's a new Animal Crossing and that new Watch Dogs game coming out in March.

                  🤔 Also I feel like I'm forgetting something else.

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            September 11, 2019 12:27 PM

            I'm expecting the first to be $60 and if the remaining episodes aren't $60 then I expect each to be $30 or so, definitely not free though.

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        September 7, 2019 7:51 PM

        I love the play by play you're doing here. Now I feel like I don't even have to watch the shackcast lol

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      September 8, 2019 10:13 AM

      Lol loved Wikus' play by play, also that was a good fuckin time, really enjoyed it, thanks Asif!

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