STAR WARS NEEDS WOMEN? - Dude Soup Podcast #118

Dude Soup: STAR WARS NEEDS WOMEN? - Dude Soup Podcast #118

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Star Wars Battlefront II debuts a stunning new trailer. But where the blonde womens at? Plus we also discuss:
2:23 - Robert Yang using VR as a platform against homophobia
15:40 - Battlefront 2 Trailer, female protagonists, Star Wars
36:10 - April the Giraffe's world famous birthing video
43:20 - Feather Eyebrows: The Newest Trend in Eyebrow Fashion
47:30 - Charlize Theron to Vin Diesel: "Kiss Off!"


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  • booksds FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Book Whisperer

    4 days ago

    I thought it was a bit funny that you used the example of "Lord of the Rings is based on WWII," since Tolkien actually talked a bit about that in the foreword. He basically said that if it actually was about WWII it would probably have some more blatant symbolism, but that he was going for a general feeling rather than "This is supposed to be this specific thing."

  • KingR2088 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    5 days ago

    I wonder how many people caught the Naked Gun reference. 

  • Wulfram FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 days ago

    Something important to note is that the guy who wrote Spec Ops:The Line is writing the story for Battlefront 2, so I'm kind of expecting some sort of thing like James talked about where they get you so bought into achieving your objectives that you forget that you're playing as "the bad guys", or showing the entire scenario from a different point of view and getting you into it that you actually do view the Rebels or the New Republic as corrupt and discordant and destroying the order and peace that the Empire brought to the galaxy. Something that turns the idea of "Rebels good, Empire Bad" on its head.

    • Wulfram FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 days ago

      Oh, they bring this up. Im dumb for not waiting until the end of the podcast for commenting.

    • DavidtheWavid FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 days ago

      @Wulfram Nah, I do it all the time and then delete my entire comment then get downvoted. Or just end up with 4 separate comments in one. And get downvoted.

  • Giztacular FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 days ago

    WTF why is Elyse showing so much feet. Wow I didn't know she was such a slut.

    (Pls guys it's just a prank don't call the cops.)

  • stardust24 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 days ago

    Oh boy the YT comments / likes are going to be embarrassing.  The only reason why I don't like the click bait titles (I personally find them really funny) is that there's too many dumb people that take them too seriously.

  • ilati FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold ilati

    6 days ago

    Titanfall2 launched next to  battlefield and suffered for it. (in Australia) at least the price of titanfall dropped in games sales at all the major chains to as low as $40 - this was the main reason i purchased the game and it was well worth the $40 maybe even better then battlefield in some ways.


    Point is. Bruce is Right. people unsure about the game after the last one will risk it as a lower price point and if its up against Call of duty. a $40 battlefront game will always beat a $60 call of duty game. 


    wont happen though..... 

  • YazzPott FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 days ago

    Did James dye his hair, I feel like its wayyy darker in the last few videos.

  • kcramthun FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 days ago

    I hope there weren't problems with the Post Show, we need to decide what to name our son, the giraffe. 
    I vote we call him Chauncey 3.

  • FastRefleksX FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 days ago

    Post-show???

  • FistOfFiori FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 days ago

    Battlefront: They don't want to fragment the community so maps and modes won't be DLC. I guess DLC will be a) Cosmetic stuff and b) boosters/top-ups for pick-ups like the shields you can use.

  • clouddy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 days ago

    Disney isn't pushing an agenda lmao, they are using the current flavor of public affinity towards a activist movement to sell more tickets.

  • Milo_WN FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Secretly a Wizard

    6 days ago

    What happened to the Post-Show?

  • NextChamp FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 days ago

    Is it wrong to assume VR is just dead (or dying)?


    I always assumed of it as a fad like 3D TV's. Yeah they were everywhere at first but apart from a few YouTubers I don't see many use VR anymore. But then again it could just be me. I don't know; I always saw this as a niche thing and to assume it was gonna blow up in popularity outside of people in the industry was probably a foolish idea.

    • SMPure-Paradise FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 days ago

      Its nowhere near dead. Its a first generation product so those that have them are enthusiasts. 

      The next big push for VR will be for normal consumers and you can see that push already with PSVR which sold a fuckton for such a niche product. 

    • YazzPott FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 days ago

      I'm not sure if thats a good qualifier. The Wii sold a fuck tonne too, but where are motion controls? Fads come and go.

  • ninjacake FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Senzu Bean!!!

    6 days ago

    Is that a John Cena doll in the top left shelf? Much like the real John Cena I can't quite see it clearly.

  • FreeTrial2electricboogaloo

    6 days ago

    Have you guys tried to contact Robert Yang to get him on the podcast? I think Bruce was right it would be very interesting to hear everything he has to say about his art. 

  • RT_Fullmetal FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 days ago

    I really love Elyse's hair in this

    • machetesquad FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 days ago

      Elyse's fashion is on point! One of the highlights of non-gameplays is what she's rocking. I just hope one of the Funhaus dudes will take a page out of Gus's book and give the T's a break some days.

  • Stunning FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold An Ancient Demon, Awoken

    6 days ago

    I loved Jyn Erso in Rogue One and suspect that I won't have any issue with the stormtrooper in Battlefront, but I still don't like how powerful Rey was made out to be as a character--like she's almost flawless. She can fly the Millennium Falcon with no issue, can repair it when damaged, and only moments after realizing she's a force sensitive, she can do Jedi mind tricks and successfully wield a lightsaber. I am hoping this was just flawed writing, but I feel it could easily be an attempt to show off "girl power" or whatever. And that's my gripe with Disney. Luke, by comparison, could shoot a photon in a small hole without looking.  

    • jestbre FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold waffle

      6 days ago

      Yeah, she's almost as flawless as Luke was 

    • mbg209 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      5 days ago

      The term you're looking for is a Mary Sue. Rey was a terribly executed character and a lot of people felt that way. Unfortunately on the internet, people don't exactly know how to equivocate that opinion without coming off as hating her for being a female (though undoubtedly there were people that did). 

      I loved Jyn because everything she did action-wise could be explained by her past. That's how it should be done.

  • woard FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 days ago

    Talking only about the games, I feel like this guy might have a bit of a persecution complex. That's not to say he isn't being or hasn't been persecuted, but it really doesn't matter if the stuff in his games are men and men or any other combination of people, they are a bit weird.  Also if he really doesn't want straight people to play his games, well discrimination is discrimination regardless of who it is against.

  • coralblue_ FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 days ago

    I think the problem with female protagonists in modern day blockbusters and video games is that people will just accept characters who are mediocre just because they're not white guys which ultimately brings those mediums down. I'm also not saying there aren't female protags who aren't well written and that every white male character is perfect.

    • cmitts93 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Gay Robot

      6 days ago

      Damn...did you just go triple negative on everybody? 

  • Bennetas FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 days ago

    I am not gay myself, but art is opinion and you can't force that art onto people so by trying to make a VR game that is super gay is honestly almost pointless since people will just avoid buying it if they don't want it. You'll most likely never see adds for the game and word of mouth will be the only way to know it exists. Also I never heard of this guy or really the game until Funhaus played it.

  • cmitts93 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Gay Robot

    6 days ago

    I wonder if the guys/Elyse have played either of the Knights of the Old Republic games.  A lot of those questions (are the Jedi good, is the force an entity with its own agenda, what is balance in the force, etc,) have been explored there to a certain extent which is one of the things I really enjoyed about them. 

    • jfernandez FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 days ago

      IMO that was one of my favorite parts of the first KOTOR. Almost every conversation with Jolee Bindo was an interesting switching of expectations and questioning of the nature of good and evil. Love it! :)

    • cmitts93 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Gay Robot

      6 days ago

      @jfernandez

      Agreed, it was interesting to see a character with an entirely different perspective than the usual black and white you see portrayed when it comes to the force.  Now I really want to go back and play those games XD


      Also, not sure if you've played the second at all but Adam talking about Luke seeing the force as an almost manipulative entity that he wanted no part of anymore really reminded me of Kreia, just not quite on the extreme that she took it to.  As flawed as KotOR 2 is, it really had some unique ideas for the Star Wars universe that were fun to see played around with. 

    • jfernandez FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 days ago

      Man now you are making me want to play both of them again. :'P


      But yeah I agree Krei's approach to the force was something I had never seen before and even with the MC of the game being living proof of someone living completely severed from the force which most people see as the source of life and all that jazz. (I think, its been a while since I have played 2) but itd be interesting to see Luke starting to follow a similar way of thinking.


      I don't know if you have ever read the extended universe stuff on Revan's life after the game but it seemed to wrestle a lot with similar concepts of looking at the force in a different way and approaching life without the lens of good and evil. Kinda sad it did not come up to often again but would love to see it at least touched on in the last jedi.

    • cmitts93 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Gay Robot

      6 days ago

      @jfernandez

      You can get them for a pretty decent price on Steam last time I looked ;)


      Yeah from what I remember the Exile was cut off from the force by the Jedi as a punishment for going to war (another pretty messed up thing that puts the "good guy" Jedi in a gray area) and then starts to redevelop their abilities.


      I haven't read the actual books but I've done enough summary reading and the like to get the gist of it.  Revan's always been one of my favorite SW characters though without a doubt.  I'm kind of a sucker for anti-hero characters who use whatever tools are at hand to get things done and he fit that description for me. 

    • jfernandez FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 days ago

      @cmitts93


      I've got them both on steam xD I am holding out hope for KOTOR Apeiron though.


      I COULD NOT agree more. Revan was literally what sucked me into the Star Wars universe. His story and (if you so choosed) his romance with Bastilla despite what the rules of the Jedi. He is like Anakin... but reversed.. and deep and well developed xD Sorry Annie

  • YodatheHobbit FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 days ago

    Movement watches are magic. They instantly materialize on the wears arms!

  • catzalive FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 days ago

    love the star wars discourse  caboose

  • GreyGhost9036 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Angry Beaver

    1 week ago

    Im of the opinion that if you add a certain gender or race just to say we added a certain race or gender then you really arent helping the issue. It makes the issue worse because now people of certain races or genders are only getting roles because of their specific gender or race. All i care about when i watch a movie is whether or not they are a good actor. Thats just me im an asian american if this helps add or detract from the movie. 

  • stealthsoup FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    #THEGREYJEDI FORESHADOWING

  • stealthsoup FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    That neckbeard has NO idea how many men make female avatars in all sorts of games. Statistics don't lie, but according to statistics, statistics don't mean shit. So maybe they do lie. So shit, but not shit. Strong women are HAWT, nuff said. Probably too much was said.


    Here's a lil more something that's probably nothing too. Luv you.

  • Astarties FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    As awesome as this new Battlefront looks, and as legitimately fun (if a bit flawed) as the last one was, is it too much to ask that some resources get allocated for a story-focused Star Wars action/adventure game or RPG? I know they're still doing The Old Republic, but MMOs were never my thing (and I tried to make it work for that game). Not even really asking for something on the scale of KotOR (though that would be appreciated), something as big as Jedi Knight or Republic Commando would be great, just focus more on storytelling.

    • ApolloAlThor FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold ApolloAlThor

      6 days ago

      Amy Hennig(Uncharted 1-3 writer) is making that game my friend, she's working with the studio that made the Dead Space games.

    • Astarties FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 days ago

      I know, but it's not scheduled for release until 2018. They've already been working on it for close to 2 years at this point.

    • mbg209 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      5 days ago

      If you feel like being sad for a little bit, look up the footage and concept art for the Darth Maul solo game that was axed. When it comes to Star Wars games it seems like all one can do is dream about what could have been.

  • wickedsnakes FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    its confirmed, James is perfect in every way :) 

  • tjellis FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    Elyse doesn't need to worry about her feet.  Her haircut is AMAZING

  • INoScopedJFK FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    Not hating but you guys just did a movie podcast where you were against whitewashing in movies. Yet now you laugh at people being mad about a female Stormtrooper, who were transitionally male. Do you see how that can seem a bit hypocritical? Personally I don't care if she is female or male, just like I don't care what race someone is who is playing a part. Yet I found this blind spot in you guys view interesting and was wondering if you see it/had an answer to it.

    • RedAscendant16 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 week ago

      Wasn't that a big problem people had with there being a black stormtrooper too?

      I don't really think they were necessarily against whitewashing in movies, just that there are instances where it doesn't matter and where it just isn't appropriate. Besides, I feel like changing the gender of a character and having a character be a completely different race is often viewed differently. For example, the current Marvel Comic's Thor being a female vs Scarlett Johansson in Ghost in the Shell.

      I don't know, maybe I just interpreted their opinions differently than you did, and that's fine. Just thought I'd put in my two cents

    • ImaBitch

      1 week ago

      when have stormtroopers been only male? they wear helmets you cant even tell.

    • stealthsoup FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 week ago

      I agree with Red. I don't think or feel like white washing and male vs female casting issues parallel very well. Men vs Womens plights are universal, but most of the world treats racial things on a country to country basis. I don't think this is a hole in their argument as much as it is another good question about the writing in the films we watch today. Supergirl worked quite well with a solid backstory, why can't we have a female Thor played by PiNK in an insane universal crossover? Sounds like a hell of a show to me.

    • INoScopedJFK FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 week ago

      ImaBitch It was established in extended lore, yes its been thrown out now but they also said the ghost in a shell movie wasn't cannon. 


      Stealthsoup Why do you think white washing is not the same as replacing a race? They are both just people born differently. I have no problem with amazing female heroes, gay heroes, trans heroes, black heroes or any type of hero. They are all fictional played humans. I just think its somewhat hypocritical to say you are against/get "mad" about whitewashing but then laugh at people who are against/get "mad" about established male roles becoming women. I personally think they are equally dumb/ridiculous things to get mad/upset about.

    • Nrubilac FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 days ago

      I don't know why ImaBitch got downvoted, there are female stormtroopers in the new canon, there is no reason to be upset about it.

    • INoScopedJFK FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 days ago

      Nrubilac I don't know who downvoted him. It was not me. However if you are going to argue for a new cannon then that argument has to apply to things lie ghost in a shell that was a different cannon then the anime. The best argument is that it does not fucking matter its a work of fiction. However if you use that argument then its hypocritical to say whitewashing matters.


      The only time I think whitewashing or changing a gender should matter is if its a true story. For example changing MLK to a white man would be highly offensive, or Susan B. Anthony to a man ect... but for a work of fiction it just does not fucking matter they are all just fake people.

  • FuseUnison FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    If suddenly the draft became real again...I'd like to see how the FH crew would genuinely react to the situation...all joking aside.  

    You're drafted...(hypothetically)...now deal with it.


    • FuseUnison FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 week ago

      ...and I don't mean ("I'd move to Canada")answers, I mean REAL answers.

    • KloneTuul FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 week ago

      Well the draft is real in other countries like Denmark, where young men at the 18 recieve a letter and get a day where they visit a base and get tested both physically and mentally (weight, height, hearing, eyesight, medical problems, intelligence test) then and  if hey pass they draw a number if they draw within a certain group of numbers they get drafted. i didn't even get to draw a number i just got told to lose 20 kg if i wanted to reapply.

  • NeonOwl FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

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    Elyses arm cross after James said "I've never met a princess in my life" was perfect

  • Raezersedge FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    Did they do a post show this week? 

  • RedAscendant16 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    Scott Eastwood was in Fury for like two scenes, had maybe one line and then was killed immediately

  • RedAscendant16 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    How can Elyse's feet possibly compete with James' feet? His entire Instagram account is dedicated to them

  • TheRTV FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Round Peg in Square Hole

    1 week ago

    So I just started this and no disrespect to Elyse's feet, but her hair is rocking in this podcast. 

  • Mcy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    so i generally dont comment, but i feel i should, i love this podcast over any other.