“First of all, I don't have a 'Wii'—a Nintendo Wii. I've got a 15-and-a-half-inch John Holmes sausage between my legs, but I don't have a Nintendo Wii. Actually, I don't have any gaming system whatsoever.”
True Capitalist Radio being gamers, and forums such as /v/ and Facepunch, video games have crept into the show in many forms.
Ghost has caught on to this himself, and has revealed he knows, or at least has gleaned, information about them, with varying accuracy. He was probably even a gamer in the past, greatly preferring the Sega Genesis to the Super Nintendo system. He has even attempted to get listeners interested in subjects by saying "I know we got a lot of gamers out there". He does however, think young children playing violent video games is a contributing factor to Junkyard America and after the Democrat victory in the 2018 midterm elections, he has started to promote the idea that video games should be heavily regulated and banned entirely from people under the age of 21, as well as autists and other people with mental/neurological/developmental disorders to stop mass shootings in America (the ones that aren't false flags).
The following is a list of games that have influenced, made major appearances on, or have been mentioned by Ghost on True Capitalist Radio.
Apparently, the last game Ghost played was the 2002 PC first-person shooter America's Army. With its right-wing, almost-propaganda level patriotism, it is no surprise to find Ghost greatly enjoyed it.
Ghost later elaborated in the second Saturday Night Troll Show, saying he loved the game up until "people found all kinds of exploits".
During one of Ghost's 2011 Christmas Eve episode, he commented that the IOS app Angry Birds is "the most ridiculous freakin' dumbass game I've ever seen in my life".
Arcade fighting games
Besides Street Fighter, Ghost has played a few arcade games with his son back in the 1990s, including Tekken 2 (mispronounced as Taken 2), Soul Edge, and a couple others, and enjoyed them.
Despite recommendations from Tzeki and other listeners, Ghost does not like Battletoads, and prefers Frogger instead.
After a very long time in development, MetroidJunkie released his fan project, made entirely in Unity: Capitalist Chaos: Freedom VS Fruitbowl. The plot of the game is that the Bureaucratic Machine has stolen all of Ghost's bottles of Johnnie Walker Black Label, and it's up to Ghost to retrieve all the bottles and bring down the Bureaucrats. Link: https://gamejolt.com/games/capitalistchaos/305937
InsaneEnergy has uploaded a series of playthroughs of the game.
During the February 28, 2012 edition of Radio Graffiti, someone played a piece of background music from the Castlevania game series. Ghost initially misunderstood it as "Mexican music", before realizing that it was actually from Castlevania, and yelling, "Throw the holy water, I love that sound!" as the music played. Later on, someone called in and asked Ghost which Castlevania was his favorite, to which he responded "the second one".
Ghost stated on 1/20/12 that Contra was a good game "back in the 8-bit days." A remix of it was played a few months prior, and Ghost enjoyed it. It appeared once again in a splice regarding Vietnam, again with Ghost's approval.
True Capitalist listener MetroidJunkie, runner up of TCR fan of the year and member of the True Capitalist Ring of Honor, made a modification for the 1993 video game DooM, which Ghost greatly approved of, mostly due to it being about him murdering bronies.
Five Nights At Freddy's
Not very well known in the TCR community, but it's title is "borrowed" by the trolls in order to make Ghost rage at Twitter names involving Pizzagate like "Five Nights At Podesta's", including a name referencing Milo Yiannopoulos that caused cans.wav.
During Radio Graffiti in Episode 463, someone played a splice involving Ghost getting taken to the Woodshed and Templeton getting shot by a troll character named "Bunny Ghost(ler)", causing Ghost to get pissed off.
Someone once called in during Radio Graffiti to play the animatronic screeching sound from the first game, but Ghost couldn't make it out due to the volume being so low.
Ghost has occasionally brought up Fortnite as an example of how Millennials are wasting their lives playing video games and collecting welfare, instead of working, being politically active, finding a significant other and raising a family or doing something else worthwhile with their lives.
Ghost: The Game
A fan-made game made in RPG Maker by SomeShyGuy, Ghost: The Game puts the player in the hooves of Ghost (He is in Brony form in this game) as he tries to reclaim his Melting Pot of Friendship from black people. Two sequels, Ghost The Game 2: Goofy's Revenge and Ghost the Game 3: How the Capitalist Stole Christmas were also made as well. SomeShyGuy occasionally called in to the show to advertise the game and inform Ghost of its progress. The game is available for free to download.
Grand Theft Auto
Grand Theft Auto is a series of video games made by Rockstar Games, notable for its controversal themes. Many references to it have been made on the broadcast, but most famously is a Twitter name 'GhostInGTA5' which Ghost replied with "well... I don't know."
Ghost retweeted a tweet by Rockstar Games apparently 'thanking' him and other people for reasons still unknown (the majority of those mentioned were GTA-related YouTubers, creating even more confusion as to what Ghost is doing in that list). Even though the show was on hiatus, it was possible that it would become a satirical talk show featured on a radio channel in the game (rumored to be 'Blaine County Talk Radio'). Ghost himself followed Rockstar Games for a while, furthering this claim, yet he never discussed it actively on the broadcast, and told off a caller asking him personally if he would be in the game during Radio Graffiti. Ghost confirmed that he had been shouted out during a Paltalk chat, but refused to explain whether this was for an upcoming game or not. On Saturday Night Show Episode 41 Ghost said that he could neither confirm or deny his involvement in Grand Theft Auto V.
Upon the game's release, of which many TCR listeners purchased and played right away, it was found that there was no reference to Ghost whatsoever - and that 'Blaine County Talk Radio' is instead hosted by a character the complete opposite of Ghost's beliefs; a Liberal, alien conspiracy believing, tinfoil hat-wearing lunatic. However, there is graffiti resembling Ghost's skull avatar scattered around Los Santos.
Ghost expressed some distaste for "immersive online games" such as the Online mode of Grand Theft Auto V, GTA Online, as said in the Saturday Night Troll Show Episode 2, saying that games should go back to a more "competitive" multiplayer experience, as opposed to the "first-person immersive crap" plaguing the industry today.
On the topic of GTA, people trolled Ghost with Big Smoke-like calls from December 2016 to January 2017. These calls caused good deals of rage before getting retired after they became too common.
Mass Effect Andromeda
A game released in early 2017 by EA, Mass Effect Andromeda was panned upon release for its poor animation, specifically facial animations. Ghost did a Saturday Night Troll Show where he covered it in the first hour, even bringing up events such as Gamergate that could've caused this game's shoddy release to occur.
Ghost claims his favorite video game of all time was the original Metal Gear for the NES.
A caller once tried to imitate one of Solid Snakes lines from Metal Gear Solid during Radio Graffiti. Ghost was able to recognize the voice and asked: "Was that Solid Snake from Metal Gear Solid?"
Ghost recently expressed his disappointment that the re-release of the NES did not include Metal Gear.
Ghost expressed disgust with Metal Gear: Survive, asking if zombies is seriously what the Metal Gear franchise has devolved into.
Ghost expressed some level of interest in the retro Nintendo gaming system that came out in November 2016 with classic games on it. He expressed disdain for Nintendo discontinuing the NES Classic console on Saturday Night Troll Show episode #7.
Ghost had a segment on the second Saturday Night Troll Show dedicated to talking about the Nintendo Switch and gaming in general. Ghost felt that first-person immersive games were taking away from the competitive nature of old games like Mario Kart. Following the Vault 7 Wikileaks data dump, Ghost expressed his disgust with the Nintendo Switch's various hardware failures upon launch, stating that companies don't beta test internally any more, rather they release products to the consumer for them to beta test. On the Saturday Night Troll Show 7, one of the main points of discussion was that the Switch had outsold both the PS4 and the Xbox One in the month of March 2017.
During a Q&A session in Capitalist Episode 564, Ghost commented on the Nintendo Labo, a construction toy and peripheral for the Switch which allows users to build and program accessories from cardboard, by questioning whether there was any "Jewish blood in the upper echelons of the Nintendo corporate structure", or whether the Japanese are "part-Jewish", because Nintendo was selling cardboard for $60 to $80 a pop.
Since Pac-Man is a well-known arcade classic that's been ported to every video game system out there, Ghost has most likely played it sometime in his life or at least heard of it, mainly because he recognized it when Disco Waffle played a splice of Ghost chasing after Pac-Man and getting eaten in November 2016.
A TCR fangame based on Pac-Man that features Ghost's wife called Mrs. GHOSTMAN has been created by J-Man Capitalist. He posted a GIF of himself playing the game on an arcade controller during the 2/10/2020 Forum Shoutouts, to Ghost's shock and dismay.
During one Cluster Call on January 3, 2012's episode, he said "Aperture Science" to drown out a failtroll, which is a reference to where the game takes place. It's unknown if he played it or quoted it.
However, there were a couple Portal splices and quotes used on the show to troll Ghost, one of which he mistook GLaDOS for "Stephen Hawking's main squeeze."
Pokémon-related trolling on Ghost's show dates back to the True Conservative Radio days. It was one of the first video game fandoms to troll Ghost. He sometimes got "trolled" by Mudkip-related trolls from 4chan raids, and him mocking the Mudkip meme by going "OH! IT'S THE MUDKIPS!" when they watched anime. During the original run on True Capitalist Radio, it spawned some decent calls, such as Asho Ketchum, voiced by Rina-chan, and "Melting Pot of Driftveil", a remix of the song Driftveil City from Pokémon Black and White caused Ghost to rage at first. Due to overuse from the same person who created the remix, it didn't generate a reaction anywhere near it did. On some pre-Return Cluster Calls, Ghost can be heard saying "Mudkips."
Ghost had a fairly apathetic reaction to Pokémon prior to July 2016; however, once the trend of people playing Pokémon GO started, he began getting extremely angry with players of the game, calling it the stupidest thing he's ever seen, and that anyone who played it was a loser, saying they should go out into the street when MACK trucks are passing and get run over playing it.
He was also critical of the fact that Pokemon GO is supposedly a backdoor into your personal information. This point was furthered following the Vault 7 Wikileaks data dump, saying Pokemon GO was an example of the government stealing your personal information and people fell for it.
Around the same time Pokémon GO was released, it spawned a short-lived chain-call trolling of the Bicycle theme from Pokémon Red and Blue. Much like the "Melting Pot of Driftveil" example above and the Daniel Bryan Splices, it was overused to the point where Ghost outright hung up on people attempting to play it.
Ghost occasionally refers to hambones with the loving nickname "Snorlax", a reference to Pokemon. For example, he uses the term multiple times on Saturday Night Show Episode 9. It's likely that Ghost picked this nomenclature up from his trolls.
In the early days of the post-return era, some trolls called in during Radio Graffiti with splices of Ghost playing Who's That Pokémon and usually getting it wrong.
Ghost has stated in a recent episode that he bought a Sega Saturn, but got burned on it. He's stated for a while that the last console he ever bought was the Sega Dreamcast, saying that he bought games ranging from Sonic to Tony Hawk, and even still owns his Dreamcast today. Recently, he did mention that he played it "until it just didn't play anymore", implying the system broke from overuse (likely due to its laser burning out, a common problem that affects Dreamcasts after overuse). He did express some disappointment that he bought the system back in 1999 for $350, and then Sega up and stopped making games for it.
The 'Sanic Themesong' is spammed occasionally on True Capitalist Radio, since a large quantity of it's newer listeners originate from 4chan boards /b/ and /v/, where this meme takes root from, out of Sonic the Hedgehog.
Ghost has said that while he enjoyed Sonic on the Sega Genesis, and owned a Sonic game on the Dreamcast (likely Sonic Adventure), he has high amounts of disdain for people who draw porn and the fandom.
Ghost hasn't acknowledged the rest of the Soul series including the now better-known sequels released under the Soulcalibur name, and likely doesn't know that they exist, as they weren't out at the time that Ghost was frequenting arcades.
Street Fighterfailtrolls. He states his favorite character is Ryu, and apparently hates Mortal Kombat, but thinks that Scorpion is a Street Fighter character. He also claims to have liked 'that one Army guy', likely Guile, yet also citing 'he was a ripoff of Ken anyway.'
Ghost stated that Street Fighter II is his favorite game in the series and that he is considering buying an actual arcade machine for his office.
Super Mario Bros.
Ghost recognizes some music from the Super Mario Bros. series of video games, and claims that Super Mario Bros. 2 was "A pretty good game", but that it has gone downhill since then. He also enjoyed Super Mario Bros. 3, as his reaction to a remix stated otherwise.
Ghost sometimes had Engineer play the Game Over music from the first Super Mario Bros. when someone did a failed attempt at trolling during pre-revival shows.
Ghost has responded to a few callers doing Mario impressions, saying one of them was lame and responding positively to another caller later on.
In response to a caller making a Skyrim reference on Episode 194, Ghost said that he would rather play Super Mario Bros. 2 for 10 hours than play Skyrim.
On 11/29/17, a caller played a splice of Ghost raping Luigi, disgusting Ghost to the point of cans.wav.
Super Nintendo Entertainment System
As mentioned before, Ghost thinks the Super Nintendo "sucked the chrome off a '57 Chevy Bumper." He did not like the console, preferring the Sega Genesis over it, and "stopped buying Nintendo consoles altogether."
Team Fortress 2capitalist brony Gabe Newell. Ghost has, unsurprisingly, never played it which is most certainly why he has never understood the large number of 'Engineer is a Spy' jokes that have often been directed at him by callers. This phrase turned out to be strangely prophetic when Engineer started taking over from Ghost at opportune moments in late 2011.
On 1/20/12, a caller challenged Ghost to a game of Team Fortress 2. He replied "Thank you for the good sentiments, but unfortunately I don't really like that game."
It turns out that Ghost didn't actually know what it was and only played his usual xenophobic card on this caller. A month later during a Paltalk chat, multiple Capitalist Army members inquired Ghost about getting a Steam account and learning to play the game, which the community cherishes greatly. Ghost expressed interest after someone told him about 'getting to kill many people' and there being 'lots of stereotypes'. Needless to say, Ghost's budding interest in the game fell apart due to a lack of time for playing video games, and a falling out with his fanbase due to the hiatus of the broadcast between May 2012 and November 2015. He has also revealed in March 2017 that he still hasn't gotten Steam, and recent events putting him at odds with the TCR Steam community make this even more unlikely.
Quite a few Garry's Mod (Gmod) and Source Filmmaker videos have been made regarding Ghost and his broadcast. He was not amused at these videos, some of which have amassed thousands of views, by putting him up as an angry Engineer (with the Pyro playing TCR's respective Engineer) taking calls and raging.
On the 2nd episode of the Troll Show, trolls chain called Ghost with the Scout from TF2 spamming "need a dispenser here", causing him to go nuts. The calls also continued on in the next SNTS episode. J-Man Capitalist spliced Ghost in with some TF2 characters in one of his signature "smexual" splices during Troll Show #7, and it was one of the most baffling splices Ghost says he ever heard in his life. Someone mentioned the dispenser troll in a call during The Ghost Show Episode 2, making Ghost somewhat irate as he remembered when he was chain-called with it. Ironically enough, someone did play the audio clip of Scout requesting a dispenser, much to Ghost's annoyance.
Ghost referenced the "surprise buttsecks" meme in Ghost Show Episode 24, to which trolls immediately made splices and remixes of.
Since November 2020, many have seen bots in TF2 servers with Ghost's avatar along with links to his DLive and Twitter accounts. Ghost has denied allegations of making the bots.
The Elder Scrolls
Due to the popularity of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim in late 2011, the show's listeners were brimming with references in late 2011 and early 2012. Callers told Ghost about 'Occupy Whiterun' and dragon shouted at him, and there was a rise in references in the Twitter Shoutouts, such as ArgonianGhost. He got angry at the latter, and eventually claimed to have played it, calling it a "stupid game" and hating it for its "ridiculous unfounded unrealistic nonsense". He was also heavily exposed to the 'arrow to the knee' meme, and thinks that it is unfunny, to say the least.
When asked on Episode 194 if he had played it, he said he had, and that it was a stupid game.
True Capitalist Radio: Revival
True Capitalist Radio: Revival is a fan-made RPG Maker game made by Plecostomus1138 in December 2015. It was made in anticipation for Ghost's return, which occurred 3 months later than expected. The game was inspired by SomeShyGuy's Ghost: The Game, however, Ghost is more in character to his actual self. The plot involves Ghost embarking on a journey to stop Ghetto Capitalist's evil scheme. On the way, he is accompanied by The Engineer, his granny, and Goofy Bone.
Undertale became regularly discussed in the show shortly after 2016 MaskedPony Incident when Teutonic Plague was accused of being a fan of the game. Ghost associated the game with Hentai and cartoon porn, becoming immediately concerned if he had another "sick freak" following him. Ultimately, Teutonic was able to convince Ghost that he wasn't an Undertale fan, and also aggressively defended himself against a troll who accused him of liking both Undertale and Anime. Later on G called on the show defending Teutonic from the harassment saying Undertale was a decent game. Ghost was disgusted to hear this, went into a massive rage, and banned G from the show temporarily. G explained himself later, and Ghost accepted him back as a serious caller.
Ghost finds VRChat rather odd, having said this after someone asked about his opinion on it in Episode 529. He found it odd mainly because that it had people using avatars of characters from various forms of pop culture media. Shortly after this, there were a few trolls that used the Ugandan Knuckles meme that spawned from the game to annoy him, including a splice by the African Booty Scratcher in which Ghost plays the game and encounters a horde of the Knuckles. During Radio Graffiti in Episode 533, someone played a song based off of the meme, causing Ghost to rage over the fact that someone actually made a song about it.
Ghost Let's Plays?
During a recent episode, Ghost discussed getting back into gaming, and maybe even posting them on Youtube with his commentary over them. The reason being that he had been watching PewDiePie and wondering how people watch his content, but then contemplated if he himself should become a Let's Player, saying if people seriously wanted to watch this stuff, that he should capitalist off of it. This was met with massive positive response by fans and Troll Terrorists alike, although a caller called in and told Ghost not to do it because it's a time sink, and he doesn't have time for that. He left it at "I'm considering it, I'm leaving it up to the people".
This may not happen after the recent demonetization and censorship of various youtubers and their videos, of which Ghost has been highly critical of. The prospect of a Youtube channel is not off the table however, as he's stated that if he's ever doxed, he could just create a Youtube channel and go viral.
Ghost once again considered this, but as opposed to Let's Plays, he considered making a streaming channel on Youtube or some other service after he played some games such as Michael Jackson's Moonwalker in the Inner Circle Chatroom. Ghost made a ghost.report editorial on the matter, questioning the format and if the people would tune in.
Ghost has floated the idea of a gaming stream on Saturdays to replace the Saturday Night Troll Show since the end of The Break, however recently on Episode 590, when reporting on a story that ESPN would air an E-Sports tournament during prime-time, Ghost stated that he had considered the idea of a gaming stream, but decided against it in the end, and said that the majority of gamers are fat losers, thus shooting down the idea of any future gaming streams or videos. This was further emphasized on Episode 638, when Ghost launched into a rant about how Video Games need to be regulated just like Pornography is, with him advocating the banning of sale of Video Games to anyone under the age of 21, or anyone with a mental condition such as Autism.
Following the start of The Ghost Show however, Ghost has begune entertaining the idea again, claiming he's building a "badass gaming PC" and will start training hard, going so far as to say he would whoop popular e-celebrities and pro players at these games, calling out people such as Ninja and DarkSydePhil.
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