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Guestcast 02 – Ready Taylor One

READY TAYLOR ONE: With D. Bethel out for the week so Shakespeare can get paid, Andrew recruits friend-of-the-show, Taylor Katcher, to talk about the recent Steven Spielberg sci-fi film, Ready Player One. RELATED EPISODES: Episode 29 – Guitar Mode: Where Andrew discussed his experience reading Ernest Cline’s debut novel, Ready Player One. Episode 42 – Unology: Where D. and Andrew talk about the announcement of Spielberg taking on directorial duties of the cinematic adaptation of Ready Player One. Episode 110…

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Episode 110 – A Taylor [ , ] For All Intents and Purposes

WEEK IN GEEK: Andrew attends Geek Girl Con 2016 and relays some of his experience to the show while Dan gets freaked the eff out while playing INSIDE, the latest from Playdead, makers of LIMBO. OLD SEGMENT UPDATE: Back in Shortcast 14, Andrew and Dan discussed a fairly quiet lawsuit that Dungeons & Dragons and Magic: The Gathering publisher, Wizards of the Coast, was confronting with regard to the employment and compensation status of its Magic: The Gathering judges. Andrew did some digging and gives…

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Five Years [ , ] For All Intents and Purposes

We’re taking a quick minute to take notice that today––March 29th––is the five year anniversary of the show’s first episode. For five years this show has proudly never missed an update. Sure, to accommodate that we created formats like the Shortcast, Guestcast, and even an honest-to-god clip show––but we’ve always brought you weekly audio as your reliable 14th source for nerdy and geeky news and discussion. During this time, we tried out a lot of things––not the least of which…

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Guestcast 03 – Muted Police Action

A TAYLORED EXPERIENCE: With D. Bethel locked behind closed doors to grade the work of his beloved students, friend-of-the-show Taylor Katcher has graciously stepped in to help Andrew in his hour of need. Together, they run the gamut of nerdy topics, from Super Smash Bros. to Betrayal Legacy to Civilization VI on the iPhone to the most recent DC/CW crossover event, “Elseworlds.” RELEVANT EPISODES: Guestcast 02 – Ready Taylor One: Taylor’s last appearance on the last Guestcast. Also, in the…

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Shortcast 75 – Llamas on the Beach

WEEK IN GEEK: Andrew plays Charterstone by Stonemaier Games, a new take on the “legacy” board game style while D. Bethel is moved by the new Halloween. Below is the image D. Bethel mentioned in the episode where Jamie Lee Curtis comforts her character from the new Halloween. RELEVANT EPISODES: Episode 87 – Thunder and Lighting (11 Mar. 2016): Where Andrew first discussed the “legacy” game style when talking with Jesse Megagames about Pandemic Legacy. Shortcast 43 – The #…

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Shortcast 64 – The Humming Incident

IT’S A PANDEMIC PARTY: Andrew and D. Bethel bring on friend-of-the-show and all-star contributor to the site, Taylor Katcher, to discuss Andrew and Taylor’s full playthrough of Pandemic Legacy: Season 2 RELATED EPISODES: Episode 87 – Thunder and Lightning: Where Jesse Megagame talked about Pandemic Legacy with Andrew and D. Shortcast 43 – The # Age: Where Andrew talked about playing the Legacy-like Gloomhaven and framed it against the very different Pandemic Legacy games. Shortcast 47 – The Finest in…

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Shortcast 59 – Lizard Man Fantasies

E3 2018: This year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo has wrapped up and has brought a lot of conversation around the games announced and/or shown at the show. Andrew and D. talk about E3 as an expo/convention and the target it seems to be aiming at for the future as well as games they saw and were intrigued or excited by (including Ghost of Tsushima, Death Stranding, Cyberpunk 2077, and, yes, Fallout 76). Let us know your thoughts about the games from…

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Shortcast 52 – Double Rhymes

WEEK IN GEEK: With D. Bethel back in the saddle, our hosts settle back into routine. Andrew discusses playing the forgotten entry in the Assassin’s Creed oeuvre, Assassin’s Creed Rogue, and its strange and bold narrative through-line through more than a few other AC games. D. Bethel snuck in some mobile gaming while he was supposed to be grading and fell in love with the vocational routine of the giant robo sim, Last Colossus by Game Stew. What was your Week…

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Episode 154 – The Slowest Burn

WEEK IN GEEK: Andrew plays the mashup tabletop game, Betrayal at Baldur’s Gate while Dan goes for the yards in Supergiant Games’ latest release, Pyre. THE RELATION BETWEEN TEXT AND AUDIENCE: Andrew, spurred on by his experiences playing Fallout 4‘s DLC, “Automatron,” and Dan, inspired by his playing of Pyre, talk about how texts can have different impacts––and lead to very different experiences––for their audiences. Movies have spoilers and twist endings while video games of optional side-quests and branching paths of…

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Spotlight: The Marvel Minimum – The Five Movies To See Before “Avengers: Infinity War” UPDATED

[This article has been updated by the author since seeing the film; the content remains spoiler-free. -D. Bethel] When Marvel’s trailer for Avengers: Infinity War debuted, many comic fans, like myself, were excited. The culmination of ten years of dedicated movie watching will pay off in what MCU mastermind, Kevin Feige, has dubbed “[a thing] you’ve never seen in superhero films: a finale.” But being a self proclaimed comic expert, and even having my own YouTube Comic Book Show, means…

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