Week in Geek: Andrew buys a Playstation Vita to play the 20 year-old game, Suikoden, but only so he can play Suikoden II, eventually. Dan gets mad after watching the documentary, GTFO.
Wild Arms 3: Before getting to the topic of the influence of westerns, Dan and Andrew look at a very specific––and, perhaps, out of the blue––instance of this with the 2002 JRPG, Wild Arms 3.
The Western Evolution: Rather than simply talking about the Western as a genre of storytelling, Andrew and Dan instead discuss how the western persists past its cultural prime and, despite seeming like a withering genre overall, is more alive than ever.
Listeners on the Range: To help flesh out the conversation, Dan and Andrew turned to the listeners and asked what westerns or western-influenced media deserves a closer look, with great response!
Question of the Geek:
What is your favorite use of ninja(s) or superspies (in any medium)? Which do you feel have been particularly influential? Why?
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For all intents and purposes, that was a podcast recap.
-“Stayin’ in Black” by Wax Audio
-“Finish Today, Then…” by Michiko Naruke (from Wild Arms: Advanced 3rd Original Soundtrack)
-“A Fistful of Dollars” by Ennio Morricone
-“When I Was a Cowboy” by Leadbelly
-“Shadow” by Nobuo Uematsu (from Final Fantasy VI)
-“Fanfare” by Nobuo Uematsu (from Final Fantasy VII)