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Episode 153 – Back Off the Wagon

Episode 153 – Back Off the Wagon

A WEEK IN GEEK: Before things get started, D. talks about becoming mildly internet famous for about a day (the social media accounts of his favorite band, Twisted Sister, shared art he made of each band member). For those wondering, here’s the scene from Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure in which Twisted Sister appears:

INDIE ACCOLADES: Andrew and D. talk about the world of independent creation––mostly games, mostly video games––and how it works in the face of the big corporate franchises discussed for the past few weeks.

WEEKS IN INDIE GAMES: Andrew and D. mention a few indie games that they’ve been enjoying over the last month or so. Andrew discusses his love and frustration with Thomas Happ‘s metaroidvania Axiom Verge and Powerhoof‘s Crawl. D. keeps returning to the existential dread that is noio‘s  Kingdom: Classic as well as to the hilarious existential horror of Kitfox GamesThe Shrouded Isle.

WORKS CITED:

INFO:

For all intents and purposes, that was an episode recap.

FEATURED MUSIC:

-“Disco Medusae” by Kevin McLeod (incompetech.com)*
-“District Four” by Kevin McLeod (incompetech.com)*
*Tracks are licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Episode 150 – Comivention

Episode 150 – Comivention

WEEK IN GEEK: Andrew returns to a previous WiG by booting up a since heavily patched River City Ransom Underground (starts at 2:03) while D. was impressed with the pragmatism and instructional value of Brandon Dayton‘s Sketchbook Summer artbook (12:32).

NERD LAW: When legal stuff happens in the nerd world, Andrew is on the case (though not dispensing any legal advice). This time around, he talks about Epic Games suing players who use cheats in Fortnite and Comic Con International winning its copyright battle against Salt Lake Comic Con over the term “Comic Con” (19:40)

RELATED EPISODES:

LINKS:

  • Bethel, D. “Trials By Fire #001: Fantasy“: A 2011 article by D. Bethel where he talks about Orcs Must Die!, a game he compares to Fortnite.

WORKS CITED:

INFO:

For all intents and purposes, that was an episode recap.

FEATURED MUSIC:

-“Disco Medusae” by Kevin McLeod (incompetech.com)*
-“Nerd Law” by D. Bethel
-“District Four” by Kevin McLeod (incompetech.com)*
*Tracks are licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Shortcast 20 – From Behind a Comfy Jacket

Shortcast 20 – From Behind a Comfy Jacket

Despite some mild technical difficulties and some remote-location recording, Andrew and Dan bring you through the holidays with a brand new Shortcast!

WEEK IN GEEK: Andrew plays some updated versions of previous Weeks in Geek, going back to Master of Orion and Civilization VI while Dan is mildly skeptical of the new Image Comics series from Mark Millar and Greg Capullo, Reborn.

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For all intents and purposes, that was a Shortcast recap.

FEATURED MUSIC:

-“Thunder Busting” by Wax Audio

Episode 78 – It’s Not Crude, It’s Savage

Episode 78 – It’s Not Crude, It’s Savage

Week in Geek: Inspired by last week, Andrew starts watching Cowboy Bebop while Dan checks out the new sketchbook by one of his favorite working artists, Giannis Milonogiannis, called Never Be Game Over.

Sub Vs. Dub: Dan and Andrew tackle what is possibly a moot issue in the world of digital home video and media, but they still find the issues underpinning the perennial debate over which is a better experience: subtitled anime versus English dubbed versions.

Toshiro Mifune: Despite being a bit of older news, Andrew and Dan discuss the importance of Hollywood recognizing the contributions of Toshiro Mifune to not only Japanese cinema but American (and worldwide) cinema as well.

Please share your thoughts about any of the discussed topics by leaving a comment at forall.libsyn.com. You can also con contact the show at forallpod [at] gmail [dot] com. Be sure to also join the official Facebook and Google+ pages for updates, fan conversations, and exclusive content. The best way to help the show out is to leave a review on iTunes––either a text review or stars––which will spread the word to new potential listeners.

For all intents and purposes, that’s an episode recap.

Links:

-Giannis Milonogiannis: http://www.milonogiannis.com/

-Giannis’ 2015 Sketchbook, Never Be Game Over: https://gumroad.com/l/azxsu

-Ted Woolsey & Translating Final Fantasy III (VI): http://www.playeronepodcast.com

Featured Music:

-“Stayin’ in Black” by Wax Audio

-“Let’s Fighting Love” by Trey Parker (from South Park episode 8.1, “Good Times With Weapons”)

-“Titles” by Masaru Satoh & His Orchestra (from Yojimbo)

-“Cyborg Mermaid” by Kaori Akima (from Gunnm [Battle Angel] OVA)