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Episode 84 – Your Cursor is My Prisoner

Episode 84 – Your Cursor is My Prisoner

Week in Geek: Andrew plays to complete the Assassin’s Creed Chronicles trilogy with its final Russian installment while Dan plays Campo Santo’s new release, Firewatch.

Same Song, Different Tune: Dan and Andrew discuss how the cultural meaning of music can change drastically when used in different contexts. How many people think about demon-slaying when they hear “Carry On Wayward Son” by Kansas? How many people think of stylized violence when they hear Dick Dale’s “Miserlou”? (How many people think about A Podcast [ , ] For All Intents and Purposes when they hear “Stayin’ In Black” by Wax Audio––or either ACDC’s “Back in Black” or the BeeGee’s “Stayin’ Alive”, for that matter?)

Cheap Games, Part 2 – The Returns: Andrew and Dan return tangentially to the discussion of cheap ass games with an investigation of how many players think of a game’s value in terms of length of play.

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Interesting Reading:

Street Fighter II led the Way for Games as a Medium of Self-Expression” by Anthony John Agnello via the A.V. Club.
Deadpool and the Box Office of R-Rated Comic Book Films” by Rob Leane via Den of Geek.
“Pearls From the Depths: An Interview with Night Dive Studios” by Rock Closson via Known Griefers.
“No, You Shouldn’t Get Your Money Back for Games You Finished and Loved” by Ben Kuchera via Polygon.

Featured Music:

-“Stayin’ in Black” by Wax Audio
-“Carry On Wayward Son” by Kansas
-“Stay in Your Tower and Watch” by Chris Remo (from Firewatch)
-“Miserlou” by Dick Dale

Episode 82 – Backwards Expansion

Episode 82 – Backwards Expansion

Week in Geek: Andrew plays Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: India while Dan watches Ex Machina.

Cheap Games: With Andrew’s sideways foray into the normally “AAA” Assassin’s Creed franchise being through the door of a $10 downloadable game, Dan and Andrew discuss the recent widening of prices for games––both video and tabletop––and the implications on not only the content but the culture it feeds.

Flash in the Pan/The Doctor is Out: In unrelated but nearly simultaneous announcements, CBS/CW and BBC announced they are pulling their respective content from the media hubs of Netflix and Hulu, presumably because they are going to launch their own premium streaming services. Will such a tactic work? Should it? Why now? 

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Featured Music:

-“Stayin’ in Black” by Wax Audio
-“Ground Zeroes” by Ludvig Forssell (from Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain)
-“Carry On Wayward Son” by GWAR (live recording)
-“Are You Ready for Some Football” by Hank Williams, Jr.

*Dramatic sting sampled from Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater.

Episode 80 – Alien Control Party

Episode 80 – Alien Control Party

Week in Geek: Andrew goes back to playing Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China, while Dan goes way back into the past by playing the Nintendo DS release of the Super Famicom classic, Front Mission.

Also, friends of the show, Jason Tudor and Keith Houin’s sci-fi webcomic, Vorpal, now has a print version available for purchase. Check it out at Headshrinker’s Press.

Archiving Legacies: Dan and Andrew discuss how video games are being preserved and/or reintroduced to modern players and how the process isn’t as straightforward as it seems like it should be.

A +1 Parting of the Ways: Wizards of the Coast announces that it will not be holding an official presence at this year’s Gen Con, which is strange since Dungeons & Dragons creator, Gary Gygax, actually founded the show. What does this mean for WotC and Gen Con?

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Links:

“The New Tech Making Game Preservation More Authentic and Future-Proof” by Kyle Orland, discusses Digital Eclipse Software, the studio that made Mega Man Legacy Collection.

“No WotC at Gen Con This Year?” An EnWorld thread surrounding WotC’s decision to not officially have Dungeons & Dragons at Gen Con this year.

Featured Music:

-“Stayin’ in Black” by Wax Audio

-“Mega Man 3 – Selection Theme” by Yasuaki Fujita (aka Bunbun)

-“Wave Myself Goodbye” by Rory Gallagher

-“Free” by Suprkidz

Episode 77 – That’s Not A Euphemism

Episode 77 – That’s Not A Euphemism

SPOILER ALERT: Dan and Andrew go into detail about the plot of Star Wars: The Force Awakens in this episode. So, if you haven’t seen it, please refrain from listening. You have been notified.

The new year is brought in an…interesting…fashion. Base humor and extended conversations are but a small step into 2016!

Week in Geek: The boys play some catch up as Andrew plays Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag and Dan watches Cowboy Bebop.

The Force Awakens A Lot of Opinions: The movie that caught the world’s imagination is under the lens this week, though both Dan and Andrew come to Star Wars: The Force Awakens from very different places with very different attitudes. It is a movie that has been universally praised but severely dissected among the fandom. Andrew and Dan dissect the schism as well as offer bits of their own insights into this, overall, fun movie.

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Featured Music:

-“Stayin’ in Black” by Wax Audio

-“Main Title and the Attack on the Jakku Village” by John Williams (from Star Wars: The Force Awakens)

-“The Jedi Steps and Finale” by John Williams (from Star Wars: The Force Awakens)

Episode 76 – Beepop

Episode 76 – Beepop

As you wait in line for your viewing of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, listen to two over-educated nerds talk about things tangentially related to the biggest release this year.

Week in Geek: Andrew plays a bunch of new games, including BastionRollers of the Realm, and Assassin’s Creed Chronicle: China on the PlayStation 4 while Dan reads Ian Bogost’s new book, How to Talk About Video Games.

Trio of Trailers: Dan and Andrew discuss the ups and downs of exciting new sequels awaiting release: Star Trek BeyondTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out From the Shadows, and Independence Day: Resurgence.

Hutt-Killer: Andrew and Dan weave through the controversy surrounding Disney’s decision to pull all “Slave Leia” content from store shelves, and Andrew goes on a bit of a Lego rant.

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Featured Music:

-“Stayin’ in Black” by Wax Audio

-“Turtle Power” by Partners In Kryme (from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle)

-“Ewok Celebration and Finale” by John Williams (from Return of the Jedi)

-“Yoda” by “Weird Al” Yankvoic