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Episode 86 – Starting Pause

Episode 86 – Starting Pause

Week in Geek: Andrew spends some time in Portland, Oregon and hangs out at one of its popular gamer bars, Ground Control. Dan reads Marvel’s 2014 mini-series, Deadpool vs. X-Force and really enjoys some clever meta-retcon that happens.

Narrative Bifurcation: Dan and Andrew discuss some of the possibilities brought on by Nintendo’s very interesting release of Fire Emblem Fate, which is actually two full-priced releases, Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright and Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest.  Even then, the ostensible ending is only available via paid-DLC (titled Fire Emblem Fates: Revelation). It’s a dangerous tactic, but can be used for good as well.

Bye Bye Bioware: Over the last few years, major players at famed video game developer, Bioware, have been hemorrhaging from the company at a surprising rate. However, is it the sign of doom some people are predicting?

Leave a comment about this week’s show at forall.libsyn.com, or at the official Facebook or Google+ pages. You may also e-mail the show at forallpod [at] gmail.com. If you would like to help the show out, the best way to do so would be to leave a review on iTunes.

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

Relevant Links & Interesting Reading:

-“The Great Bioware Exodus and the Future of Western RPGs” by Matthew Loffhagen from EquityArcade.

-“Fire Emblem Fates‘ Pronged Success Could Affect the Future of Game Publishing” by Nick Zappulla from EquityArcade.

Radio Times‘ exclusive trailer for the upcoming Big Finish Doctor Who audio dramas featuring David Tennant and Catherine Tate as the 10th Doctor and Donna Noble.

Featured Music:

-“Stayin’ in Black” by Wax Audio
-“Two Of Us” by The Beatles
-“The Citadel” by Richard Jacques, Jack Wall, and Sam Hulick
-“Rockin’ Robin” by Bobby Day

Episode 19 – In It to Win It

Episode 19 – In It to Win It

In the interest of full disclosure, this episode is filled with the pop hits of yesteryear, so be warned. When not mining recent top 40 hits, Dan and Andrew slide into their usual avenues of nerdy and geeky conversation in episode 19.

Week in Geek: Andrew talks about the Kickstarting documentary, A Brief History of Time Travel, while Dan watches a documentar about voice acting, I Know That Voice.

Breaking News: With this week’s announcement that a Tetris-based movie is going forward, Andrew regales Dan with this pitch for the flick.

Discussion: Fox recently announced that an extended “Rogue Cut” of X-Men: Days of Future Past will be released to home video––restoring footage not featured in the theatrical cut of the film––Dan and Andrew discuss the purpose, audience, and need of extended cuts/director’s cuts of movies.

Conspiracy Corner: When Dan received a copy of the free “Marvel’s 75th Celebration” magazine, he was surprised at the glaring omissions on the cover. Was it sly movie marketing or a case of bigotry (admittedly, against a fictional peoples)?

Question of the Week: Since October is now upon us, we turn our sights toward Halloween; so, even this early in the month, we ask:

What is your favorite genre of horror movie?

You can submit your answers on the page for this week’s episode at forall.libsyn.com. Feel free to submit your answers to either (or both) our official Facebook or Google+ pages. You can also e-mail any questions, comments, or concerns to forallpod@gmail.com

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

Featured Music:

-“Stayin’ in Black” by Wax Audio

-“Falling Blocks (the Trance)” and “Falling Blocks (the Funk)” by Prometheus Darkened

-“Somebody That I Used to Know” by Gotye

-“Born This Way” by Lady Gaga

Episode 14 – Cautiously Pessimistic

Episode 14 – Cautiously Pessimistic

With a revived vigor, Dan and Andrew tackle one of the [relatively] biggest topics yet: Doctor Who. Not to worry, however, because they surround their Doctor Who talk with the usual thoughtful commentary about topics that For All Intents and Purposes envelops.

Week in Geek: Andrew watches To Be Takei and Dan talks about working with an artist on Long John.

The Mass Effect Series: Another installment in their look at culturally and intellectually important video games, Dan and Andrew expand their breadth and discuss why the entire Mass Effect series is so important.

Discussion: As expected, Andrew and Dan watched the new episode of Doctor Who‘s Series 8, “Deep Breath”, a bit too closely and have a lot of things to say about it, focusing on the 12th Doctor (as played by Peter Capaldi), its themes, and how it fits in to the show overall.

The Big Lebowski: Expanding their breadth even more, Dan and Andrew discuss a movie that they feel is culturally and intellectually important, hoping to expose an angle on the Coen Bros.’ The Big Lebowski that you haven’t really considered before.

Question: Much like Comic Con before it, another huge convention is about to happen––the Penny Arcade Expo, colloquially known as PAX (or PAX Prime). So, with that in mind we want to know,

What came out of PAX that got you excited and/or intrigued?

Since it hasn’t happened yet, Andrew and Dan couldn’t quite answer the question. However, we’d love to hear from you! Leave a comment at the post for this episode at forall.libsyn.com, or e-mail us at forallpod@gmail.com.

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

Music from this episode:

-“Stayin’ in Black” by Wax Audio

-“Saren” by Jack Wall (from Mass Effect: Original Soundtrack)

-“New Worlds” by Jack Wall (from Mass Effect 2)

-“Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)” by Kenny Rogers and the First Edition.

Episode 13 – The Space Dog and Bacchus show.

Episode 13 – The Space Dog and Bacchus show.

It’s the thirteenth episode as Dan and Andrew do their best to avoid any and all calamity.

Week in Geek:  Andrew plays the new Dungeons and Dragons to…interesting results. Dan bought a book about comics theory, Comics and Sequential Art by Will Eisner.

Boasts of Bethel: Dan discusses why he doesn’t think the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Movie isn’t a complete disaster.

Discussion: Now that they have both seen Guardians of the Galaxy, they discuss its impact within the overall Marvel Cinematic Universe and how the MCU could and/or should look from this point forward.

Andrew’s Cross-Examination: Andrew interviews Seattle-based indie game designer, Kai Cambra about his interesting thoughts about game design.

Nerd Question: It’s almost time for Peter Capaldi’s Doctor to be revealed to the world; so, with that in mind, we ask:

With the coming of the 12th Doctor, who is your favorite Doctor and/or what is your favorite Doctor Who moment?

Answer in the comments to this episode’s post at forall.libsyn.com. Or feel free to e-mail your answer––and any comments or questions about the show––to forallpod@gmail.com.

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

See you next week!

Episode 11 – Anemic Clap

Episode 11 – Anemic Clap

With Episode 10 in the can, Andrew and Dan decide to mess with your minds with this exciting eleventh episode of For All Intents and Purposes.

Week in Geek:  Andrew starts making text adventures as Dan mourns the end of the Image Comics series, Prophet.

Love the Craft: The Lovecraft segment returns as Dan and Andrew dissect the invisible menace of “The Dunwich Horror.”

Discussion:  With the avalanche of response to last week’s question, Andre wand Dan decide to more fully investigate the topic of musical scores as they relate to film, video games, and television.

Andrew Objects: With movie scores in mind, Andrew objects to the Eric Serra-composed score for Pierce Brosnan’s first outing as James Bond, Goldeneye.

Geek Thoughts:  This week, they keep up the musical themes by asking:

What is your favorite television theme and why?

Submit your answer––or any other comments or questions––as a comment to this episode’s post at forall.libsyn.com. Or send us an e-mail at forallpod [at] gmail.com. Subscribe to this podcast on iTunes and leave us a rating, especially if you enjoy the show! Leaving ratings will help spread the word!

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

Music from this episode:

-“Stayin’ in Black” by Wax Audio

-“Miles Edgeworth––Objection! 2011” by Noriyuki Iwadere (from Ace Attorney 2 Orchestra Arrangement)

-“Ladies First” and “A Pleasant Drive in St. Petersburg” by Eric Serra (from the soundtrack to Goldeneye).

Episode 10 – Nerd Business

Episode 10 – Nerd Business

The podcast reaches an arbitrary milestone and our hosts celebrate in style!  They also make another podcast that falls into line with the standards set by the preceding episodes.

The Week in Geek:  Andrew plays a video game card game based on an MMO as well as, in his words, “eating comic books.”  Dan talks about his own comic, Long John.

Boasts of Bethel: Dan reminisces on his two experiences with ComicCon, and tries to figure out what the SDCC (as the REAL fans call it) is actually about.

Discussion: Since one of the biggest nerd gatherings happened this week in San Diego, Andrew and Dan decide to discuss it; but, more specifically, they try to answer the age old SDCC question: Who won––Marvel or DC?

Games That Matter: Dan and Andrew craft an argument as to why the Playstation 1 game, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, is super-important and should be on everybody’s roster.

Geek Thoughts:  After finally answering last week’s question, they go broad with this week’s, asking:

What is a movie, tv, or video game soundtrack that you hold particularly dear and why?

Submit your answer as a comment on the episode’s page at forall.libsyn.com, on Facebook, Google+, or Twitter (Dan and Andrew).  Also feel free to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes and be sure to leave a comment there about how much you enjoy our thoughtful investigations into things geeky and nerdy! It’ll help to spread the word! Also, feel free to e-mail us at forallpod@gmail.com. You’ll be glad you did.

For all intents and purposes, that was the tenth episode recap!

Music from this Episode:

-“Stayin’ in Black” by Wax Audio

-Theme from WildC.A.T.s the Animated Series by Sheree Jeacocke and Gerry Mosby.

-“Dance of Illusions” from Castlevania: Symphony of the Night original soundtrack by Michiru Yamane

Episode 09 – Podcastin’ All Night

Episode 09 – Podcastin’ All Night

As is the case every week, when exciting news or developments happen in the nerdy & geeky world, Andrew and Dan are on top of it with sharp wits and minds.

The Week in Geek:  Andrew starts reading comics and Dan finishes video games while listening to the new Weird Al album.

Boasts of Bethel: Dan talks about the audience’s role in completing that action that is “fiction.”

Discussion: This week Dan and Andrew discuss the recent developments in the world of comic books––specifically, the new Thor and the new Captain America––and how the world would benefit more from these “legacy” characters.

Games that Matter: This time, Andrew and Dan go on about their love for all things Fallout 3.

Geek Thoughts: After discussing the answers to last week’s questions. To that end, since I said I’d link to it, here is the historical recipes blog that commenter, Tracy Johnston, maintains, Goode Eates. This week our hosts ask a timely question:

What is exciting you or piquing your interest at this year’s San Diego ComicCon?

Submit your answer as a comment at forall.libsyn.com, on Facebook, Google+, or on Twitter (Dan and Andrew).  Also, feel free to leave a review of the podcast on iTunes! Leaving reviews gets us more attention! Also, you can e-mail any questions, comments, or miscellanea to forallpod [at] gmail [dot] com.

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

Music from the Episode:

-“Stayin’ in Black” by Wax Audio

-“Get Used to It” by Darren Korb, from Bastion (Original Soundtrack)

-“I Dont’ Want to Set the World on Fire” by The Ink Spots

-“The Rockford Files Theme” by Mike Post and Pete Carpenter

Episode 08 – The Injection Objection

Episode 08 – The Injection Objection

The world can’t keep up with Dan and Andrew as they tear through all things geeky and nerdy.

The Week in Geek: Before getting into individual accomplishments, they discuss the recently released trailer for Doctor Who Series 8! Andrew then discusses his preparation for UnPub in Seattle, while Dan discusses about Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes and the Veronica Mars movie.

Boasts of Bethel:  In this week’s boast, Dan gets psychological and ponders the connection between nerds and ironic/meta-humor and asks whether it’s a good thing or not. SPOILER: He has no answers.

Discussion:  Inspired by the satirical-cum-blindingly-successful Potato Salad Kickstarter that made the rounds in this week’s news cycle, Dan and Andrew examine what, exactly, Kickstarter is, could be, and should be and how it has been a benefit or detriment to geek culture.

Andrew Objects: Hot on the heels of news that Marvel’s Thor will now be a woman, Andrew decides to object to…those who object.

Geek Thoughts: Big thanks to Walter Phippeny, Liz Geisser, Jason Morgan, Ruben Hanson-Rojas, and Brittney Farrand for responding to last week’s question! Your answers were insightful and fun to talk about.  However, we must keep moving forward, so we ask:

What is a nerdy/geeky thing you’ve been doing recently that you want more people to know about?

Leave a comment on the episode’s post at forall.libsyn.com, or on either Andrew’s or Dan’s Facebook/Google+/Twitter posts (Dan’s Twitter and Andrew’s Twitter).  You can also leave a comment on iTunes or e-mail us at forallpod [at] gmail.com.

Until next week, for all intents and purposes, this is an episode breakdown.

Episode 05 – Remembers the Poops

Episode 05 – Remembers the Poops

With Dan running at about 60%, Andrew boldly steps up to the reins and wheels a new episode through to the finish line.  Under his masterly guidance, they competently discuss the following:

Week in Geek – Andrew plays X-Com again.  Dan plays Street Fighter IV for the first time.

Boasts of Bethel – Dan discusses thinking about making comics too hard.

Nerd Topics – Writer/director Rian Johnson was announced to helm episode 8 of Star Wars (and possibly episode 9), and with that news Dan and Andrew discuss the worlds of reboots and continuations and what it all means.

Who Cares (title still pending) – The guys discuss a Doctor Who event that is particularly near and dear to Andrew as he had to say goodbye to his Doctor in a particularly gruesome fashion.  They discuss Doctor Who: The Movie.

Closing Time – Before getting to the new nerdly question, fans’ answers to last week’s question are addressed.  But this week they ask:

What nerd product/media do you feel represents or comments on its era? Why?

What is your answer to this question?  Leave a comment either at forall.libsyn.com, the posts on Facebook, or send an email at forallpod [at] gmail.com and your answers will be read on the next episode!

It’s an exciting week!  For all intents and purposes, that’s an episode recap.

Episode 02 – The Clap

Episode 02 – The Clap

As expected, we have created a second episode for your listening pleasure.  This week, as with last week, our topics went all over the place:

-Andrew discusses his time with the game, Sentinels of the Multiverse.

-D. Bethel discusses his new webcomic, Long John (longjohncomic.com).

-He also boasts about how Godzilla could possibly Cthulhu’s second-cousin.

-Andrew gives us all we need to know about the new Dungeons & Dragons.

-In a new segment––Love the Craft––the boys discuss the H. P. Lovecraft story, The Shadow Over Innsmouth.

-To close out the episode, they take a look forward and ask if they have anything exciting planned for the coming week.  (SPOILERS: No.)

Please feel free to leave your thoughts on any of the above topics and we’ll read it on next week’s show!

Also, FAIAP (For All Intents And Purposes, that is) is now available for subscription on iTunes if you prefer to get your podcasts there.

If you prefer e-mail, that is at forallpod@gmail.com

Thanks again for the great response to the show!  We aim to entertain!

Music from this episode includes:

-Stayin’ In Black – Wax Audio