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Shortcast 17 – YouChoob

Shortcast 17 – YouChoob

Week in Geek: Andrew simulates walking in Gone Home whereby he ponders how this mechanic has future ludic applicability; he also starts playing the strange but intriguing indie game, The Bridge. Dan reads volume 1 of the manga, Akira, upon which the classic animated film is based.

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Featured Music:

-“Thunder Busters” by Wax Audio

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 83 – The F-14 in the Backyard

Episode 83 – The F-14 in the Backyard

Week in Geek: Andrew buys a bunch of indie games, but plays Thomas Was Alone while Dan reads Dagon by Ben Templesmith.

The Merc With a Mouth as a Gamble by a Studio: Marvel mutant Deadpool hits cinema this week and Dan and Andrew discuss the implications of this faithful arrival into the superhero movie discourse.

Whose [sic] Tim Cosing? Greater Than Games promotes their Kickstarter for the final expansion for the popular card game, Sentinels of the Multiverse, with a well-planned, quickly foiled, very intricate ARG focused around a fictional game tester “Tim Cosing.” Andrew and Dan unravel the sleuthing fans of the game did to figure out the mystery.

Featured Music:

-“Stayin’ in Black” by Wax Audio

-“(This Song’s Just) Six Words Long” by “Weird Al” Yankovic

-“The Sentinels of the Multiverse (Main Theme)” by Jean-Marc Griffin

-“X Gon’ Give It To Ya” by DMX

Episode 79 – What Kind of Magic Spell To Use?

Episode 79 – What Kind of Magic Spell To Use?

Week in Geek: Andrew nearly swims between the polar ends of Final Fantasy by watching Final Fantasy X HD Remaster and playing for himself Final Fantasy for iOS. Dan, on the other hand, has been playing The Swindle on PS4.

Dungeon Master’s Guild: Dan and Andrew discuss a few of the facets involved with Wizards of the Coast’s and Dungeon & Dragon’s news about the newly opened “Dungeon Master’s Guild” whereby user-created DnD content can be sold without worry of legal repercussion.

Starman: Andrew and Dan spend some time to talk about the death of David Bowie, despite the fact that their exposure to his work was tangential and limited at best. However, it must be said that his work and impact was hard to ignore.

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Featured Music:

-“Stayin’ in Black” by Wax Audio

-“Changes” by David Bowie

-“The Man Who Sold the World” by Midge Ure

-“Magic Dance (Single Version)” by David Bowie

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