03/30/2017: Dick Ryder: Pathfinder

Rydin The Space D

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Featuring John “MusiM” & Jake “TheOtherJZee”

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This episode we discuss:  April’s stellar/not so stellar “free” games, Some anime game about children, Nintendo hardware, additional remakes and re-releases, Jake confirming his status as a nerd pariah, some good tv finally coming out, the case for a tri-streaming membership setup, “Pirating” something you paid for, retiring from self-employment, ANOTHER re-envisioning/”re-release, Wrapping up the horizon, what constitutes “enough” fisting, Getting out and getting down, and the elephant that for some reason still hasn’t loaded into the room.

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06/23/2016: Coulda Been a Dickballbutt

Fuzzy Carbuncle

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Featuring John “MusiM”, Jake “TheOtherJZee” & Randy  “Splooie”

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This episode we discuss diseased hedgehogs, A Japanese mystery game, Plastic people, keeping caged humans, space and monkeys (but not in that order), Sam Neill’s choice in companions, Jake’s fundamental misunderstanding of how comics work, Steaming open your wallet, Robot lions, Lion-robots, How you should NOT Google image search ‘carbuncle’ (seriously, DON’T.), The completion of a playpen, and First-person-knockoffs

10/26/2015 – It’s a MOMster!

MOMster

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Featuring Jake “TheOtherJZee”, Scott “Artisan002” , & John “MusiM”

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This episode we discuss Never Alone, Tales From The Borderlands, Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth, Undertale, More Horror Stuff, and more of the Marvel Universe, because Jessica Jones.

Turn 104 – Get in, Beat it, Get out

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Featuring John MusiM, Scott “Artisan002”, and Stretch.

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And we’re back for a very quick show, sorry for the delay and getting up the audio version.  This week we talk about Waframe, PS4, Tiny Death Star, Thor The Dark World, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and Borderlands 2.

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Spec Ops: The Line – PC

Spec Ops: The Line is an unremarkable shooter with a few interesting points.  I read recently that professionals write what they need to and hobbyists write what they want to.  The statement is true yet short sighted, much like this game.  I didn’t play the multiplayer and my criticism is only held towards the single player campaign.  Spec Ops: The Line isn’t a fun game, but the story has some interesting points that are undermined by plot holes and bad mechanics   And it does that thing I love where the opening screen is the starting shot of opening gameplay al la God War and Infamous.

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Assassin’s Creed Revelations Review – PS3

In the wake of Assassin’s Creed 3, I finished Revelations.  Assassin’s Creed Revelations (ACR) is a game that really isn’t needed, void of personalty, but does have the occasional enjoyable sequence or good idea.  I realize when I write these things I need to take my audience into consideration so I’m expecting that you are familiar with the franchise as I will spoil some parts of the story of previous games.

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Videogame: Lollipop Chainsaw Review – 360, PS3

Wrapping up my thoughts on this game is extremely difficult so in the words of whatever movie White Zombie sampled, “perhaps you had better start from the beginning”.  Lollipop Chainsaw is a videogame and does not hide this fact.  It has the likes of James Gunn, Suda 51, Akira Yamaoka, and Jimmy Urine on its credits.  To describe Grasshopper (the developer) as a “punk rock” game developer may be appropriate but like many social stigmas, how in the hell do you define that?  Evidently with sparkles, zombies, and a chainsaw.

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Videogames: Mass Effect 2 DLC

Mass Effect 2 is a game that should be studied for many things, but right now I’m going to write about the DLC.  Bioware went all over the place with the DLC from alternate costumes and weapons to fantastic story driven missions to really bad story driven missions to extra characters and even a Mako replacement.  So lets look at them.  All of them.  Well except Genesis because that’s the save game generating comic book.

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Videogame Review: Deus Ex Human Revolution

Deus Ex Human Revolution

“It’s not the end of the world but you can see it from here”.

 

To define Deus Ex Human Revolution is to become its point.  The definition of the game is the player.  But everything has a background, a context.  Deus Ex Human Revolution’s context is in the not too distant future.  Corporations have driven the advent of replacement limbs, organs, brain enhancers, what have you.  But unregulated human augmentation never achieved perfect harmony with the body, causing the need for a drug stabilizer known as Neuropozyne.  Neuropozyne like many prescription drugs is addicting and many cannot afford it.  Protests and riots follow along with entire organized groups of individuals centering around the topic of trans-humanism.  These groups range from human purists to people so obsessed with trans-humanism they will literally rip the augmentations off  unsuspecting victims to enhance their own body.  Adam Jensen’s story takes place inside this fire.  The powder keg has already been lit.  The question becomes how will you traverse through the wreckage?

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Videogame Review: Demon’s Souls – PS3

Demon’s Souls – PS3

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At first I didn’t know what to think.  I gripped my sword and held on desperately to my shield for this world was rumored to favor death.  The training seemed simple enough until I encountered the well known beast at the end.  At first my heart skipped but my body still moved out of the way of its first blow.  I struck the beast to little avail but there was a moment, a small moment were I felt confidence.  I saw his life force halved and I knew I could win if I just kept it up.  And in that moment of boast, I died.  When I awoke, I was in the Nexus.

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