08/18/2016 – Randy Finally Did It!

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

Music by MusiM.  Buy the music at musim.bandcamp.com

This episode we discuss New Cyborgs, Titanic action, Anemic runaways, Blue suits and bad Foley, The end of a blog, A new Metal Gear mess, Laser music, Why DC is such a trainwreck right now, When Kickstarting is appropriate, and hot takes on 35 year old movies.

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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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Turn 61 – Typhoid Mary of Shows

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

Music by MusiM.  Buy the new album at musim.bandcamp.com

Our intended topics of discussion are Mirror’s Edge Ipad, Deus Ex, Dance Central, Team Fortress 2, Space Marine, Looking Glass Wars, Runaways, The Hunger Games, Hanna, and Eureka.

But sure and email us for the next show at carourselpodcast@gmail.com!

News: Gamestop Opening New Games and Throwing Away Content

Deus Ex Human Revolution for PC comes with a free copy of the game for OnLive.  Gamestop employees have been instructed to open Deus Ex Human Revolution and discard this piece of content, repackage the game, and sell it as new.  Gamestop does not currently have a live streaming service but does own the digital distribution company Impulse for PC.

Sources:

http://www.joystiq.com/2011/08/24/gamestop-intentionally-removing-deus-ex-onlive-coupons-from-reta/

http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2011/08/report-gamestop-opening-deus-ex-copies-removing-free-game-code.ars

http://www.giantbomb.com/news/gamestop-forcibly-removing-onlive-coupons-from-deus-ex-pc-copies-because-theyre-gamestop/3614/

http://gamasutra.com/view/news/36761/Report_GameStop_Removing_OnLive_Vouchers_From_PC_Human_Revolution_Boxes.php

Turn 38 – RPG Love 2000-2001

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Featuring John “MusiM” Beauchamp and Michael “Boston” Hannon

Music: Untitled tracks by MusiM

This week marks the third installment of our RPG series.  For this turn we discuss our favorite RPG’s between the years of 2000-2001 with our special guest from That Video Game Podcast (TVGP.TV).  Games discussed include Front Mission 3, Vagrant Story, Deus Ex, Diablo 2, Baldur’s Gate 2, Persona 2: Eternal Punishment, Lunar 2: Eternal Blue, Record of Lodoss War, Final Fantasy Chronicles, Shadow Hearts, Saga Frontier 2, Nox, Vagrant Story, Legend of Mana, Chrono Cross, Valkyrie Profile, Skies of Arcadia, Final Fantasy IX, Breath of Fire IV, Phantasy Star Online, Final Fantasy X, and many more.

UPDATE:

Boston does a bit of musical supplemental over at Dynamic Soundtrack.  Check it out:

http://dynamicsoundtrack.com/2011/02/07/dynamic-soundtrack-episode-017/

Turn 34 – They took our jerbs!

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Featuring John “MusiM” and Suzy “Specter”

Music: Untitled tracks by MusiM

This weeks starts a new trend where we discuss videogames and movies.

Video game related topics include Kinect, Dance Central, Sony Move, Deus Ex, Assassin’s Creed, Assassin’s Creed 2, Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood, Assassin’s Creed Legacy, and Torchlight.  Movie, anime, and TV related topics include Full Metal Alchemist, Trinity Blood, Robot Jox, Assault on Precinct 13, The Dungeonmaster, and Doll House.