94 – I got the Bieber Lycanthropy

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Featuring Joey, John “MusiM”,Scott “Artisann002”, and Suzy “Specter”.

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

We’re back and in our utmost vulgar fashion we traverse the fields of The Secret Circle, GI Joe Retaliation, Mass Effect Paragon Lost, X-Com, Torchlight 2, Mass Effect 3, Auralux, Bioshock Infinite, Injustice Gods Among Us, Robocalypse.

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Better as Just Friends – A Mass Effect 2 and 3 Spoilercast

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Featuring John “MusiM” and Joey.

John and Joey spoil the hell out of Mass Effect 2 (and all related DLC), Mass Effect 3, and The Citadel DLC.  Below are the time markers if you just want to skip to one section in particular:

00:02 Mass Effect 2
01:03 Mass Effect 3
02:00 Mass Effect 3 Ending
02:17 The Citadel DLC

Music is The “Fate of the Galaxy” and “I’m Proud of You” from the Mass Effect 3 soundtrack.

I should go.

 

Turn 80 – Joey is a Big Fan of Dick

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Featuring Joey “Nebula”, John “MusiM”, and Lauren “Literally”.

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

Our intended topics are Brave, Legend of Korra, Guardians of the Galaxy, Maleficent, Saints Row 2, Breath of Death VII, Quest for Glory, Mass Effect 3, Captain America, Winter Soldier, Dark Tower, Starship Troopers, and Angel and Faith.

Be sure and email us for the next show at carouselpodcast@gmail.com!

Turn 77 – Batman is Married to Justice

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Featuring Joey “Nebula”, John “MusiM”, and Scott “Artisan002”.

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

Our intended topics of discussion are LA Noire, Mass Effect 3, Dragon Age Origins, Elder Scrolls, Grant Morrison, Wind Through the Keyhole, Avengers, Adventure Time, Avengers Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.

Be sure and email us for the next show at carouselpodcast@gmail.com!

Turn 75 – Eat, Pray, Mechs

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

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

Our intended topics of discussion are Battlestar Galactica, Prometheus, Avengers, Dragon Age Origins, Shadowrun, Mech Warrior, and a minute or Mass Effect 3 news.

Be sure and email us for the next show at carouselpodcast@gmail.com!

Turn 73 – I Keep Looking at Scott’s Burrito

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Featuring Joey “Nebula”, John “MusiM”, Sam Bell, and Scott “Artisan002”.

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

Our intended topics of discussion are Young Justice, Spice and Wolf, Everything Matters, Columbine, Fatale, Mass Effect 3, Journey, and Spyro.

Be sure and email us for the next show at carouselpodcast@gmail.com!

News: Mass Effect 3 Collector’s Edition Detailed

The better question is what doesn’t it come with and the sad answer is no season pass.  But what it does come with includes a 70 page artbook, soundtrack, comic, additional mission, N7 patch, squad mate appearance pack, Normandy robot dog (this is bold because its a freaking ROBOT DOG), lithograph, and other avatar and forum things we don’t feel like typing out.  One more pic after the break.

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Afterhours Podcast 1

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Featuring John “MusiM” and Scott “Artisan002”.

Music by MusiM.  Buy the new album at musim.bandcamp.com.  Background music if you can hear it by Miles Davis.

Welcome to the first occasional podcast of the Carousel Afterhours, where we just without any sort of plan or intention or limitation but with alcoholic consumption.  If this gets released on any sort of regular basis, it’ll be on every other Friday evening.  Topics covered include Catherine, Cursed Crusade, Gears of War 3, Rage, Borderlands, Halo Reach,  Battlefield 3, Dark Souls, Demon’s Souls, Atlus, Rage, Ruin, Playstation Vita, Uncharted Golden Abyss, Apple, Android, iPhone, iPad, WiiU, AT&T, Sony, Nintendo, Microsoft, Dragon’s Crown, Irrational Games, Move, Kinect, Mass Effect 3, Brink, Modern Warfare 3, Michael Bay, Transformers, Man of Steel, Dark Knight Rises, The Avengers, Google, and Scott goes pretty far down the tech rabbit hole.

EA E3 Press Conference

Now its EA’s turn for our our thoughts and notes:

  • Opens up with Mass Effect 3 which is perfect in my book.  Big Reaper battle.  Being at work I didn’t get to watch everything but I did see Liara, Legion, and Garrus.  Release date 3-6-12.
  • Holy crap EA just bashed the crap out of Microsoft and Sony by saying they don’t build big stages and invite random celebrities up.  No they didn’t call them out by name but man that’s what Microsoft and Sony do at E3.
  • Nice Old Republic trailer.
  • New SSX includes every mountain range in the world from NASA scans.
  • And now they become hypocrites by bringing out football players who obviously don’t count as celebrities.
  • Now they insulted Farmville on Facebook.  Lets see if they have a farming game later…
  • I’ll give it to Battlefield 3, its definitely one of the best looking games.  As long as the gameplay is there Call of Duty might get dethroned.  Maybe I shouldn’t comment on stuff I don’t play?  Oh well too late.  Backspace button is broken.
  • I like how they did not once bring up motion controlled gaming.

Microsoft E3 Press Conference

So here are some notes and thoughts on the Microsoft press event which maybe come across more as the end result of a live blog.
  • Mass Effect 3 gets Kinect’s voice control.  Read the conversation option out loud and that’s the selection made.  The battle command controls look pretty cool giving the ability the ability to shout orders to team mates.  Sucks that the basic Kinect dashboard voice commands don’t work for my voice.  I know it works for the rest of the internet and it works for Suzy, but its never worked for me.  Because of that I have no confidence that Mass Effect 3 will work for my voice so I’m not moving away from the PC version.  On top of this, what is there goal here?  Anyone who has played Mass Effect on another platform isn’t going to abandon their saves.  Will this get more people to buy Kinect?  I doubt it.  But then again it might give those us who have dubbed Kinect the Dance Central machine another thing to do with it.  Either way, when they come out with that Mass Effect collection for 360 is when I’ll get to find out.
  • Ghost Recon Future Solider Kinect Enabled looks massively confusing to me.  Google Motion Control anyone?
  • I was hoping there would be more information on TV coming to the 360 than a commercial with people sitting on their couch who obviously don’t use their Kinect for motion control.  No way that was 8 feet!  Either way, the appeal of TV coming to platforms for me isn’t that it will be live (which was announced), but that it will be a distribution service and selectable.  I want to watch Castle when I want to watch it, not when a TV programmer decides when I can.  Maybe live TV is a first step toward this, I don’t know.  I’m also curious if there will be any subscription fees for separate services or if we’re looking at an Xbox Platinum  membership.
  • Man Cliffy B sure knows his audience with Gears 3.  Brings out Ice T and announces Body Count is back for an exclusive song for Gears 3 Horde Mode.  ‘Nuff said!
  • Halo remake (which we already knew) but what we didn’t know was 7 classic updated maps for multiplayer.  Do I hear a hell yes from Halo fans?
  • Minecraft coming to 360 and Kinect.  Lot of people will probably be happy about that.
  • I died a little inside when the kids playing the Disney game said “fist bump”.
  • Star Wars Kinect.   Its a rail shooter with voice activated lightsaber.  The combat appears to mostly involve flailing with the ability to hop in real life which causes the character to jump to the back of the opponent.  And the game appears to happen mostly during the first three episodes of Star Wars (as in not 4, 5, and 6).
  • Lots of Kinect Enabled games.  A little disappointing for those of us who like using controllers.  Some of the games look like they’ll be fun and some look like they do not get motion control at all.  The real question is will Microsoft keep faith with the hardcore gamer or go the Nintendo route with an occasional Halo or Gears.  Money talks and Kinect has sold A LOT.
  • Dance Central 2.  Funny part is probably half the audience knows the dances that the stage people are doing now.  And finally co-op!  By the end of this I’m just going have to have a Kinect room in my house.
  • Yup, Halo 4 for 2012.  Saw that coming.