01/04/2018: Zelda On My Mind

 

The Damons

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

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This episode the gang and special guest Josh discuss: Graduating from the Alchademy, Heavy-handed allegories, Phone horror, First-person ragdolling, and The beauty (and terror) of portable open worlds.

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09/15/2016 – The Number of the Bees

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

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This episode we discuss: Delayed hoop gratification, The Ascendance of the Fe, Demon summoning phones, Finishing series, Fun living room party games, A game with vehicles, Upcoming hardware for nobody, Sony’s modless future, Girl power in media, How to properly binge cable, English Magicks, Drilldos, John’s (unrelated) fall from grace, and How to take all social facets out of a MMO.

E3 2016

E3 2016

 

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

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No fancy description this week, just our thoughts on 2016’s E3 announcements

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.

Editorial – 3 Things All PC Games Should Do

The time has come folks.  After Skyrim and Saints Row the III this should no longer be a problem but for some reason it still is.  Here are a few thing to make your UI navigation less of a pain in the ass.

1. Let me have my game pad plugged in and use the mouse and keyboard

I can’t be alone in this.  Spec Ops the Line gave me gamepad prompts while I was using a mouse and keyboard because my gamepad was plugged  in.  Skyrim forces the gamepad on me as long as I have it plugged in.  There are solutions to this people, look no further than 2011 favorite Saints Row the Third.  The last input the game detects dictate the prompts the player receives.  So you can have your gamepad plugged in and not use it.  Or midgame, change your mind.  The game adjusts while not doing a sack check to the player.  Sleeping Dogs also got this one right.

2. I have two hands, let me use them

Oh yes, I’m talking about map and menu navigation which Skyrim nailed.  I can’t go back folks.  Give me ASWD controls on the maps.  Farcry 3 could really benefit from this.  Using the mouse to scroll the map and then hit the enter key with is maddening!  It can and has been better and there is no going back.  Efficiency is what I’m talking about here people!   Select a choice with one hand, navigate the map with the other.  Do it!  And you know what?  Same deal with a gamepad’s sticks.  Don’t bottleneck the game!

3. The escape key should only be used for system settings

One of Far Cry 3’s many UI mistakes, is using the escape key to reach your inventory, the crafting system, the character log, the item collection log.  Why not use a key near where my hands are already operating?  Like Tab, re: Skyrim.  Escape is the button I press when I want to mess with graphics or turn the subtitles on.

Turn 71 – Exploding Pen

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Featuring John “MusiM”, Suzy “Specter”, and Sam Bell.

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This turn almost didn’t happen as nobody could make it, so thank Sam for showing up!  Our intended topics of discussion are The Dresden Files, X-Men, Wolverine and the X-Men, Drive, Unbreakable, Salute Your Shorts, Top Gear, Dragonvale, Skyrim, and Back to the Future.

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UPDATE

Sorry for the delay but this turn is now functioning.

Turn 70 – Harrison Ford is Like a Fine Wine

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

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Our intended topics of discussion are Scott Pilgrim vs the World, The Dresden Files, Howl’s Moving Castle, Ghosthound, Split Second, Reckoning Kings of Amalaur demo, Grand Theft Auto Vice City, Tony Tower, Tetris, and The Fault is in Our Stars.

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Turn 64 – Infinity Heroin Candy Bar YYYEEEEAAAAAHHHHH!

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

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Our intended topics of discussion are Deus Ex Human Revolution, Skyrim, Team Fortress 2, Lamb Gospel According to Biff, 1Q84, Dexter, Dr Who, Angelspit, The Pixies, and many, many, many derailments.

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News: Video Game Releases

This is where we put out some info about the games we think are going to be somewhere between decent and awesome that release today.  Typically we skip over the heavy hitters.  Sorry Call of Duty, but 8 million people usually already know about your release date.

Metal Gear Solid HD – 360, PS3

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Developed by Kojima Productions and published by Konami.  The significant part of this collection is that its also on the 360.  Metal Solid has traditionally been a Playstation title.  The collection includes Metal Gear Solid 2, Metal Gear Solid 3, and Metal Gear Solid Peacewalker (No Metal Gear Solid 1 or Twin Snakes).

 

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – 360, PC, PS3 – Nov 11

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Developed and published by Bethesda.  This is ridiculous because this game is totally going to sell a zillion copies and this section is supposed to be for the less fortunate.  But really anyone releasing a game this November is NOT the less fortunate and we have to post something.  So you know what?  We’ll pick the live action trailer.  See its not even a game.  By the way don’t call this weekend, I’ll be playing Skyrim.