Podcast Review 8/17/16 by Big Ell


#1

I finally got a chance to read the bios of Fream and Tarragon.

Fream, I never knew that your name came from Beavis and Butthead. I LOVE Beavis and Butthead! As a matter of fact, last night Matrarch’s brother told me Angry Video Game Nerd came out with a new video for Beavis and Butthead games. Here it is. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atZ9-MxVPNM

This made me actually pull out my Genesis, but I couldn’t get it work on my HDTV. :frowning: I found the rom and threw it on my Ouya, had Matrarch open a faq, and banged out the game in a couple of hours. Being able to save state on the emulator meant I was finally able to beat that game!

Tarragon, I never knew you were such a feminist! Shouldn’t your gamertag be zzUrbanspaceperson then? I mean, women can go into urban space too you know! Sexist pig!

7FaveGames is a good idea in theory, but I agree with Crandy that’s it’s impossible to just pick 7. I also agree with Fream that it’s hard to narrow it down when you can’t even remember great games from your childhood.

1:30-2:00 in the podcast was All About Crandy. Longest half hour of my life. New things I learned about Crandy… He likes Dead Rising…Crystal Pepsi…completions…uhhhhhh. nope. nothing new.

New things I learned about Randy - 0
Things I learned about CSGeekSquad in 3 and a half hours - 1 (he doesn’t sleep)

As far as the ZedtoZed contest went, Jo (angelsk) beat me fair and square. No excuses. I still don’t have the game (Bastion) completed. I am definitely up for a rematch though. Maybe a longer game. November maybe after Wolfy games (Sept) and Gears 4 (Oct) lose their luster?

Best laugh of the episode goes to Fream for his -“next week we discuss Crandy’s diabetes” joke.

Zombie thing? Thing on my right is my…mouse. So I can use my computer. Right now. That would save my life in a crisis for sure!

Closing rant. Final Fantasy XV. I can’t believe they are up to that many. My
real Fave 7 would probably be boring and include FF 1, 4, and 6. And Earthbound and Secret of Mana and Chrono Trigger and Zelda Link to the Past. So yeah, probably 7 NES/SNES RPGs.

I’m surprised that Tarragon never went back to the NES and SNES classics (FF 1-6) after loving the PS1 and PS2 FFs.
Day 1 patch? Whatever. Doesn’t bother me. I did like the demo though, but it reminded me of Kingdom Hearts, not Final Fantasy (I think Jo said that too a few months back)

I got FFXIII at launch, played the hell out of it for 2 or 3 days…then not since. Sigh.

Ooh. No outtakes last week, so 10 minutes worth this time?!?!?!?!!? YAY! I kinda want to hunt down a Crystal Pepsi now, and that bothers me. Next time include these in the main show and delete 10 minutes of Damien. Or Crandy. Team Dandy.

PS - Outback Steakhouse is amazing. Yes, I said it.

Thankfully Crandy doesn’t use the forums so he’ll never read this.


#2

Nicely done. Thought it would be more scathing, but quite humorous.


#3

I did read this. Get a Crystal Pepsi.


#4

[quote=“BigEll, post:1, topic:164”]
Tarragon, I never knew you were such a feminist! Shouldn’t your gamertag be zzUrbanspaceperson then? I mean, women can go into urban space too you know! Sexist pig![/quote]

You’re joking of course, but in case anyone doesn’t understand the distinction:

Referring to myself as a “spaceman” is just fine, because it’s a factual reference to my gender. The actual issue occurs when you refer to an entire occupation using a gendered term, e.g. if I referred to the astronauts on the International Space Station as “spacemen” - this is not ideal, notwithstanding the fact that there are female astronauts in orbit right now, but the implication is that only men are astronauts.

That all said - this is one of the more subtle points of feminism (and like all movements and philosophies, not everyone who calls themselves a feminist agree), and there are definitely bigger battles to win. In this humble, sexist pig’s, opinion.


#5

Lots of goodness in this episode. But what stood out was Crady’s dead mall story. For an instant I actually thought the guard physically sucker punched you. Lol. Good one.
It occurred to me that this guard is so bored perhaps he does this all the time.
Funny story.


#6

I find myself often siding with the security guard when Crandy speaks - “Don’t Care” :laughing:


#7

finally found some of that crystal pespi…yikes 69 grams of sugar in a 20 oz bottle :expressionless:


#8

It’s only diabetes. Crystal Pepsi is pretty good.