Thursday, January 2, 2014

Re-Play Radio (For Now) Episode 35: The Fourth Inaugural Completely Meaningless Video Game Awards, or "The Goaties"


Continuing their annual tradition of doing only one podcast a year, Steve and Bryan return with a hefty, two hour-plus chunk o' audio goodness as they pick apart the highlights, the lowlights, and the side-eyes of the year that was 2013 in video gaming. Thrill to the discussion of which games had the best moments in badassery, the greatest production values, the most interesting stories, the best uses of Aerosmith! Look on in awe as the boys dare to challenge the prevailing media and community narratives surrounding The Last of Us! Cower in fear if you haven't played all the games you wanted to finish because there are a lot of spoilers in here! Will the boys agree on 2014's best game? Will there be hurt feelings? Will the term "ludonarrative dissonance" be used? You'll have to find out by downloading it here.

Show Notes:


The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds - Overworld 2
Super Mario 3D World - Circus
Guacamelee! - Desierto Caliente
Bioshock Infinite - God Only Knows
Gone Home - Self (by Girlscout, AKA The Youngins)

Games Discussed and Spoiled (Probably An Incomplete List)

Gone Home
Bioshock Infinite
The Last of Us
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
Super Mario 3D World
Saints Row IV
Shin Megami Tensei IV
Batman: Arkham Origins
probably others, it's a long podcast

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Re-Play Radio Episode 34: Someone Else Might Have Gotten It Wrong


Just over 9 months after our last episode, the new Re-Play Radio is live! Bryan and Steve sit down to talk about the best, worst, and indifferent games of 2012 in the Third Inaugural Completely Meaningless Re-Play Radio Video Game Awards! This year's categories include Best Story, Best Badassery, an impromptu Best Twist category, Best Multiplayer, and more, as well as console and platform-specific nods for the best each of the major platforms had to offer. What game will climb, battered and triumphant, above all others to win our Game of the Year? If you have been paying any attention to us at all on Twitter it will not really be much of a surprise.

Download the show here. Complete show notes are here.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Geekspeak Season 15, Episode 3: The Lemony, Limeiny Taste of Science

Today is OMg day—the publication day for Fake Science 101.
Celebrate by buying the book, burning it, inhaling the smoke, and then reading a second copy on a totally natural fake science high.
This week on Geekspeak, we welcome Phil Edwards, noted practitioner of fake science at the Fake Science blog, on to chat about his new book, Fake Science 101. You may be noticing a pattern here.

But that's not all, dear listener! We also talk about the legal ramifications of cell phone tracking - should it be protected by the Fourth Amendment? We also then sort of talk about whether Facebook Likes should be considered protected speech but really instead we decide to talk about David Cronenberg's mess-talking about superhero films.

So really, it's a pretty full and hearty show, suitable for any meal in the day. Download it, you might (not) learn something.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Geekspeak Supplemental #18: The Knight Also Rises

Geekspeak continues its summer tradition of not doing actual shows but instead having lengthy, pseudo-intellectual conversations about superhero movies this week with a show devoted to the capper for this summer's trilogy of comic book shenanigans, The Dark Knight Rises. Bryan, Brian, and the returning Drew attempt to answer the big questions: did Nolan and co. create a worthy followup to an acclaimed series of films? What are the big themes and ideas? What is the enduring legacy of Nolan's work? And what the devil is Bane saying? The answers you seek may be found by clicking here and then listening to what you download. Also, it goes without saying, but: spoilers ahead, dudes.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Korra-nt Affairs, Episode 7: "Nick's Bogus Adventures at Comic-Con"

Korra-nt Affairs breaks its self-imposed exile to talk about many things, of cabbages and kings, but mostly of Comic-Con and Nick's aborted attempts to be there for you, the listeners. So we couldn't get into the Korra panel, but Nick's got plenty of great stories from the show floor and we'll recap what we know about Season 2 based on (reports from) the panel! So that's...kind of like being there! Also there's some really funny stories about con swag. So go ahead and download it...and by the way, we also tell you our plans for the next episode. You won't want to miss it, believe me, even though we might.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Geekspeak Supplemental #17: Thankless, Spandex-Clad Tasks

Just like Sony decided to revisit the idea of Spider-Man again (to keep Marvel from getting it back, mostly) we've decided to revisit the idea of just having Bryan sit down with Brian Swafford and talk about the latest comicky-book movies. So here's an hour of the two Bryan/Brians talking about the unenviable challenge of trying to live up to some of the best superhero movies with a reboot nobody really asked for. Did the actors and filmmakers live up to the insurmountable challenge or did they fall short? Will it make you forget all about Sam Raimi? You'll just have to listen and find out.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Geekspeak Season 15, Episode 2: Karaoke Etiquette

Geekspeak favorite Eugene "Adam Warrock" Ahn returns to the ambivalent, awkward shores of Geekspeak and sits down with Bryan to talk about rock-paper-scissors-playing robots, Starship Troopers reboots, Valve's Source Filmmaker software, proper karaoke procedure, HBO shows, and the pitfalls of nostalgia. Oh, and his ongoing Donation Drive. So go download it now and kick him a few bucks while you're at it!