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Podcast for 10.18.10 | Bat Country

batcountry.jpgIt's almost that time! Fallout: New Vegas is upon us and me, Jinny and Ross couldn't be more excited. But are we just getting our hopes up for nothing? In this week's podcast we talk about the imminent release of this new iteration of the Fallout series, as well as the worrisome news that all reviews have been embargoed until release day. We also chat about Super Meat Boy, Kirby's Epic Yarn, President Obama on Mythbusters, Minecraft and Enslaved. Ross also gives some tips on turntable needles, and we geek out a bit about a few TV shows we're watching. Stay tuned for the song of the week at the end of the show. It's pretty darn fantastic.

Now if you'll excuse us, we've got an addiction to feed.

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Podcast for 10.11.10 | I Can Be A Monkey

icanbeamonkey.jpgWe're entranced by one certain game this week - Enslaved: Odyssey to the West. Join me, Jinny and Ross in a (relatively spoiler-free) discussion about this sleeper hit. If you're on the fence about picking up what is one of the best games of the year, jump right on over to the other side of that fence. We also discuss old and painfully difficult NES games, the Family Circus live action movie, Tony Bourdain's foray into graphic novels, A&E's Obsessed, Hoarders and Intervention and Professor Layton and the Unwound Future. Yeah, we jump around a lot. We also answer some mailbag! Enjoy.

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Podcast for 10.04.10 | The Siren Call of the Bars

sirencallofthebars.jpgJinny, Ross, Qais and I are back this week to discuss the Nintendo 3DS, QR Codes, Scott Pilgrim on DVD, Xbox Live Arcade deals, buying a year's worth of food from Costco, Beyond Good and Evil HD, LEGO and Ross' obsession with filling up bars in Halo: Reach. Also, stay tuned to the end of the show for our song of the week from Sufjan Stevens' new album. It's pretty darned good.

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Podcast for 09.20.10 | Shadowplasty

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This week, Ross, Qais, Jinny and I discuss a few happenings at this year's Tokyo Game Show, including the announcement of the Ico/Shadow of the Colossus collection for PS3. Other topics include Colonel Sanders, plastic surgery in Queens, the new Donkey Kong high score, Terry Prachett's sword forged from a meteorite and other esoteric matters. I do hope you find it to be enjoyable.

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Podcast for 09.13.10 | Challenging

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On this week's podcast we celebrate the 25th anniversary of Super Mario Bros. Happy anniversary, you fat Italian stereotype, you! Join me, Jinny and Ross in discussing our personal histories with the series, as well as an extended "what we're playing" segment discussing the latest release in another favorite series: Professor Layton. It's all Nintendo (with a little bit of Fallout, as per usual) this week. Buckle up.

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Podcast for 09.06.10 | PAX 2010 Recap

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This week is all about PAX Prime 2010, which took place this last weekend in Seattle. We saw a ton of cool games, hung out with a bunch of awesome like-minded nerds and came back with incredibly sore feet and backs. Like old people. Join me, Jinny, Qais and Ross in discussing all the cool stuff we saw this week. Stay tuned for the song of the week, as well.

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Podcast for 08.30.10 | Candling

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Learn some amazing new facts about earwax on this week's podcast! Join me, Jinny, Ross and Ryan for an intense discussion about Pax Prime 2010 and earwax buildup. Oh, sure we talk about other things like the new Xbox Live Gold membership rate hike, and what kind of tech we brought with us on our most recent camping trip, but you really want to stick around for fascinating insights on earwax consistency between the races. It's truly enlightening.

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Podcast for 08.23.10 | Your First Time

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This week we have me, a drugged-up Jinny, Ross and Ryan discussing PAX, the surprise Deathspank sequel, Mass Effect's new DLC, more Scott Pilgrim stuff, first-timer games, Rock Band 3 tracklist and more.

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Podcast for 08.16.10 | The Scott Pilgrim Generation

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This week we've got Jinny, Ross and Ryan joining me in a discussion of the new Scott Pilgrim film. We manage to avoid spoilers, I think! We also discuss the Scott Pilgrim game, the announcement of Bioshock: Inifinite, Fallout: New Vegas voice actors, more Borderlands DLC and a few other video game related tidbits. We've even got a track from the Scott Pilgrim soundtrack at the end of the show for you to check out. It's a pretty great soundtrack overall. And don't forget to rsvp for the Weekly Geek community meetup if you're coming to PAX!

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Podcast for 08.02.10 | Addicted

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It's a full house this week with Qais, Jinny, Ryan, Ross and I as we discuss Starcraft II. Ok, we talk about a few other things but mainly it's Starcraft II and the iPhone jailbreak news. But mainly Starcraft II. We also talk about Limbo and Deathspank. But mainly Starcraft II. Blerf.

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Podcast for 07.26.10 | The Long Con

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Attention, nerds! We have a new podcast for you this week, talking about the various events that happened at Comic-Con! Actually we spend a bit of time telling you why if you missed Comic-Con this year you probably weren't missing much. But we do cover the shizz we feel was important from the event, including some Scott Pilgrim news and other geek culture ephemera. We also discuss Inception (but no spoilers!), StarCraft 2 releasing this week, Limbo, Deathspank and the new Castlevania. We also discuss (in length) the DMCA verdict that Jailbreaking your iPhone is legal. Then we play a song from the new Arcade Fire album. All in all, a good podcast. Check it out.

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Podcast for 07.19.10 | Spank'd

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Tons of stuff to cover this week, from cooking for engineers to Deathspank to Crackdown 2. Join Jinny, Ross, Qais, Ryan and I in discussing this week's big video game and geek culture news MOST NOTABLY the crazy awesomeness that was the Old Spice guy. We'll miss you, nutty Old Spice guy. We also discuss Mega Man Universe, Scott Pilgrim, Plants vs. Zombies, Limbo and death on Facebook. We wrap it all up with a song. As you do. Enjoy!

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Podcast for 07.05.10 | Bank Holiday

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There is a podcast this week where before there was only a cold, dark void. Join me, Qais, Ross, Jinny and Ryan as we discuss the Hulu Plus pricing announcement and how it may or may not affect our TV viewing habits. We also discuss our rising interest in The Social Network, the new Facebook movie. Then we gush about Deadwood coming out on Blu-ray and answer some mailbag. Enjoy.

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Podcast for 06.28.10 | Gravid

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Hi guys. Would you like to listen to a new podcast? Good. Here's one. It has me, Jinny, Qais, Ross and Ryan in it. We talk about video games. We also talk about movies. Then at the end we talk a little about food and our new chameleon. It's a typical Weekly Geek episode, and we hope you enjoy it for that fact.

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Podcast for 06.21.10 | The Best of the Rest

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Join us this week for the best of the rest from E3 2010. We're talking Nintendo's big press conference with the 3ds, and all their new iterations of beloved franchises as well as Sony's obsession with glowing colored balls. We run down the list of the stuff we think was the coolest that came out of the convention this year, as well as some advice for novice home cooks in our mailbag segment. Enjoy!

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Podcast for 06.14.10 | Kinect

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It's the start of E3 week, and we've got the first day covered on this episode of The Weekly Geek. Join me, Jinny, Qais and Ross in discussing Microsoft's Natal name change as well as the slew of Kinect launch titles and the brand new slim Xbox 360 console. Is the new information about the Kinect enough to get us to accept its place in the living room of the future?! We also discuss Fable 3, Fallout: New Vegas, Rock Band 3, Child of Eden and more. Stay for mailbag where we talk about what movies are on our "so bad it's good" list, and a song from the new album by The Books.

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Podcast for 06.07.10 | Consume

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It's that time of year again - time to be surprised when Apple announces a new version of the iPhone. Join Jinny, Qais, Ross and I in discussing the iPhone 4 and all of it's magical properties which you will be sure to love/hate. In addition to creaming ourselves over all things Apple, we also discuss the deluge of luddite articles about multitasking and distraction, an easy to use molecular gastronomy kit and Red Dead Redemption's amazingly fun multiplayer. Stay 'till the end, because we have an excellent song of the week for you.

We've also finally fixed comments on the site! So that's good.

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Podcast for 05.31.10 | Toad In A Hole

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Making things, fixing things and tinkering with things is one of the things that makes geeks like us tick, and this week's podcast is pretty much all about that. Well, besides the stuff about video games. That's inevitable. Join me, Jinny, Ross and Ryan in discussing maker culture, the future of near-field iPhone/hotel interaction, the new Scott Pilgrim Trailer and Super Mario Galaxy 2. Stay tuned to the end of the show for the song of the week.

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Podcast for 05.24.10 | Lost

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We're back this week talking about the biggest cultural event of the year - the Lost finale. Spoilers galore, so watch out! Join Ross, Jinny, Qais, Ryan and me in discussing the end of 6 years of your geeky life. What we liked and what we hated, it's all laid out on the table. In addition to spoiling the crap out of Lost, we also obsess a bit over Red Dead Redemption (buy this game), Mario Galaxy 2, Google's Pac-Man logo, a few new iPad/iPhone apps we're loving and Mark Twain's 100 year secret. It's an action-packed show with a bonus song at the end. It's like a box of cereal with a toy in it. In podcast form.

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Podcast for 05.03.10 | Catch and Release

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This week's episode may seem like it's all about the recent Deadliest Catch convention, but it's so much more! Join me, Jinny and Ross as we discuss CatchCon 2010 and the events surrounding this esteemed event. We talk about one boy's wish to be a superhero for a day (and how the Deadliest Catch guys were involved!), Starcraft 2's multiplayer beta, brand new Fallout 3: New Vegas info, free culinary school and a few notable video game releases this week. Be sure to keep your fork, because there's pie (in the form of the song of the week at the end of the podcast). Enjoy this week's barely edited podcast! It's in a near-raw state. It's like hearing how sausage is made. Podcast sausage.

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Podcast for 04.26.10 | Drink the Kool-Aid

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Oh yeahhhh! We're here this week to talk about the continuing saga of Apple's lost iPhone prototype and the recent news of Gizmodo editor Jason Chen's computer confiscation. We also got our hands on an iPad and talk about why you may not find an exact need for it in your life, but you will want one regardless. We give you recommendations for some of our favorite apps, which you can also find links to at the bottom of this post. Download it now and subscribe in iTunes! Listen to it on your iPad! That would be CRAZY!

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Podcast for 04.19.10 | Hey, Did You Drop This?

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We're back from an extended break this week with me, Ross and Qais talking about the recent iPhone 4g leak and how it feels like we peeked at our Christmas gifts early. We also talk Starcraft II and Blizzard selling horse armor to World of Warcraft players. While making ass-tons of money. There's also a bit in there about Super Mario Galaxy 2, some stuff about the iPad, Deadly Premonition, Mass Effect 2 DLC and we answer some mailbag questions. Download it!

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Podcast for 04.05.10 | Pointlesser

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This week is catch-up to old news week as Jinny, Ross and I discuss the iPad, PAX East, Goozex trading retro games, the Scott Pilgrim movie trailer and the awfulness that is April Fools' Day. Ross dies halfway through the episode, and Jinny and I somehow manage to pull it together enough to discuss the home made soda maker we got recently and what games we've been playing lately. HEY did you know that t-shirts are 10% off until April 16th? GO BUY ONE and enter "boobees" at checkout. Seriously. It's not an April Fools' joke.

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Podcast for 03.22.10 | Anti-Hero

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Join us this week for a discussion about the super-violence of God of War 3 and the line between anti-hero and villain, a follow up to the Final Fantasy 13 storytelling conversation, the beauty and innovation of Heavy Rain and Jinny's new photography obsession. We answer a lot of mailbag, as well!

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Podcast for 03.15.10 | Treed

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This week, join Qais, Jinny, Ross and me in discussing GDC 2010, Emerald City Comic Con, Crackdown 2, Puzzle Quest 2, NBA Jam, indie gaming, Pac-Man and iPhone games like Words with Friends. Lots of gaming stuff in this episode, and tons of mailbag! Thanks for sending in your questions, peeps.

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Podcast for 03.08.10 | Valvecast

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This week we're changing formats to an all-Valve podcast, only discussing Half Life, Portal and Left 4 Dead related news. Okay, maybe we'll also throw in a little God of War 3, Final Fantasy 13, Fallout: New Vegas, Rock Band Network and Mass Effect 2 stuff in there as well. Do please join Ross, Jinny, Qais and I for this most excellent of podcasts.

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Podcast for 03.01.10 | Secretary of Calendars

masterofcalendars.jpgOn this week's episode we discuss the PS3pocalypse, Mass Effect 2, Borderlands DLC, Resident Evil 5 DLC, Portal patches that hint at Portal 2, new Metroid: Other M info, and a few other things I forgot to write down as we said them. ENJOY.

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Podcast for 02.22.10 | Mass Affected

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Please to be joining Jinny, Ross, Qais and myself on this week's podcast, where we discuss the usual assortment of things. This week we talk about Civilization games and the announcement of Civilization 5, the new Borderlands DLC, Mass Effect 2, Bioshock 2, Plants vs. Zombies for the iPhone, the new Venture Bros toys, and privacy concerns raised by the website PleaseRobMe.com.

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Podcast for 02.15.10 | How Am I Going To Get The Lettuce To Support Your Internet Fetish?

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This week's podcast has Ross, Qais and Jinny joining me in a heated discussion about Google's imminent takeover of humanity, and how social networking is the most efficient form of human communication. We also discuss lighter topics such as new games for the iPhone, Mattel's new "Computer Engineer" Barbie, Mass Effect 2, Crackdown 2, Bioshock 2, and the swanky party Jinny and I threw this past weekend, which featured a neat DIY photo booth you can make yourself! The song for this week is "Harmonix" by Surfer Blood. Enjoy!

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Podcast for 02.08.10 | Shocking

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This week's all about game news - big announcements about Fallout: New Vegas and Sonic the Hedgehog 4, World of Warcraft's auction house app for the iPhone, Mass Effect 2, and a little game called Bioshock 2. We also discuss the new (final!) season of LOST (spoiler-free, for your sanity), faulty game consoles, soundtracks on vinyl, and the song of the week! Join me, Jinny and Qais for this week's dose of geekery.

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Podcast for 02.01.10 | Truly Magical

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A new Apple product was released this week, and you all know we can't avoid talking about it on the show. Join me, Jinny, Qais and Ross in discussing Apple's new unfortunately-named product and what it means for YOU, the consumer. We also discuss the eternal blackness of space, Beethoven's skull, videogames new and old and much more. Oh! Don't forget to stay for the unrepentant misogyny. And the single of the week. I am sure you'll find it... truly magical.

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Podcast for 01.25.10 | Physicality

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Welcome to yet another episode of The Weekly Geek! This week we have special guest Charles Vestal joining me, Ross, Jinny and Qais to discuss his project Year of Record. We talk in-depth about the value of vinyl and how we all tend to consume music differently. We also discuss people who make records out of chocolate, and this week's video game news. It's one big crazy hour-long tangent with a song tacked on the end like every week. Only this week, the song is Norway by Beach House off their new album Teen Dream. As always, we hope you enjoy it.

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Podcast for 01.18.09 | The Stony Hiss of Cockatrice

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This week please to be joining Ross, Jinny and I in our discussion about Grand Theft Auto for the iPhone, Google's response to China, America's geek shortage, Netflix on the Wii, Star Wars: Old Republic's release date, how you might not be actually watching IMAX when you go see an IMAX movie, buffalo wings, Friday Night Lights, music piracy, and more! Lots more. Download now, or subscribe using the links on the left hand side of the website. Right over there. No, there. You got it. Yes. Right there. Click that. Okay.

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Podcast for 01.11.10 | IN THREE DEE

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It's still the future, and we're here again this week with a rundown of the best in news you probably didn't know you cared about. Join me, Jinny, Ross and Qais to discuss CES's ups and downs, as well as the overlap between attendees of CES and the AVN convention. We touch on sex robots, interesting new technologies such as cell phone projectors and wireless storage devices and hit you with a bit of video game news. We talk about new Fallout, NBA Jam and Zelda games, as well as such diverse subjects as old men with sword canes trying to get on airplanes (that almost rhymes!), Netflix and Warner Brothers' unholy agreement and other things. Listen, won't you?

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Podcast for 01.04.10 | Twenty Ten

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We're back from break to kick off 2010... the future! THE FUTURE, MAN! Did you ever think you'd live to see TWO THOUSAND TEN? Or, "twenty ten" as I was instructed is what you should call it. By Ross. Who is a jerk. This podcast features Ross, me, Jinny and Qais talking about Bayonetta, mainstream game ennui, homemade egg nog, Hello Kitty toast, refunds for digital downloads, Amazon Prime, 180g vinyl and the normal variety of tangental conversation topics you've come to know and love. Future style.

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Podcast for 12.14.09 | 2009 Was Pretty Awesome

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It's the last Weekly Geek podcast of 2009! Join Jinny, Ross, Ryan and me for our 2009 retrospective. We discuss this past year in gaming, music, conventions, comics, movies and more as we look forward to 2010... THE FUTURE. We'll be on hiatus until the new year. Until then, enjoy!

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Podcast for 12.07.09 | Mouth Cookies

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Dear Sir or Madame,

Please see enclosed one podcast ("podcast") featuring Jinny, Ross, Ryan, Qais and Chris discussing matters regarding the mysterious "Third Dimension", matters regarding charity and the information to donate forthwith, matters regarding cookery and applications for your iPhone Internet cell-phone device to expedite said cookery processes, matters of Jeff Bridges saying that Iron Man was totally made up on the fly and didn't even have a script, and matters regarding the CrunchPad internet device being rebranded as the "JooJoo". Please enjoy enclosed podcast.

Sincerely,
Christopher D. Furniss, Esq.


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Podcast for 11.30.09 | Ham.

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This week, Qais, Jinny and Ross join us to discuss the Thanksgiving break; what games we played, what we cooked and what we ate, along with this week's news. We've got an iPhone app that lets you play Pac-Man with your car, Okamiden for the DS, web games for the iPhone, the death of the Crunchpad and more. We also talk about what we're currently listening to and give you a few good recommendations for filling your iPod with goodness. And ham.

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Podcast for 11.23.09 | Hive Mind

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Hello! Would you like a podcast? Is good, you like. This week Jinny and Ryan join me to discuss a few downloadable tidbits, Bioshock 2 Special Edition, Borderlands, Penny Arcade's new reality show, dropping off the radar for fun and profit, and the winner of our Tank Girl post-apocalyptic photo contest is announced! Enjoy.

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Podcast for 11.16.09 | You Totally Got Drop 7'd

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This week's podcast features Ross, Jinny, Ryan and me discussing this huge week in game releases, with games like New Super Mario Bros. Wii, Left 4 Dead 2 and Assassin's Creed 2. We also talk about DJ Hero, in-game advertising, cute-ness, salt, sous-vide ovens, electronics workshops, maker spaces, and Modern Warfare 2. Won't you join us?

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Podcast for 11.09.09 | Fire Drill

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On this week's podcast I'm joined by Ross, Jinny and Ryan as we discuss the release of the newest entry in the Call of Duty franchise, Modern Warfare 2. We also talk about the massive amount of new games coming out next week, including Left 4 Dead 2, the God of War collection, New Super Mario Bros for the Wii and more. We also ramble a bit about Americans spending too much real-life money on virtual goods, a replica Bioshock Eve hypo (which you can buy!), spherification Ferran Adria style and the Sous Vide Supreme, the first consumer-level thermal immersion circulator. Then Borderlands. Lots and lots of Borderlands. And to top it off, we all reveal our real-life professions. Meaty topics, these.

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Podcast for 10.26.09 | Deadstreaming: Afterlife 2.0

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This week's podcast sees the return of Ryan to the land of the living. He joins Jinny, Ross and I in discussing Microsoft's new Apple stores and the (actual) innovations that brings, Halo Waypoint, dead people and social networking, sous-vide cooking and Ronco-style informercials (this podcast, by the way, can be obtained for three easy payments of $19.95) and Borderlands. Oh, to have a game like Borderlands to discuss on a podcast. Oh, yes. It is That Time.

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Podcast for 10.19.09 | The Future Hates You

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It's a relatively low-key podcast this week as Jinny and I tell Ross about how much fun we had without him in San Fransisco. We discuss Flynn DeMarco's production of Bride of Frankenstein, the Treasure Island Music Festival and the Flaming Lips, time travel and Higgs-Boson particles, hyperspace, Demon Souls, bit.Trip Void and more.

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Podcast for 10.12.09 | That's a Bad Cake

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This week's podcast features me, Jinny, Qais and Ross discussing how Brutal Legend surprised us with its humor and style, this week's releases including Uncharted 2, Afrika, Half-Minute Hero and A Boy and His Blob, Cryptic's new Champions Online comic book creation software, The Bride of Frankenstein in San Francisco, and more. Batman and cake and the Kindle. A random array of things discussed for your enjoyment.

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Podcast for 10.05.09 | Vapor Weasel

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It's just two old dudes reminiscing about "the good ol' days" on this week's podcast. Yup. Just me and Ross waxing nostalgic about the golden age of gaming, LIFE magazine, Monty Python, Mickey Mouse, Queen and Super Mario Bros. Ah, the memories! We also crack open the mailbag and ask the eternal question: Why are there so many people named Diego listening to the podcast?! And more. There's always so very much more.

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Podcast for 09.28.09 | Losing Your Soul

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When is enough enough? Franchises losing their luster is a main topic of discussion on this week's podcast with me, Jinny and Ross weighing in on Street Fighter, Katamari and Metal Gear Solid. We also crack open the mailbag, which was filled to the brim this week with your questions. We talk about meeting Internet People in person! We even got a few death threats. Love you all bunches. Tune in for an impromptu puzzle-solving contest, as well!

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Podcast for 09.21.09 | The Mexican Internet

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This week is all over the board as Jinny, Ross and Qais join me in discussion about the Tesla Roadster (and how I got to drive one!), Scribblenauts (and how Ross hates fun!), the official Buddhist stance on violent video games (and how I like to alienate my friends!), the prospect of Twitter-enabled games and how to make an incredibly good Fallout 3 laser rifle. And then, sometime during the show, Qais finally puts the Kanye meme to bed. We hope you enjoy.

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Podcast for 09.14.09 | The Love You Take

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There are things we talk about in this podcast that are not Beatles Rock Band related, but those things are inconsequential. Perhaps we discuss Batman: Arkham Asylum (like the last three podcasts) or perhaps we talk more about PAX (which is old and busted by this point) but for sure Jinny, Ross and Qais join me in discussing Bethesda suing Interplay over the Fallout franchise, Disney's D23 convention and the Cheapest Muppet Movie ever made, the new Pirates of the Caribbean, how much Qais hated the movie 9, and the secret internet rivalry between Ectomo and the Weekly Geek. It is a rivalry for the ages, this one.

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Podcast for 09.07.09 | Post-PAX Depression

postpaxdepression.jpgI know you're expecting us to say something like "we invaded PAX this weekend, and PAX didn't know what hit it" but in all honesty, we went for a day and a half, had some fun, and then went home to play Beatles: Rock Band. In this week's show, I am joined by Qais, Ross and Jinny as we talk about the events of last weekend (including our spectacular community meet-up) as well as Beatles: Rock Band, Batman: Arkham Asylum and Shadow Complex. If you didn't make it out to PAX this year, perhaps this podcast will make you feel better. Or worse. Mostly worse.

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The Furniss Dance

Every week, your inimitable podcast host, Mr. Chris Furniss, does a little dance to appease the Gods and bring good fortune in the hopes that we will have yet another mind-blowingly excellent podcast.

As any listener can tell you, this works like fucking gangbusters.

This week I decided to share Mr. Furniss' glorious Podcastdance with the world, that we might all know the beauty that is a wriggling anorexic manchild.

Go on, bask in his epic glory. If this doesn't make you want a Furniss of your own, nothing will.

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