Test Run Episode 4: No Endgame In Sight

Please note that today’s episode was recorded outdoors in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, and we apologize in advance to any pathetic shut-ins out there who may find the sounds of nature and outdoor ambiance disturbing.

Episode 4: No Endgame In Sight

Nintendo finally made a real controller. Woo hoo.

In this episode, after making a bunch of blanket statements about the types of people who can’t handle blanket statements, we talk about our recent hilarious encounter with the sad denizens of Something Awful. Then it’s on to the news:

10:10 “Recent Gaming News” – Opining on recent happenings in the video game world.

  • Does Diablo 3 really need an endgame?
  • Tomb Raider controversy
  • Is the Wii U a glorified Xbox 360? (spoiler alert: yes)
  • Reselling “used” copies of digital games.

29:00 “This Week In Gaming History” – The Last Starfighter. Relevant YouTube clip (see 1:15 for the part we talk about):

34:20 “What the fuck, Bro?” – A rant about the “smurfification” of the term “trolling”. See the fake Dawnguard review we describe for an example of real trolling, and also be sure to read up on why people who demand that you use the phrase “in my opinion” online are retarded.

Near the end of the podcast Jared talks about his favorite YouTuber and that kid’s new song.

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Ben Mallahan
For as much as Ben talks about loathing gaming culture, he sure spends a lot of time in the thick of it. In addition to producing many different shorts and even spec pilots about videogames over the years, his favorite hobby is developing online games. After having some unexpected success with his indie MORPG NEStalgia, much of Ben’s free time is now spent running his very own gaming community.

About Ben Mallahan

For as much as Ben talks about loathing gaming culture, he sure spends a lot of time in the thick of it. In addition to producing many different shorts and even spec pilots about videogames over the years, his favorite hobby is developing online games. After having some unexpected success with his indie MORPG NEStalgia, much of Ben’s free time is now spent running his very own gaming community.