Monthly Archives: April 2016

GMD Ep33: #NotAllBrazillians

GMD Ep33Rumors of an upcoming PS4 “4.5” expansion lead today’s headlines, which also include a 5000 page petition advocating for a Vanilla WoW server being passed onto Blizzard’s president, and a Gears of War dev bemoaning the fact that players don’t understand the meaning of the word “beta”. Somewhere in there Ben also accuses Alex of being an Amazon Prime Hater, though she insists that he’s simply a Prime Fanboy.

The rest of this week’s episode is centered on the topic of game piracy, particularly as it relates to popular independent games. In The Top Three List of the Week each host relates their “top three experiences with pirated games or software”. Next up during The Worst Thing That Happened To Us This Week Ben tries to cut through the excuses and figure out what users’ actual reasons are for pirating games. Also, why have certain indie devs actually started embracing the culture of piracy in the gaming world?

Episode 33: #NotAllBrazillians

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GMD Ep32: A One Or A Ten

GMD Ep32Quantum Break for Xbox One has been well received, but Ben’s excitement over the that game is quickly overshadowed by his hatred of April Fool’s day (which took place in between recording sessions for last week’s episode and now). However, even Ben’s disdain for April Fool’s day is nothing compared to his complete and total contempt for diehard comic book fans, which is revealed as Alex, Jared and he discuss fans’ reactions to the recent “Batman v Superman” film during The Worst Thing That Happened To Us This Week.

This episode’s Top Three List of the Week is about the team’s “top three hardest games that you’ve ever played (but also enjoyed)”. As Ben and Jared reminisce about the glory days of tough RTS games, Alex recalls building plutonic friend blanket forts when playing through Viewtiful Joe in high school.

Episode 32: A One Or A Ten

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OMD Ep13: Don’t Ever Call Moe Trash!

Otakus Must Die Ep13Today’s episode shuffles around the usual formula a bit by opening with a series rundown of the Spring anime season.  First impressions end up being quite positive, as both Alex and Jared are fairly impressed with the line up. Particularly Jared, who after a disastrously moe-light Winter finally has a few decent looking Cute Girls Doing Cute Things series to sink his teeth into! (This series rundown segment runs until the 38 minute mark if you decide to skip ahead).

In news the team covers the recent teaser that was made for a Planetarian anime project, and then gets excited at the news of the final negotiations occuring for Netflix to produce an American Death Note. Last but not least, the new Hunter x Hunter dub will have its American premiere on April 16th on Toonami.

The show ends with Jared and Alex giving their final thoughts on the Winter season, and they agree that Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash as well as Erased are definitely their favorites. Alex also mentions how much she ended up enjoying Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu for both its top tier art and excellent story telling.

Otakus Must Die Episode 13: Don’t Ever Call Moe Trash!

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GMD Ep31: Jaredvanni

GMD Ep31At the top of today’s episode Alex and Ben discuss their newfound obsession with mechanical keyboards, and Ben insists that Jared will soon join their ranks. Later when discussing recent gaming news the team decides that Pokemon Go is already looking like a shitty cash grab, but is still holding out hope that No Man’s Sky won’t follow in Spore’s shallow footsteps.

In and amongst discussion of more news including digital game trade-ins, Final Fantasy XV and Stardew Valley, Ben declares that there is no excuse for individuals to use Twitter and Jared refuses to “lower himself” to play JRPGs on handheld systems.

In What You Been Playin’ Bro? Alex talks about Don’t Starve Together and delivers her final thoughts on Fallout 4. The show wraps up with The Top Three List of the Week in which the team discusses their “top three games that you enjoyed but lost interest in and abandoned before finishing”.

Episode 31: Jaredvanni

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