Month: May 2015

Super Splaturday

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Splatography by Dylan Schneider

“I’m in if you’re in,” I said, and that was that. Matt drove out to Target before it shut, and I set my alarm to wake me up at nine in the morning, so I could walk into town in time to pick up my copy of Splatoon. Neither of us had any real drive to play it beforehand, but it only took us about an hour of joint enabling until we made the decision. It cost more money than I set aside for two weeks (I’m really poor these days, blame David Cameron), but I figured that even if it ended up being a bad decision in the long term, it would be worthwhile to get in on the ground floor and enjoy the first weekend of a game’s life.

We played a lot of Splatoon the next day.

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Abnormal Mapping 29: The Dot Zone

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We’re joined by our erstwhile third chair for an adventure in the sun-drenched days of a childhood none of us can remember, tearing around 70s Japan with our friends, our backpack fresh and our faces fresher as we make new friends and go on adventures with Attack of the Friday Monsters. There’s more in this episode, but I promise you none of it has anything to do with video games. I’d apologize, but I’m pretty sure 2/3 of our podcast members like it that way.

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Things Discussed: Super Mario Bros 2., New Super Mario Bros 2., Spelunky, The Binding Of Issac, Scroll VG Issue 10, John Cena’s Giant Hands, Soulja Boy’s flag planted in game crit, Retronauts’ prog rock episode

This Month’s Game Club Game: Attack of the Friday Monsters: A Tokyo Tale

Next Month: Tony Hawk’s Project 8

Music This Episode
Blown Away by Kevin MacLeod
Character Select from SMB2 by Koji Kondo
Toll of Small Happiness by Hideki Sakamoto
Attack of the Friday Monsters Main Theme by Hideki Sakamoto

Let’s Play: Broken Age Act Two

Way back last year, I Let’s Played the first act of Broken Age. Now Act Two has been released, and I’m here to finish the job. It’ll be a slightly more substantial Let’s Play just in terms of the size of the game; the second half is a lot longer then the first. Also, it contains about 200% more of me being confused at adventure games.

Act Two begins at Episode 10, the embed seems to be poor at remembering that.


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Abnormal Mapping 28: The King and W

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It’s a very special Abnormal Mapping as we transform the podcast set into a late night studio and invite two of gaming’s most infamous bad boys for a nice sit down chat. The King of the Koopas takes center stage to talk his new book, the geopolitics of the mushroom kingdom, and his complex family life that keeps even a democratically elected monarch on his toes. Then, surprise guest Wario offers us the dirt on Nintendo’s business practices, a new way to look at the history of small games, and what exactly the #evilgames movement entails. It’s the first Abnormal Mapping panel show, and we hope that you enjoy these intimate looks at the lives of the villains we take for granted.

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Thanks to Mike Joffe, who set up these interviews for us. Our mic’s wouldn’t be singed by turtle fire without his contributions.

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Next Game Club: Attack of the Friday Monsters!!

Music This Episode
Saturday Night Live Theme 1985-1994 by Howard Shore
Blown Away by Kevin MacLeod
Wario Dance Company by Naoko Mitome, Masanobu Matsunaga, Yasuhisa Baba
Gamecube Boot Music by Toru Minegishi
Ignorance is Bliss by Jellyfish

Morning Mario: Super Mario Bros. 2

As a new day dawns, so too does a new Mario, for the great work shall never reach its end. It’s time to play Mario 2, once every day, until the deed is once more done. May the heavens have mercy on my soul.


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