Ep 055 – NotGTAV, Elegy For A Dead World (I Intend This Audio Leveling Satirically)

Steve engages with some burlesque. Aaron becomes Sci-Fi Keats. And, of course, everybody loves getting out the dictionary.

0:00:35 – NotGTAV
0:16:31 – Elegy For A Dead World
1:01:10 – The Plugz

Other mentions include; Snake (game), Nokia 8210 / 3315 (device), Solid Snake (character), GTA (series), Bully, Red Dead (series), Film Crit Hulk, AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! – A Reckless Disregard for Gravity, Drunken Robot Pornography, Girls Like Robots, Percy Bysshe Shelley (poet), George Gordon Byron (poet), John Keats (poet), Ed Wood (director), The World is Not Enough (film), Die Another Day (film), Casino Royale (film), Pulp Fiction (film), The Man Who Sold the Word (song), David Bowie (we miss you), Inception (film), Atlas Shrugged (book), Ayn Rand (writer), Cameron Crowe (director), Say Anything (film), South Park (TV series), Catcher in the Rye (book), O Solitude! If I Must With Thee Dwell (poem), Dan Simmons (writer), The Hyperion Cantos (book series), Charles Dickens (writer), William Shakespeare (writer), Stephen King (writer), J.D. Salinger (writer), Tenouttaten (blog), The Castle Doctrine, Super Mario Maker, Neverwinter Nights, Minecraft, Bioshock Infinite, Darius Kazemi (does weird internet things).

Ep 054 – Madam, You Are Being Hunted, Cities:Skylines (“Curse You, Sky Blanket”)

Aaron changes the name of the game, Tony lays grid aligned rows. And, of course, no one bats an eye at the move to wind power.

0:00:34 – Madam, You Are Being Hunted
0:44:25 – Cities:Skylines
1:21:47 – The Plugz

Other mentions include: Wikipedia (the best), Kickstarter (website), Illidan (character), World of Warcraft, Rock Paper Shotgun (website), Jim Rossignol (writer), Django Unchained (film), Star Wars (film series), Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture, The Binding of Isaac, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, The Witness, Left 4 Dead, Don’t Starve, Steam Workshop (digital modding platform), The Simpsons (TV series), Sim City (2013), The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Fallout (series), Maxis (developer).

Ep 053 – Jurassic Park: The Game, Mushroom 11 (You Are A Kevin Smith Character)

Tony examines his own arm and QTE’s a dinosaur, while Steve molds clay. And, of course, trust the fungus.

Tales Of Monkey Island (series), Steven Spielberg (director), Jurassic Park (film), John Williams (composer), Sam Raimi (director), The Evil Dead (film), Dennis Nedry (character), Fight Night Round 3, Doctor Who (TV series), Creepy Watson (character), Snakes On A Plane (film), Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns Of The Patriots, Heavy Rain, Conker’s Bad Fur Day, Alanis Morissette (musician), Rick And Morty (TV series), Dark Souls, Ian Malcolm (character), Ellie Sattler (character), Laura Dern (actress), Wild At Heart (film), Crusader Kings II, Roland Barthes (philosopher), Lee Everett (character), The Walking Dead (series), Moby (musician), Jon Hamm (actor), John Hammond (character), Back To The Future: The Game (series), Game Of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series, The Wolf Among Us: A Telltale Games Series, Until Dawn, The Secret Of Monkey Island, Sam & Max (series), Wallace & Gromit (series), Puzzle Agent (series), Poker Night At The Inventory (series), Sid Meier (developer), Civilization (series), God Of War (series), Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (series), Chris Pratt (actor), Wikipedia (website), Super Mario Bros. (film), Bridge-builder (genre), Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade (film), Super Meat Boy, Little Big Planet, Cliffhanger (film), Rock Band, Dogville (film), Lars Von trier (director), No Time To Explain, Twitch.tv (web service), Five Nights At Freddy’s, Mario Bros., Spelunky, Souls (game series), Downloadable Context (podcast), Matt Ditton (game director), Birdman (film)

Ep 052 – Hitman: Absolution, They Breathe (What Will Murlocs Suffer Through?)

Despite it being key, Steve forgets Diana name and we all call her Diane for the entirety. Aaron has a startling realisation about amphibious Elk. And, of course, we over do the heckling.

Other mentions include; Pirates of the Caribbean (film series), Star Wars (film series), Bioshock Infinite, Twin Peaks (tv series), Spy (film), Maxibon (ice cream), Sublime (ice cream), Golden Gaytime (ice cream), Toucan (ice cream), Magnum Ego (ice cream), Cornetto (ice cream), Eddie Murphy, Australian Localisation of Captain America, Gears Of War, Army Of Two, Mass Effect, Mitchell and Webb, Golf Banter, Batman Arkham (series), The Last Of Us, Val Kilmer, Jurassic World (film), Hook (film), Event Horizon (film), Star War: The Force Awakens (film), Assassin’s Creed (game series), Dark Souls (series), Zelda (series), Dwarf Fortress, Pulp Fiction (film), Max Payne (series), Kill Switch, The Muppet Movie (film), The Rainbow Connection (song), Siskel and Ebert (TV show), David Bowie (musician), Fight Club (film), Hans Zimmer (musician), Bruce Springsteen (musician), Born to Run (song), Lost in the Flood (song), The River (song), Rosalita (Come Out Tonight) (song), Darkness on the Edge of Town (song), Jungleland (song), The Borg (resistance is futile), The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Gone Home (game), Dear Esther (game), Batman (character), Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson (actor), Welcome to the Jungle (film), Tom Hanks (actor), Bridge of Spies (film), Jimmy Fallon (comedian), Super Mario 3D World (game), Braid (game), Crusader Kings II (game), The Drowned World (book), J.G. Ballard (author), Good Will Hunting (film)

Ep 051 – Message Quest, Avadon 2: The Corruption (“Is There Anything More 80s Than Bobby Brown?”)

This week, Aaron searches for context. Tony plays a role. And, of course, the heckling is subtle, but present.

0:01:08 – Message Quest
0:48:19 – Avadon 2: The Corruption
1:36:29 – The Plugz

Other mentions include: Star Wars: A New Hope (film), Star Wars: The Force Awakens (film), Blue Velvet (film), Back To The Future (film), Castlevania 64, Castlevania 1-63, Brian Blessed (actor), Boss Nass (character), The Sims (series), WALL-E (character), Mass Effect (series), Captain N: The Game Master (animated series), Where’s Wally? (book series), The Wiz (film), The Wizard (film), Nintendo Power Glove (peripheral), Super Mario Brothers 3, Harry Potter (film series), Splinter Cell (series), Tinkerbell (character), Howzat (song), Guybrush Threepwood (character), Princess Peach (character), The Banner Saga, Song of the South (film), Daisy (character), Rosalina (character), Waluigi (character), Toadette (character), Linkle (character), Conker’s Bad Fur Day, Sam and Max (series), Broken Age, Hot Shots (film), Epic Movie (film), Family Guy (animated series), Bioshock Infinite, Assassin’s Creed II, Mario (character), Game of Thrones (TV series), Avadon: The Black Fortress, Avadon 3: The Warborn, Jeff Vogel (developer), Mariann Krizsan (developer), Edna Mode (character), The Witcher 2: Assassins Of Kings, Diablo (series), Castle Of The Winds, Torchlight (series), Diablo II, Jim Raynor (character), Lorne Michaels (producer), Tyler Durden (character), Fallout 4, Fallout: New Vegas, Dungeons & Dragons (tabletop game), Cyberpunk 2020 (tabletop game), Shadowrun (tabletop game).

Ep 050 – Terraria, Tower Of Guns (“I’ve Obfuscated My Dearth Of Concern”)

This week, Tony delights in a progress bar. Steve checks out these guns. And, of course, Happy New Year!

0:02:15 – Terraria
0:47:51 – Tower Of Guns
1:12:55 – The Plugz

Other mentions include: The Two Ronnies (TV show), Billy Pilgrim (character), Here Comes The Hotstepper (song), Sublime (band), David Tennant (actor), Doctor Who (TV series), Kate Beckinsale (actress), Thief (series), Peter Garrett (musician / politician), Spin Doctors (band), Simple Minds (band), It (novel), Stephen King (author), Zelda (series), Fable (series), You Can’t Do That On Television (TV series), Nickelodeon (TV network), Ghostbusters (film), Minecraft, Steam Early Access (release platform), Fallout 4, The Binding Of Isaac, DayZ, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Fallout 3, Shadow Of The Colossus, Lego (toy), Serious Sam (series), Quake (series), Borderlands (series), Mario (series), Drunken Robot Pornography, Rogue, Rogue Legacy, The Binding Of Isaac, Double Dragon, Welcome To The Jungle (film), The Dark Tower (book series), Beastie Boys (band), Santeria (song).

Ep 049 – The Banner Saga, Depth (“Never Go Full Analog”)

This week Steve uses 4 willpower to not be distracted by pretty art. Aaron learns that sharks are the dragons of the sea. And, of course, it’s been a year since we started this, wow.

0:01:13 – The Banner Saga
0:47:12 – Depth
1:34:45 – The Plugz

Telltale (Company), They Might Be Giants (band), (and other music references…), The Force, Skulls Of The Shogun, The Martix, Renowned Explorers; International Society, Grand Theft Auto V, Ernest Hemingway (author), Curlew (bird), Sid Meier’s Pirates!, StarFlight by Binary Systems, Austin Wintory (composer), Crimson Peak (film), Guillermo Del Toro, The Conjuring (film), Princess Bride (film), Fire Emblem (series), Advance Wars (series), Disgaea (series), X-Com (series), Saul Bass (artist), Jaws (film), Chief Brody (character), The Evil Dead (film), James Cameron (director), Deepsea Challenge 3D (film), David Bowman (character), 2001: A Space Odyssey (film), Leon: The Professional (film), Close Encounters of the Third Kind (film), Evolve (game), Left 4 Dead (game), Counter-Strike (game), StarCraft (game), World of WarCraft (game), Goat Simulator (game), The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (film).

Ep 048 – Viridi, Driver San Francisco (“What Dost Thou Reckon?”)

This week, Aaron watches some succulents but doesn’t get to click very much, while Tony watches some cutscenes but doesn’t get to drive very much. And, of course, we botch the opening.

01:02 – Viridi
52:18 – Driver San Francisco
1:44:43 – The Plugz

Other mentions include: Maximum Overdrive (film), Primus (band), Monty Python and the Holy Grail (film), The NeverEnding Story (film), Mighty Mouse (cartoon), The Riddler (character), Jim Carrey (actor), Warhammer 40,000 (franchise), Peter Gabriel (musician), Fallout (series), Harry Potter (series), Frog Fractions, Call of Duty (series), Mountain, David O’Reilly (developer), Joaquin Phoenix (actor), Her (film), The Fountain (film), Darren Aronofsky (director), Leigh Alexander (writer), Gamasutra (website), Kit Harrington (actor), Varitas, Just Cause 3, Progress Quest (game), Eric Fredrickson (developer), Desert Bus (game), Austin Powers (film series), Game Of Thrones (TV series), Harry Potter (book series), Sergio Leone (director), Trent Reznor (composer), Bill Pullman (actor), John Frankenheimer (director), Vanishing Point (film), The Dukes Of Hazzard (TV series), Trinity (character), The Matrix (film), Carrie-Anne Moss (actress), Bose (company), Audi (company), Pepsi (company), Mario Kart, Need For Speed (series), The Crew, Mission To Mars (film), Driver (series), Wheelman (referred to as “Vin Diesel’s The Driver”), Clive Owen (actor), Drive Angry (film) The Hire (short film series), The Transporter (film series), Burnout, The Hunger Games (book series), The Expendables (film series), Sylvester Stallone (actor), Grand Theft Auto V, Dirty Harry (film series), Michael Bay (director), The Rock (film), Psychonauts 2, Stone (film), Spec Ops: The Line.

Ep 047 – RAGE, QuantZ (“We’re Letting Features Creep In, This Is Great!”)

This week, Tony drives a car but doesn’t get to shoot anything, while Steve matches things in a Snood like fashion. And, of course, we’re not exactly sure what that noise is.

00:54 – RAGE
47:05 – QuantZ
1:18:27 – The Plugz

Other mentions include;
YouTube (website), Ridley Scott (director), Michael Bay (director), Armageddon (film), Tony Stark (character), Iron Man (film), Robert Downey Jr. (actor), Gatorade (energy drink), Jon Snow (character), Ygritte (character), HAL 9000 (character), 2001: A Space Odyssey (film), GLaDOS (character), SHODAN (character), Red Queen (character), Aliens (film), Samantha (character), Her (film), Tennis For Two, Space War, Kevin Spacey (actor), Moon (film), Independence Day (film), Mad Max (film series), Ozymandias (character), Spectre (film), Christoph Waltz (actor), Fallout (series), Far Cry (series), Borderlands (series), Alfred Hitchcock (director), Grand Theft Auto (series), Jesse Pinkman (character), Breaking Bad (TV series), Resident Evil 4, Derren Brown (illusionist/mentalist), Collapse, Snood, Zuma, Fruit Ninja, Super Meat Boy, Hotline Miami, Luftrausers, Jane Fonda (actor) Newsroom (TV series), pachinko, Godus, Big Fish Games, Peggle, Hungry Hungry Hippos, Tetrisphere, Sphere (film), Odin Sphere, Final Fantasy, Chess, Osmos

Ep 046 – Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine, The Novelist (“Swiping Right For Google”)

This week, Steve adheres, at least broadly, to The Codex. Aaron is pretty sure he’s actually a ghost, or maybe a muse. And, of course, Tony reveals silence to be the ultimate heckling tool.

0:01:26 – Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine
0:41:05 – The Novelist
1:31:52 – The Plugz

Jubba The Hut (character), Salacious B. Crumb (Character), DMC, Bayonetta, Dawn Of War (series), Chris Metzen, Skype (internet chat program), Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dolph Lundgren, Sylvester Stallone, The Expendables (film series), Creed (film), Creed (band), Assassin’s Creed (series), Firefly (tv series), Battlestar Galactica (tv series), Scabbers, The Rat (character), Gary Oldman, Metal Gear (series), Iron Man (character), AC/DC (band), Uncharted (series), Halo (series), Final Fantasy (series), World Of Warcraft, Alien (film), Gears Of War (series), Starship Troopers (book/film), Borderlands (series), Luke Skywalker (character), Wikipedia (website), Wikia (website), Star Wars (film series), Metal Gear Rising Revengence, Crytek (company), P.T. (game), Panic Room (film), Transformers (series), Jaws (film), Chief Brody (character), Alfred Hitchcock (director), Vertigo (film), Louie the Fly (mascot), Mortein (brand), IKEA (store), True Detective (TV series), Papers Please (game), Cart Life (game), Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture (game), Explosions in the Sky (band), American Beauty (film), Forrest Gump (film), Rainier Wolfcastle (character), Chris Cooper (actor), K-PAX (film), Kurt Russell (actor), Cloud Atlas (film), The Big Lebowski (film), Star Wars (film series), Jeff Bridges (actor), The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes (film), Casper the Friendly Ghost (comic series), Paranormal Activity (film series), Patrick Swayze (actor), Ghost (film), Keanu Reeves (actor), The Lake House (film), Bruce Willis (actor), The Sixth Sense (film), Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (film), Matthew Mcconaughey (actor), Tinkerbell (character), Messiah (game), Geist (game), SBS (television channel), Ernest Hemingway (author), Gone Home (game), Sam (character), Stephen King (author), Greedo (character), Toy Story 2 (film), The Last of Us (game), The Vanishing of Ethan Carter (game), Dear Esther (game), The Witness (game), Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs (game), Ed McMahon (comedian)