Player’s Guide Triple Threat

Sorry about the radio silence for a while guys. Technical issues have plagued both our end and Digital Fiasco, which led to the audio tracks of our last three episodes being locked away out of reach.

Anyways, we have them now! Enjoy our episode about giant robots in video games and movies, Jackson and Daniel’s personal gaming histories, and a wide-spanning episode about the Final Fantasy franchise.

Giant Robots:

Gaming Nostalgia:

Final Fantasy:

 

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Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Crime Rider

Hello everyone!

We’re back with another episode. For those of you who do not follow us on the various social medias outside of WordPress, this is the first episode released alongside a BIG format change.

We have partnered with another group of content creators called Digital Fiasco. As the owners of a phenomenal streaming facility, DF have graciously allowed us access to their resources. We are now going LIVE every second Wednesday on their Twitch channel:

twitch.tv/digital_fiasco

Our first live episode happened this past Wednesday, during which we discussed the third-best show on TV: Brooklyn Nine-Nine – a heart-warming cop show close to the hearts of both your hosts.

What we are posting now is the audio transcript of that episode. Since it is the transplantation of a live stream, it will be a little different than usual. We will be referencing a Twitch chat that you cannot see, but there is still enough discussion to keep you intrigued.

And of course, recommendations:

This week you should watch Coco

This week you should watch Hereditary 

Final Fantasy X: More Belts Than Ever Before

Hey everyone,

Jackson and Daniel are back with another nostalgia-focused video game review. On this episode they took a look back at Final Fantasy 10. As one of the most influential games in a legendary franchise, there is a lot to discuss with a game that is now almost 17 years old.

Whether you are curious about a game you haven’t played, or excited to take a walk back to the sun-soaked summer of 2001, this is the episode for you.

As always, your hosts provide some distractions to get you through the next two weeks before the next episode:

This week you should listen to the podcast Guys We Fucked 

This week you should play the new God of War 

 

Infinity War: Very Good Gay Dads

Surprise, surprise – we’re talking about the latest MCU movie.

A decade of build-up has brought us to Avengers: Infinity War, the two-part opus of Marvel’s (Disney’s) Cinematic Universe. In this episode, your hosts reflect on Part 1. Of course, there are a ton of spoilers about the movie itself. But here is a bonus spoiler about the episode as a whole: Jackson and Daniel actually agree on something for once.

It is nearly impossible to live up to the fan expectations that come with a project as drawn out as the MCU – but Infinity War does an admirable job of trying to please. While it is certainly an impressive spectacle, your hosts dig in deeper to find out if there is any bang behind the flash.

They also toss out some recommendations:

This week you should watch A Quiet Place

This week you should play Monster Prom 

Black Panther: The Best Q

Hey everyone, we’re back with the content you crave:

Two white dudes talking about Black Panther.

Both Daniel and Jackson agree that this is the best of the MCU so far, and warranted a full episode. There is a lot of important cultural context for this movie as well, and while we’re not fully equipped to discuss that at length, we are gonna do our best to convince you that this is not only a great movie, but an important one you should see.

We also have some recommendations:

This week you should read The Best of Richard Matheson 

This week you should listen to Weird Al Yankovich’s Poodle Hat

 

Canadiana: Merlobsters

Hello everyone,

We are back with another episode. This week we take a look at some of the media that has been churned out of Canada’s entertainment industry over the years. We try our best to cover everything from TV to movies to music, but still only end up scratching the surface.

Returning guest Shelby joins us on our journey as we discuss our country’s obsession with the survival narrative, reminisce over vintage YTV, and expound on the virtues of Canadian hip-hop.

While Canada is definitely in focus this episode, you should also check out these recommends:

This week you should play The World Ends With You

This week you should read In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

This week you should listen to the podcast Happier by Gretchen Rueben 

Overwatch: Butt Central

Despite my laptop’s best efforts to die, we are back!

This week marks two big events for the podcast: Firstly, we have a brand new guest! Our friend Sharon makes her debut appearance. Secondly, for the first time since our second-ever episode, we have two guests on the show simultaneously. Old stalwart Donovan returns, hot on the heels of his Christmas-movie-centric appearance.

All of this hullabaloo is focused on video game phenomena Overwatch. Blizzard’s current marquee title has taken the world of first-person shooters by storm, transcending the usual boundaries of the genre in a boundary-breaking way that hasn’t been seen in a long time.

With the debut of Overwatch League right around the corner, it seemed like the appropriate time to tackle the topic. From what each of us enjoys about the game, to why its popularity has remained so high years after its release, this is the episode for anyone who has encountered the brightly-coloured cast on Imgur and wants to know what the deal is.

Also, recommendations:

This week you should watch The Shape of Water

This week you should read fantasy classic The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien 

This week you should also watch Ultimate Beastmaster on Netflix

This week you should play Valkyria Chronicles 

Theme music courtesy of: purple-planet.com