An Embarrassment of Riches



We’ve done three unusually large episodes this month, episodes filled to the very brim of our hosting capacity with exciting content that – sometimes – is even related to the topic at hand. We’re taking a week off from posting a new Blankcast, but we’ll still be hard at work on upcoming episodes. We’ll be back June 1 with our contentious, cantakerous review of a recent movie. Here’s a hint. “Deadlier than the male.”


14: The Times I Got Us Wiped



This week, we’ve got a Moderately Multiplayer podcast about Massively Multiplayer games. We L’ed FG, and Andy and J joined our party to talk about our favorite (and least favorite) MMOs.

This podcast contains adult language and spoilers for Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos and World of Warcraft.


13: It’s All in the Manual



PK, Andy, and Sean slouched into stiff-backed wooden chairs around a small, unpretentious table. The table was adorned with an electronic microphone in shades of black and silver, attended by a little black cord that wended its way out of sight to where a grim laptop waited expectantly. PK cleared his throat, a faint breath of dinner on his lips, to announce the idea, an an idea that had burrowed into his mind over the course of a hundred sleepless nights. An idea that had taken root in his psyche and burned until he could keep silent no longer. An idea that would change everything.

“Today,” he said, “today, we’re here to talk about minimalist storytelling.”

This podcast contains adult language and spoilers for Cave Story, Limbo, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, WALL-E, Myst, Dark Souls, The Last of Us, Red Dead Redemption, Double Dragon Neon, Destiny, Fallout 1, 2 and 3, XCOM: Enemy Unknown, Monster (the manga/anime), and Mass Effect 2 and 3.


Show Notes 12: Akatosh x Maker Slash Fic



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12: Akatosh x Maker Slash Fic



The drums of war resound across the land once again, as PK and Sean decide to fight over which is better: Dragon Age or the Elder Scrolls. Prepare for boring beaches, cool shirtless dwarves, and a lot of exaggeration! Only one will survive! Just kidding, we’re both fine.

This podcast contains adult language and spoilers for Death Note, Dragon Age: Origins, Dragon Age II, Dragon Age: Inquisition, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Final Fantasy VII, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, and Wing Commander II.


Show Notes 11: Sub-Zero, Shut Up Right Now



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11: Sub-Zero, Shut Up Right Now



The guys talk about their favorite fighting games – and why Sean hates every one of them.

This podcast contains adult language and spoilers for Street Fighter II, III, IV, and Alpha 3, Metal Gear Solid 2, 3, 4 and Portable Ops, X-Men: Emperor Vulcan, Super Smash Bros Brawl, Kirby’s Adventure (a.k.a. Kirby’s Nightmare), BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger, Guilty Gear, Guilty Gear X, Guilty Gear X2, Dead or Alive 4 and 5, Final Fantasy VII and Advent Children.