Joined by the long-absent member of the original five, Shan and Vince kick the tires on our fancy new mic with a really interesting discussion on the tricky subject of introducing cultural mythologies into media (movies, games, etc), as well as geeking out on a number of subjects, including, but not limited to:
- The awesomeness that is Suits, and why watching it will immediately make you a better person.
- Shan brings us up on the season premier of Avatar: The Legend of Korra
- VIDJA GAMES!! We talk Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag, Infamous: Second Son, and Beyond: Two Souls.
Ever since video games became something even resembling mainstream, there’s been a lot of discussion about whether they’re bad for the people who play them. Games have been blamed for everything from poor eyesight, to ADD, and even rises in gun violence. Anyone who’s gamed for any significant period dismisses these concerns outright.
However, games don’t exist in a vacuum. They, like other forms of art and entertainment, are part of a give-and-take conversation we have with society. One often overlooked aspect of this conversation is the one non-Native people have about the First Peoples of North America.
This week, the common theme seems to be stuff we FINALLY got around to doing. Talking about Avengers, watching Firefly for the first time, playing Portal 2… this recording… >.>
Regardless, it took us a while to phenagle (how do you even SPELL phenagle? finagel? Finnagle?) our schedules into a recording session, and we had a lot of fun doing it. We hope you guys enjoy the results!
Running Time: 1h38m
Spoileriffic Avengers movie discussion, the potential
for disaster in Justice League, Ant-Man, and shared comic universe movies in general–> 2m35s-56m29s
E3, in all it’s gamey glory!!–> The Last of Us, Watch_Dogs, and Beyond: Two Souls, and Assassin’s Creed III: 56m30s-1h16m48s
Noah talks the Humble Indie Bundle (including quickfire reviews of Bastion and Amnesia): 1h16m50s-1h24m41s
Vince FINALLY watches Firefly, and Noah plays Portal 2, and a quickfire review of Mark Allen Smith’s book The Inquisitor: 1h25m01s-End