Geekly World News – January 20, 2016

Welcome to the first ever edition of the Geekly World News, the Rogues’ Gallery’s news round up!


First up, we have the trailer for 10 Cloverfield Lane, the surprise sequel to 2008’s Cloverfield.
The trailer features John Goodman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and John Gallagher, Jr., and notably does not feature the found footage style of the first film. The film is directed by up-and-comer Dan Trachtenberg, and I’ve been looking forward to seeing what he can do with a feature length film since he released the short film Portal: No Escape in 2011. Now I’ll finally have my answer on March 11th of this year when the film is due to be released.

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Cupcakes & Lighter Fluid – Darkest Dungeon – 01: Mr. Bloodletter Will See You Now

In this extra-large episode of C&L, Shan and Vince explore the Cthulhoid horror of turn-based, gothic horror roguelike, Darkest Dungeon!

Cupcakes & Lighter Fluid – Gunpoint – 01: Spider Superbatman, P.I.

James and Vince dig into beloved pixel stealth/hacking game, Gunpoint!

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Cupcakes & Lighter Fluid – Prince of Persia – 07: Bullshit Boss Fight

“Who says you have to actually FIGHT the boss for more than 1/4 of the boss fight? Cowards and communists, that’s who!”

– Ubisoft, probably

Cupcakes & Lighter Fluid – Prince of Persia – 06: Artsy Planetarium

The Rogues come bearing gifts on this Xmas episode of C&L! Shan and Vince grapple with abstract Persian art… puzzle… things, and remark on all the wasted water in this castle.

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Cupcakes & Lighter Fluid – Prince of Persia – 05: The Symbol of Relevance

On this episode, Shan updates us on the fascinating happenings of her salad, we talk skeleton unionization and Persian Xmas trees.

Cupcakes & Lighter Fluid – Prince of Persia – 04: Prom Night Satan

In this episode of our Forgotten Sands playthrough, Satan gets ‘is hurns did, Shan talks Tor-Con, and we further reflect on absurd, Persian architecture.

Cupcakes & Lighter Fluid – Hitman: Absolution – 01: Shan, MASTER of Stealth

Shan takes control of Agent 47, the most dangerous gardener to ever live, as we take on Hitman! As you all know, Shan is a stealth game PRODIGY, so this oughtta be eas- Oh. Oh. They spotted us. Welp, everybody dies!

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Cupcakes & Lighter Fluid – Dark Souls – 11: SUCK IT, WIZARD.

Warlocks ruuuuuuule! James learns the finer arts of not being stabbed in the face, and tries his hand against the Belfry Gargoyles on this episode of C&L!

Cupcakes & Lighter Fluid – Prince of Persia – 05: Shan’s Sound Effect Theatre

On this episode of The Forgotten Sands, Shan shares her revelation about the sound she’ll make with her last breath, her fierce detest for ice puns, and we fight more hordes of skeleton goons. Also Satan.

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