Episode 344: Game of the Year 2013 (Review of Hinges)

Rogue LegacyWe run down our favorite games of 2013, have a quick chat about One Way and Owlturd, and agree to disagree about Meredith McClaren’s Hinges. All lists are now suspended (until December).

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Episode 343: The End of the Year Best of 2013 EXTRAVAGANZA

2014 glasses look stupid

News

  • (8:25) Jason Brubaker’s Sithrah coming in 2014
  • (9:00) Christopher Baldwin’s One Way has launched

Award for You’re Doing It Wrong for 2013 goes to …

  • Sinfest (fix the RSS, your comic is amazing and I hate missing out on it)

The First Break

Steve has been playing a lot of Terraria with his son lately; it’s a great form of male bonding that doesn’t involve actual sports. So here’s a jammed-out version of the game’s winter theme.

Best Horizons Watch of 2013

The Second Break

Steve plays a lot of Starcraft. Hence the music from Starcraft II.

Best Digital Strips Reviewed Comic of 2013

The Third Break

Steve’s resolution is to use less video game remixes for his break tunes, so here’s a piano piece. (I make no such resolution.)

  • (37:35) “Atlantis” by Pianochocolate

Best Webcomic of 2013

All this, plus!

  • Steve saves everyone from Jason
  • How DO birds make babies?
  • If you love something, try to make it yourself
  • Remember Vitamin C? You do now
  • Art Talk with Arty McArtart and Steve O’Noart
  • Steve knows how you poop
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Episode 342: The Distraction Will Be Chromecasted (Horizons Watch feat. The Girl From Hell City and Nuclear Winter)

Yo Gabba Gabba!Whatcha Been Readin’

News/Opinion

The Midshow Break

From listening to our ramblings (which aren’t currently available, so ignore this completely), you’ll know that I’m terrible, in that I look at my Amazon Wish List and ask it to show me what has already been purchased. In doing so, I know that the new Legend of Zelda on 3DS (an addition to one of the greatest games of all time, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past) is coming to me eventually. However, I do not have it in my possession yet.

For this reason, I am including a remix from that game as our midshow break. Because if I have to suffer, so do you.

The Feature (Horizon’s Watch)

All this, plus!

  • I want a hippopotamus and Dominick the Donkey for Christmas
  • Can YOU cheat the Amazon machine?
  • Socks: Underwear for your feet.
  • Steve hears what he wants to hear (re: Euro Men Online)
  • Flah-vee-ay? Flay-vie?
  • Steve Chromecasts Yo Gabba Gabba for his son. While he’s podcasting. It’s distracting.
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Episode 341: We Missed This (Did You?)

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Whatcha Been Readin’/Whatcha Thinkin’ About

News/Opinion

The First Midshow Break

Of course, when we don’t have a conversation for two months, the first one back is going to be about poop and movies. This remix from Mega Man X4 by BONKERS gets us through it.

The Second Midshow Break

Shortly after our first conversation, the second invovles genetalia. Some things never change. Nothing goes better with that topic than a piece from Pokemon Crystal Version by PROTO-DOME.

Mentions

All this, plus!

  • Steve’s worst intro ever?
  • What’s Jason been up to? Not showing people his wang.
  • The glorious world of barriers to entry
  • Jason goes to Kansas, eats Mexican food at a gas station
  • Not to be outdone, Steve eats at a trailer park-only restaurant
  • Discussions of podcast siren etiquette
  • How much dog doo do you think is in YOUR leaf pile?
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Episode 340: And Still, The Oyster War Rages On … (Catchin’ Up with Oyster War)

Sloth from The Goonies as Pirate SupermanWhatcha Been Readin’

News/Opinion

  • (9:00) Tim Buckley is doing it wrong (CAD)

The Midshow Break
Will Steve’s kid pee his pants? Not if this special robot has anything to say about it. Music by Main Finger (which I think we’ll all agree is the best finger) from Street Fighter II: The World Warrior.

The Feature

Mentions

All this, plus!

  • You know that movie you love? Jason never saw it.
  • More Goonies references than any other podcast this year
  • Are rabbits animals?
  • Seriously, don’t go chasing waterfalls
  • Darker creator: Guillermo del Toro or Dr. Seuss?
  • Will you come to my convention?
  • If your endgame is 1700 pages into the future, you have no endgame
  • Don’t you DARE write eMail
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Episode 339: Poppydash (Horizons Watch feat. Balderdash and Poppy)

Moss from The IT Crowd

Whatcha Been Readin’

News

The Midshow Break
Wanna learn something disturbing about Steve? Then listen up (to our midshow break).

The Feature

Mentions

All this, plus!

  • YOU CAN’T SHUT THIS DOWN
  • Introducing … Jason “The Fancy Pillow” Sigler
  • We talk politics!
    • And promise to never talk politics again
  • Newsarama has many ads
    • Some of which are incredibly loud
  • Give Steve an elk to ride and some magic and he is set for LIFE
  • BORIS THE POMPABOAR
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Episode 338: Not The Kind Of Girl You Take Home To Momma (Review feat. Nimona)

Snack Pack chocolate puddingWhatcha Been Readin’

  • (5:30) Decrypting Rita by Egypt Urnash
  • (7:45) Glam Rock Gorilla by Brett Von Doom (a.k.a. Hammer Smith), Kelsey “KG” Bigelow, Ser Tom the Blind, Astro Sarah, Maya Nord, and Summoner (GOD I hate webcomics sometimes)

The Midshow Break

What’s more gross: Steve’s kid wetting the bed or the dreams this bedwetting interrupted? Find out while enjoying the dulcet tones of our midshow music.

  • (13:55) ”Seppuku” by Brandon Strader

The Feature

  • (18:10) Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

Mentions/References/A List of Comics You Should Be Reading

All this, plus!

  • Steve can’t help but work some Marvel cynicism into his intro
  • We learn the true secret of the ninja
  • Fat Peter Jackson
  • We decide George Lucas might be an ok dude after all
  • Our annual reminder that horizontally scrolling comics are the worst
  • More enlightened thoughts on inkOUTBREAK (including comments from the man who runs it, Brian King)
  • Jason is an abused spouse and is kind of ok with that
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Episode 337: Strong Female What? (Review feat. Strong Female Protagonist)

The Steve Austin ShowWhatcha Been Readin’

The News

The Midshow Break

No, I did not bring up The Steve Austin Show so I could play this rockin’ tune. (But seriously, go listen to that show if you haven’t already.)

  • (14:00) Stone Cold Steve Austin’s theme

The Feature

Mentions/References

All this, plus!

  • My mom, the Facebook stalker
  • Feeling bad about yourself? Visit the county fair!
  • If you’re seeing too many friend’s kids on Facebook, then you’re probably spending too much time on Facebook
  • Jason’s spider sense sucks
  • RESPECT YOUR ELDERS
  • Be the guy who poops while he reads Wonderella (be like Jason)
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Episode 336 – With a Bang! (Gunnerkrigg Court Book Club: Final Edition)

An image depicting the story and foretelling of Tom Siddell's Gunnerkrigg CourtWhatcha Been Readin’

The News

  • (6:35) Mike Norton took home Best Online Comic at the Harvey Awards for Battlepug
    • (7:40) Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkins (Penny Arcade) team up with Strip Search Season One winner, Katie Rice (Skadi) to do a Diablo III comic
    • (10:00) Harley Quinn suicide comic contest puts DC in hot water, including Phillip M. Jackson (Sequential Art)

The Midshow Break

Everyone likes to hear birds, but no one wants to hear farts (alright, very few people), so we combined the two using a tale from Jason’s sordid past and …

The Feature

Mentions/References

All this, plus!

  • Jason vs. a squirrel: WHO WILL WIN
  • We start this episode out a little bluer than usual, talking about Snuggle parties and things … get weird for a bit
  • Non-porn uses for your web browser’s porn mode
  • Jason uses a transition he’s been sitting on for a week, for sure
  • Fun things for Demon Hunters to do
  • Where should octopi live?
  • That 90′s swoon
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Episode 335 – Crude, But Sweet (Horizons Watch feat. Chippy and Loopus and Mary Death)

The evolution of Chuck E. CheeseWhatcha Been Readin’

The News

  • Dickwolves: Why they’re still a thing and why it needs to stop
    • Patrick Klepek of Giant Bomb compiled a good source for the incident and fallout (scan to the end of the article, though the whole thing is, as he says, Worth Reading)

The Midshow Break

In honor of Mighty No. 9 (spiritual successor to Mega Man) and it’s already incredibly successful Kickstarter, I’ve included some tunes from The Blue Bomber’s second (and likely best) outing, as our midshow music.

The Feature

Mentions/References

All this, plus!

  • Mystery Men (Jason’s never seen it)
  • Burger King Creepy Dude skin available exclusively at 7-11!
  • Jason pre-orders The Avengers for his relatives; Steve? Mamma Mia
  • The Disney font is BONKERS
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