Totally Legit Pod 111: Mass Effect Super Show

HEY GUYS, GUESS WHAT GAME IS LAUNCHING THIS WEEK? That’s right, it’s time for Mass Effect: Andromeda, otherwise known as Spaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaace. We recorded this the day before the game launched, so it seemed appropriate to discuss all things Mass Effect. We’re sharing our list of the best and worst companions, including a discussion of why Jacob is just so boring. Also, does anyone remember Vega, because Liore sure forgot about him. We also take on some of the tepid reviews of Andromeda, and discuss how they’ve tempered our expectations, but also how janky animations are not the only reason we love this series. Also, enjoy Aro’s list of Top Five Garruses! Elly’s partner revises his companion list for more Garrus! And Liore… well, it turns out Garrus is one of the few characters she DIDN’T kill in Mass Effect 2. This podcast is also available as an unedited video: * Free Music Archive page for our theme, in THE crowd by The Years * Aro’s Etsy store

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The Usual Suspects (Patreon Preview)

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In this episode we will preview the latest Patreon exclusive episode “The Usual Suspects”.

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AggroChat #148 – Durability is Horrible

We hurt the ones we love.  This week we realize while talking about Zelda that when we talk about games on AggroChat we tend to often times dwell on the negative aspects.  This has been true with FFXIV and World of Warcraft, and apparently also extremely true with Zelda.  Last week I was the only one who had spent any time in Hyrule and this week both Kodra and Tam have as well.  We get off on some odd tangents during the night, like a discussion at the start of the show about Gas Station Food.  Largely however we talk Zelda, the Switch, and Amiibos.  We also have some final thoughts discussion about Horizon Zero Dawn and Final Fantasy XV in a non-spoilery manner.  We talk a bit about the upcoming Mass Effect Andromeda and our experiences with the limited time trial version of the game.

Topics Discussed: Gas Station Food – Zelda Breath of the Wild – Nintendo Switch – Nintendo Wii U – Amiibos – Horizon Zero Dawn Final Thoughts – Mass Effect Andromeda – Final Fantasy XV Thoughts

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Battle Bards Episode 94: Drakensang Online

Do you find the German language to be inherently terrifying? Then you’re going to love the soundtrack to this German MMORPG! Actually, it’s quite lovely and a diamond in the rough, at least according to some of the Battle Bards. Today’s episode ventures into territory marked by a drakensang — a “dragon’s song” — and emerges refreshed and renewed.

Episode 94 show notes

  • Intro (feat. “Overture,” “Where Ignorance Rules” and “A Glimpse of Atlantis”)
  • “Opening/River of Time”
  • “Fight for Glory”
  • “Potpourri”
  • “Freunde/Friends”
  • “Born in the Era of Heroes”
  • “Ferdok”
  • “Kusliker Scherzo”
  • Which one did we like the best?
  • Jukebox picks: “Hornet” from Hollow Knights, “Boost” from Velocity 2X, “Main Theme” from LEGO Dimensions
  • Outro (feat. “Home of Old Habits”)

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AggroChat #147 – Zoid Hunter Aloy

It always feels like we have a bunch of stuff to talk about the week after we record a game club show.  This time is no difference given that a bunch of games released in the meantime…  namely Horizon Zero Dawn and Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.  Grace has fallen into a deep Horizon shaped hole and various others have been playing it off and on as well.  We talk about how the game is really good at making you feel competent.  Similarly Belghast has been playing Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild… and talks about how that game is coming from a vastly different philosophy and is in turn good at making you feel weak and insignificant.  We talk about our recent indoctrination into the world of Gundam building, and finish off the show with some Mario Maker discussion and namely Kaizo style level design.

Topics Discussed: Mass Effect: Andromeda – Horizon Zero Dawn – Zelda Breath of the Wild – Competing Philosophy of Both Games – Building Gundams – Mario Maker – Kaizo Mario

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Cat Context 110: Zero Dawn! Andromeda! Nintendo Switch!

2017 has been a pretty action-packed year for video games thus far! Aro and Elly have been playing new release Horizon: Zero Dawn, and although they both have only put a few hours into it, they seem pretty pleased so far. The two talk about first impressions, and Elly even has a couple of sweet weapon tips. All three of us… have NOT bought the Nintendo Switch. The gang talk about why they passed on the Switch launch experience, and whether they really need a console that lets you play Zelda while at a hipster rooftop wine party. We also discuss the fate of our current portable game devices.. including something called a Vita? Huh. Sony says they’ve never heard of it. We didn’t even intend to talk about Mass Effect: Andromeda, but of course we did. 11 days, people. Eleven days! CALIBRATE YOURSELVES. Also, Aro is actually finishing Mass Effect 3! Elly is kind of over WoW again! Liore gets real mad about Bethesda games, even though she wants to love them! This podcast is also available as an unedited video: * Free Music Archive page for our theme, in THE crowd by The Years * Aro’s Etsy store

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One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)

In this episode Dana takes a look at one of the greatest films ever made!

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AggroChat #146 – The Final Fantasy XV Show

Tonight we record probably our most odd AggroChat Game Club show.  Namely because essentially we divided the show into two part.  The first part is general impressions about the game and the second half is full spoiler discussion of the story.  The reason why we drew this line in the sand… is because while Ashgar, Kodra and Tam finished the game, Belghast, Grace and Thalen are still very much enjoying the game at their own pace.  In the end this was a game that was very different for each person playing it.  So join us as we hash out our thoughts.

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Battle Bards Episode 93: It’s a madhouse!

It’s taken this long, but the Battle Bards have gone completely and irreversibly insane in the membrane! Today the team cracks open the door of the MMO music funhouse to see what off-kilter, crazy, and manic tunes may be found. WARNING: Once you’ve entered the asylum, you might find yourself a resident… for life!

Episode 93 show notes

  • Intro (feat. “Cutely Grotesque and Certifiably Insane” from WildStar, “The Dream Palace” from The Secret World, and “Mischief” from Infinite Crisis)
  • “The Lunatic Court” from Guild Wars 2
  • “Woman Peeling Potatoes” from Tree of Savior
  • “Steel Rose” from Aion
  • “The Vault (Joker’s Funhouse)” from DC Universe Online
  • “Select a Sim 2” from The Sims Online
  • “The Haunted Manor” from Final Fantasy XIV
  • “Dirge of the Damned” from Glitch
  • Which one did we like the best?
  • Jukebox picks: “Tailor Made” from Lemmings (SNES), “Main Theme” from Robinson the Journey, and “Delphinus Delphis” from Abzu
  • Outro (feat. “Dark Astoria Raimi Arcade” from City of Heroes)

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Bill Paxton

In this very special episode, Dana looks back at the career of one of his favorite actors!

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