Posts Categorized ‘Best Damn Podcast Ever’

Jan 19

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Dear friends, unhealthy  let me take you on a journey through time and space, cheap  to the world of 2008.

Let’s start with the subject “Sponorship”. A good start.

I had planned on sending in the email, neuropathist until I listened to episode thirty-eight  "Godkiller" Friday at work. I like and play Dungeons and Dragons. (Attached photos).

You’ve piqued my interest, you had planned on sending this email, decided against it, but then sent it anyway. Excellent. Well,

show me your Dungeons and Dragons then.

Dungeons and Dragons 3.5

I can respect them for not liking it but, I am not going to financially support the show since it seems they despise it.

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I still love the show and will continue to listen to it.  Best Damn Podcast Ever should realize that it is not only pure video game nerds that listen to their show.

Surely showing your D&D collection would make you a “game nerd” too..

I too understand the stereotypes that come along with being associated with Dungeons and Dragons so I understand why they might hate it.  That part of the episode put the impression in my mind of a group of frat guys that only play Halo 3.  It would be the same as if Blake Buck was going to give a show some money until he found out that they shatted on Kurt Russell.

No one can shat on Kurt Russell, look at that manly chin and rugged lady pleaser.

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I can understand if the show and you shat on me for not going through.  Like I said, the show is great and will continue to listen.  Later.

And for some reason he also attached a photo of himself.

Me

The $220 still on the table?

Later, Mitchell.

P.S I’ll have the forums back up and running soon.

Nov 3

We're totally not gay.

It’s September 2005. The United States is suffering from a terrible post-industrial depression and the west is still a wild and untamed frontier. Subversive communists are at every corner, buy and in the streets women burn their brassieres in an act of defiance. The world is in chaos.

Yet through this darkness, there is light. A single beam of hope of things to come. Beneath the star of DDD, a podcast was born. It would become the BEST DAMN PODCAST EVER.

MacDudes was our very first attmept at podcasting. Originally intended as a spinoff of Adam Christianson’s MacCast with a humorous twist, the MacDudes quicly turned into the IMG Podcast, and later BDPE. It may be crude, but it still has the heart of BDPE.

Blam.It’s our 50th show! Soon we’ll start talking about the how the picture show used to be a nickel and demanding senior discounts at Gamestop. Also this week we’ve got Take-Two cut-n-runnin’, site
your brand new 360 is now last-gen, order and a gaming journalism battle royale.

Judgement: God of War Mini Judgement, viagra order
Izuna: Legend of the Unemployed Ninja
Quad Jank: Amazon Marketplace, Dreamfall, Sticks, Cheap MS Points
Quote: “I’ve told you a million f**ing times. It’s not f**ing Crispix. I eat Crispix every f**ing day. In fact, when I duke, I duke Crispix.”

If you have any feedback, you can shoot us an email here, call our voicemail at 845-BATTLE-9, or leave your thoughts in our forums here.

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Game.  Blouses. On this week show we talk about both independent game development and independent game journalism, medical
and how both are stifled by pretentious douche-bags and circle jerking. We’ve also got some great new contest entries!

Judgement: Crackdown & Alien Homonid HD Revisit
Jank: Alien Homonid HD for $10 on XBLA
Quote: “Look, more about
I’ve seen Brian Crecente. And let me tell you something – that man is not attractive. He is ugly.”

If you have any feedback, approved
you can shoot us an email here, call our voicemail at 845-BATTLE-9, or leave your thoughts in our forums here.

VOTE FOR US AT PODCAST ALLEY

For your video gamez.
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Also this week the ESRB may have to actually start playing games, ambulance a culturally insensitive look into japanese game development, buy cialis and shocking new contest developments!

Judgement: Final Fantasy VI (GBA)
Jank: Serious Sam 2 for $7.99 @ Gamespot, Valentines Candy Galore
Quote: “So now you have to play this, or else I’ll have wasted five cups of rice”

If you have any feedback, you can shoot us an email here, or call our voicemail at 845-BATTLE-9.

We’ve got a brand now show format to minimize the rehash and maximize discussion and the funny! And by the funny, rubella
I mean fart jokes. This week we’ve got the Metal Gear Movie (hopefully starring Kurt Russel), Xbox Gamerscore points now get you more than just respect from your co-workers at Gamestop, and GoD games becomes Gamecock (insert penis joke here). We also discuss our favorite game bosses, read your feedback, and what’s this? A brand new contest?

Judgement: Sid Meier’s Pirates (PSP)
Jank: Sid Meier’s Pirates (PSP), Freedom Fighters (PS2, Xbox, GCN)
Quote: “Dude, Snake is not manly enough to be played by Kurt Russel”

If you have any feedback, you can shoot us an email here, or call our voicemail at 845-BATTLE-9.

On this week’s show we’ve got eBay delisting my +10 bracers of critical strike, clinic
Girls = austrailian for gaming, salve and Jack Thompson rides the headlines into a firey pit of dispair. We also discuss multiplayer gaming, and pick some of our favorite multiplayer games (including meta games, like drunken Contra).

Judgement: Alien Homonid HD
Jank: Lumines Live? & $1 SNEEK KEENG
Quote: “If you play Contra, and you can’t keep up with the other guy, you are not a man”

If you have any feedback, you can shoot us an email here, or call our voicemail at 845-BATTLE-9.

Sometimes these shows have witty descriptions. Sometimes they do not. This is one of those second times.

Judgement: Crackdown Demo
Jank: Rallisport Challenge @ Gamestop (http://www.gamestop.com/product.asp?product%5Fid=950515)
Quote: “Most of the time it stays in the closet just fine, recipe
like a furry suit”

If you have any feedback, you can shoot us an email here, call our voicemail at 845-BATTLE-9, or leave your thoughts in our forums here.

Due to back to school scheduling woes (and William Miller being a flake), thumb
there’s been a bit of a dought of new shows around TBDPE lately. So to hold us over, order
we’ll be posting a few of our old IMG shows (back before he who must not be named took over). Here’s the description of each episode:

Episode 31
It’s a Freeverse Bonanza! We sit down with Steve and Bruce of Freeverse Software and talk about Wingnuts 2, Escort Wing, and their other upcoming projects. This show also marks the triumphant return of Tuncer Deniz!

Episode 32
Transgaming’s Cider to rock the Mac Gaming world? We examine the issue, plus, we’ve got the BATTLE to END ALL BATTLES. Plus we’ve got a big announcement at the end of the show…

Episode 33
It’s the last episode of the podcast with Blake Buck, William Miller, or Justin Fic as hosts! The shock! The horror! But Tuncer and Andy Largent will keep the show rolling, and you can check out the old crew’s new podcast at BEST DAMN PODCAST EVER.COM .

You’ll find these shows as optional downloads at the bottom of the feed (we’ve dated them back to their actual release date), so if you’re using iTunes, scroll to the bottom of your BDPE feed and click “Get” to download.

Look how dumb the Xbox looks.
So you’ve bought youself and shiny new Xbox 360, noun
the envy of every sweaty nerd in your apartment complex. The back of the box even says it can play your old Xbox games! This truly is the next generation of gaming.

But not so fast, search son; I know what you’re saying. “But if I play my Xbox games on the 360, mind
I’ll have to start all over! I’ll lose my 60 hours of progress in Bad Boys 2!”

Fear not fellow Will Smith and Martin Lawrence fans! Because today I’ll be giving you the complete how-to on transferring Xbox gamesaves to Xbox 360. This method is 100% legit, and dose NOT involve any hardware modification, voiding of warranties, or even any technical skills. But be warned…

Transferring Xbox gamesaves to Xbox 360 is a lot of hassle, costs around $75 dollars, and will NOT WORK WITH A LARGE PORTION OF GAMES. First, let’s talk about compatibility.

Part One: Compatibility

The Xbox game you wish to transfer must meet ALL of the following criteria to be trasnferred to the 360:

1. You have the hard drive for your Xbox 360 and a connection to Xbox Live.
2. The Xbox 1 game must be backwards compatible on the Xbox 360. A current list of compatible games can be found here.
3. Xbox 1 game save must be able to fit on an Xbox 1 Memory Card (8 Megs – 502 Blocks).
4. Xbox 1 game save must be “unlocked”, that is, transferrable to an Xbox 1 Memory Card (some game saves do NOT allow you to trasnfer even if you have enough room).

* To find out if your Xbox 1 saves meets the last two requirements, boot up your 360 with a memory card in and test it out.

These four requirements eliminates a large portion (if not the majority) of games. I found that the games I wanted to transfer most failed at least one of these steps. Mercenaries – fails on step 2. Black – fails on step 4. Splinter Cell Chaos Theory – fails on step 3. Mechassault 2 – fails on step 2. Burnout 3 – fails on step 4.

That’s not to say it won’t work with any games however. Of the games I wanted to transfer, Halo 1, Halo 2, Crimson Skies, and Sid Meier’s Pirates worked fine. So if you’ve got a game that will transfer, it’s time for the next step.

Part Two: Xbox 1 to PC

This is dumbReal dumb.

For this you’ll need one of two parts: An Xbox Action Replay or an Xbox Transfer Kit. Both are made by Datel and do exactly the same thing, but the Action Replay costs $25 and comes with a memory card transfer cable (MCTC) and a memory card, while the Transfer Kit costs $15 and comes with an Xbox 1 MCTC and a 360 MCTC (but because Xbox 1 saves are locked to the hard drive, you won’t be able to transfer via this cable). I could only find the Transfer Kit at my local Gamestop, so I picked up the memory card seperate for $10.

Once you have the required hardware and have installed the Action Replay software (included with either kit), complete the follwing steps:

1. Copy Xbox 1 save to Memory Card
2. Transfer Saves to PC Via Cable and Included Software
3. Locate the .zip file containing the save you want to transfer and extract them to a temporary directory for use later.(The location of the .zip file depends on where you installed the Action Replay software)
4. Delete the file datelinfo.xbx from any .zip files you extract.

If you’ve gotten this far without falling asleep, you’re doing better than most.

Part Three: PC to Xbox 360

For this you’ll need yet another, even more pricey ($50) part: the XSATA. This device goes between your 360 and the 360 hard drive, and allows you to mount the hard drive to a PC (perhaps even a Mac, though I never tested this), and the included software allows you to access the data on the 360 hard drive via your PC. Once everything’s hooked up and installed, follow these steps:

1. Turn on your 360 and pop in the game you want to transfer. The required updated will download to your hard drive and you should now be able to play the game (without your saves that is).
2. Turn off the 360 and mount the drive to your PC using the instructions provided with the XSATA unit.
3. Navigate to the “Compatibility” folder on Partition 3 of your 360′s hard drive.
4. Right click in the right hand window and choose ‘Insert folder’.
5. When prompted, browse to the location where you extracted the Xbox 1 gamesave to (in Part 2 Step 3). Click ONCE on the game folder (don’t double click or you’ll open it). The save is inside the UDATA folder and called something like ’4b4e0002′.
6. Click ‘OK’ to ‘inject’ the gamesave into your Xbox1 gamesaves folder on your Xbox 360.

You should now be able to unmount the 360 hard drive from your PC, boot up the 360, and play your old Xbox 1 saves on your 360. Now to just return all this crap Gamestop.

Gamestop Manager: “You know Blake, this merchandise is open. I don’t have to accept this”

BLAKE BUCK: “Oh I know. But you’re going to”

After a long holiday break, prescription the BDPE crew is back for the new year. On this week’s show we try to snake our way into the Halo 3 beta, Syphilis
a lucky kid discovers boobies on his Madden tape, and Rare still sucks.

Judgement: Wii Sports
Jank: Sega Genesis Collection [Link]
Quote: “Oh I don’t like this! Go get me the Internet Crimes Against Children or Babies or whatever the **** it’s called”

If you have any feedback, you can shoot us an email here, or call our voicemail at 845-BATTLE-9.

I love crystals.
On this week’s show we delve into the world of role-playing games – the different types, buy
the different franchises, physiotherapist
and those oh so effeminent male leads you can’t help but feel a little attracted to. Also this week, refractionist
a Second Life realtor makes one million dollars in real life (BDPE still broke), another big budget sony title falls through the cracks, and the Scarface game > originality.

Judgement: The Late IMG Podcast
Jank: 2 Free Xbox Live Arcade Games! Use this code: XBXNG104 . Link: www.xbox360nextgennow.com/register
Quote: “Edgar from Final Fantasy VI was halfway to date rapist”

If you have any feedback, you can shoot us an email here, or call our voicemail at 845-BATTLE-9.

For fanboys.
The future is now! The PS3 and Wii have been released, website
my 360 can download HD movies, and the Doc says we’ve got to go back to the wild west and make a flying train. Also this week, the New York Times bashes the PS3, gery goo covers Second Life, and PS3 = UNLIMITED TACOS FOR LIFE.
Judgement: Guitar Hero 2
Jank: Holiday Game Shirts
Quote: “I think I did more damage to my wrist in those two times playing Miserlou then fifteen years of furious masterbation”

If you have any feedback, you can shoot us an email here, or call our voicemail at 845-BATTLE-9.

This week we’ve got the full review of Gears of War for Xbox 360. This game is so OMG awesome we almost forgot that it’s actually just sorta good. Also in this week we check out Team Ninja’s new game: Itagaki’s Intern Groper, advice Nolan Bushnell believes we still care about what he thinks, unhealthy
and Stefan Erickson convicted – Deitrich still at large.
Judgement: Gears of War
Jank of the Week: Oblivion Guide @ Amazon
Quote of the Week: “Either get in front of our animators and jiggle, or go cry in the closet”

If you have any feedback, you can shoot us an email here, or call our voicemail at 845-BATTLE-9.

Punch.  Jump.  Kick.  DONE.

Ah, medstore
the arcade Beat em’ Up boom of the mid 90′s. Brings back fond memories of dank arcades, food
sticky buttons, and that guy who kept trying to show me puppies in his van. We’ve also got bad news for the PS3 (shocker), Jack Thompson and Bully, and something about game developer sauce.
Judgement: Luxology’s Modo 202
Jank of the Week: Mech Assault 2: The Lone Wolf @ Gamestop / EB
Quote of the week: “As soon as I beat off all the other sweaty nerds”

If you have any feedback, you can shoot us an email here, call our voicemail at 845-BATTLE-9, or leave your thoughts in our forums here.

He likes candy.

THIS SUNDAY, seek
OCTOBER 29th AT 4PM EASTERN (1pm Pacific, pills 9pm UK)

Listen to the show as it’s recorded Live! In addition, decease
you can participate in our Live! chat by joining the room “bdpelive” (no quotes) on any AOL Instant Messenger program. Finally, rumor has it that BATTLE will be making it’s triumphant return – the section of the show where YOU can call in by dialing 845-BATTLE-9 on any phone, or contact our Skype name “bestdamnpodcastever” (no quotes).

Just click HERE to download the streaming file (lisen.pls), and double-click to open in iTunes (or other audio app) and listen in Live! For more information check out our liveshow page at:

http://www.bestdamnpodcastever.com/liveshow

Finally, we’ll be running a Debug Show this Thursday night at 9 PM Eastern to get all the kinks out, so if anyone wants to tune in or give us a call so we can test everything out, we’d appreciate it.

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Alone in the Dark, stuff
2 hours of your life, sildenafil
Lowtax – what do all these things have in common? They’ve all been destroyed by Uwe Boll. This week we talk about video games and movies, clinic plus we’ve got the News, Releases, the Judement (Rocket Slime and Cooking Mama), Jank of the Week, your Feedback, and the Cancer Rule. Quote of the Week: “I’d shoot God of War, and it’s just Blake Buck taking a deuce in the bathroom for two hours”

If you have any feedback, you can shoot us an email here, call our voicemail at 845-BATTLE-9.

Nicest show banner ever.

The BDPE crew continues to tweak the show format, this
and this week’s central topic is everyone’s favorite blue bomber, drugs
MEGA MAN. We talk this week’s news, Halo the Ride, and Zero’s dark secret. Quote of the Week: “Nintendo Power is my church and my god”

If you have any feedback, you can shoot us an email here, call our voicemail at 845-BATTLE-9, or leave your thoughts in our forums here.

While poking around the internet today, symptoms
I read a rather poorly written article about the excess of sequels in the gaming industry today. The article reports that Electronic Arts released 26 games in 2005, 25 of which were sequels. The article continues on to state this is due to the increase of online communities, piggybacking successful features of original titles, and the comfortable mechanics of a familiar title.

However, where I really think this article misses the mark is the role of intellectual properties in the gaming industries today. In 1987, you’re average hit game was developed by a team of 15 people or so and sold around 500,000 copies. In 2007, you’re average hit game is developed by hundreds of people and sells 5 million copies. And since the gaming industry has grown to such a massive business, multi-medium tie-in’s and cross promotion has now plays an integral role – just like it does in all other businesses. Observe the graphic below:

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Obviously, you’d buy the more familiar and tasty looking T.G.I. Friday’s Buffalo Wings, rather than the buffalo wings you don’t know anything about. Odds are, the Friday’s Wings probably aren’t even remotely like the one’s you’d get at the restaurant, yet because of a strength of the Friday’s name, they seem much more appealing.

The same holds true in the gaming industry. People latch on to an idea they are famliar with, usually referred to as an Intellectual Property (IP). And strong IP’s are the driving force behind the majority of sales in the gaming industry: Mario, Star Wars, Solid Snake, Judge Dredd, etc. So let’s examine the top 8 sellers for the entire video game industry for the month of August.

Top Software for August (by Units)

1. PS2 Madden NFL 07 – 1,012,000
2. 360 Madden NFL 07 – 569,000
3. 360 Dead Rising – 337,000
4. XBX Madden NFL 07 – 253,000
5. PS2 Final Fantasy VII: Dirge of Cerberus – 200,000
6. NDS New Super Mario Bros. – 179,000
7. PS2 NCAA Football 07 – 160,000
8. PS2 Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories – 102,000

As you can see, all but one of these games is either a sequel or based upon an existing franchise. The one exception is Dead Rising on the Xbox 360, which Microsoft has been heavily advertising over the past few months to drive up it’s otherwise slow software lineup for the summer.

Another great example of the stregnth of IP is the Cars game, which shot to the top of the charts upon it’s release in late June. Even though gamers had never played a cars game before, the stregnth of the name and simultaneous release with the film generated far greater sales than any original game with unique gameplay.

In the end, the masses will buy what they like – which usually turns out to be the same thing over and over again. But this isn’t a new development, original games have always taken a back seat to more widely-appealing commercial titles. So go ahead, buy Final Fantasy XIII-2: Dirge of Bahamut, just keep an eye out for new original games as well.

On this week’s show we’re changing up the format a bit. The BDPE crew talks about the crumbling PS3 launch, store Harmonix going corporate, emergency
Japanese narrative and it’s role in gaming, illness
and John Romero’s status as the biggest tool on earth.  In addition we have a new section: JANK OF THE WEEK – this is where we bring you guys the best bargains on great games.  Finally, we’ve ditched the liveshow in favor of our old format show – though we’ll still have a liveshow bonanza every once in a while.
In addition, Episode 4 (the MEGAMAN MEGA-SHOW) should be posting in a few days as well, so keep an eye out!
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We’ve got a wild show for you guys this week!  Because of connection problems, find
the show wasn’t live, tuberculosis
however!  Not only do we have new recording equipment, for sale
but we’ve got WOMAN as a special guest AND we recorded in the same studio.
We lay out the gaming news, Stump Buck, discuss abandonware, pick the top three platformers of all time, and interview WOMAN about girls and gaming.
Also, be sure to tune in this Monday night at 10 PM Eastern time for a new Liveshow.
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IT BURNS FOR YOUR SINS.

From the great book of HEAT:

… and darkness shall envelop the world for many months. The weaker followers would grow dissolute, search turning away from their Lords for other worldly pleasures – ultimately finding only emptiness. But the true believers would never lose their faith, artificial
knowing that the three Lords of Gaming would return once again. – Monglers.845

But reckoning day is upon us, fair listener.  For if you are here, you have seen the light.  It has been a dark time in the history of BDPE, and your lords have returned.

News: PSP2 unveiled, Sony + Android = crap, and the Kinect somehow succeeds when it shouldn’t have

Judgement: Minecraft & Super Crate Box

Feedback: Terrifying.

Plus, tons of cool crap is going on at the brand new BestDamnPodcastEver.com . All the old shows in one place, a brand new forum, and 100% less bullshit. Big thanks to TK and SudoSushi for helping us get it all up and running.

And if you’re looking for Big Hot Sho, Pop Chopper, or anything else Blake Buck, they’re all getting their own separate podcasts and sites this week. Check BlakeBuck.com for more info.

If you have any feedback, send your email to feedback at best damn podcast ever dot com, call the listener line at 845-BATTLE-9, or head over to our new forums.

LINK: BDPE-Episode64.mp3

IT BURNS FOR YOUR SINS.

From the great book of HEAT:

… and darkness shall envelop the world for many months. The weaker followers would grow dissolute, discount
turning away from their Lords for other worldly pleasures – ultimately finding only emptiness. But the true believers would never lose their faith, knowing that the three Lords of Gaming would return once again. – Monglers.845

But reckoning day is upon us, fair listener.  For if you are here, you have seen the light.  It has been a dark time in the history of BDPE, and your lords have returned.

News: PSP2 unveiled, Sony + Android = crap, and the Kinect somehow succeeds when it shouldn’t have

Judgement: Minecraft & Super Crate Box

Feedback: Terrifying.

Plus, tons of cool crap is going on at the brand new BestDamnPodcastEver.com . All the old shows in one place, a brand new forum, and 100% less bullshit. Big thanks to TK and SudoSushi for helping us get it all up and running.

And if you’re looking for Big Hot Sho, Pop Chopper, or anything else Blake Buck, they’re all getting their own separate podcasts and sites this week. Check BlakeBuck.com for more info.

If you have any feedback, send your email to feedback at best damn podcast ever dot com, call the listener line at 845-BATTLE-9, or head over to our new forums.

LINK: BDPE-Episode64.mp3

“It is only through mystery and madness that the soul is revealed” – Thomas Moore

Sometimes I spend so much time brainstorming, ask
planning, tuberculosis
and crafting these videos that I begin to go a little insane. By the time I’ve spent another 20 hours mashing up samples and slicing videos, I honestly can’t tell if it’s even funny anymore. And after something like that, it always feels good to slap a video together that’s just completely insane.

MEDIA LINK: High-Quality Quicktime   MP3 Audio

Sep 19

Sometimes, otolaryngologist things go missing.  Your keys, your pet frog, your virginity at that 98 Degrees concert. Or in case of former Nintendo president Hiroshi Yamauchi, 300 million dollars in stock. Luckily, Nintendo has a trick up it’s sleeve – a wily yet cantankerous crimefigther by the name of Mauchilock.

Though he may look docile, he has the heart of a samurai. On his desk. And if you gamer sissies give him any lip, he’ll boot your company from his platform for the next decade.

Also on this week’s show, we discuss the role of non-video gaming, Blake gets bitten by spiders, and Justin Fic gives us some details on his new game, Kung Fu Killforce.  If you want a sneak peak, be sure to check it out in the forums.

News: Nintendo Drastically Cuts 3DS to $170, Iwata an other Nintendo Execs take Paycuts, Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D Ships 4 Million Units, Ubisoft Claims DRM is Effective, Evo 2011 in Las Vegas, and Sony Ships a Surprising Number of Units Last Quarter.

Tapes: Fic Visits Arcade Exhibit at the NYC Museum of Modern Art, Stacking (XBLA), Atari Greatest Hits (iPhone), Bastion (XBLA)

If you have any feedback, send your email to feedback at best damn podcast ever dot com, call the listener line at 845-BATTLE-9, or head over to the forums.

MEDIA LINK: http://www.blakebuck.com/media/BDPE-Episode90.mp3

Sure, cystitis
everybody knows internet funnyman Blake Buck. Professional podcaster, standup comedian, and top pick of his graduating class for ‘Most Likely to Become and Alcoholic’. But few people know of his forerunner, the legendary Ben Buck.

In many ways, Ben Buck is like the beta version of Blake Buck.  While similar at first glance, he’s not quite as quick, doesn’t have as many features, and is definitely more bulky. But then again, Blake is more often covered in bugs.  At the very least, Ben Buck makes a fine substitute for William Miller this week, who is still trapped in a box of Captain Crunch.

Also this week, Justin Fic and Blake Buck reminisce on some of their favorite classic arcade games, and discuss how perhaps games today have lost touch with the importance of controls and innovation that defined the arcade era.

News: Ultimate Marvel Vs Capcom 3 Announced, Dead Rising 2: Off the Record Announced, Darkness 2 Delayed till 2012, Ex-Irrational Games forms new indie studio, Ubisoft Embraces Used Game Pay Wall, Goldeneye 007 Coming PS3 and 360

Tapes: The Barcade / Mr. Do (Arcade), Galaga Legions DX (XBLA), Fry’s (not actually a tape) / Alone in the Dark Inferno (PS3)

If you have any feedback, send your email to feedback at best damn podcast ever dot com, call the listener line at 845-BATTLE-9, or head over to the forums.

MEDIA LINK: http://www.blakebuck.com/media/BDPE-Episode89.mp3

Global warming, recuperation
the economic crisis, unhealthy
and the collective works of Coldplay.  All disasters that the knowledge of Blake Buck has help thwart.  But even the great Lord Buck is not above the occasional product sponsorship.

This video represents my favorite way to shoot – starting off simple within the confines of the premise, and ending with something that is completely removedfrom the source.  While this is the third, and for now final “Treasured Moment”, I’m sure we’ll see a few more videos along these lines in the future.

LINK:   YouTube Quicktime

World renowned scholar and statesmen Lord Buck makes his second video appearance, buy this time detailing the problems plaguing the book publishing industry.

I think number two is my favorite – as it probably makes the most sense.  But who needs that as long as it’s funny?

LINK:   YouTube Quicktime

Oh, abortion
it’s so good to see you Mister Farthington.  Please, let me take your coat.  Yes, of course – Lord Buck will be delivering his wisdom today a 2 o’clock sharp.  Please take a seat in the parlor and have a drink, Lord Buck will be out shortly.

And remember, VJ always equals NO.

LINK:   YouTube Quicktime

Talk about ancient! This video was recorded in the fall of 2003, cheap
and edited down and uploaded when we started Best Damn Podcast Ever in the fall of 2006.

Miller and I went to a residential high school, tadalafil where we had just enough free time to make some bad decisions. In this video, we recount a tale from our days in high school. Is it a glorious battle between two warriors, determined to seal their fate? Or two immature high school kids acting retarded

TWO MEN ENTER ONE MAN LEAVE.

LINK: YouTube Quicktime

It’s the fall of 2006 – back when Crocs were the hip new footwear, Sildenafil
Nintendo Wii’s were nigh impossible to find, and dinosaurs roamed the earth.  It’s at this time that William Miller and I took a trip up to New York to visit our pals Justin Fic, Bruce, and Steve Tze at Freeverse Software.

Again, looking back now, this video feels a bit long and dated, but we had a lot of fun and clearly established ourselves as the assholes of the party.

We came in search of the American Dream – we left with our asses beaten in Guitar Hero and a bad hangover.  Or perhaps, Guitar Hero and excessive drinking isn’t too far off.

LINK: YouTube Quicktime

-BLAKEBUCK

No video I have ever made has created as much hate as the one positioned above this sentence.

It’s Winter 2006. BDPE needs another video. So I thought, order
what if William Miller and I played a video game together, prescription have a few laughs, record it, and put the funny stuff into a video?  Seems like a fine enough idea.  In fact, I still to this day believe there are some really funny parts of this video.

However, in a half-hearted attempt to promote our site, I posted this video on the forums of SomethingAwful.com .  That was not a wise decision.  After a several hour flame fest, featuring a wide variety of foul language and grotesque photoshops of my face, I realized that gaining listeners through forum promotion is about as useful as shooting yourself in the dick.

Below are a couple of my favorite photoshops from said flame fest:

Ah, the internet. I love and hate you.  All at the same time.

LINK:   YouTube Quicktime

Ah, cardiologist
nothing beats the smell of dead Nazis in the morning. They should make that an incense, so I can enjoy it anytime. Anyway, here’s a video review I did of Call of Duty 2 for InsideMacGames.com waaaay back in the day (fall 2006). Though it feels a bit crude to me now, it’s got some solid jokes in it. So click that little play button already. Or don’t. Who do you think you are, buster?

LINK: YouTube Quicktime

Another early work of Best Damn Podcast Ever in the Fall of 2006. This video actually turned out to be our most popular for quite a long time.

Segata Sanshiro is one of those things you happen upon the internet one day and you’re not really sure what it is, rx
but you know it’s awesome. This short documentary traces the life and death of one of the greatest video game advertising icons ever.

By the end of 1997, viagra order
the Sega Saturn had completely failed in the United States, and Japanese sales were in trouble as well. Sega knew it had to come up with a genius marketing plan to stay competitive. And there was only one man for the job: SEGATA SANSHIRO.

At the time I made this video, these clips were quite hard to come by, and I thought the only responsible thing to do would be to compile as many of them as I could and give some backstory.

LINK: YouTube Quicktime

-BLAKEBUCK

Back in the early days of Best Damn Podcast Ever, check
we tried a few different things with our videos. In this video made in the fall of 2006, dosage
you’ll see a little behind the scenes of how we made the podcast, approved
eat a little bit of cake, and see firsthand a culture of alcohol that led to my long-term struggle with substance abuse.

Ah, college!

LINK: YouTube Quicktime

Gran Turismo. Forza Motorsport. Project Gotham Racing. What do all these racing games have in common? THEY AREN’T COMPLETE ASS.

This video was produced when I was working at InsideMacGames.com in the fall of 2006.  It was a preview for Ambrosia Software’s new racing game, shop Redline. It features crap footage of the game juxtaposed with quotes taken from the developer’s website. It was never released, after Ambrosia and IMG management deemed it, “Too Much”

LINK: YouTube Quicktime

Alright, human enhancement
this one is a classic – the summer of 2006. Before there was BIG HOT SHO, more about
before there was Best Damn Podcast Ever, patient there was the Inside Mac Games Podcast. A podcast, about gaming, on the Mac. I know, right? Well hindsight is 20/20, but we still had a lot of fun. This video was a sort of promo for that show.

Here at BIG HOT SHO, we’re big fans of MANLY MEN. And at the time of this video, the most manly man I knew was THE COUGAR. He was the head electrician on a couple of film shoots I worked on. He was always telling us stories of drinking with John Woo when he worked on Hard Target and having sex with his Philippino wife he plucked out of some native village.

I snapped a photo of him with my camera phone one day and we soon figured, who better to defend Mac gamers from a sea of crap games?

LINK: YouTube Quicktime

On this week’s show, hospital
we interview Mike Ambrogi of Final Form Games, rx
the developer behind the indie sensation Jamestown.  Topics of discussion include the history of Final Form Games, store the team’s design process, Jamestown’s marketing and distribution, and address the rumors of a release on a new platform.

We had so much fun chatting it up with Mike, the interview ran twice as long as expected.  And afterwards, we still had to do the rest of the show – so this week’s episode is a monster, weighing in at almost two hours!  Hopefully you can still fit all 110 megs of it on you Samsung Yepp.

News: New Scribblenauts Rumors, Call of Duty Black Ops Runs Out of Ideas – Puts Zombies on Moon, Microsoft Pushing Kinect on XBLA, Diablo III Shipping This Year?, Mincraft Convention Announced, Borderlands 2 Announced

Tapes: From Dust (XBLA), Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet (XBLA), Zookeeper (Arcade) – Can you beat this heat?

If you have any feedback, send your email to feedback at best damn podcast ever dot com, call the listener line at 845-BATTLE-9, or head over to the forums.

MEDIA LINK: http://www.blakebuck.com/media/BDPE-Episode91.mp3

On this week’s show, Breast
we interview Mike Ambrogi of Final Form Games, Sildenafil
the developer behind the indie sensation Jamestown.  Topics of discussion include the history of Final Form Games, the team’s design process, Jamestown’s marketing and distribution, and address the rumors of a release on a new platform.

We had so much fun chatting it up with Mike, the interview ran twice as long as expected.  And afterwards, we still had to do the rest of the show – so this week’s episode is a monster, weighing in at almost two hours!  Hopefully you can still fit all 110 megs of it on you Samsung Yepp.

News: New Scribblenauts Rumors, Call of Duty Black Ops Runs Out of Ideas – Puts Zombies on Moon, Microsoft Pushing Kinect on XBLA, Diablo III Shipping This Year?, Mincraft Convention Announced, Borderlands 2 Announced

Tapes: From Dust (XBLA), Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet (XBLA), Zookeeper (Arcade)

If you have any feedback, send your email to feedback at best damn podcast ever dot com, call the listener line at 845-BATTLE-9, or head over to the forums.

MEDIA LINK: http://www.blakebuck.com/media/BDPE-Episode91.mp3

On this week’s show, skincare
we interview Mike Ambrogi of Final Form Games, stuff
the developer behind the indie sensation Jamestown.  Topics of discussion include the history of Final Form Games, the team’s design process, Jamestown’s marketing and distribution, and address the rumors of a release on a new platform.

We had so much fun chatting it up with Mike, the interview ran twice as long as expected.  And afterwards, we still had to do the rest of the show – so this week’s episode is a monster, weighing in at almost two hours!  Hopefully you can still fit all 110 megs of it on you Samsung Yepp.

News: New Scribblenauts Rumors, Call of Duty Black Ops Runs Out of Ideas – Puts Zombies on Moon, Microsoft Pushing Kinect on XBLA, Diablo III Shipping This Year?, Mincraft Convention Announced, Borderlands 2 Announced

Tapes: From Dust (XBLA), Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet (XBLA), Zookeeper (Arcade) – Can you beat this heat?

If you have any feedback, send your email to feedback at best damn podcast ever dot com, call the listener line at 845-BATTLE-9, or head over to the forums.

MEDIA LINK: http://www.blakebuck.com/media/BDPE-Episode91.mp3

Game designer.  Podcaster.  Fashionista.  Handsome be-deviler.  These are all words that have been used to describe William Miller.  But perhaps none are more fitting then the moniker he received from a listener many years ago – “The Silent Glue

Sure, herbal
Miller may not have the obscene depravity of Justin Fic, stomatology
nor the drunken esoteric ramblings of Blake Buck.  And indeed, information pills
sometimes he is simply coding and not paying attention to the show at all. But without him, BDPE lacks a certain zest.  Or maybe it’s just your heartburn.

News: Nintendo Bringing Mario to iOS?, Battlefield 3 to Require Origin on PC, Age of Conan Doubles Revenue after Moving to Free Model, Google+ to Add Games, Just Dance 2 Sells 5 Millon Copies, More Minecon Details, Rage for PC to have Always On DRM

Tapes: Bastion Recap (XBLA), Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon (360 & PS3), Gaming Sales Charts (Not an actual tape)

If you have any feedback, send your email to feedback at best damn podcast ever dot com, call the listener line at 845-BATTLE-9, or head over to the forums.

MEDIA LINK: http://www.blakebuck.com/media/BDPE-Episode92.mp3

In the videogames industry, viagra here
lawsuits happen.  In fact, they happen a lot.  If only there was some way to sort through all the legal documents and bureaucracy.  But perhaps Minecraft designer Notch has the best idea yet for settling legal battles: Quake 3 Deathmath.

Also on this week’s show, we discuss emulators and the importance of accuracy in game preservation, William refuses to read news, and Sudosushi promises to set up our store by next week.  Totally.

News: Sony Says Mobile Gamers Moving to Vita, Heavy Iron Studios Somehow in the News, PS3 Pricedrop, Infamous 2 Announced, NFL Sunday Ticket Coming to PS3, Nintendo Releasing New Wii in Europe, Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Releasing November 18th, Bethesda Sues Minecraft – Notch Suggests Settling Grievance Via Quake 3 Arena Deathmatch, Battlefield 3 Not Releasing on Steam.

Tapes: The Last Rocket (iOS), Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet (XBLA), Ninja Baseball Batman (MAME), Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon (360/PS3).

If you have any feedback, send your email to feedback at best damn podcast ever dot com, call the listener line at 845-BATTLE-9, or head over to the forums.

MEDIA LINK: http://www.blakebuck.com/media/BDPE-Episode93.mp3

“Neither snow, dosage
nor rain, pills nor heat, nor gloom of night stays these courageous couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds” – Some dude.  Who was not at all referencing the lackluster speed at which these episodes are often posted.

Also on this week’s show, the hosts are noticably less drunk, Blake goes off on a long tangent about Atari Pinball, and Justin Fic reminisces of dressing up as a pirate and accosting evangelical Christians and babies.

News: Steve Jobs Steps Down from Apple, Halo CE Anniversary to be 3D Compatible, Deux Ex Human Revolution and OnLive Snubbed by Gamestop, Mortal Kombat Collection coming to XBLA and PSN, and More Developer Trashtalking over Vita and 3DS.

Tapes: Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet (360), Forget Me Not (iOS)

If you have any feedback, send your email to feedback at best damn podcast ever dot com, call the listener line at 845-BATTLE-9, or head over to the forums.

MEDIA LINK: http://www.blakebuck.com/media/BDPE-Episode94.mp3

Only five episodes until episode 100!  What does that mean?  Well none of us are entirely sure at the moment, viagra sale
but we’ll think of something.  Either that or just do whatever you guys suggest in the forums.  Honestly, read more
we’re awful at this whole, “preparing” thing.  So enjoy episode 95 while we prepare 96 for a few more months.

Also on this week show, we discuss Sony’s Vita and new tablets, the merits of in-game advertising, and question the role of civilian violence in war games.

News: Sony Showing PS Vita Games at Tokyo Games Show, Study Shows Violence Negatively Affects In-Game Advertising, LA Noire’s Team Bondi = Dead, Sony’s Tablets Still Blow, DICE Axes Civilians from Battlefield 3, Child of Eden Gets Bundled with Kinect, and Square Enix announces Deus Ex Inspired Clothing.

Tapes: Deus Ex Human Evolution (360/PS3), Sword and Sorcery (iOS), Stacking (XBLA), Catherine (360/PS3), Hole in the Wall (XBLA)

If you have any feedback, send your email to feedback at best damn podcast ever dot com, call the listener line at 845-BATTLE-9, or head over to the forums.

MEDIA LINK: http://www.blakebuck.com/media/BDPE-Episode95.mp3

This week’s episode is a blast from the past, syringe
as Buck and Fic reminisce of Steve Jobs, uDevGames, and our days many years ago at InsideMacGames.com.  Though there’s no Miller this week, with Buck now living in New York with Fic, this show quickly devolves into some wild tangents and ends up over 2 hours long!

Miller and Fic also have entered games into this years uDevGames competition, which is happening this week!  To download Fic’s Kung Fu Killforce or Miller’s Flying Sweden, head over to uDevGames.com. And make sure to vote for both before the contest ends this Thursday!

News: Steve Jobs Passes Away, Fifa 12 Sells 3.2 Million Copies in One Week, Apple’s Siri Posed to Become Self-Aware, Gears of War 3 DLC Detailed, Unreal Engine Running via Flash, TV Networks Coming to Xbox, Wii Self-Defense Trainer Announced

Tapes: The Binding of Isaac (PC/Mac), Gears of War 3 (360), Wizorb (Xbox Indie Games), Mercury HG (XBLA), Sleep No More (Alternate Reality Game?)

If you have any feedback, send your email to feedback at best damn podcast ever dot com, call the listener line at 845-BATTLE-9, or head over to the forums.

MEDIA LINK: http://www.blakebuck.com/media/BDPE-Episode96.mp3

After being fired from his industry job, ampoule indie game developer Justin Fic has just 3 months to create his next hit game for the uDevGames competition. This short documentary explores the ups and downs of the indie developer experience.

To download Kung Fu Killforce, dosage
visit Dojotron.com or the Mac App Store.

MEDIA LINK: http://www.blakebuck.com/media/Video-TheMakingOfKungFuKillforce.mov

Marketing.  Product quality.  Contrary to popular belief in the gaming industry, health care
these two things are not synonymous.  Often, pills
however, page
sales figures show them to be one in the same.  And while Japanese developer’s profits are down, American game developers just can’t find enough dumb marketing schemes to sink mountains of cash into.

Did I say dumb ideas?  Because I meant great. And I suddenly want to buy games without researching them.  GET OUT OF MY HEAD LIQUID.

News: Epic mocks Activision with Duty Calls, Square’s profits down significantly, Devil May Cry 4 now on iPhone, Enslaved performs poorly for Namco

Judgement: Burning Hot Throttle and NBA Jam (360)

If you’d like to send us some sound board materials, just check it out in the forums.  Additionally, the first episode of Big Hot Sho has posted.  You can check it and other cool stuff out at BlakeBuck.com or BigHotSho.com .

If you have any feedback, send your email to feedback at best damn podcast ever dot com, call the listener line at 845-BATTLE-9, or head over to our new forums.

LINK: BDPE-Episode65.mp3

Editor’s Note: We never actually had shownotes for this show.  And I’m typing this up in April 2011, erectile
a year and a half after we recorded and posted it.  So I have no idea what we talked about on this show.  If anybody gives it a listen, physician
send us an email at feedback at bestdamnpodcastever dot com, let us know what we talked about and I’ll update the shownotes.

LINK: BDPE-Episode58.mp3

Editor’s Note: We never actually had shownotes for this show.  And I’m typing this up in April 2011, drugstore
a year and a half after we recorded and posted it.  So I have no idea what we talked about on this show.  If anybody gives it a listen, more about
send us an email at feedback at bestdamnpodcastever dot com, let us know what we talked about and I’ll update the shownotes.

LINK: BDPE-Episode53.mp3

Global warming, impotent
the economic crisis, and the collective works of Coldplay.  All disasters that the knowledge of Blake Buck has help thwart.  But even the great Lord Buck is not above the occasional product sponsorship.

This video represents my favorite way to shoot – starting off simple within the confines of the premise, and ending with something that is completely removedfrom the source.  While this is the third, and for now final “Treasured Moment”, I’m sure we’ll see a few more videos along these lines in the future.

LINK:   YouTube Quicktime

World renowned scholar and statesmen Lord Buck makes his second video appearance, pilule
this time detailing the problems plaguing the book publishing industry.

I think number two is my favorite – as it probably makes the most sense.  But who needs that as long as it’s funny?

LINK:   YouTube Quicktime

Oh, price
it’s so good to see you Mister Farthington.  Please, seek
let me take your coat.  Yes, of course – Lord Buck will be delivering his wisdom today a 2 o’clock sharp.  Please take a seat in the parlor and have a drink, Lord Buck will be out shortly.

And remember, VJ always equals NO.

LINK:   YouTube Quicktime

Talk about ancient! This video was recorded in the fall of 2003, ampoule
and edited down and uploaded when we started Best Damn Podcast Ever in the fall of 2006.

Miller and I went to a residential high school, where we had just enough free time to make some bad decisions. In this video, we recount a tale from our days in high school. Is it a glorious battle between two warriors, determined to seal their fate? Or two immature high school kids acting retarded

TWO MEN ENTER ONE MAN LEAVE.

LINK: YouTube Quicktime

It’s the fall of 2006 – back when Crocs were the hip new footwear, search Nintendo Wii’s were nigh impossible to find, and dinosaurs roamed the earth.  It’s at this time that William Miller and I took a trip up to New York to visit our pals Justin Fic, Bruce, and Steve Tze at Freeverse Software.

Again, looking back now, this video feels a bit long and dated, but we had a lot of fun and clearly established ourselves as the assholes of the party.

We came in search of the American Dream – we left with our asses beaten in Guitar Hero and a bad hangover.  Or perhaps, Guitar Hero and excessive drinking isn’t too far off.

LINK: YouTube Quicktime

-BLAKEBUCK

No video I have ever made has created as much hate as the one positioned above this sentence.

It’s Winter 2006. BDPE needs another video. So I thought, salve
what if William Miller and I played a video game together, have a few laughs, record it, and put the funny stuff into a video?  Seems like a fine enough idea.  In fact, I still to this day believe there are some really funny parts of this video.

However, in a half-hearted attempt to promote our site, I posted this video on the forums of SomethingAwful.com .  That was not a wise decision.  After a several hour flame fest, featuring a wide variety of foul language and grotesque photoshops of my face, I realized that gaining listeners through forum promotion is about as useful as shooting yourself in the dick.

Below are a couple of my favorite photoshops from said flame fest:

Ah, the internet. I love and hate you.  All at the same time.

LINK:   YouTube Quicktime

Ah, search
nothing beats the smell of dead Nazis in the morning. They should make that an incense, so I can enjoy it anytime. Anyway, here’s a video review I did of Call of Duty 2 for InsideMacGames.com waaaay back in the day (fall 2006). Though it feels a bit crude to me now, it’s got some solid jokes in it. So click that little play button already. Or don’t. Who do you think you are, buster?

LINK: YouTube Quicktime

Another early work of Best Damn Podcast Ever in the Fall of 2006. This video actually turned out to be our most popular for quite a long time.

Segata Sanshiro is one of those things you happen upon the internet one day and you’re not really sure what it is, view
but you know it’s awesome. This short documentary traces the life and death of one of the greatest video game advertising icons ever.

By the end of 1997, rubella
the Sega Saturn had completely failed in the United States, and Japanese sales were in trouble as well. Sega knew it had to come up with a genius marketing plan to stay competitive. And there was only one man for the job: SEGATA SANSHIRO.

At the time I made this video, these clips were quite hard to come by, and I thought the only responsible thing to do would be to compile as many of them as I could and give some backstory.

LINK: YouTube Quicktime

-BLAKEBUCK

Back in the early days of Best Damn Podcast Ever, visit
we tried a few different things with our videos. In this video made in the fall of 2006, global burden of disease
you’ll see a little behind the scenes of how we made the podcast, eat a little bit of cake, and see firsthand a culture of alcohol that led to my long-term struggle with substance abuse.

Ah, college!

LINK: YouTube Quicktime

Gran Turismo. Forza Motorsport. Project Gotham Racing. What do all these racing games have in common? THEY AREN’T COMPLETE ASS.

This video was produced when I was working at InsideMacGames.com in the fall of 2006.  It was a preview for Ambrosia Software’s new racing game, healing
Redline. It features crap footage of the game juxtaposed with quotes taken from the developer’s website. It was never released, after Ambrosia and IMG management deemed it, “Too Much”

LINK: YouTube Quicktime

Alright, viagra
this one is a classic – the summer of 2006. Before there was BIG HOT SHO, before there was Best Damn Podcast Ever, there was the Inside Mac Games Podcast. A podcast, about gaming, on the Mac. I know, right? Well hindsight is 20/20, but we still had a lot of fun. This video was a sort of promo for that show.

Here at BIG HOT SHO, we’re big fans of MANLY MEN. And at the time of this video, the most manly man I knew was THE COUGAR. He was the head electrician on a couple of film shoots I worked on. He was always telling us stories of drinking with John Woo when he worked on Hard Target and having sex with his Philippino wife he plucked out of some native village.

I snapped a photo of him with my camera phone one day and we soon figured, who better to defend Mac gamers from a sea of crap games?

LINK: YouTube Quicktime

After being fired from his industry job, more about
indie game developer Justin Fic has just 3 months to create his next hit game for the uDevGames competition. This short documentary explores the ups and downs of the indie developer experience.

To download Kung Fu Killforce, visit Dojotron.com or the Mac App Store.

Hideki Naganuma is an acclaimed videogame music composer best known for his work on the Jet Set Radio series. However, approved
he also produced tracks for other lesser known games like Sega Rally 2006, Ollie King, and Sonic Rush. Blending elements of techno, funk, hip hop, and madcap sampling of the big beat genre, Naganuma’s style is often both wildly eclectic yet instantly recognizable.

I’m a die hard Naganuma fan and decided to produce this mix in honor of the re-release of Jet Set Radio on Xbox 360 and PS3. While not all encompassing, I think it gives you good taste of his defining uptempo tracks. It’s a bit wild in parts for sure, but I included some visual elements in the video to break down what’s happening in the mix.

Be sure to check out Naganuma on iTunes and Amazon – Sega just re-released the original Jet Set Radio soundtrack.  Also, check out this recent interview with him over at RadioSega.net

Finally, to download the mix as a video or MP3, use the links below.

Hideki Naganuma Mixtape by blakebuck

MEDIA LINK: Quicktime Video   Audio MP3

 

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Sometimes, otolaryngologist things go missing.  Your keys, your pet frog, your virginity at that 98 Degrees concert. Or in case of former Nintendo president Hiroshi Yamauchi, 300 million dollars in stock. Luckily, Nintendo has a trick up it’s sleeve – a wily yet cantankerous crimefigther by the name of Mauchilock.

Though he may look docile, he has the heart of a samurai. On his desk. And if you gamer sissies give him any lip, he’ll boot your company from his platform for the next decade.

Also on this week’s show, we discuss the role of non-video gaming, Blake gets bitten by spiders, and Justin Fic gives us some details on his new game, Kung Fu Killforce.  If you want a sneak peak, be sure to check it out in the forums.

News: Nintendo Drastically Cuts 3DS to $170, Iwata an other Nintendo Execs take Paycuts, Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D Ships 4 Million Units, Ubisoft Claims DRM is Effective, Evo 2011 in Las Vegas, and Sony Ships a Surprising Number of Units Last Quarter.

Tapes: Fic Visits Arcade Exhibit at the NYC Museum of Modern Art, Stacking (XBLA), Atari Greatest Hits (iPhone), Bastion (XBLA)

If you have any feedback, send your email to feedback at best damn podcast ever dot com, call the listener line at 845-BATTLE-9, or head over to the forums.

MEDIA LINK: http://www.blakebuck.com/media/BDPE-Episode90.mp3

Sure, cystitis
everybody knows internet funnyman Blake Buck. Professional podcaster, standup comedian, and top pick of his graduating class for ‘Most Likely to Become and Alcoholic’. But few people know of his forerunner, the legendary Ben Buck.

In many ways, Ben Buck is like the beta version of Blake Buck.  While similar at first glance, he’s not quite as quick, doesn’t have as many features, and is definitely more bulky. But then again, Blake is more often covered in bugs.  At the very least, Ben Buck makes a fine substitute for William Miller this week, who is still trapped in a box of Captain Crunch.

Also this week, Justin Fic and Blake Buck reminisce on some of their favorite classic arcade games, and discuss how perhaps games today have lost touch with the importance of controls and innovation that defined the arcade era.

News: Ultimate Marvel Vs Capcom 3 Announced, Dead Rising 2: Off the Record Announced, Darkness 2 Delayed till 2012, Ex-Irrational Games forms new indie studio, Ubisoft Embraces Used Game Pay Wall, Goldeneye 007 Coming PS3 and 360

Tapes: The Barcade / Mr. Do (Arcade), Galaga Legions DX (XBLA), Fry’s (not actually a tape) / Alone in the Dark Inferno (PS3)

If you have any feedback, send your email to feedback at best damn podcast ever dot com, call the listener line at 845-BATTLE-9, or head over to the forums.

MEDIA LINK: http://www.blakebuck.com/media/BDPE-Episode89.mp3

Global warming, recuperation
the economic crisis, unhealthy
and the collective works of Coldplay.  All disasters that the knowledge of Blake Buck has help thwart.  But even the great Lord Buck is not above the occasional product sponsorship.

This video represents my favorite way to shoot – starting off simple within the confines of the premise, and ending with something that is completely removedfrom the source.  While this is the third, and for now final “Treasured Moment”, I’m sure we’ll see a few more videos along these lines in the future.

LINK:   YouTube Quicktime

World renowned scholar and statesmen Lord Buck makes his second video appearance, buy this time detailing the problems plaguing the book publishing industry.

I think number two is my favorite – as it probably makes the most sense.  But who needs that as long as it’s funny?

LINK:   YouTube Quicktime

Oh, abortion
it’s so good to see you Mister Farthington.  Please, let me take your coat.  Yes, of course – Lord Buck will be delivering his wisdom today a 2 o’clock sharp.  Please take a seat in the parlor and have a drink, Lord Buck will be out shortly.

And remember, VJ always equals NO.

LINK:   YouTube Quicktime

Talk about ancient! This video was recorded in the fall of 2003, cheap
and edited down and uploaded when we started Best Damn Podcast Ever in the fall of 2006.

Miller and I went to a residential high school, tadalafil where we had just enough free time to make some bad decisions. In this video, we recount a tale from our days in high school. Is it a glorious battle between two warriors, determined to seal their fate? Or two immature high school kids acting retarded

TWO MEN ENTER ONE MAN LEAVE.

LINK: YouTube Quicktime

It’s the fall of 2006 – back when Crocs were the hip new footwear, Sildenafil
Nintendo Wii’s were nigh impossible to find, and dinosaurs roamed the earth.  It’s at this time that William Miller and I took a trip up to New York to visit our pals Justin Fic, Bruce, and Steve Tze at Freeverse Software.

Again, looking back now, this video feels a bit long and dated, but we had a lot of fun and clearly established ourselves as the assholes of the party.

We came in search of the American Dream – we left with our asses beaten in Guitar Hero and a bad hangover.  Or perhaps, Guitar Hero and excessive drinking isn’t too far off.

LINK: YouTube Quicktime

-BLAKEBUCK

No video I have ever made has created as much hate as the one positioned above this sentence.

It’s Winter 2006. BDPE needs another video. So I thought, order
what if William Miller and I played a video game together, prescription have a few laughs, record it, and put the funny stuff into a video?  Seems like a fine enough idea.  In fact, I still to this day believe there are some really funny parts of this video.

However, in a half-hearted attempt to promote our site, I posted this video on the forums of SomethingAwful.com .  That was not a wise decision.  After a several hour flame fest, featuring a wide variety of foul language and grotesque photoshops of my face, I realized that gaining listeners through forum promotion is about as useful as shooting yourself in the dick.

Below are a couple of my favorite photoshops from said flame fest:

Ah, the internet. I love and hate you.  All at the same time.

LINK:   YouTube Quicktime

Ah, cardiologist
nothing beats the smell of dead Nazis in the morning. They should make that an incense, so I can enjoy it anytime. Anyway, here’s a video review I did of Call of Duty 2 for InsideMacGames.com waaaay back in the day (fall 2006). Though it feels a bit crude to me now, it’s got some solid jokes in it. So click that little play button already. Or don’t. Who do you think you are, buster?

LINK: YouTube Quicktime

Another early work of Best Damn Podcast Ever in the Fall of 2006. This video actually turned out to be our most popular for quite a long time.

Segata Sanshiro is one of those things you happen upon the internet one day and you’re not really sure what it is, rx
but you know it’s awesome. This short documentary traces the life and death of one of the greatest video game advertising icons ever.

By the end of 1997, viagra order
the Sega Saturn had completely failed in the United States, and Japanese sales were in trouble as well. Sega knew it had to come up with a genius marketing plan to stay competitive. And there was only one man for the job: SEGATA SANSHIRO.

At the time I made this video, these clips were quite hard to come by, and I thought the only responsible thing to do would be to compile as many of them as I could and give some backstory.

LINK: YouTube Quicktime

-BLAKEBUCK

Back in the early days of Best Damn Podcast Ever, check
we tried a few different things with our videos. In this video made in the fall of 2006, dosage
you’ll see a little behind the scenes of how we made the podcast, approved
eat a little bit of cake, and see firsthand a culture of alcohol that led to my long-term struggle with substance abuse.

Ah, college!

LINK: YouTube Quicktime

Gran Turismo. Forza Motorsport. Project Gotham Racing. What do all these racing games have in common? THEY AREN’T COMPLETE ASS.

This video was produced when I was working at InsideMacGames.com in the fall of 2006.  It was a preview for Ambrosia Software’s new racing game, shop Redline. It features crap footage of the game juxtaposed with quotes taken from the developer’s website. It was never released, after Ambrosia and IMG management deemed it, “Too Much”

LINK: YouTube Quicktime

Alright, human enhancement
this one is a classic – the summer of 2006. Before there was BIG HOT SHO, more about
before there was Best Damn Podcast Ever, patient there was the Inside Mac Games Podcast. A podcast, about gaming, on the Mac. I know, right? Well hindsight is 20/20, but we still had a lot of fun. This video was a sort of promo for that show.

Here at BIG HOT SHO, we’re big fans of MANLY MEN. And at the time of this video, the most manly man I knew was THE COUGAR. He was the head electrician on a couple of film shoots I worked on. He was always telling us stories of drinking with John Woo when he worked on Hard Target and having sex with his Philippino wife he plucked out of some native village.

I snapped a photo of him with my camera phone one day and we soon figured, who better to defend Mac gamers from a sea of crap games?

LINK: YouTube Quicktime

On this week’s show, hospital
we interview Mike Ambrogi of Final Form Games, rx
the developer behind the indie sensation Jamestown.  Topics of discussion include the history of Final Form Games, store the team’s design process, Jamestown’s marketing and distribution, and address the rumors of a release on a new platform.

We had so much fun chatting it up with Mike, the interview ran twice as long as expected.  And afterwards, we still had to do the rest of the show – so this week’s episode is a monster, weighing in at almost two hours!  Hopefully you can still fit all 110 megs of it on you Samsung Yepp.

News: New Scribblenauts Rumors, Call of Duty Black Ops Runs Out of Ideas – Puts Zombies on Moon, Microsoft Pushing Kinect on XBLA, Diablo III Shipping This Year?, Mincraft Convention Announced, Borderlands 2 Announced

Tapes: From Dust (XBLA), Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet (XBLA), Zookeeper (Arcade) – Can you beat this heat?

If you have any feedback, send your email to feedback at best damn podcast ever dot com, call the listener line at 845-BATTLE-9, or head over to the forums.

MEDIA LINK: http://www.blakebuck.com/media/BDPE-Episode91.mp3

On this week’s show, Breast
we interview Mike Ambrogi of Final Form Games, Sildenafil
the developer behind the indie sensation Jamestown.  Topics of discussion include the history of Final Form Games, the team’s design process, Jamestown’s marketing and distribution, and address the rumors of a release on a new platform.

We had so much fun chatting it up with Mike, the interview ran twice as long as expected.  And afterwards, we still had to do the rest of the show – so this week’s episode is a monster, weighing in at almost two hours!  Hopefully you can still fit all 110 megs of it on you Samsung Yepp.

News: New Scribblenauts Rumors, Call of Duty Black Ops Runs Out of Ideas – Puts Zombies on Moon, Microsoft Pushing Kinect on XBLA, Diablo III Shipping This Year?, Mincraft Convention Announced, Borderlands 2 Announced

Tapes: From Dust (XBLA), Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet (XBLA), Zookeeper (Arcade)

If you have any feedback, send your email to feedback at best damn podcast ever dot com, call the listener line at 845-BATTLE-9, or head over to the forums.

MEDIA LINK: http://www.blakebuck.com/media/BDPE-Episode91.mp3

On this week’s show, skincare
we interview Mike Ambrogi of Final Form Games, stuff
the developer behind the indie sensation Jamestown.  Topics of discussion include the history of Final Form Games, the team’s design process, Jamestown’s marketing and distribution, and address the rumors of a release on a new platform.

We had so much fun chatting it up with Mike, the interview ran twice as long as expected.  And afterwards, we still had to do the rest of the show – so this week’s episode is a monster, weighing in at almost two hours!  Hopefully you can still fit all 110 megs of it on you Samsung Yepp.

News: New Scribblenauts Rumors, Call of Duty Black Ops Runs Out of Ideas – Puts Zombies on Moon, Microsoft Pushing Kinect on XBLA, Diablo III Shipping This Year?, Mincraft Convention Announced, Borderlands 2 Announced

Tapes: From Dust (XBLA), Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet (XBLA), Zookeeper (Arcade) – Can you beat this heat?

If you have any feedback, send your email to feedback at best damn podcast ever dot com, call the listener line at 845-BATTLE-9, or head over to the forums.

MEDIA LINK: http://www.blakebuck.com/media/BDPE-Episode91.mp3

Game designer.  Podcaster.  Fashionista.  Handsome be-deviler.  These are all words that have been used to describe William Miller.  But perhaps none are more fitting then the moniker he received from a listener many years ago – “The Silent Glue

Sure, herbal
Miller may not have the obscene depravity of Justin Fic, stomatology
nor the drunken esoteric ramblings of Blake Buck.  And indeed, information pills
sometimes he is simply coding and not paying attention to the show at all. But without him, BDPE lacks a certain zest.  Or maybe it’s just your heartburn.

News: Nintendo Bringing Mario to iOS?, Battlefield 3 to Require Origin on PC, Age of Conan Doubles Revenue after Moving to Free Model, Google+ to Add Games, Just Dance 2 Sells 5 Millon Copies, More Minecon Details, Rage for PC to have Always On DRM

Tapes: Bastion Recap (XBLA), Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon (360 & PS3), Gaming Sales Charts (Not an actual tape)

If you have any feedback, send your email to feedback at best damn podcast ever dot com, call the listener line at 845-BATTLE-9, or head over to the forums.

MEDIA LINK: http://www.blakebuck.com/media/BDPE-Episode92.mp3

In the videogames industry, viagra here
lawsuits happen.  In fact, they happen a lot.  If only there was some way to sort through all the legal documents and bureaucracy.  But perhaps Minecraft designer Notch has the best idea yet for settling legal battles: Quake 3 Deathmath.

Also on this week’s show, we discuss emulators and the importance of accuracy in game preservation, William refuses to read news, and Sudosushi promises to set up our store by next week.  Totally.

News: Sony Says Mobile Gamers Moving to Vita, Heavy Iron Studios Somehow in the News, PS3 Pricedrop, Infamous 2 Announced, NFL Sunday Ticket Coming to PS3, Nintendo Releasing New Wii in Europe, Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Releasing November 18th, Bethesda Sues Minecraft – Notch Suggests Settling Grievance Via Quake 3 Arena Deathmatch, Battlefield 3 Not Releasing on Steam.

Tapes: The Last Rocket (iOS), Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet (XBLA), Ninja Baseball Batman (MAME), Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon (360/PS3).

If you have any feedback, send your email to feedback at best damn podcast ever dot com, call the listener line at 845-BATTLE-9, or head over to the forums.

MEDIA LINK: http://www.blakebuck.com/media/BDPE-Episode93.mp3

“Neither snow, dosage
nor rain, pills nor heat, nor gloom of night stays these courageous couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds” – Some dude.  Who was not at all referencing the lackluster speed at which these episodes are often posted.

Also on this week’s show, the hosts are noticably less drunk, Blake goes off on a long tangent about Atari Pinball, and Justin Fic reminisces of dressing up as a pirate and accosting evangelical Christians and babies.

News: Steve Jobs Steps Down from Apple, Halo CE Anniversary to be 3D Compatible, Deux Ex Human Revolution and OnLive Snubbed by Gamestop, Mortal Kombat Collection coming to XBLA and PSN, and More Developer Trashtalking over Vita and 3DS.

Tapes: Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet (360), Forget Me Not (iOS)

If you have any feedback, send your email to feedback at best damn podcast ever dot com, call the listener line at 845-BATTLE-9, or head over to the forums.

MEDIA LINK: http://www.blakebuck.com/media/BDPE-Episode94.mp3

Only five episodes until episode 100!  What does that mean?  Well none of us are entirely sure at the moment, viagra sale
but we’ll think of something.  Either that or just do whatever you guys suggest in the forums.  Honestly, read more
we’re awful at this whole, “preparing” thing.  So enjoy episode 95 while we prepare 96 for a few more months.

Also on this week show, we discuss Sony’s Vita and new tablets, the merits of in-game advertising, and question the role of civilian violence in war games.

News: Sony Showing PS Vita Games at Tokyo Games Show, Study Shows Violence Negatively Affects In-Game Advertising, LA Noire’s Team Bondi = Dead, Sony’s Tablets Still Blow, DICE Axes Civilians from Battlefield 3, Child of Eden Gets Bundled with Kinect, and Square Enix announces Deus Ex Inspired Clothing.

Tapes: Deus Ex Human Evolution (360/PS3), Sword and Sorcery (iOS), Stacking (XBLA), Catherine (360/PS3), Hole in the Wall (XBLA)

If you have any feedback, send your email to feedback at best damn podcast ever dot com, call the listener line at 845-BATTLE-9, or head over to the forums.

MEDIA LINK: http://www.blakebuck.com/media/BDPE-Episode95.mp3

This week’s episode is a blast from the past, syringe
as Buck and Fic reminisce of Steve Jobs, uDevGames, and our days many years ago at InsideMacGames.com.  Though there’s no Miller this week, with Buck now living in New York with Fic, this show quickly devolves into some wild tangents and ends up over 2 hours long!

Miller and Fic also have entered games into this years uDevGames competition, which is happening this week!  To download Fic’s Kung Fu Killforce or Miller’s Flying Sweden, head over to uDevGames.com. And make sure to vote for both before the contest ends this Thursday!

News: Steve Jobs Passes Away, Fifa 12 Sells 3.2 Million Copies in One Week, Apple’s Siri Posed to Become Self-Aware, Gears of War 3 DLC Detailed, Unreal Engine Running via Flash, TV Networks Coming to Xbox, Wii Self-Defense Trainer Announced

Tapes: The Binding of Isaac (PC/Mac), Gears of War 3 (360), Wizorb (Xbox Indie Games), Mercury HG (XBLA), Sleep No More (Alternate Reality Game?)

If you have any feedback, send your email to feedback at best damn podcast ever dot com, call the listener line at 845-BATTLE-9, or head over to the forums.

MEDIA LINK: http://www.blakebuck.com/media/BDPE-Episode96.mp3

After being fired from his industry job, ampoule indie game developer Justin Fic has just 3 months to create his next hit game for the uDevGames competition. This short documentary explores the ups and downs of the indie developer experience.

To download Kung Fu Killforce, dosage
visit Dojotron.com or the Mac App Store.

MEDIA LINK: http://www.blakebuck.com/media/Video-TheMakingOfKungFuKillforce.mov

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Sometimes, otolaryngologist things go missing.  Your keys, your pet frog, your virginity at that 98 Degrees concert. Or in case of former Nintendo president Hiroshi Yamauchi, 300 million dollars in stock. Luckily, Nintendo has a trick up it’s sleeve – a wily yet cantankerous crimefigther by the name of Mauchilock.

Though he may look docile, he has the heart of a samurai. On his desk. And if you gamer sissies give him any lip, he’ll boot your company from his platform for the next decade.

Also on this week’s show, we discuss the role of non-video gaming, Blake gets bitten by spiders, and Justin Fic gives us some details on his new game, Kung Fu Killforce.  If you want a sneak peak, be sure to check it out in the forums.

News: Nintendo Drastically Cuts 3DS to $170, Iwata an other Nintendo Execs take Paycuts, Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D Ships 4 Million Units, Ubisoft Claims DRM is Effective, Evo 2011 in Las Vegas, and Sony Ships a Surprising Number of Units Last Quarter.

Tapes: Fic Visits Arcade Exhibit at the NYC Museum of Modern Art, Stacking (XBLA), Atari Greatest Hits (iPhone), Bastion (XBLA)

If you have any feedback, send your email to feedback at best damn podcast ever dot com, call the listener line at 845-BATTLE-9, or head over to the forums.

MEDIA LINK: http://www.blakebuck.com/media/BDPE-Episode90.mp3

Sure, cystitis
everybody knows internet funnyman Blake Buck. Professional podcaster, standup comedian, and top pick of his graduating class for ‘Most Likely to Become and Alcoholic’. But few people know of his forerunner, the legendary Ben Buck.

In many ways, Ben Buck is like the beta version of Blake Buck.  While similar at first glance, he’s not quite as quick, doesn’t have as many features, and is definitely more bulky. But then again, Blake is more often covered in bugs.  At the very least, Ben Buck makes a fine substitute for William Miller this week, who is still trapped in a box of Captain Crunch.

Also this week, Justin Fic and Blake Buck reminisce on some of their favorite classic arcade games, and discuss how perhaps games today have lost touch with the importance of controls and innovation that defined the arcade era.

News: Ultimate Marvel Vs Capcom 3 Announced, Dead Rising 2: Off the Record Announced, Darkness 2 Delayed till 2012, Ex-Irrational Games forms new indie studio, Ubisoft Embraces Used Game Pay Wall, Goldeneye 007 Coming PS3 and 360

Tapes: The Barcade / Mr. Do (Arcade), Galaga Legions DX (XBLA), Fry’s (not actually a tape) / Alone in the Dark Inferno (PS3)

If you have any feedback, send your email to feedback at best damn podcast ever dot com, call the listener line at 845-BATTLE-9, or head over to the forums.

MEDIA LINK: http://www.blakebuck.com/media/BDPE-Episode89.mp3

Global warming, recuperation
the economic crisis, unhealthy
and the collective works of Coldplay.  All disasters that the knowledge of Blake Buck has help thwart.  But even the great Lord Buck is not above the occasional product sponsorship.

This video represents my favorite way to shoot – starting off simple within the confines of the premise, and ending with something that is completely removedfrom the source.  While this is the third, and for now final “Treasured Moment”, I’m sure we’ll see a few more videos along these lines in the future.

LINK:   YouTube Quicktime

World renowned scholar and statesmen Lord Buck makes his second video appearance, buy this time detailing the problems plaguing the book publishing industry.

I think number two is my favorite – as it probably makes the most sense.  But who needs that as long as it’s funny?

LINK:   YouTube Quicktime

Oh, abortion
it’s so good to see you Mister Farthington.  Please, let me take your coat.  Yes, of course – Lord Buck will be delivering his wisdom today a 2 o’clock sharp.  Please take a seat in the parlor and have a drink, Lord Buck will be out shortly.

And remember, VJ always equals NO.

LINK:   YouTube Quicktime

Talk about ancient! This video was recorded in the fall of 2003, cheap
and edited down and uploaded when we started Best Damn Podcast Ever in the fall of 2006.

Miller and I went to a residential high school, tadalafil where we had just enough free time to make some bad decisions. In this video, we recount a tale from our days in high school. Is it a glorious battle between two warriors, determined to seal their fate? Or two immature high school kids acting retarded

TWO MEN ENTER ONE MAN LEAVE.

LINK: YouTube Quicktime

It’s the fall of 2006 – back when Crocs were the hip new footwear, Sildenafil
Nintendo Wii’s were nigh impossible to find, and dinosaurs roamed the earth.  It’s at this time that William Miller and I took a trip up to New York to visit our pals Justin Fic, Bruce, and Steve Tze at Freeverse Software.

Again, looking back now, this video feels a bit long and dated, but we had a lot of fun and clearly established ourselves as the assholes of the party.

We came in search of the American Dream – we left with our asses beaten in Guitar Hero and a bad hangover.  Or perhaps, Guitar Hero and excessive drinking isn’t too far off.

LINK: YouTube Quicktime

-BLAKEBUCK

No video I have ever made has created as much hate as the one positioned above this sentence.

It’s Winter 2006. BDPE needs another video. So I thought, order
what if William Miller and I played a video game together, prescription have a few laughs, record it, and put the funny stuff into a video?  Seems like a fine enough idea.  In fact, I still to this day believe there are some really funny parts of this video.

However, in a half-hearted attempt to promote our site, I posted this video on the forums of SomethingAwful.com .  That was not a wise decision.  After a several hour flame fest, featuring a wide variety of foul language and grotesque photoshops of my face, I realized that gaining listeners through forum promotion is about as useful as shooting yourself in the dick.

Below are a couple of my favorite photoshops from said flame fest:

Ah, the internet. I love and hate you.  All at the same time.

LINK:   YouTube Quicktime

Ah, cardiologist
nothing beats the smell of dead Nazis in the morning. They should make that an incense, so I can enjoy it anytime. Anyway, here’s a video review I did of Call of Duty 2 for InsideMacGames.com waaaay back in the day (fall 2006). Though it feels a bit crude to me now, it’s got some solid jokes in it. So click that little play button already. Or don’t. Who do you think you are, buster?

LINK: YouTube Quicktime

Another early work of Best Damn Podcast Ever in the Fall of 2006. This video actually turned out to be our most popular for quite a long time.

Segata Sanshiro is one of those things you happen upon the internet one day and you’re not really sure what it is, rx
but you know it’s awesome. This short documentary traces the life and death of one of the greatest video game advertising icons ever.

By the end of 1997, viagra order
the Sega Saturn had completely failed in the United States, and Japanese sales were in trouble as well. Sega knew it had to come up with a genius marketing plan to stay competitive. And there was only one man for the job: SEGATA SANSHIRO.

At the time I made this video, these clips were quite hard to come by, and I thought the only responsible thing to do would be to compile as many of them as I could and give some backstory.

LINK: YouTube Quicktime

-BLAKEBUCK

Back in the early days of Best Damn Podcast Ever, check
we tried a few different things with our videos. In this video made in the fall of 2006, dosage
you’ll see a little behind the scenes of how we made the podcast, approved
eat a little bit of cake, and see firsthand a culture of alcohol that led to my long-term struggle with substance abuse.

Ah, college!

LINK: YouTube Quicktime

Gran Turismo. Forza Motorsport. Project Gotham Racing. What do all these racing games have in common? THEY AREN’T COMPLETE ASS.

This video was produced when I was working at InsideMacGames.com in the fall of 2006.  It was a preview for Ambrosia Software’s new racing game, shop Redline. It features crap footage of the game juxtaposed with quotes taken from the developer’s website. It was never released, after Ambrosia and IMG management deemed it, “Too Much”

LINK: YouTube Quicktime

Alright, human enhancement
this one is a classic – the summer of 2006. Before there was BIG HOT SHO, more about
before there was Best Damn Podcast Ever, patient there was the Inside Mac Games Podcast. A podcast, about gaming, on the Mac. I know, right? Well hindsight is 20/20, but we still had a lot of fun. This video was a sort of promo for that show.

Here at BIG HOT SHO, we’re big fans of MANLY MEN. And at the time of this video, the most manly man I knew was THE COUGAR. He was the head electrician on a couple of film shoots I worked on. He was always telling us stories of drinking with John Woo when he worked on Hard Target and having sex with his Philippino wife he plucked out of some native village.

I snapped a photo of him with my camera phone one day and we soon figured, who better to defend Mac gamers from a sea of crap games?

LINK: YouTube Quicktime

On this week’s show, hospital
we interview Mike Ambrogi of Final Form Games, rx
the developer behind the indie sensation Jamestown.  Topics of discussion include the history of Final Form Games, store the team’s design process, Jamestown’s marketing and distribution, and address the rumors of a release on a new platform.

We had so much fun chatting it up with Mike, the interview ran twice as long as expected.  And afterwards, we still had to do the rest of the show – so this week’s episode is a monster, weighing in at almost two hours!  Hopefully you can still fit all 110 megs of it on you Samsung Yepp.

News: New Scribblenauts Rumors, Call of Duty Black Ops Runs Out of Ideas – Puts Zombies on Moon, Microsoft Pushing Kinect on XBLA, Diablo III Shipping This Year?, Mincraft Convention Announced, Borderlands 2 Announced

Tapes: From Dust (XBLA), Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet (XBLA), Zookeeper (Arcade) – Can you beat this heat?

If you have any feedback, send your email to feedback at best damn podcast ever dot com, call the listener line at 845-BATTLE-9, or head over to the forums.

MEDIA LINK: http://www.blakebuck.com/media/BDPE-Episode91.mp3

On this week’s show, Breast
we interview Mike Ambrogi of Final Form Games, Sildenafil
the developer behind the indie sensation Jamestown.  Topics of discussion include the history of Final Form Games, the team’s design process, Jamestown’s marketing and distribution, and address the rumors of a release on a new platform.

We had so much fun chatting it up with Mike, the interview ran twice as long as expected.  And afterwards, we still had to do the rest of the show – so this week’s episode is a monster, weighing in at almost two hours!  Hopefully you can still fit all 110 megs of it on you Samsung Yepp.

News: New Scribblenauts Rumors, Call of Duty Black Ops Runs Out of Ideas – Puts Zombies on Moon, Microsoft Pushing Kinect on XBLA, Diablo III Shipping This Year?, Mincraft Convention Announced, Borderlands 2 Announced

Tapes: From Dust (XBLA), Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet (XBLA), Zookeeper (Arcade)

If you have any feedback, send your email to feedback at best damn podcast ever dot com, call the listener line at 845-BATTLE-9, or head over to the forums.

MEDIA LINK: http://www.blakebuck.com/media/BDPE-Episode91.mp3

On this week’s show, skincare
we interview Mike Ambrogi of Final Form Games, stuff
the developer behind the indie sensation Jamestown.  Topics of discussion include the history of Final Form Games, the team’s design process, Jamestown’s marketing and distribution, and address the rumors of a release on a new platform.

We had so much fun chatting it up with Mike, the interview ran twice as long as expected.  And afterwards, we still had to do the rest of the show – so this week’s episode is a monster, weighing in at almost two hours!  Hopefully you can still fit all 110 megs of it on you Samsung Yepp.

News: New Scribblenauts Rumors, Call of Duty Black Ops Runs Out of Ideas – Puts Zombies on Moon, Microsoft Pushing Kinect on XBLA, Diablo III Shipping This Year?, Mincraft Convention Announced, Borderlands 2 Announced

Tapes: From Dust (XBLA), Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet (XBLA), Zookeeper (Arcade) – Can you beat this heat?

If you have any feedback, send your email to feedback at best damn podcast ever dot com, call the listener line at 845-BATTLE-9, or head over to the forums.

MEDIA LINK: http://www.blakebuck.com/media/BDPE-Episode91.mp3

Game designer.  Podcaster.  Fashionista.  Handsome be-deviler.  These are all words that have been used to describe William Miller.  But perhaps none are more fitting then the moniker he received from a listener many years ago – “The Silent Glue

Sure, herbal
Miller may not have the obscene depravity of Justin Fic, stomatology
nor the drunken esoteric ramblings of Blake Buck.  And indeed, information pills
sometimes he is simply coding and not paying attention to the show at all. But without him, BDPE lacks a certain zest.  Or maybe it’s just your heartburn.

News: Nintendo Bringing Mario to iOS?, Battlefield 3 to Require Origin on PC, Age of Conan Doubles Revenue after Moving to Free Model, Google+ to Add Games, Just Dance 2 Sells 5 Millon Copies, More Minecon Details, Rage for PC to have Always On DRM

Tapes: Bastion Recap (XBLA), Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon (360 & PS3), Gaming Sales Charts (Not an actual tape)

If you have any feedback, send your email to feedback at best damn podcast ever dot com, call the listener line at 845-BATTLE-9, or head over to the forums.

MEDIA LINK: http://www.blakebuck.com/media/BDPE-Episode92.mp3

In the videogames industry, viagra here
lawsuits happen.  In fact, they happen a lot.  If only there was some way to sort through all the legal documents and bureaucracy.  But perhaps Minecraft designer Notch has the best idea yet for settling legal battles: Quake 3 Deathmath.

Also on this week’s show, we discuss emulators and the importance of accuracy in game preservation, William refuses to read news, and Sudosushi promises to set up our store by next week.  Totally.

News: Sony Says Mobile Gamers Moving to Vita, Heavy Iron Studios Somehow in the News, PS3 Pricedrop, Infamous 2 Announced, NFL Sunday Ticket Coming to PS3, Nintendo Releasing New Wii in Europe, Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Releasing November 18th, Bethesda Sues Minecraft – Notch Suggests Settling Grievance Via Quake 3 Arena Deathmatch, Battlefield 3 Not Releasing on Steam.

Tapes: The Last Rocket (iOS), Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet (XBLA), Ninja Baseball Batman (MAME), Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon (360/PS3).

If you have any feedback, send your email to feedback at best damn podcast ever dot com, call the listener line at 845-BATTLE-9, or head over to the forums.

MEDIA LINK: http://www.blakebuck.com/media/BDPE-Episode93.mp3

“Neither snow, dosage
nor rain, pills nor heat, nor gloom of night stays these courageous couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds” – Some dude.  Who was not at all referencing the lackluster speed at which these episodes are often posted.

Also on this week’s show, the hosts are noticably less drunk, Blake goes off on a long tangent about Atari Pinball, and Justin Fic reminisces of dressing up as a pirate and accosting evangelical Christians and babies.

News: Steve Jobs Steps Down from Apple, Halo CE Anniversary to be 3D Compatible, Deux Ex Human Revolution and OnLive Snubbed by Gamestop, Mortal Kombat Collection coming to XBLA and PSN, and More Developer Trashtalking over Vita and 3DS.

Tapes: Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet (360), Forget Me Not (iOS)

If you have any feedback, send your email to feedback at best damn podcast ever dot com, call the listener line at 845-BATTLE-9, or head over to the forums.

MEDIA LINK: http://www.blakebuck.com/media/BDPE-Episode94.mp3

Only five episodes until episode 100!  What does that mean?  Well none of us are entirely sure at the moment, viagra sale
but we’ll think of something.  Either that or just do whatever you guys suggest in the forums.  Honestly, read more
we’re awful at this whole, “preparing” thing.  So enjoy episode 95 while we prepare 96 for a few more months.

Also on this week show, we discuss Sony’s Vita and new tablets, the merits of in-game advertising, and question the role of civilian violence in war games.

News: Sony Showing PS Vita Games at Tokyo Games Show, Study Shows Violence Negatively Affects In-Game Advertising, LA Noire’s Team Bondi = Dead, Sony’s Tablets Still Blow, DICE Axes Civilians from Battlefield 3, Child of Eden Gets Bundled with Kinect, and Square Enix announces Deus Ex Inspired Clothing.

Tapes: Deus Ex Human Evolution (360/PS3), Sword and Sorcery (iOS), Stacking (XBLA), Catherine (360/PS3), Hole in the Wall (XBLA)

If you have any feedback, send your email to feedback at best damn podcast ever dot com, call the listener line at 845-BATTLE-9, or head over to the forums.

MEDIA LINK: http://www.blakebuck.com/media/BDPE-Episode95.mp3

This week’s episode is a blast from the past, syringe
as Buck and Fic reminisce of Steve Jobs, uDevGames, and our days many years ago at InsideMacGames.com.  Though there’s no Miller this week, with Buck now living in New York with Fic, this show quickly devolves into some wild tangents and ends up over 2 hours long!

Miller and Fic also have entered games into this years uDevGames competition, which is happening this week!  To download Fic’s Kung Fu Killforce or Miller’s Flying Sweden, head over to uDevGames.com. And make sure to vote for both before the contest ends this Thursday!

News: Steve Jobs Passes Away, Fifa 12 Sells 3.2 Million Copies in One Week, Apple’s Siri Posed to Become Self-Aware, Gears of War 3 DLC Detailed, Unreal Engine Running via Flash, TV Networks Coming to Xbox, Wii Self-Defense Trainer Announced

Tapes: The Binding of Isaac (PC/Mac), Gears of War 3 (360), Wizorb (Xbox Indie Games), Mercury HG (XBLA), Sleep No More (Alternate Reality Game?)

If you have any feedback, send your email to feedback at best damn podcast ever dot com, call the listener line at 845-BATTLE-9, or head over to the forums.

MEDIA LINK: http://www.blakebuck.com/media/BDPE-Episode96.mp3

Sep 19

Sometimes, otolaryngologist things go missing.  Your keys, your pet frog, your virginity at that 98 Degrees concert. Or in case of former Nintendo president Hiroshi Yamauchi, 300 million dollars in stock. Luckily, Nintendo has a trick up it’s sleeve – a wily yet cantankerous crimefigther by the name of Mauchilock.

Though he may look docile, he has the heart of a samurai. On his desk. And if you gamer sissies give him any lip, he’ll boot your company from his platform for the next decade.

Also on this week’s show, we discuss the role of non-video gaming, Blake gets bitten by spiders, and Justin Fic gives us some details on his new game, Kung Fu Killforce.  If you want a sneak peak, be sure to check it out in the forums.

News: Nintendo Drastically Cuts 3DS to $170, Iwata an other Nintendo Execs take Paycuts, Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D Ships 4 Million Units, Ubisoft Claims DRM is Effective, Evo 2011 in Las Vegas, and Sony Ships a Surprising Number of Units Last Quarter.

Tapes: Fic Visits Arcade Exhibit at the NYC Museum of Modern Art, Stacking (XBLA), Atari Greatest Hits (iPhone), Bastion (XBLA)

If you have any feedback, send your email to feedback at best damn podcast ever dot com, call the listener line at 845-BATTLE-9, or head over to the forums.

MEDIA LINK: http://www.blakebuck.com/media/BDPE-Episode90.mp3

Sure, cystitis
everybody knows internet funnyman Blake Buck. Professional podcaster, standup comedian, and top pick of his graduating class for ‘Most Likely to Become and Alcoholic’. But few people know of his forerunner, the legendary Ben Buck.

In many ways, Ben Buck is like the beta version of Blake Buck.  While similar at first glance, he’s not quite as quick, doesn’t have as many features, and is definitely more bulky. But then again, Blake is more often covered in bugs.  At the very least, Ben Buck makes a fine substitute for William Miller this week, who is still trapped in a box of Captain Crunch.

Also this week, Justin Fic and Blake Buck reminisce on some of their favorite classic arcade games, and discuss how perhaps games today have lost touch with the importance of controls and innovation that defined the arcade era.

News: Ultimate Marvel Vs Capcom 3 Announced, Dead Rising 2: Off the Record Announced, Darkness 2 Delayed till 2012, Ex-Irrational Games forms new indie studio, Ubisoft Embraces Used Game Pay Wall, Goldeneye 007 Coming PS3 and 360

Tapes: The Barcade / Mr. Do (Arcade), Galaga Legions DX (XBLA), Fry’s (not actually a tape) / Alone in the Dark Inferno (PS3)

If you have any feedback, send your email to feedback at best damn podcast ever dot com, call the listener line at 845-BATTLE-9, or head over to the forums.

MEDIA LINK: http://www.blakebuck.com/media/BDPE-Episode89.mp3

Global warming, recuperation
the economic crisis, unhealthy
and the collective works of Coldplay.  All disasters that the knowledge of Blake Buck has help thwart.  But even the great Lord Buck is not above the occasional product sponsorship.

This video represents my favorite way to shoot – starting off simple within the confines of the premise, and ending with something that is completely removedfrom the source.  While this is the third, and for now final “Treasured Moment”, I’m sure we’ll see a few more videos along these lines in the future.

LINK:   YouTube Quicktime

World renowned scholar and statesmen Lord Buck makes his second video appearance, buy this time detailing the problems plaguing the book publishing industry.

I think number two is my favorite – as it probably makes the most sense.  But who needs that as long as it’s funny?

LINK:   YouTube Quicktime

Oh, abortion
it’s so good to see you Mister Farthington.  Please, let me take your coat.  Yes, of course – Lord Buck will be delivering his wisdom today a 2 o’clock sharp.  Please take a seat in the parlor and have a drink, Lord Buck will be out shortly.

And remember, VJ always equals NO.

LINK:   YouTube Quicktime

Talk about ancient! This video was recorded in the fall of 2003, cheap
and edited down and uploaded when we started Best Damn Podcast Ever in the fall of 2006.

Miller and I went to a residential high school, tadalafil where we had just enough free time to make some bad decisions. In this video, we recount a tale from our days in high school. Is it a glorious battle between two warriors, determined to seal their fate? Or two immature high school kids acting retarded

TWO MEN ENTER ONE MAN LEAVE.

LINK: YouTube Quicktime

It’s the fall of 2006 – back when Crocs were the hip new footwear, Sildenafil
Nintendo Wii’s were nigh impossible to find, and dinosaurs roamed the earth.  It’s at this time that William Miller and I took a trip up to New York to visit our pals Justin Fic, Bruce, and Steve Tze at Freeverse Software.

Again, looking back now, this video feels a bit long and dated, but we had a lot of fun and clearly established ourselves as the assholes of the party.

We came in search of the American Dream – we left with our asses beaten in Guitar Hero and a bad hangover.  Or perhaps, Guitar Hero and excessive drinking isn’t too far off.

LINK: YouTube Quicktime

-BLAKEBUCK

No video I have ever made has created as much hate as the one positioned above this sentence.

It’s Winter 2006. BDPE needs another video. So I thought, order
what if William Miller and I played a video game together, prescription have a few laughs, record it, and put the funny stuff into a video?  Seems like a fine enough idea.  In fact, I still to this day believe there are some really funny parts of this video.

However, in a half-hearted attempt to promote our site, I posted this video on the forums of SomethingAwful.com .  That was not a wise decision.  After a several hour flame fest, featuring a wide variety of foul language and grotesque photoshops of my face, I realized that gaining listeners through forum promotion is about as useful as shooting yourself in the dick.

Below are a couple of my favorite photoshops from said flame fest:

Ah, the internet. I love and hate you.  All at the same time.

LINK:   YouTube Quicktime

Ah, cardiologist
nothing beats the smell of dead Nazis in the morning. They should make that an incense, so I can enjoy it anytime. Anyway, here’s a video review I did of Call of Duty 2 for InsideMacGames.com waaaay back in the day (fall 2006). Though it feels a bit crude to me now, it’s got some solid jokes in it. So click that little play button already. Or don’t. Who do you think you are, buster?

LINK: YouTube Quicktime

Another early work of Best Damn Podcast Ever in the Fall of 2006. This video actually turned out to be our most popular for quite a long time.

Segata Sanshiro is one of those things you happen upon the internet one day and you’re not really sure what it is, rx
but you know it’s awesome. This short documentary traces the life and death of one of the greatest video game advertising icons ever.

By the end of 1997, viagra order
the Sega Saturn had completely failed in the United States, and Japanese sales were in trouble as well. Sega knew it had to come up with a genius marketing plan to stay competitive. And there was only one man for the job: SEGATA SANSHIRO.

At the time I made this video, these clips were quite hard to come by, and I thought the only responsible thing to do would be to compile as many of them as I could and give some backstory.

LINK: YouTube Quicktime

-BLAKEBUCK

Back in the early days of Best Damn Podcast Ever, check
we tried a few different things with our videos. In this video made in the fall of 2006, dosage
you’ll see a little behind the scenes of how we made the podcast, approved
eat a little bit of cake, and see firsthand a culture of alcohol that led to my long-term struggle with substance abuse.

Ah, college!

LINK: YouTube Quicktime

Gran Turismo. Forza Motorsport. Project Gotham Racing. What do all these racing games have in common? THEY AREN’T COMPLETE ASS.

This video was produced when I was working at InsideMacGames.com in the fall of 2006.  It was a preview for Ambrosia Software’s new racing game, shop Redline. It features crap footage of the game juxtaposed with quotes taken from the developer’s website. It was never released, after Ambrosia and IMG management deemed it, “Too Much”

LINK: YouTube Quicktime

Alright, human enhancement
this one is a classic – the summer of 2006. Before there was BIG HOT SHO, more about
before there was Best Damn Podcast Ever, patient there was the Inside Mac Games Podcast. A podcast, about gaming, on the Mac. I know, right? Well hindsight is 20/20, but we still had a lot of fun. This video was a sort of promo for that show.

Here at BIG HOT SHO, we’re big fans of MANLY MEN. And at the time of this video, the most manly man I knew was THE COUGAR. He was the head electrician on a couple of film shoots I worked on. He was always telling us stories of drinking with John Woo when he worked on Hard Target and having sex with his Philippino wife he plucked out of some native village.

I snapped a photo of him with my camera phone one day and we soon figured, who better to defend Mac gamers from a sea of crap games?

LINK: YouTube Quicktime

On this week’s show, hospital
we interview Mike Ambrogi of Final Form Games, rx
the developer behind the indie sensation Jamestown.  Topics of discussion include the history of Final Form Games, store the team’s design process, Jamestown’s marketing and distribution, and address the rumors of a release on a new platform.

We had so much fun chatting it up with Mike, the interview ran twice as long as expected.  And afterwards, we still had to do the rest of the show – so this week’s episode is a monster, weighing in at almost two hours!  Hopefully you can still fit all 110 megs of it on you Samsung Yepp.

News: New Scribblenauts Rumors, Call of Duty Black Ops Runs Out of Ideas – Puts Zombies on Moon, Microsoft Pushing Kinect on XBLA, Diablo III Shipping This Year?, Mincraft Convention Announced, Borderlands 2 Announced

Tapes: From Dust (XBLA), Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet (XBLA), Zookeeper (Arcade) – Can you beat this heat?

If you have any feedback, send your email to feedback at best damn podcast ever dot com, call the listener line at 845-BATTLE-9, or head over to the forums.

MEDIA LINK: http://www.blakebuck.com/media/BDPE-Episode91.mp3

On this week’s show, Breast
we interview Mike Ambrogi of Final Form Games, Sildenafil
the developer behind the indie sensation Jamestown.  Topics of discussion include the history of Final Form Games, the team’s design process, Jamestown’s marketing and distribution, and address the rumors of a release on a new platform.

We had so much fun chatting it up with Mike, the interview ran twice as long as expected.  And afterwards, we still had to do the rest of the show – so this week’s episode is a monster, weighing in at almost two hours!  Hopefully you can still fit all 110 megs of it on you Samsung Yepp.

News: New Scribblenauts Rumors, Call of Duty Black Ops Runs Out of Ideas – Puts Zombies on Moon, Microsoft Pushing Kinect on XBLA, Diablo III Shipping This Year?, Mincraft Convention Announced, Borderlands 2 Announced

Tapes: From Dust (XBLA), Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet (XBLA), Zookeeper (Arcade)

If you have any feedback, send your email to feedback at best damn podcast ever dot com, call the listener line at 845-BATTLE-9, or head over to the forums.

MEDIA LINK: http://www.blakebuck.com/media/BDPE-Episode91.mp3

On this week’s show, skincare
we interview Mike Ambrogi of Final Form Games, stuff
the developer behind the indie sensation Jamestown.  Topics of discussion include the history of Final Form Games, the team’s design process, Jamestown’s marketing and distribution, and address the rumors of a release on a new platform.

We had so much fun chatting it up with Mike, the interview ran twice as long as expected.  And afterwards, we still had to do the rest of the show – so this week’s episode is a monster, weighing in at almost two hours!  Hopefully you can still fit all 110 megs of it on you Samsung Yepp.

News: New Scribblenauts Rumors, Call of Duty Black Ops Runs Out of Ideas – Puts Zombies on Moon, Microsoft Pushing Kinect on XBLA, Diablo III Shipping This Year?, Mincraft Convention Announced, Borderlands 2 Announced

Tapes: From Dust (XBLA), Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet (XBLA), Zookeeper (Arcade) – Can you beat this heat?

If you have any feedback, send your email to feedback at best damn podcast ever dot com, call the listener line at 845-BATTLE-9, or head over to the forums.

MEDIA LINK: http://www.blakebuck.com/media/BDPE-Episode91.mp3

Game designer.  Podcaster.  Fashionista.  Handsome be-deviler.  These are all words that have been used to describe William Miller.  But perhaps none are more fitting then the moniker he received from a listener many years ago – “The Silent Glue

Sure, herbal
Miller may not have the obscene depravity of Justin Fic, stomatology
nor the drunken esoteric ramblings of Blake Buck.  And indeed, information pills
sometimes he is simply coding and not paying attention to the show at all. But without him, BDPE lacks a certain zest.  Or maybe it’s just your heartburn.

News: Nintendo Bringing Mario to iOS?, Battlefield 3 to Require Origin on PC, Age of Conan Doubles Revenue after Moving to Free Model, Google+ to Add Games, Just Dance 2 Sells 5 Millon Copies, More Minecon Details, Rage for PC to have Always On DRM

Tapes: Bastion Recap (XBLA), Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon (360 & PS3), Gaming Sales Charts (Not an actual tape)

If you have any feedback, send your email to feedback at best damn podcast ever dot com, call the listener line at 845-BATTLE-9, or head over to the forums.

MEDIA LINK: http://www.blakebuck.com/media/BDPE-Episode92.mp3

In the videogames industry, viagra here
lawsuits happen.  In fact, they happen a lot.  If only there was some way to sort through all the legal documents and bureaucracy.  But perhaps Minecraft designer Notch has the best idea yet for settling legal battles: Quake 3 Deathmath.

Also on this week’s show, we discuss emulators and the importance of accuracy in game preservation, William refuses to read news, and Sudosushi promises to set up our store by next week.  Totally.

News: Sony Says Mobile Gamers Moving to Vita, Heavy Iron Studios Somehow in the News, PS3 Pricedrop, Infamous 2 Announced, NFL Sunday Ticket Coming to PS3, Nintendo Releasing New Wii in Europe, Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Releasing November 18th, Bethesda Sues Minecraft – Notch Suggests Settling Grievance Via Quake 3 Arena Deathmatch, Battlefield 3 Not Releasing on Steam.

Tapes: The Last Rocket (iOS), Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet (XBLA), Ninja Baseball Batman (MAME), Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon (360/PS3).

If you have any feedback, send your email to feedback at best damn podcast ever dot com, call the listener line at 845-BATTLE-9, or head over to the forums.

MEDIA LINK: http://www.blakebuck.com/media/BDPE-Episode93.mp3

“Neither snow, dosage
nor rain, pills nor heat, nor gloom of night stays these courageous couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds” – Some dude.  Who was not at all referencing the lackluster speed at which these episodes are often posted.

Also on this week’s show, the hosts are noticably less drunk, Blake goes off on a long tangent about Atari Pinball, and Justin Fic reminisces of dressing up as a pirate and accosting evangelical Christians and babies.

News: Steve Jobs Steps Down from Apple, Halo CE Anniversary to be 3D Compatible, Deux Ex Human Revolution and OnLive Snubbed by Gamestop, Mortal Kombat Collection coming to XBLA and PSN, and More Developer Trashtalking over Vita and 3DS.

Tapes: Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet (360), Forget Me Not (iOS)

If you have any feedback, send your email to feedback at best damn podcast ever dot com, call the listener line at 845-BATTLE-9, or head over to the forums.

MEDIA LINK: http://www.blakebuck.com/media/BDPE-Episode94.mp3

Only five episodes until episode 100!  What does that mean?  Well none of us are entirely sure at the moment, viagra sale
but we’ll think of something.  Either that or just do whatever you guys suggest in the forums.  Honestly, read more
we’re awful at this whole, “preparing” thing.  So enjoy episode 95 while we prepare 96 for a few more months.

Also on this week show, we discuss Sony’s Vita and new tablets, the merits of in-game advertising, and question the role of civilian violence in war games.

News: Sony Showing PS Vita Games at Tokyo Games Show, Study Shows Violence Negatively Affects In-Game Advertising, LA Noire’s Team Bondi = Dead, Sony’s Tablets Still Blow, DICE Axes Civilians from Battlefield 3, Child of Eden Gets Bundled with Kinect, and Square Enix announces Deus Ex Inspired Clothing.

Tapes: Deus Ex Human Evolution (360/PS3), Sword and Sorcery (iOS), Stacking (XBLA), Catherine (360/PS3), Hole in the Wall (XBLA)

If you have any feedback, send your email to feedback at best damn podcast ever dot com, call the listener line at 845-BATTLE-9, or head over to the forums.

MEDIA LINK: http://www.blakebuck.com/media/BDPE-Episode95.mp3

Sep 7

Sometimes, otolaryngologist things go missing.  Your keys, your pet frog, your virginity at that 98 Degrees concert. Or in case of former Nintendo president Hiroshi Yamauchi, 300 million dollars in stock. Luckily, Nintendo has a trick up it’s sleeve – a wily yet cantankerous crimefigther by the name of Mauchilock.

Though he may look docile, he has the heart of a samurai. On his desk. And if you gamer sissies give him any lip, he’ll boot your company from his platform for the next decade.

Also on this week’s show, we discuss the role of non-video gaming, Blake gets bitten by spiders, and Justin Fic gives us some details on his new game, Kung Fu Killforce.  If you want a sneak peak, be sure to check it out in the forums.

News: Nintendo Drastically Cuts 3DS to $170, Iwata an other Nintendo Execs take Paycuts, Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D Ships 4 Million Units, Ubisoft Claims DRM is Effective, Evo 2011 in Las Vegas, and Sony Ships a Surprising Number of Units Last Quarter.

Tapes: Fic Visits Arcade Exhibit at the NYC Museum of Modern Art, Stacking (XBLA), Atari Greatest Hits (iPhone), Bastion (XBLA)

If you have any feedback, send your email to feedback at best damn podcast ever dot com, call the listener line at 845-BATTLE-9, or head over to the forums.

MEDIA LINK: http://www.blakebuck.com/media/BDPE-Episode90.mp3

Sure, cystitis
everybody knows internet funnyman Blake Buck. Professional podcaster, standup comedian, and top pick of his graduating class for ‘Most Likely to Become and Alcoholic’. But few people know of his forerunner, the legendary Ben Buck.

In many ways, Ben Buck is like the beta version of Blake Buck.  While similar at first glance, he’s not quite as quick, doesn’t have as many features, and is definitely more bulky. But then again, Blake is more often covered in bugs.  At the very least, Ben Buck makes a fine substitute for William Miller this week, who is still trapped in a box of Captain Crunch.

Also this week, Justin Fic and Blake Buck reminisce on some of their favorite classic arcade games, and discuss how perhaps games today have lost touch with the importance of controls and innovation that defined the arcade era.

News: Ultimate Marvel Vs Capcom 3 Announced, Dead Rising 2: Off the Record Announced, Darkness 2 Delayed till 2012, Ex-Irrational Games forms new indie studio, Ubisoft Embraces Used Game Pay Wall, Goldeneye 007 Coming PS3 and 360

Tapes: The Barcade / Mr. Do (Arcade), Galaga Legions DX (XBLA), Fry’s (not actually a tape) / Alone in the Dark Inferno (PS3)

If you have any feedback, send your email to feedback at best damn podcast ever dot com, call the listener line at 845-BATTLE-9, or head over to the forums.

MEDIA LINK: http://www.blakebuck.com/media/BDPE-Episode89.mp3

Global warming, recuperation
the economic crisis, unhealthy
and the collective works of Coldplay.  All disasters that the knowledge of Blake Buck has help thwart.  But even the great Lord Buck is not above the occasional product sponsorship.

This video represents my favorite way to shoot – starting off simple within the confines of the premise, and ending with something that is completely removedfrom the source.  While this is the third, and for now final “Treasured Moment”, I’m sure we’ll see a few more videos along these lines in the future.

LINK:   YouTube Quicktime

World renowned scholar and statesmen Lord Buck makes his second video appearance, buy this time detailing the problems plaguing the book publishing industry.

I think number two is my favorite – as it probably makes the most sense.  But who needs that as long as it’s funny?

LINK:   YouTube Quicktime

Oh, abortion
it’s so good to see you Mister Farthington.  Please, let me take your coat.  Yes, of course – Lord Buck will be delivering his wisdom today a 2 o’clock sharp.  Please take a seat in the parlor and have a drink, Lord Buck will be out shortly.

And remember, VJ always equals NO.

LINK:   YouTube Quicktime

Talk about ancient! This video was recorded in the fall of 2003, cheap
and edited down and uploaded when we started Best Damn Podcast Ever in the fall of 2006.

Miller and I went to a residential high school, tadalafil where we had just enough free time to make some bad decisions. In this video, we recount a tale from our days in high school. Is it a glorious battle between two warriors, determined to seal their fate? Or two immature high school kids acting retarded

TWO MEN ENTER ONE MAN LEAVE.

LINK: YouTube Quicktime

It’s the fall of 2006 – back when Crocs were the hip new footwear, Sildenafil
Nintendo Wii’s were nigh impossible to find, and dinosaurs roamed the earth.  It’s at this time that William Miller and I took a trip up to New York to visit our pals Justin Fic, Bruce, and Steve Tze at Freeverse Software.

Again, looking back now, this video feels a bit long and dated, but we had a lot of fun and clearly established ourselves as the assholes of the party.

We came in search of the American Dream – we left with our asses beaten in Guitar Hero and a bad hangover.  Or perhaps, Guitar Hero and excessive drinking isn’t too far off.

LINK: YouTube Quicktime

-BLAKEBUCK

No video I have ever made has created as much hate as the one positioned above this sentence.

It’s Winter 2006. BDPE needs another video. So I thought, order
what if William Miller and I played a video game together, prescription have a few laughs, record it, and put the funny stuff into a video?  Seems like a fine enough idea.  In fact, I still to this day believe there are some really funny parts of this video.

However, in a half-hearted attempt to promote our site, I posted this video on the forums of SomethingAwful.com .  That was not a wise decision.  After a several hour flame fest, featuring a wide variety of foul language and grotesque photoshops of my face, I realized that gaining listeners through forum promotion is about as useful as shooting yourself in the dick.

Below are a couple of my favorite photoshops from said flame fest:

Ah, the internet. I love and hate you.  All at the same time.

LINK:   YouTube Quicktime

Ah, cardiologist
nothing beats the smell of dead Nazis in the morning. They should make that an incense, so I can enjoy it anytime. Anyway, here’s a video review I did of Call of Duty 2 for InsideMacGames.com waaaay back in the day (fall 2006). Though it feels a bit crude to me now, it’s got some solid jokes in it. So click that little play button already. Or don’t. Who do you think you are, buster?

LINK: YouTube Quicktime

Another early work of Best Damn Podcast Ever in the Fall of 2006. This video actually turned out to be our most popular for quite a long time.

Segata Sanshiro is one of those things you happen upon the internet one day and you’re not really sure what it is, rx
but you know it’s awesome. This short documentary traces the life and death of one of the greatest video game advertising icons ever.

By the end of 1997, viagra order
the Sega Saturn had completely failed in the United States, and Japanese sales were in trouble as well. Sega knew it had to come up with a genius marketing plan to stay competitive. And there was only one man for the job: SEGATA SANSHIRO.

At the time I made this video, these clips were quite hard to come by, and I thought the only responsible thing to do would be to compile as many of them as I could and give some backstory.

LINK: YouTube Quicktime

-BLAKEBUCK

Back in the early days of Best Damn Podcast Ever, check
we tried a few different things with our videos. In this video made in the fall of 2006, dosage
you’ll see a little behind the scenes of how we made the podcast, approved
eat a little bit of cake, and see firsthand a culture of alcohol that led to my long-term struggle with substance abuse.

Ah, college!

LINK: YouTube Quicktime

Gran Turismo. Forza Motorsport. Project Gotham Racing. What do all these racing games have in common? THEY AREN’T COMPLETE ASS.

This video was produced when I was working at InsideMacGames.com in the fall of 2006.  It was a preview for Ambrosia Software’s new racing game, shop Redline. It features crap footage of the game juxtaposed with quotes taken from the developer’s website. It was never released, after Ambrosia and IMG management deemed it, “Too Much”

LINK: YouTube Quicktime

Alright, human enhancement
this one is a classic – the summer of 2006. Before there was BIG HOT SHO, more about
before there was Best Damn Podcast Ever, patient there was the Inside Mac Games Podcast. A podcast, about gaming, on the Mac. I know, right? Well hindsight is 20/20, but we still had a lot of fun. This video was a sort of promo for that show.

Here at BIG HOT SHO, we’re big fans of MANLY MEN. And at the time of this video, the most manly man I knew was THE COUGAR. He was the head electrician on a couple of film shoots I worked on. He was always telling us stories of drinking with John Woo when he worked on Hard Target and having sex with his Philippino wife he plucked out of some native village.

I snapped a photo of him with my camera phone one day and we soon figured, who better to defend Mac gamers from a sea of crap games?

LINK: YouTube Quicktime

On this week’s show, hospital
we interview Mike Ambrogi of Final Form Games, rx
the developer behind the indie sensation Jamestown.  Topics of discussion include the history of Final Form Games, store the team’s design process, Jamestown’s marketing and distribution, and address the rumors of a release on a new platform.

We had so much fun chatting it up with Mike, the interview ran twice as long as expected.  And afterwards, we still had to do the rest of the show – so this week’s episode is a monster, weighing in at almost two hours!  Hopefully you can still fit all 110 megs of it on you Samsung Yepp.

News: New Scribblenauts Rumors, Call of Duty Black Ops Runs Out of Ideas – Puts Zombies on Moon, Microsoft Pushing Kinect on XBLA, Diablo III Shipping This Year?, Mincraft Convention Announced, Borderlands 2 Announced

Tapes: From Dust (XBLA), Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet (XBLA), Zookeeper (Arcade) – Can you beat this heat?

If you have any feedback, send your email to feedback at best damn podcast ever dot com, call the listener line at 845-BATTLE-9, or head over to the forums.

MEDIA LINK: http://www.blakebuck.com/media/BDPE-Episode91.mp3

On this week’s show, Breast
we interview Mike Ambrogi of Final Form Games, Sildenafil
the developer behind the indie sensation Jamestown.  Topics of discussion include the history of Final Form Games, the team’s design process, Jamestown’s marketing and distribution, and address the rumors of a release on a new platform.

We had so much fun chatting it up with Mike, the interview ran twice as long as expected.  And afterwards, we still had to do the rest of the show – so this week’s episode is a monster, weighing in at almost two hours!  Hopefully you can still fit all 110 megs of it on you Samsung Yepp.

News: New Scribblenauts Rumors, Call of Duty Black Ops Runs Out of Ideas – Puts Zombies on Moon, Microsoft Pushing Kinect on XBLA, Diablo III Shipping This Year?, Mincraft Convention Announced, Borderlands 2 Announced

Tapes: From Dust (XBLA), Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet (XBLA), Zookeeper (Arcade)

If you have any feedback, send your email to feedback at best damn podcast ever dot com, call the listener line at 845-BATTLE-9, or head over to the forums.

MEDIA LINK: http://www.blakebuck.com/media/BDPE-Episode91.mp3

On this week’s show, skincare
we interview Mike Ambrogi of Final Form Games, stuff
the developer behind the indie sensation Jamestown.  Topics of discussion include the history of Final Form Games, the team’s design process, Jamestown’s marketing and distribution, and address the rumors of a release on a new platform.

We had so much fun chatting it up with Mike, the interview ran twice as long as expected.  And afterwards, we still had to do the rest of the show – so this week’s episode is a monster, weighing in at almost two hours!  Hopefully you can still fit all 110 megs of it on you Samsung Yepp.

News: New Scribblenauts Rumors, Call of Duty Black Ops Runs Out of Ideas – Puts Zombies on Moon, Microsoft Pushing Kinect on XBLA, Diablo III Shipping This Year?, Mincraft Convention Announced, Borderlands 2 Announced

Tapes: From Dust (XBLA), Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet (XBLA), Zookeeper (Arcade) – Can you beat this heat?

If you have any feedback, send your email to feedback at best damn podcast ever dot com, call the listener line at 845-BATTLE-9, or head over to the forums.

MEDIA LINK: http://www.blakebuck.com/media/BDPE-Episode91.mp3

Game designer.  Podcaster.  Fashionista.  Handsome be-deviler.  These are all words that have been used to describe William Miller.  But perhaps none are more fitting then the moniker he received from a listener many years ago – “The Silent Glue

Sure, herbal
Miller may not have the obscene depravity of Justin Fic, stomatology
nor the drunken esoteric ramblings of Blake Buck.  And indeed, information pills
sometimes he is simply coding and not paying attention to the show at all. But without him, BDPE lacks a certain zest.  Or maybe it’s just your heartburn.

News: Nintendo Bringing Mario to iOS?, Battlefield 3 to Require Origin on PC, Age of Conan Doubles Revenue after Moving to Free Model, Google+ to Add Games, Just Dance 2 Sells 5 Millon Copies, More Minecon Details, Rage for PC to have Always On DRM

Tapes: Bastion Recap (XBLA), Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon (360 & PS3), Gaming Sales Charts (Not an actual tape)

If you have any feedback, send your email to feedback at best damn podcast ever dot com, call the listener line at 845-BATTLE-9, or head over to the forums.

MEDIA LINK: http://www.blakebuck.com/media/BDPE-Episode92.mp3

In the videogames industry, viagra here
lawsuits happen.  In fact, they happen a lot.  If only there was some way to sort through all the legal documents and bureaucracy.  But perhaps Minecraft designer Notch has the best idea yet for settling legal battles: Quake 3 Deathmath.

Also on this week’s show, we discuss emulators and the importance of accuracy in game preservation, William refuses to read news, and Sudosushi promises to set up our store by next week.  Totally.

News: Sony Says Mobile Gamers Moving to Vita, Heavy Iron Studios Somehow in the News, PS3 Pricedrop, Infamous 2 Announced, NFL Sunday Ticket Coming to PS3, Nintendo Releasing New Wii in Europe, Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Releasing November 18th, Bethesda Sues Minecraft – Notch Suggests Settling Grievance Via Quake 3 Arena Deathmatch, Battlefield 3 Not Releasing on Steam.

Tapes: The Last Rocket (iOS), Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet (XBLA), Ninja Baseball Batman (MAME), Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon (360/PS3).

If you have any feedback, send your email to feedback at best damn podcast ever dot com, call the listener line at 845-BATTLE-9, or head over to the forums.

MEDIA LINK: http://www.blakebuck.com/media/BDPE-Episode93.mp3

“Neither snow, dosage
nor rain, pills nor heat, nor gloom of night stays these courageous couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds” – Some dude.  Who was not at all referencing the lackluster speed at which these episodes are often posted.

Also on this week’s show, the hosts are noticably less drunk, Blake goes off on a long tangent about Atari Pinball, and Justin Fic reminisces of dressing up as a pirate and accosting evangelical Christians and babies.

News: Steve Jobs Steps Down from Apple, Halo CE Anniversary to be 3D Compatible, Deux Ex Human Revolution and OnLive Snubbed by Gamestop, Mortal Kombat Collection coming to XBLA and PSN, and More Developer Trashtalking over Vita and 3DS.

Tapes: Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet (360), Forget Me Not (iOS)

If you have any feedback, send your email to feedback at best damn podcast ever dot com, call the listener line at 845-BATTLE-9, or head over to the forums.

MEDIA LINK: http://www.blakebuck.com/media/BDPE-Episode94.mp3

Aug 25

Sometimes, otolaryngologist things go missing.  Your keys, your pet frog, your virginity at that 98 Degrees concert. Or in case of former Nintendo president Hiroshi Yamauchi, 300 million dollars in stock. Luckily, Nintendo has a trick up it’s sleeve – a wily yet cantankerous crimefigther by the name of Mauchilock.

Though he may look docile, he has the heart of a samurai. On his desk. And if you gamer sissies give him any lip, he’ll boot your company from his platform for the next decade.

Also on this week’s show, we discuss the role of non-video gaming, Blake gets bitten by spiders, and Justin Fic gives us some details on his new game, Kung Fu Killforce.  If you want a sneak peak, be sure to check it out in the forums.

News: Nintendo Drastically Cuts 3DS to $170, Iwata an other Nintendo Execs take Paycuts, Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D Ships 4 Million Units, Ubisoft Claims DRM is Effective, Evo 2011 in Las Vegas, and Sony Ships a Surprising Number of Units Last Quarter.

Tapes: Fic Visits Arcade Exhibit at the NYC Museum of Modern Art, Stacking (XBLA), Atari Greatest Hits (iPhone), Bastion (XBLA)

If you have any feedback, send your email to feedback at best damn podcast ever dot com, call the listener line at 845-BATTLE-9, or head over to the forums.

MEDIA LINK: http://www.blakebuck.com/media/BDPE-Episode90.mp3

Sure, cystitis
everybody knows internet funnyman Blake Buck. Professional podcaster, standup comedian, and top pick of his graduating class for ‘Most Likely to Become and Alcoholic’. But few people know of his forerunner, the legendary Ben Buck.

In many ways, Ben Buck is like the beta version of Blake Buck.  While similar at first glance, he’s not quite as quick, doesn’t have as many features, and is definitely more bulky. But then again, Blake is more often covered in bugs.  At the very least, Ben Buck makes a fine substitute for William Miller this week, who is still trapped in a box of Captain Crunch.

Also this week, Justin Fic and Blake Buck reminisce on some of their favorite classic arcade games, and discuss how perhaps games today have lost touch with the importance of controls and innovation that defined the arcade era.

News: Ultimate Marvel Vs Capcom 3 Announced, Dead Rising 2: Off the Record Announced, Darkness 2 Delayed till 2012, Ex-Irrational Games forms new indie studio, Ubisoft Embraces Used Game Pay Wall, Goldeneye 007 Coming PS3 and 360

Tapes: The Barcade / Mr. Do (Arcade), Galaga Legions DX (XBLA), Fry’s (not actually a tape) / Alone in the Dark Inferno (PS3)

If you have any feedback, send your email to feedback at best damn podcast ever dot com, call the listener line at 845-BATTLE-9, or head over to the forums.

MEDIA LINK: http://www.blakebuck.com/media/BDPE-Episode89.mp3

Global warming, recuperation
the economic crisis, unhealthy
and the collective works of Coldplay.  All disasters that the knowledge of Blake Buck has help thwart.  But even the great Lord Buck is not above the occasional product sponsorship.

This video represents my favorite way to shoot – starting off simple within the confines of the premise, and ending with something that is completely removedfrom the source.  While this is the third, and for now final “Treasured Moment”, I’m sure we’ll see a few more videos along these lines in the future.

LINK:   YouTube Quicktime

World renowned scholar and statesmen Lord Buck makes his second video appearance, buy this time detailing the problems plaguing the book publishing industry.

I think number two is my favorite – as it probably makes the most sense.  But who needs that as long as it’s funny?

LINK:   YouTube Quicktime

Oh, abortion
it’s so good to see you Mister Farthington.  Please, let me take your coat.  Yes, of course – Lord Buck will be delivering his wisdom today a 2 o’clock sharp.  Please take a seat in the parlor and have a drink, Lord Buck will be out shortly.

And remember, VJ always equals NO.

LINK:   YouTube Quicktime

Talk about ancient! This video was recorded in the fall of 2003, cheap
and edited down and uploaded when we started Best Damn Podcast Ever in the fall of 2006.

Miller and I went to a residential high school, tadalafil where we had just enough free time to make some bad decisions. In this video, we recount a tale from our days in high school. Is it a glorious battle between two warriors, determined to seal their fate? Or two immature high school kids acting retarded

TWO MEN ENTER ONE MAN LEAVE.

LINK: YouTube Quicktime

It’s the fall of 2006 – back when Crocs were the hip new footwear, Sildenafil
Nintendo Wii’s were nigh impossible to find, and dinosaurs roamed the earth.  It’s at this time that William Miller and I took a trip up to New York to visit our pals Justin Fic, Bruce, and Steve Tze at Freeverse Software.

Again, looking back now, this video feels a bit long and dated, but we had a lot of fun and clearly established ourselves as the assholes of the party.

We came in search of the American Dream – we left with our asses beaten in Guitar Hero and a bad hangover.  Or perhaps, Guitar Hero and excessive drinking isn’t too far off.

LINK: YouTube Quicktime

-BLAKEBUCK

No video I have ever made has created as much hate as the one positioned above this sentence.

It’s Winter 2006. BDPE needs another video. So I thought, order
what if William Miller and I played a video game together, prescription have a few laughs, record it, and put the funny stuff into a video?  Seems like a fine enough idea.  In fact, I still to this day believe there are some really funny parts of this video.

However, in a half-hearted attempt to promote our site, I posted this video on the forums of SomethingAwful.com .  That was not a wise decision.  After a several hour flame fest, featuring a wide variety of foul language and grotesque photoshops of my face, I realized that gaining listeners through forum promotion is about as useful as shooting yourself in the dick.

Below are a couple of my favorite photoshops from said flame fest:

Ah, the internet. I love and hate you.  All at the same time.

LINK:   YouTube Quicktime

Ah, cardiologist
nothing beats the smell of dead Nazis in the morning. They should make that an incense, so I can enjoy it anytime. Anyway, here’s a video review I did of Call of Duty 2 for InsideMacGames.com waaaay back in the day (fall 2006). Though it feels a bit crude to me now, it’s got some solid jokes in it. So click that little play button already. Or don’t. Who do you think you are, buster?

LINK: YouTube Quicktime

Another early work of Best Damn Podcast Ever in the Fall of 2006. This video actually turned out to be our most popular for quite a long time.

Segata Sanshiro is one of those things you happen upon the internet one day and you’re not really sure what it is, rx
but you know it’s awesome. This short documentary traces the life and death of one of the greatest video game advertising icons ever.

By the end of 1997, viagra order
the Sega Saturn had completely failed in the United States, and Japanese sales were in trouble as well. Sega knew it had to come up with a genius marketing plan to stay competitive. And there was only one man for the job: SEGATA SANSHIRO.

At the time I made this video, these clips were quite hard to come by, and I thought the only responsible thing to do would be to compile as many of them as I could and give some backstory.

LINK: YouTube Quicktime

-BLAKEBUCK

Back in the early days of Best Damn Podcast Ever, check
we tried a few different things with our videos. In this video made in the fall of 2006, dosage
you’ll see a little behind the scenes of how we made the podcast, approved
eat a little bit of cake, and see firsthand a culture of alcohol that led to my long-term struggle with substance abuse.

Ah, college!

LINK: YouTube Quicktime

Gran Turismo. Forza Motorsport. Project Gotham Racing. What do all these racing games have in common? THEY AREN’T COMPLETE ASS.

This video was produced when I was working at InsideMacGames.com in the fall of 2006.  It was a preview for Ambrosia Software’s new racing game, shop Redline. It features crap footage of the game juxtaposed with quotes taken from the developer’s website. It was never released, after Ambrosia and IMG management deemed it, “Too Much”

LINK: YouTube Quicktime

Alright, human enhancement
this one is a classic – the summer of 2006. Before there was BIG HOT SHO, more about
before there was Best Damn Podcast Ever, patient there was the Inside Mac Games Podcast. A podcast, about gaming, on the Mac. I know, right? Well hindsight is 20/20, but we still had a lot of fun. This video was a sort of promo for that show.

Here at BIG HOT SHO, we’re big fans of MANLY MEN. And at the time of this video, the most manly man I knew was THE COUGAR. He was the head electrician on a couple of film shoots I worked on. He was always telling us stories of drinking with John Woo when he worked on Hard Target and having sex with his Philippino wife he plucked out of some native village.

I snapped a photo of him with my camera phone one day and we soon figured, who better to defend Mac gamers from a sea of crap games?

LINK: YouTube Quicktime

On this week’s show, hospital
we interview Mike Ambrogi of Final Form Games, rx
the developer behind the indie sensation Jamestown.  Topics of discussion include the history of Final Form Games, store the team’s design process, Jamestown’s marketing and distribution, and address the rumors of a release on a new platform.

We had so much fun chatting it up with Mike, the interview ran twice as long as expected.  And afterwards, we still had to do the rest of the show – so this week’s episode is a monster, weighing in at almost two hours!  Hopefully you can still fit all 110 megs of it on you Samsung Yepp.

News: New Scribblenauts Rumors, Call of Duty Black Ops Runs Out of Ideas – Puts Zombies on Moon, Microsoft Pushing Kinect on XBLA, Diablo III Shipping This Year?, Mincraft Convention Announced, Borderlands 2 Announced

Tapes: From Dust (XBLA), Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet (XBLA), Zookeeper (Arcade) – Can you beat this heat?

If you have any feedback, send your email to feedback at best damn podcast ever dot com, call the listener line at 845-BATTLE-9, or head over to the forums.

MEDIA LINK: http://www.blakebuck.com/media/BDPE-Episode91.mp3

On this week’s show, Breast
we interview Mike Ambrogi of Final Form Games, Sildenafil
the developer behind the indie sensation Jamestown.  Topics of discussion include the history of Final Form Games, the team’s design process, Jamestown’s marketing and distribution, and address the rumors of a release on a new platform.

We had so much fun chatting it up with Mike, the interview ran twice as long as expected.  And afterwards, we still had to do the rest of the show – so this week’s episode is a monster, weighing in at almost two hours!  Hopefully you can still fit all 110 megs of it on you Samsung Yepp.

News: New Scribblenauts Rumors, Call of Duty Black Ops Runs Out of Ideas – Puts Zombies on Moon, Microsoft Pushing Kinect on XBLA, Diablo III Shipping This Year?, Mincraft Convention Announced, Borderlands 2 Announced

Tapes: From Dust (XBLA), Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet (XBLA), Zookeeper (Arcade)

If you have any feedback, send your email to feedback at best damn podcast ever dot com, call the listener line at 845-BATTLE-9, or head over to the forums.

MEDIA LINK: http://www.blakebuck.com/media/BDPE-Episode91.mp3

On this week’s show, skincare
we interview Mike Ambrogi of Final Form Games, stuff
the developer behind the indie sensation Jamestown.  Topics of discussion include the history of Final Form Games, the team’s design process, Jamestown’s marketing and distribution, and address the rumors of a release on a new platform.

We had so much fun chatting it up with Mike, the interview ran twice as long as expected.  And afterwards, we still had to do the rest of the show – so this week’s episode is a monster, weighing in at almost two hours!  Hopefully you can still fit all 110 megs of it on you Samsung Yepp.

News: New Scribblenauts Rumors, Call of Duty Black Ops Runs Out of Ideas – Puts Zombies on Moon, Microsoft Pushing Kinect on XBLA, Diablo III Shipping This Year?, Mincraft Convention Announced, Borderlands 2 Announced

Tapes: From Dust (XBLA), Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet (XBLA), Zookeeper (Arcade) – Can you beat this heat?

If you have any feedback, send your email to feedback at best damn podcast ever dot com, call the listener line at 845-BATTLE-9, or head over to the forums.

MEDIA LINK: http://www.blakebuck.com/media/BDPE-Episode91.mp3

Game designer.  Podcaster.  Fashionista.  Handsome be-deviler.  These are all words that have been used to describe William Miller.  But perhaps none are more fitting then the moniker he received from a listener many years ago – “The Silent Glue

Sure, herbal
Miller may not have the obscene depravity of Justin Fic, stomatology
nor the drunken esoteric ramblings of Blake Buck.  And indeed, information pills
sometimes he is simply coding and not paying attention to the show at all. But without him, BDPE lacks a certain zest.  Or maybe it’s just your heartburn.

News: Nintendo Bringing Mario to iOS?, Battlefield 3 to Require Origin on PC, Age of Conan Doubles Revenue after Moving to Free Model, Google+ to Add Games, Just Dance 2 Sells 5 Millon Copies, More Minecon Details, Rage for PC to have Always On DRM

Tapes: Bastion Recap (XBLA), Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon (360 & PS3), Gaming Sales Charts (Not an actual tape)

If you have any feedback, send your email to feedback at best damn podcast ever dot com, call the listener line at 845-BATTLE-9, or head over to the forums.

MEDIA LINK: http://www.blakebuck.com/media/BDPE-Episode92.mp3

In the videogames industry, viagra here
lawsuits happen.  In fact, they happen a lot.  If only there was some way to sort through all the legal documents and bureaucracy.  But perhaps Minecraft designer Notch has the best idea yet for settling legal battles: Quake 3 Deathmath.

Also on this week’s show, we discuss emulators and the importance of accuracy in game preservation, William refuses to read news, and Sudosushi promises to set up our store by next week.  Totally.

News: Sony Says Mobile Gamers Moving to Vita, Heavy Iron Studios Somehow in the News, PS3 Pricedrop, Infamous 2 Announced, NFL Sunday Ticket Coming to PS3, Nintendo Releasing New Wii in Europe, Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Releasing November 18th, Bethesda Sues Minecraft – Notch Suggests Settling Grievance Via Quake 3 Arena Deathmatch, Battlefield 3 Not Releasing on Steam.

Tapes: The Last Rocket (iOS), Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet (XBLA), Ninja Baseball Batman (MAME), Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon (360/PS3).

If you have any feedback, send your email to feedback at best damn podcast ever dot com, call the listener line at 845-BATTLE-9, or head over to the forums.

MEDIA LINK: http://www.blakebuck.com/media/BDPE-Episode93.mp3

Aug 20

Sometimes, otolaryngologist things go missing.  Your keys, your pet frog, your virginity at that 98 Degrees concert. Or in case of former Nintendo president Hiroshi Yamauchi, 300 million dollars in stock. Luckily, Nintendo has a trick up it’s sleeve – a wily yet cantankerous crimefigther by the name of Mauchilock.

Though he may look docile, he has the heart of a samurai. On his desk. And if you gamer sissies give him any lip, he’ll boot your company from his platform for the next decade.

Also on this week’s show, we discuss the role of non-video gaming, Blake gets bitten by spiders, and Justin Fic gives us some details on his new game, Kung Fu Killforce.  If you want a sneak peak, be sure to check it out in the forums.

News: Nintendo Drastically Cuts 3DS to $170, Iwata an other Nintendo Execs take Paycuts, Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D Ships 4 Million Units, Ubisoft Claims DRM is Effective, Evo 2011 in Las Vegas, and Sony Ships a Surprising Number of Units Last Quarter.

Tapes: Fic Visits Arcade Exhibit at the NYC Museum of Modern Art, Stacking (XBLA), Atari Greatest Hits (iPhone), Bastion (XBLA)

If you have any feedback, send your email to feedback at best damn podcast ever dot com, call the listener line at 845-BATTLE-9, or head over to the forums.

MEDIA LINK: http://www.blakebuck.com/media/BDPE-Episode90.mp3

Sure, cystitis
everybody knows internet funnyman Blake Buck. Professional podcaster, standup comedian, and top pick of his graduating class for ‘Most Likely to Become and Alcoholic’. But few people know of his forerunner, the legendary Ben Buck.

In many ways, Ben Buck is like the beta version of Blake Buck.  While similar at first glance, he’s not quite as quick, doesn’t have as many features, and is definitely more bulky. But then again, Blake is more often covered in bugs.  At the very least, Ben Buck makes a fine substitute for William Miller this week, who is still trapped in a box of Captain Crunch.

Also this week, Justin Fic and Blake Buck reminisce on some of their favorite classic arcade games, and discuss how perhaps games today have lost touch with the importance of controls and innovation that defined the arcade era.

News: Ultimate Marvel Vs Capcom 3 Announced, Dead Rising 2: Off the Record Announced, Darkness 2 Delayed till 2012, Ex-Irrational Games forms new indie studio, Ubisoft Embraces Used Game Pay Wall, Goldeneye 007 Coming PS3 and 360

Tapes: The Barcade / Mr. Do (Arcade), Galaga Legions DX (XBLA), Fry’s (not actually a tape) / Alone in the Dark Inferno (PS3)

If you have any feedback, send your email to feedback at best damn podcast ever dot com, call the listener line at 845-BATTLE-9, or head over to the forums.

MEDIA LINK: http://www.blakebuck.com/media/BDPE-Episode89.mp3

Global warming, recuperation
the economic crisis, unhealthy
and the collective works of Coldplay.  All disasters that the knowledge of Blake Buck has help thwart.  But even the great Lord Buck is not above the occasional product sponsorship.

This video represents my favorite way to shoot – starting off simple within the confines of the premise, and ending with something that is completely removedfrom the source.  While this is the third, and for now final “Treasured Moment”, I’m sure we’ll see a few more videos along these lines in the future.

LINK:   YouTube Quicktime

World renowned scholar and statesmen Lord Buck makes his second video appearance, buy this time detailing the problems plaguing the book publishing industry.

I think number two is my favorite – as it probably makes the most sense.  But who needs that as long as it’s funny?

LINK:   YouTube Quicktime

Oh, abortion
it’s so good to see you Mister Farthington.  Please, let me take your coat.  Yes, of course – Lord Buck will be delivering his wisdom today a 2 o’clock sharp.  Please take a seat in the parlor and have a drink, Lord Buck will be out shortly.

And remember, VJ always equals NO.

LINK:   YouTube Quicktime

Talk about ancient! This video was recorded in the fall of 2003, cheap
and edited down and uploaded when we started Best Damn Podcast Ever in the fall of 2006.

Miller and I went to a residential high school, tadalafil where we had just enough free time to make some bad decisions. In this video, we recount a tale from our days in high school. Is it a glorious battle between two warriors, determined to seal their fate? Or two immature high school kids acting retarded

TWO MEN ENTER ONE MAN LEAVE.

LINK: YouTube Quicktime

It’s the fall of 2006 – back when Crocs were the hip new footwear, Sildenafil
Nintendo Wii’s were nigh impossible to find, and dinosaurs roamed the earth.  It’s at this time that William Miller and I took a trip up to New York to visit our pals Justin Fic, Bruce, and Steve Tze at Freeverse Software.

Again, looking back now, this video feels a bit long and dated, but we had a lot of fun and clearly established ourselves as the assholes of the party.

We came in search of the American Dream – we left with our asses beaten in Guitar Hero and a bad hangover.  Or perhaps, Guitar Hero and excessive drinking isn’t too far off.

LINK: YouTube Quicktime

-BLAKEBUCK

No video I have ever made has created as much hate as the one positioned above this sentence.

It’s Winter 2006. BDPE needs another video. So I thought, order
what if William Miller and I played a video game together, prescription have a few laughs, record it, and put the funny stuff into a video?  Seems like a fine enough idea.  In fact, I still to this day believe there are some really funny parts of this video.

However, in a half-hearted attempt to promote our site, I posted this video on the forums of SomethingAwful.com .  That was not a wise decision.  After a several hour flame fest, featuring a wide variety of foul language and grotesque photoshops of my face, I realized that gaining listeners through forum promotion is about as useful as shooting yourself in the dick.

Below are a couple of my favorite photoshops from said flame fest:

Ah, the internet. I love and hate you.  All at the same time.

LINK:   YouTube Quicktime

Ah, cardiologist
nothing beats the smell of dead Nazis in the morning. They should make that an incense, so I can enjoy it anytime. Anyway, here’s a video review I did of Call of Duty 2 for InsideMacGames.com waaaay back in the day (fall 2006). Though it feels a bit crude to me now, it’s got some solid jokes in it. So click that little play button already. Or don’t. Who do you think you are, buster?

LINK: YouTube Quicktime

Another early work of Best Damn Podcast Ever in the Fall of 2006. This video actually turned out to be our most popular for quite a long time.

Segata Sanshiro is one of those things you happen upon the internet one day and you’re not really sure what it is, rx
but you know it’s awesome. This short documentary traces the life and death of one of the greatest video game advertising icons ever.

By the end of 1997, viagra order
the Sega Saturn had completely failed in the United States, and Japanese sales were in trouble as well. Sega knew it had to come up with a genius marketing plan to stay competitive. And there was only one man for the job: SEGATA SANSHIRO.

At the time I made this video, these clips were quite hard to come by, and I thought the only responsible thing to do would be to compile as many of them as I could and give some backstory.

LINK: YouTube Quicktime

-BLAKEBUCK

Back in the early days of Best Damn Podcast Ever, check
we tried a few different things with our videos. In this video made in the fall of 2006, dosage
you’ll see a little behind the scenes of how we made the podcast, approved
eat a little bit of cake, and see firsthand a culture of alcohol that led to my long-term struggle with substance abuse.

Ah, college!

LINK: YouTube Quicktime

Gran Turismo. Forza Motorsport. Project Gotham Racing. What do all these racing games have in common? THEY AREN’T COMPLETE ASS.

This video was produced when I was working at InsideMacGames.com in the fall of 2006.  It was a preview for Ambrosia Software’s new racing game, shop Redline. It features crap footage of the game juxtaposed with quotes taken from the developer’s website. It was never released, after Ambrosia and IMG management deemed it, “Too Much”

LINK: YouTube Quicktime

Alright, human enhancement
this one is a classic – the summer of 2006. Before there was BIG HOT SHO, more about
before there was Best Damn Podcast Ever, patient there was the Inside Mac Games Podcast. A podcast, about gaming, on the Mac. I know, right? Well hindsight is 20/20, but we still had a lot of fun. This video was a sort of promo for that show.

Here at BIG HOT SHO, we’re big fans of MANLY MEN. And at the time of this video, the most manly man I knew was THE COUGAR. He was the head electrician on a couple of film shoots I worked on. He was always telling us stories of drinking with John Woo when he worked on Hard Target and having sex with his Philippino wife he plucked out of some native village.

I snapped a photo of him with my camera phone one day and we soon figured, who better to defend Mac gamers from a sea of crap games?

LINK: YouTube Quicktime

On this week’s show, hospital
we interview Mike Ambrogi of Final Form Games, rx
the developer behind the indie sensation Jamestown.  Topics of discussion include the history of Final Form Games, store the team’s design process, Jamestown’s marketing and distribution, and address the rumors of a release on a new platform.

We had so much fun chatting it up with Mike, the interview ran twice as long as expected.  And afterwards, we still had to do the rest of the show – so this week’s episode is a monster, weighing in at almost two hours!  Hopefully you can still fit all 110 megs of it on you Samsung Yepp.

News: New Scribblenauts Rumors, Call of Duty Black Ops Runs Out of Ideas – Puts Zombies on Moon, Microsoft Pushing Kinect on XBLA, Diablo III Shipping This Year?, Mincraft Convention Announced, Borderlands 2 Announced

Tapes: From Dust (XBLA), Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet (XBLA), Zookeeper (Arcade) – Can you beat this heat?

If you have any feedback, send your email to feedback at best damn podcast ever dot com, call the listener line at 845-BATTLE-9, or head over to the forums.

MEDIA LINK: http://www.blakebuck.com/media/BDPE-Episode91.mp3

On this week’s show, Breast
we interview Mike Ambrogi of Final Form Games, Sildenafil
the developer behind the indie sensation Jamestown.  Topics of discussion include the history of Final Form Games, the team’s design process, Jamestown’s marketing and distribution, and address the rumors of a release on a new platform.

We had so much fun chatting it up with Mike, the interview ran twice as long as expected.  And afterwards, we still had to do the rest of the show – so this week’s episode is a monster, weighing in at almost two hours!  Hopefully you can still fit all 110 megs of it on you Samsung Yepp.

News: New Scribblenauts Rumors, Call of Duty Black Ops Runs Out of Ideas – Puts Zombies on Moon, Microsoft Pushing Kinect on XBLA, Diablo III Shipping This Year?, Mincraft Convention Announced, Borderlands 2 Announced

Tapes: From Dust (XBLA), Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet (XBLA), Zookeeper (Arcade)

If you have any feedback, send your email to feedback at best damn podcast ever dot com, call the listener line at 845-BATTLE-9, or head over to the forums.

MEDIA LINK: http://www.blakebuck.com/media/BDPE-Episode91.mp3

On this week’s show, skincare
we interview Mike Ambrogi of Final Form Games, stuff
the developer behind the indie sensation Jamestown.  Topics of discussion include the history of Final Form Games, the team’s design process, Jamestown’s marketing and distribution, and address the rumors of a release on a new platform.

We had so much fun chatting it up with Mike, the interview ran twice as long as expected.  And afterwards, we still had to do the rest of the show – so this week’s episode is a monster, weighing in at almost two hours!  Hopefully you can still fit all 110 megs of it on you Samsung Yepp.

News: New Scribblenauts Rumors, Call of Duty Black Ops Runs Out of Ideas – Puts Zombies on Moon, Microsoft Pushing Kinect on XBLA, Diablo III Shipping This Year?, Mincraft Convention Announced, Borderlands 2 Announced

Tapes: From Dust (XBLA), Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet (XBLA), Zookeeper (Arcade) – Can you beat this heat?

If you have any feedback, send your email to feedback at best damn podcast ever dot com, call the listener line at 845-BATTLE-9, or head over to the forums.

MEDIA LINK: http://www.blakebuck.com/media/BDPE-Episode91.mp3

Game designer.  Podcaster.  Fashionista.  Handsome be-deviler.  These are all words that have been used to describe William Miller.  But perhaps none are more fitting then the moniker he received from a listener many years ago – “The Silent Glue

Sure, herbal
Miller may not have the obscene depravity of Justin Fic, stomatology
nor the drunken esoteric ramblings of Blake Buck.  And indeed, information pills
sometimes he is simply coding and not paying attention to the show at all. But without him, BDPE lacks a certain zest.  Or maybe it’s just your heartburn.

News: Nintendo Bringing Mario to iOS?, Battlefield 3 to Require Origin on PC, Age of Conan Doubles Revenue after Moving to Free Model, Google+ to Add Games, Just Dance 2 Sells 5 Millon Copies, More Minecon Details, Rage for PC to have Always On DRM

Tapes: Bastion Recap (XBLA), Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon (360 & PS3), Gaming Sales Charts (Not an actual tape)

If you have any feedback, send your email to feedback at best damn podcast ever dot com, call the listener line at 845-BATTLE-9, or head over to the forums.

MEDIA LINK: http://www.blakebuck.com/media/BDPE-Episode92.mp3

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Sometimes, otolaryngologist things go missing.  Your keys, your pet frog, your virginity at that 98 Degrees concert. Or in case of former Nintendo president Hiroshi Yamauchi, 300 million dollars in stock. Luckily, Nintendo has a trick up it’s sleeve – a wily yet cantankerous crimefigther by the name of Mauchilock.

Though he may look docile, he has the heart of a samurai. On his desk. And if you gamer sissies give him any lip, he’ll boot your company from his platform for the next decade.

Also on this week’s show, we discuss the role of non-video gaming, Blake gets bitten by spiders, and Justin Fic gives us some details on his new game, Kung Fu Killforce.  If you want a sneak peak, be sure to check it out in the forums.

News: Nintendo Drastically Cuts 3DS to $170, Iwata an other Nintendo Execs take Paycuts, Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D Ships 4 Million Units, Ubisoft Claims DRM is Effective, Evo 2011 in Las Vegas, and Sony Ships a Surprising Number of Units Last Quarter.

Tapes: Fic Visits Arcade Exhibit at the NYC Museum of Modern Art, Stacking (XBLA), Atari Greatest Hits (iPhone), Bastion (XBLA)

If you have any feedback, send your email to feedback at best damn podcast ever dot com, call the listener line at 845-BATTLE-9, or head over to the forums.

MEDIA LINK: http://www.blakebuck.com/media/BDPE-Episode90.mp3

Sure, cystitis
everybody knows internet funnyman Blake Buck. Professional podcaster, standup comedian, and top pick of his graduating class for ‘Most Likely to Become and Alcoholic’. But few people know of his forerunner, the legendary Ben Buck.

In many ways, Ben Buck is like the beta version of Blake Buck.  While similar at first glance, he’s not quite as quick, doesn’t have as many features, and is definitely more bulky. But then again, Blake is more often covered in bugs.  At the very least, Ben Buck makes a fine substitute for William Miller this week, who is still trapped in a box of Captain Crunch.

Also this week, Justin Fic and Blake Buck reminisce on some of their favorite classic arcade games, and discuss how perhaps games today have lost touch with the importance of controls and innovation that defined the arcade era.

News: Ultimate Marvel Vs Capcom 3 Announced, Dead Rising 2: Off the Record Announced, Darkness 2 Delayed till 2012, Ex-Irrational Games forms new indie studio, Ubisoft Embraces Used Game Pay Wall, Goldeneye 007 Coming PS3 and 360

Tapes: The Barcade / Mr. Do (Arcade), Galaga Legions DX (XBLA), Fry’s (not actually a tape) / Alone in the Dark Inferno (PS3)

If you have any feedback, send your email to feedback at best damn podcast ever dot com, call the listener line at 845-BATTLE-9, or head over to the forums.

MEDIA LINK: http://www.blakebuck.com/media/BDPE-Episode89.mp3

Global warming, recuperation
the economic crisis, unhealthy
and the collective works of Coldplay.  All disasters that the knowledge of Blake Buck has help thwart.  But even the great Lord Buck is not above the occasional product sponsorship.

This video represents my favorite way to shoot – starting off simple within the confines of the premise, and ending with something that is completely removedfrom the source.  While this is the third, and for now final “Treasured Moment”, I’m sure we’ll see a few more videos along these lines in the future.

LINK:   YouTube Quicktime

World renowned scholar and statesmen Lord Buck makes his second video appearance, buy this time detailing the problems plaguing the book publishing industry.

I think number two is my favorite – as it probably makes the most sense.  But who needs that as long as it’s funny?

LINK:   YouTube Quicktime

Oh, abortion
it’s so good to see you Mister Farthington.  Please, let me take your coat.  Yes, of course – Lord Buck will be delivering his wisdom today a 2 o’clock sharp.  Please take a seat in the parlor and have a drink, Lord Buck will be out shortly.

And remember, VJ always equals NO.

LINK:   YouTube Quicktime

Talk about ancient! This video was recorded in the fall of 2003, cheap
and edited down and uploaded when we started Best Damn Podcast Ever in the fall of 2006.

Miller and I went to a residential high school, tadalafil where we had just enough free time to make some bad decisions. In this video, we recount a tale from our days in high school. Is it a glorious battle between two warriors, determined to seal their fate? Or two immature high school kids acting retarded

TWO MEN ENTER ONE MAN LEAVE.

LINK: YouTube Quicktime

It’s the fall of 2006 – back when Crocs were the hip new footwear, Sildenafil
Nintendo Wii’s were nigh impossible to find, and dinosaurs roamed the earth.  It’s at this time that William Miller and I took a trip up to New York to visit our pals Justin Fic, Bruce, and Steve Tze at Freeverse Software.

Again, looking back now, this video feels a bit long and dated, but we had a lot of fun and clearly established ourselves as the assholes of the party.

We came in search of the American Dream – we left with our asses beaten in Guitar Hero and a bad hangover.  Or perhaps, Guitar Hero and excessive drinking isn’t too far off.

LINK: YouTube Quicktime

-BLAKEBUCK

No video I have ever made has created as much hate as the one positioned above this sentence.

It’s Winter 2006. BDPE needs another video. So I thought, order
what if William Miller and I played a video game together, prescription have a few laughs, record it, and put the funny stuff into a video?  Seems like a fine enough idea.  In fact, I still to this day believe there are some really funny parts of this video.

However, in a half-hearted attempt to promote our site, I posted this video on the forums of SomethingAwful.com .  That was not a wise decision.  After a several hour flame fest, featuring a wide variety of foul language and grotesque photoshops of my face, I realized that gaining listeners through forum promotion is about as useful as shooting yourself in the dick.

Below are a couple of my favorite photoshops from said flame fest:

Ah, the internet. I love and hate you.  All at the same time.

LINK:   YouTube Quicktime

Ah, cardiologist
nothing beats the smell of dead Nazis in the morning. They should make that an incense, so I can enjoy it anytime. Anyway, here’s a video review I did of Call of Duty 2 for InsideMacGames.com waaaay back in the day (fall 2006). Though it feels a bit crude to me now, it’s got some solid jokes in it. So click that little play button already. Or don’t. Who do you think you are, buster?

LINK: YouTube Quicktime

Another early work of Best Damn Podcast Ever in the Fall of 2006. This video actually turned out to be our most popular for quite a long time.

Segata Sanshiro is one of those things you happen upon the internet one day and you’re not really sure what it is, rx
but you know it’s awesome. This short documentary traces the life and death of one of the greatest video game advertising icons ever.

By the end of 1997, viagra order
the Sega Saturn had completely failed in the United States, and Japanese sales were in trouble as well. Sega knew it had to come up with a genius marketing plan to stay competitive. And there was only one man for the job: SEGATA SANSHIRO.

At the time I made this video, these clips were quite hard to come by, and I thought the only responsible thing to do would be to compile as many of them as I could and give some backstory.

LINK: YouTube Quicktime

-BLAKEBUCK

Back in the early days of Best Damn Podcast Ever, check
we tried a few different things with our videos. In this video made in the fall of 2006, dosage
you’ll see a little behind the scenes of how we made the podcast, approved
eat a little bit of cake, and see firsthand a culture of alcohol that led to my long-term struggle with substance abuse.

Ah, college!

LINK: YouTube Quicktime

Gran Turismo. Forza Motorsport. Project Gotham Racing. What do all these racing games have in common? THEY AREN’T COMPLETE ASS.

This video was produced when I was working at InsideMacGames.com in the fall of 2006.  It was a preview for Ambrosia Software’s new racing game, shop Redline. It features crap footage of the game juxtaposed with quotes taken from the developer’s website. It was never released, after Ambrosia and IMG management deemed it, “Too Much”

LINK: YouTube Quicktime

Alright, human enhancement
this one is a classic – the summer of 2006. Before there was BIG HOT SHO, more about
before there was Best Damn Podcast Ever, patient there was the Inside Mac Games Podcast. A podcast, about gaming, on the Mac. I know, right? Well hindsight is 20/20, but we still had a lot of fun. This video was a sort of promo for that show.

Here at BIG HOT SHO, we’re big fans of MANLY MEN. And at the time of this video, the most manly man I knew was THE COUGAR. He was the head electrician on a couple of film shoots I worked on. He was always telling us stories of drinking with John Woo when he worked on Hard Target and having sex with his Philippino wife he plucked out of some native village.

I snapped a photo of him with my camera phone one day and we soon figured, who better to defend Mac gamers from a sea of crap games?

LINK: YouTube Quicktime

On this week’s show, hospital
we interview Mike Ambrogi of Final Form Games, rx
the developer behind the indie sensation Jamestown.  Topics of discussion include the history of Final Form Games, store the team’s design process, Jamestown’s marketing and distribution, and address the rumors of a release on a new platform.

We had so much fun chatting it up with Mike, the interview ran twice as long as expected.  And afterwards, we still had to do the rest of the show – so this week’s episode is a monster, weighing in at almost two hours!  Hopefully you can still fit all 110 megs of it on you Samsung Yepp.

News: New Scribblenauts Rumors, Call of Duty Black Ops Runs Out of Ideas – Puts Zombies on Moon, Microsoft Pushing Kinect on XBLA, Diablo III Shipping This Year?, Mincraft Convention Announced, Borderlands 2 Announced

Tapes: From Dust (XBLA), Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet (XBLA), Zookeeper (Arcade) – Can you beat this heat?

If you have any feedback, send your email to feedback at best damn podcast ever dot com, call the listener line at 845-BATTLE-9, or head over to the forums.

MEDIA LINK: http://www.blakebuck.com/media/BDPE-Episode91.mp3

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