Posts Categorized ‘Best Damn Podcast Ever’

Aug 5

Sometimes, 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

Jul 29

Sure, search everybody knows internet funnyman Blake Buck. Professional podcaster, help standup comedian, diagnosis 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

Jul 20

TERROR ON RAPE MOUNTAIN

These kids today and their Calls of Duty and quick time events. Just mash the button and watch the game play itself. Did ya mess up? No problem, troche they’ve been making checkpoints for you every 3 minutes. Heck, treat Metal Gear Solid and LA Noire are basically just choose your own adventure laserdisk games at this point. Phooey!

Back in my day we played REAL games. Three lives to make it through the whole tape, ailment and if you died, you had to start over! A game like that’ll put hair on your chest and hatred in your heart – the two things every growing boy needs. That and quaaludes. Damn I miss the 80’s.

And for god sake, will someone please make us BoneQuest: Terror on Rape Montain?

News: Battlefield 3 Gets $50 Million Marketing Budget, Team Bondi Developers Worked 100 Hour Weeks, Sony Commits $20 Million to Indie Developers, EA Purchases Pop Cap, Ex-Microsoft Exec Joins Gamestop

Tapes: Bangai-O Missile Fury (XBLA), Warioware D.I.Y. (DS), Castlevania Harmony of Dissonance (XBLA / PSN), Jamestown (Steam PC)

Also, you’ve got a bonus week to work on your homework, Live A Live on SNES. If you missed last week’s show, check out episode 87’s show notes for more details and links.

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-Episode88.mp3

Jul 17

There sure are a lot of games out there.  Some good, there some bad.  Wouldn’t it be great if you could know which was which?  Here at BDPE, viagra we don’t just lay down which of today’s games deserves your attention – we tell you what classics you may have missed.  And starting this week we’ll be revisiting some old favorites and even hooking you up with some rom links so you can play along with us.

So, hospital you’re like, welcome.  Or whatever.  Honestly, how do we even put up with you?

News: SquareEnix Sues Deus Ex Pirates, Nintendo Janks 3DS Technology?, Mirror’s Edge Sequel Rumors, Justin Fic Eats Cookies, Final Fantasy Rhythm Game Announced

Tapes: Shadows of the Damned (360 / PS3), Comic Jumper (360), Live Alive (SNES)

Homework: Live Alive (SNES)

Rom: http://www.fantasyanime.com/legacy2/live_downloads.htm

Emulator: http://www.zsnes.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 the forums.

MEDIA LINK: http://www.blakebuck.com/media/BDPE-Episode87.mp3

Jul 7

Sometimes, troche things get busted.  RSS feeds, unhealthy show notes, podcasts, etc.  It happens.  Sometimes even the BDPE hosts themselves get busted – like Justin Fic getting fired or Blake Buck getting evicted.  These things happen, and can have a dire effect on the podcast postings.

But, everything appears to be running smoothly now!  Though Episode 85 is forever lost to the ether, 86 is here, and 87 is right around the corner.

News: Bungie Supporting Indie Developers, Supreme Court Rules in on Violent Videogames, LA Noire Developer Team Bondi Under Fire, Tim Langdell Debacle Finally Ends

Judgement: Child of Eden (360), Outland (XBLA / PSN)

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-Episode86.mp3

Jun 22

Here at BDPE, troche we love videogames.  I mean, ambulance we do a weekly podcast about them – it’s right up there with nipple slips.  But if there’s one thing we love almost as much as videogames, sick it’s taking a big steamy dump on the crappy ones.  Sorry Duke Nukem, but this week it’s your turn.

News: One NYC Developer Shuts Down while Another Opens Up, E3 2012 Rumos Begin, Duke Nukem Forever Sparks Game Journalism Scandal, Steam Releasing Free to Play Games, Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon Marks Watershed Moment in Japanese Game Development

Discussion: Duke Nukem Forever.  And how unbelievably crappy it is.

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-Episode84.mp3

Jun 14

Just to keep you guys updated in case there are any problems, case we have completely switched over from Libsyn to our own web hosting for all media files.  While an automatic redirect should have sent you to the new feed, sick there have been reports of broken links.

If you hare having problems, simply resubscribe with either of these links:

iTunes – http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/best-damn-podcast-ever/id418102454

Feedburner – http://feeds.feedburner.com/bestdamnpodcastever

Alternatively, simply looking up Best Damn Podcast Ever in the iTunes store should get you there just fine as well.  Apologies to anybody who got boned in the move.  And we got no beef with Libsyn, they’re a great service.  But thanks to the swap, our hosting expenses are about 25% of what they used to be!

Finally, I’ve gone back and added every old episode of BDPE!

They should be fully accessible from the site and within your feed.  However, some of them are missing show notes and several of the extra shows we did aren’t added yet.  But I’ll be adding more backlogged content over the next few weeks, just keep an eye on your feed.

Jun 13

When you really think about it, view the gaming news industry isn’t so different from having great sex.  Other than the fact that most gamers have never had sex (see our forums).

The weeks leading up to a big conference like E3 filled with anticipation – publishers intentionally withholding the pleasure of new announcements.  The days before E3 we are tormented with sneak peeks and racing thoughts.  Finally it arrives in a single glorious moment of pleasure, physician a week of news exceeding your wildest salacious fantasies.

Then you spend the rest of the week apologizing and promising next time it’ll be much better.

News: Sony Press Conference – Playstation Vita Announced along Fall PS3 Lineup, Microsoft Press Conference – Dominated by Kinect, Nintendo Press Conference – Wii U Somewhat Unveiled and Fall 3DS Lineup

Judgement: Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo’s Press Conferences

Other Topics: The Next Console War, Other Notable E3 Appearances

Other Links: Ace Combat Assault Horizon’s Awesome Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-I0FcZ4P2w .  New and Improved Big Hot Sho:  http://www.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 the forums.

MEDIA LINK: http://www.blakebuck.com/media/BDPE-Episode83.mp3

Jun 6

Yes, capsule it’s that magical time of year: E3.  When we get so much video game coverage that all but the biggest of news stories simply slip through your fingers.  It almost seems kinda wasteful for developers and publishers to even try to generate buzz unless they spend exorbitant amounts of money.  But don’t worry about that, our game is emblazoned across this booth babe’s chest and several dozen plasma TV!  Ah, capitalism.

News: A Weekly Dose of Bad News for Sony, God I Hope it’s not Called the Vita, Kinect Functionality in Mass Effect 3?, Aliens Games Continue to be Released Despite Sucking Ass, LA Noire Continues Retailer Exclusive Turned Paid DLC Trend

Judgement: Hydrophobia (360/PS3/PC)

Discussion: BDPE’s E3 Predictions

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.

MP3 LINK: http://www.blakebuck.com/media/BDPE-Episode82.mp3

Jun 3

Konami unveiled several secrets earlier today its pre-E3 press event: Metal Gear Solid Snake Eater 3D, pharmacy a new Zone of the Enders project, and a Silent Hill HD Collection.  Yet perhaps the biggest secret remained unanswered – the continued rumors of brutality against adoring Contra fan and wife, Mrs. Konami.

At the press event Mrs. Konami, who wore a large hat and glasses in a vain attempt to hide bruises about her face, looked visibly shaken.  This, just two weeks after an anonymous source alleged that Konami frequently relishes in the masochistic beating of those who love Contra the most.

During the conclusion of the trailer, as a fireball crisscrossed the screen and formed the iconic flaming C logo, Mrs. Konami shrieked, “Not again!” and began to sob.  But she quickly gained her composure, and after the event was timidly optimistic during an interview.

“Sure, he’s relapsed a few times.  There was Neo Contra, and Contra: Legacy of War.  And Shattered Soldier.  Sweet Jesus, I forgot about Shattered Soldier,” Mrs. Konami said as she shuddered, looking nervously around the room.

While reports are still unconfirmed, experts believe that abuse may be occurring due to a psychological affliction known as “series sadism disorder”.  It occurs when a once-successful intellectual property has failed to reboot so many times, the publisher begins taking its aggressions out on fans directly.

In recent years the disorder has overcome many once-popular franchises, resulting in the 2009 ‘Sonic Snuff Scandal’ involving the alleged beating and rape of Amy Rose.  However, for some collapsed franchises, there’s hope.  After years of rehabilitation, WB Games was able to successfully revive the Mortal Kombat series.

In a telephone interview, Mortal Kombat creator Ed Boon offered sympathy, saying “It’s hard to do – but you have to bring the franchise back to it’s roots.  I put out complete shit for 15 years, and loved every minute of it. Now, though, I’ve found the path.  And MK’s doing really well.  But damn do I miss wasting money and disappointing fans.  Also the coke.”

Still, despite the rumors and defeated appearance, Mrs. Konami remains optimistic for Contra.  ”This time it’s different.  He says he’s finally found his peace with his maker – whoever that is now, he’s had so many,” she said, staring down at her feet.  ”I’m crossing my fingers for the rumored Kinect integration.  Yessir.  I can’t wait.”

BLAKEBUCK

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