Some behind-the-scenes info: We generally forward news stories to each other all week. When Sunday rolls around, we take the headlines for the week, sort them out, and figure out which ones we want to talk about and which ones we don’t. Then we record the show.
This week we had nothing. Not one news story. I don’t know if we weren’t following the news or we didn’t care, but we had no stories and nothing to say. We just got together for our once-a-week blather session and Josh began recording halfway through. That means this podcast is even less structured than last week. Just so you know what you’re getting into. In any case, the choice was between this and nothing.
We’ve got a good slate of stories now, so the Diecast should return to normal next week. In the meantime, you’ve been warned:
Hosts: Shamus, Josh, Rutskarn, Mumbles, Chris
00:00 No introductions. No host. No news items. NO HOPE.
00:30 We join the podcast in mid-conversation, talking about 500 Days of Summer and Scott Pilgrim. For reference, here is what I had to say about Scott Pilgrim when it came out. The MovieBob video Rutskarn mentioned is here: The Big Picture: Dumping Irony.
09:30 We troll Mumbles by not talking about Batman. Instead we talk about Green Lantern, The Aristocrats, and Tacos.
24:00 Josh is playing Skyrim. Mumbles video on Skyrim is here. Then we segue into talking about Fallout: New Vegas
52:30 MAILBAG! We discuss sharing the hobby, the Kinect, and visual fidelity and game budgets.
Also, I want to apologize to Neil (or Neal) who sent in the long question. While short questions are always better than long in this format, that’s no reason for me to be a jerk about it. Bad form. In my defense, we’d been at this for a couple of hours by this point and I was getting a bit frazzled.
If you’ve got a question for the cast, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Also: Short questions make for better launching points for conversation. Long questions are better left in the comments. (I used to have a special page where people could leave long questions for me to answer. Looks like it got culled last time I tinkered with the site. I’ll look into bringing that back.)