Note that in a couple of weeks, Paul is going to be away. I don’t know if I’ll get a replacement host or if I’ll skip the show. We’ll see. In the meantime, enjoy Paul getting once again angry / incredulous at a game.
Hosts: Paul, Shamus. Episode edited by Issac.
00:00 You must use a new password!
Minimum security. Maximum inconvenience.
I’m playing again. Minecraft is my comfort food for when I’m feeling down.
09:23 Dyson Sphere Program
18:31 Per Aspera (no kidding)
Paul is eager to find out if we can discover IRON on Mars!
41:24 Mailbag: Cadillacs and Dinosaurs
You seem to like discussing contemporary topics, so here’s one for you: Have you heard of an old 2d side scrolling, beat-em-up game by Capcom, called Cadillacs and Dinosaurs? It was all the rage in certain arcades back in the 90s, and is still a blast to play today, owing to a very sweet soundtrack, and a fluid combat system. How about a 20-year old fighting game called Oni, made by Bungie West? Also a fluid-feeling combat system, with an excellent soundtrack/voice acting, and some interesting story ideas.
I’m not much of a fighting fan, and would find the complexities of
moves, counter-moves and whatnot in say, Mortal Kombat 11,
off-putting, but I keep wondering sometimes where to find fighting
games like the above, easy to learn, hard to master, and very
enjoyable to try out without a wealth of genre knowledge needed.
48:35 Mailbag: Anime
Rebrowsing the site, I noticed Shamus talked a lot about anime almost two decades ago (time sure flies by at lightspeed) but almost nothing about it during the 2010s. I’m interested in Shamus and Paul’s thoughts on the medium and if they’ve seen any anime in the present day.
I’m also curious in knowing if Shamus has seen Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood, considering how he made multiple posts about how he enjoyed the original 2003 series but thought it was padded and stretched out by the end which I feel FMAB addressed by being a more coherent and tighter series with a clear beginning, middle, and end because it adapted the entire manga whereas the original 2003 series had to make up original storylines because the source material was far from over when it was still being produced.
-Poopyhead from the Great Beyond
57:19 Mailbag: Huniepop 2
I remember Shamus being very fond of Huniepop, I just saw that huniepop 2’s release date is announced on the 8th of febuari, so i wondered if Shamus has already freed his schedule.
With kind regards,
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