Podcast Episode 98 – Part B

Legendary Battle of the Action Heroes - Guns Edition

They say you can attract more flies with honey than with vinegar, though why you would want to attract flies at all is beyond me. We at the DG Podcast aren’t interested in attracting flies or the internet equivalent of flies. We are only interested in attracting thoughtful and intelligent people. If you are listening to our podcast you must be one of the thoughtful intelligent people.

This episode of the podcast was lost. We recorded the episode, but the audio was lost. We recorded a new episode that was hopefully as awesome as the first attempt. Rhett hasn’t been playing Bloodborne recently. He bought Shadows of Mordor and has been playing that instead. He’ll move back, but right now he’s having fun killing orcs. Jason has been playing Battleblock Theater with his kids and reading.

Chance sent us an email. He wasn’t able to on account of his wife not feeling well. He ended up doing some unexpected yard work and learned to be more manly. He thought that the recent portrayal of Matt Murdock was the best portrayal of a comic book character yet. He congratulates Lindsay on earning her yellow belt in karate. We give a little advice on choosing a martial art. Chance has been playing the Deadpool game. He’s been enjoying it as he identifies well with Deadpool. Though his son compared him to the first boss because they share a name. Time Warner/Comcast is in the toilet, but we are all waiting to see what they try next. His addiction to retro gaming has been aided by the discovery of cheap XBOX and PS2 games. He brings up Konami cutting the new Silent Hill game, but Rhett provides a rejoinder. We end his email with him laughing at Creflo Dollar and adding a few more scumbags to detest.

We review two top lists during this episode. The first is about the Netflix Daredevil show and the inside nods and winks to the expanded Marvel Universe. The second is a list of the 11 most overrated video games of all times. In the Daredevil list we have nods to:

  • Possibly Elektra
  • Possibly Bullseye
  • The Owl
  • The Chaste
  • The Hand
  • The Iron Fist
  • The Iron Serpent

In the 11 Overrated Video Games we find:

  1. Bioshock Infinite
  2. Mortal Kombat
  3. LittleBigPlanet
  4. Metal Gear Solid 4
  5. Gran Turismo 5
  6. The Sims
  7. God of War
  8. Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
  9. Grand Theft Auto IV
  10. Black & White
  11. Final Fantasy VII

Finally we get back to settling the fight between John McClane and Judge Dredd. Both of our combatants are strong and capable. John McClane is wily and unpredictable, but he’s logical and tough. Judge Dredd is strong and fast. He’s the perfect judge. He makes split second decisions and then destroys his opposition. He’s better trained and better equipped, but John McClane often overcomes and overwhelms more powerful opponents. This is the last battle in our tournament. We will take a break and come back with something new.

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The Distracted Gamers Podcast Episode 98 – Part B

Podcast Episode 98 – Part A

Sorry about the delay. Jason misread the file name and thought that Rhett hadn’t posted the new files yet. Life has a way of keeping you far busier that you would like and Saturday was no exception. Rhett and Jason were busy with a Karate belt test that lasted from about noon to 5:30. So, Jason was a little less than observant Saturday night. Now that the podcast is going up you can bask in the coolness that is the DG Podcast. Our coolness will elevate your own coolness (let’s face it, you need the boost). So, sit back and enjoy the enlightenment.

Not much has been going on with our heroes this week. Jason has been playing Battleblock Theater. Battleblock Theater is from the same group that created Alien Hominid and Castlecrashers, and is rife with the same kind of humor. Rhett has been slogging through Bloodborne and has been enjoying the slog.

Unfortunately, we have no email from Chance this week. He’s been slacking off with more “important” stuff like life and work and family. Can you imagine a bigger slacker.

Without the email we go straight into the news dump:

  • Jared Leto’s Joker has been revealed, awful isn’t it?
  • Tripwire takes heat for Killing Floor
  • Skyrim free-to-play
  • University of Tennessee defensive lineman stole xbox and games
  • Microsoft apologized for Witcher 3 trailer
  • Games for Change Award whiners
  • Long Island swatting incident involved 60+ police and emergency personnel
  • Former Lionhead exec takes over Hololens
  • Pokemon can make you gay – Creflo Dollar
  • ISP sue FCC over net neutrality
  • Steam – spend $5 or lose functionality
  • Russia introduces M1 – Medieval
  • Steam Marketplace offers paid mods
  • Game of Life gets new professions
  • Comcast abandons Time/Warner merger
  • Shaq to appear in Android games
  • Massachusetts swatting legislation
  • Newzoo predicts $91.5 billion gaming market in 2015
  • Disney cuts jobs at Club Penguin
  • Twitter to change policy on harassment and threats
  • Chuck Schumer proposes new legislation on swatting
  • Borderlands creator leaves Gearbox
  • Frank Miller writing sequel to Dark Knight Returns
  • Diet Pepsi to change recipe

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The Distracted Gamers Podcast Episode 98 – Part A

Race and Gender Swapping in Comics

I hope that I will be able to treat this topic with the respect that it deserves. I also hope that I don’t come off sounding like a lunatic that hides in his parents’ basement drafting his manifesto. What I would like to talk about is the recent trend in comics and movies to recast iconic or well-known characters as minority races or swapping genders. Like I said I hope to treat this topic with respect and I don’t think that, for the most part, race or gender should play a role in determining whether or not a person should or should not be a superhero. I don’t believe that is the issue. The issue is this seeming affirmative action going on in comics and movies.

Right now the Spider-man of the Ultimate universe is Miles Morales, an African-American, not a problem, but they had to kill off Peter Parker first. Captain America is once again Steve Rogers, but for a time the mantle was given to Sam Wilson, the Falcon. Thor is female for some reason. She is actually called Thor, not Thorina or Thorella. She doesn’t just have Thor’s powers and hammer as other heroes have done in the past, i.e. Beta Ray Bill. The new Ms. Marvel is Pakistani-American. Johnny Storm is African-American, but for some reason his sister is white? Will Smith was rumored to have been offered the part of Captain America. Heimdall was recently portrayed by Idris Elba and Hogun was portrayed by Tadanobu Asano. I do think that comic book writers should experiment with race and gender and ideology and orientation, but I don’t think that they should do it at the expense of already established characters. I realize that some of these characters are secondary and therefore not as important to the main storyline, but that doesn’t mean that they should be recast.

This may sound like I am ranting about race and gender, but I’m not. In fact, I think that for the most part race and gender are interchangeable and really don’t matter. For instance, does Spider-man need to be a white kid from Queens? Not really. How about Ghost Rider? Well, when he lights himself up it really doesn’t matter one iota who’s beneath the flames. Could Superman be a girl? Yes, and there are two of them. There is also a She-Hulk and numerous Batgirls or women or whatever. Thor’s power has been held by various people over the past – Captain America, a couple of androids, Wonder Woman, and even the Man of Steel (look it up, it happened). Yet, there is a backlash every time these characters are mucked about with in either the comics or the movies. Why is it an issue if gender and race don’t really matter?

Before I answer that I’d like to change gears briefly. I mentioned before that for the most part race and gender really don’t matter and there are instances in the comics that bear that out. However, there are times when it is vital to the character that they are of a certain gender or race. Black Panther for instance. He is a black African, and not an African of European descent. Black Panther is the king of Wakanda. He can’t be some white guy. At the very minimum you could argue that he could be of Arab descent depending on where Wakanda is located. Also, Heimdall and Hogun are two more examples of characters where race is important. Heimdall and Hogun are figures from Norse mythology and while Idris Elba and Tadanobu Asano are excellent actors, Heimdall and Hogun should look Norse. You know, tall, most likely blonde, fair skin, that sort of thing. Mythology isn’t really about racial diversity. Could Wonder Woman be male? Of course not. Amazons were not men they were women. Could Thor be a woman? No, and I don’t care what Marvel says the, new Thor isn’t female. Thor is Thor and this woman is just filling his position, she isn’t really Thor.

Now back to why there is a backlash every time someone decides to make a change. It is because of the weight of the publishing history behind these characters. Captain America has been in print for 74 years, Spider-man has been around for 52 years, Superman 76 years, Batman 75 years…Do you see where I am going with this. The characters have a history. We know who they are and what they look like because they have been drawn a certain way for a very long time. Captain America is a white guy from Brooklyn. Spider-man is a white guy from Queens. Wonder Woman is an Amazon from Themyscira. Black Panther is a black African and king of Wakanda. Batman is Bruce Wayne, a rich white guy from Gotham City. It isn’t up to the most recent comic book writer or Hollywood director to go changing these details. If you want to make your mark, do something amazing with the already established characters, or if you find that too stifling then create a your own unique character, but not at the expense of already established characters. Is Sam Wilson worthy to be Captain America? Absolutely. Should he be? No, he should be Falcon. He is awesome as Falcon. Should Thor be a woman? No. Could Thor be retired/dead/on vacation and a woman wield Mjolnir in the interim? Yes. Is she Thor? No. Hammer Girl is better than female Thor.

Now if you still want to mess with the characters, don’t do it in canon. Create a one off or an alternate universe. Want Spider-man to be an African-American teenager then have Miles Morales get bitten by the spider instead of Peter Parker. Don’t make Peter into Spider-man then kill him and cover your butt by retroactively creating another Spider-man. Spider-Gwen is a perfect example. She received the spider powers in an alternate universe instead of Peter. Granted they still killed Peter Parker (stupid move), but the story started as what if Peter wasn’t bitten, not what if Peter died and we needed to come up with a way to replace him. Batman has one of the most interesting lists of alternate versions. There is a steampunk version of Batman (which almost got it’s own video game). In one version Bruce was killed not his parents and so Thomas Wayne became Batman. Martha Wayne cracked and became the Joker. There is even a version of Batman who became a criminal – Owlman. All these versions of the same character exist without destroying the original character.

Do you want to create a version of the Fantastic Four where Reed is the son of Chinese immigrants, Ben is a woman, and the Storms are identical twins. Do it. What if Superman was raised as the son of the Waynes and Bruce was a farmboy from Ohio? What if a male child was taken in by the Queen of Themyscira and trained by Amazons? What if Green Lantern of Sector 2814 was a Labrador? All of these are fine concepts, just not in canon. Don’t make the mistake that so many artist and directors are making. Stick to established characterization or don’t label your creation Superman, Spider-man, whatever. When you screw with already established character like this you come off as feeling forced and heavy handed and we can tell.

Podcast Episode 97 – Part B

Legendary Battle of the Action Heroes - Guns Edition

Rhett has been playing Bloodborne. He is very close to finishing the game. He has been doing pretty well at the game as well. Jason has been reading. He finished one book and started another. Both of the books have a similarity. They both have people who tell other that they can do whatever they want, just don’t get caught. Then they are surprised when they actually do what they want.

Then Jason and Rhett then review a list called 10 Things DC Comics Want You To Forget About The Joker. Some of the things that DC would like you to forget are:

  • He was repeatedly killed off
  • Grant Morrison killed him in the Killing Joke
  • The Clown Prince Of Crime Used To Have Fun
  • He cut his face off (with assistance)
  • He Used To Have His Own Utility Belt
  • That he has a back story
  • Grant Morrison made him super-sane
  • etc.

Rhett then takes a stab at a few people in the aftermath of the Daredevil show’s popularity and the Dragonball movie. Evidently there is an article called Why I Love Daredevil. With the surge of Daredevil’s popularity fans have been coming out of the woodwork. Whether or not they are actual Daredevil fans is something that is open to debate. Plus, Dragonball is getting a new anime movie. Goku is now going to have blue hair when he powers up. This leads us to Dragonball Z Abridged. Fans re-edited the entire series, shortened it, and re-did all the voices. It is hilarious.

We finally return to our tournament with the championship bout between John McClane and Judge Dredd. John McClane is unpredictable, but not crazy. He think things through and makes use of what’s to hand. McClane separates and conquers. Judge Dredd is highly trained and well equipped. He deals with crazy on a regular basis. He knows how to handle large groups, but rarely fights one-on-one. In the end we can’t decide and will request your aid once again in making the decision as to who wins our tournament.

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The Distracted Gamers Podcast Episode 97 – Part B

Podcast Episode 97 – Part A

You people suck. Your ancestors look at you from their branches on the family tree and wonder why no one has called the pruning service. At this point I want you to remember one thing – no one likes you. That’s right you have no friends. Your mom probably had to roll you in meat to get the dogs to play with you. Did you ever catch your mom paying your “friends”, if not your mom was a sneaky woman.

Jason has played Destiny. It isn’t great, but it is a beautiful game. Rhett has been playing Bloodborne, what did you expect.

Chance is particularly vociferous in his email this week especially compared to the last one. Click on the link to read a full text of the email. He shares news about the impending new addition to his family. He has had no time this past week to do anything but watch Daredevil. What a loser. He also brings up the new Star Wars trailer and the new Batman vs Superman trailer. He confesses his retro gaming hoarding condition. He finishes up with the news that Gamespot is getting into the retro gaming market.

  • Ray Park wants stand alone Darth Maul movie
  • Car game with permadeath
  • Strangest burger in Japan
  • Gamergate booth gets kicked out of Calgari Expo
  • Recent study about sexism from Germany
  • DOJ to oppose Comcast – Time Warner merger
  • Harrison leaves Microsoft
  • Piratebay co-founder can’t play Nintendo in prison
  • Bug in Bloodborne being addressed
  • Video game sales fall in March
  • Kim Dotcom faces exportation from New Zealand
  • Colorado DOT to sponser video game cabinets
  • University of Missouri violence game study with autism
  • Netflix apologizes to shareholders for Australian data caps
  • 2K Australia closed
  • Gay character in Mortal Kombat X
  • EA shutting down some free-to-play games
  • Winnepeg man charged with sexually assault of woman he met in online game
  • Twitch streamer caught in child pornography
  • Bloodborne sold over 1 million copies
  • New Jersey lawmaker gets swatted
  • Bill Paxton to be in BBC GTA series
  • Easy fatalities DLC in Mortal Kombat X
  • Online gambling sites taken down by DDoS
  • Player ruptures tendon in hand playing Candy Crush
  • Video games in nursing homes

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The Distracted Gamers Podcast Episode 97 – Part A

Podcast Episode 96 – Part B

Legendary Battle of the Action Heroes - Guns Edition

Millenia from now when there is nothing left of our civilization except for dust and bones, archeologist will return to Earth from the stars to try to discover just what life was like here. These advanced and alien archeologists will take one look at your remains and reach one of two conclusions. The first, and most favorable toward humanity, is that some amazingly altruistic soul was keeping you as a pet and that you are some species of heretofore unknown monkey. The second, and more depressing, is that you are a representative sample of humanity and that the rest of us are like you. Can you understand why this is depressing? Undoubtedly not.

Rhett has been playing Bloodborne, big surprise, and so we talk about the lore makes it such a deep game. Evidently, Hidetaka Miyazaki, the creator of Bloodborne, liked to read western literature as a child, but couldn’t always understand what was going on and would fill in the blanks from his own imagination. He has done this with Bloodborne, using western mythology and lore as a jumping off point in developing the lore for the game, quite interesting. He has also finished watching the new Netflix Daredevil series. He is lavish with his praise and just as lavish with his scorn when it is justified, and it is justified, more about that later. Jason has been playing Lego Movie the video game and reading the Greywalker series. The Lego Movie video game is rather interesting. It’s not spectacular, but since it is based on the Lego Movie, which was awesome, the game is pretty enjoyable. The Greywalker series is fairly well-written and very enjoyable so far. We also talk quite a bit about Kratos from the God of War series in conjunction with the Sword of Truth and Wheel of Time series. We draw some parallels between the protagonists of the various series.

We then launch into a discussion of the following article: 10 Highly-Anticipated Movies Being Released in 2015. On the list are:

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Mocking Jay Part 2
  • Avengers: Age of Ultron
  • Inside Out
  • Superman vs Batman: Dawn of Justice
  • Peanuts
  • Fifty Shades of Grey
  • Fantastic Four
  • Jurassic World
  • James Bond: Spectre

Rhett then returns us to the new Netflix Daredevil series. He is a huge Daredevil fan and is very familiar with the source material. So you can imagine his opinion of the new series. He thought it was great. He thought that the acting, the writing, the choreography, everything was well done and that the series was worth watching. He did have one reservation however.

Normally we would end the show with the next round in our tournament. However, we were running long and to be honest Jason forgot. So, we will have the championship match between Judge Dredd and John McClane in episode 97 part B.

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The Distracted Gamers Podcast Episode 96 – Part B

Podcast Episode 96 – Part A

Look what the internet dragged in. What a pathetic excuse for an intelligent being. I bet that when ordinary humans look at you, far from feeling kinship, they wonder if you wouldn’t be happier conversing with the apes at the zoo. The apes on the other hand, wonder why a reject from nature is bothering them and wish that you would crawl back under your rock. With that being said, pay attention. You might learn something.

Jason picked up Destiny from the library and is looking forward to playing it. He did play Lego Batman 3 which was pretty good. He’s also been watching the Crow quadrilogy. The first movie was good, the second bad, the third better, the fourth bad. The television show was just wrong. Lindsay has been doing school, so she’s a downer. Rhett has been playing Bloodborne, big surprise. Evidently the game is fun and deep. Rhett and Lindsay watched the first episode of the new Daredevil show from Netflix. They are impressed so far. The tone of the series pretty well matches the tone of the comics. The actors were well chosen, at least so far.

Chance sent an email, but it is rather short. He picked up some games and a new retro system. He evidently did want Jason to butcher his email.

  • new Dragonball anime movie – Goku will have blue hair
  • MTV is turning the Elfstones of Shannara into series
  • murder tracked down by using victim’s playstation
  • DMA Designs is involved with dramatization of GTA creation
  • Amazon cracking down on paid reviews
  • the Verge has report on first Apple watch game
  • Kratos in Shovel Knight
  • fight against data collection agency
  • GTA V released on PC
  • North Carolina man in court for robbing video game store
  • Toy Logic released Happy Wars on Xbone and broke 360 version
  • brain mapping in first person shooters studying moral choices
  • man charge with stealing video games and consoles from hospital patient
  • Postal rejected from Google Play for violence
  • Russians rejected from Blizzard because of US sanctions
  • Xbone region free in China
  • New Jersey make penalties stiffer for swatting
  • creator of online abuse prevention targetted for swatting
  • Comcast building faster services
  • Microsoft targetting modders for Halo mods

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The Distracted Gamers Podcast Episode 96 – Part A

More Comic and Book Movies

We all have comic books and books that we want to see turned into movies. But it’s more than just that. We want to see the adapted faithfully. We have a vision in our heads of the perfect adaptation, of the perfect movie version. We don’t want to see some hack director or script writer or sometimes both hacking our dreams to pieces. That being said, I don’t want to dwell on the mistakes of the past. I want to look to the future. I want to talk about the books and comics that I want to see turned into movies.

Let’s see, where to start? I would like to see The Elfstones of Shannara turned into a movie. Why would I start with the Elfstones? Well, I think it is by far the best of the Shannara series. I don’t really know how to explain it, but of all the series I find it the most immersive and compelling. Maybe I like it the most because I read it first. I think that the story is deeper and the characters more fleshed out. I think that I also identify better with the protagonists than any of the other books. Wil Ohmsford is tasked by Allanon, the last Druid, to accompany and protect Amberle as she journeys to find the bloodfire. The demons that were once imprisoned by the elves are breaking free and the only way to stop them is to renew the magic that imprisons them. In the meantime, Allanon must stay behind and help the elves to defend themselves and the rest of the Four Lands against the demon hordes that have escaped their prison. Wil is a highly sympathetic character. I want him to succeed in his quest. I want Wil and Amberle to succeed against the impossible odds and save the humans, elves, dwarves, etc from the demons. Even the antagonists are well written. The Dagda Mor, leader of the demons, wants revenge for his millenia long imprisonment, so he sends the Changling and the Reaper to make sure that the elves fail. The Changling can become anything and the Reaper is an unstoppable hunter. These demons make you want to yell “run” at the characters whenever they pop up. They are implacable foes and you feel the menace in the prose.

In writing this article I came across plans by MTV to adapt this book to a TV series, which means that fewer detail need to be scrapped and the story can be grander in scope. However, I already have misgivings about the proposed series. First, this is going to be a series by MTV. What do they know about sci-fi/fantasy? Second, I can’t say that I have heard of any of the actors except for John Rhys-Davies, (he played Sallah from Indiana Jones and Gimli in Lord of the Rings). Third, there are two characters Catania and Bandon who are not in the books. There are plenty of characters that deserve to have screen time. How about Crispin, Captain of the Home Guard? Or Stee Jans, Commander of the Free Corps? Or the Witch Sisters, Morag and Mallenroh? There are so many colorful character, why introduce unnecessary and superfluous characters. If you really want these actors in the series then find a place for them without writing in roles that don’t need to be there.

On the comic book front, I would like to see Moon Knight on the big screen. They’re going to have to handle Moon Knight well. First, Moon Knight is a Batman type character and people constantly draw parallels between the two calling Moon Knight Marvel’s Batman. However, there are some differences between the two. Moon Knight was a mercenary who used the money he earned to finance his crime fighting. He is also called the Fist of Khonshu (the Egyptian god of the moon). As such he has superhuman powers that wax and wane with the waxing and waning of the moon. He also has multiple personalities. Batman creates a character and then goes undercover. Moon Knight goes undercover by allowing one of his personalities to surface and be dominant. When he is fighting crime he is Moon Knight, meaning Moon Knight takes over. One of his personalities is a little girl. I don’t know that helps him to fight crime, it’s just a tidbit.

Spider-man 2099 has some potential as a movie. In the year 2099, Miguel O’Hara works as a chemist for a rather evil corporation. He wants to leave the company, but the director forcibly addicts him to a drug called Rapture. In a bid to free himself from the company and the addiction he rewrites his DNA giving himself powers similar to the present day Spider-man. The present day Spider-man was, in fact, Miquel’s inspiration. He has the increased strength and agility of the original, but from there his powers diverge. Instead of being able to stick to surfaces, Spider-man 2099 has claws that he uses to climb. His web shooters are strictly organic. He has no spider sense, but his senses are enhanced to superhuman levels allowing him to fake it. This would be a darker and grittier Spider-man. The world is falling apart and the corporations are running things, even Spider-man has lethal weapons literally at his fingertips.

In the DC universe, The Doom Patrol could be interesting. The genius Niles Caulder literally creates the team. Not only does he gather the heroes, but he arranges for them to have the “accidents” that give them their powers. This dynamic could be very compelling. What will the heroes do when they find out that the man who gathered them to save the world did so by ruining their lives.

Back on the book front, Simon Green has several series that could make good movies. I haven’t read all of his work, but he combines fantasy with other genres and get some surprisingly good stories out of the results. His main genre seems to be fantasy which he then combines detective, police, and secret agent genres. If you like police novels then you might like Hawk and Fisher. Hawk and Fisher are captains in the Haven Guard. They investigate vampires, werewolves, rogue magicians, demons, etc. What makes this different than your run of the mill fantasy novels is that they are written as police or crime novels.

If you are interested in detective stories you might want to read his Nightside series. The Nightside is a city hidden in London where all the weird and bizarre creatures and people can live and work, and working might mean stealing souls or casting hexes or feeding off of others. John Taylor is a private investigator with a talent for finding things. He also might bring about the end of the world. So between dodging the occasional supernatural assassin, he works cases in the Nightside, cases involving dead gods, angels, demons, Merlin, King Arthur, parallel worlds, legends, myths, and more weirdness than you can shake a wand at.

On the other hand if you are a fan of James Bond and over-the-top spy action you might be interested in the Secret Histories. The Drood family has been protecting humanity from things that go bump in the night. They have been doing it for thousands of years and have been doing it well. Edwin Drood is one of their operatives. He uses his family legacy, mystical golden armor, to protect himself while he makes sure that demons, monsters, ghosts, vampires, nazis, and anything else that might threaten humanity stays away.

There you go, some more comics and books that could have some potential as movie fodder. I say could because we all know what Hollywood does when something shows potential. They strip it of everything original and noteworthy and replace it with mediocre and hackney. Let me know what you think. Leave a comment, send an email to thedistractedgamers@gmail.com, send a tweet to @DGPocast, or you can use the Speakpipe link on the site.

Podcast Episode 95 – Part B

Legendary Battle of the Action Heroes - Guns Edition

Hello losers, and I don’t mean people who have lost stuff. I mean people who are pathetic. If you were to look up the definition of pathetic in the dictionary you would find the definition of the word pathetic, and it would be a description of you. If you thought that I was going to say that you would find a picture of you, that just shows how much of a loser you are.

Rhett and Lindsay hung out for Easter. Jason and his family got way too much candy. Rhett has been playing Bloodborne and will be talking about it later in the podcast. He streamed it to get used to how his new PS4 works. Jason has been playing more of the Borderlands DLC and has been getting his butt kicked by the final boss.

In this episode of the podcast we read Chance’s email. We got out of sync with the emails but our loyal listener didn’t fail us. He was a bit put out by the Jason’s summarizing of his last email. Jason said he did something that he didn’t actually do. He’s been playing Dark Souls. No word if he enjoys it or not, but he compares it to Tolkien with impossible boss fights, and we all know how he feels about Tolkien. He’s picked up some new games to add to his ever growing library. He asks about Retro VGS and Dark Angels and Pretty Freaks. He’s reveal to his in-laws that they will be grandparents again. He then talks about mistakes in casting made in comic book movies and who he would have chosen for various roles. This entices Rhett to promise to wear a black catsuit if we get more listeners for the podcast. He complains a bit about casting Australians and Brits as Americans, (darn foreigners taking our jobs). He saw Furious 7 and warns that we need to turn off our brains when watching the movie.

Rhett then takes overs and starts talking Dark Souls and Bloodborne. There are many similarities between the games and fortunately many differences. They are both very difficult and the stories are incredibly complex and immersive. If you don’t like well made and well written games. Games with deep stories and interesting game mechanics, well then these games aren’t for you. Maybe you should go check out Barbie or Dora the Explorer.

One more round to go before the final bout of our tournament. Tonight we have Mad Max versus Judge Dredd. Mad Max is a crazy, scrappy fighter. He is strong, cunning, and wild in a fight. He is adaptable and fights from instinct. Judge Dredd is a no-nonsense, shoot first, ask questions later, stone cold killer. It doesn’t matter how crazy you are or how strong, Judge Dredd doesn’t care. He judges crazy for breakfast and then kills it. The next bout will be the final round of the tournament and we will have our winner. Whoever wins this round will fight John McClane in the final round. Enjoy.

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The Distracted Gamers Podcast Episode 95 – Part B

Podcast Episode 95 – Part A

Of all the podcast, in all the internet you had to drag your filthy carcass into ours. The stench of your rotting corpse is fouling the very air that the rest of us rely on for our continued existence. The pollution from the lump of gristle that resides between your ears, and which for want of a better term is called a brain though we should probably call it a pile of putrid sludge, is deteriorating the intellect of everyone around you. I don’t know if it is possible, but we will try to reverse the damage. It’s the least we can do to prevent you from destroying civilization with an infection of stupidity.

Today the podcast was recorded a day early. Jason has obligations that prohibit the prompt recording of the podcast. So, that means no email today. Sorry. We try to do everything normally. Jason has been playing through the Borderlands DLC. He has also been watching his kids play Lego Batman 3. They did some interesting things with Lanterns Corps. He also relates a rather interesting experience with a salamander and water leaks. Rhett on the other hand brings up April Fool’s videos and the fact that he really hates April Fool’s. Plus he has been selling his blood and is now using it to get a PS4. He got a good deal out of it. It came with Last of Us and Bloodborne.

What’s in the news? This stuff:

  • Mario Kart new difficulty
  • USB port faceplate
  • Burger King cologne
  • Second Life player built MMO
  • Super Mario built with Unity
  • Free Speech
  • Playstation View gets AMC
  • Sony acquires OnLive
  • Microsoft DMCA against Halo modders
  • Pixel Nation swatted
  • Digital Press Videogames swatted
  • UK school to report parents for allowing children to play +18 rated games
  • Oxford research – how much you play versus what you play
  • Oddworld creator – Microsoft considered making Xbox free
  • Pillars of Eternity joke backlash
  • Mortal Kombat X creator leaves Twitter
  • Online preorders for Amiibos cancelled
  • DENA hopes Nintendo deal will be 3 billion yen/month

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The Distracted Gamers Podcast Episode 95 – Part A