Episode 115A

Like a phoenix from the ashes the DG Podcast rises once again to reinvent itself. How is that do I hear you ask? (Even if you didn’t ask I’m telling you anyway) We attempted our first live streaming event with the podcast. You can still get the audio here, but the video is also on Youtube.

This week Chance has been a slacker and has neglected to email us. As has anyone else. We will read your email if you send it, but it is up to you to send the email first – we can’t read your minds, but that would be cool if we could.

What are our two intrepid hosts up to this week? Well, I’m glad you asked. In addition to trying to better the podcast for all and sundry with live audio and video, Jason has been playing Destiny, reading the The Chronicles of Prydain by Lloyd Alexander. If you don’t know what I’m talking about Disney made a movie in the 80s called the Black Caldron based on this series (give the series a chance even if you’ve seen the movie), and he contacted Games Workshop, the makers of Warhammer, to try to get more information on the death of Warhammer Fantasy and the new Age of Sigmar. We’ll let you know what happens. Rhett has been playing the early beta of Mordheim (a Warhammer Fantasy computer game), playing Call of Warhammer (a Medieval 2 mod), and watching Twin Peaks (which he still doesn’t get).

In the news this week:

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The Distracted Gamers Podcast Episode 115A

Episode 114B

Legendary Battle of the Classic Video Game Characters

The DG Podcast has returned – with a whimper. We try, but with the two of us we have a definite handicap – Rhett’s a curmudgeon and Jason doesn’t have feelings. We have a definite deficit to overcome with every podcast, and with every podcast we have a small, trifling, insignificant victory. So, way to go DG Podcast, if we can be bothered.

Rhett has been playing Medieval II with a Warhammer mod recently. Jason finished reading The Ultra Thin Man, the title a possible nod to the Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett. He has also finished playing the main storyline of Destiny and was left with a sense much the same as he got upon finishing Halo 2. We also discuss the real names of fictional characters like the real name of Shaggy and Scooby-Doo, Hello Kitty, Barbie, and others.

We review 10 Things Everyone Always Gets Wrong About The X-Men by David Hoke.

  1. Rogue’s History
  2. Supposedly Useless Powers
  3. The Enigma That Is Deadpool
  4. Not Everyone Is A Mutant
  5. Cyclops – Not Who We Make Him Out To Be
  6. The Entire Phoenix Saga
  7. The Days Of Future Past
  8. Evolution Of The Beast
  9. Membership Is Exclusive
  10. Wolverine, Wolverine, Wolverine

At the end of the podcast we debate the next bout of the Tournament of the Classic Video Game Characters. This time Duke Nukem faces off against Sir Arthur. Duke Nukem is the protagonist from the games named after him. He also saves the Earth repeatedly from Alien Invasion. He carries a big gun, smokes a stogie, and spouts oneliners. Sir Arthur is the protagonist of one of the most difficult games ever – Ghosts and Goblins. He throws daggers and magic and has an exploding suit of armor. Next we Earthworm Jim and Kirby will fight to the death. Let us know who you think will win.

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The Distracted Gamers Episode 114B

Episode 114A

Jason really cuts Chance’s email down this week. So, here it is for the purists.

The News Dump

In the news this week:

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The Distracted Gamers Podcast Episode 114A

Suck a Bowl of Suck

Buenos tardes, mi amigos. Hope y’all have had a good 4/7 of a week thus far. It is a beautiful morning here. For the first time in forever the weather is cool and enjoyable, as opposed to Mother Nature having her thermostat set on ninth layer of Hell. I truly do despise summer. My wife used to think I was some sort of vampire because I have always had a preference for cold weather and rain. Now she gets it. I think I’m rubbing off on her, because she gets all bummed out when it’s sunny and hot like I do. Anywho…There are a million and one things I could be doing with this gorgeous morning, but I’m wasting all of that potential goodness to pen an email and drink coffee.

Rhett, I hope the games arrived in good shape. Normally when I send something like that I pack it for war, but this time I decided to trust the Post Office. Hopefully they took care of the goods. This week thus far has been a ball of meh for me. I did get to visit with some friends I’d not seen in a long time, which was great, so there was one upside. I spent a LOT of money this week, and not on things I wanted. I sent the great state of Louisiana close to $200 for that damned speeding ticket I got back in June. After their district attorney offered to lie in exchange for more money, I decided they were not to be trusted, so I sent my payment by certified mail. My thought was that I didn’t want them trying to pull some sort of “well, we never got the payment” stunt, so I am making sure they have to sign for it. Then I took my car to get its oil changed, which is NOT cheap when you drive a Volkswagen. I like my car, but if I would have known then how expensive they are to work on, I would not have purchased it. It will be the last one I ever own, that’s for sure. Then I noticed I needed tires on the back, so there went another $130. Oh…and then it turns out my rear shocks are shot, and I was quoted a repair estimate of $503. Ummm…no. I am just going to buy the shocks and have my father in law help me install them. He has a huge garage with a full on lift and everything, so I think I will save myself $320 in labor costs. He loves messing around with cars, and he knows what he is doing, which is just one more reason I’m glad to have him as family.

I have done exactly NO gaming this week. Sadly, what little free time I have is usually dedicated to running errands. I’m sure you two have been playing the usual. Dawn of War, Warhammer, blah blah blah. I haven’t had a chance to listen to part B yet, so I cannot really comment there. But I did manage to suffer through part A. 😉 Of all the things you covered, one story in particular really got my goat. That guy who got the shaft from Nintendo was just an aggravating tale to me. I really do not feel he should have been let go because of one mistake. I read what he said, and he really didn’t disclose any world shattering information. At all. That said, Nintendo is notoriously secretive, and I’m sure he signed some sort of nondisclosure form when he was hired on. I hope the guy finds another gig that pays fairly well, because it sounds like right now he is hurting in the wake of his unexpected exit. I think, and this is just my opinion, if he was a good employee prior to his lapse in judgment, Nintendo should have reviewed his body of work, and base the decision to keep or fire him on that basis. Tossing an employee out for a small infraction is counterproductive. At most they should have given him a stern warning and maybe even suspended him without pay for a short while. I think that would have gotten his attention. Again, that’s just my view. I know the Japanese have an entirely different business mentality than Americans, and their personnel procedures are consistently applied regardless of where their employee happens to be located.

I took issue with one thing Rhett said last week. While discussing Transformers Devastation, he said he thought it was a mistake to base the game on the look and feel of the 80s tv series because kids today don’t have a connection to it. I disagree wholeheartedly. I do not think this game is even being built with the kiddo demographic in mind at all, so that is a moot point. Bro, the average age of gamers now is 35. A HUGE percentage of gamers today grew up with that show. They know and love the characters and have been aching for a game that speaks to their inner children. It looks like the original show, and because Peter Cullen and Frank Welker are on board for voice work, it sounds like it too. I think the game will be a critical and commercial success that will hopefully spawn a sequel or two. I am probably going to preorder it, and you know I NEVER preorder games. I am THAT excited for it. It looks fantastic and I bet it will be a blast to play! That said, some of the newer Transformers games aren’t bad either, in case you’ve not played them. I actually have Fall of Cybertron sitting on my shelf, but I haven’t gotten around to playing it yet, but I’m told it’s pretty fun to play. You know what I would love to see from a Transformers game, though? If they ever made a game in this style that was based on the movie (the 80s movie, which in my mind remains the only real Transformers flick) that took you on the emotional roller coaster of losing Optimus, fighting for the Matrix, and culminating in what would surely be a visually kick ass Unicron level, I would be beyond stoked to get my hands on it. It would even be pretty badass if they threw in a level or two in which you play as Megatron/Galvatron to advance the plot. How sweet would it be to get the opportunity to ice Starscream yourself? Guys, I am seriously getting a case of the sentimental feels right now something awful! I cannot tell you how much I loved Transformers when I was a kid. Heck, I still have an original Optimus sitting on a shelf in my living room! Like you two, I grew up in a world without cell phones and Internet access, so I had to make up my own entertainment. (I was also an only child, so I really had to find creative ways to stay amused) and I would play for hours at a time with my Transformers. Oddly enough, one of my personal favorites was a figure I never owned – Soundwave. I had Ravage and Laserbeak (the cassettes) but I never had the big Blue Evil himself. Some figures were just next to impossible to find back then. Grimlock and Shockwave were similarly difficult to come by. I did have Blaster, though. I would put Laserbeak and Ravage in his cassette slot from time to time just because I knew they hated it. 😉 Wow…I am seriously geeking here so I’d better stop and move on.

On an unrelated note, you know what I am finding to be one of the suckiest parts of being a manager? Having to find new hires. I need a part timer in my department, and guys, the struggle is real. It boggles the mind how unable supposedly grown adults are to follow simple directions. I ask for resumes to be sent, and 7 out of 10 arrive with a message along the lines of “I’m interested. Call me” that are accompanied by NO RESUME WHATSOFREAKINGEVER. The ones that do abide by the request send resumes that look like they were written by fifth graders. The ones that are truly amusing are loaded with grammatical errors or use large words improperly. I wish I could tell them that unless you understand the meaning of a word and have at least a passing grasp of proper context, you really shouldn’t include it. I weep for our nation, gentlemen. How can any halfway functioning adult in our society not know how to create a basic resume? HOW?! You just put your name and contact info, a brief introduction and goal statement, a skills summary, job history, and some references!! How hard is that? Apparently, it’s like asking kindergartners to solve trigonometry problems. I have had ONE good part timer since I’ve been a manager. ONE. I do my best to interview well, but ultimately my bosses decide who they will place in my area. Hiring people is tricky even IF candidates provide a great resume and interview well. The best part timer I’ve had thus far did not interview well, and the best interviewees ended up being my two worst associates. At this point I think I’m ready to throw darts at names and hire whoever the first one happens to land upon.

So whatever happened to Lindsay? I never hear her on the show anymore. I think Rhett finally may have drained her will to live and she simply evaporated into the fade like all the other victims of his incessant parade peeing. That’s jus t my working theory, though.

On a note related to the crazy Canadian running for parliament, did you hear about a presidential candidate in Iowa named…and I kid you not…Deez Nuts? There is an honest to goodness man by the LEGAL name of Deez Nuts running for president in the state of Iowa. He is running as an independent, obviously, but the funny thing is that he is polling at 9%. That’s not a lot, but it’s a higher approval rating than some mainstream candidates currently enjoy in that state. I wish I lived in Iowa so I could vote for him. I’m thinking about seeing if his campaign has shirts available. I wonder what his slogan is. Maybe “Deez Nuts hang lower than Doze Nuts?” It’s a crazy world in which we live, fellas.

That’s it. I’m not writing anymore today. Suck it.

Episode 113B

Legendary Battle of the Classic Video Game Characters

We are back for another part B episode run, by Jason. Don’t worry, he does okay. He doesn’t drop the mic or anything like that. What they do drop is some geek knowledge on you. That’s right you could be growing your geek cred or “creek”…wait, that doesn’t sound right.

Rhett and Jason have both been trying to find out about this Warhammer: End Times is all about and they don’t really like it. It smells like a marketing ploy of a desperate company. Rhett has also taken a break from X-Files to watch Twin Peaks, an equally bizarre show. Jason and his wife watched Guardians of the Galaxy, which she enjoyed. He also watched a few Vermintide videos as well as one for Warhammer 40K Regicide – think Battle Chess, but with Warhammer 40K figures. We also spend quite a bit of this episode talking about Batman’s psychology, not that we are experts, but we try. Good news for Lindsay, she is away in Washington at her white coat ceremony for starting vet school.

This week we review the follow list (we’ll try better next week): Daredevil: 12 Essential Comic Arcs You Must Read

  1. Daredevil: Redemption
  2. Daredevil: The Devil Inside And Out
  3. Daredevil: Hardcore
  4. Daredevil: Guardian Devil
  5. Daredevil: Love And War
  6. Daredevil: The Typhoid Mary Saga
  7. Daredevil: Yellow
  8. Daredevil By Mark Waid
  9. Daredevil: The Man Without Fear
  10. Daredevil: Out
  11. Daredevil: The Elektra Saga
  12. Daredevil: Born Again

Then in the next bout in our tournament of classic video game characters Sam & Max fight it out with Bomberman. Sam & Max are the dog and lagomorph duo that make up the Freelance Police. Sam is a six foot tall dog that packs a pistol. Max is a three foot tall rabbit thing that is a complete psycho. Bomberman is a member of an interplanetary police force and can generate bombs with his hands. In the next bout Duke Nukem will be pitted against Sir Arthur from Ghosts and Goblins. Let us know who you think will win.

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The Distracted Gamers Episode 113B

Episode 113A

The DG Podcast, when I think those words a lump comes to my throat. I should really have that checked. In this day and age it could be the onset of a life threatening condition, you never know. While I am doing that, you should check out the podcast and get all the news that’s fit for geek consumption.

What have Rhett and Jason been up to this past week? Nothing good I can assure you. Rhett has played through the Red Hood expansion for Arkham Knight, beat Warhammer 40K Space Marine, and helped Lindsay paint her apartment. Jason played more Destiny and watched the Perseid meteor shower with his wife and kids.

Jason really cuts down on Chance’s Email this week. His excuse is that he needs to leave enough time for Rhett to do the news dump (a likely story). So, for you purists he has posted the email, just click on the link and you can read his words from the horse’s mouth, so to speak.

In the news this week:

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The Distracted Gamers Podcast Episode 113A

I Gotta Censored

Hakuna mavodka, you two knockers of turds. First of all, let me begin by pretending to feel badly for not sending an email last week. I meant to send one, but I was still in “every Friday” mode. It is Doc Jason’s fault for effing up the rotation. I suppose I would be remiss for not addressing sovme of the topics you covered on the last two episodes. I too was bummed by the passing of Roddy Piper. I couldn’t care less about wrestling now, but when I was a kid, I was all over it like skeevy on a meth head. Roddy Piper wasn’t necessarily one of my favorites, but I always enjoyed watching him all the same. By all the accounts I have heard, he was a solid human being, and since there are depressingly few of those remaining on this cosmic mudball, his passing leaves the world a little worse off for his loss. I did always love They Live. It remains one of my all time favorite B movies. Oddly enough, ever since I became politically aware, that film took on a whole new meaning for me. I tell you, that movie is like an onion. It has layers, man. Layers.

Secondly, Rhett my boy…congratulations you walking ball of hate and anger! I am excited about your upcoming interview. One of the best shows you ever did was when you interviewed the dude from Zombies Hate Kung Fu. I’ve been lobbying for more interviews on the DGP for a while, so it was a pleasant shock to hear you’d finally gotten off your posterior and made it happen. Given that Warhammer is still a fairly major franchise, this interview is actually pretty epic. Hopefully it will be a mutually beneficial arrangement for both parties. I would love to see something…anything…finally start to drive some traffic to the DGP’s crusty little corner of the internet. Just don’t suck all of the will to live out of your guest, Rhett. Please. Your dour countenance has ruined enough lives.

What is up with your computer and Windows 10, Peterson? My laptop runs it without incident, and the new OS never comes anywhere close to maxing out my ram or cpu. Sounds like you have some crap running in the background you might want to shut down. Like you, I halfway dig 10 so far. I avoid its bundled Windows Edge browser, though. I played with it and found nothing even remotely impressive about it. I went with my old standby, Firefox. It has never let me down in terms of performance. The one hiccup I’ve had with 10 so far is that it does not support my printer. Yet. I went to HP’s site looking for some sort of driver update, but there were none to be had. Oh well, I need a new printer anyway. Unfortunately, after 8 or 9 years of faithful service, it seems to have given up the ghost. It has a permanent “paper jam” error showing no matter what attempts you make to resolve the issue. I read some online forums and found a guy who’d been a printer tech for a good number of years, and he basically said if resolutions a, b, and c don’t work, your printer is permahosed, and you need a new one. Funny thing is, I never had a problem out of it until my wife used it to print like twenty entire New York phone books’ worth of documents during her two years of nursing school. Oh well, she’s giving me a daughter, so I guess I won’t hold a $40 printer against her.

What have you hosers been up to this week, aside from scoring interviews, volleyball and playing the same games for the tenth week in a row? I have been playing arts and crafts with the wife, and God help me, I’ve been enjoying it. I’ve officially graduated from lame to Captain Lame of the Cosmos. She finally decided on a theme for Charlotte’s nursery, and with our list of wants in hand we drove down to that bastion of right wing religious dogma Hobby Lobby. The thing about Hobby Lobby, as it turns out, is that it is ridiculously expensive. So our shopping trip turned into an intelligence mission. We walked around, got some ideas, and proceeded to visit a few thrift shops and the local Wal-Mart, where we found everything we needed for less than $20. Yesterday was spent painting and gluing up a storm. We ended up making a lot of the stuff we saw in stores for far less and they look great. I gave Meredith one idea, and after she ended up making what I’d suggested, she said “Wow. These look really great. I cannot believe YOU had the idea to do this.” Apparently, when I do something well, it’s just as impressive to her as a dog learning to use a toilet. :/

As far as my gaming week goes, I have played very little. Because my wife sleeps like a drunken bear now, I usually awaken several hours before she does, so I decided to settle in with a cup of coffee and Mafia on the original Xbox yesterday morning. Guys, the graphics are HORRIBLE, the controls are a little off, but that game is so much freaking fun. I will be playing it tonight while the spousal unit is at work. The story is great. I squealed like a schoolgirl when I heard about the official announcement of Mafia 3. Oddly enough, I heard it first on DGP. Usually I’m well aware of these kinds of things long before you two mention them. I watched the trailer and it looks magnificent. I don’t give a double dipped damn what y’all say, I want to play this game so hard. I beat Mafia 2, loved it, and so far I’m digging the first, so I have no doubt that I’ll feel funny in my pants when I finally get my hands on 3. For the first time in forever, I will probably preorder a game, and this will be it.

Speaking of preorders, I plunked down $5 on Gamestop’s exclusive Amiibo 3 pack the other day. I couldn’t care less about those silly things, but the Nintendorks eat those things up. Since you can only get them if you preordered (apparently) the demand for them will be solid, and I plan to flip them once they come in. I find myself generating a nice little secondary income doing that lately. I picked up a CIB (complete in box for the game collecting uninitiated) copy of Star Wars Battlefront 2 for the original Xbox today for $1.99, and it seems to go for an average of $30-$40 depending on condition online. I might flip it or I might keep it. Haven’t decided that yet. The PS2 version can be had for pennies all day every day, but because the OG Xbox version can still be lan partied, it fetches a premium. I didn’t even know lan parties were still a thing. Who knew?

While we’re on the subject of games that have me hyped, though, I am also getting a little anxious for Crackdown 3. Of course I will have to get a Xbox One first, and a I will. I’m normally indifferent to the whole cloud computing issue, (to the extent that it doesn’t affect my personal files and content) but if it is able to deliver on its promise, the idea of an open world game that is 100% destructible would deliver on the promise many games have made and fallen short of before. If you can promise me that I can drop any building I see, and then deliver on that promise, you’ve got me hook, line, and sinker. Yes please. It should appeal to Rhett too. I mean, he wants to watch the world burn, and in Crackdown 3 it sounds like he could just make it happen. At least in a virtual environment anyway. I just hope it won’t require a subscription to Xbox Live to make it happen. I just finally cancelled mine. I only kept it active for Chase, and since he has become a pc only gamer, I saw no value in maintaining it.

Moving on, Rhett, you have no idea how keyed up you got me when you mentioned the TPP. Words cannot express the rage and disgust I have regarding that particular crap pile of a trade agreement. Far be it from me to espouse conspiratorial thinking, the fact that this bill is being kept a secret is cause for great concern. The fact that the Congressmen and women who are to vote on it aren’t even allowed to see it unless they agree to do so in a central location, not take notes, and not discuss what they see publicly tells me this thing is BAD news for America. What the Hell kind of nation have we become when we just lay down and let our lawmakers agree to secret deals that affect us all without so much as a whimper? It disgusts me. It truly does. Some of the first few pages have leaked online, and what is there is absolutely a calamity waiting to happen. Calling it NAFTA on steroids would be the understatement of the century. I could tell you what I’ve read of it, and why I think it’s detrimental to free market capitalism and national sovereignty, but I’ve rambled on long enough. Just suffice it to say, in the words of Mr. Horse, no sir, I don’t think I like it.

You know what I do like, though? Free resources. Why do I say this? Because my town is FINALLY getting a public library, and it’s just down the street from my house! I am super excited about it too! I just hope it will be like yours and have games available to check out. Why…I might become like Jason and almost never buy another game!!! Actually…since I collect, I probably will still buy games, but still…that would be cool.

Actually, I think that’s it for me this week, guys. I’d love to ramble more, but I know you’ve got a show to finish and news to dump, (Lindsay’s favorite, of course) so I’ll end it here. #DoNotPeeOnMyParade #KillTheNewAuntMay #IGottaPoop

Episode 112B

Legendary Battle of the Classic Video Game Characters

We have returned in triumph, or indigestion, I’m not sure which. Anyway, the internet hasn’t imploded yet, but give it time. You will think back to the day the internet crashed and you will tell your grandchildren, “In my day there was an idiot on Youtube called Pewdiepie” and your grandchildren will laugh at you.

We have some great news. Rhett reached out to the developers of Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide and they responded. We will be trying to set something up with them and we’ll do a special episode with Fatshark. In addition, Jason has delved more into the world in Dragonworld. He’s also been watching movie trailers with his children – Peanuts, Minions, Secret Life of Pets, Fantastic Four. Rhett, apart from talking to Fatshark, has been watching X-Files, playing Warhammer, and fixing computers. He was playing Puzzle Fighter and Darkstalkers during the episode. Before we get to the review we also talk about the X-Files spinoffs, Battletoads, and Ralph Bakshi.

In this episode we review the Top 10 Mind-Blowing Video Game Plot Twists Nobody Saw Coming

  1. Hero And Villain Are The Same Guy In Infamous
  2. Samus Is A Woman In Metroid
  3. The Precursors Are Ottsels In Jak 3
  4. You Are The Bad Guy In Braid
  5. The World Of Star Ocean Is A Video Game
  6. Clayface Plays Joker In Arkham City
  7. Playing As A Templar In Assassin’s Creed III
  8. Sidekick Becomes Villain In Portal 2
  9. Darth Revan Reveal In Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic
  10. Would You Kindly? – BioShock

Finally we return to our tournament – Fox McCloud versus Billy and Jimmy Lee. Fox McCloud is the ace starfighter pilot from Star Fox. He has quick reflexes and is combat tested. He carries a futuristic blaster as well. Billy and Jimmy Lee are well trained master martial artists from Double Dragon. They are tough, scrappy, and streetwise. In the next round Sam & Max will face Bomberman for an attempt at the title. Let us know who you think will win.

Let us know what you think about the topics discussed tonight by commenting on our Twitter account or comment here our blog or go to the forum. You can also email us at
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The Distracted Gamers Episode 112B

Episode 112A

In the future mankind will look back, will look back in despair to the time to before the devastation, before the collapse, and they will know that they should have listened to the DG Podcast. That beacon of light in an otherwise dreary and dismal internet. They will know that we tried to warn them, but alas it will be too late.

Sorry no email from Chance this week, so Jason and Rhett have to try to be interesting without him. They do a mediocre job, to be frank. Jason started a new book called Dragonworld, he played Destiny, and a mobile game called Elemental Wings. Rhett makes reference to Star Wars: The Old Republic, complains about the Windows 10 Internet Explorer slowdown/bloatware, mentions the Every JRPG Ever video by College Humor, played Warhammer 40k: Storm of Vengeance, and rants about the X-Files.

In the news this week:

  • Rowdy Roddy Piper passes
  • Time Magazine – Lucky Palmer article
  • 2 men settle video game argument w/real guns
  • Angry Birds 2 – 20 million downloads
  • More N64 games on Xbox than Wii
  • Mario speed runner finds glitch
  • Xbox backward compatibility legitimacy in question
  • Mafia 3 anti-war sentiment and racism
  • 2 Terabyte hard drive for Xbox One & 360
  • Peter Dinklage gets dropped by Bungie from Destiny
  • International DOTA 2 tournament stopped by DDOS
  • Games w/Gold backward compatibility
  • Trick2g banned from Twitch for swatting prank
  • MGS:The Phantom Pain multiplayer delayed
  • Transpacific Trade Agreement
  • Japanese Konami HQ hostile to employees
  • 14 million Windows 10 installs
  • Fallout 3 mod to play as toddler
  • Silent Hill Pachinko/Slot Machine
  • Football Manager
  • WOW down 1.5 million subscribers
  • Halo Wars 2
  • Dark Souls 3
  • Crackdown 3
  • Scalebound
  • Civ 60+ player sim back
  • Pewdiepie freakouts – Five Nights at Freddy’s 4
  • Battleborn splitscreen multiplayer

Let us know what you think about the topics discussed tonight by commenting on our Twitter account, comment here on blog, or go to the forum. You can also email us at
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The Distracted Gamers Podcast Episode 112A

Episode 111B

Legendary Battle of the Classic Video Game Characters

You have now stumbled into that internet twilight zone known as the DG Podcast. Here everything is as it seems. Jason doesn’t have any emotions and Rhett is a curmudgeon. We won’t sugar coat it, but we will pander, just ask.

This week Jason played a Destiny a little and the helped building a cabin on property owned by his family. Rhett has been playing Watch Dogs and Dark Souls 2. He is at the final boss and is ready to finish the game.

This week in honor of Rhett’s interest in the X-Files we review 15 of the creepiest “creatures” on X-Files on the show

  1. The Arctic Worms
  2. Mrs. Paddock
  3. The Doll
  4. Cecil L’Ively
  5. The Silicon-Based Parasite
  6. Agula Mala’s Sea Monsters
  7. Leonard Betts
  8. The Bat Creature
  9. Greg Pincus (Insect Creature)
  10. Leonard
  11. Robert Patrick Modell (Pusher)
  12. The Peacock Family
  13. Donnie Pfaster
  14. Eugene Victor Tooms
  15. The Flukeman

Finally, in the next round of our tournament Mike Haggar and Megaman face off in a fight to the death. Mike Haggar is from the Final Fight games. Mike Haggar is a former professional wrestler who became the mayor of Metro City by literally beating criminals into submission. He’s tough, strong, and swings a mean lead pipe. Megaman is an android created by Dr Light to fight the robotic minions of Dr Wily. He’s equipped with the Mega Buster, a canon attached to his arm, and he was upgraded to fighting android. In the next round Fox McCloud will go up against Billy and Jimmy Lee.

Let us know what you think about the topics discussed tonight by commenting on our Twitter account or comment here our blog or go to the forum. You can also email us at
thedistractedgamers@gmail.com and support us on Patreon.

The Distracted Gamers Episode 111B