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DGN 11 – 6 Reasons to be Addicted to Iron Fist

6 Reasons to be Addicted to Iron Fist. Netflix has been incredibly successful recently with their Marvel television series. We loved the Daredevil series. Jessica Jones was pretty bad, but Luke Cage was another winner. Now, we are getting teasers from Netflix for their new series Iron Fist and it is looking awesome.

6 Reasons to be Addicted to Iron Fist

There’s a ton of news this week. Video games may be taking a bit of a break, but the news still keeps on rolling.

DGN 10 – Guns Don’t Kill People Double Dragon Kills People

Guns Don’t Kill People Double Dragon Kills People. We are here today to perform our civic duty. We are here to warn you of the dangers of Double Dragon. I know you think that we are exaggerating, but this isn’t just one dragon we are talking about it’s two. Now, you may think you can handle two dragons, but maybe start slow with one dragon and work up to two.

Guns Don’t Kill People Double Dragon Kills People

Without further ado the news for this week:

And the video games as well:

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
thedistractedgamers@gmail.com and support us on Patreon.

The Distracted Gamers News #10 – Guns Don’t Kill People Double Dragon Kills People

DGN 9 – Our Righteous Nerd-Rage

Our Righteous Nerd-Rage is going to be unleashed upon an unsuspecting world. If the world suspected it it would never get off the ground. Nerd-Rage is mostly impotent whining so what else can you expect?

Our Righteous Nerd-Rage

Bet you can’t wait to find out about the news this week. Well here you go:

And the video games that go with the new.

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
thedistractedgamers@gmail.com and support us on Patreon.

The Distracted Gamers News #9 – Our Righteous Nerd-Rage

Episode 188 – Why the Order 1886 is Destroying America

Why the Order 1886 is Destroying America. That shadowy secret society that is dedicated to protecting mankind from the werewolf menace is destroying America. What would America be without werewolves and vampires? We would still be living under the rule of a foreign government. If it wasn’t for the shadow dwellers coming here to find a place where they wouldn’t be killed just for feeding off the living we wouldn’t be here.

Why the Order 1886 is Destroying America

Again, no word from Chance or anyone else for that matter. We have here another opportunity for someone to take Chance down. They could definitely become the new reigning king of email, but again no one has stepped up.

The hosts of the DG Podcast want me to warn you that what they recorded may represent the entire overthrow of the free world. There is a possibility that in there incoherent ramblings are the dangerous seeds of a cultural revolution that could sweep the globe in a firestorm both figurative and literal. Words have power to build and to destroy. Most-likely you will be fine, but you have been warned.

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 Ep. 188 – Why the Order 1886 is Destroying America

Episode 187 – Ban Robot Immigrants

Ban Robot Immigrants. You know that we are just going to have more and more problems with those darn robot immigrants. We should just ban them as a kneejerk reaction to the growing trend of artificials coming into our country.

Ban Robot Immigrants

No email from Chance this week. Evidently, no one wants to take over as king of the email. We are waiting for change to be dethroned, but so far no one has toppled his empire.

Wait till you hear what the hosts of the DG Podcast have been up to! You won’t believe your ears, your eyes, or any of your other 12 senses. That is how describable their lives actually are. Just take it slowly and if you need to pause you had better do so, or your head might just explode.

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 Ep. 187 – Ban Robot Immigrants

Episode 186 – 7 Secrets About Gamers

7 Secrets About Gamers. As you all know gamers have secrets. It is part of the allure, the attraction that surrounds gamers. Whenever there is a gamer there are secrets. Some of these secrets are so deep and dark we don’t even know about them ourselve which only adds to the mystique.

7 Secrets About Gamers

Chance once again graced us with his presence, not in the physical sense, in the email sense. Like he’d come all the way out here just to appear on our podcast when he can cast his voice through the internet in the form of quasi spam. So, for your pleasure here is the full text of his email.

Now, as we say on the show, moving on. Jason regaled us with tales of his exploits. Though exploits may be a bit of a stretch. Let’s just say at least he’s not dead. I mean, with his crazy life of reading and eating and sleeping it’s amazing that he doesn’t just drop from the sheer excitement.

Rhett is still Rhett. If he wasn’t the world would become an altogether too frightening place full of love, rainbows, and unicorns. It is a good thing that Rhett is there to keep that from happening. Can you imagine all those unicorns everywhere…it gives me the heebie-jeebies.

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 Ep. 186 – 7 Secrets About Gamers

DGN Ep. 8 – Rise and Shine Will Make Your Year

Rise and Shine Will Make Your Year. We are just barely into the year and Rise and Shine will make your year. Nothing that comes after will make the year any better. Period. End of discussion. Unless it does make the year better then then internet is false and the world is coming to an end. I know that I say DGN episode 9 in the audio, but it is really 8.

Rise and Shine Will Make Your Year

We have quite a lot of news for you hopefully you will find something entertaining or at least interesting in the following:

Unlike last week, there are some new games coming out this week that looked entertaining. Enjoy:

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 News Ep. 8 – Rise and Shine Will Make Your Year

DGN Ep. 7 – We Predict the Best of 2017

We Predict the Best of 2017. That’s right you heard it here first – the best of 2017. What should you be excited for and what should you avoid? We’ll tell you. Then when you look back at 2017 you’ll realize what real genius is.

We Predict the Best of 2017

Now that the preliminaries are out of the way we can cut to the main stories of the podcast:

There aren’t very many games coming out at this time so we talk about a few games that are coming and people are excited about them. So the games are:

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The Distracted Gamers News Ep. 7 – We Predict the Best of 2017

Episode 185 – Why Geeks Rule the World

Why Geeks Rule the World. That’s right. We rule the world. How did that happen? Well it all started with the Information Age. Now, that information and technology are so pivotal for our society those who can control that information and utilize the technology are in charge.

Why Geeks Rule the World

Chance did send us an email again this week. Evidently, it was his birthday and he was busy doing birthday things instead of doing what he should have been doing, supporting this podcast. Without any further complaining here’s his email.

Jason brings up reality. It intrudes on our comfy illusions. Why does it always have to ruin things. Also, there’s stuff about Girl Meets World.

Rhett talks about Assassination Classroom and Battlefront, which isn’t as good as Battlefield 1. He also brings up Cowboy Bebop.

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 Ep. 185 – Why Geeks Rule the World

The Mail of E

What is up, my two favorite unprofessionals? Sorry about the no email thing last week. I did have other things going on what with my birthday and all. That and I forgot completely. Well, it’s been a interesting couple of weeks in gaming both as an industry and for me personally. My lovely wife punched my ticket into Club Xbone, as you no doubt know by now. Rhett and I enjoyed some Halo 5 co-op last night and it was more fun than I expected. Normally I prefer gaming to be a solo experience, but I really enjoyed myself and am looking forward to playing with both of you in the near future.

Of course the big news was the Switch Conference. Now, I know back in October I said I was excited for this console, but after seeing the conference and having more details about it, I’m really not on board with it very much at all. Yes, it is cool that you can have the same gaming experience at home and on the road, but I think in 2017, a portable screen that displays in 720p is just inexcusable. Yes, it goes 1080p when docked, but come on…most phones and tablets have 1080p resolution or higher, so there is no reason for Nintendo to have skimped out on this like they did. Whereas Sony and Microsoft offer very similar experiences, Nintendo consoles sell for one reason only – to play Nintendo’s first party titles. The Wii U died an ignoble death because not only did it lack third party support, but their first party titles trickled out at such a ridiculously slow pace that it removed most of the reason anyone would want to own one. My concern is that this trend will continue despite Breath of the Wild being a launch title. Nintendo does not learn well from its errors, as only one of its last 3 consoles were a commercial success. The Switch is underpowered and smacks of the gimmickery for which the big N has become synonymous. Because I do not trust Nintendo at this point, I will sit back a couple of years and observe how they proceed with this new console. They are going to have to prove to me the Switch is worth owning, and the way to do that is with games, games, games. Another gripe I have with it is Nintendo is stuck in this “graphics don’t matter” mentality. I call garbage on that. No, pretty is not everything, but when your competitors routinely offer nicer looking experiences at a higher resolution, you might want to consider revising that position. I’ve heard the argument that increasing specs to match the competition would result in increased prices. Again I call horsecrap. If Microsoft and Sony can put the horsepower in for $300 and still make a profit, so can Nintendo. Now that I have thoroughly defecated all over it, I will say the device offers some cool features, and I love that they have abandoned the proprietary chargers in favor of USB C. I also am digging the return to cartridge based games. By removing moving parts, I think it will help the new machine hold up well over the long run. Maybe.

So as I said, Rhett and I played some Halo last night. I want to check out Battleborn with you guys soon. I still have no idea what the game is even about, but it should be fun to blow stuff up with y’all. I have a pair of 2 week Gold passes and another month free beyond that, so I can do so without ponying up any extra cash for the service for a little while. Now that I can do an apples to apples comparison of the Xbone and PS4, I will say I enjoy the Xbox’s controller a lot more. It feels more substantial, and I like the textured grip on it. I do not understand, however, why they have no internal battery that can be charged. That is a minor gripe, however. Also, as I mentioned to the angry one last night, I have what are called intentional tremors in my hands that sometimes mess with my gaming, and the offset sticks of the Xbone controller eliminate them. I HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE the Xbone’s interface. It is so counterintuitive, but I did hear they are working on a newer version that will be dropped on the public soon. All in all, though, I really cannot say that I prefer one console over the other. They both offer some fantastic games, and are on pretty equal footing in most regards. Speaking of, I’m gonna cut this short for now and go play a little before heading off to bed for the night. Have a great show, guys!

Oh…and one more thing…the podcast updates on the DGP site seem a little backlogged, and I could not help but notice that the audio version of the show has gone AWOL again. 😛 Fix it!