I know what you’re thinking. This is the Blue Yonder crew. I’m NOT listening to any damn thing that is tagged “watersports!” I know! I know. But listen, it’s not about what you’re thinking. Mostly not. Maybe a little? But it’s totally in a video game context, so I’m sure you can deal. If not, I have several really excellent therapists I can refer you to.
Whoa, whoa! Check out the big brains on Jim and A.Ron! We do the damn thing on technological singularities, the e-novella Metamorphosis of Prime Intellect, discuss the Little Big Planet 2 demo, touch ever so lightly on minecraft, declare total victory over Unwarranted Self Importants, and do some listener feedback. There’s some hot pillow biting action too. Something for everyone! Oh, and Amish Friendship Bread is a real thing. And terrifying.
You know, sometimes your hosts feel like they really banged out a terrific episode… and then other times the best we can say is that the data we uploaded to the old bald computer conforms to the MPEG-2 Audio Layer 3 format. Which kind of episode is this? Well, let’s just say that there exists an optimum amount of alcohol involved in podcasting, and the right ratio is hard to quantify at times. Our old buddy Jim might have crossed the line in this one, but I try my best to keep things professional. Even when he got a bit fresh and grabby at that one point. Hand me that doll, so I can show you where he touched me. I assure you, they were all bad places, very bad indeed.
A.Ron and Jim break down bathroom etiquette, brag a bit about Jim’s new system, “Behemoth”, and catch up the listeners on the state of the Badass, with mini reviews of Faster, and looking ahead to True Grit, the Mechanic, and Nick Cage’s latest hilarious attempt to climb Mount Badass.
Our old enemy, Personal Arrogants, fired several shots in the night. In addition to their frontal attacks, they are recruiting desperate men, terrorists really, to launch cowardly attacks from the shadows of twitter. Particularly barbaric attacks using crude gif imagery. We expected no better from them. Their words are the words of fearful children, unwilling…
The guys get formal and get geeky in this week’s episode. Up front is a lengthy discussion of gaming mice, as Jim breaks down every aspect of the oft-overlooked HID-Compliant device. Breaks it down into its constituent atoms. Breaks it down so it’ll never get back up.
Were games really harder back in the NES days? What makes a game hard? The evolution of the joystick to gamepad has enabled ever more complex gameplay. Is that a good thing? Your hosts explore these questions and more! Select your difficulty mode (Hurt Me Plenty, Ultraviolence, or NIGHTMARE) and join Jim, Peter, and A.Ron as they find all secret areas, unlock all achievements, and make this cast their bitch.
This week on Blue Yonder, the guys lounge on the deck of the BaldMove.com studios as they sip a fine, aged scotch, puff cigars and test the limits of shoddy audio quality podcasting. Ah yes, and they also speak of Crossovers. Movies to book, games to movies, books to morse code, and movies to sandwhiches, it’s all up for discussion. Also making a return this week is Would You Rather?
EA recently announced their intention to charge $10 for online functionality with used copies of their sports games. The guys give their opinions on this development and talk about where the future of gaming seems to be headed.
Whether it’s RTS, fantasy or anime, every geek is immune to the charms of some band of the geek spectrum. Jim, Peter and A. Ron confront their biases and try to figure out why they exist in episode 12 of Blue Yonder.