With any chance of a regular recording utterly destroyed by Zack’s equally utterly destroyed foot, Brandon and Tom (beaming transmissions in from the T-Dimension via secret frequency) use amazing future technology to talk to each other without being in the same room. THE FUTURE IS NOW! Join them for a delightful hour and a half as they discuss their unexpected fondness for Telltale’s Poker Night at the Inventory and Disney’s Tangled, the disastrous preview night performance of the doomed Spider-Man broadway musical, and why there are so many gosh darned Kongs.

Show highlights:

0:01:08 – Brandon gets an early start on wishing Tom the best of times during his impending trip to Seattle for the Child’s Play charity auction.

0:07:15 – Zack’s unfortunate foot injury is detailed, as well as our contest to correct his narrative!

0:10:45 – Poker Night at the Inventory is pretty great! And only five bucks! Gee wiz!

0:19:39 – Disney’s Tangled is a surprise delight, defying expectations despite being about a blonde princess who bakes a lot and has a shitload of hair. Also, how about a rundown of the circumstances behind basically every animated movie from the past year or so, how about that?

0:43:50: Hooooly shit, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark is a disaster in almost every possible way, plus a few that don’t even seem possible.

0:55:01: Tom saw Batman: Under the Red Hood, as did Brandon months earlier, but neither of them saw the reportedly well-done Young Justice premiere.

1:01:32 – Brandon hearts Retro because they obviously heart Donkey Kong. (Brandon also hearts Donkey Kong.)

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10 comments on “JKP! Ep.49: Way Off-Course

  1. Andrew Dec 4, 2010

    Let’s see…. I am … Bat and Man ok so Bat-Man Fuck I hate bat-man.


  2. can you post a link to that podcast that you mentioned at the end of the episode dealing with videogames, i need more podcasts to listen to while i paint.



  3. Andrew Dec 4, 2010

    The josh theory is technically proven wrong with kirby. He didnt get his own cooking game after brawl instead he got yarned.


    • Tyler Crowley Dec 6, 2010

      And, of course, we’re all still waiting with bated breath for Nintendo to announce some R.O.B. peripheral for the Wii


    • The Josh/Smash theory obviously does not apply to everyone, and least of all to “major player” characters like Link or Mario. Josh can go into greater detail. I’ll have him elaborate some time, probably around the time of the 3DS and Kid Icarus.

      …Still need to play Epic Yarn.


      • Andrew Dec 6, 2010

        I played Epic Yarn over the thanksgiving break with my younger brother, and was extremely excited(Kirby being possibly my favorite nintendo franchise). I really wish they had kept it not a kirby game. The play style is alright, but it lacks any satisfaction of playing because of something said about the game. You can’t die. It is impossible for Kirby to die. How fucking boring! You literally are playing for points if you want a challenge. Basically your “health” meter is a string at the top and as you progress the stage and gain points you add beads to the string. When you end the stage depending on the number of beads you have ranks you 1-3 stars of completion”?” and whenever you get hit you lose beads. You have traditional kirby style moves like tire is car and parachute is like holding an umbrella while you jump and then you have a weird lasso move and can turn into stone from the air. That’s your entire move set. You might enjoy it for a little while the most fun feature seemed to be discovering the hidden secrets throughout the game but all the secrets end up being is furniture or decoration that you get to place in your home room, and I just can’t find stuff like that interesting. If you aren’t a die hard Kirby fan you might enjoy it, but if you are expecting a kirby game the level of superstar look elsewhere.


  4. Shawn Dec 5, 2010

    I don’t know, can Brandon be trusted?
    Of course he can.

    Spawning from the end conversation of this latest podcast, what would be the one thing to do while in Seattle? If it is at all possible, definitely check out NOA headquarters, something I’ve always wanted to do.

    Also, I was wondering
    I was just wondering,
    have any of you guys heard about Amnesia: The Dark Descent? Just wondering what you guises(es?) opinion of it was.

    Keep on producing such a great podcast, you guys are great for some laughs, as well as the most useful information around.
    In fact, this is the only podcast that I keep up with regularly and I find it quite an enjoyable listen.


    • Have indeed heard of Amnesia and, while I will probably never play it for myself, I do enjoy the aesthetic and the strategically terrifying atmosphere. I like a good built-up scare as much as the next guy, and it looks like they hit the nail on the head with the gameplay there. I’ve certainly watched enough videos of people getting too spooked to keep playing to know that they succeeded.

      (I would totally be one of those people.)

      Thanks for listening, so glad you enjoy whatever it is that we’re doing here!


    • Andrew Dec 6, 2010

      I trust Brandon. He hasn’t steered me wrong yet.


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