Nintendo droppin’ bombs and they ain’t care! With the confirmed rumor of a new console announcement impending at this year’s E3, Brandon, Josh, and Tom are now tasked with speculating on the nittiest, grittiest details. Plus, Portal 2‘s potato-fueled ARG is wrinkling some brows amongst the JKP crew. AND, after the intermission, Zack makes his glorious return to the show to regale us with comic book discussions and join in on some listener emails!
Note: Tom’s mic gave out immediately after the intermission, but the discussions that follow are made much funnier as a result. Enjoy!
0:00:37 – Some quick thoughts on Batman: Live!
0:03:39 – Valve’s Portal 2 related “Potato Sack” ARG fell short of a sensation, but was/is it without merit?
0:19:48 – Spoiler warning: this part is a discussion about spoilers.
1:14:41 – Intermission! featuring Guitar vs. Chip by show-favorite artist FantomenK
1:16:27 – Zack is back!
1:17:52 – Zack has also made some recent comic purchases for stunningly low prices, a few of which he’s turning around and offering to the currency-burdened public! (Check out his eBay auction for Amazing Spider-Man #300 signed by Todd Macfarlane!)
1:28:48 – Marvel’s big summer event is “Fear Itself” and it sounds cool!
1:50:08 – DC’s big summer event is “Flashpoint” and it sounds not-as-cool! By a wide margin!
2:00:00 – Listener emails! Nik is up first, with a cryptic message for Tom and an inquiry about the future of consoles for Nintendo and beyond.
2:07:37 – Frequent guest and master propsmith Harrison writes in with some cruel words for us after last week’s Kinect discussion…
2:12:42 – As Tom takes off, Jeff writes in to reprimand us for the treatment of fellow emailer Jimmy during our March 26th episode (Brandon says 24th, oops). The situation is analyzed in full detail. Perhaps too much detail?
2:19:34 – Billy asks about how games bring people together and asks us to make Mega Man funnier! Oh my god, Billy, your wish is our command.
Extra Note: Alex, your email was read but a technical glitch in the recording means we’ll have to wait until next week’s episode to reply to it! Our apologies– stay tuned!