“My ass hurts, but I win!”
One hundred and fifty big ones! In this week’s extra-special episode, Josh assumes control for a series of one-on-one interviews with Eric, Harrison, Tom and Brandon to finally, properly peel back some deeper layers behind the voices you’ve been listening to for over 348 hours’ worth of podcasts. Childhoods! Families! Influences and embarrassments! Then, after the break, the gang returns to normal for a final hour of discussion about the current state of podcasts, web shows, and fan-driven online endeavors. Then, to close out the show, Brandon makes an important announcement about the future of JKP.
Please enjoy, and thanks for listening!
Just a heads-up:
As this is Heidi’s birthday (Happy Birthday, Heidi!), this week’s special 150th podcast will be one day late, uploading tomorrow (Wednesday) evening.
Sorry for the late notice, everyone!
“Y’all are computer people, aren’tcha?”
Tom’s back from vacation! Brandon and Josh welcome him and his charming new dolphin friends to the show with a few beach-themed adventure stories before eventually shifting into positive impressions of Guacamelee and Fire Emblem: Awakening. Then, after the break, the cool ghost of Tom recommends some board games and this week’s listener emails inspire the crew to reflect on trademarked firearms, advise on geek-love, place bets on Sonic vs. Mega Man and defend ska music against imaginary critics.
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I know! I know, I know. I know.
With just the two of them left manning the mics this week, Josh eagerly seizes another opportunity to talk about Homestuck with Brandon before they eventually shift into discussions about legendary creators, the adorably dated work of Stan Lee, reviving fan favorite shows through Kickstarter, and when it’s okay to let go of a canceled cartoon. Plus, listener emails!
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“If I can get to them? Peanut. If not, plain.”
This week finds Brandon, Harrison, Eric and Josh dishing on the latest, greatest spoilers from Game of Thrones and the viability of combating piracy through quality. Then, after a quick break, the gang dives into another round of Pre-E3 headlines that include Microsoft’s long-awaited next-gen console announcement-announcement and Nintendo’s official withdrawal from the annual press conference parade. Last but not least, Josh finally (and legally) discusses the nitty-gritty details of the Marvel Heroes beta and we answer some listener emails– including a JKP! video game pitch, some “Would You Rather’s” and another noir-themed JKP! fanfic.
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Hey, guys. It’s Brandon. And I guess this is officially my rant/reaction column. Hi. Hello.
The reactions to this are all over the board, but the most interesting perspective is the one coming from some of the more significant game journalists and publications– namely that Nintendo is dropping the ball in a major, major way. Sessler’s chimed in, Game Informer agrees, and many others are now voicing their displeasure and concern over this sudden change of plans.
I usually reserve my opinions for the podcast itself (and I’m sure we’ll touch upon it in next week’s show), but this is one unexpected headline that I feel warrants a more immediate response. Because rare is the case that I feel like I have something to say to Adam Sessler.
“I don’t like any of the Fetts, erotic or otherwise.”
This week finds Eric the Urban Viking venturing well south of the Mason-Dixon line to join the official JKP roster in Atlanta! Brandon, Josh and Tom celebrate the show’s newest, semi-permanent addition by discussing last week’s 3DS-centric Nintendo Direct (and a surprise Link to the Past sequel!), share some hands-on impressions after a few hours with Eric’s very own Wii U, nod with restrained optimism towards the latest Man of Steel trailer, and veer off on the usual number of tangents. Plus, as always, listener emails.
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“I may not be comfortable, but at least I’m not shitting my pants.”
Join Brandon and Tom as they welcome Harrison back from the Convention circuit, then quickly dive into a second, more established analysis of Penny Arcade’s Strip Search, respond to Aaron Diaz’s conceptual twist on Legend of Zelda, and address some specific topics requested by JKP Facebook followers. Then, after the break, the trio answers a few listener emails, including some Summer movie hype, Nintendo’s “next-gen” prospects, and a very, very, very special unveiling of a belated April Fool’s Day gift for Harrison!
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“You’ve got your own wheelhouse??”
This week: Brandon, Tom, Josh and Zack catch up on some comic news before swiftly moving on to Microsoft’s recent Twitter disaster, the closing of Lucasarts, and a recently published article that coaches corporate managers on the best ways to manipulate their cancerous “creatives.” Then, after the break, Tom gives us a quick review of G.I. Joe: Retaliation and the gang answers some listener emails, ruining both fruit and muffins for everyone in the process.
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