“How long has it been since somebody got, uh, run over in a parking garage?”

SO much! There is so much and it is all happening! Thank goodness, thank the stars above that Brandon, Liz, Kyle, Josh and very special guest Orin from the Wrestling On Air podcast are here to cover it all, including Blizzcon, PlayStation at Paris Games Week, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, Super Mario Odyssey, Animal Crossing Pocket Camp and Thor Ragnarok. Plus: a big ol’ pumpkin pail of belated Halloween-ish emails.

“Those are purple, right?”

My goodness, what a couple of weeks. Isn’t THAT becoming a tired phrase this year? Well, Brandon, Liz, Josh and Kyle are still here to tackle the closure of Visceral Games (makers of Dead Space and a highly anticipated Star Wars title that we’ll likely never see), a very exciting Black Panther trailer, a minute on Saw Garrera, and Josh’s FREE seminar on how to save the entire video game industry and make ALL the money. Then, after the break, Liz voices some last-minute hopes and fears for Nintendo’s Animal Crossing mobile game, that gang dissects Neogaf’s big ol’ collapse, and everyone has a really very sincere and concerned discussion about sexual harassment in the entertainment industry, the internet, and everywhere else. (Halloween emails are in but on hold, JKPeers; we had bigger fish to fry this episode.)

“Oh no, a wizard made my head big!”

Boy, it sure is October! How did that happen, eh? Well, you might as well join Brandon, Josh and Kyle as they break down the following: Sonic the Hedgehog comic book news, Marvel’s two big New York Comic Con oopsie-doodles (with one being FAR MORE OOPSIE than the other), a bunch of bullshit about that fucking McDonald’s szechuan sauce thing we’re all already sick of hearing about, a darling little kick-your-ass game you may have heard of called Cuphead (plus one real quick minute of A Hat in Time), and– just because you asked so nicely– a few listener emails.

“It is incredibly stupid. I loved it.”

You kids like lawsuits?? GREAT! Because, somehow, that’s the thread you end up with when Brandon, Josh, Liz and Kyle share recent security adventures, furrow brows at befuddling Sonic Forces sponsorships, marvel at Space Michael’s secret SEGA history, clap for Cuphead, muse over MORE Hiveswap, dissect the latest Amazon-funded version of The Tick, and stare directly into the sun that is Jaden Smith’s American anime passion project, Neo Yokio. Plus: a couple of listener emails!

“Well, his friends had a funny joke idea… and then he did it.”

On this, the week of our Dragon Con (please come to our panel on Saturday!), returning guest Kyle joins Brandon and Josh to discuss clown adoptions, SNES Classic preorders, the dizzying narrative of Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, and what it’s like to marathon all of The Adventure Zone. Then, after the break, the trio settles back in to talk a bit about Joss Whedon’s… stuff… that he’s got goin’ on, then tumble way down a rabbit hole of superhero comics, My Hero Academia, overlong story arcs, the necessity of conspiracies and twists in modern-day episodic narratives, and more. Oh, and Overwatch stuff. And that crazy Half-Life 3 thing Marc Laidlaw did. Plus: a listener email! Just the one. It’s a good’n.

“This is, by far, our loosest episode in recent memory.”

Crack open a Croix Boy and join Brandon, Zack, Liz, Josh and Tom as they bid farewell to June Foray, wish Andrea Romano a happy retirement, and ponder broken people who shake fists at editors with milkshakes. Then, after the break, the gang discusses Dunkirk, unloads on the first trailer for Ready Player One and braces for a live action TV adaptation of One Piece. There’s a bunch of other stuff, too. You know how this goes.

OH, and we answer a BUNCH of listener emails. Zack was so happy, you guys!

 

“We started strong with our wrong.”

Put away your roller skates and turn off the ceiling fans: Brandon, Tom, Josh and first-timer Kyle (of the self-declared overlong emails) are here for three hours of podcasting! Listen intently and respectfully, please, as they go to Momocon for graduation, flail excitedly after the ARMS Global testpunch, curiously prod the Mario + Rabbids crossover game leaks, celebrate Overwatch’s first anniversary, and become as gods with Nier Automata. Plus: listener emails!

“When I was in college…”

Brandon, Liz and Josh waste NO TIME this week (didn’t even fool you for a second there, did we?) and dive right into Guardians of the Galaxy 2 and renew their own excitement for Thor: Ragnarok. Then, after the break, everyone promises not to steal each others’ original characters in Sonic Forces (and Brandon gives an early eulogy for Archie’s presumed-dead Sonic comic series), share a few more Persona 5 thoughts (no spoilers!), and answer a gaggle of listener emails. Is there a backpack fashion show tucked in there somewhere? Only one way to find out!

“Cool. Cool joke.”

April showers bring… a lot of repeat topics from our last episode, apparently. Join Brandon, Liz, Jen, Tom and Josh as they recap this year’s April Fools highlights, talk about some more of Breath of the Wild, talk about some more Mass Effect: Andromeda, and dive into some Twitter topic requests. Then, after the break, the gang prepares for an onslaught of live-action Disney self-adaptations by poking at 2017’s Beauty & the Beast, give Iron Fist an undeserved second chance, and really get into Marvel Comics’ recent, bewildering claim that diversity tanked their sales. Plus: listener emails!

“The ass has been dampened!”

SOO-GAH, JKPeers! It’s been one hell of a week in video game land, so let’s join Brandon, Harrison and Josh as they discuss the surprising durability of trash cans in Horizon: Zero Dawn, the ups and downs of the Nintendo Switch launch, and the joy of climbing in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Oh– and a listener emails section about robust rosters, embarrassing pronunciation discoveries, and… fart fetishes. Sure. Okay.