Tom has returned from PAX East with glorious tales of games, games, and more games! Zack sits this one out while while Brandon and Josh extract the precious memories from Tom’s brain. We also clue him in on some stuff he missed while he was gone, and– to top it off– we finally answer some emails! At last, VALIDATION!

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While Tom spends his night preparing for his trip to PAX East, Brandon, Josh, and Zack spend their night talking into microphones about old Star Wars games, Marvel’s latest Hulk shenanigans, and the announcement of Nintendo’s new handheld. Also: why cats are pretty much dicks.

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After two months of stumbling in the dark, our quartet has finally figured out how to get through an entire podcast with zero technical difficulties. This landmark occasion spotlights discussions on how to fix an awful Brendan Fraser movie, oily Turks, and the thirteenth Final Fantasy. Also, it ends with Transformers. You kids like Transformers?

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Zack is back, and just in time to be utterly baffled by Brandon, Josh, and Tom as they try to explain Valve’s latest shenanigans. Other discussions veer off towards topics such as failed game marketing strategies, comic nerd throw-downs, and the inexplicably disturbing sexual aspirations of the Japanese. Also, the file size is now drastically smaller. Neat!

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While Zack is away, Brandon, Josh, and Tom find the strength to carry on with discussions about tonally neutered cartoon characters, good shows precariously held by incapable hands, and earning gamer points for writing letters to grandma. Don’t worry… it’s still too long.

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A much more successful recording session makes for one of our most laid-back, conversational podcasts yet. Join our heroes as they laugh their way through a barrage of forthcoming game sequels, share some fabulous stories from the world of retail, and squeal like girls over the latest superhero happenings.

This week, the podcast has a spectacular failure in which our equipment destroys an entire half hour’s worth of conversation. To counteract our greatest technical complication thus far, we compliment our series of complaints about comics and video games with some of the most celebrated masterpieces in classical music… except for the intermission. That’s all cloggin’, baby.

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Just after the season premiere of Lost and on the eve of a major announcement for Brandon’s favorite franchise, the gang of four gets together to have an earnest discussion-turned-debate about hit-and-miss game design philosophies… nested amongst the now-typical flailing and yelling. It’s a good’n.

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A surprise, silent guest joins the party as Brandon hearts Weird Al, Tom shares the details of the iPad’s lackluster stillbirth, Zack brings another bizarre Japan creation to the table, and Josh blows his Mass Effect 2 wad all over everybody… Yeah. It’s that kind of show.

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