“Is 35 the age where you reach your curious stage? And just have to start putting things in your mouth?”

This week’s show starts out somber as Liz and Brandon take some time to eulogize the late C. Martin Croker and reminisce over Careers of Turner Past… and, y’know, delve into a bit Great British Bake-Off and analyze a few Nanny Pixie Dream Girls. Then, after a quick break, Josh and Tom arrive to discuss Mario’s incredibly sudden debut on iPhone and the long-awaited unveiling of the PlayStation 4 Pro. PLUS: listener emails from some recent pic-a-nic associates!

“You will die of stardom.”

This week, Brandon, Tom and Liz launch right into a discussion about Stranger Things (spoilers for the first two episodes only!) and get hyped for the potential weeaboo appeal of Japan’s 2020 Olympic Games. Then, after the break, Josh joins us as we grimace at the new Batman ’66 straight-to-DVD movie, laugh at Metal Gear Survive, and tackle the big ol’ zeitgeist clusterfuck surrounding No Man’s Sky (and, of course, answer some listener emails).

“I’m fourteen! And an idiot.”

This week, Brandon, Heidi, Jenny and Tom soar up, up, and up some more for last minute, pre-launch No Man’s Sky chatter and an update on Final Fantasy XIV’s latest Heavensward shenanigans. Then, after the break, buckle up for a big ol’ SPOILER-HEAVY review of Suicide Squad– including a lengthy analysis of Jokers and Harley Quinns through the ages! You’re into that, right? Right. Great.

“Lemme tell you about a little guy named Ray Parker. WAIT… Junior.”

Comic-Con’s a wrap! Let’s make that official with Brandon, Liz, Josh, Tom and Harrison as they give spoiler-free thoughts on Star Trek Beyond and touch upon Wonder Woman, Justice League, Doctor Who, Doctor Strange, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and, yes, Sonic Mania. Then, after the break, our heroes dive into the zeitgeist (get it?) surrounding Ghostbusters, get excited about death machines in Battlebots, and analyze medicine-sniping grandmas in Overwatch.

Oh– and we play another round of catch-up with listener emails!

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“Don’t do it, stupid!”

Are you kids ready to talk about Pokémon GO?? Great! So let’s talk about soda and fast food instead with Brandon, Josh, Tom and Liz! Then, after the break, you can enjoy further conversations about the Legend of Korra team’s new take on Voltron, a creepy indie game masterpiece named Inside, the best place to find old game shows with wide ties, and the fully-Kickstarted Cannon Busters animation project.

Oh, hey– and we finally catch up on over a month’s worth of listener emails!

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“I dare you to kill me, God!”

JKPeer Tyler returns to the show this week to celebrate the Electronic Entertainment Expo with Brandon, Josh, Tom and Liz– but first he must sit through a bit of chatter regarding Warcraft, Angry Birds, X-Men and Independence Day: Resurgence. Then, after a quick $$$ ADVERTISEMENT $$$, the gang finally explores every week-old nook and cranny of E3. All the major streams and press conferences get their due in a whoppin’ 120-some-odd minutes of tempered expectations and good-natured ribbing.

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“He gave you, like, the BEST thank you!”

Guess which lion-faced heartthrob is back from Japan! Brandon and Eric are joined by a second, auxiliary Eric– longtime listener Eric Jarman of Jarman Props— to bask in wide-eyed wonderment as Tom recounts his many adventures in Tokyo. Cat cafes! Surprise weddings! Gashapon! Panty vending machines! Regrets. Tom experienced all of this and much, much more.

Plus: we unleash a hefty amount of love for the officially released, final version of Overwatch and make a brief request to comic readers regarding Captain America.

Oh– and a listener email!

“I understand we’re all shitting for the fun of shitting…”

Bill Doran of Punished Props (and our last few Dragon*Con panels) joins Brandon, Josh, Eric, Tom, Jen and his friendly rival Harrison for a rowdy group discussion about this year’s PAX East and SwarmCon highlights. Then, after the break, the gang dives into the end of Homestuck, Nintendo’s E3/Zelda/NX bombshell, and Alex St. John’s embarrassing baby tantrum aimed at “wage slaves” and “mouse pushers”.

Plus: a couple of listener emails!

“Please don’t confuse me with jerking off.”

Hope you guys like trailers, ’cause Brandon, Liz, Harrison and Tom are here to talk about a bunch of movies that aren’t even close to coming out yet. The Emoji Movie! Sausage Party! S.C.O.O.B.! Rogue One! Doctor Strange! Fantastic Beasts! A rather whitewashed Ghost in the Shell! Et cetera! Then, after the break, the gang talks about the Ratchet & Clank movie/game, Star Fox Zero, Miitomo and more. Plus: a return to listener emails!

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“…and it’s almost as good as real buttons.”

What an eventful two weeks! My goodness! Best to get right to the jibber-jabber with Brandon, Josh and Tom as they tackle fake NX controllers, rumored PS4 upgrades, and a whole buttload of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (with plentiful spoilers, you betcha’). No listener emails this week, but hey– you can always pretend we got an email that specifically asked Brandon and Josh to talk FAR TOO MUCH about Batman and Superman!

P.S. – If you’re confused by this week’s intermission and closer music… good!