Archive for December, 2009

If you get me, Christien Murawski, and Kelly Wand talking about as many as 30 movies, we’re going to be holding forth for a while. So you can either listen to the two-hour epic-length podcast in which we range back-and-forth over our overlapping top ten lists and beyond, or you can check the forum and just read the lists. We’re mostly spoiler free, but I do accidentally say some things about the ending of Inglorious Basterds. Oops.

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Meet Jeff Pinard, or jpinard, or that guy with the frop bog. We eventually get around to talking about The Sims 3, but all that stuff is a lot less interesting than the cast of characters in Jeff’s life, which include the precocious matchmaker, the dispatcher with the sexy voice, the woman sheriff, the 65-year-old hardcore World of Warcraft player, the unkillable gaunt aunt straight out of the Dark Ages, and the enormous friendly female burrowed under the mud in his backyard.

Listen to win Forza 3 for the Xbox 360. And congratulations to Equis for scoring a copy of Solium Infernum. Equis! Coming soon to a PBEM game near you!

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Tom Chick, Christien Murawski, and Kelly Wand deduce who’s to blame for Sherlock Holmes turning out the way it did.

If you haven’t seen Sherlock Holmes yet, meet us at the 57:50 mark to talk about movies that make good political points without hitting you over the head. This week’s 3×3 was so good we recorded it twice!

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Meet Shawn, aka forgeforsaken. He wants to talk about — get this! — Chromehounds, a soon-to-be-extinct game in an extinct genre with gameplay conventions that drive away online gamers in droves. Plus it has a stupid name! Why would anyone want to talk about Chromehounds?

Listen to find out and you might win a copy of Solium Infernum, allowing you to enjoy one of the 847 Solium Infernum threads. And congratulations to chemdem for winning a Collector’s Edition of Demigod, which will allow him to enjoy that single Demigod thread that’s scrolled back about three pages or so.

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Tom Chick, Christien Murawski, and Kelly Wand disagree about Avatar. One of them quite liked it, one of them didn’t like it so much, and one of them hated it. Which is why we end up going longer than usual.

If you haven’t seen Avatar yet, skip ahead to this week’s 3×3 right at the 1:09:00 mark. Movies that make smoking cool.

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Meet Jason Lutes, whose comic books make him the most famous person on the forum until Book of Eli comes out. We start off talking about Solium Infernum but veer far and wide in a discussion about emergent narratives that’s not nearly as high falutin’ as it sounds. Sorry for the echoing, but we eventually stamp it out. I blame Mr. Lutes for using a Mac.

This week, listeners can win a Collector’s Edition of Demigod signed by Brad Wardell and Chris Taylor. Well, not so much signed by them as including a Post-It where I wrote their names. It does have a little pewter dude in the box or something. And congratulations to Kid Socrates for winning Assassin’s Creed 2 for the Xbox 360.

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Tom Chick, Christien Murawski, and Kelly Wand talk about A Single Man, which is in limited release to make sure Colin Firth gets his much deserved Best Actor nomination. The topic of the day: Just how gay is this movie? And you’ll never guess which of us rocks an angora sweater.

If you haven’t seen A Single Man yet, skip ahead to this week’s 3×3 right at the one hour mark. Don’t be late for our discussion of the best use of severed limbs, extremities, or heads.

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Meet Cory Cooperman, who posts as Ephraim. He looks back at Dark Age of Camelot and what made it so special that he met five of the required criteria for addiction. We also talk coffee, cats, and how close he is to being a hardcore Farmville player on his Mac.

Listen to this week’s Qt3 Games Podcast for your chance to win Assassin’s Creed 2 for the Xbox 360. And congratulations to extarbags for winning Gyromancer for the Xbox 360.

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Tom Chick, Christien Murawski, and Kelly Wand talk about Wes Anderson’s cartoon of Roald Dahl’s book. Does it work? Is it more Royal Tenenbaums or Life Aquatic? Is there a little Bottle Rocket in there? And what’s the deal with casting famous people like George Clooney and Meryl Streep?

Haven’t seen Fantastic Mr. Fox? Then skip ahead to this week’s 3×3 at the 53:53 mark: movie moments that subvert your expectations. Enjoy Kelly Wand’s proclamation, “I hate this podcast!”.

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Meet Gordon Cameron, who does a great job explaining what the big deal is about those Ultima games. He also comes this close to selling me on Star Trek. You’ll even find out which one of you jerks it was who broke his hand.

Listen to this week’s Qt3 Games Podcast for your chance to win Gyromancer for the Xbox 360, which is actually — no joke — one of the better twists on match-3 clones. And congratulations to merryprankster for winning a copy of Left 4 Dead 2 in last week’s contest.

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