Archive for February, 2010

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Marley Malloy is simultaneously supercool (wait till you hear about her Master’s thesis and how she has literally licked dead people) and an uber-dork (I’m still trying to wrap my head around that stuff about Q from Star Trek). She’s also got way more hours than me logged in Oblivion, which we discuss this week. I should warn you that I don’t recommend booting up Oblivion to “take a quick look at it again”. That’s simply not how it works.

Also, stick around for the end, at which point she reveals a dark shameful secret about someone else on the forum. And congratulations to StGabe for winning Bioshock 2 in last week’s drawing.

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We don’t agree on Shutter Island. One of us wants to punch someone. The other two of us embrace the mystery. If you haven’t seen Shutter Island, I’d normally recommend fast forwarding to the 52 minute mark for this week’s 3×3: best depictions of parenting. However, I can’t really do that this week since Shutter Island spoilers got sprinkled into the conversation.

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Morgan Gee, also known as John E Motion, is from Victoria and lives in Prague. How unfair is that to those of us who live in or come from ugly places? Listen to this week’s podcast as he explains that you don’t have to be into wargames or real time strategy games to get into Close Combat.

This week’s random question is, uh, kind of weird, so I’m raising the stakes. If you win, you get my extra copy of Bioshock 2 for the Xbox 360. Which you probably already have (you do have Bioshock 2, don’t you?), but every one of us knows someone who should have Bioshock 2 and doesn’t.

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Ah, finally a good movie. Wait, scratch that. A great movie. We all loved Fish Tank and hope we can find at least a few more movies in 2010 even half this good. What a revelation. If you haven’t seen it, well, you’re missing out. See if you can do something about that.

Until then, you can fast forward to the 54-minute mark for this week’s 3×3. We discuss the stupidest computers, robot brains, or cybernetic organisms.

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Rorschach is here to tell us his real name is Paul Tobia and that he is not really a superhero from Watchmen. He is also here to tell us that not all Banjo Kazooie games are for babies. He also reveals the desperate lengths to which he has gone in Nuts & Bolts. Suffice to say Klungo is involved.

As if that wasn’t enough to get you to listen, how about the chance to win a free game on the platform of your choice? And congratulations Lenkenobi for winning a free crappy game.

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R. Corey Elzey — you know him as Cubit — talks about Fallout 3 and why we love our apocalypses. We can’t help but also get in some Mass Effect 2 and Star Trek Online talk (by the way, I hope this isn’t a spoiler, but Cubit totally caved and picked up Star Trek Online).

Also, listen to win a free game on the platform of your choice. And congratulations to Morkilus for winning a crappy game yet to be determined.

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Tom Chick, Christien Murawski, and Kelly Wand on the 2009 Academy Award nominees. Who was nominated, who wasn’t nominated, and who would we each pick for the categories? What’s the difference between sound mixing and sound editing? Why was Avatar robbed of its nomination for best animated film? How much longer before we have to say “Academy Award winner” every time we say “Sandra Bullock”?

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