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Ep. 93 – Why are good story driven FPS games so rare?

Far Cry 5 brings up the question: Why is it so hard to make a compelling story driven first person shooter? Fred and Ian try to convince Chris that all-human-centaurs, or “humanataurs” are the best mythological creature.  And other nonsense. if you’d like to support the show.  Apple folks: Rate us on iTunes!



Dark Knights Metal – Flavor of the Week

Shout out to Keith for lending us his collection!

This episode’s Flavor of the Week is Dark Nights Metal, a six issue mini series event By Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo, Jonathan Glapion & Fco Plascencia

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Ep. 90 – Live from Verde Valley Comic Expo 3

Recorded live at Verde Valley Comic Expo 3.  This episode is a series of interviews with artists and authors at the event. Some silly, some gross, some informative, all nerdy. Please check out their links (in order of appearance)

Michael R. Martin co-creator of Blood and Dust, a graphic novel about the first american vampire family. Putting the teeth back into the Vampire Mythos.

Artist Dez Demise @dezdemise on instagram,

Artist Shelby Robertson

Artist Jan Marc “The Janimal” Quisumbing, The organizer of the Verde Valley Comic Expo., @janimaldraws on instagram, and @janimaltweets on Twitter

Artist Ryan McMurry Creator of ZombieBC, and Dinovember, and on instagram

Mark Gardner. US Navy veteran, SciFi author, and cool dude., and  @article_94 on Twitter

Verde Valley Comic Expo 3

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The Dark Crystal Creation Myths – Alex the Human’s Flavor of the Week

This weeks flavor of the week is The Dark Crystal Creation Myths, a graphic novel prequel to the Dark Crystal movie by Brian Froud, Brian Holguin, Alex Sheikman & Lizzy John Published by Archaia/ BOOM! Studios

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Ep. 89 – Video Games Live and St. Paddy’s hangovers

We recap the experience of seeing the “Video Games Live” music event. Fred is super hungover following St Patrick’s day, but we muster through and get some traction. We discuss being the generation between Gen X and the Millenials, we grew up in an analog world and grew alongside the digital world.


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Ep. 88 – SJWs vs Star Wars, and the hidden meaning of Beethoven’s music

We get real silly for episode 88… Topics include: Monster Hunter World, SJW’s and snowflakes are in a tizzy about the new live action Star Wars series from Jon Favreau, and the true meaning of classical music. Professor Mariano begs the question; “Was BEEthoven into scat?”



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