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PCP Episode 058: Fighting Games

8 Dec

We like fighting games. Well, most of us like fighting games around these parts. Hard to explain what it is, but there’s something about beating the crap out of someone that really does it for us. Whether it’s a mainstay like Street Fighter, a simulator like Virtua Fighter, something weapons-based like Soul Blade/Calibur or more out there like Bloody Roar or Primal Fury, we recount it here.  We discuss some of our favorites, notable characters and the problem with the genre as whole and engage in inappropriate humor as usual. Be sure to tell us your favorite games, characters and attacks too. Oh, and Marcus wants to know why do they call it “stool”? Download


PCP Episode 056: Legend of Zelda

1 Dec

HEY! Listen! As any true gamer knows, we are upon the 25th anniversary of The Legend of Zelda and the release of the latest entry in the franchise: Skyward Sword. It’s been a long road for the elfin hero of Hyrule as we recount the franchise and our experiences with it. We talk how and where we get our starts, some of favorite moments and all of the major releases (and that one Phillips CDi game). Link to the Past, Link’s Awakening, Ocarina of Time, Majora’s Mask, Wind Waker, Twilight Princes and more are on the docket. But we have a question to pose: who’d win in a fight between Link and Raiden from Metal Gear? Just curious.

PCP Episode 053: Video Game Movies

16 Nov

If you can get past the tomfoolery of the beginning of this show, we promise that we do talk about video game movies. It’s a lighthearted subject that we’ve touched on in past (eg 013: Guilty Pleasure Movies) that is set for jokes and great/horrible memories. We talk the best and worst in video game movies (you know the ones we’re talking about), do Matthew McConaughey impressions that go on too long and close out by discussing which games should be turned in films. What are your favorite and most hated video games movies? What games would make good movies (but would ultimately be mishandled by Uwe Boll)?

PCP Episode 052: First-Person Shooters

9 Nov

Call of Duty and Battlefield are poised to go head-to-head with releases just days apart. As we get closer to the holidays (yes, we know it’s only the first full week of November) these games will be joined by a handful of others for grenade-tossing, meleeing,tea-bagging dominance. So, why not talk about first-person shooters as a whole? We keep things general here and talk about some of our favorites, assess the Battlefield-COD war and make (un)related jokes along the way. But, what are some of your favorite shooters that we missed or that downright sucked?

PCP’s Weekly Dose: Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception Review

7 Nov

Game season is upon us and the AAA titles are prepping for the holiday season it seems. Last week, we discussed the lineage and pedigree of Naughty and now we’re back to review their latest offering. Does it love live up to the standards set by Uncharted 2’s multiple GOTY titles? Find out in our review and be sure to tune in on Wednesday for 052: First-Person Shooters.

PCP Episode 051: Naughty Dog

2 Nov

Oobidiga! So help me if one you corrects my spelling. Look, Uncharted 3 is on shelves and in PS3s everywhere right now. Why are you worried about correcting typos? Anyway, we thought we’d take this time to look back on the history of the development studio behind the Uncharted franhise: Naughty Dog. We look back on their humble beginnings, success in the Crash Bandicoot series, the Jak and Daxter franchise and look back on memories of the first two Uncharted games. We anticipate playing the game and what to know what you all have to say about the studio and your favorite memories with their titles.

PCP Episode 050.5: Fun ‘n Games

26 Oct

We wrap up the last hour of our special two-parter with a few laughs from a couple of games. We take in a couple of rounds of Would You Rather (the results are expectedly disturbing) and top things off with What am I Thinking (object: two people have to read each other’s mind by way of saying the same word at the same time). Listen, it makes sense over radio, trust us.

PCP Episode 050: Email

24 Oct

It’s an episode about nothing in particular so consider this our homage to Let’s Do This. We wanted to do something special for our 050th episode but, we decided to just chat things up. Things go all over the place in this first of a two-parter. We discuss Marcus’s job woes, babies that will look like Sasquatch, Thurnis and Mathew tell homeschooling stories, strange punishments and read emails that go everywhere as well. The DC52, our dreams/aspirations and some of the more intense moments in PCP history.

PCP Episode 043: Square Enix

1 Sep

Ok…we’ve talked Kingdom Hearts, Final Fantasy, RPGs and pretty much every even remotely related to the collective consciousness of Square Enix with discussing the company as a whole. Well, we rectify that now by discussing the company behind the aforementioned, Chrono Trigger, The Bouncer, Just Cause, Hitman and Deus Ex.

PCP Episode 038: Final Fantasy

30 Jul

There is nothing final about this episode’s subject matter. We’ve talked RPGs and Kingdom Hearts before but, now we’re talking about the crowning jewel of Square Enix (Squenix) – Final Fantasy. With a lineage lasting longer than the lifespans of many of our listeners, we realized it’d be ridiculous for us to discuss the franchise in its entirety. As such, we’ll be talking about the overhype of VII, a brief into VIII (unfortunately most of the recording has be distorted), love IX and X, skip XI (like everyone else) and get into some heated debate on XII and XIII. Then we give our 2 cents on the future of the franchise. Be sure to tell us your thoughts on Final Fantasy as well. We know you’ve got some thoughts too so, please share.