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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 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’s Weekly Dose: In Time Review

1 Nov

Happy November and we hope you all had a spooktacular Halloween. Now that all of the shenanigans are out of the way, PCP can get back to business. We’ve returned to review the sci-fi action flick starring Justin Timberlake and Amanda Seyfried. Josiah, Marcus and Shegaw go fairly in-depth here to make up for the brevity of our Halloween bonus episode but, it’s pretty spoiler-free. Be sure to return for Episode 051: Naughty Dog tomorrow as we anticipate Uncharted 3.

PCP’s Weekly Dose: Halloween

31 Oct

With mischief night having passed and the holiday upon us, we thought we’d give a minute to talk about Halloween. We discuss our previous antics, the best and worst in candy and some of our favorite shows/movies to watch. Bad nylon, plastics masks, tootsie rolls, Hocus Pocus, Courage the Cowardly Dog are all in this candy bag. This is a bit on the fun size but, we have a full review sitting in the oven for everybody tomorrow.

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’s Weekly Dose: Prequels and Remakes

17 Oct

With The Thing and Footloose hitting theaters, the crew felt it was as timely as any other time to remake a past episode(this has nothing to do with the fact that a few of us could not make it to the recording). We have the trademark tangents and jokes to keep this one lively for you guys. We talk some of the best and worst prequels and remakes and draw the line on what makes a reboot and new interpretations (be they based on books or anything else.

PCP Episode 049: Yu-Gi-Oh!

12 Oct

Someone needs to stop the nostalgia train that has been running along with PCP these past few weeks because it is out of control. We’re actually, finally talking about Yu-Gi-Oh! and it is a good one. We all at the Pop Culture Podcastle or Brownstone (whatever we call that basement now) had a love for fighting with cards at one point and we are here to skewer it. The melodrama, the kidnappings, the sheer ridiculousness…it’s all on the table for us to lampoon. If you watched the show, share some hearty laughs with us (we guarantee that we won’t break your souls).

PCP’s Weekly Dose: Real Steel Review

10 Oct

After a week off, the Weekly Dose back and in full effect. Well, it’s back anyway. The roster is back to 5 again at least but, only 3 of us got to go out and see our review for the week: Real Steel. Yep, the Rock ‘Em, Sock ‘Em lawsuit waiting to happen is on the cutting board for us. Be sure to check back with us this Wednesday for episode 049: Yu-Gi-Oh!? We’ll get back to ya on that. In the meantime, enjoy some impromptu vaudeville.

PCP Episode 048: Toonami

5 Oct

First off folks, we’d like to apologize for the lack of a Weekly Dose this week. Hopefully, this nostalgia-driven, bonus-sized episode in the same vein as last week’s 047: Dragon Ball will make up for it. Yep, we return to the public school lunch table and discuss Toonami. There’s nothing that needs to particularly be said here. It’s a rundown of one of the greatest television blocks in kid show cable history. In addition to the shows, we give love to Tom and his many phases over 11 years. Be sure to tell us some of your favorites and regale us with your memories.