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What's in this episode, you ask? Who knows? Not me, Gentle Listener. Hosts Oscar Mancia, Holly Attesi, Dan Diemer, Wesley Johnson, and Yaniv Pereyaslavsky do, though, and they are about to lay it on you. Oh, the suspense! In this episode: Oscar the greatest drummer the JPAG Show has ever known. A big Wii fan, and unimpressed with the 360. Holly heads to Maine for vacation; has no chow-daa. It's not like that, Gentle Listener. Based on voice, Holly possibly a burly man; Mike Tyson used as point of reference. Holly acquires a green DS Lite; predictions of regret made. Oblivion mods discussed, yearned for. Fallout 3 a depressing place to game, apparently. Dan wants fauna and flora; also wants to kill Moira. Wes's despotic boss not a "tyrant," he claims. Wolverine commercial cameo. Yaniv, Dalibor Dimovski, and Ryan Gan now powering SideQuesting.com. Dali headed to E3! Dan explains why Randall is missing this week. Yaniv guarantees he will never be on another JPAG Show. Dan takes advantage of background noise to nosh. 3D Realms's death, discussed. Duke Nukem Forever = Chinese Democracy of games. 1 VS 100 considered. Oscar goes to see Maps and Atlases, and is impressed. Wes takes a leave of absence for several critical minutes, and returns to discuss forum postings. Battlefield Heroes enthusiasm. Appreciation for Twitter. The perks of a man on the inside at Gamestop. Related links:Cygnus (Oscar's Band) • SideQuesting.comMaps and Atlases Music: Intro and outro music excerpted from "Shapes" and "Scared Straight," by The Long Winters. You can find both songs on their CD When I Pretend to Fall. Songs used by permission, courtesy of Barsuk Records. Thanks to both John Roderick of TLW and Emily Alford at Barsuk.
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Wondering what you should be doing right about now, Gentle Listener? Asking yourself where you can pick up some phat game tunes? Wishing more podcasts began and ended with dereliction of duty by the host? Hosts Matt McCormick, Jesse Gregory, Clayton Ashley, Matt Wetzel, and Randall Smith aim to scratch those itches, GL, and their aim is true. In this episode: Identity theft. The etymology of vittles, and what happens when Randall leaves to go consult the OED. A disturbingly cerebral story of flatulence. Matt wrapping up the term and the papers thereunto associated. Jesse Gregory AKA Mainfinger AKA JG-05, pimps his album Mode 7. Turns out it's awesome, actually. Clayton now running Jayplay at the Kansan. A tale of journalistic fraud. The return of Matt M. Dragonslayer! Hydrox origin stories. DS buying decisions, revisited. Nightmares of console acquisition remembered. The New Cypress news, delivered by Matt M; faithfulness to actual text somewhat in question. Moral controversy in war games considered. A brief lexical symposium re: "plethora." Tom De Haven's It's Superman! recommended. Related links:Mode 7 (Album) at Mainfinger.com • Wikipedia entries: Samurai Shodown / Klonoa: Door to Phantomile / Hydrox cookiesJayplay (U of Kansas Newspaper)It's Superman! by Tom De HavenGallery of Regrettable Food at lileks.com Music: Intro and outro music excerpted from "Shapes" and "Scared Straight," by The Long Winters. You can find both songs on their CD When I Pretend to Fall. Songs used by permission, courtesy of Barsuk Records. Thanks to both John Roderick of TLW and Emily Alford at Barsuk. New Cypress News music: "Freja's Breakdown" by Freja Bluegrass Band, available on the Podsafe Music Network.
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Feeling a bit left out, Gentle Listener? Wondering just what you have to do to win friends and influence JPAGers? Despairing that anyone will ever truly know you? Fret no longer, Friend. Hosts Scott Reeser, Wesley Johnson, Randall Smith, and Tom Johnson are here to invite you into the inner circle. And if you don't come willingly, Zach the Giant will squash you into a bloody pulp, wipe you off his boot, and toss you into the garbage like a leftover Slurpee. Also, don't try stealing from him. In this episode: Updates from one and all. Scott and Zach playing WoW; Tom enjoying the corner office at the student paper. Wes gives one last update on the romance angle, which is immediately put into perspective by Tom's own story of S.O. horror. Dragonslayer returns in full! Randall eats last week's words re: Assassin's Creed. Subtle attempts to determine whether or not Zach is a possible angle on getting early games. Fifty Cent: BoTS still a great game, says Tom. Wes enjoys Ninja Blade in much the same way. Achievements as a thang discussed, again. Randall wants a weighted achievement cred algorithm. Sequels and tired franchises, considered. Notable JPAG discussion threads discussed. Overlooked gems in this-gen games. A slang dictionary for the youth ministry set. New Cypress News, a year in arrears. The JPAG an inhospitable place for newcomers? Hazing rituals for noobs. Related links:The Source 4 YM - Slang DictionaryMike Tyson's Brunch Out!! Music: Intro and outro music excerpted from "Shapes" and "Scared Straight," by The Long Winters. You can find both songs on their CD When I Pretend to Fall. Songs used by permission, courtesy of Barsuk Records. Thanks to both John Roderick of TLW and Emily Alford at Barsuk. New Cypress News music: "Freja's Breakdown" by Freja Bluegrass Band, available on the Podsafe Music Network.
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It's an ill-fated overcrowded show, whose hosts include Sam Dixon, Wesley Johnson, Russ Walsh, Kyle Collis, Dan Diemer, and Randall Smith. The show itself pays the price for their technical hubris, choosing a particularly unfortunate moment to cease recording. Oh well, Gentle Listener: you've certainly heard worse, and on this show, too. Come to think of it, given last week's ramble-a-thon, it might be for the best anyway. In this episode: Sam Dixon has an Xbox video card failure. He also fails to pick up on Randall's tone of jest in suggesting he "power through it". Anticipation for Brutal Legend building. JPAG Show time is not pots and pans time, Shelley. Shelley proves intractable. Insulinfunk pimped.The design of Insulinfunk ridiculed, in a transparent reverse-psychology move by Diemer. Kyle Collis from American Football Predecessor, UK. Kyle studying computer game design at university, learning to tighten up graphics on level three. Wes's dating woes: an update. Wes's dad still lost in Yaris delirium. Randall makes a veiled crack at expense of the Columbus meet-up. The allusion goes unnoticed. Dan raiding bargain bins for games. A brief transition from Assassin's Creed into LOL meme possibilities. Roy laments the loss of most of this week's Dragonslayer. Thanks, Pamela, for a tech glitch that saved our audience from boring discussion of iPhone games.* This week in JPAG discussion: games you have lied about finishing. Disney characters -- why should anyone care? Dreamworks and Pixar: imitation as the sincerest form of venality. Tweets reviewed, and the return of Matt M to form in that medium. Twitter a hostile work environment for limerick writers, claims Dan. Creative Screenwriting podcast recommended. Dan watching Firefly, and applauded for doing so. The official hat of the Hero of Canton admired. Media remote for 360 recommended by Dan. Domo Kun explained to the uninitiated. In a weird inversion, Russ throws out a Zork reference that goes completely uncaught by Randall and Wes. Casting choices for Captain America, considered. The Battlefield Heroes beta, exciting Dan. *Disclaimer: No, Randall does not have an iPhone. He is obviously bored by it, and wouldn't even accept it if offered one for free. Probably. Yeah, that's right. What? Related Links:"Tightening Up the Graphics"The Difference Between Pixar and DreamworksCreative Screenwriting PodcastJayne Hoodie at Think GeekLego Leap of Faith (used for this week's banner) Music: Intro and outro music excerpted from "Shapes" and "Scared Straight," by The Long Winters. You can find both songs on their CD When I Pretend to Fall. Songs used by permission, courtesy of Barsuk Records. Thanks to both John Roderick of TLW and Emily Alford at Barsuk.
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It's taken thirty-two episodes to get any South African ingredients, Gentle Listener, but at last, your short order is cooked up and ready. And it's biggie-sized, not only because it features Ben Pack, Wesley Johnson, Ludwig Kietzmann, and Randall Smith, but also because it's twice as long as usual. In this episode: New folks sized up and welcomed. Pikmin joke gets lost on everyone but Ludwig, who silently resents being unappreciated. Ben spins a tall tale or two about life and journalism. Wes laments getting dumped by someone way too young for him anyway. Possible final dumper/dumpee exchanges discussed. An update on the development of Wingdamage.com. Why hasn't Ludwig been on the show yet? Ludwig is a blogger, not a game "journalist." Ludwig's favorite company vis-a-vis PR. Ludwig's actual role at Joystiq, and what he loves the most to do: write. The man who reads every single word on the site. A few questions about coaching writers, from an editorial perspective. A challenge to the JPAG to appreciate Ludwig's attention to detail and grammar. Dragonslayer! Dreamcast games then and now. The Emerald City Comicon, and Jonah's fantastic experience at it. Bryan Lee O'Malley's Scott Pilgrim plugged by Randall. The good videogame movies, listed by good videogame movie expert Ludwig K. A slight detour into Raul Julia appreciation, that ends with a venomous recommendation. A high-falutin' discussion of games to be played versus games to be gamed, using Iroquois Pliskin's blog as a starting point. Links noted:LivingXLWingdamage.comScott PilgrimVersus CluClu LandThe Geek Hierarchy Music: Intro and outro music excerpted from "Shapes" and "Scared Straight," by The Long Winters. You can find both songs on their CD When I Pretend to Fall. Songs used by permission, courtesy of Barsuk Records. Thanks to both John Roderick of TLW and Emily Alford at Barsuk.
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Of all the faults this here show may be said to have, Gentle Listener, I hope it may not be accused of being overly direct and to the point. To wit: 130 minutes of Shandyian rambling await you, but hosts James Gillard, Wesley Johnson, Clayton Ashley, Rob Coleman, and Randall Smith are intent on conveying you to nowhere in the most fashionable method possible. Righty-O! In this episode: Rob Coleman: father, gamer, and financier of death. The pitfalls of parenting a young gamer, with no precedents for digital moderation. A fond look back at the early days of the JPAG. Russ Walsh's odd "appreciation" for James. Clayton introduces us to the Name of the Year Sweet Sixteen tournament. Wes's new wheels, and his dad's unseemly fixation on MPG ratings and perpetual automotive debt. Dragonslayer! The merits of GTA: Chinatown Wars. Which DS should you buy? The rise and fall of gaming communities, and the transcendent timelessness of the JPAG in comparison. A segue into the mind of fanboys. Clayton's insignificant book recommendation. The news from New Cypress. Chick Tracts as famous scare-vangelism. This week's JPAG memes: Omegle membership drive, and awesomely bad movies. Links noted:Name of the YearVeeps: Profiles in InsignificanceChick TractsMazes and Monsters link at IMDBNew Cypress News Twitter Feed Music: Intro and outro music excerpted from "Shapes" and "Scared Straight," by The Long Winters. You can find both songs on their CD When I Pretend to Fall. Songs used by permission, courtesy of Barsuk Records. Thanks to both John Roderick of TLW and Emily Alford at Barsuk. New Cypress News music: "Freja's Breakdown" by Freja Bluegrass Band, available on the Podsafe Music Network.
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Hosts for the first part of this show include Holly Attesi, Zachary Williams, Russ Walsh, Matt Wetzel, Jordan Wasilka, and Randall Smith. Hosts for the second, Columbus-y part? Wesley Johnson, Marie Barnes, and Jarret Green. In this episode: Zach, the gentle giant who becomes a raging jotun when he catches kids stealing at work. Moreover, a massive migrant, apparently, continually oscillating between Danieltown and the Chesapeake Bay area. Zach a fan of Rock Band. All hosts fans of Rock Band in comparison to Guitar Hero; Zach also a fan of The Sword. Matt Wetzel in school majoring in Political Science. Matt a diehard mouse and keyboard control guy, and thus a PC gamer. Jordan and Randall recount their latest Street Fighter IV clashes. Russ explains Bison Month at Eegra.com (whence our art for this week's banner and mp3 art comes). Dragonslayer! Zach wandering through Dracula's upside-down castle, abusing a candlestick for money. Russ cannot say "Broken Telephone" without his voice itself breaking up. Whole lot of Peggle playing going on. Potato chip crunching not appreciated on GDC Joystiq podcast #1. More blather about SFIV: Jordan paranoid about feedback. OnLive discussed again as a viable medium; arguments for and against. Discussion of Zelda, and the latest game announcement from GDC. The viability of the franchise in general, and how it might be improved. Minish Cap an expensive investment. Games in which the hosts have all the achievements (a very short discussion). Prototype and Modern Warfare 2 look great. Mega Man on the iPhone? Street Fighter Theme disappointing on iGoogle. Zach makes a plea for people to friend him; with any luck he will not have RROD'ed before he can accept. And then it's off to Columbus to hang with Jarret, Wes, and Marie at the meet-up. What have they been up to? Only you will know, Gentle Listener, if you listen to the second half of this special episode. Music: Intro and outro music excerpted from "Shapes" and "Scared Straight," by The Long Winters. You can find both songs on their CD When I Pretend to Fall. Songs used by permission, courtesy of Barsuk Records. Thanks to both John Roderick of TLW and Emily Alford at Barsuk.
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It's the Chicago Meetup episode, and the twenty-ninth in this here show. The first part happens at Randall's place, and features TJ McKimmey, Jeff LeClerc, Ryan Gan, Dali Dimovsky, and Aaron Kirchhoff. The second part takes place at the Lincoln Tap Room in Lakeview, with three hours of beer for twenty bucks. Beat that, Columbus. In this episode: Introductions all around, and true confessions of pre-meeting anxieties. Dragonslayer. After a bit of discussion on Amazon's used games, some grousing about Gamestop's "new" games, E74 and RROD disasters, and a surprise vegetable delivery, the crew breaks for Rock Band. Action resumes at the Lincoln Tap Room, where several additional JPAGers make their appearances: Mike McGarrigle, Alvin Bataan, Ryan Mulvaney, Oscar Mancia, and every woman who had to use the Ladies Room while we played Rock Band. Music: Intro and outro music excerpted from "Shapes" and "Scared Straight," by The Long Winters. You can find both songs on their CD When I Pretend to Fall. Songs used by permission, courtesy of Barsuk Records. Thanks to both John Roderick of TLW and Emily Alford at Barsuk.
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In this episode, hosts Jordan Wasilka, Marie Barnes, Wesley Johnson, Patrick Young, and Randall Smith chat you up, Gentle Listener, and chat about chatting you up in person. That is, when they aren't talking over one another or arguing about which meet-up is better. In this episode: An early attempt to exorcise the urge to interrupt one another, staged. Say hello to Jordan and Patrick. The delights of reading Ray Bradbury, newly discovered by Jordan. The film version of Fahrenheit 451 recommended, in poor taste, by Wesley. The Dark Knight Returns preferred to The Watchmen, by Jordan and Randall. Both expect serious flaming. Batman vs. Superman, a better face-off than Batman vs. The Joker. Neither as compelling as Jordan vs. Justin on Fable 2, newly posted on InsulinFunk. Patrick, a consummate Rock Band gee-tarist, and a newly appointed administrator of Go! Gaming Giant and a new host of the G3 podcast. Vega, a terrible character in Street Fighter IV; also, Vega players terrible people. Yodel that, Wasilka. Marie still in the hunt for a job in the game industry -- send any prospects her way, folks. Good games for playing while sick. Wes heading to see Superdrag. Shadow of the Colossus appreciated. Magic the Gathering victory, related by Marie using vocal leetspeak. Halo Wars and other console strategy games discussed. Being wrong, demonstrated by Randall several times for the sake of illustration. Street Fighter IV gripes, entertained. XBL Gold not a Homeric gift from Randall to his wife. Really. The extended and rigorous examination process used to qualify potential JPAG Show candidates. The Chicago and Columbus meet-ups contrasted, much to the credit of the Chicago meetup. It really helps that I write these notes. Review of JPAG Photoshops, and notable discussion threads. Music: Intro and outro music excerpted from "Shapes" and "Scared Straight," by The Long Winters. You can find both songs on their CD When I Pretend to Fall. Songs used by permission, courtesy of Barsuk Records. Thanks to both John Roderick of TLW and Emily Alford at Barsuk.
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Yeah, so it's late. You gotta problem with that, buddy? If so, take it up with hosts Wesley Johnson, Russ Walsh, Jonah Gregory, Jeff LeClerc, and Randall Smith. I'm sure they'll just looooove to hear your complaint. In this show: A brief, freedom-flavored correction of pronunciation. Jeff, the former actor turned computer student. Jeff learned to play mandolin in eight easy weeks of instruction, and may play "Little Wing" for you as soon as he gets his own instrument. The return of Russ, to issue a correction and do his folks proud. Another appearance by Jonah, here to pimp his new show and comic release. Retrogame Challenge appreciated by Russ. Russ takes his Shakespearean wits for a walk, at the expense of the rest of the hosts; gosh, he's great. More about the creator of Johnny Platform's Biscuit Romp. Eternal Darkness appreciated. Randall's Street Fighter complaints. Jonah's suggestion: beat Dragon's Lair for a Dragonslayer. All about Wingdamage.com and Barrel Roll, its podcast. But wait, there's more Jonah: the new Here There Be Robots collection now available in trade paperback! Jeff pimps the 3/21 Chicago JPAG meetup at the Lincoln Tap Room. Confirm, folks, confirm for the date. Do it now, in the JPAG. A typically empty promise to edit out extraneous conversation. Amazon deals, which Jeff has been all over. An open call for more reviews of community games. Music: Intro and outro music excerpted from "Shapes" and "Scared Straight," by The Long Winters. You can find both songs on their CD When I Pretend to Fall. Songs used by permission, courtesy of Barsuk Records. Thanks to both John Roderick of TLW and Emily Alford at Barsuk.

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