If you think you just played a version of the original The Last of Us, we're here to tell you that you probably did, but here's a new one with prettier graphics! Well, pretty is maybe not the right word as much as it is far more viscerally depressing now. Also discussed: Bounty of One, Zor: Pilgrimage of the Slorfs, Arcade Paradise, Dark Souls 2, and Immortality. [more inside]
This week, we're discussing the latest Sam Barlow FMV game, Immortality. It's all about the history of cinema and auteur theory and, tragically, Chris Plante isn't here to explain what all of that means. Also, what other FMV performances have stolen our hearts? Also discussed: Dark Souls 2, Dark Cloud 2, Alan Wake, Simulacra, Diveki Games, Jetpack Joyride 2 [more inside]
The Orville: Mortality Paradox Season 3, Ep 3
When scans show a barren planet suddenly teeming with life, five crewmembers head to the surface to explore. They find themselves in mortal danger.
Four undying warriors who've secretly protected humanity for centuries become targeted for their mysterious powers just as they discover a new immortal. (Netflix Original, comic-book adaptation) [more inside]
When a woman learns of an immortality treatment, she sees it as a way to outdo her long-time rival. [more inside]
Forever: Look Before You Leap Season 1, Ep 2
After Henry pegs the case of a would-be bridge jumper as a homicide while the police label it a suicide, he and Jo go on a rogue investigation for proof. Meanwhile, Henry's anonymous caller surfaces again. Apparently, he has been tracking him for years. A letter on antique stationary might provide Henry a fascinating clue about the caller, and he enlists Abe's help in tracing the note's history to a foreign locale. Revealing flashbacks unveil the beginning of Henry's great love affair with his soon-to-be wife, Abigail.
The Strain: Loved Ones Season 1, Ep 10
Wherein we follow F on his quest to find his ex-wife as well as Vasiliy and Bargain Basement Girl with a Dragon Tattoo on their quest to get killed. [more inside]
Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey: The Immortals Season 1, Ep 11
On the possibility of life elsewhere in the universe. How meteorites may carry life between worlds, as well as allow earthly life to have survived the scouring of the earth's surface in its early history. The possibility and potential problems of communicating with intelligent extraterrestrial life. How civilizations die, and how ours may survive.