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Podcast: The Besties: The Besties Game of the Year Spectacular - Part One

It's the day of the show, y'all! We've got a sweet sixteen games from this year up for the GOTY consideration, and by the end of the episode, we'll have whittled them down to an exquisite eight. Join us for a extra-long episode as we begin arbitrarily smashing these pieces of software together until only one survives! [more inside]
posted by lazaruslong on Jan 20, 2022 - 0 comments

Podcast: The Besties: The Grappling Hook Brings You Back to Halo Infinite

How much can a single device — one that's been present in video games as long as there's been video games — renovate the Halo formula? As it turns out: A whole bunch. Join us as we discuss Halo Infinite's campaign and multiplayer modes, and talk at length about where Chief's poop goes.Games discussed: Halo Infinite, Loop Hero on Switch, Binding of Isaac (again), Final Fantasy 14: Endwalker (briefly) [more inside]
posted by lazaruslong on Jan 18, 2022 - 0 comments

Podcast: The Besties: Our Fall Favorites Leading into GOTY Season

As we near the thrilling climax of 2021, we're taking a seasonal approach to see what games stood out over the last three (or so) months. Joining us this week is Kirk Hamilton (of the Triple Click and Strong Songs podcasts) to dive into this giant leaf pile that is the fall release calendar. Games discussed: Metroid Dread, Resident Evil 4 VR, Deathloop, Outer Wilds: Echoes of the Eye, Death's Gambit Afterlife, Forza Horizon 5, Inscryption, Archvale, The Binding of Isaac Repentence, and Wildermyth. [more inside]
posted by lazaruslong on Jan 14, 2022 - 1 comment

Podcast: The Besties: Staying Faithful to Pokemon Shining Pearl and Brilliant Diamond

In which we discuss, with equal levels of enthusiasm, the latest remake from the world of Pokémon, and also the franchise as a whole. Then we take a deep dive into the mailbag, and share a blue million honorable mentions! Other games discussed include: Pokémon Snap, Pokémon Unite, Pokémon Let's Go, Pokémon Sword and Shield, Forza Horizon 5, Unsighted, Pony Island, Halo Infinite Multiplayer, Binding of Isaac: Repentance, Minecraft's Magic Kingdom Pack. [more inside]
posted by lazaruslong on Jan 11, 2022 - 0 comments

Podcast: The Besties: Gotta Exorcise 'Em All with Shin Megami Tensei V

Today, we're cracking into the oftentimes impenetrable Shin Megami Tensei series' fifth major installment, and share some thoughts on the masterful GTA Trilogy remasters, which are terrible. Other media discussed: Halo Infinite Multiplayer, Resident Evil 4 VR, Cape Fear 1962 and Moonlighter. [more inside]
posted by lazaruslong on Jan 9, 2022 - 1 comment

Podcast: The Besties: The Obligatory Annual Call of Duty Episode

This week, we're breaking down two great tastes that taste great together: The many faces of Call of Duty: Vanguard, and the newly expanded Animal Crossing: New Horizons. We also give a metric ton of iOS recommendations, and argue about the Mario Bros' Mushroom Kingdom citizenship. Other games discussed: Inscryption, Devil's Gambit, The Binding of Isaac: Repentence, Bloodshore, Nickelodeon All Stars Brawl, Super Stickman Golf 3+, Clap Hanz Golf, Solitarica, SNKRX, Fire Emblem Heroes [more inside]
posted by lazaruslong on Jan 5, 2022 - 0 comments

Podcast: Sawbones: A Marital Tour of Misguided Medicine: Mariko Aoki Phenomenon

Have you ever had the sudden urge to go to the bathroom while browsing in a TJ Maxx or a book store? Well, apparently many people have. This phenomenon was first mentioned by Mariko Aoki to a Japanese magazine in 1985, and has recently made its way to TikTok. Dr. Sydnee and Justin investigate some different theories and philosophies around the sudden need to poop while book shopping. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers
posted by zeptoweasel on Jan 4, 2022 - 3 comments

Podcast: The Besties: The Card-ians of the Galaxy

In our worst-titled episode to date, we're doing double duty! Join us for a discussion of the extra-creepy deckbuilder Inscryption and the surprisingly charming Guardians of the Galaxy. Other media discussed: Hearthstone, Telltale's Guardians of the Galaxy, Death's Gambit Afterlife, lots of Godzilla films, Doom Patrol, Nightmare Alley [more inside]
posted by lazaruslong on Jan 1, 2022 - 1 comment

Podcast: The Besties: 3 Besties Are Here 2 Discuss Back 4 Blood

We're without Chris Plante this week, but we're not without a surplus of zombie-based video games to discuss, because, wow, there's a LOT of them coming out right now.  Games discussed include: Back 4 Blood, Resident Evil 4 VR, ElecHead, Inscryption, Metroid Dread, Dying Light on Switch, Final Fantasy X on Switch [more inside]
posted by lazaruslong on Dec 25, 2021 - 0 comments

Podcast: The Besties: Accessible Gaming with Steven Spohn

This week, we're joined by AbleGamers' chief development officer to talk about the complexity and importance of including accessibility features in games, and also, pizza. Really, lots and lots of pizza talk. We also discuss Far Cry 6 for a few minutes! Other games discussed: Metroid Dread, Final Fantasy 14, Fortnite, Apex Legends, Satisfactory, Inscryption [more inside]
posted by lazaruslong on Dec 21, 2021 - 6 comments

Podcast: The Besties: Metroid Dread is Here to Save Us All

It only took 19 years for a true 2D sequel to Metroid Fusion, and now that it's here, we're basking in the glow of what may be the best Metroid game ever made. We know Russ is on board, but how do some of the other Besties handle the greatness that has been placed before them? We also discuss the tricky balance of accessibility and difficulty, and whether there's an obligation on the part of the developer to include certain features. Other games discussed: Tetris Effect Connected, The Artful Escape, Farm RPG. Also some fun scary movies: Slaxx, The Boys from County Hell, The Columnist, and 13 Ghosts. [more inside]
posted by lazaruslong on Dec 15, 2021 - 5 comments

Podcast: The Besties: The Golden Age of Sega is Upon Us

This week, we're sorta discussing Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania, but to be honest, it's more of a table setter for Chris' thesis that it's never been a better time to be a Sega fan. Which is, to put it lightly, a divisive position to take. Other games discussed include: Sonic Mania and Sonic Colors, Phantasy Star Online, Shenmue, Yakuza, Farm RPG, Box One, Jenny LeClue, Diablo 2 Resurrected, and The Exorcist. [more inside]
posted by lazaruslong on Dec 12, 2021 - 1 comment

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Ethersea — Prologue V: The Weight of History

Winter arrives. The shoreside community begins the arduous process of migrating to their new undersea home. A suspiciously dormant kingdom plays its final, cataclysmic hand. Our Prologue draws to a close.  Join us as we build our next campaign while playing The Quiet Year, a brilliant mapmaking game designed and written by Avery Alder. Learn more about The Quiet Year and purchase it for yourself here: https://buriedwithoutceremony.com/the-quiet-year See the maps and their alt-text here: http://bit.ly/EtherseaMaps
posted by curious nu on Jun 24, 2021 - 9 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Ethersea — Prologue IV: The Hierarchy of Terror

New dangers loom over the shoreside community as the rest of the mortal world retreats from the storm.Join us as we build our next campaign while playing The Quiet Year, a brilliant mapmaking game designed and written by Avery Alder. Learn more about The Quiet Year and purchase it for yourself here: https://buriedwithoutceremony.com/the-quiet-year See the maps and their alt-text here: http://bit.ly/EtherseaMaps
posted by curious nu on Jun 13, 2021 - 6 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Ethersea — Prologue III: The Comfort of Guilt

The shoreside community stands divided over their priorities as the storm looms ever closer. Join us as we build our next campaign while playing The Quiet Year, a brilliant mapmaking game designed and written by Avery Alder. Learn more about The Quiet Year and purchase it for yourself here: https://buriedwithoutceremony.com/the-quiet-year and see the maps and their alt-text here: http://bit.ly/EtherseaMaps
posted by curious nu on May 28, 2021 - 5 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Ethersea — Prologue II: The Cost of Opportunity

Forgotten relics from the past are unearthed and put to use as the shoreside community continues plotting their undersea departure. Join us as we build our next campaign while playing The Quiet Year, a brilliant mapmaking game designed and written by Avery Alder. Learn more about The Quiet Year and purchase it for yourself here: https://buriedwithoutceremony.com/the-quiet-year See the maps here: http://bit.ly/EtherseaMaps
posted by curious nu on May 16, 2021 - 7 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Graduation Ep. 37: Investment Opportunities

The Thundermen race to stop the machinations of the gods.  But first, they have to make it past an army of demons and settle some unfinished business. Luckily, they have help. A lot of help. A paradox is solved. A wrong is righted. A resignation is accepted. It is the beginning of the end.
posted by supercres on Apr 9, 2021 - 5 comments

Podcast: My Brother, My Brother And Me: MBMBaM 514: Kickeo

How much money would it cost to get celebrity Dave Bautista to come to your neighbor's house and absolutely kick it the hell apart? Less than you might think!Suggested talking points: McElroy Masterclass, Cameo Conundrum, Looking a Gift Lawn Mower in the Mouth, Modern Castles, Burgerchip, Haunted Fishin' Hole. Support the Marsha P. Johnson Institute. More resources on anti-racism and fighting police violence.
posted by kmz on Jun 16, 2020 - 6 comments

Podcast: My Brother, My Brother And Me: MBMBaM 505: Slippery When Voltron

In today's episode, we set a new record for Lack of Commitment to an Opening Bit — a record whose previous holders include ... let's see here ... oh, it's us! The list just says us, like, fifty times.Suggested talking points: Hot Gin, Sonic's Sacrifice, Timesheet Secrets, Bathroom Investigations, Goldfish Punishment, Large Old Pizza News, Titanic Kaiju
posted by kmz on Apr 7, 2020 - 5 comments

Podcast: My Brother, My Brother And Me: MBMBaM 503: How to Get Away with Pinkbelly

Listen, y'all. There's only one way that we're getting through this thing, and I think we all know exactly what way I'm talking about. It is imperative, now more than ever, that we get Richard Gere to be a top-tier YouTuber.Suggested talking points: What's Funny?!, Lying Ants, Snip Tunes, Roughhousing, Netflix Prophecies, Liminal Chalupa
posted by kmz on Mar 25, 2020 - 5 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Dadlands

In the grim darkness of the far future, there are only Dads. [more inside]
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia on Nov 29, 2019 - 15 comments

Podcast: My Brother, My Brother And Me: MBMBaM 440: The Naming of 2019

This episode is pretty dang near mandatory for anyone who wants to live 2019 in the correct manner. Join us as we decide the most powerful, most liberating, most attainable goal-slogan imaginable — a process that, yes, does take us half the episode. Suggested talking points: Deliberation of the Annual Theme for One-Half an Hour, Yeastblasting, Parkour for Cash,  Round Etiquette, Bean Halen
posted by drezdn on Jan 6, 2019 - 17 comments

Podcast: The McElroy Brothers Will Be In Trolls 2: Chapter 6

The closest we've ever been to ruining everything completely. [more inside]
posted by theodolite on Sep 11, 2018 - 15 comments

Podcast: My Brother, My Brother And Me: MBMBaM 422: The Very Best Stains

We have become a hundred and fifty years old since the last time you heard from us! We're certain that, as goes our youthful vitality, so goes a significant portion of our audience. That is fine, because we're just bones now. Suggested talking points: Skeleton Grandpa, Celebrity Misidentification, TCBYBC, Sleepy Skateboard Tricks, Bacon Testing, The Forbidden Jones Soda
posted by Lurch on Aug 28, 2018 - 2 comments

Podcast: The McElroy Brothers Will Be In Trolls 2: Chapter 5

In this chapter, The McElroy Brothers ask Dreamworks to help get them into Trolls 2.
posted by JimBennett on Jun 12, 2018 - 9 comments

Podcast: My Brother, My Brother And Me: MBMBaM 408: Come and Get It!

If you cannot stand the heat of this episode of our podcast, and you find yourself unwilling to stay for the action, it's totally fine to walk away for a bit before dipping back in for a second helping. This is a judgment-free zone. You GOTTA take care of those toesies. Suggested talking points: The Next Level, My Art, Farmer Problems, Lobster Matchmaker, Stay for the Action, Soda Jacket, Kid Cussin'
posted by Lurch on May 29, 2018 - 8 comments

Podcast: My Brother, My Brother And Me: MBMBaM 401: Max Cooljazz

We've climbed out of the smoking, anxiety-filled crater of Episode 400 to bring you this, a perfectly normal episode. This one's got a 100 percent guarantee that at no point will Al Roker manifest and dunk on us for our unprofessionalism. OR WILL HE?!? Suggested talking points: Season Three, Boss Monkey, 60 Mile High Club, Office Prank Videos, Billy Joel Cosplay, Wet Salad, I'm the Shrek, Lunch Bunch
posted by drezdn on Apr 9, 2018 - 6 comments

Podcast: My Brother, My Brother And Me: MBMBaM 399: Stink Bar

In this episode we go searching for Clues with our magic dog, to help solve a case that's been cold for years. The mail never fails, nor does our crime-busting expertise. Suggested talking points: New Steve, Toys 4 Us, Dirty Dorothy, Silent Driving, The Prankroscope, Time Crimes
posted by drezdn on Mar 26, 2018 - 4 comments

Podcast: My Brother, My Brother And Me: MBMBaM 398: Rest in Reese's Pieces

We've got all the big news from the big basketball games that have been going on in the big tournament. Who's gonna take home that sweet trophy? More importantly: Which coach has the best, most powerful name? (Hint: It's our coach. Our coach has the most powerful name.) Suggested talking points: Dawn Don Don Dan Dan Tony Tony, Fritter, Magic Brothers and Sisters, Mom's Special Horsey Sauce, MBMBaM Voice Hacks, Headstone Swears, Divom's Surprise, The First Clock
posted by drezdn on Mar 19, 2018 - 7 comments

Podcast: The McElroy Brothers Will Be In Trolls 2: Chapter 4

In this chapter, The McElroy Brothers ask actor, comedian, podcaster and voice over artist Janet Varney to help get them into Trolls 2.
posted by theodolite on Mar 8, 2018 - 13 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Setup - Amnesty

We're moving on to a new game, new genre and new world as we continue our run of experimental mini-arcs! This time around, Griffin's back in the saddle as GM as we play the Horror-Lite RPG Monster of the Week! Join us in this setup episode if you want to hear about this arc's setting, and get the 411 on our new characters.
posted by nubs on Jan 4, 2018 - 13 comments

Podcast: Til Death Do Us Blart: Til Death Do Us Blart 2017

American Thanksgiving is upon us yet again and while we reflect on the bounty that various cosmic powers have provided us with, we can also be grateful that Kevin James' comedy highlight, Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 has been digitally captured for our endless, annual enjoyment.   Current hosts: Justin, Travis and Griffin McElroy, Tim Batt and Guy Montgomery   Music: "Fly Away" by John Camerson
posted by drezdn on Nov 23, 2017 - 13 comments

Podcast: My Brother, My Brother And Me: MBMBaM 381: Face 2 Face: Griffin's Big, Brave Stunt

We just got back from our tour of America's beautiful Midwest! Here's our show from the Orpheum Theater in Minneapolis, which features our worst on-stage injury to date. It was regrettable, and also hilarious.
posted by drezdn on Nov 22, 2017 - 5 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Commitment - Episode 1

Our new heroes attend a corporate mixer for the Do-Good Fellowship that will change the course of their very lives. The first chapter in Clint's superhero story, taking place inside of the Fate system. Remy embarks on a slider quest. Nadiya threatens a co-worker. Irene solves a particularly difficult employee benefit issue.
posted by zeptoweasel on Oct 19, 2017 - 15 comments

Podcast: My Brother, My Brother And Me: MBMBaM 372: Face 2 Face: Sock-Based Target Crimes

Here's another one of our live shows from our recent tour of America's most Northeastern reaches -- this time from the Wilbur in Boston! This was our first of two shows that night, which is good, because this is before things went way, way off the rails.
posted by drezdn on Sep 18, 2017 - 7 comments

Podcast: My Brother, My Brother And Me: MBMBaM 371: Face 2 Face: A Lot About Horniness

Once again we are coming to you pre-recorded LIVE from beautiful Washington D.C.! We sure hope you enjoy! Suggested Talking Points: Train Murder Preparedness, What Kind Of Family You Got, King of Pranks, Toilet Mysteries, Emojis Can Die, Navitius, Buying Welcome Mats, How Money Works, Doctor Toboggan, Improv Nowhere, Ruined Cred
posted by drezdn on Sep 14, 2017 - 4 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Live in Austin!

Earlier this year, Tres Horny Boys rolled up on Austin, Texas, and wove a tale of demons, dreamscapes and High School Drama. THIS IS THAT TALE.
posted by zeptoweasel on Sep 10, 2017 - 8 comments

Podcast: My Brother, My Brother And Me: MBMBaM 368: The Sun Shines On Our Dark Planet!

Justin, Travis and Dane are back again to talk about the few blissful minutes of sun our world received on this blessed rotation. Justin also pitches a very, VERY whimsical story about food that isn't rocks!!! Can you imagine!?!? Suggested talking points: The Sun Day, Time Chunks, Personal Pan Immunity, Pizza Daniel, News Spoilers, Pancake Trap, Doober Dads, Kevin James' Height Correction, Principal Theft
posted by drezdn on Aug 21, 2017 - 5 comments

Podcast: My Brother, My Brother And Me: MBMBaM 363: Breathing in Space

We've got that San Diego Comic-Con fever! And ... it's a real, real bad case. We've got the Spider-Man Shakes, and Batman Sweats, and have to cancel the rest of our public appearances, just to try and keep this thing contained. Suggested talking points: Cosplay Corner, Panini Poppin' Daddies, Adult Happy Meals, A Hilarious Bit About Starbucks Prices, Buzz & Lance, Gym Etiquette, Tim's Bad Donut
posted by drezdn on Jul 18, 2017 - 4 comments

Podcast: The McElroy Brothers Will Be In Trolls 2: Chapter 3

This time, The McElroy Brothers ask Archer creator Adam Reed to help get them into Trolls 2.
posted by drezdn on Jul 13, 2017 - 8 comments

Podcast: My Brother, My Brother And Me: MBMBaM 362: Travis McElroy Presents: Waffle Friend

Okay, so, you're going to hit a point in this episode where we start talking about who would win in a very real war between horse-mounted humans and centaurs. And we want you to know, right now, before getting started, that this will be the remainder of the episode. Just managing expectations, here. Suggested talking points: Preparing for Buffett Battle, Driving Test Cop Friends, Body Exploration, Sisterhood of the Stolen Pants, Garofal-O's, Humans & Horses vs. Centaurs
posted by drezdn on Jul 10, 2017 - 13 comments

Podcast: My Brother, My Brother And Me: MBMBaM 358: Detective Jigsaw, My Very Best Friend

Sorry it's come down to this, dear listeners, but we've been cops the whole time, and we've got to take you down for all the crimes you did while enjoying our podcast. We'd still love to have you over for the big cookout next weekend, though! Suggested talking points: Underpants Watch, Sneakin' Out the Bottles, Friend Arrest, Sea Pork, Quaid Confusion, Infrared Bears, An All New Original Color
posted by drezdn on Jun 6, 2017 - 13 comments

Podcast: My Brother, My Brother And Me: MBMBaM 357: A Wonderful Hug From Goro

Today's episode features a drop-in from our critically acclaimed Twin Peaks fancast-within-a-podcast, The Bookhouse Boys. We've got answers for all the questions this twisted series throws at you -- questions like: What's with all this coffee? Hey! What's even going on here?! Whoa!?! Suggested talking points: Bookhouse Boys, Dream Interpretation, Arcade Desires, Tender Kombat, Daniel Dunkin, Real Emo, Hardee's Softcows
posted by drezdn on May 31, 2017 - 7 comments

Podcast: My Brother, My Brother And Me: MBMBaM 356: Face 2 Face: My Donut-Loving Boys

Here's our live show from The Paramount in Austin, TX! We had a great time, even though everyone sitting the balcony was SO NASTY. You all would not BELIEVE what a NASTY balcony it was.
posted by drezdn on May 23, 2017 - 4 comments

Podcast: My Brother, My Brother And Me: MBMBaM 355: The Playbloom

This episode is all about the stuff that gets folks' noodle going. It's one of our most thematically consistent episodes yet, which is a shame. A quarter of it was spent talking about a movie that came out in 2015. Cool! Suggested talking points: KNKOs, Five Very Large Posters of Orlando Bloom, Year Ball, Milk Tricks, Infinite Banana, Food Recs, Stuck to the Chair
posted by drezdn on May 16, 2017 - 3 comments

Podcast: My Brother, My Brother And Me: MBMBaM 351: Omnidirectional Scampi Blast

This week, we're celebrating a momentous birthday by full-force launching a Razor Scooter into the hungry mouth of a volcano. We're also talking about how good shrimp scampi is for nearly 55 uninterrupted minutes. Suggested talking points: 30 Over 30, Morning Meditation, Shakesports, Plant Murder, Scampi Friends, Nacho Fries, Coffee Fidelity, Fast Food Pirates
posted by drezdn on Apr 18, 2017 - 15 comments

Podcast: My Brother, My Brother And Me: MBMBaM 350: The 2018 Olympic Laser Tag Team

We've got over 350 hours of podcasts under our belt, which, according to Malcolm Gladwell, means we've fully mastered the craft. We're turning our attention to loftier endeavors, now: Namely, training up the greatest laser tag outfit this world has ever known. Suggested talking points: Before Transformers and the Furious, Hidden Gold, Laser CQC, Downton Bluejeans, Video Game Talent Show, Riding a Bike, The True Island Time King
posted by drezdn on Apr 11, 2017 - 2 comments

Podcast: My Brother, My Brother And Me: MBMBaM 348: Stardust and Dino Piss

Happy second week of the MaxFunDrive! Everyone has been absolutely killing it! Let's finish strong with an episode that, no shit, starts with an in-depth, 15-minute-long discussion about Craig T. Nelson's body of work. Suggested talking points: Craig Twitter Nelson, The Life-Changing Magic of Not Owning Tables, Beltblaster, Willem Dafoe in the Upside-Down, Cell-Free Dads, Vampire Times, ;), All Drinks are Water
posted by drezdn on Mar 28, 2017 - 9 comments

Podcast: My Brother, My Brother And Me: MBMBaM 347: Donut Miss This Episode!

Happy MaxFunDrive, everybody! We recorded this one in a hotel room rigth before our recent live show in Portland. The audio isn't as tight as we like it -- Travis in particular sounds like he's recording from inside of a well -- but we hope you enjoy it, nevertheless! Suggested talking points: Together Again, BSKT, Kicking Some Butt, Numa Numa Revelations, Austin Powers: Sins of the Father, Kid Star School, Pancakes DIY, Breaking DDR Boys News
posted by drezdn on Mar 20, 2017 - 5 comments

Podcast: My Brother, My Brother And Me: MBMBaM 341: An Erotic Balloon Puzzle

How about that Super Bowl, and all the things that happened during it? You know a lot of people are calling it the Super Bowl, but -- heh -- we're not sure it was that "Super." Anyways, those are the jokes we're doing this week, hope you like 'em. Suggested talking points: A Super Bowl Christmas, Michael Jorban, Figginsworth, The Mole: Sexual Bonanza Edition, Two Horses, Lemon Flash Mob, The Final Piece is Teamwork
posted by drezdn on Feb 7, 2017 - 13 comments

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