Episode 70: A Pretty Much Okay Episode

Disembodied Voices is ready and willing to celebrate the Year of Luigi with high-jumping, ghost-fearing enthusiasm-- or, at the very least, Stephen clearly is. But hey, everyone else is game to talk about the recent Nintendo Direct broadcast and it's moderately sized avalanche of announcements, even the conversation eventually bleeds into new consoles and Activision/Bungie's destiny. The future of the gaming industry is usually a really dumb subject here at Disembodied Voices, and this week more or less proves the point. Nevertheless, despite rampant pessimism and shaky speculation on years to come, Hyrule Historia and Fire Emblem: Awakening swoop in to makes things right again. If you're looking for a pretty much okay episode of the hippest video game podcast on the 'net, Disembodied Voices Episode 70 is your first and last stop. [audio https://www.cubby.com/p/_0c5ba130a46c4d32a1d4cb76fc6c586f/Disembodied+Voices+-+Episode+70.mp3]

Opening song: Electrolytic Man, originally from Mega Man and remixed by MaJIN_SaN, ambient, and tomatsu.

Ending song: Clash at the Mountains, originally from The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening and remixed by zircon.

Let's Talk About Halo 4

After this week's recording of your regularly scheduled Disembodied Voices episode went kerplunk (that's a technical term, FYI), Stephen and Bryan had an idea for redemption. Why not put up a mini-episode all about Halo 4 instead? As you can clearly tell, the idea is somewhat clever and relevant, so plug in your headphones/speakers and join the spoiler-filled fun. A confounding story is appraised, emotional depth is explored, familiar mechanics are discussed, and online multiplayer is ignored. For all your comprehensive Halo 4 reviews, this is your first and last stop! [audio http://dl.dropbox.com/u/98302924/Disembodied%20Voices%20-%20Halo%204.mp3]

Opening/ending song: Fell from Above (You Can't Stop), originally from Halo: Combat Evolved and remixed by Arkimedes.