Episode 139: Cliffhangers

The infamous Cameron returns from exile, and boy has he been busy! He's played ONE WHOLE VIDEO GAME, and even more exciting, it was covered on this podcast two years ago! Yes, folks, you guessed it: quad-wielding The Darkness II takes an untimely revenge but nobody cares ha ha ha. You may be wondering why this description is so negative and sarcastic, and Bryan wonders the same thing this week about his cohorts as, one by one, they become rude baboons. Thanks goodness the upstanding civility of Pathfinder swoops in to teach everyone about friendship and cooperation, even if it-- coupled with Zachary's impassioned speech about Tales of Xillia 2-- puts Cameron into a non-energy-drink-related coma (which is really a breath of fresh air). Stephen tries lift his spirits with the story of how he leveled up his fishing skill in World of Warcraft, but then the podcast ended. [audio https://ia601402.us.archive.org/24/items/DisembodiedVoicesEpisode139/Disembodied%20Voices%20-%20Episode%20139.mp3]

 

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Opening song: Chalupa Pass, from Minimap and composed by coda.

Ending song: Legendary, originally from The Legendary Inazuma Eleven and ReMixed by Brandon Strader.

Episode 137: Zachary ___ Walton San's Episode

With that lovable, pesky Cameron out of the picture (at the zoo?), Zachary steers the podcast eastward to his true homeland of Japan. That country's unique brand of RPGs pop up in the form of Final Fantasy VIII and Ni No Kuni, which doesn't do much to turn Stephen and Bryan from their skeptical ways. They're much happier at talk about Birthday Games, Birthday Games, Stephen Got Them for His Birthday-- it's kind of a new segment. Why, there's maddeningly hilarious Nightshade, controversial hot button voter issue 1080 Avalanche, uncomfortable dream machine Chulip, and more besides! But really, when it comes down to it, Disembodied Voices is about love, and so is a large chunk of this podcast during which the trio talks about romance in video games and how it's almost always dumb. And, to honor the absent Cameron, this description will end with an obligatory "Your FACE is dumb." [audio https://ia902306.us.archive.org/0/items/DisembodiedVoicesEpisode137/Disembodied%20Voices%20-%20Episode%20137.mp3]

 

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Opening song: Chalupa Pass, from Minimap and composed by coda.

Ending song: Night City Funk, originally from Final Fantasy VIII and ReMixed by Anti-Syne.

Episode 136: Goodbyerule Warriors

Stephen has been busy with his coming-of-24--years-of-age ritual over the past week, which includes playing one video game from every console he owns. Vanquish and Jumping Flash 2 steal the show with cutting edge technology, but Fragile Dreams breaks Zachary's fragile heart because Stephen and Bryan are angry at it. Such is the way of life, and Cameron has been learning life lessons aplenty by reconnecting with Pajama Sam, so he no longer has a need to hide when it's dark outside. Unfortunately, these good, honest morals didn't rub off on the DV Cast at large and the entire podcast begins to crumble when Zachary steps out to watch the live Hyrule Warriors Nintendo Direct and Stephen does the same after Bryan refuses to watch The LEGO Movie with him, which sends Cameron into a blind rage and Bryan into a desperate hosting mode. Nobody died, but it was close. [audio https://ia802309.us.archive.org/27/items/DisembodiedVoicesEpisode136/Disembodied%20Voices%20-%20Episode%20136.mp3]

 

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Opening song: Chalupa Pass, from Minimap and composed by coda.

Ending song: Hyrule Wimbledon, originally from The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker and ReMixed by ktriton.

Episode 135: Let's Be Xenophobic Together

This episode begins with lots of yelling, so that's... good. But who wouldn't raise his or her voice in celebration when Stephen's birthday just happened, complete with fifteen new old video games hand chosen by Bryan and just waiting to be played? Cameron helped out by sending Stephen a copy of Ollie Ollie and singing loudly, distracting himself from the murky fate of Destiny with merrymaking and the like. He also joins forces with Zachary in a militant anti-MOBA stance, which leads a bit more yelling. There's also video games and stuff-- just listen to the episode already! [audio https://ia902308.us.archive.org/9/items/DisembodiedVoicesEpisode135/Disembodied%20Voices%20-%20Episode%20135.mp3]

 

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Opening song: Chalupa Pass, from Minimap and composed by coda.

Ending song: Title Jam, originally from Plok and ReMixed by Mazedude.

Episode 134: Dreams and Prophecies

The DV Cast talk about their dreams this week. Not their hopes or ambitions, mind you, but those weird hallucinations they all get when unconscious for the night. These visions involve cowboys, fractured bones, and GameCubes that hold souls of the dead within. Speaking of unsettling glances into the minds of the podcasters, Bryan and Zachary have been playing an online game of Civilization V with new friend Parker. He won't be a new friend for long, unfortunately, as Bryan is a warmongering madman who bathes in blood and brushes his teeth with tears of the innocent. Stephen would be crushed beneath his world-spanning heel as well were it not for World of Warcraft sucking him under the tides of darkness and into the fishy seascapes of Vashj'ir wherein he rides seahorses all day and all night. (This might also be a dream...?) After an update on the Whales are Whales Minecraft server, Bryan rudely yells over Stephen's exciting news and storms out, leaving his brother and Zachary to finish up by themselves. A silly conversation about Sonic Jump Fever evolves into a solemn perspective on today's youth, so there's that. [audio https://ia902506.us.archive.org/16/items/DisembodiedVoicesEpisode134ForReal/Disembodied%20Voices%20-%20Episode%20134%20for%20real.mp3]

 

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Opening song: Chalupa Pass, from Minimap and composed by coda.

Ending song: Warm Summer Breeze, originally from Wild Arms and ReMixed by Harjwaldar.

Episode 132: Katy Perry Gets $4

War never changes, but Zachary does. He's all goofy about MMOs these days-- an obsession shared by the resident brothers-- and he owes it all to Final Fantasy XIV. This makes Stephen happy, but Cameron becomes disillusioned about the world because of this and then mysteriously disappears from the Skype call, which also makes Stephen happy. (Those two settle their differences by arguing vehemently about A Game of Thrones.) Bryan is, as usual, towing the line and playing Hearthstone with a likable spirit impenetrable from unlikable things such as The Dead Linger and Spyro the Dragon: Enter Elijah Wood. That also sets a new record for celebrity references in a Disembodied Voices episode which is just kind of weird. [audio https://ia902506.us.archive.org/32/items/DisembodiedVoicesEpisode132ForReal/Disembodied%20Voices%20-%20Episode%20132%20for%20real.mp3]

 

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Opening song: Chalupa Pass, from Minimap and composed by coda.

Ending song: Data Flux, originally from Tyrian and ReMixed by Magellanic.

Impromptu Zach and Cameron Show

Welcome to Disembodied Voices Episode-- just kidding! It may be Tuuuuuueeeeeeeeesday, but your regularly scheduled show is punched in the kidney by an angry internet connection, slashing Stephen and Bryan from the Skype call and pinning each and every one of our hopes on the intrepid pair of podcast pals Cameron and Zachary. They swap stories about the recent Steam sale and then the episode ends. Direct link to the episode yaaaaaaay! Opening song: Chalupa Pass, from Minimap and composed by coda.

Ending song: spirit of law, originally from Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney and ReMixed by Detective Tuesday and melody.

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Episode 131: Another Podcast Episode

Before the party can even get started, Cameron crashes it with harsh words for his arch nemesis Phil Fish. Philosophically and geopolitically speaking this debate is fascinating, but mostly is stupid. Of course, so is Tomodachi Life, but that doesn't stop Stephen from telling the tale of a demonically possessed Brett Elston Mii with a chilling photography hobby. The Witcher is a bright, cheery fantasy world in comparison, and Bryan is keen on uncovering its obtuse secrets. Speaking of bright and cheery fantasy worlds, Zachary has been immersed in a funny anime called Precure, which is delightful if unsurprising. Oh, and Stephen was almost eaten by a tiger, which is a FAR CRY from the tame sim games he's so fond of playing. You probably ought to hear it all for yourself. Direct link to the episode yaaaaaaay!

Opening song: Chalupa Pass, from Minimap and composed by coda.

Ending song: Fishing Spirit, originally from Dark Cloud 2 and ReMixed by Moomba.

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Episode 130: ZE3LDA (Cameron named this episode)

Ahoy, web surfers! Come closer, come closer, stay a while and listen. Disembodied Voices is not dead after all (oh snap, plot twist!) and there is all manner of wonderful thingies to talk about. For example, do you remember E3 2014? That crowded social gathering with all the moving pictures? The DV Cast has lots to say about it, particular concerning The Legend of Zelda Wii U. And old Bryan, you remember that wild man, right? He's still Ragnarosing it up in Hearthstone and his loyal brother Stephen-- the guy who makes the bad jokes, you know?-- has become his pupil in training. Oh goodness, and then there's the infamous Cameron Nutter, a gentleman who needs no introduction but got one anyway because it's fun to mess with him. He's stealing stuff as usual, but it least this time his criminal antics are being kept within Battlefield: Hardline. Finally there's Zachary, back again performing for you, and Transistor gets a critical appraisal that kind of sums up every conversation this podcast has had about the game so far. Yes indeed, here in the suburban burg of Disembodied Voices you will find fun; not the musical group, but the emotional concept. Direct link to the episode yaaaaaaay!

Opening song: Chalupa Pass, from Minimap and composed by coda.

Ending song: I Do It for the Faeries, originally from The Legend of Zelda and ReMixed by The OneUps.

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Episode 128: Bastion's in the Past...ion

From the parting mists steps a man, sallow eyes lit by the neon glow of a hundred distant city lights like a bowl of souls catching fire. He's been to Hell and back, this man, and pain trails him in the night. "Transistor," the man they call Cameron whispers through the dark, "isn't as good as Bastion."

Well, Stephen "Never Shuts Up" Kelly has a more optimistic appraisal of the situation, and he gingerly attempts to step around the spoilers for Bryan's sake. To further disillusion Cameron, Dark Souls 2 has bested him and nobody wants to play Titanfall; they'd rather talk in-depth about TV's Arrow and its distinctly non-Marvel take on superheroes. This bores Cameron, as does brand new segment Stephen's Haphazard Video Game Reviews... Yeah, which invites listeners and a rinky-dink tale of Sonic Advanced and a little bit of pinball. After all of these difficult times, it's a wonder that Cameron wants to extend the podcast past its usual hour mark to discuss the nature of action adventure games and whether or not that genre actually makes any sense.

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Opening song: Chalupa Pass, from Minimap and composed by coda.

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Episode 127: Velma + Shaggy <3

Welcome to the first episode of Here's the Scoob, a podcast dedicated to keeping you in the groove with everyone's, like, favorite mystery-solving gang. The new Scooby-Doo cartoon gets points for complex character growth and demerits for use of cell phones, but the high jinks eventually (and inevitably) drift into JRPG territory thanks to Tales of Symphonia and Tales of Everything Else. Without Cameron there to implement draconian anti-WoW policies, western RPGs get some room to breath as well-- oh, and Kirby eats multiple trains in Kirby Triple Deluxe, did you know that? It's very cool. Direct link to the episode yaaaaaaay!

Opening song: Chalupa Pass, from Minimap and composed by coda.

Ending song: Pixelated Tales, originally from Tales of Symphonia and ReMixed by Showroom Dummy.

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Episode 126: Ooo is Fleeting, Azeroth is Forever

If you're in the niche category of people who play video games, watch movies, or eat food, then your needs will be well served during this episode Disembodied Voices. Stephen just finished an idyllic romp through Kirby: Triple Deluxe and Adventure Time Season 2, leaving him in a cloud of smiling butterflies that won't last forever. Several superhero shows (including The West Wing) are suggested to fill the gap of exciting television drama, but Bryan's only solution for gaming is World of Warcraft because power leveling to 90 is all-consuming. Not to be out-all-consumed, Zachary has devoted his life once again to a JRPG; his newest fancy is Grandia III, a PS2 classic that has been stealthy hanging out on his shelf for years. So then, dear listener, you are invited to stealthily hang out on the shelf of Disembodied Voices by listening in without the express knowledge of the panelists! Direct link to the episode yaaaaaaay!

Opening song: Chalupa Pass, from Minimap and composed by coda.

Ending song: GO! GO! GO! (Grand Opening), originally from Kirby: Superstar and ReMixed by Proto-Dome.

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Episode 125: The Dark Souls of the Force

May the fourth be with you, and may it also be with Zachary 'cause it's his birthday! (At the time of this recording, at least. Come on, these guys don't have time travelling powers like Putt-Putt. Not everyone can be like Putt-Putt you judgmental ruffian.) The episode starts out with a bunch of yelling and weird music, but before you know it Zachary is jumping out of his own metaphorical birthday cake to make a surprise appearance. He and Cameron go on and on about Dark Souls II again, so you'd better be down for talks of death and stat-based intrigue. There's still room for Guess That Pokemon: Wookieepedia Edition, a quiz that pits two beloved science fiction universes together in a clash that reveals Admiral Ackbar's first name. Cameron hates this game. :) Opening song: Chalupa Pass, from Minimap and composed by coda.

Ending song: Title Theme, from Musical Star Wars Birthday Card and composed by John Williams.

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Episode 124: Hyberbole and Metal Gear are Meant for Each Other

Cameron is still chilling with the bros. in Houston, but they have an additional disembodied voices to contend with thanks to Zachary "Still On Skype" Walton. That guy is a Dark Souls II fiend, and he dumps info like a Metal Gear Solid cutscene until his audience is satisfied. Funny enough, Metal Gear is the very next topic to get passed around as the Texas-bound trio have been working through Guns of the Patriots as they make gravelly grunts in the backs of their throats. Some other things happened too, presumably, but they really talked about those two things a lot. Opening song: Chalupa Pass, from Minimap and composed by coda.

Ending song: Sign of Fortune, originally from Metal Gear Solid 4 and ReMixed by DragonAvengerLevel 99, and OA.

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Episode 123: Harmonizing in Harmony(ish)

The DV Cast knows nothing about space-time continuum, but something somewhere must have broken something fierce because worlds are colliding like Super Smash Bros. in here. Cameron has traveled from Oregon City to the sandy land of Texas in which Stephen and Bryan reside, resulting in a very, very exciting outcome: the ability to test a new microphone! Cameron takes this opportunity to rifle through the brotherly duo's video game shelf (comprised mostly of Sonic Adventure 2) and wastes no time in finding his oldest friend and ally Resident Evil 4. A newcomer to the game collection is Metal Gear Solid 4, which the panel finds to be weird. Incidentally, Stephen teaches everyone about Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. All this and more is discussed in real time with real people in real life on a real couch and one real chair, but they accidentally recorded with the MacBook instead of their new microphone so they quit the podcast. Opening song: Chalupa Pass, from Minimap and composed by coda.

Ending song: Chillin' With the Bros., originally from Super Smash Bros. and ReMixed by Amphibious.

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Episode 122: The Man with the Crooked Nose

Video games are back! And so is Zachary! Nostalgia is unleashed upon the panel like a wistful genie from a wistful bottle as Stephen relates his trip through the very first episode of Disembodied Voices, reminding everyone that they have come a long way and that Dragon Age is better than Mass Effect. Less sentimental is hell, but that's where Cameron has been living for weeks now. Diablo III has its claws in the poor fellow, and he's dragging his comrades down with him. Zachary can't bother with demon duty as his Vita (AKA NGP) needs tending, mostly because of his favorite title Ys Every Game in the Series. Bryan ditches the show early, unfortunately, leaving Stephen to ramble on about games that nobody else really cares about and Cameron to make a lazy mess of the ending. Some things never change. Opening song: Chalupa Pass, from Minimap and composed by coda.

Ending song: Crash Test Dummy Man, originally from Mega Man 2 and ReMixed by A_Rival.

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Episode 120: In Which Stephen Weirds Everyone Out Again

Zachary becomes the Lord of All Goats this week. In other news, Stephen and Bryan finally have a hearth to hearth about Hearthstone after the rest of the DV Cast harshly rejects their heist-that-isn't-a-heist to hook a computer into a separate room. To be fair, Cameron is too busy preparing for Titanfalls to pay much heed to the dreams and aspirations of anyone else, let alone Blizzard and its continuing struggle to make Diablo III reach its demonic potential. Speaking of brand new releases for today's generation of gamers, Project Snowblind blindsided Stephen with a revolutionary idea that first-person shooters will look to for eons to come: level design. These are exciting times, folks, and you get to spend them with Disembodied Voices! Opening song: Chalupa Pass, from Minimap and composed by coda.

Stephen Noir: Main Theme, from Gunpoint and composed by John Robert Matz.

Heist Song: Blob in Space, from de Blob 2 and composed by John Guscott

Ending song: Purple Heart, originally from Rush'n Attack and ReMixed by goat.

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Episode 119: More Like Metal Gear Pallid

Panelist Cameron Nutter is no longer voiced by David Hayter, which wouldn't be so bad if Disembodied Voices didn't sell out and hire Tara Strong for the role of Bryan. All of these voice actor woes make the iffy changes of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes seem like the smallest of potatoes, despite the fact that it facilitates an enormous conversation rife with controversy, conspiracy, and some other enticingly alliterate word. Less infamous and yet vastly more InFamous is PS4 blockbuster InFamous: Second Son, winning over Zachary's embittered anti-Cole mindset. All of this cutting edge technology puts Stephen in the mood to play Sonic the Hedgehog 3 (BLAST PROCESSING) and makes Bryan want to play Hearthstone (because everything makes Bryan want to play Hearthstone). Crazy Taxi is also yelled about, so good on that. Opening song: Chalupa Pass, from Minimap and composed by coda.

Ending song: Mystical Groove, originally from Sonic the Hedgehog 3 and ReMixed by Arceace.

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Episode 118: Waluigi Hates This Podcast

Zachary may have lost his job, but one thing he will never lose is the will to Dark Souls. He leads the group in discussion about this transcendent experience and its uncanny ability to cause those who gaze upon its ebony night-colored glory to weep with tears of despair, and of joy, and of fury. Cameron's crying days are over, however, as is his fanatic loyalty to My Little Pony, which spawns the second most in-depth conversation of this particular episode. While emotions are high, why not remember Remember Me, a game that everyone is yelling about and yet nobody really knows what to think? At least the DV Cast understands Titanfall, even if it's accidentally insulted it a lot without being offered proper defense or even a lousy trial. Speaking of subjects relevant to Cameron, you don't want to miss brand new segment Cameron's News Alert, during which Cameron alerts us of news relevant to him! Afterwards, um... Waluigi happens. Or something. Opening song: Chalupa Pass, from Minimap and composed by coda.

Ending song: Super Hipster Land, originally from Super Mario Land and ReMixed by Blen.

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Episode 117: Wrath of the Nutter Butter

You may remember the long-harbored Disembodied Voices contention that surfaces once in a blue moon, but this time Cameron has stolen the entire stash for himself and is throwing it at Bryan! And who can blame him? Constructing bridges in the self-explanatory Bridge Constructor and watching hundreds of people perish because of your own uncontrollable hubris would put anyone in a foul mood, as would the stinky final boss from Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, which drove Stephen and Bryan bananas. Actually, Zachary's had a rough time as well with the trying trials of Dark Souls, even though the experience has ultimately made him a wiser, stronger, happier person. It's a good thing RPGs like Bravely Default, Knights of the Old Republic II, and World of Warcraft exist to calm everyone down and fill them with the inner warmth of predictable combat encounters. If you, too, take these values to heart, then please join the DV Cast in an audio adventure you will never forget for at least a day. And don't forget about Whales are Whales, the fun-filled network that Disembodied Voices calls home!

Opening song: Chalupa Pass, from Minimap and composed by coda.

Ending song: Blast Beatdown, originally from Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble and ReMixed by tefnek and zircon.

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