Episode 89: An Open-Ended Discussion

Not being able to land helicopters on top of buildings or swim out to sea is the worst, so the DV Cast will be talking about open-world games this week. Mercenaries, Skyrim, Red Dead Redemption, and a gang of similar games are gathered together and compared against one another as the perfect combination is pondered, placing scope and exploration as holy grails of open-worldliness. You can also look forward to cherished memories of such games and a Wikipedia-based quiz that you can technically play along with, but you're not specifically invited, sorry. But hey, cheer up! Lots of other fun stuff happens, too. Stephen gives into all the things about video games that he doesn't like and become a mass-murdering Lara Croft convert, Bryan obliterates an entire city because he's evil, and Zachary becomes a human Shin Megami Tensei bestiary. As for Cameron, his opinion is vaguely insulted in his absence. Yes indeed, this episode has everything! [audio https://www.cubby.com/p/_208291cbc5c040e0ab91eaccfa8c8c24/Disembodied%20Voices%20-%20Episode%2089.mp3]

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

Ending song: In Your Prime, originally from Super Metroid and ReMixed by Big Giant Circles.

Episode 85: Robots and Multiplayer Games

This week's show is all about robots! That's a lie, actually, but robots are heavily involved. More to the point, the qualities of a strong multiplayer are mode are dissected (Cameron's verdict on necessary components is "fun"); beloved moments of multiplayer gone by come to light, including 100% loony Call of Duty stunts and that wheelchair guy from Final Fight; and a brand new quiz show called TGIWIORWDIYHTGTGME is introduced. On the recently played games front, Cameron loves/laments his time with Dust: An Elysian Tail, Bryan goes on about Not Game of the Year 2012 Darksiders II, and Stephen uses Binary Domain to steer the conversation toward robots again. Have a listen and type something about your feelings (preferably about the episode's new format, but if you just need to get something off your chest, feel free). [audio https://www.cubby.com/p/_3c236897ffee43ada048979369aa29d4/Disembodied%20Voices%20-%20Episode%2085.mp3]

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

Ending song: Robotastic Dub-o-Matic Genetic Lab, originally from Return All Robots and ReMixed by Mattias Häggström Gerdt.

Episode 82: Deep Dish Podcast

This episode of Disembodied Voices is, as they used to say in the olden times of your ancestor's ancestors, a doozy. Stephen begins the show with a confusing time travel gag, which almost immediately loses him the hosting seat. Thank the gods of artful podcastery that Bryan leads his noble band into more intelligent territory, including dating sims and Noid. Speaking of the former, Zachary has essentially given his life for a visual novel whose title he declines to impart, leading nicely into Stephen's xenophobic diatribe on people and the silly relationships they have. All of this relates to Liberation Maiden and Binary Domain, both of which Stephen has been enjoying over the weekend. His brother has been rather American about the whole affair-- opting for Knights of the Old Republic and a small chunk of Anarchy Online-- just to increase the cultural confusion. It's a pretty dumb episode, folks. [audio https://www.cubby.com/p/_86c8f42abc994e1080fcd96b8ee7c232/Disembodied+Voices+-+Episode+82.mp3]

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

Ending song: OverClocked Spot, originally from Cool Spot and ReMixed by Big Giant Circles.