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]

 

Direct link to the episode yaaaaaaay!

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

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

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.

[audio https://ia902504.us.archive.org/4/items/DisembodiedVoicesEpisode131/Disembodied%20Voices%20-%20Episode%20131.mp3]

Not So Secret Thanks a Lot Bryan Tactical Espionage Santa Xperience 2013/2014 Results

The gifts have been given. The games have been played. Here now stand four members of the DV Cast in the bright, fresh year of 2014 to conclude the Not So Secret Thanks a Lot Bryan Tactical Espionage Santa Xperience 2013. Stephen embarks on a decidedly Japanese RPG in Ys I, Bryan cautiously peers into the tiger-infested jungles of Far Cry 3, Cameron runs off at the speed of love to meet Sonic Generations and Sonic CD head on, and Zachary cackles with mad glee at the prospect of tearing into bottom-of-the-barrel motorcycle wreck Ride to Hell: Retribution. Will these games become beloved favorites for all of time or will they ruin Christmas forever? Both of these outcomes are profoundly unlikely! Opening/ending song: Christmas in the Village (Silver Bells), originally from Lufia II: Rise of the Sinistrals and remixed by Dale North.

[audio https://www.cubby.com/p/_43cd1e2c621f42bda72c9f655e76cbe5/Not%20So%20Secret%20Thanks%20a%20Lot%20Bryan%20Tactical%20Espionage%20Santa%20Xperience%202013%202014%20Results.mp3]

Episode 73: Not Episode 72

You have come. You have come to the throes of destiny-- YOUR destiny-- and it is called Disembodied Voices. This podcast will reveal to you many things and many things will be revealed. Stephen demonstrates the language of Twi'leki as he speaks of the mystical and ancient game of pazaak; Bryan summons his inner Sun Tzu to wage a physical and spiritual war against the vile Zerg; Cameron draws upon a raindrop-filled well of wisdom to elaborate on the nature of personal ownership and its enlightenment; Zachary offer instruction on the art of outrunning the Komodo dragon itself. In other words, everyone talks about video games. Come, be not afraid, and listen to this podcast, good haly. (That's Twi'leki for "visitor".) [audio https://www.cubby.com/p/_cb17dff66e9a47eabedd98a9a8b11409/Disembodied+Voices+-+Episode+73.mp3]

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

Ending song: Last Dance of the Giants, originally from The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask and remixed by Kozlitek.

Episode 66: Decaf Coffee is Just Fine (no it's not)

Video games fly through the air like sparks at a bonfire made of podcasts in Disembodied Voices Episode 66! The entire DV Cast is here to talk about the journey of Journey, the revengeful downfall of Just Cause 2, the deep space adventures of FTL, the intense radicalness of Noitu Love 2: Devolution, the death-like grip of Darksiders II, the public indecency of The Last Story, the unfortunate story of Far Cry 3, the ever-present shadow of Black Ops 2, the simple wonder of Nintendo Land, and-- believe it or not-- much more. Yes, Stephen is rambling away with personal anecdotes, Cameron is playing loud music to be annoying, Zachary is feeling "eh", and Bryan almost resigns as host, but there are still lots of video games. [audio http://dl.dropbox.com/u/98302924/Disembodied%20Voices%20-%20Episode%2066.mp3]

Opening song:  Test Dummy, originally from Mega Man 2 and remixed by AE.

Ending song: Burning Up, originally from Dr. Mario and remixed by DJ Redlight.

Episode 65: No Tacos in Assassin's Creed 3

Hello, listeners, and welcome to the 65th episode of Disembodied Voices, the podcast that always talks about video games because why not? Stephen is the only one who doesn't feel the Need for Speed this week and clearly isn't the Most Wanted host, but he still has a couple of ridiculous stories from the explosive world of Just Cause 2. If you're still pining for more open-world shenanigans, Cameron has a pretty good story about how he killed five tigers using only a bow and Molotov cocktail thanks to Far Cry 3. On a less violent note, Nintendo Land is way better than it should be, and it is talked about with joyful wonder and wonderful joy. The Wii U itself also gets a mash-up discussion of simple reactionary thoughts and critical analysis. Oh, anda  Dishonored vs. Thief: Deadly Shadows discussion turns into a coup staged by the power-hungry Bryan. It's a crazy episode, folks. [audio http://dl.dropbox.com/u/98302924/Disembodied%20Voices%20-%20Episode%2065.mp3]

Opening song:  Test Dummy, originally from Mega Man 2 and remixed by AE.

Ending song: Saturday Night Speedway, originally from Sonic CD and remixed by Gecko Yamori.