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 133: The Lava Forge Arises

Stephen and Bryan were clowning around downtown when a comedy of errors led them straight into car accident, garnering concern from the noble Zachary and an uncalled-for The Last of Us jab from Cameron. But hey, not the minor destruction of a vehicle is nothing compared to having no legal way of playing GBA games, so it's a good thing that Joel-bashing aforementioned fool can commiserate with GameCube classics, including Luigi's Mansion, Metroid Prime, and maybe Cubivore? Oh, but gentle sir or gentle madame, the commiseration does not end there, for Zach is now a fellow MMO guy-- DPS, tanking, the whole nine yards. It's just a shame he can't expand his horizons to Minecraft, which now has an official Whales are Whales server (invite-only for now, sorry masses of fans) that the remaining DV Cast members have been plumbing for adventure and lava. Um... it's hard to think up endings to these descriptions, but who really cares, nobody reads them. [audio https://ia902501.us.archive.org/9/items/DisembodiedVoicesEpisode133/Disembodied%20Voices%20-%20Episode%20133.mp3]

 

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

Ending song: Crashed Men, originally from Mega Man 2 and ReMixed by aneurySm.

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.