With Zachary out the picture, this week's episode of Disembodied Voices becomes a landslide of anti-Metal-Gear-Solid-3 propaganda, complete with critical analysis (emphasis on the "critical") of its many weirdo bosses, missed opportunities, and that one ladder scene. Speaking of being down on things, the Xbox One fails to capture the interest of anyone in the virtual room, unlike the captivating subject of breakfast at Denny's. Thankfully the gears are shifted into positive mode for Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon, despite shaky pacing thanks to the unacceptably impatient Professor E. Gadd. Speaking of people with near-maniacal obsession to overly complicated hobbies, speedrunners and the speedruns they speedrun are discussed with due respect, concluding with the decision that Cameron will speedrun Resident Evil 4 while Stephen and Bryan speedrun nothing. You really should stick around to the very end. You don't want to miss that Denny's bit, do you? [audio https://www.cubby.com/p/_6a0f9d5b37dd47cebd0464b0b0730c8f/Disembodied%20Voices%20-%20Episode%2081.mp3]
A new series born by necessity, Random Encounters picks a random video game from the void and forces the participants to talk about it. This inaugural episode is off to an exciting start with Gone Fishin', an MS-DOS title that nobody in the world knows about (including the panelists). All sorts of fishing mechanics are explored in great detail, from SEGA Bass Fishing to World of Warcraft, with the entire whirlpool of discussion centering around the classic gem of the good old days, Gone Fishin'. Join Stephen and Bryan for this adventure, listeners. Otherwise they'll be lonely. [audio https://www.cubby.com/p/_22a248447054404fa17a5cc5fb37a424/Disembodied+Voices+-+Random+Encounters+-+Gone+Fishin'.mp3/]
Music: Precious Metals, originally from Pokemon Gold Version and remixed by Benjamin Briggs, Insert Rupee, and halc.
Disembodied Voices descends upon the waking world for another podcast about video games, complete with all your favorite characters of the DV Cast. Bryan and Cameron assure the conversation takes a sharp, immediate turn towards StarCraft II as they congratulate one another on military victories and force Zachary into missing the simple days of flat out cheating. Darksiders II is still hanging around thanks to Stephen, a man who wouldn't know what a Forge Land is if it punched him in the gut, and meanwhile Crysis 3's silly rope physics are most definitely knot appreciated. A brand new segment called Let's Pronounce Zelda Things, Woo is introduced to keep the plot interesting, which leads to the startling revelation that Bryan's middle name is Bob. Indeed, there are a whole host of inside jokes that can only be understood and tenderly loved should you listen to Disembodied Voices Episode 72, so consider doing just that! [audio https://www.cubby.com/p/_d5fff7c974be46fdbce40446b43cfe3e/Disembodied+Voices+-+Episode+72.mp3]
Opening song: Electrolytic Man, originally from Mega Man and remixed by MaJIN_SaN, ambient, and tomatsu.
Ending song: Agahnim Arsenik, originally from The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past and remixed by AeroZ.
There is no Cameron present in this week's episode of Disembodied Voices, and that rekindles contention thought to buried deep in the passage of time. But since he isn't around to complain, everyone else decides to talk about video games with a carefree spirit. Stephen pits the PC and 3DS versions of Mutant Mudds against one another, The Walking Dead Episode 1 brings a touch of undead emotion to Bryan's life, and Zachary makes them both regret leaving The Last Story in a state of unplayed neglect. Delectable Design tackles the concept of time travel and its many broken forms, along with some not-as-broken forms for good measure. Shadow of Destiny and Bugs Bunny Lost in Time both have their respective five minutes of fame this day. Join this video game adventure in Disembodied Voices Episode 53, with many more to come. The podcast is never over. [audio http://dl.dropbox.com/u/98302924/Disembodied%20Voices%20-%20Episode%2053.mp3]
Opening song: Test Dummy, originally from Mega Man 2 and remixed by AE.
Ending song: Serious Moon Business, originally from Majora's Mask and remixed by Insixfour and halc.