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 4: Wherein Zachary's Taste is Insulted Numerous Times

It's the dawn of E3 and all the people in the video game stratosphere are running around like Red-Bull-fueled ants. Zachary fills us in on the Konami press conference, Cameron has misgivings about the stalling 3DS, Stephen talks a lot (probably too much) about game narrative, and Bryan reveals to the entire panel that he is, in truth, an aquatic vertebrate. This is clearly another action-packed episode, so go and download Disembodied Voices Episode 4; you can even subscribe on iTunes! [audio http://dl.dropbox.com/u/24480952/Disembodied%20Voices%20-%20Episode%204.mp3]