Episode 94: A Return to Contention

This week on Disembodied Voices the topics revolve around sexism and its oft-crossed line between parody and immaturity, Kickstarter's long-term dependability with big-budget projects, and the social stigma of anime along with recommendations from a panel of diverse human beings. No, Stephen, Bryan, Cameron, and Zachary have no idea what happened either, but that's what this episode is about. It's also full of debate/arguments/contention, but does include a smattering of video games such as Tales of Xillia, Killer is Dead, Guild Wars 2, and Hero Academy. If you're up for a nontraditional bout of hearty discussion, this is the show for you! Opening song: Electrolytic Man, originally from Mega Man and ReMixed by MaJIN_SaN, ambient, and tomatsu.

Ending song: The 51st, originally from No More Heroes and ReMixed by Homeslice.

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Episode 93: Goodbye Beardo, Hello Guild Wars

The Absolutely Free Weekend of Guild Wars dominates this week's conversation, raising cultural tensions even more than usual as Zachary's beloved Japanese RPGs are pushed to the side in favor of the West. Stephen the Asura Guardian, Bryan the Charr Mesmer, and Cameron the Norn Warrior paint a painterly picture of why they've been having such a blast running amok in Not-Azeroth, which includes a critical analyses of capital cities and a funny story about how Cameron accidentally did the right thing. There is sadness amongst the joy, however: Stephen's BACNLFF (Best Animal Crossing: New Leaf Friend Forever) moved out of his town, but not out of his heart. To balance out these emotional swings, Zachary updates us on his steadfast quest through Tales of Xillia, followed up by a very brief round of Review a Game in Five Words. That's it's for this episode, but look forward to the new series "MMO Bros.", in which Stephen and Bryan talk about MMOs for multiple hours! [audio https://www.cubby.com/p/_3c2e68977c6e496b9df26b43c85824dc/Disembodied%20Voices%20-%20Episode%2093.mp3]

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

Sad Ninja Gaiden song: Sudden Loss, originally from Ninja Gaiden and ReMixed by goat.

Ending song: A Decent Challenge, originally from Final Fantasy XI Online and ReMixed by Tweex.

Episode 92: Return/Revenge of the Cameron

Cameron is no longer sleeping on the floor of an airport, so launch the fireworks and toast your complimentary Capri Suns, celebrate, celebrate. The entire DV Cast has reunited to talk about that most pleasant of subjects (video games), and no dearth of subject matter is to be found. Despite a tense argument over the perceivable cuteness of Wittle Wuna (?), the air is filled with lots of jovial talk about Zachary's continued Tales tale, Cameron's appreciation of Kill Place 3, and Bryan's juggling of strategy games. Stephen just talks about stuff like Pokemon cards and Star Wars LEGOs, which no one really wants to hear. And then Cameron quits. So this is an exceptionally normal episode of Disembodied Voices. Enjoy! [audio https://www.cubby.com/p/_eb423073e6054766874f55a20def4bbb/Disembodied%20Voices%20-%20Episode%2092.mp3]

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

Ending song: Go into the Light, originally from Sonic Colors and ReMixed by Rexy.

Episode 91: Furret is This Episode's Mascot

Cameron is sleeping on the floor of an airport, leaving everyone to pick up his slack (but hopefully not his unsanitary habits). As it turns out, however, a roomful of ferrets is no way to live a clean and virtuous life, and neither is xenophobia, forcing Stephen to confront two very important aspects of his worldview. As usual, Zachary's worldview is firmly focused on Japan; specifically, on Tales of Xillia. Speaking of that country, Bryan has middling things to say about Skulls of the Shogun, which was developed in the west but is totally about shoguns. Fortunately, lots of fun stuff swoops in to save the day, including a spontaneous game of Name That Pokemon, qualitative assessments of Batman graphic novels, and Stephen's RPG Maker title "Lair of Lobster Man". It's an especially good and goofy episode of Disembodied Voices, so don't be a square; enter its domain! If you'd like to experience the shoddy and heart-pounding survival horror game "Lair of Lobster Man" for yourself, here's a download. Your computer will probably say that it's malicious, but it seriously isn't.

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

Ending song: My Friend Mudkip, originally from Pokemon Sapphire Version and ReMixed by halc.

Episode 90: The Podcast of Us

The pseudo-benevolent master shipping people at GameFly decided to send Stephen and Bryan The Last of Us at... well, last. This has triggered an entire episode theme dedicated (for the most part) to the thrilling, shocking, saddening, happening events of this Naughty Dog creation. Combat mechanics, favorite moments, expectations, beginnings, endings, and just about everything in between have a turn in the spotlight in spoilerific fashion, so please watch your step. Of course, there's always time to chat up Ask Yoda and shoot the breeze about Street Sharks, and the DV Cast have been playing games, too. Bryan handed his brother a briefcase of nineteen retro games for his birthday, sparking a violent argument about Chrono Trigger, and Zachary has quite a tale to tell about a terrible JRPG that he loves for no reason. It's an episode you should listen to for sure. [audio https://www.cubby.com/p/_488dceac325b49bfa7bfe2ac40bf8384/Disembodied%20Voices%20-%20Episode%2090.mp3/]

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

Story time song: Weeping Willow, originally from Willow and ReMixed by ilp0.

Ending song: It's Morphin Time!, originally from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and ReMixed by WillRock.