Dec 252012

This week on UnderDiscussion we just let the camera roll so to speak as we continue No-Effort December. All your favorite undergophers (and Brady) are here to discuss anything and everything.
This is also our Christmas episode. Sort of.

This week we blame Steven Spielberg for modern first person shooters, discuss the Vietnam war, Elder Signs (Spoilers: it’s fantastic), Get Bit!, “My Brain is Tau.”, Fantasy Flight games and their rule books  “Go to GenCon, play with the Devs.”, Vornheim, The Saddest Thing Ever, Stargate Fanfic, why webcams are a bad idea, the fact that we are the best podcast on the internet, Tim: upstanding citizen, Preferred Enemies, Brady’s mom, the book episode, Who Wants to be a Superhero, Rob Liefield, Call of Duty commercials, Tim: Timely and Topical, Music videos from the early 90s, Slandering celebrities, Commentary tracks, jokes in poor taste, comedy and censorship, the one book Brady doesn’t have, Dustin gets accused of being a Brony, the cartoons we watch, when tv shows are past their prime, Community, There is no point for any sit-com to have a movie, Squikyness and words that just sound awful.

We manage to stuff all of that into a stocking about 58 minutes long.

Jun 282010

This week Slacker joins WDR and I as we discuss video games. This weeks episode starts off with a discussion about video game RPGs and then continues on to such topics as shooters, racers, motion controls and the extinction of the arcade.

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Wizz by Bob Wizman

Jun 232010

or Star Wars: The Force Unleashed

So there I was minding my own business, when E3 comes along and has a trailer for The Force Unleashed 2. I decide that I’m interest and begin checking out any info that I can about the game. Deciding that I might pick up the game my completionist tendencies kicked in and said “Woah there. We can’t play the sequel to a game without playing the original. That would just be wrong!” and I said “Where were you when I picked up Fallout 3? Huh smart guy!” Well, during this argument I had somehow managed to purchase the first game on Xbox on demand for about $30 (a little steep for a game that’s been out for two years, but nowhere near the price I would have paid had I bought it new.) Eagerly awaiting the download to finish I fell asleep, because in deciding to not give the 24-hour walmart any money meant that I was going to be here a while. I awoke the next day eager to start the game, wondering how long it would take me to finish it (That Damn Punk and I managed to beat the first Crackdown in shifts in only 14 hours after we picked it up.) Unfortunately I had to go to work. But only 10 hours later I was ripping into Imperials with my light saber and Force blasting the faces off of Jawas.

The game is nothing spectacular. It’s almost a standard sword and sorcery hack and slash except for the setting and the decent story that the game develops as you play. The cinematics are well done, the voice acting is really good for a video game (“You’re a jedi boy, size means nothing to you!” is one of my favorite lines from the game) and the visuals are great. The targeting of your posers is super-wonky, and you’re not going to find all of the hidden prize boxes (I mean holocrons) on your first play through, but it is otherwise a solid game.