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On this weekly podcast, overeducated nerd codependent friends, Andrew and Dan, discuss things nerdy and geeky for all intents and purposes.

Andrew Asplund & D. Bethel


    • Nov 26, 2021 LATEST EPISODE
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    King Weyland-Yutani

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 40:15

    OLD MAN YELLS AT CLOUD: Acclaimed director, Ridley Scott, argues that it's millennials––not people skittish about returning to movie theaters amid a pandemic––that is causing his newest film, The Last Duel, to do poorly at the box office. Our host discusses all of the factors involved with this strange accusation. RELEVANT EPISODES: "Answer Sandwich" (24 October 2014): Where our hosts discuss Ridley Scott's Alien. "Su Gana" (11 November 2016): Where our hosts discuss V For Vendetta and its modern applications. "Pure Chaos" (26 May 2017): Where our hosts are joined by Taylor to talk about Ridley Scott's Alien: Covenant. RELEVANT LINKS: Fleming, Jr., Mike. "Ridley Scott Won't Let Age Or Pandemic Slow A Storytelling Appetite That Brought ‘House of Gucci' & ‘The Last Duel;' Napoleon & More ‘Gladiator' Up Next." Deadline, Penske Business Media, 12 Nov. 2021. Twitter user and Bus Operator, Mack, yes, That Mack, analyzes the bus fight sequence from Shang-Chi: The Legend of the Ten Rings in a great thread. INFO: Visit our website at forallintents.net and leave your thoughts as comments on the page for this episode. Join our Facebook page Social: Andrew - Twitter & Instagram, D. Bethel - Twitter & Instagram Subscribe to our YouTube channel. Subscribe to and review the show on the iTunes store or on Spotify.

    Scary Gongs

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 37:41

    KOTICK TOCK TIME'S UP: This week, after a scathing report, employees of Activision/Blizzard walked out calling for the expulsion of the company's CEO, Bobby Kotick. Our hosts examine the situation and how it symptomizes larger aspects of video game culture. RELEVANT LINKS: Grind, Kirsten, Ben Fritz, and Sarah E. Needleman. "Activision CEO Bobby Kotick Knew for Years About Sexual-Misconduct Allegations at Videogame Giant." Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones & Company, 16 November 2021. Jackson, Gita. "Workers Walk Out As Board, Company Stand Behind Activision Blizzard CEO Accused of Covering Up Sexual Abuse." Waypoint, Vice Media, 16 November 2021. Ashley Oh's tweet about the cosmic horror of the Taco Bell gong sound. Plunkett, Luke. "Let's Meet the Activision Board Members Supporting Besieged Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick." Kotaku, G/O Media, 17 November 2021. Pulliam-Moore, Charles. "Comic Book Workers United Wants a Seat at the Table." Gizmodo, G/O Media, 08 Nov. 2021. Schreier, Jason. "Playstation CEO Criticize Activision's Response to Misconduct and Harassment Allegations." Fortune, 17 November 2021. RELEVANT EPISODES: "Less-Impressive-Than-Expected No. 7" (01 July 2017): Where our hosts discuss the "interesting" game from a creator of Mega Man, Mighty No. 9. "Sword Club" (30 July 2021): Where Andrew and D. Bethel talked about Activision Blizzard being investigated by the state of California. INFO: Visit our website at forallintents.net and leave your thoughts as comments on the page for this episode. Join our Facebook page Social: Andrew - Twitter & Instagram, D. Bethel - Twitter & Instagram Find Taylor on Twitter and Instagram Subscribe to our YouTube channel. Subscribe to and review the show on the iTunes store or on Spotify. FEATURED MUSIC: "Disco Medusae" by Kevin McLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3652-disco-medusae "District Four" by Kevin McLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3662-district-four Tracks are licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    An Accident of Flavor

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 46:43

    DIAMOND ANNIVERSARY: Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim turned 10 years old this week, celebrated with yet another re-release of the game across all gaming platforms. Andrew and D. Bethel talk about this milestone for a brief bit. PLEASE STOP: NFTs continue to rear their ugly heads as major gaming publishers announce their interest in integrating blockchain weirdness into their games. After an explanation of the whole mess, D. Bethel and Andrew discuss NFTs' possible impact on video games. RIP DEAN STOCKWELL: After a long and storied career, actor and writer Dean Stockwell passed away this week. Nerds know him best as Al from Quantum Leap, but his strange choices and charismatic performances made him an actor everybody surely has a fond memory of in some way or another. RELEVANT LINKS: A screenshot from Reddit outlining the hit cryptocurrency may take after the institution of the recently passed legislation (via the Twitter account @CoinersTakingLs). Tweets from @outstarwalker about how NFTs may not be the game changer some people think they are. McCaffry, Ryan. "Todd Howard on Skyrim's Legacy, Elder Scrolls 6, Starfield, and More!––IGN Unfiltered #61." IGN, Ziff Davis, 09 Nov. 2021. Smith, Graham. "EA CEO Says FIFA Players want NFTs, Which Are 'Part of the Future of Our Industry.'" Rock Paper Shotgun, Gamer Network Limited, 04 Nov. 2021. Valentine, Rebeka. "Ubisoft Plans to Create its Own Blockchain Games to 'Enable More Play-to-Earn.'" IGN, Ziff Davis, 28 Oct. 2021 (Updated 01 Nov. 2021). RELEVANT EPISODES: "Milkbloods" (09 April 2021): Where D. Bethel and Andrew first discuss the cultural pandemic called NFTs. "Meat Pops" (22 Oct. 2021): Where Andrew discusses the different ways Steam and the Epic Games store are approaching NFTs. INFO: Visit our website at forallintents.net and leave your thoughts as comments on the page for this episode. Join our Facebook page Social: Andrew - Twitter & Instagram, D. Bethel - Twitter & Instagram Find Taylor on Twitter and Instagram Subscribe to our YouTube channel. Subscribe to and review the show on the iTunes store or on Spotify. FEATURED MUSIC: "Disco Medusae" by Kevin McLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3652-disco-medusae "District Four" by Kevin McLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3662-district-four Tracks are licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    Eloquent as Ever

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 54:46

    WEEK IN GEEK: Andrew continues to get excited by recent Star Trek offerings, specifically the conclusion of season 2 of Star Trek: The Lower Decks and the premiere of the Paramount+/Nickelodeon joint, Star Trek: Prodigy. D. Bethel finally offers his thoughts on Metroid: Dread (aka Metroid 5) after completing it, uh, three times. RELEVANT EPISODES: "I Am the State" (26 February 2021): Where D. Bethel rants about Nintendo not respecting Metroid on its 35th anniversary. "Butt Magic" (16 October 2021): Where Andrew discusses the first season of the animated comedy, Star Trek: The Lower Decks. "Con Artists #7: Return of the Con" (29 October 2021): The most recent episode of Con Artists where D. Bethel and Kyrun Silva of Taurus Comics talk about making and selling comics amidst a global pandemic. INFO: Visit our website at forallintents.net and leave your thoughts as comments on the page for this episode. Join our Facebook page Social: Andrew - Twitter & Instagram, D. Bethel - Twitter & Instagram Find Taylor on Twitter and Instagram Subscribe to our YouTube channel. Subscribe to and review the show on the iTunes store or on Spotify. FEATURED MUSIC: "Disco Medusae" by Kevin McLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3652-disco-medusae "District Four" by Kevin McLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3662-district-four Tracks are licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    Con Artists #07 - Return of the Con

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 57:06

    In the world of 2021, not much has changed. Hope and optimism dares to tread across the jamb as COVID vaccines get into the arms of people across the world and, for independent comickers, conventions start to return...kind of. After attending only a few shows in 2021––their first in nearly two years––D. Bethel (of the webcomic, Long John) and Kyrun Silva (of Taurus Comics and the 4 Tales Podcast) reconvene to share their experiences, fears, and surprises with the fact that comic shows and conventions have become very different beasts from what they were before, and how difficult it may be to adapt. RELEVANT INFORMATION: Find Kyrun's work through Taurus Comics at: Taurus Comics website 4 Tales Podcast Facebook Twitter D. Bethel's webcomic, Long John. Instagram Long John Facebook A Podcast [ , ] For All Intents and Purposes Podcast Facebook OTHER EPISODES: Con Artists #01 - StocktonCon, pt. 1 : The drive home from the first day of the show. Kyrun and D. discuss making sales, confidence, and the comics they grew up reading and enjoying. Con Artists #02 - StocktonCon, pt. 2 : The drive to StocktonCon to start Day 2 of the show. They discuss the importance of continuity, the level of fan engagement and ownership over continuity, and Dan's strange reading habits growing up. Con Artists #03 - StocktonCon, pt. 3 : Where Kyrun and D. talk about the breadth of indie comics, writing comics, and dive headfirst into personal nostalgia. Con Artists #04 - StocktonCon Winter 2019: Where D. Bethel and Kyrun try out StocktonCon's inaugural Winter show...with mixed results. Con Artists #05 - No Con 2020: Where Kyrun and D. Bethel address being an independent comic creator in a world without conventions. Con Artists #06 - Tickets & Tables: Where D. Bethe & Kyrun continue to ponder life without incomes and how the industry has tried to fill that void.

    Meat Pops

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 48:57

    NEWS CRUISE: Andrew and D. Bethel cover a lot of different news stories this week, including the acceptance of NFTs in video games by Steam and the Epic Games Store; the workers of tabletop game developer, Paizo, form a union; developers who worked on Metroid Dread not seeing their names in the credits; Ruby Rose speaking up about their treatment on the set of Batwoman's first season; and some announcements made by DC during the DC Fandome event. UPDATE: Venerated Metroid fansite, Shinesparkers, reached out to Metroid Dread developers, MercurySteam, for clarification on what qualified for crediting in the game, specifically with regard to what constitutes the "25% game dev time" and "significant creative contributions," stating: "A significant contribution might mean A LOT of things: from designing a playable character, writing dialogues, lore.. anything substantially important to the game. On the 25% this is something based on our experience. Of course it can be seen differently elsewhere." FURTHER UPDATE: Union issues with Paizo and its workers came to an agreement on Thursday, October 21, with Paizo officially recognizing the workers' union. RELEVANT LINKS: Craddock, Ryan. "Metroid Dread Staff Say They've Been Left Out of Game's Credits, MercurySteam Responds." NintendoLife, NLife Media, 14 October 2021. D'Anastasio, Cecilia. "Tabletop RPG Workers Say Their Jobs Are No Fantasy." Wired, Condé Nast, 19 October 2021. Darren. "We Spoke to MercurySteam on Developer Credit in Metroid Dread." Shinesparkers, 15 October 2021. "Day 8: Critical Success!" United Paizo Workers, 21 October 2021. Newton, Casey. "How NFTs Are Creating a Generational Divide Between Platforms." The Verge, Vox Media, 20 October 2021. Patches, Matt. "Ruby Rose Details Batwoman Set's Abusive Conditions, Severe Injuries." Polygon, Vox Media, 20 October 2021. RELEVANT EPISODES: "Business Exempt" (19 October 2018): Where D. Bethel and Andrew talk about the first major attempt to unionize video game workers. "A Casualty of the Rhyme" (22 May 2020): Where our hosts, along with Taylor, talk about Ruby Rose's sudden departure from Batwoman. "Milkbloods" (09 April 2021): When Andrew and D. Bethel first discussed the strange culture of NFTs. INFO: Visit our website at forallintents.net and leave your thoughts as comments on the page for this episode. Join our Facebook page Social: Andrew - Twitter & Instagram, D. Bethel - Twitter & Instagram Find Taylor on Twitter and Instagram Subscribe to our YouTube channel. Subscribe to and review the show on the iTunes store or on Spotify. FEATURED MUSIC: "Disco Medusae" by Kevin McLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3652-disco-medusae "District Four" by Kevin McLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3662-district-four Tracks are licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

    Ghost Games

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 39:38

    BETTER DREAD THAN DEAD: D. Bethel shares some initial thoughts on the newest 2D Metroid game, Metroid 5 aka Metroid Dread. EMULATE YOU WANT IT, THAT'S THE WAY YOU NEED IT: Kotaku got in a bit of heat when they reported a story about how people were able to get Metroid Dread up and running on emulators in a smooth 60 frames per second at 4K resolution. The problem is that, in the original story, readers felt that Kotaku was, in fact, recommending people pirate Dread instead of buying it because of the emulator's stronger performance. This lead to another round of discussion about emulation, piracy, and game preservation. Andrew and D. Bethel do their best to weigh in on these issues. RELEVANT LINKS: Phillips, Tom. "Game Dev Tycoon Forces Those Who Pirate the Game to Unwittingly Fail from Piracy." Eurogamer, Gamer Network Limited, 17 October 2017. Zweizen, Zack. "Metroid Dread is Already Running on Switch Emulators." Kotaku, G/O Media, 11 October 2021. "Metroid Dread - Announcement Trailer - Nintendo | E3 2021." uploaded by Nintendo, 15 June 2021. RELEVANT EPISODES: "The Eye of Agamemnon" (18 November 2016): Where D. Bethel and Andrew discuss the storied history of old episodes of Doctor Who erased from existence by the BBC. "River City Rampage" (17 August 2018): Where Andrew and D. Bethel discuss the value and importance (and danger) of video game emulation. "I Am the State" (26 February 2021): Where D. Bethel and Andrew discuss whether the Metroid series is being neglected by Nintendo. INFO: Visit our website at forallintents.net and leave your thoughts as comments on the page for this episode. Join our Facebook page Social: Andrew - Twitter & Instagram, D. Bethel - Twitter & Instagram Find Taylor on Twitter and Instagram Subscribe to our YouTube channel. Subscribe to and review the show on the iTunes store or on Spotify. FEATURED MUSIC: "Disco Medusae" by Kevin McLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3652-disco-medusae "District Four" by Kevin McLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3662-district-four Tracks are licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

    Crypto ATM

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 49:21

    PACHINKO IS CRYPTO: Our hosts walk a snake-like path this week as they discuss everything from recent trends in the sketch cryptocurrency/NFT market to the news that Konami may be getting out of pachinko and back into making video games again. It's quite a conversation, in other words. RELEVANT EPISODES: "Heart Law, Article 9" (03 July 2014): Where our hosts discuss why Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater is an important game (by their metric, at least). "Recorded Entirely in Esperanto" (01 May 2015): Where our hosts discuss the fall of "the final domino" on Konami's game-developing existence. "Milkbloods" (09 April 2021): Where our hosts first discuss the shady business of NFTs. INFO: Visit our website at forallintents.net and leave your thoughts as comments on the page for this episode. Join our Facebook page Social: Andrew - Twitter & Instagram, D. Bethel - Twitter & Instagram Find Taylor on Twitter and Instagram Subscribe to our YouTube channel. Subscribe to and review the show on the iTunes store or on Spotify. FEATURED MUSIC: "Disco Medusae" by Kevin McLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3652-disco-medusae "District Four" by Kevin McLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3662-district-four Tracks are licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

    Halloween Still

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 42:25


    RTD2: With the next series of Doctor Who wrapping up the tenures of both the star, Jodie Whittaker, and its showrunner, Chris Chibnall, it was announced that the 2023 series will herald the return of the showrunner who brought the show back from the wilderness in 2005, Russell T Davies. Our hosts discuss the possibilities––and drawbacks––of this announcement. RELEVANT LINKS: "The Lost Trophy." The Diana Jones Award, The Diana Jones Award Committee. "Russell T Davies to Return as Doctor Who Showrunner." Doctor Who.tv, BBC Studios, 24 September 2021. Where Cascina Caradonna, face model for the character of "Dina" in The Last of Us, Part 2, sees her face for the first time in her playthrough of the game: RELEVANT EPISODES: "Teasing the Difference" (05 June 2015): Where D. Bethel discusses playing The Last of Us, the game that came with his purchase of this Playstation 4. INFO: Visit our website at forallintents.net and leave your thoughts as comments on the page for this episode. Join our Facebook page Social: Andrew - Twitter & Instagram, D. Bethel - Twitter & Instagram Find Taylor on Twitter and Instagram Subscribe to our YouTube channel. Subscribe to and review the show on the iTunes store or on Spotify.


    A Braver New World

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 25:25

    GIANTS FALL: Kind of a combination of a News Blast and a Nerd Law, but the lawsuit between Apple and Epic has been decided and...it's complicated. We have Andrew walk us through the ins and outs of this strange event. RELEVANT LINKS: Brandom, Russell. "Apple Must Allow Other Forms of In-App Purchases, Rules Judge in Epic v. Apple." The Verge, Vox Media, 10 September 2021. RELEVANT EPISODES: "Big Brother vs. Goliath" (14 May 2021): Where our hosts first discussed the Epic v. Apple lawsuit. INFO: Visit our website at forallintents.net and leave your thoughts as comments on the page for this episode. Join our Facebook page Social: Andrew - Twitter & Instagram, D. Bethel - Twitter & Instagram Find Taylor on Twitter and Instagram Subscribe to our YouTube channel. Subscribe to and review the show on the iTunes store or on Spotify. "Nerd Law" by D. Bethel

    Exposure Creates Tolerance

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 28:29

    MINI-WEEK IN GEEK: Andrew and D. Bethel need a week to recoup after weeks of birthdays, Doctor Who, and a celebration of Star Trek, so they're going to briefly cover the things that have been keeping their attention recently. To no one's surprise, they've been playing video games. Andrew has been playing the Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster collection that includes Final Fantasy 1-4 (at this point), while D. Bethel has not been helping his mental health––though he has been having a lot of fun––playing The Last of Us, Part 2. INFO: Visit our website at forallintents.net and leave your thoughts as comments on the page for this episode. Join our Facebook page Social: Andrew - Twitter & Instagram, D. Bethel - Twitter & Instagram Find Taylor on Twitter and Instagram Subscribe to our YouTube channel. Subscribe to and review the show on the iTunes store or on Spotify. FEATURED MUSIC: "Disco Medusae" by Kevin McLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3652-disco-medusae "District Four" by Kevin McLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3662-district-four Tracks are licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

    Beware the Harp Ladies

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 50:23

    HAPPY STAR TREK DAY: This week, 8 September to be specific, the world celebrated Star Trek Day. With one of our hosts being an avowed and public Star Trek fan, our hosts discuss the ways they decided to celebrate: Andrew watched all the exciting announcements and trailers from the Paramount+ Star Trek Day Celebration event while D. Bethel coincidentally started watching Star Trek: The Next Generation not more than a week ago and is enjoying every minute of it so far. RELEVANT LINKS: The trailer for season 2 of Picard. The "Meet the Cast" trailer for Star Trek: Strange New Worlds. Trailer for the new animated series, Star Trek: Prodigy. Asplund, Andrew. "News Blast: Star Trek Fan Films." A Website [ , ] For All Intents and Purposes, 23 June 2016. Where Andrew covered the strange legal journey of fan films of the beloved franchise. RELEVANT EPISODES: "Crow Hat" (31 July 2015): Where Andrew and D. Bethel watch and discuss the pilot episode(s) for Star Trek: The Next Generation, "Encounter at Farpoint." "Butt Magic" (16 October 2020): Where Andrew discussed his joy having watched the first season of the hit adult animated series, Star Trek: The Lower Decks. INFO: Visit our website at forallintents.net and leave your thoughts as comments on the page for this episode. Join our Facebook page Social: Andrew - Twitter & Instagram, D. Bethel - Twitter & Instagram Find Taylor on Twitter and Instagram Subscribe to our YouTube channel. Subscribe to and review the show on the iTunes store or on Spotify. FEATURED MUSIC: "Disco Medusae" by Kevin McLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3652-disco-medusae "District Four" by Kevin McLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3662-district-four Tracks are licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

    Fashion Blasters

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 46:13

    BLOOD AND THUNDER DAYS: To celebrate D. Bethel's birthday this week, our hosts take a look at another story from the classic run of Doctor Who. In fact, it's another story from the same season as "Survival." In fact, it's the first story from the season that "Survival" brought to a close. Andrew and D. Bethel dive into the pool of Arthurian legend, militarism, and timey-wimey shenagigans found in "Battlefield." RELEVANT EPISODES: "Spaceship Mall" (20 August 2021): Where we celebrate Andrew's birthday by watching and discussing the last story from Doctor Who's final season (of its classic run), "Survival." RELEVANT LINKS: Catch D. Bethel on Brunch with Ben & Friends on Sunday, September 5, at 10:30am PST by tuning into the YouTube channel for Ben's comic shop, Empire's Comics Vault. INFO: Visit our website at forallintents.net and leave your thoughts as comments on the page for this episode. Join our Facebook page Social: Andrew - Twitter & Instagram, D. Bethel - Twitter & Instagram Find Taylor on Twitter and Instagram Subscribe to our YouTube channel. Subscribe to and review the show on the iTunes store or on Spotify. FEATURED MUSIC: "Disco Medusae" by Kevin McLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3652-disco-medusae "District Four" by Kevin McLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3662-district-four Tracks are licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Additional audio from Doctor Who "Battlefield", episode 4.

    Doctor Ennui

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2021 20:26

    ALREADY OBSOLETE: This is a short episode––you could even call it a "shortcast", but why would you––because Dan had to have a little procedure that knocked him out a bit. However, they don't leave you hanging as they talk about things that have drawn their attention this week. D. Bethel is impressed with the first two episodes of David E. Kelley's new show, Big Sky, while Andrew dives deep in to the Zyuranger pool. RELEVANT EPISODES: "The Space Dog and Bacchus Show" (21 August 2014): Where Andrew talks to Kai, game designer and apparent Kamen Rider aficionado. "Dulce Et Utile" (12 June 2020): Where Dan previously talked about this artistic concept. "Films in Quarries" (18 June 2021): Where Andrew first mentions his perusal into the world of The Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers/Zyurangers. RELEVANT LINKS: The trailer for Spider-Man: No Way Home. INFO: Visit our website at forallintents.net and leave your thoughts as comments on the page for this episode. Join our Facebook page Social: Andrew - Twitter & Instagram, D. Bethel - Twitter & Instagram Find Taylor on Twitter and Instagram Subscribe to our YouTube channel. Subscribe to and review the show on the iTunes store or on Spotify. FEATURED MUSIC: "Disco Medusae" by Kevin McLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3652-disco-medusae "District Four" by Kevin McLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3662-district-four Tracks are licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

    Spaceship Mall

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2021 53:59


    To celebrate Andrew's birthday today, he and D. Bethel talk about thing they both love a lot: classic Doctor Who. SURVIVAL OF THE WHO-IEST: "Survival" is an interesting story for a variety of reasons in classic Doctor Who, not the least of which being that it was the last story to air before the show was cancelled in 1989. Beyond that, though, and beyond the questionable production design and special effects, is a real clever story that says as much about the culture it was made in (and today!) as it does about its characters. Though it's a capstone on a series that was, perhaps, past its prime, its a more endearing and impressive capstone on the era of the Seventh Doctor, played by Sylvester McCoy, and Ace, played by Sophie Aldred. Andrew and Dan take a few minutes to walk through all the impressive––and mildly less impressive––aspects of this story. RELEVANT LINKS: Bethel, D. "News Blast: Doctor Who Hires Classic Writer." A Website [ , ] For All Intents and Purposes, 19 November 2016. INFO: Visit our website at forallintents.net and leave your thoughts as comments on the page for this episode. Join our Facebook page Social: Andrew - Twitter & Instagram, D. Bethel - Twitter & Instagram Find Taylor on Twitter and Instagram Subscribe to our YouTube channel. Subscribe to and review the show on the iTunes store or on Spotify. FEATURED MUSIC: "Disco Medusae" by Kevin McLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3652-disco-medusae "District Four" by Kevin McLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3662-district-four Tracks are licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Additional audio taken from Doctor Who, "Survival", Episode 3.


    Public Iteration

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2021 71:01


    THE SUICIDE SQUAD: With Warner Bros./DC Comics' release last week of James Gunn's new film, The Suicide Squad, we bring on our on-the-ground-DC-correspondent, Taylor Katcher, to discuss how this movie completely saves this DC franchise after its much less successful (critically) Suicide Squad from 2015. Even Andrew liked it! RELEVANT EPISODES: "Almost an Andrew Sandwich" (27 January 2017): Where D. Bethel shares his thoughts about the first Suicide Squad film. "Close the Loop" (11 January 2019): Where D. Bethel talks about the movie, Bumblebee, and gives a few thoughts as to John Cena's performance in it. "The Nature of the Gutter" (12 March 2021): Where we last had Taylor on to discuss the first Marvel-based Disney+ show, WandaVision. RELEVANT LINKS: Lockyer, Margaret. "The DCEU Has One Big Advantage Over the MCU–and The Suicide Squad Flaunts It." CBR, 11 August 2021. Pell, Roxie. "How Warner Bros. Will Pay Filmmakers for Movies Releasing on HBO Max." Screen Rant, 10 January 2021. INFO: Visit our website at forallintents.net and leave your thoughts as comments on the page for this episode. Join our Facebook page Social: Andrew - Twitter & Instagram, D. Bethel - Twitter & Instagram Find Taylor on Twitter and Instagram Subscribe to our YouTube channel. Subscribe to and review the show on the iTunes store or on Spotify. FEATURED MUSIC: "Disco Medusae" by Kevin McLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3652-disco-medusae "District Four" by Kevin McLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3662-district-four Tracks are licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)


    In the Reward Zone

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2021 57:04

    WEEK IN GEEK: This week, Andrew plays the first few games in Square Enix's nostalgia-trip, Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster, while D. Bethel dives into nostalgia and music theory reading the newest book from Boss Fight Books, Final Fantasy VI by Sebastian Deken. RELEVANT EPISODES: "Premature Clapulation" (19 June 2014): In Episode 4, D. Bethel and Andrew discuss the positive qualities of Final Fantasy VI. "Answer Sandwich" (24 October 2014): Where Andrew and D. Bethel discuss the work of Final Fantasy composer, Nobuo Uematsu. "BTAS" (7 August 2015): Nearly exactly six years ago, D. Bethel and Andrew talk about the ludomusicology of Final Fantasy VI. "Alien Control Party" (22 January 2016): Where Andrew and D. Bethel ponder the different ways––and the best ways––to "archive" old games for modern players. "Five Minutes to Funny" (9 December 2016): Where D. Bethel shares his thoughts reading the Boss Fight Book about Metal Gear Solid, written by Ashly & Anthony Burch. "Editing Is Magic" (13 July 2018): Where D. Bethel and Andrew read Final Fantasy V by Chris Kohler, published by Boss Fight Books. "Little Paper People" (2 November 2018): Where D. Bethel reads and shares his thoughts about another Boss Fight Books book, Shovel Knight by David L. Craddock. RELEVANT LINKS: "Week In Geek: Metal Gear Solid by Ashly & Anthony Burch" (9 January 2017): D. Bethel's thoughts about the Boss Fight Books release, and how it impressed and how it also reflected some of the frustrating aspects of modern gaming culture. INFO: Visit our website at forallintents.net and leave your thoughts as comments on the page for this episode. Join our Facebook page Social: Andrew - Twitter & Instagram, D. Bethel - Twitter & Instagram Subscribe to our YouTube channel. Subscribe to and review the show on the iTunes store or on Spotify. FEATURED MUSIC: "Disco Medusae" by Kevin McLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3652-disco-medusae "District Four" by Kevin McLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3662-district-four Tracks are licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

    Sword Club

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2021 55:59

    A BAD BLIZZARD: Our hosts take a quick look at the controversy (and lawsuits!) that came out of an investigation led by the state of California into the toxic and dangerous company culture of Activision Blizzard. I HAVE THE POWER: Having watched the first five episodes released for Netflix's Masters of the Universe: Revelation, Andrew and D. Bethel look at this playful and creative reimagining of the classic '80s toy commercial, er I mean, cartoon series. RELEVANT EPISODES: "All-New, All-Same" (29 June 2018): Where Andrew and D. Bethel discuss the angry internet's attempt to "destroy" Lucasfilm following the release of The Last Jedi and Solo: A Star Wars Story. "Empty Justice" (01 March 2019): Where our hosts talk about internet trolls trying to review bomb Captain Marvel ahead of its release. RELEVANT LINKS: Allsup, Maeve. "Activision Blizzard Sued Over 'Frat Boy' Culture, Harassment." Bloomberg Law, Bureau of National Affairs, 21 July 2021. Final Fantasy VI by Sebastian Deken, published by Boss Fight Books INFO: Visit our website at forallintents.net and leave your thoughts as comments on the page for this episode. Join our Facebook page Social: Andrew - Twitter & Instagram, D. Bethel - Twitter & Instagram Subscribe to our YouTube channel. Subscribe to and review the show on the iTunes store or on Spotify. FEATURED MUSIC: "Disco Medusae" by Kevin McLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3652-disco-medusae "District Four" by Kevin McLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3662-district-four Tracks are licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

    Tiny Text

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2021 46:03

    A NEW CHALLENGER: Recently, Valve Corporation––owners of the PC gaming storefront and launcher, Steam––announced a new piece of hardware that excited a lot of gamers: the handheld Steam machine called the Steam Deck. D. Bethel and Andrew walk through the announcement and ponder what it could change in the industry, and how it could leave some gamers lacking. RELEVANT EPISODES: "Where the Hands Touch" (13 January 2017): Where Andrew discusses a previous piece of Valve-made hardware, the ill-fated Steam controller. RELEVANT LINKS: Valve's Steam Deck website. INFO: Visit our website at forallintents.net and leave your thoughts as comments on the page for this episode. Join our Facebook page Social: Andrew - Twitter & Instagram, D. Bethel - Twitter & Instagram Subscribe to our YouTube channel. Subscribe to and review the show on the iTunes store or on Spotify. FEATURED MUSIC: "Disco Medusae" by Kevin McLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3652-disco-medusae "District Four" by Kevin McLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3662-district-four Tracks are licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

    Panic Then Escape

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 16, 2021 49:49

    WHAT A NERD WANTS: With the Disney + original, Loki, coming to a close this week, it got our hosts thinking about nerd media universes, and the works that push those meta narratives forward. What's better––a standalone series showcasing the nuances of a single character? or a show that pushes that cinematic universe into the next stage of its overall narrative? Andrew and D. Bethel put on their thinking caps and engage with these surprisingly nuanced questions. RELEVANT LINKS: Fahey, Mike. "Werewolves Within Is One of the Highest-Rated Video Game Movies Ever." Kotaku, G/O Media, 13 July 2021. RELEVANT EPISODES: "Of Underwear Models and Wayward Sons" (11 September 2014): Where Andrew and D. Bethel first discuss the differences between episodic and serialized television. "American Puppy Story" (17 February 2017): Where D. Bethel and Andrew discuss the tension between serialized television narratives versus episodic shows. "The Nature of the Gutter" (12 March 2021): Where Andrew and D. Bethel talk with Taylor about the Disney + show, WandaVision. INFO: Visit our website at forallintents.net and leave your thoughts as comments on the page for this episode. Join our Facebook page Social: Andrew - Twitter & Instagram, D. Bethel - Twitter & Instagram Subscribe to our YouTube channel. Subscribe to and review the show on the iTunes store or on Spotify. FEATURED MUSIC: "Disco Medusae" by Kevin McLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3652-disco-medusae "District Four" by Kevin McLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3662-district-four Tracks are licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

    Books For Days

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 9, 2021 63:03


    CAP PUNCHED FIRST: Another day, another attack on fictional characters as a cable news segment pilloried Marvel Comics for making Captain America "woke" in a recent issue, seemingly forgetting that Cap has been punching literal Nazis in his comics since his first issue. Andrew and D. Bethel explore this while also examining the variety of ways texts (movies, comics, books, music, tv shows, etc.) can be read. PRINT ON DEMAND: After buying some RPG books through DriveThruRPG, Andrew becomes fascinated by the idea––and future applicability––of print on demand services, where a book isn't printed until a customer orders it. D. Bethel brings his creator experience with POD services to the conversation as well. RELEVANT EPISODES: "Slapcast" (02 July 2021): Where Andrew gave us the run down of the strange TSR Twitter fight. RELEVANT LINKS: The video Dan referred to with Stan Lee talking about the creation of the X-Men, though it's one of many similar and slightly different creation stories he has told over the years. INFO: Visit our website at forallintents.net and leave your thoughts as comments on the page for this episode. Join our Facebook page Social: Andrew - Twitter & Instagram, D. Bethel - Twitter & Instagram Subscribe to our YouTube channel. Subscribe to and review the show on the iTunes store or on Spotify. FEATURED MUSIC: "Disco Medusae" by Kevin McLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3652-disco-medusae "District Four" by Kevin McLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3662-district-four Tracks are licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)


    Slapcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2021 51:49

    TSR-U-KIDDING-ME: Tabletop Twitter got weird these last few weeks as debates exploded around the tweets made by Ernest G. Gygax, Jr.––son of Dungeons & Dragons co-creator, Gary Gygax––where he doubles down on strong, anti-SJW views in support of his new RPG, Giantlands. SLAPP FEST: Andrew also checks in with the current legal fight started by Chris Avellone––formerly of Black Isle and Obisidian Entertainment––as he tries to sue people who said mean things about him on the internet. Also, Dan has gotten even more obsessed with the Metroid series since last week. RELEVANT LINKS: A thread from Mike Dunford about the Chris Avellone defamation lawsuit. A thread from Daryl Mott that does a good job summarizing all the drama around the Gygax boys. A thread by attorney, D. M. Schmeyer, that covers the Avellone defamation lawsuit. RELEVANT EPISODES: "Pong 2020" (07 June 2019): Where D. Bethel and Andrew discuss the comments made by Chris Avellone about writing games "without" any politics in their narrative or design. "Zombie Brooms" (11 June 2021): Where Andrew covered the nature of lawsuits and their jurisdictions when talking about the copyright lawsuit filed by a photographer against Capcom. "Drive Your Gorilla" (25 June 2021): Where D. Bethel's excitement for Metroid gets reignited. INFO: Visit our website at forallintents.net and leave your thoughts as comments on the page for this episode. Join our Facebook page Social: Andrew - Twitter & Instagram, D. Bethel - Twitter & Instagram Subscribe to our YouTube channel. Subscribe to and review the show on the iTunes store or on Spotify. FEATURED MUSIC: "Disco Medusae" by Kevin McLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3652-disco-medusae "District Four" by Kevin McLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3662-district-four Tracks are licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) "Nerd Law" written and performed by D. Bethel

    Drive Your Gorilla

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2021 52:43

    CONFIRMATION BIAS: Abandoned is an upcoming Playstation 5-exclusive game made by the small Netherlands-based team, Blue Box Game Studios. After the game's director made an enigmatic tweet, the internet exploded with conspiracy theories, asserting that the game and its trailers were nothing more than clues that this was not a stand-alone survival horror game but was actually a Silent Hill sequel. More than that, people have asserted that it's a Silent Hill sequel directed by Hideo Kojima, despite the fact that the studio has gone to great lengths to assure fans that it is not. Andre and Dan discuss the conspiracy and how it got wrapped up in the darker parts of nerd culture, internet culture, and the complicated edges of fandom. RELEVANT EPISODES: "Shortcast 57 - Fair Point, Dude" (01 June 2018): Where D. Bethel talks about the Super Nt, a Super NES clone made by Analogue. "For Great Justice" (19 February 2021): Where Andrew & D. Bethel discuss the video game, Six Days in Fallujah, and the discourse around tweets made by developer Rami Ismail. "I Am the State" (26 February 2021): Where our hosts discuss Nintendo's continued neglect of the Metroid franchise. "Films in Quarries" (18 June 2021): Where D. Bethel gets excited at the announcement of Metroid: Dread. RELEVANT LINKS: Gratton, Kyle. "Kojima Blue Box Conspiracy Theory Explained." ScreenRant. 18 June 2021. INFO: Visit our website at forallintents.net and leave your thoughts as comments on the page for this episode. Join our Facebook page Social: Andrew - Twitter & Instagram, D. Bethel - Twitter & Instagram Subscribe to our YouTube channel. Subscribe to and review the show on the iTunes store or on Spotify. FEATURED MUSIC: "Disco Medusae" by Kevin McLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3652-disco-medusae "District Four" by Kevin McLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3662-district-four Tracks are licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

    Films in Quarries

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2021 50:14

    WEEK IN GEEK: This week, Andrew dives into the strange patchwork origin of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers while D. Bethel is pleasantly surprised by the Netflix series, Sweet Tooth, an adaptation of Dan's favorite recent comic series by Jeff Lemire. RELEVANT EPISODES: "The Space Dog and Bacchus Show" (21 August 2014): Where Andrew interviews indie game developer, Kai Cambra. "It's Not Crude, It's Savage" (08 January 2016): Where Andrew and D. Bethel confront the famous sub vs. dub debate. "Starfleet First" (31 January 2020): Where Andrew shares his thoughts on the first episode of the Paramount+ original show, Picard. "I Am the State" (26 February 2021): Where D. Bethel rails against Nintendo and its apparent bias against Metroid. RELEVANT LINKS: Trailer for Picard season 2 for Paramount+. INFO: Visit our website at forallintents.net and leave your thoughts as comments on the page for this episode. Join our Facebook page Social: Andrew - Twitter & Instagram, D. Bethel - Twitter & Instagram Subscribe to our YouTube channel. Subscribe to and review the show on the iTunes store or on Spotify. FEATURED MUSIC: "Disco Medusae" by Kevin McLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3652-disco-medusae "District Four" by Kevin McLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3662-district-four Tracks are licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

    Zombie Brooms

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 11, 2021 42:35

    ROUGH TEXTURES: Capcom gets sued for allegedly using textures from a reference book––Judy A. Juracek's Surfaces––for many of its games in the early 2000s and the evidence is pretty compelling. Without dispensing professional legal advice, Andrew guides D. Bethel through the nuances and complexities of this interesting case. RELEVANT LINKS: Carpenter, Nicole. "Artist Says Capcom Stole Her Photos for Resident Evil, Devil May Cry Games in Lawsuit." Polygon, Vox Media, 04 June 2021. RELEVANT EPISODES: "Don't Stop Recording" (03 July 2015): Where D. Bethel and Andrew talk about how the 1986 classic,The Transformers: The Movie, may have started as a toy commercial but ended up as a defining emotional moment for young fans at the time. "Listeners in the Woodwork" (18 October 2019): Where Andrew and D. Bethel discuss the lawsuit surrounding the origins of the theme song from X-Men: The Animated Series. "Dating the Void" (23 April 2021): Where Andrew discussed the copyright confusion surrounding Sherlock Holmes. INFO: Visit our website at forallintents.net and leave your thoughts as comments on the page for this episode. Join our Facebook page Social: Andrew - Twitter & Instagram, D. Bethel - Twitter & Instagram Subscribe to our YouTube channel. Subscribe to and review the show on the iTunes store or on Spotify. FEATURED MUSIC: "Disco Medusae" by Kevin McLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3652-disco-medusae "District Four" by Kevin McLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3662-district-four Tracks are licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) "Nerd Law" by D. Bethel

    The Legend Reconstituted

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 4, 2021 55:31

    WEEK IN GEEK: It's a week all about television as Andrew watches the first few episodes of the CW reboot of Kung Fu while D. Bethel compares his experience watching the first few episodes of Amazon's Invincible and Netflix's Jupiter's Legacy. RELEVANT LINKS: Otterson, Joe. "Jupiter's Legacy Netflix Series Releases Cast as Streamer Orders 'Supercrooks' Live-Action Show." Variety, Variety Media, 02 June 2021. Tilleli, Joe. "Jeff Bezos Sees Nothing Wrong with Funding Two Shows About How Lex Luthor's Arch Nemesis Is Actually the Bad Guy." The Hard Drive, 10 May 2021. INFO: Visit our website at forallintents.net and leave your thoughts as comments on the page for this episode. Join our Facebook page Social: Andrew - Twitter & Instagram, D. Bethel - Twitter & Instagram Subscribe to our YouTube channel. Subscribe to and review the show on the iTunes store or on Spotify. FEATURED MUSIC: "Disco Medusae" by Kevin McLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3652-disco-medusae "District Four" by Kevin McLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3662-district-four Tracks are licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

    Liminal Space

    Play Episode Listen Later May 28, 2021 48:14

    A BAD MIX: This week, the Twitter account, @TerriblyBland, posted a thread calling out nerd industries' tendency to do networking at bars, especially during and after conventions. As ever with nerd discourse, the claim was met with a lot of support...as well as some very staunch opposition. Andrew and D. Bethel look at the original claim and examine the overall conversation. RELEVANT LINKS: The original @TerriblyBland Twitter thread that kicked everything off. Citadels creator, Bruno Faidutti's counter-argument to the @TerriblyBland's claims (the English version can be found at the bottom of the post). American game designer, Mike Selinker, offered a thoughtful argument supporting @TerriblyBland's claims. RELEVANT EPISODES: "Some Solid Copy" (14 August 2015): Where Andrew first discussed his experience playing Watch the Skies, a megagame. "Action Noir Theater" (29 July 2016): Episode 100, Part 2 where our hosts reveal the first part of an intended series of the audio drama, Nick Springer. With a bonus, heavily-produced opening where a song by D. Bethel brings Andrew back from being trapped in the rift between space and time! INFO: Visit our website at forallintents.net and leave your thoughts as comments on the page for this episode. Join our Facebook page Social: Andrew - Twitter & Instagram, D. Bethel - Twitter & Instagram Subscribe to our YouTube channel. Subscribe to and review the show on the iTunes store or on Spotify. FEATURED MUSIC: "Disco Medusae" by Kevin McLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3652-disco-medusae "District Four" by Kevin McLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3662-district-four Tracks are licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) "Back in Time" by D. Bethel Originally published as part of Episode 100, part 2: "Action Noir Theater"

    Bear is Watching

    Play Episode Listen Later May 21, 2021 44:41

    WEEK IN GEEK: This week, Andrew dabbles in a few different ponds, first by playing a bit of Mass Effect Legendary Edition, then talks about his experience going through Subnautica: Below Zero, and testing his mettle with Ring Fit Adventure for the Nintendo Switch. D. Bethel is very conflicted––but having a lot of fun––as he plays through Dragon's Crown Pro. RELEVANT EPISODES: "Shortcast 44 - The Game of Life" (23 Feb. 2018): Where Andrew talks about Full Metal Furies, another side-scrolling beat-em-up with RPG elements. "Shortcast 62 - Not the Episode Title" (06 July 2018): Where Andrew discusses his previous experience with gamified fitness playing Zombies, Run! "It's Always a Game" (08 Feb. 2019): Where Andrew first discusses his experience playing the original Subnautica. "We Still Don't Know $#!&" (31 May 2019): Where D. Bethel and Andrew discuss the incorporation of "RPG elements" in non-RPG genres of games. "Full Release" (29 Jan. 2021): Where Andrew discusses his first impressions of the early access version of Subnautica: Below Zero. RELEVANT LINKS: From Clerks: The Animated Series, the famous "Who is driving?" clip. INFO: Visit our website at forallintents.net and leave your thoughts as comments on the page for this episode. Join our Facebook page Social: Andrew - Twitter & Instagram, D. Bethel - Twitter & Instagram Subscribe to our YouTube channel. Subscribe to and review the show on the iTunes store or on Spotify. FEATURED MUSIC: "Disco Medusae" by Kevin McLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3652-disco-medusae "District Four" by Kevin McLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3662-district-four Tracks are licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

    Big Brother vs. Goliath

    Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2021 43:39

    FREEDOM FOR APPS: Andrew and D. Bethel dedicate this week's episode to discussing and parsing and debating and understanding and reacting to the very, very strange lawsuits being fought between Apple and Epic Games. SPOILER: They have no answers. RELEVANT LINKS: Hackett, Robert. "The Apple and Epic Games Court Case is Literally Bananas." Fortune, Fortune Media, 11 May 2021. Lopatto, Elizabeth. "In Epic v. Apple, Everybody is Losing at the Game of Defining Games." The Verge, Vox Media, 7 May 2021. Robertson, Adi. "Epic v. Apple Keeps Coming Back to the Gap Between Ignorance and Inconvenience." The Verge, Vox Media, 11 May 2021. A tweet featuring the clever TikTok video about DnD classes using a bow (via the @bluminek TikTok account). RELEVANT EPISODES: "Shortcast 62 - Not the Episode Title" (6 July 2018): Where Andrew discussed his time with the mobile exercise app, Zombies, Run! "Aiming for Whales" (28 August 2020): Where Andrew and D. Bethel first address the battle between Epic Games and Apple. INFO: Visit our website at forallintents.net and leave your thoughts as comments on the page for this episode. Join our Facebook page Social: Andrew - Twitter & Instagram, D. Bethel - Twitter & Instagram Subscribe to our YouTube channel. Subscribe to and review the show on the iTunes store or on Spotify. FEATURED MUSIC: "Disco Medusae" by Kevin McLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3652-disco-medusae "District Four" by Kevin McLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3662-district-four Tracks are licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

    Familyness

    Play Episode Listen Later May 7, 2021 44:09

    WEEK IN GEEK: It's an animated kind of week this week as Andrew gets his specific Star Wars fandom ignited with the premiere of the new Disney+ animated series, Star Wars: The Bad Batch, and D. Bethel nerds out on all the ingenious choices and animation tech found in the new Sony/Netflix film, The Mitchells vs. The Machines. RELEVANT LINKS: Ross, Dalton. "Watch Dee Bradley Baker Voice All the Star Wars: The Bad Batch Clones." Entertainment Weekly, Meredith Corporation, 03 May 2021. The Mitchells vs. the Machines director, Michael Rianda, tells the story of getting the billboard for the classic Michigan restaurant, Redamak's, into the movie via this Twitter thread. RELEVANT EPISODES: "Episode 148 - Bro-Bro Yo-Yo" (27 October 2017): Where Andrew discussed the premier of the final season of Star Wars: Rebels. "Chasing Chickens" (17 July 2020): Where D. Bethel confesses his undying love for Gravity Falls. INFO: Visit our website at forallintents.net and leave your thoughts as comments on the page for this episode. Join our Facebook page Social: Andrew - Twitter & Instagram, D. Bethel - Twitter & Instagram Subscribe to our YouTube channel. Subscribe to and review the show on the iTunes store or on Spotify. FEATURED MUSIC: "Disco Medusae" by Kevin McLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3652-disco-medusae "District Four" by Kevin McLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3662-district-four Tracks are licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

    Marvel Dance Battle

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 30, 2021 77:53


    CAPTAINING AMERICA: With the next big Disney+ MCU series having come to a close, our hosts bring in our brand new on-the-ground-Marvel correspondent, Kyrun Silva (of Taurus Comics and the 4 Tales Podcast), to talk about Falcon and the Winter Soldier (especially since Dan still doesn't have Disney+). "Episode 96 - Applejacks. Hot Dogs. Thursday. Fire Truck." (13 May 2016): Where D. Bethel and Andrew talk about Captain America: Civil War where the MCU last dealt directly with Bucky "Winter Solider" Barnes and where they introduced the Daniel Brühl's Baron Zemo. "Episode 107 - Spock's Screams" (23 September 2016): Where Andrew and D. Bethel discuss the interesting concept of legacy characters. "Con Artists #06 - Tickets & Tables" (11 December 2020): The most recent episode of Dan and Kyrun's show about reading, making, and selling comics. RELEVANT LINKS: Twitter thread by Margaret Owen on Twitter breaking down intentional design choices of John Walker's Captain America costume (and why it fits so weird...on purpose). INFO: Visit our website at forallintents.net and leave your thoughts as comments on the page for this episode. Join our Facebook page Social: Andrew - Twitter & Instagram, D. Bethel - Twitter & Instagram Subscribe to our YouTube channel. Subscribe to and review the show on the iTunes store or on Spotify. FEATURED MUSIC: "Disco Medusae" by Kevin McLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3652-disco-medusae "District Four" by Kevin McLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3662-district-four Tracks are licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)


    Dating the Void

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 23, 2021 48:57

    ELEMENTARY, DEAR WOHN JATSON: A brief look at an upcoming multi-platform release from Capcom that gathers two Ace Attorney games previously unavailable outside of Japan. The collection, called The Great Ace Attorney, features some interesting localization of characters names. While not unusual in itself, the fact that in Japan a character named "Sherlock Holmes" had to be changed––to "Herlock Sholmes" for release in the United States points to some very strange aspects of copyright law. Andrew dives deep into the mystery. CUTTING CUTSCENES: Based on an GamesIndustry.biz interview with Weird West narrative designer, Lucas Loredo, who posits the idea that maybe we live in a gaming world that no longer has a need for cutscenes in games. D. Bethel and Andrew dive into the purpose of cutscenes and do their best to answer the question themselves. RELEVANT LINKS: Flood, Alison. "Lawsuit Over 'Warmer' Sherlock Depicted in Enola Holmes Dismissed." The Guardian. Guardian News & Media, 22 Dec. 2020. Frierson, James. "Weird West's Narrative Designer Seeks a World Without Cutscenes." GamesIndustry.biz. Gamer Network Limited, 20 Apr. 2021. McDonald, Heidi. "Ed Brubaker has 'Mixed Feelings' About The Falcon and Winter Soldier." The Beat. Superlime Media, 19 Mar. 2021. A link to mp3s of song demos made by Jim Steinman for his Batman: The Musical. INFO: Visit our website at forallintents.net and leave your thoughts as comments on the page for this episode. Join our Facebook page Social: Andrew - Twitter & Instagram, D. Bethel - Twitter & Instagram Subscribe to our YouTube channel. Subscribe to and review the show on the iTunes store or on Spotify. FEATURED MUSIC: "Disco Medusae" by Kevin McLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3652-disco-medusae "District Four" by Kevin McLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3662-district-four Tracks are licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) ADDITIONAL MUSIC: "Wonderful Toys" by Jim Steinman Link: https://jimsteinman.com/audio/02WonderfulToys.mp3

    Scumbag Removal

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 16, 2021 40:21

    WEEK IN GEEK: This week, Andrew finds progress in repetition as he plays the new indie video game hit, Loop Hero, by Four Quarters. D. Bethel, on the other hand, finds a lot of quirky charm––despite the somewhat very dark places the story goes––in the new SyFy show, Resident Alien, based on the Dark Horse comic series. RELEVANT LINKS: Hibberd, James. "First Look at Tig Notaro in Zack Snyder's Army of the Dead." Entertainment Weekly. Meredith Corporation, 11 January 2021. The beginning of this Quick Look video from Giant Bomb shows the opening of Loop Hero in all of its heavy metal glory. RELEVANT EPISODES: "Sad News Theme" (28 February 2020): Where Andrew talked about watching the rebooted MacGyver for the first time. "The Call Boss" (02 April 2021): Where Andrew, Taylor Katcher, and D. Bethel discuss Zack Snyder's Justice League. INFO: Visit our website at forallintents.net and leave your thoughts as comments on the page for this episode. Join our Facebook page Social: Andrew - Twitter & Instagram, D. Bethel - Twitter & Instagram Subscribe to our YouTube channel. Subscribe to and review the show on the iTunes store or on Spotify. FEATURED MUSIC: "Disco Medusae" by Kevin McLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3652-disco-medusae "District Four" by Kevin McLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3662-district-four Tracks are licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

    Milkbloods

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 9, 2021 40:39

    NFT? NO F*@#ING THANKS: Andrew and D. Bethel dive deep into the mechanics, the motivations, and the...schemes?...of the recent NFT explosion. Spoiler warning: they are not fans. RELEVANT LINKS: Allyn, Bobby. "What's an NFT? And Why Are People Paying Millions to Buy Them." NPR. 05 March 2021. RELEVANT EPISODES: "All Those Words" (19 March 2021): Where D. Bethel first talked about playing and enjoying––amid much frustration––Star Wars Jedi: The Fallen Order. INFO: Visit our website at forallintents.net and leave your thoughts as comments on the page for this episode. Join our Facebook page Social: Andrew - Twitter & Instagram, D. Bethel - Twitter & Instagram Subscribe to our YouTube channel. Subscribe to and review the show on the iTunes store or on Spotify. FEATURED MUSIC: "Disco Medusae" by Kevin McLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3652-disco-medusae "District Four" by Kevin McLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3662-district-four Tracks are licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

    The Call Boss

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 2, 2021 82:23

    THE TAYLOR CUT: With the Snyder cut of Justice League now upon us, co-host Andrew and friend-of-the-show, Taylor Katcher, approached the 4-hour opus with hesitation and excitement, respectively. With the Snyderverse fully complete (at this point), Andrew, D. Bethel, and Taylor gather 'round the microphones to talk about Zack Snyder's Justice League and all the fervor around it. Prepare for hot takes! RELEVANT EPISODES: "Episode 149 - We Are Not Here" (08 December 2017): Where D. Bethel talked about his experiencing watching Joss Whedon's version of Justice League. "Episode 152 - My Own Finger" (05 January 2018): Where Taylor talked to Andrew and D. Bethel about the 2018 state of the DC-union. "A Casualty of the Rhyme" (22 May 2020): Where Andrew, D. Bethel, and Taylor discuss the news of the Snyder Cut becoming reality. "Auteur Manager" (12 February 2021): Where D. Bethel and Andrew discuss the news of the abhorrent treatment Ray Fisher alleges having experienced on the set of Joss Whedon's Justice League and how much of Hollywood came out to support him, revealing an even darker truth about the once fan-favorite writer. INFO: Visit our website at forallintents.net and leave your thoughts as comments on the page for this episode. Join our Facebook page Social: Andrew - Twitter & Instagram, D. Bethel - Twitter & Instagram, Taylor - Twitter & Instagram Subscribe to our YouTube channel. Subscribe to and review the show on the iTunes store or on Spotify. FEATURED MUSIC: "Disco Medusae" by Kevin McLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3652-disco-medusae "District Four" by Kevin McLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3662-district-four Tracks are licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

    Unnecessary Windows

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 26, 2021 56:55

    QUARANTINE YEAR ONE: We've crossed the year mark of a post-COVID world. Andrew and D. Bethel discuss how their tastes, behaviors, and expectations for nerdy stuff––and life––have changed in that year. RELEVANT EPISODES: "Makes a Taste" (13 March 2020): Where Andrew talks about playing the ttrpg, The Spectaculars. INFO: Visit our website at forallintents.net and leave your thoughts as comments on the page for this episode. Join our Facebook page Social: Andrew - Twitter & Instagram, D. Bethel - Twitter & Instagram Subscribe to our YouTube channel. Subscribe to and review the show on the iTunes store or on Spotify. FEATURED MUSIC: "Disco Medusae" by Kevin McLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3652-disco-medusae "District Four" by Kevin McLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3662-district-four Tracks are licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

    All Those Words

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 19, 2021 57:56

    WEEK IN GEEK: This week, Andrew dives into the newest entry into the Arrowverse in the bold and interesting Superman & Lois while D. Bethel gets invested in the story and characters and world of Star Wars Jedi: The Fallen Order, but is a bit disappointed by some aspects of the game design. RELEVANT LINKS: Breznican, Anthony. "Zack Snyder Explains That Enigmatic Justice League Ending." Vanity Fair. Condé Nast, 18 March 2021. Bui, Hoai-Tran. "Superman & Lois Writer Nadria Trucker Says She Was Fired After Raising Issues With CW Show's Sexism and Racism." /Film. 09 November 2020. Flook, Ray. "Ex-Superman & Lois Writer: 'I Can't Say I Felt Heard'; Fisher/JL Case." Bleeding Cool. 28 February 2021. RELEVANT EPISODES: "Duck Law" (30 October 2020): Where Andrew and D. Bethel discuss the mid-season premiere of the third season of DuckTales. INFO: Visit our website at forallintents.net and leave your thoughts as comments on the page for this episode. Join our Facebook page Social: Andrew - Twitter & Instagram, D. Bethel - Twitter & Instagram Subscribe to our YouTube channel. Subscribe to and review the show on the iTunes store or on Spotify. FEATURED MUSIC: "Disco Medusae" by Kevin McLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3652-disco-medusae "District Four" by Kevin McLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3662-district-four Tracks are licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

    The Nature of the Gutter

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 12, 2021 80:55

    TAYLORVISION: [SPOILER WARNING] With the divisive (but generally well-received) season of the Disney+ original, WandaVision, all wrapped up, D. Bethel brings friend-of-the-show and on-the-ground DC correspondent, Taylor Katcher, on to talk with Andrew about the twists and turns of this wonderfully unique entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Spoilers about WandaVision are talked about consistently and thoroughly throughout the episode. You have been warned. RELEVANT LINKS: Jacala, Omni. "What Every WandaVision Theme Song Has in Common." YouTube, uploaded by Artsy Omni, 22 February 2021. Katcher, Taylor. "Spotlight: The Marvel Minimum - The Five Movies to See Before Avengers: Infinity War [UPDATED]." A Website [ , ] For All Intents and Purposes. 07 January 2018. Sharf, Zack. "WandaVision Director Expects 'A Lot of People' to Be 'Disappointed' by Finale Over Fan Theories." IndieWire. Penske Business Media, 02 March 2021. RELEVANT EPISODES: "Episode 48 - A Rerouting Problem" (08 May 2015): Where Andrew and D. Bethel discuss Avengers: Age of Ultron. "Episode 96 - Applejacks. Hot Dogs. Thursday. Fire Truck." (13 May 2016): Where D. Bethel and Andrew discuss Captain America: Civil War. "Shortcast 54 - Cameo Train" (11 May 2018): Where Andrew and D. Bethel discuss Avengers: Infinity War. "Captaining America" (10 May 2019): Where D. Bethel and Andrew discuss Avengers: Endgame. INFO: Visit our website at forallintents.net and leave your thoughts as comments on the page for this episode. Join our Facebook page Social: Andrew - Twitter & Instagram, D. Bethel - Twitter & Instagram Find Taylor on Twitter and Instagram Subscribe to our YouTube channel. Subscribe to and review the show on the iTunes store or on Spotify. FEATURED MUSIC: "Disco Medusae" by Kevin McLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3652-disco-medusae "District Four" by Kevin McLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3662-district-four Tracks are licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

    Prime Time Crime

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 5, 2021 49:47


    WEEK IN GEEK: This week, Andrew watches the Queen Latifah-starring CBS reboot of the classic crime drama, The Equalizer, while D. Bethel finds a powerful, personal, and moving story about depression and self-acceptance in the 2018 retro-styled puzzle platformer, Celeste. RELEVANT LINKS: The MyHeritage AI-generated vivification of Vigo the Carpathian (via Twitter user, Mark Richardson). However, it also generates nightmares like this (via Hi-Fructose Magazine on Instagram). RELEVANT EPISODES: "Episode 36 - Dan & Andy's Quality Audio" (13 February 2015): Where Andrew made D. Bethel watch the pilot to Andrew's favorite show (after Star Trek...maybe), John Rogers' Leverage by John Rogers. "Episode 108 - Private Reasons" (29 September 2016): Where D. Bethel and Andrew discuss the surge of reboots of classic '80s film and tv franchises. "Sad News Theme" (28 February 2020): Where Andrew discussed his first impressions of another reboot of a classic prime time drama, MacGyver. "For Great Justice" (19 February 2021): Where D. Bethel talks with Andrew about video game genres and their ability to tell certain kinds of stories (as it related to the bizarre news around Six Days in Fallujah). INFO: Visit our website at forallintents.net and leave your thoughts as comments on the page for this episode. Join our Facebook page Social: Andrew - Twitter & Instagram, D. Bethel - Twitter & Instagram Subscribe to our YouTube channel. Subscribe to and review the show on the iTunes store or on Spotify. FEATURED MUSIC: "Disco Medusae" by Kevin McLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3652-disco-medusae "District Four" by Kevin McLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3662-district-four Tracks are licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)


    I Am The State

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 26, 2021 40:48

    LOST IN ZEBES: With a lot of internet chatter focusing on the 35th anniversary of The Legend of Zelda's 1986 release, it made D. Bethel upset because another major Nintendo franchise was also released that year that nobody––much less Nintendo itself––seems that interested in celebrating, the weird, wonderful Metroid. D. Bethel talks with Andrew to see why this game and the series it spawned never gained the legs and legacy of Nintendo's bigger franchises. RELEVANT LINKS: The very strange commercial for The Legend of Zelda that Andrew mentioned. RELEVANT EPISODES: "Episode 138 - An Accident of Role-Play" (16 June 2017): One of many episodes where our hosts discuss the horrors of GamerGate. "Episode 158 - Bluster and Impotence" (05 October 2018): One of many episodes where our hosts discuss the horrors of ComicsGate. "Auteur Manager" (12 February 2021): Where our hosts talk about the benefits and dangers of auteur culture. INFO: Visit our website at forallintents.net and leave your thoughts as comments on the page for this episode. Join our Facebook page Social: Andrew - Twitter & Instagram, D. Bethel - Twitter & Instagram Subscribe to our YouTube channel. Subscribe to and review the show on the iTunes store or on Spotify. FEATURED MUSIC: "Disco Medusae" by Kevin McLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3652-disco-medusae "District Four" by Kevin McLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3662-district-four Tracks are licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

    For Great Justice

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 19, 2021 45:20

    A BAD IDEA AGAIN: More than a decade after Konami cancelled its controversial tactical military first-person shooter, Six Days in Fallujah, the game seems to have been revived by Highwire Games who have taken to the media asserting that they want to tell––with their tactical military FPS––a nuanced, thoughtful, and impactful story of the incident. This news caused D. Bethel and Andrew to wonder if certain stories are simply better suited for certain genres of games? RELEVANT LINKS: Hall, Charlie. "Six Days in Fallujah 'Not Trying to Make a Political Commentary,' Creator Says." Polygon. Vox Media, 15 February 2021. Machkovech, Sam. "An Anniversary for Great Justice: Remembering 'All Your Base' 20 Years Later." Ars Technica. Wired Media Group, 16 February 2021. Clancy Brown's interview with Michael Rosenbaum on his YouTube channel, "Inside Of You," talking about the creation of Highlander. RELEVANT EPISODES: "Episode 75 - A Sad Game About Nuclear Disarmament" (11 December 2015): Where Andrew and D. Bethel talk about the politics and the implementation thereof in video games. "Shortcast 28 - Linguistic Bravado" (11 August 2017): Where Andrew discusses playing the management sim spin on fighting games in Lazy Bear Games' Punch Club. "A Veritable Odyssey" (12 July 2019): Where D. Bethel and Andrew discuss the comments made by video game writer, Chris Avellone, about politics in games. INFO: Visit our website at forallintents.net and leave your thoughts as comments on the page for this episode. Join our Facebook page Social: Andrew - Twitter & Instagram, D. Bethel - Twitter & Instagram Subscribe to our YouTube channel. Subscribe to and review the show on the iTunes store or on Spotify. FEATURED MUSIC: "Disco Medusae" by Kevin McLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3652-disco-medusae "District Four" by Kevin McLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3662-district-four Tracks are licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

    Auteur Manager

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 12, 2021 52:28

    DON'T BE A DICK: In an astounding act of bravery and solidarity, actress Charisma Carpenter (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel) spoke out against abusive practices of tv auteur, Joss Whedon, in support of Justice League actor, Ray Fisher. Andrew and D. Bethel have a thoughtful discussion of autership, specifically as it relates to the realm of nerds and geeks. RELEVANT LINKS: Charisma Carpenter's social media post made in solidarity with Ray Fisher. RELEVANT EPISODES: "Shortcast 55 - Occam's Complexifier" (18 May 2018): Where Andrew and D. Bethel discuss "shy boys" and the victimization narrative of nerds online. INFO: Visit our website at forallintents.net and leave your thoughts as comments on the page for this episode. Join our Facebook page Social: Andrew - Twitter & Instagram, D. Bethel - Twitter & Instagram Subscribe to our YouTube channel. Subscribe to and review the show on the iTunes store or on Spotify. FEATURED MUSIC: "Disco Medusae" by Kevin McLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3652-disco-medusae "District Four" by Kevin McLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3662-district-four Tracks are licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

    Too Many Johnnies

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 5, 2021 67:27

    BETTER THAN IT SHOULD BE: After a lot of build up and expectation, Andrew and D. Bethel finally get together to record an episode about former YouTube/current Netflix show, Cobra Kai. RELEVANT LINKS: The tweet from cartoonist, Adam Ellis, about the short film, Keratin, and its pretty clear use of the Ellis' cartoon as its visual and narrative basis. Totilo, Stephen. "Google Stadia Shuts Down Internal Development Studios, Changing Business Focus." Kotaku. G/O Media, 01 February 2021 RELEVANT EPISODES: "Shortcast 54 - Cameo Train" (11 May 2018): Included for no reason except for the fact that the phrase "cameo train" was used in this episode. "Dad Talk" (18 September 2020): Where Andrew first talked about watching Cobra Kai and watching the first The Karate Kid film. "Chekhov's Honk" (22 January 2021): Where Andrew and D. Bethel discuss the original The Karate Kid trilogy of films and how they influence Cobra Kai, briefly. INFO: Visit our website at forallintents.net and leave your thoughts as comments on the page for this episode. Join our Facebook page Social: Andrew - Twitter & Instagram, D. Bethel - Twitter & Instagram Subscribe to our YouTube channel. Subscribe to and review the show on the iTunes store or on Spotify. FEATURED MUSIC: "Disco Medusae" by Kevin McLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3652-disco-medusae "Nerd Law" by D. Bethel "District Four" by Kevin McLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3662-district-four McLeod's tracks are licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

    Full Release

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 29, 2021 54:10

    WEEK IN GEEK: As a buffer between episodes about the The Karate Kid movies and talking about Cobra Kai, Andrew and D. Bethel talk about what other nerdy stuff has been occupying their attentions. Andrew talks about the early access release of the Subnautica sequel with Subnautica: Below Zero while D. Bethel is pretty sure he's playing Rebel Galaxy Outlaw incorrectly as he delivers goods across different solar systems. RELEVANT LINKS: Hernandez, Patricia. "The Fallout From GameStop's Wild Wednesday Has Been Ugly." Polygon. Vox Media, 28 January 2021. A quick––but comprehensive––explanation of the Gamestop stock debacle. D. Bethel's tweet of his drawing of "Frog" from Chrono Trigger. RELEVANT EPISODES: "It's Always a Game" (08 February 2019): Where Andrew first discusses his time playing the original Subnautica. "Math That Works" (25 October 2019): Where Andrew dials in the gumption to finish Subnautica. "Tile Pile" (22 November 2019): Where D. Bethel discusses his time playing Outer Wilds. INFO: Visit our website at forallintents.net and leave your thoughts as comments on the page for this episode. Join our Facebook page Social: Andrew - Twitter & Instagram, D. Bethel - Twitter & Instagram Subscribe to our YouTube channel. Subscribe to and review the show on the iTunes store or on Spotify. FEATURED MUSIC: "Disco Medusae" by Kevin McLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3652-disco-medusae "District Four" by Kevin McLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3662-district-four Tracks are licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

    Chekhov's Honk

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 22, 2021 54:31

    YOU'RE THE BEST: With Cobra Kai recently releasing its third season, many viewers have been inspired to watch (or rewatch) the original The Karate Kid films. Two of those folks happen to be our humble hosts. As a prelude to an eventual discussion about Cobra Kai, Andrew and D. Bethel discuss The Karate Kid, The Karate Kid Part 2, and (briefly) The Karate Kid Part 3. RELEVANT LINKS: Bankhurst, Adam. "WandaVision Consultant Dick Van Dyke Was Oblivious to the MCU's Success." IGN. Ziff Davis, 17 January 2021. The brand new episode of the Dan & Rusty Video Game Power Hour where D. Bethel (and his faithful dog, Rusty) plays the forgotten NES Capcom classic, Disney's Darkwing Duck. RELEVANT EPISODES: "Dad Talk" (18 September 2020): Where Andrew previously talked about Cobra Kai and watching, for the first time The Karate Kid. "Weekend Ramboing" (04 December 2020): Where D. Bethel sounds off about how superhero movies should do more to break the mold. INFO: Visit our website at forallintents.net and leave your thoughts as comments on the page for this episode. Join our Facebook page Social: Andrew - Twitter & Instagram, D. Bethel - Twitter & Instagram Subscribe to our YouTube channel. Subscribe to and review the show on the iTunes store or on Spotify. FEATURED MUSIC: "Disco Medusae" by Kevin McLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3652-disco-medusae "District Four" by Kevin McLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3662-district-four Tracks are licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

    First-Person Whip

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 15, 2021 63:53

    RECYCLING OF THE DALEKS: This year's Doctor Who New Year's special, "Revolution of the Daleks", continues the cliffhanger ending of series 12 and says goodbye to some companions while welcoming back Captain Jack Harkness to the show. Andrew and D. Bethel discuss the special while also discuss some of the important changes made to the series lore at the end of series 12. RELEVANT LINKS: Hansford, Amelia. "The End of Flash: What Legacy Will It Leave Behind?" GamesIndustry.biz. Gamer Network Limited, 11 January 2021. A Wikipedia rundown of "The Cartmel Masterplan" to make The Doctor more mysterious during the Seventh Doctor's tenure. The ominous teaser posted by Bethesda Games for MachineGames' new Indiana Jones game. RELEVANT EPISODES: "The Worst Canoe" (27 November 2020): Where Andrew and D. discuss the news that Captain Jack Harkness was returning to Doctor Who for "Revolution of the Daleks" New Year's special. "Rhythms of the Algo" (17 January 2020): Where D. Bethel and Andrew discuss the opening episodes of series 12 of Doctor Who. "Shortcast 77 - Smash Talk" (14 December 2018): Where Andrew and D. Bethel talk about Doctor Who series 11. "Episode 68 - The Foobelize" (16 October 2015): Where D. Bethel and Andrew discuss multimodal continuities, this time spurred on by The Transformers. INFO: Visit our website at forallintents.net and leave your thoughts as comments on the page for this episode. Join our Facebook page Social: Andrew - Twitter & Instagram, D. Bethel - Twitter & Instagram Subscribe to our YouTube channel. Subscribe to and review the show on the iTunes store or on Spotify. FEATURED MUSIC: "Disco Medusae" by Kevin McLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3652-disco-medusae "District Four" by Kevin McLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3662-district-four Tracks are licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

    Dog Math

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 8, 2021 4:34

    NEW YEAR, SAME AS THE OLD YEAR: We had an episode planned this week, dear listeners, but the news decided to preempt any plans for fun and coherent discussion. On our recording day, the United States Capitol was stormed leading to––at the very least––democratic uncertainty and––at worst––one person dead. Needless to say, D. Bethel and Andrew were not in the best spirits to record a full episode, so they decided to just take the week to refocus and get ready for next week's episode. Sorry for any inconvenience. Stay safe and stay healthy. INFO: Visit our website at forallintents.net and leave your thoughts as comments on the page for this episode. Join our Facebook page Social: Andrew - Twitter & Instagram, D. Bethel - Twitter & Instagram Subscribe to our YouTube channel. Subscribe to and review the show on the iTunes store or on Spotify. FEATURED MUSIC: "Disco Medusae" by Kevin McLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3652-disco-medusae "District Four" by Kevin McLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3662-district-four Tracks are licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

    Magic Rock Machina

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 2021 65:22

    WAIT, WHAT 1984: Wonder Woman 1984, the hotly anticipated sequel to 2017's good DC movie (one of a few), Wonder Woman, was released to theaters and HBO Max on Christmas Day to a lot of...discourse. RELEVANT LINKS: Goldberg, Matt. "The Derided Ending of Wonder Woman Was Demanded by WB, Says Patty Jenkins." Collider. 23 December 2020. As mentioned by Andrew, here is the Genesis video for, "Jesus He Knows Me," a single off of their 1992 album, We Can't Dance. RELEVANT EPISODES: "Episode 137 - Atomic Karate" (09 June 2017): When Andrew & D. talked with Mary Traverse about the original Wonder Woman. "The Unnaturals" (20 November 2020): D. Bethel & Andrew discuss the news that Wonder Woman 1984 will debut for no extra cost on HBO Max simultaneously with its theatrical release. INFO: Visit our website at forallintents.net and leave your thoughts as comments on the page for this episode. Join our Facebook page Social: Andrew - Twitter & Instagram, D. Bethel - Twitter & Instagram Subscribe to our YouTube channel. Subscribe to and review the show on the iTunes store or on Spotify.

    Turnips & Romance

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 25, 2020 50:14

    WEEK IN GEEK: In the lead up to the holidays, Andrew binges the entirety (so far) of Amazon Prime's original series, Man in the High Castle, while D. Bethel has been playing the delightful yet simple Cat Quest in short bursts. RELEVANT LINKS: The charming Nintendo Direct where Mario & Zelda creator, Shigeru Miyamoto, guides us through the new Super Nintendo World theme park. RELEVANT EPISODES: "Episode 52 - Teasing the Difference" (5 June 2015): Where D. Bethel shares his experience playing The Last of Us Remastered. "Coma Chameleon" (29 November 2019): Where Andrew discussed his time with Death Stranding. INFO: Visit our website at forallintents.net and leave your thoughts as comments on the page for this episode. Join our Facebook page Social: Andrew - Twitter & Instagram, D. Bethel - Twitter & Instagram Subscribe to our YouTube channel. Subscribe to and review the show on the iTunes store or on Spotify.

    The Noclip Option

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 18, 2020 46:54

    CYBERPROBLEMS 2020: The highly anticipated new game from CD Projekt Red, Cyberpunk 2077, was finally released after a few delays and it had some...issues. From representation issues to severe bugs, Cyberpunk 2077 is a game that has encouraged a lot of discussion, discourse, as well as hot takes. Andrew & D. Bethel do their best to sort through the mire. UPDATE: It looks like Sony has removed Cyberpunk 2077 from the Playstation store and is refunding the purchase price to all who bought it there. RELEVANT LINKS: Carpenter, Nicole. "Cyberpunk 2077 Publisher Says It Took the 'Wrong Approach' With PS4, XBox One Versions." Polygon. Vox Media, 15 Dec. 2020. Kroll, Justin. "Oscar Isaac to Star as Solid Snake in Sony's Metal Gear Solid movie." Deadline. Penske Business Media, 04 Dec. 2020. Here's a tweet with the video of Oscar Isaac basically casting himself for the role (via @LordBalvin). Gareth Damian Martin's great Twitter thread about Cyberpunk 2077's issues starts here. RELEVANT EPISODES: "Rhythms of the Algo" (17 January 2020): Where it was mentioned that the release of the Netflix original series, The Witcher, prompted a resurgence of popularity in The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt. "Playing the Menu" (20 March 2020): Where Andrew started playing The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt after watching the Netflix series. "The Cutting Edge" (29 May 2020): Where D. Bethel talks about picking up The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt after watching the hit Netflix series. "Con Artists #06 - Tickets & Tables" (11 December 2020): Where D. Bethel talks to Taurus Comics' Kyrun Silva about being an independent comicker in a world without comic book conventions. INFO: Visit our website at forallintents.net and leave your thoughts as comments on the page for this episode. Join our Facebook page Social: Andrew - Twitter & Instagram, D. Bethel - Twitter & Instagram Subscribe to our YouTube channel. Subscribe to and review the show on the iTunes store or on Spotify.

    Con Artists #06 - Tickets & Tables

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 11, 2020 52:02

    As the pandemic rages on, more and more independent artists are left figuring out how to manage their careers in the absence of in-person events, specifically exhibiting at conventions. The pandemic is also a time for reflection. As the big conventions struggle to give fans some semblance of the con experience through digital-only replacements, independent comickers D. Bethel (of the webcomic, Long John) and Kyrun Silva (of Taurus Comics) come together to discuss the difference in experiences, expectations, and realities of what going to a convention means for fans versus what it means to creators and how the chasm between the two experiences may be larger than they thought. RELEVANT LINKS: Above the Clouds – The webcomic by Melissa Pagluica "COMIC-CON! The Con Game!" Robservations, 06 November 2020: The episode of Rob Liefeld's podcast, Robservations, that jumpstarted this converstation. Epic Chaos! – The webcomic by Melissa McCommon. RELEVANT INFORMATION: Find Kyrun's work through Taurus Comics at: Taurus Comics website Facebook Twitter D. Bethel's webcomic, Long John. Instagram Comic Facebook Podcast Podcast Facebook OTHER EPISODES: Con Artists #01 - StocktonCon, pt. 1 : The drive home from the first day of the show. Kyrun and D. discuss making sales, confidence, and the comics they grew up reading and enjoying. Con Artists #02 - StocktonCon, pt. 2 : The drive to StocktonCon to start Day 2 of the show. They discuss the importance of continuity, the level of fan engagement and ownership over continuity, and Dan's strange reading habits growing up. Con Artists #03 - StocktonCon, pt. 3 : Where Kyrun and D. talk about the breadth of indie comics, writing comics, and dive headfirst into personal nostalgia. Con Artists #04 - StocktonCon Winter 2019: Where D. Bethel and Kyrun try out StocktonCon's inaugural Winter show...with mixed results. Con Artists #05 - No Con 2020: Where Kyrun and D. Bethel address being an independent comic creator in a world without conventions.

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