Please Do Not Turn Off Your Console (general)

Look, we've all got stuff we should be doing right now, so let's through this and get on with our lives, okay? Aaron, you have some things to say about Alien Isolation now that you've actually gotten a little further in, right? Yeah, lay that out right now. Get going. Faster! Paul, talk about that Sword Coast Legends stuff! Quick! Ugh, I guess you can talk about Puyo Puyo Tetris a little. Christ, are you hourly, or what?

Alright get out of here, you've got more important things to do! Get going! Short show!

Opening music is Back to the Light by Jun Fukuda off of Killer 7. Closing music is Rave On, by Masafumu Takada, also off of Killer 7.

Direct download: pdntoyc_episode_21.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:40pm EST

It is a terrible night to have a curse, which is our way of saying we experienced not one, but TWO recording errors tonight, but it's okay, those were a crappy ten minutes of show anyway. You won't even miss them, I promise.

On the docket tonight: Aaron and Paul both got Alien: Isolation and it scared them both terribly, with some hot talk about Far Cry 2, Titanfall, Fear Effect 2, and Castlevania 64! Only the hottest new games are up for discussion here at PDNTOYC. Plus, we both express a hope that Kanye West discovers RPG Maker, and soon.

You can contact us at turnoffyourconsole@gmail.com, or on twitter @turnoffconsole. Sometimes we even respond!

Opening music is Back to the Light by Jun Fukuda off of Killer 7. Closing music is Rave On, by Masafumu Takada, also off of Killer 7.

Direct download: pdntoyc_episode_20.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:01pm EST

That's right, it's a special behind the scenes look at the making of Please Do Not Turn Off Your Console! Thrill as we discuss Paul's cat rubbing his butt on the microphone, the relative brightness of Aaron's webcam setup, and the magic of Paul's wife wandering in and out of sight. 

There's also plenty of video games to talk about, like Darkest Dungeon, Far Cry 4, and that hot new title, Skyrim! Plus, Paul found some game called Sword Coast Legends that he'd like to talk about. We even promise to talk about Peter Molyneux but fail to deliver because Aaron wants to bring up Pathologic again!

Send us your love/hate/pictures of our url written on a bathroom stall: turnoffyourconsole@gmail.com, @turnoffconsole on twitter.

Exciting!

Opening music is Back to the Light by Jun Fukuda off of Killer 7. Closing music is Rave On, by Masafumu Takada, also off of Killer 7.

Direct download: pdntoyc_episode_19.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:38pm EST

Or is it Life is Constellation? Lost...Life is Constellation Strange? We're so confused, and so bad at remembering the names of things. Point being, Aaron's played them both and he's super into  Lost Constellation. Also Life is strange. I knew we'd get there in the end.

Also we're bad at not playing Far Cry 4 instead of recording a podcast, like we should have done last week. So sorry that you will never know all the great Super Bowl jokes we had ready to go, but life will carry on, we promise. There's a lot of news about places shutting down to talk about, and more importantly they released a gameplay trailer for Persona 5 and it looks real good. This and more in your weekly (except when it's not) installment of what is fast becoming the hottest video game podcast that twenty people on average listen to.

I was going to include our email address and twitter account, but I've decided not to, because NOBODY EVER CONTACTS US ANYWAY ;___;

Opening music is Back to the Light by Jun Fukuda off of Killer 7. Closing music is Rave On, by Masafumu Takada, also off of Killer 7.

Direct download: pdntoyc_episode_18.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:52pm EST

It's been a curious week for us all, hasn't it? Full of people talking about remaking Battletoads, as if anyone would ever want to experience that hell again. Frankly, we're just disappointed nobody sent us bathroom stall graffiti, really. Paul has tales from the land of Puyo Puyo Tetris, Aaron has a good rant about just how incredibly good Kentucky Route Zero is that you should have listened to two years ago when that game came out, and everyone's more than a little tired of hearing about ethics in video games journalism but willing to say just the one more thing about it, apparently. Honestly we'd probably rather asphyxiate slowly in a metal capsule on an alien world. Also, Microsoft's got augmented reality glasses they'd love you to strap to your face, and we're into that. Oh, and Paul's audio got weird at the end of the show again. Sorry about that.

Your emails, nonexistent as they are, can go to turnoffyourconsole@gmail.com. Your tweets can go to @turnoffconsole, or just fire them off into the ether and we'll never acknowledge them. Send your bathroom stall graffiti to our email, and Aaron will definitely send you a download code for something.

Opening music is Back to the Light by Jun Fukuda off of Killer 7. Closing music is Rave On, by Masafumu Takada, also off of Killer 7.

Direct download: pdntoyc_episode_17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:25pm EST

We're back, and this time it's personal. Aaron went to an arcade and came back all bitter and angry about arcades, as if they've not been dead for the better part of 20 years. Paul tried real hard to play some of the Evolve beta, and it didn't turn out so hot for him either. Australia doesn't like Hotline Miami 2! Nintendo's doing some shenanigans with the New 3DS XL that are bullshit! One of our listeners really liked Assassin's Creed: RogueI guess that last one is actually something of a good thing. Still, plenty of hot takes for your gaming podcast pleasure. We do what we can to make you happy, and we hear the internet likes being angry about things.

Scrawl your support for our show on the bathroom stall wall, and Aaron will select a game to gift you, probably on Steam. Carve it into a door with a Stanley knife! 

Opening music is Back to the Light by Jun Fukuda off of Killer 7. Closing music is Rave On, by Masafumu Takada, also off of Killer 7.

Direct download: pdntoyc_episode_16.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:40pm EST

It was only a matter of time before the iPhone gained sentience, and decided it wanted to talk about long-running British soaps. Judgment Day is upon us. FLEE FOR YOUR LIVES!

Or talk about video games, apparently. We're both going through something of a Persona 4 Golden ADDICTION right now, so you'll have to excuse us as we jabber incessantly about it--but don't worry, Paul's also been playing a lot of Shadow of Mordor, and Aaron spent some quality time getting killed over and over again in the Halo 5 multiplayer beta. We also discuss the upcoming Life is Strange, and completely forget to save time for an actual Listener Email that we will totally get to next week, we promise. Also Aaron's work phone tries to kill him, or something. Your typical Sunday night.

Send your own emails that we'll forget to talk about on the show: turnoffyourconsole@gmail.com

Opening music is Back to the Light by Jun Fukuda off of Killer 7. Closing music is Rave On, by Masafumu Takada, also off of Killer 7.

Direct download: pdntoyc_episode_15.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:45pm EST

Okay, so we got a bit lazy on the whole "game of the year extravaganza" thing. But now we're back from vacation and ready to present to you our top five games that we played which also came out in 2014 (our top game we played in 2014 was actually Persona 4 Golden, or maybe Pathologic).

You can either listen to us hash it out (recommended), or just read on to hear our top five games:

5. Shovel Knight

4. Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls (or more accurately, Diablo 3: Ultimate Evil Edition)

3. Dark Souls II

2. D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die (number one in our hearts)

1. Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor

Write us angry letters about how our list sucks: turnoffyourconsole@gmail.com

Opening music is Back to the Light by Jun Fukuda off of Killer 7. Closing music is Rave On, by Masafumu Takada, also off of Killer 7.

 

Direct download: pdntoyc_episode_14.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:05pm EST

The holiday season is fully upon us, which means it's time to engage in that classic holiday tradition, talking shit about video games. But first, a big shout out to Ice Pick Lodge for actually listening to last week's podcast and tweeting us! That means we are now best friends forever, and if you think you are better friends than we are watch yourself because I have a knife and I will fucking cut you.

Also, Aaron and Paul bought some PS Vitas, so get ready to hear us talk about some Persona games that you played years ago! That and Olli Olli, where Aaron reveals he doesn't know what the fuck chillwave actually is.

We recommend playing Mario Cars 2, talk about the early access version of Satellite Reign (and other early access adventures), and HEY D4 IS FREE FOR XBOX GOLD USERS, WHY HAVEN'T YOU DOWNLOADED THIS ALREADY, WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU?

Opening music is Back to the Light by Jun Fukuda off of Killer 7. Closing music is Rave On, by Masafumu Takada, also off of Killer 7.

Direct download: pdntoyc_episode_13.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:39pm EST

We come roaring into the week HOT with some critical video game discussion, as we continue our quest to become a podcast with more than five or six regular listeners. Aaron's ready, Paul's ready, it is time to talk about some god damn video games and what we think about them!

Like for example, did you know that Destiny released an expansion? And that it was really short and kind of a ripoff for $20? Well now you know, and we practice self-restraint and only talk about it for like ten minutes. We also discuss Hideo Kojima's game of the year (no really, he called it his game of the year), and then it's time for Paul to talk about some old games--Geometry Wars and The World Ends With You, specifically. Not to be outdone, Aaron rants incoherently about how fucking good Pathologic is, and also how great Ice Pick Lodge's kickstarter updates are. Also, some more Persona 4 talk, because Persona 5 isn't out yet.

We love you, dear listeners, so show some reciprocation by spreading the word about this podcast--grow our tiny army to something a little more respectable, and I promise we'll treat you right by talking about EVEN OLDER GAMES. 

Opening music is Back to the Light by Jun Fukuda off of Killer 7. Closing music is Rave On, by Masafumu Takada, also off of Killer 7.

Direct download: pdntoyc_episode_12.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:23am EST