Please Do Not Turn Off Your Console (general)

A quiet week means a quiet podcast, as Aaron and Paul unwind by talking about some free games that Aaron's been playing (Yet I Despise Him and Void & Meddler), some additional thoughts on Marvellous Miss Take, a few words more to say about Destiny, and hey, Halo: The Master Chief Collection actually works now! That's newsworthy, right? Sure it is, sure it is.

Oh yeah, and there were a couple events that happened, weren't there? A CRIME that was committed? A CRIME OF ROBBERY? Jeff Gerstmann may not have a trophy, but he is Trending Gamer 2014 in our hearts.

Some other stuff got announced too, we guess, but we're not going to play with your heart and promise any hot Persona 5 news like Adam Boyes did. YOU BASTARD.

Paul tried a new recording set-up, which didn't work, which is why his audio gets all shitty at the end. Live and learn, we guess.

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_11.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:26pm EDT

It's the Please Do Not Turn Off Your Console 10th Episode EXTRAVAGANZA, complete with fond looks back over the last ten episodes and some of our favorite goofs and video game hot takes to bring you stumbling out of your Thanksgiving-induced food comas and into the month of December! That's right, we're.... wait, we canceled the clip show? You say we're just back to talk about our Destiny relapse, Dragon Age: Inquisition's enormous size (no really it keeps getting bigger), the Marvellous Miss Take, and some other games that we can't remember because this is going up the day after we recorded it? Also some talk about YouTube shenanigans and a quick sidetrip so Aaron can trash VR some more?

Shit, really?

Okay, well! Please enjoy this podcast, which is going up a day late because of storage restrictions! We cooked it up for you while the turkey was in the oven. Just a little stovetop...podcasting... man I don't know. This is a podcast about video games, not a podcast about brilliant food metaphors. 

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_10.mp3
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There's too much to talk about this week, so pick your own witty title. There's more Dragon Age talk, of course. You always knew that there would be, deep down in your heart. But don't worry, we played some other stuff too! Like Far Cry 2, for example, and also A City Sleeps, which has the distinction of having come out this year. 

Also up for discussion: Halo Master Chief Collection is still kind of busted, Inquisition Multiplayer, Devolver Digital does good again with another trailer, Heat Signiture looks really good, and some new Early Access rules. It's all very charming.

Look, we both know this description lacks the pep of some of the others, but you know what? It's trying its best. There was a lot to cover this week, so it's hard to find a throughline, like dragon sex. They can't all be winners, okay?

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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_9.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:44pm EDT

Come on, we can do better than that. There's a creative Dragon Age: Inquisition pun to be made in the title somewhere, damn it! Please Dragon Age Your Console? No, no, too derivitive. Please Do Not Dragon...Your Age? We hope this podcast does not Drag-on?

Once upon a time we were going to talk about other things, like the Halo Master Chief collection, or Aaron's growing addiction to Crypt of the Necrodancer, or how Assassin's Creed Unity is kind of a broken piece of shit, but instead we got early access to Dragon Age Inquisition and that's pretty much all we're going to talk about in this episode (which is up a little late because Paul had to attend a wedding). 

Wait, Please Do Not Turn Off Your Dragon! A way to keep your sexual dragon relationship spicy and fresh! America's number one podcast abuot dragon seduction techniques! We did it. We got there in the end. Thank you, mom and dad, for believing in us.

Oh god, we're hacks. Put us out of our misery by subscribing on iTunes and writing us hatemail to 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_8.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:42pm EDT

You've made it through another week, so we're rewarding you with yet another episode of what is probably not your favorite video games podcast, but maybe it's cracked your top ten--go on, slot us in at number 7, we've earned it.

It was a busy week, so we don't spend much time mucking about--there's too many cooks and too much goddamn news to discuss, not the least of which is the surprise appearance of a new Alone in the Dark game, Blizzard's new thing, hitting peak Dark Souls, some more talk about mobile gaming, and how Atari does business now. Also, some more talk about Crypt of the Necrodancer, because that game is great and you should be playing it.

Also, this time Aaron's computer had a hiccup, so you get to listen to Paul talk to himself for a few seconds. We like to mix things up here to keep you on your toes.

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_7.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:44pm EDT

Oh listeners, dear sweet listeners, bringing you this tasty podcast candy the day after Halloween took everything we had. Paul's computer was possessed by ghosts, so an old-fashioned exorcism had to take place--but not before we lost the first twelve minutes and had to re-do them. The exorcism took place as we recorded, which is why Aaron is just kind of talking to himself for a while there, responding to an unheard voice. Or maybe he's just gone off the deep end. That's a very real possibility.

Anyway, we talk about Crypt of the Necrodancer, another shitty PC port of a Japanese console game, Sunset Overdrive, Wolfe: The Red Hood Chronicles, and some other shit. Also, there's a video up on our YouTube channel you should look at. You can find that over here.

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_6.mp3
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We were gone for a week there, but we've come back because your sobs convinced us we should. So what have we been doing with ourselves? Well, let's see... not much as it turns out. There's a little rust, but we'll hit our stride again soon.

Persona 4 gets some discussion time, as does The World Ends With You and Aaron tries to convince himself that going back to portable gaming is not a complete waste of time. Also, Paul informs Aaron that 80 Days is an iPhone-only game but Republique isn't.

If you like us, write a review on iTunes saying how much you like us! If you hate us, send us hate mail at turnoffyourconsole@gmail.com. You can also follow us on Twitter @turnoffconsole.

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_5.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:45pm EDT

Welcome to episode four, meaning we've been doing this for a whole fucking month! How about THAT, huh? We've come so far...

On the episode, we talk about how the internet needs to get its shit together, more on Shadow of Mordor, a brief discussion of Forza and racing games in general, the Alien movies (did you know Alien 3 is actually pretty good? Neither did I!), and of course a quick run-through of news (including some hot takes on RESOLUTION). Everything you are quickly coming to expect/dread from the internet's hottest new podcast about video games! And also this podcast!

If you like us, write a review on iTunes saying how much you like us! If you hate us, send us hate mail at turnoffyourconsole@gmail.com. You can also follow us on Twitter @turnoffconsole.

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_4.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:03pm EDT

Against all odds, week three happens. AIN'T NO GETTING OFF THIS TRAIN WE'RE ON.

We discuss Shadow of Mordor for a really long time, touch on that old N64 (shout out to all the Hybrid Heaven fans in the audience), more discussion of the Steam Curation page. Also, we talk about that gum you like coming back in style, and holy shit, have there been two Homestar Runner episodes in 2014? Someone wake me up I must be dreaming.

Oh, and Aaron talks about his new vacuum cleaner for a couple minutes in there. No, I don't know why either.

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. This is now a Killer 7 music podcast, which is all part of the plan. Oh yes.  Subscribe to us on iTunes, or leave a review and tell us how awful this show's getting now that we're up to three whole episodes.

 

Direct download: dntoyc_episode_3.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:19am EDT

So we're a weekly podcast, and this is WEEK TWO. How about that, eh? Brought to you at a much higher bitrate than last week, which should mean that our voices sound more sonorous and arousing.

On the docket: Aaron's been playing Divinity: Original Sin, Paul has had terrible luck in Deadly Premonition, and nobody--I mean nobody--is particularly fond of the new Steam storefront. Also, we talked some more about Destiny because that is all anyone ever fucking talks about, and hey, how about that iTunes podcast functionality, huh?

Opening music is Another Winter off Anamanaguchi's Scott Pilgrim Vs the World soundtrack. Closing music is Rave On, from Masafumi Takada's Killer 7.

Direct download: dntoyc_episode_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:10pm EDT