Please Do Not Turn Off Your Console (general)

Not in a bad way, mind you, we just went out and discovered there are no more mountains to climb. We have seen the peak of videogames, and it is Miitomo. What are you even doing listening to this thing? Oh, you came to hear about other video games that are not Miitomo for some reason?

Well fortunately for you, we played some stuff that wasn't Miitomo for a bit. Stuff like the Doom beta, and Unreal Tournament, and oh yeah Hyper Light Drifter is which would totally be the best game ever if not for the fact that Miitomo also came out. Plus, we finally weigh in on Virtual Reality because now there are Virtual Reality things actually out and with money costs?

Opening theme music was Back to the Light, by Jun Fukuda. Closing theme music was Rave On, By Masafumi Takada. Both are on the Killer7 soundtrack, which you should probably own by now.

 

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While Matty Business is away watching grown men in tights (or sweet-ass Jordans, as the case may be), Aaron and Paul hold down the fort by talking about Dark Souls III, which they got through totally legitimate means, they promise (no really we paid money and everything). Also discussed: Street Fighter V's new update, Killer Instinct season 3, and another failed attempt at discussing Monster Hunter 4, which we apparently can't talk about with anything approaching coherence.

Tell your friends that we are a podcast about video games!

Opening theme music was Back to the Light, by Jun Fukuda. Closing theme music was Rave On, By Masafumi Takada. Both are on the Killer7 soundtrack, which you should probably own by now.

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:40pm EDT

Awwww yeaaaaaah, it's the sexiest episode, and we're here to seduce you with talk of Dark Souls, Street Fighter, anime titty and other suitably interesting delights (including some important cat talk. Plus, Sam makes her triumphant return because it turns out there are some similarities between Destiny and The Division, so we needed our Destiny expert to lay it all out for us.

Aaron promises he's just very tired and not drunk, but you never know. Also there's more audio weirdness! Boy howdy is that getting to be a tiresome occurrence. Oh yeah, and there's some *heavy sigh* wrestling talk. But it's cool, it features Riff Raff. You know, the rapper.

Opening theme music was Back to the Light, by Jun Fukuda. Closing theme music was Rave On, By Masafumi Takada. Both are on the Killer7 soundtrack, which you should probably own by now.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:20pm EDT

We would like to go to bed but we would like to party and we do not want to do either so we are going to let you know how little we approve. We are Paul's baby and we will be heard.

But once we calm down the hosts discuss the Division, some fighting game stuff (including MKXL, SFV, KI and Yatagarasu), that whole Caleco Chameleon business and.... more, I think? I don't know. I'm just a baby who's tired of using the royal We already.

Opening theme music was Back to the Light, by Jun Fukuda. Closing theme music was Rave On, By Masafumi Takada. Both are on the Killer7 soundtrack, which you should probably own by now.

Direct download: pdntoyc_episode_68.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:48pm EDT

The gang's all here and you've been presented with an extra long episode because we had a lot of ground to cover. Aaron's been in an arcade the last few weeks and you best believe he's got some things to say about the experience. Also did you know you can play Street Fighter both in arcades and in your own homes (and there was a movie too)? Because you can and we're going to talk a lot about that! 

Also on the docket, some Grim Dawn discussion, some Dark Souls discussion, Aaron gets grumpy about the response to things that are free and also play okay, and, starting at about... 1:12:45 we discuss Firewatch's plot for the rest of the show, so if you're avoiding spoilers on that one stop early.

Opening song is Exile - The Next Door - Indestructible (English Version) from the Street Fighter IV soundtrack, closing song is Ibuki Stage - Twilight from the Street Fighter III OST.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:36pm EDT

Aaron couldn't make it this week, so you know what that means! It means some strong opinions about pickles, a discussion of the latest cuisines at Burger King, and us talking over the intro music because I just cannot. Be. Bothered.

If you make it through all that, your reward is some hot Street Fighter talk (Both USFIV and the newly-released Street Fighter V). There's some quick Firewatch discussion, but don't worry! We didn't spoil anything about it. Go play Firewatch now, though, because next week shit is gonna get real spoilery up in here.

Finally, thrill at the return of the long-absent news section! Warren Spector's making another System Shock! Ubisoft isn't making another Assassin's Creed this year! The Vive is $800! Fuck!

As always, don't forget to leave a review on iTunes and follow us on Twitter @TurnOffConsole. And hey, send us some email because we're super lonely, at turnoffyourconsole@gmail.com.

Opening theme music was Back to the Light, by Jun Fukuda. Closing theme music was Rave On, By Masafumi Takada. Both are on the Killer7 soundtrack, which you should probably own by now.

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:51pm EDT

We get right down to the nitty gritty in this episode, with Aaron pitching a new podcast idea, Paul talking about VR porn, Matt talking about Randy Savage. I guess there's some video game talk in there too--specifically we talk Eidolon, X-Com 2, Firewatch (even though that isn't out until Tuesday), the appearance and disappearance of Red Dead Redemption, and Street Fighter fight pads. 

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

Direct download: pdntoyc_episode_65.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:14pm EDT

Everyone put on your best pair of reading glasses and grab some tea or coffee or some other classy thing, because things got real damn literary up ins and it is (mostly) Aaron's fault. We rap about Darkest Dungeon and Churchill Solitaire for a while, but once we get into discussing the Witness shit begins to pop off in a major way. Witness (ha!) the deployment of a sick Jonathan Franzen burn, followed by a discussion about The Ice-Bound Compendium, which was created specifically to make Aaron lose his goddamn mind and ramble about Danielewski books for several minutes. Plus, Skype is a piece of shit!

Seriously though check out The Ice-Bound Compendium. 

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

Direct download: pdntoyc_episode_64.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:27pm EDT

Nobody's willing to talk to him about it either, because he's Lobo and in denial. But we all want to make sure he knows that we support him and are ready to talk about his problem when he's comfortable. 

Also discussed: childhood piano lessons, D4, Watchmen, Mortal Kombat, and uh... wrestling. Look, it won't happen again.

Video games!

Opening theme is Back to the Light by Jun Fukuda. Closing theme is Ain't No Sunshine, by DMX.

Direct download: pdntoyc_episode_63.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:07pm EDT

Early in the show I knew precisely what the title for this podcast was going to be. It sprung from my head, fully formed, like unto Athena from the forehead of Zeus. It would have been magical, y'all. Instead you get this shit. I lost it. All is lost.

A lot of talk this week about sad teens making tough decisions, as Aaron played some more Life is Strange, saw the ending, and played some Oxenfree (also TRIMPS. Send help). Paul, meanwhile, was all about his Pocket Mortys and a discussion about Matt's Lumberjacking habit and free to play stuff in general, including something about a Ghost in the Shell shooter? Also: PET TALK.

 

Direct download: pdntoyc_episode_62.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:52pm EDT