After another unplanned hiatus the basement geeks rejoin to much rejoicing and discuss everything they’d been holding off of for months. While bouncing back and forth between topics Carlos and Ben are able to keep the conversation from going completely off the rails.
The second chapter of “We live” finds Carlos, JJ, and Ben discussing a variety of games including Shadowrun Returns, Adventures of Van Helsing, Rift, and Wildstar. Then they switch gears briefly to discuss the Carrion Crown Adventure Path for Pathfinder, specifically the Haunting of Harrowstone (the first module of the series). After that they have a brief Kickstarter conversation before getting into the new generation of Console wars between the Xbox One and the PS4, and they put a lot of blame on video game publishers for pushing bad features on the consoles.
Carlos, Ben, and new permanent co-host JJ try to make up for lost time. In this first part of a two part series the basement geeks discuss all the recent summer block buster movies, including Iron Man 3, Man of Steel, Stark Trek Into Darkness, Pacific Rim, The Lone Ranger, The Wolverine, and The Conjuring. Finally towards the end they discuss the Wildstar stress event and the Defiance video game tie in with the TV show.
I’m returning from a long hiatus, to post this vastly important message.
I am extremely excited about Destiny, the upcoming persistent world shooter from Bungie. It’s a post-apocalyptic, dudes in future-tech with guns fighting aliens movie. The classes are things like “Warlock” and “Titan” and “Hunter.” That’s about what I need in a game. So I’ve been following it since the E3 reveal, and I’m excited. Except for one thing.
Carlos and Ben celebrate their one year anniversary by recalling their epic weekend at ChimeraCon. After that they cover some interesting Kickstarter projects and discuss some recent movies before teasing the next episode regarding Bioshock Infinite.
Carlos and Ben give a shout out to their local gaming store before reviewing the Neverwinter beta and the upcoming MMOs from the PAX convention. Then they discuss the upcoming summer comic book movies and discuss Joss Whedon’s reaction to the Veronica Mars Kickstarter.
You might think that on a geek site like this, Joss Whedon would just get a pass. (1) But I’m a big fan of the bard’s Much Ado About Nothing- it’s my favorite Shakespeare play- and I really did enjoy the fairly extravagant Branagh version. So, no free pass for Mr. Whedon… he’d have to earn it.
Carlos and Ben welcome back special guest J.J. and new guest host Holly. Together they discuss recent movie news, World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria, Path of Exiles, Fiasco the board game, Civilization the board game, and the Game of Thrones board game.
After a small break Carlos and B.J. return for a Christmas review of gift ideas for the geek in your family. Along the way they talk Justice League speculation, the new Superman and Star Trek trailers, and engage in various other geeky topics.