You seen Stephen? Yeah, me, him and Funky Student... we're forming a jazz trio.
There's a giant storm coming, but the calm right now allows us to pick things off the ol' backlog. For New Business, Donald returns to 2012's finest loot-based Zelda clone by playing the Wii U version of Darksiders II. Is it worth your time, or just another example of #THQuality? Stephen has a classic RPG on the docket, as he returns to high school for the slow-starting Persona 4 Golden. Austen brings a few games around with the surprisingly sane-named Guacamelee Super Turbo Championship Edition, returns to the Vita lemming platfomer Dokuro, and accepts Charlie's Challenge by taking a few shots at Sniper Elite v3. Also mentioned: Which game developer is actually Tommy Wiseau.
Following an important call to action, Whatcha Watchin' returns to the realm of ramen and gigabytes of images as Donald stares into the abyss of Welcome to the NHK and finds some disturbing similarities staring back at him. Stephen goes to the vegetable and risotto dimensions In quick-hitting MasterChef, Cutthroat Kitchen and Next Food Network Star, while Austen finds Space Dandy and The Legend of Korra (season 3) to be quite dandy, but the security around Korra to be decidedly not.
Since this is the closest we'll come to an anniversary show, our Feature flashes back to episode 1 with a look at 2014's games we're excited for - and we actually blew it out to a full top 5 list, with no repeats. The conclusion: If you tell AAA games to get knotted, there's some major league games coming for the rest of the year. The Mushrooms look at pricing concerns in anime and shooter expansion packs, but also supplies words of praise for Butt Butt.
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This podcast was recorded on July 13 and edited by Donald Theriault. All music is used under fair use provisions and for context of the discussions. Satan is still weak to wind. The podcast was reuploaded on July 21 to correct a clipping error.