AR Podcast #5: Drop the Mic

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Welcome back to the Arcadian Rhythms podcast, the great excuse to drink and talk games feature so fun we do it regularly.

  • 00.50 – We drop the mic, literally
  • 01.30 – Borderlands 2
  • 10:00 – Debates about going Commando
  • 14.00 – Midgets are discussed
  • 17:00 – Praise is heaped on Amy Hennig and AR’s Kevin Smale
  • 18:00 – Anthony Burch of Hey Ash Watcha Playin’ becomes the topic
  • 20:00 – Pooping on Joss Whedon (spoilers for Doctor Horrible’s Sing-along Blog and Borderlands 2 ensue)
  • 23:30 – Spoilers end
  • 26:00 – Gender and sexual politics
  • 33:30 – Shaun likes big rebuts and he cannot lie
  • 36:00 – White male privilege aside we still feel a little weird about parts of Borderlands 2 but not as weird as with Resident Evil 5‘s overt racism
  • 45:18 – Carrier Command: Gaea Mission

Addendum 1: Amber Nash did not do Ellie’s voice in Borderlands 2 no matter how much AJ might insist.

Addendum 2: AJ referred to Resident Evil 6 “sucking balls”, which is not intended as a slight on anyone who enjoys indulging in this practice. It was meant as a humorous throwaway line, but should instead serve as insight into how ingrained in our culture this kind of negative reinforcement is: that we can spend time breaking down such attitudes in someone else’s work and then almost immediately insert it into our own. On that note, we apologise.

Addendum 3: after recording the ‘cast we played more Resident Evil 6 and it got a bit better. Thanks, beer!

Games discussed:

  • Duke Nukem series
  • Borderlands 1 & 2
  • Resident Evil 5
  • Carrier Command Gaea Mission
  • Jet Set Radio

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This cast should be mostly free of distracting background noise, although we did manage to work some inexplicable volume lurches in there. Stay tuned for AR Podcast #6, in which we figure out how to not do that!