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ABTS-039: Gettin’ Kinda Metaphysical

In this episode of ABTS, Doug and Matt catch up and discuss a handful of interesting topics including Google I/O, Virtual Reality (VR), Artificial Intelligence (AI), backwards compatibility, and even the possibility of downloading the human consciousness into a computer.

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Inceptionism: Going deeper into Neural Networks
Ex-Machina, Nightmare Code
Steam Summer Sale
Gamestop capitalizes on selling retro games
Blockbuster still exists
Microsoft open sources .NET

Games:
Transistor, Gauntlet, Talisman: Digital Edition

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ABTS-038: Yaniv Fituci Interview

In this episode of ABTS, Doug and Bren interview the former producer of Attack of the Show, Yaniv Fituci! We discuss Yaniv’s background in the TV industry as well as his more recent experience producing for Twitch. We also squeeze a quick game of I Was The Walrus in at the end!

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Attack of the Show
The Attack (Twitch Revival of AOTS)

I Was The Walrus:

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Contestants: Yaniv vs. Doug
Category 1: What animal do you think you could take in a fight?
Round 1: Bear vs. Cat
Category 2: If Wacky Races were to come back, which would be your vehicle of choice?
Round 2: Jetson’s flying car vs. Flintstone’s car

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ABTS-037: Press Continue Presses Continue

In this episode of ABTS, Doug and Bren are joined by the first returning guests Adam and Brittany of the Press Continue Podcast! We discuss a variety of games old and new and end up scarring the listeners for life during I Was The Walrus!

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X-com 2, Fallout 4, Megaman TV series
Mirror’s Edge Catalyst, Mirror’s Edge: Exordium comic
AlphaBetaGamer, Itch.io

Graphic Novels:

Saga
Wayward
Wormwood: Gentleman Corpse
The Squidder

I Was The Walrus:

The I Was The Walrus theme song is brought to you by DJ CutmanCheck out his SoundCloud here!

Contestants: Doug vs. Brittany
Category 1: If you could choose one Mega Man villain power what would it be?
Round 1: Clown Man vs. Quick Man
Category 2: If you could revive any game franchise, what would it be?
Round 2: Dark Cloud vs. Tapper
Category 3: If you could bring any object to life, what would it be?
Round 3: House vs. Car

Contestants: Adam vs. Brittany
Category 1: If you could turn any video game into a movie, what would it be?
Round 1: Castlevania vs. Borderlands 2
Category 2: If you could have any arcade cabinet, which would it be?
Round 2: Robotron 2084 vs. Ninja Turtles
Category 3: If you could pick any fictional sword, which would it be?
Round 3: Auron’s sword vs. Grass sword

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ABTS-036: Bruce Joins A Fight Club

In this episode of ABTS, Doug invites an old friend and long time gamer Bruce Stevenson to the show. We discuss how he’s been getting into fighting games a lot recently as well as his hobby of building computers!

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Elders React to Mortal Kombat Fatalities (video)
Test Your Might Forum
Microsoft is giving you the middle finger
Modok Combos (video)

10 Questions Recap:

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Category: A character in the Marvel Vs. Capcom games
10. Is it an animal ? No
9. Is it a man? Yes
8. Does this man wear armor? Yes
7. Is this character a villain? Yes
6. Guess: Doctor Doom? No
5. Guess: Sentinel? No
4. Guess: Zero? No
3. Guess: M.O.D.O.K.? Yes!
Answer: M.O.D.O.K.

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ABTS-035: Another Notch on the Belt of Video Gaming

In this episode of ABTS, Doug, AJ, and Bren all discuss a random assortment of video games, TV shows, and anime/manga. Doug reflects on his mistakes in Life Is Strange (and Heavy Rain), while Bren loses respect for AJ for liking Naruto 700+ and Grey’s Anatomy.

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An Anthropomorphic Mirror That Reflects Images with Black and Beige Pompoms
Jun Fukuyama’s 35 Characters in Anime
Wilfred
This is so wizard, Annie (video)

Games mentioned:

Heroes of the Storm, WoW, RunescapeAudioSurf 2, Heavy Rain, The Wolf Among Us

Games we’ve been playing:

Bren – Bozon-X, Invisible, Inc.
Doug – Dark Souls II, Life Is Strange

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ABTS-034: One Track Gamers Interview

In this episode of ABTS, Doug and AJ interview all three hosts of the One Track Gamers, Jon, Cory, and Amanda! We get the chance to play both conversation games, and everyone contributes an obscure game they’ve played.

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One Track Gamers podcast

I Was The Walrus:

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Contestants: Cory vs. Jon
Category 0: If you had to team up with any Disney villian, which would it be?
Round 0: Hades vs. Hades
Category 1: If you were a game tester, which game would you never get tired of?
Round 1: Fallout: New Vegas vs. Resident Evil
Category 2: What is the hardest boss you’ve played in any video game?
Round 2: The final hunt/last bounty (Final Fantasy XII) vs. Bloodborne

Contestants: Cory vs. Amanda
Category 1: If you work for any game company what would it be?
Round 1: Nintendo vs. Blizzard
Category 2: What game would you want to see done in virtual reality? Full immersion.
Round 2: Silent Hill 2 vs. Drakengard 2
Category 3: In your opinion, which game (or game series) has the best soundtrack?
Round 3: The Legend of Zelda vs. Final Fantasy

10 Questions Recap:

Category: A Playstation 1 game
10. Is it an RPG game? No (Kind of?)
9. Is the style of the art 2D? No
8. Is it based off of a Japanese anime? No
7. Is the game from a well known developer? No
6. Do we play as a human? Yes
5. Was it developed by a Japanese company? No
4. Is it set in the past? No
3. Is the camera style 3rd person? Yes
2. Does it take place in a city? No
1. Was it more of an adult/serious/end of the world horror stuff? Yes
Guess: Fear Effect
Guess: Fade to Black
Answer: Fade to Black

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