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ABTS-027: Big Anime Episode

In this episode of ABTS, Doug, Bren, AJ, and Mark discuss an assortment of anime. We also get to play IWTW twice!

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Click here for the full list of the anime discussed on this episode!

As I Lay Dying – 94 Hours (music video)

I Was The Walrus:

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Contestants: AJ vs. Mark
Category 1: If you could pick any weapon from any anime what would it be?
Round 1: Clare’s Sword vs. Matter Substitution
Category 2: What is the strangest anime setting you’ve encountered?
Round 2: Space vs. Death Obstacle Course
Category 3: If you could pick any pet from an anime, what would it be? 
Round 3: Plue (initially Don Patch) vs. Kyuubey

Contestants: AJ vs. Doug
Category 1: You have one item to get you off an island what is it?
Round 1: Ikaros vs. 74-Z Speeder Bike
Category 2: If you could have one superpower, what would it be?
Round 2: Super strength vs. Invisibility/Cloaking
Category 3: You have one sentence to save you from thugs, what is it?  
Round 3: “I’m incredibly sick!” vs. “Take me to your leader!”

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ABTS-019: Catching Up With Bren

In this episode of ABTS, Doug and Bren casually catch up on games they’ve been playing as well as anime they’ve been watching. We also get around to playing 10 Questions again!

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Games Bren beat but never got to talk about:

Transistor (Bastion) Soundtrack here
To The Moon
Battleblock Theater (Alien Homonoid, Castle Crashers)
Path of Exile (Untold Legends)

Machinima videos we recommend:

Dragon Ball Z: Light of Hope
Mortal Kombat: Legacy
Power Rangers gritty reboot

Blizzard has mastered the formula for MMOs
Wizards of the Coast mastered the formula for TCGs
Doug’s embarassing card game story: Harry Potter TCG

Anime:

Doug – Aldnoah.ZERO
Bren – Log Horizon

One of Doug’s most anticipated game of 2015: It Came From Space And Ate Our Brains

10 Questions Recap:

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Category: Casual Games
10: Is it a FPS? No
9: Is it a platformer? No
8: Is it Nintendo? No
7: Is it a mobile game? Yes it’s available as a mobile game but wasn’t initially
6: Can you play it on the computer? Yes
5: Guess: Minecraft
4: Is it free? No
3: Is it on Steam?: Yes
Bonus Q granted: Guess: Scribblenauts
2: Is is set in the future? No
1: Is it an indie game? No
Final Clue: PopCap is the developer
Final Guess: Plants Vs. Zombies
Answer: Peggle

transistor

ABTS-016: Japan Is Dying

In this episode of ABTS, Doug and AJ nerd out and talk about a ton of different anime, including AJ’s Top Ten (in no particular order), as well as a variety of runner-ups. We also play 10 Questions for the first time!

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Recommended Runner Ups:

Dragon Crisis
Ano Natsu De Matteru (Waiting in the Summer)
Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day
Claymore
Sword Art Online
Neon Genesis Evangelion

Evangelion Abridged:
EvAbridged 1.0 This is (not) a Parody
EvAbridged 2.0 Shinji is (not) a Pussy
EvAbridged 3.0 Rei is (not) Pleased
EvAbridged 4.0 This is (not) the End

‘Watch If You’re Incredibly Bored and Wanna Fuck Around’ Runner Ups:

To Love-Ru
Girls Bravo

AJ’s Top 10

Summer Wars (movie)
Speed Grapher
Kaiji
Ben-To
Tengen Toppa Guren Lagann
Princess Mononoke (movie)
The World God Only Knows
Toradora!
Un-Go
Eureka Seven

Japan is dying link

10 Questions Recap:

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Category: Anime
10: Is the main character a boy or a girl? Have we talked about this show before
9: What are the genres? Comedy, detective caper, action, thriller.
8: Guess: Lupin III
7: Guess: Case Closed
6: Did it come out before 2010? Yes
5: Did it come out after 1999? No
4: Did it come out after 1990? Yes
3: Was it ever on Cartoon Network? Yes
2: Is it in space? Yes
1: Guess: Cowboy Bebop
Answer: Cowboy Bebop

Ben-to

ABTS-014: Cartoon Conspiracy Theories

In this episode of ABTS, we finally have four hosts on at once and listeners are introduced to Mark Choi the newest member of the ABTS team. This episode is all over the place and to top things off we have a tournament of IWTW!

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Fairly ridiculous games:

Hubble Trouble a game by Basta (github)
Frog Fractions (you won’t regret playing this phenomenal game)
Poocoozi (video)
Hatoful Boyfriend
Can Your Pet?
Don’t Shit Your Pants
Soda Drinker Pro

Other shit:

-Mark explains his experience with the Occulus Rift
Watching porn with Occulus Rift is now a thing
Snapcash
White lines make your gifs pop (you don’t want to miss this)
Quantum equations predicts the universe has no beginning
New Earth-like planet discovered Kepler 186F
Pluto is not a planet and the Southern ocean is a thing
-Jetsons before the Flintstones?!
-Popwerpuff Girls, Samurai Jack in the same universe
Pokemon fan theory (creepypasta)

I Was The Walrus:

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Category: Something you would want in a post-apocalyptic setting
Game 1: Mark vs. Matt
Round 1: Time Stopping Device vs. Chrystal Pepsi
Round 2: BitBeast in a Bayblade vs. Cuisinart Immersion Blender
Round 3: Rocket-powered sweatpants (not Rocket Power Sweatpants) vs. 64 pack of Charmin toilet paper

Category: Home invasion weapons
Game 2: Matt vs. Doug
Round 1: Abba CD vs. Guitar
Round 2: Richard Kiel as Mr. Larson from Happy Gilmore vs. a Polar Bear with a flamethrower
Round 3:Two signs that say ‘KEEP OUT’ respectively in Comic Sans and Papyrus vs. Gargoyles (specifically the dual bosses from Dark Souls)

ABTS-006: Escapist Anime

In this episode of ABTS, Doug and AJ talk about an assortment of anime as well as various other musings. Some of those being:

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Game of War
Sword Art OnlineLog Horizon / .hack//Sign / Elfen Lied / Eureka Seven
Eye Toy / Game Boy Printer
90s Television: Drew Carey Show / Whose Line Is It Anyway?
Bill Cosby Controversy: Is he guilty?
FFV, FFVI, and FFIX players can divide the party into two players
Kingdom Hearts rant (SPOILERS!!!)