Month: August 2015

ABTS-052: DJ Cutman Interview

In this episode of ABTS, Doug and Bren interview the man responsible for This Week In Chiptune as well as our very own IWTW theme song, DJ Cutman!

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This Week In Chiptune podcast
DJ Cutman’s website
DJ Cutman’s Patreon

Games We’ve been playing:

DJ Cutman: Splatoon, Fire Emblem

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ABTS-051: Day After The Apocalypse

In this episode of ABTS, Doug, Bren, and Mark derail the show immediately! They then continue to discuss what games they’ve been playing, what graphic novels they’ve been reading, as well as play a memorable game of IWTW!

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Vane game TBA (by ex-developers of The Last Guardian)

Games We’ve Been Playing:

Doug: Axiom Verge
Bren: Super Time Force Ultra, The Binding of Isaac, Tales from the Borderlands
Mark: Persona 4, The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, Strong Bad’s Cool Game for Attractive People: Season 1, Lucius

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. Bren
Category:
You are the head of Microsoft and you have already decided that you’re gonna just mess with everyone in the company and you decided to scrap Windows 10 and you end up pushing out an operating system, and you both named it after yourself (it’s called DougOS and BrenOS depending on who you are) and you purposefully filled it with tons of bugs and you made it run really slow and it only comes in 32 bit and you think it’s hilarious and everyone is stuck with this terrible operating system. And you have a press conference and everyone wants to know why you did this. And if you don’t answer and give a convincing reason then you’re going to jail. So what’s your reason? 
Round 1: Haters gonna hate vs. This was an experiment to see who could work with a fundamentally broken system and those are people who are better than everyone else 
Category:
You’re a senior and there’s been this bully at school that’s been bothering you for all four years of your high school career. What do you do to his car to get back at him?
Round 2: Have his car flipped upside down and filled with manure vs. Superglue strings of spoons all over his car inside and out
Category:
You are in New York City and your vocal chords have been rearranged in some way that you can’t form words, but you can only make sounds, you can’t speak for some weird reason you can’t form sentences and someone is about to get hit by a car and you want to stop that from happening so you have warn them. What sound do you make to try and stop them?
Round 3: Indian whistle vs. Dolphin noises

axiom verge

ABTS-050: Jason Roberts Interview

In this episode of ABTS, Doug and Matt interview one of the hosts of the TechZing podcast, Jason Roberts! We discuss many topics including his passion for teaching mathematics, an interesting account of the first ever TechCrunch party, as well as how Jason turned down the position of Chief Technology Officer at Uber.

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TechZing Podcast
TechCrunch
Uber

ABTS-049: Undesirable Porn

In this episode of ABTS, Doug, Matt, Bren, and Mark continue to derail the show. Mark shares his horror stories about working as a Geek Squad employee, which causes Doug to recall a particularly disturbing memory from college about a flash drive full of terrifying porn. If that doesn’t scare you enough, we also play two games of IWTW!

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Alphabet
Attack on the pentagon results in discovery of new mathematical tile
Fallout Shelter is now available on Android and iOS
Grow Home Coming to PS4
“Smart” Spoon for Parkinson’s Sufferers

Games we’ve been playing:

Matt: Bitcoin Billionaire
Doug: Grow Home
Mark: The Witcher series
Bren: Armello, Fallout Shelter

I Was The Walrus:

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

Game 1: Mark vs. Doug
Category:
What is the mascot to the new cereal by General Mills?
Round 1: Unfortunate Boy vs. A Wet Towel for Soggy-O’s
Category:
You’re a cosmic blacksmith and can make armor out of anything. What is your armor made out of?
Round 2: Tromboners vs. Galaxies
Category:
If you could make the next branch of Google, what would it be?
Round 3: Rick rolling in virtual reality vs. Moogle the Airship Company

Game 2: Matt vs. Bren
Category:
You have to pay for a meal with an unorthodox currency. What is it?
Round 1: Royal urine samples vs. Tiny Digimon collectibles 
Category:
Where is the funniest place to poop in your neighbor’s house at 3am?
Round 2: In a tube of toothpaste vs. In the oven

Shout out to Deviant Art user Moist-Towel for making us accidental fan art before we had the idea!

Soggy-O's

ABTS-048: Feist Interview

In this episode of ABTS, Doug and Bren interview the developers of the highly anticipated game Feist: Adrian Stutz and Florian Faller. We get the answers to whether or not there are any Easter eggs in game, as well as if there’s a chance of it coming to consoles!

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Feist Website
Feist on Steam
Feist Soundtrack on Bandcamp

feist

ABTS-047: Who the Hell is Dr. Toasty Buns?

In this episode of ABTS, Doug, Matt, and Mark end up pondering Bren’s current Steam name after discussing Game Boy glitches and the murder of a hitchhiking robot! Oh and we play I Was The Walrus, happy bonus episode!

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HitchBOT murdered in Philadelphia
JJ Abrams Broke his Back Helping Injured Harrison Ford On Star Wars Set
How Matt broke Link’s Awakening
MissingNo Glitch in Pokemon Red/Blue
‘Impossible’ rocket drive works and could get to Moon in four hours

Games we’ve been playing:

Mark: NEKOPARA Vol. 1
Doug: Tembo the Badass Elephant
Matt: You Must Build A Boat

I Was The Walrus:

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

Contestants: Matt vs. Mark
Category 1: What adorable forest animal are you and what’s your role in society?
Round 1:  Lawyer Beaver vs. Robin Hood Mongoose
Category 2: If a new landmass arose and you are the first to discover it, what would you name your land?
Round 2:  Canada 2: Queen Elizabeth’s Revenge vs. 3PieceKingLand
Category 3: The imaginary friend you’ve never been able to describe has just become visible. Describe this person.
Round 3:  Jeff Goldblum w/ a vestigial twin of Christopher Walken vs. Mark’s lame poem

SAY ANYTHING, John Cusack, 1989. TM and Copyright (c) 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved.Courtesy: Everett Collection