Episode 101: History Repeats Itself and So Does Animal Crossing

What are your go-to games, reader and potential listener? Which ones do you never tire of playing, or even if you do, you continue consuming because you are physically/mentally unable to stop? The DV Cast (minus Zach) shed their own light on this cold-button issue (a cold-button issue is something that nobody else is really talking about), which serves as the theme of Episode 101. Summarize a Game in Five Words gives poetry to opinion while brand new segment Steamed Broccoli encourages the invasion of privacy via Steam history, each of them tying into go-to games in their own special way. You’ll also hear about Typing of the Dead: Overkill’s secret to success, the yakuza’s involvement in The Sims 3, and 1080 Avalanche’s affordable madness. There’s also some StarCraft Talk, but it would be easier to count the episodes not featuring Zerg-related conversation at this point.

Opening song: Funky Bits by Yoann Turpin.

Ending song: Musicolours, originally from The Sims 3 and ReMixed by Guifrog.

Episode 98: Gaming on Fumes

Short and full of obnoxious noises, Episode 98 is the Wario of Disembodied Voices. As usual, the DV Cast haven’t been playing any video games, but they talk about lots of things anyway. For example, Stephen raises a concern that rankles his soul, claiming that Bryan isn’t homogenous enough and would he please stop making up opinions of his own? This doesn’t work very well as Bryan immediately swivels in the direction of StarCraft II where he greets his dark master Cameron who has corrupted the younger brother’s soul with his malicious ways. They’re all pals in the end, of course, agreeing with one another that iOS 7 is rad and Death Note is rad also, so don’t worry about those guys. As for you, it is recommended that you join the good times and listen in!

Opening song: Electrolytic Man, originally from Mega Man and ReMixed by MaJIN_SaN, ambient, and tomatsu.

Ending song: Time Traveler’s Delight, originally from Sonic CD and ReMixed by rothaDom, C7, DiGi Valentine, OverClocked Assembled, Sir Jordanius, SuperiorX, The Auracle, begoma, and metaphist.

Random Encounters: Gone Fishin’

A new series born by necessity, Random Encounters picks a random video game from the void and forces the participants to talk about it. This inaugural episode is off to an exciting start with Gone Fishin’, an MS-DOS title that nobody in the world knows about (including the panelists). All sorts of fishing mechanics are explored in great detail, from SEGA Bass Fishing to World of Warcraft, with the entire whirlpool of discussion centering around the classic gem of the good old days, Gone Fishin’. Join Stephen and Bryan for this adventure, listeners. Otherwise they’ll be lonely.

Music: Precious Metals, originally from Pokemon Gold Version and remixed by Benjamin Briggs, Insert Rupee, and halc.

Episode 61: Chickens, Kittens and War

Wait, don’t say anything. It’s written all over your face. You want to hear this week’s episode of Disembodied Voices and all the spectacular emotional baggage that goes along with it, and this is the perfect place to do so! Halloween sparks discussion of The Walking Dead, psychos, and scary games that Stephen recommends (such as Animal Crossing), all of which are overshadowed by the unnerving morbidness of Edna and Harvey: Harvey’s New Eyes. On a cheerier note, Cameron found a treasure trove of classic video games down the road to curb his Steam addiction (fight fire with fire, as the saying goes). Stephen has lukewarm news about Deponia and can’t seem to appreciate the excellence of Darksiders, but a “Who Can Do the Best War Impression?” contest livens up the mood. In fact, fun flies like confetti in Disembodied Voices Episode 61, and you’re invited to the party.

Opening song:  Test Dummy, originally from Mega Man 2 and remixed by AE.

Ending song: Malevolent Mansion, originally from Banjo-Kazooie and remixed and Nekofrog and Sole Signal.

Episode 54: I Choose You, Conkeldurr!

Mighty podcasting powers combine in this all-star edition of Disembodied Voices (which essentially means all four regulars showed up this time). Guild Wars 2 is the center of attention, going so far as to achieve the Zachary Seal of Approval, a slightly more illustrious award than Cameron’s Game Changer trophy awarded to The Walking Dead. Further discussions include Battlefield 3 and its allegedly overpowered anti-air weaponry, the shocking quality of I Am Alive,  and– naturally– the escapades of Stephen and Bryan in World of Wacraft, cut short by a certain disgruntled gentleman who will not be named. (It’s Cameron.) A brand new segment  known as PokeMYSTERY has the DV cast determining which Pokemon names are real and which are totally made up. Conkeldurr and Amoeboar send their regards. It is thoroughly recommended that you grab a snack, recline in your seating of choice, and listen to Disembodied Voices Episode 54, the theater of the ear.

 

Opening song: Test Dummy, originally from Mega Man 2 and remixed by AE.

Ending song: I Choose You, Pikochu!, originally from Pokemon Advanced Generation: I’ve Begun Hiragana and Katakana and remixed by WillRock.

Episode 8: Two is Better Than One, But Still Kinda Lame

With Zachary and Cameron out of commission (probably scared off by fluttering bats), the two brothers must brave the jungle alone. They traverse through the ancient ruins of games they’ve been playing, duck under the blow-darts of video game music, avoid the Kinect speech recognition booby-trap, and leap over the pit of Food Time. Unfortunately, Stephen threw Bryan the idol and he ran away cackling. So download Disembodied Voices Episode 8 today!