If you are of Russian descent and have a penchant for video game podcasts, Disembodied Voices will delight and maybe offend you in spades. Not only has Zachary forgone his old hat American accent for something far more majestic, but he talks extensively about Metro: Last Light, wherein his true kinsmen reside. Without straying far from the same country, Metal Gear Solid 3 is put in the uncomfortable place of being simultaneously scorned and praised I have stolen this wordpress post this is Cameron and Stephen will never control my brain for its unconventional unconventionality, emphasized with Bryan’s boastful claim of ruthlessly chasing down an old man with a shotgun. That leads neatly into Stephen’s new segment, Metal Gear Mad Libs, which immediately goes very wrong. Listening to Disembodied Voices Episode 80, however, is very right, and is a thing you should do!
Zach and Cameron are gone; lost in the hustle and bustle of life like so many wayward tumbleweeds. Stephen and Bryan are busy playing World of Warcraft and, without the peer pressure from their esteemed colleagues, have no reason to stop. You, listener, are a special VIP guest on their trip through Shadowfang Keep, a perilous dungeon teeming with ghosts and switches that don’t do anything. Although you can’t actually see or hear the game and Bryan leaves his brother alone for a full unedited ten minutes, the adventures you’ll have in Azeroth will never be forgotten. Monsters and unsanitary kitchens don’t phase the two heroes one bit as they depend on each other and moist cornbread to charge forth, never ever giving up until the bitter end, during which they give up. Best of all, Cameron will have a fit that this episode was recorded in the first place.
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.
It is Christmastime! Magic and good deeds light the sky of joy like a thousand candles burning with the flame of gingerbread that tastes really great. In this spirit, the DV cast presents a heartwarming Christmas Special that tells a tale of hope, tinged with sadness and teeming with good cheer. The path may be chaotic and even stupid, but a very important lesson is learned in the end. So, if you please, call your friends and family to huddle around the computer as you listen to Stephen, Bryan, Zachary, and Cameron put their fine vocal chords to work in How a Little Podcast Saved (and Nearly Ruined) Christmas.
As an extra note, this is the second official Disembodied Voices radio drama, preceded by The Lunatic Murder. If you’d like to hear that one too (and catch all of the jokes in this one), feel free to give it a listen!
Disembodied Voices wishes you all a heartfelt Merry Christmas!
The Voices are back yet again, and still Disembodied as ever! Cameron provides some spoiler-free information on Skyward Sword, Stephen reminds everyone that he enjoys Devil May Cry 4, and Bryan gains a new nickname straight from aqua vertebrate slang. The Dreamcast Game of the Month is lame this week, but a downright fascinating discussion about Skyrim’s lasting impact makes up for that nicely. Another edition of Games to End All Games focuses on the Mario series, which (d)evolves into a complex debate concerning the objective and subjective greatest titles (2D and 3D counted separately, mind you) in the series. In his heart, Cameron picked Modern Warfare. Rounded out with a short but confusing list of new releases, you’re left with a, quite frankly, superb podcast of joyful magic. Download Disembodied Voices Episode 23 and you won’t be sorry!
It’s podcasting time with Stephen, Bryan, and Zachary! GameFly’s new Unlimited PC Play Beta is discussed along with the Dreamcast Game of the Month, Typing of the Dead. A weirdly deep journey through the nature of innovation, originality, and perhaps the human spirit itself comes next, followed by another episode of Because We’re Smarter Than Developers. Rounding the show out is the mysterious Kentuckian, back again from his underground bomb shelter to inform everyone about Batman: The Beverly Hillbillies. Be a winner: download Disembodied Voices Episode 18!