Game of the Year Award Thing 2012: Story

Since before the recording of human history, people have told stories of great deeds, turning life to myth and myth to life through the ages, creating something intangible yet eternally meaningful– and all so the DV Cast can argue about video games! The Disembodied Voices Game of the Year Award Thing 2012 takes on the hefty topic of storytelling and everything that surrounds it, even if that basically just means talking about The Walking Dead and Thomas Was Alone for two hours. Vigorous debate frosted with a light layer of contention fuels this episode of tough choices and everyone was kind of tired so it’s a wonder the whole thing didn’t fall to pieces. Please do listen at your leisure as the adventure unfolds!


The Winners of Story:

Best Sequence of Narrative Events:

  • The Walking Dead
  • Spec-Ops: The Line
  • Thomas Was Alone
  • Silent Hill: Downpour

A winner is… The Walking Dead

Best New Living or Pseudo Living Entity:

  • Lee – The Walking Dead
  • Clementine – The Walking Dead
  • Thomas – Thomas Was Alone
  • Vaas – Far Cry 3

A winner is… Lee – The Walking Dead

Best Character Relationship:

  • Lee and Clementine – The Walking Dead
  • Lee and Kenny – The Walking Dead
  • Master Chief and Cortana – Halo 4
  • The Player and Claptrap – Borderlands 2
  • Thomas and Chris – Thomas Was Alone

A winner is… Lee and Clementine – The Walking Dead

Best Sense of Funniness:

  • LEGO Lord of the Rings (Stephen and Bryan)
  • Borderlands 2 (Cameron)
  • LEGO Batman 2: DC Heroes (Zachary)

A winner is… All of them!

Game of the Year Award Thing 2012: Sound

The hill are alive with the sound of the Disembodied Voices Game of the Year Award Thing 2012, and this time audio is the star. One of the more installments in recent memory, this episode goes over the musical masterpieces of last year, along with a voice acting prize almost awarded to Mark Hamill for no legitimate reason. Subjectivity clashes with objectivity as the (very different) members of the DV Cast try to make decisions without burning to ash. You won’t find a more exciting Game of the Year conversation on the Internet (or anyone still talking about Game of the Year, in all seriousness), so you have no choice. Listen, have a good time, and drop a comment if you have something you want to say!


The Winners of Sound:

Best Stuff You Dance To:

  • Darksiders II
  • Xenoblade Chronicles
  • World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria
  • Thomas Was Alone

A winner is… Darksiders II

Best Song of Thematic Representation:

A winner is… World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria

Best Stuff (Singular) You Dance To:

A winner is… all of them!

Words That Are Spoken Vocally:

  • The Walking Dead
  • Max Payne 3
  • Far Cry 3
  • Thomas Was Alone

A winner is… The Walking Dead

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 53: But We Still Like Cameron

There is no Cameron present in this week’s episode of Disembodied Voices, and that rekindles contention thought to buried deep in the passage of time. But since he isn’t around to complain, everyone else decides to talk about video games with a carefree spirit. Stephen pits the PC and 3DS versions of Mutant Mudds against one another, The Walking Dead Episode 1 brings a touch of undead emotion to Bryan’s life, and Zachary makes them both regret leaving The Last Story in a state of unplayed neglect. Delectable Design tackles the concept of time travel and its many broken forms, along with some not-as-broken forms for good measure. Shadow of Destiny and Bugs Bunny Lost in Time both have their respective five minutes of fame this day. Join this video game adventure in Disembodied Voices Episode 53, with many more to come. The podcast is never over.


 

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

Ending song: Serious Moon Business, originally from Majora’s Mask and remixed by Insixfour and halc.