Welcome to the Buffet. Here's what we're serving up fresh today...
The podcast returns after a short hiatus to briefly reflect on the recent launches of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One as well as discuss the fate of "Hard Gay" and the upcoming simulcast dub of "Space Dandy". In the Thing of the Week, the crew discusses whether or not online shopping has rendered Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday store openings moot.
Charlie, Dylan, and John discuss a comment they received on their GMX Volume 5 recap before recounting their recent trip to Anime Blast Chattanooga 2013.
Audio from a Geek Media Expo Volume 5 Press Conference featuring on-air radio personality and voice actor Steve Downes (Master Chief, Halo series).
Dylan and John sit down with author and game designer Robert J Schwalb to discuss D&D Next, his theories on how to make a good game, his history with RPGs, and more.
Charlie, Dylan, and John are joined by Mike from GameMarx and Basil from OSMCast! to discuss the 2013 iteration of Geek Media Expo and preview some upcoming interviews.
John tells the story of how a Halloween movie marathon from almost 20 years ago solidified his love for anime, and how it would come into his life again decades later in a very unexpected way.
Chad, Dylan, and John discuss The Slants' whirlwind media tour, the recent controversy surrounding Beyond: Two Souls, and the very odd trailer for Akiba's Trip 2. In addition, The Dice Pile causes the crew to recall their traumatic first forays into the world of pen-and-paper RPGs and the Thing of the Week focuses on possible improvements to iterative game design.
Chad, Charlie, Dylan, and John discuss what Marvel-produced TV series they'd like to see, Square Enix's quality control committee for the Final Fantasy Franchise, and take a look at GameStop's leaked Black Friday ad. Also, The Dice Pile discusses the best and worst officially-licensed RPGs and the Thing of the Week asks if streaming services are the future of backwards compatibility and retro gaming.
John sits down with actress Courtenay Taylor (Mass Effect, Regular Show, Resident Evil) to discuss her career and upcoming projects, in addition to getting her thoughts on the San Francisco 49ers' season so far.
Chad, Charlie, Dylan, and John talk about John's recent interview with actress Courtenay Taylor (to be released on 10/16/2013), conflicting reports on how Microsoft plans to use data it gathers from Xbox One and Kinect, the trailer for Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax, and Square-Enix's crowdfunding initiative. Also, The Dice Pile, The Thing of the Week, and Dylan makes an impassioned defense of the Battlestar Galactica board game.