Constantly Calibrating Podcast (Gaming & Geek Culture)

We at Constantly Calibrating are bidding adieu to 2013 with a fun-filled podcast focusing on the 2nd Annual GNN Gaming Awards! The podcast may be longer than usual, but it's highly entertaining with our special guest Nichole Nance (Itty Bitty Geek). We chat about each of the winners, go on tangents, and then I have some announcements for the ConCal as we end this year.

If you would like to see a list of the winners for this year, check this link: (

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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 11:08am PDT

Two episode of Constantly Calibrating released within 24 hours of each other? Get out of town! This week on the podcast we discussed reveals from the Spike VGX show this past weekend, before going into nominations for the 2nd Annual Geek News Network Gaming Awards! In addition to that, how would you like to win a free video game? Make sure to listen to this podcast to find out how!

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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:37pm PDT

6 days late is better than nothing, right? Technical issues the likes of which we have never seen before plagued the Constantly Calibrating Virtual Studio last week, causing us to miss out on posting a plethora of content to you, our loyal audience. As such, we'll be bringing forth additional videos and a new contest, starting tomorrow (Wednesday).

For now, please enjoy last week's podcast wherein we examine the Xbox One in as great of detail as we're capable of!

Direct download: 75_-_Calibrating_Clocks_or_The_Xbox_One.m4a
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:06pm PDT

On this week's podcast we discuss the upcoming 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who, as well as our next episode of After Who; premiering shortly after the special debuts. Justin gives us an insight into the PlayStation 4, in regards to his thoughts and experiences with it over the launch weekend. Finally, we take a look at our history with the Xbox 360, primarily through the lens of our achievements and past glories on the system.

Make sure that you head on over to and/or to check out our two contests related to this episode!

Direct download: 74_-_Calibrating_The_Eight_Post-It_Notes.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

Episode 73, originally conceived as a purely BlizzCon 2013 recap episode, quickly grew as our podcast hosts were faced with additional newstories from the prior weekend. What tales do BioWare have in store for us, as depicted in their annual tradition of N7 Day? Are the newly announced Founders Packs for Everquest Next Landmark worth your hard-earned money? These are the questions we tackle before heading into this past weekend's highly anticipated event. 

That event being the aformentioned BlizzCon, wherein a new expansion for World of Warcraft was announced; more details released on the long-awaited World of Warcraft film; and information released on the highly anticipated MOBA-stlyed game, Heroes of the Storm. What info will we have for you? How excited will Brad and Josh get over this news? How little interest will Justin show?

Find out that and more on this week's episode of Constantly Calibrating!

Direct download: 73_-_Calibrating_The_Orc-arina_of_Time_BlizzCon_13.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:30pm PDT

This week on Constantly Calibrating we semi review WWE 2K14, take a look at what Brad got right with his BlizzCon 2013 predictions, question the logic of some decisions in gaming, and go on an impromptu discussion on comic books.

Direct download: 72_-_Calibrating_Predicting_Resolutions.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:33pm PDT

For episode 71 of Constantly Calibrating, we decided it would be a good idea to just go completely off the rails again. Well, it wasn't so much a decision as an eventuality. 

This week we touch on some thoughts on Batman: Arkham Origins, take a look at the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Trailer, and say goodbye to our favorite 4th grade teacher.

Direct download: 71_-_Calibrating_Vamp_Dammit_Vamp.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:29pm PDT

There's nothing wrong with posting half an episode a day late, right? Well, I sure hope not, because that's what's happening with our 70th episode. Also on this episode: Pokemon! That's right, due to a technical error, we lost all of the non-Pokemon discussion from this week's episode. There's nothing wrong with discussing said Pokemon stuff, so I hope you all enjoy it!

Direct download: 70_-_Calibrating_Two_Weeks_in_Kalos.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:18pm PDT

This week on Constantly Calibrating, we brought in special guest Ryan Firster to join us on the show. Make sure to check the "Tingle Pot" for a link to one of Ryan's recent sets.

The topics this week include <em>Pokemon X & Y</em>, the announcement of <em>Kingdom Hearts 2.5 HD ReMIX</em>, my 10-year high school reunion and its significance to ConCal, and some thoughts on the launch of our own YouTube gaming channel!

The description may be short and quasi-bland, but the episode certainly is not! Give it a listen and make sure to comment and subscribe!

Direct download: 69_-_Calibrating_Mickeys_Prostate_Exam.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:56pm PDT

Episode 68 of Constantly Calibrating brings us a completely out of context opening story out of Grand Theft Auto Online, book-ended with an announcement related to GTA Online — stick around til the end for that one!

In addition we bring you thoughts on the World of Warcraft film, which just had a release date announced. Where do we hope and expect the story to take us? Can a WoW film even be done in a way that is remotely satisfactory?

Our final topic of the cast relates to SimCity, ever the focus of anger in the land of ConCal. What has Electronic Arts done this time to earn our ire? Find out by listening below!

Direct download: 68_-_Calibrating_The_Floaty_Navel.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 2:13pm PDT