Constantly Calibrating Podcast (Gaming & Geek Culture)

Phoenix Comicon has come and gone, and with its end we're left with many questions:

Who are we? What do we want? Where are we going?

Well, those questions may actually stem from the Babylon 5 20th Anniversary Reunion Panel, which was one of the highlights of my weekend, and perhaps my life to date.

We were actually left with questions of how did this weekend turn into such a complete clusterfrell for most of us? Why did nothing seem to go right at any point? What are we going to do about this?

Phoenix Comicon was not a terrible experience by any means, but the event was less than lackluster at the best of times. Panels were a confusing array of "what's actually happening right now?" and "will this guest actually be in attendance?"

Join myself, and special guests Charnell Silverman, Brian McDaniel, & Brent Hankins ( for this hour-long look at Phoenix Comicon '13!

Direct download: 52_-_Calibrating_Phoenix_Comicon.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:13pm PDT

It's time for this week's Constantly Calibrating episode, "Calibrating Xbox Reveal". The runner-up for episode name is of course "Calibrating MocapDog".

The Xbox One was announced today and with it came a lot of press over what Microsoft did, or in this case did not, do right with the system's debut. Some may argue a lack of actual gaming hurt the launch. Others might praise the concept of their new "snap point" system. There's also our own questions of what's the deal with compatibility with Xbox Live Arcade games, or the crummy hard drive space.

There's also the question about why Microsoft hasn't paid us for the brilliant achievement points vs. challenge points vs. title system that needs to be implemented.

Direct download: 51_-_Calibrating_Xbox_Reveal.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 4:19pm PDT

Electronic Arts and Star Wars are where it's at with this week's episode of Constantly Calibrating. We take a look at EA's deal to exclusively make new games in the beloved franchise, as well as what this might mean for properties both new and old. 

We continue to chat about new things happening in Star Wars: The Old Republic, including plans for the new feline race that was added to the game yesterday. On top of that, Brad's wife chimes in with a pitch for a Star Wars-centric The Sims expansion that sounds positively delightful.

That, plus some discussions of the upcoming Xbox Infinity announcement.

Direct download: 50_-_Calibrating_RoboSexuality.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:41pm PDT

Gaming Goddess Raychul Moore is back this week for her long anticipated second date with the lovely gentleman of Constantly Calibrating. You may remember our interview with her from last year; we had hoped she had forgotten it. This time, things went smoothly as we discussed the missteps of the upcoming next generation consoles, including the already released Wii U.

We delve into the world of cosplay, exploring our thoughts on "Cosplay=/=Consent", a topic at the forefront of nerd/geek consciousness in the ever-growing convention season.

Raychul also gives us, as well as you all, a helpful tip for San Diego Comic-Con and how to properly attend: Don't!

That and a reasonable chance of a lot more on this week's episode of Constantly Calibrating!

Direct download: 49_-_Calibrating_Raychul_Moore_II.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:54pm PDT