Constantly Calibrating Podcast (Gaming & Geek Culture)

This week, Josh was still spending time with this thing he calls 'actual family’, so the rest of the guys decided to launch into a preemptive talk on platformers before their interview with Yacht Club Gaming in 2 weeks!

The focus was on the evolution of the platforming genre over the years, and the progression of its traits, as well as stylistic choices over the years. Brad and Justin argued over whether Battletoads counted as a platformer, and Brian brought up StarTropics yet again (he’s starting to sound like Justin with Metal Gear). They all take a deeper look at the current state of platformers and their ability to blend and work with other play styles and stories, and remarked how the independent sector of gaming has really pushed this genre forward.

What is your favorite platformer? What makes it your favorite?

Let us know as you give a listen to this week's Constantly Calibrating!

Direct download: ConCal151_-_FULL.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 5:28pm PDT

This week, The crew grabs their Pip-Boys and yarn-based companions and embark upon the biggest gaming event of the yearE3 2015!

They discuss whether Nintendo really has to care about these kind of conferences (they don't) and whether Square Enix is still relevant (they aren’t). Brian and Justin get indignant about Xbox backwards compatibility and what should and shouldn't have been offered on day one, and goddamit, everyone keeps taking Josh’s topics!

Let us know what you thought of E3 and what you are most excited for. To hear what we thought, give a listen to this weeks Constantly Calibrating!

Direct download: ConCal150_-_FULL.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 6:08pm PDT

This week, Brad skips out on the show as the rest of the guys make their predictions for E3 2015!

Josh, Justin, and Brian dig deep as they predict their hopes and dreams that may or may not come true (“All” we are asking for is a new Mass Effect title, and maybe some Mirror’s Edge).

Will Kojima be trotted out on stage?

Will Nintendo unveil its next console?

Will we have somebody representing ConCal at E3?

Tune in to find out which one of those might be a possibility on this week’s cast, then join us next week to discuss what was unveiled!

Only on the Constantly Calibrating E3 2015 Predictions Show!

Direct download: ConCal149_-_COMPLETE.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 3:03pm PDT

This week, ConCal goes to Comicon!

The guys talk about their experiences at conventions over the years, good and bad, and try and come to a consensus of what a concretely calibrated convention would look like.

Josh and Brian also talk about their time at Phoenix Comicon, and Justin may or may not still be playing Witcher 3. We should probably go check on him...

Join us for this week's Constantly Calibrating!

Direct download: ConCal148_-_FULL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:18pm PDT