Constantly Calibrating Podcast (Gaming & Geek Culture) (general)

This week the gang takes a look at the fall TV season and goes off on a multitude of rabbit trails related to TV writing, Internet writing, and the overall landscape of media consumption.

Along with that they talk about their experience with the recent Star Wars Battlefront Beta, highlighting the pros -- true to the source material in sights and sounds -- as well as the cons -- imbalanced teams and spawn points.

We hope you will have as much fun as we did with this week’s Constantly Calibrating! Tune in next week for the unofficial part

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This week, Justin and Brian infected the other hosts (no pun intended) so they could talk their hearts out about TwitchCon and the current landscape of streaming.

While Brad and Josh nurse themselves back to health, the other two talked a bit about eSports, copyright flagging, and miraculously they managed to bring up Metal Gear Solid V yet again.

Truely amazing..

For more of the two stooges, grab an earful of this week's Constantly Calibratin

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This week, the guys cover Josh’s glorious trip to GameStop EXPO 2015!

 

What did he see? What did he play? How did he smell?

We may or may have not gotten to all of these questions in hearing about his crazy exploits playing the hottest new games!

 

Elsewhere in the cast, we talk about pending Star Wars goodness/shenanigans, the life and times of Marty O’Donnell, and gush just a tad more about Metal Gear Solid V.

 

All this and more on this week's Constantly Calibrating!

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This week we totally had a topic planned.

Like for realsies.


With the lull in summer news and the fact that we all work full time jobs, this week didn't have a topic, which allowed us to delve into many topics instead.

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This week, ConCal covered Community vs. Fandom. They looked into the void and the void happened to be very amicable. It carried conversation pretty well, and its partner is very nice. The guys might go over for tea sometime.

 

They asked such daring questions as:

What makes a good community?

What does a community look like when it goes bad?

Can a community exist without a fandom, and vice versa?


We ask these questions and more on this week’s Constantly Calibrating!

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This week, the gang covers gamesom 2015 in brief, in an effort to bring you the full brunt of their time at Rooster Teeth Expo 2015 -- the second year for ConCal. Brad gets filled in with everything from the media room, we shout out to PWNEE and Twin Stick Radio, and it's possible someone got into a dance fight with peeps from Rocket Jump. Maybe?


All these stories and more on this week’s Constantly Calibrating!

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This week, the guys pried the script from Brad's hands and threw it out the window! Cabin fever has taken over the control room!

There is no set topic this week, and the crew went crazy in the process. We briefly covered the acoustics of Josh and Justin's old flat together, vamped on our sponsors (Green Man Gaming and No Scope Glasses), and heard the wondrous tale of the infamous "FBI Cruise" of Silverman family vacation lore.

All this craziness and more on this week's Constantly Calibrating!

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Much like Deadpool and Harley Quinn cosplays, there are some franchises and properties that just won't die. The gang tries their best to tackle some of these slippery IPs.

 

What gives a franchise longevity, even past its originally intended lifespan? Is it that they are just popular enough and endearing enough that there will never be a time without them -- can’t wait till Mighty Morphin Super Ultra Space Ninja Dino-Rangers)? Or are we just so nostalgia-heavy in popular culture that we gloss over the obvious flaws and pitfalls of our childhood faves?

 

Neither of the latter two questions are answered directly, but are a part of our extended look into the problem with undead IPs.

 

And if you stick around at the end of the cast, you might find yourself in spoiler-infested waters while we discuss how all of us somehow saw Ant-Man around the same time.


Only on this week’s Constantly Calibrating!

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This week, the team bid farewell to one of the most influential persons in gaming culture, Mr. Satoru Iwata. After a brief overview of his accomplishments, and an ill-timed banana joke, they proceed onto San Diego Comic-Con news.

 

It’s an exciting year this year for nerds. A new Star Wars and a subsequent generation growing up with the series has Josh giddy and emotional, as contrasted with the apparent lack of emotion from Will Smith in the trailer for Suicide Squad. Thankfully the other DC title dropping from SDCC 2015 was the Batman vs. Superman trailer, and damn does it look good! The guys hash out which will be more successful, all the while longing for the sweet release of Deadpool's  loving arms (a guy can dream, ok).


You can find all this hubbub and more on this weeks Constantly Calibrating!

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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!

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