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

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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This week, the guys support Brad's sickness induced topic of wondering why Star Wars is so dang popular, and when we all got into it. Josh gripes about the actual date of Star Wars Day (May 25th for all of you following along at home),  and Brian & Justin become a new powerhouse for film ideas, or at least opening credits (call us Disney!). For more shenanigans, listen to this weeks Constantly Calibrating!

What's your predictions for the Boba Fett standalone film? Do you think Chris Pratt is too happy to be Indiana Jones?

Let us know in the comments!

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This week, the guys say their iece about the new Joker, Josh bemoans the announcement of the new Dragon BAll Z series, and they talk about the rise and impact of E-Sports!

With special guest, E-Sports commentator, Christopher Allen!

Join us for another week of Constantly Calibrating!

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This week the gang is back together, and they are out for revenge!

Not really, but they are out to find out what parenting styles work for them in the eventuality that they all have spawn at one point or another. Along the way they generate more ideas for the reboot of Guitar Hero, ruminate on Grand Theft Auto V on the PC, and OH GOD WHAT ARE THEY DOING WITH GORO’S ARMS?!?

Find out on this week’s podcast!

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This week, the gang goes over the media they just don't care for and if they could care less for, they would. They also took a look at some of the best April Fools pranks from the past week, as well as 4k for the web.

Plus, Josh let's loose with a deep, dark secret that's been haunting him the last month.

Enjoy!

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This week, Justin and Brian are joined by ⅔ of the Lazy Revolver podcast, Sage and Zane Greenawalt. They cover the topic of missing out on great content for the stupidest reasons, recent streaming shenanigans with Twitch and the NFL( respectively different stories), as well as a multitude of tangents on the Mars One mission.

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This week, the gang goes over their thoughts on the merits and pitfalls of crowdfunding, Josh put up his numbers of dollars donated to gaming hopefuls, and everyone gets excited for the new ventures from Kevin Smith.

 

Join us on this week’s podcast.

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This week the gang peppers Justin with questions regarding PAX East, get into a debate on the merits/demerits of an all male sequel of Ghostbusters so close to the release of the all female led picture, and rock out to the good news from Harmonix on their new Rock Band title!


Have a listen to your weekly dose of things, words, and stuff!

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