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

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!

Direct download: 142_-_Calibrating_the_ConCal_School_of_Parenting.mp3
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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.


Direct download: 141_-_Calibrating_Detested_Media.mp3
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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.

Direct download: 140_-_Calibrating_Media_Catch-Up.mp3
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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.

Direct download: 139_-_Calibrating_Crowdfunding_Craziness.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:12pm PDT

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!

Direct download: 138_-_Calibrating_Justins_PAX_East_Journey_of_Discovery.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:36pm PDT

This week the gang gauges game girth and length, and tries to wrap their hands around it and explain people's attraction to games of all sizes. They also say goodbye to the great person of Leonard Nimoy, and memorialize him. Hope you enjoy this week's episode!

Direct download: 137_-_Calibrating_Perceptions_of_Length.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:47pm PDT

This week, the gang gets infected and talks Dying Light; A bright, zombie infested start to a new year of games. Discussion also turns to the repeated offenses of Peter Molyneux, and if he has over-promised one time too many.

Join us for another week of Constantly Calibrating!

Direct download: 135_-_Calibrating_Molyneuxs_Dying_Light.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:57pm PDT

This week, the gang covers the news coming out of Sony and Marvel concerning the Spider-Man Franchise.


Who is Spider-Man? Are you for Peter or Miles? Should comics/films be “forced” to bend to changes in culture?


J.K. Simmons induced diatribe aside, we go into our thoughts on the mutually beneficial merger of the two companies interests, and we even get into a discussion on how established comics characters should be handled?


Plus, bonus hatred-fueled rant about 50 Shades of Grey for your listening pleasure.

Give us a listen and tell us what you think!

Direct download: 134_-_Calibrating_Marvel-Sony_Spider-Thoughts.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:44pm PDT

This week we delve into the acquisition and renaming of DayBreak Game Company, formerly known as Sony Online Entertainment. We talk titles and game styles, and remember Star Wars Galaxies fondly. We also memorialize Monty Oum in our own way, and pay homage to our friend and inspiration

Direct download: ConCal_133.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:45pm PDT

Calibrating The Four Pillars of Successful Games

This week we talk a bit of TV show news, New 3DS release dates, and more possible buyouts from Disney in the news.

For our main topic of discussion we ask the quesion: What makes a game sucessful? Our answer we come to surprises even us at the end a bit.

Direct download: 131_-_Calibrating_The_Four_Pillars_of_Succesful_Games.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:24am PDT