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

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
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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!

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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
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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

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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
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This week our heroes embark upon their 2015 most anticipated games list along with a regular dabbling of news, as much news as can be expected in Januaray anyways! Strap in and join us as we venture forth into the our own personal hype for this year in games!

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This week we go sans Josh! Cause he's having a baby (no not him physically althought we'd cover that if he was!) We talk about a few collectors editions one with a spoiler, Sony's Playstation Now and Network issues, Star Wars episode VII fighting, a little CES 2015.

Then we move to our main topic of complaining (maybe like old guys?) about the Halo 5 Guardians Beta!

Come hang out with us and hear our thoughts as we work through it all! Be sure to share any thoughts you have on the cast wth us in the comments, Twitter, or Facebook.

Direct download: CalibratingLacklustreBabyGuardians.mp3
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This is it, the end of 2014. Listen as we cover our Entertainment of the Year Award Spectacular, before heading into a look at what 2014 did for us, as well as what we hope for out of the first half of 2015.

Then join us at the end as we bid adieu to podcast host Josh, who is taking a leave of absence for the next few weeks due to child spawning shenanigans.

After listening, or even before, let us know some of your best memories of 2014 -- whether related to us or not -- then what you hope to see out of us in 2015.


Thanks for the fantastic ride this last year everyone!

Direct download: 128_-_Calibrating_The_Definitive_End-of-2014_Podcast_Extravaganza.mp3
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It's that time of the year again, a time when every podcast in the land puts together their end of the year "Best of _____" lists. We here at Constantly Calibrating are no different, having invented the concept of the award show 1,100 years ago. (Look it up in any textbook printed in Josh's basement*.)

This year we're changing things up from prior years, opting to do "Game of the Year", "Film of the Year", and "TV Show of the Year" awards; with this week focusing on discussing the nominees. Comic Story Arc, as mentioned during this show, was cut during recording for several reasons. Join us and let us know your own thoughts in the comments, then tune back in next week for winners!

On the news side of things, we look at the inaugural Phoenix Comicon Fan Fest, talk Sony & Marvel's Spider-Man web fluid filled dick measuring contest, and guffaw about Grand Theft Auto V Online's heist gameplay trailer.

Direct download: 127_-_The_2014_ConCal_Entertainment_Awards_Nominations.mp3
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Wait, Spike's The Gaming Awards was enjoyable? Good information came out of the PlayStation Experience? DC Comics is making questionable entertainment choices? Hold on, that last one is actually expected.

That being said, this week we discuss the fallout from The Gaming Awards, including Legend of Zelda, Dragon Age Inquisition, King's Quest and more. In addition, we take a look at the PlayStation Experience, while figuring out Josh's excitement over Grim Fandango & Day of the Tentacle.

That and Marvel casting news, plus DC's Krypton on this week's show!

Direct download: 126_-_Calibrating_The_Game_Awards__PlayStation_Experience.mp3
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