Constantly Calibrating Podcast (Gaming & Geek Culture)

A new week begins as our brave team goes head to head with a new podcast. It's episode 198, which means we're quickly closing in on the fabled episode 200...which we can't seem to remember to promote. Lovely.

But fear not! It's not Halloween yet, which means we're hear to talk to you about news that has completely unfurled since the time of this podcast's recording. Yes, we're talking Red Dead Redemption 2, and also the Nintendo NX -- debuted as Nintendo Switch after recording -- oh, and also that voice actors strike that finally came to a head. Yeah, consider this the week of stories that prove we should record this show on Wednesday nights instead.

Alas, again this is life and we still put on a phenomenal show that you SHOULD listen to. our theories on what is now Red Dead Redemption 2 alone are something you should take in. Not to mention the fact that we have first thoughts from Justin on the PlayStation VR, and we brought in a full team plus one (that's FIVE people) for this episode.

So come watch, listen, and ingest this glowing podcast of GLORIOUS aural domination.

Direct download: ConCal198_-_FULL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:38pm PDT

Due to the nature of this week we would like to apologize for the delay in releasing episode 197 of the Constantly Calibrating Podcast. That being said, if you followed us on Twitch at www.twitch.tv/constantlycalibrating, you probably watched it live anyways. (Hint, Hint.)

That being said, this week's podcast is presented by the letter "H", as in hurricane. That's right, our team discussed the fallout and experiences for the east coast group during Hurricane Matthew, and how it selfishly messed up our ability to output content the last two weeks. From there we explored New York Comic Con news, including a first Power Rangers trailer, news on Marvel's The Defenders, and thoughts on the state of the Arrowverse (The Flash, Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow, & Supergirl). Additionally we have thoughts on Mafia III straight from Justin & Thaddeus, alongside visual interpretive emotional displacement from Josh & Braddeus.

Direct download: ConCal197_-_FULL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:22pm PDT

Just in time for the weekend, it's Constantly Calibrating, hosted as always by Brad Coggins, with Josh Silverman, and Justin Stanley co-hosting. But what's that? This week we have a special guest host, as we are joined by the one and only Cutwright. He is here to regale us with tales of TwitchCon, and to join in on our chat about Twitch Prime as well. 

Additionally, Justin and Brad go into a needlessly long spoiler-free look at Marvel's Luke Cage, Josh discovers a new Mass Effect and new Dragon Age comic series (plus adult coloring books), and Brad has thoughts on the new CW App that was stealthily released.

That and somehow simultaneously more and less on this week's Constantly Calibrating Podcast.

 

Oh and please note: This week's audio podcast was last minute edited by myself, Josh Silverman. I haven't edited the audio portion of this show in a very long time, and we were testing out some new equipment, so apologies if that sound wasn't up to our usual standards.

Direct download: 196_-_Calibrating_TwitchCon_with_Cutwright.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:21pm PDT

Calibrating Passed Over Games

For our second week back post hiatus, we thought we'd take a look at why we sometimes pass over games we really want to play. What games get passed over, and why? While Josh is fixated on Project Highrise for much of this discussion, Brad and Ryan opt to branch out. They go into talks of Brad's initial thoughts on Rick & Morty, and ponder about a new renaissance for South Park. The entire team -- minus Justin who fell asleep in his chair -- end the show by trying to figure out what is up with the new astrological signs.

Did we mention we actually got a video episode recorded this week? No, well make sure to watch that, if you have time and give us feedback. We're looking to make the video experience the definitive source for Constantly Calibrating. Also, make sure you join us live each and every Monday night at 6PM PT on Twitch at www.twitch.tv/ConstantlyCalibrating for brand new episodes!

Direct download: ConCal195_-_FULL_Re-Edit.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:54pm PDT

WE'RE BACK!

*cough* OK, so maybe shouting wasn't necessary, but here at Constantly Calibrating we're extremely excited to let you all know that we're back! Yes, our 10 week hiatus at last has come to an end, and with it we're also back to doing weekly podcast. Seriously, this week couldn't be more awesome if we tried...which we should probably start trying, as major technical shit (as always) delayed the recorded release this week.

But enough about our problems, for now, let's talk about what this episode is about!

This week on the Constantly Calibrating podcast we discussed our time away and how a hiatus was necessary. We talked about some of the changes facing Constantly Calibrating as we move into being a business, instead of the hobby it had been for 4+ years. While not everything was discussed -- we need some cards to be hidden -- we did go into some new content and changes on this very show.

Additionally we talked about Josh & Justin's trip to PAX West 2016, Chris Metzen leaving Blizzard, and some kerfluffle stuff over at Steam (which has apparently been resolved since this episode's live airing.

Remember, you can always catch the Constantly Calibrating Podcast live on Twitch every Monday night, currently at 9PM ET.

Direct download: ConCal194_-_FULL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:01am PDT

This week's show is chock full of discussions about Constantly Calibrating's recent sojourn to Austin, TX for RTX 2016, Rooster Teeth's annual event. We also delve into the launch of Pokemon GO, which seems like a pretty tame, not at all world-changing experience.

Direct download: ConCal193_-_FULL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00pm PDT

At Phoenix Comicon 2016, Joshua Silverman (Editor-in-Chief), Brian McDaniel (Head of Business Development), and Thaddeus Adams (Content Development Manager) walked into a room at the Phoenix Convention Center and discussed Sexuality in Mass Effect. That's right, we tackled the topics that have been on Mass Effect fan's minds for nearly a decade now:

  • If a Krogan has four testicles, how many dicks do they have?
  • Can we fill a room with people wanting to discuss Turian dicks?
  • What is Geth sexuality?
  • Is it possible to have a serious conversation about Sexuality in Mass Effect?

These questions, and many more, were answered to some degree during our Phoenix Comicon panel; a panel that was such an overwhelming success that we can't wait to do it again next year!

So sit back and join us as we take a deep look into Sexuality in Mass Effect.

 

The "Sexy Garrus" featured in our podcast feature image can be found here and is not owned, nor was it created by Constantly Calibrating.

 

Direct download: ConCal_192_-_Calibrating_Sexuality_in_Mass_Effect_Phoenix_Comicon.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:29am PDT

Another E3 has come and gone, but that doesn't mean we're letting the hype die down just yet. E3 2016 brought with it the usual array of awesome, horrifying, strange, and confusing moments we've grown to love over the years. On Monday night's live podcast Brad, Josh, Justin, and Thad broke down the moments from the major press events (minus Nintendo's which had not happened yet) and figured out their best moments and biggest downfalls.

The chat was lively, bringing many a discussion veering off the tracks and also creating some of the most fun we've had on the show. Make sure you join us for the live show every Monday night at 7:15PM PT / 10:15PM ET at www.twitch.tv/constantlycalibrating.

Direct download: ConCal191_-FINAL.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:17am PDT

On this week's episode of Constantly Calibrating, Justin is out visiting his lord and savior Greg Miller at Kinda Funny Live 2, while the rest of us are chatting Overwatch and its post release experience. To make up for the loss of our beloved Creative Director, we've brought in new Constantly Calibrating writer Ryan Firster for yet another guest appearance.

In addition to cycling through the haze of rage and love that is the Overwatch experience, the team discusses the upcoming Phoenix Comicon and Thad and Josh's plans for the event. If you're in Phoenix and attending, make sure you check them out at the show and say hi!

Also, it's worth mentioning that we're FINALLY back on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, and many more locations. You can find out more info on that on our website.

Direct download: ConCal190_-_FULL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00pm PDT

Due to an array of technical errors and poor file management we sadly have lost episode 189 of Constantly Calibrating. Please ignore this major mistake on our parts and check out our earlier or later episodes at your pleasure.

Direct download: ConCal_189_-_Empty.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT