Constantly Calibrating Podcast (Gaming & Geek Culture)

It's that special time of year again. Where you grab a seat by the fire, cuddle up close to the ones you love, and remind them that their opinions of "2016's best-ofs" are far inferior to yours. The ConCal crew goes over their gaming favorites from the "Year That Wouldn't Die, Yet Killed Everyone."

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We finally are welcoming Ryan back from the brink of death, or at least the members of the team who showed up are. The team also discusses what their plans are for the holidays and what they’re hoping they’ll find under the tree this holiday season! They also ramble a bit about nothing, but you already knew that before you even read this.

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On the latest episode of Constantly Calibrating, the team discusses The Game Awards. What did they like? What did they hate? Does Geoff Keighley desire a marriage to Hideo Kojima? Find out all you need to know, or at least most of it, right here!

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This week, only two of the Constantly Calibrating team survived Black Friday to discuss the yearly insanity's aftermath, and the outcome of their wallets. They also discuss the new No Mans Sky update and whether or not everything they now offer is enough to forgive the horrible excuse for a game that they originally released.

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On this week's Constantly Calibrating, some of the team celebrates the latest installment of Pokemon! While others are not living up to the hype, and are willing to voice their concerns. Can Brad convince Thad that Pokemon isn’t a casual game? Probably not, but he can certainly try.

That plus a degree of annoyance at Josh's wandering off to Disneyland.

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This week's podcast is one that Josh has been dreaming of for months: he gets to learn about being PR for the gaming industry! That's right, on this week's episode we finally have a guest from the public relations & marketing side of gaming, as we're joined by Evolve PR's very own Bryden Keks. 

Bryden, having started his career as a content creator, has worked for the last year and a half at Evolve PR, one of Constantly Calibrating's main PR pals. Having helped pull off the company's first Extra Life stream (adding up to over 60 hours of content) Bryden decided to celebrate by joining the Constantly Calibrating Podcast crew. (No, we aren't entirely sure why this happened either.)

So join us for a fun filled festival of fascinating and frivolous conversation!

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On this week's Constantly Calibrating we're ridiculously tired. Like, our spirits are willing, but our flesh is spongy and bruised. After conducting a 25+ hour live stream for Extra Life -- which you can still donate to at www.ConstantlyCalibrating.com/ExtraLife -- our team (those that survived) have gathered to discuss the stream as a whole. We talk about what went right, what went awry, and how we can do better for next time. We also delve into everyone (within memory) that we could possibly thank.

From there Brad took a trip down Blizzcon lane, extolling the virtues of the now revealed Sombra, looking at the possible demise of Starcraft 2, and building off of World of Warcraft possibly hitting his dream levels again.

Oh, and did we mention that Josh lost his mind and discussed N7 Day & Mass Effect Andromeda for 30 minutes? Cause that is kind of important. If you're watching the video podcast on YouTube, you'll see us experiment with our first React-styled content. We cover Andromeda facts, theories, and the merch surrounding N7 Day.

Take a listen or a watch and join us for this fun discussion.

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Our team is in the process of gearing up for Extra Life 2016, which meant this week's episode was a bit off the cuff compared to usual. Listen as we discuss plans, hopes, dreams, and much more. We also go on about thoughts of playing our first Dungeons & Dragons campaign, before going a bit off rails.

Oh, there's also some stupid costume stuff because we filmed it on Halloween. Yeah, that was a thing.

It's a fun one, I assure you.

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Calibrating Nintendo Switch to Cowboy

The time of the podcast has come at last, albeit it a day late. Our apologies, but apparently there were some undesirables on one of the tracks that took some time to prune out. That being said, we have an outstanding show for you this week as we cover (for real this time) the Nintendo Switch and thoughts on Red Dead Redemption 2. 

Isn't it magical that we get to discuss the same thing two weeks in a row due to last week's show recording before a big news break? I know, right?

That being said, we also give you some thoughts on the trailer for Logan & the Guardians of the Galaxy 2 teaser.

Did we discuss more than this? Well you just have to listen to find out!

Also, if you're seeing this prior to November 5th, make sure to donate to our Extra Life stream at www.constantlycalibrating.com/ExtraLife. We're hosting a 25-hour livestream at www.twitch.tv/ConstantlyCalibrating and would love your support!

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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.

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