Constantly Calibrating Podcast (Gaming & Geek Culture)

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.


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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

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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.

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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.

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

It's that time of the year, the time when Brad insists on doing E3 2016 predictions nearly 2 months before the biggest event in gaming. With that we discussed how E3 just may not be worth it, with all the developers and publishers dropping out of it. We also wonder about what the hell Nintendo has up its sleeves with NX.

That's it, a whole lot of E3 2016 predictions. You should listen once now and again at the end of June. Tell us what we got right and what we got wrong.

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:30pm PDT

This week's episode is all about Final Fantasy and Final Fantasy XV. That's right, we're taking an overarching look at both the Final Fantasy XV Unveiled event, hosted by Greg Miller and Tim Gettys, as well as a look at the Final Fantasy XV: Platinum Demo which just went live.

Throughout the discussion our team members also gave thoughts to other topics related to Final Fantasy, including, but not limited to Kingdom Hearts. That's right, it's JRPG week on Constantly Calibrating, so grab your squeaky hammer and spike up your hair for some Calibrating Final Fantasy XV action!

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:30pm PDT

After a few weeks off the "air" we're back with a brand new episode, as well as a brand new host for the show: Thaddeus "Thad" Adams!

This episode is heavily based in news, from CW shows being renewed, to thoughts on VR, and early E3 predictions. Just also has some woes and misbegotten thoughts regarding being social media manager for Constantly Calibrating.

Brad also goes Black Desert Online happy, as one does from time to time.

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:30pm PDT

We're back up to our semi-full threesome again, as Brad, Josh, and Justin are on the show at the same time! On this week's show we covered Black Desert Online, Stardew Valley, Fable Legends cancellation, and the demise of Lionhead Studios.

That plus some mindless grieving, and an attempt to fill this description box up with as many words as possible, on another brand new episode of Constantly Calibrating.

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

This week we leave you with Brad and Justin and the brakes have been cut. They talk about Pokemon, the PSP, and explore the wonders that happen to be within this life we call "not death".

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

For this week's show we're down to only two hosts, as Brad and Josh take on the idea of having a personal gaming narrative. For Josh it started with the realization of what playing XCOM 2 was doing to his mind, then spilled off into this topic. They cover fan fictions, immersion, and how a personal gaming narrative can build the bridge between people to truly enjoy gaming for what it is.

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT