Constantly Calibrating Podcast (Gaming & Geek Culture)

This week the gang reminisces about their shared experiences with the Super Mario franchise over the years as they celebrate 30 years of Mario.

Along with their mustached companion, the guys touched on the ramifications of the upcoming Pokémon GO, hope and pray for Legends of the Hidden Temple to come back on the new 90’s Nickelodeon channel, and Brad and Josh talk a little Starcraft II.

All that and all the rabbit trails and tangents you could ask for on this week's Constantly Calibrating!

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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 6:19pm PDT

This week, the guys cover Josh’s glorious trip to GameStop EXPO 2015!

 

What did he see? What did he play? How did he smell?

We may or may have not gotten to all of these questions in hearing about his crazy exploits playing the hottest new games!

 

Elsewhere in the cast, we talk about pending Star Wars goodness/shenanigans, the life and times of Marty O’Donnell, and gush just a tad more about Metal Gear Solid V.

 

All this and more on this week's Constantly Calibrating!

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:48pm PDT

This week, Justin gets excited prematurely in the new entry into the Metal Gear Solid franchise, The Phantom Pain. He then proceeded to get his excitement all over the rest of the guys until he had at least two of them interested. Brad however was more about that Infinity 3.0 life, and is holding it in till next week to explode on the rest of the group.

The guys also debut two new streaming shows, and Josh "gets to go to Gamestop Expo" and "just got done trying Battlefront and oh my isn't it FANTASTIC?", which we will get into more next week!

 

This and more on this week's Constantly Calibrating!

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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 10:31pm PDT

This week we totally had a topic planned.

Like for realsies.


With the lull in summer news and the fact that we all work full time jobs, this week didn't have a topic, which allowed us to delve into many topics instead.

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:29pm PDT

This week, ConCal covered Community vs. Fandom. They looked into the void and the void happened to be very amicable. It carried conversation pretty well, and its partner is very nice. The guys might go over for tea sometime.

 

They asked such daring questions as:

What makes a good community?

What does a community look like when it goes bad?

Can a community exist without a fandom, and vice versa?


We ask these questions and more on this week’s Constantly Calibrating!

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:00pm PDT

This week, the gang covers gamesom 2015 in brief, in an effort to bring you the full brunt of their time at Rooster Teeth Expo 2015 -- the second year for ConCal. Brad gets filled in with everything from the media room, we shout out to PWNEE and Twin Stick Radio, and it's possible someone got into a dance fight with peeps from Rocket Jump. Maybe?


All these stories and more on this week’s Constantly Calibrating!

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:45pm PDT

This week, the guys pried the script from Brad's hands and threw it out the window! Cabin fever has taken over the control room!

There is no set topic this week, and the crew went crazy in the process. We briefly covered the acoustics of Josh and Justin's old flat together, vamped on our sponsors (Green Man Gaming and No Scope Glasses), and heard the wondrous tale of the infamous "FBI Cruise" of Silverman family vacation lore.

All this craziness and more on this week's Constantly Calibrating!

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:22am PDT

Much like Deadpool and Harley Quinn cosplays, there are some franchises and properties that just won't die. The gang tries their best to tackle some of these slippery IPs.

 

What gives a franchise longevity, even past its originally intended lifespan? Is it that they are just popular enough and endearing enough that there will never be a time without them -- can’t wait till Mighty Morphin Super Ultra Space Ninja Dino-Rangers)? Or are we just so nostalgia-heavy in popular culture that we gloss over the obvious flaws and pitfalls of our childhood faves?

 

Neither of the latter two questions are answered directly, but are a part of our extended look into the problem with undead IPs.

 

And if you stick around at the end of the cast, you might find yourself in spoiler-infested waters while we discuss how all of us somehow saw Ant-Man around the same time.


Only on this week’s Constantly Calibrating!

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:10pm PDT

This week, the team bid farewell to one of the most influential persons in gaming culture, Mr. Satoru Iwata. After a brief overview of his accomplishments, and an ill-timed banana joke, they proceed onto San Diego Comic-Con news.

 

It’s an exciting year this year for nerds. A new Star Wars and a subsequent generation growing up with the series has Josh giddy and emotional, as contrasted with the apparent lack of emotion from Will Smith in the trailer for Suicide Squad. Thankfully the other DC title dropping from SDCC 2015 was the Batman vs. Superman trailer, and damn does it look good! The guys hash out which will be more successful, all the while longing for the sweet release of Deadpool's  loving arms (a guy can dream, ok).


You can find all this hubbub and more on this weeks Constantly Calibrating!

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:00pm PDT

This week, the guys take a look at the Arkham Knight PC kerfuffle, while focusing on a broad look at PC-porting in recent memory.

They talk at length about some of the worst ones, and what makes or breaks a port. Is it the publishing house? Is it the developer? Is it the public?

Find out on this weeks Constantly Calibrating

Direct download: ConCal153_-_FULL.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 8:55pm PDT