Constantly Calibrating Podcast (Gaming & Geek Culture)

As society develops, we become more and more reliant on the assorted tech surrounding us at any given time. This idea crystallized for Constantly Calibrating host Josh this past weekend, when a major Internet & TV outage caused him to reevaluate his entire life; no joke. As such, this week Team ConCal addresses the growing concern of our reliance on various technologies on a day to day basis.

 

In news we talk Tetris and money guns, because why not be a bit potentially hypocritical, right?

Direct download: 118_-_Calibrating_Technological_Dependence.mp3
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Sorry, excitement got the better of me today. Seriously, listen to this episode immediately to hear an outstanding conversation between Josh, Brad, Justin, and guest Aris Juson. We talk about Aris' work in social media and acting, as well as discuss what it takes to grow a fanbase online. There's discussions of life, loves, and plenty of things Destiny.

Of course we start things off with some news, featuring talks of Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China, a follow-up to Sleeping Dogs, Blizzard cancelling Titan, Final Fantasy XV, and Deadpool getting a film.

Direct download: Calibrating_Online_Impact_with_Aris_Juson.mp3
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This week we head into part 2 of our 3(?)-part look at the important films that helped shape us into the people we are today. Joining us in place of Brian this week is Ryan Firster who shares with us many things that readily flow forth from him.

In addition we address the Microsoft buyout of Minecraft developer Mojang and the latest Star Wars rumors.

Direct download: 116_-_Calibrating_Teenage_Filmsplosion.mp3
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Over the last 25+ years, The Simpsons has formed a cultural identity nearly incapable of being rivaled. Regardless of which era you love the most (seasons 2 through 12 in my case), The Simpsons is wrapped tightly into our collective psyche. That's why on this episode of Constantly Calibrating we decided to delve into our favorite video games, episode, and even characters from the long-running series.

Before that you'll of course find some news on our recent Microsoft Store excursion, Microsoft buying Mojang?, the anniversary of the Dreamcast, and new news out of Apple. 

Direct download: Calibrating_Mostly_Every_Simpsons_Ever.mp3
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Josh has gone missing, but filling in for him this week is Brad who rises to power like a fiery phoenix of hostitude. 

On the show the trio discusses the new Nintendo 3DS and what we know of it so far, Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell, new Games with Gold for September, and resurrect the long forgotten "Current Affairs" segment from yesteryear of Constantly Calibrating.

That plus some thoughts on the recent iCloud issues, pathetically called "The Fappening" on the Internet, on this week's podcast!

Direct download: 114-_Calibrating_the_Missing_Host_Conundrum.mp3
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This week's topic is "Guilty Pleasures in Entertainment". Josh, Brad, Justin, & Brian discuss what makes a guilty pleasure, and why people shouldn't feel guilty about them. Things then shift into discussing our own guilty pleasures and why we're so infatuated with them.

We also delve into the Amazon/Twitch.TV deal and what it means for streamers, Dragon Age Inquisitionmultiplayer, a Pokemon fighting game, and Mario Kart DLC! Plus, is Full House getting a sequel show?

Direct download: 113_-_Calibrating_Guilty_Pleasures.mp3
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Constantly Calibrating this week delves into the world of geek culture and what that means to us. This of course is focused mostly on this year's Geekie Awards, which Josh attended and felt was a complete let-down. Find out why in this episode.

Prior to that we take a look at why Josh is cancelling his The Sims 4 pre-order, get informed on Warlords of Draenor, ponder Star Wars on blu-ray, and prepare our anuses for The Simpsons marathon.

Direct download: 112_-_Calibrating_Geekies_2014.mp3
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Here is this week's originally planned episode of Constantly Calibrating, which is being released in addition to our Robin Williams Tribute show for the low, low price of nothing!

On this week's episode we chat with Anabel Martinez about creating the successful Men vs Cosplay calendar, plans for Women vs Cosplay, her cosplay and convention experience, and much more. This is definitely an interview you shouldn't miss and most certainly should enjoy!

Direct download: 111_-_Calibrating_Men_vs_Cosplay.mp3
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With the tragic news of the passing of Robin Williams this week, we at Constantly Calibrating found an intense need to talk about the man and the effect he had on our lives. At this point I'm sure most everyone is absolutely inundated with memorials to the fallen comedian, which means you may not want to listen to this.

However, I implore you to give our episode a shot, as it truly means the world to me and may be one of the most important (certainly most heartfelt) episode we've done to date. I know some extremely personal things are discussed during this show, which some among you may need to hear.

Our love and support go out to Robin Williams family, friends, and fans.

 

"Nanu Nanu."

Direct download: 110_-_Calibrating_Our_Lives_with_Robin_Williams.mp3
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Today on Constantly Calibrating Josh has a chat with Jordan Williams, founder of Captured Dimensions. Captured Dimensions specializes in high-quality 3D capturing technology. For more information on them beyond this interview, make sure to check out the Tingle Pot on the website posting.

In addition to the interview we discuss the announcement of Assassin's Creed Rogue as well as GameStop's changes to their used games policy.

Direct download: 109_-_Calibrating_Captured_Dimensions.mp3
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