Constantly Calibrating Podcast (Gaming & Geek Culture)

Episode 88 of Constantly Calibrating features another trip to the world of Blizzard Entertainment, as Brad details recent news happening at the highly revered company. We also discuss changes coming to Star Wars: The Old Republic, namely the new housing project being introduced to the MMO. That may or may not have lead to a trip down memory lane as it pertains to Star Wars Galaxies as well, so take a listen if you're curious.

That and more, this week on ConCal!

Direct download: 88_-_Calibrating_Innapropriate_Sign-Offs.mp3
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On this week's Constantly Calibrating we ponder the rumors of Peter Capaldi only being on Doctor Who for one series, much like predecessor Christopher Eccleston. Who could possibly take over for him, should the BBC decide to go through with their rumored "radical change" for the long-running show.

In addition we chat about World of Warcraft's next expansion Warlords of Draenor, thoughts on Arrow and its own rumor-mill, plus at the age of 29-years-old (nearly), I, Joshua Silverman, have learned to ride a bike!

Direct download: 87_-_Calibrating_Who_is_Doctor_Xzibit.mp3
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It took 86 episodes before Josh's brain finally broke, rendering him incapable of coming up with a proper joke title. Oh well, that's life.

On this week's episode, Brad, Josh, and Justin discuss what they've been playing the last week, rumors of a Mass Effect Trilogy re-release, Batman Arkham Knights unveiling, and finish it off with a whole bunch of South Park: The Stick of Truth gentle spoiler filled discussion.

Direct download: 86_-_Calibrating_The_86th_Title_Card.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 2:55pm PDT

Head injuries on occasion lead to a more entertaining podcast. This may in fact be one of those cases.

On this week's episode we look at news for the Amazing Spider-Man film series from Sony Pictures, a potential film about the 90's console war between Sega & Nintendo, the closure of Irrational Games, and plenty of tangents along gaming topics and beyond.

We also say goodbye to the brilliant comedic genius Harold Ramis, in what was one of the most difficult ending conversations we've yet to have on ConCal.

Direct download: 85_-_Calibrating_Crossing_the_Streams_One_Last_Time.mp3
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Do you like it when a 2-man team from a traditionally 3-man team gaming podcast discuss things primarily not in the realm of gaming? Then you're in luck, as Josh & Brad delve into shows like Arrow & Agents of Shield, as well as the first Guardians of the Galaxy trailer.

There are also gaming discussions in the form of The Wolf Among Us Episode 2, Fable Anniversary, and some potentially shocking thoughts on Titanfall with its recent beta. Give it a listen, as we have a feeling you'll enjoy it!

Direct download: 84_-_Calibrating_Guardians_of_the_Titanfall.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:35am PDT

Calibrating The Fable of Aunt Gertrude

For this week's journey down the auditory rabbit hole we take an in-depth look at both Fable Anniversary, as well as some more thoughts on Everquest Next Landmark. Better get used to hearing about the latter game, as we're quite fond of it and it will likely come up fairly regularly.

In addition, we talk about rumors swirling about Lex Luthor's appearance in Batman vs. Superman vs. Batman and a Side of Taquitos; plus a whole lot of other stuff.

 

Direct download: 83_-_Calibrating_The_Fable_of_Aunt_Gertrude.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:47am PDT

Everquest Next Landmark's Alpha is upon us, and it is good! On this week's episode Brad & Josh discuss their thoughts after 48 hours in the game's semi-tumultuous alpha experience. With the help of Justin, discussions then swing over to thoughts on what can be done to fix Star Wars The Old Republic, and is it possible that Star Wars Galaxies may make its triumphant return?

That, plus prior discussions on changes to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Amazing Spider-Man 2's latest trailers, and more on ConCal!

Direct download: 82_-_Calibrating_Teenage_Mutant_Landmark_Alphas.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:52am PDT

Spring is fast approaching from within the wintery hell most of us find ourselves in, which means it's time for our annual Springtime Gaming Showcase (name pending). This week we showcase 9 (or more) of our most anticipated games releasing through June of this year; games such as Titanfall, Fable Anniversary, Watch_Dogs, WildStar, Final Fantasy X/X-2, and much more.

In addition to that, we ask a question that's on many minds this week: what's up with Epic? The much beloved gaming & engine developer recently sold their Gears of War franchise to Microsoft, which leaves the question of what else are they developing currently.

We discuss all of that, this week on Constantly Calibrating!

Direct download: 81_-_Calibrating_Springtime_for_Gaming.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 2:10pm PDT

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On this week's episode, Brad rants about some odd legal decisions on the part of King, developers of the popular Candy Crush Saga; we take a look at Nintendo's losses due to the Wii U and how they can fix it; ponder about what Blizzard's pre-order bonuses for Warlords of Draneor may entail for the industry; and venture guesses at why we need to use 13GB of storage space on our Xbox One's just to play Dead Rising 3.

That and varying degrees of additional information on this week's Constantly Calibrating!

Direct download: 80_-_Calibrating_The_Saga_of_C4NDY_Banner_Crush.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:13pm PDT

What is a gaming themed podcast without gaming discussions? Well, you're about to find out!

On this week's episode our intrepid team discusses casting news for Marvel's Ant-Man, thoughts on the future of the Amazing Spider-Man movie series, and why Sean Connery should be a super hero. That plus a late game rant against SimCity (progress) and much more!

Direct download: 79_-_Calibrating_Random_Questions_About_Sean_Connery.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:19pm PDT