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  1. SIX FEATS UNDER » Fiasco: Small Time Gotham 1-2: Crime & Punishment Part II

    Tabletop tomfoolery– wizardly wisecracks. We bring you tabletop gameplay and discussion with a panel of lighthearted players.


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  2. SIX FEATS UNDER » Fiasco: Small Time Gotham 1-1: Cops & Robbers

    Tabletop tomfoolery– wizardly wisecracks. We bring you tabletop gameplay and discussion with a panel of lighthearted players.


    —Huffduffed by flavin

  3. 9: The Summer of ‘99

    Christina Warren and Casey Liss join Moisés to relive their mutual past in video game retail. Back in the days of VMUs, GD-ROMs, Product Protection Plans, and pre-internet consoles, it was the Wild West. Part 1 of 2Pictured: FuncoLand #23 in Mesquite, TX."The Society of the Shrinked Wrap" will return in Part 2, "The Key Holder" (Thank You For Calling! #10).An "extended cut" combination of both episodes will appear in the Master Feed (iTunes) as "Trouble in Pikachu City". Let us know if you like that sort of thing.SPONSORSHover: get 10% your purchase when signing up at Hover.com using offer code GLENGARRYDrobo: mass storage for the masses. Use offer code MOISES for $50 off Drobo 5D or 5NIgloo: an intranet you’ll actually like and use. Visit the link to learn more and support the show. It’s free for up to 10 users!PANELISTSChristina Warren is the Senior Tech Analyst at Mashable. She’s also a big-time film nerd. Big. Time.Casey Liss writes software and is one-third of Accidental Tech Podcast (ATP if you’re nasty).SHOW NOTESMoisés sings an acapella, truncated version of his new take on a Bionic theme song at the end of Bionic 94.Even for novelty value, the Virtual Boy, CD-i, and Jaguar aren’t worth it. Well, maybe the Jaguar edition of Aliens vs. Predator.Babbage’s, Electronics Boutique, and FuncoLand used to exist, I swear. Now there is only Zuul (Gamestop).Charles BabbageBabbage’s has no Wikipedia page, so here’s a great Ars Technica piece about the chain.Want to know FuncoLand? Learn the G.A.M.E.S. process before proceeding (part 1 and part 2). Moisés remembers this hilarious ripoff of Tron or Captain N: The Game Master or (probably) both vivdly…from his nightmares.This guy is an example of the sort of EB employee Moisés used to hate and still does. The Christina-type were always awesome. ThisGuy-type were the worst, even though he points out some of the FuncoLand-patented sales tactics and procedures.The Funcoland uniform was those green polo shirts and khakis you see in the video. If you came to work in jeans three times, you could actually be fired.This is "FuncoLand #23", where Moisés worked for most of his high school years. It has since become "GameStop #543".If you didn’t experience the Dreamcast, you haven’t lived. It won’t die.The Neo Geo Pocket Color was a great idea, horrendously mis-marketed and had very little worthwhile software.Fingerboards were the bomb diggity, bro! Check these STUNTZ MOVEZ. and practice your movez anywhere!Seriously, Power Stone (and Power Stone 2) and Ecco: Tides of Time and Chu Chu Rocket and Crazy Taxi and Shenmue and…lots of Dreamcast games are really great, but forgotten.A fun story about Dreamcast launch, which involves a creepy guy in a van.Final Fantasy VIII had a Collectible Card Game (CCG) called Triple Triad built into the game, and yes, they actually made physical cards. There is a Flash adaptation of the game!Superman 64 was bad. Very, very bad.Star Wars: Episode One RACER was an awful game.


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  4. Episode #139 – Star Wars: Episode II: Attack of the Clones The Flop House

    One thing: In the hands of a good writer, the mediclorians thing could be a good idea.

    The world of the original trilogy is of a fallen society, which is why everything is gritty, and in that world the force is regarded as a superstition.

    In the elevated, enlightened civilization of the prequels, the world is shiny and new and the force is a science they fully understand.

    The problems are that a) he never explores any part of that or its impact, making it a random throwaway line and b) twenty years, the childhood of Luke Skywalker, is not enough time for that to happen.

    Like, Chewbacca isn’t gonna look at Obi-wan as some weirdo for going on about the force, because he used to know Yoda.

    Similarly, most of the people in A New Hope used to live in a time when people who used the force were plentiful.

    Anakin was a random slave kid on a distant planet and he knew all about the reputation of the jedi.

    Yet the dude on the Death Star is like, “The Force?


    That’s not really a thing.”


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  5. Technical Difficulties − 057 − Reinventing Yourself With Merlin Mann

    Gabe and Erik are joined by Merlin Mann to talk about starting over, what you really should be doing with your life, verbing, inventors, and emotional petshops.


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