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GTA Freemode Events Trailer

On September 15, 2015, Rockstar released the new Freemode Events update, and I stuck my head in to see what the fuss was about. Soon, I was competing to open my parachute at the lowest altitude, bail out of my vehicle and roll the farthest, and fly upside down for the longest. There are some 19 of these kind of simple competitions, but the best experiences were more detailed.

Out of the handful of more involved events, ranging from King of the Castle, Moving Target, and Penned In, my favorite was far and away the Hunt the Beast mode. One volunteer player is turned into teen wolf, with enhanced speed and strength, in a red varsity jacket and tasked with evading the other players while visiting ten landmarks on the map. It’s a dramatic cooperative experience, and I hope to try the Beast experience at some point.  It sounds like a blast.

I threw some highlights together on my iPad, leaving no movie trailer trope unturned, for your pleasure.

 

First Reaction to Bethesda Press Conference

Sunday evening is kind of a strange time for an E3 press event. The season finale of Game of Thrones as well as game 5 of the NBA finals were going on at the same time. But that’s when Bethesda was scheduled to do their press event. At this point, a few mins after the press conference has ended, I really don’t care if the Super Bowl was on the same night. Yes, it was that good. The following are some quick reactions to what I saw and heard during the press event.

 

DOOM

I played the original DOOM on the Super NES many years ago. It is one of the first games I ever owned. It’s a special game to me. I haven’t played a DOOM game that I didn’t like, including DOOM 3. This DOOM game looks like not only the best DOOM game but one of the best first person shooters in recent memory.

Highlights

-Classic door opening sound gives me chills

-Love the electronic music soundtrack

-The demons are super varied and scary

-Super pretty

-Fast paced

-Multi-player has depth and a map maker mode called Snapmap (look out Halo Forge)

 

BATTLECRY

I have no interest in this game

looks like Team Fortress

 

DISHONORED 2

Seems like a logical sequel to a game I have not played and probably never will

 

ELDER SCROLLS LEGENDS

Elder Scrolls virtual card game? Didn’t know I wanted this until now.

 

FALLOUT 4

A REAL FUCKING PIP BOY!?!?! Take my money. Take all my money.

Did you hear me? A real fucking Pip Boy comes with the special edition of this game.

NPCs can speak your character’s name. This is awesome. They recorded a bunch of common names so they may not be able to speak your real name.

They made a mobile game for apple devices. Why just apple devices? I don’t fucking know but it pisses me off! Apple sucks!

You remember all that useless crap you can pick up in Fallout 3 and New Vegas that just sits in your inventory until you finally decide to drop it. Well, in Fallout 4 you can build a settlement with all that stuff! That’s right, you can build a settlement from the ground up. So if you like a little Minecraft in your Fallout this game is for you.

So much weapons. So much modification.

You can also modify your power suit. Oh, and you can get a jet pack and fly a Vertibird.

Fallout 4 looks fucking beautiful and it’s launching 11/10/2015. This launch will be unparalleled. People might die.

Also, how can the rest of E3 compete with this press event?

WarPod #63: Mike Zapcic of Comic Book Men, D3 Adventures, Joel Hodgson (MST3K), and The Mad Men Crew

WarPod #63: Mike Zapcic of Comic Book Men, D3 Adventures, Joel Hodgson (MST3K), and The Mad Men Crew

In this episode of the WarPod, Zach and Jonny answer some questions from fans and are repeatedly interrupted by the Interview Alarm. Mike Zapcic of Comic Book Men was a great interview and fun guy to talk to. Our good friend Joe Davis at D3 Adventures gets us up to date on what D3 is working on. Joel Hodgson of the old Mystery Science Theater 3,000 talks about how kids should have a healthy fear of puppets. Last but not least we have a very short and compact interview with the wordsmiths of The Mad Men Crew.

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WarPodMini#3: Jackie Earle Haley (Rorschach, Freddy Krueger)

WarPodMini#3: Jackie Earle Haley (Rorschach, Freddy Krueger)

The Warlocks along with The Nerdery, Sarah and Cassi’s Nerdy Adventure, and a few other podcasters representing Comicpalooza sit down for an intimate interview with Jackie Earle Haley. For those who don’t know, Jackie has been an actor for most of his life and has acted in The Watchmen, Nightmare on Elm Street, Breaking Away, and The Bad News Bears. He was at Comicpalooza to talk about his feature film directorial debut for his movie, Criminal Activity which stars John Travolta.

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WarPod #62: Comicpalooza! with special guest BelleChere

WarPod #62: Comicpalooza! with special guest BelleChere

BelleChere joins Zach and Jonny on the floor of Comicpalooza for this special edition of the WarPod. They get to talking about cosplay, Supergirl, Belle’s pursuit of Texas barbecue, creepers, and a whole bunch of other Comicpalooza stuff.

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WarPodMini#2: TMNT Co-Creator, Kevin Eastman LIVE!

WarPodMini#2: TMNT Co-Creator, Kevin Eastman LIVE!

The Warlocks along with The Nerdery, Sarah and Cassi’s Nerdy Adventure, and a few other podcasters representing Comicpalooza sit down for an intimate interview with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles co-creator and all around swell guy, Kevin Eastman.

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WarPodMini#1: Descendants of Erdrick Interview

WarPodMini#1: Descendants of Erdrick Interview
Zach and Jonny sit down with Amanda and Emily of the video game music cover band Descendants of Erdrick the week of their performance at Comicpalooza 2015 for a short interview. The words “cover band” don’t really do them justice. Take a listen at one of the following links then go see them at Comicpalooza or another live show.