Sockscast Episode 63 (2/19/2017)

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Run Time: 3:03:34 / File Size: 84.0MB

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Are you ready for the calmest, chillest Sockscast in the history of Sockscast?  Welp, BAD NEWS!  But don’t worry, there’s just enough calm in this storm for Rhete to sacrifice all his friends and Neps to alien invasions while John gets himself ready to release ANOTHER game, and Polly to go on an adventure that seems…just a bit familiar.

This Episode References: XCOM 2, Fire Emblem: Awakening, Her Lullaby release, Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture, Sonic Advance, I Am Setsuna, Abzu, John’s new machine game is almost finished, Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here, Ghost, Ys VIII and NISA releasing literally every game ever this year, The Great Nintendo Switch Heist

SnS Album Listening Club: Red Hot Chili Peppers – The Getaway

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Run Time: 1:59:32 / File Size: 54.7MB
Hosted by: Polly, Bpwner, Taylor, and Byron Hulcher

Track Listing:
1. The Getaway
2. Dark Necessities
3. We Turn Red

4. The Longest Wave
5. Goodbye Angels

6. Sick Love
7. Go Robot
8. Feasting on the Flowers

9. Detroit
10. The TIconderoga
11. Encore
12. The Hunter
13. Dreams of a Samurai

Hey hey! I told you we’d be back after the first of the year, and we get things started this year with a nice roundtable about Bpwner’s choice, Red Hot Chili Peppers’ surprising and weird 2016 release, The Getaway.

Some fun trivia: We were on a time limit for this one. Byron was on the verge of DEATH POOPS happening because he had to take a laxative beforehand.

Just figured you’d all wanna know that.

Sockscast Episode 62 (2/5/2017)

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Run Time: 2:57:40 / File Size: 81.3MB

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If you liked any one of the past sixty-one episodes of the Sockscast, you’re sure to at least moderately enjoy this one!  This Sockscast starts things out with a VERY special announcement from Polly and John, then we move onto John only playing Castlevania games for the entirety of two weeks, and Rhete only watching Japanese Cartoons.  What’s not to love?

This Episode References: Her Lullaby announcement by Polly and John, Momodora trilogy, Mega Man 2 again!, Pony Island, Sound! Euphonium 2, Flip Flappers, Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 2, Gabriel DropOut, Interviews with Monster Girls, Look, John talks about a LOT of Castlevania in this episode okay?, The Bachelor Stuff, Far Cry 4, Favorite co-op games, Games including and catering to newer or progressive ideas, The next innovation of games, Games’ greatest love story

SnS’s Top 202 Generation Six Games Podcast Finale!

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Run Time: 1:53:50 / File Size: 52.1MB

In case you missed it, the Gen Six list finally happened and is now live on the ol SMPS website! All ya gotta do is truck on over there and have a look.  The even better news is that we’ve provided a podcast finale, as Rhete, John, and Polly conversate about the top 76 entries, and we’ll be reading YOUR personal number one picks if you happened to vote, so isn’t that exciting?

So, here’s the Sockscast’s opinions on your favorite games…

Sockscast Interview With JoyMasher

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Run Time: 47:36 / File Size: 21.8MB
Our Special Guests: Danilo Dias and Thais Weiller of JoyMasher

Danilo Dias and Thais Weiller of JoyMasher, makers of fun retro throwbacks Oniken, Odallus: The Dark Call, and the upcoming Blazing Chrome took some time out of their busy schedules to sit down and have a chat with Polly about game design, the creation of their games, and what we can look forward to in the future from them!

A huge thank you to both Danilo and Thais for letting me have the chance to sit down and have a chat with them. We hope you enjoy!

Note: Link to GamaSutra article Thais wrote mentioned during interview.

Sockscast Episode 61 (1/22/2016)

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Run Time: 2:23:56 / File Size: 66.4MB

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Your pals at the Sockscast knew you might need a little somethin-somethin’ to get a few laughs going what with recent happenings, and we’re here to deliver with Rhete finally getting around to playing a game Polly’s been telling him to for five years, John maybe or maybe not turning stripper, and Polly leading the charge on Nintendo’s new whatever the hell.

This Episode References: Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair, Axiom Verge and Final Fantasy XV cleanup, Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective, The Nintendo Switch debac—err—presentation, Mega Man 2, Super Mario Land, New Orleans, Firewatch, Basement fire-errr—The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+, Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight

Sockscast Episode 60 (1/8/2017)

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Run Time: 3:19:49 / File Size: 91.4MB
Our Special Guest: Samurai Karasu

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A new year, a new Sockscast!  Well…I mean it’s a new episode, not that we’re necessarily doing anything new. That said, we start the year off by welcoming back our good pal and Power Rangers blogger (no, seriously!) Samurai Karasu.  This episode is jam packed with lots of fun discussion about console flashcarts, robots, genies, pretty boys on road trips, and the precious cinnamon rolls of Danganronpa.  We may also figure out what NES game is worth still paying $50 for!

This Episode References: Fun with NES and SNES flashcarts, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Transformers; Devastation, NieR: Automata Demo hype, Arrival, Super Mario Run, Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse, Final Fantasy XV, Doom, Yanderella, Shantae: 1/2 Genie Hero, Axiom Verge, Danganronpa 1 and 2, TRACER IS GAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!

[RIFFTRACK] WWF Royal Rumble 2001 (12/26/2016)

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Run Time: 1:08:40 / File Size: 31.4MB
Hosted by:  Rainiac, Styles Rockman, Maple, & Polly

Sooooo…This is a bit of an oddball thing, but follow me, here.

During the Christmas break, Sockspals Rainiac and Styles Rockman (wrasslin’ fans) conned myself and Maple (NOT wrasslin’ fans) into watching a dumb wrasslin’ match while we chatted on Discord.  Unbeknownst to them, I decided to have a little fun and record the entire thing and what we ended up with was a pretty weird and extremely dumb rifftrack that I’m releasing here.

For this to fully work, you’re gonna wanna have access to video of the 2001 Royal Rumble match (this isn’t hard to find) and then you’ll need to cue the video up to the audio.  Don’t worry, I make sure to give a countdown for when to start so that they’re in sync.

Sooo…enjoy? I dunno. This was a pretty dumb off-the-cuff thing to throw out there, but there’s probably SOMEBODY out there that’ll have use for this, yeah?

Sockscast Game of the Year 2016 Day Two (12/22/2016)

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Run Time: 2:30:51 / File Size: 69.0MB (OH BABY!)

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Alright, here we are, folks. The final countdown! It’s time to get yourself a face full of the absolute best that games had to offer your pals at the Sockscast.  On top of that we’ve got the final truckload of listener lists to plow through as well, so grab yourself some hot chocolate and get comfy!

A huge thanks to all the Sockspals that made it another awesome year for podcasting.  Your support is awesome and we love you all!  We’ll be right back at ya in 2017!

Sockscast Game of the Year 2016 Day One (12/21/2016)

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Run Time: 1:34:17 / File Size: 43.1MB

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Alright, let’s face it. 2016 gulped down a big ol glass mug of donkey butt, but your pals at the ol’ Sockscast isn’t gonna go down without a fight…or at least…ya know…letting you know what the top games they played in 2016 were!  Today, we take you from entries 10 to 6 and read the first ton of listener contributated lists!

Tune in tomorrow for another glut of listener lists and the final roundup!