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Polly Interviews Speedrunner angrylanks

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Run Time: 40:37 / File Size: 18.5MB

Polly got the chance to sit down with one of her favorite speedrunners and Contra senpai, angrylanks for a fun discussion about speedrunning, drumming, and Polly gets schooled on the for-really-reals uses of the fish-eye lens.

Sockscast Episode 65 (3/19/2017)

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Run Time: 2:57:16 / File Size: 81.1MB

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What up, you lovely rays of sunshine? Hope you got them pretty little ears of yours all perked up for another hot batch of Sockscast goodness!  This time on the show, Rhete STILL watches all the Japanese Cartoons he can in any given period of time, John’s tired of all these damn dams, and Polly is a sexy sword-slinging android, but you already knew that part.  Also, there may be a Sega love-fest somewhere in this episode.  See if you can find it!

This episode references: Rhete’s Great Big Anime Roundup Extravaganza (Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid, Gabriel DropOut, Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 2,  Kuzu no Honkai, Snow White with the Red Hair, Toradora!), Final Fantasy XV, Ratchet & Clank 2016, Hollow Knight speedrun mode, Pikmin 2, Phantasy Star II, Sega is awesome, NieR:Automata, No Man’s Sky updated and it’s still a weird thing, HANNIBAL UPDATE, Mass Effect: Andromeda weirdness, Cyberdimension Neptunia: 4 Goddesses Online release for Steam and PS4, Kino’s Journey second season, Boyfriend to Death 2 release, Sonic Force release announced

Sockscast Episode 64 (3/5/2016)

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Run Time: 2:33:38 / File Size: 70.3MB

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I guess a lot’s been goin’ down the last few days in the ol’ gaming sphere, but you just go ahead and push all that junk right out of your brain and listen to your ol’ pals at the Sockscast regale you with uplifting tales of cannibalism, the brutal, yet gleeful murders of your sisters, and what it’s like being a bug in a world that’s dead.  You won’t have room in your grey matter for much else!

This Episode References:  Fire Emblem: Awakening, Stories: The Path of Destinies, Drakengard 3, Kikai is almost done!, ZZT stuff, Little Big Planet 3, Zombi, Assassin’s Creed: Rogue, My Brother My Brother and Me SeeSo series, Final Fantasy XV, Hannibal (TV Series), Hollow Knight, NieR:Automata Steam release date confirmed (again), Drew Scanlon’s exit from Giant Bomb, Shovel Knight: Spectre of Torment releasing in April

Sockscast Interview with Kira Buckland

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Run Time: 55:17 / File Size: 25.3MB
Our Special Guests: Kira Buckland

Polly got a chance to sit down with professional voice actress, fellow David Bowie nerd, and all around Super-Rad Person, Kira Buckland for a nice lengthy chat.  Kira takes some time to school Polly on the ins and outs of the current voice acting world as well as share her journey from her start at voice acting in Newgrounds projects all the way up to where she is now.  Her’s is an awesome and inspiring story and we’re happy to be able to share a bit of it with you.

You can also catch her as the leading lady 2B in the upcoming western release of Nier: Automata.

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