JOHN AND ANNA HAVE TAKEN OVER THE PODCAST AGAIN AND I AM NOT SURE HOW I FEEL ABOUT THIS!
Another hot bonus episode of the Sockscast for y'all! This time, Polly got a chance to have a chat with one of her favorite Let's Players Ballerscuba for a conversation about Let's Playing, maintaining a consistent update schedule, a whole load of Final Fantasy talk, and what it's like to be a YouTube bajillionaire!
Your faithful, regularly scheduled, nothing at all different Sockscast returns as always and this time we're joined by Sockscast Theme/Her Lullaby composer and host of the Album Listening Club Taylor! In this episode, freakin' EVERYONE'S got a big ol' boner for NieR:Automata, the brand-new Power Rangers movie, and thanks to Taylor's presence, more music talk that's ever appeared before on a Sockscast!
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.
Gotta go fast, y'all!
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!
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!
Polly got a chance to sit down with professional voice actress, fellow David Bowie nerd, and all around Super-Rad Person(tm), 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.
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.
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.
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?
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?
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!
Cover art by Rhete
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.
Cover art by Rhete
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!