And here we are. The very top of the lists. The cream of the crop. Where the best battle it out in vicious Mortal Kombat to determine the Best Game Ever. No wait, that's Undertale, but how about John, Rhete, and Polly working through their 2015 Game of the Year lists with entries 5 through 1? It's all the thrills, chills, and action you could expect from one podcast as well as the final haul of listener-contributated listerinos.
And with that, the Sockscast bids adieu to 2015. Thanks to everyone for listening and we hope to keep you interested and/or laughing as we cruise on into 2016! Much love, y'all.
The year has wound down and it's time for the internet's only videogame-centric podcast to make sure you know the what's what and whoogle-ma-whizzits of the best games that have been played in 2015. In today's episode, Rhete, John, and Polly run down their lists from entries 10 to 6 and we dive into a treasure trove of your listener-submitted personal Game of the Year lists as well! Check back tomorrow for the exciting conclusion!
And the exhausting year of so many great tunes winds its way down with Taylor and Polly returning to count down their top five albums of the year! Join us once again for your fill of ordered lists and tasty jams!
2015 has been an amazing year in music and that's why Taylor and Polly just couldn't help themselves and absolutely HAVE to share with you their Top 10 albums of the year! So sit back and enjoy some tasty jams from entries 10 through 6 on their lists.
We finally managed to trick Ashley into joining in on our dumb podcast shenanigans for our final episode of the year before Game of the Year stuff kicks off, and this three and a half hour thing is the result. As the year winds down it finds John having his mind blown for five hours straight by Virtue's Last Reward's True Ending and sharing some pretty popular opinions about Super Mario World, Ashley's been in the world of Nep-Neps and fighting off zombie hordes and finishing Tales of Xillia 2, Rhete's been slaying mighty foes with just his bow and dealing with his own zombie outbreak, and Polly has been reading only memories.
We got a nice chill of a Sockscast ready for you this week as we check in on John and his insatiable need to kick and punch people, Rhete's inability to play anything other than JRPGs, and Polly stumbling onto a game that ended up being quite a neat little surprise!
This episode of The Sockscast fills you with determination.
The Sockscast enters a brave new post-Bob Ross Marathon world and comes out swinging hard with John continuing his fascination with the Souls games, Rhete recounting his hilariously Japanese Cartoon adventures in Phantasy Star Online 2, and Polly being summoned back to Gamindustri once again to Nep-Nep as hard as she can. All that and a huge bag of news and listener questions that are sure to delight!
The Album Listening Club returns as we take a deep dive into Taylor's suggested listening material, the indie noise pop collective Deerhunter's Halcyon Digest. Upon its 2010 release, the album was met with consistently high critical praise, but does it have the same appeal for the listening club? Find out and enjoy some relaxing and somber tunes while you're at it!
Longtime SnS/8EasyBits Community member Peaches strolls into town this episode to give us the lowdown on tabletop gaming, getting lost in transit, and ignites a fiery Undertale discussion. After the fires calm, Polly gets in on this whole making Marios thing, Rhete busts out the finest selection in his wardrobe and clues us in on the mysterious connection between Undertale and BroForce, and John plays all the cool Wii U games and Demon's Souls. Also, Undertale...Probably.
This is most definitely the episode of the Sockscast you'll wanna tune in for if you wanna hear all about how Polly's down with the clown, hear Rhete talk more about Phantasy Star Online 2 but then totally redeem himself by bringing up Saints Row 4, and John having an opinion or two about a little game you've probably never heard anybody talk about called Undertale.
The Sockscast gets off to a roaring start this episode diving into Rhete's latest masterpiece, Polly Clicker! You should all go play that now! After that, Polly put the finishing touches on Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain and has lots of opinions about it, Rhete turned into a big dumb and started playing Phantasy Star Online 2 again, and John and Anna just can't get enough Mario in their lives! All that and Shovel Knight makes a glorious return to the podcast! What more could you ask for?
Bpwner, Byron Hulcher, Taylor, and Polly launch an all-new music-focused podcast! The idea began originally as a forum topic, but now it's here and even better in podcast form. The idea is that someone in the group or the community suggest an album for the hosts to listen to over the course of an undetermined number of weeks and then they get together to discuss the album in-depth with some short clips from each track to give the discussion context. This first episode focuses on alternative hip-hopper Busdriver's 2014 project Perfect Hair. We hope you enjoy listening and please feel free to offer feedback and suggestions at the SnS Forum!
Get ready to laugh a lot with us as The Sockscast welcomes a man leaving a his putzy legacy all over the front lawn, SamuraiKarasu! We kick things off with some discussion on Let's Playing before diving back into The Last of Us, Ni no Kuni, and what it's like to be the world's only Power Rangers Blogger. After that, John goes two deep into the Mega Man Zero series, spends some time at a creepy summer camp, and because of course SaGa, Rhete's back to playing every single game ever made, and Polly just CAN'T stop thinking about Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain!
A day late, but never a dollar short, the Sockscast is back and all up in your grill this episode as Polly talks Metal Gear and Phantasy Star, Rhete reminisces about the good ol days of Flash while playing around with sounds and shapes, and John just can't stop thinking or talking about Castlevania! EVER!
The Sockscast is back and grinding away as John takes us on a heart-wrenching and emotional tale of his latest cave spelunking adventures and Castlevania Goddamned Everything, Polly finally got around to playing Axiom Verge and can't wait to bore you with more of her dumb music stuff, and Rhete just can't stop sneaking around to hide all those episodes of Steven Universe he's watched in two weeks!
All aboard the Sockscast Express as we're joined this episode by long-time SMPS community member byronhulcher. We're all yackin' about pretty much everything this episode with Byron getting all up in Dark Souls Grill and even more excited about Fallout 4! John's been away for a bit so he fills us in on his month of JRPGs, Kirby, and Castlevania, Rhete's watching ALL OF THE WORLD'S ENTIRE ANIME, and Polly digs deep into interactive fiction.
This episode of the Sockscast starts with the somber news of Satoru Iwata's passing, while at the same time looking forward to the impact he left on the industry as a whole. We're joined by Michellybells this episode, as she makes her Sockscast debut, filling us in on King's Field, a weirdly obscure Japanese-only Famicom title, and a host of other topics. Rhete's running blind through a forest and lamenting the impending doom of Flash, and Polly is a good speller! All that and a NEW Sockscast correspondent!
It's the Fourth of July weekend and the most patriotic podcast ever is celebrating with long-time Socksmakepeoplesexy.Net contributator and forumite Vanor Orion. He's gonna give us the low-down on his journey into PC gaming, Call of Duty, and of course, Monster Hunter! Lots of Monster Hunter! All the Monster Hunter! After that, Rhete's watching an anime abut cute girls doing cute things in a music club and playing "Quite possibly the greatest game ever made," Polly's been busy raiding tombs and playing the most delightful RPG ever, and John's got a bone to pick with one of your favorite games of all-time! Oh...and the ever-so-subtle lyrical genius of Till Lindemann.
The Sockscast crew is joined by the one and only other person on the podcast that cares as much about Faith No More than Polly, Pauncho Smith. In this episode we're gonna talk Faith No More, Final Fantasy VII, streaming, and a lot of Mighty Switch Force. John's fallen down another gaming-related rabbit hole with SNK's signature fighting series The King of Fighters, Polly is sneaking around and stealing everything, and Rhete's got another case of the Neptunias! And also, surprise Faith No More reviews when you least expect them! EXCITEMENT!
Don't adjust your podcast feed or think you've downloaded the wrong episode! We're just doing things a tad out of order because the E3 excitement is JUST TOO MUCH! Our regular episode 21 will go live this Sunday, but for now, why not hang out with Polly, Rhete, and John as they talk about all the things that have them excited about the coming future of game-a-majigs!
In this episode of The Sockscast, we kick the can around with long-time Socksmakepeoplesexy contributator and community member Styles "The Hutch" Rockman, and he's gonna give us the what's what of improv theater, Grand Theft Auto V, and The Witcher III. After that, Polly's finally ascended to godhood and has a good time blowing things up, Rhete can't stop making his ball bigger and bigger and bigger, and John saw the new Mad Max film and...Pokemon. Because, of course Pokemon.
How would you like your Sockscast flavored with just a bit less Dark Souls than the last? Lucky for you, we've got that kinda variety too. Join us we dig into some MMO trends and banter with our good friend Mike (who is totally present for this episode!), John goes on a gluttonous media consuming frenzy, Rhete gets artsy fartsy and then decides to get all funky with his bad self...IN SPACE, and Polly puts a stop to yet another alien invasion (but not before curling into a fetal ball from the stress) and then comes to understand the true cost of war.
So, have you ever thought to yourself, "Gee, I sure would like to listen to a whole bunch of interesting people talk about Dark Souls for well over four hours!" Well, boy howdy did you end up in the right place!
Champion of All Videogames, dog lover, and all-around super awesome dude, Mike Foster joins the Sockscast this episode as we break down From Software's breakout hit from top to bottom, uncovering every secret and meticulously articulating what works and what doesn't.
The Sockscast celebrates the ten-year anniversary of Socksmakepeoplesexy.Net with a nearly seven-hour all call-ins show, getting a chance to talk to readers and contributators from around the world! A HUGE thanks to everybody that showed up and stayed with us throughout this monster of a podcast. We love you all!
(Polly's mic runs a bit hot this episode, apologies for that.)
The Sockscast welcomes the lovely and always a sheer joy to be around, Gremlinzrus, as she takes us on her journey through Sockscast favorite Shovel Knight, and Sockscast not-so-favorite DuckTales Remastered! Rhete's got quiiiiiiiiiiiiite a bit to say about Bloodborne, and John might actually get around to talking about the most important game he's played, but first... And Polly just wants to go to sleep.
You kids and your fancy computermajigs and phonesamawhatsits are in for a treat this Sockscast! Sayara
, awesome arty person and amazingly patient forum moderator joins us to discuss more of that Hyperdimension Neptunia stuff and music games! After that, John's discovered that you can actually play videogames to have fun, Rhete's got a lot of blood on his hands, and Polly's hands are even more blood soaked after that trip to Miami. Also, Jenny Death happened!
Aaaaaaaand as promised, Deven Mack returns in this episode as we discuss his career both in front of and on the directing side of the microphone from his humble beginnings on Newgrounds, to starring in nationally televised cartoons, and his work within the indie games community. It's a fun and informative listen, so check it out!
The world's greatest voice actor and director, Deven Mack, joins the Sockscast in part one of this two-part special podcast to talk a bit of sportsball, voice acting, and his love of the sportsball. He also loves sportsball. Elsewhere in Socksland, Polly's mitochondria are OUT OF CONTROL, John's busy enjoying the best Final Fantasy, and Penis Energy is beatin' up dudes, crying a lot, and throwing cars around! Tune in next time for Episode 15.2, where we'll have an in-depth discussion with D-Mac about his career in front of the mic and on the other side of it as
April showers may bring May flowers, but February Wieners bring March FreezingInfernos! That makes no sense at all, but it's at least cool knowing that The Internet's FreezingInferno
joins the Sockscast this episode to discuss his love of cartoons, platformers, and says a word heinous enough to become the first person ever bleeped on a Sockscast. Meanwhile, Polly is floating through space as a gravity ghost, Rhete is using his slow-mo vision to ogle boobies, and John spirals further into the madness that is the SaGa series.
This episode of the Sockscast marks the Socksmakepeoplesexy.Net/Sockscast debut of good pal and all around fun twitch.tv streamer, Erik of EriksJoystick! He joins us to discuss some StarBound and Monster Hunter 4: Ultimate among other things as Polly and Rhete take a trip to a magical land with the recent release of Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth1 to put a decisive end to the console wars and finally, John's still on a personal crusade to become a magical girl and a frog!
Well, hey, better late than never, right? As promised, here's your Sockscast-Flavored Spoilercast for Naughty
Dog's The Last of Us, featuring your favorite Bpwner and mine, Bpwner! If you haven't played The Last of Us, firstly, what's your deal? Secondly, don't listen to this episode if you intend to play it in the future. Don't worry, you won't hurt our feelings...too much. To all others, we hope you enjoy the three-hour long conversation and we'll catch you on Sunday for our regularly scheduled Episode 13!
And so, The Powers That B said, "Let there be Sockscast," and all was good in the land! Of course, we obviously mean "The Powers That Bpwner," since he's gracing our podcast with his ever-so-lovely presence and sharing his love of Dark Souls and cats fishing...or fisting...we're not sure. Meanwhile, Rhete, Polly, and John demonstrate the virtues of having your own videogame-related podcast by not talking about videogames much at all and instead focus on cartoons, music, and other weird obsessions truly befitting a podcast about videogames! And don't forget to tune in next week for a big ol' The Last of Us Spoilercast!
The Sockscast train pulls into the station an eensy-weensy little bit late this week due to illness, but try as it might, illness has no concrete way of stopping the maximum amount of yappage coming from the only sorta-videogame podcast that matters! This episode Polly's headin' on down to South Park to have herself a time, John's finally achieved his dream of becoming a magical girl, and Rhete's still...doing...lots of stuff!
The Sockscast is back and ready to kick off 2015 as they get the ball-a-rollin' with a three-hour post-holiday poscast for you to get all nice and cozy to. Over the last two weeks Rhete has managed to play every single goddamn game EVER CREATED, John warps back to 1985 with gaming's most beloved franchise, and Polly has been in the same dungeon for almost twenty hours!