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 I'm sure there's SOMEONE out there that'll have a use for this, yeah?
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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!
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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 aren'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 dumptruck of listener lists and the final list of games that actually matter.
The amazing year of music that has been 2016 comes to an end as Taylor and Polly drop the top of the crop right on top of your head with their five to one best albums of the year. Bpwner also has some super phat tracks to share with you with his top three albums of the year! Thanks for listening and we'll be back next year with our ALWAYS timely and regularly-scheduled roundtable discussions.
It has been another amazing year for music, with solid releases seemingly just falling out of the sky every week. The Album Listening Club's Polly and Taylor gather once again to run down their favorite releases from ten to six. Byron Hulcher's top three albums of the year are also shared. So much good music! How are you gonna hold onto it all? Tune in tomorrow for Taylor and Polly's top five and Bpwner's very own top three!
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Our final regular, shoot the bull Sockscast of the year is here, and we've brought with us a very special surprise. Everybody's favorite fish-food connoisseur, Ashley has returned and she wants to talk a lot about how much she loves Noctis from Final Fantasy XV. After that, Polly looks toward Danganronpa's "Future," John's making ALL THE GAMES, and Rhete is playing No Man's Sky agai---wait..what?
Your good pals at the Album Listening Club are back and even in a somewhat timely manner with a pick from PC Music enthusiast Byron Hulcher. You have been warned... This time we're checking out post-rock instrumentalist outfit The Bronzed Chorus' newest offering Summering. Has Byron redeemed himself, or is this strike two? Tune in to find out!
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You might not have asked for it, but that doesn't mean you're not gonna get this very energetic fifty-seventh episode of The Sockscast! This time around, John's TOUHOU TOUHOU TOUHOU TOUHOU TOUHOU TOUHOU, Rhete's busy slaying the dragons and the dogma, and Polly's back in the class courtroom and ready to solve the mysteries of a tropical island.
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Aaaaaaaaand we're back! Didja miss us? After a nice long break away from the perils, trials, and tribulations of hosting a bi-weekly videogame-related podcast, the batteries are nice and fresh and we're ready to roll again. This episode, Rhete's Yakuza adventures reach their only logical climactic conclusion, John just can't stop shooting things, and Polly has to increase her forward momentum quickly.
We now interrupt your regularly scheduled Sockscast for...
Wait...what's going on again?
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The spoilercast that's been over a year and a half in the making. All these months your Sexy Sock Companions have spent talking about the Hyperdimension Neptunia series culminates with this Vert-sized spoilercast for Megadimension Neptunia VII with our good pal Carmichael Micaalus!
A rare, brisk episode of the Sockscast rolls into the station this time with Rhete going on his very own Rhetro game playing odyssey, John finally finding his way out of last episode's Mysterious Castle, and Polly chimes in with the shortest segment in Sockscast history!
Your pals at the Album Listening Club have returned after only a week, following our previous episode, and this time around we're chewin' the fat and gettin' our ears blown the hell out with Boris' 2005 release Pink.
Sockscast! It can really move! Sockscast! It's got an attitude! Sockscast! It's the best podcast ALIIIIIEEEYIIIIEEEYIIIIIIIVE! And to prove it, we're jam-packed with lots of discussion for your earholes this time around as Polly explores THE ENTIRE WORLD, John plays the cutest little RPG this side of Undertale, and Rhete's gettin' to work cleaning out that Steam backlog, so get comfy, he's got a lot to talk about. After the news and questions segment, stick around for a special spoilercast portion of the show on Davey Wreden's The Beginner's Guide.
The Sockscast celebrates its official TWO-YEAR ANNIVERSARY the only way they know how: Doing a regular damn episode of The Sockscast because IT'S TOO DAMN HOT TO DO ANYTHING ELSE! In this action-packed episode, Rhete's travelling the No Man's Skies, John is throwing vegetables everywhere, and Polly has a score to settle with some hellspawn! Yyyyyeeeeaahhhhhhh...
It's the hottest summer on record (probably) and that means we had no choice but to break out our hottest Sockscast of the year (not likely.) In this whiz-bang Rhete-centric episode, Rhete's literally doing all the things, John just can't seem to pry himself away from these Sonic games, and Polly's about to fire John for having the worst Sonic-related opinions.
Got a nice, breezy new episode of the ol' Sockscast here for ya this time around! This new chapter of the Sockscast Legacy gets started in probably the only fitting way as we John helps us dive deep into Sonic The Hedgehog, old and new while Rhete and Polly nerd out over the happy memories they created with Megadimension Neptunia VII and Life is Strange. Also, some anime or something, I dunno. Also, John is rude.
Well, who'd have thought we'd have made it this far? Our first big milestone! Episode 50! And to celebrate, we're...kinda just doing things the way we normally do around here.
Up first, John's playing Pokemon Go because of course he is, Rhete's playing Shadows of Mordor and finally discovering "his thing," and Polly has zero time to solve this dilemma.
After the news and your Twitter questions, we have ourselves a bit of a spoilercast for the Japanese Cartoon Shinsekai Yori in the second half of the show, but don't worry, there's a warning and timestamps to help you skip that if you'd like.
And finally, the episode wraps up with a nearly 30-minute (though not in any way thorough or comprehensive) clip show of some of our favorite moments over the course of the show's first 50 episodes! Talk about jam packed! We earned that four-hour mark this time! (Shinsekai Yori Spoilercast Timestamps: 2:37:34 - 3:30:43)
Hey! Lookit that! It's only been almost three months, but your good pals at the Album Listening Club are back in action and this time they're reviewing Coheed & Cambria's ambitious and seemingly troubled 2010 release, Year of the Black Rainbow.
The Sockscast is back to a trio and in this episode things get maybe... a bit weirder than usual! Mighty No. 9 finally managed to eke its way out and and boy do we have opinions on that! After that Rhete has lots of experiences with the fishes, John's very, very, VERY excited to tell us all about The Game Specifically Made For Him, and Polly has a big project announcement! Things only get weirder from here...
It's that time of year again, when videogame companies trot out fake demos and trailers to illicit excitement in hopes of lots of pre-orders! We start this episode by shooting the bull about E3! And then, comin' out the bushes, you've heard her in the background of many Sockscast episodes, but she's finally decided to take center stage to make her podcast debut, it's Anna Thyer and she wants to talk some Fire Emblem! Along with that, Polly reaches out to the truth by shooting it, Rhete has finally played the most difficult game ever made, and John remains VERY calm while playing Spelunky.
Get yourselves ready for a Sockstravaganza as we welcome long-standing Socksmakepeoplesexy.Net community pal, artist, and overall great guy Carmichael Micaalus. He's gonna be sure to get you ALL caught up on his 2016 so far, which includes thrills, chills, and maybe a Fort Knox robbery. After that, Polly isn't quite sure why there's a fifth Die Hard movie, Rhete tears more into Tearaway and is reduced to tears, and John is playing all the hot new AAA releases.
The Sockscast is joined this episode by Mirai, a super cool dude that's been chums with Polly and pals for years and he's gonna give us the lowdown on basement diving for treasure and Overwatch, among other things. After that, Polly is adrift in an ocean of stars, John's Final Fantasy consumption has reached critical levels, and Rhete's learning some hard lessons in warfare.
This episode of the Sockscast, we're giving bad people good idea as Sayara joins us to barf art all over this classless podcast. We get things kicked off the only way we can by discussing that there new Death Grips album, and then Sayara's gonna take us on a PSO2 journey with some Senran Kagura and a few other things swirled in to taste. After that, John's still got that Marvel Movie Madness, Rhete's puttin' all his best moves on Noire, and Polly is coming at you live from the new world.
: The audio quality of this episode is a little muddy due to some technical difficulties, but the issue will be resolved next episode. Apologies!
The Sockscast goes worldwide and international for the second time in 2016 as SnS Forum member Gesh86 joins us all the way live from Germany Land and he wants to show us all of his martial arts moves and be REALLY salty about it! After that, Polly is 1001% better than you, Rhete needs to call Saul, and John is stuck at home.
What? Did you think your faithful pals at the Album Listening Club forgot about you? Well, don't worry your pretty little head, because we're back in action to discuss Bpwner's choice of Killing Joke's 2012 release, MMXII!
Aww, dip, y'all are in for a treat this episode, because the world famous Erik of twitch.tv/eriksjoystick returns to the Sockscast and he just can't get enough Miis in his life. After that, all John ever does now is watch movies, Rhete can't keep himself out of post-apocalyptic wastelands, and Polly returns from her perilous magical girl labyrinth journey. Also...chasms...Well, just one SPECIFIC chasm...
This episode of The Sockscast gets started off with a bang as we debut something super cool as hell from our good pal over at the Album Listening Club, Taylor, so be sure to shoot her some love when you hear it. Then, Maple The Fluffy Dog returns to our wonderful little Sockscast after almost a year and a half, and they've been up to some crazy shooty action with the incredible SUPERHOT and The Division. After that, Rhete plays the happiest RPG ever, John takes a trip to Outworld to destroy the Shao Kahn menace, and Polly gets stuck in a labyrinth with an entire harem of cute magical girls!
The Sockscast welcomes aboard Nate, who many may recognize as Zenatoto from the LP boards at SnS, and he's here to pitch a revolutionary new game to John. After that, Polly hits the green, Rhete stars in his own retro anime series, and John has a few more box quotes he'd like to add to Secret of Mana.
Your good pal and mine, Bpwner joins us for this rip-roaring episode of The Sockscast and he wants to tell us all about the cute little half-genie hero that stole his heart. After that, Polly heeds the Dark Call with JoyMasher's latest, Rhete does a whole lot of stuff that is decidedly not videogames, and John legally plays every Turbo Grafx 16 game he can get his grubby little mitts on.
In this magical episode of the Sockscast, we find out that Polly has a bigger D-Meter than you, John's been a ghost all along, and Rhete may just have a crippling addiction. Also, there's this series we're not sure you've ever heard about called Hyperdimension Neptunia, and we talk about it a little bit.
After a bit of life gettin' in the way, the Album Listening Club makes its triumphant return as we dig deep into Byron's pick, PC Music Vol. 1. What on Earth has Byron gotten us into? Join us as we untangle this mess of bubblegum to try and figure it all out...
Well, we just went and accidentally recorded our longest normal episode in a while, so we hope you got four hours to spare. We welcome the last surviving Brit, Rainiac to the show and he's gonna tell us all about how he parties hard and probably wrasslin' at some point. After that, Rhete's PSO2 stories only become more ridiculous, John joins Rhete and solves all the freakin' puzzles, and Polly has a pretty extensive review of Mario & Luigi: Dream Team.
Dr.Nooooooo, infamous Rappy Bucket and all-around cool dude that Polly and Rhete have known since 2001, makes his podcasting debut in glorious Rappy Bucket Definition on this episode of the Sockscast and gives us the low-down on some Samurai Warriors and Metal Gear Solid V and so much more! After that, Rhete takes us on a journey with a bad-ass elephant, Polly spends two weeks playing games that are ten years old, and John plays games that make him feel terrified and small.
Are you ready to kick off 2016 with the BEST PODCAST EVER? Well, too damn bad, because you're doin' it anyway, so shut your noise hole and open your hearing holes! Joining us this episode we have recently adopted SMPS baby, Raydio, who you may remember from our Anniversary cast and my stream. He's got a lot to say about The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky as well as some super secret game making talk near the end of the episode. Meanwhile, Polly's making a play to capture that Nuclear Throne, Rhete talks for 19 hours about Star Wars, and John is positively in love with Final Fantasy VIII!