[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!)

arted by Rhete

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!

SnS Album Listening Club Albums of 2016 Day Two!

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Run Time: 1:55:58 / File Size: 53.0MB
Intro Theme: “Retribution” by Jeff Sabar

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.

SnS Album Listening Club Albums of 2016 Day One!

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Run Time: 1:47:33 / File Size: 49.2MB
Intro Theme: “Retribution” by Jeff Sabar

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 back in tomorrow for Taylor and Polly’s top five albums of the year and Bpwner’s very own top three!

Sockscast Epside 58 (12/4/2016)

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Run Time: 3:26:40 / File Size: 94.6MB
Our Special Guest: Ashley

arted by Rhete

Game of the Year is in a couple weeks, so 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?

And as we inch closer and closer to the end of the year, be sure to fire those Top 3 Game of the Year lists off to podcast[at]socksmakepeoplesexy.net and we’ll read ’em! Get them to us before December 15th OR ELSE!

This Episode References: Ashley’s Benefits of Fish Food Eating and her “Butt Dance,” Final Fantasy XV, Extended Final Fantasy discussion, Danganronpa 3: Future Arc, MegaTagmension Neptunia: Blanc & Neptune vs Zombies, 1cc’ing Perfect Cherry Blossom and more fun Touhou talk, Helen’s Mysterious Castle, Ashley is hyped for The Last Guardian, writing professionally for Operation Rainfall, more Dragon’s Dogma adventures, making and releasing Spider’s Hollow, We Know The Devil, Her Story, John’s progress on his “machine” game, Momodora: Reverie Under The Moonlight, No Man’s Sky…wait what? 

SnS Album Listening Club: The Bronzed Chorus – Summering

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Run Time: 1:17:28 / File Size: 35.4MB
Hosted by: Polly, Bpwner, Taylor, and Byron Hulcher


Listen to the album on The Bronzed Chorus’ Bandcamp

Track Listing:
1. Don’t Go To That Pool Party
2. Books
3. Cowabunga, Ohio

4. Tin Roof Burrito
5. It Snows Here Forever

6. How Gooda Friends Are Ya?
7. Hounds of the Barrier
8. Rodeo Rodeo

9. Decollage
10. Widdly Wah (Till The Break of Dawn)

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.  This time we’re checking out post-rock instrumentalist outfit The Bronzed Chorus’ newest offering Summering. 

Sockscast Episode 57 (11/20/2016)

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Run Time: 3:22:48 / File Size: 93.1MB

arted by Rhete

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.

And as we inch closer and closer to the end of the year, be sure to fire those Top 3 Game of the Year lists off to podcast[at]socksmakepeoplesexy.net and we’ll read ’em!  Get them to us before December 15th OR ELSE!

This Episode References: Yuri on Ice, Zootopia, The Little Prince, The Box Trolls, A Tribe Called Quest – We Got It From Here…Thanks For The Service, Metallica – Hardwired…To Self Destruct, TOUHOU TOUHOU TOUHOU TOUHOU TOUHOU, Dr. Strange, The Arrival, Lumo, Harry Potter, Some Harry Potter Spin-off That John LOVED, Head Boy, Phineas Wizard, Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen, Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair, Danganronpa 3 animoo, Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls announced for PS4 and PC, Persona 5 delayed!, Nintendo Ceases Wii U Production

Sockscast Episode 56 (11/6/2016)

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Run Time: 3:01:23 / File Size: 83.1MB

arted by Rhete

arted by Rhete

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.


This Episode References: Crystalis, Gargoyle’s Quest, Yakuza 5, Starfox 64, Assault Android Cactus, speedrunning shenanigans, Ikaruga, Deathsmiles, Rayforce, Ratchet & Clank: A Crack In Time, Ketsui Death Label, Romancing SaGa 2, RE:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu, Severed, Blaster Master Zero announced, Game Maker 2 announced, Nintendo Switch announced, No Man’s Sky/Hello Games’ social media hacked, Dying RPG characters, John’s long-forgotten Silent Hill writeups

The…What Now? (10/30/2016)

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Run Time: 42:19 / File Size: 19.3MB

arted by Anna Thyer

We now interrupt your regularly scheduled Sockscast for….

Wait…what’s going on again?