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Clear Off Your Kitchen Tables, It’s Time For Traditional Games!

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Episode Seventeen

Clear Off Your Kitchen Tables, It’s Time For Traditional Games!

Traditional games. You know, the games that kids used to play before the video games took their predecessors out back behind the shed and put a bullet in their head? We’re talking about classic card, dice and board games in this episode; their history, the math behind them, and how we came to be fans of them. But don’t worry, there’s still our usual brand of fun. We start off with a bunch of dice in an old Crown Royal bag, come up with the best idea for a middle-aged woman gambling den, learn that the creators of probability math were degenerate gamblers, point out that while the Moors brought the standard deck of cards to Europe, the Europeans were the ones that made all the face cards white, describe HG Wells as the world’s first grognard, and finally come to understand that learning to play a board game is a perfect metaphor for sex.

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We go to DragonCon!

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Episode Eleven

We go to DragonCon!

In this special double-sized episode, we take you to DragonCon with us. Along they way you’ll learn that turning off traction control on a suburban is a way to commit suicide, what to do when you feel little grabby hands on your leg, the dangers of hot Kinky and what makes vodka naughty, which bathrooms had a bit too much in common with peep show booths, the services Ernie Hudson will render for twenty bucks, if filching more or less disgusting than felting, what happens when John Barrowman asks you about your grumpy pussy, and if Star Trek’s Captain Sisko is ever asked to sing Sisqo’s “Thong Song”.

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Reference material from the episode:

Laurel’s Cosplay Ignite Memphis Talk

 

The photos from DragonCon

 

The reality of the DragonCon dealer room

DragonCon-2013-Dealer-Map

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Formative Video Game Experiences

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Episode Nine

Formative Video Game Experiences

This week we talk about the formative video game experience we had as kids, tell you why it is okay to blow into a video game cartridge but never a pregnant lady’s vagina, explain that Nintendo Power was basically console wars propaganda, share our lingering fears of some one erasing our save files, and realize we sold our childhood so we could buy the next generation of video games.

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Cards Against Humanity

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Episode Eight

Cards Against Humanity

This week we’re not focusing on a specific topic, instead we’re playing a game that turns us all into the most offensive people that you’ve ever met: Cards Against Humanity.

And for that reason, we’ve decided to protect ourselves with secret identities. Sort of.

Get ready to be completely offended as Pancho Batwings, Banana Johnson, Code Name: Kids Next Door, Indiana Bones play Cards Against Humanity, explain how they were trolled by a sixty year old man, discover that Indiana Bones has a side job at the Temple of Groom, learn which one of them is uncircumcised, quote the Jesse Spano Caffeine Pill Freakout, and go down a Top Gun rabbit hole no one saw coming.

Reference material from the episode:

Cards Against Humanity can be purchased from Amazon here, or you can download it (legally) as a PDF and print your own here.

Top Gun’s (in)famous volley ball scene:

The Jesse Spano Caffeine Pill Freakout

 

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MMOs: A Massive Waste of Time or a Multiplayer Social Experiment?

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Episode Five

MMOs: A Massive Waste of Time or a Multiplayer Social Experiment?

Massively multiplayer online video games: MMOs for the initiated, that stupid thing my significant other won’t stop playing to everyone else. They’re the biggest thing to hit video games in the last decade and the Unreliable Sources staff is here to give you a bunch of completely pointless information about them.

In this episode we mock Gamestop employees, ponder if gold farmers are really people, discover why one of our hosts flunked out of college, talk about an Australian losing his virginity and learn that marriage is the most epic loot of all.

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2013 E3 Wrap-Up, Part Two – EA, UbiSoft, the Rest of the Games and Final Thoughts

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Episode Two

2013 E3 Wrap-Up, Part Two – EA, UbiSoft, the Rest of the Games and Final Thoughts

The second half of our E3 wrap up episode in which we discuss the individual games of E3 2013, find out what is under the Statue of Liberty’s robes, ponder how many professional¬†athletes¬†it would take to program a video game, and learn out just how much mockery it takes Zach before he stops playing a video game with lots of sex in it.

For completion’s sake, you can find the first part of the 2013 E3 wrap up right here.

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Reference Videos

EA 2013 E3 Presentation

Ubisoft 2013 E3 Presentation

 

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2013 E3 Wrap-Up, Part One – Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo

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Episode One

2013 E3 Wrap-Up, Part One – Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo

Hello and welcome to the first episode of the Unreliable Sources Podcast!

We’re going to start everything off with a wrap of this year’s E3 show. In the first of two episodes we cover the presentations and game lineups from the big three – Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo.

We make fun of Drivatars, cringe when Microsoft scripts a rape joke, explain how Playstation Plus is the best deal in gaming and learn how Shenmue is responsible for all of those quicktime events that you hate.

The second part will be up next week and we’ll cover EA, UbiSoft, all the rest of the games and give our final E3 summations.

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Reference Videos

Microsoft 2013 E3 Presentation

Sony 2013 E3 Presentation

Nintendo 2013 E3 Presentation

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