weeaboos with a podcast ep. 25: Tales from TUPAX [Part 2]

We finish up our special PAX podcast with Part 2 and discuss everything else that went down during the three days. From playing Epic Mickey 2, Tomb Raider, and Guacamelee, to finally getting our hands on The Unfinished Swan and meeting one of its designers, Ben Esposito. Finally, we talk cosplayers, the student games of DigiPen, and our overall thoughts on the convention.

Anime of the Week: None

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Intro: Dawn Patrol (Extra Track) (Covox) / CC BY-NC-ND 3.0

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weeaboos with a podcast ep. 24: Tales from TUPAX [Part 1]

We’re back from PAX Prime 2012 and we have plenty to share. We talk about all the crazy things we saw, the crazy things we did, and just how much of a good time we had. From seeing Assassin’s Creed 3 played right in front of us, to meeting tons of indie developers and getting gropped by the TSA on the way there. What were our favorite moments and biggest hurdles? Click play to find out and stay tuned for the conclusion to this two-part special.

Anime of the Week: None

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Intro: Dotta – Early In The Morning (PAX Remix) by Yomaru

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weeaboos with a podcast ep. 23: Nostalgia Uprising

It’s our last podcast before PAX Prime 2012 and we’ve got a 30-min interview with Michael Hicks, indie developer and coordinator on the upcoming Indie Games Uprising 3 for Xbox Live Indie Games. Tune in to hear what inspired him to make games, his thoughts on the industry, and what gamers can expect with the latest Uprising. We then move on to discuss the end of Nintendo Power, Rare’s ill-fated plans for Killer Instinct 3, and the censorship of anime when it comes to the west.

Anime of the Week: Planetes

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Intro: By The Water (Aerologic remix) (Space Invaders v Psychadelik Pedestrian) / CC BY-NC 3.0

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weeaboos with a podcast ep. 22: Gotta Catch ‘Em All!

Episode 22 has arrived and we’ve all caught Pokemon fever (it’s pretty contagious). The symptoms include talking about Papo & Yo,  The Last Story, and Dark Souls DLC. If not treated quickly by a doctor other symptoms may appear, such as discussing BioWare’s love of Day 1 DLC, Vigil Games vs. Xander Davis, and whether yearly game releases are justified. After all previous symptoms have occurred, the patient will suffer from one final discussion on how anime is not taken seriously in the west (and then they will expire).

Anime of the Week: Akito the Exiled

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Intro: Pokémon Red Version “Shades of Red” by halc [OverClocked ReMix]

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weeaboos with a podcast ep. 21: Solaire & Astraea Sitting In A Tree…

On this week’s episode: we can’t seem to stop making references to Dark Souls, Demon’s Souls or dragons, Yomaru gives his thoughts on Inversion, and we discuss EA’s lawsuit against Zynga. We also discuss Square’s plan of supporting Dragon Quest X for 10 years, whether a Gears of War FPS is a good idea, Amazon making games, and why stereotypes in anime are sometimes not such a bad thing.

Anime of the Week: None

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Intro: Midnight Blue JzDnB (Graphiqs Groove) / CC BY-NC-SA 3.0

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weeaboos with a podcast ep. 20: My Little Fighting Game

It’s the big two zero and we’re just getting started. Yomaru and Dotta kill plenty of zombies in Deadlight, Rin finally gets his hands on the Resident Evil 6 demo, and Valve takes away our right to class action lawsuits. We also discuss whether fighting games should become more accessible to new players, RE6′s new “Agent Hunt” mode, whether filler in anime is a good thing, and why Irrational Games is using Metacritic scores as a job requirement.

Anime of the Week: Simoun

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Intro: Uncle Remus Arcade fire (krackatoa) / CC BY-NC 3.0

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weeaboos with a podcast ep. 19: The Power of Kickstarter

On this week’s episode: Final Fantasy Versus XIII gets un-cancelled, Hamster plays the indie horror game Home, and Dotta returns to the world of The Walking Dead. We give our thoughts on Sony’s commitment to being family friendly, how DLC is getting out of hand, and why Fez won’t be fixed on the XBLA. Finally, we discuss Kickstarter as a means to bring more manga to the west, and why developers are afraid to take artistic risks with their games.

Anime of the Week: Planetes, Little Busters

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Intro: Deep Sky Blue (Graphiqs Groove) / CC BY-NC-SA 3.0

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weeaboos with a podcast ep. 18: Sexist Knights

It’s our special Dark Knight Rises episode, and the gang is a bit more loony than usual. Yomaru and Rin praise the final Batman film, we speculate on the possible cancellation of Final Fantasy Versus XIII, and talk Mass Effect 3 on the Wii U. We then discuss The Elder Scrolls online coming to consoles, Tomb Raider’s rape controversy, and give our thoughts on Clandestine: Follow The Path. Finally, we wrap up the show with a thorough discussion of the Ouya, the new console that could possibly turn the industry on its head.

Anime of the Week: None

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Intro: War And Peace (Jamie Evans) / CC BY-NC-SA 3.0

Sound Clip: Passion of the Christians (Rated M for Mature)

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weeaboos with a podcast ep. 17: Tiger Soup

This week we have tiger fever, so much in fact that someone even gives birth to a baby one live on the air! Also, Yomaru rants on the Resident Evil 6 demo, The Last Story gets delayed, and we talk medieval warfare by comparing Chivalry and CLANG. Finally, we answer a question that has haunted man since the dawn of time: why do live-action adaptations of anime/manga almost always end up being total garbage?

P.S. We apologize for the technical difficulties during the second half of the show. Friday the 13th was not kind to us.

Anime of the Week: Kokoro Connect

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Intro: DIN-DANDAN (EeL) / CC BY-NC 3.0

weeaboos with a podcast ep. 16: Breaking Wind

On this week’s episode my good friend Sweet returns to kick ass and take names, Dotta comes back from the grave, and Hamster has a very “private” experience with a thunderstorm. We also break down Nintendo’s online plans for the Wii U, give our thoughts on the recent ruling over resellable digital games, and speculate why Vivendi wants to drop Activision. Finally, we discuss the new direction of Smash Bros., pump ourselves up for Left 4 Dead 2′s upcoming DLC, and question whether Assassin’s Creed 3 is overly patriotic.

Anime of the Week: Death Note

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Intro: Mega Man 9 “Origami Robots” by k-wix [OverClocked ReMix]

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