Catching Up – Catlike Reflexes #39

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Not pictured: Our new theme song.

Not pictured: Our new theme song.

We’re back!
(Again)

After another short hiatus, the PodCats are back and they’re comin’ atchya!  In today’s episode, we talk about where we’ve been, what we’ve been up to, what games we’ve been playing and at one point Nahanni has a pizza delivered on the air.

And we got a new theme song!

Podcats:  Brendan, Bryan, Derek, Jay, Juanita, Nahanni.

Video Game Movies – Catlike Reflexes #38

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GET OVER HERE and watch The Elephant Show with me!

GET OVER HERE and watch The Elephant Show with me!

There are countless video games based on movies.  Some are good, some are bad.  But when the adaptation goes the other way, things don’t usually go so well.

On today’s episode, Nahanni, Brendan and Bryan discuss movie adaptations of popular (and not so popular) video games.

PodCats:  Nahanni Born, Brendan Main, Bryan Piitz.

Music: Move In by Becays.

Multiplayer Memories – Catlike Reflexes #37

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Screenshot from Haylo: The Movie, an actual thing.

Screenshot from Haylo: The Movie, an actual thing.

In this episode, Nahanni, Brendan and Bryan reminisce some of their past multiplayer video game experiences (and a few non-video game ones).  Re-live the Thrill of Victory and the Agony of Defeat.

PodCats: Nahanni Born, Brendan Main, Bryan Piitz

Music: Laboratory 24 by The Eighth.

Nauseating Experiences – Catlike Reflexes #28

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"Gabe won't release Half-Life 3 until I do!"

“Gabe won’t release Half-Life 3 until I do!”

Is it the spicy pizza?  The flu?  Why is it so hot in here?  At first you think it’s just your imagination, but then you slowly realize to your horror… It’s the game.

Many people find certain games and movies difficult to experience, be it because of shaky cameras, left-handedness, or their inability to reconcile the Uncanny Valley of Kevin Spacey’s face in CoD.

In this week’s episode, the PodCats discuss some of their own experiences with these phenomena, and offer a tip or two to the those in need.

PodCats: Nahanni Born, Derek Howard, Juanita Wootton-Radko
Host: Bryan Piitz

Music: king kong by Phon’éthique.

Web Comic Rundown – Catlike Reflexes #27

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Just add a sarcastic animal and we've got a hit on our hands!

Just add a sarcastic animal and we’ve got a hit on our hands!

On today’s episode, the PodCats discuss some of their favourite web comics (and a few non-web comics).  But first, an lengthy report on a trip to the sewage treatment plant!

PodCats: Nahanni Born, Derek Howard, Juanita Wootton-Radko
Host: Bryan Piitz

Music: Binary Jump by wRadion.

Growing Up Geek – Catlike Reflexes #21

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"I want to be Han Solo, awesome space pirate." "And I want to be Robin, Batman's....pet, I guess?"

“I want to be Han Solo, awesome space pirate.”
“And I want to be Robin, Batman’s….pet, I guess?”

When did you know that you were a nerd?  Was it a harsh epiphany, or a slow realization?  Growing up on the geek side of things can be awesome or torturous depending on your point of view.  On this episode, the PodCats discuss what it means to Grow up Geek, or if it even means anything at all.

PodCats: Podcats: Nahanni Born, Derek Howard.
Host: Bryan Piitz

Music: Wish You Were Here by The.madpix.project.

Marry, Date or Dump? – Catlike Reflexes #20

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Or, "Annunciation, Mastication or Elimination?"

Or, “Annunciation, Mastication or Elimination?”

In this week’s episode (our twentieth!) we play a little game of  “Marry, Date or Dump?” The game presents you with three people, and the contestants have to rank them according to the three categories.

Example: Captain Picard, Captain Nemo, Cap’n Crunch.  “I would date Captain Picard because he’s sexy, date Captain Nemo because he can afford a submarine, and dump Cap’n Crunch because I’m lactose intolerant.”

Aaaaand, go!

PodCats: Podcats: Nahanni Born, Derek Howard.
Host: Bryan Piitz

Music: Nothing New by Devon Elizabeth.

Zombie Planning – Catlike Reflexes #19

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"Yeah, they only played for, like, four hours!"

“Yeah, they only played for, like, four hours!”

Sure, zombies are fictional…for now. Just like any potential disaster, it’s important to have a plan.

In this episode, the PodCats discuss their zombie survival plans including people, weapons, locations and more.  Also spatulas.

Podcats: Nahanni Born, Derek Howard, Brendan Main.
Host: Bryan Piitz

Music: Blue Flame (feat. Stacks B) by Young Keys.

Avengers: Age of Ultron – REVIEW [Catlike Reflexes #17]

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Quicksilver and Scarlett Which in Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Quicksilver and Scarlett Which in Avengers: Age of Ultron.

WARNING: THIS PODCAST CONTAINS SPOILERS

And now for something completely different.

This past Thursday, the PodCats had the opportunity to attend a preview screening of Avengers: Age of Ultron.  This is our review.

This episode is a little different than our usual podcast as it was recorded in the cinema’s parking lot immediately following the film.  You can also see this episode in living colour over at YouTube.

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Podcats: Nahanni Born, Derek Howard, Drew Parent, Michael “Surf” Serafin.
Host: Bryan Piitz

Music:  I’m Growing Fangs by Great White Buffalo.