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.

Nerd Christmas – Catlike Reflexes #33

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Not sure how the exercise bike got in there though.

Not sure how the exercise bike got in there though.

In many ways, Christmas was made for nerds.  It has an epic origin story, flashing lights, and its greatest hero is a fat guy with a beard who eats a lot of cookies.

In this episode, the PodCats discuss Nerd Christmas and the effects of some of Santa’s geekiest gifts on their young, impressionable minds.

PodCats: Brendan Main, Gillian Ross.
Host: Bryan Piitz

Music: Capacitor by Hardcore SCM.

Free Crap! – Catlike Reflexes #30

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It's to make up for the one they'll eventually lose to diabetes.

It’s to make up for the leg they’ll eventually lose to diabetes.

In this episode, the PodCats discuss promotional giveaways, such as from fast-food restaurants to Comic Cons.  As always, some are better than others.

PodCats: Derek Howard
Host: Bryan Piitz

Music: sexdrugsandrockandroll by The Easton Ellises.

Speed Runs and Charity Marathons – Catlike Reflexes #29

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Wait, we can go diagonal?

Wait, we can go diagonal?

In this episode, Derek and Bryan discuss video game speed runs and online charity marathons like Games Done Quick and Desert Bus.

PodCats: Derek Howard
Host: Bryan Piitz

Music: A Thousand and Five by Warped.

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.

What Are You Playing Right Now? Part 2 [Catlike Reflexes Episode #15]

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What it felt like after PodCat Brendan visits the discount bin at EB Games.

What it felt like after PodCat Brendan visits the discount bin at EB Games.

From time to time, we here at Catlike Reflexes like to check in to see what everyone in the group is playing right now.  From Minecraft to Destiny to the quasi-game r/thebutton.

Let us know what you’re playing in the comments or on Twitter.

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

Music: War by Meadow Sinners.

#09 – The Levels We Couldn’t Beat [Catlike Reflexes Podcast]

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Oh, I'm sorry, I thought this was THE MUSHROOM KINGDOM!

Oh, I’m sorry, I thought this was THE MUSHROOM KINGDOM!

No matter how many video games you play, no matter how much experience you have or how high your Gamerscore is, there are just some levels of some games that you CAN NOT BEAT.

On today’s episode, the PodCats reminisce about the levels that drove them mad.  Then we reminisce about the video arcades of our youth (which turned out to be the same one).

Host: Bryan Piitz
Podcats: Nahanni Born, Derek Howard, Jay Radko.

Music: A Little While by Boogie Belgique