For once, we had a movie recommendation for the show that had to be done. Brainstorm(1983) which features Christopher Walken and the guy who played Uncle Ben in the Raimi Spiderman trilogy. They develop technology with the ability to transmit thoughts from one person to the other. They also figure out they can record memories and share them among people.
Because this was the eighties, the military wants this technology for sinister reasons. At least, we’re told it’s sinister. We never see the technology being abused in anyway. The military does make a tape that’s supposed to drive people insane though what practical use this is beyond the scope of the movie and us.
Weltall then talks about The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. It appears to be a remake of a Danny Kaye movie from the late forties. It features Ben Stiller as a boring man who fantasizes interesting things happening like any of us resisting the urge to fap in the copy room. Sean Penn becomes the impetus for something interesting to actually happen to Stiller as he goes on a journey and finds himself. It’s a sort of feel good comedy that isn’t packed so full of sugar that Wilford Brimley appears to give you “the speech” when it’s watched.
Tim then talks about The Witch. A modern horror movie filmed without found footage or, the worst horror staple of all, cats jumping out at characters who chase spooky noises into the laundry room. It follows a family who’s living out a solitary existence when things start to go wrong. Is it all just happenstance or is it the work of a witch and the devil? It’s probably the first part though everyone really sells the latter with all they’ve got.
Do you like panels? We sure do. Our favorite is an unstained pine with a light varnish, mounted with finishing nails against studs. Sometimes we like to gather panels from conventions for a more eclectic look. You might deal with some screaming as you drive some of the hosts to the wall. That’s why this episode is brought to you by FratDrops chloroform. FratDrops, when you absolutely need to score. Continue reading Manga Pulse 353: Golden Cath→
As we didn’t attend the yearly pilgrimage to the San Diego, as press, we aren’t dedicating an entire show to recapping. Weltall did go solo and was able to note a few major changes. Such as the complete absence of con funk! And if you didn’t know we were lying, you’ve never been to a con. Weltall does report improved crowd control and access which has smoothed things out quite a bit.
The joint discussion is on a relic from the nineties, From Dusk Til Dawn(1996). It features George Clooney attempting menace while Quentin Tarantino tries to swallow Selma Hayek’s right foot. We decided that the movie has a point where Quentin lost interest and just said “fuck it, everybody turns into vampires and dies.” A mister R.R. Martin would probably mistake the end for a wedding if he glanced up at it. Continue reading Popcorn Pulse 57: Ghost Dawn→
This week on VG Pulse, we start off with tales of epic wars between laptops and tablets, before heading off into the regular news where we talk about Nintendo’s recent stock drops, the addition of PokeBank to Sun and Moon, and more famous people suing games companies for “using their likeness”! After the news we head off into the forums, and finish off with my review of Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, and rants about anime! All this and more up next on VGP 273! -Aki Continue reading VG Pulse 273: Resident Evil→
Holy crap, at long last the first new show of the year! This time without any audio loss! Woo! Now once you’ve finished doing your happy dance, come join Ryo and Red as they deliver to you what they’ve been up to theses past few weeks; mostly just playing Stardew Valley. We got a little industry news with a poll about Chinese girls and Miyazaki being an old man, with more discussion on Stardew Valley sprinkled in here and there. As for reviews, well, it’s finally come time for Ryo to torture us. She shares her pain of having watched all three complete seasons of RWBY, which sparks a surprisingly decent amount of conversation. Red does try his best to heal the burns of RWBY with his review of the second season of OreGairu, but will it be enough?
This week on VG Pulse, we discuss our thoughts, concerns, questions, and general reactions to the Nintendo Switch presentation, as well as discussing lawsuits against various people, and also upcoming games of 2017! After the news, we briefly discuss the ending of Uncharted 4 [spoiler free, of course!], before we wrap things up with a lengthy discussion about anime and food! All this and more up next on our very first show of 2017; VGP 272!! -Aki Continue reading VG Pulse 272: Switch Reveal→
Ever work on something and it comes out really good, only to find out the auto save feature was turned off and you just closed down the program? That’s about what Ryo went through this week, when she lost all of her audio for episode 496.
This week on VG Pulse, it’s the final show of the year and we are fully unsupervised! We start out with ezmail and side notes of Steam sales and guitar things, before moving onto the regular news, where we discuss the alarming situation at Crytek, the unfortunate passing of Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, and Nintendo not learning from past mistakes! After the news we go over the forums, and finish off the show with talk of anime and sandwiches! All this and more up next on VGP 271! Happy Holidays everybody!! <3 ~Aki Continue reading VG Pulse 271: Holiday VGP→
In this weeks episode we touch up on how the Christmas Giveaway is going, which only lasts until the end of December so get your entry in now! Afterwards is IRL news, where Ryo is wrapping presents and Red is buried in games. Then the industry news has topics like tropes in anime that might actually gross you out for real, and anime that will make you feel old when you hear it’s turning 10. And finally are the reviews, Red starting off with DanMachi and Ryo ending things on Blood Lad. Also, sorry about Red’s mic quality, there seems to have been an audio setting snafu someplace.