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Sordid Cinema Podcast #506: ‘John Wick: Chapter 2’ and the Socio-Political Landscape

This week, the topic is John Wick Chapter 2, the Keanu Reeves-led sequel to the 2014 sleeper hit. Discussed: gun-fu choreography, set design, Buster Keaton, the socio-political landscape, The Matrix, John Woo, Clint Eastwood, and much more.

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Following a long absence (let’s call it an extended break), Ricky D and Simon are back on the Sordid Cinema beat, accompanied by special guests Kate Rennebohm and Patrick Murphy. This week, the topic is John Wick Chapter 2, the Keanu Reeves-led sequel to the 2014 sleeper hit. Discussed: gun-fu choreography, set design, Buster Keaton, the socio-political landscape, The Matrix, John Woo, Clint Eastwood, and much more.

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The Mystiques – “Put Out the Fire”

 

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Some people take my heart, others take my shoes, and some take me home. I write, I blog, I podcast, I edit, and I design websites. Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Goomba Stomp and the NXpress Nintendo Podcast. Former Editor-In-Chief of Sound On Sight, and host of several podcasts including the Game of Thrones and Walking Dead podcasts, as well as the Sound On Sight and Sordid Cinema shows. There is nothing I like more than basketball, travelling, and animals. You can find me online writing about anime, TV, movies, games and so much more.

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Before the Internet

Watchmen Podcast: Breaking Down “If You Don’t Like My Story, Write Your Own”

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Watchmen Podcast If You Don’t Like My Story, Write Your Own

With its fourth episode, titled “If You Don’t Like My Story, Write Your Own,” HBO’s Watchmen examines questions of legacy and inheritance but also leaves the viewers scratching their heads trying to figure out what the series is all about. There are countless jaw-dropping scenes in the fourth episode, but there are also scenes that have didn’t quite work for us. Needless to say, the episode left us somewhat disappointed this week. Tune in and find out why.

Our Watchmen podcast will see Simon Howell and an assortment of guests tackle the entire series (or at least the first season). In this fourth episode, Simon Howell, Kate Rennebohm and Randy Dankievitch, take a deep dive into “If You Don’t Like My Story, Write Your Own” and note some of the more astonishing facts of the episode you might have missed.

And for those of you wondering, in order to keep things simple, we’ve decided to upload each episode to the same feed as our other podcast, Before the Internet.

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You can also catch our show on Pocketcast and on Spotify, or simply listen via the player embedded below.

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Stadia Wave

Stadia Wave Podcast #5- Fitbit Fitness on Stadia?

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Google Stadia Podcast

One week from launch, the Stadia Wave Podcast guys are hitting the mics to talk about the only real relevant news that Stadia fans have to look forward to. With the Fitbit buyout by Google, Stadia could see fitness and motion tracking support for a variety of games and applications. OSwear has lots of potential for Google, but Fitbit ups the ante. Ty offers his hot Stadia podcast take on a possible game that could revolutionize the fitness experience on the system. Could it work? Does anyone know a developer? How would it translate to a Stadia experience?

With high hopes in mind, the guys also discuss how Stadia will work out of the box on launch date. Download times and hardware issues are supposedly a thing of the past with Google Stadia, so the real worry is stress on the servers. With so much at stake, could Stadia set the scene for the future of cloud gaming?

The guys also bring up some recent Blizzcon announcements, all while trying not to get banned in China. Will there ever be a WOW on Google Stadia? Will loot boxes still be a massive source of revenue, even with cloud gaming?

Tune in to the Stadia Wave podcast on the second and last week of every month to find the gang offering their hot takes and opinions on the upcoming Google Stadia platform. As always, you can find the Stadia Wave Podcast on Podbean, iTunes, and Spotify.

Hosts: Ty Davidson, Raheel Israr, Tony Ornelas, and Sean Giovacchini

Edited by Ty Davidson

 

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Nintendo Podcast

NXpress Nintendo Podcast #184: ‘Luigi’s Mansion 3’ and ‘Afterparty’

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Nintendo Switch Podcast

The NXpress Nintendo Podcast will be losing one of its hosts for the next month or so, but before Rick uses his vacation time from the show, he gives a full rundown Oxenfree developer Night School Studios’ latest title, Afterparty. Apparently, anyone not scared of a little hellish drinking should have a blast trying to booze their way out of the afterlife by beating demons at beer pong. While it hasn’t released quite yet for the Switch, hopefully, more information will be revealed soon.

In the main segment, Tim and Patrick are left all by themselves to deliver a full review of Luigi’s latest spookfest, Luigi’s Mansion 3. Did Patrick’s first impressions hold up? Absolutely. Without spoiling anything, the guys go over the many reasons they believe that this is the richest, most detailed, most puzzle-packed entry in the ghost-busting franchise. While there are those who may miss the haunted mansion, we’re up for an extended stay at this creepy hotel. Nintendo is entering the stretch run for their 2019 releases, but so far it definitely seems like they’ve saved one of the best for (almost) last.

Finally, the last segment finds Tim and Patrick musing on some of their favorite co-op puzzle games of recent years. It’s not a genre with an overwhelming amount of entries, but there are still some real gems that may have been overlooked. For all this and more, have a listen!

 

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LFXIV – NXpress Intro
Nintendosage: Afterparty Review
Afterparty Trailer
Main Event: Luigi’s Mansion 3 Review
Luigi’s Mansion 3 soundtrack
Bonus Content: Discussing puzzle games on the Switch
Luigi’s Mansion 3 soundtrack

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