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November, 2009

  1. BDPE Episode 58

    November 30, 2009 by BLAKEBUCK

    Editor’s Note: We never actually had shownotes for this show.  And I’m typing this up in April 2011, a year and a half after we recorded and posted it.  So I have no idea what we talked about on this show.  If anybody gives it a listen, send us an email at feedback at bestdamnpodcastever dot com, let us know what we talked about and I’ll update the shownotes.

    LINK: BDPE-Episode58.mp3


  2. BDPE Episode 57

    November 20, 2009 by BLAKEBUCK

    So happy...Video games sure are a lot of fun. Shootin’ guns, drivin’ trucks, realtimin’ strategies – there are so many ways to be entertained. But it’s easy to forget the video games industry is a business. And not just a business – a multi-billion dollar, light my cuban cigar with a burning hundred dollar bill, global juggernaut of entertainment, business.

    Bobby Kotick, current CEO of Activision, is one of those cigar-smoking, scotch-swilling barons that is stifling the creativity of the industry. Not only that, he’s making an ASSLOAD of that paper along the way. So this week we discuss the role of business vs. creativity in the gaming industry.

    Also on this week’s show Miller EA tells Pandemic “It’s not you, it’s me“, Modern Warfare 2 censored in Russia – Zangief upset, and triple A sequels sell like gangbusters while original IP’s flounder (sorry Tim Schafer). We also review the new Xbox Live update with Facebook and Twitter, giving us something to do on Xbox Live besides waste money on avatars when we’re drunk.

    “Every person in Russia is Zangief”

    LINK: BDPE-Episode57.mp3


  3. BDPE Episode 56

    November 15, 2009 by BLAKEBUCK

    So may kodez...I done told you, can’t run from this pimpin’ baby! Alright, so maybe we’ve gone a week without content, but we’ve got a brand new BDPE ready! Don’t worry, I’ve been cookin’ up some heat for you guys…

    So apparently, a little game called Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 came out this week. But you probably already knew that since the entire gaming industry is jerking off to it right now. Though this show was recorded a few days prior, we discuss some of the legacy and controversy surrounding it’s launch.

    Also on this week’s show Miller babbles about independent software development, we can finally stream tentacle rape on PS3, and Nine Inch Nails janks Halo: Reach. We also review DJ Hero, where you too can chop pops, and Borderlands, Diablo 2 + GUNZ = Perfect.

    “The plastic peripheral is just a dick that you suck”

    LINK: BDPE-Episode56.mp3


  4. BDPE Episode 55

    November 8, 2009 by BLAKEBUCK

    Terrifying. On many levels.Blam, son. We know it’s a little late, but here’s the latest episode of BDPE. No Fic this week, he’s out battlin’ sweaty nerds at a gaming convention.

    So many good games are out at the moment! Even William Miller is playing games, so you know something must be up…

    On this week’s show we catch up on all the latest news and pass judgement on Prince of Persia, Brutal Legend, and Batman: Arkham Asylum. We also wade through a few week’s of emails and give you our favorite Halloween games.

    “All of you unsubscribe, you fucking assholes”

    LINK: BDPE-Episode55.mp3


  5. All the Ugly People, Where Do They All Come From?

    November 3, 2009 by BLAKEBUCK

    I love higher education.Over one’s time spent in college, help particularly here at Ole Miss, generic one grows accustomed to seeing college students. Particularly, cheap young and attractive college students. Several times during my tenure here, friends from other colleges or parts of the south will visit and ask me, “Good lord, how are there so many hot girls at this school?”

    When surrounded by such an environment, it can be easy to overlook the great excess in which we live. And while I could wax poetic for 700 more words on how privileged I am to live in a town filled hot young sorority sisters with alcohol addictions, I’d actually like to comment on the other side of the coin.

    Ewe.The Mid-South Fair in Southhaven, Mississippi. Never will you find a more wretched hive of loathsome and horribly unattractive people. While local writer Neil White may have written in his new book of his time at a Louisiana lepper colony, who knew the parking lot of the DeSoto Civic center could give it a run for it’s money?

    Upon entering the gates I’m greeted by a sea of universally sad and defeated faces. While I don’t consider myself anywhere close to the slender and suspiciously homoerotic models of Abercrombie and Fitch, here in DeSoto I’m at least an A-. Particularly considering my teeth are correctly aligned, I can breath through my nose, and I’m not wearing a shirt depict a wolf howling at the moon I got from the Chevron.

    In a way it’s even a sort of ego boost.

    I want to eat all of this.Now in defense of the Mid-South Fair, to most people it would seem like a fairly average place. But I am from Oxford, and thus fall victim to a condition known as EHIS, or Excessive Hotness Isolation Syndrome. Ask any student who’s taken a trip back to their hometown or anywhere near Starkville and you’ll hear the exact same thing.

    So I salute you, girl running down Jackson avenue at 6:30 in the morning as I drive to work eating a McGriddle, for keeping this town beautiful.