Episode 103 – Gaming Gamers of Gamery

February 25, 2011

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We don’t know much about the hardcore online gaming world so we invited Nathan into Hurdle Hut to school us on the phenomenon. He’s a Starcraft nerd and, according to him, it’s not just a bunch of coloured blobs running into each other (as seen above). I’m not completely convinced.

But he did point us towards Day 9 Daily and the world of videogame competition commentators. Once my mind reassembled itself from BEING BLOWN by the idea this exists, I tried to understand what’s going on in that game. Still, all I get out of it is coloured blobs bashing into each other.


Episode 98 – Unhurdled

January 21, 2011

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Regular listeners (such as @Not_Scott who suggested this topic) have probably noticed there are plenty of classic fandoms and nerdy pursuits we’ve never attempted to hurdle.

Probably our most requested topic is Dr. Who / Torchwood and we’ve never seen any of it. Not entirely true, as kids we’d both seen some of the ubiquitous Tom Baker series and Jakob watched the first two episodes of the Christopher Eccleston series. It’s something we’re going to hurdle. Just not right away.

But something we have hurdled is Sims 3. Even if we do just make it mirror our real life. The weird thing is our real life has begun to mirror our Sims’ life.  It’s approaching some kind of meta singularity.


Sim-Jakob and real Jakob make pancakes in red pants.

 The book series Mandi references with the girl who is flat chested and has a “strong nose” is Sweep.

Apollo Ghosts video featuring wrestler The Divine Prophet, lead singer of The Madonna Bangers.


Episode 029: Video Games (Special Edition)

August 21, 2009

WoW! People get really obsessed with video games. Sometimes they even die for their obsession. Some people rock out with toy guitars, some people make coloured blocks fit together, and some make racial stereotypes hop over turtles. The thing all these people have in common is they’re NERDS. Jakob and Mandi play with the topic of video games and mow the grass of a little drugs podcast called Hooked.

Jakob once made a video game called Hoody Fighter when he was mad at his prof . You can experience it in all its splendor HERE.


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