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    Episode 144: Mary Franx

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    This week the ladies talk about Halloween, Dragon Quest Builders, the Nintendo Switch, the Pokemon Go Halloween event, The Walking Dead, The Vampire Diaries and so much more.

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    Fall TV Is Returning Soon

    It can’t start soon enough
    Supernatural

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    Misha Collins, Jensen Ackles, Mark Sheppard and Jared Padalecki photographed on the Supernatural set in Vancouver, Canada on August 23, 2016
    Photograph by Matthias Clamer
    Hair: Jennifer Manton; Makeup: Trisha Porter; Wardrobe: Kerry Weinrauch; Props: Karolina Grant; Production: Susan Milne

    The new Fall TV seasons are about to start, and I can’t wait. I think one of the most miserable times of year is the time in between television seasons. Shows always leave on the most excruciating cliffhangers, and then you have to wait months to see what happens next. For those of you who haven’t gotten caught up on everything yet, I will leave spoilers out. I’m going to give a list of shows with very vague descriptions of the closure I need from them.

    Supernatural – I mean… who was that chick? And what are they going to do now that [Redacted] is back? Where did [Redacted] and [Redacted] really go? Will we find out? And of course, the biggie… is [Redacted] ok??? It’s got me all emotional.

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    The Vampire Diaries – It’s the last season, so how are they going to wrap things up? Is [Redacted] going to return to finish up her story line? And what the heck was in the basement? What is going on with [Redacted] and [Redacted]?? I’m so worried about these things, guys, you don’t even know.

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    The Originals – Last season ended with everything in turmoil. I’ve already seen a little bit of the next season, and I know they are doing a time jump of several years. It makes sense, seeing as how The Vampire Diaries also recently jumped in time a bit. I’m guessing they are going to continue to try to keep the stories running parallel to each other. But how are they going to resolve what happened? Is [Redacted] going to come to his senses and stop being such an insufferable jerk?

    Klaus

    Sleepy Hollow – I almost gave up on this show. The death of [Redacted] still doesn’t sit well with me. However, I still am intensely curious as to where they take the show from there. Who were the people who picked Ichabod up at the end? Where is [Redacted]’s soul? Does this leave room for the character to return? They really better wow me with whatever they do, though, because I’m still pretty mad.

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    The Walking Dead – Honestly, I’m only half excited for this season. I know, I know, I know… I just… I’m a little bitter that people keep giving Jeffrey Dean Morgan stuff to do. He’s said repeatedly he would return to Supernatural if he ever has the time. People keep casting him in stuff, though! I should be happy for an actor finding work… and I am… I just wish it was different work. Other than that I am interested to know who Negan’s victim was. I have an idea, because I’ve read the comics, but they’ve strayed so far off that path there’s really no telling. It just better not have been Daryl. I -WILL- riot. Seriously, though.. the boys need their father.

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    Hell’s Kitchen – There’s no cliffhanger here, but my love for all shows Gordon Ramsay runs deep. This is one I can’t wait to start up again. I’ve been watching old seasons in preparation.

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    iZombie – The season finale changed everything. Where are they going to go from there? Who are these new players and what is their agenda? What will the group dynamic be like now that [Redacted] knows all about zombies? Will [Redacted] forgive [Redacted] for seemingly ruining her career? Will she be told about everything now that there is such a massive threat on the loose? I am so excited to find out!

    Excited Ravi

    Sherlock – AAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!! That’s really all I can say about that. I’m not even going to elaborate at all, because the whole thing is all just too emotional. If you want to share in my feelings, and haven’t seen the Series 4 promo yet, you can check it out below.

    That’s my list. I would have put Game of Thrones on here as well, but that season doesn’t start until next year. These are the shows that are coming out within the next few months that I am the most excited about. Did I miss any you would have added? Do you feel my pain in waiting for any of these to return? Let me know in the comments below!

     

     

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    Late to the Game – Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead

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    Last month, I had the transcendent experience of playing Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead, Season 1. As a busy single mom, it’s really difficult to find time to play games. I generally tend to not get my hands on even the best games until at least a year or two after they’ve released. Fortunately, my incredibly busy schedule also tends to minimize my time reading about games, and thus I  miss most spoilers. And, though I usually end up kicking myself for not having played the good ones sooner, it’s a fun experience when my friends get excited about my play-throughs like they’re vicariously experiencing their “first time” all over again. That, and I have a propensity for geeking out about things.

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    I’ve been waiting for a game like this to come along since I started gaming. I became intoxicated by the power of choice in games like Mass Effect and Dragon Age: Origins, but typically my complaints would be “Man, I wish there was more talking/relationship building and less fighting”. I even brought this game up in my philosophy class today (yes, I interrupted the professor to talk about games, someone high-fived me) when we were talking about ethical thought experiments; because this game is essentially a series of said experiments which all tie-in to one another, and where not only is there no clear “good” answer, but you’re essentially punished for every decision you make.

    I know that might make it sound like a very unfulfilling gaming experience, but I assure you it is quite the opposite. The emotional ride that this game will take you on is absolutely unlike any other I’ve experienced. There’s a reason why people everywhere fell in love with this game, even with it’s lack of the action/battle-fueled pwnfest archetype.

    If you’re looking for a game that’s going to make you feel something, this is at the top of my list of recommendations.  With a gold star next to it.  And a button that releases confetti and plays “Celebration” by Kool & The Gang.

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    I don’t intend to turn this into an official “review”, because by this point there are a million and a half of those plastered all over the internet written by people much more knowledgeable and articulate than me. But I will say this: when it comes to story and character development, the power of player choice and emotional experience, this game has no rival — nothing even comes close. It’s a living, breathing comic book, just waiting for you to read it and write it for yourself.

    Play it. It will change you.

    (And then talk to me about it so I can geek out about it all over again.)

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    Episode 55: Veev A Little

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    This week Marcia is MIA! :gasp: Desirai is joined by her husband John and Elaine! Together they drink and chat about Xbox One, Forza 5, Killer Instinct, Super Mario 3D World, The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, Microsoft’s new bra, and The Walking Dead (SPOILERS!) They may entertain you, they may just have you begging Marcia to come back. Listen to find out.

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    Episode 54: Makin’ Bacon

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    This week Marcia and Desirai are joined by Gamertag Radio host Parris Lilly. They chat about World of Keflings, Batman Arkham Origins, The Walking Dead, Panono, Lie Detecting tattoos, and a Rabbi who bought a desk on craigslist, and their new fitness endeavor. Be sure to tune in!

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    Telltale Opens the Book on The Wolf Among Us

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    Hot on the heels of other licensed games like Back to the Future and the award-winning The Walking Dead, Telltale Games is diving into the storybook world of DC Entertainment’s popular Vertigo comic series, Fables, with the upcoming release of The Wolf Among Us.

     

    A consistent New York Times bestseller, Bill Willingham’s modern take on the storybook characters we all grew up on has been one of DC’s longest-running Vertigo series since its debut in 2002.  With over a dozen Eisner Awards, including Best Writer, Best New Series, and numerous wins for Best Serialized Story, Fables has become one of the richest mythologies in the world of comics, imagining that characters like Snow White, The Big Bad Wolf and Pinocchio from the world’s most beloved storybooks are real and living among us, with all of their powers intact.

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    A prequel set before the first issue of the Fables comic book series, The Wolf Among Us puts players in the role of Bigby Wolf, a man once more infamously known as The Big Bad Wolf.  Now the sheriff of a hidden community in New York City, home of those exiled from the land of fairy tales, Bigby is tasked by the bureaucrat Snow White to keep order within a society of mythical creatures and characters trying to remain undetected in the world of the mundane.  From a chain-smoking member of ‘The Three Little Pigs,’ to a car-stealing Mr. Toad itching for his next wild ride, The Wolf Among Us examines the lives of beings straight from the pages of myth and lore, now trying to survive on the meanest and most run-down streets of New York City.

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    Currently, The Wolf Among Us is set to premiere later this summer on Xbox LIVE, PlayStation Network, and on PC and Mac from the Telltale Online Store, Steam, and other digital distribution outlets. For more information, visit the official website.

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