Fri, 1 May 2015
Week in Geek: Andrew sets up a new 13th Age campaign and watches the hell out of some Iron Chef: America while Dan preps to be an exhibitor at his local comic shop's Free Comic Book Day Mini-Con (May 2nd at 9am, Empire's Comics Vault - 1120 Fulton Ave, Sacramento, CA) and started playing Bioshock: Infinite because he got it for free from Microsoft.
Hold Power Button to Save: Dan and Andrew take some time to discuss the floundering genre that is the Video Game Movie––why does it never work? Can it ever work?
Konami: The Final Domino: With the announcement that the Hideo Kojima & Guillermo Del Toro-helmed Silent Hill reboot, Silent Hills, announced as being cancelled by Konami due, likely, to the departure of Kojima from the company, Andrew and Dan examine what, in hindsight, seems to be the steady decline of the Japanese console video game industry since its height in the '80s through the '90s.
Silent Hill: Since it was brought up in the previous two segments, Dan and Andrew look back at the series and reflect on what really separated it from the otherwise oversaturated survival-horror pack.
Question of the Geek:
Is there a video game which you think a movie adaptation should (or could) be attempted? What is it and why?
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For all intents and purposes, that was an episode recap.
-"Stayin' in Black" by Wax Audio
-"Don't Stop Me Now" by Queen
-"Jumpin' Johnny" by Chunk Raspberry (from Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater)
-"Silent Hill Theme" by Akira Yamaoka (from Silent Hill)
-"Hi-Tone Fandango" by Peter McConnell (from Grim Fandango)