A while back, when we recorded Episode 44, we discussed the things we were addicted too at the time, and they were all totally awesome. However, it got us thinking about some of the not-so-great geek addictions of days gone by, and we realized that we better get these skeletons out of the closet… you know, before they reanimate and attempt to kill us. Join us this week as we discuss some of our past obsessions that have either blown out bank accounts, crushed our social lives, or just flat out sucked. So lock up your bank accounts, put away the credit cards, and for the love of the gods, be with the friends you’re with, as you listen to a brand new episode of Monkey in the Cage!
(01:48) – Matt had jammed packed weekend, full of Disney relics, Death Star news, nut-shotting Der Führer, and becoming a trend-setter. – D23 Presents, The Death Star Petition, and Sniper Elite: V2 DLC
(11:06) – Ramses has his news derailed, brings us more evolutionary facts, shows us why India is in poverty, and feeds his podcast addiction. – Tommy “The Green Ranger,” Pruney Fingers, The Gold Shirt, and Nerd Poker
(15:51) – Karen talks about Amazon’s CD Deal while Wal-Mart and Target try to compete with the “showroom phenomenon.” Plus, Matt loves Thomas Guides.
(25:20) – Robert gets meta with the 3D Printing, is underwhelmed for $5, and finally gets around to breaking his Kickstarter game. – Bukobot, Two Worlds II, and Zombicide. Also, Robert gives a shout out to our contributors and their articles, so go read them! (P.S. – Matt lied about linking the articles, so do what Karen said and click here!)
(40:15) – Robert proves to be the King of Addictions, courtesy of EverQuest, World of Warcraft, and the reality of high investment/low reward. Meanwhile Karen and Ramses were both hooked on Final Fantasy Tactics, and Matt needs professional help thanks to the Call of Duty franchise. Plus, Chinese Counter Strike?
(46:22) – We discuss how easy it is to get addicted, sacrificing eating for gaming supplements, and we (collectively) are our own worst “frenemies.”
(48:44) – Robert “Platinum Bitches” Skaggs vs. Matt “I’m not a Finisher” Fuller. Who has more fun? Find out! – Red Dead Redemption, Skyrim, and The Incredible Hulk. Plus, Karen has an epiphany about getting old(er) and Way of the Samurai.
(52:52) – Matt reveals his most random, useless, and pointless potential addiction. – Awesome Kitchen Gadgets