Useless Drivel – Diablo 3 Couch Co-Op

Diablo_III_Couch_Co-OpApparently, putting together a half-way coherent podcast every week isn’t enough of a challenge for Robert and Matt.  Now, they’ve gone and added a whole new level of complication and confusion to their production process by actually podcasting WHILE GAMING!  We’re not talking pen-and-paper RPGs here either, people.  We’re talking about video game controllers in hand with a mic in the face in an attempt to multitask in ways they probably shouldn’t!  Join your hosts this week as they venture into the strange new territory of Couch Co-Op Podcasting with the help of Blizzard’s Diablo 3, complete with video after the jump. Enjoy the show!

Continue reading

Share

Useless Drivel – For Nature!

Arbor Day PornWatch out, internet, the boys are back in town!  It’s a new month, so that means new podcasts for all of our glory and all of your misery.  They’ve stuck it to “The Man” and found some time to talk meaningless nonsense into the mics for to provide you a questionable choice for weekly entertainment.  You asked for it, so you’re going to get it!  From charitable porn and undead appendages to comic books and comic movies, tune in and zone out as you suffer through a brand new episode of Useless Drivel – A Podcast Without a Point.

Continue reading

Share

Useless Drivel – WARNING: Gamers Rambling

Billy Mays Useless Drivel

What is this?  A podcast on Thursday??  That’s right, loyal listeners (you three know who you are), your Thursday’s are belong to us!!  Robert and Matt have moved to a new day on the MITC feed so that they can keep the podcast goodness flowing.  Join them this week as their conversation shadowruns through the realms of gaming and movies, with predictable results.  It may not be good, it might not make sense, and it sure doesn’t have a point, but it’s still cheaper than anything Billy Mays (may he rest in peace) ever sold – it’s time for some Useless Drivel!

Continue reading

Share

Episode 84 – Bringing a Game to Life

props

Gamers want to feel immersed and invested in the games they play and run.  Now, while this responsibility can be shared by Players and GMs alike, it will almost certainly falls on the shoulders of the overburdened GM.  Bringing something unique and memorable to the gaming table – be it a prop, ambiance, or even food – will definitely stay in the forefront of the Players minds, unlike useless details such as “Where are we?” or “What are we supposed to be doing?” or “What was the name of the guy that hired us?”  Join us this week as we welcome our special guest, MITC listener and fellow podcaster JiB of the Happy Jacks RPG community to talk about techniques to help bring a game to life.  Strap on a HazMat suit, clean out your test tubes, and be sure to have a plan as you get ready for an all new episode of Monkey in the Cage!

Continue reading

Share

Episode 66 – Bad Geek Addictions

066 Bad Addictions

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!

Continue reading

Share

Episode 48 – How Entertainment Influences Itself

Do you ever find yourself watching a movie, reading a book, or playing a game and thinking to yourself, “This has happened before”?  Of course, we all have?  But, this form of entertainment deja vu isn’t because you’ve decided to re-watch, re-read, or re-play.  Join us this week as we discuss the phenomenon of entertainment influencing itself, for better or for worse.  From classic literature to classless television, it seems there are no bounds.  Dust off that tome of Shakespeare, spike up that blow-out, and whatever you, don’t feed the Honey Boo Boo as you settle in for a certified original episode of Monkey in the Cage!

Continue reading

Share