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Useless Drivel Hepatitis Podcast

Hey boys and girls! Start your holiday weekend off right with the most questionable podcast in your feed! Join your hosts Robert, Matt, and The David as they discuss the nonsense and shenanigans that make up their oddly strange and boring lives! From weird betting practices to even weirder parking lot conversations, this episode has a little bit of everything that you probably don’t want to know about. Plug in, listen up, and prepare to need a good washing afterwards because it’s a brand new episode of Useless Drivel – A Podcast Without a Point.

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Useless Drivel – Inferno De Agua

Rainy DisneyDenizens of the internetz!  It is us, your masters and overlords, here to miseducate and misinform the seething masses of maybe dozens of listeners with our tomfoolery and ineptitude.  Bow down before our inadequacies and pay heed to the drivel that your hosts Robert and Matt are about to spout!  The uselessness of of conversation will enthrall you and leave you wanting so, so much more.  Dedicate your ears and empty your minds, because we’re about to fill them with all sorts of… stuff…

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Episode 38 – Metagaming: Player vs. Character Knowledge

Tabletop roleplaying games are all about stepping outside of yourself and wreaking havoc…er… having fun with your friends in fantastic and action packed ways.  But what happens when the geek by day / PC by night saddles up to the gaming table brimming with real-world knowledge and challenges the game, or worse, the other players?  Join us this week as we discuss the oft controversial and absolutely annoying facet of metagaming know as player vs. character knowledge. Butch up those acting skills,  leave the day job in the car, and just live in the (Player Character) moment as you enjoy a brand new* episode of Monkey in the Cage!

*Now with super-awesome better sound quality!  Yay for figuring out technology!

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Who watches the Batman?

So Batman: Arkham City is pretty much awesome. I’ve been playing it for nearly a week straight now and I am maybe halfway done. Initially I was a bit concerned with the thought of an open world Batman game and the fact that they were adding so many villains in a single game, but Rocksteady blew it out of the water. The game is written in such a way where you aren’t just going from fighting from one villain to the next, you get to interact and work with them to accomplish the next goal in the story. There are also a number of characters that are only part of side quests that you could completely skip if you wanted to.

The gameplay is basically the same timing based button hits as Arkham Asylum with more gadgets, but that is in no way a bad thing. It is still really fun and you feel a sense of accomplishment as you perfect the timing and start to get the huge combo numbers. Rocksteady has really polished the animations for the combat, there is something satisfying about throwing a batarang at one guy, turn around and break another guys leg, then throw a freeze mine at another guy, and finish off by smashing some dudes head in the concrete.

Arkham City is one of those few games I think every gamer should try. Even if you don’t care for Batman, it is such a good game that anyone can enjoy it. If you are one of those people who hasn’t picked it up yet, or know someone into games that doesn’t own it. Be sure to pick it up, you will not be disappointed.

Batman: Arkham City on Amazon.

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