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Steven D Podcast Episode 17: Struck em Down to the Ground


Ep 17

They came at me – and one by one, with one hit, I punched ’em to the ground!

They flew all around me with their shining, false glory. They shot at me, did their best to take me down… but nah. I shot ’em to the ground.

In this episode, I played two more Japanese audio games, both of which with titles ending in “Strike”, and each boasting pissed-off protagonists tasked with the satisfying job of destroying things.

The first game, quick and competition driven, was called Screaming Strike, and I had to punch things to the ground before they came up and punched me and took away a life. The second game, entitled Audio Strike, was a space invasion game similar to Villains from Beyond (episode 7), but quite different given its increasingly complex leveling system, noteworthy set of unlockables, and story line (though as of now… with an English translation that’s more mangled than the ships I shot down). Each one features unique, addicting, and immersive game play!

That was a great podcast, and I can’t wait for the next one! If you haven’t already, please follow StevenDPodcast on Twitter for updates. It’s brand new, so thought I’d put it here.

A highlights section is also coming very soon. If you have suggestions for funny moments from any episode that should go in there, Don’t hesitate to fill out the form

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Steven D Podcast Episode 16: Bitter Irony and Evil Things (BK3, Part 4)


This part of our epic adventure is full of emotional roller coasters for everyone’s favorite King Godlord. Join me as the fight against this misterious organization, who plans to take our city and make it their own, transitions from somewhat serious to a fight of desperation and personal vengence! Perhaps today is the day that King Godlord learns that – not every problem can be solved with intimidation and loud claps of thunder. And sometimes, even the victories that seem tremendous to us all simply aren’t enough.

Don’t worry. That may have sounded sad, but this episode definitely is not. Even in trying times, our resilient character can find the humor in everything – and this is no exception!

Highlight!

Well, I thought I’d try something a bit new and interesting. I have picked a section of the episode which I found the most hilarious, and well… isolated it!

Need to catch up?

Well, here are the other parts of the let’s play, so far!

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Steven D Podcast Episode 15: Bob the Blind Man Gets a Taste of the Real World


Meet Blind Bob. Well, he prefers Bob, but we just won’t tell him that I called him that. 😀

In today’s episode, I play two games wherein our little friend Bob tries some rather interesting ways of getting around. First he takes a nice, not so peaceful little stroll through the world of Blinded Guide, a funny little game made by L-Works. Without so much as a cane or a guide dog, Blind Bob decides to first walk, then gradually speed up to a full on run, through a sidewalk littered with lethal obstacles. And I, equally blind, get the pleasure of guiding our adventurous little friend!

And then as if that wasn’t enough, Bobby decided to go and drive a car for whatever reason, and use it to plow down some cones. I’m sure you can guess that this is not the careless joyride he was looking for, but I doubt you can guess why. Let’s just say that the people in Oriol Gomez’s Danger on the wheel, really value their traffic cones – and knocking them down can and will have dire consequences.

Yeah. I bet you can already see what’s coming before even checking this episode out. Too bad Bob didn’t.

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Steven D Podcast Episode 14: When it All Falls Down (bk3, part 3)


Ep 14

Let me tell you a story: there was once a mayor of a tiny little town under attack who said, “Find a safe place if you don’t want to die.”

And then, he died.

Listen to this rather amusing part 3 of my BK3 playthrough, as I complete the rest of stage 2 and most of stage 3.

Flying lamps? Oh yeah, plenty of those here.

What about bouncing desks that do damage by jumping up and landing on your head? Uh… yeah… those are here too for some reason.

Also, how can a swarm of bees drop glass light bulbs on to peoples’ heads? I guess that also begs the question, how many bees does it take to unscrew a light bulb?

Perhaps most amusing though are the security carts whose idea of stealth is to cut their engines so you can’t hear them — while you’re already attacking them. Apparently they didn’t get the memo that playing possum spares nobody from the tantrum throwing, lightening conjuring, shotgun blasting, evil psychotic maniac mayor aptly named King Godlord.

All of these can be found, and more, in this epic part of our adventure! As a bonus, something extremely amusing occurs that puts our “good hero” in his place. I just won’t say what it is or when it happens — you’ll have to listen to find out!

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Steven D Podcast Episode 13: The Most Efficient Way to Settle an Argument


What happens when a bunch of pretty inexperienced players decide to jump on a death match style pvp fps and are handed a tona guns? Listen and find out! Oh and when you’re done, be sure to remind Lukenator that he is most definitely *not* the best player. He got owned. Seriously!

I think today’s takeaway is as follows: when it comes to causing the most destruction on the merciless march down the Road to Rage, I win the award. Or perhaps Alec. Too bad nobody will be around to award us. 😀

Try Road to Rage Yourself:

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Steven D Podcast Episode 12: the Real Problem in Today’s Schools (BK3, part 2)


Ep 12

Today, I continue my lets play of BK3, started in episode 8 of the podcast. I complete stage 1 and move on to stage 2.

During this interesting part of my quest, I learn a few things: firstly, the abysmal conditions children face in schools. Seriously, I only graduated last year, but apparently we’ve devolved to… well not so friendly mascots and quite rude hall monitors. Second though is… the fact that indeed, nothing in this world is free, even that which is given to you.

As it turns out, both of these lessons were very painful to learn, but at least I survived. I can’t wait to continue this in part 3!

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Steven D Podcast Episode 11: Watch Where You’re Going!


What happens when a blind guy hops on a motorcycle? No, I don’t mean to go for a quick little drive in a parking lot… I mean, gets tired of walking and the bus system and decides to drive to work.

The answer to that question is in this episode – this episode, where we learn not only why blind people are not permitted to drive, but also the consequences of getting knocked off a motorcycle going at really high speeds. I seriously did not know a human body could bounce so many times, or fly so far.

On the bright side, I got lots of money for doing that. It pays to waste your life doing stupid things. Also, if it’s any consolation… the last time I crashed, my body landed next to an ambulance or something… though I don’t know how much they truly could’ve done. I hope you enjoy this one as much as I did!

Wanna try the game yourself?

That particular interface has been somewhat buggy in my experience, but that experience is also very little. Even still,