Sunday, September 17, 2017

Boss Syndrome Podcast #66 - "The Hard R"


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This Week - We indulge in our urges to create the greatest shitposting episode ever. We talk about Dragon Ball Super's Hiatus,Sonic the Hedgehog and Knuckles the "Enchinda", Mario's Nipples, Congressmen Furries, and Finally cover the newest non-troversy of Pewdiepie saying the "N word". A move that offended white people who decided to be offended for the sake of black people. At least it started a conversation, eh?

-Boss Syndrome Podcast Begins!

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Boss Syndrome Podcast #65 - Cuphead, Journalists, & a Culture of Elites


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This week - We are joined by a special guest, The Andredal , as we talk about Randy Pitchford's recent commentary about Borderlands' art style holding back the game's popularity, Hyper Universe toning down the both the character sexy designs in addition to the game's breast physics, as well as why people still think censorship is great in current year, And finally we cover the antics of one Venture Beat journalist - Dean Takahashi and his failure to get through one of the easiest parts of a tutorial in Cuphead. Is shaming him for failing to do one simple thing generating a culture of elites?

- Boss Syndrome Podcast Begins!

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Saturday Bosscade: TEAM STREAM!! - The Little Mermaid (NES)


My wife and I decided to team up to play The Little Mermaid for the NES. Funny story about this one; I had originally had to rent this game for my little sister back in 1990, and I wound up beating it on the first playthrough. Something about the game just seemed really fun, so I stuck with it until the very end. No shame about it, either. It's a pretty fun playthrough.

Flash forward to today, it was actually pretty fun playing with her. I kind of needed the break from fighting games and she had been wanting to do this stream for a while, now. It just kind of worked out.

- I'll see you next Bossfight!

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Boss Syndrome Podcast #64 - I just wanted to play video games


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This Week - Join us as we talk about A Professor who's PHD was revoked for falsified studies about gamers, and we cover the 3rd year anniversary of #GamerGate , and read the infamous "Gamers are dead" article that kicked off the consumer revolt. Not only was this an important time for both gamers and consumers, it was a story of people standing up for what you believe in, which  is even more important, today, than ever!

- Boss Syndrome Podcast Starts Now!

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Boss Syndrome Podcast #63 - Don't you want to rev up your Harley?


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This Week - We're coming to you from Discord as we talk about We Happy Few's  acquisition by Randy Pitchford and Gearbox, and the new change in direction which includes Season Passes and DLC a plenty, Marvelous and how it's handling it's localization of Senran Kagura Peach Beach Splash. Finally, We cover the newest outrage from Io9, A complete whine fest about Batman and Harley Quinn, complete with rants on how the creators of Harley Quinn don't know how to to handle her character. It's freaking Harley Quinn, people. she's always been risqué!

- I'll see you next Bossfight!

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Blazing Chrome makes me pine for games of simpler days...


You're probably looking at this post and thinking; "Spiracy, you're late to the party on this one... ", and you would be absolutely right in your thinking, but I just want to take a second out and talk about how cool this game looks!

For those of you who are close enough to know a bit about yours truly, I have to admit one of my biggest joys during the 16 bit era was constantly renting Contra Hard Corps from the local video store, and spending my weekends trying to get further in the massive mess of explosions, metal and mayhem that game provided.  Now, Truth be told, I've never really beaten Contra Hard Corps, but I still, every once in a while, fire up the emulation unit and try to give the game another go, naturally to diminishing returns ( I'm wondering if it's more the fact that the Genesis controller is best compared to trying to reconfigure a Playstation controller to work for the game, but I digress)


So flash forward to this morning, where I find myself doing my civic duty of shitposting on twitter, and I come across a #ScreenshotSaturday post of this game. Needless to say my hype levels are off the charts for this game. It's got the style and look of Contra Hard Corps, but it also has it's own flavor. This is exactly the thing that I've been harping on about for years!!  If Konami, Capcom and the like are going to stop putting out the games we enjoy, it's time for us gamers to pick up the slack and start making our own versions of those games.  Take that nostalgia and those programming and design skills and start creating the classics of tomorrow!!

The game is being developed by JOYMASHER, and I can't wait to play this!!!

- I'll see you Next Bossfight!

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Boss Syndrome Podcast #62 - Do Game Journalists Even Retro?


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Back to Basics this week! Let's talk Video Games; from the good news of Nier Automata and Yoko Taro saving Platinum games from their financial woes, to not understanding how alternate re-tellings of history work in Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, To Polygon and Arthur Gies failing at understanding how old school video games like Sonic work when they're revived in Sonic Mania, to Destructoid's writers whining about why Battletoads kicked his ass for decades.

Oh, come on. the game is difficult, but isn't that bad. We even included a playthrough of Battletoads in this episode to prove it!

- See you Next Bossfight!