Fanbyte writer and podcaster merritt k sits with the panel to cover the darkness within Viva Pinata, Bad Boy Reggie Fils Aime, and an explanation of what Touhou actually is. Original music by Kurt Feldman. (Content warning: This episode contains strong language.)Questions this week:From Ash Parrish: Congress has a button to destroy all video games, and you’ve been brought in to convince them not to press it. What’s the worst game to present? (03:25)What are the most egregious cases of falling upwards in the video game industry? (08:47)What game did you come around to liking after vocally disliking before playing? (14:12)How do video games express extreme speed, without sacrificing control? (20:06)Leaving aside Lester the Unlikely, what is the most unlikely video game? (24:45)Dirtbag Derek asks: What do you predict will be the cause of the next video game renaissance? (32:16)What’s happened in the Japanese indie game scene since Cave Story? (38:14)What examples of fans officially taking a game forward have worked out? (42:58)What is the Alvin and the Chipmunks of video games? (48:52)LIGHTNING ROUND: Seven Virtuous Minigames (54:40)Think you have better answers than the panel? Politely discuss this episode in the Insert Credit forums.A SMALL SELECTION OF THINGS REFERENCED:Blind Box Vintage Game MagazinesPrimus - Too Many PuppiesAsh ParrishSix Days in FallujahHyperdimension NeptuniaViva PinataGenshin ImpactBattletoads Turbo TunnelDanganronpaAltaïr Ibn-La'AhadGravity RushKudo TsunodaReign of FirePhil HarrisonKickin' ass, takin' names, makin' gamesCrusader of Centy99 PotionsJames RolfeOh, Deer!Rocket Knight AdventuresFaster Than SpeedLester the UnlikelyWild WoodyLand Before TimeAir BudMister MosquitoBee SimulatorDeadly Premonition 2Jersey DevilGloverNormy's Beach Babe-O-RamaSgt. Rock gameGumby vs. The AstrobotsSnoopy vs. The Red BaronJackboxEvery Ninja Turtles rebootTouhouSakuna: of Rice and RuinSonic ManiaDizzy the EggToxic AvengerAlien cartoonRobocop cartoonTotal RecallTool Assisted SpeedrunsRabbidsAlan ShermanToki ToriTokiRecommendations:Brandon: Clazziquai - Remix Pinch Your Soul, Yukiko Tanaka - Reflection, Nobody (2021), Enter The Fat Dragon (2020), recognize the misogyny and colorism in BaahubaliFrank: Feel free to pirate games, GumbyMerritt: Fanbyte, Fanbyte Podcasts, twitch.tv/fanbyteEdited by Esper Quinn. Original Music by Kurt Feldman.
Merritt K, writer, podcaster, editor and producer at Fanbyte.com joins Matt & Geoff to talk how both gaming and talking about gaming have shifted over the past year. You can find this episode's guest on Twitter and at FanByte!
Milo (@Milo_Edwards) and Phoebe are joined by Merritt K (@merrittk) from Fanbyte to talk about S2 E3 of Seinfeld, including why heroin is good to do, how Mike Myers lost his way and which Seinfeld actor was banned from the set and ended up in jail... Merritt also reviews some more of Milo and Phoebe's "Seinfeld Bits"... Support us on Patreon to get bonus episodes and access to our discord server:https://www.patreon.com/mastersofpod Follow us on Twitter @mastersofpod!
Talking Simpsons - Treehouse of Horror XI With Merritt K
For our first season 12 episode, we welcome back Merritt K from Fanbyte to discuss one of the weirdest Halloween eps ever! Homer dies and is trying to get to heaven, Lisa is reading fairy tales, and all humans fight all dolphins in a huge war for the fate of the Earth. Plus a ton of Tress MacNeille screaming! How does the horror hold up? And why did this air after Halloween? Listen to this week's podcast before George Cauldron arrives! Support this podcast and get dozens of bonus episodes by visiting Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons and becoming a patron! And please follow the new official Twitter, @TalkSimpsonsPod!
merritt and Eric are joined by Will Menaker of Chapo Trap House to discuss Baki, the hyper-violent 2018 martial arts anime that teaches us how important constantly fucking is to becoming the world's greatest martial artist. Oh, and don't believe those urban legends about global nitroglycerin synchronicity. Never happened! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Eric Thurm Makes merritt k Watch Anime 16: Cells at Work
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Cells at Work is an intense anime series about your body. Yes YOUR body. Well, any human body, really. Featuring characters that are based on the functions of cells (think, red blood cells, platelets, invading bacterial cells, etc.), our anime co-hosts Eric Thurm and merritt k found the premise simple and fun, but it left them wanting much more depth. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Eric Thurm Makes merritt k. Watch Anime 13: Magical Girl Madoka Magica
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Kieron Gillen (writer of The Wicked + the Divine and Darth Vader comics) joins co-hosts merritt k and Eric Thurm to discuss Magical Girl Madoka Magica, a dark, depressing deconstruction of the magical girl subgenre. They discuss how the show explores gender, femininity, the treatment of queer characters, and how archetypes are used in all of the above. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Eric Thurm Makes merritt k Watch Anime 10: Skull-face Bookseller Honda-san
Skull-face Bookseller Honda-san is a special short-form anime series about, yes, a skull-faced person who works at a bookstore. Co-hosts merritt k and Eric Thurm go through the series’ first few episodes — including a look at the very special tastes of so many customers — and examine the gently joyful and celebratory vibe of the show. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Eric Thurm Makes merritt k Watch Anime 7: Danganronpa
Fanbyte Secretary of Anime Eric Thurm brought a strange, evil teddy bear to the proceedings this week, as he subjected Features and Trending Editor merritt k to Danganronpa, the anime series based on the visual novel/teen murder high school drama of the same name. It’s a pretty bizarre premise with some terribly unlikeable (and some much better) characters, a wild approach to high school life, and yes, a deranged bear named Monokuma. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Eric Thurm Makes merritt k Watch Anime 6: Lupin the Third
Fanbyte Secretary of Anime Eric Thurm and Features and Trending editor merritt k took a fun trip this week, through the first few episodes of goofy crime caper Lupin the Third. There are wacky characters, fun wardrobe choices, a lot of crime, and even… a sea monster! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices