Rank #1: Prem of Many Names - 89
Meet Prem our number one fan in the Canadias! We talk poutine, perogies, and polish swear words. NEWS: No Man's Lie updates, Lawbreakers Launch on PS4, Pokemon Sun & Moon Ultra, Friday the 13th Removes Team Killing.
GUEST HOST: Prem of Many Names
Aug 15 2017
Rank #2: Retro Games Plus w/ Kris Krohn - 123
We sit down with the owner of Retro Games Plus and discuss the origins of the store. In addition we cover loot box legislation, the ProJared Controversy ( A.K.A. F**k ProJared and his Creepy Dick) and the Claptrap debacle!GUEST: Kris Krohn Owner of Retro Games Plus
HOSTS: Cat McGuire, Salvador Madrigal, Samson Lancaster
Recorded on location at Retro Games Plus, 17431 Beach Blvd, Huntington Beach, CA 92647
ABOUT RETRO GAMES PLUS Retro Games Plus was founded in 2008 and is an independent video game store with 3 locations in CT in Norwalk, Orange and Newington and one in Huntington Beach, CA.
Retro Games Plus was created out of an avid love of video games and vintage toys. We wanted to create not only a store but a personalized experience that is a tribute to the classic games. Besides, today many games can be bought online and we feel that being able to visit a store talk about games, and search for titles is something every community should have.
We carry almost every type of system dating back to the original Odyssey, Intellivision and Atari up to the latest consoles of PS4, Xbox One and Switch. In the past few years we expanded to also carry Vintage Action Figures, Collectibles, DVDs, Blu Rays, Gundam Figures, LEGO and Minifigures, Accessories for all Games and more!
In creating our store we wanted to be as far apart from the large chain stores as possible. Therefore when you come in our store you will see complete classic systems in their boxes on display. Most importantly, we believe that our customers have the same passion for video games as we do and should be able to share that passion.
Retro Games Plus is dedicated to providing our customers with world class customer service. If you have any issues with any games we accept returns within 14 days and offer a 60 day warranty on all systems. We strive to offer the best customer service, pay the most for your items and offer you the lowest purchase prices.
May 14 2019
Rank #3: Calm before the ShitStorm - STR +32
Jack is surprisingly calm for someone who is about to Liquid Ass all of us into oblivion. Though as you know Spike, Sal and Samson are no stranger to this abyss. Enjoy the hangout and prep for episode 111.
Jan 02 2019
Rank #4: Future Plans - 138
Feb 11 2020
Rank #5: Kaitlyn Fae Celebrity Gamer VI - 125
HOSTS: Cat McGuire, Salvador Madrigal, Samson Lancaster
We had the absolute pleasure of interviewing Director, Actor,Writer, and Host of Pangeekery Podcast, Kaitlyn Fae! We talk in depth about Board games, Tiddies and Hentai, nuff' said.
Kaitlyn Fae is a Filipina-American film writer, director, actor, and singer who hails from Los Angeles, California. Kaitlyn graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2012 with a degree in English. Despite having originally intended to become a musical theater actress, in recent years Kaitlyn has turned to writing and directing for both theater and film. Her movie directorial debut, Madeira, premiered at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival in 2017. In 2018, Madeira won "Best Music" at the Feedback Female Film Festival. Kaitlyn continues to write, direct, and produce her own original shorts.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Kaitlyn Fae
Jun 04 2019
Rank #6: Massage Therapy III - STR +30
Feb 16 2018
Rank #7: Death Penalty, Power Rangers & Sex with Yourself - Dex +8
Chris of More Gooder Than Podcast - If you could be a Power Ranger or a Voltron Paladin, which would you choose?
Prem- The best Star Wars themed game? Mine is Star Wars Galaxies.
Jack Acebedo - If you have sex with a clone of you, is it gay or is it masturbation?
Jun 25 2017
Rank #8: EPIC vs STEAM - 118
HOSTS: Salvador Madrigal, Eddie Vargas, Jack Acebedo, Samson Lancaster
In this extremely heated episode, Sal has a lot to say about EPIC vs STEAM. Hold on to yer butts, this steamy epic pile of entertainment will get your hot and bothered. We also discuss Sony Playstation's "State of Play" and Google Stadia. Meanwhile Jack "liquid-Ass-ebedo" swipes right on all everyone, check him out on tinder ladies just search Liquid-Assebedo. (he was actually on Grindr)
"Epic isn't afraid to spend its Fortnite money, as evidenced by its free game program, and it's been quick to jump on any opportunity: When Unity and Improbable had a public spat last week, it was mere hours before Epic announced a partnership with the latter. The company has also secured multiple exclusives, including Journey, which we never even expected to come to PC. It's going hard, in other words.
Meanwhile, Steam has 90 million monthly users, and plans to spend the year improving discoverability, growing in China, building out its Twitch competitor, and improving the client. The Epic Store has made itself known, and will surely introduce the unruly Fortnite crowd to new games throughout 2019, but I don't expect it to slow Steam down—not yet, at least.
GOG and itch.io offer very different selections and experiences, and will hopefully not be overshadowed by this battle of giants. The best-case scenario is that the competition inspires Valve, Epic, and everyone else to improve their offerings—maybe with features we didn't even know we wanted (or perhaps a few more Valve-developed games?). However it shakes out, Epic has ensured that 2019 is going to be a lively chapter in the story of PC gaming." - PC Gamer
Apr 02 2019
Rank #9: FF7 Remake Demo - 140
"The Demo, the Demo was good" - Sal Hosts Cat McGuire, Salvador Madrigal and Samson Lancaster discuss the Final Fantasy 7 remake demo. In the news: The creator of the Konami Code Kazuhisa Hashimoto passes away, Stadia is dying do to lack of Google investment, E3 is dying as it's creative director iam8Bit leaves after Geoff Keighley's exit and the corona virus is canceling GDC and other conventions. Video episode:https://youtu.be/FHkw2rGJ6MM Website: http://strngaming.com/ Subscribe on iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/str-cast/id698012276 Strength in Cat's Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-FvieocPKvaO6GNwJFY0Mg Extra-Life: https://www.extra-life.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donordrive.participant&participantID=404056 Music by n8bit Produced by Samson Lancaster
Mar 10 2020
Rank #11: Clare Grant Celebrity Gamer I - 115
The Strength in Gaming crew get down and Nerdy with celebrity guest Clare Grant! We had so much fun getting to know Clare and her gaming habits! You will be surprised by just how much of a video game nerd Clare is, we certainly were!
HOSTS: Cat McGuire, Salvador Madrigal, Samson LancasterCELEBRITY GUEST: Clare Grant
Music: n8bitClare Grant Bio: Clare Grant next stars as one of the two female leads in Changeland, the feature directorial debut of Seth Green. Grant also starred in 2018’s Dance Baby Dance, 2016’s Holidays, which debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival, and has several soon-to-be announced films coming out this year. Grant always knew she would be an actress, but she grew up fascinated by science, math and technology. During Junior High and High School, Grant moved to Clear Lake, Texas, right next to NASA's Johnson Space Center, which further fueled her love of space exploration. As an adult, she sought out shuttle launches and visits to science centers all over the country. In 2016, Grant utilized her appreciation of science as one of the producers on a science news show, "Blame it on Science," in partnership with Lionsgate for their Comic-Con HQ digital network.
Grant made her feature debut opposite Joaquin Phoenix in a small but pivotal role in the Golden Globe-winning film, "Walk the Line." Grant earned her theater degree from the University of Memphis in her Tennessee hometown. While there, she met director/filmmaker Craig Brewer, who cast her in her several indie films. When Grant moved to Los Angeles, she quickly landed a leading role on the Showtime series, "Masters of Horror." Grant returned to Memphis for a leading role in Brewer's feature, "Black Snake Moan" and then as the star of his MTV series, "$5 Cover." Grant continues to work in various film, television and voice-over roles including "MAD," "Robot Chicken," "Clone Wars" and "Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H." Grant was the lead guest star in an episode of "Castle" as well.
As a producer, Grant created geek genre projects including the viral sensation, "Team Unicorn: G33K & G4M3R Girls," which stirred controversy over its sexy portrayal of geek girls. She co-created and produced a pilot series for Adult Swim. Grant also won two Lucasfilm Fan Film Awards for Best Action and Audience Choice for "Saber," the short film trilogy she starred in and co-created.Interview Questions by category: -------- VIDEO GAMES What was the first video game you remember playing? Your preferred video game genre? FPS, RTS, RPG etc. What is a video game you are currently obsessed with? What's the one video game you find yourself playing over and over again? In the Team Unicorn video G33K &G4M3R Girls you appear in Lara Croft cosplay, was that your choice, are you a fan of Tombraider? Whimsyshire "Killaire", "Miss Hell", "Maulin Sorely", "R'Lyeh" Team Unicorn Easter-egg in Diablo III, how'd that happen? Any specific video game franchises you would like to work with? You said in an interview once that video games have taught you many of the valuable lessons you've learned in life. What has been the most influential life lesson you've experienced from a video game? Which game was it? If you could be a video game character in real life who would you be? ------------- COSPLAY Favorite Cosplay so far? Are you working on a cosplay at the moment? What are some cosplay ideas you're dying to try? Where do you go for inspiration / favorite fellow Cosplayers? Upcoming cons / events? ------------- TABLETOP GAMES You were on the chess team in school, do you still play? What tabletop are you into these days? Magic the Gathering, how long have you been playing, since which set? And what is your favorite color deck? Have you played any of the MTG video games such as Arena? ----------------- PROJECTS Your latest projects, what are you having the most fun working on? What is the nerdiest project you are working on right now? ----------------- LISTENER QUESTIONS Strength in Gaming's #1 Fan "Prem": What DnD class do you prefer? Do you play Fortnite? Anime or Manga? ----------------- RANDOM (time permitting / curve-balls) Star Wars or Star Trek? Any plans to work with Felicia Day again? You've worked on the MAD TV Series, did you ever read the magazine growing up? Do you play co-op with fans? Your favorite Mass Effect game? How did you feel about Andromeda? Best method to kill a MEGA SHARK?
Feb 26 2019
Rank #12: Monster Monpiece (PC) - 82
Sal and Samson review Idea Factory's "Monster Monpiece" PS Vita Port to Steam (PC). Video Game News: Microsoft Scorpio Specs, Mass Effect Andromeda issues addressed, WHY YOU NEED A VPN, Destiny 2, Riot Games wants to put VoIP into LoL, and Sal gets Peter Molyneux'd so hard.
Apr 11 2017
Rank #13: Games Before Wine, Feelin' Fine - Dex +3
prem5410 of Instagram writes: Who's your favourite gaming related journalist / presenter? #questions #podcast |||| Also, another question: who's dick needs to be sucked to finally have another Vampire the Masquerade Bloodlines sequel and S.T.A.L.K.E.R sequel. Fuck. Fuck. Fuck. My life is running out. #questions #podcast ||||| MOFOKAS play Magic?! Now you HAVE TO MAKE A PODCAST ABOUT IT OR I WON'T STOP COMMENTING IN CAPS! From the depths of the basement I just dug out my binders fuuull of cards. Still trying to find my collection of Scrye and The Duelist. Nostalgia is tugging on my Jester's Cap.LAURA of Deathstination writes: Segment Idea = explain things to a non-gamer ||||| Segment Idea #2 = on air game play of Secret Hitler Dave The Klone of Hollow9ine Network writes: If there was one video game you could live in the world of, what game would it be, and what would your role in that world be? Would you be the main protagonist? Would you be the villain? Would you be just a random person trying to make their way? (I know life in Vice City was never the same once that guy who sounded like Ray Liota showed up.) Jack Acebedo writes: Will the torment ever stop? Chris of More Gooder Than Podcast writes: What fictional weapon do you want in your hands right now? Chanel Assassin writes: Which video game deserves a live action movie and which actor/ actress would you cast as the main character? Sarywen Chaos writes: Favorite wine? Like merlot, ice wine, white zinfadel. Brand year and type preferred. Because wine is life \\\\ And if you're all techies. Favorite language and why? (programming)
Apr 08 2017
Rank #14: Arcade Expo 3.0 + Imoto Arcade - 81
Sal & Samson go on the road to Arcade Expo 3.0 and a wild Laura of DEATHstination appears! We interview the walking talking Internet Pinball Database herself Imoto Arcade! Plus a bonus interview with Nico of the vg metal band - Super MADNES! The Museum of Pinball hosts Arcade Expo each year, with over 1,100(and growing) combined pinball and arcade machines on free play for 3 straight days, in the middle of nowhere (Banning, CA - a.k.a. Bumshart Nebrafornia). Trust us when we say this is retro barcade heaven.
GUEST HOST: Laura of DEATHstination
Mar 28 2017
Rank #15: Bottle Logic - WEEK OF LOGIC 2017 - 80
Recorded on-site at Bottle Logic during the WEEK OF LOGIC 2017! The nerds get the amazing opportunity to interview one of the founders of Bottle logic - Brandon, a brewer - Greg, and Sean "OGtay" of OTR podcast, Bottle Logic's #1 fan! We talk about craft beer, video games, and drunken video game characters in the catacombs of our favorite OC Brewery, Bottle Logic! Recorded on Day 3 of the Week of Logic, we taste the sneak peak of "Fundamental Summation" a collaboration with 3 Sons Brewing co., aged 8 months in bourbon barrels, with Madagascar vanilla beans and Jamaican Blue Coffee.
Mar 23 2017
Rank #16: Unicorn Dildo - STR +24
Another of Spike's brilliant tails of wonder and excitement, at one point we have to battle a fantastic beast. All while Spike regales us with the tail of the legendary Unicorn Dildo.
Mar 20 2017
Rank #17: Worst Movie Games w/ Dave the Klone - 79
From Top Gun to Total Recall, the nerds discuss the worst movie games with special guest Dave "The Klone" of Hollow9ine Network. Also the SWITCH be broke, TWITCH be selling games, and STR CAST will be at Bottle Logic Brewing Tuesday March 21st during the Week of Logic!
GUEST: Dave "The Klone" of Hollow9ine Network
Mar 14 2017
Rank #18: I hope you like Bean dip, THE DOOR LOCKS! - Dex +2
Movie quotes, birds and bees, peanut butter, THE DOOR LOCKS!!!!
Chris of More Gooder Than Podcast writes - What movie can you guys quote the most of by heart?---------------------- Our own Jack Acebedo writes - Where do babies come from? ------------------------ Cody of Rogue Suqadron Podcast writes - Why do PCs suck so bad, and why do you still use them |||||| Disney peeps said they saw a minute or two of The Last Jedi footage, in which Luke turns to Rey and asks "Who are you?"
Any thoughts on what this means for Rey's lineage? I still think she's a Skywalker, so is this perhaps a memory wipe or amnesia situation?--------------------------- Hayden creator of StarLicker & Tilewild writes - Is the Nintendo Switch shortage real or a marketing stunt?|||||| What is the best unit in Broodwar? |||||| And why don't they make videogames like they used to? ------------------------------- Noah of Off The Rails Podcast writes - If someone asked you to make them a peanut butter sandwich and you couldn’t ask any follow-up questions AND you genuinely wanted to give them what they want, would you put jelly on that sandwich? ------------------------------- CJ of General Failure Podcast writes - What was your goto sunday morning cartoon breakfast and what show were you watching? |||| Dom comments: Sunday? You mean Saturday who watches cartoons on Sunday? That's the lords day. |||| CJ: Oh right. My bad...|||||| New question: Why is Domenick an asshole to me every day of my life and what can I do to improve on our friendship? ------------------------------- Johnny aka OnePunkarmy writes - Comments on recently released games: - Zelda: BotW - 1 2 Switch - NieR: Automata - Horizon Zero Dawn - Hollow Knight ... and more if you know of anymore worth mentioning ------------------------------- TJ of General Failure Podcast writes - So what have been your favorite moments on the podcast? ------------------------------- Domenick of General Failure Podcast writes - If you could request a full HD remake of any game from your childhood, what game would it be? Include anything you'd ask for (like online multiplayer if it could have that, or extra modes, etc.) -------------------------------
Mar 11 2017
Rank #19: RAGE QUIT II + Hunter of Nerdbot - 78
Feel the RAGE, Hunter calls people C*NTS, Jack sucks at Mortal Combat, Sal has to decompress with the ganj and anime plus Samson gets killed by Terror Birds. NEWS: Overwatch Doomfist and Anchora announcements, Ghost Recon Wild Lands, Horizon Zero Dawn, SWITCH still Sucks, and Mass Effect Andromeda.
GUEST: Hunter of Nerdbot.com
Feb 28 2017
Rank #20: Bears, Dicks, Mass Effect Andromeda - Dex +1
The first ever Listener run episode! We discuss Bears, Dicks and Mass Effect Andromeda. Thank you Chris & Cory of More Gooder Than Podcast, Domenick of General Failure Podcast, and prem5410 of Instagram!
Chris - Ok, question time! Mass Effect Andromeda comes out next month. If they keep the classes the same, what class will you be? I'm a vanguard man myselfDomenick Questions: 1) which host has the biggest shlong? I bet it's Cat. 2) what are your predictions for 2017 game of the year? With Mass Effect, Zelda, Horizon, and possibly Red Dead Redemption 2 coming out what gets GOTY 3) what's each of your all time favorite movie? Cory Question: What kind of bear is best? prem5410 The twitchy play of many interesting games and my age don't go together. I feel inadequate in my recent purchase on PS4, For Honor.
Feb 25 2017