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Podcast and gaming group discussing and deconstructing video games and the gaming industry. Oh, and there’s unruly humor and shenanigans. But you wouldn’t be interested in that, right?

February 24, 2015

Gamers Razor #63 - Mr. Grey will see you now, Mr. Bike (2.24.2015)

Several days ago Law and Order took on Gamer Gate!... with, let's say, interesting results.

Outro song: "Because I Love You," from Earthbound. Remix by Sebastien Skaf. Download at http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR03088.
February 11, 2015

Gamers Razor #62 - That bike was asking for it! (2.11.2015)

In our first attempt to get back on the saddle we rejoin fairly naturally and, for some reason, grow suspicious of our immediate good fortune. And for some reason we start talking about video games (I don't know what that's about). We jump into the early releases 2015 including Dying Light and Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell. Steve proclaim's his undying love for Puyo Puyo Tetris. Toward the end Steve gives a shout out to an awesome prog-metal band, Alchemy X. And as a special treat this episode ends with a sample from their 2001 album "11:59:59." Enjoy!

"Shifting Images" - music by Alchemy X.
"A Kiss Before Dying" - music by Alchemy X; lyrics by Steve Ratchen.
"Renaissance" - music by Alchemy X.
Used with permission.
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September 26, 2014

Gamers Razor #61 - A Brief Resurgence in Tacos (9.26.2014)

After a really long absence you come across an oasis in Gamers Razor... followed by more desert for the remainder of 2014, unfortunately. But we'll be back in early 2015!

February 22, 2014

Gamers Razor #60 David Spent Half of This Episode with Balls in His Face (2.24.2014)

After more than a month without a new episode Gamers' Razor is back together for a square table discussion. The first half is marred by a few technical errors but we had a great time nonetheless. We go over an old first person puzzle game with great music called Shivers 2, upcoming 2014 games, the new consoles’ resolution debate, the new Robocop, Almost Human, Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon, Mass Effect (yes, again), The Walking Dead TV series, The Boondock Saints, a little known indie game called TITANFALL!!!! And a lot of other random crap I can’t even remember.

Included in this episode in the beginning and an intermission are two songs by the fictional band Trip Cyclone which was created for the 1997 Sierra PC game Shivers 2. The band’s songs were featured in the game with lyrics that had clues to puzzles. The band included Jason Lindsey, lead guitarist and vocalist for band Posted Oval, who also worked tech support for Sierra Online at the time. If you want to see more from him he has a YouTube page called MetalJesusRocks. Gamers’ Razor gains no profit from these songs’ inclusion.

Intro song: “Was I Even There?” by Trip Cyclone.

Intermission song: “Spell It Out” by Trip Cyclone.

Outro song: “Sting Chameleon Uses Bubble Crab’s Very Essence as a Cheap Bathroom Product” by Theory of N. This is a remix of “Bubble Crab Stage” and “Sting Chameleon Stage,” both originally by Yuki Iwai. Download at http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR02817/.

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January 26, 2014

Masters of the Universe - A Gamers’ Razor Not-Podcast (1.26.2014)

Steve on a wireless headset making homemade ice cream and David sitting around with a few thousand beers talking about nothing. Enjoy!

January 6, 2014

Gamers’ Razor #59 Dick Necking a Matriarchal Intercoursing Expert (1.6.2014)

The holidays always make it harder to get together for podcasts, but we finally managed to get one out for the New Year! (Compliments of David’s initiative – I was still sick and would have forgotten.) You get to hear two of our top of 5 games of the year lists, as well as our reasons why we chose them, the always sexy AR-15, the DayZ competitor(?) Nether, and Steve rants about his overwhelming disappointed with the current limitation so Steam’s Family Sharing service. (We understand that it’s still in BETA, but it was still really disheartening to learn Steve’s wife couldn’t access his library the way we thought she could.)

 Top 5 2013 Games of the Year discussed (in alphabetical order):

Bioshock Infinite (Steve: 2nd, David: 1st)

DMC Devil May Cry (Steve: 5th)

Gone Home (Steve: 4th)

Mario & Luigi: Dream Time (David: 4th)

Pokemon X (David: 5th)

Project X Zone (David: 2nd)

Rogue Legacy (David: 3rd)

Saya no Uta - Song of Saya (Steve: 1st)

The Stanley Parable (Steve: 3rd)

 Steve also discusses his real favorite game of the year: Persona 3. (115 hours and counting.)

 Outro song: “Song of Saya I.” Composers: Toshimichi Isoe, Yoh Ohyama, Yoshihiro Kawagoe, Shintarou Jinbo. Arrangers: Toshimichi Isoe, Masayoshi Murakami. Developed by Nitroplus (Japan). This is my favorite track from the Song of Saya soundtrack. Eerie, unsettling, disturbing, yet beautiful and haunting. The soundtrack is half of what makes that game, and it’s truly breath taking.

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December 16, 2013

Gamers’ Razor #58 I Don’t Want Butter on My Poptart (12.16.2013)

After an unfortunate 3 week absence we're finally back with more stupidity.
Christmas is around the corner, which for Gamers' Razor means game of the year talks will begin soon after. But in the meantime we talk about the possible of the next step in HD collections, Wasteland 2's early access status, something called Freakazoid, and Vi and James tell us about their new Playstation 4. Vi and Steve get into Persona 3 for a while (seriously, awesome game) and David tries to sell everyone on butter on poptarts, something he saw on TV or something.

Outro Song: "Lady in Black" - Dj Mystix. A remixed medley of "After Burner," as well as the same song's "Climax Mix" originally composed by Erina Niwa, Hiroshi Kawaguchi, Hiroshi Yamaguchi, Masami Ueda, Naoto Tanaka, Norihiko Hibino, Rei Kondoh, Takahiro Izutani, Takayasu Sodeoka, and Yoshitaka Suzuki (phew..)
Download at http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR02527/.

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November 25, 2013

Gamers’ Razor #57 Purple Pubes & Bad Bosses (11.25.2013)

For the first time we have David and Aaron on the same episode, and having Sara join us after being absent for the better part of the year is yet another bonus!

Very uncharacteristically, I finished three games this week and of course David, understandably, thinks I have a terminal illness. We go over the Xbox One launch, further aided by Aaron who grabbed a day one system. There's GOG games, Fallout 4, Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, Dead Rising 3, Killer Instinct, Assassin's Creed IV. David returns with a rant about PS4 elitism, but there also also a second rant the three men partake in: a former boss that two of us had that none of us likes. Anyone who's ever had a jerk of a manager will probably relate very well.

Outro Song: "Brinstar (Dreams in Red)" - Beatdrop, Children of the Monkey Machine & K. Praslowicz. A remix of "Brinstar - Red Soil Wetland Area" from Super Metroid, originally composed by Kenji Yamamoto (I) & Minako Hamano. Download at http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR00891/.

There were some echo issues during this week's recording. Most of it has been edited out but an occasional fragment may show up. Still, it's a great episode this week and no one should miss out!

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Titty Waffles.
November 18, 2013

Gamers’ Razor #56 Assassin’s Creedy Stuff (11.18.2013)

The Playstation 4 is out, and we talk about a few launch games and the inevitable servers issues. David unleashes his righteous indignation over people's condescension of fandoms. Also, Batkid saves San Fransisco! We go over the touching story of the young man fighting leukemia and his wish coming true. South Park: Black Friday, Assassin's Creed IV, and Deathfire: Ruins of Nethermor, and more! 

Outro Song: "Sage of Confession" - Brandon Strader. A rock medley of "Dragonborn," "From Past to Present," and "The Age of Aggression" from The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, originally composed by Jeremy Soule. 
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November 10, 2013

Gamers’ Razor #55 Dildo, Pocket Pussy or Funyons (11.11.2013)

Sex toy vending machines and hairy women chat - nothing is sacred. We bring in two new friends as we dive into the PS4 / Xbox One resolution controversy, several recently played games, including the severely messed up Song of Saya, Thor: The Dark World, a classroom friend's first movie theater experience, and of course countless jokes of a less than polite nature.

Outro Song: "What Type Are You?" - Theory of N. A remix of "Title" from Pokemon X, originally composed by Junichi Masuda. Download at http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR02730/
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