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Shane Plays

It's a great time to be a geek! Shane Plays is a journey into the things we love... games, comic books, movies, TV, books... you name it. The world respectfully requests -- NAY DEMANDS! -- a show that supports and encourages geekdom in all of it's splendor! This podcast is made from the live Shane Plays radio show that airs on Saturdays at 1 PM Central on 96.5 FM The Answer in Little Rock, AR. It may also be listened to live online at http://965fmtheanswer.com and the Tune In Radio and iHeart radio apps.
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Jun 28, 2015

Shane Plays Radio / Podcast Show Notes: June 27, 2015:
DUNGEONS & AMIGAS!

Shane Plays is a journey into the things we love... games, comic books, movies, TV, books... you name it. The world respectfully requests -- NAY DEMANDS! -- a radio show that supports and encourages geekdom in all of it's splendor!

Shane Plays airs on Saturdays at 1 PM Central on 96.5 FM The Answer in Little Rock. It can also be heard online at http://965fmtheanswer.com and on the Tune In Radio and iHeart Radio apps.

Shane Plays Radio podcast on iTunes:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/shane-plays/id1000406569

Support Shane Plays Radio on Patreon:
http://patreon.com/shaneplays

SHOW NOTES

NEWS

"For the Love of Spock" - A Documentary Film
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/adamnimoy/for-the-love-of-spock-a-documentary-film

EN World: Hot Roleplaying Games List
http://www.enworld.org/forum/hotgames.php

I WANT MY RPG - Miracle Of Sound with inXile
https://youtu.be/p-WlEgn_pig
Very clever parody of “Money for Nothing” by Dire Straights

Batman Arkham Knight released Tuesday, 6/23
--M-rated
--PC release evidently awful, very negative Steam ratings (subcontractor?)
--Rocksteady suspends sales on PC
http://steamcommunity.com/games/208650/announcements/detail/145587678167685991

Insane Batman Cosplay for Arkham Origins
https://www.yahoo.com/movies/insane-batman-cosplay-for-arkham-origins-122264460917.html

Gamer's wish granted: He can pay for Fallout 4 with real bottle caps
http://www.cnet.com/news/bethesda-grants-gamers-wish-to-pay-for-fallout-4-with-real-bottle-caps/

"We Happy Few": LOVE this pitch video

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/112359230/we-happy-few-welcome-to-wellington-wells-you-saucy

Killer Frost and Vibe coming to Flash TV show

Daredevil Season 2 Is Referred To As Daredevil Vs. The Punisher By Showrunner

http://comicbook.com/2015/06/26/daredevil-season-2-is-being-referred-to-as-daredevil-vs-the-puni

New Spider-Man actor cast: Tom Holland
http://money.cnn.com/2015/06/23/media/spiderman-marvel-tom-holland/

The Rock To Star In A Movie Based On The Monster Video Game Rampage

http://io9.com/the-rock-to-star-in-a-movie-based-on-the-rampage-video-1713492580

 

DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS 5TH EDITION

Shane gives his opinion so far on the newest edition of the classic fantasy role playing game.

 

INTERVIEW: Brian Bagnall

Twitter @BrianBagnall1

Commodore computer author and historian

Commodore: A Company on the Edge on Amazon
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0973864966

Kickstarter: Commodore The Amiga Years
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1462758959/commodore-the-amiga-years-book

Jun 21, 2015

Shane Plays Radio / Podcast Show Notes: June 20, 2015: E3 - THE SEARCH FOR TREK

Shane Plays is a journey into the things we love... games, comic books, movies, TV, books... you name it. The world respectfully requests -- NAY DEMANDS! -- a radio show that supports and encourages geekdom in all of it's splendor!

Shane Plays airs on Saturdays at 1 PM Central on 96.5 FM The Answer in Little Rock. It can also be heard online at http://965fmtheanswer.com and on the Tune In Radio and iHeart Radio apps.

Shane Plays Radio podcast now on iTunes!
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/shane-plays/id1000406569

Support Shane Plays Radio on Patreon:
http://patreon.com/shaneplays

NEWS

Today (Sat, June 20) is Free RPG Day:
http://www.freerpgday.com/

Jurassic World box office breaks big records!

Hero-U Rogue to Redemption:
Congrats to Corey and Lori Cole for making their Kickstarter goal!


E3 MINI RANTS

“Journalists” acting like little kids, hooting and hollering during press conferences. You can’t do that and also be taken seriously as journalist.

"Holiday" instead of Christmas. Who do they think they’re fooling?


E3 ROUNDUP

*Note: This is not comprehensive, too much to cover in the time we have. Don't chew your lips off if I leave out your personal favorite highlight, cowboy :)


MICROSOFT

Microsoft E3 Press Conference:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=By5pF7i0SZ8

Halo 5
2 squads
24 player multiplayer

Fallout 4 (Bethesda)
Open, dynamic world where you can create any character you like and do anything you want
Player freedom is #1 goal
Pip Boy on smartphone
"Laser musket" signature weapon
Looks ridiculously good, combat ridiculously cool
Big deal: Mods created on PC can be played on Xbox One

ID@XBOX
Cool Example: Cuphead
1930s animated style meets 16 bit platformer

Sea of Thieves
Pirate themed MMO

Xbox One backwards compatibility with Xbox 360 games
Natively playable

Xbox Game Preview
Steam-like “Early Access” for Xbox games

Xbox Elite wireless controller

Xbox One games playable on Oculus Rift (VR)
Xbox One controllers sold with Oculus Rift

HoloLens demo (AR not VR)
Microsoft’s Hololens Minecraft demo pretty darn cool!
Minecraft on a table

Not so fast! HoloLens is amazing, but that Minecraft demo was misleading
https://games.yahoo.com/news/hololens-amazing-minecraft-demo-misleading-163002645.html


SONY

Sony E3 Press Conference:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l815oOdR0oc

The Last Guardian
Love love love the big animal

Hitman
ZZZzzzz....

No Man's Sky demo
Space battle
Warp
Planet side (hops out of cockpit in first person)
Underwater
Procedurally generated planets and fauna, etc

Dreams
Like a moving painting / lucid dreaming
http://www.theverge.com/2015/6/15/8786889/dreams-game-trailer-ps4-e3-2015

Firewatch looks cool
First person "lookout" game in the wilderness

Destiny: The Taken King

Assassin's Creed Syndicate:
19th Century London
Sherlock Holmes references?

Final Fantasy VII Remake
This is a huge game for a LOT of people
Possible story changes?

Shenmue III announcement and Kickstarter announcement
Shenmue 3 Makes $2.4 Million, Crosses its Funding Goal in Less Than 12 Hour
http://www.gamespot.com/articles/shenmue-3-makes-2-4-million-crosses-its-funding-go/1100-6428195/

Batman Arkham Knight
Scarecrow Nightmare Missions

Call of Duty
ZZzzz...

Disney Infinity 3.0: now with Star Wars
Disney, Marvel, Star Wars characters

Star Wars Battlefront

Uncharted 4: A Thief's End
Crowd scene
Jeep / Driving

Project Morpheus (VR not AR)

PlaystationVue
Subscribe to individual channels without having to buy a channel bundle

Sony not planning to make PS4 backwards compatible, despite Xbox One announcement from Microsoft
http://gematsu.com/2015/06/sony-no-plans-ps4-backwards-compatibility

Sony is bringing back classic gamepads for its new game console
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/sonys-bringing-back-classic-gamepads-043542578.html


NINTENDO

E3 "Digital Event":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPDPSezEkcY

Nintendo CEO Apologizes for lackluster press conference, fanboys extremely angry
https://games.yahoo.com/news/nintendo-ceo-apologizes-lackluster-e3-showcase-leads-collective-185853494.html

Spin City! Reggie Fils-Aime: Iwata didn't apologize for Nintendo's E3; we make great games
https://games.yahoo.com/news/reggie-fils-aime-iwata-didnt-042301656.html

Amiibo
Amiibo vehicles
Amiibos double as Skylanders

Mario Maker
Play at Best Buy Noon - 5 local time
http://e3.nintendo.com/events/nintendo-access/

First co-op Zelda on 3Ds: Tri Force Heroes
http://www.theverge.com/2015/6/17/8800457/zelda-tri-force-heroes-preview-e3-2015

Nintendo cuts the price on some of its biggest games for E3
https://games.yahoo.com/news/nintendo-cuts-price-biggest-games-152311682.html

Nintendo Exec Says Current State of VR Is Not Fun
http://www.gamespot.com/articles/nintendo-exec-says-current-state-of-vr-is-not-fun/1100-6428323
"We have knowledge of the technical space, and we've been experimenting with this for a long, long time," Fils-Aime said. "What we believe is that, in order for this technology to move forward, you need to make it fun and you need to make it social."

"I haven't walked the floor, so I can't say in terms of what's on the floor today, but at least based on what I've seen to date, it's not fun, and it's not social. It's just tech."

OTHER E3 NEWS

Sword Coast Legends
Why Sword Coast Legends is the digital Dungeon & Dragons RPG you've been waiting for
http://www.pcworld.com/article/2937233/why-sword-coast-legends-is-the-digital-dungeon-dragons-rpg-youve-been-waiting-for.html

Fallout 4
Bethesda Press Conference video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKrOoq3LKrw
Twitter chewed its own lips off in enthusiasm
Extremely Moddable / customizable weapons

New Fallout Shelter mobile game tearing it up on Apple iOS (3rd position)

Transformers: Devastation looks too good and might be true
http://www.polygon.com/2015/6/17/8794707/transformers-devastation-impressions-e3-2015


INTERVIEW: Michele Specht of STAR TREK CONTINUES

Website: http://startrekcontinues.com
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/StarTrekContinues

Michele Specht
Plays Dr. Elise McKennah on Star Trek Continues
-Actress
-Voice actor in video games
Website: http://www.michelespecht.com/
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1073676/?ref_=nv_sr_1


NEXT WEEK

Brian Bagnall, author and Commodore Computer historian

Jun 13, 2015

Shane Plays Radio / Podcast Show Notes: June 13, 2015 - HAN SHOT MY GAMEPLAY

Shane Plays is a journey into the things we love... games, comic books, movies, TV, books... you name it. The world respectfully requests -- NAY DEMANDS! -- a radio show that supports and encourages geekdom in all of it's splendor!

Shane Plays airs on Saturdays at 1 PM Central on 96.5 FM The Answer in Little Rock. It can also be heard online at http://965fmtheanswer.com and on the Tune In Radio app.

Shane Plays Radio podcast now on iTunes!
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/shane-plays/id1000406569

Support Shane Plays Radio on Patreon:
http://patreon.com/shaneplays


NEWS

Christopher Lee dies at the age of 93
http://www.theguardian.com/film/2015/jun/11/christopher-lee-dies-at-the-age-of-93-dracula

Constantine TV show Is Now Dead According To Executive Producer Daniel Cerone
http://comicbook.com/2015/06/07/constantine-is-now-dead-according-to-executive-producer-daniel-c/

X-Files return:
First photo tweeted from set!

Netflix: Colorized “A Trip to the Moon” with new soundtrack (by Air)
-Cool and trippy
http://www.netflix.com/WiMovie/80048203?trkid=13752289

Nextflix: “Stripped” – documentary on comic strips including extremely rare audio interview with Bill Watterson (Calvin & Hobbes)
http://www.netflix.com/WiMovie/80046745?trkid=13752289

Justice League: Gods & Monsters Chronicles
Machinima YouTube Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/user/machinima
Batman vs. Harley Quinn: “Twisted”
Superman vs. Brainiac: “Bomb”
Wonder Woman: “Big”

Bruce Timm discusses #Batman he was never allowed to make … until no
http://ow.ly/O5l9q

Superfan spends $50,000 to create Elder Scrolls basement
http://www.polygon.com/2015/6/9/8750731/elder-scrolls-basement

‘Star Wars’ original script proves Han shot first
http://uk.businessinsider.com/star-wars-original-script-han-shot-first-2015-6


RANTS / THOUGHTS

Shane calls bull snookies on outcome of Iron Man / Hulk fight in Avengers 2: Age of Ultron

How Shane would have liked Flash TV show season 1 to end regarding Reverse Flash / Wells


INTERVIEW: GAMEPLAY THE MOVIE

Gameplay: The Story of the Videogame Revolution
http://gameplaymovie.com/

Matt Barton – Writer / Producer
@MattBarton
YouTube https://www.youtube.com/user/blacklily8
Website http://mattbarton.net/

Richard Goldgewicht – Director
Website http://www.goldgewicht.net/
IMDB http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0325616/


NEXT WEEK!

Michele Specht of Star Trek Continues!

Jun 7, 2015

Shane Plays Radio / Podcast Show Notes: June 6, 2015 THE ROGUE IS U

Shane Plays is a journey into the things we love... games, comic books, movies, TV, books... you name it. The world respectfully requests -- NAY DEMANDS! -- a radio show that supports and encourages geekdom in all of it's splendor!

Shane Plays airs on Saturdays at 1 PM Central on 96.5 FM The Answer in Little Rock. It can also be heard online at http://965fmtheanswer.com and on the Tune In Radio app.


Shane Plays Radio podcast now on iTunes!
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/shane-plays/id1000406569

Support Shane Plays Radio on Patreon:
http://patreon.com/shaneplays


NEWS

These Games Are Now in the Video Game Hall of Fame – GameSpot

http://ow.ly/NVDRT

The ‪GOG.com‬ 2015 DRM-Free Summer Sale is on! Big discounts!
http://ow.ly/NPkac

Bard’s Tale IV Kickstarter
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/inxile/the-bards-tale-iv

Fallout 4 – Official Trailer
http://ow.ly/NPaaB ‪
Dogmeat finally gets his starting role, after all of these years!

Report: Nintendo pondering Android operating system for NX dedicated gaming system
https://games.yahoo.com/news/report-nintendo-pondering-android-operating-111924326.html

Windows 10 releases July 29th
https://blogs.windows.com/bloggingwindows/2015/06/01/hello-world-windows-10-available-on-july-29/


COMIC BOOKS

Comics Summer Events: Convergence & Secret Wars

DC COMICS’ NEW LINEUP STARTS TODAY: HERE’S WHAT TO READ
http://www.polygon.com/2015/6/3/8722463/new-dc-comics-books-june


COREY & LORI COLE INTERVIEW – HERO-U ROGUE TO REDEMPTION

Shane Plays Blog Post / Let’s Play:
http://shaneplays.com/hero-u-rogue-to-redemption-demos-playthrough/

Hero-U: Rogue to Redemption Kickstarter
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/transolargames/hero-u-adventure-role-playing-game

(Ends June 16)

Hero-U website

http://hero-u.com/

Matt Chat interviews:
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Matt+Chat+Corey+and+Lori+Cole

The Coles on Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Coles

Twitter
Lori Ann Cole @Hero_Lori
Corey Cole @HeroCorey

 

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