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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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Jul 25, 2015

Shane Plays Radio / Podcast Show Notes - July 25, 2015:

SIEGE OF AVELLONE!

Highlights:  Interview with game designer, writer and illustrator Chris Avellone.

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

Like what you hear?
Support Shane Plays Radio on Patreon:
http://patreon.com/shaneplays

SHOW NOTES


INTERVIEW:

Chris Avellone, game designer, writer and illustrator

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Avellone

Twitter: @ChrisAvellone

Beamdog announce Baldur's Gate: Siege of Dragonspear, with Chris Avellone onboard
http://www.rpgcodex.net/forums/index.php?threads/beamdog-announce-baldurs-gate-siege-of-dragonspear-with-chris-avellone-onboard.101204/

Baldur's Gate: Siege of Dragonspear
http://www.siegeofdragonspear.com/

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2 just got a huge update 10 years later
http://www.polygon.com/2015/7/21/9011569/star-wars-knights-of-the-old-republic-2-steam-update


NEWS / TIDBITS

Happy 48th Birthday Vin! Vin Diesel's Dungeons & Dragons Birthday Cake a Critical Hit
http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/141684-Vin-Diesel-Given-Epic-Dungeons-Dragon-Birthday-Cake

Amiga's 30th Anniversary! With Photo Gallery
http://shaneplays.com/happy-30th-birthday-amiga/

One Ancient Commodore Amiga Runs the Heat and AC for 19 Public Schools
The 30-year-old computer has been running day and night for decades
http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/infrastructure/a16010/30-year-old-computer-runs-school-heat/

SDCC: First Trailer for Animated "Vixen" Arrives, Set in Flash / Arrow World
http://www.comicbookresources.com/article/sdcc-first-trailer-for-animated-vixen-arrives-set-in-flasharrow-world


NEXT WEEK

My review of the new DCU animated movie Justice League: Gods & Monsters

Joe and Hannah Williams of Whalenought Studios talking about their RPG Serpent in the Staglands!

Check out my Let's Play series of Serpent in the Staglands on YouTube!
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlNkQuTXnH2_ra2iHguweeIxPG8lzZkGQ

Jul 20, 2015

Shane Plays Radio / Podcast Show Notes: July 18, 2015:

ARVAN MY ELERON!

Highlights:  San Diego Comic-Con news; interview with fantasy author and Twitch personality Gregory A. Wilson AKA "Arvan Eleron".

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

INTERVIEW: Gregory A. Wilson AKA “Arvan Eleron”, professor, fantasy author, podcaster and Twitch personality

Website: http://www.gregoryawilson.com/

Twitch: http://www.twitch.tv/arvaneleron

Twitter: @gregoryawilson


NEWS

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata passed away July 11, 2015
4000 attend a 2 day funeral service
Fans Remember Nintendo President Iwata at Funeral
http://blogs.wsj.com/japanrealtime/2015/07/17/fans-remember-nintendo-president-iwata-at-funeral/

"On my business card, I am a corporate president. In my mind, I am a game developer. But in my heart, I am a gamer."
-Satoru Iwata in his keynote speech at GDC 2005

Berkeley Breathed returning to “Bloom County” for the first time in 25 years
http://www.comicbookresources.com/article/berkeley-breathed-returning-to-bloom-county-for-first-time-in-25-years

Ant-Man is out! Reviews?
Rotten Tomatoes: 78%
Metacritic: 65%

PlayStation CPU Powering Probe Travelling Towards Pluto
http://www.gamespot.com/articles/playstation-cpu-powering-probe-travelling-towards-/1100-6428896/
More info on CPU itself:
MIPS goes to Pluto
http://blog.imgtec.com/mips-processors/mips-goes-to-pluto

The Master Miyazaki Will Direct a CG Animated Film
http://ow.ly/PxYPW

Report: Batman PC fix won’t hit until September at the earliest
http://www.polygon.com/2015/7/16/8976373/report-batman-pc-fix-wont-hit-until-september-at-the-earliest

Beamdog announce Baldur’s Gate: Siege of Dragonspear, with Chris Avellone onboard
http://www.rpgcodex.net/forums/index.php?threads/beamdog-announce-baldurs-gate-siege-of-dragonspear-with-chris-avellone-onboard.101204/
http://www.siegeofdragonspear.com/


SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON NEWS

Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Comic-Con 2015 Reel
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTNJ51ghzdY

Batman vs. Superman SDCC Trailer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WWzgGyAH6Y

Deadpool Trailer

X-Men Apocolypse Trailer

SDCC: Batman The Killing Joke coming as DCU animated movie
http://hushcomics.com/2015/07/11/sdcc-2015-batmans-the-killing-joke-to-get-dcu-animated-treatment/

Also:

-"Batman: Bad Blood" — An original Batman story that features the introduction of Batwoman to the new line of animated films.

-"Justice League vs. Titans" — Another original story and the first of the DC Universe Original Movies to feature the Teen Titans.

Comic-Con reacts to Supergirl pilot: "I'm absolutely speechless"
http://www.ew.com/article/2015/07/09/supergirl-comic-con

Fear The Walking Dead SDDC Trailer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDxew5SguVw

The Walking Dead Season 6 Trailer
https://youtu.be/Va1UPrFXHKA


NEXT WEEK

Game designer Chris Avellone of Fallout 2, Planescape: Torment, Star Warks Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords, Fallout: New Vegas, Wasteland 2 and more!

Jul 13, 2015

Shane Plays Radio / Podcast Show Notes: July 11, 2015:

PERKINS & DRAGONS!

Highlights: Interview with New York Times bestselling writer, Dungeons & Dragons Story Manager and Dungeon Master Chris Perkins.

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


INTERVIEW: CHRIS PERKINS

New York Times bestselling writer, D&D storyteller, Dungeon Master, and proud owner of a Chiweenie named Milo.

Twitter: @ChrisPerkinsDnD
https://twitter.com/chrisperkinsdnd

Wikipedia:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christopher_Perkins_(game_designer)

“The Dungeon Master Experience” article archive on Wizards of the Coast:
http://archive.wizards.com/DnD/Archive.aspx?category=all&subcategory=dmexperience


D&D NEWS

ENnies Voting is still going until
http://www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?2728-The-ENnies-Voting-Booth-Is-Live!#.VaBRBPlViko

How to check the balance of your D20 (Twenty sider)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VI3N4Qg-JZM

How Dungeons & Dragons Informed ‘Fast And The Furious’
http://www.forbes.com/sites/natalierobehmed/2015/06/29/how-dungeons-dragons-informed-fast-and-the-furious/


NEXT WEEK:

Gregory Wilson AKA “Arvan Eleron”, professor, fantasy author, and Twitch personality.

 

Jul 6, 2015

Shane Plays Radio / Podcast Show Notes: July 4, 2015:

JURASSIC TO THE FUTURE!

Highlights: Back to the Future 30th anniversary and actor Matty Cardarople of Jurassic World, Selfie and Dumb and Dumber To!

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

Great Scott! 30th Anniversary of Back to the Future!
http://www.thedigitalbits.com/columns/history-legacy--showmanship/going-back-in-time-back-to-the-future-30th
As my friend Colter said on Facebook: “We are now officially as far removed from 1985 as 1955 was from the movie.” Mind blown.

Next Star Trek movie officially called "Star Trek Beyond"
http://news.yahoo.com/star-trek-beyond-director-unveils-first-image-110137298.html

'Guardians of the Galaxy' Sequel Gets Title
https://www.yahoo.com/movies/guardians-of-the-galaxy-sequel-gets-title-122786023477.html

EW: Stunning New Shots Of Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman Revealed
http://news.yahoo.com/new-batman-v-superman-stills-show-bruce-wayne-151945470.html

Terminator Genisys
-Not doing so well with the critics
-27% on Rotten Tomatoes
-39% on Metacritic

Jurassic World
71% Rotten Tomatoes
Inside Out
98% Rotten Tomatoes
Mad Max Fury Road
98% Rotten Tomatoes

The ENnies (Oscars of RPGs)
http://www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?2711-Congratulations-to-the-2015-ENnies-Nominees!#.VZGwc-1VhBc
-ENnies Mass Effect RPG disqualification
http://www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?2713-Regarding-the-Mass-Effect-ENnies-Nomination#.VZKwXe1VhBe

New Marvel Covers / Series:
Is this the future of Marvel Comics? More than 40 new covers reportedly leak
http://www.theverge.com/2015/6/30/8870201/marvel-comics-secret-wars-spider-man
See all 45 covers on Imgur:
http://imgur.com/a/FOJ0Y
Marvel Announces 45 All-New All-Different Series
http://comicbook.com/2015/06/29/marvel-announces-45-all-new-all-different-series

PETER PARKER 'Stepped Up' As High Tech Tycoon In AMAZING SPIDER-MAN
http://www.newsarama.com/24993-peter-parker-stepped-up-as-high-tech-tycoon-in-amazing-spider-man.html
-Miles Morales is young, rookie teenage Spider-Man
-Peter Parker is older, more mature globe trotting Spider-Man (Tony Stark/Iron Man)
-For better or worse, Spider-mobile making a come back

Be Cool, Scooby Doo!
New Scooby Doo cartoon coming in the Fall of this year airing on Boomerang
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Be_Cool,_Scooby-Doo!

Nintendo Won’t Discount Digital Releases, Planning to Reward You For Buying Them Instead
http://www.gamespot.com/articles/nintendo-wont-discount-digital-releases-planning-t/1100-6428481/

Nintendo Prioritising Satisfying Wii U Owners, CEO Says
http://www.gamespot.com/articles/nintendo-prioritising-satisfying-wii-u-owners-ceo-/1100-6428483/


BACK TO THE FUTURE 30TH ANNIVERSARY:
Great Scott! Shane and his buddy Colter McCorkindale geek out on Back to the Future, an important part of their childhoods and geek DNA!


INTERVIEW:

Matty Cardarople

Actor: Jurassic World, Selfie, and Dumb and Dumber To

@MattyCardarople

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1781213/
Website: http://www.mattycardarople.com/


NEXT WEEK

Chris Perkins, Dungeon Master to the Stars!

 

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