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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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Nov 29, 2015

Shane Plays Radio / Podcast- November 28, 2015:
GOOD & BAD COMPUTER RPGs!

Highlights: Roundtable discussion of "what makes a good computer RPG?" with Matt Barton, Johnny Wood & Felipe Pepe; geek news.

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 1:05 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 is also on Krypton Radio! http://kryptonradio.com SciFi for your Wifi!

Listen to the Shane Plays podcast on iTunes and Stitcher and other fine podcast directories after the live show.

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


SHOW NOTES


NEWS ITEMS

Arvan Eleron (AKA fantasy author and Twitch streamer Gregory A. Wilson) streams a special D&D event with author friends and living legend Ed Greenwood!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tG8SKANyTPA

Two part Matt Chat interview with my friend Johnny Wood re: his classic, multiplayer Ultima project
Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRpepiz_Lvc
Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtBIkVMqAYk

Centipede creator Dona Bailey teaches at UALR in Little Rock
She was the only woman in the arcade division at Atari in 1980.
http://www.arktimes.com/arkansas/centipede-creator-teaches-at-ualr/Content?oid=4175309

Weird Al Yankovic Gets Animated on Teen Titans Go!
http://www.tvinsider.com/article/55369/weird-al-yankovic-gets-animated-on-teen-titans-go-video/

Arcade champion Billy Mitchell loses case against cartoon portrayal
Judge declares Mitchell is not a 'giant floating head,' contrary to belief
http://www.polygon.com/2015/11/24/9792472/billy-mitchell-regular-show-court-case

Legends Of Tomorrow Premiere Date Announced, New Trailer Released
Premieres January 21st on The CW
http://www.forbes.com/sites/erikkain/2015/11/25/legends-of-tomorrow-premiere-date-announced-new-trailer-released/

Captain America: Civil War trailer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVdV-lxRPFo
-Most interesting thing for Shane was a glimpse of the Black Panther

Star Wars The Force Awakens Countdown: 19 days


GUEST: COMPUTER RPGs

What makes a good computer RPG?

Roundtable discussion of "what makes a good computer RPG?" with Matt Barton, Johnny Wood & Felipe Pepe.

Matt Barton's Matt Chat YouTube Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCE98xefVUXmbvQfe-wNS8oA

Johnny Wood's Classic Multiplayer Ultima Project:
http://www.shatteredmoon.com/?page_id=9

Felipe Pepe's CRPG Book Project:
https://crpgbook.wordpress.com/

TWEET OF THE WEEK:

@roleplayingtips: Something one of my players said: "The most important thing I've learned from D&D is that the best AC is somebody else's AC"


NEXT WEEK:

Frontline Gaming & Warhammer 40K

Frontline Gaming and Warhammer.

Frontline Gaming: http://www.frontlinegaming.org/

Frontline Gaming on Twitch: http://www.twitch.tv/frontlinegaming_tv

Games Workshop Warhammer 40K: http://www.games-workshop.com/en-CA/Warhammer-40-000

 

 

 

Nov 22, 2015

Shane Plays Radio / Podcast- November 21, 2015:
POST-APOCALYPTIC AUTHORS!

Highlights: Authors P.R. Principe (Omega Plague: Collapse) and Thomas Kroepfl (ZWD: King of an Empty City); geek news.

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 1:05 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 is also on Krypton Radio! http://kryptonradio.com SciFi for your Wifi!

Listen to the Shane Plays podcast on iTunes and Stitcher and other fine podcast directories after the live show.

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

SHOW NOTES

Sword Coast Legends giveaway: Shane is giving away a copy of the D&D computer game Sword Coast Legends! Send a tweet mentioning “Sword Coast Legends” to @ShanePlays on Twitter or a comment on the Sword Cost Legends giveaway post pinned to the top of the Shane Plays Facebook page. Winner randomly chosen Monday, November 30th.

NEWS ITEMS

New Patreon supporters – the Shane Plays news staff gets a $.03 an hour raise!

Shane finally watched Terminator Genisys – what did he think?

Speaking of The Terminator, Arny himself was at a Wal-Mart in NW Arkansas and had some photos taken with the Terminator Genisys display and buying camo and pajamas
https://www.facebook.com/ArkToday/photos/a.298392666898924.70079.292166570854867/929538447117673/?type=3

Yep, You Can Play Dungeons & Dragons in VR Now
http://gizmodo.com/yep-you-can-play-dungeons-dragons-in-vr-now-1742710641

Shane’s friend Keith’s Fallout 4 character is rocking the Wasteland in his skivvies
(see show post at http://shaneplays.com for screenshots)

Chris Avellone talks Fallout 3 that never was, including pen & paper origins http://www.polygon.com/2015/11/16/9746264/fallout-3-van-buren-chris-avellone-nyu-practice-2015

Mystery Science Theater 3000 revival introduces a new host
http://www.polygon.com/2015/11/17/9749524/mystery-science-theater-3000-revival-introduces-a-new-host
-Also hit $2M kickstarter goal in 6 days
-Does not include former cast members Kevin Murphy, Bill Corbett or Mike Nelson

Star Wars:
Star Wars Battlefront: review aggregate
Xbox One: 75, PS4 & PC: 72
http://www.metacritic.com/search/all/star%20wars%20battlefront/results
How many people did Luke Skywalker kill? Let us count them all.
http://www.polygon.com/2015/11/17/9749204/luke-skywalker-kills-supercut-video-vader
Star Wars: The Force Awakens countdown: 26 days!

GUEST: POST-APOCALYPTIC AUTHORS

Little Rock area authors P.R. Principe and Thomas Kroepfl.

Omega Plague: Collapse by P.R. Principe on Amazon
http://www.amazon.com/Omega-Plague-Collapse-P-R-Principe-ebook/dp/B011X1IIMG/

ZWD: King of an Empty City by Thomas Kroepfl on Amazon
http://www.amazon.com/ZWD-King-Empty-Thomas-Kroepfl-ebook/dp/B013M5G8V4/

NEXT WEEK: COMPUTER RPGs

What makes a good computer RPG?

 

Nov 16, 2015

Shane Plays Radio / Podcast- November 14, 2015:
SWORD COAST LEGENDS & D&D's CHRIS PERKINS!

Highlights: D&D computer game Sword Coast Legends with Ash Sevilla (Community Manager, n-Space) & Chris Perkins (Principal Designer, D&D); geek news.

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 1:05 PM Central on 96.5 FM The Answer in Little Rock (For all of October and through November 14th, Shane Plays Radio will air live on sister station 99.5 FM at the regular time of 1:05 PM on Saturdays, then air again pre-recorded on Sundays on 96.5 FM at 1:05 PM). It can also be heard online at http://965fmtheanswer.com and on the Tune In Radio and iHeart Radio apps.

Shane Plays is also on Krypton Radio! http://kryptonradio.com SciFi for your Wifi!

Listen to the Shane Plays podcast on iTunes and Stitcher and other fine podcast directories after the live show.

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

SHOW NOTES

For all of October and through November 14th, Shane Plays Radio will air live on sister station 99.5 FM at the regular time of 1:05 PM on Saturdays, then air again pre-recorded on Sundays on 96.5 FM at 1:05 PM.


NEWS ITEMS

4th Annual Comic Con-Way
13th, 14th & 15th. Friday was at Faulkner County Library, Saturday & Sunday at Conway Expo Center
http://www.comicon-way.com/

Fallout 4 released Tuesday, 11/10
Bethesda announces staggering Fallout 4 sales
https://www.pixeldynamo.com/news/gaming/2015/11/13/87428/bethesda-announces-staggering-fallout-4-sales/

This World of Warcraft BlizzCon Cosplayer Is None Other Than Jamie Lee Curtis
http://www.gamespot.com/articles/this-world-of-warcraft-blizzcon-cosplayer-is-none-/1100-6432120/

MST3K Kickstarter: something for them to… crow about
1.6M out of 2M goal with 27 days to go
Joel Hodgson doing KS… my favorite (but I like Mike, too)
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mst3k/bringbackmst3k

Spectre sets record for Largest film stunt explosion ever
http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/news/2015/11/daniel-craig-accepts-certificate-for-largest-film-stunt-explosion-in-latest-bond-405307
Guinness: The explosion yielded a total “68.47 tonnes of TNT equivalent” and was created by, “detonating 8,418 litres of kerosene with 33 kg of powder explosives.” The blast lasted for more than seven seconds.

Sony says goodbye to Betamax tapes
http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/sony-says-goodbye-to-betamax-tapes/ar-CCbCXy

Two previous show corrections
-Solaris book was by Polish author StanisÅ‚aw Lem, not a Russian. The 1972 Solaris movie was Russian (from Numenera! – 9/19/2015) – YouTube user Tytus de Zoo
-Godzilla vs King Kong 1962 movie “alternate” ending was more implied than outright (from Troll Lord Games / Castles & Crusades – 10/17/2015) – YouTube user NegatsuSan

Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Countdown: 33 days!

GUEST: SWORD COAST LEGENDS

Sword Coast Legends
https://swordcoast.com/

Video: Sword Coast Legends – Play with Chris Perkins
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JiqCXuS8n8g

Sword Coast Legends on Twitter: @SwordCoast

Chris Perkins on Twitter: @ChrisPerkinsDnD

NEXT WEEK: LITTLE ROCK AUTHORS P.R. PRINCIPE & THOMAS KROEPFL

Omega Plague: Collapse by P.R. Principe on Amazon
http://www.amazon.com/Omega-Plague-Collapse-P-R-Principe-ebook/dp/B011X1IIMG/

ZWD: King of an Empty City by Thomas Kroepfl on Amazon
http://www.amazon.com/ZWD-King-Empty-Thomas-Kroepfl-ebook/dp/B013M5G8V4/

Nov 9, 2015

Shane Plays Radio / Podcast- November 7, 2015:
THE POWER OF COMICS!

Highlights: Comic books with Randy Duncan, comics professor, scholar and author of The Power of Comics; geek news.

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 1:05 PM Central on 96.5 FM The Answer in Little Rock (For all of October and through November 14th, Shane Plays Radio will air live on sister station 99.5 FM at the regular time of 1:05 PM on Saturdays, then air again pre-recorded on Sundays on 96.5 FM at 1:05 PM). It can also be heard online at http://965fmtheanswer.com and on the Tune In Radio and iHeart Radio apps.

Shane Plays is also on Krypton Radio! http://kryptonradio.com SciFi for your Wifi!

Listen to the Shane Plays podcast on iTunes and Stitcher and other fine podcast directories after the live show.

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

SHOW NOTES

For all of October and through November 14th, Shane Plays Radio will air live on sister station 99.5 FM at the regular time of 1:05 PM on Saturdays, then air again pre-recorded on Sundays on 96.5 FM at 1:05 PM.


NEWS ITEMS

New ‘Star Trek’ TV Series in the Works for 2017
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/star-trek-tv-series-works-828638

Activision buys Candy Crush maker King for $5.9 billion http://www.polygon.com/2015/11/2/9662230/activision-buys-candy-crush-maker-king

Warcraft Movie Official Trailer Coming Friday, New Poster Releasedhttp://www.gamespot.com/articles/warcraft-movie-official-trailer-coming-friday-new-/1100-6431918/

Blizzard Will No Longer Report World of Warcraft Subscriber Numbers
http://www.gamespot.com/articles/blizzard-will-no-longer-report-world-of-warcraft-s/1100-6431943/

Blizzard updating classic games to “restore to glory” (StarCraft (1998), Warcraft III (2002), and Diablo II( 2000)
http://www.gamespot.com/articles/blizzard-looking-to-revive-these-classic-games-upd/1100-6431991/

Impressive Metroid Fan Film
https://youtu.be/x3kfyZJhC3U

GOG Big Fall Sale: Hundreds of DRM-free games up to 90% off
http://www.gog.com/?pp=6a3236f5f213960de5c415fd15c6d1cb5a46d04e

J.K. Rowling just gave America its own word for ‘muggle’ and it’s awkward
http://www.polygon.com/2015/11/4/9671594/muggle-no-maj-harry-potter

The Nintendo Playstation Prototype works and here’s the proof!
http://www.juicygamereviews.com/retro-blog/the-nintendo-playstation-prototype-works-and-heres-the-proof

J.J. Abrams helped a dying Star Wars fan see The Force Awakens early http://www.theverge.com/2015/11/5/9677814/star-wars-the-force-awakens-advance-screening-daniel-fleetwood

This International Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer Has Tons Of New Footage
http://io9.com/holy-cow-this-international-star-wars-the-force-awake-1740954520

Star Wars: The Force Awakens countdown
40 days!


GUEST: RANDY DUNCAN & THE POWER OF COMICS

The Power of Comics on Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1472535707/

Creating Comics as Journalism, Memoir and Nonfiction on Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Creating-Comics-Journalism-Memoir-Nonfiction/dp/0415730082/

Randy Duncan: Creating a class filled with costumes, iconic characters and CRASH!
http://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2012/oct/14/randy-duncan-creating-class-filled-costumes-iconic/?f=trilakes


TWEET OF THE WEEK:

@ShanePlays: When the biggest thing to talk about is sexuality, gender, or ethnicity of your characters… story has been tossed in favor of propaganda


NEXT WEEK:

Not 100% confirmed on their end yet, but you know it’s Shane Plays so it’ll be geeky!

Nov 2, 2015

Shane Plays Radio / Podcast- October 31, 2015:
JEFF DEE & JACK HERMAN / VILLAINS & VIGILANTES!

Highlights: Jeff Dee & Jack Herman of Villains & Vigilantes / Monkey House Games discuss V&V and their legal battle; geek news.

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 1:05 PM Central on 96.5 FM The Answer in Little Rock (For all of October and through November 14th, Shane Plays Radio will air live on sister station 99.5 FM at the regular time of 1:05 PM on Saturdays, then air again pre-recorded on Sundays on 96.5 FM at 1:05 PM). It can also be heard online at http://965fmtheanswer.com and on the Tune In Radio and iHeart Radio apps.

Shane Plays is also on Krypton Radio! http://kryptonradio.com SciFi for your Wifi!

Listen to the Shane Plays podcast on iTunes and Stitcher and other fine podcast directories after the live show.

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

SHOW NOTES

For all of October and through November 14th, Shane Plays Radio will air live on sister station 99.5 FM at the regular time of 1:05 PM on Saturdays, then air again pre-recorded on Sundays on 96.5 FM at 1:05 PM.


NEWS ITEMS

Twitch launching "Creative" content with Bob Ross marathon
http://blog.twitch.tv/2015/10/introducing-twitch-creative/

Shane Plays Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide first look and review
http://shaneplays.com/dds-sword-coast-adventurers-guide-first-look-review/

Paradox Buys White Wolf – Including World Of Darkness and Vampire The Masquerade – From CCP
http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2015/10/29/paradox-white-wolf/

Nintendo announces first smartphone game Miitomo, delays launch to 2016 http://www.polygon.com/2015/10/28/9633174/nintendo-miitomo-first-smartphone-game-delayed

Luke Skywalker Missing From Star Wars 7 Trailers is ‘No Accident’
http://screenrant.com/star-wars-7-trailers-no-luke-skywalker/
Star Wars 7 Release Day countdown: 47 days!

Chris Pine finally confirms he's in 'Wonder Woman'
http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/entertainthis/2015/10/29/chris-pine-wonder-woman-gal-gadot/74795772/

Dragon’s Lair: The Movie takes to Kickstarter for funding
https://www.pixeldynamo.com/news/gaming/2015/10/26/85127/dragons-lair-movie-takes-kickstarter-funding/


GUEST: JEFF DEE & JACK HERMAN OF MONKEY HOUSE GAMES

Help them out! GoFundMe Monkey House Games Legal Battle: https://www.gofundme.com/monkeyhousegames

Monkey House Games: http://monkeyhousegames.com/

Villains & Vigilantes Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Villains-and-Vigilantes-110965138921803/

Villains & Vigilantes Twitter: @OfficialVandV

Jeff Dee on DeviantArt: http://jeffdee.deviantart.com/

Jeff Dee Home Page: https://www.prismnet.com/unigames/jeffdee.html

Jack Herman Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Herman

Villains & Vigilantes Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Villains_and_Vigilantes


TWEET OF THE WEEK:

@wilw
HuffPost: We’d like to publish a story you wrote!
Me: Cool! What do you pay?
HP: Oh, we can’t afford to pay, but EXPOSURE!
Me: How about no.


NEXT WEEK: RANDY DUNCAN & THE POWER OF COMICS

The Power of Comics on Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1472535707/

Randy Duncan: Creating a class filled with costumes, iconic characters and CRASH!
http://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2012/oct/14/randy-duncan-creating-class-filled-costumes-iconic/?f=trilakes

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