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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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Aug 31, 2016

D&D / RPG scholar and historian Jon Peterson!

Highlights: Geek news; D&D and RPG scholar / historian Jon Peterson, author of Playing at the World.

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays geek talk radio show from 8/27/2016

Shane Plays airs on Saturdays at 1:05 PM Central on 96.5 FM TheAnswer in Little Rock. It can also be heard online at http://965fmtheanswer.com and on the Tune In Radio app and iHeartRadio apps. Call in at 501-823-0965 or tweet @ShanePlays during the show!

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

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

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

SHOW NOTES

NEWS ITEMS

Man tries to rob store with sword; finds clerk also has a sword | GlobalNews.ca
http://globalnews.ca/news/2169438/watch-man-tries-to-rob-store-with-sword-finds-clerk-also-has-a-sword/

Happy 25th birthday to the World Wide Web (again) | CNet
http://www.cnet.com/news/happy-25th-birthday-to-the-world-wide-web/

The Neverending Story in theaters September 4th & 7th
http://www.fathomevents.com/event/the-neverending-story

D&D / Acquisitions, Inc. in theaters September 4th
http://fathomevents.com/event/dungeons-and-dragons

Dungeons & Dragons 5E proves to be a sales monster | DDOPlayers.com
http://ddoplayers.com/2016/08/13/dungeons-dragons-5e-proves-to-be-a-sales-monster/

D&D Syndicated Radio Show Pilot from the 80s | Playing at the World
http://playingattheworld.blogspot.com/2016/08/the-d-syndicated-radio-show-pilot.html?m=1

GUEST: JON PETERSON

Jon Peterson, role playing game historian and author of Playing at the World.

@docetist

http://playingattheworld.blogspot.com/

Inside the Lost 1980s Dungeons & Dragons Movie Gary Gygax Loved | Escapist
http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/tabletop/features/14604-Inside-Lost-1980s-Dungeons-Dragons-Movie-Gary-Gygax-Loved

https://www.amazon.com/Playing-at-World-Jon-Peterson/dp/0615642047/

NEXT WEEK: MONTE COOK GAMES

Monte Cook Games COO Charles M. Ryan joins to talk about their new Invisible Sun RPG.

Aug 24, 2016

Veteran Inker John Beatty!

Highlights: Geek news; comic book artist and industry veteran John Beatty (Punisher, Secret Wars, Captain America, Batman). Special guest local comics artist Stuart Berryhill.

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays geek talk radio show from 8/20/2016

Shane Plays airs on Saturdays at 1:05 PM Central on 96.5 FM TheAnswer in Little Rock. It can also be heard online at http://965fmtheanswer.com and on the Tune In Radio app and iHeartRadio apps. Call in at 501-823-0965 or tweet @ShanePlays during the show!

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

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

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

SHOW NOTES

Kickstarter! Villains and Vigilantes™ 3.0: The Mighty Protectors™ RPG
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jeffdee/villains-and-vigilantestm-30-the-mighty-protectors

NEWS ITEMS

Kenny Baker, actor behind R2-D2, dies | The Guardian
https://www.theguardian.com/film/2016/aug/13/kenny-baker-r2-d2-dies-star-wars

Pokémon Go cracks down on cheaters with lifetime bans
https://techcrunch.com/2016/08/15/pokemon-go-cracks-down-on-cheaters-with-lifetime-bans/

Henry Cavill Teases Black Superman Costume For Justice League | Nerdist
http://nerdist.com/henry-cavill-teases-black-superman-costume-for-justice-league/

The Shazam Movie Will Exist In The DC Universe On Its Own Terms | Nerdist
http://nerdist.com/the-shazam-movie-will-exist-in-the-dc-universe-on-its-own-terms/

Adam West, Burt Ward, Julie Newmar return for animated Batman movie | Entertainment Weekly
http://www.ew.com/article/2016/08/17/batman-adam-west-burt-ward-julie-newmar-animated

Marvel And Hulu Announce Runaways TV Series | Comicbook.com
http://comicbook.com/2016/08/17/marvel-and-hulu-announce-runaways-tv-series/

GUEST: JOHN BEATTY

Comic book artist and industry veteran John Beatty (Punisher, Secret Wars, Captain America, Batman, much more!)

@_johnbeatty_

http://johnbeattyart.com/

John Beatty on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Beatty_(illustrator)

NEXT WEEK

Jon Peterson, role playing game historian and author of Playing at the World.

@docetist

https://www.amazon.com/Playing-at-World-Jon-Peterson/dp/0615642047/

Aug 15, 2016

No Man's Sky, Star Trek Discovery & Suicide Squad!

Highlights: Extended geek news segment; No Man's Sky; Star Trek Discovery; Suicide Squad movie.

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays geek talk radio show from 8/13/2016

Shane Plays airs on Saturdays at 1:05 PM Central on 96.5 FM TheAnswer in Little Rock. It can also be heard online at http://965fmtheanswer.com and on the Tune In Radio app and iHeartRadio apps. Call in at 501-823-0965 or tweet @ShanePlays during the show!

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

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

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

NEWS ITEMS

RPG Codex Torment Gamescom appointment CANCELLED
http://www.rpgcodex.net/forums/index.php?threads/codex-torment-gamescom-appointment-cancelled.110327/page-43#post-4683958

212,620 people playing No Man's Sky at once makes it the biggest Steam launch this year | PC Gamer
http://www.pcgamer.com/no-mans-sky-sales/

Star Wars Rogue One Trailer from Olympics looks rawkin' spanky
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frdj1zb9sMY

Bryan Fuller Unloads Details About Upcoming ‘Star Trek Discovery’ Series | Deadline
http://deadline.com/2016/08/star-trek-discovery-bryan-fuller-cbs-all-access-1201801698/

'Ghostbusters' Heading for $70M-Plus Loss, Sequel Unlikely | The Hollywood Reporter
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/ghostbusters-heading-70m-loss-sequel-918515

Warner Bros. Puts ‘Man of Steel’ Sequel Into Active Development | The Wrap
http://www.thewrap.com/warner-bros-puts-man-of-steel-sequel-into-active-development-exclusive/

'Embarrassed' Fan Plans to Sue 'Suicide Squad' for False Advertising | Moviefone
http://www.moviefone.com/2016/08/09/embarrassed-fan-plans-sue-suicide-squad-for-false-advertising/

Nintendo issues DMCA notice against that really good Metroid II fan remake | PC Gamer
http://www.pcgamer.com/nintendo-issues-dmca-notice-against-that-really-good-metroid-ii-fan-remake/

GoldenEye 007 gets an unofficial (free) multiplayer remake with modern graphics | The Verge
http://www.theverge.com/2016/8/12/12457748/goldeneye-007-source-mod-pc-remake-multplayer-gaming

Aug 10, 2016

Batman: The Killing Joke!

Highlights: Geek news; How does the animated Batman: The Killing Joke compare to the graphic novel? Special guest: Comedian and Brain Trust Show host Michael Brown.

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays geek talk radio show from 8/6/2016

Shane Plays airs on Saturdays at 1:05 PM Central on 96.5 FM TheAnswer in Little Rock. It can also be heard online at http://965fmtheanswer.com and on the Tune In Radio app and iHeartRadio apps. Call in at 501-823-0965 or tweet @ShanePlays during the show!

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

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

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

NEWS ITEMS

‘Batman and Harley Quinn,’ ‘Teen Titans,’ ‘Justice League Dark’ Movies Announced | TV Overmind
http://www.tvovermind.com/movies/batman-harley-quinn-teen-titans-justice-league-dark-movies-announced

The First 13 Years Of ‘Nintendo Power’ Can Now Be Read Online | Uproxx
http://uproxx.com/gammasquad/nintendo-power-read-old-issues/

World first: Skydiver plummets 25,000 feet — with no parachute | CNN.com
http://www.cnn.com/2016/07/31/us/skydiver-no-parachute-successful-landing-trnd/index.html

ABC confirms ‘conversations’ are underway for potential Star Wars TV series | Blastr
http://www.blastr.com/2016-8-4/abc-confirms-conversations-are-underway-potential-star-wars-tv-series

SHOW TOPIC: BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE

Does the animated version live up to the classic graphic novel?!

With guest Michael Brown of Brain Trust Show:
http://patreon.com/braintrustshow
http://youtube.com/braintrustshow

BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE Trailer Redrawn – Comparison
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFEHTAnsmGU

Buy The Killing Joke from Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/Batman-Killing-Joke-Kevin-Conroy/dp/B0169PXH2C/ref=sr_1_1?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1469809189&sr=1-1&keywords=the+killing+joke

 

Aug 3, 2016

Gary Gygax & The Empire of the Imagination!

Highlights: Geek news; Author Michael Witwer & his Gary Gygax biography Empire of the Imagination. Special Guest: Stephen Chenault of Troll Lord Games.

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays geek talk radio show from 7/30/2016

Shane Plays airs on Saturdays at 1:05 PM Central on 96.5 FM TheAnswer in Little Rock. It can also be heard online at http://965fmtheanswer.com and on the Tune In Radio app and iHeartRadio apps. Call in at 501-823-0965 or tweet @ShanePlays during the show!

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

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

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

SHOW NOTES

New Troll Lord Games Kickstarter!
The Hallowed Oracle: Troll Lord Games has partnered with Shane Moore of Abyss Walker fame to bring you even more Castles & Crusades! An all new adventure series, complete with new classes, spells and monsters!
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/676918054/castles-and-crusades-the-hallowed-oracle

NEWS ITEMS

Star Trek: Discovery Officially Takes Place in the Prime Universe | Gizmodo
http://io9.gizmodo.com/star-trek-discovery-officially-takes-place-in-the-prim-1784196830

First Look – Test Flight of Star Trek’s U.S.S. Discovery
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqm9HSYbf0o

Nintendo NX is a portable console with detachable controllers (It also connects to your TV, and runs cartridges) | Eurogamer
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2016-07-26-nx-is-a-portable-console-with-detachable-controllers

Roll20 Becomes An Officially Licensed D&D Platform | EN World
http://www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?3597-Roll20-Becomes-An-Officially-Licensed-D-D-Platform#.V5o-mrgrKCh

Watch The Next PAX Live D&D Event In Cinemas | EN World
http://www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?3601-Watch-The-Next-PAX-Live-D-D-Event-In-Cinemas&utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter#.V5uifzkrKOE

Transformers Producer Enters Into Deal With Gygax Estate To “Oversee The Gygax Catalog” | EN World
http://www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?3595-Transformers-Producer-Enters-Into-Deal-With-Gygax-Estate-To-Oversee-The-Gygax-Catalog#.V5rJCbgrKCg

GUEST: MICHAEL WITWER

Empire of Imagination: Gary Gygax and the Birth of Dungeons & Dragons by Michael Witwer
https://www.amazon.com/Empire-Imagination-Gygax-Dungeons-Dragons/dp/1632862034/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1469210311&sr=8-1&keywords=empire+of+the+imagination

NEXT WEEK: BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE

Does the animated version live up to the classic graphic novel?!

https://www.amazon.com/Batman-Killing-Joke-Kevin-Conroy/dp/B0169PXH2C/ref=sr_1_1?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1469809189&sr=1-1&keywords=the+killing+joke

 

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