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A journey into the things we love: D&D and other RPGs, tabletop games, wargames, video games, comics and comic books, Star Trek, Star Wars, Doctor Who, fan films, movies, TV, books, sci-fi, fantasy, more! Hosted by a fellow geek that supports and encourages geeks and our fandoms in all of their various splendor! Come along and get your geek on (or maybe even discover you inner geek)!
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Aug 23, 2015

Shane Plays Radio / Podcast- August 22, 2015:
COMIC BOOKS - Berryhill & Breitweisers in the Haus!

Highlights: Interview with River City Comic Expo guests Comics creators Stu Berryhill (Man of God), Mich Breitwieser (Captain America), and Bettie Breitweiser (Winter Soldier, Velvet).  We're also joined by RCCE organizer Brent Douglass.

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


SHANE'S UNABASHEDLY SELF-PROMOTIN' NEWS ITEMS

Alex Ross: No Marvel "reset" post-Secret Wars
http://shaneplays.com/alex-ross-no-marvel-reset-post-secret-wars/

Sword Coast Legends: 8/18 bonus stream news and notes
http://shaneplays.com/sword-coast-legends-818-bonus-stream-news-and-notes/

Sword Coast Legends: Head start dates and 8/20 live stream notes
http://shaneplays.com/sword-coast-legends-head-start-dates-and-820-live-stream-notes/


INTERVIEW: River City Comic Expo Guests

From the River City Comic Expo: Comics creators Stu Berryhill (Man of God), Mich Breitwieser (Captain America), and Bettie Breitweiser (Winter Soldier, Velvet).

We're also joined by RCCE organizer Brent Douglass.


Stuart Berryhill - Inker

Stuart on Comixology:
https://www.comixology.com/Stuart-Berryhill/comics-creator/9592


Mitch Breitweiser - Penciler / Inker / Writer

Mitch on Comixology:
https://www.comixology.com/Mitch-Breitweiser/comics-creator/48

iFanboy Upstarts: Mitch Breitweiser
http://ifanboy.com/articles/ifanboy-upstarts-mitch-breitweiser/


Bettie Breitweiser - Colorist / Inker

Bettie on Comixology:
https://www.comixology.com/Elizabeth-Breitweiser/comics-creator/1784

 

NEXT WEEK

River City Comic Expo

Live broadcast from River City Comic Expo, Arkansas' Biggest Comic and Entertainment Convention.

Website: http://rivercitycomicexpo.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/459959804155316/

Aug 16, 2015

Shane Plays Radio / Podcast- August 15, 2015:
MEGATREKWARS!

Highlights: Interview with the MegaWars team; Star Trek fan films.

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


SHANE’S UNABASHEDLY SELF-PROMOTIN’ NEWS ITEM

Sword Coast Legends: 8/13 live stream summary & juicy new game details
http://shaneplays.com/sword-coast-legends-813-live-stream-summary-juicy-new-details/


INTERVIEW: MegaWars

David Baity (passionate fan turned founder), Neal Hallford (industry veteran) and Matt Parisi (the adult in the room) talk MegaWars, their 30-day MMOBA that is a reincarnation of MegaWars 3 and provides a unique strategy / alliance gaming experience that can’t be found in today’s market.

Website: www.megawars.net

Twitter: @MegaWars_


STAR TREK FAN FILMS

Paragon's Paragon
Website: http://paragonsparagon.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Paragons-Paragon-Star-Trek-Fan-Film/182365455166353
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2BW1G4K8B4

Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning
Website: http://www.starwreck.com/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHAPXlVq5lk

Star Trek Continues
Website: http://www.startrekcontinues.com/
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/StarTrekContinues

Star Trek Phase II (previously New Voyages)
Website: http://www.startreknewvoyages.com/
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCkxwocDze43XGhvUptIRFQ

Star Trek Renegades
Website: http://startrekrenegades.com/
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/StarTrekRenegades

Star Trek Axenar
Website: http://www.startrekaxanar.com/
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/startrekaxanar

The Con of Wrath
http://larrynemecek.com/conofwrath.htm


NEXT WEEK

Guests from the upcoming River City Comic Expo, Arkansas’ Biggest Comic and Entertainment Convention.

Website: http://rivercitycomicexpo.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/459959804155316/

 

Aug 9, 2015

Shane Plays Radio / Podcast - August 8, 2015:
THE BATTLEBARDS TALE!

Highlights: Interview with Alex Jarzebinski, Audio Director of BattleBards fantasy audio for tabletop games; geek news items and tidbits.

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


INTERVIEW: BattleBards

Alex Jarzebinski, Audio Director of BattleBards, talks about their Epic fantasy audio and tools for tabletop role playing games (RPGs).

Website: http://battlebards.com

Twitter: @BattleBards

 

GEEK NEWS AND TIDBITS

Fantastic Four movie is stinking up the joint
-Both critics and word of mouth are pretty bad
-This is a FOX movie, not a “Marvel Cinematic Universe” movie
-Rotten Tomatoes 9%: http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/fantastic_four_2015/

GenCon Has Doubled In Size Since 2010
61,423 in 2015!
http://www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?2800-Gen-Con-Has-Doubled-In-Size-Since-2010

2015 ENies winners
The Oscars of table top role playing games
http://www.ennie-awards.com/blog/congratulations-to-all-the-2015-ennie-award-winners/

Windows 10 released July 29
-Shane upgraded with no problems
Windows 10: The first 5 things you need to do immediately after you install it
https://www.yahoo.com/tech/s/windows-10-first-5-things-immediately-install-133029496.html
Windows 10 is spying on almost everything you do – here’s how to opt out
https://www.yahoo.com/tech/s/windows-10-spying-almost-everything-opt-130502898.html

‘Dungeons & Dragons’ Legal Settlement Paves Way for New Movie set in Forgotten Realms
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/dungeons-dragons-legal-settlement-paves-812674

Mark Hamill Confirmed to Return as The Joker in BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE
http://nerdist.com/mark-hamill-confirmed-to-return-as-the-joker-in-batman-the-killing-joke/

Wii U sales finally hit 10 million units as Nintendo nabs tiny profit
http://www.cnet.com/news/wii-u-sales-finally-hit-10m-units-as-nintendo-turns-out-tiny-profit/


NEXT WEEK

MegaWars – David Baity of the online MMO space strategy game with heavy PvP and a cool twist… it resets every 30 days! MegaWars has a rich history over several decades and is being brought into the now!
http://www.megawars.net/

Aug 2, 2015

Shane Plays Radio / Podcast Show Notes - August 1, 2015:
SERPENT IN THE SHANELANDS!

Highlights:  Interview with game developers Joe and Hannah Williams of Whalenought studios; Justice League: Gods & Monsters review; Matt Barton on the history of SimCity.

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


INTERVIEW: Whalenought Studios

Joe and Hannah Williams talk about their stylistic, hardcore cRPG Serpent in the Staglands.

Website: http://whalenoughtstudios.com

Twitter: @whalenought

Shane’s Let’s Play series of Serpent in the Staglands on YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlNkQuTXnH2_ra2iHguweeIxPG8lzZkGQ


REVIEW: JUSTICE LEAGUE: GODS & MONSTERS

What did Shane think of the new DCU animated feature Justice League: Gods & Monsters? Hint: he liked it. A lot.

Full review: http://shaneplays.com/justice-league-gods-and-monsters-review/


THE STORY OF SIM CITY

Professor, author and MattChat host Matt Barton on the history of SimCity

Possibility Space #1: http://mattchat.us/?p=1005

Matt Barton / MattChat YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/blacklily8


NEXT WEEK

BattleBards – Epic fantasy audio & tools for tabletop RPGs
https://battlebards.com/

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!

 

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

 

May 31, 2015

Shane Plays Radio / Podcast Show Notes: May 30, 2015

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.


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

 

Pac-Man 35th Anniversary
May 20, 1980
How to play for free: http://time.com/3893985/pac-man-free-35th-anniversary/

CALS Con
http://www.cals.lib.ar.us/cals-con/

Mad Max movie
Shane loooved it!

Suicide Squad movie
Jared Leto’s Joker – love it or hate it?
Batman appearing?

Tron 3 cancelled?

What are you playing?
Witcher 3

What I’m playing:
Pillars of Eternity
Shadowrun Chronicles
Hearthstone (mobile)

Kung Fury
Free, CRAZY movie on YouTube!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bS5P_LAqiVg

STAR TREK NEWS

New Star Trek CGI series
http://www.startrekbeyondthestars.com/

Star Trek Continues: The White Iris
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUg8-Tz69_I


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

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