IC 41: Swedish Telephone Game

A fascinating story about Swedish teenagers rigging a phone system in the 1980s has us talking about communication channels and assumptions of anonymity online. Randolf’s playing a brutal new top-down adventure game. In You’ve Gotta See This, we’re discussing the fun and weird Umbrella Academy, and Good Internet, Best Internet has some cool architecture, Ryan Reynolds, and more.

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Show Notes

“How a Phone Glitch Sparked a Teenage Riot” (Medium)

Bulletin Board Systems (BBS) (Wikipedia)

Discord

Gaming

Divinity: Original Sin II (Wikipedia)

The Diablo series (Wikipedia)

Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Wikipedia)

Path of Exile (Wikipedia)

Ties of Numenera (Wikipedia)

Tyranny (Wikipedia)

You’ve Gotta See This (YGST)

This time: The Umbrella Academy Doll (IMDb)

For next time: Documentary Now! (IMDb)

Good Internet, Best Internet (GIBI)
Michael ’s Good 1: Ryan Reynolds doing videos for Detective Pikachu and also with Hugh Jackman
Randolf’s Good 1:r/Brutalism

Randolf’s Good 2: I am a Japanese Schoolteacher Blog (NSFW for written content)
Michael’s Good 2: r/DashCams (Favorites include people caught driving like idiots)

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IC 39: Kingdom Hearts

Kingdom Hearts III has been out for a couple of weeks, and everyone’s talking about it. What’s it like so far? Why is it such a beloved series? We discuss where KH3 stands as a successor game and given the state of games today. We also discuss our You’ve Gotta See This movie, Moon (2009), and GIBI features explainer videos, a dubbed rap video, and some subreddit highlights.

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Show Notes

Kingdom Hearts released at the end of January (CNET)

“Kingdom Hearts is a game in which you had to Be There” (@MaxKriegerVG)

Final Fantasy XV (Wikipedia)

Final Fantasy VII (Wikipedia)

Batman: Arkham Asylum (Wikipedia)

Vaporware in gaming (Wikipedia)

You’ve Gotta See This (YGST)

This time: Moon 2009 (IMDb)

For next time: Russian Doll (IMDb)

Good Internet, Best Internet (GIBI)
Randolf’s Good 1: Rapper doesn’t pay video production company for his music video. So they release it anyway, dubbed.
Michael’s Good 1: Barry Kramer (formerly of Game Grumps) does a 30 minute dense explainer on the entire Kingdom Hearts series

Randolf’s Good 2: r/RoastMe refuses to roast a depressed teenager, instead offers him help.
Michael’s Good 2: A guy on r/TacoBell commits to eating at the restaurant every day of 2019. He posts a follow-up in February confirming he’s still alive.

IC 16: Why We Can’t Have Nice Things

There’s a lot of weird stuff in this one. Michael and Randolf discuss the DeepFake trend on Reddit that has been in the news. Weird cryptocurrencies you’ve never heard of, as well as some Bitcoin discussion. Some bloody indie gaming, and then a GIBI about social networks, Disney, and beautiful HBO shows we love.

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Show Notes
SFW DeepFakes subreddit
r/DeepCage
Neural network technology
CGP Grey: How Robots Learn
“Be Right Back” Black Mirror Episode
r/Garlicoin
Banks get cold feet about Bitcoin

Gaming
Martial Arts Brutality on Steam
Hearthstone from Blizzard

Good Internet, Bad Internet (GIBI)
Randolf’s Good: Facebook’s usage drops, but Zuckerberg says it’s okay.
Michael’s Bad: The Solo TV Spot was meh. (They have since release a full trailer, but my thoughts are still similar about their teasers for the movie.)
Randolf’s Bad: r/AskReddit thread “Which Disney character would you want to have sex with?”
Michael’s Good: Westworld Season 2 trailer

Randolf’s Happily Never Equal podcast on iTunes

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