Popping culture with a rubber chicken since 1802, the WTPC gets freaky with the geeky so you don't have to.
Comedian Steve Bugeja chats to people who've worked on, attended and organised American summer camps. Packed with hilarious, heartwarming and brutally honest stories, this weekly podcast gives you a unique snapshot of life at a summer camp.
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In 2008, Tanya Cook was one of the first black women to be elected to the Nebraska Legislature. Representing a uniquely diverse constituency and bringing a lifetime of international travel to the job, she discovered above all else, she was a black woman living in a red state. Through her unique perspective, she ponders the intersection of politics, race, culture, and Broadway (Lin-Manuel Miranda, specifically) in our daily lives.
The Instance: Weekly radio for fans and lovers of video games and the topics that shape the gaming world. We don't take sides, we don't whine, we just give you the facts, news and tips that you want and need for your favorite online addictions.
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Katie Nolan rounds up the week that was in the sports world and beyond, in a loose and lo-fi setting where unfiltered sports talk meets late night comedy. Airs weekly on FS1.
Patrick is back and joins us for our hot take party on all things MS buys ABK! Tune in as Scott, Joce and Patrick try and make sense of this aquisition and what it all means, especially from the Blizzard point of view. That and what we played and emails too!
Today, it's all about VR, and whether or not it has a viable place in in our gaming future. Tuck in on this one and prep that feedback. Gonna be a wild one.
It's the end of the year! We decided to talk about what we are gonna grind next year! So get in here!
Happy Hollidays from Big Beefn!. Discussion on criminal activity and rap song lyrics from the 90s out of context!--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/shane-rollins/support
John and Shane review the new Spider-Man movie. Discuss adventuress at AEW, and John being a big time social media influencer that doesn’t have time for paupers any more. Also 90s rap songs out of Context!--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/shane-rollins/support
On today's show, a deep dive into why Sea of Thieves is the best game you might not be playing right now. Why is it so good now? Why its systems are so different compared to what you're used to. How it made a GREAT movie crossover, and a LOT more. Plus this week's games, and more!
A quick discussion on Endwalker queues and how to get in when everyone else is doing other things. And why SWTOR stepped in and took Scott's heart. Our big topic this week is the launch of Halo Infinite in it's complete form, and what it means for the series, games as a service, and beyond. Come on in! The water's fine!…
In this show Arron loses his shit in public, they boys play Halo Infinite, and social media influencer John sets himself up for more boring family visits he doesn’t want to go to. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/shane-rollins/support
Happy Endwalker Day. Garrett and Scott dive into what Riot's new MMO might look like. Lots of theories about where things go, including the name.
From self defense claims to Halo to offensive comedy. Tik Tok influencer That Jp gets it all out.--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/shane-rollins/support
Time to discuss what is really happening with Final Fantasy 14 and it's rapid growth over the last few months. Guest Kyle joins us today as well. We also have some takes on the Bobby Kotick news that hit the Wall Street Journal. All that and your emails and more!
Where are we in 2021 with video games adapted for the large and small screen? Are video games like comics, and just need the time to be right to hit new heights in film? Everything from Arcane to Warcraft the movie in today's discussion, so tune in and enjoy!
Big topic today: Should devs let players into the room, and help build their games via committee? Well, that's just what Blizzard might be asking with its new WoW Community Council. We look at that directly, but also the concept in games in general. Lots to say. Plus the games we are playing this week, and a great email about the early days of voic…
We are giving away FF14 today! So tune in! And we hit the news that Blizzcon is out for the foreseeable future. Is that good? When do we want that kind of con again? How are other gaming cons effected. A quick check-in in the games we're playing. ESO, Guardians, DBD, FFXIV, etc. And more!
Why are we getting so much co-op love right now? Well, we try and sus it out on this episode of The Instance. Plus, an emailer has us thinking about how far Destiny 2 has come with their story. All that and more!
In this episode Aaron discuses his exciting relationship. Shane discuses how the first mentally atypical special guest in while underwhelms. Also Aaron crashes into a fucking bush drunk. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/shane-rollins/support
This weeks topic: The massive breach at Twitch, and what it means for gamers, streamers and game-based security in general. Plus hot takes on HS Mercenaries and Back 4 Blood.
Aaron rents a house, Shane discusses his 30 seconds of fame, Aaron continues his performance arts. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/shane-rollins/support
We have a quick update on the Blizzard front up top, but the rest of the show today is all about New World. It hit this week, we've all played a bunch, and we have takes. Some of them are even HOT takes. :) Is it good? Will it have lasting power? How did it perform in its launch window? We have a lot of these answers and more so tune in!…
Scott Garrett and Joce have been seeing a lot of chatter in our circles about difficulty settings in games, hard modes, casual players, and more. Got us to thinking about what the current games-space looks like these days when it comes to game difficulty, and how devs get more players in, and block some players out. Lots to talk about, plus emails …
Aaron discusses life in show biz, horny coworkers, and medical malfeasance. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/shane-rollins/support
Our topic this week deals with video games with a narrative, and why we seem to be swinging back to story after a love affair with games as services. Join Scott, Joce, and Garrett!
From the ESRB, to big blue warning screens before you launch your games, to making sure you're not driving while catching Pokemon. Today we talk about the modern gaming version of 'content warnings'. Do they work? If so, how, and why? Do we need them? And aren't there better ways to do this in an interactive medium? Join Scott, Joce and Garrett for…
Ol Aaron joins in to discuss the war in Aff gan ee stan the war in fucking Afghanistan! YEAH YEAH! Oh and the war at home. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/shane-rollins/support
Covid continues to ravage the cast of Big Beefn. Daniel gets a sex not model 9000. Also the war on terror is over!--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/shane-rollins/support
GOOD NEWS! Jocelyn is our new permanent co-host and we are pretty stoked about it! Today we do a deep dive topic on why we keep buying the same games over and over when they get enhanced, remastered, or resurrected. And why is Mass Effect Legendary a good example, and Warcraft III Reforged such a terrible example. Your thoughts too, plus your email…
Joined by Jocelyn for a deep dive into the world of Elder Scrolls Online. Is it a game you should play? What kind of player does it attract? We dig down and find out! Your emails too!
John and Shane discuss some shit while Aaron is having a rough day.--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/shane-rollins/support
We have one more in us for this mess, and then the real work begins on trying to do our part to make the world a better place. Garrett Scott and Patrick on this one. Yeah, we know, more dude talk. But for all the shows we've done in the last week about this, this one needed to happen for the main show crew.…
Scott and his guest Jules Scott sit down and have a discussion about more of this Blizz fallout, but more specifically, the need for female voices in the discussion, and how even our best intentions are sometimes just a little off target. We hope you’ll listen and be part of the discussion.
John and Shane Discuss He-Man the most powerful mother fucker in the universe!--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/shane-rollins/support
The state of CA is suing Blizzard and Activision and for good reason. Join Scott and guest host Jon as they help make sense of all of it. Plus, our deep look into why Final Fantasy 14 seems to be having such a moment right now in the hearts of MMO players. Your emails and more!
WoW on a handheld? The Steam Deck says, SURE! The big (possibly not real) WoW internal memo leak and what it means, and what we can learn about it. FF14 is getting its own cook book. The Lich King is back with his own board game. Our big discussion this week: Amazon Studios upcoming MMO, "New World". What it is, what we want it to be, what we know,…
Things are changing, and we are here to tell you what that means. What is a single player game when you convert it to a service game? AC wants to find out. Is telling your fans to head over to a competing MMP a revolt, or something else? Also, we go deep on the upcoming D2 Resurrection release, and why we are coming around fast to what they are sel…
Daniel and Shane struggle to remember crappy movies. Daniel reveals the shady ness of Walmart. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/shane-rollins/support
Jake finally weighs in on the benchpress gate scandal. Also discussion on barber's, letter jackets, home coming parades and more! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/shane-rollins/support
Shane reveals his dastardly plot. The boys are unimpressed, especially Aaron who was going to skip the podcast for an exciting rerun of Law and order Special Victims Unit, and a video game. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/shane-rollins/support
Earth is fucked let’s try a redo. Also some other shit is discussed including the bench press challenge.--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/shane-rollins/support
A little up top talk about how seeing next gen game environments makes us want WoW to go there. A few E3 thoughts. The WoW team gets a new animated individual. You want Scott's blanket. We have a date for 9.1, and we blow out the discussion about what it will take to get you back into the game at this stage. How things scale in dungeons and more!…
Shane and John discuss He Man and power ups in movies and some other shit.--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/shane-rollins/support
Couple interesting stories up top about Overwatch going cross-platform, but what that change in Battlenet means to everyone else playing blizzard games. Then our big topic this week: Is Activision really the problem? We discuss the history of the Act/Blizz venture, what the time since looks like when looking back, and what they might do in future t…
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In this episode Daniel discusses his next movie project. Also John talks about it cleaning his rooms and Trumps order to release UFO documents. That’s Bullshit! No Aaron it’s cool shit. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/shane-rollins/support
There is no Blizzcon in 2021. What might they do? We discuss that. Also, More ex-Blizzard news from Frost Giant. Looks like they have Mike looking over their shoulder as well. Zovaal and why he got kicked out of the good graces of his old pals, and now calls The Maw his home. IGN has a good breakdown about the changes at Blizzard. Why is it easier …
Driving down the highway doing fifty fo Aaaron tried to run away when broke the Ford. Car broke down engine fell apart, all cuz of Aaron tryin to get a new start. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/shane-rollins/support
More ex-blizzard people are starting cool new studios! What does Lightfordge do? We talk about it. BC classic character cloning got cheaper today. Run something with an ARM64 chip? WoW will now run on it. Torghast might let you level one day. Our Main Quest today is all about the art and aesthetic of The Burning Crusade, and how it holds up today a…
Aaron discusses his job and plans for transportation. Corpsman ain't shit! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/shane-rollins/support
Jpim visits the fair and some other shit happens. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/shane-rollins/support
Activision and Blizzard had some revealing things to say at the earnings call last week. We break it down. We all get to return to Outland on June 1st. Some of you will pay another $60 to do it. Emails and more!
The gang discusses their favorite video game movies. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/shane-rollins/support