The Explosive Alan Podcast (gaming)
Join Dan, Ash, Gareth and Simon as they jabber through the games they're playing, tear through the week's most interesting news stories, attempt to outdo each other in weekly challenges, and invite the community to share their opinions on heavyweight gaming issues.

Did we just hit ten episodes in as many weeks? I believe we only bloody well went and did. To celebrate, we thought we'd take our new (cheap) 360-degree camera for a test run, only it all seemed to go horribly wrong and right now we have literally no idea if you'll ever see the footage we shot or the clever things we did with it. We guess that's the price you pay for being podcasting pioneers. In our rush to meet the strict 45-minute limit of our unreliable new purchase, we hare through all manner of features and games, including the returning 60-Second News Gong, Dark Souls: The Board Game, Shakespeare Lyrics, Quantum Break, Dark Souls 3 and a Great Debate about sequel frequency. Sequency.

Kickstarter Watch Link:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/steamforged/dark-soulstm-the-board-game

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Category:Gaming -- posted at: 12:00am UTC
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NINE WEEKS IN A ROW! Come on, double digits. We can do this! Anyway, welcome to this week's Explosive Alan podcast. It's a podcast first this week as Simon and Dan attempt their first Skype episode from their respective houses. Does it work? Can you tell? Do let us know! This week we have much chatter about Dark Souls 3, Zelda and Miitomo. Actually, we have a whole load of Nintendo chat over all because THOSE TWO aren't here to stop us! MAD WITH POWER, WE ARE!

Kickstarter Watch:
Still Kickin by Kurtis Stinson - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2057514656/still-kickin

What Makes You Happy:
Doctor Strange Trailer - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lt-U_t2pUHI
Deftones 'Gore' - https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/gore/id1078767494

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Category:Gaming -- posted at: 12:00am UTC
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Episode 66 is here! IT REALLY IS! Only 34 episodes until episode 100, will we make it? Who knows. Future us knows, but that’s some Quantum Break type stuff, right there. GOOD SEGWAY! Because this week we chat all things Quantum Break as well as the usual getting to know us nonsense, a lovely musical challenge and a debate about TV in gaming. Stick around, it’s worth it, we promise.*

*Not a guarantee.

What Makes Us Happy Links

The Alanimatrix: https://www.facebook.com/ExplosiveAlanProductions/videos/vb.383427175036226/1100557743323162/?type=2&theater
Rogue One Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wji-BZ0oCwg

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Category:Gaming -- posted at: 11:20pm UTC
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He’s back! The wanderer returns! Dan Maher makes his triumphant paternity return in the 65th episode of The Explosive Alan Podcast. Join the fab 4 as this week we discuss all things VR, Pokken, and how DC can save their film franchises (or whether they even should!) INTREST PIQUED? Well, check it out, it’s free after all.

What Makes You Happy Links

Slow Mo Guys
https://www.youtube.com/user/theslowmoguys?hl=en-GB&gl=GB

Batman: Bad Blood
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4870838/

The Lobster:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3464902/

Batman V Superman Fails Article
http://io9.gizmodo.com/batman-v-superman-fails-in-all-the-ways-that-man-of-ste-1767005085

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Category:Gaming -- posted at: 12:00am UTC
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Happy Easter weekend! For those of you who had your Friday yesterday, enjoy yourself a relaxing lay in with this week’s fresh off the presses Explosive Alan Podcast. This week we have two very special guests in the form of Double Jump and YouTube’s very own Cam and Seb! Join Simon and Gareth as we navigate this week’s world of gaming with some chat about what we’ve been playing, some Googly Boogly, and a lovely debate about modular consoles. Enjoy, and have yourself a very lazy weekend. You’ve earned it!

Kickstarter Watch:
The Pride Vol. 1 Hardover Collection
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/131616880/the-pride-vol-1-hardcover-collection-lgbtq-superhe

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Category:Gaming -- posted at: 12:00am UTC
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Do you know the score? You’d don’t? Then you probably don’t know the truth! This week we have a very special guest in the form of The Miller Report’s Simon Miller, and he does NOT suffer chuffsters lightly. Join us as we chat games from Hitman to the Division, and have a right old debate about the possibility of episodic games on a broader scale. Welcome, friends!

 

WHAT MAKES US HAPPY LINKS

Adore Delano - Hello, I Love You

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iO3KhE4mhds

 

Address is Approximate

https://vimeo.com/32397612

 

Video Copilot Saber

http://www.videocopilot.net/blog/2016/03/new-plug-in-saber-now-available-100-free/

 

The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3204392/

 

WOOOOO! Nation with Ric Flair

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/wooooo!-nation-with-ric-flair/id991930026?mt=2

Direct download: ExAl_Ep63_AllMillerNoFiller.mp3
Category:Gaming -- posted at: 12:16am UTC
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Back once again with the renegade master! Well, maybe not the renegade master as such, but you’ve got three quarters of the Explosive Alan Podcast team at least. This week, it’s lights, camera, ACTION as we ditch everything we’ve done for the last 61 episodes and do a film centric show. We’ve got all your recent films covered, the return of the challenge segment as well as a debate on reboots vs originals. We hope you enjoy it, friends! CUT!

WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY LINKS
The Katering Show: http://thekateringshow.com/
Real Life Hitman: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4KXJM_KJDc8  
Watchtower of Turkey: https://vimeo.com/108018156  

Direct download: ExAl_Ep62_ExplodingGarethTheWeekAfterTheExplodingChair.mp3
Category:Gaming -- posted at: 12:06pm UTC
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Happy Friday, everyone! You made it through another week, and as a present, here’s a SUPERHOT 61st episode of The Explosive Alan Podcast for your ears! Ash, Simon and Gareth are here to guide you through this week’s gaming nonsense including SUPERHOT, XCOM 2, Pinstripe and the delays to Uncharted 4. Also a chair incident. Enjoy!

KICKSTARTER WATCH LINKS

Pinstripe: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/80348891/pinstripe-an-adventure-through-hell

Multitimbral FM Synthesizer Shield: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1304489933/opa-multitimbral-fm-synthesizer-shield-for-arduino

 

WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY LINKS

Killstagram: https://killstagram.com/

Wintergatan - Marble Machine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvUU8joBb1Q

Holi S**t: https://vimeo.com/78921928

Direct download: ExAlEp61_ViveAndKicking.mp3
Category:Gaming -- posted at: 1:51pm UTC
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Last week we were one, this week we are two! Join us, as Simon and Gareth round up the week’s nonsense in our 60th episode of The Explosive Alan Podcast. We’ve got sandwich chat, music talk, space travel and whether crumpets are a worthwhile breakfast. All the things you’d expect from an award winning games podcast. Welcome aboard, friends!

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Category:Gaming -- posted at: 6:27pm UTC
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The Witness. Oh, The Witness. We discuss our mutual obsession with Thekla's line-drawing masterpiece, as well as our love for Yakuza 5, Downwell, Guitar Hero Live, Westerados and Ash's early impressions of XCOM 2. There's also a new section dedicated to raising awareness of promising Kickstarters, HOT HOT NEWS, a challenge that in no way resembles popular quiz show Jeopardy! and talk of games doing more to help players give their characters personality.

Direct download: ExAl_Ep58_IDrawTheLine.mp3
Category:Gaming -- posted at: 2:19pm UTC
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