The Explosive Alan Podcast
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.

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  

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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

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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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In the wake of 3 busy weeks, a butt-load of work and a brand new baby Alan in the form of Orla Leathem Maher (Congrats to Dan and Helen), Simon takes it upon himself to do an episode ALL ON HIS OWN. Can he do it? Can he be the hero this city needs? Probably not, but he'll give it a damn good try.

 

No, seriously though, this is a shorter episode intentionally so we can get something out more regularly when we can't all get together to so a full episode. We hope you like it!

 

We've got Gravity Rush, Jackbox Party Pack 2, Miitomo, Sonic, ALL THE USUAL THINGS! Enjoy!

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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.

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Another new episode? 3 weeks in a row? And all four of us are back together? We really are spoiling you, dear listeners!

Join us as we return to format and discuss everything from what shampoo we use to keep our hair lovely, to fatherly gaming advice. Damn, we really are getting old, aren't we? We've also got your news, a very silly lip reading based challenge and a debate about the recently priced Oculus Rift.

Also, as mentioned in the show, here's the link to the Doom game you can play in your browser! https://archive.org/details/msdos_romero_e1m8b

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Ooh, part two, your mother too (and your daddy). Our alphabetical rundown of our pick of 2015 continues, beginning with a frank confession (sorry, CD Projekt) and ending with our top tips for 2016. Lots of great music from the games in question, too!

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It's 2016, the year where everyone will finally stop yamping on about Back to the Future II, and people come to their senses and realise that hoverboards with wheels aren't hoverboards at all! But hey, before you worry about what misfortunes await you and which of the 392 superhero films coming out this year will be duffers, listen to yet another bunch of people telling you about their favourite games of 2015. The big difference with this group of people is that their opinions actually matter. So join us - that is, Dan, Simon and Gareth - as we list our personal picks in the only order that matters: alphabetical. And, as the title suggests, this is an epic two-parter, so keep an ear out next week for the second half, where we'll also tell you what we're looking forward to in the year ahead.

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In lieu of an episode of our sporadic podcast, here's a brand new episode of our classic show Homework! Seeing as it's made a comeback, the episode's themed around comebacks. Subtle. This time, we die repeatedly through Rogue Legacy, and repeatedly wish we'd died while watching Terminator Genisys. Also, Gareth almost died trying to animate our ideas for a sixth Terminator film. The theme word for the next episode is PARTY, so chuck over your suggestions for games, films and challenges below or right in our eyes.

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Much like legendary New York nightclub Studio 54, episode 54 of our podcast is a tribute to ludicrous excess, with scene kids, celebrities and artists rubbing noses and a lot more besides. You can't hear them because they're all in the room next door, but we assure you that they're definitely there and having the best time. Party monsters Dan, Simon, Ash and Gareth are on hand to talk you through their feelings on Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection, Soma, Guitar Hero Live and Until Dawn, as well as news of Nintendo NX, Star Wars Battlefront, Duke Nukem 3D's long-lost Mega Drive port and PewDiePie's new YouTube Red show. Also! They attempt to guess the final words of ten poorly translated Japanese games and debate the merits of user-generated content even though the show's practically built on it.

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