[Article 2547]Episode 158!

We talk High Charity results, VilTen and head shaving, and lots and lots about Halloween.


8 Responses to [Article 2547]Episode 158!

  1. Shawn Pitre says:

    What are Halloween?

  2. I’m with Matt — Bit-o-Honey are awesome.

    I would trade away my butterscotch discs — I love butterscotch, but those things are crap!

    Matt, if you join Josh when we get him on Xtreme Tasting League: Scotch, I can make sure you’re “lovely and talented”.

    New segment was long–keep it to one question each maybe?

    Yes, I will be doing stand-up at the next Fearless Lab.

  3. Hooray! You did my second Fast Five!

    You were right, “Virtual Cop” in the context email was a typo.

    If you want a better explanation of Virtual On, it’s a first-person mech-piloting fighting game. You take the role of a mech pilot tossed into a square arena and need to fight another mech until someone explodes from damage. The twin joysticks are used pretty much the way Matt hypothesized, push them both forward to move forward, both back to move back, pull them both left or both right to strafe, and one forward and the other backward to turn on a vertical axis like the characters in Resident Evil 1 and 2. You can also jump by pulling the joysticks apart.

    I bought the 2nd game in the series, Virtual On: Oratorio Tangram (no really, that is the title) for Sega Dreamcast and I still wish I had enough money to import two of the massive twin stick controllers when they were still available.

    Crazy Climber is, as you said, like a vertical Frogger. What I found incredibly weird about the controls is that they govern the player avatar’s hands. you actually have to walk them forward and back to make progress upwards, and your avatar has to extend fully to anchor the upper hand before you switch the sticks to pull the other hand up next.

    I suppose what really made it awkward was that the first time I played it, it was on MAME and I was trying to control it with a keyboard. So I basically had two WASD tetromino-shaped groups of keys, I think the other was IJKL, and it was super weird to train my right hand to be mirror-universe movement.

  4. Shawn Pitre says:

    Favorite costume is either my Mankind costume (which I designed off of some hard-to-see photos and my wife helped with…man, seeing the symbol on his tunic was hard to find) or my Strong-Mad costume, where I had a piece of hard foam on my head to form the flat part of his head.

  5. Shawn Pitre says:

    I cut a Trogdor Pumpkin a couple years ago, turned out really well.