[Drift #49 - Part 2]

Change continues, painfully, violently and somehow frequently hilariously.

Joining me once again are my co-host; Sharon Shaw, Daniel Floyd, the voice of Extra Credits, Joshua Garrity of the Cane and Rinse podcast and The Animation Archives, and Jerome McIntosh, now of GameBurst. 

In this second part we cover the following themes; Loss and death, sacrifice and trauma, resentment and best of all, love. 

Next week; the first part of Book 4. 

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Direct download: 49._The_Legend_of_Korra_-_Book_3_-_Change_Part_2.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:50 AM

[Drift #49 - Part 1]

The long awaited, much-demanded continuation of the Avatar podcasts is here. We're releasing four podcasts throughout this month, two each for Books 3 & 4 of The Legend of Korra. It's the last we'll see of the series, maybe forever, but certainly for a while, so let's take our time and enjoy ourselves.

Joining me once again after another year I have my now co-host; Sharon Shaw, Daniel Floyd, the voice of Extra Credits, Joshua Garrity of the Cane and Rinse podcast and The Animation Archives, and Jerome McIntosh, now of GameBurst. Duane Griffiths from the previous six episodes couldn't make it, but sends his regards.

In this first part we cover the following themes; Behind the scenes and going digital-only, renewal and rebirth, duty and responsibility, family and frustration, anarchy, freedom and control. 

Next week; the second part of Book 3. 

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Direct download: 49._The_Legend_of_Korra_-_Book_3_-_Change_Part_1.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:23 AM

[Drift #48]

After the uproarious reception that the Bad Reviews Against Humanity shows brought, we decided on a series of dramatic readings. This is based on a sci-fi convention game wherein one of the worst pieces of fantasy literature in history; The Eye of Argon' gets read aloud. If the current narrator laughs he or she must pass it on. We went beyond Argon by embracing a now infamous children's book, a movie script written by a longtime friend of mine, the intro to a public information film about the evils of marijuana and an article from Cracked.com on shoddy toys with worrying claims on their packaging.

1. The Eye of Argon by Jim Theis
2. Barbie: I Can Be a Computer Programmer [With Stickers] by Susan Marenco
3. Another Day at the Office by Thomas Underhill
4. Reefer Madness by Arthur Hoerl
5. The Ten Most Unintentionally Hilarious Toys Exported by China by Seanbaby

http://www.cracked.com/blog/the-10-most-unintentionally-hilarious-toys-exported-by-china/

Our guest speakers this week are...

* Laura Kate Dale of (among others) 'Podcastquisition'
* Lou Fernandez of 'Lou Reads the Internet For You'.
* Derrick Ritchie of 'The Console Ninjas Podcast'.
* Lorin Grieve of the Digital Drift community.

And by popular demand we begin with Lou reading out ten bad reviews from @AmznMovieRevws 

Next week: We begin a month of Korra. Four podcasts covering the last two seasons. After that we proceed with the Disney animated classics review series with Daniel Floyd, starting of course with Snow White and the Seven Dwarves.

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Direct download: 48._Dramatic_Readings.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:18 AM

[Drift #47]

Middle-earth #11:

This is the first impressions review of The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies. Next year we will be covering all three movies with a deeper focus on production in our Extended Edition podcasts. If you've just joined us for Digital Drift you can of course hear the reviews of the Lord of the Rings and first two Hobbits on the Digital Gonzo section of the podcast feed.  

It's been hard-going for some of us to say a last goodbye to the Weta films. The fact that they've divided audiences far more than the original trilogy exacerbates the isolation that comes with this. Experience the wrath and ruin of dragon fire. Watch an obscene amount of gold drive an essentially decent dwarf to insanity. Witness five pages of battle written by Tolkein get fully expanded into a war among the species' of Middle-earth. Feel the loss and grief of these events from the many perspectives beyond just that of Bilbo Baggins as the scope of this project hammers home. 

Joining Sharon and I are Chris Eason of GameBurst, who's been with us every step of the way on the Middle-earth series. Chris brings along his colleague James Batchelor, returning for the first time since An Unexpected Journey. Finally Drift community member Glen Watts returns for the first time since The Lego Movie.

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Direct download: 47._The_Hobbit_-_Battle_of_the_Five_Armies.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:58 AM

[Drift #46]

In this episode, recorded just over a year after the release of these new generation consoles we weigh up the choice between the Sony and Microsoft machines. 

Yes you could buy both, yes you could buy neither or you could opt for a Wii U or high performance gaming PC rig, but for many people the two machines seem very similar from the outside and I was interested in delving below the shiny, black surface to see if the decision ultimately lay beyond the console exclusive games.

Joining me for this debate are several gentlemen whose opinions I trust, whose gaming histories stretch far back and who own both consoles.

We have both the former Digital Cowboys, Tony Atkins of Cane and Rinse and Paul Shotton reunited on this podcast for the first time since the last episode of that show back in 2011.Joining the Cowboys are Gary Blower of GameBurst, James Carter of Cane and Rinse and Derrick Ritchie of Console Ninjas. Our aim is for a rare and tricky to manage combination of both balanced reasoning and honest, personal preference. 

Come along to the forum and look for the Xbox One VS. Playstation 4 thread in the video games section to join this discussion. 

Next week: The Hobbit

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Direct download: 46._Xbox_One_VS_PS4.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:24 AM

[Drift #45]

This episode is the return of a quiz show I put together in the early days of Digital Gonzo. We recorded four episodes on Cartoons, Commercials, Music and Toys of the 1980s between February and October 2011. They are some of the funniest shows I've ever taken part in.

In early January 2014, after finishing Digital Gonzo but before starting Digital Drift I recorded this episode just for a bit of fun, without any direct plan on releasing it. Nearly a year later, here it is. What I didn't expect were several moments of weirdly portentous tangents that would thread through the episode. Backlogging your material can have that effect, hence my uncertainty as to whether or not to ever release the audio of Sharon and me reviewing Mrs Doubtfire. 

Either way, enjoy the show. 

My guests are Neil Taylor of GameBurst, Michael Fox of The Little Metal Dog Show, former Digital Cowboy Paul Shotton and from the Digital Drift community; Matt Whetter. 

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Direct download: 45._Never_Mind_the_BuzzGeeks_Vol._5.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:10 AM

[Drift #44]

This week, we tracked down some of the funniest reviews all over the internet for all kinds of products, not just movies and not just Amazon. 

The main reason was variety but we also had the pleasure of Joseph Grabinski the editor of the @AmznMovieRevws Twitter feed as a guest so we wanted to present him and his followers with something they might not have read yet. 

It was a packed show; as you might imagine this format has been insanely popular and everyone wanted a piece of the action. Our other guests included (returning from previous Volumes) Joshua Garrity and James Carter from Cane and Rinse, Jerome McIntosh of Gameburst (pitching up for his first go at B.R.A.H.) and for the first time on our show, from the Cartridge Bros. podcast it's the mysterious fellow known only as "Player 1"

WARNING!: Do not attempt to drive, lift weights or engage in sexual intercourse while listening to this episode. You may have a fatal mishap from laughing too hard. In fact this is the first podcast I'm putting a general health warning on: It may be the funniest thing you will ever hear and thus break funny bones everywhere, leaving life by comparison dull and grey. Jerome had to resort to his inhaler in the end, though he assures me this was worth it.

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Direct download: 44._Bad_Reviews_Against_Humanity_Vol._3.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:23 PM

[Drift #43]

We're back for more incisive, scathing and occasionally insane critique from some strange people. 

The first installment was met with adulation from everyone. In fact this is an official warning not to listen while driving, your uncontrollable fits of hysterical laughter could result in catastrophic car pile-ups. 

Once again these mini-review snippets were gleaned from the Twitter feed @AmznMovieRevws who very kindly retweeted our show for us. 

For this episode Sharon and I recruited Neil Taylor of GameBurst, James Carter of Cane and Rinse and Lorin Grieve of the Digital Drift Community.Once again our reading is a cocktail of the shocking, competitive play of Cards Against Humanity with the theatrical performance of the much missed GameSpot YouTube show Feedbackula. 

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Direct download: 43._Bad_Reviews_Against_Humanity_Vol._2.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:41 PM

[Drift #42]

Amazon has a long tradition of unreasonable, miserable and occasionally downright cretinous user reviews. The Twitter feed @AmznMovieRevws is a treasure trove of some of the silliest of these.

For this episode Sharon and I got together with former Digital Cowboy Paul Shotton and Cane and Rinse alumni Josh Garrity and we had a bit of a game. I passed out fifteen reviews each and we competed for fifteen rounds to see who could read the most facepalm-inducing nugget of critical appraisal. 

Prepare thy sides, for they shall split. Some of these reviewers come up with the most splutteringly random of reasons why they don't like movies that are largely agreed upon to be rather great. I shall definitely be revisiting this format. 

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Direct download: 42._Bad_Reviews_Against_Humanity.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:25 AM

[Drift #41]

This is the third and final of a series of podcasts about GamerGate; How it developed, what its effects have been and how we can move forwards.

In the previous two shows we heard perspectives from 17 different people from the gaming community

This week is a conversation between myself Alex Shaw and Leelee Scaldaferri. 

We start off with a brilliant presentation from The Idea Channel on five logical fallacies that frequently occur during arguments on the internet. If you've already heard this and don't want a refresher, jump to minute 14 for the main show. 

Next week my guests and co-hosts read through one star reviews of great movies. The results are genuinely hilarious. I think we all need that right now.

Direct download: 41._GamerGate_-_Vol._3.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:05 AM



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