A Wednesday roundup!
March 25th, 2015

Posted by Kathleen

Hey all, blog post is a bit late this week, but that just means I have SO MUCH more content to post.

First up, I hear you like Andy. Perhaps you’d like Andy in a Feed Dump? Well, if that interests you, you’ll probably love this week’s episode Things Get Weird with Andy. Things get really surreal at the two minute mark.

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Next up we have ‘small french child simulator’…  aka, the second part of Assassin’s Creed Unity! Thrill as small children slightly misbehave! Also some sort of murder plot happens. I guess that part is pretty exciting.

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Also, if you can’t catch CheckPoint live, you can catch up on YouTube. We put the videos up on Monday afternoon, after the show. This week we discuss a clever blood-based marketing campaign, and how concerns over Kojima leaving Konami aren’t actually news.

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Finally, don’t forget to watch Crapshots! They go up every Tuesday and Thursday on our YouTube channel. Here are this week’s, in case you missed them.

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The Spray

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The Psychic

 

Leaving The Escapist
March 25th, 2015

Posted by Graham

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Right off the bat, the takeaway from this post is that starting in April, we will no longer be posting content to The Escapist Magazine. The final episode of Unskippable will air on March 30th, and while Feed Dump will continue here and on our own YouTube channel, the last one to air on The Escapist will land on April 1st. No, it’s not an April Fools joke!

 

If you’d like to know why, read on, because we’d be happy to tell you! We’ve always been super open about stuff like this, and we’re not planning to stop now :)

 

The Escapist came to us and said that Unskippable was not getting the kind of viewership they needed to continue the show. We could either continue the show for less money, or end it. It’s not feasible for us to do Unskippable at a lower rate, so we’ve decided to end the show. The Escapist did ask if we’d consider pitching them a new show, but that’s not something we’re interested in right now. To answer the inevitable question: the Unskippable property is owned by The Escapist’s parent company, and we are unable to continue it independently.

 

Further, we don’t think it really makes sense for Feed Dump to continue on The Escapist, so we won’t be cross-posting it there anymore. In contrast, we own Feed Dump, so for clarification: Feed Dump is not stopping, we’ll just keep posting it to our own site and YouTube, as we’ve been doing this whole time.

To note: Since we’re not being paid for it anymore, Feed Dump will be added to the bulging list of content that is supported directly by you, on our Patreon. We believe this will all work out fine and (as always!) we hugely appreciate any and all support.


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The first episode of Unskippable aired Nov 19th, 2008. Over six years ago! The final episode will be #326. It’s been an amazing ride. Winning The Escapist’s film festival and landing Unskippable was largely responsible for helping us grow into the company we are now. We wouldn’t be where we are without the support of The E in those early days. So this brings us a mixture of weird feelings, but change happens, and it’s time to move on.

 

Personally, I want to thank everyone in Durham we worked with during the last six years, and all the other wonderful staff we got to meet at The eXpo. Sorry for all the late uploads >_<

 

So long, and thanks for all the imps.

 

An Assassin’s Creed info dump, Crapshots and just hacking off limbs!
March 16th, 2015

Posted by Kathleen

Hey everyone, it’s Monday and that means it’s time for a blog post detailing a whole bunch of the new videos we’ve put up over the last week or so!

First up on Unskippable, Graham and Paul riff on the opening cutscenes for Assassin’s Creed Unity. You play as some Templars, and they seem to get screwed over, which seems ok, because they’re the bad guys… or are they?

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If you’ve been missing Loading Time, you’re also in luck because Ian continues to plow through the might backlog, and brings us a behind the scenes look at Staggeringly Fast Loans. Did you know it was a pain in the butt to shoot? It was!

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Also, have you been watching Tabletop Deathmatch season 2? If you like board games you REALLY should be. Especially if you haven’t seen Aguirre! It’s a board game about finding the lost city of El Dorado. And avoiding being assassinated for no good reason!

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And finally, there’s like two week’s worth of crapshots for you to watch too!

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The Missionary

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The Responsibility

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Rent

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The Talk 2