MS-DOS, appearances and Robocop… oh my!
April 14th, 2014

Posted by Kathleen

Happy monday all! The blog is back after a short respite and it returns with exciting appearance news.

As I’m sure everyone on the west coast knows, we’re hosting our own convention called LRRCON on Saturday, May 10th.

But what if you want to see us and you don’t live anywhere near Seattle. What if you lived in or near Detroit, home of fictional American hero Robocop? What would you do then? Well, you could just go to Midwest Media Expo! That’s right, Graham, Kathleen, Beej and Cam will all be guests at the first annual Midwest Media Expo on April 25-27.

With that fun announcement out of the way, it’s time to move onto videos! What do you get when you decide to become the ultimate computer hipster? Why this video, The New Old Thing! We made Paul dress as “cool” as we could muster for this shoot. Which in our world means a buttoned up shirt and a deep-side part. He was not pleased, but we hope you will be!

This week on Unskippable, Graham and Paul riff on the opening cutscene of Deception IV. A game that — despite it’s incredible visual fidelity — it a PS3 title… and it’s about? Hot demons? Doing bad things? But you don’t see any of that? You set traps. The trap isn’t that the ‘demon’ on the right is underage. I mean, she’s a demon. She can look however she wants. So why not look like a 12 year old girl? Lure your enemies into a false sense of security… Or something.

 

Dirty Money, stolen money, what’s the difference?
March 31st, 2014

Posted by Kathleen

It’s Monday! Time to wash away the freedom and joy of your weekend with another 5 day grind. Unless your weekend isn’t Saturday-Sunday. Which is actually fairly common. Gosh, even for me! I mean, my days off are like… half of Thursday and Sunday. Man, why did I even type this? I should probably check my weekend privilege. Wait… If I don’t even have a Sat-Sun weekend, do I even have weekend privilege to check? Gosh, I really need to reassess my priorities. And I should probably start the blog post now. Yeah… Anyhow!

This week’s LRR video is Dirty Money, a gripping tale of a filthy criminal undertaking, and what it will take to get clean. Hint, it will probably need the hot cycle.

Meanwhile on Unskippable, Graham and Paul take on the much maligned (at least by Alex on IDDQDerp) Thief (2014). I was really prepared to give that game the benefit of the doubt, but the first minute of the cutscene really pushed me to my benefit giving limit. I’m not saying the game isn’t good, but when the game opens on a character that seems entirely made of cliche, it going to have to work pretty hard to come back from that. Anyhow, just watch it and let me know what you think!

Speaking of IDDQDerp, Video Games with Video James, CheckPoint+ and all our other streams on Twitch, did you know you can go back and watch them after the fact? That’s right! They’re all archived on Twitch AND a YouTube channel we set up especially for them: LoadingReadyLive!

Here’s Alex starting Thief (2014), but you can see me playing Stick of Truth, Graham playing Resident Evil 6, James playing a lot of Minecraft, Cam calming cursing XCOM and MORE.

LRRCON! Please come to it!
March 24th, 2014

Posted by Kathleen

Hey everyone!

In celebration of our 10th(ish) year of comedy, sketches and fun, we are throwing a big party and gaming event! It’s called LRRCON and we’d love it if you could come!

It’ll be a day of gaming, hangouts and fun topped off with a wacky variety show featuring us and a bunch of our favourite people on
Saturday, May 10th 2014. LRRCon will be held at the centrally located (and highly affordable) Hilton Doubletree Inn of Seattle, Washington.

You can read all about it here, but the TL;DR is:

  • Hang out with us and other LRR fans, play games and magic
  • Watch a fun variety show hosted by Kris Straub, featuring us, nerd improv, The DoubleClicks, Kyle Stevens and more!
  • See a panel with us and watch some behind the scenes footage
  • Touch your hands to our hands!
  • Evaluate some of LRR’s finest merchandise and debate purchasing it!

Tickets are only $25, and you get a special hotel rate if you want to stay at the Doubletree Inn!

 

Buy Tickets now! – $25 Hotel Reservations

In the Moonbase, nobody can hear you scream
March 24th, 2014

Posted by Kathleen

Monday is here, and that means a whole swack of LRR content!

You want videos, oh man, we got videos. You don’t want videos? Well, you’re on the website of an internet video comedy troupe, so I’m not really sure what you were expecting… We have a forum, but that’s hardly unique. There is a surprisingly robust collection of Kate Middleton GIFs if that’s your thing. There’s also a non-zero amount of sarcastic blog posts which (as we are all aware) are rare and special internet flowers, famous for both their incredible uniqueness and breathtaking use of run-on sentences.

Anyhow, videos! This week’s LRR video is The File! Inspired by my own harrowing brush with acute coryzathe file features most of your favourite CommodoreHustle characters doing various humorous things, including what I feel is my trademark writing contribution, gratuitous nudity.  The File also fulfills Cam’s commando fantasies, so if any of you also had those fantasies* I’m sure you find this video doubly enjoyable.

This week on Unskippable, Graham and Paul riff on Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness. It’s direct sequel to the original Disgaea game, which makes it different from Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories, even though they are both technically Disgaea 2… I fully admit we got that mixed up, but honestly Nippon Ichi, if you didn’t want your games mixed up, maybe you should have come up with a consistent numbering system and stuck to it.

Finally, there’s a new Friday Nights! In Darkness, the whole crew gets together for a draft, only to have an annoying sitcom trope interrupt their plans! What will they get up to? If you guess hijinks, you’re right! Fun fact, I set the ends of my hair on fire while we were filming this video. Truly, I sacrifice greatly in the name of comedy.

 

*Fantasies of Cam doing commando stuff that is. If your fantasy is for you to do commando stuff, I can’t really help. Have you tried paintballing?

Tell me about the time you met Lars Gerhardt
March 17th, 2014

Posted by Kathleen

This week we seem to have created a new LRR meme. If you’ve seen this weeks video, I’m sure you know what it is. If not, maybe watch it. But, I assure you, I’m doing great. Everything is peachy. Wonderful. Neat. Splendid even. Everything is fine.

Meanwhile on Unskippable, poor Michael, one of the GTA 5 protagonists is not fine. You might even say he’s having a mid-life crisis. Things just aren’t going well for him at all. But you know what’s amazing? That Graham and Paul missed a chance to make a Tangerine Dream joke in Unskippable!!!! Nevermind that I would have been the only person to laugh at it. I would have found it really funny. Oh well. It’s FINE.

In other news, last week’s CheckPoint+ Upsample Fall is finally online after a bit of a program-switch induced delay. Remember, when you’re releasing a bit, next gen game, it’s not the resolution that matters, except that many people will get mad at you because resolution is actually the most important thing in games ever.