Back to Romantic Nsburg!
February 14th, 2017

Posted by Kathleen

Hey everyone! It’s Valentines day and a new Qwerpline just went up. So to celebrate and put you in a loving mood, here’s some Nsberg Valentines poems for you and your loved ones.

Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
Racoons have rabies,
And now you do too.

Roses are red,
Nsberries have spots,
Richard Therpston is dead,
But his spirit is not!

Roses are red,
The Shaunessy 2 is dry,
Even Derek has a date,
I think I might cry.

If you can think of any more Nsberg valentines, leave them in the comments!

In other video news, we have a very romantic Feed Dump this week. Once again, we return to the theme of… a Man’s romance.

This episode also brings us this gif of a perfect Feed Dump OTP.

It’s also Mail Time! We got so much mail in December, there will be an extra video this month!

The Royal Rumble Report episode of Sidewalk Slam is out! Look at these amazing wrestleboys! Look at these amazing talkboys talk about watching the wrestleboys wrestle… IN PERSON! Graham and Adam are still very excited.

And finally, in case you missed it, the Aether Revolt nicknames podcast finally went up! Yah! Not all the nicknames are winners, but they’re all nicknames.

2017, year of illness
February 7th, 2017

Posted by Kathleen

As you may have heard from various LRR streams and social media accounts, a plague has descended upon House LRR. An ill wind blows across us now, scattering snotty tissues and exasperating our chest congestion. Truly, a pox hath befallen our wretched souls.

Which is to say that the stream schedule might be a little interrupted this week, as Alex, Paul and Cameron are all feeling under the weather. Graham is nicely recovering from his PAX pox, but it’s been a slightly trying time for everyone’s immune systems.

That said, we haven’t let illness get in the way of providing content!

If you’re looking for a Valentines gift this year, Feed Dump has you covered!

The Crapshoot returned this week, and produced this episode, which I’m told Paul found immensely enjoyable to shoot.

And finally LoadingReadyLive returned last week, with a healthy challenge for once!

PAX South is over! Back to work!
January 31st, 2017

Posted by Kathleen

Hey everybody!

Another great PAX has come and gone, and as usual everyone’s high on feels and daytime cold medication. Graham and Ian have succumbed to the PAX pox, and Adam and James are being monitored for coughing, sneezing and blocked sinuses. So that’s fun.

Due to PAX, CheckPoint this week was more of a light chat about video game news, rather than a full evisceration of the idiocy of the game industry, but it was still fun. We’re scheduled to be back on track this week though — stay tuned for Watch + Play this week, the return of the Crapshoot and a new episode of LoadingReadyLive this week!

In the meantime, why not watch some of the videos we put up last week?

This week on Feed Dump, we consider what kind of effort it takes to become an Australian superhero.

Cameron, Graham and Alex talk about how Aether Revolt is shaking out in terms of highlander staples.

And we didn’t do a Crapshoot, but we did make this Crapshot.

January 26th, 2017

Posted by Kathleen

Hey everyone!

It’s PAX South this weekend! So if you’re in the San Antonio vicinity (or are currently traveling to that vicinity) there’s a whole bunch of great LRR content to check out! If you want to come see Graham, James, Ian and Adam here are the panels they’re on this weekend.

Late Night Dub Fight
Friday, Jan 27, 9:00 pm
Armadillo Theatre

LoadingReadyRun Panel
Saturday, Jan 28, 5:00 pm
Falcon Theatre

In addition, there is a LoadingReadyRun panel in Bandland, which this year is located beside the main entrance and registration area.

Behold this handy map

But what if you’re not going to PAX South? Then you’ll definitely have time to watch all the content we’ve put out over the last week!
First up, it’s the glorious return of QWERPLINE!!!
After an unfortunate and unplanned hiatus, everyone’s favourite morning radio show is back, and… just as ridiculous as it always was. Derek is sent down on location and the Secret Pipesmen have a new infrastructure plan.

Next up, a fun little thing Graham put together, a highlight reel of him and Alex playing through Resident Evil 7. Warning, there are some spoilers here for the first few hours of the game. Also some pretty scary spoops. I asked Alex if the game lived up to the hype, and he gave it 4 brown trousers out of five!*

We also just did another (extra long) episode of LoadingReadyLive! This episode has everything you could possibly want — puppets, Beej wearing a hat, Jerry Maguire…

The always amazing Featherweight has animated a very weird Crapshot for us.

And the second live-written, recorded and edited Crapshot from our new stream The Crapshoot turned out real well. Good job team!

And Mei’s finally getting a legendary skin in Overwatch!

*We are absolutely never going to play this game in VR. Don’t even ask.

Blue Monday
January 16th, 2017

Posted by Kathleen

Hello! Did you know today is “Blue Monday” — supposedly the most depressing day of the year?

I myself am a little bummed out because we had Molly Lewis and Ben Soileau visiting all week, but now they’ve gone back to the land of the Screaming Freedom Eagle, never to return (until the next time they visit.) At least I can look back at all the fun we had making videos and streaming stuff by checking out all the content we put up in the last week. (Note to self: what a segue!!)

It was the very first episode of The Crapshoot, our new Friday afternoon stream where we write, film and edit a Crapshot live on Twitch, and the finished product turned out amazing. Here’s what we (and you) came up with.

Molly and Ben also put their comedic talents to good use by joining us for Feed Dump, making some truly amazing Monty Python references while they were here.

We also mixed up the stream schedule a bit for this month to make sure Molly and Ben could join us for LoadingReadyLive, lending us incredible musical, sartorial, and drone-ical talents.

But that’s not all that went up this week! Our quarterly anime roundup podcast Anoani has returned with the 2017 winter season roundup!

The December Mail Time is also up. Someone sent us a hat that Graham refers to as “The Night Diddler”, so look forward to that.

And the Nintendo Switch press conference finally happened! We have facts now! And also a lot more questions. But mostly so many opinions to share with you on CheckPoint.