Giving it
July 10th, 2012

Posted by Matt

Morgan’s back in this week’s LRR episode, which you should go watch right away if you haven’t already!

LoadingReadyRun: Giving It
Unskippable: Ninja Gaiden 3
Checkpoint: Assassin’s Editions
Feed Dump: Girls Dump
Loading Time: GP Vancouver
GPLP – Cursed Crusade: (PT9)

This particular video was filmed last Friday at James’ condo, which you may recognize from a few of our other sketches. It’s becoming ever more commonly used as a location, and we’re always happy to add a little variety to our regular rotation.

Graham Gave me a little blurb for this update, because I wasn’t around for the shoot on account of my day job. I’ve included his thoughts below:

This video was born out of an amusing conversation, inspired by an annoying quirk. It’s not common, but occasionally when someone makes a clear statement along the lines of, “I don’t like salami,” someone will respond, accusatorially, with, “Or DO you?!”

Imagine if you will, someone (I don’t recall who) saying, “I don’t give a shit,” and getting the response, “Or DO you?!”

This morphed into a conversation of how many shits one has to give in a day, and the conservation of shit-giving, and we realized there should be a video about someone who has made this their university thesis. I spun it out into this bizarre conversation, and here we are. Kathleen suggested Morgan should play Tristan, which was a smart choice. It’s nice to see him back in a video.

Bonus points for catching the two LRR inside references. One is more obvious than the other.

As a final note, I’d like to thank everyone who came out (to Xbox Live) and joined us for the Magic 2013 Game with Fame event. We had an absolute blast playing with you, and we hope you had a great time too!

‘Til next week!

Ways to Spend Your Summer
July 3rd, 2012

Posted by Matt

Ah, summer. That time of year when school is out, and playtime is in. Are you looking for ideas on how you can spend some time now that the sun is out and the weather is warm? We’ve got some ideas for you!

LoadingReadyRun: Ways to Spend Your Summer
Unskippable: NeverDead
Checkpoint: DOA Flashback
Feed Dump: French Fry Attack!
Loading Time: Behind the Green Screen

Filmed (in the majority) while Graham and Kathleen were out of town on Saturday, this video was primarily a James, Paul, and Matt production. The big prop in this one was the watermelon, which we procured from a local Thrifty’s grocery store. James and Paul were quite impressed with the fact that I managed to so perfectly extract a slice from the side of the melon without otherwise compromising the integrity of the rind, but I didn’t really think it was such a big deal. Is this a thing people normally have problems with? Have I discovered my super-power at last? In other notes, wearing my ski clothes was hot as hell, and I actually just stepped into the shower with my clothes on for the “Bathe in sweat” segment.

One final reminder (because it’s coming up on Friday) that the LRR crew will be playing in the Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 ‘Game With Fame’ event this week. We’d really like to see you all come out and play. the crew has been practising all week, and we’re sure it’ll be a blast for all involved. Check out the details here.

Cheers ’til then!

Mustache You A Question
June 27th, 2012

Posted by Matt

Well, it’s Wednesday as I’m writing this blog post, and that means I didn’t manage to get it online quite as quickly as I would have liked. Let me assure you though that it had nothing at all to do with being hung up on Reddit yesterday afternoon.

commodoreHUSTLE: Mustache You A Question
Unskippable: White Knight Chronicles II, Part 2
Checkpoint: Til Ring Out Do Us Part
Feed Dump: Spears & Spume
Loading Time: CPC Golf
GPLP: Cursed Crusade (PT8)

Like most of our commodoreHUSLE episodes, this one holds a grain of truth – or rather two grains of truth, as there are concurrent story-lines occurring in this episode. The first is that James looks badass in a moustache. This comes up basically every time James plays any character that needs one. A good Burt Reynolds style soup strainer gives James an air of authority that he just doesn’t exude when his face goes bald.

The other major story-line in this episode as to do with the crew being unable to concentrate on filming because we’re looking at Reddit on our phones. This is basically a real thing that happens. It’s not even actually a joke. I think the writing of this episode may have been an attempt at catharsis. Of course, then we went to film this the day after we all got hooked on NimbleBit’s new game Pocket Planes, and- let’s just say, in basically every scene where I’m playing with my phone, I’m actually just playing with my phone.

I was method acting or something.

One last announcement before I sign off: on July 6th at 6PM Pacific, LoadingReadyRun will be participating in the XBox Live “Game With Fame” event promoting the launch of Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013. Details can be found here. We had a blast when we did this for Duels 2012, so we do hope you’ll come out and play with us again!


June 19th, 2012

Posted by Matt

Our update this week features a character you may recall from another of our series. No longer is Mark Sauceman a lowly ENN contributor. Today he has officially been granted his very own show!

LoadingReadyRun: GearsGear
Unskippable: White Knight Chronicles II, Part 1
Checkpoint: Season 2, Ep. 7 – UFC Extremely Disputed
Feed Dump: Guessing Games
Loading Time: Find Free Locations
GPLP: Cursed Crusade (PT7)

Filmed on Friday (with a few pick-ups on Saturday), GearsGear was one of two videos shot this weekend. I can’t talk about the other one yet (you’ll see it next Monday though!), but rest assured that the amount of filming we undertook this past weekend has us actually starting to put together a video backlog again! We haven’t had one of those in quite a while, so it’ll be good to be back on top.

Of course, by the time we’ve got that backlog built we’ll be back into PAX and Desert Bus season, and we’ll burn right back through it all, but hey, that’s what it’s for right?

‘Til next week, cheers!

How to Find Free Wi-Fi
June 13th, 2012

Posted by Matt

A slightly delayed update this week, but it’s here! all our videos for the week of Monday the 11th are now online!

LoadingReadyRun: How to Find Free Wifi
Unskippable: Dragon’s Dogma
Checkpoint: E3 Throwdown
Feed Dump: Child Protective Services
Loading Time: Inside Feed Dump
GPLP: Cursed Crusade (PT6)

The reason that our update was delayed this week is that we (specifically Graham, Kathleen, James, and I) spent most of Monday travelling back to Canada from California, and much of today recovering by sleeping ’til 2:00 (or working, depending on who you ask). Why were we in California you might ask? Well, because LoadingreadyRun participated in the Child’s Play Invitational Golf Tournament at scenic Angeles National Golf Course in Burbank, CA. Thanks to the generosity and support of our friend Steven Dengler (who you may recall played no small role in the the success of Desert Bus 5) team LRR busted out our golf clubs and represented Dracogen across 18 beautiful holes. And we didn’t even place last!

All in all, this year’s tournament raised more than $25,000 for Child’s Play, and fun times were had by all. We hope we’ll be able to join the fun again next year!