The most wonderful day of the year – October 3rd
October 3rd, 2017

Posted by james

Happy Mean Girls day everyone! If you don’t get that reference please go watch the movie Mean Girls immediately.

It’s October here in Victoria (I assume it’s October everywhere else, but I was taught never to assume) and October is great. The first full month of fall, the previously mentioned Mean Girls day and my birthday. Truly one of the greatest months of the year. We’ve been in Moonbase Mk.5 for 6 weeks now and it’s finally starting to really feel like a real Moonbase. If you haven’t done so yet I HIGHLY recommend checking out the Loading Time that dates back all the way to July 12th when we made our first proper site visit to the space that would become Mk. 5. It follows us through construction, packing, unpacking and building out our brand new space. It’s a really great watch, I promise.

This past week saw Feed Dump finally find it’s way to it’s new home in Studio C.

Beej joined in on Checkpoint once again this week with Graham and Paul. Stories on Assassin’s Creed, Nintendo Creators Program, Silicon Echoes, FIFA on Switch, and The Mini 64 thing!

And of course it wouldn’t be a week here at LoadingReadyRun without a good dose of Crapshots.

That’s that. Join us this Saturday for LoadingReadyLIVE, and of course we stream every day over at our Twitch Channel.

Did you miss me?
September 26th, 2017

Posted by james

WELCOME BACK TO THE WEEKLY BLOG UPDATE!

Apologies for the past several weeks of missed updates, turns out moving and then setting up a brand new Moonbase is a lot of work. With that said, after 6 long weeks of hard work and late nights, Moonbase Mk. 5 is fully operational. That isn’t to say it’s 100% complete, but for the sake of content creation and the production there of, we’re in a really good spot. I want to thank each and everyone one of you again for your support over these past few hectic months. Now that we’re in a good place with the office we can finally take a second to bre- what do you mean Desert Bus is less than 2 months away?!? Good Grief.

Let’s get down to the reason your here. VIDEOS!

Until the Loading Time for the Move comes out (and trust me, I saw the ‘almost’ final cut today, it’s really awesome and well worth the wait) the best way for you to get a good look at what Moonbase Mk. 5 looks like is this past weekends LoadingReadyLIVE. After a two month hiatus we’re so incredibly happy to be back making this show for you. We hope you enjoy it.

In the past month we also debuted a brand new Magic: The Gathering podcast called North 100. Join our very own Alex & Serge and local players Jeremy & Liam as they introduce you to the world of Canadian Highlander.

Of course it would be down right irresponsible of us not to address the move in the cHustle universe so we have you covered there as well.

When it comes to the Friday Nights universe we’re a little more forgiving of ourselves in regards to working in the move. So instead we completely ignore it and talk Pirates and Dinosaurs 😀

You continue to send us stuff in the mail, so Graham continues to open it in front of a camera. It’s Mail Time!

And just for good measure here is the latest we have to offer from the world of Feed Dump, CheckPoint and the last two Crapshots.

And that’ll do it. It’s good to be back. See y’all next week.

PAX WEST INFO DUMP!
August 28th, 2017

Posted by Kathleen

Hey everyone! It’s that time of year again… PAX WEST!

This year pretty much the whole darn crew is going to be there (minus Paul and Alex, who have some fun things scheduled in Victoria) and as usual, we’ll have a table, some cool new merch, and we’ll be on a ton of panels!

First up, where can you can find us, touch us and possibly conduct commerce with us? At our cool table in Bandland! As in previous years, Bandland is located on level 6 of the WSCC, up at the very top of the large escalators.

Next… I mentioned cool new merch, so what is it? This year we have an embarrassment of Pinny Arcade Pins, where an embarrassment equals… five. We have a Spoopbucks pin and a four pack featuring your favourite technologically savvy cavemen Krog, Torg and Herc! You can pick up the new pins, as well as playmate, shirts, DVDs and card sleeves at the aforementioned Bandland table.

And finally… PANELS! We’re on so many panels this year, you’d need a schedule to keep track of them all. Thankfully, I have prepared that for you.

Jackbox at Pax… Box
Friday, September 1
4:30pm to 5:30pm, Wyvern Theatre
The Jackbox Party Pack games are well known for being hilarious and this panel will make the most of it. Graham, Kathleen and other very cool people will be playing the brand new Party Pack 4 in front of a live audience!

We Are Desert Bus: The Desert Bus for Hope Doc Premiere
Friday, September 1
8:00pm – 10:00pm, Cat Theatre
Celebrate the 10th anniversary of Desert Bus for Hope with the story of how a Desert Bus comes together. EXTENDED EDITION! With commentary and Q&A!

The LoadingReadyRun Panel
Saturday, September 2
3:30pm – 4:30pm, Sasquatch Theatre
Your friendly Canadian cadre of YouTubesm’n and streamfriends are back! Join us as we talk about fun things, answer your questions, and generally entertain you for an hour.

Late Night Dub Fight!
Saturday, September 2
9:30pm – 10:30pm, Sasquatch Theatre
The Late Night Dub Fight pits panelists against each other to find out who can “improve” classic clips by redubbing them live with their imposing improv skills. This panel has filled to capacity in previous years, please come early. (13+)

Action Cats: The Game Show!
Sunday, September 3
9:00pm – 10:00pm, Wyvern Theatre
Cori, Ian and Kathleen join Molly Lewis and other hilarious guests in a live play-through of Action Cats!

The Improv Initiative Introduces EXCELLENT COMEDY
Sunday, September 3
10:00pm – 11:00pm, Hydra Theatre
Improv is back at PAX with Graham, Ian, Beej, Dan Emmons, Greg Stackhouse and Scott Dewitt

Twitch Meet and Greet with James and Graham!
Monday, September 4
12:30 – 2:00, Booth #1909
Lay hands upon Graham and James from the comfort of the Expo Floor Twitch Booth.

Moving Week!
August 8th, 2017

Posted by james

Greetings to one and all. Today marks the first day of the last week we are here at Moonbase Delta. So many emotions. Sad to be leaving this space behind, incredibly excited about our new space. But most importantly SO. FREAKING. BUSY! We spent this past Saturday putting a huge dent in the great packining, but there’s a whole lot more to be done. We’re going to do our best to make sure our schedule isn’t to mucked up over the next couple weeks. We’ll be streaming up until this coming Friday with a writing Crapshoot in the afternoon and Adam is going to take the normal AFK slot for the Gamehaus. Then we’ll be offline from Saturday-Tuesday, with the hope that we’ll be back Wednesday morning with the regularly scheduled streams. We also closed up the donation drive on Saturday for new Moonbase improvements. We are in a constant state of amazement when it comes to this communities generosity, and this was no different. Thanks to your incredible support the new Moonbase is going to be everything we’ve be dreaming of and then some. Thank you.

Now, let’s get going with some videos from the past week.

In an effort to slowly make sure all our old videos are on YouTube we’ve got an oldie but a goodie. Fear Itself [Originally Aired July 2012]

This week on Feed Dump, a big wreck, a game gone wrong and a bold escape.

CheckPoint covers stories on Itagaki Street, PUBG’s new skirt, Skyrim AI, Splatoon 2 mayonnaise, and Grimoire: Heralds of the Winged Exemplar.

As for Crapshots we have Kathleen and Cameron covering lesser known music genres and whatever the hell happened during last weeks Crapshoot.

 

It’s very warm.
August 1st, 2017

Posted by james

Hello and welcome to the weekly LoadingReadyRun blog update. Please see below for today’s schedule.

NOW: This Intro
AFTER: New Moonbase/Move Update
AFTER THAT: The Videos
AFTER THAT EVEN MORE: Conclusion

Let’s talk about the new Moonbase. Nothing to tell you yet about a new location but we are actively working on it. In the mean time you may have noticed this weekend we have cancelled LoadingReadyLIVE! That’s because we need to start purging and packing. We’re going to do our best over the coming weeks/month to not let this move disrupt our content schedule. For some things that will be easier than others. So stick tight, be patient with us, and I promise we’ll come out the other side stronger than ever before.

Now, let’s talk videos.

Let’s kick us off with a brand new episode of Running Start. This week Paul and Graham check out NieR Automata.

This week on Feed Dump, a creative cook, a mysterious car, and a clear-cut case of nominative determinism.

CheckPoint has stories on the SNES Classic, Pokémon GO Fest, Hey! Pikmin, and The Gamer Gauntlet.

And of course the Crapshots. We’ve got Krog and Torg + Graham takes a personality test.

That’ll do it for this week. Peace y’all!