LoadingReadyRun Streams Schedule
August 16th, 2016

Posted by james

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Due to James’ absence this past weekend no stream preview trailer was made, and for that he is eternally apologetic.

But no fear. Here’s a quick run down of what you can expect to see over the next few days at twitch.tv/loadingreadyrun

Wednesday August 17th
2:00 PM Pacific – Let’s Nope
Join Alex as he plays We Happy Few
6:00 PM Pacific – Crossing the Streams
Beej and Alex continue to do their best to not starve… together. Don’t Starve Together.

Thursday August 18th
10:30 AM Pacific – 18 Games & Counting
Join James and Paul as they tackle whatever game is 18th most watched as of 9:00AM Thursday morning.
2:00 PM Pacific – LRRMtG
Graham and James play Magic! This week we continue our adventures with Eldritch Moon Drafts and Sealed League.
6:00PM Pacific – Talking Simulator
Alex and Cameron will be playing and discussing the indie game classic Journey.

Friday August 19th
6:00PM Pacific – AFK
This week for AFK join the crew for a couple quick party games. Exploding Kittens and Jungle Speed are on the schedule, but if we breeze through those we’ll add some additional games.

Summertime Dumps and Vlogs, oh my!
August 15th, 2016

Posted by Kathleen

If your summer has been anything like our summer, it’s been hot. Almost too hot. At least too hot for us weak, mild weather loving Canadians. I’ll keep today’s update short so you don’t have to tax yourself too much in the hot weather.

Do you dream of going on a summer vacation? How about going to a place that’s even hotter than where you are now? Japan is very hot in the summer. It’s day 11 of Graham’s Japan vlog series — we hit Akihabara and eat honey toast, which was VERY trendy last summer in Japan. It was also really good. You can make it at home, but it’s a huge pain in the butt.

Speaking of Graham and vlogs, the arms race is on between James and Graham, and Graham has won this round by putting up another update! Follow Graham and I as we explore aged hippie heaven, Salt Spring Island.

Feed Dump this week could have had a lot of titles, but really “Beej, no” ecapsulates so much of what I wanted to say. Beej is a delight on Feed Dump, really.

And finally, CheckPoint weighs in on the year’s chillest game, No Man’s Sky.

Hot, Wet, Canadian Summer
August 8th, 2016

Posted by Kathleen

It’s August in Canada, which means it’s summertime! And that means it’s warm and pleasant, and it’s time to play organized sports!

However, here at LoadingReadyRun HQ, disorganized sports are more our speed, so we put together our own “Summer Games” and packed them with the least organized “sports” we could think of!  Then we turned them into a whole special episode of LoadingReadyLive! Witness the majesty of our athleticism. Or laugh when we fall over. Your call.

In an almost unprecedented show of timeliness, the July 2016 Loading Time Digest is also done, so if you want a behind the scenes look at everything we did (and a look at our sweet new LT rig), check it out.

Sidewalk Slam is also totally caught up on July 2016 — well, totally caught up on all the July episodes of Raw. Graham points out that he and Adam have yet to talk about Battleground, which means they’re not technically done with July content, but that ruins my segway between talking about these two videos, so I guess there’s no reason for any of this. Maybe I’ll just link to Sidewalk Slam now.

Changing topics, this week on Tap Tap Concede, Cameron, Graham and I weigh in on the flavour of Eldritch Moon, and spoiler, there’s a lot of it!

Feed Dump chronicles the exploits of several residents of Florida this week, but unlike most episodes of Feed Dump, we talk about a Florida man who didn’t do anything wrong. Don’t worry though, we immediately follow up with a story about two people who were REAL stoned.

The adventures of Graham and Kathleen in Japan continue with Episode 10 – Get to Tokyo. Because what would a trip to Japan be like without a trip to Tokyo? And what would a trip to Tokyo be like without a trip to Snoopytown? And what would a trip to Snoopytown be like without buying at least $50 worth of stuff? Madness, all of it.

And finally, before you head out to the beach, don’t you want to know what’s going on in your town? This man who presumably has a name is here to tell you all about it! Stay warm!

The 8th Month
August 2nd, 2016

Posted by Kathleen

It’s the beginning of August, and for most people in Canada, that means it was [CIVIC HOLIDAY]! I’m sure everyone had a great time this [CIVIC HOLIDAY], hanging out with their friends and family, trading [CIVIC HOLIDAY] gifts, drinking [CIVIC HOLIDAY] nog, and even dancing around the [CIVIC HOLIDAY POLE].*

Of course, if it wasn’t a holiday weekend where you are, you still have plenty of reason to celebrate — all these videos!

This week on CheckPoint, we discuss Pokémon Go, Bioware, and a heartwarming piece of news about No Man’s Sky.

We also hopped onto the Pokemon Go bandwagon with this Crapshot, featuring our favourite new character Area Man!

Graham and I continue our adventures through Japan with the Day 9 edition, Let Us Showa This Museum. We see the local sights of Takayama, the quaintest town possibly ever.

Speaking of blog news, James decided he didn’t want to let Graham have all the blog fun, and has put up his own JVLOG about a recent trip to the beach.

AND FINALLY, if you’re still looking for stuff to watch, Graham has just re-uploaded the original first season of Commodore Hustle to our YouTube channel. If you missed the first run in 2008 (HOLY CRAP THESE CAME OUT EIGHT YEARS AGO) you should really watch them again — using this handy playlist that starts on episode one!

*[CIVIC HOLIDAY] offer not valid in Quebec.

Con Bravo and More!
July 25th, 2016

Posted by Kathleen

It’s Monday, and that means another blog update! Like the week before (and every other week) we’ve all been busy here at the Moonbase. But first, and most importantly, some non-Moonbase news.

If you happen to be in the Hamiliton/Toronto/Ontario-ish area this weekend, you’ll probably want to head over to Con Bravo. Not only because it’s a sweet con, but because James, Ian and Alex will be there! Here’s what they, and awesome friend of LRR, Featherweight will be doing at the con:

Friday, July 29th:

Tactical Roll Demo:
Come celebrate the recent open beta release of Featherweight’s Tactical Roll starring LoadingReadyRun’s Mercenary Solutions! Tactical Roll is a turn-based tabletop game where players take up the role of mercenaries to go on missions and work together to explore their environment, defeat combatants, and achieve objectives.

The Tactical Roll demo will be happening all weekend in the Albion room, and Featherweight will be there to run it, provided he’s not at other panels.

Webcomics Q&A:
Come ask successful web cartoonists about their work! Featuring Featherweight, Andrew Gregoire and Lunarbaboon.
Room 314: 10:30 pm

Saturday, July 30th:

MTG Chaos Draft: Come and chaos draft with James, Alex and Ian! Sets in the Draft: Eldritch Moon, Shadows Over Innistrad, Eternal Masters, Battle for Zendikar, Oath of the Gatewatch, Khans of Tarkir, Theros, Born of the Gods, Journey into Nyx, Return to Ravnica, Gatecrash, Dragon’s Maze, Innistrad, Dark Ascension, Avacyn Restored, Scars of Mirrodin, Mirrodin Besieged, New Phyrexia, Betrayers of Kamigawa, Onslaught, Scourge, Judgment, Apocalypse, Urza’s Legacy, Modern Masters 2015, Modern Masters, Magic Origins, Conspiracy, Magic 2012, Magic 2015.
Registration fee: $25
Max spots: 64
Albion: 2:00 pm

Tinker Tailor, Solder, Fry: Making puppets with Featherweight and Ian!
Room 314: 10:30 pm

Sunday, July 31st:

The LoadingReadyRun Panel:
James, Ian, Alex and Featherweight take to the stage to A your Qs.
Chedoke C: 12:30 pm

Of course, if you’re not going to be at Con Bravo, there’s lots of great new content for you to watch this week. If you missed it, the replay of LoadingReadyLive episode 5 is online. This week, Beej takes Ian, Cori and Alex onto the Dusty Road, we discuss obsolete media formats and Kathleen’s trivia challenge returns!

Setting a bad precedent for weekly updates, there’s another episode of the GVLOG this week. Graham and I hunt Pokemon and continually get the name of the yellow gym wrong. Poor Instinct, they just get no respect.

If you still need to see more of Graham and I on adventures, episode 8 of our Japan vlog is now live. We spend all day in the scenic town of Hida-Takayama, and eat more delicious Japanese food.

And finally, the June 2016 Loading Time is now up. See behind the scenes as we put together two episodes of LoadingReadyLive, make improvements to studio A, and most importantly, eat ice cream.