Batman: High Res City
March 10th, 2014

Posted by Kathleen

Happy Monday (Tuesday in some parts of the world) everyone! This week’s LoadingReady Run videos are coming to you in glorious high(ish) definition!

But seriously, MY GOODNESS, nothing compares to the incredible cinema experience of The IMAX Experience. The exuberant surcharge is practically nothing compared to the added benefit I get from having the many extra pixels my eyesight is not actually fine enough to distinguish beamed into my optic nerves.

Of course, if you’re looking for truly a truly interactive experience, you can’t get more interactive than watching two other dudes play a game with a silly cutscene! (You can actually, but shhhhh!) This week on Unskippable, Graham and Paul riff on Arkham City, the game that proves that Bruce Wayne is a huge narcissist, and he has to make everything about him, even a poorly thought out civic crime prevention plan.

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Dark Magics, wet memories, clean office!
March 3rd, 2014

Posted by Kathleen

Hey everyone! It’s Monday! Graham is sick! I am getting sick! Winter still grinds on in pretty much the entire Northern Hemisphere. Scary world events are happening. BUT! BUT! BUT! There are are new LRR videos. YAH!

First up, we have A Fortunate Teller. Forget what you think you know about Magical Girl and mystical old ladies… This is the real deal!

This week on Unskippable, the future of Entertainment is here with Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. Unfortunately, it looks kinda like the present of walking around in an office. BOO.

Also, have you been watching the new season of Crapshots? They’re all here, online for your viewing pleasure! They go up on Tuesdays and Thursdays on the LRR YouTube channel. Check out the latest one, The Clean Office.

Finally, sorry to everyone, but CheckPoint+ is cancelled this week due to Graham being hella sick. GPLP will still be on today, but it’ll be more “Paul” and much less (ie, none) of Graham. If really need your CheckPoint fix, you can find previous episodes on our YouTube channel

Heroically Stupid
February 26th, 2014

Posted by Kathleen

It’s almost Born of the Gods game day, and that means the latest episode of Friday Nights: Hero’s Path is up. In The Ordeal, Alex tries to improve the mechanics of Born of the Gods, and Kathleen (despite her aversion to green) goes lone wolf! Will her gamble pay off? We’ll have to wait until Born into Nyx to find out!

If you missed the previous Hero’s Path episodes of Friday Nights, you can find them in our video archives and on the official WizardsMTG YouTube channel.

Also updating today is CheckPoint+. This week’s episode is 3D Realms Flails Wildly. Turns out 3D Realms aren’t just bad at making video games. They’re also bad at understanding contracts, the law, legal precedent… that sort of thing.

Remember, if you like CheckPoint, you can see us do it live every week on our Twitch channel! The show starts at 2 pm Pacific/5 pm Eastern/10 pm UK and 9 am AEST every week.

Also this week, Feed Dump! Kathleen returns to the couch in Thy Name is Dick Pic, and she’s got two new (to Feed Dump) co-hosts! Long-time LRR fans may recognize these dumpers! Can you name them?

Monday Math Made Easy
February 24th, 2014

Posted by Kathleen

Happy Monday everyone! Today’s video takes us back to the old days. The old days of school bullies and math problems in 1980s movies. When nerds were nerds and jocks were… also nerds? I may need to work on this metaphor a bit. Anyhow, Math of the Montage finally proves* that if you want to do something right, you better be prepared to montage!**

Speaking of hard work, this week on Unskippable, Graham and Paul are taking on the ever upbeat Lightning in Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. Like all good Final Fantasy games, it’s the end of the world. Wouldn’t you know it, Lightning feels fine. You just can’t tell from her tone of voice. Not much for emoting that girl. She’s Stoic. Unknowable. Wooden. That last one isn’t so good really, but there you have it.

Speaking of video games, don’t forget to watch CheckPoint+ Live on our Twitch channel today! The show starts at 2 pm Pacific/5 pm Eastern/10 pm UK and 9 am AEST! And remember, if you can’t watch us do the episode live, there are full replays on Twitch and our YouTube channel as well! Check out last week’s episode, PokemonSpamsTwitch.

*Ha! Math! Proves! Get it? It’s clear that I’m a professional.

** You should also be prepared to work hard and all that other junk, because montages are really time consuming to film.

Cold Fear… Cold Olympics!
February 17th, 2014

Posted by Kathleen

Happy Monday all!

This week’s LRR videos have a theme running through them. Cold!

See, it’s both seasonally appropriate (since it’s winter) and sympathetic to everyone stuck on the East coast, which is still a “winter wonderland.” I put that phrase in quotation marks because in my experience the only people who like months of unending snow, ice and cold are jerks/sociopaths/snow shovel enthusiasts. And whatever they are, they’re not to be trusted. Their unnatural love of snow means they are extremely likely to pelt you in the head with a snowball. Which they will do at both high speed and frequency in the name of “enjoying this glorious weather.” Like I said, jerks.

Anyhow, this week on Unskippable, Graham and Paul take us all the way back to the PS2 era with Cold Fear! When a whole team of highly trained tactical commandos is taken out by boat zombies, it’s time to deploy the greatest weapon known to mankind. A man in a vest!

Wait… it’s nukes?

OH! We were supposed to use nukes?

Crap, that dude in a vest is probably screwed.

This week’s LRR video also deals with a chilly subject – the Winter Olympics! Are you enjoying cheering for your country as its finest athletes hurl themselves down mountains in a contest to see who can injure themselves the worst? Ever wonder why the Winter Olympics are a fun contest of sport and not some sort of terrible prison penance reserved for humanity’s greatest monsters? Nigel Fitzgerald Brouwer is here to give you… The Whole Story.

And finally yesterday was our first “group stream” on LoadingReadyLive. We all played Minecraft and were vexed by chickens.  If you missed it, you can watch the whole replay on the LRL YouTube Channel. As a reminder, you can find all sorts of replays and other goodies on the LRL channel, so if you don’t want to watch our streaming sessions via Twitch, be sure to head on over there and subscribe.