Monday Monday Here Again in Tidy Attire
November 3rd, 2014

Posted by Kathleen

It’s Monday! That means:

A) Halloween has come and gone, but we’ll be reading listicle roundups of awful costume choices for the next couple of days.
B) November is here. It’s the rainy season in many parts of the world. It is now appropriate to hide links to November Rain everywhere. Feel free to just link directly to the second guitar solo.
C) New LRR videos!

First up this week we have Superficial Intelligence. Sure those new video games have hyper realistic pixel blorp technology, but how is the AI?

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This week’s Unskippable is Watch Dogs. Elite Hackmanship can only take you so far you know. Sometimes you need to take it to the next level with elite punchyouinthefacemanship.

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And finally, sometimes you just want to watch something cute scary. I tried to be cute in this video. It was awful. Well, for you. I enjoyed it.

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New Podcast Subscription Options!
October 29th, 2014

Posted by Paul

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Hey Everyone!

Those of you who are subscribed to the RSS feed of our podcasts may have noticed that its name has changed to Aggregate Feed. Why is this? Well, with Cam and Alex’s Corrector’s Commentary and now our Temple of the Lava Bears D&D sessions, we are putting out more different types of podcast content than ever before and we realize that not all of our podcasts will be relevant to everyone’s interests. We want to make it as easy as possible for anyone who wants to subscribe to only some of our shows, so we have now introduced per show RSS Feeds. If you click on the LRRcast Feed link in the sidebar, you will be taken to the bottom of the podcast archive page where you can click on the links to subscribe to any of the shows with your podcast program of choice or click on the iTunes logo to subscribe through the iTunes Store. You can also use the RSS and iTunes links underneath the player on the individual podcast pages to subscribe to that particular show. The old LRRcast Feed that has all of our different shows together is now called the Aggregate Feed and you can subscribe to it by using the ALL link on the podcast archive page. (if you were already subscribed to to the LRRcast feed, you don’t have to do anything).

You can also find all the podcasts and the aggregate feed in the iTunes Store if you search for “loadingreadyrun”. Hopefully in the near future we will be able to get a special Producer page in the iTunes store that will link to all our shows.

Please email me or let me know in the comments if you have any issues with the feeds or if you have any suggestions that would make following the podcasts easier.

Cheers,

Paul

This is Halloween! It is crap!
October 27th, 2014

Posted by Kathleen

A quick readers note for you all. Normally I opened these blog posts with the phrase “Happy Monday.”

I did this for two reasons. First most people dread Mondays, but to me Monday means new LRR videos and that’s why you’re reading this blog. Second, I stole it from Jian Ghomeshi, the host of one of my favourite CBC shows. While I’m feeling a little queasy thinking about Mr. Ghomeshi right now, the show he hosted still proves to be as good as ever. Even if I can’t use the phrase “Happy Monday” without feeling uncomfortable, Q and the CBC continue to be vital to both the arts in Canada and in the world. The point behind this all is no more “Happy Monday.” I’ll have to think of a different phrase to celebrate a dreaded day of new beginnings.

Speaking of celebration, this week’s LRR video is a Commodore Hustle! What happens when the LRR crew wants to get together and have a Halloween party? We all learn a lot of things in Free Candy. Mostly how awful we are.

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The exact opposite of learning things is what happens in this week’s Unskippable. Graham and Paul sit through the extremely weird One Piece: Unlimited World Red.  What is happening? I have no clue. Some One Piece fans are a little upset that Graham and Paul didn’t do more research. For my rebuttal, I suggest that making a game totally  incomprehensible to anybody but the most devoted fan is generally bad idea.

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Speaking of bad ideas, this week’s CheckPoint is Be A Bread. The Surgeon Simulator team is back, with I Am Bread, and somehow this game is WAY grosser than the game where you rummage around in someone’s ribcage.
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A Super Heroic Monday!
October 20th, 2014

Posted by Kathleen

Happy Monday everyone! How is your day going? Hopefully better now that we have a fresh shipment of LoadingReadyRun videos for you!

First up is this week’s video, Super Ripoff. Have you ever taken the time to think about the pay scale that Super Heroes work on? I tell you what, they can’t all be Tony Stark. Most of them can’t even be Matt Murdock. Heck, a lot of them are looking at Peter Parker and saying “well, he can afford Manhattan rents so he can’t be that badly off.”

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This week’s Unskippable is Dead Rising 3: Still More Zombies. Wait that’s not it. Dead Rising 3: I thought we had this stuff worked out in Dead Rising 2. Nope, not quite. Ummmm… Dead Rising 3: Really, more zombies? Sure? Dead Rising 3: Conga Fever? Wait, that one’s definitely wrong.

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And finally, if you’re not feeling great about your Monday, why not watch the Iron Stomach challenge Kickstarter reward? Let our misery make you feel better!

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Guardian… it is your…. Dorpsteny
October 13th, 2014

Posted by Kathleen

Happy Monday! In Canada, today is Thanksgiving! We have Thanksgiving early in our country because food does not really grow here after October in most parts of the country. Canada is cold! In the USA it’s also a holiday, so I guess it works out OK! Europe, Australia, New Zealand and the rest of the world… we’re sorry you’re not also on holiday. Let us make it up to you with some videos!

To get you through this trying time, why not watch the latest LRR video, Wrenegade Wrapper. When someone is up to no good in your house, you know what you must do.

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This week on Unskippable, Graham and Paul riff Destiny. It’s truly a beautiful game. But that doesn’t mean it’s not silly.

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And finally, there’s a new LRRcast! Catch up with James, Paul and Cam (or… Japam… No, wait. nevermind) as they answer your questions about Sorry to Interrupt and other topics! As always you can also subscribe to the LRRCast (and other podcasts) on iTunes or Archive.org.

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