Crime, Punishment, Questionable product strategies
April 22nd, 2013

Posted by Kathleen

Happy Monday!

This week we bring you three delicious, fresh videos! First up is Beej’s first foray into LRR writing, The Stuck Up. What happens when the worst people in the world get mugged? This! Note that for people who complain a lot about “freshness” they’re probably the worst stereotypes ever. A clever, multilayered script!

While we’re giving you tips, I’m not sure that coat works with your balaclava. 

That covers crime, onto punishment. This week’s Unskippable is the Devil May Cry reboot, which I have to admit, I loved. I love those ridiculous bad-boy characters and their impish charm. Like seriously. Everyone has their guilty pleasure, and this archetype is mine. Fastest way to make me like a character, make him one of these.  In the actual game there’s an army of demons out to get the younger, edgier Dante, and he’s not going to be caught with his pants down… More than once at least.

Always more shirtless bad boy video game dudes. Thank you.

Finally we move onto questionable product strategies with this week’s CheckPoint, Oh Yeah, Ouya. Look, I wish these people luck, but I don’t know why I want to buy an Ouya outside of using it to run XBMC, which isn’t going to keep the company afloat. They’re banking on selling apps and taking a cut (just like Apple and Google), but when your device isn’t that great and plays scaled up Android games… I’m not sure why you’d bother.

I doubt the how “wonderful” this supposed Wonderbook is. 

Calgary Comic Expo 2013!
April 17th, 2013

Posted by Kathleen

Attention Calgarians, Albertans and general Prairie-Dwellers!

The LRR crew, represented by Paul, James, and Matt, will be attending the Calgary Comic Expo! (Owing to unavoidable work concerns, Kathleen and Graham are no longer able to attend, and they send their deepest apologies).

The crew will be there all three days, in residence at the LRR booth, and at the LRR panel on Sunday morning at 11 am. Also joining us are our friends “Dammit” Liz Smith (Desert Bus organizer, Damnit Liz Productions) and Leelee Scaldaferri (Name GameExtra Credits)!


We will have a selection of merchandise including all our DVDs and all our shirts! (Except Wizard Chat. Sorry about that, they’re really popular and we’ll be getting more printed!)

So where can you find us?

Panel: Sunday, April 28 at 11:00 am
Room: Palomino H
Start: 11:00AM
End: 11:45AM

Booth: 1123 (across from Pure Pwnage!)



ATMs, EA and Spider Man!
April 15th, 2013

Posted by Kathleen

Happy Monday everyone! Monday means new videos, and we have three of them for you to delight in.

First up is this week’s LoadingReadyRun video, Crime Pays. Written by Paul, the video stars Paul and Jer — a casting choice that is a portent of good things to come here at LRR Headquarters. First of all, as you can see, Paul’s palsy (Paulsy?) has pretty much resolved itself, which is very good news. Secondly, now that Jer is done with school, he’s got more time to spend in LRR videos, which means you’ll be seeing more Jer in the future! The system works!

Banks are getting more direct about separating you from your money. 

Next up is this week’s Unskippable, which gives us the ridiculous and not-at-all-unexpected conclusion of The Amazing Spider Man, Part Two. (If you missed Part One, you can watch it here.) As you can see, if you’re taking your inspiration from a stupid movie, chances are your game is going to be stupid too. Luckily we have Graham and Paul to point out these things.

I have a very trustworthy face. What could go wrong? 

Finally this week’s CheckPoint, What is Worst in Life contains a very “Kathleen” joke. One so dumb, I couldn’t actually read it without cracking up. You can hear me snickering when Graham reads it out. In news more related to the episode, EA is once again the worst company in the world. I’m sure it’s a very well deserved title.

Best Photoshop ever.



The all-about-Kathleen update!
April 11th, 2013

Posted by Kathleen

Hey everyone! Today I am the star. Sort of unintentionally.  Both these videos feature ME! They were also shot on the same day, which explains why I’m wearing the same thing in both of them. Through the magic of the internet it looks like I never change my clothes.

First up is this week’s Feed Dump Cher The Menagerie. I take over hosting duties this week (Graham was really busy), and then Cam, Beej and I made some sort of insanity voltron. Probably the weirdest episode that we’ve done in a long time.

We also put up a spoiler video this week for the final set in the Return to Ravnica block, Dragon’s Maze! Wizards of the Coast was good enough to let us spoil the Dimir Guild champion, so it seems pretty natural that I would be the one doing the revealing this time.

Monday, Monday, gotta get up on Monday…
April 8th, 2013

Posted by Kathleen

Hey everyone! It’s Monday! And that means updates!

This week’s LRR video Yes Man takes on the Fox-news all talk, no substance school of newsmongering. Fun fact, the think tanks that Cam and I are fronting for are REAL Canadian think tanks. One right wing, and one left wing. LRR videos: sometimes educational.

Graham told me to make my character more obnoxious. So I started doing a Nancy Grace impression.

This week’s Unskippable is The Amazing Spider Man, Part One. Yes, based on the movie nobody liked. The opening cut scene is an excellent reminder of why nobody liked the movie either.

Even Gwen Stacey is like “Peter, why are you 9 feet tall?”

Finally this week’s CheckPoint Downloadable Consumerism takes on EA’s lastest marketing tie in. Would you like ads in your copy of Sim City? Well gosh guys, you don’t even need to pay for them! Yes, Really.

My lipstick matches my shirt AND the graphics. That wasn’t intentional.

This CheckPoint has also given birth to a wonderful GIF. Thanks Felix!


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