Category Archives: Technology & Gadgets

VoK 338: Video Game Roundtable (Vol.2)


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The Vassals gather round the console to bask in gaming’s warm, pixelated glow. Join Duncan (Valkyrist), Zach (Alias), Katie (Lady Griffin), Bing (Shoeshiner), Patrick (Ser Patrick the Tall), Paul (SerDinnerRoll), Adam (drownedsnow), and Hannah (shadow_ baby) as they chat video games and gush over some of their favourite titles of all time.

1:17 –What We’re Playing
17:21 – Favourite Games (Round #1)
1:04:33 – Favourite Games (Round #2)
1:58:38 – Thoughts on the Current Gen

Credits:
Edited by Valkyrist
Audio Clips owned by Nintendo

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VoK 238: Mr. Robot – Season 1 (USA series)


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The Vassals assemble in an abandoned Coney Island arcade to review the first season of USA’s new series Mr. Robot.

Join Duncan (Valkyrist), Matt (Varley) and Adam (drownedsnow) for a rumination on computerised society, pop cultural consciousness, class warfare, corporate greed, anarchist insurrection, and the best way to make an omelet (tip – “you’ve got to break a few eggs!”). The timestamps for each discussion segment are included below:

3:10 – Lemoncake Ratings
8:45 – Elliot Alderson
35:12 – Angela Moss
44:16 – Tyrell Wellick
56:55 – Darlene
1:04:31 – Shayla
1:11:03 – Mr. Robot and fsociety
1:27:48 – Phillip Price and White Rose
1:35:08 – Cinematography
1:50:35 – Aftershow

Warning: Contains spoilers for all aired episodes of USA’s Mr. Robot, as well as the 1999 film Fight Club.

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Edited by Valkyrist
Audio clips owned by USA

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VoK 231: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (by Douglas Adams)


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Greetings, Hoopy Froods! Welcome to the Vassals’ chaotic discussion of Douglas Adams’ comic, sci-fi creation, The Hitch-Hiker’s Guide To The Galaxy. This wide-ranging discussion is mostly harmless and mostly focusses on the novel, and just like Bistromathics, the number of Vassals participating at any one time is a reciproversexclusion.  However, they mostly include our host Tania (Scilens), Bina007, Greg (ClaudiusTheFool), Nicole, Patrick (Ser Patrick The Tall) and Zack (Alias).

Edited by Bina007.  Running time 1hr 36 mins.

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VoK 221: E3 2015


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Join the impressionable VoK crew for their take on Electronic Entertainment Expo or E3 2015.

5:20 , Microsoft event
33:30 , Sony event
60:00 , Ubisoft Event
1:14:00, EA event
1:25:00, Bethesda Event
1:44:00, Nintando Event
2:02:00, Others

Credits:
Edited by Vikram (fortytwo)
Hosts: Fortytwo(Vikram), Alias(Zach) and Easttexasdirewolf(Shane)
Music: Gillicuddy

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VoK 193: Video Game Roundtable (Vol.1)


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The Crew talk about their favorite games, gaming console and games they are looking forward to playing in 2015.

1min 50sec – Dark Souls 2 Discussion
24mins 30sec – Hello Kitty Online
25mins 30sec – Honeypop
28mins – Valkyria Chronicles
43mins 50sec – Gaming Console discussion
51mins 20sec – Bayonetta
1hr 11mins – Darkest Dungeon
1hr 30mins – Metroid Prime
1hr 52mins – League of Legends
1hr 55mins – Star Wars Games
1hr 58mins – Antispated releases of 2015
2hr 15mins – Game of Throne Games and Mods (caution minor spoiler)

Credits:
Edited by Vikram (fortytwo)
Hosts: White Raven, Valkyrist, Alias, Khal Wadege, Shoeshiner, Patrick the tall, Ciao Gamer and Fortytwo
Music: Gablé , BoxCat , Bass Assassin , Bassinfected , Christian Bjoerklund , Flex Vector, Ghost

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VoK 185: Book Club (Vol. 4) – Ready Player One (by Ernest Cline)


VOKBC4IMG Join the Vassals of Kingsgrave for the fourth meeting of the VOK Book Club.  We leave the real world to enter the OASIS and discuss “Ready Player One” by Ernest Cline.

Join hosts Greg, Zach, Brett, Duncan, Paul & Alex as they debate how awesome the 80s actually were, how healthy it is to live in a virtual world even if you do have your own X-Wing fighter, the pros and cons of watching Highlander 200 times, and why you should always let the girl say, “I love you” first. We also ponder what the true nature of happiness is anyway.

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Note: The first 27 minutes of the discussion is spoiler free.  When you hear “The Safety Dance” playing that means we are moving to the spoiler-filled discussion.

Credits: Edited by Greg

Image created by Zach (Alias)

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VoK 178: The Fly [1986] (Review)


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Weeks after the Horror Movie Roundtable (VOK 158), Dagos_Rivers (Glen) and Beric175 (Matthieu) recorded an expanded edition of the 1986 cult classic, ‘The Fly’ starring Jeff Goldblum, Geena Davis and John Getz.

References are briefly made towards The Fly II, The Fly (1958) and other disgusting 80’s movies like Cocoon and Videodrome. However, the primary focus is Jeff Goldblum / Geena Davis vehicle.

Both Vassals discuss how much Jeff Goldblum looks like Michael Jackson, Stalking 101, and are (truly) classic movies ‘unremakable’? Glen contradicts himself about the difference between remakes and ‘readaptations’ as
he realises both Carrie movies were based on the Stephen King book.

The most infamous scenes of the picture are discussed, the professionalism of the midwife (cameo by Mr. Cronenberg), movies that are in development hell and the plot is discussed at length.

Running Time: 02:49:57

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Edited by Dagos_Rivers

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