So, here it is. The “missing” episode where we talk about Sesame Street Fighter by flavourmachine. We recorded this bad boy back in January and it’s finally seeing the light of day. Why the delay? Well. The audio sucks (Internal Mike strikes again). But hey, if you like your podcast episodes extra grungy and “underground” then you might appreciate the audio quality (or lack thereof) of this episode. Naturally we talk about the game but we also talk about butt shelves. Butt shelves.
It’s time to catch up on some listener voicemail and text messages, so here we are with another All Calls episode. There’s lots of good stuff in this one. Dave tells a sad Diablo story. We open a package from Mike to whom a new TADPOG title is bestowed. We talk a little bit about Mr. Bean DX. We look at our new postcards! We talk about our favorite video game soundtracks. A new TADPOG spin-off show is conceived. There’s an Oreo debate and a peanut butter tangent. We talk about a few things that bum us out. There’s even a pretty good elephant joke.
By request of Joe Willard, we’re talking about Altered Beast for the Sega Genesis — which is suspiciously absent from the Digital Trends list of best Genesis games. We open a package from Bloody Handed Otaku Jack of Ziggy Moons Mike, which of course means that we end up crunching potato chips on the mics. Tyler has a near death experience and makes a life announcement. Dave robs a homeowner for the Evil Ninja Turtles.
We’re talking about Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters for the Super Nintendo. Don’t worry, we also talk about condoms. We open a very special package from Bloody Handed Otaku Jack of Ziggy Moons Mike; we talk about Teenage Mutant Nazi Turtles; and we bestow a new title to a citizen of TADPOG Nation.
Advergames. Everyone loves them, TADPOG Nation. We even had a special request by Shawn Miller to do Cool Spot so he could guest host. What Miller wants, Miller gets so this week we have brought you that 7-Up classic. We also start out talking about dogs then our exception prowess with the opposite sex. Then we glow about Cool Spot and take a few calls. If you like sad stories about animals and goofs about soda then this just might be your perfect episode.
All of our faithful listeners are really into the fast food talk and brands of garbage food, yes? Good. We keep going with our little mini-series of games made by food and beverage corporations with that Domino’s classic, Yo! Noid. Since pizza, especially from Domino’s, is the most romantic food there is we just had to have on TADPOG’s Sweethearts Josh and Nicole Nance. We discuss issues with our various landlords over the years, the slightly bizarre story behind our featured games, take some calls and get deep about the raccoon.
On this episode, we catch up on some voice mails and texts. This is a long episode but a lot happens: we open a care package sent to us by Saint Zach, we take a Buzzfeed quiz where we discover our personality based on the things we hate, Soul Sister Yarn Sorceress Chandra calls in with erotic fanfiction, and we create our Fast Food All-Star Line Up by request of Sandwich Duke Phil Hawkins. An actual comedian, Jorge Machaen, and Nicole (of Kirby fame) join us on this very long episode.
Make up your own reference to the Marvin Gaye song here, TADPOG Nation. This week TADPOG was supposed to do a very lengthy RPG but didn’t quite finish so we decided to bring you another game that was the opposite of the lengthy RPG with The California Raisins: The Grape Escape. Surprise, we bring in our very first fan Exalted Lord Mike of Perdue (known as Micah Perdue in a few circles) to host and just list off all sorts of information about this game. And there is a quiz. Will you be sending Dave corrections?
Hot off the Eventually List we have Super Mario Sunshine for the Nintendo GameCube for all to hopefully enjoy. We talk about dreams, boy bands, all things Mario, Guy Fieri, boy bands and a little more Mario. Of course since its a 3D Mario game we had to bring on Nicole Nance who has actual gaming experience in this sort of thing.
The conclusion of our Ready Player One Series finally ends today when we discuss the actual book, Ready Player One. We knew two other people that also read (or rather listened) to the book, Shawn Miller of #moremiller fame and Nikki Moore of Wil Wheaton adoration fame enter the fray. We talk a lot of the consequences of alcohol consumption as well as the pop culture fest that is this book. Let us know if you like us doing this kind of thing.
You know that wrestler that we know that we have talked about? Well we finally caught Leva Bates in a time between gigs to get her on and talk about her wrestling career, her as a gamer then we take some calls and answer some texts. Jacob of Wolf Fighting Fame is still in town (and best friends with Leva) so he’s recording along with us. Enjoy!