Hitting Play

31
Mar

Street Fighter II

Join Scott and Hamish as they take a look back at a classic video game that launched an entire genre: "Street Fighter II"! Listen as they discuss the history of this game, from starting out as an arcade cabinet sequel, to becoming one of Capcom's best selling titles ever, and later spawning feature films, an animated series, and a toy line. They'll breakdown and review each character, each stage, each bonus round, and each unique character ending. Why have these characters joined this tournament? How old would these characters be now? What does the "M" in M. Bison stand for? They'll answer all of these questions and much much more! From the uselessness of Ken and the terrible parenting of Guile to the strange grieving of Chun Li and M. Bison's lack of organizational skills, they'll discuss it all! So rip off your denim vest,keep eating your nabe, and fly around the world with us! Hadouken! 

 

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14
Sep

Nick Arcade: Salute Your Shorts Celebrity Special

Join Scott, Shawn, and special guest, Shawn's son Jonah, as they continue their look at the early days of Nickelodeon and break down an episode of the early 90's video game-themed game show "Nick Arcade"! But they didn't choose just any episode. For this episode of Hitting Play, they watched Nick Arcade's Salute Your Shorts celebrity special! Listen as they discuss, not only Nickelodeon Arcade, but the classic Nick show Salute Your Shorts, as well! They'll talk about the history of Nick Arcade, host Phil Moore, the pointless game board rounds featuring "Mikey", the terrible Amiga video games created just for the show, the fully immersive "Video Zone", and much, much more! They'll also discuss the episode's four competitors: Michael Bower, Danny Cooksey, Megan Berwick, and Heidi Lucas, from their characters of Donkey Lips, Budnik, ZZ, and Dina, to what they're up to now! Horrible game play, goals never reached, dumb jokes, incorrect answers, and a hilariously lousy blue screen final round! This has it all! Plus, Ug shows up for no reason! So move with us, one square at a time through this 16-bit adventure! (Watch out for Smartbeard the Pirate!) 

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24
Aug

Double Dare

Join Shawn and Scott as they take another look at the early messy days of Nickelodeon and discuss the quintessential kids game show: Double Dare! Listen as they review a hilarious episode from the show's first year, 1986, in which two teams of kids faced off for a chance to take on the hallowed, chocolate sauce covered Double Dare obstacle course and win a treasure trove of very 1980's prizes! (Including an answering machine and Rod Stewart VHS!) They'll review some of the questions asked to the competitors (play along!), detail the various physical challenges, and laugh at the many flaws of this early production. Then, they'll discuss the 1988 direct-to-video special "Double Dare: Inside Scoop", which features host Marc Summers, along with announcer Harvey, presenting some of the best moments of the show's history. They'll talk about Marc Summers' audition, the first pre-air test episode, tricks to winning challenges, and how one early obstacle had to be replayed four times! And if that wasn't enough, Shawn and Scott also tell their stories of seeing some members of Double Dare cast in person when they were kids! So get ready for an auditory obstacle course: On your mark...get set...GO! 

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9
Mar

Maximum Carnage

Join Scott and Hamish as they take a look back and discuss the epic Marvel Comics' Spider-Man crossover event of 1994 and the amazing video game it spawned: "Spider-Man and Venom: Maximum Carnage"! Listen as they review what made this video game unique, from its limited edition red cartridge to its comic book panel cut scenes, to its Green Jellÿ soundtrack. They'll also discuss its frustrating game play, the histories of the characters involved, their own personal experiences with the game, and much, much more! So rent the game, grab a pizza, and enjoy the show! (And watch out for bald guys with umbrellas!) 

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23
Feb

Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? (w/ Gregg Gethard)

Join Scott and his very special guest, Gregg Gethard, as they discuss Gregg's amazing experience being a contestant on the geography-based PBS game show "Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego?"! Listen as Gregg talks all about this surreal event from his childhood, including almost seeing someone get injured on the way to the show, how badly he wanted to beat his competition, his frequent microphone issues, how he got caught cheating, the story behind his terrible knock-knock joke, meeting award-winning actress Lynne Thigpen, the reason why he knew the exact location of Burkina Faso, and what ended up happening to his prizes. He'll also talk about how he handles the internet comments, some of his hilariously infamous standup sets, and most importantly, how this one day he spent on a game show set as a kid ended up being one of the defining moments of his life. Do it Rockapella! 

Watch Gregg's appearance on Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego here: 
Highlights Part 1: http://youtu.be/sG7UbCOYwS0 
Highlights Part 2: http://youtu.be/gmrM_27QEqE 
Full Episode: http://youtu.be/qRq7NJzAQKA 

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5
Oct

Catbeard the Pirate (w/ Matt Nelson and K1 of One Wall Cinema)

Join Scott and Kevin (AKA K1 of the movie riffing group One Wall Cinema) as they discuss the awesome indie comic book "Catbeard the Pirate" with its creator, Matt Nelson! Listen as Matt discusses his comic influences, his writing and drawing process, his hilarious "Player None" and "Superdeformers" comics, and the lightning bolt of inspiration that led to the creation of Catbeard the Pirate. Aside from comics, Matt also recounts his recent experience attending Rifftrax Live, everybody shares their favorite episodes of Mystery Science Theater 3000, and they talk about some recent trends in video games and the superhero movie genre. 

PLEASE NOTE: Matt recently lost his home to a fire and needs our help getting the first three volumes of Catbeard the Pirate reprinted and the latest volume off the ground! Please give any amount you can to his Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/86891268/catbeard-the-pirate-book-four-corsairs-and-catnip (You can also just search "Catbeard" at Kickstarter.com) 

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13
Jul

The Hitting Play Quiz Bowl

Join Lily, Shawn, and Scott, as guest Quizmaster, Dan, puts their TV and movie knowledge to the test in the Hitting Play Quiz Bowl! From trivia rounds covering knowledge of actors, actresses and their credits, to television series, top rated movies, and years of premieres, this covers it all! 

So listen in, play along, keep track of your score, and enjoy the show! 

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19
May

Atari: Game Over

Join Lily, Shawn, and Scott as they review Atari: Game Over, the first documentary in Xbox Live's Signal to Noise series. Listen as they discuss the rise and fall of Atari Inc., the colossal commercial failure of E.T. The Game, the urban legend of the burial of millions of unsold E.T. The Game cartridges in a New Mexico landfill, and the years of undeserved blame placed on game designer Howard Scott Warshaw. From the Atari 2600 to Game Genie to Raspberry Pis to why having Steven Spielberg attached to your project may not necessarily be a good thing, they talk about it all!(Also Scott surprises the crew with a gift to commemorate the episode.) Hopefully this is one to phone home about! 

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21
Feb

X-Men (1989): Pryde of the X-Men

Join Shawn and Scott as they discuss an 80's Saturday morning gem: The rarely seen (or heard of) animated X-Men pilot for NBC! Listen as Scott gives a condensed history of the X-Men in animation, Shawn addresses recent news of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and both recount a Spider-Man voter registration PSA with great confusion. Why does Wolverine speak with an Australian accent? (Yes, really.) Why aren't most of the X-Men dead at the end of this episode? What's up with Kitty Pryde's parents? These questions, and more, get tackled like a powered-up Magneto! We tried like thunder, and now this episode is coming your way!

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31
Jan

Futurama: Space Pilot 3000

Lily, Scott, and Shawn kick off the podcast by discussing "Space Pilot 3000", the pilot episode of Futurama! Find out what Fox had to change, why head jar technology is a flawed concept, and why Applied Cryogenics is a terrible business. Download and listen on your Y2K compliant devices! 

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