Rebel FM Episode 108 – 07/22/2011

We’re back! Well, some of us are at least, as we’re a Tyler down this week and talking Warhammer 40k of the Space Marine and Kill Team varieties. We also spend a fair bit of time on Bastion and other games, then move on to letters. We missed you. We loved you. Now take off your pants.

Also, uh. No comment.

This week’s music, in order of appearance:

Rival Schools – Wring it Out;

August Burns Red – Empire (Midi);

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  1. Tyler Windover says:

    Nuoh my god…

    It’s back :D

    Also I love the ABR Empire midi cover…

    When I got the album I was so happy!

  2. James Mason says:

    Holy balls they’re back! Can’t wait to hear it.

  3. Eric Scott says:

    Just a heads up on Bastion, There’s always a switch within each proving ground that you can hit to reset the challenge.

  4. Trey Botello says:

    There are switches in the challenges that reset the course. It kinda hides them, but they’re there.

  5. Jesse says:

    Played through Bastion. So good. Up there with Portal 2 for my GOTY.

    • Gert says:

      I want to like Bastion but the art-style is so ugly.

      Hope Arthur talks a bit about BF3 Alpha.

      Glad you are back.

  6. Gavin says:

    For some campy shit, watch some of Peter Jackson’s early movies. Dead Alive is awesome.

  7. James says:

    You can get Good Game on iTunes, although I don’t think it’s very good anymore, ever since the Canadian guy left the show has seemed less focused.

  8. Gabe says:

    Yeah, that second Halo book “The Flood” was awful. The first and third, though, were very good reads.

    • CodyH says:

      I honestly don’t see the point of The Flood. I mean it’s the first game told in book form. Why not just play it. Also the fourth book was decent as well.

  9. Manuel says:

    Even it has been said already: You can totaly restart a proving ground in bastion. Push the fucking button!

  10. Sean P. says:

    Anthony has always expressed his inexplicably/understandably profound love for Warhammer, but I dont see how that excuses Space Marine, for being what appears to be a mediocre action game. Fanservice is great, but better fanservice is having a game that is actually good. Everything thing Ive seen about that game convinces me that it shouldve been cancelled.

    • Sean P. says:

      Apparently, this comment sounds a lot more negative to me reading it than it did while typing it, how about that? Id like to just add that my attitude towards the game is greatly soured by the fact that there have been so many action games over the past few years, whenever a new one is announced, I instantly groan.

  11. ComradeCrash says:

    Yay you’re back!

  12. Hana C. says:

    Glad you guys are back :-)

    I see a couple of people beat me to pointing out that the challenge levels in Bastion have a “reset” switch, it’s still a long reload time for a XBLA game but it’s better than going back all the way.

    Bastion is my current vote for game of the year, I somehow managed to complete it (200/200) by Thursday!

  13. Twist says:

    Welcome back guys.

    Regarding the extended universe stuff I have to say that I have really liked the Mass Effect novels. I’ve like most of Drew Karpyshyn’s novels (the Darth Bane stuff is pretty much the only Star Wars stuff I have read) and I am a huge ME fan so maybe I am not the best judge here.

    That said I wasn’t a big fan of the first ME comic series (Redemption) having recently read the graphic novel. The writing was so/so, the art was so/so and the pacing was terrible. The story they were trying to tell could have really used about twice the page count.

  14. Chris says:

    Wanted to comment on two things:

    1) Glad others have pointed out that you can reset the Bastion challenges using the switches. I had the same problem Arthur had until I stumbled upon the switches.

    2) I don’t think Good Game is anything like Co-op or The 1UP Show unfortunately. It’s less about informed discussion of video games and more about playing into the “gamer culture” of teenage boys (using terms like 1337, WTF, pwned, etc.) and carrying on with childish skits. There’s also a spin off show specifically for children but the differences between the base show and the kid’s version are minimal.

    It’s usually pretty embarrassing to watch. Australia’s ABC has a lot of talk-based shows that concentrate on the arts, I wish that Good Game could be a legitimate discussion of video games instead of something which seems primarily concerned with pandering to an audience.

    • Jesse says:

      It’s the curse of being on tv, where I feel they have to go into “gaming culture”. I do think there reviews are honest and if somekids play better games becasue of the show I don’t feel to bad about it’s existance.

  15. RetroBob says:

    Man, that August Burns Red track sounds like it was lifted straight out of DOOM II.

  16. Kevin C says:

    I’ll be sure to check out Karen Traviss’ Star Wars books.

  17. mugenstylus1 says:

    where was the listener letter about the most interesting man in the world?

  18. Doug says:

    I am really enjoying Bastion. Glad other people told Arthur about the switch to replay challenge levels.

    Also, I am happy you guys are back!

  19. Sean P. says:

    I havent played Bastion, is this an options menu thing?

  20. Iceveiled says:

    Was hoping for a bit more Bastion talk, seeing as how it’s the artwork for the episode. There was, for example, no talk about how good the music in Bastion is. I just completed new game+ and enjoyed every moment of Bastion. You can actually steamroll through it in 3-4 hours on new game+. Best downloadable game this year so far.

    As for horror movies, most of what was mentioned are gory movies. Some of the best scary movies are more psychologically disturbing than gory. The original Texas Chainsaw Massacre and The Exorcist are both extremely disturbing movies on a psychological level that will stay with you for some time after viewing.

  21. Iceveiled says:

    Oh also, I’m in the BF3 alpha bitches. :)

    • Sean P. says:

      Whopdedoo!, its funny, BF3 is the competitive online shooter Im looking forward to the most, its the only online shooter Im looking forward to, and I definitely want to play it, but I cannot muster any excitemen towards that game.

  22. mugenstylus1 says:

    also what was the lovecraftian author that had the cell phone.

  23. Matt Pifer says:

    I felt compelled to drop a few horror movies here to add to the list. Not mentioned, “The Strangers” (2008) and “The Mist” (2007). In my opinion, “28 Days Later” (2002) is a better pseudo-zombie movie than “The Crazies” (2010).

    To the dude that professed his love and received the response, “Awww.” Count your blessings. You just avoided a huge man-trap. Listeners, don’t sex the ex. That’s all.

    I found the Star Wars EU books written by Timothy Zahn to be really enjoyable.

    Thanks for the show, guys. It’s never a waste of time. Love it.

    • Sean P. says:

      I dont know if 28 days later is a particularily scary movie, I enjoyed it, but it didnt scare me at all. 28 weeks later got to me, more or less. I do agree with Arthur on the Dawn of the Dead remake being a good movie, that movie didnt necessarily scare me either, but it did leave me feeling tense at certain moments, which I suppose is a similar feeling to being scared. It would be great if more horror games captured the stressful intensity that some of these movies have.

    • CodyH says:

      While The Strangers isn’t the best movie ever I still was really freaked out when Man in the Mask was off in the background in the kitchen.

      I loved that in the theater not everyone saw it at once and slowly the whole theater started to realize what they were seeing.

  24. Sean P. says:

    Huh, according to Major Nelson, last week Warhammer 40K KT was the second best selling game on XBLA to Bastion. Which was slightly surprising, granted that report didnt provide sales numbers (which irritates me), but if theyre high enough, maybe its a sign that Space Marine will do well this september? (despite the generic name).

  25. Just some guy says:

    I love Rebel FM and all but who is the guy that always yawns when someone is talking? Kind of annoying.

  26. William says:

    Thanks so much for the shout-out! I really wasn’t expecting it, which made it even more rad. I am glad you dig everything I sent and yes, St. Paul is in fact the new Minneapolis.

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