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A celebration of nerd and geek culture with a punk rock spin. New episodes EVERY Monday.

A celebration of nerd and geek culture with a punk rock spin. New episodes EVERY Monday.
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United States

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A celebration of nerd and geek culture with a punk rock spin. New episodes EVERY Monday.

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English

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Episodes

Ep. 71 – Early access games and the developer-player relationship.

10/16/2017
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MrHancock1395 joins us to discuss Battlefront 2: Broken Promises edition. How much do developers owe early adopters or the general playerbase of their games? What if you pay for a title that gets cancelled? Some games (i.e. Vanilla WoW) just cease to exist regardless of the fact you've paid for it. We also challenge our guest on his love of Anime. Tales of the Con and our Podcast are fully independent thanks to fan support via Patreon. There are no baked-in ads or product placement. Go to...

Duration: 01:01:27


Ep. 70 – RedDead2, Vinyl Music, and Cringey teenage moments.

10/9/2017
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We get hyped about the new trailer for Red Dead Redemption 2 and talk about spagetti westerns. We discuss music, the resurgence of Vinyl, and what music from the past doesn't hold up. We also talk about cringey moments from our teenage years. (Recorded 09-30-2017, Released on Patreon 10-1-2017) Support us on Patreon and help keep Tales of the Con Ad-Free! http://patreon.com/talesofthecon for details.

Duration: 00:56:27


Ep. 69 – The Punisher, Trans-disabled, and new trash anime recommendations

10/2/2017
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Topics include: The Offender asks if all blind people have powers like Daredevil? Dr. Phil talks to "Trans-disabled" people. We talk about Netflix and Marvel's The Defenders and the new Punisher trailer. My little Pony and the latest trash anime you should be watching. (Recorded 9-23-2017, Released to Patreon on 09-24-2017) Tales of the Con is ad-free and brought to you by the generous support of our Patreon subscribers. Sign up on http://patreon.com/talesofthecon and help keep the mics on!

Duration: 00:56:37


Ep 68 – PC Gaming, PUBG, and are in-game lootboxes gambling?

9/25/2017
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We go over our further development of our tabletop game Space Adventure. We talk about returning to PC gaming, Overwatch, DayZ and PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds. We also discuss a serious movement to classify in-game lootboxes as gambling. Join us on Patreon and help support independent content creators. http://patreon.com/talesofthecon

Duration: 00:57:41


Ep. 67 – Classic Comedies, IT, and hurricane Irma

9/18/2017
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We talk about classic comedy movies and plan for a movie night. We discuss the new IT movie and why clowns are horrible creatures regardless. We call Samantha who lives in Florida and is about to be hit by hurricane Irma, but did no prepping... Plus the first ever appearance of Captain Commander Banhammer! Tales of the Con is made possible through the generous support of our Patreon subscribers. Join us on Patreon for only $1 a month to unlock exclusive rewards!...

Duration: 00:54:10


Ep. 66 – Concerts, Punk Rock, and first comicbooks

9/11/2017
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Fred and Chris go full nostalgic in this episode. We discuss our first concerts, first comicbooks, and explain the Punk Rock scene. God bless america. Tales of the Con is made possible through the generous support of our Patreon subscribers. Join us on Patreon for only $1 a month to unlock exclusive rewards! http://patreon.com/talesofthecon

Duration: 00:52:50


Ep. 65 – Rick and Morty Rickmobile, Porgs, and the decline of comicbook stores.

9/4/2017
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We got to pay a visit to the traveling Rickmobile, of Rick and Morty fame. We talk about how small details in a game make a huge difference. Porgs have us worried about The Last Jedi, and we reminisce about the slow death of Comic book stores. Internet killed the Comic book store. (Recorded and released to Patreon on 08-27-2017. Available to the public 09-04-2017 Visit http://patreon.com/talesofthecon for details)

Duration: 00:54:10


Ep. 64 – Friday the 13th, Mini-Golf, and Mushrooms

8/28/2017
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Friday the 13th the game is surprisingly good. How many Caddyshack references can you jam into a session of Mini-Golf? The perils of movie theaters while on mushrooms... #realtalk (Available to our Patreon subscribers on 08-20-17, released to the public 08-28-17) Help support Tales of the Con and get exclusive content. Visit http://patreon.com/talesofthecon for details.

Duration: 00:49:51


Ep. 63 – Game On Expo 2017

8/21/2017
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The Offender and Chris talk about the Game On Expo in Phoenix Arizona. What did the show do right? What can be improved? (Spoiler: We loved it!) (Published to Patreon on 08-12-2017, Available to the public 08-21-2017. Visit http://patreon.com/talesofthecon for details)

Duration: 00:43:41


Ep. 62 – Guest: Austin Hensley of HensleyArtGlass

8/14/2017
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Fred and Chris sit down with guest Austin Hensley of Hensley Art Glass. Austin is a glassmaking artist with over 18 years of torch work under his belt. Find him on Instagram @HensleyArtGlass Support us on Patreon to keep Tales of the Con free of annoying advertisments: patreon.com/talesofthecon

Duration: 00:52:30


Ep. 61 – Rick & Morty, Beta Games, and scary VR porn

8/7/2017
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We get hyped for the return of Rick and Morty. Professor Mariano, the originator of "Tiny screen theory" (see Ep. 40) joins us in studio to discuss some new games in beta and his terrifying experiences with VR porn. Tales of the Con is Ad-free, help us keep producing content by signing up on Patreon. For only $1 a month you get early access to the Podcast and other exclusive content.

Duration: 00:55:26


Ep. 60 – SDCC, Castlevania, and Animes transition to mainstream

7/31/2017
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Fred and Chris discuss news out of San Diego Comic-Con. Fred reports on his continued bender of playing all the "Drake's Uncharted" games. Do all remastered games suffering from antiquated control schemes? We also talk about the struggle of an Otaku in the pre-internet days and Anime's transistion into the mainstream. ( Published on Patreon 07-23-2017, available to the public 07-31-2017) Tales of the Con is Ad-free, help us keep producing content by signing up on Patreon. For only $1 a...

Duration: 00:52:15


Ep. 59 – Video games, gross jokes and recipes?

7/24/2017
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What do you do when your internet sucks? Go hard on deep single-player games! Fred finally plays Uncharted 4 while still trying to Platinum the Batman Arkham games. We also talk about Kingdom Hearts 3, and Wreck Ralph 2; is Disney getting too meta? We also get into bad snacks and awesome recipes. (Recorded 07-16-2017, Released to Patreon 07-16-2017. Available to the public 07-24-2017)

Duration: 00:54:20


Ep. 58 – Everything wrong with AnimeExpo

7/17/2017
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Fred and Alex recount their terrible experience at the poorly organized AnimeExpo. Rude staff, poor organization and ridiculous lines to name a few of the problems. Was it the worst convention ever? What can the Expo do to create a better show for fans? ( Recorded 07-08-2017 - Released to Patreon 07-09-2017 - Available to the public 07-17-2017 ) Want to listen to the podcast a week earlier? Sign up on http://patreon.com/talesofthecon for early access and other exclusive content!

Duration: 00:55:52


Ep. 56 – Apes, Tetsuken, and superhero movies done right.

7/3/2017
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Fred tells us about his Ape movie marathon. We go deep into the lore and mechanics of a custom RPG called Tetsuken. We discuss the right and wrong ways to do a superhero movie.

Duration: 00:51:09


Ep. 55 – E3’s tepid completion, crazy game peripherials, and nanotech

6/26/2017
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Chris and Jake discuss the underwhelming news from E3. Is this the generation of remastered old games? We talk about crazy game peripherals and home simulators. We also get deep and dark about nanotech and the future of VR.

Duration: 00:59:01


Ep. 54 – Xbox One X, E3 Predictions, movie hype

6/19/2017
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In today's episode we talk about the newly announced (and poorly named) Xbox One X. We then talk about upcoming games we hope to see more of at E3 2017. We double down on our criticism of the newest Star Wars movies before sharing our wild wishes, predictions and fears for The Last Jedi and other upcoming films. Recorded 06-11-2017. (Released to Patreon 06-11-2017, available to the public 06-19-2017) Tales of the Con is ad-free and reliant on the support of our fans. Support us on Patreon!...

Duration: 00:54:56


Ep. 53 – Movie talkers, founding father tweets, and alien probes

6/12/2017
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A few of the topics for Episode 53 include: People who talk at the theater and how to handle them. What if every president in history had twitter? If an alien leaves their probes at home, is there a convenience store they can visit? Tales of the Con has no ads. Everything is out of our own pockets, and the kind support of our fans. Support us on Patreon and get exclusive content! Early access to the podcast, a video version, and more. http://patreon.com/talesofthecon

Duration: 00:50:50


Ep. 52 – Phoenix Comicon 2017 wrap-up, covfefe, and trash anime.

6/5/2017
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The crew is still reeling from the excitement of Phoenix Comicon 2017. We give our final thoughts on the event and discuss some upcoming projects. What is covfefe? What is "trash anime" and why does The Chief love it so much? Tales of the Con has no ads. Everything is out of our own pockets, and the kind support of our fans. Support us on Patreon and get exclusive content! http://patreon.com/talesofthecon

Duration: 01:10:14


Ep. 51 – Unbeaten games and The itis

5/29/2017
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In this episode the crew fights "The 'itis" after a big lunch. We discuss our new T-Shirts, and explore the question "If you aren't compelled to complete a good game, was it really that good?" Your hosts for this episode: Alex, Fred, and Chris. (Recorded 05-20-2017.) (Published on Patreon 05-21-2017, released to the public on 05-29-2017) The Tales of the Con podcast relies on listener support. Become a Patreon subscriber and get early access to the podcast, the video version, and other...

Duration: 00:44:50

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