Zachary may have lost his job, but one thing he will never lose is the will to Dark Souls. He leads the group in discussion about this transcendent experience and its uncanny ability to cause those who gaze upon its ebony night-colored glory to weep with tears of despair, and of joy, and of fury. Cameron’s crying days are over, however, as is his fanatic loyalty to My Little Pony, which spawns the second most in-depth conversation of this particular episode. While emotions are high, why not remember Remember Me, a game that everyone is yelling about and yet nobody really knows what to think? At least the DV Cast understands Titanfall, even if it’s accidentally insulted it a lot without being offered proper defense or even a lousy trial. Speaking of subjects relevant to Cameron, you don’t want to miss brand new segment Cameron’s News Alert, during which Cameron alerts us of news relevant to him! Afterwards, um… Waluigi happens. Or something.
You may remember the long-harbored Disembodied Voices contention that surfaces once in a blue moon, but this time Cameron has stolen the entire stash for himself and is throwing it at Bryan! And who can blame him? Constructing bridges in the self-explanatory Bridge Constructor and watching hundreds of people perish because of your own uncontrollable hubris would put anyone in a foul mood, as would the stinky final boss from Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, which drove Stephen and Bryan bananas. Actually, Zachary’s had a rough time as well with the trying trials of Dark Souls, even though the experience has ultimately made him a wiser, stronger, happier person. It’s a good thing RPGs like Bravely Default, Knights of the Old Republic II, and World of Warcraft exist to calm everyone down and fill them with the inner warmth of predictable combat encounters. If you, too, take these values to heart, then please join the DV Cast in an audio adventure you will never forget for at least a day.
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Mario is in the hearts and minds of the DV Cast this week, as are his many friends and enemies. Especially the enemies, but that comes later. You see, Stephen and Bryan have been playing oodles of Super Mario 3D World, a game tells the tail of King Koopa Meow-ser as he hatches the purr-fect plan to cat-ure Princess Peach and whisk ‘er away. As for the Wii-U-less Cameron, he’s been enduring the Samsara Cheese Wheel of Eternity in his arch-nemesis Dark Souls between long bouts of StarCraft Talk with baneling basher Bryan. History Time looks back on Mario memories, fond and finicky alike, before It’s-a Who? takes the world by storm with its quiz-like horrors. If this podcast were a piece of scenery, it would have little cartoon eyes like in the Mushroom Kingdom. It’s just that lively.
Opening song: Funky Bits by Yoann Turpin.
Ending song: Slide from Super Mario 64.
Episode 62 of Disembodied Voices covers the exciting world of movies, novels, and YouTube videos. Video games are present also. Zachary has a boatload of horror on his mind, including Home, Corpse Party, and a grueling quest of death and redemption through the daunting spectral forms of Dark Souls. Cameron is more into Darksiders 2, the wonderful game that never ends, as he grouchily denounces everything Stephen likes. Speaking of Stephen, he’s been playing Sonic Generations and inserting Star Wars quotes when he thinks nobody’s listening (and pointing them out when he is ignored). Bryan finishes Alpha Protocol and sails off into the sunset with a psychotic version of Nolan North, followed by an expansive game of Civilization V. The exciting bit pops up with a listener email, not only proving once and for all that someone hears all of this nonsense, but going on to compliment said nonsense with articulate pleasantries. Next thing you know, Disney will buy Disembodied Voices Episode for several billion dollars! (That was a topical reference.)
Opening song: Test Dummy, originally from Mega Man 2 and remixed by AE.
Ending song: Collision Chaos Old School, originally from Sonic CD and remixed and Gecko Yamori.