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|44||Destroy Them All (23/1/2012)
2012 will mark Treasure's twentieth year as a company, and this episode we take a look back at their prolific original output. Join us as we try to get to the core of what makes their game mechanics so snappy, their boss designs so magical, and their characters and writing are so wonderfully peculiar. You'd like 2D-games, wouldn't you? Right! What more do you want!!
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|45||This is 2011 (24/2/2012)
Outdoor Living Stuff, Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Killzone 3, Lego Star Wars III, The 3rd Birthday, Patapon 3, Arcana Heart 3, Dirt 3, Dungeon Siege III, F.E.A.R. 3 Gundam 3, Resistance 3, Gears of War 3, Just Dance 3 Battlefield 3, Stronghold 3, Deus Ex 3, Uncharted 3, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Serious Sam 3, FlatOut 3, Postal III.
|Panel: bza, CubaLibre, deets, Lainer, MattCD42, Mr. Apol, pat the great, remote, Rudie, and Rumbelow|
|69||BUTTON PUSHERS - EPISODE 69: The Sacred Scuba-Man (4/1/2012)
We Talk: World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria, Zelda Collection Wii U, Garry's Mod, Final Fantasy III, Mass Effect 3, Babes, Final Fantasy III-2, Kid Icarus Uprising, (The Real) Sonic 4, Golden Axe, Booth Babes, Japan (rofl), Grand Theft Auto 5, SegaGagaGaGaga, Marvel Vs. Capcom 3, Human Sexuality, Angry Birds Space, Mario Party, Asian Babes, LittleBigPlanet, Rapelay, Big Bang Theory, Alien Babes, The Best Games Ever Made, Joss Whedon, Cosplay Tips, The War in Afghanistan, Metal Gear Solid 5, Wives, Penny Arcade, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Tetris, Dune Babes.
|Panel: Take It Sleazy, Gorblax, Kabbage, Tokyo Raddd, CubaLibre, Notbov, ArOne, TORUMASUTA|
|47||Survival Horror (5/23/2012)
The success of Resident Evil galvanized Survival Horror in 1996, but the popularity of the genre fell off well before the current generation of consoles. What the heck happened? We talk about the appeal of Survival Horror games and why the genre conventions might be what makes them so gosh darn unpopular nowadays.
|Panel: bza, Mr. Apol, Lainer, Rei, and Schwere Viper|
|48||The Select Button Nintendo Cubecast (6/14/2012)
A lovingish tribute to all games Gamecube. An attempt to get down to the heartbeat of the console… we're talking that handle, burgeoning tech demos, strange forests, armadillos, non-euclidian geometry, Greatest Hits, Earnest Misses, and a special tribute to time-honored game classic Shrek Slam Shack.
|Panel: Adilegian, analogos, Deets, diplo, Felix, gatotsu2501, and Lainer|
|49||Materia Witness (6/27/2012)
SQUARE-ENIX 2012: lauded Final Fantasy/Dairy Queen powerhouse or financial buttress propping up the house of Eidos Interactive? The SBDNPC Fun Club suspects that it ain't so much watered down as it is a fine mist. What is Square actually doing these days, wait why the hell are there so many zippers in here and oh god oh god is that what I think it is?
Stay tuned for the epic conclusion of the Keyblade War. The Keyblade War. The Keybla
|Panel: Deets, diplo, Felix, Lainer, robotdell, and spectralsound|
AGAINST ALL ODDS the Select Button Podcast makes it to episode fifty, so we're celebrating by putting the brakes on the cynicism long enough to talk about the experiences we'd like to have in GAMES OF THE FUTURE.
Well, not really. We just spend the whole two hours watching sweet GTA San Andreas youtube vids, sobbing, and edging ever nearer to the Red Button.
|Panel: adilegian, B coma, CubaLibre, diplo, Mr. Apol, Take it Sleazy and Texican Rude|
|51||Metal Gear GONEline (7/17/2012)
SelectButton's ALL-STAR CAST of MGOphiles tackle a farewell to Metal Gear Online in this vidcast journey through the game's play modes and special characters.
Presented in stunning 720p! Don't forget to change your YouTube resolution to HD output!
Featuring a special bonus guest appearance from KojimaProductions.net's Nitroid, former admin of the world famous Metal Gear Solid: the Unofficial Site.
|Panel: adilegian, analogos, Ashura, diplo, end of the world, esc, Grant Dempsey, Landroverattack, Nitroid, Parker, SchwereViper, and secret character.|
|Spring Green, Salmon Orange (8/11/2012)
Technical difficulties, alcohol, a trip to Koreatown, a comedy show, headache medicine, an Expertmouse broken under the sheer weight of editing, Japanese children's games and tens of thousands of dollars in expensive recording equipment bring you this week's amazing two volume release of the selectbutton.net podcast.
Spring Green: Join Persona and myself in studio as we reassemble the tattered remains of the original Pokécast, which arrived nearly dead on arrival. Will Persona remember anything anyone was saying? Not if I can help it! Buckle up this ain't gonna be short!
Salmon Orange: Ever wonder what it takes to compete in the Boston Regional Pokémon Trading Card Game finals? If you find out please tell us.
|Panel (52): B coma, bza, felix, lainer, lofighost, Oh God Spiders No, Persona, spectralsound, and Ymer.
Panel (53): bza, endless, lainer, Oh God Spiders No, RayJack, and secondpillow.
|54||Disappointments, Etc. (10/15/2012)
The SBDNPC returns to talk about disappointments, and in a highly appropriate turn of events puts forth very little effort at delivering on the topic. Well, that's not entirely true; we still manage to talk about Chrono Cross, Double Dragon Neon, and potential future disappointments like OUYA and Wii U.
Nevertheless you'll still get a solid hour and twenty minutes of free-association videogame discussion, provided you don't mind that discussion being a long-form audio essay on the virtues of male pregnancy/smothering your children with Angry Birds merchandise.
Oh, you mind… *gurk!*
|Panel: bza, diplo, felix, Lainer, Mr. Apol and Rayjack.|
In 20XX, narratives in popular vidcons declared a war on whimsy and made an awkward beeline towards feature film, opening the floodgates on the always awkward world of voice acting in games. How can so much talent, effort, and money be pooled in the service of an element so frequently cast off as being mediocre (or at best, serviceable)? We attempt to answer these questions, and more, and more, and more.
|Panel: adilegian, B coma, cubalibre, deets, Oh God Spiders No, and Rayjack.|
|56||Unsung Heroes (12/13/2012)
This episode is about that one game you like that no one else seems to like.
Oh. You really don't like it?
Listen to hear us gush about games no one cares about anymore: Stonekeep, G-Police, Future Cop LAPD, Jet Moto 2, Kid Chameleon, SaGa Frontier 2, Captain Skyhawk, Burt Reynold's Gator for the Nintendo Entertainment System and CRIME KILLER.
Also, bleak dies tragically!
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|57||Barkley X Kawazu (12/19/2012)
This episode B Coma interviews fellow sb.net forum members and Tales of Games co-founders bort and chef boyardee. We talk about the development of Barkley, Shut Up and Jam: Gaiden and its impending sequel, The Magical Realms of Tír na nÓg: Escape from Necron 7 – Revenge of Cuchulainn: The Official Game of the Movie – Chapter 2 of the Hoopz Barkley SaGa for like a whole 49 minutes. The Barkley 2 Kickstarter can be found here!
And then, since your appetite for such things is insatiable, Side B of this episode is an in-depth discussion about SaGa creator Akitoshi Kawazu's body of work. For this part… well let's just say that you might wanna buckle up, because once these '“Bad Boys of Gaming”' get started there is pretty much no turning back.
|Panel: B coma, bleak, bort, bza, and c. boyardee|