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Back to normal this week... well, as normal as youd expect anyway!

This week the boys get planning for GPLEX in Birmingham and have been trying to find substantial games that can be played, or even finished, in a short period of time.

Chazzee has been getting trolled by anonymous numpties in Journey, while Dan has been getting equally trolled by Japanese developers over-egging the depth pudding in portable games.

We also bring you  plenty of tasty morsels of gaming news which, as always, gives us a perfect excuse for a curmudgeonly moan about how things have changed.. .We remember when this was all just fields!

Also keep your ears open right at the end for an EPIC teaser of things to come!

 

Non-migrating hosts:

Chazzee and Dan Clark

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This podcast features edited versions of Watashi Wa Mizuki Desu, Holy Bleep and One More Block (Dr Deimos Remix) by Mizuki's Last Chance, used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 license.

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Game remixes used in this show are podsafe and used under a Creative Commons license.

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Direct download: AI_Bots_Ep-17_Kick_Duck_Punch.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 9:52pm UTC
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A different kind of episode this week, featuring a cornucopia of chiptune classics from the good old Sega Megadrive/Genesis. We thought as Dan was going to be at a music festival, we’d have a music special and we hope you enjoy the genre-spanning tracks we chose! There’s even a couple of listener requests in there too alongside one of Dan’s own tunes!

All the Megadrive music played, plus a whole load more, can be found at Project2612.org.

Non-migrating hosts:

Chazzee and Dan Clark


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All Megadrive tracks belong to their respective rights holders and are used here for illustrative and educational purposes.

This episode features BLUENOISE! by Protodome, Sonic by The Adventures of Duane and BrandO & Cosmic Cube by MusSck, all of which are used under a Creative Commons license.

protodome.bandcamp.com
myspace.com/theadventuresofduaneandbrando
chipndamned.com/MusSck

Dan’s track, Starsky and Bass, can be downloaded for free from

soundcloud.com/clarkanoid

This podcast features edited versions of Holy Bleep and One More Block (Dr Deimos Remix) by Mizuki's Last Chance, used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 license.

mizukislastchance.bandcamp.com

The edited excerpts also subject to a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 license

Direct download: AI_Bots_Ep-16_Top_of_the_Bots.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 7:59pm UTC
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If we had a charity swear box, this episode would have raised at least £3.74, but dont fret, its all done tastefully for artistic reasons. Or something. 

The reason for our potty mouths? Chazzee has been savouring the coarse dialogue of The Witcher 2 inbetween bouts of multiplayer Killzone 3. Meanwhile, Dan has been playing a bunch of random bits and bobs including the beautifully named Inappropriate Llama Disaster.

The second half has plenty of news and listener feedback, while this week’s sketch is a 5-for-the-price-of-one deal, featuring a cavalcade of characters you know and love!

And yes, the scary sweary metal vocals in the sketch were performed by Dan. Badass.

Non-migrating hosts:

Chazzee and Dan Clark

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Break music this week is F**cking Magnets (S**tF**kC**t mix) by Kubbi, used under a Creative Commons 3.0 license.

kubbi.bandcamp.com

Music excerpts and sound effects in this week’s sketch are used for parody purposes and all rights belong to their respective holders.

This podcast features edited versions of Holy Bleep and One More Block (Dr Deimos Remix) by Mizuki's Last Chance, used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 license.

mizukislastchance.bandcamp.com

The edited excerpts also subject to a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 license

Direct download: AI_Bots_Ep-15_Two_Crude_Dudes.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 5:33pm UTC
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You asked for more features on morally dubious pinball machines and we listened! Chazzee even took a trip to Southend seafront to bring us hands-on details direct from the arcade. Its not all mechanical curiosities though, with our main games this week being Shadows of the Damned and Crysis 2.

We also use the gift of hindsight to reassess the legacy of legendary coders, The Bitmap Brothers, and discuss a veritable smorgasbord of gaming news.

Its also the first episode to feature a helpful tips section, aided by a doddery octogenarian known as the Games Mister (any relation to 90s TV character, Games Master, is entirely coincidental ;D).

Non-migrating hosts:

Chazzee and Dan Clark


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Break music this week is Super VVVVVVeatboy by Big Giant Circles, taken from the album Impostor Nostalgia and used with kind permission from the artist.

biggiantcircles.com

An excerpt of the Games Master theme is used for parody purposes and all rights belong to respective holders.

This podcast features edited versions of Holy Bleep and One More Block (Dr Deimos Remix) by Mizukis Last Chance, used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 license.

mizukislastchance.bandcamp.com

The edited excerpts also subject to a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 license

Direct download: AI_Bots_Ep-14_Pinball_Fantasies.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 6:01pm UTC
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In this bumper-length episode, we are joined by a very special guest indeed, Joey Calvo from The Last Save Loaded podcast! Pinging from topic to topic like Sonic in a pinball level, we slip “seamlessly” from the delights of Basque cuisine to the dilemmas of DLC while simultaneously saving the next generation of gaming BEFORE IT’S EVEN HAPPENED!

Joeys been trawling this month’s treasure trove available to PS+ subscribers and Dan has been breaking both the sound barrier and the 4th wall in Sonic Generations. Meanwhile, Chazzee brings us juicy hands-on impressions of the shiny Wii U!

 

 

Special Guest:

 

Joey Calvo of the @LastSaveLoaded podcast - @GBJoey71

 

 

 

Non-migrating hosts:

 

Chazzee and Dan Clark

 

 

 

 

 

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Break music this week is Summer Mood, by Teleidofusion, used under a Creative Commons 3.0 license. Full album available from

 

 

 

http://ubiktune.org/releases/ubi012-teleidofusion-around-past

 

 

 

This podcast features edited versions of Holy Bleep and One More Block (Dr Deimos Remix) by Mizuki's Last Chance, used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 license.

 

 

 

mizukislastchance.bandcamp.com

 

 

 

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Direct download: AI_Bots_Ep-13_Hola_Joey.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 10:01am UTC
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This week sees us in fine spirits, the main one being Chazzees vodka!
Dan got his glowsticks out to rave on with a bunch of funky Megadrive games. while Chazzee has joined the Day Z chain. Meanwhile, in the news we ponder the implications of Peter Molyneuxs intriguing new title, Curiosity and skirt very carefully around the recently-concluded court case between Epic Games and Silicon Knights.

We also have perhaps the shortest listener email in podcast history, which probably wasn’t the best thing to receive during a show where we were already slightly left-of-center! I think “merry” could be the best word to describe this episode... At least it wasn’t “tired and emotional” :)

Non-migrating hosts:

Chazzee and Dan Clark


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Break music this week is Sleet, by Kubbi, taken from the album of the same name and used under a Creative Commons 3.0 license. Full album available from

kubbi.bandcamp.com/

This podcast features edited versions of Holy Bleep and One More Block (Dr Deimos Remix) by Mizuki's Last Chance, used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 license.

mizukislastchance.bandcamp.com

The edited excerpts also subject to a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 license

Direct download: AI_Bots_Ep-12_Slightly_Tipsy.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 8:16pm UTC
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It is a right Royal tear-up this week as we give our early thoughts on the big E3 conferences. 

Spanning the gamut, from an avalanche of Nintendo news to the ever-slowing Xbox dripfeed, the only thing we didnt talk about was the Vita. But then neither did Sony.

Elsewhere in the show, Dan incurs Asuras Wrath while Chazzee and Max Payne wave a fonder-than-expected farewell. Our brains are in a twist thanks to Velocity on PS Minis, but that didn’t stop us securing an interview with possibly the biggest guest EVER on a video games podcast*

*Celebrity voices may be impersonated ;)

Non-migrating hosts:

Chazzee and Dan Clark

Voice acting:

Pat Clark

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Break music this week is Nostalgia Breaks Hearts... by Protodome, used under a Creative Commons 3.0 license and available from

protodome.bandcamp.com

This podcast features edited versions of Holy Bleep and One More Block (Dr Deimos Remix) by Mizuki's Last Chance, used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 license.

mizukislastchance.bandcamp.com

The edited excerpts also subject to a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 license

Direct download: 11_The_AI_Bots_-_Ep_11_Lovely_JubileE3.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 8:38am UTC
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Excitement abounds this week, as a surprise visit from a stalker brings us our first ever guest in the second half! Before that, Chazzee gives his initial impressions of the hotly-anticipated angst-em-up Max Payne 3, and Dan revisits a lost PC classic.

Dan also manages to rope Chazzee into playing Undercroft on iOs live on the show, which Chazzee REALLY seemed to enjoy.

In part two, our guest, Jayce Stokes, helps us decide on the king of driving games and extols the virtues of Syphon Filter against Metal Gear Solid (yes, we know...  that’s what we thought!)


Non-migrating hosts:
Chazzee and Dan Clark

Special Guest:
Jason Stokes

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Break music this week is Planet III (Mesosphere) by Kubbi, used under a Creative Commons 3.0 license and available on the free album Sleet.

http://kubbi.bandcamp.com/

Knightmare and Art Attack samples are used for parody purposes, with all rights belonging to their respective owners.

This podcast features edited versions of Holy Bleep and One More Block (Dr Deimos Remix) by Mizuki's Last Chance, used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 license.

mizukislastchance.bandcamp.com

The edited excerpts also subject to a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 license

Direct download: AI_Bots_Ep-10_Unexpected_Visitor.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 7:51pm UTC
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This week, in a radical departure, we only went and played the same game for once!
Walking Dead Episode 1 is our biggie in the first half, while Chazzee makes Dan want to play (or watch!) the sheer madness that is Asura’s Wrath. We also discuss some of the myriad board and card games we experienced at Dorkapa2za, particularly the rambunctious Cards Against Humanity.

Our pick of the gaming news has a political edge, with controversy on both sides of the Atlantic, while we pit some true behemoth franchises against each other to round out the show!

Non-migrating hosts:
Chazzee and Dan Clark

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Break music this week is Galactic Myst by Bithead, used under a Creative Commons 3.0 license and available on the free album To Silius.

http://releases.trebledeathsystem.com/album/to-silius

The Card Game Advert sketch contains the track, Yamaha Action by Zinger and Bacter, and Atari 2600 samples from little-scale’s sample pack. All are used under a Creative Commons 3.0 license.

http://ubiktune.org/releases/ubi044-various-artists-soundshock-2-fm-funk-terrror

http://little-scale.blogspot.co.uk/2008/11/atari-2600-sample-set.html



This podcast features edited versions of Holy Bleep and One More Block (Dr Deimos Remix) by Mizuki's Last Chance, used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 license.

mizukislastchance.bandcamp.com

The edited excerpts also subject to a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 license

Direct download: AI_Bots_Ep-9_Bots_against_Humanity.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 8:47pm UTC
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The AI Bots are off on a jolly this weekend to Dorkapa2za, and we can’t wait! Our bags are packed and so is this weeks show.

We have a bit of an iOs love-in in the first half with Disc Drivin and New Star Soccer, before discussing the news that grabbed our attention this week in part two. We Kickstart the round-up with a look at crowd funding for games before waving a sad adieu to Inside Xbox.

If you’re headed to Dorkapa2za, do come and say hello, we don’t byte :D

Non-migrating hosts:
Chazzee and Dan Clark

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Break music this week is Ignition Set GO! by Bomb Boy, used under a Creative Commons 3.0 license and available on the free album Soundshock: FM Funk Maddness!!

http://ubiktune.org/releases/ubi020-various-artists-soundshock-fm-funk-maddness

This podcast features edited versions of Holy Bleep and One More Block (Dr Deimos Remix) by Mizuki's Last Chance, used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 license.

mizukislastchance.bandcamp.com

The edited excerpts also subject to a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 license

Direct download: AI_Bots_Ep-8_GlasgiOS.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 11:50pm UTC
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