the vorpal beats podcast episode archives

Pop culture and video games are changing faster than ever before. So fast at times, it feels like it might take your head off! Join Young Rob, "The Kid" Stevie G, and Shawn O.M.A.K. as we cover anything and everything in our attempt to fight back and go straight for the throat of pop culture… It’s The Vorpal Beats Podcast!

Ever looked deep into the Abyss, and the Abyss spoke back to you about the influence of 80's synth pop on the modern ethos of the current era? Yeah, us too. Listen to it spill out of our brains as three average Joes have not so deep thoughts about life, the universe, and burritos. Listen to the past episodes here (it's kind of like time travel in a way).

The Vorpal Beats Podcast; talking your head off since 1871. Vorpal Power.

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Vorpal Power. We are still here! It is a new year, and a new Season here on the Vorpal Beats Radio Network. This here is a Vorpal Power episode; the VB Crew kicks off 2017 with a run down of the Assassin's Creed Series. That's right; Young Rob took it upon himself to play through every single game in the main Assassin's Creed series. He is here to break it down with Shawn O.M.A.K., and "The Kid" Stevie G. And as a free bonus, we even talk about the Assassin's Creed movie (hint, hint, it didn't suck!). Nothing is true, and everything is permitted! The Beats cannot be silenced! Fill your ear holes with this sweet noise, and enjoy the sultry sounds of our delicious voices.

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Season 3 - 2017

Season 3: Episode 01

Vorpal Power. We are still here! It is a new year, and a new Season here on the Vorpal Beats Radio Network. This here is a Vorpal Power episode; the VB Crew kicks off 2017 with a run down of the Assassin's Creed Series. That's right; Young Rob took it upon himself to play through every single game in the main Assassin's Creed series. He is here to break it down with Shawn O.M.A.K., and "The Kid" Stevie G. And as a free bonus, we even talk about the Assassin's Creed movie (hint, hint, it didn't suck!). Nothing is true, and everything is permitted! The Beats cannot be silenced! Fill your ear holes with this sweet noise, and enjoy the sultry sounds of our delicious voices.

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Season 2 - 2016

Season 2: Episode 10

It is the end of of the year, and as always, the VB Crew does that end of the year thing. Let's face it; it was a really crap year. We lost a lot of good things. Donald Trump is now our supreme overlord. Russia is now our great totalitarian ally. David Bowie is dead. Hell, 2016 decided that even John Glenn's time was up. 2016 was not kind, and well...it can just f!*k right the hell off. In the wanton destruction of 2016's wake, there were a few bright spots, however. The Vorpal Beats Crew takes a load off, and sits down to highlight the top three TV, Movie, and Video games of the year.

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Season 2: Episode 9

The Nintendo Switch. We knew it as the NX. It is the upcoming hybrid video game console developed by Nintendo. Officially unveiled in October 2016, it is currently scheduled for release worldwide in March 2017. ...and Rob and Shawn cannot be more excited! w00t! Steve unfortunately...well, yeah. Steve hates everything. Also...URBAN TWIST!

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Season 2: Episode 8

Scattershot [scat - ter - shot], (adjective); denoting something that is broad but random and haphazard in its range. Yeah...this is a weighty episode that never got on the rails. In fact, it was like 5 miles from the rails, on a dirt road just outside of Nazareth and ended up somewhere beyond comprehension.

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Season 2: Episode 7

The Vorpal Beats Crew sits down and talks about crafting...in games. And how it is possibly ruining everything. Not like cool, hey, mod out your weapon with cool upgrade mods. No. This is the virulent infection that is creeping its way into every game nowadays. You know the one. Like when you fired up Fallout 4 and you were like, "Hey this is cool, an upgraded engine with Fallout stuff." And then Fallout 4 was all like, "Hey, you wanna build a community in the wasteland?" And you told it 14 times, "NO!" Next thing you know, you're the property manager of a nice lil' apartment community in the upper west side of the Commonwealth. Yeah; that kind of crafting.

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Season 2: Episode 6

Last one for now; we swear. The Vorpal Beats Crew scrapes the bottom of the "Lost Vaults of Time and Lost Stuff" (patent still pending) to an episode about...well, cancelled and forgotten stuff! Rob tells us of the lost space programs, Shawn regales us about the lost Baldur's Gate 3. And Steve tells us about a time when they were going to make a third Timothy Dalton ("Stay away from my girlfriend, you bastard! I have my Level 1 Machomp to fight you!" ~Obscure Shawn life reference edit) Bond movie. Yeah...that almost happened. Keep your head on real tight as you listen in disbelief.

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Season 2: Episode 5

Again, again... the Vorpal Beats Crew dig deeper into the "Lost Vaults of Time and Lost Stuff" (patent pending, almost approved) to an episode about Franchises! What sort of Franchises you ask? Video games? Movies? Opening your own Jersey Mike's franchise? The details escape us at the moment. Just be sure to keep your head and take a listen.

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Season 2: Episode 4

Again, the Vorpal Beats Crew delves into the "Lost Vaults of Time and Lost Stuff" (patent pending) to an episode about Super Powers! The Crew discusses what super power they would like to have, and how they would utilize it. Shawn let's his Spacelord Pajamas persona go to his head and believes he can take over the NFL in a year ("I totally could!!! ~Shawn Edit"). Don't lose your head listening, and enjoy.

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Season 2: Episode 3

This time, the Vorpal Beats Crew dives back into the "Lost Vaults of Time and Lost Stuff" (patent pending) to an episode about upcoming games! ...as recorded in the Summer of 2015. Most of these have probably already been released and disappointed us. However, Ghost Recon: Wildlands my have been spoken about, and has yet to dash our hopes and dreams against the rocky coast of despair and failure. Let our sounds fill your ear holes and enjoy.

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Season 2: Episode 2

We are reaching back a bit with this next episode. Hop in your Macho Man powered wayback machines, to about a year ago. The Vorpal Beats Crew talks about Upcoming Movies...most of which have probably come out by now. But hey, you like listening to us! So you'll enjoy this. You must. There is no other choice. Also, this one features the awesome stylings of special guest Funky Thunderr, Mike Opdyke...going by the moniker, "Mikepiro". Just listen; it will be fantastic.

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Season 2: Episode 1

Its Season Dos! of the Vorpal Beats Podcast! First up, we talk about something we love -- VIDEO GAMES! Specifically we are talking about Tom Clancy's - The Division. We were in both BETAS and recorded our thoughts and concerns. While the game has been out for two weeks now, the points we make were pretty spot on, and the concerns we had came to fruition. Listen to The VB's commentary and share your thoughts with us on Twitter.

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Season 1 - 2015

Episode 10

It's the first annual, End of the Year Special, and it is the tops! Episode 10 has The Crew summing up the year with their favorites from 2015.

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Episode 09

Episode 9! The Crew tries to take on remakes, debating the justification and merits of them. Like that time they remade "Red Dawn". That was Steve's (@VoodooArcade) favorite remake of all time. Right, Steve? Steve? Does anyone else smell fire...?

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Episode 08

Episode 8...88 MPH! The Vorpal Beats Crew hops into a blue box, kicks in the flux capacitor, and explores the space time continuum. In this episode, the Crew does their best to discuss all things time travel. Also, the future might have been inadvertently altered. The Vorpal Beats Crew is not responsible if your time lines or realities get all wibbly-wobbly.

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Episode 007

The 007-th Episode!! You know the name. This is the Beats, Vorpal Beats Podcast on all things James Bond; an all time high favorite of the Crew. No one does it better, as they have all the time in the world putting a gold finger on the beloved series with several "Top" lists. Its a Thunderball of an episode; for your ears only. And from the Vorpal Beats with love; the Crew gives a huge shout out to the land down under. Here's to you Australia!!

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Episode 06

Here it is! The Force is strong with the Vorpal Beats Crew, as the give their reactions and speculation to the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer. Come along on their wild roller coaster of a boat ride hoping that for one last time, their childhood wonderment is redeemed.

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Episode 05

It's the inaugural episode for Vorpal Beats' new segment "Dude, They Should Totally Make That!" This time around, Mass Effect gets the Hollywood treatment and once again the guys can't find a reason not to put Tom Hardy in a movie. Plus Ron Pearlman awesomeness and no one cares about Alenko...

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Episode 04

It's Episode 4! The Vorpal Beats is talking Dungeons and Dragons (D&D for those in the know), and other role playing adventures. Plus we ask the tough questions; like is The Michelin Man good or evil? And the guys invent the newest role playing game that's sweeping across Europe; "Footballer!".

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Episode 03

It's Episode 3, The Contrary Episode; recorded on 5/25/2015. We discuss the pop culture things we loath, and break down the reasons why these things do not jive with us.

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Episode 02

#OMG we made it Episode 2, recorded on 5/15/2015. It's the obligatory Star Wars episode! It goes about as well as you think... Also; The Trial of Obi Wan Kenobi!!

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Episode 01

The very first Vorpal Beats Podcast!! Episode 1 - recorded on 5/9/2015. The Vorpal Beats Crew talks about our love for Superheroes and making bad movies. Also, childhoods are destroyed.

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