Sunday, December 29, 2013

Episode 71: The Holiday Hangover

This week:  Gary, Chris, and Jaime sleepily recount our Christmas hauls and the gifts of gaming generosity bestowed upon us.  Gary encourages everyone to play Gone Home and Stanley Parable, and added a hefty lot to his Steam library.  Jaime can't be more impressed with Wonderful 101, and Chris is glad to have a (sort-of) sequel to ZHP in Guided Fate Paradox.  Gary and Chris reminisce about TrackMania, and we all agree we'd watch a Garbage Pail Kids documentary.  We make a few more interesting discoveries on Kickstarter, and Chris is interested in the idea of using a WiiU gamepad instead of a Shield.  Gary makes one more sell for Samurai Gun, and we make some tentative gaming resolutions.  And more!

Friday, December 27, 2013

SCATcast: Gaiden Episode 47

This week, Jaime gives us the state of the fast-food union in Japan:  KFC's big year, McDonald's celebrates vintage Americana, and eating on a budget for reality TV.  She discusses the story of Stella Cielo, and counts down the top selling video games in Japan for 2013.  Chris discusses the success of the latest Madoka movie and how one company really wants you to buy (date?) their electronics.  We talk about our Christmas haul, and how we felt about finishing Attack on Titan.  We give our first impressions of Okamisan and Her Seven Companions, and Chris doesn't get why Jaime can't get behind the Haruhi love.  And a lot more!

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Episode 70: Mr. Clean, Right Behind You.

This week, Gary wants you to play Nuclear Throne, and Curt and Bill discuss Movie 43.  Curt tried Warframe, and Chris is enjoying Drill Dozer on his Gameboy Micro.  Santa delivers some copies of One Way Heroics, and we discuss the Nintendo Direct that happened earlier this week.  Everyone discovers some awkward glitches in FIFA thanks to NeoGaf, and Gary can't get enough of ketchup robots.  We talk about Blizzard's past, Star Citizen, and a lot more!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

SCATcast: Gaiden Episode 46

This week, Jaime uncovers one of the weirdest Japanese competitions, and how the U.S. Government is laying down the law on the Yakuza.  She has some stories of run-ins with the law, and counts down the top-selling items of the year on  Chris is excited for the dub release of Maria Holic, and talks about yesterday's Nintendo Direct.  We discuss the end of Blood Lad, the beginning of Attack on Titan, and why you should be afraid of barnacles.  And more!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Episode 69: Why Can't I F****** Reverse You?

This week, Curt talks about finishing Assassin's Creed IV, and Chris and Jaime are still going at Starbound.  Gary is thrilled with the Sonic 2 Remaster.  Smitty got a great deal on Race the Sun, and Shane is having a bit of a struggle with WWE 2K14.  We discuss the upcoming Steam sale and GOG, and how none of us is getting a SteamBox just yet.  Curt explains why he wants a WiiU, and we have a sort-of round of Stump the Mark.  And a Lot More!

~This week's episode has an intro and outro from Brian Altano's "Misanthrope"

Thursday, December 12, 2013

SCATcast: Gaiden Episode 45

This week, Jaime has a list of the most important products of 2013 in Japan.  She has news on public transportation, and some of the biggest movie releases we can expect next year.  Chris has some news to share about NISA's latest announcement, and what happens when a man has a very special otaku-approved credit card in America.  We discuss Chris' completion of Yumina: The Ethereal, and Blood Lad, as well as our rewatch of Detroit Metal City.  And More!

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Episode 68: The Snow Plows Ryan

This week, Bill talks about playing Ryse, Battlefield 4 commander mode, and gets frustrated with Path of Exile.  Chris and Jaime discuss their first couple of hours playing the Starbound beta, and Gary talks just a little about Elder Scrolls Online.  Smitty's got an opinion on Hearthstone, and Steamworld too!  We talk Oldboy and the vengeance trilogy, we get into some deeper feelings on the "next gen" (now-gen?) and the VGX awards.  Smitty volunteers for Stump the Mark, and Shane calls in to help.  We admire Smitty's future bitcoin billionaire status, and a lot more!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

SCATcast: Gaiden Episode 44

In this week's episode, Jaime explains some of the history and customs of winter in Japan!  From Bo Nenkai to Coming of Age Day, she talks about how each tradition started and is celebrated today.  Chris talks about Sega's struggle to get classic Genesis titles in 3D, and we get to discussing the halfway point of Blood Lad.  We give our first impressions of Senran Kagura the anime, and more!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Episode 67: Gravity Badger

This week, we give a round up of everyone's sweet sweet Black Friday / Steam Sale haul, and everyone got new games!  Chris got a whole bounty of Steam goodness and has mighty good things to say about Delver, and Jaime is addicted to Unholy Heights.  Curt (finally!) got into the Hearthstone beta, and picked up the Raiden pack for cheaps.  Jaime and Chris went to see Oldboy, and we have to discuss the Steambox.  We talk Mario Kart 8 and its sexy graphics, and we pit iOS vs. Android in the battle of game offerings.  And a ton more!

Friday, November 29, 2013

SCATcast Gaiden: Episode 43

This week, Jaime talks about just what washed up on a beach in Yokosuka, and the unique new company "Unagi Travel" and the interesting service they offer.  She discusses just how much you get for $733 rent in Tokyo, and the hot new gimmick Panasonic is trying to get Japanese drivers to convert to electric cars.  Chris talks about the big Persona announcements from last weekend, and what Sega proposed to Atlus.  We talk about how Yumina: The Ethereal is coming along, and Jaime reminisces about the waifu of the week that she hasn't seen in a while...

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Episode 66: Duke's Butt

With Special Guests: Shane and Smitty!!
This week, Jaime, Chris and Gary have nothing but good things to say about Super Mario 3D World.  Gary also picked up Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, and we (don't) discuss a certain MMO beta that someone may or may not have gotten into.  Curt tells us how Assassin's Creed is going, and we all share our opinions on the XBONE controller.  Curt discusses Flatout and the state of racing games today, and Jaime talks a bit about auditioning for HuniePop.  We begin the process of planning for our 2013 Game Awards, and we throw some ideas around for the 2014 Midwest Gaming Classic.  And More!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

SCATcast: Gaiden Episode 42

This week, Jaime discusses Japan's new island (at least for now) and the biggest issue with Lightning's wardrobe in Lightning Returns.  She addresses the pressing question: "Where is Hard Gay now?", and tells us about a Kickstarter project to help you learn Japanese... with some pretty boy on boy action.  Chris talks a bit about some news on the guro front, and we speculate on what the big Persona announcement might be this weekend.  We discuss the end of Yuru Yuri, and HuniePop, Jaime's 1st attempt at voice acting.  And more!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Episode 65: That Rubber Feels Good

This week, Gary tells us just what he's been doing with that iPad, and Curt's thinking about Zelda games while playing Farcry 3: Blood Dragon.  Jaime's still plodding through Pokemon, and Chris talks in depth about Warframe.  Everyone gets nostalgic about Unreal 2004.  We discuss the travesty of Foxconn, and unanimously agree that the PS4 controller is wonderful.  We talk some more about our feelings on the XBOX One, and the future of game streaming and Twitch.  And a bunch more!

Friday, November 15, 2013

SCATcast: Gaiden Episode 41

This week Jaime shares what a woman is doing to help give ex-Yakuza a second chance, and how Nintendo is celebrating the 30th birthday of the Famicom.  She talks about the weirdest things you might find in a Gachapon machine, and how the internet feels about Kiki's live-action remake.  Chris has news about Bravely Default finally coming to America, and how he likes Senran Kagura Burst so far.  We discuss how much we love Shuhei Yoshida, and much much more!

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Episode 64: To Destroy a Ring

This week we are once again graced with the gift of Shane so we get the lowdown on what's going on in the world of Batman Zero Year.  Gary and Shane celebrate the cult of Apple, and Curt talks about Magic.  Jaime and Chris are playing Risk of Rain, and Chris shares some news about Magicite and what those crazy MIT kids are making now.  We discuss the next week of hell on our wallets with the PS4 launch and everything that went down at Blizzcon.  We talk about what it would take for us to play a Call of Duty game, and we collectively drool over videos of Rime.  And a lot more! 

Friday, November 8, 2013

SCATcast: Gaiden Episode 40

This week Jaime fills us in on what 2ch has been up to, getting into hot water with the local constabulary.  She poses the question of who's responsible when some middle aged pervs use 3DS's to arrange illegal activities, and plants a small tease about the next Evangelion film.  Chris has some news to share with Jaime about Atelier Escha moving to the small screen, and talks Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory. We discuss the end of Love Lab, and the 3rd attempt at watching Yuru Yuri.  And More!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Episode 63: Wham For a Server

This week, Chris and Jaime talk a bit about playing Eldritch, and we discuss the leak of the fall/winter Steam sale.  We're all still playing Pokemon, and Gary talks about letting his tablet go.  Chris shares what Shuhei Yoshida has been up to on Twitter, and some news about the PocketStation.  We all talk about Jim Sterling and what's left of Destructoid, and detail our envy of Europe's Club Nintendo offerings.  And More!

Thursday, October 31, 2013

SCATcast: Gaiden Episode 39

In this spooky episode, Jaime brings you news about Nintendo, Zombies at Tokyo Tower, and how Japan celebrates Halloween.  She discusses space cannons and the anime adaptation of the Avengers.  Chris talks about Little Busters season 2, excites Jaime with a confirmed american release date for Atelier Escha, and our first experience watching Kamen Rider.  We talk a bit about our impressions of Love Lab, and finish it off with a round of "This Week's Waifu" and Channel A.  And more!

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Episode 62: BAD.exe

This week we're all playing Pokemon!  Still!  Gary gives his first impressions on the JXD gaming tablet he picked up, and Ryan and Curt discuss the Hearthstone beta.  We talk Dark Souls II, and Windows 8.  Gary shares what's troubling Adam Sessler, and his thoughts on "Kids on the Slope".  We talk Microsoft vs. Apple, and anticipation for the PS4.  Curt and Ryan reminisce about WOW, and Chris reminds us to back Huniepop on Kickstarter.  And more!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

SCATcast: Gaiden Episode 38

This week, Jaime talks about how you'll soon be able to be your very own Vocaloid producer, and how the 2014 Olympic athletes are getting a generous gift from Samsung.  She discusses the shiny new 3DS XLs coming out in Japan next month, and the gigantic event celebrating Puella Magi Madoka Magica.  Chris is talking about the english dub of Little Busters and we get into some love for Hyperdimension Neptunia.  We discuss the endings of Sankarea and Watamote, and Jaime reveals this week's waifu.  And more!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Episode 61: The Men's Club

This week Gary, Chris, and Bill discuss Stanley Parable, Sonic: Lost World, and of course, Pokemon.  They talk XBOX One and PS4, as well as the Ouya.  Plus and Beyond: Two Souls.  And more!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

SCATcast: Gaiden Episode 37

This week, Jaime has all kinds of news about Japanese animals, from an island filled with cats to a bar where you can drink with penguins.  She also has a few more additions to the police blotter this week with asians behaving badly.  Chris shares some news about special edition 3DS systems, and a new bundle for Monster Hunter 4.  We discuss this week's waifu, and more!

Monday, October 14, 2013

Episode 60: Team Fennekin

This week we're ALL PLAYING POKEMON!!!  Gary and Jaime form an alliance over Team Fennekin, and we all discuss our progress so far.  Gary discusses his new Nintendo magazine, and Chris talks about the Super Smash Bros. Melee documentary.  Chris and Jaime share their time spent waiting in line for Skylanders: SwapForce, and we all sigh about FoxxCon.  And More!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

SCATcast: Gaiden Episode 36

This week, Jaime walks through an unboxing of the PS Vita Slim, which launched in Japan today.  We discuss the offices of some of gaming's biggest developers, and Harvest Moon.  Chris is both furious and delighted with Square Enix, and gives a big congratulations to Atlus on their sales of Persona 4: Golden.  We talk Pokemon and Sankarea, and debut two new segments!  Plus more!

Monday, October 7, 2013

Episode 59: I Named it Meow Meow

This week, pretty much everyone is playing Terraria, and we try to convince Curt that he should, too.  We're also discussing GTA Online, and why Curt wants to play Hearthstone so badly.  Chris talks about Indiecade and Knock Knock, and Gary's got some opinions on WWE '14.  We talk Pokemon X and Y, and some of the cooler events in World of Warcraft.  Curt and Ryan get to talking Magic, and Jaime played some Neo Geo this week.  Plus more!

Friday, October 4, 2013

SCATcast: Gaiden Episode 35

This week, Jaime's excited to explain DoCoMo's "Intelligent Glass", and Chris gets excited over the prospect of being able to read kanji.  She talks about the Kickstarter project for "Akiba Anime Art", and says farewell to the Pokemon plane.  Chris has news about Idea Factory in the U.S.,  and Ikaruga on Steam!  We both discuss the finer points of the history of pachinko, and a whole lot more!

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Episode 58: Smitty's Worst Episode Ever

This week we're discussing the Steam announcements!  We break down our thoughts on the controller, and how much the Steam Machine might cost us.  We talk about the ups and downs of Steam Workshop, and Chris and Jaime discuss season 2 of Mortal Kombat: Legacy.  Curt asks us about our  best and worst experiences with online games, and Smitty explains the finer workings of the League of Legends finals.  And a whole lot of Will Sasso.  (and more)

Thursday, September 26, 2013

SCATcast: Gaiden Episode 34

This week, Jaime shares news about middle schools, millionaires, and... hot yogurt.  She talks about how (un)intelligent some pervy criminals can be, and some of the most interesting highlights from last weekend's TGS.  Chris talks about his excitement for Steins;Gate coming to PC and explains the nuances of how to deal with a schoolgirl vampire.  We discuss Watamote, Danganronpa, and Blood Lad... and more!

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Episode 57: Hun-Gary-n Sausages

This week we have the whole crew back, and we're in top form.  Curt's been back at Minecraft since the latest update, Chris and Jaime beat Diablo III (again) and Smitty's playing Eufloria.  Gary picked up a copy of GTA V, and got to take part in the Shovel Knight hangout.  Jaime tells Curt why he should play Torchlight II, and talks about the Nintendo / Namco event on Saturday.  Curt talks about DoubleFine, and Chris gets Gary excited with the news of the huge Terraria update coming October.  We discuss media boxes and Super Hot, and Smitty explains League of Legends to us.  Plus we debate on the Steam announcement and MORE!

Friday, September 20, 2013

SCATcast: Gaiden Episode 33

This week Jaime has all kinds of tech news with TGS starting today.  She has news on Yahoo's new voice-controlled search engine, and a handy device to make sure you don't leave your kid in a taxi.  We take a moment to pay tribute to Mr. Hiroshi Yamauchi, and Jaime has an arrest story that's... unusual.  Chris tells us about some more announcements from TGS, and Sega's acquisition of Atlus.  Plus, will he buy a Persona pachinko machine?  Chris also finished Project X Zone this week as well as Gantz, and fills us in with final thoughts on both.  PLUS WAAAY MOE!  MORE!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Episode 56: Death Threats

This week we are down many regular members (ok, actually most of them) but we are joined by special guest Ryan D.!  Ryan fills us in on his exploits playing Mechwarrior Online and we discuss their charity event and why they get unwarranted death threats.  We discuss his anticipation for GTA V and his time spent with single-player Battlefield 3.  Chris and Jaime are still in the first stages of Diablo III for console, and we hear about Ryan's college assignment to play Second Life.  Chris brings us news about Sony's Japanese press conference and the River City Ransom kickstarter, and Ryan tells us about Steam's 10th birthday.  We all discuss digital media value and a TON more.

Friday, September 13, 2013

SCATcast: Gaiden Episode 32

This week, Jaime discusses shapely produce, the Olympics, and Miyazaki's retirement.  She has news on the upcoming TGS, and Chris shares the announcements from Sony's Japanese press conference.  We discuss VitaTV, Monster Hunter 4, and the dungeons of Yumina: The Ethereal.  Plus a ton more!

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Episode 55: Juicin' A Poop

This week we are rejoined by the prodigal Curt, who's been playing The Bureau: XCOM Declassified.  Bill returns as well, and he's excited about watching the preloading progress of a Machine for Pigs.  Jaime and Chris got back into Diablo III thanks to the improvements of the console versions, and Gary's still rolling through the daily challenges of Spelunky.  We discuss Major Nelson, and what people should be for Halloween.  We talk a bit about Farcry 3 Blood Dragon, and listen as Bill creates his character for Saints Row the Third. We play Stump the Mark. We thank our new followers and listeners,  Plus a whole plop more!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

SCATcast: Gaiden Episode 31

This week Jaime has news about Miyazaki, Sony's rumored peripherals, and nude men eating dumplings.  Seriously.  She explains why most young people in Japan want to work at Starbucks, and how Time and Eternity STILL isn't as terrible of a game as people think.  Chris discusses the Pokemon Nintendo Direct, and gives us a first glimpse into Yumina the Ethereal.  We break down the weirdness that is season 2 of Haiyore! Nyaruko-san and lots more!

Monday, September 2, 2013

Episode 54: Badger Farmer

This week, we somberly recount Gary's birthday hijinks, and play some games!  Chris gets Smitty to devote some time to Game Dev Tycoon on Steam, and we listen as SCATcast Studios makes its ascent to game dev fame.  Gary and Ryan discuss their time with Gary's birthday purchase:  an Ouya!  and Jaime is still plodding through Time and Eternity.  Shane joins us with a look into his bag from the comic shop today, and we all get sappy over Keiji Inafune's kickstarter project.  Plus 2DS, Harry Potter Puppets, and more!

Thursday, August 29, 2013

SCATcast: Gaiden Episode 30

This week, Jaime has interesting news from the fads of the Japanese internet to American inventions to help the Japanese (and you!) poop better.  She shares some Nintendo news, and the terrible dilemma facing Japanese tech geeks who want to get their hands on the NVIDIA Shield.  Chris talks a bit about his feelings on the 2DS, and how will he manage his time between Project X Zone, Gantz, and Yumina!?  Plus a whole lot more!

Friday, August 23, 2013

SCATcast: Gaiden Episode 29

This week Jaime's got a bunch of Pokemon tidbits for you, and helps you to understand exactly who Japanese game developers are.  She explains how the city of Tokyo is improving for tourists, and a very exciting Studio Ghibli sort-of announcement!  Chris talks about Japan Expo and some cool upcoming localizations, and discusses his foray into the Gantz manga.  We share our recent experience playing Tokyo Jungle co-op, and explain the strange animal that is Danganronpa.  We also give our final thoughts to the end of Oriemo, and much much more.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Episode 53: More Like Rustling or Dead Guests (A Special Gary is Schizophrenic Episode)

This week we are joined by Ryan Gardiner, and we unleash what we've all been up to this week:  Ryan and Smitty are playing Payday 2, and Ryan just got Animal Crossing: New Leaf.  Gary's started Mercenary Kings (and it's hard!) and Sonic Adventure 2, an old favorite for Chris.  We share our love for the Burnout franchise, and Jaime's super pissed about Pikmin escort missions.  Curt and Chris talk a little about Pokemon Origin, and Shane takes part in another round of "Stump the Mark".  We briefly discuss the pending launch of the PS4, and ogle some goodies made by 3D Printing.  And More!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

SCATcast: Gaiden Episode 28

This week, Jaime explains how Nintendo of Taiwan is redefining "Limited Edition", and what happens when public officials get a little too hooked on social gaming.  She discusses the cultural and religious traditions of Obon, and really loved "Deathigner"!  Chris finished Shin Megami Tensei IV this week, and he's happy to talk about his parting thoughts as well as first impressions of Project X Zone.  We finish the episode with  a rundown of WataMote and a promise to finish Oriemo soon!  Plus more!

**Listen to this episode and then watch "Deathigner"  =)

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Episode 52: One Year of SCAT

This week we celebrate our one year anniversary with an Ice Cream Social at Shane's, and we've got quite the show for you!  Gary's been playing Rise of the Triad, and we get nostalgic with Zelda II.  Shane's seen a bunch of movies since he was last on the show, and tells us his thoughts on Pacific Rim, RIPD, and more.  Jaime's talks about the beautiful fruit in Pikmin 3, and Gary starts the first round of "Stump the Mark" wrestling trivia.  Chris explains Dragon's Crown and the $1 Million Dollar Saint's Row bundle, and Smitty got a Salty Bet account and proposes a SCATcast kickstarter project.  Plus a MASSIVE DOSE OF MORE!!

Friday, August 9, 2013

SCATcast: Gaiden Episode 27

It's a crazy week for "cyber crimes" as Jaime reports that Japan is being inundated with hacked bank accounts, hacked Wii systems, and.... hacked toilets.  We discuss Hollywood's Akira remake and giant robots, and Chris talks about new from summer Comiket and the impending release of the english Miku software.  We reflect on the end of "Hentai Prince and the Stony Cat", and give a preview of the shows we're starting for this season.  And a ton more!

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Episode 51: Every Last Coil

This week, we are rejoined by Curt who has been playing catch up on old titles this week:  Monster Hunter, Strike Suit Infinity, and Binding of Isaac.  Jaime's excited for Pikmin 3 day, and started playing Cubivore.  We all discuss why there's no good new F-Zero or Metroid games, and Curt tells Chris how Brutal Legend ended.  We discuss the Ouya, Monster Hunter Frontier G, and enjoy erotic storytime courtesy of the talented but absent Smitty.  Chris shares with us the guilty pleasure that is Salty Bet and Lots More! 

Thursday, August 1, 2013

SCATcast: Gaiden Episode 26

This week, Jaime brings us news of puppies, princesses, and parliament.  She explains the spectacle that is WCS (World Cosplay Summit) and begins a head-scratching conversation about why Japanese moms want their sons in girls' swimsuits.  Chris spends some time discussing the upcoming releases of Pikmin 3 and Dragon's Crown, the frustration of not knowing where cities in SMTIV are, and shares some disappointing  news about MoeNovel.  (And a lot more!)

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Episode 50: A Dying Whale

This week, Jaime, Chris, Gary, and Smitty regale you with tales of special edition soundtracks good and bad.  Smitty finished The Last of Us and Bioshock Infinite and has some thoughts on both.  Jaime picked up the 4 new Mii Plaza games for the 3DS, and Chris is still battling Shin Megami Tensei IV.  Gary has some feelings about the Phil Fish business, and we top the show by reading you terrible fan fiction.  Enjoy!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

SCATcast: Gaiden Episode 25

This week is a special educational episode aimed at teaching you all the basics of being a pervert!  We have special guest Jeremy from MediaPodSmash with us, and we're explaining everything from Ecchi to Yandere.  Come learn with us!

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Episode 49: Mad About Soda

This week, Jaime explains a "real" person's perspective on Time and Eternity, and how wonderful Cube World is.  Gary's super-pleased with the Nail Man stage of Mega Man Unlimited, and Chris talks some more about Shin Megami Tensei IV and Nocturne.  We discuss ideas for new Pokemon games, and the bane that is social gaming.  Chris tells us about the lore within Shadowrun, and we all loved Pacific Rim.  And More!

Friday, July 19, 2013

SCATcast: Gaiden Episode 24

This week Jaime has news about a horrifying way to stay cool in the hot Tokyo summer, and the best new way to look cool out in Shibuya.  Chris shares some happy release news, as well as a challenge involving Namco Bandai.  Jaime started Time and Eternity and has a brief review of her (short) experience so far.  Chris got Shin Megami Tensei IV and discusses some of the changes in this installation of the franchise.  Plus a whole lot more!

Monday, July 15, 2013

Episode 48: Reversed into a Headcrab

Steam Sale Steam Sale Steam Sale!

Whoo.  Ok-  now that that's out of the way, we talk about... games!  And wrestling!  And Steam Sale!

Shane gets posed the question of who his all-time favorite wrestler is, and Chris and Jaime gush about Cube World.  Gary's discusses his exciting experience of sharing Spelunky and Cave Story with his lady, and Curt talks a bit about Nintendo's EVO gaffe.  We mourn the loss of Giant Bomb's Ryan Davis, and Chris shares some infinitely weird Kickstarter projects with all of us.  Plus:  Shane's goals for this year, Shin Megami Tensei IV, (and Steam Sale.)  Enjoy!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

SCATcast: Gaiden Episode 23

This week Jaime talks about 'zines for the Yakuza, grannies who steal, and the Tanabata festival!  Chris is excited (really excited) for Shin Megami Tensei IV next week, and for all the big announcements from Manga Gamer and JAST.  We're getting close to finishing Aku No Hana, and Chris' Animal Crossing house is fully upgraded!  And lots more!

Monday, July 8, 2013

Episode 47: Summer Blockbuster!

This week is an explosion of excitement as we discuss all the heat-induced mania of summer films:  our love for 90's action and comedies, Pacific Rim, and Airplane.  Batman Beyond and what the hell happened to Tim Burton?  Shane talks a bit about Man of Steel and Gary chimes in about Idiocracy.  And there's games too!  Gary can't wait for Rise of the Triad, and Chris and Jaime are playing the hell out of Cube World.  And more!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

SCATcast: Gaiden Episode 22

This week, Jaime has news about a very old Japanese candy store with its very own ghost, and the love for Studio Ghibli in Canada.  She's excited about the launch of the new Mario Kart Arcade version, and disappointed over the lack of love for Dragon Quest in America.  Chris has some cool news regarding JAST and some very anticipated visual novels, and thoughts on the just released trailer for Drakengard 3.  Plus, we count down some of the top 30 games ever sold in Japan.  And a whole lot more!

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Episode 46: Dwarves are Jolly

This week we are down a few regular cast members, but we add very special guest Dan McGowan to the mix!  We discuss some of Dan's past and present favorites:  Chrono Trigger, Fallout, and Rocksmith.  We share some opinions on the WiiU, and Half Life and Sim City and we interrogate him about his experience in Japan.  (We're Jealous!)  Plus:  The Hobbit, Iron Man, Dan tries to convince us to watch Game of Thrones, and we tell him why we liked Spartacus instead.  Plus more!

Thursday, June 27, 2013

SCATcast: Gaiden Episode 21

This episode Jaime has a lot less news about naughty Asians, and a lot more news about pancakes!  This week brings us the important issues of stem cells, the Olympics, strange lawsuits... and yes, pancakes.  Chris talks about backing SoulSaga (funded!  yay!) and Index Co. filing for bankruptcy (boo!)  plus announcements for Gust's new IP, Nier playthrough 2... and more!

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Episode 45: Check In To The Toilet

This week we take on the massive load dropped this week by Microsoft.... and are still underwhelmed.  We discuss the cost of games and entertainment nowadays, and what we think could be done to fix it.  We even offer our predictions for the future of the industry!  Bonus!  Chris and Gary have a chat about why they love Saints Row, Curt tells us about Tom Clancy's the Division, and Jaime is loving EVOland.  Plus:  Nier, DoubleFine, Massive Chalice... and Who do we want to see in Smash Bros.?!  And waaaaay more!

Friday, June 21, 2013

SCATcast: Gaiden Episode 20

This week we are a day late due to our visit to Mitsuwa for the Gourmet Food Fair!  In honor of this delicious event, we share some of our favorite and not-so-favorite Japanese foods and drinks.  Jaime has some news about Studio Ghibli's newest work, tattoos in Japan, and Game Center CX's 10th anniversary.  Chris shares some info on Trigger and Kill La Kill, and UNIQLO.  We discuss Little Witch Academia, and we finally finished Gurren Lagann.  Plus more!

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Episode 44: (is DRM Free)

This week we are joined by Smitty (who's busy with Animal Crossing) and we're all over E3 news:  Chris and Jaime want to play Destiny and The Wonderful 101, and Gary'd like to see more of Sunset Overdrive.  We're all sad about the DRM crappiness, and where the XBOX One seems to be headed.  We reminisce about XBOX 360 faceplates, and Chris live demos his Ouya for Gary's viewing pleasure.  Smitty's been playing Starcraft, and we all drool about the sweet video game goodies on  Plus lots more!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

SCATcast: Gaiden Episode 19

This week is (apparently) the week of "Asians Behaving Badly".  Jaime has more than the usual amount of news to share regarding naughty perverts getting a swift helping of sweet sweet justice.  She also shares ways to relieve your stress (Japanese style) and what Mr. Miike is up to.  Chris has a bunch to share from E3, and we highlight the showings we're most excited for.  Plus:  Animal Crossing!  Gurren Lagaan!  More!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Episode 43: CHEAP MEATS!

I'm not gonna lie... this week is mostly discussing the XBOXone, but there's plenty of opinions to share.  With guest appearances by:  Rise of Triad, CubeWorld, Stardew Valley, LocoCycle, Fantasia, and ANIMAL CROSSING!  Plus more!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

SCATcast: Gaiden Episode 18

This week, Jaime has news on all sorts of fun Japanese apps, Hard Gay's new career path, and the terrible "Wife-Induced Disease" plaguing middle-aged salarymen.  She updates us on Cool Japan, and high tech Legos!  Chris shares his experience with the demo of Project X Zone and the not-so-sexy art style of Monster Girl Quest.  Jaime (sigh) played Style Savvy, and everyone's looking forward to Animal Crossing: New Leaf this Sunday.  Plus more!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Episode 42: Uncle Curt's Baby Carrots

This week we are joined by the enamoring Shane and we have lots to discuss!  We discuss the Too Human/Unreal engine debacle, and Jaime's been playing Eternal Darkness before bedtime.  (oh no!)  Chris gives an update on Donkey Kong Returns on 3DS and Shane wants to revisit LA Noire and Arkham City.  Gary explains the sadness of Paranautical Activity, and we all get in on the discussion of Good Ol Games VS Steam.  Plus TONS TONS more!

Thursday, May 30, 2013

SCATcast: Gaiden Episode 17

This week we have updates on the Cool Japan Promotion, an app to keep you company on long lonely drives, and an app to keep you company while you poop!  (Yes, Really!)  Plus the Short Shorts Film Fest, and Ita Taxis in Sapporo.  We discuss Saya No Uta now that we'd both completed it... and we give our final impressions on the shows we finished this week:  Problem Children, Little Busters, and Mawaru Penguindrum.  Plus lots more!

Monday, May 27, 2013

Episode 41: Manly Mojitos

This week we are briefly joined by the fabulous guests known as Shane and Smitty!  We make up for our lost week with plenty to share:  Curt and Chris talk about Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate on the WiiU vs. 3DS, Gary talks about the finishing of Curiosity Cube, and Smitty has a stash of bitcoins he isn't sharing.  We discuss the rumor of a Startropics update, and yes, the *AHEM* XBONE.  Plus:  Donkey Kong Country on the 3DS, Lost Media, and more!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

SCATcast: Gaiden Episode 16

This week we are shaking off our post-convention hangover and bringing you the news!  We discuss Takashi Miike, Kit Kats, and EVA... and Chris shares some exciting Guilty Gear announcements, and anticipation for the Summer of the 3DS.  We talk about visual novels some more, and our experience meeting the guys from MangaGamer at ACEN.  Plus a rundown of HentaiArmageddon and our sweet haul of goods from the con!  And More!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Episode 40: One Lump or Two?

This week we honor our mothers by talking about games!  Gary, Chris, and Jaime have a whole lot of passion this week:  Monaco, Cart Life, Shadow Warrior, Receiver, and NES favorite Rollergames.  Gary and Chris discuss some of the finer points of Iron Man 3, and Jaime explains why it sucks to use price:hours as a determining factor of whether or not to buy a game.  Gary discusses his deepest feelings of Ponies, and Chris talks a bit about Wolfenstein.  Special phone guest Ty tells us how the universes of Dark Souls and Goshigura Kokinosuke (I probably spelled that wrong) fit together... and LOTS more.  Give it a listen!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

SCATcast: Gaiden Episode 15

This week we're excited for ACEN!  Jaime tells us about the surprising findings of Japanese cat interest and other cat phenomenon.  She shares the results of the nationwide survey of people who practice anime moves at home, and talks about a cool Tumblr account showcasing the beautiful backgrounds of beloved anime.  Chris talks about his experiences at past cons, and what he's looking forward to at ACEN this year.  He gives us an explanation of yaoi and yuri, and tells us a bit about MangaGamer.  Plus tons more!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

SCATcast Episode 39: It Started at the Bottom. *Sigh*

This week we have not 1 but *4* special guests!  We welcome Dan, Bill, Smitty and Shane and we have tons to share.  Gary starts us off with his impressions of Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, and Chris and Bill have a chat about Alice: Madness Returns.  Curt finally got to start the WOW Mists of Pandaria expansion and is pleased with the pet battle system.  Chris gives us some heads up about Denpa Men and everyone gets into the Guild 02 excitement.  Jaime and Curt have some love for Doctor Who, and Bill and Gary talk about GTA IV and Shane gets us on the topic of Gordon Ramsey.  Plus So Much More!!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

SCATcast: Gaiden Episode 14

This week we talk about otaku dating life, Monster Hunter spin offs, and yokai in the subway!  Chris tells us about starting "Pandora's Tower" and the success of the third Evangelion movie.  We wax about some of the psychological things we like about storytelling, and give our weekly rundown of anime we're watching.  And more!

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Episode 38: Monac-oh-no

This week Curt is back... with special guests Smitty and new challenger Bill!

We discuss Curt's weapon of choice in Monster Hunter, Chris finally finished Bioshock Infinite, and Gary/Bill/Smitty have an epic game of Monaco going in the background.  Jaime tells us what happened this week in gaming history and has some sweet nostalgia for Dungeon Keeper.  Plus G4, Ouya speculation, and lots of deep thoughts over Bioshock Infinite's ending. (Spoiler alerts!) And More!

Friday, April 26, 2013

SCATcast: Gaiden Episode 13

This week is Evangelion madness!  Jaime tells us all about the promotions going on around Japan for the release of the 3.33 movie, and Chris talks about the importance of Neon Genesis in pop culture.  Jaime shares the observations of Golden Week so you can be prepared, and Chris gives some due recognition to Dragon's Crown.  Plus: "Little Witch Academia", Oreimo, artbooks, and More!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Episode 37: U Went Pizza

This week we're all over Nintendo news!  Chris is really excited about Bravely Default getting localized, Gary shares some news about Criterion, and Jaime gives us some gaming history. Plus Injustice, Tomb Raider, NIS's apology... and more!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

SCATcast: Gaiden Episode 12

This week, Jaime tells us about the current state of dining in Japan: the economic woes of McDonald's Japan, the 4WD Cafe, and Hentai Ramen!  Chris has some excitement to share about the Nintendo Direct video (Yay Bravely Default!) and Spike Lee working on Oldboy.  Jaime explains the Cool Japan Pop Culture Promotion Committee and Chris revists the topic of "creative censorship".  Plus our weekly show rundown and lots more!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Episode 36: It's SO Juicy.

This week, the role of Curt is played by the talented Smitty.

Episode 36 finds Gary with parting thoughts after finishing Bioshock Infinite and Smitty's got some opinions on the Dead Space franchise.  Chris is excited for Dark Souls 2, and Jaime's just been Hunting Monsters.  Chris tells us about the preorder for Starbound, and Smitty's all about Farming Simulator 2013.  Gary's all wound up for Daft Punk and Far Cry 3 goodness.  Plus so much more!

Friday, April 12, 2013

SCATcast: Gaiden Episode 11

In this episode, Jaime talks about TokyoDisneyland, THE END: The Miku Hatsune opera, and CAPYBARAS in HOT SPRINGS!  After cute overload, Chris shares his excitement for Project X Zone, his thoughts on sexy cow milking, and tells the french what to do with those tentacles.  This week we finish winter 2013 anime series and give our final thoughts on the 3 shows we followed, plus first impressions on the new stuff!  And Lots More!

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Episode 35: Kickstart THIS

This week Gary, Chris, and Jaime hold down the fort and tell it like it is.  Gary has more love for Bioshock Infinite, Jaime and Chris are hunting jaggis and we're all riled up about the "Always Online" XBOX rumors.  Gary gives a quick review of the Evil Dead remake, and we all have something to say about stupid Kickstarter campaigns.  Plus... Pokemon X & Y.... Shovel Knight... Battleblock Theater... and MORE!

Friday, April 5, 2013

SCATcast: Gaiden Episode 10

This week we tackle Localization AMAZING-NESS and humanitarian news.  Chris gives some reviews of the best (and worst) parts of his expansive Japanese movie collection, and Jaime explains what makes a burger perfect for watching anime with.  We talk Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate and Rewrite and give our weekly rundown of winter 13 anime as well as what we're looking forward to next season.  And lots more!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Episode 34: Lasers and Missions... and... bacon.

This week we had a few too many Easter Eggnogs and recorded late... but we were full of fun things to share!  Gary and Curt talked about Bioshock Infinite and all the warm happies that come along with it.  Chris and Jaime shared their impressions of Terraria on the 360.  We discuss Metal Gear, Deadly Premonition, game length, and BACON! (and More!  But BACON!)

Friday, March 29, 2013

SCATcast: Gaiden Episode 9

This week we talk Square Enix, Muramasa: Rebirth, and Sony.  Chris gives his final thumbs up to Persona 4: The Animation, and Jaime finally finished Atelier Ayesha.  We talk about what knowing a lot about dinosaurs can do for you, and how not to pick a fight with a yakuza.  The weekly anime recap of course... and more!

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Episode 33: Live from MGC!

We spent a very long, but very fun weekend at the Midwest Gaming Classic! We made some friends, had some drinks and talked to the public! Listen in!

Friday, March 22, 2013

SCATcast: Gaiden Episode 8

This week we discuss itai ("painful") otaku trends, what Sadako does in her leisure time, and why you shouldn't name your child after an anime character.  We talk about new trailers for Dragon's Crown, Shin Megami & others.  Jaime expresses her opinion on visual novel sex scenes, and Chris closes a chapter in finishing Little Busters.  PLUS MORE!

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Episode 32: 5 Guys & Gary

On this rapid-fire show we talk about iOS games Ridiculous Fishing & Deathsmiles. Yacht Club games shows us Shovel Knight via Kickstarter. Simcity is even more shitty. Come see us at the Midwest Gaming Classic & more!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

SCATcast: Gaiden episode 7

This week we get trapped in an MMO for an hour and talk all about Sword Art Online and .Hack. Jaime discusses her progress in Atelier Ayesha and postulates whether or not we will get Meruru or Totori Plus.  Chris tells us about starting Drakengard and a surprising discovery that the new Sentai show contains... rasta people? Plus Yokai! White Day! And MoRe!!!

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Episode 31: Something About the Ukraine

Greetings, comrades.  This week we find ourselves short one Curt, but we do our best to make with the funnies anyway!  Chris fills us in on his first impressions of Dead Space 3, and going back to Freaky Forms: Deluxe.  Jaime started Atelier Ayesha, and Gary's been enjoying El Shaddai.  Chris explains why Nintendo isn't in trouble and Gary and Jaime reminisce about the days of shareware and Sierra.  Plus: Steam Sales, people who are dumb on the internet, SimCity, and MORE!

Friday, March 8, 2013

SCATcast: Gaiden Episode 6

This week we talk about the writing of Little Busters, subs vs dubs, NISA, and whether or not girls should fight dinosaurs. Chris talks about Persona 4 the Animation and  the upcoming releases of Oriemo and Penguindrum.  Jaime talks (a lot) about Atelier Ayesha and past Atelier games.  Plus more... hold onto your butts!

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Episode 30: Technical Difficulties

This week we all finished/started new games and had lots to talk about!  Chris finished Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne (finally!) and Jaime started Cave Story+ and Skies of Arcadia: Legends.  Curt bought the Orcs Must Die package and has nothing but happiness.  Gary's all about Track Mania and Etrian Odyssey.  Plus:  Non-Disclosure agreements, Ouya news, we feel the feels about DLC... and MORE!

Thursday, February 28, 2013

SCATcast: Gaiden Episode 5

This week brings us a little bit of nostalgia by reminiscing about the first anime we ever watched and the shows that influence the stuff we like today.  We share our experience with the first level of Phantom Breaker, and discuss why Jaime won't be allowed to go to a maid cafe in Japan.  Plus updates on this week's worth of winter 2013 episodes and Persona 5 speculations.  AND MORE!

Monday, February 25, 2013

Episode 29: A Meaningful Fart

This week we have everything to say about the PS4 announcement!  Curt gives us a peek at his adoration for the Monster Hunter demo (again!),  and Jaime talks about leaving an old friend behind by finishing Persona 4 (finally!).  Chris give us a progess report on Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne, and Gary explains why games are like farts.  Plus:  Kickstarter stories, Vendetta Online, Jonathan Blow, and tons more!

Saturday, February 23, 2013

SCATcast: Gaiden Episode 4

Gaiden is a day late this week but we make up for it with love!  This week, Jaime discusses all the NISA news she can handle with their latest localization announcements.  We reminisce about the wonderful world of Super Sentai shows and the history of the Power Rangers.  Chris tells us of his appreciation for the company Overdrive and we divulge the sweet secrets of our J-List  bounty!  Plus more!

Monday, February 18, 2013

Episode 28: Stab a Dragon in the Face

This week we stream LIVE! while we battle evil mic-meddling robots over the city of Tokyo!  While lasers whiz by, Gary gives us a rundown of Zelda-esque Anodyne and shows off some gameplay footage in the process.  Curt ducks a sweeping punch and swoons while playing some Monster Hunter: Tri and makes nefarious plans for the next MH release.  Jaime takes out an enemy helicopter and tells us her experience with good game AI.  Chris plants the explosives and weeps for his wallet with the impending Skylanders Swapforce.  PLUS!  Listen to this episode for details on how to win your very own copy of ANODYNE straight from SCATcast!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

SCATcast: Gaiden Episode 3

We are here again with week 3! We talk about the Love Plus franchise. Jaime briefly lets us know about her ideal 2D date. We talk about some of our favorite anime series. We discuss and review Speed Grapher, an old show but a classic. We go over the 4 shows we are watching this season: GJ-bu, Kotoura-san, Maoyuu Maou Yuusha & Tamako Market.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Episode 27: He's Got Hashbrowns

This week Shane once again dons his cape & cowl and joins us. Curt gives us the run down on the Worms game for Facebook. We talk comics with Shane. We revisit Dark Knight Rises along with the movies we've all seen last week. We share our thoughts on the rumor from the website/magazine EDGE about the next Microsoft system being always online & not allowing used game sales. The Ouya is going to get annual upgrades. Poor Rayman: Legends developers & Wii U owners. Plus things!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Scatcast: Gaiden Episode 2

Welcome back! This week Jaime talks about Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love. We have more Shin Megami Tensei/Persona discussion. Chris Shares his thoughts on Nanashi no Game. Plus we talk about what anime shows we are watching for the Winter 2013 season.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Episode 26: ROADTRIP!

This week we take a trip to Mitsuwa Marketplace in Illinois. They have tasty food, a great grocery store and we talk THE WHOLE WAY THERE (and back.) Join us as we talk about how Tiny Tina from Borderlands 2 is NOT racist. Chris explains and apologizes for the tone of his voice in the beginning of the first Gaiden episode. Teriyaki Japanese soda is sampled with much remorse. Curt talks about the evolution of X-Com. Jim Sterling's review of Boob Wars is a little weird to Chris. PS4 controller rumors. Dead Space 3 argh. And MORE!

Thursday, January 31, 2013

SCATcast Gaiden Episode 1

Welcome everyone to Chris & Jaime's off-shoot of the main show! We are the resident Social Connoisseurs of Alternative Technology™ of Japanese goodies. We cover Eastern-made video games, Visual Novels/Eroge, Anime & much more. This week we talk about Persona 4: Golden, Little Busters!, Steins;Gate, Eroge misconceptions, character development/interaction & more!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Episode 25: Frog Fractions is Legit

This week we talk THQ's bankruptcy. The Nintendo Direct for this week was quite amazing (Wind Waker HD, Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem, Yoshi's Epic Yarn!) PROJECT X ZONE IS COMING TO THE US! Gary spoils Frog Fractions. We talk video game movies. Curt shares his spoiler-rific opinion of the Assassin's Creed III ending. Dead Space 3 wants your money you miserable shits. Plus more!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Episode 24: Mountain Dew & Doritos Cupcakes

Gas Powered Games begins Wildman kickstarter then lays off  around 40 employees 4 days later. Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate release date revealed. Disney Infinity shown. Vendetta Online launches a Kickstarter. Path of Exile goes into Open Beta this week. Pandora's Tower get an American Release, $40! A White House petition to ban the use of region-locking in games, movies, software, and Internet traffic handling. Plus more.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Episode 23: Do you eat shit?

This week we talk some more about Faster Than Light. Jaime finished Paper Mario: Sticker Star and shares her thoughts. We talk more in depth about Ready Player One. Hideki Kamiya asks a Kotaku writer if he eats shit.We reminisce about video games that disappointed us. Curt tells us his thoughts about Crimson Shroud.We talk about Steam Box(es). Plus much. much more!

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Episode 22: Christopher Robin is the devil

This week we discuss many things such as :

The Halo franchise making a more distinct art style for itself.
Steambox is alive and on it's way.
Ouya devkits were sent out this week.
Video game burning is OK, but book burning is NOT!
We touch upon gun control and it's bullshit that leads to being blamed on videogames.
Winnie the Pooh Homerun Derby is hard, TOO hard.
The WII U is a good piece of hardware, more games please.
We talk stupid HDMI cable pricing.
PC building.

Plus soooo much more, tune in!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Episode 21: Use the Windows Desktop Cleanup Wizard

Gary, Jaime, Chris, Curt  & Smitty talk about our favorite games of the year.
Gary says Walking Dead is the best but also mentions Far Cry 3, Fez & Hotline Miami.
Curt mentions Assassin's Creed III & claims FTL is the best.
Jaime Lists the last Atelier game, Paper Mario Sticker Star, & says Borderlands 2 is her fav.
Chris likes Borderlands 2, but says Persona 4: Golden is the best.
Smitty says Farming Simulator 2013 is terrible, and really likes X-COM

Plus we talk about things & stuff! Stuff yo' ears!