Wednesday, December 24, 2014

SCATcast: Gaiden Episode 99

In this special holiday episode, we discuss some incredible attractions we missed, and some gifties for the otaku on your list.  We have some announcements from Level 5 and Key that just might make you giddy into the new year.  Chris gives us his final impressions of Kamen Rider Wizard, Littlewitch Romanesque and Much More!

Monday, December 22, 2014

Episode 122: Best of the Year Spectacular

This week, Gary takes on Earthbound and Smitty scored in the Steam Raffle.  Shane gives his approval to Peaky Blinders and Bill is becoming a Prison Architect.  Jaime and Chris are getting all of the cake in Phantasy Star Blue Burst, and we unveil our annual countdown for the year's best and worst:  Movies, Games, Albums, and More!

Sunday, December 21, 2014

SCATcast: Gaiden Episode 98

This week, Jaime tells you how much your Japanese girlfriend wants you to spend on her for Christmas, and shares some announcements from Sony about new tech coming our way.  She tells us about some products to keep our pets warm this winter and some must-see cosplay destinations in Japan.  Chris has some amazing announcements from the visual novel front regarding Steins;Gate and Grisaia, and he shows off the Danbo camera from Casio.  He urges us to check out Saikano, and we briefly talk Denki-Gai.  Plus More!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

SCATcast 121: Fast-Foward 9 Years

This week Shane shares his revelations about WWE 2K15. Gary got a Wii-U and joins the current console generation with Super Mario 3D World and Super Smash Brothers in tow. Chris VERY briefly urges everyone to play Chain Chronicle on mobile. Shane gives us the gist of the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. mid-season finale and so much more!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

SCATcast: Gaiden Episode 97

In this week's episode, Jaime has news for Godzilla fans, and counts down the most-wanted Christmas gifts in Japan.  Chris runs through the exciting announcements from the Sony press event this weekend and the Game Awards.  We discuss Kamen Rider Wizard and the shows we've stuck with this season.  Plus More!

Episode 120: Lions All Look The Same

This week we give a nice once-over of the Video Game Awards. Shane follows up with his WWE 2K15 impressions and Bill gives us his updated impressions of Halo: The Master Chief Collection. We give our 2 cents about the newest #gamergate stupidity. We give our thoughts and hopes to No Man's Sky. The Fox Engine and P.T. are discussed and MUCH more!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

SCATcast: Gaiden Episode 96

This week, Jaime talks about pandas and foxes, and the exciting new technology coming from Toyota.  Chris has some announcements about Xenoblade and Junji Ito, and we're excited to see the Parasyte movie did well!  We discuss the new show we started: Denki-Gai no Honya San, and Chris explains why he's been so pleasantly surprised by Persona Q.  Plus More!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Episode 119: Shia LeBeouf

In this week's episode, Gary gives his input on Geometry Wars 3 and Jaime binged on Phantasy Star.  Chris was surprised to enjoy Metro Redux, and Shane has a sad about WWE 15.  We talk about the Black Friday deals we did and didn't jump on, and the two big trailers that debuted this week.  Smitty jumps in later to give us the business on Sunset Overdrive, and we chime in on some of the worst of Kickstarter.  And More!

Thursday, November 27, 2014

SCATcast: Gaiden Episode 95

This week, we tighten up the show a little to account for all the noteworthy goodies to cover.  We've got some announcements about Hatoful Boyfriend and Criminal Girls, and we discuss season 1 of Tokyo Ghoul.  Chris gives his final thoughts after finishing Bayonetta 2, and his first impressions of Persona Q and Guilty Gear Xrd.  Plus More!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Episode 118: Slurping Gravy

In this week's episode, Chris and Jaime are getting nostalgic with Phantasy Star Blue Burst, and Chris gives us an update on Bayonetta 2.  Gary is becoming fond of Pool Nation, and we get to talking about the 3DS/Cubic Ninja exploit.  We are underwhelmed by the Black Friday offerings, and we discuss Amiibo, WWE, and the Steam Sale.  Plus More!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

SCATcast: Gaiden Episode 94

This week, Jaime brings us news about innovation- from hydrogen cars to deep-sea living.  Chris has some awesome announcements about Guilty Gear Xrd and a new documentary about Studio Ghibli.  We discuss Pokemon lotteries and Fantasy Life, and we talk about our anticipation for the Parasyte live-action movie.  Plus Lots More!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Episode 117: Bill's G-Spot

This week, Bill talks about the Master Chief Collection and Gary enjoys Ollie Ollie.  Shane convinces us to watch Constantine, and he gives his review of Dumb and Dumber To.  Chris confesses his guilty pleasure watching Video Game High School, and Jaime loved Big Hero 6.  Special Guest Eva is racing through Arrow, and we tackle the trainwreck of Assassin's Creed: Unity.  Plus a bunch more!

Friday, November 14, 2014

SCATcast: Gaiden Episode 93

This week, Jaime discusses Sony's Playstation Vue and helps us celebrate Hello Kitty's 40th birthday.  Chris shares some announcements from Sega and Cyberconnect2, and tells us all about Clannad.  We catch up with Parasyte and Tokyo Ghoul, and we give our review of Big Hero 6.  Plus a Bunch More!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Episode 116: Double Dutch Oven

This week, the boys discuss The Binding of Isaac, and the evolution of indie games and indie devs.  Bill talks about Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, and Shane reviews Interstellar and Big Hero 6.  Gary attempts to explain Over the Garden Wall, and we all talk about Overwatch, Arrow, and Sons of Anarchy.  Plus More!

Friday, November 7, 2014

SCATcast: Gaiden Episode 92

This week, Jaime discusses apps to help you be a Japanese tourist, and how you, too, can be a Sanrio schoolgirl.  She talks about Miyamoto's Pikmin Short Films, and a new Japanese twist on bicycles.  Chris goes over the recent Nintendo Direct announcements and we both discuss the 35th anniversary of Super Sentai.  Plus a Bunch More!

Monday, November 3, 2014

Episode 115: The Day Jaime Wasn't There

This week, we talk about Sunset Overdrive and WWE 2K15. We discuss the Amazon TV Fire Stick and get into racial representation in geek culture. We run down the announcement of Marvel's phase 3 and Shane gives his review of Nightcrawler.  Plus More!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

SCATcast: Gaiden Episode 91 Fantasy Life Special

In this very special episode, we devoted the entire show to Fantasy Life!  We break down everything from Alchemy to Tools, and we share what we love and hate so far.  Please join us for this special look at Fantasy Life!

Episode 114: Real Consequences.

In this week's episode, Chris talks Bayonetta and Jaime is doing all the jobs in Fantasy Life.  Gary is  racking up assist trophies in Smash Bros., and Curt gives us his opinion on early-access Massive Chalice.  We discuss what makes up the games we love:  gameplay, story, and value, and the boys reminisce about Half Life 2.  We explain our love for Platinum, and our hatred for people who act like tools on the internet.  Plus More!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

SCATcast: Gaiden Episode 90

This week, Jaime presents some fancy new items to spend money on if you're a fan of Sailor Moon, and she explains why buying diapers in Japan just might get you arrested.  She explains some of the cool technology developed recently, and a Simpsons tribute to anime.  Chris checks out Senran Kagura Bon Appetit, and gets excited for Earth Defense Force 4.1.  He brings us an announcement about Project Scissors, and the panopticons for Freedom Wars.  We discuss our anticipation for Fantasy Life, and Chris gives some final thoughts about the storyline of Evil Within.  Plus More!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Episode 113: But Shane, it's a STEELBOOK

This week, Chris and Jaime dove deep into Hammerwatch, and Chris played through the Evil Within.  Gary got excited about Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, and spent some more time with Smash Bros.  Shane gives us the lowdown on all the exciting news Marvel dropped on us, and he fills us in on what's going on with Arrow and the Flash.  We discuss our appreciation for Doctor Who, and how the perfect sequel to Varsity Blues should be.  Plus More!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

SCATcast: Gaiden Episode 89

This week, Jaime introduces you to the top shows for fall that are worth checking out, from Sailor Moon to bicycle racing.  She talks about some new product launches that just might make you throw your wallet if you're a fan of Attack on Titan or Ultraman.  She also explains the RSS app that's winning over otaku hearts all over Japan- Hacka Doll.  Chris gets us into the Halloween spirit with Junji Ito's spooky Pokemon, and the announcement of Scarlett Johansson being offered a role in Ghost in the Shell.  He brings up the creepiness of Puzzle & Dragon's new "adult" parody and we go in-depth into the new shows we started: HighsCool Seha Girls, and Parasyte.  And a ton more!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Episode 112: Sausage Touchers.

This week, Gary's been playing Smash Bros. and making excuses for Swing Copter.  Smitty explains DOTA2 a bit and Curt's really ok with DMC and is getting started on the lore of Hannibal.  Chris and Jaime really got into the first episode of American Horror Story, and Chris was pretty into the Bayonetta 2 demo.  Jaime joined Chris in playing Hammerwatch, and she doesn't want to talk about Castaway Paradise.  Shane gives the rundown on the Flash and the continual mediocrity of Gotham.  We discuss TV Funhouse and the Playstation TV, and Gary's going to attempt Twin Peaks.  We talk Assassin's Creed shenanigans and a final farewell to all our f*cks about #Gamergate.  And More!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

SCATcast: Gaiden Episode 88

This week, Jaime discusses "Moe Day" and how to stay in a ryokan for cheap (or free!)  She shares an announcement for fans of fancy Pokemon art, and explains the phenomenon known as the Gaijin Nod.  Chris talks about watching Miku perform on Letterman, and news of Smash Bros.' Wii-U release date.  He tells us about the Hyperdimension Neptunia spinoff, and a kickstarter campaign for Grisaia.  We discuss the new shows we started this week:  Persona 4 Golden: the Animation, Tokyo Ghoul, and Rokujouma, and we give a brief glimpse into what we're excited to see this next coming fall season.  Plus More!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Episode 111: Going Down

This week, we discuss Adam Sandler and Netflix, and Gary urges us all to check out Adventure Xpress.  Chris has an early review of Wrack, and Smitty had a busy week playing Assassin's Creed, DOTA2, and he tells us what he thought of A Walk Among the Tombstones.  Gary insists we all go see the Book of Mormon, and Chris & Jaime bring in the fall mood with a review of Dr. Scary's Haunted House.  Plus a Ton More!

Friday, October 3, 2014

SCATcast: Gaiden Episode 87

In this week's episode, Jaime discusses innovations in elder care and the kawaii-est faceplates you can get for your new 3DS.  She talks about Softbank's latest project and gives us a history lesson on Japan's most beloved sugar treat, Konpeito.  Chris talks about Smash Bros.' crazy sales and gives us a rundown of the upcoming releases he's looking forward to this month.  Jaime updates us on her progress in Ar NoSurge, and Chris finished Akiba's Trip.  We briefly talk about how things are going in Dennou Coil, and a BUNCH more!!

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Episode 110: Needs More Canon

This week, Shane tells us all about the Gotham premiere and Agents of Shield.  Jaime started playing Ar NoSurge: Ode to An Unborn Star, and we discuss Lost and Sons of Anarchy.  Smitty explains the intricate world of Assassin's Creed and Chris is getting into Legend of Grimrock.  We discuss another view on Kevin Smith's Tusk, and we discover whether or not there exists fanfiction about NFL stars.  And a bunch more!!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

SCATcast: Gaiden Episode 86

This week, Jaime breaks down some of the highlights of TGS, and gives Bleach fans something to throw their wallets at.  Chris has some announcements about the 2DS and 3DS, and a sad note about Persona 4: Dancing All Night.  Jaime goes over her first impressions of Ar NoSurge: Ode to An Unborn Star, and Chris talks about the mid-season change in tone of Dennou Coil.  Plus More!

Monday, September 22, 2014

Episode 109: This Body is Built on Bad Decisions

This week, we all played Mountain, and we share our experiences good and bad.  Chris talks about the early-access for Chasm, and Smitty wants you to check out League of Legends Worlds event.  Bill went back to the world of Bioshock Infinite, and Gary shows off his fancy Shovel Knight package, and Jaime tries to sell Smitty on reading House of Leaves.  We discuss our weekly homework playing Lone Survivor, and we go all out talking Kevin Smith.  Plus More!

Friday, September 19, 2014

SCATcast: Gaiden Episode 85

This week, Jaime discusses newspapers, pranksters, and idol groups that all have bad ideas.  She introduces an innovative new disaster product, and teaches us how boys sell meat.  Chris has some announcements from TGS about Final Fantasy, and he shares his opinions on some of the new game trailers that were released for FF XV and the Dragon Quest musou title.  We discuss the new show we started:  Denno Coil, and a whole bunch more!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Episode 108: Release the Spit Valve

This week, everyone discusses their thoughts on the Smash Bros. demo, and Curt talks about playing Sports Friends and the Robocop reboot.  Smitty went back to League of Legends, and Bill isn't super wowed by Destiny.  We talk about Diablo III season mode, and the great Microsoft/Mojang shakeup.  Curt explains Pixelmon, and we all go over our homework assignment, Bastion.  And A Ton More!

Friday, September 12, 2014

SCATcast: Gaiden Episode 84

In this week's pre-TGS episode, Jaime tells you what Sega fans can do with their cash on the show floor, and what Konami wants from you.  She reports on crime and crime-fighters, and other costume-related goodies.  Chris tells us about exciting movie news and some Steam announcements with Mind=Zero and Cho Dengeki Stryker.  He also breaks down Burger King's Black Burger promo and Square Enix's streaming service.  We discuss our final thoughts on No Game No Life, and a bunch more!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

SCATcast Homework Assignment for 9/14: Bastion!

Sunday, 9/14 we will be discussing Bastion! Get your assignment done and join us! Contact @SCATcast or @gszuslik on Twitter to arrange being on the show!

Monday, September 8, 2014

Episode 107: Final Fantasy Football

This week, Smitty shares his first impressions of his XBoxOne and Madden, Curt tells us how Ziggurat is coming along, and Gary started DOTA.  Jaime finished Lego Marvel Superheroes, and Chris talks about Akiba's Trip and Thaumcraft.  We discuss the finer points of Hatoful Boyfriend and dating sims, and we debate on whether the new MacPro is a sweet technological marvel, or a space garbage can.  Curt asks us what our favorite ported game is, and we issue a challenge for us each to play Bastion this week.  Plus more!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

SCATcast: Gaiden Episode 83

In this episode, Jaime explains some of Sony's new tech and discusses the world's sexiest telethon.  Chris goes over the announcements from Sony's press event and Nintendo's Bayonetta 2 Direct.  We discuss our final thoughts on Brynhildr in the Darkness, and Jaime explains her feelings on the Atelier Escha & Logy anime adaptation.  And a lot more!!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Episode 106: Too Warm For A Slide Whistle

This week, Curt can't put down rymdkapsel and he's giving Kingdoms of Amalur a chance.  Shane discusses WWE titles, and Smitty made use of some bitcoin.  Josh went back to Borderlands, and Jaime sampled Triple Town.  We discuss the big news of the week with Twitch, Nintendo's 3DS announcements, and we get into the hype for Destiny and Sunset Overdrive.  And a bunch more!!

Friday, August 29, 2014

SCATcast: Gaiden Episode 82

This week, Jaime has some announcements from Nintendo, and Chris covers the big Japanese Nintendo Direct.  We discuss censorship in televised anime, and countdown the "gateway" anime that got Japanese fans interested.  We talk about Godzilla getting an upgrade, and we introduce the new shows we started:  Brunhildr in the Darkness and If Her Flag Breaks, and we talk about the end of Kawai Complex.  And a bunch more!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Episode 105: Microwave Spin-Art.

This week, we're revisiting our childhoods and sharing our love of TMNT and Power Rangers.  Gary wants to buy Spelunky figures, and Curt explains Ziggurat.  Jaime enjoyed the super-cute Road Not Taken, and we get all nostalgic on Borderlands.  Shane fills us in on Marvel trivia and wrestling, and we all discuss how stupid the internet is.  Plus More!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

SCATcast: Gaiden Episode 81

This week, Jaime has good news for Atlus fans, and we discuss the final frontier for Hello Kitty.  Chris is excited about Fantasy Life, and we go over the leaked Smash Bros. roster.  We talk about Gunvolt, and fawn over Pizza Cat.  And a ton more!!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Episode 104: Fondon't.

This week, we celebrate our Two-Year Anniversary with some reflections on the past and some thoughts on current events.  Curt is going strong with Hearthstone, and Bill is back to Hell in Diablo III.  Chris has a lot to say about P.T. and Silent Hills, and Jaime is rekindling her love for Phantasy Star Portable 2.  Smitty and Gary walk us through Crypt of the Necro Dancer, and Shane is optimistic about adopting an XBONE.  Join us for all this and more as we toast to 2 years of SCAT!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

SCATcast: Gaiden Episode 80

This week, Jaime talks about Sony's good news and "love doll" confusion.  Chris has exciting announcements from Mangagamer, and we gush about the Fox Engine's potential.  Chris gives his first impressions of Akiba's Trip, and we discuss our revisit to Phantasy Star Portable 2.  And a Bunch More!

Monday, August 11, 2014

You Noticed Us! ~DESU~

Episode 103: Mr. Nipples

This week we talk about Chasm from Discord Games. We revisit the topic of comic book movies. Smitty & Chris share their views about twitch changing some policies. Chris & Jaime begin playing Trove by Trion Worlds. Plus much more!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

SCATcast: Gaiden Episode 79

This week, Jaime talks about Level 5's success, and Mario driving a Mercedes.  She discusses a doge that works hard, and "Fantasy Science Reader" tackling the tough questions of Attack on Titan.  Chris has some news about Sekai and Key, and tells us all about Square Enix's latest legal troubles.  We discuss Resident Evil Re-Remastered, and Chris explains the love of Kamen Rider Gaim.  And a Bunch More!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Episode 102: Duke's Butt Incorporated

This week, Jaime and Chris are still plodding through Minecraft, and Gary found a Spelunky secret.  Smitty finished Kirby's Triple Deluxe, and Curt is having nostalgia fantastic with his Gameboy.  We discuss Guardians of the Galaxy some more, and we talk Mass Effect with our special guest, Josh from Kind of a Lot O Gaming.  Gary steers our fictional game company through Game Dev Tycoon, and Lots Lots More!

Thursday, July 31, 2014

SCATcast: Gaiden Episode 78

This week, Jaime has announcements about Death Note, Nintendo, and all the awesome new figures your shelf can handle!  Chris brings us news about Parasyte, Madoka, and Pigeons.  We discuss Hyrule Warriors and we count down some of the "Must Watch" shows we've loved.  And a Lot More!!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Episode 101: Every Girl is a Water Puzzle

This week, Chris and Jaime returned to the world of Minecraft and we get to talking mods.  Curt is finally giving the new-er Tomb Raider a go, and Smitty explains how to play Final Fantasy VII.  Gary reminisces about the Darkness, and we can't stop gushing about Guardians of the Galaxy.  Shane fills us in on everything important from ComicCon, and we discuss the state of Marvel.  Curt talks about the Hearthstone expansion, and A Bunch More!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

SCATcast: Gaiden Episode 77

This week, Jaime talks trains and PS4's, and Chris has some exciting news about Fatal Frame and Persona Q.  We discuss the end of Sakura Trick, and we talk Attack on Titan and Death Note with our special guest, Jonathan.  And Much More!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Episode 100: Hobby-Grade Kitten Farts

In this week's episode, Gary and Curt finish Shovel Knight and Chris explains what Akibas Trip is.  We talk about Routine, and game glitches from Diablo to Skate.  We discuss the cartoons of our childhoods, and Jaime walks us through the trippy world of Yume Nikki.  Gary gets us going on Cliffy B.'s new project, and we lineup our next "must-buy" games.  And Some More!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

SCATcast: Gaiden Episode 76

This week, Jaime lets penguins guide her to the aquarium, and we wish the Famicom a happy birthday.  Chris has fighting game news about Tekken and Persona, and we discuss the newest Kamen Rider series.  We extoll our love for Sakura Trick, and much much more!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Episode 99: A Cookie Bath in the Rumpus Room

This week, Curt & Gary talk about Shovel Knight, and Chris & Jaime are taking on bounties in Diablo III: Reaper of Souls.  We discuss Magicite and bid farewell to Neversoft.  We reminisce about Tony Hawk and Guitar Hero, and we are all excited about Sunset Overdrive.  Chris brings Abyss Odyssey and Crawl to our attention, and we bemoan the state of free-to-play games.  Shane gets us going on Arrow and the WWE, and lots lots more!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

SCATcast: Gaiden Episode 75

This week, Jaime talks about Miku, Sailor Moon, and Mario.  She discusses Maru and learning BL in college.  Chris has some announcements about Mighty No. 9 and NouCome, and we discuss the Japanese video game industry.  We finished up Senran Kagura and much much more!

Monday, July 7, 2014

Episode 98: Everybody Shake

This week, Gary  has more to say about Shovel Knight, and Chris is adding to his Gameboy Advance collection.  Jaime's been working through the end of Ragnarok Odyssey: Ace, and Shane is messing around with wrestler's clothing.  We catch up on some TV and movie stuff, as Shane's been enjoying True Detective and Jaime & Chris saw Transformers and Deliver Us From Evil.  Gary shares the tale of the Potato Salad Kickstarter, and Chris shows off his new Raspberry Pi.  We play a couple interesting rounds of Spaceteam on the air, And More!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

SCATcast: Gaiden Episode 74

In this week's episode, Jaime updates us on Ken Watanabe's big career move, and shares DC Comics' "Batmanga" announcement.  She reports on the swanky Sailor Moon birthday bash, and gets some great enjoyment over the Japanese masterpieces from Pokemon Art Academy.  Chris has some big announcements from Anime Expo:  Awakened Fate Ultimatum and Firefly Diary are coming, as well as some new titles from Mangagamer.  He shares some unsavory news from Hollywood, and we discuss Senran Kagura as we progess through the show and the game.  And a bunch more!!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

SCATcast Episode 97: The Mix Tape

In this special episode, Gary and co. get crazy in the car and Curt, Jaime, Chris, and Shane hold down the fort at home.  Weirdness ensues, and More!!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

SCATcast: Gaiden Episode 73

This week, Jaime talks about stealing spats, Thomas the (Real Life) Tank Engine, and Japan's "Winchester Mystery House", the Myoryuji.  Chris brings us news about the interesting game mechanics of Freedom Wars, and a snippet about a new Afro Samurai game.  He baits Jaime with an announcement of Ar Nosurge for Europe, and Jaime discusses starting Senran Kagura: Burst.  We talk about starting two new shows: No Game No Life, and We are All Pitiful.  And More!

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Episode 96: Curt's Pizza Farts

This week, Chris explains the frustration of finishing Drakengard 3, and Gary beat Spelunky some more.  Jaime shares TL;DR Wikipedia for our amusement, and Curt didn't play anything new this week.  Chris shares some worthwhile Kickstarter projects with us:  Catlateral Damage, Pop-up terrains for tabletop games, Pale Blue, and Dungeon Dice.  We discuss the upcoming Steam Sale, Rust, and the Darkness games, and we bring out our opinions about female characters.  And more!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

SCATcast: Gaiden Episode 72

This week, Jaime tells us about cool things to spend our money on, and we discuss the robotics exhibition and what makes a human a human.  She talks a bit more about Tomodachi Life as well as one very strange tale of Japanese copyright infringement.  Chris discusses the "loli ban" and what that means for people, and the announcement of the Mega Man Buster Arm for sale.  We talk about Final Fantasy Explorers and Adventure Bar Story, and we give our final impressions after finishing Log Horizon.  And More!

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Episode 95: Taco Tragedy (a Post-E3-Special)

This week, Chris is getting pissed at Drakengard 3, Curt finished Broken Age, and Jaime started playing Rhapsody.  We discuss puzzle games and Myst, and Ayla went back to Animal Crossing: New Leaf.  Gary is getting into 1001 Spikes, and we run through ALL the highs of E3.  And there was Lots! 

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

SCATcast: Gaiden Episode 71

This week, Jaime brings us news about traveling with Pokemon, getting inked in Japan, and she reveals what American Otakus' all-time favorite waifu is.  Chris talks a bit about the big Harvest Moon situation, and we talk about the Japanese-centric E3 coverage that got us excited.  We catch up with Log Horizon, and a whole bunch more!

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

SCATcast: Gaiden Episode 70

In this week's episode, Jaime discusses the latest in technology news from Japan:  Samsung's new OS, hydrogen-fueled cars, and the most anticipated summer anime series.  Chris has some announcements about Persona Q and Harvest Moon 3D as well as a surprise revealing that Phantasy Star Nova is still a thing.  We discuss our progress in Log Horizon, and Jaime talks about 1Q84.  And a bunch more!

Episode 93: Sauze.

This week, we discuss the joys of Skyrim mods with Kenny and Ayla, and we debate the effectiveness of touch-controlled Tetris.  Chris and Jaime talk about getting into Dungeon Dice, and Smitty has nothing but love for Kirby.  We talk about Watchdogs and Where is My Heart and we recall fondly our night of D&D.  Chris discusses Drakengard 3 and the Retron 5, and no one picked up Mario Kart (yet!).  Plus More!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

SCATcast: Gaiden Episode 69

This week, Jaime talks about Sony's relationship with China, Microsoft's pittance to Japan, and Nintendo's silly Twitter hijinks.  Chris discusses some Dragon Quest announcements, and has some great news about TGS.  He shares some localization goodies for the new Harvest Moon game, and the consequences for Index for "creative accounting".  We catch up with Log Horizon and a bunch more!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Episode 92: Turkey Neck Old

This week, Chris dove into Drakengard 3, and he shows off his first Indie Box: Teslagrad!  Curt's back to Broken Age, and we get into deep discussion about the toys and collectibles of our youth.  We spend some quality time dissecting the new Godzilla and Pacific Rim, and Shane fills us in on Arrow.  We all get into talking comic book movies in general, and a whole bunch more!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

SCATcast: Gaiden Episode 68

This week, Jaime's all over pop culture:  from aging Japanese pop stars to Sailor Moon to AKB48 fans.  Chris has some announcements from ACEN about K-On! and Blood Lad, and some dub news about Hyperdimension Neptunia.  We spoil the shit out of the new Godzilla movie, and we discuss how Drakengard 3 is "for us".  And more!

Monday, May 19, 2014

SCATcast: Gaiden Episode 67

This special slightly-delayed episode is all about ACEN!  We talk about what we saw, what we didn't see, and what we bought!  We discuss Japanese horror films and Higurashi, we talk about how Attack on Titan took over everything, and of course- pantsu.  And more!

Episode 91: Anime-hem

In this special episode, we record on location at Anime Central.  We have everything:  Sleepies!  Drunkies!  Special Guests!  ...Video Games?

Get it!

Monday, May 12, 2014

Episode 90: Gary Sings Creed

This week, Smitty talks about Mario Golf and Kirby: Triple Deluxe.  Gary beats Spelunky (finally) and Bill and Chris discuss Homeworld.  Jaime's still working through Yoshi's New Island, and Chris picked up the Tales of Symphonia double pack.  We talk Portal 2, and gush over Sunset Overdrive.  Curt explains why Trials is so awesome, and lots lots more.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

SCATcast: Gaiden Episode 66

This week, Jaime talks about Jellyfish Eyes and hikkikomori, and the Buddhist pilgrimage through Shikoku.  She discusses the Attack on Titan 3DS game, and very expensive plates from Square Enix.  Chris is excited for the new Mighty Morphin Power Rangers movie, and he talks about his experience so far with the Tales of Symphonia double pack.  We discuss Ragnarok Odyssey Ace, and reminisce about Phantasy Star.  And more!

Monday, May 5, 2014

Episode 89: Japanese Lonely

In this episode, Jaime and Kenny talk Yoshi's New Island, and Chris jumps in with a first impression of Ragnarok Odyssey Ace.  Ayla's still grooming her tournament team in Pokemon, and Bill discusses Half Life.  Chris wants everyone to play Secret of Grindea, and Kenny gets Gary on the topic of Sonic games.  We discuss the Mario Kart 8 Nintendo Direct, and we try not to spoil Amazing Spider-Man 2.  Chris informs us there will be Unreal news coming up, and we rip free-to-play games a new one.  And More!

Thursday, May 1, 2014

SCATcast: Gaiden Episode 65

In this week's episode, Jaime welcomes the world's first Bitcoin ATM, and reflects on Japanese gamers' praise for Sony.  She talks about the loving restoration of "Castle of Cagliostro" and explains May Sickness.  Chris tells us what Nintendo won't be doing this year, and his discovery of how awesome Freedom Wars looks.  He shares NISA's announcement regarding the Cardcaptor franchise, and takes a moment to say the title of the new Arcana Heart game, with emotion!  We discuss Log Horizon, Psycho Pass, Kamen Rider: Gaim, Heaven's Memo Pad... and more!

Monday, April 28, 2014

Episode 88: Buffer of Heat

This week, Chris talks about the star babies he's making in Conception II, and trying to finish up Skylanders: Swap Force.  Curt kept busy with Spelltower and Broken Age, and Jaime somehow admits to playing Puzzle & Dragons.  Our special guest Shane O. gets everyone interested in Remember Me, and Bill makes peace with Battlefield 4.  Gary didn't win Spelunky (yet), and we discuss the announcement of Skylanders: Trap Team.  Shane explains the plot of Transcendence, and everyone loves the offerings on Toonami.  Plus more!

Thursday, April 24, 2014

SCATcast: Gaiden Episode 64

This week, Jaime talks about Miyazaki's displeasure, how the Japanese view "otaku", and just what goes on in the restrooms of Akiba.  Chris has some news about the Tales series, Sword Art Online, and we discuss the announcement of Theatrhythm: Curtain Call for North America.  We finished Haganai this week, as well as Kill La Kill and Deadman Wonderland.  And More!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Episode 87: Easter Grass

This week we are joined by the lovely Ayla, and she shares with us her preparations for competing in Pokemon tournaments!  Gary's still working on Luftrausers, and he's been distracted by Super Mario Bros. 3 on the Eshop.  Chris tells us about making star babies and matryoshka dolls in Conception II, and everyone explains to Jaime the charm of Link's Awakening.  We discuss the Nintendo Direct about Tomodachi Life, and debate Divekick vs. Smash Bros.  Gary gives a review of the Chromecast, and much more! 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

SCATcast: Gaiden Episode 63

In this episode, Jaime talks about Naoki- world's greatest host, and the trials of the "Comfort Women".  She discusses the new "sokkuri" game show, and how companies are training their young new recruits.  Chris talks about Love Lab getting an American release, and a trio of localization goodies!  We don't know if we care that Gunvolt is getting his braid back, and Chris has some pretty good feelings about Conception II so far.  We get you up to speed on Kill La Kill, and we break down the personalities of Haganai.  And More!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Episode 86: Parappa Mode

In this very special, very silly, Midwest Gaming Classic edition of SCATcast, we are joined by our super-fan Justin, Wayne, the venerable Smitty, Kenny from the PKMNpodcast, and the lovely Ayla!  Kenny has some impressions of Lego Lord of the Rings to share, and Chris can't list enough reasons why you should be playing The Cat Lady.  Wayne talks Hearthstone and Ace Combat, and we all discuss the Castlevania franchise.  We briefly talk Smash Bros. and Cave Story, and we round out the night with a rather dramatic playthrough of the Yawhg.      

Thursday, April 10, 2014

SCATcast: Gaiden Episode 62

This week, Jaime settles the timeless question: How much does Shinji make?  We discuss the 2 Nintendo Directs that aired this week, and Chris has news about Sega Hard Girls and Azure Striker Gunvolt.  He also has a game announcement that makes Jaime REALLY happy!  Plus more!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Episode 85: Goat Stimulator

This week, Gary finished both South Park: Stick of Truth AND Metal Gear: Ground Zero.  He gives his final thoughts on both, and Curt explains his week of gaming on his tablet with Dust: An Elysian Tale and Knights of Pen and Paper.  We talk about iPad gaming with FTL and Hearthstone, and Jaime gets sucked back into Lego Marvel Super Heroes.  Chris clears up the confusion over exactly what type of game Mercenary Kings is, as well as his shame/amusement over purchasing Goat Simulator.  We talk about Amazon's big announcement of Amazon Fire, and we shamelessly beg for VitaTV.  We discuss Nintendo, the Souls games, and a bunch more!

Friday, April 4, 2014

SCATcast: Gaiden Episode 61

This week, Jaime talks about what the Yakuza is doing to encourage new recruits, and the announcement of a brand new Miyazaki boxset to please your eyes... but not so much your wallet!  Chris has some localization news about Hyperdimension Neptunia PP, and Persona 4 is coming to PSN.  We discuss some of Chris's thoughts on Bleach and Shadow Star Narutaru, and we go a bit more in depth about the shows we're currently watching:  Haganai and Sakura Trick.  Plus more!

Monday, March 31, 2014

Episode 84: Kenny's Dozens

This week, we are joined by a very special guest-  Kenny! from the Pokemon Podcast.

Chris finished Dark Souls II this week, and Curt had a showdown with Shao Khan.  We launch into the subject of spooky games that gave us the jibblies.  Curt has been enjoying the Diablo III expansion, and Gary started Project X Zone.  We discuss the Tales series, and how we feel about modern Mario games.  Kenny and Chris share their opinion of Pokemon: Battle Trozei, and we get into the deep phenomenons of bronies, larping, and D&D.  We go off on the Facebook Oculus acquisition, And a lot more!

Saturday, March 29, 2014

SCATcast: Gaiden Episode 60

In this week's episode, Jaime talks about Macross and censorship, and gives a rundown of the big events at Anime Japan 2014.  She discusses the culture of "naughty" cosplay pictures, and we're both unimpressed with urban jungle street view.  Chris has an announcement about Hyperdimension Neptunia.  We talk a little bit about Bizenghast and their Kickstarter campaign, and a bunch more!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Episode 83: Losing Our Audience

This week, Chris is fighting through Dark Souls II, and Curt is playing Luftrausers.  Smitty talks about his experience with Titanfall on PC, and reminisces about the good old GTA games.  Jaime's nearing the end of Atelier Escha & Logy, and Chris has us check out Pier Solar.  We talk a bit about Project Morpheus and GDC, and we decide what games we think deserve an HD or VR remake.  And some more!

Friday, March 21, 2014

SCATcast: Gaiden Episode 59

In this week's episode, Jaime reviews the english dub cast of Attack on Titan, and reports some news on how otaku handle a minor earthquake.  She gives a progess report on Atelier Escha, and goes to town explaining the history of Gust.  Chris has a localization announcement from Mangagamer, and shows off some alpha footage of Mighty No. 9.  We mourn the loss of Iga, and he explains why Danganronpa was just OK.  We break down the 3 new shows we started:  D-Frag, Log Horizon, and Kill La Kill, and a lot more!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Episode 82: Egg Farts

This week, we're joined by special guest Greg, and he explains Final Fantasy XIV to us!  Chris is plodding through Dark Souls II, and Ryan got sucked back into WOW for the summer.  Curt and Gary have been playing Towerfall, and Curt's starting to appreciate Phantom Dust.  We talk about expansions for Diablo III and WOW, and have a reminisce about the hilarity of glitches in Bethesda games.  We talk Block Legend and Yoshi's New Island reviews... and more!

Friday, March 14, 2014

SCATcast: Gaiden Episode 58

This week, Jaime has news about toilets and cat thieves, and Chris has some interesting NISA news as well as a sad reminder of all the cool special edition systems Japan gets that we will never see.  Jaime talks about Atelier Escha (a lot) and Chris gives his first impressions of Dark Souls II.  We discuss the yuri cuteness that is Sakura Trick, and more!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Episode 81: Chocolate Milk Punk

This week, Chris finished Bravely Default, and started in on Earth Defense Force: 2025. Gary insists that South Park: Stick of Truth is hilarious, and special guest Jeremy has a deep discussion with Curt about Assassin's Creed IV.  Jaime played Minesweeper Adventure mode, and Shane is knee deep in Arkham Origins.  We discuss the universe of Spider-Man, and we determine once and for all what the CM in CM Punk stands for.  And a bunch more!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

SCATcast: Gaiden Episode 57

In this week's episode, Jaime explains what an "Inran Pinku" is, updates on Hello Kitty's latest collaboration, and what sort of otaku vehicle will get you in trouble with the law.  She also unveils a new app coming out later this month that will let all of us get caught up on some reading!  Chris has some exciting localization news from XSeed and a shiny new Raiden game.  We talk about Project Diva F launching on the Vita, and the Conception II demo is coming!  We discuss Jaime's love for Gust, and Chris isn't so frustrated with Bravely Default.  And a lot more!

Monday, March 3, 2014

Episode 80: Operation Blank Mesa

This week, we are joined by special guests Bill, Smitty, and a new Shane appears! Smitty and the crew discuss Risk of Rain and Galactic Princess, and Chris wants everyone to play One Way Heroics.  We talk Out There, and the good and the bad in the Kirby universe. Bill compares Guild Wars 2 and Elder Scrolls Online, and everyone gives their two cents about the Steam Box.  Jaime is sad about Chibi-Robo and we once again discover the world of Bad Dragon.  And much much more!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

SCATcast: Gaiden Episode 56

This week, Jaime reports on the launch of PS4 in Japan, and Sony's restructuring efforts.  She explains what goodies waiting outside of a certain Pizza Hut will get you, and gives a brief glimpse into the birth of Danny Choo's Smart Doll.  Chris has some exciting announcements about Danganronpa and Persona, and finally a release date for Steins:Gate.  We discuss the Godzilla trailer and finishing Shiki, and our first impressions of Dance in the Vampire Bund.  And More!

Monday, February 24, 2014

Episode 79: The Tannest Part of My Body

In this week's episode, Jaime explains the silly fun that is Weapon Shop de Omasse, Curt bounced some balls around with Starwhal, and Gary's almost finished a Link Between Worlds.  Shane discusses the Robocop reboot, and we all share our love for Scott Pilgrim.  Ryan's been binging on Civ and Age of Empires, and Chris took down some giant bugs in Earth Defense Force: 2025.  We catch up with Twitch Plays Pokemon, and share some of our all-time favorite game store customer stories.  And a lot more!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

SCATcast: Gaiden Episode 55

This week, Jaime discusses the upcoming launch of the PS4 in Japan, and what Nintendo's doing to make sure gamers don't forget about them.  She shares the tale of a man who must part with his Strike Witches collection, and we talk about the changes looming over Akihabara.  Chris talks more in depth about the Nintendo Direct that happened this week, and we all agree we're not going to take up wearing fundoshi any time soon. Chris points out the structure of anime based on light novels. We talk finishing part 1 of Shiki, and starting Beyond the Boundary.  And a bunch more!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Episode 78: Plug it Up the Back

This week, Jaime finished Puppeteer and you should too!  Curt got some FTL time in, and received his key for Starwhal-  we'll have more on that soon!  Chris had a busy week playing Bravely Default, Magicite, and Danganronpa and we make time to talk about Yoshi's Story and the Nickeloden TMNT series.  We went to see the Lego Movie (it was awesome) and we fill everyone in on the Nintendo Direct from Thursday.  We watch some Twitch Plays Pokemon, and give our impressions of gameplay footage from Titanfall.  And a LOT more!