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Limited Edition #15
Fri, 3 Apr 2009 20:05:00 GMT [download/play]



We're off and running with another show, but sadly we've left Matt behind in the wilds (AKA his parents') for this episode, anyway. Luckily for us, we've got an able-bodied replacement in the form of Kris or Welshtroll, who was drafted in to give us his expert opinion on City of Heroes - Issue 14: Architect.

So first up, we talk about Watchmen for a bit more, as we've had a second viewing, and discuss the movie's box office prospects, as well as Easter Squid - er, eggs.

Next, what we're playing; Stephen is swearing off WoW, John is painting a lot of figures, and Kris is still keeping the faith in City of Villains. He's also been sucked into the tabletop figure market, but it's not John's fault and he wants us all to know it.

For some reason the phrase 'weak lemon drink' gets us off into the discussion of a 14-year old comedy show, or more specifically, one character that featured on it. If you live outside the UK or aren't old farts like us, don't worry if you don't get the joke.

Veering back on topic, some 'live' listener tweets (send 'em to @Shuttler) get us talking about the worst ever superhero movies, and which comics serve as good 'entry points' back into comics reading.

Somehow that segues us into MMORPGs, and Stephen wants to let us know that he thinks Champions Online has issues. Serious issues... not comics-style issues.

But not so much with City of Heroes. Kris gives us a detailed look into Issue 14: Architect, which is shaping up to sound like a dream come true for anyone who's ever wanted to create their own MMO content. Well specifically, missions in City of Heroes; but tell me after you've listened to this that you don't want to give it a go.

That leads us nicely on to the final segment; what we're reading. John's emptied his bank account to catch up on Batman RIP and everything that goes along with it. Stephen's getting into Marvel's Dark Reign, specifically Dark Avengers and Secret Warriors. John can't do a podcast without mentioning Ben Templesmith, so talks about Groom Lake, and then tries to convince us that his massive pull-list isn't massive.

And that's it for show 15! Thanks to Kris and thanks to you for listening. If you want to stalk us on Twitteryou can - John's here, Stephen's here, and Kris is here. Don't forget to send us an email if you enjoy the show (podcast AT yellowspandex DOT com) and if you want to really make our day - write a review on iTunes.


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Episode 15 Discussion Thread

'Woooooo!' by MrMikame
Submitted on 2009-04-06 02:30:26 CST
Zing first comment :P

Poor Matt -raises jug of guinness in tribte to absence-



'Quinlank the cultist...' by Zoso
Submitted on 2009-04-06 14:02:07 CST
That sounds like a pretty scary game of Call of Cthulhu.

"My latest hobby is worshipping the Old Ones. You may drink your weak lemon drink now, or wait until ph'nglui mglw'nafh C'thulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn. I shall drink mine now."



'Champions' by CindyL
Submitted on 2009-04-06 16:58:21 CST
Seems somewhat silly to me that Champions might be worried about not being able to pull their old player base from City of Heroes, they already have a number of people waiting for their game on their site not counting people silently signed out for the beta (and not getting access) granted the numbers aren't astronomical like WAR or AoC were pre launch but then again who cares, look at what happened to both those games in terms of popularity.

A slower but steady start might actually be preferable, then again I've no idea what numbers they need to hit to be healthy and how much they poured into the game already.. I'd have to say I was really surprised when they announced a june release it might a better idea if they hold off as it's a bit obvious the game will lack in some areas if pushed out so soon.

Why play Champions? I can't answer for everyone but simply out it's an advanced and newer version of Cities, it's prettier it's a little different, it's a new world to discover. That may be really poor reasons to many but to enough people those are good enough reasons to move on. And let's not kid ourselves anyone who's really into MMOs and really into comics will check out Champions sooner or later. :)