Sunday, 11 December 2011

Hey, Let's Videogames! Episode 13! Plus, a contest!

We were very lucky to have Fairlith and Cam from Geeks After Dark on the show to talk about exactly what GAD is, and why you should be attending. Other topics include the concept and practice of nerdlesque, as well as what we be playin'. This episode was a lot of fun to record, and we hope it gives you guys some insight into what makes the Vancouver geek scene so special. Our goal with HLVG is not only to entertain, but to inform and delight, and we hope we can keep bringing you local, exclusive content whenever possible. I have some cool guests and local celebs tentatively lined up for the new year, so stay tuned!

Now, about our contest. If you've been following, you know that we've been playing Russian Roulette with a cursed Nerf Maverick REV-6. I've made some modifications to the gun to make it more deadly than ever, so the stakes are now higher. With greater stakes come greater rewards... for you, the listening audience!

Here's where you come in. Every time we post a podcast -- like this one -- leave a comment with your predictions for the next podcast's game of death. If you guess correctly, you win! The prize will be something random from my game collection, shipped to you free if you live in North America. If you live somewhere else, you'll have to cover the shipping if you want your prize. Sorry. Shit gets expensive. If you live in the Greater Vancouver Area, however, either D, myself, or both of us will hand-deliver your prize if you so desire.

All you need to do is comment with:
  1. Which trigger pull, from 1-6, will result in a killing blow
  2. Who gets shot on that pull
If you guess right, you win! If more than one person gets the guess right, we'll do a random draw. Here's a quick summary of our house rules to help you pick the winning horse.

  • Last week's loser gets to decide who gets first pull
  • One dart is loaded into the six-round barrel and spun to randomize the pull
  • Barrel is not randomized after each shot, so the chance of getting shot goes up each pull
  • Player aims the gun at his/her own head, pulls, then passes the gun to the next player
Note that we'll only be playing for prizes when it's just D and myself. If we have guests, we'll still play, but these are exhibition matches for glory, instead of both fortune and glory.

Leave your comments and tell your friends, and you too could be a winner!


Hey, Let's Videogames! Episode 13!

Hey, Let's Videogames! on iTunes

Geeks After Dark

Sunday, 4 December 2011

Hey, Let's Videogames! Episode 12!

BOOSH! You all fall down.

After a long excursion in Mexico, D has returned to the motherland, so we sit down to talk about games. Mostly, we talked about how much D is enjoying Skyrim -- which I refuse to play -- and I talk about Modern Warfare 3 -- which D will never play.

Join us for a back and forth discussion about our game prejudices, why we avoid certain games, and how our gaming habits have changed as we grow older. Also, somebody totally gets shot in the head in a new segment where we play Russian roulette with a Nerf gun.

Also, we'll be signing these blogs from now on. They've all been from me so far, but you know. Consistency and all that.

- Mike

Hey, Let's Videogames! Episode 12!

Hey, Let's Videogames! on iTunes