Upcoming show: The Ghost in the Podcast in 1d 14h
Upcoming show: Far Afield in 1d 19h
Upcoming show: Story Time in 3d 17h
-Rocket League is awesome! MLG tournament ends SPECTACULARLY.
-Youtube vs Twitch, two video giants go head to head to decide who will control game streaming.
-Rocket League is awesome! MLG tournament ends SPECTACULARLY.
-Youtube vs Twitch, two video giants go head to head to decide who will control game streaming.
The Rival Cast - Episode 108
-Rocket League is awesome! MLG tournament ends SPECTACULARLY.
-Youtube vs Twitch, two video giants go head to head to decide who will control game streaming.
The Ghost in the Podcast - Episode 108
- Real life horror story: Murder Houses
- Haunted Travel Log: Transylvania Theme Park
- Until Dawn gets set to release
-ghostinthepodcast@rivalcastmedia.com/ @ghostinthecast, @baronessvgosu
RCM On Tap - Episode 27
-Karl Dutton of X-Men and Batman Audio Dramas join the panel
-Karl explains the progression of lifelong Batman fans, and why he thinks Ben Affleck is going to be an awesome Batman
-How Killer got drafted On Tap
-The team talks comics and the Oprahization of rank promotion in the new Star Trek franchise
The Ghost in the Podcast - Episode 107
- Real life horror story: Baron's night in jail
- Haunted travel log
- The Devil in the White City: the movie
- CW's Friday the 13th
-ghostinthepodcast@rivalcastmedia.com/ @ghostinthecast, @baronessvgosu
RCM On Tap - Episode 26
-On Tap welcomes Umamor to the Fourth Chair!
-Bio's drinking beer! Well, root beer. Ok, low sugar hipster root beer. But he's still fiesty!
-As Baroness plays with matches, the team talks about what item they'd save should the RCM mansion catch fire
-Least favorite words and things that drive us crazy...
The Ghost in the Podcast - Episode 106
- Real life horror story: Femme Fatales
- A Nightmare on Remake Street
- Haunted Travel Log: 6 Flags
- American Horror Story meets Elise Lam
ghostinthepodcast@rivalcastmedia.com/ @ghostinthecast, @baronessvgosu
Batman: The Long Halloween - Episode 9: Father's Day
While Bruce Wayne is on trial for collusion with "The Roman", he remembers his father, and the choice he made that places Bruce behind bars.
RCM On Tap - Episode 25
-Sayo and Scott return to On Tap!
-The team hashes out ideas for RCM: The Motion Picture Experience
-Killer is rechristened "Boomstick" and Bio is now giving weather forecasts
-What's the plan if your roommate is turned into a zombie?
The Rival Cast - Episode 106
-Bethesda can't make any more PipBoys....life is no longer worth living.
-Varyar Plays a new game: Dystopixelia
-Star Citizen under siege
The Rival Cast - Episode 105
-Drugs in ESports....seriously?
-For Honor looks like an interesting new game...who doesn't want to fight with broadswords?
The Ghost in the Podcast - Episode 105
- Real life horror story: The Fugitive
- Jack the Ripper's identity allegedly solved
- Resident Evil 2 remake
- Five Nights at Freddy's creator addresses critics and fans
ghostinthepodcast@rivalcastmedia.com/ @ghostinthecast, @baronessvgosu
RCM On Tap - Episode 24
-The trio is joined by Sayomara and Scott Alvarado!
-We will always love Pluto, and Bio drives Killer to drink
-Killer is excited about his gunpowder shipment, and the team discusses Baroness's personal EMF
-The Magic Hat gets an upgrade, and Mr. Bunny asks the group to describe their perfect pizza before attacking Baroness
-Scott gives the background of BuyMeABurrito and shares the origins of the Scott-Sayo alliance
RCM On Tap - Episode 23
- This week's panel: Baroness, BiomedAlchemist, Deededee (aka Kolemsai), Killer McCoy
- Surprises abound as a wild DeedeDee appears to join the On Tap Trio!
- Killer Day is declared and celebrated as the group plans out their dream creature comforts for the RCM Island
- A stealthy web ninja sneaks into the studio room to peek in the Magic Hat
- Killer breaks Baron's heart
- The Magic Hat asks about trees, specialty Oreos, preferred weaponry, and RCM licensing deals (spoiler: RCM Happy Meals may kill you and consume all of your money, but at least you'll die happy)
The Ghost in the Podcast - Episode 104
- Real life horror story: Dyatlov Pass Incident/ Kholat
- The Lochness Monster is really a what?
- N'Sync and The Backstreet Boys unite to take on some zombies
- Baron gets goaded into another rant
ghostinthepodcast@rivalcastmedia.com/ @ghostinthecast, @baronessvgosu
BGM - Episode 107: Arigatou, Iwata-san
A tribute to the late president of Nintendo, Satoru Iwata, through the games he created and helped to create. Tracklist: http://sekani2.com/1223/bgm-107-arigatou-iwata-san/
The Rival Cast - Episode 104
-Ellen Pao leaves Reddit
-Comic Con, Comic Con, Comic Con
-We won Summer Siege!
X-Men: The Audio Drama - Episode 2.6: Phoenix Part 2
The X-Men and Phoenix rush to stop the mad Emperor D'Ken from opening the legendary M'Kraan Crystal and destroying all that is and ever will be!
Far Afield - Episode 43: How to Evade Property Taxes
Scott internet died right before the show so we go at with just Sayo, Steve, and Porkchop. Steve talks about his new job working in the gaming industry and the strange books he finds on the floor of bathroom, Porkchop talks about being back in Hawaii, and Sayo talks about he wood working projects and getting ready to go back to school.
Main topics: Super heroes, ducks, and property taxes. This is why you come here every two weeks kids.
Next show:
Intro Song: I didn't Know then by Marshall County Hangmen
Outtro Song: I blame you for the Smile on my face by Diana McCorry
Contact info
Show Twitter @Farafieldcast
Sayomara @Sayomarav
Porkcop @Porkchophawaii
Scott @Alvarado_Scott
Scott Photo work
Show Email: Grandoldpodcast at gmail.com
RCM On Tap - Episode 22
*Note: The podcast version skips to the broadcast when Baroness fixed her microphone.
-B. Juice AKA Foxy Ca$h moderates discussion alongside Rough Killer
McShank, Lord Biomed Double Malice, and revered guest P. Havoc!
-Baroness is pissed about dead cowboys and calls Bio's Wyoming
friendships into question
-How to properly celebrate Killer Day (hint: it's exactly like you think
it would be)
-Porkchop proves he is the manliest of men
-The team is not good at making prank calls
-The origins of Baroness's draconian policies
-And OH SNAP now we have Bio Day (hint: it is also exactly like you
think it would be)
The Rival Cast - Episode 103
-Killer and Bio join the crew!
-Reddit Revolts!
-A VR remake of Battlezone
Latest content
RCM Fanfic - Agents of ARACHNOS, Ep. 15
Aug 28th
Episode 15: Along Came A Spider
"It is not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are." – Roy Disney
New Stream to Premiere Saturday
Aug 26th
RCM is pleased to announce the pilot of our new show, Chaos Will Ensue, will stream live this Saturday Aug. 29 in the RCM Twitch channel!
Starring Chymorra and Vampy, Chaos Will Ensue is a collaborative, story-driven Sims gaming stream centered around two roommates. In addition to normal Sims play, the stream will also feature various challenges such as build battles, death matches, and other tandem gaming.
Chaos Will Ensue will run weekly on Saturday evenings from 5 PM to 7 PM Eastern on twitch.tv/rivalcastmedia.
First Gaming Mixer Set for Saturday at 8 PM
Aug 26th
Join us in Teamspeak this Saturday night at 8 PM Eastern as Baron and Killer McCoy host our first RCM Gaming Mixer! This event is open to all community members and RivalFriends to come together for an evening of fun.
Anyone participating should meet in the Gaming Mixer channel at 8 PM to vote on the first game to play. We'll go with majority rule for a few rounds and then switch out with other games based on interest. Currently on the board for the evening include Smite, Dirty Bomb, Depth, Quiplash, and more!
[EDIT] Do you have a multiplayer game you'd like to see added to the voting list? Email your suggestions to Community@RivalCastMedia.com. We'll see you Saturday!
The Accidental Podcaster: Haters Gonna Hate
Aug 24th
So an interesting thing came up on the PostModern Jukebox Facebook page a week or so ago. A listener made some comments about how he was tired of PMJ doing covers of modern hits in styles of a different era. Why can't they just cover the hits of those eras? Never mind that re-stylized covers of modern music is the entire point of PMJ – band leader and piano master Scott Bradlee's self-description on his Twitter account explicitly reads "I make music sound old." I've been following his work since 2011 when a friend sent me a Youtube video of his Levels of Tetris mashup, and he'd started his song style re-arrangements before that even, so it's not like PMJ started as a metal band who just recently started doing covers of Celine Dion.1 This guy knew what to expect, and just decided to be negative because he didn't like one song. Of course, from the comments it appears he only liked one song in the first place: "Like I said he can do whatever he likes but I prefer Radiohead covers to Celine Dion. If that is what you like you are welcome to it but he has lost me as a fan."2
It's a sad reality that while the Internet allows us to connect with like-minded people about shared interests in ways like never before, it also opens the door to unwarranted negativity that too often comes as a result of nothing more sinister than having some modicum of success. Using my own experience as an example, as RCM has been slowly growing, so too have the number of trolls who pop up in our streams. A good portion of the offenders are obviously spammers who only want to pop in long enough to cut-and-paste a quick general hate message or a "HEEEEEEEEEEEEY GAIS! Ditch ths BORING streem and follows ME instead!!!1!" A recent one that comes to mind went along the lines of "Do you hate Jews, Blacks, and Homosexuals as much as I do? Then follow me on PornHub!" Because, you know, PornHub's where a lot of intellectual discussion apparently goes down. *le sigh.*
Even social media, designed specifically as a way to bring people together, is rife with negativity. Popularity breeds contempt, so much so that the writers of the Jimmy Fallon Show have made a very popular segment of celebrities reading some of the mean Tweets users tagged to them. Kevin Murphy, one of the writers and personalities behind the sci-fi movie spoof show Mystery Science Theatre 3000, tells an interesting story about how when he took over the voice role of Tom Servo, someone printed out and sent him a ten foot long banner reading in big bold letters "I HATE TOM SERVO'S NEW VOICE!!!" Rather than take it to heart, Murphy writes that he "proudly hung it on the wall behind my desk" and said of the person who sent the banner, "I feel bad to know that their life is so bereft of joy and meaning that they are reduced to sending hate mail to a puppet."
Don't forget - Movie Night starts tonight at 5 PM ET!
Aug 22nd
(Saturday, August 22) Our first official RCM Movie Night kicks off tonight! Join us in our Teamspeak3 server at 5 PM Eastern, when we'll start with the British action comedy Hot Fuzz starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. If all goes according to plan, we'll continue the night with Starship Troopers at 7:30 ET.
Here's how this will work:
-We will be using Baroness's rabb.it room to watch the movie. She will provide the link and password in Teamspeak just before we start the movie. We cannot stream movies and such to Twitch or Youtube, so if you want to join in, you have to be in Teamspeak to get the password.
Sims Saturday: Wedded Bliss?
Aug 22nd
Ever wonder what the Sims will do left to their own devices? See the story of a young couple unfold right before your eyes.
Welcome to Sims Saturday, a Sims soap opera by writer and longtime RivalCast community member VelvetDove.
The Fireside Tales - Chapter Sixteen
Aug 21st
Chapter Sixteen: Trust Issues
"'Do you think anyone appreciates what you do? No one does. They do not know what you did or what choices you had to make. And so when something bad happens they blame you.' 'Lies!' 'Just wait,' he said, 'When they march with torches and blades to kill you, you will know that I was right.'"
It took them a couple of hours to return to Sandpoint as their large mass slowed them down significantly. Waiting at the gate of Sandpoint was Mayor Deverin, Shalelu and Shayliss. Once the group was visible, Shayliss ran up to meet Valtyra halfway but halted when she noticed the goblin squad. Valtyra dismounted and walked to the woman while Lotho led the group away. The two women hugged and Shayliss asked, "What is going on?"
The Accidental Podcaster: How Far We've Come
Aug 17th
A few weeks ago, I was cleaning out some old papers from Baron's filing cabinet and came across a receipt dated August 8, 2014. I smiled as I remembered that night. It was a Friday, and I was curled up in front of a fan, banging randomly on my laptop keys in the hope of actually writing something I was interested in enough to finish. The sun was down well before Baron arrived home, but the air was still warm and sticky when he walked through our front door and handed me the bag.
"I got you the nicest set they had," he said nervously. "It was a little more expensive than the regular audio-jack sets, but Bio said that the USB ones were a lot better connection, and, well..."
I turned the package around in my hands and raised an eyebrow. "Are you sure you want me talking with your friends? I mean, they are internet people." Since I started filling in as interim co-host earlier that summer, I had started participating in the banter in Rivalcast's IRC chat during shows, and it was fun. But actually talking to someone outside of that structure was a different ballgame.
Things which operating systems should be doing
Aug 16th
I've thought a lot about the operating systems I use or encounter, mostly in the context of frowning upon unfriendly, inconvenient or antiquated behaviour and feeding my stack of inner hatred. As such, the following will likely have the undertone of a bit of a rant, but it is nevertheless presented as opinion with reasoning in the usual manner.
This is not necessarily a list of items which all modern operating systems are lacking. Indeed, some OSs may already satisfy a given item completely; the point is that not all do, and I believe these should be universal.
1. The function keys, at least in part, should be exclusively user-programmable.
First Community Movie Night Aug. 22!
Aug 16th
RivalCast Media invites YOU to join us for the first in our series of Saturday community events!
Kicking things off is our first official RCM Movie Night on Saturday, August 22. Join us in our Teamspeak3 server at 5 PM Eastern, when we'll start with the British action comedy Hot Fuzz starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. If all goes according to plan, we'll continue the night with Starship Troopers at 7:30 ET.
Here's how this will work: