Upcoming show: Baron Busts... in 3h 34m
Upcoming show: RCM On Tap in 1d 3h
Upcoming show: The Rival Cast in 2d 4h
-Happy anniversary to the Tap Team!
-Baroness got Bio an Asian chick, but Killer has a girlfriend now (she'll send him cookies later in the week).
-Bubba joins fourth chair, but oddly does not encourage the main trio to purchase things. He may have been an imposter.
-In honor of On Tap making it one FULL year on air, Bio conducts an internet scavenger hunt with the chat participants. The prize for each round? A thousand RivalBucks!
- Scavenger Image Hunt Winners:
1. Lyserg - http://i.imgur.com/QOlkaW6.png
2. Dee - https://media.giphy.com/media/I0XkbK7YqF9u0/giphy.gif
Olive - http://i.imgur.com/IS4Lbcv.jpg
3. Olive - http://imgur.com/oMqwGdv
4. banished - http://i3.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/facebook/000/240/558/d76.jpg
-Happy anniversary to the Tap Team!
-Baroness got Bio an Asian chick, but Killer has a girlfriend now (she'll send him cookies later in the week).
-Bubba joins fourth chair, but oddly does not encourage the main trio to purchase things. He may have been an imposter.
-In honor of On Tap making it one FULL year on air, Bio conducts an internet scavenger hunt with the chat participants. The prize for each round? A thousand RivalBucks!
- Scavenger Image Hunt Winners:
1. Lyserg - http://i.imgur.com/QOlkaW6.png
2. Dee - https://media.giphy.com/media/I0XkbK7YqF9u0/giphy.gif
Olive - http://i.imgur.com/IS4Lbcv.jpg
3. Olive - http://imgur.com/oMqwGdv
4. banished - http://i3.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/facebook/000/240/558/d76.jpg
#53
RCM On Tap - Episode 53
-Happy anniversary to the Tap Team!
-Baroness got Bio an Asian chick, but Killer has a girlfriend now (she'll send him cookies later in the week).
-Bubba joins fourth chair, but oddly does not encourage the main trio to purchase things. He may have been an imposter.
-In honor of On Tap making it one FULL year on air, Bio conducts an internet scavenger hunt with the chat participants. The prize for each round? A thousand RivalBucks!
- Scavenger Image Hunt Winners:
1. Lyserg - http://i.imgur.com/QOlkaW6.png
2. Dee - https://media.giphy.com/media/I0XkbK7YqF9u0/giphy.gif
Olive - http://i.imgur.com/IS4Lbcv.jpg
3. Olive - http://imgur.com/oMqwGdv
4. banished - http://i3.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/facebook/000/240/558/d76.jpg
#128
The Ghost in the Podcast - Episode 128
- A WiiU game where Mario is a serial killer
- The live chat is disturbed yet intrigued about the above topic
- X-Files reboot reviews
- The ghosts of Japan's 2011 Tsunami
ghostinthepodcast@rivalcastmedia, @ghostinthecast
#52
RCM On Tap - Episode 52
-Baron joins the Tap Room!
-Baroness doesn't feel well, so the guys are also wearing jammies and bathrobes in a show of solidarity. She loses control of the show early on.
-The team talks about the RivalEconomy, ideas for RivalCons, how Killer would make an excellent Princess Leia, and the bad anime Bio's getting hooked on during his mission to Mars
#127
The Ghost in the Podcast - Episode 127
- The X-Files returns!
- Scary Stories to tell in the Dark....the movie!
- 10 Cloverfield Lane Trailer
- Haunted Travel Log
ghostinthepodcast@rivalcastmedia, @ghostinthecast
#126
The Ghost in the Podcast - Episode 126
- Emily Wants to Play Review
- 72 Hour Paranormal Lockdown- ghost gossip!
- The Walking Dead
- Rob Zombie's '31' news
-ghostinthepodcast@rivalcastmedia.com/ @ghostinthecast, @baronessvgosu
#51
RCM On Tap - Episode 51
-The guys are out on RCM business, so Vampy and VelvetDove stop by to discuss pertinent women's issues: how to aid women in oppressed countries (send Varyar to liberate them), plots to win the Powerball (Vampy needs to use her genie ring), and how to deal with both exes and seagulls (we learn the girls are a lot more violent than the guys).
#139
The Rival Cast - Episode 139
-We talk about nothing for an hour
-There was no news
-Fuck it, we did it live
#138
The Rival Cast - Episode 138
-Amazon gives 20% off games
-Metal Gear Online already bugged
-NASA creates Planetary Defense Officer
#50
RCM On Tap - Episode 50
-It's game night in the Tap House, sponsored by the film Dirty Dances With Wolves!
-Killer picks some tough trivia questions for his teammates, and Baroness's game of Fact or Crap turns out to be a lot more questionable than originally thought.
-Doesn't matter, though – she and Bio are heading to South Korea to go to a sheep cafe!
#137
The Rival Cast - Episode 137
-Uncrackable DRM by 2018
-Can video games tell better stories?
-Activision buys MLG
#49
RCM On Tap - Episode 49
-The guys are back, and they brought Dee with them
-The crew goes off on random tangents pretty much the entire show. They didn't even need the pink box (professionalism!)
-Star Wars: The Asians Awaken!
#136
The Rival Cast - Episode 136
-Year in review show: Which platform had the best year?
-Discussions of each major platforms successes and missteps
-What was great, what sucked, and what are we looking forward to!
#135
The Rival Cast - Episode 135
-The Kojima/Konami saga comes to an end.
-Is Procedural Content the future?
-Steam gets sued...again
#124
The Ghost in the Podcast - Episode 124
-Real life horror stories: a cursed movie
-Merry Christmas!
-ghostinthepodcast@rivalcastmedia.com/ @ghostinthecast, @baronessvgosu
#47
RCM On Tap - Episode 47
-Santa Claus stops by the Tap Room to explain the true workings of Christmas
-The team takes turns singing RCM Christmas carols. Santa is only moderately horrified.
-Who Tweeted It: Ho Ho Ho Edition
-Merry Christmas to all!
#46
RCM On Tap - Episode 46
-Lyserg shows his support for Cthulhu
-Baroness breaks the hearts of Star Wars nerds everywhere
-Shout out to Killer's biggest fan/stalker, Tracy, who immediately started disrupting his internet
#134
The Rival Cast - Episode 134
-Kojima splits with Konami...FINALLY!
-There's this movie called Star Wars, you may have heard of it.
-Undertale ignites a flame war on an internet poll....shocking.
-Sony wants your input on PS2 games for the PS4
#133
The Rival Cast - Episode 133
-EA creates an ESports division
-MST3K Breaks records
-Can Microsoft's improvements lure gamers back? The Console Wars continue.
-Does a patent show the future controller of the Nintendo NX?
#132
The Rival Cast - Episode 132
-#FuckKonami
-Hearthstone's basic cards suck on purpose
-FF7 GETS A REMAKE! DON'T FUCK THIS UP!
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The Accidental Podcaster: Little Things
Feb 9th
Little Things
A few weeks back, Vampy and Velvet invited a group of RCM staffers for a special episode of their Saturday afternoon game stream Chaos Will Ensue. As I stated in my last post, some of RCM's cultural values center around responsibility, hard work, a willingness to be helpful whenever possible, and giving back to our communities. It all ties into a philosophy I refer to as RivalCares, and it manifests itself in different ways. In this particular case, the ladies proposed a wager among friends: each of us came with a charity we support and pledged $5 into the pot, with the idea being that at the end of the game, the money would be donated to the charity of the winner's choice. Our charities were David's House, Defending the Blue Line, SpecialEffect.org, Operation Supply Drop, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and my choice, The Good People Fund. It was a simple enough idea that also happened to dovetail nicely with the RivalCares mindset - small gestures can make a big impact.
The internet community as a whole, and gamers in particular, generally get bad raps in the kindness department. This isn't entirely unjustified - a brief glance at the argument (excuse me, 'comments') feed on any news website or the global chat of any major game server gives plenty of evidence supporting the notion that everyone on the web is a twelve-year-old bully with a serious lack of social skills. But what's talked about much less frequently are the positive gestures communities make. Major communities like those run by EVO and Penny Arcade offer yearly scholarships for college-bound gamers as well as run charities to bring games to sick children. On a smaller scale, independent streamers like the members of IlluminateXP raise money for the charity ExtraLife4Kids. Drops in a bucket, perhaps, but again, when they work together over time, those drops add up.
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Vampy Takes New Role at RCM!
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Community members wanting to submit ideas for games or requests for Community Movie night can reach her at Trista.Miller@rivalcastmedia.com.
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The Fireside Tales - Chapter Twenty-Eight
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Chapter Twenty-Eight: Fear and Illness
"Where is the courage that you held so tightly to? The faith that pushed you forward?"
Valtyra crossed the dining hall with blades in hand. She knocked over whatever got in her way, and she only stopped when she reached the entrance of the room. The hallway in front of her had two doors, to the left and to the right. Without any thought, she picked the door to the left and prepared to kick it down. Something pulled at her shoulder and she turned to find Alicia.
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It seems to me that we live in a strange time when comes to video entertainment. If you wanted a great and interesting story or drama you have a better chance of finding it on the small screen now versus just 20 years ago. We have animated comedy shows, or cartoons as my parents would call them, with powerful heartfelt moments that hit harder than a hundred of special episodes of 90's or 2000's sitcoms. I mean, how can a show about an alcoholic super genius who takes his somewhat dimwitted grandson on intergalactic and interdimensional adventures have some powerful and (excuse my French) "Jesus Christ, that's fucked up" moments?
What led me to want to write this article was a conversation I had Baron von Gosu about the show Rick and Morty during my New Year's visit. We were discussing how some comedies can set up impactful moments. For example, who can forget the Futurama episode about Fry's dog Seymour?
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The Fireside Tales - Chapter Twenty-Seven
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With the click of the doors' latches shutting together, the inside of the manor became uncomfortably quiet. The only sounds that could be heard were the creaks and groans of the house settling on its supports and foundations. Looking around, Valtyra could see the wood of the walls waterlogged and molded severely. Moldering trophies hung on the wall in front of her and to her left: a boar, a bear, a firepelt cougar whose pelt looked similar to Bubnug's cloak, and a stag. But they were not as impressive as the monster on display in the center of the room. On a raised platform, a twelve-foot-long creature crouched. It had the body of a lion, a scorpion's tail with dozens of razor barbs, huge bat-like wings, and a deformed humanoid face.