Episode 2: ‘Member Han Solo?

Iron Fist: Correction

Introducing Brian “morningtoast” Vaughn

How about we call Quick Hits…. Tangents? No not gentlemen that have been touched by the sun.

  • Samurai Jack
  • Destiny 2 Release Date
  • MOAR Star Wars?
  • Red Dead 2, Last of Us 2

Mid Song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_A2kHggqA3E
https://soundcloud.com/purenoize/nostalgia-original-mix

Main Theme: The Lure of Nostalgia

  • What makes old stuff seem better?
  • Are there no new ideas?
  • The Endless Loop – Spiderman
  • Those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it..
  • When is a remake/redo/relaunch good? Why?

One Dumb Thing: Let us buy our nostalgia!

Last Thoughts

End Song:  YoshiBlade – “I Never Drink… Wine”

Sources: Castlevania: Symphony of the Night – “Dracula’s Castle,” Castlevania (N64) – “Dungeon – Main Theme”

Original Composers: Michiru Yamane, Masahiko Kimura, Motoaki Furukawa, Mariko Egawa

https://soundcloud.com/ocremix/02-i-never-drink-wine-castlevania-symphony-of-the-night-castlevania-n64?in=ocremix/sets/yoshiblade-candy-corn

 

Of Tangents and Sines

Jared and I have had more than a few passing discussions over the last few years about expanding the Four Score media empire and with a new year in full bloom and thanks to a Whiskey Wednesday gathering we are finally taking action.

Welcome to the first episode of our new podcast: Sines, Co-Sines & Tangents.

It’s been a number of years since both of us actively put out podcasts and we decided that people needed to hear our puerile opinions on stuff and things.. so the podcast was born.

Sines, Co-Sines & Tangents is a general Nerd Culture podcast that will allow us to talk about many of the things we both enjoy. Expect long detailed discussions on video games, movies, comics, traditional games, RPGs and whatever strikes us.

We hope to hit the target of 1 per week for the near future, and we hope all of you will listen, provide input and feedback. We’ve also bandied around how we’d do occasional livestreams or interactive broadcasts, but before we tried to boil those oceans we decided to start with what we knew.

Look for a link to the podcast soon and please if you like it, hate it or are slightly more than apathetic let us know here or on our 4 Score twitter.

Subscribe here using your podcast player of choice: http://4score7pongs.com/feed/podcast/sinescosinestangents

Also, be sure to follow us on Twitter at @4score7pongs and our Facebook page for new episode announcements.

Episode 1: Welcome to Sines, Co-Sines & Tangents

Quick Hits:

  1. Mass Effect Andromeda: I wouldn’t do that with a bag on my head OR hers
  2. Marvel’s Iron Fist: Quick impression, discussion of the whole Netflix group of series and hopes for the future
  3. Dungeons & Dragons: Beyond app in Open Beta: Discuss the return to digital tools for Wizards after so long, also some comments on D&D 5E in general – Jared’s perspective as a player, shawn’s as a DM, etc.
  4. Trick Switch: Discussion of the Switch launch, good and bad issues, Jared’s fanboy view vs. Shawn’s cynical perspective
  5. The Expansive Empty Darkness: Why is no one watching The Expanse? Is SyFy TV dead? Who cares? Why you should be viewing it!
  6. Odd game pairings: Who really expected Conan Exiles on Nintendo Switch?

Mid-Boss Break: Zelda theme remix (http://zelda25.ocremix.org/)

Main Topic: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

  1. Scene setting
  2. What’s new about this entry?
  3. Comparison to older titles
  4. Multi-platform Nintendo game!! – WiiU vs. Switch experience
  5. But… (negatives, flaws, bad things we’ve observed)
  6. Fanboy Segment: Jared gets time to just rant about how Breath of the Wild is the BESTEST GAME EVAR!! and Shawn gets to be a dick about it.

One Dumb Thing: Nintendo Friend Codes return… WHY?

Last Shots: Ad Lib

Outro – Turtles in Time. (http://shellshocked.ocremix.org/)

Recap & Future Plans

A recap of the tournament, and some plans for the future.

We came, we fought, and ultimately Brian completed a triumphant reclaiming of the Golden Joystick.

Jared took and early lead with the first two games, and then Brian trounced Jared in Windjammers to the point where viewers were donating money to end the slaughter.

Pinball isn’t the most specatator friendly sport, however, it did create a lot of drama. Jared mounted an impressive score before it was Brian’s turn. Brian then had a fantastic run nearly doubling Jared’s score. At this point, it was tied and only one game remained: Tekken.

Tekken was over pretty quickly as Brian’s skills were too much for Jared’s novice ability. After that Brian had once again reclaimed the trophy he held many years ago.

We were able to accomplish a fantastic goal with your help. We met our fundraising goal of $1,000 dollars for Child’s Play. This is something we are eternally grateful for. Thank you so much.

We are currently formulating some future plans for more events that will be more inclusive for everyone to join.

Additionally you should bookmark and follow us on Twitch and YouTube. We will have more regular streaming and video content soon. We are also working on some video highlights of the tournament in case you missed it.

2016 has commenced with a wonderous beginning. We are planning to continue with that momentum and make this a great year for gaming and charity. If you didn’t get a chance to donate, you still can!

Thank you!

 

We’re LIVE! TUNE IN!

We’re are live. Please tune and join us on Twitch. We’ll be in the chat along with our host Shawn.

Let us know who you want to win with the hashtags #teamjarbo (Jared) and #teamtoast (Brian).

 Our tenative schedule is as follows:

*All times are EST
12 PM – Introduction
12:15 PM – Resogun 45 min run for high score (Brian)
1:05 PM – Resogun 45 min run for high score (Jared)
1:50 – Break
2:00 PM – Nidhogg (head to head) most matches won in 45 min
2:45 PM – Break
3:00 PM – Windjammers (head to head) most matches won in 45 min
3:45 PM – Break
4:00 PM – Pinball 45 min run for high score (Jared)
4:50 PM – Pinball 45 min run for high score (Brian)
5:35 PM – Break
5:50 PM – Tekken 6 (head to head) most matches won in 45 min
6:35 PM – Small break and closing ceremonies

 

Also please do not forget to donate! Every bit helps!

When and how to watch

The 4 Score & 7 Pongs Ago event happens today starting around 12:00PM EST.

You can watch LIVE on the official Twitch channel.

If you can’t watch all day, follow us on Twitter and on Facebook to get updates throughout the day.

And please, don’t forget to donate what you can to help out Child’s Play. We’re shooting for $1,000 by the end of the day…every little bit helps, thank you!

Game Schedule

All times are EST

12 PM – Introduction

12:15 PM – Resogun 45 min run for high score (Brian)

1:05 PM – Resogun 45 min run for high score (Jared)

1:50 – Break

2:00 PM – Nidhogg (head to head) most matches won in 45 min

2:45 PM – Break

3:00 PM – Windjammers (head to head) most matches won in 45 min

3:45 PM – Break

4:00 PM – Pinball 45 min run for high score (Jared)

4:50 PM – Pinball 45 min run for high score (Brian)

5:35 PM – Break

5:50 PM – Tekken 6 (head to head) most matches won in 45 min

6:35 PM – Small break and closing ceremonies


We’ll update our site tomorrow, and make sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

And most importantly make sure to bookmark our Twitch page which is where we’ll be broadcasting from.

Final Game Annoucement

Mean Game of Pinball

The time is nearly upon us for the showdown of smackdowns. Keeping in the spirit for a battle of the highest score, we’ll be flipping out like that deaf dumb and blind kid on pinball. But what table will we be playing? We’re going to pull it litterally out of a hat. Both Brian and Jared will pick three tables from either Zen Pinball which is a modern video game take on pinball or from The Pinball Arcade which are real pinball tables simulated in a video game.

When it’s time to play pinball tomorrow a the table will be pulled from a hat then Jared and Brian will have 45 minutes to get the highest score.

pinball

Photo Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/modofodo/15173804580