Episode 5: Let’s Play in the Sand

Episode 5: Let’s Play in the Sand
Sines, Co-Sines, & Tangents

00:00 / 1:08:45


  • Doctor Who – New Season
  • ByeByeBoxBoy – HAL Laboratory’s Charming Puzzle Trilogy
  • Free Starcraft
  • SNES Classic?
  • Cloak & Dagger on Freeform?

Main Topic: Game Worlds

  • Open World
  • Sandboxes
  • Linear Experiences (FF X, FF XIII)
  • Why do game worlds matter?

One Dumb Thing: Steam Controller/Steam Link


Intro Music: Serious Monkey Business: 2-01 Roller Disco – ReMixer: Zylance


Main Topic Music: Friedrich Habetler Music – Final Fantasy X – Battle Theme | Epic Rock Cover


Closing Music: Jonathan Coulton – Still Alive – Portal

Episode 4: The Hype is Real!!

Episode 4: The Hype is Real!!
Sines, Co-Sines, & Tangents

00:00 / 1:32:01


Main Topic: Hype

  • The role of the press
  • Streamers replacing traditional reviews
  • Pre-order now to get this great coffee mug sticker for your secret base!
  • Practical Examples: Destiny, No Man’s Sky, Halo 5, etc.

The Gartner Disillusionment Cycle

The Hype Cycle: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hype_cycle

The Power of Unreleased Games: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bV8bZ053Aw

The Sonic Cycle

One Dumb Thing:

Nintendo ending mini-NES production and sales despite not supplying enough to meet demand

Last Thoughts


Intro Music: Serious Monkey Business: 2-01 Roller Disco – ReMixer: Zylance

Main Topic Music: Quad City DJ’s – C’mon N’ Ride It (The Train)

Closing Music: Monomirror – Greenwaves (Plains of Passage) – Strike the Earth! Shovel Knight Arranged

Episode 3: Bring out Yur Dead!

Episode 3: Bring out Yur Dead!
Sines, Co-Sines, & Tangents

00:00 / 1:22:14

Intro: Serious Monkey Business: 2-01 Roller Disco – ReMixer: Zylance


  • Shovel Knight : Specter of Torment
  • Destiny 2 Update! Why is all the Loot Gone? PC Master Race to Rule all the Destiny
  • It’s about time: Twitter stopped counting your handle
  • Planescape: Torment Remastered

Main Topic – Dead Game Genres

Sound Clip – https://youtu.be/grbSQ6O6kbs 0:55-1:45

  • The rise and fall of…
    • Adventure games
    • Isometric RPGs
    • Flight Simulators
    • FPS games
    • Sports games
    • Beat ‘em Ups
  • How do old games age?
  • Why do Genre die?
  • What genre would we want to see come back? Go Away?
  • Kickstarter and the return of classic games
    • Thimbleweed Park

One Dumb Thing: Facebook’s never ending quest to be Snapchat

Last Thoughts


Closing music – Miracle of Sound – Hell to Pay https://miracleofsound.bandcamp.com/track/hell-to-pay-2

Episode 2: ‘Member Han Solo?

Episode 2: ‘Member Han Solo?
Sines, Co-Sines, & Tangents

00:00 / 1:15:26

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

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



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

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

00:00 / 1:59:41

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/)