Thank You For Making Meal-Morial Madness a Success!

Thank you for helping us have an awesome event.

It’s been almost a month and I wanted to follow up on this old website of ours and thank everyone who helped spread the word, tuned in, and donated for our Meal-Morial Madness: The Second Helping event.

The 4Score7Pongs Community raised $6,012.72 for Feeding America during the event. Our goal was $5,000 and we knocked it out of the park.

This event would have not been possible without the help of many people within our community who donated their time (and lack of sleep) to ensure everything went smoothly. So with many eternal thanks these are the people who made this happen: Alex, Alison, Brandon, Chris, Daphne, Erica, Erik, Jess, John, Lindsey, Miranda, Shawn, and Shawn (another different variety of Shawn.)

We’ve received many inquiries about this being an annual event, and while I’m not ready to announce or commit to anything, we are looking to other events we can run in the future. If you are interested in helping with future events like Meal-Morial Madness, then please contact me.

To date, we’ve fundraised just over $10,000 since 2016 for various charities. I would have never imagined years ago when I started this website that we would be up to doing such great things in the world, and now that we have, it’s going to be hard to stop.

With the bottom of my heart: THANK YOU

Jared “jarbochov” Cherup

NOTE: I am working on getting the VODs as well as the special video segments uploaded to YouTube as soon as practical. Once the videos are all uploaded I will post here again with a link. In the meantime if you haven’t already, please enjoy the number one jam of the Summer: Toad



Episode 34: Sorry To Burst Your Tangent

Shawn and Jared had a goal. To record a short episode. They failed. But they did watch Captain Marvel!

Sines, Co-Sines, & Tangents
Sines, Co-Sines, & Tangents
Episode 34: Sorry To Burst Your Tangent
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Housekeeping:

  • Audio Engineering Fixes

My Dad Works At Nintendo (Please help us come up with a better name)

  • Microsoft + Nintendo = <3
  • Scalebound Platinum Games
  • Resurrected Nintendo Cancellations… Metroid Dread?

Tangents:

  • Reggie is leaving Nintendo
  • Hollow Knight Sequel
  • Doom Patrol – Jared’s view
  • Darkest Dungeon 2 is coming, takes us to the Howling End
  • Fallout Pen & Paper RPG(s)
  • Google Project Stream announced in commercial form
  • Pokémon Sword & Shield
  • Diablo on GoG – first time Digital Win 10 with graphics upgrade
    • Apparently the original isn’t Win 10 compatible
  • Octopath Mobile Prequel & Console Sequel
  • Ape Out!
  • PS4 for iOS
  • Goodbye Arrow??? I mean.. It’s still on?
  • Captain Marvel
  • Nindie Presentations

Main Topic: No Main Topic

Fans Giving of the Back Feeds

  • #1 Superfan Kyle agrees with Shawn? Big Surprise
  • The Boafet @_ChannelThree :It may be a late topic but what about Halo finally coming to PC and being available on steam.
  • @mcboat: (1) There are rumors about Sony possibly acquiring Take Two. What’s the likelihood of that happening? And how would that fair for the franchises, with future GTAs and Red Deads being Sony exclusives?
    (2) Also from the rumor mill: Google’s coming out with a…game console?!?!
  • @mcboat: And this: James Gunn Is Hired Back to Helm ‘Guardians of the Galaxy 3’

Missed Opportunities

  • Jared: The Ultimate RPG Character Backstory Guide
  • Shawn: REAMDE – by Neal Stephenson

One Dumb Thing(s)

  • Emo Spock and the Talosians oh.. Section 31
  • Federation SQL

One Gratifying Thing

Podcast Chapters

00:00:00 – Intro
00:02:30 – New Section That Needs A Name
00:07:48 – Tangents
00:53:12 – Still A Tangent: Captain Marvel
01:19:03 – Still Tangents: Nintendo
01:24:00 – Fans Giving Of The Backfeeds
01:30:08 – Missed Opportunities
01:35:55 – One Dumb Things
01:42:24 – One Gratifying Thing

Credits:

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

Episode 30: Transactional Mobility

Sines, Co-Sines, & Tangents
Sines, Co-Sines, & Tangents
Episode 30: Transactional Mobility
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Tangents:

Main Topics: Mobile Games, Hype Management, & Tone-Deafness

  • Mobile games are a cash grab. They serve one purpose generating revenue.
    • Based on gambling tactics, gachapon , etc
    • Shawn: But Jared, Nintendo has made lot of “mobile games”
    • Jared: Yes, however they weren’t fueled by simple touch mechanics and micro-transactions.
      • Warioware is an example of really appropriate “mobile game”
  • Companies have moved marketing beyond showing value but rather hype
    • Vaporware, Early Access (Mention No Man’s Sky?)
  • Companies not listening to fans?

Fans Giving of the Back Feeds

One Dumb Thing

  • Black Friday
    • Thanksbuying
    • Small Business Saturday
    • Cyber Monday
    • Thrifty Tuesday
    • Clearance Wednesday
    • Impulse Buy Thursday
    • Black Friday 2! The blackening!
    • Soldout Saturday
    • Layaway Sunday
    • And in December, last minute Giftcard-Eve!

One Gratifying Thing

  • Thanksgiving
    • Thanks Listeners!

Podcast Chapters

00:00:00 – Intro
00:01:23 – Tangents
00:47:32 – Main Topic
01:15:41 – Fans Giving Of The Backfeeds
01:17:53 – One Dumb Thing
01:22:52 – One Gratifying Thing

Credits:

Intro Music: Serious Monkey Business: 2-01 Roller Disco – ReMixer: Zylance
Main Topic Music: Pokemon – Gotta Buy Them All – Collegehumor
Outro Music : Pokemon – Gotta Buy Them All – Collegehumor

Episode 14: Stop Hitting Yourself

We discuss a thousand streaming services, and a thought experiment on violence in games.

Sines, Co-Sines, & Tangents
Sines, Co-Sines, & Tangents
Episode 14: Stop Hitting Yourself







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Tangents:

Main Topic: Games Sure Are Violent

  • Games are violent
  • Do they have to be?
  • Are games that aren’t violent as compelling? (Adventure Games, Animal Crossing, Stardew Valley, etc)
  • Violence as a mechanic. Shooting, punching, jumping on Goomba’s heads.
  • Even games that aren’t known for violence offer some way of causing harm to others.
  • Does it matter?

Final Thoughts

One Dumb Thing: Everyone has a Sub Streaming Service!!!

Credits:

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

Main Topic Music: Mortal Kombat Theme

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