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Bob was our guest this week! Bob worked with Kt, Jared, and Alex on Girl in the Basement and he told us all about his experiences makin' sweet sweet movies. He also helped us kick off "The Pitch". If you don't know what The Pitch is you should have yourself a listen. I mean, you should listen either way. You probably won't regret it. Probably.

Anyways.

I just got back from having a needle jammed into my skin for a few hours so I hope you don't mind if I keep it short this week. In case you need your weekly fill of blog ramblings I'll leave you with this: Frank Miller is the best thing to happen to comics since Jack Kirby. Discuss.

-Jr.

Direct download: 3.25.2014_Episode_106.mp3
Category:Comics Movies & Videogames -- posted at: 3:23pm EST
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March 19th marked our 2 year anniversary of doing this show. I don't want to get all sappy and sentimental because I feel like I just did that after episode 100. I can only imagine there's a limit to how much "omg thank you" posts you all can endure.

I do have to take some time and acknowledge how much work Alex put into this episode. The man has been working for months; combing through hours and hours of audio looking for the best moments and memorable flashquestions. I'll admit I was skeptical of the montage idea at first. I was nervous it would come of as repetitive and long-winded but Alex was persistent. The persistence paid off because the compilations he put together blew my mind. If there were ever a time for Alex to drop the mic, it would be right now.

One last thing and I'm done. I need to thank everyone who came on the show this year as OMV would be nothing without its guests. There's only so many times I can talk about how excited I am for something. Lucky for me we have the best guests in the history of guests consistently bailing me out.  You are all awesome and thank you so much.

-Jr.

Direct download: 3.20.2014_Episode_105.mp3
Category:Comics Movies & Videogames -- posted at: 9:55am EST
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This week's episode is a tad bittersweet. Local illusionist and longtime OMV friend David Garrity came on this week to help us bid farewell to the Flashquestions. We haven't officially said goodbye yet but it's the last time they'll be featured on our show as our "weekly thing". I know. Sad, right? Like. I understand if you're really broken up over it. Not to worry though; a new "weekly thing" is in the works and will debut soon. I don't want to give anything away but if you're in possession of a face you might want to hang on to it as it will be promptly blown off. Literally. (Not literally)

Year 3 of OMV is going to be awesome.

Oh, and then there's this: Right before we started recording today this was announced. Awesome, right? The fact that Nintendo has already commented on how happy they are to be supporting the competitive scene is huge. We all remember what happened last year so I think we can breathe a collective sigh of relief for now. Now if you'll excuse me I have to go play against level 3 opponents and convice myself I'm good at Smash again. That Falco blaster game is so strong. So strong.

-Jr.

Direct download: 3.12.2014_Episode_104.mp3
Category:Comics Movies & Videogames -- posted at: 4:43pm EST
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Alex just posted a picture of The Last of Us title screen with the caption "I'm just not sure I see what the big deal is...."

Can you believe that guy? Honestly I don't know why I put up with this shit. I told him I will fight him. It was meant as a joke, the fighting, but the more I think about it...

I finished The Last of Us the other day. I realize I'm pretty far behind on this hype train seeing as everyone else was talking about it last June but videogames are a tough sell for me. I have no problems with throwing money at comic books or expensive hardcovers but for some reason when it comes to committing to a $60+ game I always struggle with the decision. I can't hide behind my normal "I don't know if it's good enough" excuse because Joe said it was his game of the year on more than one occasion. I take Joe's opinions of video games very seriously as he isn't one to exaggerate about shit like that. When Joe says The Last of Us was better than Bioshock: Infinite I know he is fucking serious and not saying it for shock value. I'd like to think I have friends that take my opinion seriously like that. But they'd be absolute morons if they did seeing as I'm the king of overreactions.

Anyways.

As stated before; Alex has just started the game and will hopefully finish within the next few weeks. Expect Joe to come on soon after that to record a full-on LoU fanboy videogasm.

Thats a gross word. Videogasm.

-Jr.

Direct download: 3.4.2014_Episode_103.mp3
Category:Comics Movies & Videogames -- posted at: 6:29pm EST
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