Upping The Majesty

Date Posted

February 18, 2009

Cast Length



Chris Remo, Jake Rodkin, Nick Breckon


Steve Gaynor

Official description Edit

Special guest Steve Gaynor joins us as we sail over grassy dewswept mountains resplendent with gaming's bounty, then crash-land into an F-bomb laden cutscene. Plus: Watch your cursor drift towards the "buy" button as Nick fills us in on the Dawn of War II single-player.

Games Discussed Edit

Flower, House of the Dead: Overkill, Onechanbara: Bikini Zombie Slayers, Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II, Burnout Paradise


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Memorable quotes Edit

YouTube Timestamps Edit

  • 00:43Intro - Sponsored by Math Bastard
  • 01:39OneChanbara: Bikini Zombie Slayers - Question mark?
  • 03:14OneChanbara: Bikini Zombie Slayers - Controls?
  • 04:11OneChanbara: Bikini Zombie Slayers - Blood colors from default to "gold"
  • 04:54House of the Dead: Overkill - The self-aware grindhouse of the dead
  • 06:16House of the Dead: Overkill - Soundtrack
  • 07:08House of the Dead: Overkill - Light gun games can be better than other light gun games
  • 09:36House of the Dead: Overkill - Its crazy, exploitative story
  • 12:15House of the Dead: Overkill - Playing the Wii against type
  • 13:33House of the Dead: Overkill - When Britishness peeks out
  • 14:31House of the Dead: Overkill - Carpet F-bombing
  • 15:42Burnout Paradise - Actually buying a physical copy
  • 17:19Burnout Paradise - Upping the majesty with classical music
  • 21:36Grant Theft Auto IV - Motorcycles, testicles, and paper routes
  • 24:14Bully - A nice, end of the console cycle game
  • 24:43Dante's Inferno - Dante has more muscles than exist on real dudes
  • 25:48God of War - The process for designing Kratos
  • 26:41Dante's Inferno - A game that deserves ridicule
  • 27:54The Net - It inspired PSN and Flower by ordering pizza online
  • 28:54Eternal Sonata - The generic anime RPG that takes place in Frédéric Chopin's mind
  • 30:02Dante's Inferno - The plot of the game is not super faithful
  • 30:56Flower - An effective use of the SIXAXIS
  • 32:59Flower - It would be nice if it weren't such an anomaly in games
  • 36:01Keita Takahashi - And his GDC talk
  • 38:49Flower - Length and price, since it totally looks like a $5 game guys
  • 39:41Game Pricing - Games might cost too much
  • 42:55Flower - It has nice sunsets, just like Far Cry 2!
  • 44:44Flower - Nick's cool mom and speed variance
  • 46:39Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II - Nick really likes the single player campaign (and Jake)
  • 49:20Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II - Not really an RTS
  • 51:56Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II - Leveling
  • 58:23Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II - Co-op and units
  • 59:56Laptops - They can overheat
  • 1:00:21Reader Mail - Guilty Pleasures - W4K lore makes space marines kind of interesting
  • 1:02:36Reader Mail - Multiplayer - Of the split-screen variety
  • 1:08:22Reader Mail - Quake Live - Getting destroyed by nice guys
  • 1:10:35Reader Mail - Quake Live - Rebuttals to the idea that reducing the graphics to cubes is dumb
  • 1:16:06Reader Mail - Story - Linear vs. trusting players to make something on their own
  • 1:21:11Grand Theft Auto IV - Winners will actually receive their prizes
  • 1:25:15Flower - Winners will actually receive their prizes
  • 1:27:36Reactive Stories - Having Lieutenant Carruthers show up in the story again
  • 1:30:46Outro - Send Jake love letters to