Episode 77

Finally, the time has arrived.  Voltron has it’s left leg back.  The Power Rangers have their Pink Ranger.  Captain Planet found that weird Indian kid who represents heart again.  That’s right!  A full cast and crew for the latest MAC Address Podcast!

We drink Holy City Brewing Muy Paradiso, which smells good, and tastes even better, if you like the prominent jalapenos that keep this pale ale out of the hoppy bitterness range.  The pineapple smell is inviting, and the jalapenos burn you with a surprisingly smooth taste that work well together.  Our initial reactions were good, but hard to recreate the second time around because of a recording malfunction, but we still try; we’re not very good actors.

We have to cover a lot of ground with what me missed going on with Jirah, who had a boatload of time to watch some sweet digital video content.  He was worried that he had lost the ability to like retro games, but it turns out, it was just a really shitty game to begin with.

Matt has been keeping up with Overwatch and their new support hero Ana, who shoots people, good and bad, from across the map.  He’s also been playing a bit of pinball, and working on brushing up his niche map Counter-Strike Skills.

Will has been traveling all across the county, by foot, by car, by train, and secretly debating getting a drone to help him catch those Pokémon all over town.  Pokémon Go is the name of this craze, and our podcast is not immune to this games zeitgeist.  Will provides a friendly reminder to fact-check the fucking internet before spreading rumors.

Merrick started playing the Walking Dead: Michonne game on Xbox and its pretty good.  He also really likes Mr. Robot which has the first season on Amazon Prime video and the show comes on USA.

In news, Apple is trying their hands at bad puns and house made content with a  reality show called… “Planet of the Apps” about App Store developers.  I hope it covers the crushing realization that after years of hard work developing this app three days after release there are a thousand clones and no one wanted it in the first place.

BattleBots was delayed this week, but we catch up on Jirah’s thoughts on the previous weeks and matches because the fights this season have been nothing short of SPECTACULAR.  Relatively few surprises have popped up on the show, but that matters not, as the actual robot fighting has been brutal and fun in just about each matchup.

We talk about a young Han Solo being cast in Alan Ehrenreich, and I express my hopes that he will also be shoehorned into playing a new round of GOOD Indiana Jones movies.

We also have a game giveaway going on for Chronic on, which I’ve played since the recording of the episode, and it’s a big, well made, fun, 2D, clicky slasher.  I haven’t gotten too deep, but between the choice of characters and play styles available , its a fun game, and I would recommend it, but better yet, <Sell-Out Protocol> you can win it if you email merrick@macaddresspodcast.com before 0100 hours on 26 July 2016 saying that you want a chance to win the game!  Thanks to the developer for providing us with a code </Sell-Out Protocol>.

Then we ask the hard hitting questions about aquatic life, and realize we shouldn’t update the show notes when we’ve been drinking… or maybe we should do that more?  I’m terrible with morals of stories.