The Horrible Show 08-25-10: Franchise Players

The Horrible ShowRiding our ego wave from last week, Justin, Cole, Ethan, and Christina set their sights on helping to improve a few game franchises. Fans of Resident Evil, Fallout, Crackdown, BioShock, Final Fantasy, Mario, Prince of Persia, and Battlefield beware. Send in your questions to simon@horriblenight.com or @TheHorribleShow

We’ve got ideas. They may or may not be “good” ideas, but we have them and we want to help the games we love whether they want it or not. After we debate Canadian and British sketch comedy in our Threesomes of the Week, it’s time for a seriously important On the Spot question – “Which ‘Boss’ would you like to have a beer with?” To be honest, Christina’s choice stinks. Then it’s time to fix what’s broken, and fix what isn’t broken. Everybody has chosen a struggling and a successful game franchise that they have some new ideas for like downloadable Crackdown games, BioShock the MMO, the death of Final Fantasy, and Super Mario Closet. Thanks to @streetalchemist and @meanderingleaf for their suggestions. We probably bit off more than we could chew so we wrap things up quickly by reminding everyone about our Scott Pilgrim Screening this Thursday and that our Scott Pilgrim Contest continues through Sunday.

Show Notes

Cast:
JDevL, Colefacekilla, Wizardtrain187, Jadetiger CG

Guide:
Intro – (00:50 – 2:05)
Threesomes of the Week – (2:06 – 17:54)
On the Spot Question – (17:55 – 24:31)
Game Franchise Discussion – (24:32 – 1:26:38)
Struggling: Resident Evil – (24:52 – 30:56)
Favorite: Fallout – (31:05 – 39:35)
Struggling: Crackdown – (39:42 – 47:02)
Favorite: BioShock – (47:04 – 55:42)
Struggling: Final Fantasy – (55:50 – 1:05:12)
Favorite: Super Mario – (1:05:15 – 1:13:16)
Honorable Mentions – (1:13:24 – 1:15:32)
Struggling: Prince of Persia – (1:15:34 – 1:21:30)
Favorite: EA Shooters – (1:21:41 – 1:26:38)
Scott Pilgrim Event and Contest – (1:26:47 – 1:27:30)
Quick Exit – (1:27:30 – 1:27:52)

Games:
Dead Rising 2, Dead Space, Assassin’s Creed II, Conker’s Bad Fur Day, Borderlands, Mortal Kombat, Metroid, Resident Evil, Resident Evil 4, Resident Evil 5Left 4 Dead, Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel, Fallout 3, Fallout: New Vegas, Elder Scrolls, Fallout MMO, Crackdown, Crackdown 2, APB, inFamous, Just Cause 2, Grand Theft Auto IV, BioShock, BioShock 2, BioShock Infinite, System Shock, Final Fantasy, Final Fantasy VI, Final Fantasy VII, Final Fantasy X, Final Fantasy XII, Final Fantasy XIII, Mass Effect, Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII, New Super Mario Bros Wii, Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island, Super Mario Galaxy 2, Super Mario Sunshine, Super Mario Bros 2, Super Mario Strikers, Earthbound, Sonic the Hedgehog, Castlevania, The Legend of Zelda, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, Prince of Persia, Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands, Prince of Persia (Classic), God of War, Battlefield, Bad Company, Medal of Honor, Battlefield 3,

Threesomes of the Week:
Cole: Arrested Development, Superman Theme (John Williams), Secret of Mana
Ethan: Crossed, Man vs Food in Indianapolis at Bub’s, Hellgate: London
Christina: Dead Rising, Ra Ra Riot, The Kids in the Hall
Justin: Pawn Stars, Metroid Metal, Assassin’s Creed

References:
Up Marriage Theme, GameFly, Mall Madness, Andrew Bird, Upright Citizens Brigade, Trigger Happy TV, Lorne Michaels, Chumlee, The Great Mighty Poo, Dogma Sh*t Demons, Dr. Ned, Shang Tsung, Ridley, Resident Evil Movies, Bethesda, id, Obsidian, Realtime Worlds Layoffs, Ruffian Games, REPLY TO ALL: BioShock Infinite, Square Enix, BioWare, Wart, Angry Mario, Ubisoft, Respawn Entertainment, DICE,

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3 Comments The Horrible Show 08-25-10: Franchise Players

  1. Wizardtrain187

    Due to having to watch that series of shorts multiple times with a drunken friend, I purposely omitted any references to aforementioned closet themed media. Golden showers on the other hand, were obviously overlooked.

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