Defend the Offenders – The Horrible Show 02-23-11

The Horrible ShowIronically, Justin, Cole, Ethan, Gifford, and Christina are on their best behavior this week when discussing offensive games over the years. Nothing like a conversation about Splatterhouse, BMX XXX, and Gears of War to bring out the best in people. Send in your questions to simon@horriblenight.com or @TheHorribleShow

With video games under fire once again, The Horrible Show cast thought it was time to take a look back on how video games became so “evil.” In our Threesomes of the Week, Cole takes on Scientology and somehow survives. The On the Spot question asks “What has offended you the most in the world of video games” and Gifford is more than over all of the Call of Duty players. The Defend the Offenders conversation kicks off with german cursing and blood following your kids home from the arcade. Justin almost gets kicked off his show in defense of Conker’s Bad Fur Day, while Christina relives the moment she became more than ok with gore in video games. We continue to hammer out the details for our upcoming Horrible All Nighter on Xbox Live, stay tuned for an official announcement soon. Cole concludes the show with an audio hug to Telltale Games for bringing back yet another game from his bizarre childhood.

Show Notes

Cast:
Justin (JDevL), Cole (Colefacekilla), Ethan (Wizardtrain187), Gifford (GiffTor), Christina (Jadetiger CG)

Guide:
Intro and Threesomes (00:44 – 22:59)
On the Spot Question (23:01 – 30:17)
Defend the Offenders (30:20 – 1:20:38)
The Early Days (32:28 – 43:39)
It Looks Real (43:40 – 59:43)
Other “Offenders?” (59:53 – 1:08:30)
HD Gaming (1:08:33 – 1:20:38)
HorribleNight.com Updates (1:20:40 – 1:21:33)
Shout Outs (1:21:35 – 1:27:33)

Threesomes of the Week:
ColeYou Again, Paul Haggis and Scientology, Gears of War
GiffDevil, Pet Domestication, Red Dead Redemption
ChristinaBack to the Future The Game, Faunts, Origami
EthanFront Mission Evolved, Cropsey, Rebuild
JustinLie to Me, Radiohead – The King of Limbs, NBA Jam

Games:
Gears of War, Red Dead Redemption, Back to the Future: The Game, Front Mission Evolved, SimCity, NBA Jam, Call of Duty, Chronicles of Riddick, Guitar Hero, Tony Hawk, Resident Evil 5, Ninja Gaiden, Tomb Raider, Bulletstorm, Duke Nukem Forever, Wolfenstein 3D, Splatterhouse, DOOM, Mortal Kombat, Postal, Leisure Suit Larry, Night Trap, BMX XXX, Conker’s Bad Fur Day, Grand Theft Auto III, Fight Night Round 3, Madden, Project Gotham Racing, Need For Speed, Burnout, God of War 3, Jurassic Park, King’s Quest, Fables, The Walking Dead, Final Fantasy XIV, Killzone 3

References:
Kristen Bell, Battlefield Earth, M. Night Shyamalan, Christopher Lloyd, Jeggings, Dead Mech Podcast, Conker’s Pollinate Video, Cliffy B, Battle: Los Angeles, Alexis Madrigal @alexismadrigal

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