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Episode 27 :: Nerdy Show Vs. The Generic Dudes

Posted by Hex on August 12, 2010

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Nerdy Show Vs. The Generic DudesBrian Lee O’Malley‘s series of Scott Pilgrim graphic novels are awesome.  They take video game culture and smoosh it inside comic books!  In Scott’s world, the nonsense logic of video games are part of reality – you beat up hipsters and generic dudes and they turn into coins – THAT ROCKS! Now that Scott Pilgrim is a movie written and directed by Edgar “Shaun of the Dead” Wright all that geeky goodness is exploding IRL in a nerdgasm the likes of which has never hit the big screen before.  In this episode the gang is joined by nerd comedy musician, Insane Ian, to talk about the coolness of Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World, the differences between the books and the film, and the super-stars behind the soundtrack and score.

PLUS we dialed up Pete of Anamanaguchi, the chiptunes rock band that are providing the score for Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World: The Game.  Together we fight mediocre cellphone reception, dodge the cops, and find out how they scored this sweet gig.  We also talk to Reid, Ryan, and Charlie from Starmen.net and Fangamer, about the currently running Mother 3 Fanfest, their upcoming release of chiptunes documentary, Reformat the Planet on DVD as well as chiptunes-inspired merch, and the origins of their prolific fan communities.  There’s lots of old school video game conversation including some truth-bombs about River City Ransom, one of the games that most influenced Scott Pilgrim‘s world.  So strap on your power glove… and then take it off ’cause it’s useless- But play some cool games and listen to this episode.  It goes a little something like this:

Tracks

  1. We Are Sex Bob-Omb :: Sex Bob-Omb We
  2. Autotune :: Insane Ian
  3. Black Sheep :: Metric Black
  4. Threshold :: Sex Bob-Omb Threshold
  5. Threshold (8-Bit):: Brian LeBarton Threshold
  6. I’m So Sad, So Very, Very Sad :: Crash and the Boys I'm
  7. We Hate You Please Die :: Crash and the Boys We
  8. Garbage Truck :: Sex Bob-Omb Garbage
  9. Mom’s Hometown :: katanaswordfish
  10. Super Mario Land :: Action Adventure World (watch video)
  11. Personal Space :: Shael Riley and The Double Ice Backfire
  12. MvL (ft. Odd Austin & TV’s Kyle) :: Insane Ian
  13. Power Supply :: Anamanaguchi Power
  14. Airbrushed :: Anamanaguchi
  15. Rap Loogies (ft. Fatty Goodness) :: KABUTO THE PYTHON
  16. Death to All Hipsters :: Beck & Nigel Godrich Death
  17. T.U.R.T.L.E. Power (ft. MegaRan) :: Klopfenpop

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Play along, August 6th-27th

  • Marsh

    Hey thought I’d give some info about the Scott Pilgrim Game, since I’ve been playing it almost none stop since Tuesday. w/o spoilers 1)Each character gets their own ending, 2) in addition to the 4 character (Scott, Kim, Steven Stills, & Ramona) as shown in Mike’s video so far NegaScott has also been unlocked, 3)Zombie mode will strain your forearm, especially for the young’uns that aren’t used truly rapid mashing. Haven’t done the Zombie much as I did pull something, but my best so far is 11min, 80 kills on hard w/ Kim

  • Cap

    @Marsh

    This is excellent info, man! I didn’t know any of this. All that sounds totally cool. Thanks!

  • Thank you for helping to give my hangover a game over.

    • Cap

      Heh heh, any time dude.

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