Jon (SSMP) is at GDC, so it’s a short, prerecorded WhaleCast while Eric maintains appearances in Toronto. This week they talk about Temple of Yog and the concept of video games on tour, then veer off into a conversation that strings together Mortal Kombat, Power Rangers, and James Van Der Beek before concluding with a brief discussion about Amiibo.
(Editor’s note: Though the discussion at 1:20 makes it seem otherwise, the conversation with representatives of No Quarter and the Temple of Yog Super Demo Tour were two separate, independent events. To the best of my knowledge there is no relationship between Temple of Yog and No Quarter. One just made me think of the other, and I didn’t articulate that as well as I intended. – Eric)
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- 0:00 – Intro – “Creep” by TLC
- :40 – Last week’s news
- 1:20 – Temple of Yog
- 2:40 – Video games on tour
- 12:45 – The Mortal Kombat X story trailer and the sequel challenge
- 20:25 – How does a media franchise age with its audience?
- 23:25 – That fucking amazing Power Rangers video
- 30:55 – Gold Mario and Amiibo
- 39:23 – Outro – “Waterfalls” by TLC