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On this weekly podcast, overeducated nerd codependent friends, Andrew and Dan, discuss things nerdy and geeky for all intents and purposes.

A Podcast [ , ] For All Intents and Purposes Andrew Asplund & D. Bethel

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    • 5.0, 13 Ratings

On this weekly podcast, overeducated nerd codependent friends, Andrew and Dan, discuss things nerdy and geeky for all intents and purposes.

    A Casualty of the Rhyme

    A Casualty of the Rhyme

    #RELEASETHETAYLORCUT: With a bunch of DC Comics-related news dropping this week, we had to light the Taylor signal to bring in our resident DC expert and Senior Optimist Reporter, Taylor Katcher, to talk about the release of the infamous "Snyder Cut" of 2017's Justice League on the forthcoming streaming service, HBO Max. Also discussed is the shocking news that Ruby Rose would be stepping down from the lead role on Batwoman after the first season (and had already been renewed for a second).
    RELEVANT LINKS:

    Follow Taylor on Twitter: @tk4tch Andreeva, Nellie. "Ruby Rose Exits the CW's Batwoman, DC Series to Recast Iconic Lead Role For Season 2." Deadline. Penske Business Media, 19 May 2020. Colbert, Stephen M. "Batman v. Superman: Zack Snyder Announces Director Commentary Live-Stream." Screen Rant. 28 Mar. 2020. Drum, Nicole. "Zack Snyder's Justice League Officially Releasing on HBO Max." Comic Book. 20 May 2020. Otterson, Joe. "Why Batwoman Star Ruby Rose Left the CW Series." Variety. Variety Media, 20 May 2020. RELEVANT EPISODES:
    "Episode 90 - Keep Calm, You're a Warrior Princess" (01 Apr. 2016): Where Andrew and D. Bethel talk about Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. "Episode 101 - The Black Arts of Algorithms" (05 Aug. 2016): Where Andrew and D. Bethel cover the strange discussion about box office returns in the wake of the rebooted Ghostbusters' release. "Episode 110 - A Taylor [ , ] For All Intents and Purposes" (14 Oct. 2016): Where Taylor came onto the show to talk about the "Flashpoint" crossover event on the DC/CW Arrowverse shows. "Episode 149 - We Are Not Here" (08 Dec. 2017): Where D. Bethel discusses his viewing of Justice League. "Episode 152 - My Own Finger" (05 Jan. 2018): Where Taylor arrived to give his 2018 State of the DCEU-nion. "#SaveGrifter" (14 Feb. 2020): Where Taylor came to the show to talk about the 2019-2020 DC/CW crossover event, "Crisis on Infinite Earths." "The Transformers Paradox" (21 Feb. 2020): Where Andrew and D. Bethel talk about upsetting discourse around Birds of Prey's release.  
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    "Disco Medusae" by Kevin McLeod (incompetech.filmmusic.io) "District Four" by Kevin McLeod (incompetech.filmmusic.io) Tracks are licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0)

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Bouncing Waveforms

    Bouncing Waveforms

    NEWS BLAST (COVID-19 EDITION): A lot of stuff is going on amid the global pandemic, and Andrew and D. Bethel are here to talk about it (if Dan actually was able to record his audio this time). They talk about the AMC theater chain shunning Universal Pictures amid Trolls World Tour's success, Civilization VI's bold new plan for a year's worth of DLC and expansions, Marvel and DC Comics are shipping books again, The Flash has an abbreviated season (ending on somewhat of a downbeat), and New Mutants gets a theatrical release date...again.

    RELEVANT LINKS:

    Arrant, Chris. "Inside DC's New Print Distribution Plan (And the New Distributors Involved)." Newsarama, 17 April 2020. Arrant, Chris. "MARVEL, DC, IMAGE, More Part of DIAMOND's May 20 Shipping List." Newsarama. 28 April 2020. Baron, Zach. "Robert Pattinson: A Dispatch from Isolation." GQ. Condé Nast, 12 May 2020. Chalk, Andy. "Civilization 6 is Getting a New Season Pass with 6 DLC Packs." PC Gamer. Future US, 10 May 2020. Rubin, Rebecca. "New Mutants Set to Release in August." Variety. Variety Media, 13 May 2020.
    INFO:

    Visit our website at forallintents.net and leave your thoughts as comments on the page for this episode. Join our Facebook page Social: Andrew - Twitter & Instagram, D. Bethel - Twitter & Instagram Subscribe to our YouTube channel. Subscribe to and review the show on the iTunes store or on Spotify. MUSIC:
    "Disco Medusae" by Kevin McLeod (incompetech.filmmusic.io) "District Four" by Kevin McLeod (incompetech.filmmusic.io) Tracks are licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 3.0 License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)

    • 37 min
    Technical Difficulties

    Technical Difficulties

    IT WOULD HAVE BEEN CALLED "THE NEW MIDNIGHT": There's no new episode this week due to some debilitating technical problems on one of the host's end (it was Dan). Check back next week for a new episode.
    INFO:

     
    Visit our website at forallintents.net and leave your thoughts as comments on the page for this episode. Join our Facebook page Social: Andrew - Twitter & Instagram, D. Bethel - Twitter & Instagram Subscribe to our YouTube channel. Subscribe to and review the show on the iTunes store or on Spotify. MUSIC:
    "Disco Medusae" by Kevin McLeod (incompetech.filmmusic.io) "District Four" by Kevin McLeod (incompetech.filmmusic.io) Tracks are licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 3.0 License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)  

    • 4 min
    Arcabar

    Arcabar

    #CAPITALISM: With Disney taking ownership of the 4th of May, Andrew and D. Bethel talk about the role of ownership in public discourse for a bit.

    MUNDANE FANTASY: Looking at where the world is now, and with the meteoric landing of Animal Crossing: New Horizons, D. Bethel and Andrew wonder––why do we love playing games about working...and love them?

    RELEVANT LINKS:

    Lee, Giacomo. "Is Inktober in Peril?" DigitalArts. IDG Communications, 20 Dec. 2019. Robertson, Adi. "Disney Isn't Trying to Steal Your Star Wars Tweets." The Verge. Vox Media, 28 Apr. 2020.
    RELEVANT EPISODES:

    Episode 116 - "Craftcraft" (02 Dec. 2016): Where D. Bethel and Andrew talk about the rise of crafting in video games. Shortcast 21 - "Love the Stank" (30 Dec. 2016): Where Andrew talked about Stardew Valley for the first time. Episode 122 - "It's a Fake" (03 Feb. 2017): Where Andrew talks about doing mundane tasks in space in the game, Starbound. "We Still Don't KNow $#!&" (31 May 2019): Where D. Bethel and Andrew discussed the proliferation of "RPG elements" throughout all video gaming genres. INFO:

    Visit our website at forallintents.net and leave your thoughts as comments on the page for this episode. Join our Facebook page Social: Andrew - Twitter & Instagram, D. Bethel - Twitter & Instagram Subscribe to our YouTube channel. Subscribe to and review the show on the iTunes store or on Spotify. MUSIC:
    "Disco Medusae" by Kevin McLeod (incompetech.filmmusic.io) "District Four" by Kevin McLeod (incompetech.filmmusic.io) Tracks are licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 3.0 License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)

    • 38 min
    Feed the Fish God

    Feed the Fish God

    WEEK IN GEEK: This week, after giving a brief update on the announcement of IMDb TV's revival of Leverage, Andrew talks about his experience playing Coldwild Games' delightful trading simulation game, Merchant of the Skies while D. Bethel finally got around to watching Netflix's The Witcher.

    RELEVANT EPISODES:

    Episode 31 - "Post-Op Dan" (09 Jan. 2015): Where Andrew discusses his impressions of John Rogers' post-Leverage show, The Librarians. Episode 36 - "Dan & Andy's Quality Audio" (13 Feb. 2015): Where Andrew and D. Bethel talk about the pilot episode for Leverage. "Dicksisms" (06 Sept. 2019): Where Andrew reflects on his time looking at indie video games at the Seattle Indie Expo. "Starting By Starting" (03 Jan. 2020): Where Andrew talks about his initial impressions of Netflix's adaptation of The Witcher. "Playing the Menu" (20 Mar. 2020): Where Andrew, inspired by the Netflix series, picks up The Witcher III: The Wild Hunt and gives it another shot.
    INFO:

    Visit our website at forallintents.net and leave your thoughts as comments on the page for this episode. Join our Facebook page Social: Andrew - Twitter & Instagram, D. Bethel - Twitter & Instagram Subscribe to our YouTube channel. Subscribe to and review the show on the iTunes store or on Spotify. MUSIC:
    "Disco Medusae" by Kevin McLeod (incompetech.filmmusic.io) "District Four" by Kevin McLeod (incompetech.filmmusic.io) Tracks are licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 3.0 License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)

    • 51 min
    Part Racehorse; All Workhorse

    Part Racehorse; All Workhorse

    WHAT MAKES A REMAKE: With the incredible success of games like Resident Evil 2 and Final Fantasy VII Remake, Andrew and D. Bethel discuss the legacy of these new games (and their original versions) while also discussing all of the iterations of "re-" that you can find in media (reboots, remakes, remasters).

    RELEVANT EPISODES:

    Shortcast 76 - "A Sense of Place" (30 November 2018): Where Andrew talks about what was captivating and engaging in the original release of Fallout 76. "A Veritable Odyssey" (12 July 2019): Where Andrew briefly describes his time playing the beginning of the remake of Resident Evil 2. "Makes A Taste" (13 March 2020): Where D. Bethel is impressed as he played the demo for Final Fantasy VII Remake.
    INFO:

    Visit our website at forallintents.net and leave your thoughts as comments on the page for this episode. Join our Facebook page Social: Andrew - Twitter & Instagram, D. Bethel - Twitter & Instagram Subscribe to our YouTube channel. Subscribe to and review the show on the iTunes store or on Spotify. MUSIC:
    "Disco Medusae" by Kevin McLeod (incompetech.filmmusic.io) "District Four" by Kevin McLeod (incompetech.filmmusic.io) Tracks are licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 3.0 License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)

    • 57 min

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