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Podcast 10-4: Critiquing Piracy Though Tentacle Erotica

This week the crew delves into the socio-political commentary delivered by Hyperdimension Neptunia mk2 as well as offers impressions of MotorStorm RC, Yakuza: Dead Souls, MLB 12: The Show, MLB 2K12, Street Fighter X Tekken, and well how different Forza Motorsport 4 feels with a force-feedback steering wheel. Beyond our usual dose of gaming trivia, we also offer responses to read mail.

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About Robert Allen

With over 35 years of gaming experience, Robert 'DesertEagle' Allen is Tech-Gaming's resident worrier/warrior who spends his days teaching at three colleges and his nights devoted to JRPGs.


  1. I signed up for the mailing list just so I could be the first commenter. Mission accomplished!

  2. Even though the Neptunia review was pretty long, I’d love to hear you guys talk about it a bit more.

  3. Wait, so Sage this week? Des, did you call the show “Brotastic”?

    Aw man. Lame and lamer. But I’ll still listen.

    • Waffles For Supper

      You guys are just crying out for some animated Gifs this week aren’t you. Lets see if I can indulge you…

  4. You forgot to mention that you talk about RRRIIIDDDGGGEEE RRRRAAACCCEEERRR!

    Wait, did you say you get the same amount of money for winning and losing?

  5. Who says “uptop” and “burn” anymore? Damn, NOLA you’re caught in a Turtle timewarp.

  6. Needed more Sage and less Blue. On the podcast, Sean and Rob deliver but Blue not so much. When it comes to pick and retro columns that’s Blue’s territory.

  7. Ok, if I had listened to Desert’s Ridge Racer impressions, I owuld have though the game would have received a C- not a B-

    • Let’s got get started on that shitty review again. Best to forget it.

    • It matched most of Deagle’s review except for the money bit (no idea why he left that out of the written review) still I think his score is on the money. This game is getting way too much hate.

  8. Downloading right now. I’ll probably listen during the week. This is the weekend you know! haha

  9. Yes!! Podcast time! 😀

  10. Perfect for the drive to see the parents tomorrow…

  11. How come the sound quality isn’t quite as good as other shows out there?

  12. Sign me up for some Yakuza swag please. Best part of the show is trivia.

  13. Best part of the show is the “What we’ve been playing section” especially when the games are fresh.

    • Which brings up a question I’ve been thinking about lately; should I go full-fledged retro in my “what I’ve been playing” since all I seem to play that’s remotely modern is Earth Defense Force 2017 (which I mentioned in Podcast 10-4), Forza Motorsport 4 (ditto), and Persona 3 Portable (did I mention it this episode?)?

  14. Sean why did you like HN MK2 more that Deagle? Expectations or just the game.

    I thought It was assuming that we was harassing you online.

    • I didn’t play the first game, so the fact that it wasn’t a big step past the original didn’t really bother me. It seemed fresh to me. Well, as fresh as it could, all things considered.

  15. I’m not feeling the new every other week format. Plus, this show seems old like it was recorded before St. Patty’s day.

  16. Not enough tentacle talk. I want my money back.

  17. Good show this week, even if you were missing Samurage. Was she acting again?

  18. Maladjusted Manny

    I like the interviews. That’s my favorite part of the show. Speaking of- why wasn’t there any this week?

  19. Blankas Electric Anus

    If it wasn’t for anime, I don’t think you’d have show titles. Recognize!

  20. downloading the show right now. One question- do you guys ever have tryouts for guests on the podcast?

  21. Why is it you guys always do the really naughty titles/talks when I’m not on, lol!

  22. On the next podcast you are requested to discuss the nerdiest thing you’ve ever done in your life.

    • Also, what do you like better Star Wars or Star Trek.


      What hypothetical Kickstart project would you donate your bank account to.

  23. No interviews in the podcast makes Baby Jesus and Donkey Kong cry.

    • This is a tough time of year for interviews. Most people want to come on when they have a game coming out to promote, but the new release lists have been slim, and so has our guest list. Make no mistake: we’ll rustle up some interviews.

  24. Yep, the show really needed one of Deagle’s interviews. How about Atlus, they don’t seem to come on as much as NISA?

  25. What were you guys expecting from Neptunia? It’s very unlike to Japanese to directly criticize their own country or work.

  26. So have you noticed a change in the number of listeners since the show went to every other week?

  27. Did Blue get cut or something? I saw him asking to be on the show on Twitter.

  28. Hello, I just stopped by to visit your site and thought I’d say I had a great visit.

  29. Looking forward to the next show.

  30. Damn, three weeks and so show. What gives?

  31. Any word on a new show? I like the podcast, but it’s been so infrequently lately.

  32. You guys didn’t even talk about ME3, which is both good and bad.

    Anyway, question for next show: what E3 announcements real or imagined would you love to hear?

  33. I’d live a discussion on how Kickstart might change the nature of gaming. And what you do think the first Kickstart fail will be.