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Console Obscura is a podcast dedicated to video games and the people who play them. Ephemera, nostalgia, absurdity, history, culture, arcana and trivia are all fair game. Welcome to the best damned video game podcast in the world, suckers.
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Nov 9, 2017

 

We're Fall-ing for you. We review two mystery beers and a mystery whiskey. We crack wise. Wylie ages cheese in the trunk of his Jetta. AND MORE.

Oct 18, 2017

This episode: What does it mean to be a man, to be masculine, to four cis hetero white dudes in 2017? What have we learned about ourselves, our identities, and how can we be less shitty? What advice can we share with young men coming up in the world? 

 

 

All this and more.

 

 

Sep 17, 2017

CO Love & Theft episode art

This week we talk about music - borrowing, biting, theft, homage, covers, Sammy Hagar, and dippin' our dick in the mashed potatoes!

 

Sep 5, 2017

Content Obscura - Houston

 

This week, we talk Houston, Stephen King, Modern Etiquette, Star Trek, & more. RIP Walter Becker.

Please consider donating to the following hurricane relief organizations:

The Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund of Houston’s mayor, Sylvester Turner, which is administered by the Greater Houston Community Foundation.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston is opening its doors at no charge this week, and offering extended hours. To donate, visit its website.

Houston Food Bank and the Food Bank of Corpus Christi are asking for donations.

The South Texas Blood and Tissue Center has posted an updated list of donor locations. Call 210-731-5590 or visit its website for more information.

Carter BloodCare covers hospitals in North, Central and East Texas. To donate, call 877-571-1000 or text DONATE4LIFE to 444-999.

To help animals, visit the Houston Humane Society or the San Antonio Humane Society. The Houston Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has set up an animal emergency response hotline (713-861-3010) and is accepting donations on its website.

The Texas Diaper Bank in San Antonio is asking for diapers and wipes, which can be dropped off in person or mailed to 5415 Bandera Road, Suite 504, San Antonio, Tex., 78238.

The United Way of Greater Houston flood relief fund will be used to help with immediate needs as well as long-term services like minor home repair. Visit its website to donate or text UWFLOOD to 41444.

The L.G.B.T.Q. Disaster Relief Fund will be used to help people “rebuild their lives through counseling, case management, direct assistance with shelf stable food, furniture, housing and more.”

The Federal Emergency Management Agency recommends checking with the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster for a list of trusted disaster-relief organizations in Texas.

Jul 16, 2017

 

Many factual errors are made in this episode, so feel free to sprinkle it liberally with "it isn't", "he didn't", "she didn't", "they didn't", and "it wasn't", as needed. Channel your inner Ron Howard. :)

 

-Ed

Jul 5, 2017

Good morning. In less than an hour, aircraft from here will join others from around the world. And you will be launching the largest aerial battle in this history of mankind.

Mankind -- that word should have new meaning for all of us today.

We can't be consumed by our petty differences anymore.

We will be united in our common interests.

Perhaps its fate that today is the 4th of July, and you will once again be fighting for our freedom, not from tyranny, oppression, or persecution -- but from annihilation.

We're fighting for our right to live, to exist.

And should we win the day, the 4th of July will no longer be known as an American holiday, but as the day when the world declared in one voice:

"We will not go quietly into the night!

We will not vanish without a fight!

We're going to live on!

We're going to survive!"

Today, we celebrate THE RETURN OF CONSOLE OBSCURA!!!

May 13, 2017

Blurst IV: The Trumpening (cover image)

 

 

We didn't want to have to do another one of these. Certainly not so soon. But... COME ON, MAN...

May 7, 2017

LIVE FROM LANFORD ILLINOIS, It's Console Obscura: Roseanne!

Apr 30, 2017

Pour a few fingers of prewar hooch, crack an ice cold Gwinnett, and join the boys in the wastes of Fallout 4 for a Fallout Fireside Chat.

 

Fallout 4 Console Boy

Apr 22, 2017

Here's a little summer vibe preview for ya from Seattle's 206 BOYZ 

Apr 10, 2017

We're back. Welcome to the party, pal.

Mar 9, 2017

A little electronica por vous

Mar 9, 2017

Musical tidbits while we're away 

Mar 9, 2017

More goodies while we're on break! Back in the studio soon. 

Mar 3, 2017

We're still on a brief transitional break, but will return to the studio soon. In the meantime:

 

This is a record Ian and Wylie made. It's weird. But cool. It's Sunstang. 

Mar 2, 2017

While we're on a short break, we thought this might be a nice thing to tide y'all over. It's the new soundtrack of your life. The music from year one of Console Obscura... 

Feb 6, 2017
Console Obscura - Dadcast!

LOOKS LIKE THEM VANWENGER BOYS ARE AT IT AGIN!!!

 

It's Wylie's 40th birthday, and his dad and brother are in the studio! Hang on to ya butts!

Jan 8, 2017
Star Wars Wars!

The boys discuss the Star Wars movie canon, from the originals, Rogue One to The Force Awakens, plus that godawful shit Lucas did in the early aughts.

Dec 12, 2016
The Games We Played - 2016

These are the games... of our lives... of 2016... dot com.

Nov 20, 2016
The Worst of Times

The CO crew returns to the studio after Election Day.

Oct 10, 2016

Here's a little treat from last year to tide you over till Halloween! 

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