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Console Obscura

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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May 31, 2015

Hey y'all! This week the CO Crew has a ball with Katamari Damacy! We're really on a roll!

 Katamari Damacy box art

Speaking of having a ball, we'll be on vacation next week, (6/7) so Adam can get married! Holy smokes!

 

Take that time to explore the vast back catalogue of episodes, and send us an email at consoleobscura@gmail.com or a tweet at @consoleobscura, a review on iTunes, Stitcher, or PocketCasts, or a comment on our website, consoleobscura.com! 

 

May 24, 2015

Grind some vert and ollie some mad air with the CO Crew as we bluntslide beni-hana a burly bowl! It's Tony Hawk 3 time y'all!

Do a kickflip!

THPS3 cover art

May 20, 2015

It's been too long! In our newest edition of Console Obscura Nights, we discover and discuss the delights of Oregon's Nectar Creek Meads with two delicious session meads, the Sting ginger mead, and the Chicory. Equip your horn of drunkenness and bag of holding, and join us on a grand adventure in taste!

 

Chicory bottleSting ginger

 

Gloria

May 17, 2015

Join the CO gang as we explore the depths of the 1990's N64 racing "classic" Cruis'n USA, in honor of Ian's kid brother Ryan!

 

Cruis'n USA N64 box art

 

Happy Birthday, kid!

Ry

May 10, 2015

Dun dun dun daaa dun dun! Dun dun dun daaa dun dun... It's the pc WWII classic first person shooter, Battlefield 1942! Join the CO crew as we give Jerry what for! 

 

Battlefield 1942 pc box cover art

May 3, 2015

Bushido Blade cover

 

Jimmy loves Bushido Blade and used to be the undefeated champ. Ian loves to torment Jimmy and turns out to be *not half bad* at Bushido Blade. Swords clash and hearts are broken. John Belushi makes a special appearance from beyond the grave... STAY TUNED!!!

 

Bushido Blade combat

Apr 26, 2015

It'sa Mee Mario Kart!? This is the blurst episode of Console Obscura yet!

Mario Kart

Apr 19, 2015

Portal 2 logo

Portal 2 warning icons

 

Portal 2 is a 2011 first-person puzzle-platform video game developed and published by Valve Corporation.

Console Obscura is a podcast dedicated to talking about games such as Portal 2.

 

Warning: Pregnant women, the elderly, and children under 10 should avoid prolonged exposure to Console Obscura. 

 

Caution: Console Obscura may suddenly accelerate to dangerous speeds. 

 

Console Obscura contains a liquid core, which, if exposed due to rupture, should not be touched, inhaled, or looked at. 

 

Do not use Console Obscura on concrete. 

 

Discontinue use of Console Obscura if any of the following occurs:

itching

vertigo

dizziness

tingling in extremities

loss of balance or coordination

slurred speech

temporary blindness

profuse sweating

or heart palpitations.

If Console Obscura begins to smoke, get away immediately. Seek shelter and cover head. 

 

Console Obscura may stick to certain types of skin. 

 

When not in use, Console Obscura should be returned to its special container and kept under refrigeration. Failure to do so relieves the makers of Console Obscura, Wacky Products Incorporated, and its parent company, Sunstang Heavy Industries, of any and all liability. 

 

Ingredients of Console Obscura include an unknown glowing green substance which fell to Earth, presumably from outer space. 

 

Console Obscura has been shipped to our troops in Saudi Arabia and is being dropped by our warplanes on Iraq. 

 

Do not taunt Console Obscura. 

 

Console Obscura comes with a lifetime warranty. 

 

 

Console Obscura! Accept no substitutes! 

 Wheatley

Apr 12, 2015

Those intrepid invertebrates, the Console Obscura Crew, return with a vengeance in an episode dedicated to the much-loved Worms Armageddon. It’s a whole new can of worms!

Join the boys as they discuss Worms memories and the history of the artillery strategy genre, as well as weird and wonderful weapons and tools including Earthquake, Freeze and French Sheep Strike.

 

Worms Armegeddon cover

 

Worms screenshot

Apr 5, 2015

 

 

 Guybrush Threepwood wants to be a pirate. To do so, he must prove himself to three old pirate captains. During the perilous pirate trials, he meets the beautiful governor Elaine Marley, with whom he falls in love, unaware that the ghost pirate LeChuck also has his eyes on her. When Elaine is kidnapped, Guybrush must form a crew, hunt down LeChuck, and save his Plunder Bunny!

 

You fight like a dairy farmer

 

Plunder Bunny!

Mar 29, 2015

Join the CO gang as we wax nostalgic for April Fools Day about video game arcana and "playground knowledge" in the pre-internet era!

 

Polybius Arcade Cabinet

Mar 25, 2015
Console Obscura Nights - Nomad Bohemian Pilsner

Join the boys as they wax philosophic on love, loss, hops, and head. It's Nomad Bohemian Pilsner, and it's more than meets the eye!

 After the review, the gang suggests game pairings that are a good match for the brew in question. Join us!

 Beers and fun brought to you by Gravity Beer Market of Olympia WA.

 

Mar 22, 2015

mario 2

It's Super Mario 2. Who are you kidding? Listen already!

Mar 15, 2015

Console Obscura joins Tommy Vercetti as he dodges the mafia, the cartels, and random npc drivers to come out on top. First you get the sugar, then you get the power, then you get the women...

 

GTA VICE CITY LOGO

Mar 8, 2015

Join the gang as we reminisce about thumb blisters, hours wasted, asses rocked, and faces melted. Yes, we're highway stars coming through the fire and flames like godzilla, and we will rock you.

 

Also we'll talk about the Guitar Hero and Rock Band franchises. That too.

 

RAWK!!!1 *throws up the horns*

Star Wars rock band!

 

 

Mar 2, 2015
Console Obscura Nights - Citrus Mistress

Join the gang for the inaugural episode of Console Obscura Nights, as we review Hop Valley Brewing Company's Citrus Mistress IPA, courtesy of Gravity Beer Market, Olympia Washington's premier bottle shop.

 

After the review, the gang suggests game pairings that are a good match for the brew in question. Join us!

 

Citrus Mistress bottle image

Mar 1, 2015

We continue our western saga here at Console Obscura with a modern classic - a little noir western spaghetti western sandbox game by the name of Red Dead Redemption.

 

SADDLE UP.

 

John Marston pointing shotgun at you

Feb 22, 2015

Oregon Trail tombstone - Here Lies Andy Peperony and Chease

This week's episode: Oregon Trail! You know it, you love it, poopbutt has measles! Lose an hour to this sweet episode, and don't forget a spare wagon yoke, or the yoke is on you!

 

Console Obscura - OT leaderboard

 

Bonus: Think you can beat our score? Bring it!

 

 

Feb 15, 2015

WOULD YOU LIKE TO BUY A MONKEY???

 

 

Oh my gosh you guys! Ian is so excited about this week's episode, No One Lives Forever. Join Ian and Adam, get cozy, pull up a fleece blankie, and bask in the warm paisley glow of this fantastic 1960s spy fps!

 

 Cate Archer

Feb 8, 2015

Join Ian, Adam, Wylie, and Ben as they enjoy a rollicking roundtable discussion on all things video game emulation! Listen as old, once obsolete games and systems gain a new life and appreciation through the wonders of technology! Did you know you could build your own cocktail cabinet and play Ms. Pacman for hours? Did you know that people make music with the Commodore 64? Did you know you could play Doom with your toaster? You will!

 

retro gaming photo1

 

 

Feb 1, 2015

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Tecmo Super Bowl 2015 splash screen

CONSOLE OBSCURA SPECIAL SUPERBOWL EPISODE!!! HAWKS V PATS: THE DEFLATIONING!!!

 

In this episode, Adam and Ian predict the outcome of SuperBowl XLIX in the single most accurate and irrefutable method known to modern science: a COM VS COM match in Tecmo SuperBowl 2015. Yep, that's right, Tecmo SuperBowl 2015... So tune in, find out who wins the BIG GAME, learn about an old game given new life, and don't get fined!

 

Special shout out to the homie Matt "Spekulation" Watson for the slappers bumpering this episode.

Check out these tunes and more at https://soundcloud.com/spekulation

BOUT THAT ACTION 

 

HAWKS V PATS

 

Jan 25, 2015

Adam, Ian, Wylie, and Ben must guide Pit, a kid who looks a bit like Icarus, on his quest for three sacred treasures, which he must equip to rescue the Grecian fantasy world Angel Land and its ruler, the goddess Palutena. Your guess is as good as ours, folks.

 

Pit

Jan 18, 2015

Adam, Ian, Wylie, and new Console Obscura guest Ben have to defeat the evil Dark Queen on her planet and rescue their kidnapped partners Pimple and Princess Angelica from this terrible game!!! 

 

 

More liek Battleturds amirite?

Jan 11, 2015

Adam, Wylie, and Ian explore the kingdom of Alefgard with brave Erdrick to defeat the Dragon Lord and recover the Balls of Light. This was one of the jrpgs that started the fire.

Don't love this game?? But thou must!!! A SLIME DRAWS NEAR!!

dragon quest slime

Jan 11, 2015

Ian, Adam, and Wylie relive the two-fisted glory that is Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!! Join us for the inaugural episode of Console Obscura as we laugh, cry, and learn a thing or two about video game history, life, and love...

 

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