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Podicus Wrecks #36 – Tabletop Joys and Frustrations part 3

In this week’s episode in anticipation for International Tabletop Day, J. R., Anthony, and Scotty have more tales of happiness and anger while playing tabletop games.  Those games include Scythe, Cavern Tavern, and Dead of Winter.  Also, Jacob gives the awkward tale of Stacy X, in this week’s “Better Know an X-man.”

Podicus Wrecks #32 – The One-Eighth Nelson talks Wrestlemania 33

A long time ago, we had pro wrestling blog named The 1/8th Nelson.  With it being Wrestlemaia week, we thought it would be fun to get the group together and talk about our favorite Wrestlemania moments and our thoughts on the card for Wrestlemania 33.  And for fun, there’s also another “Better Know an X-Man” featuring Ink.

Why I buy Nintendo consoles at launch

With the launch of the Nintendo Switch just a couple hours away here in the U.S., I thought I’d share something that has been on my mind today.  While taking a walk at work, I started thinking why exactly I jump on Nintendo consoles at launch, but not others.  For the record, I have bought the Wii, Wii U, and now Switch all within the launch window.  While I do own Playstations 2-4, I didn’t but any of them at launch, and don’t foresee buying whatever comes next from Sony at launch, either.  But why is that?

I like the Playstation.  There have been many games that I’ve enjoyed released for the Sony systems.  Many games I’m looking forward to.  But with each release, I never find myself in a hurry to buy the most recent one.  I usually wait until there are several games released that I am interested in.  Why the double standard?  With the Wii and Wii U, there was nothing particularly big coming out at launch that I wanted to play.  Sure, the Wii had Twilight Princes, but I could have played that on the Gamecube.  Likewise, now with the Switch, I’m only for certain getting Breath of the Wild, which I could also play on Wii U.  Yet, I find myself really looking forward to getting the Switch on my lunch break tomorrow.  (more…)