Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Host Profile: sonicstormer




Yo, everyone's favorite host sonicstormer here. Yes, yours too, stop fooling yourself. Some of you may know me from administrating on Toonami Aftermath and others just from here. To all of you I say, "You're welcome." I like to game, make mean spirited jokes at other people's expense, and hope to become a game developer much like our benevolent main host here. Other than that, I'm a Leo and I like long walks at night.

    Favorite game: Favorite?
    Favorite band: Boston
    Favorite book: The Art of Seduction by Robert Greene
    Favorite movie: Pulp Fiction

Involved in ToG series: The Pandora Directive, Bastion, Freelancer

Sunday, June 17, 2012

The Pandora Directive: Session 4 now on YouTube

Session 4 of The Pandora Directive is now on YouTube, just a few minutes too long to be split into two parts. We played from the beginning of the game to the beginning of Day 5.

We're aiming for the Boulevard of Broken Dreams path this run, and so far, we're on it. The story is unfolding quite differently this time around — Tex is a bit out of character, but it's much more in line with what you'd expect of noir.

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

The Pandora Directive playlist

Throne of Games will be taking a break for a few weeks. I have plans for next Saturday night, and I'll be out of town the next two Saturdays. But we'll be back on July 14th with more Bastion, and Tex Murphy will return on July 21st.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

The Pandora Directive: Session 4

Holy crap, I forgot to advertise this until we were already on! ON NOW, game starting in about 10 minutes! Hope you guys weren't busy doing anything.

We're starting the Boulevard of Broken Dreams run tonight, so get ready for some gritty noir.

TwitchTV channel

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Host Profile: Daniel




Salutations entities!  I am the one known as Daniel, or possibly Mcthulhu, and some may even know me from the past as Frogboy.  I'm Mark's longtime roommate here in Norman, where I've been pursuing my degree in computer engineering.  I've played videogames since I was 2, starting with SMB1/Duckhunt/Track&Field and zig-zagging about with whatever my familly could afford or I could rent up until college, where 8-bit Theatre's Red Mage sort of got me into tabletop gaming as well.

Today I nerd it up as a student and computer lab tech at the University and geek it up observing the spread of internet memes, playing RPGs, random olde school games, or watching/helping Mark do the same with what little free time I can scrape together.

Favourite Video Game: Tough one, but probably Ocarina of Time...'played the heck out of that in middle school.

Involved in ToG series: The Pandora Directive, Bastion, Freelancer, Alan Wake

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Bastion: Session 3 now on YouTube

Session 3 of Bastion is now on YouTube in a whopping and randomly-split 13 parts. Last night's broadcast was harried by some rather unfortunate technical difficulties; it might've been our connection, it might've been TwitchTV's fault, it was probably a combination of the two. As a result, the stream kept dropping, causing TwitchTV to start a new one every time. Sometimes we got almost an hour without interruption, sometimes we only got a few minutes. But hey, YouTube playlists make compensating for that rather easy. (Of note, the first hiccup in the broadcast occurred before we even began playing; I've kept the video on YouTube for...I dunno, posterity or something, but did not include it in the playlist. So that's why there's no 1/13 there.)

We played from the beginning of the New Game Plus through Colford Cauldron. The next session of Bastion will be on June 23rd July 14th, and will probably be pretty short. Next week, we begin our Boulevard of Broken Dreams run in The Pandora Directive.

Since there are so many parts, I'm not even going to bother linking them individually.

Bastion playlist

[EDIT] I realized I have stuff going on for a few Saturdays in a row starting on June 23rd. The episode on the 16th will proceed as normal, and then resume after the break on July 14th.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Bastion: Session 3

The third session of Bastion is tonight! We're starting a New Game+ tonight; the stages stay the same, but things are likely to pan out a bit differently this time around. And, of course, we'll be taking a different ending.

As always, the preshow begins at 6:45pm CT, and we begin properly at 7pm, over on our TwitchTV channel.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Host Profile: Mabry




Mabry was born in 1983, the oldest daughter of the oldest daughter of the oldest daughter in a line going back past living memory, the latest scion of a line of powerful and dangerous women. Her lineage includes a healthy quantity of hobbit blood from such families as the Bobos and the Meriwethers, likely the reason for her short stature, round physique, and love of mushrooms.

Following an enchanted and adventurous childhood, she spent her teenage years mostly on the planet of Darkover, where she was acclaimed as the infamous Harpy of Aldaran. She grew closer to her one-time nemesis and husband-to-be (their marriage had been arranged by their parents years before), and for a time she turned her attention to utilizing godlike powers in a narrative format. It was during this time that she adopted the nom-de-plume "Belegwen."

Mabry attended college at Wesleyan university, where she pursued a classical and liberal education, focusing on ancient lore, such as history, literature, and philosophy. Her studies included a remarkable adventure in Scotland and writing a thesis on Elven mythology. She spent much of her free time questing in the land of Hesket, where she was a noted bard and votary of the goddess Sarana.

Following her graduation, she turned her attention to more perilous studies, with the goal of becoming a custodian of ancient knowledge. During this period of her life, she was married to Brendan in a fairy tale wedding. Ultimately, her library studies were concluded, and she was named a Master of the Science.

Unfortunately, there are few positions available for custodians of ancient knowledge, and so she has been forced to find work outside of her field. Most recently, she has resumed her studies now in the field of minion development. In her free time, such as it is, she pursues the genteel arts of dance, writing, drama, and bashing things with melee weapons.

Involved in ToG series: The Pandora DirectiveAlan Wake

Sunday, June 3, 2012

The Pandora Directive: Session 3 on YouTube

Session 3 of The Pandora Directive is now on YouTube miraculously somehow in one part in two parts now, because the single file was, for some reason, too lo-res to make out a lot of the text. We played from the beginning of Day 8 through both of the Lombard Street (that is, neutral alignment) endings. I love how goofy-yet-melancholy the second one is.

We return to Tex on the June 16th to tackle the dark, gritty path of The Pandora Directive that is The Boulevard of Broken Dreams. Next week, we begin the New Game+ in Bastion.

Part 1
Part 2

The Pandora Directive playlist

[EDIT] So, it looks like it uploaded rather low-res for some reason...that's no good for something with this much text. Gonna try redoing it in a different way. This will be updated once a better version is up.

[EDIT 2] Wait, maybe I'm just encountering problems with YouTube processing the videos...I guess I'll check back in the morning and see what the deal is.

[EDIT 3] My original suspicion was correct: the single long video was lower-quality for some reason.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

The Pandora Directive: Session 3

The third session of The Pandora Directive is tonight! We're starting from the beginning of Day 8. We're not quite in the home stretch, but we'll be pretty close by the end of the night, for sure.

As usual, preshow begins at 6:45pm CT, show proper at 7pm, over on our TwitchTV channel.