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12.06.2011

WBMT Episode 60: We dream of Mexican pointy boots







If you couldn't tell from this fantastic image, we may have gone a little off topic this episode as we triumphantly attempt to get back into our stride after the short holiday hiatus. You can look forward to our thoughts on Mexican pointy boots, Brain imagery research, WWII bombs, the Universe and so much more. And by some miracle we do manage to talk about video games. The new Ace Combat game for 3DS, Battlefield 3, and Zelda Skyward Sword all get our thoughts and impressions.

Also, we started up a platoon on the Battlefield 3 Battlelog. Come join the Who Burned My Toast Platoon. Search for Who Burned My Toast? in the Platoons tab on the Battlelog website.

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12.04.2011

Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy. My impressions and/or review... whatever.

Update Dec 10 2011: The price for Ace Combat Assault Horizon Legacy has dropped to $29.99.

I've always been a sucker for air combat games. Ever since playing Top Gun on the NES, it's been a love affair for me. When Namco Bandai announced an Ace Combat game for the 3DS, I was on board faster than Maverick on a MIG-29. After six hours of crashing into mountains and shooting down bogeys here is my thoughts to help you decide if this is a game for you.

Assault Horizon Legacy may have a similar name to the console Assault Horizon game, but the 3DS version is a much more traditional Ace Combat game. Your going to get a large choice of fighter jets, weapons, customizable parts, replays, rocking soundtrack, and a lot of dog fighting. Assault Horizon Legacy doesn't skimp on content by any means and after a 6 hours campaign you will still have to unlock and purchase a ton stuff if you want to get everything in the game. So you're going to have to go back and replay missions for higher scores or check out the extra missions for fun. But even with all that the game still felt a little light and not quite a full experience. The games story about the USEA vs the Rebels pretty much boiled down to a us vs them argument with no real gut wrenching plot point to drive the action. When I blow up hundreds of fighter pilots, I like to feel like I'm taking out the bad guys. I won't spoil the games ending for you, but the first thought that popped in my mind was "Wow they phoned in this one". Overall the missions were pretty standard fair and the game is rather easy, so any sense of tension felt lost compared to other Ace Combat games.

11.14.2011

WBMT Episode 59: Battlefields and Dragons of Skyrim










We can't hit every epic game that is coming out this month, there is just way too many. But we do get our hands on Battlefield 3 and Skyrim. We give our impressions and thoughts on these big titles as well pound some beers in the process. Is that professional? No. Fun and informative? Yes. Do we care? Heck no! Plus we decide on whether to Marry, Boff, Kill Uncharted 3, Skyrim, and Zelda. What game did you choose to spend your hard earned dough on? Let us know in the comments section.

Also, we started up a platoon on the Battlefield 3 Battlelog. Come join the Who Burned My Toast Platoon. Sign up and search for Who Burned My Toast? in the Platoons section.

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11.09.2011

Musicast Ep 16: World of Goo


Developed by: 2D Boy
Published by: 2D Boy, Nintendo 2008
Art by: Kyle Gabler
Music: Kyle Gabler

This week I’m going to playing for you the soundtrack to one of my favorite puzzle games to come out this console generation, no not Zak and Wiki. Although, those of you who listen to the podcast know my love for that game, anyways the soundtrack you need to be listening to right now is World of Goo! Enjoy this weeks Musicast and thanks for listening.

To check out the soundtrack for yourself head on down to http://kylegabler.com/WorldOfGooSoundtrack/ 
and pick it up for free!

If you have a video game you'd like us to do a musicast of email us whoburnedmytoast@gmail.com.

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10.28.2011

Heads up comic book and Batman Arkham fans, Derek Fridolfs episode incoming.

::EDIT:: WE AREN'T ALLOWED TO PUBLISH THESE BATMAN EPISODES, SORRY EVERYONE


 As the title of this post suggests I just want to inform you people who pay attention to the blog that our next podcast we'll have our good friend Derek Fridolfs coming on to talk about his new project. Here's a quote from his deviant art account:

"Back from another fun NY Comic Con. It was great getting a chance to see so many fans and your words of encouragement help fuel the creative battery for another year. Thanks to everyone that stopped by to say hi, buy a print, a page, or a commission. It was fantastic meeting all of you. And while DC wasn't ready to announce what Dustin and I have been working on, we're still hard at work on it and will have plenty to show for it once it comes out next year.

But I can announce one project I'm on…BATMAN: ARKHAM UNHINGED!

Today is the release of the Batman: Arkham City game everyone has been raving about in anticipation. And after the success of the Arkham City comics, both the mini-series and the online digital chapters, it was decided to make a regular series out of it. Yup…an ongoing comic that takes place in the Arkham City universe, and I've been lucky enough to be the one to write it!" - D


Click the link to go to his page and read the rest. It's all very exciting. Anyway Here are a few images he gave us to show you all :).

10.26.2011

Interview: Bob Sabiston talks about the development of Inchworm Animation for the Nintendo DSi.

A few months ago I heard about Inchworm Animation and rushed off to download it from the Nintendo eShop onto my 3DS. Ever since the days of Mario Paint, I've always had a soft spot for animation programs and really enjoy creating scenes of cats juggling balls of yarn. I emailed Inchworm Animation support and, lo and behold, the programs creator Bob Sabiston himself answered my question directly. We got to talking and the conversation was so interesting that I asked him to do an interview with us. Bob graciously answered my questions and now I'm happy to share with you his thoughts on Inchworm Animation and its development for the Nintendo DSi. Thanks again Bob!

10.25.2011

Musicast Ep 15: Scott Pilgrim Vs The World The Video Game


Developed by Ubisoft Montreal.
Published by Ubisoft and Universal Studios.
Art by: Paul Robertson, Stephane Boutin, Jonathan Lavigne, Justin Cyr, Jonathan Kim, and Mariel Cartwright.
Music: Anamanaguchi.

I didn't read the graphic novel, nor did I ever care to. As fun and interesting as it might be, I was more interested in the game for a couple of reasons.
Anamanaguchi I heard was going to be doing the whole soundtrack to the game. They are an 8-bit chiptune punk rock band that I had once heard. I really enjoy their music so I was very excited about this.
The other super attractive thing about this game is the main artist. His name is Robert Paulson... no I mean, his name is Paul Robertson. His work is familiar to me because of one really cool video. Here it is:

Big thanks to Edward Fonseca for the recommendation. If you have a video game you'd like us to do a musicast of email us whoburnedmytoast@gmail.com.. We hope you enjoy this weeks Musicast.

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10.19.2011

Community Spotlight: Resistance 3 PS3 Review


Hi people. I'm excited to give you all another review from our community spotlight series. This is basically us hosting your own reviews, previews, opinion editorials, or anything really.

Once again Mr. Eric Geer graces us with a review. This time he sent us his review of Resistance 3 for the Playstation 3 system. We think it's awesome if you want to join in on the blog and take part in the conversation. So if you have something interesting or anything your passionate about, let us know by shooting us an email at whoburnedmytoast@gmail.com.  

Thanks again Eric.

10.18.2011

WBMT Episode 57: Goodbye Jobs. Goodbye Steve.



With the recent passing of Steve Jobs, we get the crew together and discuss Jobs influence on the computing industry and the world. Whether you're an Apple fanatic or a hater of all things sleek and shiny, there is no denying that the world of computing and Apple itself has dramatically changed since the early 2000's. This is mainly due to Steve Jobs own handling of the company and it's products. Don't think don't leave any stone unturned and delve into the companies questionable business practices either.

We also give you our thoughts on Dark Souls, Aliens Infestation, and Dead Island with our usual dose of the biggest news happening in gaming that you should be paying attention too. So sit back, lock it up and enjoy this weeks show.

What are you thoughts on Apple? Do you love everything Apple or loathe the fanboys?

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10.11.2011

Aliens Infestation releases for Nintendo DS today. We're excited and here's why you should be too.

Aliens Infestion for the Nintendo DS lands its way onto store shelves today. Sega may have had this game flying under the radar with little promotion and it may seem like releasing a DS title at this point in time makes little to no sense. But I'm here to tell you that there are some good reasons why you should at least give the game a look, we certainly are. To be honest I haven't played the game, so I'm going with my gut instinct on this one. So come join me and let me tell you why you should be excited for this game. Here, let this trailer whet your appetite.




10.10.2011

Musicast 14: Sega Arcade Classics - Altered Beast & Golden Axe


SEGA! This week we're doubling up and featuring two, yes two game soundtracks. Altered Beast and Golden Axe were ported from the Arcade to the Sega Genesis early in its lifecycle. These classic games were cemented in many young gamers memories because of their great music and brutal gameplay.

Come enjoy these classic distinctive gaming tunes.

Hey! Send us feedback on this not so new series. Love it or hate it? Let us know. Also don't forget to send us in your requests of game soundtracks for us to feature. We hope you enjoy this weeks Musicast.

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10.04.2011

Episode 56: Gameageddon!





It's another episode of all things gaming fellow nerds. We invite our friends Lorenzo and Mr. Libation on the podcast to go over the huge list of games coming up this holiday season and oh man there are a ton. The sheer amount of releases is truly staggering and it's going to put a big hole in your wallet, so get ready for Gameagaddon! 

We also read read the answers to our new weekly Facebook community question. What game (if any) would you want given one of those classic HD remakes? Let us know what game you would like to see an HD remake too in the comments section. Enjoy this weeks toast! Also who is going to milk Nagini?

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9.28.2011

Music Podcast 13: Demon's Souls

Back in 2009 my world was invaded by a black phantom. This black phantom was called Demon's Souls. A spiritual successor to King's Field which stood apart from all other games of it's kind. In part due to it's design, but mostly due to it's difficulty. Most people after playing this game seem to recall the old days of gaming; when you knew whatever you played was going to kick the crap out of you across the street.
I even reviewed Demon's Souls back then. I gave it a Buttered Toast which is basically a 2/3. Since then I've returned to playing it and as I stated in the musicast I'm 4 play-throughs in.
Anyway Please enjoy this weeks Musicast. Oh! Also visit preparetodie.com to pre-order Dark Souls which comes out October 4th.
FROM SOFTWARE in join development with SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT JAPAN STUDIO (SCE Japan Studio).
directed by Hidetaka Miyazaki of FROM SOFTWARE and Produced by Takeshi Kaji from SCE Japan Studio.
Music composed by Shunsuke Kida.

9.21.2011

Community Spotlight
Dues Ex: Human Revloution PS3 Review






What's up nerds? Behold, our first community spotlight is here for your reading pleasure. What is the community spotlight you ask? Well it's a place to highlight the fantastic listeners and followers of Who Burned My Toast who wish to share their thoughts with the group. If it's interesting, we'll post it up, maybe make fun of you or possibly shower you with praise.

Our first member who stepped up to the plate is Eric Geer. He was gracious enough to send us his review of Dues Ex: Human Revolution for the PS3. We think it's awesome if you want to join in on the blog and take part in the conversation. So if you have something interesting or anything your passionate about, let us know by shooting us an email at whoburnedmytoast@gmail.com.  

Thanks again Eric.

Dues Ex: Human Revolution PS3 Review
Reviewer: EBGeer

“The game is set in 2027, 25 years before the first title, where corporations have extended their influence past the reach of global governments. The game follows Adam Jensen, the security chief for one of the world's most powerful human augmentation corporations, Sarif Industries. After a devastating attack on Sarif's headquarters, Adam is forced to undergo radical surgeries that fuse his body with mechanical augmentations, and he is embroiled in the search for those responsible for the attack.” (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deus_Ex:_Human_Revolution)

Disclaimer: As a lazy gamer, I ganked the above abstract from Wikipedia to save both time, and provide a plot description.

Prior to truly stepping into the game you get a taste of what’s going on with some synopsis and background of the story as well as a bit of training to learn out to maneuver your character Adam Jensen. I will first touch upon the things I enjoyed about the game because my negative viewpoint far outweighs the positive.

9.20.2011

Ep 55: Nubble Double



What has been seen, can't be unseen. Nubbageddon is upon us and after waiting ever so patiently for the Nintendo Press Conference and TGS to give us more details on this ugly attachment, we give our thoughts on Nintendo's newest add on. As usual, Nintendo didn't say much about it and instead decided to focus on a megaton announcement for the 3DS. Monster Hunter Tri G and Monster Hunter 4 are confirmed. Ouch Vita. So listen up and let us know what you think of the Nubble Double.

As mentioned in the podcast we're asking for donations for our friend Mike who just got his house robbed. Even $1.00 would be appreciated. Let's get this man back on Fallout 3.


Also we wanted to give props to our friend Mr. Spastic and let you know about his new album release titled Lucid. We give you a taste on the podcast, but you should really check it for you self. It's free and spectacular. http://www.8bitpeoples.com/discography/by/mr_spastic

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9.13.2011

Musicast 12: Star Fox 64








You may have seen this one coming from a mile away, but it's only fitting to listen to classic music from one of the N64's greatest games. So to coincide with the recent release of Star Fox 64 3D, here is the soundtrack in all its Midi glory.

Game Developed by: Nintendo EAD
Published by: Nintendo
Composer: Koji Kondo, Hajime Wakai

Hey! Send us feedback on this not so new series. Love it or hate it? Let us know. Also don't forget to send us in your requests of game soundtracks for us to feature. We hope you enjoy this weeks Musicast.

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9.12.2011

Nintendo 3DS Conference 2011 Live Blog. Prepare for horrible Japanese translations

This is probably a horrible idea and is a blog first for Who Burned My Toast, but with minutes to spare before the conference starts I am going to live blog the conference the best I can.

Prepare for misinformation and lots of horrible translations, since I don't know Japanese. So kick back and check up every so often to see how its going. Oh crap it's starting.

8:00 PM: Things start off with a skyward sword hi-res intro. Godd damn it someone needs to move the camera up. Half this carp is cut off! Hi-Res Cut scene and now Miyamoto is on stage with with sword and shield. Talking in Japanese.

8:04 PM: Four Swords Zelda, shows characters playing in all the different Zelda games in honor of Zeldas 25th. No release date given yet.

8:05 PM: Miyamoto is breaking out the wiimote with motion plus. Fears of E3 are running high. Will the demo go well this time? I don't think so. Don't do it Miyamoto San. Don't lose your honor!  So far it looks like Miyamoto isn't playing at all just mimicing different cut scenes and explaining in hand gestures. Is this a good sign?

8:08 PM: They are showing all the gameplay elements possible with Wii motion plus... holy shit just saw link in a mine cart and catching butterflies! Lots of environments being shown.

8:10 PM: Epic boss battle with link flying around a giant bird-fish thing. Bosses are huge in this game.

8:11 PM: Game Montage for 3DS games, Tekken, RE Revelations, Animal Crossing, Monster Hunter shown!

8:14 PM: Wii game line up until the Wii dies in Japan. It's already dead here. Nothing new here so far.

8:16 PM: Showing sales chart for consoles.. snore. Comparing Male Vs Female. A Pink 3DS Shown! No second nub here. Ladies Nintendo has you covered.

9.06.2011

PAX 2011: Part 2 - The Hangover





Better late than never we always say. This is part 2 of our Pax Prime 2011 podcast series, technically Episode 54. We originally recorded the podcast live with two Destructoid community member's Eric and Thomas of 2drunkassholes@twitter.com after a long night of hard drinking and vomiting. It however was a train wreck of opinions and mom jokes. We will somehow figure out a way to get the good parts of that recording out to you in the near future. But lets forget about the past and talk about the future of the games we played on the last day of Pax.

We wrap things up and give away an XBox live avatar Retro City Rampage t-shirt and a discount code for Fangamer.net, so you can purchase awesome video game clothing and accessories. The games we talk about include; Heroes of Ruin, Jurassic Park, Street Fighter X Tekken, Retro City Ramapge, Aliens: Colonial Marines, SSX, Fire Fall, and BloodRayne. We hope you enjoy the show and thanks for listening.

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9.04.2011

Eyes on Aliens: Colonial Marines at Pax Prime

Are fan's going to get a game worthy of the Aliens name?

"Get away from her, you bitch!" is a quote from Aliens, one of my favorite 80's movies that haunted my childhood dreams for years. So it was a fantastic surprise for me to stumble across the Aliens: Colonial Marines booth at Pax Prime this year. I got my ass in gear, hustled into line, and awaited to be escorted into the large sliver like sardine can to get my first glimpse of the game in action with a guided tour from SEGA and Gearbox Software.

I was shuffled into a dark room with 19 other people, with a couple PCs, and two giant LCD screens. No cameras or pictures were allowed for this preview, so I am going to give you my best impressions of what Gearbox is trying to do with Aliens: Colonial Marines.

9.01.2011

Look out! Games of Sept 2011 maybe worth a $#!^



It’s September 1st today and you know what that means? It means there are a ton of games to look forward to this month. Here’s a short list of the ones we find even mildly interesting.

8.28.2011

PAX 2011: Part 1 - Doin' it live in the streets






It's almost 3 A.M. and day two of PAX Prime is over. We did the podcast live in the streets of Seattle in order to bring you up to date with what we've seen and played in this two part podcast series. Lets just say that downtown Seattle is a pretty lively place. We would have gotten you up something yesterday, but we instead got drunk and passed out. So yeah, sorry about that. No we're not.

The three big games we got to play at the show and spend most of the podcast discussing is Skyrim, Battlefield 3, and Rage. There's a whole lot more we cover, so download the episode and keep an eye out for part 2 coming soon.

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8.24.2011

Dark Souls, Demon's Souls, and King's Field. Know your JRPGs.



Dark Souls is an upcoming PS3/360 game due to release in October of 2011 in US Sept of 2011 in Japan Published in US by Namco/Bandai and developed by From Software. If you’ve not heard of it or seen any footage you either don’t pay attention to gaming news and media or are purposefully dodging it.

I want to talk to you about Dark Souls. Before those of you reading this run off thinking there isn’t much more about Dark Souls anyone can tell you, know that this article is for you too.


Most of us that know of Dark Souls’ existence and anticipate it's release this October only really know about it because of it’s predecessor Demon’s Souls. A commenter on our Youtube channel actually just dropped a megaton in the comments field. Yeah yeah I’m sure some of you who are reading may know about this and if you do I excuse you from the room and can go back to raping people in Demon’s Souls.

This Youtube commenter’s name is sentyuu. So out of nowhere this guy says:
“Don't forget to this game is sold by BANDAI NAMCO but made by FROMSOFTWARE.
FROMSOFTWARE is awesome company.
If you think that you might love this game , you should play the "KING'S FIELD".
Do you know "KING's FIELD"?
That is almost of origin of the "Demon's soul" & "Dark Souls".
I apologize to you my poor English. I commented because there is only Namco Bandai in the title. I anxious about it.“

Now I know this is a bit misspelled but as he states he’s not from ‘round these parts. I’m guessing he’s Japanese. That makes the most sense to me that he is Japanese for 3 reasons. 1 - because he was apologetic and courteous, and 2 - because this game called “King’s Field” originated in Japan. 3 - His name is a dead give away says our commenter friend RevSchroedter.

So what does King’s Field have to do with this post? Well if you understood what user Sentyuu said you’d know that the developers of Demon’s Souls and Dark Souls also developed a game series called “King’s Field”. I being the round-eye-light-skinned-USA-born-Mexican that I am have never once heard of a game called “King’s Field”. A series of games which began in 1994 through 2001, beginning on the PS1 system, and ending on the PS2 with “King’s Field IV”.

So why is this important to me, a person who just wants to sadistically kill my fellow gamers for my own progression? I don’t know, maybe like me you actually care enough about Demon’s Souls that you’d like to understand how seemingly out of nowhere From Software created such a moody interesting game which oozes creativity, atmosphere, and style.





That was the Trailer to King’s Field. The original game for PS1 released in 1994 in Japan. Listen to the Music; look at the graphics. Don’t they give off that same Demon’s Souls feelings? Actually in my opinion between the King’s Field games, and Demon’s Souls they went a different route with the atmosphere. The main thing I notice is the music. Of course I’d bring up the music, if you know me in any way you’d know that there’s going to be a King’s Field Musicast coming... which there is. But yes back to King’s Field.

King’s field was a full polygon, real-time, free roaming, first person perspective RPG in the same vein as Oblivion. Anyway these were and continue to be incredibly popular games even as old as they are. They went so far as to port some of them to PSP and PC. Here’s a trailer for “King’s Field IV.





So by now you realize like I did after watching these videos that Demon’s Souls didn’t actually just spring out of nowhere. Demon’s Souls is the spiritual successor to King’s Field. It does better what these games first introduced. In almost every case it takes what foundation they laid with King’s Field and just made it better.


So now we’re here. We’re currently awaiting Dark Souls and you ask why the hell did you just drag me through all that stupid information? First of all that’s rude of you to talk to me that way, and secondly I’ve read that even though Demon’s Souls was a spiritual successor to King’s Field, Dark Souls is going to be more similar to it. By now you must have heard that there is no longer a Nexus (the hub like area in Demon’s Souls where you pick your levels and upgrade your weapons) in Dark Souls. It’s going back to the more real-time free-roaming experience that was King’s Field.

If you or anyone you know has ever been interested in Japanese RPGs and are getting sick and tired of them saying that nothing good or innovative ever comes from Japan anymore; Bring them here. Show them this and let me just say to those people who are now reading this: Play some Demon’s Souls, and join us in anticipation of Dark Souls, it’s bliss (@ _ @ ).

Call of Duty Black Ops: Rezurrection is Alive!



So I'm a self professed Trayarch poo-poo-er. But I do have to admit that this new “Call of Duty: Black ops Resurrection pack” is pretty damn cool. Let me explain.

8.16.2011

Musicast 11: Mushroom Men The Spore Wars






So I'm not cool enough to have played this game when it came out. I do plan to change that in the future because after hearing the music and talking about the story I'm very interested. Even the concept art is really good!

Thanks to our friend Eric for the request. Enjoy.

Game Developed by: Red Fly Studio
Published by: Gamecock Media
Music by: Les Claypool (of Primus fame)


Please let us know what you think of this not so new series and don't forget to send us in your requests of game soundtracks for us to feature. We hope you enjoy this weeks Musicast.

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8.08.2011

Ep 53: 3DS Failure to Launch

3DS Failure to Launch



Your bi-weekly dose of video game news and opinion is here, ready for consumption. The crew is joined by our PC and gadget guru Drew Aydelott. He gives us some pointers on what your going to need to get Battlefield 3 up an running on your PC.

The portable gaming market has seen some drastic changes in the last three years. Smartphones are now a more viable and capable platform for gaming on the go. With the launch of the 3DS, it's becoming clear that things really have changed and Nintendo is experiencing a rough start getting the 3DS of the ground. We discuss the future and our thoughts on what is happening to Nintendo right now. Let us know your thoughts in the comments below or email us at whoburnedmytoast@gmail.com

Here's a list of things we waste your time talking about this week:
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8.02.2011

Musicast 10: The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time



If you were paying attention recently a little known game was re-released on the Nintendo 3DS. The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time 3D is here and along with that came a limited edition release of the Ocarina of Time soundtrack for anyone who registered the game with Club Nintendo. Well I am happy to say that we have procured a copy of the soundtrack and will be playing it for you on this very installment of the WBMT Musicast. Anyway listen up.

Developed by: Nintendo EAD
Producer: Shigeru Miyamoto
Music composed by: Koji Kondo

Please let us know what you think of this not so new series and don't forget to send us in your requests for game soundtracks for us to feature. We hope you enjoy this weeks Musicast.

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7.19.2011

Musicast 09: Cho Ren Sha 68k




What you've never heard of it? Yeah I know. Well here's your chance to be cool once again, like you were after you snorted that pepper off of your desk in Jr. High. Yes that's right, after listening to this you'll command a new respect among your pears.

Cho ren Sha 68k was a game that was made for the "Sharp 68K" gaming system that was only released in Japan. How would I know about this game at all you ask? Well they went through the trouble of porting it to windows! Here's your chance to be cool again.

CLICK HERE to download the full game. Believe me you won't regret it. As you can see in the image above this is a classic space shooter, also called a "Shoot 'em up", or that other stupid phrase people like to us that I won't use.

Anyway listen up.
Developed by: Famibe No Yosshin
Music composed by Ruzarin Kashiwagi.

Please let us know what you think of this not so new series and don't forget to send us in your requests for game soundtracks for us to feature. We hope you enjoy this weeks Musicast.

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7.11.2011

Ep 51 "Eating Isn't Cheating!"




Ladies and Gentleman. The return of Derrick Vermin! Or as Brad calls him in the episode "Derelicte". Dereelllliiiiictteeeeee!! -- Wait what? Ok whatever.

We have nothing on the agenda this week, which means one thing. Randomness! Actually we did have one thing we wanted to talk about. We talked about all these rumors we keep hearing about a PS4 or an XBOX 720 possibly coming in 2012.

Is the game industry ready for the next generation of consoles? Are we the gamers ready to buy a new generation of consoles? Are we all just a bunch of monkeys acting out our instinctual behavior? Tune in to find out what we think about it. We go pretty far down the rabbit hole.

Here's a list of some of the things we talked about:





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7.04.2011

Musicast 08: U.N. Squadron


Come and join us in celebrating 4th of July with Jets and the music from what is regarded as one of the best side scrolling shooters of all time, U.N. Squadron (Area 88 in Japan). The music comes from what I consider a golden age of Capcom games with memorable soundtracks that have stuck with an entire generation of gamers. U.N. Squadron may be lesser known but is just as good as they come. Enjoy!

Original Composition by: Manami Matsumae
Rewritten for the SNES by: Takashi Tateishi & Mari Yamaguchi


Songs played in order:
  1. Introduction
  2. Front Line Base
  3. Enemy Airforce
  4. Boss
  5. Forest Frotress
  6. Forest Fortress 2
  7. Boss 2
  8. Ground Carrier
  9. Qustermaster Corp
  10. The Canyon
  11. The Minks
  12. Qustermaster Corp
  13. The Seavet
  14. Porject 4 Fortress
  15. Final Boss

If you remember playing U.N. Squadron let us know. Would you be happy to see a re-release someday? Feel free to send us in your requests for game soundtracks for us to feature. Thanks for listening!
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6.30.2011

Ep 50: Yup, it's another Zelda podcast



It's been a relatively quiet since E3, but that doesn't mean we can't give you an hours worth of gaming content and chortles. It's hard to believe that we've made it to the ripe old age of 50 this week. It's been a blast so far and to celebrate we talk about another old fart that just got released, The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time. Now that the remake is out for the 3DS, we let you know our thoughts and how the game holds up after 13 years of being the most beloved game of all time, Link is the hero of time after all.

In developing news a group of Nintendo hardcore fans have launched a campaign called Operation Rainfall to get some currently unreleased Wii games into the United States. Since Nintendo of America seems to be ignoring their fans, the fans have taken the matter into their own hands. Currently Monado (Xenoblade Chronicles) in the top videogame bestseller list on Amazon due to the fans pre-ordering efforts. We'll see if Nintendo will sniff out the money like a kid looking for cookies.

If you've had a chance to get your hands on Zelda Ocarina, let us know what you think in the comments section. Thanks again everyone for listening, we love you (in a hetero type of way) and enjoy this weeks toast.

Topics Covered this week:
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6.20.2011

Musicast 07: Final Fantasy VII



We invite you to join us in celebrating the music from one of the greatest RPGs of all time. Final Fantasy VII.

Directed by: Yoshinori Kitase
Written and Produced by:Kazushige Nojima, Yoshinori Kitase, Hironobu Sakaguchi, Tetsuya Nomura
Composed by: Nobuo Uematsu
Art by: Tetsuya Nomura and Yusuke Naora

Songs played in order:

  1. PRELUDE
  2. MAIN THEME
  3. OPENING BOMBING MISSION
  4. STILL MORE FIGHTING
  5. ANXIOUS HEART
  6. AREITH’S THEME
  7. RED XIII’S THEME
  8. CAIT SITH’S THEME
  9. FIGHTING

  1. MAIN THEME
  2. OPENING BOMBING MISSION
  3. STILL MORE FIGHTING
  4. ANXIOUS HEART
  5. AREITH’S THEME
  6. RED XIII’S THEME
  7. CAIT SITH’S THEME
  8. FIGHTING

  1. SENDING A DREAM INTO
  2. OFF THE EDGE OF DESPAIR
  3. YOU CAN HEAR THE CRY OF THE PLANET
  4. THOSE CHOSEN BY THE PLANET
  5. THE BIRTH OF A GOD
  6. JENOVA

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6.13.2011

Ep 49: E3 2011, Your Movies are Boring!




With E3 finally behind us we can talk about all the things I got to play during the 3 day event. We usually provide links for everything we talk about but if I did that I don't know how I'd sleep tonight!

So take it as it is! This weeks show is a two and a half hour info packed, hoarse voiced, questions answered episode on all things that I got to check out at E3. Here's a list of the things we talked about:

SquareEnix: Dead Island, FFXIII-2, Dungeon Seige 3, Deus Ex, Wakfu (mmo)
Konami: Metal Gear Peacewalker, Snake Eater, Silent Hill Downpour,
Namco Bandai: Dark Souls,
Bethsda: Skyrim, RAGE
EA: Mass Effect 3, Battlefield
Capcom: Dragon’s Dogma, SF X Tekken, Street Fighter 3 third strike online, RE: Racoon City, Resident Evil Revelations DS,
Atlus: Catherine, Cursed Crusade
Ubisoft:
Driver, Assassin’s Creed whatever, Rayman
Nintendo: Wii U, Mario 3DS, Mario Kart 3DS, Star Fox Multiplayer, Luigi’s Mansion, Heroes of Ruin, Kid Icarus,
Sony: Vita, Xperia Play (minecraft), Resistance 3,
Microsoft: Renegade Ops, Captain America, Gears of War 3,
Warner Bros: Arkam City, Lotr War in the North (why is it always the north?)

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6.09.2011

Musicast EP 06: Portal


Portal came out of nowhere in 2007 as an innovative action puzzler that quickly became one of the best games to come out in recent years. It was time to make a slight shift in the Musicast format and do game from this console generation. I couldn't think of a better games soundtrack to feature than Portal.

Portal: Composers, Kelly Bailey and Mike Morask. "Still Alive," was written by Jonathan Coulton.

Portal II: Composers Mike Morasky. “Want you Gone” by Jonathan Coulton
    I hope you enjoy the ambient techno sounds from the series. This is defiantly music that you can just kick back and put on as background music as you grind your way through your day job. I know that's what I'll be doing.

    Please take a moment to leave your comments below and let us know what you think of the new Musicast series and don't forget to send us in your requests for game soundtracks you would like us to feature. We hope you enjoy listening to the show.

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    5.30.2011

    Ep 48: L.A. SNOIRE










    Welcome back listeners to another fully stuffed episode of Who Burned My Toast. We waste no time and dive into our thoughts on E3 and discuss our most anticipated games of the show. One of our very own, Amado Bustos is going to make his way down to L.A. and see if he can bust his way into the expo. We're asking you to send us in your requests for the games you want to know about and we'll report back with Amado's hands on feedback. We may have to bribe a few developers, but we'll do what it takes to get you the information you deserve.  

    If you couldn't tell from the imagery above, We're talking about L.A. Noire in great detail. Brad has been playing L.A. Noire diligently and is going to let you know if Rockstar newest game has lived up to the hype or is a complete snore.

    So listen up! All this and much more on this weeks episode of Who Burned My Toast?

    Here are the topics we discuss this episode.
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    5.25.2011

    Musicast 05: Phantasy Star I & II



    Phantasy Star is one of the most popular PSP games out there. On the Dreamcast too it was very popular. But before Phantasy Star went online it was just a sci-fi themed first person view RPG on the Sega Master System.

    Some call it the greatest RPG series of it's time. Some call it the greatest RPG series period. Whatever the case for you, Phantasy Star is something you should take a lot more seriously in the future.

    How many of you can remember playing any of the Phantasy Star games?

    Phantasy Star I: Music Composer Tokuhiko Uwabo (bo).

    Phantasy Star II: Music Composer Tokuhiko Uwabo (bo).

      Please let us know what you think of the new Musicast series and don't forget to send us in your requests for game soundtracks for us to feature. We hope you enjoy listening to the show.

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      5.16.2011

      Ep 47: The End is Nigh!







      We love video games at Who Burned My Toast, but we also love to talk about the craziness that is going on in the world. This week we spend time discussing some of the signs of the Apocalypse that have lead us to believe the end of days are nigh. There is a lot of "information" out there and we try to get you mentally prepared for Judgment day on May 21st 2011. Have you seen any of this May 21st talk in your neighborhood?

      On the games front we are patiently waiting for E3 to arrive in the coming weeks. To pass the time, Brad has been playing Conduit 2 for Wii. The first game had a lot of potential and Wii fans have been waiting to see how this one was going to turn out. We let you know how we think it turned out.

      All this and much more on this weeks episode of Who Burned My Toast?

      Here is a list of some of the topics we cover this week on the show.
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