Nov 2015 28

ReGen Digressions – Episode 6: Let the Games Begin!


ReGen Digressions
Episode 6: “Let the Games Begin!
Recorded: Saturday, November 7, 2015…


Press Start, Nerds! In this episode of ReGen: Digressions, the bitter brothers John Galope and Ilker Yücel are joined by a special guest, our friend and resident gaming guru Andy “The Frenchman” Petit. After getting past the root of Galope and Petit’s geographical gaming preferences and touching on why goth girls love Milla Jovovich, the trio discuss and digress on such gaming franchises as Fallout, Assassin’s Creed, Silent Hill, Final Fantasy, and Twisted Metal. As well, the group touches on various consoles from the old school Nintendo and MSX to the failure of the Sega Dreamcast and the rise of the Playstation 2, fighting games vs. platformers, the importance of immersion in gaming, our theories about Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima, and briefly reminiscing on terrible cinematic adaptations of video games.


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“Digressions” theme song written and produced by White Shadow.
8-Bit DeMix created by Kryptych.


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  • John mistakenly mentions Chuck Berry when referring to the Predator/Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon intro – it’s actually Little Richard.
  • The musician Ilker was referring to regarding East Coast metal was Patrick McBride, former vocalist for alt./metal band HourCast and industrial band Paved in Skin.
  • The actor referred to by Ilker who has died onscreen more times than Sean Bean was Kim Coates.
  • Ilker is very aware of and openly acknowledges his obsession with Orson Welles.


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