Three nerd culture enthusiasts in the American Southwest discuss their interests in video games, movies, board games, comics, Rambo/Predator slash fiction and all other topics that relate to the lives of these thirty-something centaurs.
This week the crew of Red Six to Golden Corral is joined by Steven and J.B. from the Gutter Nerds podcast to discuss some of some of the deepest questions from the world of geek culture. A true meeting of dulled minds takes place when three topics of discussion are brought before the panel. From discussing what it says about our modern society that it chooses to place the fictional vigilante caped crusader from Gotham on a pedestal above all other superheroes to idolize. To finding what the effects are from Hollywood’s new found obsession with creating cinematic universes. Lastly the Gutter Nerds, in a showcase of their video game knowledge, give their thoughts on the current success or failure of Nintendo’s Switch. It’s alcohol, deep thoughts, and good friends on this nerd packed Issue!
There is no glowing sense of nostalgia for Mega-Man in my heart. It was a constant source of frustration and ire. I was absolutely terrible at the game and instead of admitting that fact, I would pretend I was angry over insignificant things like how Mega-Man was forced to change his name to appease American audiences because apparently RockMan would not have gone over as well. But now when I see Roll I think how we could have had ROCK AND ROLL! Dammit.
The game rewards memorization and my skills were honed to reaction. I stood no chance.
But can we all agree that the names of the Robot Masters make varying degrees of sense?
*Interior of a corporate board room” Me (Handsome, eloquent): Let’s each share an idea or two for a potential mini-boss for this Mega-Man game we are creating. I’ll go first. I have Cuts-Man, he will use a blade attack weapon. I also came up with another called Ice-Man, and of course he will use ice related powers against our protagonist. What ideas do you have for a Robot Master?
You (Likely Caleb, morlock like): Guts-Man. He real strong. Throw rocks. He my favorite.
Me (Dying inside): Well.. I guess.. if that is what you really want. Just, well, ya know doesn’t carry with the theme like the rest do.. but.. ok.
This really has been a not so subtle dig at Caleb because of his undying love for the Mega-Man dynasty. And it just so happens that Guts-Man is his favorite Robot Master
Loved the 8-bit approach Mathew took with this comic. It really brings the character home to it’s roots and it’s just cool as hell seeing the variation of art style when going back through the comics.
This week the crew of Red Six to Golden Corral is joined by singer songwriter Kelly Hoppenjans to discuss touring, Nashville, writing, and a life devoted to music. Mixing elements of pop, folk, jazz, rock, and disarming vocals threaded by personal lyrics, Kelly Hoppenjans’ music will weave itself into any music lovers playlist.
Lastly a big special thanks from the boys of Red Six to Kelly for making time while on a busy tour, and for being such a wonderful guest to chat with.
Singing Songs All Day Long:
Kelly Hoppenjans is an indie-pop singer-songwriter based in Nashville. A charming performer with a sweetly soulful voice, her personal songs reveal her wit and honesty in her own quirky way.
released September 30, 2015
All songs written by Kelly Hoppenjans (BMI)
Produced and arranged by Ryan Connors and Kelly Hoppenjans
Lead/Background Vocals: Kelly Hoppenjans
Keys and Hand Percussion: Ryan Connors
Drums: Nate Felty
Clarinet: Kevin Gatzke
Bass: Alec Newnam
Cello: Chris Perdue
Violin: Lauren Saks
Guitar: Ian Smith
Background Vocals: Dain Ussery
Engineer: Wil Houchens
Recorded at Cathy Jo Studios
Photo and Design by Three Hat Media
This week the crew of Red Six to Golden Corral cozy up on the couch and prepare to smash. No, not like that Becky. It’s Couch Co-Op served up as the boys discuss the finer points of building friendships and crushing them in one of gaming’s oldest traditions. From the moment home consoles took root, the couch has been the chariot on which digital gladiators conduct their business of death. New oaths of camaraderie forged and alliances bitterly sundered. Couch Co-op has seen a resurgence with indie titles and large developers taking notice of Gamers who are looking to play together in person rather than online. From Gauntlet to Speedrunners the gang covers some of their favorite couch games from yesterday and today. So gather your friends and pick up the sticks, ready your best smack talk, and load up on beers and chips because this Warrior Needs Gaming, Badly!
Check out our friends over at the Gutternerds for more Twitch streaming and Couch Co-Op!
Girato (26/10/2015): al BEATLES MUSEUM presso IL “MUSEO MILLE MIGLIA”- Brescia Riprese a cura di Alessandro Giambelli in collaborazione con Rolando Giambelli (Presidente Beatlesiani d’Italia Associati) Ideazione, regia e post-produzione: Adriano Fabi Video clip prodotto da : Irma Records /Wing Srl
Caleb has a room in his house almost entirely dedicated to podcasting. By only the strictest definition am I forced to preface the description of the room where Red Six records with “almost entirely” due to the fact that the computer he uses to record and edit the cast also occasionally midnights as a vehicle to play one or two non mobile games. Even using the term “room” seems inadequate when you take into consideration the plans Caleb has for the space. A Podcasting Acropolis seems more of a fitting title but referring to it as such would undoubtedly cause his ego to mutate him into an Akira-infused like microphone bedazzled monstrosity. Therefore I refer to the area as his Lair. He really does have a back up generator ready to come on during any power outage so that, as he says, “no podcast material will be lost during a storm”. It is ridiculous after all the improvements made to The Lair, the custom table, the craft beer with taps, and sound proofing. The only thing we would ever truly be impressed by.. would be a mini-fridge to put our beers and sodas in.
RED SIX ON COMIC-CON: ALL THE MUSK, NONE OF THE LINES – ISSUE 93
This week the crew of Red Six to Golden Corral discuss San Diego Comic-Con 2017 a.k.a SDCC 2017 a.k.a Hollywood Superhero Movie Hype-Con 2017. The largest geek convention in the world showcasing all the newest cinematic trailers as well as superhero movie and television news. Which only leaves 365 days to fumigate Hall-H but that gives us plenty of time to be cynical but secretly hyped for all the upcoming media being made ready for our consumption! The gang sifts through the news and trailers to bring you some hot takes and excitement from Stargate to Justice League and all the bits in between. So dust off your Deadpool or Harley Quinn cosplay because it’s going to be a nerdy good time!
In this Issue of Red Six to Golden Corral, there is no chance of cancelling the end times because the Apocalypse Party Boys are here! This week the crew discuss one of the most depressing and yet popular settings in fiction, Post Apocalypse. What makes the last gasps of civilization such an amazing backdrop for a story? Which apocalyptic scenario do you prefer most? All these questions as well as determining how fast the boys turn to selling their bodies when society crumbles! Zombies, nuclear war, plague, and religion are all on board to be the big contender for the last hurrah! Deep truths are revealed and some hot takes about Water World! Don’t miss this Mad Max fetishizing romp through the wastelands and make sure to bring an extra bottle of Nuka-Cola for your radiation soaked buddies!
Lyrics: It’s the end of the world as we know it. / It’s the end of the world as we know it. / It’s the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine.… Full lyrics on Google Play Music
Artist: Great Big Sea
Other recordings of this song
It’s the End of the World as We Know It
R.E.M. · 1987
This Issue of Red Six to Golden Corral takes a look at the seedy dragon underbelly of online video gaming. This week the boys reveal truths about Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games that the streetwise call, MMORPG. They recount their own addicted histories experimenting with this divisive gaming drug. Red Six has been informed by their legal staff that it is imperative they caution any listeners who have played MMORPG in the past that this Issue might cause nostalgia filled flashbacks to all the good times they had having fun and making friends online while traversing “fantasy landscapes”. Pulling back the curtain with hard hitting pseudo-investigative quasi-journalism, the crew discusses some of the fears of playing games like World of Warcraft (Street name: WoW) as well as Final Fantasy XI and Final Fantasy XIV. After listening to this podcast, you find yourself wanting to roam a digital desert in search of some beefy cactaur to milk because a Quest Giver asked you to, don’t blame us. You have been warned.
“A Call to Arms” is a song included on the World of Warcraft Soundtrack. The music made its debut in the cinematic trailer for Warcraft III (composed of various Warcraft III cinematic clips) and was first made available as a standalone MP3 from the official Warcraft III game site. The lyrics were written in “rough Latin”, in that they are just Latin words strung together without forming any coherent sentences, but are intended to convey ideas and sounds rather than tell a narrative.
By marching to death
Bring forthIn the highest
Fight to the finish
This week the crew of Red Six to Golden Corral is joined by Cory J Phillips and Aaron Michael from Take One Improv to discuss the finer points of improv comedy and being exceptionally photogenic. Take One performs at conventions and various events around the U.S. entertaining audiences with hilarious improvised games and dangerous amounts of audience participation. Having honed their craft for years the troupe skillfully delivers a memorable and raucous performance every show. Though actors through and through, Cory and Aaron are also connoisseurs of many geekdoms. This becomes especially apparent when the Super Nintendo Classic (SNES Classic) becomes a topic of conversation as the boys look forward to the September release. Fallout, Star Fox, and good times in this Issue 90 of Red Six!
This week the crew of Red Six to Golden Corral is joined by one of their favorite returning guest, Jeff Provine. Author of multiple books including most recently 31 Ghost Stories and Hellfire as well as being the ghoulish soul behind the Oklahoma City Ghost Tour. This week Jeff joins us as we take a look back at some of the panels we spoke at for SoonerCon 2017. The boys discuss the fears of minds lost to madness and the ethics of A.I. in this thought provoking Issue! But that’s not all! We have porn star lookalikes, Caesar haircuts and a beguiling recommendation for Beguiled! Plus the season finale of the Movie Game that puts the entire season in jeopardy! It’s some of the best bits of Soonercon bottled for your mass consumption!