GameSpot GamePlay Episode 44: Movement to the Beat

It's the newest British invasion! Host Kevin VanOrd welcomes Martin Gaston, Mark Walton, Danny O'Dwyer, and Tom Mc Shea. They then break the podcast.

GameSpot GamePlay Episode 44: Movement to the Beat

The British have come. They bring mirth, merriment, and obscenity in equal measure. That measure being cubits, or furlongs, or some such thing, because that's just how they do things in the UK. Or, as its better known, "Unbelievable Klingons."

Just who are these invaders? Danny O'Dwyer is back, of course, this time joined by Martin Gaston and Mark Walton, who have joined forces against Tom Mc Shea and host Kevin VanOrd to see just how far they can take things before the entire show gets banned from the airwaves.

We also find time to discuss the rumored E3 showings, break down Harmonix and Microsoft's newest game announcements, and define the act of dancing once and for all. Have Urban Dictionary at the ready!

Links to today's music quiz choices, as promised:

Smooth McGroove's a capella crooning.

Video Game Pianist's creepy tinkles.

JasonYangViolin's fantastical fiddling.

FamilyJules7X goes ape.

CelloboyMJ's noir musings.

You can access all previous episodes on GameSpot here.

GameSpot GamePlay Episode 43: Slow Boat to Ireland

GameSpot GamePlay Episode 42: Put Some Pants On

GameSpot GamePlay Episode 41: A Boy Named Xbox

GameSpot GamePlay Episode 40: Happy Happyism

GameSpot GamePlay Episode 39: GameSpot GamePlay - The Movie: The Game

GameSpot GamePlay Episode 38: Sexual Dismemberment

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Discussion

76 comments
celloboymj
celloboymj

Hey Gamespot! Thanks for sampling my Max Payne cover, my YouTube channel's kind of small so I appreciate you sharing the link! 

coolbeans1
coolbeans1

Unnh, I still like the HotSpot better than this. Why is the gameshow veneer supposed to be important or interesting? I find myself totally bored with this format, I used to listen to the Hotspot religiously, now I drop by Gameplay once every few months and am reminded of why I don't care. Can you guys just talk about games and news without the boring trivia questions and ENDLESS banter (btw I like the banter, but you're overdoing it, its at like a 90% level now)? Ya know, like the Hotspot?


CatAtomic999
CatAtomic999

You know... when you think about it... dancing is really just movement to a beat.

shahbazsharif
shahbazsharif

I don't post here often but i just wanted to say to Kevin and the gamespot gamplay team that you guys are doing a great job. Tom's opinions are interesting and he's truly a great bullshitter as u guys so aptly put. His reasoning for why mass effect 3 is the ultimate real human sport was astonishing. Kevin the music quizes are great and your reviews are top notch. Just one criticism about the podacast is... pls bring more of caroline petit and danny in the same podcast in the future. Cant wait to hear more about ur opinions on xbone and ps4 post e3. Apart from toms article on sony, i haven't read many opinion pieces from you guys. When are u guys recording next? 

subsuu
subsuu

Mr. Mc Shea's assertion about dancing might be subject to that t-shirt printing. Of course, only if he does not decide to copyright it. 

Moun7ainMan
Moun7ainMan

Awesome podcast. I had to google clunge too. WTF. :P

Dixavd
Dixavd

This is the best podcast you guys have ever done. I even got my sister to listen to it.

mehrdad19872010
mehrdad19872010

This was the best Gamespot Gameplay podcast since it wasn't totaly dominated by Tom Mcshea's cynism and bashing whatever game that people were looking forward to and Caroyln Petit's constant yelling whenever she's excited. I love Caro's reviews but sometimes she gets too excited and defensive and starts yelling which is not quite enjoyable in an audio podcast. As for Tom, I've been a strong advocate of his reviews (if that means anything) and really enjoyed them because they were intelligent and fair which was a reflection of his special personality. Whereas now that he's become more arrogant than before which is overbearing at times especially when he starts dismissing everybody else's point of view. So, his comments and reviews have become more cynical and brideled with less to none enthusiasm. I hope I haven't offended anybody. I still love you gamespot guys and I love this podcast so that's why I felt I had to address some issues that were bothering me.

LoG-Sacrament
LoG-Sacrament

Call of Juarez: The Drug Game. Catchy subtitle.

Elcot1n
Elcot1n

First podcast I really enjoy since THE 1UP SHOW and CO-OP. keep it up...whe will you begin shooting podcasts on video?

ejpaine
ejpaine

Could you get Johnny from Feedbackula on here? Maybe talk about the quality of gamespot's user base haha.... and games.

deadpeasant
deadpeasant

This show better not be cancelled! It has become the highlight of my gaming week! I would like it on iTunes but I don't use it though.

FreedomPrime
FreedomPrime

I was screaming journey to zanarkand!! -___-

Jam133
Jam133

First time I've listened to this podcast and I was not disappointed. It's a shame that the UK lads aren't always featured, I really enjoyed the US/UK dynamic. And Kevin learned about clunge! The sarlac reference had me in stitches. Good work.

push88
push88

Will we see a Battletoads remake?

aidsta
aidsta

US + UK = good entertainment..

DarkFrankhs
DarkFrankhs

I also learnt Catsup was a real thing. 

LikeAWass
LikeAWass

Damn you gamespot! I was trying to pretend to revise but my flatmates heard me dying of laughter. 

DarkFrankhs
DarkFrankhs

I like the Matrix 2 and 3 too.... I feel dirty

no_fear_in_hell
no_fear_in_hell

Kill Mc Shea ALREADY.... Put him out of his misery... clelarly he consumed TOO MANY drugs before this show... :P

Witcher 3 going to suck?  PLEASE...

Metallic_Blade
Metallic_Blade

Hmm... this podcast was misleading in a way that it had something to do with BG&E 2... guess not. It was funny at times though. 

RookTakesPawn
RookTakesPawn

Love the music quizzes!  Another Youtube gaming violinist I like is ViolinTay.

Another great podcast you wrote, Kevin!

MuggyTadpole
MuggyTadpole

I don't know why so many people don't like the music section. Its so interesting to just hear a game rather than seeing/playing it.

KrossSPOT
KrossSPOT

Awesome! I've enriched my vocabulary with this episode.

Saketume
Saketume

Very entertaining episode, guys. Screw the music competition though. The only song I want to know what it is is the one that starts and ends this podcast! Is it a stock song? I recognize it but I can't figure out from where and it's driving me mad. (inb4 "it's from a porno" jokes). Sorry if this has been asked and answered a million times.

spectral
spectral

@shahbazsharif unfortunately Danny is back in the UK now. Given the time difference it's unlikely he'll be on again.

subsuu
subsuu

@MuggyTadpole  They are streaming such a high quantity of content from E3 ... so probably the next podcast will be after they return to the HQ. If you follow their E3 shows, you surely have the regular podcast content multiplied by 10. (I use the links they provide by Twitter    https://twitter.com/gamespot/event-staff , I find this way to be the easiest. Have fun! )

Kevin-V
Kevin-V moderator staff

@Elcot1n When the previous podcast went to video, it didn't have the most positive reception. We will probably stick to the audio format. 

MuggyTadpole
MuggyTadpole

Is that how its spelled? Damn I was trying to find it to put on a friend's computer but I couldn't find it

aidsta
aidsta

and you US guys are the ones with accents  ;)

Kevin-V
Kevin-V moderator staff

@RookTakesPawn My favorite character to write is Tom. It's almost like he's taken on a life of his own!

Saketume
Saketume

Poor choice of words from me there. I enjoyed your music competition.

Saketume
Saketume

@AndCarlsen one milyoon truups WOW one.meelyen.truouopps (love you guys)

I'd forgotten about that hehe. Needs more memes.

subsuu
subsuu

@spectral @shahbazsharif let's suggest Gamespot to start the UK Podcast once again. Also, I would love to get Kevin's podcast show twice a week :) . I drive alot and I have so much available time to listen. Two hours per week is just to short...  

push88
push88

 @WoZe Haha.  Battletoads is an old NES game. 

no_fear_in_hell
no_fear_in_hell

I know that... :P

 Great show, BTW, the Irish people make everything better. 

RookTakesPawn
RookTakesPawn

@Kevin-V @RookTakesPawn Especially when you gave him that mini-arc trope of being the "Mole in Charge"!