Like a book club, but with video games.

Episode 61 – Hydrogen Game

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Catsman complains about Zeus, Animitch grows garlic, Moogle laments, Happyman slaps knees. Plus: what is the sun’s favourite game?

  • 2:53 – Intro
  • 4:30 – The Gamey Awards (aka best\worst of 2016)
  • 48:39 – Show and Tell
  • 1:04:15 – Catsman’s Conundrum\Canandram

Music: Bach, Brandenburg Concerto no. 5 in D Major, BWV 1050 (c. 1721), movement 1, harpsichord cadenza and conclusion.

PS: Sorry for the lack of reading comments or regular segments. These last two were technically specials!



On March 26, 2017 at 7:42 am


I very much enjoyed the Switch shit-talking session.
I listened to most of this podcast while washing up my pile of dishes and cutlery from the last week or so. I stabbed myself under the fingernail with a fork. I blame Catsman.

DC’s comics and animated films are very good. Their films are awful and Supergirl is pretty shit. I like the series they have of The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow. They’re awful, but in a good way.

On March 26, 2017 at 9:24 am


This was by far the best 61st episode of GDV to date. Really loving the Animitch redemption arc.

[Regarding Space Ghost Coast to Coast]
I’d like to watch those old Adult Swim shows like Sea Lab, but I think I’ve been conditioned to fall asleep to them because back when I watched Adult Swim on cable television, they would always air those shows at the wee hours of the morning (unless they it was more Big O or Inuyasha).

[Regarding The Cancelled Dirk Gently TV Show]
[57:35] CATSMAN: There’s people out there who have good ideas who are just sitting there, like “Well, this can’t be made into a TV show.”
That’s sort of what happened with Red Dwarf. In my Red Dwarf Omnibus book, Naylor & Grant write that the script bounced around for ages before finally getting picked up because network executives were too afraid of a Sci-Fi Comedy, and they perceived Sci-Fi as a niche market. But of course, if those network executives had actually read the script, they’d know that Red Dwarf is a comedy first and foremost. In fact, Naylor & Grant, who were aware of the bias against Sci-Fi, specifically tried to give the impression that the entire show could be shot on the BBC corridors and canteen, which is why the show was originally designed to take place entirely on the Red Dwarf. The script still took 3 years to sell.
(Of course, that was 30 years ago, but I imagine it’s the same sort of forces that are doing their best to prevent interesting stuff from getting made.)

On March 26, 2017 at 4:27 pm


RD., people just don’t want to take risks so they bank on stuff that’s safe. That’s why we have so many reboots coming through, so many sequels and long-running shows rather than something completely new. The people with the money aren’t willing to take a gamble on something new. They want the tried and tested, which is why we get the same Marvel movie and Assassin’s Creed every year.

Even if scripts are good and the show does get made, the viewership may just ignore it anyway because they aren’t willing to take a risk on some new thing when they could be watching the tried and tested shows that they like. Using Sci-Fi as an example: Firefly was pretty good, but it got cancelled because it had poor ratings.

On March 28, 2017 at 4:47 pm


happy to hear the gang back together. I think GDV should write and perform a tv script on your next episode, maybe that at least would fix my “harry potter becomes a communist” jones.

Also Bloodborne > DSIII

On April 7, 2017 at 3:30 am


Somewhere, in an alternate universe, GDV is an incredibly successful saturday night sitcom airing in the prime time hour slot. You can’t tell me that Catsman isn’t Jerry Seinfeld, or that Happyman isn’t George Costanza.

On April 9, 2017 at 11:55 am


animitch is newman

On April 11, 2017 at 8:23 am


There better be some fukn skellies in this next episode

On April 21, 2017 at 7:39 am