#February2017

OMEGA-CAST #22: Did We Just Become Best Friends?

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Well, friends, it’s another edition of the friggin’ OMEGA-CAST. Truthfully, I’ve been sitting on writing up this podcast post for a bit now. Cause, well, this one goes off the rails quickly. Or perhaps more accurately, into previously uncharted territory. Despite evidence to the contrary, Bateman and I are generally completely in-sync with one another. From personal tastes, to underlying ideologies, and an unapologetic love of babes. Which is why I feel comfortable infinitely trolling him, and why he feels comfortable infinitely ingesting it. On this episode of the pod, for some reason, we open up about our mutually tumultuous childhoods. If you ever wondered how we both ended up the way we did, here’s a look at some of the psychological carnage. Aside from that? We get into Bateman’s quest to make ten-million dollars (seriously), uh some other stuff, and Final Fantasy XV. So, uh, enjoy!

Or you can skip all that and just enjoy Rendar going IN on Rogue One! Spoiler! He doesn’t like it. At all. 

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‘Final Fantasy XV’ Update In March Brings Chapter 13 Fix, New Level Cap, More

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So, Final Fantasy XV is getting a beefy, beefy update in March, alongside its first Episode DLC. Most notably? A “fix” to that pesky Chapter 13.

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Weekend Open Bar: Rocket Fuel & Rockin’ Fools

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It’s the Weekend! Open Bar! Fuck, I know I’m late. Last night was a birthday dinner with family, rolled immediately into five hours of wrestling with Bateman. Oh! Lucha Underground. Oh! Wrestle Kingdom 11. Truthfully? I squeezed in a couple hours of Final Fantasy XV between the former ending and the latter beginning. Oh! No matter, no matter.

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Monday Morning Commute: Dunkin’ On Life’s Responsibilities This Week

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Man, I ain’t got nothing to do.

Wife’s home. Wood stove pumping a pleasant, hearty heat. Admittedly, an unobtrusive but steady current of holiday corpulence-fueled diarrhea getting me up off the couch. But as I said, unobtrusive. A marginal push, a half-hearted wipe, and I’m back on the couch. Lounging. Admittedly, stank ass’d.

But hey.

Man, I ain’t got nothing to do.

It’s that wonderful liminal state between Christmas and January 2nd. Where the entire world seems slumberous, if not not working.

So let’s spend the hour, the day, the week together. This is Monday Morning Commute! Where we share what we’re enjoying during a given week! So, hark! The Calories and Diarrhea Golems sing! What are you up to? Let’s hang.

‘Cause.

Man, I ain’t got nothing to do.

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‘Final Fantasy XV’ Getting New Game Plus Next Week

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Every game should have a New Game+ mode. Every game. Especially games where you spend fifty+ hours accruing dope abilities you want, just to have the adventure end. I’m glad to see Final Fantasy XV is getting on board.

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Final Fantasy XV – One longtime series fan’s review

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The web’s littered with reviews of Final Fantasy XV already, Square’s beleaguered fifteenth entry in its flagship franchise. I’ll try and share information and judgements you hopefully haven’t read a dozen times already. I’m coming from the perspective of a longtime fan of Final Fantasy, as a franchise. I’ve played almost all the mainline games, having started with the entirely iconic and brilliant VI back in 1994, and culminating with XIII, which did its best to break me with its amateur, fragmented storytelling and disappointing design decisions.

My playstyle with FF XV was to tackle the main storyline first, with an odd bit of optional content here or there, and see if the game grabbed me enough to keep going after that. As it turned out, this may not be the optimal way to enjoy this title, which just annoyed me a bit further. This game is definitely more of a road trip. You’ll probably walk away from it with better memories if you don’t blitz through the main campaign as I did, taking the time instead to essentially hang out with your boy band and wander.

If you’d rather skip my rambling and get to my list of pros and cons, hit Page Down like…twice or something.

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Tuesday Afternoon Commute: A Copy Of A Copy Of A Copy

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I’m just fucking done, man.

The semester has unravelled my precariously knitted-together psyche, spooling it across the OMNIVERSE. If you’ve randomly tripped today, know that it was probably a shredded, knotted, bloodied-strand of my former-consciousness. What was formerly an ebullient, marginally sarcastic whelp has been transformed into a quick-to-fret, foggy-headed nightmare.

I’m just fucking done, man.

This here is Monday Morning Commute, by way of Tuesday Afternoon, sponsored by Ennui and A Colossal, Albeit Ineffective Amount of Caffeine.

This is what I’m looking forward to, this is what’s on my mind, this is what’s simmering in my soul, this week.

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Weekend Open Bar: Welcome Fellow Travellers!

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Welcome, fellow travellers! Welcome here to the Open Bar, upon the Space-Ship Omega! I #cantstop and I #wontstop the cheesy, but ultimately enjoyable (for me) conceit! You know, the one about this website being a Space-Ship. You know, the one about us being denizens of a shuddering, weathered, but comforting hunk of self-propelling space-junk amid the abyss of the internet cosmos.

As I said, it’s comforting.

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‘Final Fantasy XV’ Will Have Online Co-Op; DLC Plans Revealed

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The Good: Final Fantasy XV is going to feature some sort of online co-op. The Bad: Apparently some of the fucking DLC packs are going to be selling you playable characters. C’mon, man.

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‘Final Fantasy XV’ begins “Open World”, becomes more “Linear” in Second Half

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I don’t really know what to make of this news. Or rather, I don’t know what it means. Apparently Final Fantasy XV is going to start off “open world”, as the magical boy band drives around the world. Fighting Titans, jerking each other off in gas station bathrooms (as all bro road trips should be), cruising in their car. However, the title will become more linear in the second half of the game. Okay. Fine. I’m sort of with it so far. But what gives me a pause is when in an interview the game director says “we made it in a way that you’ll also get to advance through it as you have in conventional Final Fantasy games“, which, huh. Wait.

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