Ray and Tim go head-to-head in heated debates over movies and E3! Featuring Wii U, Prometheus, Cars 2, Halo 4, Pikmin 3, Brave, Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale, Microsoft Surface, and even more!
Links referenced in the show:
Nintendo’s 2012 E3 Press Conference
So excited! And it’s so soon after the last one! And debate over Cars 2? Neat. Listening now.
Fun podcast. Have you guys ever heard of Joe Morgenstern, the movie reviewer from the Wall Street Journal? His review of Up was remarkably like Tim’s – http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124226358415817813.html
– while his review of Brave is incredibly like Ray’s –
Sweet. Can’t wait to listen in.
Cars 2: I enjoyed cars 2. It was much better than the first in my opinion.
Brave: From the trailers, I have no interest in seeing it at all.
Whenever I think of the Wii U, I imagine sirens.
Nintendo needs to make a Pokemon MMO. I can’t see why they haven’t. It would take a lot of time and resources to develop, but it’s the one thing that would get me to buy a Wii U. I don’t think I’m alone in that opinion.
Watchdogs is the only game at E3 that I think I may actually get.
Reck-it Ralf: I’ll see it, but I won’t be convinced it’s good until I watch it.
Nice podcast guys. Thankyou for all the work you put in to them. It was a great day-before-my-birthday gift.
-The Mark Lindemulder
Yay! So glad I checked today.
You can already battle/trade pokemon through wifi, I really don’t see a pokemon MMO would work out, though. I mean there are maniacs that spends months picking eggs, making the best team. The more you devote, the better your team. But the probable trading in MMO would possibly break that, and ruin the game for most of them. Not a good move.
BTW, B&W2 sold million in two days. I think pokemon fans alone are enough to keep Nintendo in business. That game has great story, although you still can’t walk diagonally, but they are really trying to put new things while maintaining the old things.
In my opinion, I can see it’d be neat to be able to download your friends’ secret base and visit, and if you have a steady internet, you can meet your friends if they are playing, too.
But that should be friends only. Not tons of random guys.
Great podcast guys! I am very interested to here your guy thoughts on Wreck-It Ralph, being not only a Disney animated film, but a movie with actual video game characters making cameos.
And, wow, you guys did give your thoughts! Shame on me for commenting before watching.
I haven’t watched Prometheus yet, but after listening to this, I’d rather read a book about Ray’s trip to Haiti. It sounds absolutely fascinating.
You have no idea.
I would pay good money for that.
I would pay 40 bucks, cash.
I would take 2 copies. Not joking.
I enjoyed Brave, though not as much as I had hoped I would, and once it was over I turned to my wife and said “well, it was better than Cars 2”. She couldn’t fathom why I was bothering to compare it to Cars 2 and said Tangled was a much better comparison and that Tangled was better. “But that’s not a Pixar movie!” at which point she argued the distinction between Disney and Pixar was moot and to my amazement I finally realized that it had happened; Pixar had been caught up to and can, on occasion, be surpassed.
So there you have it folks. Brave; better than Cars 2.
Two shout outs to the ‘brother’! Awww yeah!
Also, “Sunshine” by Danny Boyle was a big disappointment.
Say, aren’t we long overdue for another episode of The Lame Show? C’mon, there’s been plenty to tech stuff to go over. 😉
Fun episode! Been awhile since we heard such heated disagreements between Tim & Ray, but it made for good discussion. And that’s saying something considering I haven’t seen Cars 2 or Prometheus yet. Thanks sharing your thoughts, guys!
I am still holding out for what Ray thinks about Ponies.
For anyone confused:
They certainly are a dedicated bunch, hundreds of pony related images, music, and videos are uploaded every day.
Here’s one video that shows the talent that can come out of this fandom:
I did some research, considering I recently got a addicted to TV-tropes and looked up SA-1’s page, and it turns out that the Robotnik/Eggman thing is from localization. In japan, his name has been Eggman since Sonic 1, introducing Robotnik in the previously mentioned SA-1.
Oh, and the I.D. on the helicopter transporting Sonic was “Sigma-Alpha-2”, which is obviously airforce lingo anything with SA for it’s initials, and is the second of it’s kind.
Like Soggy Apples 2: revenge of the granny smiths.
Or Sonic Adventure 2.
The people demand a Dark Knight Rises podcast!
Wreck-it Ralph is out and I speak for all 2pstart post-mordem podcast fans when I say we would love to hear what you guys have to say about it (and the dark knight rises would be a cool bonus).
Tim, if you haven’t gotten out to see Ralph, due to the demands of parenting, I reccomend you take the kids along for the ride. It was good, family-friendly fun.
Wreck-it Ralph is out on BR/DVD this week and I will finally be seeing it for the first time. Being the gamer that I am, my wife actually called to see if it was OK to take our daughter to see it before me while they were out of town.
Anyway, the entire concept of this film reminds me of 2PSTART! and everything that you (Tim & Ray) did “back in the day” with this website. I’m sure I’m not the only one still poking around the ashes on this little URL so feel free to drop an update or too some time this year.
I would love to see a few more updates. I just watched Wreck it Ralph last weekend and thoroughly enjoyed it. I would love to hear your opinions.
I also enjoyed the Informer 2012 edition. Keep up the good work.
Wreck-It Ralph was great. I’ve watched the Blu-Ray three times already with my kids who love the movie as well. Glad to see some of you still checking in!
Of course people still check in.
I’ll pop by every once in a while and re-read the whole comic.
2p Start became a wonderful part of my life, and the way that you and Ray decided to end it was beautiful.
I know that 2p start can never be like it was, that it’s in the past, but sometimes it’s fun to look back and remember all the good times.
Wow, Prometheus was so bad it killed 2P Start.
Just finished listening to the podcasts again. Brings back memories of jogging and Earthbound; good times. You two are great.
In fact, from a personality type theory perspective, your personalities (ISTP and ISFJ) actually go together *extremely* well – about as good as it gets. It’s really too bad you guys aren’t gay.
2P Start actually inspired me to play all the Sonic games, just to see what all the fuss is about. I was surprised to see that Sonic 2 was indeed better than 3&K, despite what everyone else keeps saying; the levels just flow better, I think.
I’ve just recently finished Sonic Adventure, and it was, um, good and bad. Mostly bad. Those first few levels were glorious though; it really was a treat to see Sonic transition to 3D, even if the game was super clunky, and all the good bits were completely on rails. Dat whale, man.
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