Charged Up Ep. 7: Media Gods & Robot Jobs

This week Justin and Ben are joined by the one and only Zen (@ZenviousTweets) to discuss how we make forms of media our modern day gospel, how far is too far when it comes to using this media as a form of escapism, and whether technology is going to affect the future of job availability. We also have TWO WEEKS worth of news to comb through.

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Charged Up Ep. 5: Branded Nostalgic Fantasy

This week Justin and Ben are joined by Ixen (@GrumpyOwlGaming) to discuss Justin’s new obsession with D&D, Ben’s issues with brand loyalty, and Ixen’s feelings about nostalgia. There’s also some news, which is linked below.

Show Notes:
Cannonball Reportedly Cast in ‘New Mutants’ Movie
‘New Mutants’ Will Be a Horror Movie
‘Silver and Black’ Rumored Movie Story Details
‘Sin City’ TV Series in Development
Director Chosen for Upcoming ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ Movie
‘Animaniacs’ Reboot Reportedly in Development

Hosts:
Justin – @Zero_Score
Ben – @MarvelousIggy

Guest:
Ixen – @GrumpyOwlGaming

Charged Up Ep. 4 – Alexa’s Big Lady Balls

This week Justin and Ben are joined by Justin’s brother, Matthew (#nepotism), to discuss how men and women are catered to differently by media, how smart technology and Big Data are getting dangerously close to ruling our lives, and a they get into a deeper dive of the new Star Trek show.

Show Notes:
Amazon Echo Show
Game of Thrones S7 Trailer
Venom Movie
Dark Universe Announced
Justice League Dark movie loses Doug Liman
Star Trek: Discovery Episode Order Extended

Hosts:
Justin – @Zero_Score
Ben – @MarvelousIggy

Guest:
Matthew – @Wizard_Wizzle

Charged Up Ep. 3: Artsy Sci-Fi Dong

The War Against Penis

Justin and Ben are joined by Justin’s fiance Brooke to discuss how art style can affect enjoyability of an animated show, the double standard when it comes to nudity in modern media, and what makes sci-fi good. They also analyze a handful of upcoming TV trailers and a cover few other bits of TV news.
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Hosts:
Justin – @Zero_Score
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Charged Up Podcast Episode 1: Disney Owns the World

Justin and Ben are joined by our very own Elvia (@fishing4cookie) to discuss the joy of comic conventions, how progressive the 70s X-Men comics were, the logistics of a Five Nights at Freddy’s movie, and how Disney/Marvel is quickly taking over the world with their slate of upcoming movies and TV shows.

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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Review (Nintendo Switch)

I love Zelda, let’s just be clear about that up front. There are posters on my walls, amiibo and other figures on every shelf, and even my favorite blanket has the Triforce on it. The series has a soft spot in my heart, so the fact that I asked to review this game should have been a dead giveaway that I just wanted to stroke its Master Sword for a few thousand words, but that’s not entirely the case.

I wanted this review to be an exercise in objective critique. Despite the vast amount of perfect 10 review scores out there, the game is not perfect. It’s beautiful, plays very smoothly, and redefines the open world game model in a lot of amazing ways, but it also has a lot of aspects that feel either dated or just not well thought out. But let’s start with a rundown, for the two of you who don’t know yet what this game is.

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