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Cavebabble 106: Games and Things

It’s game time! Tonight, we chat about the old and new game we currently are playing, discuss Nintendo’s recently-announced Wii U, and share the latest in urinal game technology. Yes, you read that correctly. Along the way, we tackle Cavebabble Facebook comments, listener email, and a new addition to the Cavebabble Eats Odd Things series: Rose-flavored gum from Japan . This episode is brought to you by Two Years Ago.

Cavebabble 106

Yep, Portal 2 is Great

One of the downsides of movie and video game podcasting is that when a Big Event comes along, everyone and their second uncle records an episode about it, flooding the world with very similar content for a couple weeks. That’s the sort of scenario which played out with the release of Portal 2. Everyone’s played it. Everyone seems to love it. Me, too. It really is that good. Every part I love about the original is here, but on a grand scale worthy of a big-budget theatrical sequel. But in my opinion, this is The¬†Godfather Part II of sequels- one which truly equals or surpasses the original. What I found most thrilling in Portal 2 was the sense of scale. There are environments which appear and feel massive, complete with hulking constructs large enough to be intimidating. Once my character made her way behind the curtain of Aperture Science’s testing facilities, I was completely hooked. So far, my game of the year.

Cavebabble Episode 99: Our Freaky Phobias

Take a place next to our fire, and share what frightens you most. Spiders, heights, the dark- everyone has irrational fears, and movies often play on these phobias to make us squirm. Join us for a look at our fears, and the films we find difficult to watch as a result of them. Ghost stories in the dark are included at no extra charge. This episode is brought to you by Facing Fears.

Episode 99

Minecraft Creations

Here are a few screenshots from our Minecraft LAN server. I’m only showing some of my creations. I don’t claim they’re the most amazing things ever, but I’ll keep improving the area.

EL City from afar
Part of EL City
The Diamond exterior
The Diamond interior

Minecraft: Taking a Tour

Thanks to KsaRedFx, I just spent a few mind-boggling minutes on a Minecraft multiplayer server, doing some sightseeing. So far, the only multiplayer Minecraft action I’ve had is on my own LAN server with the girls. I wanted to try out PC Gamer Magazine’s multi server just to see what others have built, but they seem to have no end of trouble keeping one going. Reading posts there, I came across another server, and decided to give it a try. Seems like I came at an odd time. KsaRedFx was the only person in the Minecraft Republic besides me, and obviously he’s one of the wizards behind the curtain. He promptly teleported me to his location, and showed me his latest creation:

Looks like deadmau5 to me. Thanks, KsaRedFx, for trying to show me around, while I wandered about like a dork. I soon bailed out rather than do something stupid, but I’ll return. It’s odd that I visited when I did, because big changes are coming to the server. For more details, go to