Friday, December 25, 2015

TCR Christmas Special 2015

This years Christmas Special is the Jack Benny Christmas Show from the 1930s. This is reuploaded after some issues with it failing on Christmas Day. TCR will be back next week with the new years chip tune special. Enjoy everyone!

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Monday, December 14, 2015

Let's Play Pressure (with Alex Swingle)

Me and Alex some Steam game called "Pressure". A Steampunk car themed shmup. This was our Dead Multi Society event.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

The Next Round Podcast 14: Brett Favre's Toxic Kite Flying

Alex Swingle, Retrokaiser, Critical Failure and Darabka the Gaming Beast talk about their latest video game experiences, and hijinxs ensue. Audio has several sound peaks. I lowered those portions, but you will notice them. Listen on low volume. Link after the bump!

Plastic Galaxy: The Story of Star Wars Toys (Movie Review)

  My thoughts on the 2014 documentary about vintage Star Wars toys.

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Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Dead Multi Society 12 08 2015: Booster Trooper and Zero Gear Event Highlights

A snippet of a Dead Multi Society event from December 8th, 2015. That week the games were Booster Trooper and Zero Gear. We played eight matches of Deathmatch for Booster Trooper a few times before switching to Zero Gear for some races and mini game fun. Players in this recording: Retrokaiser, Darabka the Gaming Beast, Alex Swingle, TomCatX

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Tomcat X Plays Doom #3

The ultra short final part of my let's play of Doom. In this video I talk about Rocket League, and I read the ending to the first part of Doom.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Beastcast 58 - Lets talk about the new Batman V Superman Trailer

What it says on the tin. I talk about the new Batman V Superman Trailer. Download link and info after the bump...

Monday, November 30, 2015

Tiger Claw Radio #151 - Just in Time

Even with family coming in from out of town for thanksgiving, I still got this weeks TCR to press. Just barely.

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Sunday, November 29, 2015

Dead Multi Society Night: 11 28 2015 Madballs Survival w/ Kaiser & CF

A snippet of a Dead Multi Society event from November 28th, 2015. That week the game was Madballs in...Babo: Invasion. We played Survival Mode a few times before switching to Deathmatch. Players in this recording: Retrokaiser, Critical Failure, Alex Swingle

Friday, November 20, 2015

It Came From Space And Ate Our Brains (Review) (Seizure Warning)

Developed by Triangle Studios and released in 2015, this co-op focused Twin Stick Shooter is flashy in the literal and figurative sense. Listen and watch to understand my thoughts on the game and what I feel are good and bad about it.

Steam Store Page:

Monday, November 16, 2015

Tiger Claw Radio #149 - Thankful Soul

Looking into my purchases from last thanksgiving, Revisiting Minecraft, my NES & SNES wishlist and more! This week on Tiger Claw Radio!

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Edit: I fixed whatever was wrong with this weeks episode. Sorry about that guys.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

The Next Round Podcast 13: Bouncin' Bedtime Reloaded

Alex Swingle, Critical Failure and Darabka the Gaming Beast join again to talk about their latest video game experiences, and have a good time overall. Link after the bump!

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Rambling Pro Gamer 06 - Totally Not Dedicated To Critical Failure

For the sixth recording of Rambling Pro Gamers, I try out a new intro to the show and give the latest Bundle Report for 11/14/2015. For the second segment I discuss how to roleplay people you know at a gaming table and I review 'It Came From Space And Ate Our Brains'.

And I mean it; This podcast is not dedicated to Critical Failure. Okay, maybe a little.

Songs included:

King Clarence - Down By The Burying Ground
Good Riddance - Libertine
Bouncing Souls - True Believers

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Friday, November 13, 2015

Tomcat X Plays Doom #2

Watch me play Doom while I talk about Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, other games I've been playing, movies I've been watching, and what I did for Halloween.

Monday, November 9, 2015

SixHealthofFury VS Deathadder83 (TheNextTournament)

Two epic Youtube titans will finally settle question of who is the better Virtual Warrior: Alex Swingle aka SixHealthofFury VS Deathadder83!

Tiger Claw Radio #148 - Tiger in the Stars

The new Star Trek series and movie, more about the Steam App, Super Cyborg and much more! This week on TCR!

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Sunday, November 8, 2015

Retrokaiser VS Tomcat X (The Next Tournament)

Retrokaiser faces of against Tomcat X, in the first installment of "The Next Tournament! The members of TheNextRound will face each other to determine, who is TheNextChampion of Doom! More info and links after the bump!

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Oldies But Goodies Trivia Game (1984) Review

Oldies But Goodies made a trivia game!? Find out if it was good or not (shakes head side to side)

How To Play: Take The Train (2007) (Mini Review)

Here are instructions on how to play Take The Train, a great party game similar to Phase 10 for game night.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Stompity Stomp - Director's Commentary feat Retrokaiser

By popular demand, me and Retrokaiser recorded a commentary about the tribute video I did for DeathAdder83.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Monday, October 19, 2015

Manually Intensive Game: Treasure Quest (Review)

Made by Ravensburger in 1996, Treasure Quest is a game for 2 players where they overlay tiles to try and get as many rubies or coins as possible. In the video below, Alex Swingle provides instructions on how to play and why it is a great board game for kids.

Manually Intensive Game: The Game Of Top Ten Lists (Review)

Made by Creative Assembly in 1995, this unique take on list style trivia is worth having a play for game night. View the video to see what comes in the box as well as observations about the game from Alex Swingle.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Beastcast 57 - Fantastic Four will be in the MCU

I talk about how shit the last Craptastic Four movie was and why this is a good thing for the MCU. Download after the bump.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

PC Game Review: Tokyo Hosto (2013)

Tokyo Hosto is a comedic visual novel where you get to play as a young attractive male named Jayson Traysh. Jason didn't do well in school, he is very lazy, not very skilled at most things, and his parents are pressuring him into getting a job. The only thing that Jayson is any good at is hitting on girls, so he decides to get a job at a host bar to where his skills will come in handy. Jayson ends up working at a host club where his boss, "Homo" Toby Lau (Homo doesn't mean what you think it does in this case), decides to put Jayson through some very tough trails to try to turn him into his number one host and make good ol' "Homo" Lau some money. (Click on "Read More" to read the full review).

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Video Accelerated Games: Meltdown (Review)

Developed by Phenomenon Games, this twin stick, run and gun android port for PC has a lot going for it. Is it worth playing with your friends? Find out in the video. (answer is yes)

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Saturday, September 19, 2015

All Superheroes Must Die

  Four superheroes have been kidnapped, stripped of their powers, and deposited into a deserted town rigged with explosives. Can the heroes save themselves and stop the mastermind behind this plot?
   A microbudget film from writer/director Jason Trost (who also plays the lead hero Charge) All Superheroes Must Die is a superhero movie mixed with Saw.
  Like I said before, this is a very low budget film (according to Wikipedia it had a budget of twenty thousand dollars) so don't expect much when it comes to things like costumes, sets, or special effects. The costumes look a little Halloweeny at times, but much like the film itself, get the job done in a bare bones sort of way.
  I enjoyed Trost's performance as Charge, James Remar's hammy performance as Rickshaw, and Sean Whalen as the henchman Manpower but acting wise these are the only notable performances, as the rest are mediocre (Lucas Till as Cutthroat) to bad (Sophie Merkley as Shadow.)
  Now to the special effects, there are none. The plot conveniently strips the heroes of their powers, so we never get to see anything other then some basic action movie stuff i.e. guns, exposions and, at one point, a flame thrower.
  The working title for this film was Vs, which I would take any day over the cheesey title All Superheroes Must Die, but I guess whoever released this thought All Superheroes Must Die would be more memorable.
  While I did enjoy this movie, I can say I'll always wonder what the film would look like if the production had had more money to work with. I think the idea of putting superheroes up against Jigsaw (or in this case, Rickshaw) is an interesting idea, one that deserves a better movie then this turned out to be.
  This is one of those movies I was following well before its release, I favorited the trailer on YouTube and watched it a bunch of times. In many ways, I enjoyed the trailer more then the final film, though I still think you'll enjoy your time with this if you're an open minded superhero fan who doesn't mind a tiny budget. Recommended. Barely.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Blu-Ray Review: Holy Knight (2012)

Holy Knight is an animated mini-series about two young adult named Lilith and Shinta.  This show starts off with Lilith as a little girl living in a small village until suddenly it is being attacked by what seems to be vampire hunters from the Vatican.  This sadly forces Lilith's parents to send her away via boat in order to protect her from danger.  Cut to years later to when we are introduced to a guy named Shinta, a very normal guy with nothing interesting to say about him.  While on his way to class, he runs into a more grown up looking Lilith and comes to shock when he sees that she is hitting on him.  Later that day Shinta runs into Lilith whom wants to drag him into a room so that she can do the monster mash with him (the sexual kind of monster mash).  Shinta freaks out and explains to her that she can't force a sexual relationship onto him and then he walks off.  We soon find out later that Lilith is the last of her kind, this is the reason why she wants to reproduce with Shinta...  Or so it seems as there could be a much more sinister reason why Lilith wants to make sweet, sweet snoo snoo to him.  Did I forget to mention that Shinta's big breasted best friend is jealous of him and Lilith hanging out all the time?  Did I also forget to mention that Shinta's cat can transform into a cute girl that is sworn to protect him from Lilith?  Maybe I should also mention that Lilith also has a talking animal that's trying to help her seal the deal with Shinta and is also trying to have his way with Shinta's big breasted best friend?  Not to mention that the hunters from Lilith's past are in town and are after Lilith.  All this sounds like a fun sexy action series...  Right?  (Click "Read More" to read the full review).

Monday, September 7, 2015

PC Game Review: Mobile Light Force (1994, 2003, 2015)

Mobile Light Force is a vertical shoot 'em up (AKA shmup) and is also an Americanized port of the Japanese arcade game, Gunbird (1994). This game is about a group of heroes that must stop an evil gang from obtaining all the pieces of a magical mirror that will grant the evil gang any wish they desire.  Our heroes will put a stop to the the gang by collecting all of the pieces before they do. Our gang of heroes includes: Marion, a blond haired witch that flies on a broomstick.  Jason Last, a very flashy looking guy that uses a jetpack to get around. MILF 2000, a giant robot that has a very interesting name.  John Suarez, a muscular old man that flies an aircraft that's powered by bike pedals. Lastly, we have a mystical cloud riding woman named Yuan-Nang. Can this rag tag group save the world? (Click on "Read More" to read the full review).

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Monday, August 17, 2015

Beastcat 56 - Beast Trek

Hannu "the Hande" Mäkinen, Retrokaiser and my humble self, explore new frontiers in podcasting and boldly ramble about our favorite topics relating to Star Trek. Download and more info after the bumb!

Saturday, August 15, 2015


  Disgraced superhero Ian Sparks must reclaim his reputation after blacking out during a confrontation with a serial killer. Hitting rock bottom, and losing the love of his life, Sparks must confront a plot involving his origins and the villain who humiliated him.

Master Of Darkness Review (Sega Master System)

Monday, August 3, 2015

Ahnuld plays Skyrim (Part 2)

I eat green imperials for breakfast! GIRLY MEN!!! NYAAARGHH!!! Im Ahnuld!!! ENOUGHT TALK!!!

Friday, July 31, 2015

War of the Worlds: Goliath

  Hi everyone, for my first post on TNR I will be giving my thoughts on an animated movie from 2012.

Ahnuld plays Skyrim (Part 1)

What is best in life? off course its Ahnuld playing Skyrim you GIRLY MAN, NYAARGHH!!!

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Let's Welcome TOMCAT X to THE NEXT ROUND!!!

We are happy to announce that Tomcat X will join us here in the Next Round. He reviews movies and sometimes does toy hauls, in general his stuff is awesome, you should check his stuff out here.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Batman V Superman

The new Trailer has for Zach Snyders Batman V. Superman has arrived. Let's finally answer the question of who will win in a fight? The Dark Knight Batman or the Man of Steel Superman? The DC titans will settle the score in the Virtual Warriors arena once and for all. Let the fight commence, for the Deathmug of Doom!

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Let's Play Talisman (Part 4)

Kaiser, Darabka and Swingle continue to troll each other and become the ultimate king of the hill.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Franko the Crazy Revenge Review

Beat the crap out of hot pants wearing steroid thugs in post-communist Poland "Franko the Crazy Revenge", Let's Go!!!!

Sunday, June 7, 2015

The Next Round Podcast 11: Fluffy Rollerball Struggle

Critical Failure, Alex Swingle and the Gamingbeast talk about the steam roulette games they played (most off us were unable to play them) and also other stuff. Oh yeah Kaiser joins in the end and gives us the Kaiser Report.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

The Art Of Gitting Gud: Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine

Having trouble beating Dr Robotnik's Mean Bean Fighting Machine? Learn how to become an MLG Pro Master in no time with these simple steps to git gud.

Doom Night 8 (Part 5)

Swingle, Kaiser and your one only Gaming Beast continue to blast each other to hell and #rage about it. Well Darabka does most of the raging.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Liverounds Episode #2 - Superman discussion

Where AJ Picket, Rufus the Man and your one and only Gaming Beast discuss the man of steel himself Superman!!!

Monday, May 18, 2015

Tiger Claw Radio #142 - Harvester, Zelda 2 and More

This week: Discussing PC greats and not-so-greats like Harvester, and classic side scrolling action RPGs.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Dragon Age RPG One Shot

The Heroes answer a call from the Arl of Drakkenberg, and investigate a old church ruin in search of a ancient artifact, but what they find might be too much for them to handle...

Kaiser Kast #? - Tiger Claw Radio Tribute Special/ Kaiser Kast #4

In this special episode I pay tribute to Tiger Claw Radio by doing an episode in the same style as that show but with a Kaiser twist.

Download (Right click, click on "Save as").

Check out Tiger Claw Radio right here (great show):

Warning: The news segment towards the end deals with some mature subjects. 

More info after the jump.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Tiger Claw Radio $140 - The Defeat of Pay Mods

The defeat of paid mods in Skyrim, GOG Galaxy on the horizon, Ouya brand up for sale. All this and more this week on TCR

Monday, April 27, 2015

Tiger Claw Radio #139 - Dragon Warrior Grind

This week, the original Dragon Warrior explained, Ice Hockey, Joey Spector and the WWE tough enough competition and a whole lot more.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Steam Sale and Bundle Report 4/22/2015

 All the bundles that are out right now.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Let's Play Talisman Digital (Part 3)

Retrokaiser, Swingle and Darabka continue to harass each other and try all kind of shenanigans in order to get the crown of command.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

PC Game Review: Disillusions Manga Horror (2013)

"Disillusions Manga Horror" is a horror adventure PC game that has you playing as a guy with white hair and a striped top, he is named Dis.  Dis got a message from his friend saying to meet him in a house where a supposed serial killer used to live.  Dis' friend also wants so to go exploring to see if they can find anything good.  Dis takes a trip to the house and notices how spooky it is and thus it is your goal to look around the house to find your friend.  Later in the game you are introduced to a female police officer named Sui who looks a little bit like a stripper cop (not saying that's a bad thing).  Sui is on duty and is looking around a spooky site that just happened to be a place where a guy went crazy, killed a bunch of people, and blew up stuff.  Sui also happens to notice that she is not alone and thus she has to search around to find the mysterious person before the mysterious person finds her.  Could both Dis and Sui's stories be linked?  (Click "Read More" to read the full review).

Friday, April 3, 2015

Liverounds Episode #1

The Kaiser, The Laywer and the Beast hang out for Liverounds Episode #1. We talk about all kind of topics and do alot of tomfoolery.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Rambling Pro Gamer 05 - 5th Anniversary Special!!!

The 5th Anniversary Special!!! I include two segments from previous podcasts I've done and friends of mine telling you how I met them. Enjoy?
Songs included:

01:10 Out Of My Mind by Droid Bishop

06:20 Heal by Six Eight

23:45 Rundown Reaction by Wil Whitlark

39:35 Neo Tokyo Sunsey by Slime Girls

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Sunday, March 29, 2015

The Next Round Podcast 10: Running Punching Freak

Alex Swingle, Retrokaiser and the Gaming Beast are at it again, we discuss what we have been up too, games we have played, and we try again with a new segment where we play a random Steam game from our collection, so we can talk about it in thext TNR Podcast!

Monday, March 16, 2015

Darabka's Dungeon - What RPG Genre’s do you really want to play/run?

What RPG Genre’s are you dying to PLAY/DM?A question to the roleplaying scene ine general. Discuss all the various genres you want to play and or run at one point in the near or far future. Discuss below!

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Beastcast 55 - Talkin with Tomcat X

Talking with my great friend Tomcat X a true friend and ally to your one and only Gaming Beast. We have an awesome chat about action figures, movies (including his new movie reviews, check out the link to them below) and other nerdy stuff.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Syndicate is Free on Origin

Bulldog Games' "Syndicate" is free on Origin. Nice of them to offer games from the companies that EA has crushed. 

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Beastcast 54 - Spiderman is going to be in the MCU!

Spiderman is going to be in the Marvel Cinematic Universe! Marvel and Sony made a deal and the Webslinger be in the MCU. Listen to the Podcast after the bump!

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Warriors of the Wasteland - RIFTS Session 9

And the nifty Rifters are BACK! They enter the castle and encounter a mysterious alien inteligence called "The Harlequin" who invites them to his Realm of "Fun"...

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

The Next Round Podcast 09: Golden Frisbee Deluxe

We have a very special guest, Hannu "the Hande" Mäkkinen, youtube video director extraordinaire and host of the awesome White Devil Podcast. Also joining us are regulars Alex Swingle and Retrokaiser, and of course your one and only Gamingbeast. We talk about what we have been up too, movies, survival horror games and more...

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Gaming Beast plays X-Com Drinking Game (Part 6)

The Beast enters the most dangerous Mission yet with a squad consisting almost entirely out of rookies. Will they succeed or will they fail miserably?

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Beastcast 53 - Interstellar 2: the Nolantastic Four, you know?

Talking about the Trailer for the reboot of the Fantastic Four. I predicted way back in Beastcast 36 that its gonna suck, and yeah if we judge by the Trailer, I don't think I was too far off. This movie is gonna blo, check out the podcast why it will.

More after the bump!

Friday, January 30, 2015

Beastcast 52 - Kaiser V. Darabka- Dawn of Nerdrage

Kaiser and I chat about Wrestling, the Batman V. Superman movie and Lobo. Check it out here.

More after the bump!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Board Game Review: Corporate Entities and Oddities (1984) by AMACOM

A silly game about answering business trivia and pop culture of the time. Be amazed when you see things like Finmark.

Board Game Review: Lingo (1985) by Western Publishing

A very entertaining trivia game about guessing slang words in the style of The Match Game. Around $15-$30 online.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Gaming Beast Reviews Lionheart

The Gaming Beast reviews the awesome PC RPG called "Lionheart - Legacy of the Crusader" from Black Isle studios. Its got a very unique setting, interesting story and a cool character progression system.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Doom Night 8 (Part 3)

Darabka rages more at the grenade launcher uselessness, Kaiser gets yelled at and Swingle keeps on fraggin! Who will win?

Sunday, January 11, 2015

The Dungeon of the Mad Dwarf (Session 4)

Kade, Heather and our special guest star Kaiser (starring as the craz mage Hairy Underneenee) try their luck yet again with Ixmils Insane Dungeon only to run into a multi headed Hydra! Will they survive this adventure?

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Friday, January 9, 2015

Let's Play Titan Quest (Part 18)

Darabka and Swingle continue to annoy the Gods, like flies annoy humans. This will the last part of this Let's Play for now, but it might continue in the future...

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Mutant Revolution (Marvel Super Heroes RPG One-Shot)

Superpowered Mutants try to survive in alternate version of modern day America. This is a one shot using "Marvel Super Heroes" aka the FASERIP system.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Let's Play Talisman Digital (Part 2)

Swingle, Kaiser and Darabka continue to try mess with each other, in order to become the king of the world.