The Abnormal Mapping Podcast
Abnormal Mapping is a games show for everybody! M, Jackson and sometimes Destiny are here to discuss why they love games, free from the need to be current and plugged in from the often exhausting video game scene.
Every month, we play a game - old or new, big or small, good or bad - and talk about it. We've been doing this for over three years now and all of our episodes are evergreen and welcoming to jump into! We hope you enjoy.
The mappers find themselves in a glitch world, where the insomnia madness encroaches and the very internet begins to disintegrate. Our intrepid heroes carry on, reversing the course of last month’s progress to embrace the numbers and meters of ye olden games, and ride this regression wave directly into the past to confront the satanic baby of Johns Carmack and Romero within its pixelated heavy metal womb. Will a carton of juice and a shotgun be enough to survive this trek?
Games Discussed: Bravely Default, Doom
On this month's Abnormal Mapping we have a nice treat for you: playing a game, and watching the tie-in movie! The game is good fun, the tie in movie is an unholy abomination, and the podcast is very entertaining! Join us, my lord, and indeed let's embark upon a journey of donut fuelled revenge with Maxy Max and the Payne Bunch.
Things Discussed: Max Payne, Jazzpunk, This Dead Rising Video, Max Payne (The Movie), Sin City (The Movie)
This Month's Game Club: Max Payne
Next Month's Game Club: Radiator 2, Ridiculous Fishing, Bernbrand, Balloon Fight, Gravity Bone
Legends tell of a man, a quiet man, a man who jumps and a man who spins, a man who one day—this day—must rise and save us all. But that man was not available, and so it falls upon this paper plumber to embark upon a journey to the stars to save a princess oft and once more kidnapped. The Mappers embark upon this man’s journey through a twisted land of pun-laden characters and self-aware deconstruction, and arrive finally at the end of their quest with only the corpses of penguins to show for it*.
(*No penguins were harmed in the making of this podcast.)
As a companion piece to this episode, M produced an zine for Paper Mario, featuring cool and cute paintings and sketches of the characters and the world of this month’s game! You can (and totally should, it’s really good!) pick it up on gumroad.
Things Discussed: Papa’s Donuteria, Racially Diverse Kitchen 3, Metal Gear Solid, Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture, Roger Ebert’s Great Movies, Player 2, The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth, Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl, The Minesweeper Wall, Paper Mario, Super Mario RPG: The Legend of the Seven Stars, Iwata Asks for Paper Mario Sticker Star, Upon Reflection, Retro Game Challenge, NES Remix, Shovel Knight, Attack of the Friday Monsters, Yakuza 3, Gone Home, Her Story
This month we bookend our newest episode with our oldest episode and cover the first Devil May Cry! Inspired by our very first Meta Mapping and voted on by our Patrons, we dig into the past of character action games and Dante, son of Mundus for a trip into all thing stylish and stupid. Come for the combos, stay for the angst. We even touch a bit on old standbys Ninja Gaiden and Bayonetta!
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Things Discussed: England's world cup win in 1966, the Paris level of Twisted Metal 2, the Neo Paris of Remember Me, Yoshi's Island, RetroArch, Crash Bandicoot 1 & 2, Abnormal Mapping episode 6 covering Crash Bandicoot, So You're Saying There's A Chance, Devil May Cry
This Month's Game Club: Devil May Cry
Next Month's Game Club: Max Payne (and the movie!)