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ASE Ep. 79: Begging For Mercy Makes Me Angry!

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#79 Begging 4 Mercy Makes Me Angry

This is it. We're performing a mercy killing on Durandal. The ones who aren't getting any mercy are Blackstar and Narcogen, because the Pfhor don't have any.

It seems only fitting that Durandal, tasked with opening and closing doors for a living should set us the task of disabling his logic cores-- by setting up a series of interlocking doors.

I didn't notice until I was editing this episode, but for most levels, Durandal provides both the gameplay instructions, as a proxy for the level designer, by telling you where to go and what to do-- push this button, pick up this chip, use this terminal, etc etc-- as well as the context, by giving those repetitive gameplay actions a larger meaning. You're not just opening doors, you're enabling avenues for counterattack. You're not just pushing buttons, you're activating self-defense mechanisms. You're not just moving an object from one location to another, you're infecting an alien computer network with a virus. You're not just reading an in-game manual, you're conversing with a slightly more than slightly insane computer intelligence. Okay, the conversation is a bit one-sided, but cyborgs aren't much for conversation anyway.

This level is an exception to the rule above. Since Durandal is already incapacitated (supposedly) he provides little context and almost no instruction. The level design itself gives the instruction, by limiting your access to one area until you've completed the previous one, and by depending on the security officer to, would you kindly, do what he's been told to do: push buttons, open doors, shoot aliens-- lather, rinse, repeat. What's interesting is that the lack of context is in itself a context. Like the Halo levels where the Chief has to do without Cortana's help, the absence of Durandal giving a detailed and sarcastic mission brief affects the way you think about what's going on in the story.

This podcast uses:

Aleph One, free and open source versions of Marathon for Windows, Mac and Linux at http://source.bungie.org

Remixes of the Marathon soundtrack by Craig Hardgrove at http://themarathonmusic.com

We use irons' Co-Op script:

http://simplici7y.com/items/co-op

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Music used in this episode:

"What About Bob?" by Alexander Seropian, remixed by Craig Hardgrove (intro music)

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ASE Ep. 78: For Carnage, Apply Within M2 lvl 16

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ASE 78: For Carnage, Apply Within

If things around here aren't working properly, it's probably because we're dying so hard. We're not the only ones, though. Blackstar and Narcogen continue the possibly pointless defense of Durandal's stolen Pfhor scoutship and face continued mockery from their new nemesis, Tycho.

When they said we should apply within for carnage, they never said the carnage would be applied to us. For those of you who enjoy our videos most when they feature incompetence, surprise, and humorous player death-- this episode is for you!

This podcast uses:

Aleph One, free and open source versions of Marathon for Windows, Mac and Linux at http://source.bungie.org

Remixes of the Marathon soundtrack by Craig Hardgrove at http://themarathonmusic.com

We use irons' Co-Op script:

http://simplici7y.com/items/co-op

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Music used in this episode:

"What About Bob?" by Alexander Seropian, remixed by Craig Hardgrove (intro music)

ASE Ep. 77: Sorry Don't Make It So M2 lvl 15

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ASE Ep. 77: Sorry Don't Make It So

This message is for your eyes only: Tycho is after us. Send help. Please!

This podcast uses:

Aleph One, free and open source versions of Marathon for Windows, Mac and Linux at http://source.bungie.org

Remixes of the Marathon soundtrack by Craig Hardgrove at http://themarathonmusic.com

We use irons' Co-Op script:

http://simplici7y.com/items/co-op

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http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLIof4Cp3-cam7bAFzDEwK_wzSSEya050i

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Music used in this episode:

"What About Bob?" by Alexander Seropian, remixed by Craig Hardgrove (intro music)

ASE Ep. 76: If I Had A Rocket Launcher, I'd Make Somebody Pay M2 lvl 14

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ASE 76: If I Had A Rocket Launcher

Back on board the Sfiera, or "Boomer" as Durandal calls it, Blackstar and Narcogen make a desperate defense of the crippled craft against wave after wave of Pfhor attackers.

This podcast uses:

Aleph One, free and open source versions of Marathon for Windows, Mac and Linux at http://source.bungie.org

Remixes of the Marathon soundtrack by Craig Hardgrove at http://themarathonmusic.com

We use irons' Co-Op script:

http://simplici7y.com/items/co-op

Subscribe to the YouTube channel for Anger, Sadness and Envy video podcasts:

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLIof4Cp3-cam7bAFzDEwK_wzSSEya050i

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Music used in this episode:

"What About Bob?" by Alexander Seropian, remixed by Craig Hardgrove (intro music)

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Official Destiny PS4 Launch Video

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Official Destiny PS4 Launch Video

Take note: It's the PS4 that is launching, not Destiny. Still a while to wait yet Smiling

Although it does look like the Beta access "early next year" is coming to Sony platforms first...

ASE Ep. 74: Six Thousand Feet Under M2 lvl 13

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ASE Ep. 74: Six Thousand Feet Under

Durandal has decided that the true secrets of the S'pht must be submerged in lava, rather than slime or water. Oh joy. This level gives players no ammunition (thank goodness for the scripts provided by irons and treelama) and marks the start of Marathon 2's difficulty curve getting a bit steeper.

This podcast uses:

Aleph One, free and open source versions of Marathon for Windows, Mac and Linux at http://source.bungie.org

Remixes of the Marathon soundtrack by Craig Hardgrove at http://themarathonmusic.com

For audio recording, we use Mumble:

http://mumble.sourceforge.net

Subscribe to the YouTube channel for Anger, Sadness and Envy video podcasts:

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLIof4Cp3-cam7bAFzDEwK_wzSSEya050i

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Music used in this episode:

"What About Bob?" by Alexander Seropian, remixed by Craig Hardgrove (intro music)

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ASE Ep. 73: Bob's Big Date M2 lvl 12

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ASE Ep. 73: Bob's Big Date

Finding only tantalizing glimpses of the fate of the lost 11th clan of the S'pht in the lofty towers of the city of antiquity, Durandal sends Blackstar and Narcogen into the city's depths in search of more concrete information. Unfortunately, the situation in the city's bowels is quite fluid.

This podcast uses:

Aleph One, free and open source versions of Marathon for Windows, Mac and Linux at http://source.bungie.org

Remixes of the Marathon soundtrack by Craig Hardgrove at http://themarathonmusic.com

For audio recording, we use Mumble:

http://mumble.sourceforge.net

Subscribe to the YouTube channel for Anger, Sadness and Envy video podcasts:

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLIof4Cp3-cam7bAFzDEwK_wzSSEya050i

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Music used in this episode:

"What About Bob?" by Alexander Seropian, remixed by Craig Hardgrove (intro music)

ASE Ep. 72: The Hard Stuff Rules M2 lvl 11

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ASE Ep. 72: The Hard Stuff Rules

Having breached the lava moat and the locked door, Blackstar and Narcogen ascend to the top of the tower in the citadel of antiquity in search of clues to the fate of the lost clan of the S'pht.

This podcast uses:

Aleph One, free and open source versions of Marathon for Windows, Mac and Linux at http://source.bungie.org

Remixes of the Marathon soundtrack by Craig Hardgrove at http://themarathonmusic.com

For audio recording, we use Mumble:

http://mumble.sourceforge.net

Subscribe to the YouTube channel for Anger, Sadness and Envy video podcasts:

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLIof4Cp3-cam7bAFzDEwK_wzSSEya050i

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Music used in this episode:

"What About Bob?" by Alexander Seropian, remixed by Craig Hardgrove (intro music)

ASE Ep. 71: Eat It, Vid Boi! M2 lvl 10

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ASE Ep. 71: Eat It, Vid Boi! M2 lvl

Durandal has sent Blackstar and Narcogen to the S'pht Citadel of Antiquity to look for clues to the location of the lost clan, but all we find are lava, locked doors, and Pfhor. Lots of Pfhor.

This podcast uses:

Aleph One, free and open source versions of Marathon for Windows, Mac and Linux at http://source.bungie.org

Remixes of the Marathon soundtrack by Craig Hardgrove at http://themarathonmusic.com

For audio recording, we use Mumble:

http://mumble.sourceforge.net

Subscribe to the YouTube channel for Anger, Sadness and Envy video podcasts:

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLIof4Cp3-cam7bAFzDEwK_wzSSEya050i

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Music used in this episode:

"What About Bob?" by Alexander Seropian, remixed by Craig Hardgrove (intro music)

ASE Ep. 70: Curiouser and Curiouser M2 lvl 9

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ASE Ep. 70: Curiouser and Curiouser

Dissatisfied with his virus-infected drone playthings, Durandal sends Blackstar and Narcogen into a flooded area to search for a Pfhor computer.

This podcast uses:

Aleph One, free and open source versions of Marathon for Windows, Mac and Linux at http://source.bungie.org

Remixes of the Marathon soundtrack by Craig Hardgrove at http://themarathonmusic.com

For audio recording, we use Mumble:

http://mumble.sourceforge.net

Subscribe to the YouTube channel for Anger, Sadness and Envy video podcasts:

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLIof4Cp3-cam7bAFzDEwK_wzSSEya050i

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Music used in this episode:

"What About Bob?" by Alexander Seropian, remixed by Craig Hardgrove (intro music)

ASE Ep. 69: Nuke and Pave M2 lvl 8

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ASE Ep. 69: Nuke and Pave M2 lvl 8

Durandal falls victim to one of the classic blunders, and it's up to security officers Blackstar and Narcogen to bail him and his BoBs out. But if you can't stand the heat, stay out of the lava. Join Blackstar and Narcogen for level 8 of Marathon 2: Nuke and Pave.

This podcast uses:

Aleph One, free and open source versions of Marathon for Windows, Mac and Linux at http://source.bungie.org

Remixes of the Marathon soundtrack by Craig Hardgrove at http://themarathonmusic.com

For audio recording, we use Mumble:

http://mumble.sourceforge.net

Subscribe to the YouTube channel for Anger, Sadness and Envy video podcasts:

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLIof4Cp3-cam7bAFzDEwK_wzSSEya050i

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Music used in this episode:

"What About Bob?" by Alexander Seropian, remixed by Craig Hardgrove (intro music)

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ASE Ep. 68: Ex Cathedra M2 lvl 7

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ASE Ep. 68: Ex Cathedra M2 lvl 7

Durandal wants to infect the Pfhor computer systems with a virus. Naturally, this means a visit to a temple and the sewers. Only on L'howon. Join Blackstar and Narcogen for level 7 of Marathon 2: Ex Cathedra.

This podcast uses:

Aleph One, free and open source versions of Marathon for Windows, Mac and Linux at http://source.bungie.org

Remixes of the Marathon soundtrack by Craig Hardgrove at http://themarathonmusic.com

For audio recording, we use Mumble:

http://mumble.sourceforge.net

Subscribe to the YouTube channel for Anger, Sadness and Envy video podcasts:

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLIof4Cp3-cam7bAFzDEwK_wzSSEya050i

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Music used in this episode:

"What About Bob?" by Alexander Seropian, remixed by Craig Hardgrove (intro music)

ASE Ep. 67: We're Everywhere

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ASE Ep. 67: We're Everywhere M2 lvl

There's a big door that needs opening, so naturally, Durandal sends in Blackstar and Narcogen-- along with a whole mess of BoBs in We're Everywhere, level 6 in our series Let's Play Marathon 2.

This podcast uses:

Aleph One, free and open source versions of Marathon for Windows, Mac and Linux at http://source.bungie.org

Remixes of the Marathon soundtrack by Craig Hardgrove at http://themarathonmusic.com

For audio recording, we use Mumble:

http://mumble.sourceforge.net

Subscribe to the YouTube channel for Anger, Sadness and Envy video podcasts:

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLIof4Cp3-cam7bAFzDEwK_wzSSEya050i

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Music used in this episode:

"What About Bob?" by Alexander Seropian, remixed by Craig Hardgrove (intro music)

ASE Ep. 66: Come and Take Your Medicine M2 lvl 5

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ASE Ep. 66: Come and Take Your Medi

Durandal wants us to color only in between the lines, but battleroids aren't famous for following instructions. Or are they? Blackstar and Narcogen wander around another waterlogged Pfhor facility in search of things to break.

This podcast uses:

Aleph One, free and open source versions of Marathon for Windows, Mac and Linux at http://source.bungie.org

Remixes of the Marathon soundtrack by Craig Hardgrove at http://themarathonmusic.com

For audio recording, we use Mumble:

http://mumble.sourceforge.net

Subscribe to the YouTube channel for Anger, Sadness and Envy video podcasts:

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLIof4Cp3-cam7bAFzDEwK_wzSSEya050i

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https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/anger-sadness-and-envy/id266991411?mt=2

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Music used in this episode:

"What About Bob?" by Alexander Seropian, remixed by Craig Hardgrove (intro music)

ASE Ep. 65: What About Bob? M2 lvl 4

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ASE Ep. 65: What About Bob?

Bob doesn't want to make Ghostbusters 3. I don't blame him. He also probably doesn't want to venture down the exhaust vent of a Pfhor geothermal energy plant, but that's what we ARE doing. At least it's not sewers.

This podcast uses:

Aleph One, free and open source versions of Marathon for Windows, Mac and Linux at http://source.bungie.org

Remixes of the Marathon soundtrack by Craig Hardgrove at http://themarathonmusic.com

For audio recording, we use Mumble:

http://mumble.sourceforge.net

Subscribe to the YouTube channel for Anger, Sadness and Envy video podcasts:

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLIof4Cp3-cam7bAFzDEwK_wzSSEya050i

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https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/anger-sadness-and-envy/id266991411?mt=2

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Music used in this episode:

"What About Bob?" by Alexander Seropian, remixed by Craig Hardgrove (intro music)

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