Hello, our faithful Damies.
This week, we have an extra special, extra long podcast for you, compliments of the Extra Life Video Game Marathon.
For those of you that do not know, on November 5th, we participated in the Extra Life Video Game Marathon, a 24-hour gaming marathon that benefits the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals all across America. For our stream, we decided to donate directly to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, a charity near and dear to Mark’s heart.
What you’ll hear for this podcast is a compilation of stuff we decided to record during the day, as well as some interstitial audio of Anthony and Mark setting up the clip. We talk everything from Lex Luger, Maniac Mansion, and the universe of The Fast and the Furious movie franchise. See below for timestamps, so you can skip to the parts you want to hear.
Additionally, while the marathon may have come and gone, we are still accepting donations for our campaign now through the end of the year. You can visit tinyurl.com/jasonlively to donate and can visit our Youtube page to watch all the marathon madness.
0 – 11:58: Anthony and Mark open the podcast with their usual introductions and give a bit of a background of the idea to do the Extra Life marathon and any major takeaways they may have had after their 1st year participating in the marathon.
11:59 – 50:49: The first live section from the marathon day, Anthony and Mark introduce Tom to the marathon and to the listeners as Mark and Tom play some Rocket League. Talks transition to their own personal histories of gaming, including favorite games, systems, and how young they were when they started to understand it all.
50:50 – 59:25: Anthony and Mark come back to set up the next clip and talk about their impressions of WWE 2K17, which was a first play for both of them.
59:26 – 1:26:30: Mark and Tom prepare for a 6-man TLC match on WWE 2K17, which naturally leads to a talk about wrestling. Mark and Tom are lifers, even attending some local shows, while Anthony tapped out of wrestling before the Attitude Era. They discuss past wrestling games, the state of the WWE now, and Lex Luger’s mom jeans.
1:26:30 – 1:32:10: Anthony and Mark set up the next clip, which was an unintended addition to the podcast. They talk about why the clip was added and a little bit about the next game: Vin Diesel’s Wheelman. It’s an airjacking good time.
1:32:10 – 1:59:52: While Mark is in dispose, Tom and Anthony stare at an install screen for Vin Diesel’s Wheelman. This turns into a vamped discussion about Marvel movies, The Fast and the Furious, and the bro-dude culture of the early 2000’s.
1:59:52 – 2:02:17: Even though he knows he should cut the next section for time, Anthony explains why he felt it necessary to put the next part in. This section leads them to talk about how their bodies reacted to the late night video gaming.
2:02:17 – 2:33:50: Mark fires up Mafia III and tries to engage Anthony in a discussion about race relations and its depiction in movies and video games, the difference between movies shot in the 70s and movies that depict the 70s and Anthony is having none of it.
2:33:50 – End: Anthony and Mark share their final thoughts on how the campaign went and look ahead to the next year and beyond.