Extra Lives – Ep 1: We’re Here!

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Aug 302014

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This week we celebrate our first episode (Shhhh! Those other ones don’t count!) and talk more RAGE, Half-Life 2, Doom 3, League of Legends, and that whole Zoe Quinn thing. also; WHY THE HELL DID I BUY DUKE NUKEM FOREVER!?!? WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME!

Theme Music:
“RetroFuture Dirty” by Kevin MacLeod

Additional Music:
“Tropic of Cancer” by Chris Christodoulou
from the “Risk of Rain” OST



The Extra Lives Show: Episode Zero(point)Four!

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Aug 122014

This week the Kyles discuss Half-Life 2, World of Warcraft, EA Access and Playstation Now. Plus is Valve ramping up for a new Source engine and maybe a Half-Life 3? Let’s find out!

State of the Podcast?



The Extra Lives Show: Episode Zero(point)Two!

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Jul 292014

Join the Kyles this week as we talk more DOOM, kickflips in OlliOlli, how to pronounce Anachronox, Google’s cool billion spent on twitch, and of course Risk of Rain. All this and MORE!!!!!

State of the Podcast
Things are coming along nicely. Kyle and I have loosened up a little bit and are starting to have fun with everything (not bad for the third show!). Video quality is still lacking though. If this persist, we have decided that we will either find a better video format or go to strictly audio. What that will mean for interacting with us live i don’t know but we’ll see. Also because this is recorded live, between 39:00 and 45:00 we take a break so that I can tend to an upset child. if only I had a technical difficulties slide i could throw in there……

On the Horizon
We record next week so be on the lookout if you’d like to join in and chat. Kyle and I plan to record a video of some Risk of Rain. and release it soon. Overall, I’d say maybe a few more of these “Zero(point)” episodes and we’ll be ready to go full blown live. Hope you’re enjoying them because I know we sure are!


The Extra Lives Show: Episode Zero(point)One!

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Jul 222014

This week we discuss old school FPS’s, Risk of Rain again, and DOOMBOTS!!!! (whatever those are) Plus we dive deep into the Yogsventure! debacle and Doom….BOTS!!!!

What’s the state of the podcast?
Things are still ramping up! We’ve bought some new equipment to sound better but unfortunately our internet connection was not the greatest this week. Bummer. Video wise you’ll notice it’s like watching a slide show. Audio dips more often than wanted and Kyle M’s mic gain was a little high. But that’s why this is Episode Zero(point)One and not Episode One. Technical issues aside this is a beefy episode that’s packed full of conversation. So sit back, enjoy, and let us know what you think!

What’s on the horizon?
We plan to record again this Sunday so if you want to watch us live and chat check Google+ or my Twitter to find out when we will record. Kyle and I are working diligently to improve the show by trimming the fat (conversations that drag on) and tweaking the format so that there is less awkward silences and more coherent and meaningful conversations. As far as quality, I unfortunately can’t make my connection any better during high bandwidth times but if doing this over Google Hangouts on Air becomes too troublesome, I guarantee we’ll find a better way to do this. That aside I hope you’re enjoying the show and we can’t wait to give you more!


The Extra Lives Show: Episode Zero!

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Jul 152014

Tonight we test our new podcast over Google Hangouts, talk early access, pre-order bonuses, Rise of the Triad, Risk of Rain, You Don’t Know Jack, and much more!!

What is Extra Lives?
Extra Lives is an all new video game podcast brought to you by Kyle McCauley and Kyle Penrod (formally of The Backwards Compatible Podcast) where we get down to the nitty gritty and absolute fun that is the wonderful world of games.

Why Episode Zero?
Great question anonymous stranger! While we’re frothing at the mouth to start this podcast, we don’t quite have everything we need just yet. So we figured why not release a half baked product in it’s place until we are ready! When everything is said and done we’ll be recording every week (probably Saturday evenings) via Google Hangouts On Air and releasing both a video version (similar to the one above) and a tired and true audio version of the podcast via our website (forthcoming) and of course at the ol’ CarpeGM.net because we love those guys! Until then feel free to join us in the chat while live on the air (via Google+) every week and let us know what you think!


Feb 092014

lModiphius Entertainment Announces “MINDJAMMER
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Mindjammer Press and Modiphius Entertainment are delighted to announce their partnership to produce the new edition of  Mindjammer – The Roleplaying Game , a transhuman science-fiction roleplaying game using the  Fate Core system, written by ENnie Award-winning RPG and fiction writer Sarah Newton (Mindjammer, Achtung! Cthulhu, Monsters & Magic, Legends of Anglerre, Fate Core – Burn Shift, The Chronicles of Future Earth ).

If you would like to review Mindjammer please reply and we’ll send you the pre-release PDF! As usual if you post anything please let us know so we can link to you from our Twitter, Facebook and Modiphius.com press page as thanks!

If you are a fan of the adventure Diablo ll classic and Expansion has to offer you (read more about those games on https://www.yesgamers.com/info/diablo-2-classic-vs-expansion-lord-destruction/) then grab your blaster, thoughtcast your orders to the starship sentience, and fire up the planing engines – come and defend the light of humanity’s greatest civilization as it spreads to the stars!

Have you always wanted to play a modern science-fiction roleplaying game – with consistent yet futuristic science, virtual realites, sentient starships, realistic aliens, and mysterious worlds, yet action-packed and filled with adventure? Mindjammer is your answer. It’s a tabletop roleplaying game about heroic adventurers in the galaxy of the far future. With its hyper advanced technology humankind has spread to the stars, discovering ancient lost colonies and mysterious alien worlds. Using the popular and award-winning Fate Core rules,Mindjammerlets you play hardened mercenaries, cunning traders, steely-nerved pilots, intrigue-filled spies and culture agents, aliens, divergent hominids, artificial life forms, and even sentient starships.

Mindjammer – The Roleplaying Game is a 496-page hardback with gorgeous artwork and astrography by industry stalwarts such as Jason Juta, Eric Lofgren, Andreas Schroth, and Ian Stead. It’s a standalone game with everything you need to play, including innovative new rules for alien life, planets, and star systems, organisations, culture conflict, hypertech, starmaps, background material, virtual realities and techno-psionic powers, and much more.

It’s the Second Age of Space – the transhuman adventure is just beginning!

“We’re really excited to be releasing Mindjammer – The Roleplaying Game,”said Sarah Newton, co-owner of Mindjammer Press and author of the game.“Chris Birch (Modiphius) and I have worked together on many titles, including the ENnie-award winning Achtung! Cthulhu and first edition Mindjammer, and the ENnie-nominated Legends of Anglerre. It’s great to be teaming up now to bring Mindjammer – The Roleplaying Game and its line of supplements and fiction to a wide and discerning audience, using Modiphius’s proven industry expertise and excellent track record. We’re looking forward to a regular release of Mindjammer products with Modiphius, beginning with the core rulebook this May.”

“Mindjammer was first introduced as an incredible supplement for the enormous Starblazer Adventures RPG and it’s fantastic that Sarah has now developed the universe into such an incredible setting and brought it bang up to date with the Fate Core ruleset. I know Fate and sci-fi fans are going to find one of the best and most comprehensive roleplaying games at their fingertips.” Said Chris Birch, Publisher of Modiphius.

You can pre-order Mindjammer  The Roleplaying Game right now from theModiphius webstore and download the Thoughtcast Edition 496-page PDF immediately. The hardback version of the game is expected to ship in late March, and hit the shelves in May. A free preview is available from

Backwards Compatible – Ep 19 – Everybody does what Nintendon’t

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Feb 042014

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With Aaron back from assignment, we talk ever changing items in Legend of Dungeon, replaying the entire Tomb Raider series, contemplate radical strategies in League of Legends, point and clicking in Broken Age, ghost whales in Paranautical Activity, and what the hell is going on at Nintendo? All this and much more on this week’s episode!


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Theme Music is:

“Play the Game” by Pocketmaster

Additional Music is:

“Do The Mario” from The Super Mario Bros. Super Show

Mutant Chronicles Kickstarter is Now Live!

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Jan 282014

Mutant Chronicles Kickstarter!!!


Finally after a year of hard work the much anticipated return of the Dark Legion is here as we unveil the Mutant Chronicles 3rd Edition RPG Kickstarter!

We’re already over 72% funded (£8k of £11k) as I write this after only two hours and we have a ton of books, miniatures and accessories to fund for you with lots of new material, storyline, artwork to bring the world of Mutant Chronicles to vivid life.

Prodos Games are creating a load of new roleplaying focused villains and adventurer miniatures for the Kickstarter, and we’ll be showing them off in the coming days and weeks.

You can be sure of a wild ride ahead!

We’ll be running until 8pm on Sunday March 9th

Here’s some graphics, banners and Avatars if you’d like to support us.

As you may know, Kickstarters take an enormous amount of work to run so any help in spreading the word is so very much appreciated.


Backwards Compatible – Ep 17 – Cowboys & Dota 2’s

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Jan 152014

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With Aaron out on assignment this week; Kyle, David, and Penrod talk Snowmageddon, gun realism in Call of Duty: Black Ops II, our haul from the 2013 Steam Holiday Sale, cloud based gaming with Playstation Now, Valve’s master plan for the Steam Machines, and enlist the Overblood Super Replay Group for help deciding our Game of the Year 2013 award. All this and more in this week’s edition!


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Theme Music is:

“Play the Game” by Pocketmaster

Additional Music is:

“Theme from Call of Duty: Black Ops II” by Trent Reznor from the COD: Black Ops II OST