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Rescue the Princess! – #0027! The Sound of Music!

RtP! discusses the POWER OF MUSIC in video games! How does it affect characters and story? Does it actually make them better? We also give our TOP 10 favorite tracks!

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Rescue the Princess! – #0026! Batman: Arkham City!

We look back and review the story of Batman: Arkham City!

Major plot spoilers are involved so BE WARNED.

We’ve also jam packed this podcast with gameplay so you can see sexy Catwoman slink around as we analyze her VITAL role in the game!

Was this the game Batman fans deserve but not the one they need?


Rescue the Princess! – #0025! Spoiler Cast!

RtP! discusses plot twists in video games. Which ones surprised us and which ones were predictable? Which ones were interesting and which were complete garbage?

With CUTSCENES and special guest Xinity!

Mega spoilers for Assassin’s Creed, Persona 3/4, Metal Gear Solid, Knights of the Old Republic, Final Fantasy X, Heavy Rain, Chrono Trigger, System Shock, Ghost Trick, Red Dead Redemption, The Walking Dead.


Rescue the Princess! – #0024! The Portrayal of War in Games!

We sit down to discuss the way video games portray war and the battlefield. In what ways do they depict reality, violence and strategy? Is it even possible to showcase war without gratuitousness and do we even want realistic war games?

Lest we forget.


Rescue the Princess! Goes to Youmacon

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We document our trip to the Renaissance Center in Detroit! Tune in for cosplay, merchandise, dancing, food, and our review of the convention.

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RtP! plays Slender with Frightened Girl!

We sit down in the dark to play Slender in an attempt to scare ourselves on Halloween. Did it work? Tune in to witness the horror…

Starring special guest Rakal.


Rescue the Princess! Casual Cast 0003!

RtP! casually conducts conversation with two special guests.


Rescue the Princess! – #0023! The Curse of Video Game Franchises!

RtP! discusses the impact that video game franchises have on the quality of storytelling in games.

Some topics covered:
Metal Gear Solid
Final Fantasy
The Legend of Zelda
Metroid
Kingdom Hearts
Warcraft
Bioshock
Suda 51
Team Ico
Fire Emblem
The MANY incarnations of Mario.
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Rescue the Princess! Casual Cast #0001!

It’s RtP’s first casual podcast in which we discuss a host of topics including Resident Evil 6 and what makes games scary; the importance of playing old games, Guild Wars 2, Fan Expo adventures, the new Metal Gear Solid game, and b-rock’s artsiness!


Rescue the Princess! – #0022! Video Game Villains!

RtP! discusses what makes a good villain in video games.


Rescue the Princess! – #0021! Difficult Choices in Video Games!

RtP! discusses the most difficult choices we’ve had to make in games.


Rescue the Princess! – #0020! Being Chintzy!

RtP! discusses the concept of companions in video games! Are they useful? Are they annoying? Which duos demonstrate the true power of TEAMWORK?

Spoilers: Hellnight, Bioshock 2, Ico, Passage.

Who are YOUR favorite partners?


Rescue the Princess! – #0019! Badasses F*** Their Crew!

RtP! discusses the concept of romantic relationships in video games, specifically ones that are affected by the player’s actions.

Games discussed and possible spoilers for: Mass Effect, Harvest Moon, Fire Emblem, Alpha Protocol, Pandora’s Tower, Persona 3 + 4, Dragon Age II.


RtP!’s Anime North Adventure

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It`s the final Anime North post! (maybe). We vlog our trip in a comprehensive half hour podcast thing. Cosplay, lines, masquerades, lines, injuries, lines, fan recognition, panels, pictures, shout-outs and more lines!

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Persona 4 Panel at Anime North 2012

It’s the Persona 4 panel at Anime North! Seagz, Lost Link and b-rock discuss the game’s story and characters with the audience. And what an audience! We had the very last slot at the convention and we thought everyone would have gone home and no one show up…so we were surprised to find a FULLHOUSE filled with dedicated Persona fans. Thanks for coming out and for being such a great audience.

And a special shout-out to the tech guy who participated in our presentation………


RtP! TO HOST PERSONA 4 PANEL AT ANIME NORTH 2012

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That’s right! If you’re in the downtown area May 25-27 you just might be one of the 20,000 people attending this year’s Anime North, Toronto’s weekend-long super-anime-enthusiast convention. And this year Rescue the Princess! is hosting a discussion panel on Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4.

Stop by our very own Velvet Room to hear and participate in some sophisticated babble on the game’s story, themes and characters. We may even touch upon the recent anime adaptation! Maybe. So if you’re headed to Anime North this year, check your programming schedule and visit us for some BRILLIANT insight, cosplay and prizes. Prizes??

If you’re not into P4 or our panel doesn’t fit into your schedule and you really, really want an autograph, you may be able to catch us roaming around the parking lot…as the cast from Ghost Trick.

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UPDATE. Panel location and time: Sunday May 27th. Sheraton, Niagara Room. 5pm.


Rescue the Princess! – #0018! The Open World Game

It’s podcast #18 and RtP! has gathered together to discuss the concept of open world video games and how storytelling can work (or not) within them. Youtube video is audio only with pictures. Download MP3 below!

Games discussed, no real spoilers:

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Grand Theft Auto IV
Red Dead Redemption
L.A. Noire
Batman: Arkham City
Fallout 3
Persona 4

Download audio only version HERE!


Rescue the Princess! – #0017! Game Story of the Year Awards!

Rescue the Princess! is kicking off the awards season by announcing the best video game stories of last year! And it’s a SPOILER FREE podcast. Did your favorites make it on to the list? Tune in to find out! Hosted by Lost Link and Seagz.

Opening music jacked from “8-bit Escape from L.A. Theme”. Oscarly edited by Lost Link.


Rescue the Princess! – #0016! Christmascast!

Merry Christmas! Rescue the Princess gathers together for some holiday cheer and discussion on what we’re looking forward to in 2012. What games are sure to have engrossing tales? Cooleto and Seagz even dare to mention games that don’t focus on story at all!

What games are you looking forward to the most? Email or comment!

Opening theme jacked from Mariah Carey. Cheerily edited by Lost Link.


Rescue the Princess! – #0015! Anniversarycast! EDITED VERSION!

Edited (aka BETTER) version with abundant video clips!

It’s the first anniversary of Rescue the Princess! So we’ve got Seagz as an official co-host, finally! Then we each talk about our top 3 games stories of all-time forever! Cooleto gushes over Batman! Lost Link supports Metal Gear Solid! Seagz waxes poetic about Final Fantasy AND Kingdom Hearts! b-rock chokes in rage and cries over Megaten! If you want to just know our fav games and not bother with this podcast at all, look at the About page!

Games discussed so no real spoilers:

  • Batman: Arkham City
  • Final Fantasy VII
  • Ghost Trick
  • ICO
  • Kingdom Hearts
  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
  • Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
  • Persona 4
  • Planescape: Torment
  • Red Dead Redemption
  • Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne

So what are YOUR top 3 game stories of ALL TIME? Email or comment!

Opening music jacked from “8-bit Escape from L.A. Theme”. Erotically edited by Lost Link.


Rescue the Princess! – #0015! Anniversarycast!

It’s the first anniversary of Rescue the Princess! So we’ve got Seagz as an official co-host, finally! Then we each talk about our top 3 games stories of all-time forever! Cooleto gushes over Batman! Lost Link supports Metal Gear Solid! Seagz waxes poetic about Final Fantasy AND Kingdom Hearts! b-rock chokes in rage and cries over Megaten! If you want to just know our fav games and not bother with this podcast at all, look at the About page!

Games discussed so no real spoilers EXCEPT FOR RED DEAD REDEMPTION (thank you very much, Cooleto):

  • Batman: Arkham City
  • Final Fantasy VII
  • Ghost Trick
  • ICO
  • Kingdom Hearts
  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
  • Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
  • Persona 4
  • Planescape: Torment
  • Red Dead Redemption (ACTUAL ENDGAME SPOILERS)
  • Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne

Blip had some encoding problems because Lost Link made b-rock change the perfectly wonderful current settings to a different size and bitrate and now WTF. Sorry! Still watchable, just no thumbnail!

So what are YOUR top 3 game stories of ALL TIME? Email or comment!

Opening music jacked from “8-bit Escape from L.A. Theme”. Erotically edited by b-rock.


Rescue the Princess! – #0014! Why Do We Play Games? Uncut!

Episode FOURTEEN of the Rescue the Princess podcast: why do we play games? We answer this with non-pretentious ramblings and ravings! Starring the triumphant debut of co-host Seagz and featuring special guest Phrank! Quite long, quite NSFW!

Games discussed, no real spoilers:

  • Batman: Arkham City
  • Call of Duty
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  • Fruit Ninja
  • Harvest Moon
  • Minecraft
  • Red Dead Redemption
  • Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Starcraft
  • World of Warcraft

So why do you play games? Because they’re art? Because they’re escapism? Because they’re fun? Email or comment! Also don’t forget our Youtube channel where we put up our edited videos!

Opening music jacked from “8-bit Escape from L.A. Theme”. Erotically edited by b-rock.


Rescue the Princess! – #BONUS STAGE! A TRIBUTE PODCAST?!

BONUS STAGE podcast! Rescue the Princess’ very first CLIPSHOW: it’s the tribute podcast to Mr. Cool…featuring the best of episodes 1-13…plus never-before-seen footage! VGL 2011! A LOST podcast that historians would murder to get! All that and more in the first and only clipshow we’ll ever make because this took forever! Of course it’s not-safe-for-work! Of course there’s out-of-context editing! Of course there’s montages! Of course there’s LITERARYNESS!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY COOLETO

…happy birthday Cooleto!

Music jacked from the X-Men theme, the 90s Spider-man theme, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: THE GAME, Batman, Force Unleashed 2, the Mos Eisley Cantina Band, Rango, and Adele. Enthusiastically edited with eroticism by Lost Link and b-rock.