This week on the Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show, Jeff is joined by the creator of Snood, David Dobson. They talk about how he got into programming and video games, how Snood became so popular and went "viral", and what the poems in Snood were for.
"I applied my limited artistic ability to Snood and people said 'oh this is so retro and cool', and I was like 'this is the same crappy style I was making for my other games' but I think it fit this style of game better. People expected the space games to look really cool, but this artistic style fit the casual game or [...]
This week we're talking about the video game that has already made literally $1 billion dollars: Grand Theft Auto V! As you might expect, Tom has basically lived his life inside the game since it was released while Tim is only vaguely aware that it's even out.
We also luckily have some time to talk about Tim experiencing deja vu all over again, the idea of waiting in a line for a video game, Elton John, and of course Teen Jeopardy. We also solve a listener problem concerning their brother's girlfriend hitting on her boyfriend presumably years ago.
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Here's the latest version of Conan O'Brien's web series, Clueless Gamer, in which he plays a different video game each time and gets upset and makes fun of it. This time, he's joined by hip hop artist J. Cole to play Splinter Cell: Blacklist. This should probably transition into being a series where Conan plays video games with hip hop artists every time.
From last night, here's Conan O'Brien visiting the E3 video game conference and doing a lot of goofing around. The highlight of the segment begins at 6:15 when Conan meets the guy who does the voice for Super Mario and is apparently constantly doing that voice.
Dark humor runs through Portal 2, the massively successful 2011 offering from Valve Software. The game's antagonist, GLaDOS (short for Genetic Lifeform and Disk Operating System), goads the player, pushing and prodding him or her along with an ever-present narcissistic, sarcastic, sinister wit voiced by Ellen McLain reading a script written by the legendary Erik Wolpaw. Wheatley, the enthusiastic sidekick in single-player mode, offers a light-hearted alternative to GlaDOS's dour musings. The pair combine to create a game that is exceptionally funny at times.
Portal 2, however, is not a comedy. The plot is dark and melodramatic, occasionally interspersed with moments of levity. But the video game, [...]