Episode 37: How Many Yards Are In a Yeet?

Our boy Link has recovered a lot of equipment in the form of treasure throughout the years. From bombs to arrows to slingshots, his arsenal is a veritable tool belt for adventuring. So this week, we ask: What if you could take only one of Link’s items on a deserted island? Todd stands by the grabby/pointy Hookshot, Andrew builds a block-based economy with the Cane of Somaria, and Kyle fus-ro-dahs coconuts into the horizon with the Deku Leaf.

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Episode 35: The Ballad of Sad Brent

Before Guitar Hero taught the world about Dragonforce, before Dance Dance Revolution brought us Darude, there was only one game series defined by its licensed music. And that series is Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater. Everyone has fond memories of grinding rails and doing siiick reverse indy nosebones skating to Goldfinger’s Superman. Or how about kickflipping a 520 ollie and wallplanting while Powerman 5000 blares in the background? A 360 shove it to a benihana and Primus is playing? Are these even words? What the hell were we all thinking back then?

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Episode 33: Make America Gotta Go Fast...Again

Oh Sonic...our very fast boy with a very complicated past. He’s been a street fighter, an Olympic athlete, a zero gravity surfboard racer, and even a knight facing off against King Arthur. We decided to give everyone’s favorite blue hedgehog yet another second chance by fixing some of Sonic’s more pained gimmicks. Our crack team of armchair-quarterbacking game designers are proposing massive overhauls to Sonic and The Secret Rings, the Werehog, and the edgy ‘dark’ version of Sonic whose power is gun-having.

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Episode 32: Please Stop Trying to Domesticate My Near-Sighted Son

Yeah, sure, your pet is your best friend because and they provide you with unrequited love and companionship, yada yada yada. But your dog would be waaay cooler if it could breathe fire. Hypothetical situations like this are what we here at Debate This! do best. And so, we’re taking some of Mario’s most iconic baddies and housebreaking them. Oh no, Chargin’ Chuck peed on the carpet again…

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Episode 31: The Waaahmazing Whimsy of Wario and Waluigi

From Dinosaur Blade Runner to CG hedgehogs with real human teeth, we here at Debate This! unequivocally love when video games get adapted to other things. So this week, we’re asking what video game could be the next great cinematic masterpiece. Will it be the anime-esque adventures of Monster Hunter, the hilariously unoriginal space-pirate-ninja drama from Blood Wake, or the very smelly misadventures of Nintendo’s dirty boys Wario and Waluigi?

Debate This! is going on the road...kind of! Come see us at CORGS-Con on Saturday, June 1, at the Makoy Center in Hilliard, OH. We’ll be hanging out and giving away free merch!

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Episode 30: Two Baldwins Deep (ft. Giovanni Colantonio)

The 1993 film Super Mario Bros is notorious for 1) being very bad, and 2) inadvertently creating a sub-genre of crappy movie adaptations of popular video games. So this week, we’re finally going to right this wrong and re-shoot the Mario Bros movie the right way. Problem is, we don’t actually create new concepts, we just steal from the likes of Wes Anderson, Martin Scorsese, and...the dudes from Super Troopers. Thank God we brought in guest expert Giovanni Colantonio to help pen this masterpiece.

You can listen to more of Giovanni talking about video games on Left Trigger Right Trigger, or check out Fullmetal Bazinga, an improvised science-fiction audio drama based on the final season of the Big Bang Theory!

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Episode 29: In Between Pennywise Thighs

The Top Generals of the World’s Military need our help! The R&D department of Debate ThisI Corp. has been tasked with developing a new weaponized vehicle, so naturally we’re going to pull blueprints from games because that is a totally normal thing to do. Instead of boring old helicopters, how about the AV-49 Wasp from Halo? Why drive that tank when you could fire napalm from a reinforced ice cream truck? Bomber planes not providing the ummph you need? This warp star is guaranteed to provide much more explode-ier results!

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Episode 28: Agent Kirby’s Pillow Palace

DC’s Blackest Night arc in the mid-2000s finally accomplished the thing that 30 years of comics preceding it couldn’t—it finally made the Green Lantern cool by adding other Lanterns of different colors of the spectrum. So we decided to overlay some of our favorite Smash Bros characters onto these lesser-known Lanterns to make some truly unstoppable forces. We’ve got a zombified R.O.B. that worships death, an Incineroar with rage-induced bloodfire vomit, and everyone’s favorite eldritch horror, Kirby!

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Episode 27: Gyrados Jim’s Gyrados Gym for Gyra-Bros

A trainer’s first Pokemon is arguably the most important impact on how their fighting style develops and more importantly how they grow as a trainer and as a person. So naturally, the Pokemon that best map onto our personalities are a goopy snot dragon, a swole fish with large calves, and a metallic pangolin walled off from emotions. Fortunately, Tom Zalatnai from Up for Discussion and Blasting Off Again stopped by to remind us that there is good in the world, and that a Pokemon can be used to improve society and are not just for Instagram fan pages.

You can check out Tom’s work and other shows on the Upford Network at upfordnetwork.com.

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Episode 26: Butt Thwomp Nation

Despite the fact that we’ve made it abundantly clear that we don’t know Science, our field team at Debate This Labs are studying the various colors of Yoshis to answer one very important question: Which color of Yoshi is the best? Is it the fire-breathing red yoshi, the flying blue yoshi, or the butt-thwomping yellow yoshi? There can only be one champion in the ensuing Yoshi Race Wars, because those are the imaginary stakes we’ve established today.

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