Battlecast presented by Meltdown Comics (battlecast)

A kickass little indie game came out recently. It's called Owlboy. Go check it out. Dirk and Dan have been playing the butt off of it, and Dirk even picked the main character, Otus as his hero this week.

Andy's been playing a lot of pin the tail on the donkey by himself in his underwear at home alone, so he picked George W Bush.

Let's do it in Arlen, TX this week, I'll tell ya hwhat.

When Battlecast shakes your hand, it stays shook.

Warning: Almost a complete absence of ribaldry.

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Direct download: V02E15_W_vs_Owlboy.mp3
Category:Battlecast -- posted at: 3:35am PDT

We're sorry. The beginning of this episode assumed that people were better.

We finished up our Extra Life stream with another episode of Battlecast: this one. It's James playing one of the strangest wrestlers (yes, we know that's saying a lot) we've ever heard of, Broken Matt Hardy vs. one of the most vanilla characters in anything ever, the main guy from J.A.G.- LTCR Harm.

Battlecast has the best words.

Warning: WE SWEAR WE DIDN'T MEAN TO PREDICT IT

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Direct download: V02E14_Broken_Matt_Hardy_vs_Lt_Cdr_Harmon_Rabb.mp3
Category:Battlecast -- posted at: 5:32am PDT

Firstly, thanks to everyone that tuned in and/or donated to us for Extra Life (you still can by the way if you feel like helpin' out a heck of a worth cause). We had an amazing time doing a double header of episodes as well as like 8 hours of DnD

Here's the first ep. we recorded that day- it's Doctor v Disease for this special edition of Battlecast. Rude crude viral dude, Thrax (the bad guy from Osmosis Jones) as played by Dirk goes tendril to tassle with kung-fu magic super-surgeon, Dr. Strange as played by Dan. Oh yeah and it's in some random Ukrainian city called Pripyat.

Battlecast it for the kids, maaaaan.

Warning: Andy's obsession with butt toys continues.

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Direct download: V02E13_Thrax_vs_Dr_Strange.mp3
Category:Battlecast -- posted at: 5:53am PDT

One half of Battlecast takes over at Stan Lee's Los Angeles Comic Con! And by take over, we mean kicked it at a booth and shat the shit for a little. And by one half of Battlecast, we really only mean one third because it's just James and Dan.

They talk about how lame LA is, Don't Hug Me I'm Scared cosplay, various sitcoms from the 1990s, and why the heck we were up there in the first place.

We'll be back with a regular-style Battlecast episode next week. Enjoy some banter in the meantime!

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Direct download: V02E12_Stan_Lees_LA_Comic_Con_with_James_and_Dan.mp3
Category:Battlecast -- posted at: 4:54am PDT

You should probably go watch Black Mirror on Netflix. They aren't paying us to say that, it's just really really good. Also it's our battleground this week so you will probably (100% definitely) hear some spoilers about it on this ep. It's ol' Danny Boy vs. ol' Dirkie Poo as the New Ghostbusters and the Sid Meyer's Civilization Narrator respectively.

Look! Up in the sky! It's a Battle! It's a cast! It's Battlecast!

Warning: WATCH BLACK MIRROR FIRST PROBABLY

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Direct download: V02E11_Civ_Narrator_vs_New_Ghostbusters.mp3
Category:Battlecast -- posted at: 4:28am PDT

Have you ever found something on the internet that's so hypnotic and wonderful that you immediately fall in love with it and can't help but digest every single episode of it? No, dummy. We're not talking about Battlecast. We're talking about the Primitive Technology Channel. Go watch it. Also Andy is battling as the guy who runs it. He's frighting... erm, fighting against James as Stephen King's IT aka Pennywise.

These two unlikely enemies discover the whimsical world of The Princess Bride. But mostly just the Fire Swamps.

Never go in against a Battlecast... when DEATH is on the line!

Warning: Dan was not meant for stand-up

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Direct download: V02E10_The_Primitive_Technology_Channel_Guy_vs_IT.mp3
Category:Battlecast -- posted at: 3:59am PDT

Unlike certain Republican presidential nominees, the Battle Boys are distinctly prosogynistic. To prove it, we welcome two females that sort of tolerate us. It's Mrs. Anneke "Married to Dirk" Stenger and Ms. Cora "Cora" Cora.

They'll judicate the battle that takes place in Lichfield Prison from Orange is the New Black between two characters that we're just shocked have never come up before. It's Dirk as peppy British speed demoness, Tracer vs Dan as the Lord of Portals and being locked in a lab with robots that sing about cake, Chell. My god the Portal games are fun.

The Battlecast is a lie.

Warning: Pancakes for breakfast.

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Direct download: V02E09_Tracer_vs_Chell.mp3
Category:Battlecast -- posted at: 5:49am PDT

You thought, hoped, and the religious among you prayed that Lady Gaga was never to be used on the show again. If you needed more proof that we live in a cruel, godless world, I give you exhibit G: this god damn episode. It's James as Lady Gaga going bangs to sweaty forehead with Drik as Marvel's bulletproof Netflix star, Luke Cage.

Oh and probably much more importantly, the mystery guest that was previously accused of some pretty heinous groping is here to tell his side of the story.

Can't hear my, can't hear my, no you can't hear my b-b-b-Battlecast.

Warning: Battlecast sans-Dan is the best. Lol.

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Direct download: V02E08_Lady_Gaga_vs_Luke_Cage.mp3
Category:Battlecast -- posted at: 4:34am PDT

BREAKING NEWS: Andy has been replaced on the show by Eric Baudour from Mega 64 so we're going to completely overhaul the show to be entirely about pro wrestling and devastatingly horrible internet videos. You're welcome.

Before the format changes though, we'll do a battle or something. It's Eric as the machoest man there ever was, Randy Savage. Dan's going with a hero of the only real wrestling there is. Cros wrestling. Steve Irwin. Neither one of them will be up to business as usual though because it's going down in the zombie infested mall from Dead Rising.

C'mon don't be scurred, you runnin' from Battlecast, that's what I heard.

Warning: Prepare the ear bleach.

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Direct download: V02E07_Steve_Irwin_vs_Macho_Man.mp3
Category:Battlecast -- posted at: 7:45am PDT

Welcome friend of the show and coffee connoisseur and generally responsible adult, Elijah Elliot!

He's sitting in for ol' new-job-James this week as Brad Pitt's fast talking pikey from Snatch, Mickey O'Niell. Andy loves winning so he picked a character he was positive he'd win with. The best part of the last two X-Men movies, Quicksilver. Let's take these fellers deep under the sea to a lab. Sealab. 2021.

But oh I ain't evah seen a Battlecast fly.

Warning: Real Talk as fugh.

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Direct download: V02E06_Quicksilver_vs_Mickey_ONeill.mp3
Category:Battlecast -- posted at: 4:35am PDT