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5:25 PM on 12.11.2014

Ep. 037 "A Shot of Vinegar" feat. Wrenchfarm is all about The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth!


Hey, I finally remembered the Secret Moon Base account password. Nice.

A few weeks ago, we recorded our November episode, and there was just no way around it - we had to dedicate it to The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth. We hope that's cool with you all. Unfortunately, Andy and Occam couldn't make it this time, but we called in our buddy Nic Rowen, aka Wrenchfarm, to fill in for them. Lucky for us, he's obsessed with this game too!

We do manage to squeeze in roughly 20 minutes of non-Isaac talk so you're not completely out of luck if this game isn't your thing. I'll also throw out the s-word in case anyone out there is sensitive to some of the deep secrets, items and bosses hidden in Rebirth. So beware of SPOILERS, I guess.

[url=]EPISODE 037 - A SHOT OF VINEGAR[/url]

If you've got a couple hours to spare, you can stream the episode with the above link, or subscribe to us on iTunes. 


In other news, we will be recording our December episode this Saturday! If you guys have any questions for us, go ahead and drop them right here! It's easily my favorite part of each episode. :)

See you guys next time!


7:18 PM on 12.19.2013

SECRET MOON BASE - Episode 034 "Mustard Captains"

Hey guys. I won't bother explaining our recent absence but I would like to apologize for keeping you all in the dark for so long. It feels good to be back! The SMB crew is together again and we picked up right where we left off. Good times.

In our usual style, we use video games as merely a catalyst for deep conversation about a multitude of meaningful topics: charismatic handicapped people, dudes in girl panties, the Suicide Girls, our power animals, BREAD, etc.

On the games front, Occam's 3DS has been getting a lot of play, with great RPGs like Fire Emblem Awakening and Project X Zone. Corduroy's been enjoying his Wii U mostly due to Super Mario 3D World and Wind Waker HD. And of course knutaf's been digging deeper into Dark Souls PC, as well as enjoying a few indie gems, like Risk of Rain. Check it out! 

SECRET MOON BASE 034 - "Mustard Captains"

You can stream this episode from the link above, or subscribe to use on iTunes for easy access to our extensive backlog!

Other games discussed: Killer is Dead, Fire Emblem Awakening, Bioshock Infinite: Burial at Sea, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Mario Golf 64, Super Smash Bros, GTA V, Pikmin 3, Pokemon X/Y, Gone Home, Rogue Legacy, Dead Rising 3, Path of Exile and others.

As always, thanks for listening! We received more than a few messages during our hiatus and the guilt we felt was extreme. We don't like hurting the people we love so we're going to try and get these out more often. Stay tuned!   read

3:44 PM on 04.30.2013

SECRET MOON BASE - Episode 033 "Hoisting a Boombox" feat. Stevil and Wrenchfarm!

Secret Moon who?

Yeah, it's been a while, folks. You have our sincerest apologies for that. Hopefully your ears are still hungry for our sound-meats because we have a lovely new episode baked and ready for immediate auditory consumption! Join Secret Moon Base's Occam and knutaf as they discuss every spoilerific detail of Bioshock Infinite with returning fan-favorite, Stevil, and soon-to-be-fan-favorite, Wrenchfarm! Both men had a lot to say, which is good because that's the whole idea of recording these things, right? Plus, no Corduroy this time. How could this episode get any better?

Besides Infinite, Wrenchfarm has been playing a lot of that cool, new Batman fighting game, Injustice: Gods Among Us, along with probably too much MechWarrior Online. Stevil's been blasting his way through sleeper hit Binary Domain and loving on XCOM: Enemy Unknown. Meanwhile, Occam has been straight up perforating Nazi genitals in Sniper Elite v2 and breeding sea scorpions in Jurassic Park Builder for iOS. And finally, between his regular Dark Souls injections, knutaf's been streaming his playthrough of the amazing Eternal Darkness, snagging some more medals in Trials Evolution and fumbling through the confusing, nightmarish hellscape that is Starseed Pilgrim.

For those wanting to avoid **BIOSHOCK INFINITE SPOILERS**, you'll want to stop at the 28 minute mark. Just a heads up!

Episode 033 - "Hoisting a Boombox"

You can stream this episode directly from the link above, or subscribe to us on iTunes for easy access to all of our episodes.

Also, we didn't skip episode 032, we just failed to post up a blog! If you haven't already heard it, we were joined by Dtoid's sweetheart, smurfee mcgee for an all listener question extravaganza! Here it be:

Episode 032 - "Cell Phone Punk"

Many thanks to smurfee, Stevil and Wrenchfarm for joining us in the Base! See y'all next time.   read

8:27 PM on 02.18.2013

SECRET MOON BASE - Episode 031 "Onion Domes" featuring Robert Dickau!

Howdy, folks! We've got another hefty episode here, ready for audible consumption. Although we were down a man (Occam, our pop culture expert) we were lucky enough to be joined by our Twitter buddy Robert Dickau! He's a fellow puzzle gamer and an all-around intelligent guy, which made him the ideal guest for this episode about... puzzle games!

I don't think any of us realized exactly how vast of a topic this was going in. At nearly 3 hours long, this is our longest episode yet! We covered everything from Tetris and Dr. Mario to modern classics like Portal and Antichamber, as well as just about everything in between. Check it out!

Episode 031 - "Onion Domes"

0:00:00 - intro music, awkward introductions
0:02:30 - recent news
0:11:00 - played lately > Corduroy
0:24:00 - played lately > Robert
0:42:00 - played lately > knutaf
0:59:00 - PUZZLE GAMES!!!
1:37:30 - listener questions > on-topic
2:20:00 - listener questions > off-topic
2:37:00 - movie recommendations, awkward outro

You can stream this episode directly from the link above, or subscribe to us on iTunes for easy access to all of our episodes.   read

4:53 PM on 01.28.2013

SECRET MOON BASE - Episode 030 "Deep Doggin' It" featuring magpie!

You wouldn't know it from the title (or the header pic, for that matter) but this week's episode is all about the pros and cons of touchscreen games. Joining us this week is an expert on the matter, who also happens to be knutaf's wife, magpie! You may also know her as @leiapico on Twitter. Listen as her and Occam talk about important things like feeding dinosaurs and their favorite Vampire: The Masquerade clans while Corduroy and knutaf sigh loudly and pout. Well, maybe that was just Corduroy...

We tried something a little different this week and let the topic-relevant listener questions guide the main conversation instead of saving them all for the end. Overall, I think it worked out pretty well. As usual, hit us up on Twitter (@theSMBpodcast) if you want to ask us a question. If 140 characters isn't enough, just shoot us an email (theSMBpodcast [at] gmail [dot] com).

Thanks again to magpie for being a wonderful guest and of course thanks for listening. See you next time!

Episode 030 - "Deep Doggin' It"

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5:12 PM on 01.14.2013

Secret Moon Base - Ep.029 "A Human Fiddler Crab"

I want Christoph Waltz to read me bedtime stories.

Aaaaaand we’re back! Occam, knutaf and Corduroy have once again joined forces and recorded a two and a half hour conversation, just for you! We had been apart for a while so it was great to hear their voices again. As a result, there's a fair amount of NVGR talk at the beginning but it's all good stuff.

But make no mistake, we did play a lot of games. Corduroy played too much Letterpress and finally finished The Walking Dead. His opinion may (not) surprise you! Knutaf shares his thoughts on Analogue: A Hate Story and played some lame seek-and-find games on the Surface. Also, Dark Souls. Occam built a dinosaur park on his new iPad and became the white savior in Far Cry 3. Sadly, shark punching is not allowed... 3/10.

Of course, we can't forget about our lovely listener questions. Thanks to everyone who contributed! We threw up a blog last week asking for questions and got a pretty good response so we may continue to do that. Either way, you can always find us on Twitter (@theSMBpodcast) or send us an email ([email protected]) if you have any questions, comments or criticisms. See you next time!

Episode 029 - "A Human Fiddler Crab"

You can stream this episode directly from the link above, or subscribe to us on iTunes for easy access to all of our episodes.   read

11:11 PM on 01.09.2013

Secret Moon Base wants your questions! (Also, new logo for 2013)

Hey! Secret Moon Base is back for 2013 and we're recording a brand new episode tomorrow night! Usually we gather our questions on Twitter but we wanted to give some our non-Twitter friends here on the Cblogs a chance to join in on the fun too.

We won't necessarily be discussing a specific topic tomorrow. We'll just be catching up with each other, maybe talking about some recent news and (of course) answering anything you guys and gals want ask us! It can be videogame related, which is cool, or non-videogame related, which is badass too. Either way, we'll do our best to satisfy your query and you can catch our answers when we post the new episode!

Oh, and we have a new logo now! Corduroy (me) probably spent too long working on it but he (me, again) thinks it turned out pretty good. Anyway, talk to you all soon!


6:00 PM on 12.18.2012

The Secret Moon Base Best of 2012 Awards! - Ep. 028 "Spitler"

Hello, Destructoid readers! Can you believe that Secret Moon Base has been around for a year? That's nuts. We started this podcast way back in January and have spent the whole year talking your ear off about the video games, movies, sex positions, food, hot guys, Wu Tang members, and pretty much whatever else was on our minds. It's been a blast so far and we will continue to hone our craft and keep these episodes coming in 2013. Woohoo!

BUT! It's still 2012 and we have one last thing we need to get off our chest before we welcome the new year. There is no shortage of awards getting tossed around and we wanted in on some of this action. So we wrote up some unique categories, made our picks and, for good measure, sent them out to our former guests to see what they had to say as well! We collected all the data, made ourselves a drink, finished dinner, and recorded the most comprehensive video game awards show we've ever produced! You may be surprised by some of our picks!

Give it a listen and give us some feedback, if you're so inclined. What did you love? What should we change for next year? If you want to get involved, find us on Twitter (@theSMBpodcast) and ask us a question. Thanks for listening!

The Secret Moon Base Best of 2012 Awards!

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2:44 PM on 12.04.2012

Secret Moon Base - Ep.027 "A Fetching Puerto Rican" featuring AngelEena!

Let this header serve as a **SPOILER WARNING** for episode one of The Walking Dead game.

Greetings, Cbloggers! How was your Thanksgiving? Ours was collectively pretty amazing, filled with great food, family gatherings and (at least for 3 of us) enough alcohol to drown a Clydesdale. Good times all around.

Our guest this week is Dtoider and bakery goddess, AngelEena! We talk about food (a lot) before delving into what we've been playing lately. Occam gives us his thoughts on the ending of Borderlands 2 and Halo 4's multiplayer. Angel reveals her obsession with Harvest Moon and explains why she's all about handhelds. Corduroy questions why he's been playing so much Punch Quest and kicks the door wide open on episode one of The Walking Dead game. Knutaf got completely sucked into La Mulana (read more here) and finished up Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery. Games!

That's just the first half. Since we didn't have a topic this week, the second half was dedicated to well over an hour of listener question goodness. If you'd like to hear your question answered on the next episode, find us on Twitter: @theSMBpodcast.

Ep.027 "A Fetching Puerto Rican"

Big thanks to Angel for being such a lovely guest! See y'all next episode.

You can stream this episode directly from the link above, or better yet, subscribe to us on iTunes for easy access to all of our episodes. See you next time!   read

3:50 PM on 11.16.2012

Secret Moon Base - Ep.026 "Space Baptists" featuring SuperMonk4Ever!

Master Chief, unmasked

Hey there, Clboggers! For our 26th episode we invited our friend and 360 FNF contributor SuperMonk4Ever into the Moon Base to chat about the biggest Xbox 360 game of the year, Halo 4! Of course, if you've listened to any of our previous episodes, you'll know that we frequently deviate from our topic and this one is no different. There's a surprising amount of laughter in this episode too. It's almost as if we're enjoying ourselves.

Back by popular demand is the Occam intro (absorbent undergarments are recommended). This sexual energy carries us into our first serious discussion -- food sex, obviously. Occam gives us his thoughts on Dishonored and Assassin's Creed III. SuperMonk gives us the low down on Black Ops 2 and what it's like gaming on a STANDARD DEFINITION TELEVISION. Corduroy says goodbye to Gears of War 3 and complains about email advertising. Knutaf obsesses over La Mulana and tells us about his new Dark Souls build. Of course, we talk about Halo 4 a bunch and do our best to avoid spoilers. That being said **spoiler** we like it a lot.

As usual we saved the best for last. Listener questions rounded out our discussion but (thankfully) took us off topic quite a bit too. Thanks guys! If you'd like to hear your question answered on the next episode, find us on Twitter: @theSMBpodcast.

Ep.026 "Space Baptists"

Huge thanks to SuperMonk4Ever for being a wonderful guest and to you all for listening. Have a great weekend!

You can stream this episode directly from the link above, or better yet, subscribe to us on iTunes for easy access to all of our episodes. See you next time!   read

4:37 PM on 10.31.2012

Secret Moon Base - Ep.025 "Ballskin Monster" featuring Nihil!

Hello, Destructoid Cbloggers. Happy Halloween! In this, our twenty fifth episode, the Secret Moon Base crew teamed up with everyone's favorite Rape Genie, Nihil, to discuss the only thing that made sense - horror games!

Occam handles the intro this time around and, I must say, does an absolutely fantastic job. Corduroy gets everybody talking about The Raid: Redemption and gives his thoughts on Dishonored. Knutaf explains how pleased he is with the new Dark Souls DLC and gushes about Mark of the Ninja. Nihil confesses his love for all things Lovecraft and gives us the juicy details on the custom Werewolf game he created for the Forums. And that's all before we even delve into our topic! Get comfortable, people, this is a loooong one.

Partly to blame are our wonderful listeners who unleashed a virtual tidal wave of questions onto us this week and we can't thank you guys and gals enough. You are truly the candy to our corn. If you'd like to hear your question answered on the next episode, find us on Twitter: @theSMBpodcast.

Major thanks to Nihil for being a badass guest and thanks to you all for listening!

Ep.025 "Ballskin Monster"

You can stream this episode directly from the link above, or better yet, subscribe to us on iTunes for easy access to all of our episodes. See you next time!   read

2:42 PM on 10.17.2012

Secret Moon Base - Episode 024 "Piano Bastards"

Hey there, listeners. First things first, I should warn you guys about the super weird intro music this week. Sometimes our editor knutaf gets all hopped up on cranberry juice and just wigs out! Beware! (It's actually pretty hilarious)

For your listening pleasure this week, the men of Secret Moon Base (there's a 2013 calendar in the works) have rounded up all of this year's big holiday titles and slathered them with our thoughts. It took a long time too, as this episode runs over the two hour mark by a decent amount. It probably didn't help that we talked about RuPaul's Drag Race and the history of gay club culture for about 20 minutes. Video games, people!

Our listener questions came out in full force this week but we made sure to answer every single one because we love you guys and gals so much. If you'd like to hear your question answered on the next episode, find us on Twitter: @theSMBpodcast.

Ep.024 "Piano Bastards"

You can stream this episode directly from the link above, or better yet, subscribe to us on iTunes for easy access to all of our episodes! It's almost like we're a real podcast.   read

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