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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!

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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.

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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!

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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"

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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"

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8:06 PM on 10.04.2012  

Secret Moon Base - Ep.023 "All Roads Lead to Poundtown"



If the header didn't tip you off, this episode is all about Borderlands 2! Seeing that all three residents of the moon base have been logging some serious hours into this lovely game over the last few weeks, it only felt natural to sit down and talk about why we love it so much! We chat about the numerous improvements, reveal our favorite NPCs, delve into the ups and downs of each playable character and maybe even bitch about the map a little.

As always, we saved the best for last with some really great listener questions which helped us round out the discussion. If you'd like to hear your question answered on the next episode, find us on Twitter: @theSMBpodcast. We do our best to answer them all; even the cartoon sex ones!

Ep.023 "All Roads Lead to Poundtown"

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2:46 PM on 09.18.2012  

Secret Moon Base - Ep.022 "Christian Singles Mixer"


I hope this makes up for our complete lack of sex appeal.

Hey guys, check this out! You don't have to wait for an agonizing month (or two) for a fresh dose of Secret Moon Base goodness. The crew catches up on their post-PAX activities, what games they've been playing lately and discusses the positives and negatives of the horrifying yet unavoidable terror known as the console exclusive.

Lots of thoughtful listener questions this time too, which is always nice. Plus you get to hear knutaf talk about sandwiches and cranberry juice. Where am I? Heaven?!?!

If you're drinking, you'll have to pour one out for the Carol Burnett Fun Fact segment, as the well has run dry. But throw your computer or iDevice out the window just yet! Instead of silly trivia about some lady no one likes, Occam shares some movie recommendations! The man has impeccable taste so check these out, share them with your friends and you can pretend like you discovered them yourself.

You can stream the episode directly using the link below or subscribe to us on iTunes and digest them later!

Episode 022 "Christian Singles Mixer"

As a special bonus (?), our intro this time is around 13 minutes of the random crap we talk about before we start our official show. Take a peek behind the curtains and watch us get dressed, if you're into that sort of thing.

Want to get involved? You can ask us questions on Twitter (@theSMBpodcast), send us an email (theSMBpodcast_at_gmail_dot_com) or heck, just comment below! Thanks for listening!   read


2:37 PM on 09.07.2012  

Secret Moon Base - Ep.021 "Enough To Fill a Shortbus"


It was kind of like this only the people were better looking.

A beautiful thing happened at PAX Prime this year. Late Saturday night (or early Sunday morning, depending on how you look at it), after a long day of video games and alcohol, Corduroy Turtle (me) convinced nearly everyone in hanging out at [redacted]'s house to cram into a room in the back room and record a quick podcast..... on a single Rock Band microphone.

Was this the best idea? Yes. Was it executed flawlessly? Not necessarily. Still, it turned out better than I expected and it was exciting being surrounded by a bunch of my friends. Who would that be? Well let's see - myself, knutaf, Occam's electric toothbrush, Qalamari, Magpie, mrandydixon, bbain, Law of Thermal Dynamics, Beyamor, SuperMonk4Ever, SteezyXL, Fame Designer, Wolf Girl and Colton Phillips! That's a buttload of people!

Come and listen to our impressions of PAX! Thanks again to everyone for entertaining this silly idea such a ridiculous hour.

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Ep. 021 "Enough To Fill A Shortbus"

You may find yourself turning the volume up in order to hear certain segments better but BEWARE, sometimes a jerk yells into the mic. A thousand apologies for the mic movement sound.

Want to get involved? You can ask us questions on Twitter (@theSMBpodcast), send us an email (theSMBpodcast_at_gmail_dot_com) or heck, just comment below! Thanks for listening!   read


4:46 PM on 07.24.2012  

Episode 020 "Emotionally Vulnerable for Journey" featuring bbain & Ian Stocker!



We're back! After what seems like forever, we have returned with a very special surprise for our 20th episode. Not only did bbain make his second appearance but the creator of Escape Goat and the Soulcaster series, Ian Stocker joined us as well! Very exciting!

In this episode, much like "Dry Rub Contest", we had fun pitching game ideas to each other. Since we had a professional around this time, we got some honest feedback and insight on what it takes to actually put a game together. For instance, motion capturing live birds may be expensive and time consuming but, in the end, totally worth it. Good to know.

You can stream the episode directly using the link below or subscribe to us on iTunes and digest them later!

Episode 020 "Emotionally Vulnerable for Journey"

The intro music this time around is from the absolutely stellar Escape Goat OST. If you'd like to check out some of Mr. Stocker's wonderful games, head over to MagicalTimeBean.com or search for them on the XBLIG marketplace. They're definitely worth your time. Thanks again to Ian and bbain for joining us in the Base, especially on such short notice. We had a blast! See you all next episode!

Want to get involved? You can ask us questions on Twitter (@theSMBpodcast), send us an email (theSMBpodcast_at_gmail_dot_com) or heck, just comment below! Thanks for listening!   read


1:13 PM on 06.04.2012  

Secret Moon Base - Ep.018 "Emotional Boner" and Ep.019 "Max Payne, Time Wizard"!




Hello Cblog readers! We've got a double dose of fun for you here with two full episodes!

In last week's episode we were joined by two lovely ladies - COM 01 and sleepypawn! We talked about infomercials, Bioshock, Mass Effect, women in games and Hugh's luscious body hair.

In this week's episode we were joined by two burly men - Browner2008 and LawofThermalDynamics! We discussed JRPGs, time manipulation through medication, the Wii U and our mutual love of strategy RGPs!

You can stream the episodes from the links below or subscribe to us on iTunes and digest them later!

SMB Episode 018 "Emotional Boner"

SMB Episode 019 "Max Payne, Time Wizard"

Huge thanks to Browner2008 (apolii90), COM 01, LawofThermalDynamics and sleepypawn for being our wonderful guests! Now excuse us as this blog is forced into the dark depths of page 2 by an avalance of E3 blogs. See you next time!

Like the show but want more? You can ask us questions on Twitter (@theSMBpodcast), send us an email (theSMBpodcast_at_gmail_dot_com) or heck, just comment below! Thanks for listening!   read


10:14 PM on 05.21.2012  

Secret Moon Base - Ep.017 "Where Are You, Stephen?" featuring falsenipple!



Hey there, Destructoid! We're back from our week off and we have a lovely E3 themed episode cooked up and ready to serve. Our guest this week was the elusive falsenipple who dropped by to share his special brand of trolling with us. He's an alright guy, except for the pee smells.

You can stream the episode from the link below or subscribe to us on iTunes and digest this episode later!

SMB Episode 017 "Where Are You, Stephen?"

0:00:00 - intro >> "Bones McCoy" from the Sword & Sworcery OST
0:04:30 - what Occam has been playing >> custom Prototype 2 torture moves
0:10:00 - absolutely terrible Macho Man impression
0:12:30 - what falsenipple has been playing >> stupid Minecraft duels
0:22:30 - what knutaf has been playing >> mostly just poorly lit ghosts
0:29:30 - what Corduroy has been playing >> the strategy of diving headfirst into gunfire
0:46:30 - Diablo III discussion
0:53:30 - Occam's computer won't run the Secret World beta :(
0:56:30 - this week's topic: E3 2012!
0:57:30 - Corduroy's the only one excite for the Wii U >> "take it to the shitter"
1:08:00 - excitement about Borderlands 2 and the possibility of a 3DS Metroid game
1:10:30 - LISTENER QUESTIONS!
1:18:00 - PC elitists are good at "butthole kissing", according to falsenipple
1:36:30 - are game announcements really "leaked"?
1:40:00 - Corduroy's grandma cried >> of course knutaf makes it sexual
1:41:30 - Tak Fujii is extreeeemely nice >> Mr. Caffeine is kind of a douche
1:53:30 - we create a new drinking game especially for our listeners
1:55:00 - knutaf thinks the Steam Box is definitely a real thing that will be announced.........later
2:00:30 - Carol Burnett fun fact >> subscribe on iTunes

Thanks again to falsenipple for being a wonderful guest and we'll see you all next week!

Like the show but want more? You can ask us questions on Twitter (@theSMBpodcast), send us an email (secretmoonbase_at_gmail_dot_com) or heck, just comment below! Thanks for listening!   read







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