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Secret Moon Base is a videogame podcast featuring a few of your fellow community bloggers here on Destructoid. We talk about recent announcements, chat about what we've been playing lately and usually tackle a different videogame related topic each episode.

The Cast
Corduroy Turtle
- Eric @corduroyturtle
- Newt @_knutaf
Occams electric toothbrush
- Hugh @Tee_Ball_Bat

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Episode List
001 Put a Pin In It
- most anticipated games of 2012
002 Harmonica
- the 2012 Independent Games Festival finalists
003 There Is No Santa
- childhood memories w/ Mr. Andy Dixon
004 Candy Corn Soda
- great bits of downloadable content
005 Meatball Hot Pockets
- favorite characters of all time w/ Mr. Andy Dixon
006 Fiddling Nightbear
- adventure games w/ Stevil
007 A Baby Piloting a Mech
- fighting games w/ SteezyXL
008 Sign This Petition...
- growing old as a gamer
009 Swan Fighting Tips
- hype and related things
010 Dry Rub Contest
- pitching videogame ideas
011 Dan the Special Ops Guy
- local/online multiplayer
012 Hobo Wolverine
- favorite weapons w/ Qalamari
013 Beyond the V-Neck
- random talk w/ Beyamor
014 Princess and the Peach
- random talk w/ RachelZG
015 Twelvethy Mathousand
- Super Mario Bros w/ Sean Daisy
016 Kingdoms of Sticklebutt
- favorite bosses w/ bbain
017 Where Are You, Stephen?
- E3 predictions w/ Falsenipple
018 Emotional Boner
- women in games w/ COM 01 & sleepypawn
019 Max Payne, Time Wizard
- JRPGs w/ Browner2008 & LawofThermalDynamics
020 Emotionally Vulnerable... Journey
- game ideas w/ bbain & Ian Stocker
021 Enough To Fill a Shortbus
- PAX 12 impressions w/ too many people
022 Christian Singles Mixer
- console exclusives
023 All Roads Lead to Poundtown
- Borderlands 2
024 Piano Bastards
- big holiday games of 2012
025 Ballskin Monster
- horror games w/ Nihil
026 Space Baptists
- Halo 4 w/ SuperMonk4Ever
027 A Fetching Puerto Rican
- Thanksgiving w/ AngelEena
028 Spitler
- our Best of 2012 Awards!
029 A Human Fiddler Crab
- first episode of 2013
030 Deep Doggin' It
- touchscreen games w/ magpie
031 Onion Domes
- puzzle games w/ Robert Dickau
032 Cell Phone Punk
- listener questions w/ smurfee mcgee
033 Hoisting a Boombox
- Bioshock Infinite w/ Stevil & Wrenchfarm
034 Mustard Captains
- catching up after a long time away

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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.


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!


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!

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.

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.

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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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 ( if you have any questions, comments or criticisms. See you next time!

Episode 029 - "A Human Fiddler Crab"

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