Cody talks about how he found himself watching Highlander in a movie theater in Wrigleyville as the Chicago Cubs won their first pennant since 1945. Plus: Jon has his annual Halloween love fest and recommends movies and games for the season, then discusses the Nintendo Switch with Cody.

Show Notes:

  • The Chicago Cubs are in the World Series for the first time in over 70 years! Cody explains why he found himself in Wrigleyville the night they won the pennant at Wrigley Field
  • Cody gives a mini-review of Highlander, which he saw at an old-timey movie theatre with Nick Offerman… and yes, that’s a thing that actually happened for some reason
  • Life Stuff
    • Jon tells a story about the TV show American Horror Story, then talks Black Mirror with Cody
    • Continuing with his Halloween horror theme, Jon tells a ridiculous story about a video game called The Evil Within
    • In terms of movies still in theaters, Jon recommends Ouija: Origin of Evil, which is a great endorsement from a horror movie buff
    • Cody tells a story about Penumbra, a horror movie set in Argentina that his girlfriend won’t watch with him, then explains why the movie Tremors is his backup plan
    • Quick plug for Until Dawn, a video game that Jon would like to play every year in October
  • Current News
    • Cody and Jon nerd out about the Nintendo Switch! And by “nerd out” we mean “Jon explains what we actually know about it, and Cody just kind of says how awesome it is several times”
  • Balancing Act
    • Because of the podcast’s new format, Cody plans on reviewing Sid Meier’s Civilization VI and Jon plans on reviewing the 2016 edition of Doom on special episodes of the podcast… but they do talk about them a bit here as well
    • Also, you can watch Cody play Hearthstone on a Facebook Live Video in which he explains why Wild is a million times more fun than Standard in the game
    • Cody also gives a quick update on Final Fantasy XIV, including commentary on a crazy amount of cut scenes near the end of the game
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  • Podcast theme song intro/outro credit: ‘Unity‘ by TheFatRat with permission
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