After a week off with Kaleb at sea on a Disney Cruise, with his family, Dan and Kaleb return to the microphones to talk in Episode 2 of Parents Press Play. This week we talk about “Whatcha Been up to,” the latest news, “What the Heck!?!?,” and the “Band of the Week.”
Keep reading for the full shownotes.
Whatcha Been Up To? Kaleb has been catching up on the world of The Amazing Spider-Man. He recaps the major plotlines of the Civil War, A Brand New Day, and the end of Peter Parker and beginning of The Superior Spider-Man!
Spidey’s official Marvel page is here. You can learn more about Marvel’s digital comics here.
Daniel talks about his woes with downloading LEGO Batman 2, on Steam, and the LEGO Batman: The Movie. Dan has a full review over at Post Post Modern Dad.
Next, Kaleb talks about the movie he saw on the Disney Cruise: Iron Man 3. Without spoiling any major plotlines, he has a few gripes about how Marvel is handling the use of these characters in all of their separate movies. Dan, of course, disagrees!
We swear we didn’t plan it, but Daniel rounds out this portion of the podcast by talking about more Superheroes in the Aquabats Super Show Season 1. He has a review of the DVD over at Post Post Modern Dad.
Before moving on to the news, Dan explains to Kaleb what exactly the Hub Network is.
In the News
We lead off the news this week with talk about the Xbox One Microsoft revealed on Tuesday, May 21, 2013. Kaleb is annoyed searching for Xbox One, the day of the announcement, gave him all images for the very first Xbox.
CVGames has a full writeup of Microsoft’s Xbox One Reveal event. You can view it here.
We also talk about the online requirements, used game restrictions, and if the machine is more of an entertainment device than a games machine.
E3 is coming up in a few weeks and Kaleb and Dan talk about some upcoming titles that will be shown and what each of them want to see at the show. Will we get release dates and prices for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4? Dan hopes so because his PS3 broke again and he needs a new Blu-ray player.
As soon as Kaleb got off his cruise and on dry land, EA was in the news saying they weren’t supporting the Wii U and slamming the platform. Then they changed their stance today. Dan and Kaleb talk about this and the future of Nintendo with the Wii U and future hardware.
What the Heck?!?!?!
Kaleb tells Dan about this week’s “What the Heck!?!?” as a Chinese man gets beat up over “supposedly” taking pictures of a lady when he was playing a game. Be careful out there with your smart phones when you game!
Band of the Week
This week, our “Band of the Week” is Mega Ran. You can check out his music here.
Mega Ran is Raheem Jarbo, better known as Random or Mega Ran, and is an American underground rapper, Chiptunes DJ, and record producer. Today, we are going to hear “Wily” from his Mega Ran (5th Anniv. Edition) Double Disc album released in July of 2012.
His Wikipedia page can be found here.
Here are the Lyrics for “Wily”
One of the smartest in the world, Amazing advances within the field of ro-botics Money is no object, But he never felt the need to make a profit with projects Had a best friend, doctor light They couldve changed the world If they had stayed together friendly competition turned to bitter rivalry and one day it changed forever Wily felt he had done enough But no matter how good he was he was always Runner up Got Sick of second place Felt like it was wilys turn to take a crack at comin up The school held a contest, To show off technology and chart our progress, Wily and Light collaborated But Dr Light got all the accolades wild press and I guess Wily had enough of that, started actin up, so he packed his stuff, And though his act was tough, we weren’t buying it, this is how he became a mad scientist Might win some but he just lost 1 Light kept building, awards got won A table for 1, it’s just not fun, So he built a robot, to call his son Rock, named for his love for music, Lab assistant who fetched his tool kits Teenage boy, A little clumsy clueless, but always amusing, that’s the blueprint Didnt want Rock to be alone So he made a sister bot, named Roll, Life was grand but little did they know That wily was coming back for everything he was owed
CHORUS I was beat I was played I was lied to Unappreciated for all the good i do They told me chill and I tried to Now it’s all about survival, Crushing my rivals, I’m takin over, nothin can stop me,
It’s doc wily, do not try me, It’s doc wily ha, do not try me
All was well in the city of robots, Peace and love no shots no cops Till guess who came back to the block When danger comes, it’s likely that it won’t knock Broke in the lab like a repo man, Left all the robots reprogrammed Cut man iceman elecman guts, Fireman But rock and roll, keep those man, Stack mad chips like Doritos man, Built a huge fortress unleashed those and, Used lights Robots to wreck the town, And if you wanna stop em you gonna bow down Now, Our worst fears came to life and Worse everyone is blaming light, doc only has one robot left, rock, and he ain’t even trained to fight On world domination he’s hellbent So he gives him a blue suit and helmet Tells rock don’t kill if you can help it, Can’t believe his old friends so selfish, Mass destruction, is his only objective If only he had known he’s respected, Maybe he wouldn’t act so reckless I guess it’s all a matter of perspective But we can’t let him win this fight, Time to get equipped, bots get sliced Rock has wily in his sights But cant bring himself to End his life So they lock the doc in a cage Where they think he’ll spend the rest of his days, But I heard the other day he escaped, And i bet hes right back to his evil ways
I was beat I was played I was lied to Unappreciated for all the good i do They told me chill and I tried to Now it’s all about survival, Crushing my rivals, I’m takin over, nothin can stop me,
It’s doc wily, do not try me,
It’s doc wily ha, do not try me
Until next time, Keep Pressing Play!