Ep. 1 – He’s a Friend from Work! – Season 2

By: Scott Rogers

We’re back! Cue Plot Device has returned for season 2! It’s the same cast with a few minor changes. Unfortunately Chief was unable to join us for the recording of this episode but this episode is surely not Chief-less. You’ll see what we mean.

NEWS:  Star Wars Celebration 2017

imgres.pngBig things are coming this weekend and everyone at Star Wars Celebration 2017 are going to be in the know. Its very possible that we will get our first ever sneak peak at Star Wars: The Last Jedi! At the end of the weekend a big announcement will be made and the rest of us will have to just sit and wait! … or not! Watch the live stream here: http://www.starwars.com/star-wars-celebration

 

Microsoft Project Scorpio
Is it time for a new Xbox console? Microsoft think so. Yosh and Dr. G go in-depth on everything we know about “Project Scorpio”. Check out the official specks here: http://www.xbox.com/en-us/project-scorpio 

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PLOT DEVICE: Movie Trailer Roundup

Start saving that money because the rest of 2017 holds the promise of some really great cinematic entertainment! Here’s the list of the movies we are most looking forward to:

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May 5

 

 

 

 

 

 

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June 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Spider Man Homecoming
July 7

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
July 21

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Thor Ragnarok
November 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Justice League
November 17

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi
December 15

 

 

 

 

 

 

Which movie are you looking forward to the most? Comment below, tweet us @cueplotdevice or email us at cueplotdevice@gmail.com and we’ll read your comments in the show! Thank for listening!

EPISODE CREDITS: Break music by: www.bensoud.com

ABOUT THE SHOW:
Doctor G, Yosh the Scientist, The Captain and Chief bring you into the world of nerdy and geeky things. Those things include cartoons, comics, video games, movies, tv-shows, card games, board games and much, much more. Go ahead, give us a listen and spread the word to your fellow nerd!

CAST:
Andrew Koosterhuis – Editor in Cheif , Sound Engineer, Co- Host
Scott Rogers – Executive Producer, Special Events Reporter, Co-Host
Will Griffith – Associate Producer, Content Editor, Co-Host
Keith Hansen – Content Writer, Co-Host
Denee Rogers – Special Events Reporter

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The End is Almost Near

By: Scott Rogers

I am happy to announce our recording date has been set and the Cue Plot Device team plans on debuting the latest installment of the Cue Plot Device Podcast within the next week. Even though we haven’t been recording we have still been keeping up on all things nerdy and geeky. We didn’t put down our comic books, our controllers aren’t rusted and we didn’t boycott the movie theater. We are ready to hit it hard with some great content and a new segment or two!

We are all excited to give you a steady stream of content once again and I asked the rest of the crew to comment on the return of the Podcast:

“I cannot wait to tell you all our adventures!” – Andrew Kloosterhuis (Yosh)

“I knew Amiibo hoarding would be worth it!”Will Griffith (Dr. G)

“Mmm, no thanks. I don’t want to and you can’t make me.” – Keith Hansen (Chief)

“Yay, I get to leave the kitchen again.”Denée Rogers (The She)

It’s going to be great powering the mics up once again, and to do so on the eve of our 2-year ‘podcastaversary’ is just fitting! We look forward to connecting with our listeners once again!

We want to hear from you! You can comment below, review us on iTunes, e-mail cueplotdevice@gmail.com or tweet us @cueplotdevice. Thanks for listening and as always; Spread the word to your fellow nerd!

 

TBT Ragnarok ‘n Roll – Episode 23

By: Denée Rogers

Woo! What a great episode! Dr. G talked about the super-cool Twin Galaxies Arcade Expo where he got to get his hands on some truly classic and vintage arcade games! The rest of the crew is quite jealous. Then we honored Breast Cancer Awareness Month by talking about our favorite female superheroes/comic book characters. Give episode 23 a listen and we’ll tell you all about them, but here are the guys top picks!

YOSH

Barbara Gordon (Batgirl) and Alana (From Saga)

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THE CAPTAIN

Cindy Moon (Silk) and Shiera Hall (Hawk Girl)

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Susan Storm (Invisible Woman) and Kara Zor-El (Super Girl)

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DR. G

Anna Maria Marconi (Superior Spiderman) and Carol Danvers (Captain Marvel)

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What are your favorite female superhero’s / comic book characters? We want to hear from you! You can comment below, e-mail cueplotdevice@gmail.com or tweet us @cueplotdevice. Also, Chief asked what you would do with a third awesome hand/arm. Listen to our answers on Episode 23! Then tell us yours! Thanks for listening! Spread the word to your fellow nerds and shoot us some reviews!

Season 2 Coming Soon!

Recording in progress

By: Scott Rogers

Hey Listeners and readers! We are excited to tell you we are going ahead with Season 2 of Cue Plot Device! Recordings are underway and we expect to have the newest episode published within the next week. The same cast will be returning to reprise their rolls and with our powers combined we expect to bring you even more laughs and informative content about the nerdy and geeky things we love.

Go back and listen to a few older episodes to get ready for our upcoming release. Thank you for listening and spread the word to your fellow nerd!

Valentine’s Cards: Video Games Edition

Valentine’s Cards:  Video Games Edition

By Dr. G

Marketing comes in many forms.  Companies latch on to anything that will make you think about there product.  This Valentine’s Day is no different.  The outcomes of this are varied.  Lets take a look at some of the best and worst Valentine’s Day cards video game companies have to offer this year.

Nintendo: 

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In elementary school Valentine’s Day is an excuse to have candy and secretly market your favored toy, game, movie, cartoon, and such to your friends.  As a kid you never realize this is what you are doing.  Nintendo has latched onto this and made some great printable cards.  These are light-hearted and silly.  I don’t think they should feature Tingle in anything associated with children but I guess he just really left a bad first impression.  And a second.  And basically every impression ever.(Side note I know I am bias but Ganon is the best dressed person in Hyrule).

Splatoon

Nintendo is not limited to there old standbys.  Splatoon is one of their newest IPs so it seems all the kids will want to give heart shaped chalk(some claim it is candy) do there friends attached to these cards.  The obvious winner here is Jud the Cat.  In fact he should have had two entries because no one, I mean no one, wants a Captain Cuttlefish card.  Crabby Cakes!?  Really?  The only other weird card is Ink-credible.  Later on we will see worse examples of this but if you aiming for kids cards do we really want angry looking pictures?

AnimalCrossings

Animal Crossings makes the most sense for these kinds of cards.  Everyone says cute, sorta nonsensical things in the game all the time.  Still Nook would only say this at the start of a date night where he up sold you into a triple mortgage.

EA:

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EA’s strategy was similar to Nintendo.  Take some of there (sorta) current games and make cute little cards.  Here this works very well for Unravle which was released just a few days ago.  Who wouldn’t like this cute little yarn guy.

Inquisitor

After that there cards just get weird.  Who associates positive feelings with an Inquisition?

Faith

Then we have this gem.  The original Mirror’s Edge came out over 6 years ago.  Even if you know the game you also have to remember the main characters name is Faith.  A squeal is coming out soon but still this seems kinda week.  An more importantly in this game you jump off buildings and do crazy parkour stuff.  How they couldn’t spend a little more time to come up with something like “You make my heart beat faster than a 100 story drop”(That was also terrible but I am not being paid)

FIFA 16

And then we have this guy.  I actually think the words here are clever and the heart drawing is pretty cool.  On the other hand this misses the whole point.  This card has to already exist.  EA does not own Soccer(Football for our international readers).  The point of these print cards is the store doesn’t have anything like these.  I am positive there is a soccer card out there and now I think I need to go hunt it down.  Also this might be the most boring pose they could have picked for this guy.

Bungie:

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The last set of cards we are looking at today are from Bungie.  I really like Bungie and enjoy there games so these cards should be right up my ally.  This first card works well because they have a Valentine’s Day event going on where you have to work with one other person you know.

Burning

Then we get into the craziness.  “I’m Burning for you”  That seems on par with other cards but why is this guy throwing a hammer at the reader?  Is this a good burning or a consult your doctor burning?  This potential violence seems out of place.  But it must be the only one right?

Sights

Nope it just gets worse.  “I’ve got you in my sights, Valentine!”  What?  This could be taken badly on so many levels.  Most cards as if you want to be somone’s Valentine.  Also this isn’t just a figurative “sights” it is literal.  “I’m watching you.  And may kill you.”

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And last but not least we have this.  Again the words are fine but look at the picture.  This is obviously a bad relationship.  I have a feeling that after handing you the card as you read it the giver will shoot you with a taser gun.

So as you decide to pic cards for your loved ones(or fellow classmates) this year try and remember Valentine’s Day is about love not war.

Roomba for The Road – Episode 31

By: Scott Rogers

Oh man! It has been months since we have made a post on our website. Life just gets in the way sometimes. We will continue to do our best to keep all our mediums updated, but our first priority will always be getting a full length episode out to our listeners.

BRILLIANT!

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This week’s brilliant is brought to you by Harvard student Robert Flitsch who invented “road repairing” robots called Addibots. These things are basically robots with a 3D printer attached that have the ability to scan holes in an environment and deposit material to fill that hole. Flitsch’s ambition is to design them to repair potholes in roads autonomously. Quite the ambition Robby F! But we here at Cue Plot Device like to say “Go Big Or Go Home” so why don’t you just skip the Roving Robot part and go straight to road repairing drones? Just give us a 40% cut will ya?

NERD NEWS

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In this episode we have lots of Nerdworthy News from Yosh the Scientist. Amazon has plans for physical location stores to pop up all over the country. The Captain thinks these will double as base stations for launching their drone empire. The Power Rangers are getting a reboot, will the ‘Heisenberg’ be back to reprise a role? Watching football on a Hololens may sound like a good idea, but then you think about it… and we all know a new Star Wars Lego video game is ALWAYS a good idea.

PLOT DEVICE 

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Do you remember WAYBACK when Mr. Peabody and Sherman was a tv show? Then they made the movie that came out over a year ago and now Netflix is giving new life to the once-popular kids show! With their newly announced roll out of original content, Netflix is carving a new place for itself in the digital world. The show is absolutely worth the watch, and because it’s on Netflix, we can all watch it the way we love most; binge watching!

ESCAPE ROOM GAMES

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This last weekend Captain, Yosh, Dr. G, and a few other friends surprised Chief for his birthday. Part of the birthday surprise was to visit Count Down Live LA to give one of their escape rooms a shot. If you have never played an escape room game before, do it, do it , do it. It’s super fun especially if you like puzzles and adventure games. We chose the Space Ship room which surprised us all with the creativity that went into making us feel like we were in a science fiction story.

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Here’s how the game works: You and your  crew get locked in a room and have 60 minutes to escape. You all work together to solve puzzles and codes and find hidden objects that allow you to open doors, safes, panels to advance through the room until eventually you are able to escape. It was 60 minutes of non-stop fun that we would all recommend to anyone!

These kinds of games have been popping up in major cities everywhere and we HIGHLY recommend going to one. Just google search “Escape Room Games” and you are sure to find something. They tend to range from $25-$30 per person and usually have more than one story/room to choose from. So what are you waiting for! Get your crew together, and go become detectives for an hour!

We want to thank you for listening to our podcast and visiting our website. We do this stuff for you guys! We don’t want your money, just a review or two. Head over to iTunes and leave us some love! Thanks!

Halloween Special Verbal Adventure

Happy Halloween! We decided to try something new and fun as a 3-part Halloween Special. Dr. G, Chief, and Yosh become role playing characters in a world of The Captain’s creation. They are given a quest and the tools to complete it. It is a dangerous mission. Will they survive? Find out in our 3-part series. Also, please bare with us, it’s our first attempt at anything like this, it was fun to do and we hope you enjoy it! Check out the inspiration for their character costumes below!

DR.G as Agent Venom

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YOSH as Agent P

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CHIEF as Bro Lantern 

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Follow their epic adventure! Let us know what you think! And if you send us fan art from the adventure the Captain WILL send you fizzy Bottlecap candies. It’s a promise! Keep listening and spread the word to your fellow nerds!