"Any last things for any struggling voice actors out there?"

Tumblr site Fuck Yes, Troy Baker made a GIF sequence of our interview with voice actor Troy Baker. He’s done a million different voices for all sorts of anime, video games, and more. Most recently, he voiced Joel in The Last of Us and Joker in Batman: Arkham Origins.

He’s a super rad dude and kind of reminds me of Leon Kennedy from Resident Evil. If you missed the interview when it originally went up last month, check it out below.

Man. I wish I could win the lottery so Albotas could travel and make sweet videos like this all the time.

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Albotas LIVE NYCC Edition!!!

We’re back from New York Comic Con for our first Albotas.com LIVE in a few weeks. Let’s talk about geeky shit together!!!

Here’s the link to the thang where you can comment and chit-chat. http://youtu.be/UjzDWxXH3Rg

INTERVIEW: Rebecca Sugar & Ian Jones-Quartey Talk To Us About Their New Show ‘Steven Universe’
Rebecca Sugar has gone from an Emmy and Annie Award-nominated writer, minstrel, and storyboard artist on Adventure Time to the first ever female creator to get her own show on Cartoon Network. I got the chance to chat with her about the new show along with the series supervising director Ian Jones-Quartey. Check it out in the vid below and stick around towards the end for a sneak peek at an upcoming episode of Steven Universe!

And if you couldn’t make it to New York Comic Con, here’s a clip of Rebecca Sugar playing her ukelele and singing some songs with the crowd and special guest Donald Glover.

Steven Universe premieres Monday, November 4 at 8p.m. ET on Cartoon Network.

INTERVIEW: Rebecca Sugar & Ian Jones-Quartey Talk To Us About Their New Show ‘Steven Universe’

Rebecca Sugar has gone from an Emmy and Annie Award-nominated writer, minstrel, and storyboard artist on Adventure Time to the first ever female creator to get her own show on Cartoon Network. I got the chance to chat with her about the new show along with the series supervising director Ian Jones-Quartey. Check it out in the vid below and stick around towards the end for a sneak peek at an upcoming episode of Steven Universe!

And if you couldn’t make it to New York Comic Con, here’s a clip of Rebecca Sugar playing her ukelele and singing some songs with the crowd and special guest Donald Glover.

Steven Universe premieres Monday, November 4 at 8p.m. ET on Cartoon Network.

Getting My Wiki-Wiki On At NYCC

Ever since my middle school days, I’ve wanted to own a turntable set and make my own sweet DJ mixes. After a string of disappointing Christmases, I gave up on that dream. Thankfully, the Scratch DJ Academy had a booth set up at New York Comic Con 2013 and I got a one-on-one tutorial on the wheels of steel and even learned how to make Transformer noises!

A Little Bit On ‘Batman: Arkham Origins’ [VIDEO INTERVIEW]
At New York Comic Con I got to interview voice actors Roger Craig Smith (Batman), Troy Baker, (The Joker), and Warner Bros. Games Montreal Creative Director Eric Holmes about one of my most anticipated games this year, Batman: Arkham Origins.
Find out why Roger Craig Smith will never use his Batman voice to order pizza, who Troy Baker thinks is the sexiest vixen in the Batman universe, and what Eric Holmes and his team have done to give fans a Batman game like no other.
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A Little Bit On ‘Batman: Arkham Origins’ [VIDEO INTERVIEW]

At New York Comic Con I got to interview voice actors Roger Craig Smith (Batman), Troy Baker, (The Joker), and Warner Bros. Games Montreal Creative Director Eric Holmes about one of my most anticipated games this year, Batman: Arkham Origins.

Find out why Roger Craig Smith will never use his Batman voice to order pizza, who Troy Baker thinks is the sexiest vixen in the Batman universe, and what Eric Holmes and his team have done to give fans a Batman game like no other.

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Albotas.com LIVE! 8.25.13

We took a two-week break, but Albotas.com LIVE is back! This week we play catch up with general geeky news bullshit and discuss Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

CLICK HERE to go to the livestream page where you can hang out with us and chat. We’ll totally chat back because we’re cool like that.

Albotas LIVE!!!
We’re live on the air answering your questions and chit-chatting about video games, movies, TV shows, and other assorted nonsense. Come hang out with us!!!
Click the link below to join our hangout sesh and let the festivities commence!
http://youtu.be/cxLMU9uJiC8

Albotas LIVE!!!

We’re live on the air answering your questions and chit-chatting about video games, movies, TV shows, and other assorted nonsense. Come hang out with us!!!

Click the link below to join our hangout sesh and let the festivities commence!

http://youtu.be/cxLMU9uJiC8

The First Ever Albotas.com Live Hangout!

We’re streaming live right now. Come say hi and ask us stuff!!!

Well, that was fun. Kevin got drunk, we chatted about the Japanese version of Super Mario Bros. 3 which is actually harder than the U.S. version, The Last of Us, The Conjuring, Dungeons & Dragons, and a buttload of other cool stuff.

Huge thanks to everyone who hung out with us and asked questions. Check back next week for more awesome hangs.

Pics & Video From the New Leaf Launch at Nintendo World NY

Oh man! So me and my special lady took the 5am bus from Reading, PA to New York City this past Saturday for the Animal Crossing New Leaf launch event and holy geeze was is fun! There were games to play sweet pins to collect, and StreetPasses aplenty. They even had a tiny replica diorama of an Animal Crossing town!

Check out the swankily edited video below for a better look at what you missed if you couldn’t make it out to NY over the weekend.

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A Little Bit on Sekure D
Sekure D was awesome enough to shoot a video with Albotas and talk about his custom sneakers and vinyl toys. We talk about how he got into painting his own sneakers, the process of customizing, the vinyl toy world, and a whole lot more. Check out the video below, and don’t forget to hit the Like button and subscribe!

A Little Bit on Sekure D

Sekure D was awesome enough to shoot a video with Albotas and talk about his custom sneakers and vinyl toys. We talk about how he got into painting his own sneakers, the process of customizing, the vinyl toy world, and a whole lot more. Check out the video below, and don’t forget to hit the Like button and subscribe!

Albotas Goes To IndieCade East
For the first time ever, the popular IndieCade festival of independent games made its way to East Coast this past weekend. IndieCade has been going on over on the West Coast since 2009 and is considered by many to be the Sundance of video games, so I was pretty pumped to see it for myself.
It wasn’t quite the spectacle I was expecting. It was basically an open rec-hall sized room with a bunch of tables with computer monitors and iPads on them. Very few of the games on display were accompanied by anyone attached to the projects, so I started wondering just how badly these indie devs wanted people to know about their games. I also started wondering if I wasted a perfectly good Saturday and $200 in bus/taxi fare.
Thankfully, after doing a few laps around the main room and eyeballing computer monitors and TV screens from over people’s shoulders, I discovered a few gems.
Below are two videos of developers who were bodacious enough to answer some of my dumb questions and talk about their games.
THIRTY FLIGHTS OF LOVING

This is definitely a game that should be experienced at least once by anyone who appreciates video games as an art form. Huge thanks to Brendon Chu from Blendo Games for taking the time to speak with us for the vid. Be sure to keep an eye out on his upcoming retro cyberpunk game, Quadrilaterial Cowboy. If the official description doesn’t have you sold, I don’t know what will:

When you have a top-of-the-line hacking deck armed with a 56.6k modem and a staggering 256k RAM, it means just one thing: you answer only to the highest bidder.

And now for videos that I didn’t take, but trust me, these games are awesome.
INTERNATIONAL RACING SQUIRRELS

Rob Davis from Playniac was awesome enough to speak with us about his iPad racing sim that’s actually way more about micromanaging your finances and racers than actually racing. At first glance I expected just your standard Mario Kart ripoff. What I got instead was something more akin to Game Dev Story.
It would actually be pretty interesting to see this game’s financial system implemented in other genres - RPG’s for example: buy some weapons and armor using your credit card, and if you can’t make your payments on time, your gear gets repo’d mid-battle! Okay nevermind, that actually sounds terrible.
GUACAMELEE

I fell in love with the PS Vita version of this game when I played it at NYCC last year and was pleasantly surprised to find a PS3 version on display at IndieCade East. This is from Drinkbox Studios, the guys behind one of my favorite Vita titles, Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack!!! It’s a MetroidVania style game that requires a certain finesse in stringing together melee attacks to navigate through levels. You can also bounce between dimension a-la Mighty Flip Champs. Mix that all up with some sweet mariachi chiptunes, amazing character designs, witty dialogue, and multiplayer co-op and you have an instant recipe for me not getting anything done ever. Sadly, no one from Drinkbox was around to talk to while I was there. Bummer.
HOKRA

This was hands-down the game that drew the biggest (and loudest) crowd. Sleek minimalist multiplayer sports action. The kind of game that makes players yell at each other while onlookers cheer them on.
GOROGOA

This was the game that stole the show for me. You basically just have to manipulate a puzzle on a 2x2 grid by zooming in & out and interacting with the levels. The artwork, the level design, the intricate precision of thought that went into each puzzle design - it’s brilliant and you should probably just stop whatever you’re doing and go download and play the free demo.
TENGAMI

This is essentially Super Brothers: Sword & Sworcery EP, but replace the funny with origami.
There were a buttload of other cool games on display, but there were a zillion other people crowding around and waiting in line to play them, so I had to squeeze in whatever I could before catching the bus back home. Head on over to the IndieCade site for a full list of games that were on display.
Hopefully I’ll be able to stick around for all three days next year as I can definitely see this sort of thing growing over the years. Plus, we really just need more cool geeky shit to indulge in on the East Coast.

Albotas Goes To IndieCade East

For the first time ever, the popular IndieCade festival of independent games made its way to East Coast this past weekend. IndieCade has been going on over on the West Coast since 2009 and is considered by many to be the Sundance of video games, so I was pretty pumped to see it for myself.

It wasn’t quite the spectacle I was expecting. It was basically an open rec-hall sized room with a bunch of tables with computer monitors and iPads on them. Very few of the games on display were accompanied by anyone attached to the projects, so I started wondering just how badly these indie devs wanted people to know about their games. I also started wondering if I wasted a perfectly good Saturday and $200 in bus/taxi fare.

Thankfully, after doing a few laps around the main room and eyeballing computer monitors and TV screens from over people’s shoulders, I discovered a few gems.

Below are two videos of developers who were bodacious enough to answer some of my dumb questions and talk about their games.

THIRTY FLIGHTS OF LOVING

This is definitely a game that should be experienced at least once by anyone who appreciates video games as an art form. Huge thanks to Brendon Chu from Blendo Games for taking the time to speak with us for the vid. Be sure to keep an eye out on his upcoming retro cyberpunk game, Quadrilaterial Cowboy. If the official description doesn’t have you sold, I don’t know what will:

When you have a top-of-the-line hacking deck armed with a 56.6k modem and a staggering 256k RAM, it means just one thing: you answer only to the highest bidder.

And now for videos that I didn’t take, but trust me, these games are awesome.

INTERNATIONAL RACING SQUIRRELS

Rob Davis from Playniac was awesome enough to speak with us about his iPad racing sim that’s actually way more about micromanaging your finances and racers than actually racing. At first glance I expected just your standard Mario Kart ripoff. What I got instead was something more akin to Game Dev Story.

It would actually be pretty interesting to see this game’s financial system implemented in other genres - RPG’s for example: buy some weapons and armor using your credit card, and if you can’t make your payments on time, your gear gets repo’d mid-battle! Okay nevermind, that actually sounds terrible.

GUACAMELEE

I fell in love with the PS Vita version of this game when I played it at NYCC last year and was pleasantly surprised to find a PS3 version on display at IndieCade East. This is from Drinkbox Studios, the guys behind one of my favorite Vita titles, Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack!!! It’s a MetroidVania style game that requires a certain finesse in stringing together melee attacks to navigate through levels. You can also bounce between dimension a-la Mighty Flip Champs. Mix that all up with some sweet mariachi chiptunes, amazing character designs, witty dialogue, and multiplayer co-op and you have an instant recipe for me not getting anything done ever. Sadly, no one from Drinkbox was around to talk to while I was there. Bummer.

HOKRA

This was hands-down the game that drew the biggest (and loudest) crowd. Sleek minimalist multiplayer sports action. The kind of game that makes players yell at each other while onlookers cheer them on.

GOROGOA

This was the game that stole the show for me. You basically just have to manipulate a puzzle on a 2x2 grid by zooming in & out and interacting with the levels. The artwork, the level design, the intricate precision of thought that went into each puzzle design - it’s brilliant and you should probably just stop whatever you’re doing and go download and play the free demo.

TENGAMI

This is essentially Super Brothers: Sword & Sworcery EP, but replace the funny with origami.

There were a buttload of other cool games on display, but there were a zillion other people crowding around and waiting in line to play them, so I had to squeeze in whatever I could before catching the bus back home. Head on over to the IndieCade site for a full list of games that were on display.

Hopefully I’ll be able to stick around for all three days next year as I can definitely see this sort of thing growing over the years. Plus, we really just need more cool geeky shit to indulge in on the East Coast.

VIDEO INTERVIEW WITH CHIPTUNE MUSICIAN RO-BEAR
Ro-Bear was gracious enough to brave the icy February wind chill during Philly’s 8Static to speak with us about how he got into chiptunes, his chip pop/rap group Kill3r Whale, and where he sees the chipmusic scene going in the future.
Check out the video below:

Check it: Ro-Bear's chiptune cover of "Believe" by CherBuy: Make chiptunes with Korg DS-10 Plus and LSDJ
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VIDEO INTERVIEW WITH CHIPTUNE MUSICIAN RO-BEAR

Ro-Bear was gracious enough to brave the icy February wind chill during Philly’s 8Static to speak with us about how he got into chiptunes, his chip pop/rap group Kill3r Whale, and where he sees the chipmusic scene going in the future.

Check out the video below:

Check it: Ro-Bear's chiptune cover of "Believe" by Cher
Buy: Make chiptunes with Korg DS-10 Plus and LSDJ
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Chiptune Damage: Ro-Bear Covers Cher At 8Static
Here’s a clip from last night’s 8Static event in Philly featuring Ro-Bear doing an epic LSDJ rendition of Cher’s “Do You Believe In Love?”.
WARNING! A huge sing-along approaches around the 3:09 mark.

Ro-Bear was rad enough to let us film a short Q&A segment which I’ll try and have up later this week. In the meantime, just keep re-watching the clip above and bobbing your nugget.
Check it: More chiptunes posts on AlbotasBuy: Make your own chiptunes with Korg DS-10

Chiptune Damage: Ro-Bear Covers Cher At 8Static

Here’s a clip from last night’s 8Static event in Philly featuring Ro-Bear doing an epic LSDJ rendition of Cher’s “Do You Believe In Love?”.

WARNING! A huge sing-along approaches around the 3:09 mark.

Ro-Bear was rad enough to let us film a short Q&A segment which I’ll try and have up later this week. In the meantime, just keep re-watching the clip above and bobbing your nugget.

Check it: More chiptunes posts on Albotas
Buy: Make your own chiptunes with Korg DS-10
Unboxing Spiki The Wolfman from Kusovinyl
Only 500 of these little dudes exist in the whole wide universe and I got my hands on one. Check out the video below to get up close and personal.

Snag a Wolfman Spiki of your very own from Kusovinyl.com for only $15 before they’re all sold out!
Download the free chiptune track from this video here.
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Unboxing Spiki The Wolfman from Kusovinyl

Only 500 of these little dudes exist in the whole wide universe and I got my hands on one. Check out the video below to get up close and personal.

Snag a Wolfman Spiki of your very own from Kusovinyl.com for only $15 before they’re all sold out!

Download the free chiptune track from this video here.

Check it: More AlbotasTV
Buy: I Am Plastic Too: The Next Generation of Designer Toys

A LOOK INSIDE HYRULE HISTORIA [VIDEO]
Our copy of Hyrule Historia finally arrived at Albotas HQ and I can personally attest that it is, in fact, freaking awesome. It collects 25 years worth of Zelda history, trivia, and unseen concept art within 250 pages bound in a gorgeous hardcover.

Pick up a copy from Amazon. No Zelda fan should miss out on this.
Oh, and the chiptune track in the video can be downloaded from Chipmusic.org for free.
Check it: More AlbotasTVBuy: Hyrule Historia

A LOOK INSIDE HYRULE HISTORIA [VIDEO]

Our copy of Hyrule Historia finally arrived at Albotas HQ and I can personally attest that it is, in fact, freaking awesome. It collects 25 years worth of Zelda history, trivia, and unseen concept art within 250 pages bound in a gorgeous hardcover.

Pick up a copy from Amazon. No Zelda fan should miss out on this.

Oh, and the chiptune track in the video can be downloaded from Chipmusic.org for free.

Check it: More AlbotasTV
Buy: Hyrule Historia
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