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Data Drain – Episode 4

April 3, 2015 Leave a comment

Data Drain

The fourth episode of Data Drain has finally arrived. Look no further for banter between three cool guys as they try their best to explain what Metal Gear Solid is. This episode covers stealth tactical espionage action of a Hideo Kojima masterpiece and maintains a zero alert status. Set your codec frequency to 140.85 and prepare for an awesome episode and remember The Best Is Yet To Come.

Data Drain Episode 4

Starring – Ethan, Jason, and Stewart

Run Time – 36:46

If you liked this episode maybe send an email to or join us on the FaceBook group. Feel free to even suggest an episode topic or even ask to be a special guest on a future episode.

The Awakened Fate Ultimatum Review (PS3)

March 16, 2015 Leave a comment

Fate1The Awakened Fate Ultimatum is about Shin Kamikaze, a normal high school student, and who is attacked by demons on the way home from school one day. Some how in the confusion of the attack Shin gets stabbed through the heart and the last thing he sees is an angel that has come to save him. Shin later awakens in Celestia, home of the angels, to learn that he died in the attack but has been brought back with the power of the Fate Awakening Crystal. The Fate Awakening Crystal allows Shin to use the powers or both angels and demons in order to fight against angelic and demonic creatures.

The angels will often refer to Shin as Lord or God as he is an artificially created deity. Shin is also given an angel assistant named Jupiel who often refers to herself as Shin’s exclusive angel. Jupiel often helps Shin with various tasks like training for battles and preparing meals. One other important character is Ariael, the demon scientist. Ariael’s main purpose is to monitor Shin’s growth with the Fate Awakening Crystal and to help keep him stable. Ariael is an interesting character as she is a demon that is allowed to walk around Celestia and has all the instant noodles she wants, even though she is a prisoner.


What You Need To Know

The story is told in the style of a visual novel with a bit of roguelike dungeon crawling mixed in. Throughout the game you will have to make choices that will decide the fate or Shin, his friends, or even the world. All the choices come with a blue and a red option to indicate whether the choice is good or evil. I quickly learned that the choices allow the story to develop differently but are less good and evil than intended. An early choice you will face is whether you will save injured angels on the battlefield or focus on destroying demons so you can end the battle before more tragedy occurs. Outside of the story and choices are the randomly generated dungeons where you will encounter angelic and demonic types of enemies. Each enemy has a certain weakness to the opposite of their alignment meaning to beat a demonic creature you need to use Shin’s angel form and to defeat a angelic enemy you use Shin’s demon form. Not only can you deal more damage using the right form but you will also take less damage.

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Data Drain – Episode 3

March 14, 2015 Leave a comment

Data DrainThe third episode is finally here. This time we discus Pokemon and how there is a lack of a story. For the third episode we learn that Jason is going to be the very best professor while Stewart is already a master trainer and breeder of Pokemon. I can tell you that we did not reveal the secret to beat the Elite Four but there could be a clue on using Strength to move a certain blue truck to find Mew. If you want to be the master of Pokemon then I would recommend giving this episode a listen.

Data Drain Episode 3

Starring – Ethan, Jason, and Stewart

Run Time – 54:34

If you want to let us know how much you liked this episode, suggest a topic for discussion, or be a special guest then send an email to We are also on the Nintendo-Okie Facebook group where there is a really cool community that you should join if you haven’t already.

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Data Drain – Episode 2

February 27, 2015 Leave a comment

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Hello and welcome to the second episode of Data Drain. This episode Ethan, Jason, and returning guest Stewart discuss the finer points of the Ace Attorney series. Oddly enough there is less yelling “Objection!” and “Hold It!” than you would think. There were a few things we learned from recording this episode such as I should never be a defense attorney.

Data Drain Ep 2

If you want to tell us how awesome the show is, suggest an episode topic, or if you wish to be a special guest on a future episode then send your Objections! to There is also the Facebook group where we all talk about cool stuff. Next episode topic will be Pokemon so please look forward to that in the near future.

htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary Review

February 24, 2015 Leave a comment


When I think Nippon Ichi Software, I think tactical RPGs with exploding penguins. I really like games that are released by Nippon Ichi Software because of the funny stories and memorable cast of unique characters. When I heard about htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary I was curious as it was not Nippon Ichi Software’s usual style of game.

What You Need To Know

2015-02-21-150715htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary is a 2d side-scroller that uses touch controls on the Playstation Vita. The touch screen on the front is used to control Lumen, the green firefly, and touch pad on the back controls Umbra, the red firefly, to help guide Mion through a maze of ruins. Lumen casts a constant light on the world that is used to guide Mion through several environments and tell her when to interact with levers that have various effects such as lowering bridges or turning fans on or off. Umbra lives in Mion’s shadow and is capable of travel through the shadows of the environment to interact with switches that Mion cannot reach or stun small enemies that are in pursuit. There is an option to turn off the touch controls and use the left stick to move Lumen or Umbra while using triangle to switch between the two and X to select items in the world. Read more…

Data Drain – Episode 1

February 13, 2015 Leave a comment

Data DrainHey everyone! Allow me to introduce you to the Data Drain Podcast. This is a podcast with a focus on a single subject that will be different for each episode. Every episode will be a discussion about our past experiences and related media about the topic per episode.  This is my first time hosting a podcast and I have brought my friend Jason along to co-host. The two of us wont be alone for this podcast though. Since each episode will have a new topic we thought we could cycle in members of the community to be the third person on the show. We have already made a list of topics to discuss for future episodes but we would like for you the listeners to tells us what games you would want to hear us talk about and if you would like to be on a specific episode. With all that said here is our first episode with the topic being Monster Hunter and our special guest is Stewart.

I would like to say THANK YOU to Nick Hilton for the awesome podcast logo he made and for adding in the Okie seal of approval.

Data Drain Ep 1

Starring – Ethan, Jason, Stewart

Run Time – 38:52

So this is the part where I share an email address for you to send question, feed back, episode topics and whether you want to be on the show at some point. You can send us an email at or if you like social media then talk to us on the Facebook group.

24 Hours And We’ll Find Out!

February 12, 2015 Leave a comment


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