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46 minutes | Nov 22, 2021
It's A Terrible Day For Rain (Death In Narratives)
Do you remember where you were when you watched Mufasa die for the first time. Or how sick you felt when Spiderman got Thanos-snapped? Or how much it hurt when Mae Hughes was killed by Envy? What about Snape icing Dumbledore?Today on the BEAM Me Up podcast, the NICE Guys discuss death as a narrative tool. What fictitious death hit us the hardest? Is there such a thing as a bad way to do death? What character's death elicited a big, fat "meh"? What about shows where death isn't a consequence *side-eyes Dragon Ball Z* We discuss all that and more on this week's BEAM Me Up podcast!Join the conversation: What fictional character's death hit you the hardest? Let us know on our social medias @ninceentgroup or leave us a comment on our Youtube channel @ Youtube.com/nicegamingent!
48 minutes | Nov 15, 2021
What a Let Down (Analyzing Protagonists)
Main characters are chosen for a reason but just because they are picked doesn't mean they are good? Would you say that Gohan is a good main character after the Cell saga? Join the BMU crew as they discuss the goods and the bads about main characters. Beware after the episode you might find that your favorite character isn't a good Main character. If that is the case make sure you write to us so we can help you find a new one. Join the conversation: Who do you guys think is a good main character and why? Let us know on our social medias @ninceentgroup or leave us a comment on our Youtube channel @ Youtube.com/nicegamingent. Hope to your answer soon!
46 minutes | Nov 8, 2021
Trix Are For Kids?! (Adult Animation)
The world's dumbest argument might just be "cartoons are for kids". Adult animation has been around for decades and while some shows are better than others, there is no shortage of high-quality adult animation out there. From The Boondocks, to Bob's Burgers and Tuca and Bertie, the BEAM Me Up boys discuss their favorite adult cartoons and what makes a good one in the first place? What about shows like Regular Show that aren't quite adult but not quite for kids either? Yup, they discuss that too.You won't want to miss this hilarious installment of the BEAM Me Up podcast! Who knows, you may just find your new favorite show on your favorite pop-culture podcast!Join the conversation: What's your favorite animated show aimed at adults? Let us know on any of our socials medias (@NiceEntGroup) or leave us a comment on one of our YouTube videos (YouTube.com/NiceGamingEnt). Can't wait to hear from you!
49 minutes | Nov 1, 2021
No Love, Like Black Love (Black Romance Movies)
Do you have your cover, your cuddle buddy and more importantly the right romantic movie to set the mood right? Who knows, maybe you don't know what the best would be? Stop by and find out the best black romance movies out there in these weeks episode on The BEAM ME UP podcast. We have an endless supply of movies to go over from Coming to America to The Photograph. So make sure you check into this episode so you can have your movie shelf stacked with a wide selection of romantic art!Join the Conversation: What is your favorite black romantic movie and do you feel there is a difference in black romantic movies? Let us know your thoughts on our Twitter @NICEentgroup! Make sure you also check out our youtube channel @Youtube.com/nicegamingent to catch some laughs.
46 minutes | Oct 25, 2021
Knives Out (Halloween 2021/Slasher Films)
Can you believe they're releasing ANOTHER Halloween movie? What's up with that? How can one killer still be on the loose some 43 years after his first appearance? Today, the NICE Guys discuss an old staple offshoot of horror movies: slashers. What makes Freddy so effective? Why did the newer Chucky movies fail? Who keeps greenlighting those damned Jason movies? All that and more on this week's BEAM Me Up Podcast!Join the Conversation: Who is your favorite slasher movie villain? Also, would you ever do the deed in the woods Let us know on our Twitter @NICEentgroup! If you have a bit of free time and your looking for a laugh, check out our Youtube channel @ Youtube.com/Nicegamingent!
42 minutes | Oct 18, 2021
Make It Write (Manga Story vs Art)
How many times have you looked at an anime thinking to yourself damn this show is ugly? Or you' re reading a manga and realizing that the story is straight dodo water? Hang out with the BMU crew as they figure out who is more important in this versus of Story and Art. Will the story aspect of media be the champion or will art draw the way to victory. Make sure to listen in to find out. Join the Conversation: What are you more a fan of the Art of anime and manga or the story it has to tell. Is it really a 50/50 or is one actually carrying the other on its back. Let us know what you think on Twitter @niceentgroup! While you're pondering the two make sure to also check out our Youtube channel @ Youtube.com/Nicegamingent to catch all of our funny video content.
52 minutes | Oct 11, 2021
Red Light, Green Light Will Kill You (Squid Game)
Netflix's Squid Game raises a question you never knew you needed the answer to: How much would it cost for you to risk your life on a children's game? $10,000 for Duck, Duck, Goose? How about $100,000 for a round of Red Light, Green Light? On this episode of The BEAM Me Up podcast, your favorite boys from NICE discuss the wildly popular show Squid Game and try to dissect what made it such a hit, and what games they think they could have won. Join the Conversation: What what games from your younger years are you certain you would smoke, Squid Game style? Let us know on our Twitter @niceentgroup or our YouTube channel over at YouTube.com/NiceGamingEnt!
47 minutes | Oct 4, 2021
Remember back in the day when videogames were actually good unlike the games of today? Of course you don't because that's just the nostalgia talking. Today, the NICE Guys discuss one of the most commonly misremembered things about classic video games: how good they were. Nobody is saying games in the past were bad but we are saying that they're not better than the games of today. Also, the guys talk about the future of gaming and some old school gaming features that need to make a comeback.Join the conversation: What game from the past is better than a game in the same genre released recently? Let us know on our Twitter @NICEentgroup! If you have a bit of free time and your looking for a laugh, check out our Youtube channel @ Youtube.com/Nicegamingent!
44 minutes | Sep 27, 2021
Stay The Course (Anime vs Manga Counterparts)
Don't you just hate when you hear that a manga that you loved is getting an anime counterpart but the anime ends up way different than the manga that you read and love? Same. This week on the BEAM Me Up podcast, the NICE Guys discuss manga to anime adaptations and whether or not they need to be shot for shot? What about filler or anime-only content? Should an anime deviate from the manga? Was season 2 of The Promised Neverland that bad? What about Akame Ga Kill? Answers to all that--and more--await you in this week's BEAM Me Up!Join the conversation: What's the worst anime adaptation of a manga that you expeirenced? Let us know on our Twitter @NICEentgroup! If you have a bit of free time and your looking for a laugh, check out our Youtube channel @ Youtube.com/Nicegamingent!
43 minutes | Sep 20, 2021
Criminal Minds II (Pyscho Pass)
Thats right people, crimes are still going on so we decided to take a different approach. How would you like it if we were to arrest you before you even did the crime? Hang out with the NICE crew as we go over the new justice system put into play courtesy of Psycho Pass. You think 12 hours of mayhem is bad wait till you have to keep your emotions in check 24/7. Join the conversation: Do you think its fair to judge and convict people on charges they haven't committed yet? Let us know on our Twitter @NICEentgroup! If you have a bit of free time and your looking for a laugh, check out our Youtube channel @ Youtube.com/Nicegamingent!
45 minutes | Sep 13, 2021
Criminal Minds I (The Purge)
What would life be like if The Purge was a real life event? Would you be at war with the coworker that constantly pisses you off or would you sit back relax and let the purge go by hoping no one stops for a visit? The NICE group will tell you how it will all go down in this episode of The BEAM Me Up Podcast. Get your answers of the real purpose of The Purge and why it shouldn't ever be a thing. Join the conversation: Do you think acts of crime are stoped by the law or by human nature? Let us know on our Twitter @NICEEntgroup! Also check out our Youtube page at youtube.com/NICEGamingENT for NICE entertainment until the next episode.
45 minutes | Sep 7, 2021
Chevrolet Movie Theatre (The Future of Cinema)
What is the last movie you have seen in the movie theater? Did it carry the same weight as streaming a new movie at home? The boys are taking on the movie industry to find out if one day movie theaters will be a thing of the past. Make sure you guys purchase your tickets and don't be late because this is an episode you don't want to miss. Join us in the conversation. Are movie theaters here to stay or are they soon going to hit the old dusty trails?Let us know on 9ur Twitter @NICEEntGroup! Also check out our video content that will have you on the floor at youtube.com/NICEGamingEnt.
45 minutes | Aug 30, 2021
Race Lift (POC Casting in Media)
Scarlett Johansson playing a Japanese cyborg? Micheal B Jordan playing the role of the human torch? Someone grab the scalpel cause these NICE boys are going in on race swapping. Come listen to find out if it really matters what your ethnic background is when it comes to the story of a character or if not switching up the tale can cause the story to flatline. Join the conversation: Can you think of a perfect form of race bending or does the perfect form not exist? Let us know on our Twitter @NICEEntGroup! Also if you want a laugh check out our YouTube page at youtube.com/NICEGamingEnt!
43 minutes | Aug 23, 2021
The Big Bad Boogeyman (Cancel Culture)
One of the most hotly debated topics over the last 6 years has been whether or not cancel culture is real or not. Today, the guys of NICE Entertainment Group wrestle with that question. Whether it's Activision, JK Rowling or even Bill Cosby, all sorts of opinions fly in this quest to disprove the boogeyman that is "cancel culture". Join the conversation: Is cancel culture real or is it a term used to shield people from deserved criticism? Let us know on our Twitter @NICEEntGroup! And while you're at it, check out our YouTube page over at youtube.com/NICEGamingEnt!Stay Nice~
47 minutes | Aug 16, 2021
The Z Word (Surviving a Zombie Apocalypse)
Ever wonder how long you'd survive a zombie apocalypse? Of course you have, and so have we. It always comes down to one question: What kind of zombies? Today on the BEAM Me Up Podcast, the guys discuss zombies, how much they've changed over the years, and of course how and how long they'd survive the apocalypse. Even if it means doing some unsavory things...Join the conversation: What are your go-to zombie survival skills? What's the worst thing you would do if you had to survive the zombie apocalypse? Let us know on our Twitter @NICEEntGroup! And while you're at it, check out our YouTube page over at youtube.com/NICEGamingEnt!Stay Nice~
46 minutes | Aug 9, 2021
Round One...Fight! (Fighting Games)
Remember when you used to get into arguments with your friends and had to settle them on the sticks? Ah...good times. This week we're talking about the cause and solution to many of the arguments of your childhood: fighting games. Are fighting games still worth it? Are they better in the digital age with online play? What do you do if you're not very good at fighters but your friends want to play? We discuss all that and more on this week's BEAM Me Up podcast! Join the conversation: What was the first fighting game you played? Do you still play fighters today? Let us know on our Twitter @NICEEntGroup! And while you're at it, check out our YouTube page over at youtube.com/NICEGamingEnt!Stay Nice~
47 minutes | Aug 2, 2021
Such a MARVELous Series (MCU Series)
Welcome back to season 3 of the BEAM Me Up podcast! To kick things off this season we're talking about the latest step in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, series. Yes, WandaVision was amazing, but since then we've gotten 2 new series in the form of Falcon and the Winter Soldier as well as Loki. How do those shows hold up? Are they worth the watch? What do we think about the latest direction of the MCU? Do we prefer the Marvel series or the Marvel movies? We're answering all that and more on the latest episode of the BEAM Me Up podcast!Join the conversation: What did you think of the latest Marvel series? Do you like the new direction of the MCU? Let us know on our Twitter @NICEEntGroup! And while you're at it, check out our YouTube page over at youtube.com/NICEGamingEnt!Stay Nice~
44 minutes | May 31, 2021
Consumption is Consuming Me (Binge Culture)
In the words of Batman: You either die a hero or live long enough to see yourself become the villain. This week we're discussing a potential hero turned villain as we take a look at how streaming platforms have completely revolutionized the way we consume media--for better or worse. Is binge-watching TV really that bad? Is it sustainable? Is it better to release episodes weekly? Have TV series overtaken movies? Join us on the Season 2 finale of the BEAM Me Up podcast as we discuss the answers to all those questions. Join the Conversation! What do you think about binge-culture? Do you like episodic releases? Is the current binge-and-release format sustainable? Let us know on our Twitter, Instagram, or Youtube (https://linktr.ee/niceentgroup) your thoughts on binge-culture and streaming as a whole!
48 minutes | May 24, 2021
I'm Board, Let’s Play a Game (Tabletop Gaming)
Everyone remembers the time you made your friend go bankrupt in Monopoly. You also can't forget the disappointment when you took the biggest slide down to the beginning in shoots and ladders. Take a trip down memory lane with the N.I.C.E. Entertainment as they talk about board games and the fun of it all. While we are at it, we also discuss what board games are doing in other avenues like video games, apps and even movies. Don't stay bored, listen in on this weeks episode of The Beam Me Up Podcast!Join the Conversation! What is your favorite board game? Do you have a funny past story on it or maybe a house rule most don't know about? Let us know on our Twitter, Instagram, or Youtube (https://linktr.ee/niceentgroup) your thoughts on board games!
48 minutes | May 10, 2021
Clash of the Titans (Mechs and Monsters)
Who doesn't love a good ol' fashioned giant monster battle?! Today, the guys of NICE Entertainment discuss kaiju movies like the recently released Godzilla vs King Kong as well as the impact of giant monsters on media. And since you can't discuss one without the other, The Boys also discuss the impact of mechs and how ubiquitous giant robots are and how commonly they're paired with kaijus. Also, are Transformers cooler than Gundams? All that and more on this week's BEAM Me Up Podcast!Join the conversation! Are you a monster movie fan? What about robots and mechs? Let us know on our Twitter, Instagram or YouTube (https://linktr.ee/niceentgroup) your thoughts on kaijus and mechs!
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