Episode 8: Randomly Roguelike

This week we discuss the great randomness that roguelikes bring to games, and the best DC movie you’ll see this year, and it’s not even a movie!

Tangents

  • Flinthook
  • The Witcher TV Series on Netflix (Book based not Game based)
  • Strafe?
  • Dead Cells Early Access
  • Star Trek Discovery Trailer
  • Injustice 2
  • Everspace

Main Topic: Roguelike Gaming

  1. The origins of the Rogue-like
    1. Rogue
    2. Moria/NetHack
  2. Ever Evolving games
    1. Procedural generation
    2. Tile-based generation
  3. Possibilities
    1. Mega Man
    2. Mario?
  4. Favorite Roguelikes/Hybrid Roguelikes
    1. Rogue Legacy
    2. Diablo/Diablo II
    3. Spelunky
    4. The Binding of Isaac
    5. Darkest Dungeon
    6. Don’t Starve
    7. FTL:Faster Than Light
    8. Crawl
    9. Flinthook
  5. Everything is a roguelike on Steam!!! (NOT)
    1. http://store.steampowered.com/tag/en/Rogue-like/#p=0&tab=PopularNewReleases

One Dumb Thing: None surprisingly.

Final Thoughts

We want your input. Do you want to see us stream games from our backlog. Or more current games? TELL US.

Credits:

Intro Music: Serious Monkey Business: 2-01 Roller Disco – ReMixer: Zylance

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNnCechD3NU

Main Topic Music: Diablo – Tristram Village

Closing Music: Patrice Bourgeault – Flinthook Original Soundtrack – Galaxy’s Greatest Pirate.mp3

Episode 7: Hey Look! A Dungeons & Dragons Ride!

We discuss role playing games, team building, and building stories or experiences that will last a lifetime.

Tangents

  • Judge Dredd TV Series?
  • Subnautica (micro-review)
  • Mass Effect ON HOLD after Andromeda
  • Vanquish Pre-order on Steam
  • Remember Spider-man? Yeah he has a movie this year too…July 7
  • Hellboy Reboot

Main Topic: Learning to Play an offline RPG

  1. How to introduce new players
  2. What do new players experience?
  3. Finding your voice
  4. Simple Complexity in games
  5. Building the party – adding other players
  6. Logistics & Bad Stuff – Why gaming with people is hard
  7. Playing Offline RPGs Online
    1. Video Game DM mode: Neverwinter Nights, NWN II, DM101 Training, Divinity: Original Sin II
    2. Virtual Tabletops: Roll20.net, Fantasy Grounds, Tabletop Simulator, D20Pro
    3. Character Tools: HeroLab, HeroMachine
  8. RPG Resources:
    1. D&D (5E) Basic Rules
    2. Star Wars RPG Starter Set
      1. Which SW RPG is right for you?
    3. Pathfinder Beginner Set
    4. Starfinder RPG
    5. How to Run a Tabletop Game online

 

One Dumb Thing:

Alan Wake is going away from purchase.

Final Thoughts

Credits:

Intro Music: Serious Monkey Business: 2-01 Roller Disco – ReMixer: Zylance

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNnCechD3NU

Main Topic Music: The Legend of Fat Neil (Community) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OuxvyGpT_z0  (0:00-0:26 seconds)

Closing Music: D&D – Stephen Lynch

Episode 6: Tangentially Speaking

We’re back this week with an all tangents podcast. Ranging from superheroes, to superheroes, are there enough superheroes already? We talk about XBox Project Scorpio, and DLC for Zelda, and much more more.

Tangents

Main Topic: The tangents are the topic. Get it?

One Dumb Thing:

New NEW especially new Nintendo 2DS XL super mega non-3D version now with thumbsticks and Knuckles

Your Final Thoughts?

Credits:

Intro Music: Serious Monkey Business: 2-01 Roller Disco – ReMixer: Zylance

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNnCechD3NU

 

Main Topic Music: None
Closing Music: Mah Na Mah Na – Mahna Mahna and The Two Snowths

Episode 5: Let’s Play in the Sand

Tangents

  • Doctor Who – New Season
  • ByeByeBoxBoy – HAL Laboratory’s Charming Puzzle Trilogy
  • Free Starcraft
  • SNES Classic?
  • Cloak & Dagger on Freeform?

Main Topic: Game Worlds

  • Open World
  • Sandboxes
  • Linear Experiences (FF X, FF XIII)
  • Why do game worlds matter?

One Dumb Thing: Steam Controller/Steam Link

Credits:

Intro Music: Serious Monkey Business: 2-01 Roller Disco – ReMixer: Zylance

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNnCechD3NU

Main Topic Music: Friedrich Habetler Music – Final Fantasy X – Battle Theme | Epic Rock Cover

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3U9lwg25Xc

Closing Music: Jonathan Coulton – Still Alive – Portal

Episode 4: The Hype is Real!!

Tangents

Main Topic: Hype

  • The role of the press
  • Streamers replacing traditional reviews
  • Pre-order now to get this great coffee mug sticker for your secret base!
  • Practical Examples: Destiny, No Man’s Sky, Halo 5, etc.

The Gartner Disillusionment Cycle

The Hype Cycle: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hype_cycle

The Power of Unreleased Games: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bV8bZ053Aw

The Sonic Cycle

One Dumb Thing:

Nintendo ending mini-NES production and sales despite not supplying enough to meet demand

Last Thoughts

Credits:

Intro Music: Serious Monkey Business: 2-01 Roller Disco – ReMixer: Zylance

Main Topic Music: Quad City DJ’s – C’mon N’ Ride It (The Train)

Closing Music: Monomirror – Greenwaves (Plains of Passage) – Strike the Earth! Shovel Knight Arranged

Episode 3: Bring out Yur Dead!

Intro: Serious Monkey Business: 2-01 Roller Disco – ReMixer: Zylance
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNnCechD3NU

Tangents

  • Shovel Knight : Specter of Torment
  • Destiny 2 Update! Why is all the Loot Gone? PC Master Race to Rule all the Destiny
  • It’s about time: Twitter stopped counting your handle
  • Planescape: Torment Remastered

Main Topic – Dead Game Genres

Sound Clip – https://youtu.be/grbSQ6O6kbs 0:55-1:45

  • The rise and fall of…
    • Adventure games
    • Isometric RPGs
    • Flight Simulators
    • FPS games
    • Sports games
    • Beat ‘em Ups
  • How do old games age?
  • Why do Genre die?
  • What genre would we want to see come back? Go Away?
  • Kickstarter and the return of classic games
    • Thimbleweed Park

One Dumb Thing: Facebook’s never ending quest to be Snapchat

Last Thoughts

 

Closing music – Miracle of Sound – Hell to Pay https://miracleofsound.bandcamp.com/track/hell-to-pay-2

Episode 2: ‘Member Han Solo?

Iron Fist: Correction

Introducing Brian “morningtoast” Vaughn

How about we call Quick Hits…. Tangents? No not gentlemen that have been touched by the sun.

  • Samurai Jack
  • Destiny 2 Release Date
  • MOAR Star Wars?
  • Red Dead 2, Last of Us 2

Mid Song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_A2kHggqA3E
https://soundcloud.com/purenoize/nostalgia-original-mix

Main Theme: The Lure of Nostalgia

  • What makes old stuff seem better?
  • Are there no new ideas?
  • The Endless Loop – Spiderman
  • Those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it..
  • When is a remake/redo/relaunch good? Why?

One Dumb Thing: Let us buy our nostalgia!

Last Thoughts

End Song:  YoshiBlade – “I Never Drink… Wine”

Sources: Castlevania: Symphony of the Night – “Dracula’s Castle,” Castlevania (N64) – “Dungeon – Main Theme”

Original Composers: Michiru Yamane, Masahiko Kimura, Motoaki Furukawa, Mariko Egawa

https://soundcloud.com/ocremix/02-i-never-drink-wine-castlevania-symphony-of-the-night-castlevania-n64?in=ocremix/sets/yoshiblade-candy-corn