Episode 20: Making It All Up

This episode, we talk about Star Wars saturation, Thor: Fraggle Rock, and what it takes to make a game of your own.

Tangents:

  • Miiverse is no longer. RIP.
  • New Star Wars Trilogy – may not be Skywalker based
  • Thor: Ragnarok – Jared’s & Shawn’s Review
  • Sony going BIG with VR – Black Friday discounts on Skyrim VR bundle – There will be a version of Skyrim, Shawn won’t own.
  • TMNT is coming to Injustice 2…. what?… .. okay!
  • Breath of the Wild DLC, still coming out this year… have no idea what it is… but hey… Amiibo.
  • Shawn shares his thoughts about the upcoming Xenoblade Chronicles 2.
  • Blizz-Con
    • Starcraft II goes free to play
    • New Overwatch Cinematic – Reinhardt
    • New Blizzard World Map
    • New Overwatch hero – Moira
    • World of Warcraft new expansion… and new vanilla server
    • No Diablo… wonder why….

Main Topic:  So you want to be a Games Designer

  • Creating your own games
  • Where to start?
    • Mods
    • Start Small – build that then expand
  • Who do you work for?
  • Tools to make games
    • Systems
      • D20/PF/SF
    • Game Engines
      • Unreal
      • Unity
      • RPG Maker MV
      • Pico
    • Art Resources
    • Writing?
  • Not Tetris – and example of deconstructing a game that is not as fun to play.

Fans Giving of the Back Feeds

@420_Lux: @4Score7Pongs I am offended Jared said loins I would like a refund. Also I play switch 95% of the time handheld. Shaun really shows his age this week.

Shawn Nagle: When it comes to loot boxes, I have no issues…as long as they don’t give you in game advantage. You can choose to buy the boxes that are cosmetic. I like new skins and mounts in heroes of the storm. It adds to a game where you are pretty much doing the same thing over and over.

One Dumb Thing

  • Disney Streaming Service – New SW TV and Marvel TV

Credits:

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

Main Topic Music: Torsten Gran-Ruaz – The Elder Scrolls III- Morrowind

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

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Episode 19: Just Chill Man

Shawn says we shouldn’t let you know when we’re gone. Did you even notice? We talk about some latest news, Mario Odyssey, and how to JUST CHILL. ARE YOU CHILL?

Tangents:

  • The end of Toys in Gaming – Lego Dimensions support ends – Amiibo still selling… not sure why… they don’t do anything.
  • PC Destiny 2 has Aim Assist and no Chat…
  • First set of Xbox games on Xbox One BC Released – SWTOR & Prince of Persia!
  • Battlefront 2… is Shawn buying?
  • Dragon Age creative director leaves BioWare
  • EA Death Machine: Killed Star Wars Burnout Crossover Series we didn’t even know we wanted.
  • A Nintendo Switch Knockoff That Can Play Basically All Retro Games
  • VVVVVV is coming to Switch NOVEMBER 17th
  • Rocket League Coming to Switch NOVEMBER 14th
  • Sony Press Conference
    • Spider-man
    • Spleunky 2
    • Shadow Colossus REMAKE 4K HD FRAMES
    • Last Of Us Part II: Depressing World Simulator Murderscape Stabville, Incorporated District of Tortureville
  • Mario Odyssey -Mini-reviews by BOTH of us

Main Topic:  Chill Games

  • Sometimes passing time is just about that…
  • Games as Meditation
  • Relaxation is also about the soundtrack
  • Chill Game Examples:
    • Stardew Valley
    • Journey
    • Katamari
    • Sims
    • No Man’s Sky
    • Starbound
    • MineCraft
    • Animal Crossing
    • Mobile Games

One Dumb Thing

  •  LOOT BOXES

Charity Shout Out

Friend of the show Daphne is raising money for kids. A 24 hour boardgaming marathon. Donate here.

You can follow their Twitch stream here.

Credits:

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

Main Topic Music:   Stardew Valley – Raven’s Descent

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

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Episode 18: Go Boldly and Carry Hope

We discuss toxic game culture and its impact on gaming at large and people who identify as gamers. We also discuss STAR TREK, and why we need it today, and how Star Trek Discovery doesn’t fill the need.

Tangents:

Main Topic: Why We Need Star Trek

Star Trek Discovery

  • Spoilers!! Star Trek: Discovery – a (not so) quick review
  • Black Alert

What is Star Trek?

  • 30th Anniversary of Star Trek: The Next Generation – Honest Trailers
  • The Philosophy of Star Trek
    • Mankind will get through this and be better
    • Morality
    • Our enemies are like us
    • Exploration & curiosity drive humanity
  • Timeline confusion & continuations
  • Death of Expanded Universe – Just like Star Wars – Books/Comics, etc. all obsoleted but will be used to pick from – “Black Fleet” comment in Discovery is based on concept by John M. Ford
  • Video Games of Star Trek
    • Good:
      • 25th Anniversary/ Judgment Rights
      • Star Trek: Bridge Commander
      • Star Trek: Starfleet Command (series)
      • Star Trek: Armada (series)
      • ST Voyager: Elite Force (series)
      • ST:TNG Pinball Table
    • Bad:
      • Star Trek: Klingon Honor Guard
      • Star Trek: New Worlds
      • Star Trek (2013)

One Dumb Thing

  • Gotham – The Entire Premise

Credits:

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

Main Topic Music:  Picard Song – Dark Materia

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

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Episode 17: Why Can’t Metroid Crawl?

We discuss The Orville, Ohio’s unhappiness, Nintendo’s getting violent, and something near and dear to heart… METROID. The last Metroid is in captivity, and this podcast is at peace.

Tangents:

Main Topic: Metroid

  • Why does Metroid still matter?
  • 2D Metroid vs 3D Metroid
  • Jared nerds out ‘bout Metroid lore
  • Jared & Shawn both really like Metroid
  • Two metroid hiatuses only makes the desire stronger
  • Metroid Samus Returns still stands out amongst a cornucopia of other Metroidvania indie games. Does Metroid II justice

One Dumb Thing

Credits:

Intro Music: Theme of Samus Aran, Space Warrior (Smash Bros. Brawl)

Main Topic Music:  Main Theme (Metroid) (Smash Bros. Brawl)

Outro Music: Menu Select (Metroid Prime)

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Episode 16: Indie Games the Podcast

This week Jared and Shawn discuss the growth of independent games and their impact on the industry. Also we review The Defenders (summary: meh).

Tangents:

Main Topic: Indie Game Scene

  • Growth of the indie scene
  • What makes a game indie?
  • Who are the leaders in the space?
    • Shovel Knight
    • Super Meat Boy Forever
    • Braid
    • Spelunky
    • FEZ
    • Party Hard
    • Castle Crashers
    • Flinthook
    • No Mans Sky
    • Downwell
    • Towerfall
    • Steamworld Dig
    • Undertale…….
    • A good list of more

One Dumb Thing

Credits:

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

Main Topic Music: Shovel Knight – Strike The Earth (Plains of Passage)… KAZOO’d!

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

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Episode 15: One Dumb Things

Hey fellow kids, what podcasts are the hippest? Ours! We talk Ducktales, a Joker origin film, Sonic Mania, and our main topic… you’ll want to stick around for.

Tangents:

Main Topic: Main topics. Are they main enough?

  • Sometimes

One Dumb Things

What has Nintendo screwed up this week. SNES Classic Preorders.

Death Note, Why oh god, why?!

Congress tries to be cool…

“The Legend of Zelda series is Nintendo’s best-selling video game franchise enjoyed by more than two generations of gamers. The action-adventure game was released in 1986, only one year after Nintendo’s founding in 1985. And you know what else was released in 1986? Yeah, you do. The last major reform to the American tax code was signed into law in 1986.”

Hey Fellow Kids
Hey Fellow Kids

Credits:

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

Main Topic Music: Stranger Things Theme

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

 

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Episode 14: Stop Hitting Yourself

We discuss a thousand streaming services, and a thought experiment on violence in games.

Tangents:

Main Topic: Games Sure Are Violent

  • Games are violent
  • Do they have to be?
  • Are games that aren’t violent as compelling? (Adventure Games, Animal Crossing, Stardew Valley, etc)
  • Violence as a mechanic. Shooting, punching, jumping on Goomba’s heads.
  • Even games that aren’t known for violence offer some way of causing harm to others.
  • Does it matter?

Final Thoughts

One Dumb Thing: Everyone has a Sub Streaming Service!!!

Credits:

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

Main Topic Music: Mortal Kombat Theme

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

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Episode 13: Setting up a Play Date for the Kids

We’re finally back. For good. We talk about cooperative gaming in the truest sense. Coming together for something bigger.

Tangents:

Main Topic: Co-op Gaming

  • Split-screen vs. Local vs. Internet co-play
  • Cooperative vs. Competitive – why working together is better
  • Shared Worlds – survival games, building games – Minecraft, Terraria, Starbound, Conan: Exiles, Ark, Fortnite, LEGO games, etc.
  • Cooperative Storytelling – Diablo III, Divinity: Original Sin/OS2, Monaco: What’s Yours Is Mine
  • Destiny and the co-op Competitive FPS MMOG
  • Party Games – RockBand, Just Dance
  • Hosting a game party – Co-op style!
  • http://www.co-optimus.com/

Final Thoughts

One Dumb Thing: The Dark Tower – Why?

Credits:

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

Main Topic Music: Toejam & Earl

Outro Music : Bearkeys – Classical Piano: Super Smash Bros Melee – Break The Targets

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Episode 12: Fans Know Better?

We’re back baby! We talk about Diablo 2… er I mean 3. Our main topic is the cycle of fan games, mods, hacks, creative control etc. Games have a life of their own after they are published.

Tangents:

  • Diablo III: Rise of the Necromancer – Neat
  • MegaMaker – https://mega-maker.com/
  • Summer Games Done Quick – final tally – 1.7 Million Dollars… wow Doctors without Borders wins!
  • Castlevania on Netflix
  • Super NES Classic… sure… okay… Starfox 2… WHAT?!
  • Spider-man:Coming Home with bags of ducats… $250 Mazillion
  • New Nintendo 3DS ends production in Japan
  • Toejam & Earl Back In The Groove
1 more than the last Star Fox, but 2 more than Star Fox Zero.
1 more than the last Star Fox, but 2 more than Star Fox Zero.

Main Topic: Hacks, Fan Games , Exploits – A Discussion

  • Is fan created content worth it?
    • Super Mario Maker
    • Only on the Wii U, so…. You know.
    • Corporate Control
  • Mega Man Vs. Street Fighter
    • Fan made, Capcom published
  • Mods
  • Creator Intent vs Fan Actuality
  • Games taking on a life of their own

Final Thoughts

One Dumb Thing: Disney Remaking Their Films

Credits:

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

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

Main Topic Music: Mega Man X5 Opening

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

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

 

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Episode 11: rE3-Cap

E3 is over, and well, there’s not much to talk about. So we talk about it for an hour. Nintendo shows off Super Mario Odyssey, and Metroid.

Tangents:

  • Batman: Mask of the Phantasm(1993) is coming to Blu-ray next month with a new 2017 1080p HD Remaster!
  • Han Solo Directors FIRED!!! – Back to LEGO movies for you! Opie will see us through!! Way to go Mayberry
  • Ultimate Thor Returns
  • Jared Mini-Reviews ARMS & Nex Machina
  • Update: Flinthook got a twin stick mode
  • Watchmen TV series on HBO? Stop making Watchmen adaptations.

E3 Recap

  • Microsoft
    • Xboxxex X – Microsoft’s XXX Console
      • They had to mention Teraflops….
    • “Xbox – the bro console”
    • Games
      • Metro
      • Crackdown 3
      • Cuphead
      • Anthem
  • Bethesda
    • Creation CLub – pay for free mods todaY!!
    • Vr gAMES – ONE PREDICTED, ONE SURPRISE
    • Wolfenstein II
    • Enemy Within II
    • Dishonored II stand alone expansion
  • Sony
    • All about the games
    • God of War
    • Detroit
    • Horizon: The Frozen Wilds Expansion
    • Spider-Man
  • Nintendo
    • Damn you Nintendo – Shawn’s response
    • Metroid 2/x2
    • Mario Odyssey
    • Xenoblade 2

Mario Odyssey Looks Insane

  • PC Games Showcase
    • Umm… that happened again?
    • X-Com 2 War of the Chosen Expansion
  • Other Stuff We Liked
    • Beyond Good & Evil 2
    • Monster Hunter World
    • Shadow of War – Shawn’s Game of the Show

One Dumb Thing: E3 or Final Fantasy XV VR Fishing!!!! (Shawn’s Number One Pick of 2017)

Final Thoughts

Credits:

Intro Music: Super Mario Odyssey “I’ll Be Your 1-UP Girl”

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

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

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