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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Episode 10: E3 Part Scorpio

Tangents

  • Sega does what Nintendon’t
  • The Road to E3 – what do we expect?
    • Scorpio
      • 4K is it a decider for you?
    • Bethesda
      • VR Games
      • New Sci-fi setting?

Other Titles:

  • EA Conference
    • Every Sports game is an RPG now..
      • NBA Live & Madden 18 have storylines and loot systems
    • Anthem – New Bioware game.. Not much shown yet – MS conference
    • Battlefront II – Now I’m sold….
      • New Gameplay Trailer
      • Single Player Campaign
      • Space Combat!!!
        • V-WINGS!!!
      • FREE Expanded content – no Season pass!!!
      • All 3 ERAS!
        • MP Feels like Battlefield meets Battlefront II (original)
        • Points let you unlock ships/specialist classes – no more fighting over cards/icons
        • Phased maps – change gameplay

 

  • E3 Schedule:

Conference Schedule
Conference Conference Time
EA Saturday, June 10 at 3 PM ET
Microsoft Sunday, June 11 at 5 PM ET
Bethesda Sunday, June 11 at 12 AM/Midnight!  ET
PC Gaming Show Monday, June 12 at 1 PM ET
Ubisoft Monday, June 12 at 3 PM ET
Sony Monday, June 12 at 9 PM ET
Nintendo Tuesday, June 13th at 12 PM ET

One Dumb Thing: Spoilers for Marketing

Final Thoughts

Credits:

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

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

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