Episode 31: Our Annual Episode for 2019

Sines, Co-Sines, & Tangents
Sines, Co-Sines, & Tangents
Episode 31: Our Annual Episode for 2019


  • Remember our upload schedule in 2017?
  • Live show, we need to do one


  • Diablo Amiibo: The weirdest one ever!
  • Fallout 76 Discussion
    • Is it a success?
    • Emergent Story vs. Narrative
  • Red Dead Redemption 2: The Predemption
  • Nintendo Online mini-review – is it worth it?
    • Less issues with a good network. Overall: Meh
  • Buying Gifts for Your Friends & Family to recruit them into gaming
  • Ralph Wrecks The Internet Mini Review
    • Good message, bad execution, not as good as the original.
  • Spider-man Into the Spiderverse… it’s a hit.
  • Young Justice: Outsiders
  • Neither of us have Seen Aquaman, so shut up…

Main Topic: Endless Adventures

  • Why do certain games resonate?
  • What makes a game something you keep going back to?
  • Gameplay Loops, Wish Fulfillment and Reward Systems in Games
  • Emotional connections in games
  • Games without end – Evergreen Games
  • What are we owed for $60?
  • Counter: The argument for SHORTER games

Fans Giving of the Back Feeds

  • Superfan Kyle “Called In”

Missed Opportunities

  • Shawn: Legacy Board games (Betrayal, Pandemic, etc.)
  • Jared: Miyazaki Films?

One Dumb Thing

  • Soulja Boy’s Rise and Fall

One Gratifying Thing

  • Games Done Quick

Podcast Chapters

00:00:00 – Intro
00:04:47 – Tangents
00:46:31 – Main Topic: Endless Adventures
01:14:49 – Fans Giving of the Back Feeds
01:18:50 – Missed Opportunities
01:24:12 – One Dumb Thing
01:26:34 – One Gratifying Thing


Intro Music: Serious Monkey Business: 2-01 Roller Disco – ReMixer: Zylance
Main Topic Music: ProZD – “war does not change, jerry
Outro Music : djsmell – “Gotta Main ‘Em All!” – SMASH BROS ULTIMATE SONG Ft. Swiblet (Parody of The Pokérap)





4 responses to “Episode 31: Our Annual Episode for 2019”

  1. McBoat Avatar

    First off, I meant the Aquaman comment for this ep (which I listened to back-to-back with the last one). Oops…

    Secondly, gifted games are nice, but sometimes it takes more to convince someone that they should (and would really love) playing it–especially if you already have a backlog of games you’ve been meaning to play. I think if you want someone to get into a game, you need to have them experience the game first. Whether they are just watching you/someone play or if they actually interact themselves, that experience of the game goes a lot further and can have an impression on them. I had that over the years with Super Mario 3, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, StarCraft, Halo, TowerFall, Celeste, etc. Many of those games became instant favorites for me because of that.

    And three, I sometimes can feel a bit overwhelmed at how many games (and how much media type things, period) come out on a regular basis, so it’s nice having some games to go back to on a regular basis. Or just replaying old favorites. They’re like–to put in terms of the game tag–home base in a way, and just have feelings of comfort and familiarity. Skyrim is a game that I also happen to love (and I also happen to own several copies), and it’s one of those games for me. While I like trying new games or trying out old games for the first time, I love revisiting and replaying games that I really enjoy.

    1. jarbochov Avatar

      I’ve been meaning to bring it up in a podcast, or writing about it. I don’t want to keep up with every single game as it comes out. (I obviously have to do some research for our podcast), but yeah there’s too much to play, and I haven’t finished the ones I started.

      1. McBoat Avatar

        I hear you. It’s not often I actually beat a game. And I feel like I don’t try out new or unplayed games enough. I think along with the familiarity aspect of a replayed game, there’s also the exhaustion factor to take into account. As in, I often feel drained at the end of the work day and I just don’t have the capacity to try something new/different. It’s just mentally easier to go back to something known, and it can sometimes be a relief or respite for that day.

        1. jarbochov Avatar

          That’s a very good point. The initialization energy to play a game you’re familiar with is pretty low. I feel like I have to prepare to play a new game and take in the sights.

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