Main Topic: Hype
The role of the press
Streamers replacing traditional reviews
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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
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
Intro: Serious Monkey Business: 2-01 Roller Disco – ReMixer: Zylance
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…
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
One Dumb Thing: Facebook’s never ending quest to be Snapchat
Closing music – Miracle of Sound – Hell to Pay https://miracleofsound.bandcamp.com/track/hell-to-pay-2
Iron Fist: Correction
Introducing Brian “morningtoast” Vaughn
How about we call Quick Hits…. Tangents? No not gentlemen that have been touched by the sun.
Destiny 2 Release Date
MOAR Star Wars?
Red Dead 2, Last of Us 2
Mid Song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_A2kHggqA3E
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!
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
Mass Effect Andromeda: I wouldn’t do that with a bag on my head OR hers
Marvel’s Iron Fist: Quick impression, discussion of the whole Netflix group of series and hopes for the future
Dungeons & Dragons: Beyond app in Open Beta: Discuss the return to digital tools for Wizards after so long, also some comments on D&D 5E in general – Jared’s perspective as a player, shawn’s as a DM, etc.
Trick Switch: Discussion of the Switch launch, good and bad issues, Jared’s fanboy view vs. Shawn’s cynical perspective
The Expansive Empty Darkness: Why is no one watching The Expanse? Is SyFy TV dead? Who cares? Why you should be viewing it!
Odd game pairings: Who really expected Conan Exiles on Nintendo Switch?
Mid-Boss Break: Zelda theme remix (http://zelda25.ocremix.org/)
Main Topic: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
What’s new about this entry?
Comparison to older titles
Multi-platform Nintendo game!! – WiiU vs. Switch experience
But… (negatives, flaws, bad things we’ve observed)
Fanboy Segment: Jared gets time to just rant about how Breath of the Wild is the BESTEST GAME EVAR!! and Shawn gets to be a dick about it.
One Dumb Thing: Nintendo Friend Codes return… WHY?
Last Shots: Ad Lib
Outro – Turtles in Time. ( http://shellshocked.ocremix.org/ )