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2 Brothers Talk Games
59 minutes | 3 years ago
041 - The Game Awards
Hey All, * * This week we talk about the Game Awards that went for 3 hours. * * (Really? I mean who can watch corporate masturbation for THAT long?) * * There’s a lot of games we think are very deserving and a lot of games we think are not very deserving. We also talk about some of our favourite games for this year. * * Josh really liked Witcher 3, Duelyst, Stardew Valley and other games that let him listen to podcasts or music while he played. He’s dull like that. * * Paul liked a Podcast called The Cleaning of John Doehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-cleaning-of-john-doe-true-crime/id1298179135?mt=2 . He’s still been spending his life playing Assassins Creed Origins (and NOT buying any MTX) * * We also note a very interesting feature of the Game Awards but to find out what that is, you’ll have to listen. * * As always, Paul can be found @paulomalley, Josh can be found @zugai and at his other podcasthttps://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/podculture-plays-d-d/id1317528754?mt=2 * * Feel free to drop us a line firstname.lastname@example.org. Keep Rolling!
63 minutes | 3 years ago
040 - Bring Out The Banhammer
Hey All, this episode we talk about whether there should be any games that shouldn't be allowed out into the wild. We also agree that we need to disagree. So we're going to work on that. Paul has been enjoying more of Assassins Creed Origins and Josh has been enjoying Valley a game about running and jumping. Are we enjoying ourselves? Quite a bit. You can find us @paulomalley @zugai or email us at email@example.com Keep rolling!
58 minutes | 3 years ago
039 - EA is E-Vil
Hey all, As always we want to thank Gavin Dunne for his music. The man is the patron saint of podcast music needers and you can go and buy his music. Just look up Miracle of sound. Well it seems like the loot crate boom of 2017 might be coming to a wonderful end. We can only hope. It’s pretty obvious what we spoke about this week. But we also talk about some great games! Paul has been playing a sweet little indie game called Assassin's Creed Origins. He’s quite fond of it. My own experience with the series has been somewhat lacking. Who knows if I ever finish the Witcher 3 I might have to have another look at the series. Is Ezio still in it? I’ve been playing Kingdoms! Which is a great little 2d side scrolling game about building your kingdom and defending against monsters at night. It’s a great little way to use your time and very satisfying. We also talk about the X.B.O.X and how having a powerful console is the way to go. Also, I am doing another podcast! If you like DnD come check out podculture plays DnD:http://nerdythingspod.com/podcast/podculture-plays-dd-episode-1-cast-detect-evil-on-the-dm/ As always you can hit us up @paulomalley @zugai and firstname.lastname@example.org Kep rolling!
61 minutes | 3 years ago
038 - Fast Company
Hey all, We’ve been away/sick the last week so we’ve now had time to catch up with each other. This week we talk about the fact that The Witness is not worth your time. Neither is Borderlands 2. Paul has been kicking it old school with OG Xbox Backwards Compatibility and spending time with Star Wars: KOTOR and Fuzion Frenzy as well as enjoying the awesome free Stranger Things game on Mobile. Also, Fantasy Flight games are no launching into video games. What does this mean? Are we excited? https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2017/10/26/tabletop-publisher-fantasy-flight-games-has-opened-a-digital-studio/ WoW is going to be opening vanilla servers after years and years of people asking for it. Neither of us are very excited: https://www.kotaku.com.au/2017/11/blizzard-announces-world-of-warcraft-classic/ And which common things in games would we be okay without? Mainly anything that gets in the way of fun. Thanks all and feel free to contact us on email@example.com or @zugai or @paulomalley on twitter.
75 minutes | 3 years ago
037 - Indie - Pendence
Hi All, As always, a huge thanks to Gavin, the Miracle of Sound Dunne, who done the music we use for our intro! This week we’re glad to have Paul back in town. It’s great to have him back from Japan. This week we bang on more than a little about lootboxes as the UK government says that they have already taken steps: UK government answer loot box questions | Rock, Paper, Shotgun But really what they are saying is that they don’t want to have to worry about it. And if you buy Vermintide 2 you won’t have to worry about lootboxes at all, according to them at least: Vermintide 2 will not sell loot boxes, developer confirms | PC Gamer My opinion? They deserve extra credit for that. A lot of it. In even more nefarious news, Activision has found a way to make microtransactions even worse: Activision patent matchmaking system pushing microtransactions | Rock, Paper, Shotgun There is nothing about this that is okay. Not a thing. RPS does joke about whether gamers should form some kind of collective to patent the worst gaming practises they can consider. Maybe not a terrible idea. Our big question of the week concerns indie games: Are indie games too cheap? | PC Gamer Without getting too much into spoilers, we’re not completely sure. My follow up idea is that much of the problem also comes from a lack of QA with Steam or other online distribution services where dodgy devs could release a product for a few $’s make some quick sales and then bugger off. This of course erodes trust in the indie game sector and brings down the percieved value. How does one fix that? No idea. What have we been playing? Cuphead, which Paul thinks is great! Guild of Dungeoneering, which Josh is still enjoying! Overgrowth, which is not worth your time, unless you got it in a bundle and had no idea! As always, we can be reached at @paulomalley and @zugai and also firstname.lastname@example.org Keep rolling!
55 minutes | 3 years ago
036 - Can't keep a Talion How Much You Pay to Win
Hi there all, we're so happy to be allowed to use Gavin Dunne's music for our podcast. If you could buy some of his music that'd be amazing! We have ourselves a good talk about why Shadow of War should be allowed to fail. And neither of us EVER advocate using the Pirate Bay to go and download it illegally because pay to win games like that are the scourge of the industry and should be put down mercifully. But we WOULD advocate that you go and buy the original Shadow of Mordor, maybe even for a friend because it was a good game and you can get it pretty cheap. In fact, why not buy it for 2 friends? We also have a talk about Offworld Trading Co and why it is a better game than Galactic Civilisations 3. Which is a re-skin of an older game, Galactic Civilisations 2. We do however kind of like Sins of a Solar Empire, or at least some of its design. Should you ask us questions at email@example.com? Ask and find out!
63 minutes | 3 years ago
035 - Total War is Grinding
Hey everyone, this week Paul is away in China and so I am recording with Ethan! We have a jolly good chat about games athat are a lot of fun and some that we think are just wastes of time. What do we like? Ethan likes TW:WH2 and wrote about it here: http://www.teamliquid.net/blogs/527421-played-some-total-war-warhammer-2-the-twoening I am enjoying Offworld trading co. and Caveblazers! Again! There's a new Dungeons game coming out this week and Ethan might play it! https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2017/10/05/dungeons-3-release-date/#more-482597 There's a new game coming from the people that made Stardew Valley, and Ethan probably won't play it! (I might) https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2017/10/05/spellbound-relationships/#more-482331 Also, should Bethesda maybe not have asked for America to be Nazi free again? https://www.kotaku.com.au/2017/10/bethesda-defends-wolfenstein-2-for-being-a-wolfenstein-game/ Let us know what you think! @zugai
62 minutes | 3 years ago
034 - Not Him, Hes A Dickhead!
Hello all and welcome to our latest podcast. We shall be always and completely grateful to Gavin Dunne AKA the Miracle of Sound for the use of his music. Unlike last week, both of us are in great health this time, so we were able to record! And we’ve been playing things! Before we get into any games stuff, I’d like to point out that I was on another podcast this week! http://www.talking.fail/631added I’ve mainly been playing Psychonauts and quite a lot of Caveblazers. CB’s is great and great value for a tenner: http://www.rupeck.com/caveblazers I usually don’t go in for roguelikes, but I quite like this one. Paul has been playing a lot of Back to Bed, or how to get Zoolander down for a nap: http://store.steampowered.com/app/308040/Back_to_Bed/ He likes it quite a bit, but thinks you should wait for a Steam sale. He does however think you should stop whatever you are doing and buy Oxenfree and Cuphead straight away: Oxenfree on Steam Buy Cuphead - Microsoft Store We also covered the recent legal goings on with Pewdiepie and the creators of Firewatch: https://www.polygon.com/2017/9/12/16295412/pewdiepie-campo-santo-firewatch-dmca-legal-abuse On a related note: https://www.polygon.com/2017/9/29/16384236/youtube-nintendo-livestream-monetization Nintendo has decided that it is restricting livestreaming. Bold idea. I don’t think it’s going to be their best decision. On a more personal note, we do sometimes like to boil a frog, and by that I mean, convince people to listen to the music we like: http://static.echonest.com/BoilTheFrog/?src=Michael%20Buble&dest=Sabaton We can of course, be found @paulomalley and @zugai and also at firstname.lastname@example.org Keep rolling!
69 minutes | 3 years ago
033 - Too Young for This Shit
Hey all, Damn what a week. Lucky for us we have the wonderful stylings of Mr Gavin Dunne to help our podcast with his music. Heaps of new stuff to look at his week. Let’s get into it! Do you like trains? This game looks like what would happen if you had an infinite amount of children train playsets around: https://www.excalibur-publishing.com/collections/indie/products/tracks-the-train-set-game In some ways it reminds me of Mini Metro, though MM is far more minimalistic. Don’t like trains? How about spaceships? https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/shortest-trip-to-earth#/ I like the look of this one. If you liked FTL or anything else in space, chances are you would like this. What if your spaceships had steampunk cowboy robots? That would be cool. But what if they were miners? http://imageform.se/game/steamworld-dig-2/ I loved the original of this game and I loved even more Steamworld Heist. And unlike all the others, this one has nothing to do with any form of transport, but everything to do with art and myth, the cornerstones of culture. http://www.okami-game.com/ And yes, I do know how to say it Sam. We also talk about Psychonauts, and the latest controversy around the question as to whether lootboxes are a form of gambling that need regulation. Counter-Strike skin gambling: site owners settle with FTC after social media endorsement disclosures | Rock, Paper, Shotgun It Is Time That We Start Referring to Loot Boxes as Gambling : Games It Is Time That We Start Calling Loot Boxes Slot Machines Galapagos syndrome hits Japan's mobile game industry- Nikkei Asian Review As always, we are available @paulomalley @zugai and email@example.com Keep rolling!
68 minutes | 3 years ago
032 - Hunie! I'm Home!
Hey there sweet things! We’re poppin’ along to The Miracle of Sound who gave us permission to use his music for free. What a guy. This week we’ve been playing quite a few games, some more salacious than others! Mainly because each of us bought some games from the HUmble Bundles! Paul purchased: Humble Hunie Sakura Bundle (pay what you want and help charity) And is not a total deviant. Seriously. From what he says Huniepop is well, quite an uplifting experience. Josh purchased: Humble Jumbo Bundle 9 (pay what you want and help charity) And is having fun teaching a toddler to destroy the landscape. And in game with Human Fall Flat! We have a discussion about This: Cuphead Reignites the "Game Journalists Should Be Good at Games" Debate - GameRevolution Given that neither of us plays games for a living we’d have to say that really we’re not sure, but it would help if journalists who report on games would most likely have better things to say if they at least have a passable level of ability. To at least get past the tutorial. The Witcher is as a series is now 10 years old! http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2017-09-04-who's-who-in-the-witcher's-wonderful-10-year-anniversary-video Nostalgia is one thing, but being pleasant is quite another. It follows the tone of Blood and wine. Geralt pretty well retires and only goes out to hunt monsters when he feels like it. It’s a good send off for a character and I’m not sure how many other characters it would work with. Probably not Gordon Freeman. Paul likes fighting games and tells us all about this blast from the past eing the first game to pioneer a way for the PC Master Race to dally with the commoners: Killer Instinct on Steam to support cross-play with Xbox One and Windows 10 | Windows Central As always we can be reached on twitter @zugai and @paulomalley and firstname.lastname@example.org! Keep rolling!
76 minutes | 4 years ago
031 - Hey Dad!
Hey All, Always, we thanks Mr Gavin Dunne for being the darn fine person he is to let us use his music without paying him anything. You should totally go buy a song from him. We’d like to start by saying that we hope you all had a wonderful father’s day or helped someone else have one. Some pretty cool stuff happened. First off, we found out that Destiny 2 will be playable with decent machines. As someone that has had long periods of no disposable income, this is quite rewarding. Feel free to get into the Beta here: http://us.battle.net/en/app/ Paul has been playing a bunch of cool little games that sound like a lot of fun. Rock of Ages 2 sounds like it has lived up to the hype and good light fun, and yes, Paul will indeed Rock you: Buy Rock of Ages 2: Bigger & Boulder™ - Microsoft Store Australia Death by rhythm bug doesn’t quite have the same snappiness of Thumper, though it does a better job of vaguely describing the game. This is a similar vein to Neon Drive, but from what I’ve heard is far more intense. Buy Thumper - Microsoft Store And for those open world people that like robots, this is probably a game you’d like. I quite like when a company gives a new IP a chance to be better. Never a bad thing. Buy ReCore: Definitive Edition - Microsoft Store Australia I’ve been chipping away at Total War: Warhammer and plowing through the greenskins with my dwarf throngs. So far not my best Total War experiences, but certainly my favourite Warhammer experiences in a videogame. Kind of also sorry to be coming to the end of Shadowrun Hong Kong. Sometimes you don’t need a sprawling epic march through tens of hours of text and character development to have a good time. Sometimes you just need to shoot people in the face with a drone. There are a range of things we’re following and looking into, but we’ll talk more about those later, when we know more about them. Till then you can get us @zugai @paulomalley and email@example.com Keep rolling!
74 minutes | 4 years ago
030 - Yay! Sports Ball!
Hey all, Hoping that you had a better day than Connor McGregor did against Mayfield. As always, Mr Gavin, The Miracle of Sound has allowed us the use of his music without paying! What a cool guy. This week we decided to talk about SPORTS! Well, sports games. Not E-Sports specifically, as neither of us is good enough at any games to compete at that level (maybe Paul could with speedrunners) but there have been some definite areas where sports games shine wonderfully, mainly in the area of emergent narrative as your favourite fictional or non-fictional characters grow and develop. One of my favourite sports games as a kid was Death Track. A wonderful murder romp while race car driving. I can’t believe it didn’t catch on IRL. Anyway, they are available here: http://www.myabandonware.com/game/deathtrack-mr http://store.steampowered.com/app/7840/Death_Track_Resurrection/ Below I’ve listed a bunch of links to the sports games we mentioned (there were more than quite a few): Bloodbowl: http://store.steampowered.com/app/236690/Blood_Bowl_2/ Super blood hockey: http://store.steampowered.com/app/532190/Super_Blood_Hockey/ Faceoff: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Face_Off! RedCard 20-03 - Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RedCard_20-03 Team Buddies - Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Team_Buddies Rugby League Live 4 Review - Improvements All Round https://press-start.com.au/reviews/playstation4-reviews/2017/07/17/rugby-league-live-4-review-improvements-round/ News wise there are quite a few things happening. First of all, the people behind the Yakuza series are bringing out a remaster of Yakuza 2 and will be publishing a game based on the very popular Manga (check pronunciation) Fist of the North Star! Yakuza makers making movie: https://www.kotaku.com.au/2017/08/the-yakuza-developers-are-working-on-afist-of-the-north-star-game/ And a remastered game: https://www.kotaku.com.au/2017/08/now-yakuza-2-is-getting-a-hd-remake/ No Mans Sky has a form of multi player. The last player now needs someone to play with them? Maybe just keep the lights on? Paul mentioned a couple of kickstarters he quite likes and after a brief peek I think they are worth looking into! Unstable Unicorns by Ramy Badie — Kickstarter https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ramybadie/unstable-unicorns Final Boss: The card game by Rafael González — Kickstarter https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2137575517/final-boss-the-card-game?ref=recs_featured Paul also brought up the fact that Microsoft have updated the list of titles that are being upgraded with the new Xbox shenanigans! NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM Games Are Now Available For Xbox One | https://majornelson.com/2017/08/25/naruto-shippuden-ultimate-ninja-storm-games-are-now-available-for-xbox-one/ Xbox One X Enhanced | https://majornelson.com/blog/xbox-one-x-enhanced/ And as always we are available by email firstname.lastname@example.org @paulomalley and @zugai. Keep rolling!
63 minutes | 4 years ago
029 - Take 2
Hey everyone, I trust you guys had a great week this week. Yeah, that was bad, even by my standards. But you know what’s good? Gavin Dunnes’ music! You should go check it out! There’s a great little example of game theory I found online that is either very depressing or inspiring depending on how full your glass is: http://ncase.me/trust/ Game theory is a fascinating area to look into. If you have more interest in this area, you should look into Bruce Schneiers work, which you can find at: Schneier on Security: Liars and Outliers As for more games that we think successfully subvert Player’s expectations we can recommend the following: Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice on Steam https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eternal_Darkness Speaking of IP’s that don’t get to have games made about them, there will no longer be a game based on Brandon Sanderson’s Mistborn trilogy. For what it’s worth I think that is something of a tragedy as it was a well written and conceived series with an excellent lady protagonist. There is a lot of exciting stuff coming out very soon and a lot of it we can recommend looking into it. Final Fantasy 15 will be coming to PC at some point and from what I hear, they’re going to make it a more definitive version. Cool says I. https://www.kotaku.com.au/2017/08/final-fantasy-15-is-coming-to-pc/ Rock of Ages was a very funny game that needs to be experienced to be understood. That part where you hurl yourself into David’s nutsack is something I will never forget. Rock of Ages 2: Bigger & Boulder re-announcement trailer - Gameplanet Australia Games Workshop is re-releasing Necromunda. Honestly, I’d like to see a videogame version or a D&D version: https://www.warhammer-community.com/2017/08/13/breaking-news-necromunda-returnsgw-homepage-post-1/ More Age of Empires, from Relic, the makers of Company of Heroes and Dawn of War. You had my curiosity, now you have my attention. Age of Empires Insider Program - Age of Empires And yes, Civilisation is coming out as a brand new boardgame! The original was pretty good and this newest version looks more fun and far more interesting. https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/news/2017/8/14/a-new-age-dawns/ ReCore being re-released sounds like a lot of fun and Paul will be deep diving into this one as and when he can. gamescom 2017: ReCore Definitive Edition Brings Players HDR, New Adventures and T8-NK Corebot! - Xbox Wire Paul was also very happy to see rhythm death bug simulator 2017 coming out on Xbox 1 as it will give him more reason to link his smart lights to his Xbox, again. Thumper Is Now Available For Xbox One | If there’s anything you want to know about just email us on email@example.com or @paulomalley or @zugai And keep yourselves rolling!
52 minutes | 4 years ago
028 - 2 Actual Brothers
Hey everyone, Sorry we’re a little late with this episode but toddlers have a tendency to get sick quite often when it’s cold and when they don’t sleep neither do the parents. Anyways, as always we’re grateful to Gavin Dunne and the music he does. His latest songs about Destiny 2 and John Snow are really good and you should check them out. This week I spoke to a somewhat intoxicated Ethan. It was jolly good fun. We spoke about the best way to train for StarCraft 2. Apparently the best way is both drunk and upside down. Ethan has been playing West of Loathing and if you’ve played Kingdom of Loathing, and you really should, you’ll probably have a good time. What I’ve read about it is very positive so go support a small time dev-team. Speaking of games and how they are migrating all over the darn place, their is a fan made Papers Please movie coming out! It’s certain to be a happy good fun time set in a universe where everyone has good reason to think the best of everyone and their government. There are however some excellent things coming out soon! Dragon Age 4 and 5 are in the works according to to Laidlaw, the boss of DA. Not a bad thing, considering all the fun this series has been. Valve has a new game coming out. A card game. And no one should give a shit. Also, they are using StarCraft 2 to train killer AI’s: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2017/08/10/starcraft-2-ai-api-launched/#more-468485 If there’s anything you want to know about just email us on firstname.lastname@example.org or @paulomalley or @zugai And keep yourselves rolling!
81 minutes | 4 years ago
027 - Granny Gamers
Hey there, So as always, we’re back to talk about some stuff happening in the gaming over the last 7 days or more. And also as always, we have to thank Mr Gavin Dunne for the use of his music. We’ve been a little strapped for time to play games this week as both Paul and I have had quite a lot of things happening in our respective lives, so please bare with us. I did manage to finish Pyre though and I’m going to give it a write up later this month. I’ve also been reading the D&D rulebooks a lot for an upcoming campaign. In Paul’s case he’s still working his way through Brothers, links below for both: Pyre on Steam Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons on Steam News wise, there’s been quite a few things happening over the last while. The first is kind of interesting if you like awesome space operas with fine characterisation: Mass Effect Andromeda studio merging into EA’s Motive It may also be terrifying if you think about what EA does to studios under its banner (it eats them). Also, it may be time to give that sailor talk the old heave ho, especially if you like playing Rocket League. Is it censorship, or just time for us to think of new insults? Rocket League Passes 34 Million Players; New Ban System Additions Coming Speaking of D&D, if you’re an American and can’t find a game, maybe you should look into breaking the law? Well, probably not, but this is certainly interesting: Dragons in the Department of Corrections - Waypoint The Cracked Podcast by Earwolf on Apple Podcasts And if you’re anything like us, you might be surprised to think about how gaming has chagned, and how it might change in the future. I for one am looking forward to “Get off my lawn simulator 2067 edition” Digital Australia 2018 (#DA18) - IGEA Greater Gender and Age Diversity in Game Characters Wanted, Finds Survey - IGN Paul has been watching some Anime, which I gu4ess is no surprise, but what is a nice surprise is that he’s willing to share about what he thinks is good anime: paulomalley's Anime List - MyAnimeList.net And what he thinks of his new fuze card (spoiler, he kind of really likes it): FUZE Card Finally, I think it’s worth mentioning that our last little thing to talk about is both heartwarming and breaking. As someone who is lucky to have some audio from an interview with a new passed away relative, being able to listen to it brings them back somewhat. 'Dadbot, do you love me?': How I immortalised my dead father through Facebook messenger - Hack - triple j Please feel free to contact us via email email@example.com or by Twitter @paulomalley and @zugai Keep Rolling!
65 minutes | 4 years ago
026 - Light My Pyre
Hey all, Welcome to another 60 or so minutes of fun and adventure where Paul and I sit down to let the games speak for themselves. Massive thanks to Gavin, the Miracle of sound, Dunne who done the music wot we use. Anyways, we played some games! I’ve been mucking around with Xenonauts which is an extremely faithful re-creation of the original, down to the lack of direction/tutorial/any useful feedback. It’s not a deal breaker, but if you’ve not played the old old old XCom you might want to watch some stuff on youtube first. Still, it’s not a bad time. Xenonauts on Steam Paul and his wife have been playing through the Lego Pirates of the Caribbean and having a darn fine time. Listen to the podcast to find out why I can no longer let myself play this series of games (it’s not because I am bad at games, though that is definitely a thing). LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game I’ve had a quick look at The Road to Gehenna and can confirm that if you liked the original Talos, you would REALLY like this one. It possesses a very cool kind of charm. Like Dante’s Inferno, but enjoyable. The Talos Principle: Road To Gehenna on Steam Paul gives a nice talk up about Path of Exile, which is a pretty cool Diablo clone that is completely free to play and worth your time if you have a lot of spare time. Path of Exile Speaking of the afterlife and eternal punishment, I’ve also been playing Pyre a game where you try to escape Limbo by playing 3 vs 3 football, exactly as it was described by St. Messi in the Apocrypha. It is a gorgeous experience in every way, and it makes me feel very good about the fact that Super Giant Games only release things very rarely. Can’t have have champagne every day. Pyre on Steam As always, there’s a few things we’re looking forward to that are coming up soon. The first is this little indie beauty that looks like a lot of fun for certain people, if those people like Super Smash Bros: https://www.fig.co/campaigns/bounty-battle Also, this little game looks like playing Miami Hotline if you were Nightcrawler from the Xmen: Mr. Shifty on Steam And there is an upcoming open Beta for Destiny 2 coming up at the end of August. From hat I’ve heard at the end of all the DLC, Destiny was a pretty decent game (which I wouldn’t pay $180 for). Still, might be worth a look: Destiny 2 Beta Is Now Open To Everyone On PS4, Xbox One - GameSpot And yes, there are boardgames we like! Paul picked up an expansion for one of our favourite games Onitama! It’s called the Sensei’s path. And in final final final news, someone finally gave Justin Roiland something he’s been waiting for. Dose this mean fewer seasons of Rick and Morty now? We hope not. McDonald's Giving 'Rick And Morty' Creator A Jug Of Szechuan Sauce We can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and ofcourse @paulomalley and @zugai on the twitters and look us up on instagram and Facebook groups. Keep Rolling!
73 minutes | 4 years ago
025 - The Tangential Episode
Hey all, Your destiny relies on you going and listening to Miracle of Sounds newest song about Destiny 2. He also does our intro and outro music and we are massively grateful to him for the use of it. This week we neither of us spent a lot of time playing a lot of games, but we spent a lot of time playing a couple of games. Paul enjoyed a lot of time with: Oh...Sir!! The Insult Simulator on Steam Oh...Sir! The Insult Simulator – Android Apps on Google Play Which he says is a great intro to a certain comedy routine featuring a parrot that may or may not be dead. It might just be pining for the fjords. In my case I won’t bore you with what I have been playing a little of, but it is: Holy Potatoes! A Weapon Shop?! on Steam Which is a game you could probably play on Newgrounds or Kongregate and I wouldn’t say is very worth your time. However my favourite game played this year is easily the Talos Principle: The Talos Principle - Croteam - Croteam To be honest, I can’t talk about this one in enough detail as I don’t want to spoil it. It does however have some of the best voice acting performances I have heard period ever period. It’s rare that the makers of a shooty shooty bang bang like Serious Sam, or anyone for that matter, make something like this one. It’s very special and you should go and buy it. Otherwise I have this little gem coming up: Save 10% on Pyre on Steam I was a pretty big fan of both Bastion and Transistor. Both had a great combination of high quality visuals and sound design but also included some great gameplay. If you want some free stuff you should look at this article written by Quintin Smith of Shut up & Sit Down: How to build an amazing board game collection for $10! | Shut Up & Sit Down This week we also spoke a lot about identity in games and how gaming has changed the way we look at certain areas of self-identity. To be honest, you’re better off listening to the Out of the Fridge podcast. Those guys know their stuff much better than we do: http://outofthefridgecomics.com/ In the world of gaming and other pop culture stuff there was quite a lot that happened and rather than fill you in with a lot details, I’d recommend the link dump below: Pokémon Go developer apologizes for glitch-plagued festival chaos - NY Daily News A Pokémon Go bar crawl was one of the best events at Comic-Con - The Verge Razer is launching a chat app for Pokémon Go - The Verge The new Stranger Things trailer is full of Michael Jackson and terror - The Verge The first Justice League trailer is here, and it actually looks great - The Verge The latest trailer for The Defenders promises blood and war - The Verge The first Rocko’s Modern Life TV movie trailer takes on the horrors of the 21st century - The Verge Stargate is coming back as a digital-only prequel series - The Verge Pacific Rim: Uprising’s teaser features John Boyega and a bunch of giant mechs - The Verge Learn – GOJAEGER Gimlet Creative | .future | Gimlet Creative Gimlet Creative | Shows | Gimlet Creative Bears vs Babies | A Monster-Building Card Game from the Creators of Exploding Kittens Keep rolling!
72 minutes | 4 years ago
024 - Hamster Dance Is A War Crime
Hey all, Big thank you to Gavin Dunne, the Miracle of sound. He just brought out a new song about Destiny 2, which you should all check out. Anyways, this week we talk quite a lot about games and other nerdy stuff. If you’re into podcasts, and really, I assume you are, you should be listening to How We Roll and maybe Godsfall. Both are great, but I find myself gravitating more to the first than the second. Paul is very into the Darkest Night, but i think I’ll give it a pass. How have you not seen is worth your time, especially if film is your thing. Speaking of film, Paul has seen Baby Driver and doesn’t spoil it! He does however tell you to go and see it. I intend to see it at some point but not sure right now. To check out the Soundtrack on Spotify, follow this link: aka.ms/babydriver Paul also updates us on all the kickstarters I talked him into/made him aware of. I am looking forward to getting into these when possible. Also, we did play a few games this week. I have been playing a hell of a lot of the Talos Principle and can’t recommend it enough, but will talk (at length) about it next week. Paul however has been playing almost everything including a game called Typoman, which I think sounds fun, Runbow and a Tale of 2 brothers (no relation). Feel free to get at us at email@example.com or @zugai or @paulomalley. Keep rolling!
86 minutes | 4 years ago
BONUS EPISODE 003 - Creeper Exchanges You
Hi there everybody! This week is another bonus episode as we had a couple of friends come over for a Beer and Boardgames night where we played a couple of rounds of Monty Python Fluxx. Obviously hilarity ensues when you put a few nerds in a room with a game inspired by Monty Python... https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/36345/monty-python-fluxx There seems to have been a little bit of audio popping in the latter half of the episode, sorry about that but I have no idea how it got there. It's still worth listening to if you ask me. ;) For those interested in purchasing a copy of the game its available on a ton of different sites and probably at your local Games shop so be sure to support your local game store when you can. :) To get in touch with us either email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or connect with us on twitter @paulomalley and @zugai. If you would like to follow our guest Sam, he is available via twitter @_thatnasaguy_ and on Instagram @thatnasaguy. Thanks to Gavin Dunne for letting us associate this show with his music, go search out some more of it! And as always, Keep Rolling!
77 minutes | 4 years ago
023 - That's Real Deep, Bro!
Hey everyone, We’d like to start this by saying thanks to Gavin Dunne for the use of his music, so go and buy his music please. This week we have a good old talk about the difference between depth and complexity in games, as we think there is a great difference between the two, especially looking at games like Super Giants Transistor, which I’ve been playing over the last week. Paul Highlights the good old games he’s been getting into that you can look into here: Xbox Game Pass - Double Dragon Neon, Alex Kidd, Galaga and Pacman: https://majornelson.com/2017/05/24/xbox-game-pass-launches-june-1-with-100-games-early-access-for-gold-members-starts-today/ We didn’t take a deep dive into the land of Kickstarter this week as there wasn’t a lot that I saw that I thought was worthwhile, but the Imposters is now available and all ya’ll should head on over to http://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse/pub/5523/Ginger-Goat to get yourself some games. What are we looking forward to? A few things. Frostpunk, Pyre and Steamworld Dig 2! Some very good stuff. Paul also talks about how to get access to some free games if that’s the kind of thing you might be interested in. Feel free to get to us at email email@example.com or twitter @zugai or @paulomalley but we do have a facebook group and instagram group, just use the name to find us. Keep rolling!
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