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67 minutes | Apr 4, 2017
The GamerCast guys finally reconvene around the same table to discuss the biggest game of the year so far, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Has Jay’s faith in Nintendo been restored? Is Rob prepared to give an open-world Zelda title a fair shake? Plus, the guys discuss sequels, the latest ridiculous game blog headlines, and much more!
55 minutes | Dec 30, 2016
A Half-Dozen Video Game Topics From Australia That Won’t Kill You
The GamerCast guys return, full of festive cheer! Hear the boys talk about the NES Classic Edition, the Steam sale and impending wallet doom, the continuing decline of games journalism and much, much more in this final GamerCast edition of 2016.
54 minutes | Dec 1, 2016
Live From the Money Tomb
The guys gather around one table in the same city once again! What do Jay and Rob think about Nintendo Switch? What art-related surprise has Rob got in store for his cohorts? And is it really beginning to look a lot like Christmas?
62 minutes | Oct 27, 2016
Welcome to Portro
Season Two, Episode 2: On the anniversary of the last stop of the Power Tour, the guys gather to discuss memories of the Portland Retro Gaming Expo and touring Nintendo Quest.
66 minutes | Sep 29, 2016
What We Did On Our Summer Vacation
Season Two, Episode 1: GamerCast returns from hiatus with some long-awaited discussions, arguments, and gloating on the part of Rob. How many ways were Glenn and Jay proven wrong over the summer, and will Rob let them hear the end of it? What do the guys think about the No Man’s Sky controversy? Has Jay come around on VR as the future of gaming? Plus, Rob shares his thoughts on Nintendo’s forays into mobile gaming, discussion about a new pinball film called Launch The Ball and much more!
68 minutes | Jul 1, 2016
The Stanbuck Stops Here
Grab your dear friends and pack up your Amiigos for a road tip, it’s time to bid fairedieu to GamerCast! Jay, Rob and Glenn won’t name any names, but they will take a look back at two years of the podcast, talk about their favorite episodes and arguments, and reflect on how the show changed. What was the funniest thing that wound up on the cutting room floor? What debate positions have Jay and Glenn reconsidered after arguing passionately for the opposite? And what shenanigans will each of the hosts get up do during the show’s hiatus? Find out here! Many sincere thanks to all of our listeners and Patreon supporters for their support!
53 minutes | Jun 23, 2016
Post-E3: The Nintendo Rant
Rob returns to GamerCast to talk about his E3 experience. Then, the gloves come off, as Jay takes it to Nintendo for their meager E3 offerings and the lack of releases for Wii U. Are we owed more? Is there a difference between not getting anything and simply not wanting what we’re being given? Hear what the guys think in this penultimate episode of GamerCast.
59 minutes | Jun 16, 2016
E3 2016 Round-Up
Jay and Glenn chat about Rob’s visit to E3 and talk through all the big news from this year’s show. Were there surprises to be had, or did leaks take the wind out of the industry’s sails? Which new titles had the biggest impact on the GamerCast crew? What are Jay’s thoughts on so many industry personalities moving away from traditional press conference and booth presences? Plus, Jay breaks down the hard points of being a tribute band drummer, and clarifies a question he’s been asked about a lot recently.
45 minutes | Jun 11, 2016
Gamer Grab Bag: E3 and the Masters of the Universe Edition
Rob and Glenn chat about E3’s impending arrival on this edition of GamerCast. Rob’s going to be at the big show for the first time and shares how that experience will impact Box Art: A Gaming Documentary. The guys share their anticipated titles, discuss the frequency of spoiled surprises in the internet age, and reflect on the relevance of the show. Plus, Rob spills some stories from his recent shoot for Power of Grayskull.
46 minutes | Jun 2, 2016
Return of the Arcade
With Rob on the road and filming “Power of Grayskull”, Glenn and Jay talk about the downfall of the classic video game arcade. What factors lead to the demise of these coin-op palaces? How do modern takes on the arcade concept differ? Most importantly, what do arcades still have to offer in an age of downloadable content, instant gratification and powerful home consoles?
39 minutes | May 26, 2016
Looking Back at Lvl Up
Gerald Glassford from Game Source joins Rob and Glenn for a special chat from the show floor at Lvl Up Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada! The guys look back at the last two years as they talk Nintendo Quest, the Power Tour, and the impact of both of those projects on themselves and the absent Jay.
50 minutes | May 19, 2016
Immersion: Getting Into Games
What does it mean to be immersed in a video game? Glenn joins Rob in the desert to ask he and Jay that very question. How do we connect to games emotionally? Do we need to get lost in our game experiences to enjoy them? What are the games that drew Jay and Rob in? Plus, Rob gives an update on Box Art, and Jay asks Glenn about some childhood desert memories.
50 minutes | May 12, 2016
Revenge of Gamer Grab Bag
Jay, Rob and Glenn return with a grab bag of topics in this live off-the-floor episode, with Rob on-site in Canada! Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare has one of the most-hated trailers ever posted to YouTube, but what does that mean? What of its competitor, Battlefield 1? Why is geek culture associated with being a jerk so often? Plus, Rob talks about the premiere of his film Missing Mom, Jay sides with Team Ant-Man, and the guys talk about their celebrity doppelgangers. Image by EA Games/DICE
56 minutes | May 5, 2016
The Political Game
GamerCast gets political as Jay, Rob and Glenn talk about the relationship between the game industry and politics. Do games draw criticism from our lawmakers because they’re a newer form of media than films or TV? As our politicians get younger, does the understanding of the gaming community grow? Why is violence the primary way that we interact with games, and what does that say about us? Plus, a special update on what’s next for the GamerCast crew.
50 minutes | Apr 28, 2016
Building a Franchise
What are the ingredients of a successful franchise? Why do some game series take off while others fade away? What are the elements of those AAA and flagship titles that move systems? Plus, Jay talks about bands that have been successful with multiple singers, and Rob teases “4 Days in Vegas”.
61 minutes | Apr 21, 2016
The Gaming Tug of War
Have you ever felt torn between two games, with a genuine desire to play them both? Ever been unable to choose? Ever felt the pull of an old game, drawing you back in to check out new content or the latest update? The GamerCast crew feels your pain! Rob joins Jay and Glenn at the table in person for this episode about being pulled in different directions by games you love, having a second look at an old title, and our loyalty to certain games and franchises.
59 minutes | Apr 14, 2016
Almost Famous: Games and Celebrity
With the continuing emergence of auteurs and personalities in the gaming industry, how does fame in gaming stack up against fame in other forms of entertainment? Have there always been “gaming rock stars” or is this a recent development? What does it take to stand out in gaming media compared to traditional news or broadcasts? Plus, Rob talks toys and Ian “Marco” Hook returns to GamerCast in written form.
59 minutes | Apr 7, 2016
Game Mythbusting: Stereotypes, Misconceptions and Dirty Secrets
What are Jay and Rob’s dirty gaming secrets, the embarrassing tidbits that they’d rather not admit to? That’s just one of the questions from this episode of GamerCast, as the guys talk about misconceptions and misunderstandings behind the scenes of the gaming community. How can gamers overcome stereotypes, and do we perpetuate them to some degree? Is there a disconnect between playing games and understanding the process of making them, and if so, why? Plus, Glenn asks which great comic book hero has the worst villains, Rob clarifies his stance on cosplay, and Jay goes on a Guns N’ Roses tangent.
51 minutes | Mar 31, 2016
Homecomings, Cold Pizza, and The Word Eight
The guys take a break from their stringent outline schedule to have a friendly chat about a number of topics. What are Jay and Rob hoping to experience during the upcoming Vegas trip? How do they feel after seeing the final two episodes of Nintendo Quest Power Tour, and why do they feel the series is important? What dare does Glenn think the guys need to wager on while they’re in Nevada? Plus, Glenn gets nostalgic when Rob makes him talk about his feelings, Zob has a business proposal, and Jay explains his fear of flying trains.
56 minutes | Mar 24, 2016
Gaming By The Numbers
Glenn brings along some stats and data for a unique spin on the classic GamerCast “grab bag” episode. Has gaming become too expensive? How healthy is the gaming industry, and are there warning signs? What’s the average age of gamers, and do people really spend more time online than they do playing with each other in person? Plus, Jay argues the merits of the CDI Zelda games’ inclusion in the official canon, and Rob tries to get segment ideas for the upcoming Vegas road trip.
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