Archive for the ‘podcast’ Category
What started off as a spin-off for the Unreal series evolved into a technical showpiece for the Unreal 3 Engine and eventually became the powerhouse series Gears of War. A staple in the Microsoft family, Gears of War broke through the fears of HD console gaming and was responsible for some of the most influential multiplayer mechanics from co-op to horde mode.
This week Fred and Jam are discussing the publisher Working Designs, best known for bringing many non-traditional Japanese titles over to the West complete with heavy localization. Thanks in part to president Victor Ireland, Working Designs is responsible for key titles in the libraries of the Turbografx-16 (and CD), Sega CD, Saturn, Playstation, and Playstation 2.
It’s that time again where Fred and Jam bring a whopping 40 games to the table to judge, debate, explain, and dissect until the elite top 10 get lined up and find out who takes home the coveted top spot. Be sure to submit your personal list for the Community Top 10!
Jam and Mee10dee get together to discuss their recent visit to Comicon.
For the July game club Jam and Fred are joined by Chip Cella of the B-Team to discuss the Obsidian developed title Alpha Protocol. A story-based game all about making decisions, the boys talk about the myriad of choices they made to craft a personalized spy story.
This week Fred and Jam are joined by special guest Vos from the Future Monkeys podcast to discuss the topic of LGBTQ (Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgendered and Queer) characters and themes in video games. Some may be surprised to know that while not common, they have been around for just about as long as games have. Our panel identifies and discusses the instances that have occurred over history.
A lost art from the 80s, 90s, and the early 00s is the brick and mortar used game store. Before GameStop and Game took over US and UK respectively, cornering the market, there were plenty of independent owners offering up cash and trade for used games. Fred and Jam (along with members of the community) share their fond memories of those long lost local shops.
On July 11, 2015, Nintendo President Satoru Iwata passed away suddenly at the age of 55. Many of us are familiar with Iwata-san thanks to the fantastic Iwata Asks series and his consistent appearances on Nintendo Direct videos, but there was a lot of legacy behind this man as well. This podcast honors Nintendo’s late leader with the story of his life and climb from an unpaid intern at Commodore Japan to the first non-family leader of a video game powerhouse.