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#16 – Game Rage, DAOC, and Mario!

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dark age of camelot rage quitDo you ever rage while playing games? You die multiple times in a row, and just let loose! Have you ever thrown your computer monitor out the window or stomped on your Playstation? On this podcast episode, the HYVG crew discusses rage quitting and the anger within. All three of the guys are prone to rage from time to time, but is all rage bad? They also cover Mario, Dark Age of Camelot, Stranger Things 2 and more!

The Show Notes

– The question “How do I deal with rage while gaming?” is answered.

-Why is Call of Duty not historically accurate? (9m 30sec)

-It’s a hot topic on the Hey You Video Game podcast, but the guys talk about the new World of Warcraft Vanilla servers that Blizzard will be opening up. Will the servers live up to the expectations that we have? Can we ever relive the glory days of WoW? (12 minute 30 second)

-Virindi Puppet and Gimmick talk about their recent plunge into Dark Age of Camelot (15minute 20second)

-Gimmick shares tales from working at a video game store (34m 40 second)

-Lemonsmith talks about playing Super Mario Odyssey and they reminisce on older Mario Games (43minute 45 second)

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Episode 15 – The Last of Us II, Destiny 2 DLC, and Candy

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Halloween just happened, the guys are busy, but not too busy to talk about video games! The new Last of Us Part 2 teaser has been released, and we’re wondering if the violence is too much. If you’re a regular listener, we’re open to video game related questions (serious or goof) to answer on the podcast. We’re also open to topic ideas. You can contact us on Twitter, the comments below, or on Facebook.

The Last of Us Part 2 Podcast Show Notes

– Our Halloween Experience dealing with kids and candy.

-There’s a new The Last of Us II Teaser released and it’s BRUTAL. Does the violence make sense for this game or is it merely because violence sells? (start at 5m 35sec)

-How soon is too soon for DLC? In light of Destiny 2’s announcement of DLC coming on December 5th (3 months after the game’s release) is this just a cash grab? How should game developers go about releasing new content? (start at 25min)

-Virindi Puppet gives an update on where Escape from Tarkov is currently at.

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Episode 14 – Gimmick’s Racing Chair, Jackbox TV, and Destiny 2

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Gimmick purchased a PROFESSIONAL racing chair to game in. Why the “racing” style for gaming chairs? Why not a chair designed from space shuttle ships? These are questions posed on this podcast episode and not answered. They talk about Jackbox TV party games, and how much Virindi Puppet loves them.

The majority of the podcast episode is dedicated to Destiny 2. Destiny 2 has been released for PC, and Lemonsmith and Gimmick have been playing it hard. They share their favorite parts of the game, and try to persuade Puppet to purchase the game.

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Episode 13 – PC vs. Consoles, Gaming Politics

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pc vs. consolesIt’s only Virindi Puppet and Lemonsmith on the show today as Gimmick is busy putting the finale touches on his gaming den. All three of the boys are excited for the project to get finished, because it means LAN parties are coming back! Puppet and Lemon discuss the glory days of streaming LAN parties on Twitch. They talk about the politics found within gaming communities, a brief bit on Destiny 2, and why all of the HYVG squad prefers PC over consoles

The PC vs. Console Podcast Show Notes

  • The benefit and joy of having your own personal space to game, stream, and LAN.
  • The politics within different games (4m 55s)
  • The huge player made political betrayal that recently happened in Eve Online. (7m55s) Source
  • Why the games are primarily PC players, why Puppet hates PC Master race language(9m 55s)
  • The story of the guy who had to choose a real business or becoming a great guild leader in the virtual world!
  • If you have any topics that you want us to hit on, feedback, or questions for the dudes send us an email, tweet, or c moment below!

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Episode 12 – Scary Video Games and Loot Boxes

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scary gamesIt’s October and Halloween is on its way! The boys decided to tackle the scariest topic in the gaming industry! It’s all about scary video games and loot boxes. There are some seriously frightening games on the market that’ll make you want to scream. Each one of the guys has a different perspective on what’s scary, but they share the games that spooked them. The end of the podcast is on the great loot box debate. With the upcoming release of Shadow of War and Battlefront II we’re seeing a whole new wave of pay-to-win in gaming.

The Scary Video Game & Loot Boxes Podcast Show Notes

  • Halloween is around the corner, and Puppet has an interesting story of meeting a festive Spider. (2m 52s)
  • Gimmick and his wife are thinking of dressing like Ethan and Hila. Lemonsmith might be Lunk.
  • The Double Chin Photo of H3H3. (4m 32s)
  • A Discussion about the Anonymous Goose Game (10m 25s)
  • Amnesia Video Game (15m 25s)
  • How Creepy the Half Life 1 and 2 Games Were (19m 37s)
  • Gimmick and Lemonsmith are HOOKED on Dying Light. They give a review of the zombie shooter. (32m)
  • Are loot boxes good for gaming? Is purchasing loot boxes a form of gambling? The boys talk through the great loot box debate. (46m 55s)
  • Other games discussed during this episode include Silent Hill, Resident Evil, Metal Gear Solid V, The Last of Us, Left 4 Dead 2, and more!

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Episode 11 – Cuphead, Twitch, Ron Perlman

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cuphead podcastWith the release of Cuphead, a discussion has started about the the difficulties of games. Should developers design their game with ways to skip bosses or reduce the difficulty? Is it wrong to create a video game that is too hard for many people to complete? The HYVG jumps into the discussion, and unanimously agree that there should be games of all difficulty. Why should developers change their game to please the masses?

We had a lot of fun creating this episode, and hope you’ll enjoy it!

The Cuphead Podcast Show Notes

  • Gimmick gives his positive worldview on life and why he plays video games. #staydistracted
  • The guys discuss Cuphead and the difficulty in games. Should developers continue to make difficult games or include easier modes? (4:55)
  • Article with the RockPaperShotgun quote on gaming difficulty (Here)
  • Do you turn to the end of a book or movie to figure out what happens before you start?
  • Gimmick’s new anime My Hero Academia.
  • The beginning of Twitch and Why we watch Twitch
  • Puppet and Gimmick’s Favorite Streamers include BreakinSkullz and Yogscast
  • Virindi Puppet’s dream of getting Ron Perlman on the podcast. “It would be the best day of my life!

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Episode 10 – VR Games, Fortnite, Tree of Life

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VR Games PodcastVirtual Reality games are getting better and better. The HYVG crew shares their first experience playing VR games, and whether it lived up to the hype. The boys have mixed reviews about VR games, but all agreed that lots of sweat is involved. Towards the end of the episode they talked about the new Battle Royale shooter Fortnite, the Sandbox MMORPG Tree of Life, and gave an update on Escape from Tarkov. Enjoy the episode!

  • PC’s receive the blue screen of death, Xbox has the Red Ring of Death , Mac has the rainbow of death. What does Playstation have?
  • First experiences with VR games on a HTC Vive (2:25)
  • Our hope on how the Fallout4 and Doom VR ports will handle the movement in VR (7:00)
  • Thoughts on Virtual Reality Games in relation to the book Ready Player One (22:45) (Book, Trailer)
  • Can a company own a genre? Opinions on the PUBG vs. Fortnite debate. Including our review of Fortnite thus far. (32:10)
  • Gimick, Lemonsmith, and Virindi Puppet talk about the Sandbox, MMORPG Tree of Life. (47:45)
  • The guys give an update on Escape from Tarkov and the trajectory of the game. (1hr9m)
  • Do you know Nikita from Battlestate Games personally? Get him to come on our podcast!

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Episode 9 – THE LAN PARTY LIVES ON

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LAN party podcastGimmick, Lemonsmith, and Virindi Puppet share epic LAN party stories, discuss modern day LAN’s, and share some of the greatest LAN games ever. Without further ado, here’s the LAN party podcast episode!

Here’s the show notes.

  • Gimmick is sick and shares his LOVE for homeopathic medicine. Lemonsmith fights colds with garlic.
  • Why do energy drink companies market to gamers? (7:30)
  • The boys share their first memories they have of going to a LAN party (9:45)
  • Is the LAN party dead? (20:00)
  • Gimmick and Lemonsmith talk about holding a Super Smash Bros Tournament and Diddy’s endless banana tossing (24:20)
  • LAN Games mentioned throughout the episode – Warcraft 3, Dungeon Defenders II, Left 4 Dead Series, Rise of Nations, Command & Conquer, Rune, Half-Life, Counterstrike, Day of Defeat, Grand Theft Auto V, PUBG, Star Wars Galaxies, Ghost Recon, Firearms, and Total Annihilation.

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Episode 8 – Toxic Gaming Communities

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Toxic Gaming Communities (1)It’s Thursday! The newest HYVG podcast featuring Gimmick, Lemonsmith, and Virindi Puppet is here at last! In this episode the boys discuss what makes a toxic gaming community. Is toxicity inevitable in any online game? What games are the most toxic and which are known for being the least? Listen to this TELL ALL episode.

Here’s the show notes.

  • Virindi Puppet’s ridiculous vocal exercises and the Ted Talk he learned them from. (Link)
  • Our first advertisement of SonicBlenners.com The FASTEST BLENNERS IN THE WORLD!
  • The Type of Toxicity You’ll find in Overwatch
  • Toxic  Gaming Communities are due to the anonymity of the internet (4:15)
  • “The opposite of love is indifference.” -V. Puppet being super wise
  • Most toxic gaming community according to one man’s opinion. spoiler: it’s minecraft (9:45)
  • Gimmick and Virindi Puppet check out the Comedy Night videogame and it can be verrrry toxic. (18:25)
  • Elder Scrolls Online is a healthy gaming community (22:26)
  • How Toxicity Should Be Handled By Game Devs (26:40)
  • The Most Terrible Thing That Happened in World of Warcraft. (funeral video link)
  • Pewdiepie should not have said the bad word. (31:00)
  • Lemonsmith attempts to persuade the boys to play Slime Rancher
  • Puppet talked about the Proteus Paradox book. Click here to check it out!

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Episode 7 – Our Top 3 Video Games

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top 3 video games podcastOn this episode of the Hey You Video Game! podcast Gimmick, Lemonsmith, and Virindi Puppet talk through their top three video games of all time. It’s not an easy feat to decide on our top 3 video games out of the hundreds we’ve played, but we narrow it down. Most of our choices are agreeable, except with Gimmick’s choice of World of Warcraft. What would your top three video games of all time be?

Here’s the notes from this episode.

  • What happened to local Bill?
  • Lemonsmith’s list is The Last of Us, Asheron’s Call, and the FPS Day of Defeat.
  • Gimmick’s top three games are Rust, World of Warcraft, and Counterstrike.
  • Virindi Puppet chose Escape from Tarkov, Black Desert Online, and Asheron’s Call
  • Puppet’s reasoning that World of Warcraft ruined MMORPG’s and is too Disneyland-like.
  • We share our love for one of the first game’s online we ever played – Asheron’s Call.
  • We talk about how Counterstrike and Day of Defeat were watered down and made easier for the masses.
  • What happened to the World War II game Medal of Honor?

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