Episode 29 – Gaming Q&A

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gaming Q&A podcastYou’ve got questions about gaming and we have ALL the answers! The boys spout wisdom about Minecraft, gaming IRL, relationships, and more! It’s our Gaming Q&A podcast where we answer questions about gaming, and do our best to give advice. Topics on this Q&A range from: minecraft, counterstrike, hacking, griefing, dating a gamer, Pokemon Go, violent video games, WoW, depression, parenting skills, virtual butts, and more!

some of the questions include

  • as male gamers do you always play male characters?
  • how do i get my parents to allow me to play violent video games?
  • what’s wrong with my Pokemon Go boyfriend?
  • Why is war portrayed as bad in video games?

We’re planning on doing another Q&A episode in the future, and if you’d like us to answer your question send it to us via comments below or on Twitter or Facebook.

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Episode 28 – Nintendo Labo, Sports Games, Factorio

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Nintendo Labo PodcastHello everyone! Happy Thursday. Our new Nintendo Labo podcast episode is here and ready for your sweet cuppin’ cakes!

As EXPERT gamers we discuss our first thoughts on Nintendo Labo and the rise of cardboard video games. Lemonsmith convinces the world that Factorio is the best game ever, and a must-have at a LAN party. Puppet and Gimmick talk about their time playing the midieval MMORPG Gloria Victis. They get on the topic of sports games (NBA playgrounds, NBA Jam, NFL Blitz, Fifa) and the type of gamers who enjoy sports game.

We loved making this episode. If you’ve got any topics you want the guys to cover in the future let us know in the comments.

Show Notes

Nintendo Labo – 2 minute 51 second mark

Final Fantasy 14 – 14 minute 5 second mark

Discussion about Sports Games – 22 minute 40 second mark

NBA Playgrounds – 31 minute 40 second mark

Factorio – 35 minute 56 second mark

Gloria Victis – 45 minute 40 second mark

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Episode 27 – Asheron’s Call

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Asherons CallIt’s all Asheron’s Call on this one. We love Asheron’s Call, and it will always have a special place in our hearts. We brought on two avid AC players (Tee Ess and LOLcifer) to share stories, talk about the scene since the official servers were taken down, and converse about what made this game so great.

If you’ve never played Asheron’s Call before – we apologize for all the jargon. We tried to explain some of the terms and systems that were unique to AC, but I’m sure that some parts may be confusing for you.

For those of you who enjoyed (or still enjoy) AC as much as we do, we hope you get a kick out of this podcast episode! We’ll have another AC episode in the future (specifically on Darktide) so if you have any great PvP stories make sure to hit us up.

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Episode 26 – Define MMO, Game Critics, Banished

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BanishedVirindi Puppet dished out homework on this one. Prior to this episode we watched/listened to the following. You don’t have to watch these videos prior this podcast episode, but it’ll give it even more context.

Skylent’s YouTube Video “MMO Sites are Lying for Money

MMOS.COM PODCAST – EPISODE 131 on MMO Definition

VideoGameDunkey YouTube Video “Game Critics

It was a hot episode where we (once again!) dove into the semantics of what constitutes a MMO, and why it’s hard to define. It makes it increasingly hard to define when gaming journalists and media benefits from a looser term. We talk about the role of game critics after viewing Dunkey’s video.

Lastly, Gimmick tells us about his new favorite city builder sim. It’s called Banished, and he’s hot hot hot over it. The finale of this episode is Gimmick and Puppet sparring over whether Escape from Tarkov deserves their gaming time.

TL;DL

  • MMO Definition Discussion – 4 min 50 sec mark
  • Game Critics in the Video Game World Conversation – 19 min mark
  • Gimmick Sharing about the city builder video game Banished – 46 min 35 sec mark
  • Escape from Tarkov Debate – 56 min 20 sec mark

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Episode 25 – E-Sports in the Olympics & Sea of Thieves

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sea of thievesApologies on the quality of Gimmick’s voice on this one! He was out in the world, and tried to phone in. Unfortunately it didn’t work too well. Other than that, this is a superb episode1

We talk about E-Sports making their way to the Olympics. Whether they should be considered for the Olympics, and what games should get in. We also look at the upcoming action game Sea of Thieves and give our opinion on the game so far. Looks great, probably fun for a short bit, but it looks like it will lack enough depth to give it longevity.

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Episode 24 – Human Fall Flat, Chinese PUBG Players, SNES Classic

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Human Fall Flat2018 is here, and we are ready to roll! The guys had their annual Christmas LAN party, and played Human Fall Flat (well Gimmick mostly played it!). Gimmick reviews the game, and tells us why it’s worth the $10. The guys share their favorite gaming moments from the past week, and talk about why having Chinese players on North American servers on PUBG is an issue. Lemonsmith talks about falling in love with Donkey Kong Country on the SNES Classic, and wonders if he’ll be going to jail for downloading an emulator.

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Am I Xenophobic for Not Wanting to Play with Chinese PUBG Players?

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pubg chinese playersI was an early adopter of Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds. Even with all its flaws I loved the gameplay, and have sunk hundreds of hours into the game. Half my time is spent playing with a core group of friends (the Hey You Video Game guys) and the other half  by queuing up with randoms on squad.

Joining squad as an individual has always been a crapshoot. You never know what level of expertise your fellow teammates are, whether they have microphones, or whether they might just team kill you for your loot (albeit this has been fixed with the reporting feature. Thanks Bluehole!). Playing solo makes me paranoid, duo seems too intimate, and so I often roll the dice to see what kind of squad I get.

Things began to change late last year when I began to get placed onto teams with more and more Chinese players. This makes sense, because as of November 2017 more than half of the PUBG player base spoke and read Chinese. At first I found it somewhat amusing trying to communicate over the mic with my Chinese teammates. I’d run over to them and drop off extra ammo or gear, and they’d attempt to call out enemies. I found it fun for a while.

Nowadays, if you randomly queue up for Squad there is an incredibly low chance that you’ll land in a squad with other English speakers. I have played multiple rounds where all of my teammates are Chinese. I know this, because they’re literally speaking Chinese on their microphones.

Here’s why this is frustrating to me – one of the core characteristics of a Chicken Dinner winning squad is communication. Teammates are constantly telling one another where the enemy is, where extra supplies are, they’re making group decisions over where to parachute in and more. Communication is key to being #1 in PUBG, and when you can’t talk with your teammates you’re already at a huge loss. Honestly, I imagine that the Chinese players are just as frustrated when they queue up with an English-only speaker.

I don’t know exactly what the answer to this is (region lock, ping filter), but I hope that the developers will recognize this as an issue and not the ranting of a xenophobic fanboy.

Frankly, this is not going to ruin PUBG for me and I will surely spend many more hours playing squad games with randoms. I am excited that the game is doing great in China and look forward to the future of this game.

The Goose Game We’re Most Excited About in 2018

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goose gameIt’s 2018 and there’s only ONE game that needs to be released now!

GOOSE GAME.

You probably saw the teaser last October and forgot all about it, but not a day goes by where I smile at the thought of playing this game. To be honest – the only thing I think about these days are this damn goose. Why is he harassing and haranguing that poor gardener? What’s the backstory on the relationship between these two? Will the picnic of human food upset the goose’s belly? Will the developers incorporate loot boxes into this game?

These are all the questions that I need an answer to!

There’s not much news on the game, but you can join House House (Goose Game Developer) mailing list or follow them on twitter. If you hear anything new before we do, will you let us know? WE. CAN’T. WAIT.

Who else is excited for goose game?

#GOTYGooseGame2018

Episode 23 – Citadel Forged With Fire

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Citadel Forged With FireIt’s the last podcast of the year! 2017 is in the bag, and we’re anticipating 2018 to be even better.

We finish off the year talking about the survival game Citadel Forged With Fire. Inevitably the conversation turns to our hopes for 2018, and talk of a MMORPG that may capture out attention. Lastly, we end the podcast discussing the question “How transparent do streamers need to be?” In light of Dr. Disrespect revealing very personal information on his stream we have this question. Is extreme transparency needed to be a popular streamer?

We loved getting into podcasting this year, and are thankful for all our readers. If you have a gaming related question you want us to talk about, please put it in the comments below! We’ll attack it!

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