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Make Me a Gamer is a podcast where two friends get together to discuss video games. TMan considers gaming one of his regular hobbies while Harvey Z has fallen away from gaming. So now it's TMan's job to convince him to return to the world of video games while being entertaining along the way!

Make Me a Gamer is a podcast where two friends get together to discuss video games. TMan considers gaming one of his regular hobbies while Harvey Z has fallen away from gaming. So now it's TMan's job to convince him to return to the world of video games while being entertaining along the way!
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Make Me a Gamer is a podcast where two friends get together to discuss video games. TMan considers gaming one of his regular hobbies while Harvey Z has fallen away from gaming. So now it's TMan's job to convince him to return to the world of video games while being entertaining along the way!

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Episode 20 – The “Stick It To The Man” Episode

1/22/2019
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We've made it to a full twenty episodes of Make Me A Gamer! To celebrate, this week TMan and HarveyZ are sticking it to the corporate overlords of gaming! First they gush over the new Spider-Man trailer and Into The Spider-Verse, but then they get into discussion about the Gearbox CEO's problems with porn, Activision and Bungie's split and why TMan hates Activision's CEO, and how Ubisoft's management bungled their inclusive message with the latest DLC for Assassin's Creed Odyssey. Enjoy!...

Duration:01:31:04

Episode 19 – HYGGE!

1/15/2019
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HarveyZ's back for a new episode of Make Me A Gamer! After educating TMan on the philosophy of HYGGE! the two talk about the latest Overwatch news & controversies. They also cover the hit new Venmo trend that's been going around, along with Nintendo officially making Bowsette non-canon, Soulja Boy's consoles getting pulled off the internet, and Bethesda's Nuka Dark Rum misfire. Then they end with a short discussion about board games. (This episode was recorded January 8th, 2019.) TMan on...

Duration:00:56:28

Episode 18 – Nanomanagement (Ft. Slim as Special Guest)

1/8/2019
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On today's episode of Make Me A Gamer, HarveyZ is off living the jet-setting corporate lifestyle, so TMan has brought in a special guest by the name of Slim! While Slim is more of a regular gamer than HarveyZ, he tends to favor older games. So he and TMan delve into his favorite games and why he likes them - the topics range from Starcraft to Descent to Masters of Orion. There's also discussion about the Civilization series and Age of Mythology and its fifteen-years-later expansion. We hope...

Duration:01:05:35

Episode 17 – This Man Did Some Cocaine

1/1/2019
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It's the first episode of Make Me A Gamer in the year 2019! We're starting off with a bang as HarveyZ talks about some fan interactions he's had over a specific game reference he made. Then TMan tells the story of how a single game nearly destroyed the video game industry in America, and they wrap up the episode by talking about some games scheduled for release in 2019 that they're looking forward to. Happy New Year everyone, and we're looking forward to sharing many more episodes with you!...

The 2018 Manatees! (And One TKO)

12/28/2018
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What's this? Two episodes of Make Me A Gamer in one week? It must be a Christmas miracle! TMan and HarveyZ got together to record a shorter, bonus episode (although it didn't end up nearly as short as intended) to talk about their favorite games from 2018. HarveyZ talks about the one game he played that was released in 2018, and then TMan gives out the first ever Manatee awards for his games of the year! We hope you enjoy, and we'll see you all in the new year! (This episode was recorded...

Episode 16 – Mug Liquid

12/26/2018
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On this episode of Make Me A Gamer, TMan and HarveyZ get their hands dirty to discuss a lot of gaming news. They talk about Super Smash Bros Ultimate and the policemen who settled it in Smash, the Playstation Classic and the ethics of emulators, and Fallout 76's many controversies and failures. They also compare Pokemon teams (TMan's from Let's Go and HarveyZ from way back in Red/Blue) and finish up with The Game Awards and the Persona series. (This episode was recorded December 11th, 2018.)...

Duration:01:27:05

Episode 15 – HarveyZ Vs. A Child

12/18/2018
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On this week's episode of Make Me A Gamer, TMan and HarveyZ talk about a few of their favorite games. They get to Final Fantasy Tactics, Chrono Trigger, and Brutal Legend, and also talk about a recent game they played together called Oh Sir! The Insult Simulator. Then they reminisce about playing Age of Mythology in college, talk a little bit about their adventures in recording Let's Plays for YouTube, and HarveyZ shares a harrowing experience from a trip abroad. (This episode was recorded...

Duration:01:05:17

Bonus Episode – The Fabled Episode Zero

12/11/2018
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So TMan overestimated his ability to edit a full episode after returning from his vacation, but never fear! He's not going to let a Tuesday go by without an update! So here's your first bonus content from the Make Me A Gamer crew: the much talked about, long-awaited Episode Zero! That's right, you get to hear TMan and HarveyZ's humble beginning, before they even knew what their podcast was going to be called. The scheduled episode will be coming later this week, but for now enjoy this look...

Duration:01:15:54

Episode 14 – Monkey in the Box

12/4/2018
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On this week's episode of Make Me a Gamer, TMan and HarveyZ forego topical news to discuss some games they've been playing. HarveyZ has another XCOM 2 update, and TMan's been playing Hitman 2 and a mobile game called Piffle. We also talk a little bit about Lady Gaga playing Bayonetta before diving into a very spoiler-filled discussion of The Stanley Parable, which both TMan AND HarveyZ had a chance to play before the podcast! (This episode was recorded November 27th.) NOTE: For about thirty...

Duration:01:43:28

Episode 13 – Predator with Parkour: The Assassin’s Creed Episode

11/27/2018
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On this week's episode of Make Me A Gamer, TMan and HarveyZ have an unusually focused episode where they do a deep dive into Assassin's Creed Odyssey and the Assassin's Creed series as a whole. They do get on a few of their trademark tangents, though, including discussing magicians, sex scenes in video games, and....John Leguizamo's The Pest? (This episode was recorded on October 13th.) TMan on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/tmanplaysgames HarveyZ on Twitter:...

Duration:01:15:27

Episode 12 – Pika Pika, My Ass!

11/20/2018
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On this episode of Make Me A Gamer, TMan and HarveyZ start off with some more excellent adventures in XCOM 2. Then they go over some Overwatch League news and cover Square Enix's unfortunate Final Fantasy XV conference. After that, they get a little reflective when they talk about Stan Lee's passing before ending on a discussion about the new Detective Pikachu trailer and other video game movies. (This episode was recorded November 13th, 2018.) TMan on Twitter:...

Duration:01:28:14

Episode 11 – Social Awkwardness: +5 To Speed

11/13/2018
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This week on Make Me A Gamer, there's a lot of news for TMan to catch HarveyZ up on. There's updates on Pokemon, the Rockstar 100 hour work week controversy, as well as new info on the Overwatch League and a brand new Overwatch character! We also discuss the latest Super Smash Bros Ultimate information and talk a little bit about the Diablo Immortal drama that's been circulating the internet. HarveyZ does get a chance to update everyone on his XCOM 2: War of the Chosen adventures at the end,...

Duration:01:23:54

Episode 10 – Horse Poop Vs. Heart Attack

11/6/2018
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On this week's episode of Make Me A Gamer, HarveyZ has actually played a game! He talks about his adventures with the XCOM 2: War of the Chosen expansion, and then TMan talks about an interesting new game he's been playing - Return of the Obra Dinn. Then they get into a discussion about art and plagiarism as well as diving into the Rockstar 100 hour work week controversy. (This episode was recorded on October 20th.) TMan on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/tmanplaysgames HarveyZ on Twitter:...

Duration:03:19:33

Episode 9 – John Carpenter’s It (The Spooky Spoiler Episode)

10/30/2018
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We have a special Halloween treat this week for Make Me A Gamer! TMan and HarveyZ accidentally recorded a semi-spooky themed episode! After talking about our experience with simulation games (including early experiences with "titillating" games and mods) we dive into talk about horror movies and what we like and don't like about them. TMan and HarveyZ also get into spoiler territory as we have differing opinions on them. (Spoilers: we spoil some fictional events that are 10+ years old in...

Duration:00:57:38

Episode 8 – A Pretty Bad-Ass Looking Pilgrim

10/23/2018
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On this week's episode of Make Me A Gamer, TMan & HarveyZ open with talking about XCOM and why they like games like it. Then they jump into some Overwatch League news, discuss the upcoming ability to change your PSN name, and HarveyZ gives his requirements for getting a Make Me A Gamer tattoo. We also discuss The Witcher and get into what we'd like to see if Brandon Sanderson's Mistborn is actually made into a game. (This episode was recorded October 13th.) TMan on Twitter:...

Duration:00:59:12

Episode 7 – Tekken Shark

10/16/2018
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This week on Make Me A Gamer TMan & HarveyZ go on a wild ride of gaming tangents. We talk about the leaked Harry Potter RPG footage and somehow end up discussing how the world of wrestling and fighting games intersect. We also talk about Civilization 6 and Diablo 3 coming to the Switch, along with our views on gaming collectibles and collecting art in general. (This episode was recorded October 6th.) TMan on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/tmanplaysgames HarveyZ on Twitter:...

Duration:01:17:07

Episode 6: The Laser Is Powered By Steam

10/9/2018
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Make Me A Gamer is now releasing on Tuesdays! Hooray! On this week's episode, TMan and HarveyZ manage to talk a little bit about games - Red Dead Redemption, Fortnite, and the minor Total War: Rome 2 kerfuffle. We also delve into the Bowsette fad that's been sweeping the internet and get into a long debate about steampunk, cyberpunk, and....Renaissance Fairs? (This episode was recorded September 29th.) TMan on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/tmanplaysgames HarveyZ on Twitter:...

Duration:01:04:56

Episode 5: The Mukbang Ninja

10/5/2018
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On this week's episode of Make Me A Gamer, Harvey Z immediately goes off on several tangents involving his latest internet adventures. Once we get down to business, we talk about some Pokemon Go news, the Playstation Classic, and Telltale Games' closure. We may even mention the untowardly Toad comparisons that were circling the internet. (This episode was recorded September 22nd.) TMan on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/tmanplaysgames HarveyZ on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ThaZIsSilent

Duration:01:22:22

Episode 4: Internal Taco Trucks

9/28/2018
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On this week's episode of Make Me A Gamer, TMan and HarveyZ discuss the Overwatch League expansion teams and Valve's upcoming card game Artifact. Then we experiment a little bit with format as TMan tells HarveyZ the story of the rise and fall of 38 Studios. (This episode was recorded September 8th.) **NOTE** There was a minor recording error for this episode and we lost about 20-30 seconds of audio at the beginning of the 38 Studios discussion. Thankfully, it was just me explaining how Curt...

Duration:01:16:40

Episode 3: You’ve Gotten Shivved, Too?!

9/21/2018
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In this episode of Make Me A Gamer, TMan and HarveyZ discuss the controversies leading up to the Spider-Man game along with a few games they've been playing like Into The Breach and Candy Crush but with Vikings. And Harvey Z tells a story about an early experience with an arcade tough guy. (This episode was recorded September 1st.)

Duration:00:54:51