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Join us on our weekly podcast where we discuss the video game industry. Each episode consists of a multi-faceted main topic followed by trending impactful industry news. Check out our show and some of our other work on YouTube!

Join us on our weekly podcast where we discuss the video game industry. Each episode consists of a multi-faceted main topic followed by trending impactful industry news. Check out our show and some of our other work on YouTube!
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United States

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Join us on our weekly podcast where we discuss the video game industry. Each episode consists of a multi-faceted main topic followed by trending impactful industry news. Check out our show and some of our other work on YouTube!

Language:

English


Episodes

Ep 031: Is a Remake Ever Worth Full Price?

9/9/2019
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Should you ever pay full price for a remake or remaster of your favorite game? Trending news includes NBA 2K20 features slot machines, prize wheels, and pachinko, and Apex Legends puts a new axe skin behind an insanely high paywall.

Duration:00:52:15

Ep 030: WoW Classic, Return of the King

9/2/2019
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We discuss WoW Classic's return to the scene and popularity; will it last? Trending news includes Battlefront II aims to regain the community's trust, Pewdiepie hits 100 million subscribers, and a group of Buddhist monks has won an esports tournament.

Duration:01:13:12

Ep 029: Heroes of the Storm w/ NotParadox

8/26/2019
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This week we talk solely about Heroes of the Storm with our guest, NotParadox.

Duration:01:31:29

Ep 028: Have Our Gaming Preferences Changed?

8/19/2019
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We have a special guest this week - Morgan from SwordChomp!! We discuss how our gaming preferences have changed over the years and what games we're enjoying in 2019. Trending news includes Walmart removes violent video game ads and loot boxes are now required to disclose odds.

Duration:01:16:54

Ep 027: Is the Future of Sports Digital?

8/12/2019
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We discuss the growing trend of esports vs traditional sports and our expectations for both industries moving forward. Trending news includes Ninja moves to Mixer, Epic Games continues to get backlash over exclusivity, and HOTS releases a new hero: Qhira.

Duration:01:20:24

Ep 026: Political Themes in Games

8/5/2019
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This week we discuss politics in video games. Are game studios hesitant to center their games around politic narratives due to outrage and cancel culture? Trending news includes the Fortnite World Cup and a recent report on gaming harassment.

Duration:01:19:34

Ep 025: Time as a Game Mechanic

7/29/2019
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Our main topic this week is time manipulation in games! What games have done this the best? What could devs improve upon in the future? Trending news includes Alinity and her cat, the Google Stadia AMA, and Frank Pearce is leaving Blizzard.

Duration:01:23:22

Ep 024: The Importance of Replayability

7/15/2019
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Is there a positive correlation between replay value and quality? We explore what replay value means to us, and how some of our favorite games implement replay value. Trending news includes EA struggling with being the bad guys, announcement of the Nintendo Switch Lite, and Outer Worlds creative director Leonard Boyarsky talks politics.

Duration:01:17:34

Ep 023: All Things Weapons

7/9/2019
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This week we discuss everything weapons! Our favorites, least favorites, most OP and most unforgettable. Trending news includes the top viewed games on Twitch for the first half of 2019, a DDoS hacker has been sentenced to 27 months in prison, and we talk about the Steam Summer Sale.

Duration:01:30:05

Ep 022: Best Games of the Past Five Years

7/2/2019
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In this episode we discuss our top three games released in the past five years. Trending news includes Twitch's new sub-only streams violate games' terms of service, and Summer Games Done Quick raised $3 Million dollars for charity.

Duration:01:29:10

Ep 021: Unfinished Releases & Gaming Disappointments

6/25/2019
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This week we dive into our biggest gaming disappointments and the current state of games being released in an unfinished and broken state. Trending news includes EA calls loot boxes "surprise mechanics", Xbox Live is not a free speech platform, and NBA 2K19 is showing players unskippable ads before games.

Duration:01:27:31

Ep 020: Player Engagement Vs Player Experience

6/18/2019
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This week we discuss the topic of how companies keep players engaged, and how this model has changed over time. Instead of relying completely on an unforgettable story and unique in-game experience to keep players coming back, big studios now rely on daily logins and new cosmetics. What is the cause, and how can we change it? Trending news includes the Vox Adpocalypse, as well as a recent report that games shown at E3 are too violent.

Duration:01:27:06

Ep 019: E3, The Spectacle and Letdown

6/12/2019
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This week we focus completely on the presentations held at E3 2019.

Duration:01:25:03

Ep 018: Toxicity in Competitive Gaming

6/4/2019
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This week we discuss toxicity in competitive gaming: what gaming communities are the worst, our personal experiences with it, the root causes, and potential ways to fix. Trending news includes Riot's release of its new Pro View, the new Death Stranding trailer, and our predictions and expectations for E3 2019.

Duration:01:52:39

Ep 017: Fortnite's Longevity & Success

5/29/2019
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What is the secret to Fortnite's success? We discuss the game's consistent ability to adapt and entertain throughout its lifespan, and attempt to hone in on what exactly has made the game a cultural phenomenon. Trending news includes the World Health Organization officially adds gaming disorder to its list of mental health issues, FROM Software and George RR Martin team up to create a new game, and Riot Games is developing a new mobile game.

Duration:01:06:47

Ep 016: All Things Bosses

5/14/2019
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Our main topic this week focuses on all things bosses: the coolest, the best-motivated, and the most iconic. Trending news includes a bill to make loot boxes illegal has been introduced, Apex Legends bans 770,000 cheaters, and we discuss the Final Fantasy 7 remake trailer.

Duration:01:37:06

Ep 015: Game Mechanics That We Hate

5/5/2019
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In our main topic we dive into game tropes and mechanics that we hate, ranging from item durability to daily login rewards. Trending news includes Kotaku sold for a significant loss, Q1 gaming industry revenue is down 3%, and we discuss Activision Blizzard's lack of new titles.

Duration:01:43:44

Ep 014: Censorship in Gaming Culture

4/30/2019
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This week we discuss censorship in gaming culture, focusing on three recent stories: Blizzard banning the OK hand gesture, Sony censoring sexual content sold on their platform, and TF Blade being suspended on Twitch for allegedly saying the N word. Trending news this week includes the Gameboy's 30th anniversary, Gamestop records massive losses in 2018, Jedi Fallen Order has no microtransactions, and the announcement of Blizzcon 2019.

Duration:01:07:31

Ep 013: Borderlands & The Epic Games Store

4/20/2019
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In our main topic this week we discuss the player backlash to Borderlands 3 releasing solely on the Epic Games Store, and Steam's response to user review bombs of the franchise. Trending news includes Call of Duty raises $36 million for veterans, Apex Legends has a major oopsie, Dave goes in-depth on WoW's upcoming patch 8.2, and something has been stinking up recent Yu-Gi-Oh tournaments...

Duration:01:18:20

Ep 012: Stadia Schmadia

4/1/2019
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This week we have a double main topic; we first discuss the newly announced Apple Arcade and then revisit our Google Stadia discussion to talk broadly about how Stadia could potentially affect the entire industry. Trending news this week includes massive EA layoffs, people call for a Sekiro easy mode, and Bethesda confirms no Elder Scrolls 6 footage or discussion at E3 2019.

Duration:01:14:07