Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Episode S4E21: A Little Humoresque

We take a look at the funny in this episode, examining the role of humor in video games. Is it needed? What's the purpose? What are some games that are noted for their humor? All music used belongs to their respective games/studios/developers/composers/etc. Ep S4E21

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Episode S4E20: RPGs Here & There

What makes western RPGs so different from JRPGs? Why are JRPGs no longer the big console sellers they once were? Western RPGs seem to have filled the void left by JRPGs, but what is it about these genres that keep us coming back to them time and time again? All music used belongs to their respective games/developers/studios/composers/etc. Ep S4E20

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Episode S4E19: Why Video Games Need Feminism

In light of the horrible mess that is GamerGate, we talk on this episode why, perhaps more than ever, video games need feminism. The terrible threats and vitriol spewed at critics like Anita Sarkeesian, Zoe Quinn, and others, are unacceptable, and we all must do our part, as gamers and human beings, to get rid of this idea that video games are a "guys-only" club. All music used belongs to their respective games/composers/developers/studios/etc. Ep S4E19

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Episode S4E18: Free Play 7.0

It's just Ron and Brian as they give you the third and final Free Play episode of this season. They talk about Twitch's acquisition, what's going on in e-sports, and more. All music belongs to their respective games/developers/composers/studios/etc. Ep S4E18

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Episode S4E17: Gaming's Greatest Villains

Villains of video games are often times just as memorable, if not more so, than a game's hero. They have their unique personality traits that give them a lasting impression in a gamer's memory. On this episode, we give our thoughts on gaming's greatest villains and give them some love. Brian is joined by Ben and Tanya on this episode. All music used belongs to their respective games/developers/composers/studios/etc. Ep S4E17

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Episode S4E16: Free Play 6.0

It's another Free Play episode, and another set of interesting topics are up for debate--in this episode, we discuss the rampant sexism and harassment in the gaming community, the merits of physical vs. digital distribution, an indie game renaissance, and plenty more. All music belongs to their respective games/developers/composers/studios/etc. No copyright infringement is intended. Ep S4E16

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Episode S4E15: Say Fuzzy Pickles!

It didn't go over well when it was released 20 years ago, but since then, EarthBound has become a cult classic. What's the appeal of this weird, quirky, odd, yet hilarious game? Doug joins Brian on another nostalgia-fueled episode as they discuss the Super Nintendo game that gave us Ness. All music used belongs to their respective games/studios/developers/composers/etc. Ep S4E15