Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Episode S5E2: Just Stop It Already

What is it about video game developers that grind our gears? Is it the fact that many keep using the same mechanics that frequently annoy us, like not being able to pause or skip really long cut scenes? Is it tacked-on multiplayer to artificially inflate a game's length? What about DRM? On this episode, we rant about the things that developers frequently do that piss us off. All music used belongs to their respective games/developers/composers/studios/etc. Ep S5E2

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Episode S5E1: The Brothers Mario, Part 1

It began 30 years ago, when the character known as Jumpman from Donkey Kong got his own game, and was given a brother decked in green. The Brothers Mario still are going strong three decades later, and show no signs of stopping. It's how we'll begin Season 5 of DLC, celebrating this fun franchise that'll continue all year long. Naturally, one must start at the beginning. It's the start of the ultimate nostalgia trip for many of us. Let's go down the warp pipe. All music belongs to their respective games/studios/developers/composers/etc. Ep S5E1

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Episode S4E23: Level 4 Cleared

It's the season finale! We round up 2014 in video gaming, give you our thoughts on the most memorable games and events of the year, and also give you what we're looking forward to in 2015. All music belongs to their respective games/studios/developers/composers/etc. Ep S4E23

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Episode S4E22: R.I.P. Single-Player?!

With more and more games taking advantage of the internet, online multiplayer is on the rise. However, more and more developers are deciding to put more of their resources into multiplayer experiences and as a result, devoting less time and/or dropping the single-player experience from games altogether. Does this herald the beginning of the end for single-player games? All music used belongs to their respective games/developers/composers/studios/etc. No copyright infringement is intended. Ep S4E22

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