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Episode 393: Pepper II Paul

July 29th, 2015 by jonahfalcon · 1 Comment

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Paul’s not in this episode due to sickness, so it’s just Jonah and Scott, the former who berates the latter for the lack of any listener feedback. There is a Gaming Flashback this time, with the classic 80’s arcade game Pepper II.

The news includes:

  • China ending restrictions on gaming console sales
  • Capcom is sorry about the Street Fighter V beta
  • Video gaming organization to start testing gamers for drugs
  • Not even “a s—load” of Fallout 4 Pip-Boy Editions is enough for the world

The Question of the Week: “What makes a good expansion?”

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Episode 392: And Introducing…

July 23rd, 2015 by jonahfalcon · No Comments

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Yes, it seems strange that we skipped Episode 391, but it was recorded, but some issues prevented it from being posted. Instead, it’ll come out sometime later this year. For now, Episode 392 features the debut of Scott Dirk, aka Alphashard, as a co-host. There are some audio issues, so be warned.

The news includes:

  • Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata passes away at 55
  • Kojima’s name removed from Metal Gear Solid V cover
  • Fallout 4 is about “freedom“, not being the “best looking game,” says Bethesda
  • Shenmue 3 breaks Kickstarter video game record
  • Over 50% of parents worry about their children playing video games online

No Listener Feedback this week – write in!

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Episode 390: Counting Down

July 3rd, 2015 by jonahfalcon · No Comments

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As Paul’s departure as a regular host is in 10 episodes, Jonah rants about the Batmobile in Batman: Arkham Knight and talks about the painlessness of Fallout Shelter‘s micro-transactions. The other part of the podcast is them talking Heroes of Might & Magic II, and discussing what makes a good expansion.

The news items include:

  • Lack of female character choice in The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes explained
  • Australian government bans hundreds of mobile and Web-based games
  • Nintendo has no problems changing franchises, despite fan outcry
  • Apple pulls games with Confederate flag imagery

All this plus Listener Feedback and Paul’s indignation.

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Episode 389: Live From E3 2015

June 24th, 2015 by jonahfalcon · 3 Comments

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Part of this long episode was recorded live from the LA Convention Center floor at E3 2015, where Jonah and Paul were fresh off waiting in line for Disney amibos. There were some news items covered there, while a few more news items were recorded here.

Rather than list all of the news items, we’ll just relay the Question of the Week: “If Nintendo isn’t revealing a new console, should they skip E3 altogether in 2016?”

All this and listener feedback, too.

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Episode 388: Off To E3 Again

June 12th, 2015 by jonahfalcon · 1 Comment

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It’s the last episode before the start of E3, which both Jonah and Paul will be attending, as Paul fantasizes about having some fancy footwear for the conference.

The abbreviated episode includes the following news:

  • The $100 headset uses controversial electric shocks to make you a better gamer
  • Oculus unveils final model of the Rift, due early 2016
  • Xbox One exclusives Crackdown, Scalebound and Quantum Break will skip E3 for Gamescom

Question of the Week this time is, “Do you prefer a silent or voiced protagonist?”

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Episode 387: Some Fallout

June 4th, 2015 by jonahfalcon · 1 Comment

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This podcast was recorded on short notice, so it’s on the short side. It’s also a little dated, since the Fallout 4 news was going to be announced the next day at the recording, and the publishing is a day after it’s official reveal. There’s an actual Gaming Flashback this week, with Destroy All Humans!, which shockingly Paul never played.

The news in this podcast includes:

  • Indie dev discusses where the money goes
  • Fallout 4 announcement coming June 3
  • New Steam refunds policy makes some devs concerned

All this and Listener Feeedback.

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Episode 386: Late Yet Again

May 29th, 2015 by jonahfalcon · 2 Comments

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Another late podcast, as Summer is in sight, and E3 looms ahead. Some minor audio issues with the podcast, but still the same podcast-y goodness we can expect from Paul and Jonah.

The news includes:

  • Analysts: “Greed, fear, and the potential to change the world” will drive VR
  • Casey Hudson joins Microsoft
  • Humble Bundle debuts Wii games
  • World of Warcraft players are pissed their characters can’t fly
  • Final Fantasy 15 news coming next week

All that and Listener Feedback.

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Recording Delay

May 26th, 2015 by jonahfalcon · No Comments

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There will be a podcast this week, but it’s been delayed a bit. Keep your eye on this space for more podcast goodness.

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Episode 385: Beginning of the End

May 11th, 2015 by jonahfalcon · 1 Comment

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This podcast marks the beginning of the end of Paul’s tenure as a regular co-host, as he will be leaving at the milestone episode 400. He and Jonah both bemoan the loss of last week’s taping, as it had laughter, tears, outrage and a long comic book conversation, but this episode more than makes up for it with items that make Paul squee.

The news includes:

  • Portal, Doctor Who, The Simpsons and more confirmed for Lego Dimensions
  • Report: Xbox One 60fps game DVR capture goes live
  • Nintendo partners with Universal Parks to create themed rides and attractions
  • Microsoft teases big Rare reveal at E3

All this and some nifty Listener Feedback.

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Episode 384: Homestar Ruiner

April 28th, 2015 by jonahfalcon · 3 Comments

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This week’s episode has bad audio, but at least it’s short, due to Jonah’s lingering laryngitis. Paul insists Homestar Runner hasn’t been good in 15 years, while Jonah talks about the NES classic bomb Athena.

This week’s news includes:

  • Nintendo Virtual Store to start selling N64 and DS games
  • Tim Schafer recommends Broken Age players start over from the beginning
  • Silent Hills is officially dead

All this and Listener Feedback.

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