Existing, but not For Profit | Ep.41

Existing, but not For Profit | Ep.41

Cue the dread. At least we can all laugh about it. Thank you to Colin for our question this week! This Sunday we’ll be releasing the first episode of our Shadowrun actual play series on our YouTube page. Host/Producer: Deanna Minasian Co-Hosts: Sydney Smith, Greg Fernandes, Dan Silvia Music: Tiffany Ma

My Top 5 Most Replayed Games

My Top 5 Most Replayed Games

The idea of a game’s replayability being one of its main selling points is, I think, a really interesting idea because the standards for replayability have evolved with the standards for video games in general. After all, when you say you want replayability in a game, do you mean that in a sense that it’s fun and you’d like to relive the fun? Perhaps you skipped some content in the game that you’d like to go back and find? Maybe you want to take another look at the writing in…

Relaxing Games: Things to Play When You’re Stressed

Relaxing Games: Things to Play When You’re Stressed

With the holiday season upon us, it’s high time for stress, commotion, and of course, a lot of really good food. Sometimes though, it’s important to take a step back and chill. Sometimes it’s with a book, sometimes it’s with some music, and sometimes you need something to take your mind off of things for a bit.

I’m Ugly and I’m Proud | Ep.40

I’m Ugly and I’m Proud | Ep.40

Everyone’s playing Pokemon Sun and Moon, including two people on today’s podcast. And if you aren’t you’re apparently calling Dragon Quest by the wrong name. Thanks to Colin for our question this week! Host/Producer: Deanna Minasian Co-Hosts: Pat Bowden, Greg Fernandes, Dan Silvia Music: Tiffany Ma

Why Don’t People like Annual Games Anymore?

Why Don’t People like Annual Games Anymore?

Many of us have to wait what seems like an eternity to finally get that long-awaited sequel or prequel we have always craved. But there are some games that don’t take such a long development cycle. I’m talking about annual entries of games. Some examples would include Call of Duty, Assassins Creed, Madden, Fifa, and Halo to name a few. However, it seems like people are looking at these series with more and more disdain.Why is this? My thought: it’s the problem of too much of a good thing. Sometime people want…

Gaming’s Undervalued Treasures: Natsume Championship Wrestling

Gaming’s Undervalued Treasures: Natsume Championship Wrestling

Natsume Championship Wrestling is a game for fans of ‘puroresu’ Natsume Championship Wrestling is a port of a game based on legendary Japanese wrestling promotion All Japan Pro Wrestling. The original Japanese title is Zen-Nippon Pro Wrestling Dash: Sekai Saikyo Tag, and had a massive focus on tag team wrestling.  For hardcore fans of Japanese wrestling, or ‘puroresu,’ Natsume Championship Wrestling contains some winks and nods to legendary wrestlers from the 90s. It also helps that Natsume Championship Wrestling is a competent pro wrestling game in its own right. Natsume…

Comic Sand & #WaifuWednesday | Ep.39

Comic Sand & #WaifuWednesday | Ep.39

Putting our tagline to the real test. This week Deanna is absent and told everyone else to run the podcast while she went to a concert. Hosts: Adam Osmani, Pat Bowden, Sydney Smith, Kennedy Parker. Music: Tiffany Ma

The Best Place to Have Romnesia | Ep.38

The Best Place to Have Romnesia | Ep.38

This week, we discuss the best place to have a slight stroke, among other things. If you’re interested in learning more about the SAG-AFTRA-listed voice actors’ strike, click here. Thanks to Colin for our question today, and allowing us to use some really choice sound clips. Host/Producer: Deanna Minasian Co-Hosts: Greg Fernandes, Kennedy Parker Music: Tiffany Ma

More Games that Especially Deserve a Digital Re-Release

More Games that Especially Deserve a Digital Re-Release

A few months ago I wrote a short list of games that especially deserve a digital re-release. The key word here is “short” because there’s many more games than I listed that deserve to be re-released on an online gaming distribution network like PSN, Steam, the Nintendo E-Shop, etc. Some, however, deserve to be re-released and therefore made much more available to players more than others. Most notably games that are harder (read: more rare/expensive) to obtain despite being well-loved, therefore making it difficult for both old and new fans…