Month: January 2014

032 – (Insert Clever Inside Joke-Based Title Here)

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In this week’s episode, Scotty and I discuss what would happen if the rumor about Nintendo putting demos on smartphones were true and Microsoft’s acquisition of rights to the Gears of War franchise, among other things. We also talk about what we’d like to see happen in gaming this year (that hasn’t already been announced).

Music featured this week from Pokemon X & Y, Final Fantasy IX, and Persona 4 Golden.

Download Episode 32 – (Insert Clever Inside Joke-Based Title Here)

1. “Bloodstained Hollywood Ending” by Blindside (Frozen Gamers Theme)
2. Introduction(s)/how things are going
3. What we’re playing/watching
4. “Battle (Xerneas/Yveltal)” by Junichi Masuda, Shota Kageyama & GAME FREAK (Pokémon X & Pokémon Y: Super Music Collection)
5. News
6. What we’d like to see in gaming for 2014
7. “Vamo’ Alla Flamenco (Final Fantasy IX)” by The Black Mages (The Black Mages II – The Skies Above)
8. Listener write-in
9. Weekly recommendations/closing thoughts
10. Contact info/closing
11. “Time to Make History” by Shoji Meguro, Benjamin Franklin, and Shihoko Hirata (Persona 4 Golden Soundtrack)

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031 – PONG XXX TWO-THOUSAND-FIFTEEN

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In this week’s episode we are joined by another frozen gamer, Philip Baur, as we talk what Nintendo should do in light of poor Wii U sales and discuss/argue about sequels that were disappointing/better compared to the originals and argue further semantics of what is and is not a sequel.

Music featured this week from Super Mario 3D World, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, and Portal 2.

Download Episode 31 – PONG XXX TWO-THOUSAND FIFTEEN

1. Ben giving birth
2. “Bloodstained Hollywood Ending” by Blindside (Frozen Gamers Theme)
3. Introductions/how things are going
4. Philip’s gaming systems owned (past/present)
5. Philip’s top 3 games
6. What we’re playing/watching
7. “Beach Level” by Koji Kondo (Super Mario 3D World OST)
8. News
9. Sequels that didn’t measure up / sequels that were better
10. “Gerudo Valley” by Koji Kondo (by The Legend of Zelda: 25th Anniversary Concert)
11. Weekly recommendations/dissuasions
12. Contact info/closing
13. “Want You Gone” by Jonathan Coulton & Ellen McLain (Portal 2 OST)

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030 – WAZZUP??

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In this week’s episode, Ben returns (for the first portion, anyway) and we talk the most recent Nintendo Direct, Playstation Now, and plenty more in between.

Music featured this week from Batman: Arkham Asylum, Pokemon X & Y, and BioShock Infinite.

Download Episode 30 – WAZZUP??

1. WAZZUP??
2. “Bloodstained Hollywood Ending” by Blindside (Frozen Gamers Theme)
3. Introductions/how things are going
4. What we’re playing/watching
5. “Batmobile Attack” by Nick Arundel (Batman: Arkham Asylum Soundtrack)
6. News
7. “Battle! (Team Flare)” by GAME FREAK & Minako Adachi (Pokemon X & Pokemon Y: Super Music Collection)
8. Weekly recommendations/dissuasions
9. Contact info/closing
10. “Elizabeth” by G. Schyman (BioShock Infinite Soundtrack)

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029 – 2013 Game of the Year Edition

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After a 3 week absence, we talk our picks for games of the year in the categories of Soundtrack, Story, Boss Battle, Humor, Twist, Multiplayer, Most Enthralling, Puzzle, Shooter, RPG, Strategy, Casual, and Action/Adventure. We give our top 5 picks for games released in 2013, our top 5 new to us games, and our top 10 for the year overall. We also answer some listener questions and frequently verbally confuse this year (2014) with last year (2013).

Music featured this week from Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune, Pokemon X & Y, and Final Fantasy IX.

Download Episode 29 – 2013 Game of the Year Edition

1. “Bloodstained Hollywood Ending” by Blindside (Frozen Gamers Theme)
2. Introductions/How things are going
3. What we got for Christmas
4. What we’re playing/watching
5. “Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune – Nate’s Theme” by London Philharmonic Orchestra and Andrew Skeet (The Greatest Video Game Music)
6. GOTY Picks
—-Best Soundtrack
—-Best Puzzle Game
—-Best Shooter
—-Best Story
—-Best Game Twist
—-Best RPG
—-Best Action/Adventure
—-Most Enthralling
—-Best Strategy
—-Best Casual Game
—-Funniest Game
—-Best Multiplayer
—-Best Boss Battle
—-Top 5 2013 Releases
—-Top 5 New To Us
—-Top 10 Overall
7. “Route 8” by GAME FREAK & Minako Adachi (Pokemon X & Pokemon Y: Super Music Collection)
8. Listener mail
9. Weekly recommendations/dissuasions
10. Contact info/closing
11. “You’re Not Alone!” by Nobuo Uematsu (Final Fantasy IX: OST)

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