Game Under Podcast 104

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0:00:07 Introduction

Trademark Banter
0:00:28 Whiskey
0:04:14 A Reding of Topics
0:05:02 Santo, Sam and Ed
0:08:45 IGN Dead Cells Plagiarism
0:18:34 Nintendo NES Classic Console Mini Hardware Review
0:22:24 Cat Rescue Jacket/ Girlboss, our Netflix show

Feature - Silent Hills
0:32:13 Picking up from Ep 103 - Architecture
0:34:00 Architecture - How it Affect Gameplay
0:38:00 P.T - The demo for Silent Hills
0:41:35 Cursed Mountain for Nintendo Wii U
0:43:32 Mission Impossible movies
0:45:10 Progression and Meaningful Backtracking
0:54:00 Keiichiro Toyama
0:56:55 Pacing Toward End of Game
1:03:30 The Only Other Blemish
1:05:39 Sam Barlow, Her Story and Until Dawn
1:09:15 Critical Reception of Silent Hill
1:13:56 SWERY and Deadly Premonition
1:18:35 Where Would Silent Hill Fit in Terms of Great Genre Work?
1:22:01 Dario Argenta
1:25:28 The Two Things Games are All About
1:32:54 Gaming Phenoms: Doom and Fortnite, what Do They Have in Common?
1:33:28 BONUS CONTENT FOR SUBSCRIBERS

Game Under Podcast 103

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Intro
0:00:10 Hi, and preamble Trademark Banter (secret content for subscribers)

Trademark Banter
0:04:33 C-SPAN Podcasts
0:07:19 Petrol Sniffing
0:11:42 Landcruiser Intervention
0:14:59 Harlan Ellison Eulogized

Final Thoughts
0:19:45 The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit & Don't Knock's Other Games, Including Life is Strange: Before the Storm
0:20:02 D&D, it's dynamite!
0:24:00 Back to TAAOCS
0:25:12 Potentially Bad, But Interesting
0:28:15 Adventure Game Puzzles
0:30:25 Life is Strange: Before the Dawn

First Impressions
0:33:07 Silent Hill
0:33:49 Real or Not Real?
0:36:15 Play Silent Hill as a 9 year-old
0:38:42 Find Yourself in Church - Architecture Talk (again...)
0:41:15 ARGUMENT ENSUES
0:51:45 Record Needle Rip, Hard Break

Second Half of Show
0:52:00 Non-Gaming Content

Game Under Podcast 101

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Gagandeep Singh of the Endless Backlog Podcast joins Tom Towers in Smugcast 2, to discuss the Wonderful 101 (get it?), Horizon Zero Dawn, and probably some games things I've forgotten. 

However, they definitely debate which is better, Bayonetta or Bayonetta 2; and whether Gagan and his bros simply suck at Metro and Killzone.

Game Under Podcast 98

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Introduction
0:00:10 Hi

Trademark Banter
0:00:49 Hacking
0:01:57 Plagiarism
0:04:48 State of Gaming Podcasts

Final Impressions
0:11:11 The Cat Lady
0:19:01 Mafia III
0:19:39 Splatoon 2
0:29:34 Year Walk
0:38:39 Uncharted: Lost Legacy
0:41:55 SNES Mini
0:45:00 Yoshi's Story
0:46:57 Titanfall II
0:47:22 Yazuka 0
0:47:23 Transformers Destruction

Feature
00:49:37 Video Game Criticism
00:57:16 Marxism in Gaming
00:58:19 Back to Pseudo Intellectualism vs Consumer Reports (is there a difference?)
01:23:15 Everbody's Golf and Psuedo Academic New Commercial Post-textual Video Game Criticism

 

Game Under Podcast 97

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In this episode we discus Rage Racer, Ridge Racer Type 4, the NegCon, the JogCon, Titanfall 2, Titan Souls, Zelda: Breathof the Wild, Transformers: Destruction, Yakuza Zero, Goonies, Uncharted 4 and the Retron 77.  Phil also goes over his personal list of the top 100 RPG's of all time.

Game Under Podcast 96

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Introduction
0:00:06 Hi

Trademark Banter
0:00:29 Corporate Media Video Game Coverage
0:02:35 Aaron Mullan's Nier Automata Review
0:04:46 Old Man Talks About Video Games
0:08:00 Phil Goes to GameStop

Final Impressions
0:11:24 Until Dawn
0:32:19 Spoilers until next segment for 2-year old game.

Feature: The Works of Quantic Dream's David Cage
0:42:15 Introduction
0:47:13 Omikron and David Cage's Tendencies
0:54:00 The FONT!
0:58:26 Fahrenheit/ Indigo Prophecy
1:03:00 Heavy Rain
1:17:58 Beyond Two Souls
1:23:51 Willem Dafoe
1:28:32 Back to Video Games: Beyond Two Souls

Game Under Podcast 95

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Introduction
0:00:08 Boys Are Back in Town

Trademark Banter
0:00:45 Phil Gets an Xbox
0:04:18 Phil Buys Three Switches

First Impressions
0:07:18 Tom Plays Wario Ware: Miocrogame$

Yakuza Minute
0:12:27 Yakuza Zero

Aaron Mullan
0:13:10 Review of Team Cherry's, Hollow Knight

First Impressions
0:15:12 Tom Plays Torment: Tiodes of Numenera
0:28:52 How to Know When an RPG is a Keeper

Topic Change
0:30:07 Kickstarter and the Nature of Patronage

Review
0:36:21 Tom and Phil Reivew Bethesda's Doom 2016
0:36:42 Bethesda Bought id for $150 Million
0:38:14 Back to the Review
0:53:15 The Score

Feature
0:54:46 AAA and the Mid-Tier
0:58:56 The Mid-Tier Strikes Back: Mafia III
1:05:20 Scarface Games
1:07:20 The Verdict on AAA
1:08:30 The AAA Ghetto

Game Under Podcast 94

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Introduction
0:00:08 "The Bad Sequel"

Trademark Banter
0:00:26 Bad Sequels in Video Games
0:02:16 Plagiarism: Charlie Mingus Vs. Chocobos
0:03:35 Is Backtracking Always Bad?
0:05:40 Mafia III, Horizon, Yazuka Zero, Overcooked, The Last Guardian.

Inside Story
0:09:46 In Defense of the Current Indie Scene
0:10:39 Inside
0:11:45 Paul Nash
0:19:34 Towers on Inside
0:19:59 Story Spoilers, Gameplay Spoilers From This Point On
0:38:37 Starfox
0:41:20 Endless Hackjob's GOTY 2016
0:44:56 Our Score

Feature
0:44:41 Tom Towers, Ambassador of Indiestan
0:46:05 But First, A Firewatch Rant
0:47:12 Why Make These Games?
0:48:06 Why You Should Make Games
0:49:04 That Dragon Cancer
0:50:41 Virginia
0:53:15 Beyond Eyes
0:54:05 SALIENT POINT
0:55:00 Dear Esther
0:56:12 Cybil
0:57:53 TV Show Black Mirror
1:00:55 Disintermediation

Game Under Podcast 93

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Intro
0:00:08 Signs of Life

(Not) Trademark Banter
0:00:24 Endless Backlog Guest Appearance

Yakuza Killzone Minute
0:02:05 Yakuza 0 Getting Good Coverage
0:04:44 Mafia III
0:06:16 The Mid-Tier

State of the AAA Union
0:08:21 Yes
0:09:21 Exhibit AAA: Uncharted 4
0:10:11 GOTY Consensus
0:11:49 Uncharted 4
0:14:36 Tone, Writing and Humour
0:24:13 Some Good Things About The Last of Us
0:26:00 Giraffic Park and Zoo Politics
0:30:52 Back to the Point
0:31:28 Gameplay and Audio
0:39:40 Level Design
0:42:25 The Platforming
0:43:25 Verbosity
0:44:45 Broken Sword
0:46:37 The Acting
0:51:32 Fidelity and Media
0:55:07 Graphical Presentation
0:59:45 Entering, but not Crossing, The Uncanny Valley
1:01:00 PS4=PS1 &< SNES+ PS2
1:04:40 A Balanced Review
1:10:10 Should We Be Scoring It?

Game Under Podcast 92

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Special Twin Peaks Intro
Final Thoughts on Virginia
0:01:12 Virginia & What's Makes an Indy Game Indy?
0:02:48 Virtual Review
0:07:30 Surrealism
0:09:02 Tom's Questions About America

Introduction
0:10:51 A Small Continuation & New Scoring System

Feature: The State of Indie Development
0:16:13 Indie Game Development Mirroring Early Game Development
0:23:45 Constraints of Risk on Commercial Development and the Constraints of Canon on Development in General
0:27:20 Creative Frameworks Limited by Development Philosophy
0:38:24 Just Because You Can, Doesn't Mean You Should

Feature: Distribution
0:39:50 Indie Wave in Film and Correlation to Indie Games
0:48:48 Sacrilege
0:53:01 Discovery
0:56:00 Game Score Archive
0:57:17 Us Being as Arrogant as Possible

Apology Section - Overtime Segment
1:01:36 Tom Forces Phil to Apologize - Our Review of That Dragon, Cancer

Game Under Podcast 91

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Introduction
0:00:45 Hobo & The Narc Rides Again

Trademark Banter
0:01:15 Overwatch
0:03:04 Hot Tub Time Machine June 2000
0:05:36 Towers Changes Podcast Rules

Feature: State of the Hardware Union
0:06:37 Nintendo Switch (And the Problem)

Feature 2
0:29:59 Xbox One S
0:32:40 Playstation 4 Pro and 4K in General

Bithell's Tarantino Talk
0:38:30 Directors and Game Devs

VR Feature
0:46:29 VR & AR

Console Macro Evolution
1:03:47 Scorpio and Continental Shift

Game Under Podcast 90

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Introduction
0:00:21 Hobo and the Narc

Trademark Banter
0:01:09 Hallo and Cześć to Belgium and Poland.
0:01:48 Fogg Uncovers WTO Scheme to Keep the Player Down.

Final Thoughts
0:07:41 Fogg gives impressions of this month's Games for Gold bonus; Sunset Overdrive.
0:21:03 Xbox One Streaming to PC Review.

Final Thoughts - Killzone: Shadowfall
0:25:32 Killzone franchise, Dutch satire and Spec Ops: The Line.
0:38:13 KillZone: Shadowfall impressions start here.
1:00:21 Killzone's Future.

Trademark Banter
1:02:18 Filling the Generation Gap.

Final Thoughts
1:18:21 Gunstar Heroes (Scored).
1:32:12 Metal Slug Series & the NeoGeo.
1:32:42 Tom Answers an Important Question.

Game Under Podcast 89

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Introduction
0:00:20 Prolific Phil & Literate Tom,

Trademark Banter
0:02:49 Naughty Dog Hates Fat People.
0:06:27 Fogg Boycotting Uncharted 4.

First Impressions: Telltale's Michonne (The Walking Dead)
0:10:14 Both Hosts Discuss Michonne.
0:12:40 Larger Discussion of Telltale's prior game, and overall pacing in story based games.
0:19:25 Can Auteur Aesthetic Scale?
0:20:40 Final Fantasy 15, Square and of course... Yakuza.
0:22:20 Let the Michonne Impressions Begin!
0:23:15 The Essence of The Walking Dead.
0:27:17 Aussie, Aussie, Aussie.
0:27:15 Kim Mathis vs Jackie Brown.
0:29:45 Season Two of The Walking Dead - Final Impressions.
0:35:45 Fogg's Pet Peeve.
0:38:08 Towers Points Out "the problem with the French".

Trademark Banter
0:43:57 An E-Bay Mystery.
0:48:52 Fogg Buys Some Games.
0:51:07 Blizzard Trolls Critics.
0:55:30 We Go There.
0:57:23 First Amendment, Games, and Taking Offense.

Final Impressions
0:58:22 Rise of the Tomb Raider.
1:07:04 Female James Bond.
1:10:08 Master of Unlocking is Crystal Dynamics.
1:17:30 Tom and Phi Have a Tiff.

Final Impressions
1:20:20 Both Hosts Give Final Impressions of The Order: 1886.
1:34:18 Use of Setting.
1:37:52 We Go There. Again (GTA IV Alternate Plot).
1:45:33 Towers Predicts A Turn
1:56:37 Towers, "...one of the best thigs about The Order".
2:02:49 Scores? Towers Perplexes Fog
2:04:44 Towers Explains Tension

Game Under Podcast 88.5

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Tom and Phil hope you enjoy this spoilercast, but please do not listen to it until you have finished Life Is Strange. It is certainly a game worth playing, and one whil weighed heavily in our 2015 Game of the Year Considerations.

Game Under Podcast 88

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Introduction
0:00:33 Not BTTF, Just BFFs

Trademark Banter
0:01:02 Metallica Roadie Story.
0:03:08 *Spoilers* Africa and Western Australia Conquered by Game Under Podcast
0:05:43 Gold. Just Buy Gold
0:06:47 Global Under Podcast
0:08:47 Endless Backlog Spoilercast for Life is Strange
0:12:08 What Teenagers Want to Play

Feature
0:17:21 Tom Towers Games of the Year
0:17:55 Giantbomb Wikipedia Award
0:30:09 Tom Has a Stroke, LIVE, on the Show
0:30:55 We Score Stardew Valley... Yes. Like I said, Tom had a stroke
0:33:00 The Order 1886 Introduction to Tom Towers Games of the Year
0:57:30 Carwash Story
1:08:20 TAN TAN
1:17:15 Sausage Talk
1:38:30 "Populations, Degradation, it's Culmination"
1:43:30 *Hotline Miami 2 Scored*
1:45:06 The MLG Olympiad Podium and Honorable Mentions

*No more timeline from here, it would be spoilers*

2:17:45 Analysis of Awards
2:27:45 What Games Tom is Looking Forward to in 2016

Outro
2:43:00 It Continues