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

Game Under Podcast 87

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Introduction
0:00:14 Dear Esther (Episode 41)

Trademark Banter
0:01:09 This Just In (Breaking NEWS)
0:03:30 Tom Troll SuperBunnyHop
0:06:45 Fogg Predicts Dangerous Golf Will Be a Hit

First Impressions
0:11:37 Xbox One Hardware Review
0:24:17 Nintendo's Differentiation

Trademark Banter
0:28:03 The Turn - The Real Reason Fogg Bought an XB1
0:29:33 Star Wars
0:33:48 Playstation VR Pricing

First Impressions
0:54:45 Stardew Valley

 

 

Game Under Podcast 86

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The High Orange Hobby Horse of the Apocalypse: A Complex Entity Composed of an Almost Infinite Number of Incredibly Simple and Minute Things.

In memory of Leigh Alexander.

The Parts and their Players:
The Ancient Vivisectionist: Alfred Hitchock
Pokie, the Orange Horse of Scurvy: Super Bunnyhop, Ahoy, Matthewmatosis, and Sunder
Tom Towers: Tom Towers
The Ghost of Podcast Past: Phil Fogg.
Hugo: Brandon deWilde
Irene: Diane Dors
The Poets: Edgar Allan Poe, Charles Baudelaire, T.S. Eliot, Wallace Stevens and the vessels through which their words have been transmuted.  

Prologue: Alfred Hitchcock and Super Bunnyhop consider the nature of reality; Tom Towers heeds their words, but the seed which they plant is insidious and toxic…

0:00: Censorship of the Vivisectionist’s Apprentice
1:22: The Internet Atheism Bubble: Richard Dawkins' legacy is the internet meme; coincidentally, Richard Dawkins' meme was originally tongue-in-cheek.

Act One: Tom Tower’s humanity is in its death throes, as the seed begins to sprout for the atheistic bubble has burst, disseminating its poisonous pollen.

16:50: To Science
17:38: How Easily Can One Forgive a Dude Talking?: Ahoy, Super Bunnyhop, Matthewmatosis.
 

Act Two: Tom Tower’s is half man, half machine; lucid but unfeeling—yet signs of his humanity spark like static electricity in the circuits of his mind, expressed as impotent, irrational outrage.

24:58: Au Lecteur
26:04: In the Beginning was the Word, and the Word was Post-Modernism: Sunder’s Shovel Knight walkthrough; a Symbol of the failings of videogame criticism in the video format.

Act three: Tom Tower’s descent into mechanical madness is complete, incoherent and frigid he is repulsed by the equally incoherent humanity of others: is man, now, merely a machine posing as a collective pseudo-consciousness in the form of the internet?

41:15: Journey of the Magi: departure
42:31: 9/11: The Event That Revised World History: how to misapply the three act structure, and the myriad ways in which one may be conditioned into misunderstanding another’s or even one’s own culture.
52:05: Journey of the Magi: arrival
53:10: Philosophy: what is it good for?

Epilogue: The ghost of Phil Fogg inspires in Tom Towers one last redeeming glimpse of his own humanity.

58:13: Anecdote of the Jar
58:48: The Ghost of Podcast Past: Tom Towers finds redemption.

Game Under Podcast 85

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Introduction
0:00:16 No wait! There will be Tom!

Trademark Banter
00:06:07 Tom and Phil

First Impressions
00:07:00 Ape Escape

First Impressions
00:15:52 Tom Gets a Wii U!
00:26:51 Phil Gets a Wii U!

Trademark Banter
00:34:30 Paralympics
00:36:10 Podcast Theory

First Impressions
00:39:00 Xbox One Hardware Impressions


 

Game Under Podcast 84

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Intro
0:23:07 John Logie Baird

Trademark Banter
0:02:25 Pokie, Horse of Scurvy

First Impressions
0:03:15 American Truck Simulator

Trademark Banter
0:20:33 Hyper Magazine Check-in and greater Discussion of influence of larger socierty on game development.

Game Under Site Awards for GOTY
0:42:35 The Gundies
1:08:34 Tom Towers Final Thoughts on Undertale

Game Under Podcast 83

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Intro
0:00:47 Witness Pre-amble

First Impressions, Both Hosts
0:05:00 The Witness
0:23:10 The Influence of Myst
0:37:33 How About The Talos Principle?
0:41:55 Is $40 Too Much For This Game?

Featurette
0:45:29 ACE Team's Body of Work and Tom's Review of Deadly Tower of Monsters

Trademark Banter
0:53:29 Saint's Row on PSP, Greater Discussion of Sain't Row Franchise

Feature
1:02:20 Phil Fogg's Personal GOTY Awards "The Foggies"
1:46:15 Fogg's Complete List of Games for 2015

Trademark Banter
1:53:11 Endless Backlog GOTY

Game Under Podcast 82

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Introduction
0:00:22 Order is Restored, Podcast Dude is Back

Trademark Banter
0:02:55 DS Styles May Change in 50 Years and Acrylic Chickens
0:05:42 Fogg's Bi-cultural Hardware Union
0:08:01 Fogg's Tales from the Game Store
0:16:42 Steam Sale Pick-ups and Thumbnail Impressions

Final Impressions with Score
0:22:26 Fogg examines the PS4 exclusive The Order: 1886

Trademark Banter
0:39:49 GOTY 2015 Discussion
0:48:51 Bioshock is No Longer Our New Overlord

Final Impressions with Score
0:53:01 Surprising Review of Yakuza 5

Trademark Banter
1:11:03 Oculus Rift - Is VR the new 3D, or a World Changer?

Final Impressions with Score
01:23:56 Grow Home
01:28:41 Ejaculatory Theme?

First Impressions
1:43:14 Octodad: The Dadliest Catch

Trademark Banter
1:46:36 Fogg's Hardware Problems and How He Resolved Them