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GaGcast – Episode 177 – Console Report Cards

ReportCard2Greetings loyal listeners, and thanks for joining us on another episode of the GaGcast. This week we’ll be talking about demos and giving a console status scorecard. First things first though is our weekly playlist. Nate spent time with Defenders of the Realm, Sentinels of the Multiverse, and iZombie. Fred continued to reconnect with his Vita and Helldivers and Ray started playing Capes, Cowls, and Villains Foul with the testing group.

After covering the usual bases the guys talk about the status of the current console market. All of the consoles were given scores based on their current performance and we come up with things we want to see to improve the current status of console gaming. Lots of time is spent on the topic of console exclusives and their importance to the success of a system. For the guys Sony is the current winner by virtue of learning from past mistakes and making big improvements to their system’s architecture and usability. The guys eventually get onto the topic of demos and early access. They cover some of the issues with the current culture of prepaid beta access and what this trend could mean for gaming in the future. As always we’d love to hear your opinions on the topics we discussed this week and encourage you to join in on the discussion on our Facebook page. If Twitter is more your style you can reach out to us a @grownasgamers. Don’t forget to like, subscribe, and leave a rating on Stitcher, iTunes, or the podcast listening medium of your choice. Until next week stay gaming and stay awesome.

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GaGcast – Episode 176 – Retcon WBS

Wang Butts SoupGreetings loyal listeners and thanks for joining us on another week of the GaGcast. This week it’s just Ray, Fred, and Nate at the helm of the show. The guys waste no time jumping right into what they played this week. Nate talks tactics with Codename: STEAM and gets into the unstealthy stealth gameplay of Counterspy. He also spent time with Valiant Hearts’ take on the first world war. All three guys got in on the squad based action game Helldivers and share stories of triumph and hilarious failure. Ray finished up his current X-Crawl run and started working with the playtesting group on their next game, Capes, Cowls, and Villains Foul. Fred spent A LOT of time on Helldivers which brought him closer to his Vita once again.

Getting into the meat of the show the guys talk about retcons in movies. They discuss the upcoming Star Wars films as well as the reboot of Alien 3 and Ghostbusters. We’d love to hear what you guys think about this trend in the comments below. You can also give us a shoutout on Twitter @grownasgamers. Don’t forget that we’ll be at Save Against Fear this year and pre-reg is available now. Until next week stay gaming and stay awesome.

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GaGcast – Episode 175 – FITES 2015

FITES_400x400Greetings loyal listeners, and thanks for joining us on another episode of the GaGcast. There’s not a lot of news this week as the guys spent their time preparing for the FITES 250 LAN this weekend. Listen in as we share stories of our weekend and the many activities that we hosted and took part in. You can find out more information about FITES at their website www.fites.net. Keep an eye on the Facebook group and @grownasgamers on Twitter throughout the week for news, discussion, and community events. Until next week stay gaming and stay awesome.

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