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GaGcast – Special Episode! – GaG Ramblings 2014

fillerSo for the better part of a year I’ve been saving up little snippets of audio that get recorded before our usual recording.  Occasionally we chuckle, sometimes we outright guffaw.  Some of these moments brought me to tears laughing so hard.  I can only hope you, our loyal listeners, will find them as entertaining as we have.  So relax for a moment and share in the absurdity that is pure, unfiltered Grown As Gamers.
-Fred
 

 

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GaGcast – Episode 164 – #notmyfivedollars

shutupandtakemymoneyd-1Thanks for joining us on another episode of the GaGcast. We start things off with Fred regaling us with tales of woe due to a failing Steam online infrastructure and a multiplayer Civ V game. Aside from that he also got Skyrim on PC and has started installing a ton of mods, news pending on the inevitable install of the Macho Man Randy Dragon mod. Ray has been spending most of his time on the Dragon Age: Inquisition multiplayer and it’s a blast. His main hope being that they expand on the existing gameplay with DLC in the future. Nate had a wonderful time with Super Smash Bros for Wii U and also picked up Dungeon of the Endless. Smash Bros needs no explanation but Dungeon of the Endless is a roguelike tower defense game that tasks players with escaping from deep within a deadly underground complex. It’s definitely worth a pick up. James spent some time as Claptrap in Borderlands the Pre-Sequel. Movies were also on the menu with Gone Girl, Silver Linings Playbook, and the LEGO Movie all of which were solid.

Ray switched gears and brought us news from the Video Game Awards show that was on Twitch tv. The show, with it’s new format since a departure from Spike, seems like a total celebration of gaming. Tons of new trailers surfaced from the show with standouts from the new Zelda game, the new Uncharted, and Street Fighter V. Take some time and check out all the new announcements and trailers. With all the talk of games to come the guys talk about some of the more unfortunate implications of pre-ordering games and the decline in quality we’ve seen from many big title releases this year. Is it worth pre-ordering if you’re unsure of the quality just to get exclusive content? What games that you’ve pre-ordered have you been let down by? We would love to hear from you in the comments below or on Twitter @grownasgamers. The entire discussion of the pre-order problem came from a post on our Facebook group which you should totally be a part of. Until next week stay awesome and stay gaming.

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GaGcast – Episode 163 – It’s Like a Bad Breakup

ME3 happily ever afterHello loyal listeners, and thanks for joining us on another week of the GaGcast. This week James and Ray talk about their time at Mepacon. Doomtown Reloaded was first on the block which is a living card game from AEG based on the Deadlands property. Second up, and the real show stealer, was Battlecon: Wrath of Indines a card game that plays like a 2D fighting game. Ray got to sit in on a session of XCrawl, an RPG that takes place in some bizarre form of The Running Man mixed with D&D. James spent a lot of time with WWE 2k15 and loved every moment of it, especially the deep customization options. Ray and Fred played Dragon Age: Inquisition and loved the robust battle system that perfectly melded everything great about the first and second games. The game is massive and in 5 hours neither one of them have managed to get out of the starting area. Talk of anything from Bioware opens up old wounds for Nate who has some lingering PTSD in regards to the ending of Mass Effect 3. The conversation of failed endings gets the guys to talk about endings they really loved and those that the didn’t so much enjoy. What we’d like to hear from you is what endings you either loved or hated. You can let us know on the Facebook group or on Twitter @grownasgamers. Until next week stay gaming and stay awesome.

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