Couch Podtatoes Episode 61: Evergreen Games

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This week we drew inspiration from a concept first brought to my attention by Void of the blog “A Green Mushroom.” He was the first person I’d heard the term “evergreen” from, and he applied that to gaming in an interesting way. This coincides with a concept I had talked about previous with “session-based” games to a certain degree, so we go into that as well. We try our best to define what we think evergreen games are, and dive into a bunch of examples throughout the show. As always, we’re interested to hear more from you about the topic, so feel free to leave us a comment!

 

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Couch Podtatoes Epsiode 61: Evergreen Games (runtime: 47:08)

What are we playing? (starts at 1:09)
Discussion: Evergreeen Games (starts at 15:28)

Host Contact information:

Izlain
Blog: Me vs. Myself and I
Twitter: @mevsmyselfandi

Eri
Blog: Healing the Masses
Twitter: @ausj3w3l

Music Credits:
“Level Up” by Cookie Monsta (from the Riot! EP)
“Samsara” by Chimaira (from the album The Age of Hell)
“Enchanted Rose” by Bury Your Dead (from the album Beauty and the Breakdown)

Couch Podtatoes is a podcast about gaming, though we might stray into other forms of media. Sometimes we use strong language, but we try to keep that to a minimum. All opinions expressed by us or our guests are our own and are in no way to be interpreted as official commentary from any companies we discuss. You can visit our official podcast page at http://couchpodtatoes.libsyn.com/. Be sure to follow us on iTunes, and/or Stitcher Radio.

Questions, comments and feedback are welcomed and encouraged!


Made today’s run with Rebel, and things were going just fine, til I stood a little too close to an explosion. Doh.

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Couch Podtatoes Episode 58: AMA

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We didn’t have an episode preplanned this week and for some reason (namely Blaugust) my creative well has been starting to run dry. Between writing posts every day and trying to keep up with real life obligations, I absolutely had no ideas. Earlier in the week I had the thought that we could do an Ask Me Anything, and put out the call on Twitter but had very little response. As such, I took a look at the Blaugust AMA thread, and decided that we could just answer the questions posed there. So that’s what we did. It’s a broad spectrum this episode but still mostly has to do with gaming. Thankfully me and Eri can play off each other’s rants fairly well these days, so I think it turned out well after all. Enjoy.

 

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Couch Podtatoes Epsiode 58: AMA (runtime: 52:59)

What are we playing? (starts at 2:14)
Discussion: AMA (starts at 12:06)

Host Contact information:

Izlain
Blog: Me vs. Myself and I
Twitter: @mevsmyselfandi

Eri
Blog: Healing the Masses
Twitter: @ausj3w3l

Music Credits:
“Level Up” by Cookie Monsta (from the Riot! EP)
“Arcarsenal” by At The Drive-In (from the album Relationship of Command)
“Enchanted Rose” by Bury Your Dead (from the album Beauty and the Breakdown)

Couch Podtatoes is a podcast about gaming, though we might stray into other forms of media. Sometimes we use strong language, but we try to keep that to a minimum. All opinions expressed by us or our guests are our own and are in no way to be interpreted as official commentary from any companies we discuss. You can visit our official podcast page at http://couchpodtatoes.libsyn.com/. Be sure to follow us on iTunes, and/or Stitcher Radio.

Questions, comments and feedback are welcomed and encouraged!

#couchpodtatoes #podcast #gamesdiscussion #gaming

Couch Podtatoes Episode 56: Link Dead Radio

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This week we went back to the community well in that we decided to dedicate a whole show to the concept of a link-love post. I drew inspiration from Eri’s series called “Link Dead Radio” and thought we could pull some community posts together to discuss. Turns out our community is ripe for the picking, so we go over quite a few different topics that lead into what I think was a great conversation. There’s some talk about Blaugust in there, various mechanics in games and we even talk a little about Daybreak Games. Some of the articles we talked about are down in the show notes if you’d like to read those as well. Pull up a couch, and enjoy!

 

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Couch Podtatoes Epsiode 56: Link Dead Radio (runtime: 54:00)

What are we playing? (starts at 1:19)
Discussion: Community Posts (starts at 12:50)

Host Contact information:

Izlain
Blog: Me vs. Myself and I
Twitter: @mevsmyselfandi

Eri
Blog: Healing the Masses
Twitter: @ausj3w3l

Articles Referenced:

Announcement #Blaugust2015
http://aggronaut.com/2015/07/21/the-revenge-of-blaugust/

The Gamer To-Do List
https://gdub4.wordpress.com/2015/07/29/blaugust-the-gamer-to-do-list/

Looting types –
http://reportsfromthefield.com/2015/07/22/mmo-mechanics-loot/

Games that make you feel
https://mrluvvaluvva.wordpress.com/2015/07/25/games-which-draw-emotional-reactions/

Too much choice
http://thegrumpyelf.blogspot.com/2015/07/is-too-much-choice-bad-thing.html

Leveling
https://moonshinemansion.wordpress.com/2015/07/21/it-dont-mean-a-thing-if-it-aint-got-that-ding/

Music Credits:
“Level Up” by Cookie Monsta (from the Riot! EP)
“Holy War” by Thy Art is Murder (from the album Holy War)
“Enchanted Rose” by Bury Your Dead (from the album Beauty and the Breakdown)

Couch Podtatoes is a podcast about gaming, though we might stray into other forms of media. Sometimes we use strong language, but we try to keep that to a minimum. All opinions expressed by us or our guests are our own and are in no way to be interpreted as official commentary from any companies we discuss. You can visit our official podcast page at http://couchpodtatoes.libsyn.com/. Be sure to follow us on iTunes, and/or Stitcher Radio.

Questions, comments and feedback are welcomed and encouraged!

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Couch Podtatoes Episode 55: Company Reputation Part Two

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Picking up where we left off last week, here is the second half of our discussion on Gaming Company’s Reputations. We discuss a few more reputations before diving into some questions about the topic at hand. Talarian is still our guest for this one. That’s all there is to it!

 

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Couch Podtatoes Epsiode 55: Company Reputation Part Two (runtime: 47:25)

Discussion: Company Reputations (starts at 0:00)

Host Contact information:

Izlain
Blog: Me vs. Myself and I
Twitter: @mevsmyselfandi

Eri
Blog: Healing the Masses
Twitter: @ausj3w3l

Guest Contact Information:

Talarian
Blog: Gamer By Design
Twitter: @talarianjs

Music Credits:
“Level Up” by Cookie Monsta (from the Riot! EP)
“Enchanted Rose” by Bury Your Dead (from the album Beauty and the Breakdown)

Couch Podtatoes is a podcast about gaming, though we might stray into other forms of media. Sometimes we use strong language, but we try to keep that to a minimum. All opinions expressed by us or our guests are our own and are in no way to be interpreted as official commentary from any companies we discuss. You can visit our official podcast page at http://couchpodtatoes.libsyn.com/. Be sure to follow us on iTunes, and/or Stitcher Radio.

Questions, comments and feedback are welcomed and encouraged!

#couchpodtatoes #podcast #gamesdiscussion #gaming

Couch Podtatoes Episode 54: Company Reputation Part One

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This week on Couch Podtatoes we decided to take a look at the reputations of various gaming companies. We snagged Talarian of the blog Gamer By Design, and started tearing into the topic. However, the show ended up running quite long (and we didn’t even touch on all the companies I had in mind!) so I had to split it down the middle. For episode 54, we get through what we’ve been playing lately, and then some of the companies on my list to talk about. You’ll have to wait until next week for the latter half of the discussion!

 

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Couch Podtatoes Epsiode 54: Company Reputation Part One (runtime: 51:45)

What are we playing? (starts at 1:20)
Discussion: Company Reputations (starts at 12:40)

Host Contact information:

Izlain
Blog: Me vs. Myself and I
Twitter: @mevsmyselfandi

Eri
Blog: Healing the Masses
Twitter: @ausj3w3l

Guest Contact Information:

Talarian
Blog: Gamer By Design
Twitter: @talarianjs

Music Credits:
“Level Up” by Cookie Monsta (from the Riot! EP)
“What A Horrible Night to Have a Curse” by The Black Dahlia Murder (from the album Nocturnal)
“Enchanted Rose” by Bury Your Dead (from the album Beauty and the Breakdown)

Couch Podtatoes is a podcast about gaming, though we might stray into other forms of media. Sometimes we use strong language, but we try to keep that to a minimum. All opinions expressed by us or our guests are our own and are in no way to be interpreted as official commentary from any companies we discuss. You can visit our official podcast page at http://couchpodtatoes.libsyn.com/. Be sure to follow us on iTunes, and/or Stitcher Radio.

Questions, comments and feedback are welcomed and encouraged!

#couchpodtatoes #podcast #gamesdiscussion #gaming