Couch Podtatoes Episode 44: Back to Tradition

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This week we’ve gone back to tradition, in that we are running our standard format that we’ve gotten away from for a few months now. We start with what we’ve been playing, jump into a shorter discussion on the perils of PC to Console (and vice versa) ports, talk about some idiots on the internet, and highlight the 2015 NBI newbies in our community spotlight. There really isn’t much more to say about it.

 

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Couch Podtatoes Epsiode 44: Back to Tradition (runtime: 49:49)

What are we playing? (starts at 1:15)
Discussion: Porting games (starts at 11:59)
Idiots on the Internet: Konami and Sony (starts at 38:20)
Community Spotlight: NBI Newbies (starts at 47:17)

Host Contact information:

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

Eri
Blog: Healing the Masses
Twitter: @ausj3w3l

Idiots on the Internet Articles:
http://kotaku.com/konami-might-have-cancelled-silent-hills-but-contrary-1702535395

http://kotaku.com/konami-sucks-1702695162

Community Spotlight:

NBI CLASS OF 2015
Aspect of the Hare
Chaotic Pixels
Gamer Girl Confessions
Gaming Adventures
Knifesedge Adventures
Light The Beacons
Pleasant Gamer
Ramblings of an MMO Gamer
Randark’s Review
Soultamer
Tyrannodorkus
Waiting for Rez

Music Credits:
“Level Up” by Cookie Monsta (from the Riot! EP)
“Reign in Hell” by GosT (from the album Behemoth)
“Traitors” by Misery Index (from the album Traitors)
“Smack My Bitch Up” by Prodigy (from the album The Fat of the Land)
“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 30: The H1Z1 Controversy

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This week we’re taking a look at the controversy surrounding H1Z1’s launch. I happen to be playing the game as you all well know, and I happen to enjoy it, and don’t see what the big deal is. Eri is respectfully disagreeing with me on more than one issue, so we hash it out for a bit. Coincidentally, we’re also talking about another controversy that popped up during the week, where Heroes of the Storm went into Beta, and Blizzard decided to throw “founder’s packs” into the mix, adding more fuel to the already hateful Early Access fire. Count them for our Idiots on the Internet this week. Lastly we take a look at Aywren’s blog once again, where she wrote an interesting piece on storytelling in MMOs, and how mediocre it is these days. Let the battle begin. Fight!

 

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Couch Podtatoes Epsiode 30: The H1Z1 Controversy (runtime: 1:01:05)

What are we playing? (starts at 1:25)
Discussion: H1Z1 (starts at 8:11)
Idiots on the Internet: HotS (starts at 44:35)
Community Spotlight: Aywren (starts at 54:10)

Host Contact information:

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

J3w3l
Blog: Healing The Masses
Twitter: @ausj3w3l

Idiots on the Internet Article:
http://www.polygon.com/2015/1/20/7861633/the-heroes-of-the-storm-founders-pack

Community Spotlight:
Clean Casuals
The Article

Music Credits:
“Level Up” by Cookie Monsta (from the Riot! EP)
“Six Pack” by Black Flag (from the album The First Four Years)
“Traitors” by Misery Index (from the album Traitors)
“Some Kinda Hate” by Misfits (from the box set)
“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 24: Gaming Culture

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Welcome back to the show! This week we dive into the culture of gaming, and really, the culture of the Internet as a whole. I’m not sure if you’ll notice, but we’ve been taking more of a free-form approach to our discussions in recent weeks, not really being as structured and just letting the conversation flow to where ever it may. I think it’s made for some organic conversations, and it’s a little more casual, laid back and accessible. Anyway, we talk about some of the good and bad stuff when it comes to gaming culture, and then insert some personal experiences and other related stories into the mix. Personally I’ve been having a lot of fun with the show as of late, so I think that should reflect in the finished product. For Idiots on the Internet we take a look at the recent CS:GO Dreamhack tourney debacle, and then we highlight the fabulous Bloggy Xmas Holiday Countdown that was started by Syl of MMO Gypsy, of which I have already made my contribution. So have a listen and enjoy!

 

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Couch Podtatoes Epsiode 24: Gaming Culture (runtime: 1:11:32)

What are we playing? (starts at 1:32)
Discussion: Gaming Culture (starts at 20:02)
Idiots on the Internet: CS:GO Exploit (starts at 57:11)
Community Spotlight: Bloggy Xmas (starts at 1:07:39)

Host Contact information:

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

J3w3l
Blog: Healing The Masses
Twitter: @ausj3w3l

Idiots on the Internet Article:
http://www.forbes.com/sites/insertcoin/2014/11/30/worlds-biggest-counter-strike-tournament-reveals-that-exploits-equal-cheating-in-esports/

Community Spotlight: Bloggy Xmas

Music Credits:
“Level Up” by Cookie Monsta (from the Riot! EP)
“Built For Sin” by The Black Dahlia Murder (from the album Miasma)
“Watch Out” by Doctor P (from the album Circus One)
“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 23: East vs. West

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For episode #23 we’re going to be taking a look at the vast differences between eastern and western games, from their marketing ploys to the gameplay contained therein. This devolves into a rather long rant about many social and cultural differences between the two sides of the world, but is interesting nonetheless. Later we take a look at a banned Kickstarter attempt, where a couple of guys who have already claimed credit for a few other pranks were trying to fund a rather weird gaming peripheral. Lastly, we talk about a recent post on Hardcore Casual, where Syncaine talks about burnout being a myth. Take a listen, and enjoy the show!

 

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Couch Podtatoes Epsiode 23: East vs West (runtime: 1:13:33)

What are we playing? (starts at 1:14)
Discussion: East vs West (starts at 22:29)
Idiots on the Internet: Blood Sport Kickstarter (starts at 56:21)
Community Spotlight: Hardcore Casual (starts at 1:03:45)

Host Contact information:

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

J3w3l
Blog: Healing The Masses
Twitter: @ausj3w3l

Idiots on the Internet Article:
http://www.polygon.com/2014/11/22/7268715/blood-sport-kickstarter-video-games

Community Spotlight: Hardcore Causal
The Article

Music Credits:
“Level Up” by Cookie Monsta (from the Riot! EP)
“Groove” by Oiki (from the Get it Now EP)
“Built For Sin” by The Black Dahlia Murder (from the album Miasma)
“Athena” by Datsik (from the album Let it Burn)
“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 21: Seasonal Events

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This week we have returned to our tried and true format, which means we’ll talk about what we’ve been playing lately, have a discussion, make fun of Idiots on the Internet, and finally, spotlight a post from our community. The discussion for this week is on Seasonal Events, as Halloween just passed and other holidays are around the corner, meaning MMOs and other games will be adding events for us to partake in. We give our take on those, and some suggestions to how they might improve. If you recall, there was a story recently about a landfill being exhumed and a bunch of copies of old crappy Atari games were discovered. Those are now for sale on eBay, so of course we had to make fun of the people buying trash. Lastly, we toot Eri’s horn a bit by spotlighting her post on The Face of Gaming, and have a little fun discussing that. Take a listen below, and don’t forget to subscribe/review us. Enjoy.

 

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Couch Podtatoes Epsiode 21: Seasonal Events (runtime: 56:08)

What are we playing? (starts at 2:42)
Discussion: Seasonal Events (starts at 19:00)
Idiots on the Internet: E.T. on Ebay (starts at 41:06)
Community Spotlight: Healing the Masses (starts at 47:47)

Host Contact information:

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

J3w3l
Blog: Healing The Masses
Twitter: @ausj3w3l

Idiots on the Internet Article:
http://kotaku.com/you-can-now-buy-those-buried-et-atari-games-1654710704

Community Spotlight: Healing The Masses
The Article

Music Credits:
“Level Up” by Cookie Monsta (from the Riot! EP)
“Built For Sin” by The Black Dahlia Murder (from the album Miasma)
“Invaderz” by Funtcase (from the album Doomed 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