Episode #27: Kaizovania

In this episode, the gang discusses the difficulty of classic games, the games their parents used to play, and their favourite and least favourite levels in games. [Recorded October 7, 2017]

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Featuring:
Merve
Penny B’s Hero Academia
Science is Band
Kajigger Desu
Andy Tuttle

Editor:
The Kappa

Timestamps:
0:15 – Introductions
3:20 – What Science is Bad Has Been Playing
12:40 – What Andy Tuttle Has Been Playing
18:15 – What Penny B’s Hero Academia Has Been Playing
31:55 – What Kajigger Desu Has Been Playing
39:10 – The Difficulty of NES Games
46:05 – Parental Gaming
50:25 – What Merve Has Been Playing
58:25 – Favourite Video Game Levels
1:35:55 – Bad Level Design
1:55:35 – Some More Good Level Design
1:57:45 – Conclusion

Download Link: https://archive.org/details/avocadogamescast_ep27

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Episode #26: Space Off

The gang discusses fighting game rosters, complains about the length of JRPGs, and tries to fix some flawed games. [Recorded September 16, 2017]

Featuring:
Merve
BannerThief
Otakunomike
Science is Bad
Ninjaneer

Editor:
The Kappa

Timestamps:
0:15 – Introductions
2:50 – Merve Has a Nintendo Switch
9:05 – Science is Bad Plays Golf Games
16:55 – What BannerThief Has Been Playing
21:10 – What Ninjaneer Has Been Playing (and Anticipating)
31:35 – Otakunomike Plays Fire Emblem
34:55 – JRPGs Are Long
38:05 – Video Game Doctor: Introduction
39:25 – Let’s Fix Yooka-Laylee
50:30 – Review Controversies
1:01:35 – Let’s Fix The King of Fighters XIV
1:09:50 – Let’s Fix Fallout 4
1:22:10 – Let’s Fix Valkyria Revolution
1:30:30 – Let’s Fix Sunless Sea
1:43:30 – Let’s Fix Indigo Prophecy/Fahrenheit
1:52:10 – Conclusion

Download Link: https://archive.org/details/avocadogamescast_ep26

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Episode #25: We Sold Out

The gang runs down the summer’s gaming news and chats about Sonic Mania, the Nintendo Switch, Valve’s problems, and the YouTube Adpocalypse. Not sponsored by Dollar Shave Club or Randy Pitchford. [Recorded August 27, 2017]

Featuring:
Merve
Doctuar
The Radio Cat
Science is Bad
The Kappa

Editor:
The Kappa

Timestamps:
0:15 – Introductions
2:00 – Project Sonic Watch 2017
13:15 – The YouTube Adpocalypse
27:15 – Steam’s Problems
33:55 – Valve’s New Game
40:00 – The Half-Life Story Leak and Valve’s Internal Problems
46:00 – Nostalgic Game Development
48:30 – Nintendo Switch Shortages
54:35 – The Super NES Classic Edition
1:00:25 – Nintendo Switch Growing Pains
1:02:25 – Final Fantasy XV
1:08:00 – Age of Empires IV
1:15:05 – The Good Life
1:20:25 – Death Stranding and Hideo Kojima
1:24:50 – Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds and Steam Early Access
1:39:40 – Games that Came Out This Summer
1:55:00 – LawBreakers and Multiplayer Shooters
2:02:15 – Gearbox and We Happy Few
2:04:00 – XCOM
2:05:30 – Conclusion

Download Link: https://archive.org/details/avocadogamescast_ep25

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Episode #24: Don’t Praise Scrappy

In this grab bag of an episode, the gang chats about this year’s gaming trends, goes on a tangent about animated films, discusses critically-acclaimed video games, and runs down their favourite video game soundtracks. [Recorded July 1st, 2017]

Featuring:
Merve
PT
Ben

Editor:
The Kappa

Timestamps:
0:15 – Introductions
3:40 – General Discussion of Games from 2017
28:20 – 2017 Gaming Trends
31:40 – Animated Films
35:35 – 2017 Gaming Surprises
1:02:35 – 2017 Critics’ Favourites
1:18:10 – Video Game Soundtracks

Download Link: https://archive.org/details/avocadogamescast_ep24

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Episode #23: Steve the Killer Goomba

The gang chats about E3 2017. [Recorded June 17th, 2017]

Featuring:
Merve
Science is Bad
The Kappa
Ninjaneer
Ben

Editor:
The Kappa

Timestamps:
0:15 – Introductions
2:20 – What We’ve Been Playing
47:25 – Project Sonic Watch 2017
53:50 – E3 Overview
54:35 – Electronic Arts
1:13:05 – Microsoft
1:39:05 – Bethesda
1:50:25 – Devolver Digital
1:55:30 – PC Gaming Show
2:03:25 – Ubisoft
2:27:55 – Sony
2:54:10 – Nintendo
3:03:40 – Highlights and Lowlights of E3

Download Link: https://archive.org/details/avocadogamescast_ep23

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Episode #22: Sonic Apology Tour

In this episode, the gang speculates about E3 2017 and discusses video game violence. [Recorded May 6th, 2017]

Featuring:
Merve
The Radio Cat
Ben
DemiDeva
The Kappa

Editor:
The Kappa

Timestamps:
0:15 – Introductions
1:45 – Prey
8:20 – Yooka-Laylee and Rare
21:15 – Infinity Wars and Games with Small Communities
24:50 – For Honor
36:35 – Destiny
42:35 – Dawn of War III
47:05 – Speculation about E3 2017
50:00 – Microsoft and Project Scorpio
1:02:20 – Nintendo and Mobile Gaming
1:06:05 – Games We Haven’t Heard Much about Since They Were Announced
1:08:15 – Xbox Live and PlayStation Plus
1:11:45 – The State of Indie Gaming
1:16:25 – Some Speculation about VR
1:22:00 – Console Peripherals and Voice Commands
1:26:20 – Speculation about Sega
1:28:35 – Other E3 Game Predictions
1:44:50 – Opening E3 to the Public and E3’s Future
1:51:55 – Video Game Violence, Part 1
2:19:20 – Rockstar and Blizzard
2:22:25 – Video Game Violence, Part 2

Download Link: https://archive.org/details/avocadogamescast_ep22

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Episode #21: The Miltank Mating Mystery

Break out the coconuts; the AVoCADo GamesCast is travelling to a deserted island to debate which games they should have brought along! [Recorded April 23rd, 2017]

Featuring:
Merve
Otakunomike
Admirax
Lord Stoneheart

Editor:
The Kappa

Timestamps:
0:15Introductions
2:35 – What We’ve Been Playing
22:30 – Single-Player Deserted Island Video Games
37:30 – Multiplayer Deserted Island Video Games and Controller Preferences
46:00 – The Pokémon Series, Pt. 1
51:20 – Party Games
55:35 – Tabletop Games
1:03:25 – Getting Tired of a Game after a Decade
1:08:40 – The Pokémon Series, Pt. 2
1:11:05 – Conclusion

Download Link: https://archive.org/details/avocadogamescast_ep21

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