0:15 – Introductions: We Hate Video Games!
40:55 – Driving in Games
47:40 – Movement in Games
53:35 – We’re Not on Topic Anymore and We Don’t Care
1:00:00 – Movement in Games Pt. 2
1:08:15 – Clichéd Stories and Characters
1:10:05 – Movement in Games Pt. 3
1:13:45 – Fumblecore
1:18:25 – Games with Real-World Movement
1:21:05 – Kinect and Talking to Machines
1:25:10 – Fumblecore Pt. 2
1:28:05 – Games from Our Childhood
1:50:00 – Games that Today’s Kids Will Remember
1:54:40 – Gaming at School and Edutainment
2:03:20 – Typing Games and Music Games
2:06:25 – Gaming Magazines
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Linkdump after the jump.
Introductions: We Hate Video Games! (0:15)
- Reddit thread about problems with Overwatch matchmaking.
- Kotaku article about how the Batman: Arkham Knight PC port is still broken.
- Sorry, PT; PHOENIXZERO on Neogaf beat you to the Poochie joke.
- Batman: Arkham City was released a little under five years ago on October 18th, 2015. (Source: Wikipedia)
- Kotaku article about receiving death threats over reporting on No
Man’s Sky’s delay.
- The wacky plot of Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. (Source: Super Mario Wiki)
- The Salt and Sanctuary skill tree. (Source: Salt and Sanctuary Wiki on Fextralife)
- If you want to watch all of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End’s cutscenes as a movie, you can. (Source: RabidRetrospectGames on YouTube)
- The Catmancer class from Bravely Second. (Source: Bravely Wiki on Neoseeker)
- The mini game that TheKappa mentioned is called “Chompcraft.” Here’s a video
guide about it. (Source: New Game Plus on YouTube)
- The “orc captain mode” that TheKappa mentioned is called the Nemesis system. (Source: Shadow of Mordor Wiki on Wikia)
- Amazon product page for Gravity Rush Remastered. At the start of our recording, the price was $21.38. At the end of our recording, the price was $21.24. The price later dropped below $20 before shooting back up into the mid-twenties. When this was posted online, the price had gone back down to $19.89.
Driving in Games (40:55)
- An ode to the Mako from Mass Effect. (Source: PI0n33r on YouTube)
- Merve and TheKappa were mistaken. It wasn’t Forza 2 or Forza Horizon that came out in 2014; it was Forza Horizon 2. (Source: Wikipedia)
Movement in Games (47:40)
- Article about rocket jumping in the Quake series. (Source: Quake Wiki on Wikia)
- Lawbreakers preview. (Source: Polygon)
- Overwatch heroes. Click on a character to see its abilities. (Source: Overwatch Wiki on Gamepedia)
- The second colossus from Shadow of the Colossus. Take a look at its “lumbering” movement. (Source: jacksepticeye on YouTube)
- Scoring a combo worth 36 million points in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3. (Source: etanante on YouTube)
We’re Not on Topic Anymore and We Don’t Care (53:35)
- Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 glitch compilation. (Source: Eurogamer on YouTube)
- Why No One Lives Forever can’t be resurrected. The companies involved are Warner Bros. and Activision. Activision merged with Vivendi, which had bought Fox Interactive. (Source: Kotaku)
- A let’s play of 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand. (Source: xChaseMoney2 on YouTube)
- A screenshot from Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction. (Source: Look, Robot)
Movement in Games Pt. 2 (1:00:00)
- A let’s play of Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition. (Source: Radek Ratel on YouTube)
- A let’s play of Guacamelee. (Source: VintageBeef on YouTube)
- Runner vision in Mirror’s Edge Catalyst. (Source: Electronic Arts)
Clichéd Stories and Characters (1:08:15)
- A satirical review of “Ubisoft Game.” (Source: games.on.net via The Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine)
Movement in Games Pt. 3 (1:10:05)
- Some first-person footage in Grand Theft Auto V. (Source: Achievement Hunter on YouTube)
- Music video for “Smack My Bitch Up” by The Prodigy. Warning: NSFW. (Source: Max on Vimeo)
- Some footage of Mirror’s Edge in VR. (Source: TCTNGaming on YouTube)
- The microwave hall in Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots. (Source: hexen2k7 on YouTube)
- Ben “Yahtzee” Croshaw’s fumblecore joke about Duke Nukem Forever. (Source: The Escapist on YouTube)
- A let’s play of Shower With Your Dad Simulator 2015. (Source: Game Grumps on YouTube)
- What it looks like to beat QWOP.
- QWOP 2 parody trailer. (Source: Skux720 on YouTube)
- Play 2QWOP! (Source: Foddy)
- A let’s play of 4-player coop mode in Octodad: Dadliest Catch. (Source: The Infamous Gentlemen on YouTube)
Games with Real-World Movement (1:18:25)
- People playing Johann Sebastian Joust. (Source: Node on YouTube)
- People playing B.U.T.T.O.N. Correction: B.U.T.T.O.N. uses multiple controllers. (Source: Rev3Games on YouTube) Fun fact: B.U.T.T.O.N. and Sportsfriends, the compilation that includes Johann Sebastian Joust, were both developed by Die Gute Fabrik.
Kinect and Talking to Machines (1:21:05)
- People playing FRU on Kinect. (Source: GameSpot on YouTube)
- FRU was released on July 13th, 2016. (Source: FRU presskit)
Fumblecore Pt. 2 (1:25:10)
- A let’s play of Grow Home. Merve was quite mistaken about the control scheme; you actually move the legs with the left thumbstick and the arms with the left and right bumpers. (Source: VintageBeef on YouTube)
Games from Our Childhood (1:28:05)
- Gameplay footage of the arcade classic Defender. (Source: SILKIE’S ARCADE on YouTube)
- Gameplay footage of the Atari 2600 classic Barnstorming. (Source: sloobro on YouTube)
- Gameplay footage of the Atari 8-bit classic Star Raiders. (Source: Electron Dancers on YouTube)
- The Great Deku Tree quest from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. (Source: Games2012x’s channel on YouTube)
- Play Donald Duck’s Playground online. (Source: Play DOS Games Online)
- A let’s play of Cannon Fodder. (Source: JimPlaysGames on YouTube)
- Gameplay footage of the Windows version of Pipe Dream. (Source: buffaloghost on YouTube)
- A let’s play of Clyde’s Adventure. (Source: lingyan203 on YouTube) Merve misremembered: there are no enemies. The game Merve was thinking of was Hocus Pocus. (Source: Daniel’s Game Vault on YouTube)
- Gameplay footage of The California Raisins and the Cereal Factory. (Source: ed1269
on YouTube) The cancelled NES sequel was subtitled The Grape Escape. (Source: Wikipedia)
- A let’s play of War in Middle Earth. (Source: aulddragon on YouTube)
Games that Today’s Kids Will Remember (1:50:00)
- As of this writing, Achievement Hunter has 220 videos on their Minecraft playlist.
Gaming at School and Edutainment (1:54:40)
- A let’s play of Crosscountry Canada. (Source: Old World Gamer on YouTube)
- Gameplay footage of Math Circus. (Source: lingyan203 on YouTube) Merve was mistaken: the seal mini-game is not at all like a Tower of Hanoi puzzle.
- BuzzFeed “article” about Math Circus. The lion game looks more like the Tower of Hanoi.
Typing Games and Music Games (2:03:20)
- New York Times article about the creation of Mavis Beacon and people who think
- Demo video for All the Right Type 3 Plus. Fun fact: Ingenuity Works, the people who made Crosscountry Canada, also made All the Right Type. (Source: ingenuityworks’s channel on YouTube)
- Gameplay footage of Mario Teaches Typing. (Source: NintendoComplete on YouTube)
- Wikipedia article about Miracle Piano Teaching System.
Gaming Magazines (2:06:25)
- Game Informer’s April Fool’s “Game Infarcer” feature for 2016.