Episode #7: Death and Taxes?

The seventh episode of the AVoCADo GamesCast, where we get salty about Deus Ex, Resident Evil, Star Ocean, and many other game franchises. It’s the death-and-taxes edition of the GamesCast! (DLC is like taxes, right?) [Recorded September 9th, 2016]

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Featuring:
Merve
Lord Stoneheart
PT
TheKappa

Editor:
TheKappa

Timestamps:
0:15 – Introductions
1:05 – What We’ve Been Playing
37:00 – Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
50:25 – Microtransactions and Small DLC
1:07:30 – Story DLC and Season Passes
1:23:00 – Standalone DLC, Spinoff Games, and Quasi-Sequels
1:29:05 – Terrible Spinoffs
1:31:25 – Slightly Better Spinoffs and Spinoffs of Spinoffs
1:38:40 – Challenge DLC and Super Bosses
1:43:50 – Fan-Created Mods
1:47:15 – Games that Feel Like Expansion Packs
1:51:45 – Memorable Video Game Deaths
2:19:20 – Cutscene Deaths versus In-Game Deaths
2:34:45 – Killing Characters
2:38:25 – Death in Video Games versus Other Media
2:48:20 – Silly Deaths
2:53:40 – Purchasing Games and Sales Tax

Download link: https://archive.org/details/avocadogamescast_ep7

Linkdump after the jump. This episode is spoiler-heavy, so spoiler warnings for each section of the recording are included in the linkdump.

Introductions (0:15)

What We’ve Been Playing (1:05)

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided (37:00)

Microtransactions and Small DLC (50:25)

Story DLC and Season Passes (1:07:30)

Standalone DLC, Spinoff Games, and Quasi-Sequels (1:23:00)

Terrible Spinoffs (1:29:05)

Slightly Better Spinoffs and Spinoffs of Spinoffs (1:31:25)

Challenge DLC and Super Bosses (1:38:40)

  • SPOILERS FOR STAR OCEAN: THE SECOND STORY
  • Megami Tensei Wiki article about Ancient of Days. (Source: Wikia)
  • Gabriel is the final boss of Star Ocean: The Second Story. His more powerful form is called Unlimited Gabriel. (Source: Star Ocean Wiki on Wikia)
  • Fan-Created Mods (1:43:50)
  • Website for fan game Red Alert: A Path Beyond.
  • The Skyrim mod TheKappa was referring to is called The Dark Brotherhood Resurrection. (Source: Nexus Mods)

Games that Feel Like Expansion Packs (1:47:15)

Memorable Video Game Deaths (1:51:45)

Cutscene Deaths versus In-Game Deaths (2:19:20)

  • SPOILERS FOR MASS EFFECT 2, TELLTALE’S GAME OF THRONES, TELLTALE’S THE WALKING DEAD, MASS EFFECT 3, DRAGON AGE: INQUISITION, DRAGON AGE: ORIGINS, AND MASS EFFECT 2
  • Death of Kelly Chambers in Mass Effect 2. (Source: Knight on YouTube)
  • Plot of episode 1 of Telltale’s Game of Thrones. (Source: Wikipedia)
  • No matter whether you save Doug or Carley in Episode 1 of The Walking Dead, Lilly kills them at the end of Episode 3. (Source: The Walking Dead Wiki on Wikia)
  • Sera leaving the Inquisition in Dragon Age: Inquisition. (Source: Teh Nazzy on YouTube)
  • Zevran’s betrayal in Dragon Age: Origins. (Source: Endolem on YouTube)
  • Dragon Age Wiki article on Morrigan’s Ritual. No demon babies on my watch! (Source: Wikia)
  • Mass Effect 2 suicide mission guide. (Source: BioWare forums)
  • Correction: Mordin wasn’t with the Salarian military, but the Special Tasks Group, which is more like the Citadel’s CIA. (Source: Mass Effect Wiki on Wikia)
  • Lydia dying in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. (Source: Johnny Ma’boy on YouTube)

Killing Characters (2:34:45)

Death in Video Games versus Other Media (2:38:25)

  • SPOILERS FOR STAR OCEAN: TILL THE END OF TIME, HALO: REACH, AND GEARS OF WAR 3
  • Robert’sdeath in Star Ocean: Till the End of Time. (Source: BuffMaister on YouTube)
  • “Bitter Dance” from the Star Ocean: Till the End of Time soundtrack. To quote YouTube user shadowagent, “Hey,sorry your dad just died,how about some mood killing phat beats while you go get your revenge?” (Source: HellProclaimer on YouTube)
  • Dom’s death in Gears of War 3. (Source: WARF3RE on YouTube)

Silly Deaths (2:48:20)

Purchasing Games and Sales Tax (2:53:40)

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