Episode #8: The Trainwreck

The eighth episode of the AVoCADo GamesCast, where we talk about Steam, Digital Homicide, retro gaming, animals, and much, much more. [Recorded September 21st, 2016]

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Featuring:
Merve
Otakunomike
PT

Editor:
TheKappa

Timestamps:
0:15 – Introductions (Let’s Explain Jokes!)
1:45 – What We’ve Been Playing
14:35 – Everything’s an RPG!
15:15 – Quality Control on Steam, Pt. 1
20:50 – Virtual Reality and Failed Consoles
25:30 – Quality Control on Steam, Pt. 2
33:35 – Quality Control in Major Titles
53:10 – Tetris and Old Games that Are No Longer Available
56:30 – Retro Gaming
59:00 – Quality Control on Steam, Pt. 3
1:00:10 – Localizing and Releasing Games in the West
1:05:25 – Sega’s Problems and Our Lovely Tradition of Shitting on Sonic
1:09:05 – Superman Games
1:10:40 – Will There Be Another Crash? And When Should You Buy a PS4?
1:14:00 – Wildlife in Games
1:23:35 – Chickens and Cows
1:26:10 – Fictional Animals in Games
1:32:55 – Time Travel and the Mana Series
1:42:25 – Animal Enemies in Games
1:50:00 – Star Fox and Games Merve Hasn’t Played

Download Link: https://archive.org/details/avocadogamescast_ep8

Linkdump after the jump.

Introductions (Let’s Explain Jokes!) (0:15)

What We’ve Been Playing (1:45)

Everything’s an RPG! (14:35)

  • The Perks system from Wolfenstein: The New Order and Wolfenstein: The Old Blood (Source: Wolfenstein Wiki on Wikia)

Quality Control on Steam, Pt. 1 (15:15)

Virtual Reality and Failed Consoles (20:50)

Quality Control on Steam, Pt. 2 (25:30)

Quality Control in Major Titles (33:35)

  • An unofficial list of bugs in Might & Magic: Heroes VI. (Source: Steam Community)
  • Peter “Durante” Thoman is well known for modding bad PC ports. (Source: Wired)
  • Durante didn’t make any fixes to the Tales of Zestiria port, but he did praise it. (Source: PC Gamer)
  • Blinking cursor bug in Might & Magic: Heroes VI. The patch to fix it came about five days after release. (Source: Stack Exchange)
  • The Trenches comic strip.
  • Howard Scott Warshaw had less than six weeks to develop E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. (Source: Wikipedia)
  • The actual Shigeru Miyamoto quote is: “A delayed game is eventually good, but a rushed game is forever bad.” (Source: The Guardian)
  • Final Fantasy XV was delayed to November 29th of this year. (Source: Kotaku)
  • Much of the Final Fantasy XIV team was fired or shuffled around after the game’s initial poor reception. (Source: Tyranny Oasis)
  • SiN was littered with bugs upon release and required a 31 MB patch, which was huge for a game back in 1998. (Source: Wikipedia)
  • A summary of The Lion King’s technical issues on Windows. (Source: Wikipedia)
  • Development history of DirectX. (Source: Wikipedia)
  • Wikipedia article on the Vulkan API.
  • Some information on the Mega Man PC games. (Source: Wikipedia)
  • DarkAge tries to play the first Mega Man PC game. It doesn’t go well. (Source: YouTube)
  • Total War: Rome II had a lot of technical problems at launch. Correction: Total War: Atilla was released between it and Total War: Warhammer. (Source: Wikipedia)
  • Yes, Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 does indeed require 6 GB of RAM at a minimum. WTF? (Source: Steam)
  • IGN demonstrates just how broken Tetris Ultimate was on PS4. Correction: It was not released on PS3, and it was the PS4 version that had technical issues. (Source: YouTube)

Tetris and Old Games that Are No Longer Available (53:10)

Retro Gaming (56:30)

  • The game Otakunomike was describing was probably Puyo Pop. (Source: Wikipedia)

Quality Control on Steam, Pt. 3 (59:00)

Localizing and Releasing Games in the West (1:00:10)

  • Valkyria Chronicles III was released in Japan back in January 2011. There still has not been a Western release. (Source: Wikipedia)
  • The next game in the Valkyria series is Valkyria: Azure Revolution. (Source: Wikipedia)
  • It took over 3 years for Yakuza 5 to be released in the West after its Japanese release, and Yakuza 6 hasn’t even been announced for a Western release yet. (Source: Wikipedia)
  • It actually took about 3 and a half years for the localized 3DS version of Dragon Quest VII to come out in the West. A Western release of Dragon Quest VIII has been announced for 2017. (Source: Wikipedia)

Sega’s Problems and Our Lovely Tradition of Shitting on Sonic (1:05:25)

  • The Sonic game Merve mentioned is actually called Sonic Mania. Sonic Unlimited is a
    fan game. (Sources: PlayStation and badog2002 on YouTube)
  • The Game Grumps’ let’s play of Sonic ’06. Approach with caution if seeing glitches makes you cringe. (Source: YouTube)

Superman Games (1:09:05)

Will There Be Another Crash? And When Should You Buy a PS4? (1:10:40)

Wildlife in Games (1:14:00)

Chickens and Cows (1:23:35)

Fictional Animals in Games (1:26:10)

  • Nugs in Dragon Age. (Source: Dragon Age Wiki on Wikia)
  • The teacup pigs from Valkyria Chronicles are called porcavians. (Source: Encyclopedia Europa on Wikia)
  • Chocobos and moogles in the Final Fantasy series. Moogles use
    a system called Mognet to communicate with each other. (Source: Final Fantasy Wiki)
  • Some fanart of a moogle riding a chocobo. (Source: axel-kitty on DeviantArt)
  • “Crazy Chocobo” from the Final Fantasy XIII-2 soundtrack. Never change, video games. (Source: psychotron502 on YouTube)
  • The shitty aggro-metal soundtrack for Prince of Persia: Warrior Within. (Source: OVGST on YouTube)

Time Travel and the Mana Series (1:32:55)

  • The Dino Age ending for Chrono Trigger. (Source: Xygor on YouTube)
  • The Dog from Secret of Evermore. (Source: Secret of Evermore Wiki on Wikia)
  • Flammie from the Mana games. (Source: Wiki of Mana on Wikia)
  • There doesn’t seem to be any character named Cid in Secret of Mana. (Source: Wiki of Mana on Wikia)

Animal Enemies in Games (1:42:25)

Star Fox and Games Merve Hasn’t Played (1:50:00)

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