Episode #9: Sexy Batman

The ninth episode of the AVoCADo GamesCast, where we discuss console updates, VR, food in games, and how to make Batman 30% sexier. [Recorded October 13th, 2016*]

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Featuring:
Merve
Lord Stoneheart
PT
TheKappa

Editor:
TheKappa

Timestamps:
0:15 – Introductions
1:30 – What We’ve Been Playing, Part 1
6:40 – Games Other People Play
15:10 – Games We Never Beat
17:05 – What We’ve Been Playing, Part 2
30:05 – Console Hardware Revisions and Console Wars
47:10 – Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and Companion Apps
52:50 – Let’s Rant about Steam Again!
1:07:15 – Console Streaming and Weird Console Apps
1:13:45 – 3DS StreetPasses, Other Nintendo Networking Systems, and the NX
1:27:35 – Food and Cooking in Games
2:03:25 – Weird Wii Games
2:06:50 – Telltale Frustrations, Detective Work, and Batman

Download Link: https://archive.org/details/avocadogamescast_ep9

*Please note that since this podcast was recorded before the Nintendo Switch reveal, we make a lot of references to the NX.

Linkdump after the jump.

Introductions (0:15)

  • Twine is a tool for making text-based adventure games.
  • Yes, you can still buy Tamagotchis.

What We’ve Been Playing, Part 1 (1:30)

  • PT wasn’t referring to Fez, but to Persona 3 FES, which is an expansion for Persona 3. (Source: Wikipedia)

Games Other People Play (6:40)

  • Emerald Weapon is an ultra-powerful optional boss from Final Fantasy VII. (Source: Final Fantasy Wiki on Wikia)
  • Streamer Benjamin Gwin beat Dark Souls using DK Bongos. (Source: Destructoid)
  • Official website for Piggyback guides.
  • A video guide for beating the Capra Demon from Dark Souls. (Source: TerraMantis on YouTube)

Games We Never Beat (15:10)

What We’ve Been Playing, Part 2 (17:05)

Console Hardware Revisions and Console Wars (30:05)

Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and Companion Apps (47:10)

Let’s Rant about Steam Again! (52:50)

  • Official website for SteamOS.
  • It appears that Gears of War 2, 3, and Judgment are not coming to Windows, or at least have not yet been announced for Windows, even under the Play Anywhere initiative. (Source: Wikipedia)
  • I won’t dignify Steam’s sale of RWBY with a link. Instead, go watch it on YouTube. (Source: Rooster Teeth on YouTube)

Console Streaming and Weird Console Apps (1:07:15)

3DS StreetPasses, Other Nintendo Networking Systems, and the NX (1:13:45)

  • Wikipedia article about network effects. The 3DS StreetPass system is an example of something that has network effects; the more people who use the system, the more advantageous it is to use the system.
  • GameSpy shut down in 2013. (Source: Wikipedia)
  • We now know what the Nintendo NX is: it’s a portable/home console hybrid called the Nintendo Switch. (Source: Wired)
  • The Nintendo NX subreddit, which is no longer so sad now that the Switch has been
    revealed.

Food and Cooking in Games (1:27:35)

Weird Wii Games (2:03:25)

Telltale Frustrations, Detective Work, and Batman (2:06:50)

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