Episode #20: A2, Brute?

Join the AVoCADo GamesCast crew for a roundtable discussion on recent action RPG NieR:Automata. Blindfolds not included. (Alternate titles for this episode included “2B or Not 2B,” “Dressed to the 9S,” and “Beverly Hills, 9S21O.”) [Recorded April 8th, 2017]

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Featuring:
Merve
Ben
Operetta
Zach_Annon

Editor:
The Kappa

Timestamps:
0:15Introductions, Outfits, and Lore
7:25 – Non-Spoilery Overview
18:45 – Spoilers for Route A
34:30 – And Now Let’s Spoil Everything! Starting with Route B!
45:35 – Animations, Controls, and Combat
55:15 – Joke Endings
57:20 – The Humanity of Androids and the Links Between DrakeNier Games
1:06:00 – Endings C and D
1:08:00 – Alien Invasion
1:10:15 – Sidequests and Machine Societies
1:22:15 – Playing as a Machine
1:25:00 – How the Game Goes Meta
1:28:40 – Secrets and Closed Doors
1:31:25 – Yoko Taro and PlatinumGames
1:34:05 – The Events Leading Up to Ending E
1:39:10 – Conclusion

Download Link: https://archive.org/details/avocadogamescast_ep20

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Episode #19: Evil Twins

In this episode, we take a look at 2017 so far in gaming and test our knowledge of this year’s games. [Recorded March 26th, 2017]

Featuring:
Merve
Science is Bad
The Radio Cat

Editor:
The Kappa

Timestamps:
0:15Introductions
6:30 – Torment: Tides of Numenera
19:00 – Horizon Zero Dawn
27:05 – The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
42:00 – Nioh
48:40 – NieR:Automata
59:00 – 1-2-Switch and the Nintendo Switch
1:06:30 – Night in the Woods
1:20:10 – Trivia Challenge
1:29:50 – Conclusion

Download Link: https://archive.org/details/avocadogamescast_ep19

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Episode #18: Our Favourite Podcast on the Citadel

Join us for a deep-dive on the Mass Effect series, where we reminisce about our most memorable moments of the original trilogy and look ahead to Mass Effect: Andromeda. [Recorded March 11th, 2017]

Featuring:
Merve
The Kappa
Ben
BannerThief

Editor:
The Kappa

Timestamps:
0:15Introductions
5:05 – Project Sonic Watch 2017
12:25 – Why We Like Mass Effect
22:05 – Voice Acting in Mass Effect, Dragon Age, and Other Games
38:10 – Mass Effect DLC
47:30 – The Ending -sigh-
53:15 – The Citadel DLC
56:30 – Mass Effect: Andromeda, Pt. 1
1:11:40 – Combat and Multiplayer in Mass Effect
1:20:30 – Memorable Moments from Mass Effect, Pt. 1
1:31:50 – Kai Leng and the Mass Effect Extended Universe
1:38:25 – Memorable Moments from Mass Effect, Pt. 2
1:49:45 – Mass Effect: Andromeda, Pt. 2

Download Link: https://archive.org/details/avocadogamescast_ep18

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Episode #17: The James Cameron Submersible

In this episode, we discuss anime dubs, 4K televisions, and supercomputing clusters… and we also talk about video games, I guess? [Recorded February 26th, 2017]

Featuring:
Merve
Science is Bad
BannerThief

Editor:
The Kappa

Timestamps:
0:15Introductions and Minions
3:45 – What We’ve Been Playing, Pt. 1
31:15 – Dubbing Anime
35:25 – What We’ve Been Playing, Pt. 2
38:45 – Why We Bought Our Gaming Hardware, Pt. 1
45:25 – Hair, Facial Expressions, and Body Language
49:05 – Digimon, Bad Jokes, and Persona
52:15 – Why We Bought Our Gaming Hardware, Pt. 2
55:35 – A Very Weird Killing Fantasy
57:40 – The Xbox One vs. the PlayStation 4
59:10 – Final Fantasy and Japanese Games on PC
1:02:50 – Sniping, Gore, and The Offspring
1:05:40 – Games Launching This Spring
1:07:25 – Console Upgrades, Mass Murder, and Batman
1:12:25 – Resident Evil
1:16:10 – Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality
1:23:05 – The Future of Consoles, Pt. 1
1:33:40 – Sci-Fi Technology… and Masturbation?
1:39:40 – The Future of Consoles, Pt. 2
1:44:00 – The Drakengard/NieR Series
1:46:00 – David Cage and Women
1:48:30 – Closing Thoughts and Utter Nonsense

Download Link: https://archive.org/details/avocadogamescast_ep17

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Episode #16: You Make Mr. Pants Now!

In this episode, we discuss bringing back old franchises and explain why Duke Nukem should just remain in the vault. [Recorded February 11th, 2017]

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

Editor:
The Kappa

Timestamps:
0:15Introductions
2:20 – What We’ve Been Playing
37:35 – Franchises We Want to Revive
1:15:45 – What Makes a Franchise Ripe for Revival
1:20:15 – What We Shouldn’t Revive
1:29:00 – What We Think Will Be Revived
1:48:00 – What’s Going on with Rare and Concluding Remarks

Download Link: https://archive.org/details/avocadogamescast_ep16

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Episode #15: Full Disclosure

In this episode, we celebrate obscurity and discuss some hidden gems that you might not have heard of. [Recorded January 29th, 2017]

Featuring:
Merve
The Radio Cat
Ben
The Kappa

Editor:
The Kappa

Timestamps:
0:15Introductions
1:15 – What We’ve Been Playing
34:45 – Ben’s Hidden Gems
44:40 – The Radio Cat’s Hidden Gems
54:30 – The Kappa’s Hidden Gems
1:08:05 – Merve’s Hidden Gems
1:19:55 – Discussion of Hidden Gems

Download Link: https://archive.org/details/avocadogamescast_ep15

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Episode #14: Out with a Bang

In this episode, we dissect the Nintendo Switch presentation and take a look at the year ahead in gaming. [Recorded January 13th, 2017]

Featuring:
Merve
Science is Bad
PT

Editor:
The Kappa

Timestamps:
0:15 – Introductions and AGDQ 2017
3:20 – Gaming over the Holidays
24:45 – The Nintendo Switch Presentation
55:35 – Games We’re Looking Forward to
1:09:05 – Some Complaints about Open-World Games
1:14:25 – Games We’re Looking Forward to, Pt. 2
1:18:10 – Portable Gaming
1:21:35 – Desultory Discussion Ostensibly Revolving around 2017 Trends in Gaming
1:59:05 – The Future of Video Game Marketing
2:09:55 – Crowdfunding, Double Fine, and Other Things We Might See in 2017
2:18:00 – Conclusion

Download Link: https://archive.org/details/Podcast14Edit11

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