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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Episode #13: Year in Review

In this marathon of an episode, we look back on the year that was in gaming. We also talk about our favourite games of the year. [Recorded December 16th, 2016]

Featuring:
Merve
Science is Bad
Ben
The Kappa

Editor:
The Kappa

Timestamps:
0:15 – Introductions
1:50 – Crytek’s Woes
10:40 – Hello Games and No Man’s Sky
23:45 – Bethesda’s Review Policy
37:05 – The CS:GO Betting Scandal and Steam Issues
57:40 – Street Fighter V and Other Fighting Games
1:05:50 – Virtual Reality
1:16:45 – The Warcraft Movie and Other Video Game Movies
1:30:05 – The Closure of United Front Games
1:39:30 – Ben’s Favourite Games of the Year
1:51:20 – Science is Bad’s Favourite Games of the Year
2:16:15 – The Kappa’s Favourite Games of the Year
2:40:10 – Merve’s Favourite Games of the Year
3:00:10 – Games that Surprised Us
3:07:50 – The Worst and/or Most Disappointing Games of the Year
3:38:10 – Games We Haven’t Yet Finished

Download Link: https://archive.org/details/avocadogamescast_ep13

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Episode #12: The Pokémon Extravaganza

In this episode, we talk all about Pokémon: what got us into the franchise; the latest games in the series, Sun and Moon; and where the franchise goes from here. [Recorded December 4, 2016]

Featuring:
Merve
Lord Stoneheart
Operetta
Wolfman Jew

Editor:
TheKappa

Timestamps:
0:15 – Introductions
3:05 – Yay! Commercialism!
7:35 – What Got Us into Pokémon
20:05 – Pokémon that Merve Hasn’t Heard of
22:30 – Pokémon Sun and Moon
54:30 – Pokémon Sun and Moon… With Spoilers!
1:20:35 – Where Does Pokémon Go Next?

Download Link: https://archive.org/details/avocadogamescast_ep12

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Episode #11: A History Lesson

Prepare for a history lesson! This is the educational podcast you didn’t know you needed. Strap in and put your headphones on for some chatter about delayed games and gaming backlogs. [Recorded November 20, 2016]

Featuring:
Merve
Ben
Admirax
PT

Editor:
TheKappa

Timestamps:
0:15 – Introductions
2:00 – What We’ve Been Playing
25:10 – Delayed Games
39:00 – The Business of Making Games
49:30 – Cancelled Games
56:10 – Obsidian and Scummy Bethesda Behaviour
1:00:35 – PC Ports of Japanese Games
1:03:40 – Team Bondi and the Australian Development Scene
1:12:00 – The Voice Actors’ Strike and Failed Segues
1:22:25 – The Backlog
1:49:45 – Gaming in the ‘90s
1:55:35 – The Backlog, Pt. 2
2:09:25 – Nü-Metal and Gaming (We’re Sorry)
2:14:30 – Conclusion

Download Link: https://archive.org/details/avocadogamescast_ep11

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