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

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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]

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

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Episode #6: Trivial Pursuits

The sixth episode of the AVoCADo GamesCast, where we discuss video game performance, marketing, and community management. And we conclude with a special trivia challenge! [Recorded August 8th, 2016]



Featuring:
Merve
Otakunomike
PT
TheKappa

Editor:
TheKappa

Timestamps:
0:15 – Introductions
1:45 – What We’ve Been Playing, Part 1
10:50 – Video Game Performance and Settings
22:05 – What We’ve Been Playing, Part 2
27:30 – Getting Distracted in Nonlinear Games
34:05 – Marketing and Social Issues
46:50 – A Tangent about Japanese Pop Culture
51:30 – Tone-Deaf Marketing
52:40 – Dishonest Marketing and Community Management
1:01:45 – Does Marketing Represent Games?
1:14:10 – Acclaim’s Advertising and Criminal Marketing
1:19:45 – The Trivia Challenge Where We Totally Didn’t Lose 40% of Our Recording and Have to Make Up the Last Six Questions on the Fly
1:37:55 – Conclusion

Download Link: https://archive.org/details/avocadogamescast_ep6

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Episode #5: Metroidsexual

The fifth episode of the AVoCADo GamesCast, where we discuss Metroid, so-bad-they’re-good games, and our favourite characters. [Recorded August 12th, 2016]



Featuring:
Merve
Wolfman Jew
Operetta
PT
TheKappa

Editor:
TheKappa

Timestamps:
0:15 – Introductions: Jokes Are Funnier When You Explain Them!
0:55 – What We’ve Been Playing, Part 1
4:30 – Metroid. So Much Metroid.
19:50 – What We’ve Been Playing, Part 2
35:00 – Games that Are So Bad They’re Good
1:10:00 – Bad Rats
1:13:45 – A Discussion about Mass Effect (Sorry, BannerThief)
1:24:10 – Favourite Characters in Games
1:44:30 – Companion Characters, the Morality of Killing, and BioShock Infinite

Download Link: https://archive.org/details/avocadogamescast_ep5

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Episode #4: No.

The fourth episode of the AVoCADo GamesCast, in which we discuss movement, fumblecore, childhood gaming, and much, much more. [Recorded July 30th, 2016]

Featuring:
Merve
PT
Armando
Snazzlenuts
TheKappa

Editor:
TheKappa

Timestamps:
0:15 – Introductions: We Hate Video Games!
40:55 – Driving in Games
47:40 – Movement in Games
53:35 – We’re Not on Topic Anymore and We Don’t Care
1:00:00 – Movement in Games Pt. 2
1:08:15 – Clichéd Stories and Characters
1:10:05 – Movement in Games Pt. 3
1:13:45 – Fumblecore
1:18:25 – Games with Real-World Movement
1:21:05 – Kinect and Talking to Machines
1:25:10 – Fumblecore Pt. 2
1:28:05 – Games from Our Childhood
1:50:00 – Games that Today’s Kids Will Remember
1:54:40 – Gaming at School and Edutainment
2:03:20 – Typing Games and Music Games
2:06:25 – Gaming Magazines

Download link: https://archive.org/details/avocadogamescast_ep4

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Episode #3: Nintendo Murder Resort

The third episode of the AVoCADo GamesCast, in which we discuss speedrunning, control schemes, memorable video game settings, and much, much more. [Recorded July 15th, 2016]

Featuring:
Merve
PT
Wolfman Jew
Lord Stoneheart
TheKappa

Editor:
TheKappa

Timestamps:
0:15 – Introductions
35:55 – Summer Games Done Quick
48:40 – Games We Would Speedrun
52:45 – A Rant about Super Mario Bros. 2
55:35 – Games We Would Speedrun Pt. 2
1:01:30 – Streamers and Let’s Players
1:11:45 – Other Game-Related Video Content
1:15:10 – Changing Games for Foreign Markets
1:17:45 – Video Game Budgets and Sales
1:20:20 – Control Schemes and the Bizarre Saga of Too Human
1:35:00 – Text-Based Let’s Plays, Other Video Content, and Walkthroughs
1:43:20 – Memorable Video Game Settings
2:00:15 – Let’s All Shit on Sonic and DreamWorks! Yay!
2:09:15 – Open-World Games
2:24:50 – Visually Interesting Settings
2:37:40 – Pokémon Settings
2:39:20 – Visually Interesting Settings Pt. 2

Download Link: https://archive.org/details/avocadogamescast_ep3

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Episode #2: Liar Liar

The second episode of the AVoCADo GamesCast, in which we discuss crowdfunding, glitches, and why Randy Pitchford is a lying jerk. [Recorded July 1st, 2016]



Featuring:

Merve
Lopsidedown
Blue Light Special
TheKappa

Editor:
TheKappa

Timestamps:
0:15 – Introductions
16:30 – Mighty No. 9
22:50 – Curiosity, Godus, and Peter Molyneux
28:55 – General Discussion of Crowdfunding
31:20 – Ouya
36:40 – Takedown: Red Sabre
40:55 – HEX: Shards of Fate and the Veronica Mars movie
46:20 – More General Discussion of Crowdfunding
58:10 – Shenmue III
1:02:30 – Even More General Discussion of Crowdfunding
1:08:05 – Steam Early Access
1:19:50 – Overwatch, Battleborn, and Gearbox
1:22:30 – Bugs and Glitches
1:35:45 – Exploits and Speedruns
1:49:50 – Bethesda Games

Download Link: https://archive.org/details/avocadogamescast_ep2

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