Gamersvantage Podcast with Steve and Jake

Yes, this episode is all about Star Wars.  We talk about the new movie, the old movies and what we want out of the franchise going forward.  Beware of spoilers for Episode VII!

Our questions for this podcast?  Should we continue talking about release dates and general gaming news?  Let us know!

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Find us at:

www.gamersvantage.com

Email us at:

steveandjake@gamersvantage.com

Follow us on Twitter

@Gamersvantage.com

 

Direct download: GV_Episode_36.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 12:15pm EST

Steve and Jake are back!  This episode Jake gives us his final thoughts on Mass Effect 3 and the trilogy in general with some speculation on the upcoming Mass Effect: Andromeda.  Steve gives his final thoughts on Assassin's Creed: Syndicate.   Steve and Jake discuss the Game Awards and what they should keep or change.  And we wrap it up with a discussion about the newly announced PS2 Emulation on the PS4.

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Find us at:

www.gamersvantage.com

Email us at:

steveandjake@gamersvantage.com

Follow us on Twitter

@Gamersvantage.com

Direct download: GV_Episode_35.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 12:12pm EST

Steve and Jake talk about Assassin's Creed: Syndicate, Uncharted: Golden Abyss, Mass Effect, Animuses (animi?), Helix Servers, DNA sequencing, mass relays, and a lovely discussion about Mass Effect 2 and it's value to the series. 

We also talk a bit about Paris Games Week (honorable mentions go to: Detroit: Become Human, Uncharted 4, Dreams, Wild, Horizon: Zero Dawn, Gravity Rush 2, and Ratchet & Clank) and Blizzcon and wrap it up with this episode's 10 List: Games we loved but everyone else hated.

Some stuff we mention:

Uncharted: Golden Abyss Blooper

21 must­-watch trailers from Paris Games Week 2015

Music breaks:

Mars from Mass Effect 3 by Sam Hulick
Pokitaru from Ratchet & Clank by David Bergeaud

Direct download: GV_Episode_34.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:24pm EST

Steve and Jake are back and in this episode we start off discussing the recent Star Wars trailer.

Jake gives his thoughts on Mass Effect 1 & 2 and Steve give some updates on Destiny and Uncharted: Golden Abyss.  Steve wraps the Now Playing segment with initial impressions on Assassin's Creed: Syndicate.

For our not very Halloween episode Steve and Jake discuss 10 spooky moments in video games.

Music Breaks for this episode:

Family from Assassin's Creed: Syndicate by Austin Wintory
Twinkle, Twinkle from Dead Space

Direct download: GV_Episode_33.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 12:32pm EST

In this episode we talk about what we are playing (Uncharted, Destiny, Assassin's Creed: Rogue), recent news since our last podcast, recent and upcoming releases and 10 things games should (or shouldn't) do.

Plus, listen in for our free PS4 game giveaway!

PS4: Big Holiday Lineup, Lower Cost

Phil Spencer, Head of Xbox, at the 2015 GeekWire Summit

Join the GamersVantage community on PS4!

Music Breaks for this Episode:

Nate's Theme from Uncharted: Drake's Fortune by Greg Edmonson
The Last of Us from The Last of Us by Gustavo Santaolalla

Direct download: GV_Episode_32.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 4:25pm EST

In this Episode we talk about Super Mario Maker, Destiny: The Taken King, Metal Gear Solid, and Need For Speed: High Stakes.  We launch into a discussion about the upcoming Assassin's Creed: Syndicate (and my frustration with the Collector's Edition) and a bunch of news; the new Nintendo CEO, Kingdom Hearts 2.8, rumored BioShock collection for PS4/Xbox One, a new Nintendo controller patent, and a few others.

Some links for this episode:

Super Mario Maker: "Will You Save Your Son?" Geoff The Hero's Custom Level

Super Mario Maker - 5 awesome levels that play themselves [Don't press anything!]

The Tetris God

DuncanR2N's Destiny Profile

Direct download: GV_Episode_31.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 3:33pm EST

Steve and Jake talk about Let's Plays, Persona 2: Innocent Sin, Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen, Borderlands 2, Metal Gear Solid franchise and Metal Gear Solid 3 original release vs the Subsistance/HD releases.  We also discuss various new releases, news items and other stuff that pops into our heads.

Mario 14th Vote on My Next Let's Play

Jimmy Kimmel YouTube Vids:

YouTube’s New Video Game Watching Service

Video Game Watchers Are Mad at Jimmy Kimmel

Gamers Educate Jimmy Kimmel

Andy Gilleand's Video Game Movies

Persona 2: Innocent Sin FAQ by ThatGuy4913

Direct download: GV_Episode_30.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:16pm EST

In this episode Steve and Jake discuss TRON: Evolution, Shadow of Mordor, Never Alone, Borderlands 2, Final Fantasy X HD Remaster for the PS4 and Persona 2: Innocent Sin.

We also talk about several news items and the backward compatibility of the Xbox One and how it could impact console sales for this holiday.

And for a suprise, we get a fun diversion as Emma joins us and tries to trip us up with some riddles.

Here's some links for this week's episode:

Madden NFL 16 | Madden: The Movie

Uncharted The Nathan Drake Collection - Story Trailer

Uncharted Trilogy: PS4 vs PS3 Graphics Comparison

Direct download: GV_Episode_29.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 11:10pm EST

It's more Doom in this episode as Jake was able to finish Doom 3. We discuss Doom, Dead Space, Infamous Second Son, and Shadows of Mordor.   We also take a brief gaming detour to discuss Ant-Man and Jake's new soundbar.

We also discuss a few news items and the August Games with Gold and Sony's Playstation Plus games.

Links for this episode:

Specs for Jake's new soundbar: HT-CT80

Xbox Live Games with Gold for August 2015

PS Plus: Free Games for August 2015

Direct download: GV_Episode_28.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 10:22am EST

In this episode Steve and Jake discuss Iwata's passing and other gaming news, DooM 1 & 2, Heretic, Hexen, Batman Arkham Knight, Watch_Dogs, and inFamous Second Son.  We also revisit our discussion about the emotional impact of games.

Links to items from the podcast:

Gravitation on SourceForge

Doom 4 Trailer with old Doom sounds

 

Direct download: GV_Episode_27.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 11:36pm EST

This episode is all about Batman and E3.   We talk about the new game, and give our thoughts on E3.

As mentioned in the cast:

Report: Nintendo NX release planned for July 2016

Batman: Arkham Knight - Batmobile Race: Mental Blocked

Direct download: GV_Episode_26.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 9:24am EST

Steve & Jake talk about Splatoon, Batman Arkham Origins and Blackgate, Metro 2033 Redux and a few other games.  We then talk about E3 and what we'd like to see for E3 2015

Metro 2033: Bad checkpointing

Direct download: GV_Episode_25.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 1:54pm EST

PSA

Oh no! Episode 25 was derailed by a bad audio file!  Due to scheduling we wont be able to record until next week.

Direct download: GV_PSA.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:02pm EST

This week we talk about Battlefield: Hardline, SMT: Persona 2: Innocent Sin, Tower of Guns, Hohokum, Splatoon Test Fire, Mass Effect and a few others.  We discuss some news, new releases and wrap it up with a discussion on console fanboys.

Direct download: GV_Episode_24.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 6:26pm EST

Steve and Jake are back and we talk about Mario Kart DLC, Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Battlefield 4, and Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 2: Innocent Sin.   We also discuss some news items, Nintendo's new strategies, and answer listener emails.

Direct download: GV_Episode_23.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 12:04pm EST

To start off we talk about Star Wars!!! Steve and Jake then jump back to games and talk about Battlefield 3 & 4, Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Aruzik, Mario Kart 8, Guild Wars 2, and Mass Effect.  We also discuss Star Ocean 5 with a brief discussion on the state of the JRPG in the western world and we wrap it up with our thoughts on the Guitar Hero/Rockband resurgence.

Some links for you:

Wii U - Shin Megami Tensei & Fire Emblem Crossover Project Gameplay Trailer

Battlefield 4: Unusual Wind Patterns

And because you know you want it, here's Shepard and Wrex for 10 minutes:

Shepard and Wrex for 10 Minutes

 

Direct download: GV_Episode_22.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 11:32pm EST

In this episode we talk about what we are currently playing (Final Fantasy I, V and Type-0 HD, Battlefield Bad Company 2 and Borderlands: Handsome Collection).  We also discuss the impact of remasters on collecting, and revisit Nintendo's efforts moving into the mobile space and what that means.

As mentioned in the Podcast:

Deus Ex Mankind Divided Trailer (PS4/Xbox One/PC)
Xbox One April System Update
PS4 System Update 2.50
Final Fantasy X|X2 - PS4 Trailer
PS Plus: Free Games for April 2015
April’s Double Games with Gold Month
Assassin's Creed Chronicles Trailer
Summoning Ramuh in Final Fantasy XV Episode Duscae demo

Direct download: GV_Episode_21.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:20pm EST

In this episode Steve and Jake discuss Final Fantasy and what they want in a new Final Fantasy.   We also talk about Nintendo's recent announcement of the NX.

Direct download: GV_Episode_20.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 11:25am EST

In this episode we talk about Assassin's Creed Unity and Battlefield: Bad Company 1 & 2.   We discuss VR, and ask the question, what does next gen mean?

We discussed a couple of videos from Eurogamer which I've linked below one which passed judgement on The Order 1886 before it release and told you not to preorder and the other which praises a game called STRAFE which looks which doesn't do anything for me.  Caution, they are NSFW:

STRAFE, the game that looks boring to me.

5 Reasons not to preorder The Order: 1886

 

Direct download: GV_Episode_19.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 2:26pm EST

In this episode Steve and Jake give their thoughts and impressions about The Order: 1886. We also revisit the problem with day 1 patches

Mentioned in the Podcast:

The Order: 1886 Collector's Edition Unboxing

Direct download: GV_Episode_18.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:43pm EST

After a two week hiatus, we are back.   In this episode we discuss Assassin's Creed IV, Rogue and Unity and 'Good Enough Graphics'. We also discuss the New 3DS and the future of the Nintendo handheld. A Zelda tv show? Yeah we talk about that too.

Some links to stuff:

How Zelda should look

Direct download: GV_Episode_17.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 11:03am EST

In this episode we talk about the games we are playing (Kingdom Hearts 358/2, Assassin's Creed IV: Blag Flag, Assassin's Creed: Freedom Cry, and Resogun) as well as upcoming titles, news, emotional responses with games, The Order: 1886, Amiibos and whatever else popped into our heads.

Direct download: GV_Episode_16.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 3:26pm EST

In this episode, Steve and Jake discuss some of our favorite video game villians.   We also discuss some news and, as always, some updates on what we are playing.

Links to stuff:

Funny No One Lives Forever Conversation

Direct download: GV_Episode_15.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 11:28pm EST

In this episode we talk about games we are playing, what we are looking forward to in 2015 and some of gaming goals/plans for the year.

Mentioned in the podcast:

Battlefield: Bad Company Menu Theme

Direct download: GV_Episode_14.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 9:07am EST

In this episode, our first episode of 2015, we talk about what we did and played over the holiday and our favorite games of 2014.

Mentioned in the podcast:

Gamersvantage on Youtube

Direct download: GV_Episode_13.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 10:48am EST

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