Gamersvantage Podcast with Steve and Jake

We're finally back after a week long hiatus.   In this Episode, Steve and Jake discuss games they are play, PlayStations #20YearsOfPlay, and some of our favorite (and least favorite) snow levels. 

We ask the question to our listeners, what's your favorite (or least favorite) snow level in a video game.

Stuff we discussed:

UC4 ~ Naughty Dog artist releases HD images of Nathan Drake’s character model
Latest Assassin's Creed Unity patch boosts performance
Video: Why you might not want to pre-order The Order
Sony Long, Live, Play Commerical

Direct download: GV_Episode_12.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 1:28pm EDT

In this episode we discuss the new announcements and vids from The Game Awards and the PlayStation Experience.   We also discuss the PS4 impressions and Killzone: Shadow Fall.

Stuff we discussed:

A Month-Long Race To See Who Can Finish 21 Final Fantasy Games First

The PlayStation 20th Anniversary Theme Brings Back A Familiar Sound
The next major Assassin's Creed is set in Victorian London

Street Fighter V PS4/PC Exclusive They took the original announce trailer down so there's this instead.Adrift - The First Person Experience
No Mans Sky

Uncharted 4 Gameplay Trailer

Direct download: GV_Episode_11.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 1:59pm EDT

We recorded on the road this week due to schedule and time constraints.   We talk about the new Star Wars Teaser, we revisit music in games and a few other random topics.

Mentioned this week:

Physics of Mario Galaxy

Killzone 3: Justice Trailer

Direct download: GV_Episode_10.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 11:42pm EDT

Illness overtakes the podcast once again, but we finally made it through!  In this episode Jake gives us a full update on Super Smash Bros for the WiiU and the role of Amiibos.

As mentioned in this week's episode:

Mario14th: Lets Play: Luigi's Mansion Episode 5: Spooky Scary Skele-ghosts


Direct download: GV_Episode_9.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 9:04am EDT

Episode 8: Connecting the Experience

In this episode we talk about what we've been recently playing, we revisit day 1 patching (in light of recent news about day 1 patches), we discuss the connected game experience and lousy save game systems.

Direct download: GV_Episode_8.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 1:04am EDT

In this episode Steve and Jake discuss upcoming releases, some gaming news, and the very important aspect of last life display methods.

Links to stuff that we discussed:

Wii U - Splatoon Single Player Trailer

Overwatch Cinematic TrailerTeam Fortress Classic on Wikipedia
Team Fortress 2 on Wikipedia
Kingdom Hearts 2.5 HD Collectors Edition
Digital Devil Saga 'Deluxe Box Set' Overview
Lets Play: Luigi's Mansion Episode 3: Scandalous Treasure Chest

Direct download: GV_Episode_7.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 11:35pm EDT

This week we talk about the games we are playing, X-Wing and Tie Fighter on, and silent protagonists.  Jake invents some words for this podcast for fun.

Mentioned in this week's episode:

Zelda at the StoreGood Old Games
Let's Play: Luigi's Mansion Episode 1

Direct download: GV_Episode_6.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 1:53am EDT

The title says it all.   In this episode, Steve and Jake discuss some of the creepier games they've played over the years.

Games mentioned:

Blood II: The Chosen
Luigi's Mansion
Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon
Devil May Cry
Clive Barker's Undying
American McGee's Alice
Alice: Madness Returns
Bioshock (series)
Dead Space (series)
Demon's Souls
The Last of Us
Resistance (series)
DOOM (series)
Half-Life 2 - Ravenholm
Silent Hill PT
KISS: Psycho Circus: The Nightmare Child
Halo's Flood
Alan Wake
Ghostbusters: The Video Game

Other Items:

Railbusters - A Minecraft Roller CoasterStar Wars: Death Troopers
Star Wars: Red Harvest
Build Engine
LithTech Engine
Pokemon's Lavender Town
Hell Valley Sky Trees

Direct download: GV_Episode_5.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 12:57am EDT

Looks like I'm not the only one who feels this way.  Check out this article from Eurogamer.   It touches on the same point I made on Day 1 Patches in the last podcast.

The pre-patch Evil Within we hope you'll never play

Category:video games -- posted at: 1:25pm EDT

Episode 4: I've Got the Whole (AAA Gaming) World in My Hand

In this episode we talk about day 1 patches, the 8-bit indie, HD Remakes, AAA's on handhelds and Steve give more thoughts on the Walking Dead and Borderlands DLC.  Jake also talks about recording his Luigi's Mansion Let's Play.

Direct download: GV_Episode_4.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 4:29pm EDT

Episode 3 is finally up!

In this Episode we get our first listener email from Andrew (TymerTHEcheezGUY on PSN and Wii U).   We discuss some Nintendo news, Star Wars: Scoundrels, The Black Glove Kickstarter, Hatsune Miku and ResolutionGate

Below are some links for additional info:

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker

Assassin's Creed Unity resolution

Microsoft parity clause

The Black Glove kickstarter

Hatsune Miku: "Sharing the World" - David Letterman

Hatsune Miku Expo 2014 in New York

Vocaloid Software

The Black Glove Kickstarter

Direct download: GV_Episode_3.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 10:08pm EDT

Episode 2: New Challenger Approaches

Super Smash Bros 3DS released and Jake gives a short insight on that game.  We also discuss a few other things, social gaming such as Let Play's and Twitch streaming, playing demos and/or beta games, the game rating company Video Game Authority, Minecraft clones for the Wii U and and a few other topics.

Direct download: GV_Episode_2.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 10:48pm EDT

Episode 1: Introductory Animus Theory and Flashlight Maintenance

Welcome to our very first podcast.  Gamersvantage is a father/son team that loves to play and talk about videogames.  In this our introductory episode and we introduce ourselves, talk about what we are playing, the New 3DS, a discussion about the Assassin's Creed animus and how it (theoretically) builds worlds, the upcoming Assassin's Creed Unity and Rogue, Alan Wake, and we wrap up with our favorite game series.

Direct download: GV_Pilot.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 6:46pm EDT