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Monday, December 24, 2012

e026: Somber Reality

e026: Somber Reality

-- Dave and Carlos talk about violence and guns in games, media, and society in the wake of the terrible Newtown tragedy that occurred earlier this month. This is a (mostly) serious episode, and those who feel uncomfortable hearing us talking about this tragic incident are advised to listen to something else. Those who stay: we invite you to comment and discuss this with both us and those closest to you, as discussion is a crucial thing.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

e025: "8.672 out of 12.394 Half-Stars!" - Some Dumb Reviewer

e025: "8.672 out of 12.394 Half-Stars!" - Some Dumb Reviewer

-- An angry Carlos and a slightly less angry Dave talk about sad-ass game reviews. Lots of talk about PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale and dumb, dumb Smash Bros. fanboys -- and reviewers (see, tied it in there) -- dismissing a great game because it doesn't have enough "flair" or Mario isn't in it or some shit. Dave and Carlos talk about what makes for good reviews, with Dave making a case for video reviews over text as the new norm. They also talk at length about censorship in games. Thoughtful and angry stuff!

Friday, November 16, 2012

e024: I'd Rather LIVE in Obscurity!



-- (Aware of sound quality issues; apologies.) Surrender or die in obscurity? We think not, good sir! For if we die, how can we talk about obscure fighting games, Wreck-It Ralph, Carlos' experience at Canada Cup 2012, what stupid gamers consider "sexist," freakin' STAR WARS EPISODE 7 (!), and why G Gundam is the only good Gundam series? We'd have to be raised as undead bitches! ... I've just been told that it's "liches." What a stupid fucking word.

Friday, November 2, 2012

e023: GAME OF THE YEAR ALL YEARS

e023: GAME OF THE YEAR ALL YEARS

-- Dave mocks the hell out of Carlos, the former upset the latter tends to play older games over newer ones. To cement his point, Dave pulls up GameOfTheYear.org, and the two go over what they (didn't) play(ed), (didn't) like(d), and (didn't) think/thought was revolutionary. Together, the two boys become men. Not sexually. Possibly sexually.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

e022: Slender U? Nintendo Systems and Overrated Indie Horror Games!


-- Dave and Carlos scrutinize Slender, the most overrated pile o' crap "indie horror game" ever, and openly wonder about this "Wii U" thing they've been hearing about. They also talk about indie games in general, ponder Limbo, chat about emulation, and hype Double Dragon Neon. POSTSCRIPT: We erroneously claim two things about the Wii U: 1) that the NA release lacks a sensor bar, which is incorrect as both versions include the bar; 2) that Friend Codes are still numbers, which we don't actually yet know. Our sincerest apologies for the misinformation.

Monday, September 17, 2012

e021: Business, Art, Challenges, Money

e021: Business, Art, Challenges, Money

-- Apologies for sound quality/bumpy recording on this otherwise very cool episode! Dave and Carlos welcome friends Kiki, Po, and now-graduated Isaac (from episode 11) for a roundtable where we talk about EA's latest "no 1P" decision, games as art, challenges both self-imposed and scripted in-game, and Kickstarter.

Friday, August 31, 2012

e020: Beyond Games and Mere Mortality

e020: Beyond Games and Mere Mortality

-- Gaming and more! Dave and Carlos talk about RPG inventory systems and the general power/balance of RPG items in general. They also shit all over Final Fantasy, talk breast physics in Dark Cloud 2 (which Monica doesn't have but totally should), berate the bad Darksiders 2 PC port, bust all over Persona 4 Arena, and go over Dave's wish list of upcoming games. And, likely a mainstay: some talk about forms of entertainment that (gasp!) aren't games (TV, film, etc.). Carlos thinks anime sucks, where Dave does not.

Friday, August 24, 2012

e019: Snippets and Doodads

e019: Snippets and Doodads

-- This episode is comprised of snippets and the like, captured both outside of the podcast and from a couple episodes that were never released. Topics include obscene Microsoft/Sony patching costs, Double Dragon, Zelda combat, the Olympics, bullshit round robin tourney formats (including soccer), Rise of the Triad, Mists of Pandaria, a new (!) DreamCast game called Gunlord, Ouya, and Melty Blood. A good episode to listen to with the lights off. Possibly nude. Sexually.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

e018: The Bowels of Doom

e018: The Bowels of Doom

-- Two fat guys. Their friends. Game talk. Phantasy Star Online 2. 100 Rogues. World of Warcraft with upcoming pandas. Steam. Luigi discrimination. Bowser powers. Peach's LIES. Assorted ramblings. The first instance of "Games on Two Fat Guys Talk Games." Word up to your mother.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

e017: Roundtable Reloadvania

e017: Roundtable Reloadvania

-- Roundtable Reloadvania all up in this fizbang. Be talkin' smack 'bout reloading weapons, jibba-jabba all over lives systems, talkin' high-low on the down-low alignment Ogre Battle nonsense, nuttin' all over Metroidvania's sexy lips, and puppehs barkin' all over the background an' junk.

Friday, June 22, 2012

e016: Enter the Sandbox

e016: Enter the Sandbox

-- Dave, Carlos, and two friends talk about sandbox games, including their societal impact. Carlos doesn't think Minecraft is a game, even though he totally can't back that up to save his life. Watch him get shanked maybe.

Friday, June 8, 2012

e015: E3 2012 Roundtable Extramboranza

e015: E3 2012 Roundtable Extramboranza

-- Dave and Carlos welcome friends in a full-on and explosive roundtable! We talk about the conferences, the games, what made us moist, etc. Extramboranza!

Monday, June 4, 2012

e014: Totally Late Pre-E3 Micro-Show

e014: Totally Late Pre-E3 Micro-Show

-- Dave and Carlos talk about the totally already-started E3 in this short episode. Enjoy, and come back Friday June 8 for our E3 roundtable with friends!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

e013: Roundtable of 13

e013: Roundtable of 13

-- The thirteenth episode, recorded on the thirteenth of May (though released later), and with thirteen (minus nine) participants! The two fat guys welcome two guests for another roundtable covering conflicting feelings about game characters, movie to game adaptations, and more. Thirteen! THIRTEEN.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

TFGTG Episode 12: Playstation All-Stars and Mobile Gaming and Price Points and Stuff


-- The fat guys who talk about games speculate about Sony's latest Smash Bros. clone, talk 'bout dat mobile device gamin', and discuss game prices across THE AGES! We also get philosophical about modern gamers thinking about their entertainment, and what it means to game devs. Deep!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

TFGTG Episode 11: Where We Have a VFS Game Design Student on the Show


-- A special treat for our more design-centric listeners! Isaac, student of Vancouver Film School's Game Design program and friend of both titular fat guys, joins us to talk about game design, from schooling to project management and more! We also talk about tabletop gaming, and where it has made the leap to electronic formats. An informative episode for your listening pleasure!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

TFGTG Episode 10: Skullgirls and Sirlin and Fighting Games Galore


-- The two fat guys talk about Mike Z.'s amazingly amazing XBLA/PSN 2D fighting game Skullgirls, David Sirlin's Puzzle Strike Kickstarter, and fighting games in general. Go home and be a family man!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

TFGTG Episode 9: Roundtable Rambling Rapture

TFGTG Episode 9: Roundtable Rambling Rapture

-- Another friends roundtable! Remakes, ports, ongoing series getting new developers, the horrendous Other M, the even more horrendous Sonic '06, other gaming black sheep, and more!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

TFGTG Episode 8: Why We Should Plan Podcast Topics in Advance

TFGTG Episode 8: Why We Should Plan Podcast Topics in Advance

-- So we recorded without a plan, and ended up with... this. You shouldn't listen. If you do, the general topic is gaming crossovers and cameos. Enjoy?

Sunday, April 8, 2012

TFGTG Episode 7: Revenge of the FPS

TFGTG Episode 7: Revenge of the FPS

-- Dave and Carlos tackle not only first person shooters, but third person shooters, second person shooters (yes they exist), and all manner of corridor shooter, from Wolfenstein 3D to Halo 4 and everything in between.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

TFGTG Episode 6: Pleasures That Are Guilty

TFGTG Episode 6: Pleasures That Are Guilty

-- The "And Friends Hat Trick" edition! A smattering of topics, including guilty gaming pleasures, XBox 360 vs. PlayStation 3, 2D vs. 3D, portable gaming vs. non-portable, audio artifacts, and SOMEONE WHO WON'T STOP BLOWING THEIR NOSE ON THE MIC await!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

TFGTG Episode 5: Five Topic Scramble

TFGTG Episode 5: Five Topic Scramble

-- Two Fat Guys Talk Games AND FRIENDS yet again! Topic roundtable: holding buttons, DLC endings, Zelda, multiple endings, digital distribution, and more!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

TFGTG Episode 4: RPGs and Whatnot

TFGTG Episode 4: RPGs and Whatnot

-- Two Fat Guys Talk Games... AND FRIENDS! Today we are joined by three friends as we talk RPGs, from Roguelikes to JRPGs to RPGs not preceded with a J and beyond.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

TFGTG Episode 3: MMO Progression

TFGTG Episode 3: MMO Progression

-- The two fat guys who talk about games talk about how massively multiplayer online games have progressed over the years, and what the future might bring!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

TFGTG Episode 2: Square Enix

TFGTG Episode 2: Square Enix

-- Our second episode is about Square Enix: their series, where they were, where they are now, their history, when they were the two separate companies of Squaresoft and Enix, and more!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

TFGTG Episode 1: Game Controllers

TFGTG Episode 1: Game Controllers

-- This is the very first episode of Two Fat Guys Talk Games! In this episode, we talk game controllers of past and present.