“Hey Poor Player: The Fake News Of Videogames”
Nathan’s at GDC, so this week’s episode of the Hey Poor Podcast features I “One Ghost And Zero Blades” Coleman, Jay “Some Kinda Awesome Robot Dragon” Petrequin, and Anthony “Fantasy Vending Machine” Spivey, all of whom wish they could be at GDC, too. Join us for an episode that’s short but sweet as we discuss obscure early pen-and-paper RPGs, elements that make or break a game for us, a game whose entire campaign can be completed in 20 minutes, and a troubling new television program that finally shows the familial side of non-geometric shapes. We also discuss why we’re worried about the Nintendo Switch, how I finally got around to playing Bioshock, and the fact that Shadow of War has DLC available for purchase before we’ve even seen anything about the game. Plus, a way-too-long conversation about a book called The Moe Manifesto and its predictably neck-bearded author. All this and more, on the Hey Poor Podcast!
Games of the Week: Shift Happens, Dragonstar, Talisman, Pokemon Moon, The Moe Manifesto, Bioshock, Ghost Blade HD, DYSTORIA
Audience Questions: unforgivable gaming sins, aspects of games that make you always want to play it, Bastion vs Transistor
The News: Overwatch character conundrums, Middle Earth: Shadow of War’s ridiculous pre-order scam, dev claims Mass Effect Andromeda is “totally softcore space porn”, Nintendo Switch bad news roundup
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