The National Pastime – Episode 14

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The National Pastime – Episode 14

Hosts: Melvin, Ryan, Megan, Zack, Sofia

The last episode of the season and possibly our best episode yet! Our hosts this week discuss hyperviolence in video games, but the conversation evolves into so much more.

Show Notes:

  • Just keep in mind that we recorded this early May so we didn’t know about FFXV yet…
  • Melvin also says something with Halo and green blood that he confused hearing somebody talk about it rather than actual source. SORRY!
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The National Pastime – Episode 13

The National Pastime – Episode 13

Hosts: Melvin, Brodie, Clayton, Liz

This week, our hosts discuss the need, or lack thereof, of deep stories in video games.

Show Notes:

  • This was a really short episode because a few of our podcasters had to leave for apointments. I still think it’s a good episode, it”s just shorter than our usual.
  • We recorded this before The Last of Us came out so weren’t able to include it in this conversation.

The National Pastime – Episode 10

The National Pastime – Episode 10

Hosts: Melvin, Zack, Sofia, Megan, Ryan

Join us for another random wacky episode of The National Pastime where we discuss some different kinds of gameplay we’d like to see and much off-topic conversation…

And to top off the new episode, a picture of Megan as Jack Frost from Calgary Expo.

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The National Pastime – Episode 9

The National Pastime – Episode 9

Hosts: Melvin, Clayton, Liz, Brodie

Our topics of discussion this week cover video game weapons during a zombie apocalypse AND licensed property games. SPOILER ALERT: Melvin gets a little bit yelly.

The National Pastime – Episode 8

The National Pastime – Episode 8

Hosts: Melvin, Ryan, Kayley, Megan

Join us this week as our cast talks about what neglected genre of series that should see a comeback, or what the effect that rehashing the same five types of games over and over again can do to a genre.

Show Notes:

  • We recorded this pre-The Last of Us launch so we kind of say things about The Last of Us as if we hadn’t played it. Most of us have either beaten it, or are in the middle of playing it lolĀ 
  • Phantom Breaker: Battlegrounds is the beat ’em up I mentioned in the episode that I couldn’t remember the exact name of

 

The National Pastime – Episode 7

The National Pastime – Episode 7

Hosts: Melvin, Zack, Ryan

This week, join our hosts as they talk about video game characters they’d like to be, the use of high-profile actors in video games, and seeing video games as art. Lots of randomness in between.

The National Pastime – Episode 6

The National Pastime – Episode 6

Hosts: Melvin, Brodie, Clayton, Kayley

This week our hosts discuss the game they’d play if they were forced to play only one game from now until the end of time, as well as their game of the generation!

Show Notes:

  • So sorry guys! Zack and Megan were in the next room doing stuff, and their voices kind of carried into the background of the podcast. At one point, Kayley and I will whisper about it. Sometimes it’s not too bad, but sometimes it is >.< Most of the podcast is good aside from that.