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 12

The National Pastime – Episode 12

Hosts: Melvin, Megan, Kayley, Ryan

This week, our hosts talk about who they’d be on a sitcom set and backwards compatibility in games and the next gen!

Show notes:

  • It should be noted that we recorded this at the end of April so there’s a lot of stuff about next-gen we didn’t know yet for the conversation, but it doesn’t affect the conversation THAT much.
  • Oh, also, I didn’t realize until after the episode but we never really finalized what kind of sitcom character Ryan would be. I think he’d be more of a Joey (from Friends) character cause he has lots of sex and is dumb =D

The National Pastime – E3 Part 4

The National Pastime – E3 Part 4

Hosts: Melvin, Clayton, Ryan

This is our special E3 episode, broken up into four parts. Part 4, we wrap up the E3 special talking about Nintendo’s presence and some extra tidbits from E3.

Show Notes:

  •  We recorded the episode before Microsoft’s backtracking on their DRM and used games policy so, yeah, we talk about the situation as it was a few days after E3

The National Pastime – E3 Part 3

The National Pastime – E3 Part 3

Hosts: Melvin, Clayton, Ryan

This is our special E3 episode, broken up into four parts. Part 3, we talk all about the Sony conference!

Show Notes:

  •  We recorded the episode before Microsoft’s backtracking on their DRM and used games policy so, yeah, we talk about the situation as it was a few days after E3

The National Pastime – E3 Part 2

The National Pastime – E3 Part 2

Hosts: Melvin, Clayton, Ryan

This is our special E3 episode, broken up into four parts. Part 2, we talk all about EA and Ubisoft conferences!

Show Notes:

  •  We recorded the episode before Microsoft’s backtracking on their DRM and used games policy so, yeah, we talk about the situation as it was a few days after E3

PS4 vs Xbox One comparison chart

http://ca.ign.com/wikis/xbox-one/PS4_vs._Xbox_One_Comparison_Chart

IGN put together a comparison chart for the two next-gen consoles and it’s a very handy way to see exactly how they stack up against each other. It’ll be interesting to see how this develops over the next few months as we learn more and more about these consoles.

 

Fake PS4 ad. Sony should take cues…

This was a pretty cool video that Sony should learn from. This reaches out to the youth without being overly message-y. The good thing about this ad is it gets the consumer interested. You can tell what the product is, but it makes you want to learn more and do some research on next gen.

Hopefully in the coming months, we’ll see a shit ton of TV ads for PS4. (And I guess for Xbox Infinity, or whatever it’s called =P)

What did you think of the video? Share your comments below!