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!

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 – 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 – The Last of Us Spoilercast

The National Pastime – The Last of Us Spoilercast

Hosts: Melvin, Clayton, Megan

This week is our special The Last of Us spoilercast! Be warned, if you have not finished the game, THERE WILL BE SPOILERS. If you want to discuss some of the points we raised on the podcast about The Last of Us, you can do so in the comments, or you can find us on twitter.

Show notes:

  • There will NOT be a new episode next week. This one is coming in really early because I don’t want to post a spoilercast AFTER when everyone is giving a shit, so it’s coming now. Also, Canada Day next week and I’ll be busy at work that day so I won’t have time to post anything.

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

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.