Life, the Universe and Everything - Puzzle Platformers with Karl - Part 2

June 2, 2017
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In this episode, Paul, Jimmy, and Glen are joined by Karl again to finish talking about just about everything that comes to their minds while playing philosophical puzzle platformers: The Witness & Talos Principle. If you enjoy deep, philosophical conversation then we encourage you to stick around for this episode where the boys delve deep into the meaning of life in this current era. Glen questions everything, Paul questions everything, Karl smiles in the corner, and Jimmy has a dumb look on his face (per usual). Learn to think; this episode of Meta'd Podcast.

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Puzzles, Platformers and More Part 1 - With Special Guest Karl

May 26, 2017
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In this episode, Paul, Jimmy, and Glen along with special guest Karl talk about teaming up to go to a real "Escape Room" and how that experience was similar and dissimilar to playing 3D puzzle platformers such as Portal. The boys get a bit philosophical today while talking a bit about what makes a puzzle a puzzle and how solving something in real life has different rewards than solving a puzzle in a video game. This episode can count as a sort of "primer" for next week where we'll be talking specifically about a few of our favorite 3D puzzle platformers: Talos Principle and The Witness. Both the Talos Principle and The Witness make us very excited for the genre of 3D puzzle platformers and we'll ride that proverbial airplane until it crashes and burns. Find the solutions on this episode of Meta'd Podcast. If you want to help the show out leave us a review wherever you listen to us!

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The Halo Series

May 18, 2017
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In this episode, Paul, Jimmy, and Glen talk about all things Halo. They focus mainly on the games that were made by Bungie but also quickly touch on Halo 4 and 5 made by 343 Studios. Overall, the gang is way more familiar with the original trilogy and have cherished memories about the 3 Halos. Halo Reach and ODST are also very good games that get a little discussion. They make dirty jokes at the expense of Nathan Fillion's good name and also try their hardest to get those dank cereal sponsorships. It's time to finish this fight for the last time maybe.

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Path of Exile - With Special Guest Tom

May 11, 2017
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In this episode, Paul and Jimmy, along with special guest Tom, talk about a game they all hold near and dear to their hearts: Path of Exile. No Glen this week for forseen reasons but he will return next week! This episode has a wide range of knowledge about the game from Tom who has clocked in thousands of hours to Jimmy who has played a bit but sucks and gets frustrated too easily. Paul loves to mess around with non-ideal builds and Tom plays for keeps. The boys find a double entendre in the developers "Grinding Gear Games" that blew their freaking minds. They talk a lot about how amazingly "cool" and fun the game is and how accessible it is to anyone. If you haven't played Path of Exile and like video games that take you on amazing journeys then you are missing out on a very unique (and very well developed) gaming experience. 

Go play Path of Exile: https://www.pathofexile.com/game 

Or on Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/238960/Path_of_Exile/ 

Breath of the Wild - Revisited

May 5, 2017
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In this episode, Paul, Jimmy, Glen and Daniel are back to talk about The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild.. again! Join the dudes as they delve deep into the story of the newest Zelda game and talk at length about what they liked and didn't like about it; a month later. There are LOTS of spoilers in this episode so if you haven't played Breath of the Wild and don't want MAJOR PLOT POINTS spoiled for you, you should probably steer clear of this episode (Sorry!). Paul and Jimmy defend what Daniel and Glen call a "lack of story." Glen finally played and beat the game and has a lot to say about it!

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Pokémon?

April 27, 2017
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In this episode, Paul, Jimmy, and Glen discuss the worldwide phenomenon of Pokémon. Well... to say they "discuss" anything may be giving them too much credit this episode. Strap in for a wild ride of emotions and nostalgia in this episode about all things Pokémon. They talk about the video games, the show, the trading card game and much more. Glen loses his brother to the void. Jimmy makes more awful star trek references. Paul tries to have meaningful discussion but is rebuffed. Gotta catch 'em all!

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MOBAs

April 20, 2017
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In this episode, Paul, Jimmy, and Glen talk about Multiplayer Online Battle Arena Games (MOBAs). They have some really good conversations about the state of the genre overall as well as the influence MOBAs have had on E-Sports and gaming. Dota 2 and League of Legends are the two games most focused on in this episode. Glen laments e-sports being shown on ESPN.  Heroes of the Storm gets praised by Paul for being a simple MOBA that is easily accesible and fun in short bursts. The Kelsie's Korner wraps this episode up with a salty AF bow and they give a shoutout to Fans of the Genre who launched a new website linked below. Get back in your lane!

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Fans of the Genre @ Infinite Dogs: http://infinitedogs.com/ 

The Elder Scrolls - Morrowind to Skyrim

April 13, 2017
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In this episode, Paul, Jimmy, and Glen talk about the Elder Scrolls series, but more specifically Morrowind, Oblivion, and Skyrim. Paul talks about the idyllic nature of Morrowind and the shortcomings of Oblivion and Skyrim in order to have the games be more 'marketable'. Glen waxes nostalgic about simpler times in college while glitching his way through Skyrim. They literally talk about The Pirates of the Carribean movie for at least 4 minutes. Glen gets confused between James Bond and Skyrim. They create an explicit mod. Jimmy attempts to get a brand deal. As always there's a new Kelsie's Korner for the poet in all of us. Listen in!

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The Animal Crossing Series - With Special Guest Sarah

April 6, 2017
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In this episode, Paul, Jimmy, and Glen along with special guest Sarah talk about a series of games they all hold near and dear to their hearts: Animal Crossing. They cover the series beginnings with the Gamecube version in America all the way to the current 3DS games. Sarah still plays Animal Crossing which baffles the rest of the Meta'd crew and she totally schools them all with her knowledge of the series. Paul and his siblings gang up on a defenseless bear. Jimmy briefly talks about the obvious 'goals' of playing The Sims. Glen loses it a few times and we introduce a new segment of the show: Kelsie's Korner. Kelsie's Korner is a short segment with a themed haiku for each episode. Enjoy!

The Mass Effect Series: Then and Now

March 30, 2017
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In this episode, Paul, Jimmy, and Glen talk about the Mass Effect series. Strap in, from Mass Effect 1 to Mass Effect: Andromeda, the dudes talk about their love of the Mass Effect universe and its failings after the first game. They listen to Space Radio and talk at length about how immediately apparent it was that the series was on the decline after Mass Effect 1. Glen shares some stories about Mass Effect 3 and gives a scathing review of Andromeda. They also attempt their best British accents at the end of the episode at the behest of the We're Not Wizards podcast. Enjoy!

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