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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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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Board Games

March 22, 2017
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In this episode, Paul, Jimmy, and Glen talk for the first time about a non-video-game topic! Board games are up for discussion this week and the boys talk in depth about the veritable "sweet spot" for games that are approachable but not stupidly easy. Paul and Glen get made fun of by jocks who would rather be playing Catan. Glen outs himself as a communist. They all riff on Munchkin for appealing to a different demographic but also being too gamey and praise some games that they played during their formitave years. Paul rants about Secret Hitler ruining a Christmas get-together. There are a ton of rants and rambles in this episode about board games but it just goes to show how much of an impact board gaming has had on the Meta'd Podcast crew. We also give a brief shout out to a Fellow Pod: We're Not Wizards which is a regularly scheduled podcast that is ALWAYS about board games and is very entertaining (Linked Below).

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The Super Duper Mega Legend of Zelda Power Hour

March 16, 2017
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In this episode, Paul, Jimmy, Glen and Daniel are back to talk about the newest game in their lives: The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild. This episode is STORY SPOILER FREE for Breath of the Wild so if you want to know some cool things about the game you can still tune in without having any of the major plot points ruined for you!! (Also let us apologize in advance for the shotty sound quality, no idea what's going on but we're hoping to have that all sorted out by next episode.) We analyze the newest mechanics that are very unique to Breath of the Wild as well as speak at length about the amazing choices the game developers made to create this magical experience. Overall, we really love the game and are excited to keep playing it. Stay tuned for more regular content as well as possibly periodic updates on Breath of the Wild after we've completed it and had some time to reflect on our time within the newest iteration of Hyrule.

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The Evolution of Arcades

March 9, 2017
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In this episode, Jimmy and Glen (PAUL COULDN'T MAKE IT THIS WEEK) talk about the ever changing medium of video games and the transition of arcades to home consoles back to social gatherings. We talk about how our earliest memories of arcade gaming are cemented in our minds and how that helped shape our current feelings about arcade gaming. We disrespect air hockey manufacturers and praise old arcade reward systems. Overall, we talk a lot about how the decline of arcades in the early to mid 2000's was due to home-console use and that the shifting demographics of gamers led to the logical conclusion of Barcades and the like. Give us a listen!