35: Metroidvania Games

October 14, 2017
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In this episode, Paul, & Jimmy (sans Glen this week) return to form to talk shop about the sub-genre of Metroidvania games. Paul and Jimmy played Castlevania: Symphony of the Night a couple years ago and share some memories about that. They both agree that the Metroidvania style of gameplay is very fun and rewarding. Paul loved Super Metroid and Jimmy loved Metroid Fusion so they talk about the elements in those games that stuck out to them. They both have played (or beaten) Ori & the Blind Forest and were so excited to see the culmination of so many good elements in a metroidvania style. In a true return-to-form they talk about everything from minute details to grand schemes in relation to the Metroidvania style. Jimmy embarasses himself publically with singing (linked on twitter) & Paul recommends a steam early-access game (Dead cells). 

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34: Game Replayability

October 6, 2017
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We're back! In this episode, Paul, Jimmy and Glen REALLY get back into the swing of things by talking about games that they can always return to (or in some cases never return to). Jimmy talks about finding deeper meaning in Wind Waker. Paul talks about RPGs that have little details that are often missed on a first playthrough. Glen reminisces about getting punched in the head by his brother over Simpson's Road Rage. The guys deeply apologize for the hiatus and hope to get back on some sort of schedule soon. They reach a sort of conclusion about the different types of games that have maximum replayability and wax nostalgic about Final Fantasy Tactics. Ah, Good times! 

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33: Suikoden

August 12, 2017
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In this episode, Paul, Jimmy and Glen get back into the swing of things by talking about a video game that Paul and Jimmy recently re-played: The first Suikoden. Paul grew up with this game series and is very knowledgeable of the series overall. Jimmy has watched Paul play countless hours of Suikoden and Suikoden 2 and was ready to play himself. Glen chimes in sometimes to keep the conversation on track. Fight for resistance! 

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32: Tabletop Roleplaying Games

July 29, 2017
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In this episode, Paul and Glen talk Jimmy through some general Dungeon Master tips as Jimmy begins his journey to Dungeon Mastery. They have all played role-playing games to some extent so the podcast has a lot of little stories of specific memories as well as broad ideas to why the style of gaming has been so appealing to them. Be whisked away on a magical adventure!

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31: Super Smash Bros.

July 13, 2017
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In this episode, Paul, Glen and Jimmy share their insight on the Super Smash Brothers series. Paul has personal experience with the competitive scene and opposite to that Jimmy has an absolute casual view of the game series. The dudes talk at length about their love of the game and how they grew up with Smash. 

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30: Frustrating Game Mechanics

July 7, 2017
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In this episode, Paul, Glen and Jimmy yell into the void about game mechanics that make them mad. They try to keep level heads but sometimes hotter heads prevail. Jimmy is reeling from completing Final Fantasy II and wounds from Jak 2 are re-opened for Glen. Get steamed!

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29: Adventure Time

June 23, 2017
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In this episode, Glen and Jimmy talk about a show they hold near and dear to their hearts: Adventure Time! Paul couldn't make it this week so the boys are able to really geek out about one of their all-time favorite shows. If you've never watched Adventure Time then these two would believe that you are severely missing out on a very special show. This show is crazy, yo. WHAT TIME IS IT?

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28: E3pisode (E3 2017)

June 15, 2017
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In this episode, Paul, Jimmy, and Glen discuss the biggest video gaming expo that happens every year: The Electronic Entertainment Expo, or E3. They all agree that per usual there are some better presenters than others but overall what they've seen at E3 this year excites them for the rest of the year. They focus on Nintendo as a fan-favorite and because they're really excited for Breath of the Wild DLC. Paul and Jimmy distrust marketing tactics that try to exploit the audiences but also can't come up with better ways to convey gameplay to the masses. They take the ideas behind Sea of Thieves and try to make a better game (Cool Games Inc. style). It's expo time for the most current topic the boys have ever discussed! Stop releasing Skyrim!!

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27: The Future of the Pod

June 7, 2017
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In this episode, Paul, Jimmy, and Glen give you a peek behind the curtain and let you listeners all know what's going on with the podcast. Glen is moving to a different state so he won't be right beside Paul and Jimmy anymore. Did you want to here us talk about podcasting for an hour? No? Well too bad! The boys wax nostalgic about early iterations of the podcast as well as the trials and tribulations of starting a podcast while in school. They revisit a few older concepts and come up with a few more future episode ideas in the mean time. Ultimately, they jammer on about what this podcast means to them and what we hope you, the listener, are getting out of it (if anything). We always appreciate feedback and love to hear from anyone and everyone. This episode also features our new Intro and Outro music from our good friend, John Kim. Check him out on soundcloud; linked below. This is truly the most META podcast we've ever done.

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26: 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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