Episode 127 - Go Straight to Jerk Jail

Both Jessica and Anna struggled to properly control a few games this week, because hey, apparently this mobile gaming gig is hard work! Luckily, a wonderful new game has come out to make us forget about all that.

And if it's a day that ends in Y, someone has said something dumb about Nintendo—and we did record this on a Friday, sooo….

Something that's way worse than dumb, though, is the PewDiePie fiasco. We "salute" Felix for finding several ways to be horrible, rather than being content with just one! And this incident calls to mind another horrible person who has recently risen to dubious prominence after winning a Madden e-sports event. Let's not reward horrible people, ok gaming industry? This isn't hard.

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Episode 126 - Flappy Bird is a Corolla

We kick off this week with Jessica scolding our guest from last week’s show. Yes, you read that right. But it all has something to do with games, we swear!

Other than scolding people and solving mysteries, Jessica tries a game on the advice of a listener and finds it super hard, yet she somehow can’t stop playing it. What madness is this? Meanwhile, a game based loosely on a beloved Twitter account is very average, but hey, at least it’s free.

Anna tries to be a hardcore mobile gamer and shuns a game that seems too easy, but isn’t drawn in by one that’s much more challenging. Where oh where is the happy medium? Add to that a badly monetized, cheesy visual novel from Ubisoft, and it has been a somewhat odd gaming week.  

Turning to the news, we wonder if we should be annoyed with Nintendo (answer: usually yes, but possibly not in this case), squee about Tim Cook’s visit to ustwo, and mull over the big news from Steam this week. A big change is coming, but will it help or hurt indie developers and the platform as a whole?

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Episode 125 - Very, Very Mighty

After inserting himself into our 100th episode despite never having been a guest, the mighty Ben Britten finally joins us on the actual show.

Ben may not have an Aussie accent, but he does have an Academy Award and, in our opinion, a great life story all around.

We talk to Ben about how he got into games, making the shift from premium to free-to-play, Mighty Games’ newest (and most charming? :-)) arrival and much more!

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Episode 124 - If Nothing Else, We’ve Got Games

American politics continues to be a trash fire, but hey, at least we've got games!

Jessica’s love affair with that horsey game continues, but she tears herself away for a bit to try some other games. She even gets to engage in her favorite activity in one of them: snooping!

Anna is somewhat enamored with a new endless runner, but is super sad about her inability to play another game that's really great — unless you’re the type to get lost. Also, cute critters have come on the scene and we may want to take a ride in their spaceship.

But that's not all! There's some potentially game-changing news for App Store devs, exciting adventure games coming this year, a Neko Atsume movie (!!!!!) and a study about female gamers that we think misses the mark.

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Episode 123 - Make Games Great Again

Our newly inaugurated president scares us to death, but we are here for the games. They help us cope and we hope they work that way for you too.

Anna finds solace in a silly Japanese cult game while Jessica continues to self-medicate with hefty doses of Pocket Card Jockey.

We also talk about a perennial favorite topic: what Apple can do to move mobile gaming forward. The iPhone recently turned 10, so someone saw fit to ask a bunch of dudes this question. But you know you'd rather hear our thoughts, right? :)

Finally, it turns out Steam and mobile gaming share many of the same problems matching players to games. A recent article delves into this and so do we!

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