Three stodgy old men come together once again in back-to-back weeks of Gamers Association's podcast to complain about privileged youths who know nothing of a cell phone-less society and dial-up Internet. The Army of Two Defense Force makes a roaring return before we find out when Link first murdered a helpless citizen in our Legend of Zelda Trivia Show. Culminating in the Top 10 Guy Butts in Gaming and talk of Nick's chest hair, it could only be The Game Plan.
The Game Plan Podcast breaks its hiatus in celebration of Grand Theft Auto V, but despite Luke's best efforts to stay on topic, the conversations tend to gravitate toward Nick's personal life - including his vile exploits of torture in Dungeons & Dragons. A little casual game talk commences before the main event: a GTA trivia showdown, featuring two contestants with next to no experience in the franchise whatsoever. As expected, their performances are abysmal. Can you do any better? There's only one way to find out, so listen up!
Still exhausted. Quite sickly. Potentially delirious. All excellent descriptions of Luke Frazier, Gamers Association's resident PAX Prime 2013 attendee here to summarize his time at the show for those who like the podcast or dislike reading. From long-standing triple-A franchises to indies you've never heard of, this special episode of The Game Plan hits on the stand-out moments from the best event in the gaming world.
This episode of The Game Plan podcast is everything you could ask for. New games? Got 'em, with talk of Saints Row IV, Divekick, and Gone Home. How about the old stuff? Yep, between Super Metroid and everything Nintendo 64, we covered that too. What about extreme statements starting with "best" and ending in "ever?" You bet your bottom dollar we do! Top it off with the return of Nick Cane voicing in via satellite from waterfalls and war zones and this week's show has to be heard to be believed. Hop to it!
Portland Watch 2013 is in full swing as the guys at Gamers Association get updated on Cameron's moving status. But because this is a gaming podcast, we set the record straight on the outrage over the Dragon's Crown controversy from last week before deliberating over how best to review a game that's only good with friends. Join our philosophical questions as we address the most pressing issues of the universe. Questions like, why is Luke being accused of crushing a cooler containing multiple copies of Ni no Kuni? What do these boys need to do to finally grow full beards? Is Phil Fish actually a talking fish? For hope, justice, and life's essential answers, look to The Game Plan.
After our spectacle of pure professionalism last week when we spoke with freelancing superhuman Nathan Meunier, the Gamers Assocition crew returned down to Casual Town for a laid-back episode of your favorite gaming podcast. Keeping in-house traditions strong, early talks of particular titles inevitably turn into mini-rants against Nintendo. Finally, because that horse was still kicking when we originally recorded this content, the guys get into coverage from the Phil Fish / Marcus Beer Battle Royale 2013, organizing the backstory and expressing how we perceive the Infamous Fish in the aftermath. Yeah, it was a slow news week, but it's also summer. Shouldn't you be swimming anyway? If not, come along with the latest Game Plan.
Be your own boss. Wake up whenever you wish. Play video games and get paid doing it, all in a Pants Optional environment. Such is the life of a successful freelance games journalist like Nathan Meunier, our very special guest on this week's episode of the podcast. Prepare for his greatest tips, tricks, and secrets to unfold in the upcoming Up Up Down Down Left Write, Nathan's book on freelancing in the video game industry which launches on August 5th. For now, though, we had the wonderful opportunity to pick his brilliant brain for an hour and a half, extracting excellent writing advice to give you the best shot at standing out. If you are at all interested in even the idea of writing about video games for a living, you need to listen up and get with The Game Plan.
Spending more time talking about Sonic & All-Stars Racing than should be legally allowed, The Game Plan is back with Nick supplying supporting evidence why Dota 2 will undoubtedly overtake League of Legends in the coming days. The Gamers Association guys go on to channel their inner Uber Nerd in an analysis of JRPG leveling systems, picking apart what they're doing wrong and offering solutions to fix them. Plus, we don't talk about the Double Fine Kickstarter because the Double Fine Kickstarter doesn't need defending. Instead, find out why there's still demand for a PC release of Halo 3, straight from The Game Plan.
While trying to stay away from any lingering post-E3 hullabaloo, the Gamers Association crew instead looks to the future of video games. Will there be a place for PC, consoles, Ouya, Oculus Rift, and everything else in the coming days? Or should we jump the gun and convert our site to an Animal Crossing fanfic haven to stay ahead? Learn why you should never Google "Joel eats Ellie" and how logic dictates that we're a full 30% of the size of IGN, only on this week's Game Plan.
Now that we've reached the legal drinking age, it's only fitting for The Game Plan to get real smooth with an E3 recap wrap-up. Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo are all caught in the crossfire, and even the lesser pressers from EA and Ubisoft fail to escape our snarky remarks. For all the highs, lows, and technical-hiccup uh-ohs, slam this in your tape decks and put your mind on video games.