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Meta'd

By Paul, Glen, Jimmy, and Tom

Meta analysis of Everything: Video games and not video games
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Sekiro Shadows Die Twice
Sekiro Shadows Die Twice
A return to...form(???) Jimmy and Daniel (remember Daniel?) talk about a video game a year after it came out. CLASSIC META'D. Let's chat about the newest game by From Software, Sekiro.   I'll preface with the fact that Jimmy has not played this game at all so we get Daniel's gameplay perspective and Jimmy's surface-level blabber. We talk about the replayability of the game, overcoming difficult bosses, comparing the environments between Dark Souls, Bloodborne, ANIME and more in this episode! Specific anime shows talked about: Dororo, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, and (the one Jimmy couldn't remember the name of) Miss Hokusai! Hit us up on twitter if you make stuff (video games or otherwise) and want to be on the show! Twitter: https://twitter.com/metadpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/metadpodcast/ Youtube: Meta'd on Youtube Intro/Outro Tunes: John Kim
01:02:21
March 23, 2020
Interview with Conrad - Independent Game Programmer
Interview with Conrad - Independent Game Programmer
Jimmy sits down with Conrad (Conradical Games) who is developing Lootbox Lyfe while also going to university.   We talk about sleeping a lot, getting feedback for games while developing them, Instagram bots, Breath of the Wild's tutorial, and more in this episode!! Artist for Lootbox Lyfe: https://twitter.com/Dulcahn Composer for Lootbox Lyfe: https://twitter.com/AriaDisconnect  Hit us up on twitter if you make stuff and want to be on the show! Twitter: https://twitter.com/metadpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/metadpodcast/ Youtube: Meta'd on Youtube Intro/Outro Tunes: John Kim
45:59
December 02, 2019
Interview with Christian Sparks - Independent Game Developer
Interview with Christian Sparks - Independent Game Developer
Jimmy sits down with Christian Sparks, independent developer of Woodbound, Technical Artist at Heart Machine and just all-around cool dude.   We talk about the constant struggle of personal fulfillment as well as keeping a steady job. Christian and Jimmy talk about games, feelings, meeting your heroes, and more in this episode! Hit us up on twitter if you make stuff and want to be on the show! Twitter: https://twitter.com/metadpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/metadpodcast/ Youtube: Meta'd on Youtube Intro/Outro Tunes: John Kim
57:40
April 01, 2019
Interview with Thomas Loupe - Game Composer/Sound Engineer
Interview with Thomas Loupe - Game Composer/Sound Engineer
Jimmy has a chat with Thomas Loupe, a man who wears many hats some of which are: Sound Designer, Producer, Composer & Game Designer.     2019 already...okay! Jimmy has a chat with Thomas Loupe (aka First Sun) about music and games. They talk about struggling with imposter syndrome, creating music in general, getting busted for hacking school computers, Garth Brooks, and more in this episode! Sorry about some audio glitches in this episode (mostly my audio being doubled in some parts), podcasting is hard! Most of the music in this episode is by Thomas, check out his stuff!! Tried to figure out how this is "meta-analysis" and came up with: What's more meta than talking with people who create the things we want to talk about? Hit us up on twitter if you make stuff and want to be on the show! Twitter: https://twitter.com/metadpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/metadpodcast/ Youtube: Meta'd on Youtube Intro/Outro Tunes: John Kim
01:27:15
March 18, 2019
Interview with Brian Cronin - Game Engineer
Interview with Brian Cronin - Game Engineer
Jimmy has a chat with Brian Cronin, a game engineer.     It's just Jimmy and Brian today! Thanks for giving the podcast a listen!! In this episode Jimmy converses with Brian who has helped make quite a few games as a game engineer. They talk about Brian's love of the card game Netrunner, people obsessing over the meta of competitive games, asymmetrical gameplay, starting and finishing creative projects, and more in this episode! Twitter: https://twitter.com/metadpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/metadpodcast/ Youtube: Meta'd on Youtube Intro/Outro Tunes: John Kim
55:41
December 04, 2018
Bloopers Capstone Episode
Bloopers Capstone Episode
This isn't a traditional episode of Meta'd by any means necessary. Within lies a compilation of various bloopers and outtakes from recording. It's not really in any order nor do we know if it's funny at all (we think we're hilarious btw). These are just some of the many clips of us completely messing up.  This episode will act as a sort of capstone for "Season 1" of Meta'd. Anything after this episode will be different (if there is anything). Thanks for listening. You've been Meta'd. BYEE Twitter: https://twitter.com/metadpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/metadpodcast/ Youtube: Meta'd on Youtube
24:01
August 03, 2018
Get Out
Get Out
Get Out (2017).     All the gang is back together to talk about a movie that is both mysterious and socially important. Glen gives insight, Paul and Tom are kept guessing till the very end, Jimmy is obsessed, and more in this episode! Twitter: https://twitter.com/metadpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/metadpodcast/ Youtube: Meta'd on Youtube Intro/Outro Tunes: John Kim
59:20
June 09, 2018
Professor Layton and Phoenix Wright
Professor Layton and Phoenix Wright
Professor Layton and Phoenix Wright (lots of releases over the years). [There are some technical difficulties in this episode. Hopefully we'll have them sorted out by the next episode. Sorry.]   So mysterious! No Tom this week but Glen's back and ready to talk about mysteriousness in the Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright game (from 2012). Paul recounts lawyer stories from college, Jimmy has no idea what he is in for, and more in this episode! Twitter: https://twitter.com/metadpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/metadpodcast/ Youtube: Meta'd on Youtube Intro/Outro Tunes: John Kim
01:00:28
May 26, 2018
Firewatch and Gone Home
Firewatch and Gone Home
Firewatch (2016) and Gone Home (2013).     Welcome to Mysterious May! Glen takes a week off so the dudes have a chat about some games that have a mystery within them. Paul is concerned he can die, Tom and Jimmy have the exact same Firewatch playthrough, Delilah does Delilah things, and more in this episode! Twitter: https://twitter.com/metadpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/metadpodcast/ Youtube: Meta'd on Youtube Intro/Outro Tunes: John Kim
01:06:42
May 12, 2018
The Hobbit - the book
The Hobbit - the book
The Hobbit (1937).     The dudes read a book! We are so done with the Lord of the Rings now. Glen craves some bacon-wrapped dates, Paul reminisces about his dad reading him bedtime stores, Tom solves some riddles, Jimmy loves the narration in the book, and more in this episode! Twitter: https://twitter.com/metadpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/metadpodcast/ Youtube: Meta'd on Youtube Intro/Outro Tunes: John Kim
01:01:11
May 05, 2018
Lord of the Rings - The Return of the King
Lord of the Rings - The Return of the King
Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003).     Episode 50 (!!) and the final episode in the trilogy of Lord of the Rings films. Paul loves scenes where dialogue gets cut off, Jimmy forgets what podcast he's on, Tom and Glen cry a lot, all of them go on a huge quote roll about half-way in, and more in this episode! Twitter: https://twitter.com/metadpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/metadpodcast/ Youtube: Meta'd on Youtube Intro/Outro Tunes: John Kim
01:22:16
April 20, 2018
Lord of the Rings - The Two Towers
Lord of the Rings - The Two Towers
Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002).     This is the episode where the dudes talk about the second film in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Glen learns to hate a certain audiobook, Paul and Tom argue about Saruman's motives, Jimmy tries to go off on a tangent about special effects again, and more in this episode! Twitter: https://twitter.com/metadpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/metadpodcast/ Youtube: Meta'd on Youtube Intro/Outro Tunes: John Kim
01:15:22
April 14, 2018
Lord of the Rings - The Fellowship of the Ring
Lord of the Rings - The Fellowship of the Ring
Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001).     We're back and we're starting a new thing which means that we are talking about the first film in the Lord of the Rings trilogy in this episode. We've got a bunch planned for the coming weeks so stay tuned! Glen turns into Boromir, Paul talks about his Dad's hidden nerdiness, Tom and Jimmy reminisce about watching the movies in theaters, and more in this episode! Twitter: https://twitter.com/metadpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/metadpodcast/ Youtube: Meta'd on Youtube Intro/Outro Tunes: John Kim
01:12:01
April 07, 2018
Into the Breach - Punch everything
Into the Breach - Punch everything
Into the Breach (2018). The newest game from Subset Games (the creators of FTL). http://store.steampowered.com/app/590380/Into_the_Breach/ Go buy it on steam right now!!   The guys are joined by Brian from Fans of the Genre (another great pod) to discuss their first impressions. Glen loses sleep, Paul changes the meta, Brian wants a Switch port, and more in this episode! Fans of the Genre and Brian on Twitter: FOTG and Brian  Twitter: https://twitter.com/metadpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/metadpodcast/ Youtube: Meta'd on Youtube Intro/Outro Tunes: John Kim
01:07:08
March 03, 2018
Your Name
Your Name
Your Name (2016). The dudes watch an anime.     They all talk about their own experiences with the film. Paul's mom schools him with weeb knowledge. Glen gets frustrated by the narrative of the film and more in this episode! Twitter: https://twitter.com/metadpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/metadpodcast/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs8LhMbixxYCrIvx1Dv5btw Intro/Outro Tunes: John Kim
01:14:37
February 24, 2018
Faster than Light - Once again into the breach
Faster than Light - Once again into the breach
Paul, Jimmy, Glen and Tom talk FTL - Faster than Light (2012). Featuring flaaashbacks. Twitter: https://twitter.com/metadpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/metadpodcast/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs8LhMbixxYCrIvx1Dv5btw Intro/Outro Tunes: John Kim
01:19:02
February 17, 2018
Star Wars: The Last Jedi - Part II
Star Wars: The Last Jedi - Part II
Paul, Jimmy, Glen and Tom talk Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017). Part 2 of 2. Now with 100% more Tom! Twitter: https://twitter.com/metadpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/metadpodcast/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs8LhMbixxYCrIvx1Dv5btw Intro/Outro Tunes: John Kim
01:15:41
February 10, 2018
Star Wars: The Last Jedi - Part I
Star Wars: The Last Jedi - Part I
Paul, Jimmy and Glen talk Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017). Part 1 of 2 Twitter: https://twitter.com/metadpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/metadpodcast/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs8LhMbixxYCrIvx1Dv5btw Intro/Outro Tunes: John Kim
01:00:24
February 03, 2018
Chrono Trigger - True Heroism and Tom's Fresh Take
Chrono Trigger - True Heroism and Tom's Fresh Take
Paul, Jimmy and Tom talk Chrono Trigger (1995).  Twitter: https://twitter.com/metadpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/metadpodcast/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs8LhMbixxYCrIvx1Dv5btw Intro/Outro Tunes: John Kim
01:13:14
January 27, 2018
Hotline Miami - Is the Tiger a Tank??
Hotline Miami - Is the Tiger a Tank??
Hotline Miami I and II.  Episode Artwork: K074 - Deviantart  Twitter: https://twitter.com/metadpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/metadpodcast/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs8LhMbixxYCrIvx1Dv5btw Intro/Outro Tunes: John Kim
01:00:56
January 20, 2018
Environmental Storytelling
Environmental Storytelling
In this episode, Paul, Jimmy and Glen try to come up with their own definition of Environmental Storytelling. They prattle on about hypothetical game situations and also talk about environmental storytelling in specific games. Glen and Paul agree to disagree about the exact same thing. Jimmy uses an environmental storytelling technique to add depth to his Dungeons and Dragons campaign. They circle around a sort of definition of what environmental storytelling is and end up with a pretty solid understanding of it (we think). They also debate on how difficult it must be to create environmental storytelling in a 2D game as well as praise current and past developers for putting that challenge on themselves. Secret story unlocked!   Twitter: https://twitter.com/metadpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/metadpodcast/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs8LhMbixxYCrIvx1Dv5btw Intro/Outro Tunes: John Kim Weird with You Podcast: https://soundcloud.com/weirdwithyou
56:46
December 02, 2017
Micro-transcations
Micro-transcations
In this episode, Paul and Jimmy talk about micro-transactions; both within the current events unfolding around Star Wars Battlefront II, and about some other games that also have micro-transcations. No Glen this week, to quote him, "My mind is mush," so we can't have any mush minds on this podcast! Paul brings Jimmy up to speed about the seething hatred of Reddit versus EA/DICE's newest Star Wars game. Jimmy recalls a certain gametype in Halo 5 that possibly has a pay-to-win model implemented. They discuss the differences between pay-to-win microtranscations and the simpler aesthetic and quality-of-life microtransactions. The topic of microtranscations and post-release downloadable content is very broad and they end up branching off into different styles of games such as mobile games and Free to Play games such as Path of Exile, Dota 2, and League of Legends. Paul talks about Overwatch loot crates. Paul and Jimmy both yearn for times when games were complete at launch. Ultimately, the best case scenario is that the consumers get what they want without having to pay thousands of dollars or playing for hundreds of thousands of hours. Oh boy jumping puzzles!   Twitter: https://twitter.com/metadpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/metadpodcast/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs8LhMbixxYCrIvx1Dv5btw Intro/Outro Tunes: John Kim
52:56
November 18, 2017
Miyazaki Movies
Miyazaki Movies
In this episode, Paul, Jimmy and Glen speak on the topic of films made by Studio Ghibli but more so by the director Hayao Miyazaki. The dudes talk in depth about what feelings are brought up by these powerful movies and how they've had an impact on their lives as well as the entirity of Anime. Glen becomes a concept. Paul brings up the Hobbit again. Jimmy remembers being a twerp in malls. They end up getting into a deep conversation about human emotion and the condition of enjoying something for the sake of enjoyment. I want ham!   Twitter: https://twitter.com/metadpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/metadpodcast/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs8LhMbixxYCrIvx1Dv5btw Intro/Outro Tunes: John Kim
58:36
November 04, 2017
Amnesia: The Dark Descent
Amnesia: The Dark Descent
In this episode, Paul, Jimmy and Glen revisit a horror game that still holds it's own. SPOILERS AHOY (If you've never played Amnesia, give it a go. It's a great game)! They discuss many aspects about the game from simple mechanics to overarching thematical elements. Paul is unphased by scary games and his gamer-instincts kick in to "beat the game." Glen gets fucked up from 5 minutes of Amnesia. Jimmy has to dig up old memories of playing Amnesia the first time. They end up a little off-topic at the end: talking about all things from clowns to Phoenix Wright. Happy Halloween!   Twitter: https://twitter.com/metadpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/metadpodcast/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs8LhMbixxYCrIvx1Dv5btw Intro/Outro Tunes: John Kim
54:04
October 29, 2017
Gaston (and other villains)
Gaston (and other villains)
In this episode, Paul, Jimmy and Glen talk about one of the oldest and most hotly-contested debates: whether Gaston is actually the hero of Beauty and the Beast. The dudes kick things off with spicy discourse about the new and old Beauty and Beast films (both animated and live-action). After a good amount of time is spent on this topic the boys switch gears to talk more about the overall topic of compelling villains in all types of media. We mention a lot of series in this episode so make sure to check it all out to find out our opinions on what makes a compelling villain. Glen also breaks down and talks about the villain running the US as of late. I refute thee!   Twitter: https://twitter.com/metadpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/metadpodcast/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs8LhMbixxYCrIvx1Dv5btw Intro/Outro Tunes: John Kim
01:07:01
October 21, 2017
Metroidvania Games
Metroidvania Games
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).  Twitter: https://twitter.com/metadpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/metadpodcast/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs8LhMbixxYCrIvx1Dv5btw Intro/Outro Tunes: John Kim
52:04
October 15, 2017
Game Replayability
Game Replayability
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!  Twitter: https://twitter.com/metadpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/metadpodcast/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs8LhMbixxYCrIvx1Dv5btw Intro/Outro Tunes: John Kim
59:51
October 07, 2017
Suikoden
Suikoden
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!  Twitter: https://twitter.com/metadpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/metadpodcast/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs8LhMbixxYCrIvx1Dv5btw Intro/Outro Tunes: John Kim
01:05:22
August 13, 2017
Tabletop Roleplaying Games
Tabletop Roleplaying Games
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! Twitter: https://twitter.com/metadpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/metadpodcast/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs8LhMbixxYCrIvx1Dv5btw Intro/Outro Tunes: John Kim
01:15:11
July 29, 2017
Super Smash Bros.
Super Smash Bros.
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.  Twitter: https://twitter.com/metadpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/metadpodcast/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs8LhMbixxYCrIvx1Dv5btw Intro/Outro Tunes: John Kim
01:09:51
July 14, 2017
Frustrating Game Mechanics
Frustrating Game Mechanics
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! Twitter: https://twitter.com/metadpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/metadpodcast/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs8LhMbixxYCrIvx1Dv5btw Intro/Outro Tunes: John Kim
01:08:33
July 07, 2017
Adventure Time
Adventure Time
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? Twitter: https://twitter.com/metadpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/metadpodcast/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs8LhMbixxYCrIvx1Dv5btw Intro/Outro Tunes: John Kim
01:04:34
June 24, 2017
E3pisode (E3 2017)
E3pisode (E3 2017)
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!! Twitter: https://twitter.com/metadpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/metadpodcast/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs8LhMbixxYCrIvx1Dv5btw Intro/Outro Tunes: John Kim
01:17:58
June 16, 2017
The Future of the Pod
The Future of the Pod
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. This is truly the most META podcast we've ever done. Twitter: https://twitter.com/metadpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/metadpodcast/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs8LhMbixxYCrIvx1Dv5btw Intro/Outro Tunes: John Kim
01:23:59
June 08, 2017
Life, the Universe and Everything - Puzzle Platformers with Karl - Part 2
Life, the Universe and Everything - Puzzle Platformers with Karl - Part 2
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. Twitter: https://twitter.com/metadpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/metadpodcast/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs8LhMbixxYCrIvx1Dv5btw
01:32:29
June 02, 2017
Puzzles, Platformers and More Part 1 - With Special Guest Karl
Puzzles, Platformers and More Part 1 - With Special Guest Karl
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! Twitter: https://twitter.com/metadpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/metadpodcast/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs8LhMbixxYCrIvx1Dv5btw
01:09:04
May 26, 2017
The Halo Series
The Halo Series
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. Twitter: https://twitter.com/metadpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/metadpodcast/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs8LhMbixxYCrIvx1Dv5btw
01:25:19
May 19, 2017
Path of Exile - With Special Guest Tom
Path of Exile - With Special Guest Tom
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/  Tom's Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvjw16UAePp9xwXYDAklJkg  Twitter: https://twitter.com/metadpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/metadpodcast/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs8LhMbixxYCrIvx1Dv5btw We're Not Wizards: https://werenotwizards.podbean.com/
01:19:32
May 12, 2017
Breath of the Wild - Revisited
Breath of the Wild - Revisited
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! Twitter: https://twitter.com/metadpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/metadpodcast/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs8LhMbixxYCrIvx1Dv5btw
01:46:14
May 05, 2017
Pokémon?
Pokémon?
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! Twitter: https://twitter.com/metadpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/metadpodcast/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs8LhMbixxYCrIvx1Dv5btw
01:05:55
April 28, 2017
MOBAs
MOBAs
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! Twitter: https://twitter.com/metadpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/metadpodcast/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs8LhMbixxYCrIvx1Dv5btw
01:30:03
April 21, 2017
The Elder Scrolls - Morrowind to Skyrim
The Elder Scrolls - Morrowind to Skyrim
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! Twitter: https://twitter.com/metadpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/metadpodcast/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs8LhMbixxYCrIvx1Dv5btw
01:27:22
April 14, 2017
The Animal Crossing Series - With Special Guest Sarah
The Animal Crossing Series - With Special Guest Sarah
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! Twitter: https://twitter.com/metadpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/metadpodcast/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs8LhMbixxYCrIvx1Dv5btw Sarah's Tumblr: http://songbirdsue.tumblr.com/
01:10:05
April 07, 2017
The Mass Effect Series: Then and Now
The Mass Effect Series: Then and Now
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! Twitter: https://twitter.com/metadpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/metadpodcast/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs8LhMbixxYCrIvx1Dv5btw We're Not Wizards: https://werenotwizards.podbean.com/
01:35:05
March 31, 2017
Board Games
Board Games
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). Twitter: https://twitter.com/metadpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/metadpodcast/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs8LhMbixxYCrIvx1Dv5btw We're Not Wizards: https://werenotwizards.podbean.com/
01:26:43
March 23, 2017
The Super Duper Mega Legend of Zelda Power Hour
The Super Duper Mega Legend of Zelda Power Hour
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. Twitter: https://twitter.com/metadpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/metadpodcast/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs8LhMbixxYCrIvx1Dv5btw
01:16:19
March 16, 2017
The Evolution of Arcades
The Evolution of Arcades
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! Twitter: https://twitter.com/metadpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/metadpodcast/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs8LhMbixxYCrIvx1Dv5btw
49:34
March 09, 2017
Minecraft
Minecraft
In this episode, Paul, Jimmy and Glen talk about the phenomenon that is Minecraft. We talk a lot about how Minecraft is endlessly entertaining at the base level of gameplay and how the multiplayer experience lends itself to stories of heroics. We liken Minecraft to the Illiad while still talking about legos. We also trashtalk endermen for a few minutes. Tune in! Twitter: https://twitter.com/metadpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/metadpodcast/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs8LhMbixxYCrIvx1Dv5btw
55:47
March 03, 2017
The Golden Age of 3D Platformers - With Special Guest Glen
The Golden Age of 3D Platformers - With Special Guest Glen
In this episode, Paul and Jimmy along with special guest Glen talk about the the golden age of 3D platformers. We find out that the genre of "3D platformers" no longer exists due to its pervasiveness throughout most modern 3D games. We also discuss the impact of these pioneers and how they've shaped a lot of future games. Glen talks about becoming a completionist and Paul shares stories about losing critical progress and losing hope in 3D platformers.  Twitter: https://twitter.com/metadpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/metadpodcast/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs8LhMbixxYCrIvx1Dv5btw
57:52
February 23, 2017
The Dark Souls Series - With Special Guest Daniel
The Dark Souls Series - With Special Guest Daniel
In this episode, Paul and Jimmy along with special guest Daniel talk about the Dark Souls Series. We talk a lot about how the games are crushingly hard but infinitely rewarding and why Daniel can't stop playing them. We also go on tangents about the Assassin's Creed series and quickly touch on why we haven't made a podcast since 2016! PRAISE THE SUN. Twitter: https://twitter.com/metadpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/metadpodcast/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs8LhMbixxYCrIvx1Dv5btw
01:00:01
February 12, 2017
Resident Evil 6 - A Resident Evil Retrospective
Resident Evil 6 - A Resident Evil Retrospective
In this episode, Paul and Jimmy discuss Resident Evil 6 as well as a look back on the Resident Evil series as a whole moving forward into the unknown for Resident Evil 7. Can they even stomach the action packed thrills of Resident Evil 6 or will they be consumed by the monotony of annoying enemies and lackluster story? Find out in this episode of Meta'd! Twitter: https://twitter.com/metadpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/metadpodcast/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs8LhMbixxYCrIvx1Dv5btw
01:03:06
December 03, 2016
Resident Evil 2 and 3 - With Special Guest Rio
Resident Evil 2 and 3 - With Special Guest Rio
In this episode, Paul and Jimmy along with special guest Rio talk about Resident Evil 2 and 3. We talk about the major changes of 2 and 3 from the first installment and the ever changing Resident Evil series as a whole. Twitter: https://twitter.com/metadpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/metadpodcast/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs8LhMbixxYCrIvx1Dv5btw
01:02:58
October 30, 2016
Resident Evil 4 - These times they are a'changing
Resident Evil 4 - These times they are a'changing
In this episode, Paul and Jimmy talk doors, diaries and Dead Space while speaking about Resident Evil 4. Listen in to find out more about this game and its impact on the series as well as what we believe to be an impact on gaming as a whole during the early 2000s.  Twitter: https://twitter.com/metadpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/metadpodcast/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs8LhMbixxYCrIvx1Dv5btw
48:31
October 22, 2016
Resident Evil 0 - Making a good prequel video game
Resident Evil 0 - Making a good prequel video game
In this episode, Paul and Jimmy talk about what makes Resident Evil 0 (not 2, yet!) stand out as a very strong game in the Resident Evil Series. Resident Evil 0, being a prequel to pre-existing games has a lot to draw from and uses all of its predecessors very well, listen in to hear more about what we have to say about this game! Twitter: https://twitter.com/metadpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/metadpodcast/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs8LhMbixxYCrIvx1Dv5btw
44:13
October 16, 2016
Resident Evil 1 - The Beginning of the Resident Evil Series
Resident Evil 1 - The Beginning of the Resident Evil Series
In this episode, Paul and Jimmy get spooked by a really well crafted zombie game and let the listener know just how big of an impact this game has had not just on the survival-horror genre but on video game storytelling as a whole.  Kicking off a new series with a bang, welcome to October and spooky times with one of the best zombie-killin' games of all time.  Twitter: https://twitter.com/metadpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/metadpodcast/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs8LhMbixxYCrIvx1Dv5btw
49:43
October 07, 2016
Ocarina Of Time
Ocarina Of Time
In this episode, Paul and Jimmy run from knife-wielding pineapples, code rocketry, and analyze one of their favorite games: The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time. Is it only good because of nostalgia or is there enough in Ocarina of Time to have it remain in the gaming hall of fame? Find out in this episode of Meta'd! Twitter: https://twitter.com/metadpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/metadpodcast/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs8LhMbixxYCrIvx1Dv5btw
48:28
September 09, 2016
Majora's Mask
Majora's Mask
In this episode, Paul and Jimmy analyze Majora's Mask and talk about why they like it so much. Twitter: https://twitter.com/metadpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/metadpodcast/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs8LhMbixxYCrIvx1Dv5btw
46:14
August 18, 2016
A Comparison of A Link to the Past & A Link Between Worlds
A Comparison of A Link to the Past & A Link Between Worlds
In this episode, Paul and Jimmy get their feet wet while talking about two similar games with a lot of history between them.  Twitter: https://twitter.com/metadpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/metadpodcast/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs8LhMbixxYCrIvx1Dv5btw
44:46
August 05, 2016
The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons & Ages
The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons & Ages
2022 Edit: Hey! Thanks for checking out this episode! Back in 2016 Paul and Jimmy had recently played through the Oracle games and were a bit salty about them. The main points in this episode go over how a remake should merge the games into one or a reboot should combine them but make a cohesive story that combines elements from both games. Ultimately it comes down to both games being good on their own but the experience of linking them together to get all the items and fight Ganon/Twinrova soured the experience for them by not adequately preparing them for boss fights with less than fair mechanics. Original post: In this episode of META'D, Paul and Jimmy battle trains and Twinrova to break down and analyze the two Gameboy Color games: Oracle of Ages & Oracle of Seasons.   Twitter: https://twitter.com/metadpodcast  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/metadpodcast/  Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs8LhMbixxYCrIvx1Dv5btw Intro/Outro Tunes: John Kim
37:25
July 29, 2016
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening
Welcome to the premiere episode of Meta'd! Meta-analysis of EVERYTHING!  This episode has been RE-EDITED for length, topic clarity, copyright, and just to be more cohesive and good (hopefully).  This episode we give a brief introduction to what we will be talking about on the podcast and talk about a favorite game of ours from Nintendo: The Legend of Zelda - Link's Awakening. Enjoy and please leave any feedback!  Background music by The Versions! Check them out on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/21Tp0aROiJGTa0BgFGsC6v Intro/Outro tunes by John Kim Twitter: https://twitter.com/metadpodcast  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/metadpodcast/  Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs8LhMbixxYCrIvx1Dv5btw
37:20
February 06, 2016