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Aug 30, 2020
Ep. 148 - GaaS Redirects Here
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It is only through playing Sonic R-Kam Knight that you realize: everyone is a person. Opening and closing theme created by Kurt Feldman.

Questions this week:

  1. BGDCOAT (02:22)
  2. Lies, Damn Lies, and Not Actually Playing Video Games (10:25)
  3. Favorite Trains (16:00)
  4. Copy These Game Designs (21:35)
  5. Cloneverwatch Character (26:19)
  6. Best Overshadowed Game Question by Patreon Supporter Dracula Is Behind You! (34:17)
  7. Dream Features for the Switch Update 2021 (40:16)
  8. What we wish "games as service" meant (45:58)
  9. The appropriate time for realism (52:00)
  10. "The Day The Clown Cried" of Video Games (56:15)

LIGHTNING ROUND: DND Alignment Chart for Video Games (1:03:45)

Dev Game Club
Dev Game Club
Brett Douville and Tim Longo
DGC Ep 232: Vampire the Masquerade Bloodlines (part two)
Welcome to Dev Game Club, where this week we continue our series on Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines, from 2004. We talk especially about level and design density and the world structure, as well as tidbits of our playthroughs and of course, our names! Dev Game Club looks at classic video games and plays through them over several episodes, providing commentary. Sections played: Through Downtown Issues covered: picking your character's name, insane vampires, the disposition of White Wolf, jokes that are timeless or not, having special abilities in dialog, how many clans there are, the way Malkavians speak, why you might play this game multiple times, level and design density in Santa Monica, quest and interaction density and opportunities in the world, staying on top of the side quests for XP, sprawl in 2D RPGs, knowing who to talk to, width rather than depth, discrete-ness of locations in other RPGs vs high degrees of interconnectedness, doors in video games, density of opportunity, limited depth of systems, lack of soft failure, sum of parts/grotty fish stew, inherent limitations of CRPGs vs tabletops, being able to take over a guard's mind, taking a cab to downtown vs having to use the sewers, how a cutscene had to be built, when it is safe to feed, combat and bosses pushed, checking out the license plates, computers in the game, the "aesthetic," the generational challenge, threading the needle of a particular vibe, doubling down on being the "adult RPG," cyberpunk and Cyberpunk, marketing/authoring missteps, cyberpunk's moment and playing a role at a time, timeless ideas and settings vs narrower ones, talking through things with people, how good the faces look, really good voice acting, the split personality sisters as an example of something that doesn't play well, handling women poorly, scummy characters, being scared by atmospherics, good camera shake in 2004, the quality of the Ocean Hotel, failing or not failing a quest, liking to feel smart, meeting Bertie Tung, enjoying the warehouse (or not), giving an old woman a heart attack, each player having their own high points, expectations of dialog vs systems, spending a lot of time reading, new areas on the website, the timeline, how long games are, being into MMOs, talking yourself into playing the game again, fine control in character creation, vectors for narrative, setting the scene with the question-based character creator, working around the limitations of being a Nosferatu (as a designer), having to pay attention to the dialogue. Games, people, and influences mentioned or discussed: Enola Holmes, White Wolf Publishing, CCP, Onyx Press, Paradox Interactive, Ian Watson, Vampire: The Requiem, Johnny Carson, Baldur's Gate (series), Wasteland 2, Planescape: Torment, GTA III, Deus Ex, Eidos Montreal, BioWare, Mass Effect, The Elder Scrolls (series), Fallout 3, Rubik's Cube, Prey, Dishonored (series), Hitman (series), Ken Levine, Half-Life 2, Twilight, True Blood, Charlaine Harris, Leonard Boyarsky, Cyberpunk, The Witcher 3, William Gibson, Bruce Sterling, Dungeons & Dragons, Robert Forster, Quentin Tarantino, Alien: Isolation, The Shining, Warren Spector, AwwwwwwYeahhhh, Conor, Final Fantasy IX, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, Eternal Darkness, Johnny Grattan, Ben "from Iowa" Zaugg, Glenn Corpes, Mikael, Ultima (series), Kirk Hamilton, Aaron Evers. Next time: Through Hollywood! Twitch: brettdouville, instagram:timlongojr, Twitter: @timlongojr and @devgameclub DevGameClub@gmail.com
1 hr 21 min
Player One Podcast
Player One Podcast
Player One Podcast
728: But I Want My System Wars
This week! The PS5 user interface reveal, party chat problems, Analogue’s new Duo system, Sega’s 60th anniversary games, Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit, prepping for next-gen, Home Postmortem Edition, and much, much more. Join us, won’t you? Links of interest: * Schitt’s Creek * Letterkenny * Trailer Park Boys * Party Down * Corner Gas * Sega celebrates their 60th with free games * Tim Dawson Twitter thread * Analogue announces Duo * Sony details the PS5’s UI * PS4 system update 8.0 * Sony explains party chat changes * How long to beat * Spider-Man PS5 load times * Game Informer Spidey footage * Home Postmortem Edition * HDMI switcher CJ bought * Greg’s Mario Kart Live Home Circuit stream * Mario Kart Live pets * Phil’s Mega Man purchase * Arcade 1up infinity game table Kickstarter * Happy Happy Joy Joy documentary * Greg Sewart’s Extra Life Page * The Player One Podcast t-shirt * The Player One Podcast mug * ResetEra Player One Podcast Topic * Player One Podcast Discord * Greg Streams on Twitch * The Pioneer LaserActive - Generation 16 Episode #121 * Add us in Apple Podcasts Check out Greg's web series Generation 16 - click here. And take a trip over to Phil's YouTube Channel to see some awesome retro game vids. Own an iPhone/iPod touch? We've got an app for that--the Player One Podcast player app is available now. Play shows new and old, read show notes, access the show Twitter, website, email, and more! Click here to download. Follow us on twitter at twitter.com/p1podcast. Thanks for listening! Don't forget to visit our new web site at www.playeronepodcast.com. Running time: 2:12:52
2 hr 13 min
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