Kotaku Splitscreen
Kotaku Splitscreen
Oct 16, 2020
Splitscreen Goes to Hell
45 min

Got any SPF 10,000 sunscreen? Because this week Ash, Nathan, and Fahey are going straight to Hell. That’s right, Splitscreen descends into the depths of hell with discussions on our own personal video game hells, updates on the latest in hell news, and Nathan explains the Satanic Panic of games like Doom and Mortal Kombat like we're five-years-old.

Dev Game Club
Dev Game Club
Brett Douville and Tim Longo
DGC Ep 238: Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time (part three)
Welcome to Dev Game Club, where this week we continue our series on Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. We look at some of the snags around the Zora domain as well as its main dungeon, chat about mechanic literalization, and then Tim explodes a Lore Bomb. Dev Game Club looks at classic video games and plays through them over several episodes, providing commentary. Sections played: Until becoming the Hero of Time Issues covered: the undercurrent of masculine tropiness, the canonical relationship between Ruta and Link, not loving the Zora section, ignoring the critical path minigame, solving a puzzle in different ways, running around for an hour because of presentation, experience with the series hampering you, the usability problem presented by longevity, Tim connects the dots for Brett, not wanting to enter the Lost Woods, looking for another way to get a fish, not having the Rumble Pack, showcasing the rumble add-on, an elaborate fishing mini-game, the Game Cast 'Cast, whether or not the message in the bottle is misplaced, resolution changes between N64 and GameCube versions, bottles on the critical path, being misleading, the multiple uses for bottles, telling a parent when you're asked not to, getting sucked into the giant fish, watching the king scooch over, circuitous routes to map locations, difficulty with cause and effect and timing, lack of clarity with affordances, not knowing the distance you can throw Ruta, introducing a new element, another level inside a body, the ability to do organic stuff in textures, the mini-boss room, an unnecessary difficulty spike, the easier multi-stage boss with tentacles, failing mini-games and not wanting to repeat them, literalizing mechanics, upgrading without experience points, korok seeds in Breath of the Wild as a similar literalized mechanic, using the primary verbs to collect, the cutscene with Zelda and Sheik and Ganondorf, getting the Ocarina of Time, the Lore Bomb about the origin story of Ganon, overexplaining the lore, supporting differently abled gamers, bringing Zelda mechanics into musou games. Games, people, and influences mentioned or discussed: Big, Dark Souls, GameCube/Wii, Chris Hecker, World of Warcraft, Nintendo 64, Tomb Raider, System Shock 2, Thief, Pinocchio, Kingdom Hearts, Breath of the Wild, Far Cry 2, Assassin's Creed (series), Homer, Star Wars, future_Tarzan, Edgar Rice Burroughs (obliquely), Death Stranding, Metal Gear Solid (series), Johnny Pockets, Left 4 Dead 2, Sony, Microsoft, Valve, Age of Calamity, irreverentQ/Nolan Filter, Dynasty Warriors, Kirk Hamilton, Aaron Evers. Next time: Next two dungeons! Links: Blind Gamer Beats Ocarina of Time Interview with that Gamer Another Blind Gamer who Beat OoT Twitch: brettdouville, instagram:timlongojr, Twitter: @timlongojr and @devgameclub DevGameClub@gmail.com
1 hr 28 min
The MinnMax Show
The MinnMax Show
22 Hidden Gems, Predicting Game Of The Year, Immortals Fenyx Rising - The MinnMax Show
Episode Notes Welcome back to The MinnMax Show! We have a huge, fun episode for you this week as we're joined by friend of the show Jacob Geller to talk about Ubisoft's Immortals Fenyx Rising and how it compares to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Then we're joined by Ana Diaz and Leo Vader as we share (along with the community) our picks for the most underappreciated games of 2020. We also look at the nominees for The Game Awards' Game of the Year and pick the most likely winner. Then we answer questions submitted on Patreon by the community and award the iam8bit question of the week! You can win a prize and help make the show better by supporting us on Patreon and leaving a question! https://www.patreon.com/minnmax Check out Jacob Geller's YouTube channel here - https://bit.ly/2Vs3ezl To jump to a particular discussion, check out the timestamps below... 00:00:00 - Intro 00:04:16 - Announcing The Deepest Dive 00:07:37 - Immortals Fenyx Rising 00:35:39 - 22 hidden gems from 2020 00:36:40 - Tales From Off-Peak City Vol. 1 00:38:32 - Black Mesa 00:40:22 - Umurangi Generation 00:45:23 - The Walking Dead: Saints and Sinners 00:47:16 - Pumpkin Jack 00:47:46 - Carrion 00:49:26 - Treachery in Beatdown City 00:52:16 - Persona 5 Royal 00:54:58 - Rogue Company 00:58:01 - HyperDot 00:58:43 - Mýrdalssandur, Iceland 01:01:09 - If Found 01:04:04 - Kentucky Route Zero 01:06:30 - Until You Fall 01:09:51 - Littlewood 01:11:20 - UnderMine 01:11:46 - Manifold Garden 01:12:02 - Streets of Rage 4 01:12:28 - Among Trees 01:12:55 - Bug Fables 01:13:12 - CrossCode 01:13:48 - Paper Mario: The Origami King 01:14:48 - Noita 01:15:41 - Gears Tactics 01:17:03 - Community picks for 2020's underappreciated games * Ori and the Will of the Wisps * Spiritfarer * Legends of Runeterra * Factorio * Dreams * Ikenfell * Troubleshooter: Abandoned Children * Resident Evil 3 * Rune Factory 4 Special/The Longing * Crash Bandicoot 4 * Predator: Hunting Grounds * Super Mario 35 * Cloud Punk * Doom Eternal 01:31:21 - Predicting The Game Awards' Game of the Year 01:37:38 - Thanking MinnMax's biggest supporters 01:40:11 - Thanking iam8bit 01:42:02 - Community questions 02:24:27 - Get A Load Of This Ana's GALOT - https://twitter.com/LumpyTouch/status/1333459900819595265 Leo's GALOT - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDH140dLq5M Suriel's GALOT - https://twitter.com/NeilNevins/status/1329085500326510597?s=19 Hanson's GALOT - https://www.resetera.com/threads/john-garvin-and-jeff-ross-longtime-creative-and-game-directors-at-sony-bend-studio-have-both-departed-the-company.336513/ Community GALOT -https://kotaku.com/the-xbox-series-x-can-run-ps2-games-1845778669 Buy MinnMax merch here - https://minnmax.com/merch Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/minnmaxshow Go behind the scenes on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/minnmaxshow Follow us on Twitch - https://www.twitch.tv/minnmaxshow Please support us on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/minnmax Thanks to the following Patreon supporters for their generous support of MinnMax at the $50 tier! Get your name on the list right here - https://www.patreon.com/minnmax Synced Up Podcast Iam8bit Mirko Arico-Torreno Rich McLaughlin Zachary Pligge Rebekah Lang BeatenDownBrian mark seliga Jawarhello Ludwig Roque Andrew vala jesse vitelli SuperSeriousSam Ssnake24 Thomas Hoster Yarrow SpiralInYourEyes Richard Smuts Jt Fels Preetham Yarlagadda Clint Farley Spider_Dan Steve Bamdad SlyckNic
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