THE SEASON 2 PREMIER of the Boss Battle Gamecast is here! Yes the long wait is over and we’re excited to bring you a new line up of guests, awesome boss battles and great stories. We kick things off in Episode 44, my lucky number, with friend and fellow fitness expert, Scott Herman, founder and CEO of muscularstrength.com. We get the party started with things like completionism in games, the famous question “how much do you bench bro”, fun fitness banter, online gaming, and who would win in smash bros. Can Scott use his physique to out lift the boss of the week, Phanto from Super Mario Bros 2?
And we’re back this week with a rockin episode! I bring on friend and “rival” podcaster Efosa Okundaye the host of The Chronicles of Gamers podcast. In this episode we break down how to podcast and talk about video games. Why? Because it’s what we do! We also have a fun segment along the lines of Efosa’s show called “The top things to complain about in video games” and we definitely voice our opinions. Come sit back relax and enjoy the old school video game talk with some new school tips on how to get out there in the video game content space!
The Boss Battle Gamecastis in full effect with our challenger/guest this week, Rick Davidson, the Game Career Coach! He drops knowledge on how to make money in the gaming industry and being a professional! Does he have the sage-like wisdom to overcome the Boss of the week, Kane from Command and conquer?
VIDEO GAMES ARE LIKE DRUUUUUGS…..yeah we said it….ok not really, we don’t want to start another early nineties “video games and violence” movement but there’s no question they’re addicting! Our guests this week are Daniel Doan (CEO) and Raquel Hayner (Director of Marketing Systems) from Black Shell Media, a marketing company dedicated to helping indie developers get their games out to you! We’ve roped them into a hard hitting episode where we tackle two serious issues: Racism on the internet and gaming community in the aftermath of the Dreamhack Hearthstone Tournament livestream as well as Apple’s censorship in games because they don’t like the content! We talk about other stuff too of course like: How to make a game addicting, live action video game movies, giant pancakes, astrophysics, Tencent’s new game console, how to market your game and much more! Can our team apply enough SPF to defeat our boss of the week the Angry Sun from Mario Bros 3?
A little different episode this week! No guest, but Jon and Ted are in the house together as always with weekly shenanigans. This week we discuss the PlayStation 4.5, Ted get’s quizzed on NES sound tracks, we do a Ted’s Top List, all leading up to our discussion of “Ready Player One” by Ernest Cline. There will be spoilers!
What’s this “Best Of Recap” thing we’re talking about? Ok every 15 episodes or so we plan on doing a recap or best of show that highlights our guests, the awesome people in the industry and their contributions, as well as great moments on the show. Basically we do it because it’s really fun. This is the first volume which recaps episodes 0, where jon and I talk about ourselves and you get to know us, all the way to episode 12 last week.
We’re going to highlight
1. John and I and the beginning
2. We talk football a lot – Great football talk moments
3. Interviews – We have a variety of guests from different backgrounds all working towards success in the gaming industry
4. The Best Boss Battles – **SPOILERS**
5. A couple of the best topics of the week
6. Some Random funny moments
Merry Christmas Eve!!! The long wait is over and Santa is loading up his sleigh! Hope you’ve been good so he can bring you all the games and accessories your little heart desires! In the meantime we sit down with Mitchell Cole, CEO and Founder of FANatics Gaming to chat about his reviews website and gaming discount service. We also talk about Christmas (of course), blueberry french toast, Star Wars, BBQ!!!, holiday wish lists, our letters to video game Santa, Rick Fox, The Mark Cuban Esports League, Canada sucking? , and the new Kojimi Productions. Dr. Robotnik is in the house to challenge Mitch during our boss battle. Can Mitch throw down and out wit this evil Genius?
Oh how we love Thanksgiving. By far the best holiday of the year! What other day do you get an excuse to eat yourself sick and lounge around watching football and playing video games! This week’s guest is Chase Bethea, Game composer and sound engineer. We talk Thanksgiving day strategy using spreadsheets and analytics, blizzard’s new branding, Mark Cuban thinks esports are legit and is F***ing psyched, creating adult video game nostalgia, how to hand create sounds in a video game, our favorite thanks giving stories, tips on how to play open world games, bowel movements in Target as well how many times you should go #2 in a day….wait what? Yes, did we mention this is a show LOOSLEY about video games? After all that talk and laughter can Chase stop the laughter of the boss this week, the Joker?
The Broncos lost last week and Jon is sad but there’s no time to be upset! Games are out! Fallout 4, Rise of the Tomb Raider, and Starcraft II: Legacy of the Void are here and you can play them! Our guest this week is Ed Moore, UX/UI designer and veteran of the game development industry. We talk about eye poking cheap shots in football, Bruno mars, tortilla Chips, ice cream, Pulp fiction, indieapocalypse, and of course Lil’ John!...YEAH!!...OK!!!...WHAT!! This week’s boss is Zeus from the God of War franchise. Does Ed have the skills to resist the all mighty power and take down Zeus?