Episode 55 – …Or Die Trying

Helllooooooo everybody! It’s 2020 and we’re back with the first Make Me A Gamer episode of the new year! Hooray! Give us a listen, you won’t regret it!

We also have a Discord now! The link is at the bottom! If you want to join our Discord, give it a click! It’s a little barebones right now but TMan’s working on making it awesome!

This Week On Make Me A Gamer

Harvey Z Snaps: Housecats vs. Automated Vacuums

Main Course #1: What TMan’s Been Playing: Ori and the Blind Forest, Cosmic Star Heroine, Phantom Doctrine, and Ring Fit Adventure

Make Me A Gamer Minute: The Unholy War

Main Course #2: Video Game Trivia! TMan Vs. HarveyZ, Who’ll Come Out On Top?!

TMan’s Game of the Week: None

(This episode was recorded on January 5, 2020.)

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As always, thank you so much for listening and please leave us ratings and feedback however you’re listening to our podcast!

The 2019 Manatees – Written Companion

So if you haven’t listened yet, last week myself and my partner in crime HarveyZ recorded our Game of the Year podcast where I handed out my Manatees for 2019. In that I outlined my top 5 games of the year and talked a little bit about each. Like last year, I also wanted to put up a companion blog post to add some written words about why I enjoyed each game and also flesh out the games to a full top 10 and a few Honorable Mentions.

Most of these are going to be games I’ve talked about already this year, but a few are games that I always meant to talk about but slipped through the cracks (at least on the writing and podcast side). I hope you enjoy this last blog post of 2019 and I’ll see you in the new year with all sorts of new games, posts, and ideas!

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TMan & HarveyZ Cut A Promo For 2020

HEY! YOU! LISTEN TO THIS! TMan and HarveyZ are cutting a promo for 2020! They think! This was weird and unscripted! 2020 resolutions for the podcast! Yes! Thank you for listening! Make Me A Gamer 2020! Vote for us! In something! Yes!

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Thank you!!! Again!! Really thanks so much!!!

Episode 54 – The 2019 Manatees!!

2019 is ending, and HarveyZ has actually played more than one video game released this year! It’s a cause for celebration and list ordering! It’s time for the 2019 MANATEES!!

This episode we dive into TMan and HarveyZ’s Games of the Year. We also talk about HarveyZ’s runner-up and the other four games that make up TMan’s top 5. What are they? Listen to this episode, the last episode of Make Me A Gamer in 2019, and find out!

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As always, thank you so much for listening and please leave us ratings and feedback however you’re listening to our podcast! Happy holidays and a happy new year! May 2020 bring you joy, happiness, and plenty more video games!

Episode 53 – TMan’s T-Plans For Life

We’re closing in on the end of the year! This is probably the final regular Make Me A Gamer podcast of 2019, please enjoy our special brand of insanity!

This Week On Make Me A Gamer

Harvey Z Snaps: Sweet vs. Savory

Main Course #1: PAX Unplugged Post-Mortem; Gaming News (I Am Jesus Christ, MLB The Show going multi-platform, new Bioshock in development)

Make Me A Gamer Minute: ‘Splosion Man

Main Course #2: Children of Morta & Slay the Spire

TMan’s Game of the Week: Slay the Spire

(This episode was recorded on December 12, 2019.)

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As always, thank you so much for listening and please leave us ratings and feedback however you’re listening to our podcast!

Movie Theory: Return to The Last Jedi

This weekend I watched The Last Jedi for only the second time – and the first since I originally saw it opening weekend in theaters. I’d stayed away from it because, well let’s face it, Star Wars discourse has gotten heavy over the last two years. I’d enjoyed the movie and for a bit was a hell-or-high water defender against the trolls. But eventually it wears you down and my enthusiasm for everything Star Wars diminished. I wrote posts on my initial feelings on The Last Jedi and about some of the harassment that Kelly Marie Tran faced last year.

But between The Mandalorian and Jedi: Fallen Order this year I’ve gotten the Star Wars bug again. So going into episode 9 I thought I’d refresh myself and rewatch The Last Jedi to see how I felt about it two years later. And I’m pleased to report that it’s still a good movie. In fact, it’s a great movie.

Let’s dig in, shall we? (Spoilers for The Last Jedi, obviously.)

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The Force Awakens: Repost

A few weeks after The Force Awakens released in 2015,  I wrote a blog post summarizing my thoughts on it for a different blog. As The Rise of Skywalker is about to hit theaters on Friday, I thought it would be pertinent to look back at my feelings on it. I’m reposting it in its entirety, unedited, here to start what will hopefully be a week of Star Wars blogging leading up to the movie’s release on Friday.

So here’s a look back at what I wrote in January 2016. Tomorrow I’ll be sharing my thoughts on The Last Jedi after I rewatched it this weekend, then on Wednesday and Thursday I will be talking about The Mandalorian and Jedi: Fallen Order. I’ll probably have thoughts on Episode 9 as well, but likely not until the new year as I’ve waited a bit after each movie before posting my thoughts. Anyway, enjoy this blast from my writing past:

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