It’s a brand new day and a brand new episode of Make Me A Gamer! If you’re off today, give us a listen as we take you on a timely adventure! We talk about the Microsoft/Bethesda buyout and what it means for the industry, TMan talks about Hades which reminds HarveyZ of a game called Herc’s Adventures, and then we explore the top 20 of the Countdown Cauldron, paving the way for the final top 10 of TMan’s favorite games from the 2010-2019 decade. It’s rootin’, it’s tootin’, and fuck Christopher Columbus – that isn’t really related to the episode but I wanted to say it anyway. Enjoy!
It’s time for a low-key, low brainpower episode as TMan and HarveyZ discuss news from *checks notes* a month ago. Anyway, first TMan explains the whole PS5 reveal and preorder fiasco, then TMan breaks down the reasons behind the Washington Justice’s winning streak in the OWL playoff tournament. Finally TMan & HarveyZ explore the idea of “walking simulators” and what they mean, and whether they like them or not. Also, TMan apologizes for his low energy in this podcast because he was having a very sluggish day when this was recorded. Enjoy!
Sorry there wasn’t an episode last week but we’re making up for it with a brand new episode for your earholes on a Monday morning! Give it a listen as TMan talks about his experience with Marvel’s Avengers, we blaze through the 20s in the Countdown Cauldron, and then we host the first ever PUBZ Gauntlet! What is that? Listen to the episode and find out! It’s fun, we promise!
Hello everyone! TMan had what you might call “A Week” and even “A Weekend” so he didn’t get around to editing the latest episode. However, he did think it would be easy to put together a compilation of some of his favorite moments from the first year of Make Me A Gamer! (Spoiler: it wasn’t easy, but whatever.) Long story short, next week we’ll return to your regularly scheduled episodes, but this week sit back, relax, and enjoy some of TMan’s favorite highlights from the first year of this podcast.
Avengers has been out for a little over a week, and I’ve already put a ton of time into it. Normally when I review a game it takes a while for me to complete it so it’s not really within the release window. However this game got its hooks in me and really drew me in for better or for worse, so not only have I already finished the main story campaign, but I have already went through a lot of the post-campaign content. The only thing I haven’t actually done is try to play online multiplayer because as of right now the multiplayer matchmaking is still hit or miss.
The easiest way to describe Crystal Dynamics’ Avengers game is that it’s a game recreating Marvel’s Civil War with its gameplay. There are two styles/genres that are constantly fighting each other for supremacy – a fast-paced, character-action brawler vs. a multiplayer grind game as a service. The developers tried their best to blend the styles seamlessly, but both intrude on the other in significant ways. I personally prefer character-action brawler over the daily grind, but have learned to accept the parts I find tiresome just to have fun with the mechanics that excite me.
There is a lot more to dive into with regards to this game though, so let’s start from the beginning with the story campaign. There will be minor spoilers for the story so if you haven’t completed it yet, this is your warning.
Hey! Yo! Yo! Hey! We’re back in your ears for the 70th episode of Make Me A Gamer! And it’s a good one! First TMan and HarveyZ discuss the Epic vs. Apple legal slap battle that’s been going on the last few weeks, and then they answer some questions that they didn’t have a chance to get to last week. Questions like: “how do you find games similar to ones you already know you like” and “what’s the deal with monks, anyway?” Then they end the episode with a short look back on some of their favorite Make Me A Gamer moments – because it’s been two years! How time flies when you’re having fun! Enjoy!
Do not panic. Do not adjust your sets. Welcome…to the HarveyZ Zone.
This extra “nice” episode is purely in the hands of HarveyZ and TMan is just along for the ride. Join us both as we first venture into some medical studies regarding video games! Then HarveyZ challenges TMan to a new game he created called the Tower of Babel, and we finish with answering a question that totally wasn’t the result of HarveyZ hunting someone down and making them ask it.
We hope you enjoy this reversal of our format – we both had a blast recording it!
A day late, but not a dollar short (because we make no money off of this)! Another episode of Make Me A Gamer is live and ready for a listen! In this week’s episode, TMan’s brain takes a vacation as he talks about Fall Guys and the second season of Telltale’s Batman series. We also get to two more games from the Countdown Cauldron and answer a good question from the e-mail question bucket!
So for this article I wanted to highlight something crazy that happened on Wednesday of this week. A mass viral sensation occurred when a well-known streamer was bad at a recently popular game.
If you haven’t heard of Fall Guys, it’s the latest multiplayer stream game phenomenon to hit the internet. A lot of streamers are playing it and a lot of non-streamers are also enjoying playing it. It’s a simple multiplayer game that turns the battle royale premise on its heads – instead of a bunch of people shooting each other until they’re the last person standing, it’s a bunch of beans competing in game show-like obstacle courses and other silly activities until they’re the last bean standing. If you’ve seen Wipeout or Takeshi’s Castle, think that, but with weird bean guys.
It’s pretty simple and fun for anyone to enjoy and also happens to be free on PS4 if you have PS+. It’s the perfect maelstrom of people still being stuck indoors along with simple mechanics in a fun wrapper. It’s kid-friendly and super easy to market and draw appeal. And since summer is desolate for new games in the best of times, of course this’ll take off in popularity.
But this isn’t just about Fall Guys’ surge into the mainstream. This is about one specific streamer’s quest for a single win.
We said we were back and we meant it! Another episode of Make Me A Gamer is making it to your earholes right now! No use backing out now so might as well give us a listen!
This week we get into a vehement discussion about cursing, answer a few overdue questions from our inbox about zombies and immersion, and then do a large, rapid-fire dip into the Countdown Cauldron as TMan talks about quite a few games from his top 100 list of the decade, which includes: