What’s this? Two episodes of Make Me A Gamer in one week? It must be a Christmas miracle! TMan and HarveyZ got together to record a shorter, bonus episode (although it didn’t end up nearly as short as intended) to talk about their favorite games from 2018. HarveyZ talks about the one game he played that was released in 2018, and then TMan gives out the first ever Manatee awards for his games of the year! We hope you enjoy, and we’ll see you all in the new year! (This episode was recorded December 18th, 2018.)
On this episode of Make Me A Gamer, TMan and HarveyZ get their hands dirty to discuss a lot of gaming news. They talk about Super Smash Bros Ultimate and the policemen who settled it in Smash, the Playstation Classic and the ethics of emulators, and Fallout 76’s many controversies and failures. They also compare Pokemon teams (TMan’s from Let’s Go and HarveyZ from way back in Red/Blue) and finish up with The Game Awards and the Persona series. (This episode was recorded December 11th, 2018.)
On this week’s episode of Make Me A Gamer, TMan and HarveyZ talk about a few of their favorite games. They get to Final Fantasy Tactics, Chrono Trigger, and Brutal Legend, and also talk about a recent game they played together called Oh Sir! The Insult Simulator. Then they reminisce about playing Age of Mythology in college, talk a little bit about their adventures in recording Let’s Plays for YouTube, and HarveyZ shares a harrowing experience from a trip abroad. (This episode was recorded October 6th, 2018.)
So TMan overestimated his ability to edit a full episode after returning from his vacation, but never fear! He’s not going to let a Tuesday go by without an update! So here’s your first bonus content from the Make Me A Gamer crew: the much talked about, long-awaited Episode Zero! That’s right, you get to hear TMan and HarveyZ’s humble beginning, before they even knew what their podcast was going to be called. The scheduled episode will be coming later this week, but for now enjoy this look back into our past!
On this week’s episode of Make Me a Gamer, TMan and HarveyZ forego topical news to discuss some games they’ve been playing. HarveyZ has another XCOM 2 update, and TMan’s been playing Hitman 2 and a mobile game called Piffle. We also talk a little bit about Lady Gaga playing Bayonetta before diving into a very spoiler-filled discussion of The Stanley Parable, which both TMan AND HarveyZ had a chance to play before the podcast! (This episode was recorded November 27th.)
NOTE: For about thirty seconds at the 37 minute mark of the podcast, you may hear some audio disturbance. Do not panic, do not adjust your set: it was part of the podcast that was unable to be edited out as TMan is not a professional audio editor yet. There are a few other audio errors within the podcast but hopefully not as noticeable.
On this week’s episode of Make Me A Gamer, TMan and HarveyZ have an unusually focused episode where they do a deep dive into Assassin’s Creed Odyssey and the Assassin’s Creed series as a whole. They do get on a few of their trademark tangents, though, including discussing magicians, sex scenes in video games, and….John Leguizamo’s The Pest? (This episode was recorded on October 13th.)
On this episode of Make Me A Gamer, TMan and HarveyZ start off with some more excellent adventures in XCOM 2. Then they go over some Overwatch League news and cover Square Enix’s unfortunate Final Fantasy XV conference. After that, they get a little reflective when they talk about Stan Lee’s passing before ending on a discussion about the new Detective Pikachu trailer and other video game movies. (This episode was recorded November 13th, 2018.)