It’s a new episode! This week’s episode was recorded the day after American election when tensions were still kinda high and everyone was still a little stressed. So we recorded a low-key episode where TMan introduces HarveyZ to one of the worst plot twists in video game history, HarveyZ talks about the reality television he’s been watching to relax, TMan talks about what games he’s been playing to relax, and HarveyZ had a little bit of schadenfreude about watching a streamer fail at a game from his childhood. Good times! Hope you enjoy!
We’re back with another episode of Make Me A Gamer! This week starts off with a lively discussion about music which leads to a discussion about video game music! Then TMan and HarveyZ have an unintentional spooky episode where they discuss their progress in Stasis and the two games TMan has been playing recently: Darkest Dungeon and Dead By Daylight. They end with a contemplative chat about the nature of playing video games you don’t necessarily like right away, but still feel compelled to play for some reason. Enjoy!
It’s time for the countdown to end! This week’s Make Me A Gamer is when TMan (finally!) reveals his top 10 games of the last decade. You’ve been listening, you’ve been waiting, and now it’s here! An episode dedicated entirely to TMan’s list obsession! What games are TMan’s favorites from the years 2010-2019? Listen and find out as he counts them all down with HarveyZ! Enjoy!
(This episode was recorded a long time ago, whoops.)
So there was an episode on Friday, and now there’s a new episode on Monday! We at Make Me A Gamer adhere to absolutely no schedule whatsoever and just post new episodes whenever they’re finished in the editing booth! (We should really work on that.) Anyway! It’s almost Halloween time which means TMan and HarveyZ are spending an entire spoooooooky episode talking about zombies! We start off the episode with a fun game of “Is This A Real Zombie Game?” where TMan quizzes HarveyZ on game titles with “Dead” in them, some of which are completely made up! Play along and see if you can beat HarveyZ! Then they both get into discussions about zombie games, movies, television, and all sorts of zombie-related trivia. Enjoy and have a safe and happy Halloween!
It’s time for another episode of Make Me A Gamer! This one is a little more timely! We’ve pushed back another recorded episode in favor of doing a quick editing turnaround for the one recorded this Wednesday. TMan & HarveyZ talk about Among Us and the stream earlier this week where AOC joined some popular Twitch streamers in playing the game. And one thing leads to another and we end up talking a little about politics (vote Joe Biden). We also talk about a spooky-ish game we were trying to play and review together for October but ended up getting stuck really early on. We hope you enjoy this episode and if you’re American, don’t forget to vote (for Joe Biden)!
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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.