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!

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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E-Mail Us at: makemeagamerpodcast@gmail.com

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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HarveyZ on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ThaZIsSilent

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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!

Review: Death Stranding

In 2016 at E3, Hideo Kojima revealed the new game he was working on in fantastic fashion: a trailer of a naked Norman Reedus waking up next to a crying baby, the baby disappearing and covering Reedus in black tar, and Reedus standing up and looking out over an ocean at five floating figures. Death Stranding.

For the next three years until the game’s release this past November, “what is Death Stranding about?” has been a question continuously asked by enthusiasts in the gaming community. Later trailers did not do much to help clarify: from Mads Mikkelsen commanding troops in a sewer to Reedus witnessing an invisible monster carry another person away, the point and plot of the game was shrouded in complete mystery.

Well after 52 hours I’ve completed the story of Death Stranding so I can tell you what the game is about. I can also tell you, surprisingly, that a lot of the weirdness that was shown off in trailers actually makes sense in the context of the game. Kojima, if nothing else, managed something very few others are capable of: drumming up interest and intrigue for a brand new IP without revealing any of the plot, really.

But did he make a good game?

That’s what I’m about to review. I’m going to spoil some things about the game (although nothing major related to the story), so if you want to go into the game completely blind it’s probably a good idea to skip this. But for the rest of you, read on.

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Episode 51 – We’re Boomers Now

Are you looking for an ear feast before Thanksgiving (if you’re American)? Well Make Me A Gamer has you covered! Enjoy a brand new episode of TMan and HarveyZ doing what they do best: talking about games and getting random facts wrong!

WARNING: The first about 9 minutes contains the spoiler for The Mandalorian that you probably already know about as well as spoilers for Game of Thrones. Skip to 8:58 to miss all the spoiler related discussion.

This Week On Make Me A Gamer

Harvey Z Snaps: Pens vs. Pencils

Main Course #1: E-mail Questions from Overbob & The Google Stadia Launch

Make Me A Gamer Minute: Cuboid

Main Course #2: TMan’s Favorite Movies

TMan’s Game of the Week: Pokemon Sword

(This episode was recorded on November 21, 2019.)

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E-Mail Us at: makemeagamerpodcast@gmail.com

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

Episode 50 – I Have List Problems

Hey everyone! It’s episode 50 of Make Me A Gamer coming live to your earholes! We can’t believe we’ve made it this far, and to celebrate episode 50 we’re doing a throwback episode! Yes, that’s right, this week’s episode goes old-school as we recorded it back during our summer hiatus, and we’re releasing it as our 50th episode because we totally planned it like that, and it didn’t just happen to fall on a week where HarveyZ was busy and couldn’t record. Yup! Totally planned!

So join us for a throwback episode with no HarveyZ Snaps, no Game of the Week, no fun segments. Just unfiltered, chaotic discussion where we talk about weddings, Doctor Who, favorite TV shows, Harry Potter houses and what type of gamer each house would be, D&D alignments, and more! There’s also a fun throwback to TMan & HarveyZ discussing Fire Emblem Three Houses before it took over their lives! Enjoy this blast from the past and we’ll be back with up-to-date episodes next week!

(This episode was recorded on ????? 2019. Somewhere in July, before Fire Emblem came 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!

Episode 49 – Get Your Flu Shot

It’s Tuesday! Which means it’s time to make somebody a gamer! And maybe that person it you! Give us a listen and enjoy!

This Week On Make Me A Gamer

Harvey Z Snaps: WWE vs. AEW

Main Course #1: Topic Thunderdome (w/ news that’s happened the last few weeks); BlizzCon & Overwatch 2

Make Me A Gamer Minute: Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet

Main Course #2: Disco Elysium

HarveyZ’s Game of the Week: Overland

(This episode was recorded on November 7, 2019.)

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HarveyZ on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ThaZIsSilent

Make Me A Gamer on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/MakeMeAPodcast

E-Mail Us at: makemeagamerpodcast@gmail.com

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