Episode 29 – A Roguelike For Your Ears

After some schedule pinball, Make Me A Gamer is back on Tuesdays! We start off this episode with a rare, completely unedited audio intro just as a quick look to see what Make Me A Gamer sounds like behind the scenes pre-editing. Then TMan gets into his adventures at PAX East, talking about video games like Sparklite and Creature in the Well, and board games such as Shifting Squares and Visitor. HarveyZ talks about his experience QA testing a board game, and then they both discuss the upcoming Genesis Mini and finally getting to play the new Toejam & Earl game! We hope you enjoy! (This episode was recorded on April 4, 2019.)

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Bonus Episode – MCU Bracket Madness (AKA Dogs Poop Outside)

Welcome to another bonus episode of Make Me A Gamer! This was originally scheduled to go up last week while TMan was taking a break after PAX East, but instead you get it this week! This week’s regular scheduled episode will be coming as well!

For this bonus episode, as a follow-up to Episode 28’s Movie Franchise March Madness, TMan made a bracket of all the movies of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, excluding the two Ant-Mans since HarveyZ hasn’t seen them. HarveyZ goes through each match-up and crowns the best movie of the MCU, and TMan throws his opinions into the mix as well. No video games on this bonus, but a whole lot of movie talk! We hope you enjoy this slight tangent! (This episode was recorded March 21, 2019.)

TMan on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/tmanplaysgames

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

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

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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 28 – Crusaders of the Lost Grail (Movie Franchise March Madness)

On this week’s episode of Make Me A Gamer, TMan continues talking about Battletech as it’s his current favorite game. Meanwhile, HarveyZ has been playing more XCOM 2: War of the Chosen and wonders if his style of play says something about him as a gamer and a person. Then they both discuss their feelings on the Phoenix Point/Epic Games Store controversy of recent weeks before diving headfirst into a movie franchise March Madness bracket that unearths some surprising opinions on movie franchises for the both of them! We hope you enjoy! (This episode was recorded March 14th, 2019.)

TMan on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/tmanplaysgames

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

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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 27 – No Font Pics, Please

This week on Make Me A Gamer, TMan and HarveyZ have a debate on the merits of mustard and mayo before discussing the leaked Sonic the Hedgehog design from the upcoming live-action movie. This leads into a discussion on video game movies and other movies in general that they both enjoy. TMan ends the episode by talking a little bit about Battletech, the latest game he’s been having a lot of fun with. (This episode was recorded March 7th, 2019.)

*NOTE: Due to a technical oversight, the last part of this episode was cut off and so it ends kind of abruptly. Thankfully, not much was lost except for the usual outro so please check out our links below to find us other places on the internet!

TMan on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/tmanplaysgames

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

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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 26 – LEEEEROOOOOOY BAPTISTE!

Sorry for the day delay, but here’s this week’s promised episode of Make Me A Gamer! There’s a lot of news to cover in this edition, so TMan and HarveyZ discuss Reggie Fils-Aime’s retirement, the new starter Pokemon, the new Overwatch hero, and THQ Nordic’s weird and ill-advised AMA. Then to top it all off, they get back to their roots and share XCOM 2 stories and TMan gushes about his new obsession: Battletech! We hope you enjoy! (This episode was recorded February 28th, 2019.)

TMan on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/tmanplaysgames

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!

Some Podcast Recommendations!

The latest episode of the Make Me A Gamer podcast was delayed and won’t be coming out today. No problems with editing or anything like that this time – I was just really, really tired, and my brain was not functioning in a capacity conducive to audio editing. So the podcast will be delayed by a day, but should be out tomorrow!

In place of myself and Harvey Z’s wonderful podcast, here are a few other podcasts I listen to that amuse me and make me happy. A lot of these were the inspiration for my own podcast, so here’s me giving some suggestions for you to fill your time until the next episode of Make Me A Gamer comes out!

Make Me A Gamer – Okay, am I cheating putting my own podcast first? Sure, but just in case you got this far and somehow DIDN’T know – I host a weekly podcast with my friend HarveyZ where we talk about video games and all sorts of other random stuff that comes to mind! There may not be a new episode today, but there’s twenty-five old episodes plus some extra content just waiting for you to give them a listen!

The Dollop – A comedic American history podcast hosted by Dave Anthony and Gareth Reynolds. Dave tells a story from American history that Gareth knows nothing about. They’re often very funny and very enlightening from a historical perspective. The first podcast I ever listened to.

Waypoint Radio – Waypoint is a division of Vice that focuses on a more nuanced side of gaming, taking into account politics, culture, and emotions as well as if a game is fun to play. Their podcast is very entertaining and they talk about a wide variety of topics, not just limited to video games.

What’s Good Games – The three ladies behind this gaming podcast are amazing and relentlessly positive. They sum up weekly news in the gaming industry and talk about games they’ve played and were a huge inspiration for me to start Make Me a Gamer. I highly recommend listening to them as they (and their community) are wonderful people.

What a Time to Be Alive – This podcast is three comedians counting down five of the weirdest, funniest stories that happened in general news this week. They’re hilarious and often having me laughing out loud at work as I listen to their antics. I’ve never not been in a good mood after listening to them.

Sneak Attack! – A D&D podcast done by five regular ol’ friends and the other big inspiration for Make Me A Gamer. This link takes you to their new Volume 2, but they have the completed first campaign Volume 1 available as well. Even if you don’t know D&D, everyone on this podcast is hilarious and entertaining, and the overall story leads to some great moments.

372 Pages We’ll Never Get Back – If you want a little homework to do with your podcast listening, this is the podcast for you. Conor Lastowka and Mike Nelson from Rifftrax find a really, really bad book and each week they go through a section of it and take it apart with hilarious results. It started with Ready Player One but has moved on to some really, really awful tales, but it’s worth it if you can enjoy making fun of awful writing.

Humans Who Make Games – I just started listening to this, but this is a great series done by Adam Conover where he interviews game developers about the ins and outs of video game development. Fun and informative, just like Adam Ruins Everything!

Episode 25 – Even The Pros Stupid (An Overwatch League Episode)

Welcome to another episode of Make Me A Gamer! It just so happened that when we recorded this, it was at the exact same time that the Washington Justice were playing the London Spitfire in Overwatch League. Since TMan and HarveyZ are both fans of the Justice, they ended up multitasking and talking about Overwatch League and Overwatch in general for basically the entire episode while watching the game! TMan goes into detail explaining some of the finer points of strategy and new & old Overwatch metas to HarveyZ. This was a bit of an experiment, but we hope it turned out fun, entertaining, and informative! We hope you enjoy! (This episode was recorded February 21st, 2019.)

TMan on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/tmanplaysgames

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!