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The Konami Code: Old Developers, New Developments

September 24th, 2015

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On the eve of the "Nintendo Quest" team's hometown screening in London, Ontario, the guys discuss the importance of the screening and their feelings as the hour approaches. Glenn uses the recent news regarding Konami's changing business model to lead a discussion about the new roles some golden-age developers and publishers are finding in the modern game industry. Is this a bad thing? Have others made successful transitions? And what does it mean for the classic video game market? Plus, Jay brushes up on his British accent to prepare for a special visitor.

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On The Level: Building Virtual Playgrounds

September 17th, 2015

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In the wake of the release of "Super Mario Maker", Glenn leads the guys in a conversation about level design and world-building. What game stages made the strongest connections with Jay and Rob? How does design tie into narrative, and how does one impact the other? What are the challenges in building an open world, a multiplayer map, or a shared universe for an MMO? Plus, Rob runs down some of Gamercast's newest Patreon content, and Jay talks about the epic pre-screening party for the upcoming hometown screening of "Nintendo Quest".

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Holiday Hype: The Fall Game Rush, Continued

September 10th, 2015

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Building on last episode's discussion about the beginning of the always-crazy fall gaming season, Rob uses his recent visit to Gamestop Expo to dish some details on some anticipated titles. Glenn asks the guys about holidays past, which big-name titles lived up to the hype, and which seemingly can't-miss games missed the mark. Plus, Jay gets excited about Force Friday, and Rob builds some hype of his own for the upcoming hometown screening of "Nintendo Quest". **For extended versions of all of our episodes, contribute to our Patreon campaign at patreon.com/gamercast!**

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Raising (the Dead in) Arizona

September 3rd, 2015

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The GamerCast crew braves illness and exhaustion to bring you a recap of Rob's solo, sickness-infested trek to Arizona for the latest Nintendo Quest Power Tour screening! The guys also talk up the sure-to-be-epic hometown screening in London, Ontario in late September, then tackle the flood of new releases arriving in the coming weeks to game stores. How do you prioritize game purchases as fall approaches? Which of the big titles will Jay, Rob, and Glenn be picking up? And, more surprisingly, which games don't make the cut?

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