GamerCast

Every era, every genre, and always laced with sarcasm

The Nature of Nostalgia

October 29th, 2015

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Neither software issues, nor poorly-timed updates, nor computer crashes can keep GamerCast from posting a new episode! After navigating a minefield of technical problems, the guys talk about nostalgia and how it colours our experiences with retro gaming and releases in popular franchises. Do we feel obligated to like a game because of the source material? What properties have the guys fallen out of love with? Do we defend things from our childhood because they're actually good, or simply because they meant something to us? Plus, Rob teases the launch of the Nintendo Quest Power Tour series, and Jay prompts a Sega pun.

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The End of the Tour

October 22nd, 2015

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Jay, Rob, and Glenn gather in their Portland hotel room to discuss the final screening of "Nintendo Quest", the end of the Power Tour, and the future of GamerCast. Things get a little emotional and retrospective as the guys pick their top three tour moments and reminisce on the new friendships and adventures that have happened along the way. Rob also asks about the recipe for the perfect con: what makes one gaming convention more enjoyable than another, and what factors come into play? **Support GamerCast at patreon.com/gamercast for extended versions of all our episodes and extra bonuses!**

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Gamer Grab Bag: Deep Thoughts With Video Game Dan

October 15th, 2015

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As the guys prepare to depart for Portland, Oregon for the last stop on the Nintendo Quest Power Tour, Rob fields some listener questions and feedback. If "Nintendo Quest" hadn't happened, how would Jay and Rob be involved in gaming? If the guys could do anything differently, would they, and what would it be? Glenn laments on the early death of the Sega Dreamcast, and Jay answers the question: 678 or 769? Don't forget to get your copy of "Nintendo Quest" now exclusively at Vimeo.com! **Support GamerCast at patreon.com/gamercast for an extended cut of this episode and other extras!**

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Zob Save the Queen: Ian Returns

October 8th, 2015

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GamerCast's prodigal British son, Ian, returns for a second time to talk about his experience seeing "Nintendo Quest" in Jay and Rob's hometown of London, Ontario, and reflects on how his journey mirrors Jay's adventure in the film. Rob leads the panel in a discussion of gaming topics, including upcoming titles that are drawing excitement, more "Super Mario Maker", the necessity of multiplayer in current releases, and more. Plus, Glenn considers what game he'd play again for the first time, and Jay and Rob talk about the games they just can't put down.

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Anarchy From the UK

October 1st, 2015

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The guys gather for an episode just prior to the hometown London, Ontario screening of "Nintendo Quest" with a very special guest: English retro gamer and early podcast supporter Ian Hook. In between copious bouts of storytelling, laughter, and edited cursing, Jay, Rob, and Glenn talk about the significance of the evening and of Ian's journey, and tackle some assorted retro gaming topics. What are Ian's feelings on the Retro VGS and its Indiegogo campaign? What are the Wii U's best titles, considering that its library is frequently criticized? And perhaps most mysteriously, why would a game enthusiast from the United Kingdom travel 9,000 miles to see an indie documentary? Plus, Jay tries to find the second floor of an office building in the parking garage, and Rob trolls Ian about region coding.

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