GamerCast

Every era, every genre, and always laced with sarcasm

Building a Franchise

April 28th, 2016

What are the ingredients of a successful franchise? Why do some game series take off while others fade away? What are the elements of those AAA and flagship titles that move systems? Plus, Jay talks about bands that have been successful with multiple singers, and Rob teases "4 Days in Vegas".

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The Gaming Tug of War

April 21st, 2016

Have you ever felt torn between two games, with a genuine desire to play them both? Ever been unable to choose? Ever felt the pull of an old game, drawing you back in to check out new content or the latest update? The GamerCast crew feels your pain! Rob joins Jay and Glenn at the table in person for this episode about being pulled in different directions by games you love, having a second look at an old title, and our loyalty to certain games and franchises.

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Almost Famous: Games and Celebrity

April 14th, 2016

With the continuing emergence of auteurs and personalities in the gaming industry, how does fame in gaming stack up against fame in other forms of entertainment? Have there always been "gaming rock stars" or is this a recent development? What does it take to stand out in gaming media compared to traditional news or broadcasts? Plus, Rob talks toys and Ian "Marco" Hook returns to GamerCast in written form.

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Game Mythbusting: Stereotypes, Misconceptions and Dirty Secrets

April 7th, 2016

What are Jay and Rob's dirty gaming secrets, the embarrassing tidbits that they'd rather not admit to? That's just one of the questions from this episode of GamerCast, as the guys talk about misconceptions and misunderstandings behind the scenes of the gaming community. How can gamers overcome stereotypes, and do we perpetuate them to some degree? Is there a disconnect between playing games and understanding the process of making them, and if so, why? Plus, Glenn asks which great comic book hero has the worst villains, Rob clarifies his stance on cosplay, and Jay goes on a Guns N' Roses tangent.

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