Justin got the pleasure to sit down with Andre from Vamped Games to discuss their latest release Funk Unplugged. In this interview, Andre shares with us how far Funk Unplugged has come and his thoughts on the current state of Steam Direct, as well as Nintendo’s Nindies. As Andre parts with us at the end of the interview he gives some advice to new developers as well.
I love Zelda, let’s just be clear about that up front. There are posters on my walls, amiibo and other figures on every shelf, and even my favorite blanket has the Triforce on it. The series has a soft spot in my heart, so the fact that I asked to review this game should have been a dead giveaway that I just wanted to stroke its Master Sword for a few thousand words, but that’s not entirely the case.
I wanted this review to be an exercise in objective critique. Despite the vast amount of perfect 10 review scores out there, the game is not perfect. It’s beautiful, plays very smoothly, and redefines the open world game model in a lot of amazing ways, but it also has a lot of aspects that feel either dated or just not well thought out. But let’s start with a rundown, for the two of you who don’t know yet what this game is.
We have a very special guest with us today he goes by Ghero on Twitch and Twitter. In this episode we talk about physical and mental health issues for gamers and creatives in the gaming industry. From there we talk about the games we’ve been playing and I spoil the end of Mafia 3 (That ending is pretty damn great though). We talk more Switch news mainly that the carts taste terrible and the games being released this year. We talk about newly announced games and rumours of Shenmue HD Remaster. Then finally we discuss the pros and cons of Twitch selling games through streamers and discuss what it means by ethics in game advertisements and journalism.
Hey everyone thank you for listening to our Charged Shot Gamescast. We will now be adding a new segment to the show and that is listener emails. Just write your question, story, compliment or complaint to Thomas@chargedshot.com and get your email read on the air. Have something to say about a certain news item, want to tell Justin to stop the puns, or just want to share an epic story in gaming or life send your email our way.
The Nintendo Switch is now here! We hope you are enjoying your time playing with your Switch. Past us are entirely jealous of present you! Justin is dying of anticipation of the Nintendo Switch launch while Thomas and Lo are cutting their teeth on PC games. Thomas gives his incredibly early impressions of Odyssey, a new early access educational game and the crew reminisces about old educational games they played growing up.
In this episode of the Charged Shot Gamescast the crew talk about having to deal with tax season and license renewal season. Shortly after we get into the games we’ve been playing and and the news in gaming. This week we discuss another surprise gaming TV show from the creators of Adventure Time and Fairly Odd Parents. We rant about the Nintendo Switch again. We get excited for the Crash Bandicoot Remasters. Finally we rant about PewDiePie, responsibility, community, business, and ethics.
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Everything that could go wrong has gone wrong. Justin’s computer crashes, Lo’s couldn’t hear us, Ray’s internet kept cutting in and out and my microphone broke. Yet, somehow, we were able to pull of a great episode filled with gaming news. Hear what we have to say regarding a new Castlevania, E3 going public, more Nintendo news and Call of Duty going back to its roots.
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Justin and Lo Take A Quick Shot At Path of Exile
Path of Exile is a dark fantasy hack ‘n’ slash action RPG currently available on PC. It’s a Free to Play title from developer studio Grinding Gear Games.
Those of you who are familiar with the Diablo series will find many of the base mechanics familiar; dark grimy setting, top-down isometric perspective, click to move/attack, several classes to choose from (Templar, Duelist, Ranger, Marauder and Witch) etc.
It’s the skeleton crew taking the helm of this podcast and we have the key to exactly what you need. This week we talk about hype and media, Nintendo’s online structure, Online Only Games needing a single player and GameStop’s anti-consumer policies.
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Justin and Thomas take a quick shot at Blossom and Decay a new game in very early access. Blossom and Decay is an MMO that is completely driven by its player base and is played in browser. We run down all the aspects in the combat demo and show off what is to come next.