Fri, 16 August 2013
This week we discuss the relatively new platform of mobile and touchscreen gaming, the types of games you’ll find there and the differences between it and the more traditional console and dedicated handheld gaming platforms. We also discovered that it was a far bigger topic than Jesse had anticipated so after some considerable discussion of the various genres, personal faves and hands-on reviews of some more popular titles he resolved to make the topic of phone and tablet gaming a recurring feature; lucky you!
Games mentioned in this episode:
Grand Theft Auto IV (360, PS3, PC)
Angry Birds (iOS, Android, PC)
Robo Defense (Android)
Simpsons Tapped Out (iOS, Android, not mentioned by name)
Thu, 1 August 2013
Jesse and Jason are here to fill your brains with more X-Men trivia than you probably ever cared to know as they tackle Marvel's Merry Mutants and their games. Warning up front, it gets kinda deep near the end and you'll hear what is quite possibly the first time anyone ever compared a Winnie the Pooh character to a Star Trek character.
X-Men (Arcade, XBLA, PSN)
Thu, 25 July 2013
What were they thinking? In the wake of Microsoft's E3 announcement Jesse and Jason attempt to dissect the motives behind the off-putting direction they chose to take the next system as well as the quick reversal not two weeks later. They also briefly tackle the culture of fighting game professionals.
Tonight's outro music provided by KeitaroNatsu. Check him out here: http://www.youtube.com/user/KeitaroNatsu?feature=watch
Games mentioned in tonight's episode:
Darksiders (360, PS3, PC) *SPOILER ALERT* (While no plot points are given away, a small bit of the finale cinema is disclosed.)
Sun, 14 July 2013
After a long delay, a switch in production computers and some personal issues that just plain got in the way, THE BOYS ARE BACK! Jesse and Jason discuss some news snippets, touch briefly on the XBox one rumors from before the E3 announcement (apologies but this was recorded in April) and talk about Jesse's temporary abandonment of Microsoft products. Then the coup de grace, they break down the atmosphere, environment and general intent of Nintendo's seminal space-adventure series, Metroid.
Tue, 23 April 2013
In our second episode this season Jesse and Jason have their very first guest, Jonolobster of Arthouse Legends podcast fame joins us to talk about everyone's favorite web-head! And make jokes. He's got all the jokes. Jesse goes deep into Spider-Man's complete catalog of games, for better or worse, from the earliest days of computer games and the crew discusses favorite moments, the evolution of web-sling mechanics and just how well do these games capture the personal philosophy of Peter Parker, "with great power comes great responsibility." And girl-on-girl kissing. Yes, girl-on-girl kissing. It couldn't be helped.
As always we can be reached on the web at VideogameConstruct@gmail.com, Jesse on Twitter @Liltooclinical, Jason on Twitter @MrParacletes and Jonolobster @Jonolobster and be sure to check out his podcast about classic films, @ArthouseLegends if you're so inclined. Like us on Facebook and Google Plus at "Videogame Construct" and please leave a rating and a comment on iTunes if you're into that sort of thing.
For those who would like to follow along at home, a complete list of Spider-Man games can be found on Wikipedia.org under "List of Spider-Man Video Games".
Here is a link to the Lego Spider-Man video Jesse mentioned: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbNXXNHelVM
The closing music tonight comes from the official soundtrack of the PS1/N64/Dreamcast "Spider-Man" game, by Apollo 440.
Mon, 4 March 2013
Episode 5: It's the Beginning All Over Again
SPOILER ALERT! (See below for time stamps.) Jesse (formerly LilTooClinical) and Jason (formerly Mr. Paracletes) return for new episodes this new year in what we like to call "Season 2." They get a little silly, talk old sitcoms, cancelled sci-fi and a handful of new game stories. It's an episode full of puns and stories and teasers of what's to come. Find us on Twitter @VGConstruct, @LilTooClinical and @MrParacletes, on Facebook.com/VideogameConstruct or e-mail us at VideogameConstruct@gmail.com. Please leave a rating on iTunes or LibSyn.com if you like what you heard. (Tonight's outro music is Plant Man's theme from Mega Man 6)
Halo 4 - 360
Devil's Attorney - Android Tablet
Elder Sign - Android Tablet
Deus Ex - 360, PS3
Assasins Creed franchise - 360, PS3, PC
Sonic the Hedgehog 4 - 360, PS3, Android, iOS
Call of Duty franchise - 360, PS3, PC
Dishonored - PS3/360
Timeshift (mentioned, name not given) - 360
Singularity -PS3/360/PC (Spoiler alert, 41:45-42:13, 43:29-46:)
Infamous - PS3 (Spoiler alert, 42:29-43:29)
Rocket Knight Adventures - Genesis
Sparkster - SNES
Sparkster: Rocket Knight Adventures - MegaDrive
Rocket Knight - 360, PS3
The Amazing Spider-Man #700 (Spoiler alert, 1:11:41-1:12:45)
Mon, 11 February 2013
(Reposted from original post November 2012)
Last week Nintendo released the latest in a long line of legendary systems, however LilTooClinical has little faith in it. He and MrParacletes discuss what might happen should the Wii U perform poorly and what might the videogame environment look like should Nintendo decide to go the way of former hardware competitor, Sega, and begin producing software only for other platforms. LilTooClinical shows his maturity about halfway through while MrParacletes attempts to retain some semblance of professionalism.
Editorial notes: LilTooClinical is well aware of his butchering of Castlevania history while the audio on MrParacletes side is a different problem from last week's episode which we are still working toward a solution. This was our first episode recorded and not the last time we would experiment with one form of recording or another to determine the best possible option. If you can make it past this episode and the next, I promise our recording issues have been solved. Due to some technical issues while recording, there may be some moments where the audio repeats due to poor editing, my apologies in advance.
You can reach us at @VGConstruct, @LilTooClinical and @MrParacletes on Twitter or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any feedback, good or bad. If you're so inclined, please leave a comment on our libsyn.com site or iTunes. Thanks for listening!
Sat, 2 February 2013
As post wraps on our most recently recorded episodes, I'm taking this time to re-upload the original episodes that were taken down to make room for new ones, for completionists or late-joiners or just because. So anyway, re-enjoy our first episode where LilTooClinical (Jesse) ranted for far too long about midichlorians and Paracletes (Jason) had to continually interrupt him just to get a word in edge-wise (Jesse needs to work on that a bit).
As always, please feel free to leave us feedback, whether it be here, on iTunes or via e-mail and Twitter. Find us at at email@example.com, @LilTooClinical and @MrParacletes on Twitter or check out our Facebook page. Thanks for listening and check back here in two weeks for the next repeat and in four weeks for our first new episode of the year! STILL LOOKS LIKE BILLY!
Direct download: DisneyLucasfilmWHAT_final_redux.mp3
Category:star, wars, new, jedi, order, fate, luke, skywalker, jacen, jaina, anakin, leia, han, disney, lucas, expanded, universe -- posted at: 12:49 AM
Wed, 2 January 2013
...where we've been the last few weeks let me just say that it's been a long holiday season. For 3 back to back weekends our intrepid hosts have been unable to record and unfortunately we've reached the end of our banked episodes. If you're reading this, thanks for your support and your patience and expect a whole new series of episodes to begin in a couple weeks with a new bi-weekly release schedule.
Be with us as we get into comic book videogames, movie games, classic and new franchises and an episode that I'm sure will generate some heated arguments "Games That Suck."
Category:Update -- posted at: 3:49 PM
Wed, 19 December 2012
It's finally here, the episode Lil can't stop referencing, the Legend of Zelda. The philosophy gets real deep as the boys finally get into what they started this podcast to do in the first place. From the tropes of classic literature to spiritual insights, they look at the longstanding struggle of Link against the forces of Ganon in a way you probably never considered before. LilTooClinical says "I find it interesting" far too many times as well. Prepare to have your mind expanded!