What I Learned from the GameCola Podcast

We recorded a podcast yesterday (one that I'm kinda scared to listen to because I was apparently R-rated last night), and I learned three things. One, I need to watch The Wizard because it is the mos

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We recorded a podcast yesterday (one that I’m kinda scared to listen to because I was apparently R-rated last night), and I learned three things. One, I need to watch The Wizard because it is the most awesome movie ever.  Two, Michael Ridgaway and Paul Franzen need to hurry up and propose to their respective girlfriends, because my mom says that if a guy doesn’t have the guts to propose in two to three years, you should dump him.  And three, we here at the GameCola podcast never coordinate about topics.

For some reason, all the topics we picked were topics that not all of us knew about. When Michael G. and Zach Rich talked about Banjo-Kazooie, Michael R. was silent. When Michael R. and Zach Rich talked about Pokémon, Michael G. twiddled his thumbs. When Michael G. and Michael R. talked about Final Fantasy VI, Zach Rich fell asleep.

And it’s not just last night’s podcast, either.  When I planned a previous podcast, I figured we should have an in-depth discussion of a game.  I didn’t want to pick a game that someone hadn’t played, so I gave everyone three options.

  1. Phoenix Wright, because I just finished playing it.
  2. Banjo-Kazooie, because it’s awesome, and I knew Zach was going to be on the podcast.
  3. Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, which is the one I wanted to talk about, but I gave the option of talking about the other games so I would look less like a control freak.

And it turned out that Paul Franzen, Mr. GameCola himself, hasn’t played Ocarina of Time (which is an even greater travesty than the fact that I haven’t played Super Metroid yet. YET!). So instead of following my original plan, we started a Phoenix Wright series which quickly devolved into a discussion of which Phoenix Wright characters should date each other. And, of course, get married within two to three years of dating. Hint, hint.

So, I guess what I’m trying to say is that we here at the podcast need some sort of coordinating system. Maybe we should bring back the top-ten favorite videogames list, or have everyone turn in an unofficial “games/topics I’m able to talk about” list, so we can better coordinate topics based on who’s participating in the podcast.

Or we’ll just wing it like we always do because we’re lazy.

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From 2007 to 2016

Michael Gray is a staff writer for GameCola, who focuses on adventure games, videos and writing videogame walkthroughs.

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