GC Podcast #71: We Used to Play Games

Does your favorite game series have too many unnecessary sequels? Have you or someone you love played an MMO? Well, have we got a podcast for you!

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Zelda-RapHere at GameCola.net, Gaming Outside the Mainstream, our tagline often prevents any two of our staff members from having played the same game. In fact, our staff members rarely even share the same interests in gaming (excluding Ace Attorney).

In this month’s podcast, however, we manage to talk at length about games we’ve played and experiences we’ve had with different genres! This month, join Alex Jedraszczak, Kate Jay, Nathaniel Hoover, Anna Bryniarski, Matt Jonas, and Jeff Nemeth as they talk about the days when they used to actually play videogames. Topics include such exciting bulleted point as:

  • Twitch Plays Pokémon
  • PAX East and ACTION CASTLE [torch hands]
  • Games with unnecessary sequels
    • Super Bomberman
    • Mega Man?
    • Call of Duty
    • Dynasty Warriors?!
    • Final Fantasy IV: The After Years
    • Hyper Dimension Neptunia
    • Metal Gear Solid
    • Resident Evil
  • GameCola.com: Feel the Taste of Free Games!
  • Does GameCola lose money because of ad blockers? (Short answer: Yes)
  • What does the staff think of tower defense games?
  • Has anyone played any MMOs?
  • Just how does the GameCola hierarchy work?
  • What was the first videogame the staff members played?
  • There are not one, but TWO Zelda rap commercials

That’s a bunch of cool topics, right? It’s almost enough to make you like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Tumblr, rate us highly on iTunes, and visit our Actual Internet Website. Don’t worry. We’ll wait. The podcast isn’t going anywhere. It’ll be down here when you’re done:

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About the Contributor


Since 2007

Alex "Jeddy" Jedraszczak is presiding Editor-in-Chief at GameCola, not only editing content but often writing it as well. On top of all this GameCola work, he also develops indie games.

5 Comments

  1. Responding to things in turn:
    If I were on the podcast, I would have jokingly suggested for unnecessary sequels Monkey Island, just to rile a response from a fan of the series.
    AdBlock now making an exception for GameCola. Sorry about the approx. $500k in ad revenue you lost before.
    I understand the reason for delay on the answering of my masterfully crafted letter, and the past 3 podcasts have been great, guys! And I must admit, I had a small moment of guilty pride when Jeddy remembered me from previous interaction. And the answers were enlightening, as well.

    All in all, great podcast, you guys! Keep up the great work!

  2. I haven’t finished listening to the podcast yet, but re: Final Fantasy IV: The After Years, I just remembered why I didn’t like that game. …It’s because I changed all the names of the characters in FFIV, and they don’t let you do that in the DLC–so all of a sudden I was playing with a bunch of strangers and had no idea who anyone was anymore.

    Totally arbitrary reason to dislike a game, but I wasn’t into IV all that much to begin with, so.

  3. Nathaniel, we now understand your opinion on unnecessary sequels. What is your opinion on series like 999 which leave cliffhangers in the hopes of getting interest and funding for a sequel?

    1. First and foremost, tell a good story. If you can’t tell the story in a single installment, that’s fine, but provide enough closure that it can stand alone. Deliberately leaving loose ends unresolved is a cheap way to attract interest, and makes it worse for the fans if the plan backfires and they never get their resolution. Unless there’s some reassurance that you’ve got a good shot at having a sequel, don’t do it!

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