Category: Podcast

Episode 65 – Oculus, Zelda DLC & Castlevania on Netflix

 

Today we’re going to talk about The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild DLC, the fact that Bryan bought an Oculus, the Netflix Castelvania series, and we have a whole bunch of news.

 

But before we get to all of that, if you want to follow us on social media or see all of the places you can listen to or watch our show, check out midwestgamenerds.com/links!

 

As always we would appreciate your feedback at midwestgamenerds@gmail.com and don’t forget to follow us on Twitch as well as rate and review us on your favorite pod catcher.

Episode 64 – ARMS and Arizona Sunshine

Today we’re going to talk about ARMS and Arizona Sunshine.  But before we do that, Bryan vents about his computer woes, Alex prompts a discussion of what we want out of Destiny 2, and Jon tells us all why he’s never going to play Friday the 13th ever again.

If you want to follow us on social media or see all of the places you can listen to or watch our show, check out midwestgamenerds.com/links!

As always we would appreciate your feedback at midwestgamenerds@gmail.com and don’t forget to follow us on Twitch as well as rate and review us on your favorite pod catcher.

Bonus Episode: Interview with Disasterpeace (Composer of Fez and Hyper Light Drifter)

disasterpeaceAlex got a chance to sit down and talk with Disasterpeace (Rich Vreeland), the man who composed the soundtracks of Fez and Hyper Light Drifter! In the interview we discuss how Rich got into music, what led him to making music for video games, how he came up with the unique score for the film It Follows and more!

You can find Disasterpeace’s music and blog where he discusses everything we talked about and more in even more detail at www.disasterpeace.com

Music for this episode is by Disasterpeace and is titled “Jump Error” from the album Rise of the Obsidian Interstellar.

Many thanks again to Rich for taking the time to talk to me!

Episode 6 – Bloodborne

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The Midwest Game Nerds Podcast is now available on Stitcher Radio!  Stitcher is my favorite app for streaming podcasts on my Android phone, but it’s available on the iPhone App Store as well.

This episode we talk briefly about Elder Scrolls Online, Mortal Kombat X, and Deus Ex: Mankind Divided.  After that, things get a little bit heated when we jump into our review of From Software’s Bloodborne.  If you like what you hear (or even if you don’t) please feel free to share your feedback with us via email at midwestgamenerds@gmail.com, or via Twitter @mgnpodcast.

Episode 5 – GTA Online Heists & Battlefield Hardline

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Hey Everyone!  The Midwest Game Nerds Podcast is now available on Stitcher Radio!  Stitcher is my favorite app for streaming podcasts on my Android phone, but it’s available on the iPhone App Store as well.

This episode we talk about what we’re playing (not Destiny!).  There is a little bit of conversation about Nintendo.  We also go over our first impressions of Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto Online: Heists, and we give our review of EA’s Battlefield Hardline.  At the end of the episode we get to respond to our first listener feedback email!  If you like what you hear (or even if you don’t) please feel free to share your feedback with us via email at midwestgamenerds@gmail.com, or via Twitter @mgnpodcast.

Don’t forget to check out our friends at the Midwest Film Nerds Podcast!

Episode 4 – The Order: 1886

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This episode we talk about everyone’s favorite game, Destiny!  As well as all the other things we’re playing.  Then we jump into a review of Ready At Dawn’s, The Order: 1886.  Does the order keep all of it’s ducks in a line? Or do they fall out of step?  Take a listen to find out what we think!

*We’d like to apologize for the somewhat quiet audio quality.  We promise that the next episode will be top notch!*

Whether you like what we’re doing, or not, please take a second to send us some feedback via midwestgamenerds@gmail.com, or feel free to tweet us @mgnpodcast (I, Jon, get these wrong at the beginning of the episode…whoops, haha).  We’d love to hear from you about how we’re doing, and also what games you’re playing or would like to know our thoughts on!

Episode 3 – Dying Light First Impressions and Open World Games

dyinglightAre we dying to play more Dying Light? Find out on this week’s episode! We also talk about what we’ve been playing and hold a discussion on the future of open world games.

  • Intro
  • What We’ve Been Playing:
    • Alex: Destiny (0:00:55)
    • Bryan: Destiny, Hearthstone, Star Bound, Don’t Starve, FTLGTA Online (0:04:07)
    • Jon: The Last of UsThe SwapperGuacamelee (0:14:17)
  • First Impressions
    • Dying Light (0:15:55)
  • Extended Discussion:
    •  Do open world games need to change? (0:44:30)
  • Outro (1:00:30)

Follow the show, Jon, and Alex on twitter.

Send comments, feedback, questions, and game review requests to feedback(AT)midwestgamenerds(DOT)com.

Find us on Steam, PSN, and Xbox Live:

  • Jon: ChonConstantine
  • Bryan: ElderGoat
  • Alex: jondy1703

Episode 2 – Far Cry 4

far-cry-4-listing-thumb-01-us-13may14Should you journey to Kyrat with Far Cry 4? Find out on this week’s episode! We also talk our most anticipated games of 2015 and our best of 2014!

  • Intro
  • Top Games of 2014:
    • Bryan: Titanfall (Xbox One), Forza Horizon 2 (Xbox One), Destiny (Xbox One) (0:01:11)
    • Alex: Super Smash Bros. Wii URogue Legacy (PS4), Spelunky (PS4) (0:03:09)
      • Honorable Mention: Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (PS4)
    • Gojo: Broforce (PC), Final Fantasy X HD Remake (PS3), Earth Defense Force 2025 (Xbox 360) (0:06:05)
      • Honorable Mentions: Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (PS4), Octodad: Dadliest Catch (PC), Little Big Planet 3 (PS4), Gauntlet (PC), Fibbage (PS4)
    • Jon: Destiny (Xbox One), Grand Theft Auto Online (Xbox One), Infamous: Second Son (0:10:10)
      • Honorable Mentions: Watch_Dogs (PS4)
  • Most Anticipated Games of 2015
    • Gojo: Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (Multi), Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell (Multi), Battlefield: Hardline (Multi), Roller Coaster Tycoon World (PC), Star Wars: Battlefront (Multi) (0:14:03)
    • Alex: Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (Multi), Mortal Kombat X (Multi), Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (PS4), Untitled Zelda Game (Wii U) (0:18:31)
    • Bryan: Star Wars: Battlefront (Multi), The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (Multi), Batman: Arkham Knight (Multi), Rise of the Tomb Raider (Xbox One) (0:21:30)
    • Jon: Dying Light (Multi), Dead Island 2 (Multi), The Order: 1886 (PS4), The Division (Multi), Rise of the Tomb Raider (Xbox One) (0:24:36)
  • Game News:
    • A potential leaked roadmap for Destiny DLC surfaced on the interwebs. Do we still care? (0:27:02)
    • Awesome Games Done Quick 2015 happened early in January. (0:32:53)
  • Nick’s Catch Up (0:38:59)
  • Extended Review:
    • Far Cry 4 (0:46:13)
  • Outro (1:09:51)

Follow the show, Jon, Nick and Alex on twitter.

Send comments, feedback, questions, and game review requests to feedback(AT)midwestgamenerds(DOT)com.

Pardon our dust for the time being while we get http://midwestgamenerds.com up to snuff!

Find us on Steam, PSN, and Xbox Live:

  • Jon: ChonConstantine
  • Bryan: ElderGoat
  • Alex: jondy1703
  • Gojo: gojosupreme

Midwest Game Nerds Podcast Episode 1 – Destiny

Midwest Game Nerds BannerOn the inaugural episode of the Midwest Game Nerds Podcast we review Destiny as well as give our first impressions of Far Cry 4 and we talk about some game news!

  • Intro
  • What We’ve Been Playing:
    • Bryan: Grand Theft Auto Online (Xbox One), Destiny (Xbox One)
    • Alex: Grand Theft Auto Online (PS4), Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception (PS3), Destiny (PS4) (0:02:12)
  • Game News:
    • Did Hideo Kojima announce the release date of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain via t-shirt on the Video Game Awards? (0:03:22)
    • The Witcher 3 has been delayed until May 2015. (0:05:56)
    • The recent PC port of Final Fantasy VII is coming out on PS4 in 2015. (0:07:04)
    • Xbox One outsold PS4 in December. (0:10:35)
  • First Impressions
    • Far Cry 4 (0:14:40)
      • Is Ubisoft spreading themselves too thin? (0:18:56)
      • Are Ubisoft’s games all taking the same shape? (0:21:44)
  • Extended Review:
    • Destiny (0:27:58)
  • Listener Feedback (0:54:08)
  • Outro (0:54:44)

Follow the show, Jon, and Alex on twitter.

Send comments, feedback, questions, and game review requests to feedback(AT)midwestgamenerds(DOT)com.

Pardon our dust for the time being while we get http://midwestgamenerds.com up to snuff!

Find us on Steam, PSN, and Xbox Live:

  • Jon: ChonConstantine
  • Bryan: ElderGoat
  • Alex: jondy1703