Episode 34: A Sense of Community
In this episode the fellas check in on their new years resolutions, games both on and under the radar, and discuss the games added and removed from their backlogs. The discussion seeks to define what constitutes a gaming community, and points out some notable ones!
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An official affiliate of the cartridge club (reference travisode34 notes-travis)
Recent pickups & Radar
Radar (did early feb last ep)
Radar Horizon Zero Dawn
Nothing (4 weeks down, 20 to go)
Under the Radar (games that flew past you that you want to tangle with)
Dying Light Enhanced Edition
Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon
Gaming Resolutions for 2017
Beat a space shmup (Darius Twin, Gradius, R-Type, etc.)
Beat Ocarina of Time or A Link to the Past
Continue to attempt games on secondary platforms
Play more RPGS
Beat a large scale RPG (Skyrim, Fallout 4, Witcher 3, Dragon Age Inquisition, Divinity Original Sin, Persona 4)
Beat more Retro Games
Track Progress Better
Purchase no new games for 6 months (excluding 2 preordered games, and subscription services)
PREVIOUSLY ON PAWLYKEEEL
Jake holds strong on his resolution to not purchase a video game for six months and has attempted to track his backlog progress better. Trav added Parasite Eve 2 to the backlog and beat Legend of Zelda A link to the past, Gears of War 4, and Shovel Knight. Jake knocked out Rise of the Tomb Raider, Battleborn, and Quantum Break. The fellas go Backlog to the Basics and recap the methods and philosophies they use for choosing and tracking the games they play and beat for the TAWPICGAHHHFDISSGGUSSH.
Added to BL:
Trav - Jizz Forced InMyeye, GI Joe Real American Hero
Trav - Double Dragon (retired), Sherlock Holmes Crimes & Punishments, Talespin (NES), Sonic Adventure
Jake - Nothin’ :(
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The Long Play
Games that we are spending time with in our backlog.
Trav- Wolfenpuss Old Blood????? No idea. It’s basically Death Note atm
Jake - Soma, The Witcher 3
Trav - Fatal Frame (GC), Parasite Eve 2, Adventures of Lolo 3, Dragon Question VIII
Jake- Metro 2033, Oversquatch
STOP THE FUCKING CAMERA
SENSE OF COMMUNITY
What types of gaming communities are there?
In-game (game specific)
League of Legends
Outside of game (game specific)
To be a part of a “community” in certain games (rocket league for example) do you have to participate in community outside of the game to be considered a part of it?
Can you have community without a method of conversing?
Arcade tournaments - face to face
Online only games, hearthstone? How are you a part of a community?
Can a multiplayer game NOT have a community if people are playing it?
What ones have you been a part of?
Dark Cloud subreddit
NCAAFBseries subreddit (creator/mod) basically legacy mod
What makes one a good fit for you?
Upbeat, supportive (CC)
Well rounded knowledge (NA)
Low bar of entry (if game specific)
But some maturity
Loose affiliations ok
A way to interact with the community aside from the game itself
What ones do you wish you were a bigger part of?
The Smash Bros Documentary (youtube)
Competitive gaming with tournaments
Tetris - Ecstasy of Order
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