Episode 34: A Sense of Community

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! 

Episode 34

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Recent pickups & Radar

2017 Game Release Schedule

  • Trav-

    • Pickups

      • none

    • Radar (did early feb last ep)

      • Late feb

  • Jake-

    • Pickups

      • None

    • 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

  • Trav

    • 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

  • Jake

    • 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)


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

  • Jake -


  • 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






  • What types of gaming communities are there?

    • In-game (game specific)

      • Warcraft

      • League of Legends

      • TF2

      • Rocket League

    • Outside of game (game specific)

      • Discords

      • Chatrooms

      • Forums

      • Sub-reddits

    • Non-game specific

      • Nintendo Age

      • NeoGAF

      • Digitpress

      • Cartridge Club

  • 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?

      • Rocket League

      • Overwatch

      • Street Fighter

    • 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?

    • Trav

      • Nintendo Age

      • Cartridge Club

      • Dark Cloud subreddit

      • NCAAFBseries subreddit (creator/mod) basically legacy mod

    • Jake

  • What makes one a good fit for you?

    • Trav

      • Upbeat, supportive (CC)

      • Well rounded knowledge (NA)

      • Low bar of entry (if game specific)

      • But some maturity

    • Jake

      • Loose affiliations ok

      • Mature-ish

      • A way to interact with the community aside from the game itself

  • What ones do you wish you were a bigger part of?

    • Trav

      • Smash Brothers

        • The Smash Bros Documentary (youtube)

      • Competitive gaming with tournaments

        • Tetris - Ecstasy of Order

    • Jake

      • Overwatch

      • The Witcher



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