Episode 47: Genre Dive: Shooters
The 47th episode of the podcast gets you caught up on the number of games that Jake and Travis have moved into or out of their backlogs. The Hot Jakes cover the three of the more intriguing news items in the gaming world, and first and third-person shooters are the topic of discush!
SABOTAGE SABOTAGE SABOTAGE
Introduce hosts + factoid
If you’re new to the show
Recap any blog or video released since last episode
OffKillter 8 Sports Stories
#CCMission this week was to sub to our YouTube
Recent pickups & On the Radar
Limbo & Inside (double pack, $15 xb1)
Looking for good deal on NieR Automata (PS4)
Radar (Aug 15 through Aug 28)
Radar (Aug 15 through Aug 28)
Uncharted Lost Legacy
Previously on Pawlykeeeeel
Jake runs down all the free games you can get this month and speculates on what the atari box might actually be about. Trav didn’t beat a single game while Jake hammered home Mortal Kombat X and knocked out a new years resolution by beating the classic game JetPac. The fellas share everyone’s games from the justbeatit hashtag before deliberating what all-time great RPG’s to add to their backlogs for the TAWPIG OFWWH DISCUSHSGGH
News topics that Jake has an opinion on
Jake OLLIE’S the following
Square Announces Dragon Quest Builders 2
LOOK AT THESE SLIMES!
Valve unveils announcement
ANOTHER DAMN CARD GAME!
New XBox One Dashboard is coming
JUST LEMME CUSTOMIZE!
Completed Games or Retired:
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Trav: Castlevania Bloodlines (gen), Walking Dead new frontier (xb1), Beyond Good & Evil HD (xb1), [retired]Fatal Plane (ps2), Limbo (XB1)
Jake: Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 (XB1), Tekken 6 (XB360), UnFarted 3 (PS4), Glaucoma (XB1) [retired] Trials HD (Xbox 360)
Last of Us
Final Fantasy XV
God of War II HD
Halo Wars 2
Gauntlet: Slayer Edition
Walking Dead New Frontier
Spider-Man Shattered Dimensions
God of War III
Brothers: Tale of Two Sons
Papo and Yo
Wolfenstein The Old Blood
Mario Pinball Land
Ori and the Blind Forest
Little Red Lie
Steam World Dig
Added to Backlog:
Trav: Resident Evil 7 Biohazard (xb1), Limbo (xb1), Inside (xb1)
Jake: Bayonetta (XB360)
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The Long Play:
Games that we are spending the most time with in our backlog.
Trav: --nothing atm---
Jake: Horizon Zero Dong
Games you don’t tell your long play about.
Trav: TMNT2 Arcade Game (nes), Baldur’s Taint: Dick Alliance (ps2), Res Evil 7(xb1), FFII (SNES)
Jake: Bayonetta (XB360), AC Boredom Cry (PS4)
SHOOTERS (Particularly First Person and Third Person)
Major differences in concept - first person shooters are almost always exclusive to a shooter mechanic - third person shooters often blend with other genres (horror, rpg, adventure). Many games allow for both or switching perspective.
What was the first first-person-shooter you ever played?
Wolfenstein (Windows 3.1)
Doom (Windows 3.1)
Spear of Destiny (Windows 3.1)
First person shooters meteoric rise to popularity
Wireframe in the 80’s
Maze-like games - Faceball (SNES) in early 90’s
Then BOOM - Wolfenstein 3D in 1992
Doom in 1993
Heretic in 1994
Star Wars Dark Forces 1995
Duke Nukem 3D in 1996
GoldenEye 007 in 1997
Half-Life in 1998
Halo in 2000
What are your all-time favorites? Maybe a top 3?
Call of Duty Modern Warfare
Far Cry 3
What was the earliest third person shooter you remember playing?
The 3rd person levels of Contra
What are our favorite 3rd person shooters?
Garden Warfare 2
Gears of War 3
Spec Ops: The Line
Which do we like more? First Person or Third Person shooters?
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