This week, Jared and I decided to dive into my dissertation research a bit and talk about one of the most fascinating and bizarre things about the early video games industry–the X-rated Atari 2600 games released in 1982 and 1983. We talk about the games in detail, talk about their contribution to the video game crash of 82-83, and we talk about the trajectory of adult games after these games were long gone and mostly forgotten.
CONTENT WARNING: This episode contains discussions about adult themes, sex, and scenes of rape in a video game.
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This week, Jared and I decided to talk about an often misunderstood game–Final Fantasy X-2. We talk about how great the game is, the battle mechanics, the feminine aspects of the game, why people hate it, how it works as a sequel for Final Fantasy X, and a dose of gender in video games as well!
I’m 10000% sure that anybody who knows me isn’t surprised that Jared and I wanted to talk about the new Persona announcements this week. We talk about Persona 5 the Animation, Persona Q 2, Persona 3 Dancing Moon Night, and Persona 5 Dancing Star Night. You can hear us talk about which ones we’re excited about and which we are a little hesitant on. I also tell you guys which hypothetical spin-off Persona game I’d sell my own kidney for. We talk about which characters we’d want in the games, and what we think the PQ2 game is going to be. We also laugh a lot about P3 protag dancing on his own grave.
Jared and I decided this week to talk about 2014’s Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-Kun. After reading the first volume of the manga, I decided to watch the anime. Jared was already into the series, so we discuss what makes the anime so funny, the differences in the manga and the anime, how amazing the characters all are, and you get to hear me record while sick AGAIN.
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This week, Jared and I decided to talk about one of the most popular Final Fantasy games–Final Fantasy VI. I first played this game back in the 90s, and Jared played it for the first time this month. We talk about how the SNES version held up, our favorite moments, if it lived up to the hype for Jared, and how Kefka is absolutely the best Final Fantasy villain of all time.
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This week, Jared and I discuss the recently announced SNES Classic. We go through the list of games and discuss each game and also talk about games we believe could have made the cut as well. Is the price point worth it? Will there be another shortage? We also discuss some other older games that we have recently played.
This week, Jared convinced me to watch Tsuki ga Kirei. Then we decided to talk about it! I have no regrets. This is a great shoujo series, and I highly recommend it. Be aware, there are spoilers in this episode!
Also, please appreciate that there is a banana stand phone case because that’s wonderful.
Jared and I are feeling nostalgic, and given that it is officially one year old this week, we decided to talk about my favorite game of 2016— Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE!
What made it good? What about that OST? What are our thoughts on its history and the “censorship”? Listen to find out!
This week, Jared and I decided to have some fun and talk about our favorite anime of last year–Sakamoto desu ga?
We talk about how this anime nails the comedy genre, whether Sakamoto is an alien, and our favorite moments of the series.