In this episode of Swag Tier, Megan and Steven somehow manage to spend almost an entire half hour talking about bugs. And not even software bugs! Literally, creepy/crawly/scuttle-y bugs. Tune in to hear about silverfish gangs, bug-squashings gone wrong, and a unique approach to ignoring a colony of ants in your apartment.
In this episode of Swag Tier, Steven talks about non-gaming conventions he has attended at Megan’s favorite convention center, the Jacob Javits Center. Tune in to hear how Steven manages to learn about biomedical and pharmaceutical manufacturing, eat freshly baked cookies, and win contests all in one day!
INTERPHEX, the premier pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device development and manufacturing event where you can “Experience Science through Commercialization”.
New York Build Expo, the leading construction & design expo to focus exclusively on projects across New York City.
At last, the episode you’ve all been waiting for – Swag Tier finally brings you a full length feature about Final Fantasy Explorers. Ok, it’s not really a “full length” feature unless you define full length as approximately 10 minutes, but that’s still one third of a 30 minute episode, which is a lot of air time for a game that is over one year old. Other topics include:
- the massive task of cleaning Megan’s closet;
- the relationship between game difficulty and playability in various games;
- and Frizbee’s first (and for her sake, hopefully last) encounter with the Easter Bunny.
Megan is getting back into League of Legends, and she’s trying to convince Steven to as well! This episode includes talk about esports and the pros, MMO’s, PAX, and possible sponsorships . This may be one of the few episodes where Megan isn’t losing sponsorships, but she’s still making enemies with her candid opinions.
Megan trash talking online:
In this episode of Swag Tier, Megan and Steven review the popular mobile dating sim, My Horse Prince. Ok, it’s really Megan who does the review and Steven who asks questions and paints hypothetical situations (because let’s be real, Megan is the only one crazy enough to actually play a dating sim about a horse). But they both come to the same conclusion – that My Horse Prince deserves the rating of one steaming pile of horse poop. Other topics include some insight into Steven’s food adventures in Budapest and weird apps in the Google Play Store.
Last episode, Megan and Caitlin touched upon on their latest obsession, Overcooked. But a game this fun deserves more than just a few minutes, and so we’re not ashamed that we inadvertently spent nearly the whole episode hyping it up even further. Of course, we wouldn’t be Swag Tier if we didn’t wander off on a couple of non-gaming related tangents such as driving in Portugal and losing sponsorships.
For this episode of Swag Tier, Caitlin joins Megan and Steven to tell them about her first experience attending PAX South. Other topics include:
- a story Steven crafted for Caitlin using Rory’s Story Cubes where he was voluntold to include snakes as protagonists;
- Caitlin’s failed attempts to acquire swag at PAX South;
- Steven’s first experience as a PAX Exhibitor;
- how Megan and Caitlin almost ditched a night out with friends to stay home and play Overcooked in their pajamas.
Join Megan and Steven as Megan recounts a recent visit to Caitlin’s mom’s house that almost ended in a trip to the emergency vet, and Steven gives us the lowdown on his PAX South 2017 volunteering schedule. Other topics include:
- which team Caitlin’s family would be if they were in a Pokemon game;
- Megan’s hopes and dreams that Nexon’s unannounced MOBA title will turn out to be League of Kpop;
- and an executive summary of an old Gawker article about an unfortunate calamari-eating experience.
In this episode of Swag Tier, Megan relives a painful massage “therapy” experience where her masseur more or less broke her body, Steven tells the tale of his bus breaking down on the way to Maryland for MAGFest, and unbeknownst to our listeners who don’t read our episode descriptions, Megan accidentally deleted the audio for the last episode of Swag Tier when she uploaded the audio for this episode. Other topics include Megan’s plans to (never) finish her Mamamoo fanfiction and Steven’s plans to volunteer at MAGFest 2017.
When Megan isn’t busy laughing at Caitlin’s Pokemon GO misfortunes, she’s staying up all night to play Bejeweled Stars. And when Steven isn’t busy keeping busy, he’s putting hours into Final Fantasy XV. Join us on this week’s episode of Swag Tier to hear about these two games, the new iOS exclusive Mario game, and a special Swag Tier prediction of when Megan will finally get around to opening and playing some of the RPG’s she (and others) paid full price for but can probably be found at Five Below these days.