Here at Swag Tier, we only loosely plan our topics, roughly budget time for each within a 30-minute episode, then go for it. We wanted to talk about the Megan’s playtest of Thornwatch (5 minutes), her Black Beauty revelation (5 minutes), Steven’s trip weeklong to Puerto Rico (10 minutes), then Megan’s first Rennaisance Faire (10 minutes). But this episode is a classic example of how much we (don’t) care about those marks. We’re 20 minutes into the episode before we even start in on Puerto Rico, and ignore any sights to focus in on Steven missing his flight. Classic Swag Tier.
Megan gives a recap of her performance at last weekend’s Korus Festival and then prompts an awkward segue into game talk. Tune in to hear about:
- Twitch Prime, which is free for Amazon Prime subscribers – link your Twitch and Amazon Prime accounts by November 5th to get free digital swag;
- Steven’s first mediocre recommendation, a follow up to Megan’s first mediocre recommendation back in episode 27;
- Megan’s dying obsession with Bejeweled Blitz;
- the two latest Mii Plaza/StreetPass games, Slot Car Racers and Market Crashers.
And as promised, don’t forget to check out the Beyonce clown video.
Steven recaps his swag haul from the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Summit in New York City. Other topics of discussion include:
- Megan’s (strong) dislike of sriracha;
- the compelling stories and strong characters in Mr. Robot and Death Note;
- Steven’s desk setup that ensures he doesn’t need to get up for anything other than going to the bathroom.
- the eating differential between Steven and Megan;
- Megan’s new bae;
- Steven’s growing obsession with kpop boy band dance choreography;
- Megan’s history of entering and winning Wonder Girls contests;
- Steven getting into Overwatch competitive (and Megan realizing that audio cues help);
- Megan’s mediocre recommendation for Mighty No 9.
- Steven’s paraphrasing: “If you have spare money, and time, and are not doing anything better, I guess you can play this game. It’s okay. It kind of makes me frustrated, but the music’s good I guess.”
Megan and I continue our coverage of PAX East (even though you wouldn’t know it by the immediate tangent we take), talking about:
It was entirely accidental. Seriously, we’ve been trying pretty hard for the past six episodes to keep it clean. But once we made the segue from drive-thrus to erotic Amazon items, and then from zebra onesies to letting it hang out there in front of a children’s minigolf employee…we couldn’t go back.
Oh, and here’s the recalled Teletubby: