Episode 58 – The Easter Bunny Brings All the Dogs to the Yard

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.

Episode 46 – Psychopath in the making

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.

Episode 20 – The illustrious digbickqt scootin’ stallions

It’s a misnomer to call us a gaming podcast. We know that no one listens to us for gaming news, they listen because we’re entertaining and have great chemistry. Case in point: we’re in the middle of E3, but talk about it for only a minute at the start and end of the episode. We’d rather talk about:

  • Megan buying KCON NY tickets while sitting at a red light;
  • Yungoos looking like Donald Trump;
  • playing Final Fantasy Explorers > KCON sponsorship > Ticketmaster sponsorship > Donald Trump sponsorship;
  • how Megan is so easily convinced to keep her cable subscription;
  • the awkward decline of E3

Episode 19 – The ASMR episode

In this episode, Megan and Steven take you on an ASMR journey as they discuss:

  • Megan’s attempt to hide her inappropriate Pocket Card Jockey horse names from her seatmates on a cross-country flight;
  • Her Story, a non-linear crime fiction game by Sam Barlow;
  • More games that they buy and either don’t finish or don’t play at all (bye bye, sponsorships!);
  • Eye fatigue, and the dreaded “air puff” exam at the eye doctor;
  • Their plans to monetize their own custom sound boards.

Episode 11 – Overpaying for collector’s edition everything

We cover tons of ground in this ep, but it can be boiled down to:

  • Megan’s TPA Orianna story, and the Gchat fistpump of celebration
  • The pro gaming apparatus that Steven handmade for Megan
  • Psychoanalyzing what types of stories Steven and Megan like, and how they’re the opposites of their own lives
  • Everyone’s thoughts on Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within
  • The Final Fantasy XV:
    • Ultimate collector’s edition ($270)
    • Trailer with Florence + the Machine
      • Steven: “Is this the trailer where Florence + the Machine sings in the second half?
      • Megan: “I don’t even…is that…a person?”
    • Being completely the opposite of what Megan is interested in
      • Steven: “There’s nothing interesting for you – it’s four bros in a car!”
      • Megan: “And I don’t give a sh*t about cars!”
      • Steven: “Well, that was clear in the last episode.”

 

Episode 8 – All Aboard the Express Train to Handheld Central

In this episode, we can’t seem to stop talking about handheld games!  We open with a tribute to the late Akira Tago, the Puzzle Master of the Professor Layton games, discuss some of our most memorable moments involving handheld systems, and we finish strong with how an ongoing obsession with fanfiction has shaped Megan into the bo-*ahem* girl she is today.

Topics in between include:

  • How New Super Mario Bros. 2 is the perfect game for anyone with an affinity for in-game collectibles
  • Why Bravely Default is no longer on Megan’s list of tentative games to buy/play
  • A throwback to Dogz and Catz, old PC games that taught Steven valuable life lessons about pet ownership
  • Frizbee’s personal YouTube channel
  • Megan’s coming out story, which were the first steps to her current dream of becoming a world-renowned author of Mamamoo fanfiction

Also, it’s still an open question whether you can make a poop level in Super Mario Maker for the Wii U.

Episode 7 – Our first explicit episode

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: