Episode 43 – Unconventional approaches

Megan never does anything by the book.

  • Why perform a Kpop song you’ve practiced, when you could perform one you’ve never done?
  • Why play a game enthusiastically, when you could sleep through it while your girlfriend patiently and politely says nothing as your character walks into a wall for five minutes?
  • Why have riveting dialogue, when you could have awkward localizations?
  • Why have empowering characters, when you could just tell the woman in your party to cook while the men are off fighting?

Episode 40 – The Rental Service Episode

Part of the fun in not planning a strict episode script is seeing where conversations will take you, and feeling free to follow them as far as they’ll go. What starts out as a brief mention about Megan finishing up Suikoden and beginning Legend of Dragoon turns into a discussion about turn-based battle systems with reflex rewards, renting games repeatedly, then covering all manner of rental services: video games, movies, and even Legos! We slip in an overview of Riot Games’ first board game Mechs vs Minions, but honestly (and strangely,) this episode is mostly about rental services.

(Unfortunately, SwagBucks is no longer offering the $10 moneymaker deal for a 2-month Gamefly subscription. But we’ll let you know if it ever returns!)