Month: April 2015

ABTS-026: Triangle Studios Interview

In this episode of ABTS, Doug and Bren interview the CEO of Triangle Studios, Remco de Rooij and discuss the various games that they have released including our personal favorite It Came From Space, And Ate Our Brains.

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Triangle Studios

Games:

It Came From Space And Ate Our Brains
Cross of the Dutchman

Doug playing Level 1 Block Hospital on INSANE Mode (video)

itcamefromspace

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ABTS-025: Love The Smell of a New Game

In this episode of ABTS, Doug is joined with Bren and Matt as they discuss an assortment of topics including the pricing of gaming, PC vs. console gaming, and much more!

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Press Continue Podcast is joining the Almost Better Network!

New Netflix original series Daredevil is actually great
Episode 3 of ABTD comes out tomorrow!

Games:

Hotline Miami 1 + 2
Hover: Revolt of Gamers
Life is Strange
This War of Mine

Matt predicts that Gamestop will end in the next 5-10 years. Same with optical media

daredevilheader

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ABTS-024: Lastronaut Interview

In this episode of ABTS, Doug and Bren interview the creators of the popular iOS game Lastronaut, Darrin Henein and Stephan Leroux. We discuss how their first game got over a million downloads in the first week and we also convince them both to play a round of IWTW!

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Lastronaut (Free iOS game)
TechCrunch article

I Was The Walrus:

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Contestants: Stephan vs. Darrin
Category 1: What fantasy (fictional) world would you want to live in?
Round 1: Hyrule vs. The Matrix
Category 2: Who is your video game gladiator (Pokemon)?
Round 2: Thrall vs. Booker DeWitt
Category 3: If you could pick any type of food to end world hunger, what would it be? 
Round 3: Cereal vs. Poutine
Tiebreaker Category: What genre of video games would you want your real life to be?
Round 4: Racing vs. World Builder

lastronaut

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ABTS-023: Otter Vs. Walrus

In this episode of ABTS, Doug is joined with Bren and Matt and they all discuss April Fools day as well as some games they’ve been playing. More importantly, a rift in time occurs during what Bren says was one of the hardest games of IWTW.

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Almost Better Than Dragons
Browser Mario 64 made in Unity
actually sucks (UPDATE: It actually got taken down by Nintendo, go figure!)
Veryman.expert
Com.google is a cheesy April Fool’s joke (in spirit of elgoog)
Project Spartan, Cortana, Washington Redskins
It Came From Space and Ate Our Brains
Nidhogg

Fun Facts:

35 minutes of material was omitted from the final cut of this episode. Some of this will be available as bonus content in the future.
If you can not connect to the internet using Google Chrome, hit the spacebar three times to unlock and infinite runner!
Type ‘do a barrel roll’ into Google
Type ‘Zerg Rush’ into Google (Not Zerg Swarm)

I Was The Walrus:

The I Was The Walrus theme song is brought to you by DJ CutmanCheck out his SoundCloud here!

Contestants: Doug vs. Matt
Category 0: Frankenstein’s monster is coming at you, what do you do?
Round 0: RIFT IN TIME (Matt and Doug both say “Jumpstart my car off of his neck bolts”)
Category 1: The Great Wall of China hasn’t been built yet, how do you keep the Mongolians from invading?
Round 1: Anubis from Zone of the Enders vs. Panda Express along the wall
Category 2: An alien race has just come down to Earth and they want something. It could be anything for any reason.
Round 2: Salvia vs. Microsoft Plus for Windows 95 on Floppy Disk (with an MP3 of the first episode of ABTD)
Category 3: You go into a zoo and you get to steal one animal, which one is it?
Round 3: A walrus vs. An otter

my veryman.expert experience

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ABTS-022: Curvin Huber Interview

In this episode of ABTS, Doug interviews one of his past game design professors, Curvin Huber, who has now moved on to work for one of the top gaming schools in the country: Becker College. We also get around to playing 10 Questions!

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Midnight Terrors (trailer)
Curvin’s Portfolio
Autodesk puts SoftImage to bed
Becker College ranks in top 10 for best game design schools!
Becker College website

10 Questions Recap:

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Category: Animated Feature Film
10. Is it a Pixar movie? Yes
9. Did it have a hot air balloon? No
8. Did it feature cars? No
7. Did it take place in the ocean? No
6. Did it involve superheros? No
5. Was it released within the last 2 years? No
4. Did it revolve around toys? No
3. Did it feature bugs? No
2. Is the main character a little robot? Yes
1. Guess: WALL·E
Answer: WALL·E

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