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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

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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:

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

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

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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

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ABTS-021: We Announce Things!

In this episode of ABTS, Doug, Matt, and Bren all discuss the new podcast they are working on as well as finally explaining where they are at with the mobile game. We also play IWTW!

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Announcements:

Almost Better Than Dragons, our new podcast, launches Wednesday (4/1)
-ABTD: Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr
-We have taken a new direction with our game and it’s choose your own adventure! Similar to that of Sorcery!

Other things:

Adobe Creative Cloud
60% of Photoshop is pirated
Adobe Audition vs. Audacity
Pixels movie (trailer)
-Do kids these days even know what pixels are?!
Futuristic board-less skateboard
Microsoft is Killing Internet Explorer! Project Spartan

Game to go buy (Email us to play on our ABTS server)!

It Came From Space And Ate Our Brains

I Was The Walrus:

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

Contestants: Matt vs. Bren
Category 1: Worst place (location) to be interviewed at?
Round 1: Sex Dungeon vs. Atlanta, GA
Category 2: If you slayed a dragon and could only take one piece of treasure, what would it be?
Round 2: Pizza bagels vs. The Arkenstone
Bonus Category: Which Greek God are you?
Side Round: Dionisius vs. Hephaestus
Category 3: If you were a modern day Pharaoh, what kind of tomb would you have built?
Round 3: A satellite laser light show that sprays pizza bagels vs. A giant middle finger

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ABTS-019: Catching Up With Bren

In this episode of ABTS, Doug and Bren casually catch up on games they’ve been playing as well as anime they’ve been watching. We also get around to playing 10 Questions again!

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Games Bren beat but never got to talk about:

Transistor (Bastion) Soundtrack here
To The Moon
Battleblock Theater (Alien Homonoid, Castle Crashers)
Path of Exile (Untold Legends)

Machinima videos we recommend:

Dragon Ball Z: Light of Hope
Mortal Kombat: Legacy
Power Rangers gritty reboot

Blizzard has mastered the formula for MMOs
Wizards of the Coast mastered the formula for TCGs
Doug’s embarassing card game story: Harry Potter TCG

Anime:

Doug – Aldnoah.ZERO
Bren – Log Horizon

One of Doug’s most anticipated game of 2015: It Came From Space And Ate Our Brains

10 Questions Recap:

The 10 Questions theme song is brought to you by Rage Status! Check out his SoundCloud here!

Category: Casual Games
10: Is it a FPS? No
9: Is it a platformer? No
8: Is it Nintendo? No
7: Is it a mobile game? Yes it’s available as a mobile game but wasn’t initially
6: Can you play it on the computer? Yes
5: Guess: Minecraft
4: Is it free? No
3: Is it on Steam?: Yes
Bonus Q granted: Guess: Scribblenauts
2: Is is set in the future? No
1: Is it an indie game? No
Final Clue: PopCap is the developer
Final Guess: Plants Vs. Zombies
Answer: Peggle

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ABTS-015: Frag Castle Games Interview

In this episode of ABTS, Doug and Bren interview the founders of Frag Castle Games, John Bubriski and Jared Barboza. We discuss the various games they’ve released, their backgrounds in game development, and we play another tournament of IWTW!

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Frag Castle Games Website
Games: Rock Kickass, RK Runner, Lovey Bird, Shroom Jump, Final Frontier
Frag Castle Github
FragCast Podcast
XNA, MonoGame, Game Maker, ImpactJS
One of five winners for the Github Gameoff 2012 with Rock Kickass
PAX East 2013 Cost Breakdown blog post
Steam vs. Uplay vs. Games for Windows Live
Titanfall, Don’t Starve Together (Klei), Mark of the Ninja (Bren could’ve theoretically burned down in a building playing this game)

I Was The Walrus:

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

Category: What you would want to have if you were trapped under a frozen lake
Match 1: John vs. Jared
Round 1: Old spice vs. Samus Suit
Round 2: Legos vs. Falcon Punch
Round 3: Reddit vs. Sun Blade from Final Fantasy

Category: Where would you go during a zombie apocalypse?
Match 2: Bren vs. Jared
Round 1: Green Lantern Planet Oa vs. An English Pub
Round 2: Atlantis (from Disney’s Atlantis: The Lost Empire) vs. TARDIS
Round 3: Batcave vs. Mall

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