Episode 6 – Mar. 1st 2015 (GotW: Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty)

In this episode of the $20 or Less Podcast: People’s console preferences, the Return of plastic instruments and more Fable talk.

This episode’s 20orLess game of the week is the remake of a classic 90s sidescroller, Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty.

–News Topics–
Rock Band/Guitar Hero Return: http://l.gamespot.com/1wAdvtY
Lionsgate makes “significant” investment in Telltale Games: http://l.gamespot.com/1E5UtMF
Study: People Buy PS4 for Graphics, Xbox One for Brand, Wii U for Fun: http://l.gamespot.com/1E5Uxfq
Fable Legends Is Free-To-Play, http://bit.ly/1E5UArt

–Game of the Week–
Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty
Developer: Just Add Water (Developments), Inc.
Publisher: Oddworld Inhabitants Inc.
Website: http://bit.ly/1zOHKcd
Purchase on Steam: http://bit.ly/1AHzHlz

–MUSICAL CREDITS–
Music courtesy of A. Lott

–Contact The Show–
Email: 20orLessPodcast@gmail.com
Twitter: @20orLessPodcast

–Contact JD–
Email: gaddockteeg@gaddockgaming.com
Twitter: @Gteeg
Youtube: youtube.com/thegaddockteeg

–Contact Cosmic–
Twitter: @cosmicengine99
youtube: youtube.com/thecosmicengine

Episode 5 – Feb. 22nd 2015 (GotW: The Escapists)

In this episode of the $20 or Less Podcast: The importance of game length, our concerns with kickstarters and much more.

This episode’s 20orLess game of the week is Mouldy Toof Studios’ prison-break simulator, TheEscapists.

–News Topics–
The Order 1886 Clocks in at 5.5 hours: http://bit.ly/17fSYPr
The Stomping Lands is extinct: http://bit.ly/17iobl3
Greg Zeschuk back from retirement: http://l.gamespot.com/1Ejahfy

–Game of the Week–
The Escapists
Developer/Publisher: Mouldy Toof Studios
Website: http://bit.ly/1vUmZA1
Purchase on Steam: http://bit.ly/1L8RpQ9
Purchase on Greenmangaming: http://bit.ly/18faVhW

–MUSICAL CREDITS–
Music courtesy of A. Lott

–Contact The Show–
Email: 20orLessPodcast@gmail.com
Twitter: @20orLessPodcast

–Contact JD–
Email: gaddockteeg@gaddockgaming.com
Twitter: @Gteeg
Youtube: youtube.com/thegaddockteeg

–Contact Cosmic–
Twitter: @cosmicengine99
youtube: youtube.com/thecosmicengine

Episode 4 – Feb. 15th 2015 (GotW: Sunless Sea)

In this episode of the $20 or Less Podcast we ponder the implications of Bethesda planning an E3 press conference, discuss the cancellation of an asymmetric multiplayer game and go down the Peter Molyneux rabbit hole.

This episode’s 20orLess game of the week is Failbetter Games’ Rogue-like steam-punk sea exploration game, Sunless Sea.

–News Topics–
Peter Molyneux Underdelivers Again (Initial RPS Article): http://bit.ly/1D6TJIh
RPS Interview: http://bit.ly/1CqZwTw
Shadow Realms Canceled by BWA: http://bit.ly/1FbM3VN
Bethesda Plans FIrst E3 Press Conference: http://bit.ly/1uWL3kJ

–Game of the Week–
Sunless Sea
Developer/Publisher: Failbetter Games
Website: http://bit.ly/1KXW5IK
Purchase on Steam: http://bit.ly/1Cu68k3

–MUSICAL CREDITS–
Music courtesy of A. Lott

–Contact The Show–
Email: 20orLessPodcast@gmail.com
Twitter: @20orLessPodcast

–Contact JD–
Email: gaddockteeg@gaddockgaming.com
Twitter: @Gteeg
Youtube: youtube.com/thegaddockteeg

–Contact Cosmic–
Twitter: @cosmicengine99
youtube: youtube.com/thecosmicengine

Episode 3 – Feb. 8th 2015 (GotW: Darkest Dungeon)

Editor’s Note: The 20orLess team encountered an inordinate number of technical difficulties while producing this episode. As such, the audio and video quality of this episode is far below where we expect. We appreciate your patience as we continue to improve the show. Thanks for listening!

On this episode of the $20 or Less Podcast we discuss Ubisoft’s change of heart regarding “unauthorized” Steam keys, a gaming site rising from the dead and much more.

This episode’s 20orLess game of the week is the Rogue-like turn based, 2-D RPG Darkest Dungeon by Red Hook Studios.

–News Topics–
Ubisoft Reactivates “Unauthorized” Game Keys: http://bit.ly/1KBpDf3
Massively OP Kickstarter: http://kck.st/1zNf7OW
Garena Rules Announcement: http://bit.ly/1Fk6vRG

–Game of the Week–
Darkest Dungeon
Developer/Publisher: Red Hook Studios
Website: http://bit.ly/1z8vTJ2
Purchase on Steam: http://bit.ly/1A2d8b8

–MUSICAL CREDITS–
Music courtesy of A. Lott

–Contact The Show–
Email: 20orLessPodcast@gmail.com
Twitter: @20orLessPodcast

–Contact JD–
Email: gaddockteeg@gaddockgaming.com
Twitter: @Gteeg
Youtube: youtube.com/thegaddockteeg

–Contact Cosmic–
Twitter: @cosmicengine99
youtube: youtube.com/thecosmicengine

Episode 2 – Feb. 1st 2015 (GotW: H1Z1)

On this episode of the $20 or Less Podcast we discuss Nintendo’s new Creator’s Program, industry layoffs and closures, Ubisoft decision to revoke “unauthorized” Steam keys and much more.

This episode’s 20orLess game of the week is the Zombie Survival Horror H1Z1 by Sony Online Entertainment.

–News Topics–
Support Monty Oum: http://bit.ly/16hvRnA
Ubisoft Deactivates “Unauthorized” Game Keys: http://bit.ly/1zZJxQo
Nintendo’s Creator Program: http://bit.ly/1CVa3KL
Joystiq and Massively Close Down: http://bit.ly/16hwRrV, http://aol.it/1zL9DY7
SEGA Offers Voluntary Retirement: http://bit.ly/1wSOSBU
Miguel Caron Leaves Behaviour Online: http://bit.ly/1DuAMMn

–Game of the Week–
H1Z1
Developer/Publisher: Sony Online Entertainment
Website: http://bit.ly/1wC5Pk8
Purchase on Steam: http://bit.ly/1yONvtB

–MUSICAL CREDITS–
Music courtesy of A. Lott

–Contact The Show–
Email: 20orLessPodcast@gmail.com
Twitter: @20orLessPodcast

–Contact JD–
Email: gaddockteeg@gaddockgaming.com
Twitter: @Gteeg
Youtube: youtube.com/thegaddockteeg

–Contact Cosmic–
Twitter: @cosmicengine99
youtube: youtube.com/thecosmicengine

Episode 1 – Jan. 25th 2015 (GotW: Disorder)

Welcome to the $20orLess podcast, a video game podcast that focuses on gaming on a budget. On this episode we discuss the Windows 10 media conference, the problems with early access, the resurgence of isometric rpgs and much more.

This week’s 20orLess game of the week is the indie puzzle-platformer Disorder by Swagabyte games.

–Game of the Week–
Disorder
Developer: Swagbyte Games
Publisher: Screwattack Games
Website: http://bit.ly/1CRqzJv
Purchase on Steam: http://bit.ly/184nA6Y

–MUSICAL CREDITS–
Music courtesy of A Lott

–Contact The Show–
Email: 20orLessPodcast@gmail.com
Twitter: @20orLessPodcast

–Contact JD–
Email: gaddockteeg@gaddockgaming.com
Twitter: @Gteeg
Youtube: youtube.com/thegaddockteeg

–Contact Cosmic–
Twitter: @cosmicengine99
youtube: youtube.com/thecosmicengine

Sometimes, Fantasy Is All You Need

The Australian Classification Board’s recent refusal to classify Hotline Miami 2 has once again sparked the predictable outrage from the predictable pundits. One of the many ripples from this tift has been the debate over whether the depiction of rape in video games is acceptable on the basis of it being “just fantasy.” Sexual violence is a sensitive and nuanced topic that is being discussed with the delicateness of a demolition derby. I’ll preface this all by saying I have no idea what actually takes place in Hotline Miami 2. There has been a video released by the developers showing the scene in question, but the source brings up questions of validity. I also don’t claim to understand the geo-political structure of Australia (I hear they have a really cool Prime Minister). All that being said, I believe that limiting people’s access to media based upon its content should only be done under the most extreme circumstances. Read more

Episode 61 – All Hardmodes Reporting In

JD discusses his opinions on the latest and greatest happenings in the world of SWTOR. In this episode JD delves into the realm of SoR hard mode flashpoints and contends that accuracy should be missing. All this and an idea fresh off the Wall of Crazy in this episode of the Unnamed SWTOR Podcast.

–COMMUNITY CORNER–
Accuracy Gold-Post: http://bit.ly/1BNC9YI

–MUSICAL CREDITS–

Intro Theme Courtesy of SpellingPhailor:

http://bit.ly/12JUkKf

Interview Transition Theme:
the fugitive by geir tjelta

http://bit.ly/116lnRL

Transition Theme:
Crash Of The First Interstellar Channel by 2NRO8OT:

http://bit.ly/1aFlDgY

The TV-Asteroid by 2NRO8OT:

http://bit.ly/12yJeKJ

Outro Theme:
The Voyage to Rushjet1:

http://bit.ly/18f8GGg

–SELF PROMOTION–
Email: GaddockTeeg@gaddockgaming.com
Twitter: @GTeeg
Youtube: http://bit.ly/15FQSDV
Friend of SWTOR link: http://www.swtor.com/r/j4Yqrr

Episode 60 – Back in the SWTOR Groove

JD discusses his opinions on the latest and greatest happenings in the world of SWTOR. In this episode JD goes all in with Shadow of Revan early access. All this and an idea fresh off the Wall of Crazy in this episode of the Unnamed SWTOR Podcast.

–MUSICAL CREDITS–

Intro Theme Courtesy of SpellingPhailor:

http://bit.ly/12JUkKf

Interview Transition Theme:
the fugitive by geir tjelta

http://bit.ly/116lnRL

Transition Theme:
Crash Of The First Interstellar Channel by 2NRO8OT:

http://bit.ly/1aFlDgY

The TV-Asteroid by 2NRO8OT:

http://bit.ly/12yJeKJ

Outro Theme:
The Voyage to Rushjet1:

http://bit.ly/18f8GGg

–SELF PROMOTION–
Email: GaddockTeeg@gaddockgaming.com
Twitter: @GTeeg
Youtube: http://bit.ly/15FQSDV
Friend of SWTOR link: http://www.swtor.com/r/j4Yqrr

Gone Home

In this blog I am going to discuss some major plot points from The Fullbright Company’s Gone Home. As such, I strongly suggest you play Gone Home for yourself before reading on. It is well worth your time and I think everyone should have the chance to try Gone Home without any preconceptions or foreknowledge as to what they are getting themselves into. You can pick the game up for yourself here: http://bit.ly/1nqqJOa

Gone Home profoundly impacted the way I look at interactive media. The emotions I felt while playing Gone Home will stick with me for as long as I live.

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