Couch Podtatoes Episode 8: Nostalgia

CP4Welcome back to the show. It’s back to normal around here this week, so you can expect the usual format. What we’ve been playing, a discussion, idiots on the internet, and a community spotlight, nice and tidy. We played quite a few different titles and discussed them briefly, and then dove into the topic of Nostalgia. I wrote a post about that earlier in the week, and this prompted the discussion, but we’ve been seeing a trend in the industry of tugging at our heart strings. This includes comics and movies and we talk about those too. Gamestop became an even more evil company and is releasing a credit card, but you should be wary of the pitfalls! Lastly, we take a look at a community post about stopping to smell the roses. Enjoy the present, don’t live in the past or the future! We hope you enjoy the show!

 

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Couch Podtatoes Epsiode 8: Nostalgia (runtime: 55:38)

Breaking the Ice: what are we playing? (starts at 1:14)
Discussion: Nostalgia (starts at 13:55)
Idiots on the Internet: Gamestop Credit Card (starts at 43:20)
Community Talk: Simcha’s look at the present (starts at 50:44)

Host Contact information:

Izlain
Blog: Me vs. Myself and I
Twitter:@mevsmyselfandi

J3w3l
Blog: Healing The Masses
Twitter: @ausj3w3l

Articles related to the discussion:
https://gdub4.wordpress.com/2014/08/02/blaugust-2nd-qotd/
http://reportsfromthefield.com/2014/07/24/nostalgia-and-modern-video-games/
http://tagn.wordpress.com/2014/07/21/progression-nostalgia-and-special-servers/

Idiots on the Internet article:
GameStop’s New Credit Card Is Designed To Exploit Gamers

Community Spotlight:
Simcha @ Simcha’s Many Lives
the article: http://simchaandalts.wordpress.com/2014/08/02/the-present-moments

Music Credits:
“Level Up” by Cookie Monsta (from the Riot! EP)
“Funk Hole” by Destroid (from the album The Invasion)
“Traitors” by Misery Index (from the album Traitors)
“Little Black Submarines” by The Black Keys (from the album El Camino)
“Enchanted Rose” by Bury Your Dead (from the album Beauty and the Breakdown)

Couch Podtatoes is a podcast about gaming, though we might stray into other forms of media. Sometimes we use strong language, but we try to keep that to a minimum. All opinions expressed by us or our guests are our own and are in no way to be interpreted as official commentary from any companies we discuss. Be sure to follow us on iTunes, and/or Stitcher Radio.

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