Couch Podtatoes Episode 23: East vs. West


For episode #23 we’re going to be taking a look at the vast differences between eastern and western games, from their marketing ploys to the gameplay contained therein. This devolves into a rather long rant about many social and cultural differences between the two sides of the world, but is interesting nonetheless. Later we take a look at a banned Kickstarter attempt, where a couple of guys who have already claimed credit for a few other pranks were trying to fund a rather weird gaming peripheral. Lastly, we talk about a recent post on Hardcore Casual, where Syncaine talks about burnout being a myth. Take a listen, and enjoy the show!


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Couch Podtatoes Epsiode 23: East vs West (runtime: 1:13:33)

What are we playing? (starts at 1:14)
Discussion: East vs West (starts at 22:29)
Idiots on the Internet: Blood Sport Kickstarter (starts at 56:21)
Community Spotlight: Hardcore Casual (starts at 1:03:45)

Host Contact information:

Blog: Me vs. Myself and I

Blog: Healing The Masses
Twitter: @ausj3w3l

Idiots on the Internet Article:

Community Spotlight: Hardcore Causal
The Article

Music Credits:
“Level Up” by Cookie Monsta (from the Riot! EP)
“Groove” by Oiki (from the Get it Now EP)
“Built For Sin” by The Black Dahlia Murder (from the album Miasma)
“Athena” by Datsik (from the album Let it Burn)
“Enchanted Rose” by Bury Your Dead (from the album Beauty and the Breakdown)

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