Archive for January, 2011

2 Player Productions Chronicles a Young Mojang Specifications

2 Player Productions is a film production company that seems to have a mission. They want to lift the current gaming paradigm out of the Call of Duty bro-fest that Spike TV is so convinced gamers want and establish a mature look at the people involved—as well as the the real struggles and the pure joy—that can come from gaming. With their coverage of big-budget studios like Naughty Dog and Sucker Punch as well as the American chip music scene (featured in their sublime documentary Reformat the Planet) it is becoming apparent that 2 Player Productions is redefining the tone for how games should be presented. Read more

Episode 2 – Nerds We Long to Be

On this episode, our special guest Switch from the Dangerous Kids podcast joins the fray. We talk about how 2 Player Production’s coverage of Uncharted 3 is a breath of fresh air from the “Mountain Dew-swilling bro” culture the game industry usually associated with, followed by a discussion of Indie Game: the Movie and the importance of a strong indie presence in the industry. Topping it all off is an impromptu debate over the state of nerd culture in America, which brings up varying interpretations of what it means to be a nerd.

Featuring music from Plain Flavored

Pac-Man 2

Hydrophobia

Klonoa

Humble Indie Bundle

Episode 1 – Debut Episode!! (part 1 of 1)

On the debut episode of A Jumps B Shoots, co-hosts Matt Hunter, Rich Lau and Steve Haske welcome Adam Boyce (a gaming enthusiast friend of Steve’s from South Carolina) to talk about some of their favorite games. In ‘Whatcha Playin’?', we discuss how strange is is that the most recent 3D Castlevania, Lords of Shadow, is better than the recent 2D Castlevania (XBLA’s Harmony of Despair);  An examination of controllerless gaming and the ways it’s tearing down the barriers between gamers and would-be non-gamers follows, as well as reviews of the Sega Genesis’ Castlevania: Bloodlines, Legendary Axe for the Turbo Grafix and PS3′s Gran Turismo 5.

Featuring the music of Nick Maynard

Rival Turf

Castlevania: Bloodlines

Legendary Axe

Gran Turismo 5