Archive for June, 2013

Episode 78 – Whatcha Playin’ 6.23.13

On this episode we invite long time fan, Zach Filstrup on the show to talk about the games we have been playing.

Zach revisits a new release of an old favorite, Sly Cooper: Theives in Time. We discuss the gameplay, art style, and how you just don’t see animated platformers anymore. Rich takes on the DS room puzzle game, 9 Hours, 9 Persons, 9 Doors. Steve tackles the iOS puzzler Stickets. Finally, Matt makes beautiful, if not repetitive music with the app/game Musyc.

Featuring music from Monomaniac.

Episode 77 – The $325,000 Console

next gen

The new A Jumps B Shoots studio is up! Sorry about how long this took. We recorded an episode about the new console generation before E3. Our intention was to release our thoughts both pre and post E3 however, the move of the studio proved to be quite an undertaking (it included the rest of my belongings as well). However, this episode still represents our thoughts about the upcoming generation of consoles. Let us know what you think!

Update: Microsoft has dropped their DRM and 24 hour internet check in! Maybe they are listening.

Featuring music from The Shortsleeves’ EP In the Memory.

Episode 76 – Whatcha Playin’ 06.03.13

We’re back! Infinite apologies for the lapse in episodes. Let’s get back on this horse.

Steve pushes our feelings of a disappointing AAA year with the poor showing of Star Trek and an especially discouraging moment with the game Soul Sacrifice. You expect great things when the creator of Mega Man takes on a project that sounds like a current-gen version of Planescape Torment. Alas, this is where we are in games.

Rich brings another one of the long developed, highly anticipated games to the fold, Monaco. Bringing a Ocean’s Eleven team-heist game with a Pacman meets the Atari 2600 visuals, the game is a masterful multiplayer experience. He also falls for a web series that shows itself to be a wonderful supplement to our podcast, Extra Credits.

Finally, Matt finds meaningful narrative in an albeit simplistic puzzle platformer in Thomas was Alone. He also stumbles over a bizarre web based text game called CAndy Box that must be played before you learn anything about it.

Featuring music from Cheapshot’s album ZOMG!.