Episode 125: How to Make a Video Game

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Episode 125: How to Make a Video Game

Brian Henkin joins the MGS crew to talk about developing his game "Light of the Mountain." From inception to release, Brian shares his story with the show.

As for news, we talk the big God of War release date along with Microsoft's big game pass announcement.

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Light of the Mountain Release Update- twitter.com/SongHouseGames/stat…/956445223663661056

"The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild's dungeon design | Boss Keys" by Mark Brown on YouTube- www.youtube.com/watch?v=GudeeRVNo5U

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Intro and Outro song is "OHC3" by Kris Keyser
Our break song is "Resurrections " by Lena Raine from "Celeste."

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Episode 124: Kingdom Hearts Battlegrounds

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Episode 124: Kingdom Hearts Battlegrounds

Get your battlegrounds on with the hottest podcast around town! Logan is finally caught up on the magic that is Kingdom Hearts, so naturally Max has to tell him why KH2's magic system sucks.

Nintendo's Mini direct is also discussed, as it laid out a clear path for the Big N up to E3 2018. Another battlegrounds game is on the horizon as 2018's hottest game trend begins to pick up steam.

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Timestamps:
Intro- 0:00-5:05
What have we been playing- 5:05-25:05

News
AC: Rogue- 25:05-33:24
Detective Pikachu- 33:24-36:59
Paladin BG- 36:59-44:28
Mini Direct- 44:28-01:14:53

Break- 01:4:53-01:15:23

Topic
Kingdom Hearts goodness- 01:15:23-01:46:20

Closing- 01:46:20-01:48:45

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Intro and Outro song is "OHC3" by Kris Keyser
Our break song is "Organization XIII" by Yoko Shimomura from "Kingdom Hearts II."

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Episode 123: Anticipating 2018

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Episode 123: Anticipating 2018

2018 is upon us and it may be bigger and better than 2017! Join Logan and Max as the run you through what they know about 2018 and share their most anticipated titles.

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Timestamps:
Intro- 0:00-3:30
What have we been playing- 3:30-34:42

News
2018 Breakdown- 34:42-01:25:00

Top 5 Anticipated Games of 2018- 01:25:00-01:55:56

Closing- 01:55:56-01:58:33

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Intro and Outro song is "OHC3" by Kris Keyser

"The Untold History of EA's Long (and Rich) Pay-2-Win Love Affair" by Skill Up on YouTube

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Episode 122: Game of the Year 2017

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Episode 122: Game of the Year 2017

It's finally here! Our long talked about and much-anticipated game of the year episode has arrived and it's very, very, very long. Max and Logan are joined by citizens Mario Rivera and Michael Ruiz to hand out nearly 20 different awards to games that released this year. Which game will be crowned king of 2017? Which game broke our hearts? And why didn't Max play more games this year? All of this and more will be discussed in this nearly 5 hour marathon. Buckle up.

As an apology, please excuse our somewhat rough audio in this episode. Our original recordings didn't work out so we had to pull the audio from our YouTube backup. We'll do better next year.

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Timestamps:

Intro -- 0:30--15:00

Soundtrack of the Year -- 15:00 - 39:30
Sexiest of the Year -- 39:30-47:10
Why isn't this on Switch yet? -- 47:10 - 59:00
Microtransactioniest of the Year -- 59:00 - 1:21:00

Best Multiplayer -- 1:22:00 -- 1:36:00
Franchise Most Likely to Ripoff "Battle Royale" -- 1:36:00 -- 1:42:00
Trailer of the Year -- 1:42:00 - 1:49:00
Most Anticipated Game of 2018 -- 1:49:00 - 2:05:00
Biggest Disappointment of 2017 - 2:05:00 - 2:24:00

Best Publisher -- 2:25:00 - 2:41:00
Best Developer -- 2:41:00 - 2:52:00
Best Exclusive -- 2:52:00 - 2:58:30
Top 5 Games Max Should Have Played -- 2:58:30 - 3:04:30
Character of the Year -- 3:04:30 - 3:10:30
Funniest Game of 2017 -- 3:10:30 - 3:16:00
Best Art -- 3:16:00 - 3:20:00
Best Narrative -- 3:20:00 - 3:28:00
Best Moment of the Year -- 3:28:00 - 3:33:00
Best Indie Game -- 3:33:00 - 3:40:00
Best Game Direction - 3:40:00 - 3:45:00

Game of the Year 2017 -- 3:46:00 - 4:40:00

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Intro and Outro song is "OHC3" by Kris Keyser
Break songs include "Last Surprise" by Shoji Meguro from Persona 5, "Studiopolis" by Tee Lopes from Sonic Mania, and "Steam Gardens" by Naoto Kubo from Super Mario Odyssey.

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Episode 121: End of the Year Shuffle

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Episode 121: End of the Year Shuffle

Binge gaming has begun as the Model Citizens crew hustles to play some final games before their game of the year show. Max is still playing Super Mario Odyssey. Someone tell him to stop and play Wolfenstein II.

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Timestamps:
Intro- 0:00-4:53
What we are playing- 4:53-58:10

News

Ni No Kuni 2 Delayed- 58:10-01:02:40
MGS:S- 01:02:40-01:06:50
Fox Bought Out by Disney- 01:06:50-01:26:11

Closing- 01:26:31-01:34:00

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Episode 120: Post Game Awards Madness

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Episode 120: Post Game Awards Madness

Alex O'Neill finally joins both hosts at the same time! Max was not prepared. Buckle up for the aftermath of The Game Awards and PSX. We talk the highs and lows along with our hottest, spiciest takes.

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Timestamps:
Intro- 0:00-5:00
Xbox One X- 5:00-21:11
What we are playing- 21:11-01:20:04

*Wolfenstein II Spoilers- 22:30-32:00*

Break- 01:20:04-01:20:34

TGA/PSX- 01:20:34-03:16:35

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Intro and Outro song is "OHC3" by Kris Keyser
Break song is "Beneath the Mask -Rain-" by Shoji Meguro from "Persona 5."

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Episode 119: Twas the Night Before the TGAs

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Episode 119: Twas the Night Before the TGAs

The gang is back after a short holiday, moving, end of school break with end of the year excitement in the air. The Video Game Awards are upon us, so Logan and Max give their predictions for the awards and reveals. PSX is the next day and the duo give their thoughts on this year's proceedings.

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Timestamps:
Intro- 0:00-6:17
What we are playing- 6:17-24:13

News
Curse of Osiris- 24:13-31:08
Mega Man 11- 31:08-36:06
God of War Release Date Leak- 36:06-44:58

Break- 44:58-45:30

Game Awards- 45:30-01:22:52
PSX Predictions- 01:22:52-01:38:41

Closing- 01:38:41-01:43:38

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Intro and Outro song is "OHC3" by Kris Keyser

Break song is "Bowser Battle 2" by Naoto Kubo, Shiho Fujii, and Koji Kondo from "Super Mario Odyssey."

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Episode 118: EA Makes People Grumpy

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Episode 118: EA Makes People Grumpy

Logan would like to inform all our listeners on where to meet for the raid, pillaging, and burning of EA will take place and what supplies to bring. 

Or he'd like to share that it isn't the end of the world, no matter how scummy it seems.

Logan shares his thoughts on Battlefront II with the show. Max and Michael chime in with their thoughts on the recent news and what everyone has been playing lately, including DOOM on Switch. Later, we throw our two cents in on the Game Awards and the nominees for 2017.

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Episode 116: Breaking Down Sony's Paris Games Week Presentation

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Episode 116: Breaking Down Sony's Paris Games Week Presentation

Fellow Citizens Mario Rivera and Michael Ruiz join Logan this week to talk about 4K TVs and the slew of recent releases such as Wolfenstein II, Super Mario Odyssey, and Assassin's Creed Origins.

Afterwards, they break down Sony's recent Paris Games Week presentation and give their thoughts on Sucker Punch's new IP reveal, The Last of Us: Part II's brutal cinematic trailer, and the story trailer for Spider-Man that nearly made Logan cry.

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Episode 115: EA Closes Visceral Games

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Episode 115: EA Closes Visceral Games

Former DualShockers writer Tyler Fischer joins Logan this week to talk about the closing of Visceral Games, the lack of creativity in triple-A development, and where Tyler sees himself going in the future in the industry.

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Episode 114: Nintendo's Shortcomings and Naughty Dog Controversy

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Episode 114: Nintendo's Shortcomings and Naughty Dog Controversy

With Max off getting married, Logan is joined this week by Mike Doherty from Chipped Tooth Gaming! The two chat about Mike's rise to prominence within the Kinda Funny community, what it's like to live in the San Francisco area, and how they each plan on breaking into the gaming industry.

Afterwards, they talk about games they've been playing recently such as Destiny 2 and Cuphead while also looking forward to next week's slew of releases with Super Mario Odyssey, Assassin's Creed Origins, and Wolfenstein II. Mike then discusses why he hasn't made the plunge to purchase a Switch yet before then diving into the controversy surrounding Naughty Dog and an ex-employee.

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Episode 113: Shadow of Loot Boxes

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Episode 113: Shadow of Loot Boxes

Logan had the opportunity to play & review Shadow of War. In this light news week, join the guys as they talk about the brand new game from Monolith in the first half and then dig into the heated discussion surrounding the game's micro-transactions.

This is Max's last episode before his Internet break as he runs off to get hitched. Max will be back on MGS during the week of Nov. 5, 2017.

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Timestamps:
Intro- 0:00-16:02
What we are playing- 16:02-01:03:50

Break- 01:03:50-01:04:20

Microtransaction Fever & Closing- 01:04:20-01:40:21

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Intro and Outro song is "OHC3" by Kris Keyser

Break song is “taking the hobbits to isengard“ by YouTube from “YouTube.”

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Episode 112: Cuphead is Magical

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Episode 112: Cuphead is Magical

Cuphead is here and it is an absolute treat to play and see in motion. Join the boys as they discuss the 1930's inspired game, along with Logan's hands on impressions of Assassin's Creed Origins!

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Timestamps:
Intro- 0:00-8:57
What we are playing- 8:57-
Assassin’s Creed Origins- 8:57-44:03
Cuphead- 44:03-01:00:26

Break- 01:00:26-01:00:56

News
Red Dead- 01:00:56-01:11:22
Stardew- 01:11:22-01:13:55
PSVR Slight Revision- 01:13:55-01:23:47
Andy House-01:23:47-01:37:01

Closing- 01:37:01:01:40:35

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Intro and Outro song is "OHC3" by Kris Keyser

Break song is “Die House“ by Kristofer Maddigan from “Cuphead.”

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Episode 111: Our Top 5 Metroidvanias

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Episode 111: Our Top 5 Metroidvanias

Just one week after discussing the unstoppable nature of PUBG, Logan and Max discuss their first major PR debacle. They also talk about the increasing odds of them spending $80 on a SNES Classic. To close the episode out, the guys discuss their personal favorite Metroidvanias games!

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Timestamps:
Intro- 0:00-3:04
What we are playing- 3:04-26:36

News
SNES Launch Supply-26:36-35:26
Red Dead Redemption 2 News Announcement- 35:26-47:24
Super Mario Run Update- 47:24-52:03
PUBG PR Drama- 52:03-01:06:12

Break- 01:06:12-01:06:42

Top 5 Metroidvanias- 01:06:42-01:35:25

Closing- 01:35:25-01:38:35

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Intro and Outro song is "OHC3" by Kris Keyser

Break song is “SNES Classic Menu Music“ by Nintendo from the “SNES Classic.”

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Episode 110: PUBG Seems to be Unstoppable

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Episode 110: PUBG Seems to be Unstoppable

PlayUnknown's Battlegrounds is quickly becoming a titan within the industry. Sales and records do not seem to be slowing down. Logan and Max take a moment to recognize the rampant success as they anticipate the Xbox One release.

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Timestamps:
Intro- 0:00-14:00
What we are playing- 14:00-45:00

News
NBA 2K18 Switch- 45:00-50:20
Bruce Straley Leaves Naughty Dog- 50:20-57:48
Phil Spencer Joins Microsoft Elite- 57:48-01:01:08
PUBG Breaks Records- 01:01:08-01:08:17
Fortnight Cross Play- 01:08:17-01:12:00
TGS Brief Summary- 01:12:00-01:16:49

Closing- 01:16:49-01:18:13

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Episode 109: Super Mario Odyssey Can't Possibly Be Bad

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Episode 109: Super Mario Odyssey Can't Possibly Be Bad

Using the magic of non-linear editing once again, the MGS crew delivers hot takes on the September Nintendo Direct. Hear the spiciest opinions on Super Mario Odyssey, Bethesda's Switch support, Xenoblade's massive world, and more!

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Intro and Outro song is "OHC3" by Kris Keyser

Break song is “Champion's Road“ by Mahito Yokota, Toru Minegishi, Koji Kondo, and Yasuaki Iwata from “Super Mario 3D World.”

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Episode 108: Two Logans are Better than One

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Episode 108: Two Logans are Better than One

It's the episode everyone has been waiting for -- the all Logan special! This week Logan is joined by Logan Wilkinson from Irrational Passions to talk about the state of gaming journalism along with discussing Logan's new podcast called Input. After some one off conversations about baseball and Bioshock, Logan and Logan talk about games they've been playing lately which include Yakuza Kiwami and Pyre. It's a more laid back show this week but one that we hope you love regardless.

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Episode 107: Half-Life Episode 3 is Out? Sorta?

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Episode 107: Half-Life Episode 3 is Out? Sorta?

We have a doozy of a show this week! Right off the bat Max complains about DOOM's length and Logan gives us first hand impressions of Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle. After a break, the duo dive into the news ranging  from PSVR and Half Life Episode 3's plot leaking. After yet another magical time warping break, Logan and Max discuss the Nindies Direct on August 30, 2017. 

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Intro and Outro song is "OHC3" by Kris Keyser

Break song is “Chemical Plant Act 2“ by Tee Lopes from “Sonic Mania.”

Break song is “Haunted House“ by Koji Kondo from “Super Mario World.”

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Episode 106: The Lost Legacy Review Discussion

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Episode 106: The Lost Legacy Review Discussion

Logan is back from the Big Apple and the boys have lots to discuss. Michael joins Logan and Max for the first half of the show to talk all about the games they have been playing, wrestling, and the latest happenings for Xbox.

After the break, Logan and Max discuss and review the latest Naughty Dog game, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy. They dive in to how the game stacks up against the other Uncharted games and the future of the franchise.

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Timestamps:
Intro: 0:00-4:54
What we are playing: 4:54-50:29

News
Crackdown 3 Delayed- 50:29-01:11:32
ReCore Definitive Edition Announced- 01:11:32-01:13:34
We Happy Few Release Date- 01:13:34-01:22:10
Mass Effect Andromeda- 01:22:10-01:27:33
PSX Early Bird Tickets on Sale- 01:27:33-01:34:30
Bioshock is 10 years old- 01:34:30-01:36:00

Break- 01:36:00-01:36:26

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy Review Discussion- 01:36:36-02:21:32

Closing- 02:21:32-02:25:41

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Intro and Outro song is "OHC3" by Kris Keyser

Break song is “The Insurgency“ by Henry Jackman from “Uncharted: The Lost Legacy.”

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