Hosted by Chris Enns and Nicolas Ward
Each episode we’ll be talking about the games we’ve tried, what we keep going back to, what we think might be great games to check out if you’ve got kids, and preview upcoming games.
What is a GameCube? Xbox Turns 20. ExtraLife Streaming. And Oregon Trail vs Civilzation 6.
Episode 43 • Published Nov 04, 2021
Chris played Civilization, Nick played a bunch of games for ExtraLife, and we talk about Xbox turning 20, kids not knowing what a Gamecube is, and ponder if reality is broken.
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Castlevania: Grimoire of Souls
Small amounts of action platformer trapped in character/item upgrade menu system
Auto attack makes game more accessible
This was an IAP powered Android game launched in 2019
Worked well with controller
The Oregon Trail
Getting back into it. Many game updates (about 20 onboarding screens!): new trails (California, Mormon), fishing mini game, more story quests (eg bring nitroglycerin to mine without blowing up), more challenges (“contracts” to complete a trail segment with added difficulty)
Menus work with controller okay, but definitely touch first
Never played previous release
Weird hold to unpause mechanic, bad RSI scenario
Fun progression, pretty high difficulty
First on Android,
now on iOS
One app per game to follow App Store guidelines
not streaming like Luna or xCloud Listener Andrew
“You and Chris were great entertainment on my way to and from getting cat supplies.”
Tiny Wings developer wanted to transfer achievements
🍋 HomePod mini
Fraggle Rock TV+ show
Marathon series / Marathon emulator
Friend of the show Angela
Gabe wants multiplayer