The Scotchcast It’s a podcast about video games. And stuff.

October 3, 2013  

This week we talk about a ton of stuff that is all Guild Wars 2!  The Tequatl fight, upcoming update the Twilight Assault, and a lovely discussion about the community's reactions to announcements, complete with a host revelation!


Music:  "Super Adventure Box: Main Theme" by Maclaine Diemer & Leif Chappelle

Featured Members: Thurbleton, Shinboy630, Squiddel, and Blitz

Run time: 01:08:46

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Enjoy! Also, feel free to leave some criticism or feedback - TheLincolncast@gmail.com or @TheLincolncast on Twitter

September 19, 2013  

Tune in to check out the second recording done on Friday the 13th, with Thurbs and a rag tag crew of miscreants actually talking about Guild Wars 2 for about an hour and a half. Or at least, they told me that's what happened, but I swear there were mentions of Jean Claude Van Damme in there... or something. I don't know, find out for yourself in the latest episode of The Lincolncast!!


Music:  "Super Adventure Box: Main Theme" by Maclaine Diemer & Leif Chappelle

Featured Members: Thurbleton, Shinboy630, Squiddel

Run time: 01:23:18

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Enjoy! Also, feel free to leave some criticism or feedback - TheLincolncast@gmail.com or @TheLincolncast on Twitter

August 26, 2013  

(GW2 talk runs till 1h 28mins) This episode is another surprisingly on-topic one where we chat about the rather pleasant recent content update to GW2 and the great new direction Arenanet went with the tone of it. We follow that up with a retrospective/predictions topic regarding storytelling in GW2, where it's been, where it's going and what we'd like to see more of. Finally, we've all been playing a bunch of games and Noob has a bone to pick with Elysium!


Music:  "Super Adventure Box: Main Theme" by Maclaine Diemer & Leif Chappelle

Featured Members: Thurbleton, No0b0rAmA, selfconfessedcynic

Run time: 02:29:30

Topics for the week:
  • The Closing Ceremony is one of the best additions to GW2 in a while from a story POV.
  • We chat about how it worked / didn't work and if we'd like to see more of this.
  • We touch upon the other changes in this update briefly before launching into our main topic: Storytelling in GW2
  • Should GW2 stay black and white or "go grey"?
  • after 1:28h we move on to what we've been watching and playing (including Divekick and more Gone Home, Tales of Xillia and the original Bioshock).

Plugs!

Enjoy! Also, feel free to leave some criticism or feedback - TheLincolncast@gmail.com or @TheLincolncast on Twitter

August 13, 2013  

(GW2 talk runs till 51mins) Tune in for our surprisingly on-topic first hour where we chat about the recent content update to GW2 in which some trends strongly continue and others are bucked!! We start out quite critical, but in all the Queen's Jubilee seems really cool. Aside from that, Noob has been reading, we've all been playing a bunch of games (including Papers Please and Tales of Xillia) and more!


Music:  "Super Adventure Box: Main Theme" by Maclaine Diemer & Leif Chappelle

Featured Members: Thurbleton, selfconfessedcynic, Dourin, No0b0rAmA

Run time: 02:01:53

Topics for the week:
  • The Queen's Jubilee: continuing old trends
  • BUT the combat is pretty cool
  • PvP changes seem to be good? Probably?
  • aaaaand after 51 mins we move on to what we've been playing, watching and reading.

Plugs!

Enjoy! Also, feel free to leave some criticism or feedback - TheLincolncast@gmail.com or @TheLincolncast on Twitter

July 23, 2013  

Almost as if we were making up for lost time, the vast majority of this episode actually involves Guild Wars 2. We temporarily return to our old format of mixing in off topic between GW2 topics, so tune in to hear all our thoughts on Colin's massive "Looking Ahead" post and the various things it touches upon combined with ruminations on Steam Cards, Deus Ex: The Fall, Dust: An Elysian Tail, Torchlight 2, and more. 


Music:  "Super Adventure Box: Main Theme" by Maclaine Diemer & Leif Chappelle

Featured Members: Thurbleton, Dourin, Squiddel and selfconfessedcynic

Run time: 02:31:04

Topics for the week:
  • The whole episode is pretty much dedicated to Colin's Looking Ahead post.
  • We talk about almost everything in it. Seriously.
  • What does that mean? Well, changes to PvE, 2 week updates, Achievements, sPvP changes, WvW changes, new skills and traits and more.
  • Oh, and I guess I should note that we're generally pretty darn positive about the whole thing.
  • We also talk about what we've been playing between major GW2 segments (Steam Cards, Deus Ex: The Fall, Dust: An Elysian Tail, Torchlight 2 and more).

Plugs!

  • Stay tuned on the Giant Bomb store for Ryan Davis memorial stuff to help out his family (currently pulled due to logistical issues)
  • DO NOT BUY R.I.P.D. The Game.
  • Thurbs plugged Wooden Potatoes for some reason (GW2 lore extraordinare). youtube.com/WoodenPotatoes
  • The imnotasexist.com domain name totally seems to be free.

Enjoy! Also, feel free to leave some criticism or feedback - TheLincolncast@gmail.com or @TheLincolncast on Twitter

July 15, 2013  

(GW2 talk runs till 58mins) It's episode 50!! We needed to set the time aside at the top to talk about Ryan Davis (well, I let the others do the talking), but aside from that, we do manage to talk about GW2 a bit in the first half. Mainly it's to do with the cool new updates, announcements about a 2-week new-content cycle, etc. Then we vent about Pacific rim before hitting the meat of the show with that previously-announced special gameshow segment, hosted by Noob.


Music:  "Are you ready for a miracle" by Patti LaBelle, "Super Adventure Box: Main Theme" by Maclaine Diemer & Leif Chappelle

Featured Members: selfconfessedcynic, Thurbleton, No0b0rAmA, Dourin, Squiddel and shinboy630

Run time: 02:44:16

Topics for the week:
  • We dedicate this episode to Ryan Davis and talk about our feelings on the matter
  • GW2 is going to get 2 week updates
  • Bazaar is an awesome update.
  • Pacific Rim  (with minimal spoilers even though we do a spoiler warning)
  • The game show! (it's actually ended up both fun and neck-and-neck)

Plugs!

Enjoy! Also, feel free to leave some criticism or feedback - TheLincolncast@gmail.com or @TheLincolncast on Twitter

July 1, 2013  

(GW2 talk runs for 55mins) This week we're talking about the mass of new changes for the end of June (more on sky pirates, torment, etc). After that we hit up what we've been playing including hilarious L4D2 mods, CoH2, Dead Space OG and much more.


Music: "Super Adventure Box: Main Theme" by Maclaine Diemer & Leif Chappelle

Featured Members: Thurbleton, No0b0rAmA, Squiddel and selfconfessedcynic

Run time: 01:55:23

Topics for the week:
  • Episode 50 is coming up soon! (probably the week after next)
  • Possibility of raids coming to GW2
  • Torment looks preeeetty good, and other balance change stuff
  • AoE Looting!
  • Custom Arena update
  • Noob loves to grind
  • Off topic! (starts at ~55m)

Plugs!

  • The Liberation Trilogy by Rick Atkinson sounds awesome, as do movie nights on Mondays at The Giant Bomb PC Gaming Hub.
  • gw2lfg.net seems pretty cool for finding dungeon groups.
  • The Moon is a fantastic movie and if you're into Double Fine and Brad Muir, you can still help fund Massive Chalice at the slacker portal on their website!
  • The Witchney Housten L4D2 mod is hilarious.
  • For sciency goodness, the Planetary Resources ARKYD program is pretty cool reading/watching, including cool videos with show-favourite Hank Green!

Enjoy! Also, feel free to leave some criticism or feedback - TheLincolncast@gmail.com or @TheLincolncast on Twitter

June 27, 2013  

SPOILERS!! In this bonus episode of the Scotchcast, we discuss The Last of Us in all its excellent glory. We spoil the hell out of it, covering some of the most memorable moments of the game and then sit down and ponder whether it stacks up favourably against Bioshock Infinite.


Music: "The Path" & "Home" by Gustavo Santaolalla

Featured Members: selfconfessedcynic, shinboy630 and commodore jenkins
June 23, 2013  

(GW2 talk continues until 57mins) Trying out another new format this week where we hit all the Guild Wars 2 stuff up front! Firstly, that Sea of Sorrows book is coming out, though I am personally apprehensive about the whole thing. End-of-June updates are the main focus, however, including the new dynamic event scaling system, updates coming to Orr, the custom arena roll-out, Sky Pirates and more! After the 57-min-mark we hit up what we've been playing including Remember Me and The Last of Us before finishing off the show with some thoughts about Microsoft's massive policy changes.


Music: "Super Adventure Box: Main Theme" by Maclaine Diemer & Leif Chappelle, "Narumi Detective Agency" by ATLUSxP5

Featured Members: Thurbleton, selfconfessedcynic, and Squiddel

Run time: 02:46:36

Topics for the week:

  • Sea of Sorrows may or may not continue in the tradition of the other GW2 novels
  • Orr is seeing some changes - but the new dynamic event scaling system actually has us excited!
  • Fractal News!
  • Custom Arenas are finally coming out of Beta!
  • The new condition sounds awesome!
  • Sky Pirates...!
  • After 57 mins, we hit off topic.
  • Planet Side 2 and Remember Me both seem cool
  • I shout superlatives about The Last of Us
  • Mad Max isn't Australian!?
  • Xbox 180. I like the new meme and it's SO perfect right now.

Plugs!

Enjoy! Also, feel free to leave some criticism or feedback - TheLincolncast@gmail.com or @TheLincolncast on Twitter

June 9, 2013  

(Recorded June 8th, E3 discussion starts at 2:08:30) Holy cow a lot of stuff is happening this week. In the first half, we chat about the WvW statements released by Anet, Secret of Southsun winding down, Dragon Bash, Shoutcasting PvP and Templates returning, whilst mixing in a healthy amount of off-topic (mainly in the form of the indie games we've been playing). After all of that we talk about the Xbox One's DRM and E3 predictions!

Music: "Super Adventure Box: Main Theme" by Maclaine Diemer & Leif Chappelle, "Narumi Detective Agency" by ATLUSxP5

Featured Members: Thurbleton, selfconfessedcynic, No0b0rAmA and Mr Squiddle (aka crusarian)

Run time: 03:31:55

Topics for the week:

  • SO much to talk about - starting with WvW change hints!
  • Thurbs has been playing Kentucky Route Zero, and Noob's been killing fools in Gunpoint
  • Secret of Southsun is transitioning out, and Dragon Bash is coming soon
  • Squiddle loves Dust: An Elysian Tail and I loooove To The Moon
  • Shoutcasting gets some talk - we're generally optimistic? - but mainly TEMPLATES ARE BACK!! YAY!
  • E3/etc Discussion starts at 02:08:30
  • Xbox One's DRM stuff is complete BS
  • We make conference predictions and talk about what games we want to see
  • ... but mainly it's a sobering look into what the dark future for gaming might be.
  • (here's hoping for E3 to prove us wrong!!)

Plugs!

Enjoy! Also, feel free to leave some criticism or feedback - TheLincolncast@gmail.com or @TheLincolncast on Twitter

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