We’ve got a familiar face – with a different gig, on the show this week as James Deighan of Mega Cat Studios makes a visit to the studio. James sits down with us to talk about what he’s up to, including developing for several platforms, life as a serial entrepreneur, and more!
Zach Rizza has been part of the Sorgatron Media family for some time, primarily talking wrestling with us on the Wrestling Mayhem Show. But, he also some does pretty cool things with tech with his Rizz Plays Games. He joins us to talk about not only playing video games, but how he uses a microphone and video set-up to live stream his games via Twitch, how he has developed his online persona, and more.
We’ve got some nerds and geeks together to talk some video games for our reboot of Boss Battle, and we’re doing it AwesomeCast style with AwesomeGaming. For Beta Episode 1 we’ve got Chachi, Rizz, and Chad talking about some gaming play and news, including:
We’re celebrating Star Wars Day on the show talking some Star Wars Battlefront 2 with Rizz.
Star Wars Battlefront 2 offers a single player trailer. It’s not just multiplayer death matches!
Star Wars Battlefront 2 also sticks to the original canon!
Chad likes the X-Wing VR mode. #StarWars
Speaking of VR, we’re talking about which games make us queasy.
Tip of the Week – If you get motion sick, watch out for Minecraft VR.
VR problems: Trying to put your hand up to block out the sun in driving games.
Chachi is interested in a VR purchase….for job simulator.
Chad is telling us about Resident Evil in VR.
Chachi is talking about how No Man’s Sky was the reason for his Play Station switch from XBox.
Rizz is recommending Flinthook if you’re looking for a fun game.
We’re talking some Cuphead!
Rizz is talking about the NFL draft pick who is excited to spend his draft money on a gaming PC.
Nintendo is predicting the Switch could outsell the WiiU.
We can thank Zelda and Pokemon Go for the Switch sales.
Nintendo has sold more copies of Zelda than actual Switch consoles.
GTA Online store clerks went missing?!?!
GTA gave money back for items that are now free in-game.
Eve Online is taking a stand that online scams aren’t just legal – they’re encouraged.
Pokemon Go is running a grass event starting tomorrow.
Chad, Rizz, and Chachi are talking about the games they’re currently playing.
Chad is playing some No Man’s Sky and GTA Online.
Rizz is playing some Flinthook.
Chachi is playing a few things, especially some VR games like Esper, and MLB and Madden on PS4.
Because it’s May 4th, we’re streaming some Star Wars games after the podcast.
We visit the Replay FX & Professional & Amateur Pinball Association home compound in Carnegie, PA to talk with Doug Polka and Fred Cochran surrounded by amazing video and pinball machines! We talk about the concept of a video game preservation, the birth of Replay FX, the large arcade atmosphere, the practical joke on the owners of the Super NES CD-ROM that never happened, playing games with other people, how they are reaching out and more!
Looking for Group Pittsburgh is a combined gaming center and coworking space in the Brookline neighborhood of Pittsburgh. We talk with John Lange and Edd Batson about the space, how they are listening to the community, surprising games that have been hits like Artemis Spaceship Bridge Simulator and Train Simulator, using Kickstarter to crowdfund what goes into the space, including community programs to teach kids to use a Raspberry Pi and more!
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