Overwatch: Butt Central

Despite my laptop’s best efforts to die, we are back!

This week marks two big events for the podcast: Firstly, we have a brand new guest! Our friend Sharon makes her debut appearance. Secondly, for the first time since our second-ever episode, we have two guests on the show simultaneously. Old stalwart Donovan returns, hot on the heels of his Christmas-movie-centric appearance.

All of this hullabaloo is focused on video game phenomena Overwatch. Blizzard’s current marquee title has taken the world of first-person shooters by storm, transcending the usual boundaries of the genre in a boundary-breaking way that hasn’t been seen in a long time.

With the debut of Overwatch League right around the corner, it seemed like the appropriate time to tackle the topic. From what each of us enjoys about the game, to why its popularity has remained so high years after its release, this is the episode for anyone who has encountered the brightly-coloured cast on Imgur and wants to know what the deal is.

Also, recommendations:

This week you should watch The Shape of Water

This week you should read fantasy classic The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien 

This week you should also watch Ultimate Beastmaster on Netflix

This week you should play Valkyria Chronicles 

Theme music courtesy of: purple-planet.com

 

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Blizzard: Donomas

Merry Etcetera everyone!

Whatever your holiday predilection, we at Player’s Guide hope you are happy and safe this season. Considering our recent weather, we have a very apropos podcast for you – one about blizzards! Sorry, one about Blizzard – you know, the video game developer?

From Diablo to World of Warcraft to Overwatch, whenever Blizzard makes a move, they codify a genre. It is impossible to discuss the landscape of modern video games with our discussing Blizzard, so we at Player’s Guide decided to give them their due.

Jackson and Daniel are joined by Donovan, who has finally returned from Calgary for the season.

Your three hosts have some recommendations for you:

This week you should play the complete Bioshock Collection 

This week you should also play Shadow of the Colossus

This week you should watch Krampus

Some bookkeeping. We reference some remarks made in the past by Blizzard employees. For the sake of showing our work, here are links to the dialogue in question:

http://www.polygon.com/2014/5/22/5741992/tomodachi-life-heroes-of-the-storm-blizzard-nintendo

http://arcadesushi.com/blizzard-president-and-co-founder-apologizes-for-games-lack-of-diversity/

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/4700754.stm