TBC 013: The Art of Video Game Trailers

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E3 2018 is a wrap, and it inspired us to take a look at the topic of Video Game Trailers. What makes a trailer good? Or bad? What makes a trailer memorable, or forgettable? It’s an interesting talk between Simeon, Scott, and Glen, and we would love your thoughts in the comments as well. Please enjoy—we love bringing you an in-depth, sponsor-free podcast every month.

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TBC 012: Kickstarter Vs. Gaming Industry

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This month’s podcast is all about Kickstarter, a website that has made many modern video games possible. Thanks to Kickstarter’s crowdfunding model, fans have had more of a say than ever before in which new gaming projects get greenlit. However, there have been more than a few Kickstarter horror stories as well (including our own), so we’ll dive into all of that and discuss if crowdfunding is really good for the gaming industry, or if we’d be better off without it.

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TBC 011: How Reviewing a Game Works

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Video game reviews are a big part of the industry. Release dates are anticipated, embargoes are established, and review scores land around the internet simultaneously. Gamers can’t wait to see what the hot new title will score. But how does it all work? What’s the history of game reviews, and what do they really mean? How does one become a game reviewer? We answer all that, and more, in this month’s edition of the Two Button Crew podcast.

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TBC 010: Three is the Unlikeliest Number

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Every day, a new video game is made. Every other day, a sequel is created. But far less often does a THIRD entry see the light of day. That’s the topic of this month’s podcast! Join our panel of four (not three) hosts as we discuss the threequels we’ve missed out on for Nintendo platforms. We also delve into the WHY: why does this happen? What makes the gaming industry such a risky place for a sequel to a sequel? Enjoy the discussion, and give us your thoughts as well!
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TBC 009: Nintendo at the Movies

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Video game related movies are historically… well, just plain awful. But Nintendo has partnered with Illumination Entertainment to bring Mario to the big screen once again. Should we be excited? Scared? Is Mario going to talk? We’ll address all of those questions, as well as talk at length about which video game movies we actually enjoy!
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TBC 008: Game Preservation

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Preservation is the idea of keeping something in tact—the act of taking measures to ensure things won’t fade away, become corrupted, forgotten, or unusable. Sadly, preservation is not currently a priority for the larger gaming industry. These days, developers make money by shipping an incomplete game, patching it to kingdom come, and deleting the source code when they go out of business. That might be an extreme example, but it does take a great deal of intentionality to make sure today’s favorite games will be playable by our kids and grandkids. It was simpler in the days of cartridges, but with so much riding on the upkeep of servers, cloud saves, and day-one-patches, it might be a scary future for video game preservation if we don’t have some thoughtful conversations. That’s why this month’s podcast is all bout preserving the art form of video games.
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TBC 007: Switch, Nintendo, and the New Year

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With 2017 coming to a close, it’s time to remember the year fondly. We’ll quickly set our sights on 2018 as well, theorizing what Nintendo’s next moves will be as well as discussing what needs to change about the current Switch situation. Happy New Year everyone, and thanks for being a part of the Podcast Crew!
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TBC 006: Super Mario Odyssey A Spoiler-Safe Discussion on the latest Mario Adventure

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Super Mario Odyssey is Nintendo’s second HUGE sequel installment on Switch. They’ve been knocking it out of the park this year with Switch software support, and we’re here to talk about what Nintendo did correctly, and what they can learn for the future. Join Scott, Ryan, and Glen for their impressions of Mario & Cappy’s cross-kingdom adventure!
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TBC 005: Metroid: Samus Returns

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Samus is making a comeback! After a decade of misfires, the bounty hunter has returned to the starring role. This 3DS exclusive came out of the blue at E3, and a few short months later, was delivered to us along with amiibo figurines and special editions. After all the surprises and fanfare, how does the game hold up? The Two Button Crew hosts are here to discuss the controls, music, challenge, gameplay, and progression.
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TBC 004: Gaming Conventions

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If Breath of the Wild was made to BREAK conventions, this podcat is here to CELEBRATE them! Actually, we’re talking about literal gaming conventions, like E3, Gamescom, PAX, and the rest. We’ve got experiences, memories, wish lists, and more. Should Nintendo go back to their stage shows? How bad were their old E3 blunders? Anyone else remember Cammie Dunaway? Let’s reminisce!

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TBC 003: Remakes & Remasters

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Our August 2017 podcast lands closeby the release of some key remakes – Metroid: Samus Returns, and Mario & Luigi for 3DS. This is the perfect opportunity to take some time and examine the practice of remastering and rereleasing old games. What do we think of the process? What’s important in a remake? And what are the best ones? We wrap up with some requests specifically for Nintendo to bring back some of our favorites with a fresh coat of paint.
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TBC 002: Being a Nintendo Writer

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We’re back for our July 2017 podcast! In this episode, we’re talking about what it’s like to be a Nintendo writer. With a year of blogging experience under our belt, we have some interesting thoughts and takeaways to discuss. If you are interest in Nintendo or gaming journalism of any kind, this is the show for you!
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TBC 001: Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

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Two Button Crew’s debut podcast release is all about the Switch sensation, the Wii U wonder, the one, the only… Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild! Join Scott, Simeon, Ryan, and Glen as they go in-depth on the game’s systems, storyline, gameplay, and DLC. Gear up for The Master Trials with our tips and unconventional methods! Receiving perfect 10s from around the industry, this is a game to remember! So take a deep breath, enjoy the moment, and come along for the ride as we embark on our podcasting journey.
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