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A Melbourne based podcast discussing various geeky topics such as board games, video games, comics/manga, anime, and TV.

The Action Points Podcast The Action Points Crew

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A Melbourne based podcast discussing various geeky topics such as board games, video games, comics/manga, anime, and TV.

    TAPP 152 - Like Taking A Warm Bath

    TAPP 152 - Like Taking A Warm Bath

    In this episode:
    Our second podcast of 2018 appears in the 9th month of the year. We chat about stuff we've played or seen recently, retro gaming on PCs, and media that we use to relax and take a break from the maddening world. We mention and talk about Overcooked 2, Slay the Spire, On Happiness Road, The Breaker Upperers, Octopath Traveler, Voltron: Legendary Defender, LEGO Voltron, Technobabylon, Thor: Ragnarok, Titanic, the 3rd Mobile Suit Gundam Movie, Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection, Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1 & 2, Wash Day, Sweet Blue Flowers, Bao and The Incredibles 2, To All The Boys I've Loved Before, Cockblockers, Taiko no Tatsujin, and Behind The Screen.
    Feel free to send us any feedback at mail@theactionpointspodcast.com. You can also follow us on Twitter as @action_points and @victorypointers, and on Facebook and Google+. You can also find us on Twitter as @ehronlime,  @MostStrange,  and @pinkytweets.
    Music: Theme for Harold (var. 2) by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a CC Attribution 3.0.

    • 1 hr 35 min
    TAPP 151 - Hello 2018

    TAPP 151 - Hello 2018

     
    In this episode:
    Our first podcast of 2018 appears in the 5th month of the year. We mainly just chat about games we've played, and how they provide aesthetic pleasure: from the thematic fits and flourishes in board games to simulated props in video games. We talk about Magic Maze, Azul, Ex Libris, Food Chain Magnate, Florence, A Way Out, Sea of Thieves, Dragon Blaze, Gunbirds, Tengai, Super Daryl Deluxe, Genital Jousting, Stardew Valley, Astro Bears Party and Danmaku Unlimited 3.
    Feel free to send us any feedback at mail@theactionpointspodcast.com. You can also follow us on Twitter as @action_points and @victorypointers, and on Facebook and Google+. You can also find us on Twitter as @ehronlime,  @MostStrange,  and @pinkytweets.
    Music: Theme for Harold (var. 2) by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a CC Attribution 3.0.
     

    • 1 hr 12 min
    TAPP 150 - Best of 2017

    TAPP 150 - Best of 2017

    In this episode:
    So hey we recorded this in December before we got to a bunch of cool stuff that came out after that. It's also focused on stuff we first encountered in 2017, not necessarily stuff that came out in 2017.
    This is really, really, really late, but I still wanted to get this out because it's been stuck in the backlog for so long. 2017 was certainly a year. We've made it to episode 150 now, and it's taken us 5 years to get here. I was pretty tired out from doing the podcast, and the long breaks due to various issues certainly didn't help; but listening to the end of this one, with the reflection on the year gone by has made me kinda hopeful for getting back into it. We'll see.
    Feel free to send us any feedback at mail@theactionpointspodcast.com. You can also follow us on Twitter as @action_points and @victorypointers, and on Facebook and Google+. You can also find us on Twitter as @ehronlime,  @MostStrange,  and @pinkytweets.
    Music: Theme for Harold (var. 2) by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a CC Attribution 3.0.

    • 2 hrs 30 min
    TAPP 149 - Enjoying the End

    TAPP 149 - Enjoying the End

    In this episode:
    It's been a while! We took a long time between episodes as Aaron has been away, and getting back into editing after a month+ not doing so just made things worse. Here are some episodes we recorded at the end of 2017 though. This one's about post-apocalyptic fiction and games, and enjoying the end. In our roundup: Aaron read Siuil, a Run: The Girl from the Other Side, The Ancient Magus' Bride, and Goldie Vance, and played Secrets and Crossfire; Evan's been playing Destiny 2, Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus, and Blue Reflection; Dan has been playing Super Mario Odyssey, watching Stranger Things 2, Punisher, Victoria and Thor: Ragnarok, and played Monument Valley 2.
    Feel free to send us any feedback at mail@theactionpointspodcast.com. You can also follow us on Twitter as @action_points and @victorypointers, and on Facebook and Google+. You can also find us on Twitter as @ehronlime,  @MostStrange,  and @pinkytweets.
    Music: Theme for Harold (var. 2) by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a CC Attribution 3.0.
    Links for the things we talked about:
    Siuil, a Run: The Girl from the Other Side
    The Ancient Magus' Bride
    Goldie Vance
    Secrets
    Crossfire
    Destiny 2
    Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus
    Blue Reflection
    Super Mario Odyssey
    Stranger Things 2
    Punisher
    Victoria
    Monument Valley 2
    Thor: Ragnarok

    • 1 hr 13 min
    TAPP 148 - PAXtenuating Circumstances at PAX Australia 2017

    TAPP 148 - PAXtenuating Circumstances at PAX Australia 2017

    In this episode:
    We went to PAX Australia 2017 to check out the latest and greatest indie videogames and happenings in local boardgames design.
    Feel free to send us any feedback at mail@theactionpointspodcast.com. You can also follow us on Twitter as @action_points and @victorypointers, and on Facebook and Google+. You can also find us on Twitter as @ehronlime, @adam_holdswater, @MostStrange, @pinkytweets and @melodatron.
    Music: Theme for Harold (var. 2) by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a CC Attribution 3.0.
    Override Function by Art of Escapism is licensed under a Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0)
    Links for the things we talked about:
    (In the Snowy) Winter's Wake, from Cheeseness
    Necrobarista, from Route 59 Games
    Projection, from Shadowplay Studios
    Star Wars Wayang Kulit
    Sinner: Sacrifice for Redemption, from Dark Star and Another Indie
    Paperbark, from Paper House
    Ysbryd Games
    Masquerada: Songs and Shadows
    Florence, from Mountains
    Hand of Fate 2, from Defiant Development
    Hand of Fate: Ordeals from Defiant Development and Rule & Make
    Treasure Hunters Fan Club
    Ticket to Earth, from Robot Circus
    Tabletop Game Designers Australia on the web, on Facebook and on Patreon
    Dice Hard
    The Brigade
    Ark Angel Games
    The Campaigner
    Adelaide Tabletop Game Design
    Knuckle Sandwich
    Rumu
    Desertopia
    Hiding the Moon
    Carta
    Codenames Duet

    • 1 hr 46 min
    TAPP 147 - Back on Our B******t

    TAPP 147 - Back on Our B******t

    In this episode:
    We are back after a break for September (and a bit of October) and we are talking about barriers to entry. In our roundup: Dan played Caverna, talks Star Trek Discovery and The Orville, and is getting ready to build a big LEGO Millennium Falcon. Aaron played Heat Signature, Through the Ages on iPhone and watched Ping Pong the Animation with friends. Evan has been playing Yakuza 0, Mario+Rabbids Kingdom Battle and just beat Cuphead.
    Feel free to send us any feedback at mail@theactionpointspodcast.com. You can also follow us on Twitter as @action_points and @victorypointers, and on Facebook and Google+. You can also find us on Twitter as @ehronlime, @adam_holdswater, @MostStrange, @pinkytweets and @melodatron.
    Music: Theme for Harold (var. 2) by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a CC Attribution 3.0.
    Links for the things we talked about:
     
    Caverna: The Cave Farmers
    The new LEGO Millennium Falcon
    Star Trek: Discovery
    The Orville
    Heat Signature
    Through the Ages on iOS and Android
    Ping Pong the Animation
    Golf Story
    Yakuza 0
    Mario+Rabbids Kingdom Battle
    Cuphead
    Nurture Box
    The Good Place

    • 1 hr 41 min

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