Gaming AM is a Podcast brought to you by Ray Price and Tom Tolios, co-founders of Gaming FM. Grizzled old men with a diverse range of love for pop culture, we talk about video games, television, movies, anime or pretty much whatever else we want. What business do we have launching a Podcast, and why should anyone care? We’ve lived through over 30 years of gaming. We're former and current games journalists. We’re pretty much the authority on what old-school gamers want in their Podcasts... This is, the greatest Podcast in the world.
Episode 12: Special Guest, Mike Vallas (Part 2)
Here we are again! Gaming AM returns with our longest episode EVAR! Clocking in at a MASSIVE 3 hours, I decided to leave this one together rather than split it into a third part. The reason? 'Cause Mike Friggin' Vallas that's why, and you deserve it all at once! We had an absolute blast with Vallas, and we can't thank him enough for taking the time to hang out with us in the multi-million dollar Gaming AM studio. We covered a wide range of subjects over the course of the night, and there's bound to be something in here for everyone! If you're a Mike Vallas fan and new to the podcast, we hope you enjoy what we have to offer. Please enjoy, then Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Subscribe to our YouTube channel. Also please leave us feedback, positive or negative, let us know how we're doing! It means a lot! Without further delay... The greatest podcast in the world, featuring Mike Vallas!
Episode 11: Special Guest, Mike Vallas (Part 1)
The greatest podcast in the world just got even greatester! It's our first special guest, Mike Vallas! He's a former EGM editor with many stories to tell, so I'll shut my trap and let him get to it!
Episode 10: Hail Hydra!
Well, here it is, the big ONE-O! Episode 10 of the greatest podcast in the world. This highly anticipated episode was delayed by an unforeseen computer failure, which we're sure was somehow Denny's fault. Repairs of said computer took some time, but now all is well, and here we are again! This one was recorded on the same day as our live stream about Captain America being an Hydra agent, so some of the subject matter carries over, but a wide range of other subjects are also tackled. Some of the items under discussion are a few weeks old now, but it doesn't matter because when we talk about them, it's the real deal. I'll keep you surprised, tune in to find out what's on the menu for today's very special episode number TEN! Also, Hail Hydra.
Episode 9: Captain America: Civil War
In observance of Memorial Day, here it is: Our last episode in the single digits! Today on the greatest podcast in the world, we discuss The 80's Transformers Marvel comic as well as our experience watching the 80's Transformers animated series for the first time (via The Bozo Show here in Chicago). I keep stressing "80's" because I don't want to lose listeners who may be confused and thinking we discuss Michael Bay movies. We also talk about that one movie... You know, that one that came out... um... Captain... Crunch? Something about a War? I don't know, whatever... there might be spoilers or something. Listen! Love it! Lose your shit!
Episode 8: Pop Culture Stream of Consciousness
The title of this episode is more of a slogan for Gaming AM, as this episode encapsulates what we're all about. In the editing process we listen to the episode back, and this time I thought it would be fun to bust out the flowchart in an attempt to connect the dots and figure out this little show we call Gaming AM... We begin with a discussion about Tom's experience at a screening of the 1979 classic Alien, and this rolls into a discussion about The Wizard of Oz, which leads to Oz the great and Powerful, and then to The Goonies, and from there we end up on Die Hard. As we discuss how Die Hard went downhill as it progressed through its sequels, that leads us to The Matrix, and then sends the conversation to Escape from L.A., then Last Action Hero, then finally to Escape Plan. The discussion about the cast of Escape Plan leads us to The Count of Monte Cristo, and why was there never a Contra Movie? Contra brings us to a conversation about my current fixation of collecting video game soundtracks on vinyl, and then we end up discussing Buckner & Garcia and Wreck it Ralph. Wreck it Ralph bounces us to video game documentaries then Atari games, then Seth Rogen's alleged connection to a documentary about the console wars, which takes the conversation to Toby Maguire's alleged connection to live-action Robotech, which takes us to a discussion about how anime characters looked better before, which takes us to Dragon Ball Super, Slam Dunk, Vagabond, then ultimately degenerates into "anime sucks now" and creators speaking out and apologizing. Speaking of content creators apologizing, we move the conversation to Mighty No. 9 and then to Blinking Light Win Kickstarter, which takes us to Little Player magazine for kids, and from there the conversation covers the early days of EGM. Finally, Tom shares more of his Dark Souls experiences having finished the game, we talk RWBY Chapter 3 even though we haven't finished it, we reiterate how awesome Vic Mignogna is, and that leads us to the mutual affirmation that we're both Agnostics, and George Carlin. It's quite the wild ride as you can see, and don't think for a second this even scratches the surface. Give it a listen and get lost with us in a sea of pop culture references thoughtful repartee. Again, this is what the show is all about... Being awesome.
Episode 7: Captain Janeway Sucks
We're back again with Episode 7, in which we spend an hour discussing the many reasons Captain Janeway is the worst captain in Starfleet. Yes, worse than the captain of the U.S.S. Grissom (very nerdy Star Trek 3 reference; if you've seen it enough times, you know how bad that guy was, and Janeway is worse). It's not all negative, we also talk about some of the captains we love, plus general Star Trek nerddom (my spell-checker is flagging that word, nerddom... not sure it's legit). In our second hour Tom introduces us (myself included) to the world of Dark Souls 3, and it seems pretty damn cool, so you should listen if you're not familiar... or even if you are, because it's awesome. In the show's third hour, we chat up our experiences with tabletop role-playing, and detail the various games we've played together. (Warning: extremely nerdy) In the fourth hour M. Bison pulls over his truck while Tom re-discovers some classic Kubrick flicks he recently had a chance to re-visit in the movie theater. The episode isn't really four hours, it's called comedy you noobs. It is, however our longest yet, but it won't seem like it because we're the most interesting guys in the world, screw that Dos Equis guy. Gaming AM. The most interesting podcast in the world. #JanewaySucks