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A podcast about videogames that most other sites don't talk about—all the indie games, foreign games, weird games, and forgotten classics you've been missing.

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    • 5.0, 22 Ratings

A podcast about videogames that most other sites don't talk about—all the indie games, foreign games, weird games, and forgotten classics you've been missing.

    Secret of Mana RPGCast - Part 18: The Hot Springs Episode

    Secret of Mana RPGCast - Part 18: The Hot Springs Episode

    Now that Flammie is just a drumbeat away, the party can go anywhere! Which is why they decide to take a break from the canon storyline and visit a remote goblin village, where they're welcomed to be part of a grand feast—but not everything is as it seems...
    Listen in as Alex "The DM" Jedraszczak guides James "Valor" Pelster, Anna "Harper" Bryniarski, and Joseph "Sprite" Martin on this fun break from the regular plot of Super Nintendo classic Secret of Mana, in which:
    - Flammie is back and all flying around and stuff!
    - The goblins are very excited to see some humans
    - And Sprite—Sprite is not a human
    - Abusing the trust of others for fun and profit
    - Valor takes a nice, relaxing bath
    - Some other stuff happens that you'll just have to listen to hear about

    • 1 hr 14 min
    GC Podcast #141: Cross Animals Steal Mario's New Videogames

    GC Podcast #141: Cross Animals Steal Mario's New Videogames

    Why are these animals so cross? Is it because people keep time traveling? Is it because of their personalities? Or maybe it's become someone keeps stealing all their videogames. Whatever the case, the Anna Bryniarski, Matt Breslau, and Joseph Martin are here to give you the scoop on Nintendo's latest gaming success. Such topics of discussion include:
    - What even is Animal Crossing: New Horizons?
    - EVERYTHING HAS BEEN REPLACED BY EGGS
    - Every type of personality is catagorized
    - Is time travel ethical?
    - Do the Mario remake rumors hold water?
    - What would we want the remakes to look like?
    - Joe wishes Super Paper Mario would inspire the rumored new Paper Mario game.
    - What videogames have we been playing in recent times?
    - Everyone shares a story about a time they stole a videogame.
    - MATT'S STORY IS UNCOMFORTABLE
    [Podcast Intro/Outro “5 is Average” by Meteo Xaivier]

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Secret of Mana RPGCast - Part 17: Return of Flammie

    Secret of Mana RPGCast - Part 17: Return of Flammie

    FLAMMIE IS BACK.
    Oh, sorry—I mean, GameCola's Secret of Mana RPGCast is back, and FLAMMIE IS IN IT. Our boy is back! Oh, and so are Alex "The Master RPGCaster" Jedraszczak, James "Valor" Pelster, Anna "Harper" Bryniarski, and Joseph "Sprite" Martin...who are all very excited to ride around on Flammie! There are some other things that happen in the episode as well, including but not limited to:
    - The party finally makes it to the throne room!
    - Geshtar is out for REVENGE. You guys remember him, right?
    - Things aren't going so well for Mech Rider.
    - Things aren't going so well for the party.
    - In a completely unprecedented event, Mech Rider TURNS AROUND.
    - The party spends the next two minutes turning around.
    - The party argues about how difficult it is to pick up dice.
    - Sprite wants to ride his (Mech Rider's) bicycle.
    - FLAMMIE IS BACK.

    • 46 min
    GC Podcast #140: Irrationally Upset About Temtem

    GC Podcast #140: Irrationally Upset About Temtem

    Oh boy, it's time for opinions about videogames! This month on the GameCola Podcast, we're here to talk about the newest threat to the Pokémon franchise since...itself a few months ago. Joseph is irrationally upset, Jeddy struggles with being a strong, independent woman, and Anna finds her newest, truest love. A full list of topics include...
    - Temtem is a new MMORPG attempting to challenge Pokémon
    - Joseph is concerned about some of the Temtem choices
    - What makes a good MMORPG anyway?
    - Jeddy has trouble right here in River City Girls
    - Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove and Positive Skill Feedback Loops
    - Anna finds love at 100th sight in Stardew Valley
    - Joseph explains his cost/gameplay analysis spreadsheet
    [Podcast Intro/Outro "5 is Average" by Meteo Xaivier]

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Secret of Mana RPGCast - Part 16: Truce and Lies

    Secret of Mana RPGCast - Part 16: Truce and Lies

    After hanging around in the Northtown ruins for seven months, the party is finally heading back to the Resistance base to report their battle with Thanatos. There's no time for that, though, because the Emperor has called a truce and invites the Resistance leaders—including the players—to a banquet at the imperial palace!
    Join Alex "The DM" Jedraszczak as he guides James "Valor" Pelster, Anna "Harper" Bryniarski, and Joseph "Sprite" Martin through this D&D campaign inspired by the SNES classic Secret of Mana.
    - Sprite's not sure about the seating arrangements at this banquet
    - The party avoids actually fighting the Metal Mantis
    - The Resistance members don't seem to concerned about leaving the jail
    - The party avoids actually fighting the Armored Mans
    - Valor accidentally breaks a collectible commemorative plate
    - The party avoids actually fighting the Dark Ninja

    • 53 min
    GC Podcast #139: Games of the Decade

    GC Podcast #139: Games of the Decade

    It's a new year, and even a new decade! To celebrate, a bunch of the GameCola staff and even the GameCola Faithful have come together to have a podcast packed with people talking about their personal favorite games of the decade! Thanks for sticking with us for 11 years, and here's to many more words about videogames in the 2020s!
    [Podcast Intro/Outro "5 is Average" by Meteo Xaivier]

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

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22 Ratings

22 Ratings

Patrick J. Humphrey ,

Probably the greatest podcast

Not to make anyone feel old, but I have quite literally grown up with this podcast. Years later, it still illuminates the internet and life as greatly as ever. Thank you to all GameCola staff for everything they do.

Buckeye57 ,

THE Gamecola Podcast

This the podcast that I've listened to for the longest and it holds that title for a good reason. Been a listener since the Drama Queen days (still one of my all time favs along with Lets not get too excited). Was very bummed when it took a hiatus, glad it's finally back and I've got some more of it to listen to

Sora yukibara ,

Yay! Podcasts!

Let me just say, I never had a gameboy advanced sp because my child self did not like a flip thing and thought it was stupid since I loved my game boy advance that had a light port thing for it. And I always broke my ds cause of the flip thing, I never liked the flip ._.

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