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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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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 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
    Secret of Mana RPGCast: Season 2 Preview Revue

    Secret of Mana RPGCast: Season 2 Preview Revue

    After an extended hiatus, the Secret of Mana RPGCast is coming back! To get everyone excited about the upcoming return, Alex "The DM Or Whatever" Jedraszczak got together with James "Valor" Pelster, Anna "Harper" Bryniarski, and Joseph "Sprite" Martin to talk about what they thought the show was going to be like going into it, and how that all went horribly, horribly wrong. They also talk about:
    - What happens if the team just fails spectacularly at a major story event?
    - What are some times the team totally derailed the session creative/spontaneous moments in the show?
    - You can now watch the episodes on our YouTube channel, GCDotNet!
    - How mixing canon dialogue with ad lib works...or doesn't.
    - How the show is made! Or, played.
    - We were doing #actualplay podcasts before it was cool.
    - It's the GameCola podcast, so we veer wildly off topic...

    • 1 hr 1 min
    GC Podcast #138: When the Pokémon Get Real Big

    GC Podcast #138: When the Pokémon Get Real Big

    This month on the GameCola Podcast, we attempt to tell you everything you need to know about Pokémon Sword and Shield, but end up covering a bunch of other things you'll probably need to links to pictures of.  Joseph Martin is worried about GameStop etiquette, Alex Jedraszczak is excited about a Fixed Pixel, John Rizzi is interested in the new PlayStation 5 controller, and Anna Bryniarski found a Silly Bandz game. Other topics for this month include...
    - New videogames allowed for some new GameStop adventures
    - Anna and Jeddy are enjoying Pokémon Sword and Shield
    - Pokémon SWSH causes some weird glitches with SD cards and Roku devices
    - GameCola has some New Cool Video Content!
    - The new PS5 controller bulked up
    - Weird devkits
    - Very Specific Videogame Hacks
    - COPPA and how it will affect GameCola
    - We games recent playing times in what been have?
    [Podcast Intro/Outro "5 is Average" by Meteo Xaivier]

    • 1 hr 31 min
    Hacks’n’Slash #20 Part 2: The Subspace Emissary’s Worlds Conquest Chapt. 3 – Odder Oddness

    Hacks’n’Slash #20 Part 2: The Subspace Emissary’s Worlds Conquest Chapt. 3 – Odder Oddness

    Odd indeed. Hacks'n'Slash Season 2 comes to a dramatic end in this 3rd chapter of The Subspace Emissary's Worlds Conquest! Once again, join Joseph Martin, John Rizzi, Anna Bryniarski, Shannon Hoover, and James Pelster as they guide Chris, Lucario, and Jeff through perilous caves, terrible fathers, and a whole lot more exploding people. Like geez man, chill out.
    Read along at this link: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/4112682/3/The-Subspace-Emissary-s-Worlds-Conquest
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    • 1 hr 37 min
    GC Podcast #137: Real Basketball Cosplay

    GC Podcast #137: Real Basketball Cosplay

    Have you ever wanted to pretend you were playing in a real basketball game? Well, this month on the GameCola Podcast, we tell you how to do just that! Anna Bryniarski is back from Disney and had a *sick* time. Alex Jedraszczak struggles to find an RPG he likes, and Joseph Martin remembers Multiple Things About Pokémon. All this and more just below this very paragraph in a convenient bulleted list!
    - Anna says there's a lot of Pokémon GO to play at Disney!
    - Jeddy tells of the wonders of DisneyQuest
    - Disney lets you pretend to play basketball
    - Joe remembers some of his old Disney stories
    - Jeddy's confused but he thinks he killed Evolution in Y's VIII?
    - Jeddy's having a lot more fun with Dragon Quest XI
    - Joe gives the scoop on Untitled Goose Game
    - What are our final impressions of Pokémon Sword and Shield before it comes out?
    [Podcast Intro/Outro "5 is Average" by Meteo Xaivier]

    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

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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