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Hamish and Nico discuss goings on in the games industry, wax philosophical about the games they're playing, and rarely notice things going off the rails. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/writingongamescast/support

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    • 4.9 • 21 Ratings

Hamish and Nico discuss goings on in the games industry, wax philosophical about the games they're playing, and rarely notice things going off the rails. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/writingongamescast/support

    The Seventh Annual Writing on GamesCast Game of the Year Bonanza 2022 DAY TWO

    The Seventh Annual Writing on GamesCast Game of the Year Bonanza 2022 DAY TWO

    This is it. The second and final day of our Game of the Year deliberations. What game was most momentary? Disappointing? Oldest? Most remade and/or remastered and/or re-released and/or updated? Game of the Year-est?! All this and more answered in a measly... almost seven hours, rounding out to twelve hours total across the two days. Phew. Once again, hope you enjoy listening to this as much as we enjoyed making it, and a massive thank you to Nico for editing the first day (I edited today's, sorry for the difference in volume between the two days)/doing all the crazy interludes you'll hear—he's the best. Wait, we actually answer some Bitbusters in a timely manner?! It must be Christmas!

    Hope you are safe and well this holiday season and we'll see you again in 2023. 

    CATEGORIES AWARDED AND TIMESTAMPS

    10:53 - Best Moment (SPOILER WARNING, PROCEED WITH CAUTION)

    2:07:05 - Most Disappointing

    3:13:16 - Best Old Game

    4:12:26 - Best Remake/Remaster/Re-release/Update

    5:01:49 - Game of the Year


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    The Seventh Annual Writing on GamesCast Game of the Year Bonanza 2022 DAY ONE

    The Seventh Annual Writing on GamesCast Game of the Year Bonanza 2022 DAY ONE

    IT'S HERE. The start of our annual Game of the Year deliberations—twelve hours across two days, deciding between us which were the best and worst games of 2022. Today it's the spookiest, the most musical, the worst, the biggest surprise and, of course, the most strand-type game. Oh, also, there's old Bitbusters to be answered... and new ones to be given out?! Hope you have as much fun listening to this as we did making it. You're the best! 

    (Also, there's some audio issues—Nico's mic got accidentally turned down for the first thirty minutes, then we corrected it. We tried some stuff with Best Music so you could actually hear the music we were discussing but sometimes the music can momentarily drown out discussion due to Discord compression and the like. Sorry about that—we're figuring it out as we go along, even seven years in!)

    CATEGORIES AWARDED AND TIMESTAMPS

    20:31 - Content Creator of the Year

    24:59 - Golden Pumpkin

    1:09:22 - Best Looking

    2:17:52 - Best Music

    3:01:40 - Worst Game

    4:16:34 - Biggest Surprise



    Stay tuned for Day Two!


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    • 5 hr 14 min
    Writing on GamesCast Ep.143 - BITBUSTERS RETURNS

    Writing on GamesCast Ep.143 - BITBUSTERS RETURNS

    If you want to know if we're back or not, search "every Joey's World Tour I'm back" on YouTube and watch the first video that comes up. That is to say, we're back. Playing grindcore festivals in the Czech Republic. Rewatching Breaking Bad/Better Call Saul. The Cyberpunk anime is really good, surprisingly (and Cyberpunk 2077 was always good). Immortality is a fascinating, honest, messy rumination on the place of art in modern society. Metal Hellsinger is a game that people seem to enjoy for some reason but is actually maybe the worst thing I've played all year. JoJo Stone Ocean is surprisingly disappointing. But most importantly... the grand return of BITBUSTERS. DUH SIMPSOOOONS! 


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    • 3 hr 25 min
    Writing on GamesCast Ep.142 - Steve's LA Star Wars Deathmatch

    Writing on GamesCast Ep.142 - Steve's LA Star Wars Deathmatch

    It's been a while, but honestly it's been a while for the last four or five years. You know the drill. Hamish watched Twin Peaks: The Return. Nico watched Batman. Post-game thoughts on Elden Ring, and returning to Dark Souls. Teardown is the best heist game since Quadrilateral Cowboy. Disco Elysium is one of the best novels you can ever play (also light talk of actual books). Lost Judgment: The Kaito Files speaks to the promising future of the Judgment franchise. Mordhau is the most fun you can have with a playerbase of weirdos. Some other neat little games you may not have heard of otherwise. I *can* get behind that!


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    • 3 hr 19 min
    Writing on GamesCast Ep.141 - There's a Party Up Here

    Writing on GamesCast Ep.141 - There's a Party Up Here

    We're back and we're spending the first ten to fifteen minutes communicating entirely in Henry Rollins clips from Get in the Van. The show has come full circle. Oh, we also dive into the most talked about game of the moment... Gran Turismo 7, the best Wikipedia article simulator ever created. I guess we spend a long time discussing Elden Ring as well—that game rules. After that it gets a bit hazy, but we get into Rainbow Six Siege, Tunic, the Tekken story, and we do a long-overdue check up on Tomato Way. Twenty-three years of the Writing on GamesCast now, my god. Thanks for listening! 


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    • 3 hr 5 min
    Writing on GamesCast Ep.140 - Fly Me To Your Jackass

    Writing on GamesCast Ep.140 - Fly Me To Your Jackass

    It's been a couple of months but we're back and ready to talk about... well, films and soundboard b******t again mainly. The new Jackass film is so unbelievably good. The new Matrix is just... bad. The Sopranos is good but the film is bad. Hamish has played through Horizon Forbidden West and it's very good. He's also played Sifu which is really good but seeing as Nico hates Sekiro he'll probably think it's bad. BUT Nico has played Windjammers 2 which is very, very good. The "difficulty in games" debate is very bad. Harsh real time strategy games are good. Hitman VR is bad, but also good. Thank you all for your patience while we get back into the swing of things with the podcast. You're all very good.


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    • 3 hr 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

1999theyearwemakecontact ,

Greatness

Who knew Writing On Games did a podcast with a friend (he should probably pimp it on his channel more, cough cough)? I for one did not, and I feel like I've been missing out on the hottest games podcast since Phantasmagoria 2: A Puzzle of Flesh. If you want laffs, if you need hot takes, if no one else can help - give a listen and subscribe to Writing On Games.

GreaseBoi112 ,

So far, so disappointing

They often discuss games they don’t finish and yet defend their opinions as if they have any weight to them. Going through the podcast you will hear utterly ridiculous opinions, for example one of the hosts defended Death Stranding despite not even playing half way through and lampooned Sekiro when they didn’t get to the first boss. He was arguing against the other host who beat both of them yet we are to believe their opinions were equal. It’s strange to me that Hamish channel is so thoroughly written but when he’s speaking casually with his friend Nico, both their opinions tend to be shallow.

They give scathing critiques of Salt and Sanctuary and No man’s sky but also have the balls to give Cyberpunk free-passes and argue that bugs actually make the game more enjoyable. They couldn’t even get Arthur Morgan’s name right during my a discussion of best character of the year.

It’s not all bad though, often when they discuss older games they are passionate about they can offer unique and entertaining perspective but even then they can often argue is circles. The podcasts end up running multiple hours but not from depth, just from needless arguing. Still then arguments can be pretty interesting at times and they both remain very friendly which keeps the podcast from feeling stressful. They are at their best when they reference in jokes or are both completely in sync as it can lead to moments of laughter or catharsis.

Overall I’m disappointed in this cast and it looks retroactively makes me dislike the YouTube channel, at least to an extent. I haven’t caught up to this year so it’s subject to change but I figured if they can critique games they don’t finish I could critique a podcast I most likely never will.

gurennohitomi ,

Thanks guys

Another great year of the Writing on Gamescast! It was sparse but you guys more than made up for it at the end. Thanks a ton, this ‘cast means a lot to me. Here’s to 2019! With love, vitamins

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