The Mashcast: Gaming Community, Culture, and Industry

The Mashcast: Gaming Community, Culture, and Industry
Exploring gaming community, culture, industry, and more.
#14: The Used Games Market
Aug 16, 2018 • 66 min
Bethesda recently made the news by sending cease and desist letters to gamers selling their unopened games on Amazon. From that we open up a discussion about the used games market and how it has impacted the games industry.
#13: Game Communities vs Game Developers
Jul 31, 2018 • 80 min
We all love games, but sometimes the creators and fandom can butt heads. In this episode we discuss what happens when game communities and game developers disagree with each other.
#12: Politics in Games and Game Communities
Jul 9, 2018 • 74 min
Some believe games should be politics free, while others think it’s inevitable that politics and games merge. In this episode we discuss the place of politics in games and in game communities.
#11: The Massive E3 Episode
Jun 18, 2018 • 177 min
E3 2018 is finished, and while some of our predictions came through, some disappointment did happen. We discuss our thoughts on the major press conferences and some games.
#10: prE-3
Jun 5, 2018 • 145 min
E3 is right around the corner, and in this episode we talk leaks, rumor, and speculate what we’ll see at E3 2018.
#9: Rumor Has It
May 28, 2018 • 56 min
Rumor has it Nick and Christina talk about rumors in the video game industry.
#8: Thank Mods for Your Games
May 11, 2018 • 72 min
Last episode we lightly touched on how mods brought forth today’s biggest games. On this episode, we dig a bit deeper into modding and it’s impact.
#7: Battle Royale Bloodbaths and False Accomplishments
Apr 24, 2018 • 84 min
On this episode, we discuss the impending Battle Royale “Bloodbath” and talk false sense of accomplishment in games.
#6: The Complaint Round Table
Apr 9, 2018
In this episode, we decide to air out some of our recent grievances. Jaa talks the lack of direction in BOTW, Christina talks about gamer entitlement, and our special guest, Mikey Kenny, talks about Ni No Kuni 2.
#5: Digital Distribution
Mar 26, 2018 • 92 min
A look at Digital Distribution and we engage in the HZD vs BoTW debate!
#4: Games in Education and Educational Games
Mar 12, 2018 • 71 min
In this episode, we talk about games that are and can be used in education, as well as games that provide educational experiences.
#3: Games are getting GaaSy
Feb 27, 2018 • 90 min
We’re discussing Games as a Service, what we’ve seen, and what the future holds.
#2: 2018 State of the Gaming Union
Feb 13, 2018 • 148 min
Continuing the tradition from the legacy Mashcast, we present the 2018 State of the Gaming Union where we take a look back at what happened in 2017 and how it might impact us in 2018 and beyond.
#1: Too Many Games?
Jan 29, 2018 • 74 min
After a two year break, the Mashcast has returned! On this episode, we introduce the hosts and talk about if the games market is oversaturated.
Church of Jaa #2: Just Like Old Times
Jan 8, 2018 • 81 min
On this episode Nick from WoW! Talk! and The Tauren & The Goblin joins Jaa to discuss a few things that have been happening recently. The closing of Visceral Games has gamers wondering about the direction of the games industry, the hate of loot boxes and…
Church of Jaa #1: A Condensed History of Mash Those Buttons
Jan 8, 2018 • 52 min
Welcome to the Church of Jaa! On this first episode, Jaa takes the time to talk about how the Church of Jaa came to be, thank everyone for their support, and then goes into the history of Mash Those Buttons so you can understand where we are coming from.