Sinopsis

Here on Staring at Screens we look at the bright, pretty lights that make up our video games. Also, we like to talk about them from a critical, mature and often giggly perspective.

Episodios

  • 66. 2014: The Year in Review

    66. 2014: The Year in Review

    30/12/2014 Duración: 01h05min

    In our last episode for the year, we look back at 2014 and discuss the things and events we found significant to our lives as gamers. Also in this episode: Game of Thrones, Bounden, Fantasy Life, Dragon Age: Inquisition, and of course, Not Everything is Flammable. (Game of The Week.) Music: Trevor Morris - Dragon Age Inquisition Main Theme Links: Notch's new $70m mansion Lindsay Lohan: The Price of Fame

  • 65.5 Games Conventions Part 2

    65.5 Games Conventions Part 2

    29/12/2014 Duración: 31min

    Whoops, a really delayed .5 episode. Joel sends his apologies. In this half episode we talk about the games we saw at Gamestart and PAX Aus.

  • 65. Game Conventions

    65. Game Conventions

    04/12/2014 Duración: 53min

    This week we play host to Mike Ferrer from OMGeek and we talk about Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Rune Factory 4, Valkyria Chronicles, and XCOM: Enemy Within, as well as share our experiences at Gamestart 2014 and PAX AUS 2014. Music:  Hitoshi Sakimoto - Valkyria Chronicles (Main Theme)

  • 64. Extra Canonical

    64. Extra Canonical

    12/10/2014 Duración: 59min

    Crysis 3, PES Manager, Monument Valley, Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor, Fotonica, Alone and a discussion on what makes a good licensed game. Music: Garry Schyman - The Gravewalker - Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor OST

  • 63. Cheevos

    63. Cheevos

    20/09/2014 Duración: 55min

    Achivements in games, Godus, Shovel Knight, Banished, Nidhogg, Another Case Solved, nerd hugs and mouth farts. Music: Jake Kaufman - Strike The Earth! (Plains of Passage) - Shovel Knight OST

  • 62.5 The One About Squeezing Blackheads

    62.5 The One About Squeezing Blackheads

    01/09/2014 Duración: 07min

    This is probably the weirdest .5 episode we've ever recorded. Also, Google blackhead videos at your own risk. You have been warned.

  • 62. Binge Gaming

    62. Binge Gaming

    24/08/2014 Duración: 01h02min

    This week you get to enjoy listening to Eric, Joel and Vick ruminate on Dawn of The Immortals, Crazy Taxi for iOS and Android, Saints Row IV, Gunpoint, The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, Remember Me and Ni No Kuni. In other news we explore binge gaming and try to pick apart its causes and effects.

  • 61.5 With Apologies to Taylor Swift

    61.5 With Apologies to Taylor Swift

    22/08/2014 Duración: 03min

    In which Vick educates us about Taylor Swift's songwriting. Try and decipher if she's a fan or a hater.

  • 61. Keeping Up With The Kardashians

    61. Keeping Up With The Kardashians

    10/08/2014 Duración: 58min

    On this week's scintillating session, The Lego Movie Videogame, Lego Marvel Superheroes, Lego Harry Potter, GTA Online, Monument Valley, Steampunk Tower, Dawn of The Immortals and of course Kim Kardashian: Hollywood. WHUT? Exactly. 

  • 60.5. A Nerd for All Seasons

    60.5. A Nerd for All Seasons

    29/07/2014 Duración: 06min

    In which we nerd out a bit about Game of Thrones and '90s IRC.

  • 60. Have You Not Heard of Mountain?

    60. Have You Not Heard of Mountain?

    18/07/2014 Duración: 59min

    In this week's episode the gang catches up and talks about Fates Forever, Borderlands 2, Mountain (you've probably never heard of it), Mario and Luigi: Dream Team, Double Dragon Neon, and of course, GTA V. Got questions or comments? Email or Tweet at us. Music: Jake Kaufman - Double Dragon Neon Title Theme

  • 59.5 - Tom Clancys Jurassic Park

    59.5 - Tom Clancy's Jurassic Park

    17/07/2014 Duración: 07min

    With apologies to Lisa, but even more apologies to the late Tom Clancy.

  • 59. E3 2014

    59. E3 2014

    03/07/2014 Duración: 59min

    The dust has kinda settled around E3, which gives us a chance to look at some of the news and announcements without hype-tinted glasses. Along the way we talk about Guild Wars 2, Wildstar, The Wolf Among Us, GTA V, that Watchdogs PC graphics tweak, the Alienware Alpha, Assassin's Creed Unity and the ensuing multiplayer hoo-ha, Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, Fire Emblem x Shin Megami Tensei, Uncharted 4, Tom Clancy's The Division, The Order 1886, the new Mirror's Edge, The Sims 4 and No Man's Sky. Also, Turn Down For What?

  • 58. Buyers Remorse

    58. Buyer's Remorse

    07/06/2014 Duración: 01h03min

    The gang's all back together! This week we talk about Dave's new job at EA, Battleheart Legacy, Kentucky Route Zero, Towerfall Ascension, The Sims 3, Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, and Gaming Buyer's Remorse. Check out the gaming consoles, peripherals and games we wish we hadn't shelled out money for. Do you have any gaming purchases that you regret? Email or Tweet at us to let us know. Music: Brian Tyler - Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag OST - A Pirate's Life

  • 58.5. With Apologies to Dave

    58.5. With Apologies to Dave

    07/06/2014 Duración: 06min

    This week's episode will be a bit late, but we'll get that to you early next week. Anyway we had to tell you this story first so that you will be able to fully enjoy the episode when it's published on Monday, so for now please enjoy this half-episode. Image credit: xkcd

  • 57.5. News: Towns and Kinect

    57.5. News: Towns and Kinect

    30/05/2014 Duración: 13min

    In this half episode, Dave, Joel, Lisa and Mac discuss the now-abandoned Steam Greenlight game Towns as well as Microsoft's decision to dis-Kinect the Xbox One.

  • 57. Global Game Jam 2014

    57. Global Game Jam 2014

    21/05/2014 Duración: 01h18min

    This week Dave, Joel and Lisa play host to Mac Lotze, one third of DAM, the group that made Not Everything is Flammable, and we talk about their experiences from participating in Global Game Jam 2014 and the future of their game. Along the way we discuss A Dark Room, Duet, Luftrausers (with a short aside about Vlambeer and cloned games), and Yoshi's New Island. If you have game jam anecdotes to share, write to us at hello@staringatscreens.org or tweet us @staringscreens. You can find the Global Game Jam build of Not Everything is Flammable here. Music: Rushjet1 - Son of Flynn (it's an 8bit cover of the Daft Punk song off DaChip Vol 2)

  • 56.5. Fire Embleng

    56.5. Fire Embleng

    16/05/2014 Duración: 12min

    In this .5 episode, Dave and Joel talk at length about Fire Emblem: Awakening, and Lisa pontificates on why the Fire Emblem games are "ah beng". (We know. We don't even… either.)

  • 56. Pay To Win

    56. Pay To Win

    09/05/2014 Duración: 50min

    This week Joel and Dave are reunited, and you can hear Lisa's eyeballs rolling in their sockets as they geek out over Pay To Win mechanics in Free To Play (and all other) games. Along the way we discuss Guild Wars 2, Stonehearth (not to be confused with Hearthstone) and Hearthstone (not to be confused with Stonehearth). Got a Pay To Win anecdote or opinion to share? Tell us via email or Twitter.

  • 55.5. Alamak Chat

    55.5. Alamak Chat

    01/05/2014 Duración: 03min

    In this .5 episode we get to talking about FireChat and other chat apps and unwittingly reveal our geriatricity. Also, did you know Alamak Chat still lives?? Whut.

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