The Synics are back at full strength! For the first time since episode 37, the whole team is back together to talk, once again, about all things gaming. Garrett gushes over the RE:3 remake, Berto is loving the indies on Switch, and Tim talks about something that is so incredibly Tim.
After the Spin, the team talks about the game club game for this episode and starts getting deep into how hard Return of the Obra Dinn hit for them (or didn’t). All this and all the other usual Synic goodness you come to expect from the show.
The Synics (minus Tim this week) give their thanks to 2019 for all the great things to happen in gaming this year. In the synical spin we also go nuts for Half Life: Alyx and wag our fingers at the Google Stadia release. What are you thankful for in video gaming this year?
The Synics discuss their recent marathon gaming stream for Extra Life 2019 where they were super successful in raising over $2600 for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. What an amazing day! Big thank you to everybody for participating, donating, chatting, and watching our huge stream (an especially big shout out to Uthegamers.com for a massive donation match)!
Tim and Garrett (Berto was sick this week unfortunately) also bring up Blizzards bombshell game announcements, Red Dead Redemption 2 for PC, and the Google Stadia Release games for the Synical Spin. One more time thank you all for helping raise money #FortheKids!
It’s all Hallow’s Eve and the Synics are getting into the spirit of things by talking about which fictional game world they would likely survive in…hint, they would probably die in a lot of them. The Synical Spin includes the Blizzard/Hong Kong protests fiasco, The Last of Us 2 Delayed, and the goofy beginnings of new indie game ‘Hotel Barcelona’. You get all the usual Synical goodness that you know and love in this latest episode. Come for the news, stay for the nonsense talk.
Take a seat on our virtual couch as we relive and replay the indie classic Bastion from Supergiant Games! What’s your take on this fantastic, isometric action RPG? Listen in to hear what we think. Also in this episode you get all the usual Synic goodness: We talk about games we’ve played (other than Bastion) and in the Spin we we dissect the new Playstation 5 tidbits we read in Wired, we talk about the Blizzard Chinese connection fiasco, and Google Stadia possibly being a broadband bust.
All this and more Synics goodness in the latest, meaty episode.
Tim gets the scoop on E-sports at ESL One NY at the Barclays Center. The Synics press him all about the atmosphere, excitement level, and overall enjoyment of watching a live Counter-Strike tournament. Also on the Synical Spin, we go ham once again on gamer entitlement/outrage, the newest rantings about exclusivity schemes, and the devious strategies to keep loot-boxes off the chopping block.
Take a trip back in the past with us as we dish it out over Arcades of yesteryear and the current trend of barcades. We are lucky to have @GamerChucksteak aboard the pod with us as we try to figure out exactly what made us keep spending all of our hard-earned quarters. Also in the Synical Spin: Death Stranding gameplay, Ash Ketchum winning the Pokemon league, and Gamestop sharing big losses. What is/was your favorite arcade like?
Continuing the Synical tradition, Garrett picked Baba is You for this weeks Game Club. We talk all about how this charming little Indie Puzzler turned our brains inside out and put them back in again. We also talk about recent assault allegations in the gaming workspace, and the packed to the brim fall release schedule. Have you played Baba is You yet?
The Synics teamed up with Joey Pucks from Uthegamers.com to cover the recent Play NYC indie gaming convention. That’s right, we actually got media passes! If you like indie games or are interested in games development you gotta listen up on our thoughts on New York’s premiere indie gaming event as well as Joe’s coverage of the recent Summer Play Boston convention. Also in the news we talk all about flame wars for Apex Legends microtransactions, devilish details from the FTC workshop on loot boxes, and Execs leaving Bioware.
Another Game Club, another seat on the virtual couch for you listeners as the Synics gush all about the retro inspired FPS Amid Evil. Join the #sssgameclub and hear what we think about this nostalgic shooter. The Synics also debate over what the Epic Game Store means for indie games, and what Ninjas move to Mixer means for Twitch. What did you think of Amid Evil?