Friday, December 13, 2019

HGC PODCAST: DYNAMAXING BT'S EDITION!








DISCUSSION POINTS:

SAM, THIS IS BRIDGES
YOU NEED TO UPLOAD THE PODCAST SOONER SAM
THESE THINGS ARE COMPLICATED
THE MORE VOICES YOU HAVE LOADED ON THE NETWORK
THE SOONER WE CAN MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN
DONT FORGET TO LIKE AND SUBSCRIBE SAME
WE LOVE YOU


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Friday, November 29, 2019

Thursday, November 21, 2019

HGC PODCAST: STRANDED MATHIAS ENERGY EDITION!







DISCUSSION POINTS:

MATHIAS SPEAKS!
MATHIAS AND HIS BOTTLE BABY!
TERRIBLE GAME NEWS!

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

HGC PODCAST: WHATS UR COD ROUTINE EDITION!





DISCUSSION POINTS:

SKIPPING COD THIS TIME AROUND
THERES A LIMIT TO HOW FAR SOMEONE SHOULD GO IN TERMS OF MAKING A FPS
COD CLEARLY CROSSED THE LINE THIS TIME AROUND



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Wednesday, November 6, 2019

HGC PODCAST: TOM CLANCY'S NEW FRAGRANCE EDITION!










DISCUSSION POINTS:
FIRST PERSON FAILURES
FALLOUT 76, THE GIFT THAT KEEPS ON GIVING....TOXIC MOLD
HOW LONG BEFORE THE PAINT DRIES?
BOMB CLANCY

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Tuesday, October 29, 2019

HGC PODCAST: HIDDEN FORBIDDEN POOH BEAR EDITION!





DISCUSSION POINTS:

OUR CONTINUED COVERAGE OF HONGKONG ACTI BLIZZ

...AND EVERYONE ELSE THAT SHOT THEMSELVES IN THE FOOT LAST WEEK



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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

HGC PODCAST: FREE HONGKONG EDITION!










DISCUSSION POINTS:

FREE HONGKONG
NBA SUCKS
ACTIVISION SUCKS
WHY DOES ANYONE EVEN PLAY BLIZZARD GAMES ANYMORE?
AN ACTUAL INTERNATIONAL VIDEOGAMES POLITICAL INCIDENT



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Friday, October 18, 2019

At the avenue of ROI and writing a good story



For the last couple years, outside of bad tweets, dumb jokes, and testing things for corporations
(always looking for new work by the way, tweet me if something needs testing :p)

I've been getting through something akin to writer's block I guess? and now I need to vent.








For those unaware, a lot of the media you absorb every day, every year, usually starts life as something else. For the grand majority of incoming anime and occasionally videogames its light novels and their favorite long lost cousin twice removed... webnovels

The webnovels and light novels have been around for a while but the digital variation of these is pretty damn recent and as such have gone through a lot of changes as a medium. One of the biggest most frustrating changes is the lack of self control when writing a story... specifically



The story can drastically change weekly depending on viewer count.
 


 Analytics can be a fun tool, at any time they can tell me how many in the "audience" responded to a tweet, how many of my users come from other countries, how many people view my profile on a monthly basis (I'm still blown away how more people see this account then there are users in the companies I've worked for) and that right there is the struggle I think writers have been hit with.

They think if they react Now and adjust NOW then they are guaranteed to do better next month ( and sometimes weekly). Its a literary form of hedging bets with short term gains and chances for long term losses.

And as a result,we have writers like the ones that handled card apprentice. They had a good idea but they never truly capitalized on it.

The story takes place in a card based, magical, scifi warring era type world, and as such there's a lot of themes. Politics, Economics, WMD's, War Tactics, it had a wildly expanding depth of topics / interests as it went through the stories world building. It's by and large one of the funnest world's I've seen in a long time


Where they fucked up at every possible intersection is the main character, "Chen Mu".


It's the story anyone has seen a million times. The boy, an orphan, born into an extremely shitty dog eats other dogs world needs to find a way to survive and through the power of a magical maguffin he has discovered a way to survive that will surely lead him towards a life on easy street.

Sadly, the writer doesn't seem to read the latest trend on slow life light novels and has decided that each and every time the character has been given a chance to live on easy street, he shall instead decide not to live on it with barely any discerning reason as to why. 

It makes the character look like a fucking moron and the internet has agreed on that statement

 Each time some character has a chance to provide the MC with everything he has ever wanted, he will choose not to act on it. Every time a heroine character has professed their love / want to give him a place he has always desired, he will never fucking act on it. There was even a moment where he could have become a king under unique circumstances that guaranteed him a life with no regrets that easily fixed any problem he currently had in his life, yet he never fucking acted on it.


Naturally, it looks alot like the writer over the years was just trying to fan the flames, using trope salad after trope salad and intentionally triggering the audience as he searched for the next bit of the story he could tell . As disgusting as that is... that formula probably worked, this is considered one of the more popular entries that had a lot of people paying to read across the world.

It was constantly competing on the associated charts and the fact this story kept popping up whenever i was looking for something else clearly means the writer had done something right ... even if that was through gas lighting and likely flame wars on the forums.

yet now, as hes reached the end and this whirlwind world of great ideas and shitty resolution his fan base after years of devotion has come to an ugly realization.




After reading for years, should I bother reading anything he writes anymore?




He spent all this time, all these years writing weekly on this very very long all encompassing story yet he ended up going nowhere.

Every character including the main character never sees a better day, every heroine is left facing dread alone when they needed the MC by their side for survival, every mentor dies or faces a disastrous life and all that worked to paint a unique / technologically fascinating world has lost all meaning since there was never a conclusion.

If anything, the analytics, heated comments, and constant obsession with tropes has only led the writer down one route and that route would be the bad end of any videogame world. The scenario where everyone has died and there's nothing left.

You should never have a reader end a story like that. The hero should be defined, the people surrounding him should gain their closure, and the world itself usually needs a feeling of "moving on" and that's a big part of the reason why I hate ROI / analytical approaches to anything.

Most of the time your not looking for a way to move on, your looking for a way to get bigger
and it breaks everything else along the way.

No one wants to go anywhere if there's nothing left
They'll just move on without you..





Friday, October 11, 2019

HGC PODCAST: SUPLEXED PRINCESS EDITION



DISCUSSION POINTS:

HONK OUT SOLD ZELDA

SKKKKKKKKKKLAVOOOOOOOS

UBISOFT ISN'T FRENCH ENOUGH... OR MAYBE THEY ARE

KIRBY SAVED AMERICA, THEN HE SAVED NINTENDO...RIP

PRINCESSES TRAPPED IN ANOTHER.... WRESTLING RING

A LOT OF GREAT ANIME COMING OUR WAY

THE SECRET AGGRESSIVE WORLD OF FAST FOOD PR

ARBY'S MELTED BRAIN SYNDROME



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Sunday, October 6, 2019

HGC PODCAST: MOLD ON MY HELMET EDITION!



DISCUSSION POINTS:
FALLOUT 76 NOW HAS A DEATH MECHANIC
UBER HAS HARMED MOST CITIES
BORDERLANDS 3 IS A TROPE SALAD WITH RECYCLED JOKES
AND LO ANOTHER SHITTY BATTLE ROYALE IS EVENTUALLY BORN
CURT SCHILLING RUINED VIDEOGAMES
GRAND BLUE FANTASY
FIRE EMBLEM AWAKENING


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Sunday, September 29, 2019

HGC PODCAST: ROBOTIC LAYOFFS EDITION!







DISCUSSION POINTS:

YOUR LAY'ED OFF!
AND YOUR LAY'ED OFF!
EVERYONE GETS AN ILLEGAL LAYOFF!


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Friday, September 20, 2019

HGC PODCAST: WHO LEFT OPEN HELL'S DOOR EDITION!








DISCUSSION POINTS:
A FUCKING DARK WEEK IN VIDEO GAMES
DON'T LISTEN IF U WERE STUCK IN THE MIDDLE OF THE VIDEO GAMES ME TOO MOVEMENT
THERE'S A LOT OF PREDATORS IN THE GAME INDUSTRY



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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

HGC PODCAST: INVASION OF THE SOLDIER CICADA FODLAND ANTS EDITION!

HULK NEVER WANTS TO FLY UNITED EVER AGAIN....






DISCUSSION POINTS:
EACH TIME EA TOUCHES SOMETHING... IT DIES
GIGANTIC BUG WARS
FALLOUT 76 LOOT DROP ENDS WITH A MISC DRILLING
HULK GOES A LITTLE NUTS BECAUSE HULK JUST BOUGHT A DRILL AND NOTICED BS
CORTANA WAS STALKING PEOPLE ILLEGALLY
THE TOKYO RPG FACTORY IS RUN BY FOXCOM
ONE PUNCH... EVENTUALLY
 STADIA = DOOMED DRUG COMPANY
FIRE EMBLEM 3 HOUSES SPOILERS








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Monday, August 26, 2019

HGC PODCAST: EA'S LOOKIN GOOD PAYWALL EDITION






DISCUSSION POINTS:
EA WENT NUTS
RESPAWN DOESNT KNOW HOW TO MODERATE
THE CONTINUES DOWNWARD SPIRAL OF VIDEOGAMES


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Sunday, August 18, 2019

HGC PODCAST: BLACK HOLES IN BLIZZARD'S BRAIN EDITION








DISCUSSION POINTS:
BLIZZARD DECIDED THAT ANYONE WITH A MENTAL CONDITION IS A BAD GUY!
THE WORLD CURRENTLY REALLY SUCKS!
WALLYMART!
DEVS NEED TO LEARN HOW TO HONEST AND NOT SNARKY!

ESA HAS MULTIPLE TIMES IN A ROW LEAKED ALL THE INFO OF GAME JOURNALISTS, ITS A MIRACLE NO ONE HAS BEEN KILLED!

MICROSOFT WAS STEALING / RECORDING EVERYONE'S VOICE DATA!
GTA NPC BS!
NYC GAMBLING LAWS!

FIRE EMBLEM 3 HOUSES!



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Saturday, August 10, 2019

HGC PODCAST: WHEN DEVS GO MAD EDITION






DISCUSSION POINTS:
1. EVE DECIDED TO DESTROY THEIR OWN GAME INTENTIONALLY FOR AN UPDATE... IN REAL TIME!
2. GAMBLING IN GTA!
3. CRT REMAKE WAS BASICALLY RUINED
4. FIRE EMBLEM 3 HOUSES


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Friday, August 2, 2019

Thursday, July 25, 2019

HGC PODCAST: NOT AN EPISODE BUT IS AN EPISODE EDITION?








DISCUSSION POINTS:

THIS ORIGINALLY WAS SUPPOSED TO BE A WEEK OFF, WE ENDED UP KINDA SORTA DOING AN EP ANYWAY?



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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

HGC PODCAST: SUCCULENT EIDOLONIC PRIMAL DILDOS EDITION!




 DISCUSSION POINTS:
CACTUAR DILDOS
MANY MISTAKES
EVE STORIES
FRUSTATION
 BEACH BOD
GAME ADDICTION


















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Saturday, July 6, 2019

HGC PODCAST: ASKING FOR SADNESS EDITION!





DISCUSSION POINTS: 

SUBTLE HAND GRENADES!

GETTING EXACTLY WHAT HE ASKED FOR!

THE SILENCE OF THE DOUCHELAMBS!

HULK WAS SILENT BUT ARGUES HULK NOT A DOUCHELAMB!

BAD PUNS!

DR DISREPECTING MARRIAGE WONT BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE!



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Saturday, June 29, 2019

HGC PODCAST: SYMPHONY OF THE ******* EDITION!





DISCUSSION POINTS:

MUSKY ELONS
2B SAVES THE DAY
EA TRYING TO DODGE LOOTBOXES WITH NAME CHANGES
AUTO CHESS
FACEBOOK TRYING TO RUIN TAMPA
EVERYONE IS PLAYING VIDEOGAMES

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Tuesday, June 25, 2019

HGC PODCAST: E3 2019

THAT TECHNICALLY COUNTED AS A SHOW RIGHT?
...THEY STILL DON'T HAVE A CEO...







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Sunday, June 16, 2019

HGC PODCAST: BLUE STADIA SYNDROME EDITION!





DISCUSSION POINTS:
THE DRUG THAT NO ONE NEEDS
THE SERVICE NO ONE NEEDS
PRODUCTS NO ONE NEEDS
STADIA, BUY FROM GOOGLE NEVER



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Sunday, June 9, 2019

HGC PODCAST: SLOW BASTED SPOTLIGHT META EDITION








DISCUSSION POINTS:
TURKEY
MAGMA
BROKE META
 NO MORE SPOTLIGHTS IN ASSASSINS CREEDO

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Friday, May 31, 2019

HGC PODCAST: PEACEFUL NONSENSE EDITION!










DISCUSSION POINTS:
1. POSITIVE VIBES
2. NOTHING POSITIVE
3. RIOT = HORROR STORIES
5. TWITTER CANT TREAT REPUBLICANS
6. BETHESDA MAKING EVERY DUMB DECISION
7. PHOENIX WRIGHT

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Sunday, May 19, 2019

HGC PODCAST: THE SEMI MONTHLY WHENEVER HULK HAS LIFE WRECK EVERYTHING DAILY DOUBLE!

HULK BACKLOG WAS TOO LARGE AGAIN SO LISTENERS GET  DOUBLE EPISODE!



DISCUSSION POINTS:
THE MANY TAKES
THE SILENCE
THE POLITENESS
THE HOT TAKES



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Sunday, May 12, 2019

HGC PODCAST: MANY TAKES EDITION!

HULK BEEN OFF THE USUAL SCHEDULE DUE TO LIFE ... HULK SINCERE APOLOGIES




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Thursday, May 2, 2019

HGC PODCAST: NEVER ENDING CURSE EDITION!



DISCUSSION POINTS:
1. YOU CHEATED THE GAME
2. SEKIRO
3. ATTITUDES
4. THE TOWN OF JAPAN
5.  A WORLD OF SLICK DEAL SPONSORS
6. AMAZON HR TOOLS


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Saturday, April 20, 2019

HGC PODCAST: DEEPLY REPRESSED SOUTHERN CROCODELEES EDITION!









DISCUSSION POINTS:

BRANDON: I REGRET NOTHING FROM THIS
ANDRE: I TOO REGRET NOTHING
DAVID: I REGRET EVERYTHING
HULK: THE ACCENTS WERE A BIT MUCH
MATHIAS: WAFFLES




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Monday, April 15, 2019

Monday, April 8, 2019

HGC PODCAST: UBI WERE DOGS EDITION!






DISCUSSION POINTS:
TOO MANY TITLE SEQUENCES
APEX LEGENDS HAXXORS
CARD GAMES AND THE "CULTURE"
LOW RES BORDERLANDS
HORIZON ZERO DAWN
POLARBEAR ROBOTS WITH FIRE MAGIC



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Friday, March 22, 2019

HGC PODCAST: GERM SHASHIMI EDITION!














DISCUSSION POINTS
EUROZONAGE
EA WANTS TO BREAK PC'S
THOMAS THE TANK ENGINE
ROCKSTAR FAILURES
ANDRE WANTS GUNS WHEN FIGHTING GIANT ECO UNFRIENDLY ROBOTS

 

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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

HGC PODCAST: SELF DENYING CHICKENS EDITION!







DISCUSSION POINTS:
ARISE CHICKEN
ANTHEM'S MESS CONTINUES
OVER-WATCH COMMUNITY HARASSING VOICE ACTORS FOR THE GAMEDEV FAILURES
HOUSTON PLACID
SKYRIM MOD THEFTS BY SKYRIM MODS






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Thursday, March 7, 2019

HGC PODCAST: DEEP FRIEND ROBO COP EDITION!













DISCUSSION POINTS:
TOO MANY HOLIDAYS
UK SLOTS
ANTHEM, THE SHITSHOW THAT KEEPS ON GIVING
FALLOUT 76, THE SHITSHOW THAT KEEPS ON GIVING
YOUTUBE, THE SHITSHOW THAT KEEPS ON GIVING
VIC MICNOMONOMGA, THE SHITSHOW THAT KEEPS ON GIVING... TO LITTLE GIRLS








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Tuesday, February 26, 2019

HGC PODCAST: USS MOZAMBIQUE EDITION!


DISCUSSION POINTS:
1. A CERTAIN SHOT GUN
2. EVERY SHIP WENT DOWN IN FLAMES, NO ONE HAD A VALID REASON FOR IT
3. THOSE SEA SHIPS ALSO WENT DOWN IN FLAMES... IN THE WATER...WTF
4. INFINITE SPACE
5. APEX LEGENDS
6. A LOT OF DUMB DECISIONS FROM COMPANIES THAT WANT PEOPLE TO THINK THEY SUPER SMART...


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Saturday, February 16, 2019

HGC PODCAST: NO MAG OF CAREER PLANET EDITION!







DISCUSSION POINTS:
NO MAG
ROWLING ON EVERYTHING
GRAND WIZARDS
FUNK HOROSCOPES
OF CAREER PLANET
DIFFERENT HOLLOWS, SAME THING
DONT WORRY ABOUT CODED
PERFECT IMPERFECT INFORMATION
YOU DIDNT GET EEVEE, YOU GOT GOD
APEX LEGENDS

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Sunday, February 10, 2019

HGC PODCAST: SUPER SHAGGED EDITION!




DISCUSSION POINTS: 

1. CHOCOLATE RAMEN
2. BULLET MUSIC
3. EA IN TRUBS?
4. ALL DEM GUMMY SHIPS
5. BETHESDA NEEDS TO LEAVE
6. KH3



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Tuesday, February 5, 2019

HGC PODCAST: A BROKEN ANTHEM EDITION







DISCUSSION POINTS:
LESS WOUNDED
RULE BREAKAGE
MCMS
BIOFAILS
SEA OF THIEVES MADE AN UPDATE THAT WORKS, THE INDUSTRY FROZE
KH3 THE MOVIE
MASS EFFECT AND DEM BLACKHOLES
TETRIS IN VR


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Saturday, January 26, 2019

HGC PODCAST: THE TRAIN WRECK AWARDS


A NEW YEAR, OLD WOUNDS, AND AN AGE OLD BATTLE ROYALE



DISCUSSION POINTS:
SOME LAST MINUTE FAILURES IN VIDEOGAMES
WHO DID THE WORST JOB IN 2018?
DOES FALLOUT DESERVE ALL OF THE RAGE?
NEW EXTENSIONS FOR CRAZY HULKY'S DISCOUNT WEAPON EMPORIUM

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Sunday, January 13, 2019

Saturday, January 5, 2019