Shacknews Chattycast Episode 04: Rich Mega Man History

In which we embrace our nerdy roots

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The Chattycast goes off-topic this week, and it's mostly intentional. We open up with a new Off-Topic segment, then dive into game genres we'd like to see make a comeback, our tastes for board and tabletop games, and good games that received terrible sequels. We finish up with Ozzie's promised Evo report.

Thanks this week to LoioshDwaggie, sergeon, mad-d00d, Nerdsbeware, and SnakeIRye for the topics. Check below for a list of games we talk about in each segment.

Genre Comebacks: Rock Band, Actraiser, From Dust, Bravely Default, Syndicate, Banjo Kazooie, Dungeon Keeper
Board Games: Dungeon Mastering with Andrew, Dominion, Ticket to Ride, Monopoly, Risk, Cards Against Humanity, Smash Up, Catan
Terrible sequels: Yoshi’s Island, Mega Man X, Chrono Trigger, Assassin’s Creed 2, Dead Space, Resident Evil, Sonic the Hedgehog

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    July 18, 2014 1:30 PM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Shacknews Chattycast Episode 4: Rich Mega Man History.

    In which we embrace our nerdy roots

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      July 18, 2014 2:25 PM

      Chattycast! Yarr!

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      July 18, 2014 2:30 PM

      I shall listen to this tomorrow while getting my car washed!

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      July 18, 2014 2:34 PM

      I finally subscribed to the cast. I'll try to check it out soon.

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      July 18, 2014 2:40 PM

      You had me at Mega Man

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      July 18, 2014 4:55 PM

      https://twitter.com/technosucks/status/490253735927349248/photo/1 The Tesla Media Player has a suggestion for the Chattycast logo... Tesla Motors really needs to fix their cover flow algo.

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        July 18, 2014 5:14 PM

        That seems about right to me.

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        July 18, 2014 8:58 PM

        You should publicly shame Elon Musk into donating to a charity as retribution. ;)

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      July 18, 2014 5:27 PM

      Good stuff guys! You should totally check the chatty on Mondays for our weekly board game thread, lots of good stuff going on in there!

      Also Ozzie you should totally check out TTR. It's one of my favorite games to use to introduce people to non traditional board games. The iOS ports are fantastic.

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      July 18, 2014 5:47 PM

      good cast. a bit stilted to start but once you guys got into a natural conversation it flowed nicely.

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      July 18, 2014 5:57 PM

      Also have you guys considered opening/closing music or anything?

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      July 18, 2014 6:28 PM

      I think this one was the best so far.

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      July 18, 2014 6:35 PM

      What was the Mega Man site you ran? I had one ages ago on Geocities

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        July 18, 2014 8:40 PM

        It was called Mega Man Network. My old guides and such are probably somewhere on the site, still, but I haven't really been involved for years. I do keep in touch with some of the staff and fans I knew from back in the day though.

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          July 18, 2014 11:29 PM

          Nice I went there pretty often back in the day. I had a terrible sprite site with some random news call Proto Z's Base I think. I was 10 and the name was super dumb.

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      July 18, 2014 6:43 PM

      Yes I love the off topic segment! Keep it going!

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      July 18, 2014 9:22 PM

      I'm sad that with my current podcast queue, it'll probably be a week before I get to listen to the next Chattycast. I wish these threads lasted more than 18 hours, but don't want them to be off in Weekend Confirmed territory, either.

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        July 18, 2014 9:42 PM

        One idea I would like to suggest to management is an admin tool that allows us to extend the life of select Chatty threads. The Chattycast thread is one I would like to see last a full week.

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          July 19, 2014 6:45 AM

          I kind of want to see the article links aggregate in a single possibly pinned weekly thread instead of a ton of individual threads.

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      July 19, 2014 12:55 AM

      MEGA MAN

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      July 19, 2014 5:47 AM

      I have an 8 hour drive to make on Tuesday. I plan to listen to all 4 Chattycasts and evaluate whether or not I will continue coming to Shacknews.com based in what I hear. No pressure, you guys!