Watch Chattycast 48 live at 2PM ET/ 11AM PT

Join Ozzie Mejia, Steven Wong, and Joshua Hawkins as they dive deep into this week's topics.


On this week’s Chattycast, Ozzie Mejia takes the helm once more, with Steven Wong and Josh Hawkins manning the sails. Join them at 2PM EST/ 11AM PST as they take to the high seas of the internet. If you want see your name in lights, keep an eye on Chatty to suggest topics! And, special thanks to Chatty user dael for contributing music to the show, and to Bryan "Doctor Games" Carr for production assistance.

As always, thank to everyone who provide topics this week: UnatcoTelephone, Hemtroll, and sergeon. If you want see your name in lights, keep an eye on Chatty to suggest topics! And, special thanks to Chatty user dael for contributing music to the show, and to Bryan "Doctor Games" Carr for production assistance.

  • A recent post about Interstate '76 got me thinking. Are there any games that haven't had a sequel in decades that really deserve one?
  • Have you ever skipped a game because you hadn't played the previous games in the series and didn't know the story? I replayed both DA:O and DA2 before Inquisition came out, wanted to do the same for Witcher 3 but ended up just watching the recap videos instead. I feel like much of the impact of a story-focused game is lost when you come in halfway through the series.
  • Crowd sourced game development. I see examples of the gaming community having influence over development decisions. IDARB seems to be an example of this, but even on a small scale, vocal gamers are more and more lending their "expert" opinion on game development. This sort of ties into the Polygon story that played a clip of how focus groups, if taken literally, could have destroyed the heart and soul of Psychonauts. So should developers "listen" to their audience? Or should they go with their gut, for better or worse?

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Joshua holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing and has been exploring the world of video games for as long as he can remember. He enjoys everything from large-scale RPGs to small, bite-size indie gems and everything in between.

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    May 29, 2015 10:30 AM

    Josh Hawkins posted a new article, Watch Chattycast 48 live at 2PM ET/ 11AM PT

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      May 29, 2015 10:38 AM

      Chattycast and Show Important on the same day! Much Content, Very excite!

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      May 29, 2015 10:43 AM

      LOL, 2 O'clock..

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        May 29, 2015 10:45 AM

        Oh, I'm pretty sure I've got all the kinks worked out. We're on at 2PM. For serious.

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          May 29, 2015 10:52 AM

          got a link?

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            May 29, 2015 10:55 AM

            Link will be added when we go live :)

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            May 29, 2015 10:56 AM

            Video will be embedded as soon as we go live.

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              May 29, 2015 10:57 AM


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              May 29, 2015 11:27 AM

              Josh is echoing

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              May 29, 2015 11:45 AM

              is there a reason you do youtube live instead of twitch live and then transferring to youtube later?

              the comment system on youtube doesn't encourage interaction and interaction keeps active viewers, in my mind.

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                May 29, 2015 11:51 AM

                Wondering if it's because they're not playing any games.

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                  May 29, 2015 12:12 PM

                  they have no problems with gaming talk shows. hell, sleepy mostly plays music and talks on his channel. don't think he does games at all.

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                    May 29, 2015 12:28 PM

                    The main reason we've used Google Hangouts up to this point is because of how much easier it is to setup versus Twitch. We don't need extra scenes or any of that stuff. There have been talks of moving over to twitch though.

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                      May 29, 2015 3:35 PM

                      cool! I think it would promote more interaction.

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      May 29, 2015 11:38 AM


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      May 29, 2015 11:42 AM

      I just woke up in a broom closet with a sock in my mouth. Don't listen to Ozzie, he stole my show!

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      May 29, 2015 11:51 AM

      That's weird. ars said paint roller is under powered and uzi is best.

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        May 29, 2015 11:56 AM

        I read from a couple of websites and from Reddit that the roller was insane. I wouldn't call it OP, though, because if someone just stands on a platform above you, they can pick you off with any other weapon.

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      May 29, 2015 12:11 PM

      fun times!

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      May 29, 2015 2:41 PM

      On account of the audio issues in this episode, we've decided not to convert it to the podcast feed as usual. If you need your Chattycast fix and don't mind putting up with some of the technical hiccups, feel free to watch the video feed instead, since the story still has the archived version embedded.

      Sorry for the inconvenience!

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      May 29, 2015 4:16 PM

      Goddamnit ozzymandias, play mass effect

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