BC Plays - Sine Mora Ex

In this episode of BC plays, Chris and Aaron spend some quality co-op time with Sine Mora Ex for the PS4. Unique shmups (shoot 'em ups) like this are the backbone for this amazing genre. Have a look, as gamers discuss some of the cool mechanics that make this game such a fun experience.

Episode 35 - How We Choose the Games We Play and Collect

By now you’re probably well aware of our “Business Casual Gamers” mindset, focusing on maximizing the entertaining gaming time while trying to keep our professional and family lives in order. In many ways, managing that balance can be rather tricky, especially with the wide range of good (and bad) games available in the market. So we thought it’d be fun to ask the question: How do we choose what we play? Moreover, how do we decide which games we keep around and which ones we kick to the curb? As you might expect, the gamers have unique and differing opinions on the subject, making for a great conversation on what entices us and what’s lost our attention. How do you do the same in your gaming experiences? In our gaming assignment segment, Aaron and Chris give their impressions of Persona 5. Did Chris finally come around? Has Aaron found anything to critique with the game?

Episode 6 - The Harsh Reality of the Gaming Industry

In this episode, Chris and Aaron discuss the reality of working in the gaming industry and how that plays into the aspirations of many to join it. The gamers discuss two 16-bit gems (non-RPGs, finally!) in Retro Rerun that are worth your time. They wrap up with some parting thoughts on the harder campaign in Fire Emblem Fates.

Show Notes:

  1. Poll Results
    • Wai-fail prevails!
    • Chris' awful airport story, blowing into 3DS among hundreds at the gate. Ugh, embarrassing.
  2. BCG Discussion Topic of the Week
    • Did you ever/do you aspire to a career in gaming?
    • Do the long hours/crunch time bother you?
    • Does the independent movement appeal?
      • Explore creativity
      • Are you as passionate about other areas as games?
      • Do you think a job in gaming would make it less appealing?
    • The Secret Life of a Games Programmer
      • Interesting look at the harsh reality of the gaming industry
  3. Retro Rerun
    • Aaron - Streets of Rage 2
    • Chris - Soul Blazer
      • Amazing game, prequel to Illusion of Gaia
      • Action style RPG
  4. What We're Playing
    • Fire Emblem Fates
      • Playing the Nohr campaign (the hard mode path)
    • Twilight Princess HD
  5. Game Assignments
    • Last Week's Assignments
      • Chris - Dragon Quest: Rocket Slime
      • Aaron - Ori and the Blind Forest
    • Next Week's Assignments
      • Chris - Shining Force
      • Aaron - Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
  6. News
    • Final Fantasy XV - leaked street date
    • PS VR - October release, $399 price tag

Episode 5 - The Gamer You Didn't Expect

In this episode, Chris and Aaron talk about the gamers you didn't expect and the overall rise of gaming popularity across the board. They discuss some perhaps surprising--and uplifting--statistics relating to the world of gaming. The gamers pull out two more great SNES JRPGs in the retro rerun. Finally, they dig into Aaron's opinion on Fire Emblem Fates: what works and what doesn't.