Scanline Talks public
[search 0]

Download the App!

show episodes
 
Loading …
show series
 
Experts of the Taroverse, assemble! Six was originally booked to host this podcast, but as discussions proceeded in the buildup to recording, it became obvious that they were just not up to the task. Instead, friend of the site Ryan has graciously taken the wheel to guide a podcast on the Drakengard Legacy with Jen and Kat. Buckle in, they’re going…
 
Like a lot of Switch gamers, Jen, Kyrie, and Six have found themselves engrossed in the latest release from the popular but infamously unwelcoming Monster Hunter. They say Rise is “the easiest to get into yet.” That’s true! But that’s actually a fairly meaningless statement, as the series has always been terrible to get into. How much better is thi…
 
It’s been a while since we just talked about what we’ve been playing: let’s do that! Jen and Six talk about Super Mario 3D World, Bowser’s Fury, Slime Rancher, The Medium, Suzerain, and a whole host of Steam demos. Join us! Our intro music is the Title Theme from Super Mario 3D World, and our outro music is Glass Desert from Slime Rancher.…
 
With the first episode of That’s a ShenMood, we claimed we’d play through the Shenmue series and talk about it throughout 2020. But, much like Ryo Hazuki, we quickly learned that the task we’d taken on was harder than we could have ever imagined. We also learned that Six has a powerful procrastinator streak. But finally, we return. Jen, Kyrie, and …
 
It all comes down to this… Game of the Year. We’ve played a lot of games, we have all sorts of feelings about them. But who will be crowned Scanline Media’s Game of the Year 2020? Jen, Kyrie, and Six decide. Don’t forget to check out the Write-Up for the winner and runners-up on the site! Our intro music for the Gimmick Awards 2020 is 8bit22 from D…
 
Fun fact, this award category takes its name from a channel on our Discord devoted to the discussion of music, #thatsmyjam. Honestly, every year this is one of the hardest categories, as I find myself remembering music I should have nominated later and kicking myself. Jen, Kyrie, and Six assemble for the That’s Our Jam discussion. Don’t forget to c…
 
Writing is essential to our enjoyment of games around here. Hell, there are games we think are BAD GAMES that we still have lots of affection for because of their cast of characters. That’s why every year, we take time to celebrate the Best New Character. Join Jen, Kyrie, and Six to hash out our winner. Don’t forget to check out the Write-Up for th…
 
We got waaaay more than our yearly dose of Yikes in gaming’s 2020. And that’s putting it lightly, honestly: some really awful shit happened in the gaming world. Obviously outside of it was hellish, but we’re not really qualified to talk about the pandemic and politics and all that mess? We’re gonna keep it a little more light-hearted, though still …
 
You can’t do game awards without talking about the individual moments that blew your mind. Jen, Kyrie, and Six assemble to talk about the Best Moment in a game of 2020. Don’t forget to check out the Write-Up for the winner and runners-up on the site! Our intro music for the Gimmick Awards 2020 is 8bit22 from Demon’s Souls, a Japanese royalty-free m…
 
2020 was really the coming out party for Virtual Youtubers, or “Vtubers.” Obviously thanks to characters like Super Sonico and Kizuna Ai the concept predates 2020, but this was the year that it really hit big. Allen, Jen, and Kyrie are big into the vtuber scene. Six knows a little, and isn’t much help here. Together, they will decide the Best Vtube…
 
Three Kingdoms was definitely the book of the year around these parts. Hell, we had a whole podcast about it! And in honor of that, we’ve decided to pick the character from the book who best embodies its spirit of chaos and heroism. Jen and Six decide who gets the Three Kingdoms Spirit Award. Don’t forget to check out the Write-Up for the winner an…
 
Shoutouts to the add-ons. Base games are good, but with these games, additions made them even better. Jen, Kyrie, and Six discuss the best game add-ons of the year. Don’t forget to check out the Write-Up for the winner and runners-up on the site! Our intro music for the Gimmick Awards 2020 is 8bit22 from Demon’s Souls, a Japanese royalty-free music…
 
This category is not what it seems. This isn’t about 2011-2020. This is about the decade of 2020. Because oh my GOD 2020 was a year that felt like a DECADE. So let’s not decide the best game of the year right now, let’s talk about the games that kept us sane over the course of a waaaaay too long year. Jen, Kyrie, and Six discuss a handful of games …
 
It’s time for one of the classic categories: Best Anime! Of all the anime we watched on Oops All Anime this year, what were the best? Jen, Kyrie, and Six decide. Don’t forget to check out the Write-Up for the winner and runners-up on the site! Our intro music for the Gimmick Awards 2020 is 8bit22 from Demon’s Souls, a Japanese royalty-free music si…
 
What is Best Discovery? Well, sometimes there are games you have expectations for, and they’re defied. But sometimes there are games you aren’t even AWARE of to have expectations for! A game just comes out and you go “wait what? I’ve never HEARD of this!” And then it rules! Jen, Kyrie, and Six assemble to talk about 2020’s Best Discovery. Don’t for…
 
Day Two of our Gimmick Awards opens with a special guest! Allen joins Jen, Kyrie, and Six to talk about the Best New Pokémon from 2020! We only got DLC this year as far as new critters, in the form of the Isle of Armor and the Crown Tundra, so our options are fewer than years with new generations of ‘mons. Still, these monsters are worth fighting f…
 
A new name for an old category, our last Gimmick Award for Monday is Backlog Star! What games from previous years meant a lot to us in 2020? Jen, Kyrie, and Six decide a winner and the runners-up. Don’t forget to check out the Write-Up for the winner and runners-up on the site! Our intro music for the Gimmick Awards 2020 is 8bit22 from Demon’s Soul…
 
Our Gimmick Awards roll on with another new category for this year. Gone is Best New Fighting Game Character. Introducing… Best New Action Character! Join Jen, Kyrie, and Six as we figure out some winners from a stacked list of nominees. Don’t forget to check out the Write-Up for the winner and runners-up on the site! Our intro music for the Gimmic…
 
The Gimmick Awards 2020 are upon us! Scanline Media’s multi-category awards discussion begins. Join Jen, Kyrie, and Six as we start off by trying to determine the Worst Direction in games this year. Don’t forget to check out the Write-Up for the winner and runners-up on the site! Our intro music for the Gimmick Awards 2020 is 8bit22 from Demon’s So…
 
As the end of 2020 finally, finally, FINALLY seems possible, Six, Jen, and Kyrie assemble to talk about what they’ve been up to in games. Everybody’s been playing some Hades, there’s been some Spelunky 2, Jen’s gotten into Star Wars Squadrons, Six has been playing Democratic Socialism Simulator, and more. At least we’ve been keeping busy!…
 
We’re attempting the ULTIMATE skateboarding trick: getting a veteran Tony Hawk player and a series newcomer into the same room, and having a conversation. Also a heelflip or something. Jen has been playing this games practically her whole life, while Six has, after years of holding back, decided to dive in with the 1+2 remaster. How has the game tr…
 
Seeking a respite from a relentless year, Six and Jen retreated into the world of farming games. A newcomer to the field, Jen opted for Ooblets, and found a variety of choices that left her feeling a bit cold. Six is more of a longtime fan of farming titles, and opted for a return to an old home with Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town. In th…
 
Sucker Punch, a studio that is at least in our circles infamous (ha!) for bad representation and thoughtless portrayals of minorities, has made a game about Japan! Oh boy. Well, it’s not as bad as you might think…? From a gameplay and art perspective, it’s great! From a writing and cultural context perspective, it’s a bit more messy. Six and Jen pl…
 
The internet’s favorite queer toku podcast (unverified claim) returns! Returners from episode 01 Six and Crass are joined by Abnormal Mapping’s Em for a conversation on why tokusatsu should be your Sometimes entertainment. Making your hobbies your work is bad, actually! If you want to find us on Twitter, Em is @em_being, Crass is @crasspants, and S…
 
E3 has been canceled. We all know this. And even if it hadn’t been, it would have been a disaster. This too is known. But what if we lived in a different reality? One where E3 was amazing… not because of Sony, Microsoft, or Nintendo, but because three other companies stepped up? Join Ryan (Sega), Activision (Jen), and Capcom (Six) for an all new fa…
 
They done did it now. The Final Fantasy VII Remake is actually out. They finished it. And then, subsequently, we (Six and Jen) finished it. And with both their and our tasks complete, we assemble. One of the most beloved games of all time, with an ambitious and wild new angle? Oh hell yeah, let’s spoil the shit outta this thing. If you haven’t, we …
 
it’s cuz you be strugglin in that database. Over the last handful of months, Six was converted to the gospel of Kamen Rider through watching Kamen Rider Build. Now, they’re watching Kamen Rider Zero-One, the currently airing entry in the series. Since this is actually current content, this seemed like a GREAT excuse for a meeting of minds. Olivia f…
 
A new campaign begins, but we can’t leave space behind. This is our episode zero for Starsung Distance, a campaign Six is GMing with Jen, Kyrie, and Kat playing. We’re playing Beam Saber, made by Austin Ramsay, which is a hack of Blades in the Dark. In this episode, we’ll set up the setting, the characters, the squad, and the situation they find th…
 
Here it is: the final award category of the 2019 Gimmick Awards. What game will take home the title of Scanline Media’s Game of the Year? Six, Jen, and Kyrie sit down to decide. The nominees are: Fire Emblem: Three Houses Control Dragon Quest Builders 2 Devil May Cry V Anodyne 2 Judgment Hades A Short Hike Outer Wilds Super Smash Bros. Ultimate…
 
For all we celebrate the new releases of 2019, it’s just as important to look at the games that weren’t new to the year, but still influenced the 2019 we had. Six, Jen, and Kyrie sit down to talk about the Best Old Game of 2019. Here are the nominees! Kerbal Space Program Shenmue Pokemon Let’s Go Eevee .hack://G.U. Last Recode Street Fighter V The …
 
It’s kind of obvious to say that interactivity is what makes games special. No shit, right? That interactivity leads to an additional level of investment, makes things feel more personal. And that makes for incredible moments, where you connect with the game in a way that you won’t forget. Six and Jen are here to decide 2019’s Best Moment. Here are…
 
Here at Scanline Media, there isn’t much we enjoy more than some good writing. As such, we always make it a point to celebrate well written characters. Here are the best new characters from video games in 2019, according to Six and Jen! Your nominees are: Polaris (Control) Emily Pope (Control) Veronica (Dragon Quest XI) Parvati (The Outer Worlds) V…
 
We watch a lot of anime around here at Scanline Media. A lot of it, we watch for Oops All Anime, our patron-only anime podcast! Because of that we watch anime every single week, and of course often multiple times a week recreationally. That gives us a lot of anime opinions. Here is a list of nominees for Is It Anime of the Year?: anime that were ei…
 
You know what we love? Buildin shit. It’s cool to make things! If you disagree, uh… I mean I won’t say you’re WRONG but it’s a fundamental element of humanity so maybe you should give it another shot! Jen and Six are joined by their friend Kat to discuss creations in 2019 games! Here are our nominees! Pyramid (DQB2) Curry (Pokemon Swish) Road (Deat…
 
The 2019 Gimmick Awards continue! Here at Scanline Media, we’re all about fighting games, so every year we try to honor excellence in fighting game design. What was the best new fighting game character this year? Jen, Six, and Kyrie assemble to discuss these nominees. Gogeta Blue (Dragon Ball FighterZ) Neo Politan (BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle) Yumi (…
 
Welcome to the 2019 Gimmick Awards! It’s time to talk the year that was 2019, in games and anime. Jen and Six are starting off with Hot and Cold: what are the three games that were the most split between their high highs and low lows? The nominees are: Death Stranding The Outer Worlds Disco Elysium Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Kingdom Hearts 3 Pokemon…
 
I continue to regret naming this feature “Game of the Generation” as we continue to discuss one system at a time rather than full generations! Idk maybe I can think of a plot twist to make this make sense down the line. Harri, Jen, Kyrie, and Six assemble to discuss the best games of the GBA, and form an ordered top ten list out of them!…
 
This year has seen quite a few games framed around investigations. Among them are Judgment, AI: The Somnium Files, and Astral Chain. Six and Jen sit down to talk about these games in-depth, and about investigation mechanics in 2019 games. Spoiler levels vary: fairly non-specific spoilers for AI, structural/plot pacing spoilers for Judgment, and fai…
 
Loading …

Quick Reference Guide

Copyright 2021 | Sitemap | Privacy Policy | Terms of Service
Google login Twitter login Classic login