Video Games Are Bad, Actually: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Spoiler Zone Act 1)

Welcome to the Spoiler Zone! Spoiler Zone is our series of bonus episodes where we take the gloves off and say everything we want to say about a game. No spoiler is off limits! On this inaugural episode, we’re joined again by Eden Porter of Going Down with the Ship to say all the stuff we’ve left unsaid about The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The spoiler gloves are off! You’ve been warned!

Find us on Twitter:
VGABA: @vgabacast
Jill: @JillKatze
Erika: @shipgirlmom
Diddgery: @Diddgery
Eden: @fontiago

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Video Games Are Bad, Actually: I Want 2B The Very Best (Episode 10)

On this episode: we reflect on the pile of games we’re drowning in and what’s still coming to bury us further, we’re briefly back in the squid-kid zone with the Splatoon 2 Global Testfire, and NieR: Automata is basically one of the best games ever? Do not sleep on NieR: Automata. Your hosts on this episode are Jill, Erika, and Diddgery.

Games in this episode:
  • NieR: Automata
  • Persona 5
  • Yooka-Laylee
  • NieR
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  • Hollow Knight
  • Fire Emblem: Shadows of Valentia
  • Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood
  • Fate/EXTELLA
  • Kingdom Hearts series
  • Mass Effect series
  • Splatoon series
  • Drakengard series

Find us on Twitter:
VGABA: @vgabacast
Jill: @JillKatze
Erika: @shipgirlmom
Diddgery: @Diddgery

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Video Games Are Bad, Actually: Breath of the Night of the Wild in the Woods (Episode 9)

On this episode: Night in the Woods is the realest game about cute animal people suffering under late capitalism you’ll ever play, an array of Switch launch titles hold our attention for a few minutes, and Zelda: Breath of the Wild eats our lives. Zelda discussion contains light spoilers but we did our best to take it easy this time. Your hosts on this episode are Jill, Erika, and Diddgery.

Games in this episode:
  • Night in the Woods
  • Shovel Knight
  • Snipperclips
  • Blaster Master Zero
  • Puyo Puyo Tetris
  • VOEZ
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Find us on Twitter:
VGABA: @vgabacast
Jill: @JillKatze
Erika: @shipgirlmom
Diddgery: @Diddgery

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Confessions of a Serial Bookworm: Emerald City Comicon 2017 (Episode 5)

On this episode, Sara digs into her experiences at Emerald City Comicon 2017! The convention over the past several years has embraced the bookworms and this year continued the trend. Sara discusses her favorite panels and her take-aways from a weekend of discussing books, comics, and diversity.

You can find Sara on Twitter at @BookwormBeckman and on GoodReads at sbeckman. Intro/outro music is Adventure, Darling by Gillicuddy, used under CC BY-NC.

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Video Games Are Bad, Actually: Calm Before the Storm (Episode 8)

On this episode: we touch base on Fire Emblem, Erika tells us about Game Freak’s hidden surprise Giga Wrecker, Gravity Rush 2’s theme of class shows itself more clearly, VA-11 HALL-A gets extra content, and we run down the games we’re looking forward to the most in the next few months. Your hosts on this episode are Jill, Erika, and Diddgery.

Games in this episode:
  • Fire Emblem series
  • Giga Wrecker
  • Gravity Rush 2
  • VA-11 HALL-A
  • Night in the Woods
  • Halo series
  • Horizon Zero Dawn
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Bombergirl
  • Bomberman series
  • NieR Automata
  • Mass Effect Andromeda
  • Persona 5
  • Yooka-Laylee
  • Puyo Puyo Tetris

Find us on Twitter:
Jill: @JillKatze
Erika: @shipgirlmom
Diddgery: @Diddgery

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Confessions of a Serial Bookworm: Ladies’ Night (Episode 4)

On this episode, Sara discusses growing up reading mostly women authors and the effect that had on her, as well as how increasing diversity of genders and sexualities in YA lit gives her hope for future bookworms. You can find Sara on Twitter at @BookwormBeckman and on GoodReads at sbeckman. Intro/outro music is Adventure, Darling by Gillicuddy, used under CC BY-NC.

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Video Games Are Bad, Actually: Nintendo’s Wife Generator feat. Eden Porter (Episode 7)

On this episode, Eden Porter from the podcast Going Down With The Ship joins us to talk about our anime spouses and children in Fire Emblem: Heroes and beyond. Other points of interest: Overwatch continues to hold our attention (sorry, we’re gay), Erika finally uncovers just how much worse the rest of Fate is compared to Fate/EXTELLA, and we fall into a deep, deep anime hole with Kingdom Hearts then Fire Emblem keeps us there and drags us deep into gacha hell. Your hosts on this episode are Jill, Erika, Diddgery, and Eden.

Games in this episode:
  • Overwatch
  • Fate/EXTELLA: The Umbral Star
  • Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days
  • Kingdom Hearts II
  • Metal Gear Solid
  • Fire Emblem: Heroes
  • Fire  Emblem Awakening
  • Fire Emblem Fates
  • Granblue Fantasy
  • Fate/Grand Oder

Find us on Twitter:
Jill: @JillKatze
Erika: @shipgirlmom
Diddgery: @Diddgery
Eden: @fontiago

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Video Games Are Bad, Actually: The Anime Trash Pile (Episode 6)

On this episode: exploring the gayness in Fate/EXTELLA, wishing we had more time for Yoko Taro games, introducing Gravity Rush’s Kat to Karl Marx, dreaming about hanging out with Yakuza 0’s chicken, returning to cyberpunk with Snatcher, smashing things with Momodora’s leaf-sword, and we worry about our impending Fire Emblem Heroes-induced deaths. Your hosts on this episode are Jill, Erika, and Aubrey.

Games in this episode:
  • Fate/EXTELLA: The Umbral Star
  • NieR
  • NieR Automata
  • Drakengard series
  • Gravity Rush 2
  • Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea
  • Fire Emblem Heroes
  • Yakuza 0
  • Resident Evil 7
  • Resident Evil 2
  • Snatcher
  • VA-11 HALL-A
  • Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight

Find us on Twitter:
Jill: @JillKatze
Erika: @shipgirlmom
Aubrey: @capcomgirls

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Confessions of a Serial Bookworm: Circus Time (Episode 2)

In this episode, Sara discusses her opinions about her first reading challenge book of the year, Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. Also: are bookstores as nerdy as you think they are? Sara dishes on her coworkers’ Hogwarts Houses. Intro/outro music is Adventure, Darling by Gillicuddy, used under CC BY-NC.

You can find Sara on Twitter at @BookwormBeckman and on GoodReads at sbeckman.

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