Blood will have Blood w/ Greg Stolze

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Blood will have Blood w/ Greg Stolze

In Unknown Armies, what doesn't kill you may do much worse

We talked to Greg Stolze about Unknown Armies, a post-modern tabletop role playing game. You can find out more about Unknown Armies at Atlas Games. You can take a glance at the upcoming third edition on Kickstarter. It's been funded!

Note: Arman helped fund this Kickstarter with real moon money.


THANKS TO THE FREE MUSIC ARCHIVE FOR "thoughtful" by Lee Rosevere, "Bravado" by Gurdonark.

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Bits - End of the Wii U

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Bits - End of the Wii U

We discuss the coming end of the Nintendo Wii U

We brought Jonathan Ore from CBCNews.ca to discuss the coming end of the Wii U, the proposed Nintendo NX console and the future of Nintendo as a company. 


Opening and ending music was Trance Transistor Radio by Arai Akino.

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Built to Play 71: Master of their Domain

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Built to Play 71: Master of their Domain

A pinball master and puzzle designers reveal what makes them tick

This episode contains the following segments:

  • Robert Gagno tells us why he's constantly fighting to prove he's the best pinball player in the world. You can find out more about him in the film Wizard Mode, which premiered at the Hot Docs Film Festival, May 2. (0:10)
  • We talk about the potential for a PlayStation 4.5 or a PlayStation 4 Neo (or whatever they're calling it,) and what that means for the future of the game consoles. (16:00)
  • The designers behind the elaborate puzzles hidden within Toronto's not-so-ancient castle, Casa Loma, explain how losing can be fun. (42:30)

THANKS TO THE FREE MUSIC ARCHIVE FOR "Danzi: Wind Quintet Op 67 No 3 In E-Flat Major, 2 Andante Moderato" By Soni Ventorum Wind Quintet, "School Boy," BY Pietnastka, "Thoughtful" BY  Lee Rosevere, "Rest" BY alphabets (JOHNNY_RIPPER REMIX), "Welcome Back" BY Ketsa, "Blanks" BY Podington Bear, "Direct to Video" BY CHRIS ZABRISKIE, "Naked Street" by Cosmis Analog Ensemble.

WE USED CLIPS FROM FREESOUND FROM USERS LIKE mapleleaf, amorralteixe. PLUS SOUND CLIPS FROM Robert Gagno's Youtube account, and Whirlwind, Twilight Zone, and Spider-Man pinball machines. 

BUILT TO PLAY IS A PRODUCT OF CJRU IN THE HEART OF DOWNTOWN TORONTO. IT WAS PRODUCED BY ARMAN AGHBALI AND DANIEL ROSEN. THE HEADER IMAGE IS BY John (Puzzler4879) ON FLICKR. 

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Built to Play 70: Handmade

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Built to Play 70: Handmade

We talk handcrafted games, program detectives and memories

This episode contains the following segments:

  • Luke Whittaker and Daniel Fountain talk about the connection we have with physical constructed worlds, and how we might see them in video games. (0:00)
  • We look at the future of Ubisoft, Sony, and confirm that we're still pretty into memes. (11:45)
  • Alex Pieschel tells what he remembers of Final Fantasy VII, based on a neat essay he wrote (37:50)
  • Daniel Mullins made a "broken" game we can't really talk about, so instead we try to solve Grandia II (47:35)

Notes:

 

  • Here's what Lumino City looks like right now. 
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THANKS TO THE FREE MUSIC ARCHIVE FOR "eeeoooww" by Junior85, "Touch a Clown in the Frightness," by EAT, "watashi" BY  JOHNNY_RIPPER, " inside my house; some place i keep dreaming about" BY Ricky Eat Acid (JOHNNY_RIPPER REMIX), "the clouds are like lace" BY Ben McElroy, "Celeste" BY Alex Fitch, "Another Version of You" by Chris Zabriskie.

WE USED CLIPS FROM FREESOUND FROM USERS LIKE obxjohn, tarquam, magnus589, and mapleleaf. Plus sound clips from Canada: A People's History, Final Fantasy VII, Pony Island. 

BUILT TO PLAY IS A PRODUCT OF CJRU IN THE HEART OF DOWNTOWN TORONTO. IT WAS PRODUCED BY ARMAN AGHBALI AND DANIEL ROSEN. THE HEADER IMAGE IS BY Paul Townsend ON FLICKR. 

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Bit to Play 21/03/16

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Bit to Play 21/03/16

We talk about Leland Yee, and Rami Ismail talks airports


THANKS TO THE FREE MUSIC ARCHIVE FOR "4AM Party" BY Alex Gross, "Flying Pea v1" BY Daddy Scramble. Plus the Legend of Zelda Jazzy Remix from the OC Remix. 

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Built to Play 69: Legitimacy

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Built to Play 69: Legitimacy

We look at an industry that may be on drugs and a system that had an unintentional design flaw that tells us about the people who made it. 

This episode contains the following segments:

  • Jounalist Simon Parkin tells Arman about drug use in eSports, specifically in games requiring quick reflexes like Counter Strike. We asked him about his story for Eurogamer, "Winners Might Use Drugs." It's great. Read it. 
  • Daniel talks about very strange sexual and gender politics in the new Fire Emblem game, and why localization may have saved us this time round. Plus, we're mad about Mad Catz, and we have Antonin Scalia goofs. (15:10)
  • Zakir Khan ran into an odd problem while trying to sign up for the Paragon beta, and the bug spoke volumes about the kinds of people making Paragon. (39:00)

THANKS TO THE FREE MUSIC ARCHIVE FOR "John the Whale" Ben McElroy, "Enchilladas Pots" BY Jared C Balogh, "Simon" BY Lhomme Manete, "Summer breeze let it Out" BY Smoking Fox (Johnny_ripper Remix), "水中" by Little Cloud (Johnny_Ripper Remix), "OLPC" by Marco Raaphorst, "Snowy Daze" by Kesta, AND "Fantasy" BY Podington Bear

WE ALSO USED CLIPS FROM FREESOUND FROM USERS LIKE ermine, hykenfreak, ceberation, niedec, trollarch2. It also used clips froM Counter Strike, This ESPN story, Dota 2 2015 Finals, and LAUNDERS CSTRIKE.

BUILT TO PLAY IS A PRODUCT OF CJRU IN THE HEART OF DOWNTOWN TORONTO. IT WAS PRODUCED BY ARMAN AGHBALI AND DANIEL ROSEN. The header Image is by Jeremy Brooks on Flickr. 

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Built to Play 68: Map to the Future

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Built to Play 68: Map to the Future

Built to Play rides the Metro map, and finds a map for virtual reality

This episode contains the following segments:

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THANKS TO THE FREE MUSIC ARCHIVE FOR "Myths of the Near Future" by Electric Mirrors, "Rewound" by Chris Zabriskie, "A Cold Subway" by Old Bear, "Are you a Dreamer?" by Ben Elroy, "Film" by Happiness in Aeroplanes and "PRETEND AND WALK OUTSIDE" BY KRACKATOA

WE ALSO USED CLIPS from Freesound from users like rock-savage and motion-s.

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Built to Play Awards 2015: The Curse Continues

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Built to Play Awards 2015: The Curse Continues

The ghost of Hiroshi Yamauchi traps us again, and we have to recount the objective best games we may or may not have played

The Group Prizes

Best Game We Didn’t Play

  • Life is Strange
  • Destiny: The Taken King
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider
  • Xenoblade Chronicles X
  • Assassin’s Creed Syndicate
  • Fallout 4

Best Sunglasses

  • Metal Gear Solid V
  • Undertale
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  • Boxboy
  • Tales from the Borderlands
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  • NuckleDu
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Worst Game We Didn’t Play

  • Mario Party 10
  • Afro Samurai 2: Revenge of Kuma
  • Tony Hawk 5
  • Hatred
  • The Order: 1886

Best Moment While Playing a Game

  • That moment you find out Adam set himself on fire in EWTTR
  • When you realize the ways Undertale tracks your play-style
  • That moment you realize MGSV’s world is contiguous
  • That moment when you realize Mario Maker isn’t a Mario game

Worst Cloud Strife

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Individual Prizes

Best Tumblr: Undertale

Best Detective: Me in Her Story

Highest Box Count: Box Boy

Best Iconic Hat: Hearthstone

Most Disappointing Numbers: Time Clickers

Best Dating Sim: Mario Maker (Kind of)

Most Story: Witcher 3

Worst Bells: Bloodborne

Surprise Award: ??????????


BUILT TO PLAY IS A PRODUCT OF CJRU IN THE HEART OF DOWNTOWN TORONTO. IT WAS PRODUCED BY ARMAN AGHBALI AND DANIEL ROSEN.

Music from Undertale, The Witcher 3, and Super Mario Maker. "Pixelland," "Bit Quest," and "Mighty Like Us" by Kevin MacLeod.

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Built in Review 2: New Friends

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Built in Review 2: New Friends

We talk about 30 years of Mario, an award ceremony, game literacy, Fate Tectonics, and a ton of games

In this episode we talk to the following people about the last year:

  • Jonathan Ore, journalist at the CBC, revisits Super Mario Maker in the context of Mario growing over 30 years
  • Al Donato and Kadeem Dunn talk about game literacy at the Game Curious program

Part 2 (44:00)

  • Alex Bethke talks about the origin of Fate Tectonics and the value of calling yourself an indie designer
  • Eric Weiss, games editor at Dork Shelf, talks about the missteps of the Canadian Video Game Awards

MOST MEMORABLE GAMES:

  • Jonathan Ore: Arkham Knight (For being broken on PC), Destiny: The Taken King, Witcher 3
  • Al Donato: Undertale, Space Funeral, Room of a 1000 Snakes (for having a ton of snakes)
  • Kadeem Dunn: Dragon Ball Xenoverse (Not Really), Shadow Warrior while listening to Wu Block, Shadowrun (Genesis), Fuck Everything
  • Eric Weiss: Cibele, Rocket League, Her Story
  • Alex Bethke: Alto's Adventure, Bastion

LINKS TO THINGS


THANKS TO THE FREE MUSIC ARCHIVE FOR "WHAT'S THE DEAL WITH ALL THIS AIRLINE FOOD," BY ABELARD,  "Ladybug Castle" by Rolemusic, and "Film," by happiness in aeroplanes. 

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Built in Review 1: Old Stories

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Built in Review 1: Old Stories

Old guests revisit the show to talk about the world of Free to Play games,  virtual reality, the word Indie and the most memorable games of 2015

In this episode we talk to the following people about the last year:

  • Patrick O'Rourke about his new job at MobileSyrup, mobile games, virtual reality, how we get burned by free to play games. (0:00)
  • David Wolinsky looks back on the segment we did with him back in May, and shares interviews he conducted with Merritt Kopas and Paul Galloway. (21:42)

Most Memorable Games:

  • Patrick O'Rourke: Alto's Adventure, Lara Croft GO, Rise of the Tomb Raider
  • David Wolinsky: Life is Strange

Links to Things


THANKS TO THE FREE MUSIC ARCHIVE FOR "rest" by alphabets (a johnny_ripper remix), "What's the deal with all this airline food," by Abelard, "Positive Space" by Cosmic Analog Ensemble, "Photosphere" by Charles Atlas, "Myths of the Near Future" by Electric Mirrors, "Eeeow" by Junior_85

We use clips provided by David Wolinsky from Don't Die on Merritt Kopas, Jenn Dahlke, Paul Galloway, Shana Rosenberg, and Greg Zeschuk.

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