Featuring: Ashgar, Belghast, Grace, Kodra, Tamrielo, and Thalen

Tonight we have a bit of a weird show, where we start off talking about the nonsense happening over on Twitter with the Muskrat purchase of the company going through.  Bel talks a bit about social media alternatives and how the administrators on the Fediverse/Mastodon instances are straining a bit under the load.  From there we talk a bit about the community being angry at Magic, and Bel’s adventures in buying the cheapest Wish dot com proxies he could find.  We continue to talk about New World and how Themiscyra is now open for business again.  There are a number of interesting changes on the PTR and we talk through those.  Finally, we land on Fallout 76, the game the other half of the show has been enjoying.  The crew playing makes their way into The Pitt expedition and talks a bit about that experience.

Topics Discussed

  • Twitter Nonsense
    • Muskrat Buys Dumpster Fire
    • Fediverse Admins are Tired
  • Magic Debacle Continued
    • Bel’s Adventures in Cheap Proxies
    • Secret Lair Frustrations
    • Magic Vegas Frustrations
  • New World
    • Themiscyra Open for Business
    • Gathering still the best
    • Weird level-band problems
    • Upcoming changes
  • Fallout 76
    • Entering The Pitt
Direct download: aggrochat_episode410.mp3
Category:gaming -- posted at: 11:19am EDT

Featuring:  Ammosart, Ashgar, Belghast, Grace, Kodra, Tamrielo, and Thalen

This week we had a full house with everyone on the podcast.  With the way life has been lately this has been a rare treasure.  We start off with some talk about Grace’s experiences in Torchlight Infinite and Kaichu.  Ash talks a bit about Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom and how the entire Wonder Boy series is nonsense.  Thalen shares his thoughts about the launch of Marvel Snap.  Kodra talks a bit about Mario and Rabbids Spark of Hope and how wrong it is that the Rabbids can now talk.  From there we dive into the New World Re-Roll and how in spite of our best intentions we still could not get everyone on the same damned server.  Finally we wrap up with a little bit of talk about the not-MyLittlePony fighting game called Them’s Fightin Herds.

Topics Discussed

  • Torchlight Infinite
  • Kaichu
  • Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom
  • Marvel Snap
  • Mario and Rabbids Spark of Hope
  • New World Re-roll
    • Fatal Flaw
  • Them’s Fightin Herds
Direct download: aggrochat_episode409.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:25am EDT

Featuring: Ammosart, Ashgar, Belghast, Kodra, Tamrielo, and Thalen


We start with a topic we did not get to last week and talk about the modern Digimon Card game.  From there we talk about Fallout 76 and Thalen beginning the game, along with the various improvements that have happened over the years.  We talk very briefly and very spoiler free about how good She-Hulk was.  Kodra talks a bit about Taiji and its more approachable and less pretentious version of The Witness.  Bel talks a bit about the Torchlight Infinite Open Beta and how you can actually use keybinds now.  Ash talks about the card game roguelike Roguebook, and while Richard Garfield was involved it is nothing like Magic.  Tam talks about how good the Leagues of Votann are and then dives into a topic about finding his white whale and how dumb limited availability items are.

Topics Discussed

  • Digimon Card Game
  • Fallout 76
  • She-Hulk was Phenomenal
  • Taiji
  • Torchlight Infinite is Playable
  • Roguebook
  • Squats are Back
  • Limited-Availability is Dumb
Direct download: aggrochat_episode408.mp3
Category:gaming -- posted at: 1:01pm EDT

Featuring:  Ammosart, Belghast, Grace, Kodra, and Thalen


We talk about the controversy burning through the Magic the Gathering community of Wizards selling random boosters of unplayable proxies for $250 a pop.  We talk a bit about how this has triggered condemnation from players and the finance community.  From there Grace talks a bit about the Halloween event going on in Ooblets and the costumes you can earn by playing.  Kodra talks about how maybe Mario Odyssey is a bridge too far regarding control scheme complexity for speed run tactics.  We finally have a date for the New World Brimstone Sands patch release and we talk a bit about our plans, and how Amazon is seemingly bungling things again by not having the “Fresh Start” servers ready until November.  We talk a little bit about video game redemption stories and how the tales of FFXIV and No Man’s Sky are seemingly way more common than they used to be.  Finally, we dive into a discussion about Horror Films brought on by Bel’s recent series of top ten lists by sub-genre.

Topics Discussed

  • Magic the Gathering Money Grab
    • 30th Anniversary Proxy Set
    • $1000 for 60 cards
  • Ooblets Halloween Event
  • Mario Odyssey Control Scheme Complexity
  • New World Brimstone Sands on 10/18
    • Our reroll plans
    • Bungling Fresh Start Servers
  • Video Game Redemption Stories
  • An Ode to Horror Films
    • Bel’s Top Ten Lists
    • Science Fiction and Horror
Direct download: aggrochat_episode407.mp3
Category:gaming -- posted at: 11:04am EDT

Featuring: Ashgar, Belghast, Kodra, and Thalen


We have one of our smallest shows in a really long time as we are down an Ammosart, Grace, Tamirleo, and lose Kodra about halfway through the show.  This leads to a bit of an odd feeling show.  Tonight we burn through a bunch of small topics starting with congrats to ChainChompBraden who beat a Mario Maker 1 map they built seven years ago…  and have been grinding away on for thousands of hours.  From there we talk about the Donkey Kong Adventures DLC for Mario and Rabbids.  We talk about what appears to be the endless spoiler season of magic these days as Warhammer 40k, Dominaria United, Unfinity, and Brothers War fade into each other.  We talk a bit about Rhythm games and while not inspired by Trombone Champ we talk a bit about that game as well.  Bel talks about the early woes with Torchlight Infinite and how they appear to be buying legitimacy by hiring David Brevik as a consultant.  Finally, we talk about what appears to be the second death of G4 Television.

Topics Discussed

  • Congratz to ChainChompBraden
  • Goodbye Stadia
    • The Future of Cloud Gaming
  • Mario and Rabbids Donkey Kong Adventures
  • Endless Magic the Gathering Spoiler Season
  • Rhythm Games
    • Trombone Champ
  • Torchlight Infinite
    • Buying Legitimacy
    • David Brevik Consultancy
  • The Second Death of G4
Direct download: aggrochat_episode406.mp3
Category:gaming -- posted at: 11:14am EDT