December 29, 2015

Episode 36: StarWarsVantage

Yes, this episode is all about Star Wars.  We talk about the new movie, the old movies and what we want out of the franchise going forward.  Beware of spoilers for Episode VII!

Our questions for this podcast?  Should we continue talking about release dates and general gaming news?  Let us know!


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December 8, 2015

Episode 35: Massive Syndicate

Steve and Jake are back!  This episode Jake gives us his final thoughts on Mass Effect 3 and the trilogy in general with some speculation on the upcoming Mass Effect: Andromeda.  Steve gives his final thoughts on Assassin's Creed: Syndicate.   Steve and Jake discuss the Game Awards and what they should keep or change.  And we wrap it up with a discussion about the newly announced PS2 Emulation on the PS4.


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November 10, 2015

Episode 34: We are Gamersvantage and we Approve this Podcast

Steve and Jake talk about Assassin's Creed: Syndicate, Uncharted: Golden Abyss, Mass Effect, Animuses (animi?), Helix Servers, DNA sequencing, mass relays, and a lovely discussion about Mass Effect 2 and it's value to the series. 

We also talk a bit about Paris Games Week (honorable mentions go to: Detroit: Become Human, Uncharted 4, Dreams, Wild, Horizon: Zero Dawn, Gravity Rush 2, and Ratchet & Clank) and Blizzcon and wrap it up with this episode's 10 List: Games we loved but everyone else hated.

Some stuff we mention:

Uncharted: Golden Abyss Blooper

21 must­-watch trailers from Paris Games Week 2015

Music breaks:

Mars from Mass Effect 3 by Sam Hulick
Pokitaru from Ratchet & Clank by David Bergeaud

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October 27, 2015

Episode 33: The Not Very Halloween Episode

Steve and Jake are back and in this episode we start off discussing the recent Star Wars trailer.

Jake gives his thoughts on Mass Effect 1 & 2 and Steve give some updates on Destiny and Uncharted: Golden Abyss.  Steve wraps the Now Playing segment with initial impressions on Assassin's Creed: Syndicate.

For our not very Halloween episode Steve and Jake discuss 10 spooky moments in video games.

Music Breaks for this episode:

Family from Assassin's Creed: Syndicate by Austin Wintory
Twinkle, Twinkle from Dead Space

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October 12, 2015

Episode 32: 1 Year Older

In this episode we talk about what we are playing (Uncharted, Destiny, Assassin's Creed: Rogue), recent news since our last podcast, recent and upcoming releases and 10 things games should (or shouldn't) do.

Plus, listen in for our free PS4 game giveaway!

PS4: Big Holiday Lineup, Lower Cost

Phil Spencer, Head of Xbox, at the 2015 GeekWire Summit

Join the GamersVantage community on PS4!

Music Breaks for this Episode:

Nate's Theme from Uncharted: Drake's Fortune by Greg Edmonson
The Last of Us from The Last of Us by Gustavo Santaolalla

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October 9, 2015

One Year Anniversary and a Giveaway

On September 28th, 2014, history was made.   A humble little podcast was released to the world.  Steve (Father) and Jake (Son) decided that it would be fun to sit down and record what we love to talk about, video games.

So we did, and the GamerVantage Podcast with Steve and Jake was born.

It's been a year now and in honor of that, on our next podcast we will be giving away a digital code for a AAA PS4 game and all you need to do win is listen.   I'll be reading off the code during the next podcast so be sure to listen in for your chance to win!

Game on!

Steve and Jake

September 22, 2015

Episode 31: Making Mario Super

In this Episode we talk about Super Mario Maker, Destiny: The Taken King, Metal Gear Solid, and Need For Speed: High Stakes.  We launch into a discussion about the upcoming Assassin's Creed: Syndicate (and my frustration with the Collector's Edition) and a bunch of news; the new Nintendo CEO, Kingdom Hearts 2.8, rumored BioShock collection for PS4/Xbox One, a new Nintendo controller patent, and a few others.

Some links for this episode:

Super Mario Maker: "Will You Save Your Son?" Geoff The Hero's Custom Level

Super Mario Maker - 5 awesome levels that play themselves [Don't press anything!]

The Tetris God

DuncanR2N's Destiny Profile

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September 8, 2015

Episode 30: Let's Play GamersVantage Podcast (well maybe listen to...)

Steve and Jake talk about Let's Plays, Persona 2: Innocent Sin, Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen, Borderlands 2, Metal Gear Solid franchise and Metal Gear Solid 3 original release vs the Subsistance/HD releases.  We also discuss various new releases, news items and other stuff that pops into our heads.

Mario 14th Vote on My Next Let's Play

Jimmy Kimmel YouTube Vids:

YouTube’s New Video Game Watching Service

Video Game Watchers Are Mad at Jimmy Kimmel

Gamers Educate Jimmy Kimmel

Andy Gilleand's Video Game Movies

Persona 2: Innocent Sin FAQ by ThatGuy4913

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August 24, 2015

Episode 29: The Unfortunate Lack Fingers When You are an Old School NPC (aka Spoon Hands)

In this episode Steve and Jake discuss TRON: Evolution, Shadow of Mordor, Never Alone, Borderlands 2, Final Fantasy X HD Remaster for the PS4 and Persona 2: Innocent Sin.

We also talk about several news items and the backward compatibility of the Xbox One and how it could impact console sales for this holiday.

And for a suprise, we get a fun diversion as Emma joins us and tries to trip us up with some riddles.

Here's some links for this week's episode:

Madden NFL 16 | Madden: The Movie

Uncharted The Nathan Drake Collection - Story Trailer

Uncharted Trilogy: PS4 vs PS3 Graphics Comparison

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August 3, 2015

Episode 28: Attack of the Tentacle Kids

It's more Doom in this episode as Jake was able to finish Doom 3. We discuss Doom, Dead Space, Infamous Second Son, and Shadows of Mordor.   We also take a brief gaming detour to discuss Ant-Man and Jake's new soundbar.

We also discuss a few news items and the August Games with Gold and Sony's Playstation Plus games.

Links for this episode:

Specs for Jake's new soundbar: HT-CT80

Xbox Live Games with Gold for August 2015

PS Plus: Free Games for August 2015

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July 26, 2015

Episode 27: DooMed Dogs

In this episode Steve and Jake discuss Iwata's passing and other gaming news, DooM 1 & 2, Heretic, Hexen, Batman Arkham Knight, Watch_Dogs, and inFamous Second Son.  We also revisit our discussion about the emotional impact of games.

Links to items from the podcast:

Gravitation on SourceForge

Doom 4 Trailer with old Doom sounds


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July 7, 2015

Episode 26: Arkham Knight and E3

This episode is all about Batman and E3.   We talk about the new game, and give our thoughts on E3.

As mentioned in the cast:

Report: Nintendo NX release planned for July 2016

Batman: Arkham Knight - Batmobile Race: Mental Blocked

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June 14, 2015

Episode 25: E3 is Coming!

Steve & Jake talk about Splatoon, Batman Arkham Origins and Blackgate, Metro 2033 Redux and a few other games.  We then talk about E3 and what we'd like to see for E3 2015

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June 1, 2015


Oh no! Episode 25 was derailed by a bad audio file!  Due to scheduling we wont be able to record until next week.

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May 25, 2015

Episode 24: Hardline: Cop Guys!

This week we talk about Battlefield: Hardline, SMT: Persona 2: Innocent Sin, Tower of Guns, Hohokum, Splatoon Test Fire, Mass Effect and a few others.  We discuss some news, new releases and wrap it up with a discussion on console fanboys.

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May 17, 2015

Episode 23: Distant Familial Relationships with Rocks

Steve and Jake are back and we talk about Mario Kart DLC, Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Battlefield 4, and Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 2: Innocent Sin.   We also discuss some news items, Nintendo's new strategies, and answer listener emails.

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May 15, 2015

Final Fantasy Type-0 HD: Boss Fight: Vajra

I recorded this fight a little bit ago cause I really like this boss in Type-0.   Vajra was harassing you through much of the level so it was nice to finally get to the end of the level and face-off against it.   The other interesting thing was the boss is very reminiscent of the very first boss fight in Final Fantasy VII again the Scorpion.

Guard Scorpion from Final Fantasy VII
I used Cater as she can quickly move around the field and has really good range.   Only bad thing was that for this battle I had equipped the wrong abilities for her, the Hawkeye ability was essentially useless as Vajra moved much too quickly and also seemed immune to the Debuff Shot.   Not a big deal, though.   Once she took enough damage it she would go to recharge and when the breakshot icon pops you just need to hit her hard to interrupt the recharge (notice that I wait on the second recharge to let my gun charge build).  Once she drops down you'll get multiple breakshot opportunities to really bring her health down.   Overall, it's not a hard battle, but it is fun.

April 21, 2015

Episode 22: This One Has Genuine Enthusiasm

To start off we talk about Star Wars!!! Steve and Jake then jump back to games and talk about Battlefield 3 & 4, Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Aruzik, Mario Kart 8, Guild Wars 2, and Mass Effect.  We also discuss Star Ocean 5 with a brief discussion on the state of the JRPG in the western world and we wrap it up with our thoughts on the Guitar Hero/Rockband resurgence.

Some links for you:

Wii U - Shin Megami Tensei & Fire Emblem Crossover Project Gameplay Trailer

Battlefield 4: Unusual Wind Patterns

And because you know you want it, here's Shepard and Wrex for 10 minutes:

Shepard and Wrex for 10 Minutes


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April 9, 2015

Episode 21: A Collection of Experiences

In this episode we talk about what we are currently playing (Final Fantasy I, V and Type-0 HD, Battlefield Bad Company 2 and Borderlands: Handsome Collection).  We also discuss the impact of remasters on collecting, and revisit Nintendo's efforts moving into the mobile space and what that means.
As mentioned in the Podcast:
Deus Ex Mankind Divided Trailer (PS4/Xbox One/PC)
Xbox One April System Update
PS4 System Update 2.50
Final Fantasy X|X2 - PS4 Trailer
PS Plus: Free Games for April 2015
Xbox April’s Double Games with Gold Month
Assassin's Creed Chronicles Trailer
Summoning Ramuh in Final Fantasy XV Episode Duscae demo

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March 26, 2015

Episode 20: Final Fantasies

In this episode Steve and Jake discuss Final Fantasy and what they want in a new Final Fantasy.   We also talk about Nintendo's recent announcement of the NX.

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March 10, 2015

Episode 19: What is Next Gen?

In this episode we talk about Assassin's Creed Unity and Battlefield: Bad Company 1 & 2.   We discuss VR, and ask the question, what does next gen mean?

We discussed a couple of videos from Eurogamer which I've linked below one which passed judgement on The Order 1886 before it release and told you not to preorder and the other which praises a game called STRAFE which looks which doesn't do anything for me.  Caution, they are NSFW:

STRAFE, the game that looks boring to me.

5 Reasons not to preorder The Order: 1886


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February 24, 2015

Episode 18: Everything is in Order...1886

In this episode Steve and Jake give their thoughts and impressions about The Order: 1886. We also revisit the problem with day 1 patches

Mentioned in the Podcast:

The Order: 1886 Collector's Edition Unboxing

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February 18, 2015

Episode 17: Hot Steamy Vengtables

After a two week hiatus, we are back.   In this episode we discuss Assassin's Creed IV, Rogue and Unity and 'Good Enough Graphics'. We also discuss the New 3DS and the future of the Nintendo handheld. A Zelda tv show? Yeah we talk about that too.

Some links to stuff:

How Zelda should look

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February 2, 2015

Episode 16: The Three Amiibos

In this episode we talk about the games we are playing (Kingdom Hearts 358/2, Assassin's Creed IV: Blag Flag, Assassin's Creed: Freedom Cry, and Resogun) as well as upcoming titles, news, emotional responses with games, The Order: 1886, Amiibos and whatever else popped into our heads.

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January 21, 2015

Episode 15: Villianous Discombobulation

In this episode, Steve and Jake discuss some of our favorite video game villians.   We also discuss some news and, as always, some updates on what we are playing.

Links to stuff:

Funny No One Lives Forever Conversation

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January 14, 2015

Episode 14: 2015, Here We Come!

In this episode we talk about games we are playing, what we are looking forward to in 2015 and some of gaming goals/plans for the year.

Mentioned in the podcast:

Battlefield: Bad Company Menu Theme

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January 7, 2015

Episode 13: A Look Back at 2014

In this episode, our first episode of 2015, we talk about what we did and played over the holiday and our favorite games of 2014.

Mentioned in the podcast:

Gamersvantage on Youtube

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