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A podcast about videogames that most other sites don't talk about—all the indie games, foreign games, weird games, and forgotten classics you've been missing. Continue Reading >>
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GC Podcast #158: Gaming Outside the Binary Looking for bonus points this Pride Month, the GameCola gang find TWO binaries to be outside of. Just one more and we can be outside the binary binary. Join Alex "The Jeddy" Jedraszczak, Blu "The False Commander" Rider, Dana "Dan" Cohen, and Joseph "Joseph Martin" Martin as they explore a wide spectrum of topics including...

- Everyone's favorite GCdotnet Community Polls
- The gang investigates Hexadecimal 
- Lawing mowing in videogames
- Jeddy's adventures in Indie Games with Similar Art Styles
- What makes something a roguelike?
- It's Morbin' Time
- What great or terrible licensed games would we want to see?
- The Sims 4 finally adds custom pronouns
- Games having been played in recent times

[Podcast Intro/Outro “5 is Average” by Meteo Xavier]
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GC Podcast #158: Gaming Outside the Binary Looking for bonus points this Pride Month, the GameCola gang find TWO binaries to be outside of. Just one more and we can be outside the binary binary. Join Alex "The Jeddy" Jedraszczak, Blu "The False Commander" Rider, Dana "Dan" Cohen, and Joseph "Joseph Martin" Martin as they explore a wide spectrum of topics including...

- Everyone's favorite GCdotnet Community Polls
- The gang investigates Hexadecimal 
- Lawing mowing in videogames
- Jeddy's adventures in Indie Games with Similar Art Styles
- What makes something a roguelike?
- It's Morbin' Time
- What great or terrible licensed games would we want to see?
- The Sims 4 finally adds custom pronouns
- Games having been played in recent times

[Podcast Intro/Outro “5 is Average” by Meteo Xavier]
GC Podcast #157: Sonc 2 and Dune II Too Sonc Hejeg has done it again! And by "it", I mean made a feature film. But I guess by "it" I also mean that he made a piece of media with that title? What a cool and good blue guy. Also why is he surfing across the planet in that Dune book/videogames anyway? You'll have to join Joseph Martin, John Rizzi, and Alex Jedraszczak to find out as they discuss:

- John's Objective Film Buff Opinions on Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (the movie one)
- Where does our favorite hedgehog go from here?
- Raiding Tombs wherever and however with OpenLara
- An extended tangent on the Dune media franchise (it includes videogames its fine)
- Play Snake on the Google! Future!
- Fears on online videogame storefront closures
- Rampant videogame market speculation
- Chess is a videogame, probably

[Podcast Intro/Outro “5 is Average” by Meteo Xavier]
GC Podcast #156: Escaping Unbearable Pokémon News We got it all this month! Pokémon, Escape Rooms, Ghost Bears and Associated Bear Puns! Yep, that's all the things I incorporated into the title. But rest assured, Joseph Martin, Anna Bryniarski, and Blu Ryder have much more to talk to you about, like such as:

- Joe and Blu give their thoughts on Legends: A-R-C-E-U-S
- Spain and Portugal rejoice at being the setting inspiration of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet
- That Grass Cat needs to keep all four feet on the GROUND
- Anna's adventures in escape rooms and escape room games
- Fixing Game Boys but not fixing marriages because that's Not Our Job
- Carby
- Ghost Bears and Associated Bear Puns
- Joe really needs to play a new videogame, like for real.

[Podcast Intro/Outro “5 is Average” by Meteo Xavier]
GC Podcast #155: The Elder Scrolls 6: Skyrim 2: Pinball A bit of an eclectic one this month. In an effort to break our topic rut, Joseph Martin, Anna Bryniarski, Alex Jedrasczcak, John Rizzi, and Blue Ryder bounce around wild and wide variety of topics vaguely and or tangently related to videogames. We end up at pinball for quite a while. It's a time. Here's a sampling of what you're in for!

- The Elder Scrolls 6: Skyrim 2
- Anna has Pinball to Talk About
- Wacky things you can do with cartridge games
- Someone livestreamed *to* their GameBoy!
- The Classic Tamagotchi Kid
- Sonic the Hedgehog 2 & Knuckles
- Games in Recent Times

[Podcast Intro/Outro “5 is Average” by Meteo Xavier]
GC Podcast #154: Using Motorcycles to Explain Why Pokémon is Bad Now Could there possibly be a better metaphor for the state of Pokémon? Probably. Nevertheless! Join Joseph Martin, Alex Jedraszczak, and Blu Ryder as they discuss RPGs both great and small and give you all the insider details on why the Pokémon franchise Is The Way That It Is. Such relatably related topics include:

- Why is Pokémon changing now, instead of earlier?
- Jeddy gives a great motorcycle metaphor
- Joe breaks down his conspiracy theory about the State of Pokémon
- The gang talks about various other RPGs 
- Blu is very excited that Sora is the last DLC fighter for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
- Multiversus is real and brings Cartoon Talk back to #theGCPC
- Games we have been playing in times (recent)

[Podcast Intro/Outro “5 is Average” by Meteo Xavier]
GC Podcast #153: Star2 Valley - Haunted Chocolatier What's spookier than chocolate? Perhaps us finally getting our come-uppance for our running gag about indie game developers without follow-ups. Join Joseph Martin, Blu Ryder, and Alex Jedraszczak in this post-Halloween dissection of games both spookly and spookless. This includes such topics as...

- ConcernedApe's Haunted Chocolatier is here to follow up Stardew Valley
- Blu gives us the scoop on his hype for Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy 
- Infinity from Incube8 Games is a GameBoy Color game 20 years in the making
- Some additional musings on modern game development on retro hardware
- Warner Bros. is going to try to make an IP platform fighter, can they and others be successful?
- Joe made his own Picross game
- Blu played a bunch of Mega Man and Joe made him talk about it

[Podcast Intro/Outro “5 is Average” by Meteo Xavier]
GC Podcast #152: Martin Joeseph Takes Over HAHAHAHA! It is I, Martin Joeseph, here to take over hashtag the G-C-P-C in Joseph Martin's absence! While you plebeians try to listen about your "videos game," I will be bringing some actual CULTURE to this program. Ignore Alex Jedraszczak, Matt Breslau, and Blu Ryder and pay attention to ME. Oh, and I'm contractually obligated to inform you that those weirdoes talked about these topics on this episode:

- Martin Joeseph has taken over the podcast
- Light Pong is the newest 1D console to challenge God Himself
- Reactions to the Mario movie cast were... mixed...
- What would a Super Smash Bros. movie look like?
- Our suspicions, hopes, and dreams for the final Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DLC character
- Some musings on the release of Deltarune Chapter 2
- Recent games we have been playing in times

[Podcast Intro/Outro “5 is Average” by Meteo Xavier]
GC Podcast #151: Pokémon - Because of the Episode Number I mean, look at what number episode it is. We had to talk about all the new Pokémon news! But if you like other videogames, Joseph Martin, Blu Ryder, John Rizzi, and Anna Bryniarski have a diversity of gaming news and discussion to talk to you about this month, including like such as the following voila here it is:

- Our hopes and concerns for Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, and the Pokémon remakes in general.
- Musings on the scope and state of the Pokémon franchise as a whole
- Tentative anticipation for Pokémon Legends: Arceus
- Anna gives us two unequal Sims 4 controversies
- Blu and John give us the update on Gamescom games
- Anna and John give first impressions on the newly localized Great Ace Attorney games.
- Joe is still playing Pokémon and everyone is shocked
- Blu hated a boyfriend so much he broke Boyfriend Dungeon
GC Podcast #150: The London Arc Begins Coming to you partially from "across the pond" (as everyone keeps telling me to say), the GameCola Podcast celebrates its 150th episode with Host and Podcast Commander Joseph Martin relocating to jolly ol' London. Will this affect videogames? Probably not much! But 150 also brings us new beginnings in the form of new staff member Blu Ryder to share his thoughts on both videos and games! And if you're craving some consistiency, Alex Jedraszczak is also here to talk about the two videogames he likes, so hopefully that will ground you as you here everyone discuss such topics as...

- We are cautiously skeptical about the Steam Deck portable console
- Many RPGs refuse to abandon outdated legacy mechanics
- Jeddy's frustrated that other "roguelike" games aren't as good as Hades
- Blu mourns the loss of good RPG mechanics in Marvel games
- Joseph muses on the mechanics of Pokémon games and Nuzlockes.
- What videogames have we been playing in recent timezones?

[Podcast Intro/Outro “5 is Average” by Meteo Xavier]
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