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Obligatory COVID-19 vs Games post

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Well, there you go them we have been isolated and shut in, and we have all seen memes akin to the Tom Cruise laughing one, in this meme he enjoys the idea of being mandatatorially told to "stay in" as he is a metaphor for the gamer population to are supposedly ecstatic as all they do is sit in a darkened room and caress their joypads.

Even before Covid the blogosphere internet was rife with the boomer crowd bemoaning getting old and having too many responsibilities/not enough time to invest in video games. As today we are all shut-ins with reduced commutes and more time in the house, in theory, this should in part make the moaning quieten down as you have been gifted more free time.

Does lockdown give you more time for games... Yes. Ultimately, "Yes" is the spoiler filled gist of the remainder of this post, in most cases being at home, lacking the commutes, lunch hours and ego-driven CEO town-hall meetings will give you more time, so either you choose to fill it w…

That Guys a Maniac Podcast 4: Whataya playin'? part 2

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Following on from our last rambling of the games we have been playing we continue, this time chatting about indie titles and blockbusters that we haven't actually played. We talk "walk 'em ups", and having absolutely no authority to talk on the titles we do talk about.



For the next few weeks we will be putting whataya playing out every Wednesday

We are available on
Google:
https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy84ZjYyYzM0L3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz

Breaker:
https://www.breaker.audio/that-guys-a-maniac-dot-dot-dot

Castbox:
https://castbox.fm/ch/2836225

Pocket Casts:
https://pca.st/briawruf

Radio Public:
https://radiopublic.com/that-guys-a-maniac-WaOw0M

Spotify:
https://open.spotify.com/show/0o9OXgrEHvlEUJXRdN4D6F

And maybe Apple... Eventually.

Love and Aural-Hugs,

Richie and Cunzy Xx


That Guys a Maniac Podcast 3: Whataya playin'? part 1

In lockdown, what will cheer you up and take your mind off the T-Virus CoVid Crisis.

Two guys mumbling about what games they have played!!

No Video this time, just Audio


We can be found on Spotify:

https://open.spotify.com/show/0o9OXgrEHvlEUJXRdN4D6F

And most other places that have podcasts

Love and Cheers to evergreen content,

Richie and Cunzy1_1 Xxx

Classic+ the fantasies

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Following on from my conspiratorial rambling I also have a few desires of wants for what Classic+ may be:

For those of you who don't know the concept of Classic+ is that, contrary to moving into TBC or perhaps in parallel there would be additional work done to Classic WoW to enhance change up or rejig the Classic experience. Part of the reason that this or something similar is likely to happen is that by the end of the year the final raid will be out, and it is a toughie, but will likely get trounced withing a few weeks, after that point what happens next? In private servers there was the concept of "fresh" where you start again from scratch. But what is the benefit of blizz just opening new servers as is again? Who know regardless I have some thoughts on what I would like to see in new Classic+ Content

Add Raids:
This is something I have floated in my head for a while, there are many raids which are set on the classic continents such as Karazhan, Uldamann, Grim Batol et…

Resident Evil Spirits In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

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A whiiile ago now, four spirits from the Resident Evil series were added to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for the Nintendo Switch to coincide with all the Resident Evil games coming out for the platform and this post is an appreciation that that even happened at all. When Smash Bros. Ultimate came out, a lot of fans of the series weren't convinced by the 'storyline' content, the world of light and the single player challenges represented by the Spirit Board. Spirits, in this game are the essences of video game characters, items and places and in order to earn the spirits you have to best them in a fight. What we absolutely loved about battling spirits is that each fight re-imagined the essence, theme and tropes of the wide field of inspiration from across pretty much all of video games as it would be told through the main Smash cast and items. To reuse a well worn cliche, each one is a love letter to the games the spirits are from.

That Resident Evil is even represented in S…

That Guys a Maniac Podcast 2: Thatguys plays Super Mario World

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Another Podcast video thing,

This time we play Super Mario World badly


Audio for Richie is terrible and he has been warned that any future quality issues will be met with swiftly and with the full extend of the upside of his head.

Love and Yellow Yoshis,

Richie + Cunzy1_1

That Guys a Maniac Podcast 1: Cunzy Plays WoW

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Beginning our foray into more multimedia areas we have our first Podcast available!

On our youtube channel, and also audio only wherever you get your podcasts from!

In this episode Richie drags Cunzy, kicking an screaming in front of  keyboard and mouse, and makes him make a WoW character.  Aesthetics are critiqued, names are punned, Scorpanoks are farmed.

Enjoy!

Luv n' earhugs,

Richie + Cunzy1_1 X