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Ep #14: 20XX & This War of Mine

In this episode of the podcast we discuss two games which we recently raced to complete: 20XX & This War of Mine.

Note: this podcast includes chapters if you are listening with an app which supports podcast chapters. We recommend Overcast.fm for listening.

Topics Discussed

  • About This War of Mine
  • The moral anguish and hardship of survival
  • Overcoming obstacles in Eastern European war
  • About 20XX
  • What happened to Mega Man?
  • What’s going on at Capcom
  • Mighty Number 9 and 20XX exiting Early Access
  • What we’re playing recently

Links

Ep #13: Emulating Retro Games

In this episode of the podcast we open up about our arrangements and thoughts on emulating classic game consoles.

Note: this podcast includes chapters if you are listening with an app which supports podcast chapters. We recommend Overcast.fm for listening.

Topics Discussed

  • Our emulator setups
  • Front ends: Hyper Spin, Launchbox, Attract Mode, Retroarch
  • Emulation on the Raspberry Pi
  • Handheld emulation on the GPD Win
  • Benefits of Emulation
  • Glitches & Problems
  • CEMU & Breath of the Wild
  • Romhacks
  • SNES Classic
  • What we’re playing recently

Links

Ep #12: Game Development in China

Note: this podcast includes chapters if you are listening with an app which supports podcast chapters. We recommend Overcast.fm for listening.

In this episode Ryan and I talk about our experience working in China’s game industry.

Topics Discussed

  • China: “World’s Gaming Capital”?
  • How Ryan and I Got Started in the Gaming Industry
  • 996 and Overtime
  • Mimicry & Creativity
  • Mechanics & Monetization
  • F2P & Whales
  • Foreign Game Developers & China
  • Censorship & Regulation
  • Ryan’s Indie Game

Links

Ep #11: The GPD Win, Windows 10 Handheld

In this episode of the podcast Charlie reviews the GPD Win, a handheld Windows 10 gaming device.

Note: this podcast includes chapters if you are listening with an app which supports podcast chapters. We recommend Overcast.fm for listening.

Topics Discussed

  • Introduction to the device
  • Steam as a platform versus consoles
  • Hardware & build quality of the GPD Win
  • Running games on the device
  • Having a tiny Windows 10 computer
  • Downsides to the GPD Win

Links & Resources

Ep #10: Steam 2017 Summer Sale

In this episode we talk about the 2017 Steam Summer Sale, which we are right in the middle of.

Note: this is the first CGF podcast which has chapters to navigate through! We recommend Overcast.fm for listening.

Topics Discussed

  • Introduction to season of miracles
  • Psychology of the Steam Summer Sale
  • Steam China Store
  • Games on the GPD Win
  • Steam & Persistence
  • Recommended Games
  • Resident Evil 7 & Horror Games
  • This War of Mine Challenge

Ep #9: Zelda in China & Zelda: Breath of the Wild

In this episode we talk about Zelda & China, including the latest iteration, Breath of the Wild on the WiiU and Switch.

Topics Discussed

  • The scarcity of Zelda in China
  • How to buy Zelda
  • WiiU & region locking
  • The Switch launch & Breath of the Wild
  • Our favorite Zelda games
  • Breath of the Wild’s open world
  • Zelda’s horse temperaments
  • CEMU & emulating Breath of the Wild

Ep #8: Spring 2017 Games

In this episode of the podcast we discuss recent releases in early 2017, with games listed below.

Topics Discussed

Ep #7: Social Gaming & 75th CGF Event

In this episode we reflect on what makes a great social game, plus our 75th event.

Topics Discussed

Ep #6: 25 Years of Mortal Kombat

In this episode we recap our Mortal Kombat X tournament and talk about the series on its 25th anniversary.

Topics Discussed

  • The beginning of Mortal Kombat
  • The Mortal Kombat movies
  • 1990’s arcade culture
  • Missteps of the Mortal Kombat series
  • The story and lore as it has spread across 22 titles
  • Violence controversy and the U.S. Congress
  • Rumors of a 2017 Mortal Kombat film
  • The latest iteration: Mortal Kombat X
  • The potential future of Mortal Kombat

Ep #5: Our Favorite Sega Genesis Games

In this episode of the podcast we discuss our favorite Genesis games.

Charlie’s Favorites

Austin’s Favorites

Ep #4: Gaming in China

In this episode we talk about gaming in China specifically. Platforms, games, and China’s culture of gaming.

Topics Discussed

  • Steam & gaming platforms in China
  • Tencent’s newly-rebranded WeGame platform
  • China’s history with consoles
  • China’s legal and regulatory landscape
  • Publishers like Tencent and Netease
  • Western developers publishing games in China
  • Playing games online in China
  • The Great Firewall (GFW)
  • Internet bar culture in China
  • China’s Mobile Games

Ep #3: Our Favorite NES Games

In this episode of the podcast we discuss our favorite NES games along with news of the NES Classic being discontinued.

Charlie’s Favorites

Austin’s Favorites

Ep #2: Our Five Favorite Indie Games

In this episode of the podcast we talk about our 5 favorite indie games of all time.

Austin’s 5 Favorites

Charlie’s 5 Favorites

Others Mentioned

FirewatchTowerfallDownwellSuperhotBraidGone HomeKeep Talking and Nobody ExplodesFTLMini MetroDarkest DungeonLethal LeagueWand WarsAbzu.

Intro & outro music: Sync by Disasterpeace, on the Fez soundtrack

Ep #1: What is CGF?

In this, our first episode of the Chengdu Gaming Federation podcast, we introduce ourselves.

Topics in this Episode

  • Neo-Geo, SNK, and fighting games popular in Asia
  • League of Legends and China
  • How CGF started
  • 2-year history of the event in Chengdu
  • Tournaments we’ve hosted
  • Our personal backgrounds
  • DJ game music mixes
  • Game we’re playing now: Downwell and Darkest Dungeon

Intro & outro music: Miami by Jasper Byrne, on the Hotline Miami soundtrack