Additional Pylons

Synopsis

Two best friends talk about video games every week! Sometimes they have guests, sometimes they don't, but they always have a good time. They cover games, the people who play them, and the people who make them! Cody and Steve have a huge appreciation for indie developers and try their best to talk about their upcoming games and projects.

Episodes

  • Video Game Advertising and Marketing with Sean Burke

    Video Game Advertising and Marketing with Sean Burke

    26/10/2015 Duration: 01h04min

    This week: Marketing! Assassin's Creed! More marketing! But first, Cody and Steve cover some other things... LIKE ASSASSIN'S CREED! This week saw the release of Assassin's Creed Syndicate and it (much to our surprise) received pretty stellar reviews. Reviews good enough to warrant Cody deciding to go out and pick it up. And he was not disappointed. The change of setting and the much appreciated re-focus on the single player portion of the game (they completely removed the multiplayer aspect) makes this one fantastic. Keep an eye out for a Let's Play or streaming or a review in the near future. Then we're joined by Sean Burke to discuss video game marketing. Video game marketing is in a bit of a discovery phase, where some companies are spending too much and overloading consumers with footage, both real and rendered, of games that they they so desperately need you to buy. And then there are other companies, ones that don't spend nearly enough on a marketing budget, mostly because they are smaller studios with

  • Indie Spotlight: Star Command Galaxies with Jordan Coombs

    Indie Spotlight: Star Command Galaxies with Jordan Coombs

    19/10/2015 Duration: 01h05min

    We're back! We're both back! Steve and Cody make a valiant return after missing each other terribly. So they cover a little bit of everything. Steve talks about some of the things Whitney and Cody talked about during their talk about sequels a few weeks ago (which you can find right here!) Nintendo: Last week, Nintendo revealed a little bit of information about their yet unannounced but still upcoming platform, the NX, which is some type of console/handheld hybrid thing. Color us excited. [via Kotaku] Then we're joined by Jordan Coombs from Warballoon to discuss Star Command Galaxies, a procedurally-generated space exploration game where you get to take your crew on crazy space adventures! They talk about how great the game is going to be once all of the modules are updated and added via monthly updates. Which brought the gang to their next topic: Early Access and how the majority of people don't quite understand the concept anymore. Is it because demos ruined us all as kids? Is it because we don't understa

  • Using the Force and Star Wars Video Games with Tobias Ellis

    Using the Force and Star Wars Video Games with Tobias Ellis

    12/10/2015 Duration: 59min

    Cody and Steve have decided that occasionally they are going to look back and repost an episode that they think is particularly good. One of their favorites. This is the first episode we've decided to do and it features one of our dear friends, Tobias, as our guest to talk about Star Wars video games!  _______________________________________________________________ Cody and Steve talk a little bit of news, This week in news: Mortal Kombat is glorious and amazing and brutal and you can't tell me otherwise [via Kotaku] Say goodbye to any shred of productivity because  now you can play Hearthstone on your Android and Apple devices [viaPolygon] OH MY GOD STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT IS HAPPENING! IT'S REAL YOU GUYS! [via GameSpot] Then they sit down with resident Star Wars enthusiast Tobias Ellis to talk about the recent Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Star Wars Battlefront trailers. They talk about all of the good times they've had playing Knights of the Old Republic and the X-Wing games. They also talk, extensively

  • The Sequel and Original Thought with Whitney Brundage

    The Sequel and Original Thought with Whitney Brundage

    05/10/2015 Duration: 45min

    This week, Steve is sick. There appears to be some sort of weird pattern. Maybe next week. we'll both be sick. Anyway! Whitney is filling in for Steve this week because she is a good dude. Whitney and Cody talk about a local Nintendo-themed burlesque show that Whitney went to and then they talk about some news. The Assassin's Creed Film is Coming: The cast of the Assassin's Creed movie just got even more impressive with the addition of Jeremy Irons and Brendan Gleeson to the cast. They are joining Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard to play their respective fathers. [via GameSpot] Then we decided to tackle the age old question of: are sequels as important as we're making them out to be? The answer is a little bit more complicated than we originally thought. Obviously, it's always exciting when developers decide to further a beloved series (looking at you Bethesda) but sometimes it's really refreshing to see an all new idea make it big. Even Call of Duty was an original thought at one point instead of th

  • The Death of the JRPG with Ben Witter

    The Death of the JRPG with Ben Witter

    28/09/2015 Duration: 01h41s

    This week, Cody is sick. So they talk about that. And then they talk about about news! Black Ops 3: Steve wrote an article over at GameZone about some upcoming eSports stuff with the upcoming Call of Duty installment. Also, Black Ops 3 won't have a campaign on last-gen consoles (Xbox 360/PlayStation 3). [via Polygon] The Dwarves: An indie developer is on Kickstarter to get some funding for their upcoming game exploring the lore and culture of dwarves. The game looks exciting. Go throw some money at it. [via Kickstarter] Rainbow Six: Siege: The upcoming installment in the Rainbow Six series won't have a single-player campaign because...why would anything have single-player anymore, right? [via Polygon] Then the gang sits down to discuss the death of the JRPG. JRPGs were in their prime in the early 90s throught the middle of the 2000s and then...something just kind of happened and they suddenly became less of the dominating culture force that they were. In the United States, at least. With the rise of first p

  • Episode 50 and Our Favorite Games with Whitney Brundage

    Episode 50 and Our Favorite Games with Whitney Brundage

    21/09/2015 Duration: 01h02min

    We did it! Wow! 50 episodes of your favorite video game podcast! This week, Steve and Cody talk about their favorite episodes of the show over the past year. Some of those favorites included: Episode 6: The Fallout After the Fallout Debate with Patrick McCoy Any of of our Indie Spotlight episodes Children of Morta with Amir Fassihi Reflections with Tristan Moore Dropsy the Clown with Jay Tholen Episode 21: Video Game Movies and Shovelware with Tobias Ellis Then we're joined by our long-lost-friend-of-the-show Whitney Brundage to talk about our favorite games of all time. Cody gets sad about his favorite series. Steve's favorite series doesn't surprise anyone at all. And Whitney's favorite game is super obvious. What are our favorite games? What are our favorite series? The answers might surprise you...probably not. But maybe! We also talk about our fan submissions and about the games that they chose as their favorites.   Thanks to everyone who submitted an answer!  *THANKS* We just want to take a moment

  • Metal Gear Solid and Stealth Games with Cody and Steve

    Metal Gear Solid and Stealth Games with Cody and Steve

    14/09/2015 Duration: 55min

    Last week, we took a break to relax and enjoy the Labor Day weekend! This week, Cody and Steve talk about some news! Pokemon GO: Finally, after years and years of smart phone dominance, Pokemon is finally coming to mobile devices. Now we can finally live out our dreams of becoming actual Pokemon Masters! What a time to be alive. [via Polygon] Metal Gear Solid V: The newest [and pretty much the last] installment of the Metal Gear Solid franchise is here and it's amazing and perfect and one of the best games to come out in years. It feels like a fitting end to the Kojima-era at Konami. Fallout 4: Bethesda announced this week that Fallout 4 would have  Season Pass available at launch for $30. It will include several DLC expansions [much like previous Bethesda games] at a discounted price if you buy the Season Pass. If the past is any indication of the future, $30 will definitely be worth it. [via PC Gamer] Then, Cody and Steve sit down to talk Metal Gear Solid and other stealth games. We cover everything from 

  • Live Streaming and YouTube Gaming with Sean Burke

    Live Streaming and YouTube Gaming with Sean Burke

    31/08/2015 Duration: 59min

    This week, Steve talks about his all new freelancing gig and then they cover some news: Sword Coast Legends: If you're a fan of Dungeons & Dragons and the video games that are based in that universe [Neverwinter Nights, Baldur's Gate, Icewind Dale] then you're in luck! A new game based on the Fifth Edition ruleset of Dungeons & Dragons is coming this year! [via GameZone] XCOM 2: The release date for the next installment in the XCOM series has been pushed back to February of 2016, which is sad...but also gives us plenty more time to invest in to Fallout 4! [via PC Gamer] Then we're joined by Sean Burke to talk about live streaming and the culture behind Let's Plays. Over the course of the last few years, all new avenues for gaming broadcast have opened up and become increasingly popular. YouTube has been the primary place to find hundreds and thousands of Let's Plays from a multitude of funny and talented personalities (LIKE US! Go check out Pylons Play!) On the live stream side of it, Twitch went fr

  • Disney Infinity and Collectibles with Ryan Christopher

    Disney Infinity and Collectibles with Ryan Christopher

    24/08/2015 Duration: 58min

    This week, Cody and Steve talk about some upcoming AAA titles: Madden NFL 16: Cody's favorite time of the year is finally upon us again - "MADDEN SEASON!" Is Madden 16 a phenomenal entry in to a series that has been getting gradually less impressive from year to year. The answer is...read Cody's review of Madden 16 when the game releases on August 25th. Call of Duty Black Ops 3: The beta for Black Ops 3 launched on PlayStation 4 for pre-order customers on August 19th and was later given to all PS4 owners. With a bunch of multiplayer overhauls and a story that will probably be ridiculous, Black Ops 3 should definitely be on your radar if it isn't. Then we sit down with Ryan Christopher from FilmFad to talk about Disney Infinity and the gauntlet of collectibles that we all can't stop collecting. Disney Infinity started as a pretty obvious copy of the Skylanders series with the obvious benefit of Disney owning virtually everything that kids love: Star Wars, Marvel, pretty much every Disney movie, etc. With gam

  • Combo Breakers and Fighting Games with Cody Webb

    Combo Breakers and Fighting Games with Cody Webb

    17/08/2015 Duration: 01h31s

    This week, Cody and Steve talk about a couple of indie games you should definitely think about playing! Indie games to watch out for: Tooth and Tail: A pixel-art RTS from the creators of Monaco. It looks incredible and the details in the art-style look gorgeous. It's coming sometime in 2016. [via PC Gamer] Skyshine's BEDLAM: A post-apocalyptic, rogue-like, turn-based RPG with "colorful characters and brutal enemy encounters". Definitely influenced by XCOM and built on the Banner Saga engine. [via their website] Then, the guys are joined again by their pal Cody Webb, to discuss fighting games! Which ones are great? Which ones made our childhoods better? Who could beat up who in a fighting game tournament? There is a lot of talk about Mortal Kombat, some talk about Street Fighter, and some mention of some pretty obscure titles like Medabots and Megabyte Punch. And, to nobody's surprise at all, Steve's favorite fighting game is Super Smash Bros. Who would have guessed? Cody Webb has been on the show before and

  • Indie Spotlight: Dropsy the Clown with Jay Tholen

    Indie Spotlight: Dropsy the Clown with Jay Tholen

    10/08/2015 Duration: 58min

    This week, Cody and Steve layout the future of Additional Pylons and talk about a sad, damp clown. This week in news:  Additional Pylons is sadly and unfortunately leaving the Alien Angel Podcast Network. On good terms, of course, but sometimes things happen and you can't do anything about them. Clear skies and calm seas to everyone we've been working with over the past eight months. We have, obviously, launched www.addpylons.com as our new home for the podcast, the YouTube adventures, and some other things we have in the works. We appreciate your support and look forward to doing more things with you and for you in the coming months and years. The production schedule should be as follows: Additional Pylons [podcast] - Monday Pylons Play [YouTube] - Tuesday Trylons [YouTube] - Wednesday Pylons Play [YouTube] - Thursday Chill Out and Bro Down - Friday Then we are joined, via Google Hangouts, by our pal Jay Tholen about his upcoming game, Dropsy! Dropsy is just a sad creepy clown who wants to give people w

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