2P START! Live!: Mid-Core Gaming Edition

Live!

TimTim and Ray discuss the finer points of gamer stereotypes and delve into a new category of gamer, the mid-core gamer. Sadly, Trivia for You is missing, but all the other regular segments make an appearance, so check it out! (Sorry for the delay folks, we’ll try to be on-time next week!)

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30 Comments

  1. Andrew says:

    Decent podcast!

    Were people eating in the background?

    Looks like your subscriber numbers went back up.

    Is this the first time that you said, “Oh, this will all be edited out,” and then it actually was?

    Looking forward to some shirts.

    Maybe you could sell long sleeve shirts with beanbags on the elbows.

    Mid-core gamers never care about game covers.

    Be honest Ray, Barriga is never coming back, is she?

  2. RealZombie says:

    This was a good podcast, it was true about how all gamers have a classification its just not know yet. I loved the mind edit fade :D.

    I cant wait for the shirts I hope you are going to mail to outside the us cause some of us (me) UK readers want one as well. Nubby elbow tshirt would be cool 😀

    (picture of nubby elbow)
    In elbows we trust!

  3. Guilherme says:

    Is it Metroid? (sounds like when you get an upgrade after you kill a boss or something, I dunno :P)

  4. Narnian says:

    I love the elbows! ^_^

    Very funny podcast dudes. I think an elbow-themed tee would be awesome. P.S. Thanks for remembering I’m a girl, I don’t mean to sound pushy about it, but it gets annoying when people assume I’m a dude just because I’m on a gaming website. Keep up the good work!

  5. Tustin says:

    NPG – that is, Nice Podcast, Guys. 🙂

    Ah, Leisure Suit Larry. I remember watching my dad play a game in the series that was a text adventure with graphics. It was a strategy game that wasn’t all about sex but more about escaping from the barabians that captured you by using the magical marker that you had to pick up from the bar, but only while playing as the girl (oops, ending spoiler).

    Then my dad got a newer version of the game that was based in college life and it WAS all about sex (he even had a meter down in the corner that looks like [CENSORED] that was called the “confidence meter”). My dad couldn’t figure out how to play the game, as it was 3d for the computer and he doesn’t even fall into a gamer category.

    Anyhow, sorry, I rambled. Next time when you make a podcast, make sure that people aren’t putting dinner plates away behind you, or at least cover it with some music. 🙂

  6. Tim says:

    Sorry guys, I think this was the first time my wife was awake or home when we did the podcast and I didn’t realize her duties in the kitchen would affect the sound. Next time I’ll make sure she does all the dishes before the podcast 😉

    At least you all know I have a great wife, right?

  7. hyper says:

    i wonder how it like to get the black doom award.

    and i saw nuthing wrong with the gear of war trailer

    i fought it was great

  8. Lava says:

    Psh, who cares if there was a tiny bit of sound in the background. I don’t know, I just didn’t care at all.

    Oh, and sorry Tim, I’m gonna have to agree with Ray about the Gears commercial. I was trying to imagine that I liked it, but I was still fighting off the cringes. Ray, please don’t say your black doom goes to Mad World! Haven’t you seen Donnie Darko? It’s a great song. (remade for that movie)

    Yeah, it definitely didn’t fit with Gears, and I was like, “what a rip, trying to con people with a bit of artsy/emotional music.”

    Oh and about the “mid-core” thing… yeah the stereotypes kinda suck all around with the gaming scene. Where do the tournament Smash players fit in? It’s got cartoony characters, but the players are PROBABLY using more skill than any Halo players. …Or what if I like to play “hardcore-ish” games, but only once a month? Not exactly hardcore in the commitment department. And then of course, as you guys mentioned, the people who like to play both kinds of games. (Probably the majority of Wii owners in the U.S. …Japan, maybe not so much.) Eh, whatever.

  9. Lava says:

    Post Script: I support nubby elbows! (Not just the art style; nubby elbows in general.)

  10. hyper says:

    Post Script: I support nubby elbows! (Not just the art style; nubby elbows in general.)

    2nd that

  11. Andrew says:

    Poor dj is missing out.

    My wife would never do the chores while I make my dorky popular podcast. Or, if she did I am sure she would be laughing at me.

  12. dj75728 says:

    @Andrew: My bad, I had a stomach virus yesterday.

  13. dj75728 says:

    Why is Ray so much louder than Tim throughout the podcast? And I’d have to say that I fall into a “mid/hard-core” category. is the trivia Duck Hunt :mrgreen: ? And Tim, that commercial sucked hardcore, plain and simple.

    NCG for President!!!!

    I third nubby elbow support(just not on shirts :mrgreen: )

  14. dj75728 says:

    By the way, Gears of War 2 teaser

  15. Ray says:

    By the way, Gears of War 2 teaser

    I can’t believe they just did what I asked for……

  16. lwelyk says:

    One thing that would be cool for the site might be a forum. I mean you have some dedicated commenters here like dj and Narnian, so it could work out…

  17. dj75728 says:

    One thing that would be cool for the site might be a forum. I mean you have some dedicated commenters here like dj and Narnian, so it could work out…

    Maybe a small forum would be nice……WAIT NO!!! Cause then 2pstart might be blocked from my job T_T (my job blocks forum sites). I don’t know, maybe….

  18. hyper says:

    i’m am the only one who doesn’t have a job

  19. dj75728 says:

    @Hyper: Are you at the age that you should have a job? I mean, I’m only 17 so I don’t really need one. Yeah maybe you are…..what about Narnian, or Tustin?

  20. Andrew says:

    …you have some dedicated commenters here like dj and Narnian,…

    Yeah, dj and Narnian seem to comment pretty frequently.

  21. dj75728 says:

    …you have some dedicated commenters here like dj and Narnian,…

    Yeah, dj and Narnian seem to comment pretty frequently.

    Really? I don’t really see much of Narnian, I don’t know, maybe it’s just me.

  22. Tustin says:

    @Hyper: Are you at the age that you should have a job? I mean, I’m only 17 so I don’t really need one. Yeah maybe you are…..what about Narnian, or Tustin?

    No job right now… I’m in college 🙂 . But come summer, it’s back to the grindstone (or keyboard, rather – I love computers 🙂 )

  23. Andrew says:

    …you have some dedicated commenters here like dj and Narnian,…

    Yeah, dj and Narnian seem to comment pretty frequently.

    Really? I don’t really see much of Narnian, I don’t know, maybe it’s just me.

    Yeah, Narnian comments on here WAY more often than, say, me.

  24. dj75728 says:

    @Andrew: I don’t know man, you’ve been commenting a lot lately. Why is this a conversation again?

  25. Andrew says:

    @Andrew: I don’t know man, you’ve been commenting a lot lately. Why is this a conversation again?

    I have no idea.

    Also, I don’t think I would be very involved in a forum. All that overhead, topics, etc. I prefer to just write an occasional comment on whatever topic Tim and Ray post about.

  26. Lava says:

    ^^^Yeah, my feelings too Andrew. I’m not opposed to forums, as I’m a semi-regular at smashboards, but I just don’t envision that kind of thing for 2PSTART!… *shrugs*

  27. Baka says:

    I fully support the idea of a forum. Everyone here seems cool and comments on every single post, so a forum would be good for the community.

  28. Andrew says:

    I think that the current system has several benefits that increase the community interaction on posted topics.

    1. Only Tim and Ray can create topics.
    2. No login / password is needed to participate (and even have an avatar)
    3. Topics are always in the same place. Each topic is pushed back by the march of time regardless of the number of posts.

    On the other hand, you lose out on:
    1. Very dedicated users being able to share on many topics

    Forums trade accessibility for intimacy. By providing barriers to entry (most forums are pretty well split with a large number of occasional posters and a few “trusted members”, even ignoring the difficulties in ) they allow the “insiders” to become experts in their field.

    Comments provide a level playing field where people don’t expect a conversation and there are no experts. Comments are shorter (except for this one) and keep people relating more directly to Ray and Tim.

  29. Baka says:

    This is true, but as you say, you lose out on being able to share on a larger variety of topics, as you’re limited to what Ray and Tim feel like talking about. This isn’t a bad thing, but I’ve always been a fan of forum discussion. After all, the blog would still exist and I don’t see the forum affecting the accessibility of the blog much at all. They would compliment each other, as the forum would allow more room for discussion and interacting with each other, but the blog comments would be more focused on Tim and Ray and the comic.

    Whatever Tim and Ray (and you guys) feel is best is fine with me, as I’m not even that active here yet, and of course the dedicated fanbase is a higher priority.

  30. chriskatching says:

    Hmm what kind of gamer am I… O_o

    I’ve played WoW for over 15 hours a day sometimes for a while… stopped for several months went to at least 5 hours a day… Off again. I’ve done 10,15,25,40 man raids (take hours)… Then again some days I just play it for 20 minutes.

    I like the Halo series and played solo, pretty good at online/multiplayer.

    I LOVE FF games and played each twice for at least 200 hours but prolly lots of it wandering around for the heck of it OR even … uh… dozing off LOL (Although haven’t played any console games for about a year)

    I enjoy fighting games like Tekken….

    I like Bejewled as well… And do those text/graphic games online (ie FB ones)

    I play Sudoku on my iPod as well as from the newspaper (which is too easy imo)…

    And then other times I look at the console/computer/iPod with about 100 things to do on each game and… ‘meh I’ll just watch TV.’

    *shrug*

    You tell me… LOL

    (consistently inconsistent uncommitted hard-core gamer????)

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