Jerks Talk Games
Two Developers Who Love Video Games

Episodes


21 - Watching Me Watching You

Episode 21 makes a bit of a detour on topics! Gary Hockin (@geeh) and Chris Tankersley (@dragonmantank) gab on about watching other people play video games. We avoid talking about people who just talk about video games. Those people are not weird.

It turns out Gary is more of a Twitch guy, and Chris is more of a Youtube person. WHICH PLATFORM WILL WIN IN THIS EPIC BATTLE? Probably both, since they cater to different types of people and different watching habits. Is this type of streaming content going to kill TV? If kids are any indication - yes, it will. What do you think?

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20 - Seek The Pale Blood

It's another April Miracle as episode 20 makes its way out to the disturbing tubes that make up the Internet! Gary Hockin (@geeh) and Chris Tankersley (@dragonmantank) are joined this week by Ross Tuck (@rosstuck), a long-time member of our Slack channel. It turns out he plays games too, and one of his passions is Bloodborne.

If you are a fan of Gary not talking, this is the episode for you! Chris gives us a quick rundown of the history of FromSoftware, the Souls series, and then Chris and Ross get into the thick of if as they discuss the madenning topic of Bloodborne. There are some spoilers, but hey, this game is nearly three years old now, we are well past the Spoiler cutoff.

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19 - Procedurally Generated Chat

It's an April Miracle (that's a thing, right?) as episode 19 is finished! Gary Hockin (@geeh) and Chris Tankersley (@dragonmantank) talk about Roguelike and Roguelite games, their history, and what they think makes a good Roguelike game.

This was simulcast live on Twitch.tv and included some live play and other elements, so let us know whether or not this impacted the audio version's enjoyment.

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Games

  • Beneath Apple Manor
  • Rogue
  • Hack/Nethack
  • Pixel Dungeon
  • Diablo
  • Rogue Legacy
  • FTL: Faster Than Light
  • Slay the Spire
  • Dungreed
  • Enter the Gungeon
  • Binding of Isaac
  • Has Been Heroes
  • NeiR: Automata
  • Ark: Survival Evolved

18 - A Christmas Miracle

It's a Christmas Miracle as well as Episode 18! Gary Hockin (@geeh) and Chris Tankersley (@dragonmantank) decide to talk about the 2017 Game Awards, which neither of them watched but have strong opinions about.

They go over each category, discuss the merits of each game, and whether or not the winner should have been the winner. Do you agree with them? Are they full of bollocks? Is that the right way to use that word? Because the writer of this paragraph is not British. You can see the full list of nominees and winners here.

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Games

  • Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Horizon Zero Dawn
  • Persona 5
  • PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
  • Super Mario Odyssey
  • Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
  • Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
  • What Remains of Edith Finch
  • Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice
  • Nier: Automata
  • Cuphead
  • Destiny 2
  • Overwatch
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Rainbow Six: Siege
  • Warframe
  • Night in the Woods
  • Pyre
  • Monument Valley 2
  • Fire Emblem Heros
  • Metroid: Samus Returns
  • Poochy and Yoshi's Woolly World
  • Star Trek: Bridge Crew
  • Nioh
  • Prey
  • Assassin's Creed: Origins
  • Divinity: Original Sin II
  • Final Fantasy XV
  • South Park: The Fractured But Whole
  • Injustice 2
  • ARMS
  • Mario Kart 8
  • Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle
  • Splatoon 2
  • Total War: Warhammer II
  • Tooth and Tail
  • XCom 2: War of the Chosen
  • Forza Motorsport 7
  • FIFA 18
  • Grand Turismo Sport
  • NBA 2k18
  • Project Cars 2
  • Call of Duty: WWII
  • Fortnite
  • Golf Story
  • Hollow Knight
  • Mr. Shifty
  • Slime Rancher

17 - Grumpy Old Men

Episode 17 is here! Gary Hockin (@geeh) and Chris Tankersley (@dragonmantank) complain about the things we all hate in video games.

From bad saving, to escort missions, to cut scenes you cannot skip. Gary and Chris spend roughly an hour complaining about various tropes and mechanics in games that annoy everyone. Plus Gary is just a grumpy old man.

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Games

  • Super Mario Odyssey
  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
  • Shadow of War
  • Fallout: New Vegas
  • Hitman
  • Simpsons Tapped Out
  • Resident Evil 5

16 - Vegetables, Zombies, & Orcs, Oh My!

Episode 16 is here! Gary Hockin (@geeh) and Chris Tankersley (@dragonmantank) talk some more about games they have been playing. It's what they like to do.

We already knew Gary hates farming, but did you know he hates Microtransactions and lootboxes? I did, but now we have it in audio form! Come listen to us talk about some games we like, and even a bit more about PUBG.

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Games

  • Golf Story
  • Stardew Valley
  • 7 Days to Die
  • Player Unknown's Battle Ground
  • Fortnite
  • Shadow of War

15 - Gary + Chris: Podcast Battle

It's Episode 15, and the year anniversary of the podcast! Gary Hockin (@geeh) and Chris Tankersley (@dragonmantank) catch up on some of the games they have been playing. There's some old, some new, but I'm pretty sure nothing borrowed or blue. Who the hell rents games nowadays?

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14 - Real Internet Journalists

Thank the Elder Gods, it's Episode 14! With the failure of Episode 13 behind them, Chris Tankersley and Gary Hockin talk about some of the games that were announced at E3 2017. Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo, and Bethesda have their announcements picked over and discussed.

And yes, it's Ori and the Will of the Wisps. I'm an idiot and wrote our show notes wrong.

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Games

  • Anthem
  • Forza Motorsport 7
  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps
  • Sea of Thieves
  • State of Decay 2
  • Doom VR
  • Fallout 4 VR
  • PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
  • Dishonored 2 - Death of the Outsider
  • Evil Within 2
  • Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus
  • Skyrim for the Switch
  • Metroid Prime 4
  • Kirby, Pokemon, Yoshi
  • Rocket League
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 2
  • Fire Emblem Warriors
  • Uncharted Lost Legacy
  • Destiny 2
  • Days Gone
  • Horizon: Zero Dawn - The Frozen Wastes
  • Monster Hunter World
  • Shadow of the Colossus
  • Playstation VR
  • God of War
  • Spiderman
  • Detroit: Become Human

13 - Technical Difficulties

Just skip past Episode 13, it's full of technical difficulties. Chris Tankersley and Gary Hockin just wanted to talk about some of the games they have been playing lately, but the internet had different plans. The audio quality of the episode gets pretty bad near the end, so feel free to skip over to Episode 14, which is much better sounding.

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Games

  • Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers
  • Oxygen Not Included
  • Sniper Elite 4
  • Europa Universalis 4
  • Mass Effect Andromeda

12 - The Old Internet Switcheroo

Despite Chris's lazyness, it is Episode 12! Chris Tankersley and Gary Hockin chat it up about Nintendo's new console, the Switch. Both of them have done horrible, unspeakable things (like live in rural Ohio) to get their hands on a Switch, and they absolutely love it. Mostly. Listen to find out their likes and dislikes.

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Games

  • Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • 1-2-Switch
  • Has Been Heroes
  • Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  • Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  • Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap
  • LEGO CITY Undercover

11 - It's still real to me dammit!

OOOOOHHHH YEEAAAAAHHHH! Welcome to Episode 11! Chris Tankersley and Gary Hockin spend an entire episode talking about video games (spoilers: most video games are fake events) that are created to play a fake sport (spoilers: it's professional wrestling). Professional Wrestling games have been around about as long as video games themselves, and a whole bunch of them are discussed. They did try to keep the insider jokes to a minimum though.

Both are massive smarks.

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Games

  • Pretty much every WWE and WCW game

10 - OH GOD IT'S A CREEPER

Welcome to Episode 10! Gary Hockin and Chris Tankersley go back to playing with Legos as they talk about Minecraft. It's a game that both of them love, and they talk about the game all the way from it's humble beginnings in the age before "early access" all the way to the myriad of releases its had.

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Games

  • Skyrim: Special Edition
  • Forza Horizon 3
  • Minecraft

9 - Jumping Around Madly

Welcome to Episode 09! Chris Tankersley and Gary Hockin show how old Gary is as they talk about platforming games all the way from 1983 up to the modern era.

Back in Gary's day, he had to jump uphill to the next platform both ways on his ZX Spectrum. That's a good enough joke right? Gary's old.

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Games

  • Diablo III
  • Factorio
  • DOOM 2016
  • Hearthstone
  • The Last Of Us
  • Manic Miner
  • Chuckie Egg
  • Jet Set Willy
  • Ghosts 'N Goblins
  • Commander Keen
  • Super Mario Bros.
  • Donkey Kong Country
  • Sonic The Hedgehog
  • Ratchet and Clank
  • Super Meat Boy
  • Shovel Knight

8 - A New Beginning

In this eighth episode, Chris Tankersley and Gary Hockin take a look at some games that are being released in 2017. As always, they have a somewhat different outlook on games that are interesting.

There's also a bit of talk about some board games, for those of you that are interested in that.

And yes, the end of the episode does have some audio issues. We are really sorry :(

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Games

  • Flick 'Em Up
  • Oregon Trail: The Card Game
  • Clue
  • DOOM
  • Factorio
  • Crusader Kings II
  • Hearthstone
  • The Last of Us 2
  • Urban Empire
  • Quake Champions
  • Horizon Zero Dawn
  • Mass Effect: Andromeda
  • Yooka-Laylee
  • Sea of Thieves
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Prey
  • Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

7 - The Final Countdown of 2016

We reached Episode Seven! Chris Tankersley and Gary Hockin count down the top ten games that they played in 2016. Some are new releases, some are a bit older, but all of them good.

We also learn that Chris wants to be a garbage man, and Gary wants to be a Space Marine. What else do we learn on this episode?

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Games

  • Firewatch
  • Terraria
  • American Truck Simulator
  • XCOM 2
  • Stardew Valley
  • DOOM
  • This is the Police
  • Factorio
  • Watchdogs 2
  • Fallout 4

6 - Civilizations Through History

Episode six is a thing! With a guest even! Chris Tankersley and Gary Hockin are joined by Chuck Reeves (@MANCHUCK), who had previously been banished to the back wall during our WoW episode. He's probably played Civilization about as much as we have, so we let him come on and talk with us about it (and so that he'd stop asking to be on).

Civilization was one of the defining games of the 4X genre, and it is one of the franchises to last decades. We discuss the history of the Civilization franchise and talk a bit about each of the games.

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Games

  • Stellaris
  • Factorio
  • Europa Universalis IV
  • Stardew Valley
  • Fallout 4
  • Fallout: New Vegas
  • RimWorld
  • Dwarf Fortress
  • Railroad Tycoon
  • Civilization
  • Civilization II
  • Civilization: Call to Power
  • Civilization III
  • Civilization IV
  • Civilization V
  • Civilization VI

5 - Into the Wasteland

Episode five is now live! Chris Tankersley and Gary Hockin are joined by Ed Finkler (@funkatron), someone who is way better at video gaming than Gary, and we somehow suckered people into attending live. This time around we reminisce about all of the Fallout games (except Tactics. No one should talk about Tactics) and what we love and hate about them. Spoilers - we don't like some of the aspects of the games.

Thank you to everyone who came out to watch us record, and all of our listeners, and thank you to php|architect and One For All Events for giving us space at php[world] to record, and to SiteGround for providing us with some drinks.

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Games

  • Skyrim: Special Edition
  • Forza Horizon 3
  • Civilization 6
  • Terraria
  • Wasteland
  • Fallout 1
  • Fallout 2
  • Fallout 3: Van Buren
  • Fallout 3
  • Fallout: New Vegas
  • Fallout 4

4 - WoW, Live in Vegas

Our fourth episode, and first live podcast, and we're already playing in Vegas! Chris Tankersley and Gary Hockin are joined by good friends Joe Ferguson (@JoePFerguson), Sara Golemon (@SaraMG), Sammy Powers (@SammyK), and a live studio audience. We manage to stay on track pretty much the entire time and barely talk about PHP internals, and let our guests reminisce over their drug, I mean MMO, of choice. We recount the expansions and how WoW turned into what it is today.

Thank you to everyone who came out to watch us record, and all of our listeners, and thank you to Zend for giving us space at ZendCon to record!

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Games

  • Final Fantasy XV
  • Pokemon Go!
  • Civilization 6
  • Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • World of Warcraft
  • The Realm
  • Final Fantasy XI
  • Eve Online
  • Everquest
  • Star Wars Galaxy
  • Brunelleschi: Age of Architects
  • Warcraft
  • Warcraft 2
  • Warcraft 3

3 - Podcast Tycoons

Lookee here, we've got episode three of "Jerks Talk Games" with Chris Tankersley and Gary Hockin.

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On this episode, we throw the old format out the window already and talk about the SimCity franchise, our favorite installments that are contained within, and we reminisce about the Roller Coaster Tycoon series. Gary also says some words about the new Duke Nukem game too. I think. I wasn't paying attention. Oh, and some Civilization. ALL GLORY TO ROME.

Games

  • Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary World Tour
  • Civilization V
  • Forza Horizon 3
  • SimCity
  • SimCity 2000
  • SimTower
  • Project Highrise
  • Roller Coaster Tycoon: Deluxe
  • Roller Coaster Tycoon 2: Triple Thrill Pack
  • Roller Coaster Tycoon 3: Platinum!
  • Parkitect
  • Planet Coaster

2 - Original Sinners

Holy crap, it's episode two of "Jerks Talk Games" with Chris Tankersley and Gary Hockin.

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On this episode, we promise not to turn the podcast into a wrestling podcast, discuss our love of games where we run people over with cars, and Gary confesses that he is rubbish at video games. There is more stuff too, so listen to find out!

Games Discussed:

Games

  • Carmaggedon
  • WWE 2k17
  • Divinity: Original Sin
  • Transformers: Devastation
  • Lemmings

1 - The Jerks Hit the Road

Welcome to the first episode of "Jerks Talk Games" with Chris Tankersley and Gary Hockin.

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Games

  • Forza Horizon 3
  • XCom 2
  • Civilization 6
  • Dishonored 2
  • No Man's Sky
  • Sam & Max: Hit the Road