Many moons ago, Jason, Mat, and I used to host the Recurring Bosscast on Splitkick. When the site shuttered in 2014, all of the episodes disappeared with it.
In case you missed it, almost all of the episodes are back on YouTube! Listen in as we discuss games and topics surrounding gaming at the time, including the tail end of the Xbox 360/PS3/Wii era, the start of the Xbox One/PS4/Wii U era, and a whole host of random stuff in between!
Though it took a ton of work to convert all of these into videos, upload them, and upload my original posts, it was important to us that we have these publicly available for archival purposes. Hope you enjoy!
Twitch Plays Pokemon is the focus of this week’s discussion. Is this crowd play concept a flash in the pan or the genesis of something bigger? After that, the show kind of falls off a cliff and it mercifully ends after we sing “I Will Remember You” by McLachlan together.
Games Mentioned:Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, Bravely Default, Strider, Ticket to Ride, Legendary: Fantastic 4 expansion
The demise of Flappy Bird isn’t enough to keep Jason and Jett from playing the game throughout this episode. They also run through all of the news from Nintendo Direct, though the conversation reaches its peak when they discuss the state of the Wii U.
Games Mentioned:Bravely Default, Batman: Arkham Origins, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, DuckTales: Remastered, Forbidden Desert
If you like Dexter or are curious about how much money celebrities have, this is the Bosscast episode you’ve been waiting for! Mat and Jason also use the topic of the week to discuss their favorite snow levels in video games. Does NHL 94 count as a snow level?
Games Mentioned:Super Motherload, Don’t Starve, DuckTales Remastered, Bravely Default, Skylanders SWAP Force, Dr. Luigi, NES Remix, Pandemic
Back from CES, Jason shares with us his experiences from the show floor. Listen in for his hands-on impressions of the Oculus Rift, Sony’s VR headset, the Steam controller, PlayStation Now and more!
Games Mentioned: Day Z, NBA 2K14, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, Pokemon X, Mario Kart 7, Game & Wario, The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, Bravely Default, Formula D, and Yomi
This week, the Bosscast indulges on everything related to the recently-passed holiday season. Listen in for discussions around Keurig coffee machines, pajama pants, and why birthday cake ice cream is inappropriate for adults.
Games Mentioned:Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, Skylanders: Swap Force, Super Mario 3D World, Rocksmith 2014
Before we leave the Xbox 360/PlayStation 3/Wii era behind, the Bosscast takes a stab a creating a list of last generation’s definitive games. We’re already kicking ourselves for forgetting Borderlands, but do you think we left anything else out? Or is there something on our list that you disagree with?
Games Discussed:Super Mario 3D World, The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, NBA 2K14, Call of Duty: Ghosts, Phoenix Wright: Dual Destinies, Ni No Kuni, Lego Marvel Super Heroes, Nintendo Land, New Super Mario Bros. U, Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins, plus our picks for games of the generation.
With the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One launches just days away, the Bosscast analyzes all of the next gen home consoles available this holiday season. Jett and Mat can’t wait to get their PlayStation 4 consoles home, but will Jason have more fun this winter with his upcoming purchase of a Wii U?
Games Mentioned:Disney Infinity Toy Story Play Set, Pokemon Y, Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Gears of War Judgment, Phoenix Wright: Dual Destinies, Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Deadlight, Hunted: The Demon’s Forge, Bomberman Act Zero