Super Gamer 86 – This Apex Isn’t That Apex

Apex Construct is not Apex Legends. If you go to the Chinese Steam page for Apex Construct it will tell you this explicitly. This week’s guest is Andreas Juliusson, marketing and communications manager for Fast Travel Games, and he’s here to tell us why that is.

Download link – Super Gamer 86 – This Apex Isn’t That Apex (Andreas Juliusson)

Follow @FastTravelGames on Twitter and Facebook. This week they’re celebrating Apex Construct‘s one-year anniversary on PSVR.

Apex Construct PS4 Pro

Owners of Apex Construct have a chance to win this beauty on Wednesday, February 20th. Follow Fast Travel Games on social media to learn how.

Super Gamer 85 – Control Schemes part one: Benjamin Gwin

Hey Super Gamers. So this episode is kind of a two-parter in two different media; we’ve got a THEME this week: wacky controls!

On this week’s podcast, we’ve got Benjamin “Bearzly” Gwin, the Guinness World Record holder for Most alternative control methods used to complete Dark Souls. He’s beaten the game using a Rock Band drum kit, guitar, his voice, a dance pad, a steering wheel, and more. Find out why and how he did it, and what it would take to bring him out of retirement!

Download link – Super Gamer 85 – Control Schemes part one: Benjamin Gwin

Control Schemes part two has been taken down briefly, but will return!

Super Gamer 84 – Enkian Games

In this week’s Super Gamer, we’ve got Jordan Allen of Enkian Games on to talk about their recent release: Tales of Enki: Pilgrimage. Listen in on some of the nitty-grit of RPG making: How much damage should each weapon do? How much health should a Red Potion restore? And how much effort goes into creating NPCs?

Download link – Super Gamer 84 – Enkian Games

Super Gamer 77 – Roughdawg4, the Second Greatest Trophy Collector in the World

Okay, so I love getting platinum trophies. They give my life meaning. I’ve got a total of four.

Roughdawg4 has like 1,700 of them. Platinum. He’s got the second highest trophy score on PSN in the entire world, behind only the fabled Hakoom.

In this week’s episode, Roughdawg4 regales us with tales from the trophy hunt.

Download link – Super Gamer 77 – Roughdawg4

Check out Roughdawg4’s trophy guides at ps3imports.org

Follow Roughdawg4 on Twitter

Super Gamer Podcast – Episode 72 – eSports Education

Hey Super Gamers, tune in to episode 72 to hear from the prez (Melanie Penner) and VP (Lorhiz Aquino) of University of Manitoba eSports. Hear about the group’s growth into a more competitive program, where they want to go from here, and how you can join.

Download link – Super Gamer episode 72 – U of M eSports

Super Gamer episode 71 – The Portal (of Awesomeness!)

Virtual reality + licensed venue you can book with your friends = super happy fun time!

Chris Hall is the owner of The Portal in Winnipeg, which is pretty much exactly the above equation. He’s our guest of Episode 71, and he’s generously offered 20 per cent off for bookings for Super Gamer listeners: just enter “SGP” in when you book time at https://www.theportalwpg.ca.

Download link – Super Gamer episode 71 – The Portal

Super Gamer episode 70 – Game-itoba

Okay, Winnipeg tabletop enthusiasts, there’s good news and there’s bad news.

First, the bad: JimCon, a way cool tabletop gaming convention in Winnipeg that I visited last November, is no more.

The good news, though, is there’s a new tabletop gaming convention in town: Game-itoba! It’s conveniently at the same location on the same weekend.

Learn more from Game-itoba co-chair Mike Hofer on today’s Super Gamer!

Download link – Super Gamer episode 70 – Game-itoba

Super Gamer episode 69 – All Star Gaelic Football

Today’s guest is Peadar McMahon of Mojopin Studios. Mojopin is making a Gaelic football game, and is looking for funding. Gaelic football is awesome, but Peadar says an old video game franchise of it on PS2 was not. Mojopin is shooting for awesome with its game. Check out the Kickstarter here.

Download link – Super Gamer episode 69 – All Star Gaelic Football

I forgot to ask Peadar about the leniency refs give in Gaelic when it comes to dribbling the ball. To me — someone who has seen very little Gaelic and knows very little about the sport — it looks like Gaelic refs follow the NBA rulebook when it comes to travelling.

If one of you fine listeners can fill me in, leave a comment below.

Super Gamer episode 68 – Ubisoft Winnipeg

Get the deets on Ubisoft’s announcement that they’re opening a studio in Winnipeg, Manitoba. This episode features Ubisoft Canadian Studios CEO Yannis Mallat, managing director of Ubisoft Winnipeg Darryl Long, and New Media Manitoba’s Louie Ghiz.

Download link – Super Gamer episode 68 – Ubisoft Winnipeg

Super Gamer Episode 66 – Wizard Mode

Pinball is way deeper than it looks. Did you know each machine comes with instructions? I learned this with a visit to Forth in Winnipeg to speak to David Morris and Kevin Peden of the Manitoba Pinball League. Listen in!

Download link – Super Gamer episode 66 – Wizard Mode

Check out the Manitoba Pinball website.