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Video Game Podcaster: - Intelligent Conversation for Mature Gamers

part time music composer. part time writer. part time student. full time husband.

long time gamer.

I am particularly interested in Video Games as the new frontier of story-telling.

Twitter: @jessedvorak

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GATTACAST is a friendly, intelligent, colorful, philosophical, and mostly awesome conversation about video games amongst friends. New video game music highlighted in each episode.

This podcast features conversations about games we are playing, video game music, and discussions regarding all things related to the culture, society, art, and politics of the video game world.
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The GATTACAST gang talks about the high and low points of E3 2012

featured music from Crysis 2

Tomb Raider, Last of Us, Beyond: Two Souls, Splinter Cell, The Cave, Sound Shapes, PS Vita, Assassin's Creed, Halo 4, Watch Dogs, Star Wars 1313 & more!

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We are joined by special guest, video game journalist and podcaster, Colette Bennette to talk about the death of the $60 game.

We also talk about some games we are playing:
Diablo III
Dragon's Dogma
To the Moon
Lost Odyssey

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GATTACAST is hosting a fundraising/awareness event for NotForSale on May 4. This is a chance for gamers to show our true colors as caring, active, members or our community.

Come to the Microsoft Store at Mall of American (Minnesota) on May 4th to play in game tournaments (HALO, MvC3, League of Legends), and party games (Wipeout Kinect, Rayman: Origins, etc.) to support the freedom of human life.

No one should be for sale.

Admission is free. Donations appreciated.

Video Game prizes & raffles.

Tell your friends, and show just how giving and caring gamers can be.

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Meagan Marie, formerly of Game Informer magazine, currently at Crystal Dynamics joins us to talk about the video game industry, Lara Croft, & cosplay.

Jesse & Mandy discuss: Journey, I Am Alive, and wonder if Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim has lost its pizazz.

music featured from Enslaved: Odyssey to the West by Nitin Sawney

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special guests:
game developers Ashley McLaughlin & Ty Burks join us to talk about game pricing and value.

We chat about the games we've been playing:
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning
Alan Wake: American Nightmare
Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
Mass Effect 3
I Am Alive
Trials Evolution
mobile games

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music featured from: Rayman: Origins by Billy Martin & Christophe Heral

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

Alan Wake: American Nightmare

Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
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Jesse, Mandy, and Jared are joined by Emily from Top Score Podcast to talk about our favorite characters, moments, and elements from the Mass Effect games so far.

Then we play a new game "Who Am I?" Can you decipher which video game character we are from our clues?

Jesse also shares his experiences with the PSVita so far.

music featured from:
Mass Effect 2 by Jack Wall and Sam Hulick

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Mass Effect

Escape Plan

Mass Effect OST by Jack Wall & Sam Hulick
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