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Play Video Games & Fight Slavery

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 Ma...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

I Moved My Blog

Hey Destructoid-ers, For anyone that has enjoyed any of my posts here, and would like to read more of them - this is a heads up that I moved my writing to 1up. I am currently in the middle of a 30 Day Blogging Challenge. I'm not trying to ...

 
 
 
 

The Untold Story of Wii U

There has been no shortage of people’s thoughts and comments about Nintendo’s next console. The word “potential” has been thrown around a lot, but potential to do what has been pretty ambiguous. I won’t be getting into the common questions ...

 
 
 
 

GATTACAST 16: SUMMER BLOCKBUSTER EDITION

Jeff and Jennifer join Jesse to talk about the summer blockbuster movies, video game to movie adaptations, movie to video game adaptations, why those typically end up being failures, and if there is any potential for success in such project...

 
 
 
 

GUYS, GET OVER IT! Girls Game. Some Don't.

It is 2011 and I still see frequent blogs and articles of how to get that girlfriend or wife of yours into video games. Guys want to find ways to coax their girls into a passion for their hobby. Publishers try to scheme up ways to tap into ...

 
 
 

The Video Game Micro Review

My friend talked me into doing something I never intended to do for the gaming community – write game reviews. There is no shortage of game reviews to find, whether professional or amateur. I don’t like giving scores to games, as they can e...

 
 
 
 
 
 

Dear Nintendo, It's Not You. It's Me.

Nintendo, we’ve grown apart for quite a while. It’s time to move on now. There are a lot of people that really like you. You have a lot to offer. But let’s not fool ourselves any longer. We just aren’t for each other. You have given me gr...

 
 
 
 

Of Course Video Games Are Art - Duh!

ah yes, quite classy. this man has won awards... more than one... plural. ART! proof that skilled writers exist outside of the game industry this is simply juvenile compared to the narrative in most Resident Evil or Halo games pr...

 
 
 

Our Charity Needs a Better Model

Most people who play games on a regular basis likely have disposable income. It is imperative to look beyond ourselves, to have a global perspective, and see there is true suffering in the world that each of us can do something about. As a ...

 
 
 
 
 

Voyaging to E3 and Beyond with Kmart

The video game industry does not simply need more voices. It needs new voices. As an adult and life-long gamer, I love video games for where they have come from, where they are, and I love video games especially for where they are going. I ...

 
 
 

Dragon Age 2: Life in Kirkwall so far

No need to consider this an official review, but after twelve hours or so I’m just going to describe some of my Dragon Age 2 experiences. I played through DA: Origins twice as a rogue. I tried as a mage once, but it was not fun for me. Howe...

 
 
 

When Trolls Become Journalists

In hopes of an actual intelligent conversation, I am providing a point by point response to the article published here regarding Jonathan Holmes’ comments on David Cage and Heavy Rain (http://www.destructoid.com/heavy-rain-creator-really-li...

 
 
 

GATTACAST episode 8: Bad Games We Love

Jesse & Mandy talk about bad games that we enjoyed. Game talk: Deadly Premonition, Uncharted 2, Spirits, Beyond Good & Evil Bad Games We Loved: Deadly Premonition, Alpha Protocol, Star Wars: Shadow of the Empire, Harry Potter, plus some ...

 
 
 

Tell Me What Bad Games Do You Love

On my next podcast (GATTACAST), we are going to talk about some games that we had tons of fun playing, but concede are actully quite bad. My personal favorite is Alpha Protocol. I don't know if I could recommend it to anyone in good conscie...

 
 
 

Living in the Renaissance of Gaming

Now is the time to play video games. Perusing game site message boards and forums could lead one to think video games are terrible and the industry is all going downhill. There is an abundance of complaints about too many sequels, “dumbing-...

 
 

About GATTACASTjesseone of us since 5:48 PM on 01.24.2011

Video Game Podcaster: www.GATTACAST.com - 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.