Welcome to GG Episode 5, our gaming podcast here at eciov. In this episode, Sean and Josh talk about Sean’s obsession with The Walking Dead – the game and the TV show. Josh brings up the new Steam Machine controller design and his love hate relationship with Alto’s Adventure. They also discuss the new microtransactions available in Elder Scrolls Online and Josh’s new tanking build.

If you play Elder Scrolls Online, Josh wants you to join his guild. He’s a high-level crafter in every category and wants to create an active guild. He hosts regular crafting sessions where he’ll craft you whatever you want if you bring the materials. The guild would also like to run dungeons on a casual basis. We don’t currently hold role-playing events but would love to do so with enough interest. We don’t expect anything from anyone; just that you enjoy your time in the game. Send a message to @burlimonster for a guild invite. See you in the game!

Our hosts, Sean and Josh, both work in the tech industry and spend way too much of their time playing games. From consoles to tabletop, they’re interested in all genres of gaming. Josh’s first video game was Pitfall! from the Atari 2600 first released in 1982. Sean’s first game was Duck Hunt on the NES first released in 1985. Apparently, Josh’s parents were cooler than Sean’s… or less responsible. Hard to say.

As we move forward with the podcast, we’ll cover a wide range of gaming topics, bring other gamers in for interviews, and do some Q&A from our listeners. We want your feedback. Sure, we’re doing this show because we love gaming, but we’re also here to entertain you. If we mess up, we want you to tell us. If you have a question, ask it. Feel free to leave a comment, and we’ll get back to you.

Episode 5 – Walking Scrolls of Alto’s Steamy Adventure Show Notes

Telltale Games – A great game developer that specifically works on immersive games.

The Walking Dead (Game) – A zombie-ish game that allows you to choose your own path.

The Walking Dead (TV) – Check out the Wikipedia entry to learn more about the show.

PewDiePie – A popular YouTuber who does game walkthroughs.

Tomb Raider 2013 – Many people Game of the Year for 2013. Check it out.

Thief 2014 – A great stealth-based game built by Square Enix.

Choose Your Own Adventure – A children’s book series that had multiple endings depending on the choices you made as you read it.

Ski Safari – A downhill endless skier that dominated the iTunes game charts for a long time.

Alto’s Adventure – A downhill endless snowboarder that’s currently popular on iTunes.

Steam Machine – A new game console coming out this November.

Steam Machine Controller – Valve’s elusive game controller also coming this November.

Source 2 Engine – Valve’s new game engine.

Half Life – One of the first and best game franchises to steal everyone’s hearts.

Xbox 360 Controller – If you’ve never tried the Xbox 360 controller, check out this Wikipedia article.

Elder Scrolls Online – A free to play MMORPG in the world of Skyrim and the Elder Scrolls lore.

Crown Store (ESO) – A brief walkthrough of what the Crown Store is and isn’t.

Siphoning Nightblade Tank – There’s a brief description of a good Nightblade Tank on this site.

Monsters Guild – Check it out in the game by sending @burlimonster mail in the game.

Josh Carr
Josh founded eciov in 2008 and has overseen it's evolution into a lifestyle site. He enjoys all things digital, art, music, creativity -- anything that can evoke emotion. If he's not working on this site or at his day job as a UX Engineer, he's out riding his motorcycle or jumping his truck on trails in the mountains.
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