Casual Master Quest
Casual Master Quest #050: God Bless Elon Musk

Casual Master Quest #050: God Bless Elon Musk

May 20, 2019

Happy birthday to us! Hell yeah, we are indulging in a self-congratulatory fashion as we just hit our 1-year anniversary! How else are Tyler and Nik going to celebrate than by feeling nostalgic with ourselves and reveling in the video game industry's injustices! Looking at you, Riot, you're kinda killing the frosting over here with your poor conduct. Jump into the memories, our wishes, our future aspirations! This is Casual Master Quest, ready to serve the world for another year and beyond, Queenberry's rules.

Games We Played:

Overwatch

Katana Zero

Runescape 3

Modular segment: Most memorable episode we have recorded/reflect on the journey so far

Topic of the Show: With all the issues with Riot games and the gaming industry in general, should the players of these games start getting involved?

https://kotaku.com/as-deadline-passes-riot-games-doesn-t-budge-on-key-wal-1834842904

https://dotesports.com/news/riot-response-emplyoee-walkout

Game releases:

  • Assassin’s Creed III: Remastered (May 21, Switch)
  • Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland (May 21, PS4/Switch/PC)
  • Dauntless (May 21, PS4/XB1)
  • Resident Evil Origins Collection (May 21, Switch)
  • Team Sonic Racing (May 21, PS4/XB1/PC/Switch)
  • Total War: Three Kingdoms (May 23, PC)

This day in gaming (May 20th):

  • Drakenguard 3 (PS3, 2014)
  • Wolfenstein: The New Order (PS3, X360, PC 2014)

https://www.mobygames.com/stats/this-day/0520

Tyler: @TwoTimesTyler

Nik: twitch.tv/lrwarrior11, Twitter and IG @lrwarrior11

CMQ: Twitter @MasterQuestPod, Email casualmasterquest@gmail.com, https://www.facebook.com/CasualMasterQuest/

Come see Nikhil’s project discussed in the show!

Emeraldhorizon.net

https://soundcloud.com/revelriesmusic is where you can find the artist who made our theme song!

All other music was purchased and played under the Creative Commons license which can be found at https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

The promotion ended, but screw it, they're great! Our podcast partner this week is still Death Saving Bros.!

http://www.deathsavingbros.com/

Casual Master Quest #049: African-Midgardian

Casual Master Quest #049: African-Midgardian

May 13, 2019

Tyler survived Canada! We discuss the similarities and differences between U.S. and Canadian culture as well as all the cool adventures Tyler and Nik made during this unforgettable week. Sony's State of Play leaves a lot to be desired and admired, people are going bananas over the chosen voice actor's style for Barret in the upcoming Final Fantasy 7 remake, and Tyler hates planes. This is Casual Master Quest.

Games We Played:

 

Katana Zero

World of Warcraft

Breath of the Wild

Deceit

Runescape 3

Topic of the Show:

Playstation’s State of Play

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gWK9-2pdXQ

https://www.gamespot.com/articles/sony-ps4-state-of-play-news-roundup-everything-ann/1100-6466735/

 

Game releases:

  • A Plague Tale: Innocence (PS4, Xbox One, PC) – May 14
  • Cytus Alpha (Switch) – May 14
  • Rage 2 (PS4, Xbox One, PC) – May 14
  • Redout (Switch) – May 14
  • Bubsy: Paws of Fire! (PS4, Switch, PC)  – May 16
  • Steven Universe: Save the Light & OK K.O.! Bundle (PS4, Xbox One, Switch) – May 17

This day in gaming (May 13th):

  • Doom (XBO, PS4, PC 2016)
  • Gran Turismo (PS1, 1998)

 

https://www.mobygames.com/stats/this-day/0513

  1. Tyler: @TwoTimesTyler
  2. Nik: twitch.tv/lrwarrior11, Twitter and IG @lrwarrior11
  3. CMQ: Twitter @MasterQuestPod, Email casualmasterquest@gmail.com, https://www.facebook.com/CasualMasterQuest/

Come see Nikhil’s project discussed in the show!

Emeraldhorizon.net

https://soundcloud.com/revelriesmusic is where you can find the artist who made our theme song!

All other music was purchased and played under the Creative Commons license which can be found at https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Our podcast partner this week is Death Saving Bros.!

http://www.deathsavingbros.com/

Casual Side Quest: The ‘Obsessed With Success’ Game Project

Casual Side Quest: The ‘Obsessed With Success’ Game Project

April 29, 2019

A team of college students bands together to create a board game that has been gathering wildly positive reviews from their peers! Could this be the next step of a future household game brand? Obsessed With Success helps you practice overbearing parenthood while providing a reflection of the real-life struggles many students face today from family and culture. Join us as Nik, one of the founders of the game (and co-host of the show) and Tyler (some dweeb who wants in on the talk) talk about stealing piano skills, hurting your future to destroy others, and trying to be the perfect little son and daughter in this slowly budding game!

Wrap-ups & Plug-Ins:

  1. Tyler: @TwoTimesTyler
  2. Nik: twitch.tv/lrwarrior11, Twitter and IG @lrwarrior11
  3. CMQ: Twitter @MasterQuestPod, Email casualmasterquest@gmail.com, https://www.facebook.com/CasualMasterQuest/

Come see the video introduction of Obsessed With Success!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sq8xXDYATVo

https://soundcloud.com/revelriesmusic is where you can find the artist who made our theme song!

Check out our partner podcast, http://www.deathsavingbros.com/ !

All other music was purchased and played under the Creative Commons license which can be found at https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Casual Master Quest #048: Mr. Mime’s Mystery Juice

Casual Master Quest #048: Mr. Mime’s Mystery Juice

April 22, 2019

Mr. Mime, you taste so gooood. Join us this week as we explore 7-11's advertising deal with Detective Pikachu (with a Detective Pikachu TCG card pull during the show!), lay down the sudden details of the PlayStation 5 and the wild stuff they claim they'll put into it, and then lay some passionate appreciation to the Mount Rushmore of 90s American Actors. This is Casual Master Quest.

Games We Played:

Beat Saber (VR)

I Expect You To Die (VR)

Ocarina of Time 3D

Runescape 3

Risk of Rain 2

Modular segment: 7-11 in the US has been making a big advertising jump for Detective Pikachu. Do you think this type of brand “synergy” is successful? Also, Mr. Mime's Mystery Flavor.

https://www.polygon.com/2019/4/19/18507965/detective-pikachu-mr-mime-flavor-slurpee-7-11

Topic of the Show: The PlayStation 5 and Sony's released specifications on it.

https://www.techradar.com/news/gaming/consoles/ps5-release-date-news-and-features-1213409

Game releases:

This day in gaming (April 22nd):

  • Star Fox Zero (Wii U, 2016)
  • Portal/Portal 2 combo pack (Steam, 2011, Portal 2 introduced to Japan)
  • NieR (PS3/360, Japan, 2010)
  • Guild Wars (PC, 2009)
  • Shin Megami Tensei Persona 3 FES (PS2, US and Canada 2008)
  • Pokemon Diamond & Pearl (NDS, 2007)
  • PuyoPuyo (TurboGrafx CD, Japan 1994)

https://www.mobygames.com/stats/this-day/0422

  1. Tyler: @TwoTimesTyler
  2. Nik: twitch.tv/lrwarrior11, Twitter and IG @lrwarrior11
  3. CMQ: Twitter @MasterQuestPod, Email casualmasterquest@gmail.com, https://www.facebook.com/CasualMasterQuest/

Come see Nikhil’s project discussed in the show!

Emeraldhorizon.net

https://soundcloud.com/revelriesmusic is where you can find the artist who made our theme song!

All other music was purchased and played under the Creative Commons license which can be found at https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Random Pokemon Online TCG Code (First one to get it): QHQ-TW6P-7RG-RLN

Our podcast partner this week is Death Saving Bros.!

http://www.deathsavingbros.com/

Casual Master Quest #047: Difficulty Decisions

Casual Master Quest #047: Difficulty Decisions

April 15, 2019

Time to make a difficult call. Do you appeal to the mainstream at the cost of hurting the ideology of your niche player base? Should every game be accessible to every passionate player, despite their circumstances? When is it time to quit? Join Tyler as he passes through tough times and Nik as he works through the latest iteration of his school passion project as the team tackles the touch talk about when it's time to make a game easier, and when to hold your ground.

Games We Played:

Runescape 3

Breath of the Wild

Modular Segment: What is the hardest game that made you quit?

TOTS: Sekiro and difficulty/accessibility debate.

https://www.theverge.com/2019/4/9/18302796/sekiro-shadows-die-twice-copypasta-you-cheated-not-only-the-game-memes

Game releases:

  • Anno 1800 (Apr 16, PC)
  • Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster (Apr 16, NS/XB1)
  • Worldwar Z (Apr 16, PS4/XB1/PC)
  • Cuphead (Apr 18, NS)
  • Our World Is Ended (Apr 18, PS4/NS)
  • Konami Anniversary Collection: Arcade Classics (Apr 20, PS4/Xb1/PC/NS)

This day in gaming (April 15th):

https://www.mobygames.com/stats/this-day/0415

Wrap ups & plug ins :

  1. Tyler: @TwoTimesTyler
  2. Nik: twitch.tv/lrwarrior11, Twitter and IG @lrwarrior11
  3. CMQ: Twitter @MasterQuestPod, Email casualmasterquest@gmail.com, https://www.facebook.com/CasualMasterQuest/

Come see Nikhil’s project discussed in the show!

Emeraldhorizon.net

https://soundcloud.com/revelriesmusic is where you can find the artist who made our theme song!

All other music was purchased and played under the Creative Commons license which can be found at https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Casual Master Quest #046: Virtual Reality Podcasting

Casual Master Quest #046: Virtual Reality Podcasting

April 8, 2019

Who knew you could hook your PSVR up to your PC? Tyler sure as hell finds out as he does the whole show in virtual reality! We discuss Casual Master Quest's Great Voyage that happens at the end of the month, how Epic is really being either a blessing of competition or a thorn in the gamer's mind of video game free marketplace, and Nintendo thinks they can do VR too! Hope you like being a submarine captain!

Games We Played:

Ocarina of Time Randomizer

Spiderman

Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door

Grand Theft Auto, Roleplay Edition

Modular segment: Steam Has Competition (and Toxicity)

https://kotaku.com/borderlands-is-getting-review-bombed-on-steam-over-epic-1833818454

Topic of the Show: Nintendo's VR Labo 

https://www.techradar.com/news/zelda-and-mario-confirmed-f

Or-nintendo-switch-vr

Game releases:

  1. Dangerous Driving (PS4, Xbox One) – April 9
  2. Neo Atlas 1469 (Switch) – April 9
  3. Shovel Knight Showdown (PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC, Mac) – April 9
  4. Ace Attorney Trilogy (PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC) – April 9
  5. Zanki Zero: Last Beginning (PS4, PC) – April 9
  6. Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain (PS4) – April 11
  7. Nintendo Labo: VR Kit (Switch) – April 12
  8. Konami Arcade Classics (PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC) – April 13

This day in gaming (April 8th):

  • Titanfall (Xbox 360, 2014)
  • Assassin’s Creed Director’s Cut Edition (Steam, 2008)
  • Final Fantasy Origins (PSX, 2003)
  • Windjammers (Neo Geo, 1994)
  • Donkey Kong (NES Japan, 1988)
  • Double Dragon (NES Japan, 1988)
  • https://www.mobygames.com/stats/this-day/0408

Wrap ups & plug ins :

  1. Tyler: @TwoTimesTyler
  2. Nik: twitch.tv/lrwarrior11, Twitter and IG @lrwarrior11
  3. CMQ: Twitter @MasterQuestPod, Email casualmasterquest@gmail.com, https://www.facebook.com/CasualMasterQuest/

Come see Nikhil’s project discussed in the show!

Emeraldhorizon.net

https://soundcloud.com/revelriesmusic is where you can find the artist who made our theme song!

All other music was purchased and played under the Creative Commons license which can be found at https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

The Super Casual Goon Master Squad Quest Podcast #045: Yeah

The Super Casual Goon Master Squad Quest Podcast #045: Yeah

April 1, 2019

Nik died, Brandon took over, Amanda is here too. Yeah. 

SUPER

GOON

SQUAD

Casual Master Quest #044: The Balls of Some People

Casual Master Quest #044: The Balls of Some People

March 25, 2019

Nikhil wrangles in not one, but TWO awesome guests! Championing the show while Tyler is on vacation, the freshly forged trio dig into multiplayer, Google, and the absolute importance of trash talking!

Games We Played:

Destiny 2

Apex Legends

The Division 2

Overwatch

7 Days To Die

Rimworld

Modular segment: If you could turn any single player game into a multiplayer, what would you pick? What would be the fun and consequences of it happening?

Topic of the Show: Google Stadia and post GDC discussion

https://www.polygon.com/2019/3/19/18272856/google-stadia-gdc-2019-announcement

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/gdc-2019-coverage,news-29650.html

Game releases:

  1. Danganronpa Trilogy (PS4, March 26th)
  2. Generation Zero (PS4/XB1/PC, March 26th)
  3. The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel - Decisive Edition (PS4, March 26th)
  4. MLB The Show 19 (PS4, March 26th)
  5. Nelke & The Legendary Alchemists: Ateliers of the new world (PS4/PC/NS, March 26th)
  6. Outward (PS4/XB1/PC, March 26th)
  7. The Princess Guide (PS4/NS, March 26th)
  8. Assassin’s Creed III: Remastered (PS4/XB1/PC/NS, March 29th) - NS May 21
  9. Tropico 6 (PS4/XB1/PC, March 29th) - consoles summer
  10. Yoshi’s Crafted World (NS, March 29th)

This day in gaming (March 25th):

  • Hyrule Warriors: Legends (3DS. 2016)
  • Slither.io (PC, 2016)
  • Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls (PC, 2014)
  • Warframe (PC, 2013)
  • Crisis Core: FFVII (PSP, 2008)
  • The Sims (GC & XBOX OG, 2003)
  • Final Fantasy III (Playstation Japan, 1999)

https://www.mobygames.com/stats/this-day/0325

 

Wrap ups & plug ins :

  1. Tyler: @TwoTimesTyler
  2. Nik: twitch.tv/lrwarrior11, Twitter and IG @lrwarrior11
  3. Ryan: @abittoolethal
  4. Arrican: @TheArrican
  5. CMQ: Twitter @MasterQuestPod, Email casualmasterquest@gmail.com

https://soundcloud.com/revelriesmusic is where you can find the artist who made our theme song!

All other music was purchased and played under the Creative Commons license which can be found at https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Casual Master Quest #043: Captain Hypothetical Ft. Snoop Dogg

Casual Master Quest #043: Captain Hypothetical Ft. Snoop Dogg

March 17, 2019

Is it Gangster or Gangsta? The competitive gaming world goes up in smoke as Snoop Dogg takes his shining moment to announce a new gaming league! Companies are bowing out (and in) to E3, Tyler discovers the beauty of Bluetooth with phones, and Nik is down with the sickness and up for the idea that E3 needs to evolve. Could it be time for ESA to try something wild before it becomes irrelevant? The possibility of a new way to introduce developer unions looms ahead on this episode of Casual Master Quest! Happy belated St. Patrick's Day, everyone!

Games We Played:

Destiny 2

Ocarina of Time Randomizer (MultiWorld)

 

Modular Segment: Gangster(Gangsta) Gaming League

https://www.twingalaxies.com/feed_details.php/4692/snoop-doggs-gangster-gaming-league-lacks-bark-at-launch

Topic of the Show: The Necessary Evolution of a Declining E3

https://www.cnet.com/news/ea-wont-hold-a-traditional-e3-press-conference-focusing-on-streams-instead/

https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-02-18-was-playstations-e3-criticism-justified-l-opinion

http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2019/03/limited_run_games_confirms_e3_2019_press_conference

Game releases:

  1. Fate/Extella Link (PS4/PC/Vita/NS, Mar 19)
  2. SNK 40th Anniversary Collection (PS4, Mar 19)
  3. Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon: Every Buddy! (PS4/NS, Mar 20)
  4. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (PS4/XB1/PC, Mar 22)

This day in gaming (March 18th):

  1. Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (PS3/PS4/360/XB1, 2014)
  2. Metal Gear Solid: The Essential Collection (PS/PS2, 2008)
  3. Epic Games, Inc. (2004) - Epic and Scion Studios merge.
  4. Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire (GBA, 2003)

https://www.mobygames.com/stats/this-day/0318

Wrap ups & plug ins :

  1. Tyler: Stream schedule, twitch.tv/twotimestyler, Twitter @TwoTimesTyler
  2. Nik: twitch.tv/lrwarrior11, Twitter and IG @lrwarrior11
  3. CMQ: Twitter @MasterQuestPod, Email casualmasterquest@gmail.com

https://soundcloud.com/revelriesmusic is where you can find the artist who made our theme song!

All other music was purchased and played under the Creative Commons license which can be found at https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Casual Master Quest #042: John Wick: The Movie: The Game

Casual Master Quest #042: John Wick: The Movie: The Game

March 11, 2019

Sonic's new "transformation" in his appearance for the movie scares us. A lot. Blizzard cries for help in the most Blizzard way possible, the world (and Sony) celebrates International Women's Day, and Switch deals are coming your way this week with the celebration of Mario Day! Build a new video game movie, you say? We got you covered. This is Casual Master Quest's grand entry into the VG movie world!

Games We Played:

Destiny 2

Terraria

Apex Legends

Overwatch

Halo 3 ODST

Modular Segment: The Perfect Videogame Movie Workshop

  • We build or redesign a movie based off of a video game

Topic of the Show: Women's Celebration, Conspiracy Portals, and Nintendo's Attempt at VR

Game releases:

  1. Dissidia Final Fantasy NT Free Edition [PC, PS4] – March 12
  2. MX vs ATV All Out Anniversary Edition [PC, PS4, XBO] – March 12
  3. Motorsport Manager [Switch] – March 14
  4. The Division 2 [PC, PS4, XBO] – March 15
  5. Fenimore Fillmore: 3 Skulls of the Toltecs [PC] – March 15
  6. Lego Marvel Collection [PS4, XBO] – March 15
  7. One Piece World Seeker [PC, PS4, XBO] – March 15

This day in gaming (Feb 11th):

    1. Hitman: The Complete First Season (XB, PS4, PC 2016)
    2. Dark Souls 2 (PS3 360 2014)
    3. Titanfall (XBO PC 2014)
    4. Mario Party 9 (Wii 2012)
    5. Chrono Trigger (SNES, Japan 1995)

    https://www.mobygames.com/stats/this-day/0311

Wrap ups & plug ins :

  1. Tyler: Stream schedule, twitch.tv/twotimestyler, Twitter @TwoTimesTyler
  2. Nik: twitch.tv/lrwarrior11, Twitter and IG @lrwarrior11
  3. CMQ: Twitter @MasterQuestPod, Email casualmasterquest@gmail.com