Half-Glass Gaming [Episode 9] : Inherently Impervious to Bullet Damage

Inherently Impervious to Bullet Damage

In this episode of the Half-Glass Gaming podcast, Mandi tells of the grand adventures she had while trying to acquire a set of yak-based superpowers. This leads the gang into an attempt to name a video game in which you can play video games while possessing superpowers. Spoiler alert: We found one! And, of course, Witcher 3 references make a comeback, as we have a healthy little debate about whether Witcher powers are magic, superpowers, or both.

After that, we get out our pails and shovels to dig into the sandbox genre, and we draw a line in the sand between sandbox games and open world games. Those terms won’t be used interchangeably here at Half-Glass Gaming.

Also, this episode is full of nonviolent GTA mimes, Fallout 3 babies, and Domestic Dog Simulator (or DDS for short). Get it while it’s hot, folks!

Here’s the full list of games we mention in this episode:

  • Grand Theft Auto (series)
  • StarCraft II
  • Catherine
  • Pitfall (Atari 2600)
  • Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure
  • Animal Crossing
  • Fallout 3
  • Domestic Dog Simulator
  • Infamous
  • Prototype
  • The Darkness
  • The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt
  • Worms 
  • Galaga
  • Saints Row IV
  • Dishonored
  • Hitman (series)
  • Dues Ex (series)
  • SimCity
  • Grand Theft Auto Online
  • The Lord of the Rings Online
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  • Minecraft
  • Shenmue
  • The Sims (series)
  • Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Yakuza (series)
  • Fallout 4
  • Batman: Arkham Asylum
  • Batman: Arkham City
  • Batman: Arkham Knight
  • Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater (series)
  • King’s Quest 6
  • Dick Tracy (NES)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
  • Mafia II
  • L.A. Noire
  • Shadow of the Colossus
  • Fallout 3
  • Half-Life 2
  • Dear Esther
  • Gone Home
  • Counter-Strike
  • The Stanley Parable
  • Portal
  • Narbacular Drop
  • Defense of the Ancients (DotA)
  • Warcraft III
  • Mario Paint
  • No Man’s Sky
  • Terraria
  • Starbound
  • Submerged
  • The Last of Us
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Jimmy Mamatas
Jimmy Mamatas
5 years ago

I’d forgot I hadn’t listened to the podcast until I came home from work today. It was a great surprise! Sandbox games aren’t my preferred type of game but you always have interesting commentary.

In the future I’d love to hear an episode on platform titles or adventure games. They’re some of my favorite games and something I feel modern games do poorly.

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