The Abnormal Mapping Podcast
Abnormal Mapping is a games show for everybody! M, Jackson and sometimes Destiny are here to discuss why they love games, free from the need to be current and plugged in from the often exhausting video game scene.
Every month, we play a game - old or new, big or small, good or bad - and talk about it. We've been doing this for over three years now and all of our episodes are evergreen and welcoming to jump into! We hope you enjoy.
Abnormal Mapping returns with a dive into the history of Nintendo's favorite greed magnate, a man of refined tastes and great financial need, the second most handsome foil in all of Video Games, Wario! We're joined by a special guest today to discuss non-linearity, the weirdness of a game without death, and just how cool the Game Boy Color aesthetic can be. Join us, on this most lusty adventure!
This Month's Game Club: Wario Land 3
Abnormal Mapping is back with a special guest and a long-lived game stricken from Em's backlog forever as Six Dettmar joins us to talk about marriage, weapon triangles, permadeath and more as we explore the strange turn of events that is Fire Emblem: Awakening! With Jackson gone, we get deep in the weeds on fantasy nonsense, anime tropes, and how sometimes what makes a game popular is really hard to pin down.
This Month's Game Club: Fire Emblem: Awakening
Next Month's Game Club: Wario Land 3
Abnormal Mapping returns in 2018 with our first Patron-guested episode as we rise to our most massive challenge yet—the iconic Shadow of the Colossus! Em's re-evaluation of a long-disliked game and Jackson's resolve to place an old game in context go head to head as we talk about horses, monsters, remakes, and just how far games have come since 2005. This episode is as wild as any giant beast, and we're just as diligent as any sword boy trying to save a lady.
Things Discussed: Halo, The Witcher, book shops, Guardian Heroes, Gunstar Super Heroes, GBA Flash Carts, Austin Walker's review of Monster Hunter World, Shadow of the Colossus, Heather Alexandra's Shadow of the Colossus Let's Play, the HD Shadow of the Colossus remake for PS4, the Boss Fight Book's Shadow of the Colossus book by Nick Suttner
This Month's Game Club: Shadow of the Colossus
Next Month's Game Club: Fire Emblem: Awakening
Hello everyone and welcome to the very last Abnormal Mapping of 2017! The year is over, we're all bundled up in the tepid cold of this global warming reality playing whatever we decided to get done over holiday break, and that means it's time for us to bring to you the lengthy catalogue of games we played in this hell year of two thousand seventeen.
In this THREE (3) [III] hour podcast we have an array of music for you to enjoy during this down week between observed days off. We'll also run down our favorite and least favorite games played in this year, along with some special guests.
A few notes: you can find our episode for the music from games we played for the first three months of the year on Abnormal Mapping 65. The Hellblade article we reference in this episode can be found here. Also, to enjoy this episode in higher quality than our hosting can support, please consider listening to it on YouTube if you're sensitive to that sort of thing!