Category Archive: The TKV-Team Podcast

Dec 16 2015

TKV Team Podcast 60 | “Book Learnin”

TKVTeam_Logo2015Get ready for…frankly I don’t know what this is. A book reading and experimental audio. Welcome to another filler episode. The November NPDs were shockingly positive, too many games have hit the market to reasonably keep up with, Itagaki’s Devil’s Third is now desirable for some reason, and the new Star Wars movie is happening this week.

Dec 09 2015

TKV Team Podcast 59 | “Canadian Putin”

TKVTeam_Logo2015A Toronto day-trip to a “winter” BitBazaar event held at the Canadian Videogame Awards give a new batch of indie reactions. After talking about some new gadgets they’ve picked up over the Black Friday season, Karol and Tim dive a bit into new Playstation VR news out of last week’s PSX event.

Also, dark secrets. And sibilance.

Dec 01 2015

TKV Team Podcast 58 | “Holiday Express”

TKVTeam_Logo2015 A quick check-in as we round out the end of the year. But mostly it’s an excuse to reflect on just how new the new Earth Defense Force games are. In a …brief form. With only one person.

Go play Hitman Go. Err, I mean Xenoblade Chronicles X.

Nov 25 2015

TKV Team Podcast 57 | “Overt Negativity”

TKVTeam_Logo2015A deeper look into the final release version of Star Wars Battlefront leads into exchanges on content rationing, game design, the new Animal Crossing “board” game, and words that start with the letter “G.” If gradual realizations about the ways we insulate ourselves with commercialism are your thing, then boy is this the episode for you.

Nov 18 2015

TKV Team Podcast 56 | “Market Factors”

TKVTeam_Logo2015Talks about the Syracuse visit to RetroGameCon, gripes about seller decorum, and a few tidbits from the first Nintendo Direct since Iwata’s passing fill out this week’s show. Also, Karol does a dramatic reading of message board swill for your listening pleasure for the intro. Stay far, far away.

Nov 11 2015

TKV Team Podcast 55 | “Halo my baby, Halo my darlin”

TKVTeam_Logo2015Halo 5, Zelda Triforce Adventures, and a surprise little crowdfunding goodie called Indivisible. A good week in the wind-up to the holidays. Scrutinizing the myriad USB connectors is only a taste of what’s to come. Knock yourself out.

Nov 04 2015

TKV Team Podcast 54 | “Stand-In On the Edge of the Crater”

TKVTeam_Logo2015This week is a stand-in show, but we’ll be back with full discussions on topics like the outcome of the Sony Paris event, No Man’s Sky’s surprisingly reasonable release date, Halo 5 editorial reactions, Lego Infinity, Yokai Watch, and deeply personal calls for help masked as sarcasm.

Oct 27 2015

TKV Team Podcast 53 | “Strong Memories”

TKVTeam_Logo2015This week, Karol and Tim recount the Buffalo Game Space Spooktacular 2015 and the opening weekend for the Strong Museum of Play’s Nintendo 30th Anniversary exhibit in Rochester. They also talk about basement storage, oxygenation, and cover-letter etiquette.

Oct 19 2015

TKV Team Podcast 52 | “Yoshi What I’m Saying?”

TKVTeam_Logo2015This week, Tim goes out of his way to spoil the story in Halo 5 for himself, Karol walks us through some of the new Yoshi’s Woolly world and Disney Infinity 3.0, and we have some surprisingly positive impressions of the new Guitar Hero Live, after getting some time with three songs we’ve never even heard of before the game’s impending release.

Oct 14 2015

TKV Team Podcast 51 | “Beta’n You’ll Like It”

TKVTeam_Logo2015This week is a whole lot of discussion about the (now) public beta for Star Wars Battlefront, which unfortunately…ends the same day as our airing. Karol makes the credible threat that he’ll be buying Disney Infinity 3.0 in the coming days, and we try to keep our 90s-era science fiction titles straight.

Mistakes were made, but we’re not so selfish as to keep them to ourselves.

Oct 06 2015

TKV Team Podcast 50 | “Crowdfunding your Legal Defense”

TKVTeam_Logo2015This week, Tim and Karol delve into bad form in copyright litigation, schadenfreude when a “My Little Ponies” themed Kickstarter outperforms a gaming platform’s crowd-funding campaign, and a range of game releases. There’s plenty more, and really, this week’s a whopper.

Sep 29 2015

TKV Team Podcast 49 | “You and the Kapp’n”

TKVTeam_Logo2015This week, Karol and Tim reflect on the market placement of the Vita in light of a Jason Schreier piece, confront Karol’s White Whales, and note a highlight of dystopian writing in the form of Halo’s ongoing “radio” plays.

Sep 22 2015

TKV Team Podcast 48 | “QCC, Easy as 1-2-3”

TKVTeam_Logo2015This week, Karol and Tim bring good tidings from Queen City Conquest 2015. Anecdotes from the gaming floor and our best impressions of the news we missed. Tim meets the mayor, Karol eats questionable BBQ, and a blossoming realization of our own mortality are prelude to your listening pleasure.

Sony finally gives a name to it’s VR headset (appropriately called PlayStation VR), and TGS signals a new season of games to be delayed to next year.

Sep 15 2015

TKV Team Podcast 47 | “MarioWare DIY”

TKVTeam_Logo2015This week, Karol and Tim play both catch-up and waiting game with new releases, and weigh the pros and cons of staying up for a late-night Sony conference. Early-morning news out of Japan about Nintendo’s new CEO punctuates Apple’s gaming-flavored hardware reveals. It’s a good week, and appropriately enough, we end on a high note about the upcoming Queen City Conquest 2015.

Sep 08 2015

TKV Team Podcast 46 | “Too Hot in Herre”

TKVTeam_Logo2015Karol and Tim do everything possible to avoid talking about the Konami-shaped elephant in the room that is the release of the new Metal Gear, so we gripe about the heat and hit up some unexpected news of a new Pikmin. We also play catch-up on recent playtime with games new and old. Tim bites his tongue so he won’t bore the room about a certain racing title hitting in just a scan few days. We make no mention of Marty O’Donnel wrecking house in the legal sense in his case against Bungie, but that’s also a thing that happened. Happy Tuesday.

Sep 02 2015

TKV Team Podcast | “Crossy Roads, Take Me Home”

TKVTeam_Logo2015This week prompted by some reactions to early word on MGS V The Phantom Pain, Karol and Tim share some points on value propositions in  games, and how during the “Golden Age” of the arcade, game makers were predatory as heck. Karol and Tim both had some heavy play-time this past week, and bounce back and forth on the details.

Namco does something right and hires the minds behind Crossy Roads to make a modern Pac-Man, and everything about it is amazing. Capcom actually release a videogame, but it ends up just being six of their old ones. Hopefully you like “classic” sidescrollers.

Aug 25 2015

TKV Team Podcast 44 | “A Profit Without Honor”

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Aug 18 2015

TKV Team Podcast 43 | “Twitches Get Snitches”


Our audio is mad doo-doos this week. We record “live” on Skype, and Tim gets a DMCA takedown. Karol instructs the class on post-mortem Japanese corporate etiquette. Nintendo crushes one man’s dream, and Tim outwardly justifies it. This somehow leads into a brief stint on student debt. Hope you enjoy the show.

Aug 11 2015

TKV Team Podcast 42 | “Proper Mic Etiquette”

TKVTeam_Logo2015This week, Karol and Tim touch on a few highlights from Gamescom in Germany, and transition into a back-and-forth about game variety and creativity. We also have a brief guest appearance by Sarah, who quickly  lays out some of the goings-on in seasonal League of Legends events.

Aug 04 2015

TKV Team Podcast 41 | “The One Where We Libel”

TKVTeam_Logo2015This week, Karol and Tim lay into loot crates, appreciate the fruits of the USPS, talk a bit about two flavors of gaming conventions, prattle on about MMOs and freemium game models, and actively slander/libel Konami.

There’s quite a bit in this episode, including some bonus round content at the very end.

Jul 28 2015

TKV Team Podcast 40 | “QC by Cacpom”

TKVTeam_Logo2015Tim and Karol find themselves getting surprisingly little material out of the Street Fighter V beta as Capcom’s servers crumble helplessly under the stress of pre-order users. Fear not, as we have the next best thing: the GBA version of Street Fighter Alpha 3, played with a Sega Genesis controller.

Some brief topics of LE Amiibo/Skylander figures somehow transition into commentary on Social Media platforms, the Japanese adaptation of Minecraft-style game systems, chasing Sony’s PS1-era advertising successes, and the boundless joy that is Rocket League.

This week will also signal the start of Gamescom in Germany and Summer Games Done Quick.

Jul 21 2015

TKV Team Podcast 39 | “Pertinent Features”

TKVTeam_Logo2015This week’s show is highlights from EVO 2015, a crowd-funded Earthbound convention streamed on Twitch, the sandwich of Doctor Who and Back to the Future in Lego Dimensions, and social obligations after leaving town for the weekend. Also, fuzzy pickles and arcade-stick trends in the FGC.

As a bonus, here’s a video of Karol playing the Galaxy Force II arcade machine he rebooted at Skylon Tower in Canada.

Jul 14 2015

TKV Team Podcast 38 | “Pour One Out”

TKVTeam_Logo2015This week’s show comes at the head of some very sad news in the gaming world. Satoru Iwata , the President of Nintendo, passed away at the age of 55 the day of our recording. Karol and Tim open with discussion about a survey of arcades on a trip to the Canadian side of Niagara Falls, and close with our reactions to Mr. Iwata’s passing.

We have photos from our Canadian trip on the TKV Team Facebook page.

Jul 07 2015

TKV Team Podcast 37 | “Nasal Considerations”

TKVTeam_Logo2015This week, Karol and Tim catch up on some post-E3 gaming, and talk a bit about current and upcoming titles we’ve been playing amidst the hubbub of a year’s worth of news slapped into a week-long convention. Also, nasal congestion. We briefly follow up on a conversation about what makes a character attractive, which came up after a media interview with the team working on the new Legend of Zelda.

There’s also some news in the making, as some guy finds a priceless gaming artifact in his dad’s storage.

Jun 30 2015

TKV Team Podcast 36 | “Exceeding Lowered Expectations”


For part three of our E3 conference overviews, we snip the tail end of Microsoft’s offerings, and cover what EA, Ubisoft and Nintendo have on tap for the next year. We recount some brief hands-on with this holiday’s Mario Maker for Wii U and Zelda Triforce Adventure for 3DS, and share what are frankly some the most positive reactions we’ve had to a major press event. Something must have gone terribly wrong.

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