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Spawn On Me Ep1: Allow Me To Re-Introduce Myself

Hosts Kahlief Adams and Cicero Holmes give a little background on themselves and share some of the top stories of this week in gaming. We introduce the “Shoodabble” and talk about some of the hate going on in the industry.

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Kahlief Adams

Kahlief was born and raised in the Bronx, New York. As an avid technophile and lover of all things video games. He set his career path in the direction of a life making games until he found out his arch nemesis, “Math,” had other plans in store. So instead of making the next Tetris he found himself writing and talking about games on his website The Spawn Point Blog and Spawn On Me. Check out what I'm blabbering about over @kahjahkins on Twitter. PSN = KAHJAH1 XBL=KAHJAHKINS

9 Comments
  • Arobin10
    Reply

    First, I just want to say Happy Birthday to your actual 1st blog. I guess I’m making history with you as the first to comment. I really wanted to let you both know how much I enjoyed the discussion topics, as well as your individual points of view. I agree with stubby Stan re: the borefest that gears of war has become, but I plan to conduct a semi peaceful sit in outside kalief’s home in protest of his blasphemous views re: FF7. Thanks for doing this & I look forward to sharing more in the future.

    January 27, 2014 at 6:10 pm
    • thespawnpointblog
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      This is Kahlief, thank you so much for listening to the cast and I’m really happy you enjoyed it. I’m down for all sit downs and therapy sessions involving the FF7.

      January 27, 2014 at 7:43 pm
  • Arobin10
    Reply

    Anytime brah. I actually would love to know you guys position on the Nintendo Wii. I own it and a PS4 and plan to purchase the xbox one at some point. I love the wii u, but Nintendo has made many missteps with marketing & finding a target audience.

    January 27, 2014 at 11:11 pm
    • thespawnpointblog
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      We will totally discuss some of that on the show. I had a Wii but gave it away a couple of months after seeing how little it offered me. But we can totally talk about is.

      January 28, 2014 at 3:10 pm
  • Arobin10
    Reply

    Sorry, I meant wii u, but I’m definitely looking forward to hearing discussion on it & the other consoles/titles.

    January 28, 2014 at 9:33 pm
    • Cicero Holmes
      Reply

      I felt a little dirty not mentioning the WiiU as if it doesn’t exist. Not having the console, I’ve missed out on one of the best games of the year in Super Mario World. Having said that I think I have some very strong feelings about where Nintendo is as home console maker in the current gaming environment. SPOILER ALERT: It’s not overwhelmingly positive!
      But accentuating the positives & not so virtues of the system, & the system maker is absolutely something we’ll tackle on the show!

      January 30, 2014 at 3:31 am
  • Colin Fisher
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    Well, I had to give it a listen for my main man, Cicero. You guys were talking about the amount of people that you usually play with within a group whilst gaming. I think it depends on the experience. In squad based gameplay, like Battlefield 4, where your squad can really help determine the outcome of the game, I think having a core of 5 playing together and communicating well is paramount. I also think this group size caters towards the console crowd really well. The 4-8 player amount works really well for keeping a close group that works well together.

    However! The best gaming experiences I’ve EVER had… (And Cicero knows, I’ve played a LOT of games… a LOT… too many.) have been in DayZ and World of Warcraft. And both of those have been with large groups. Now in DayZ, we had a group of 16, and we had a night of repairing a chopper. To put it into a nutshell, we repaired the chopper, were scared to death of dying, had hackers attack us, tried to take a screenshot together, hackers shot down the chopper while said screenshot was happening, laughs were had, tears were shed.

    But my ultimate gaming experience, as much as I hate to admit it, was in World of Warcraft defeating the Four Horseman boss encounter with a 40 man raid. It was a boss encounter that required all 40 people that were playing to be coordinating and communicating with extreme efficiency. We spent months refining our strategy, and when we finally killed the boss, it was the biggest sense of accomplishment and satisfaction that we’ve ever had in all of gaming.

    So to wrap it up, I believe that small groups are the more convenient group sizes and it’s easy to have a fun, casual game experience with friends… but I strongly believe that having a large coordinated group of players playing together and achieving a goal together is an experience that every gamer should have at some point in their gaming life.

    Also, the game genre I hate… Mobile games… and you won’t like this… sports games.

    And Kahlief, I’m with you on the Final Fantasy hate. I didn’t miss that game. I played it when it came out, but I also don’t like turn-based games.

    January 30, 2014 at 1:44 am
    • Cicero Holmes
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      Thanks Colin for both your feedback & your support! We appreciate the hate! What type of mobile games do you hate? Is there no room in your life for a quick game of Temple Run or Solitaire? And do you hate all sports games or do you hate what sports games have become?

      January 30, 2014 at 3:24 am
      • Colin Fisher
        Reply

        I hate what sports games have become. It’s a stale market, and you guys definitely mentioned that in this episode.

        For mobile games, I just hate all of them. I have a strong reaction to any game with microtransactions now. It’s almost as if every microtransaction game allows you to pay to cheat. The games are designed to take time if you use the normal gameplay methods, but now people can just pay real money to essentially cheat. I think it’s that fact that just makes me hate the whole genre. Sure some games have just paid cosmetic content that doesn’t effect the game in any way, but the REALLY successful games are usually pay to cheat.

        I guess I just want the game to be up front about the cost. I would gladly pay more knowing I get a lot of content. Don’t make me download your game for free under false pretenses.

        January 30, 2014 at 11:57 am

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