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Mashcast: LEGACY

This is the archive of the original Mash Those Buttons Mashcast. The Mashcast was Mash Those Buttons first podcast that covered general gaming news which includes industry news, changes and shake-ups in various communities, events, and game releases. We got some interviews in there as well. Special editions were recorded for topics that warranted their own hour or so to discuss.

Jarret Redding
Associate Producer
Nick Zielenkievicz
Insert Coin
Hyperduck Soundworks


Jarret Redding

Jarret is Executive Director as well as one of the founding members of Mash Those Buttons. He plays all types of games, but tends to lean more toward FPS, Stealth, and Combat games.

Nick Zielenkievicz

Host of WoW! Talk! and The Tauren & The Goblin. Sometimes known as the Video Games Public Defender. Wants to play more Destiny and Marvel Heroes but WoW is all-consuming. Decent F2P Hearthstone player. Sad that he lost the Wii that had Wrecking Crew on it. Would be happy if the only game ever made was M.U.L.E. Gragtharr on Skywall-US. Garresque on Ravencrest-US.

More Episodes

#164: Halo as an eSport?
November 2nd, 2015

Halo 5 as an eSport, DMCA changes, Nintendo's push into mobile, Arkham Knights is still broken on PC, and more on this Mashcast.

#163: Dropping Gems
October 25th, 2015

YouTube Red, Harmonix reviewing their own games, Konami in denial, Ubisoft on the defensive, and more on this episode.

#162: Money Makes the Death Star Turn
October 19th, 2015

Star Wars Battlefront beta thoughts, Allison Road drops Kickstarter, Payday 2 microtransactions, Bloodborne self-awarded GOTY edition, and more.

#161: Oblivious
October 12th, 2015

High Steam Box prices, looming voice actors strike, under-goaling Kickstarters, and more on this weeks Mashcast.

#159: Performance matters, right?
September 28th, 2015

Possible voice actors strike, esports on the come up, Rainbow Six Siege multiplayer only, and more on Mashcast #159.

#156: Deja Vu
August 31st, 2015

We talk Lawbreakers, Windows 10 Store exclusives, Kojima worship, Rockband 4, and more on Mashcast #156.

#155: The Core is Small But Mighty
August 24th, 2015

Pokemon terrorist threats, Nintendo NX(?) patents, FTC violating Youtubers, the size of the core gaming market, and more on Mashcast #155.

#154: The Return
August 17th, 2015

The Mashcast returns with plenty to talk about!

SE: E3 2015
June 22nd, 2015

Jarret and Nick discuss the deets from E3 2015.

SE: Quality Assurance
May 19th, 2015

What goes into QA testing? How do bugs slip through the cracks? We do a Q&A on QA in this special edition Mashcast.

#153: OnLive Offline
April 6th, 2015

OnLive's shutdown is a perfect example of why you don't put your eggs in one basket. Especially when you don't have that basket in hand.

#151: Erasing Kojima
March 23rd, 2015

Kojima and Konami, Gabe on Half-Life 3 and lack of interest "super classic" games, female Twitch streamers, eSports crafting games, silent protagonists, and more.

#150: Game Streaming vs. Cross-Buying
March 16th, 2015

Microsoft has a chance to win gamers back with cross-buy between Windows and XBox One, but can Valve's cheap in home streaming nullify that opportunity?

#149: Survey Edition
March 2nd, 2015

It was a slow news week, but just enough surveys popped up to give us something to talk about. We discuss those in addition to anti-cheat hardware, racist NPCs, baller editions of games, and more.

#148: Share Played
February 23rd, 2015

A young gamer learns an important lesson about trusting people online. We also discuss some thinking that Sony should ditch everything except Playstation, NetherRealms address the casual and core audience, and whether or not DLC helps games.

#147: Kickstarter Is Not A Store
February 16th, 2015

In this episode discuss Godus, Peter Molyneux interviews about Godus, new gen console sales performance, eSports prize money, and more.

#145: Phil Spencer IS The Answer
February 2nd, 2015

For as much negative stuff that we say about Microsoft (not our fault really), Jarret believes in Phil Spencer. We discuss that, Joystiq closing, XBox holiday sales, Ubisoft killing off game keys, problems at APEX 2015 and more.

#144: Use Wine and Pray
January 26th, 2015

On this weeks Mashcast we discuss promising Windows 10 announcments, more trouble with H1Z1, CS:GO match fixing, and more.

#143: Don't Hate Play
January 19th, 2015

2.8 Million sales for The War Z, H1Z1 botched launch, out of touch video game executives, the GDC State of the Industry, and more.

#142: Goodbye 2014, Hello 2015.
January 12th, 2015

Some important things we've missed over the past few weeks, promising job openings at Microsoft, Playstation Now going live, Farcry 4 temporarily stripped from users, and more.

#141: The Console Wars Rage On
December 15th, 2014

We discuss the Playstation Experience, Street Fighter's exclusivity, the so called Destiny expansion "The Dark Below", Microsoft making gains with the XBox One in November, and more.

#140: Unprofessional
December 5th, 2014

Free AC: Unity DLC, Sony going hard in China, and a CS:GO hacking scandal.

#137: Hug It Out
October 20th, 2014

Hatred, the death of reviews, Gamersgate, and more.

#136: Sometimes You Just Lose
October 10th, 2014

Capcom's high expectations for games, Ubisoft blaming low FPS and Resolution on console limitations, Intel pulling ads from Gamasutra, more Gamergate, and more.

#134: Gamer Old
September 23rd, 2014

Change is tough when you're old. Get off our lawn!

#133: An Antiquated View Of Men
August 15th, 2014

The box returns in MGS5, the teaser that turned out to be a Slient Hill announcement, Twitch making changes to VoD, and Rise of the Tomb Raider going exclusive on XBox One.

#132: "More Money"
August 8th, 2014

Gamestops overhauled trade-in policy, Twitch's new policies, Dan Adelman leaving Nintendo, and how Video Games are good for children.

#131: Open Beta, Real Money.
August 1st, 2014

Playstation now open beta, EA Access, Rainbow Six Siege multiplayer, Crytek financial troubles and more.

#130: Trust Your Instincts
July 25th, 2014

ESPN2 DotA 2 special, how Steam handles new games and who's responsible for marketing, Uncharted 4's 1080p goals, and World of Warcraft being a juggarnaut still.

#129: Hail to the King
July 18th, 2014

PC market is looking good again, XBox Entertainment Studio shuts down while XBox One sells double, DOTA 2 on ESPN, and a little honesty about DLC.

#128: Podcast Of Broken Promises
July 14th, 2014

Microsoft challenges gamers to spot resolution difference, EA didn't learn the right lesson from Dungeon Keeper, Shooter Publisher greed pushing gamers away, and Hearthstone's pricing model.

#126: Insert Masculine Title Here
June 30th, 2014

Combat in Mirror's Edge 2, Assassin's Creed Pre-order anger, Ubisoft downgrading PC graphics, and Game Titles being too Masculine.

#122: PAX East News-o-Clock
April 18th, 2014

In the Season 5 finale we discuss PAX East 2014, CCP going into the red, frustrating games causing regression, and Gamespy closing shop.

#121: Free The Play Whales
April 4th, 2014

Free-2-Play whales, XBox new boss, Metacritic scores on Amazon, Square Enix returning to its roots, and more.

#120: Facebook For Your Face
March 28th, 2014

Facebook/Oculus Rift deal, Gamestop gives up on cloud gaming, Peter Molyneux on the indie "craze", Sonic movie, the missteps of Final Fantasy XIV, and Oddworld create says it's not an HD remake.

#118: They're Wrong Because I'm Right
March 14th, 2014

How Battlefield 4 issues are hurting EA, Titanfall's hacker hunt, Steams developer pricing, and a non-release date for Warlords of Dreanor.

#117: Priorities
March 9th, 2014

EA's priorities vs Ubisoft's priorities, major departures from Sony and Naughty Dog, and XBox One bundles.

#116: Irrational Decisions
February 21st, 2014

Ken Levine's leaving Irrational Games, Wii U getting the cold should from devs, Deep Down leaving out female heroes, and XBox One's new remote.