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The Mashcast

The Mashcast returns! Each episode Jarret, Nick, and Christina will explore a trending topic or two that affects games, gamers, and the industry.

Executive Producer
Jarret Redding
Jarret Redding
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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.

Christina Zammarrelli

Gaming has been a core part throughout Poptarts life. Though her specialty is JRPGs, she tries to branch out and try new things. Most of her time gets put into the MMORPG, Final Fantasy XIV, but she still finds time to play new games.

More Episodes

#2: Too Many Games?
January 29th, 2018

After a two year break, the Mashcast has returned! On this episode, we introduce the hosts and talk about if the games market is oversaturated.

#1: 2018 State of the Gaming Union
February 13th, 2018

Continuing the tradition from the legacy Mashcast, we present the 2018 State of the Gaming Union where we take a look back at what happened in 2017 and how it might impact us in 2018 and beyond.

#6: The Complaint Round Table
April 9th, 2018

In this episode, we decide to air out some of our recent grievances. Jaa talks the lack of direction in BOTW, Christina talks about gamer entitlement, and our special guest, Mikey Kenny, talks about Ni No Kuni 2.

#8: Thank Mods for Your Games
May 11th, 2018

Last episode we lightly touched on how mods brought forth today's biggest games. On this episode, we dig a bit deeper into modding and it's impact.

#9: Rumor Has It
May 28th, 2018

Rumor has it Nick and Christina talk about rumors in the video game industry.

#10: prE-3
June 5th, 2018

E3 is right around the corner, and in this episode we talk leaks, rumor, and speculate what we'll see at E3 2018.

#12: Politics in Games and Game Communities
July 9th, 2018

Some believe games should be politics free, while others think it's inevitable that politics and games merge. In this episode we discuss the place of politics in games and in game communities.

#14: The Used Games Market
August 16th, 2018

Bethesda recently made the news by sending cease and desist letters to gamers selling their unopened games on Amazon. From that we open up a discussion about the used games market and how it has impacted the games industry.