Episode 97: Max Candiosity
This week the guys throw a piñata party as Josh cracks his legal version of Viva Piñata, Jay breeds sweetles in Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise, and Rowan gets a headache from all the pretty colors. Plus, remembering Games for Windows Live, Rowan’s hard drive rant, Dragon Age: Origins, Mass Effect, and more!
The Josh and Jay Show featuring Rowan Kaiser is a weekly talk show hosted by friends Joshua Doan, Jay Pullman and bitter game critic, Rowan Kaiser.
Joshua and Jay began the podcast as means to entertain and engage a mature audience interested in deep, long-form discussions about video games and video game criticism from a friendly, unpretentious point of view. Sometime later, professional media critic and author Rowan Kaiser (AV Club, Salon, Ars Technica, IGN) joined our crew, solidifying the unique dynamic we enjoy today: two smart & funny gamers, a wry critic savant, and a soundboard. Our goal is the same today as when we started; to provide entertainment and insightful commentary on video game culture in a talk radio format including on-air games, bits, and interviews.
Despite Rowan’s best efforts we have produced reverent, funny and consistent entertainment for nearly three years with guests from a variety of fields in the video game industry including: Lucas Pope (Papers, Please), Kirk Hamilton (Kotaku), Cory Banks (Managing Editor PC Gamer, Gamers with Jobs), Gus Mastrapa (Wired), Johnnemann Nordhagen (Gone Home), Stu Horvath (unwinnable.com, Wired), Brad Gallaway (gamecritics.com, drinkingcoffeecola.blogspot.com), Taylor Cocke (Riot Games).
The Josh and Jay Show featuring Rowan Kasier joined the Unwinnable.com network in July 2014.