Profile

Scrapbook photo 1
Scrapbook photo 2
Scrapbook photo 3
Scrapbook photo 4
Scrapbook photo 5
Machiavellis Cat Gaming Community
152 followers|10,754 views
AboutPostsPhotosVideos

Stream

 
After many episodes of technical problems, today's podcast is truly awesome. Great topic, great sound, great funny and smart cohosts. Give it a listen!

Morality in games is the topic of the week, including elements from Spec Ops: The Line, Braid, Bioshock, SWTOR, and more. We also touch on the Guild Wars 2 Halloween events, talk about why real life should be more like Heavy Rain, and warn people away from destroying their marriages with Super Mario Bros. Wii.
Morality is represented in games in many different ways. Sometimes it’s black and white, sometimes it’s difficult nuanced choices, and sometimes you
1
1
Jessica Cook's profile photo
Add a comment...
 
Cat Context Podcast Episode 10 will be livestreamed from PAX Prime this Saturday, 2-3pm PDT on twitch.tv/machiavelliscat. Come mock us! :)
1
Add a comment...
 
Guild Wars 2 officially launches tomorrow, so we sat down with some headstart Cats to get their first impressions of the game. How does it run on moderate computers? What’s new from beta? How does crafting work? What makes this game different from its predecessors? Would you pay for a subscription if one was available? Plus I get in a few skeptical questions about community because I can’t help myself.
Guild Wars 2 officially launches tomorrow, so we sat down with some headstart Cats to get their first impressions of the game. How does it run on moderate compu
1
Add a comment...
 
Episode 8 of the Cat Context Podcast will be delayed for a week because Liore was sick and lazy. That's okay though because we have three episodes coming up in the next three weeks!

August 20 - Dungeon Defenders, Day Z, other stuff.
August 27 - We're talkin' about the first 24 hours of Guild Wars 2!
September 1 - LIVE FROM PAX. Time and guests coming soon.
1
Add a comment...
 
This week on Cat Context we get serious about the free-to-play model! Is it actually what we consumers want? Does free-to-play make a game more or less attractive? Can the payment model support player innovation? We also talk about our experiences as newbies in League of Legends, and of course dish a bit on some of the other games we’re playing right now.
This week on Cat Context we get serious about the free-to-play model! Is it actually what we consumers want? Does free-to-play make a game more or less attracti
1
1
Jessica Cook's profile photo
Add a comment...
 
Last night we had 6 newbie Cats, 1 experienced Cat, and 3 bots in a guildie League of Legends showdown! Fast forward to 5:00 to see Liore get lost and die almost before the game even started. 
2
Add a comment...
 
This week on Cat Context we get the inside scoop on the launch of The Secret World, including the modern day setting, grand puzzles, and chances of moving to a free-to-play model. We also dish on our best Crusader Kings II stories, experience Steam Summer Sale mania and fatigue, and of course talk about a few of the other games we’re playing right now.
This week on Cat Context we get the inside scoop on the launch of The Secret World, including the modern day setting, grand puzzles, and chances of moving to a
1
1
Jessica Cook's profile photo
Add a comment...
Have them in circles
152 people
Aleksei Garcia (Zagadka Volya)'s profile photo
David Jackson's profile photo
Justin Pearson's profile photo
Michael Fox's profile photo
Hannah Middleton's profile photo
Joy J. Stephens's profile photo
小田広志's profile photo
Glenn Clase's profile photo
RunningMan EngSub's profile photo
 
Episode 11 is here!! We got together and talked about Mists of Pandaria, including pet battles, scenarios, and that horribly addicting farm feature. Also in this episode we smacktalk Tides of War, the new WoW novel about Jaina Proudmoore, agree that why Torchlight II is awesome even in the formidable shadow of Diablo III, and discuss why it turns out none of us are playing Guild Wars 2.

We shook it up this week and invited non-guildies to cohost! Fortunately the awesome Apple Cider (@applecidermage) and Rhyz (@meesterchristie) were on deck to help out with the fun.
Pandas! Pandas! PANDAS! World of Warcraft’s latest expansion launched last week so we got together and talked about the good and the bad of Mists of Panda
1
1
Jessica Cook's profile photo
Add a comment...
 
Looking for a RIFT guild? Check out the casual superstars in Catari Honour Guard, Defiant on Deepwood!

Looking for a GW2 guild? Check out the new and awesome Malchor's Cats on the US-Yak's Bend server!
1
Add a comment...
 
Episode 8 lives and we're talking about Blizzard and Pandaria. Is the cinematic any good? What’s the lore behind the new main boss? (We spoil the new big bad if you don’t already know!) Also, we ask a fortune cookie about the game’s future, and discuss whether Pandaria can return WoW to previous heights. As well this week: SWTOR*’s switch to free-to-play, Liore gibbers happily about *RIFT*’s housing system, and we discuss the new *Mann vs. Machine mode in Team Fortress 2.
The cinematic for Mists of Pandaria was released last week and it inspired us to talk all about Blizzard and the World of Warcraft. Is the cinematic any good? W
1
1
Jessica Cook's profile photo
Add a comment...
 
Today on Twitch.tv Aussie guildie Mangle will be playing more DayZ and singing folk songs. Then later at around 8pm PST, four Cats will be spending an hour Learning 2 Play Dungeon Defenders (and probably mocking each other).

Favorite us on Twitch to get an email whenever we go online! http://www.twitch.tv/machiavelliscat
1
Add a comment...
 
We are in the grips of TwitchTV madness! We're still getting used to the settings, but you can find us most nights playing something, from RIFT to Serious Sam 3. Tonight will probably be some Tropico 4 because I'm obsessed with it. :)

Subscribe to our channel to get notified when we go online!
1
Add a comment...
Story
Tagline
We Play Games
Introduction
Formed in 2005, Machiavellis Cat started out as a World of Warcraft guild, but expanded to play a million other games together. We like killing bad guys, saving good guys, and people who know that "ur" is an ancient Mesopotamian city and not a pronoun.

We play most MMOs and RPGs, as well as Minecraft, and can't resist a good Steam sale. We run a bi-weekly podcast about games, called Cat Context. Come say hi on our forums or on the #machivelliscat channel on Quakenet IRC.