Overview:  This week we are joined remotely by our good friend Kevin Bosman. Dak has been playing some more X-Wing and Juice fills us in on what he saw at the University of Iowa Computer Conference. Kevin reminisces about one of his favorite games and before we get into what […]

Merely Gamers: Episode 17 – Prom at Murder High School


Overview:  This week we have the long teased guest, the one and only Zach Besaw. This our first try at having a remote guest. Juice tries to explain to Dak and Besaw that Nioh is not like Dark Souls. Dak has been playing some X-Wing Miniatures and Besaw shares his […]

Merely Gamers: Episode 16 – Back in the DayZ


Overview:  This week Derrick “DRock” Brunette makes a return appearance and gives us an update on the state of the popular survival games he’s been playing. This episode’s topic is about how the presence of other players or observers changes our gaming experiences. We also get some insight into Juice’s […]

Merely Gamers: Episode 15 – Give me Something to Break



Overview:  This week we are joined by our friend Doug “Woogie” Rietveld. Juice talks about his dislike for Mass Effect 2 while replaying the series and Dak talks about the betas he’s been playing. The boys take a moment to have reflect on some Halo nostalgia before getting deep in […]

Merely Gamers: Episode 14 – Well Oiled Gears


Overview:  This week we are joined by our friend John “Think2wice” Willey. We get into Juice’s experience with the newly released Resident Evil 7 along with some of the horror games we’ve played. For this episode’s topic we talk about what makes a good eSports game and what these games […]

Merely Gamers: Episode 13 – Be a Good Sport


Overview:  WARNING: This episode contains Chrono Trigger spoilers (around 01:05:00 to 01:10:00) This week we are joined by our buddy Cliff Duda. We kick it off talking about escape rooms and other real-life experiences that have ties to gaming before getting into what we’ve been playing. For this episode’s topic […]

Merely Gamers: Episode 12 – Gimme the Feels



Overview:  We are joined this week by a new guest, the one and only “Pirate” Pete Abraham. Pete just recently bought a PS4 to get his Skyrim fix and is a big fan of Magic the Gathering. This episode’s topic is the pros and cons of being on the cutting […]

Merely Gamers: Episode 11 – Magic Bazaar


Overview:  Jill “Jillstreak” Knetter is back for more! Juice is getting over some food poisoning so we open up with some food chat before getting into what we’ve been playing. This episode’s topic asks why we come back to certain types of games.

Merely Gamers: Episode 10 – I’ll Be Back


Overview:  Our friend Isaiah “Z” Olson joins us for our first attempt at our new format. The first hour of the podcast is the same as always but the second hour we are trying to focus on exploring a more focused topic. This episode’s topic is mobile gaming. We discuss […]

Merely Gamers: Episode 09 – Cheese and Cake