The Action Points Podcast! Episode 19: Dota 2 and Ouya


In this episode:

We have special guests Wern and Mark on to talk with us about the official release of Dota 2 and the release of the Ouya! (Apologies for the wonky audio in this episode, there were some issues with Evan and Mark’s inputs) Mark gives us an abridged rundown of Dota 2’s lineage and talks about writing about MOBA design. Wern discusses the Ouya experience and some cool games available on the Android console. Also, Daniel talks about Cargo Noir and Evan catches us up on the anime season and some cool comics he’s been reading.

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Episode 19 – Dota 2 and Ouya

Music: Theme for Harold (var. 2) by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a CC Attribution 3.0.


Links for the things we talked about:

Mark’s blog can be found at

Ouya (official site)

Cargo Noir by Serge Laget and Days of Wonder (BGG link)

A brief rundown of the anime mentioned can be found in Random Curiosity’s Summer 2013 season preview (Genshiken Nidaime, Gin no Saji, WataMote, Uchouten Kazoku, Gifu Dodo!! Kanetsugu and Keiji, Free!)

Romantically Apocalyptic by Zee Captain

Weird Fishes by Jamaica Dyer (artist website)

Utsubora  – The Story of a Novelist by Asumiko Nakamura (English publisher page – Vertical, Inc.)

The anorexia ad campaign can be found Humans not Drawings

Ingress (a peek at the Ingress Field Guide fan page)

Dota 2 (official site)

Magic: the Gathering tournaments (Event Coverage Archive. You could also check out some of Tournament Magic’s greatest moments here, if you’re interested)

No Brakes Valet (designer website) and gameplay video + review.

Hidden in Plain Sight (designer blogg) and trailer video.

Dustforce sales figures

Bee and Puppycat

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