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Puro Ka Laro! Podcast

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If you're here reading this then you've probably heard the term "Puro Ka Laro!" from someone. If that's the case, Welcome!Puro Ka Laro! a weekly podcast about games, gaming culture, and the game development scene in the Philippines.Join us every week as we discuss and rant with guests on some of gam… read more

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71: Oh My Toxicity!

May 4th, 2021

Recorded: 1 May 2021
Published: 5 May 2021

Jaemi and Vivz tackle the homophobic comments towards Blacklist's captain Ohmyv33nus and the toxicity of a game community to the LGBTQ+ community. How does a game community …

70: Dexty Payamansion Edition

April 27th, 2021

Recorded: 23 Apr 2021Published: 28 Apr 2021
Dexty, a longtime friend of the show is back in today's episode. We catch up with his duties and the …

69: Pa-Bet, Papansin, & Padrino

April 20th, 2021

Recorded: 17 Apr 2021
Published: 21 Apr 2021

Along with the latest gaming news we talk about the concerning increase of streamers endorsing online betting sites. 

0:29:03 Streamers Promoting Online Betting
1:01:16 Papansin …

68: One Man Plague

March 30th, 2021

Recorded: 27 Mar 2021
Published: 31 Mar 2021

We interview one-man developer, Chris in his upcoming game The Plague. An indie horror IP with the dream of going toe to toe with triple-A giants like Resident Evil and Silent …

67: What was that one video game that saved or changed you life?

March 23rd, 2021

Recorded: 20 Mar 2021Published: 24 Mar 2021

Jaemi and Vivz joined by Jhaz of The Gamesilog Show discuss and reflect on what games they've played that saved or changed their lives.

66: What Makes the Perfect RPG? BOSS Edition

March 16th, 2021

Recorded: 13 Mar 2021Published: 17 Mar 2021
Continuing from last week's episode. We now discuss the most memorable and hardest Boss fights in Role …

65: What makes the Perfect RPG?

March 9th, 2021

Recorded: 6 Mar 2021Published: 10 Mar 2021
You've played RPGs most of your gaming life. You know what you want and don't want in an RPG. If allowed to …

64: Game Reveals, Blizzcon + Nintendo Direct, and the most sidetracked episode EVER!

February 23rd, 2021

Recorded: 20 Feb 2021Published: 24 Feb 2021
Nintendo Direct and Blizzconline just happened and we discuss the games that Blizzard announced. Nintendo Direct? ... uh ... We also got sidetracked about the PS5's pre-order …

63: Gaming News, RGBs, and Side Quests

February 16th, 2021


Recorded: 13 Feb 2021
Published: 17 Feb 2021
In today's episode, the team discusses this week's gaming news. Some of the topics discussed are...
  • CD …

62: Searching for Love Stories in Video Games

February 9th, 2021

Recorded: 5 Feb 2021Published: 10 Feb 2021
Listen to the team discuss why there are very few games that the main focus of their plot is a love story. It's mostly adventure stories, just gameplay, or "the power of …

61: Isang Gabi ng LAGIM!

February 2nd, 2021

Recorded: 29 Jan 2021Published: 3 Feb 2021
We talk to the guys behind the LAGIM Card Game. How they designed it, what inspired them and WHY ARE WE RECORDING THIS ON A FULL MOON?

Inay artwork: Liga Ni Likeman

60: Realities of Adulting: Do you still game?

January 26th, 2021

Recorded: 22 Jan 2021Published: 27 Jan 2021
As an adult, do you still have the time or energy to play video games?

In this episode, Jaemi and Vivz, …

59: 2020: The Good, The Cyberpunk, and The Mika

January 21st, 2021

Recorded: 15 Jan 2021Published: 22 Jan 2021
Jaemi is back in action along with Vivz and John.We start this trilogy of topics with a quick look at the year that was 2020.Build up to an in-depth look at Cyberpunk 2077. …

58: A Base Set Charizard is How Much?! [ENGLISH]

January 14th, 2021

Recorded: 10 Jan 2021Published: 15 Jan 2021
We talk to Doug Chin-Lee of Certified Sports Guarantee ( and talk about card grading …

57: Bad Arguments & Nominations

December 4th, 2020

Recorded: 29 Nov 2020Published: 5 Dec 2020
This is an episode of really Bad Arguments! A negative comment is said against "Madam's" content. Is the comment justified? Is Madam and Ate K's response right? Do you agree …

56: The Mika Daime Cheating Accusation

October 18th, 2020

Recorded: 15 Oct 2020
Published: 19 Oct 2020

Did Mika Daime cheat? 
Do you believe that she cheated?
Is the accusation based on sound reasoning?  

Listen to Jaemi and Vivz discuss the accusation leveled against Miko, who …

55: The Hype & Wars Among D'Odience

September 27th, 2020

Recorded: 26 Aug 2020
Published: 28 Aug 2020

Is giving in to the hype a bad thing? Is there really a console war? Isn't there someone among us that …

54: Chronoshot by Quickfire Labs [ENGLISH]

August 4th, 2020

Recorded: 02 Aug 2020
Published: 05 Aug 2020

Jaemi, Rainier talk to Tony, Noah of Quickfire Labs about Chronoshot a free-to-play score-driven sci-fi arena shooting game, with specialized time mechanics.

Know more about …

53: Buhay Developer: Secret 6

August 2nd, 2020

Recorded: 01 Aug 2020
Published: 03 Aug 2020

Jaemi talks to Jem, Nicole, Rouie, & Sarah about their experiences with working with AAA studios on …

52: Believe Nothing, Listen to Everything

June 28th, 2020

Recorded: June 27, 2020
Aired: June 29, 2020

Jaemi, Vivs, and Dexty talk about the current #MeToo wave hitting the Video Game shores and how the ML vs LoL Ph communities came to blows.


51: LoL: Wildrift and Dota2: Battlepass...WTF! (What's The Fuss?)

June 7th, 2020

Recorded: June 6, 2020
Aired: June 8, 2020

What's the fuss about Riot Game's LOL: Wildrift Alpha Testing and DOTA2's Battlepass spending? Listen to our discussions on game testing, marketing, game spending, and MOBAs.

50: Buhay Gamer - SillyKonpeito: From Cosplay to Stream and Play

April 19th, 2020

Recorded: April 18, 2020
Aired: April 20, 2020

We chat with SillyKonpeito about her streaming career, her life as a cosplayer, and other things. Joining the episode is longtime guest Dexty and a surprise appearance by …

49: Stay Negative

April 5th, 2020

Recorded: April 4, 2020
Aired: April 6, 2020

Metro Manila gamer, Overseas Gamer, Over the Mountain Gamer, and South of Metro Manila Gamer gathered separately in their homes on Discord to talk about life during the Season …

48: Gaming in the Time of COVID

March 29th, 2020

Recorded: March 28, 2020
Aired: March 30, 2020

The Quarantined Episode - a short episode just discussing game news and life under the cloud of the COVID19 pandemic.

Stay Home, Stay Clean, Stay Sane and pwede na Puro Laro!

47: Video Games VS Board Games: Is it a competition? An evolution? Or something else?

March 22nd, 2020

Recorded: March 14, 2020
Aired: March 23, 2020

Is there a competition between Video Games and Board Games? Or is Video Games an upgraded version of Board Games? Or is there something else to the Video Game VS Board Game …

46: Buhay Developer (Sir Ben, Red, & Jerez of Ranida Games)

March 15th, 2020

Recorded: March 11, 2020
Aired: March 16, 2020

In this episode, Jaemi talks to Sir Ben, Red, & Jerez of Ranida Games. We cover their journey in developing their pride & joy BAYANI Fighting Game. 

Our topics range …

45: Anyare January 2020?

February 9th, 2020

Recorded: February 8, 2020
Aired: February 10, 2020

A lot has happened in the first month of 2020.
Here’s our first episode this year.

  • Cramming …

44: 2019 Year Ender

December 30th, 2019


Ending the year with Game Awards, The Witcher, and more

43: Q&A with Alexa Asahina

November 18th, 2019

Q&A Session with Alexa Asahina

We talk to Alexa Asahina, a Tekken 7 & League of Legends player, streamer, gamer.

42: ESGS Wrap Up

November 10th, 2019


On this episode, we talk about ESGS' budding developers in the "Indie Fiesta" area; the Fortnite Ban of Jarvis Kayel; and recently released games Death Stranding, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, World of Warcraft: …

41: To ESGS & Beyond: Exploring Game Dev Problems & the China Question [ENGLISH]

October 19th, 2019

Recorded: October 18, 2019
Aired: October 20, 2019

Our pre-ESGS episode and part 2 of our topic on China's influence in the gaming industry. We're joined but guests Chris Natsuume of BoomZap Entertainment and Rainier …

40: Dirty Money: Is China's Influence Ruining Gaming?

October 13th, 2019

Recorded: October 12, 2019
Aired: October 14, 2019

Episode Notes:
The recent Blizzard ban of Blitzchung is the talk of the gaming industry. Here are our "ten cents" on the issue. We also talk about other news around the …

39: The Old Flame, No Time Friend, & #KismetIMissYou

October 7th, 2019

Recorded: October 4, 2019
Aired: October 7, 2019

Episode Notes:
  • Welcome & K-Pop Slim
  • Magic The Gathering: Arena - The Old Flame, No Time Friend, …

38: TGS Logistics The Game in Fantasy HD

September 25th, 2019

Episode 38 Notes
Title: TGS Logistics The Game in Fantasy HD
Recorded: September 20, 2019
Aired: September 25, 2019
  • Around the Philippine Streamerverse!

37: Looking for... (Insert Topic)

September 14th, 2019

Looking for...
…Cracked - Final Fantasy and NBL2K…Group - WoW Classic…Genre - Kojima’s Death Stranding…Money - More Podcast Content…Bugs - Ghost Recon: Wildlands BETA…Vivz - Vivz Just Woke Up…Save Slot - Reminiscing …

36: Do Better Boi Caster

August 26th, 2019

Main Topic: Need to do better with local shout-casting

  • Gamescom
    • Understanding Hideo Kojima’s Death Stranding
    • Final Fantasy VII Remake - VIVZ YAY

35: Cooking Stream Support

August 12th, 2019

Main Topic: Do streamers get enough support?
  • Support from ESGS via stream
  • The Quality of Streamer Content
  • The Culture of Shoutouts & Fan Signs

34: What is Mainstream?

August 5th, 2019

Episode 34 Notes
Title: What is Mainstream?
Main Topic: What defines mainstream?
Not much gaming news this week. So the team talks a variety of topic on what is mainstream? The games we play now and the arcade games we …

33: A Live Mess (The Anniversary Episode)

July 28th, 2019

The Anniversary Episode

We try out broadcasting our podcast recording sessions. This is not a change in format we just want to create a new way for you, our listeners, to participate in our usual audio productions via …

32: Exclusively Yours from Dubai (Jaemi, Vivz, & John)

July 16th, 2019

Main Topic: Exclusivity in Games
[0:04:56] The Economical Choice - Pinoy Gamer[0:06:19] DOTA 2 Battle Pass[0:11:56] DOTA 2 Plus Subscription[0:13:53] …

31: The Britannia Nostalgia Tangent (Jaemi & John)

July 10th, 2019

We started talking about other media sources influencing what you want to play or replay. Then is devolved into our origin stories, Magic The …

30: Undeserved Projekt Critique (Jaemi & John)

July 1st, 2019

We delve into the critique thrown at CD Projekt Red's Cyberpunk 2077 and other industry news.

Recorded: June 30, 2019
Aired: July 1, 2019

29: You're Breathtaking - E3 Roundup (Jaemi & John)

June 18th, 2019

We talk about the games presented at E3 and some other stuff.

Recorded: June 16, 2019
Aired: June 18, 2019
Apple Podcast

28: Buhay Streamer - Gimik Ulit (Jaemi, Vivz, & Dexty)

May 31st, 2019

Jaemi with now permanent co-host Vivz continue discussing the gimmicks that streamers do to get views and followers with Dexty.

Recorded: May 27, 2019

27: Buhay Streamer - Gimik (Jaemi, Mits, & Vivz)

April 25th, 2019


In the very competitive world of streaming it is hard to gain & maintain followers. Jaemi and regulars Mits & Vivz talk about the gimiks that …

26: The Crunch Falls and Unions Rise

April 12th, 2019


We talk about the Kotaku's article by Jason Schreier "How BioWare's Anthem Went Wrong" ( and the practice of "crunch time".

Recorded: April 7, 2019

Aired: …

25: Funeral Anthem on Grinding

March 30th, 2019


Jaemi & John talks about the failure of Anthem, the loss of grinding, Google’s Stadia, APEX Legends, upcoming games roundup. Erratum: its Episode 25 not 24 as said in the audio.

Recorded: March 23, 2019

Aired: …

24: And then there's Japan

March 8th, 2019


Vivz, Mona, & Yukari joins Jaemi to talk about gamer life, games from Japan, anime, and the husbando existential crisis.

Recorded: March 3, 2019

Aired: March 9, 2019


23: Bandwagon to Laserblast

March 1st, 2019


Like movies, games also get bad reviews even before they're released. We talk about the "bandwagoning" trend. Do they really deserve it and what is Laserblast?

Recorded: February 24, 2019

Aired: March 2, 2019

22: The APEX of Battle Royale?

February 15th, 2019


Jaemi & John discuss the new kid on the Battle Royale block. With 25 million players in the first week, all looks good with Respawn's APEX Legends. Have we reached the peak of Battle Royale?

Recorded: February 9, …

21: EA sings to a new ANTHEM?

February 7th, 2019


Will Anthem be a start in the right direction for EA or will it be a bust? We discuss the hiccups and hopes of Bioware's Anthem and plenty of side topics.

Recorded: February 2, 2019

Aired: February 8, 2019


20: New Year Catchup

January 24th, 2019


New Year… New Episode

Catching up with the games we play, gaming news, speculations, opinions, hopes & frustrations this 2019.

Recorded: …

19: 2018 Year Ender

December 20th, 2018


We reminisce on the winners and losers of 2018.

Thanks for a great 1st year. We'll be back 2019.

Recorded December 18, 2018

Aired December 21, 2018

18: Connecting via Games [ENGLISH]

December 4th, 2018


We talk to Juan Lopez about using gaming as a means to connect and help kids that experience traumatic events or have violent tendencies.

And for …

17: Buhay Developer (Dreamlords Digital)

November 27th, 2018


We talk to Fred & Bernard of Dreamlords Digital about Graywalkers: Purgatory, Ghost Knight Victis, and gaming related news.

Recorded November …

16: Buhay Developer (Most Played Games)

November 20th, 2018


Jaemi shows his age by calling these 24yo developers "yuppies".

We talk to Josh, Joseph, Bennet, and Jen of Most Played Games about "hyper-casual" games, game development, and their origins before joining MPGs.

15: Buhay Caster (Aries "KALBZ" Alejandro)

November 15th, 2018


Jaemi talks to KALBZ about life as a shout caster.

How to be one, His experiences, and the world of eSports.

Recorded November 10, 2018

Aired …

14: Buhay Developer (Chris Natsuume of BoomZap) [ENGLISH]

November 11th, 2018


Jaemi talks to Chris Natsuume co-founder of BoomZap on Chris' journey to developer, BoomZap, & their upcoming game Last Regiment.

Recorded …

12: Ketchup & DC'd Again

October 23rd, 2018


In today's episode...

  • Catching up with Mits & Vivz

  • Who’s going to ESGS?

  • PUBG Disappointments

  • Black Ops 4: Black Out

  • Dead by Daylight

11: Buhay Developer (Thomas Regala / Combatron Card Game)

October 9th, 2018


Growing up reading Berlin Manalaysay’s Combatron in Funny Komiks, Thomas Regala with the help of Ludus Distributors now have transformed their fandom into a card game. We talk to Tom about his creation Combatron and the …

10: Buhay Developer (Iggy Javellana of Muramasa Games)

September 25th, 2018


We talk to Iggy Javellana of Muramasa Games about what does it take to make your own game?

Also a former Content Acquisition Director of Level Up we talk about both sides of the game development industry - Publisher …

9: Business Models

September 18th, 2018


Yo-ho-ho! Ahoy hearties! T'is time for thee crew to rant like a pirate. Today we will tackle thee different business models that we see in thee …

8: Buhay Streamer (Mitsilog Gaming, KomyX, VivzBlackMage)

September 11th, 2018


Join Jaemi, Komyx, Mitsilog, & Vivz talk about the streamer life. Their "origin stories",  the challenges they face, and tips/advice if you too want to share your passion for gaming through streaming.

Recorded …

7: Women in Gaming (Alexa, Nadine)

September 4th, 2018


In this episode, Jaemi is joined by Alexa & Nadine, along with returning guest Rainier talk about women's experiences in Philippine video gaming …

6: Post GamesCom Digression

August 29th, 2018


Post GamesCom Discussion, Digression, and Desperate for Attention.

Listen to Jaemi, Rainier, & (occasionally) John talk about games from GamesCom, digress to nostalgia games of our youth, and right off the bat …

5: Pre-GamesCom Discussion

August 19th, 2018

With guest Rainier we discuss GamesCom, europe's equivalent of E3.

Hear the gang get excited on what games we hope will be announced, "Shut Up and Take My Money" fantasy pre-order moments, the long tangents that gave …

4: Bawal ang Single sa EA

August 14th, 2018


Show Notes:

EA CFO Blake Jorgensen said: "As we kept reviewing the game, it continued to look like a much more linear game [which] people don't like as much today as they did five years ago or 10 years ago," 

Is …

3: MMORPGs - WoW, "Others", & Guild Life

August 7th, 2018


Show Notes:

With the upcoming expansion of World of Warcraft, we talk to Dayne & Francis about MMORPGs, WoW, other MMOs, & guild life.

2: Comebacks, Remakes, Remasters

August 1st, 2018


Episode Notes:

We talk about games that have made a comeback, where remade, or remastered. Speaking of comebacks... listen to our take on the update No Man Sky Next.

1: What is Puro Ka Laro!

July 25th, 2018


Show Notes:

What is Puro Ka Laro! about?

In today's episode listen to us ramble about Board Game Cafes, Tabletop Games, Battletech, Pinoy Gaming …

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