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The Break Down Walls Podcast

The Break Down Walls Podcast

By Brandon
Welcome to the ultimate combination of gaming news, info, and pure fun! This podcast is for all gamers, disabled and nondisabled alike, and will feature news and information for both. It's also super entertaining... I hope. And will there be guests? Of course there will on occasion. Tune in, and don't be afraid to interact! This one's for you!
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Episode 100: The Best of BDW and Playstation Showcase recap
It's finally here. Welcome to the 100th episode of the Break Down walls podcast! It's a special episode, wherein we break down the Playstation Showcase, and then go into the past as we discuss some of the best moments this podcast has covered in its 99 previous episodes. We thank you so much for listening, and we encourage you to stick around and join us when the BDW podcast goes live! Thanks again, and we'll see you late next month!
03:09:19
September 10, 2021
Episode 99: The One with More Hearthstone Than Usual: Featuring Guide Dev
Welcome to episode 99 of the Break Down Walls podcast! This episode is, in my opinion, wonderful, especially as it features an exclusive interview with Guide Dev, the Hearthstone Access developer, but it is also bittersweet, as it is the last standard episode of this format. Change is coming, but not before our best of episode next week! Enjoy the show, and the interview, and thanks for listening:
01:31:20
September 3, 2021
Episode 98: The One about Gamescom
Welcome to episode 98 of the Break Down Walls podcast! In this episode, we run down Gamescom's opening events, then talk some major accessibility mod updates! We're almost to 100 of these things, and we thank you for coming along on this ride. Share and enjoy!
02:05:31
August 26, 2021
episode 97: The One Where I Talk Releases Alone
Welcome to episode 97 of the Break Down Walls podcast! I'm flying solo again this time around, but hey, there isn't a whole lot of gaming news this week. There are, however, quite a few releases which I discuss. And of course I throw some Hearthstone in there too, because why not? anyway, thanks as always for listening. Share and enjoy!
28:07
August 19, 2021
Episode 96: The One Where Hearthstone is accessible
Welcome to Episode 96 of the Break Down Walls podcast! In this episode, we talk about the Twitch Do Better movement, the upcoming release of several things, and Hearthstone. Lots, and lots, of Hearthstone. We also discuss a listener topic from Soren. Thanks as always for listening. Share and enjoy!
01:17:43
August 12, 2021
Episode 95: Rounding the Corner
Welcome to episode 95 of the Break Down Walls podcast: In this episode, we give you an update on the Blizzard situation, an update on the Playstation 5 update, some discussion of something called the Playdate, and more! Thanks for listening, especially as we get closer to episode 100! As always, share and enjoy!
01:15:04
August 6, 2021
Episode 94, In Support of Women in Gaming
Welcome to Episode 94 of the Break Down Walls podcast! In this episode we discuss the explosion at Blizzard Entertainment, and show our support for the women in the game industry, we talk about PS5 Sales numbers and a long-awaited feature we discuss yet more improvements to the Hades mods, and much more! Don't forget that the format is changing after episode 100. For now, though, we thank you for listening, and as always, share and enjoy!
01:24:54
July 29, 2021
Episode 93: The One with Diablo 2
Welcome to episode 93 of the Break Down Walls podcast! In this episode, we talk about Nitflix breaking into gaming, a little game called Swordy Quest, and of course, Diablo 2's big accessibility announcement. Thanks as always for listening and do share and enjoy!
01:08:16
July 15, 2021
Episode 92: The One Where Stirlock is Back!
Welcome to episode 92 of the Break Down Walls podcast! In this episode we discuss the Playstation July State of Play, talk about Sony's latest acquisition and potential other acquisition, the Nintendo Switch OLED, and much more! Also, stay tuned to the end, because there is a very special announcement during the outro! Thanks as always for listening. Share and enjoy!
01:51:37
July 9, 2021
Episode 91: flying Solo Feels weird!
Welcome to Episode 91 of the Break Down Walls podcast! I'm flying solo this episode, but I still bring some topics to your listening ears, such as Playstation's, uh mistake with their ordering event, info about playing XBOX Series games on your old consoles via XCloud, and more! As always, thanks for listening, and feel free to provide feedback or tell me what I got wrong. Stirlock will be back by the next episode, which should be in 2 weeks. Until then, thanks for listening. Share and enjoy!
36:12
June 24, 2021
episode 90: The Heart of the Storm: E3: Back Where it All Began
Welcome to Episode 90 of the Break Down Walls podcast! In this episode, we... cover E3. Trust me, that's enough. There's a lot to this episode. Over 3 hours in fact. But I think it's a nice summary of the events of E3. Thanks for listening, and as always, share and enjoy!
03:01:49
June 17, 2021
Episode 89: The Storm Is Here, Summer Gamefest Featuring Orinks
Welcome to episode 89 of the Break Down Walls podcast! In this episode, guest cohost Orinks and I give you the rundown on the Summer Gamefest Opening Day Kickoff show, and discuss some other topics as well, such as AI Dungenn and Novel AI, and Orinks's conversation with the Flight Simulator devs! As always, thanks for listening. Share and enjoy!!!
01:59:33
June 10, 2021
Episode 88: The Calm Before The Storm
Welcome to episode 88 of the Break Down Walls podcast! In this episode, we talk about Playstation's new studio, the E3 schedule, an accessible campaign for Doom, and lots more! And believe it or not, this jruly is the calm before the storm, as we have major gaming events to cover over the next 2 weeks! Thanks as always for listening, and of course, share and enjoy!
01:27:32
June 3, 2021
Episode 87: The One Where Biomutant is Accessible?
Welcome to episode 87 of the Break Down Walls podcast! In this episode, we talk about the strange decisions of Sony when it comes to crossplay, the crazy unexpected accessibility of Biomutant, and more! Thanks as always for listening, and never hesitate to give us feedback. Share and enjoy!
01:15:47
May 28, 2021
Episode 86: The One with 23748 viewers
Welcome to episode 86 of the Break Down Walls podcast! In this episode, we talk about what kind of game Deathloop really is, the absolutely incredible day that was GAAD, new accessibility mods for Hades, and so much more! As always, thanks so much for listening! We appreciate you all, and love doing this every week. Feel free to give us any feedback or ask questions, or even tell us we're wrong. And don't forget to share and enjoy!
01:59:52
May 21, 2021
Episode 85: The One that Has Nothing To Do with The Tampa Bay Bucconeers
Welcome to Episode 85 of the Break Down Walls podcast! In this episode, we discuss Playstation 5 shortages, PS5 upcoming games, new controller colors, Ratchet and Clank and so much more! We also highlight XBOX's big accessibility win with their announcement, and launch for insiders, of speech to text, and text to speech support in party chats. Oh, and if that's just not enough, we even have a special audio unboxing and demonstration of the Evercade presented by Stirlock. It's an absolutely packed show. Thanks so much for listening. Share and enjoy:
02:18:53
May 13, 2021
Episode 84: The One Where Big Brother is Watching
Welcome to episode 84 of the break down walls podcast! In this episode, we update you on the Apple Vs. Epic trial, discuss the increasing possibility of an accessible TLOU remake, introduce you to the Evercade, and more! Thanks as always for listening. Feel free to comment and provide whatever feedback you like. Share and enjoy!
01:39:32
May 6, 2021
Episode 83: The One with the Slew of Accessibility Features
Welcome to episode 83 of the Break down Walls podcast! In this episode, we talk through the Ratchet and Clank-focused State of Play, the impending launch of Returnal, how insanely awesome the Vale is no matter when it comes out, and much, much more. As always, thanks so much for listening. We really do appreciate you, and any feedback you throw our way. Share and enjoy!
01:50:52
April 29, 2021
Episode 82: Good Things, Bad Things, and Weird Things
Welcome to episode 82 of the Break Down Walls podcast! In this episode, we talk about Playstation's big decision reversal, that weird Playstation plus movie pass thing they announced, the likely fate of a game called Rosemary's Fate, and more! As always, we thank you so much for listening, and we appreciate any comments or feedback. Share and enjoy!
01:14:04
April 22, 2021
Episode 81: The One with the Difficult Position, Featuring Gorilla!
Welcome to Episode 81 of the Break Down Walls podcast! In this episode, we do our famous dual perspective thing as we bring you 2 articles from 2 different perspectives. We also go on several awesome tangents about things we like. But perhaps best of all, this episode features an interview with Gorilla from the Gorilla's Playthrough youtube channel, a channel that specializes in audio described content for the visually impaired! Check him out by doing a search for Gorilla's Playthrough, and heck, you might just hear my voice in some of his content. Thanks as always for listening to our podcast. Feel free to let us know what we messed up, or what you'd like us to talk about if anything. Share and enjoy!
02:24:07
April 15, 2021
Episode 80: the One Where We're Approaching 100
Welcome to Episode 80 of the Break Down Walls podcast! In this episode, we talk about the MLB the Show shocking revelation, put a spotlight on incredible Twitch streamer Barleybap, and a bunch more! Thanks as always for listening, and make sure to tune in next week for our special guest, gorilla! Share and enjoy!
01:15:38
April 8, 2021
Episode 79: The Last Episode Ever
Welcome to Episode 79 of the Break Down Walls podcast. In this episode, we talk about the Playstation Store Mistake, I demonstrate my love of Choice of Games once again, and more! Thanks so much for listening guys. Such a shame that this is our last episode ever. Please enjoy it all the more for that. Thanks again! Share and enjoy!
01:16:08
April 1, 2021
Episode 78: the one where I forgot my earbuds
Welcome to episode 78 of the Break Down Walls podcast! In this episode, we talk about XBOX Gamepass just winning, the potential of losing all PS3 digital content, my experience with Mars vision, and more! Thanks as always for listening. We truly do appreciate it. Share and enjoy!
01:19:17
March 25, 2021
Episode 77 The One I'm Calling Fallout 77
Welcome to Episode 77 of the Break Down Walls podcast. In this episode, we run down today's Square Enix Presents, we talk about the details we now have on the Playstation VR 2 controller, we let you know the jruth about Mars Vision, and more! As always, thanks so much for listening, and feel free to contribute ideas or give us feedback. Share and enjoy!
01:10:00
March 18, 2021
Episode 76: The Scholarly Episode
Welcome to Episode 76 of the Break Down Walls podcast! In this efisode, we talk about the Microsoft Acquisition of Bethesda, the lofty claims of Mars Vision, the release of the Blind Drive Audio game, a special BDW spotlight on Sightlesskombat, and more! Thanks as always for listening. We really do appreciate it. Share and enjoy!
54:56
March 11, 2021
Episode 75: Epic Moves and Epic Games
Welcome to Episode 75 of the Break Down Walls podcast: In this episode, we run down the state of play, talk about the epic offerings for free games this month, remind you of some accessibility stuff, and much more! Thanks as always for listening. Share and enjoy!
01:13:00
March 4, 2021
Episode 74: The one where Playstation Explodes
Welcome to Episode 74 of the Break Down Walls podcast! In this episode, we discuss the onslaugh! of Nintendo and Blizard and Playstation news, speculate on tomorrow's State of Play, and more! As always, thanks so much for listening, and don't forget we love feedback. Share and enjoy!
01:38:10
February 24, 2021
Episode 73: Xbox Redemption, featuring interview with Pramit of Louievoice
Welcome to Episode 73 of the Break Down Walls podcast! In this episode, we talk about Xbox's big accessibility news, bring uf a problem in games media, and more! We also have a great interview with Pramit, the creator of a voice assistant for the visually impaired called Louievoice! Check it out, and check the links below if you'd like to follow Pramit and his app. Thanks for listening. Share and enjoy! Play Store Download Link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.visioapps.louie&hl=en_IN&gl=US LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/pramit-bhargava-1860668/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/pramit_bhargava Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pramitl.bhargava Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pramit_bhargava/ Louie YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCw6A1mTbJ2QN0b8qxT2LaYQ Website Link: https://louievoice.com/ Feedback, Suggestions, Ideas and Queries Email: pramit@louievoice.com Skype: Pramit Louie
01:17:44
February 17, 2021
Episode 72: For Real This Time
Welcome to Episode 72 of the Break Down Walls podcast! In this episode, we discuss the unfortunate issue plaguing CD Projekt Red, we talk about tons of accessible games, we talk about my new audio description narration collaboration, and more! As always, thanks so much for listening. Share and enjoy!
01:35:41
February 10, 2021
Episode 71: The one where I almost get the number wrong
Welcome to Episode 71 of the Break Down Walls podcast! In this episode, we discuss the Gamestop situation, the Stadia situation, the sable situation, and more. I also speak of one of my latest consulting gigs, and introduce you to Dos Productions! As always, thanks so much for listening. Share and enjoy!!!
01:11:29
February 3, 2021
Episode 70: We're Back:!!
Welcome to Season 3, episode 1 of the Break Down Walls podcast! In this episode, we talk about lots and lots and lots of gaming news, including Ubisoft making a star wars game:!: We also discuss some accessibility news, like the growing awesomeness of the Sable RPG engine! As always we hope you share and enjoy this episode, and thank you for listening!
01:21:19
January 27, 2021
Episode 69: The 2020 Wrap up Episode
Welcome to the Break Down Walls Podcast's 2020 wrap up episode! It has been a crazy year for gaming, and so we went all out. Here you will find a complete rundown of the 2020 Game Awards, as well as a year end review of the podcast itself, where we look back at some of our own highlights: As always, thanks for listening. We of the Break Down Walls podcast wish you a happy holiday, and a happy new year! We'll see you in 2021!
03:17:34
December 16, 2020
Episode 68: The One Without an audio clip
Welcome to episode 68 of the Break Down Walls podcast! In this episode, we discuss Cyberpunk 2077, the upcoming game awards, a kickstarted audio game, and more! As always we greatly appreciate your feedback, and thank you so much for listening. Share and enjoy!!!
01:30:32
December 9, 2020
Episode 67: It's Great to be a Gamer!
Welcome to Episode 67 of the Break Down Walls podcast! In this episode, we've got a lot of ground to cover, as much has happened in our 2 week absence. Be prepared for a show packed with awesome discussion and news! As always, thanks for listening. We appreciate you, and welcome your feedback. Share and enjoy!
02:09:11
December 2, 2020
Episode 66: The One Where the Generation Shifts
Welcome to Episode 66 of the Break Down Walls podcast: In this episode, we ramble on about the next gen, which is now the current generation of consoles, as it has officially arrived. An additional note, during this show we discuss a situation that developed at Ubisoft Montreal, which as of the time of writing this description has, thankfully, been cleared up. Thanks as always for listening. Keep the conversation going by following the Hitchhiker's guide rule. Share, and enjoy!
02:11:10
November 13, 2020
Episode 65: The Eye of the Storm
Welcome to Episode 65 of the Break Down Walls podcast! In this episode, we discuss utilization of PS5 features, some detailed accessibility info, and more! As always, thanks so much for listening! Share and enjoy!!!
45:34
November 4, 2020
Episode Nintendo 64: The One that has nothing to do with the N64
Welcome to episode 64 of the Break Down Walls podcast! In this Episode, I discuss my hardware review of the PS5 and provide exclusive impressions of using the Dual Sense controller, we discuss some more game delays, and we talk about Ubisoft's accessibility progress! We really hope you enjoy this one, especially that tasty exclusive info! Thanks as always for listening. Share and enjoy!!!
01:28:58
October 28, 2020
Episode 63 and A Third: So Much Playstation
Welcome to Episode 63 and a third of the Break Down Walls podcast. Don't worry, you didn't miss anything, it's just a clay fighter joke. In this episode, we discuss the PS5 UI reveal, the PS4 software 8.0 update, and more! As always, we really appreciate you guys listening, and welcome your feedback. Share and enjoy!
01:38:04
October 21, 2020
Episode 62: Whatcha Gonna Do?
Welcome to Episode 62 of the Break Down Walls podcast! In this episode, we go over a lot of new PS5 information, talk about Assassins Creed Valhalla and its accessibility based on my impressions after a preview event, and more! It's an episode that's gonna run wild on you, so we hope you enjoy it! Thanks so much for listening!
01:26:37
October 14, 2020
Episode 61: The One with No Pun
Welcome to Episode 61 of the Break Down Walls podcast! In this episode, we discuss the latest PS5 news including the in-depth hardware teardown, we talk a heck of a lot about Hades, and lots more! As always, thanks a zillion for listening. Share and enjoy:
01:16:02
October 7, 2020
Episode 60: GAConf hype wins
Welcome to Episode 60 of the Break Down Walls podcast! In this episode, we discuss the PS5 and its crazy IO numbers, Amazon's new cloud gaming service, highlight some things from the awesome Game Accessibility Conference, and much more! As always, we thank you very much for listening. As always, share and enjoy!
01:18:00
September 30, 2020
Episode 59: The Kitten Edition
Welcome to Episode 59 of the Break Down Walls podcast! In this episode, we talk about the PS5 preorder deboccle, XBOX's acquisition of Bethesda Game Studios, a couple of neat accessible games, and more, all the while experienceing several interroptions from our new little kitten named Anna. It's a great episode that contains perhaps just a bit more cuteness than it should As always, thanks for listening. Share and enjoy!!!
01:23:53
September 23, 2020
Episode 58: The One That's Really Great!
Welcome to Efisode 58 of the Break Down Walls podcast! This episode is utterly insane, as we have not one, but 2 big events to cover: Ubi Forward and the big PS5 showcase that just happened. Check out all that and more, and as always, thanks for listening! Share and Enjoy!
01:41:29
September 17, 2020
Episode 57: Stairway to Mario
Welcome to Episode 57 of the Break Down Walls podcast! In this episode, we talk about all the recent Mario news, all the recent XBOX news, and much, much more! We sincerely hope you enjoy, and thanks so much for listening!
01:41:19
September 9, 2020
Episode 56: The One mostly about Gamescom
Welcome to Episode 56 of the Break Down Walls Podcast! In this episode, we discuss the massive event that was Gamescom opening night live, we talk about the Madden 21 Insanity, we put a giant spotlight on one of our BDW members, and much more. As always, we thank you for listening. Share and enjoy!
01:51:17
September 2, 2020
Episode 55: We have a drive to survive, and we're still alive!
Welcome to Episode 55 of the Break Down Walls podcast. In this episode, we discuss the big PS5 Global Spot, prepare for the onslaught of news that will be Gamescom, talk about the Madden 21 problem, and more. As always, thanks so much for listening, and please share and enjoy.
01:03:39
August 26, 2020
Episode 54: The one with the Japanese Intro
Welcome to Episode 54 of the Break down Walls podcast! In this episode, we discuss the clash of titans between Apple, Google, and Epic, we tell you about an interesting game-related poison recipe according to a historical fiction novel, we reiterate the foint that accessibility truly belongs everywhere, and much, much more. As always, we thank you for listening to this episode. Feel free to comment, share, and enjoy!!!
01:10:18
August 19, 2020
Episode 53: The uh, 53rd Episode
Welcome to Episode 53 of the Break Down Walls podcast! In this episode, we talk about a whole lot of stuff, including the latest Playstation State of Play, the Halo Infinite news, and lots more. It's full of our typical banter and as always, we hope you enjoy it. Thanks for listening!
01:21:51
August 12, 2020
Episode 52: The One with All the Controversy
Welcome to Episode 52 of the Break Down Walls podcast! In this episode, we talk about the PS5 PS4 controller controversy, the Spiderman controversy, the Ubisoft controversy, and more! Also, we discuss Blizard's efforts with Battlenet, and my accessibility impressions of the Avengers beta. Thanks as always for listening! Share and enjoy!
01:11:23
August 5, 2020
Episode 51: The XBOX Show
Welcome to Episode 51 of the Break Down Walls podcast! In this episode, we break down the Xbox Games Showcase, and I mean we really break it down. Then we throw in some stuff afterward. As always, share and enjoy, and thank you so much for listening!
01:32:14
July 29, 2020
Episode 50: The Niftiest episode
Welcome to Episode 50 of the Break down Walls podcast. In this episode, we try to cover all those gaming events we missed during our TLOU2 discussions, talk about some cool accessibility stuff, and more! Check it out, and as always, share and enjoy!
01:18:55
July 22, 2020
Episode 49: Part 2 of Part 2
Welcome to Episode 49 of the Break Down Walls podcast! This episode is a direct continuation of our previous one, so does also contain story spoilers for the Last of Us Part 2. If you haven't finished the game just yet, wait on this one until you do. In this episode, we finish up our discussion of the game's story, then dive into a post mortum of the accessibility features. It is, I think, an interesting discussion, and as always, we hope you enjoy it. Thanks very much for listening!
01:20:29
July 15, 2020
Episode 48: the Spoileriest Spoilcast of Spoilers, TLOU2
Welcome to Episode 48 of the Break Down Walls podcast! In this episode, we talk in depth about the complete story of the Last of Us Part 2. We share our thoughts, discuss experiences we particularly liked, and so on. Please note, this is very much a spoilercast. If you haven't beaten the game or watched it happen, avoid this for now. That said, we hope you enjoy, and we'll be coming back next week with an accessibility post mortum for the game. Thanks for listening!
02:15:14
July 9, 2020
Episode 47: The Hitman Episode: Featuring Steve Saylor
Welcome to episode 47 of the Break Down Walls Podcast! In this episode, we discuss Nintendo's apology, Cyberpunk 2077, the fall of Dr. Disrespect, uh, TBOU2 of course and much more. And speaking of The Last of Us 2, we also have an interview with a co-consultant on the game, a guy who has gone super viral recently, Steve Saylor! It's nearly a full 2 hours of awesomeness, and we really hope you enjoy it. As always, feedback and comments are appreciated. Thanks for listening!
01:58:45
July 1, 2020
Episode 46: Has it only been a week?
Welcome to Episode 46 of the Break Down Walls podcast! In this episode, we discuss EA Play, the Mixer tragedy, and of course the Last of us Part 2 along with some other things! It's a jam packed show, and I hofe you all enjoy it! We will have a guest next week in the form of fellow TLOU2 consultant Steve Saylor. Look forward to that! As always, thanks very much for listening! Share and enjoy!
01:30:34
June 25, 2020
Episode 45: The One with the Bugsnax
Welcome to episode 45 of the Break Down walls podcast! In this episode, we discuss the Playstation 5 event, and the newly accessible card battle roguelike hybrid Slay the Spire. And of course, we talk a little more about The Last of Us 2 because, ya know, of course we do. Thanks so much as always for listening, and please don't hesitate to provide feedback. Share and enjoy!
01:25:18
June 17, 2020
Episode 44: The Deep Dive into the accessibility features of the Last of Us part 2
The secret is out! I, Brandon Cole, worked on the total blind accessibility of the Last of Us Part 2 for the last 3 years. In this episode, I talk at length about all the features you can expect to use as you play the game, and discuss what an incredible accessibility win this is for us all. I very highly encourage questions and feedback, as I want to talk about this stuff, trust me. Thanks as always for listening, and don't forget to share and enjoy!
01:55:31
June 10, 2020
Episode 43: The one where the Last of Us 2 is accessible
Welcome to Episode 43 of the Break Down Walls podcast! In this episode, we talk about the multitude of events that have been delayed as a result of the difficult times we are currently living in, and of course we discuss the Last of Us 2 article published by the Verge, which informed blind people everywhere that they would be playing it day 1. As always, we thank you for listening to our show. Remember that we're still seeking theme song submissions. Otherwise, share and enjoy!
01:05:23
June 3, 2020
Episode 42: The Answer To The Question of The Meaning of Life
Welcome to Episode 42 of the Break Down Walls podcast! In this episode, we go over the recent State of Play video for the Last of Us Part 2, we talk Mortal Kombat 11 Aftermath, we tell you about a tournament for blind MK11 players called Sento Showdown, and more! As always, we appreciate and value your feedback, and encourage you to share and enjoy!
01:15:40
May 27, 2020
Episode 41: Gaad, this is Some 41 episode!
Welcome to Episode 41 of the Break Down Walls Podcast. In this episode, we discuss the Ghosts of Tsushima gameplay reveal, but also talk a whole lot about Global Accessibility Awareness day, which will take place on may 21, one day after the recording of this episode. It's a great week, and I hope you enjoy the show! Thanks as always for listening.
01:02:34
May 20, 2020
episode 40: Triangles and Tribulations
Welcome to Episode 40 of the Break Down Walls Podcast! In this episode, we cover the recent tech demo of Unreal Engine 5, Netflix's Interactivity, and more! As always, we hope you enjoy listening. Please feel free to provide us with feedback, and things you'd like us to talk about. Share and enjoy!!!
52:48
May 13, 2020
Episode 39: the Aftermath of trailers
Welcome to Episode 39 of the Break Down Walls Podcast. In this episode, we talk about both of the recent drops, the MK11 Aftermath announcement and the Last of Us 2 going gold and dropping a trailer. Huge stuff! We also go over some accessibility news, and talk about a couple big potentially playable games as well! As always, do share and enjoy, and thanks so much for listening!
54:36
May 6, 2020
Episode 38: The worst of Stadia
Welcome to Episode 38 of the Break Down Walls podcast! In this episode, we discuss the really truly quite awful Stadia Connect that recently happened, the really truly awful Last of Us 2 leaks, and I hype up the Sable RPG engine a bit as well. As always, we hope you enjoy this episode. Please feel free to comment in any way you like, and share with your friends. Thanks for listening!
01:02:32
April 29, 2020
Episode 37: Let's Go, Sable Featuring Carlos ′Rattlehead′
Welcome to Episode 37 of the Break Down Walls Podcast! In this episode, we talk about Sony's strange robot companion patent, the Sable engine finally starting beta testing, and more! We also have a super awesome guest in the form of blind competitive fighting gamer Carlos, who tells us how he works online tournaments these days, and clues us into how he got where he is. It's all great stuff, and as always we hope you enjoy. Please share, comment, leave voice messages, whatever you like! Thanks for listening!
01:26:26
April 22, 2020
Episode 36: It's really Episode 36!
Welcome to episode 36 of the Break Down Walls podcast! In this episode, we discuss the Final Fantasy 7 Remake because of course we do. We also talk about the Switch's new button remapping feature, the shocking Age of Empires 2 potential for playability, and more! Take a listen to this slightly shorter than normal episode, and as always, share and enjoy!
59:20
April 15, 2020
Episode 35: Crossing Squares and Dogs
Welcome to Episode 35 of the Break Down Walls Podcast! In this episode, we discuss the injeresting decisions by Square and Naughty Dog, the amazing accessibility of Animal Crossing New Horizons, my recent meejing with Twitch, and much much more. There's no guest this week, but if you like our usual banter, this episode will be an easy listen. Thanks as always for coming back to us every week, and of course, share and enjoy!
01:41:20
April 8, 2020
Episode 34: Invoking a conversation Featuring Invoke
Welcome to Episode 34 of the Break Down Walls podcast! This episode turned out far different than we expected, but in a very good way. We interviewed BDW member Invoke, and it became not only a great interview, but an excellent conversation about accessibility and advocacy, as well as the struggle that comes with having a disability. It became the whole Episode. So we really hope you like this one, and I personally hope it becomes the favorite of some of you out there, because I think it was brilliant. As always, thanks for listening. Share and enjoy!
02:17:02
April 1, 2020
Episode 33: Doom Crossing: Animals Eternal
Welcome to Episode 33 of the Break Down Walls Podcast! In this episode, we discuss the weird merging of the Doom Eternal and Animal Crossing communities, the impending eternal doom of Gamestop, and the equally impending eternal doom of Rockstar's arguments against accessibility. Oh, and more stuff too. We even got a voice message this week from our number 1 fan, T-blaze! Remember that you are always welcome to send us feedback as well, either through messages like that which we will discuss on the show, or by any other means. Otherwise, thanks so much for listening, and we really hope you continue to enjoy the show. Stay awesome!
01:02:35
March 25, 2020
Episode 32: Blind description Featuring Blind Ryan
Welcome to episode 32 of the Break Down Walls podcast! In this episode, we go over the massive technical information dump about the PS5 that just happened, we talk about new and upcoming accessible games and some news surrounding them, and we interview yet another provider of audio described content, Blind Ryan, discussing how he got started and what his future plans are. He also cohosts the rest of the show! We hope you like this one, and thank you for listening. As always, we encourage you all to share and enjoy!
01:49:24
March 18, 2020
Efisode 31: All About Sryth: the Celebration
welcome to Episode 31 of the Break Down Walls podcast! We said we'd do it, and we did. This episode is a celebration of the text-based, browser-based roleplaying game called Sryth, which just completed its second successful Kickstarter campaign. This is a game that has existed for so long, both Stirlock and I can honestly say we grew up with it. We really hope you enjoy this episode, and consider giving Sryth a shot if you haven't before. Thanks for listening, and as always, share and enjoy!
02:03:19
March 4, 2020
Episode 30: Objections and XBOX and Cherry, oh my!
Welcome to Episode 30 of the Break Down Walls podcast! In this episode, we discuss the latest bit of XBOX series X news, talk about Sony's changing plans, discuss not one, but 2 newcomers to the audio described content creator community, ed much, much, much more. There are some wonderful stories in this episode, including but not limited to Ubisoft hiring accessibility specialist Cherry Rae on in a permanent accessibility position. This episode is composed of many things, and we hope you enjoy them all on some level. Thanks as always for listening, and please don't hesitate to provide feedback if you've got it. Share and enjoy!
01:36:43
February 26, 2020
Episode 29: Rare Treats, and Icy Defeats
Welcome to Episode 29 of the Break down Walls podcast! In this episode, we discuss upcoming fighting game Granblue Versus, we talk about Blizard's giant failure known as Warcraft 3 Reforged, we discuss my epic Ubisoft-related news, and we even have an extremely large and detailed discussion about the epic fantasy RPG called Sryth. And yes, there are even more things than the ones listed here. As always, share and enjoy, and feel free to give us feedback. Thanks for listening!
01:45:50
February 5, 2020
Episode 28: Kakarot's Blind Quest for Stadia
Welcome to Episode 28 of the Break Down Walls podcast! In this episode, we drool over DBZ Kakarot, talk about our first experience trying Stadia in online multiplayer, discuss a new audio game on the horizon, and much much more. There is definitely more than one tangent in this episode, which is to say that it's a perfectly normal episode of the show. Please do share and enjoy, and never hesitate to give us feedback. We'd love to hear from you! Thanks for listening!
01:22:23
January 29, 2020
Episode 27: The Pitch Black Tub of Salt
Welcome to Episode 27 of the Break Down Walls podcast! In this episode, we discuss the truly ridiculous amount of Playstation 5 leaks that have come out in the past week, and ponder a world in which they are all real. We also discuss the sad and unfortunate Dusklight sijuation, the arrival of Audio Wizards on Steam, and I talk a bit about my having been contracted by Jackbox Games. All this fun stuff and more, so listen in and enjoy! Remember that we always welcome your feedback and contributions, and we thank you for checking us out. Thanks for listening!
01:19:38
January 23, 2020
Episode 26: And Another Thing
Welcome to Episode 26 of the Break Down Walls Podcast! This episode contains many rants, but I promise there's valuable info in there as well. There's even a rant about something that was ongoing while we were recording! That's right, breaking news in rant form! Good times! We hope you enjoy this episode, and as always, don't hesitate to give us feedback, or suggest a topic you'd like to hear us cover. Thanks for listening!
01:14:26
January 15, 2020
Episode 25: The Entire Script?
Welcome to Episode 25 of the Break Down Walls podcast! In this episode, we discuss Sony's super big PS5 reveal, Square's super big mistake, and AI Dungeon's super big feature update! Trust me, there's more where that came from, as this whole episode is super big. Also, we anounce that, though it's not today, there will officially be a guest on an upcoming episode, and we even tell you who it is. Do give it a listen, and as always, share and enjoy!
01:20:30
January 8, 2020
Episode 24: The Stocking Full of Stuff
Welcome to Episode 24 of the Break Down Walls Podcast! In this episode, we talk about so, so much stuff. I mean really, a lot of stuff. XBOX stuff, Playstation stuff, AI Dungeon stuff, Manamon 2 stuff, Starfinder stuff, just so much stuff! We really hope you enjoy this episode, especially as it is our final one for the year. The next 2 weeks will be podcast free as we take a holiday break. But please do enjoy this one, and as always feel free to share, and provide feedback. We love it all! Thanks for listening, and we'll see you next decade!
01:46:41
December 18, 2019
Episode 23, State of AI
Welcome to Episode 23 of the Break Down Walls podcast! In this episode, we talk about the possibility of a more affordable next-gen XBOX, Sony's state of Play event, the Game Awards, A new and amazing bit of tech called AI Dungeon, and much, much more! This episode is packed to the brim and I'm still sure I forgot something. As always, share and enjoy, and have a fabulous day!
01:27:12
December 11, 2019
Episode 22: The Stadium of Stadia Special
Hello and welcome to a very special episode of the Break Down Walls podcast. This episode is entirely a discussion of my recent and ongoing experience with Google Stadia, and even includes an audio sample of Stadia in action. I hope this episode serves to shed some light on the service itself, but also serves to educate on its usage for any other blind folks that may wish to check it out. Please share, enjoy, and feel free to provide feedback directly to me or Stirlock, or by using the voice messages link below. You can also support us there too. Thanks for listening!
01:57:51
December 4, 2019
Episode 21: A Googleplex of News
Welcome to Episode 21 of the Break Down Walls Podcast! In this episode, we talk about Google Stadia... A lot. Still, there are good and bad things here, and even my impressions of the Stadia Controller are here as well. Beyond that, we also discuss some shocking changes to the Jackbox Party Pack, the results of the Sequence Storm Team Trees Event, and... An accessible MMO? Check it out, share and enjoy, and make sure to tune in next time, as that episode will be solely focused on my first-hand impressions of Google Stadia, from configuration to gameplay! See you then!
01:22:56
November 21, 2019
Episode 20: I'm a Kid Again!
Welcome to Episode 20 of the Break Down Walls podcast! In this episode, while we do certainly spend some time intelligently discussing things like Stadia, and the Bethesda and Pokemon controversies, the majority of this episode is spent following up on, and subsequently nerding out about, Disney Plus. Our nerd tangent leads us to talk about one of our favorite 90's toys, 2xl! It's a crazy fun episode, and as always, I hope you like, share, and enjoy,,!
01:17:33
November 14, 2019
Episode 19: Crossing the Streams
Welcome to Episode 19 of the Break Down Walls podcast! In this episode, we talk about multiple types of streaming. Game streaming with Google Stadia, and a bit of a break from games as well as we discuss the 2, yes 2, streaming services launching this month. We also cover Manamon 2's release, give some love to Sequence Storm and Pitch Black, and more! We hope you enjoy listening to this one, and encourage you to leave feedback however you like. And if you did like the show, consider sharing it with your friends! Thanks again!
01:04:06
November 6, 2019
Episode 18: The one with Too Much Gaming News
Welcome to Episode 18 of the Break Down Walls Podcast! In this episode, we go over a ridiculous amount of gaming news that just all happened to happen between episodes, we talk about how the Inquisitor 4 just isn't worthy of its hype, we answer a question from Cel10e, and much, much more! There is no interview, as that would have made this mammoth episode even longer, but trust me, there's a lot here. Also, we've now officially hit 500 total plays for the show, and I sincerely appreciate everyone who took time out to listen to us. Thank you so much for listening, past and present, and as always, share and enjoy!
01:30:11
October 30, 2019
Episode 17: Modern WWE in the Spotlight
Welcome to Episode 17 of the Break Down Walls podcast! Due to a bit of a time crunch, there is no interview this week, but still we discussed a couple major releases, and put a spotlight on what some of our Break Down Walls creators are doing for accessibility. As always, we do thank you for listening, and please feel free to share and enjoy!
43:45
October 24, 2019
Episode 16: Fortnite Players be Twitchy
Welcome to Episode 16 of the Break Down Walls podcast! In this episode, we discuss the crazy Fortnite transitional event, as well as my recent accessibility meeting with Twitch, along with a couple other topics. There is no guest this week, but you're still getting just about an hour of wall-breaking goodness. As always, share and enjoy, and thanks for listening!
57:47
October 16, 2019
Episode 15: Not a Playstation Podcast I swear
Welcome to Episode 15 of the Break Down Walls Podcast! This may be our longest episode yet, but the talking never stops! We address the slew of PS5 news that has come out, discuss Playstation Now, talk about the release of the latest Inquisitor game, discuss a hidden gem in the form of a visual novel, and more! On top of that, we brought in one of the cofounders of our podcast partner, the Gamer Fuel Studios Network, Marcus Axford for a very broad, very deep, and very long interview. Seriously, none of this is a bad thing. This is an episode packed to the brim after our break last week, and I hope you like it. As always, my friends, share and enjoy!
02:20:11
October 9, 2019
Episode 14: We ain't got no Benjamines, but we have Hamiltons!
Welcome to Episode 14 of the Break down Walls podcast! In this episode, we discuss some breaking Playstation Store news, the latest State of Play, rumors about the PS5, the latest gadget-based Nintendo Switch Game, some surprising news about Catherine Full Body, and more! Yes, there are tangents. Also, we are honored to have an interview with one of the alltime greats of the accessibility advocacy community, Mr. Ian Hamilton! Ian gives us insight regarding how he got started, and how the Game Accessibility Conference became what it is today. We really hope you all like this episode, and please don't hesitate to give us feedback via a voice message, or just a mention on Twitter. As always, share and enjoy!
01:38:13
September 25, 2019
Episode 13: Death Stranded in the Sequence Storm
Welcome to Episode 13 of the Break Down Walls podcast! In this episode, we talk about Death Stranding a lot, as well as Final Fantasy 7 Remake, and the unbelievable KFC dating sim! We also respond once again to TBlaze, and discuss the idea of NDA's where accessibility features are concerned. And if all that's not enough for you, we have a super amazing interview with Daniel Lemon, creator of the fabulous Sequence Storm with his company Special Magic Games, which includes the first ever Break Down Walls exclusive! I really hope you like this episode, and as always, share and enjoy!
01:22:45
September 18, 2019
Episode 12: Borders and Legos and Gears, oh my!
Welcome to episode 12 of the Break Down Walls Podcast! In this episode, Stirlock and I go off on many tangents and discuss many things from the upcoming Borderlands 3, to the new accessible instruction site Lego has created, to my experience with Gears 5, and so much more. The thing is, due to our lack of guest, voice message, and community spotlight, this episode was supposed to be short. Sorry about that. Thanks for listening, and as always, share and enjoy!
01:04:41
September 11, 2019
Episode 11: Cellos with Vision
Welcome to Episode 11 of the Break Down Walls Podcast. In this episode, we discuss a whole bunch of stuff, as we were gone for a week due to some technical problems. Highlights include the beginning of the fall gaming season, and the release of Audio Wizards from My True Sound. Lastly, we finally have an interview with Cel10e, who audio describes her streamed gaming content live. What makes her tick? Perhaps it's the clock she mysteriously carries everywhere, but it could be something else! Listen to find out. Thanks so much, and as always, share and enjoy.
01:16:47
September 4, 2019
Episode 10: Visions of Celloes
Welcome to Episode 10 of the Break Down Walls Podcast, featuring for the first time ever, a cohost in the form of the mighty Stirlock! In this episode, we discuss, a big move made by Playstation, the Mental Vision Games controversy, and we welcome a brand new face in the area of Audio Described Gaming! We also respond to a voice message about Steam, providing as quick and helpful a walkthrough as we can from a blindness perspective. For more information regarding our new helpful game describer person, you can find her on both Twitter and Twitch under user name cel10e. Thanks as always for listening, and share and enjoy!
46:16
August 21, 2019
Episode 9: Circus Ninjas and Dudes Named Roy
Welcome to Episode 9 of the Break Down Walls podcast, and what an episode it is. This time, we discuss the Ninja controversy, talk about the Mario Maker Event and the upcoming audio game Circus Master's Revenge, Check in with TBlaze, and last but certainly not least, enjoy an amazing interview with the wongerful and fantastic and sincerely awesome audio description narrator and voice actor Roy Samuelson. I think you're really going to like this one, and I hope you do. Please do share and enjoy, but most of all, continue to be awesome! Thanks for listening!
54:57
August 14, 2019
Episode 8: The Good, The Bad, and the Granblue
Welcome to Episode 8 of the Break Down Walls podcast. In this episode, we talk about good and bad news coming out of the ESA, touch on a couple accessible games, discuss a really great community spotlight topic, respond to a voice message from listener TBlaze, and interview Break Down Walls team member Stirlock about Granblue Fantasy, and other things. It's a packed episode that I hope you all share and enjoy! Thanks for listening!
01:28:52
August 7, 2019
Episode 7: Islands and Storms and Steves: It's Unreal!
Welcome to Episode 7 of the Break Down Walls Podcast! This time, we briefly go back to the PS5 for some news, then we talk a whole lot about accessibility, including features being added to some games, features already added to other games, and the latest unbelievable update to the Unreal Engine! Once that's done, we have a fanffastic interview with Steve Sailor, who goes by the Blind Gamer on Twitter, and is a colleague of mine in the accessibility advocacy space, as well as an awesome content creator! Thanks for listening! Share and enjoy!
54:58
July 31, 2019
Episode 6: Lows and Highs
Welcome to Episode 6 of the Break Down Walls Podcast! In this episode, we drop some bad news about Google Stadia, but toss out some good vibes when we discuss the Sonus GDE or Game Development Environment. Plus, we have an interview with a fantastic member of the Break Down Walls crew, KOLjoy! There is a bit of dead air in the middle, due to some technicl difficulties, but all in all it is a tremendous interview that should be heard by everyone. Thanks as always for listening. Share, enjoy, and continue to be awesome!
59:02
July 24, 2019
Episode 5: Of Choices and Voices
Welcome to the fifth episode of the Break Down Walls Podcast. There's no guest this week, but still we discuss a variety of interesting topics, including the Nintendo Switch Light, the amazing libraries of Choice of Games and Hosted Games, and voice controlled games in general. We also respond to a flattering voice message from The Mental Vision Show! Tune in, share, and please oh please, enjoy.
33:14
July 17, 2019
Episode 4: Islands, Gods, and more VR
Welcome to episode 4 of the Break Down Walls Podcast! This time around, we discuss the rumor about the Ps5 being focused solely on hardcore gamers, the impending arrival of a game called Eagle Island, the Transcribing Games Project, and the Break Down Walls Mario Maker 2 challenge! Also on tap is an interview with low-vision gamer and content creator Jessie Anderson, with whom we discuss VR and all its accessibility potential. Thanks for listening, and as always, share and enjoy!
52:53
July 10, 2019
Episode 3: The Theme is New Things
Here we go with the third episode of the Break Down Walls Podcast! This week, we talk about new features in IOS13, new additions to this month's Playstation Plus lineup, and we have 2 new segments! First, our community spotlight segment, where we highlight a different topic chosen by the Break Down Walls community each week, and our first ever guest interview! This week, that interview is with none other than Drew Taylor, Founder and creator of Blind Sparrow Interactive, and let me tell you, it's a good one for both gamers and developers to listen to. You can find out more about Blind Sparrow Interactive on Twitter at www.twitter.com/blindsparrowint and on facebook at http://facebook.com/blindsparrowinteractive Thanks so much for listening!
01:23:39
July 3, 2019
Episode 2: Next Gen Approaches From Both Sides
Welcome to Episode 2 of the Break Down Walls Podcast! In this episode, we talk about the upcoming Next Gen Consoles from both a standard and accessibility point of view, touch on some other topics, listen to some voice messages, and speculate on... guests? Tune in, share, and enjoy!
49:10
June 26, 2019
Episode 1: Revenge of the E3 plague
'Welcome to our first episode! Tune in as the slightly ill Superblindman discusses his experience at E3, plus Google Stadia, the Potential for VR accessibility, and some future plans! Enjoy!
52:30
June 19, 2019