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Chance Time!

Chance Time!

By Chance Time
A generic video game podcast hosted by Curtis Lowe, Paul Bills, and Ryan Speakman.
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Episode 67 - Reunion-pallooza!
After being gone for weeks, Ryan is back! He, Paul, and Curtis talk about games they're playing, along with some other stuff, in a one-thing extravaganza. Email us: chancetimepodcast@gmail.com Join our Discord: https://discord.gg/6TqGhKugnK
02:00:33
August 18, 2022
Episode 66 - It Takes Two Review with Charlotte Speakman
Ryan brings his wife, Charlotte, on the show to discuss their experience playing It Takes Two. They also discuss Cuphead, and other games they have played together. Join our Discord server: https://discord.gg/cvfeeDnm Email us at chancetimepodcast@gmail.com
55:13
August 16, 2022
Episode 65 - Game Lengths
Paul and Curtis go to great lengths to talk about why they like longer or shorter games, and give recommendations for each. Join our Discord server: https://discord.gg/cvfeeDnm Email us at chancetimepodcast@gmail.com
02:10:33
August 04, 2022
Episode 64 - Our Summer Games
Curtis and Paul talk about what summer games they're playing, like Cuphead DLC, TMNT, and Neon White, as well as upcoming summer and fall releases they're looking forward to. Join our Discord server: https://discord.gg/cvfeeDnm Email us at chancetimepodcast@gmail.com
01:59:02
July 14, 2022
Episode 63 - Summer Game Fest Reactions and Discussions
Paul and Curtis talk about the games that interested them the most from Summer Game Fest and the other showcases and presentations from the past week. Join our Discord server: https://discord.gg/cvfeeDnm Email us at chancetimepodcast@gmail.com
01:44:47
June 16, 2022
Episode 62 - Summer Game Fest Predictions
Paul, Ryan, and Curtis talk about Pokemon, Sonic, and Star Wars Jedi: Survivor announcements, and make predictions about the upcoming Summer Game Fest and other upcoming summer game announcements. Join our Discord server: https://discord.gg/cvfeeDnm Email us at chancetimepodcast@gmail.com
02:03:31
June 02, 2022
Episode 61 - Delays
We talk about game delays. What games have been delayed, when it's ok to delay a game, how to improve delays, etc. Then Paul has Curtis and Ryan play a game of D-d-delays!
01:45:25
May 26, 2022
Episode 60 - Pokémon with Joseph Butler
Friend of the show Joseph Butler joins Ryan, Paul, and Curtis to discuss Pokemon, and Ryan hosts a game where we attempt to guess the Pokemon based on specific clues. Join our Discord server: https://discord.gg/cvfeeDnm Email us at chancetimepodcast@gmail.com
02:22:02
May 19, 2022
Episode 59 - "Control" Review
After Ryan, Paul, and Curtis talk about their one things, the review the game "Control" Join our Discord server: https://discord.gg/cvfeeDnm Email us at chancetimepodcast@gmail.com
02:21:50
May 12, 2022
Episode 58 - One Thing Extravaganza and the Death of Video Games
Ryan, Paul, and Curtis share a variety of one things, and Ryan laments the death of video games. Join our Discord server: https://discord.gg/cvfeeDnm Email us at chancetimepodcast@gmail.com
01:42:43
May 05, 2022
Episode 57 - Paul's Steam Deck Review
Paul got his hands on a Steam Deck! He gives us his experience and impressions so far, as well as answers our questions. Join our Discord: https://discord.gg/cvfeeDnm Email us at chancetimepodcast@gmail.com
01:43:22
April 28, 2022
Episode 56 - YouTube and Gaming
Ryan, Paul, and Curtis talk about YouTube, its impact on gaming, and our favorite YouTube channels. Join our Discord: https://discord.gg/cvfeeDnm Email us at chancetimepodcast@gmail.com
02:00:51
April 14, 2022
Episode 55 - Completing Games
We talk about what compels us to do everything in a game, as well as what the difference is between getting all the achievements and doing everything a game has to offer. Then we play a game of Plot Points - Riverdale Edition! Email us at chancetimepodcast@gmail.com or join our discord chat: https://discord.gg/EZjX5Vzs
01:56:32
April 07, 2022
Episode 54 - Wishlists
Ryan, Paul, and Curtis discuss wishlists. What platform has the best wishlist? How do we organize them? Then we finish with a PS4 edition of Chance Time League Draft. Discord link: https://discord.gg/EZjX5Vzs
02:22:33
March 24, 2022
Episode 53 - Difficulty & Accessibility in Video Games
Paul, Ryan, and Curtis talk about difficulty and accessibility in video games. Also, Elden Ring! Contact us by emailing us at chancetimepodcast@gmail.com or join our new discord server with this link: https://discord.gg/qXBa39CeVT
02:07:25
March 17, 2022
Episode 52 - Catch-up Episode (Thoughts on Horizon Forbidden West, Elden Ring, the PlayStation State of Play, and More!)
A First Thing's First, One Thing, Multiple Things Explosion episode brought to you by Mike Struckerburg and co-sponsored by Max Zwickerburg. We talk about Horizon Forbidden West, Elden Ring, Resident Evil Village, as well as the recent PlayStation State of Play. Plus many more things! Contact us by emailing us at chancetimepodcast@gmail.com or join our new discord server with this link: https://discord.gg/q3hZzSjm (link will expire on 3/16/2022. A new, working link will be posted in the most recent episode, until we figure out a better way to do this).
02:14:49
March 10, 2022
Episode 51 - Procedurally Generated Games with Jonah Henderson
Paul and Ryan are joined by Jonah Henderson to discuss procedurally generated games. Later, they play a game of Random Article Game Designers. Contact us by emailing us at chancetimepodcast@gmail.com or join our new discord server with this link: https://discord.gg/HbVebfNt (link will expire on 3/9/2022. A new, working link will be posted in the most recent episode, until we figure out a better way to do this).
02:06:13
March 03, 2022
Episode 50 - Chance Time's Top 50 Games
We create a list of 50 games that we think are pretty great! Paul, Curtis, and Ryan each choose 15, and the audience has chosen 5 to create our list! Contact us by emailing us at chancetimepodcast@gmail.com or join our new discord server with this link: https://discord.gg/HbVebfNt (link will expire on 3/2/2022. A new, working link will be posted in the most recent episode, until we figure out a better way to do this).
02:58:26
February 24, 2022
Episode 49 - Yearly Gaming Franchises with Nic Hargraves
We talk with Nic Hargraves about his experience with the Madden franchise and discuss other game franchises that come out every year. They also play a game of the SEO Golf Tour. Contact us by emailing us at chancetimepodcast@gmail.com or join our new discord server with this link: https://discord.gg/n3SPy5u5 (link will expire on 2/23/2022. A new, working link will be posted in the most recent episode, until we figure out a better way to do this).
02:13:53
February 17, 2022
Episode 48 - Another Nintendo Direct Breakdown
Nintendo had their first Direct of 2022 yesterday, so we discuss what was announced! Contact us by emailing us at chancetimepodcast@gmail.com or join our new discord server with this link: https://discord.gg/yZAxdjUj (link will expire on 2/16/2022. A new, working link will be posted in the most recent episode, until we figure out a better way to do this).
02:06:55
February 10, 2022
Episode 47 - Most Anticipated Games of 2022
Paul, Curtis, and Ryan discuss the games that they are most excited for this year!
02:13:60
February 03, 2022
Episode 46 - The Chance Time! Awards 2021
Welcome to the Chance Time! Awards 2021! This episode celebrates 2021's year of gaming with many prestigious categories, such as the "He's So Cool" award and the Best Video Game Character of 2021. Ending with our pick for the Game of the Year! Also, special appearance by Mike Struckerburg! Also, at some point something happens where Curtis and Paul's audio becomes distorted. We apologize for this, and are looking into it for future episodes.
02:24:24
January 20, 2022
Episode 45 - 2022 Predictions!
Curtis, Paul, and Ryan predict what will happen in the year 2022 (which is this year). Next week will be the official 2021 Chance Time Awards! Participate and vote by visiting this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdGbUqWMXVVh_XzVt3Rsb18UfXH_VZcITGPwRn3veJXcp30zQ/viewform?usp=sf_link
02:06:19
January 13, 2022
Episode 44 - Reviewing Our 2021 Predictions
Paul, Curtis, and Ryan kick off season 2 by reviewing the predictions we made in 2021!
01:48:15
January 06, 2022
Episode 43 - Everything Announced at the Game Awards 2021
Curtis (for a brief moment), Paul, and Ryan discuss everything announced at the Game Awards 2021!
02:18:34
December 16, 2021
Episode 42 - Top 10 Winter/Snow/Ice/Holiday Levels
Paul, Curtis, and Ryan create a top 10 list of the best winter/snow/ice/holiday levels. They also make brief predictions for the Game Awards, as well as play a round of Action, Adventure, or Neither!
02:08:20
December 09, 2021
Episode 41 - Holiday/Vacation Gaming Rituals
Paul and Ryan discuss how/when they play games when they have some time off or when they are travelling. 
01:34:46
December 02, 2021
Episode 40 - Game Awards Nominees 2021
Paul and Ryan discuss this year's nominees for the Game Awards.
02:00:09
November 18, 2021
Episode 39 - Personal Rules for Gaming/Can You Cheat in a Single Player Game?
Paul, Curtis, and Ryan discuss our personal gaming rules, and what other people consider "cheating" in games. Then they play a game of the Konami Code Quiz!
02:11:10
November 11, 2021
Episode 38 - Emulation
Curtis, Paul, and Ryan talk about the ethics, utility, and legality of emulation. Paul and Curtis are also grilled for their unplayed Steam games in a rousing edition of Steam & Order.
01:44:26
November 04, 2021
Episode 37 - Many One Things, Plus A Brief Overview of the State of Play
Paul and Ryan take turns talking about games their playing and observations they have, in a special catch-up edition of Mike Struckerburg's One Thing. Then they briefly share their thoughts on PlayStation's most recent State of Play.
02:09:50
October 28, 2021
Episode 36 - Creepy Moments in Games/Horror Games
Curtis and Ryan discuss some of the horror games they've played, as well as creepy moments in non-horror games.
02:01:29
October 21, 2021
Episode 35 - Disney Video Games
Paul and Ryan discuss Disney and their history with video games.
01:46:44
October 14, 2021
Episode 34 - Nintendo Direct Recap (September 2021 Edition)
Paul, Curtis, and Ryan discuss the latest Nintendo Direct! "He's so cool."
02:07:58
September 30, 2021
Episode 33 - PlayStation Showcase Recap
Paul, Curtis, and Ryan discuss the recent PlayStation showcase, as well as make predictions for the next Nintendo Direct.
02:36:42
September 23, 2021
Episode 32 - Spin-Off Games
Curtis, Paul, and Ryan discuss spin-off games and try to determine what the definition is.
01:54:35
September 09, 2021
Episode 31 - Reviewing Our 2021 E3 Predictions!
Curtis, Paul, and Ryan review their predictions for E3, as well as play a game of Chance Time League Draft (Wii U Edition)!
01:37:36
September 02, 2021
Episode 30 - Metroidvanias
Curtis, Ryan, and Paul discuss Metroidvanias! They go into a brief history, mechanics, and some of the best representations of the genre.
01:04:49
August 26, 2021
Episode 29 - Humor in Video Games or Funny Games or Something Like That
Paul, Curtis, and Ryan discuss humor/comedy in video games. Wii Shop Channel video that Curtis referred to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_qnI1WrlnU
02:11:59
August 12, 2021
Episode 28 - What Will Be Game of the Year in 2021?
Paul and Ryan discuss possible contenders for this year's game of the year.
54:27
August 05, 2021
Episode 27 - World of Warcraft with Emma Mason
Paul and Ryan speak with Emma Mason about her experience with World of Warcraft!
01:14:07
July 22, 2021
Episode 26 - Video Game Values/Pricing
Curtis, Paul, and Ryan discuss what a game is worth, pricing-wise, as well as time-wise.
01:41:44
July 08, 2021
Episode 25 - Video Game Leaks
Paul, Curtis, and Ryan discuss different video game leaks and rumors and how these leaks affect the industry. Plus, a game of Leak, Leek, or Leak!
01:59:07
July 01, 2021
Episode 24 - E3 2021
Paul, Curtis, and Ryan discuss this year's E3!
02:48:16
June 17, 2021
Episode 23 - E3 2021 Predictions
Curtis, Paul, and Ryan predict what they think will happen during this year's E3.
01:30:52
June 03, 2021
Episode 22 - Classic Games We Want to Play
Curtis, Paul, and Ryan discuss classic games they want to play, as well as play a game of CTL Draft!
01:44:41
May 27, 2021
Episode 21 - One Thing, Two Thing, Red Thing, Blue Thing: Where Is Curtis? Is He Missing? Spectacular!
Curtis is not able to join in on this episode, so Paul and Ryan just talk about some miscellaneous things that have been on their minds.
01:32:30
May 20, 2021
Episode 20 - Funeral for Ryan's Switch (Losing Consoles/Games)
Ryan's Switch has gone missing, and he mourns his loss with Paul and Curtis.
01:52:46
April 29, 2021
Episode 19 - Repetition vs Innovation in Games
Paul, Curtis, and Ryan discuss how and why games end up being remade, remastered, or just repeat similar ideas; as well as, how innovation is prioritized to create brand new gaming experiences and push games forward.
02:01:51
April 15, 2021
Episode 18 - Managing Your Gaming Backlog
Curtis, Paul, and Ryan discuss their video game backlogs and how they manage them.
02:01:07
April 08, 2021
Episode 17 - Games to Play to Get into Games
Curtis, Paul, and Ryan share their personal lists of five games that people should play in order to get into games.
02:07:04
April 01, 2021
Episode 16 - Video Games in Relationships
Ryan has started a new relationship, and for that reason is asking Paul and Curtis how video games have affected their relationships, and what expectations to have.
01:39:09
March 18, 2021
Episode 15 - Video Game Board Game Adaptations
Paul, Curtis, and Ryan discuss when a video game is adapted into a board game.
01:09:29
February 25, 2021
Episode 14 - Nintendo Direct Breakdown
Nintendo just had their first Direct since September of 2019! Curtis, Paul, and Ryan discuss the announcements, as well as their feelings about the Direct in general.
02:04:35
February 18, 2021
Episode 13 - Gaming Genres
Paul, Curtis, and Ryan discuss gaming genres and get philosophical about how they classify video games!
01:48:45
February 11, 2021
Episode 12 - Trophies/Achievements
Curtis, Paul, and Ryan discuss trophies and achievements. Do they add value to games or should we see less of them? Curtis hates them!
01:50:07
February 04, 2021
Episode 11 - James Criddle's Game Ideas with James Criddle
With Paul briefly out of commission, Curtis and Ryan bring in James Criddle. Yes, the James from the famous phrase, "thanks for coming to see James!" As a software developer, he has dabbled in game making and shares some of his ideas with us. Plus, we play a somewhat rousing game of Who Said It? Sephiroth vs Ghengis Khan edition! You can check out some of James' game demos/progress on his youtube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcPhlXnftUoBr2rP0Y2P0SA
01:47:51
January 28, 2021
Episode 10 - Collecting Video Games!
Paul Bills, Ryan Speakman, and Curtis Lowe talk about collecting video games, their collecting habits, and try to define different types of collectors.
01:40:10
January 21, 2021
Episode 9 - Star Wars Games with Sterling Mason
Curtis couldn't make it onto this episode, so Paul and Ryan brought in their friend, Sterling Mason. In lieu of recent news about Lucasfilm Games, they discuss Star Wars games. Their favorites, least favorites, as well as their Star Wars dream games.
02:11:41
January 14, 2021
Episode 8 - 2021 Predictions!
Ryan Speakman, Paul Bills, and Curtis Lowe make bold video game predictions for 2021.
01:29:28
January 07, 2021
Episode 7 - A Discussion About Hype
Curtis, Paul, and Ryan talk about the excitement around certain games and how it affects our perception of them. They also provide some tips about how to manage your expectations around hype, as well as discuss some games that lived up to the hype, and others that didn't. 
01:58:49
December 17, 2020
Episode 6 - Favorite Video Game Soundtracks
Curtis, Paul, and Ryan discuss video game soundtracks, as well as their histories with video game music. Thanks to Jonah Henderson for asking us about this topic!
01:44:11
December 10, 2020
Episode 5 - The Game Awards 2020
Paul, Curtis, and Ryan discuss the Game Awards this year. They predict what they think will win in some more notable categories, as well as invent their own categories that they would like to add in.
01:54:02
December 03, 2020
Episode 4 - Gamer Dad Questions with Cade Hollingsworth
Special guest Cade Hollingsworth joins Paul and Curtis, as Ryan asks them about their experience gaming while having children, as well how they plan to introduce and mitigate gaming in their kid's lives.
01:41:30
November 26, 2020
Episode 3 - Weird Games From Childhood
Curtis, Paul, and Ryan discuss those games that they could have sworn were real, but no one else seems to remember.
01:07:50
November 19, 2020
Episode 2 - Streaming vs Digital vs Physical
Curtis, Paul, and Ryan discuss the streaming future, and how it stacks up compared to owning a digital copy of a game, as well owning physical media. We also answer a rousing question sent in by Sterling Mason.
01:12:29
November 12, 2020
Episode 1 - The Pros and Cons of the Epic Games Store
Curtis Lowe, Paul Bills, and Ryan Speakman discuss the Epic Games Store, as well as play a game of Mario Party Many Mini Games.
01:43:49
November 07, 2020