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By Rhoades Clark
Three friends catch up whenever they can to talk about video games, what they mean, and why we play them.
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Fans of the Genre - 04/06/2018
Apr 7, 20181:14:36
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Fans of the Genre - 04/06/2018
Apr 7, 20181:14:36
03/09/2018
Mar 9, 201856:32
Episode 51
Feb 23, 20181:05:14
Episode 50: I Think We're Going to Stop With These Episode Titles
Feb 11, 20181:05:09
Episode 49: I Think Video Games Are Alright
Feb 3, 201855:50
Episode 48: We Played Every Single Video Game Ever And Lived To Tell The Tale About The Games
Jan 27, 201859:52
47: Season 2, Baby
Dec 1, 20171:03:28
Episode 46: Charlie Walentiny
Nov 3, 20171:19:20
Episode 45: Happy Mario Day
Oct 27, 201754:45
Episode 44: UNTIES
Oct 20, 20171:12:36
Episode 43: Lootboxes and Ennui
Oct 13, 201756:45
Episode 42: It Didn't Feel Bad... It Felt Good
Sep 29, 201756:17
Episode 41: WHERE MY FIRETEAM AT
Sep 22, 201747:22
Episode 40: The Return
Sep 15, 201756:09
Episode 38: SAMF
Aug 14, 201751:31
Episode 37: Fans of the Genre The Hedgehog
Aug 8, 201745:29
Episode 36: Tacoma
Aug 4, 201746:31
Episode 35: [Extremely Owen Wilson Voice]: Wow!
Jul 24, 20171:00:47
Episode 34: M'kay
Jul 17, 20171:01:04
Episode 33: We Bought a Zo- uh, a PC
Jul 10, 201743:01
Episode 32: When Daddy's Gone, The Children Shall Play
Jun 26, 201749:34
Episode 31: Just Got Back From LA!
Jun 20, 201755:40
FOTG E3 2017: Bethesda, PC Gaming, Ubisoft and Sony
Jun 13, 20171:11:15
FOTG E3 2017: Reactions to Microsoft and the Xbox One X
Jun 11, 201731:55
FOTG E3 2017: Reactions to EA Play
Jun 11, 201728:11
Episode 30: Excited for the Future Videogames
Jun 7, 20171:10:06
Episode 29: After Dark
May 29, 20171:03:40
Episode 28: Manic PC Dream Girl
May 22, 20171:01:42
Episode 27: Be Bad and Be Bad At It
May 15, 20171:08:45
Episode 26: Print this Episode Out, Hang it on Your Wall
May 8, 201753:34
Episode 25: "I put a guitar in a toilet in Tacoma"
May 1, 201753:15
Episode 24: Sorry about this one
Apr 24, 201728:44
Episode 23: We got bought
Apr 17, 201739:49
Episode 22: All of the Spectacle, None of the Sin
Apr 10, 201753:10
Episode 21: History Repeats Itself
Mar 27, 201751:24
Episode 20: Sign a Petition to Change the Ending of this Podcast
Mar 22, 20171:10:54
Episode 19: Wringing the Content Towel
Mar 13, 201756:58
Episode 18: No Rules, Just Right, Your Way, Have Fun
Mar 6, 20171:03:24
Episode 17: Night in the Goods
Feb 27, 20171:11:44
Episode 16: Casted Pod of the Video'd Game
Feb 20, 20171:08:13
Episode 15: LINK LINK
Feb 13, 20171:01:52
Episode 14: THE BIG GAME
Feb 6, 20171:01:24
Episode 13: Resident Evil 7 - Week One
Jan 30, 20171:19:16
Episode 12: The Anti-Rhoades Power Hour
Jan 23, 20171:09:49
Episode 11: Hype Train Choo Choo All Aboard
Jan 16, 20171:24:44
Episode 10: Empty Nostalgia
Jan 9, 20171:06:01
Episode 9: Happy New Year
Jan 2, 20171:08:35
Episode 8: Super Mario Brothers Running for iPhone
Dec 26, 20161:13:12
Episode 7: A Real Clustertruck
Dec 12, 20161:37:36
Episode 6: Collegiate Esports (with Kevin Hoang)
Dec 5, 201654:57
Episode 5: Jackbox Potato Pack
Nov 28, 20161:06:04
Episode 4: The Big Kahuna
Nov 21, 20161:04:10
Episode 3: "American Idiot Was Good"
Nov 14, 20161:12:28
Episode 2: The Schism
Nov 7, 20161:18:29
Episode 1
Oct 31, 201657:14
Fans of the Genre - 04/06/2018
XCOM 2, DIvinity: Original Sin 2, Assassin's Creed: Rogue, Sea of Thieves, Into the Breach, Dragon Ball Fighterz
1:14:36
April 7, 2018
03/09/2018
56:32
March 9, 2018
Episode 51
This one goes out to the one I love Topics: Dragon Ball FighterZ, Dragon Quest Builders (Switch), Monster Hunter World, Heat Signature, Battlefield 1
1:05:14
February 23, 2018
Episode 50: I Think We're Going to Stop With These Episode Titles
Brian's out, so Mikey and Rhoades spend a ton of time talking Monster Hunter, Dragon Ball FighterZ, Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball Super, Dragon Ball Battle of Gods, and Star Wars.
1:05:09
February 11, 2018
Episode 49: I Think Video Games Are Alright
Brian and Rhoades talk Celeste, Destiny 2, WoW, Fortnite Battle Royale, Red Dead Redemption 2 and more.
55:50
February 3, 2018
Episode 48: We Played Every Single Video Game Ever And Lived To Tell The Tale About The Games
Suggested Talking points: Mario Odyssey, Wolfenstein II, SteamWorld Dig 2, Gorogoa, Prey, Heat Signature, Floor Kids, SUPERHOT, Rimworld, Tumbleseed, Blossom Tales, Celeste, Quadrilateral Cowboy, Rimworld, Heroes of the Storm, World of Warcraft, Little Nightmares, Butterfly Soup, Subsurface Circular, What Remains of Edith Finch, Labo, Dark Souls Remaster, The World Ends With You
59:52
January 27, 2018
47: Season 2, Baby
The men of FOTG get back together to discuss Battlefront II's progression system, Wolfenstein II, Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, Chrono Cross, and the hills we'd die on (it's LARE-uh).
1:03:28
December 1, 2017
Episode 46: Charlie Walentiny
Surprise! We brought on the only fan of Fans of the Genre: Charlie Walentiny. Charlie joins us to talk about Sony's big Paris Games Week showcase, Yoko Taro's adult film ambitions, Call of Duty WW2's weird-ass loot boxes, and more. Then we ask him about what games make him cry. You Won't Want to Miss This.
1:19:20
November 3, 2017
Episode 45: Happy Mario Day
The boys get started with HQ and whether Scott is conscious of his internet popularity. Then, they talk about the beauty of Dead Space, the difficulty in Cuphead, the charm of Steamworld Dig 2, and the genius of the Picross game on Switch. Finally, they wrap it up with the news about a new Animal Crossing game for phones, as well as NeoGAF closing its doors as ResetEra takes its place.
54:45
October 27, 2017
Episode 44: UNTIES
The boys are back together to talk about Unties, the Super NT, Naughty Dog's bad response, EA shutting down Visceral, Star Wars, and IGN acquiring Humble Bundle. Then, we discuss Stardew Valley and how good Pajama Sam is.
1:12:36
October 20, 2017
Episode 43: Lootboxes and Ennui
Rhoades and Mikey talk a little bit about spooky games we like to play around Halloween, before talking about Cuphead, Destiny 2, Golf Story, and the ever-constant sense that life has no meaning and you're not sure what steps to take next. Honestly we have very positive outlooks on life.
56:45
October 13, 2017
Episode 42: It Didn't Feel Bad... It Felt Good
Brian's back and we've got spicy takes on Red Dead Redemption 2's new trailer, the SNES Classic, Star Fox 2, Getting Over It, Bluehole/Epic, Euclidean Lands, Destiny 2, FTL and Metroid: Samus Returns.
56:17
September 29, 2017
Episode 41: WHERE MY FIRETEAM AT
Brian's out, so Fireteam FOTG is just Mikey and Rhoades. They go through the news before talking all about Destiny 2! Eat it, Brian!
47:22
September 22, 2017
Episode 40: The Return
We're back with tons of news outta that Nintendo Direct, plus we talk about all the games we've played over the past month. We talk Divinity Original Sin II, Destiny 2, Nier Automata, Mario + Rabbids, Tabletop Simulator, XCOM 2, Night in the Woods, Banner Saga and more!
56:09
September 15, 2017
Episode 38: SAMF
We're Salty-Ass MotherFuckers, living the NFL. Topics Discussed: Overwatch, Hearthstone, Artifact, UFO 50, Telltale Batman: The Enemy Within, Dragon Quest Builders 2, No Man's Sky
51:31
August 14, 2017
Episode 37: Fans of the Genre The Hedgehog
It's only been a few days since you last heard from us, so not much is new. We do find ourselves going down a weird Sonic The Hedgehog-inspired hole. Wait. That came out wrong. (DeviantArt don't get mad at us please.) We then talk a bit about Mario Kart 8, Path of Exile, WoW, Quiplash 2 and Hollow Knight.
45:29
August 8, 2017
Episode 36: Tacoma
The boys have played Tacoma, the latest game form Fullbright. We gush about its mechanical hook and its smart ideas about AI, and how we feel about immediately comparing it to Gone Home. Then, it's more PUBG, Splatoon 2 and Dragon Ball Super talk! Stick around.
46:31
August 4, 2017
Episode 35: [Extremely Owen Wilson Voice]: Wow!
We played games! Mostly together! Lots of talk about Heroes of the Storm, Playerunknown's Battlegrounds, Splatoon 2, as well as a quick rundown of this week in gaming, including our thoughts on the Destiny 2 beta (that we haven’t even played). Listen! Share! Subscribe! Wow! Listen! Share! Subscribe! Wow!
1:00:47
July 24, 2017
Episode 34: M'kay
After some Game of Thrones talk, we discuss Rhoades' PC-building adventures, PUBG, Splatoon 2, the new Kingdom Hearts III trailer, Galaxy's Edge in Disney parks, and the new game from the creator of "Her Story." Games discussed:
1:01:04
July 17, 2017
Episode 33: We Bought a Zo- uh, a PC
Rhoades is back from vacation, ready to talk about Summer Games Done Quick, the new Overwatch character DOOMFIST, the new Netflix Castlevania series and more! Games discussed: Fire Emblem Awakening, Playerunknown's Battlegrounds, Super Castlevania IV, NieR: Automata, Oxenfree
43:01
July 10, 2017
Episode 32: When Daddy's Gone, The Children Shall Play
Rhoades is out on his honeymoon, so Brian and Mikey are holding down the fort this week. We talk about the Steam Summer Sale, our adventures in PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, and the future of Metroid and the Nintendo Switch.
49:34
June 26, 2017
Episode 31: Just Got Back From LA!
Boy, flying, right? We're fresh off the plane from E3, where we definitely played so many of those hot-ass games. So stoked to have been at E3 with all our friends. E3 was great. We played looks at writing on hand Stern Doors Battletron 2
55:40
June 20, 2017
FOTG E3 2017: Bethesda, PC Gaming, Ubisoft and Sony
Mikey and Rhoades run through all the highlights from Bethesda, PC Gaming, Ubisoft and Sony. We are here to share our thoughts with you over the web (yeah, that was a Spider-Man reference).
1:11:15
June 13, 2017
FOTG E3 2017: Reactions to Microsoft and the Xbox One X
Damn. Microsoft announced so many games at their E3 press conference, as well as more details on the Project Scorpio, now known as the Xbox One X (ugh, terrible). Will this make Rhoades buy an Xbox? (Probably not). Plus, we saw more about Anthem. We talk about it all. (Note: We discussed this before we realized the developer of The Last Light supported GamerGate and tweeted sexist stuff in the past. FOTG and Infinite Dogs do not condone the harassment and attitudes bred from GamerGate. It was a harassment campaign, nothing else.)
31:55
June 11, 2017
FOTG E3 2017: Reactions to EA Play
The boys got together to react to EA’s #EAPlay press conference, where they introduced Bioware’s Anthem (more on that at Microsoft’s press conference today), showed off Star Wars Battlefront II, and gave us a taste of A Way Out. Also: sports.
28:11
June 11, 2017
Episode 30: Excited for the Future Videogames
We're all about that E3 baby! We get together to discuss E3 2017, our favorite E3 memories, what we posted about on Facebook in 2008, as well as what we've been playing!
1:10:06
June 7, 2017
Episode 29: After Dark
Will Far Cry 5 be able to tackle its subject matter without sticking its foot in its mouth? Are the Divine Beasts in Breath of the Wild good? Why did Rhoades play The Order: 1866? How's Overwatch these days?
1:03:40
May 29, 2017
Episode 28: Manic PC Dream Girl
The Project Rap Rabbit Kickstarter has us a little skeptical, as does Destiny 2. That doesn't keep us from speculating a whole bunch. Plus we talk about our continued adventures in Zelda, Playerunknown's Battlegrounds, Return of Obra Dinn, Prey and Thumper.
1:01:42
May 22, 2017
Episode 27: Be Bad and Be Bad At It
What are some of your favorite obscure games that other people might not know about? We have a couple! We discuss them, as well as PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, Prey (2017) and more!
1:08:45
May 15, 2017
Episode 26: Print this Episode Out, Hang it on Your Wall
Every once in a while we get weirdly tired of playing videogames, which is bad because we host a show dedicated to videogames. What do we do when we feel exhausted by the very idea of picking up a controller, and what are some good games to play to get back into it? Or, is it sometimes good to step back and reevaluate your relationship with games? (Yes.) Topics: Videogame fatigue, Nier Automata, Breath of the Wild, Mario Kart 8, Bloodborne, Prey (2017)
53:34
May 8, 2017
Episode 25: "I put a guitar in a toilet in Tacoma"
Brian and Mikey went to the PIG Squad Drink N' Draw in Portland and played some games! After they give the lowdown, we then continue to discuss my complicated relationship with Telltale games, as well as What Remains of Edith Finch, Kamiko and more.
53:15
May 1, 2017
Episode 24: Sorry about this one
We lost most of Mikey's audio on this one, so the last half is just me and Brian . It's a little awkward and raw, but we had fun. We discuss Kimmy (read our review), the SNES Classic (read our wishlist) and traveling with the Switch.
28:44
April 24, 2017
Episode 23: We got bought
Fans of the Genre got bought by a scrappy yuppy startup. Visit infinitedogs.com for articles. It's a website. Topics discussed: Infinite Dogs, Overwatch Uprising, Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild, Persona 5, mobile gaming
39:49
April 17, 2017
Episode 22: All of the Spectacle, None of the Sin
We're back after a week off (ugh, marriage) to talk about games that immediately turned us off, as well as Dark Souls 3 DLC, Bethesda Pinball, KAMI 2, and, wait a minute — Brian played Destiny? What? Original music by Jon Bash.
53:10
April 10, 2017
Episode 21: History Repeats Itself
We sat around a virtual table to discuss our history with gaming, buying M-rated games when we weren't supposed to, our favorite games of all time, things our older siblings did with OUR games, and a whole lot more. Original music by Jon Bash
51:24
March 27, 2017
Episode 20: Sign a Petition to Change the Ending of this Podcast
Better late than never, right? The boys are all in the same room to discuss the Mass Effect Andromeda backlash, harassment in games, TypeShift, Kinda Funny, Nintendo Switch, Zelda and more. Thanks for listening! Regular episodes resume March 27.
1:10:54
March 22, 2017
Episode 19: Wringing the Content Towel
The boys come together to talk Zelda (again), Packing Up the Rest of Your Stuff on the Last Day at Your Old Apartment (that's a real game folks), No Man's Sky games that aren't inherently competitive (Gone Home, Firewatch, Her Story, Journey, ABZU, Night in the Woods, etc.) and a few other bits and bobs. The content runs through it.
56:58
March 13, 2017
Episode 18: No Rules, Just Right, Your Way, Have Fun
The Switch is here! Sort of!
1:03:24
March 6, 2017
Episode 17: Night in the Goods
As your go-to source for news, reviews, previews, babes and more, we OBVIOUSLY already have a Nintendo Switch (no we don't). Just like those smaller sites, we get tons of early games and consoles (no we don't). It's only natural we'd have the hottest takes on just how that lil portable baby feels (we don't, but we can speculate based on the podcasts we listen to). Topics discussed: Nintendo Switch previews, Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Dark Souls, The Yawhg, Nioh, Night in the Woods, console UI Original Music by Jon Bash.
1:11:44
February 27, 2017
Episode 16: Casted Pod of the Video'd Game
This week has us discussing games of the video variety, particularly the enduring traits of Japanese games. Then, we talk more about what sets Nioh apart from Dark Souls (which Brian picked back up this week!). All that before Mikey waxes poetic on Yakuza 0.
1:08:13
February 20, 2017
Episode 15: LINK LINK
The boys are back in town, and they have a bunch of fun stuff to say about The Besties (welcome back!), Terrace House, Hitman, Final Fantast XIV, For Honor, Link's full name and more! This one gets a little silly. Thanks, dwinkies! Original music by Jon Bash
1:01:52
February 13, 2017
Episode 14: THE BIG GAME
Ah yes, the big game! What a rousing display of physical ability. Very good. We talk about the highlights from yesterday's big game, as well as how Nintendo is doing pretty well with that there mobile strategy! Rhoades has more Hitman stories, Brian dumped WoW (not really), and Mikey is rolling for cute anime fighters. Discussed: The Big Game, Hitman, Final Fantasy XIV, Kingdom Hearts, Night in the Woods, Fire Emblem: Awakening, Fire Emblem: Heroes, Resident Evil 7, Dark Souls, Idle Thumbs (goodbye!)
1:01:24
February 6, 2017
Episode 13: Resident Evil 7 - Week One
Rhoades spent like 30 minutes trying to come up with a Resident Evil 7/Donald Trump parallel but couldn't. Suffice to say it would have gone something like: Which is the real resident evil, the game... or America? Wow. Very insightful and spooky. Anyway, this episode is heavy on politics partway through. We are... unhappy with the current administration and used this episode to air our grievances. We do talk a lot about Resident Evil 7, Hitman, 2064: ROM, Kingdom Hearts and more.
1:19:16
January 30, 2017
Episode 12: The Anti-Rhoades Power Hour
Hey readers, it's Rhoades. I'm out this week, marching in DC. That leaves Mikey and Brian to talk about... well... tbh I didn't listen, so we'll find out together. I assume only very nice things.
1:09:49
January 23, 2017
Episode 11: Hype Train Choo Choo All Aboard
George Berry (@strifedarko) joins us today all the way from the UK! George is a developer (producer?) at Team Woodsalt, where he and a small group of devs are making Sonder. We learn about Sonder, then talk about the Nintendo Switch, Kingdom Hearts, Titanfall 2 (again), Hidden my game by mom!, and a few other games. Also, we get an update about Brian's journey through Dark Souls.
1:24:44
January 16, 2017
Episode 10: Empty Nostalgia
Today, we wax nostalgic on a few "older" games, namely Kingdom Hearts, Dark Souls, The World Ends With You and Bayonetta. Weirdly enough, there's some sort of thread between all of those, which let us discuss how far games, systems and storytelling have come since the PS2-era. We also spend a fair amount of time talking about DOOM (2016). It's a good ep, y'all.
1:06:01
January 9, 2017
Episode 9: Happy New Year
We all joined around an actual table this week, for the very first episode where we're all in the same room. The holiday season has us talking about what we want from the Nintendo Switch, a new Assassin's Creed, as well as The Surge, a follow-up to Lords of the Fallen. After that, we talk about the late Carrie Fisher and the ways in which we enjoy Star Wars.
1:08:35
January 2, 2017
Episode 8: Super Mario Brothers Running for iPhone
We're preoccupied boys, so we missed last week (sorry!). We're back for the final episode of 2016 to talk about games, video games, video games, video games and video games. We're a little torn on Super Mario Run and it's always-online requirement (and its silly friend codes), but we still find time to celebrate our love for Overwatch, Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD, Song of the Deep, Steamworld Heist and more! Note: Toward the VERY end we talk a little bit about Star Wars: Rogue One. You've been warned!
1:13:12
December 26, 2016
Episode 7: A Real Clustertruck
Mikey's back, and we're here to reflect on the week that was, as well as discuss Watch Dogs 2, Clustertruck, Burly Men at Sea, Invisible Inc, No Man's Sky, and some problems with Telltale games. Then we talk about how we cope with delayed games before moving into hot takes!
1:37:36
December 12, 2016
Episode 6: Collegiate Esports (with Kevin Hoang)
We're joined by our very first guest! Kevin Hoang, president and co-founder of the Washington Gaming Association, joins Brian and Rhoades to talk about competitive gaming, what colleges need to do to curate programs for esports and the benefits of gaming as part of a community. Mikey couldn't join us today, but he'll be back next week!
54:57
December 5, 2016
Episode 5: Jackbox Potato Pack
We all just got back from our holidays away and have some stories about it, some of which are about games! Topics discussed: Jackbox Party Pack 3, Mini Metro, Block'hood, Islands: Non-Places, STALKER, Turkey, Potatoes
1:06:04
November 28, 2016
Episode 4: The Big Kahuna
Immediately upon your arrival in Alola, a handsome professor wearing shorts and an open lab coat — no shirt underneath, by the way — grabs your hand. "Come with me," he says. "We're going on a journey." Your heart skips a beat. You're in an observatory at night outside a small town in rural Virginia. You've got a broken key in your hand, not the grasp of Young Professor Science Man. Where did the nice professor man go, and where's My Sweet Boy? You approach the telescope with the hope that gazing into the night sky will help you make sense of it all. Peering into the telescope you— You're on the bus, listening to podcasts and feeling a desperate wave of FOMO. Hitman seems pretty good. You open up the web browser on your phone and spend $60 on a game you probably won't like. Topics discussed: Pokémon Sun, Pokémon Moon, Virginia, Heroes of the Storm, Watch Dogs 2, Titanfall 2, FOMO, setting artificial rules on gameplay.
1:04:10
November 21, 2016
Episode 3: "American Idiot Was Good"
It's been a week. Topics discussed: Coping with elections, Skyrim, Titanfall 2, NES Classic, Superbrothers Sword & Sworcery EP, E.V.O. Search for Edin, Daffy Duck: The Marvin Missions, punk music
1:12:28
November 14, 2016
Episode 2: The Schism
You order the pizza, but they make it too easy for you to add more. So you order some chicken, and some cinna-stix too. You're ready to Play Some Video Games. Press sta- ew, why is your controller so greasy? Never mind. You watch TV instead and ruminate over whether the Borderlands series is any good. Topics discussed: Fallout 4, Fallout New Vegas, Titanfall 2, Skyrim, Overwatch, Diablo 2 (not 3), Borderlands.
1:18:29
November 7, 2016
Episode 1
Fans of the genre agree: This new video game podcast is not a mixed bag. Join Rhoades, Mikey and Brian for their inaugural episode, in which they discuss how both Valiant Hearts and Battlefield 1 talk about WWI. Then we move onto some World of Warcraft: Legion and how to play games on a holiday budget. Also. Hot takes.
57:14
October 31, 2016
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