The boys talk about Marvel's Sony's Insomniac's Spider-Man for the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system, friendship and gentrification in Donut County, how good-as-hell Dead Cells is, and how Yakuza is now Mikey's favorite series ever. Then, they recap all the good stuff at PAX, including Untitled Goose Game (GOTY forever), Ashen, and Boyfriend Dungeon.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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."
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
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.
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
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.)
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.
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?
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.
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)
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.
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.
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Topics discussed: Infinite Dogs, Overwatch Uprising, Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild, Persona 5, mobile gaming
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?
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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.
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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.
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.
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
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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.
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!
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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!)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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
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.
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.
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.