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By A & L
A weekly conversation between married gamers about films, the latest gaming news, and a topic in the gaming industry. Hosted by @AceTheGrocer and @JourneyFirst

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Ep. 67: Game Preservation | ft. the Justins of EON Gaming
In this week's episode, we look at another Fallout 76 mess up this time involving a refrigerator and a robot, head of Ubisoft explaining why Assassin's Creed will continue to be open-world RPG games, Gamestop will once again close down more store, and our big topic is all about Retro Game Preservation with our special guests Justin Chou and Justin Scerbo of EON Gaming! Buy EON Products🎮: Super64: https://amzn.to/30pDaVX GCHD MK-II: https://amzn.to/302JXZl Time Stamps: Fallout 76 Fridge – 5:06 Assassin’s Creed Will Always be Open World  – 9:21 Gamestop to close thousands of stores – 13:30 EON Gaming Interview – 19:04 Game Preservation – 43:41 Intro Music: 'Follow Me' by Jimmy Fontanez Social Media: Twitter: @GamingGroceries Instagram: gamesandgroceries Website: gamesandgroceries.com Equipment We Use 💥: Microphones 🎤: https://amzn.to/2LJu3wb Lighting 💡: https://amzn.to/2lx8nYr Soundboard 📻: https://amzn.to/2luNzkf Headphone Monitor 🎧: https://amzn.to/30wFQ4j Articles 📰: Fallout 76 Fridge: https://www.polygon.com/2019/9/11/20860869/fallout-76-atomic-shop-refrigerator-scrap-collector-controversy Assassin’s Creed Will Always Be Open World: https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-09-10-why-ubisoft-isnt-abandoning-its-open-worlds Gamestop To Close Thousands of Stores: https://www.gamespot.com/articles/how-gamestop-plans-to-turn-things-around/1100-6469770/  
1:28:01
September 16, 2019
Ep. 66: Why Creative People Leave
In this week's episode, we discuss a thriller film called 'Ready or Not' in Movie Minutes, CD Projekt Red making a creative decision for Cyberpunk 2077, Hideo Kojima being kind to beginner gamers & movie fans, a beloved creative director leaves a studio, and our big topic discusses the issue of why creative people leave their jobs. Time Stamps: Movie Minutes – 3:55 Cyberpunk 2077 only 1st person  – 15:12 Death Stranding ‘Very Easy Mode’ – 20:20 Ikumi Nakamura Leaves Tango Gameworks – 24:02 Why Creative People Leave – 28:36 Intro Music: 'Follow Me' by Jimmy Fontanez Social Media: Twitter: @GamingGroceries Instagram: gamesandgroceries Website: gamesandgroceries.com Equipment We Use 💥: Microphones 🎤: https://amzn.to/2LJu3wb Lighting 💡: https://amzn.to/2lx8nYr Soundboard 📻: https://amzn.to/2luNzkf Headphone Monitor 🎧: https://amzn.to/30wFQ4j Articles 📰: Cyberpunk 2077 only 1st Person: https://www.polygon.com/2019/9/3/20847409/cyberpunk-2077-third-person-controversy-first-person-cd-projekt  Death Stranding ‘Very Easy Mode’: https://www.ign.com/articles/2019/09/06/kojima-says-death-stranding-has-very-easy-difficulty-mode-for-movie-fans Ikumi Nakamura Leaves Tango Gameworks: https://www.gamespot.com/articles/ghostwire-tokyo-creative-director-ikumi-nakamura-l/1100-6469627/
57:53
September 9, 2019
Ep. 65: The State of Star Wars | ft. Markus Graves
In this week's episode, we discuss the latest remastered game that will spark up our childhood nostalgia, a failed game studio coming back from the ashes to be a shadow of its former self, alleged assaults in the gaming industry that brings up a discussion of major accountability,  and our BIG TOPIC is all about the State of Star Wars! From Dark Rey to the Ripple Effect of The Last Jedi to the Mandalorian, we take a deep dive with our guest, Markus Graves, into this topic. Markus Graves  Plugs: YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/user/MarkusGraves Twitter - https://twitter.com/IAmMarkusGraves Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/themarkusgraves/ Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/MarkusGraves Time Stamps: Lion King and Aladdin Games Remastered – 5:06 TellTale Games Revival – 9:15 Infinite Falls Cut Ties With Holowka – 15:09 Interview w/ Markus Graves – 24:42 The State of Star Wars – 49:04 Intro Music: 'Follow Me' by Jimmy Fontanez Social Media: Twitter: @GamingGroceries Instagram: gamesandgroceries Website: gamesandgroceries.com Equipment We Use: Microphones: https://amzn.to/2LJu3wb Lighting: https://amzn.to/2lx8nYr Soundboard: https://amzn.to/2luNzkf Headphone Monitor: https://amzn.to/30wFQ4j Articles: Lion King and Aladdin Games Remastered: https://www.engadget.com/2019/08/28/disney-aladdin-lion-king-games-in-fall/?guccounter=1 TellTale Games Revival: https://www.polygon.com/2019/8/28/20835854/telltale-games-return-walking-dead-lcg-entertainment?fbclid=IwAR0wkYZKK4WEAiaca5CLJ_nx9qEezD40aAOqRh73BkaWFjmX8elAciV6W4Q Infinite Falls Cut Ties With Holowka: https://www.theverge.com/2019/8/28/20837342/night-in-the-woods-game-cancelled-alec-holowka-assault
1:48:41
September 2, 2019
Ep. 64: Thoughts On LIFE IS STRANGE 2 Episode 4
In this week's episode, we discuss a new game coming to the Google Stadia platform, Sony stops dragging their feet and puts a ring on their beloved indie studio, Gamestop sinking so low that they clean house at HQ and a famous magazine, and out BIG topic is our thoughts and opinions on the latest episode of Life is Strange 2. Moon Knight Recommendations (that I could find on Amazon...support your local Comic shop, there's better ones out there): The Bottom: https://amzn.to/2Hp4sF5 Essential Moon Knight: https://amzn.to/2ZgkBrh Lunatic: https://amzn.to/2zlDIkw Time Stamps: Cyberpunk 2077 to Stadia - 9:24 Sony Acquires Insomniac - 12:07 Gamestop Lays off 120 People - 16:16 Life is Strange 2 Episode 4 Discussion - 22:01 Intro Music: 'Follow Me' by Jimmy Fontanez Social Media: Twitter: @GamingGroceries Instagram: gamesandgroceries Website: gamesandgroceries.com Equipment We Use 💥: Microphones 🎤: https://amzn.to/2LJu3wb Soundboard 📻: https://amzn.to/2luNzkf Headphone Monitor 🎧: https://amzn.to/30wFQ4j Articles 📰: Cyberpunk to Stadia: https://www.pcgamer.com/cyberpunk-2077-will-be-on-stadia/ Sony Acquires Insomniac: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/why-sony-interactive-bought-spider-man-maker-insomniac-games-1233018 Gamestop Lays Off 120 People: https://kotaku.com/gamestop-lays-off-over-100-people-including-nearly-hal-1837418024
1:12:29
August 26, 2019
Ep. 63: No Time To Game | ft. Overachievers Gaming Podcast
In this week's episode, we discuss the future of streaming video games as said by Phil Spencer, the lead producer of Anthem leaving the studio after eight years, Twitch not playing the bigger man and does wrong to Ninja, and our big topic is about not having enough time for video games with special guests 'Overachievers Gaming Podcast'! Intro Music: 'Follow Me' by Jimmy Fontanez Overachievers Gaming Podcast Plugs: https://www.beanoverachiever.com/ https://www.instagram.com/og.podcast/  https://www.instagram.com/vvash/  https://www.instagram.com/ashipastrami/  https://www.twitch.tv/Vvash  https://www.twitch.tv/ashipastrami Time Stamps: Phil Spencer Talks Streaming Games – 4:20 Ben Irving Leaves Bioware – 8:15 Twitch Does Ninja Dirty – 12:03 Interview w/ Overachievers Gaming Podcast – 20:23 No Time To Game – 51:06 Equipment We Use 💥: Microphones 🎤: https://amzn.to/2LJu3wb Lighting 💡: https://amzn.to/2lx8nYr Soundboard 📻: https://amzn.to/2luNzkf Headphone Monitor 🎧: https://amzn.to/30wFQ4j Articles 📰: Phil Spencer Speaks on Game Streaming: https://www.cnet.com/news/xboxs-phil-spencer-says-video-game-streaming-is-years-and-years-away-from-being-mainstream/ Ben Irving Leaves Bioware: https://www.vg247.com/2019/08/15/anthem-bioware-ben-irving/ Twitch Does Ninja Dirty: https://www.theverge.com/2019/8/11/20801212/ninja-twitch-promoted-channels-porn-streaming
1:32:43
August 19, 2019
Ep. 62: The Case for Long Games
Man, we were exhausted after a long week, but we try our best to keep the energy up for y'all! In this week's podcast, we discuss a Netflix original film, Halo Infinite will look just fine on your old console, the ESA breaks down and requires loot box regulations, Epic Games plays the good guys and defends Ooblets, and this week's big topic is the case for Long Video Games...like RDR2... Intro Music: 'Follow Me' by Jimmy Fontanez Time Stamps: Movie Minutes – 5:06 Halo Infinite on Xbox One – 16:38 ESA on Loot Box Odds – 22:02 Epic Defends Ooblets Devs – 29:03 The Case For Long Games – 39:06 Equipment We Use 💥: Microphones 🎤: https://amzn.to/2LJu3wb Lighting 💡: https://amzn.to/2lx8nYr Soundboard 📻: https://amzn.to/2luNzkf Headphone Monitor 🎧: https://amzn.to/30wFQ4j Articles 📰: Halo Infinite on Xbox One: https://www.ign.com/articles/2019/08/05/halo-infinites-xbox-one-version-wont-be-second-class-says-halo-boss ESA Loot Box Odds: https://www.gameinformer.com/2019/08/07/esa-sony-microsoft-and-nintendo-will-start-requiring-developers-to-disclose-lootbox-odds Epic Games defends Ooblets Developers: https://kotaku.com/epic-pledges-to-support-developers-after-intense-harass-1836981633
1:08:55
August 12, 2019
Ep. 61: How Can Christians Be Gamers?
In this week's episode we discuss the Hulu Exclusive movie called 'Almost Friends', the earnings report from Ea that stated NBA Live 20 will be delayed, an amazing accomplishment by Sony to get as many PS4's into as many homes as possible, Ninja making some huge strides by striding away from his former home, and our big topic comes from one of our recent YouTube videos as to how can Christians be Gamers? Intro Music: 'Follow Me' by Jimmy Fontanez Time Stamps: Movie Minutes: ‘Almost Friends’ – 5:13 NBA Live 20 Delayed – 17:56 PS4 Sells 100M Units – 24:26 Ninja Moves Over To Mixer – 29:29 How Can Christians Be Gamers? – 35:29 Equipment We Use: Microphones: https://amzn.to/2LJu3wb Lighting: https://amzn.to/2lx8nYr Soundboard: https://amzn.to/2luNzkf Headphone Monitor: https://amzn.to/30wFQ4j Articles: NBA Live 20 Delayed: https://www.polygon.com/2019/7/30/20747613/nba-live-20-delay-release-date-ps4-xbox-oneNintendo  PS4 Sells 100M Units: https://www.forbes.com/sites/paultassi/2019/07/30/sonys-ps4-finally-outpaces-the-wii-with-100-million-sold/#2cc3a39ac4fa Ninja Moves Over To Mixer: https://www.ign.com/articles/2019/08/01/ninja-leaves-twitch-to-stream-exclusively-on-mixer
1:05:42
August 5, 2019
Ep. 60: Apolitical Gamers ft. MrMattyPlays
In this week's podcast, we discuss Hideo Kojima's predictions for Video Game Streaming and what the future holds, Nintendo writing a memo to customer service with a no-questions-asked business model, CD Projekt Red being misquoted for religious themes, and our big topic is all about Apolitical Gamers with our special guest 'MrMattyPlays'! Intro Music: 'Follow Me' by Jimmy Fontanez MrMattyPlays Social: Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmXH6CX_juGwNFTj3PESdoA Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/mrmattyplays Twitter: @G27Status Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/mrmattyplays Our Social: Twitter: @GamingGroceries Instagram: gamesandgroceries Website: gamesandgroceries.com Time Stamps: Kojima Predicts Game Streaming – 4:26 Nintendo Fixes Joy-Con for Free – 7:27 Cyberpunk 2077 handling religions – 10:56 MrMattyPlay Interview – 17:20 Apolitical Gamers – 44:44 Equipment We Use: Microphones: https://amzn.to/2LJu3wb Lighting: https://amzn.to/2lx8nYr Soundboard: https://amzn.to/2luNzkf Headphone Monitor: https://amzn.to/30wFQ4j Articles: Kojima’s Streaming Predictions: https://www.ign.com/articles/2019/07/21/hideo-kojima-streaming-video-games-movies-interactive-future-comic-con Nintendo Will Fix Joy-Con for Free: https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/8xzzva/internal-nintendo-memo-instructs-customer-service-to-fix-joy-con-drift-for-free?utm_source=wptwitterus&fbclid=IwAR1peb2sgyOS9ONmn8FX2o88ypONO4zl_jd_YkrAShpueuzJMEDk9O23gfA Religions will be in Cyberpunk 2077: https://www.ign.com/articles/2019/07/23/heres-what-cd-projekt-red-really-said-about-religion-in-cyberpunk-2077
1:24:10
July 29, 2019
Ep. 59: Game Subscription Services
In this week's episode, we discuss the YouTube documentary on God of War (2018) titled 'Raising Kratos', a beloved Studio Director leaves a large studio after 24 years of service, EA gives a big patch to Sims 4 to the point where you'd call it Sims 5, a newly improved Nintendo Switch is silently releasing, and our big topic is all about Gaming Subscription Services such as Game Pass and Stadia! Intro Music: 'Follow Me' by Jimmy Fontanez Time Stamps: Movie Minutes – 5:22 Tim Willits Leaves – 16:27 Sims 4 Patch – 20:21 New Nintendo Switch – 27:23 Subscription Services – 33:57 Articles 📰: Tim Willits Leaves ID Software: https://www.ign.com/articles/2019/07/18/id-software-studio-director-tim-willits-to-leave-studio Sims 4 Patch: https://www.ea.com/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/news/patch-15179 New Nintendo Switch Details: https://www.techradar.com/news/nintendo-switch-2
1:02:29
July 22, 2019
Ep. 58: Marriage and Gaming Pt 3
In this week's episode we dive into the 2018 film 'The Spy Who Dumped Me', discuss an announcement for a new video game based Netflix series that will be sure to please a good amount of watchers, we get the announcement of a new Splinter Cell & Assassin's Creed game but not in the way you'd think, Nintendo drops the biggest news of the week with a small iteration, and finally we take a lot at our marriage and it has been built up over the course of this podcast! Intro Music: 'Follow Me' by Jimmy Fontanez Time Stamps: Movie Minutes - 4:30 Cuphead on Netflix – 15:39 Splinter Cell VR – 19:52 Nintendo Switch Lite – 24:13 Marriage & Gaming Part 3 – 34:43 Equipment We Use: Microphones: https://amzn.to/2lqgKEZ Lighting: https://amzn.to/2lx8nYr Soundboard: https://amzn.to/2luNzkf Headphone Monitor: https://amzn.to/30wFQ4j Articles: Cuphead on Netflix: https://www.pcgamer.com/cuphead-is-getting-turned-into-a-netflix-series/ Splinter Cell VR: https://www.gamesradar.com/splinter-cell-assassins-creed-oculus-vr-exclusive/ Nintendo Switch Lite Details: https://www.nintendo.com/switch/lite/?cid=N1027-01:ch=pdpd Marriage and Gaming: Part 1: https://radiopublic.com/games-and-groceries-GqzKap/ep/s1!81ccd Part 2: https://radiopublic.com/games-and-groceries-GqzKap/ep/s1!49961
1:08:10
July 15, 2019
Ep. 57: The Message Behind Sea of Solitude
In this week's episode we discuss the latest film in the MCU 'Spider-Man: Far From Home', Epic becomes charitable towards a developer and their kickstarter backers after a major backlash, Remedy Entertainment regains the rights to a fan favorite game series and discusses the future of it, EA once again is disconnected from their audience perspectives, and our big topic of the week is all about the deeper message behind the newly released game 'Sea of Solitude'. Intro Music: 'Follow Me' by Jimmy Fontanez Time Stamps: SpiderMan Far From Home: 3:37 Epic Refunds Backers: 14:10 Remedy Regains Rights: 18:35 EA Struggles with Bad Guy Perception: 23:24 The Message Behind Sea of Solitude: 31:19 Articles: Epic Refunds Backers:  https://www.pcgamesn.com/shenmue-3/refund  Remedy Takes Back Alan Wake:  https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2019-07-01-alan-wake-developer-remedy-regains-publishing-rights  Sony Interested in Remedy:  https://gamingbolt.com/sony-lining-up-bid-to-acquire-remedy-entertainment-rumour EA Struggles with Bad Guy Perception:  https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-07-02-ea-i-struggle-with-the-perception-that-were-just-a-bunch-of-bad-guys  Kotaku Anthem Article:  https://kotaku.com/how-biowares-anthem-went-wrong-1833731964  Follow us on Social Media: Twitter: @GamingGroceries Instagram: gamesandgroceries YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7gPPze1bq4KGDOgHH3mu2w 
1:17:05
July 8, 2019
Ep. 56: Break the Mold (ft. Nick DePalo)
In this week's episode, we take a look at a new follow up game from Josef Fares but it's not A Way Out 2, Phil Harrison brings good news about purchases made on the Google Stadia platform, Tim Sweeney once again defends his exclusive game captures on Twitter, and today we have the developer behind Adam's Ascending, Nick DePalo! WE talk about his favorite PS1 games, his thoughts on Christian games, and we have a fantastic discussion all about breaking the mold of traditional content consumption! Nick DePalo: Twitter: @Depalo Instagram: nick_depalo Intro Music: 'Follow Me' by Jimmy Fontanez
1:26:16
July 1, 2019
Ep. 55: Does Gaming Make You Fat?
In this week's episode we discuss the Directorial Debut of Idris Elba with "Yardie", Bungie caring for the work-life balance of their development team, Microsoft scrapping their ideas for an affordable console and hiding all of the evidence, EA officially calling Loot Boxes by a different name and Epic claiming to be a non-profit organization, and our big topic for the week is all about fitness and gaming as well as some quick tips for efficient workouts while giving more time for gaming. Articles:  https://medicalxpress.com/news/2019-06-video-games-obesity.html https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20181015obesityrpt.html  Intro Music: 'Follow Me' by Jimmy Fontanez 
1:09:30
June 24, 2019
Ep. 54: E3 Thoughts After Sleeping On It
In this week's episode we discuss the film " Borg vs. McEnroe" as two players face off with differing mentalities, Dontnod releasing a statement that their next title in 2020 and will be an exclusive to Epic Game Store, Todd Howard discusses new gameplay details on Starfield along with partnering with Elon Musk, Phil Spencer talking more rumors for a bigger partnership with the Nintendo Switch, and out big topic for the week is all about E3 and what our thoughts are one week after the big showcases. Intro Music: 'Follow Me' by Jimmy Fontanez
1:09:25
June 17, 2019
Ep. 53.2: E3 2019 Part 2
Part 2 of this week's episode continues our discussion of more showcases out of E3 2019! We talk on the PC Gaming show and the highlight game that'll take a bite out of the competition, Limited Run Games giving us a truckload of PS Vita games and supporting another handheld system, Ubisoft allowing us to play as an old lady assassin and telling us how they plan to copy Rocket League, Square Enix giving a lot of information on the Final Fantasy remake as well as their Avengers project, and finally we conclude with Nintendo who fired on all cylinders with a new Animal Crossing and a highly anticipated sequel. Intro Music: "Synergy" by Geographer
1:29:30
June 12, 2019
Ep. 53: E3 2019 Part 1
In this week's episode, we're taking a deep dive in the first 4 showcases of E3 2019! We take a look at EA Play, even if it didn't take part in E3, and we talk on Jedi Fallen Order, FIFA 20, and the new expansion on Sim 4. Microsoft came next and it was mildly disappointing for us, we talk on a ton of games coming to users on Game Pass Ultimate, Gears of War 5, some indie game we liked, and their "talk" on the next-gen Xbox. Bethesda was next up to bat and we discuss new Fallout 76 DLCs, a new IP from Tango Gameworks, and a brand new technology for Streaming games in the Cloud. And finally we've got Devolver Digital and what can I see, it's more ridiculousness from the company and we talk about how much we enjoyed them. Intro Music: 'Synergy' by Geographer
1:19:41
June 10, 2019
Ep. 52: Importance of Game Worlds
In this week's episode we discuss the Hulu exclusive film 'Please Stand By' in our Movie Minutes, Phil Spencer promises to bring the heat at this year's E3 by announcing a whole lot of exclusives, Death Stranding getting a 9 minute trailer of story and gameplay along with a surprising release date, Todd Howard admitting to IGN of how shaky Fallout 76 was, and our big topic for the week is all about Video Game worlds and how they keep you invested in a game's story. Intro Music: 'Follow Me' by Jimmy Fontanez
1:05:39
June 3, 2019
Ep. 51: Video Games Make Memories
In this week's episode we discuss an Australian indie film "The Rover" in Movie Minutes, a new Star Wars movie based on a video game developed by Bioware (yup, that one!), a promise from Sony that the transition to the next generation on consoles will be as smooth as possible, Gamestop making desperate attempts to stay financially afloat, and our big topic for the week is talking on how video games are able to give you great memories with your friends and family. Intro Music: 'Follow Me' by Jimmy Fontanez 
1:02:41
May 27, 2019
Ep. 50: Ask Us Anything
We've made it to 50 episodes y'all and this week we talk about our thoughts on John Wick 3 as well as answering fan questions sent in to us. Is a hotdog a sandwich? Will there be a Mass Effect Trilogy? What's the best comic book video game? Should the Sixers trade Ben Simmons? All this and more as the fans Ask Us Anything and we answer as many as we can! Intro Music: 'Follow Me' by Jimmy Fontanez
1:07:48
May 20, 2019
Ep. 49: Thoughts on Life is Strange 2 Episode 3
In this week's episode we discuss we discuss how an upcoming Elder Scrolls Online Tabletop RPG learned their copy and paste skills from their old high school essay projects, a Senator from Missouri is trying to pass a bill that will help minor video game players learn to better their finances, a vital walk-out occurs in Riot studios that could lead to the unionization of game developers, and our big topic for the week is all about our thoughts and opinions of the latest episode in Life is Strange 2! Intro Music: 'Follow Me' by Jimmy Fontanez If you would like to submit a question for our Episode 50 AMA, you can tweet it to us using the hashtag #GG50 or email your question to us at gamesandgroceries@gmail.com  
1:03:05
May 11, 2019
Ep. 48: The Case For Short Games
In this week's episode we discuss the film 'John Wick 2' in Movie Minutes, the unfortunate events surrounding Slightly Mad Studio's project console 'Madbox', the Epic Games Store acquires yet another studio and game that will mess with the Steam ecosystem, the creators of World of Warcraft and Lord of the Rings Online released a new Educational MMO with a AAA experience, and our big topic for this week is our case to play more shorter games including some solid recommendations. Intro Music: 'Follow Me' by Jimmy Fontanez   If you would like to submit a question for our Episode 50 AMA, you can tweet it to us using the hashtag #GG50 or email your question to us at gamesandgroceries@gmail.com
1:00:33
May 6, 2019
Bonus Episode: Avengers Endgame SPOILERcast
We watched Avengers: Endgame for a second time, if you've seen it you can check out our thoughts. We won't even go over what we talked about in the description because that is ALSO a spoiler. Enjoy!  If you would like to submit a question for our Episode 50 AMA, you can tweet it to us using the hashtag #GG50 or email your question to us at gamesandgroceries@gmail.com
58:20
April 29, 2019
Ep. 47: Female Gamers
In this week's episode we introduce our plans for a special 50th episode, discuss the movie Endgame without spoilers, Nintendo president debunking a rumor for their E3 presentation, Hideo Kojima confuses us more about his new game at the Tribeca Film Festival, Tim Sweeney holding exclusives hostage until Steam meets their demands, and our big topic for the week is all about female gamers and how we can bring in more women into the video game culture! Intro Music: "Follow Me" by Jimmy Fontanez If you would like to submit a question for our Episode 50 AMA, you can tweet it to us using the hashtag #GG50 or email your question to us at gamesandgroceries@gmail.com
1:02:21
April 29, 2019
Ep 46: Show Your Hype Level
In this week's episode we talk about the Hulu Exclusive movie "Destroyer" in our Movie Minutes, the Halo Showtime series has chosen its Master Chief actor, Microsoft has announced their All Digital edition of the Xbox One S (we need some oofs in the chat), Mark Cerny dropped a massive info dump for Wired about the PS5 specs, and our big topic for this week is all about being open to the emotions of your hype for a game or upcoming movie! Intro Music: "Follow Me" by Jimmy Fontanez
1:02:01
April 22, 2019
Ep. 45: Narrative-Driven Games (ft. Dan of The Greatest Story Ever Played Podcast)
In this week's episode we discuss our thoughts on the Star Wars Episode 9 reveal, Jason Schreier writes a follow up article on the state of Dragon Age 4, an anonymous millionaire wants to design a real-life game mode on a private island, Hidetaka Miyazaki is interested in making a whole new game design for his future games, and this week's big topic we discuss the love we have for Narrative Driven Games and what the future holds for them with special guest Dan from the Greatest Story Ever Played Podcast! Intro Music: "Follow Me" by Jimmy Fontanez
1:09:40
April 15, 2019
Ep. 44: Difficulties in Games
In this week's episode we talk about the super long week we had, discuss the new film Shazam! and how Liz was offended by it, Ubisoft dropping hints about the next Assassin's Creed game in Division 2, Prince Harry expressing that a certain game should be banned, Jason Schreier writing a massive article on Anthem's development, and our big topic is on the question of whether or not "Souls-Borne" games should have easy modes or should we all change our perspectives. Intro Music: "Follow Me" by Jimmy Fontanez
1:04:31
April 8, 2019
Ep. 43: Groceries in Games
In this week's episode we talk about if the 4K version of "Halloween" (2018) is worth it, Andrew Wilson closing down EA branches in two different countries, Gearbox coming out at PAX East to give a very human presentation, some really good news to come from Bethesda that pulls at heart strings, and our big topic for the week is all about Grocery stores in Video Games and where we see the future for that particular issue in the industry. Intro Music: "Follow Me" by Jimmy Fontanez
57:58
April 1, 2019
Ep. 42: Epic Game Store
In this week's episode we discuss the film "Us" in our Movie Minutes, a rumor alert about a couple of new Nintendo Switch models, Google's new streaming service for gamers was announced, Epic Game store takes away more third party games from Steam users, and our big topic of the week is why everyone is so upset over the Epic Game Store buying out all of these exclusivity deals. Intro Music: "Follow Me" by Jimmy Fontanez
56:24
March 25, 2019
Ep. 41: Do Graphics Actually Matter?
In this week's episode we discuss the film "Christopher Robin" in Movie Minutes, Xbox's announcement for the Master Chief Collection and Halo: Reach, Gearbox revealed an announcement for a new chapter in PAX East, Sean Murray announcing a brand new update for No Man's Sky in Summer (yup, our Top 3 Gaming News are just announcements), and our Talkie Time for this week is all about Graphics in games and how much they matter to the players. Intro Music: "Follow Me" by Jimmy Fontanez
1:03:09
March 18, 2019
Ep. 40: Importance of eSports (ft. AbsoluteProdigy)
In this week's episode, we talk discuss the film 'Captain Marvel' in our Movie Minutes segment, Nintendo introducing VR is a Nintendo kind of way, Hideo Kojima confirming that Death Stranding is a little bit behind schedule, Activision is being sued on behalf of shareholders, and our big topic for the week is a conversation about what eSports brings to the Gaming Industry with our very first guest AbsoluteProdigy. Intro Music: "Follow Me" by Jimmy Fontanez
1:08:54
March 11, 2019
Ep. 39: Junk Food Gaming
In this week's episode we discuss the film "Reign Over Me" in our Movie minutes, our thoughts on the latest Nintendo Direct on the new Pokemon RPGs, Obsidian revealing how many teams they have working on separate projects, Jo-Mei games announcing their follow up game after Sea of Solitude, and our big topic is all about Junk Food Gaming which we discuss the definition of it and why we play those types of games. Intro Music: "Follow Me" by Jimmy Fontanez 
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March 4, 2019
Ep. 38: Backwards Compatibility
In this week's episode we dive in the film "Fighting With My Family" in Movie Minutes, Fallout 76 revealing its DLC roadmap for 2019, a legal dispute over the name 'Redfall', a possible leak for a Bethesda Softworks game (yeah, this week is more like 'Top 3 Bethesda news') and our big topic of the week is the importance of Backwards Compatibility for the next console generation. Intro Music: "Follow Me" by Jimmy Fontanez
1:04:07
February 25, 2019
Ep. 37: I Think I'll Wait For A Sale
In this week's episode we discuss the Netflix Original film "The Last Laugh", THQ Nordic acquires yet another studio and IP, the latest news and updates from the Nintendo Direct, Activision Blizzard at it again with their dirty tricks, and our big topic for the week is when do you know you should wait for a sale on a game you're curious about. Intro Music: "Follow Me" by Jimmy Fontanez
1:06:35
February 18, 2019
Ep. 36: Rumor Mill Marketing
In this week's episode we cover our thoughts on The One-Hundred Foot Journey, the info drop of the upcoming game The Outer Worlds, EA under-performing on sales with lack of Battle Royale, Death Stranding being "crazy complicated" and our big topic of the week is the power of Rumor Mill Marketing and how it grew an audience for Apex Legends basically overnight. Intro Music: "Follow Me" by Jimmy Fontanez
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February 11, 2019
Ep. 35: Hits Won't Be Hits For All
In this week's episode, our Movie Minutes covers Bo Burnham's "Eighth Grade", Gamestop Stock plummeting to the Earth's core, the newest announcement from Respawn, Quantic Dream going multi-platform, and our big topic for the week is discuss why not every "hit" game will be every gamer's hit game. Intro Music: "Follow Me" by Jimmy Fontanez
1:06:15
February 4, 2019
Ep. 34: Thoughts on Life is Strange 2 Episode 2
In this week's episode we discuss the rumors of Fallout 76 becoming Free-To-Play, EA rejecting Bioware's pitch of their dream game, Metroid Prime 4 taking an unorthodox step in its development, and this week's big topic is on our thoughts of Life is Strange 2 Episode 2! Intro Music: "Follow Me" by Jimmy Fontanez
1:12:10
January 28, 2019
Ep. 33: Marriage & Gaming Pt. 2
In this week's episode, we discuss the latest Movie Minutes on "Mid-90's", EA cancels yet another Star Wars game which makes Adam go on a rant, Hideo Kojima shows off a demo of Death Stranding, Bioware to release a demo of Anthem to assist consumers, and our big topic of the week is on how gaming can actually help marriages/relationships grow even more. Intro Music:  "Follow Me" by Jimmy Fontanez 
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January 21, 2019
Ep. 32: Streaming Video Games
In this week's episode we discuss our thoughts on this week's Movie Minutes, Pennsylvania proposing a ridiculous video game tax, Ubisoft pulling away their games from Steam, Activision giving Bungie more power, and this week's conversation is all about the future of the Gaming Industry with streaming Video Games like we stream Movies. Intro Music: "Follow Me" by Jimmy Fontanez
1:08:59
January 14, 2019
Ep. 31: Are Exclusives Important?
In our official first episode of 2019, we discuss two movies we watched in our segment "Movie Minutes", the latest Elder Scrolls release prediction, Activision trying to nickel and dime their players, a new announcement for a new console coming from Slightly Mad Studios, and our big topic of the week is on "Why Exclusive Game Titles are Important for the Gaming Industry?" Intro Music: "Follow Me" by Jimmy Fontanez
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January 7, 2019
Ep. 30: Video Game Movies
In this week's episode we start a new segment replacing Table Talk Topics, yet another Bethesda blunder involving alcohol, NBA 2K19 players getting robbed on Christmas night, the heavy rumor of backwards compatibility, and our big topic for this week is on Video Game Movies and what the ideal movie would look like. Intro Music: "Follow Me" by Jimmy Fontanez 
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December 31, 2018
Ep. 29: Gaming Christmas Stories
In this year's Christmas episode we do our final Table Talk Topic segment, talk about the great sales for the Nintendo Switch, Fallout 76 Holiday Blunders, a new suit enters Spiderman PS4, and this week our big topic is on our video game related Christmas Memories! Intro Music: "Follow Me" by Jimmy Fontanez
1:06:24
December 22, 2018
Ep. 28: How Christian Games Could Work
In this week's episode, we talk about the great news coming out of The Outer Worlds, Fallout 76 giving out unnecessary patches to upset players, Blizzard at it again with Activision's greediness, and this week's big topic is on how a Christian video game could work if you wanted to make one. Intro Music: "Follow Me" by Jimmy Fontanez
1:07:19
December 17, 2018
Ep. 27: How The Game Awards Affect Gaming
In this week's episode Liz flexes a lot on Adam for fixing the audio quality of the podcasts, Bethesda being clumsy with customer information, Soulja Boy trying to get hip with the gamers, an exciting rumor on another studio to be purchased by Microsoft, and this week's big topic is about how the Game Awards are important to further legitimize the video game industry. Intro Music: "Follow Me" by Jimmy Fontanez
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December 10, 2018
Ep. 26: Thoughts on the 2018 Game Awards
Today is special episode where we discuss all our highlights from the 2018 Video Game Awards. Many Awards were well deserved, some were a bit questionable, but all around it was the best Game Award show to date. Also, Adam is in love already with Obsidian's "The Outer Worlds" Intro Music: "Follow Me" by Jimmy Fontanez
1:07:55
December 8, 2018
Ep. 25: Lootboxes and Gambling
In this week's episode we talk about our first week of Hello Fresh, the potential lawsuits coming in against Fallout 76, Elder Scrolls Blades being delayed, and our big topic for this week is all about "Are Lootboxes actually forms of gambling?" Intro Music: "Follow Me" by Jimmy Fontanez
1:04:08
December 3, 2018
Ep. 24: Are Gamers Actually Entitled?
In this week's episode we talk about our Thanksgiving break, Ubisoft dev telling us to not buy loot boxes, a Reddit users leaks on the PS5 and Anthem being delayed, and our big topic this week is the question we've all been wondering "Are gamers actually entitled little babies?" Intro Music: "Follow Me" by Jimmy Fontanez
1:06:17
November 26, 2018
Ep. 23: How To Love A Gamer At Christmas
In this week's episode we talk more on Fallout 76, the the new Life is Strange comic, Sony pulling out of E3 & PSX, the Game of the Year Award Nominees, Bethesda continuing with the Creation Engine, and this week's big topic is all about gift ideas you can get a gamer for the holidays as we approach Black Friday. Intro Music: "Follow Me" by Jimmy Fontanez
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November 17, 2018
Ep. 22: Why Christian Games Don't Work
In this week's episode we talk about our long weekend, thoughts on the XO18 showcase, Blizzard announcing more mobile games, a potential new Zelda game, Ubisoft selling microtransactions to kids, and our big topic this week is why would making a "Christian Video Game" would not work in the way you want it to. Intro Music: "Follow Me" by Jimmy Fontanez
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November 12, 2018
Ep. 21: Why Adults Stop Gaming
In this week's episode we talk on the PC version of the Fallout 76 B.E.T.A., Adam goes on a 10 minute rant on Fallout 76, the mediocre line up on the Playstation Classic, Blizzard's bizarre decision for the next Diablo game, and our big topic this week is on the top 3 reasons why adults go on a gaming hiatus. Intro Music: "Follow Me" by Jimmy Fontanez
1:05:08
November 5, 2018
Ep. 20: Minimalism and Gaming
In this week's episode, of course we're talking about Red Dead Redemption 2 and we also talk on Xbox Game Pass coming to PC, Fallout 76 B.E.T.A. session being cut down, an unusually expensive Ultimate Edition of a game, and our big topic for this week is how we as gamers can practice minimalism in our collections. Intro Music: "Follow Me" by Jimmy Fontanez
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October 29, 2018
Ep. 19: Mental Health for Game Developers
In this week's episode we discuss our favorite smells ever, the PS4 System crash bug, Sony's decision to delay Days Gone, and our thoughts on the 100-Hour work weeks at Rockstar and how we should focus on the Mental Health of our favorite Game Developers. Intro Music: "Follow Me" by Jimmy Fontanez
1:06:58
October 22, 2018
Ep. 18: Marketing for Video Games
In this episode we talk on thoughts on the Venom movie, Microsoft to buy Obsidian, Fallout 76 Mod news as well as users getting banned after the first Stress Test, finally our big topic for this week is how a good Marketing campaign can affect one's perspective on a game. Intro Music: "Follow Me" by Jimmy Fontanez
1:05:13
October 15, 2018
Ep. 17: How Realistic Should Games Be?
In this week's episode we talk on the leaked footage of a new Harry Potter RPG, rumors of a new and improved Nintendo Switch coming soon, the new Fallout 76 Gameplay and our thoughts on it, and our big topic for this week is how realistic do we really want our games to be? Intro Music: "Follow Me" by Jimmy Fontanez
1:06:30
October 8, 2018
Ep. 16: Thoughts on Life is Strange 2 - Episode 1
In this week's episode Adam is a bit sick and complains about it, the crossplay miracle given to us by Sony, Red Dead Redemption 2 storage size, a new segment called "Fallout 76 Bullcrap", and we share our honest thoughts and concerns on the first episode of Life is Strange Season 2. Intro Music: "Follow Me" by Jimmy Fontanez
1:05:04
October 1, 2018
Ep. 15: Why we love Life is Strange
In this week's episode we discuss why Xbox won't be making it's own retro classic console, the shocking news of the TellTale Shutdown, the supposed leak of the Elder Scrolls 6 name, and why we personally love the Life is Strange series and why it is important to us. Intro Music: "Follow Me" by Jimmy Fontanez
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September 24, 2018
Ep. 14: Why Should you listen to Gaming News?
In this week's episode we talk more on Assassin's Creed Odyssey, how Sony made Spiderman PS4 so much better, EA under Investigation and why gamers should be keeping up with the latest gaming news. Intro Music: "Follow Me" by Jimmy Fontanez
1:02:33
September 17, 2018
Ep. 13: Super Hero Video Games
This week's episode we talk about the surprise awaiting us when we came home from vacation, Battlefield V censoring their players, Greaseproof controllers, 2K begging the players to go to the government, and why we should have more super hero games as we discuss our thoughts on the Spiderman PS4 game. Intro Music: "Follow Me" by Jimmy Fontanez
1:02:40
September 10, 2018
Ep. 12: Manchild vs Grown-Up Gamer
In this week's episode we discuss the Prequel Novel of the Spiderman PS4 game, the time length of the Assassin's Creed Odyssey story, Xbox "All Access" Pass Plans and our big topic for this week is the major differences between being a Man-Child and being a Grown-Up Gamer! Intro Music: "Follow Me" by Jimmy Fontanez
1:05:57
August 27, 2018
Ep. 11: Life Is Strange 2 Theories
This week's episode we bring back Table Talk Topics and discuss the rumor for a new Nintendo Switch, the lack of Battlefield 5 pre-orders, the new Amazon Prime Pre-order system and our BIG topic is talking about the Life Is Strange 2 Reveal trailer with some theories we have for Episode 1. Intro Music: "Follow Me" by Jimmy Fontanez
1:04:55
August 20, 2018
Ep. 10: We Happy Few and Its Message
This week's episode we talk on LI Retro Expo, meeting up with the CAGCast and Playable Characters Podcast, Bethesda News Roundup, and our thoughts on We Happy Few as well what message we see being told by the game. Intro Music: "Follow Me" by Jimmy Fontanez
1:05:42
August 14, 2018
Ep. 9: Marriage and Gaming
This week's episode we talk about Mass Effect still being in the works, the new Life is Strange teaser, Fortnite tutors, and the big topic of what it looks like to be a Gamer in a Marriage. Intro Music: "Follow Me" by Jimmy Fontanez
1:07:51
August 6, 2018
Ep. 8: Everybody Loves Game Genres
This week's episode, we talk about the No Man's Sky NEXT Update, the upcoming Life is Strange comic, how Wombat from the CAGcast called Adam stupid (sarcastically), and why we need to respect other gamer's preferences in gaming genres. Intro Music: "Follow Me" by Jimmy Fontanez
1:05:05
July 30, 2018
Ep. 7: Games as an Art
This week's episode, we discuss Halo Infinite's comments on Battle Royale, Fallout 76 Beta Release date, Ubisoft's decision on abusive language and the main topic of how video games should be put on the same platform as any other art form such as painting, movies, etc. Intro Music: "Follow Me" by Jimmy Fontanez
1:04:52
July 23, 2018
Ep. 6: What Defines a Gamer?
This week's early episode, we discuss Nintendo's Indie title flood, Todd Howard's comments on Skyrim, the gaming industry growing rapidly, and our big topic of "What Defines Gamers?" Intro Music: Follow Me by Jimmy Fontanez
59:53
July 14, 2018
Ep. 5: Gaming is a Hobby too
In this week's episode we start a new segment called Table Talk Topics and talk about cracked Nintendo Switches, Starfield being on current gen hardware, Ubisoft's long term games, and why playing video games should be seen as a hobby like every other hobby enjoyed by grown men and women. Intro Music: Follow Me by Jimmy Fontanez
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July 10, 2018
Ep. 4: Gaming Addiction
This week's episode we discuss Todd Howard's comments towards Sony, NBA Live 19 vs NBA 2K19, Bioware playing the blame game, Sonic Movie, and of course the World Health Organization with their definition of gaming disorders. Intro Music: Follow Me by Jimmy Fontanez
1:04:43
July 4, 2018
Ep. 3: Captain Spirit and Why Lore Matters
In this week's episode we discuss Gamestop's possible buyout, the Life is Strange 2 Announcement, our impressions of Captain Spirit, and why Lore/Canon is so important with the context of gaming! Intro Music: Follow Me by Jimmy Fontanez
1:06:14
June 26, 2018
Ep. 2: Games Unite Us!
This week's episode we discuss our long week, Fallout 76 with its B.E.T.A. releasing soon, and how Video Games ultimately unites us as human beings! Follow us on twitter @GamingGroceries for more updates.
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June 20, 2018
Ep. 1: Post E3 Thoughts
In our first episode of Games and Groceries we discuss the showcases of E3 and our rankings of each one. We also talk about the goals we have for future podcasts. Follow us on Twitter @GamingGroceries Intro Music: Follow Me by Jimmy Fontanez
1:14:04
June 13, 2018
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