We're back! With next gen looming on the horizon, Rob, Luke and Aemal share their thoughts on Sony and Microsoft's upcoming consoles and which World Exclusives we're most looking forward to experiencing, as well as the games that have tided us over during the period of podcast hibernation. Listen to discover how many times Aemal messes up the new Xbox's name, which Greek mythological hero Rob wants to pierce with a spear, and how Luke manages to turn an out-of-five ratings scale on its head. It's the Next Generation of the One-Hit KO Podcast!
It's Xbox Series X Game Showcase Week this week (or w/c July 27th, if you're still following the usual calendar nonsense in this day and age), and Rob, Aemal and Luke share their hot takes at our first major peek at Microsoft's next-generation offering. What games piqued our interest, and which annoucements fell flat? Should we rename this podcast to The Gunk? Where the hell are Nintendo right now? Enjoy all this and more on OHKO #12, alongside some audacious baking attempts and even more stunning segues than ever before.
This week, we put on our prediction hats and look ahead to the many exciting events in the coming weeks and what we'd like to see in the next generation of gaming (all with our trademark terrible puns and mouth-watering baking coverage). We also answer the important questions such as who we'd like to see announced for Smash (Luke's answer will shock you!), how The Pros play Rocket League (spoiler - ball cam 4 lyf) and where the best place to play mobile games is (yes, it's exactly what you think). All painfully close to being under an hour. We'll get there someday, but for now, enjoy some elite audio content with the One-Hit KO crew.
It's the glorious tenth entry in the epic One-Hit KO saga, and we're back with a raw, gritty and gag-filled episode to mark the occasion. We crawl out through the fallout in our most concise episode yet to discuss a wide range of wild and wacky topics, including real-life locations in gaming, why it's so hard to get the discs out of those cursed steelbooks and whether Valve will ever bless us with a real video game ever again. Rob tries and fails to sing, Aemal doesn't even try to bake and Luke lists off the masses of Fallout 76 memorabilia he reluctantly owns. The Royal Family even have a starring role! Listen or break our hearts.
We give in to temptation in a banter-packed episode this week on OHKO, as Aemal risks it all on a game of chance, Rob slanders oatmeal cookies whilst desperately trying to keep the podcast under 80 minutes, and Luke is still here to provide a modicum of sanity within a maelstrom of gaming chaos. We debate the best Fire Emblem: Three Houses...house, discuss our dreams for the Fallout TV series and share our baking successes (or lack thereof), before diving into some hotly-debated gaming topics such as next-gen price rises and free-to-play monetisation. It's OHKO #9 - like, subscribe, ring the bell - you know what it is by now.
This week, Aemal has taken over the reins and has been let loose of his leash! Thankfully, special guest Luke is here to help steer the ship, as we discuss video game music composition and symphonies. We kick off with One-Hit Philosophy O as explore the Roman Empire and Marcus Aurelius, before heading into Luke's involvement with The Washington Chorus at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall earlier this year before the world ended and the secrets of organising a video game concert. Aemal and Luke even have a go at creating their own video game symphony, featuring a live drum kit performance! All that and more Gen Z references, only on the One-Hit KO Podcast!
It’s a banana bonanza episode this week, as Rob and Aemal do some reviews of their favourite games of the past few weeks, featuring Ori and the Will of the Wisps and Persona 5 Royal! Why have these games sucked up so much of our time? Why is Goro Akechi best boy? Our sole interest is uncovering the truth in this episode! We also take a look at some cool new announcements and releases, including some medium-defining masterpieces such as the Isle of Armor expansion for the new Pokemon games (fiiiiiine, also The Last of Us: Part II as well), and we finish off with an all-encompassing look at games marketing - including whether trailers are selling us false hope. There’s even a Shadow the Hedgehog cameo. LISTEN, LIKE, SUBSCRIBE!
In a fast-paced special episode full of bad puns, made-up words and heartbreaking connection issues, Rob and Aemal are joined by retro gaming guru Arron to take a look back at game collecting: what is the appeal? How much have we spent on coloured plastic possessions? Does a digital-only future send shivers down our spines? We also take a look at speedrunning, and why watching someone beat Super Mario Bros in under five minutes whilst we struggle to get past World 8-3 is so appealing. Finally, we also cover the hottest breaking news that you’ve been waiting for, such as Persona 4 Golden on PC! Okay, sure, PS5 too. OHKO #6 will be quick to enter your heart!
Rollin' around at the speed of sound, Rob and Aemal take a look at all things SEGA to celebrate the iconic publisher's 60th anniversary. From our secret love of the Dreamcast to our thoughts on the latest Sonic movie, we share our most memorable moments without mentioning Sonic 06 or Shadow The Hedgehog once! (we hope our cheque's in the mail, SEGA.) We also make our predictions for next generation and beyond, and have a heated debate on whether handheld gaming has a future or not. Guess what lies ahead, only one way to find out in OHKO #5!
In a very special episode, Rob and Aemal are joined by special guest Matt to discuss everything related to video game soundtracks! From what makes gaming OSTs so much more memorable than movies to the intricacies of accessible and immerse sound design and Aemal's shady back-alley dealings, we take a look at some of most iconic musical moments in entertainment. We also share our favourites, including Undertale, Xenoblade Chronicles, Persona 5 and...Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2005)? Clearly our best episode yet, even by our lofty standards. Don't miss out, and let us know your thoughts at www.onehitkopodcast.com!
Completing a hat-trick of quality gaming commentary, Rob and Aemal examine how gaming habits have changed over lockdown, featuring Mario Party 4, Animal Crossing and the eternal debate over the impact that streaming services (and, by extension, COVID-19) may have on the industry. We also take a look at some of our favourite indie games of recent times so we have an excuse to gush about Hollow Knight for ten minutes, and finish off by answering your questions with all the eclectic charm you've come to expect from the OHKO bandits. Another unmissable episode!
Rob and Aemal are back for a second round of in-depth gaming discussion, featuring our predictions for the future of gaming after the Unreal Engine 5 reveal, hot takes on Ghost of Tsushima and Paper Mario: The Origami King and debate on whether remakes and remasters have gone too far. We also debut our One-Hit KO section, where we randomly choose a game to dissect on a future episode. What did the random number generator bestow upon us? There's only one way to find out!
Get ready for Round One of the One-Hit KO Podcast! In this week's episode of OHKO, Rob and Aemal visit the ghosts of gaming past, present and future, discussing the most iconic, memorable and noteworthy moments from their past 20-plus years of squinting at a black screen. Will Zelda be mentioned more than five times? Is Men in Black II on GBC the genre-defining platformer we remember? Listen to our soothing voices and find out!