Join Saving Content’s Evan Rowe and Scott Ellison II every week as they yell at each other across the internet about the latest in gaming news, have moderately informed discussions about tech, and give you all of the correction email fodder you could ever dream of! (We are not accepting corrections at this time.)
Scott and Evan sit down to talk about their week in video games, starting with impressions of Chivalry 2, the long overdue sequel to Torn Banner Studios' breakout hit of *checks notes* 2012!? Scott's been messing about with EXTREME-RANGE SNIPING in Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2, and it is not exactly his favorite one of these types of games. Evan's been fully immersed in the world of RGG Studio, having finally wrapped up his Yakuza: Like a Dragon playthrough, and immediately moving on to also complete the also enjoyable Yakuza spinoff game Judgment. (You should probably play one of these games, just saying.) Finally, we veer into E3 coverage and talk about the announcements that have us the most hyped in a year where the release schedule is lighter than usual.
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Discussed: Chivalry 2 10:50, Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2 28:29, Yakuza: Like a Dragon 40:37, Judgment 57:35, E3 Announcement Roundup 01:17:00
Biggest Yak-tease Ever
You Want Your Pretty Beep-Boops
Scott has been playing one very bad game and one very good game and we bet you won't be able to tell which is which! Listen to him talk about Open Country and NINJA GAIDEN Master Collection to play along and test your wits! Evan's spent some more time with Stonefly, which he's enjoying but is rapidly upstaged by his gushing about Powerwash Simulator. Scott breaks down all of the big Battlefield 2042 announcement details, and we share our favorite highlights from the Summer Game Fest Kickoff. ALSO SEND US SOME DANG EMAILS ALREADY.
Discussed: Open Country 12:55, Ninja Gaiden Master Collection 26:26, Stonefly 48:12, Powerwash Simulator 1:01:34, Battlefield 2042 1:20:00, Summer Game Fest 1:48:37
Bea Featherton is Her Name
Oddly Satisfying: The Game
You Got Handles, Extenders, Soap Products
Shout Out to Billy Mays
I Want to Powerwash God Damn It
Summer Keighleys Done Quick
Leaning into the Suckfest
Scott's back on that Astro Aqua Kitty jam now that it's out on Steam and guess what, he still likes it! Scott has also played a whole lot of Warzone with the shiny new John Rambo and John McClane cosmetic items and we talk about the merits of the various styles of Battle Royale offered up by Warzone and Apex Legends. Evan's sampled Stonefly, the new very chill forested action adventure title from Flight School Studio, and he's revisited FEZ on the Switch, one of his greatest gaming loves of all time. We dip into Knockout City, the new dodgebrawler from EA, we break down some gaming news and announcements from the past week, and finally end on an email that results in discussion that would have been great fodder for Jack Thompson and Joe Lieberman alike maybe fifteen years ago. Sorry fellas, you had your chance!
Discussed: Astro Aqua Kitty (PC) 12:55, Warzone 19:15, Stonefly 48:38, FEZ 1:01:39, Knockout City 1:13:28, Horizon Forbidden West 1:31:41, Far Cry 6 1:40:50, Dying Light 2 1:56:34
Scott's been getting in deep with BIOMUTANT and despite what you may have heard, he thinks that game is pretty alright! Evan has some wrap-up thoughts on Resident Evil Village and we get into big time spoiler territory so watch out if you haven't played yet and want to save the big turns for yourself. Both of the guys have tried out the fun yet easily broken enigma that is Hood: Outlaws & Legends, and all is not well in Nottingham Forest. Finally we wrap up with some quick fire news items about Phantom Abyss, the Unreal Engine 5 technical demo, Uncharted 4's imminent PC release, and some late breaking but very solid Nintendo Switch "Pro" rumors, and finally things wrap up with a short trip to the mail bag.
Discussed: BIOMUTANT 8:30, Resident Evil Village 39:21, Resident Evil Village BIG SPOILERS 52:26, Village spoilers end 1:01:30, Hood: Outlaws & Legends 1:09:00, Phantom Abyss (And other news) 1:26:08
This week on Quicksave, Evan is rocking a new keyboard with switches that might be too fancy, and he's played a whole lot of Resident Evil Village and has a big spooky castle full of thoughts about it. Scott's been playing the PC release of Days Gone and shares his impressions, along with his take on SnowRunner, the follow up to MudRunner (the follow up to SpinTires). There's some rare breaking news about a brand new TimeSplitters game being announced, we dig into Elite Dangerous' newest expansion, Odyssey, and then we take a trip to email town to reminisce about our favorite weird video game accessories.
Discussed: Resident Evil Village 15:14, Days Gone on PC 45:33, SnowRunner 1:03:09, New TimeSplitters 1:21:52, Elite Dangerous Odyssey 1:29:14, Email (Weird gaming accessories) 1:40:54
This week on our TWENTY FIFTH EPISODE, Scott's been playing the hex'ed up 3X city builder Before We Leave, both of the guys cannot put down Arenas mode in Apex Legends, except for when Evan can't tear himself away from Judgment on the PS5. This is rather timely given the announcement of its upcoming sequel, Lost Judgment, which is just one of the several news items discussed along with Ubisoft's future F2P plans, all-but-certain upcoming Battlefield 6 announcement, and the also soon to be released RTX 3080 Ti from Nvidia.
Discussed: Before We Leave 10:52, Apex Legends 28:07, Judgment 1:01:02, Lost Judgment Announcement 1:12:55, Ubisoft F2P 1:18:28, Epic v Apple 1:21:56, Battlefield 6 1:28:50, RTX 3080 Ti 1:31:05, Mailbag 1:39:07
Ubisoft dipping their French toes into F2P: https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-05-12-ubisoft-says-it-wont-abandon-paid-aaa-games-for-free-to-play
Epic vs Apple Deets: https://www.theverge.com/2021/5/11/22424596/epic-games-store-sony-playstation-pc-games-steam-competition
Battlefield 6 reveal in June: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/it-looks-like-battlefield-6-will-be-announced-next-month
RTX 3080 Ti early sales: https://www.pcgamesn.com/nvidia/rtx-3080-ti-early-sale
Noclip Dishonored Doc: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsQiKKfKxug
Scott's got a pocketful of games to chat up this week, including the PC port of Skate City, the old favorite Mad Max, and the new old business Wolfenstein: Blade of Agony, a fan-created original Wolfenstein campaign running in GZDoom. Evan's got his Monster Hunter "Minute", and some thoughts on Judgment for the PS5 and why it might be his favorite Yakuza series entry. The guys also dig into Apex Legends' Legacy update, the Resident Evil Village demo on PC and what the implications are for the game on that platform, and some Sony-related news. Finally, after we pay our respects to Giant Bomb's departing staff, we settle in for the Ultimate Snack Bracket Spectacular, a face-off of snack foods for the ages.
Follow along with the Snack Bracket Spectacular with the Stream VOD, or view the completed bracket at https://www.savingcontent.com/2021/05/07/quicksave-024-5000-whatever-the-f-bucks/
Discussed: Skate City 8:11, Mad Max 21:12, Blade of Agony, Monster Hunter Rise 42:11, Judgment PS5 51:37, Apex Legends 1:08:10, Resident Evil Village 1:23:07, Discord and PlayStation Partnership 1:37:07, Returnal 1:40:07, Giant Bomb 1:44:28 Ultimate Snack Bracket Spectacular 1:53:18
Buckle up, buckle up, buckle up! The show is in FINE form this week. Scott played lots of the Chivalry 2 closed beta and has much to say, and possibly even more to say about the much maligned Fast & Furious Crossroads. Evan has been dabbling with parts of the PS4's legacy catalog, while also making time for the Resident Evil Village Castle demo, and of course, the Monster Hunter Rise update. We've got some brief chit chat about recent gaming news, and we dive into our impressions of Hazelight's previous co-op focused title, A Way Out.
Chivalry 2 Beta (14:47)
Fast & Furious Crossroads (33:37)
Horizon: Zero Dawn, Ghost of Tsushima, Resident Evil Village (54:46)
Monster Hunter Rise ver 2.0 Update (1:07:35)
A Way Out (01:33:10)
Scott kicks things off talking through his experiences with two games that aren't bad but also aren't great, Crash Dive 2 and MogoGP 21. Evan has some follow-up thoughts on Oddworld Soulstorm (and why it probably isn't for him), and both of the guys have a whole lot to say about Capcom's timed demo strategy for Resident Evil Village (spoilers: we think it's super dumb). Then it's off into news and current events land where the discussion explores Sony's recent missteps with the PS3 and PS Vita marketplaces, the recent incident of Grinding Gear Games dealing with an internet troll levying false claims while pretending to be a disabled gamer, and we explore the nuance of some remarks about supporting games financially from John Garvin (director of Days Gone and Syphon Filter). It's Big Takes Week on Quicksave, so buckle up for a lot of impassioned discussion.
Crash Dive 2 (11:09)
MotoGP 21 (18:22)
Oddworld Soulstorm (32:33)
Resident Evil Village Demo (45:55)
Saddle up for another week of Quicksave. Scott's been catching up on his backlog with Aqua Astro Kitty and The Darkside Detective: A Fumble in the Dark. Evan's got Oddworld: Soulstorm impressions and he STILL can't put down Monster Hunter Rise (which is getting to be a problem). The guys share final thoughts on It Takes Two, and discuss some highlights from this week's Nintendo Indie World Showcase.
Astro Aqua Kitty (5:56)
The Darkside Detective: A Fumble in the Dark (17:57)
Oddworld: Soulstorm (28:25)
Monster Hunter Rise (53:49)
It Takes Two (1:10:27)
Nintendo Indie World Showcase (1:22:11)
Be careful, we're getting TOPICAL this week. After some focused conversation about the real issues, Scott shares his closing thoughts on Watch Dogs Legion AND Breathedge, both of which he just finished! Evan's got more nuanced takes on Monster Hunter Rise and some initial impressions of Yakuza 6's PC release. We've got Kojima rumors, Apex Legends rumors, and so much more! And of course… Meatloaf.
Watch Dogs Legion (22:18)
Monster Hunter Rise (50:23)
Yakuza 6 PC (1:15:04)
Xbox rumored to be publishing Kojima Productions’ next game https://venturebeat.com/2021/04/07/abandoned-for-ps5-is-not-a-secret-hideo-kojima-game/
Apex Legends Season 9 x Titanfall https://kotaku.com/apex-legends-will-get-a-ton-of-titanfall-next-season-1846619149
Metroid Prime 2D!!! https://kotaku.com/prime-2d-is-the-coolest-metroid-in-over-a-decade-1846620658
The secret door in Prey 2006 https://youtu.be/kM9GJjlrLHM
Scott's been playing Eggcelerate, The Fabled Woods, and Evil Genius 2; Evan's all in on Monster Hunter Rise and talks about its player accessibility; we have LOADS of nice things to say about It Takes Two, a game you should be playing right now. And, this week we've traded out the Fast Food roundup for a video game quiz that's sure to delight and surprise!
The Fabled Woods (11:48)
Evil Genius 2 (22:22)
Monster Hunter Rise (51:36)
It Takes Two (1:17:40)
Adios, friendos! Scott's been playing Adios and the extremely popular Minecraft Dungeons, and Evan is pretty much only playing the same things all the time, so we hope you like regular check-ins on Valheim and Yakuza: Like a Dragon. Also Evan is finally on the Little Nightmares train, so hurray for that. We've got some discussion about Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Pacific Rim: Uprising, and silly sketch comedy shows on Netflix. But most importantly, please stick around for the debut episode of our fast food mini-podcast at the end of the episode. I hate to say it but this may be some of the best radio we've done. Beep boop, gotta go, see ya!
Minecraft Dungeons (19:30)
Yakuza & Valheim (31:11)
Little Nightmares (34:57)
We Were Here / We Were Here Too (45:30)
We got Warlords, we got zombies, we got Yakuza, we got vikings! Yeah we're basically checking all of the important content boxes to deliver you a show with enough variety to guarantee there is something for YOU, dear listener! Come listen to Scott talk up (and down) about Stronghold Warlords and Stubbs The Zombie! Thrill as Evan talks about Yakuza: Like a Dragon's PS5 release and Valheim, two games you've heard him talk about a lot already! Enjoy some news blurbs and our first ever corrections email, which we read but do not accept under any circumstances.
Stronghold Warlords (6:35)
Stubbs the Zombie (26:37)
Yakuza: Like a Dragon on PS5 (51:42)
Across the nation, around Outworld! Scott's been making the rounds on his backlog and has some parting thoughts for Nioh 2, and lots of praise for Hero Siege and Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath. Evan's fallen deep down into a bottomless pit of viking survival, and talks about why Valheim is such a great survival game. We have some reflections on the WandaVision finale, and make the news rounds on a few items, including Microsoft's acquisition of Bethesda. Finally, we may have been stumped by an email? Uh oh.
Nioh 2 (4:25)
Hero Siege (13:07)
Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath (21:22)
Microsoft Acquires Bethesda (1:33:01)
Scott's got some praise for Breathedge, and he has a check-in on the state of Rainbow Six Siege in its sixth year. Evan really needs to unpack Maquette, and he has some reflections on Spider-Man after seeing the credits roll. The guys peel the bloom-ridden veneer off of Halo 4 to get at the meat of it, and then we've got SERIOUS business to discuss with Frogwares' Sinking City woes, Criterion being called up to help finish Battlefield 6, and some tasty fresh Switch refresh leaks. Plus! Wandavision finale predictions!
Rainbow Six: Siege (28:55)
Halo 4 (1:15:48)
Resident Alien (1:34:05)
The Sinking City (1:34:05)
Battlefield 6 (2:00:27)
Nintendo Switch Pro (2:06:32)
Frogwares' Statement on Nacon and The Sinking City: https://frogwares.com/how-nacon-cracked-and-pirated-the-sinking-city/
Very official sounding Nintendo Switch "Pro" leak: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-03-04/nintendo-plans-switch-model-with-bigger-samsung-oled-display
We skipped a week and everything went nuts! We'll never do it again, probably! Scott shares his thoughts about Little Nightmares II and his latest Battlefield 4 secret hunting efforts; Evan gives the rundown on Bowser's Fury and his new obssession with Astro's Playroom speedruns; lastly, we do our best to break down the tsunami of gaming news from Nintendo Direct, Blizzcon, Sony games coming to the PC, and a new special section called "In Memoriam." It's exactly what you think it is.
Little Nightmares II (8:18)
Battlefield 4 (25:32)
Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury (35:11)
Astro's Playroom (46:38)
Nintendo Direct News (51:06)
Blizzcon 2021 (58:24)
Days Gone (1:20:10)
Getting DOOM on the SNES: https://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/343989/Inside_the_work_to_get_Doom_on_the_Super_Nintendo.php
We don't need to have played and VIDEO GAMES to have lots to talk about! Scott can't keep himself away from Tarkov, Evan's got Too Many Yakuzas™ to handle, but more importantly, we have MANY THINGS TO SAY about The Mandalorian and WandaVision (there are lots of spoilers in these discussions). We touch on the Stadia studio closures, CD Projekt hackery, Epic's Unreal Metahumans technology, and the Prince of Persia remake delay. Finally, we wrap things up with further discussion about Bear vs Gorilla, and take a trip down memory lane to talk about old tv shows nobody remembers.
Escape From Tarkov (6:57)
Halo 3 (46:52)
The Mandalorian (56:47)
Stadia, CD Projekt, Metahumans, Prince of Persia (1:39:53)
Seismic Charge Sound Comparison: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4X7sa1GyjI
The Worst TV Show Theme of All Time: https://twitter.com/bakkooonn/status/1258955909188874240?lang=en
We've got a lean, mean, laser-focused machine for you this week! Scott shares all the details on Nioh 2's PC release, and Evan walks back several opinions on The Medium from last week and adds further clarification to his impressions of the game. We discuss the Goldeneye007 Remake leak, and VERY IMPORTANT LADY DIMITRESCU NEWS.
Nioh 2 (11:27)
The Medium (36:00) (content warning from 47:59 through 52:09)
Goldeneye007 Remake (56:58)
SMW remastered: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLD-vbw8Jmuyg3JYDxm1QPPj1mP3soOVEx
DKC Remastered: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKNuUcvZGX21obTJzXuVHUWRcS2cCBBsP
LTTP Remastered: https://youtu.be/I_jMOfoflMY
Lady Dimitrescu Is Officially 9’6”: https://twitter.com/RE_Games/status/1356391885816823808
Them Quicksave Boys are back at it again for another round! Scott's Bash Corner returns for some opinions on Redout Space Assault, and he has more thoughts to share about Nioh and Single Player Tarkov. Evan's got lots to say about the Resident Evil: Village demo "Maiden" (and of course, Lady Dimitrescu whose name we cannot pronounce), and he provides some in-depth impressions of his time with The Medium. Oh, and hey, Happy Birthday, Saving Content! We're 10 years old!
Redout Space Assault (6:38)
Tarkov SP (31:55)
Maiden [Resident Evil 8 Demo] (46:10)
The Medium (1:03:48)
Halo 2 (1:24:08)
January continues to be a slow month for games news but that won't slow us down a bit! Scott's been revisiting Nioh, an old favorite of his, and dipping his toes into the somewhat illicit but thoroughly enjoyable Escape From Tarkov Single Player mod. Evan has played a whole lot of Luigi's Mansion 3 and is still chipping away at Spider-Man: Remastered. We share our thoughts on revisiting Halo 2 through the lens of the Anniversary release, we talk about Hitman III's rocky path to providing content and progress carryover from the previous two games, and we answer an email that leads our discussion down a dark and shameful path that frankly we'd rather never discuss again.
Escape from Tarkov SP (26:49)
Luigi's Mansion 3 (54:11)
Spider-Man: Remastered (1:14:03)
Halo 2 Anniversary (1:23:49)
Hitman III (1:36:55)
Scott's got some thoughts on Call of the Sea and a nifty little dungeon crawler called Slasher's Keep. Evan shares his impressions of the Monster Hunter Rise demo on Switch, and he has some updates on Yakuza: Like a Dragon and Spider-Man: Remastered. We dive into this week's big announcements from Nvidia and what their impact may be. Also, this is our first ever live-streamed recording, we somehow managed to produce a tighter, shorter show! The Internet! It's amazing!
Call of the Sea (5:28)
Slasher's Keep (20:59)
Monster Hunter Rise Demo (34:01)
Yakuza: Like a Dragon (49:54)
Spider-Man: Remastered (57:51)
Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary (1:06:01)
Nvidia Announces the RTX 3060 (1:19:45)
This week on Quicksave, Evan and Scott have to play catch-up on two weeks worth of gaming since our last check-in. Scott has some final thoughts on Assassin's Creed: Odyssey and some additional impressions of Valhalla, as well as reflections on the Definitive Edition releases of Mafia I & II. Evan is still straddling two Yakuza games at once and has some new adventures to share, plus a brief look at Umurangi Generation. Evan also has some hands-on impression of his first few hours with the PlayStation 5 hardware, and the guys reflect on what it's like to revisit Halo Reach and Halo: Combat Evolved over one (and two, respectively) decades after their release. Oh, and Evan complains about HDR in Windows because that business still doesn't work right.
Mafia I & II: Definitive Edition (7:32)
Assassin's Creed Odyssey and Valhalla (21:16)
Yakuza 0, Yakuza: Like a Dragon (51:52)
Umurangi Generation (1:08:56)
Astro's Playroom, Spider-Man: Remastered (1:18:08)
Halo: The Master Chief Collection (1:36:00)
Scott and Evan sit down to discuss their personal picks for the best games in 2020, and share the lists of Saving Content's Ed Acosta and friend of the site Justin Celani as well. This one's a doozy so strap on in!
Justin Celani's Top Games of 2020 (4:59)
Ed Acosta's Top Games of 2020 (32:08)
Airing of Grievances: Games That Disappointed Us in 2020 (1:00:45)
Evan Rowe's Top Games of 2020 (1:34:53)
Scott Ellison's Top Games of 2020 (2:21:00)
Justin Celani on YouTube: Justin’s Gaming Corner & Project Paranormal AZ
'Twas two nights before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, except Evan's mouse. Join Evan and Scott as they chit chat away about some of the games that they've recently played. We've got Yakuza, Cyberpunk, and Spiderman this week, and some graphical settings you may want to tweak. There are sales and chicken computers and remakes abound, and we wrap it all up with an email we've found.
Yakuza 0 (21:29)
Cyberpunk 2077 (44:18)
Spider Man: Miles Morales (01:07:37)
It's Holiday Sale Time (01:30:33)
Them Emails (01:52:45)
Revenge Bedtime Procrastination: https://www.bbc.com/worklife/article/20201123-the-psychology-behind-revenge-bedtime-procrastination
Excellent Sea of Thieves character pose bug: https://clips.twitch.tv/DirtyThoughtfulMoonPMSTwin
The KFConsole: https://landing.coolermaster.com/kfconsole/
This week, hear all about the THRILLING conclusion of the dual-plot TV Saga, some further impressions of Cyberpunk 2077, discussion about the joys of cross-generation enhancements and upgrades on the PS5, further adventures in Thieving on the Seas, and some EXCITING developments in the Weekly Hades Cross-Save Check In! Evan and Scott are both concerned about the Codemasters acquisition, and do their best punditry around what Nvidia might have in store at their upcoming event in January.
Also, we have our first listener email! We're forced to wrestle with choosing favorites, but even worse, our own storied pasts as insufferable pre-teens.
Cyberpunk 2077 (34:55)
Maneater, Spiderman: Remastered (54:29)
Sea of Thieves (01:22:53)
Codemasters news (01:47:34)
Breakfast Cerals (02:04:28)
Oh no this is a big one. Did a big game come out this week or something? Probably not. Let's talk about TVs, small indie games, and older releases instead! Okay yes, fine, we have Cyberpunk 2077 impressions.
Consumer Electronics Shenanigans (2:23)
Per Aspera (46:45)
Spider Man: Remastered (59:11)
The Red Lantern (1:07:29)
Sea of Thieves (1:20:46)
Cyberpunk 2077 (1:30:54)
The Game Awards (1:58:34)
We've survived THE CYBER FIVE (blech) and have exciting news to share about new menu items from your favorite Quick Service Restaurant! Scott shares his thoughts about Counterplay Games' Godfall in a brand new "segment," and talks about his journey through Assassin's Creed Odyssey (yes, the previous release). Evan has a lot to say about Immortals: Fenyx Rising and why it might be the best choice among Ubi's releases this season, and he reveals a new twist in the saga of his seemingly cursed gaming PC before the quick weekly check-in on Hades. Also Cyberpunk is looming on the horizon waiting to consume everything else, so uh, enjoy your other games while they last.
Assassin's Creed Odyssey (34:10)
Assassin's Creed Valhalla (51:30)
Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War (58:55)
Immortals: Fenyx Rising (1:01:51)
This week, Evan talks about diving headfirst into Yakuza: Like a Dragon and Yakuza 0 at the same time, and Scott gives us the rundown on the PlayStation 5 and what it’s like to come back to PlayStation after several years away (assuming you can get your hands on one).
* Yakuza: Like a Dragon
* Yakuza 0
* The Pathless
* Empire of Sin
* Project Wingman
* Astro’s Playroom
* Marvel’s Spiderman: Remastered
* Days Gone
Welcome to the first episode of Quicksave, Saving Content’s brand new weekly podcast!
Show Notes: Scott and Evan talk about the games they’ve been playing over the past several weeks, mixing new, recent, and even old releases alike. It turns out that Falconeer and Paradise Killer are really cool, but XIII probably should have stayed back in 2003. Unsurprisingly, Hades continues to be excellent, though perhaps in some surprising ways.
There’s also some discussion about the love/hate relationship both of them have with Ghostrunner, Evan talks about what life is like with an Ampere GPU from Nvidia and Scott flexes (cautiously) about his recent PlayStation 5 acquisition.
* Rune II
* American Truck Simulator – Colorado
* Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
* Paradise Killer
* Oddworld: New n’ Tasty
* Resident Evil 7