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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.)
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Quicksave 055: Nice! Elegant! Fierce! Sexy!
It's that time of year again where release season is creeping up on us and Scott has a boatload of games he's been working his way through. Two Point Campus, Cult of the Lamb, Fashion Police Squad, and Rollerdrome are all here, along with a trip back to the Late to the Party Lounge for more World of Warcraft adventuring. But first, Evan shares about some of the awkwardness of validating the success of a vasectomy, and toward the end Spider-Man is having something of an identity crisis on the PC. Discussed: Two Point Campus, Cult of the Lamb, Fashion Police Squad, Rollerdrome, World of Warcraft, Xenoblade Chronicles 3, Spider-Man Remastered
August 19, 2022
God of War Game Club #1 - Quicksave [Bytes] 002
Join us for the first episode of God of War Game Club, in which we discuss our experiences and reactions playing through God of War (2018) for the first time. This episode covers the story chapters "The Marked Trees" and "Path to the Mountain". Follow us on Twitter: @savingcontent | @ev_rowe | @hawk_se
August 17, 2022
Quicksave 054: Ruth’s Chris Ruth’s Kiss
Live (but recorded) from The Windy City, nothing will slow us down in our pursuit of talking for too long about video games! Scott’s gone hands-on with Hard West 2, and he shares his experiences touring through all of the recentish Battlefied releases, PLUS Scott has taken the plunge into World of Warcraft, a place Evan dares not return to. Evan’s wrapped up Jedi: Fallen Order and is all up on that hot new Xenoblade Chronicles 3 ish, which he has no prior experience with but is pretty sure he likes! Discussed: Hard West 2, Battlefield, World of Warcraft, Jedi: Fallen Order, Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Send in your questions! Email Follow us on Twitter: @savingcontent | @ev_rowe | @hawk_se
August 05, 2022
Quicksave 053: Ranged M'lady
Do you believe in life away from work? Does the thought of Big Fast Food playing tricks on your beverage expectations keep you up at night? Do you crave PINK JEEPS? Then stay a while and listen while Scott and Evan talk about the issues that matter to YOU. Scott's got a playdate with the Playdate, and has been enjoying a smattering of games like Polygon, PUBG, Battlefield V, and is even becoming JRPG curious! Evan has the hot dish about Stray, and some very late and unsurprising takes about Jedi: Fallen Order. Oh and let's talk about those PlayStation Plus tiers too because they are still ridiculous. Won't you also please join us for Quicksave Game Club! We're kicking off the inaugural run with God of War (2018), wherein we'll play through a set amount of story between each show and discuss our experiences each time we reconvene, to help prepare for God of War Ragnarok's release later this year! Play along with us, it'll be a blast! Discussed: Playdate, Polygon, PUBG, Tales of Arise, Stray, Jedi: Fallen Order, PlayStation Plus, God of War (2018) Send in your questions! Follow us on Twitter: @savingcontent | @ev_rowe | @hawk_se
July 29, 2022
Quicksave 052: Legally Distinct From Starfox
Gather round the ol' Hifi with your two favorite dads for another riveting episode! The Summer of Scott continues, and Scott has been indulging in all of the perks that come with the unparalleled freedom of having the house all to yourself (Kevin McCallister style). We take a brief detour into Tinsel Town to chat about the horror and thriller films Scott's been enjoying on Shudder (use promo code DEADMEATJAMES from some other person's show for 30 days free I guess?), including a trio of Nic Cage films that'll really bake your noodle. Scott shares his impressions of Tiny Tina's Wonderlands (somewhat recently released on Steam), and Cuphead's Delicious Last Course DLC (but do you see what they did there). Evan's gaga for Ex-Zodiac, a low-poly 90s on-rails shooter that is about as close as you can get to Starfox without being Starfox, and a smattering of other games including Fortnite and Poinpy on iOS. Discussed: Mandy, Color out of Space, Tiny Tina's Wonderlands, Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course, Ex-Zodiac, Fortnite, Poinpy Alternate Titles: "Winning is Family," "Why Haven't I mentioned The Testicles?" Send in your questions! Follow us on Twitter: @savingcontent | @ev_rowe | @hawk_se
July 15, 2022
Quicksave 051: I've Got The Fattest Pipes
We still mean it, but what we also mean is that we'll make the dang episodes when we can make 'em. Listen, we don't always get to choose what obstacles we face in life, you know? Sometimes it's a giant truck, sometimes it's a really big rock, sometimes it's a calendar. The good news is, usually you can push through! Oh, right, podcast description! Scott's been trying to escape The Cycle: Frontier, experiencing blistering speed and incredible opulence in F1 22, and an old, long forgotten part of the Quicksave house gets revisited as we discuss the tire fire that is MX vs ATV Legends. Evan is chasing the thrill of ever faster times times like a fiend in Neon White, and he will apologize to nobody for the game's quality and notably high levels of horniness. Discussed: The Cycle: Frontier, F1 22, MX vs ATV Legends, Neon White, TMNT: Shredder's Revenge Alternate Titles: "Real Adult Ass", "It is I, Dirty Driver!", "This Game is So Horny" Send in your questions! Follow us on Twitter: @savingcontent | @ev_rowe> | @hawk_se
July 01, 2022
Quicksave 050: This Time We Mean It
This probably seems like a trick, but we are in fact finally back in the podcasting saddle, ready to wrangle video games for your listening pleasure! Scott's got the dirt on Postal: Brain Damaged and Redout 2, and Evan's got Neon White on the brain, as well as the joys of playing games like Horizon: Zero Dawn, Elden Ring, and Jedi: Fallen Order on "Dad Mode." Special thanks to friend of the pod, Linc, for our incredible new artwork that we are SO stoked to share with you all! This is just the beginning of the next phase of Quicksave, thanks for sticking with us while we were away ❤. Discussed: Postal: Brain Damaged, Redout 2, Battlefield 2042, Horzion: Zero Dawn, Elden Ring, Jedi: Fallen Order, Dragon's Dogma 2, Final Fantasy VII Rebirth
June 17, 2022
The Games We Want in 2022 - Quicksave [Bytes] 001
Welcome to Quicksave [Bytes], where we pick one focused topic to discuss to bring you a shorter, more byte-sized Quicksave experience. Ha. We're so clever. For our first edition of Quicksave [Bytes], Scott and Evan sit down to talk about the games they're most looking forward to in 2022, and also to make some wild-ass predictions about GOTY 2022 (with lots of caveats). But first, mergers and acquisitions, because we can't stop ourselves. Next time we'll be even more focused, promise! DON'T FORGET TO SEND US YOUR EMAILS. Take the Quicksave Listener survey! Follow us on Twitter: @savingcontent | @ev_rowe | @hawk_se
February 04, 2022
New from Saving Content: DotEXE
Introducing a new podcast from Saving Content: DotEXE! Saving Content's own Ed Acosta and his brother Eric Acosta have spun up their own show where they talk about games and highlight a new discussion topic each week. We're including the first episode of their show here in our feed so you can check it out COMMITMENT FREE and then click the link below to subscribe if you like what you hear! QUICKSAVE IS NOT DEAD. We're on a break. Evan has two (2) new babies and zero (0) free time for the moment. But we shall return. And it will be glorious. Check out our listener survey and give us some feedback so that when we DO come back, we can make Quicksave the best version of itself that it can be. Enjoy DotEXE and we'll see you soon! Check out DotEXE at Take the Quicksave Listener survey!
January 28, 2022
Quicksave 049: A Ring Made of Men
Back on our BS just in time for the holidays, after having been stunned into a faux-dairy coma for the past two weeks. Scott's gotten his hands on exciting new space action game Chorus, the brilliant stealth tactics expansion Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun – Aiko’s Choice, and the somewhat controversial Battlefield 2042. Evan's struggled to find and make time for games but he has some thoughts on Halo Infinite's multiplayer mode, Death's Door, and the new Rocket League Sideswipe. Discussed: Chorus 9:25, Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun — Aiko's Choice 28:16, Battlefield 2042 43:45, How to get a new Console 1:24:10, Halo Infinite 1:34:10, Death's Door 1:50:02, Rocket League Sideswipe 1:57:11
December 04, 2021
Quicksave 048: The One Viennetta Anniversary
We've been making Quicksave for a whole year! Who would have imagined we'd stick with it this long. Not us. We kick the show off with an extremely refined and elegant celebration worthy of only the wealthiest individuals before diving into two weeks worth of GAME CHAT CATCH UP. Scott's got the skinny on Riders Republic, Call of Duty: Vanguard, Lovely Planet Remix, and Bright Memory Infinite. After the break, Evan has some spoiler-free wrap-up thoughts on Inscryption, brief impressions of the Elden Ring network test, and Halo Infinite's surprise multiplayer beta. Discussed: Riders Republic 15:59, Bright Memory: Infinite 34:23, Lovely Planet Remix 52:29, COD: Vanguard 59:17, Inscryption 1:21:06, Elden Ring 1:33:32, Halo Infinite 1:47:51 Links: Viennetta 1987 Commercial: Viennetta 1992 Commercial: Viennetta 1995 Commercial:
November 19, 2021
Quicksave 047: Hugo Weaving Presents: Mindjackery
From the brilliant mind of Hugo Weaving, welcome to Mindjackery! We don't know what this show is but you're stuck in it now. It's a bit early for Game of the Year talk around these parts, but we've got two strong candidates in this show that you probably should hear about. Scott has gone pedal to the medal with Forza Horizon 5, and Evan is utterly taken with (and by?) Inscryption. Discussed: Forza Horizon 5 9:55, Inscryption 1:02:40
November 05, 2021
Quicksave 046: Beating Up High Schoolers
Short play lists and sore throats are keeping this week's show coming in nice and slim. Scott's fanning the flames of Nuclear Blaze, a hidden gem from one of the creators of Dead Cells that you simply have to play, and he's learned to enjoy cleansing his palette with Wind Peaks, a lovely hidden items game that's sure to please fans of Where's Waldo and Where's Wally alike. Evan has finished Metroid Dread, and everything you've heard about it is true. He's also been dabbling in the afterlife in I Am Dead, and things are really heating up in Lost Judgment. Discussed: Nuclear Blaze 7:46, Wind Peaks 17:49, Metroid Dread 37:40, I Am Dead 41:52, Lost Judgment 49:31
October 29, 2021
Quicksave 045: Call a Zombie a Zombie
Welcome to spooky month, in which we are required to do silly spooky bits and you are required to listen and pretend to enjoy them. Also, spooky games! Scott's been playing Back 4 Blood and shares what it's like to get back in the saddle with this spiritual successor to the beloved Left 4 Dead franchise, and he's hyping up Circuit Superstars, the micro-machines like arcade racer with surprising depth. Evan's been having a frightfully good time with Metroid Dread, even if it is a little uneven at times. Discussed: Back 4 Blood 8:41, Circuit Superstars 40:57, Metroid Dread 55:38
October 22, 2021
Quicksave 044: The Thickest Wood
Shenanigans! Evan burns a good ten to fifteen minutes* talking about desk setups and cable management before we finally get into VIDEO GAMES. Scott's been spending time with Far Cry 6 and everything you've heard about it is true. Evan is falling in love with Lost Judgment (surprising nobody), and the guys discuss Alan Wake Remastered, which is another discussion that has an outcome you definitely will not predict. *I don't actually listen to this thing so I'm not sure Discussed: Far Cry 6 26:54, Lost Judgment 1:18:50, Alan Wake Remastered 1:42:43
October 08, 2021
Quicksave 043: Snarf Did This
The Fall release tidal wave is crashing on the shores of Saving Content, but we are prepared with steeled nerves and finely adjusted gaming chairs. Scott kicks us off with more Diablo II: Resurrected, because it is in fact that good! He also shares his opinions on Hot Wheels Unleashed, a strong contender for best new arcade racer, and then the guys take a deep dive into Amazon's new MMO, New World. Later, Evan shares early impressions of Lost Judgment and a quick hint of what TOEM is all about. Discussed: Diablo II: Resurrected 6:05, Hot Wheels Unleashed 17:22, New World 37:37, Lost Judgment 1:23:39, TOEM 1:41:24
October 01, 2021
Quicksave 042: Something About That Bird Ain't Right
Scott's gone wings-on with SkateBIRD, a Tony Hawk-alike that's full of charm but fails to stick the landing, and he's gone back to Tristram to rescue Deckard Cain once again to celebrate Diablo II: Resurrected, which is both new and shiny and very much still Diablo II. Evan's been dipping into the font of gaming goodness that is the year 2017 with further adventures in Outer Wilds, and then he desperately tries to explain why 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim is so amazingly good without being able to say anything specific about it. Discussed: SkateBIRD 15:18, Diablo II: Resurrected 24:26, Outer Wilds 42:26, 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim 1:00:09, Nintendo Direct 1:09:38
September 24, 2021
Quicksave 041: The One About Deathloop
Happy First Day, everyone! Evan and Scott sit down to dedicate a full episode to Arkane's big new hit, DEATHLOOP. It's hard to say how many times we've had this conversation by now, but it still feels as fresh and exciting as ever. We break down what DEATHLOOP is, all of the things that make it tick, and all of the reasons why we adore it. Discussed: DEATHLOOP
September 17, 2021
Quicksave 040: Doin' Your Helicopter Shit
Scott's been playing a real mixed bag of games recently, and he would love to tell you all about them! Comanche (yes, that Comanche), Maneater: Truth Quest, and Dice Legacy have all been on his mind and I bet you can't which of them is good and which ones are not. Evan's finally wrapped up Arkane's 2017 hit Prey, he's spent more time hitchhiking in Road 96, and is exposing his full anime fanboy status in exploring 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim. Please check out our buddy Rex Downham's brand spanking new mobile game, Knight's Edge! He's not paying us to say this, we just really like him and the game is pretty great! Discussed: Comanche 17:38, Maneater: Truth Quest 33:45, Dice Legacy 55:30, Prey (2017) 1:09:40, Road 96 1:31:48, 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim 1:41:23, Alan Wake Remastered 1:49:54, Knight's Edge 1:59:42
September 10, 2021
Quicksave 039: Hipster Pubes
We didn't take a break, YOU took a break! While you were gone, Scott's checked out Aliens Fireteam Elite, Myst (the new one), Twelve Minutes, and Golf Club Wasteland. Evan decided that since you were on a break, he would take one too, but he did spend some time with Psychonauts 2 because he's a stand-up dude. And, we have a double-size mailbag! Discussed: Aliens Fireteam Elite 21:10, Myst 33:56, WRC 10 51:24, Twelve Minutes 53:10, Golf Club Wasteland 1:06:25, Hades 1:22:30, Psychonauts 2 1:24:40
September 03, 2021
Quicksave 038: I Booted It Up
We've got a short, sweet, succinct show for you this go 'round! Scott talks about the latest season of Warzone and taking a trip down memory lane with Quake. Evan's been playing the new narrative adventure game Road 96, and is experiencing the joys of late game power imbalances in Prey. Discussed: Warzone 7:30, Quake 16:34, Road 96 29:40, Prey 43:33, Apex Legends 1:00:20, Myst Remake 1:03:55, Alan Wake 2 1:11:11
August 20, 2021
Quicksave 037: Put That on the Box
We're coming in hot with fresh takes on some very new releases, FINALLY. Scott's all over Death's Door and Bless Unleashed, AND some hardware reviews. Evan's been fully immersed in Axiom Verge 2, and he's at last dipped into Returnal to see what the fuss is about. Discussed: Death's Door 7:52, Turtle Beach Recon Controller 19:02, Roccat Syn Air Pro Headset 23:05, Bless Unleashed 31:58, Axiom Verge 2 41:50, Returnal 1:11:48, Power Rangers 1:17:48, GTA Remasters 1:22:22, Actiblizz 1:26:56, Emails and Nickelodeon 1:32:30
August 13, 2021
Quicksave 036: Almond Joy Sucks
The Summer lull continues, and both Scott and Evan find themselves bouncing around between a number of different games. We dip into mini breakdowns of The Ramp, FF7 Remake INTERMission, and Pokemon Unite, but this week's primary focus is on the ongoing saga at Activision Blizzard and the breaking reporting about Fullbright's toxic workplace culture at the hands of its founder. Fear not, we wrap up on a sweet note with a King-sized Snack Bracket Challenge: Candy Bar Edition. Discussed: The Ramp 12:00, FF7 Remake INTERMission 20:02, Prey 30:50, Pokemon Unite 34:00, Activision Blizzard 43:36, Fullbright 57:19, Candy Bar Snack Bracket 1:05:35
August 06, 2021
Quicksave 035: Because Video Game
The new release drought continues but is starting to subside, and Scott is digging into SkyDrift Infinity (which is kind of new but also not), and there's some excited discussion about new studio Neon Giant's cyberpunk twin-stick shooter ARPG The Ascent. Evan has finally finished Final Fantasy VII Remake and we get into spoiler town to discuss the things that make the game great and the choices that could set future installments up for great success or major letdowns. There's a ton of news to run through this week, starting with the #ActiBlizzWalkout, continued supply issues for gaming consoles and graphics cards, pre-orders of Panic's Playdate going live, some PS5 beta firmware goodies, and our favorite things from the Annapurna Interactive showcase. Phew. Discussed: SkyDrift Infinity 7:22, The Ascent 15:41, Final Fantasy VII Remake 40:55, Activision Blizzard 1:05:25, Playdate 1:18:00, Annapurna Interactive 1:36:30
July 30, 2021
Quicksave 034: Cat Treat Maracas
It's that dang July games drought, so this week we're splitting the difference between games played and industry news, which there is absolutely ZERO shortage of. Scott shares his thoughts on Urban Trial Tricky Deluxe Edition, and Evan has a Final Fantasy VII Remake check-in. We dive into hard into Valve's new Steam Deck, chat up some hot new Elgato peripherals, there's a Resident Evil Village patch to fix the DRM shenanigans, and Amazon's New World MMO is frying video cards*. Also, a very exciting first email from somebody other than Saving Content's own Ed Acosta! *At the time of recording, only 3090s had reported issues, but now multiple models from Nvidia and AMD are confirmed. Discussed: Urban Trial Tricky Deluxe Edition 16:59, Final Fantasy VII Remake 29:48, Steam Deck 47:52, Elgato 1:02:36, Resident Evil Village 1:07:12, New World MMO 1:13:45, Emails 1:20:07
July 23, 2021
Quicksave 033: Back in Your Earballs
After a week off, we have returned to tell you all of the things you need to know about video games! Seriously, if it's important, we've got it covered. Scott's been playing Boomerang X and F1 2021, and Evan has been discovering the joys of Arkane's Prey (2017). We dig into some news with a freshness rating of "very fresh" to "looking a little stale", and we've got a double header mail bag about the most contentious topic known to humankind. Discussed: Boomerang X 9:29, F1 2021 30:35, Prey (2017) 48:13, News roundup (Switch OLED, RDR2, RE Village, COH 3) 1:12:12, Emails 1:33:35 Alternate Titles: A Completely Fictional Asshole A Real Asshole, but Fictional Character Everything Has an Anus The Scott Ellison Factor The Smell Factor
July 16, 2021
Quicksave 032: Proto Edge Lord
Before diving into video games this week, we take some time to chat about the joys of moving house and the hot new theatrical release, F9! Eventually we meander our way over to the likes of competitive multiplayer games, and Scott's new love affair with Yakuza 0 (much to Evan's delight). Evan's been checking out the No More Heroes remaster on Steam, and we review some news items from the past few days before sitting down and seeing just how well we really know each other. This won't get uncomfortable at all. Discussed: Moving house, Cats, and F9 4:45, The Joy of Death Comms in Call of Duty 26:02, Yakuza 0 34:06, No More Heroes 51:47, Battlefield VI Partners 1:11:45, More Silent Hill RumoUrs 1:19:44, Control Multiplayer Spinoff 1:24:22, Podcast Host Dating Game Email 1:30:41
July 02, 2021
Quicksave 031: Hella Rippin' Guitars
We've barely recovered from the surprisingly overwhelming amount of news from E3 and we are back with a lighter, tighter, more focused package. Scott shares about his time with Aragami and Red Solstice 2: Survivors, and Evan has lots to say about FF7 Remake: Intergrade on the PS5. There's brief discussion on Phantom Abyss, and a truly exciting new email fresh from the mail bag that has us back on our 90s sitcom nostalgia bullshit. Discussed: Aragami 11:55, Red Solstice 2: Survivors 25:55, Final Fantasy VII Remake: Intergrade 45:15, Phantom Abyss 1:04:40 Alternate Titles: Love a Good Emergence Hole Tangentially Aware Final Fantasy VII came out 45 Years Ago Yakuza Zera
June 25, 2021
Quicksave 030: Cheetos and Mint
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. Send us some emails, ya punks! The mail bag is empty and moths are taking up residence. Send your questions to 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 Alternate Titles: Biggest Yak-tease Ever Ass Catchem You Want Your Pretty Beep-Boops
June 18, 2021
Quicksave 029: The Temperature One
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 Alternate Titles: 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 Codename: Boris Summer Keighleys Done Quick Leaning into the Suckfest
June 11, 2021
Quicksave 028: Lots of Balls Being Thrown at You
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
June 04, 2021
Quicksave 027: Tug of Winch
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 Links:
May 28, 2021
Quicksave 026: Be Fit For The President
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
May 21, 2021
Quicksave 025: Some Asshole Space Whale
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 Links: Ubisoft dipping their French toes into F2P: Epic vs Apple Deets: Battlefield 6 reveal in June: RTX 3080 Ti early sales: Noclip Dishonored Doc:
May 14, 2021
Quicksave 024: 5000 Whatever the F*** Bucks
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 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
May 07, 2021
Quicksave 023: The Battle of Watercress Sandwich
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. Discussed: 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)
April 30, 2021
Quicksave 022: More Books Gets You Closer to a Personal Pan Pizza
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. Discussed: Crash Dive 2 (11:09) MotoGP 21 (18:22) Oddworld Soulstorm (32:33) Resident Evil Village Demo (45:55) Links:
April 23, 2021
Quicksave 021: You Want a Platinum Medal, Don't You?
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. Discussed: 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)
April 16, 2021
Quicksave 020: Let's Get Rid of Time
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. Discussed: Watch Dogs Legion (22:18) Breathedge (36:16) Monster Hunter Rise (50:23) Yakuza 6 PC (1:15:04) Links: Xbox rumored to be publishing Kojima Productions’ next game Apex Legends Season 9 x Titanfall Metroid Prime 2D!!! The secret door in Prey 2006
April 09, 2021
Quicksave 019: A F**in' WonderSwan
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! Discussed: Eggcelerate (3:31) The Fabled Woods (11:48) Evil Genius 2 (22:22) Monster Hunter Rise (51:36) It Takes Two (1:17:40)
April 02, 2021
Quicksave 018: I Hate Ate It
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! Discussed: Adios (8:10) Minecraft Dungeons (19:30) Yakuza & Valheim (31:11) Little Nightmares (34:57) We Were Here / We Were Here Too (45:30)
March 26, 2021
Quicksave 017: A Finite Supply of Ghosts
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. Discussed: Stronghold Warlords (6:35) Stubbs the Zombie (26:37) Yakuza: Like a Dragon on PS5 (51:42) Valheim (56:20)
March 19, 2021
Quicksave 016: Everybody Shang Tsung Tonight
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. Discussed: Nioh 2 (4:25) Hero Siege (13:07) Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath (21:22) Valheim (35:04) WandaVision (1:08:05) Microsoft Acquires Bethesda (1:33:01)
March 12, 2021
Quicksave 015: Russian Space Hearse
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! Discussed: Breathedge (8:00) Rainbow Six: Siege (28:55) Spider-Man (46:17) Maquette (58:10) Halo 4 (1:15:48) Resident Alien (1:34:05) Wandavision (1:41:40) The Sinking City (1:34:05) Battlefield 6 (2:00:27) Nintendo Switch Pro (2:06:32) Links: Frogwares' Statement on Nacon and The Sinking City: Very official sounding Nintendo Switch "Pro" leak:
March 05, 2021
Quicksave 014: Mario Has a Way to Get Huge and Swole
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. Discussed: 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) Links: Getting DOOM on the SNES:
February 26, 2021
Quicksave 013: Only 30% Of Your Dignity Lost
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. Discussed: Escape From Tarkov (6:57) Yakuza (27:38) Halo 3 (46:52) The Mandalorian (56:47) WandaVision (1:26:30) Stadia, CD Projekt, Metahumans, Prince of Persia (1:39:53) Links: Seismic Charge Sound Comparison: The Worst TV Show Theme of All Time:
February 12, 2021
Quicksave 012: Garbage All The Time
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. Discussed: Nioh 2 (11:27) The Medium (36:00) (content warning from 47:59 through 52:09) Goldeneye007 Remake (56:58) Links: SMW remastered: DKC Remastered: LTTP Remastered: Lady Dimitrescu Is Officially 9’6”:
February 05, 2021
Quicksave 011: Painted a Word Picture with My Mouth Brush
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! Discussed: Redout Space Assault (6:38) Nioh (25:20) Tarkov SP (31:55) Maiden [Resident Evil 8 Demo] (46:10) The Medium (1:03:48) Halo 2 (1:24:08)
January 29, 2021
Quicksave 010: Waluigi's Dungeon
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. Discussed: Nioh (11:02) 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) Links:
January 22, 2021
Quicksave 009: Poundmates (Are Not In Fact a Sex Service)
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! Discussed: 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)
January 15, 2021
Quicksave 008: They Nerfed The Bird
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. Discussed: 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)
January 08, 2021
Quicksave 007: Our Top Games of 2020
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! Discussed: 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) Links: Justin Celani on YouTube: Justin’s Gaming Corner & Project Paranormal AZ
January 01, 2021
Quicksave 006: T-Pose Alley
'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. Discussed: Yakuza 0 (21:29) Cyberpunk 2077 (44:18) Spider Man: Miles Morales (01:07:37) It's Holiday Sale Time (01:30:33) KFConsole (01:42:02) Them Emails (01:52:45) Links: Revenge Bedtime Procrastination: Excellent Sea of Thieves character pose bug: The KFConsole:
December 25, 2020
Quicksave 005: Dystopian Taskrabbit
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. Discussed: Cyberpunk 2077 (34:55) Maneater, Spiderman: Remastered (54:29) Sea of Thieves (01:22:53) Hades (01:40:57) Codemasters news (01:47:34) Breakfast Cerals (02:04:28)
December 18, 2020
Quicksave 004: The Spirit Halloween of TVs and Appliances
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. Discussed: 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)
December 11, 2020
Quicksave 003: Don't Learn, Just Buy!
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. Discussed: Godfall (26:27) 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) Hades (1:31:57)
December 04, 2020
Quicksave 002: Tight Little Rumbles
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). Games Discussed: * Yakuza: Like a Dragon * Yakuza 0 * The Pathless * Hades * Empire of Sin * Project Wingman * Astro’s Playroom * Marvel’s Spiderman: Remastered * Days Gone
November 27, 2020
Quicksave 001: Ittiest Bittiest Discs
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. Games discussed: * Falconeer * Rune II * XIII * American Truck Simulator – Colorado * Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War * Paradise Killer * Oddworld: New n’ Tasty * Resident Evil 7 * Hades * Ghostrunner
November 20, 2020