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Slightly Something Else

Slightly Something Else

By The Escapist
Hosted by Yahtzee Croshaw & Jack Packard, Slightly Something Else is a continuation of the Slightly Civil War podcast where the two hosts discuss anything and everything related to gaming every Tuesday, live on YouTube. Audio episodes are made available on Sunday morning.
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What Makes The Best Video Game Moments Tick?
This week on Slightly Something Else, Yahtzee and Marty discuss gaming's "perfect" moments and the art of making them.
01:01:12
September 9, 2021
Twelve Minutes and The Problem With Subversive Twists
This week on Slightly Something Else, Yahtzee and Jack discuss their thoughts on Twelve Minutes and examples of both good and bad plot twists.
01:08:16
September 4, 2021
Are Long-Awaited Sequels Ever Worth the Wait?
This week on Slightly Something Else, Yahtzee and Marty discuss game series that have taken long hiatus's before making anticipated sequels.
01:07:03
August 29, 2021
The First Hour Of Your Game Sucks
This week on Slightly Something Else, Yahtzee and Jack discuss game openings.
01:10:47
August 25, 2021
Yahtzee Wants Nick to Explain Why Halo Is Good
This week on Slightly Something Else, Yahtzee forces Nick to defend his love of the Halo series.
01:06:17
August 17, 2021
We're Loopy for Time Loops
Yahtzee and Jack discuss the use of time loop mechanics in video games.
58:24
August 6, 2021
The Ups and Downs of Yakuza
This week on Slightly Something Else, Yahtzee and Nick discuss the ups and downs of the Yakuza series.
01:00:07
August 2, 2021
Games That Explore Emotions Beyond Sadness
This week on Slightly Something Else, Yahtzee and Jack get emotional.
01:00:36
July 24, 2021
The Creative and Emotional Black Hole of Live Service Gaming
This week on Slightly Something Else, Yahtzee and Nick dig into live service gaming.
01:03:35
July 16, 2021
How Anime Ruins Everything
This week on Slightly Something Else, Yahtzee and Jack discuss why they think anime ruins everything.
01:24:29
July 10, 2021
The Games We Play to De-Stress
This week on Slightly Something Else, Yahtzee and Nick discuss the games they'd consider comfort food.
01:07:51
July 5, 2021
Should Games Specialize or Throw in the Kitchen Sink?
This week on Slightly Something Else, Yahtzee and Jack discuss games that specialize in mechanics vs games that try a bunch of different mechanics.
01:10:54
June 27, 2021
Catching Yahtzee Up On All The Wonders of E3 2021
This week on Slightly Something Else, Yahtzee get's caught up on E3 2021. Yes, this is serving as the official review episode.
01:01:46
June 18, 2021
The Changing Landscape of Games Criticism
This week on Slightly Something Else, Yahtzee is joined by Nick to discuss how games criticism has changed over their time in games media.
01:15:18
June 7, 2021
Yahtzee and Jack Design A Side Quest
his week on Slightly Something Else, Yahtzee and Jack design their very own side quest.
01:11:06
May 29, 2021
The Overhyping of AAA Games
This week on Slightly Something Else, Yahtzee is joined by Nick for the first time to discuss the overhyping of AAA video game releases and how that's both bad for consumers and the developers making those games.
01:11:20
May 23, 2021
Why Are Survival Crafting Games So Dang Popular?
This week on Slightly Something Else, Yahtzee and Jack discuss survival crafting games and break down just why the heck they're so popular.
01:17:32
May 16, 2021
The Weird State of Multiplayer Games
This week on Slightly Something Else, Yahtzee and Jack discuss how games like Outriders are designed as single player games, but shoehorn in multiplayer.
01:04:04
May 9, 2021
Which Resident Evil Is the Best Resident Evil?
This week on Slightly Something Else, Yahtzee and Jack discuss the Resident Evil games and which one is the best in the series.
01:09:16
May 2, 2021
The Review Process
This week on Slightly Something Else, Yahtzee and Jack continue talking their craft, this time focusing on the process of a review.
01:10:30
April 26, 2021
How a Zero Punctuation Episode Is Made
This week on Slightly Something Else, Yahtzee and Jack talk their craft and how a Zero Punctuation episode is created.
58:06
April 17, 2021
Undertale, EarthBound and The Appeal of Quirky Games
This week on Slightly Something Else, Yahtzee and Jack talk about quirky games like Undertale and Earthbound and what their appeal is.
01:04:24
April 9, 2021
Yahtzee & Jack's First Gaming Obsessions
This week on Slightly Something Else, Yahtzee and Jack talk about their first obsessions within gaming.
01:08:23
April 2, 2021
The State of the Point & Click Genre in 2021
This week on Slightly Something Else, Yahtzee and Jack talk about the point and click genre and where it stands in the year 2021.
01:06:38
March 26, 2021
Stardew Valley Has The Perfect Gameplay Loop
For the first episode of Slightly Something Else (replacing Slightly Civil War), Yahtzee and Jack discuss why Stardew Valley has the perfect gameplay loop.
01:04:41
March 19, 2021
The Hairy Dads in Video Games Discussion
In the final episode of Slightly Civil War, Yahtzee and Jack discuss video game's hairy dads.
46:04
March 8, 2021
The Main Quest vs Side Quests Discussion
Yahtzee and Jack discuss their favorite side quests in video games.
47:17
March 1, 2021
Attempting to Rename the Soulslike Genre
Jack and Yahtzee debate what the "Soulslike" genre should actually be called.
45:03
February 22, 2021
The Achievements in Video Games Discussion
Yahtzee and Jack discuss whether its good or bad to have achievements in video games.
57:59
February 15, 2021
The Stealth in Video Games Discussion
Yahtzee and Jack discuss stealth in video games and decide if Agent 47 or Solid Snake is the better stealther.
52:20
February 8, 2021
The Handheld vs Mobile Gaming Discussion
Yahtzee and Jack discuss mobile vs handheld gaming.
33:00
February 1, 2021
Who Is The Most Annoying NPC?
Yahtzee & Jack discuss the most annoying NPCs in video games.
50:49
January 25, 2021
The 2020 Gaming Controversies Discussion
Yahtzee and Jack discuss the biggest gaming controversies of 2020.
43:30
January 18, 2021
Are Review Scores Necessary?
Yahtzee and Jack discuss if review scores are necessary.
47:51
January 4, 2021
The 2020 Game of the Year Discussion
Yahtzee and Jack grumpily discuss the Game of the Year awards.
48:23
December 28, 2020
Should There Be More Christmas Games?
This week on Slightly Civil War, Yahtzee and Jack debate if there should be more Christmas games.
46:58
December 21, 2020
Is Steampunk Better Than Cyberpunk?
This week on Slightly Civil War, Yahtzee & Jack debate if Steampunk is better than Cyberpunk.
39:19
December 14, 2020
Is Ubisoft or Rockstar Better At Sandbox Games?
This week on Slightly Civil War, Yahtzee and Jack debate if Ubisoft or Rockstar make the best sandbox games.
45:28
December 7, 2020
Are Video Game Consoles Better Than PCs?
This week on Slightly Civil War, Yahtzee & Jack debate game consoles vs PCs.
39:58
November 30, 2020
Which Is The Best Boss Fight in Dark Souls?
This week on Slightly Civil War, Yahtzee and Jack discuss the best boss fights in the Dark Souls series.
53:06
November 23, 2020
Is The Xbox Series X or PS5 The More Attractive Console?
This week on Slightly Civil War, Yahtzee and Jack debate whether it is PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X that looks nicer aesthetically.
43:26
November 16, 2020
Why 2D Games Are Better Than 3D Games
This week on Slightly Civil War, Yahtzee & Jack debate 2D vs 3D games.
44:46
November 9, 2020
Should Developers Be Allowed to Vault Paid-For Content?
This week on Slightly Civil War, Yahtzee and Jack debate whether developers should be allowed to change a game after release.
47:38
November 2, 2020
Is E3 Still Relevant?
Yahtzee and Jack debate the relevance of E3 and gaming conventions.
36:43
October 26, 2020
Is Xbox Game Pass Good For Gaming?
This week on Slightly Civil War, Yahtzee and Jack debate whether Xbox Game Pass is a good thing for the video game industry.
36:13
October 19, 2020
Can You Separate The Art From The Artist?
This week on Slightly Civil War, Yahtzee and Jack discuss if you can separate art from the artist. Seems a bit relevant with the whole JK Rowling situation.
40:47
October 12, 2020
Super Mario Galaxy vs Super Mario Sunshine
This week on Slightly Civil War, Yahtzee and Jack debate whether Super Mario Sunshine or Super Mario Galaxy is the superior game.
43:11
October 5, 2020
Are Walking Simulators Games?
This week Yahtzee and Jack debate whether walking simulators are games or not.
40:11
September 28, 2020
Is Single Player Better Than Multiplayer?
This week on Slightly Civil War, Yahtzee and Jack debate whether single-player is better than multiplayer in video games.
35:49
September 21, 2020
Should You Preorder Games?
Yahtzee and Jack debate whether or not you should preorder video games.
33:23
September 14, 2020
Are AAA Video Games Too Long?
Yahtzee and Jack debate whether or not AAA video games have gotten too long and bloated.
27:15
September 7, 2020
Is Luigi Better Than Mario?
Yahtzee and Jack debate if Luigi is actually a better character than Mario.
45:04
August 31, 2020
Is Early Access A Good Trend in Game Development?
This week on Slightly Civil War, Yahtzee and Jack debate whether it is a good thing that so many games enter early access before official release these days.
23:15
August 24, 2020
Who Had the Best First Console, Yahtzee or Jack?
Today's debate pits Yahtzee against Jack to find out who owned the best first console.
34:51
August 17, 2020
Is Stealth Gameplay Better Than Direct Combat?
This week on Slightly Civil War, Yahtzee and Jack debate whether or not stealth gameplay is better than direct combat.
28:14
August 10, 2020
Are Japanese Games Better Than Western Games?
Yahtzee and Jack discuss whether the Japanese games industry is better than the western games industry.
35:49
August 3, 2020
Would Link Beat Doomguy In A Fight?
Yahtzee and Jack debate who would win a fight between Doomguy and Link.
33:13
July 27, 2020
Which Lara Croft Would You Rather Raid Tombs With?
This week on Slightly Civil War, Yahtzee and Jack debate which version of Lara Croft would be better to go raiding tombs with.
41:12
July 20, 2020
Can You Judge A Game Before You've Finished It?
This week on Slightly Civil War, Yahtzee and Jack debate whether you can really judge a video game before you’ve actually finished it.
33:23
July 13, 2020
Is Backwards Compatibility Really Necessary for Consoles?
Yahtzee and Jack debate whether or not backwards compatibility is really need for video game consoles.
20:57
July 6, 2020
Is Mario a Better Character Than Sonic?
Yahtzee and Jack debate who's the better character. Mario or Sonic.
36:08
June 29, 2020
Was The Last of Us Really That Good?
Yahtzee and Jack debate whether or not The Last of Us was as good as everyone thinks it is.
41:46
June 22, 2020
Is Story More Important Than Gameplay?
Yahtzee and Jack debate whether story is more important than gameplay.
40:48
June 15, 2020
Is Video Game Piracy Ever Justified?
Yahtzee and Jack discuss piracy and if there's ever an instance where it might be OK.
27:06
June 8, 2020
Can Movies Based on Video Games Be Good?
Yahtzee and Jack debate the merits of video game movies in today's episode of Slightly Civil War.
35:30
June 1, 2020
Why Procedural Generation Is Never As Good As Scripting
Yahtzee and Jack talk about their real thoughts when it comes to procedural generation in games. Watch the latest episode of Slightly Civil War back on The Escapist website.
33:06
May 25, 2020
Was The Final Fantasy VII Remake A Rip-off?
Yahtzee and Jack discuss whether or not the Final Fantasy VII Remake was a rip-off or not.
27:13
May 18, 2020
Is Animal Crossing A Waste of Time?
Yahtzee and Jack share their real thoughts on whether or not Animal Crossing is a waste of player's time. Watch the debate back on The Escapist website.
26:38
May 11, 2020
Will Virtual Reality Ever Go Mainstream?
Yahtzee and Jack discuss whether or not virtual reality gaming will ever go mainstream.
32:52
May 4, 2020
Should Epic Games Store Exclusives Be Boycotted?
Yahtzee and Jack Packard discuss the Epic Games Store and what they really think of its exclusives.
20:16
April 27, 2020
Was Doom 2016 Better Than Doom Eternal?
Yahtzee Croshaw and Jack Packard post-show debate on whether or not Doom 2016 was a better game than Doom Eternal.
26:06
April 20, 2020
Should There Be Difficulty Settings in Games Like Dark Souls?
The podcast that comes after the Slightly Civil War show. Hosted by Yahtzee Croshaw and Jack Packard of The Escapist.
08:22
April 1, 2020
Is The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Really That Good?
The podcast that comes after the Slightly Civil War show. Hosted by Yahtzee Croshaw and Jack Packard of The Escapist.
22:34
March 31, 2020