Into the Aether

Into the Aether

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By Stephen Hilger, Brendon Bigley
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A low key video game show in which Stephen Hilger and Brendon Bigley try their best to avoid talking about The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion.
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A low key video game show in which Stephen Hilger and Brendon Bigley try their best to avoid talking about The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion.
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The Perfect Rivals (feat. Pokemon Sword and Shield)
Barnabas sits perched upon a roof peering downwards into the town square with a scorn known only to others of his ilk. While in wait, he silently curses the various decrepit passersby as they scuttle to and fro from one meaningless place to another. They give no thought to their lives outside of predetermined routines they have fallen into slowly like watching a sunset and not realizing the night has fallen. And night has fallen, for the darkness has surely consumed Barnabas whole. From above, his senses are prickled by stimuli feeding into a horrible nagging and inescapable hatred. He too has his routine, and it is exactly this: Rooftop judgement. But lo, from afar Barnabas hears a voice beckoning! With haste and without thought, he spreads his inky wings and slices through the air, landing perched atop a small branch before a ten year old girl.   "Taxi?" "Corv." "I'm trying to get to Turffield." "Corvi." And he flies. --- Support the show on Patreon: https://patreon.com/intothecast Find us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/intothecast Join the Discord: https://bit.ly/twgdiscord Watch us on Twitch: https://twitch.tv/intothecast Watch us on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt9IWh4w7vOG1eZGTF1xEyA Follow Stephen Hilger: https://twitter.com/StephenHilger Follow Brendon Bigley: https://twitter.com/brendonbigley --- Produced by AJ Fillari: https://twitter.com/ajfillari
1:47:44
November 20, 2019
You KNOW You Strut! (feat. Ring Fit Adventure and Chrono Cross)
C'mon Dragaux, don't make me say it! I'm really trying to not say it Dragaux! Dragaux, my guy, come on! Work with me buddy! You know it, and I know it! Dragaux! Come on! --- Support the show on Patreon: https://patreon.com/intothecast Find us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/intothecast Join the Discord: https://bit.ly/twgdiscord Watch us on Twitch: https://twitch.tv/intothecast Watch us on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt9IWh4w7vOG1eZGTF1xEyA Follow Stephen Hilger: https://twitter.com/StephenHilger Follow Brendon Bigley: https://twitter.com/brendonbigley --- Produced by AJ Fillari: https://twitter.com/ajfillari
1:10:56
November 13, 2019
Astounding Adventures in the Aether! (feat. Outer Worlds)
Prepare for wonder, excitement, and thrills beyond your wildest imagination! From the brilliant minds at Spacer's Choice comes a new series of adventures collected dutifully from around the galaxy! --- Support the show on Patreon: https://patreon.com/intothecast Find us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/intothecast Join the Discord: https://bit.ly/twgdiscord Watch us on Twitch: https://twitch.tv/intothecast Watch us on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt9IWh4w7vOG1eZGTF1xEyA Follow Stephen Hilger: https://twitter.com/StephenHilger Follow Brendon Bigley: https://twitter.com/brendonbigley --- Produced by AJ Fillari: https://twitter.com/ajfillari
1:40:57
November 6, 2019
Bloodborne | October Bonus
Thank you to everyone who supports the show and made this BONUS SPOOKY SEASON episode possible!! This one's about Bloodborne! --- Support the show on Patreon: https://patreon.com/intothecast Find us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/intothecast Join the Discord: https://bit.ly/twgdiscord Watch us on Twitch: https://twitch.tv/intothecast Watch us on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt9IWh4w7vOG1eZGTF1xEyA Follow Stephen Hilger: https://twitter.com/StephenHilger Follow Brendon Bigley: https://twitter.com/brendonbigley --- Produced by AJ Fillari: https://twitter.com/ajfillari
1:42:37
October 31, 2019
Cranky Kong's Moon Base (feat. Darkest Dungeon, Hey Robot, and Destiny 2: Shadowkeep)
LET. ME. FINISH. MY FUN FACT. ABOUT CRANKY KONG. --- Support the show on Patreon: https://patreon.com/intothecast Find us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/intothecast Join the Discord: https://bit.ly/twgdiscord Watch us on Twitch: https://twitch.tv/intothecast Watch us on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt9IWh4w7vOG1eZGTF1xEyA Follow Stephen Hilger: https://twitter.com/StephenHilger Follow Brendon Bigley: https://twitter.com/brendonbigley --- Produced by AJ Fillari: https://twitter.com/ajfillari
1:02:01
October 30, 2019
That Seems Logical (feat. Resident Evil 4 & Dragon Quest XI on Switch)
INT: DAY An unassuming 20-something walks into the establishment. He has a quizzical, but confidant nature. This is BRETON BAGLEY. He barrels down the camera, a smirk crosses his face. He lowers his glasses, and the light catches the lenses. BRETON BAGLEY That seems logical. [AUDIENCE APPLAUSE. RIOTS IN STREETS. EVACUATE.] --- Support the show on Patreon: https://patreon.com/intothecast Find us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/intothecast Join the Discord: https://bit.ly/twgdiscord Watch us on Twitch: https://twitch.tv/intothecast Watch us on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt9IWh4w7vOG1eZGTF1xEyA Follow Stephen Hilger: https://twitter.com/StephenHilger Follow Brendon Bigley: https://twitter.com/brendonbigley --- Produced by AJ Fillari: https://twitter.com/ajfillari
1:00:04
October 23, 2019
VIRUS DOT COM :) (feat. Card of Darkness, Call of Duty Mobile, and Resident Evil 7 VR)
HAX :-] --- Support the show on Patreon: https://patreon.com/intothecast Find us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/intothecast Join the Discord: https://bit.ly/twgdiscord Watch us on Twitch: https://twitch.tv/intothecast Watch us on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt9IWh4w7vOG1eZGTF1xEyA Follow Stephen Hilger: https://twitter.com/StephenHilger Follow Brendon Bigley: https://twitter.com/brendonbigley --- Produced by AJ Fillari: https://twitter.com/ajfillari
1:02:45
October 16, 2019
Miss Piggy's Object of Power (feat. Untitled Goose Game, Control, and game difficulty)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE A new show from TWG: Miss Piggy's Object of Power is an investigative podcast unlike any you've heard before. Be shocked, terrified, thrilled, and overjoyed as your hosts Stephen and Brendon journey into the dark and depraved world of the Federal Bureau of Control, a building that only appears to those who don't seek it. How do the Muppets fit into all of this, you might be wondering? Well dear listener, you'll have to listen and find out.  --- Support the show on Patreon: https://patreon.com/intothecast Find us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/intothecast Join the Discord: https://bit.ly/twgdiscord Watch us on Twitch: https://twitch.tv/intothecast Watch us on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt9IWh4w7vOG1eZGTF1xEyA Follow Stephen Hilger: https://twitter.com/StephenHilger Follow Brendon Bigley: https://twitter.com/brendonbigley --- Produced by AJ Fillari: https://twitter.com/ajfillari
1:07:10
October 9, 2019
Your Brother, Your Younger Self, and a Ghost (feat. Apple Arcade, Sayonara Wild Hearts, Mario Kart Tour, and more!)
A sole survivor tells of the twisty events leading up to a horrific kart race on a cruise ship, which began when five Mushroom Kingdom locals met at a seemingly random police lineup. --- Support the show on Patreon: https://patreon.com/intothecast Find us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/intothecast Join the Discord: https://bit.ly/twgdiscord Watch us on Twitch: https://twitch.tv/intothecast Watch us on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt9IWh4w7vOG1eZGTF1xEyA Follow Stephen Hilger: https://twitter.com/StephenHilger Follow Brendon Bigley: https://twitter.com/brendonbigley --- Produced by AJ Fillari: https://twitter.com/ajfillari
1:33:11
October 2, 2019
Fire Emblem: Three Houses Spoilers | September Bonus
Thank you to everyone who supports the show and made this episode possible. Please enjoy listening to four hours of us getting progressively more tired over time. We love you all.
4:00:40
September 27, 2019
I am the Shy Man (featuring Moonlighter, Yoshi's Island, and Remnant: From the Ashes)
Play the game based on the hit film critics are calling "a horror masterpiece." "Move over Shy Guy, Shy Man is the new sheriff in the Mushroom Kingdom!" - Slashfilm "I straight up pooped my pants, like fully, in the theater." - Variety "It's the Citizen Kane of movies." - Orson Welles Jr. I AM SHY MAN: In theaters now. --- Support the show on Patreon: https://patreon.com/intothecast Find us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/intothecast Join the Discord: https://bit.ly/twgdiscord Watch us on Twitch: https://twitch.tv/intothecast Watch us on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt9IWh4w7vOG1eZGTF1xEyA Follow Stephen Hilger: https://twitter.com/StephenHilger Follow Brendon Bigley: https://twitter.com/brendonbigley --- Produced by AJ Fillari: https://twitter.com/ajfillari
1:34:56
September 18, 2019
Drink the Ghost (featuring the 9/4 Nintendo Direct)
I ain't afraid of (drinking) no ghost (and turning into Luigi)! --- Support the show on Patreon: https://patreon.com/intothecast Find us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/intothecast Join the Discord: https://bit.ly/twgdiscord Watch us on Twitch: https://twitch.tv/intothecast Watch us on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt9IWh4w7vOG1eZGTF1xEyA Follow Stephen Hilger: https://twitter.com/StephenHilger Follow Brendon Bigley: https://twitter.com/brendonbigley --- Produced by AJ Fillari: https://twitter.com/ajfillari
1:41:31
September 11, 2019
D-Rank Ballet (feat. Astral Chain)
Lappy cometh. --- Support the show on Patreon: https://patreon.com/intothecast Find us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/intothecast Join the Discord: https://bit.ly/twgdiscord Watch us on Twitch: https://twitch.tv/intothecast Watch us on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt9IWh4w7vOG1eZGTF1xEyA Follow Stephen Hilger: https://twitter.com/StephenHilger Follow Brendon Bigley: https://twitter.com/brendonbigley --- Produced by AJ Fillari: https://twitter.com/ajfillari
1:05:39
September 4, 2019
The Last App (feat. Persona Q2, Gears POP!, and Remnant: From the Ashes)
Taking risks! The Kotaku Article about Remnant: https://kotaku.com/remnant-from-the-ashes-is-quickly-becoming-one-of-my-f-1837481275 --- Support the show on Patreon: https://patreon.com/intothecast Find us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/intothecast Join the Discord: https://bit.ly/twgdiscord Watch us on Twitch: https://twitch.tv/intothecast Watch us on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt9IWh4w7vOG1eZGTF1xEyA Follow Stephen Hilger: https://twitter.com/StephenHilger Follow Brendon Bigley: https://twitter.com/brendonbigley --- Produced by AJ Fillari: https://twitter.com/ajfillari
1:31:32
August 28, 2019
The Perfect Episode (feat. Final Fantasy VII & Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion)
Sometimes the stars align. --- Support the show on Patreon: https://patreon.com/intothecast Find us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/intothecast Join the Discord: https://bit.ly/twgdiscord Watch us on Twitch: https://twitch.tv/intothecast Watch us on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt9IWh4w7vOG1eZGTF1xEyA Follow Stephen Hilger: https://twitter.com/StephenHilger Follow Brendon Bigley: https://twitter.com/brendonbigley --- Produced by AJ Fillari: https://twitter.com/ajfillari
1:44:11
August 21, 2019
RT if You Can Relate! (feat. A Short Hike, Pokemon Sword / Shield, Shadow of the Colossus)
Pokémon No. 1340 — Essemess This Normal type Pokémon fell in love roughly four months ago and went on some splendid dates! They traveled across the Galar region with a full heart and eyes locked onto the future, but then got dumped over text message! RT if you can relate! --- The Jacob Geller video. Sub to his channel! --- Support the show on Patreon: https://patreon.com/intothecast Find us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/intothecast Join the Discord: https://bit.ly/twgdiscord Watch us on Twitch: https://twitch.tv/intothecast Watch us on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt9IWh4w7vOG1eZGTF1xEyA Follow Stephen Hilger: https://twitter.com/StephenHilger Follow Brendon Bigley: https://twitter.com/brendonbigley --- Produced by AJ Fillari: https://twitter.com/ajfillari
1:20:38
August 14, 2019
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1:57:00
August 7, 2019
Infinite Stratego (feat. Fire Emblem: Three Houses)
Part one, white clouds... Blue sea moon... Infinite Stratego... As the Fódlan summer lurches into its most sweltering days, farmers reap the final plentiful boughs of their harvest in farmlands by the coast. After months of preparation, seafarers hoping for an equally plentiful journey out into uncharted waters pray with song and festivities before casting off towards the great horizon. Those left behind pass the time with stories and games that have no end, as rules upon rules are added infinitum. --- Find us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/intothecast Join the Discord: https://bit.ly/twgdiscord Watch us on Twitch: https://twitch.tv/intothecast Watch us on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt9IWh4w7vOG1eZGTF1xEyA Follow Stephen Hilger: https://twitter.com/StephenHilger Follow Brendon Bigley: https://twitter.com/brendonbigley --- Produced by AJ Fillari: https://twitter.com/ajfillari
1:40:28
July 31, 2019
Pagliacci the Sobble (feat. Pokemon Sword + Shield, Switch Lite, Hey Arnold, and more!)
I declaim! While taken with delirium, I do not know what I am saying, or what I am doing! Yet it is necessary, I must force myself! Bah! Are you not a man? Thou art Gigantimax! Sobble! --- Find us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/intothecast Join the Discord: https://bit.ly/twgdiscord Watch us on Twitch: https://twitch.tv/intothecast Watch us on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt9IWh4w7vOG1eZGTF1xEyA Follow Stephen Hilger: https://twitter.com/StephenHilger Follow Brendon Bigley: https://twitter.com/brendonbigley --- Produced by AJ Fillari: https://twitter.com/ajfillari
1:25:31
July 17, 2019
Is My Wireframe Showing? (feat Judgement & Sekiro)
In this week's episode of Top Hat BBQ Sauce Hell, we visit the charming city of Kamurocho to to see what really goes on in their "karaoke" clubs.  --- Find us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/intothecast Join the Discord: https://bit.ly/twgdiscord Watch us on Twitch: https://twitch.tv/intothecast Watch us on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt9IWh4w7vOG1eZGTF1xEyA Follow Stephen Hilger: https://twitter.com/StephenHilger Follow Brendon Bigley: https://twitter.com/brendonbigley --- Produced by AJ Fillari: https://twitter.com/ajfillari
1:03:39
July 10, 2019
Super Dante's Inferno Maker (feat. Mario Maker 2, Dream Daddy, Xenoblade 2, Golf Story)
It's all minecraftian horrors down here. --- Find us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/intothecast Join the Discord: https://bit.ly/twgdiscord Watch us on Twitch: https://twitch.tv/intothecast Follow Stephen Hilger: https://twitter.com/StephenHilger Follow Brendon Bigley: https://twitter.com/brendonbigley --- Produced by AJ Fillari: https://twitter.com/ajfillari
1:14:46
July 3, 2019
There's a Troll in This Chili's (feat. Harry Potter: Wizards Unite & Cadence of Hyrule)
Thought you ought to know... --- Find us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/intothecast Join the Discord: https://bit.ly/twgdiscord Watch us on Twitch: https://twitch.tv/intothecast Follow Stephen Hilger: https://twitter.com/StephenHilger Follow Brendon Bigley: https://twitter.com/brendonbigley --- Produced by AJ Fillari: https://twitter.com/ajfillari
1:33:27
June 26, 2019
The E3 2019 Spectacular
In this special and also technically first episode of ITA Season 2, Stephen and Brendon discuss each press conference from E3 2019. --- Find us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/intothecast Join the Discord: https://bit.ly/twgdiscord Watch us on Twitch: https://twitch.tv/intothecast Follow Stephen Hilger: https://twitter.com/StephenHilger Follow Brendon Bigley: https://twitter.com/brendonbigley --- Produced by AJ Fillari: https://twitter.com/ajfillari
4:02:28
June 18, 2019
Everybody Loves Corviknight (feat. Pokemon Sword / Shield & Slay the Spire)
Every feather I drop is a clue. --- Games discussed: Pokemon Sword & Shield, Destiny 2, Slay the Spire --- Find us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/intothecast Join the Discord: https://bit.ly/twgdiscord Watch us on Twitch: https://twitch.tv/intothecast --- Produced by AJ Fillari
1:14:38
June 12, 2019
Tall Splinkoid (feat. Dauntless & Animal Crossing)
Come on down to Tall Splinkoids "R" Us, we got tall splinkoids, and some other tall splinkoids. All we got are tall splinkoids. You looking for tall splinkoids? We got 'em! You looking for anything else? Get out of here! Seriously. Get out of here. We only care about one thing. In fact, you don't even look like a tall splinkoid to me. We are all tall splinkoids here. We can make you a tall splinkoid, too. But it'll cost ya something bells can't buy, friendo.  Tall Splinkoids "R" Us, we are tall splinkoids. Games discussed: Dauntless, Animal Crossing --- Find us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/intothecast Join the Discord: https://bit.ly/twgdiscord Watch us on Twitch: https://twitch.tv/intothecast --- Produced by AJ Fillari
1:06:55
June 5, 2019
Friendship & Video Games (feat. Dragon's Dogma, Dauntless, & Mario Kart 8)
Two hearts. Two karts. Zooming through the meadows. Zooming towards one another. Games discussed: Dragon's Dogma, Mario Kart 8, Diablo 3, Dauntless --- Find us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/intothecast Join the Discord: https://bit.ly/twgdiscord Watch us on Twitch: https://twitch.tv/intothecast --- Produced by AJ Fillari
1:00:17
May 30, 2019
Hello, I am a Dragon. (feat Cuphead & Dragon's Dogma)
I'm sorry for stealing your heart, and I mean that literally. Games discussed: Cuphead, Final Fantasy 7, Dragon's Dogma --- Find us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/intothecast Join the Discord: https://bit.ly/twgdiscord Watch us on Twitch: https://twitch.tv/intothecast --- Produced by AJ Fillari
1:05:40
May 15, 2019
Time Cook (feat. Katana Zero & Steamworld Quest)
In a world ravaged by a gnarly robot war, one man with a ripped piece of red fabric turned into a headband stands up to the God King AI: Time Cook. Games discussed: Katana Zero, SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech  --- Find us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/intothecast Join the Discord: https://bit.ly/twgdiscord Watch us on Twitch: https://twitch.tv/intothecast --- Produced by AJ Fillari
50:41
May 8, 2019
Things I Missed
Sick of bad video games! Games discussed: Assassin's Creed: Odyssey, Super Mario RPG, Persona Why --- Find us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/intothecast Watch us on Twitch: https://twitch.tv/intothecast --- Produced by AJ Fillari
41:54
May 1, 2019
Logging up!
Hello and welcome to On Line! Games discussed: The burden of choice, Alto's Odyssey, other mobile games, Super Smash Brothers Ultimate (feat. Joker of Persona 5) --- Find us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/intothecast Watch us on Twitch: https://twitch.tv/intothecast --- Produced by AJ Fillari
1:00:26
April 24, 2019
The Rise of Sponge Funny
The Galaxy is at war! As Imperial forces, led by the vile trickster Emperor Plankton, wipe out what they believe to be the last remaining traces of the rebellion, a new power expands beneath the depths of The Bluffington Sea. The cunning Emperor, sensing this strength, concots a plan to wipe the light from the Galaxy once and for all: The dark force wielder known as Darth Roger and his gang of greaser weirdos pore over every inch of forgotten space in pursuit of an ancient relic emanating traces of the Force. Unbeknownst to them, this bright beacon of energy is no mere object, but is instead a man! Behold, the Rise of Sponge Funny.  Games Discussed: The PSN Name Change "Recommend a New PSN ID" Button, Star Wars Battlefront II, Apex Legends --- Find us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/intothecast Watch us on Twitch: https://twitch.tv/intothecast --- Produced by AJ Fillari
47:50
April 17, 2019
Who Loves Minecraft Steve?
*HEROBRINE WAS HER(OBRIN)E* Games Discussed: Minecraft (in 2019!!) --- Find us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/intothecast Watch us on Twitch: https://twitch.tv/intothecast --- Produced by AJ Fillari
1:10:25
April 10, 2019
Game Over, Dad Rock
Games Discussed: Final Fantasy VII (Nintendo Switch), Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice --- Find us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/intothecast Watch us on Twitch: https://twitch.tv/intothecast --- Produced by AJ Fillari
1:20:41
April 3, 2019
Sekiro: Love and Daunt
The moonlight casts vines of a pale white downwards through low hanging clouds of the night sky. Reeds sway eastward with the wind. In a nearby structure, bystanders peer through gaps in shutters at the two figures standing on opposite ends of the plateau. All is silent, save for a slight babbling stream nearby. The two figures used to play there, together, as children. Back then, war was just a story told by grandfathers, a warning to future generations to avoid passing to the realm of their ancestors carrying with them the weight of the same regrets. The two figures are cold and tempered. They wait for one slight twitch before springing into action, eyeing one another in anticipation for their inevitable clash. Only one will survive, and the winner is obvious to all who stand idly by: The one-armed wolf is here, and he's slathered in barbecue sauce.  --- Games Discussed: Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Find us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/intothecast Watch us on Twitch: https://twitch.tv/intothecast --- Produced by AJ Fillari
1:31:54
March 27, 2019
It's Warmer Today, Alright
Ganon's done a lot of harm in this world. He's ripped families apart, decimated the homes of the Hylian people, eradicated those who stood for peace and hope and prosperity. Zelda has been in a calamitous and ongoing battle against him for a century, and I mean that quite literally. I'm doing everything I can on my own to build up the strength to help, but first I need to go out in the desert and flex a bit in my boxers. It's warmer today, alright? Games Discussed: Baba Is You, Destiny 2, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
1:04:25
March 20, 2019
Tom Clancy's Pro Skater
He's back for one last 900. Games Discussed: Ape Out, The Division 2, Xbox Game Pass
58:39
March 13, 2019
Third Grade PikaBlues
I arrive on the playground every day carrying my tomes of Prima Strategy Guides and printouts from GameFaqs. I sit atop the slide like a mad king as peasants bring their GameBoy Colors and crowd around the rungs, eager to climb up and allow me to bless them with my wisdom. I tell them "Nay, you must climb the slide to speak to me. The ladder's rungs are for I alone to climb." They only make it halfway up before the slide takes hold of them; and like a bowling ball they careen down into the masses of other third graders hoping to glimpse into my stack of parchment. I often whisper rumors, like deleting your save file will allow you to capture Mew, like speaking to the phone one million times will bring Ness' father back. They listen to me, because I am the keeper of knowledge, and nobody else has enough room in their backpack to challenge me. --- Games Discussed: Apex Legends, Pokemon Sword & Shield, Final Fantasy IX --- Things Discussed: Stephen thought Crash Bandicoot was real, Third Grade, possible Apex Legends characters, every Pokemon starter, what Pokemon could we feel okay about eating, Pokemon Sword & Shield, Gex, Crash Bandicoot Returns), Fangamer dot com is not a pyramid scheme, Final Fantasy IX, cheat codes are okay, card games
1:19:09
March 6, 2019
The 9th Final Fantasy
Game Discussed: Final Fantasy IX (Switch Release)
49:13
February 27, 2019
80s Synth Hell
It is 198X and Mountain Dew drips from every surface, clinging like a parasite to its host. It is a green haze that looms wide over this city, and citizens cover their mouths with masks to filter the Dew from the clean air trapped underneath its disgusting weight. This is the future Caustic always dreamed of, growing up. It is what he has been working towards. This is his twisted utopia, his 80s Synth Hell. Games Discussed: Apex Legends, February 2019 Nintendo Direct
1:24:57
February 20, 2019
I am the Jumpmaster, I am 300 Crabs
Have you ever felt like you weren't yourself? You look in the mirror and the passage of time has presented you with a face that feels like an Other? Maybe it's what's inside that's different. Maybe the things you've experienced have changed you. Maybe you've become 300 crabs inhabiting the corporeal form of Captain Jack Sparrow. It happens to everyone, eventually. Games Discussed: Apex Legends, Anthem (Beta), Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep
1:26:50
February 13, 2019
Kingdom Hearts 3, and II.9 Too
Stephen & Brendon, Sorry to rush off without sayin' goodbye, but there's big trouble brewin'. Not sure why, but the stars have been blinkin' out, one by one. And that means disaster can't be far behind. I hate to leave you all but I've gotta go check into it. There's someone with a "key"—the key to our survival. So I need you and Goofy to find him, and stick with him. Got it? We need that key or we're doomed! So go to Traverse Town and find Leon. He'll point you in the right direction. P.S. Would ya apologize to Minnie for me? Thanks, pals. Gamed Discussed: Kingdom Hearts 3, Wargroove, Downwell, Steep
1:30:10
February 6, 2019
Kingdom Hearts and 2, Too
Games Discussed: Kingdom Hearts, Kingdom Hearts 2, Kingdom Hearts 3, other Kingdoms's Hearts''s'
1:21:00
January 28, 2019
Dragon Quest XII: This Time QBert Is In It
After calamity struck the citizens of Xanthia found themselves frozen in time, statues of flesh and blood strewn about the citadel and the marketplace and the homes and the stables. Outside the walls of the Great City, denizens of the countryside found their lives mostly unchanged, save for a harsh and ominous wind that brought with it the same recurring nightmares. Each morning the farmers would gather in their halls and confirm amongst themselves that yes, they’d all shared the same horrid dream: A dark force, twelve ancient crystals, and a power unholy to wrest them from their plot within Xanthia’s royal vaults.  Most resigned to their fate whole-cloth, prepared themselves and their homes for the incoming havoc. But one brave soul stood apart from the rest, one timeless adventurer rejected the nightmares of the wind and decided to take up arms against the spectral dark. Yep that’s right gang, it’s Dragon Quest XI, and this time QBert is in it. Games Discussed: Dragon Age XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age, Steep, Nier Automata
1:25:18
January 23, 2019
What's Kraken?
Games Discussed: Pyre, Meditations, Return of the Obra Dinn
57:32
January 16, 2019
Super Glydon Tycoon
Glydon Gould Vanderbilt (May 26, 1794 - November 3, 1889) was a titan of the industrial age, paving the way for the implementation of a rail system that could connect all of the various kingdoms together. This was, of course, one of the first known monopolies of the Mushroom Kingdom.  Glydon, though seemingly impervious to government intervention, found his empire crumble around him as the railroads he’d spent his life building were split into various privately owned corporations.  Games Discussed: Super Mario Odyssey, Pokemon Let's Go, Super Smash Bros Ultimate Spirit Board
1:24:52
January 9, 2019
The 2018 Game of the Year Spectacular
Stephen and Brendon close out the year having convened in a New Jersey living room for an extra-long Game of the Year spectacular. Each presents their top ten games of the year before fusing the two lists via unholy alchemy into The One True Official "Into the Aether" Top Five Games of 2018. A big thanks to all those who have listened to and supported the show so far. It's been a wonderful six months.
2:23:02
December 26, 2018
Lofi Hip Hop Chill Beats To Study / Relax To: The Game
‪Lofi Hip Hop Mix - Chill Beats To Study / Relax To: The Game (2018) NOT CLICKBAIT | Vine Compilation | Vines I Want Playing On The Projector At My Wake | Funny Vines | PRANKED‬ Games Discussed: Florence, Gris, God of War
1:35:02
December 19, 2018
A Podcast Episode About Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for the Nintendo Switch
Games Discussed: Blinx the Time Sweeper
1:38:46
December 12, 2018
Aesthetic Robot Stuff
Yeah man, my new robot is rad. Its name is Wuumo and it spends all day making vaporwave art for Instagram. I was wondering why I'd want a robot that makes art, but then I realized if I let it grow a social media account to have some kind of huge following, I can start to make brand deals with like Fiji Water and stuff. Wuumo is gonna pay for itself with this vaporwave stuff. Wait, what do you mean vaporwave is over? Games Discussed: Destiny 2, Pokemon Let's Go Eevee, Pokemon Ultra Sun, Horizon Zero Dawn, Neir: Automata, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Neon Joycons
1:27:47
December 5, 2018
Howdy, Howdy, Howdy
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1:08:54
November 28, 2018
Applause for Jens Kreuger
Jens Kreuger bought the house near Pallet town in the autumn of his 28th year. Over the next decade, he and his wife had a litter of pups and then they separated. They were never legally divorced, because they were Pokemon. Games Discussed: Pokemon Let's Go Eevee / Pikachu, Pokemon Ultra Sun / Moon
1:08:37
November 21, 2018
The Five of Gloves
In terms of your personal life, you need time alone today, dear Glover. The Hermit and the Hanged Man between them create a heavy atmosphere, but you could turn it to your advantage if you’re prepared to put yourself under scrutiny. You can’t escape the looking-glass: you might not like the reflection you see, but you need to take a good look in order to understand the faults you must correct and so improve your relationships with the people you love... In your work environment, you should be prepared for an event that’s outside your sphere of influence that might delay a project or jeopardize the go-ahead from above. The combination of the Sun and the Hermit indicates that your desires and reality are somewhat divergent today. The promotion you may have been expecting is not now on the cards, the contract that you were going to sign has evaporated into thin air… All this may be frustrating, but there is no reason to lose faith. Just be patient. Things can only get better! (The above is Glover's reading from horoscope.com.) Discussed: Deltarune, Super Smash Bros Ultimate, Spider-Man: The Heist, Red Dead Redemption 2
1:14:32
November 7, 2018
Toad's Pearly Gates
Behold, a door standing open in heaven! And the first voice, which I had heard speaking to me like a trumpet, said, “Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after this.” At once I was in the Spirit, and behold, a throne stood in heaven, with Toad seated on the throne.
1:16:27
October 31, 2018
Who resets Resetti?
I prefer the stillness here, underground. I am tired of the town. These citizens. I'm tired of being caught in the tangle of their lives. They claim their labors are to build extra rooms in their homes, yet their homes are filled with horrors. Perhaps "home" is not built. Perhaps nothing is built. It's too late to reset. Games discussed: SoulCalibur 6, Destiny 2's Festival of the Lost, Dark Souls Remastered
1:30:02
October 24, 2018
The Legend of Zelda: Black Friday
Long long ago, a great many people called home a beautiful land of rolling hills and glorious sunrises. For generations they found only contentment, with food and wealth aplenty so long as they kept hidden a great power. One day, a man born of sunsets broke his sacred oath and sought the power for himself. He travelled the wilds throughout his unholy quest, and those who met him assumed nothing of his dark secret as it slowly destroyed his mind. Meanwhile, a great and timeless battle raged on across the land. A man clad in green, a wise woman of gold, and a beast comprised of arcane darkness clashed endlessly, laying waste and restoring peace as often as the universe itself spun through the cosmos. Even then, long long ago, legend foretold of their coming, and of their struggle to wield an unimaginable power between them. Three great beings, each the personification of an equally great strength. But little did they know of the man born of sunset, and of his despicable quest. Courage, wisdom, and power had been contested through the ages, but even the gods themselves could not have foreseen the coming of the fourth great totem: sick bargains. Discussed: Oxenfree, The Legend of Zelda, Assassin's Creed Odyssey
1:20:59
October 17, 2018
Have a Good Night in the Woods
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35:02
October 10, 2018
Just Bring It Follows
It wills itself unto you, and you unto another unfortunate soul. Just Bring It follows you, until you follow another unsuspecting participant. You smell what The Rock is cooking, but one day, so will they. twitter.com/intothecast
1:20:31
October 3, 2018
The Dearth of Luigi
He's been gone for what seems like a lifetime. You notice it in the fleeting moments, when you hear a joke you think he'd have liked, when you see a great deal on a new vacuum. We'd devoted an entire year to his very existence, celebrating his every breath and parading his visage around to all who'd gaze upon it. Even so, the world crumbled beneath our feet. The economy turned sour, and our year of jubilation ended with a whimper. And so, feeling responsible for the collapsing of society as we'd once known it, he fled. We now find ourselves in a new age, one in which we take stock of who and what we hold closest, and eschew the excess luxuries that had once brought us such misguided comfort. If the Year of Luigi ended like one final drawn-out note echoing through the cathedral walls during a funeral procession, then maybe this new age, this Dearth of Luigi, could be our slow salvation. In his absence, we find comfort. In his absence, we can rebuild.
1:13:04
September 19, 2018
Hotline Inkopolis
Do you like inking other people?
54:55
September 12, 2018
Pokémon Khaki
The new generation is here, and what approaches is the decision that defines every Pokémon trainer--which version will you buy? Gone are chromatic palettes, precious stones, life and death --- the ultimate duality, champ-in-making, is right in your closet. Denim Version. Or Khaki Version. Basically... do you want to start with Tangela or Bidoof?
1:11:23
September 5, 2018
Lakitu, Bring Us Home
Have you ever felt lonely? Lost and wandering an abyss of your own creation? Like life is a confusing mess of asphalt, a highway that stretches on to infinity and everyone but you knows the path to victory? Hi, my name is Lakitu, and if you call now I'll give you 50% off my new self-help system: "Lakitu, Bring Us Home with Lakitu."
1:14:33
August 29, 2018
Sketch Turner Confirmed for Smash Ultimate
Not really, though.
1:07:09
August 15, 2018
Terrence Malick's Fortnite
The year is 2025 and we all knew this was coming. Hundreds sit patiently at the historic Egyptian Theatre in Park City, Utah as they murmer to one another, bracing themselves and those around them for the upcoming spectacle. Rumors circulate about the cost of the film, and you hear something about a production budget that ballooned to upwards of $400 million. An executive from Epic Games strides by and you catch a glimpse of his gold-plated iPhone as he takes a photo of the crowd before finding a seat. Finally, after years of waiting, the lights dim and the crowd silences themselves like a classroom of first graders being scolded by the principal. The words we've waited so long for appear on screen: Terrence Malick proudly presents... Fortnite.
1:05:24
August 8, 2018
Self-Prescribed Narrative Drive
Travel far enough and you'll see them, the echoes of long lost explorers who sailed across the stars searching hopelessly for meaning. And it's that same unsettlingly ambiguous quest that you find yourself in the throes of now. It decided to bring you here, again. This sparse landscape of freezing tundra lays bare before you, taunting you. How many times will you return to this frigid rock? What else is there to see, to do, to discover? An infinite universe and enough hyperfuel to see it all, and yet you're here, again. Sitting in the cockpit of your ship you pull up the charter and find that this planet remains unnamed. Although you've been here now countless times, no other explorer has stood upon its soil. Before uploading it to the Korvax star charts, you decide to plant a flag, to give it a name of its own. You type "Poopbutt Prime" into the system and send it off to the galactic research hub. You feel better, and initiate the launch thrusters to put Poopbutt Prime behind you.
1:16:05
August 1, 2018
Octopath Traveler's Bewildering Grace
"It's my time to shine," you tell yourself. Four foes stand before you, each one a grotesque homunculus of flesh and, well, something else. The allies you've made along the way have fought valiantly at your side, raining ice from the heavens or concocting new modern miracles to liven spirits. With this in mind, you approach the battlefield, and begin to dance. Suddenly a dense fog envelops your compatriots, and visibility is too low to fight without wildly stabbing into the mist. You pray to the gods and dance again, and the gods respond by sending a freakish mushroom man who heals your foes. You will not back down. Destiny has sent you to the battlefield to dance, and you will fulfill the duty sent from on high. You dance a dance so splendid, neither friend nor foe can believe their eyes. In your bones, a feeling surfaces: The knowledge and experience gained from this battle will increase one hundred fold, and your bewildering grace returns to the party lines.
56:22
July 24, 2018
Fraiser in the Void
The year is 20XX and Kelsey Grammer opens his eyes for what feels like the first time in decades. He looks to his left and sees only a vast emptiness; to his right, the same. He calls for help, but only his voice echoes out across the expanse. The air is perfectly still. "I was Fraiser once," he thinks to himself. How could he have met such a bizarre fate?
48:20
July 19, 2018
Funko Pod
You're ready. You're wearing the official Marcus Fenix bandanna. You made sure the sleeves of your red Gears of War licensed t-shirt are rolled up so the world can see the tattoo your friends described as "definitely of Cliffy B." You paid $250 for tickets to E3, another $500 for plane tickets from Detroit, and another $300 per night for the hotel within walking distance of the expo hall. You sat through the first forty minutes of this Microsoft presentation knowing that in time, you will be rewarded. And suddenly the heavens open as Phil Spencer points behind him. It's the Gears of War logo. Your time has come. The tears begin to form in your eyes and you clench the armrests when suddenly, what bursts through the brick wall? It can't be. Not like this. Yes. Like this. Prepare for your Funko Pop future.
48:25
July 12, 2018
The E3 2018 Spectacular
In this special and also technically first episode of ITA, Stephen and Brendon discuss each press conference from E3 2018.
1:52:49
July 6, 2018
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