The Backlog Podcast

Episode 73 - Joel Returns to the Backlog

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By Kevin Lane
Host Kevin Lane sends the Backlog to your Podcast feed weekly, bringing you thorough discussions on the latest news in the Gaming world, as well as quick updates on Sports, Entertainment, and anything else that he can think of.

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Host Kevin Lane sends the Backlog to your Podcast feed weekly, bringing you thorough discussions on the latest news in the Gaming world, as well as quick updates on Sports, Entertainment, and anything else that he can think of.

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Episode 76 - Game Streaming Services
In this episode, Kevin discusses Game Streaming Services such as Google Stadia, X-Box GamePass and Streaming Services, GeForce Now, etc.  Enjoy this quickie from the bid dog. 15 minutes or less - that's Backlog Time.
December 3, 2019
Episode 75 - Giving Back Your Backlog Time
In this episode, Kevin talks Dreamhack, Survivor Series and Google Stadia. He also takes some advice from a friend and we're gonna try something new.
November 22, 2019
Episode 74 - Pre-Dreamhack Atlanta Catch Up - DHATL19
Episode 74 - Pre-Dreamhack Atlanta Catch Up - DHATL19 Host: Kevin Lane Website: Socials: Fortnite Creator Code: Backlog Show Notes: Intro Episode 74 - Wednesday  November 13th, 2019. Coupon Code TEAMEMAR for 20% off - use link at bottom of website for quick access Recap & Current Events Dreamhack Atlanta the 15th-17th - The Backlog is Press Working on 2 shows Impromptu with Kevin Earl and Earl Babyface and the Heel (BatH)  with Alpha and Jimmy Thompson New Releases Death Stranding Call of Duty Modern Warfare WWE2K20 Outer Worlds Red Dead 2 PC Greedfall Gears 5 Borderlands 3 Untitled Goose Game Disney + Switch Witcher 3 Overwatch Zelda Links Awakening Top 3 Backlog Items Marvel's Avengers Movies Spider-Man PS4 Days Gone Game Reviews Greedfall Audio Trip Frost Punk Devil's Hunt Men of War 2 Assault Squad Vigor Coming Soon Jedi Fallen Order 11/15 Golem 11/19 Pokemon Sword & Shield Google Stadia
November 14, 2019
Episode 73 - Joel Returns to the Backlog
As we stare Halloween dead in the eyes and witness game after game get deployed to our systems - we realize how quickly that backlog grows.  This podcast started with J&K all the way, and by gosh, it takes two to tango when we talk about the games of yesterday, today and tomorrow.  Kevin welcomes back Joel, Joe, Joey Joe - however you want to refer to him, the result is the same. You always get a little bit of something something.  J&K talk about Fortnite Chapter 2, Call of Duty, Realm Royale and a whole slew of other games on the radar for 2020. And you could say Kevin even goes on a "Tangent"...
October 25, 2019
Episode 72 - LS5 & Streamer Mafia's Thee_Godfather In Studio
Episode 72 was originally recorded on the Backlog's Twitch Channel "" but the quality of the audio wasn't sufficient for export to our audio only audience. This episode is a rehash of TwitchCon 2019 in San Diego as well as an In Studio appearance of Caleb George, known as Thee_Godfather - a streamer of the week in LS5 and owner of his own community, the "Stream Mafia". You can find Godfather's information by going to and looking at the panels below his stream window.   Enjoy the show. Follow the Backlog.
October 15, 2019
Episode 71 - Buddy from the MMA Marks Podcast in Studio
LIke MMA? How about UFC3 the video game? How about one funny bastard?  You get all three when you listen to Episode 71 of the Backlog Podcast.  Buddy is my real life cousin, and it's awesome to have him on the show. Show him some love - listen to the episode, sub to their podcast and rate this thing on any app you can! You can find all the links you need for Buddy right here: His co-host and my other cousin Ricky is on Twitch as well:
September 20, 2019
Episode 70 - Ridikyool - Shooting for the Stars - STARLIGHT FOUNDATION Donation Stream
Episode 70 is a special one... for the Kids!  This episode is dedicated to the Starlight Foundation, focusing on giving to those children in need.  Sick kids need to have fun  too, and Ridi is doing his part and raising money for the foundation in hopes to brighten some kids lives.  Ridikyool is a member of the LS5 community and we are very proud to have him represent us in this journey! Ridikyool's donation link for the STARLIGHT FOUNDATION can be found here: Remember to follow Ridikyool on Twitch at: Want to join LS5?  Click Here: 
September 12, 2019
Episode 69 - Tackling the Backlog
Episode 69 brings us Justin Mikolyski ( who joins us for another episode of The Backlog Podcast.  Justin brings great gaming energy from outside the BR / Multiplayer realm, switching the conversation up a bit with other games.  At the halfway point, we get into Segment 2 where Kevin talks some gaming news, new releases, and gives his opinion on a few games he's been asked to play and cover: Wreckfest, We Happy Few, Marble It Up, and Overwhelm.  Enjoy the show! The Backlog Podcast is the official Podcast of the LS5 / LeakySquad community. Join us on Discord: Visit us on Reddit: See all our Social Media at
September 1, 2019
Episode 68 - Whole Lotta Somethin Somethin
Shout out to Sniper Joe, who once again joined us for an epic episode hosted live on Twitch.  ( - the dynamic duo were back together again, talking about what has been happening over the past few weeks - discussing the progress of the LS5 / LeakySquad community, and just getting back to the good ol' grind of talking Video Games.  Check it out, you wont wanna miss it.  Join us live each week by following our Twitch Channel!
August 21, 2019
Episode 67 - Lets Go LS5
  Episode 67 has a simple tone.  LS5, Leaky Squad, and Success.  The growth is on pace to surpass 1000 members by Sept 1, and our team is stronger than ever.   This episode recaps all the details as well as brings it home with gaming news such as No Man's Sky VR and more. Stay tuned and enjoy!  
August 16, 2019
Episode 66 - Meet 2 of the original 5 founders of the LeakySquad (LS5) community
With the Backlog Podcast becoming the official podcast of the LS5 community, it was fitting to bring on two of the founding members, Wiley (Nate) and Aciid (Colton), to talk about their gaming backgrounds and the foundation of LeakySquad.  Both Nate and Colton share plenty of details and get into some Gaming News discussion - which was held LIVE on - be sure to follow the channel for up to date and live notifications. You can even support us by subscribing, donating, or just participating in the chat! Thanks for listening - enjoy the show!
August 2, 2019
Episode 65 - Twitch Affiliate ReaperOfHugs42 is Going for Partner
Over the last few weeks and months, Brian Haynes has been making the difficult push to become a Twitch Partner. To accomplish this goal, Brian (known as ReaperOfHugs42 in the Twitch World) has built a community that relies on each-other - and he focuses on building others while building himself.  He's a very giving person - working full time as a Fireman and EMT, he also holds charity streams,  as well as raffles and give-a-ways for his audience.  You may be wondering what Twitch is... well, it's a platform on the Internet for people to broadcast just about anything. They can play video games, cook in their kitchen, or even go live from a concert - and you can pull it up just like you would Netflix.  It's a phenomenon that hasn't yet hit critical mass, so streamers like Brian are paving the way for the next generation of Twitch stars.   You can help Brian on his push for Partner by visiting or by finding him on social media at the handle @reaperofhugs42 - feel free to use #reaperforpartner to help let Twitch know he isn't stopping until he gets it.  This is a great episode - enjoy.
July 24, 2019
Episode 64 - Music and Video Games with DJ Adam
In this episode, Kevin has guest DJ Adam, a lifelong friend and live music  expert- Adam has been to over 2,000 live concerts ranging from Abba to ZZ Top. He can remember many of the events, and has seen both Cheap Trick and Kiss over 100 times.  He's an awesome and interesting guy, and I am honored to have him on the Podcast.   We've been streaming live on Twitch so make sure you come by for live content, Adobe CC editing (Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects and Premiere) Video Games, Podcasts and more.
July 16, 2019
Episode 63 - Season 2 Begins
Season 2 Begins with Episode 63 of the Backlog Podcast. Your host, Kevin Lane, starts the new season right with Johnny Ryan Weaver, known as IcyChiller, an E-Sports Tournament Specialist and former Competitive Halo player. IcyChiller brings his many years of E-Sports experience to the Podcast detailing experiences both in front of and behind the game.   In addition, Kevin reminds everyone of the Fortnite World Cup (July 26th - 28th), TwitchCon (Sept 27th - 29th) - booked and ready, Apex Season 2, EA Access, Beat Saber, Google Stadia, Twitch Streaming and so much more. Join in on the fun. Watch us live on Twitch @ http://Twitch.Tv/thebacklogpod
July 8, 2019
Episode 62 - Season One Wrap Up
It's been a wild first year - and in Episode 62 Kevin jumps into another Solo Mission - this time in a more permanent manner.  Joel has decided to focus more on his streaming activities, but he's left the Podcast in good hands. After a growing and successful first year, Kevin recaps some major events including the creation of The Backlog Network, a Discord Server dedicated to helping other content creators collaborate and work together.   Follow and hit the Notification button to get notified when The Backlog goes live - that way you can participate and be part of the Podcast action.  Remember, you can Easily leave us a message and we may use it on the Podcast -->   Thanks for an awesome first year - and lets gear up and get ready for Season 2.
July 3, 2019
Episode 61 - Pro COD player Johnathan “Unruly” Walker joins us
Up and coming pro COD player Johnathan “Unruly” Walker joins us on The Backlog Live - Remember, you can Easily leave us a message and we may use it on the Podcast -->  Right now we have a contest going on - leave us a funny message or soundbyte and you could win a code for BoxVR or $10 gift card to a store of your choice! Rogue Energy Drinks:  Use Code: _Unruly_
June 22, 2019
Episode 60 - Add Another One to the Backlog
 Leave us a message - you could win a Gift Card or copy of BoxVR for PSVR. Watch this Episode as it was broadcasted "Live" on YouTube - see all four of our faces! - Click Here With another Landmark Episode in the books, The Dynamic Duo becomes a Squad in Episode 60 of the Backlog Podcast.  First off, making his presence known quickly, Alex "ReaBayBay" Rea bought some equipment and made the commitment.  He has agreed to Join J&K All the Way on a regular basis, providing additional insight as a "Gamer Dad" and lifelong gamer, and the Resogun World Champion.  He's funny, he's witty, and by golly we've added him to our Backlog. Our special guest of the evening, KushyNugs, comes to us from the great state of Florida where he and his brother LeakyCrawfish run  the "LeakySquad" - a growing community of like-minded gamers working together to promote each-other.  So far its worked and the brothers have made a statement on games like Apex Legends, Overwatch and Counter Strike.  All their information is below - and this won't be the last time you hear from the LeakySquad on the Backlog Podcast. We aim to get others on, and Kush back again to talk about the community and grow together. Find the LeakySquad Discord: Twitter: Find Justin AKA KushyNugs Find Leaky Gmail - Instagram - LeakyCrawfish Twitter - CrawfishLeaky ---------------------------------------------------------- THANKS FOR WATCHING!! ---------------------------------------------------------- Website Podcast Instagram Twitter YouTube Twitch ---------------------------------------------------------- Don't forget to check out our e-sports gaming team: Team EMAR Gaming ---------------------------------------------------------- Don't forget to check out my cousin's MMA Podcast MMA Marks (and follow them on Instagram & Twitter @mma_marks) ----------------------------------------------------------
June 18, 2019
Episode 59 - Joe's Birthday Bash at Sea World & Box VR Giveaway
What it do, what it ain't, what it could be, Yeah!   !!!Giveaway Alert!!! - Leave us a Voicemail via Anchor (The link below in the show notes) or by visiting:  Joe and Kevin will pick the 2 best soundbytes- so leave a Yeah Yeah or a Little Bit of Sumptin Sumptin (or your own soundbyte if ya want) and you could win a Digital Code for BoxVR - the new  Fitness Game for the Playstation VR.  Second place will receive a $10 gift code to the Game Shop of your choosing! ----- In this episode of The Backlog, Joe turns 34 and goes on Vacation... to Kevin's house!  Leaving behind the cornfields of Kentucky for the Lizards of Florida, J&K had a chance to enjoy some much needed vacation time with the fam!  We also had a chance to talk shop and start prepping of Year/Season 2 of The Backlog - coming up in July.  Due to time constraints, we recorded this episode in the Dolphin Exhibit at Sea World Orlando on a Tascam DR-40 and it sounded much better than we had anticipated.  We talk Liverpool, Old Town Road, E3, Google Stadia, and a whole lot more - it's a lot of fun, so check it out.  
June 12, 2019
Episode 58 - We'll Do It Live
Episode 58 is a landmark episode for Joe and Kevin as they embark on a new era of The Backlog Podcast.  Live Video.  Streamed on Twitch, YouTube, Facebook and Mixer, the duo handled questions from the live audience while talking about all sorts of topics like Game Reviews & The Partisan Spy, the new Call of Duty, PSVR and our friends over at PlayPSVR, The Leaky Squad, and even Resogun.   Don't forget - every Follow, Like, Subscription and Review helps us out. Use the links below to follow us on all our Social Media. You can catch the live action of this Podcast on our YouTube -  ---------------------------------------------------------- Website ---------------------------------------------------------- Twitch Twitter Facebook Instagram Podcast ---------------------------------------------------------- THANKS FOR LISTENING!! ---------------------------------------------------------- Don't forget to check out our e-sports gaming team: "Team EMAR Gaming" ---------------------------------------------------------- Don't forget to check out Kevin's cousin's MMA Podcast "MMA Marks" (Instagram/Twitter @mma_marks) ----------------------------------------------------------
June 3, 2019
Episode 57 - 2LoudTX from The Fortnite Podcast joins The Backlog
This is an episode Kevin has been waiting for for some time.  We finally caught up with Troy Tuttle - Co-Host of The Fortnite Podcast (the worlds #1 Podcast for the worlds #1 game Fortnite)  Troy has a great story, and the two talk about the journey, the concept of E-Sports as a job, Casting/Announcing major events, and being a gamer dad in this generation.  There's plenty to dive into, so don't miss this one - Troy is an awesome guest and we hope to see him back on The Backlog again in the future. Be on the look out for their Patreon links as well where you'll be able to support them in their journey to provide the best Fortnite Content  out there. Twitter: FortnitePodcast / 2LoudTX / MonsterDFace Instagram: 2LoudTX / MonsterDFace_
May 27, 2019
Episode 56 - A Game of Thrones Finale Roundtable
The Finale of Game of Thrones aired this past Sunday, resulting in a mixture of emotions and opinions across the Internet.  With more than 50% left unsatisfied with the direction of Season 8, and the impact Game of Thrones has on everybody's Backlogs, we felt it was appropriate to give the show a proper sendoff.  Jerry Beharry returns to provide insight as a non-book reader, while Kevin's brother-in-law Frank Seitz and brother Jeremy Lane provide deep insight as "multiple time book readers".  Kevin hosts the show, navigating between different topics such as the controversy behind Season 8's pacing and the  writers moving to Disney to work on 3 Star Wars films.   If you watched Game of Thrones, you wont want to miss this wrap up from a group of fans with different takes on the topic.  Enjoy.
May 21, 2019
Episode 55 - Use Code Backlog
In Episode 55, Joe and Kevin get right into it talking about last week's awesome acquisition of The Partisan Spy, a phenomenal game review writer now posting on  (check his reviews out here).   They also are super excited to announce they are now paired up with a Fortnite Support a Creator Code (USE CODE BACKLOG in the FORTNITE ITEM SHOP) Joe's still sniping in Blackout - check out his YouTube here We talk PokemonGo and the possibility of a deeper dive in a future episode Console still needs better custom controls and we talk about an idea posted online (see the Reddit Post here) FitXR offers a giveaway code for their new game BoxVR (see it here) We talk partnerships And Kevin finishes it off telling us about his night at the Dan Band concert. Don't know who the Dan Band is? You probably do and just don't know it.  Check check them out here. Lastly, you can leave us a voicemail that could be used in a future episode as a soundbyte.  Check the show notes in your Podcast App or visit to record your clip today!
May 20, 2019
Episode 54 - We Have Obtained a Spy
This is a unique episode, but we think you're going to have fun with this one.  We have obtained a Spy. The Partisan Spy to be exact.  We know nothing about him other than that he doesn't want to be known, and he wants to revolutionize the Game Review space.  He's well on his way and we're here to help him as we have joined forces to give him a platform.  In this episode, Kevin and Joe try to get as much out of the Spy as they can as they learn with the Audience just what he's all about. Headphone Alert - the Spy's got a Voice Changer! Check out The Partisan Spy's game reviews by visiting:
May 15, 2019
Episode 53 - World War Z and its Lack of Fluidity
Episode 53 has dropped and Joe and Kevin have played enough of the multi-player mode to provide sufficient feedback. If you're hinging on buying this game for the multiplayer aspect, take a listen to help make a decision.  Joe also goes into detail about new updates for Borderlands 3 - along with a few other topics.  Take a listen, the Backlog Podcast is here.   Be sure to check out our YouTube, Instagram or Twitter @thebacklogpod - we're dropping reviews, unboxings and Instant Take videos that you'll be sure to enjoy! Hi Podcoin!
May 6, 2019
Episode 52 - We are now The Backlog Podcast
In Episode 52, Joe and Kevin talk about the re-branding of The Backlog Exposed Podcast - now primarily known as "The Backlog Podcast".  They also get deep into the newly released World War Z and Joe provides a No Spoiler review of Avengers: End Game.  The podcast is packed with info and updates as well as great conversation. Stick around for the news, hang out for the laughs, and leave wanting more. That's how we do it on the Backlog Podcast.
April 30, 2019
Episode 51 - The WWE Backlog Experience
Every once in a while we like to dedicate entire episodes of the Backlog Podcast to other topics important to us and our listeners - so Episode 51 is dedicated to the newest Tag Team on Monday Night RAW, the Viking Raiders - otherwise known as The Viking Experience - otherwise known as The War Raiders - otherwise known as War Machine. After Hanson and Rowe, current NXT Tag Team Champions,  arrived on RAW, fans were stunned to find out Vince McMahon changed their name at the last instant - first calling them the Berzerkers (ala the Jobber from years ago), and then settling on The Viking Experience - Ivar and Erick.  As someone who knows Todd (Hanson/Ivar) personally, this was a shock. The resulting meme and exposure turned into something more, and just before Raw on 4/22, their names changed again.  All we know is that their name doesn't matter - the job they do in the ring does.  Sorry for the delay, but enjoy this take on the name change and what's in store for the Viking Raiders.
April 23, 2019
Episode 50 - And the Beat Goes On
There isn't much to say, other than Thank You.  50 Episodes in and we're just getting started.  Joe and Kevin tackle the status of the Podcast, think back to some fond memories over the past 50 episodes, and talk about some things to come.  Also, it wouldn't be a good reminiscing of old Backlog  Podcast episodes without a few audio glitches in the mix.  Sorry for Kevin's feed, there was some rabbits chewing his microphone cable.  It'll be fixed next episode!
April 19, 2019
Episode 49 - So Much News
In Episode 49, the boys are back together and they are excited.  One more episode until that big 50 mark.  Kevin hits Joel with some quickfire - discussing a wide range of topics from the latest Video Game and VR news like No Man's Sky VR coming this Summer, to WrestleMania and NXT TakeOver NY.  It's always good when you get nearly an hour and a half with Kevin and Joel going back and forth giving their opinions on gaming headsets, next generation consoles and controllers, Game of Thrones final Season, the Shazam and Captain Marvel movies, and a boat-load more.  Take some time and listen to it all - and then you'll be caught up with what's happening. Visit our Website: Get all our social links here:
April 12, 2019
Episode 48 - Update and Recap
Kevin talks about updates and recaps what is to come for the next few episodes of the Backlog Exposed.  Lots have happened recently, but with Kevin sidelined, we haven't gotten to all the news.  This touches on what is important and we'll be gearing up and getting ready with both Kevin and Joe in the coming days.
April 7, 2019
Episode 47 - Did Someone Finally Say Borderlands 3?
Episode 47 is a landmark episode.  It represents the number of times Joe or Kevin have uploaded a podcast for our growing fanbase, but it also represents a number that is near and dear to Joe's heart.  I have no idea why, but its one of his favorite numbers, so Kevin let him take this one alone.  While Kevin recuperates from Carpal and Cubital Tunnel surgery, Joe runs down the details on one of the most important announcements of 2019.  Borderlands 3 is upon us - and if you've listened to the show at least once you know Borderlands 2 is Joe's favorite game.   Side Note: While this is a quick and dirty Solo-Joe special, we'll be back at together soon to discuss all the new Battle Royale news, along with Battlefield V's Firestorm. We'll be back to discuss the news on PS5 and the next XBox One, as well as the concerns around Google's newly announced virtual gaming system.  For now, feast your ears on this delicious taste of awesome and hear Joe out as to what is coming in BL3. Get it.
March 31, 2019
Episode 46 - Firestorm Enters the Battle "Royale"
In this Episode J&K get to business talking the latest news in gaming such as rumors abound on Google's potential jump into the Console market, Ninja getting paid a Million Buckarooos to play Apex Legends for a day, and the upcoming release of Battlefield V's "Firestorm" Battle Royale game mode dropping 3/27.  As an added bonus, we dive deep into the mind of me and not you... no, wait, not me - Joel.  We jump into his mind and pick him apart, dissecting his deepest secrets for your listening pleasure.  Get to know more about me and not you... well, never mind - you get the point.  Episode 46 is a good one.  
March 18, 2019
Episode 45 - A Solo Mission for Kevin
Episode 45 starts off with a bang - it's 3/11 and we're getting ready for St. Paddys day.  Kevin is on a solo mission bringing you the latest news in Todd (Hanson of the War Raiders from NXT), the latest news in Gaming, and the latest news in the saga of wrist pain.  Get your Carpal Tunnel in check and tune in because this one's all elbows and wrists.  Whatever the hell that means.   
March 12, 2019
Episode 44 - The Return of Awesome
What other way is there but J and K... all the way?  There isn't - and in this episode of the Backlog Exposed, the dynamic duo return after a week off due to moving, illness and lots of craziness going on.  What have they been playing? What's on the horizon? Should you love thy neighbor?  There's so much to get into - so jump right in and get yourself exposed to Episode 44. The Return of Awesome.
March 5, 2019
Episode 43 - Far Cry: New Dawn, Shooters, Loot Drops, Streaming and Carpal Tunnel
 In this episode, Joe discusses Far Cry: New Dawn in detail while Kevin expands a bit on his Carpal Tunnel issues he discussed a few days ago.  In addition, the guys continue the conversation on Fortnite, Blackout and Apex Legends - Loot Crates in Paid Games, Cross Play, and if you could believe it, they get into even more shenanigans... (I love that place).  So check it out and let us know how ya feel - Tweet @thebacklogpod to say hello. And don't forget to listen to Joe's new hit single "I gotta pee" - featured at the end of the podcast.  
February 21, 2019
Episode 42 - Solo Joe talks Apex Legends, Fortnite and Blackout
It's the moment you've all been waiting for - Joe goes Solo in this Valentines day spectacular.  While Kevin gruelingly struggles to complete his move, Joe carries the team and warms your heart with some Apex Legends, Fortnite and Blackout chatter in this quick episode of the Backlog Exposed.
February 14, 2019
Episode 41 - Apex Legends Released
 In this Episode, Joel and Kevin talk about whats new in Blackout and Kevin hosts a segment with guest of the show Justin to discuss the newly and abruptly released Apex Legends, which has taken the streaming world by storm.  Enjoy the episode - it rocks the socks and buts butts. 
February 8, 2019
Episode 40 - SuperBowl Weekend
In Episode 40 of the Backlog Exposed, Kevin talks about the upcoming Rams vs Pats SuperBowl and chooses not to offer any predictions.  Listen to find out why!  Kevin also gets into gaming news and talks about the new WWE NXT Tag Team Champions the War Raiders.
February 2, 2019
Episode 39 - Little Bit of Somethin Somethin
In this ridiculously incredible episode of the Backlog Exposed, Kevin returns from Vegas to tell some tales, Joe talks Call of Duty Blackout, Kevin talks Fortnite, and they both talk about the potential future of Team EMAR Gaming.  Who is Netflix's new biggest competitor?  What games are Kevin and Joe interested in the next few weeks?  Who is Joe and Kevin rooting for in the Superbowl?  I'm not gonna tell you here. Listen to find out! Do it.
January 25, 2019
Episode 38 - Vegas Roundtable
In this episode of the Backlog Exposed, Kevin hosts return guest Jerry and newfound friend David as they overlook the mountains and casinos of Las Vegas, NV.  We talk about VR (All 3 of us have the PSVR) and what we expect in the next generation of consoles.   This roundtable was recorded on a square table without all the studio equipment, but we do what we gotta do to deliver the goods.  Enjoy this special vacation episode and let it hold you over until next time.
January 16, 2019
Episode 37 - 2019's Top Games - Blackout vs Fortnite
Kevin and Joe are back together in 2019 to bring you top gaming discussion between the Streaming Platform Dominating Fortnite and the High Quality Gameplay of Blackout.  We get into why Blackout may be falling behind and what we love about it as well as talk Team EMAR Gaming's YouTube and Twitch streams.  Oh, and we also talk about getting our wives to dance! Check it out in this week's episode of the Backlog Exposed!
January 9, 2019
Episode 36 - New Year, Same Backlog (fixed)
Fixed the Audio from our last posting:In our first episode of 2019, Kevin welcomes an old friend Justin to the Podcast to talk about the state of gaming going into 2019. In true Backlog fashion, Justin goes into detail about his relentless mission to progress in Bloodborne. We also talk about Battle Royale's and Podcasters and Justin's best friend Todd, better known as Hanson in WWE's NXT. All that and more in this great episode of the Backlog Exposed.
January 8, 2019
Episode 35 - 2018 In Review
In the first episode of 2019, Kevin talks about 2018 in review for the Backlog Exposed.   Special thanks to:  RoccoW - the man behind the music TribeToy / Bow to Blood Illion / Preta: Vendetta Rising Alex and Adam of / PlayPSVR the Podcast Danthol from the defunct PSVRLife Podcast Tom “CalzoneOP” Jason Edens JT Langone Andy Walton (also helped with the website) Darrin Cummings Alex from PlayPSVR the Podcast Tetris Master Jeremy Lane MMA Marks Hosts Ricky and Buddy Jerry Beharry My son’s Wesley and Jagger and Joe’s kids Kaleb and Kaley My wife Crystal and Joe’s wife LeAnn  and Last but not Least - Joe “Sgt Sniper” Ruble - Me and Not You.
January 3, 2019
Episode 34 - The NFL Backlog Exposed
In this mid-week episode of the Backlog Exposed, Kevin hosts his friend and football guru Jerry to the podcast to discuss the current outlook of the NFL Playoffs with just 2 weeks left to go.  They also discuss the heat the Patriots get from across the league and how success tends to bring hate from abroad - which isn't necessarily a bad thing.  By the end of the Podcast, the two get deep into the newly announced XFL Revamp by Vince McMahon - going over teams, updated rule-sets, and if this has any sort of sustainability.  This is a great episode to jump in and get started with the Backlog.   Just a note - episodes recorded in the first half of the week are our primary Video Game podcasts & midweek episodes can be an array of topics that will still probably interest the majority of our audience.
December 23, 2018
Episode 33 - What Has Fortnite Done Now
In this Episode, Joe has some Internet connection issues because of his small town Kentucky life so Kevin helps keep it moving and centers the conversation around Fortnite's most recent blunder. The Infinity Blade and Airplanes.
December 18, 2018
Episode 32 - Marking out on UFC and WWE with Jason and the co-hosts of MMA Marks
In this special mid-week episode, Kevin welcomes back Jason, as well as the co-hosts of the hot new MMA Podcast "MMA Marks" - Ricky and Buddy - to discuss UFC, WWE and Video Games. The Backlog is more than just games - its sports, entertainment and so much more. Sit back and relax - this is a good one.
December 14, 2018
Episode 31 - The Bowie Knife Massacre
In this episode, Kevin and Joe talk about the key elements of the Backlog Exposed - get into some serious Blackout talk including the potential for map changes in the near future - Fortnite Season 7 including Planes and Map Changes - and a whole lot more. Oh, yeah - and Joe put down his Sniper Rifle for a Bowie Knife. Check out how that went in this Episode of the Backlog Exposed.
December 11, 2018
Episode 30 - Getting Blacked Out on Red Dead
Let's get right down to it - this episode primarily discusses a few things. 1. Joe's getting bored of Red Dead Redemption. It doesn't drawn him in like these fast pace FPS games he's used to playing. 2. Joe's got Blackout on his mind. He's been playing a lot of it, and he loves it. 3. Kevin can't wait for Borderlands 2 VR - and he wants to get Joe's take on it since it doesn't include the Expansion Packs or Co-Op 4. Just Cause 4 is here - is it a day one buy? We're 30 episodes in - so jump in and get ready. This Backlog is about to be Exposed.
December 6, 2018
Episode 29 - Jason joins to talk all things Backlog - Part 2
Guest host Jason joins Kevin for a content filled multi-part mid-week episode of the Backlog Exposed. In Part 2, Jason and Kevin talk for over an hour and talk what's hot on the Video Game backlog. Didn't catch the first half of the cast with Jason? Check out Episode 28 to get your fill.
November 30, 2018
Episode 28 - Jason joins to talk all things Backlog - Part 1
Guest host Jason joins Kevin for a content filled multi-part mid-week episode of the Backlog Exposed. In Part 1, Jason and Kevin talk for over an hour and tackle the Sports Entertainment Backlog and get nostalgic on WWE/WWF chat with some MMA/UFC discussion mixed in. Not into wrestling and only want to hear about Video Games? That's fine - check out our next Episode with Part 2 to get your fill.
November 29, 2018
Episode 27 - The Return of Sgt Sniper
In Episode 27, Kevin welcomes back his Right Hand Man - the True Talent, The Dog to my Pony Show, The Juke and Move, The Ambassador of Awesomesauce, some call him Billy Joe, others say he's worth a Billion Rubles, he's my Partner in Crime and he's back to doing his time - the one and only Seargent Joel Sniper. After a nice and stuffing Thanksgiving Holiday, the boys are back at it like always - and this week they're talking about the 3 most important games in online shooters right now: Fortnite, Call of Duty Black Ops 4 and Battlefield 5. This episode brings you emotion, aggression, fortitude and professionalism. This episode is amazing.
November 26, 2018
Episode 26 - Big Guns Gaming Showdown
Battlefield 5 is out. Call of Duty Black Ops 4 is out. Fortnite Season 6 is in Full effect. Which games are peaking Kevin's interest as we head towards Thanksgiving? Has the Backlog increased? Where are all the Toxic Gamers these days? Who is Kittboga? This episode is packed full of Gaming News, Updates, Details and more as well as an in-depth look at Toxicity in multi-player gaming - and the Big Guns square off between Battlefield 5, COD and Fortnite. Who are the big winners? Spoiler Alert - The FANS!
November 19, 2018
Episode 25 - Black Friday Month is Upon Us
In this Episode, Kevin talks about upcoming Black Friday specials as well as a special interruption by his 4 year old son Wesley. He gets into some Sports and Entertainment - talking Football and UFC. For Video Games, you're going to hear more about Tetris Effect, Beat Saber, Black Ops 4, Fortnite Season 6 and its yawn mode, Battlefield 5, and so much more. Rest in Peace Stan Lee, thank you for all you've done in bringing Super Heroes to life. A very Special Thank you to all the Veterans out there listening as well.
November 14, 2018
Episode 24 - The Effect of Tetris - Sports and More w/ Special Guest "Tetris Master" Jeremy Lane
In this episode of The Backlog Exposed, Kevin welcomes co-host and brother Jeremy (former "Tetris Worlds" World Record holder )to the Podcast to talk Sports, Gaming and most importantly, Tetris. Jeremy brings the heat with NFL, .MLB and NBA discussion, embracing games and genres you love, and we get his take on Tetris Effect VR. Lots to listen to here in this awesome episode of the Backlog Exposed. Remember to like, subscribe and share. Hit us up on the Anchor app (on Android and iOS) and leave us a voicemail. Lastly, visit our website to get our Social Media links.
November 5, 2018
Episode 23 - World Series - Fortnite Fall Skirmish Finals - Upcoming Releases and More
In this episode, Kevin takes it solo while discussing an assortment if topics like the 2018 MLB World Champion Boston Red Sox, The Fortnite Fall Skirmish Finals, UFC, and what's to come for Video Games in the remainder of 2018 and early 2019. All that and more in the next episode of the Backlog Exposed - Solo Edition
October 29, 2018
Episode 22 - Joe should buy a PSVR and also Play Blackout with Kevin
In this episode, Kevin gladly welcomes back Joe to the Podcast and dives head first into thanking Darrin and Alex for filling in while he was out.  They get into talking about about Stunt Kite Masters VR (Sorry Adam), talk a whole lot about Fortnite and Call of Duty Black Ops 4 - the competitive nature between both games, the e-sports scene, what Fortnite is doing to keep up with the mega release of COD BOPS4, and lots more.  Then, Kevin wraps it up with a barrage of VR discussion, explaining to Joe exactly why he should be buying a PSVR this Black Friday.  With games like Astro Bot, Borderlands 2 VR, Tetris, Dreams, Ace Combat, Beat Saber, Deracine, Blood andTruth, Ghost Giant, Megalith, Vacation Simulator and Star Child on the way in the next few months, it is a no brainer. What are you WAITING FOR JOE?
October 23, 2018
Episode 21 - Alex from PlayPSVR Joins in on the Backlog Action
What do you get when you combine hosts from 2 different awesome Gaming Podcasts? You get Episode 21 of the Backlog Exposed. In this episode, Alex from and PlayPSVR the Podcast joins Kevin in discussing life as a Gamer Dad, current Backlog items, upcoming VR games like Tetris (Neither of us can wait for this one), Dreams and a whole lot more. Oh, and don't forget to go find Adam (Alex's co-host) on Twitter (@playpsvr) or Twitch (@playpsvr) and send him a scrotum. Yep, all that and more on this phenomenal episode of the Backlog Exposed.
October 19, 2018
The Backlog Exposed - Episode 20 - Keto? Movie Production? Where's the Video Games? Check Hour 2!
In this special "Episode 20" edition of the Backlog Exposed, Host Kevin and Special Guest and life-long friend Darrin talk old times, the Keto Diet, Darrin's life in Hollywood Movie Production and THEN we get into Video Games. Tetris, Call of Duty, a Detailed Explanation of Fortnite for those in the dark (like Darrin) as to what it is... Reviews of Operation Warcade and Preta: Vendetta Rising for Playstation VR, and so much more in this awesome 2 hour long episode of the Backlog Exposed.
October 16, 2018
Episode 19 - The Calm Before the Blackout
In this episode, Joe and Kevin talk about Spider Man DLC, Camping, UFC's latest Pay Per View with McGregor vs Khabib, Fortnite Season 6, Call of Duty Black Ops 4 and a whole lot more.
October 9, 2018
Episode 18 - Does Classic Cost Too Much?
In this episode, Joe and Kevin get into the PSOne Classic console - priced at $100, is that just too much? What does the future hold for "Classic Consoles"? Is Switch Online worth the price? They also get into Fortnite Season 6 and the major changes to controller based play. All that and much more in this hour plus episode of the Backlog Exposed!
October 1, 2018
Episode 17 - It's Review Day
In this Episode Kevin provides some long awaited reviews for the PSVR Game Bow to Blood from Developer TribeToy and Detroit: Become Human from the developer Quantic Dreams.
September 24, 2018
Episode 16 - Will Blackout Dethrone Fortnite?
In this episode of The Backlog Exposed, Joe and Kevin continue the discussion about Spider-Man on PS4, get deep into the Call of Duty Blackout Beta and discuss the possibility of Blackout Dethroning Fortnite as the number one game. We also get into Battlefield 5 and the new PSVR Game Bow to Blood. All that and more in this weeks hour plus episode of the Backlog Exposed!
September 20, 2018
Episode 15 - Random Roundtable
In this Episode, we get a crew together to discuss life as gaming dads. Joining us on the podcast is JT (aka Jed), Andy and Jason - where we discuss a mixed bag of things ranging from gaming to building PCs. Enjoy!
September 14, 2018
Episode 14 - Spider-Man Has Arrived!
In this Episode of The Backlog Exposed, Joe talks about his experience with the highly acclaimed Spider-Man for PS4. After a few hours of game-play, he's ready to tell you if you should buy it or pass. All that and much more for a quick weekend episode of The Backlog Exposed.
September 8, 2018
Episode 13 - Luck has nothing to do with it.
In this episode, Joe and Kevin discuss the long awaited Firewall: Zero Hour, Detroit: Become Human, Destiny 2, Fortnite, The Crew 1&2, King Oddball, Windows Mixed Reality and a boatload more! Join us as we dive into the Backlog.
September 3, 2018
Episode 12 - Top Games of 2018
In this episode, Joe and Kevin discuss the top games of 2018, dive into memory lane with the Sims, get into the details of Kevin's appearance on the PSVRlife podcast, and say our condolences to the victims of the senseless shooting in Jacksonville during the Madden 19 tournament. Donkey Kong, Jurassic Park Evolution, Swords of Ditto, God of War, Destiny 2, Electronauts, Tilted Kilt, Firewall Zero Hour and so much more!
August 28, 2018
Episode 11 - Will it be a September to Remember?
In this episode, Joe and Kevin discuss some of the games on the September 2018 release line-up, as well as VR Games Electronauts and Firewall Zero Hour. And given all the recent changes, we also share our feelings on if you should Pass on MoviePass. All this and plenty more on this week's edition of The Backlog Exposed.
August 24, 2018
Episode 10 - Interview with Twitch Streamer CalzoneOP
In this episode, Joe and Kevin talk with up and coming Twitch Streamer Tom, known as "CalzoneOP" ( Tom had a recent surge into the limelight and we wanted to hear his take on what went down and how he's adapted to all the recent changes. Please note that in this episode, there is some unfortunate audio quality speckled throughout that we were unable to work with - since we were unable to re-record the entire podcast, we've produced this episode for you and commit to ensuring future episodes do not suffer the same fate. Please enjoy the show regardless! Music Credit goes to the artist RoccoW. RoccoW makes 8-bit music using a Game Boy. Our intro is a song called Break a Leg You can find all RoccoW's music at
August 24, 2018
Episode 9 - Speed Runs, BLOPS, Fortnite, Resident Evil and Smoke Detectors
In this episode, Joe and Kevin talk about Black Ops 4 BETA weekend #2, Speed Runs on classic games, Fortnite updates, Resident Evil 7: Bio-hazard in VR, Smoke Detectors and a whole lot of other stuff. Get in here and enjoy it already! RIP Jim Neidhardt Music Credit goes to the artist RoccoW. RoccoW makes 8-bit music using a Game Boy. Our intro is a song called Break a Leg You can find all RoccoW's music at
August 24, 2018
Episode 8 - Crazy 8s Giveaway
In this episode Joe and Kevin Episode 8 on 08/08/2018. It's a special day, and time for our first give-a-way. Listen to the episode to find out how you can enter to win a $20 game card - and for the more hardcore listeners - listen to find out how to get a free game ($60.00 value or less). We also talk at length about skillsets, sports, and a slew of other fun stuff. We've got one heck of an hour for ya. Strap on your seat-belts - this episode is this episode is this episode is inception. Music Credit goes to the artist RoccoW. RoccoW makes 8-bit music using a Game Boy. Our intro is a song called Break a Leg You can find all RoccoW's music at
August 24, 2018
Episode 7 - Our Kids and Gaming / Black Ops 4 / All Time Faves
In this episode Joe and Kevin discuss how we got our kids into gaming, Call of Duty - Black Ops 4, Some of our All Time Favorite games, and much more! Sit back and relax. We've got a good hour for ya. This is the perfect podcast for guys with little time and lots of love for gaming, sports, entertainment and sports entertainment. Music Credit goes to the artist RoccoW. RoccoW makes 8-bit music using a Game Boy. Our intro is a song called Break a Leg You can find all RoccoW's music at
August 24, 2018
Episode 6 - The Future of Gaming
The perfect podcast for guys with little time and lots of love for gaming, sports, entertainment and sports entertainment. In this episode Joe and Kevin discuss the future of gaming, including what we expectations we have for our controllers in the next generation. Music Credit goes to the artist RoccoW. RoccoW makes 8-bit music using a Game Boy. Our intro is a song called Break a Leg, and this week's outro is called F* Sidechain Compression on Gameboy. You can find all RoccoW's music at
August 24, 2018
Episode 5 - Classic Console Comebacks
In this episode Joe and Kevin speak for a while about a few movies they've seen recently (Tag, Jurassic World 2 and Skyscraper) and then talk at length about Classic Console Gaming - which is hot topic lately for the gaming market. Joe and Kevin review the NES and SNES Classic consoles and also talk about the SEGA Genesis Classic Collection, a game that has found its way to PSVR.
August 24, 2018
Episode 4 - Back to the Regularly Scheduled Podcast
The perfect podcast for guys with little time and lots of love for gaming, sports, entertainment and sports entertainment. In this episode, we dive into old games, new games, release dates, things to watch out for, and get a recap on what the hell happened to Joe. Music Credit goes to RoccoW Intro: Break a Leg Outro: Accidental Skwugg The music used by RoccoW is licensed under a Attribution-ShareAlike License. ( This music was not modified.
August 24, 2018
The perfect podcast for guys with little time and lots of love for gaming, sports, entertainment and sports entertainment. Music Credit goes to RoccoW - Intro: Break a Leg The music used by RoccoW is licensed under a Attribution-ShareAlike License. ( This music was not modified.
August 24, 2018
Episode 2 - What Keeps Us Busy?
In this episode, Joe and Kevin discuss what keeps us busy including the types of games we like to play and what is currently on our plates. We discuss the Fortnite craze and how it's taken over our lives and force us to build an enormous backlog of games. We dive into PSVR and what it means to get "PSVR Legs". We also step away from games to discuss the TV Show "Alone". Stay tuned, we're just getting our feet wet while we iron out the kinks of audio editing, podcast formats, and everything else in between. Enjoy!
August 24, 2018
Episode 1 - Introductions
This is a re-recording of the introductory episode with Joe and Kevin - discussing a little bit of our gaming background and why we look forward to doing this podcast.
August 24, 2018
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