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The Cross Players are a group of British gaming fans, dedicated to making enjoyable content that doesn't take itself too seriously.
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CrossCast | Ep49: Metroid Dread & Matt's Fleshy Back
Lewis, Dan, Ben and Max give their spoiler-free thoughts on Metroid Dread and take a look back at EGX 2021 amongst all the other nonsense you've grown to endure.
01:39:32
October 18, 2021
CrossCast | Ep48: Bash Through it in a Couple of Sessions
Lewis and Dan managed to ditch Ben and Mark for the week and drafted in the Gamerscore whore (Gamerwhore?) Alex for this episode. For a chance to beat his Gamerscore with your very own Xbox Series S, take a look at our pinned tweet here and for TEN additional chances of winning, check out our revamped Patreon here and see which tier tickles your fancy.
01:30:38
October 4, 2021
Game Club | Review September 2021
What a month for Game Club! A steller line up of games meant that this was not going to be an easy task! Which one succeeded and which ones failed? find out now as Jason, Alex and Luke sat down to discuss Hellblade, Hades, Pikuniku and Poirtal 2 and chose a game of the month.  As mentioned on the podcast Game Club is ending and is being replaced with the Playlist. This podcast will be on a separate feed to the rest of the Cross Players podcast so PLEASE go and subscribe now so you don't miss any of the episodes. You can find it here: https://anchor.fm/tcpplaylist This will point you to a webpage that contains links to most of the major podcasting platforms that it is currently on or you can listen in with the Anchor player. There is an episode waiting for you there right now so don't delay, go subscribe now!!
01:33:41
October 1, 2021
Mario or Smario: Eat all the Fruits Edition
Are you ready for some trivia? I sure hope you are. Because that's what this is. Smark concocted a full-length version of our 'beloved' Mario or Smario segment and got a load of us together to compete for prizes on behalf of our Patreon supporters, as part of our year 2 celebrations. It's fun, it's very silly and it's definitely not one to play around your kids, or other people's kids. Don't forget, we're giving away an Xbox Series S (a brand new one, not the one Dan owned for 2 weeks). To have a chance of winning, take a look at our pinned tweet here and for TEN additional chances of winning, check out our revamped Patreon here and see which tier tickles your fancy.
01:17:31
September 29, 2021
CrossCast | Ep47: It's-a me, Chris Pratt
If you're reading this and have somehow missed that we're giving away an Xbox Series S, well, it's true. We're giving away an Xbox Series S. To have a chance of winning, take a look at our pinned tweet here and for TEN additional chances of winning, check out our revamped Patreon here and see which tier tickles your fancy. And what prompted this sudden wave of generosity? Well, we celebrated our 2nd year refresh at the weekend with a full night of streams, live recordings and general merriment, so this particular episode is slightly more alcohol-fuelled than usual. And if you think this episode is chaotic, wait until you hear the full-length Mario or Smario special hitting your feed later this week.
01:12:27
September 27, 2021
CrossCast | Ep46: Brian May's Semi
For legal purposes, we have been advised to clarify that the 'Brian May' referred to in this episode is a fictional character and in no way related to the poodle-haired, badger-shagging Queen guitarist, Brian May CBE. With that out of the way, you can expect to hear the usual mix of video game chat and unapologetic nonsense, with your hosts Lewis, Dan, Ben & Mark. We really appreciate you taking the time to listen to our nonsense, and we hope it brings some silly fun into your life. We've got a whole evening of fun lined up for Saturday 25th September, including some community gaming, lots of prizes and some cheeky twists to our usual format, so we hope you can join us at twitch.tv/thecrossplayers to help us celebrate our year 2 refresh!
01:58:53
September 23, 2021
CrossCast | Ep45: Threads of Saffron
Join Lewis, Dan, Ben and Mark as they talk about recent gaming news, the games they've been playing and their console histories, WITH HILARIOUS CONSEQUENCES!!! We really appreciate you taking the time to listen to our nonsense, and we hope it brings some silly fun into your life. We've got a whole evening of fun lined up for Saturday 25th September, including some community gaming, lots of prizes and some cheeky twists to our usual format, so we hope you can join us at twitch.tv/thecrossplayers to help us celebrate our year 2 revamp!
01:43:22
September 20, 2021
Game Club | Playlist October 2021
Welcome to the TCP's Gamepass Club, I mean Game Club Playlist for October! Lewis is going to need a clean pair of pants when he hears this one and for good reason as a certain past pick of his has finally made it to the Game Club. This month Jason is joined by his Cross Player team member Laurie and with him brings the Deputy Editor of Switch Player and Nintyfresh magazines Shaun Hughes. Which games made the club for October? listen now to find out.
01:34:21
September 17, 2021
CrossCast | Ep44: I Parent but I Don't Husband
Join Lewis, Dan, Ben and Alex as they offer their expert opinion on the hottest gaming news from several weeks ago. They also discuss what they were playing several weeks ago and experiment with a fun new segment that seemed like a good idea several weeks ago. This episode was recorded several weeks ago.
01:29:16
September 13, 2021
Game Club Review | August 2021
Some would say the games for this month were not the best, but there was still some corkers in there including one of the best games ever created and possibly the worst game in the history of TCP Game Club!  Patrick joins Jason & Alex to make his cross players debut and he starts his podcasting career with a memorable first appearance for various reasons. What were they? Only one way to find out!  The games discussed this month: Super Mario World The Ascent Gang Beats Sky: Children of the Light
01:32:24
September 2, 2021
CrossCast | Ep43: Sloppy Wet Wanky Boobs
Sometimes we indulge in quite poignant conversations on this podcast, picking apart our own insecurities and pondering life's big questions. Sometimes we search for deeper meaning in our gaming experiences and meditate on how the medium itself has brought us all together. Sometimes we shed a collective tear over the stories we share. And sometimes, we name an episode Sloppy Wet Wanky Boobs.
01:57:33
August 21, 2021
CrossCast | Ep42: A Wee Crow with a Lightsaber
Laurie slides into Dan's ample shoes (genitals first) and joins Lewis, Ben and Mark to discuss what they've been playing, news and much more besides. Don't forget! You can get an additional podcast every god damn week by joining our Patreon and gifting us a frankly laughable one pound a month.
01:40:36
August 17, 2021
Game Club Playlist | September 2021
September already!!! Soon enough we'll be ramming our hands up some turkeys and pulling some cheap Christmas crackers! This month Jason is joined by a special guest, John, who hosts his own podcast Gaming in the Wild. you can find his podcast here. Alex also joins the guys and the less said about that the better. Want to know why? then get listening!
01:38:45
August 12, 2021
CrossCast | Ep41: Grinly Smuggin & the Spicy Sky Raisins
I'll level with you - this episode was recorded a few weeks ago and I can barely remember what it was about. I know it had Lewis, Dan, Ben and Mark on it. There's talk of the Steam Deck, HD remasters we'd love to see and of course a big ol' game of Mario or Smario. I'd also wager the episode contains what arseholes like to call 'bantz' but there's only one way to be sure...
02:00:38
August 11, 2021
Game Club Review | July 2021
Jason, Lewis and Alex sit down and have a splendid chat all about the Game Club games of July. which one took home the coveted game of the month award and made its way onto the The Cross Players wall of fame? Listen in and find out now!
01:27:11
July 28, 2021
CrossCast | Ep40: Chewing The Cable
Join Lewis, Dan, Ben and Mark as they give their thoughts on the newly announced Steam Deck, chat about what they've picked up and played and recall their fondest summer gaming memories. They also squeeze in a cheeky game of Mario or Smario - why not play along at home by joining us live, every Thursday at 8pm (UK time) over at youtube.com/thecrossplayers
01:37:47
July 19, 2021
Game Club Playlist | August 2021
Will it be third time lucky for Jason or will it be his never ending torture to get a game chosen to enter the hallowed halls of the Game Club. Joining Jason on his quest is the ever lasting git that is Lewis and making his Game Club debut is one of our newest members of the Cross Players team Ryan! Find out what the boys pitched and chose for you to play in next months Game club...and don't forget to rub the bust on your way in please.
01:39:55
July 15, 2021
CrossCast | Ep39: The Prince of Smarkness Returns (OLED model)
Lock up your children! Or else, he will! Smark, the ghost of podcasts past, emerges from his crypt to strike fear into our mortal hearts, as well as discussing the Switch OLED model with Lewis, Dan and Ben. Now fetch me my Switch Island housecoat and begone, peasant!
01:47:10
July 14, 2021
CrossCast | Ep38: The One with Laurie & Luke
The fella that usually writes the silly episode titles and descriptions is off at the moment, so I've just named this episode 'The One with Laurie & Luke' and will be padding out this description with meaningless waffle based around that title. 'The One with Laurie & Luke' was, of course, inspired by the hit sitcom, Friends, in which six affluent white people take turns boning each other. Except Ross and Monica, not only because they are unattractive, but also because they are siblings and that sort of thing is only legal in certain parts of America. If you're from one of those parts of America, why don't you and your 12-fingered sister pop along to our Discord and say howdy?
01:35:13
July 13, 2021
Game Club Review | June 2021
There can only be one winner and Jason is joined by Lewis and our patron Alex to try and decide which game will be our game of the month for June 2021. The boys work their way through June's games, which were Ratchet & Clank (2016), FIFA 21, Spiritfarer and Starlink. But, before all that we tried to come up with the perfect physical game club and we devised a new Patreon goal podcast, The Croc Pod! 
01:47:52
July 5, 2021
CrossCast | Ep37: The Late Late E3 Ramble
Like a fine wine, some things are worth waiting for and this is no exception for our special E3 episode. Brew yourself up a nice cup of tea/coffee/Horlicks, get comfy in your favourite armchair and join Ethan & Jason on a relaxing journey through their top five moments of this year's E3 extravaganza with bonus tangents that will delight on all levels. If you agreed/disagreed or have other thoughts on anything you've heard or just want to chat games then head on over to our discord, where you will find other like minded people and if your really lucky Lewis will show of his pair off Crocs (his pride and joy!)
01:41:19
June 30, 2021
Game Club Playlist | July 2021
On this episode, and as is the way with Game Club hosts, we witness Jason's inevitable descent into megalomania, as he callously casts aside his usual co-hosts in favour of our Patreon supporters Lalena and Mark. One can only assume Jason plans to assert his dominance over these kind souls in a desperate bid to get his own picks onto July's Playlist. Will his evil plan be successful or will Lalena and Mark fight back and even save Jason from the path towards self-destruction and ultimate doom? Tune in to find out and have your say over on Discord.
01:39:57
June 19, 2021
E3 2021 | Xbox and Bethesda - Reactions
Dan and Ben were joined by Gary Gray and our old mucker Andrew to watch the Xbox and Bethesda E3 conference, and what a show it was. This is a brief summary of their thoughts, straight after it happened!
12:31
June 13, 2021
E3 2021 | Ubisoft Forward - Reactions
Bonus episode o'clock! Get ready for the hottest of hot takes because Ethan, Jason, Dan and Ben literally just watched the Ubisoft Forward E3 2021 presentation and here's what they thought. But what did YOU think, sexy sexy listener?
18:00
June 12, 2021
CrossCast | Ep36: Handing Off The Minotaur
It's E3 season and that can mean only one thing - every single gaming podcast needs to do a prediction show. Never ones to rock the boat, we've gone ahead and done just that, as Ethan plonks himself in the hot seat and stares deeply into his crystal ball alongside Dan, Ben and Nathan. What do you think of our predictions? Swing by Discord to let us know!
02:09:16
June 10, 2021
Game Club Review | May 2021
Gamer Jason rounds up a merry band of misfits to review our Game Club games of May 2021. Thanks to our lovely Patreon supporter Alex for joining us on this one. You too can be as cool as him by getting involved over on Discord or Patreon. Oh, did I mention Lewis and Ben are on this episode too? Nah I didn't. You know why? Because I hate them. There I said it.
01:22:06
June 5, 2021
CrossCast | Ep35: A Tramp in a Box with a Pop Filter
Join Lewis, Dan and Ben as they offer their uniquely gobshitey take on the latest gaming news and what they've been playing. To be part of the conversation, come on over to Discord and say "gloves up and stay buttery".
01:46:17
May 26, 2021
Game Club Playlist | June 2021
There's a new king of the Game Club castle, as Jason takes the hot seat to guide Ben & Dan to choose some suitable games for the Game Club in June! Dont forget to head over to thecrossplayers.com/discord to join in on the voting! 
01:29:13
May 19, 2021
CrossSection | Ori and the Will of the Wisps (Part 1)
With Ori and the Will of The Wisps being part of this month's Game Club (get involved over on Discord!) Ben had a chat about it with Perry from the excellent Talk Nintendo podcast. Being conscientious podcasters, they recorded that conversation and... this is it!
27:28
May 16, 2021
CrossCast | Ep34: Trophy or Dare?
Nate, Ethan and Laurie get together to pick apart a whole lot of gaming news and give their views on New Pokemon Snap, Returnal and NieR Replicant. They even make time to sneak in a fun little game of their own. Enjoy!
01:30:16
May 11, 2021
Game Club Review | April 2021
Tissues at the ready as Andrew, Max and Jason round up and review April's Game Club games. Want to get involved in Game Club? Of course you do, it's a nice way to have shared experiences with a very nice group of people, and Lewis. To join in the fun, come on over to Discord and say hi.
52:36
May 7, 2021
Pick Up and Play | Xbox Series S; Yakuza: Like a Dragon; OlliOlli: Switch Stance
Hello there, dear listeners! Kick back and relax as Lewis, Dan and Ben have a good, old-fashioned chat about gaming gubbins they've picked up and played, including but not limited to a console, a peripheral and a bunch of old games Lewis stole from his own mother. The bastard.
01:02:60
May 4, 2021
Pick Up and Play | Immortals Fenyx Rising; Concrete Genie; Bravely Default II
Oh hello there! Can you believe it’s been 10 days since our last episode? Feels like longer, doesn't it? Hey, you had a hair cut! Suits you. Really brings out your eyes. There's a lot of other stuff that's changed in the last 10 days. For example, we've changed our podcast hosting service so if you're reading this, that means it worked. We're also tinkering around with one or two new formats, and this episode is one such experiment. Basically, it's the Pick Up and Play section from CrossCast, expanded out, giving the team a little more time to nerd out about whatever has been tickling their fancy of late. With that in mind, join your hosts Nate and Laurie as they have their say on Immortals Fenyx Rising; Concrete Genie and Bravely Default II. Enjoy and hit us up on Twitter @TheCrossPlayers to throw some feedback our way about this format!
42:07
April 21, 2021
CrossCast | Ep33: A Buffet of Rich's
Dan, Lewis, Laurie and Ben get together to discuss a whole load of video game stuff in a style some critics have described as "pretty shite but at least they don't mention Prince Philip".
01:16:23
April 11, 2021
CrossCast | Ep32: Sam Webster, Bone Specialist
For this week's CrossCast, Ethan, Nate, Dan and Ben were joined by Sam Webster, producer of the Grindstone soundtrack, one of our favourite OSTs from last year. This episode was actually recorded a couple of weeks ago but was a real bastard to edit - we’ve done our best to make it as listenable as possible and hope you enjoy!
01:46:54
April 4, 2021
Game Club Review | March 2021
Another month down, another classic game added to our wall of fame. But what will it be? There's no way of knowing. It could be literally anything! ANYTHING!!! From this list of four games: Katana ZERO Overcooked 2 Celeste Titanfall 2 Listen in to find out what Lewis, Ethan and Ben decided, with a little help from the half-humans that support us over at patreon.com/thecrossplayers
01:13:01
April 1, 2021
The Sit Down | Ep2: Max Wright
In this episode, Dan gets to sit and chat with Max Wright about all things fashion, food, gaming, and even some project management.
01:46:51
March 28, 2021
CrossCast | Ep31: Dood, Where's My Zion?
Hello there! Nintendo Life's very own Zion joins Dan, Ben, Max and Lewis as they go over the latest news, their dream video game movies, and play another classic round of the family favourite 'What's in Yer Pockets'.
02:01:34
March 23, 2021
CrossCast | Ep30: Steamy Oil
This week we welcome Austin Voigt (Nintendo Life) onto the show, where we cover the latest gaming news, what we've been playing and our favourite first party exclusives! -------------------------------------------------------- Support The Cross Players on Patreon for exclusive content and community access: https://bit.ly/3dQ80RJ
01:35:00
March 20, 2021
Game Club Playlist | April 2021
Andrew, Steve and Max smoosh together their big old brains, add a sprinkling of gaming knowledge and a dash of humour, pop it in the oven for 1:10 and then serve up the delectable courses you'll be feasting on throughout April. Bon appetit! PS. I'm really hungry.
01:12:40
March 16, 2021
The Sit Down | Ep1: Ben Congalton
In this episode, Dan gets to sit and chat with Ben Congalton about all things music, family, gaming, and ambition.
01:28:34
March 13, 2021
CrossCast | Ep29: Feelgood Gems & Oxenfree
Switch Pro rumours! Feelgood hidden gems! A quiz segment we're all crap at! This episode has it all as Lewis, Dan and Ben are joined by the wonderful and *checks notes* extremely well hung Marvy aka @MrGameandTravel. Enjoy! -------------------------------------------------------- Support The Cross Players on Patreon for exclusive content and community access ► https://bit.ly/3dQ80RJ More from The Cross Players : Website ► https://bit.ly/3krg7Wm​ Twitter ► ​https://bit.ly/3uvRqMU Discord ► https://bit.ly/2MqpRDF Twitch ► https://bit.ly/2ZNQhST Spotify ► https://spoti.fi/3qZH8T6 ​
01:17:52
March 5, 2021
CrossCast | Ep28: Shovel Hands
Hullo there! On this week's show, Lewis, Dan and Ben are joined by Ethan as they make some wildly inaccurate State of Play predictions, chat about what they've bought/played and even find time for a cheeky game of 'What's in Your Pocket?'. A video version of this episode can be found on our YouTube channel, here: https://youtu.be/AST7qbLv_DI We'd really appreciate it if you could drop us a subscription and *checks notes* hit that notification bell so you know when we post new videos. Support The Cross Players on Patreon for exclusive content and community access ► https://bit.ly/3dQ80RJ More from The Cross Players: Website ► https://bit.ly/3krg7Wm Twitter ► https://bit.ly/3uvRqMU Discord ► https://bit.ly/2MqpRDF Twitch ► https://bit.ly/2ZNQhST Spotify ► https://spoti.fi/3qZH8T6
01:01:19
March 3, 2021
Game Club Review | February 2021
Join your old pals Andrew, Steve and Ben, as well as one or two 'mystery callers' as they review all of February's Game Club activity. What was your favourite? What are you looking forward to next month? Have you seen my keys? If you want to get involved in this month's Game Club (and we would LOVE you to) then pop along to thecrossplayers.com/discord and you will be welcomed with open arms.
01:20:56
March 2, 2021
CrossSection | Little Nightmares 2
Lewis and Ben recently played through Little Nightmares 2 and enjoyed their time with it so much that they decided to sit down for a nice chat and absolutely spoil the shit out of it. Seriously, this gets very spoilery so if you have any intention of playing the game, probably best to just listen to the first bit before they give a spoiler warning. But here we are warning you again. Spoilers! For everyone else, enjoy this episode and give Lewis @ThatDoctorFact and Ben @benjicong a shout on Twitter to share your thoughts on anything discussed herein.
01:09:16
February 25, 2021
CrossCast | Ep27: The Cross Switch Players Island
Dan, Lewis, Laurie and Ethan frolic in a veritable golden shower of Nintendo news as they pick apart the recent Direct, and much more besides.
01:06:36
February 21, 2021
Game Club Playlist | March 2021
Love Game Club? Wish you could eavesdrop on the arguments we have in order to decide which games get featured every single month? Well, you’re in luck my inquisitive friend, because that’s exactly what this episode is about. Listen in as Ethan, Lewis and Ben get down to some vocal mud wrestling to decide on the games we’ll all be playing next month. Disagree with our choices? Well fuck you! Just kidding - let us know over on Twitter @TheCrossPlayers or get involved with the voting over at patreon.com/thecrossplayers
01:31:44
February 12, 2021
CrossCast | Ep26: The Return of Ricardo Kiwami
Live music, laughter, tears, an audio-only show and tell, overpriced exercise bikes and the occasional mention of video games. This is the CrossCast, we are The Cross Players and you are magnificent. Thanks for listening.
01:15:21
February 9, 2021
Game Club | January 2021
As January comes to an end and we all breathe a collective 'thank fuck', here's another reason to be cheerful! Andrew and Steve are joined by two of our wonderful Patreon supporters, Mark and Seb, to discuss January's Game Club picks and look ahead to what's in store for February... We'd love you to get involved, so join in the chat over at thecrossplayers.com/discord and look for the Game Club channel.
01:21:50
January 31, 2021
CrossCast | Ep25: A Nice Little CozyCast
We made it to the big quarter century! CrossCast hits 25, meaning it's now old enough to drink in Delhi and too old for Max to find attractive. Speaking of Maxibon, he joins Lewis and Steve for this lovely little chatette of a podcast, so grab your hot water bottle, snuggle under your favourite blanky and enjoy.
01:23:53
January 28, 2021
CrossCast | Ep24: Virtua Fighter Invented Polygons
Lewis, Nate and Ben discuss all things gaming this week, including a nice little walk down memory lane, reminiscing about fighting games (and wrestling games) of yore. Thanks to everybody who sent in questions/feedback - we'd love to hear from you so hit us up on Twitter @TheCrossPlayers or come and join in the banter at thecrossplayers.com/discord
01:28:47
January 20, 2021
CrossCast | Ep23: New Year, Same Bin Chat
Lewis, Dan, Max and Ben get together to talk about their 2021 gaming resolutions and what they've been playing over the festive period. Feels like that was like 10 years ago, amirite? If you'd like to support us, you can do so from as little as $1 a month over at patreon.com/thecrossplayers
02:18:27
January 13, 2021
Game Club | December 2020
Another month comes to a close, and so does December's Game Club! Join Andrew, Lewis, Nate and Patreon patron Thylasos (AKA Seb) as they discuss Destiny 2, Hollow Knight, Lonely Mountains: Downhill and Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes Of An Elusive Age Definitive Edition. Which game will be added to our Wall Of Fame, and what games will we be playing in January 2021? Listen on to find out! If you want to get involved, join us on thecrossplayers.com/discord and/or patreon.com/thecrossplayers
01:53:38
December 31, 2020
CrossSection | Gaming And Mental Health
Hullo there! Firstly, we hope you're happy and healthy however you're spending Christmas day and the festive period. While many of our lovely listeners will be far too busy enjoying the festivities to listen to us lot, for anyone who isn't or who could use the company of some familiar voices, this special episode is for you. Recorded at the end of November as part of our Movember fundraising efforts, this one is a bit different as we open up about mental health and how games and the gaming community have played a role in each of our journeys. If that all sounds a bit serious for us, rest assured there are still inappropriate jokes peppered throughout. A heart-warming story here, a penis joke there, you get the idea. And hey, if you're at a loose end today, Andrew and Steve will be playing some games together so we invite you to get involved over on Discord - thecrossplayers.com/discord Enjoy your day and here's to a much less shitty new year! Big love, The Cross Players
01:29:27
December 25, 2020
CrossCast | Ep22: Cyberjunk
Rejoice! Christmas has come early! Here's our latest episode, featuring Dan, Laurie, Max and Ben getting into the true festive spirit by drinking beer, being mean to each other and saying things they'll regret. As an added treat, listen out for the exact point when Max secretly takes his trousers off during the episode. Oh and we've also had a rummage deep in the bottom of our stockings and pulled out a bonus episode that we'll be sharing with you tomorrow. Also, keep an eye out on thecrossplayers.com/discord tomorrow as Andrew and Steve are planning a Christmas day stream, which anyone is welcome to get involved in. No matter how you spend the day, we wish you all good health and happiness. Love, The Cross Players.
01:34:46
December 24, 2020
CrossCast | Ep21: Dr Noncington's Christmas Special
Hullo there! On this week's show, Andrew, Adam, Ben, Dan and Nate go through all the hot topics of the week, give a Game Club update and provide their verdict on some of the best gaming bargains you can grab in the run up to holiday season.
01:50:07
December 22, 2020
CrossCast | Ep20: The Big Bad Bumper GOTY 2020
Here it is, folks - the only game of the year awards that count. What will take home the big prize? What's everyone drinking? Who WON'T Dan upset? All these mysteries and more are solved in this very podcast. Let us know what you think of our award winners over on twitter @thecrossplayers or thecrossplayers.com/discord
02:34:13
December 13, 2020
CrossCast | Ep19: The Ghost of Ronald Reagan
Dan! Lewis! Ben! Researcher Steve! Names and faces you should all be familiar with by now. But *sniff sniff* what's that smell? New blood? Or has someone been hitting the brussel sprouts a couple of weeks early? That's right, putting the 'ethan' in 'mETHANe' it's... Ethan. Get it? Smell... methane... Ethan? Huh, huh? *sigh* There's a reason Lewis does the intros ok. Leave me alone.
01:44:04
December 8, 2020
Game Club | November 2020
Our third month of Game Club comes to a close, and it's fair to say it was somewhat slower than previous ones. Lessons have been learned. Andrew has had his performance review. Changes will be made. Having said that, November was hardly a slouch in terms of the caliber of games on offer, and as ever a decision was made about which of the chosen games (Hitman, Super Mario All Stars, Apex Legends or A Way Out) should be added to our Wall Of Fame. So join Andrew and Steve, along with commentators from the Twitch chat, as they discuss November and look forward to what we'll be playing in December.
01:25:56
December 1, 2020
CrossCast | Ep18: Persona 5 Royale with Cheese
Lewis, Laurie, Dan, Max and Ben are your hosts for what will go down as possibly our most chaotic episode yet. All in the name of charity though, and after what's been a bumper weekend of content we're very happy to say we've surpassed our Movember donations goal of £1000. So thank you, dear listener, for your amazing support for a great cause. Have a great week.
01:51:01
November 30, 2020
A Short Message from Lara Croft
A quick reminder to all of you wonderful listeners that we're about to embark on a whole weekend of content and silliness, all in the name of charity! We have a goal of £1000 that we'd love to hit over the weekend, so if you're able to contribute, well that'd be lovely, and you can do so here: https://movember.com/t/the-cross-players We'd love to get our whole community involved, setting us ridiculous challenges and spreading the word, so please tell your friends and keep in touch via Twitter and Twitch. We love you and thank you all! twitter.com/thecrossplayers twitch.tv/thecrossplayerslive PS. Yes, that really is the original voice of Lara Croft. Surreal.
00:12
November 27, 2020
CrossSection | Pikmin 3 Deluxe
Hello there intrepid explorers! Join Laurie and Nate as they blast off into our spoiler-free Pikmin 3 Deluxe CrossSection. Find out what it’s like to have a four year old co-op partner sabotaging your best efforts, and just how many of the poor Pikmin the guys carelessly sent to their deaths in the hunt for fruit. Let us know what you thought of the game and if you haven’t played it yet, grab the demo!
35:50
November 23, 2020
CrossCast | Ep17: The Patreon Cinematic Universe
Hullo there! For our big release week episode, Lewis and Ben are joined by Adam from Switch Indie Fix, who has been getting to grips with his sexy new Xbox Series S. Dan even shows up after a while to bless us with his majestic presence and to discuss the latest releases and everything we've been playing. We won't plug Patreon like we normally would at this point, but some of us are attempting to raise money for charity by growing creepy-guy moustaches. We're over halfway towards our team goal of £1000, and if you'd like to donate you can do so here: https://movember.com/t/the-cross-players That felt like a strangely sensible description this week, didn't it? Ballbags! There you go.
01:43:57
November 15, 2020
CrossSection | Watch Dogs: Legion
Wotcha. Get this Watch Dogs: Legion review in your lugholes sharpish. Andrew and Ben share their thoughts with Sean Capri and Ryan Turford from The Xbox Drive. Go give 'em a follow and tell 'em The Cross Players sent ya: https://twitter.com/thexboxdrive
44:28
November 14, 2020
CrossCast | Ep16: Do People Like Wombs?
Andrew! Dan! Max! Nathan! What happens when you put four knowledgeable, witty and handsome guys onto one podcast? We'll never know. Instead, here's Andrew, Dan, Max and Nathan. Video games!
01:50:52
November 9, 2020
CrossSection | Bloodborne
Good day, you plague-ridden rat! (that's a quote from the game, I'm not just being rude). Bloodborne was one of our Game Club games for October, and Steve & Ben have some things to say about it. They're joined by friends of the show David & Jordan from The Thirsty Mage podcast. Two of the nicest and most knowledgable fellows you're ever likely to encounter, so give them a cheeky follow @TheThirstyMage on Twitter. An extended version of this episode, minus the BAFTA nominated intro, is going out on The Thirsty Mage feed, so go drop those guys a sub if you're *ahem* thirsty for more. And as ever, if you'd like to support us, receive an exclusive podcast every week and have your say on future Game Club games, you can do so over at patreon.com/thecrossplayers
01:00:56
November 1, 2020
Game Club | October 2020
The first rule of Game Club is that Andrew will never buy Rocket League. Andrew, Dan and Ben are joined by our beloved Patreon supporter Jason to look back on our Game Club games from October 2020. Those games were Rocket League, Bloodborne, Super Metroid and Resident Evil 7. We debate which game is the pick of the bunch and also reveal which games we'll be playing in November. Come and get involved in Game Club and have your say over at https://thecrossplayers.com/discord
01:16:33
October 31, 2020
CrossCast | Ep15: Cloudy with a Chance of Cyberpunk
Dressed in their finest Halloween attire, (twitch.tv/thecrossplayerslive for evidence) Lewis, Dan, Nathan and Ben go to town on some meaty news, namely the Cyberpunk delay and the big old Nintendo Partner Showcase. They also talk about the games they've been playing and of course make time to poke fun at Patreon supporters. You too can have that honour by throwing as little as $1 a month at us, over at patreon.com/thecrossplayers, giving you access to weekly bonus content, regular giveaways and a whole lot more. Ok, a bit more.
01:47:37
October 30, 2020
CrossCast | Ep14: Steve's Meaty Loss
The chaps get round the digital table to talk all things gaming, including the news that Steve from Minecraft has lost his lovelength privileges in Super Smash Bros Ultimate.
01:34:05
October 27, 2020
CrossCast | Ep13: All Wrestlers are Sex Offenders
Unlucky for some, it's episode 13 of CrossCast. Released in October. Very close to Halloween. AND Lewis is back in the hosting chair... Oh no, we're all doomed! Joining Lewis in his triumphant return are Mike, Rich and Andrew, who discuss the latest news and what they've been playing in a longer-than-usual episode. So sit back, relax, and let that soft Scottish drawl overcome your senses. He'll drop your guard, and then before you know it you'll be just another of his victims... 'You're my wife now, Dave...'
01:54:33
October 21, 2020
CrossCast | Ep12: The Power to Make Daniel Radcliffe Defecate
Andrew, Steve, Mike, Dan and Ben are back, talking video games in a style that critics are calling 'vaguely amusing and rarely informative'. Occasionally I'll listen through these episodes before writing a description, but this one is about 30 minutes longer than usual and I'm not sure I can endure 2 hours of in-jokes and knob gags. Fair play to you if you can make it through the whole thing though. And heck, if you're still thirsty for more you can get an extra podcast every week by contributing as little as $1 per month at https://www.patreon.com/thecrossplayers I've also been told, by Andrew (who seems much nicer than the others - when I sprained my wrist back in July he even offered to bathe me!) that I should include the following links in these here show notes: Listen to Nathan's music: https://soundcloud.com/nathandelune/forgotten-woorlds-demo Listen to Dan's music: https://soundcloud.com/thecastrosuk/tracks Listen to Ben's music: https://delusionists.bandcamp.com/ Listen to Mike's music: I dunno, probably in an underpass.
02:07:50
October 12, 2020
CrossSection | Super Mario 3D All-Stars
Join Lewis and Laurie as they revisit their youth* and discuss the Super Mario 3D All-Stars collection on Switch. Will they be enjoying their time with the games? Will the cameras be causing them to wall jump in despair? And what’s Lewis got against motion controls? Tune in to find out! Stick around for the post show as Lewis regales us with his trip into Edinburgh to buy paint. Exciting! *Sadly, Laurie never actually experienced 'youth' as he was born with the mind of a 36 year old. He would often be found chastising other children for running too fast or laughing too loudly. But that's probably a story for a Patreon podcast... ...Speaking of which, please consider supporting us at patreon.com/thecrossplayers as it helps us to keep producing content like this in addition to our unmissable weekly show!
24:28
October 6, 2020
CrossCast | Ep11: It's Like Diablo For Virgins
This week, Mike, Ben, Laurie & Dan talk through the latest gaming news, whilst debating whether the storage space on the next generation of consoles could be a deal breaker. Enjoy! Join in with our Game Club over at -- thecrossplayers.com/discord
01:34:43
October 3, 2020
Game Club | September 2020
The first rule of Game Club is don't give Andrew any wine. Here's our inaugural Game Club review, where we sit down and pick through the 4 games our lovely community has been playing in the last month. Steve, Andrew and Ben are joined by our patron, friend and all-round sexpot Eamon, as they share their thoughts on PUBG, Battletoads, A Short Hike and Hotshot Racing. The more people who get involved in Game Club, the better and we'd love to hear your thoughts on October's games (revealed in this very podcast) so come join in the conversation at http://thecrossplayers.com/discord Patreon supporters even get to have their say on the games we play each month and get an exclusive pre-show podcast every week. I can think of worse ways to spend $1 a month, so why not sign up and get involved? http://patreon.com/thecrossplayers
01:19:59
September 30, 2020
CrossSection | Hades
Behold! Our mighty dissection of a game that is hot as hell at the moment; Hades from Supergiant Games. Ben takes a deep dive into the game alongside our friends Adam from the Switch Indie Fix podcast and Jeff from the Nindie Nation podcast. Follow those guys on Twitter at @switchindiefix and @nindienation and check out their podcasts for all your Nintendo Switch indie news and views. And hey, if you like what we do, please consider supporting us at patreon.com/thecrossplayers as it helps us to keep producing content like this in addition to our regular weekly show 😃
52:53
September 26, 2020
CrossCast | Ep10: Blowing Each Other & Taking Loads
Look, I'm just going to come right out and say it - Andrew made me name this episode 'Blowing Each Other & Taking Loads'. When I first took this job they told me it was a gaming podcast but the more I get to know them I'm starting to think there's something more sordid going on. So if you like video games and filth, please enjoy. And if you're a bonafide pervert please consider supporting at patreon.com/thecrossplayers Honestly, I don't know how much longer I can keep this up 👀
01:38:48
September 25, 2020
CrossCast | Ep09: Roast of Tsushima
Nathan, Laurie, Dan and Ben tackle the chonkiest news of the last week as we were blessed with showcases from both Sony and Nintendo. As well as unpacking all that and all the usual bollocks, Dan and Laurie were finally able to exchange their differing opinions on Ghost of Tsushima. You could cut the sexual tension with a knife.
01:43:39
September 21, 2020
CrossSection | The Last of Us Part II (Part 2)
SPOILER WARNING! Steve, Laurie and Andrew just couldn't shut up when they got together to discuss The Last of Us Part II, so here is part 2 of what is likely to end up being a trilogy of spoilercasts. I've never played TLOU2 so I have no intention of listening to this episode, which puts me in a weird position when writing this description. Like, I'd love to tell you how great it is, but that would be disingenuous. They're three of the smartest, most eloquent people I know but technically it could still be rubbish. Oh God, it could just be an hour of them slagging me off. Why do they hate me??? But I digress, this is APPARENTLY about The Last of Us Part II, so if that sounds good to you then please enjoy.
01:13:56
September 20, 2020
CrossCast | Ep08: Urbosa, Step On My Neck
Here's a podcast about video games presented by four guys from the UK (one might be Irish?). They find each other funny and seem to have developed a following based mainly on in-jokes and colourful language. I don't know much about video games or humour, but if you're into those kind of things you might like it. On this episode they talk about a new kind of Xbox (I've heard of those) and Super Mario who I have also heard of. Hey, maybe I should ask them if I can come on the show since I actually know about as much as them, if not more. Anywho, they told me to include a link to patreon.com/thecrossplayers where you can give them money in exchange for extra content and to be called a prick at the end of every episode. Jokes on them though, I don't pay them anything and they call me a prick every day. Suckers.
01:40:36
September 14, 2020
CrossSection | The Last of Us Part II (Part 1)
Join Steve, Laurie and Andrew as they traverse the world of The Last of Us Part II, in what is (confusingly) part one of this spoiler cast. This is a game that has commanded a lot of attention on the gaming scene, not just because it's a late-generation graphical powerhouse, but also because both its gratuitous violence and story choices made by the devs have caused a divide among fans. Listen as The Cross Players give their (sometimes) measured opinion on this pivotal release. There are spoilers aplenty for the first game from the outset, so be warned. However, if you want some opinions on the basics of TLOU2 then you're safe to listen up to the 23:30 mark before the real spolierific content commences.
01:20:57
September 6, 2020
CrossCast | Ep07: A Threesome & Piranha Plant 3DD
Nathan, Mike and Andrew get their gaming chat on in our weekly podcast about, like, video games and stuff. Look, truth is I haven't listened to the episode yet, they just asked me to upload it and write this description. If I had to guess I'd imagine they talk about Mario remaster rumours for the 7th week in a row, Mike probably says 'tits' a few times and Andrew whores out his book and\or his 14 other podcasts. Let's see shall we? Exciting!
01:40:22
September 3, 2020
CrossCast | Ep06: Barbequed Yoshi and a Tin of Chicken Korma
A right bunch of Crossers get together to discuss the wide and wonderful world of gaming. Your hosts for this episode are Nathan, Rich, Steve and Ben. Oh, and Laurie. #RememberTheColonel
01:30:24
August 27, 2020
CrossCast | Ep05: Ann Widdecombe Was In Watchdogs, Right?
Nintendo just held their ruddy great Indie World Direct, which gave us a lot of things to chat about - somehow bringing us onto Ann Widdecombe?! Anyway, we chat about Ann & a load of other games that the guys have been playing - enjoy! Join us live every Tuesday at 8:30pm UK time and get involved in the chat over at twitch.tv/thecrossplayerslive
01:19:23
August 21, 2020
CrossCast | Ep04: "I'm Halfway Through Edith Finch!"
Rich, Jason, Eamon, & Dan all chat through the latest gaming news, including the latest Switch sales, Animal Crossing Numbers, the leaked XBox Series S and much more! Join us live every Tuesday at 8:30pm UK time and get involved in the chat over at twitch.tv/thecrossplayerslive
01:28:33
August 16, 2020
CrossCast | Ep03: Ben's Twitter Blocking Spree
Ben, Rich, Laurie, Lewis, and Dan all try to record a sensible podcast whilst watching the latest State of Play. Now that we've gone cross-platform and all inclusive, we're even more keen to hear from YOU, so join us live every Tuesday at 8:30pm UK time and get involved in the chat over at twitch.tv/thecrossplayerslive
01:12:39
August 11, 2020
CrossCast | Ep02: Somebody Say Craig!
Lewis, Andrew, Ben and birthday boy Dan get together to discuss all things gaming, in their own borderline incompetent style. Join us live every Tuesday at 8:30pm UK time and get involved in the chat over at twitch.tv/thecrossplayerslive
01:27:08
July 30, 2020
CrossCast | Ep01: Different Name, Same Bin Chat
Lewis, Andrew, Dan and Rich welcome you to the dawn of a new era and our new flagship show, the CrossCast. Now that we've gone cross-platform and all inclusive, we're even more keen to hear from YOU, so join us live every Tuesday at 8:30pm UK time and get involved in the chat over at twitch.tv/thecrossplayerslive
01:09:51
July 29, 2020
The Switch Island Podcast | Ep56: Crossing The Divide
Join 9 absolute guys as they embark on an epic journey from the salty shores of The Switch Island, in search of new adventure in exotic lands. Will they survive long enough to hoist the CrossCast flag proudly atop this rickety old ship? Or will they succumb to madness and cannibalism? Let's hope not as 3 of them are vegan and thus provide barely any nutritional value. I'm alright though, I've hidden some beef jerky down my pants. Note to self: Don't play Sea of Thieves before writing these descriptions and don't buy the extra spicy beef jerky next time.
01:35:57
July 29, 2020
The Switch Island Podcast | Ep55: What Came Before Generation 4?
Join Lewis, Dan, Ben and Rich for all the usual goofs and gaffs as they debate which console generation beats all others. What do you think? Let us know over on Twitter @TheCrossPlayers PS. We left the Wii U off the artwork for this episode simply to annoy Andrew.
01:19:33
July 9, 2020
The Switch Island Podcast | Ep54: Most Wanted amiibo!
Hot on the heels of the latest Smash fighter being revealed alongside some brand new amiibo, Lewis, Dan, Andrew and Ben discuss which amiibo they'd like to see next. A few gremlins in the stream this time around, right from the intro music onwards but we did our best to make this one listenable. For the full, drop-out filled version you can head over to https://youtu.be/XaFt9P0LbvE to watch the whole thing back.
01:04:10
June 28, 2020
The Switch Island Podcast | Ep53: Billy Hatcher & The Puckered Ani
On this week's show, Lewis, Dan, Mike & Ben take a long, hard look at Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition, as well as Streets of Rage 4 and 51 Worldwide Clubhouse Classic Games. Or whatever it's called.
01:38:32
June 17, 2020
The Switch Island Podcast | Ep52: Don't Mess with The Wilsonite
Hullo there! In the absence of any meaty news, Lewis, Dan, Laurie and Ben get all misty-eyed and look back on the games they loved as kids. They also chat about the games they've been playing this week, including Trials of Mana, Hellblade, Moonlighter and Rocket League. We love interacting with you lovely folks during the show, so come join us live over at twitch.tv/theswitchisland every Tuesday at 8:30pm BST.
01:28:09
May 28, 2020
The Switch Island Podcast | Ep51: The 10 Sexiest Mario Characters
Join the Switch Island numpty boys as they discuss Paper Mario: The Origami King; the games they've been playing and have a cheeky round of Indie in a Bottle, to decide who gets to play another eShop gem.
01:40:51
May 21, 2020
The Switch Island Podcast | Ep50: The Big, Chaotic 50th Episode
*deep breath* Lewis, Dan, Ben, Mike, Andrew, Laurie and a lesser spotted Pete come together to celebrate our 50th episode in trademark chaotic fashion. Throw in a bunch of interaction from the lovely folks watching live over at twitch.tv/theswitchisland and we've got ourselves a proper Switch Island knees-up. Thank you to everyone who helped get us this far and here's to the next 50!
01:54:27
May 14, 2020
The Switch Island Podcast | Ep49: Harry Potter & The Cautious Nonce
Dan, Mike, Andrew and Ben take a look at the latest Nintendo news (spoiler: there isn't any) before dissecting the games they've been playing this week, including ARMS, Streets of Rage 4 and Lonely Mountains: Downhill. Next week it's the big one, episode 50, so we encourage you to join the party at 8:30pm BST on Tuesday, over at twitch.tv/theswitchisland
01:26:16
May 7, 2020
The Switch Island Podcast | Ep48: Ninjala, Trials of Mana & Some Motorbike Game Lewis Played
This week, the guys talk about the crazy Animal Crossing: New Horizons numbers, a Splatfest rebirth, Trials of Mana, Streets of Rage 4, and play a game to determine which chump is going to play the worst reviewed game on the Switch... Enjoy! Please follow your boys on Twitch at http://twitch.tv/theswitchisland and join in while we record this mess, every Tuesday at 8:30pm BST. You can also watch the video version of this episode right here: https://youtu.be/EYIgCmF4Vio
01:16:44
April 30, 2020
The Switch Island Guide To... Isolation
Hey, Good Lookin! No, not you. Excuse me please. Join the boyz from the Island as they pitch their ideal picks for a world in isolation. Wrestle with Dan, Andrew and Steve as they navigate the troubled waters of what Switch games, Film/TV series and F2P game you should be spending your time with during the lockdown. One will emerge from the rubble victorious, a crowning achievement of humanity. For the others a potential forfeit awaits, but for who is up to you. Oh and Lewis is judging all this... Enjoy!
01:29:28
April 26, 2020
The Switch Island Podcast | Ep47: Metal Gear Goomba
HULLO THERE! Join Laurie, Dan, Ben and Lewis for for some TSIP goodness. To call this episode extravagant would be a massive overstatement however the lads discuss the newly dropped updates for Super Mario Maker 2 and Splatoon 2. They also graciously fondle the upcoming release of Streets of Rage 4 and in an unprecedented turn of events they even play a new quiz (sound the alarm). Seeing as you’ve taken the time to read all this why not visit some of our available outlets as fashionably displayed below. YouTube: www.youtube.com/TheSwitchIsland
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01:06:57
April 24, 2020
Desert Island Cartridges – Ep29 – The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ w/ Adam from Switch Indie Fix
On this episode Dan and Ben are joined by our good friend and host of the Switch Indie Fix podcast, Adam Phillips. True to form, he picks a classic indie game as his game choice, but it's a divisive one... Follow Adam @switchindiefix and let him know what you think of his choices!
01:11:54
April 12, 2020
The Switch Island Express | Ep.32: Rogue Beaver
Lewis, Dan and Ben take a break from real world woes for a good old game of what we're now calling... Dr Fact's Big Fact Hunt. We hope you're all safe and well and get a few giggles out of listening to these three pillocks. Oh, heads-up - Ben's mic sounds a bit weird for the first 15 minutes (don't worry, he's not self-isolating in a cave).
53:40
April 8, 2020
Desert Island Cartridges – Ep28 – The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild w/ Peer Schneider
Well, well, well. This is a pretty special episode. Dan and Ben had the pleasure and extraordinary good fortune to sit down and talk games with none other than the head honcho of IGN and co-host of Nintendo Voice Chat, Peer Schneider. Hope you enjoy this episode as much as we enjoyed making it. We encourage you to show Peer some love and let him know what you think of his game, food and drink picks by tweeting him @PeerIGN Thank you for your continued support, because none of this would happen without you.
01:02:44
April 3, 2020
The Switch Island Express | Ep.31: I Remember Seeing Juan
Join Lewis, Andrew, Laurie and Ben as they run down the game announcements from the March 2020 Indie World Presentation. * Please note, the above description was written by Andrew while he was very grumpy. No time to write playful descriptions when you've got 47 other podcasts to appear on.
43:36
April 2, 2020
The Switch Island Podcast | Ep46: Pitch Your Tents & Grab Your Bells
This episode is hosted by Dan, Andrew, Ben and... and what's this? A wild Mikey Boo Boo appears! Join the boys as they give a very Switch Island take on the recent Nintendo Direct Mini and share their initial thoughts on the game that, quite frankly, ripped off our whole island theme - Animal Crossing: New Horizons. This episode was recorded in the middle of the day, with absolutely zero alcohol involved. These truly are strange times. Stay safe, everyone. We love you.
01:33:01
March 30, 2020
The Switch Island Express | Ep.30: Don't Let Dan Download A Soundboard
In what is almost definitely our first ever one-man podcast, Dan self-isolates with nothing but his shiny new soundboard for company. He didn't want anyone else on the pod, just him and his soundboard. I get it. It's fine. Totally cool with it. HEY DAN IF YOU LOVE YOUR SOUNDBOARD SO MUCH WHY DON'T YOU ASK IT TO DO A WEE ON YOU? WILL YOUR SOUNDBOARD DO THAT??? I'LL TELL THEM EVERYTHING, YOU KNOW I WILL. This episode is also available in video form, which you lovely bastards can watch here: https://youtu.be/nyYJdWuvWG0
26:55
March 29, 2020
The Switch Island Express | Ep.29: A Very Happy Birthday
Laurie, Andrew and Lewis put on their party hats and scoff some cake in celebration of the Switch's 3rd birthday. Admittedly, the cake they're scoffing is probably hella hard by now, but our dear Patreon supporters got this episode back when it was timely and relevant. We invite you to become part of this elite group over at patreon.com/theswitchisland The boys also find time to discuss Fire Emblem (again), Two Point Hospital & 1-2-Switch, of all titles!
47:12
March 16, 2020
The Switch Island Podcast | Ep45: Andrew's Curtains, Coronavirus & Our Top Three Switch Games
This week, the chaps talk a whole load of nonsense about Andrew's dodgy curtains, coronavirus disruption, the upcoming releases, and our top three games of the Switch's first three years! If you enjoy consuming our content as much as we love making it, you can support us directly by contributing to our Patreon: patreon.com/theswitchisland ------------------------------ Hop on over to the island and get involved with our super-friendly gaming community: Twitter: twitter.com/theswitchisland Discord: discord.gg/hZ5NW3w
01:24:44
March 9, 2020
The Switch Island Express | Ep.28: WeebFest 2020
Lewis, Laurie and Ben grab their body pillows and questionable mouse mats to discuss Tokyo Mirage Sessions and Fire Emblem: Three Houses. They also somehow make Sonic The Hedgehog 2 sound vaguely perverted as only The Switch Island can. You can also assist us in our quest to help Andrew remember that other games exist by tweeting @oddment84 GET OFF FORTNITE, ANDREW
42:09
March 3, 2020
Desert Island Cartridges – Ep27 – Streets of Rage 2 w/ Chris Scullion
On this episode, your hosts Lewis, Andrew & Ben are joined by an actual, proper journalist and a legend in UK gaming coverage, Chris Scullion. Join the boys as they talk about Chris' career, his DIC game choice and even squeeze in time for a Big Fact Hunt. Please note we can not be held accountable for any factual errors made during this episode as we were NOT drunk during the time of recording. Don't forget, the simplest (and cheapest) way to support The Switch Island is to leave us a review on your podcast service of choice. We'll also happily read the best ones out on future episodes.
59:57
March 1, 2020
The Switch Island Express | Ep.27: It's Never OK to Hadouken Your Mum
Andrew, Ben, Laurie & Rich met up in the real world to enjoy drinks and random snacks sent directly to our table from our lovely friends and followers (thank you, you crazy bastards). The boys cover many topics, including hot takes on the Animal Crossing Direct, Ninja being a bellend and some other stuff we're too drunk to remember. Mum, if you're reading this, we love you and we're sorry.
34:18
February 25, 2020
The Switch Island Podcast | Ep44: Where The Flip Is The Nintendo Direct?!
The Switch Island Podcast is your one-stop-shop for all things Nintendo! In episode 44, the guys talk about when the latest direct might drop, as well as discussing the games they picked up in the recent eShop sales! #AnimalCrossing #NintendoDirect #eShopSales ------------------------------ If you enjoy consuming our content as much as we love making it, you can support us directly by contributing to our Patreon: patreon.com/theswitchisland ------------------------------ Hop on over to the island and get involved with our super-friendly gaming community: Twitter: twitter.com/theswitchisland Discord: discord.gg/hZ5NW3w
56:13
February 19, 2020
Desert Island Cartridges – Ep26 – Donkey Kong Country 2 w/ Zion Grassl from Nintendo Life
On this episode Lewis and Ben are joined by Nintendo Life video producer Zion Grassl all the way from the good old United States of US America. Listen in to discover whether Zion's game choice is good enough to keep him on the island or whether his food and drink choices will let him down... As a special bonus, there's a questionable musical interlude that we're already regretting including. But it's too late now. Enjoy! If you're still reading this (thanks!) please tweet @ThatDoctorFact with the words DONT QUIT YOUR DAY JOB LEWIS And if you're STILL reading this then you just might be the sort of wonderful person who may consider supporting us from as little as $1 a month over at patreon.com/theswitchisland
57:03
February 11, 2020
The Switch Island Express | Ep.26: Hello There, Lovely People
On this week's show Lewis and Ben are joined by none other than Zion from Nintendo Life. The boys have a nice little chat about all the games they've been playing recently as Zion very politely pretends to understand everything Lewis is saying. They had such a good time that Zion may be back sooner than you'd think...
39:13
February 8, 2020
Desert Island Cartridges – Ep25 – Splatoon 2, Uncharted 2 & The Dog Island w/ Nintendo Jump Podcast
This is a big one. Lewis, Dan and Ben welcome Kevin, Sergio and Darrel from Nintendo Jump Podcast to discuss their game, food and drink choices. There's also a cameo appearance from an old favourite we haven't heard from in a while...
01:01:25
February 1, 2020
The Switch Island Express | Ep.25: Shattered Dreams
In the words of Timbaland as Aaliyah's 'Try Again' begins: 'It's been a long time'. Sorry! But now we're back in your ear holes with a brand new Express, this time hosted by resident Scot, Lewis Wilson. He's joined by Laurie Eggman64 (you need to change your surname by deed poll now, Laurie) and Mr Andrew Dickinson as they chat all about the future of Splatoon, Pokemon Sword/Shield, Little Nightmares and Dead Cells. If you've read this far, please tweet the word FRIDGE to Andrew @oddment84.
45:09
January 29, 2020
The Switch Island Podcast - Ep43 - I Said Pokemon Bank, Not Pokemon W#%k!!
This week, we tackle the latest pokemon direct, as well as this weeks game releases! The topics in full; 1. Nintendo Switch Sold Out! 2. Pokemon Direct Hit or Miss? 3. Are Video Game TV Shows & Films Good Now? 4. Luigi’s Mansion is another average release? 5. Who else would we want to make a handheld? Thanks for listening!
01:16:51
January 14, 2020
The Switch Island Express | Ep.24: Bathing with Monsters
Laurie takes a break from strapping babies to his chest and has a go at hosting this episode, alongside Dan and Rich. They cover a load of games they've been playing and it's all very wholesome and lovely until Rich ruins it with his potty mouth.
01:07:14
January 9, 2020
The Switch Island Podcast - Ep42 - 2020 Predictions, Wii U Ports & The Next Generation
This week, Jon, Ben, Andrew, and Dan all jump on to discuss their topics of choice. Their picks; 1. This years predictions 2. Next gen consoles 3. How can you complete a game in 2020 4. Ports from the WiiU Enjoy!
01:09:05
January 8, 2020
The Switch Island Express | Ep.23: The Big Fact Hunt of The Year 2019
Happy New Year! Let's welcome 2020 with one final look back at 2019 as Mike, Lewis, Dan and Ben hunker down for a game of 20 questions and yet again prove that they really shouldn't be hosting any sort of gaming podcast. Play along at home with your friends and family, but definitely NOT with children, because Mike struggles to say Big Fact Hunt on multiple occasions.
01:19:32
January 1, 2020
The Switch Island Express | Ep.22: How to Sneak a Switch into Prison
As we approach the end of 2019, Mike, Andrew, Sticky & Ben take a look back at the year in gaming and highlight some of the more slept-on titles which weren't covered in our main GOTY podcast. While you're listening you can play a fun game - try to pinpoint the exact moment when Sticky's PC has a meltdown and he drops off the call completely. We weren't just ignoring him for half of the episode, honest.
40:15
December 31, 2019
Desert Island Cartridges – Ep24 – Super Metroid w/ Jordan Rudek
On this episode Mike and Ben are joined by NWR Reviews Editor and human gaming encyclopedia, Jordan Rudek. The chaps indulge in some good old gaming chat and talk through Jordan’s game, food and drink choices. He’s a man who knows his stuff, but will it be enough to get him onto the island? Go give @riskman64 a follow on Twitter and let him know what you think of his choices!
01:00:47
December 28, 2019
Desert Island Cartridges – Ep23 – Donut County & Monument Valley w/ Cissy Jones
Back in July 2019 we were all super excited to welcome BAFTA-winning voice actor Cissy Jones (Firewatch, Death Stranding, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order) onto the show. Rich, Dan and Ben had a fantastic chat with Cissy but then… disaster. Due to technical issues the audio was totally unusable and we all kicked ourselves repeatedly and cried ourselves to sleep for weeks. The fact we’ve managed to get this episode to a point where it’s fit for public consumption is nothing short of a Christmas miracle, so we hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed recording it. Go give @cissyspeaks a follow on Twitter and show her some appreciation for slumming it with us idiots!
33:18
December 21, 2019
The Switch Island Podcast - Ep41 - The Big Bad Bumper GOTY 2019
Hello! Welcome to our bumper 2019 Game of the Year episode! It's pretty much everything great [and some bad things] that we've played and experienced in 2019. Fancy telling us your favourite pick? Hit us up on our twitter page @TheSwitchIsland
01:55:54
December 17, 2019
The Switch Island Express | Ep.21: Norman Reedus Buckaroo & Other Games
Andrew, Rich and new islander Steve chat about what they've been playing. Obviously we already have a Steve on the island, affectionately known as 'Sticky'. Why not help us find an appropriate adjective for new Steve? Salty Steve? Moist Steve? Hairy Steve? His future is in your hands. Be gentle. Or not. Whatevs. While you're pondering that, you can also listen to this Nintendo podcast dedicate 75% of its runtime to PS4 games in an episode that covers Death Stranding and Shenmue 3, along with some Switch games I guess. You really can't get the staff these days. Especially if you don't pay them.
48:13
December 9, 2019
The Switch Island AMA | Ep. 02: The Predator of Little Tinks Pre
For this special episode, recorded live over Discord, we asked our lovely patrons, listeners and Twitter friends to throw some questions our way. Cue all manner of silliness with a light sprinkling of philosophy. Andrew plays host to Sophie (Dan's better half); Dan himself, Laurie, Ben and a lesser-spotted Mikey Boo Boo who turns up right at the end. These AMA episodes, much like the Switch Island Express, go out to our Patreon supporters first, so why not consider supporting us on there to be the first to get the good stuff? patreon.com/theswitchisland
01:27:15
December 7, 2019
The Switch Island Express | Ep.20: Dolphins Exist & Dinosaurs Were Real
Our host this week, Ben, decided to try 'switching it up' a little bit in our free-form podcast by playing a game of '20 Questions' with Mike, Andrew and Lewis. You're in for discussions about dinosaurs, a fascination with roman numerals (for some reason) and plenty of dead air as questions are formulated. You really are a lucky bunch...
49:11
November 25, 2019
Desert Island Cartridges - Ep22 - Hollow Knight w/ Lewis from The Switch Island
To the surprise of nobody anywhere, our very own Lewis chooses Hollow Knight for his Desert Island Cartridges entry. Andrew and Ben join him to chat about it as well as all the usual tomfoolery. Will the strength of the game, coupled with his Scottish 'charm' be enough to grant Lewis a permanent place on our beloved island? Will it? Seriously I don't know. I haven't listened. They just get me to write this stuff. Send help. ------------------------------ If you enjoy consuming our content as much as we love making it, you can support us directly by contributing to our Patreon: patreon.com/theswitchisland ------------------------------ Hop on over to the island and get involved with our super-friendly gaming community: YouTube: youtube.com/theswitchisland Twitter: twitter.com/theswitchisland Discord: discord.gg/hZ5NW3w
51:59
November 23, 2019
The Switch Island Express | Ep.19: Luigi’s Mansion 3 & The Nintendo Cinematic Universe
Laurie has a good old gush about Luigi’s Mansion 3, and discusses with Andrew the stories of the Mario games. Is the NCU incoming?! No... But wouldn’t it be fun to figure out how all the games link together?!
35:17
November 18, 2019
The Switch Island Guide to... Pokémon
Welcome back to the Switch Island library! This time we're casting our beady eyes over the entire Pokémon franchise! With over two decades of history, the Pocket Monster mainline games are finally making their debut on a home console with Sword and Shield on the Nintendo Switch. Can they live up to what came before... and what exactly did come before, exactly?! Listen to Chief Flamingo Dan reminisce about what sounds like a pretty dodgy Pokémon Trading Card club he attended as a kid, and Adam from Switch Indie Fix wax lyrical about his favourite entries in the series. Andrew says some things too.
01:30:24
November 14, 2019
The Switch Island Guide to... PlayStation Vita
Remember those dark days before The Nintendo Switch brought us all together? No? Us neither. Life was a meaningless void before we met you. Still, our newly appointed librarian Andrew (alongside hired 'muscle' Dan & Laurie) dares to shine a light into the darkness and analyse an archaic device called the 'PS Vita' which, legend has it, helped pave the way for our beloved little hybrid.
01:17:26
November 9, 2019
The Switch Island Podcast - Ep40 - There's A Game Called 'Juicy Realm' & We Couldn't Stop Laughing
Episode 40 contains all the usual Nintendo nonsense, hosted by Dan, Ben, Rich, Andrew and - making his OG debut - Lewis. The boys have a chat about what they've been playing, news, upcoming releases and even squeeze in a quick quiz. ------------------------------ If you enjoy consuming our content as much as we love making it, you can support us directly by contributing to our Patreon: patreon.com/theswitchisland ------------------------------ Hop on over to the island and get involved with our super-friendly gaming community: YouTube: youtube.com/theswitchisland Twitter: twitter.com/theswitchisland Discord: discord.gg/hZ5NW3w
01:26:23
November 5, 2019
The Switch Island Express | Ep.18: Keep Your Ring Fit and Get Your Asphalt
Andrew, Ben and Rich meet up at LOADING gaming bar in Dalston for a press event, and decide to record a cheeky Express before going in. Drinks may have been had, and games may have been discussed. Being recorded in a pub, there's some background noise to contend with but rest assured we'll be back to our regular recording setup for the next one. We don't go out often.
31:28
November 2, 2019
The Switch Island Express | Ep.17: EGX Reactions feat. Catflap Barry
EGX is over for another year and it was bloody brilliant. Never mind all the great games we were lucky enough to play (more of that on this episode) the best part was being able to hang out with each other. We genuinely loved every minute and we hope that came across in the live streams, in this episode and in all the EGX-related content we put out over the coming days. Episode 17 is even shorter than usual, recorded as we walked out of EGX, accompanied by the one and only Catflap Barry (Flatcap Gary).
16:51
October 27, 2019
The Switch Island Express | Ep.16: More Knob Jokes, Less Politics
EGX 2019 has come and gone. Sad faces all around. Even Rich's perma-grin has temporarily left his beardy little face. But the work doesn’t stop. While we’re beavering away to get our EGX content ready for your consumption, here’s a little something to tide you over – The Switch Island ep.16, recorded pre-EGX and hosted by Andrew and Ben. Enjoy!
31:51
October 21, 2019
The Switch Island Podcast - Ep39 - We've Got A Twitcher 3!
The lads needed to record before Laurie disappears into triple father hood for a few years, so they decided to talk about a few games due out this week, whilst jabbering on about the latest Nintendo news and typical Switch Island nonsense.
01:28:20
October 17, 2019
The Switch Island Express | Ep.15: A Nice Manageable Length
"What's this, another podcast?" Yes! From now until the day Persona 5 comes to Switch, we'll be hitting your feed with an extra episode every single week. "But why have you started with episode 15, you morons?" The Switch Island Express has been 100% exclusive to our Patreon supporters up until today. Think of it as being in beta. We'll still release it on Patreon a few days early, so if you want to be amongst the elite few who get to hear this nonsense first, you can find out how over at https://www.patreon.com/TheSwitchIsland "Fine, you've charmed us. But what's it about?" The Express is essentially a freeform discussion between islanders, in this case, it's hosted by our loveable bookworm Andrew and belligerent drunkard Mike. Mostly we'll discuss what we've been playing, sometimes we'll play a game and often we'll wander off on complete tangents that have chuff all to do with gaming. "Well that sounds ruddy marvelous. Thank you. What's that Patreon link again?" https://www.patreon.com/TheSwitchIsland
40:52
October 12, 2019
The Switch Island Podcast - Ep38 - Untitled Podcast Name
This one goes slightly off the rails. As per, the guys chat through all things Nintendo Switch, with honourable mentions to Untitled Goose Game, Overwatch, and The Witcher 3. We also talk about hot dog sausages. a lot. If you like what we do, head over to our Patreon to support us for as little as $1 -- Patreon.com/theswitchisland
01:23:24
October 8, 2019
Desert Island Cartridges - Ep21 - Battle of The Backloggers
Episode 21 of Desert Island Cartridges sees Grrouchie Serge, host of the Backlog Busters podcast, battle it out with our very own Patrick aka @BacklogOdyssey for a place on the island! Please excuse the audio quality on this one - Serge called in from his car so we couldn't use our usual fancy-pants setup. ------------------------------ If you enjoy consuming our content as much as we love making it, you can support us directly by contributing to our Patreon: patreon.com/theswitchisland ------------------------------ Hop on over to the island and get involved with our super-friendly gaming community: YouTube: youtube.com/theswitchisland Twitter: twitter.com/theswitchisland Discord: discord.gg/hZ5NW3w
51:12
October 5, 2019
The Switch Island Podcast - Ep37 - There's Been An Awakening, Have You Felt It?
Links Awakening is out! The guys chat through all the Nintendo news, the latest releases, and steal a game from IGN UK. Enjoy what you've listened to, then check out our Patreon - www.patreon.com/theswitchisland
01:23:05
September 28, 2019
The Switch Island Podcast - Ep36 - You Can't Go Wrong With A Sit Down Wee
The title says it all. Sometimes you just have to treat yourself. But seriously, this week we discuss the outcome of the latest Nintendo Direct, alongside all of the upcoming releases in a jam packed, full blooded bumper episode. If you like what we do, why not chuck us a dollar at Patreon? Patreon.com/theswitchisland
01:34:17
September 16, 2019
Desert Island Cartridges - Ep20 - Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker w/ Laurie from The Switch Island
This week, Ben, Rich and Andrew are joined by new Islander Laurie as he attempts to smuggle Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker onto the island. Regular listeners might be thinking "why are you telling us his game choice already? You've ruined the surprise! I hate you!". Well, it's definitely not because Laurie's face isn't suitable to put on the cover art (he's actually quite dishy, definitely top 5 on the island). The reason is that we want people to find our content, so by including the games in the episode titles, the more searchable they become. Bet you wish you'd never asked. Anyway, this is a long description isn't it? Well it's been a rough week and it's just nice to have someone to talk to. And hey, you can always reach out to us if you want to chat - @TheSwitchIsland on Twitter is your best bet or join our Discord (links below). It's like a family. A weird family full of nerds, but a family nonetheless. Thanks for listening. The Switch Island ------------------------------ If you enjoy consuming our content as much as we love making it, you can support us directly by contributing to our Patreon: patreon.com/theswitchisland ------------------------------ Hop on over to the island and get involved with our super-friendly gaming community: YouTube: youtube.com/theswitchisland Twitter: twitter.com/theswitchisland Discord: discord.gg/hZ5NW3w
50:58
September 12, 2019
The Switch Island Podcast - Ep35 - Astral Off The Chain!
This week, Laurie makes his debut and pretty much predicts the NOW ANNOUNCED Nintendo Direct. Young Mike gets hammered on a fine whiskey, and then everyone chats on about Astral Chain, as well as the latest Switch news & upcoming releases. Lovely stuff.
01:48:08
September 3, 2019
Desert Island Cartridges - Ep19 - Dan & Rich
They say "don't sh*t where you eat" but on a desert island there's really not much choice. With that in mind, we've kept things strictly in-house for episode 19, which sees islanders Dan and Rich attempt to get their game, food and drink choices onto the island. This one is also a bit special as it marks the first time that we've met and recorded a podcast in person. Alcohol may have been consumed. ------------------------------ If you enjoy consuming our content as much as we love making it, you can support us directly by contributing to our Patreon: patreon.com/theswitchisland ------------------------------ Hop on over to the island and get involved with our super-friendly gaming community: YouTube: youtube.com/theswitchisland Twitter: twitter.com/theswitchisland Discord: discord.gg/hZ5NW3w
52:47
August 27, 2019
The Switch Island Podcast - Ep34 - Indie Rock, or Indie Rather Not
After the Indie World presentation, the lads had some thoughts! Hit the play button to the listen to the thoughts! They're good! Honest!
01:06:24
August 19, 2019
The Switch Island Podcast - Ep33 - Fire Emblem Is Going To Be GOTY
Well, the guys have had their wicked way with Dan and persuaded him to buy Fire Emblem. However, is this really a GOTY contender? Listen the team debate this, and a number of non-Fire-Emblem things. But, i'm not going to lie, it's pretty much just Ben and Pete waxing lyrical about Fire Emblem. Have we said 'Fire Emblem' enough yet to help our SEO? ... Fire Emblem.
01:23:14
August 10, 2019
Desert Island Cartridges - Ep18 - Sean Capri
On this episode we welcome Sean Capri, co-host of the fantastic If We Ran Nintendo podcast. Let's see if Ben, Mike and Rich are impressed enough with Sean's game, food and drink choices to permit him safe passage onto our resplendent island. ------------------------------ If you enjoy consuming our content as much as we love making it, you can support us directly by contributing to our Patreon: patreon.com/theswitchisland ------------------------------ Hop on over to the island and get involved with our super-friendly gaming community: YouTube: youtube.com/theswitchisland Twitter: twitter.com/theswitchisland Discord: discord.gg/hZ5NW3w
45:01
August 3, 2019
The Switch Island Podcast - Ep32 - "Have You Ever Been With A Wrong Un, Ben?"
This week, the guys have had a few drinks and decide to talk absolute nonsense about their beloved Nintendo. Okay, they talk about SOME news and games, too...
55:54
July 25, 2019
Desert Island Cartridges - Ep17 - Dale Driver
On episode 17 of Desert Island Cartridges we welcome IGN’s very own Dale Driver to our humble little enclave. Join Dan and Mike as they quiz Dale on his game, food and drink choices and decide whether he will be lucky(?) enough to join us on the island. ------------------------------ If you enjoy consuming our content as much as we love making it, you can support us directly by contributing to our Patreon: patreon.com/theswitchisland ------------------------------ Hop on over to the island and get involved with our super-friendly gaming community: YouTube: youtube.com/theswitchisland Twitter: twitter.com/theswitchisland Discord: discord.gg/hZ5NW3w
37:53
July 18, 2019
Desert Island Cartridges - Ep16 - Paul Lloyd
Desert Island Cartridges episode 16 features the Mario Maker maestro, Paul Lloyd! Could this be the most predictable game choice ever? Join Dan and Ben to find out... ------------------------------ If you enjoy consuming our content as much as we love making it, you can support us directly by contributing to our Patreon: patreon.com/theswitchisland ------------------------------ Hop on over to the island and get involved with our super-friendly gaming community: YouTube: youtube.com/theswitchisland Twitter: twitter.com/theswitchisland Discord: discord.gg/hZ5NW3w
32:18
July 13, 2019
The Switch Island Podcast - Ep31 - Super Mario Maker 2!
This week, the guys sit down and discuss all the latest news, whilst chatting through Super Mario Maker 2, God eater 3, Fire Emblem, Night Trap, Mutant Football League & much more!
01:15:05
July 8, 2019
Desert Island Cartridges - Ep15 - Toby Thornton
On today’s episode, Dan, Mike & Ben are joined by Toby Thornton, co-host of the Nintendo Talk podcast, recording live from his palatial bungalow. He lives in a bungalow, guys. A BUNGALOW. It’s a fun word to say, isn’t it? Bungalow. Stick around to discover Toby’s game, food and drink choices and whether he receives the dubious honour of joining us on the island... ------------------------------ If you enjoy consuming our content as much as we love making it, you can support us directly by contributing to our Patreon: patreon.com/theswitchisland ------------------------------ Hop on over to the island and get involved with our super-friendly gaming community: YouTube: youtube.com/theswitchisland Twitter: twitter.com/theswitchisland Discord: discord.gg/hZ5NW3w
48:12
July 5, 2019
The Switch Island Podcast - Ep30 - Mario Can't Make This Pod Any Better
This week, Rich, Pete, and Dan all sit down to discuss the latest Nintendo news and releases, with big Dave making a guest appearance to host the Prancing Epona Pub Quiz!
01:10:42
June 30, 2019
The Switch Island E3 Community Reaction Special
On this special episode, we take a deep dive into everything Nintendo served up at E3 and take calls from several illustrious members of this wonderful little community. Thanks to everyone who contributed: Steven (Our newest Patron!) Justin (Nintendo Dads) Adam (Patron/Switch Indie Fix) Gio (SwitchRPG.com) Congaltron (Listener) Casey (Talk Nintendo) Serge (Backlog Busters) Lloyd (Nintendo Pulse) Dr Fact (Patron) ------------------------------ If you enjoy consuming our content as much as we love making it, you can support us directly by contributing to our Patreon: patreon.com/theswitchisland ------------------------------ Hop on over to the island and get involved with our super-friendly gaming community: YouTube: youtube.com/theswitchisland Twitter: twitter.com/theswitchisland Discord: discord.gg/hZ5NW3w Website: theswitchisland.com
01:16:31
June 21, 2019
Desert Island Cartridges - Ep14 - Andrew Dickinson
On episode 14 of Desert Island Cartridges, Ben and Rich are joined by one of our lovely patrons, Andrew Dickinson, who also happens to be the author of the forthcoming book Dreamcast: Year One. Needless to say, this is a bit of a Sega love-fest, and the boys also talk about their mums quite a lot, but in between Andrew tries to get his game, food and drink of choice onto our glorious island. ------------------------------ If you enjoy consuming our content as much as we love making it, you can support us directly by contributing to our Patreon: patreon.com/theswitchisland ------------------------------ Hop on over to the island and get involved with our super-friendly gaming community: YouTube: youtube.com/theswitchisland Twitter: twitter.com/theswitchisland Discord: discord.gg/hZ5NW3w Website: theswitchisland.com
40:49
June 14, 2019
The Switch Island E3 Nintendo Direct Reaction Special
Join Dan, Mark & Ben as we geek the heck out and give our instant takes on Nintendo's 2019 E3 Direct! As ever, thanks for listening to our inane ramblings this week. If you’re a regular listener and fancy getting a bit more involved on the island, our social links are pretty simple and easy to remember... YouTube: www.youtube.com/TheSwitchIsland
 Twitter: www.twitter.com/TheSwitchIsland 
Website: www.TheSwitchIsland.com Patreon: www.patreon.com/TheSwitchIsland Instagram: www.instagram.com/TheSwitchIsland Discord: discord.gg/hZ5NW3w our link is in our pinned tweet, and we hold our weekly gaming Sticky sessions each and every Thursday (named worryingly after our community manager, Sticky Steve) Last but absolutely not least, a big thanks, love, and hugs to our Patreon Islanders for supporting the episode this week, and their glorious names are; Adam Phillips, Aleaha Jones, Andrew Dickinson, Lewis Wilson, Mark Hammond, Pavan Kakarla, Richard Atkinson, Richard Elsey, and Stevie Boxall!
01:07:05
June 11, 2019
The Switch Island Bumper E3 Prediction Special
Three blokes, six predictions. Three sensible(ish) and three completely idiotic. Join Mike, Mark, and Dan as we get super hyped for E3 2019. So, thanks for listening to our inane ramblings this week. If you’re a regular listener and fancy getting a bit more involved on the island, our social links are pretty simple and easy to remember... YouTube: www.youtube.com/TheSwitchIsland
 Twitter: www.twitter.com/TheSwitchIsland 
Website: www.TheSwitchIsland.com Patreon: www.patreon.com/TheSwitchIsland Instagram: www.instagram.com/TheSwitchIsland Discord: discord.gg/hZ5NW3w our link is in our pinned tweet, and we hold our weekly gaming Sticky sessions each and every Thursday (named worryingly after our community manager, Sticky Steve) Last but absolutely not least, a big thanks, love, and hugs to our Patreon Islanders for supporting the episode this week, and their glorious names are; Adam Phillips, Aleaha Jones, Andrew Dickinson, Lewis Wilson, Mark Hammond, Richard Atkinson, Richard Elsey, and Stevie Boxall!
52:48
June 6, 2019
Desert Island Cartridges - Ep13 - Hannes Rahm
Hannes Rahm is the super-talented developer behind the recently released "Hell is Other Demons". Today he is facing a new kind of hell and 3 grotesque demons (Ben, Mike & Rich) as he attempts to make it onto the island... ------------------------------ If you enjoy consuming our content as much as we love making it, you can support us directly by contributing to our Patreon: patreon.com/theswitchisland ------------------------------ Hop on over to the island and get involved with our super-friendly gaming community: YouTube: youtube.com/theswitchisland Twitter: twitter.com/theswitchisland Discord: discord.gg/hZ5NW3w Website: theswitchisland.com
33:22
May 20, 2019
The Switch Island Podcast - Ep29 - Ding Dong XL Puns Galore
The guys get a little caught up in Ding Dong XL puns, but bring it back on track to discuss games like Hollow Knight, Shakedown Hawaii, Cuphead, and much more!
01:29:53
May 12, 2019
Desert Island Cartridges - Ep12 - Adam Nickerson
For this episode we are delighted to be joined by Adam Nickerson, creator of the dangerously addictive Ding Dong XL. We know he can make great games, but can he choose a game that will allow him safe passage into our exclusive, all-inclusive resort? Join Dan, Ben, Mike and Rich as they ask the hard-hitting questions and giggle at any mention of the word Ding Dong. Grow up, lads. ------------------------------ If you enjoy consuming our content as much as we love making it, you can support us directly by contributing to our Patreon: patreon.com/theswitchisland ------------------------------ Hop on over to the island and get involved with our super-friendly gaming community: YouTube: youtube.com/theswitchisland Twitter: twitter.com/theswitchisland Discord: discord.gg/hZ5NW3w Website: theswitchisland.com
47:30
May 6, 2019
The Switch Island Podcast - Ep28 - Hangovers, Tingle, And A Tombola
This week, the guys talk through Nintendo's fiscal results, SteamWorld Quest, the recent system update, and whether Joker has been a super smash, or an ultimate flop. ------------------------------ If you enjoy consuming our content as much as we love making it, you can support us directly by contributing to our Patreon: www.patreon.com/join/SwitchIsland ------------------------------ Hop on over to the island and get involved with our super-friendly gaming community: YouTube: youtube.com/theswitchisland Twitter: twitter.com/switch_island Discord: discord.gg/hZ5NW3w Podcasts: switchisland.co.uk/podcasts Website: switchisland.co.uk
01:40:41
April 28, 2019
Mario or Smario - Ep1
By popular demand, we’ve put together an entire Mario or Smario episode, invited on two of our lovely patrons & lumbered them with our in-house numpties to compete for a prestigious prize! ------------------------------ If you enjoy consuming our content as much as we love making it, you can support us directly by contributing to our Patreon: www.patreon.com/join/SwitchIsland ------------------------------ Hop on over to the island and get involved with our super-friendly gaming community: YouTube: youtube.com/theswitchisland Twitter: twitter.com/switch_island Discord: discord.gg/hZ5NW3w Podcasts: switchisland.co.uk/podcasts Website: switchisland.co.uk
01:21:04
April 26, 2019
The Switch Island Podcast - Ep27 - We All Want Labo VR!?
This week, the lads are chatting about Labo VR (with the help of a very special guest, Charlie!!) as well as the latest Nintendo Direct trolling and the accidental announcement of the Super Smash Brothers stage builder... Sakuraiiiiiiii !! ------------------------------ If you enjoy consuming our content as much as we love making it, you can support us directly by contributing to our Patreon: www.patreon.com/join/SwitchIsland ------------------------------ Hop on over to the island and get involved with our super-friendly gaming community: YouTube: youtube.com/theswitchisland Twitter: twitter.com/switch_island Discord: discord.gg/hZ5NW3w Podcasts: switchisland.co.uk/podcasts Website: switchisland.co.uk
01:54:05
April 15, 2019
Desert Island Cartridges - Ep11 - EGX Rezzed 2019
This week Ben and Age of Boredom managed to escape the island to pay a visit to EGX Rezzed back in their hometown of London. In order to make it back they’ll need to endure a thorough dressing down from Dan as he pumps them for intel on all the upcoming Switch games they played. Not only did those cheeky scamps return with some insider info, they also picked up a few stowaways on their travels… Thanks to all of our guests on this special episode: Doris & Rosie from Chucklefish Roberto from 505 Games Julius from Image & Form Graeme from Devolver Digital Ahmed from Decoy Games Paul from Switched On Games Nintendad from… er… Nintendad ------------------------------ If you enjoy consuming our content as much as we love making it, you can support us directly by contributing to our Patreon: www.patreon.com/join/SwitchIsland ------------------------------ Hop on over to the island and get involved with our super-friendly gaming community: YouTube: youtube.com/theswitchisland Twitter: twitter.com/switch_island Discord: discord.gg/hZ5NW3w Podcasts: switchisland.co.uk/podcasts Website: switchisland.co.uk
01:11:45
April 12, 2019
Desert Island Cartridges - Ep10 - Justin Masson
For the 10th episode of Desert Island Cartridges, Ben and Dan are joined by one of our podfathers, Justin from Nintendo Dads! There may even be a short cameo from one of Justin's N-Dads cohorts... ------------------------------ If you enjoy consuming our content as much as we love making it, you can support us directly by contributing to our Patreon: www.patreon.com/join/SwitchIsland ------------------------------ Hop on over to the island and get involved with our super-friendly gaming community: YouTube: youtube.com/theswitchisland Twitter: twitter.com/switch_island Discord: discord.gg/hZ5NW3w Podcasts: switchisland.co.uk/podcasts Website: switchisland.co.uk
53:24
April 5, 2019
The Switch Island Guide to... SEGA
Join Dan, Mark, Ben and "Qualified SEGA Historian" Rich as we present our guide to Nintendo's old nemesis-turned-BFF, SEGA. --------------- If you'd like to be in with a chance of winning a Nintendo Switch Pro Controller, modded to perfection by the strangely feminine hands of our man Dan, head on over to our Twitter page: https://twitter.com/switch_island/status/1108496802326691840 ------------------------------ If you enjoy consuming our content as much as we love making it, you can support us directly by contributing to our Patreon: www.patreon.com/join/SwitchIsland ------------------------------ Hop on over to the island and get involved with our super-friendly gaming community: YouTube: youtube.com/theswitchisland Twitter: twitter.com/switch_island Discord: discord.gg/hZ5NW3w Podcasts: switchisland.co.uk/podcasts Website: switchisland.co.uk
01:25:29
April 1, 2019
The Switch Island Podcast - Ep26 - New Switch Models And An Old Joker Called Shigeki Morimoto
This week, the lads are discussing the latest Nindie Showcase, the rumour of TWO new Switch models, and so much more (this one is a banger!) ------------------------------ If you enjoy consuming our content as much as we love making it, you can support us directly by contributing to our Patreon: www.patreon.com/join/SwitchIsland ------------------------------ Hop on over to the island and get involved with our super-friendly gaming community: YouTube: youtube.com/theswitchisland Twitter: twitter.com/switch_island Discord: discord.gg/hZ5NW3w Podcasts: switchisland.co.uk/podcasts Website: switchisland.co.uk
01:07:04
March 29, 2019
Desert Island Cartridges - Ep9 - Daan Koopman
On this episode Ben and Dan welcome Daan Koopman aka @NintenDaan (GameXplain, Nintendo World Report) and pick his encyclopaedic brain to see which game he'd bring onto the island. But first he'll need to convince the lads and possibly arm wrestle Dan to decide which is the best Final Fantasy game... It gets spicy. If you'd like to be in with a chance of winning a Nintendo Switch Pro Controller, modded to perfection by the strangely feminine hands of our man Dan, head on over to our Twitter page: https://twitter.com/switch_island/status/1108496802326691840 While we're feeling generous, if you've read this far then we bloody love you. We'll send a Switch download code to the first person who tweets us the following: Hey @switch_island, give me a free game you bunch of muppets. And tell @SmarkTweeter to wash his bloody housecoat, I can smell him from here. ------------------------------ If you enjoy consuming our content as much as we love making it, you can support us directly by contributing to our Patreon: www.patreon.com/join/SwitchIsland ------------------------------ Hop on over to the island and get involved with our super-friendly gaming community: YouTube: youtube.com/theswitchisland Twitter: twitter.com/switch_island Discord: discord.gg/hZ5NW3w Podcasts: switchisland.co.uk/podcasts Website: switchisland.co.uk
52:48
March 27, 2019
Desert Island Cartridges - Ep8 - Age of Boredom
YouTuber extraordinaire, Age of Boredom joins Ben and Mark and attempts to sneak himself and his game of choice onto the island. Will the fact that he hates Dan be enough to get him on? Probably, but there's only one way to be sure... ------------------------------ If you enjoy consuming our content as much as we love making it, you can support us directly by contributing to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/join/SwitchIsland ------------------------------ Hop on over to the island and get involved with our super-friendly gaming community: YouTube: http://youtube.com/theswitchisland Twitter: http://twitter.com/switch_island Discord: http://discord.gg/hZ5NW3w Podcasts: http://switchisland.co.uk/podcasts Website: http://switchisland.co.uk
52:55
March 20, 2019
The Switch Island Podcast - Ep25 - Bye Reggie, Pokemon, Resident Evil Switch Tax, & Labo VR!
In this weeks car crash, the guys talk through the recent Pokemon Direct, Reggie retiring, new Wargroove content, Final Fantasy IX, Turok, the Resident Evil Switch tax, and much much more!!
01:31:36
March 13, 2019
Desert Island Cartridges - Ep7 - Drew Agnew
Join Ben and Dan as they welcome Drew Agnew from the House of Mario podcast onto episode 7 of Desert Island Cartridges. Will Drew's antipodean charm be enough to win us over and get himself and his game onto the island? Every fortnight, we ask the general dirty public and internet personalities, which game they would take onto our elusive, all-inclusive Switch Island. ------------------------------ Hop on over to the island and get involved with our super-friendly gaming community: YouTube: http://youtube.com/theswitchisland Twitter: http://twitter.com/switch_island Discord: http://discord.gg/hZ5NW3w Podcasts: http://switchisland.co.uk/podcasts Website: http://switchisland.co.uk
39:10
March 8, 2019
The Switch Island Guide to... The Messenger
Join Dan, Mark & Ben as they take a spoiler-filled deep dive into The Messenger on Nintendo Switch. --------------- eShop Description: As a demon army besieges his village, a young ninja ventures through a cursed world, to deliver a scroll paramount to his clan’s survival. What begins as a classic action platformer soon unravels into an expansive time-traveling adventure full of thrills, surprises, and humor. Leveraging player expectations as a core design ingredient, The Messenger is first presented as an 8-bit action platformer with a simple story only to turn into an epic time travelling tale, eventually revealing itself as a 16-bit Metroidvania packed with replay value and deadpan humor. Features: - Dynamic, acrobatic gameplay and ultra tight controls worthy of an epic ninja adventure. - Character upgrades, new abilities, hidden levels, and branching paths to discover. - Meticulously designed 8-bit and 16-bit sprites, animations, and backgrounds in the spirit of the classics. - A memorable cast of offbeat villains, bosses, and associates. - Original soundtrack by renowned chiptune composer Rainbowdragoneyes, handmade using Famitracker.
42:30
February 28, 2019
The Switch Island Podcast: Ep24 - Nintendo Direct, Links Awakening, & Hell Warders!
This week, the lads discuss the recent Nintendo Direct and their hot takes on the announcements / how 2019 is shaping up for the Switch.
01:46:09
February 25, 2019
Desert Island Cartridges - Ep6 - Talk Nintendo Podcast
The Desert Island Cartridges welcomes Casey Gibson & Perry Burkham from Talk Nintendo Podcast! But will both of them make it onto the island...? You can find Casey and Perry on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TalkNintendoPod Every fortnight, we ask the general dirty public and internet personalities, which game they would take onto our elusive, all-inclusive Switch Island. ------------------------------ Hop on over to the island and get involved with our super-friendly gaming community: Twitter: http://twitter.com/switch_island Discord: http://discord.gg/hZ5NW3w Podcasts: http://switchisland.co.uk/podcasts Website: http://switchisland.co.uk
56:10
February 20, 2019
The Switch Island Podcast: BONUS - Feb 2019 Nintendo Direct Reaction - A New Old Zelda!
Nike, Mark, Ben, and Dan all share their thoughts on the excellent February 2019 Nintendo Direct!
12:32
February 13, 2019
Desert Island Cartridges - Ep5 - Super Rare Games
The Desert Island Cartridges - George from Super Rare Games!! Every fortnight, we ask the general dirty public and internet personalities, which game they would take onto our elusive, all-inclusive Switch Island. You can find George and Super Rare Games at https://superraregames.com/ or on twitter @SuperRareGames
33:38
February 11, 2019
The Switch Island Podcast: Ep23 - Nintendo Are Minted! Feat. Smite, Wargroove, And Dr Mario
This week, the lads are talking about Nintendo's fiscal reports, as well as discussing their thoughts on Smite, Skies of Fury, Metroid Prime, and much more! Hosted by Pete, Mark, and Dan.
01:20:56
February 4, 2019
Desert Island Cartridges - Ep4 - N64 Josh
The Desert Island Cartridges - N64JOSH!! Every fortnight, we ask the general dirty public and internet personalities, which game they would take onto our elusive, all-inclusive Switch Island.
42:38
February 2, 2019
The Switch Island Podcast: Ep22 - Where's Our Main Nintendo Direct?
This week, Pete, Mark, and Dan are discussing the lack of a full Nintendo Direct, as well as Tales of Vesperia, Super Mario Bros U Deluxe, Smash, and all of the latest news!
01:29:19
January 26, 2019
Desert Island Cartridges - Ep3 - The Nintendo Guru
The Desert Island Cartridges - Bobby aka The Nintendo Guru! Every fortnight, we ask the general dirty public and internet personalities, which game they would take onto our elusive, all-inclusive Switch Island. Your hosts this week: @Benjicong & @DannyWard2707
50:23
January 22, 2019
Desert Island Cartridges - Ep2 - Ben @Benjicong
The Desert Island Cartridges - Ben! Every fortnight, we ask the general dirty public and internet personalities, which game they would take onto our elusive, all-inclusive Switch Island.
42:24
January 19, 2019
Desert Island Cartridges - Ep1 - Rob @Becquerel269 & Mike @Fox 4ce5
The Desert Island Cartridges - Episode 1 - Rob & Mike! Every fortnight, we ask the general dirty public and internet personalities, which game they would take onto our elusive, all-inclusive Switch Island.
38:27
January 19, 2019
Ep21 - Our 2019 Predictions & The Year We See Xbox On Switch?
It's The Islands birthday and also New Years Day, so the boys are celebrating by sounding off on their predictions and wildest dreams for 2019! Agree or disagree? Let us know at @Switch_Island on Twitter, or in the comments on our site - www.switchisland.co.uk
02:41:01
January 4, 2019
Ep20 - The Big Bad Bumper GOTY 2018
This is it. The one you've been waiting for - Episode 20 and our huge, massive, game of the year episode 2018. Strap in and come along for the ride of your life!
02:39:08
December 19, 2018
Ep19 - Skyward Sword Homeward Bound?
This week, we digest the news of a (pocket) monster for Switch sales, as well as discussing the rumours of a long awaited remaster of Skyward Sword. Big man tings. * Pokemon Let’s Go - Sales figures looking strong. And Black Friday sales of were through the roof. * Zelda rumours - Skyward Sword teased and then shot down * A few Twitter called Pikachu a boy’s Pokemon and Eevee a girl’s Pokemon? Truth or bollocks? * There WAS another Pokemon RPG, Pete was right. Smark reveals all, and reveals how he found out. * N64 Mini - Reggie says (speaking to Kotaku): “I would not ever rule something out, but what I can tell you is that’s certainly not in our planning horizon.” * A Mozilla Foundation user security poll voted the Switch “least creepy holiday” gift. Can we think of anything even less creepy? * Mario Tennis is adding yet more characters. Enough to make you go swinging again? * Mark’s got new hard things.
02:03:10
December 5, 2018
Ep18 - A Really Big Bee Interrupted The Show.
This week, we talk all things Smash, Pokemon Lets Go!, Diablo 3, and much more! (We're also attached by a giant be - sorry). Hope you enjoy the show! Pokemon Let's Go! Diablo 3 Child Of Light Undertale Resident Evil Revelations Night In The Woods
02:11:21
November 24, 2018
Ep17 - The Halloween Special: Scary Games and Rooty Shooty 2 vs Breath of the Wild
In their first ever Halloween episode, the terrible trio talk through their scariest gaming experiences and discuss how THE INTERNET has decided that Breath of the Wild is terrible, due to some cowboy nonsense. This one isn't for the fainthearted!
02:09:10
October 29, 2018
Ep16 - The Big N64 Mini Wishlist
It's been a minute, but the boys are back to discuss all things Nintendo! This week, we discuss JoyCon modding, our official N64 Mini wishlist, and the games we're all playing.
01:42:38
October 20, 2018
EGX 2018 - The Morning After The Night Before
The lads are back and rested(ish) from their weekend at EGX 2018 and are ready to share their initial thoughts on the games they played!
41:07
September 24, 2018
Ep15 - Nintendo Direct Hit, or Miss? (with special guest Age of Boredom)
This week, we're joined by special guest, Age of Boredom, to discuss and digest the September Nintendo Direct! Did the guys enjoy the direct? Listen to find out! (This one gets a bit raunchy!)
02:17:41
September 16, 2018
The Switch Island Podcast: Ep14 - Indies And Definitely Not Monster Hunter. Promise.
This week, we absolutely don't talk about the recent release of The Game That Shall Not Be Named, along with our thoughts on the latest batch of Indie announcements, and several other hot topics from the wonderful world of Nintendo! In this episode, we talk about; Indie Directs Rumoured firmware 6.0 Smash Pro Controller and which special edition to buy! Shovel Knight final releases now April 2019 Dragalia Lost Direct Switch It Up Pete - MHGU! Mark - No Heroes Here vs Overcooked 2, BombChicken, Owlboy. Dan - The Fractured But Whole.
01:58:26
September 2, 2018
The Switch Island Podcast: Ep13 - Pete's Little Laptop, (Feat. Haig Club Whiskey)
This week, the lads get (a little - ahem) tipsy and take on the following topics; IGN Plagiarism Scandal. Diablo on switch this year (audible gasps) Doom Eternal. Switch Online coming second half of September. Dark Souls confirmed date - October 19th. Nintendo hits 700 million consoles sold. Smash Direct!!! Switch It Up Darkest Dungeon Octopath Traveller Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate Element Salt & Sanctuary
02:00:50
August 20, 2018
The Switch Island Podcast: Ep12 - Oi Dave, You Got Any Of Them Nintendo's?
We should really stop this trainwreck - tonight, we tried to keep it civil, focused, and factual. Instead, it turned into (nearly) two hours of mouth farts. We talk about Octopath Traveller, DK Tropical Freeze, Darkest Dungeon DLC, and Mushroom Wars 2, and tackle a new edition of Who Wants To Be A Millionerd. Enjoy!
01:42:36
August 4, 2018
The Switch Island Podcast: Ep11 - Our Sweaty Summer Episode
WE'RE BACK! It's been a nice month of sun and lemonade in the UK, but the boys are back into the wonderful world of Nintendo and raring to chat. This week, we talk about Hollow Knight, Mario Tennis, Nintendo's plan to release more Nindie titles, and much, much more.
01:22:05
July 13, 2018
The Switch Island Podcast: Ep10 - Nintendo Direct E3 Reaction
So, the E3 Nintendo Direct has just finished and our tiny little minds were blown. The guys deep dive into the games announced and try to piece together whether 2018 is a better year for Nintendo than 2017, and just exactly what 2019 will look like! https://www.switchisland.co.uk/news/2018/6/12/the-podcast-ep10-nintendo-direct-e3-reaction
52:17
June 12, 2018
The Switch Island Podcast: Ep9 - The E3 2018 Special
This week, the lads are SUPER pumped for E3! We have a special guest on to help us digest all of the recent leaks and predict what Nintendo might have in store for us. The games we discuss this week; Wulverblade Fortnite Mario Tennis Pokemon Octopath Traveller Xenoblade Chronicles Dragon Ball Fighter Z Lichtspeer MegaMan Collection Die For Valhalla Stardew Valley West Of Loathing Skies Of Fury Sky Rogue And many, many more ....
02:17:59
June 9, 2018
The Switch Island Podcast: Ep8 - Is It Laurel or Yoshi?
After a few weeks of Nintendo news, the boys are back and raring to go. Star Fox, Monster Hunter, Mario Aces, and all the usual goofiness from your three favorite Liverpool and Dorset based nerdy commentators.
02:01:34
May 23, 2018
The Switch Island Podcast: Ep7 - Dan Hates DK And His Stupid Face.
This week, the triforce trio tackle Tropical Freeze, Nintendo's leadership changes, how Rockstar could bring GTA to the Switch and much, much more!
01:49:20
May 4, 2018
The Switch Island Podcast: Ep6 - Ready Player Three! (It's Smark Time!)
Oh my! Is that a new voice we can hear? Pete, Dan & Mark (!!) discuss what they're playing and what the feel Sega Ages means for the absent virtual console, along with chatting about the franchise's they DON'T want to see on Switch.
01:43:45
April 22, 2018
The Switch Island Podcast: Ep5 - Early E3 Predictions, A Lack Of News, & Some Cube Love.
This week, the lads talk through what they're hoping to see from Nintendo at E3, along with some thoughts on their recent announcements.
55:56
April 1, 2018
The Switch Island Podcast: Ep4 - Nintendo Direct Reactions
This week the boys are digesting all the huge news from March's Nintendo Direct!
01:28:03
March 10, 2018
The Switch Island Podcast: Ep3 - Celeste, Bayonetta, Big Dave in Costco
After a few weeks, the boys are back in the box and chatting all things Nintendo! Please share, like, and subscribe!
01:26:16
March 4, 2018
The Switch Island Podcast: Ep2 - To Labo, Or Not To Labo?
Pete and Dan discuss whether the Labo announcement was for them, along with digesting and dissecting all of the latest Nintendo news.
01:09:01
January 28, 2018
The Switch Island Podcast: Ep1 - 2017, The Year Of The Switch?
Pete & Dan discuss how well they felt the Nintendo Switch launched, along with their thoughts and feelings on how this magical brick changed their lives.
01:01:27
January 13, 2018