Unknown Games Podcast

Unknown Games Podcast

By UGP
Welcome to the Unknown Games Podcast! While we're one of many video game podcasts, we have the unique perspective of bringing you news from Japan and our take on the gaming industry as experienced ex-pats. If you're into games but also a weeb, we've got you covered. We'll talk games, anime, and limited McDonald's burgers. New episodes every Friday JST!
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Peer Pressure, Just Do It: Mayo Gear Sessions!
Gaming podcasts are all the rage, so we decided to spice ours up with some Japanese mayonnaise and a brand new season! Welcome to Arc 2. Alex has some surprises this episode, and of course, he's still going through Tokyo Mirage Sessions. Adrian's finished Metal Gear Rising and the epic senator fight, plus we have game news and Japan life! Everyone is listening to podcasts these days, so go ahead and join them by listening to us!  1. Intro 2. Metal Gear Rising, Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore, Apex 3. Japan Life: Coronavirus 4. Gaming News: FF7 Remake, Ryza, Japanese Mayo 5. Closing Announcements Send us a voice message or give us a shout on Twitter @UGP_cast! Remember to subscribe and leave a review on iTunes^^   UGP Streams: Now Playing Transistor-> twitch.tv/ninjatrix Music Credits from OC Remix: Opening: Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars "Super Mega Ultra Pipe House" by DDRKirby(ISQ) Ending: Pokémon Diamond Version "Knowing Your Roots" by Arceace
45:43
February 28, 2020
We Can't English: Metal Gear Rising, Sonic Movie, Apex, Japanese Fast Food, and Too Many Remakes!
This episode we struggle to English because our brains can only think of the Japanese words to say! It might be because of the crazy heart pizza Alex ate from Domino's, or it could very well be the fact that Adrian is continuing his training as a samurai-ninja in Metal Gear Rising. Just as baffling, the new Sonic movie is doing well in theaters! The world's turning upside down, but we hope this week's episode will help you stay level! 1. Intro 2. Metal Gear Rising, Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore, Apex 3. Japanese Pizza: Domino's Heart Pizza + McDonald's Gohan Burger 4. Topic: Are There Too Many Remakes? 5. News: Sonic Movie, PS5 Pricing, Nintendo's Coronovirus Woes 4. Closing Announcements Send us a voice message or give us a shout on Twitter @UGP_cast! Remember to subscribe and leave a review on iTunes^^   Music Credits: Opening: Katamari Damacy "Love Everlasting" by DDRKirby(ISQ) Ending: Chrono Cross "When Two Worlds Meet" by Earth Kid, Jorito
59:52
February 21, 2020
Old Enough to Drink: Katana ZERO, Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE, FF7 Skytree Event + Kingdom Hearts News!
Celebrate good times, and grab yourself a glass cause we've turned 21! This week we talk the gambit of games like Katana ZERO and Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore, gaming news, and yes, even about spaghetti! From Kingdom Hearts getting an all-in-one collection to dead Yamcha in Dragon Ball Z, you'll want to listen to this episode from beginning to end^^ 1. Intro 2. Games We Play: Katana ZERO, Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore 3. Japan Life + Listener Question: Fast Food in Japan/FF7 Skytree Event 4. News: Kingdom Hearts, Xbox Series X, Tekken 7, etc. 5. Closing Announcements Send us a voice message or give us a shout on Twitter @UGP_cast! Remember to subscribe and leave a review on iTunes^^   Music Credits: Opening: Katamari Damacy "Love Everlasting" by DDRKirby(ISQ) Ending: Chrono Cross "When Two Worlds Meet" by Earth Kid, Jorito
1:04:46
February 14, 2020
What's Old is New: Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore, New FF7 Remake Trailer, Winter Anime!
Prepare for some good JRPG talk! This week, Alex puts the dough down to revisit Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore for the Switch, and we both gush over the new Final Fantasy 7 Remake trailer! We also give you some recommendations for the current 2020 winter anime season. Yes, Adrian tries to speak Japanese, and yes...he fails on the pronunciation but it's the thought that counts! Also, stay tuned to the end of the show for his surprise announcement! 1. Intro 2. Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore, FF7 Remake Theme Song Trailer 3. 2020 Winter Anime Recommendations 4. Closing Announcements Send us a voice message or give us a shout on Twitter @UGP_cast! Remember to subscribe and leave a review on iTunes^^   Music Credits: Opening: Katamari Damacy "Love Everlasting" by DDRKirby(ISQ) Ending: Chrono Cross "When Two Worlds Meet" by Earth Kid, Jorito
34:36
February 7, 2020
Apex Season 4, Evo Japan, Ryza + Ghost in the Shell News!
What else is left in the world but to Apex? Season 4 is almost here, Alex almost gives the booty money to Ryza, and Japan keeps giving us strange fast food we can't resist! We're changing up the show's pace, so strap in and get ready for another great show! Send us a voice message or give us a shout on Twitter @UGP_cast! Remember to subscribe and leave a review on iTunes^^ Music Credits: Opening: Katamari Damacy "Love Everlasting" by DDRKirby(ISQ) Ending: Chrono Cross "When Two Worlds Meet" by Earth Kid, Jorito
59:28
January 30, 2020
We're Happy to See You: Kandagawa Jet Girls, Apex Soirée, Japan Nightlife
Can you believe it? Kandagawa Jet Girls is finally here, and Adrian actually bought it! He sacrificed for the greater good of 2 girls, 1 bike. We talk that, Alex talks a little more Ryza, and a Twitter question from a listener sends us down memory lane. We reminisce about our time in Japan during the earthquake in 2011, and yes...our exciting nightlife here in Japan!  Segments: 1. Opening 2. Kandagawa Jet Girls, Digimon 3. Question of the Week: Japan Nightlife 4. Japan Earthquake 5. News: Delays, Xbox Series X, Apex Soirée 6. Closing Let us know what you're up to or playing by sending us a voice message or giving us a shout on Twitter @UGP_cast! Remember to subscribe, follow, and leave a review^^ Music Credits: Opening: Katamari Damacy "Love Everlasting" by DDRKirby(ISQ) Ending: Chrono Cross "When Two Worlds Meet" by Earth Kid, Jorito
1:05:18
January 23, 2020
Blaze Up & Cream Pies: Apex Soirée, Pokemon Direct, EVO Japan, Japanese Fast Food
Adult Cream Pies from McDonald's are all the talk in Japan, so we figured we'd spread the love with you, but please remember to stay pure at heart! We indulged our Japan culture side this week to talk fast food, plus the anime idol group, 22/7. If that wasn't enough, EVO Japan is next week and Pokemon Gun...we mean, new Pokemon news was announced! Apex, FF7R delay, and yes...we're finally picking up our copies of Kandagawa Jet Girls! Segments: 1. Opening 2. Japanese Fast Food: Mac Adult Cream Pie, KFC's Black Hot, Cup Ramen 3. Anime Idol Group 22/7 4. Topic: EVO Japan and Granblue 5. News: Pokemon Direct, Apex Patch Notes, FF7 Delay, Kandagawa Jet Girls Release 6. Closing Let us know what you're up to or playing by sending us a voice message or giving us a shout on Twitter @UGP_cast! Remember to subscribe, follow, and leave a review^^ Music Credits: Opening: Katamari Damacy "Love Everlasting" by DDRKirby(ISQ) Ending: Chrono Cross "When Two Worlds Meet" by Earth Kid, Jorito
57:30
January 17, 2020
Happy New Year: The Xenosaga Special + CES 2020 News
Happy 2020, everyone! We're glad you're here with us! We had to start 2020 by finally devoting an episode to one of our most beloved series, Xenosaga! Come'on Bandai Namco....give us an HD remake, we'll buy all the copies so you can make your profit back! We also talk our personal resolutions for 2020 and discuss a little news from CES 2020. Share us with your friends and let them know 2020 is going to be a great year for the UGP Cast! Segments: 1. Opening 2. Topic: Give us Xenosaga HD 3. Our New Year's resolutions, CES 2020 4. Closing Let us know what you're up to or playing by sending us a voice message or giving us a shout on Twitter @UGP_cast! Remember to subscribe, follow, and leave a review^^ Music Credits: Opening: Katamari Damacy "Love Everlasting" by DDRKirby(ISQ) Ending: Chrono Cross "When Two Worlds Meet" by Earth Kid, Jorito
43:39
January 9, 2020
Smell of the Podcast: Guilty Gear Strive, Borderlands 3, FF7 Remake
Happy New Year! We've got a bonus episode to tide you over until Alex and I are back from our new year vacations! Friend of the show Codara stops by my hometown and we talk games in my local coffee shop....seriously, we really recorded in a coffee shop. So grab yourself a cup of coffee and ready up for some in-depth fighting game talk, Persona 5, and more! Let us know what you're up to or playing by sending us a voice message or giving us a shout on Twitter @UGP_cast! Remember to subscribe, follow, and leave a review^^ Music Credits via OC Remix: Opening: Final Fantasy V "Fire Cross" by LuIzA Ending: Street Fighter II: The World Warrior "Ryu for Four Pianos" by Reuben Kee
59:26
January 3, 2020
Memories Are What Was 2019: A Year in Review
Thanks for the memories 2019! You gave us RE2 Remake, Sekiro, Death Stranding, Control, Avengers: Endgame, Joker, a new Star Wars, Promare, and so much more!  Unfortunately, we forgot to talk about most of them. But, that's ok because we did remember our favorite games we played in 2019, our most memorable anime movies, and then we briefly chat about what we're hype for in 2020! Most of all, we love you, the listeners for making our 2019 the best ever! Thanks for sticking with us, and we hope to make even more memories with you in 2020! Segments: 1. Voice Message from listener Kytel! 2. Opening 3. Our Games of 2019 games: Tokyo Xandu ex+, Bloodborne 4. Our Anime of 2019: Tenki no Ko and DBZ: Broly 5. A Look Forward to 2020: FFVIIR, Cyberpunk, and LG's big TV 6. Closing Let us know what you're up to or playing by sending us a voice message or giving us a shout on Twitter @UGP_cast! Remember to subscribe, follow, and leave a review^^ Music Credits: Opening: Katamari Damacy "Love Everlasting" by DDRKirby(ISQ) Ending: Chrono Cross "When Two Worlds Meet" by Earth Kid, Jorito
58:22
December 27, 2019
Freshest Podcast of the Year: Game Awards, Xbox Series X, FF7: Crisis Core + More Ryza!
And the award for Freshest Podcast, presented by Subway, goes to.... the Unknown Games Podcast! We won, right? No, well...I guess we'll just talk about the real award winners at the Game Awards! Alex gives his in-depth review of the Xbox Series X reveal and specs, Adrian continues to enjoy more Final Fantasy 7: Crisis Core, and miss thicc, Atelier Ryza, comes back to the show as Alex begins his first play-through! Segments: 1. Opening 2. What We're Playing: Crisis Core, Atelier Ryza 3. News and Topic: Game Awards, Xbox Series X, Game of the Year 4. Closing Let us know what you're up to or playing by sending us a voice message or giving us a shout on Twitter @UGP_cast! Remember to subscribe, follow, and leave a review^^ Music Credits: Opening: Katamari Damacy "Love Everlasting" by DDRKirby(ISQ) Ending: Chrono Cross "When Two Worlds Meet" by Earth Kid, Jorito
1:10:01
December 19, 2019
We've Been Blessed: Artist Interview, PlayStation Memories & FF7 Love
We've got new podcast art and we look spiffy! How do you like us now? We interview Haulau, the artist behind our new look, and ask her the hard questions like, "What inspired your art style, and what games are you playing?" All jokes aside, three's company and it's an awesome interview! Plus, PlayStation turned 25, so we reminisce on the brand, the games, and our memories of big brother PS^^ Check out the wonderful Haulau's Deviant Art: www.deviantart.com/haulau Segments: 1. Opening 2. Artist Interview: Haulau 3. The Topic: Our Favorite PlayStation Memories 4. News: Kingdom Hearts DLC/Persona 5 Scramble/FFVII Remake Skytree event 5. Closing Let us know what you're up to or playing by sending us a voice message or giving us a shout on Twitter @UGP_cast! Remember to subscribe, follow, and leave a review^^ Music Credits: Opening: Katamari Damacy "Love Everlasting" by DDRKirby(ISQ) Ending: Chrono Cross "When Two Worlds Meet" by Earth Kid, Jorito qocjwECdzqsXf9zkcKqE
1:01:31
December 12, 2019
The Problem with The Game Awards, JRPG's & KFC Japan
We're guilty this week for not playing any games, hopefully Santa won't hold that against us! Instead, we review Adrian's Thanksgiving, slam on KFC Japan, and then discuss how slow-paced JRPG can be to start. Finally, Alex has some bones to pick with the Game Award's GOTY nominees! Let us know what you're up to or playing by sending us a voice message or giving us a shout on Twitter @UGP_cast! Remember to subscribe, follow, and leave a review^^ Segments: 1. Opening 2. Japan/US Life: Thanksgiving + Japanese KFC 3. What We're Playing: JPRGs, Kingdom Hearts/MGS 4. The Topic & News: The Game Awards, Apex update 5. Closing Music Credits: Opening: Katamari Damacy "Love Everlasting" by DDRKirby(ISQ) Ending: Chrono Cross "When Two Worlds Meet" by Earth Kid, Jorito
51:22
December 6, 2019
2 Girls 1 Bike: Thanksgiving Edition
Is Kandagawa Jet Girls going to be the best water racer? Are Adrian and Alex actually going to co-op it? We answer those questions, plus food stories from Adrian's continuing journey in the US! We also stuff our faces and thoughts on Google's Stadia! Happy holidays and safe travels!  Let us know what you're up to or playing by sending us a voice message or giving us a shout on Twitter @UGP_cast! Remember to subscribe, follow, and leave a review^^ Segments: 1. Opening: Life in Japan/US 2. What We're Playing: Pokemon Sword and Shield 3. The Topic & News: Half-Life Alyx, Valve Index, Google Stadia 4. Closing: End of the year in Japan Music Credits: Opening: Katamari Damacy "Love Everlasting" by DDRKirby(ISQ) Ending: Chrono Cross "When Two Worlds Meet" by Earth Kid, Jorito
49:17
November 27, 2019
Walking Simulator 2019: Death Stranding, Pokemon, and the end of an era
Alex has devised a coup. The podcast has a new host. Only joking. With Adrian away for some R&R, Alex takes over as host as we discuss Hideo Kojima's newest game, the latest Pokemon entries,  and surprise news from Valve. We also mourn the loss of a Japanese gaming legend. Super shout out to Nick from the Reiwa Gaming Podcast for being a special guest on this week's episode. Go check him out at https://anchor.fm/reiwa-gaming-podcast/ And when you're done that, don't forget to send us voice message and follow us on Twitter @UGP_cast! Music Credits: Opening: Katamari Damacy "Love Everlasting" by DDRKirby(ISQ) Ending: Chrono Cross "When Two Worlds Meet" by Earth Kid, Jorito
1:14:54
November 21, 2019
Best Games of the Decade + Persona 5: Royal, Apex Duos, Atelier Ryza DLC & Our STEAM Libraries
2019 is winding down and the true future, 2020, is upon us! We review Polygon's Best Games of the Decade and ask ourselves, "Wait, why is this game on the list?" We get the feeling you'll agree with us on the #1 spot. Alex is still blowing through P5: Royal, and while we're in the land of JRPGs, we stop to discuss Ryza's hot new DLC! And you know it's not a show without a little Apex Legends!  Let us know your top games of the decade or what's in your steam library by sending us a voice message or giving us a shout on Twitter @UGP_cast! Music Credits: Opening: Katamari Damacy "Love Everlasting" by DDRKirby(ISQ) Ending: Chrono Cross "When Two Worlds Meet" by Earth Kid, Jorito
1:11:55
November 15, 2019
Sugar and Rainbows: Overwatch 2, Diablo IV, Persona 5 Royal, Apex Duos + More!
Blizzcon has come and gone, but we're still digesting the news. Come listen to our hot takes about whether or not Overwatch 2 is necessary and if Diablo IV is something to get excited about. Plus, it's not all sugar and rainbows in the land of Twitch vs. Mixer as the top Destiny streamer has switched sides. We checkout Mixer and see what all the fuss is about. Turn up, for another great episode! Let us know what you're playing, send us a voice message on our Anchor homepage, or give us a shout on Twitter @UGP_cast! Music Credits: Opening: Katamari Damacy "Love Everlasting" by DDRKirby(ISQ) Ending: Chrono Cross "When Two Worlds Meet" by Earth Kid, Jorito
1:16:55
November 8, 2019
Twitch vs. Mixer, SAO: Alicization + Alex is Back!
Long lost co-host Alex returns and we're celebrating with an extra special episode! We talk about GRIS, Muse Dash, Apex Legends, this anime season's picks, news, and so much more!  Let us know what you're playing, send us a voice message on our Anchor homepage, or give us a shout on Twitter @UGP_cast! Music Credits: Opening: Katamari Damacy "Love Everlasting" by DDRKirby(ISQ) Ending: Chrono Cross "When Two Worlds Meet" by Earth Kid, Jorito
1:11:11
November 1, 2019
Astral Chain, Kill la Kill, and Riot's 10th Anniversary
In the words of this week's guest Revarr, "Astral Chain is the spiritual successor to Chaos Legion. Get it."  Alex is still afk, but we're still bringing in a hype guest to talk games, anime, and the latest gaming news! Thanks to all our listeners around the world, and thank you for your support! Share the podcast with your friends and enjoy gaming! Let us know what you're playing, send us a voice message on our Anchor homepage, or give us a shout on Twitter @UGP_cast! Music Credits: Opening: Katamari Damacy "Love Everlasting" by DDRKirby(ISQ) Ending: Chrono Cross "When Two Worlds Meet" by Earth Kid, Jorito
48:17
October 25, 2019
Bonus Cast: PS5 and Blizzard News
Alex is gone, he really left me for outer space travels. But, no worries, our first guest of the show Anthony is here to fill in! Indivisible is finally out, the PS5 is official, and Blizzard is in straight hot water! Thanks to all our listeners around the world, and thank you for your support! Let us know what you're playing, send us a voice message on our Anchor homepage, or give us a shout on Twitter @UGP_cast! Music Credits: Opening: Katamari Damacy "Love Everlasting" by DDRKirby(ISQ) Ending: Chrono Cross "When Two Worlds Meet" by Earth Kid, Jorito
50:10
October 19, 2019
Backlog in Space
This week we realize that we're still playing Apex Legends but that we also have a huge backlog collection to get to. We discuss the Yakuza series switch to turn base gameplay, how to really get through Valkyria Chronicles 2, and the new Picard trailer from Comic Con NYC!  Let us know what you're playing, and send us a voice message from homepage or give us a shout on Twitter @UGP_cast! Music Credits: Opening: Katamari Damacy "Love Everlasting" by DDRKirby(ISQ) Ending: Chrono Cross "When Two Worlds Meet" by Earth Kid, Jorito
41:02
October 16, 2019
Apex Season 3, Code Vein, and Xenosaga!?
Apeeeeeex is back and Season 3 is too legit! Somehow after all this time, we're still hype on Xenosaga and the need for an HD collection! Let us know what you're playing, and send us a voice message from homepage or give us a shout on Twitter @UGP_cast! Music Credits: Opening: Katamari Damacy "Love Everlasting" by DDRKirby(ISQ) Ending: Chrono Cross "When Two Worlds Meet" by Earth Kid, Jorito
44:25
October 10, 2019
Too Many Games + Kandagawa Jet Girls!
Adrian and Alex talk about the upcoming game releases and what we've been playing! Such a crazy year for games, but it's such a wonderful one, too!  Let us know what you're playing, and send us a voice message from homepage or give us a shout on Twitter @UGP_cast!  Music Credits: Opening: Katamari Damacy "Love Everlasting" by DDRKirby(ISQ) Ending: Chrono Cross "When Two Worlds Meet" by Earth Kid, Jorito
46:29
October 10, 2019
New Beginnings + TGS'19 Recap
This week host and co-host, Adrian and Alex, talk Tokyo Game Show 2019 and about what upcoming games they're looking forward to playing!
47:22
October 6, 2019