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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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Live from Twitch: Phasmophobia, New PS5 UI, Fixing Online Ranking
That's right, we're live from Twitch! Going forward all of our podcast will be on Twitch and in audio form! We hope you'll join us on Mondays at 8:30 PM Japan Standard Time, https://www.twitch.tv/ninjatrix! This week's show is truly one of the best, up there on that master-tier Vtuber level, so we hope you will enjoy this next step in engagement with you! Agenda: 1. Intro 2. Games We Play- Undertale, Phasmophobia 3. Gaming News- PlayStation 5 new UI and 8.00 update, Guilty Gear Strive Online, Genshin Impact 4. Closing Announcements Let us know your thoughts by leaving us a voice message or shout out on our Twitter, @UGP_cast. YouTube & SNS links: http://streamerlinks.com/ugp_cast Music Credits from OC Remix: Opening: Undertale "Golden Flowers" by Level 99, OceansAndrew, OverClocked University Ending: Donkey Kong Country "Drowning in Brambles" by 744
1:08:42
October 22, 2020
Ba Dum Tss! - Among Us, PS5 Teardown, and Cheeseburgers
Sometimes it's easy to miss the punchline. Take Among Us, you might have missed it the first go around two years ago, but now you swear by how much fun you've had in it. Oh, and what about the first game in a franchise that you didn't play? All those sequels later you're feeling a little lost, so it's a good thing the devs restarted it at 0 or as a non-numbered sequel, right? Don't worry, we're still the Unknown Games Podcast, no sequels needed! Enjoy~ Agenda: 1. Intro 2. Games We Play- Among Us 3. Topic- Numbered Sequels vs. Non-numbered Sequels in Gaming 4. Japanese Fast Food- Limited Edition Mac Double Cheeseburger 5. Gaming News: PlayStation 5 Teardown, TGS20 Follow-up, Guilty Gear Strive & Genshin Impact News 6. Closing Announcements Let us know your thoughts by leaving us a voice message or shout out on our Twitter, @UGP_cast. YouTube & SNS links: http://streamerlinks.com/ugp_cast Music Credits from OC Remix: Opening: Undertale "Golden Flowers" by Level 99, OceansAndrew, OverClocked University Ending: Donkey Kong Country "Drowning in Brambles" by 744
1:14:40
October 15, 2020
Press X to Waifu: Is Genshin Impact Worth Your Time?
Would you like a new, 2D anime waifu or husbando to adventure with you in a fantasy world with monsters, dragons, and adventure? Yes, well, go play Genshin Impact! We've brought another special guest on this week's show to help us take a look at the game and what makes it fun! Plus, we continue celebrating our second year with new intro and outro music, chosen by Alex himself! Year 2 of the Unknown Games Podcast, starts now! Agenda: 1. Guest Introduction 2. Genshin Impact- Overview, Likes, Complaints 3. Gaming News 9/28 to 8/5 4. Closing Announcements Let us know your thoughts by leaving us a voice message or shout out on our Twitter, @UGP_cast. YouTube & SNS links: http://streamerlinks.com/ugp_cast Music Credits from OC Remix: Opening: Undertale "Golden Flowers" by Level 99, OceansAndrew, OverClocked University Ending: Donkey Kong Country "Drowning in Brambles" by 744
1:02:07
October 9, 2020
Tokyo Game Show Recap: NieR, Hyrule Warriors, Monster Hunter Rise!
It's a special episode because it's been one year since we started the Unknown Games Podcast, and we're super happy that we've been able to bring you some amazing shows throughout the year! We've got another special guest and friend of the show on to help us celebrate, too. It's a chill show, and we're reviewing our favorite news from TGS'20 and the past two weeks! Thanks for all of your support in the many episodes to come! Agenda: 1. Guest Introduction 2. Tokyo Game Show 2020 Recap 3. PlayStation 5 News Recap 4. Microsoft and Bethesda News Recap 5. Closing Announcements Let us know your thoughts by leaving us a voice message or shout out on our Twitter, @UGP_cast. YouTube & SNS links: http://streamerlinks.com/ugp_cast 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
1:16:25
October 2, 2020
Ahoooooy: Behind the VTuber Craze
We take a closer look at the recent, but not recent, VTuber craze that's been booming in Japan, Asia, and that's now spreading to the West. You'll learn a lot, laugh a lot, and even hear some voice clips of our favorite representative VTubers. Alex and Adrian have really been wanting to record this for a while, so we hope you enjoy the episode and the special guests that we've brought back to help us discuss it all! Let us know your opinions on Vtubers by leaving us a voice message or shout out on our Twitter, @UGP_cast. List of Vtubers: Hoshimachi Suisei, Projekt Melody, Houshou Marine, Otogibara Era, Akai Haato, Kizuna AI, Mirai Akari Project, Mito Tsukino, Shirakami Fubuki List of Agencies: hololive, hololiveEN, Nijisanji Agenda: 1. Guest Introductions 2. Introduction to Vtubers 3. What Makes Them Special 4. Scandals 5. The Future of Vtubing 6. Closing Announcements YouTube & SNS links: http://streamerlinks.com/ugp_cast 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
1:19:59
September 25, 2020
The Deal Breaker: Xbox Series S
This episode is all about the Xbox Series S. We're talking price, the look, Game Pass, and all those good things that juxtapose the PlayStation 5 and even the Xbox Series X! It's a short, but sweet episode. Yes, the PS5 details are now out, but you'll have for our take on that next week. Let us know your opinions on the new consoles by leaving us a voice message or shout out on our Twitter, @UGP_cast. 1. Intro 2. Gaming News Topic: Xbox Series S and September PS5 Event 3. Closing Announcements YouTube & SNS links: http://streamerlinks.com/ugp_cast 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
38:05
September 18, 2020
Overrated Quacks: Undertale, RTX 30 Series, Spellbreak + Minorities in Anime
This is the week we blowout the Unknown Games Podcast to epic, overrated proportions with one of our longest episodes yet. Alex is so hype he tried to take over the show, Adrian's full of quacks, and world of gaming is about to change with Nvidia's GeForce RTX 30 series. Oh....and this was recorded before the Xbox Series S was announced, so don't get your pants in a bunch. Finally, in a surprise twist, Alex springs the question on Adrian about black representation in Japan. Get ready, it's go it! 1. Intro 2. Games We Play: Spellbreak, Undertale 3. Mini-topic: Japanese Narratives in Media 4. Topic: Nvidia GeForce RTX 30 Series 5. Bonus: Minority Representation in Anime/Manga and Japan 6. Closing Announcements Send us a voice message, give us a shout on Twitter @UGP_cast, or subscribe and leave a review on iTunes^^ YouTube & SNS links: http://streamerlinks.com/ugp_cast 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 Bonus Ending: Chrono Cross "When Two Worlds Meet" by Earth Kid, Jorito
1:31:09
September 11, 2020
Hidden Gems: Japanese Arcades, Ghost of Tsushima, Vtuber 101
We've got a real treat for you with another bonus episode and a special guest! This episode is slower paced, clam, and dare we say, an interview on our guest's life in Japan! While we do talk a little Ghost of Tsushima toward the end, you'll want to brew yourself a pot of coffee or your favorite beverage and just chill out with us. Trust us, this is a humble episode filled with nostalgia and friendship! 1. Intro 2. Japan Life: Culture Differences, Travelling in Japan, Arcade Nostalgia 3. Games We Play: Ghost of Tsushima 4. Closing Announcements Send us a voice message, give us a shout on Twitter @UGP_cast, or subscribe and leave a review on iTunes^^ YouTube & SNS links: http://streamerlinks.com/ugp_cast 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
57:35
September 4, 2020
Big Money, Fast Cars: Alien Isolation, Epic's Fortnite Propaganda, DC Fandome
Come on down to the Unknown Games Podcast! We'll set ya up with a brand new car with a low interest loan. We promise it'll skyrocket your reputation enough to start earning the big bucks! If that's not enough, we can always scare you with Aliens, Wu Kong, or take away the freedom to use your Oculus account! Oh, did we mention that Epic Games has fans eating apples in Fortnite? Saddle up, crank up the volume, and grab yourself some sweet tea, cause we've got a good show for ya! 1. Intro 2. Games We Play: Alien Isolation, Apex Legends Season 6 3. Japanese Game Releases for 8/24 4. Gaming News: Apple Fires Back Against Epic Games, Black Myth: Wu Kong, DC Fandome Thoughts 5. Closing Announcements Send us a voice message, give us a shout on Twitter @UGP_cast, or subscribe and leave a review on iTunes^^ YouTube & SNS links: http://streamerlinks.com/ugp_cast 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
1:08:51
August 28, 2020
Dichotomy: Fortnite App Ban + Apex Season 6 Hype
This week we're talking about the dichotomy of Epic Games! Are they really trying to help the little guys, or are they just seeking more profit for their own game, Fortnite? With its removal from both app stores, the discussion about fees associated with in-app purchases are popping up left and right! Then again, why so serious? We turn up for our favorite battle royal, Apex S6! Plus, we've got a little bit of news! All of this, plus a creepy....super creepy voice appearance in the show...Get ready, get set, now go listen! 1. Intro 2. Topic: Fortnite Removed from Google Play/iTunes App Store, Epic Games Direct Payment 3. Gaming News- Apex Season 6 Overview, Xbox Series X, Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne DLC (Dante is back!) 4. Closing Announcements Send us a voice message, give us a shout on Twitter @UGP_cast, or subscribe and leave a review on iTunes^^ YouTube & SNS links: http://streamerlinks.com/ugp_cast 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
53:15
August 21, 2020
Don't Move: A PSA for Moving in Japan
We focus on Japan life this week as Alex is back and getting settled into his new crib. Wait, does anyone still say "crib"? Anyways, he's achieved another status upgrade in life and is ready to give you the details on what it's like moving to another apartment in Japan. Hint, it's hot, busy, and tiring. We hope you'll find Alex's struggles informative and enjoyable! 1. Intro 2. Japan Life: Alex's Moving Experience 3. Gaming News- Ninja back on Twitch, Dr. Disrespect on YouTube, Yoshinori Ono leaves Capcom 4. Closing Announcements Send us a voice message, give us a shout on Twitter @UGP_cast, or subscribe and leave a review on iTunes^^ YouTube & SNS links: http://streamerlinks.com/ugp_cast 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
54:47
August 14, 2020
Evil Lawyer G: Fall Guys + Gulity Gear Strive, Tekken 7, Soul Calibur 6 News
Once again, Alex is gone and Adrian has been left to fend for himself. Along the way, he met a friend, an up and coming lawyer from Indonesia who also plays games. So Adrian asked, "Wanna be on a podcast?" Thus, the can of worms was opened. And for one episode, the podcast lost its balance and its way. So what did UGP gain in return? You'll have to listen to find out - G 1. Intro + Guest Introduction 2. Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout, 20XX, Superbrothers Sword and Sorcery 3. Topic: Japanese Fighting Game Announcements from Capcom, SNK, Bandai Namco + more! 4. Other Gaming News 5. Closing Announcements Send us a voice message, give us a shout on Twitter @UGP_cast, or subscribe and leave a review on iTunes^^ YouTube & SNS links: http://streamerlinks.com/ugp_cast 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 
48:32
August 7, 2020
The Truth Bullet: Xbox July Showcase, Death Come True, Shin Megami Tensei 5 & Nocturne News
These week we bite the truth bullet and tell you the solid, cold facts of gaming like how Death Come True is a fun game you should experience, we really do have super powers to summon up remakes and remasters like SMT 3 Nocturne, Xbox Game Pass is a hidden gem of joy but their showcase just left us flattened, and yeah, FFVII Remake Part 2 is going to rock even if you didn't like the ending of Part 1! We went in deep this week, so get ready for the hard truth and a fun time! 1. Intro 2. Games We Play: Death Come True, Hyperdimension Neptunia Series 3. Japan Life: Top Drinks to Grab in Japan 4. Topic: Xbox's July Showcase, Game Pass 5. Gaming News: Final Fantasy 7 Remake Part 2, Shin Megami Tensei 5 & Nocturne News 6. Closing Announcements Send us a voice message, give us a shout on Twitter @UGP_cast, or subscribe and leave a review on iTunes^^ YouTube & SNS links: http://streamerlinks.com/ugp_cast 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
1:19:49
July 31, 2020
Missed Connections: Game Reviews vs. Public Opinion + Capcom IP Revival Wishes
We've got quite the show for you this week, featuring all the best things in life we found on Craigslist....wait, no that's not right...Alex explains the title of this week's podcast to Adrian, and then we have our own missed connection with some of the games we're playing and the review scores they've had. If you have a missed connection with us, like a bad connection, don't disconnect, stay close, and remember, the Unknown Games Podcast is always there for no matter when or where you are! (in a non-creepy, missed connection way) 1. Intro 2. Japan Talk: Craigslist and Mis-connections 3. Ys: Memories of Celceta, Final Fantasy XIII, Iconoclasts 4. Topic: Game Reviews vs. Public Opinions and Capcom Franchise Revivals 5. Gaming News 6. Closing Announcements Send us a voice message, give us a shout on Twitter @UGP_cast, or subscribe and leave a review on iTunes^^ YouTube & SNS links: http://streamerlinks.com/ugp_cast 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
51:18
July 24, 2020
The Secret Webs: Erica, CrossCode, Localization in Gaming + the News!
This week, we explore the dark territory of gaming...interactive cinematic gaming. Yes, it's a genre! Yes, Sony decided to give it to us for free! No, Adrian and Alex were not forced to play it but did spend 2 hours of their lives in the world of Erica. We talk about that, plus, Alex gets all nostalgic in CrossCode! Finally, we discuss the difficulties of translating Japanese to English~ It's a short, but sweet episode you're going to love! Now to head back to the normal web to listen^^ 1. Intro 2. Erica, Sayonara Wild Hearts, CrossCode 3. Topic: Localization in Gaming 4. Gaming News 5. Closing Announcements Send us a voice message, give us a shout on Twitter @UGP_cast, or subscribe and leave a review on iTunes^^ YouTube & SNS links: http://streamerlinks.com/ugp_cast 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
54:33
July 17, 2020
Stay Thirsty: Are Games Worth $69? + Last of Us 2, Hyper Scape, Ys: Memories of Celceta
How much is your time worth? What rate do you value it at? That's precisely the debate we have after 2K Games decided that NBA 2K21 will cost $69.99. Should all next-gen games follow this trend, or should it be on a case by case basis? Plus, Adrian gives an update on his progress in Last of Us 2, while Alex starts Ys for the second time! It's a wonderful show, and you'll be surprised just how fast 1 hour passes. Trust us, you'll want more! 1. Intro 2. Last of Us Part 2, Ghost of Tsushima, Ys: Memories of Celceta, Guilty Gear & More 3. Topic: Potential Rise in Game Prices- Price vs. Time 4. News: Hyper Scape, Japanese McDonald's Food Update, EVO Cancelled 5. Closing Announcements Send us a voice message, give us a shout on Twitter @UGP_cast, or subscribe and leave a review on iTunes^^ YouTube & SNS links: http://streamerlinks.com/ugp_cast 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
1:03:14
July 10, 2020
Crunch Into It: Steam Summer Sale, Marvel's Avengers, New Game Plus Recap + New Limited Burgers
Are you ready to bite into this fast food edition of the UGP cast? Alex and I have the McDonald's cravings! Let's face it, who can resist Canada's Mighty Beef Burger? Its might has got us in a review of their recent round of limited summer specialties in this week's Japan life segment. Plus, Steam's Summer Sale is making sure we stay broke with a huge selection of games, and we talk about some that are on our wish list. All of that, plus more gaming news in another episode of the Unknown Games Podcast! 1. Intro 2. Japan Life: McDonald's Limited Spicy Nuggets, Country Burgers, Black Thunder McFlurry 3. Topic: Steam Summer Sale Recommendations 4. Gaming News: Marvel's Avengers, New Game Plus Recap 5. Closing Announcements Send us a voice message, give us a shout on Twitter @UGP_cast, or subscribe and leave a review on iTunes^^ YouTube & SNS links: http://streamerlinks.com/ugp_cast 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
48:44
July 3, 2020
"D" for Defense: Last of Us 2, New Pokemon Snap, EA Play Recap + Apex Stories
Adrian's gone on a game playing spree! From Last of Us Part 2 to FF14, Destiny 2, and Borderlands 3, he's on complete lock down when it's come to gaming. Did we mention he finally finished Final Fantasy 7 Remake? Probably not, but he did. But the main game this week is Last of Us 2, and no worries, it's spoiler free. Plus,  we got loads of news to cover! So get ready for a super-sized episode of the Unknown Games Podcast! 1. Intro 2. Games We Play: Last of Us Part 2, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, Destiny 2 3. New Pokemon Snap, EA Play Recap, Apex, and Sonic News 4. Closing Announcements Send us a voice message, give us a shout on Twitter @UGP_cast, or subscribe and leave a review on iTunes^^ YouTube & SNS links: http://streamerlinks.com/ugp_cast 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
1:14:50
June 26, 2020
It's Really Good: Persona 4 Golden + PS5 Unveiling/w Predictions
It's really good! Trust us, it's really good! Persona 4 Golden is really good, do you still not believe us? We'll get ready to hear about the new upgrades, why you should play it (again), and what it potentially means for Japanese publishers. Plus, the PlayStation 5 is finally here! We're talking about it's look, the games, and of course launch game lineup speculation! Sit back, relax, and enjoy this week's episode^^ 1. Intro 2. Games We Play: Persona 4 Golden 3. PS5 Reveal Event & Predictions 4. Closing Announcements Send us a voice message, give us a shout on Twitter @UGP_cast, or subscribe and leave a review on iTunes^^ YouTube & SNS links: http://streamerlinks.com/ugp_cast 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
50:43
June 19, 2020
Double Dip Your Chickens: Trials of Mana, Game Gear Micro, A Plague Tale + Culture Shock Tales
What have we told you about double dipping on episodes? Nothing! That's right, cause it's totally fine to double, triple, or even quadruple dip on an episode if you feel like doing so! This week Alex and Adrian talk DPS checks in Trials of Mana, crazy mom bicyclers in Japan, and we reminisce about SEGA's glory days! Wait, SEGA had glory days? Find out what they were and more on this week's episode of the Unknown Games Podcast!  1. Intro 2. Games We Play: Trials of Mana & A Plague Tale 3. Japan Life: Bicycle life in Japan 4. News: Sega's 60th Anniversary Talk, Bloodborne PC Rumors 5. Closing Announcements Send us a voice message, give us a shout on Twitter @UGP_cast, or subscribe and leave a review on iTunes^^ YouTube & SNS links: http://streamerlinks.com/ugp_cast 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
46:09
June 12, 2020
Break Our Limits: PS5 Speculation, AI: The Somnium Files, Love Plus Every
This week we try to deliver you a shorter episode but just as packed as any normal episode! It's short, simple, and sweet. So enjoy, and thank you for all your support! 1. Intro 2. Games We Play: AI: The Somnium Files, A Plague Tale: Innocence 3. Gaming News: PS5 Event Speculations, Love Plus Every, and News 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^^ UGP Streams: Now Playing Sunset Overdrive, Iconoclasts, DJ Max -> twitch.tv/ninjatrix YouTube, Instagram and other SNS links: Unknown Games Podcast 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
42:14
June 5, 2020
Somethings in the Closet XX: Amazon's Crucible, Phantom Breaker BG, Jet Girls Return!?
You can never be too careful when it comes to things hiding inside your closet, or you can get lucky and find some hidden gaming treasure from your childhood. More than likely, you still want to keep your closet clean. This episode Alex and I decide to keep it "short" and chat about our co-op experience in Phantom Breaker BG. It's a very much a chill episode this week, and we hope you'll enjoy it! 1. Intro 2. Games We Play: Phantom Breaker BG, Crucible, Guilty Gear XX, Apex S5 3. Gaming News: Days of PlayStation Sale, Deals + Kandagawa Jet Girls 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^^ UGP Streams: Now Playing Sunset Overdrive, Iconoclasts, DJ Max -> twitch.tv/ninjatrix YouTube, Instagram and other SNS links: Unknown Games Podcast 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
51:05
May 29, 2020
The 555 Special: Unreal 5 Reveal, Apex Legends Season 5 + PS5 talk & Japan Life!
The 555 deal from back in the day at Domino's was the best pizza deal around! I argue, even better than Subway's $5 foot long deal. While times progress, the number 5 is still what I consider a special and magical number. Next gen, we're getting a couple of exciting five's, with the PlayStation 5 and Unreal Engine 5...and I'm sure there's another 5 somewhere, right? Plus, we warn you on the unavoidable dangers of Japanese summer^^ 1. Intro 2. Japan Life: All about dem roaches 3. Games We Play: Apex Legends Season 5 4. Topic: Unreal Engine 5/PlayStation 5 Gameplay 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 Sunset Overdrive, Iconoclasts, DJ Max -> twitch.tv/ninjatrix YouTube, Instagram and other SNS links: Unknown Games Podcast 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
1:10:57
May 22, 2020
Red Bull, Monkey Balls, and Voices: Inside Xbox + The Vtuber Debate!
Are you still you if your voice changes, not puberty, but like if a completely different person's voice takes over your body? We go meta, deep thinking, and examine what it means to be a "ghost". OK, seriously, we're talking Vtubers and how legit it may matter to fans if you switch up their voices! Plus, we offer our thoughts on Inside Xbox! No, we're not blowing'em up, but we're just offering our humble opinions^^ 1. Intro 2. Games We Play: Sunset Overdrive, Donut County, PC Gaming, FFVII Remake 3. Topic: Vtubers in Japan 4. News: Inside Xbox May 2020 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 Sunset Overdrive, Nioh, DJ Max -> twitch.tv/ninjatrix YouTube, Instagram and other SNS links: Unknown Games Podcast 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
1:02:06
May 15, 2020
Just Wanna Dance: FFVII Remake + Apex Legends
We've reached 500 listens, all thanks to you!!! Gather around the campfire, roast yourself some s'mores, and get ready for some small talk! This episode is what would have been an outtake and what would have been a forgotten conversation in time, but we saved it for you. It's short and sweet, and if you're lucky, we'll even ask you to the school dance!...What we're trying to say is that we really enjoy our time with you💖 1. Intro 2. Final Fantasy 7 Remake and Apex Legends chat 3. 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 Sunset Overdrive, Nioh, DJ Max -> twitch.tv/ninjatrix YouTube, Instagram and other SNS links: Unknown Games Podcast 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
21:36
May 8, 2020
Welcome to the Cookout: Blue Protocol Beta Hands-on Impressions
You ready for some hot impressions, fam? Cause we got our hands on the newest hottest MMORPG on the block, Blue Protocol! If you're a fan of anime, action JRPG's, MMO's, ...and uh, cat guys/girls, then boy is this game for you! We hope you'll enjoy our thoughts on the player classes, what we hope happens for its release, and if you should be looking forward to Blue Protocol on launch^^ 1. Intro 2. Blue Protocolβ In-depth impression 3. 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 Nioh, DJ Max -> twitch.tv/ninjatrix YouTube, Instagram and other SNS links: Unknown Games Podcast 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
47:42
May 1, 2020
Pop Pop, We're Thirty! FFVII: Remake, Persona 5: Scramble + Fun Gaming News
How do we look? Time flies fast and we've aged to 30 episodes! We think 30 is where you hit your stride, where you're free to do whatever you want! So Alex finished FF7 Remake (no spoilers), Adrian finished Ori and the Blind Forest, and in between it all we threw an online party to celebrate! We love talking games, Japan life, and podcasting! Thanks for being with us, and we hope to continue making more and more fun episodes for you to enjoy! 1. Intro 2. The Games We Play: Final Fantasy VII: Remake, Persona 5: Scramble, Ori and the Blind Forest 3. News: FF7R sales, Japan game sales, PS5 woes, Cyberpunk + Xbox One X 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^^ UGP Streams: Now Playing Nioh, DJ Max -> twitch.tv/ninjatrix YouTube, Instagram and other SNS links: Unknown Games Podcast   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
56:35
April 24, 2020
[Bonus DROPS] Valorant Beta Insights & DualSense Delights
Did you already finish FF7 Remake? I decided to give Alex a break this week to finish up FF7R, and Anthony is back in the co-host seat! Somehow we almost became the PC gaming podcast after talking so much Valorant, Team Fight Tactics, and yes, more DOOM Eternal! Sony also unveiled it's mystery controller, the DualSense! Did it "shock" you? We break it down as well as take a brief deep dive back into PS5's specs! All this, plus OG anime talk! 1. Intro 2. The Games We Play: Valorant Beta, DOOM Eternal, Team Fight Tactics 3. News: PS5 DualSense Controller, Playstation 5, OG Anime Picks 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^^ UGP Streams: Now Playing Nioh, DJ Max, Ori and the Blind Forest -> twitch.tv/ninjatrix YouTube, Instagram and other SNS links: Unknown Games Podcast    Music Credits from OC Remix: Opening: Final Fantasy VII "JENOVA Celestial" by bLiNd Ending: Yu-Gi-Oh!: Forbidden Memories "Pot of Greed Is Banned for a Reason" by Tuberz McGee
1:22:16
April 17, 2020
The Promised Reunion: DOOM Eternal, Valorant, FF7 Remake Launch Hype, Last of Us 2 News
Ho-hosts, panic attacks, sound bytes galore, the Doom Slayer gets an unthinkable comparison, and this week the promise day has finally arrived! Final Fantasy 7 Remake is here, we're diving a little deeper into DOOM Eternal, and so much more this week. It's a strange show from the start, but it's one of the best episodes we've ever recorded! 1. Intro 2. The Games We Play: Nioh, DOOM Eternal, Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE 3. News: Last of Us 2 Delay, FF7 Remake Launch, and more 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^^ UGP Streams: Now Playing Nioh, DJ Max, Ori and the Blind Forest -> twitch.tv/ninjatrix YouTube, Instagram and other SNS links: Unknown Games Podcast      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
57:48
April 10, 2020
Just Buy A Switch: Nintendo Direct Mini, Bravely Default 2, Nier Anniversary News, Stories from Apex
Welcome to the "mini" edition of the Unknown Games Podcast! We keep it short and sweet this week, and one day Adrian will get a Switch! Let's be honest, you'll hear him say it more than 2 or 3 times on this podcast, so maybe we should open a go fund me or Patreon for him. What do you think? 1. Intro 2. Nintendo Direct Mini Review and Nier News 3. Stories from Apex 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^^ UGP Streams: Now Playing Nioh, DJ Max, Ori and the Blind Forest -> twitch.tv/ninjatrix YouTube, Instagram and other SNS links: Unknown Games Podcast    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
39:39
April 3, 2020
Dude, There's Double Air Dash: A little DOOM Eternal, Code Vein, DJ Max, Darling in the FRANXX, and PS5 News
Dude, can you believe the week it's been? Bruh, there's Animal Crossing: New Horizon's and DOOM Eternal out now! Whaaa, you mean, two totally awesome games that we have yet to play?!?! Dude, what are we playing until we get DOOM? Code Vein and DJ Max, bruh! Dude! Bruh! Dude! Bruh! 1. Intro 2. Games We Play: Code Vein, DJ Max and Rhythm Games 3. Topic: PS5 GDC Presentation 4. News: FF7 Remake Distribution Delay, DOOM Eternal, Anime Talk (Darling in the FRANXX, SAO: Alicization) 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 Nioh, DJ Max, -> twitch.tv/ninjatrix YouTube, Instagram and other SNS links: Unknown Games Podcast   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
57:53
March 27, 2020
Go For Broke or Wash Your Hands: COD Warzone, E3 Cancelled, Horizon Zero Dawn PC + Nier News
We're all at home under lock down, whether your in Japan, the US, the UK, or anywhere around the world, the Coronavirus is trying to keep society down. However, we hope that our voices, laughter, and thoughts can help you pass your day by just a little bit more! Keep on uplifting each other, wash your hands, stay safe, and stay healthy! This week we talk a lot of games and rant over as to why are people complaining about Horizon Zero Dawn being on PC...It's another great show, and we hope you enjoy it! 1. Intro 2. Games We Play: Tokyo Mirage Sessions, Nioh 3. News: Horizon Zero Dawn PC, Call of Duty Warzone, Nier Anniversary 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^^   UGP Streams: Now Playing Nioh-> twitch.tv/ninjatrix Watch us on YouTube: Unknown Games Podcast 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
56:23
March 20, 2020
Stay Home: Let's Play the Final Fantasy 7 Remake Demo, Finally!
Let's play, let's share, let's listen to the sounds of Alex and Adrian playing the Final Fantasy 7 Remake demo. We've been waiting forever to get our hands on this demo, and we wanted you to be there with us as well did! This podcast is sort of an experiment, so let us know your feedback via Twitter or on YouTube! We hope to do this kind of episode once a month as part of UGP Plays! Be sure to check out the full video and subscribe to us on YouTube: Unknown Games Podcast Channel!  1. Intro 2. Let's Play FF7: Remake Demo 3. 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 Nioh-> 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
55:20
March 13, 2020
The Long Cast: Struggle to the Top- Nioh 2, Transistor, Japan Life
Seriously, the show this week is an hour and twenty, so make sure to rest up before coming back for the second half! We're asked some serious questions about the animation industry in Japan, as well as, our life in Japan. Up until now, we just gave you the short form answer, but this week we don't hold back. Don't worry, we still talk games in the first half of the show^^ Adrian's got Transistor and Nioh 2, while Alex just wants to play Chrono Cross but has a hard time doing it. We hope you enjoy this episode, and let us know what you think about it via Twitter! 1. Intro 2. Nioh 2 Demo, Transistor, PS Vita TV Struggles 3. Japan Life: The Animation Industry and Adjusting to Life in Japan 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^^   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
1:20:06
March 6, 2020
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
59:53
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
1:05:19
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
43:41
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
59:27
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
1:01:32
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
49:18
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
1:14:55
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
1:11:56
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
48:18
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
50:11
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