January 12, 2017

#276: Taco Truck Challenge

Join us as we answer 2017's most burning questions: What is it like owning a dragon-cat-dog-bird-thing? How not-terrible is Watch Dogs 2? Is Paul stuck in an Animal Crossing time loop? What's your social security number? Also, D.J. attends a stage play.

Things Discussed: Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Final Fantasy XIV, Mass Effect Andromeda, Nintendo Switch, Replica, The Last Guardian, Watch Dogs 2

January 5, 2017

#275: Sneaky Ninja in the Cyber Age

We reflect back on the games of 2016: the ones we loved, the ones we were only mildly enthused about, and the ones that made is stare blankly at our phones while we wandered into traffic.

Things Discussed: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, Doom, Dragon Quest Builders, Final Fantasy XV, Gears of War 4, Groove Coaster, Inside, Overwatch, Oxenfree, Paper Mario: Color Splash, Pokemon Go, Stardew Valley, The Last Guardian, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Tom Clancy's The Division, Uncharted 4: A Thief's End

December 29, 2016

Mini Hangover: The Final Fantasy Prelude

D.J. and Paul listen to how one classic Final Fantasy song has evolved over the series' 30-year history.

Things Discussed: Final Fantasy, game music

December 27, 2016

Mini Hangover: Batman: The Telltale Series

**SPOILER ALERT** On this special mini episode, Paul is joined by his wife Courtney and they chat about their co-op play through of Batman: The Telltale Series. Spoilers abound!

Things Discussed: Batman: The Telltale Series

December 15, 2016

#274: A Good Time with a Good Dude

Good riddance, 2016! We cap off the year with a mailbag full of your questions and a round or two or three or four of our beverages of choice. Who will get eaten this time??

Things Discussed: Gears of War, God of War, Nintendo Switch, Perfect Dark, Ratchet and Clank, Tetris

December 8, 2016

#273: Best Game Music of 2016

Put on your headphones and join us as we listen to the greatest video game music from this terrible year.

Things Discussed: Civilization VI, Doom, Final Fantasy XIV, Final Fantasy XV, game music, Groove Coaster, Mirror's Edge 2, Monster Hunter Generations, Nuclear Throne, Oxenfree, Quantum Break, Stardew Valley, Stellaris

December 1, 2016

#272: Overall Pretty Dumb

Paul embarks on the anime road trip of a lifetime. D.J. takes a (short!) break from rebuilding Alefgard to hang out with a robot buddy. Randy tries to figure out why everyone's dead.

Things Discussed: Alone with You, Dragon Quest, Dragon Quest Builders, Final Fantasy XV, Titanfall 2

November 23, 2016

#271: Things We Know to Be Things

Randy finds his new ninja lifestyle oddly unsatisfying. Paul is trapped in the PlayStation 1 zombie wasteland of his dreams. D.J. is also trapped, but in an annoying space pod. Also Dragon Quest Builders Dragon Quest Builders Dragon Quest Builders.

Things Discussed: Capsule, Dragon Quest Builders, Ice Station Z, Ronin

November 17, 2016

#270: Ffftroggy

We survived Extra Life last week and then started playing even MORE games so we could chat about those GAMES this week. Games like Alphabet, Nium, and Letter Quest Remastered. Also this week: dogs and survival games.

Things Discussed: Alphabet, Dishonored, Ice Station Z, Letter Quest Remastered, Nium, The Long Dark

November 10, 2016

#269: Live at Extra Life 2016

Have some semi-coherent rambling after staying up too late playing video games. And then... our Extra Life live show, ha ha!!

Things Discussed: Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Dishonored, Dragon Quest Builders, Extra Life, Extra Life 2016, Osiris: New Dawn, PlayStation VR, The Legend of Zelda

November 2, 2016

#268: I Want the Pumpkin Face!

Paul attempts to drag Randy and D.J. into the depths of the Civilization VI rabbit hole. D.J. is tricked into playing a video game by a spooky grandma. Randy learns about how the people of Norway benefit from sustainable energy.

Things Discussed: Balance, Civilization VI, Overwatch

October 27, 2016

#267: A Counter to Whatever You Encounter

Paul replaces homes with slightly nicer homes. Randy learns what to do about a soggy toad. D.J. decides to loiter in a vacant virtual house where the Target employees can't find him. And Nintendo introduces the Slapchop.

Things Discussed: Anatomy, Dragon Quest Builders, Final Fantasy XIV, Nintendo Switch, Overwatch, Paper Mario: Color Splash

October 20, 2016

#266: Something Bad Happened

Randy tries to determine if Paper Mario: Color Splash is finally the game that justifies the Wii U's, well... Wii U-ness. D.J. descends into Thumper's spooky rhythm dimension. And yes, Dragon Quest VII.

Things Discussed: Chase: Cold Case Investigations: Distant Memories, Dragon Quest VII, Final Fantasy XIV, Paper Mario: Color Splash, Thumper

October 13, 2016

#265: Smurgushbird

We get a glimpse of Paul's nascent Dragon Quest Builders addiction as he recounts his time with the demo. Meanwhile, D.J. makes the responsible decision to only play games for 15 minutes at a time, and, doing the opposite, Randy plays Picross 3D.

Things Discussed: Dragon Quest Builders, Dragon Quest VII, Gravity Bone, Picross 3D Round 2, Stardew Valley, Thirty Flights of Loving, Virginia

October 6, 2016

#264: Fake Authenticity

Paul and Randy revisit New Deus Ex's grim future where cybernetic superhumans can't stop breaking into their neighbors' homes to steal their snacks and drinks. Also, we play Virginia: The Official Game of the U.S. State, and Dragon Quest VII is.

Things Discussed: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, Dragon Quest VII, Virginia

September 29, 2016

#263: NBD

By listening to this episode you will learn: how to select the appropriate robot dog for any situation; operating procedures for the Belus-07 railway vehicle in case of apocalypse; how to get through the first hour of Dragon Quest VII in only three hours

Things Discussed: Dragon Quest VII, Final Fantasy XIV, ReCore, The Final Station

September 22, 2016

#262: You Just Stole My Onions!

Kitchen thievery in Overcooked, naked ninjas being shot out of cannons in Ninja Launcher, and Adam Jensen's sunglasses. One of those things is not like the other... but to find out you'll need to listen to this week's episode! Also: Randy is still (not) dead (hopefully) and we flashback to Flashback: The Quest for Identity.

Things Discussed: Feed Mii, Final Fantasy V, Flashback: The Quest for Identity, Market Crashers, Mii Trek, Ninja Launcher, Overcooked, Slot Car Rivals

September 15, 2016

#261: Straight Outta XCOM

D.J. risks prison time playing AM2R, the Metroid II fan remake. Without Randy around, the conversation quickly devolves into Final Fantasy and Star Trek, but it's mostly because Paul played Halcyon 6: Starbase Commander. Mostly.

Things Discussed: AM2R, Battlefield 1, Halcyon 6: Starbase Commander, Star Trek Online

September 8, 2016

#260: Almost Live at PAX West 2016

Paul and D.J. report in from the first ever PAX West. Hear about Dragon Quest Builders, The Silver Case, World of Final Fantasy, PAX Game Show Night, and more!

Things Discussed: Dragon Quest Builders, Dragon Quest VII, Final Fantasy XII, PAX, PAX West 2016, The Silver Case, Thumper, World of Final Fantasy

September 1, 2016

#259: Fill Him Full of Juice

D.J. returns to the Deep Dungeon to find a new way to play Final Fantasy XIV, then rolls a healer in popular Internet meme, Overwatch, because maybe there's more to gaming than killing people. Meanwhile, Randy kills people with zillions of grenades in Deus Ex: Mankind Divided yeahhhh siicckkkkk

Things Discussed: Altered Beast, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, Final Fantasy XIV, No Man's Sky, Overwatch