March 3, 2016

#234: The Full Asterisk Version

Randy falls back into one of his bad habits, and it's not even the one involving plastic guitars. Paul is on better terms with Fire Emblem: Fates. D.J. takes a break in between Yakuzas to shill for Activision, if they even make games still.

Things Discussed: Fire Emblem: Awakening, Fire Emblem: Fates, Guitar Hero Live, Superhot, Yakuza, Yakuza 2

February 25, 2016

#233: Tom Clancy's Fire Emblem

Paul and Randy delve into distinguished author Tom Clancy's latest pet project, the massively multiplayer online shooter, The Division. Meanwhile, D.J. continues his quest to kick every gangster in Tokyo. Also, the new Fire Emblem is confusing.

Things Discussed: Fire Emblem: Fates, Tom Clancy's The Division, Yakuza

February 18, 2016

#232: Music Game Wife

Randy escapes from sea-prison only to immediately become lost in the woods. Paul gets owned by his wife despite his fearsome boulder arm. D.J. makes impulsive relationship decisions.

Things Discussed: 10 Billion Wives, Cookie Clicker, Desert Golfing, Firewatch, Gravity Rush, Music Gungun, XCOM: Enemy Unknown, Yakuza

February 11, 2016

#231: The Elite Lifestyle

Paul supplements his actual sickness with motion sickness courtesy of the Gravity Rush remaster. D.J. loves Strike Suit Zero and vows never to play another game in the series, but it's OK because there's a lot of dudes in Yakuza that need to be kicked.

Things Discussed: Elite: Dangerous, Fractured Space, Gravity Rush, Strike Suit Zero, Xenoblade Chronicles, Yakuza

February 4, 2016

#230: Non-Gandhi Behavior

How can we accurately judge The Witness to be the best ever made when it's so good that it causes all other games throughout history to cease to exist, destroying all basis for comparison? Also, reasons why we haven't started The Witness yet.

Things Discussed: Civilization V, Grow Home, Pokémon Picross, Splatoon, Strike Suit Zero, The Witness, Three Fourths Home

January 28, 2016

#229: Mario's Fleshy Face

The pastel-hued island fills you with a sense of familiarity and security. Turning to greet your old friend, Yoshi, you realize the figure before you is not the cuddly dinosaur of your youth. You freeze in horror as the fleshy mass burbles: "It's-a me."

Things Discussed: A Dark Room, Groove Coaster, Photopia, Who's Your Daddy, Yoshi's Wooly World

January 21, 2016

#228: Time to Look for a New Job

We asked the top robotic minds at Google what the best games of 2015 were. When it turned out AIs don't have opinions, we deferred to our slightly less robotic stable of podcast hosts. Also, D.J. is pretty sure he's not poisoned.

Things Discussed: Chibi-Robo: Zip Lash, Downwell, Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward, Her Story, Life Is Strange, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Splatoon, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

January 14, 2016

#227: Sacrifices Must Be Made

It’s been a weird week. D.J. remains in exile in Japan. We’re sad about David Bowie. We’re still having fun with Just Cause 3 and Mass Effect 3. We’re fighting the allure of shiny new games while trying to find time for good old ones. So many feels.

Things Discussed: David Bowie, Just Cause 3, Mass Effect 3

January 7, 2016

#226: Paul's Lunch Economy

Instead of assigning traditional review scores, we’re now rating games on their lunchtime equivalency: Just Cause 3 is a tasty soup/sandwich combo from Chili’s while Her Story and Undertale are worthy of the endless pasta bowl from Olive Garden.

Things Discussed: Her Story, Just Cause 3, Undertale

December 16, 2015

#225: Sex and Taco Bell

We celebrate five years of podcasts by answering your questions about PlayStations, questionable roommates, dance hazards, literal game mechanics, regret, and Iron Man. Plus Randy makes the greatest sacrifice of all. But first... (bottle opening noises)

Things Discussed: Animal Crossing, Dance Central, Madworld, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, Street Fighter Alpha 3, You Must Build a Boat

December 10, 2015

#224: Best Game Music of 2015

Put on some headphones and join us as we listen to our favorite game music of 2015, including Splatoon, Metal Gear Solid 5, The Witcher 3, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, Bloodborne, Steamworld Heist, and Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward.

Things Discussed: Bloodborne, Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward, game music, Gravity Rush, It Follows, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, Splatoon, Steamworld Heist, Street Fighter II, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Transformers: Devastation

December 3, 2015

#223: Four-Bear Wallet

D.J. has more to say about Soma. Paul plays the wrong Fallout, but maybe he can mod it into the right one. Randy admits to using one of those virtual girl apps. But most importantly: How's that new Assassin's Creed?

Things Discussed: Assassin's Creed Syndicate, Fallout: New Vegas, Lifeline, Soma

November 25, 2015

#222: Hanging with Ethan Hawke

As Black Friday looms, it's important to keep your amiibos safe while revolving the screen to locate strange monsters. D.J. does so in REVOLVER360 RE:ACTOR before giving an unsatisfactory decription of SOMA. Paul enjoys cats and TitS while Randy longs for a time when all crime is legal.

Things Discussed: amiibo, Animal Crossing, Bloodborne, Chibi-Robo: Zip Lash, Final Fantasy XIV, Neko Atsume, REVOLVER360 RE:ACTOR, Soma, The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky

November 19, 2015

#221: Ostrich Gorilla

Need a reprieve from the wasteland? You're in luck, because we've been playing all the games that came out last week that aren't called Fallout, like Rise of the Tomb Raider and StarCraft II Part III. Also, how to play Downwell correctly.

Things Discussed: Bloodborne, Downwell, Final Fantasy XIV, Indivisible, Rise of the Tomb Raider, StarCraft II

November 12, 2015

#220: Extra Life 2015

Last weekend we played games for 24 hours straight! Hear our thoughts about some of the games we played (and the important life lessons we learned). Bonus: This includes the mini show we recorded in the middle of the night.

Things Discussed: Alien: Isolation, Dark Souls, Destiny, Dinner Date, Extra Life 2015, Galactic Hitman, Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes, Sir You Are Being Hunted, Soma, Super Mario Bros., Vagante, Velvet Sundown

November 4, 2015

#219: A Giant Cushion for an Enormous Cat

Paul adds to his cat collection with the newly translated Neko Atsume: Kitty Collector, then takes a trip to outer space in Rebel Galaxy. Randy plays a TV spinoff mobile game that's Actually Good. D.J. attends the Final Fantasy: A New World concert and manages to not get arrested. And no one can remember the name of that one JRPG. You know, the one with the guy who dies? But on purpose, maybe. Also, more Legend of Legacy, Fantasy Life, and the names of space games.

Things Discussed: Endless Sky, Escape Velocity, Fantasy Life, Fatmonst, Final Fantasy, Final Fantasy Tactics, Legend of Legacy, Neko Atsume, No Man's Sky, Rebel Galaxy, The Walking Dead: No Man's Land

October 29, 2015

#218: Vanilla Destiny

Randy and D.J. don't talk about scary games this week, but they do chat about how much D.J. luvs Fantasy Life, Legend of Legacy (DEMO), and other stuff. Also: Randy has a great time playing Zelda: Tri Force Heroes whilst wearing a dress and uses weird emoji!!!

Things Discussed: Destiny, Dishonored, Downwell, Fantasy Life, Legend of Legacy, Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes, Life Is Strange

October 22, 2015

#217: One of the Mustache Movies

Randy gives Chibi-Robo another chance with Chibi-Robo: Zip Lash. D.J. battles spooky blobs and touch controls in the new mobile sensation, Downwell. And Paul plays the latest Additional Content for his The Witcher 3 Video Game Product.

Things Discussed: Chibi-Robo: Zip Lash, Dishonored, Downwell, Final Fantasy XIV, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Transformers: Devastation

October 15, 2015

#216: Vegan Garbage Plate

D.J.'s Dishonored game comes to a merciful conclusion. For the second week in a row, Paul doesn't change into a gun in Transformers: Devastation. And Randy that prays a looming voice actor strike doesn't take his Nolan North away. Bonus: A no-spoilers barred discussion of The Beginner's Guide.

Things Discussed: Dishonored, The Beginner's Guide, The Stanley Parable, Transformers: Devastation

October 8, 2015

#215: The Tony Hawk Clusterf*ck

We play Super Mario Maker and Transformers: The New One and don't talk about movies. Well, maybe a little. Randy takes time off from Animal Crossing but has mixed feelings about his new career as a Happy Home Designer. D.J. lives the Laserlife.

Things Discussed: Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer, Laserlife, Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, Super Mario Maker, Transformers: Devastation