June 2, 2016

#246: Top Level Foliage

We continue our month-long deep analysis of the infamous Uncharted 4 scene where Nate eats his own brother. D.J. is still stuck in a Final Fantasy XIII hellworld. And the Backlog Attack returns!!

Things Discussed: Backlog Attack 2016, Dragon Quest Builders, Final Fantasy XIII, Foursquare, Groove Coaster, Uncharted 4: A Thief's End

May 26, 2016

#245: No More Mr. Nice Reptile

Randy returns to describe Uncharted 4 with the very highest of adjectives, while D.J. is much less favorable on Final Fantasy XIII. Somewhere in between, Paul enslaves a mushroom race.

Things Discussed: Final Fantasy XIII, Resident Evil 6, Stellaris, Uncharted 4: A Thief's End

May 19, 2016

#244: Enormous Boulder of Salt

We love games for the endless escapism they offer. Imagine charting unknown reaches of the galaxy from the comfort of your home! Imagine a man in Tokyo breaking your arms over the Internet! Imagine someone deliberately choosing to play Final Fantasy XIII!

Things Discussed: Final Fantasy XIII, Groove Coaster, Miitomo, Stellaris

May 12, 2016

#243: The Funny Thing About Mr. Zurkon

D.J. further develops his nuclear wasteland survival plan, abandoning guns altogether in favor of a large hammer. Randy parlays his solitaire mastery into success at the racetrack. And everyone loves Overwatch—they just aren't in love with it.

Things Discussed: Enter the Gungeon, Nuclear Throne, Overwatch, Pocket Card Jockey, Ratchet & Clank

May 5, 2016

#242: Softness in His Eyes

After being unceremoniously killed during the opening credits, Nathan Drake reflects on all the cool video games he never found time away from his life of adventure to play. Games like Nuclear Throne, Severed, Crusader Kings 2, and Quantum Break. "Actually," he gasps with his last breath, "I'm OK with missing Quantum Break."

Things Discussed: Azure Striker Gunvolt, Chrono Trigger, Crusader Kings 2, Enter the Gungeon, Nuclear Throne, Quantum Break, Severed, Uncharted 4: A Thief's End

April 28, 2016

#241: The Person Who Explains Everything to You

After ignoring warnings about dangerous walls, Paul, too, enters Enter the Gungeon. Randy detonates animals. Hyper Light Drifter remains mysterious. And D.J. reminisces about that time he played Yakuza 2.

Things Discussed: Enter the Gungeon, Exploding Kittens, Hyper Light Drifter, Tom Clancy's The Division, Yakuza 2

April 21, 2016

#240: Maybe We Are the Problem

We try out the Doom and Battleborn betas to see how they measure up to the Dooms and Battleborns of our youths. Randy tries Hyrule Warriors but in 3D, and D.J. embarks on a quest for a gun that shoots smaller guns.

Things Discussed: Battleborn, Doom, Enter the Gungeon, Hyrule Warriors, Hyrule Warriors Legends, Out Run

April 14, 2016

#239: Jigglypuff vs. Lance Reddick

Paul puts his other obligations on hold to take over a beer farm in Stardew Valley. With his 10 billion wives behind him, D.J. plans his new career as a stay-at-home paperweight in Ultimate Kept Man Life. And Randy takes a break from The Division... a Quantum Break, that is!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Things Discussed: 10 Billion Wives, National Videogame Museum, Quantum Break, Stardew Valley, Ultimate Kept Man Life

April 6, 2016

Interview: National Videogame Museum

Join us for this very special episode where Paul interviews one of the co-founders of the National Videogame Museum in Frisco, TX.

Things Discussed: National Videogame Museum

March 31, 2016

#238: I Don't Get Out of Bed for Greens

D.J. decides it's never too late to learn how to play video games and dusts off 3D Out Run and 3D Streets of Rage 2. Paul reveals shocking dog secrets. Virtual reality sounds exhausting. And The Division continues.

Things Discussed: Dragon's Crown, Oculus Rift, Out Run, PlayStation 4, Streets of Rage 2, Tom Clancy's The Division

March 24, 2016

#237: Existing Deer A.I. Routines

Randy and Paul run into other players behaving strangely in The Division's Dark Zone. D.J. can't stop liking Yakuza 2, but takes a break to share WAR stories (from the future) with Paul. From a distance, an unstoppable deer watches.

Things Discussed: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Call of Duty: Black Ops III, Grand Theft Auto V, Tom Clancy's The Division, Yakuza 2

March 17, 2016

#236: Wink Wink Nudge Nudge

On this week’s show, D.J. is mysteriously absent. Instead of investigating his disappearance, Randy and Paul just chat endlessly about The Division, purpz, jumping jacks, and some tidbits from GDC 2016.

Things Discussed: GDC 2016, Tom Clancy's The Division

March 10, 2016

#235: Large Monster Bone

D.J. redoubles his efforts to understand what's happening in Call of Duty: Black Ops III but maybe would rather be hitting things with sticks in Groove Coaster. Paul explains adjustments to monster bone exchange rates in the just-announced Monster Hunter Generations. Randy reminds everyone about Uncharted 1. Peter Molyneux continues.

Things Discussed: Call of Duty: Black Ops III, Groove Coaster, Hitman, Monster Hunter Generations, Peter Molyneux, Uncharted: Drake's Fortune

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