Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Episode S7E8: Free Play 14

On the first Free Play of DLC Season 7, we cover a wide range of topics: Horizon: Zero Dawn, the new New 2DS XL, digital card games, and plenty more. Brian is joined by Wyatt from Sprites and Dice, and Reid from deep inside the Internet. Ep S7E8

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Episode S7E7: Switch-ing Now

Two months in, and the Nintendo Switch is selling like hotcakes. It's all looking very good for Nintendo right now, with over 3 million units sold and climbing rapidly. We give our first impressions on the new console and some of the games currently released for it. Ep S7E7

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Episode S7E6: Final Fantasy XV Road Trip

Finally no longer considered vaporware, Final Fantasy XV has had a long road from initial announcement over a decade ago as Final Fantasy Versus XIII to the released game on PS4. On this episode, Ron takes over in the host's chair, and his panel cover at length the latest installment in this 30-years-running franchise. Ep S7E6

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Episode S7E5: One Shell, Two Shell, Red Shell, Blue Shell

Ahh, for the days when the strongest item in Mario Kart was a lightning bolt. Now it's endless blue shells on top of those bolts, but in the ensuing 25 years, Mario Kart has become one of Nintendo's biggest franchises. With the advent of online multiplayer, its popularity has only grown. We take a look at this classic series on this episode. Ep S7E5

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Episode S7E4: PAX East 2017

Now in its 8th year, PAX East descended on Boston, giving gamers of all stripes something for everyone: video games both indie and triple-A, tabletop, board, along with myriad panels, cosplay, and concerts. Brian, Wyatt (from Sprites & Dice), and Shanna talk about their experiences at this year's event. Ep S7E4

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Episode S7E3: 25 Kirbys

In 1992, a round pink cream puff set out on a journey to take back all the food that was stolen by the gluttonous King DeDeDe and return it to the inhabitants of Dream Land. In the ensuing 25 years, Kirby has become one of Nintendo’s major franchise characters, appearing in nearly two dozen of his own games. We get sucked into nostalgia as we look back at 25 years of Kirby. Ep S7E3

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Episode S7E2: The Era of Vaporware

In the realm of video games, the concept of vaporware comes in form of major announcements of games, and then not seeing those games for years, if at all. Some games do finally see the light of day after many years and some are still waiting for a release. Why is this an issue for the consumer? And why do we allow the industry to use it as a marketing tactic? Ep S7E2