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The Next Generation Of Gaming Is Here!

The Next Generation Of Gaming Is Here!

November 26, 2020

Today Arnaldo, Geoff, Anthony and Paul talk about the release of the next generation of video game consoles, including the Xbox Series X, the Playstation 5, and the Nintendo Game & Watch! We really did actually get immediately distracted by the Game & Watch before getting to business with Anthony's hatred of UPS, our experiences trying to purchase these systems, and Anthony's surprising experience with the improved performance of the XBSX (04:00). Next we talk about what Microsoft will have to do this generation to get a foothold against Sony (31:00) followed by the next generation of controllers (1:06:00) and whether this will be the last generation of consoles (1:24:00). We close out the show with the most important thing: what next generation video games are we most looking forward to? (1:37:00)

 

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Yakuza: Like A Dragon - Hei An Ru Encounter

Sackboy: A Big Adventure - The Journey... Begins!

Astro's Playroom - SSD Speedway Music 2

What Have We Been Playing? Star Wars: Squadrons, 13 Sentinels, Firewatch and more!

What Have We Been Playing? Star Wars: Squadrons, 13 Sentinels, Firewatch and more!

November 12, 2020

Today Arnaldo and Paul are joined by special guest James Moller (@pintsandplatformers on instagram) to chat about what video games we have been playing lately! Arnaldo starts us off with the terrified teenagers of Until Dawn (16:30), followed by Brothers: A Tale Of Two Sons (24:30), and the toothbrush wielding Chibi Robo (30:30). James is up next with the stress of Darkest Dungeon (43:00), Supergiant's artful gem Transistor (47:30), and not-a-peeing-simulator Firewatch (55:00). Paul closes out the show with Vanillaware masterpiece 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim (1:08:00), dream fulfiller Star Wars: Squadrons (1:23:00) and Slay The Spire-like, Monster Train (1:34:30).

 

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Transistor - Apex Beat

13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim -DEOXYRIBOSE

Dark Souls - Miyazaki’s Beautiful Twisted Masterpiece

Dark Souls - Miyazaki’s Beautiful Twisted Masterpiece

October 29, 2020

For this Halloween-centric episode, Ozzy is joined by Geoff and Arnie, with special guest Josh (a/k/a @NinjaArtorias on Instagram) to discuss the game of the decade that was Dark Souls. The crew goes for a deep dive on FromSoftware's beloved title, exploring its story and lore, the beauty of its gameplay loop and the type of imprint they believe the game will leave behind. It is a super fun episode with knights, dragons and more souls talk than you can shake your hilt at. 

 

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Firelink Shrine (30:00)

Prologue (51:25)

Great Grey Wolf Sif  (1:05:03)

Gwyn, Lord of Cinder (1:46:35)

Psygnosis: The Second Coolest Band From Liverpool

Psygnosis: The Second Coolest Band From Liverpool

October 15, 2020

Today Geoff, Arnaldo, and Paul talk about one of the great British video game development houses of the 90's, Psygnosis! We can't stop ourselves from immediately getting into the logo and iconic artwork for Psygnosis' games (8:00) and continue with Psygnosis in the Amiga era and hits like Shadow Of The Beast and Lemmings (24:00). The 32-bit era is up next with system seller and spelling mystery WipEout (55:30), followed by Psygnosis' space based games G-Police and Colony Wars (1:21:00). Alas nothing good lasts forever, and we close with the interesting story behind Psygnosis' demise (1:40:00).

 

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Shadow Of The Beast - The Cavern

Formula-1 - Stateside

Colony Wars - Track 03

Listener Questions: Improving Diversity In Gaming, Thoughts On Video Game Instagram and more!

Listener Questions: Improving Diversity In Gaming, Thoughts On Video Game Instagram and more!

October 1, 2020

Arnaldo, Ozzy, Paul, and Anthony are up today answering some video game (and non-video game!) related questions! Our first question leads to a bizarre discussion about Blade for the PS1 and why exactly Wesley Snipes isn't in it (8:00). Other questions and answers include our thoughts on Limited Run Games (30:00), how we can improve diversity in gaming (1:02:30), our favourite 3rd party video game controllers (1:30:30) and how to avoid video game burnout (1:50:00).

 

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Super Robot Wars F - Getter Robo!

Super Mario World - Underwater Theme

Ridge Racer Type 4 - Garage Talk

The Quest For Video Game Collectibles

The Quest For Video Game Collectibles

September 17, 2020

Today, Arnaldo and Ozzy are joined by special guest and Nintendo Power art collector, Stephan Reese, of the Collector's Quest podcast, to talk about collecting all things video games! After talking a little about about Stephan's collection, the crew talks about his first days of gaming and getting into the video game industry (21:00) followed by how he got into collecting video game collectibles (25:00). The nitty gritty of Nintendo Power specific collecting is next (38:30) and why going from collecting games to other items happened at all (52:00). The guys wrap things up talking about the old Nintendo Game Counsellors and what kind of collectibles come from that world (1:16:00) and finding artwork that readers submitted to Nintendo Power (1:36:30).

 

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Super Mario World - Overworld Theme

Mega Man 2 - Flash Man

What Have We Been Playing? Disco Elysium, Blade Runner, Out Run 2 and more!

What Have We Been Playing? Disco Elysium, Blade Runner, Out Run 2 and more!

September 3, 2020

It's Geoff, Ozzy, and Paul today talking about what video games they've been playing! After talking about empty airports and crowded airplanes, Geoff starts us off with a trip down memory lane into City 17 and Half Life 2 (10:30), followed by embarrassing Paul over his lack of pop culture acumen with point and click classic Blade Runner (24:00). Ozzy is up next with stories about peeing (literally) thanks to PSVR (37:00), drifting terribly in Out Run 2 (53:00), and going back to basics with Samurai Shodown for the PS4 (1:03:31). Paul wraps things up trying avoid depressing thoughts in Disco Elysium (1:12:30) and the video game that is the opposite of depressing, Shovel Knight! (1:26:00)

 

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Out Run 2 - Magical Sound Shower

Shovel Knight - Strike The Earth! (Plains Of Passage)

Let’s Get ReadyTo Punch Oooouuuut!!

Let’s Get ReadyTo Punch Oooouuuut!!

August 20, 2020

Arnaldo and Paul are both surprised to learn that each wanted to do an episode on old video game favourite, Punch Out!! (even if nobody else did!). Too bad for them though, because this episode is a great time, starting off with our experiences with the game and boxing in general (1:00) followed by a look at the original Nintendo arcade cabinet, Punch Out!! featuring Italy's pride, Pizza Pasta and his origin story (14:00). The arcade version of Super Punch Out!! is up next featuring Paul's doppelganger, Canadian Bear Hugger (40:00), unlicensed knockoff Frank Bruno's boxing (49:30) and, of course, the video game that truly started it all, Mike Tyson's Punch Out!! for the NES (55:00). Next we discuss the SNES version of Super Punch Out!! and its shameless subversion of sacred boxing rules (1:22:30) followed by the triumphant Punch Out!! for the Nintendo Wii (1:41:30).

 

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Music:

Medley - Mike Tyson's Punch Out - Main Theme / Gilette Cavalcade Of Sports Theme

Punch Out!! (Wii) - Main Theme

 

The King Of Games 98:The Finals

The King Of Games 98:The Finals

August 13, 2020

Finally! It’s the FINALS of The King Of Games 98! Today the whole crew is here to select the greatest video game of 1998, and it’s all very, very official. Before we get to the picks, first we talk about some of our favourite moments in the series (9:00) and some of the games we wish had made it past the first round (28:00). The Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time is up against Gran Turismo next for the bronze medal (34:30) followed by the long awaited gold medal matchup between FPS pioneer Half Life and Kojima’s breakout hit, Metal Gear Solid (55:00).

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Pokemon Red/Blue - Gym Theme

The Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time - Zelda's Theme

PlayStation: How Important Is A Launch Lineup?

PlayStation: How Important Is A Launch Lineup?

August 6, 2020

Today Anthony, Arnaldo, Geoff, and Paul talk about the launch lineups for Sony's video game consoles over the last four generations and what has changed over the years. How much does a launch lineup matter? The show starts off with a warm message for Montreal Canadiens fans before moving on the original PlayStation launch lineup (6:00) and just how important it was to the console's success. The juggernaut PS2 is up next (29:00) with some light poking at Fantavision. How bad was the PS3's launch? (53:00) We discuss this before moving on to the redemption story, the PS4 (1:13:00) and a chat about whether launch lineups even matter anymore.

 

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Music:

Ridge Racer - Main Menu

Fantavision - Into Space

 

 

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