The Gaming Hub Podcast

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We're three gamers that love talking about games! Join us weekly for news, interviews, and opinions from the world of video games!

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Episode 138 - Lots of New Game Announcements, and Which Game Won Game of the Year?
01:37:42

This week, we talk about the announcements and winners from The Game Awards, which took place this past week. There were a fair number of surprises in both new games announced and winners of some of the categories. We discuss and debate both here. Ultimately, was the winner of Game of the Year the right choice?

There were a ton of new games announced on the show as well, and we cover the biggest ones here too. We discuss Ashen, The Outer Worlds, and Hades - are any of us looking forward to any of them? We also got to see more of Anthem, and we discuss whether we're excited for Bioware's AAA title that's just two months away. Finally, we got to see Far Cry: New Dawn and Mortal Kombat 11 was announced. We discuss both here/

We also detail all the newest releases, and answer community questions - including new voice mail questions -  in our Fan Mail segment, and give the tenth clue in our biggest giveaway ever! To become part of our awesome community, just use the links below:

Links:

Email: thegaminghubpodcast@gmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/725468307840683/

Twitch: www.twitch.tv/txhgaminghub

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TXHGamingHub

Discord: https://discord.gg/TgjEmdf

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/gaminghub

Website: www.thexboxhub.com

Dec 10, 2018
Episode 137 - More Fallout 76 Problems and Game Awards Predictions!
01:55:09

This week, we talk about more Fallout 76 problems, this time surrounding the bag inside the Power Armor Edition of the game. Rather than just talking about a bag, we discuss whether the shaky release of Fallout 76 Bethesda has used up all of the goodwill they had built with fans over the years. Also, Fortnite is being blamed by some for increased video game addiction in kids - is it fair to place the blame on one game?

The Game Awards are this coming week, and we've selected five categories to make predictions for. Join us to see who we think will win best multiplayer game, best game direction, best ongoing game, best action/adventure game, and game of the year. Will there be any surprises, or will Red Dead Redemption 2 dominate?

We also detail all the newest releases, and answer community questions - including new voice mail questions -  in our Fan Mail segment, and give the ninth clue in our biggest giveaway ever! To become part of our awesome community, just use the links below:

Links:

Email: thegaminghubpodcast@gmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/725468307840683/

Twitch: www.twitch.tv/txhgaminghub

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TXHGamingHub

Discord: https://discord.gg/TgjEmdf

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/gaminghub

Website: www.thexboxhub.com

 

Dec 03, 2018
Episode 136 - Red Dead Redemption 2 Spoilercast and Review
57:50

Join us as we review Red Dead Redemption 2!

*Spoilers Ahead*

Nov 30, 2018
Episode 135 - What's Wrong With Fallout 76?
01:07:01

This week, we discuss the struggles Fallout 76 has had out of the gate after release, ranging from a huge patch to fix a lot of issues in the game to the low review scores it is receiving almost across the board. Graham, our resident Fallout fanboy, gives his thoughts on why he hasn't been drawn into the game yet, and we discuss whether Bethesda can right the ship in time to get gamers bought in to the game.

In other news, Nintendo announced this week that the have no plans to release a N64 Classic - do we believe them? If they do release one, what would be the best time to do so? Finally, with Gamestop opening its doors for Black Friday at 3pm on Thanksgiving day, what are our thoughts on the sale beginning earlier and earlier every year?

We also detail all the newest releases, and answer community questions in our Fan Mail segment, and give the eighth clue in our biggest giveaway ever! To become part of our awesome community, just use the links below:

Links:

Email: thegaminghubpodcast@gmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/725468307840683/

Twitch: www.twitch.tv/txhgaminghub

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TXHGamingHub

Discord: https://discord.gg/TgjEmdf

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/gaminghub

Website: www.thexboxhub.com

Nov 25, 2018
Episode 134 - PlayStation Skipping E3 and a New Xbox One Console?
01:51:06

This week, we cover the biggest news of the week, starting with the announcement that Sony is skipping E3 2019 in favor of other events they might have throughout the year. We discuss what this means for Xbox and Nintendo, as well as for E3 as a whole.  Also, we debate whether this is fair to PlayStation fans, after Sony is now abandoning PSX and E3.

In other news, Phil Spencer spoke out this week about the time frame for streaming consoles - how long until streaming games will be the best way to play? We discuss this, as well as the rumor that Xbox is releasing a console without a hard drive in 2019. Who is this for, and will gamers embrace a digital only console? Finally, we detail the biggest Black Friday deals available to our listeners, as well as some deals that we personally love that aren't gaming related.

We also detail all the newest releases, and answer community questions in our Fan Mail segment, and give the seventh clue in our biggest giveaway ever! To become part of our awesome community, just use the links below:

Links:

Email: thegaminghubpodcast@gmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/725468307840683/

Twitch: www.twitch.tv/txhgaminghub

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TXHGamingHub

Discord: https://discord.gg/TgjEmdf

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/gaminghub

Website: www.thexboxhub.com

 

 

Nov 19, 2018
Episode 133 - XO18 Thoughts and Reactions
32:31

Join us as we recap last weekend's XO18 show by Microsoft!

Nov 15, 2018
Episode 132 - Battlefield V and Fanfest III
01:42:01

Battlefield V is almost here - are we all excited to get our hands on it? Graham has played some of the trial, and he gives his thoughts on one of his most anticipated games of the year while Steven shares what he doesn't always love about Battlefield games. In addition, we talk about Microsoft's XO18 event that takes place this weekend, and we offer some sort-of predictions about what we might see.

Also, this episode marks our Fanfest for the fall, where we answer a ton of fan questions and conduct lots of giveaways! We answer questions about Fallout 76, Red Dead Redemption 2, HD Remasters and more, including a critical bathroom related question.

We also detail all the newest releases, and answer community questions in our Fan Mail segment, and give the sixth clue in our biggest giveaway ever! To become part of our awesome community, just use the links below:

Links:

Email: thegaminghubpodcast@gmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/725468307840683/

Twitch: www.twitch.tv/txhgaminghub

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TXHGamingHub

Discord: https://discord.gg/TgjEmdf

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/gaminghub

Website: www.thexboxhub.com

Nov 12, 2018
Episode 131 - Red Dead Redemption 2 Impressions and EA Announces Project Atlas
01:24:48

This week, we get into our impressions of the massive hit of the fall, Red Dead Redemption 2. What are our (spoiler free) thoughts on the game so far, and does it live up to the hype? In addition, where does it measure up against the best games of all time? We give our answers to these questions, as well as discuss how Red Dead Redemption 2 had the highest grossing opening weekend in entertainment history.

Electronic Arts announced Project Atlas - what is it and how will it impact gaming both now and in the next generation? Also, Microsoft might be working on a controller for tablets and phones, and we get a small clue as to when we might see The Elder Scrolls VI. Finally, we might see both Titanfall 3 and Star Wars Jedi: The Fallen Order next year, and we think that's pretty amazing....well most of us do, at least. Join us for our thoughts on these topics and more!

We also detail all the newest releases, and answer community questions in our Fan Mail segment, and give the fifth clue in our biggest giveaway ever! To become part of our awesome community, just use the links below:

Links:

Email: thegaminghubpodcast@gmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/725468307840683/

Twitch: www.twitch.tv/txhgaminghub

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TXHGamingHub

Discord: https://discord.gg/TgjEmdf

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/gaminghub

Website: www.thexboxhub.com

Nov 05, 2018
Episode 130 - Red Dead Redemption 2 Release Hype
01:41:26

This week, we're pretty consumed with our excitement over Red Dead Redemption 2, as we dig into the reviews of the game and some of the details about it that make it so special. We talk about whether this will be the game of the generation, and whether or not The Game Awards will even be necessary this year after Rockstar's newest release.

In other news, Sony dominated NPDs for September in both software and hardware, and Xbox announces significant increases in both console sales and Xbox Live users. Xbox Game Pass is also officially coming to PC - when can PC players expect to have access to it?

Also, Battlefield V's Firestorm mode gets a release window, a major shakeup at Electronic Arts, and we discuss the newly announced Intellivision Amico console - who is it for and what will it compete with? Finally, we talk about the incredibly expensive Devil May Cry V Ultra Limited Editions.

We also detail all the newest releases, and answer community questions in our Fan Mail segment, and give the fourth clue in our biggest giveaway ever! To become part of our awesome community, just use the links below:

Links:

Email: thegaminghubpodcast@gmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/725468307840683/

Twitch: www.twitch.tv/txhgaminghub

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TXHGamingHub

Discord: https://discord.gg/TgjEmdf

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/gaminghub

Website: www.thexboxhub.com

Oct 29, 2018
Episode 129 - Looking Forward to Red Dead Redemption 2!
01:58:45

It comes as no surprise that this week's news was dominated by the highly anticipated Red Dead Redemption 2. Most of the news was great for the game and for its developer Rockstar, but some wasn't. We talk about it all here, starting with breaking down the fantastic Vulture article from earlier in the week detailing the development of the game and some of the features it will have. Next, reports surfaced this week about physical copies of the game not being available for small, independently run retailers until November. We talk about whether this is fair, and what kind of impact losing a major release like this can have on family owned game stores.

Conversation this week also turned to working conditions at Rockstar, specifically around the amount of hours employees at the developer put in there. We discuss our thoughts on this aspect of the gaming industry as a whole, and whether or not it's always fair to immediately make anyone involved the villain in the conversation.

In other news, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 has broken records, Days Gone has been delayed again, and some people just don't know when to stay away until they own up for their mistakes, as a familiar face from 2018 video game news returned this week. We discuss all of that and more, including a little bit of talk about Forza Horizon 4 and Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.

We also detail all the newest releases, and answer community questions in our Fan Mail segment, and give the third clue in our biggest giveaway ever! To become part of our awesome community, just use the links below:

Links:

Email: thegaminghubpodcast@gmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/725468307840683/

Twitch: www.twitch.tv/txhgaminghub

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TXHGamingHub

Discord: https://discord.gg/TgjEmdf

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/gaminghub

Website: www.thexboxhub.com

Oct 21, 2018
Episode 128 - Microsoft Might Acquire Obsidian, Project xCloud Announced and Name Changes on PSN
01:14:10

This week, we discuss the rumor that Microsoft is about to acquire Obsidian Entertainment. Does this move fill major gaps in Xbox's portfolio? We discuss our favorite Obsidian games and what the developer could bring to the Xbox family. Also, Microsoft announced that the beta for Project xCloud will begin sometime in 2019. What should we expect from the streaming service? Will streaming be the direction video game consoles go in the future?

In other news, Sony announced that they are rolling out the beta for PSN users to change their PSN name. We discuss the price point for changing your PSN name, why it needs a beta, and whether we think it is overall a good offering by PlayStation. Finally, Sony also confirmed what we already knew - they are developing a next-gen console right now. We talk next-gen and what the biggest upgrades might be. Also mixed in is some talk about Forza Horizon 4 and our super early thoughts on Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.

We also detail all the newest releases, and answer community questions in our Fan Mail segment, and give the second clue in our biggest giveaway ever! To become part of our awesome community, just use the links below:

Links:

Email: thegaminghubpodcast@gmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/725468307840683/

Twitch: www.twitch.tv/txhgaminghub

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TXHGamingHub

Discord: https://discord.gg/TgjEmdf

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/gaminghub

Website: www.thexboxhub.com

Oct 13, 2018
Episode 127 - Forza Horizon 4 Impressions and a Team Bans Fortnite
01:17:40

This week, we start off by giving our early impressions on the newly released Forza Horizon 4 - does it live up to our hopes and expectations? We discuss what we've played so far, along with some of our favorite features in the game. In news, the author of The Witcher is demanding $16 million from CD Projekt Red. We talk about whether the studio should pay the author more than he originally received for the rights to the franchise.

A professional sports team has banned Fortnite and gaming in general from road trips in favor of team bonding activities. Can't Fortnite be a team bonding activity too? We discuss the changing relationship between sports and gaming, and whether we think this decision is fair or an overreaction. Also, Telltale has made further personnel decisions, Toys R Us might still be alive, and PlayStation players might actually be able to change their PSN names soon - for real this time!

We also detail all the newest releases, and answer community questions in our Fan Mail segment, along giving away the first clue in our biggest giveaway ever! To become part of our awesome community, just use the links below:

Links:

Email: thegaminghubpodcast@gmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/725468307840683/

Twitch: www.twitch.tv/txhgaminghub

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TXHGamingHub

Discord: https://discord.gg/TgjEmdf

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/gaminghub

Website: www.thexboxhub.com

 

 

Oct 06, 2018
Episode 126 - Sony Reverses on Cross Play and Xbox Announces Mouse and Keyboard Support
01:27:12

This week, we start off with a major announcement regarding our holiday giveaways for 2018 - including the biggest giveaway we've ever had! The contest starts next week so be sure to listen to the intro for all the details!

Sony finally reversed its policy on cross play for the PS4, and we discuss how much of a factor Fortnite was in this decision. Did Sony do this because they wanted to, or did they finally give in to pressure from fans and the PR machine? Which other games would we like to see cross play available for in the future?

Microsoft had another Inside Xbox this week, and the focus was on the upcoming Forza Horizon 4. How excited are we for the game? Did the Bond Car Pack or the Halo Showcase Event interest us at all? In addition, Phil Spencer stopped by on the broadcast to tell Major Nelson about mouse and keyboard support coming to the Xbox One, and we discuss the implications of that announcement too.

Telltale has pulled The Walking Dead: The Final Season's Season Pass from stores, Red Dead Redemption 2 will offer DLC to PlayStation 30 days before Xbox, and we admit that Graham was right about Nintendo Switch Online's cloud saves. Finally, we discuss the announced X0 and accompanying Fan Fest Xbox is holding in Mexico City this fall.

We also detail all the newest releases, and answer community questions in our Fan Mail segment, along with conducting our giveaway for September! To become part of our awesome community, just use the links below:

Links:

Email: thegaminghubpodcast@gmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/725468307840683/

Twitch: www.twitch.tv/txhgaminghub

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TXHGamingHub

Discord: https://discord.gg/TgjEmdf

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/gaminghub

Website: www.thexboxhub.com

Sep 29, 2018
Episode 125 - Spider-Man PS4 Review
42:30

Join us as we discuss Spider-Man on PS4!

Sep 27, 2018
Episode 124 - The Future of Telltale and the PlayStation Classic is Announced
01:24:01

This week, we discuss the newly announced PlayStation Classic console - is it something we wanted? We discuss the games we know are on it, as well as the price point. Also, how much are they capitalizing off of Nintendo's success with classic consoles in both opportunity and name? In other news, Telltale announced a massive change in their business structure and strategy - we talk about what might have led to this as well as what kind of safety net should be in place for developers in the gaming industry.

Microsoft announced that Halo Infinite will have microtransactions, and we talk about whether this was just an inevitability and what kind of microtransactions we're OK with. Red Dead Redemption 2 will have a first-person mode - are any of us interested? Finally, there was great news for both Rocket League and Spider-Man this week, and we discuss the success both achieved.

We detail all of the biggest releases for the coming week, as well as answer fan questions in our fan mail segment. To be entered for our monthly giveaway, you just have to join our community via the links below and submit questions to be read on the show!

Links:

Email: thegaminghubpodcast@gmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/725468307840683/

Twitch: www.twitch.tv/txhgaminghub

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TXHGamingHub

Discord: https://discord.gg/TgjEmdf

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/gaminghub

Website: www.thexboxhub.com

Sep 24, 2018
Episode 123 - Fall Games Preview
48:00

Join us as we discuss our most highly anticipated games from this year's holiday release window!

Sep 19, 2018
Episode 122 - Nintendo Direct Reactions and Xbox's Release Strategy
01:45:00

This week, we break down the latest Nintendo direct, including the announcements of Luigi's Mansion 3, City Skylines and Civilization VI, and a lot of Final Fantasy games coming to the Switch. We also give our thoughts on some of the latest releases, including Spider-Man and NHL 19.

In addition, Alan Wake is getting a live action TV show, and we talk about when you can play the FIFA 19 demo. Finally, Microsoft's Aaron Greenberg had some interesting thoughts on Xbox's release strategy for first-party titles going forward - are they approaching releases like Crackdown 3 and Ori and the Will of the Wisps the right way?

Lastly, we detail the new releases for the upcoming week, answer community questions in our fan mail segment, and conduct our second Patron exclusive giveaway! To become part of the community, use any of the links below!

Links:

Email: thegaminghubpodcast@gmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/725468307840683/

Twitch: www.twitch.tv/txhgaminghub

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TXHGamingHub

Discord: https://discord.gg/TgjEmdf

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/gaminghub

Website: www.thexboxhub.com

Sep 16, 2018
Episode 121 - Early Thoughts on Spider-Man and Battlefield V
01:53:58

The highly anticipated Spider-Man game released on PlayStation 4 this week - does it live up to the hype? We've gotten a chance to play some of it, and we discuss whether Insomniac delivered another fun experience with their newest release. The Battlefield V beta is also live, and we've all had a chance to play it. We discuss the maps, graphics, and general fun factor in DICE's newest military shooter.

In news, Anthem announced a date for its Demo. Are we excited to play Bioware's new AAA IP? 2K Games had a major public relations misstep in our eyes this week, as they encouraged gamers to defend microtransactions. We learned a lot more about Battlefield V's battle royale mode, and Steven is really excited to play it. Finally, Xbox is getting the Lego Harry Potter Collection in November and Civilization VI is coming to the Switch - is Graham going to be getting it?

Finally, we detail the new releases for the upcoming week, and answer community questions in our fan mail segment! To become part of the community, use any of the links below!

Links:

Email: thegaminghubpodcast@gmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/725468307840683/

Twitch: www.twitch.tv/txhgaminghub

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TXHGamingHub

Discord: https://discord.gg/TgjEmdf

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/gaminghub

Website: www.thexboxhub.com

Sep 08, 2018
Episode 120 - Cyberpunk 2077 Demo and Battlefield V Delayed
01:25:20

This week, we discuss the Cyberpunk 2077 game play demo that was released to the public - what are we most excited for in the game and does the demo live up to the hype around it coming out of E3? We also share what features impressed us most, and discuss why CD Project Red was right to not show the demo to fans until now.

Battlefield V got delayed this week until November 20, and EA says it's so the game can be polished. We discuss whether the real reason is to get away from Call of Duty and Red Dead Redemption in the fall release schedule, especially since Battlefield V has had low pre-order numbers.

Xbox has new white versions of the Xbox One X and Elite Controller, and we're really hoping that that isn't what Project Washburn is. Finally, Xbox announced their new games coming to Game Pass in September, and there's a couple of great additions for gamers to enjoy.

Finally, we detail the new releases for the upcoming week, and answer community questions in our fan mail segment and conduct our monthly community giveaway for August. To become part of the community, use any of the links below!

Links:

Email: thegaminghubpodcast@gmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/725468307840683/

Twitch: www.twitch.tv/txhgaminghub

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TXHGamingHub

Discord: https://discord.gg/TgjEmdf

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/gaminghub

Website: www.thexboxhub.com

Sep 01, 2018
Episode 119 - Would Xbox All Access Be a Good Deal For Gamers?
01:52:41

This week, we discuss the rumored Xbox All Access program, which would give players an Xbox One S or X, Xbox Live Gold, and Game Pass for a monthly fee. Is this pricing model the way of the future, and who is it aimed at? Ultimately, is it a good deal for gamers?

Assassin's Creed Odyssey's map is 67% larger than the map in Origins, and Odyssey will be the last Assassin's Creed game we see until at least 2020. Battlefield V has contingency plans for the rumored low pre-order sales to keep players engaged, and Bioware talks about whether Anthem will be getting a beta or a demo.

Finally, we detail the new releases for the upcoming week, and answer community questions in our fan mail segment. To become part of the community, use any of the links below!

Links:

Email: thegaminghubpodcast@gmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/725468307840683/

Twitch: www.twitch.tv/txhgaminghub

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TXHGamingHub

Discord: https://discord.gg/TgjEmdf

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/gaminghub

Website: www.thexboxhub.com

Aug 27, 2018
Episode 118 - Madden 19 Review
01:15:52

Join us as we discuss Madden 19, in stores now!

Aug 24, 2018
Episode 117 - How Griefing Will Be Minimized in Fallout 76
01:02:55

This week, there's more developments in the plagiarism scandal, and we get into a further discussion about that and what it means for the individual going forward, as well as close the door on the discussion on our end.

In other gaming news, Bethesda has given more details about how they will combat griefing in the upcoming Fallout 76 game, and we detail those things in this episode. Do we think that it will truly eliminate griefing, or will players just get more creative when trying to ruin the experience for other players?

Gamescom is next week, and Microsoft will be announcing new hardware there, which is rumored to be a controller. We discuss the prospect of a new elite controller and talk briefly about what we might see at one of the biggest gaming shows of the year.

Finally, we have confirmation of a Dark Souls release on Nintendo Switch, as well as a release date for Diablo 3 on the same system. Activision also announces the start date for the Blackout beta on the PlayStation 4.

To take part in our community, and/or take part in our Madden 19 Connected Franchise, use the links below!

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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/725468307840683/

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/TXHGamingHub

Discord: https://discord.gg/TgjEmdf

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/gaminghub

Website: www.thexboxhub.com

 

 

Aug 18, 2018
Episode 116 - Red Dead 2 Gameplay and Plagiarism Running Wild!
01:31:54

This week, we discuss the recently released Red Dead Redemption 2 game play trailer - is it everything we hoped it would be? Also, we discuss what features we most want to see in the highly anticipated game, as well as our hopes for multiplayer in Red Dead 2.

Discord is launching an in-app game store, and they promise to be a mom and pop style store that features indie games. We discuss that, as well as our thoughts on the announcements for the Fallout 76 beta made this week by Bethesda. Madden 19 released this week, and we have our thoughts on that game too.

Finally, we discuss the plagiarism scandal that took over the gaming world this week. How big of a deal is it? Did IGN respond the right way? Finally, was the "Response Video" adequate and appropriate? We discuss this and a lot more in Episode 116.

To take part in our community, and/or take part in our Madden 19 Connected Franchise, use the links below!

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Email: thegaminghubpodcast@gmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/725468307840683/

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/TXHGamingHub

Discord: https://discord.gg/TgjEmdf

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/gaminghub

Website: www.thexboxhub.com

Aug 12, 2018
Episode 115 - Special Episode: Blood, Sweat, and Pixels Discussion
52:16

We pause from our normal show format to discuss the book Blood, Sweat, and Pixels by Jason Schreier from Kotaku. It's a great book that dives into the stories of game development from various games, and we wanted to take some time to talk about it!

Aug 08, 2018
Episode 114 - Should More Games Be on Early Access?
01:01:06

This week, we discuss the Early Access program on Xbox as We Happy Few prepares for the launch of its full game on the 10th. When is Early Access a good idea for a game, and should players be OK with essentially being game testers? We also discuss this in the context of games like Sea of Thieves, DayZ, and more.

A FIFA player discovered that he spent over $14K on Ultimate Team over the course of two years - what are our thoughts on the mode in sports games, and is it the same as microtransactions in games like Battlefront or Overwatch?

Finally, people are paying for Fortnite lessons for their kids(and themselves) and we discuss why this is suddenly a thing. Would our parents have ever coughed up cash for video game lessons? And when did just playing the game to get better stop being the way to go?

We detail the new releases for the week, including We Happy Few and Madden NFL 19, and answer community questions in our fan mail segment. To have a chance at our monthly giveaway, join the community using the links below!

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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/725468307840683/

Twitch: www.twitch.tv/txhgaminghub

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TXHGamingHub

Discord: https://discord.gg/TgjEmdf

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/gaminghub

Website: www.thexboxhub.com

Aug 05, 2018
Episode 113 - Xbox Could Be Offering a Streaming Only Console
01:35:33

This week we learned that Microsoft is rumored to be offering a streaming only console alongside the standard Xbox when Project Scarlett arrives next generation. Do we think a streaming console will be successful, and how many of us would buy it? On top of that, what should the price be for a streaming only box? Also, Microsoft is doing something amazing with the shipping packaging for people who order the adaptive controller, and we discuss this as part of Microsoft's commitment to inclusion in gaming.

Fallout 76 is coming in November, and we learned this week that the beta will go live in October. Is that too close to the release date for any major changes to be made? We talk about what Bethesda's goals might be for a beta only a month or so prior to launch. Also, for anyone that loved Fallout: New Vegas, we have some bad news for you.

Video games could be part of the Olympics as soon as 2024 - should they be included, and which games would be the central focus of Olympic competition? On top of that, we detail the new releases for the upcoming week and answer fan questions in our fan mail segment, before announcing the winner of our July giveaway.

To take part in the community, use any of the links below:

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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/725468307840683/

Twitch: www.twitch.tv/txhgaminghub

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TXHGamingHub

Discord: https://discord.gg/TgjEmdf

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/gaminghub

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Jul 28, 2018
Episode 112 - Battlefield and COD Betas, Plus New Xbox Hardware Coming Soon
01:11:23

Microsoft has teased a new hardware announcement for Gamescom next month, and we discuss what we think it could be. If it is actually a new elite controller, will we be getting it? Also, Battlefield V and Call of Duty announced their beta dates - we talk about which we'll be playing, and if the direction that Battlefield seems to be headed is something we all want.

In other news, Microsoft announced that they will not accept any more delays for Crackdown 3 - does this make us concerned about the state of the game? Finally, Remedy would love to make another Alan Wake game, but needs Microsoft's go-ahead first. Are we hyped for a potential Alan Wake sequel?

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Jul 22, 2018
Episode 111 - Scott Drader Interview and Nintendo's Indie Commitment
01:03:09

This week, the Gaming Hub team is joined by Scott Drader, co-founder of Metalhead Software, to talk about Super Mega Baseball 2 and game development in general. We discuss the Super Mega Baseball series and why we love it, as well as get Scott's insight to why certain decisions were made about the game. Additionally, he talks about what it's like to be an independent game developer and they challenges he and his team face when developing a game.

Nintendo recently announced in their shareholder's call that they wanted to release 20-30 indie games per week on the Nintendo Switch. Do we think this is a good idea, and will it turn into a case of quantity over quality? We discuss the possibility of some great games getting lost in the shuffle because of the sheet amount of titles being released every week on the system.

Finally, we detail the new releases for the upcoming week for each of the major consoles, and answer fan mail questions. What are our thoughts on SCUF controllers? Which games have the best soundtracks? We answer these questions, and many more!

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Jul 15, 2018
Episode 110 - Community Play Announcements and Fan Mail
01:03:17

This week, we take a little different approach to the show for one week only. With there not being a whole lot in the way of meaningful news items in the world of console gaming, we instead focus on the community events we have planned over the next few months. From announcements of tournaments to community plays, we detail everything we have planned from July into early 2019!

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Jul 07, 2018
Episode 109 - A New Halo TV Series and Sony's Response to the Cross Play Controversy
01:18:36

This week, we dive into Sony's response to the cross-play controversy as we discuss the statement put forth by PlayStation regarding it. Are they serious about looking at a way to bring cross-play to the PlayStation, or are they just buying time? We also discuss whether we really care about cross-play on consoles, and if cross-play is really something companies should feel obligated to provide. Compared to locking the Epic account for PS4 Fortnite players, is cross-play really that big of a deal?

Halo is officially getting a series on Showtime, as the long rumored show was confirmed with production beginning early next year. How many of us are excited for it? Also, Amy Hennig left Electronic Arts months ago and the Cyberpunk 2077 demo shown behind closed doors at E3 was pre-alpha - does it change our thoughts on when the game will be released?

We detail all of the new releases for the coming week, as well as the new Games With Gold and PS+ titles for July 2018. Finally, we try to get caught up with fan mail questions and conduct our June 2018 giveaway. To have a chance at one of our many giveaways we do for our awesome community, use the links below to join and take part!

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Jul 02, 2018
Episode 108 - The Future of Console Gaming
01:01:46

E3 just ended, so there's very little news in the gaming world. Therefore, on the heels of the Gamestop news this week, we talk about the future of console gaming. Are digital downloads and subscription services the way of the future? Will physical copies and disc drives in consoles ever really go away? Finally, we discuss whether a company like Gamestop can truly survive and thrive as the landscape of console gaming changes.

In addition, we briefly talk about the announcement of NHL 19 at the NHL Awards show this past week, and we announce community tournaments and community play events that will be taking place starting in late July. To close out discussion, we talk about whether we really want to see and hear about games repeatedly when they are years and years away from launch.

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Jun 23, 2018
Episode 107 - E3 2018 Wrap Up
01:59:31

E3 2018 is over, and we're here to sum up what we saw this week and give you all of our top moments. We give you the 15 games and moments that got us most excited during the biggest video game show of the year this year. Did any huge announcements or games not make the list? Spoiler alert: the answer is yes!

In addition, we talk about Sony's decision to lock the Fortnite accounts for PS4 players to their console, not allowing player progression to travel between systems. Was this a good move by Sony, or could it backfire on them with their loyal fan base? Finally, we discuss Microsoft stating that they are deep into development on the next Xbox console, and the rumors that the next generation of consoles will arrive in 2020. Is that the right time to introduce a new generation, and how many games that we saw at E3 this year will be next gen games?

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Jun 16, 2018
Episode 106 - E3 2018! Nintendo Reactions
50:00

We give our thoughts and reactions on the Nintendo E3 2018 presentation, including Super Smash Bros Ultimate, Pokemon, Mario Party, and much more!

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Jun 13, 2018
Episode 105 - E3 2018! PlayStation Conference Reactions
48:12

Our reactions to the 2018 Sony E3 conference, as well as a giveaway for our community! We apologize for some technical issues that made Steven come across slightly more quiet than the rest of us, but we corrected it as much as possible. To have a chance at our many giveaways we do on the show, or to become part of our awesome community, click the links below.

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Jun 12, 2018
Episode 104 - E3 2018! Ubisoft Conference Reactions
46:43

Our thoughts and reactions for Ubisoft's conference from E3 2018!

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Jun 11, 2018
Episode 103 - E3 2018! Bethesda Conference
51:30

Sunday of E3 2018 is complete, and we have our reactions to the Bethesda show from Sunday night. We give our thoughts on Fallout 76, Rage 2, Doom Eternal, Prey DLC, and much much more. In addition, we also conduct one of our many E3 giveaways to a member of the community. To have a chance at winning one of our giveaways, click any of the links below to join our awesome community!

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Jun 11, 2018
Episode 102 - E3 2018! Microsoft Conference
01:20:34

Our E3 2018 coverage continues with our reactions and thoughts on the Microsoft conference, which took place on Sunday. Listen here to get our thoughts on Halo, Gears of War 5, Cyberpunk 2077, Ori, Kingdom Hearts, and a lot more! To have a chance at one of our many E3 giveaways, click any of the links below to join the community and submit questions to be read on the show!

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Jun 10, 2018
Episode 101 - E3 2018! Electronic Arts Conference
55:38

To kick off our E3 2018 coverage, the team from The Gaming Hub Podcast dives into the Electronic Arts conference, discussing everything we saw during the show. There were some great things (Yarny is back!), and since it's EA, there were some low points too. We get into all of it here, as well as give the show a grade and answer questions from our community. Finally, we do the first of our many E3 giveaways!

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Jun 09, 2018
Episode 100 - The Gaming Hub Fanfest II and Parris Lilly Interview
02:10:29

This week, we celebrate both 2 years and 100 episodes as we look forward to E3 2018 this weekend. We also do four giveaways on this episode to members of our community that submitted questions!

Crackdown 3 was delayed once again - what does this mean for the Microsoft conference at E3 this year, and for Xbox in general? Does it give us reason to be worried, and does it signal that they may have something that we haven't anticipated ready to announce on Sunday?

Finally, we're so happy to have been joined by Parris Lilly, co-host of Gamertag Radio, for an extended interview on the show. He talks about how he got into podcasting, his favorite memories attending E3, how he got to give Phil Spencer direct feedback on Kinect, and what he's most looking forward to at E3 this year.

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Jun 08, 2018
Episode 99 - E3 2018 Predictions Show
01:31:30

It's almost time for E3 2018, and we have our predictions for this year's show ready to go! We talk games like Halo, Fallout, Zelda, Mass Effect, and more. Which company do we think will come out on top, and what do they have to do to emerge victorious at this year's show?

In news, we talk about the reveals of Fallout 76 and Assassin's Creed: Odyssey - are we sick of companies ruining potential E3 surprises? Also, Bungie is getting a large investment allowing them to become a multi-franchise studio. Are we excited for more games from the Halo and Destiny developer?

We also detail the new games hitting stores this next week, as well as the new games hitting Games With Gold and PS+ in June. As always, we answer community qurestions in our fan mail segment.

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Jun 02, 2018
Episode 98 - E3 2018 Preview
53:40

On this special episode of The Gaming Hub, we take a look at E3 2018 and each company, anticipating what they might have up their sleeves at the biggest gaming show of the year. Will EA bring more than Anthem and Battlefield V? How excited is Steven for Kingdom Hearts? We talk about what Bethesda ahs to do to keep their amazing momentum from previous E3 shows, and what Ubisoft has to do in order to not leave us feeling "meh" about their show.

As for the big three, we know Nintendo has Pokemon and Smash Brothers to show off this year, but what else is Graham hoping to see from his favorite console maker? We dig into whether Sony is the runaway favorite to "win" E3 in 2018 and what would have to happen for them to lose, as well as what Microsoft has to deliver this year in what is a pivotal E3 for the Xbox.

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May 29, 2018
Episode 97 - Battlefield V or Black Ops IV?
01:55:01

Battlefield V was revealed this week, with new modes, no Premium Pass, and a return to the World War II setting. Is this the game we wanted from DICE, and will the (sort of) Battle Royale mode in it appeal to us as gemers? We discuss the war stories, Combined Arms, and how Grand Operations will add an element of Battle Royale to the game. Ultimately, now that we've seen both Battlefield V and Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, which do we think we'll be playing more of come October?

We also discuss the loaded October release schedule, how Death Stranding will rely on collaboration, and the rumors that Nintendo will be developing a Nintendo 64 mini console for release. Finally, for fans of Madden, it's coming out early this year - how excited are we?

We detail all new releases for each console in our releases segment, and answer plenty of questions in our fan mail segment at the end of the show. To be entered for future giveaways, join our community and submit questions to be read on the show.

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May 26, 2018
Episode 96 - Do Video Games Deserve Second Chances?
01:59:30

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 was revealed this week, and we have our reactions ready. Does the lack of single player in the new game bother us, and what do we think about the new Battle Royale mode called Blackout? Aside from Call of Duty, are we happy that Battle Royale is the new trend in gaming? We discuss the likelihood that the new craze will become a staple in all shooter games going forward.

There were more delays this week, including Ubisoft's Skull and Bones, which was delayed until 2019. We discuss whether it's better to delay a game (sometimes even multiple times) or to keep the release date promise and continue to support the game post-release to make the experience better. Do games like The Division, Sea of Thieves, and the original Titanfall deserve second chances months or more after release?

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May 19, 2018
Episode 95 - Are We Excited For Nintendo's Online Service?
02:00:52

This week, Nintendo announced their online service for just $20 per year, but is it a good value? We get into a spirited discussion about the features it does and does not offer, and we don't all agree on whether or not it is a good service. In other news, Sony finally announced it's E3 conference date and time - is it a change from years past?

Walmart Canada has appeared to ruin a good portion of the upcoming surprise announcements at E3, and we take the time to both blame Graham and discuss the potential announcements and how much impact they will have.  Finally, what steps is Microsoft taking to close the gap in exclusive titles with Sony?

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May 12, 2018
Episode 94 - Red Dead Redemption 2 Trailer Reactions and Much More!
02:01:22

This week marked the release of the third trailer of Rockstar's highly anticipated Red Dead Redemption 2. What were our reactions? And what are we hoping to see in the new game when it releases this fall? Also, Destiny 2 has the Warmind expansion incoming - will it be enough to get any of us back into the game?

Season 4 of Fortnite started this week, and one of our hosts is going to start playing it more, as well as stremaing. What do the changes mean for the game and what has been the secret of its success? Finally, we talk about Xbox's increased console sales and we list our top five PlayStation 4 games that we've played so far.

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May 05, 2018
Episode 93 - Will Universities Be the Future of E-Sports?
02:02:30

We apologize for the technical issues very early in the episode. For the first few minutes, Graham's voice is choppy, but it corrects itself in the first 10 minutes. Thanks for your understanding and support!

With Ashland University announcing that they will offer scholarships to players for a Fortnite E-Sports team, does this signal the beginning of the NCAA getting into gaming as a competitive sport? The Gaming Hub team discusses this question and a lot more of this week's gaming news, including Nintendo's E3 conference announcement, Sony's insane console sales numbers, and what we would like to see from the upcoming Nintendo online service.

In addition, Graham and Steve debate whether God of War or Zelda: Breath of the Wild is the better choice if someone has $60 to spend. We detail the releases for the upcoming week and the new free games for May, including Xbox's impressive Games With Gold lineup for the month before E3. Finally, we answer some great questions from the community in our weekly Fan Mail segment.

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Apr 28, 2018
Episode 92 - How Great Games Bring Out the Best and Worst in Gaming
02:03:19

This week marked the release of the PlayStation 4's highly anticipated God of War, and reviews were overwhelmingly positive. However, the release also brought out some negativity, and we discuss the reaction to some reviews and posts regarding Sony's hugely anticipated game. When does a review deserve criticism? Also, Steve has had a chance to play a little of God of War, and we get his thoughts on the game.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 might not have a campaign when it releases this fall, and we discuss the impact that might have on the game, and what the overall strategy for Activision is here. In addition, Dark Souls Remastered gets a delay on the Nintendo Switch, and we discuss the top games that you can play on the Xbox One right now in case you can't play God of War on the PlayStation. Where did games like Halo 5, The Witcher 3, Grand Theft Auto V, and Sunset Overdrive rank for us?

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Apr 21, 2018
Episode 91 - Are New Updates Enough to Save Sea of Thieves?
01:32:39

This week, Rare released their content update strategy for Sea of Thieves through the summer - will it be enough to satisfy players that don't feel there is enough content in the game? We discuss this, as well as the problem Microsoft faces this year with having little in the way of top-tier exclusives to put up against Sony's God of War and Spiderman.

Speaking of God of War, it's coming out soon, and we hear it's pretty good. We discuss the early reviews of the upcoming PlayStation exclusive and talk about how excited we are to get our hands on it next week. In addition, Xbox is releasing another 19 games in backwards compatibility, and we discuss whether this is really a viable strategy in opposition to Sony's new AAA games.

There's actually other games coming out next week alongside God of War, and we get you the info on those too, as well as answer questions in our fan mail segment.

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Apr 14, 2018
Episode 90 - Are Mobile Games Real Games?
01:30:30

On Episode 90 of The Gaming Hub, we dive into mobile games with the upcoming release of the Harry Potter mobile game - are they real video games? What have been our favorite mobile games to play, and how have they provided a different experience than console or PC games?

Also, we discuss Far Cry 5 achieving great sales numbers for Ubisoft, Spyro getting a re-release, and the newest episode of Inside Xbox. Finally, we look forward to Sony's Spider Man game for the PlayStation 4 now that it has a release date. How excited are we to get our hands on it?

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Apr 07, 2018
Episode 89 - Early Far Cry 5 Impressions
01:32:00

In Episode 89 of The Gaming Hub, we dig into the newly released Far Cry 5. Two of us have played it - what are our thoughts on the new game from Ubisoft? Also, another week into Sea of Thieves, have our thoughts on the game changed at all? Is it possible for the game to be both great and not fun at the same time?

The first week of April doesn't feature many releases on console, but we detail what you can get, and there are some good sales taking place for both Xbox and PlayStation. Get all the details in our new releases and deals segment!

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Mar 31, 2018
Episode 88 - Are Video Game Reviews Reliable?
01:29:30

With the release of the highly anticipated Sea of Thieves this week, The Gaming Hub Podcast digs into the reviews for the game - especially the ones that came out on release day. Can a review of an online game be accurate when posted on the day of release? Also, we break down our own experiences with Sea of Thieves, and talk about the rumored Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 remaster.

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Mar 24, 2018
Episode 87 - The Light at the End of the Tunnel
01:28:47

We're awfully excited this week, as the end of the gaming abyss is upon us. In Episode 87 of The Gaming Hub, we look forward to the wealth of new releases about to hit us, including Sea of Thieves, Far Cry 5, MLB the Show, and A Way Out. We talk about the announcement of Shadow of the Tomb Raider and the Sega Mega Drive Collection, and plot to break Ninja's new Twitch record.

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Mar 17, 2018
Episode 86 - Black Ops 4 and a Big Announcement
01:15:12

Starting with Episode 86, we are proud to be part of Dash Radio! We'll be airing on the Multiplayer channel on Dash Radio five times a week, with new episodes premiering there every Saturday at 9PM Pacific. As always, you'll still be able to get every episode of The Gaming Hub through whatever podcast platform you prefer. This week, we talk Call of Duty Black Ops 4, Nintendo Direct, State of Decay 2, and Days Gone. We detail the new releases for the upcoming week, and answer questions from the community in our fan mail segment.

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Mar 11, 2018
Episode 85 - Gaming as an Escape
01:21:35

Do you ever use video games as an escape? We do too! This week, the Gaming Hub Podcast team talks about how games can be an escape from the stress of life. Also, we talk about Detroit: Become Human getting a release date, how PlayStation is whipping Xbox in free game offerings, and the new games being added to the Xbox Game Pass program in March. Finally, we discuss what it would take to convert to the PlayStation 4 as our primary console (and more!) in our fan mail segment. Use the links below to join our awesome community!

 

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Mar 03, 2018
Episode 84 - How Can We Achieve Inclusivity In Gaming?
01:28:01

In Episode 84 of The Gaming Hub Podcast, the team discusses the upcoming remaster of Burnout Paradise that is arriving on Xbox One and PS4 in March, as well as the return of EA Play during E3 week this year in Los Angeles. We dig into Phil Spencer's keynote address at the DICE Summit in Las Vegas this week, and ask how we can combat the toxic culture that exists sometimes in gaming and create a more inclusive environment.

We had a chance to sit down for an interview with Gareth Brierly of TheXboxHub this week, and you can listen to that interview at the 44:15 mark of the show. Finally, we answer questions from the community and conduct our February giveaway for a member of the community.

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Feb 24, 2018
Episode 83 - More Sea of Thieves Details and Fan Mail
01:27:39

This week, the Gaming Hub Podcast dives into the endgame of Sea of Thieves - what happens when you become pirate legend? Also, we each state our wish list for Red Dead Redemption 2, talk about early E3 wishes, and answer lots of questions from our community. To join in on the community, use the links listed below and you'll have a chance to win one of our many giveaways that we do at The Gaming Hub!

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Feb 17, 2018
Episode 82.1 - The First Ever Gaming Hub Podcast Fan Fest!
01:19:14

**We have corrected the audio issues from Episode 82 and are re-posting it. Sorry for the inconvenience and thanks for your support!**

This week, we have our first ever Gaming Hub Podcast Fan Fest, where we give away gaming prizes to our loyal listeners. In doing so, we answer a lot of fan questions, and discuss the gaming news of the week. To join the community, just use the links below and you can win one of the many giveaways we do here on the show!

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Feb 13, 2018
Episode 82 - The First Ever Gaming Hub Fan Fest!
01:19:14

This week, we have our first ever Gaming Hub Podcast Fan Fest, where we give away gaming prizes to our loyal listeners. In doing so, we answer a lot of fan questions, and discuss the gaming news of the week. To join the community, just use the links below and you can win one of the many giveaways we do here on the show!

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Feb 10, 2018
Episode 81 - Is Xbox on a Shopping Spree?
59:55

This week, the Gaming Hub Podcast team discusses the rumors that Microsoft is looking to acquire EA, Valve, or Bluehole. Also, we express our complete and utter sadness at another delay for Red Dead Redemption 2, and we talk about EA's strategy for game releases over the next couple of years. It's a week for indie game releases, and we let you know all the titles you can buy, along with what you can get for free and what new games are coming to Xbox Game Pass. Finally, we answer fan mail from our community. Join in the community via the links below to have a chance to win our monthly giveaways!

 

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Feb 03, 2018
Episode 80 - How Fun is Sea of Thieves?
01:37:18

This week, the team details some major changes happening with the show - they're all good! - and talks all the biggest news, including Xbox Games Pass, Sea of Thieves beta, and news of a new Dragon Age game, and more. We give our 10 predictions for what will be happening with Xbox in 2018, and talk about the cost of free games in fan mail. Please use the links below to join in the conversation and be part of the community!

 

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Jan 27, 2018
Episode 79 - What Should Microsoft's First Party Strategy Be?
01:18:58

This week, the GCR team Fable, Dead By Daylight, a change in leadership at Microsoft Studios, and more in our Top 5 news items. We detail the latest releases and deals for Xbox, as well as get into fan questions. What is our favorite piece of gaming memorabilia? Are we excited for a new Alien game? Is Nintendo Labo going to be successful? Remember to join our Facebook group for a chance to win monthly prizes!

 

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Jan 20, 2018
Episode 78 - Should Mouse And Keyboard Be On Console?
01:05:27

This week, the GCR team talks Nintendo Direct, Sea of Thieves beta, and both new and old controllers in our Top 5 news items of the week. We detail the new releases and best deals for all major consoles, and get into fan mail - is a mouse and keyboard setup on console a good thing? Also, forgive us for having a little excitement about playoff football this week - we appreciate it.

 

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Jan 15, 2018
Episode 77 - Would We Ever Give Up Gaming?
01:02:53

This week, the GCR team covers the five biggest stories in gaming - a new trailer for Monster Hunter Worlds, news on the next Zelda game, and the end of an Xbox accessory are among them. We detail the best new releases and deals, and answer fan mail too!

 

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Jan 10, 2018
Episode 76 - New Years Gaming Resolutions!
54:16

This week, we say goodbye to part of our show while also looking forward to the future. What are the resolutions that each major company should have? What are our own personal gaming resolutions? Finally, we announce the winner of our holiday giveaway grand prize!

 

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Jan 01, 2018
Episode 75 - Special Holiday Episode
48:43

This week, the GCR team talks about our favorite holiday gaming memories - what has stood out to us throughout the years? Also, we discuss our favorite Christmas movies, meals, and characters. Because this is a special episode, we don't have a winner this week, but will make it up with two winners on next week's show!

 

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Dec 26, 2017
Episode 74 - Delays, Fan Mail, and More Holiday Giveaways!
01:09:08

This week, we try out a new format on our show with (we think) good results. In our Top 5, we talk Sea of Thieves, another game gets delayed, and congratulate Nintendo on hitting a big milestone. We take you through all the best new releases and deals for the week, and answer fan mail. Finally, we give away a prize in Week 2 of our holiday giveaway.

 

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Dec 19, 2017
Episode 73 - PSX and Holiday Giveaways!
01:14:47

This week, the GCR team covers all the biggest announcements from both The Game Awards and PSX, including some release dates for much anticipated games. How many people actually play Ultimate Team in EA Sports games, and Sony has sold how many PS4s? Graham details all of the new releases, and Eugene covers the few deals out there in the post-Black Friday world. In our fan mail segment, we announce the first two winners of our annual holiday giveaways.

 

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Dec 12, 2017
Episode 72 - Game Awards 2017 Predictions
01:31:43

This week, the GCR team gives our predictions for the winners of the biggest categories at The Game Awards 2017. Also, what were the best selling games, and what do we think of Epic suing a 14 year old? Graham details the newest games you can get your hands on, and Eugene fills us in on all the best deals this week. Finally, we answer fan mail questions and talk about our upcoming holiday giveaways. Please join the Gaming Culture Radio Forums on Facebook and follow Gaming Culture Radio on Twitch and Mixer!

Dec 04, 2017
Episode 71 - Are Microtransactions Bad For Gaming?
45:01
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Nov 28, 2017
Episode 70 - We're Back! And Have Much to be Thankful For
01:34:58
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Nov 22, 2017
Episode 69 - Destiny 2 is Here!
54:09

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Sep 15, 2017
Episode 68 - Gamescom Wrap Up
01:19:20
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Sep 01, 2017
Episode 67 - Microsoft Gamescom Show!
35:28

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Aug 24, 2017
Episode 66 - Getting Ready For Gamescom!
01:40:13

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Aug 24, 2017
Episode 65 - Quickest Show Ever!
43:45

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Aug 08, 2017
Episode 64 - How Can You Balance Work and Gaming?
01:09:46

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Aug 02, 2017
Episode 63 - Destiny 2 Beta
43:36

Gaming Culture Radio is the official podcast of cultureofgaming.com and covers all the latest news in the world of gaming every week. To join in on the conversation, head on over to Facebook and join the Gaming Culture Radio Forums and have a chance to win one of our monthly giveaways!

Jul 25, 2017
Episode 62 - Are Retro Games Better?
54:59

This week, we discuss retro games and whether older, harder games are better than the games of today. In news, we talk Microsoft's plans for Gamescom, when we might see a PlayStation 5, and the Castlevania Netflix series. Graham details all new releases, and Mike lets us know what deals are out there to be had. Finally, we answer questions from the community. Please join the Gaming Culture Radio Forums on Facebook to join in on the conversation and have a chance to win our monthly giveaways!

Jul 16, 2017
Episode 61 - What Would Make a Great Horror Game?
59:13

In Episode 61, we dive into three huge additions to the EA Access vault, Destiny 2 news, and a significant faux pa by Sony. Also, which highly requested feature is on its way to Xbox One soon? We detail new releases and deals for the week, and talk about collectibles and what the ideal horror game would be in our fan mail segment. You can join in on the discussion by joining the Gaming Culture Radio Forums on Facebook!

Jul 08, 2017
Episode 60 - Xbox One X and SNES Classic
01:26:38

This week, we discuss how we think the Xbox One X will perform in terms of sales, and how excited are we for the SNES Classic? Destiny will have changes in weapons for Destiny 2, and how big of a download is Forza 7 in 4K? Sony is looking forward to the PS5, but when can we expect to see it? Graham takes us through the new releases out there, and Mike details all deals available this week. Finally, we answer fan mail and announce the winner of our June giveaway! Join the Gaming Culture Radio Forums on Facebook to take part in the conversation and have a chance to win our monthly prizes!

Jul 01, 2017
Episode 59 - Atari's New Console and Destiny 2 Beta!
58:03

The week after E3 provides us plenty to talk about as Atari announces they have a new console in development, COD 4 Remastered is officially going to be a standalone release, and the Destiny 2 beta gets dated and detailed. Phil Spencer comments on the Xbox One X vs the Xbox One S, and Sony's Shawn Layden clarifies the release window for the upcoming PlayStation games we saw at E3 this year. Graham takes us through all of the new releases for the week, Mike lets us know the best deals we can get our hands on, and we answer fan mail. Join the Gaming Culture Radio forums on Facebook to join in on the conversation and to have a chance to win one of our monthly giveaways!

Jun 24, 2017
Episode 58 - E3 Wrap Up
58:01

The Gaming Culture Radio team wraps up E3 week by sharing our biggest stories of the week, then declaring winners in the game, developer, and console maker categories. We announce the final winner of our E3 giveaways, and look forward to a great summer of gaming! As always, join our Facebook group at Gaming Culture Radio Forums to stay part of the conversation and to be entered for all of our monthly giveaways!

Jun 17, 2017
Episode 57 - E3 2017! Nintendo Direct
01:15:42

Special guest Rami Tabari from Xbox Culture joins us as the entire Gaming Culture Radio team breaks down the Nintendo Direct conference from E3 2017. Dis we like what we saw? Was there a good reason for gamers to invest in a Nintendo Switch? We give you the answers in this episode, plus we talk about what we want to see from the rest of the E3 conference on the show floor. Finally, we answer fan mail, give away our Nintendo prize for E3, and look forward to our Thursday episode where we will wrap up E3 and declare a winner. To join the conversation, please join the Gaming Culture Radio Forums on Facebook and for all gaming news, be sure to visit xboxculture.net and playstationculture.net for all the latest from E3!

Jun 14, 2017
Episode 56 - E3 2017! Sony Conference
01:35:54

Special guest Mike Solseth from Xbox Culture joins us to help break down the entire Sony conference from E3 2017. What were our favorite moments? Were there any letdowns? And did Sony do enough to top Microsoft's showing on Sunday? We discuss all of that, give the conference a grade, and discuss fan reaction from our community regarding Sony's conference. Finally, we give away two awesome prizes to members of our community! Join our Facebook page by heading to the Gaming Culture Radio Forums to learn how to be entered for all of our monthly giveaways!

Jun 13, 2017
Episode 55 - E3 2017! Bethesda and Ubisoft Conferences
01:02:29

The Gaming Culture Radio team reacts to the biggest announcements from both the Bethesda and Ubisoft E3 conferences. What surprises did we find, and which game trailer truly wowed us all? Also, we answer fan mail and give away our prize for the Bethesda and Ubisoft conferences. Join the Gaming Culture Radio forums on Facebook and submit questions to be read on the show to be entered for our E3 or monthly giveaways!

Jun 13, 2017
Episode 54 - E3 2017! Microsoft Conference
01:54:00

Special guest Mike Solseth from Xbox Culture joins us to break down everything from the highly anticipated Microsoft conference at E3. Did they do enough to change the landscape of the console war, and does the newly named Xbox One X live up to all of our hopes and expectations? Be sure to join our Facebook group at Gaming Culture Radio Forums to have a chance to win one of our many E3 giveaways!

Jun 12, 2017
Episode 53 - E3 2017! Electronic Arts Conference
01:17:22

It's time for E3 2017! The Gaming Culture Radio crew gets together to break down all announcements from the Electronic Arts E3 press conference along with special guest Rami Tabari from xboxculture.net. Subscribe to the podcast and join our Facebook page at Gaming Culture Radio Forums to keep up with all the latest from E3 and have a chance at one of our $400 in E3 giveaways!

Jun 11, 2017
Episode 52 - E3 Hype and Predictions!
01:15:49

On our one year anniversary show, we make our predictions for the upcoming biggest gaming show of the year, E3. Microsoft possibly hints at a release date for Scorpio, and For Honor and Shenmue 3 fans don't get any good news. On the topic of bad news, Nintendo's online service gets delayed until 2018. Mike takes us through the deals that can be had, and Graham lets us know what's new in stores. To have a chance to win one of our over $400 in E3 prize packs, head on over to Facebook and join the Gaming Culture Radio forums!

Jun 09, 2017
Episode 51 - Friday the 13th Review
01:29:14

This week, David Fry from Xbox Culture joins us to discuss his review of the new Friday the 13the game - does it have enjoyable moments beyond the connectivity issues? We talk a possible reveal of the Destiny 2 beta and a definite reveal of the gold PS4. Assassin's Creed is finally officially announced, and we talk about an update on Shenmue 3. Graham takes us through all of the new releases for the week, and Mike details all the deals that gamers can take advantage of. Finally, we answer this week's fan mail, including best game soundtrack and which franchise we'd love to see brought back from the dead. Please head on over to Facebook and join the Third Sun Gaming Podcast Forums to be eligible for our monthly giveaways, and visit Xbox Culture and PlayStation Culture for all the latest news in gaming!

Jun 02, 2017
Episode 50 - Red Dead 2 and Lots of Giveaways!
01:53:25

Join the Third Sun Gaming Podcast Forums on Facebook to be eligible to win one of our many upcoming E3 giveaways! This week, we talk about the delay of Red Dead Redemption 2, the impending launch of Xbox Games Pass, and the Far Cry 5 announcement. Also, Gwent gets a public beta and Beam gets a rebrand. Graham walks us through the new releases for the week, and Mike details the deals out there for gamers to take advantage of. Finally, we celebrate Episode 50 with four giveaways in our fan mail segment! Head on over to xboxculture.net and playstationculture.net for all the latest in gaming news!

May 26, 2017
Episode 49 - Destiny 2 and South Park!
01:36:57
Join the Third Sun Gaming Podcast Forums on Facebook to be entered for our monthly giveaways! This week, we dive into the Destiny 2 game play trailer and a new release date for South Park: The Fractured But Whole. Also, what are the demographics of the average Xbox One gamer? Graham details a surprisingly high amount of new games available in stores, and Mike details deals worth taking advantage of. In discussion, we answer fan mail. As always, you can join in on the discussion by joining the Third Sun Gaming Podcast Forums on Facebook and following us on Twitch at twitch.tv/thirdsungaming!
May 21, 2017
Episode 48 - How Close to Release Should Games Be Announced?
01:17:27

Join the Third Sun Gaming Podcast Forums on Facebook to be entered for our monthly giveaways! Note: We apologixe for the extra notification noise in the first part of the episode - it has been fixed for future episodes. This week, we talk about a new Need for Speed game, console updates Microsoft is making, and a possible release window for God of War which sparks a discussion about strategy around announcing games years before release. Graham details all new releases, and Mike fills us in on the deals for the week. In discussion, we answer questions from the community. Please follow us on Twitch at twitch.tv/thirdsungaming and on Twitter @thirdsungaming!

May 12, 2017
Episode 47 - Darksiders III and New Remedy Game
01:08:47

This week, we discuss the announcement of a new Darksiders game, as well as the rumor that Call of Duty 4 will soon be a standalone title on current gen systems. What milestone did Nintendo hit in the UK, and what major franchise from last gen is now available on backwards compatibility on Xbox One? Graham details the new releases for the week, and Mike gives us the info on all deals that are worth our attention. In discussion, we answer questions from the community. As always, you can join in on the conversation by joining the Third Sun Gaming Podcast Forums on Facebook or by following us on Twitter @thirdsungaming!

May 06, 2017
Episode 46 - COD and April Giveaway!
01:01:46

This week, we dive into the recently announced Call of Duty WWII - who on the show is excited for the game? We talk Switch, the spiritual successor to Burnout, and why Ubisoft is blocking some features for For Honor on Xbox One. Graham lets us know what new releases we can get, and Mike lets us know how we can save money on games this week. We answer fan mail and announce the winner of our monthly giveaway as well. To join the discussion, head to Facebook and join the Third Sun Gaming Podcast Forums or follow us on Twitter @thirdsungaming

Apr 29, 2017
Episode 45 - Star Wars Battlefront 2 News and Fan Mail!
01:21:15

This week, we dive into the announcements surrounding Star Wars Battlefront 2, including its release date. You can now get refunds through the Microsoft store, and there will be no special Scorpio event before E3. Someone says that Fallout 4 VR will completely change the industry, and what is Nintendo working on as a follow up to the Nintendo Classic Mini? We detail all of the new releases and deals for the upcoming week, and dive into fan mail in our discussion segment. As always, you can join in on the discussion by joining our Facebook group, the Third Sun Gaming Podcast Forums!

Apr 21, 2017
Episode 44 - Scorpio Specs and Fan Mail!
01:12:24

This wee, we dive into the officially revealed specs for the upcoming Xbox Scorpio console - how does it compare to the original Xbox One and the PlayStation 4 Pro? We talk about new releases coming out this week, and which deals you need to jump on. Finally, we dive into fan mail questions and find out what you in the community want us to be talking about. As always, you can join in on the conversation by joining the Third Sun Gaming Podcast Forums on Facebook or by following us on Twitter @thirdsungaming.

Apr 10, 2017
Episode 43 - Scorpio Rumors and Destiny 2
58:26

In this week's episode, we discuss Xbox Scorpio rumors and the reveal trailer for Destiny 2 - coming sooner than was originally thought. Graham details major new releases, and Mike walks us though all of the best deals available for gamers this week. In discussion, we answer fan mail questions and dig into whether the Nintendo Switch was released too early. Also, should it be held to the same standard as the Xbox One and PlayStation 4? As always, join in on the conversation by being part of our Facebook group the Third Sun Gaming Podcast Forums, or by following us on Twitter @thirdsungaming!

Apr 04, 2017
Episode 42 - Monthly Giveaway! And What About Splatoon?
58:47

Join us this week as we discuss a possible release date for Destiny 2, which games will be at EA Play in June, and how much of a presence will Fallout 4 VR have at E3? Xbox insiders are about to get new features to play with, and Diablo 3 gets a new update. Graham fills us in on what we can get in stores, and Mike lets us all know what we can save money on. Finally, we reveal the winner of our first monthly giveaway! You can join in on the conversation by becoming part of our Facebook group, the Third Sun Gaming Podcast Forums, or by following us on Twitter @thirdsungaming.

Mar 26, 2017
Episode 41 - Let's Do the Crab Walk!
01:06:31

This week, we talk about the animation problems surfacing in Mass Effect: Andromeda - do they take away from the experience in the game? We also talk Pokemon Go, Scorpio, For Honor, and we discover that collecting every last Korok seed in Zelda gets you exactly what it should. In discussion, we answer fan mail and look forward to E3 2017. As always, you can join in on the discussion by becoming part of our Facebook group or by following us on Twitter @thirdsungaming!

Mar 19, 2017
Episode 40 - What Do We Want In Open World Games?
55:39

This week, we cover how well the Nintendo Switch did in its release week, as well as upcoming new content from a variety of popular games. PS4's newest firmware update is now live, and Xbox puts the hammer down on a feature in Conan: Exiles. In discussion, we answer questions from the community and chat about what we've been playing (one of us just got Switch this week, and he's not one of the fanboys). As always, join in on the discussion by being part of our Facebook group or by following us on Twitter @thirdsungaming.

Mar 11, 2017
Episode 39 - Nintendo Switch Reactions!
01:25:56

This week, we discuss the newly released Nintendo Switch. Does it live up to the hype? Also, Graham and Eugene discuss their early experience with the new Zelda game. In news, we talk Microsoft's Xbox Game Pass plan, Battlefield 1 DLC, and what exactly will carry over to Destiny 2 this fall. We also got to play Sea of Thieves last week and give reactions to that. Finally, we answer fan mail questions. As always, you can join in on the discussion by joining our Facebook group or by following us on Twitter @thirdsungaming!

Mar 06, 2017
Episode 38 - Switch is the best. The best. So many people are saying it.
01:23:56

This week, we talk Microsoft exclusives, news on Fallout 4 VR, and upcoming new Bethesda games. Titanfall 2 gets a new mode with double XP for a weekend. Graham enters Nintendo defense mode about all things Switch. We detail all new games coming this week, as well as what games and consoles you can save money on. We answer questions for the community and see if anyone can defeat mike in our 25 questions game. As always, join in on the conversation by being part of our Facebook group or by following us on Twitter @thirdsungaming!

Feb 26, 2017
Episode 37 - I Want Everything For Free!
01:08:18

This week, we talk about a couple more E3 conferences being given times and dates, as well as what the Switch interface looks like since someone got their hands on one early. If you're a huge fan of PlayStation Now, this is not a good week for you, and it's an even worse week if you think Nintendo should never charge for DLC. Graham takes us through the new releases, and Mike lets us know what we can all save money on this week. In discussion, we get to fan mail questions as well as play our 25 questions game. As always, you can join in on the discussion by joining our group on Facebook or by following us on Twitter @thirdsungaming.

Feb 17, 2017
Episode 36 - COD Changes, Destiny 2 News, and More Ubisoft Delays
01:15:08

This week, we talk about the changes rumored to be coming to the Call of Duty franchise in 2017, as well as some news about Destiny 2. Ubisoft delays yet another game, and some Nintendo Switch pre-orders get cancelled. Graham runs down the list of games you can get your hands on this week, and Mike details all the deals worth talking about in the world of gaming. As always, you can join in on the discussion by joining our Facebook group or by following us on Twitter @thirdsungaming!

Feb 14, 2017
Episode 35 - EA News and PSVR in 3D!
01:08:10

This week, we cover the biggest news out of the quarterly EA call, including news about Star Wars Battlefront 2 and Madden 18. The PS4 is getting a large update soon - what's in it? Nintendo finally gives up on the Wii U for good, just like Eugene has given up on trying to win our 25 questions game. As always, join in on the discussion by becoming part of our Facebook group or by following us on Twitter @thirdsungaming!

Feb 08, 2017
Episode 34 - Scorpio Leaks and Say Goodbye to Snap
01:57:48

This week, we discuss the news that leaked surrounding the upcoming Xbox Scorpio console. How powerful will it be? Also, we prepare to say goodbye to snap mode on the Xbox One, as well as discuss release dates and upcoming DLC for some popular games. In discussion, we answer fan mail and discover who comes out on top in this week's 25 questions segment. As always, you can join the discussion by joining our Facebook group or by following us on Twitter @thirdsungaming!

Jan 31, 2017
Episode 33 - Wii U's Swan Song
01:01:30

This week, we discuss the final major title that will release for the Wii U, as well as numerous betas that are on the way in early 2017. EA announces its E3 plans, and Xbox introduces a new guide. We answer fan mail questions and find out if anyone can pull into a tie with Mike in our video game 25 questions segment. As always, join in on the conversation by joining our Facebook group or by following us on Twitter @thirdsungaming

Jan 24, 2017
Episode 32 - Bear With Us While We Switch (Snap)
01:18:13

This week, we get into the big Nintendo Switch reveal and talk about both the console itself and the horribly awkward conference. What games will be available at launch? What exactly is the online service Nintendo is offering with it? In other news, Scalebound is cancelled by Microsoft, while Gears 4 and Titanfall 2 ramp up for new DLC. We also play our first ever 25 questions game - who will come out the winner and grab the point this week? As always, you can join in on the conversation by joining our Facebook group or by following us on Twitter @thirdsungaming!

Jan 15, 2017
Episode 31 - Release Dates and Fan Mail
01:16:21

Join us for the misery that is the early January gaming season as Graham details all of the mostly non impressive gaming releases this week. However, fun is on the horizon with release date announcements for both Mass Effect Andromeda and Injustice 2. We talk about the upcoming Nintendo Switch conference and get into listener questions during our fan mail segment. Be part of the community by joining our Facebook group and following us on Twitter @thirdsungaming!

Jan 10, 2017
Episode 30 - New Year's Resolutions!
01:52:35

In the final episode of 2016, we remember the year that was in gaming, talking about all of the high (and low) points from 2016. Mike fills us in on the holiday deals still going on for games on both major consoles, and in discussion we talk about our resolutions for 2017, with both individual gaming goals and goals for the podcast. Finally, we answer the fan mail we received this week. Join our Facebook group to take part in the discussion with our community!

Dec 31, 2016
Episode 29 - 2017 Wish List and Holiday Giveaways!
01:59:50

This week , talk about our gaming wish list for 2017 as well as give away our final prizes for the 2016 holiday season. In news, Battlefield 1 has lots of announcements, and Star Wars Battlefront offers a special promotion. We talk about what games we've been playing, and answer questions from the community! As always, join the discussion by joining our facebook group, following us on Twitter @thirdsungaming, or by joining our xbox group.

Dec 24, 2016
Episode 28 - Super Mario Run and Holiday Giveaways!
01:39:49

Super Mario Run is finally out for IOS - most of us have played it, what do we think? How many Xbox players have tried out the backwards compatibility feature? Many games have holiday events kicking off, and Call of Duty achieves something it didn't want to. Graham covers every game we can get new in stores, and Mike walks us through some great deals to be had. Finally, one lucky listener wins a digital copy of Battlefield 1 in Week 3 of our Holiday Giveaways!

Dec 19, 2016
Episode 27 - Holiday Giveaways!
01:18:05

Episode 27 marks Week 2 of our 4-week holiday giveaways based on questions received from the community. In news, we discuss PlayStation sales achievements both in consoles and PSVR, new content for Battlefield 1, and further rumors about what you might be able to play on the upcoming Nintendo Switch. In new releases, does The Last Guardian live up to the hype? Eugene has played it and lets us know his thoughts. Finally, we talk about what we've been playing and answer questions submitted by the community. Listen to Episode 27 to learn how to enter to win in Week 3 of our holiday giveaways!

Dec 09, 2016
Episode 26 - Final Fantasy XV and Playoff Champions!
01:53:15

This week, we discuss the release of Fanial Fantasy XV - Eugene has been playing it, so what does he think of the game despite lower than expected reviews? What can explain Titanfall 2's lower sales in the face of universally high reviews? While we're on the topic of sales disappointments, what is considered the biggest flop of the 2016 holiday season? In discussion, we recap our Game Awards predictions and declare a winner, as well as give away the first of our holiday giveaways to members of our community!

Dec 05, 2016
Episode 25 - Game Awards Predictions!
01:34:55

This week, we discuss the welcome trend of games offering free DLC to players, with in-game purchases only being for cosmetic items. Would you be disappointed if Xbox's snap mode went away? You might find out. Why has Watch Dogs 2 been such a gigantic disappointment on the retail front? What hints has Remedy been dropping about their new game? In discussion, we talk about The Game Awards and offer up our predictions for the biggest categories. Be sure to listen to Episode 25 for a chance to win one of our holiday season giveaways!

Nov 28, 2016
Episode 24 - Black Friday Deals!
01:16:48

This week, we take a look at all the great deals you can get on Black Friday this year in the US. In news, Xbox celebrates its 15th anniversary by winning October NPD to make it four months in a row on top. Battlefield 1 finally gets a big update out, and adds hardcore servers and Fog of War. Could you have your PSN name suspended for sharing pics of a naughty NPC in Watch Dogs 2? Speaking of PSN names, is there renewed hope that you might be able to change your name on the service? We get insight into the price of the Nintendo Switch, and Remedy promises details about a new game soon. As always, join the conversation by heading to www.thirdsungaming.com or by following us on Twitter @thirdsungaming.

Nov 21, 2016
Episode 23 - Introducing a New Co-Host!
55:48

This episode, Tyler is still on the road but we had time to sit down with our new member of the team, Eugene. He talks about his love for gaming, as well as what his favorite systems and games of all time are. We get into a couple of the news items from the week, but check back this weekend for a new full episode of the Third Sun Gaming podcast for all the news, deals, and releases in the world of gaming!

Nov 18, 2016
Episode 22 - Lessons Learned on the Road
28:16

This week it's a solo act as Tyler chimes in from the road during a three-week trip for work. We apologize for the short episode, but wanted to get new content out to our community without having to wait until all work-related travel was done.

Nov 14, 2016
Episode 21 - Whiny Little B***h
01:23:06

Fair warning - this week's show is even more NSFW than normal :) In this week's episode, we address the problems with our website and how a whiny little bitch temporarily ruined it for everyone. We get into the news of the week, which brought us some clarification on the new Nintendo Switch. Also, what happened to Evolve Season 2, and when might we see MLB The Show 17? Is Microsoft getting into the VR game, and if so, will Xbox see the benefits? Graham takes us through the new releases this week, and Mike lets us know what games we can all save our money on - more importantly, which game is finally not on the deals list for either major console this week? As always, you can join in the conversation by following us on Twitter @thirdsungaming!

Oct 29, 2016
Episode 20 - The Switch From Awful to Hopeful
01:17:50

This week, we discuss the reveal of the new Nintendo Switch - does it sway the people on the show not named Graham? We also talk the official announcement of Red Dead Redemption 2 by Rockstar. Also, Dead Rising 4 gets its season pass detailed and we'll be getting yet another remaster. Graham takes us through what new games are in the store this week, and Mike lets us know what we can save our money on. As always, you can join in the conversation by following us on Twitter @thirdsungaming!

Oct 23, 2016
Episode 19 - Nobody Cares About The Maple Leafs!
01:21:31

This week, we dive into the release of the new PlayStation VR, as well as what games you can get for it out of the gate. Microsoft wins NPD for the third month in a row, and Overwatch hits a big milestone. Mike details what we can all save our money on, and Graham gets us caught up on all big non-VR releases, including the awesome Gears of War 4. In discussion, we talk momentum in sports games, and whether split screen co-op is really still a good thing. As always, you can join the discussion by following us on Twitter @thirdsungaming!

Oct 16, 2016
Episode 18 - Pre-Order Bogus
01:30:43

This week, we get caught up on news and releases after a couple of weeks of technical difficulties. How many consoles did Microsoft hope to sell this generation? Really? Also, Graham gets us caught up on what we can get in stores, including Forza Horizon 3 and Xcom. In discussion, we dive into how pre-order bonuses are changing and why that's not a good thing. Also, we discuss those poor souls that truly believe gaming causes people to behave a certain way in everyday life. As always, join the discussion by folowing us on Twitter @thirdsungaming

Oct 08, 2016
Episode 17 - Delays, Delays, Delays
01:03:33

Suprise! Ubisoft has delayed another game. Even bigger surprise! A PS4 exclusive is delayed. We talk delays to two highly anticipated games that were supposed to come out this fall, and how we feel about it. Also, we cover the large amount of AAA games you can buy this week, along with what deals are out there to save money on. In discussion, we talk NHL and how in the world Sony can think the primary competition for their PS4 (semi) Pro is the PC and not the Xbox Scorpio. Join the conversation by following us on Twitter @thirdsungaming, or go to www.thirdsungaming.com and take part in the discussion on the forums!

Sep 16, 2016
Episode 16 - Going Semi-Pro
46:31

First, during this episode we incorrectly state that Forza Horizon 3 is releasing September 13. That is incorrect, as the release date is the end of September. Just wanted to clear that up. This week, we discuss Sony's big announcement of the PS4 Pro and the updated PS4 slim. We cover new games releasing, and the top news stories of the week. Finally, does the PS4 Pro set up the Xbox One for success going forward?

Sep 12, 2016
Episode 15 - The Calm Before The Storm
01:09:08

With just two weeks remaining before the beginning of the fall gaming bonanza, we talk about our experiences with Madden, the rumored NX features, and how EA's Peter Moore can make people excited and sad within the same week. Forza Horizon 3 has gone gold, and there's a special surprise waiting in the game for Halo players. In discussion, we talk about DDOS attacks, strategy guides as a crutch, and which genre of game would we want on a desert island. As always, join the discussion by going to www.thirdsungaming.com and joining the forums, or follow us on Twitter @thirdsungaming.

Sep 03, 2016
Episode 14 - The Xbox Onesie Is Finally Here!
01:02:15

This week, we discuss the rumored upcoming PS4 Slim model, along with the $10 hike in PlayStation Network fees. Battlefield season pass, No Man's Sky, the Division, and Battlefield UI all make the news, along with the release of the Xbox onesie. Graham is finally able to tell us about new AAA games hitting the store, and Mike covers what everyone can save some money on. In discussion, we talk about how to prioritize games when on a budget, remasters, and sandbox games. Join the discussion by following us on Twitter @thirdsungaming, or by visiting the website at www.thirdsungaming.com and taking part in the discussion on the forums!

Aug 27, 2016
Episode 13 - Nosulus Rift For Everyone!
01:23:18

This week, we talk about the ridiculous "VR" peripheral Ubisoft has created, along with new features coming to games this fall and some newly announced release dates. In other news, will Graham really buy an $800 blu-ray collection? We talk patches to No Man's Sky, Madden 17 early access, and betas for Titanfall 2 and FIFA 17. Finally, do we think the diminishing role couch co-op plays is a bad thing? What is the best argument for getting the PS4? When do new innovations to a game make it not as fun as the previous game? Join the discussion by going to www.thirdsungaming.com or by following us on Twitter @thirdsungaming!

Aug 20, 2016
Episode 12 - Why Would a Collector's Edition Include the Game?
01:10:45

This week, we discuss the fact that a special Battlefield 1 collector's edition comes with everything you'd ever want - except the game. Sony might actually be announcing the Neo soon, and Xbox emerges victorious in July. A major release highlights this week's new games, as No Man's Sky makes its much anticipated arrival. In discussion, we talk about the lingering public perception about the PS4 and Xbox One, why surprise announcements in gaming are a thing of the past, and Graham defends Nintendo. Again. Join the discussion on Twitter by following us @thirdsungaming or visit thirdsungaming.com and take part in the forums.

Aug 12, 2016
Episode 11 - Get the Rope, Goose!
01:23:38

We take time this week to honor the memory of one of the show's biggest fans who is gone too soon. In news, we discuss the launch of the Xbox One S and ask Graham how he's liking it so far. Inside gets a release date on PS4, hints of new games coming to Nintendo NX, and a professional soccer player is quitting his day job to become a professional FIFA video game player. In discussion, we talk NHL 17 beta and a little Pokemon Go. Join the discussion at www.thirdsungaming.com or by following us on Twitter @thirdsungaming.

Aug 05, 2016
Episode 10 - Fan Mail, and Nintendo is Doing What?
01:34:22

Join us as we discuss the rumored portable nature of the Nintendo NX, along with the rest of the news this week. In new releases, how does We Happy Few perform in the preview program? Mike covers what you can save your money on, and we dive into the NHL 17 beta. What is better about it than last year's game? Finally, we answer fan mail in the discussion segment, covering everything from season passes to cross play.

Jul 30, 2016
Episode 09 - Gotta Catch Em All!
01:29:24

Xbox One S gets a release date! Who on the show is buying one? Will cross-play ever actually happen between Sony and Microsoft? Rise of the Tomb Raider and Dead Rising 1 are headed to PS4 soon, and Xbox Live usage reaches a new high. How long do we think the Pokemon Go craze will last? We discuss our own experiences with the new game and what exactly makes it so addicting. Do we prefer the overall experience on the Xbox or the PS4 more?

Jul 22, 2016
Episode 08 - Who You (Not) Gonna Call?
01:17:06

This week's episode finds us amazed at how truly bad the new Ghostbusters game appears to be based on the reviews. We talk Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony's Gamescom plans, and about how Pokemon Go has taken over the world in mere days. In the dead of summer, new releases are paltry again, but will Mike save us with some deals worth shelling our money out for? Finally, we get into backwards compatibility, Gamestop, and E3 leaks during our discussion/fanmail segment. Follow us on Twitter @thirdsungaming or go to www.thirdsungaming.com to take part in the community!

Jul 16, 2016
Episode 07 - Back to the Wild West!
01:17:35

We talk about the excitement we all have about playing Red Dead Redemption on Xbox One! Also, Blizzard brings the hammer down on cheaters, Evolve changes its strategy, and an update on No Man's Sky. We cover a pretty thin slate of new games releasing this week, but give you the best deals in the huge summer sales taking place on the Xbox and PlayStation platforms. Finally, is backwards compatibility on Xbox One a success? How can the reputation system be changed for the better? What are our own personal strategies for attacking the list of games we want to play?

Jul 08, 2016
Episode 06 - Titanic Sucks
01:22:02

We discuss the news of the week, including the Bioshock collection (which is now official), WWE 2k17, Destiny, and The Division. We cover the new releases for the week, including Inside, which one of us absolutely loves. What do we think of James Cameron's comments about Star Wars? Finally, we talk about why games like The Division can't keep their player base on consoles, and we discuss our games of the year for the first half of 2016.

Jul 02, 2016
Episode 05 - At Death's Door
01:20:38

Join us as two-thirds of us battle through a summer cold to bring you gaming news in the week following E3. We talk PS4 Neo, Red Dead 3, and the NHL 17 "gameplay trailer". Also, Mike tells us that he may have been in the trailer for one of the most iconic movies of all time. It might be the cold meds talking. We discuss retro gaming, Olympics themed games, yearly sports iterations, and what we'd like to see change at E3 in the future. Finally, Graham defends Nintendo as we discuss whether the NX is worth the purchase.

Jun 25, 2016
Episode 04 - E3 2016 Recap
01:09:05

The Third Sun Gaming team recaps E3, including some of the news that broke after all of the conferences on Sunday and Monday. We cover the high points from Xbox, PlayStation, and Nintendo and give you the rundown of the ridiculous amount of games newly available for pre-order. Have any of us changed our mind about whether Sony or Microsoft came out victorious? What are our top five favorite things from the show this year?

Jun 17, 2016
Episode 03 - E3 2016! Ubisoft and Sony Conferences
01:09:22

We break down the high points from the Ubisoft conference, and go in depth on the entire Sony press conference from E3 2016. From amazing games like God of War and The Last Guardian to an impressive VR lineup, the Third Sun Gaming team gives you opinions on all the news from E3.

Jun 14, 2016
Episode 02 - E3 2016! Microsoft Press Conference
01:10:48

We break down the Microsoft press conference from E3 2016, covering everything from exclusive games to new hardware. Is this finally the year that the Xbox has the upper hand at the biggest gaming show of the year?

Jun 14, 2016
Episode 01 - E3 2016! EA and Bethesda
01:33:48

In our very first episode, we kick off with coverage of the best week in gaming! Join Graham, Mike, and Tyler for coverage of the EA and Bethesda conferences at E3 2016. How does Titanfall 2 look? Does Battlefield 1 continue to impress? Fallout 4 VR! Will Dishonored 2 be as good as we're hoping?

Jun 14, 2016