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DLC is your weekly audio tour of the latest in video games and tabletop entertainment. Hosts Jeff Cannata and Christian Spicer are joined every week by the best damn gaming experts on the planet as well as YOUR phone calls! Disagree, Like, or Comment by Direct Live Call-in or in the Designated Lobby Chat! It is the gaming show Decided by Listener Contribution. DLC, the Digital Lifestyle Companion for gamers who Don't Like Cynicism. Hosted by Christian Spicer & Jeff Cannata.

Episode Date
263: Dan Casey: The Game Awards, Outer Worlds, Mortal Kombat 11, Super Smash Bros Ultimate, Far Cry New Dawn, Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3, Mutant Year Zero, Just Cause 4, Ashen
1:47:51
Jeff and Christian welcome Dan Casey from The Nerdist to the show this week to discuss all of the winners and announcement trailers from The Game Awards, the best stuff from the Kinda Funny Games Showcase, and more! The Playlist: Super Smash Bros Ultimate, Valkyria Chronicles 4, Red Dead Redemption 2, Just Cause 4. Devil May Cry 5 demo, Mutant Year Zero, Ashen VR Talk: Creed 2: Rise to Glory, Evasion Parting Gifts!
Dec 10, 2018
262: Patrick Beja: Nintendo, Rocksteady, Death Stranding, Return of the Obra Dinn, Donut County, Red Dead Redemption, Astro Bot, Beat Saber, Actualol on Holiday Board Games
2:18:19
Jeff and Christian welcome Patrick Beja from Pixels to the show this week to discuss Nintendo's new streaming policy, Rocksteady's next game announcement, Death Stranding's leaked release date, Fallout 76's latest PR nightmare, and more! The Playlist: Donut County, Return of the Obra Dinn, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Red Dead Redemption 2, Pokemon Let's Go VR Talk: Beat Saber, Astro Bot Rescue Mission, Evasion Tabletop Time: Jon Purkis from Actualol joins Jeff to highlight some excellent new board games for the holidays. Chronicles of Crime, Detective: A Modern Crime Game, Western Legends, Men at Work, Clank!, Word Slam, A Tale of Pirates, Kitchen Rush
Dec 03, 2018
261: Kahlief Adams: Red Dead Redemption 2, Fallout 76, Darksiders 3, Assassins Creed Odyssey, Tetris Effect, Magic Leap, Warframe Switch
2:06:44
Jeff and Christian welcome Kahlief Adams from Spawn on Me back to the show this week to discuss a new Pokemon tamagotchi, Black Friday for video games, Super Smash Bros Ultimate pre-sales, and more! The Playlist: Red Dead Redemption 2, Fallout 76, Warframe Switch, Darksiders 3, Assassin's Creed Odyssey VR Talk: Tetris Effect, Beat Saber PSVR, Magic Leap Parting Gifts!
Nov 26, 2018
260: Brock Wilbur: Fallout 76, Red Dead Redemption 2, Pokemon Let's Go Eevee, Hitman 2, Call of Cthulu, Assassin's Creed Odyssey
2:45:45
Jeff and Christian welcome comedian and game reviewer Brock Wilbur to the show this week to discuss The Game Awards nominees, Sony ditching E3, a disc-less Xbox, and more! The Playlist: Fallout 76, Call of Cthulu, Red Faction Re-Marstered, Pokemon: Lets Go Eevee; Hitman 2, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Bulletstorm Remastered Parting Gifts! BONUS CONTENT: Jeff and Dave Chen deep dive into Red Dead Redemption 2
Nov 19, 2018
259: Kate Grey: X018 Crackdown 3, Obsidian, InXile, Return of the Obra Dinn, Diablo Switch, Assassin's Creed Odyssey, Astro Bot
1:38:07
Jeff and Christian welcome Kate Grey from Kotaku and Ko-Op to the show this week to discuss Microsoft's X018 announcements, Nintendo hiring for a new Zelda, Destiny 2 Forsaken under-performing, and more! The Playlist: Return of the Obra Dinn, Assassin's Creed:Odyssey, Sorcery!, Diablo Eternal Collection VR Talk: GNOG, Astro Bots Rescue Mission, Deracine, VR Kanojo Tabletop Time: The Fate of London, D&D, Codenames Duet Parting Gifts!
Nov 12, 2018
258: Mel Kirk: Blizzcon, Diablo Immortal, Warcraft 3, Red Dead Redemption 2, Fallout 76 Beta, Spider-Man, Thronebreaker
1:49:10
Jeff and Christian welcome Mel Kirk from Zen Studios back to the show this week to discuss the Diablo Immortal backlash, the latest Super Smash Bros Nintendo Direct, Warcraft 3's remaster, and more! The Playlist: Red Dead Redemption 2, Fallout 76 Beta, Spider-Man, Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales VR Talk: Tetris Effect demo Parting Gifts
Nov 05, 2018
257: Allegra Frank: Red Dead Redemption 2, Xbox Game Pass, Resident Evil on Switch, Destiny 3?
1:38:50
Jeff and Christian welcome Allegra Frank from Polygon.com to the show this week to discuss 100 hour weeks at Rockstar, Xbox Game Pass coming to PC, more Resident Evil games coming to Switch, Destiny 3 rumors, and more! The Playlist: Red Dead Redemption 2 Parting Gifts!
Oct 29, 2018
256: itmeJP: Soul Calibur VI, Call of Duty Blackout, Rockstar work hours, Days Gone, Diablo 4
1:46:01
Jeff and Christian welcome itmeJP from Dropped Frames and RollPlay to the show this week to discuss 100 hour work weeks at Rockstar, a new pixel perfect Sega Genesis system, a delay for Days Gone, and maybe no Diablo 4 after all? The Playlist: Soul Calibur VI, Call of Duty Blackout, Assassin's Creed Odyssey, Zen Pinball, Starlink Quick Questions Parting Gifts!
Oct 22, 2018
255: Daanish Syed: COD BlackOps 4, Assassin's Creed Odyssey, Fallout 76, Mega Man 11, Star Citizen, Project xCloud
2:05:37
Jeff and Anthony Taormina from Gamerant.com welcome Daanish Syed from NetherRealm Studios to the show this week to discuss CitizenCon, Fallout 76, Microsoft's streaming service, and more! The Playlist: Mega Man 11, Forza Horizon 4, Jurassic World Evolution, Call of Duty: BlackOps 4, Assassin's Creed Odyssey VR Talk: Werewolves Within, Astro Bot Rescue Mission Tabletop Time: Selling a boardgame, The Mind, Dropmix
Oct 15, 2018
254: Heather Alexandra: Assassin's Creed Odyssey, Google Project Stream, Forza Horizon 4, Walking Dead Final Season
1:52:56
Jeff and Christian welcome Heather Alexandra from Kotaku to the show this week to discuss Skybound picking up the final season of Telltale's The Walking Dead, Google revolutionizing video games with Project Stream, Mike Morhaime stepping down at Blizzard, and more! The Playlist: Assassin's Creed Odyssey, Forza Horizon 4 VR Talk: Astro Bot Rescue Mission, Creed VR Parting Gifts!
Oct 08, 2018
253: Chris Bergman: Fortnite, Spider-man, Astro Bot Rescue Mission, Pathfinder Kingmaker, Oculus Quest
2:16:58
Jeff and Christian welcome Chris Bergman from Choremonster back to the show this week to discuss Fortnite going cross platform on PS4, no PSX this year, Oculus Connect 5, and more! The Playlist: Pathfinder: Kingmaker, Ring of Elysium, PocketRun, Spider-Man, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Battle for Azeroth VR Talk: Astro Bot Rescue Mission Parting Gifts! SPOILER TALK: Spider-Man PS4
Oct 01, 2018
252: Alanah Pearce: Telltale, Playstation Classic, Death Stranding, Spider-Man, Destiny 2 Forsaken
2:09:20
Jeff and Christian welcome Alanah Pearce from Funhaus to the show this week to discuss Telltale Games shutting down, the Playstation Classic, a new Death Stranding trailer, and more! The Playlist: Spider-Man, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Destiny 2 Forsaken, Overcooked, WoW VR Talk: Chronos, Beat Saber, Windlands 2 Parting Gifts!
Sep 24, 2018
251: Kat Bailey: Dragon Quest XI, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Forza Horizon 4, Animal Crossing Switch
1:56:11
Jeff and Christian welcome Kat Bailey from U.S. Gamer to the show this week to discuss the big Nintendo Direct News: Animal Crossing on Switch, Final Fantasy on Switch, Luigi's Mansion 3 on Switch, and everything else... on Switch! The Playlist: Dragon Quest XI, NBA 2K19, Valkyria Chronicles 4, CoD Black Ops 4: Blackout Beta, Destiny 2 Forsaken campaign, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Forza Horizon 4 demo Emails! Parting Gifts!
Sep 17, 2018
250: Anthony Taormina: Destiny 2 Forsaken, Spider-Man, Battlefield 5, COD, Battle Royale
1:46:18
Jeff and Christian welcome Anthony Taormina from Gamerant.com to the show this week to discuss more details about the Battle Royale modes of Call of Duty and Battlefield, the casting of Geralt orf Rivia on Netflix, THQ getting an underrated RPG and more! The Playlist: Destiny 2 Forsaken, Spider-Man, Battle for Azeroth, Fortnite VR Talk: Firewall Zero Hour Parting Gifts!
Sep 10, 2018
249: Aaron Morales: Spider-Man, Cyberpunk 2077, Battlefield 5, Guacamelee 2
2:00:32
Jeff and Christian welcome Aaron Morales back to the show this week to discuss the 48 min Cyberpunk 2077 demo, Streets of Rage 4, a delay for Battlefield 5, Onimusha Warlord remastered, and more! The Playlist: Spider-Man, Guacamelee 2, Dead Cells, Far Cry 5: Dead Living Zombie, CastleStorm Parting Gifts!
Sep 04, 2018
248: Holly Green: Xbox Access, Graveyard Keeper, Dead Cells, Battle for Azeroth
1:39:05
Jeff and Christian welcome Holly Green from Paste Magazine to the show this week to discuss Xbox All Access, Nintendo sticking with fixed prices, new Nvidia cards, and more! The Playlist: Graveyard Keeper, Dead Cells, WoW: Battle for Azeroth Quick Questions Parting Gifts
Aug 27, 2018
247: Here's Andrew W.K.
1:46:41
Jeff welcomes Garrett Weinzierl from The Angry Chicken and Tim "Trikslyr" Frazier to the show this week to geek out on Blizzard games. They discuss Diablo 3 coming to the Switch, the first gameplay reveal for Generation Zero, new Nvidia cards, and more! The Playlist: WoW: Battle for Azeroth, Ni No Kuni 2: Revenant Kingdom, Metal Gear Rising, Heroes of the Storm, Hearthstone VR Talk: Brass Tactics, Seeking Dawn, Lone Echo, Beat Saber, Sairento VR Quick Questions Parting Gifts!
Aug 20, 2018
246: Pen-Ultimate
2:12:05
Jeff and Christian welcome Rich Grisham from Press Row Podcast back to the show this week to discuss the Red Dead Redemption 2 trailer, new characters in Super Smash Bros Ultimate, Shadow of the Tomb Raider's difficulty levels, Doom Eternal, and more! The Playlist: Madden 19, Bomber Crew, WarioWare Gold, Wii Sports, World of Warcraft, Dead Cells, Overcooked 2 VR Talk: Electronauts Parting Gifts!
Aug 13, 2018
245: Walking Through a Damp Sponge
1:38:34
Jeff and Christian welcome Vinny Caravella from Giant Bomb to the show this week to discuss a new Def Jam fighting game, the latest on the Minecraft movie, Richard Garfield's new trading card game, and more! The Playlist: No Man's Sky NEXT, Dead Cells, Warhammer: Gladius, Titan Quest, Semblance, Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze VR Talk: Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice Quick Questions Parting Gifts!
Aug 06, 2018
244: 10 Years Ago
1:53:12
Jeff and Christian welcome the director of 10 Cloverfield Lane, Dan Trachtenberg to the show to discuss the next Xbox, no more loot boxes for Forza, and HTC's faith in VR. The Playlist: World of Warcraft, Shadow Tactics, No Man's Sky NEXT, Captain Toad Treasure Tracker VR Talk: Marvel Heroes United Parting Gifts!
Jul 30, 2018
243: Essensual
1:46:28
Jeff and Christian welcome Mark DeSanto from I Eat Games to the show this week to discuss the Spider-Man PS4 Pro, Nathan Fillion as Nathan Drake, no BR for Halo Infinite and more! The Playlist: Hollow Knight, Shadow of War, Far Cry 5: Lost on Mars, Octopath Traveler, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, Slay the Spire, Hand of Fate 2 Tabletop Time: Battle for Greyport Parting Gifts!
Jul 23, 2018
242: Youngsters
1:45:55
Jeff and Christian welcome Kelsey Lewin from Gameblitz to the show this week to discuss an NES emulator in Animal Crossing, Konami shutting down the PC P.T. remake, an old typo in game code, Overwatch toxicity, and more! The Playlist: Octopath Traveler, Pokemon Go, Luigi Mansion Arcade; Mario Kart Arcade; Halo: Fireteam Raven; Fortnite season 5, Bard's Tale IV Beta VR Talk: Seeking Dawn Quick Questions Parting Gifts!
Jul 16, 2018
241: Put It All In Lockpick
1:27:44
Jeff and Christian welcome Dan Ryckert from Giant Bomb to the show this week to discuss Anime Expo, Warframe coming to Switch, Fortnite's ARG, the next gen for Ubisoft, and more! The Playlist: Octopath Traveler, Robotron 2084, Money Puzzle Exchanger, Red Faction Guerrilla Re-Mars-stered Edition, Mario Tennis Aces, Fortnite Quick Questions Parting Gifts!
Jul 09, 2018
240: Never Been to the Options
2:07:34
Jeff and Christian welcome Cory Banks from Gamers With Jobs Conference Call back to the show this week to discuss the casting on the Sonic Movie, a Halo TV series, and whether Google might upend the entire video game industry. The Playlist: Hollow Knight, Crew 2, Mario Tennis Aces, Captain Toad Treasure Tracker, Lumines Quick Questions VR Talk: Jeff interviews Jay Rosenkrantz about Chiaro and the Elixir of Life Parting Gifts!
Jul 02, 2018
239: How Do Humans Talk?
1:37:09
Jeff and Christian welcome John Davison of 1up Yours fame back to the show this week to discuss PUBG's falling player base, Bethesda suing Warner Bros, Crackdown 3 losing its creator, and more! The Playlist: Battletech, Westworld, Far Cry: Hours of Darkness, OnRush, Mario Tennis Aces, Yoku's Island Express Tabletop Time: Million Dollars, But..., Escape the Room: Dr Gravely's Retreat Parting Gifts!
Jun 25, 2018
238: E3 2018 Wrap-Up
2:20:47
Jeff and Christian welcome Ben Silverman back to the show for the yearly E3 wrap-up show! In this special episode the guys talk about all of the biggest games of the show, with their own hands-on impressions. Games include Ghost of Tsushima, Cyberpunk 2077, Beyond Good & Evil 2, Last of Us Part II, Spider-Man, Super Smash Bros Ultimate, and so many more! Plus, the guys come together to decide on the coveted DLC Game of the Show award!
Jun 18, 2018
237: E3 2018 Special 2 - Ubisoft, Playstation, PC
2:17:22
Jeff and Christian are joined by Scott Johnson from Frogpants Studios to discuss all of the news from the second half of press conferences at this year's E3. Ubisoft, the PC Gaming Show, and Sony Playstation!
Jun 12, 2018
236: E3 2018 Special - EA, XBOX, Bethesda
2:14:38
Jeff and Christian are joined by Shareef Jackson from Spawn on Me to discuss the first two days of E3 2018 - all the big games from the EA, Xbox, and Bethesda press conferences.
Jun 11, 2018
235: E3 2018 Preview & Predictions!
2:21:17
Jeff and Christian welcome Anthony Taormina from Gamerant.com back to the show this week to discuss all of the big leaks leading into E3, including Fallout 76, Assassin's Creed Odyssey, Pokemon Let's Go, Anthem, Fortnite Switch, and more! Then they deep dive into the E3 schedule with a look at what we can expect from all of the announcements and games of the show. Playlist: Detroit: Become Human, Ikaruga, Yoku’s Island Express, Mario Tennis Aces Demo, Dark Souls Remastered Parting Gifts!
Jun 04, 2018
234: An Extra 99 Cents
1:40:22
Jeff and Christian welcome Josiah Renaudin from the 1099 Podcast to the show this week to discuss the Battlefield V reveal, Cliffy B's past and future, Fortnite's $100 million eSports prize pool, and more! The Playlist: God of War, Moonlighter, Ni no Kuni II, Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition, Detroit: Become Human, Dark Souls Remastered VR Talk: Gunheart, Beat Saber, Defector, ASTRO BOTS: Rescue Mission, Blood & Truth Parting Gifts!
May 28, 2018
233: Make the Kid Take the Trash Out
2:04:39
Jeff and Christian welcome Rob Davis and Louis Sanchez from Sony Santa Monica to the show this week to talk about level design in God of War. Plus, The RAGE 2 trailer, Call of Duty Black Ops 4's strange reveal, new game delays, No Man's Sky multiplayer, and more! The Playlist: God of War, Dreams, Darksiders Parting Gifts!
May 21, 2018
232: Sorry on Behalf of Canada
2:02:52
Jeff and Christian welcome Marissa Roberto from Heads Up Daily TV to the show this week to discuss Walmart Canada's potential E3 leaks, Nintendo's Switch Online service, the death of the Virtual Console, and more! The Playlist: Fortnite x Thanos, Far Cry 5, Roller Coaster Tycoon, Jurassic Park Genesis; X-Men 2: Clone Wars, The Sword of Ditto Quick Questions Parting Gifts! BONUS CONTENT: Jeff interviews Sam Robinson, level designer on The Sword of Ditto
May 14, 2018
231: Beginning of the End of the West
1:52:01
Jeff and Christian welcome Kahlief Adams from Spawn on Me back to the show this week to discuss the new Red Dead Redemption 2 trailer, Ikaruga coming to Switch, new Beyond Good & Evil 2 footage, and more! The Playlist: God of War, Fortnight Season 4, Korg Gadget for Switch, Zen Pinball VR Talk: Beat Saber Quick Questions Parting Gifts!
May 07, 2018
230: Norse Camel
1:39:42
Jeff and Christian welcome Brandon Winfrey back to the show this week to discuss the Shadow of Tomb Raider reveal, the state of indie development, Nintendo's one game E3 plan, and more! The Playlist: Assassin’s Creed: Origins, God of War, Nintendo LABO, For the King, Breath of the Wild, Heroes of the Storm Tabletop Time: Cosmic Encounters, Star Wars Legion, World Championship Russian Roulette, Muse Quick Questions Parting Gifts!
Apr 30, 2018
229: Labo Door Retriever
1:44:09
Jeff and Christian welcome Eric Summerer from The Dice Tower to the show this week to discuss Campo Santo joining Valve, Black Ops 4 losing its single player, more new Battle Royale games, and more! The Playlist: Nintendo LABO, God of War, Frostpunk, Super Metroid, Firewatch, Returner 77, Star Wars Last Jedi Pinball Tabletop Time: Decrypto, Drop It, Stop Thief Co-Op, Candy Land: My Little Pony The Movie, Take it Easy, Turf Masters Parting Gifts!
Apr 23, 2018
228: What If...
1:54:28
Jeff and Christian welcome Andrea Rene from What's Good Games back to the show this week to discuss Boss Key's new battle royale game, Shenmue 1 and 2 being remastered, Billy Mitchell losing his records, Jeff's infamous tweet, and more! The Playlist: a SPOILER FREE deep dive into God of War, plus Radical Heights Parting Gifts!
Apr 16, 2018
227: Less Steep Hill
2:02:20
Jeff and Christian welcome Anthony Taormina from Gamerant.com back to the show this week to discuss Spider-Man's release date, Shadow of War removing loot boxes, the demise of Steam Machines, and more! The Playlist: Far Cry 5, A Way Out, Sea of Thieves VR Talk: Skyrim VR PC Quick Questions Parting Gifts!
Apr 09, 2018
226: The Second to Last Screen
2:05:46
Jeff and Christian welcome Jared Petty from Kinda Funny and A Hop, Blip, and a Jump to the show this week to discuss No Man's Sky coming to Xbox, PSVR getting a price cut, Red Faction Guerrilla getting a remaster, and more! The Playlist: Far Cry 5, Punch Out on Switch, Kirby Star Allies, What Remains of Edith Finch VR Talk: Moss, WipEout Omega Collection Tabletop Time: Jeff interviews Rob Daviau about Fireball Island Parting Gifts!
Apr 02, 2018
225: Stealth Better
1:50:59
Jeff and Christian welcome Joel Eddy from Drive Thru Reviews to the show this week to discuss Epic's State of the Unreal at GDC, the formation of the Fair Play Alliance, Asmodee getting into pan media production, Star Wars Battlefront 2 unlocking everything, and more! The Playlist: Sea of Thieves, Far Cry 5, Kirby Star Allies, Vermintide 2, Shadow of the Colossus Tabletop Time: Rising Sun, Bottle Imp, Azul, TIME Stories: Lumen Fideli Parting Gifts!
Mar 26, 2018
224: He's Such a 16
2:27:31
Jeff and Christian welcome game designer David Ellis from 343 Studios to the show this week to discuss Drake playing Fortnite, a possible new Splinter Cell, a definite new Tomb Raider, and more! The Playlist: God of War Hands-on, Ni No Kuni 2, Fortnite Mobile, Assassin's Creed Origins, Darwin Project Parting Gifts! BONUS CONTENT: Jeff interviews Corey Barlog, Director of God of War
Mar 19, 2018
223: Don't Start with a D
1:53:01
Jeff and Christian welcome Britt Brombacher from What's Good Games to the show this week to discuss a TON of news, including Super Smash Bros Switch, The Division 2, Fortnite mobile, Valve making games again, Days Gone delayed, and no much more! The Playlist: Kingdom Come Deliverance, Super One More Jump, War Tile, Super Mario 3D Land special levels, Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon VR Talk: Moss, Paranormal Activity: The Lost Soul, Sprint Vector, The Wizards Parting Gifts!
Mar 12, 2018
222: Buy the Fluffy
2:12:55
Jeff and Christian welcome Stewart Nacht from CAGcast to the show this week to discuss the ESRB's approach to loot boxes, the Switch's one year anniversary, VR going to eSports, and more! The Playlist: Sea of Thieves, South Park, Into the Breach, Way of the Passive Fist, Injustice 2, Assassin's Creed Origins VR Talk: Moss, Brass Tactics Parting Gifts! BONUS CONTENT: Kelly Wallick discusses the IGF and Indie Megabooth
Mar 05, 2018
221: The Tofu of Video Games
1:58:45
Jeff and Christian welcome The Completionist, Jirard Khalil, to the show this week to discuss the DICE awards, Burnout Paradise remaster, the Sonic the Hedgehog Movie, and more! The Playlist: Secret of Mana, Monster Hunter World, Florence, Metal Gear Survive, Celeste, Legendary Gary, Alto's Odyssey Quick Questions Parting Gifts! BONUS CONTENT: Jeff Interviews Chris Alderson and Tam Armstrong about Moss
Feb 26, 2018
220: Go Nerd Yourself
1:43:02
Jeff and Christian welcome Abby Russell from GiantBomb to the show this week to discuss Sea of Thieves' micro transactions, the System Shock kickstarter fail, Hawaii's anti-loot box legislation, and more! The Playlist: Everybody’s Golf, Florence, Speed Dating for Ghosts, Wildlands, PUBG, Celeste, Crossing Souls, Planetoid Pioneers VR Talk: Subnautica, Sairento VR Quick Questions Parting Gifts!
Feb 19, 2018
219: 40 to 50 Sweat Bands
1:34:48
Jeff and Christian welcome voice actor and gamer Sarah Elmaleh to the show this week to discuss Activision's massive micro-transaction revenue, the studio working on Metroid Prime 4, a new Kingdom Hearts 3 trailer, and more! The Playlist: Shadow of the Colossus, Night in the Woods, West of Loathing, A Mortician’s Tale, OK, KO, Let’s Play Heroes, Kingdom Come: Deliverance, Ash of Gods: Redemption VR Talk: Sprint Vector, Skyrim VR, Subnautica Parting Gifts!
Feb 12, 2018
218: Dude, Listen: Celeste
1:56:21
Jeff and Christian welcome Shawn Andrich from Gamer with Jobs back to the show this week to discuss Nintendo's online service, the Super Mario movie, Mario Kart Tour coming to mobile, Microsoft possibly acquiring EA, and more! The Playlist: Monster Hunter World, Children of Morta, Celeste, Assassin's Creed: Origins, Pillars of Eternity 2 Tabletop Time: Fog of Love, Decrypto Parting Gifts!
Feb 05, 2018
217: Nemesis Optional
1:51:07
Jeff and Christian welcome Mikey Neumann, from Movies with Mikey, to the show this week to discuss Dead Cells coming to consoles, Xbox Game Pass getting new games, Anthem's delay, and God of War's release date. The Playlist: Dragonball FighterZ, Monster Hunter World, Shadow of the Colossus remake, Dead Cells, Rocket League, Mario + Rabbids Tabletop Time: Chess 4, The Duke VR Talk: Out of Ammo Parting Gifts!
Jan 29, 2018
216: Destroyers of Worlds
1:39:28
Jeff and Christian welcome Stephanie Bendixsen from screenPlay Australia to the show this week to discuss Nintendo Labo, a rumored new Fable, and new Scribblenauts and Aliens franchise games. The Playlist: Sea of Thieves, Witcher 3, Innerspace, Slay the Spire, PUBG, Fortnite Battle Royale, Street Fighter V Arcade Edition Tabletop Time: Photosynthesis, Firefly The Board Game, Don't Mess with Cthulu Parting Gifts!
Jan 22, 2018
215: Living Vicariously
2:01:17
Jeff and Christian welcome Trisha Hershberger from Geek and Sundry and Newegg to the show this week to discuss the big CES gaming announcements, Nintendo's Mini Direct announcements, Awesome Games Done Quick surprises, and more! The Playlist: Night in the Woods, What Remains of Edith Finch, Alice, Hearthstone, PUBG, Wolfenstein 2 VR Talk: CES VR demos, OrbusVR Tabletop Time: Legends of the Hidden Temple, Codenames, Downforce BONUS CONTENT: Jeff and Christian full SPOILER discussion of Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus.
Jan 15, 2018
214: PUBG Fever Dreams
1:48:08
Jeff and Christian welcome Nick Suttner to the show this week to discuss Awesome Games Done Quick, Burnout Paradise remaster, a potential new game from Fumito Ueda, and more! The Playlist: The Flame in the Flood, Small Radios Big Televisions, West of Loathing, Splatoon 2, PUBG, Opus Magnum VR Talk: Megaton Rainfall, GNOG, Secrets of the Empire Star Wars The Void experience Tabletop Time: The Thing: Infection at Outpost 31, Time Barons, Spyfight, Illimat, Gloomhaven Parting Gifts!
Jan 08, 2018
213: Games of 2018 - BOLD and CRAZY Predictions!
1:45:13
Jeff and Christian celebrate the show's 4th anniversary and kick off the beginning of the fifth year of DLC by looking back and looking forward. As is the DLC tradition, Jeff and Christian hold their own feet to the fire by revisiting their 2017 predictions to see what was right and was was wrong. Then it is time to get excited about all the great games coming in 2018! The guys pick their favorites, including God of War, Spider-Man, Anthem, Red Dead Redemption 2 and more. They finish by making more Bold and Crazy predictions for the new year. What does 2018 have in store for gamers?
Jan 02, 2018
212: (Favorite) Game of the Year 2017
1:56:25
Jeff and Christian welcome Anthony Taormina from Gamerant.com back to the show this week to rank their Top 5 Games of the Year! Which games will make the list and which will be crowned DLC's Game of the Year? Plus, a list of their underdogs - games that deserve another look as 2017 comes to a close.
Dec 25, 2017
211: Not Doing Bits
1:47:45
Jeff and Christian welcome Kahlief Adams back on the show this week to discuss PUBG's big sales and bigger complaints, Ghost Recon getting Predator, and a new Adventure Time game. The Playlist: Fortnite Battle Royale, PUBG Xbox, Floor Kids, Pinball FX3, Goragoa, Reigns: Her Majesty Quick Questions Parting Gifts!
Dec 18, 2017
210: Supply Your Own Barf Bag
1:34:25
Jeff and Christian welcome Aaron Morales from EW.com back to the show this week to discuss the announcements at The Game Awards, the Playstation Experience, and more! The Playlist: Zelda Breath of the Wild: Champions Ballad DLC, Hidden Agenda, The Gardens Between, Just SHapes and Beats, Horizon Chase Turbo, Deadolt, Injustice 2 VR Talk: DOOM VFR, Wipeout VR, The Last Guardian VR, Firewall Parting Gifts!
Dec 11, 2017
209: Releasing the 40th
2:16:27
Jeff and Christian welcome Anthony Taormina from Gamerant.com back to the show this week to discuss the State of Destiny 2, Nintendo's new cereal Amiibo, Polygon's #1 Game of All Time, VR sales, and more! The Playlist: Xenoblade Chronicles 2, Destiny 2, Doki-Doki Literature Club, HQ Trivia VR Talk: Doom VFR Tabletop Time: Jeff Interviews designer Bruno Sautter about 7th Continent Parting Gifts!
Dec 04, 2017
208: The World Famous Chewbacca
1:59:42
Jeff and Christian welcome Nich Richardson from screenPLAYau to the show this week to discuss lawmakers eyeing loot boxes, Destiny 2's XP scandal, the free-to-play revenue explosion and more! The Playlist: Fortnite: Battle Royale, Doki Doki Literature Club, Hidden Agenda, Battle Chef Brigade, Animal Crossing Pocket Camp, Star Wars Battlefront 2, COD WWII VR Talk: The Invisible Hours, Skyrim VR Parting Gifts
Nov 27, 2017
207: Living in the Prologue
1:56:27
Jeff and Christian welcome Shareef Jackson from Spawn on Me back to the show this week to discuss Nintendo's strong sales, Star Wars Battlefront 2 pausing its economy, The Game Awards nominees, and more! The Playlist: Mario Odyssey, Skyrim Switch, Doom Switch, Assassin's Creed Origins, Star Wars Battlefront 2, Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus Tabletop Time: BGG Con, Meeple Circus, Hunt for the Ring, Dungeon World, Guess Who Parting Gifts!
Nov 20, 2017
206: Statues for Engineers
2:10:46
Jeff and Christian welcome Bryan Intihar, the Creative Director of Spider-Man at Insomniac Games to the show this week to discuss EA purchasing Respawn, Bluehole announcing their next game, Star Wars Battlefront 2 grinds, and more! The Playlist: Star Wars Battlefront 2, Need for Speed, Hellblade, Xbox One X, Hand of Fate 2, Destiny 2, Uncharted: Lost Legacy Quick Questions BONUS CONTENT: Christian Interviews Bloodborne composer Michael Wandmacher
Nov 13, 2017
205: Different System, Different Name
1:52:53
Jeff and Christian welcome Mel Kirk from Zen Studios to the show this week to discuss Runic Games closure, PUBG's console debut, Blizzcon, and more! The Playlist: Zen Pinball, Hob, Super Mario Odyssey, Fortnite, Horizon: Zero Dawn The Frozen Wilds, CoD WWII, Wolfenstein 2, Hearthstone VR Talk: Out of Ammo, Fishing Master Parting Gifts!
Nov 06, 2017
204: Throw a Hat On It
2:00:25
Jeff and Christian welcome Chelsea Stark from The Polygon Show to the show this week to discuss Sony' Paris Game's Week press conference, eSports in the Olympics, Animal Crossing Pocket Camp, and more! The Playlist: Super Mario Odyssey, Assassin's Creed Origins, Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus, Destiny 2 on PC Parting Gifts!
Oct 30, 2017
203: 5 King-Sized Snickers
1:46:01
Jeff and Christian welcome Cicero Holmes from Spawn On Me to the show this week to discuss the closing of Visceral Games, Activision's new patent, NeoGAF's controversy and more! The Playlist: Destiny 2, Madden 18, Gran Turismo Sport, Elite Dangerous VR Talk: Luna, Megaton Rainfall, Arktika 1, The Gallery: Episode 2: Heart of the Emberstone Tabletop Time: Scandal: The Board Game, Exit: The Abandoned Cabin Parting Gifts!
Oct 23, 2017
202: Melrose Place, But Video Game Style
1:54:45
Jeff and Christian welcome Ashley Esqueda from CNET and The Nerdist bck to the show this week to discuss Nintendo World Championships, Star Wars Battlefront loot boxes, Naughty Dog harassment claims, Oculus Connect, and more! The Playlist: Shadow of War, South Park Fractured But Whole, Mario Odyssey, Splatoon 2, Overwatch Halloween Quick Questions Parting Gifts!
Oct 16, 2017
201: I'm Helping!
2:19:28
Jeff and Christian welcome Raj Deut from Reckoner in Australia to the show this week to discuss Wolfenstein doubling down on Nazi killing, Star Wars Battlefront 2 embracing loot boxes, Microsoft's Mixed Reality, and more! The Playlist: Cuphead, Star Wars Battlefront 2 Beta, Road Redemption, Fortnite Battle Royale, SNES Classic Mini, Destiny 2 Tabletop Time: The 7th Continent, Coach Jay's Chess Academy Parting Gift! BONUS CONTENT: VR Talk, Jeff interviews John Pearl from Gunfire Games
Oct 09, 2017
200: Dub L Century
1:49:38
Jeff and Christian celebrate their 200th episode with a discussion of the new Red Dead Redemption 2 trailer, Assassin's Creed's Discovery Mode, PSVR getting HDR pass through, and Forza's loot crates. The Playlist: Zen Pinball, Battlechasers: Nightwar, Golf Story, Hob VR Talk: From Other Suns, Doom VFR Tabletop Time: Interview with Ted Alspach of Bezier Games Parting Gifts!
Oct 02, 2017
199: The Duke Pukes
1:58:01
Jeff and Christian welcome Cory Banks from Gamers with Job Conference Call podcast to the show this week to discuss Fortnite v. PUBG, Nintendo's cart strategy, Sony's Tokyo Game Show press conference, and the return of the Duke! The Playlist: Divinity: Original Sin 2, Destiny 2, Marvel vs Capcom Infinite, Steamworld Dig 2, Metroid: Samus Returns VR Talk: Gunheart, VR sales Parting Gifts!
Sep 25, 2017
198: This Episode is a Spiral
2:04:14
Jeff and Christian welcome Brandon Hicks from Finish Line Games to the show this week to discuss his game, Maize, as well as all the Nintendo Direct Announcements, Mario's nipples, the legalities of DMCA and Campo Santo, and more! The Playlist: Destiny 2, Metroid: Samus Returns, Divinity:Original Sin 2 Tabletop Time: Anomia, Late 1970’s edition of Family Feud, The 7th Continent Parting Gifts!
Sep 18, 2017
197: The Good, the Bad, and the Gimme More
2:14:40
With Christian traveling, Jeff welcomes Andrea Rene from What's Good Games, and Anthony Taormina from Gamerant.com to dig deep into Destiny 2. But first, they talk Youtube takedown requests, LA Noire's re-release, and Magic The Gathering's new digital version. The Playlist: Destiny 2, Knack 2 Quick Questions Parting Gifts
Sep 11, 2017
196: Mario is a Gateway Drug
1:51:34
Jeff and Christian welcome Aaron Morales from Entertainment Weekly back to the show this week to discuss Nintendo's Nindies, Microsoft's mixed VR headsets, Bungie's charity initiative for Harvey victims, and more! The Playlist: Metroid: Samus Returns, Redout, The Amazing Eternals, Griftlands, Way of the Passive Fist, Hot Lava, Tiny Bubbles, Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle, Sonic Mania Quick Questions! Parting Gifts!
Sep 04, 2017
195: Hey Remember Old Stuff?
2:06:40
Jeff and Christian welcome CMO of Out of the Park Developments and CEO of WeAreHTP, Rich Grisham back to the show this week to discuss Half-Life Episode 3 plot leaks, Shenmue 3's first trailer, Age of Empires IV announcement, Secret of Mana remaster and more! The Playlist: Madden 18, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle, ARMS, Sonic Mania, Call of Duty: WWII Private Beta, Dauntless Quick Questions Parting Gifts! BONUS CONTENT: Uncharted Lost Legacy: Spoiler Talk
Aug 28, 2017
194: Pre-Order Problem
1:28:32
Jeff and Christian welcome John Davison back to the show this week to discuss Xbox One X at Gamescom, The Amazing Eternals announcement, a price drop for Vive, no more Mass Effect, and more! The Playlist: Fortnite, Starcraft Remastered, Overwatch, Sonic Mania, PUBG, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, Nidhogg 2 VR Talk: Rez Infinite, Sound Boxing, WePlayVR room experience Tabletop Time: Gen Con, Vegas Wits & Wagers Parting Gifts!
Aug 21, 2017
193: Three Wheeled Bicycle
1:45:47
Jeff and Christian welcome Kate Nelson and Anoop Shekar from Volition to the show this week to talk about their new game, Agents of MAYHEM, as well as No Man's Sky's big new patch, the return of the Nintendo World Championships, the creator of Spelunky's new game collection, Valve's new game announcement, and more! The Playlist: Agents of Mayhem, Fortnite, Hex: Shards of Fate, Final Fantasy XIV, Torment: Tides of Numenera, Fictorum, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, Observer Quick Questions Parting Gifts!
Aug 14, 2017
192: What Happens in Single Player Stays in Single Player
2:24:01
Jeff and Christian welcome Shane Satterfield from Siftd.net to the show this week to discuss loot chests in Shadow of War, the AM2R developer getting a job, Steam doing very well, and more! The Playlist: Fortnite, LawBreakers, Tacoma, What Remains of Edith Finch, Splatoon 2 VR Talk: Star Trek Bridge Crew, Lone Echo, fan-made Spider-Man VR Quick Questions Parting Gift BONUS CONTENT: What Remains of Edith Finch SPOILERS TALK BONUS CONTENT 2: Jeff interviews Ru Weerasuriya, President of Ready at Dawn about Lone Echo
Aug 07, 2017
191: Hashtag Hashtag
1:49:47
Jeff and Christian welcome Jay Frechette, community manager at Respawn to the show this week to discuss Titanfall 2, Nintendo's financials, retro gaming, and early hands-on with Uncharted: The Lost Legacy and Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus. The Playlist: What Remains of Edith Finch, Everspace, Nier, Splatoon 2, The Punisher, Pyre VR Talk: Lone Echo, Dino Frontier, The Gallery - Ep 01 Call of the Starseed, Everspace, Steam Room VR Parting Gifts!
Jul 31, 2017
190: Borked a Thing
2:16:49
Jeff and Christian welcome Julian Murdoch from Gamers With Jobs to the show this week to discuss Pokemon Go Fest bungles, Nintendo's multiplayer app baffles, N64 Classic Edition bundles, and more! The Playlist: Fortnite Early access, Destiny 2 Beta, Fire Pro Wrestling World, Aladdin Genesis, Antihero VR Talk: SuperHOT VR, Lone Echo Tabletop Time: Exit, Escape the Room, Ethnos Parting Gifts! BONUS CONTENT: Christian interviews Stephen E. Cox and Danny McIntyre, composers on Farpoint
Jul 24, 2017
189: Omega Me Crazy
1:43:29
Jeff and Christian welcome Brandon Winfrey from Inside Gaming on Machinima to the show this week to discuss Kingdom Hearts 3's release year, a Marvel VR game announcement, a new Star wars AR headset, Oculus for $200, the Ataribox and more! The Playlist: PUBG, The Beginners Guide, Saints Row IV, The End is Nigh, Infamous First Light; Metroid II; Marvel Heroes Omega, Jotun VR Talk: The Mage's Tale, Vive Deluxe Audio Strap Tabletop Time: Raptor, Dark Souls, Pathfinder Adventure Card Game, Spiel des Jahres winners Parting Gifts!
Jul 17, 2017
188: Downloadable I'd Like to Consume
1:32:39
Jeff and Christian welcome Wil Harris back to the show to discuss Summer Games Done Quick, no more Game Over in Mario, the Oculus sale, and more! The Playlist: Mario Kart 8; GTA Online; Wipeout Omega; Monument Valley 2, Nier: Automata, Antihero, God of War III remaster; Wolfenstein The Old Blood VR Talk: Farpoint, Dirt Rally, Spider-Man Homecoming VR, Echo Arena Quick Questions Parting Gifts!
Jul 10, 2017
187: A Symphony for the Eyes
1:30:39
Jeff and Christian welcome Shawn Andrich from gamerswithjobs.com back to the show this week to discuss Steam returns spiking, Glixel closing, the E3 Game Critics Award Winners, and more! The Playlist: Nex Machina, Breath of the Wild DLC, PUBG VR Talk: Arizona Sunshine PSVR with AIM Tabletop Time: Bloodborne card game, Codenames, Escape from 100 Million BC Parting Gifts!
Jul 03, 2017
186: Please Hold
1:28:21
Jeff and Christian welcome Kristine Steimer from What's Good Games to the show this week to discuss Beyond Good & Evil 2 gameplay, the SNES Classic Edition, LA Noire remastered rumors, and more! The Playlist: Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, ARMS, Nex Machina, Wipeout Collection VR Talk: Farpoint, The Mage's Tale Quick Questions Parting Gifts!
Jun 26, 2017
185: E3 2017 Wrap-Up
2:09:43
Jeff and Christian welcome Ben Silverman back to the show for the yearly E3 wrap-up show! In this special episode the guys talk about all of the biggest games of the show, with their own hands-on impressions. Games include Spider-Man, Mario Odyssey, Days Gone, God of War, Star Wars Battlefront 2, Shadow of War, Beyond Good & Evil 2, Mario + Rabbids, Sea of Thieves, and so much more! Plus, BONUS CONTENT interview with Corey Barlog, Creative Director on God of War
Jun 19, 2017
184: E3 2017 part 2
1:37:07
Jeff and Christian discuss the Ubisoft and Sony press conferences from this year's E3 and compare them to Microsoft, Bethesda, and EA. They discuss all the big games including God of War, Spider-Man, Days Gone, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, Far Cry 5, The Crew 2, Beyond Good and Evil 2, and so much more!
Jun 13, 2017
183: E3 2017 part 1
1:27:26
Jeff and Christian discuss the first two days of E3 press conferences, including EA, Microsoft, and Bethesda. Games include Anthem, Madden 17, Star Wars Battlefront 2, Need for Speed Payback, State of Decay 2, Sea of Thieves, Crackdown 3, Wolfenstein 2: Colossus, and so much more! Stay tuned for more E3 coverage tomorrow!
Jun 12, 2017
182: E3 Hype Train 2017!
2:06:31
Jeff and Christian welcome Anthony Taormina from Gamerant.com back to the show this week to get amped for E3! But first they discuss Nintendo's Switch Online strategy, Need for Speed Payback's trailer, Twitch Plays the Stock Market and more! 00:33:04 - The Playlist: Tekken 7, Friday the 13th, Overwatch Lockout, Injustice 2 00:52:30 - VR Talk: Star Trek Bridge Crew 01:06:19 - E3 2017 Predictions: Mario Odyssey, God of War, Spider-Man, Assassin's Creed Origins, Borderlands 3, Scorpio, Crackdown 3, Star Wars Battlefront 2, and so much more! 02:02:13 - Parting Gifts!
Jun 05, 2017
181: Always Be Pandering
1:55:56
Jeff and Christian welcome Matthew Burnside from Indoor Kids and This is Rad to the show this week to discuss Friday the 13th's rocky launch, Switch getting Monster Hunter XX, the Red Dead Redemption 2 delay, Far Cry 5, and more! The Playlist: Prey, Overwatch, Friday the 13th, ARMS Testpunch, Dead Cells VR Talk: Super Hot VR, Soundboxing, Lightstrike, Farpoint Quick Questions Parting Gift!
May 29, 2017
180: The Hair and the Squealing
1:44:48
Jeff and Christian welcome Adam Sessler from X-Play and Rev3Games to the show this week to talk about Friday the 13th: The Game, Destiny 2 gameplay reveal, Far Cry 5, Witcher Netflix series, and more! The Playlist: Injustice 2, Nier: Automata, Horizon: Zero Dawn, Mass Effect VR Talk - Wilson's Heart, Farpoint Quick Questions Parting Gifts!
May 22, 2017
179: Everything is Dumb/Awesome
1:46:23
Jeff and Christian welcome Kyle Orland from Ars Technica to the show this week to discuss Project Rap Rabbit, Assassin's Creed Origins, Payday 2 VR, Legend of Zelda mobile, and more! 00:40:51 - The Playlist: Prey, Tumbleseed, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, NES Tetris, Swap Sword, Forza Horizon 3 Hot Wheels 1:14:19 - VR Talk: Polybius, Statik Institute of Retention 1:21:51 - Quick Questions 1:41:24 - Parting gift!
May 15, 2017
178: Grandmas Rubbing Shoulders
2:10:18
Jeff and Christian welcome Teddy Dief from Square Enix Montreal to the show this week to discuss finding the Starcraft source code and giving it back, Oculus Story Studio shutting down, a new record from Super Mario 64 speed runs, Darksiders 3, and more! 00:32:33 - The Playlist - Prey, Nier: Automata, Persona 5, Mario Cart 8 Deluxe 01:18:30 - VR Talk - Gnog 01:26:02 - Tabletop Time - Startups, Mask Men, Oink Games, Yokohama 01:42:58 - Parting Gifts! 01:47:46 - BONUS CONTENT: Jeff interviews Ian Dallas about What Remains of Edith Finch
May 08, 2017
177: There Should Always be a Dinosaur at the End
2:09:37
Jeff and Christian welcome Kyle Fergusson from Into the Nexus to the show this week to discuss Overwatch's crazy numbers, Nintendo's New 2DS XL, the Call of Duty WWII trailer, Forza Horizon 3's new Hot Wheels DLC, and more! 00:29:00 - The Playlist: Heroes of the Storm 2.0, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Outlast 2, Player Unknown's Battlegrounds, What Remains of Edith Finch? MLB The Show 17, Mass Effect Andromeda, Dark Souls 01:26:20 - VR Talk: Batman Arkham VR, Wilson's Heart, Symphony of the Machine 01:34:49 - Big Question! 01:54:18 - Parting Gifts! 01:58:42 - BONUS CONTENT: Jeff interviews Raphael Colantonio from Arkane Studios about Prey
May 01, 2017
176: Before the Twitch Generation
1:53:38
Jeff and Christian welcome the Internet's own Totalbiscuit to the show this week to discuss Call of Duty back in WWII, SNES Classic edition rumors, phone numbers on DOTA accounts, and more! 00:30:06 - The Playlist: Dawn of War 3 Beta, Battle Brothers, Use your Words, Really Bad Chess, Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series Episode 1, Full Throttle Remastered, Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom 01:04:34 - Tabletop Time: Potion Explosion, Colt Express, Splendor 01:14:36 - Quick Questions 01:38:25 - Parting Gifts! 01:44:05 -BONUS CONTENT: VR Talk: Rick and Morty Virtual Rick-ality
Apr 24, 2017
175: On a Ledge with Spicy Boy and Click Click
1:39:34
Jeff and Christian welcome Nathan Ortega from Telltale Games to the show this week to discuss Star Wars Battlefront 2 debut trailer, the end of the NES Classic, Nintendo's Summer Switch line-up and more! 00:38:41 - The Playlist: Persona 5, Night in the Woods, Neir: Automata, Overwatch: Uprising, Zelda Breath of the Wild 01:10:25 - Tabletop Time: King of Tokyo, Brownie Match, TIME Stories: Expedition Endurance 01:18:07 - Quick Questions Parting Gifts!
Apr 17, 2017
174: I Wear Eyeliner Too!
2:17:15
Jeff and Christian welcome Andrew Raxter from AD Game Club to the show this week to discuss no streaming for Persona 5, Xbox Project Scorpio tech specs revealed, Mass Effect: Andromeda patches, and more! 00:33:53 - The Playlist: Persona 5, Drawn to Death, Undertale 01:11:49 - Tabletop Time: Risk Legacy, Above and Below, Secret Hitler 01:20:08 - Quick Questions 01:37:16 - Parting Gifts! 01:42:28 - BONUS CONTENT: Jeff interviews Sam Braithwaite and Adam Rosen at Heroes of the Dorm 01:57:38 - BONUS CONTENT 2: Jeff and Christian talk SPOILERS for Horizon: Zero Dawn
Apr 10, 2017
173: Path to Happiness
2:15:05
Jeff and Christian welcome Garrett Weinzierl from The Angry Chicken and Into the Nexus to the show this week to discuss Star Wars Battlefront 2, Palmer Lucky leaving Oculus, Heroes of the Storm 2.0, Destiny 2's reveal trailer, and more! 00:36:41 - The Playlist - WoW 7.2 patch, MLB: The Show 17, Persona 5, Horizon Zero Dawn, Breath of the Wild 01:10:08 - VR Talk - Narcosis, The Mage's Tale 01:22:55 - Quick Questions 01:40:27 - Parting Gifts! 01:51:38 - BONUS CONTENT: Christian Interviews Michael A Levine
Apr 03, 2017
172: Always a Yeah, But
1:56:03
Jeff and Christian welcome Andrea Rene to the show this week to discuss Destiny 2 announcements, Starcraft Remastered, esports in theaters, and more! 00:35:20 - The Playlist: Mass Effect: Andromeda, Paragon, Everything, Splatoon 2, Has-Been Heroes 01:33:59 - VR Talk: Rockband VR, Starwars Battlefront VR 01:51:13 - Parting Gifts!
Mar 27, 2017
171: Tom Bombadilling
1:44:17
Jeff and Christian welcome Ben Silverman from Yahoo eSports back to the show this week to discuss big sales numbers for Horizon Zero Dawn, one high schooler's dream to work for Nintendo, and a new Game of Thrones game announcement. 00:34:36 - The Playlist - Mass Effect: Andromeda, On A Roll, Future Unfolding, Switch games 01:15:58 - VR Talk - Robo Recall, VR mods 01:22:26 - Quick Questions 01:38:44 - Parting Gifts!
Mar 20, 2017
170: Box of Meat
2:19:19
Jeff and Christian welcome Paul Tassi from Forbes to the show this week to discuss Jim Sterling's Zelda review, PS4 games coming to Playstation Now, No Man's Sky's latest patch, and more! 00:36:32 - The Playlist: Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Nier Automata, Loot Rascals 01:19:35 - Quick Questions! 01:30:17 - Parting Gifts! 01:33:02 - BONUS CONTENT: Christian interviews Halo Wars 2 composers
Mar 13, 2017
169: Ninnovation
1:41:08
Jeff and Christian welcome Peter Brown from Gamespot.com to the show this week to discuss the new Xbox Game Pass service, a price drop for Oculus, Nvidia's new 1080Ti video card, Nintendo's Nindies initiative, and more! 00:27:58 - The Playlist: TONS of Zelda: Breath of the Wild talk, plus Horizon: Zero Dawn and The Switch hardware 01:17:05 - VR Talk: Robo Recall, The Gallery: Episode 2, Sprint Vector 01:26:11 - Quick Questions 01:37:32 - Parting Gifts!
Mar 06, 2017
168: Switch in Your Lap
1:50:03
Jeff and Christian welcome Steve Tilley to the show this week to discuss the Shadow of War reveal, PS VR's great sales numbers, Zenimax lawsuits, every NES game completed, and more! 00:35:53 - The Playlist: Switch, Zelda Breath of the Wild, Horizon Zero Dawn, Halo Wars 2 01:19:04 - VR Talk: Psychonauts: Rhombus of Ruin, D&D VR 01:33:32 - Quick Questions 01:44:57 - Parting Gifts!
Feb 27, 2017
167: Keep the Tension
1:47:35
Jeff and Christian welcome Allegra Frank from Polygon.com to the show this week to discuss a stolen Switch, bigger games from Bethesda, more Xbox One exclusives, and more! 00:28:47 - The Playlist: Horizon: Zero Dawn, Prey, Fire Emblem Heroes, For Honor Quick Questions Parting Gifts! BONUS CONTENT: Interview with Ricardo Bare, Lead Designer of Prey
Feb 20, 2017
166: Playing Games to Avoid People
1:39:41
Jeff and Christian welcome Tara Long from Polygon.com to the show this week to discuss E3 open to the public, an American winning the DDR world championships, Destiny 2's release window, Steam Greenlight changing, 3 full VR games from Valve, and more! 00:42:18 - The Playlist: Nioh, No Man's Sky, Papers Please, Ark: Survival Evolved 01:07:19 - VR Talk: Robinson: The Journey, Knockout League 01:22:40 - Tabletop Time: Happy Salmon 01:32:05 - Parting Gifts!
Feb 13, 2017
165: That Nine Talk
1:52:02
Jeff and Christian welcome Chris Plante from The Verge to the show this week to discuss Gamestop's Circle of Life program, PS4's new firmware update, the Zenimax/Oculus lawsuit, a new 3Ds and more! 00:40:52 - The Playlist: Resident Evil 7, Gravity Rush 2, Ghost Recon: Wildlands Beta, Ark: Sruvival, Conan Exiles 01:15:11 - VR Talk: SuperHOT VR, Landfall Beta 01:25:06 - Tabletop Time: DOOM: The Board Game, Euchre, Pandemic Legacy, Co-op picks 01:47:17 - Parting Gifts!
Feb 06, 2017
164: There IS Something Behind That Door
2:17:51
Jeff and Christian welcome Chris Kohler from Wired to the show this week to discuss the prospect of Skate 4, Marvel games from Square-Enix, an Apocalypse Now video game, and more! 00:27:02 - The Playlist: Nintendo Switch, Injustice 2 Beta, Horizon: Zero Dawn, Final Fantasy IV, Gravity Rush 2, Hyper Universe, Hello Neighbor, Shrouded Isle, Dauntless, Gorogoa 01:15:14 - VR Talk: Resident Evil 7, I Expect You to Die 01:39:31 - Parting Gifts! PLUS BONUS CONTENT! 01:47:41 - Interview with Kelly Wallick of the IGF 02:09:39 - Interview with Jason Roberts designer of Gorogoa
Jan 31, 2017
163: It's Fun to Kick Stuff
1:55:06
Jeff and Christian welcome Shareef Jackson back to the show this week to discuss leaked Switch UI, a new game from Playdead Studios, whole body tracked VR, and more! 00:43:25 - The Playlist: Pinball FX2, Zelda: The Minish Cap, Gravity Rush 2, Dream Quest 01:12:08 - VR Talk: VR Sports Challenge, Dead Hungry, Thumper, Dear Angelica, Smashbox Arena 01:35:32 - Tabletop Time: Bruges, Evolution: The Beginning 01:48:33 - Parting Gifts!
Jan 23, 2017
162: Yeah, but Zelda
1:47:31
Jeff and Christian welcome Aaron Morales from Entertainment Weekly back to the show this week to... well, let's be honest, it's all Nintendo Switch talk. Would you want anything else? All the details, all the games of Nintendo's big console announcement. 00:56:38 - The Playlist: Aaron had hands-on at the Switch NYC event with Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Arms, Street Fighter 2, and all of the other launch games. Plus, Jeff discusses Gravity Rush 2 and Dream Quest 01:29:26 - VR Talk: The People's House, Star Wars Battlefront X-Wing VR, COD VR, The Climb, Arizona Sunshine 01:40:43 - Parting Gifts!
Jan 16, 2017
161: A Raven Type Person
1:42:50
Jeff and Christian welcome Brandon Jones from Easy Allies to the show this week to discuss Mass Effect Andromeda's release date, CES announcements from NVidia, AMD, Razor, and HTC Vive, hacking your NES Classic, and more! 00:31:42 - The Playlist: Pokemon Sun and Moon, Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, Forza Horizon 3: Blizzard Mountain, Heroes of the Storm 00:57:09 - VR Talk - Google Earth VR, Dino Frontier, SuperHOT, Raw Data, Herobound: Soul Champion, Dead Hungry 01:15:06 - Tabletop Time: D&D Curse of Strahd, Isle of Skye, Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island 01:35:09 - Parting Gifts!
Jan 09, 2017
160: Games of 2017 - BOLD and CRAZY Predictions!
1:41:27
Jeff and Christian celebrate the show's third anniversary and kick off the beginning of the fourth year of DLC by looking back and looking forward. As is the DLC tradition, Jeff and Christian hold their own feet to the fire by revisiting their 2016 predictions to see what was right and was was wrong. Then it is time to get excited about all the great games coming in 2017! The guys pick their favorites, including Mass Effect Andromeda, Horizon Zero Dawn, Zelda, Red Dead Redemption and more. They finish by making more Bold and Crazy predictions for the new year. What does 2017 have in store for gamers?
Jan 02, 2017
159: (Favorite) Game of the Year 2016
2:02:29
Jeff and Christian welcome Anthony Taormina from Gamerant.com back to the show this week to rank their Top 5 Games of the Year! Which games will make the list and which will be crowned DLC's Game of the Year? Plus, a list of their underdogs - games that deserve another look as 2016 comes to a close.
Dec 26, 2016
158: All Bonus Holiday
1:53:07
A special ALL BONUS CONTENT episode of DLC this week. Jeff and Christian discuss Resident Evil VII, Forza Horizon Blizzard, Overwatch Holiday themes, Uncharted Survival, Super Mario Run, and more! 00:32:25 - Christian interviews Senior Sound Designer at Naughty Dog, Rob Krekel 01:01:49 - Jeff interviews VR game designer, Steve Bowler from Cloudgate Studios 01:29:33 - Jeff interviews board game reviewer Michael Fox from The Little Metal Dog Show
Dec 16, 2016
157: No Lamp Can Guard You
1:41:49
Jeff and Christian welcome Devindra Hardawar from Engadget back to the show to discuss Oculus' Touch release, the Nintendo Switch on The Tonight Show, potential Gamecube backwards compatibility and more! 00:23:55 - The Playlist: Final Fantasy XV, The Last Guardian, Dishonored 2, Watch Dogs 2, Lara Croft GO 00:56:11 - VR Talk: Star Wars Battlefront: Rogue One VR Mission, Serious Sam VR, I Expect You to Die, VR Sports Challenge, Super HOT, Bullet Train Demo 01:27:34 - Tabletop Time: Treasure Hunter 01:37:42 - Parting Gifts!
Dec 12, 2016
156: Hashtag Hawkfriends
2:14:19
Jeff and Christian welcome Philip Kollar from Polygon.com back to the show this week to discuss all of the crazy announcements from PSX and The Game Awards, including The Last of Us Part II, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, Marvel vs Capcom Infinite, Mass Effect Andromeda, and so much more! 00:42:32 - The Playlist: The Last Guardian, Final Fantasy XV, Tokyo Mirage Sessions, Mad Max, Nex Machina, Vane, Just Shapes and Beats 01:11:45 - VR Talk: Oculus Touch, Robo Recall, SuperHOT, Star Wars Battlefront VR, Dino Frontier, Resident Evil 7, Gran Turismo Sport, Starblood Arena 01:37:28 - Parting Gifts! 01:46:17 - Bonus Content: Call of Duty Infinite Warfare interview
Dec 05, 2016
155: A Hole in VR
1:32:05
Jeff and Christian welcome Mike Drucker from How to Be a Person to the show this week to discuss the big No Man's Sky update, Marvel vs Capcom 4 rumors, the Cards Against Humanity hole, a Android Netrunner expansion and more! 00:30:13 - The Playlist: Tyranny, Watch Dogs 2, Pokemon Sun & Moon, The Dwarves, Hitman 00:54:48 - VR Talk: Holoball, Robinson: The Journey, Island 359, Call of Duty Infinite Warfare Jackal Assault VR Experience 01:10:02 - Tabletop Time: Mysterium, The Others 01:26:33 - Parting Gifts!
Nov 28, 2016
154: Put Your Face On It
1:47:08
Jeff and Christian welcome Denny Connolly from Gamerant.com to the show this week to discuss a new Zelda delay, Pokemon Stars for Switch, a new direction for Assassin's Creed, and more! 00:39:02 - The Playlist: Watchdogs 2, Pokemon Sun and Moon, Small Radios Big Televisions, WoW 01:13:49 - VR Talk: Robinson: The Journey, Google Earth VR 01:26:15 - Tabletop Time: Spyfall, Millennium Blades, Junk Art, Thanksgiving gaming picks 01:40:30 - Parting Gifts!
Nov 21, 2016
153: Leet F5 Skills
2:05:33
Jeff and Christian welcome Kahlief Adams from Spawn on Me to the show this week to discuss Classic NES sell-outs, Nintendo Switch pricing rumors, wireless Vive, Telltale Guardians of the Galaxy, and more! 00:35:02 - The Playlist: Dishonored 2, Titanfall 2, PS4 Pro 01:08:37 - VR Talk: Rush of Blood, Headmaster, Thumper, Obduction, Accounting, Soulkeeper VR 01:28:22 - Parting Gifts! 01:33:44 - BONUS CONTENT: Christian interviews Titanfall 2 co-writer
Nov 14, 2016
152: Weasel Teats
2:04:31
Jeff and Christian welcome Jeff Gerstmann from Giant Bomb to the show this week to discuss PS4 Pro, the new Mass Effect Andromeda trailer, Blizzcon news, Overwatch League, and more! 00:31:21 - The Playlist: Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Anew: The Distant Light, Heroes of the Storm, Overwatch 00:58:30 - VR Talk: Rec Room, PSVR, Obduction, I Expect You to Die 01:19:55 - Tabletop Time: Polemic, Mermaid Island, Brownie Match, EscapeLA 01:29:44 - Parting Gifts! 01:35:30 - BONUS CONTENT - Blizzcon Interviews
Nov 07, 2016
151: Liquid Death
2:16:14
Jeff and Christian welcome Nick Robinson from Polygon.com to the show this week to discuss multi-touch on the Switch, new VR headsets from Microsoft, the Grandma gamer, and more! 00:39:09 - The Playlist: Titanfall 2, WoW patch 7.1, Skyrim Remastered 01:17:41 - VR Talk: Thumper, Alice VR 01:30:54 - Tabletop Time: Pokemon TCG 01:45:00 - Parting Gifts! 01:52:15 - Bonus Content: Titanfall 2 Spoiler discussion
Oct 31, 2016
150: Top 20 Top 5
2:27:51
Jeff and Christian welcome Wil Harris from Conde Nast to the show this week to discuss the Nintendo Switch, Red Dead Redemption 2, the SAG VO strike, and more! The Playlist: Battlefield 1, Civilization VI, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, Gears of War 4, Uncharted VR Talk: PSVR, Rex Infinite, Batman, Sports Bar VR, Rush of Blood, Job Simulator Tabletop Time: The Contender, Wits and Wagers, ROFL, Going Going Gone Parting Gifts!
Oct 24, 2016
149: The Mass of Flesh on my Couch
1:58:55
Jeff and Christian welcome Ben Silverman from Yahoo Games to the show this week to talk about a Red Dead Redemption sequel, a potential SAG voice actor's strike, Diablo 4, Nintendo NX, and more! 00:43:58 - The Playlist: Battlefield 1, Mafia III, Skylanders, Gears of War 4 01:05:31 - VR Talk: PSVR extravaganza! Batman Arkham VR, RIGs, Thumper, REZ Infinite, and more! 01:43:50 - Tabletop Time: Essen releases, and Decemberists' Kickstarter 01:53:56 - Parting Gifts!
Oct 17, 2016
148: Arms Folded Disdain
2:00:55
Jeff and Christian welcome Shawn Andrich from Gamers With Jobs to the show to talk about Oculus Connect announcements, Infinite Warfare's insane hard drive requirements, Beyond Good and Evil 2, and more! 00:39:02 - The Playlist - Gears of War 4, Mafia III, Paper Mario Color Splash, Forza Horizon 3 01:36:57 - VR Talk - Vanishing Realms, Dexed 01:48:44 - Tabletop Time - Seafall 01:57:00 - Parting Gifts!
Oct 10, 2016
147: Do It Without Pausing
2:07:28
Jeff and Christian welcome David Wolinsky from nodontdie.com to the show this week to discuss No Man Sky false advertising issues, Twitch Prime, Bulletstorm Remastered, and more! 00:38:07 - The Playlist: Civilization 6, Forza Horizon 3, South Park Stick of Truth, Virginia 01:14:40 - VR Talk: Introducing VR, Viveport, PSVR anticipation 01:34:24 - Parting Gifts! 01:41:25 - BONUS CONTENT: Jeff hands-on with Dishonored 2 01:49:48 - BONUS CONTENT: Virginia SPOILER discussion
Oct 03, 2016
146: Purple Tentacle Grabby Thingy
1:42:20
Jeff and Christian welcome Cam Robinson from the Cam and Seb Youtube channel to the show this week to discuss Palmer Lucky's donations, Games for Windows difficulties, the 76ers buying an eSports team, and more! The Playlist - Dishonored 2, No Man's Sky, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, Ratchet and Clank, Doom Tabletop Time - Torchbearers, Switching Gears for T.I.M.E. Stories Parting Gifts!
Sep 26, 2016
145: Legs on Other People's Bodies
1:50:08
Jeff and Christian welcome Anthony Taormina to the show this week to discuss PS4 Pro's upscaled 4K vs Scorpio's native 4K, the retirement of Chris Metzen from Blizzard, Hideo Kojima's Tokyo Game Show comments, changes to Steam's review policy, and more! 00:47:45 - The Playlist: ReCore, For Honor Alpha, BioShock Collection, HotS: Machines of War, Forza Horizon 3, Divinity: Original Sin 2 01:22:18 - VR Talk: Feral Rites 01:32:14 - Tabletop Time: The Toy Fall of Fame 2016 candidates 01:45:10 - Parting Gifts!
Sep 19, 2016
144: Sup Pro
1:36:03
Jeff and Christian welcome John Davison from Glixel to the show this week to discuss the Playstation 4 Pro, Mario on iOS, Mass Effect Andromeda gameplay, no mods on PS4 for Fallout, and more! In the Playlist the guys discuss Dishonored, Deus Ex Mankind Divided, WoW: Legion endgame, Rise of the Tomb Raider and more. VR Talk has the guys are hyped on Damaged Core. In Tabletop Time, more Mansions of Madness and more Codenames for adults. All that plus Parting Gifts!
Sep 13, 2016
143: Blizzard Makes Everybody Look Bad
1:30:12
00:04:27 - Story of the Week: 3DS Focused Nintendo Direct; Sony chasing Pokemon Go money, GT Sport delay, Overwatch season 2, and more 00:34:43 - Playlist: WoW Legion, Battlefield 1 Beta 00:57:26 - VR Talk: Damaged Core 01:07:38 - Table Top Time: Mansions of Madness 01:13:52 - Parting Gifts 01:16:32 - Bonus Content
Sep 06, 2016
142: Deep Slant to Chicken Feather
1:49:33
Jeff and Christian welcome official DLC sport correspondent, Rich Grisham, CMO of Out of the Park Developments and co-founder of Hit The Pass, to the show this week to discuss Nintendo's latest NX comments, misinformation about No Man's Sky, positive reinforcement in Overwatch, and more! 00:43:22 - The Playlist: Madden 17, FiFA 17, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided 01:26:17 - VR Talk: Edge of Nowhere, To the Top 01:34:41 - Tabletop Time: Uno and No Thanks 01:44:19 - Parting Gifts!
Aug 29, 2016
141: Get Off of Your Recips!
1:47:23
Jeff and Christian welcome Anthony Taormina from Gamerant.com back to the show with week to discuss the PS4 slim leak, Star Citizen's 3.0 showcase at Gamescom, smell-o-vision in South Park, and the new Metal Gear game announcement. 00:36:43 - The Playlist: Titanfall 2, No Man's Sky, Bound, Wow: Legion 01:27:49 - VR Talk - Lost, Trickster, QuiVR, Grapply 01:41:02 - Parting Gifts!
Aug 22, 2016
140: Planets without Carrots
1:48:50
Jeff and Christian welcome Maranda Carvell from Propel Wellness to talk about Pokemon GO world travelers, Nintendo ordering take-downs for fan-made games, Final Fantasy's XV's delay, and more! 00:28:43 - The Playlist: No Man's Sky generates a huge discussion! Plus, Titanfall 2 single player, Headlander, and Overwatch 01:16:00 - VR Talk: Dirt Rally VR, Halp!, VR Lens Lab 01:28:14 - Table Top Time: Monopoly Deal, Flick 'em Up! Life, Pathfinder Adventure Card Game 01:42:40 - Parting Gifts!
Aug 16, 2016
139: Supreme Council of Virtual Space
1:39:42
Jeff and Christian welcome Tim Longo, the Creative Director at 343 Industries on Halo 5 to the show this week to discuss the No Man's Sky day 1 patch, a reveal date for Playstation Neo, Pokemon Go being banned in Iran, Starcraft HD, and more! 00:45:40 The Playlist - Abzu, Warcaft Ocrs v Humans, Marvel Ultimate Alliance, WoW: Legion 01:02:18 VR Talk - Adr1ft, BellyBots, Roomscale Tower 01:16:56 Tabletop Time - Monopoly Go, Forbidden Island, T.I.M.E. Stories: Under the Mask 01:33:17 Parting Gifts!
Aug 09, 2016
138: 60 Feet of Fun
2:03:00
Jeff and Christian welcome Tim Stevens from CNET and Roadshow to DLC this week to discuss the latest Nintendo NX rumors, PSVR's space requirements, the first guy to finish No Man's Sky, and more! 00:42:13 - Playlist: We Happy Few, Earth Defense Force, Marvel Ultimate Alliance remaster, Song of the Deep 01:02:05 - VR Talk: Dirt Rally, iRacer, DOTA 2 VR Spectator Mode 01:22:17 - Table Top Time: XCOM The Boardgame, Pathfinder Adventure Card Game 01:34:43 - Parting Gifts! 01:39:40 - Bonus Content: Jeff and Christian discuss matching challenges in competitive games.
Aug 02, 2016
137: Strap Your Phone to a Shakeweight
1:49:45
Jeff and Christian welcome Denny Connolly from Gamerant.com to talk about the re-release of Marvel Ultimate Alliance, Nvidia's new Titan X announcement, 2 new Sonic the Hedgehog games, Tomb Raider's VR level, and more! 00:33:25 - The Playlist: Pokemon GO, Headlander, Song of the Deep, Furi, Ghostbusters 01:05:42 - VR Talk: The Assembly, Lands End, Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes, Minecraft VR 01:27:41 - Tabletop Time: Isle of Skye, Shadowrun: Crossfire, Terror in Meeple CIty 01:42:51 - Parting Gifts!
Jul 25, 2016
136: All Systems GO
2:11:13
Jeff and Christian welcome comedian and writer Greg Smith to the show this week to discuss the new Mini NES, EVO 2016, Valve's reaction to CS:GO gambling, and the Xbox One S release date. 00:32:20 - The Playlist: Mario Kart 8, Pokemon Go, Story About My Uncle, multiplayer frustrations 00:59:44 - VR Talk: Raw Data, Star Wars: Trials of Tatoonie, Nvidia VR Funhouse 01:14:39 - Table Top Time: Speil Des Jahres winners, Scythe, Forbidden Island, Cinelinx 01:36:17 - Parting Gifts! 01:43:59 - Bonus Content: Jeff Interviews Jamey Stegmaier of Stonemaier Games
Jul 18, 2016
135: The Pokemofication of the World
2:06:14
Jeff and Christian welcome Steve Ruduski from The Gaming Careers Podcast to the show this week to discuss Summer Games Done Quick's new record, Pokemon GO's incredible launch, and Evolve relaunching as a free-to-play game. 00:32:10 - The Playlist features talk about Song of the Deep, Ori and the Blind Forrest, Inside, Rider of Icarus, and more 01:02:50 - VR Talk discusses room scale vs standing scale, and A Chair in a Room 01:16:04 - Table Top Time is all about deck building games like Legendary, Ascension, and Star Realms 01:30:36 - Parting Gifts! 01:35:46 - BONUS CONTENT: Jeff and Christian Spoiler Chat about INSIDE
Jul 11, 2016
134: I Found a Website!!
2:04:01
Jeff and Christian welcome Steve Tilley from the Toronto Sun and EP Daily to the show this week to discuss Steam's highest ranked user, art assets from Firewatch stolen, and the massive Youtube CS:GO betting scandal. 00:38:18 - The Playlist: Inside, SuperHOT, Fallout 4: Far Harbor, Flipzyx 00:59:52 - VR Talk: Battledome and Thrill of the Fight 01:10:10 - Listener Email Q&A: Zelda and Open World Games 01:22:26 - Tabletop Time: Dead of Winter and ROFL 01:32:36 - Parting Gifts! 01:37:55 - Bonus Content: Jeff interviews Phill Gonzales, Lead Character Artist, Heroes of the Storm
Jul 04, 2016
133: Hold on to Your HMD
2:01:58
Jeff and Christian welcome Ben Kuchera from Polygon.com to the show to talk about Oculus' removal of exclusivity checks, the Mighty No 9 launch debacle, and a lawsuit over wagering in CS: GO. 00:47:25 - The Playlist: Ben and Christian are hooked on Overwatch, and Jeff ruminates on the new ranked changes in Heroes of the Storm 01:07:34 - VR Talk: The debut of the bumpers sent in by YOU for this new segment! Plus, discussion of the Oculus and Vive, Keep Talking and No One Explodes, and more! 01:37:46 - Tabletop Time: Christian discusses his D&D campain with the gang from Jast 01:46:40 - Parting Gift 01:51:43 - Bonus Content - Jeff talks with a designer from CD Projekt Red about the upcoming Gwent Standalone game.
Jun 27, 2016
132: E3 2016 Wrap Up! Hands-on Impressions of All the Big Games!
2:12:54
Jeff and Christian welcome Ben Silverman from Yahoo eSports back to the show again this year to continue the E3 Wrap-Up tradition. They discuss their Game of the Show winner, and hand-on impressions of dozens of huge titles, like Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Horizon Zero Dawn, God of War, Dishonored 2, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Battlefield 1, Titanfall 2, Watch Dogs 2, Steep, Mafia 3, PSVR, and so much more! 00:00:00 - Game of Show 00:36:00 - Other Favs 01:16:07 - VR 01:32:25 - Hidden Gems 01:40:58 - Surprises and Disappointments 02:07:17 - Bonus Interview with Corey Barlog
Jun 20, 2016
131: E3 2016 Part 2 - Microsoft, Ubisoft, and Sony Press Conferences!
1:50:51
Jeff and Christian walk through the biggest day for E3 2016 with all the news from Microsoft, Ubisoft, and Sony press conferences. God of War, Gears of War 4, Horizon Zero Dawn, Forza Horizon 3, The Last Guardian, Spider-Man, and so much more! Don't miss it!
Jun 14, 2016
130: E3 2016 Part 1 - EA and Bethesda Press Conferences!
1:23:40
Jeff and Christian are joined by Xav De Matos to discuss the first day of press conferences for E3 2016! EA kicked things off with their own event, showing Titanfall 2, Battlefield 1, and a little Mass Effect Andromeda. But was it enough to wow? Then Bethesda, last year's clear press conference winner, tried to up the ante with Quake Champions, Dishonored 2, and Prey! What were the biggest surprises, and all the highs and lows? Tune in to find out! Then come back tomorrow as Jeff and Christian welcome a new guest for Microsoft, Ubisoft, and Sony discussions.
Jun 13, 2016
129: E3 Hypetrain 2016!
2:07:39
Jeff and Christian welcome Max Scoville from IGN and The Comedy Button to the show this week to discuss pre-E3 week announcements, delays, and excitement with Watch Dogs 2, Agents of M.A.Y.H.E.M., Horizon: Zero Dawn and more. Plus, Nintendo's NX going to support VR? And is Jake Gyllenhall making a Division movie? 00:21:55 The E3 Hypetrain fires up and the guys walk through everything they expect and hope from the biggest video game convention in the world. Will we see Red Dead Redemption 2? Is Zelda going to impress? What will the big Sony and Microsoft surprises be? 00:57:18 The Playlist features talk of Mirror's Edge Catalyst, Edge of Nowhere, Waltz of the Wizard, and Witcher 3: Blood and Wine. 01:37:53 Parting Gifts! 01:42:14 BONUS CONTENT - Jeff interviews Co-Founder, CCO, and President of Ready at Dawn, Ru Weerasuriya.
Jun 06, 2016
128: Delayed Response
2:00:11
Jeff and Christian welcome Tasha Sounart from Pixar and formerly of Double Fine to the show this week to discuss backpack PCs, the rumor of the Xbox Scorpio, No Man's Sky's delay, Last Guardian, and more! 00:41:06 - The Playlist features tons of discussion about Overwatch, Bravely Second, Ratchet & Clank, Jeff's hands-on preview of Civilization VI, and VR experiences Final Approach and Chronos 01:22:42 - Tabletop Time with talk of Mysterium and Magic the Gathering 01:36:19 - Parting Gifts! 01:43:07 - BONUS CONTENT - Interview with Ed Beach of Firaxis Games about Civilization VI
May 31, 2016
127: Buzzword of Buzzwords
2:14:04
Jeff and Christian welcome Andrea Rene from Gamestop, Playboy, and Yahoo eSports back to the show this week to discuss Destiny's brand new expansion, Gran Turismo Sport, Google's Daydream, and Uncharted 4's awesome accessibility. 00:32:38 - The Playlist features discussion about Paragon, DOOM, Uncharted 4, and and VR headset showdown, Oculus vs Vive 01:24:23 - In Table Top Time Andrea talks Exploding Kittens, and Jeff and Christian rave about Flick 'em Up. 01:41:44 - Parting Gifts! 01:48:16 - BONUS: Christian responds to last week's Uncharted 4 spoiler discussion 01:52:11 - BONUS: Jeff interviews Joel Green, Producer and Designer of The Gallery: Call of the Starseed at Cloudhead Games
May 23, 2016
126: Disney Definitely Finite
2:10:49
Jeff and Christian welcome YouTube and Twitch.tv's own Ali Baker to the show this week to discuss huge numbers of people playing shooters, Disney Infinite going away, the announcement of Civilization VI, and Capcom learning a valuable lesson. 00:26:14 - The Playlist features discussion of Battleborn, Overwatch, DOOM, and Uncharted 4. Plus, Jeff finds the Vive VR holy grail in Vanishing Realms. 01:04:47 - Tabletop Time has discussion of Star Wars Imperial Assault, and other games based on known IP 01:28:07 - Parting Gifts, including Jeff's action short: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2skcpboV5g 01:32:54 - BONUS CONTENT: Jeff and Chistian's extended SPOILER discussion of Uncharted 4
May 16, 2016
125: Throw Your Video Card in the Garbage
2:24:28
Jeff and Christian welcome Anthony Taormina from Gamerant.com back to the show this week to talk about announcements for Battlefield 1 and Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, a new more powerful, more affordable video card from NVidia, Epic leaving the single-player game business and more! 00:39:22- The Playlist is all about Uncharted 4. Jeff and Anthony completed the single player campaign and have a lot to say. Plus, Christian chimes in about Uncharted on mobile, and the Overwatch open beta. Jeff won't leave out VR, either, with some hot takes about Budget Cuts and Astral Domine demos. 01:27:08 - Tabletop Time is a special interview with the game designer Rob Daviau, whose Pandemic Legacy is now the world's number 1 rated board game. He has a new game in pre-order now, called Seafall. 01:52:42 - Parting Gifts! 01:57:35 - BONUS CONTENT - Interview with Heroes of the Storm Lead Designer, Dustin Browder
May 09, 2016
124: Nintendo Being Nintendo
1:48:07
Jeff and Christian welcome Shareef Jackson from Games Look Good and the Spawn on Me podcast to the show this week to discuss Nintendo's crazy plans for E3, Microsoft's possible update to the Xbox One hardware, the Division's cheaters problems, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, and more! 00:46:20 The Playlist includes Starfox Zero, Aurion: Legacy of Kori-Odon, The Division, Crystal RIft, Windlands, and Christian's first steps into room-scale VR! 01:22:09 Tabletop Time features the guys' thoughts about International Tabletop Day, the new version of Codenames, and Schmovie. 01:37:19 Parting Gifts!
May 02, 2016
123: Your Dog Likes It
2:02:24
Jeff and Christian welcome Mike Minotti from GamesBeat to the show this week to discuss changes to Hearthstone, details on the PS4 Neo, John Romero's new FPS, the latest game from Supergiant Games and more! 32:21 - A jam-packed Playlist this week as the guys discuss StarFox Zero for WiiU, The Gears of War 4 Beta, the Mirror's Edge Beta, Bravely Second, Lawbreakers, and Jeff talks about finally getting his Vive and enjoying Call of the Starseed, and Audioshield. 1:25:32 - Tabletop Time has Mike discovering Forbidden Island, Christian disliking I SpY, and Jeff talking solo play. 1:37:08 - Parting Gifts 1:44:13 - Cliffy B interview about Lawbreakers
Apr 25, 2016
122: Merciless Self Defense
2:10:33
Jeff and Christian welcome Blake Rochkind from United Talent Agency to talk about Gamestop's publishing arm, Red Dead Redemption 2 and Titanfall 2, and Ken Levine turning Twilight Zone into an interactive movie. In the Playlist, Blake raves about Hyper Light Drifter, defends Quantum Break, and doubts VR, Jeff reveals his visit to Insomniac to play Unspoken and Edge of Nowhere, and Christian doesn't think Ratchet and Clank got enough praise last week. For Tabletop Time, more love to kids games and squirrels, and Jeff discusses bluffing games and their possibilites in VR after visiting Red Storm studio and seeing Werewolves Within. All that, plus YOUR emails. AND THERE'S MORE! This week, bonus content beyond the main show, as Jeff shares his one-on-one exclusive interviews with Insomniac developers, Chad Dezern and Brian Allgeier!
Apr 19, 2016
121: Cancel Your Pre-Orders
1:57:42
Jeff and Christian welcome Shawn Andrich from Gameswithjobs.com back to the show to talk about Quantum Break's disappointing PC port, new secrets revealed in Mike Tyson's Punch-Out, Heroes of the Dorm, and the questionable Oculus privacy policy. In the Playlist, Shawn has been playing Dark Souls 3 and Hyper Light Drifter, Christian puts more time into The Division, and Jeff has lots to say about Ratchet & Clank, Welkin Road, and the Battleborn open beta. For Tabletop Time, Shawn talks 6 Nimmt, and a listener has an epic Betrayal at House on the Hill tale to share. All that, plus YOUR emails.
Apr 11, 2016
120: My Own Opinion
1:50:58
Jeff and Christian welcome freelance writer from Gamecrate and Playboy.com, Paul Semel to talk about Final Fantasy XV's trans-media explosion, the usefulness of reviews, Oculus and Vive delivery problems, and more! In the Playlist, Jeff and Paul have played Uncharted 4: A Thief's End and Quantum Break, and Christian has been throwing back to old times with the Doom closed beta. For Tabletop Top Christian has a new family game to enjoy and Jeff recommends some 2 player games. All that, plus YOUR emails!
Apr 04, 2016
119: Rediscover Vanilla Ice
1:44:45
Jeff and Christian welcome Patrick Klepek from Kotaku and the Match3 podcast back to the show this week to talk about much of the news he has been reporting, including the fake NX controller, the real PS4.5 update, the people behind torrent uploads, and the debate over Let's Play videos. In the Playlist, Patrick talks about Stardew Valley and Dark Souls 3, Christian jams out on Rock Band 4, and Jeff hits endgame in The Division. All that, plus YOUR emails.
Mar 28, 2016
118: Tripping on VR
1:38:06
Jeff and Christian go without a guest this week, to deep dive into the week of huge announcements and game demos at the Game Developer's Conference! Jeff spent all week at GDC, trying as many upcoming VR experiences as he could, and Christian has lots of questions. The guys hit on Sony's PSVR announcements, Vive's The Lab, Star Wars: Trials on Tatooine, The Climb, Eve: Valkyrie, Project Arena, Thumper, Golem, and so much more! Plus, non-VR news, including a possible leak for Nintendo NX, The Division's huge first week of sales, and more. All that, plus YOUR emails!
Mar 22, 2016
117: Do You Want to Go to Japan?
2:02:09
Jeff and Christian welcome Alex Albrecht from Half Hour Happy Hour to the show this week to talk about the cancellation of Everquest Next, Michael Pachter's forecasts for Nintendo's NX,a crazy person levels to 100 in WoW using a dancepad, and more! In the Playlist, everyone has lots to say about The Division, and Alex tells an epic story of attempting to play the Japanese version of Dragon's Dogma Online. For Tabletop Time, Jeff and Alex recount their weekend adventure through the latest T.I.M.E. Stories expansion, Prophecy of Dragons. PLUS SPECIAL BONUS CONTENT! Jeff discusses this week's Game Developer's Conference with the GM of GDC, Meggan Scavio
Mar 14, 2016
116: Everyone Wants to Fight Christian
2:03:14
Jeff and Christian welcome Anthony Taormina from Gamerant.com back to the show to talk about the cancellation of Fable Legends anf closing of Lionhead Studios, more big companies pulling out of E3, Epic Games scathing critique of Microsoft, and more! In the Playlist, Anthony platinumed Far Cry Primal, Jeff got hands-on with No Man's Sky and Raw Data in VR, and Christian was impressed by Hitman 4 Beta. For Tabletop Time, Jeff and Christian travel through time in Loop, Inc. All that, plus YOUR emails!
Mar 07, 2016
115: And a Unicorn Too
1:43:55
Jeff and Christian welcome Kelly Wallick from the Indie MEGABOOTH and the IGF to the show this week to talk about the Hololens developer edition, new Nintendo NX rumors, a potential new Alan Wake game, and no microtransactions for The Division! In the Playlist, they discuss Cities Skylines, SuperHOT, The Flame in the Flood, Deadpool, Fallout 4, Life is Strange, and more. For Tabletop Time, Jeff digs for Incan Gold, and Kelly uses her mind to play Mindflex... maybe? And the video of the Mario level 1-1 we discussed can be seen here. All that plus YOUR emails!
Mar 01, 2016
114: Episode Content Releasing Soon
1:29:15
Jeff and Christian welcome Ozzie Mejia from Shacknews.com to the show this week to talk about Street Fighter V's launch woes, the prince of the Vive, a delay on Hololens, Warren Spector's return to development, the DICE awards, and more! In the Playlist, they discuss Street FIghter V, Hearthstone's upcoming changes, Gigantic, Blade & Soul, Black Desery Online, and Atlas Reactor. For Tabletop Time, Jeff updates his epic Pandemic Legacy journey, and more! All that, plus YOUR emails.
Feb 22, 2016
113: Muddy the Waters
1:36:02
Jeff and Christian welcome Justin McElroy from Polygon.com back to the show this week to discuss Destiny 2, the closing of Gametrailers.com, Quantum Break heading to Windows 10, the return of the PC press conference to GDC and more! For the Playlist, the guys discuss Firewatch, Lifeline iOS, Overwatch Beta, Hitman Beta, Layers of Fear, and Street Fighter 5. In Tabletop Time, it's fun party games galore, including Monikers, Snake Oil, and But Wait, There's More!
Feb 15, 2016
112: Side Quest Guy
1:45:30
Jeff and Christian welcome Chris Bergman from Choremonster.com back to the show this week to discuss XCOM 2's exclusive support of the Steam controller, Titanfall 2's confirmed single player campaign, Unreal engine editing inside VR, another failed Kickstarter, and more! In the Playlist, Chris has been playing XCOM 2, Christian has been enamored with Unravel, and Jeff gushes about Firewatch. For Tabletop Time, Chris plays in a cabin in the woods, and yearns for Codenames, and Jeff can play with a lot of friends in Between Two Cities. All that, plus YOUR emails.
Feb 09, 2016
111: All-Star PAX South LIVE Extravaganza!
1:34:43
Jeff and Christian are joined by the most stellar line-up of video game personalities LIVE on-stage at PAX South, including Adam Sessler from X-Play, Scott Kutrz from Table Titans, James Stevenson from Insomniac Games, and Anthony Carboni from Rev3 Games. They talk about the Stories of the Week from PAX, the changing state of E3, their favorite games, and much, much more. This is an awesome show recorded in front of a live audience, and you won't want to miss it. Plus, after the panel, Jeff and Christian offer a bonus Playlist with their thoughts on Lego Marvel Avengers, The Witness, and, of course, the Division Beta!
Feb 01, 2016
110: Dynamite Buckets
1:34:29
Jeff and Christian welcome Rich Grisham from the Press Row podcast and hitthepass.com to the show this week to discuss Her Story 2, new Zelda Amiibos, Nintendo NX rumors, The Witness spoilers, and more! In the Playlist, the guys talk Life is Strange, Mario Maker, Star Wars Battlefront, Fallout 4, Grow Home, and more! For Tabletop Time, Rich tries to deal with traffic in Rush Hour, and Jeff builds cars in Automania. Plus, everyone loves Codenames! All that, plus YOUR emails.
Jan 26, 2016
109: Bought it... Not Gonna Play It
1:46:06
Jeff and Christian welcome the Community Manager for Armature Studio, Jason Heitman to the show to talk about their upcoming game, Dead Star. They also discuss ESPN starting dedicated eSports coverage, the upcoming Assassin's Creed Movie, The Division Beta, and more! In the Playlist, Jason has been playing Super Mario Maker and Rising Thunder, Christian is still working through Oxenfree, and Jeff rolls the dice with Tharsis. For Tabletop Time, Jason laughs at Quelf, Christian is frustrated by Boggle Jr, and Jeff is befuddled by Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective.
Jan 18, 2016
108: Smitherhead Heads
1:45:13
Jeff and Christian welcome the co-founder of Night School Studio, Sean Krankel, whose game Oxenfree releases on Xbox One and Steam this Friday. They talk about the Oculus Rift pre-order price, David Brevik leaving Gazillion, the new products from Razor that may revolutionize PC gaming, Awesome Games Done Quick, and more! In the Playlist, the guys discuss Oxenfree, Disney Infinity 3.0, You Must Build a Boat, Magic the Gathering: Puzzle Quest, and CES impressions of the Vive, the Omni, and more. For Tabletop Time, Jeff discusses T.I.M.E. Stories: The Marcy Case, Sean discusses Android Netrunner, and Christian is playing Zingo with his daughter.
Jan 12, 2016
107: Games of 2016 - BOLD and CRAZY Predictions!
1:43:56
Jeff and Christian celebrate the show's second anniversary and kick off the beginning of the third year of DLC by looking back and looking forward. As is the DLC tradition, Jeff and Christian hold their own feet to the fire by revisiting their 2015 predictions to see what was right and was was wrong. Then it is time to get excited about all the great games coming in 2016! The guys pick their favorites, including No Man's Sky, Uncharted 4, and Mass Effect Andromeda. They finish by making more Bold and Crazy predictions for the new year, as well as sharing YOUR predicitons. What does 2016 have in store for gamers?
Jan 04, 2016
106: (Favorite) Game of the Year 2015!
1:45:41
Jeff and Christian welcome Ben Hansen and Tim Turi from Game Informer to the show to help them work through their top 5 lists of Games of the Year. Is it possible for Jeff and Christian to come to a consensus about the absolute BEST GAME OF 2015? The episode starts with a rundown of the biggest trends and most important news stories of the year, then the guys talk about all of the very best gaming experiences, as well as underdogs that deserve your attention before 2016 hits. Don't miss this one!
Dec 28, 2015
105: Stocking Stuffer
18:18
Jeff and Christian are off for Christmas week, but couldn't resist discussing a couple of quick stories before they go, including the impact of Star Wars in gaming and Hideo Kojima's new deal with Sony. Jeff and Christian wish you the absolute best for the holidays and hope you enjoy this tiny episode to tide you over to next week's epic GOTY discussion.
Dec 21, 2015
104: No Rave Problems
1:35:09
Jeff and Christian welcome Alexa Ray Corriea from Gamespot.com to the show this week to talk about Oculus coming with Eve: Valkyrie, EA forming an esports division, the System Shock 3 announcement, Steam accounts being hijacked, and more! For the Playlist, Alexa Ray has been playing Final Fantasy 7 and a new Ace Attorney in Japanese, Christian is rocking multiplayer in Uncharted 4 beta, Splatoon, and Destiny Sparrow Racing League, and Jeff is finally trying Star Wars Battlefront and the delightful Dr. Langeskov, The Tiger, and The Terribly Cursed Emerald: A Whirlwind Heist. For Tabletop Time, Jeff gives some Christmas boardgame buying suggestions and is surprised to discover Anomia, and Alexa Ray talks Cash n Guns and Camp Grizzly
Dec 14, 2015
103: The Meat Circus
1:43:56
Jeff and Christian welcome Russ Pitts from takethis.org to the show this week to discuss the massive amount of news that came out of both The Game Awards and the Playstation Experience. Game announcements, VR, and more! In the Playlist, they discuss Uncharted 4 multiplayer, Fallout 4, Just Cause 3, Rainbow Six: Siege, and more! For Tabletop Time, Jeff goes crazy for one of the best games of the year, T.I.M.E. Stories. All that, plus YOUR emails.
Dec 07, 2015
102: Wanna Ruin a Memory?
1:30:20
Jeff and Christian welcome Chris Watters from Gamespot.com back to the show this week to talk about his book The Gamer's Bucket List: 50 Video Games To Play Before You Die, which can be purchased here: http://www.amazon.com/The-Gamers-Bucket-List-Before/dp/1633531317 The guys also discuss Black Friday trends and the Avengers FPS that never was. In the Playlist, there's discussion of Fallout 4, Rocket League, Hard West, Star Wars Battlefront, Downwell, Rainbow Six Siege, and more! Tabletop Time is all about holiday gaming, with reports from your emails about the best games to play with family. Christian is leaning away from Masquerade and Chris likes Killing Dr. Lucky, and Guillotine.
Dec 01, 2015
101: Go Home, Superdata, You're Drunk
1:49:02
Jeff and Christian welcome Steve Tilley from the Toronto Sun and EP Daily to the show this week to debate the sales prospects of VR, the state of gaming journalism, the Payday 2 dev apology, and more! For the Playlist, the guys discuss Star Wars Battlefront. Rise of the Tomb Raider, Fallout 4, Rocket League, Guild of Dungeoneering, and more! For Tabletop Time, Steve remembers his Steve Jackson Games collection, and Jeff considers Thanksgiving on the table top. All that, plus YOUR emails!
Nov 23, 2015
100: Downloadable Centennial
1:44:37
Jeff and Christian welcome Julian Murdoch from the Gamers With Job Conference Call podcast to the show this week to discuss Fallout 4's amazing week, Nintendo's Zelda announcements, the Game Awards nominees and more! In the Playlist, there's lots more Fallout 4 discussion and debate, Rise of the Tomb Raider love, Star Wars Battlefield insight, COD Black Ops 3 enjoyment. Plus Julian discusses Dirty Bomb and League of Legends. For Tabletop Time, Julian and Jeff discuss Pandemic Legacy, Alien Frontiers, Ora et Labora, and Gold West All that, plus a d 100th episode celebration!!
Nov 16, 2015
99: Fallout over Fallout 4
1:48:27
Jeff and Christian welcome Scott Johnson from Frogpants Studios to the show this week to talk about Blizzcon announcements, Activision's new movie studio, Xbox One backwards compatibility list, and more! Then it is FALLOUT FALLOUT FALLOUT as Jeff and Christian debate their time in Fallout 4 over the last week. Christian also talks Call of Duty Black Ops 3 and Scott discusses Overwatch and Rebel Galaxy.
Nov 09, 2015
98: Vomiting Out Of Your Eye Holes
1:36:05
Jeff and Christian welcome Ify Nwadiwe from Geek and Sundry to the show this week to discuss all the news from Paris Games Week, including debuts of Boundless, Wild, Dreams, Detroit, and the Uncharted 4 multiplayer, as well as a release date for No Man's Sky, and Nintendo's first cell phone game. In the Playlist, the guys discuss the Overwatch Beta,Halo 5, Darksiders 2: Deathfinitive Edition, Divinity Original Sin Enhanced edition, Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, Warhammer End Times: Vermintide, Secret Ponchos, and more! For Tabletop Time, Ify discusses Ashes: Rise of the Phoenixborn, and Jeff talk 2 Rooms and Boom. Plus, how to explain rules!
Nov 02, 2015
97: Jingle This!
2:00:34
Jeff and Christian welcome Phil Kollar from Polygon.com back to the show this week to talk about PayDay 2's bungled micro transactions, Destiny's bungled launch, Sony's bungled Vita, and much more! The Playlist is huge this week, as Phil discusses Assassin's Creed Syndicate and Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns, Jeff finishes the Halo 5 campaign, and Christian roll around in Yoshi's Wooly World. And not one, but TWO Tabletop Time segments this week. Phil is eager to try Pandemic Legacy, Christian muses about Subterfuge, and Jeff takes part in a Fiasco. AND SPECIAL BONUS: Jeff has a spoiler-filled discussion of the first half of Pandemic Legacy with Quintin Smith from Shut Up and Sit Down!
Oct 26, 2015
96: Dindustry Leading Chips
1:37:44
Jeff and Christian welcome Aaron Morales from EW.com back to the show to discuss the PS4 price cut, Nintendo NX rumors, the NES turning 30, Kinect use, and much more. In the Playlist, Jeff and Aaron have been playing Halo 5, Aaron enjoys Yoshi's Wooly World and Forza 6 with a wheel, and Christian experiences Minecraft Story Mode and thinks Nathan Drake is a jerk. For Tabletop Time, Jeff describes one of the greatest days of gaming he's ever experienced: 12 hours playing the first half of Pandemic Legacy. All that plus YOUR emails.
Oct 19, 2015
95: Combat Dance
1:36:00
Jeff and Christian Welcome Zach Lowery from BossKey Productions to the show this week to talk about Far Cry Primal, Back to the Future DLC in Rocket League, CoD: Black Ops 3 campaign unlocks, and more! In the Playlist, everybody has been playing Star Wars Battlefront Beta, plus discussion of Rocket League, Rock Band 4, Mario Maker, Uncharted: Nathan Drake Collection, Transformaers Devastation, and more. For Tabletop Time, Zach has been playing Clue, and Jeff suggests some other great deduction games.
Oct 12, 2015
94: No Man's Face
1:42:43
Jeff and Christian welcome Kahlief Adams from the Spawn on Me podcast back to the show this week to talk about Gamestop's belief in discs, No Man's Sky on Colbert, Kickstarter controversy for Star Citizen and Shenmue 3, Deus Ex cancelling its pre-order augmentation, and more! For the Playlist, Kahlief is impressed with NBA2k16's story mode and is still taken with the Taken King, Christian is enraged by Tony Hawk Pro Skater 5, and Jeff is enchanted by The Beginner's Guide and Cryptark. In Tabletop Time, Jeff is love with a new game called Steampunk Rally. All that, plus YOUR emails!
Oct 05, 2015
93: Destiny and Chill
1:41:50
Jeff and Christian welcome Chris Bergman from Chore Monster to the show this week to talk about Oculus Connect 2 announcements, a possible VO actor's strike, no successor for the Vita, and more! For The Playlist, everyone is back playing Destiny, Chris playing Rocket League and Rivals of Aether, Christian still loves Shovel Knight, and Jeff has face-on with Land's End and Narcosis in VR, as well as Minecraft: Story Mode Episode One. In Tabletop Time, Chris had an epic moment playing Mysterium, and like the micro game Welcome to the Dungeon, while Jeff describes introducing his D&D group to End of the World: Zombie Apocalypse.
Sep 28, 2015
92: Outside the Box
1:39:37
Jeff and Christian welcome Danny O'Dwyer from Gamespot.com to the show this week to talk about the Tokyo Game Show, Konami stopping AAA game production, Star Fox Zero delayed, Shenmue 3 returning to Kickstarter, and more! In the Playlist, the guys discuss Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Soma, Rocket League, Shovel Knight's Plague Knight DLC, Pro Evo Soccer, the Heroes of the Storm Americas Finals, and more! For Tabletop Time, Danny likes co-ops like Dead Panic and Quiplash, and Jeff recommends Pandemic and Flashpoint: Fire Rescue
Sep 21, 2015
91: Knick-knacks for Your Paddy-Wagon
1:36:44
Jeff and Christian welcome Chris Watter from Gamespot to the show this week to talk about announcements of Pokemon Go, Starcraft 2: Legacy of the Void, the new President of Nintendo, and a settlement against a delinquent Kickstarter. In the Playlist, there is lots more Metal Gear Solid V discussion, as well as Mad Max, Rocket League, Lara Croft GO, Armello, Geometry War 3, Crastle Crashers Remastered, Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime, and more! For Tabletop Time Chris is king of King of Tokyo, and Jeff still likes Dead of Winter.
Sep 14, 2015
90: Hall o' Shadows
1:37:00
Jeff and Christian welcome Gamerant.com editor and writer Anthony Taormina back to the show to talk about Apple's upcoming TV "console", Pikmin 4 being "almost done", Bungie's settlement with Marty O'Donnell, and Ubisoft's Malaysian theme park, and more! In the Playlist, the guys all hash out their feeling for the biggest release of the week, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. Is it truly one of the best video games ever? Also, Christian and Anthony play with their toys in Disney Infinity 3.0, and Christian is still wowed by Gears of War Remastered. For Tabletop Time, Jeff talks about playing Codenames and Princess Bride: Battle of Wits.
Sep 08, 2015
89: LIVE from PAX 2015: Hyper-real Plastic Bottles
1:28:24
This special episode was recorded in front of a LIVE audience at PAX 2015! Jeff and Christian reunite with their old Weekend Confirmed buddies, Garnett Lee and Andrea Rene, to talk about all of the news coming out of PAX, including the announcement of Lawbreakers, the Shovel Knight Amiibo, the Divinity 2 Kickstarter, and much more. In the Playlist, they all discuss their favorites from the PAX show floor, including LEGO Dimensions, Head Lander, Through the Woods, Callof the Starseed: The Gallery Ep1, and more. Stick around after the end of the live show for Jeff's personal observations from the rest of the convention, including takes on Rock Band 4, Butt Sniffin' Pugs, Okhlos, Uncharted Collection, and more.
Aug 31, 2015
88: I Laugh When I'm Uncomfortable
1:40:34
Jeff and Christian welcome France's own Patrick Beja to the show, from Pixels, the Instance, and Daily Tech News Show podcasts, to talk about Hearthstone potentially getting co-op, MGSV's early hype, the Taken King's revamped XP system, Mario Maker's best per-release levels, and more. For the Playlist, Patrick has been playing lots of Destiny and Hearthstone, Christian tried the COD: Black Ops 3 beta, Donkey Kong Country Returns on 3DS, PacMan 256, and Horizon Chase iOS, and Jeff got through his vacation with Loot & Legends. Plus, Jeff describes a unique European experience called Carrières de Lumières. In Tabletop Time, Patrick laughed through The Contender, Christian's family loves The Masquerade, and Jeff likes the changes to Cash n' Guns Second Edition.
Aug 24, 2015
87: A Very Special Episode with Greg Miller
1:36:38
Jeff is away on vacation, so this special episode was recorded in advance. Friend of the show Greg Miller from Kinda Funny stops by to chat with Jeff and Christian about games he loved growing up, and where the industry is today. Fueled by listener questions, the guys delve into what makes Metal Gear such a popular franchise, game genres that they like and don't like, ways to improve console UIs, the future of the industry, VR vs AR, and much, much more. Plus, Greg and Christian have the long-awaited Batman: Arkham Knight spoiler discussion!
Aug 17, 2015
86: A Game of Shooty-Shoot
1:41:42
Jeff and Christian welcome their old buddy from the Weekend Confirmed days, Indie Jeff Mattas to the show for the first time to talk about all of the big news from Gamescom 2015, including the Mafia 3 trailer, Microsoft's press conference with Scalebound, Quantum Break, and Crackdown 3, Blizzard's new expansion for World of Warcraft, Star Wars Battlefront Fighter Squadron mode, and much more! In the Playlist, Indie Jeff finished Batman: Arkham Knights, and has been voicing an upcoming survival horror game called Narcosis. Both Jeff's share their love of Watcher 3, and Christian tells his Tale of Fail from Rocket League. Then Christian and Jeff dive into Galak-Z, and Jeff survives Submerged. For Tabletop Time, Jeff gives a speech about The Contender, and Christian gears up to share Masquerade with his family.
Aug 10, 2015
85: Love's Great, but so's Lunch
1:39:53
Jeff and Christian welcome the Community Manager for The Odd Gentlemen, Nikole Zivalich to the show this week to talk about Gears of War backwards compatibility, Summer Games Done Quick raising $1.2 million, playing Iron Man in GTA, Windows 10's release, and more! In the Playlist, everyone discusses the new King's Quest, Christian gets ont he 3D bandwagon with Streets of Rage for 3DS, and Jeff is wrapped up in the Witcher 3, Card Hunter, and HotS. For Tabletop Time, Jeff runs down some of the mist buzzed about new board games from this week's GenCon. All that, plus your Q's and our A's!
Aug 03, 2015
84: Fantasy vs Sci Fi
1:39:39
Jeff and Christian welcome freelance writer Gita Jackson from the Match3 podcast to the show this week to talk about the new Hearthstone expansion, The Grand Tournament, the debut of Doom multiplayer, a patch for a 10 year old game, Summer Games Done Quick, the ESL adopting drug testing, and more! In the Playlist, Gita is playing Love Live, Christian loves Not a Hero, and Jeff confesses his Bat-fears with a return to The Witcher 3. For Tabletop Time, Gita digs Android Netrunner, and talks about Alchemists. All that, plus your Q's and our A's.
Jul 27, 2015
83: Real Now-Time Fun
1:39:38
Jeff and Christian welcome Jeff Green, of Computer Gaming World, 1up, and GFW Radio fame to the show this week to talk about all the highs and lows of EVO 2015, Shenmue and Star Citizen's crowdfunding challenges, Odin Sphere's remake, and more. In the Playlist, everyone is talking about Rocket League, Jeff Green is still hooked on Hearthstone and has been trying Oculus Rift demos, Christian continues his walk down retro lane, and Jeff is intrigued by The Vanishing of Ethan Carter and Warhammer 40k: Deathwatch. For Tabletop TIme, Jeff Green cuts off their heads in Guillotine and Jeff Cannata introduces a new group to Evolution. All that, plus your Q's and our A's!
Jul 20, 2015
82: Do Honor to the Lore
1:42:27
Jeff and Christian welcome Anrea Rene from Gamestop and Gametrailers back to the show this week to remember Nintendo President Satoru Iwata and talk about the delay of Batgirl DLC, Marvel's plans for AAA games, the Transformers Devastation trailer, Jade Raymond's new studio and more. In the Playlist, Andrea and Christian talk about getting stuck and unstuck in Arkham Knight, and Andrea explains her continued devotion to Destiny. Jeff returns to Card Hunter, now on Steam. For Tabletop Time, Andrea got to play the new game from the Cards Against Humanity designers, called Secret Hitler. All that, plus your Q's and our A's.
Jul 13, 2015
81: Dog Food Sounds
1:29:24
Jeff and Christian welcome the Senior Sound Designer at Naughty Dog, Robert Krekel, to the show this week to talk about creating sound in video games, Nintendo's NX hitting next year, a potential Superman game, the 2015 Spiel Des Jahres winners, and Final Fantasy 14's Mac woes. In the Playlist, Rob and Christian discuss Arkham Knights, and story in general, while Jeff describes the new Eternal Conflict Heroes of the Storm content. For Tabletop Time, Rob enjoys Carcasonne and Jeff builds his Flip City. All that, plus a new Q & A segment, featuring YOUR Qs and OUR A's!
Jul 06, 2015
80: Cannons Aren't Canon
1:43:11
Jeff and Christian welcome the Cheap Ass Gamer himself, CheapyD David Abrams to the show to talk about Arkham Knight's embarrassing PC launch, Destiny's embarrassing DLC pricing, and Uncharted 4's full E3 demo debut. In the Playlist, it is in depth Batman talk, as all of the guys share their experience playing the newest effort from Rocksteady Games. Plus, Jeff raves about his time with Her Story. Then for Tabletop Time, David remembers playing D&D and Hanabi, and Jeff finds fun in Ameri-Trash games.
Jun 29, 2015
79: E3 2015 Part 2: Is it really, though?
1:44:05
Jeff and Christian welcome Ben Silverman from Yahoo Games back to the show for a very special E3 wrap up episode. The guys start with a sneak peak of Batman Arkham Knights, and then launch into a discussion of the most impressive games of the show, including No Man's Sky, Mirror's Edge Catalyst, Street Fight V, Horizon Zero Dawn, Uncharted 4, Halo 5, Cuphead, Wattam, and much much more. Plus, the guys debate their heads-on VR experiences with Project Morpheus and Oculus Rift. This is a jammed packed episode of E3 goodness you won't want to miss.
Jun 22, 2015
78: E3 2015 Part 1
2:16:09
Jeff and Christian welcome Xav De Matos back to the show for a very special DLC from E3 2015! The guys run down all of the major press conferences from Microsoft and Sony, to Nintendo, EA, Ubisoft, and Bethesda with excitement for the biggest games and surprises of the convention as well controversial opinions galore! Don't miss this episode!
Jun 17, 2015
77: E3 Hype Train, All Aboard!
1:47:40
Jeff and Christian welcome their buddy Garnett Lee back to pocasting for this very special E3 predictions edition of DLC! The guys discuss the Fallout 4 trailer, the Dark Souls 3 leak, Amazon's ambitious PC game, Hearthstone getting real money skins, and more. Then the E3 Hype Train takes off, as the guys run down what to expect fcrom Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo, as well as their anticipated games of the show! Plus, some very bold predictions. In the Playlist, Garnett has put 85 hours in Dragon Age, Jeff is still in love with the Witcher 3, and they pinpoint why Heroes of the Storm works so well. All that, plus Jeff's own Story of Glory!
Jun 08, 2015
76: I Blame the Internet
1:44:33
Jeff and Christian welcome the AnnoyedGamer himself, Marcus Beer to the show this week to cheer EA adding females to FIFA, rant about Ultra Street Fighter 4 not working, debate the hype train starting up for XCOM 2, rail against 5,000 more attendees to E3 this year, and more! In the Playlist, Marcus has been playing Witcher 3 and Marvel Heroes 2015, Chrisitan finally got into Witcher 3 himself and is buying more Amiibos, and Jeff praises Massive Chalice and gets ready for Heroes of the Storm's official launch. For Tabletop Time, Jeff gives Marcus some suggestions based on his enjoyment of Uno, and discusses Puzzle Strike from Sirlin Games.
Jun 02, 2015
75: Need For Reboot
1:46:47
Jeff and Christian welcome Andrew Reiner, the executive editor at Game Informer Magazine to the show this week to discuss a new lawsuit for the Oculus founder, Ultra Street Fighter 4 compatibility, League of Legends' immediate banner policy, Microsoft and Sony's E3 press conference plans, a new Need For Speed, and Star Citizen. In the Playlist, Andrew described his frustrations with the Witcher 3 Xbox One save glitch, while Jeff describes his love of Witcher 3 gameplay, and Christian warns of Marvel flavored free-to-play shenanigans. For Tabletop Time, Andrew loves Betrayal at House on the Hill, Christian tries Masquerade and No Thanks, and Jeff whispers his way through Witness. All that, plus Stories of Glories and Tales of Fails!
May 26, 2015
74: Mood
1:45:34
Jeff and Christian welcome writer, director, and comedian J.D. Amato to the show this week to discuss the Oculus Rift's PC requirements, The Division being delayed, Divinity: Original Sin Enhanced Edition, the new Doom reveal, Assassin's Creed Syndicate, bricked Xbox Ones, and much more! In the Playlist, Jeff has started playing The Witcher 3 on PS4, J.D. loves Hearthstone and Don't Starve Together, and Christian relives the very best Super Marios. For Tabletop Time, J.D. talks about Pandemic, Puerto Rico, Space Cadets: Dice Duel, and the role-playing game, Dungeon World.
May 18, 2015
73: We're Not Talking About That
1:40:09
Jeff and Christian welcome Jaycie Gluck, Gillyweed herself, from Starcraft Craftstars, Table Flippin' Board Games, and much, much more to the show to talk about Kael Thas in HotS, Bloodstains: Ritual of the Night, Oculus' release date, Nintendo theme park rides, Tony Hawk Pro Skater 5 screen shots, Lego Dimensions getting all the IP, and more! In the Playlist, Jaycie talks about getting into Heroes of the Storm and the eSports community, and Christian is back in Wolfenstein for The Old Blood, as well as Marvel Heroes 2015. For Tabletop Time, Jaycie talks XCOM: The Board Game, ScrumBrawl, and Arkham Horror, and Jeff makes a case for Dominoes. All that, plus Stories of Glories and Tales of Fails!
May 11, 2015
72: Play as a Lightsaber
1:42:50
Jeff and Christian welcome Xav De Matos back to the show to start up that E3 hype train with news of a PC centric press conference, a new game announcement from Rare, teases of Mass Effect 4, and more. Plus, current news of Arkham Knight's $40 DLC season pass, Yooka-Laylee tearing up Kickstarter, and MS-DOS games formerly playable inside tweets. In the Playlist, Christian finishs Arkham Origins and starts up Marvel Heroes 2015, Jeff deals with broken hard drives, and Xav gets first-hand looks at Star Wars Battlefront, Call of Duty Black Ops 3, and the broken state of WE 2k15. For Tabletop Time, Xav is playing Letters From Whitechapel and Pandemic: The Cure, and Jeff recounts his latest DMing adventures in D&D 5th edition.
May 04, 2015
71: Core! Core! Core!
2:26:39
SPECIAL BONUS DOUBLE LENGTH EPISODE!! Jeff and Christian welcome David Brevik, the creator of Diablo and Marvel Heroes to the show this week to discuss Valve allowing paid mods on Steam, Konami axing Silent Hills, Call of Duty Black Ops 3, Telltale Doing Marvel, and much more! In the Playlist, David has been playing Cities: Skylines, Hearthstone on his phone, Don't Starve, and MLB: The Show, Christian has gone back to Batman: Arkham Origins, and Jeff is hooked on Doesn't Commute on iOS. Plus, Jeff gives his report on the Heroes of the Dorm finals. For Tabletop Time, David has been playing a ton of new games on his awesome Geekchic table, including Arkham Horror, Flashpoint: Fire Rescue, Love Letter, and Pandemic The Cure. Jeff and Christian describe Mascarade, and Christian introduces board games to his daughter. AND THERE"S MORE! Extra, bonus content this week as Jeff interviews Dustin Browder and Kaeo Milker from Blizzard about the upcoming release of Heroes of the Storm!
Apr 27, 2015
70: This Hype Train was Rendered In Engine
1:44:03
Jeff and Christian welcome Ben Silverman from Yahoo Games and Yahoo Tech to the show this week to discuss Star Wars Battlefront, Guitar Hero Live, a release date for Heroes of he Storm, Phil Spencer's E3 tweets, and more! In the Playlist, Ben and Jeff have been playing Mortal Kombat X, Ben tries to convince everyone to play Titan Souls, and Christian is still rocking OlliOlli2. For Tabletop Time, Ben discusses role-playing Star Wars with Age of Rebellion, and Jeff and Christian face off in Plaid Hat Games' newest, Ashes: Rise of the Phoenixborn.
Apr 20, 2015
69: Batmeal
1:54:16
Jeff and Christian welcome Shareef Jackson from GamesLookGood and the Spawn on Me Podcast to the show this week to discuss Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, Lego Dimensions, the first RPG for the Apple Watch, Witcher 3 having paid expansion content, and more. In the Playlist, Shareef is playing Game of Thrones episodes 1 and 2, Resident Evil Revelations episode 1, and Box Boy, Christian is still attacking Bloodbourne and trying to prime himself on HotS, and Jeff got hands-on with the new expansion to Path of Exile: The Awakening. A very special Tabletop Time this week feature's Jeff's interview with the designer of Wits & Wagers, Say Anything, and Evolution, Dominick Crapuchettes. All that, plus an awesome edition of Stories of Glories and Tales of Fails.
Apr 14, 2015
68: OnDead
1:41:21
Jeff and Christian welcome Shawn Andrich from the Gamers With Jobs Conference Call and gamerwithjobs.com to discuss YoutTuber Angry Joe's rant at Nintendo over copyright claims, the demise of OnLive, Quantum Break's delay to 2016, Nintendo's Amiibo rush, and more. For the Playlist, Shawn finished Pillars of Eternity and tried Titan Souls, Jeff is also playing Pillars, and Christian deals with corrupt saves and faulty Xbox Ones. In Tabletop Time, Shawn lauds China Town, and Jeff starts a new D&D 5e campaign of his own devising.
Apr 06, 2015
67: Master Chef
1:44:20
Jeff and Christian welcome to the show David Nottingham, Creative Director on Counterspy, which is currently free on PSN. They discuss the bloated state of AAA game development, Legend of Zelda on Wii U being delayed into 2016, Halo's live action trailers and release date, and more! In the Playlist, Christian and Jeff have been playing Bloodbourne, David has been playing Helldivers and TouchTone, and Jeff has started Pillars of Eternity. For Tabletop Time, David discusses Risk Legacy, and Jeff and Christian ain't afraid of no ghosts in Mysterium. All that, plus Stories of Glories and Tales of Fails!
Mar 30, 2015
66: Iron Crank Substantial
1:39:34
Jeff and Christian welcome Anthony Taormina from Gamerant.com back to the show this week to discuss Hideo Kojima leaving Konami, Nintendo going to mobile and announcing their next hardware, codenamed NX, more remastered games coming to current gen, Leap's AR target video, and more. In the Playlist, Anthony has been playing Battlefield: Hardline and Hotline Maimi 2, Christian is deeper into Ori and the Blind Forest, Jeff's thumbs survive OlliOlli2, and another Heroes of the Storm Primer. For Tabletop Time, Christian and Jeff lie to each other during Sheriff of Nottingham. All that, plus Stories of Glories and Tales of Fails!
Mar 23, 2015
65: Stop the Skid, Kids
1:31:10
Jeff welcomes the very much alive Adam Sessler of X-Play and Rev3Games fame, and a little bit of a remote Christian to the show this week to talk about VR devices like the Roto Chair (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/rotovr/roto-taking-virtual-reality-to-the-next-level), the potential delay of Oculus into 2016, the definite delay of Uncharted 4 into 2016, the wildly original new game Upsilon Circuit, the BBC's GTA drama, the new 3DS selling well, and more! In the Playlist, Adam has been playing Dragon Age: Inquisition, and Hotline: Miami 2, Christian has been playing Ori and the Blind Forest, and Jeff has another installment of his Heroes of the Storm Primer. For Tabletop Time, Jeff talks about hording money in Bruno Faidutti's Dragon's Gold, and getting young kids into gaming with Monza from HABA games.
Mar 16, 2015
64: Skunk McSqueezleteats
1:36:08
Jeff and Christian welcome David Eckleberry, the Game Director of Fable Legends, back to the show to discuss GDC and PAX East news, including Valve's Vive, Steam Link, and Steam Machines, Sony's Project Morpheus, Nvidia's Shield and Grid, EA closing Maxis Emeryville, Blizzard's new Blackrock Mountain Hearthstone expansion, and much more. In the Playlist, David discusses playing Overwatch, Dreadnaught, and Life is Strange, Christian gushes over OlliOlli 2, and Jeff introduces his primer for Heroes of the Storm. All that, plus a new entry into Stories of Glories and Tales of Fails.
Mar 09, 2015
63: Affectionados
1:50:31
Jeff and Christian welcome the Creative Director of Halo 5, Tim Longo of 343 Industries to the show this week to discuss Unreal Engine going free to use, Valve Vive VR announcement, Fable Legends going free-to-play, WoW adding a new gold for playtime economy, and more! In the Playlist, Tim wants to get into Heroes of the Storm, but Jeff is a jerk, Christian loves the whimsy of Kirby's Rainbow Curse, Tim extols the virtues of Never Alone, and Jeff feels like Hand of Fate is made just for him. For Tabletop Time, Tim played Call of Cthulhu the card game, Christian play Monopoly... yuck, and Jeff played Scoville.
Mar 02, 2015
62: I'm a Steampunk Dude
1:47:22
Jeff and Christian welcome not one, but TWO developers to the show this week, Chris Siegel and Tim Stellmach from OtherSide entertainment, currently revitalizing the legacy of of Ultima Underworld with their Kickstarter project, Underworld Ascendant. They talk about the possibility of a new version of Rock Band on current gen consoles, a correction that The Last Guardian is NOT dead, A Settlers of Catan movie, TwitchCon, and more! For the Playlist, Jeff and Christian get into it over The Order 1886, Chris and Tim discuss playing games as research for design, as well as Marvel Heroes, Far Cry 4, and Borderlands. Christian talks about getting ahold of a New 3DS. During Tabletop Time, Tim talks about Sentinels of the Multiverse and Flashpoint: Fire Rescue, Chris talks Cash and Guns, and Jeff joins in for a discussion of Dungeons and Dragons 5th edition. All that, plus a new edition of Stories of Glories/Tales of Fails!
Feb 24, 2015
61: That L Word
1:44:52
Jeff and Christian welcome Kahlief Adams from the Spawn on Me podcast and the Spawn Point Blog to the show to discuss The Order 1886's short playtime, the final end for The Last Guardian, Peter Molyneaux's hot water, Bethesda's E3 announcements, and more. In the Playlist, Kahlief has been playing Evolve and Dying Light, Jeff is enamored with Darkest Dungeon and Sunless Sea, and Christian has been rocking Gunman Clive 2 on his 3DS. For Tabletop Time, Christian tried Splendor, and there is a new Ghostbusters board game coming soon! All that, plus a new Story of Glory/Tale of Fail!
Feb 16, 2015
60: Ganondorf the Early Years
1:41:21
Jeff and Christian welcome Geoff Keighley, the producer of The Game Awards and Bonus Round, to the show this week to discuss making a definitive video game awards show, the DICE Summit, a possible Legend of Zelda live action Netflix series, the Persona 5 trailer, Activision's huge profits, and more. In the Playlist, Geoff has been playing Evolve and Dying Light, Christian remembers when 2D Mario was innovative in Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins, and Jeff raves about the whimsy inside of Grow Home. For Tabletop Time, Jeff and Christian played X-Wing Miniatures Game from Fantasy Flight Games and loved it.
Feb 10, 2015
59: Flippity Dipping Around the Universe
1:35:13
Jeff and Christian welcome the CheapyD from Cheapassgamer.com to the show to discuss the closing of joystiq.com, the end of Nintendo Club, the first Tetris Grand Master in the US, Madden 15 nailing the Super Bowl final score, Unreal 4's Paris apartment, new LEGO games, the absence of LAN gaming, and more! In the Playlist, Christian and Jeff have both been playing Dying Light, and discuss the zombie/parkour game in detail. Also, Christian is back in love with Metroid Prime on his WiiU. For Tabletop Time, Jeff puts on his cape to play Sentinels of the Multiverse, both on the table and digitally on Steam. All that, plus YOUR phone calls. This episode dedicated to the memory of our friend, Andrew Yoon.
Feb 03, 2015
58: Holographic Cat Armor
1:34:52
Jeff and Christian welcome Aaron Morales, Art Director and video game writer at Entertainment Weekly, to the show this week to discuss Microsoft's massive HoloLens announcement, Windows 10 integrating Xbox functionality, game streaming to Windows PCs, Bard Tale 4 announced, Guild Wars 2 getting an expansion, Elder Scrolls Online going subscription free, and more! In the Playlist, Aaron got his hands on the New 3DS XL and Majora's Mask, Chistian is Playstation Nowing his way through Batman Arkham City and Shadow Warrior, and Jeff tries Lords of Xumlia on Steam, and has become the guy he hates in Heroes of the Storm. For Tabletop Time, Jeff delves into the world of word games with Kerflip.
Jan 27, 2015
57: Commodities!
1:45:43
Jeff and Christian welcome Xav De Matos from Joystiq.com back to the show to discuss the announcement of Sid Meier's Starships, a potential reboot for Rock Band, the Nintendo Direct announcements of New 3DS, Mario Party 10, and Splatoon, Blizzard giving statues to 10 year WoW subscribers, how long it will take to get through your Steam library, and more! In the Playlist, Xav has been loving Elite Dangerous inside Oculus Rift, Christian has been testing Playstation Now, and Jeff digs Talos Principle and the new map in the closed beta of Heroes of the Storm. Plus, Evolve's beta! Then during Tabletop Time, Xav has been playing Lords of Waterdeep and Formula D, and Jeff introduced Going Going Gone to his family.
Jan 19, 2015
56: The Bloodspicer
1:39:31
Jeff and Christian welcome Alex Berg from UCB Theatre, Key & Peele, Reno 911, and more back to the show to discuss Call of Duty in China, no Nintendo in Brazil, 2400 MS-DOS games emulated in your browser, the WGA writing awards for video games, Blizzard's Overwatch trademark troubles, WoW's "Veteran Mode" and more! For the Playlist, Alex is playing The Swapper and Dragon Age: Inquisition, Christian is playing Far Cry 4, and Jeff describes raiding Highmaul in WoW: Warlords of Draenor. In Tabletop Time, Alex loves cooperative deduction in Hanabi, and Jeff introduces his wife to Caverna, and his nephew to Monza.
Jan 13, 2015
55: Games of 2015: Bold & Crazy Predictions!
1:38:36
In this very special episode, Jeff and Christian celebrate the 1 Year Anniversary of DLC's debut by looking back and looking forward. They discuss the Playstation Now subscription prices, which were actually the subject of speculation in their very first episode, and some of their predictions from last year. Then, they look ahead, and pick out some of the most anticipated titles slated for 2015, including No Man's Sky, Legend of Zelda for Wii U, Witcher 3, Evolve, Uncharted 4, The Rise of the Tomb Raider, Star Wars Battlefront, Bloodbourne, Halo 5, and more. Finally, it is prediction time, as Christian and Jeff make some bold speculation as to what 2015 might have in store for Video Games - and even some downright crazy predictions. Will they be right? All that, plus YOUR phone calls!
Jan 05, 2015
54: (Favorite) Game of the Year 2014
1:48:52
Jeff and Christian are joined by Rob Keyes from Gamerant and Screenrant to review the year that was 2014. They discuss the biggest stories and trends from the year then launch into their personal top 5 lists for the best games of 2014. Don't miss it!
Dec 29, 2014
53: Guile with Hammer Pants
1:40:45
Jeff and Christian welcome Kevin Pereira from G4's Attack of the Show and Supercreative.tv's Pointless Podcast to the show this week to discuss the Oculus's new VR acquisitions, a father who made his son play video games in chronological order, Charlie returning to SF5, pre-ordering games, and more. In the Playlist, Kevin is playing Shadow of Mordor, Bittrip Runner 2, and Destiny, Christian bought Driveclub, and Jeff is thrilled with endgame in Warlords of Draenor. For Tabletop Time, Kevin and Jeff discuss Mysterium, and Jeff loves Red7 and offers up some more easy board game gift ideas. All that, plus YOUR phone calls!
Dec 15, 2014
52: By The Way, I'm a Gerbil
1:47:40
Jeff and Christian welcome Justin McElroy from Polygon.com, My Brother My Brother and Me, Quality Control, and Sawbones to the show to about all the big news from The Game Awards and The Playstattion Experience. Uncharted 4, Zelda for WiiU, No Man's Sky, Hazelight, The Order 1886, Adrift, Drawn to Death and lots more are on on the docket. Plus, Witcher 3 delayed again, Stream Broadcasting changes everything, and the next Assassin's Creed is in Victorian London. In the Playlist, Justin is playing Dragon Age: Inquisition and Spiderman: Unlimited, Christian is playing Bayonetta 2, and Jeff is level capped in Warlords of Draenor. For Tabletop TIme, Justin discusses his new adventures in D&D 5th edition, and Jeff talks Splendor and print-and-playing Spyfall.
Dec 08, 2014
51: Never Play Until Patch 3
1:41:17
Jeff and Christian welcome Andrea Rene from Gametrailers.com and Gamestop TV to the show this week to discuss Unisoft's Assassin's Creed Unity apology, Sony's Vita class action settlement, the new Batman version of Love Letter, Xbox One winning Black Friday, and more! In the Playlist, Andrea has been playing Far Cry 4 and Geometry Wars 3, Christian has been enjoying couch co-op in Super Smash Bros Wii U, and Jeff threw 40 hours in Dragon Age: Inquisition already. For Tabletop Time, Jeff and Christian got an early, pre-release play of the much anticipated XCOM: The Boardgame.
Dec 01, 2014
50: Straight Up Batman '66 It
1:47:25
Jeff and Christian welcome Bianna Wu, developer of Revolution 60 and co-host of the Isometric podcast to discuss Dragon Age's lack of hair choices, Christian's attempt to return a broken game to Best Buy, Black Friday deals, WoW and Half-Life 2 turning 10 years old, Game Awards nominees, the world's greatest gaming trailer, and more. In the Playlist, Briana and Christian test their Amiibos with Super Smash Bros WiiU, and there is much talk of Far Cry 4. For Tabletop Time, Jeff welcomes very special guest, game designer Rob Daviau direct from BGG Con, to discuss his new publishing project, Funemployed, and his time at the convention
Nov 24, 2014
49: A Polite Stink
1:35:05
Jeff and Christian welcome Anthony Taormina from Gamerant.com to the show today to discuss all of the various botched launches that have been happening, Warlords of Draenor, Call of Duty Advanced Warfare, Assassin's Creed Unity, and Halo Master Chief Collection all have had buggy, broken, shameful launches in the last couple of weeks. What is to be done? In the Playlist, Anthony has been playing Assassin's Creed Unity and Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, Christian just got a WiiU, and Jeff played Halo: MCC and is back in WoW with the new expansion. For Tabletop Time, Jeff talks about King of New York and Among the Stars
Nov 17, 2014
48: The Taylor Swift of Video Games
1:39:28
Jeff and Christian welcome Xav De Matos from joystiq.com to the show this week to talk about Blizzcon, Overwatch, first person GTAV, Majora's Mask 3D, a new Tony Hawk Pro Skater, Geoff Keighley's new video game awards, and more. In the Playlist, we press 'x' to talk about Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. For Tabletop Time, Xav is raving about the deduction game, Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective and Jeff is raving about Northstar Games' Evolution. All that, plus YOUR phone calls!
Nov 10, 2014
47: The Wall of Duty
1:54:37
Jeff and Christian welcome Raj Deut from Melbourne, Australia to report on his experience at PAX Australia. Topics include the Star Citizen FPS mode debut, the "Day Zero" release of Call of Duty: Advance Warfare, the Internet Arcade, YouTube supporting 60fps, and Bethesda officially canceling Prey 2. In the Playlist, everyone has strong opinions about Sunset Overdrive, Christian has a few hours in on COD: AW, Raj has indie picks from PAX, and more! For a very special Tabletop Time, Jeff welcomes Richard Ha, Rahdo from the Rahdo Runs Through board gaming video series, to discuss his love of board games, and talk about the best new games he saw at Essen Spiel in Germany. All that plus YOUR phone calls!
Nov 03, 2014
46: Stuff is just BIG
1:38:17
Jeff and Christian welcome Cam Robinson from Gamespot UK and the Reality Check show to discuss the PS4 SharePlay update, the Xbox One price cut, 50 new things for Super Smash Bros WiiU, Titanfall's co-op mode, Assassin's Creed Unity's crazy PC specs, Extralife 2014 and more. In the Playlist, Cam has been playing games for 24 hours, including Wolfenstein and more, Christian digs the SOuth Park pinball boards, and Jeff loves Legend of Grimrock 2. Also, Diablo 3 is back and better than ever. For Tabletop Time, Jeff reacts to Tom Vasel's Top Ten board games of all time for 2014.
Oct 27, 2014
45: Come Say Hi To Me!
1:44:53
Jeff and Christian welcome Andrea Rene from Gametrailers and Gamespot TV to the show this week to talk about Super Smash Bros Wii U, Driveclub's release woes, photo mode in Shadow of Mordor, EVE playing like a speadsheet, porn sites sponsoring eSports teams, and more. In the Playlist, Andrea has finished Destiny and Shadow of Mordor's story modes, Christian is back to Walking Dead, and Jeff is embarrassed about what he's (not) playing. For Tabletop Time, we talk about Kig of New York, Dead of Winter, and Splendor, plus whether it is smart to pre-order a board game. All that, plus YOUR phone calls!
Oct 20, 2014
44: Rub Superman's Shoulders
1:32:23
Jeff and Christian welcome Brian Brushwood from Scam School, Cordkillers, and Night Attack to the show to talk about NBA 2K15's nightmarish faces, Driveclub's poor launch, a new Star Wars arcade game, Xbox's "parity clause", Assassin's Creed's resolution issues, and more! In the Playlist, Brian has been playing Far Cry 3 and Wasteland 2, Jeff has been scared by Alien: Isolation, and Christian is getting ganked by orcs in Shadow of Mordor. For Tabletop Time, Brian explains the card game Kent and loves Love Letter, Christian is bamboozled by Boggle, and Jeff is excited for the Garbage Pail Kids Dice Game, the Magic: The Gathering Board Game, and Power Grid: Deluxe.
Oct 13, 2014
43: A Good Bidet To Die
1:40:07
Jeff is back from his honeymoon and he and Christian are happy to welcome Scott Johnson from Frogpant Studios back to the show as well. They talk about Blizzard's plans with Hearthstone, Titan, and more, the missing Ps from the upcoming Assassin's Creed, VR innovations RoomAlive and Dexmo, and much more. In the Playlist, everybody has praise for Shadow of Mordor, Christian is playing Super Smash Bros on 3DS, and Jeff and Scott discuss Heroes of the Storm. For Tabletop Time, Scott like the DC Deckbuilding Game and Star Realms, and Jeff reports on playing Lost Cities with his new wife. All that, plus YOUR phone calls.
Oct 06, 2014
42: Cat Holding an AK-47
1:41:58
With Jeff Cannata still in Italy enjoying his honeymoon, Christian Spicer is back leading the charge. This week's he's joined by (1) Xav de Matos from Joystiq PLUS (2) Ify Nwadiwe from SocialTronLive and UCB! They dive into Destiny's leaked DLC plans, it's story allegedly being cut down before release, Visceral saying Battlefield Hardline will work at launch, the Xbox One launching in China, and more. In the Playlist, Ify talks about switching from League of Legends to DOTA2, while Xav discusses his time with Disney Infinity 2: Marvel Super Heroes and the new Oculus headset, Crystal Cove. And like last week, Jeff is back with another awesome Table Top Time. He's joined by Rob Daviau, the designer of Risk Legacy, and more. All that, plus YOUR phone calls!
Sep 29, 2014
41: Mashing While Smashing
1:47:30
Jeff is now a married man and enjoying an Italian honeymoon, which means it's up to Christian to pilot the good-ship DLC. Good thing he's joined by two awesome guests, (1) Gamerant, Screenrant, and FilmFracture's own Anthony Taormina PLUS (2) from Cuddles and Rage and the People I Think Are Cool podcast, Liz Reed! The gang chat about Grand Theft Auto V getting a first-person mode, Final Fantasy XV news, games as recruitment tools, Metal Gear Solid's dog addition, Oculus VR's newly announced Crescent Bay headset, and more! In the Playlist, P.T. got Liz back interested in older Silent Hill games, Anthony spent a bunch of time with Disney Infinity 2.0 - Marvel Superheroes, and all three spent time playing the 3DS Super Smash Bros. demo. But wait, there's more! Don't think we'd go a whole episode with no Cannata! Jeff drops an awesome pre-recorded Table Top Time interview with Shut Up & Sit Down's Quintin Smith. All that, plus YOUR phone calls!
Sep 22, 2014
40: Croissants are 90% Butter
1:45:05
Jeff and Christian welcome Polygon's Deputy Reviews Editor and StreamFriends Twitch streamer, Phil Kollar back to the show this week to talk about the huge sale of Mojang to Microsoft for $2.5 billion, GTA V coming to next gen, gaming ramifications for iPhone 6 and Apple Watch, the White House GameJam, and much more. In the Playlist, things get heated as the guys debate the merits of Destiny, now that it has been released to the masses. Is it more fun than it is good? Plus, Phil has been playing ArchAge and Jeff has been playing Fotonica. For Tabletop Time, Jeff explains building nukes in Manhattan Project. All that, plus YOUR phone calls!
Sep 15, 2014
39: Playing Upside Down
1:41:23
Jeff and Christian welcome their old friend from Weekend Confirmed, Andrew Yoon to the show - but now he's a bona fide game designer, with his new card game, Divorce! They discuss the free game Xbox One deal, Samsung's new VR headset, beating Dark Souls with a Rock Band guitar, playing Destiny on Vita, ESPN declaring eSports not a sport, and more. In the Playlist, Andrew is playing Dreadnaught and Mario Kart 8's DLC, Christian is playing Velocity 2X, and Jeff is still in love with Heroes of the Storm. For Tabletop Time, Andrew describes becoming a board game designer, and Jeff talks Star Realms and gives an update on his Risk Legacy Campaign. All that plus YOUR phone calls!
Sep 08, 2014
38: Look At My Bust
1:40:55
With Garnett Lee filling in for Christian this week, he and Jeff welcome special guest Rich Grisham from the Press Row Podcast to the show to discuss the New 3DS, Sony's big TGS announcements, including Persona 5, Yakuza Zero, and more, GOG offering DRM-free movies, Pokken Tournament, Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell, and more. In The Playlist, Rich and Garnett break down Madden 15 in depth, and Jeff played the Star Trek simulator, Artemis. For Tabletop Time, Rich is trying Risk, and Jeff lost to 8 year olds in King of Tokyo. Plus, Space Cadets Dice Duel. All that, plus YOUR phone calls.
Sep 02, 2014
37: Darth Vader Riding a Dragon
1:37:32
Jeff and Christian welcome comedian, improviser, and all-around nerd, Alex Berg to the show to discuss Amazon possibly buying Twitch, new VR demos for Netflix and Half-Life 2, Microsoft's predictive DeLorean cloud gaming system, one Dad's solution to Minecraft griefers, the success of PC gaming, and more. Plus, the guys answer criticism that they were too mean to Microsoft last week. In the Playlist, Alex is hooked on Diablo 3 for PS4, Christian finished Counterspy, and Jeff falls deeper and deeper in to the grasp of Heroes of the Storm. Plus, Star Realms impresses on iOS. For Tabletop Time, Alex discusses the joys of D&D 4th edition and X-Wing Miniatures game, and Jeff recounts his first two games in the epic campaign that is Risk Legacy. All that, plus YOUR phone calls!
Aug 25, 2014
36: Persona Non Golden
1:45:13
Jeff and Christian welcome Anthony Carboni from We Have Concerns and Rev3Games to the show to talk all things Gamescom and Gencon. First up is the Microsoft press conference, and everybody has a complaint about how the Rise of the Tomb Raider exsclusivity was handled. Not to mention 3 bundles, the Halo Channel, and no Kinect. For the Sony press conference, the guys are excited about new games including Rime, The Tomorrow Children, and Wild, and SharePlay. Plus, a new game from Bioware, Obsidian gets the Pathfinder license, Sierra making Geometry Wars 3, Kojima and Del Toro combine for P.T. and Silent Hills, and much much more. From the GenCon front, Jeff is excited for Star Wars Imperial Assault, and a whole mess of game announcements. In the Playlist, Anthony loves Hohokum, Christian loves Swapper, and Jeff loves Diablo 3 for PS4. During Tabletop Time, Jeff played the final version of the new Plaid Hat game, Dead of Winter, and everyone is buzzing for D&D 5th Edition. All that, plus YOUR phone calls!
Aug 18, 2014
35: Until We Delete Them
1:35:03
Jeff and Christian welcome Devindra Hardawar from Venture Beat and the /Filmcast to the show to discuss Twich's crackdown on copyrighted music, Evolve's delay, Fantasy Flight's new X-COM and Star Wars games, the return of the Sierra brand, and more. In the Playlist, Devindra finished Watch_Dogs, Christian is loving The Swapper and Rogue Legacy, and Jeff is still digging the alpha of Heroes of the Storm. In Tabletop Time, Jeff has his hands on the 5th Edition Dungeons & Dragons Starter Set and couldn't be more excited about it. All that, plus YOUR phone calls.
Aug 11, 2014
34: Uncle George At The Ranch
1:29:57
Jeff and Christian welcome David Nottingham, the co-founder and creative director at Dynamighty to the show to talk about his upcoming game, Counterspy, his history working at Lucasarts and Rockstar, and his choice to develop at a smaller studio. In Story of the Week, they talk about EA's new subscription service, EA Access, endgame details for Destiny, Bioshock on iOS, and problems curating the Apple App Store. In the Playlist, David has been playing Wolfenstein and Christian has been rocking Rogue Legacy on Vita. For Tabletop Time, David tried Dungeon Dice, and Christian had a party with Knee Jerk. All that, plus YOUR phone calls!
Aug 04, 2014
33: Losing Friends to MOBAs
1:26:11
Jeff and Christian welcome Veronica Belmont to the show to talk about all the big Comic Con news, including the Mako coming back to Mass Effect, a redesign of Batman, the Halo: Nightfall trailer and more. Also, Gamestop customers don't know you can trade in games? A free browser based Catan? Bravely Default sells a million? In the Playlist, Veronica is loving Tropico 5, Christian level caps the Destiny Beta, and Jeff is doing the Blizzard one-two punch of Hearthstone: Curse of Naxxramas and Heroes of the Storm Alpha. In Tabletop Time, Jeff tries to convince Veronica that Monopoly is bad, and brings friends into the hobby with Love Letter and For Sale. All that, plus YOUR phone calls!
Jul 28, 2014
32: Don't Choke On That Thing
1:43:18
Jeff and Christian welcome Ben Silverman from Yahoo! Games to talk about The International DOTA Championships, Microsoft laying off 18,000 and ending the Xbox Entertainment Studios, a new DOOM, the Yogscast Kickstarter debacle, and high-earning MMOs. In the Playlist, Jeff and Ben have lots to say about the Destiny Beta, while Christian talks Walking Dead season 2. Ben has paid money to enjoy Magic: Duels of the Planeswalkers 2015, and Jeff loves the beauty of elegance of Monument Valley on the iPad. For Tabletop Time, Ben describes his epic quest to acquire 1981's Dark Tower board game, and Jeff finally got to play the 2014 Kennerspiel des Jahres winner, Instanbul - and he is impressed. The segment ends with Ben and Jeff talking about Pathfinder and D&D tabletop RPGs. All that, plus YOUR phone calls.
Jul 21, 2014
31: Between Pot and Pint
1:41:28
Jeff and Christian welcome David Walgrave, Producer on Divinity: Original Sin, to DLC this week to talk about understanding what a game developer does, the EVO 2014 fighting game championships, Raiden joining Mortal Kombat X, Tekken 7 announced, Hearthstone: Curse of Naxrammas pricing info, and more. Then in The Playlist, Jeff goes a little crazy praising Divinity: Original Sin, which he calls one of the best games of ever. Christian tries to manage the slurping, but Jeff loves loving the throwback CRPG in all of its glory. Christian has some memories of Aladdin Genesis that he's revisiting himself, too. For Tabletop Time, David talks about destroying his friends at Dominion, and Jeff is excited to play the newly announced Spiel des Jahres winners. All that, plus YOUR phone calls.
Jul 14, 2014
30: Oh, Sweet Shaders!
1:35:20
Jeff and Christian welcome David Eckelberry, the Game Director of Fable Legends, to the show this week to talk about DnD Next, Cliffy B returning to video game design, Hearthstone tournaments allowing women to play, Giant Bomb's hiring only men, Mario Kart 8 being hacked, Dungeon Kepper being deem NOT free-to-play by the ASA, and more. In the Playlist, David is enjoying Wolfenstein and Wolf Among Us, but not anything Transformers related, Christian still loves Shovel Knight, and Jeff discusses Civilization Revolution 2, Witcher Battle Arena, and possibly his new love, Divinity: Original Sin. In Tabletop Time, David has been playing Chaos in the Old World, and Jeff spent the weekend introducing people to Puerto Rico. All that, plus YOUR phone calls.
Jul 07, 2014
29: I'm The Other Vita Guy!
1:47:13
Jeff and Christian welcome Ryan O'Donnell from Area 5 to the show this week, to talk about YouTube going 60 FPS, Games Done Quick raising over $700,000 for charity, a new world record speed run for Super Mario Bros, Minecraft's astonishing console sales number, Crytek's possible problems, DOTA International's $10 million prize pool, and more. In the Playlist, all three guys have been playing Shovel Knight, but on different consoles and with different controllers/ Christian is on a huge retro gaming kick, Ryan is addicted to Titanfall, and Jeff is even more in love with Wildstar. For Tabletop Time, Jeff addresses the number one question he gets, namely, the best introductory board games for 2 players. All that, plus YOUR phone calls!
Jun 30, 2014
28: Susan Can Go To Space
1:27:01
Jeff and Christian welcome Geoff Engelstein to the show this week, for a special Tabletop Time episode! Geoff is the designer of The Ares Project, Space Cadets, and Space Cadets Dice Duel, as well as the host of the Ludology Podcast and Gametech on The Dice Tower. The guys discuss Kickstarter's effect on games, the Steam Summer Sale, and a crazy WoW player who leveled to 90 without ever leaving the starting area. In Tabletop Time, Geoff discusses Splendor and Lewis & Clark, as well as his own games. The guys talk about The Magic Circle and introducing one new design concept per game. In the Playlist, Christian is playing DmC: Devil May Cry, Geoff is enjoying Hearthstone and Wolf Among Us, and Jeff has found the love for Wildstar.
Jun 23, 2014
27: You're The Best In Town
1:45:21
Jeff and Christian are joined by the very first member of the DLC 5-Timers Club, Garnett Lee, from Garnett on Games to work through all of the post-E3 news. First up, it is the Destiny Alpha, which has been making a good first impression all weekend long. Christian is perplexed by the discovery of great graphics setting hidden inside the PC code for Watch_Dogs. And Jeff hopes the fate of the Wii U has been improved by the strong sales of Mario Kart 8. Plus, PS4 side-by-side with PS3 of the GTA V trailer looks really pretty, but what does that mean for graphics on this new generation of consoles? In the Playlist, Garnett and Christian have been playing tons of Destiny, and have a lot to say about it. Jeff has been playing Wild Star and is trying to find the love. And Christian has some feeling about Battlefield: Hardline. For Tabletop Time, Jeff wants to highlight the winners of this weekend's Origins Awards, including Numenera, Love Letter, and Trains. All that, plus YOUR phone calls!
Jun 16, 2014
26: E3 Day 3 - Choo Choo
1:44:14
Jeff and Christian welcome Ashley Esqueda, Senior Editor at CNET and host of the uncoming Tomorrow Daily show to help them wrap up a huge week of daily E3 episodes. They discuss The Order 1886, No Man's Sky, Splitoon, Super Smash Bros, Playstation Now, Counterspy, Destiny, Batman: Arkham Knight, Sunset Overdrive, and much much more. Plus, they each name their Games of Show for E3. All that, plus calls from David Nottingham, Anthony Carboni, and YOU. You can hear all of the complete daily DLC coverage of E3 2014 starting with episode 23.
Jun 13, 2014
25: E3 Day 2 - Now THAT'S a Dongle
1:52:03
Jeff is without Christian for this, the third DLC Special Edition episode, covering the second official day of the the E3 conference. But fear not! Jeff has a couple of awesome guests host to fill in, complete with their own experiences from the E3 show floor. Jeff Mattas from Weekend Confirmed and the upcoming game, Narcosis, and Matthew Burnside, formerly of the Indoor Kids Podcast help Jeff discuss The Witcher 3, Lords of the Fallen, Splatoon, Dragon Age: Inquisition, Smash Bros, The Division, Batman: Arkham Knight, and more! All that, plus YOUR phone calls! Don't miss DLC's special live E3 coverage every night this week!
Jun 12, 2014
24: E3 Day 1 - Witcher Voice
1:49:20
Jeff and Christian welcome Cory Banks from PC Gamer Magazine to the show for the second live E3 episode of 2014. This, the first official day of the conference, started with Nintendo's big Nintendo Direct announcements, and continued with great games. Jeff and Christian report from their show floor and behind closed doors experiences with Bloodbourne, The Witcher 3, Sunset Overdrive, Forza Horizon, Driveclub, The Crew, Ori, Fable Legends, Far Cry 4, and so many more! Plus a special call in from Xav De Matos of Joystiq.com and YOUR phone calls
Jun 11, 2014
23: E3 Day 0 - Monsters with Flatulence
1:47:55
Jeff and Christian welcome big time Hollywood Director, Dan Trachtenberg to the show to discuss the first day of E3 2014! Microsoft, Sony, EA, and Ubisoft press conferences with surprise announcements, big games, and more! Check back for live episodes every day of E3 this week as the biggest event in gaming continues!
Jun 10, 2014
22: If That Sounds Awesome... Awesome
1:41:16
Jeff and Christian welcome Christopher Livingston, freelance writer for PC Gamer and Rock Paper Shotgun to DLC this week for a giant E3 Hype Train and predictions episode. First up, in Story of the Week, the guys discuss the pre-E3 leak-nnouncements of Battlefield: Hardline, Mortal Kombat X, Forza Horizon 2, and Homefront: Revolution. Plus, Nintendo is sharing profits with YouTubers and Jack Tretton is anchoring some E3 coverage! The guys come large with a big E3 Hype Train, predicting their favorite press conference of the show, sleeper hit of the show, specific predictions from Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo, and even their Game of Show. Will they be right or way, way wrong? In the Playlist, Christopher reviewed Watch_Dogs for PC Gamer and really liked it. Christian is still loving Wolfenstein, and Jeff has a $12 Steam game that very well could be his Game of the Year. You MUST listen to this one - and play this game! All that, plus YOUR phone calls!
Jun 02, 2014
21: Live In The Now!
1:43:51
Jeff and Christian welcome their buddy Garnett Lee back to DLC for the 4th time. Garnett is the host of Garnett on Games and the John + Garnett podcasts. This week, he's talking about the contrast between hype and reality in games, specifically with Watch Dogs being released. Christian is interested in the PS4 being released in China, and Jeff is overwhelmed by the massive number of games released on Steam already in 2014. Plus, the guys ponder Amplitude's intense Kickstarter and the free Wii U game that Nintendo is giving away with every Mario Kart 8. The E3 Hype Train continues to roll along as Christian asks what percentage of exciting announcements will actually be playable at the show. In the Playlist, Garnett is almost finished with Last Story on Wii and has some strong feelings about Heroes of the Storm, Christian loves loving Wolfenstein: New Order, and Jeff is interdependently enjoying some independent releases, Super Time Force and Transistor. Plus, pre-E3 thoughts on Evolve and Civ: Beyond Earth. Tabletop Time has Jeff amped to finally play Marvel Dice Masters, and he's got a lot to say. Plus, Garnett digs Bigger Blacker Cards Against Humanity. All that, plus YOUR phone calls!
May 26, 2014
20: A Snake, a Steak, and a House
1:51:35
Jeff and Christian welcome cartoonist and Acquisitions Inc member, Scott Kurtz, of PvP Online and Table Titans fame, to the show this week. He is buzzing about the Wizards of the Coast news, both their announcement of an official release date for D&D Next, and their copyright infringement lawsuit against Cryptozoic Entertainment. Christian is all riled up over the Kinect being de-bundled from the Xbox One, and Jeff is interested in YouTubve reportedly buying Twitch for $1 billion. Plus there is the Halo 5 news, Gold no longer required for Xbox Live streaming services, and more in a very full Story of the Week segment. The E3 Hype Train continues along apace, as the guys consider the possibility of "megaton" announcements. In the Playlist, Scott is hooked on Hearthstone, Christian is swinging away on Mario Golf on his new 2DS, and Jeff is loving Mario Kart 8. Plus, the guys introduce Stories of Glories and Tales of Fails. Tabletop Time has one of the most famous players of D&D on hand, so of course Scott describes exactly what makes playing D&D Next so great. All that, plus YOUR phone calls!
May 19, 2014
19: Greatest American Hero Simulator 2014
1:41:17
Jeff and Christian welcome Julian Murdoch from Gamers With Jobs to DLC this week, and he's excited about Unreal Tournament returning after a 7 year hiatus! Christian is "amped" for the new Sunset Overdrive gameplay trailer, but he and Julian gang up on Jeff and tell him Nintendo hasn't done anything right since SNES, especially in light of their $238 million loss this quarter, desperate new Pokemon games announcement, and late-to-the-party adoption of NFC figure product line. Jeff is still excited about VR, and loves that Oculus wants to use their Facebook money to shoot for a 1 billion user VR MMO! Oh, and Birdly. Plus, could Darksiders be coming back? The HYPE TRAIN for E3 is starting early this year, as Jeff and Christian start their predictions this week, with more coming each week we get closer to E3. Which console will likely have an exclusive that will get you most excited? In the Playlist, Julian is playing Kentucky Route Zero's third episode, and Sportsfriends, Christian is going through his backlog of Steam games, but has given up on platinuming inFamous, and Jeff has more tales of frustration and glory from Dark Souls 2, and Hearthstone. Tabletop Time clocks in with the guys discussing Alien Frontiers, Dixit, and D&D Next. All that, plus YOUR phone calls!
May 12, 2014
18: A Blurry Pic of You
1:43:28
Jeff and Christian welcome Carlos Rodela from the Video Game Break Show to DLC this week. His Story of the Week pick has Nintendo changing their strategy for E3 and beyond. Meanwhile, Christian is intrigued by leaks, leaks, leaks, including the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfighter leak-turned-announcement and From Software's Project Beast leak-stayed-leak. The guys debate the merits of Call of Duty's new direction, and the use of Twitter for personal comments in light of Turtle Rock's community manager being fired. Jeff's excited for a potential re-release of the No One Lives Forever franchise, and a new version of Amplitude, and curious about Neversoft merging with Infinity Ward. Then in the Playlist, Carlos is playinh a weird Steam game called Anventure Manager, Christian is back into racing games, and Jeff loves Dark Souls 2, even solo. Also, do you want to talk to your video games? Then it is Tabletop Time and Carlos has fond memories for Avalon Hill and Car Wars. Jeff discusses his experience playing one of the biggest releases (in more ways than one) from 2013, Terra Mystica. All that, plus YOUR phone calls!
May 05, 2014
17: I Went On a Digital Trip
1:42:15
Jeff and Christian welcome Andrea Rene to the show from the Escapist. In Story of the Week, Andrea is excited about all of the new hands-on information about Bungie's upcoming Destiny, while Christian debates the merits of Major League Gaming being included in the next X-Games in Austin. Jeff is excited about the excavation of the legendary E.T. cartridges in the desert, and the fact that Microsoft's Xbox Originals initiative seems to have a lot of exciting programming coming soon. Also, Twitch is more popular that ESPN and WWE? In the Playlist, Andrea has some issues with Infamous: Second Son, but tons of fun with Lego: The Hobbit, Christian is still loving Hearthstone, and Jeff discovered the joy in... wait for it... Dark Souls 2! Tabletop Time has Andrea buying King of Tokyo and Jeff trying Coal Baron. All that, plus YOUR phone calls!
Apr 28, 2014
16: Mel Brook's MMO: The Movie
1:36:20
Jeff and Christian welcome Michael Fox from the Little Metal Dog Show and Sprocket Games to DLC for a very Tabletop Time episode! Michael is excited about the Origins Awards nominees and has played nearly all of the games. He gives a rundown of what to be excited about. Then the guys reminisce about the Gameboy as a way to celebrate its birthday, before Christian lays into the NPD numbers for March. Console War ignite! News that Nintendo turned down exclusivity for Skylanders is discussed, as well as the recent departure of Marty O'Donnell from Bungie and Nate Wells from Naughty Dog. Jeff is excited about video game developers creating cards for the new Magic the Gathering 2015 Core Set, and the games recently announced as MENSA's favorites for 2014. In the Playlist, everyone is playing Hearthstone on the iPad, Michael is still loving Dark Souls 2, and Jeff cannot get enough of Elder Scrolls Online, even if he can see its weaknesses. Then, in Tabletop Time, Michael loves the civ game, Nations, as well as his own publishing effort, Of Mice and Lemmings. He and Jeff then both rave about Caverna and Big Foot. All that, plus YOUR phone calls.
Apr 21, 2014
15: There Are No Awkward Places
1:37:11
Jeff and Christian welcome Emily V Gordon from Nerdist's Indoor Kids podcast to the show this week. She is excited about Sir Richard Attenborough making a new documentary for the Oculus Rift, as well as the new DLC announced for Titan Fall. Christian is surprised by the release dates for Super Smash Bros on the WiiU and 3DS, as well as Peter Molyneux calling the Kinect a "joke". Meanwhile, Jeff is still in Boston for PAX East, and he is buzzing about his participation in Firaxis' announcement of Civ: Beyond Earth, and Blizzard's announcement of Curse of Naxxramas for Hearthstone. Everybody was excited to see 14 minutes of Chris Robert's Star Citizen on display at the show. In the Playlist, Emily is playing Titanfall and South Park: Stick of Truth, as well as Don't Starve, Christian is playing Zen Pinball, and Jeff has a ton of PAX East games to report on, including Evolve, Wildstar, Love in a Dangerous Spacetime, Crypt of the Necrodancer, and Below. Then it is Tabletop Time, and Jeff played some awesome games at PAX East, including Mobile Frame Zero, Myth, and Cipher Ops. All that, plus YOUR phone calls!
Apr 14, 2014
14: Cosplay vs. Cosplay
1:40:12
Jeff and Christian welcome Canada's own Victor Lucas from EPN.tv to the show to discuss Stories of the Week, including Amazon's Fire TV announcement, the Game_Jam reality TV debacle, Amy Hennig joining Visceral Games, Microsoft making a new sci-fi show for Xbox, Borderlands' new Pre-Sequel, and Adam Sessler leaving games journalism. Then, in the Playlist, Vic has been playing Luftrausers, inFamous Second Son, Titanfall, and NBA 2K14, while Jeff is completely addicted to Elder Scrolls Online and Christian has gotten back into Forza. March Madness comes to its thrilling conclusion as the final matchup pits Super Mario 64 against Portal! And in Tabletop Time, Jeff and Christian recount their experience playing Last Will on International Tabletop Day, and Jeff finally gets his hands on Caverna! All that, plus YOUR phone calls.
Apr 07, 2014
13: Oculus Puppies
1:35:14
Jeff and Christian welcome their first International guest, Guy Cocker, from Wired UK. The Story of the Week centers around Facebook's buyout of Oculus Rift, and the guys debate all sides of the news, plus Microsoft's purchase of AR tech and Nintendo's continued investment into health monitoring hardware. Christian thinks Phil Spector becoming the head of Xbox is a good thing for games, while Guy has his own optimism about UK tax breaks for video game companies. Meanwhile, Jeff loves the way Titanfall is dealing with cheaters on the PC. In the Playlist, Guy has been revisiting excellent PC games from the last couple of years that he missed, while Christian continues to get the most out of inFamous: Second Son. Jeff is renewing his addiction to Diablo 3 with Reaper of Souls, and just starting to play Elder Scrolls Online. March Madness hits its Final Four, with Super Mario 64 taking on Half-Life 2 and Last of Us squaring off against Portal. Then Tabletop Time gets you ready for International Tabletop day with a discussion of great co-op games that can overcome Christian's competition qualms from last week. Space Cadets, Pandemic, and Flashpoint: Fire Rescue are discussed. All that, plus your phone calls!
Mar 31, 2014
12: A Truck Full of Brink
1:51:32
Jeff and Christian welcome back Garnett Lee from Garnett on Games to the show to talk about GDC, inFamous, Titan Fall, and much much more. Garnett has hands on with the new Sony Project Morpheus VR headset, as well as Hack and Slash, eye tracking technology, and more! Jeff is excited about the Unreal and Crytek engines being affordable for indie developers, announcements of the new Assassin's Creed and Far Cry franchises, and the comic book Powers coming to Playstation Network as a TV series. Christian just wants to talk about games! And games there are! Christian defends the brevity of Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes, Garnett digs Tearaway and is uncertain about the staying power of Titan Fall, and Jeff is hooked by Diablo 3 2.0 and inFamous. Then it is the Elite Eight round of March Madness, and the guys are reeling from last week's Tetris-gate. But the decisions are any easier this time! Your votes and calls help determine which games progress into the Final Four. And Tabletop Time debuts a new jingle, with Christian discussing his experience playing Wits & Wagers.
Mar 24, 2014
11: Against the Will of the People
1:44:39
Jeff and Christian welcome Jeff's old TRS co-host and big time Hollywood movie director, Dan Trachtenberg to DLC this week. Dan kicks Story of the Week off with the announcement of a reboot for the classic arcade game, Gauntlet. Christian is still on the Twitch news bandwagon, arguing that the first mobile game with Twitch streaming integration is a game changer. Jeff cheats by bringing up several stories for SotW, including PS4's price hike in Canada, the producer of the Castlevania series leaving a 20 year long post at Konami, Valiant Comics characters getting tabletop games, Bruno Cathala teaming with Days of Wonder, and most of all, evidence of gravitational waves from the Big Bang being found! Then, March Madness hits the Sweet 16 round, with some incredibly hard matchups, that have Dan, Christian, and Jeff disagreeing with each other and the audience! Plus, in Tabletop Time, Jeff and Dan discuss their love of Dungeons and Dragons, and what makes for a good pen and paper RPG. All that, plus your phone calls!
Mar 17, 2014
10: Jeff Calls In
1:38:40
Jeff and Christian welcome Scott Johnson of Frogpants Studios, the podcaster and cartoonist responsible for the comic strip, Extralife, to DLC this week. They start with a big week of news, including big name departures from Sony and Naughty Dog, the new Batman: Arkham Knight debut trailer, and Last of Us as a live action movie. Scott has great things to say about the new 2.0 patch for Diablo 3, and Christian is back in Killzone Shadow Fall. Then it is week 2 of March Madness, with some epic match ups decided by your votes and phone calls!
Mar 11, 2014
9: On to the Next Person
1:41:30
Jeff and Christian welcome Phil Kollar from Polygon.com to the show this week. They kick off with Story of the Week, which Phil thinks should be the triumph of Twitch Plays Pokemon finishing Pokemon Red and moving on Pokemon Crystal. Christian thinks that Nintendo shutting down their Wii and DS online servers is the most important story of the week, while Jeff suggests that it is the announcement of Twitch streaming being added to the Xbox One. They also imagine what a Minecraft movie might be, as well as whether a remastered Mass Effect trilogy would be a good thing for the new consoles. Phil gives his impressions of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 and Bravely Default, and Christian has been enjoying Thief 4 on PS4. Then it is time for the first round of March Madness, as the guys tackle the Cannata Division of the bracket with the help of your live calls and votes. Some intense match-ups and a few underdog winners may surprise you. Finally, it is Tabletop Time, and Jeff recommends the storytelling game, Tales of the Arabian Nights as an interesting alternative to competitive board games.
Mar 03, 2014
8: Handplant or Eggplant
1:38:33
Jeff and Christian welcome Justin McElroy to the show, from Polygon.com, and the Sawbones and My Brother, My Brother, and Me podcasts. After noting the sad passing of Harold Ramis, Justin kicks off Story of the Week with Irrational Games' massive downsizing and new direction. Christian thinks the launch of the PS4 in Japan is the most important story, even despite hard data on sales, while Jeff looks at the UK price drop and Titanfall bundle of the Xbox One as a very important indicator of Microsoft's desire not to fall behind in the console war. The guys also discuss the new Netflix/Comcast payout, and the pseudo-announcement of new installments in three huge game franchises, The Last of Us, Tony Hawk Pro Skater, and Doom. Then it is time to talk about what they've been playing, and Justin explains a new iOS game called Calculords, while Jeff professes his enthusiasm for Double Helix's Strider and the new indy Steam release, 99 Levels to Hell. Meanwhile, Christian loves the DLC for The Last of Us, Left Behind. In Tabletop Time, Jeff finally got Christian to try a Euro board game, and he chose an excellent starter Euro, Wizard of the Coast's Lords of Waterdeep. They also discuss Smash Up and the idea of miniature components in games making them even more fun. All that, plus your phone calls!
Feb 24, 2014
7: Blah, Blah, Blah, Titanfall
1:49:12
Jeff and Christian welcome Garnett Lee from Weekend Confirmed and 1up Yours to DLC. For his Story of the Week pick, Garnett has NPD numbers and more that lead him to believe that Microsoft might be in danger of falling far behind Sony in the console race. Christian is more disturbed by the proposed Comcast acquisition of Time Warner and what that might mean in absence of Net Neutrality. But Jeff is just too excited about his playtime in the Titanfall Beta to think anything other that that could be SotW. He gushes about piloting giant robots, hacking specters, and double jumping his way around the maps. The guys debate the merits of multiplayer-only games, the danger of micro-transactions in the form of Burn Cards, and more as callers weigh in with their feelings on Titanfall, too. There is also the fact that thousands of people have been playing Pokemon together, and the announcement of a new FPS music game from Harmonix to discuss, before Tabletop Time. Jeff fills the guys in on his experience playing T'zolkin: The Mayan Calendar at Orc Con in Los Angeles, and discusses the evolution of worker-placement games. All that, plus the announcement of DLC's upcoming March Madness! Get your submissions for the tournament games in to dlcfeedback@gmail.com!
Feb 17, 2014
6: 2nd Place is the First Loser
1:44:02
Jeff and Christian welcome Giant Bomb's Scoops himself, Patrick Klepek to DLC this week, and he's the perfect guy to bring up his pick for Story of the Week, the Flappy Bird saga. Not only is Patrick a great video game news man, he also gave a TED X talk about Internet discourse, which makes for the perfect context to discuss Flappy Bird. Christian brings up the acquisition of game developer Double Helix by Amazon, and what that might mean for a potential upcoming Amazon home console. Jeff is more interested in the recently concluded DICE conference, its Awards, and one DICE talk in particular, focusing on the value of virtual goods in EVE: Online. That leads the guys into discussing Peter Molyneaux's indictment of the new free-to-play version of his own game, Dungeon Keeper, and the news that Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeros will only be 2 hours long. Jeff and Patrick have been playing - and loving - Threes on iOS, and a listener wonders how Patrick gets his "scoops". Then, it is Tabletop Time, and Jeff discusses his very favorite game of all time, Le Havre. All that, plus your phone calls!
Feb 11, 2014
5: Kiss the Ring
1:42:54
Jeff and Christian welcome one of the most knowledgeable people in board games to the show, Tom Vasel from The Dice Tower. They start with Story of the Week, in which Tom discusses the backlash against Games Workshop for their combative consumer practices in the wargaming miniatures space. Christian argues that the biggest story of the week is the discussion going on over "quality control" on Steam, which leads Jeff to discuss his experience this week with Divinity: Original Sin on Early Access. But Jeff's real Story of the Week is more Nintendo news, as Iwata outlines some interesting plans for the house of Mario going forward. Then, it is a special, extended Tabletop Time with Tom Vasel! Tom pulls back the curtain on an exciting upcoming game that combines Magic: The Gathering, Quarriors, and Marvel superheroes, called Dice Masters - and it has Jeff drooling. Jeff gives his review of new board games, Lost Legends and Trains, and the guys discuss Tom's own co-design, Nothing Personal, as well as the idea of designer board games going mainstream. All that, plus your phone calls!!
Feb 03, 2014
4: Candy Massacre I through XIII
1:45:37
Jeff and Christian welcome Cory Banks, Managing Editor of PC Gamer to DLC this week. In the Story of the Week segment, Cory is intrigued by the news that Microsoft has secured the rights to Gears of War, and brought over the old series producer Rod Fergusson. Christian is more interested in the news that Microsoft paid YouTubers for positive Xbox One mentions, while Jeff is confused about the need for Candy Crush Saga to trademark the word "candy". The guys talk PC gaming with Hearthstone, Might and Magic Legacy X, Day Z, and the idea of early access, and ask whether "finishable games" are on the way out? Then it is Tabletop Time with a question about Dungeons and Dragons style games that don't require a large group. Jeff has many suggestions. All that, plus your calls on this week's DLC!
Jan 27, 2014
3: William Shatner Mask
1:35:50
Jeff and Christian welcome video game industry veteran John Davison from First for Gamers to DLC, and kick things off with a spirited discussion on the state of Nintendo in the wake of their disappointing sales forecast for the WiiU. Even better, Garnett Lee from Shacknews and Weekend Confirmed joins in on the debate, as the guys ask what would make you want to buy a WiiU. Christian thinks the delay of the Batman vs Superman film is a positive thing, while Jeff ponders a potential Superman video game. And Michael Myers in Call of Duty? The guys talk about the new mode and the idea of IP mashups. Then, in light of Hollywood award season, the guys imagine what might make for a great video game awards show. Finally, it is Tabletop Time! John has just gotten on board with the fantastic roll-and-move game, Formula D from Asmodee, while Jeff is still in love with the Brewster's Millions game, Last Will from Rio Grande Games. All that, plus your phone calls!
Jan 20, 2014
2: Hey guys, makin a HALO movie, its gonna be DOOOOPE
1:44:36
Jeff and Christian are joined by Anthony Carboni from Rev3Games, who has some harsh words about the announcement of an offline single player mode for SimCity in Story of the Week. For some reason, Christian thinks a few tweets about Ridley Scott and a Halo movie is the big news, while Jeff is more interested in Sony's 14 for 14 sale and the Awesome Games Done Quick guys raising $1 million for charity. Anthony hips the guys to the arrival of the new Indie title. Nidhogg, and OlliOlli has everyone reminiscing about extreme sports games. Then, Jeff's got one of his very favorite board games to suggest for tabletop time in Power Grid. All that, plus your phone calls!
Jan 13, 2014
1: Hippie Jeff
1:39:14
Jeff and Christian kick off the very first episode of DLC with a discussion of the Story of the Week. Christian thinks that the high sales numbers for both the PS4 and Xbox One are the biggest story, while Jeff is focused on CES, with the reveal of the Steam Machines, and the new prototype of the Oculus Rift topping his list. They also discuss the new Alien game announced by Sega, and the Playstation Now steaming service. Jeff introduces a What If for what Halflife 3 could be and Christian imagines a world without Nintendo hardware. Then it is tabletop time, as Jeff recommends some digital board games, and gives his tabletop pick of the week with Gauntlet of Fools. All that, plus tons of live call in and a surprise guest! DLC's first episode kickoff show!
Jan 08, 2014