Episode 109 – Nintendo Direct Mini Reactions

Nintendo aired a Direct Mini presentation on January 11, 2018, as it was rumored for several weeks. The hype building up to it was at an all-time high, considering that we haven’t really heard many specifics about Nintendo’s plans for 2018. So… did they deliver the goods? We talk about the announcements and news from the Nintendo Direct Mini as well as several other games: Resident Evil 7, Persona 5, Never Stop Sneakin’, Dragon Quest Builders, Project Octopath Traveler, and more!

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Episode 108 – 2017 GOTY Debates (Part 7) – Best Overall Game

The final installment of our Game of the Year Debates is here! This is where we finally rank the top 10 overall games of 2017. It was easily our toughest task, but we made it. Before we get to that, though, we make our picks for Best Remaster/Re-release, Most Anticipated Game of 2018 & Beyond, and Gem of the Year. We also rank the top 10 DLC & Expansions of the year as well as the top 10 Multi-platform Games.

To close things out, we share our personal top 10 games of the year and the winners of the community votes.

It’s been an awesome year for gaming, and we are so grateful for your support! Happy New Year!

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Episode 107 – 2017 GOTY Debates (Part 6) – Best Console Exclusives

We are coming down to the heavy hitters as we rank the Top 10 console exclusives for Microsoft, Nintendo, and Sony. We also talk about our favorite sports game and favorite family game.

Did you hear the first 5 parts of our discussions? Go back and listen if you haven’t!

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Episode 106 – 2017 GOTY Debates (Part 5) – Best Heroes & Villains

Our 2017 Game of the Year debates continue as we rank our top 10 favorite heroes and villains of the year. We also talk about Best Writing, Favorite Mobile & PC games, Most Pleasantly Surprising Game, and a number of community picks.

If you missed parts 1-4, be sure to go back and listen!

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Episode 105 – 2017 GOTY Debates (Part 4) – Best Acting

There were several great performances in video games in 2017, but which ones were the best? We debate the top 10 acting performances in video games this year.

If you missed parts 1-3, be sure to go back and listen!

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Episode 104 – 2017 GOTY Debates (Part 3) – Best Story

Which 2017 video game had the best story? We debate what elements make a good narrative, and then we rank the top 10 stories of the year.

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Episode 103 – 2017 GOTY Debates (Part 2) – Best Music & Visuals

Our Game of the Year debates roll on with this episode which covers our top ten list for Best Music and Best Visuals. Which games make the cut? Listen to find out! We also name our favorite backlog games of the year.

If you missed part 1, be sure to go back and listen to our first selection of GOTY categories. Thanks for listening!

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Episode 102 – 2017 Game Of The Year Debates (Part 1)

The end of 2017 is upon us, and it’s time to take a look back at this incredible year in gaming. Rudy Regalado and Kyle Neely join Tim & Derek to name their picks for Just Plain Fun, Most Creative, Most Disappointing, Badass Award, and Most Stylish game of the year. For some of the categories, we debate a Top 10 list, for others we just name our personal picks, and for all categories we share the winners of our community poll.

As always, thanks for listening, and let us know your thoughts on our final lists for each category!

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Episode 101 – Our Reactions To The Game Awards

The 2017 Game Awards aired this past week, so we break down the announcements & winners. Also, we recap how we did with our predictions from last week.

Before that, we talk about the games we’ve finished this year and which games we started but never finished.

Also… lots of games!

  • Wolfenstein II
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 2
  • Cuphead
  • ReCore
  • Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds
  • Monster Hunter Worlds Beta

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Episode 100 – VGA Predictions | Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Impressions

We made it! We have now officially hit 100 episodes of Fathers of the Grind. We take a few minutes to talk about our favorite moments from the podcast so far as well as share a little bit about why we love doing this show. Thanks for all your support over the past 100 episodes!

The Video Game Awards will air this week, so we make our predictions for the winners for each major category. Also, we have both taken a deep dive into Xenoblade Chronicles 2. What do we think so far? Is it a worthy addition to your Switch collection? Listen to our spoiler-free discussion to find out.

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